Đề thi học sinh giỏi tỉnh Bạc Liêu – Tiếng anh 9 – năm học 2011-2012

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Part 1: Language Focus

I. Choose the best answer (A, B, c or D) to complete the following sen tenses.

1. Some presents ……………. for her son on his birthday next week by her.

A.are bought B.will be bought
C.used to be bought D.will buy

2. You should have a/ an ………………………………check your motorbike regularly.

A.electrician B.carpenter C.mechanic D.plumber

3. She’s very intelligent…………………. , she’s quite lazy.

A.Therefore B. But C.However D.So

4. Sorry, I’m late. My bike………………. on the way here.

A.put up B.broke down C.drove off D.get on

5. Although he shouted, he couldn’t make his voice……………………

A.hear B.to hear C.heard D.to be heard

6. She is very kind. She is always………………… towards her students.

A.distinguished B.proud
C.considerate D.happy

7. Whatever you do, you mustn’t……………………………… that switch. It’s very dangerous.

A.get B. take C.bring D.touch

8. The club is for school members only. You………………. you’re a member.

A. can’t go in if B.can go in only
C.can’t go in unless D.can go in unless

9. Minh takes better photographs than ……………….

A.me B.I C. I take D.me take

10. I asked some students the way to the school library but……………………. of

them knew.

A.none B. either C.both D.neither

II. Choose the word or phrase which best completes each blank in the following passage.

My home is in the air -1 do an enormous amount of travelling. It is a fast life and (1)……… of work, but I like it and that is the only way (2)………………. me.

Everything is tiring – music, travelling- but what can I do? I am not to complaining. It is hard to imagine now (4)……………….. I will ever be very long in one place. My home town is on the Caspian Sea. There is sea, wind, sun, and (5) many tourists and hotels. I have my own flat with four or five rooms, but I am seldom there. If I am there for a day or two I prefer to (6)………… with my mother and grandmother. They live in a small house, (7)………… it is very comfortable and my mother cooks for I like good, simple food.

I have no wife, no brothers or sisters and my father (8)……………….. when I was seven. He was an engineer and I don’t (9)………………… him very well. He liked music very much and wanted me to(10)……………. a musician.

1. A. most B. full C. complete D. more
2. A. for B. to C. in D. by
3. A. wanted B. taken C.used D. known
4. A. and B. so C. while D. that
5. A. far B. too C. much D. more
6. A. stay B. go C. do D.spend
7. A. but B. since C.even D. which
8. A. killed B.gone C. passed D. died
9. A. know B. remember C. remind D. see
10. A. become B. turn C. develop D. grow

III. Use the correct form of the words in brackets to complete sentences.

1. That company has 2000…………(employ)

2. I don’t know why they call him a ………..(lie)

3. The old hotel we used to stay at has been………………….. (modern)

4. Conservationists believe that we should preserve the …………………….

rainforests in the world. (tropic)

5. The little village is very quiet and at night,…………(peace)

6. Women nowadays have more…….. to participate in social activities, (free)

7. The…………. of the new guest caused trouble to my aunt, (arrive)

8. She cut herself and it’s…………..quite badly, (blood).

9. His parents are very…………. of him (pride)

10. Every week, there are two………….. from Ha Noi to Nha (fly)

IV. Complete the passage with the correct form or tense of the verbs in brackets.

Last year I met my only cousin, Danny, for the first time. My mother often (tell)….. (1)…. me about him when I was young, but he (live)…………. (2)…. in Australia and I never (expect)………. (3)… to meet him. So I was surprised to get a call early on Sunday to say he (arrive)………….. (4)… at the airport an hour before and he (wait)………. (5)….. for me to pick him up. He said he had written to me the week before but I (tell) ……….. (6)…… him I hadn’t received his letter. Anyway, I went to the airport and picked him up and he (spend) ,…..(7).. a week with me, I was sorry to say goodbye when he left, and we promised we (keep) (8) in touch. We (write) (9) to each other regularly since then and next month I (visit) (10) him in Sydney.

V. Rewrite the following sentences using the word given so that the second sentence means exactly the same as the sentence before it.

1. Peter is the tallest boy in his class.

-> No one …………………………………………………………………………………………….

2. The teacher is going to explain the lesson.

-> The lesson ……………………………………………………………………………………….

3. Mary doesn’t play the piano as well as Anne.

-> Anne ……………………………………………………………………………………………….

4. Anne could not go to university because of her financial difficulties.

—> Because …………………………………………………………………………………………

5. It snowed heavily, so we couldn’t arrive home early.

-> The snow …………………………………………………………………………………….

6. They will have to change the date of the meeting again.

-> The date……………………………………………………………………………………

7. Nobody must expect to be rich without hard work.

-> Unless …………………………………………………………………………………….

8. He hasn’t gone back to his village since 1985.

-> He ………………………………………………………………………………………..

9. Spending the weekend in the countryside is very exciting.

-> It’s ………………………………………………………………………………………..

10. Don’t forget to sign the form.’ Anne said to Janet.

-> Anne reminded Janet……………………………………………………………..

Part 2: Reading

I. Fill in each blank with one suitable word:

We are all destroying the earth. The seas and rivers are too dirty to swim in there is so much (1)………….. in the air that it is unhealthy to live in many of the world’s cities. In one well-known city, for example, poisonous gases from cars (2)………… the air so much that policemen have to wear oxygen masks.

We have cut down so many (3)……………… that there are now vast areas of wasteland (4)……… over the world. As a result, farmers in parts of Africa can not (5)………. enough to eat. In certain countries in Asia there is so little rice. Moreover, we do not take enough (6)…………….. of the countryside. Wild (7)………. are quickly disappearing. For instance, tigers are rare in India now because we have (8)……………………. too many for them to survive. However, it isn’t so simple to (9)……………. about the problem. We must act now before it is too late to do anything about it. Join us now, save the Earth. This is too (10)………. to ignore.

II. Read the passage. Then write true (T), false (F) or no information (Nl) for each of the sentences below.

In the summer of 1959, something went wrong with the power plant that provides New York with electricity. For a great many hours, life came almost to a standstill. Trains refused to move and the people in them sat in the dark, powerless to do anything. Lifts stopped working, so that even if you were lucky enough not to be trapped between two floors, you had the unpleasant task of finding your way down hundreds of flights of stairs. Famous streets like Broadway and Fifth Avenue in an instant became as gloomy and uninviting as the most remote back street.

……. 1. In New York, people used energy more efficiently.

…… 2. When there was no electricity, life in New York seemed to stop.

……. 3. Trains in New York could move without electricity.

……. 4. If the lifts don’t work, you must walk downstairs.

……. 5. In this paragraph, Broadway is a famous theater in New York.

III. Read the passage and choose the correct answer.

Advertising has become a very specialized activity in modern times. In the business world today, supply is usually more than demand. There is great competition between different manufacturers to persuade customers to buy their product. They always have to remind the customer that their product is the best. They do this by advertising.

The manufacturer advertises in newspapers and on posters. He sometimes pays for songs about his products on radio programs. He employs attractive salesgirls to distribute samples of it. He organizes competitions, with prizes for the winners. He often advertises on the screens of local cinemas. Most important of all, in countries that have television he puts advertisements into programs. Manufacturers often spend large sums of money on advertisements. We buy a particular product because we think that it is the best. We usually think so because the advertisements say so. Some people never pause to ask themselves if the advertisements are telling the truth.

* Questions:

1. Demand is usually less than supply. Is it true or false?

2. Why do many different manufacturers advertise their products?

3. What is the most important advertisement in this passaqe?

4. How many kinds of advertisements are mentioned in the passage?

5. What is the title of the passage?

Part 3: Writing

In about 100 words. Write a paragraph about “How to keep your school clean and green.”

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