Đề thi học sinh giỏi lớp 12 THPT tỉnh Hải Dương năm học 2012 - 2013 môn Tiếng Anh - Có đáp án Sở GD&ĐT Hải Dương

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LỚP 12 THPT NĂM HỌC 2012 - 2013

ĐỀ THI MÔN: TIẾNG ANH

Thời gian làm bài: 180 phút (không kể thời gian giao đề)

A. LISTENING: (15 points)

I. Listen to the conversation and then choose the correct answer among A, B, C, or D for each question:

1. How long did Hannah think it would take her to find a place to live?
A. less than three weeks             B. three weeks
C. more than three weeks            D. more than four weeks

2. There is not enough accommodation to rent because………………………..
A. it is the end of the academic year
B. Hannah is a new student
C. the area has lots of new technology companies
D. the town is small

3. £400 a month for rent is………………………..
A. higher than Hannah has paid before            B. lower than Hannah has paid before
C. cheap for the area                                     D. not cheap for the area

4. At the moment Hannah is living………………………..
A. in a hostel             B. in a guest house             C. in a hotel            D. in a flat

5. Hannah's new flat………………………..
A. is a bit noisy             B. is on the second floor         C. has two bedrooms         D. has a large roof terrace

II. Listen to the conversation and fill in each blank with ONE word:

I attend English classes at a language program in my city because I want to improve my (6) ………… skills. English has become the international language around the world, and I might be able to get better (7) ………… and make more friends if I learn to speak it fluently. I take four classes a day that all (8) ………… on different language skills including reading, writing, listening, speaking, and grammar. I think that some people have a (9) …………ability to pick up a language and master it, but I don't think I fit that group. (10) …………, learning to speak English well requires a great amount of effort, (11) ………… and practice. Too often, students speak English in their classes, but they go back to using their (12) ………… language after school ends. In fact, if you want to (13) ………….to a new culture, you should make it a point to study, (14) …………, and practice everything you are studying. (15) …………, you will never learn and fit into any group.

B. PHONETICS: (5 points)

Choose the word that has a different stress pattern from the others in the group:

16. A. responsibility             B. originality            C. accommodation              D. mischievousness
17. A. appliance                  B. conscientious      C. independent                    D. confidential
18. A. psychology               B. environmental       C. impossible                      D. photography
19. A. stimulate                   B. maximize            C. interrupt                         D. register
20. A. appointment              B. punishment          C. publicity                         D. efficient

C. GRAMMAR – VOCABULARY – LANGUAGE FUNCTIONS:

I. Choose the word, phrase or expression which best completes each sentence: (15 points)

21. Tom: “I thought your performance last Sunday was wonderful.”
Laura: “………………………..”
A. Don’t tell a lie. I thought it was terrible.
B. You must be kidding. It was not as good as I had expected.
C. I completely agree with you. It was terrific.
D. No doubt!

22. Boy: “What is your greatest phobia?”
Girl: “………………………..”
A. I'm afraid not.                                   B. Worms, definitely!
C. Probably people who smoke.             D. I haven't made up my mind.

23. Jenny: “Thank you very much for your donation, Mr. Robinson.”
Mr. Robinson: “………………………..”
A. You can say that again.         B. I see.
C. You are right.                        D. Delighted I was able to help.

24. I don’t think you have been watering the plants near the gate. The soil is ………………………..
A. as dry as rice             B. as dry as a tile             C. as dry as a bone             D. as dry as wood

25. Susan was sad because she wasn’t invited to any social events. She felt ………………………..
A. left out              B. turned out              C. omitted out             D. gone out

26. Most psychologists believe that the basic structure of an individual’s personality is………………………..
A. well established extremely by the age of five
B. by the age of five it is extremely well established
C. by the age of five and well established extremely
D. extremely well established by the age of five

27. In most ……………………….. developed countries, up to 50% of ………………………..population enters higher education at some time in their lives.
A. Ø / Ø                B. the / Ø               C. Ø / the               D. the / a

28. I wish you ……………………….. me a new one instead of having it………………………..as you did.
A. would give / to repair               B. gave / to repair
C. had given / to be repaired        D. had given / repaired

29. Henry was really a silly boy when we were at high school. I still remember………………………..very stupid questions.
A. him asking              B. him to ask             C. asking him              D. his being asked

30. ………………………..the invention of the steam engine, most forms of transport were horse-drawn.
A. With reference             B. Akin             C. Prior to             D. In addition to

31. No sooner ………………………..to marry Jack ………………………..to have serious doubts.
A. had Carol agreed / than she began
B. Carol has agreed / than she began
C. had Carol agreed / than she begins
D. had Carol agreed / than she had begun

32. Having been served dinner, ……………………...
A. the problem was discussed by the members of the committee.
B. the committee members discussed the problem.
C. it was discussed by the committee members the problem.
D. a discussion of the problem was made by the members of the committee.

33. The marathon runner ……………………...for nearly one hour and a half when she ……………………...to the pavement.
A. has been running / collapses          B. were running / collapsed
C. had been running / collapsed          D. ran / had been collapsing

34. Son: “What is the process of ……………………..., Dad?”
Father: “Well, it involves the heating of liquid such as milk in order to kill harmful bacteria.”
A. industrialization               B. pasteurization             C. commercialization             D. globalization

35. An artist ……………………...will do his best to express innocence and inexperience in the child’s face.
A. portraying a child             B. who portray a child             C. he portrays a child             D. portrayed a child

II. Give the correct form of the words in brackets: (10 points)

36. Deforestation and excessive farming have ……………………... the soil.(POOR)

37. The damage caused by the terrible storm two days ago was……………………... by the government. The real figures go up every minute.(ESTIMATE)

38. Barack Obama is the first President of the United States with ……………….…... background.(RACE)

39. From the hotel there is a……………………...view across the canyon.(BREATH)

40. The policeman examined the parcel ……………………... as he had no idea what it could be.(SUSPECT)

41. It was very ……………………...of you to notice that.(OBSERVE)

42. In his …………………….., Mike smashed all the breakable items in the kitchen.(FURIOUS)

43. Before enrolling on a course, you should first ensure that it has been ……………………... by an officially recognized body.(VALID)

44. Mr. John, who teaches us Latin, usually stresses the need for regular ……………………...(ATTEND)

45. The government has yet to make an official ……………………...on the issue. (PRONOUNCE)

III. Choose the underlined word or phrase in each sentence that needs correcting (5 points):

46. Dictionaries frequently (A) explain the origin (B) of the defined (C) word, state its part of speech and indication (D) its correct use.

47. The rings of (A) Saturn are so (B) distant to be (C) seen from the Earth without (D) a telescope.

48. Children subjected (A) to violence, exploitation, abuse (B) and neglect are in (C) risk of death, poor physical and mental health, HIV/AIDS infection (D), and educa¬tional problems.

49. It is important that cancer is (A) diagnosed and treated as early as possible (B) in order to assure (C) a successful cure (D).

50. A (A) ten-thousand-dollars (B) reward was offered (C) for the capture of the escaped (D) prisoner.

D. READING:

I. Read the following passage and decide which option A, B, C or D best fits each space: (10 points)

Everyone has got two personalities - the one that is shown to the world and the other that is (51)…………... and real. You don’t show your secret personality when you are (52)…………..., because you can control yourself. But when you are asleep, your feeling position (53)…………...the real you. In a normal (54)…………..., of course, people often change their position. The important position is the one you go to sleep in.

If you go to sleep on your back, you are a very (55)…………...person. You usually believe people and you accept new things or new ideas easily. You don’t like to make people sad, so you never express your (56) …………... feeling. You are quite shy.

If you sleep on your stomach, you are a rather secretive person. You (57)…………...a lot and you always easily become sad. You usually live for today not tomorrow. This means that you (58)…………...having a good time.

If you sleep curled up, you are probably a very (59)…………...person. You have a low opinion of yourself. You are shy and don’t like meeting people. You (60)………….....to be on your own. You are easily hurt.

51. A. important              B. serious               C. secret              D. particular
52. A. awake                  B. active                  C. happy              D. honest
53. A. makes                  B. understand          C. changes          D. shows
54. A. room                     B. bed                    C. night                D. body
55. A. independent           B. open                  C. talkative           D. generous
56. A. real                       B. lonely                 C. cheerful           D. gentle
57. A. talk                       B. sleep                  C. relax               D. worry
58. A. regret                    B. enjoy                  C. mind               D. deny
59. A. strong                   B. healthy                C. nervous           D. careful
60. A. pretend                  B. oppose               C. refuse              D. prefer

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