Đề thi môn tiếng anh chuyên lớp 10
I. CHOOSE THE CORRECT ANSWER TO FILL IN THE BLANK. (40 PTS)
1. They seemed to be _______ to the criticism and just carried on as before.
A. disinterested B. indifferent C. sensitive D. uncaring
2. He spoke _______ all the families who had lost relatives in the disaster.
A. with a view to B. in respect of C. on behalf of D. in aid of
3. They are very good friends but in terms of sports they are worlds _______.
A. away B. separate C. apart D. different
4. The operation was doomed to failure from the word _______.
A. go B. start C. begin D. now
5. Her penknife came in very _______ when they were on their picnic.
A. useful B. handy C. practical D. convenient
6. The doctor was unable to go away for the weekend because she was _______ duty.
A. at B. by C. in D. on
7. She is too ________ to hide what she thinks about them.
A. quiet B. outspoken C. apologetic D. broadminded
8. The little boy _______ into tears when he thought that he was lost.
A. burst B. fell C. broke D. dripped
9. The film _______ a lot of attention.
A. generated B. manufactured C. promoted D. brought
10. All the engineers were happy because they finally made _______.
A. a breakthrough B. an outburst C. a viewpoint D. an outcome
11. Tom: Jane’s daughter is very rude. Mary: You’re right; she has no manners _______.
A. however B. whatsoever C. whenever D. evermore
12. Because of her recent poor form, she is only expected to come fourth _______.
A. at least B. at best C. at worst D. at will
13. I’m in no _______ this evening to listen to his silly jokes.
A. feeling B. tendency C. mood D. opinion
14. _______ was the effect more powerfully felt than in the suburbs.
A. Nowhere B. Somewhere C. Anywhere D. Everywhere
15. _______ the choice, I would definitely not go.
A. Giving B. Having given C. Given D. Being given
16. Tom: The building’s nearly finished, isn’t it? Mary: Yes, but it’ll be ________ we can move in.
A. to much time till B. a long time before C. hardly time when D. very soon that
17. Tom: Is your government salary good? Mary: Yes, but I don’t make as much ________ worked in private industry.
A. as I B. if I would have C. I would if D. as I would if I
18. Tom: Betty didn’t win the beauty contest of Singapore. Mary: She would have ________ some talent.
A. had she have B. have she had C. had she had D. have she have
19. Tom: I saw you studying at the library last night. Mary: You ________; I wasn’t there.
A. wouldn’t have B. can’t have C. might have D. have
20. Tom: What’s all the noise about? Mary: We had a bad accident _______ at the factory.
A. happened B. happening C. happen D. has happened
21. Tom: Can you wait while I run into the library? Mary: OK, _______ you hurry.
A. even though B. as long as C. when D. unless
22. Tom: Do you know where Barb is? Mary: Strange _______ sound, she is in South Africa.
A. may it B. as it may C. like it may D. does it
23. Tom: Who did you invite to dinner? Mary: No one _______ than Frank and his family.
A. rather B. except C. besides D. other
24. Tom: A lot of money goes for AIDS research.
Mary: Yes, because it’s _____ the government is spending a lot to find a cure.
A. a so serious disease B. so serious a disease C. so a serious disease D. such serious that
25. Tom: Which is more important: luck or effort? Mary: Luck is _______ effort.
A. on the same importance B. the same importance as
C. of the same importance as D. as the same importance as
26. This is the latest news from Timbuktu. Two-thirds of the city _______ in a fire.
A. was destroyed B. have been destroyed C. has been destroyed D. were destroyed
27. There was no alternative _______ wait until the rescue team came.
A. but B. but to C. than to D. than
28. _______ his invaluable work, the project would never have succeeded.
A. For all B. In view of C. But for D. Provided with
29. This is the only party ______ in my life.
A. I never enjoy B. I ever enjoy C. I’ve never enjoyed D. I’ve ever really enjoyed
30. “So long!” is another way of saying _______.
A. Hello! B. Cheer up! C. I’m very happy. D. Goodbye!
31. Tom: Take care of yourself. Mary: _______.
A. I will B. Yes, I do C. Not bad D. You’re welcome
32. Tom: Can I have your order, please? Mary: _______
A. Two chickens, please. B. I’ll do it right away.
C. Yes, sir. D. Just do whatever you want to.
33. Tom: You really disappointed me with your behavior. Mary: I know. I _________ so immaturely yesterday.
A. mustn’t have behaved B. shouldn’t have behaved
C. shouldn’t behave D. ought not to behave
34. It was in the countryside _______.
A. where John was brought up B. John was grown up
C. that John was brought up D. which John was grown up at
35. I don’t know how you manage to _______ on only £50 a week.
A. get by B. take in C. cut down D. look down
36. The plumber came yesterday to _______ the burst pipes.
A. turn off B. look into C. get over D. see to
37. I’m afraid I haven’t got time to _______ the matter right now.
A. go into B. look for C. turn over D. clean out
38. Our school doesn’t break _______ until the end of July.
A. out B. in C. off D. up
39. The government is to bring _______ the necessary laws to deal with the problem.
A. down B. to C. up D. in
40. Do _______ your shoe laces, or you will tumble over them.
A. with B. up C. about D. on
II. CHOOSE THE SUITABLE WORD TO FILL IN EACH BLANK. (30 PTS)
Research has shown that over half the children in Britain who take their own lunches to school do not eat (1) ___ in
the middle of the day. In Britain schools have to (2) ___ meals at lunchtime. Children can (3) ___ to bring their own food or
have lunch at the school canteen.
One shocking (4) ___ of this research is that school meals are much healthier than lunches prepared by parents.
There are strict (5) ___ for the preparation of school meals, which have to include one (6) ___ of fruit and one of vegetables,
as well as meat, a dairy item and starchy food like bread or pasta. Lunchboxes (7) ___ by researchers contained sweet
drinks, crisps and chocolate bars. Children (8) ___ twice as much sugar as they should at lunchtime.
The research will provide a better (9) ___ of why the percentage of overweight students in Britain has (10) ___ in
the last decade. Unfortunately, the government cannot (11) ___ parents, but it can remind them of the (12) ___ value of
milk, fruit and vegetables. Small changes in their children’s diet can (13) ___ their future health. Children can easily develop
bad eating (14) ___ at this age, and parents are the only ones who can (15) ___ it.
1. A. appropriately B. properly C. probably D. possibly
2. A. take B. provide C. make D. do
3. A. prefer B. offer C. prepare D. choose
4. A. finding B. number C. figure D. outcome
5. A. standards B. procedures C. conditions D. regulations
6. A. piece B. portion C. helping D. amount
7. A. examined B. eaten C. taken D. investigated
8. A. take B. contain C. consume D. use
9. A. view B. knowledge C. understanding D. opinion
10. A. increased B. expanded C. raised D. added
11. A. criticize B. instruct C. order D. tell
12. A. nutritional B. healthy C. mental D. physical
13. A. kill B. effect C. destroy D. affect
14. A. behaviors B. styles C. attitudes D. habits
15. A. prevent B. cancel C. stop D. delay
III. IDENTIFY THE MISTAKE IN EACH SENTENCE. (20 PTS)
1. They asked me (A) what did happen (B) the last night, but I was (C) unable to (D) tell them.
2. The (A) test administrator ordered (B) that we (C) not to open our books until he told (D) us to do so.
3. (A) Our new neighbors (B) had been living in Arizona (C) for ten years (D) before moving their present house.
4. I (A) would attend (B) the meeting last week, but I had to (C) make a speech at still (D) another meeting.
5. We (A) are supposed to read all of (B) chapter seventh and (C) answer the questions (D) for tomorrow’s class.
6. Mexican (A) jumping beans are (B) actually seeds (C) in which contain moth larvae (D) whose activity causes the
seeds to jump.
7. Science fiction is any (A) fiction dealing with the future or with (B) so imaginative subjects as interstellar travel,
(C) life on other planets, (D) or time travel.
8. Approximately fifty percent of the (A) package (B) utilized in the United States are for (C) foods and (D) beverages.
9. Studies (A) of either vision and physical optics (B) began almost (C) as early as civilization (D) itself.
10. (A) Because the expense of (B) traditional fuels and the (C) concern that they may run out, many countries (D) have
been investigating alternative source of power.
IV. SUPPLY THE APPROPRIATE FORMS OF WORDS IN THE BRACKETS. (30 PTS)
1. Such a kind man would never __________ hurt his friend’s feelings. (INTEND)
2. The scenery along the coast was __________. (BREATHE)
3. Because of a car __________, she didn’t get to the airport in time for her flights. (BREAK)
4. The ________ need assistance from the whole society. (POVERTY)
5. Her bedroom is __________ decorated with her favorite souvenirs from her trips. (PLEASE)
6. We are offering many special price __________ on printers this month. (REDUCE)
7. Students hate their classmates who get __________ treatment from their teachers. (PREFER)
8. Explosives are __________ weapons. (DIE)
9. Three of the __________ tried to escape through the window. (CAPTURE)
10. We were all surprised at her __________ to help. (REFUSE)
11. Health care was __________ in ancient time. There was no hospital or doctor then. (EXIST)
12. What the teacher does first is to check __________ of the students. (ATTEND)
13. The company went bankrupt on account of inefficient __________. (MANAGE)
14. __________ are built to entertain and educate people about marine life. (AQUATIC)
15. The educational program we are launching is to __________ teenage girls in rural areas. (POWER)
V. READ THE FOLLOWING PASSAGE AND CHOOSE THE BEST ANSWERS TO THE QUESTIONS. (20 PTS)
The development of jazz can be seen as part of the larger continuum of American popular music, especially
dance music. In the twenties, jazz became the hottest new thing in dance music, much as ragtime had at the turn of
the century, and as would rhythm and blues in the fifties, rock in the fifties, and disco in the seventies.
But two characteristics distinguish jazz from other dance music. The first is improvisation, the changing of a
musical phrase according to the player’s inspiration. Like all artists, jazz musicians strive for an individual style, and
the improvise or paraphrase is a jazz musician’s main opportunity to display his or her individuality. In early jazz,
musicians often improvised melodies collectively, thus creating a kind of polyphony. There was little soloing as such,
although some New Orleans players, particularly cornet player Buddy Bolden, achieved local fame for their ability to
improvise a solo. Later the idea of the chorus-long or multichorus solo took hold. Louis Armstrong’s instrumental
brilliance, demonstrated through extended solos, was a major influence in this development. Even in the early
twenties, however, some jazz bands had featured soloists. Similarly, show orchestras and carnival bands often
included one or two such “get-off” musicians. Unimproved, completely structured jazz does exist, but the ability of the
best jazz musicians to create music of great cohesion and beauty during performance has been a hallmark of the
music and its major source of inspiration and change.
The second distinguishing characteristic of jazz is a rhythmic drive that was initially called “hot” and later
“swing”. In playing hot, a musician consciously departs from strict meter to create a relaxed sense of phrasing that
also emphasizes the underlying rhythms. (“Rough” tone and use of moderate vibrato also contributed to a hot
sound.) Not all jazz is hot, however, many early bands played unadorned published arrangements of popular songs.
Still, the proclivity to play hot distinguished the jazz musician from other instrumentalists.
1. The passage answers which of the following questions?
A. Which early jazz musicians most Influenced rhythm and blues music?
B. What are the differences between jazz and other forms of music?
C. Why is dancing closely related to popular music in the United States?
D. What instruments comprised a typical jazz band of the 1920′s?
2. Which of the following appeared before jazz as a popular music for dancing?
A. Disco B. Rock C. Rhythm and blues D. Ragtime
3. According to the passage, jazz musicians are able to demonstrate their individual artistry mainly by?
A. creating musical variations while performing B. preparing musical arrangements
C. reading music with great skill D. being able to play all types of popular music
4. Which of the following was the function of “get-off” musicians line 12?
A. Assist the other band members in packing up after a performance
B. Teach dance routines created for new music
C. Lead the band
D. Provide solo performances in a band or orchestra
5. Which two types of music developed around the same time?
A. jazz / rock B. dance / rhythm & blue
C. rock / rhythm & blue D. jazz / dance
6. Louis Armstrong was mentioned as an influential musician of
A. “hot” or “swing” jazz B. chorus-long jazz C. structured jazz D. soloing jazz
7. The word “consciously” in line 16 is closest in meaning to
A. carelessly B. easily C. periodically D. purposely
8. The word “unadorned” in line 18 is closest in meaning to
A. lovely B. plain C. disorganized D. inexpensive
9. Which of the following terms is defined in the passage?
A. “improvisation” (line 4) B. “polyphony” (line 7)
C. “cornet player” (line 8) D. “multichorus” (line 9)
10. The topic of the passage is developed primarily by means of
A. dividing the discussion into two major areas B. presenting contrasting points of views
C. providing biographies of famous musician D. describing historical events in sequence
VI. SUPPLY EACH BLANK WITH ONE SUITABLE WORD. (30 PTS)
Illiteracy is the condition of being (1)________ to read and write. Illiteracy is also (2)________ to describe the
condition of being ignorant or unknowledgeable in a particular subject or field. Computer illiteracy is (3)________ inability to
use a computer programming language.
Most of us (4)________ use computers know how to send emails, or how to create a new folder. But we know
(5)________ about programming languages, the artificial languages used to write instructions that can be executed by a
computer. Even in technologically (6)________ countries, a very small percentage of computer users are able to read or
write this kind of computer language. Should we (7)________ the effort to learn a computer language, especially when
these are so complicated? The answer is (8)________. Because of computer illiteracy, users are at the (9)________ of
software manufacturers. Our society becomes more dependent on information (10)________, and in a few years’
(11)________, reading and writing a computer language will be as essential (12)________ using a human language.
Computer users will not be able to survive (13)________ they know the code – the set of detailed instructions that tell a
computer what to do. In the (14)________, survival and professional success will presuppose knowing everything about the
machines we (15)________ with.
VII. REWRITE THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES WITHOUT CHANGING THE MEANING. IN SOME QUESTIONS,
YOU HAVE TO USE THE GIVEN WORDS WITHOUT CHANGING THEIR FORMS IN ANY WAY. (30 PTS)
1. Thanks to her mother’s encouragement, she entered the beauty contest.
ð Had it ____________________________________________________________________
2. She’ll probably pass the high school entrance examination. (STANDS)
3. She was just as good as they had thought.
ð She quite definitely came ____________________________________________________
4. The “environmentally friendly” label on this product is misleading.
ð Despite what is printed ______________________________________________________
5. She was afraid to scream because she didn’t want to wake up the neighbors. (FEAR)
6. When you arrive, you will be met by the Head of the Sales Department.
ð On ______________________________________________________________________
7. People estimate that the company manufactured more than 5,000 small planes last year.
ð More than 5,000 small planes _________________________________________________
8. There have been fewer people who consume Chinese products. (DECREASE)
9. They brought me two laptops, but neither worked satisfactorily. (WHICH)
10. Do phone us when you arrive at the airport, even if it’s very late.
ð However _____________________________________________________________
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