SỞ GIÁO DỤC VÀ ĐÀO TẠO HÀ NỘI
ĐỀ THI HỌC KỲ I NĂM HỌC 2012- 2013
1. Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word that has the underlined part pronounced differently from the rest.
1. A. casual B. case C. cashier D. cash
2. A. admit B. advance C. advent D. admire
3. A. command B. compose C. complain D. comment
4. A. humor B. honest C. human D. horror
5. A. reserved B. locked C. forced D. touched
2. Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word that differs from the rest in the position of the main stress in each of the following questions.
6. A. bride B. fridge C. bridge D. driven
7. A. maintain B. attitude C. determine D. develop
8. A. brilliant B. different C. secretary D. attractive
9. A. obedient B. confidence C. mischievous D. reference
10. A. close-knit B. supportive C. biologist D. generally
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to choose the one word or phrase that best completes the sentence.
11. After all, she _______ him since her childhood.
A. knows B. knew C. was knowing D. had known
12. We _______ touch since we _______ school three years ago.
A. lost / have left B. have lost / leave C. have lost / left D. were losing / had left
13. London is home to people of many _______ cultures.
A. diverse B. diversity C. diversify D. diversification
14. John cannot make a _______ to get married to Mary or stay single until he can afford a house and a car.
A. decide B. decision C. decisive D. decisively
15. An economic _______ is a time when there is very little economic activity, which causes a lot of unemployment and poverty.
A. improvement B. depression C. development D. mission
16. In the future many large corporations will be wiped out and millions of jobs will be lost.
A. companies B. services C. supermarkets D. farms
17. The preparations _______ by the time the guests _______.
A. had been finished / arrived B. have finished / arrived
C. had finished / were arriving D. have been finished / were arrived
18. Education _____ to be the most important element to develop a country.
A. often be considered B. can often consider
C. can often considered D. can often be considered
19. Either you or I _______ going to meet Professor Pike at the airport.
A. am B. were C. are D. has been
20. If you _______ to my advice, you _______ in trouble now.
A. listened / were not B. listen / are not.
C. had listened / would not have been D. had listened / would not be
21. If you take the 8 a.m. flight to New York you _______ change planes.
A. could not have to B. will not have to C. had not had to D. would not to have to
22. Education has been developed in _______ with modern industry and the mass media.
A. compulsory B. parallel C. selected D. following
23. School uniform is compulsory in most of Vietnamese schools.
A. depended B. required C. divided D. paid
24. _______ music is _______ popular pastime at many schools.
A. Ø / a B. The / the C. A / the D. The / Ø
25. To apply to _______ UK independent school, you'll need to have _______ good standard of education from your own country
A. a / a B. the / a C. an / the D. the / the
1. Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to choose the best sentence that can be made from the words given.
26. Family rules / important / teach children values / respect for themselves and others.
A. Family rules are important, teaching children values and respect for themselves and others.
B. Family rules are important which teach children values and respect for themselves and others.
C. It is family rules are important because they teach children values and respect for themselves and others.
D. Family rules are important. They teach children values and respect for themselves and others.
27. Family rules / help / raise children / run a household / easier and smoother.
A. Family rules help to raise children but run a household easier and smoother.
B. Family rules help raise children or run a household more easier and smoother.
C. Family rules that help raise children and run a household easier and smoother.
D. Family rules help raise children and run a household easier and smoother.
28. My mother / definitely a traditional stay-at-home woman / offer / us / great love and a strict upbringing.
A. My mother is definitely a traditional stay-at-home woman, offers us great love and a strict upbringing.
B. My mother is definitely a traditional stay-at-home woman, who offers us great love and a strict upbringing.
C. Because my mother is definitely a traditional stay-at-home woman so she offers us great love and a strict upbringing.
D. As definitely is my mother a traditional stay-at-home woman, but she offers us great love and a strict upbringing.
29. Everyone in my family / do the share / household chores.
A. Everyone in my family has to do the share of household chores.
B. Everyone in my family, they must do the share of household chores.
C. As everyone in my family has to do the share of household chores. .
D. To everyone in my family, we have to do our share of household chores.
30. We / not allow / go out in the evening / make / finish all homework / go to bed.
A. We do not allow going out in the evening and make finish all homework before going to bed.
B. We are not allowed to go out in the evening and are made to finish all homework before going to bed.
C. We are not allowed to go out in the evening so we are made to finish all homework before going to bed.
D. Although we are not allowed to go out in the evening but we are made to finish all homework before going to bed.
2. Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to choose one mistake in each of the following sentences.
31. Do you ever (A) feel that (B) life is not being fair to you because (C) you cannot seem to get the job where (D) you want or that really suits you?
32. Education (A) and training are an (B) important steps in getting (C) the kind of job that (D) you would like to have.
33. We all know that (A) we have to work hardly (B) to earn a living ourselves (C) and support (D) the family.
34. Anyone (A) where (B) works is regarded (C) as a useful member of our society. (D)
35. We are working, that (A) means that (B) we are contributing (C) goods and services (D) to our society.
1. Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to fill in each numbered blank with one suitable word or phrase.
In the western customs (36) _____ hands is the customary form of greeting, but in China a nod of the head or (37) _____ bow is sufficient. Hugging and kissing when greeting are uncommon. Business cards are often (38) _____ and yours should be printed in your own language and in Chinese. Also, it is more respectful to present your card or a gift or -any other article using (39) _____ hands. The Chinese are (40) _____ applauders. You may be greeted with group clapping, even by small children. When a person is applauded in this practice it is the custom for that person to return the applause or a "thank you." When walking in public places, direct eye (41) _____ .and staring is uncommon in the larger cities, especially in those areas accustomed to foreign visitors. (42) _____, in smaller communities, visitors may be the subject of much curiosity and therefore you may notice some stares. (43) _____ speaking, the Chinese are not a touch-oriented society, especially true for visitors. So, avoid (44) _____ or any prolonged form of body contact. Public displays of affection are very rare. On the other hand, you may note people of the same sex walking hand-in-hand, which is simply a gesture of friendship. Do not worry about a bit of pushing and shoving in stores or when groups board public buses or trains. In this case, (45) _____ are neither offered or expected. The Chinese will stand much closer than Westerners.
36. A. taking B. shaking C. grasping D. hugging
37. A. small B. bit C. slight D. light
38. A. exchanged B. changed C. transferred D. converted
39. A. pair B. couple C. double D. both
40. A. enthusiast B. enthusiastic C. enthusiasm D. enthusiastically
41. A. contact B. look C. stare D. watch
42. A. Moreover B. Furthermore C. However D. Whatever
43. A. Generally B. Successfully C. Fortunately D. Expectedly
44. A. touch B. to touch C. touched D. touching
45. A. Contacts B. Apologies C. Gestures D. Saying goodbye
2. Read the passage carefully and choose the correct answer by marking the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet.
The American education system requires that students complete 12 years of primary and secondary education prior to attending university or college. This may be accomplished either at public or government-operated schools, or at private schools. These 12 years of schooling or their equivalent may also be completed outside the USA, thus giving foreign students the opportunity to pursue the benefits of the American education system and obtain a quality American education. Perhaps one of the most impressive facts is that a large number of presidents, prime ministers and leaders from other countries have experienced the American education system and graduated from a university or school in the USA. In many fields and industries, the American education system offers the most cutting-edge, sought-after programs at the world's best schools. That is why graduating from an accredited American school and being exposed to the rigors of the American education system is an investment in your future.
Whether you want to study at a top USA university, a top USA college, a vocational or high school, a thorough understanding of how the American education system works is essential. Without a clear grasp of the American education system, an international student will find it difficult to make the right academic choices. It is no surprise that the American education system and the American school system host more international students than any other country in the world!
46. The expression government-operated could best be replaced by _____.
A. independent B. state C. vocational D. boarding
47. According to the text, students in the USA _______.
A. are made to take primary and secondary education in the country
B. are not necessarily take primary and secondary education in the country
C. spend less than 12 years for primary and secondary education
D. needn't take primary and secondary education
48. The writer _______ the US education.
A. appreciates B. underestimates C. overstates D. dislikes
49. Which is true?
A. The US education is not good enough for foreign students.
B. Foreign students are not offered opportunities in the US:
C. There are not many foreign students in the US.
D. Many leaders all over the world have studied in the US.
50. What is the writer's advice?
A. International students should not invest their future education in the US.
B. International students should not study at a top USA university, a top USA college, a vocational or high school.
C. Without a clear grasp of the American education system, an international student can make the right academic choices
D. International students should have a thorough understanding of how the American education system works before going there to study.
3. Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to fill in each numbered blank with one suitable word or phrase.
NEW HUNT FOR LIFE IN SPACE
British space scientists are planning to join the American in the race to find evidence of life on other planets. Alan Penny and his team at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory have (51) …… a telescope that is 40 times more powerful than Hubble. (52) …… as 'Darwin', this telescope could tell if planets 50 light years away have any kind of life on them. Two days (53) …… NASA scientists had shown proof that one of Jupiter's moons could support life, Penny (54) …… that his telescope may be included in a European Space Agency mission. The Darwin project, with a (55) …… of 500 million, is on a shortlist of two proposals. If approved, it will probably be (56) …… around 2010, its destination somewhere between Mars and Jupiter. The blueprint is actually for five telescopes positioned 50 meters (57) …… in space, slowly circling a central processing station. The combined data from these telescopes would build up a full picture of a planet, picking out faint images that have never been seen before. Darwin would not be able to take detailed photographs of the planets it (58) ……, but Penny believes a second-generation telescope could be sent up to do this. He claims it is worthwhile mapping the universe around our (59) …… galaxy, even though these planets lie (60) …… our reach for the moment. The European Space Agency will make its decision on Darwin within three years.
51. A. thought B. intended C. designed D. drawn
52. A. Known B. Called C. Considered D. Named
53. A. following B. after C. next D. later
54. A. announced B. spoke C. advertised D. told
55. A. price B. schedule C. charge D. budget
56. A. driven B. fetched C. launched D. taken
57. A. apart B. far C. distant D. away
58. A. invents B. searches C. discovers D. looks
59. A. alone B. same C. one D. own
60. A. out B. toward C. beyond D. over
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