Đề thi chọn học sinh giỏi lớp 11 năm học 2007 - 2008 môn Tiếng Anh

Đề thi chọn học sinh giỏi lớp 11 năm học 2007 - 2008 môn Tiếng Anh

Listen and complete the note Rachael made. (The information in the recording is not in the same order as below). You will hear the recording TWICE.

How much? € return ( Iberia).

Depart London Heathrow on April at 19.15.

Arrive Buenos Aires at on 4th April.

Stop in Madrid for .

It’s a flight from Madrid (basically).

17th April – depart Buenos Aires at , , arrive Madrid at (18th).

Depart Madrid at , arrive London Gatwick at 8.20.

Can hold for .

 

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UBND THÀNH PHỐ ĐÀ NẴNG
SỞ GIÁO DỤC VÀ ĐÀO TẠO
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ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨC
KỲ THI CHỌN HỌC SINH GIỎI LỚP 11
NĂM HỌC 2007 - 2008
MÔN TIẾNG ANH
Thời gian làm bài: 150 phút
 Ngày thi: 20 tháng 3 năm 2008
Số phách do
Chủ tịch Hội đồng chấm thi ghi
Họ tên và chữ ký giám khảo
Điểm
Giám khảo 1:
Bằng số
Bằng chữ
Giám khảo 2:
Đề thi gồm 06 trang.
Học sinh làm bài trên đề thi và ghi câu trả lời vào ô trống tương ứng cho mỗi câu hỏi.
SECTION A:	LISTENING
Listen and complete the note Rachael made. (The information in the recording is not in the same order as below). You will hear the recording TWICE.
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How much? € return ( Iberia).
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Depart London Heathrow on April at 19.15.
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Arrive Buenos Aires at on 4th April.
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Stop in Madrid for .
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It’s a flight from Madrid (basically).
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17th April – depart Buenos Aires at , , arrive Madrid at (18th).
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Depart Madrid at , arrive London Gatwick at 8.20. 
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Can hold for .
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Phone Jude: 
SECTION B: USE OF ENGLISH
I. Select the best option to complete each of the following sentences. Write your answers (A, B, C or D) in the box provided.
1.
In no time _________ greater opportunities at work and in life than they do now.
A. do women have
B. did women have
C. have women had
D. had women had
2.
The champions, ______ to their fans who were cheering crazily, stepped forwards to receive the cup and the gold medals.
A. waving 
B. wave
C. to wave
D. waved
3.
I think he’ll consider _______ that house if they reduce the price by 10%.
A. buy
B. buys
C. buying
D. to buy
4.
You should have switched off the stove an hour ago; I expected the chicken curry _____ over cooked by now.
A. is
B. was
C. has been
D. had been
5.
No sooner ______ the front door than the phone rang.
A. did he lock
B. does he lock
C. has he locked
D. had he locked
6.
The captain refused to ______ the safety of his crew and passengers.
A. try the luck
B. put at risk
C. make a deal
D. come to end
7.
My younger brother has a habit ______ going to bed with a pair of socks on.
A. for
B. in
C. of
D. with
8.
The workers are working night and day to finish the building ______ of time.
A. before
B. in front
C. prior
D. ahead
9.
That young driver was _____ breaking the speed limit.
A. accused of
B. blamed of
C. criticized on
D. penalized in
10.
Mrs Dawson was given the award in ___________ of her services to the hospital.
A. knowledge 
B. recognition
C. charge 
D. sight of
11.
She is ______ of her time and energy.
A. economic
B. economical
C. economy
D. economist
12.
Japan is still ______ on Middle Eastern oil.
A. reliable
B. dependent
C. imposing
D. independent
13.
I think you should do something ______ of sitting there and complaining.
A. in case
B. on behalf of
C. because
D. instead
14.
The journey back home, ________ was an 18-hour nonstop flight, almost made her exhausted.
A. that
B. which
C. when
D. what
15.
My new friend Suzan in the university has a very ________ smile.
A. child
B. childish
C. childlike
D. childhood
16.
She has bought a new pair of glasses, which she can never _____ when reading books.
A. go away with
B. make up 
C. do away with
D. do without
17.
Sport is one way of relieving the ____________ of a busy life.
A. tension
B. concern
C. bother
D. nerve
18.
I think this paragraph can very well be ______ without affecting the essay as a whole.
A. put away
B. made off
C. broken up
D. left out
19.
She is now being ______ for her heart problems at one of the best hospitals in Singapore.
A. treated
B. healed
C. cured
D. operated
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Before the air conditioning system was installed, ice blocks were used to ______ the temperature in the workshop.
A. slow down
B. keep away
C. bring down
D. put off
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II. Use the right form of the word given in CAPITALS to complete each of the following sentences. Write your answers in the box provided.
1. Such things seem ___________, but I saw them happen with my own eyes.	(BELIEVE)
2. You look rather ___________ . Are you worried about something? (OCCUPY)
3. Let’s go for a picnic tomorrow unless the weather forecast is ____________.	(FAVOUR)
4. Going swimming every day would have very ____________ effects. (BENEFIT)
5. I’m sure that the whole problem is a simple ____________. (UNDERSTAND)
6. The _________ dog came at his master’s whistle.	(OBEY)
7. It is _________ to know that they have reached home safe and sound.	(SATISFY)
8. Widespread ________ has permitted mass production and consequent lowering of consumer prices.	 (MACHINE)
9. You ought to be ______ of your foolish behavior.	(SHAME)
10. The glare from snow may cause problems such as headaches, ______ eyes or blindness. (WATER)
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III. Each of the following sentences has four underlined parts. Identify the one that is not grammatically correct. Write your answers (A, B, C or D) in the box provided.
1. The Netherlands, a country with much of the land lying lower than sea level, have a system of dikes 
 A B C
	and canals for controlling water.
 D
2. Milk, often considered a nearly perfect food, contains fat, sweet, and protein.
	 A B C D
3. Soybean, which sometimes grow seven feet tall, have thick, woody stems.
 A B C D
4. Lacrosse is a ballgame played on a field outdoors similar soccer.
 A B C D
5. The first year of a child’s life is characterized in rapid physical growth.
 A B C D 
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SECTION C: READING COMPREHENSION
I. Read the passage and choose the best word to fill in each blank. Write your answers (A, B, C or D) in the box provided.
If you’re an environmentalist, plastic is a word you tent to say with a sneer or a snarl. It has become a symbol of our wasteful, throw-away society. But there seems little (1) _________ it is here to say, and the truth is, of course, that plastics have brought enormous (2) _________ even environmental ones. It’s not really the plastics themselves that are the environmental evil – it’s the way society chooses to use and (3) _________ them.
 Almost all the 50 or so different kinds of modern plastic are made from oil, gas or coal – non-renewable natural (4) _________. We import well over three million tones of the stuff in Britain each year and, sooner or later, most of it is thrown away. A high (5) _________ of our annual consumption is in the (6) ________ of packaging and this constitutes about seven per cent by weight, of our domestic refuse. Almost all of it could be recycled, but very little of it is, though the plastic recycling (7) _________ is growing fast.
 The plastics themselves are extremely energy rich – they have a higher calorific value than coal and one (8)___________ of ‘recovery’ strongly (9) _________ by the plastic manufacturers is the (10)_________ of waste plastic into a fuel.
1. A. evidence 	B. concern 	C. doubt 	D. likelihood
2. A. pleasures 	B. benefits 	C. savings 	D. profits
3. A. dispose 	B. store 	C. endanger 	D. abuse
4. A. resources 	B. processes 	C. products 	D. fuels
5. A. portion 	B. amount 	C. proportion 	D. rate
6. A. way 	B. kind 	C. type	D. form 
7. A. manufacture 	B. plant 	C. factory 	D. industry
8. A. measure 	B. method 	C. mechanism	D. medium
9. A. desired 	B. argued 	C. favoured 	D. presented
10. A. conversion	B. melting 	C. change 	D. replacement
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II. Read the passage and choose the best answers. Write the letter A, B, C or D in the boxes for answers.
	Manners nowadays in metropolitan cities like London are practically non-existent. It is nothing for a big, strong schoolboy to elbow an elderly woman aside in the dash for the last remaining seat on the tube or bus, much less stand up and offer his seat to her.
	This question of giving up seats in public transport is much argued about by young men, who say that, since women have claimed equality, they no longer deserved to be treated with courtesy and that those who go out to work should take their turn in the rat race like anyone else. Women have never claimed to be physically as strong as men. Even if it is not agreed, however, that young men should stand up for younger women, the fact remains that courtesy should be shown to the old, the sick and the burdened. Are we really so lost to all ideals of unselfishness that we can sit there indifferently reading the paper or a book, saying to ourselves ‘First come, first served,’ while a gray-haired woman, a mother with a young child stands? Yet this is all too often seen.
	Older people, tired and irritable from a day’s work, are not angels, either far from it. Many a brisk argument or an insulting quarrel breaks out as the weary queues push and shove each other to get on buses and tubes. One cannot commend this, of course, but one does feel there is just a little more excuse.
	If cities are to remain pleasant places to live in at all, however, it seems imperative, not only that communications in transport should be improved, but also that communication between human beings should be kept smooth and polite. All over cities, it seems that people are too tired and too rushed to be polite. Shop assistants won’t bother to assist, taxi drivers growl at each other as they dash dangerously round corners, bus conductors pull the bell before their desperate passengers have time to get on or off the bus, and so on. It seems to us that it is up to the young and strong to do their small part to stop such deterioration.
1.	In many big cities, it’s now unlikely __________.
	A.	to see many elderly ladies standing on a bus
	B.	to find an vacant seat on the bus or the tube
C.	to see young people stand up and offer seats to elderly people
D.	to see many things exist
2.	One excuse for this, given by young men, is that __________ .
	A.	women are as physically strong as men
	B.	women should be treated equally as men are
	C.	women do not need courtesy
	D.	men have to go out to work as well
3.	It can be inferred from the passage that the writer __________.
	A. 	expects young people to show courtesy to those people who really need help
	B.	thinks that women deserve to be treated equally
	C.	hopes to see more of equality in society
	D.	thinks that most women are physically strong
4. 	What is mentioned by the writer as a sign of unselfishness?
	A.	The idea of “First come, first served.”
	B.	Reading a newspaper or a book on a bus
C.	Offering seats to an elderly person or a mother with a dependent child
D.	Sitting indifferently on a bus or the tube
5.	According to the writer, keeping smooth and polite communication is very __________ .
	A.	dangerous	B. difficult	C. important	D. helpful
6.	What is the writer’s opinion concerning courteous manners towards women?
	A.	Now that women have claimed equality, they should practise “First come, first served.”
	B.	It is considered old-fashioned for young men to give up their seats to young women.
	C.	“Lady First” should be universally practiced.
	D.	Special consideration ought to be shown to them.
7.	On the tube or bus, according to the author, older people __________ .
	A.	often offer seats to others
	B.	are treated better than younger people are
	C.	are no more considerate than younger people toward each other
	D. are not as beautiful as angles
8.	Communication between human beings would be smoother if __________ .
	A.	people were more considerate toward each other
	B.	people were not so tired and irritable
	C.	women were treated with more courtesy
	D.	public transport could be improved
9.	What is the possible meaning of the word “deterioration” in the last paragraph?
Worsening of general situation
Lowering of moral standards
Declining of physical conditions
Spreading of evil conducts
10.	Which of the following can be the most suitable title for the passage?
	A.	Courteous Manners
	B.	Young People in Metropolitan Cities
	C.	Women’s Rights and Equality
	D.	Smoother Communication
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III. 	Read the passage and fill in each blank with a suitable word. Write your answers in the box provided.
 ILLITERACY
 	Illiteracy may be considered more as an abstract concept than a condition. When a famous English writer used this word over two hundred years ago, he was actually referring to people (1)_________ could not read Greek or Latin. (2) __________ , it seems unlikely that university examiners had this sort of disability in (3) __________ when they reported on ‘creeping illiteracy ‘ in a report on their students’ final examination in 1988.
 	Over the years, university lecturers have (4) __________ aware of an increasing tendency towards grammatical sloppiness, poor spelling and general imprecision in their students’ ways of writing; and sloppy writing is all (5)__________ often a reflection of sloppy thinking. Their complaint was that they had (6)__________ to do teaching their own subject (7)__________ teaching their undergraduates to write.
Some lecturers believe that they have a duty to stress the importance of maintaining standards of clear thinking (8) __________ the written word in a world dominated by visual communications and images. They (9) __________ on the connection between clear thinking and a form of writing that is not only clear but also sensitive to subtleties of meaning. The same lecturers argue that undergraduates appear to be the victims of a ‘softening process’ that begins with the teaching of English in schools, but this point of (10) __________ has, not surprisingly, caused a great deal of controversy.
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SECTION D: WRITING
I. Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it has a similar meaning to the one printed before it, using the word given in bold. This word must not be altered in any way. 
1.	It was the goalkeeper who saved the match for us.	lost
	If it hadn’t ___________________________________________________ the match.
2.	George and Kate have been married for three years.	since
	It’s __________________________________________________________ married.
3.	It was assumed that he would be promoted to a senior position next year.	granted
	People ______________________________________________ he would be promoted to
	a senior position next year.
4.	Immediately after their departure, the weather improved.	there
	No sooner ______________________________________________ in the weather.
5.	Please call at once if you encounter any problems.	hesitate
	Should you __________________________________________________________ call.
6.	Due to its financial problems, the company is sacking a number of office workers.	redundant	
	A number _________________________________due to the company’s financial problems.
7.	The demand for short eco-tours has been rising steadily this year.	rise
	There ____________________________________________ for short eco-tours this year.
8.	You won’t get to see the match unless you book a seat beforehand.	advance
	Only _________________________________________________ you get to see the match.
9.	His performance at the Olympic Games didn’t come up to the public’s expectations.	short
 	His performance __________________________________________ the public’s expectations. 
10.	My aunt is the most wonderful person I’ve ever known.	more
	I’ve __________________________________________________ my aunt.
II. Many big cities in Vietnam are facing air pollution now. Write a paragraph of about 120 words to show what we should do to solve this problem.
	The End

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