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  1. ADVANCED ENGLISH CLASS ĐỀ THI THỬ TUYỂN SINH LỚP 10 CHUYÊN THPT blogchuyenanh.wordpress.com NĂM HỌC: 2014-2015 MÔN: TIẾNG ANH (Chuyên) PRACTICE TEST Thời gian làm bài: 120 phút, không kể thời gian phát đề (Đề thi gồm 5 trang) I. CHOOSE THE CORRECT ANSWER TO FILL IN THE BLANK. (20 PTS) 1. Would you mind seeing to it that the door _____ after all of us leave the office? A. be locked B. is locked C. locks D. will be locked 2. Her natural and youthful _____, which will never be curbed, makes her a lot of fun to be with. A. enticement B. exasperation C. exhilaration D. exuberance 3. New as she was to the company, her ideas were _____ into the plan. A. included B. incorporated C. indebted D. induced 4. Copies of the book I need are extremely difficult to come _____ as they are out of print now. A. along B. by C. into D. to 5. I wish you’d do the accounts. I don’t really have _____ for numbers. A. a head B. a mind C. the heart D. the nerve 6. The uninhabited house whose old landlord was a criminal is _____ for adopting orphans with cheap price. A. allowed B. let off C. to let D. to permit 7. The countryside around here is so _____ only in a jeep can you get around. A. jagged B. resilient C. rugged D. weathered 8. Doing English exercises on blogchuyenanh is a good way to let off _____. A. moisture B. smoke C. steam D. temper 9. The author _____ his personal experiences to write the book. A. arises inevitably from B. corresponds directly with C. draws heavily on D. relates closely to 10. All of the unemployed _____ as far as limited income goes. A. are in the same boat B. float their boats C. miss the boat D. push the boat out 11. We moved on discussing such questions _____ every one of us yesterday. A. as may be of great concern to C. having caused great concern for B. causing great concern for D. that they were of great concern to 12. Phuong My Chi’s fans are full of _____ for her wherever she goes. A. adulation B. elation C. glorification D. magnification 13. English materials on blogchuyenanh are never _____ of interest. A. denuded B. desolate C. destitute D. devoid 14. Should I lose this competition, they will think I am just a loser and I will never be able to _____. A. live it down B. put it past them C. rake in it D. rub it in 15. I used to get _____ reading comics, but now I’ve grown out of them. A. a buzz out of B. a kick out of C. my head round D. to the bottom of 16. The decline in memory and mental health _____ is one of the signs of aging. A. as time drags on B. on time going by C. upon time wearing on D. with the passing of time 17. Vietnam’s military _____ to protect their Eastern Waters as China planted the oil rig illegally. A. aspired B. endeared C. endeavoured D. engaged 18. Small children often have a very short attention _____. A. duration B. limit C. period D. span 19. In the end, what it all _____ is money, or the lack of it. A. adds up to B. boils down to C. goes down with D. puts down to 20. He’s completely off _____ to pick up the glass with his teeth. A. his guard B. his rocker C. the beaten track D. the top of his head 21. _____ is the theatre obstructed by the buildings, considering what I see on Google Maps. A. No doubt B. No wonder C. Not far from here D. Not in the least bit 22. His self-confidence has been severely _____ by the vicious reviews of his article. A. annihilated B. demolished C. dented D. fractured 23. The brothers got married on _____ days – one on Friday, the other on Saturday. A. alternate B. consecutive C. penultimate D. uninterrupted 24. The thieves may have made their _____ in a white Mercedes van. A. getaway B. get-out C. get-together D. get-up 25. Sorry, John, this may come over as being tactless, but everyone was well _____ what was going on except you. A. in with B. on the way to C. out of D. up in 26. We can’t _____ but wonder what is going to happen to all of us. A. bear B. help C. seem D. stand 27. Her mother’s death _____ her – I don’t know if she’ll ever recover. A. beguiled B. bewildered C. devastated D. diminished 28. As he was _____ approval from his new boss, he did a lot of extra work. A. entreating B. imploring C. pleading D. seeking 29. Don’t get up! I can see myself _____. A. in B. off C. out D. through 30. Every proposal I’ve made has been turned down. Someone has clearly had _____. A. a bee in my bonnet B. a leg to stand on C. a lot on my plate D. it in for me ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Đề Thi Thử Tuyển Sinh Lớp 10 Chuyên THPT 1 Năm học: 2014-2015 _ Môn: Tiếng Anh (Chuyên) _ blogchuyenanh.wordpress.com 2014
  2. 31. More than one student, in addition to other teachers, _____ but happy with the unwelcome change in the test format. A. was anything B. was nothing C. were anything D. were nothing 32. I really don’t think he’s got his reserves of _____ to complete the marathon; he’s sure to give up before the end. A. flair B. knack C. stamina D. suppleness 33. There was a charity _____ in aid of the famine victims. A. assault B. boost C. drive D. propaganda 34. “I started reading The Hunger Games last night.” ~ “How far did you get _____ it?” A. along B. at C. by D. with 35. We do go _____ in this office, but the odd rule gets broken from time to time. A. astray B. by the book C. for a song D. in phases 36. _____ in baleen whales that they probably are not able to have stereoscopic vision. A. So restricted is the position of the eyes to the field of vision B. Such was the restriction of the field of vision on the position of the eyes C. The position of the eyes so restricts the field of vision D. The restriction of the field of vision on the position of the eyes is such 37. She took a month off work to _____ after the accident. A. rebuke B. recuperate C. rehabilitate D. repeal 38. The children watched the fascinating programme _____. A. avidly B. deviously C. evidently D. overtly 39. How unrealistic it is to expect people to give up private cars _____ mass transit. A. in proportion to B. in respect of C. in terms of D. in favour of 40. It was a real eye-opener; I saw that you _____ so he can be quite outgoing. A. dragged yourself up by your own bootstraps C. scraped the bottom of the barrel B. drew him out of his shell D. showed him the ropes II. CHOOSE THE WORD OR PHRASE THAT BEST FITS EACH SPACE IN THE FOLLOWING PASSAGE. (15 PTS) RESPONDING TO CHILDREN’S MISTAKES Promoting children’s self-esteem seems to be one of the aims of modern childcare and education. It goes (1) _____ with a culture in which children are (2) _____ praised for the most (3) _____ achievements. While this promotion of self-esteem is, rightly, a reaction against (4) _____ times when children weren’t praised enough, it also seems to be (5) _____ a fear of how failure will affect children: a fear that if they don’t succeed at a task, they will somehow be damaged. However, the opposite may well be true. Many scientists spend years experiencing (6) _____ failure in the lab until they make a (7) _____. They know that (8) _____ this process advances scientific knowledge. (9) _____, children need to experience failure to learn and grow. If children have been praised for everything they’ve done, (10) _____ how good it is, then failure in adult life will be all the more painful. Life is full of (11) _____ and there is no point in trying to protect children from the disappointments that (12) _____ them. Parents and educators shouldn’t be afraid of (13) _____ children’s mistakes, as long as they also praise them when they do well. After all, the heroes children try to (14) _____, the pop stars and footballers, have all reached the top (15) _____ ruthless competition. Like them, children need to learn how to cope with failure and turn it to their advantage. 1. A. cap in hand B. hand in hand C. to show D. without saying 2. A. enthusiastically B. devotedly C. immensely D. thoroughly 3. A. inferior B. light C. miniature D. minor 4. A. grimmer B. more unrelenting C. more unsparing D. sterner 5. A. consequent upon B. owing to C. culminated in D. resulted from 6. A. concurrent B. consequent C. consecutive D. continual 7. A. breakout B. breakthrough C. progress D. success 8. A. conclusively B. lastly C. latterly D. ultimately 9. A. All the same B. By the same token C. In like manner D. In similar fashion 10. A. according to B. consistent with C. depending on D. regardless of 11. A. flies in the ointment B. obstacle courses C. spanners in the works D. stumbling blocks 12. A. put great store by B. lie in wait for C. hold in store for D. wait up for 13. A. getting round to B. giving way to C. looking down on D. picking up on 14. A. duplicate B. emulate C. replicate D. simulate 15. A. in the face of B. in the teeth of C. irrespective of D. without regard to III. IDENTIFY THE MISTAKE IN EACH SENTENCE. (5 PTS) 1. The college has been establishing strong international links over the years and, as a result, many a student has the opportunity A B of travelling and working in a European country within the course of their studies. C D 2. Some said that the utter novelty of life would soon wear off as cinema would fade away in less than no time. A B C D 3. Narrowly academic exams felt themselves to be heavily weighed for children who had had the advantage of highly-academic A B C primary schools and academically biased homes. D ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Đề Thi Thử Tuyển Sinh Lớp 10 Chuyên THPT 2 Năm học: 2014-2015 _ Môn: Tiếng Anh (Chuyên) _ blogchuyenanh.wordpress.com 2014
  3. 4. The program begins with a short film devised by the “antis” – those opposing to women having the vote – depicting a suffragette A B C D as a fierce harridan bullying her poor, abused husband. 5. The mere possibility of revival has led many speakers of endangered languages to develop systems of writing that none existed A B C D before. 6. Granted that the international conference at London Zoo was held 30 years ago, this is pretty slow progress, and a long way A B C off Tudge’s target of 2,000. D 7. As much as we may pride ourselves on our good taste, no more are we free to choose what we want, for advertising exerts a A B C subtle influence on us. D 8. A long-term study carried out in Nicaragua has eliminated these factors by showing that teaching reading to poor adult women, A B who will otherwise have remained illiterate, has a direct effect on their children’s health and survival. C D 9. It cuts a clean cylinder of the rock, from which sees the strata the drill has been cutting through. A B C D 10. Roger could not catch what the conductor was saying seeing as he did not have a good command of French, nor, of course, A B C were his sisters. D IV. READ THE PASSAGE AND CHOOSE THE BEST ANSWERS TO THE QUESTIONS. (10 PTS) The English language is part of the Indo-European family of languages. Most modern European languages (but not, for example, Hungarian) and some Asian languages, like Hindi and Sanskrit, are members of this family as well. Two European branches of Indo-European are particularly important to consider when looking at the history of how English developed: Germanic languages and the Romance languages, such as French, Italian, and Spanish, which have their roots in Latin. English is in the Germanic branch of Indo-European languages. This branch of languages came into existence about three thousand years ago in an area around the Elbe River in what is now Germany. Around the second century BC, what had begun as one Germanic language split off into three disparate groups. One of these groups eventually evolved to become the German language spoken today. Another group was known as West Germanic. In the fifth and sixth centuries AD, West Germanic invaders called the Angles and the Saxons came to the British Isles. They spoke two dialects of West Germanic that were similar to one another, and these dialects merged into what we today call Old English, which was very similar to West Germanic. These invaders pushed the original Celtic speaking inhabitants out of what is now England. There are still a few Celtic words in English, though. The English language of that period was also influenced by the Vikings. Old English lasted until 1100, about the time of the Norman Conquest. When the Normans, residents of what is now a region of France, invaded and conquered England, the English language was forever changed. The Normans spoke a dialect of Old French known as Anglo-Norman, which had both French and Germanic influences. This became the chosen language of the upper class of England, the Normans, for more than one hundred years, while the majority of people continued to speak Old English. However, the loss of Normandy to France in 1204 changed this situation. The Norman nobles started to sever their connections with France and speak a modified version of Anglo-Norman. This new language, which was a combination of Anglo-Norman and Old English, is now known as Middle English. While modem speakers of English would not be able to read or understand Old English, they could, with some difficulty, read Middle English. By 1362, English had become the official language of England. The alterations that marked these early periods of English were not the end of its transformation, however. During the Renaissance, English changed again. One reason for this was that many Latin and Greek words were introduced into English as scholars rediscovered important ancient works written in those languages. In addition, many other completely original words were introduced into English, and the famous playwright William Shakespeare is credited with having either created or recorded over two thousand of these words. There were two other major influences in the transformation of Middle English into Modern English. One is called the “Great Vowel Shift.” This term refers to a change in pronunciation that began around 1400. Though a Modern English reader could make sense of something written in Middle English, it would sound completely foreign. One example of the change in pronunciation is that the letter “e” at the end of many English words became silent. Middle English speakers would have pronounced it. The other influence in the development of Modern English was the invention of the printing press and the subsequent proliferation of books. Prior to the printing press, spelling, grammar, and even usage were very flexible. However, with the advent of printed texts, these elements of the language became standardised, so there has been far less variability in Modern English than there was in earlier forms. Changes since the time of Shakespeare have been mainly in the category of vocabulary. Technological advances have made necessary the creation of words to describe new objects, processes, and ideas. Industry, computers, and space travel all required new descriptive terms. Words can also fall out of usage from one generation to the next. Another reason for the evolving vocabularies has been the increasing communication between and migration of people all over the world. Words from foreign places have been absorbed into the language. For example, the common word “shampoo” comes from the Hindi language. Overall, it can be seen that English has undergone great transformations since its origin, over three thousand years ago, on the shores of the Elbe River. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Đề Thi Thử Tuyển Sinh Lớp 10 Chuyên THPT 3 Năm học: 2014-2015 _ Môn: Tiếng Anh (Chuyên) _ blogchuyenanh.wordpress.com 2014
  4. 1. According to paragraph 1, which of the following is true about the English language? A. It is more closely related to Sanskrit than Hungarian. C. It is more closely related to French than German. B. It is considered a Romance language, like Spanish. D. It is not considered an Indo-European language. 2. According to paragraph 2, which of the following is true about Old English? A. It was most influenced by the Celtic and Viking languages. B. It was widely used prior to the fifth and sixth centuries AD. C. It was similar to the language spoken by the original inhabitants of England. D. It was a combination of two groups of West Germanic language family. 3. The word “This” in paragraph 3 refers to _____. A. Old French B. Anglo-Norman C. Germanic D. Old English 4. The word “sever” in paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to _____. A. break B. define C. change D. support 5. In paragraph 3, the author states that _____. A. immediately following the Norman Conquest, the residents of England spoke Middle English B. the nobility spoke a different language than the common people for more than a century in England h C. the loss of Normandy to France began a period of cultural interchange between England and France D. Middle English texts would be impossible for modern English speakers to read and understand 6. Why does the author discuss current English speakers in paragraph 3? A. To compare the modern British population with that of 1204 n B. To clarify the relationship between the Normans and the Anglo-Saxons C. To emphasise how long English has been the official language of England D. To highlight a difference between Old English and Middle English 7. The word “proliferation” in paragraph 4 is closest in meaning to _____. na A. writing style B. rapid creation C. modern design D. unintended effect 8. In paragraph 4, the author describes the “Great Vowel Shift” by _____. A. discussing the standardisation of spelling grammar and usage B. citing a specific example of a pronunciation divergence C. explaining the results of the innovation of the printing press D. defining the difference between spoken and written Middle English 9. Based on the information in paragraph 4, what can be inferred about how Middle English changed into Modern English? ye A. The transition was a smooth one because Middle English sounded very similar to Modern English. B. The transformation occurred as a result of developments in English society. C. Modern English created a precedent by pronouncing vowels that had been silent in Middle English. D. Playwrights played a larger role in developing the language than most people realise. 10. In paragraph 5, why does the author mention “computers”? A. To provide an example of a word that is derived from Middle English B. To show how English has not changed much since the Renaissance C. To identify a foreign language word that has become part of English hu D. To illustrate a modern creation that has resulted in new English words V. SUPPLY THE APPROPRIATE FORMS OF WORDS IN THE BRACKETS. (15 PTS) 1. Do you know that exceptionally successful entrepreneurs, such as Richard Branson, used to be academically __________ by their peers when they were at school? (SHINE) 2. Efforts have been made to recover disaster-stricken and __________ areas of the country, hope fading day by day. (WAR) gc 3. In his recent reports, he recommended the government extend the district to several medium-sized towns and suburbs, but not those major __________ which will be utilised for nature conservation. (URBAN) 4. In some countries, women can sue their husband for having __________ affairs and opt for one-sided divorce. (MARRY) 5. Life is full of __________, isn’t it? We do not know what the future has in store. (PONDER) 6. New full-time students from lower income households will be able to apply for a(n) __________ maintenance grant offered by the government, but have to work in public sectors after they graduate. (PAY) 7. Parents should not educate children by giving lots of __________ but help them learn from their mistakes. (TICK) 8. Six-core processor is one of the most __________ technologies yet invented to revolutionise the way computers work. (CUT) o 9. Students who have finished the courses held before the main teaching semesters can now sign up for __________ language courses, especially EAP writing course. (SESSION) 10. Students who want to attend the courses do not need to send any registration form and wait to be approved; they can just use the built-in __________ feature of the e-learning site. (ROLL) bl 11. Thanks to social networks, we have witnessed the __________ of a culture which was once thought to have disappeared forever. (SURGE) 12. The board of directors pour scorn on the __________’ dereliction of duties, causing the company to suffer catastrophic quarterly losses. (SEE) 13. The story of Nguu Lang and Chuc Nu is a prime example of eternal love: they are __________ bonded to each another and cannot be separated whatever happens. (SOLVE) 14. There emerge the __________ intent on spoiling the party, and next in no time come the police to see such spoilsports off. (CRASH) 15. You can use the camera in either vertical or horizontal position: the instant _________ function installed keeps the frame unchanged but can be modified on purpose. (ROTATE) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Đề Thi Thử Tuyển Sinh Lớp 10 Chuyên THPT 4 Năm học: 2014-2015 _ Môn: Tiếng Anh (Chuyên) _ blogchuyenanh.wordpress.com 2014
  5. VI. SUPPLY EACH BLANK WITH ONE SUITABLE WORD. (15 PTS) Scientists have long been (1) __________ into the relationship between mental exercise and mental decline. Studies have shown that keeping the brain active is a good (2) __________ against failing mental abilities. Those who play musical instrument or even revel (3) __________ solving crossword puzzles are more successful at (4) __________ off the onset of senile dementia, an extremely worrying condition affecting the elderly. Now it (5) __________ from the latest research that languages can be added to the list of gymnastics for the mind. Speaking two languages fluently is good for the brain, according to research (6) __________ out on over a hundred people of a variety of ages, using standardised cognitive tests. The participants, who were all (7) __________ from a similar educational and social background, were asked to (8) __________ up tasks testing their vocabulary, and non-verbal reasoning ability, and their reaction time was also examined. Those that were bilingual scored (9) __________ better than those simply monolingual. The research suggests not (10) __________ that bilinguals have increased mental efficiency throughout life, but also that the (11) __________ of a second language during formative children years may in some way affect the development of neuronal circuits in the brain. These then help to offset the decline in mental processes as a person ages. However, studies into mental decay (12) __________ about by aging are still in the early stages and much research remains to be (13) __________. Correlations between persons of differing educational exposure, daily demands and even physical health are notoriously difficult, while genetic (14) __________ must also be taken into (15) __________. Nonetheless, it is hoped that future research will bring belief to those who fear the consequences of aging. VII. REWRITE THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES WITHOUT CHANGING THE MEANING. (20 PTS) 1. Doing regular exercise often helps improve your attitude to life. (DO) à Many ________________________________________________________________________________________ on life. 2. I suppose she finally gave way to demands for an interview with the tabloid press. (CONSENTED) à I dare _____________________________________________________________________________ by the tabloid press. 3. Due to his repentance of the sins, as it were, he will not be executed. (OWING) à His immunity ____________________________________________________________________________ over the sins. 4. He needs to obtain the tuition exemption; otherwise he will be forced to leave. (GOES) à Unless exempted _________________________________________________________________________________ ear. 5. Although the office received a flood of complaints, it managed to achieve positive outcomes. (BROUGHT) à The office, deluged __________________________________________________________________________ unturned. 6. They designed the stadium to make hooliganism impossible. (SUCH) à The stadium ___________________________________________________________________________ out hooliganism. 7. The new manager needs more time to finish his incomplete work, so he assigns the team to recruit more staff before they take over KFC. (HELM) à Pending ______________________________________________________________________________ on his backlogs. 8. We resorted to supporting for clearing the man’s name since the public so strongly protested against the judge’s statement. (CLAMOURED) à We might ______________________________________________________________________ at the judge’s statement. 9. If he only continued to play the main role when the proposal was drafted. (INSTRUMENTAL) à Long __________________________________________________________________________________ of the proposal. 10. The novel may be outstanding, but I have read a better one of this genre as yet. (EXCEPTION) à By ______________________________________________________________________________________ of this genre. THE END OF THE TEST ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Đề Thi Thử Tuyển Sinh Lớp 10 Chuyên THPT 5 Năm học: 2014-2015 _ Môn: Tiếng Anh (Chuyên) _ blogchuyenanh.wordpress.com 2014
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