Đề thi chọn học sinh giỏi cấp tỉnh môn tiếng anh lớp 12 tỉnh bến tre

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SỞ GIÁO DỤC VÀ ĐÀO TẠO
BẾN TRE
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ĐỀ THI CHỌN HỌC SINH GIỎI LỚP 12
TRUNG HỌC PHỔ THÔNG CẤP TỈNH NĂM HỌC 2009-2010
Môn: TIẾNG ANH
Thời gian: 180 phút (không kể thời gian phát đề)
Lưu ý:
- Đề thi gồm có 10 trang.
-Thí sinh làm bài trực tiếp vào đề thi.
- Thí sinh viết câu trả lời vào đúng vị trí quy định trên bài thi.
PART 1: LISTENING (3.5 pts)
Task 1: Imagine that you are visitor at Disney World in California. Listen to the tour guide
talking about Mickey Mouse and complete the table below (1pt).
1 The year in which Gertie the Dinosaur first appeared on the screen


2 The last year Walt Disney gave Mickey Mouse his own voice.


3 The year of the first black and white Mickey Mouse film production.


4 The number of films in which Mickey Mouse has starred.


5 The number of famous characters who joined Mickey in his films.



Task 2: Listen to the tour guide talking again and decide whether the statements below are
true (T) or false (F) by circling the letter T or F after each statement (1pt).
1 Mickey Mouse was the first cartoon character in cinema history.

T F
2 Mickey Mouse always looked the same.

T F
3 Walt Disney drew Mickey Mouse himself.

T F
4 Many people worked on Mickey Mouse’s personality and behavior.

T F
5 Adults didn’t like the first black and white Mickey Mouse cartoon.

T F






Task 3: Look at the six sentences for this part. You will hear a conversation between a teenage boy,
Jack and his mother, about accommodation for Jack at university. (1.5pts)
Decide if each sentence is correct or incorrect. If it is correct, put a tick (√) in the box under
A for YES. If it is not correct, please put a tick (√) in the box under B for NO
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A B
YES NO
1 Jack has to make a decision about accommodation soon.


2 Jack and his mother agree that he should share a house with friends.
3 Jack wants to cook for himself.


4 Jack’s mother thinks that sharing a house will cost a lot.


5 Jack thinks he will have less space in a share house.


6 Jack is confident he can find a house to rent.



PART 2: VOCABULARY & GRAMMAR: (6.8pts)
Question 1: Put a cross (X) on the best option (A, B, C, or D) for each item on the answer box
below.(2pts)
1 Try not to worry---------------- it any more. Everything will be fine.
A. of B. about C. for D. by
2 Steve prefers socializing ---------------- staying home watching TV.
A. from B. than C. instead D. to
3 He ----------------the impression of being very confident and reliable.
A. shows B. has C. gives D. brings

4 Adam and Helen decided to have a party to ---------------- the occasion.
A. notice B. make C. mark D. commit
5 I read an article about “Burglar_----------------” houses.
A. friendship B. friendliness C. friend D. friendly
6 Jenny accepted immediately. She couldn’t ---------------- the opportunity of a lifetime.
A. lose B. have C. miss D. regret
7 It’s really difficult to tell who’s going to ---------------- the game; they’re both excellent
players.
A. beat B.
win C. defeat D. get
8 Physics is Diane’s favorite ---------------- .
A. lesson B. grade C. subject D. degree
9 ---------------- learning encourages children to work together.
A. Cooperative B. Education C. Life D. Operating
10 Our government has come up with a(n) ---------------- to attract more visitors to our country.
A. amount B. profit C. task D. scheme
11 Luggage ---------------- to be collected in the luggage reclaim area.
A. are B. is C. have D. must
12 She missed her flight in the end, ---------------- she?






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A. hasn’t B. won’t C. wasn’t D. didn’t
13 Her wedding dress was designed ---------------- a famous fashion designer.
A. at B. with C. by D. from
14 I don’t know how he ever got Joe ---------------- to this.
A. agree B. to agree C. agreeing D. have agreed
15 I ---------------- you if she’d left a message for you.
A. would have told B. will tell C. had told D. might have told
16 The judge asked Helen if ---------------- anything to add.
A. she has B. she was having C. did she have D. she had
17 I’d ---------------- you were honest with me; I hate lies.
A. prefer B. like C. rather D. wish
18 The new road ---------------- by next June according to the Mayor.
A. will build B. is being built C. will have built D. will have been
built
19 Why ---------------- we go out to dinner tonight?
A. could B. don’t C. shall D. not
20 I spend twice ---------------- much on my holiday as you did on yours.
A. the B. than C. as D. very

ANSWERS FOR QUESTION 1
1 6 11 16
2 7 12 17
3 8 13 18
4 9 14 19
5 10 15 20
Question 2: Read the text below. Use the words given in capitals at the end of each line to form
a word that fits the space in the same line. (2pts)
MUSICALS
Musicals are the perfect (0) Combination
of the theater, concert
COMBINE
and fun. They are musical (1) --------------------- with singing, dancing
PERFORM
and acting all at the same time. A lot of hard work goes into the (2)
--------------------- of a musical. First, someone must write the script

PRODUCE
and then decide what music is most (3) --------------------- to help tell
SUIT
the story. Then, the right (4) --------------------- must be found. If you
ACT
want to work in a musical, you have to be very (5) ---------------------.
TALENT
You must know how to act, sing and dance. It can be very hard work. You
may have to wear an (6) --------------------- costume or learn lots of

COMFORT
different songs. Despite the (7) ---------------------,hundreds of young actors
ADVANTAGE
go for the auditions when a hit musical such as Annie is looking for people.
You can imagine the look of (8) -------------------- on a young actor’s face

BELIEVE
when they are chosen to bring (9) --------------------- to hundreds of people.
ENJOY
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Musicals can be a great way to spend a very (10) ---------------------evening.
ENTERTAIN
Question 3: Complete the sentences with appropriate words. The first letter of each word is
given. (2pts)
Example: 0. Warsaw is a city with a population of over one million people.
1. You are going to have a baby?! That’s really great n……………………!
2. In Britain most children wear a u…………………… to school. I think it’s a good idea.
3. My aunt is a very g…………………… person. She always gives money and helps the poor.
4. We had an excellent m……………………at the most expensive restaurant in Rome.
5. I invited only ten people- five members of my family and very c…………………… friends.
6. I’m so glad you have passed your driving test. c……………………! you worked for this.
7. Tom is very h……………………, you can always leave your money with him.
8. It is very f…………………… to wear a mini-skirts together with heavy boots.
9. My little brother is very c…………………… to animals. He always kicks and hits them.
10. Don’t criticize him, he will start crying. Don’t you know he is very s……………………?
Question 4:Write the unnecessary word on the lines provided, otherwise put a tick (√) (0.8pt)
I received a letter from my friend Ian, for whom I
e.g. for
haven’t seen for a year now. He says me that he’s 1…………………
having lots of fun in San Francisco and isn’t actually 2. …………………
coming back in this summer as he’d planned to. He 3…………………
suggests I to go and visit him for my holiday, which 4. …………………
doesn’t sound like a bad idea; I’m actual thinking 5. …………………
about it. So, if he is free in August, I may go and stay 6. …………………
with him for a couple of weeks. I’ll probably give him a 7…………………
ring in a few of days and let him know. 8…………………






PART 3: READING COMPREHENSION (6.2pts)
Question 1: Read the text. Then choose the best word, A, B, C OR D, to fill spaces 1-15 (3pts)
ALFRED NOBEL
When we hear the name Nobel, we immediately think of Nobel Prizes. But Alfred Nobel, the
(1) --------------- of the awards, was also a great (2) --------------- and
(3) ---------------.
Born in 1933 in Sweden, Nobel studied first in Russia and then (4) ------------- to the US
where he studied mechanical (5) ---------------. Afterwards, he returned to Sweden to work with his
father. Gradually, they made (6) --------------- in explosives. Nobel (7)
--------------- out how to work safely with nitroglycerine, a very dangerous and explosive (8) ----------
-----. His invention later became known (9) --------------- dynamite. Nobel continued throughout his
life to (10) --------------- improvements in the field of explosives. He eventually owned (11) -----------
---- explosives factories around the world and became very wealthy.
Alfred Nobel was a man of great (12) ---------------. When he died he left a wonderful gift to
the world: The Nobel prizes. Each year these prizes are (13) --------------to scientists, inventors and
other (14) --------------- people for their great (15) --------------- to the world.
1 A. holder B. creator C. discoverer D. receiver
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2 A. scientist B. engine C. philosophy D. production
3 A. direction B. invention C. maker D. inventor
4 A. transferred B. visited C. joined D. emigrated
5 A. developing B. producing C. engineering D. creating
6 A. directions B. advances C. motions D. movements
7 A. figured B. solved C. granted D. introduced
8 A. shape B. form C. body D. substance
9 A. by B. with C. as D. for
10 A. do B. have C. make D. take
11 A. numerous B. numerate C. numerical D. numbered
12 A. advantage B. achievement C. situation D. incident
13 A. awarded B. designed C. suggested D. implanted
14 A. developed B. interested C. creative D. manageable
15 A. involvement B. contribution C. manufacturing D. development

ANSWERS FOR QUESTION 1 (PART III)
1 5 9 13
2 6 10 14
3 7 11 15
4 8 12


Question 2: Look at the sentences below. Read the text on the next page to decide if each
sentence is correct or incorrect. If it is correct, mark A at the end of each statement. If it is
incorrect, mark B at the end of each statement. (2pts)
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The stadium is taller than most other buildings in Cardiff.
_____
2
Seats were built before the first sporting event at Cardiff Arms Park.
_____
3
New rules meant fewer people would be able to watch a match in the stadium.
_____
4
The idea of building a new stadium in a different part of the city was
considered.
_____
5
It is possible to change the position of the roof depending on the weather.
_____
6
Seats in the middle of the stadium have a better view than those in the corners.
_____
7
The stadium is easy to reach by public transport.
_____
8
On a tour, it is possible to see the parts of the stadium used by players.
_____
9
The last tour finished at 4 pm on a Sunday.
_____
10
Tours should be booked and paid for by phone in advance.
_____

The millennium Stadium, Cardiff
A new sport stadium opened in Cardiff, capital of Wales, in June 1999. The stadium stands
proudly over the city as there aren’t many other high buildings. It was built on the site of the world-
famous Cardiff Arms Park rugby stadium.
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The original Cardiff Arms Park was a piece of ground next to the River Taff, given to the
city residents in 1803 by the Marquis of Bute. The idea was that it would be used for leisure
activities. The first sporting event on the piece of ground was in 1848 when a cricket match was
organized but it wasn’t until 1881 that the first seating area of 300 seats was built. Over the next
hundred years, Cardiff Arms Park became well known as a location for many important rugby
matches.
By the 1990s it had become clear that the stadium was no longer big enough. At that time,
there was room for 53,000 people in the Cardiff Stadium (including 11,000 standing). This total
number would soon be reduced by a law on safety which stopped people standing in stadiums.
A number of different choices were looked at. One was to expand the size of the existing
stadium, increasing the number of seats by one- third. Another suggestion was to find another site
somewhere in Cardiff to build a new stadium. But in the end it was decided to knock down the old
stadium and build a new one on the same site.
Work began on 27

April 1997. It was the first stadium in Britain to have a moving roof so the
whole stadium can be covered if it rained or the roof can be left open if it is fine. Another successful
design feature is that wherever you sit in the stadium you have an excellent view, even if you’re in
one of the corners.
The stadium is just a few minutes’ walk from the Central Station with bus stops nearby so it
is in a perfect location. If you happen to be in Cardiff, you can take a tour of the stadium. Climb to
the top and enjoy the views, run down the players’ tunnel and imagine yourself being cheered by
72,000 people or visit the changing rooms, training rooms and medical rooms. Tours take place
Monday- Saturday (first tour departs 10am, last tour departs 5pm), Sundays and public holidays
(first tour departs 10am, last tour departs 4pm), but there are no tours on match or event days. Tours
leave from Gate 3 (Westgate Street). You should arrive 10 minutes before departure of the tour and
payment is due upon arrival. For prices of a Millennium Stadium Tour call 029 1082 2228.
Question 2: Read the article about endangered species. For questions 1-6, choose the correct
answer: A, B, C or D.(1.2pts)
ENDANGERED SPECIES
In today’s world, thousands of plants and animals are in danger of extinction, and the number
of species at risk increases every year. Not all plants or animals existing in small numbers are
endangered as their population may not be decreasing or threatened. An endangered species is one
which is expected to die out within twenty years unless special measures are taken to protect it.
Endangered animals include blue whales, giant pandas, orangutans, rhinoceroses, snow leopards,
tigers and some species of crocodile. Endangered plants include some species of cactus.
Why are the above species of animal endangered? There are now legal limits on hunting, but
not all species are protected by law. Even when animals are legally protected. Illegal hunting for
fur, tusks and horns continues. Those animals that are not killed are captured and sent to zoos or
sold as pets. For example, the little blue macaw, a parrot native to Brazil, has been captured in such
numbers for private bird collections that it is almost extinct in the wild. In addition to this, many
species’ habitats are eliminated when people clear land in order to build on it
, or when they
introduce domestic and non-native animals which overgraze the vegetation and even prey on birds
and mammals which are already at risk of extinction.
Why is it important to save endangered species? Firstly, nature is delicately balanced, and the
extinction of one species may have a serious effect on others. Secondly, it is the fault of mankind
that so many species are endangered, so it is our responsibility to protect those species while we
still can. We must stop the hunting of wild animals and the destruction of the forests before it is too
late. It is worth making an effort- by saving endangered species we could be saving ourselves.