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Read the following passage and circle the answers A, B, C or D which is most accurate according to the information given in the passage.. The diseases related to smoking are a big pro (1)SỞ GIÁO DỤC & ĐÀO TẠO ĐỀ THI HỌC SINH GIỎI VÒNG TỈNH LỚP 12 THPT CÀ MAU NĂM HỌC 2011-2012 Môn thi: Tiếng Anh Ngày thi: 13 – 11 – 2011 (Đề thi gồm có trang) Thời gian: 180 phút (Không kể thời gian giao đề) Học sinh làm vào đề thi ĐIỂM TOÀN BÀI THI Giám khảo (Họ, tên chữ ký) Giám khảo (Họ, tên chữ ký) SỐ PHÁCH (Do Chủ tịch HĐ ghi) Bằng chữ Bằng số SECTION I: GRAMMAR and VOCABULARY (8.0 points) PART I: (2.0 pts) Choose the word or phrase that best completes each sentence Circle A, B, C or D to indicate your answer 1 The stories show how humans have been trying to live in harmony with nature A during the earliest times B that the earliest times C from the earliest times D because earliest times 2 The Andean condor glides on air currents and doesn’t flap it wings _ it must so to reach updrafts A because B until C that D as if 3 _ is that a hen stands up to lay its eggs A Many people don’t realize B What many people don’t realize C It is that many people don’t realize D Because many people don’t realize 4 _ in the frozen wastes of Antartica takes special equipment A Survive B It is survival C That survival D To survive 5 I knew she wasn’t going to like what I was going to say, so I tried to find a _ way of saying it A civil B diplomatic C flattered D well-mannered 6 If you want to _ success in life, you have to work hard A achieve B receive C award D earn (2)7 _ “Stop laughing!” _ “I can’t !” A help it B resist C anything against it D hold myself It takes years to _ as a doctor A practice B pass C complete D qualify 9 A device called a laser _ through metal and other material very easily A cutting B that cuts C cuts D it will cut 10 There was _ new in his letter A a great many B hardly any C a great deal of D a large number of PART II: (1.0 pt) The passage below contains 10 errors IDENTIFY and CORRECT them Write your answers in the space provided below (0) has been done as an example The evening meal at Bateman’s bay brings together three generation: 18 months-old Same, his sister-Nina, their parents-Rubina and Haleem and the grandparent Sometimes there are other family members as good “ People catch up with each other at meal times,” say cousin Samreen “ we usually eat quite later, about 8.30 or 9.00 p.m., because we wait for everyone to get in It’s importance to have a table that’s lays out, although during the week it’s usually just a couple of dish Weekends are a bit more special!” Rubina will normally cook a ricy dish, a meat curry and sometimes a salad Your answers: 0/ bay  Bay 1/ 6/ 2/ 7/ 3/ 8/ 4/ 9/ 5/ 10/ PART III: (2.0 pts) Write the correct FORM of each bracketed word in the numbered spaces provided on the right (0) has been done as an example We all know stories about people who have the (0 ABLE) to remember hundreds of numbers after (1 HEAR) them only once Now experts are saying that such feats can be (2.TEACH) For example, most people can (3 REPETITION) about nine numbers if they are read out one a second In one experiment, ten training hours produce only a small (4 IMPROVE), but the results after 0 ability 1……… 2……… 3……… (3)practising for a thousand hours were (5.AMAZE): some people remembered 80 or even 100 numbers (6 SIMILAR), most adults can identify only about five out of a set of 21 colors that are only (7 SLIGHT) different But after 80 training hours one person could (8 RECOGNITION) 18 of them 5……… 6……… 7……… 8……… PART IV: (1.0 pt) Fill in each blank with a suitable PREPOSITION Write your answers in the numbered blanks provided below the passage This is, of course, a day of joy and gladness (1) us all- but particularly for my wife and me We have seen our dear daughter married (2) the man she loves and to whom we know we can entrust her (3) confidence But I am sure you will understand me when I say that this joy is mixed with a touch (4) sadness, for us When you have had someone you love living with you (5) twenty years, have seen her grow (6) from babyhood to childhood, and (7) childhood to womanhood, it is not easy to get used (8) the idea that she is not going to live there any more Yet this does not prevent us (9) wishing them well (10) all our hearts Your answers: 1/ 6/ 2/ 7/ 3/ 8/ 4/ 9/ 5/ 10/ PART V: (2.0 pts) Supply the correct form of the VERBS in the brackets to complete the passage Write your answers in the space provided under this passage My friend Paul and Ellen (1 just/return) from their honeymoon in Europe Before they (2 leave) New York, I (3 give) them my brother’s address in Switzerland in the hope that they (4 visit) him and his family When I (5 go) (6 call) on the newly-weds last Tuesday night, they (7 tell) me how much they (8 enjoy) travelling around Europe and that we (9 soon/look) at the color slides they (10 take) Your answers: 1/ 6/ 2/ 7/ 3/ 8/ 4/ 9/ (4)SECTION II: READING (6.0 pts) PART I: (1.5 pts) Fill each blank with One suitable word Write your answers in the space provided under this passage Ever since (1) have inhabited the earth, they have made use of various forms of (2) Generally, this expression of thoughts (3) feelings has been in the form of oral (4) When there is a language barrier, communication is accomplished through sign (5) in which motions stand for (6) , words, and ideas Tourists, the deaf, and the (7) have had to resort to this (8) of expression Many of these symbols of whole words are (9) picturesque and exact and can be (10) internationally; spelling, however, can not Your answers: 1/ 6/ 2/ 7/ 3/ 8/ 4/ 9/ 5/ 10/ PART II: (1.5 pts) Read the following passage and circle the answer which is most accurate according to the information given in the passage In practically any country in the world, you are (1) _ to find a market somewhere Markets have been with us since (2) times, when people became self-sufficient and needed to exchange the goods they produced For example, a farmer might have exchanged a cow (3) tools and so on But just as times have (4) _, so have market practices So, whereas in early times the main activity(5) with markets would have been “ bartering”, meaning the exchange of goods as described above , today most stall- holders wouldn’t be too (6) _ on accepting potatoes as payment, for instance, instead of cash In contrast, what might be a common sight in a modern market is a certain amount of “haggling”, where customer and seller eventually (7) on a price, after what can sometimes be quite a heated debate This has become so popular in certain places that many people think that this is what makes the (8) atmosphere of a market But just as no two people are the same, no two markets are the same either, and so behavior which is expected in one market in one country may not be (9) _ in another Even within one country, there are those markets where you could haggle quite easily and those where you would be (10) not to try! 1/ A safe B confident C definite D sure (5)3/ A into B by C for D over 4/ A changed B turned C developed D differed 5/ A associated B relating C connecting D attached 6/ A fond B keen C eager D pleased 7/ A confirm B consent C approve D agree 8/ A sole B single C only D unique 9/ A acceptable B convenient C comfortable D receptive 10/ A informed B advised C noticed D suggested PART III: (1.5 pts) Read the following passage and circle the answers A, B, C or D which is most accurate according to the information given in the passage The diseases related to smoking are a big problem Doctors think that the annual medical cost for lung cancer, heart disease, and other illnesses connected to smoking is between 12 and 35 million pounds And smoking costs society in other ways Between 27 and 61 billion pounds is spent each year on sick days when people don’t go to work, on wages that you don’t get when you don’t go to work, and on work lost at the company when you are sick This money counts the wages from people who die of cancer at young age and stop paying taxes This does not count fires started by cigarettes, which kill fifteen hundred people yearly and injure another four thousand Smoking costs every man, woman and child in the UK from one hundred and ten to two hundred and fifty pounds each year in the lost work and wages If everyone stopped smoking, a family of four could have up to one thousand six hundred and forty pounds a year more Smoking will also cause other problems People who don’t smoke will live longer and so they will take more money from the government when they are old But they will also work for more years and pay more taxes In the end, the values of a non- smoking nation is not in pounds The good health of the people is the true value for us all 1 Every year companies lose _ because of disease A work B wages C time D money 2 If everyone stopped smoking, all the United Kingdom _ A would have less money B would have more money C would have more problems D would live longer 3 If everyone stopped smoking, a family of four could have _more each year A from £160 to £410 B from £110 to £250 C from £1,500 to £4,ooo D £1,640 4.The true value for the UK of not smoking is _ A good health B more money (6)5 This text is about _ A diseases that smokers get B how much smoking costs the UK C how much the UK get if everyone stopped smoking D taxes which are not paid by smokers PART IV: (1.5 pts) Read the following passage and complete the numbered blanks with the words in the box The telephone is a modern convenience without which life would be quite difficult Imagine not being able to dial 999 for an ambulance or to report (1) robbery The vital importance of the telephone (2) summoning help in an emergency cannot be over estimated To a businessman, the telephone is his lifeline He has to be (3) constant, direct contact with his suppliers and clients through telephone calls A breakdown in communication can mean loss of business opportunities (4) , people in business normally (5) more than one telephone in (6) a phone goes out of order due to a faulty line or other technical fault The telephone is, of course, (7) a must for the average person in his or her everyday life A person uses the telephone to make appointments, enquire(8) services and products, and make social contact with friends and associates Keeping in touch (9) the telephone is a necessary and important part of modern living because busy working lives and other commitments leave people (10) little time for visiting each other regularly Your answers: 1/ 6/ 2/ 7/ 3/ 8/ 4/ 9/ 5/ 10/ SECTION III: WRITING (6.0 pts) PART I: (1.0 pt) Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that means exactly the same as the sentence printed before it 1 I never intended to help such a man with therefore has about how through without have also the for in (7)  I never had 2 They decided not to go for the picnic because the weather might be bad  For fear of 3 I was on the point of leaving the house when the telephone rang  I was about 4 Although the woman was old, she looked very graceful  Despite 5 The students were so clever to see the solution to the problem quickly  How clever it was of PART II: (1.0 pt) Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means the same as the sentence printed before it Use the word given and other words as necessary Do not change the form of the given word 1 You’re tired because you stayed up very late last night (if) 2 I can’t describe people as well as you can (better) 3 Would you like to go for a coffee in ten minutes or so? (about) 4 People claim that he is the best tennis player of our times (said) 5 This office is too small for two people ( enough) PART III: (4.0 pts) Write a paragraph about 250 words expressing your own opinion about the topic: “The pleasure of reading” (8) (9)

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