Đề thi:Anh văn, Học sinh giỏi Vĩnh Phúc, lớp 12, 2005

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ĐỀ THI HỌC SINH GIỎI
 Trường học  Tỉnh Vĩnh Phúc
 Lớp học  12
 Năm học  2004-2005
 Môn thi  Anh văn
 Thời gian  180 phút
 Thang điểm  10

Part I:Phonetics

A. Pick out the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from those of the other words

1. a.modal b.model c.modest d.modern
2. a.beard b.cheer c.heard d.weird
3. a.cue b.hue c.queue d.suede
4. a.brooch b.mould c.proud d.shoulder
5. a.issue b.passion c.tissue d.vessel
6. a.food b.good c.look d.took
7. a.clothes b.drove c.ghost d.gone
8. a.fascimile b.recipe c.sesame d.smile
9. a.gaiety b.gene c.gesture d.margarine
10. a.closure b.pleasure c.seizure d.pressure

Part II.Vocabulary

The word in capitals at the end of each of the following sentences can be used to form a word that fits suitably in the blank space

1. The weather was terrible,so we had a very ……..holiday(PLEASE)
2. Roy was dimissed after being told by his……..that he must leave in a month’s time.(EMPLOY)
3. Why was his lecture so……?(BORE) .Perhaps he consulted his papers so often.
4. She always listens ……to what she is told.(ATTENTION)
5. He regularly writes……for our newspaper (POET)
6. He was ………of the consequences in advance(INFORMATION)
7. Her ………was finally rewarded when they agreed they had sent her the wrong bill (PERSIST)
8. His success is due to hard work and………(PERSEVERE)
9. I’m ……as to how such a thing could have happened.(BEWILDER)
10. The police were………Why should anyone want to steal a wastepaper basket?(MYSTIFY)

Part III.Grammar and structures

A.Replace the underlined word or words by the corresponding idiomatic expression

1. As it was getting late, I decided to press on
2. He had no business there, so I told him to clear off
3. Can you calculate how many men you will need to finish this work?
4. They all underwent a thorough physical training
5. After what you have said, I shall certainly examine carefully his conduct

B.Use your imagination and creativity to complete the sentences to express your arguments.So not write more than 100 words.

As a student specialized in th English language. I am often asked what is the best…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

On the one hand …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

On the other hand………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Personally, though…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

All in all ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

C.Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means exactly the same as the sentence printed before it

1.People can sometimes be disappointed when they know each other well.

It can ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

2.I’m sure she didn’t do it on purpose.

She……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

3.What time do we have to get up in the morning.

Could……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

4.I’d like to make a phone call.

I……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

5.Turn off all the switches before leaving the workshop.

All the ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

6.The Pacific Ocean is on average deeper than the Atlantic.

The average……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

7.He suggested that Tome and I should go ahead and get the tickets.

He said……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

8.Jane may not be very well but she still manages to enjoy life.

Jane's……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

9.It seems to me that her playing has developed amazingly in the past year

Her playing……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

10.The dress was so tempting that I bought it.

I couldn't resist……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Part IV.Reading comprehension

A.Fill in each numbered space with one approciate word

Do you ever wish you were more optimistic,someone who always …(1)…to be successful?Having someone around who always…(2)…the worst isn’t really a lot of …(3)…we all know someone who sees a single cloudon a sunny day and says,It looks…(4)…rain.but if you catch yourself thinkingsuch things,it’s important to do something …(5)…for it

You can change your view of life, …(6)…to psychologists.It only takes a little effort,and you’ll find life more rewarding as a …(7)…Optimism,they say,is partly about self-respect and confidence but it’s also a more positive way of looking at life and all it has to …(8)…Optimists are more …(9)…to start new projects and generally more prepared to take risks. Upbringing is obviously new important in forming your …(10)…to the world.Some people are brought up to…(11)…too much on others and grow up forever blaming other people when anything …(12)…wrongMost optimists,on the …(13)…hand,have been brought up not to …(14)…failure as the end of the world.They just…(15)…on with their lives.

B.Read the passage carefully and then choose the best answer to each sentence

More than 30,000 drivers and front seat passengers are killed or seriously injured each year.The impact on you of an accident can be very serious.At a speed of only 30 miles per hour it is the same as falling from a third-floor window.Wearing a seat belt saves lives,it reduces your chance of death or serious injury by more than haft. Who has to wear a seat bealt?

Drivers or front seat passengers in most vehicles.If you are 14 or more over,it will be your responsibility to wear the belt.If you do not,you can be fined up 50 pound.It will be up to the driver to make sure that children under 14 do not ride in the front unless they are wearing a seat belt of some kind. A very few vehicles have a middle front seat between the front passenger seat and the driver’s seat, for example a bench seat.Your vehicle may be one of them.If just one passenger sits in front,he must wear a seat belt.But if two passengers sit in front,the person sitting in the middle will not have to wear a belt.

When you do not have to wear a seat belt.

You do not wear a seat belt in certain circumstaces, such as if you are reversing your vehicle ,if you are making a local delivery or collection using a vehicle constructed or adapted for that purpose,or if you have a valid medical certificate which excuses you from wearing it.Make sure these circumstances apply to you before you decide not to wear your seat belt.Remember you may be taken to court for not doing so,and you may be fined if you can not prove to the court that you have been excused from wearing it.

Medical exemptions

Certain people ought not to wear a seat belt because of their health.it may be more risky for them to wear a seat belt than to bein a road accident without one.But they will not have to wear a seat belt if they get a valid medical certificate from a doctor.If you think this applies to you,go and talk to a doctor as soon as possible.The doctor may reassure you that you can wear a seat belt.Or he may have to examine you before he can decide whether or not to give you a certificate.When you go and see him you should ask him at the start how much this would cost.Keep the certificate.If the police ask you why you are not wearing a seat belt,you shold show them the certificate to a police station of your choice within five days.

1.This text is taken from

a. a medical magazine
b. a police report on safety
c. a legal document
d. a government information leaflet

2.Wearing a seat belt in a vehicle

a. Reduces road accidents by more than half
b.saves lives only at a speead of 30 miles per hour
c.reduces the risksof death and injury to drivers and passengers
d.saves the lives of more than 30,000 drivers and front seat passengers

3.It is the driver’s responsibility to

a.make the front seat passenger wear a seat belt
b.make children under 14 wear a seat belt in the front
c.stop children riding in the front seat
d.wear a seat belt on all occasions

4.According to the text, which of the following people does not have to wear a seat belt?

a.Someone who is backing into a parking space
b.Someone who is picking up the children from the local school
c.Someone who is delivering invitations to a party
d.Someone who is under 14

5.For some people, it may be better

a.to wear a seat belt for health reasons
b.not to wear a seat belt for health reasons
c.to get a valid medical certificate before wearing a seat belt
d.to pay the fine rather than wear a seat belt.

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