Đề thi học kỳ I lớp 12 THPT chuyên Thái Nguyên năm 2012 - 2013 môn Tiếng Anh (Có đáp án)

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KỲ THI CHẤT LƯỢNG HỌC KỲ I NĂM HỌC 2012 - 2013
Môn thi: TIẾNG ANH – Lớp 12
(Chương trình Chuẩn và Nâng cao)

Thời gian làm bài: 60 phút

Mã đề: 195

Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions from 1 to 5.

Today, in many parts of the world, it is customary for people to shake hands upon meeting as gesture of good will. Originally, however, the practice of shaking hands had a more practical purpose.

Shaking hands originated in medieval times. In those days, when a man came on a stranger, he would often automatically reach for his sword with his right hand, in case he had to use the weapon to defend himself. Sometimes, both parties found themselves circling around each other, weapons in hand, until it was mutually agreed that the weapons could be laid aside. Then, the two parties extended their right hands to show they had no weapons, and clasped them. This was the beginning of the handshake.

The custom of shaking hands is not a universal one. In the Orient, people have, for centuries, clasped their own hands in front of them upon meeting to show that they held no weapons. In France, a custom developed in which people who met would kiss each other on both cheeks. The natives of some South Seas inlands greet by rubbing noses.

Question 1: At first the purpose of shaking hands was…………….. .
A. to show a good relationship with each other
B. to show that there were no weapons in hands
C. to show that both parties were ready for a fight
D. a gesture of good will

Question 2: To show that one has no intention to fight,…………….
A. shaking hands has been practiced all over the world
B. the oriental people kiss each other’s hand
C. people laid aside their weapons
D. there have been various ways depending in different cultures

Question 3: According to the passage, the practice of shaking hands………… .
A. was used to extend greetings.
B. used to be popular, but now it is out of date.
C. is replaced by other customs in some countries.
D. is considered not to be very polite.

Question 4: The word “came on” in the second paragraph can best be replaced by……
A. waited for            B. visited             C. attacked            D. happened to meet

Question 5: Which of the following is NOT TRUE about the handshake?
A. It is a happened for the first time very long times ago.
B. It is a gesture of good will.
C. It is very popular all over the world.
D. It is one of the social customs.

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.

Question 6: A. answer             B. begin             C. refuse             D. complain

Question 7: A. popularity         B. congratulate   C. disappointed    D. transportation

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.

Question 8: Do you remember Mr. Darnel, ______ taught us English Literature?
A. who             B. whom             C. that             D. which

Question 9: Jan didn’t fill her car up with petrol before she left, ____ was careless of her.
A. which             B. it             C. that             D. what

Question 10: It is only recently that ballets have been based on themes ___ American life.
A. reflects             B. reflecting            C. reflected              D. that reflected

Question 11: I was sad when I sold my car. I _____ it for a very long time.
A. am running             B. were running           C. have been running          D. had been running

Question 12: A:____ a happy marriage should be based on love.
B: I definitely agree!
A. I really know             B. As I see it            C. Personally, I think             D. Do you think

Question 13: What could be more _____ than a weeding on a tropical island?
A. romance            B. romantic            C. romanticizing           D. romanticism

Question 14: Can you tell me who is responsible ____ checking passport?
A. to            B. in           C. about            D. for

Question 15: She is leaving her husband because she can not put ____ his bad temper any longer.
A. up with            B. away           C. off            D. up

Question 16: My brother_____ for a job since he graduated from college.
A. is looking             B. looked            C. was looking             D. has been looking

Question 17: If you _____ a choice, which country would you like to visit?
A. have             B. have had             C. had            D. will have

Question 18: “Would you like to come on a picnic with us?”
He _____ us to come on a picnic with them.
A. advised             B. ordered            C. invited             D. begged

Question 19: Happiness is something _____ money can not buy.
A. what           B. whose            C. which             D. that

Question 20: This company ___ in this town a long time ago. Now it is one of the biggest.
A. was founded           B. will be founded           C. has been founded            D. is founded

Question 21: The bicycle he lent me badly needed ¬¬¬¬______.
A. to clean              B. clean             C. to be cleaning            D. cleaning

Question 22: I am interested in natural science subjects like mathematics, physics and ____.
A. literature            B. music           C. chemistry           D. geography

Question 23: Dinner is always ready ______ I get home from school.
A. by the time              B. at the time            C. during the time             D. till the time

Question 24: Uncle Nam is always ¬______ to help me with my math lesson.
A. merry          B. willing           C. sorry            D. next

Question 25: _____ allow some students from less affluent families to attend college.
A. Education             B. Scholarships         C. Compulsion             D. Knowledge

Question 26: John started his current job _____ October 10.
A. at          B. on           C. in          D. to

Question 27: With so much _____, I’m lucky to be in work.
A. employees            B. employers        C. employment            D. unemployment

Question 28: The last person _____ will have to turn off the lights.
A. have left            B. left             C. leaving            D. to leave

Question 29: Mum is always busy _____ her work in the laboratory.
A. with             B. at            C. in           D. of

Question 30: If I had taken that English course, I _____ much progress.
A. had made             B. would have made           C. made            D. would make

Question 31: A: I’m not sure about this soup. It tastes like something’s missing.
B: _____ . It tastes fine to me.
A. You’re right             B. Oh, I don’t know             C. I couldn’t agree more          D. I don’t think so

Question 32: “What a lovely hat you have” –“Thanks.________”
A. I’m glad you like it             B. I don’t care          C. That’s OK            D. Certainly

Question 33: Schooling is compulsory for all Vietnamese children _____ from six to fourteen.
A. age            B. aged           C. at age          D. on age

Question 34: It’s OK to use _____ language if you are speaking to friend.
A. verbal             B. non-verbal             C. formal            D. informal

Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word(s) for each of the blanks from 35 to 39.

Around the age of eighteen, you must make one of the biggest decisions of your life. “Do I stay on at school and hopefully go on to university later? Do I have and start work or beginning a training (35)_____ ?”

The decision is yours, but it may be (36) _____ remembering two things: there is more unemployment among people who haven’t been to university, and people who have the right skills will have a big advantage in the competition for jobs. If you decide to go (37)______ into a job, there are many opportunities for training. Getting qualifications will help you to get on more quickly in many careers, and evening classes allow you to learn (38) _____ you earn. Starting work and taking a break to study when you are older is another possibility. This way, you can save up money for your student days, as well as (39)______ practical work experience.

Question 35: A. school            B. class             C. course             D. term

Question 36: A. worth              B. necessary      C. important         D. useful

Question 37: A. straight           B. just                C. direct               D. rather

Question 38: A. where              B. while              C. when               D. what

Question 39: A. getting             B. making           C. taking              D. doing

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to show the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions.

Question 40: She must have (A) reason where (B) she (C) doesn’t want to (D) tell.

Question 41: We work with (A) a person (B) his (C) name is (D) Albert.

Question 42: You would (A) have met Mary if you came (B) here (C) yesterday evening (D).

Question 43: When I entered (A) the room, I found  (B) my young son to stand (C) on (D) the kitchen table

Question 44: They asked (A) me what did happened (B) last night, but (C) I was unable to tell (D) them.

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the following questions.

Question 45: Unless someone has a key, we can’t get into the house.
A. Getting into the house, we need a key.
B. If we need a key into the house, we can get it.
C. Unless we get into the house, we can’t get the key.
D. We can get into the house if we have a key.

Question 46: Eight years ago we started writing to each other.
A. We have rarely written to each other for eight years .
B. We wrote to each other eight years ago.
C. We have been writing to each other for eight years.
D. Eight years s a long time for us to write to each other.

Question 47: People say Chinese food is the best in the world.
A. Chinese food is said to be the best in the world.
B. I agree that Chinese food is the best in the world.
C. Chinese food is eaten all over the world.
D. No food in the world is eaten as much as Chinese food.

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from that of the rest in each of the following questions.

Question 48: A. walked             B. helped             C. jumped              D. explained

Question 49: A. finished            B. abandoned       C. arrived               D. rained

Question 50: A. knees              B. papers             C. trees                 D. bats

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