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KỲ THI CHỌN HỌC SINH GIỎI CẤP TRƯỜNG LỚP 9 THCS NĂM HỌC 2022-2023 

Môn: TIẾNG ANH 

Thời gian làm bài: 120 phút, không kể thời gian giao đề  ( Đề thi có 08 trang) 

Chú ý: – Thí sinh KHÔNG được sử dụng bất cứ tài liệu gì, kể cả từ điển.  – Thí sinh làm bài trực tiếp vào đề thi này. 

SECTION 1. LISTENING ( 2.0 points) 

I. You will hear a conversation in a Gym between a customer and a receptionist. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer. Write your answers in the space provided. (1 point) 

Name: 

Brad Simmons

Telephone number: 

(1)___________________

Email address: 

Brad07@ (2)______________________

Membership type: 

(3)_________________________________

Payment amount: 

(4) £_____________________________

INDUCTION DETAILS

Date and time: 

Saturday (5)_________________at 2.30p.m

Trainer 

Rob Ellis



Write your answers here: 

1. 

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2. 

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3. 

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4. 

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5. 

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II. You will hear a student called John talking to his classmate Dani about the details of his research project. For each question, choose the correct answer A, B, or C. Write your answers in the space provided. (1 point) 

6. The subjects in questionnaire are  

A. tourists in the hotel in this area. B. local residents. 

C. people who are living in this area. 

7. The results of the questionnaire should be 

A. directly entered into the computer. B. scored by hands. 

C. submitted directly to Professor Curran. 

8. Why should John give a copy of plans to the professor? 

A. to receive a good grade. B. to get advice C. to earn high praise. 9. How will the instructions be presented? 

A. given by a group representative 

B. given by all members of the group 

C. given by the professor. 

10. What does Danni suggest to John when those subjects receive the questionnaire? A. divide into 2 parts to argue. 

B. focus on the opinion of the interviewees 

C. take consideration of both side  

Write your answers here

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7. _________ 

8. _________ 

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SECTION 2: PHONETICS (1.0 points) 

III. Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the rest by  writing your answer (A, B, C or D) in the numbered box. (6 points) 

1. A. ethnic B. breathe C. marathon D. paths 2. A. surprised B. increased C. promised D. released 3. A. dosage B. vintage C. montage D. mortgage 

Write your answers here: 

1. __________ 

2. __________ 

3. __________



IV. Choose the word whose stress pattern is different from that of the others by writing  your answer (A, B, C or D) in the numbered box. (4 points) 

1. A. influential B. anonymous C. representative D. generosity 2. A. successfully B. economy C. presentation D. accompany Write your answers here: 

1. __________ 

2. __________



SECTION 3: LEXICO – GRAMMAR (7.0 points) 

V. Choose the best answer to complete each of the sentences by writing your answer (A, B,  C or D) in the numbered box. (6.0 points) 

1. Please don’t ________ a word of this to anyone else, it’s highly confidential. A. breathe B. pass C. speak D. mutter 2. We would like ________ to the president’s reception, but we weren’t. 

A. to be invited B. having been invited 

C. to have invited D. to have been invited 

3. As she didn’t understand the teacher’s question, she merely gave him a ________ look. A. hopeless B. dim C. blank D. clear 4. We are impressed by their flat because it is decorated in a ________ combination of colors. A. tasty B. tasteful C. garish D. galling 5. My boss’s demand ________ last month was really ridiculous. 

A. with us to all present at his house-warming party. 

B. we all would be present at his house-warming party. 

C. that we all be present at his house-warming party. 

D. whether we all were present at his house-warming party. 

6. Such____________ that he would stop at nothing. 

A. his ambition was B. did his ambition 

C. does his ambition D. was his ambition 

7. Scientists are now beginning to conduct experiments on____________ trigger different sorts of health risks. 

A. noise pollution can B. that noise pollution 

C. how noise pollution D. how noise pollution can 8. ____________, we all went home. 

A. Goodbye was said B. Goodbye had been said C. Goodbye said D. When goodbye said 

9. ~ “Goodbye, Susie!”. ~ “____________” 

A. So so B. The same C. Yeah D. So long 10. You ____________ the washing up. I could have done it to you 


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A. hadn’t to do B. needn’t have done 

C. couldn’t have done D. mustn’t have done 

11. He objects to ____________. 

A. his mistakes being laughed at B. laughing his mistakes at C. his mistakes laughing at D. his mistakes at laughing 12.The Imperial Citadel of Thang Long is a that consists of royal palaces and monuments. 

A. complex B. structure C. setting D. measure 13.The tram’s clanging sounds have gone deep into the of Hanoians. A. minds and souls B. hearts and minds 

C. hearts and bodies D. bodies and spirits 

14.My friends were all extremely when they heard I’d lost my job. A. tolerant B. obedient C. sympathetic D. confident 15.It was unprofessional casual clothes to the international conference. A. of her to wear B. for her wearing C. for her to wear D. of her wear 16.The very first metro is being built to the travel demands of Saigonese. A. solve B. make C. see D. meet 17. If you want a flat in the centre of the city, you have to pay through the ______ for it. A. teeth B. back of your head C. nose D. arm 18.Sally has an _____ command of the French language. 

A. extreme B. utter C. outstanding D. intensive 19. Staying in a hotel costs _______ renting a room in a dormitory for a week. A. as much as twice B. twice as much as C. twice more than D. twice as 20. ______with the size of the whole earth, the highest mountain does not seem high at all. A. When compared B. On comparing C. Having compared D. To compare 21. Larry _____ forgot where he’d left his keys. 

A. momentarily B. directly C. singularly D. shortly  22. The Earth will be a planet where human beings, animals and plants live in peaceful _____. A. cooperation B. coordination C. corporation D. coexistence 23. The aircraft, which originally headed ____ Heathrow, had to make an emergency landing at  Orly.  

A. for B. on C. at D. into  24. Under the weather or not, Ashcroft _____ 2 mins 13.8 secs, almost a second faster than her  winning time last year. 

A. set B. clocked C. gained D. took 

25. According to a Government spokesman, further _____ in the public sector are to be expected. A. cutbacks B. breakdowns C. out-takes D. layouts  26. Two close friends Tom and Kyle are talking about Kyle’s upcoming birthday. – Tom: “Can I bring a friend to your birthday party?” 

– Kyle: “____________” 

A. It’s my honour. B. Let’s do it then. C. The more the merrier D. That’s right. 27. I’ll have to go to the funeral of Ms Jane, a _______ of mine. 

A. heart to heart B. body and soul C. flesh and blood D. skin and bone 28. Not only__________ in the project, but she also wanted to become the leader. A. did Laura involve B. had Laura been involved C. was Laura involved D. Laura was involved 

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*Write your answer (A, B, C or D) in the numbered box to indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s) in the following sentence

29. Nowadays, there have still been some decisions by sports referees which are likely to be  either unsatisfactory or problematic

A. strict B. arguable C. tactful D. firm *Write your answer (A, B, C or D) in the numbered box to indicate the word(s) OPPOSITE in  meaning to the underlined word(s) in the following sentence. 

30. Spokesmen for the chemical industry mounted personal attacks against Carson and issued  propaganda to indicate that her findings were flawed

A. offensive B. logical C. deceptive D. faulty 

Write your answers here

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VI. Identify the mistake in each sentence by writing your answer (A, B, C or D) in the numbered box. (1.0 points) 

1. In the early grades, the academic performance of girls are equal to that of boys in Maths and  almost equal to boys in science. 

A. the early B. are C. that D. almost 2. Farm living has always been susceptible to unpredictable environment conditions, and in  times of drought, flood or pestilence, survival may become extremely problematic.  

A. susceptible B. environment C. pestilence D. problematic.  3. Electrical goods are almost doubles the price they were a few years ago.  A. Electrical B. are C. doubles D. a few  4. The film was a bit boring but at the end, the main characters had a happy ending.  A. a bit B. at the end C. characters D. ending. 5. Plants with short root systems are best suited for areas where do no t receive much rainfall.  A. short root systems B.suited C. where do not D. much . 

Write your answers here: 

1. __________ 

2. __________ 

3. __________ 

4. __________ 

5. __________



SECTION 4: READING (60 points) 

VII. Choose the best option (A, B, C or D) that fits the blank in the following passage. (2.0 points) 

II. Read the following passage and choose the word or phrase (A, B, C or D) that best fits the blank in the passage. Write your answers in the numbered box. (10 points) 

Cities are built to survive and prosper. Over the years, we have learned to (1) ______ our surroundings according to our needs. We have (2) ____ through mountains to make more land and created artificial islands to make skyscrapers. City planning, as an organized profession, has existed for less than a century. (3)_______, a considerable amount of evidence (both archaeological and historical) proves the existence of fully planned cities in ancient times. Over 

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the years, humans have made some mistakes (4) _______ using an excessive amount of resources for cities. This gives rise to the question of (5) ____ sustainable the cities of the future would be.  We might be looking at smart cities in which street lights would only switch on when you are close (6) ______. Traffic light would be eliminated by smart driving. The cities of the future would try to save our resources (7) ____ than deplete them. 

An example of an advanced city is Kansas. Plans are in place to make Kansas a smart (8) ______ city. Planners are considering introducing sensors to monitor the water mains. Warning would be issued to city officials when the (9) ______ requires repair or replacement. In this way, the city would never be at risk of having broken pipes.  

While the idea sounds fantastic, a large (10)______ of rational critique has called this plan an oversold dream. Amy Glasmier is an urban planning professor at MIT. She is a smart city skeptic who believes that all the research and talk is great but gravely oversold. 

1. A. transmit B. transfer C. transform D. transport 2. A. experienced B. cut C. decreased D. put  3. A. Moreover B. Therefore C. Although D. However 4. A. in terms of B. in place of C. with reference to D. in stead of 5. A. what B. how C. when D. which  6. A. at B. by C. of D. from  7. A. rather B. more C. fewer D. less  8. A. futurologist B. futurism C. futuristic D. futurology  9. A. construction B. research C. infrastructure D. dependence  10. A. number B. range C. percent D. amount  Write your answers here: 

1. __________ 

2. __________ 

3. __________ 

4. __________ 

5. __________

6. __________ 

7. __________ 

8. __________ 

9. __________ 

10. __________




VIII. Read the following passage and choose the item (A, B, C or D) that best answers each of the questions about it. (2.0 points) 

The languages spoken by early Europeans are still shrouded in mystery. There is no linguistic continuity between the languages of Old Europe (a term sometimes used for Europe between 7,000 and 3,000 B.C.) and the languages of the modern world, and we cannot yet translate the Old European script. Scholars have deciphered other ancient languages, such as Sumerian, Akkadian, and Babylonian, which used the cuneiform script, because of the fortuitous discovery of bilingual inscriptions. When cuneiform tablets were first discovered in the 18th century, scholars could not decipher them. Then inscriptions found in Iran at the end of the 18th century provided a link: these inscriptions were written in cuneiform and in two other ancient languages, Old Persian and New Elamite – languages that had already been deciphered. It took several decades, but scholars eventually translated the ancient cuneiform script via the more familiar Old Persian language. 

Similarly, the hieroglyphic writing of the Egyptians remained a mystery until French troops unearthed the famous Rosetta stone in the late 18th century. The stone carried the same message written in ancient Greek, Egyptian hieroglyphs, and Egyptian hieratic, a simplified form of hieroglyphs. The Rosetta stone thwarted scholars’ efforts for several decades until the early 19th century when several key hieroglyphic phrases were decoded using the Greek inscriptions. Unfortunately, we have no Old European Rosetta stone to chart correspondences between Old European script and the languages that replaced it. 

The incursions of Indo-European tribes into Old Europe from the late 5th to the early 3rd millennia B.C. caused a linguistic and cultural discontinuity. These incursions disrupted the Old European sedentary farming lifestyle that had existed for 3,000 years. As the Indo-Europeans 


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encroached on Old Europe from the east, the continent underwent upheavals. These severely affected the Balkans, where the Old European cultures abundantly employed script. The Old European way of life deteriorated rapidly, although pockets of Old European cultural remained for several millennia. The new peoples spoke completely different languages belonging to the Indo-European linguistic family. The Old European language or languages, and the script used to write them, declined and eventually vanished. 

1. What is the main topic of the passage? 

A. Reason for the failure to understand the written records of Old European culture. B. Influences on the development of Old European script. 

C. Similarities between Old European script and other ancient writing systems. D. Events leading to the discovery of Old European script. 

2. According to the passage, New Elamite is_________. 

A. a language that was used in Europe about 3,000 years ago 

B. a modern language that came from Old Persian 

C. one of the languages spoken by the Old Europeans 

D. a language that was understood by the late 18th century 

3. When does the passage suggest that ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic script was finally deciphered? 

A. At around the same time as cuneiform script was deciphered. 

B. Shortly before the Rosetta stone was unearthed. 

C. As soon as additional bilingual inscriptions became available to scholars. D. A few decades after the hieratic script was decoded. 

4. According to the passage, which of the following is TRUE of the Rosetta stone? A. It was found by scholars trying to decode ancient languages. 

B. It contains two versions of hieroglyphic script. 

C. Several of its inscriptions were decoded within a few months of its discovery. D. Most of its inscriptions have still not been decoded. 

5. According to the passage, scholars were able to decipher cuneiform form with the help of_________. 

A. the Sumerian, Akkadian, and Babylonian languages 

B. Old Persian 

C. tablets written in Old European 

D. languages spoken in 18th century Iran 

6. The word “fortuitous” in the 1st paragraph is closest in meaning to_________. A. important B. immediate C. early D. lucky 7. The word “them” in the 1st paragraph refers to_________. 

A. Sumerian, Akkadian, and Babylonian B. bilingual inscriptions 

C. cuneiform tablets D. scholars 

8. The word “thwarted” in the 2nd paragraph is closest in meaning to_________. A. continued B. influenced C. encouraged D. frustrated 9. According to the passage, Indo-European incursions caused Old European population to________. 

A. separated into different tribes B. move eastward 

C. change their ways of living and obtain food D. start recording historical events in writing 

10. The author mentions the Balkans in the passage in order to explain why_________. A. Indo-European languages were slow to spread in Old Europe 

B. the inhabitants of Old Europe were not able to prevent Indo-European incursions C. the use of the Old European script declined 

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Write your answers here: 

1. __________ 

2. __________ 

3. __________ 

4. __________ 

5. __________

6. __________ 

7. __________ 

8. __________ 

9. __________ 

10. __________



IX. Read the passage below and fill each numbered blank with ONE suitable word. Write your  answer in the numbered box. (20 points) 

Surely one of the most amazing sights on Earth is the display of natural light in the night sky known (1)…………. the Northern Lights. It is something everyone should see (2)…………. least once in their life. 

These lights, (3) …………. are mainly visible in Arctic region, are caused when materialfrom the sun reaches the Earth’s magnetic field. On the (4) …………. the mos sometimes blue or purple lights can be seen. They often look like brightly coloured clouds dancing across the sky, in displays that can last several hours. 

(5) …………. you want to observe the Northern Lights, it’s best to get as close to the North Pole as possible during the winter, in (6) …………. of the extreme cold. Seeing the lights in the short Arctic summer is not really possible in view of the fact that they are only visible in darkness, and during the months (7) …………. the sun never sets there is daylight 24 hours a day. 

Weather conditions also (8) …………. a big difference. The lights cannot be seen (9) …………. the sky is clear, so there must be no fog or heavy clouds. Bright moonlight can also reduce the intensity of the lights and because of (10) …………. you should avoid any nights that have a full moon. 

Write your answers here: 

1. __________ 

2. __________ 

3. __________ 

4. __________ 

5. __________

6. __________ 

7. __________ 

8. __________ 

9. __________ 

10. __________



SECTION 5: WRITING (4.0 points) 

X. Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means exactly the same as the sentence printed before it. (1.0 points)  

1. If my father hadn’t helped me yesterday, I wouldn’t have finished this project. Had it________________________________________________________________________ 2. The soldiers entered the castle while it was dark. 

Under _____________________________________________________________________ 3. She never seems to succeed even though she works hard. 

Hard ________________________________________________________________________ 4. It is said that the thief stole everything in the house 

Everything ___________________________________________________________________ 5. He is irresponsible, so he cannot complete most of the assignments. 

On __________________________________________________________________________ 

XI. Complete the second sentence in such a way that it has the same meaning as the one  before it, using the word given in brackets. Do not change the word. (1.0 point) 1. I’m never going to forget to consider Darren’s views when I make a decision again.  ACCOUNT 

That’s the last time I _______________________________________ when I make a decision.  2. Someone paid five thousand pounds for the painting. WENT 

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The painting ____________________________________five thousand pounds. 3. I’m sure Nancy is still presuming that the party starts at nine. IMPRESSION I’m sure Nancy _______________________________________ that the party starts at nine.  4. I really don’t know what you’re talking about. FAINTEST  

 I don’t ______________________________________what you’re talking about. 5. I told Jeanne, thinking that she’d be supportive- how wrong I was! BELIEF I told Jeanne _______________________________________ that she’d be supportive- how  wrong I was! 

XII. Write a paragraph (from 120 to 150 words) to tell your own opinion about the following statement “Books are the best source of knowledge.” (2.0 points) …………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………… -The end- 

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