Đề tuyển sinh lớp 10 THPT Chuyên Sư phạm 2017

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Dành cho các thí sinh thi vào chuyên Anh THPT Chuyên sư phạm năm học 2017-2018

Choose the word whose primary stress is placed differently from that of the others.

  • preservative
  • compulsory
  • political
  • artificial

Choose the word whose primary stress is placed differently from that of the others.

  • exploit
  • explore
  • forbid
  • swallow

Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the others.

  • mission

  • cassette
  • essence

  • passage

Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from that of the others.

  • colleges

  • clothes
  • churches
  • exercises

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

  • develop
  • respond
  • devastate
  • preserve

Jane was a _______ woman.

  • beautiful young tall thin
  • young beautiful thin tall
  • beautiful tall thin young
  • young thin tall beautiful

In no way _____ that people will be prevented from organizing peaceful protests.

  • means this law
  • does this law mean
  • this law means
  • this law does mean

Now I associate public transport with one of the worst experiences of my life and the _______ of it is that I will never catch a bus again.

  • thick and thin
  • long and short
  • ups and downs
  • hard and fast

_______, modeling is actually a hard job.

  • However glamorous it may seem
  • Glamorous although it may seem
  • So glamorous may it seem
  • Even it may seem glamorous

Choose the best answer.
The office was closed for a week for refurbishment and now the staff have to deal with the _______ that built up during their absence.

  • backlash
  • backstage
  • backdrop
  • backlog

Mary: Did you enjoy the movie?

Tom: No, I would rather _______ home.

  • to stay
  • stayed
  • have stayed
  • to have stayed

It’s sensible to take our travel insurance ______ our luggage is lost or damaged.

  • unless
  • in case
  • otherwise
  • as long as

Choose the best answer.
The scientists are on the _______ of making an incredible discovery about our past.

  • extent
  • edge
  • limit
  • verge

The board proposes that the majority of this year’s profits _____ in new product development.

  • will be invested
  • be invested
  • is invested
  • to be invested

Julie was so engrossed _____ the book that she didn’t hear her sister come in.

  • with
  • to
  • on
  • in

Choose the best answer.
As they travelled across the _______ landscape, each one of them wondered how it was possible to grow anything there.

  • barren
  • mundane
  • bustling
  • grimy

Choose the best answer.
Mary: Did the teacher mention anything about a test in last week’s class?
Tom: I don’t know. I had to leave early because I _______ to the dentist.

  • was going
  • had gone
  • went
  • would go

Read the passage and decide which answer best fits each gap.


Students and jobseekers keen to get onto the course or into the workplace of their choice hope that voluntary work will help them from the crowd. This chance to experience – personally and professionally – is on the wish-list of young people.

A survey carried out last year revealed that young and old said volunteering had improved their lives, particularly those in conservation or heritage work.

Businesses recognize its importance and get to their profile in the community, while staff gets a break from their daily routine to develop ‘soft skills’, such as initiative and decision-making. One volunteering organization is another survey to find out if volunteering does make a difference in the workplace, or if it is something businesses do simply to improve their .

Not are business-sponsored placements becoming more common, the government is also investing money and aiming to volunteers. The push is clearly on to make volunteering as attractive as possible to everyone.

And the more people who participate, the more the act fulfills its aim of making the world a better place.

Choose the word this is closest in meaning to the underlined word or phrase in each sentence.

What seems certain for any language is that new words will form, meanings will migrate, and obsolete words will die out.

  • printed
  • outdated
  • borrowed
  • loaded

Choose the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s).

Gerry didn't go on the expedition – he made up that part of the story.

  • narrated
  • unfolded
  • invented
  • recounted

Choose the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s).

Flats which are both comfortable and reasonably priced are few and far between in the current context of economic crisis.

  • uncommon
  • non-existent
  • unusual
  • non-standard

Read the following article about how to be environmentally friendly and decide in which paragraph (A-E) the following are mentioned. Write one letter for each answer. The paragraph may be chosen more than once.


Farmers in developing countries are some of the most vulnerable people on earth, prey to world commodity markets, middlemen and the weather. So-called “fair trade” arrangements guarantee cooperative groups a price above the world market price and a bonus on top. The growing fair-trade market has distributed hundreds of millions of pounds to more than 50 million people worldwide. But critics say that fair trade will never lift a country out of poverty; indeed, it may keep it there, because the money generated from sales goes almost in its entirety to rich countries which promote the products. Only about 5% of the sale price of a fair-trade chocolate bar (which retails for £1.73 in the UK shops) may actually go to the poor country.


The big selling point of organic food is that it is free of chemicals, both in the growing of the food and in the killing of pests that might damage the crop. Chemicals suspected of causing a variety of problems, from cancer to bad behavior and sexual abnormalities, occur in most children’s blood in tiny quantities. In a world where many manufactured chemicals have never been properly tested for safety, parents have been happy to pay a premium for organic food. The problem is that British farmers have not switched to organic in sufficient numbers to satisfy a growing market. As a result, supermarkets are often forced to fly vegetables that they can label organic halfway round the world, at a great cost to the planet in extra greenhouse gases. Environmentalists are now urging shoppers to buy locally produced vegetables, even if they have been sprayed in pesticides. Just give them a goos wash.


A great shift has taken place in the way we think about rubbish. Where once we were happy to bury it in landfills or dump it at sea, we are now being urged by all levels of government to recycle it and think of waste as a resource. The wheelie-bin culture is being replaced by a series of curbside collections for paper, metals, plastics, bottles, clothes and compost. The idea is to cut landfill (and reduce council tax) as well as saving the planet. It is, however, having some unexpected consequences. Most of Britain’s plastic and paper is now being sent for recycling in China or India – at vast cost in greenhouse gases for transport. Once there, peasant workers have to sort it, often in dangerous conditions. Meanwhile, some paper and bottles carefully sorted by householders end up being dumped in landfills after all, because the market for the materials fluctuates. “Recycled” mobile phones are often sent, broken, to Africa, where they are dumped. Soon all electrical equipment will have to be recycled by order of the EU, which has led to fears of another “fridge mountain” of goods awaiting recycling.


If you want to make yourself feel better about driving a lot or taking expensive sunshine holidays, there are lots of businesses offering ways for you to salve your conscience by becoming “carbon neutral”. One of the most appealing methods is to pay for someone to plant trees, preferably creating or regenerating new forests. The theory is that trees grow by absorbing carbon dioxide and giving out oxygen, storing the carbon in their trunks. Woods and forests create their own mini-climate, which collects and stores water and creates rainclouds. But there is a potential problem in that planting trees often releases carbon stored in the soil – and what happens if the forests catch fire, or are chopped down and harvested for timber? A safer bet may be to invest in small-scale hydro-schemes, so that people who live in the Himalayas, for example, who currently do not have electricity, can develop a 21st-century lifestyle without polluting the planet.


The idea of “green tourism” is to persuade locals in Africa, the far east and South America not to chop down their forests, shoot their elephants and wipe out the tigers so that rich Americans and Europeans can fly there and peer at them through binoculars. This cannot be good for the atmosphere; what’s more, in the case of African wildlife, the best money is made from reintroducing animals for trophy hunting by the very rich – a controversial form of eco-tourism. While they may help sustain some great national parks, tourists often create as many problems as they solve. One is that westerners tend to demand all mod cons in their hotels, particularly a great deal of water for showers, a luxury not typically available to locals. Properly handled, eco-tourism, like whale watching, can give the animals and the local economy a brighter future. Sometimes, though, the only winners are the few businessmen who own the hotels.

In which section is the following mentioned?

  1. a controversial pastime that rises considerable money
  2. an action which creates a different weather pattern
  3. an undesirable result of unnecessary global transportation. (NB: You must provide two different options) – and
  4. inadequate research into harmful substances
  5. a continual change in what is required or needed
  6. people at the greatest risk from factors beyond their control
  7. a far-reaching change in official attitude
  8. a benefit for those the scheme was not originally intended for (NB: You must provide two different options) –   and
  9. the bringing of a source of energy to remote areas
  10. a failure to adapt in order to meet increasing demands

Use the word given in brackets to form a word that fits in the gap. 

The first one has been done for you as an example (0).

Example: (0). PROJECTIONS/projections

Today, population growth largely means urban population growth. United Nations (UN) (0.PROJECT) projections show the world’s rural population has already stopped growing, but the world can expect to add close to 1.5 billion (URBAN)   in the next 15 years, and 3 billion by 2050. How the world meets the challenge of sustainable development will be (INTIMACY) tied to this process.

For many people, cities represent a world of new opportunities, including jobs. There is a powerful link between urbanization and economic growth. Around the world, towns and cities are responsible for over 80 percent of gross national product. While urban poverty is growing around the world, this is largely because many people – including the poor – are moving to urban areas.

The opportunities there extend beyond just jobs. Cities also offer greater opportunities for (SOCIETY)    mobilization and women’s empowerment. Many young people, especially young women, regard the move to cities as an opportunity to escape traditional patriarchy and experiences new freedoms. Urban areas also offer greater access to education and health services, including sexual and reproductive rights. This contributes to significantly reduced (FERTILE) in urban areas, changing the trajectory of overall population growth.

This process, which is particularly (PRONUNCIATION) in Africa and Asia, where much of the world’s population growth taking place, is also an enormous opportunity for sustainability if the right policies are put in place. Urban living has the potential to use resources more (EFFICIANCE) to create more sustainable land use and to protect the (DIVERSE) of natural ecosystems.

 Still, the face of  (EQUAL) is increasingly an urban one. Too many urban residents grapple with extreme poverty, (EXCLUDE) , vulnerability, and marginalization.

Read the text below and complete each blank with one suitable word. The first has been done as an example (0).

Example: (0).in


From the day we feel our children are capable of understanding, we begin educating them about the perils ever-present in our modern world. We teach them that they must never cross the road looking both ways, accept lifts from strangers, or take sweets from people don’t know, the list on and on.

In of these warnings, isn’t it ironic that we still ignore one of the biggest threats of all… the Internet? In this age of the PC – every house has one – we as parents often fail our duty to protect our children from this potential source of danger.

Just as we supervise what our little ones - and so little ones watch on television, we should also be of what they’re doing while they’re surfing the Net. Of course, we can’t be forever looking over their shoulders when they’re online, but there are ways of increasing Internet safety. Using software to filter and block what young users can access, warning children giving out any personal information, and talking openly about cyber hazards, a few of the really important first step.

Fill in each blank with a suitable preposition given in the box. There are more prepositions than needed. 

Off, for, down, around, on, up, out, over

  1. Suddenly the lights went out, and she wasn’t able to make where the exit was.
  2. Her father decided to hand his entire estate to her.
  3. I have a splitting headache and I certainly don’t feel to going to watch a concert.
  4. While the office computer system was being fixed, there was nothing to do so we just sat .
  5. She wasn’t interested in his money. She fell his sense of humor.

Fill the only one word which can be used appropriately in each set of three sentences. The first one has been done as an example.


(0). I learn a great ___ on the course

How should I ___ with angry customers?

Answer: (0).deal

Set 1:

  • When speaking in front of a large audience, you should bear in ___ that everybody should be able to both hear and see you.
  • It’s strange how it always seems as if Emily can read my ____.
  • It’s getting to be a cliché now, but I still believe that travel can broaden the ____.


Set 2:

  • The event was _____ in an old castle by the sea.
  • Many of the team members were ____ up by last-minute flight cancellation.
  • After I finished playing, she told me that I hadn’t ___ the instrument correctly.


Set 3:

  • There has been a ____ in the number of Internet users this year.
  • It must be difficult to cope with a sudden ___ to fame.
  • Employees were given a 10% pay ___ at the beginning of the financial year.

=> Answer:

Complete the second sentence in such a way that it means exactly the same as the sentence printed before it. Use the word given in capital letters at the end of the original sentence. Do not change the given word. Use between three and six words including the words given.

Question 1.

I was amazed because there were no problems throughout the holiday. (WENT)

=> To wrong throughout the holiday.

Question 2.

No matter what happens, Jane will never forgive Mark for what he did. (EVER)

=> Under Mark for what he did.

Question 3.

Can anyone solve this problem? (COME)

=> Can anyone this problem?

Question 4.

You probably won’t find a better deal for a holiday. (CHANCES)

=> The find a better deal for a holiday.

Question 5.

Apparently, the entire warehouse was destroyed in a fire last month. (FLAMES)

=> Apparently, the entire warehouse last month.

The passage below contains 5 errors. For each sentence, find and correct errors. If there isn’t an error, type’0’ into the blank. (0).

Example: Line 1 : a place → place


First sentence: This year’s World Book Day (WBD), which is taking a place on March 2, hoping special to encourage everyone, and special children, to discover the joy of reading.

=> Error 1 => Correct 1

=> Error 2 => Correct 2

Second sentence: Schools and libraries are getting involved, with a packed schedule of events designed to bring books to life. There will be writers popping into schools to read from their books and answer questions, and telling-story events.

=> Error 3 => Correct 3

Third sentence: Children will also be able to take part in reading so that they really have a chance to engage with the books.

=> Error 4 =>Correct 4

Fourth sentence: As long as hoping to encourage children to catch the reading bug, WBD also hopes to get reluctant adults hooked on books. So, for the first time, WBD will also have an adult focus, with the launch of Quick Reads, a selection of short, fast-paced stories by well-known authors.

=> Error 5 => Correct 5

Fifth sentence: The first set of Quick Reads will be published on WBD, with a further collection of books being released latter in the summer.

=> Error 6 => Correct 6

Write a paragraph about the most essential skill a successful 21st – century learner should acquire. You should write about 150 words.

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

People think that heavy traffic caused subsidence.

=> The subsidence ..........

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

She was so popular that everyone voted for her.

=> Such ..........

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

We got out of the building safely only because the smoke alarms went off.

=> But for ..........

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

I don’t like the way that Jane gets angry so often with other staff.

=> I wish ..........

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

Evan is doing very well at school, especially if you consider that he’s younger than the others in his class.

=> Given ..........