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Trường THCS………..




(Thời gian 90 phút)

Part 1:  Circle the letter (A, B, C or D) next to the word or phrase which best completes each sentence.

1.  It's a good idea to see your doctor regularly for _____.

 A. a revision  B. a control  C. an investigation  D. a check-up

2.  Last year the potato harvest was very disappointing, but this year it looks as though we shall have a better _____.  A. product                            B. outcome                            C. amount                                          D. crop

3.  When the starter gave the _____ all the competitors in the race began to run round the track.

 A. signal  B. warning  C. shot   D. show

4.  _______ from Bill, all the students said they would go

 A. Except  B. Only   C. Apart   D. Separate

5.  The new manager explained to the staff that she hoped to _____ new procedures to save time and money. A. manufacture              B. establish                            C. control                                          D. restore

6. There is a fault at our television station. Please do not _____ your television set.

 A. change  B. adjust  C. repair   D. switch

7.  The crowd at a football match are often _____.

   A.  excite                   B. excited   C. exciting   D. excitement

8.  I'm very _____ in the information you have given me.

 A. concerned  B. surprised  C. bored   D. interested

9.  I saw a thief take Peter's wallet so I ran _____ him, but I didn't catch him.

 A. into   B. after  C. over    D. near

10. If it's raining tomorrow, we shall have to_____ the match till Sunday.

 A. put off  B. cancel  C. play    D. put away

Part 2:    Read the text below. Use the word given in capitals at the end of each line to form a word that fits in the space in the same line.                        Kids watch more TV

 A study into children's television (0) viewing habits reveals   VIEW

that children whose parents have a high level of (1) education  EDUCATE

tend to watch less television than children from less educated

family(2) backgrounds. The report also suggests that a high rate of  BACK

TV watching among children in poorer (3) suburban areas                       SUBURB

and in the provinces, compared to those living in large urban centre,

is often due to (4) poverty and a lack of other kinds of   POOR

(5) entertainment in the area. Disco, cinema, theatre and sports  ENTERTAIN

(6) activities offer children in urban centre  a wider range  ACTIVE

of pastimes, which leads to far (7) fewer hours being spent  FEW

in front of the box. (8) Commercials, comedies and adventure films  COMMERCE

are children's (9) favorite programmes, while twenty per cent  FAVOUR

of children said they preferred (10) violent films and thrillers.  VIOLENCE

Part 3:  Match each phrasal verb with the correct definition

1. fill in                    F

2. turn into             D

3. go away              G

4. put away             J

5. run out of           I

6. get away with   B

7. join in                 A

8. pick out              C

A. participate

B. avoid punishment

C. select, choose

D. change into, become

E. continue

F. complete ( a form)

G. leave

H. recover from

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9. keep on              E

10. get over           H

I. use up completely

J. return something to its correct place

II.  GRAMMAR (20 points) Part 1: Use the correct  forms of the verbs in the brackets to complete the passage below.

         I (write) (1) am writing to express my dissatisfaction of my stay at the Lord Hotel in London last weekend. I (book) (2) booked the hotel in Sweden and also (receive) (3) received information about the hotel. I (promise) (4) was promised a luxury weekend. However, I (be) (5) am not satisfied. The room was comfortable, but the traffic from the road opposite the hotel (make) (6) made it impossible to (sleep) (7) sleep I (ask) (8) asked for another room, but no single rooms (be) (9) were available. I required room-service one night and I (have) (10) had to wait for almost one hour before someone came.

Part 2: Complete the sentences with the correct prepositions

1. She was very conscious (1) of her lack of experience on her first day at work.

2. He has a new solution (2) to the problem.

3. Nobody helped him. He managed it (3) on his own.

4 The drivers (4) in London kept their cars (5) to the left.

5. The summer holiday is coming. We are all excited (6) about going (7) on a long trip (8) to the South.

6. The children were amazed (9) at the lion show at the circus.

7. Her small garden looks very beautiful in spring because all the flowers are (10) in full bloom.

III. READING:  (25 points)   Part 1: Put ONE suitable word in each space

         Miss Darby was one of those people who never threw anything away. “You never know when you might need it” was (1) one of her favorite sayings. She lived (2by  herself in a large Victorian house across the road from us. Although I never went to her house, I knew it was full (3) of antique furniture, Persian carpets and so on. In every room, there were dozens of paintings so that her house was (4) like an art gallery. I remember my father (5) saying that she was a “ Staffordshire Darby” but I had (6) no idea what he meant. I (7) found out years later that the Darby family had made their money from coal-mining in Staffordshire. We used to make up stories (8) about her. My sister Alice, (9) who was a romantic girl, told us that Miss Darby once had a lover, but he walked out one day and she (10) never saw him  again!

Part 2 :  Read the following passage and answer the questions.

           The world's oceans are so vast that they can cope with the present levels of pollution. However, little is known about the long-term effects of such slow poisoning. The most serious problem of modern time is that man is destroying the earth's natural resources and transforming huge areas into waste land. As a result, it is becoming extremely difficult to grow enough to feed the world's rapidly increasing population. A way of protecting all wild life on the earth must also be found as many species are in danger of disappearing completely from the face of the earth. The smoke in the atmosphere, for example, is increasing so much that the amount of sunlight has been reduced in many cities. Man's whole  environment is being changed in a serious way.

        1) What is the process of making something dirty? The process of making something dirty is pollution

        2)  Find a word or phrase from the passage with the same meaning as the air, water and land in which we live? A word or phrase with the same meaning as the air, water and land we live is environment

        3)  What is the air surrounding the earth called? The air surrounding the earth is called atmosphere

        4)  What could be best replaced wealth, goods or products people can use?

             Resources could be best replaced wealth, goods or products people can use

        5)  What is a difficulty which needs attention and thought?

             A difficulty which needs attention and thought is problem

Part 3: Read the passage and decide which is the best answer. Circle the letter A, B, C or D next to the word you choose.              

Paper is named for papyrus, a reed like plant used by ancient Egyptians as writing material more than 5000 years ago. The Chinese invented the paper that we use 2000 years ago.

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      A piece of paper is really made up of tiny fibers, unlike a piece of material. The fibers used in paper, however, are plant fibers, and there are millions of them in one sheet. In addition to the plant fiber, dyes and additives such as resin may be used. Dyes can make the paper different colors; resin may add weight and texture.

      Where do these fibers come from ? The majority of paper is made from the plant fiber that comes from trees. Millions are cut down, but new trees are planted in their place. Paper may be also  made from things like old rags or pieces of cloth. Wastepaper, paper that has been made and used, can be turned into  recycled paper. This recycling process saves forest, energy and reduces air and water pollution.

1. According to the passage, the paper that we use was first invented by_____.

  A.  the Chinese            B.  the Egyptians           C.  ancient cultures        D.  foresters

2.  What is the main ingredient in most paper?                                                                  

  A.  resin                        B.  cardboard                C.  plant fiber                 D.  papyrus

3.  According to the passage, the primary source of the plant fiber used in paper is_____.

  A.  rags                         B.  trees                         C.  fabric                        D.  wastepaper

4.  According to the passage,  recycling paper is

  A.  bad for the environment    B.  wasteful   C.  good for the environment                  D.  economical                                                      

5.  According to the passage,  recycling paper does all of the following EXCEPT

  A.  reduce the need for ink    B.  save forests      C.  save energy         D.  reduce air pollution

IV. WRITING:   (25 points)   Part 1: Rewrite each sentence beginning as shown, so that the meaning remains the same.                Example:    He wrote the letter in two hours.

                               It took him two hours to write the letter.

  1. The keepers feed the lions at 3 pm every day.  The lions are fed at 3 pm every day
  2. We got lost because we didn't have a map.  If we had had a map, we wouldn't have got lost
  3.      I would prefer you to deliver the sofa on Friday.  I would rather you delivered the sofa on Friday

  4.    The bridge was so low that the bus couldn't go under it.                       

              It was such a low bridge that the bus couldn't go under it

  5.    That was a silly thing to say.                                        What a silly thing to say!

  6.    We've run out of tea.                                                    There isn't any tea left.

  7.    I last saw him when I was a student.                          I haven't seen him since I was a student.

  8.    Susan was too excited to sleep.                                  Susan was so excited that she couldn't sleep.

  9.    Robert has not had a job for two years.

               Robert has been out of job/ jobless/ unemployed for two years

  10.  She will complete the work only she is paid extra.    

                 She will not complete the work unless she is paid extra.

Part 2 Use the words in the brackets to combine the following sentences. 

  1.  All the students love the principal. He is very kind. (because of)  

All the students love the principal because of his kindness

  2. I have forgotten the tickets. I’m sorry for it. (having)  I’m sorry for having forgotten the tickets

  3.  I saw it with my own eyes. I believed it. (if)       

If I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes, I wouldn’t have believed it.

  4.  The house at the end of the street has been sold. It has been empty for years. (which) 

The house at the end of the street which has been empty for years has been sold.

  5. It's a pity he doesn't take the doctor's advice. (wish) I wish he took the doctor's advice.

Part 3 : A friend of yours has written to you, asking for some advice. He wants to visit your country for three weeks this summer and would like to know which places to visit, where to stay, what sights to see, and what clothes to bring. Write to him, giving as many suggestions as you can  and mentioning any national customs that may seem strange to him. (about 200 words)

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