Đề thi chính thức vào 10 chuyên Anh HN năm 2013-2014

9/1/2018 10:53:00 PM

Đề thi môn Anh Chuyên cho các học sinh thi tuyển vào khối chuyên các trường THPT Chuyên trực thuộc Sở GD Hà Nội năm 2013-2014

Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the rest.
  • campus
  • relax
  • locate
  • fashion
Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the rest.
  • visit
  • because
  • answer
  • poison
Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the rest.
  • caught
  • bought
  • drought
  • laughter
Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the rest.
  • explosion

  • expectation

  • expense

  • explore

Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the rest.
  • claimed
  • warned

  • occurred
  • existed

Choose the word whose main stressed syllable is different from the rest.
  • influential
  • opportunity
  • temperament
  • expectation
Choose the word whose main stressed syllable is different from the rest.
  • government
  • employment
  • refusal
  • redundant
Choose the word whose main stressed syllable is different from the rest.
  • technology
  • information
  • communicate
  • irregular
Choose the word whose main stressed syllable is different from the rest.
  • history
  • audience
  • existence
  • cinema
Choose the word whose main stressed syllable is different from the rest.
  • signature
  • business
  • dialogue
  • delicious
He's got plenty of ________ experience as he's worked in that field already.
  • second-hand
  • first-hand
  • primary
  • tertiary
There was a long line of people outside the cinema last week. They queued ________ to see a very famous film.
  • in
  • on
  • at
  • up
James _______ a lot of money when his grandfather passed away.
  • came into
  • came up
  • came over
  • came up with
You are under no obligation to help as assistance is purely ________.
  • free
  • voluntary
  • charitable
  • donated

All his plans for his own business fell _____.

  • through
  • over
  • off
  • away
How much time you spend ___________ the web a day?
  • to surf
  • surfing
  • surf
  • surfs
His _________ arrival ________ all members of the family.
  • unexpected / delighted
  • expecting / delighted
  • unexpected / was delighting
  • unexpected / delight
The school was closed for a month because of serious __________ of fever.
  • outcome
  • outburst
  • outset
  • outbreak
We expected him at eight but he finally _________ at midnight.
  • came to
  • turned out
  • turned up
  • came off
I keep putting ______ the decision because I can't make up my mind.
  • up
  • down
  • off
  • on

Megan solved her computer problem quite ________. She happened to mention it to a friend who had had the same problem told her what to do.

  • occasionally
  • clumsily
  • accidentally
  • attentively
Bill Gates is probably the best known and most successful __________ in computer software.
  • pioneer
  • navigator
  • generator
  • volunteer

______ he is rich and famous, he lives in a modest house in the village.

  • Because
  • However
  • Therefore
  • Although
When I joined the army, I found it difficult to ___________ out the orders from my superiors.
  • call
  • carry
  • miss
  • take
She applied for training as a pilot, but they turned her ________ because of her poor eyesight.
  • back
  • up
  • over
  • down

Fill a suitable preposition in the gap of the following sentence.

We need to spread in a long line and search the whole field thoroughly.

Fill a suitable preposition in the gap of the following sentence.

You mustn't let the bigger kids push you !

Fill a suitable preposition in the gap of the following sentence.

It didn't take me long to cotton to the fact that Gareth was rather unpunctual.

Fill a suitable preposition in the gap of the following sentence.

Nathan was lucky enough to be born a very wealthy family.

Fill a suitable preposition in the gap of the following sentence.

The cathedral features a documentary about important buildings.

Fill a suitable preposition in the gap of the following sentence.

I don't have a watch, but a guess I would say it was about eleven o'clock.

Replace the underlined words with the most appropriate word from the box.

[ dreaded | mourned | regretted | resented | loathed | offended | reproached | stressed | deplored ]

The Prime Minister said he strongly disapproved of the behavior of the demonstrators.

=>

David felt extremely worried about visiting the dentist.

=>

Peter was very sorry about leaving his old job.

=>

Neil grieved for the death of his mother and father for many weeks.

=>

I am sorry if I hurt the feelings of your sister.

=>

Brenda really felt a strong dislike for her new boss.

=>

Our teacher laid emphasis on the importance of regular study.

=>

Jim strongly criticized me for not doing my fair share of the work.

=>

Complete the sentences by finding one word which fits in all three spaces.

- Let's go down to the river. It's a really nice _______ for a picnic. 

- I'm afraid I'm going to be late. I'm having a _______ of bother with my car.

- The evening in Blackpool was the only bright ______ in an otherwise disappointing holiday.

Answer:

Complete the sentences by finding one word which fits in all three spaces.

- I'm so tired I'm finding it difficult to keep my _______ on my work.

- If you can cast your ______ back to lesson two, you'll remember we were talking about body posture.

- My daughter is very ill, so I've got a lot on my _______ right now.

Answer:

Complete the sentences by finding one word which fits in all three spaces.

- The caterers didn't turn up and the guest of honour was late, so we had to make the _______ of a rather terrible situation.

- I know you're not very keen on art, but just do your _______ in the exam.

- I didn't get the job in the end, but it's probably for ______.

Answer:

Complete the sentences by finding one word which fits in all three spaces.

- Is long hair back in _______?

- I actually don't know much about that _______ of architecture.

- If I was a rock star, I'd make sure I was treated with ______ wherever I went.

Answer:

Fill a missing word in each blank to complete the passage.

The Library of Congress in Washington, D.C, which has the largest of books in the world, is fighting a battle against paper deterioration. The pages of old books, often yellowed and torn, sometimes crumble when they are touched. The main culprit in the battle is the acidic paper that has been used for making books since the 19th century. Air and moisture have added to the problem. Strangely, the books that are most in danger of are not the oldest ones. The paper in books produced before the 18th century was made from cotton and line rags, which are naturally low in acid.

In the 19th century with widespread literacy bringing a for a cheaper and more plentiful supply of paper, the industry began using chemically treated pulp for making paper. It is the chemical in this paper that is causing today's problem. France, Canada and Austria are all doing into new methods of deacidification. A new technology has been recently that allows for mass deacidification of thousands of books at the same time. It less than microfilming and still preserves books in their original form. It is hoped there will soon be facilities all over the world to preserve library book collections.

Choose the best option to complete the passage.

Have you ever asked yourself what you are working for? If you have ever had the time to consider this taboo question, or put it to others in moments of weakness or confidentiality, you well have heard some or all of the . It's the money, of course, some say with a smile, as if explaining something to a child. Or it’s the satisfaction of a task well-done, the sense of achievement behind an important . I worked as a bus conductor once, and I can’t say I the same as I staggered along the narrow path trying to out tickets without falling over into someone's lap. It’s the company of other people perhaps, but if that is the , what about farmers? Is it the conservation in the farmyard that keeps them captivated by the job? Work is power and a sense of status say those have either attained these elusive goals, or feel aggrieved that nobody has yet recognized their leadership qualities. Or we can blame it all on someone else, the family or the taxman, I suspect, and I say this under my breath, that most of us work rather as Mr. Micawber lived, hoping for something to up. We'll win the pools, and tell the boss what we really think. We'll scrape together the and open that little shop we have always dreamed of, or go round the world, or spend more time in the garden. One day we'll get that we deserve, but until then at least we have something to do. And we are so busy doing it that we won't have time to wonder why.

Read the following passage then choose the correct answer to each question.

Reading to oneself is a modern activity which was almost unknown to the scholars of the classical and medieval worlds, while during the fifteenth century the term “reading” undoubtedly meant reading aloud. Only during the nineteenth century did silent reading become common. One should be wary, however, of assuming that silent reading came about simply because reading aloud was a distraction to others. Examinations of factors related to the historical development of silent reading reveals that it became the usual mode of reading for most adults mainly because the tasks themselves changed in character. The last century saw a steady gradual increase in literacy and thus in the number of readers. As readers increased, the number of potential listeners declined and thus there was some reduction in the need to read aloud. As reading for the benefit of listeners grew less common, so came the flourishing of reading as a private activity in such public places as libraries, railway carriages and offices, where reading aloud would cause distraction to other readers. Towards the end of the century, there was still considerable argument over whether books should be used for information or treated respectfully, and over whether the reading of materials such as newspapers was in some ways mentally weakening. Indeed, this argument remains with us still in education. However, whatever its virtues, the old shared literacy culture had gone and were replaced by the printed mass media on the one hand and by books and periodicals for a specialized readership on the other. By the end of the century, students were being recommended to adopt attitudes to books and to use skills in reading which were inappropriate, if not impossible, for the oral readers. The social, cultural and technological changes in the century had greatly altered what the term “reading” implied.

Why was reading aloud common before the nineteenth century?
  • People couldn't read for themselves.
  • There were few places available for private reading.
  • Silent reading had not been appeared.
  • People relied on reading for entertainment
The development of silent reading during the nineteenth century indicated _________.
  • a change in the status of literate people
  • a change in the nature of reading
  • an increase in the number of books
  • an increase in the average age of readers
Educationalists are still arguing about _______.
  • the importance of silent reading
  • the amount of information yielded by books and newspapers
  • the effects of reading on health
  • the value of different types of reading materials
The mass media and specialized periodicals showed that __________.
  • standards of literacy had declined
  • readers' interests had diversified
  • printing techniques had improved
  • educationalists' attitudes had changed
What is the writer of this passage attempting to do?
  • Explain how present-day reading habits developed.
  • Change people's attitudes to reading.
  • Show how reading methods have improved
  • Encourage the growth of reading.

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

"Don't forget to give me a ring tomorrow, Peter" said John.

=> John reminded ______________

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

Let's invite Teddy to the party on Saturday.

=> She suggested ______

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

"Be careful. Don't go too near the edge of the cliff." My mother said to the boys.

=> My mother warned ________

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

The plane had hardly left the airport when a big problem occurred. 

=> No sooner ________

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

Regarding payment, most major credit cards are acceptable.

=> As far as ________

Complete the second sentence using the word given so that it has the same meaning to the first. Do not alter the given word in any way.

"Well done, Kate. You have passed the exam" said Lonnie. (congratulated)

=> _____________________

Complete the second sentence using the word given so that it has the same meaning to the first. Do not alter the given word in any way.

You can't get to the village in winter because of the snow. (access)

=> _______

Complete the second sentence using the word given so that it has the same meaning to the first. Do not alter the given word in any way.

I can't find the answer without a calculator. (out)

=> ________

Complete the second sentence using the word given so that it has the same meaning to the first. Do not alter the given word in any way.

John did the composition badly because he was tired. (mess)

=> ________

Complete the second sentence using the word given so that it has the same meaning to the first. Do not alter the given word in any way.

Your son doesn't seem to be capable of concentrating on anything. (seems) 

=> ________