Đề thi chọn HSG Tiếng Anh lớp 9 tỉnh Nghệ An năm học 2016 - 2017 (Bảng A)

5/15/2019 4:22:29 PM
Đề hiện chưa có giải thích chi tiết về đáp án.

I don’t think we have very much _____; we have very different opinions.

  • together
  • in common
  • the same
  • similar

I’ve been working _____ quite a lot of pressure lately.

  • in
  • with
  • on
  • under

Tom: He’s the best guitarist in our school.

Tomy: __________

  • You can say that again.
  • That’s fine.
  • That’s OK.
  • Never mind.

The pop group _____ for photographs with their fans.

  • joined
  • set
  • afforded
  • posed

Mr. Larry Page _____ to the last meeting, but he didn’t because of sickness.

  • must go
  • had to go
  • should go
  • should have gone

It’s vital that our children’s handwriting should be _____ .

  • legible
  • legitimate
  • literate
  • illiterate

She bought _____ jacket when she was in Paris last year.

  • a brown leather expensive
  • a leather brown expensive
  • an expensive brown leather
  • an expensive leather brown

He spent _____ time writing an essay on his childhood.

  • a few
  • too many
  • a great deal of
  • very few

“My daughter, Jenny, tries to _____ to see me at least once a week,” Mrs. Jones told me.

  • drop in
  • go up
  • come on
  • call up

______, we eventually got home after the outdoor show.

  • Soak to the skin
  • Soaked to the skin
  • Being soaking to the skin
  • Our skin being soaked

Give the correct form of the word in brackets to complete the sentences. 

Question 11. The babysitter said, “Your kids have been a bit (TROUBLE) today.”

Question 12. My grandmother’s health got worse because she had suffered from constant (SLEEP) .

Question 13. John felt very (COURAGE) when he failed the driving test the third time.

Question 14. What I hate about Kate is her (RELY) .

Question 15. Ants and bees are often described as the most popular (INDUSTRY) insects.

Question 16. Many zoos fund (SCIENCE) research into animals and their behavior.

Question 17. In fact, she is of mixed Mexican and Korean (PARENT) .

Question 18. You can never be sure what he is going to do. He is so (PREDICT) , I’m afraid.

Question 19. Please complete and return the enclosed (QUESTION) by Friday.

Question  20. With the (EXCEPT) of the dessert, it was one of the most delicious meals we’ve ever had.

Complete this conversation using sentences marked by A-L. There are FIVE extra sentences which you do not need to use.

A. He always watches me and asks me why I’m not working.

B. You’re a great teacher.

C. I’m very furious now.

D. If you let him know you can handle more work.

E. I’m not sure I can do that. I’m often exhausted after work, you know.

F. I’m a little concerned about my job.

G. Are you kidding me?

H. When I finish, I take a break until he gives me something else to do.

I. I guess I’ll think about what you’ve said

J. You’re a fast worker

K. If you don’t try harder

L. But I do everything he tells me to do.

Jim: Hi, Ben. How are you?

Ben: Oh, not so good.

Jim: Why? What’s the matter?

Ben: I don’t think Mr. Jackson likes me.

Jim: Why would he do that?

Ben: I don’t know. When he tells me to do something, I do it as fast as I can.

Jim: Maybe Mr. Jackson thinks you take too many breaks.


Jim: Yes, and that’s good. . But when you finish something, you should ask Mr. Jackson if there’s anything else he wants you to do.

Ben: Do you mean I should ask for more work?

Jim: , he’ll see you have initiative.

Ben: Well, OK then. . I’ll see you tomorrow. Thanks.


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


By Leonardo Lawrence

You will probably laugh when I tell you that my interest in body language was sparked by a favorite professor of mine at university. He mentioned “Pinocchio Syndrome” to me one wintry morning after claiming that I was rubbed my nose when giving excuses for being late to his lectures. Apparently, when someone tells a lie, the person’s blood rushes to the nose and the extra blood makes it itchy. So if you think someone is not being entirely honest with you, perhaps like my professor you should watch to see if they scratch their nose! This little example of non-verbal communication inspired me to become a body language expert.

Now, I earn my living by training people in non-verbal communication. Knowing when someone is lying and knowing how to convince people you’re telling the truth are two of the most important skills you’ll ever learn. For example, lawyers build their reputation on their deductive skills when cross-examining in court, while politicians need to rely on their powers of persuasion to gain support.

I have dedicated my life to studying the ways the human body gives more reliable information than the words we speak. The words say one thing but the body may say something completely different. This is the theory of body language and most of us are familiar with the basics. We know that crossed arms can be seen as their defensive of aggressive, but what about facial expressions, gestures, posture, and the intonation of our speech? All of these volumes can be understood if you only know how to make sense of the signs.

Take the eyes, for instance. If you told a lie, you would probably expect me to look away rather than look you full in the face.

However, this is not, as commonly thought, the sure sign of a lie, but the reflexive movements we make when we are trying to remember something. Because of this, glancing away is not as easy to interpret as you might believe. A good liar is not searching his memory for the truth, so he can quite easily look you straight in the eyes as he speaks to make the lie more convincing. Here’s a tip, though. Watch the pupil of the eye; does it change size? If it gets bigger, this is probably an involuntary sign that something is being hidden.

Body language is something that the majority of us cannot control; it’s what escapes when we’re concentrating on something else. I might think I’m creating a good impression because my voice is strong and steady and my speech is clear, but the sweat pouring off my forehead and my constantly moving feet say otherwise.

Business clients are constantly in need of my services and I try to improve their confidence in themselves by teaching them about body language. I give advice about handshakes, which should always be firm that people who live in warm climates stand a lot closer to one another than in cooler climates. They may seem like minor matters, but these codes of behavior can be the key to making or breathing a business deal.

My working life gives me a great deal of satisfaction. I feel that I’m providing a public service, but it is a service that has had its downside. Whenever I meet someone new and I tell them what I do for a living, they immediately put their guard up and they’re no longer relaxed. They quite literally freeze in the attempt to hide all the signals that they assume I’m reading. It makes life difficult at times, but I consider it a small price to pay for a job I enjoy so much.


The writer originally became interested in body language because ____.

  • of a comment someone made to him
  • he wanted to know why people tell lies
  • he wanted to learn more about “Pinocchio Syndrome”
  • his professor recommended it to him

According to the writer, non-verbal communication is important because ____.

  • it helps lawyers to be more skillful
  • it can help make people believe what you want to tell them
  • politicians need to know when people are lying
  • it provides a unique way of earning one’s living

What do the writer assume about his readers?

  • They are able to change their intonation
  • They need to develop good posture.
  • They use only words to communicate.
  • They know something about the subject.

According to the writer, it is not easy to recognize when someone is lying because _____.

  • they have an honest look on their face
  • they move their eyes very rapidly
  • listeners read their body language incorrectly
  • listeners do not look into their eyes.

To have a positive effect on someone, you should try to avoid ____.

  • making any facial expressions
  • having any involuntary reactions
  • giving the impression of not caring
  • moving your legs about too much

What is the most important thing for businessmen to learn?

  • The laws of a particular country.
  • The correct way to behave
  • The necessity of being polite.
  • The skill of appearing confident.

Why do people react in a negative way when they meet the writer?

  • They think he is too self-confident.
  • They assume that he is always lying.
  • They have heard about him previously.
  • They believe he is studying them.

What do we learn about the writer from the passage?

  • He makes a lot of money from his job.
  • He travels the world giving advice.
  • He is dedicated to his work.
  • He trains body language experts.

Fill ONE suitable word into each numbered blank.


On April Fools’ Day, people in many countries play tricks on each other. Usually, the tricks making friends believe something ridiculous. On this day you could, for example, tell a friend there is a huge spider on their shoulder. If they believe you, you have succeeded fooling them, and even if you only trick them for a second, you have right to shout ”April Fool!”

This day, 1st April is also known as All Fools’ Day. In some countries, such as Ireland or Cyprus, you can only try to fool someone before twelve noon. If you do play tricks after midday, you will become the fool . So it is advisable for you to do that in the morning. you do for, all you want is fun rather than do harm to others. And if you don’t want to be foolish, be sensitive!

But how did this begin? Some say April Fools’ Day originated in France when that country adopted the new Gregorian calendar. In the previous calendar, New Year was celebrated 25th March until 1st April, not on 1st January, as in the Gregorian calendar. Some people refused to the new calendar and continued to celebrate the New Year in spring. Other people made fun of them and laughed at them they were old-fashioned and didn’t want to change. Now April Fools’ Day has become a global tradition, and no one is safe! People play tricks on anyone, not just on who don’t want to change with the times.

Using the word in capital letters, complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first one. Do not change the word given. 

Question 31. I got the impression that they weren’t enjoying themselves. SEEM

  • They enjoying themselves.

Question 32. We don’t have any sugar left, so we must go and buy some. RUN

  • We sugar, so we must go and buy some.

Question 33. Parking here is free after 5 p.m. PARK

  • It doesn’t here after 5 p.m.

Question 34. You should book your ticket beforehand if you want to get a good seat. ADVANCE

  • Your ticket if you want to get a good seat.

Question 35. Was the film as good as you expected it to be or was it disappointing? LIVE

  • Did the film of it or was it disappointing?

Read the text below and look carefully at each line. Some of the lines are correct, and some have a word which should not be there. If a line is correct, put a ‘0’ by the number. If a line has a word which should not be there, write it in ‘Your answer’ part. Number 0 and 00 have been done for you.


 0.0English is the most widely spoken language in the world today.

 00.a It is quite amazing how the use of the English language has become so

Q 1. widespread. English is not as easy as Esperanto, which was especially

Q2. written to be as easy as possible for people to learn, and not yet Esperanto is

Q3. spoken by very few people around the world. For many people English is

Q4.  not as more beautiful a language as French but it seems too late for French

Q5. to catch up with English such as an international language. German is quite

Q6.  a useful language if you are in business in Europe but it is not half as easy to

Q7. learn so as English, and people say it doesn’t sound as pleasant as English.

Q8.  English has become so important that it is becoming more and more

Q9. essential to get if you want to get a good job. It is too early to say whether

Q10.  English will remain as influential as it is today but it looks like as it will be an international language for a long time.

Q36. Imagine you are an American student, who stayed in Mrs. Lan’s house during your two-week volunteer campaign in a remote village. Now you have back home. Write a letter to thank her for her special help and care to you and your friends during the time you stayed there. You should write about 70-80 words.

Dear Mrs. Lan,


Best wishes,



Question 37. Write about 180 – 200 words to give your opinion on the following topic : Should smart phones be banned among students?