Đề thi học sinh giỏi tỉnh Nghệ An năm 2012 - 2013 môn Tiếng Anh lớp 12 Bảng A (Có đáp án) Sở GD&ĐT Nghệ An

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KỲ THI CHỌN HỌC SINH GIỎI CẤP TỈNH LỚP 12
NĂM HỌC 2012 - 2013
MÔN THI: TIẾNG ANH - LỚP 12 BẢNG A

(Thời gian làm bài 150 phút không kể thời gian giao đề)

 

SECTION A – PHONETICS

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

1. A. breath                B. break               C. thread               D. tread

2. A. believes              B. pencils              C. contents            D. tables

3. A. ragged               B. wicked              C. naked               D. packed

4. A. cherish               B. chorus              C. chaos                D. scholar

5. A. hysteria              B. hypocrite           C. hypocrisy          D. hydroplane

II. Find the word with the stress on the SECOND syllable.

6. A. comparable B. company C. comparative D. compass

7. A. committee B. refugee C. employee D. absentee

8. A. coherent B. permanent C. continent D. sentiment

9. A. fountain B. predict C. population D. colorful

10. A. unconcerned B. tropical C. represent D. conspicuous

SECTION B – VOCABULARY AND GRAMMAR

I. Choose the best answer from A, B, C or D to complete the following sentences.

11. She was ______ to discover that she had won the first prize.
A. excited                B. lucky             C. astonished             D. nervous

12. ______ a minute! I can’t find my keys.
A. Keep on               B. Hold on          C. Go on                   D. Carry on

13. I have just taken a Test of English as a Foreign Language or TOEFL _______ short.
A. of               B. in                C. on               D. for

14. She is a kind of woman who does not care much of work but generally _______ only with colleagues for meals, movies or late nights at a club.
A. supposes                B. socializes              C. attends              D. discusses

15. A good way of ______ food is keeping it in a fridge.
A. enduring                    B. extending             C. prolonging              D. preserving

16. Our seats were _____ far from the stage that we couldn't see the actors and actresses clearly.
A. very               B. too              C. enough             D. so

17. It is very easy for the undereducated to be ______ by slick-talking salesmen.
A. put aside               B. put up               C. taken in             D. taken away

18. The ______ of the family following the divorce was a great shock to the children.
A. break-down               B. break-in               C. break-up              D. break-out

19. I can’t believe how cheap these shorts were. They were a real ______.
A. discount                B. sale               C. bargain             D. offer

20. Never ______ off until tomorrow what you can do today.
A. set              B. put             C. do             D. turn

21. I have got a _____ headache.
A. spitting                 B. raving              C. splitting               D. burning

22. For a while I was at a ______ to know what to say.
A. blank               B. loss              C. pain             D. crisis

23. I don’t think this fashion will ______.
A. catch on               B. catch up               C. catch out              D. catch over

24. We need guaranteed financial ______ before we can even start the design work.
A. agreement              B. backing              C. analysis             D. plans

25. The telephone rang and interrupted my ______ of thought.
A. train               B. chain              C. series              D. circle

II. Read the following passage. There is ONE mistake in each of the numbered lines. Find and correct it.

The UK Government ensures that all schools in the UK meet certain standards, and this includes (26) independent schools as well as those are run by the Government. All qualifications are awarded (27) by national agencies accredited by the Qualification and Curriculum Authority (QCA), so that the quality of the qualifications you will gain is guaranteed.

(28) At many independent schools in England, you will encourage to take part in extracurricular activities to develop your hobbies and learn new skills, and you may be encouraged to take graded music exams (29) offering by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, or Trinity College. The exam grades (30) gained from these are wide accepted toward university entry requirements.

III. Supply the correct forms of the words in brackets.

31. The judges were especially impressed by the (IMAGINE) ______ use of light and shade in the painting.

32. Slavery is the opposite of (FREE) ______.

33. The athlete (AMBITION) ______ decided to aim for three gold medals.

34. The villages in the mountains are quite (ACCESS) ______ during winter.

35. In critical situations, they often lose because they play so (PROFESSION) ______.

SECTION C – READING

I. Read the following passage, and then choose the best answer from A, B, C or D.

WHY SEAT BELTS ARE NECESSARY

More than 30,000 drivers and front seat passengers are killed or seriously injured each year. The impact on you of an accident can be very serious. At a speed of only 30 miles per hour it is the same as falling from a third - floor window. Wearing a seat belt saves lives; it reduces your chance of death or serious injury by more than half.

Who has to wear a seat belt?

Drivers or front seat passengers in most vehicles. If you are 14 or over it will be your responsibility to wear the belt. If you do not, you could be fined up to £50. It will not be up to the driver to make sure you wear your belt. But it will be the driver’s responsibility to make sure that children under 14 do not ride in the front unless they are wearing a seat belt of some kind.

A very few vehicles have a middle front seat between the front passenger seat and the driver’s seat, for example a bench seat. Your vehicle may be one of them. If just one passenger sits in front, he must wear a seat belt. But if two passengers sit in front, the person sitting in the middle will not have to wear a belt.

When you do not have to wear a seat belt

You do not have to wear a seat belt in certain circumstances, such as if you are reversing your vehicle, if you are making a local delivery or collection using a vehicle constructed or adapted for that purpose, or if you have a valid medical certificate which excuses you from wearing it. Make sure these circumstances apply to you before you decide not to wear your seat belt. Remember you may be taken to court for not doing so, and you may be fined if you cannot prove to the court that you have been excused from wearing it.

Medical exemptions

Certain people ought not to wear a seat belt because of their health. It may be more risky for them to wear a belt than to be in a road accident without one. But they will not have to wear a belt if they get a valid medical certificate from a doctor. If you think this applies to you, go and talk to a doctor as soon as possible. The doctor may reassure you that you can wear a seat belt. Or he may have to examine you before he can decide whether or not to give you a certificate. When you go and see him you should ask him at the start how much this would cost. Keep the certificate. If the police ask you why you are not wearing a seat belt, you should show them the certificate. If you cannot show it to them on the spot, you should take the certificate to a police station of your choice within five days.

36. This text is taken from ______.
A. a medical magazine                 B. a police report on safety
C. a legal document                     D. a government information leaflet

37. Wearing a seat belt in a vehicle ______.
A. reduces the risk of death and injury to drivers and passengers
B. reduces road accidents by more than half
C. saves lives only at a speed of 30 miles per hour
D. saves the lives of more than 30,000 drivers and front seat passengers

38. It is the driver’s responsibility to ______.
A. make the front seat passenger wear a seat belt
B. stop children riding in the front seat
C. wear a seat belt on all occasions
D. make children under 14 wear a seat belt in the front

39. According to the text, which of the following people does not have to wear a seat belt?
A. Someone who is picking up the children from the local school.
B. Someone who is backing into a parking space.
C. Someone who is delivering invitations to a party.
D. Someone who is under 14.

40. If you are excused from wearing a seat belt on medical grounds, ______.
A. you must take the certificate to the police station within five days
B. the doctor will give you a certificate
C. you must show the certificate to the police on the spot
D. the doctor will have to examine you

II. Choose the best answer from A, B, C or D to fill in the gaps in the following passage.

MUSIC - A UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE

Music is universal - it is produced by all cultures. Some scientists believe that music came before speech and (41) ______ as a development of mating calls. In fact, there is one theory that the (42) ______ languages were chanted or sung, rather than spoken. Indeed, in some cultures, music is a form of (43) ______ history. The Aboriginal Australians, for example, use music as a means to (44) ______ on stories of the land and spirits to the next generation.

New evidence suggests that music does not just (45) ______ the feel - good factor but it is also good for the brain. A study of intellectually (46) ______ children showed that they could recall more information after it was given to them in a song than after it was read to them as a story.

Researchers also report that people (47) ______ better on a standard intelligence test after listening to Mozart. The so-called “Mozart effect” has also been (48) ______ by findings that rats brought up on Mozart run faster through a complex network of paths or passages, (49) ______ as a maze. Overall, it seems that in most instances people who suffer from any form of mental (50) ______ benefit from listening to music.

41. A. was            B. swelled               C. arose                D. reacted
42. A. earliest       B. newest                C. easiest             D. simplest
43. A. enjoying      B. making               C. recording           D. stating
44. A. move          B. pass                    C. hand                D. happen
45. A. convince     B. satisfy                 C. please              D. prefer
46. A. disabled      B. inactive               C. incapable          D. disordered
47. A. examine      B. prepare              C. achieve              D. score
48. A. supported    B. given                 C. marked              D. remembered
49. A. called          B. heard                 C. regarded           D. known
50. A. badness      B. hurt                    C. illness              D. pain

III. Fill in each numbered gap with ONE suitable word.

FRUITIBIX

Do you want to be slim?

Do you worry about your family’s health?

Then you should try Fruitibix, the new (51) ______ fruit and nut biscuit. Fruitibix (52) ______ wonderful, but it contains less sugar than most other biscuits. Each biscuit contains dried fruit and nuts, (53) ______ apples, coconut and bananas. Sometimes you (54) ______ like eating something between meals. Now, instead of (55) ______ a chocolate bar, bite into a Fruitibix. It will keep you healthy.

At lunchtime, instead of chips or hamburgers, have a Fruitibix. It contains all the essential foods for a balanced (56) ______. And if you are in a (57) ______, and don’t have time for a proper meal, Fruitibix will give you the (58) ______ to keep on going.

So whenever your children ask for (59) ______ sweet, give them Fruitibix instead of cakes or chocolate. They will love the taste and it won’t (60) ______ their teeth. Discover Fruitibix. It’s on your supermarket shelves now!

SECTION D – WRITING

I. Complete the second sentence so that it has the same meaning as the first one.

61. I can't believe this is the best hotel in the city!
→ There must ..............................................................................................................................

62. Your scheme is brilliant, but I do not think it will work.
→ Brilliant ..................................................................................................................................

63. The two sides never looked likely to reach an agreement.
→ At ............................................................................................................................................

64. We must continue our efforts whether there are problems or not.
→ Regardless ...............................................................................................................................

65. Basically, a couple’s happiness depends on their ability to communicate.
→ Basically, the ..........................................................................................................................

II. Use the word given in brackets and make any necessary additions to write a new sentence in such a way that it is as similar as possible in meaning to the original sentence. Do NOT change the form of these words.

66. If you are in London by any chance, come and see me. (HAPPEN)
→ ................................................................................................................................................

67. Fred tried hard to start the car, but without success. (MATTER)
→ ................................................................................................................................................

68. I didn’t agree with the idea. (FAVOR)
→ ................................................................................................................................................

69. He pretended to be enjoying himself, but he wasn’t really. (AS)
→ ................................................................................................................................................

70. He is certainly not a reliable witness. (MEANS)
→ ................................................................................................................................................

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