ĐỀ HSG 931

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(Thời gian 120 phút)

Part A: PHONETICS (5 pts)

I- Choose and write in your answer sheet the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the rest of the group. (2 pts)

1. A. ploughed  B. published  C. ordered  D. prayed

2. A. closure  B. pleasant  C. decision  D. pleasure

II- Choose and write in your answer sheet the word whose stress pattern is different from the rest of the group. (3 pts)

3. A. career  B. avoid  C. manage  D. advise

4. A. official  B. literacy  C. inventory  D. stationery

5. A. diversity  B. severe  C. education  D. courageous


I- Choose the most suitable word or phrase to complete each sentence. (10 pts)

6. The hotel has been built on the ____ of the lake.

  1. border   B. boundary  C. edge  D. front

7. John: “I didn’t pass my driving test.” – Anna: “____!”

      A. Better luck next time B. So poor      C.  Congratulations D. That was nice of you.

8. She used to ____ her living by delivering vegetables to local hotels.

A. have    B. win    C. earn   D. get

9. Although it was raining heavily, ____.

  1.   he went out without a raincoat. B. but he went out without a raincoat.

C.  so he went out without a raincoat.      D. however he went out without a raincoat.

10. The house was ____ building.

      A. a stone nice old  B. a nice old stone C. a nice stone old D. an old nice stone

11. Do you ____ my turning the television on now?

      A. object   B. disapprove  C. want  D. mind

12. Last year, Matt earned____ his brother.

      A. twice as much as B. twice as many as C. twice more than D. twice as more as

13. You don't have to decide now, you can____.

      A. put it aside   B. call it off   C. tear it up   D. think it over

14. Jenny and her sister are so ____. They could almost be twins.

      A. likeness   B. alike  C. like   D. the same

15. They hardly believe him and ____.

      A. so do I   B. neither do I  C. I do, too  D. I believe him

II- Use the verbs in brackets in the correct tense or form. (10 pts)

16-17. Jack (be) will be ready in a moment. He (just finish) is just finishing his breakfast.

18. None of the people (invite) invited to the party could come.

19-20. I was terribly disappointed (discover) to discover that he (lie) had lied  / had been lying to me.

21-22. Nothing (give) will be given to you if you (not study) do not study hard.

23. We (tell) have been told not to go out at night recently.

24-25. There is smoke and I smell something (burn) burning. There (be) must be a fire nearby.

III- Supply the correct form of the word in capital letters. (10 pts)

26. We must learn about keeping our environment (POLLUTE) unpolluted.

27. It is also easy to save energy, which also reduces (HOUSE) household bills.

28-29. You needn't go on a diet; but you have to eat (SENSE) sensibly and you mustn’t (EAT) overeat.

30. Help is immediately sent to the (SURVIVE) survivors of the earthquake.

31. My brother can repair electric (APPLY) appliances very well.

32. (ENVIRONMENT) Environmentalists are doing their best to save the species from dying out.

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33. These (INNOVATE) innovations will conserve the earth’s resources.

34. The President’s New Year speech is going to be broadcast (NATION) nationwide.

35. Daily newspapers often have sections for news, sports, arts, and (CLASS) classified advertising.

Part C: READING (25 pts)

I-                   Fill in each of the blanks with one suitable word. (10 pts)

   Every year, eight million children across the United States spend some time at a summer camp. For more than a century, children have enjoyed both learning new skills and (36) taking part in a variety of activities in a friendly environment.

     There are 10,000 camps across the country, which are designed to look (37) after youngsters from the age of 6 to 18. The camps, (38) lasting anything  from 1 to 8 weeks, are often situated in beautiful lakeside areas and there is a wide  range  of (39) prices to suit every pocket. The children typically do outdoor (40) activities, including some challenging sports like climbing, or indoor activities such as drama, music or poetry. (41) Although/ Though/ While/ Whereas the camps are not luxurious, the wooden cabins the young people sleep (42) in are comfortable. The timetable does not allow very much time for relaxing because the children are (43) kept busy all the time. The camps are popular with the children and many come away (44) full of enthusiasm. In the words of one former camper, 'I made a lot of friends, (45) was never on my own, and became a lot more self-confident.'

II- Choose the best answer from A, B, C or D to fill in the gaps in the following passage.    (10 pts)

The computer is undoubtedly one of the most (46) ____ and important  inventions   of the twentieth century. Boring or time-consuming jobs which, in the past, would have been (47)____ by hundreds of workers can now be done by one small computer. However, the (48)____ of the computer has not been entirely problem-free. Many people feel that we are already too (49)____ on computers. They think that computers themselves are (50)____ too powerful, and that people are no longer in control of them.

One of the problems with a computer is that, like any other machines, it can   (51)____. If a computer is (52)____, the information it is storing can be lost. If a computer program has a(n)  (53)____ in it, the computer’s calculation can be seriously (54)____. A faulty program in a hospital or police computer could (55)____ terrible mistakes.

46. A. shocking B. amazing  C. astonishing   D. surprising

47. A. done out B. made out  C. carried out   D. figured out

48. A. usage  B. experiment  C. introduction  D. operation

49. A. dependent B. based  C. influenced   D. carried

50. A. becoming B. getting  C. running   D. turning

51. A. break up B. break down  C. break into   D. break out

52. A. changed  B. modified  C. contaminated  D. damaged

53. A. foul  B. abnormality  C. wrongdoing   D. error

54. A. devalued B. affected  C. fooled   D. broken

55. A. do  B. produce  C. find    D. cause

III- Read the passage carefully and choose the correct answer (5 pts)

Many British people don’t think about clothes very much. They just like to be comfortable. When they go out to enjoy themselves, they can wear almost anything. At theaters, cinemas and concerts you can put on what you like from elegant suits and dresses to jeans and sweaters. Anything goes, as long as you look clean and tidy.

But in Britain, as well as the United States, men in offices usually wear suits and ties, and women wear dresses or skirts (not trousers). Doctors, lawyers and business people wear quite formal clothes. And in some hotels and restaurants men have to wear ties and women wear smart dresses.

In many years, Americans are more relaxed than British people, but they are more careful with their clothes. At home or on holiday, most Americans wear informal or sporty clothes. But when

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they go out in the evening, they like to look elegant. In good hotels and restaurants, men have to wear jackets and ties, and women wear pretty clothes and smart hairstyles.

It is difficult to say exactly what people wear informal or formal in Britain and the United States because everyone is different. If you are not sure what to wear, watch what other people do and do the same. You’ll feel more relaxed if you don’t look too different from everyone else.

56. Many British people wear freely when they _____.

A. attend meetings B. attend lectures C. spend their spare time  D. meet their friends

57. Who doesn’t usually wear suits and ties?

A. Lawyers  B. Doctors  C. Drivers   D. Secretaries

58. If you visit an American friend at home in the evening, you may find that your friend wears_____.

A. pretty clothes B. informal clothes C. formal clothes  D. dirty clothes

59. If you are in a foreign country, the best way the writer suggests to you is to wear_____.

A. strange clothes B. as the people there do C. your native clothes   D. pretty clothes

60. What do you think the passage is mainly about?

A. Recent dressing habit in Great Britain and the United States.

B. The reason why informal clothing is popular in Britain and the US.

C. When we should wear in a formal way.  D. Where we should wear in a formal way.

Part D: WRITING (20 pts)

I- Complete each of the following sentences in such a way that it means the same as the sentence printed above it. (10 pts)

61. They bought me two laptops, but neither worked satisfactorily.

They bought me two laptops, but neither of which worked satisfactorily.

62. Jane’s career as a television presenter began five years ago.

Jane has been a television presenter for five years.

63. I’m quite happy to look after the baby for you. I don’t mind looking after the baby for you.

64. The flight to Paris lasted 3 hours.  It took 3 hours to fly to Paris.

65. People say that he sold his house to pay the debt.

   He is said to have sold his house to pay the debt.

66. The passengers don’t realize how lucky they have been.

Little do the passengers realize how lucky they have been.

67. You ought to fasten your seatbelt before driving away.

You shouldn’t drive away without fastening your seatbelt.

68. His working too much led to his illness.

If he had not worked too/so much, he would not have been ill.

69. If someone understands this book, they are cleverer than I am.

Anyone who understands this book is cleverer than I am.

70. “Would you like to go to the concert with me tonight?” Peter said to Ann.

Peter invited Ann to go to the concert with him that night.

Write a paragraph of 100 - 120 words about the thing you like to do most in your free time. (10 pts)

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