ĐỀ THI VÀO CNN NĂM 2012

9/21/2019 8:48:02 AM
Đề thi vào 10 môn Anh Chuyên ngoại ngữ năm 2012.

Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the others'.

  • vehicle

  • rhythm

  • humane

  • exhaust

Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the others'.

  • contradict

  • incessant

  • punctual

  • calculate

Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the others'.

  • salmon
  • calm
  • walk
  • delta

Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the others'.

  • shoelace
  • embrace
  • commonplace
  • necklace

Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the others'.

  • soothe

  • gloomy

  • livelihood

  • monsoon

Choose the word that differs from the rest in the position of the main stress.

  • gesticulate
  • secondary
  • illiterate
  • phenomenon

Choose the word that differs from the rest in the position of the main stress.

  • archaeology
  • indispensable
  • vocabulary
  • pharmaceutical

Choose the word that differs from the rest in the position of the main stress.

  • repeat
  • forbid
  • resist
  • hurry

Choose the word that differs from the rest in the position of the main stress.

  • significant
  • economy
  • comparative
  • dangerous

Choose the word that differs from the rest in the position of the main stress.

  • fantastic
  • fortunate
  • mountainous
  • dangerous

Read the following passage and choose the correct answer for each question.

Cooperation is the common endeavor of two or more people to perform a task or reach a jointly cherished goal. Like competition and conflict, there are different forms of cooperation, based on group organization and attitudes.

In the first form, known as primary cooperation, group and individual fuse. The group contains nearly all of each individual’s life. The rewards of the group’s work are shared with each member. There is an identity of individual, group, and task performed. Means and goals become one, for cooperation itself is valued.
While primary cooperation is most often characteristic of preliterate societies, secondary cooperation is most often characteristic of many modern societies. In secondary cooperation, individuals devote only part of their lives to the group. Cooperation itself is not a value. Most members of the group feel loyalty, but the welfare of the group is not the first consideration. Members perform tasks so that they can separately enjoy the fruits of their cooperation in the form of salary, prestige, or power. Business offices and professional athletic teams are examples of secondary cooperation.
In the third type, called tertiary cooperation or accommodation, latent conflict underlies the shared work. The attitudes of the cooperating parties are purely opportunistic; the organization is loose and fragile. Accommodation involves common means to achieve antagonistic goals; it breaks down when the common means cease to aid each party in reaching its goals. This is not, strictly speaking, cooperation at all, and hence the somewhat contradictory term antagonistic cooperation is sometimes used for this relationship.

What is the author's main purpose in the first paragraph of the passage?

  • To explain how cooperation differs from competition and conflict
  • To show the importance of group organization and attitudes
  • To offer a brief definition of cooperation
  • To urge readers to cooperate more often

The word cherished is closest in meaning to _______.

  • prized
  • agreed on
  • defined
  • set up as

The word fuse is closest in meaning to ______.

  • react
  • unite
  • evolve
  • explore a

Which of the following statements about primary cooperation is supported by information in the passage?

  • It was confined to prehistoric times.
  • It is usually the first stage of cooperation achieved by a group of individuals attempting to cooperate.
  • It is an ideal that can never be achieved.
  • Every member shares the reward of group's work

According to the passage, why do people join groups that practice secondary cooperation?

  • To experience the satisfaction of cooperation
  • To get rewards for themselves
  • To associate with people who have similar backgrounds
  • to defeat a common enemy

Which of the following is an example of the third form of copperation as it is defined in the third paragraph?

  • Students from a study group so that all of them can improve their grades.
  • A new bussiness attempt to take customers away from an established company.
  • Two rival political parties temporarily work together to defeat a third party.
  • Members of a farming community share work and the food that they grow.

Which of the following is NOT given as a name for the third type of cooperation?

  • Tertiary cooperation
  • Accommodation
  • Latent conflict
  • Antagonistic cooperation

The word fragile is closest in meaning to ______.

  • inefficent
  • easily broken
  • poorly planned
  • involuntary

As used throughout the passage, the word common is closest in meaning to ______.

  • ordinary
  • shared
  • vulgar
  • popular

Which of the following best describes the overall organization of the passage?

  • The author describes a concept by analyzing its three forms.
  • The author compares and contrasts two types of human relations.
  • The author presents the points of view of three experts on the same topic.
  • The author provides a number of concrete examples and then draws a conclusion.

Read the following passage and decide which answer best fits each numbered space.

Anger has many . Often it is a emotion which is secondary some other emotion that you are feeling - like fear, gulit or relief. So the parent who shouts at her kid who gets homes late is using anger as a way of fear. Sometimes it is the result of a sense of great - such as when someone is wrongly of a crime, finds that their partner has been to them, or feel as passionate sense of social justice. , anger may have other causes as well. We know that animals can be more aggressive if the limbic parts of their brains are stimulated; , over stimulation of the limbic (emotional) centre of the brain may override the neo-cortex, the part. Changes in hormone levels seem to cause anger too, and the inheritance plays a part, as does our . The more we are raised in anger, the more we are likely to feel later in our lives.

If the negotiations hadn't been so intense, we _____ the contract tomorrow.

  • will be signing
  • would be signed
  • would be signing
  • will sign

This cloth _______ very thin.

  • feels
  • touches
  • holds
  • handles

__________ such an easy exam greatly disappoints me.

  • Your failing
  • You failed in
  • Your fail
  • You failed

________ the plan ended in failure was no surprise to me.

  • That
  • Had
  • When
  • If

______ for a second interview will be informed by mail.

  • Who chosen
  • Those are chosen
  • If you're chosen
  • All chosen

The plan _____ for a long time was eventually finalized yesterday.

  • having been developed
  • being developed
  • developing
  • to be developed

I _________ a five-day trip to London to have a good rest, but I couldn't find time.

  • would take
  • could take
  • was to take
  • was taking

Interesting as ________, I don't think they are quite educational.

  • TV shows as these
  • these TV shows are
  • this are TV shows
  • these TV shows

So ________ that he is willing to help everyone in need.

  • kind a person is he
  • kind person he is
  • he is kind
  • kind a person

She felt a warm ________ of happiness when he embraced her.

  • heat
  • glow
  • flame
  • fire

Use the correct form of the words in the brackets to fill in the blanks.

In Vietnam, one of the best places to spend a holiday is the romantic highland city called Da Lat, which is also known for its (TRANQUIL) . First, the superb scenery, complemented by the pleasant climate all year round, provides a (POEM) setting for romance. Just imagine walking among tall of (FRAGRANCE) flowers at sunset. Second, travelling to Da Lat, people can engage in a wide range of activities. For example, beautiful gardens and buildings in lovely French (COLONY) architecture located in quiet (NEIGHBOR) offer exciting adventure. People can also stroll along tree-lined boulevards in the shade of huge pine trees, exploring shops that sell traditional handicrafts unique to Da Lat. Finally, people visiting Da Lat can enjoy luxury because of its (MODERN) . By way of illustration, there are (DELIGHT) hotels that have special rooms for them with candles and beautiful decorations. It is also possible for them to enjoy local specialities to the (ACCOMPANY) of soft music in elegant restaurants which are open until late at night. In conclusion, Da Lat is the Vietnamese's first choice for a (MEMORY) holiday.

Find the correct words to fill the blanks in the passage. Each of the blanks require ONE word only.

One of my uncle’s friends got a job for a building company driving a huge cement mixer truck. He loved his job, but if often kept him from home for days a time. And although he loved his young wife dearly, he became convinced she was having an . It was the little things: She had started wearing new clothes and too much perfume. Apparently, in an effort to catch her out, he drove home early one day. Sure enough, there was a brand now sports car outside the house, and the upstairs curtains were closed. Wiping a tear from his with his fist, he backed up his truck and filled the with quick-setting cement. Finished with the job, he did round the corner to see what happen. Sure enough, his wife came out of the house with a man in a suit. They looked together at the ruined car, and his wife burst into tears. The husband was surprised to see the man shrug his shoulders, bid his wife and get into a completely different car. Jumping out of his truck, he marched to confront his wife and found out the truth. The car was a surprise present she had him: the man was the salesman who had delivered it.

Write the second sentence so that it has similar meaning to the first one, using the word in bracket. Do not change the word given.

She paid no attention to my advice and still partied all night. (notice)

=> ________

Complete the second sentence using the word given so that it has the same meaning to the first.

We haven’t received any news from her since June. (HEARD)

Write the second sentence so that it has similar meaning to the first one, using the word in bracket. Do not change the word given.

Some of my friends refused to go on the camping trip. (objected)

=> ________

Write the second sentence so that it has similar meaning to the first one, using the word in bracket. Do not change the word given.

I haven't contacted my best friend for several months. (touch)

=> ________

Write the second sentence so that it has similar meaning to the first one, using the word in bracket. Do not change the word given.

Was it difficult for you to solve the puzzle? (difficulty)

=> ________

Write the second sentence so that it has similar meaning to the first one, using the word in bracket. Do not change the word given.

Smoking is harmful to your health. (harm)

=> ______

Write the second sentence so that it has similar meaning to the first one, using the word in bracket. Do not change the word given.

Mr. Smith was not at the prize-giving ceremony, so his wife accepted the prize for him. (behalf)

=> ________

Write the second sentence so that it has similar meaning to the first one, using the word in bracket. Do not change the word given.

If he drives so recklessly, he is certain to have an accident. (bound)

=> ________

Write the second sentence so that it has similar meaning to the first one, using the word in bracket. Do not change the word given.

Why didn't I remember to send him an email last night? (should)

=> _______

Write the second sentence so that it has similar meaning to the first one, using the word in bracket. Do not change the word given.

I don't like it when others laugh at me. (laughed)

=> _______

Complete the second sentence so that it has similar meaning to the first one.

He is so intelligent that he always understands everything the teacher says.

=> Such is _______

Complete the second sentence so that it has similar meaning to the first one.

In spite of his hard work, he couldn't earn enough money to afford a small house.

=> For all _______

Complete the second sentence so that it has similar meaning to the first one.

I have a terrible headache because I stayed up last night. => If .....

Complete the second sentence so that it has similar meaning to the first one.

I want you to apologize to him for being rude immediately.

=> You are to _______

Complete the second sentence so that it has similar meaning to the first one.

Don't worry about her. She isn't worth it.

=> She is not _______

Complete the second sentence so that it has similar meaning to the first one.

I had to wait for my best friend for over two hours.

=> My best friend kept ________

Complete the second sentence so that it has similar meaning to the first one.

As I hadn't prepared carefully, I didn't have a successful interview.

=> Not _______

Complete the second sentence using the word given so that it has the same meaning to the first.

He was a widower when he died.

=> He died _______

Complete the second sentence so that it has similar meaning to the first one.

"I wish my daughter were hard-working" said Mr. Smith.

=> Mr. Smith complained about ..............

Complete the second sentence so that it has similar meaning to the first one.

I thought he was my father.

=> I mistook _______