Đề thi chính thức vào 10 chuyên Anh HN năm 2010-2011

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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 2010-2011.

Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the rest.
  • zoo
  • stood
  • soon
  • moon
Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the rest.
  • double
  • enough

  • resource
  • rough
Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the rest.
  • marched
  • released
  • managed
  • increased
Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the rest.
  • planets
  • states
  • astronauts
  • systems
Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the rest.
  • aware
  • wholesale

  • worldwide
  • wildlife
Choose the word whose main stressed syllable is different from the rest.
  • particular
  • prepare
  • participants
  • inventory
Choose the word whose main stressed syllable is different from the rest.
  • amazing
  • talented
  • Italy
  • government
Choose the word whose main stressed syllable is different from the rest.
  • remove
  • repeat
  • effort
  • prefer
Choose the word whose main stressed syllable is different from the rest.
  • destruction
  • volunteer
  • economical
  • recommend
Choose the word whose main stressed syllable is different from the rest.
  • independent
  • correspondent
  • electrical
  • international

"Can I help you ?"

"_______________"

  • I’m sorry you can’t.
  • Not for me. Thank you.
  • No, it’s alright. I can manage.
  • I’d rather you couldn’t.

"I’ve never seen that movie."

"___________ have I."

  • So
  • Either
  • Neither
  • Too
Helen asked me __________ the film called “Star Wars”.
  • have I seen
  • have you seen
  • if I had seen
  • if had I seen
The woman said “This carpet was made ________ so it is expensive.”
  • by hand
  • by the hand
  • by hands
  • by our hands

_____ out of the shop, my friend Roger came in.

  • Coming
  • When coming
  • On coming
  • As I came
Don’t do that work now because it takes ________ a lot of time.
  • up
  • after
  • on
  • over
You will spend at least one year working abroad ________ you can find out how things operate overseas.
  • because
  • so as to
  • so that
  • as long as
Her name was on the _________ of my tongue, but I just couldn’t remember it.
  • edge
  • top
  • point
  • tip
Emotional speeches often ________ strong feeling.
  • rise
  • raise
  • arouse
  • provide
A kangaroo carries its young in its _______.
  • pocket
  • pram
  • bag
  • pouch
After I _______ finished working, I switched off the machine.
  • have
  • had
  • having
  • to have

Either Michael or I _______ the keys to the car we have sold.

  • has taken
  • have taken
  • has been taken
  • have been taken
If you are entering a private property uninvited, you are _________.
  • invading
  • trespassing
  • interrupting
  • inciting
_________ built as a private home for Elvis Presley, Graceland is now open to the public.
  • When
  • Although
  • Being
  • Despite

________ good teacher must have ________ additional activities prepared for weak students.

  • The / x
  • The / a
  • A / x
  • The / an

The sky was grey and cloudy. _____, we went to the beach.

  • Consequently
  • Nevertheless
  • Even though
  • In spite of
If a boat is travelling downstream, it is going ________ the current.
  • towards
  • against
  • with
  • opposite

Choose the word that is closest meaning to the underlined phrase in the sentence.

The expensive skirt has become smaller after the first wash.

  • reduce
  • contracted
  • shrunk
  • decreased

Choose the word that is closest meaning to the underlined phrase in the sentence.

Mr. Tan spoke well of Ellen in front of the class for being brave.

  • dismissed
  • praised
  • honoured
  • exhaled

Choose the word that is closest meaning to the underlined word in the sentence.

Nicholas brags about his father’s wealth all the time.

  • lies
  • boasts
  • announces
  • hides

Choose the word that is closest meaning to the underlined word in the sentence.

The soldiers had to fight the war to protect their country.

  • defect
  • defend
  • guard
  • fight

Choose the word that is closest meaning to the underlined phrase in the sentence.

Please look closely at the specimen because the flaw can be very small and hard to detect.

  • scrutinize
  • glare
  • stare
  • investigate

Complete the following sentence with the correct form of the word in brackets.

The building is old and in need of . (renovate)

Complete the following sentence with the correct form of the word in brackets.

He works as an for an insurance company based in London. (account)

Complete the following sentence with the correct form of the word in brackets.

The magazine has an annual fee of $90. (subscribe)

Complete the following sentence with the correct form of the word in brackets.

All staff must wear clothing when operating this machine. (protect)

Complete the following sentences with the correct form of the word in brackets.

The book can be for free from the Web. (download)

Complete the following sentence with the correct form of the word in brackets.

The interviewers asked each the same basic questions. (interview)

Complete the following sentence with the correct form of the word in brackets.

As a result of her expensive holiday, she now has a large with the bank. (overdraw)

Complete the following sentence with the correct form of the word in brackets.

He worked as a venture in New York. (capital)

Complete each sentence using the suitable verb form in column A with a preposition in column B to make expressions of phrasal verbs. ( You can use more than once )

A: [ keep | do | squeeze | head | plan | take | break | make | step ]

B: [ on | off | out | for | of | in | over | up | down | away ]

Why did John so quickly when I arrived? 

Although he plans to leave, we hope to him for a month or two while we find a replacement.

He is from Ms. Jones as head of the department next April.

Each part of the project has been in great detail.

The murder under questioning yesterday afternoon.

Tom sent me a note yesterday but I can’t what he had written.

Many small shops have been of the market by the major supermarkets.

We didn’t have a map, so we the hills hoping to find somewhere to stay.

Bill Morgan will the business as chief executive.

We are with our old cooker and buying a new one.

Fill in the blank with a suitable word to complete the passage.

In some ways, the United States has spectacular progress. Fires no longer destroy 18,000 buildings as they did in the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, or kill half a town 2,400 people, as they did the night in Peshtigo, Wisconsin. But even with such successes, the United States still one of the worst fire death rates in the world. Safety experts say the problem is neither money nor technology, the indifference of a country that just will not take fires enough.

American fire departments spend far less on fires than on fighting them. And American fire-safety are aimed almost entirely at children. Experts say the fatal error is an attitude that fires are not really anyone's fault.

Read the following magazine article in which the students (A, B, C, D, E and F) say how they cope with exams. Answer the questions that follow by filling the letter A, B, C, D, E or F next to the questions. The students may be chosen more than once to answer the questions. 

Six students explain how they cope with the stressful time before important exams.

Student A: 

Revising for exams can be really tiring, so I try to stay alert by drinking cups of coffee while I'm studying. But the most important thing for me is to make sure I sleep well the night before an exam. Before I go to sleep, I put on a CD of my favourite singer, or read a book or magazine - nothing to do with the exam.

Student B: 

For me the best way to stay on top of things during exams is not to worry too much and to take time off from revision. I still meet up with my friends while exams are on. As well as that, I do a lot of exercises and I make sure I have a good work-out the night before an exam. I just know that my brain will function better if I feel in good shape.

Student C: 

I tend to panic in exams, so I have learnt that the best way to cope is to watch the time carefully throughout the exam. I plan how much time I will need for each question, and keep an eye on the clock to see how I am doing. I never tackle a question until I have thought about it, and made some rough notes on the answer. 

Student D: 

In the past, I have found that I got lower marks than I could have got because I spent time worrying, not studying. Before exams, I often talk things over with my parents and teachers. They often give very good advice, as they have been through it all before, and it helps to get all my anxieties into the open. I think talking to them is better for me than wasting a lot of valuable revision time worrying about everything.

Student E: 

During exams, I avoid all those negative people who are completely stressed out and wish they had done more work. The night before an exam, I go out with my friends. We usually go for a walk, or go round to someone's house, order a pizza and watch a good video, preferably a comedy. It's important to laugh a lot, and see the funny side of things when there is so much hard work to do the next day. 

Student F: 

I know that I can only concentrate for a limited time, so I stop every hour or so for 10 minutes during my revision sessions. I may go for a walk around the block to clear my head, or just sit and think about something else to take my mind off the exams. After that, it's much easier to go back to my books. I think it's also important to avoid drinking lots of strong coffee, because it tends to increase my anxiety, so I drink lots of fruit juice or mineral water.

*Which of the students:

...discuss his/her worries with more experienced people?

...stops and thinks before answering a question in the exam?

...likes to be with people who have a positive attitude?

...takes short breaks while he/she is revising?

...thinks it is important to continue with a social life?

...relaxes with music?

...had not always done as well as he/she could in exams?

...finds that coffee makes him/her feel more anxious?

...believes that lots of physical activity is good during exams?

...thinks you should keep a sense of humor?

Read the article and choose the paragraphs from (A-H) that fits each gap. There is one extra paragraph which does not fit in any of the gaps.

A. Many students also take summer classes, usually to make up for bad grades during the year. They have to pass the summer course in order to move to the next level in the autumn when the new term begins.

B. More and more young people are taking on the responsibility of a job during the day, for different reasons. Perhaps they have to help out their families, or maybe they want to learn a particular skill or trade. But if they work during the day, how can they complete their studies? Is their only choice to leave school at an early age?

C. Different people react in different ways to the experience, not all of them enjoy it. We visited one school that runs classes in the evening and talked to students and a teacher to find out more. Let's meet them and see what they have to say.

D. Not everyone, of course, thinks that night school is the answer. Some people don't think there's enough time in one day for both school and work. 

E. Fortunately, there is an alternative to going to school during the day – night school. Night school offers the same classes as regular secondary school except during evening hours. This evening programme allows students to continue working during the day and study at night.

F. Parents might also object to night school. Meg is a teenager who wanted to leave school to take up a career in modeling. When Meg looked into going to night school, her parents warned her against it. “They thought I would never finish school that way. My parents think working and going to night school is too much for someone of my age. I disagree, but I'm only 17, so I have to do what they say."

G. Next we spoke to Cheryl, a young adult in her 20s who dropped out of school as a teenager. Later, however, she realized that she didn't have the skills and qualifications she needed for her career, so decided to return to school. Since she works during the day, night school was the perfect option. “Going to night school has been a great opportunity for a second start. I can keep my job and complete my studies,” Cheryl explained.

H. What's night school like? How is it different from school during the day? Here we present an up-close and personal look at night school.

NIGHT SCHOOL

What would you do if you couldn't attend school during the day? If you are an adult who didn't finish secondary school, what possibilities are there for you? A growing number of people around the world are looking for an option that really meets their needs.

Night school is an educational option that exists in many countries of the world. Since formal schooling is compulsory until the age of 16 or 18 in many places, young people who find themselves in need of work or have other important daytime obligations can finish their studies. For many people, it's the right choice.

Young people are not the only ones who face this choice, however. Night school also attracts adults who left school early. Since they are already working adults, night school can give them the opportunity to go back to school without leaving the job.

Courses in night school are usually the same as those taught during the day. They are generally held in the same building, too. Students have the same facilities and the same requirements as their fellow students during the day. All in all, the experiences are the same. The only difference is that night school students go to school later.

Michael is a 17-year-old boy who works during the day on his family's organic farm. It's a new business which requires a lot of careful attention to get started. Michael's father runs the farm now, but one day it will be Michael's responsibility, which is why he needs to learn as much as he can about the business. Since he didn't want to stop his schooling in order to work, he enrolled in night school. “It was a bit strange at first”, he says, “working all day then going to school in the evening, but I soon got used to it. In my classes there are a lot of students who work during the day like I do, so we have many things in common. I've made really good friends.”

Then we talked to Tonia, who is a teacher at night school. She used to teach during the day, but prefers evening classes now. “The night students are very dedicated,” she told us. “It's also really nice to have a mix of adults and teens. They work hard, but they have a lot of fun, too.”

Take David, for example. He's a teenager who tried going to night school for a while so he could train as a carpenter with his uncle during the day. “I was so tired after working all day that I didn't have the energy to go to school. And when could I do my homework? In my sleep? No way! I’d rather do one thing at a time.” David decided to work part-time on weekends and finish school during the day.

For most of the students who do enroll, however, night school is the answer they've been looking for. It is a challenge to balance work and school, and it's definitely not for everyone. But those who go to night school are really making the most of their time – day and night!

Finish the sentence in such a way that it means exactly the same as the sentence before.

“Don’t leave the house until I get back, William,” his mother said.

=> William’s mother told _____________

Finish the sentence in such a way that it means exactly the same as the sentence before.

Mai thought the man in front of her was her former teacher.

=> Mai mistook ___________

Finish the sentence in such a way that it means exactly the same as the sentence before.

His memory gradually failed as he grew old.

=> The _________

Finish the sentence in such a way that it means exactly the same as the sentence before.

Why did you throw away those newspapers? I hadn’t finished with them.

=> If I .....

Finish the sentence in such a way that it means exactly the same as the sentence before.

Their teacher is making them study hard in order to pass the exams.

=> They are .....

Finish the sentence in such a way that it means exactly the same as the sentence before.

The best solution was thought of by Peter.

=> Peter came ___________

Write a new sentence using the word in brackets. Do not alter the given words in anyway.

He does not appreciate his wife. (granted)

=> _____________

Write a new sentence using the word in brackets. Do not alter the given words in any way.

Contract the receptionists if you have any further problems. (Get)

=> _____________

Write a new sentence using the word in brackets. Do not alter the given words in any way.

I found this lecture quite disappointing. (let)

=> ______________

Write a new sentence using the word in brackets. Do not alter the given words in any way.

It was hard not to start laughing when she started to sing. (face)

=> ______________

Write a new sentence using the word in brackets. Do not alter the given words in any way.

My sister was offended when she was left out the English club. (exception)

=> ____________