Đề ôn luyện chuyên Anh vào 10 Sở Hà Nội số 8

10/2/2020 3:39:00 PM

Choose the word which has the underlined part pronounced differently from the others.

  • naked

  • sacred

  • learned

  • studied

Choose the word which has the underlined part pronounced differently from the others.

  • delicate

  • pirate

  • narrate

  • considerate

Choose the word which has the underlined part pronounced differently from the others.
  • pizza
  • buzzard
  • muzzle
  • fuzzy
Choose the word that differs from the rest in the position of the main stress.
  • ridicule
  • politics
  • dogwhistle
  • cheerio
Choose the word that differs from the rest in the position of the main stress.
  • hotel
  • caffeine
  • wholesale
  • bereaved
They’re staying in rented accommodation for the time _________.
  • going
  • making
  • doing
  • being
This winter wasn’t _______ as difficult as last winter.
  • almost
  • closely
  • nearly
  • just
The gym instructor told us to spread __________ so that we’d have enough room to do the exercises.
  • over
  • round
  • out
  • off
Ben crept ________ on Lisa and put his hands over her eyes.
  • out
  • round
  • off
  • up
When the funds finally ______ they had to abandon the scheme.
  • faded away
  • clamped down
  • petered out
  • fobbed off

In my father's _____, it is essential to eat vegetables every day.

  • idea
  • opinion
  • confidence
  • principle
He set one alarm-clock for five o'clock and the other for five past so as to _____ that he did not oversleep.
  • assure
  • ensure
  • insure
  • reassure
Thousands of steel _____ were used as the framework of the new office block.
  • beams
  • girders
  • stakes
  • piles
Life here is much easier than it _____.
  • would be
  • used to be
  • was
  • had better
_____ the meeting began.
  • After we have sat down
  • All of us having taken the seats
  • Our having seated
  • Once we had seated

Think of ONE word only which can be used appropriately in all three sentences.

This chair is so .......... that I need a cushion.

Ryan has always found maths a .......... subject to do.

A .......... winter had destroyed all the flowers in the garden.

Answer:

Think of ONE word only which can be used appropriately in all three sentences.

The latest .......... of the magazine includes interviews with all sorts of celebrities.

This is a very important .......... and we should discuss it seriously.

The school will .......... its students with new uniforms next school year.

Answer:

Think of ONE word only which can be used appropriately in all three sentences.

I don't know how to juggle all my duties. I always have my hands .......... with work.

The chances of him surviving the crash were nil. He hit the building driving at .......... speed.

Fiona doesn't want to live a dull existence like her mother. She's always wanted to live her life to the ...........

Answer:

Pick out the verbs and particles given to form phrasal verbs to fill the gaps in these sentences. Remember to use all the verbs given and don’t forget to use the correct forms of the verbs. 

[back | call | chop | carry | clear | make | pick | pull | see | stick]

[on | to | up | off | out | down | up for]

Don’t change your mind - what you’ve already agreed.

A car outside and three men got out.

There was only one assistant to all the customers.

We’ll have to the meeting because nobody can attend.

I’ll you if anyone says you’re not telling the truth.

I must the kitchen, it’s in a terrible mess.

I how to cook from watching other people when I was younger.

I had to work harder to the time I’d wasted.

I couldn’t what he said because he spoke so quietly.

The tree was diseased so we had to it .

Complete the sentence by changing the form of the word in capitals.

Steve’s bought a little gadget for tuning his guitar. (HAND)

I want to make sure all my will be financially secure if I’m incapacitated in any way. (DEPEND)

The audience showed their by booing and slowly clapping their hands. (APPROVE)

There’s a risk factor with all medication, but honestly the risk with this particular drug is . (NEGLECT)

We still don’t know whether the plan will ever come to or not. (FRUIT)

Read the text and choose the best answer to fill in the blanks.

FRIDAY THE THIRTEENTH

Police are hunting for a hit-and-run driver who knocked a teenage cyclist off her bike in East Street. Sarah Tucker, 17, had a lucky escape on Friday, 13th May, when she was sent reeling by a black Volvo on her way home from work.

She bruised her thigh and shoulder and her bicycle was . The driver stopped for a moment but then drove off without a name or address and before Sarah could get his number. "I tried to get out of his way, but I couldn't" she said. "Everyone at work kept going on about it being Friday 13th. I'm not a bit and wouldn't change any of my plans just because Friday 13th is supposed to be unlucky, I don't usually take any of that sort of thing but I will now. I think I'll stay in bed."

The accident at the junction with Westwood Road at about 6.30 p.m as Sarah was making her home to the Harley Estate.

The Volvo pulled out of Westwood onto Henley Road in front of the teenager's bicycle. "He could at have helped her up. I don't see why he should get away with it," said her father, Derek, "Sarah was lucky. I don't know why the driver didn't see her. He can't have been attention. It is unfortunate that nobody took down the number." Though still too to ride a bike, Sarah was able to go back to in Marlow on Monday.

Write one word in each gap.

Careers in film: the stunt performer

Do you love sports? Do you get a thrill from dangerous situations? And if you could thousands of pounds by jumping off a tall building, would you do it? If so then 'stunt performer' is the job you. But even you are incredibly brave, you still need training, qualifications and experience. To become a professional stunt performer, you need to hold six sporting qualifications at the national level and to have worked as a film for at least sixty days. Safety is always the number one priority. Stunt performers be incredibly careful. Otherwise, they could be seriously injured or even killed. However, if a stunt performer injure himself, he often keeps it a secret. If they can't work because of injury, they will be . In general, stunt performers earn very good money and should a stunt be extremely dangerous, they earn even more! 

Choose the best phrase or sentence (given below the text) to fill each of the blanks in the following text Write one letter (A-J) in the corresponding numbered boxes on the answer sheet. Two of the suggested answers do not fit at all.

There is an example at the beginning (0)
Example: (0) J

Indo-European Languages

Today, most European languages, and many Asian languages as far east as India, are very similar to each other. (0)_J_ about memorizing French word lists in school, these so-called "Indo-European‟ languages resemble English and each other in terms of vocabulary and grammar . Only 140 of the modern world's 5,000 tongues belong to this language family, . Thanks to the global expansion of Europeans since 1492 – especially people from England, Spain, Portugal, France and Russia – nearly half the world's present population of five billion now speaks an Indo-European language as its native tongue.
When, however, we go to parts of the world , we realize how unusual Europe's linguistic similarity is, and how it calls for explanation. , in areas of the New Guinea highlands , we find languages as different as English is from Chinese being spoken in neighboring areas. until some people speaking the mother tongue of the Indo-European language family began to dominate and pushed almost all other European languages out of existence.

A. as well as French
B. Eurasia must have originally been as diverse
C. For example
D. which must have originated outside Europe
E. yet differ in this respect from all the world's other languages.
F. In spite of this
G. where contact with the outside world began only in the 20th century
H. but their importance is far out of proportion to their numbers
I. with great linguistic diversity
J. No matter how much we complain

Read the following passage then choose the best answer to each question below.

MORE GOOD THAN EVIL?

It is a commonly held belief that today’s teens are in trouble. They spend hours communicating via social network sites instead of socializing in person and send countless text messages that are in a virtually unrecognizable language. In a study analyzing today’s youth in the digital world, renowned scientist, Susan Greenfield, laments: “We are raising a generation of children who are shallow, thrill-seeking and in danger of detaching themselves from reality.” In spite of such pessimistic beliefs, recent research seems to indicate that social network sites may not be as detrimental as some may think. 

A crucial point is that we need to maintain a broader perspective. New technologies have always provoked generational panic, which usually has more to do with adult fears than any real harm they may do. In the 1930s, parents worried that radio was taking over the lives of their children. In the 60s, the great danger was the television and then in the 80s, the Sony Walkman was claimed to be turning teens into mindless zombies.

In fact, social scientists who study young people have found that technology and the digital world can essentially benefit today's youth. It seems that if teens use a lot of social media, it has no negative effect on their engaging in face-to-face contact. Actually, the evidence suggests that the most avid texters are also the kids most likely to spend time with friends in person. One form of socializing doesn’t replace the other. It augments it. Then, as the young get older and are given more freedom, they often ease up on social networking. Early on, the web is their own personal space, but by their late teens, it is replaced as they acquire greater independence.

But isn’t all this short-form writing eroding language skills? Studies of first-year college papers from 1917 show that this is not the case. The rates of grammar and vocabulary errors by these freshmen in their compositions were the same as in the ones written by their modern counterparts. There is one essential difference, however. Student essays have blossomed in size and complexity. They are now six times longer and offer arguments supported by a wealth of evidence. Why? Because computers have vastly increased the ability of students to gather research, consider different points of view and write more analytically.

If truth be told, the online world also offers kids remarkable opportunities to become literate and creative because young people can now publish ideas not just to their circle of friends, but to the whole world. And it turns out that when they write for strangers, it makes them work harder, push themselves further, and create powerful new communicative forms.

What is meant by the phrase "virtually unrecognizable" in the first paragraph?
  • Teenagers use foreign languages when they speak or write.
  • Teenagers are very creative when they communicate with one another.
  • Teenagers enjoy taking on a different identity when they communicate.
  • The language used in text messages has been greatly altered.
Why is Susan Greenfield quoted in the first paragraph?
  • She has teenage children who use computers.
  • She strongly contradicts what society believes.
  • Her research supports that teens are negatively affected by today's technology.
  • She believes more information is needed to draw conclusions.
According to Susan Greenfield, what may be a consequence of teens using technology?
  • They may become overly cynical about their lives.
  • They may not be connected to what is happening around them.
  • They may not find pleasure in exciting activities.
  • They may not grow up into mature adults.
Why does the author use examples from past decades?
  • to prove that technology has always been harmful
  • to argue that new inventions always seem suspicious
  • to show that teenagers will never obey their parents
  • to present a trend that is getting more dangerous
The author implies that a teen who uses a cell phone frequently is _____.
  • less athletic
  • a poor student
  • highly introverted
  • more sociable
The word "augments" in the third paragraph is closest in meaning to _____
  • substitutes for
  • adds to
  • explains
  • decreases
What happens when teenagers get older?
  • They don't need personal space anymore.
  • Their studies become more important to them than their social lives.
  • The digital world becomes increasingly important to them.
  • They do not participate in social networks as much.
What does the word "counterparts" in the fourth paragraph refer to?
  • compositions
  • first-year college students
  • grammar and vocabulary errors
  • language skills
How does a modern college freshman's paper compare to one from 1917?
  • It has almost no linguistic errors.
  • It has the same amount of content.
  • It has a less complicated writing style.
  • It is based on more information.
What is the author's view of social networks?
  • Their access must be strictly controlled by parents.
  • They play a positive role in young people's lives.
  • They are detrimental to young people's relationships.
  • They have evolved faster than most people realize.

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

He sounds as if he has spent all his life abroad.

=> He gives ..........

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

His recent behaviors are outrageous.

=> The way ordinary.

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

I’m sure you’re wondering why I haven’t contacted you for so long. ⇒ You must ......

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

Even though I admire his courage, I think he is foolish. 

=> Much ..........

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

He really wanted to impress the interviewers. ⇒ He was desperate to .......

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

Thomas was not given details of the company's new projects. (DARK)

=> ..........

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

In the area, Thailand is much better than all other countries in football. (SHOULDERS)

=> ..........

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

I'm afraid our problems are just beginning. (ICEBERG)

=> ..........

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

The final version of the plan was quite different from the initial draft. (RESEMBLANCE)

=> ..........

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

You must do something to make sure this doesn't happen again. (STEPS)

=> ..........

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

He talked about nothing except the weather on this first date. 

=> His sole {{#1}}.