Đề thi học sinh giỏi tỉnh Bắc Giang – Tiếng anh 9 – năm học 2011-2012

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I. Choose one word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the others.

1. A. cool B. blood C. fool D. tool
2. A. champagne B. Exchange C. chance D. Reach
3. A. swing B. sweet C. sword D. swan
4. A. occupation B. accasion C. shake D. challenger
5. A. with B. thunder C. wealth D. marathon

II. Choose one word whose stress pattern is different from the others.

1. A.education B. unhappily C. development D.community
2. A.exciting B. exciting C. delicious D. beautiful
3. A.calendar B.longevity C. scientist D. constancy
4. A.distribute B.intelligence C. calculate D. consumption
5. A.potential B.convenient C. available D. fertilizer

III. Choose the best answer to complete the sentences.

1. – “Have a nice weekend!” – “_________”

A. Do you have any plans ? B. I’m going to take it easy
C. Thanks. You too! D. Are you going anywhere

2. Let’s go somewhere else. There’s_______ noise in this room.

A.too many B.too much C.enough D.too

3. The staff_____ at weekends so as not to delay the project any further.

A.works B.is working C.are working D.working

4. – “Is it far to the railway station from here?” – “__________”

A.Sure, no problem B.By taxi
C.None at all D.Yeah, it’s pretty far

5. He is the first student _______ the scholarship this year

A.who win B.to win C. winning D. whose won

6. Tet is a wonderful opportunity for _____off new clothes.

A.showing B.wearing C.carrying D.putting

7. They have just moved into a huge_______.

A.house two-storey B. house of two storey
C.two-storeys house D. two – storey house

8. ________in large quantities in the Middle East, oil became known as black gold because of the large profit it brought.

A. Discovering B.which was discovered
C.Discovered D.That when discovered

9. The farther a star is from us, _____it seems to us.

A.the smaller B.much small C.the smallest D.smaller

10. – “Do you like the novel that I gave you last week?

– ” ______the novels that I’ve read, I enjoy this one most.”

A.All of B.Of all C.or all D.From all

IV. Fill in each blank with a suitable preposition. Write the letter on the space provided.

1. Kim Jong-il died__________________ a suspected heart attack on 17

December 2011 while traveling____________________ train to an area

outside Pyongyang.

2 .________ the Internet, we can select information________________________ a

wide variety of sources.

3. It’s hard work looking__________________ three children all day.

4. We had to call off the office party because_______________ the economic situation.

5. You have to fill______________ this form, and return it to the manager.

6. For most households living in Hanoi, gas and electricity account 20% to 30% of the monthly bill.

7. She left the company because she didn’t get on_____________ her boss.

8. She walked into the house softly____________ fear of being recognized.

V. Complete the telephone conversation between two friends. What does

Jack say to Andrew? Write the letter (A-H) on the space provided.

Example: Andrew: Hi, Jack. It’s Andrew.

Jack: 0.____ C___

Andrew: Oh, sorry. I’m phoning about the

skateboarding competition this

afternoon.

Jack: (1)______________________

Andrew: Really? There was some

information about it in our club

magazine.

Jack: (2)_______________________

Andrew: Just from 2.30 till 5 p.m. They

give out prizes at 6 p.m.

Jack: (3) ______________________

Andrew: The prizes are better this time.

The top prize is a skateboard.

Jack: (4)__________________

Andrew: You’re much better than you

were last year.

Jack: (5)__________________

Andrew: Great! See you then.

VI. Fill in the blanks with the correct form of the words in capital letters.

1. I think, it is not easy for you to apply for that job because you behaved

towards the boss so_____________________ . (POLITE)

2. The most__________________ earthquake struck the north-east coast

and triggered a massive tsunami in Japan last year. (DISASTER)

3. After her excellent_________________________ in Vietnam’s got talent,

Phuong Anh, an energetic girl becomes more beloved by television viewers. (PERFORM)

4. I apologize for the mistakes I made this morning. There appears to

have been a slight___________________ . (UNDERSTAND.

5._______________are alarmed by the rate at which tropical rainforests are being destroyed. (CONSERVE)

6. Please______________ your seatbelt. The plane is taking off. (FAST)

7. You can never be sure what he is going to do. He is so_________________ .

(PREDICT)

8. Pop singer Whitney Houston, whose talent was discovered at an early

age, was pronounced_____________ at the Beverly Hilton hotel. (DIE)

9. The fans of Manchester United shouted________________________ when

Wayne Rooney scored an important goal for the team. (EXCITE)

10. I found the visit most__________________ . (EDUCATE)

VII. Give the correct tense or form of the verbs in brackets to complete the following sentences.

1. Vladimir Putin (appoint) prime minister in 1999 by the foundering president, Boris N. Yeltsin and (become) the president of Russia a year later.

2. (Write) the letter, she put it carefully in an envelope and went to bed.

3. The man (sit) next to me was nervous because he (not fly)

4. No sooner the president (arrive) than they had an important discussion.

5. I don’t know why you always (talk) in class, boy.

6. Hue is a first year student. By the end of the year, she (learn) English for two years.

7. Were I to know the answer, I (tell) you right away.

8. Peter, together with his family members, (visit) Halong Bay twice this year.

VIII. Each of the following sentences contains one error. Underline and correct it.

1. We want to spend our holiday in a villa by the sea and enjoying sea food.

2. The new workers will soon be accustomed to work on a night shift.

3. It is essential that every child has the same educational opportunities.

4. The more frequent you exercise, the greater physical endurance you will have.

5. The letter was sent by special delivery must be very important.

IX. Fill in each numbered space with ONE appropriate word.

Bl RAIN TO RETURN TO VIETNAM

Two famous Korean singers – Bi Rain and Park Hyo Shin – are expected to be in Hanoi (1)_____________ March 17 to 23, to perform in the meeting between officials of the Vietnamese (2)____________________ South Korean Ministries of Defense at the Hanoi Opera House on March 21.

The two (3)____________ will go to Vietnam with a company of 97 officers and soldiers from the theatrical wing of the Republic of Korea’s (RoK) Army, at the invitation of the Vietnamese Ministry of National Defense. The tour is a part of a series of events to (4)__________________ the 20th anniversary of Vietnamese-RoK diplomatic ties. (5)________________ the tour, the troupe will visit the popular tourist destinations of Hanoi and Halong Bay.

Since joining the army last October, Bi Rain (6)_________________ nearly

disappeared from the stage.

(7)_____________ in 1982, Bi Rain is a highly accomplished dancer, singer and actor (8)____________________ acting and music career has expanded beyond Asian boundaries. In 2006, Bi Rain was named by Time magazine as (9)_______________ of the “100 Most Influential People Who Shape Our World.”

Bi Rain’s concert will be (10)______________ on March 21 at the Hanoi Opera House at 1 Trang Tien, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi.

X. Read the passage below and then choose the correct answer A, B, c or D.

During the (1)________ years, many young people can at times be difficult to talk to. They often seem to dislike being questioned. They may seem (2)_______ to talk about their work at school. This is a normal (3) of this age. Though it can be very hard for parents to understand, it is part of becoming (4)___________ of teenagers trying to be

adult while they are still growing up. Young people are usually unwilling to talk if they believe, that questions are trying to (5)___________ up on them

Parents should do their (6)__________ to talk to their son and daughter about school, work and future plans but should not (7)_____________ them to talk if they don’t want to. Parents should also watch for dangerous signs. Some young people in trying to be adult may (8) __________ with sex, drugs, alcohol or smoking. Parents need to watch for any signs of (9)______________ behavior which may be connected with these and help if (10)___________ .

1. A.early B.teenage C. childhood D. recent
2. A.unworried B.unrestrained C.unexpected D.unwilling
3. A.development B.appearance C.circumstance D.achievement
4. A.free B.onfident C.dependent D.independent
5. A. catch B.check C.keep D.make
6. A.well B.good C.better D.best
7. A. push B.allow C.put D.expect
8. A. experiment B.approach C.experience D.attach
9. A.unacceptable B. unusual C.normal D.exemplary
10. A.proper B.appropriate C.important D.necessary

XI. Read the passage below and then choose the correct answer A, B, C or D.

In Viet Nam, there is great excitement built up well before Tet Nguyen Dan. First, every,family organizes a trip to the cemetery to visit the graves of their ancestor. After that, to create an air of prosperity, wealth and fun for the first three days of the Lunar New Year, people are kept busy cooking traditional foods, buying gifts, and making other preparations. Certain items deemed to be bought or made are banh chung, dried watermelon seeds, tea, dried sausages, fruit (fresh and candieD., ornamental plants and flowers. Red and yellow flowers are ideal as they make the house more welcoming. On the New Year’s days, only good comments and wishes can be expressed. Children receive their li xi (or red envelopes with lucky money inside). People make a visit to family members, neighbors, and close friends. And people who live apart from their family try to get together on these days. Clearly enough, games and various forms of entertainment are staged and these often last a week. Varying traditional specialties including wrestling, buffalo fighting, dragon dancing take place in different regions.

1. Before Tet, people usually___________ .

A. are very busy with the preparations

B. have great excitement and fun

C. rebuild their ancestral graves

D. spend time on traveling

2. Which of the following, according to the passage, is NOT usually eaten during Tet?

A.candied fruit B.sausages C.watermelon D.beef stew

3. Why are red and yellow flowers popular in decorating the house at Tet?

A. Because they are pleasant and cheap.

B. Because they make the house look comfortable to be in.

C. Because they represent good luck.

D. Because they are attractive and not very expensive.

4. On the New Year’s days________________.

A. people are busy cooking traditional foods

B. everybody receives their “lucky money”

C. only good comments can be made

D. houses are cleaned and decorated with trees and flowers

5. Which of the following is NOT mentioned in the passage?

A. Tet is period of concord and hope.

B. Tet is an occasion for a family to get together,

C. Tet is a good time to visit others.

D. Tet is a great season of joy and of entertainment.

XII. Rewrite the sentences so that it means the same as the first one, beginning with the given words.

1. If someone understands this book, they are more intelligent than I am.

-> Anyone……………………………………………………………………………..

2. It was only when I left home that I realized how much my family meant to me.

-> Not until………………………………………………………………………………

3. That restaurant is so dirty that no one wants to eat there.

-> So …………………………………………………………………………………….

4. We can’t afford to buy the house.

-> The house ………………………………………………………………………..

5. “Why don’t you put a better lock on the door, Harry?” said John.

-> John suggested …………………………………………………………………

6. I am sure he didn’t know that his mother was seriously ill.

-> He couldn’t possibly……………………………………………………………

7. The value of sterling has fallen considerably in the past weeks.

-> There has………………………………………………………………………….

8. Even though the old woman’s memory was poor, she told interesting stories to the children.

-> Despite………………………………………………………………………………

9. I’m having a lot of trouble now because I lost my passport last week.

-> If I………………………………………………………………………………………

10. I wasn’t a bit surprised to hear that Ashaha had failed the test.

-> It came ……………………………………………………………………………….

XIII. Use the given word to write the second sentence in such a way that it is as similar as possible in meaning to the original sentence. Do not change the form of the given word.

1. I’d like you to find this word in the dictionary, (look)

-> Will you____________________________ in the dictionary?

2. “You’d better have a few days at home,” the doctor told Tom. (stay) .

-> The doctor_____________________________ home for a few days.

3. “It’s your fault to make the wall dirty, Hung” said his mother, (blamed)

-> Hung’s mother________________________________ the wall dirty.

4. Are the children keen on sports activities? (part)

-> Do the children enjoy________________________ sports activities?

5. There are a lot of old people who need looking after, (take)

-> Many old people need someone_________________________ them.

XIV. Use the given suggestions to complete sentences.

1. Thank you / much / invite me / speak / your students.

2. I / be used / get up early / so / not mind / leave / 5 o’clock / morning.

3. Phuong / promise / keep / touch / us / while / she / be / Ho Chi Minh City.

4. Tuan / Nam / who / not come / class / yesterday / explain / teacher now.

5. Not / have / previous / experience / Peter / not stand / chance / job.

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