Đề thi vào 10 - Chuyên TP HCM 2015

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____________, the film began.
  • All of us have taken the seats
  • All of us having taken the seats
  • We all having seated
  • We all have been seated

_____ could only have been made by someone incompetent.

  • How serious a mistake
  • Such a serious mistake
  • So serious is this mistake
  • So serious a mistake
Choose the correct answer to fill in the blank.
She insisted that the report _____ as his source of information.
  • not be mentioned
  • not to mention
  • not mentioning
  • not mention

_____ traveling is educational, it can also be stressful and expensive. 

  • Since
  • Providing
  • While
  • Even though

They arrived home only to find their house _____ in their absence.

  • was burgled
  • has burgled
  • had been burgled
  • was burgling
Choose the correct answer to fill in the blank.
There isn't a _____ of truth in his words. What a liar!
  • wealth
  • trace
  • pack
  • grain

Choose the correct answer to fill in the blank.
Don't count your _____ before they hatch.

  • ducklings
  • chickens
  • puppies
  • birds

Choose the correct answer to fill in the blank.

- Manh: "Should I buy a new bike or a used one?"

- Dung: "Buy _____ you can afford."

  • the one whichever
  • which one that
  • those that
  • whichever one

Choose the correct answer to fill in the blank.
- Dung: “Merry Christmas!”
- Manh: "_____."

  • You, too
  • Merry Christmas
  • You are welcome
  • You bet

Choose the correct answer to fill in the blank.

I hope everything is OK. They _____ several hours ago.

  • would have called
  • supposed to call
  • must have called
  • were to have called

He was a great athlete when he was younger. He now still _____ if he hadn't had that accident.

  • would have been
  • had been
  • will be
  • would be

After a month-long investigation, the police still aren't sure who _____.

  • is blamed by them
  • do they blame
  • to lay the blame on
  • to be blaming

The food wasn't bad, but I'd _____ to go somewhere else next time.

  • rather
  • prefer
  • better
  • liked
Choose the correct answer to fill in the blank.
The company is famous for making sturdy work clothes that can _____ hard wear.
  • stand up for
  • stand up to
  • stand in for
  • stand up against
Choose the correct answer to fill in the blank.
Employees are advised to take _____ of the changes in the company policy.
  • hold
  • effect
  • root
  • notice
Choose the correct answer to fill in the blank.
The day their first child was bom, the new parents were _____ with joy.
  • overpowered
  • overtaken
  • overcome
  • overthrown

By the time you finish your job, everyone _____ home.

  • has gone
  • will have gone
  • had gone
  • was going
Choose the correct answer to fill in the blank.
The _____ child is forever asking questions. He's incredibly curious.
  • acquisitive
  • acquitted
  • inquisitive
  • exquisite

Choose the correct answer to fill in the blank.
If you think you are right, then _____. Don't let him bully you into changing your mind.

  • stand your ground
  • hit it off
  • kick the bucket
  • give the green light
Choose the correct answer to fill in the blank.
At the end of the broadcast, the TV station received a _____ of complaints.
  • hurricane
  • tsunami
  • tornado
  • torrent

- "Will Sarah get mad if she finds out that I lied to her?"

- "________ She will be so angry."

  • Why not?
  • Look, who's talking?
  • You can say that again.
  • You bet!

- A: “Have you told your dad what's bothering you?

- B: “I'd _____ in you than in my parents."

  • rather to confide
  • better confide
  • rather my confiding
  • sooner confide

Choose the correct answer to fill in the blank.

_____ is over your head is just an exaggeration.

  • That this entrance exam
  • When this entrance exam
  • This entrance exam which
  • This entrance exam
Choose the correct answer to fill in the blank.
When I decided to study two foreign languages at the same time, I knew I _____ off more than I could chew.
  • took
  • bit
  • cut
  • broke
Choose the correct answer to fill in the blank.
My visit was supposed to be a surprise but my sister _____ it away.
  • gives
  • takes
  • brings
  • shows

_____ he couldn't solve that mathematical puzzle.

  • As intelligent as was he
  • Intelligent as he was
  • So intelligent was he
  • Although he is intelligent
Choose the correct answer to fill in the blank.
The test was given _____ short notice, so we all couldn't finish it well.
  • by
  • in
  • for
  • on

Things would have been better _____ to my advice.

  • you not listened
  • were you listened
  • had you listened
  • if you listened
Choose the correct answer to fill in the blank.
They will hold a party _____ their son's 16th birthday.
  • in recognition
  • in celebration to
  • with a view to celebrate
  • in celebration of
Choose the correct answer to fill in the blank.
Where have you been? I've been trying to get _____ of you all day.
  • touch
  • hold
  • contact
  • rid
Choose the correct answer to fill in the blank.
The break-in turned out to be _____ because it made us more aware of the insecurity of the neighbourhood.
  • a Jack of all trades
  • a storm in a teacup
  • a blessing in disguise
  • a matter of life and death
Choose the correct answer to fill in the blank.
My new hiking boots will be great once I've _____ them _____.
  • broken - in
  • put - through
  • taken - to
  • fixed-up
Choose the correct answer to fill in the blank.
We admire his _____ to his students.
  • generosity
  • sympathy
  • assumption
  • thoughtfulness

_____ he tried to fix the machine.

  • Not being a computer expert notwithstanding
  • Despite of not being a computer expert
  • Though no computer expert
  • In spite of being no computer expert
Choose the correct answer to fill in the blank.
The draw took place yesterday but the competition winners _____.
  • are yet to be announced
  • haven't been being announced
  • are as yet to have been announced
  • haven't announced yet

I had _____ on my face after I remembered the wrong day for her birthday party.

  • egg
  • sugar
  • salt
  • tomatoes

Choose the correct answer to fill in the blank.
The tickets cost only a small amount of money _____.

  • off his head
  • by head
  • off hand
  • per head
Choose the correct answer to fill in the blank.
The roberry is being _____ .
  • broken out
  • taken on
  • looking into
  • putting in
Choose the correct answer to fill in the blank.
The book you are looking for is out of _____.
  • order
  • print
  • the question
  • work

Choose the correct answer to fill in the blank.

He was too tired to mow the lawn, so he _____ one of his sons to do it.

  • had
  • made
  • got
  • took

Choose the underlined part that needs correction.
Tropical forests exist close to the equator, which both high temperature and abundant rainfall occur all year round.

  • Tropical
  • close
  • which
  • abundant

Identify the mistake in the sentence below.

The Smiths are very proud of that their son always gets high marks in his courses.

  • of
  • their
  • in
  • courses

Identify the mistake in the sentence below.
We called the baseball park up to ask that when the game was scheduled to begin that afternoon.

  • up
  • that
  • scheduled
  • afternoon

Choose the underlined part that needs correction.

The American Indians killed the buffalo only when necessity to obtain food, clothing and shelter.

  • killed
  • only
  • necessity
  • clothing and shelter

Choose the underlined part that needs correction.

Some relatives of mine like staying at their cabin on Lake Omega every summer holidays.

  • of mine
  • staying
  • on
  • holidays

Identify the mistake in the sentence below.
In the United States among 60 percent of the space on the pages of newspapers is reserved for advertising.

  • among
  • of the space
  • is reserved
  • advertising

Identify the mistake in the sentence below.

Gilbert Newton Lewis, a chemist, helped to develop the modern electron theory of valence, a theory explains the forces holding atoms together in molecules.

  • a
  • develop
  • explains
  • together

Identify the mistake in the sentence below.
Because of a high birthrate and considered immigration, the United States population in the late nineteenth century increased tremendously from 31 million in 1860 to 76 million in 1900.

  • birthrate
  • considered
  • in
  • increased

Identify the mistake in the sentence below.
For most of their history, especially since the 1860's, New York City has been undergoing major ethnic population changes.

  • their
  • especially
  • the
  • changes

Identify the mistake in the sentence below.

Rocks have forming, weaning away and re-forming ever since the Earth took shape.

  • have forming
  • weaning away
  • ever since
  • took

Read the following passage and choose the best answer to the questions that follow. 

  Television’s contribution to family life in the United States has been an equivocal one.  For while it has, indeed, kept the members of the family from dispersing, it has not served to bring them together.  By dominating the time families spend together, it destroys the special quality that distinguishes one family from another, a quality that depends to a great extent on what a family does, what special rituals, games, recurrent jokes, familiar songs, and shared activities it accumulates.

  “Like the sorcerer of old,” writes Urie Bronfenbrenner, “the television set casts its magic spell, freezing speech and action, turning the living into silent statues so long as the enchantment lasts.  The primary danger of the television screen lies not so much in the behavior it produces — although there is danger there — as in the behavior it prevents: the talks, games, the family festivities, and arguments through which much of the child’s learning takes place and through which character is formed.  Turning on the television set can turn off the process that transforms children into people.”

  Of course, families today still do special things together at times: go camping in the summer, go to the zoo on a nice Sunday, take various trips and expeditions.  But the ordinary daily life together is diminished — that sitting around at the dinner table, that spontaneous taking up of an activity, those little games invented by children on the spur of the moment when there is nothing else to do, the scribbling, the chatting, the quarreling, all the things that form the fabric of a family, that define a childhood. 

  Instead, the children have their regular schedule of television programs and bedtime, and the parents have their peaceful dinner together.  But surely the needs of adults are being better met than the needs of children, who are effectively shunted away and rendered untroublesome.

  If the family does not accumulate its backlog of shared experiences, shared everyday experiences that occur and recur and change and develop, then it is not likely to survive as anything other than a caretaking institution.

Which of the following best represents the author’s argument in the passage?

  • Television has negative effects on family life.
  • Television has advantages and disadvantages for children.
  • Television should be more educational.
  • Television teaches children to be violent.

The word it in the passage refers to _____.

  • dominating
  • time
  • television
  • quality

Why is Urie Bronfenbrenner quoted in paragraph 2?

  • To present a different point of view from that of the author
  • To provide an example of a television program that is harmful
  • To expand the author’s argument
  • To discuss the positive aspects of television

The word freezing in the passage is closest in meaning to _____.

  • controlling
  • halting
  • dramatizing
  • encouraging

Urie Bronfenbrenner compares the television set to _____.

  • a statue
  • an educator
  • a family member
  • a magician

Which of the following would be an example of what the author means by a special thing that families do?

  • Going on vacation in the summertime
  • Playing cards together in the evening
  • Reading to the children at bedtime
  • Talking to each other

The thing that “form the fabric of a family” in paragraph 3 are _____.

  • special things
  • ordinary things
  • television programs
  • children

The word it in the passage refers to _____.

  • the television
  • the family
  • its backlog
  • an institution

According to the author, what distinguishes one family from another?

  • Doing ordinary things together
  • Watching television together
  • Celebrating holidays together
  • Living together

It can be inferred from the passage that a caretaking institution is one in which care is given _____.

  • charitably
  • lovingly
  • constantly
  • impersonally

Supply the appropriate forms of the words in the bracket.

Joining this project is a . Just do it. (BRAIN)

 

Supply the appropriate forms of the words in the bracket.

There are a lot of articles in this newspaper. Why not read it?  (NEWS)

Supply the appropriate forms of the words in the bracket.

My cousin is a person. He is aware of all the latest fashions and wanting to follow them. (FASHION)

Use the word in brackets to form a new word that fits into the blank.

The burglar gained entry to the building after the alarm. (ABILITY)

Supply the appropriate forms of the words in the bracket.

Whatever happens, don't let this failure you. (HEART)

Supply the appropriate forms of the words in the bracket.

Your carelessness may do harm to people. (CALCULATE)

Supply the appropriate forms of the words in the bracket.

The listed for the pills meant that she couldn't take them because she may be allergic to some of the chemicals in them.      (INDICATE)

Supply the appropriate forms of the words in the bracket.

We were defeated because we were . (NUMBER)   

Supply the appropriate forms of the words in the bracket.

It is summer, but it's rather autumnal today. (THEORY)

Supply the appropriate forms of the words in the bracket.

This type of screen enables drivers to have a clear view even when it is smashed. (SHATTER)

Supply each blank in the following passage with ONE suitable word.

  The human race is not the only one species of beings in the living . Many other species exist on this planet. However, human beings have a great influence on the of the world. They are changing the environment by building cities and villages where forests stood. They are affecting the water supply by using water for industry and agriculture. They are changing conditions by cutting down trees in the forests and are destroying the air by adding pollutants to it.

   It can be said that human beings are changing the environment in all respects their actions and their habits. This has in two serious consequences. The first is that many species of animals are killed. The second is that the environment these animals are living is destroyed. As a result, the number of rare animals is decreasing so rapidly that they are in danger of becoming

  In order to make sure that these rare animals do not disappear, have been made to protect endangered nature. Scientists have made of these species and suggested ways to save them. Many organizations have been set up and funds have been Thousands of national parks all over the world have been established to protect endangered animals. have been introduced to prohibit killing endangered animals in natural habitats where animals are living.

  If people's interference with the environment decreases, more species will survive and offspring. The earth will be a happy planet where human beings, animals and plants peacefully .

Rewrite the following sentence without changing the meaning.         

You have to accept the truth although it is hurtful. (TERMS)

=>> Hurtful .

Rewrite the following sentence without changing the meaning.         

You will start to feel better as soon as this drug is effective. (EFFECT)

=>>   The moment .

Rewrite the following sentence without changing the meaning.         

My dad is now abroad and I am in charge of the office. (UNDER)

=>>   My dad has .

Rewrite the following sentence without changing the meaning.         

Don't make a fuss over such trivial things. (MOUNTAIN)

=>>   Don't .

Rewrite the following sentence without changing the meaning.         

Every day television viewers witness some sort of violence or crime on their screens. (GOES BY)

=> Hardly .

Rewrite the following sentence without changing the meaning.         

He was extremely happy because he won that scholarship. (MOON)

=> Had.....