Đề ôn luyện chuyên Anh vào 10 Sở Hà Nội số 6 (Listening)

7/13/2020 9:30:00 AM

Listen to the audio and fill in the blanks. You can hear the audio TWICE.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

Mass Stranding of Whales and Dolphins

Mass stranding: situations where groups of whales, dolphins, etc. swim onto the beach and die 

Common in areas where: the can change quickly

Several other theories:


e.g. some parasites can affect marine animals’ , which they depend on for navigation


Poisons from plants or , which are commonly consumed by whales

e.g. Cape Cod (l988) - whales were killed by saxitoxin

Accidental Strandings

Animals may follow prey ashore, e.g. Thurston (l995)

Unlikely because the majority of animals were not when they stranded

Human Activity

from military tests are linked to some recent standings

The Bahamas (2000) stranding was unusual because the whales:

  • were all  
  • were not in a  

Group Behavior

  • More strandings in the most species of whales
  • 1994 dolphin stranding — only the was ill

Further Reading

Marine Mammals Ashore (Connor) gives information about stranding

(Cambridge IELTS 9, Test 1)

Listen to the audio and fill in the blanks with the correct letters. You will hear the audio TWICE.

You will hear five short extracts in which people are talking about their recent experiences.

While you listen, you must complete BOTH tasks.


For questions 1-5, choose from the list A-H the activity each speaker is describing

A. mountaineering

B. going to the theatre

C. swimming in a lake

D. dining in a restaurant

E. watching a football match

F. fishing in a river

G. wandering around a market

H. attending a wedding

Speaker 1:

Speaker 2:

Speaker 3:

Speaker 4:

Speaker 5:


For questions 6-10, choose from the list A-H what each speaker felt about their activity.

A. It was disappointing

B. It was confusing

C. It was uneventful

D. It was overcrowded

E. It was frightening

F. It was unusual

G. It was amusing

H. It was exhausting

Speaker 1:

Speaker 2:

Speaker 3:

Speaker 4:

Speaker 5:

(Listening C1, CAE 2, Test 2)