Đề thi chọn HSG cấp tỉnh môn tiếng Anh lớp 12 năm 2015-2016 - Sở GD&ĐT Sóc Trăng (Vòng 2)

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SỞ GIÁO DỤC VÀ ĐÀO TẠO<br /> SÓC TRĂNG<br /> <br /> KỲ THI CHỌN HỌC SINH GIỎI CẤP TỈNH<br /> Năm học 2015-2016<br /> <br /> Đề chính thức<br /> <br /> SỐ PHÁCH<br /> <br /> Môn: Tiếng Anh - Lớp 12<br /> (Thời gian làm bài 180 phút, không kể phát đề)<br /> Ngày thi: 26/9/2015<br /> <br /> (do Chủ tịch hội<br /> đồng chấm thi ghi)<br /> <br /> Đề thi này có 7 trang<br /> Họ tên – chữ ký<br /> Giám khảo 1<br /> <br /> Họ tên – chữ ký<br /> Giám khảo 2<br /> <br /> Điểm<br /> (bằng số)<br /> <br /> Điểm<br /> (bằng chữ)<br /> <br /> - Thí sinh làm bài trên đề thi.<br /> - Thí sinh làm phần nghe hiểu trước.<br /> A. Listening. (3.6 points)<br /> Part 1. You will hear people talking in eight different situations. For question 1-8, circle the<br /> best answer (A, B or C). (1.6 points)<br /> 1. On a train, you overhear a woman phoning her office. Why has she phoned?<br /> A. to apologize for being late<br /> B. to check the time of an appointment<br /> C. to find out where her diary is<br /> 2. You switch on the radio in the middle of a programme. What kind of programme is it?<br /> A. a news programme<br /> B. a nature programme<br /> C. a cookery programme<br /> 3. You overhear a conversation between a watchmaker and a customer. What does the watchmaker<br /> say about the watch?<br /> A. It is impossible to repair it.<br /> B. He does not have the parts to repair it.<br /> C. It is not worth repairing.<br /> 4. You overhear a woman talking about her new neighbours. How does she feel?<br /> A. shocked<br /> B. offended<br /> C. suspicious<br /> 5. You hear a man talking about deep-sea diving. Why does he like the sport?<br /> A. It suits his sociable nature.<br /> B. It fulfils his need for a challenge in life.<br /> C. It contrasts with his normal lifestyle.<br /> 6. You turn on the radio and hear a scientist being interviewed about violins. What is the scientist<br /> doing?<br /> A. explaining how a violin works<br /> B. explaining how a violin is made<br /> C. explaining how a violin should be played<br /> 1<br /> <br /> 7. You hear part of a radio programme about CD-ROMs. What is the speaker’s opinion of the CDROMs about Australia which she tried?<br /> A. There is little difference between them.<br /> B. Most of them are disappointing.<br /> C. You are better off with an ordinary guidebook.<br /> 8. You turn on the radio and hear a woman giving advice to business people. What advice does she<br /> give about dealing with customers?<br /> A. Don’t allow them to stay on the phone too long.<br /> B. Don’t let them force you to agree to something.<br /> C. Don’t be too sympathetic towards them.<br /> Part 2. You will hear part of a radio interview with a woman who sailed round the world on<br /> her own. For question 9-18, complete the sentences. (2.0 points)<br /> Anna was employed by a (9) _________________ when she first started sailing. The idea<br /> of sailing round the world came from a book called (10) _________________. Anna spent some<br /> time (11) _________________ the boat before taking it out to sea. Anna tested her boat on a trip<br /> which lasted for only (12) _________________ because it was damaged. Anna got the money she<br /> needed to make the trip from various (13) _________________ companies. Anna’s worst problem<br /> during the trip was when she felt (14) _________________ because the boat was going so slowly.<br /> Anna found the (15) _________________ in the Southern Ocean the most exciting part of the trip.<br /> On her return, Anna phoned the (16) _________________ to ask for a certificate. Anna’s claim was<br /> doubted because she hadn’t been in contact with people on (17) _________________ during her<br /> trip. Anna’s story was finally believed after her (18) _________________ had been checked.<br /> B. Lexico - Grammar (7.4 points)<br /> Part 1. Circle the best answer to complete each sentence. (1.6 points)<br /> 1. Our children should be educated and trained well enough to perform the ____ jobs of<br /> contemporary society.<br /> A. diagnostic<br /> B. high-tech<br /> C. fiction<br /> D. safe<br /> 2. Although he was completely ____ as a furniture-maker, he produced the most beautiful chairs.<br /> A. incapable<br /> B. uneducated<br /> C. untrained<br /> D. unable<br /> 3. Parents are ____ by law to send their children to school.<br /> A. obliged<br /> B. conducted<br /> C. confided<br /> D. demanded<br /> 4. There is no reason to ____ his honesty. He is absolutely sincere.<br /> A. ask<br /> B. search<br /> C. inquire<br /> D. doubt<br /> 5. “Mum, I’ve got 620 on the TOEFL test”. – “____”.<br /> A. Oh, hard luck<br /> B. Good job<br /> C. Good way<br /> D. You are right<br /> 6. Mr. and Mrs. Baker are always ____ with each other.<br /> A. discussing<br /> B. annoying<br /> C. arguing<br /> D. shouting<br /> 7. Martin enjoys having fun by causing trouble. He is a very ____ boy.<br /> A. mischievous<br /> B. bright<br /> C. spoiled<br /> D. stubborn<br /> 8. Having ____ the table, Ms. Robert called the family for dinner.<br /> A. ordered<br /> B. spread<br /> C. completed<br /> D. laid<br /> <br /> 2<br /> <br /> Part 2. Circle the correct verb tense. (1.0 point)<br /> 1. I didn’t see anyone but I felt as though I ____.<br /> A. was watched<br /> B. was being watched<br /> C. have been watched D. am watched<br /> 2. The topic ____ at yesterday’s meeting was of great importance.<br /> A. to be discussed<br /> B. having been discussed C. discussed<br /> D. was discussed<br /> 3. “Did you finish the test?” – “Yes, but I ____ better if I had had more time”.<br /> A. could have done<br /> B. could do<br /> C. should do<br /> D. should be doing<br /> 4. The existence of many stars in the sky ____ us to suspect that there may be life on another planet.<br /> A. lead<br /> B. led<br /> C. have led<br /> D. leads<br /> 5. There’s no doubt that if I ____ a lot of money, I’d definitely stop working.<br /> A. win<br /> B. won<br /> C. would win<br /> D. had won<br /> Part 3. Circle the underlined word or phrase (A, B, C or D) that needs correcting. (2.0 points)<br /> 1. Due of the government’s policy, some farming areas have been abandoned.<br /> A<br /> B<br /> C<br /> D<br /> 2. The better you are at English, more chance you have to get a job with international organizations.<br /> A<br /> B<br /> C<br /> D<br /> 3. Small town newspapers often urge readers to make business with local merchants.<br /> A<br /> B<br /> C<br /> D<br /> 4. The woman of whom the red car is parked in front of the bank is a famous pop star.<br /> A<br /> B<br /> C<br /> D<br /> 5. Police believes that Sam is in Brazil although his exact whereabouts is unknown.<br /> A<br /> B<br /> C<br /> D<br /> 6. It was a six-hours journey; we were completely exhausted when we arrived.<br /> A<br /> B<br /> C<br /> D<br /> 7. The British national anthem, calling “God Save the Queen”, was a traditional song in the 18th<br /> century.<br /> A<br /> B<br /> C<br /> D<br /> 8. Education is a subject which many British people deeply care about it.<br /> A<br /> B<br /> C<br /> D<br /> 9. There are differences and similarities between Vietnamese and American culture.<br /> A<br /> B<br /> C<br /> D<br /> 10. Professor Jones said that a good way to improve your language are learning to practise it<br /> frequently.<br /> A<br /> B<br /> C<br /> D<br /> Part 4. Use the correct form of the word in parentheses. (2.0 points)<br /> 1. The government has promised to deal with the problem of __________________ among young<br /> people. (employ)<br /> 2. Less public transport is now available because of the _____________ of staff. (short)<br /> 3. Will you please give us some _____________ explanation? (far)<br /> 4. A man was being questioned in connection with his girl friend’s __________________. (appear)<br /> 5. The ______________ of natural resources is becoming inadequate for the support of increasing<br /> population. (place)<br /> 6. Dozens of _____________ are injured on the city road each year. (cycle)<br /> 7. The grammar section provides coverage of all the most __________________ areas. (problem)<br /> 8. She left school with good __________________. (qualify)<br /> 9. This knife is very blunt. It needs ___________________. (sharp)<br /> 3<br /> <br /> 10. I stayed with them during my holiday last year and their ______________ made me feel like at<br /> home. (friend)<br /> Part 5. Circle the correct preposition. (0.8 point)<br /> 1. I ran ____ Long this morning when I was doing the shopping at a grocery store.<br /> A. after<br /> B. away<br /> C. back<br /> D. into<br /> 2. They kept ____ digging despite the governor’s warning.<br /> A. for<br /> B. on<br /> C. in<br /> D. away<br /> 3. You need to ____ smoking as soon as possible. Your health is getting very bad.<br /> A. give up<br /> B. turn up<br /> C. show up<br /> D. blow up<br /> 4. Luckily, the fire had been ____ completely before the strong wind came.<br /> A. dealt with<br /> B. taken on<br /> C. put out<br /> D. thrown away<br /> C. Reading (4 points)<br /> Part 1. Fill in each numbered space with one appropriate word. (2 points)<br /> FRUITIBIX<br /> Do you want to be slim?<br /> Do you worry about your family’s health?<br /> Then you should try Fruitibix, the new (1) _____ fruit and nut biscuit. Fruitibix (2) _____<br /> wonderful, but it contains less sugar than most other biscuits. Each biscuit contains dried fruit and<br /> nuts, (3) _____ apples, coconut and bananas. Sometimes you (4) _____ like eating something<br /> between meals. Now, instead of (5) _____ a chocolate bar, bite into a Fruitibix. It will keep you<br /> healthy.<br /> At lunchtime, instead of chips or hamburgers, have a Fruitibix. It contains all the essential<br /> foods for a balanced (6) _____. And if you are in a (7) _____, and don’t have time for a proper<br /> meal, Fruitibix will give you the (8) _____ to keep on going.<br /> So whenever your children ask for (9) _____ sweet, give them Fruitibix instead of cakes or<br /> chocolate. They will love the taste and it won’t (10) _____ their teeth. Discover Fruitibix. It’s on<br /> your supermarket shelves now!<br /> Part 2. Read the passage below and then circle the correct answer A, B, C or D. (1.0 point)<br /> THE STATUE OF LIBERTY<br /> One of the most famous statues in the world stands on an island in New York Harbour. This<br /> statue is, of course, the Statue of Liberty. The Statue of Liberty is a woman who holds a torch up<br /> high. Visitors can go inside the statue. The statue is so large that as many as twelve people can<br /> stand inside the torch. Many more people can stand in other parts of the statue. The statue weighs<br /> 225 tons and is 301 feet tall.<br /> The Statue of Liberty was put up in 1886. It was a gift to the United States from the people<br /> of France. Over the years France and the United States had a special relationship. In 1786 France<br /> helped the American colonies gain independence from England. The French wanted to do<br /> something special for the U.S. centennial, its 100th birthday.<br /> Laboulaye was a well-known Frenchman who admired the United States. One night at a<br /> dinner in his house, Laboulaye talked about the idea of a gift. Among Laboulaye’s guests was the<br /> French sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi. Bartholdi thought of a statue of liberty. He offered to<br /> design the statue.<br /> Many people contributed in some way. The French people gave money for the statue.<br /> Americans designed and built the pedestal for the statue to stand on. The American people raised<br /> 4<br /> <br /> money to pay for the pedestal. The French engineer Alexander Eiffel, who was famous for his<br /> Eiffel Tower in Paris, figured out how to make the heavy statue stand.<br /> In the years after the statue was put up, many immigrants came to the United States through<br /> New York. As they entered New York Harbour, they saw the Statue of Liberty holding up her<br /> torch. She symbolized a welcome to land of freedom.<br /> 1. All of the following statements are true EXCEPT<br /> A. The statue was the result of a very good relationship between France and the USA.<br /> B. The statue is large enough for twelve people to stand in it.<br /> C. The French made the statue a gift to the USA on the occasion of its 100th birthday.<br /> D. The Statue of Liberty is a woman who holds a torch up high.<br /> 2. 1886 was a special year for the US because……………….<br /> A. it was the 100th birthday of the nation<br /> B. the Statue of Liberty was put up then<br /> C. it marked a special friendship between France and the US<br /> D. the US gained independence from England<br /> 3. The first person to think of a statue as a gift was……………….<br /> A. Laboulaye<br /> B. Alexander Eiffel<br /> C. The French people<br /> D. Frederic August Bartholdi<br /> 4. The pedestal for the statue was ……………….<br /> A. designed and built by Bartholdi<br /> B. as famous as the Eiffel Tower in Paris<br /> C. designed and paid for by Americans<br /> D. not strong enough for the heavy statue to stand on<br /> 5. Alexander Eiffel was the person who ……………….<br /> A. designed the statue<br /> B. figured out how heavy the statue would be<br /> C. figured out how to make the statue stand<br /> D. chose New York harbour for the statue to stand<br /> Part 3. Read the following passage and decide which answer (A, B, C or D) best fits each gap.<br /> Write your answer in the numbered box. (1.0 point)<br /> There is no doubt at all that the Internet has made a huge difference to our lives. However,<br /> most parents worry that their children spend too much time browsing the Internet or playing<br /> computer games, hardly (1) ____ doing anything else in their spare time. Naturally, parents want to<br /> know if these activities are harmful to their children. What should they do if their children spend<br /> hours staring at a computer screen? Obviously, if children spend too much time (2) ____ in some<br /> games instead of doing their homework, then something is wrong. It is a good idea if parents and<br /> children decide together how much use should be made of the Internet, and the child should (3)<br /> ____ that it won’t interfere with homework. If the child does not stick to this arrangement, parents<br /> can take more drastic steps. Any parent who is (4) ____ alarmed about a child’s behaviour should<br /> make an appointment to talk the matter with a teacher. Spending time in front of a computer screen<br /> does not (5) ____ affect a child’s performance at school. Even if a youngster seems obsessed with<br /> the computer, he or she is probably just going through a phase, and in a few months parents will<br /> have something else to worry about!<br /> 1. A. always<br /> B. never<br /> C. ever<br /> D. rare<br /> 2. A. absorbed<br /> B. occupied<br /> C. taken<br /> D. involved<br /> 5<br /> <br />



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