Đề thi vào 10 THPT CNN năm 2008

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Choose the word whose stress pattern is different from the others.
  • weather
  • unique
  • highland
  • ladder
Choose the word whose stress pattern is different from the others.
  • experience
  • hurricane
  • volcano
  • material
Choose the word whose stress pattern is different from the others.
  • depend
  • prepare
  • predict
  • forecast

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

  • tidal
  • amount
  • ancient
  • heavy
Choose the word whose stress pattern is different from the others.
  • tropical
  • commercial
  • disastrous
  • extensive

Choose the word or phrase that best substitutes the underlined in the sentence.

Germination of seeds begin with the absorption of water, the swelling of the whole seed, and the cracking of the seed coat.

  • outer
  • entire
  • wet
  • stiff

Choose the word or phrase that best substitutes the underlined in the sentence.

In order to understand the concept of infinity, we must think in much broader terms than we are accustomed to.

  • used to
  • able to
  • confronted with
  • aware of

Choose the word or phrase that best substitutes the underlined in the sentence.

The home of Helen Keller was a crossroads where people gathered to discuss art, politics, and the state of the world.

  • huge rural estate
  • quiet refuge
  • central meeting place
  • national monument

Choose the word or phrase that best substitutes the underlined in the sentence.

The American Medical Association has called for the sport of boxing to be banned.

  • forbidden
  • regulated
  • studied
  • reorganized

Choose the word or phrase that best substitutes the underlined in the sentence.

The “Little Foxes”, a drama by Lillian Hellman, was first introduced in New York in 1939.

  • play
  • novel
  • music
  • dance

Choose the word or phrase that best substitutes the underlined in the sentence.

The policy of separation of church and state has limited direct government support of private schools in the United States.

  • restricted
  • reversed
  • demanded
  • imposed

Choose the word or phrase that best substitutes the underlined in the sentence.

In the twentieth, drugs markedly improved health throughout the world.

  • recently
  • consistently
  • supposedly
  • noticeably

Choose the word or phrase that best substitutes the underlined in the sentence.

The bald eagle is fond of fish and prefers to live near water.

  • likes
  • finds
  • hunts for
  • dives for

Choose the word or phrase that best substitutes the underlined in the sentence.

Rehoboth is probably Delaware’s most famous seaside resort.

  • summer
  • holiday
  • beach
  • family

Choose the word or phrase that best substitutes the underlined in the sentence.

The most dramatic example of static electricity is lightning.

  • examination
  • instance
  • purpose
  • conductor

Choose the word or phrase that best substitutes the underlined in the sentence.

Surveying is the science of calculating exact distances and directions between points on the Earth’s surface.

  • precise
  • local
  • obscure
  • great

Choose the word or phrase that best substitutes the underlined in the sentence.

Bone and ivory are light, strong and accessible materials for Inuit artists.

  • available
  • beautiful
  • economical
  • natural

Choose the word or phrase that best substitutes the underlined in the sentence.

Ants follow scent trails so precisely that they can locate their nests without hesitation.

  • build
  • find
  • clean
  • fill

Choose the word or phrase that best substitutes the underlined in the sentence.

Although its take-off in April 1981 was beset with delays, the space shuttle Columbia returned triumphantly two days later from its mission in the Earth’s orbit.

  • staff
  • rescue
  • funding
  • launching

Choose the word or phrase that best substitutes the underlined in the sentence.

In the first decades of the 20th century, the individual gene could not be seen, but could be worked with fruitfully.

  • blindly
  • completely
  • productively
  • carefully

"Did you finish the report?"

"Yes, but I wish I had known _____!"

  • how hard would it be
  • how hard it would be
  • would be hard
  • how would it be hard

"Why did Bob get into trouble?"

"Somehow heard him _____ his views of the boss."

  • to express
  • expressing
  • expressed
  • was expressing

"What was the weather like yesterday?"

"It was a _____ afternoon."

  • raining
  • rainy
  • rain
  • rained

"This traffic is terrible!"

"You’re right. People should _____."

  • less uss their cars
  • use less their cars
  • use their cars less
  • their cars use less

"Computers certainly have changed the world."

"Yes, they make _____ to store the information."

  • it easier for people
  • it easier people
  • people easier
  • easier for people

"Are your parents coming to your concert ?"

"Yes, but they seem to be more nervous about _____ playing."

  • watching me than
  • watching me
  • watching than I am about
  • watch me

"I want to buy that car."

"_____ its good qualities, it has one drawback."

  • Although
  • Even
  • Nevertheless
  • Despite

"Those students study a lot."

"Yes, _____ the students here are very serious."

  • most
  • almost
  • most of
  • almost of

"Which is more important: luck or effort ?"

"Luck is _____ effort."

  • of the same importance
  • the same importance as
  • of the same importance as
  • as the same importance as

"How did you do in the test?"

"No matter what the results _____, I planned to study harder next time."

  • may
  • be
  • would be
  • may be

Read the passage and then choose the best answer for each questions.

NOTICE: To all patrons of the Blue Wave Fitness Center

The management would like members to note that the Blue Wave Fitness Center is not liable for any items left in the lockers. Should you lose anything from the locker, we regret that we will be unable to assist you in any way. Therefore, it is important that you make certain that your locker is kept locked while you are using our facilities. Also, security reasons, we do not keep a record of member's locker combination code, so it is vital that you remember the combination you choose.

Where would this notice be posted?

  • In a changing room
  • At a railway station
  • In a restroom
  • In an office
What do members need to open their lockers ?
  • A key
  • Coins
  • A series of numbers
  • Nothing

Why do you think this notice was posted?

  • The Blue Wave has suffered thefts recently.
  • The Blue Wave changed its management.
  • The Blue Wave has bought new lockers.
  • The Blue Wave is looking for new members.

Read the passage and then choose the best answer for each question.

Bears spend much of their time looking for food, and they are not choosy, gorging on insects, berries, nuts, small mammals, ham sandwiches, and garbage with equal relish. Despite this, the chief natural factor limiting a bear population is the food supply. Dr. Lynn Rogers has found that, contrary to popular belief, so-called garbage bears - those that visit town dumps or campsites - do not lose their ability to forage successfully for wild foods but are simply supplementing their diets with easy pickings. In fact, these enterprising bears grow faster, mature sooner, and reproduce earlier than those that depend only on wild foraging. Rogers has also found that dump-fed bears are the strongest and largest in the population. He and his crew once captured a male bear that weighed in at 611 pounds.

But easy living for the bears carries a price: those that stalk garbage dumps are easier targets for hunters and those that visit camps may terrify - if not injure - visitors. Some state wildlife agencies capture “nuisance” bears that have become too chummy with people and cast them off to less populated parts of the forest. The removal programmes do not always work; bears released 100 miles or more from their places of capture have reappeared in their old haunts.

The passage suggests that Dr. Lynn Rogers is a _____.
  • writer who has published books about bears’ feeding habits
  • naturalist whose concern is preserving bears’ wild habitats
  • scientist who has studied dump-fed bears
  • trapper who captured live bears for zoos
According to the passage, which of the following assumptions about bears has been proved to be wrong ?
  • Some would rather eat wild foods than garbage.
  • They devote a lot of time to searching for food.
  • Some do not fear campers and approach campsites readily.
  • They lose their foraging ability after feeding at garbage dumps.
Which of the following is NOT true of bears that feed at garbage dumps and campsites ?
  • They grow at a relatively slower rate.
  • They can be easily shot.
  • They reproduce at an early age.
  • They are sometimes relocated.
It can be concluded from the passage that garbage bears are strongest of the bear population because _____.
  • their natural predators are not found near garbage dumps
  • they can get more food by combining wild food from dumps
  • they have been known to travel distance of 100 miles or more
  • they get a lot of exercise climbing in and out of garbage cans
The word “those” refers to _____.
  • visitors
  • dumps
  • hunters
  • bears
It can be inferred from the passage that bears’ contact with humans has resulted in _____.
  • bears’ preference for life in the wild
  • both benefits and disadvantages to bears
  • an increased likelihood of the extinction of bears
  • bears’ susceptibility to a variety of diseases
According to the passage, the purpose of removal program is to _____.
  • clean out the dumps
  • shoot “nuisance” bears
  • settle bears in less populated areas
  • reduce the bears’ food supply

Read the following passage and choose the best option for each of the blanks.

MENTORING

Many adults in America and increasing numbers elsewhere take part in mentoring schemes. A mentor is an adult provides support and friendship to a young person. There are numerous different ways of mentoring: passing on skills, sharing experiences, offering guidance. Sometimes the most helpful thing to do is just listen. Mentoring is open to anybody - no particular experience is required, just a desire to make a difference to the life of a young person who needs help. This may seem a difficult thing at first, but many people find they have a real talent for it.

The support of a mentor can an important part in a child's development and can often make up to a lack of guidance in a young person's life. It can also improve young people's attitudes towards society and build up their confidence in dealing with life's challenges. For the mentor, it can be incredibly rewarding to know that they have had a influence on a child and helped to give them the best possible chance in life. , it is not only adults who are capable of taking this role. There is now an increasing demand for teenagers to mentor young children, for example by helping them with reading or other school work.

Use the word given in brackets to form a word that fits in each of the spaces in the following passage.

MEN AND WOMEN ARE NOT EQUAL HERE!

There is a big (DIFFER) in the Bijago Islands off the west coast of Africa in the roles that men and women play. For example, men look after the children and wear jewelry and perfume when they go out. Women find building houses (PREFER) to shopping and do all kinds of jobs which men would (NORMAL) do in other countries. If they want a husband, they ask his mother’s (PERMIT) and do not need to obtain his (AGREE) when they plan their (MARRY) to him. Most men spend hours every day standing in front of a mirror brushing their hair and choosing nice clothes to wear.

“I don’t want to make any (CRITIC) of the women in our society, but I think it’s time that sexual (DISCRIMINATE) against men stopped”, one man said. “Some visitors to our islands find our customs very (AMUSE) but I feel very (NERVE) when any girl visits my mother”, another man said.

Fill in each blank with ONE word to complete the following passage.

In Western countries, electricity, gas, and water are not luxuries but necessities. Companies now realize that consumers want products that will not work effectively but also save money.

For most North American households, lighting accounts for 10 percent to 15 percent of the electricity bill. However, this amount can be by replacing an ordinary 100-watt light bulb with an energy-saving bulb. These bulbs use a quarter of the electricity of standard and last eight times longer. Therefore, consumers can save about US$7 to US$21 per bulb.

In Europe, there is a labeling scheme for refrigerators, freezers, washing machines, and tumble dryers. The label tells the consumers how energy efficiency each model has, compared other appliances in the same category.

Complete the second sentence so that it has similar meaning to the first one, using the word in bracket. You must use between TWO and FIVE words, including the word given. Do not change the word given.

Tom and Ken like many of the same things. (COMMON)

=> Tom and Ken have many things .

Complete the second sentence so that it has similar meaning to the first one, using the word in bracket. You must use between TWO and FIVE words, including the word given. Do not change the word given.

It’s your decision whether we stay in or go out. (UP)

=> It’s whether we stay in or go out.

Complete the second sentence so that it has similar meaning to the first one, using the word in bracket. You must use between TWO and FIVE words, including the word given. Do not change the word given.

I hope you enjoy yourself while you stay with Mabel. (DURING)

=> I hope you enjoy yourself with Mabel.

Complete the second sentence so that it has similar meaning to the first one, using the word in bracket. You must use between TWO and FIVE words, including the word given. Do not change the word given.

His daughter owns this flat. (BELONGS)

=> This his daughter.

Complete the second sentence so that it has similar meaning to the first one, using the word in bracket. You must use between TWO and FIVE words, including the word given. Do not change the word given.

I started studying law in 2003 and I’m still studying law. (SINCE)

=> I 2003.

Complete the second sentence so that it has similar meaning to the first one, using the word in bracket. You must use between TWO and FIVE words, including the word given. Do not change the word given.

I am sorry that I have caused you so much trouble. (APOLOGIZE)

=> I so much trouble.

Complete the second sentence so that it has similar meaning to the first one, using the word in bracket. You must use between TWO and FIVE words, including the word given. Do not change the word given.

Jill doesn’t often walk to college. (UNUSUAL)

=> It’s walk to college.

Complete the second sentence so that it has similar meaning to the first one, using the word in bracket. You must use between TWO and FIVE words, including the word given. Do not change the word given.

I don’t have enough money to buy a new camera. (AFFORD)

=> I a new camera.

Complete the second sentence so that it has similar meaning to the first one, using the word in bracket. You must use between TWO and FIVE words, including the word given. Do not change the word given.

My sister always talks when I’m watching my favorite TV program. (HABIT)

=> My sister has when I’m watching my favorite TV program.

Complete the second sentence so that it has similar meaning to the first one, using the word in bracket. You must use between TWO and FIVE words, including the word given. Do not change the word given.

Our team won and the visitors lost. (BEATEN)

=> The visitors our team.

Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means exactly the same as the sentence before it, beginning with the word(s) given.

He tries hard, but he cannot master English pronunciation.

=> No matter how _____

Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means exactly the same as the sentence before it, beginning with the word(s) given.

Whenever he goes, his mother goes too.

=> His mother _____

Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means exactly the same as the sentence before it, beginning with the word(s) given.

The garage is going to repair the car for us next week.

=> We are going _____

Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means exactly the same as the sentence before it, beginning with the word(s) given.

No explanation is necessary.

=> It is _____

Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means exactly the same as the sentence before it, beginning with the word(s) given.

I can meet you if you arrive before eleven.

=> So long _____

Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means exactly the same as the sentence before it, beginning with the word(s) given.

Why don’t you ask her yourself?

=> I suggest _____

Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means exactly the same as the sentence before it, beginning with the word(s) given.

He would prefer you to pay him immediately.

=> He’d rather you _____

Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means exactly the same as the sentence before it, beginning with the word(s) given.

Nobody can deny that he has a beautiful voice.

=> It can’t _____

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

The furniture was so expensive that I didn’t buy it. => The furniture was too ..........

Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means exactly the same as the sentence before it, beginning with the word(s) given.

He didn’t arrive in England until the end of December.

=> It wasn’t _____