Đề thi chọn học sinh giỏi môn Tiếng Anh lớp 9

Do you think computer games are just for kids? Then you should think again. You might be (61) ____________to learn that the games industry now makes more money than Hollywood. (62)__________ a family buys a new PC, all they really want to do is to play games.

It is hardly surprising that video gaming has (63) __________ one of the most popular forms of entertainment today. A good game is like a good film; it will hold your (64) _________, capture your imagination and play with your emotions.

The big (65) __________, however, is that watching a movie is a passive pastime. You have not to say how the plot (66) __________ or which characters dominate the story. (67)_________ computer games, you direct the action and that is what makes them so exciting. Finding the right game is likely to signal the beginning of a lasting love (68)_________ with the interactive world of make – believe . It is wrong to think (69)__________ gaming as something simply for children and teenagers. In fact , the (70)_________ growth area of the market is the 35-35 age group.

 

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SỞ GIÁO DỤC VÀ ĐÀO TẠO TUYÊN QUANG ĐỀ THI CHỌN HỌC SINH GIỎI LỚP 9 THCS CẤP TỈNH Năm học 2007-2008 Môn thi: Tiếng Anh Thời gian: 90 phút . (Không kể thời gian giao đề) Đề này có 07 trang (Thí sinh làm bài trên tờ đề thi) Đề chính thức Điểm của toàn bài thi Họ, tên, chữ ký Số phách (Do trưởng ban chấm thi ghi) Bằng số Bằng chữ - Giám khảo số 1 : ................................................................. - Giám khảo số 2 : .................................................................. SECTION I: LISTENING COMPREHENSION (2,4 points) (Listen to this piece and do the following tasks – You will hear each part twice) Part 1: Listen and number the pictures in the order you hear. Answers: 1_________ 2__________ 3__________ 4__________ 5_________ 6___________ Part 2: Listen again and fill in the blanks with the exact words you hear. 7. The weekend picnic I enjoyed most was just _______________________ weeks ago. 8. My class decided to pay ___________________________ to the Botanical Garden. 9. We met at the _________________________________ on time. 10. We made a short_______________________________ round the garden. 11. One of the boys brought along his_______________________ and we sang our favourite songs. 12. In the afternoon, we went on ____________________________ more games. SECTION II: VOCABULARY AND GRAMMAR (9,6 points) Part 1: Choose the best answer by circling its corresponding letter A, B, C or D. 13. I think that spring is the nicest ________ of the year. A. term B. reason C. season D. period 14. Don't buy that dress________ you really like it. A. unless B. if C. provided that D. so long as 15. We listened to the weather________to find out if it was going to rain. A. foreteller B. prediction C. warning D. forecast 16. When the wheat is ripe, the farmers will ________ it. A. reap B. gather C. harvester D. pick 17. She is ________a kind girl that everybody loves her. A. so B. such C. very D. too 18. Maria Roberts left her home in Leeds last week and nobody________her since then. A. see B. have seen C. has seen D. saw 19. You will see him when he ________here tomorrow. A. to come B. has come C. will come D. comes 20. His telephone doesn't work and mine doesn't ________. A. neither B. either C. so D. too 21. These clothes are _________cleaner than the others. A. much B. many C. so D. very 22. The fire ________out when they were having dinner A. breaks B. was breaking C. has broken D. broke 23. My brother is very _______of music. A. fond B. enjoyed C. like D. interested 24. William is big _____ his age. A. by B. for C. with D. through 25. Why are you _____ such a hurry? A. with B. by C. on D. in 26. We spent a ……………….trip at Nha Trang beach last summer. A. four-days B. four-day C. fourth-day D. fourth-days 27. My mother often spends two hours a day ……………….. the housework. A. to do B. does C. doing D. to be doing 28. This is Mrs Lan …………………son is our new English teacher. A. who B. whom C. that D. whose 29. When we arrived at the station, my friends………………………….. A. had left B. have left C. having left D. left 30. Would you mind …………………..me about your story? A. to tell B. telling C. told D. to be telling 31. I used to ………………….. football with my friends after school when we were boys. A. played B. play C. playing D. be played 32. She is not very beautiful…………………she is intelligent. A. but B. so C. and D. therefore 33. This food tastes very ……………………….. A. well B. better C. good D. badly 34. She told me that she _______ my sister the week before. A. had seen B. would meet C. saw D. has seen 35. He preferred__________ television to _________ to the cinema. A. watching/ go B. to watch/ go C. to watch/ going D. watching/ going 36. She was told____________ the office phone for personal calls. A. don’t use B. not to use C. not using D. not use 37. I have three brothers, ____________ are businessmen. A. who they all B. that all of them C. all of whom D. who all of them 38. I wish I ___________ there yesterday afternoon! A. was B. had been C. were D. would have been 39. Either John or his brothers ___________ the key to the car. A. have taking B. has taken C. have taken D. has been taken 40. The job offer was too good for him to turn _______________. A. down B. out C. off D. away 41. This house needs____________. A. to repaint B. repainted C. to be repainting D. repainting 42. Thanks to the development of the internet, we can now get access to __________ newspapers. A. electrical B. electronic C. electric D. electricity 43. I bumped into Janet quite _________ chance when I was shopping in London. A. by B. at C. on D. with 44. If you heat an ice-cream, it _______ into water. A. turns B. would turn C. turned D. turning 45. Mary scarcely goes out at night, _____________? A. doesn’t she B. does she C. did she D. didn’t she 46. Let’s go swimming this afternoon, ____________? A. do you B. will we C. do we D. shall we 47. ................. beautiful your mother is! A. What B. How C. How much D. How many 48. It’s no use………English if you don’t try to speak it too. A. to learn B. learned C. learning D. learn 49. Nam has ....................... money that he can’t afford to buy food. A. so few B. so many C. so little D. so much 50. A good friend will stand ............... you when you are having trouble. A. by B. out C. against D. in Part 2: Give the correct forms of words in the brackets 51. It is almost ___________________for young people leaving school to get a job. POSSIBLE 52. It was _________________________ of you to make fun of him like that. KIND 53. Elvis Presley was a ______________________ pop singer. FAME 54. There was some new ________________________ in the laboratory EQUIP 55. I have an _________________________ to the party tonight. INVITE 56. In England there is no postal ________________________ on Sunday. DELIVER 57. His attempt to break the world record was sadly _____________________. SUCCESS 58. We bought this house at a ________________________ price. REASON 59. I caught the train at the ___________________ station. CENTRE 60. I met some ___________________at the park last week. FOREIGN SECTION III: READING COMPREHENSION (4 points) Part 1: Read the following passage then choose the best word to fill in the gap by circling its corresponding letter A, B, C, or D. Do you think computer games are just for kids? Then you should think again. You might be (61) ____________to learn that the games industry now makes more money than Hollywood. (62)__________ a family buys a new PC, all they really want to do is to play games. It is hardly surprising that video gaming has (63) __________ one of the most popular forms of entertainment today. A good game is like a good film; it will hold your (64) _________, capture your imagination and play with your emotions. The big (65) __________, however, is that watching a movie is a passive pastime. You have not to say how the plot (66) __________ or which characters dominate the story. (67)_________ computer games, you direct the action and that is what makes them so exciting. Finding the right game is likely to signal the beginning of a lasting love (68)_________ with the interactive world of make – believe . It is wrong to think (69)__________ gaming as something simply for children and teenagers. In fact , the (70)_________ growth area of the market is the 35-35 age group. 61. A. concerned B. admired C. surprised D. startled 62. A. As soon as B. As well as C. As far as D. As long as 63. A. begun B. grown C. sounded D. become 64. A. gaze B. attention C. breath D. control 65. A. gap B. variety C. difference D. direction 66. A. becomes B. develops C. turns D. produces 67. A. Along B. With C. For D. About 68. A. match B. story C. secret D. affair 69. A. of B. on C. at D. off 70. A. longest B. widest C. biggest D. deepest Part 2: Read the following passage then decide which the best choice is by circling the best answer A, B, C or D. Alexander Graham Bell was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in the nineteenth century, and later came to the United States. Several members of his family did a great deal to encourage him in the field of science. His father was most instrumental by supervising his work with the deaf. While he dealt with the deaf and investigated the science of acoustics, his studies eventually led to invention of the multiple telegraph and his greatest invention - the telephone. The last quarter century of his life was dedicated to advances of aviation. 71. What was considered to be Alexander Graham Bell’s greatest invention? A. Multiple telegraph B. aviation C. telephone D. acoustics 72. To what did Bell dedicated the last years of his life? A. acoustical science B. aviation C. adventure D. architecture 73. What can we conclude about Alexander Graham Bell? A. He worked very hard, but never achieved success. B. He spent so many years working in aviation because he wanted to be a pilot. C. He dedicated his life to science and the well-being of mankind D. He worked with the deaf so that he could invent the telephone. 74. Which of the following statement is NOT true? A. Bell was born in the 19th century. B. Bell worked with the deaf. C. Bell experimented with science of acoustics. D. Bell invented multiple telegraph. 75. How many years did Bell dedicate to aviation? A. 100 B. 25 C. 35 D. 50 Part 3: Read the following passage then decide which the best choice is by circling the best answer A, B, C or D. I know that it is my job to make sure that everything goes well for the tourists and I feel I work hard for the company. I cannot be blamed for last week. I met the group at the airport and took them to the coach. The coach driver was a bit annoyed because the flight was late. But it wasn't far to the hotel and everyone was looking forward to their dinner. We hadn't used the Hotel Riviera before but our normal one had a conference in it so it was fully booked. When I announced our arrival at the reception desk, they said they were full. I had booked rooms for the group but the manager said they were cancelled by phone a few days before. He insisted that he recognized my voice and that I had made the phone call. We had a bit of an argument but they obviously didn't have enough rooms. In the end, the manager phoned hotels in the town and found rooms for everyone but in four different hotels. By this time, the coach had gone, so we had to get taxis and some of the tourists started to get very angry with me. I still don't know who made that phone call but it definitely wasn't me. 76. What is the writer trying to do? A. argue B. apologize C. explain D. complain 77. Who was the text written to? A. one of the tourists B. the writer's employer C. the hotel manager D. the coach company 78. Why weren't there any rooms available at the Hotel Riviera? A. A conference was taking place there. B. There were more people in the group than expected. C. Someone had forgotten to book them. D. Someone had said they were not needed. 79. What happened in the end? A. The tourists got angry with the hotel manager. B. The tourists couldn't stay together. C. The writer found other hotels with rooms. D. The writer called the coach driver back. 80. Which of the following diaries was written by one of the tourists? A. Someone had made a mistake with our hotel booking and the hotel had given our rooms to other people. B. The hotel we were taken to wasn't good enough so we asked to change to a different one. C. We got to the airport and had to wait for the coach. So it was really late when we got to the hotel. D. The coach driver took us to the wrong hotel and they knew nothing about us. IV. WRITING (4 points) Part 1: Rewrite the following sentences, beginning with given words, so that the meaning stay the same. 81. “Don’t forget to put your name on the top of the page” he said to her He reminded _____________________________________________________________________ 82. “Why don’t you take the rest of the day off?” my assistant said to me My assistant advised ______________________________________________________________ 83. May I borrow your pen? Would you mind _________________________________________________________________? 84. She is exhausted today because she did not get any sleep last night. Had ____________________________________________________________________________ 85. Nobody in my class is more talented than Jane. Jane is __________________________________________________________________________ 86. We arrived too late to see the first film. We didn’t _______________________________________________________________________ 87. He couldn’t afford to buy the car. The car _________________________________________________________________________ 88. Despite feeling cold, we kept walking. Although _______________________________________________________________________ 89. We spent five hours getting to London. It took _________________________________________________________________________ 90. People think that Mr Lam was a doctor Mr Lam _______________________________________________________________________ Part 2: Using the given suggestions to complete the following letter. Dear Jane, 91. I/ write/ tell/ how much I enjoy/ few hours I spend/ you and/ family yesterday evening. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………............…………………………………………………………………… 92. I /be/ England since/ beginning/ October and this /be/ first invitation to dinner/ English family. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………............…………………………………………………………………… 93. I find/ conversation most interesting and /I /be/ glad/ practice/ English. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………............…………………………………………………………………… 94. I /also like/ congratulate you/ excellent cooking. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………............…………………………………………………………………… 95. I /be /very grateful/ all/ helpful information you give me/ courses/ English. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………............…………………………………………………………………… 96. I hope / find / suitable school/ next few days. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………............…………………………………………………………………… 97. You /give/ best wishes/ husband and children? ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………............…………………………………………………………………… 98. Thank you again/ extremely pleasant evening. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 99. I look forward/ see you next month. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 100. Yours/ sincerely ………………………………............…………………………………………………………………… Maria THE END

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