Đề thi Chuyên Tiếng Anh, Tiếng Pháp vào Trường THPT Chuyên Vĩnh Phúc năm học 2023-2024

Đề thi Chuyên Tiếng Anh, Tiếng Pháp vào Trường THPT Chuyên Vĩnh Phúc năm học 2023-2024

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(Dành cho thí sinh thi vào lớp chuyên Tiếng Anh và chuyên Tiếng Pháp) Thời gian làm bài: 150 phút (không kể thời gian phát đề) 

PART A. LISTENING. You will listen to each section TWICE. 

Section 1. Questions 1-10. 

Complete the form below. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for  each answer. 



Ralph Pearson

Contact address 

Telephone number

1. _______________________ Drayton DR6 8AB 01453 586098

Name of group 

Description of group

Community Youth Theatre Group 

amateur theatre group (2. members) involved in drama activities and 3. _______________

Amount of money requested Description of project 

Money needed for

4. ______________________________ 

to produce a short 5. _____________ play for young children • 6. ____________________ for scenery 

• costumes 

• cost of 7. ______________________ 

• 8. ____________________________ 

• Sundries

How source of funding will be credited  

acknowledged in the 9. ____________________________ given to audience

Other organisations approached for funding (and outcome) 

National Youth Services- money was 10. _____________________________

Section 2. Questions 11-15. 

Listen to the talk and choose the correct answer A, B or C. 

11. We are all present hedonists ___________. 

A. at school 

B. at birth 

C. while eating and drinking 

12. American boys drop out of school at a higher rate than girls because ___________. A. they need to be in control of the way they learn 

B. they play video games instead of doing school work 

C. they are not as intelligent as girls 

13. Present-orientated children ___________ . 

A. do not realise present actions can have negative future effects 

B. are unable to learn lessons from past mistakes 

C. know what could happen if they do something bad, but do it anyway 

14. If Americans had an extra day per week, they would spend it ___________. A. working harder 

B. building relationships 

C. sharing family meals 

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15. Understanding how people think about time can help us ___________. A. become more virtuous 

B. work together better 

C. identify careless or ambitious people 

Section 3. Questions 16-20. 

You will hear an interview with a young film director, Lauren Casio. Listen and choose the  correct answer A, B, C or D. 

16. Lauren was encouraged to follow a career as a film because her teacher ____________. A. could see that she had potential 

B. found her early attempts highly original 

C. were impressed by her level of motivation 

D. appreciated her ability to work within a budget 

17. How does Lauren respond when asked about critics of film school? 

A. She think they would benefit from going to one. 

B. She defends the record of the one that she attended. 

C. She agrees that it's less useful for certain types of work. 

D. She regrets that it is the only option for poorer students. 

18. Lauren didn't start making full-length feature films sooner because________________. A. she wanted to be sure of her ability first 

B. she had a bad experience with an early attempt 

C. she wasn't lucky enough to have the opportunity 

D. she didn't manage to find the financial backing she needed 

19. How does Lauren feel now about the film Hidden Valley Dreams? 

A. She regrets the setting she chose for it. 

B. She regards it as being far from perfect. 

C. She's surprised that it's proved so popular. 

D. She wishes she'd spent more time on the plot. 

20. How does Lauren feel when she goes to give talks in schools? 

A. She feels unsure whether to reveal her humble background. 

B. She feels worried that she might give the kids unrealistic ambitions. 

C. She feels slightly uncomfortable with the idea of being a role model. 

D. She feels concerned that she may not command the respect of the students. 


Section 1. Questions 1-20. 

Choose the correct answer A, B, C or D to each of the following questions and write your  answers in the corresponding numbered boxes provided. 

1. ______ a scholarship, I entered the frightening and unknown territory of private education.  A. To award B. To be awarded C. Having awarded D. Having been awarded  2. If you ______ a habit of investing some of your spare income, you'll be pleasantly surprised how  much can build up. 

A. make B. get C. break D. become 

3. The reason for the sitter's smile in the Mona Lisa is still something of _______.  A. a paradox B. an enigma C. a deception D. an illusion 4. Bill's mother won't let him go out with his friends _______. 

A. after he had finished his homework B. once he finished his homework C. until he has finished his homework D. when he finished his homework 5. The volunteers involved in the sustainability project live in a small settlement designed as a ____ society where everyone is equal. 

A. classic B. classy C. classical D. classless

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6. The locks to the doors of the building are controlled _______. 

A. mainly B. centrally C. solidly D. completely 7. Let's __________ the grammar one more time before the test. 

A. go down with B. go over C. go off D. go back 

8. Having never worked on a major newspaper before, he was all at ________ when he first started. A. loss B. water C. coast D. sea 

9. Medicine ______ in the pharmacy on the ground floor is cheap and good. A. is brought B. bought C. is bringing D. bringing 10. A: “This computer program would be a great way to brush up on my Italian, wouldn't it?”  B: “________ with your pronunciation.” 

A. It was because it can't help B. What it can't do is help 

C. All it can't help is D. The thing that it can't help 

11. The bank is reported in the local newspaper _____ in broad daylight yesterday. A. to be robbed B. to have been robbed 

C. robbed D. having been robbed 

12. Many young people in the West are expected to leave ______ could be life's most important  decision - marriage - almost entirely up to luck.  

A. what B. that C. which D. who 

13. They're unhappy about the extra hours they've been asked to work and they're making _____  about it. 

A. a song and dance B. an album and show 

C. a record and ballet D. a track and tango 

14. He's so ambitious that he'll do anything to _____ his career, even at the expense of others. A. enlarge B. widen C. further D. expand 

15. The announcement about job losses has ______ consequences for the firm. A. hard-hitting B. far-reaching C. never-ending D. wide-ranging 16. This disagreement is likely to ______ relations between the two countries. A. disaffect B. alienate C. sour D. estrange 17. She seems to be angry with the whole world. She's got a chip _______. 

A. on her shoulder B. in her bonnet C. under her hat D. between the ears 18. _______ your effort and talent, we wonder if you can work full time for us. A. In the event that B. Regardless of 

C. With respect to D. On behalf of 

19. Why he killed himself seems a secret, ________? 

A. didn't he B. doesn't he C. doesn't it D. didn't it? 20. Due to the nature of the earthquake, a much larger _______of the population might be affected. A. segment B. density C. division D. totality 

Section 2. Questions 1-5. 

There are FIVE mistakes corresponding to five questions from 1 to 5 in the following paragraph.  Identify and correct them. 

 Having a pet brings numerous benefits and enhances our overall well-being.  Firstly, pets provide companionship and unconditional love. Their presence must  alleviate feelings of loneliness and provide a sense of comfort and security.  Interacting with pets can also reduce stress levels and lower blood pressure. Regular  physical activity with pets, such as walking or playing, promote exercise and leads to  improved cardiovascular health. Moreover, pets can be great sources of emotional  support and help combat symptoms of anxiety and depress. Their playful and  affectionate nature can uplift our mood and bring joy to our lives. Additionally,  owning a pet encourages responsibility and teaches important life skills, especially to  children, as they learn to care for and nurture another living being. Furthermore, pets  can foster social connections by providing opportunities for social interactions with  other pet owners. Overall, a presence of a pet enriches our lives and contributes to a  happy and healthier lifestyle. 

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Section 3. Questions 1-10. 

Complete each of the sentences in the following passage with the correct form of the word  given in CAPITALS. 


Coffee is probably one of the most popular drinks in the world, especially in the mornings when  people need something to perk them up and assist them with getting on with their days. For many of  us, it would simply be (1. CONCEIVE) ________________ to start the day without at least one  cup of roasting-hot coffee, but do we really need it? Obviously, (2. CURE) _____________ coffee  addicts will tell you that a hit of caffeine is not only pleasant, but an essential part of their morning  routine, largely because people believe that it is coffee that makes them (3. INDUSTRY) ______________, fully functioning members of society. However, the health effects of coffee are  (4. CONTROVERSY) ________________, which is why an increasing number of people are  turning to (5. CAFFEINE) _______________ versions, or even drinks such as green tea. Coffee  can have negative consequences for people who are prone to (6. ANXIOUS) _____________ or  restlessness, and it also becomes a habit that is hard to break. People who drink coffee regularly  find it literally (7. RESIST) ________________, and stopping can lead to withdrawal symptoms.  Perhaps this (8. REALISE) _____________ is also a reason why people are turning to alternatives.  Nobody wants to be addicted to something, albeit (9. CONSCIOUS) _____________. This interest  in alternative choice is, of course, a good idea, but although coffee is occasionally disparaged by the  press and health professionals alike, it also has some clearly beneficial (10. CHARACTER) ______________. Studies have shown that coffee can help protect people from numerous illnesses,  such as diabetes and Alzheimer's.  


Section 1. Questions 1-8. 

Read the following passage and write the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the  correct answer to each of the questions. 

Preschools – educational programs for children under the age of five – differ significantly from  one country to another according to the views that different societies hold regarding the purpose of  early childhood education. For instance, in a cross-country comparison of preschools in China,  Japan, and the United States, researchers found that parents in the three countries view the purpose  of preschools very differently. Whereas parents in China tend to see preschools primarily as a way  of giving children a good start academically, Japanese parents view them primarily as a way of  giving children the opportunity to be members of a group. In the United States, in comparison,  parents regard the primary purpose of preschools as making children more independent and self reliant, although obtaining a good academic start and having group experience are also important. 

While many programs designed for preschoolers focus primarily on social and emotional factors,  some are geared mainly toward promoting cognitive gains and preparing preschoolers for the  formal instruction they will experience when they start kindergarten. In the United States, the best known program designed to promote future academic success is Head Start. Established in the  1960s when the United States declared the War on Poverty, the program has served over 13 million  children and their families. The program, which stresses parental involvement, was designed to 

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serve the “whole child”, including children's physical health, self-confidence, social responsibility,  and social and emotional development. 

Whether Head Start is seen as successful or not depends on the lens through which one is  looking. If, for instance, the program is expected to provide long-term increases in IQ (intelligence  quotient) scores, it is a disappointment. Although graduates of Head Start programs tend to show  immediate IQ gains, these increases do not last. On the other hand, it is clear that Head Start is  meeting its goal of getting preschoolers ready for school. Preschoolers who participate in Head Start  are better prepared for future schooling than those who do not. Furthermore, graduates of Head  Start programs have better future school grade. Finally, some research suggests that ultimately Head  Start graduates show higher academic performance at the end of high school, although the gains are  modest. 

In addition, results from other types of preschool readiness programs indicate that those who  participate and graduate are less likely to repeat grades, and they are more likely to complete school  than readiness program, for every dollar spent on the program, taxpayers saved seven dollars by the  time the graduates reached the age of 27. 

The most recent comprehensive evaluation of early intervention programs suggests that, taken  as a group, preschool programs can provide significant benefits, and that government funds invested  early in life may ultimately lead to a reduction in future costs. For instance, compared with children  who did not participate in early intervention programs, participants in various programs showed  gains in emotional or cognitive development, better educational outcomes, increased economic self 

sufficiency, reduced levels of criminal activity, and improved health-related behaviors. Of course,  not every program produced all these benefits, and not every child benefited to the same extent.  Furthermore, some researchers argue that less-expensive programs are just as good as relatively  expensive ones, such as Head Start. Still, the results of the evaluation were promising, suggesting  that the potential benefits of early intervention can be substantial. 

Not everyone agrees that programs that seek to enhance academic skills during the preschool  years are a good thing. In fact, according to developmental psychologist David Elkind, United  States society tends to push children so rapidly that they begin to feel stress and pressure at a young  age. Elkind argues that academic success is largely dependent upon factors out of parents' control,  such as inherited abilities and a child's rate of maturation. Consequently, children of a particular age  cannot be expected to master educational material without taking into account their current level of  cognitive development. In short, children require development appropriate educational practice,  which is education that is based on both typical development and the unique characteristics of a  given child. 

1. According to paragraph 1, parents in Japan tend to think of preschool primarily as a place where  children can _____________. 

A. get a good academic start B. expand their emotional development C. become more independent D. experience being part of a group 2. It can be inferred from paragraph 2 that the Head Start program was designed to serve children  who ___________. 

A. come from families that do not have a lot of money 

B. are not doing very well in kindergarten 

C. were born in the 1950s 

D. need programs that focus primarily on social and emotional factors 

3. According to paragraph 3, the Head Start program had NOT been successful at which of the  following? 

A. Helping children adjust to school. 

B. Providing long-term increase in IQ scores. 

C. Improving school performance throughout high school. 

D. Preventing children from being placed in special-education classes.

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4. In paragraph 4, the author mentions the “results from other types of readiness programs”  to _________. 

A. provide support for the idea that preschool readiness programs have been somewhat  successful 

B. question the idea that Head Start is more effective than other preschool readiness programs C. indicate school completion is usually the most reliable indicator of success in most readiness  programs 

D. emphasize that participating in readiness programs can be increased if costs are reduced 5. According to paragraph 4, a cost-benefit analysis of one preschool readiness program revealed  that ________. 

A. only one dollar's worth of benefit was gained for every seven dollars spent on the program B. the benefits of the program lasted only until the participants reached age 27 C. taxpayers saved seven dollars for every dollar spent on the program 

D. to be successful, the program would need to receive about seven times as much money as it  currently receives 

6. The word “comprehensive” in the passage is CLOSEST in meaning to ____________. A. easily understood B. thorough C. respectable D. objective 7. Paragraph 5 mentions that participants in early intervention programs have been shown to do all  of the following better than nonparticipants EXCEPT________. 

A. take care of their health B. support themselves financially C. take care of their own children D. have increased emotional development 8. According to paragraph 5, which of the following is TRUE about the benefits of early  intervention programs? 

A. These programs produce good short-term benefits but few long-term benefits. B. Only the most expensive programs provide substantial benefits. 

C. The Head Start program provides a range of benefits that no other program can provide. D. Some children benefit more than others do from these programs. 

Section 2. Questions 9-15. 

Read the following passage and fill in each blank with ONE most suitable word.  

Throughout our lives, right from the moment when as infants we cry to express our hunger, we  are engaged in social interaction of one form or another. Each and (9.) ____________ time we  encounter fellow human beings, some kinds of social interaction will take place, (10.) ___________  it's getting on a bus and paying the fare for the journey, or socializing with friends. It goes without  saying, therefore, that we need the ability to communicate. Without some methods of transmitting intentions, we would be at a(n) (11.) ___________ loss when it came to interacting socially. 

Communication involves the exchange of information which can be anything from a gesture to a  friend signalling boredom to the presentation of a university thesis (12.) ____________ may only  ever be read by a handful of others, or it could be something in between the two. Our (13.) ____________ developed languages set us (14.) ____________ from animals. But for these  languages, we could not communicate sophisticated or abstract ideas. Nor could we talk or write  about people or objects not immediately present. (15.) ____________ we restricted to discussing  objects already present, we would be able to make abstract generalizations about the world. 

Section 3. Questions 16-20. 

Read the following passage and write the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the  correct word or phrase that best fits each of the numbered blanks. 


In the early morning of 23 January, 2009, the most powerful storm for a decade hit western  France. With wind speeds in (16.) ________ of 120 miles per hour, it flattened forests, brought  down power lines and caused massive destruction to buildings and roads. But it also left behind an  extraordinary creation. Seven miles out to sea at the (17.) ________ where the Atlantic Ocean  meets the estuary of the River Gironde, a small island had (18.) _________ out of water. Locals 

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soon gave it the name The Mysterious Isle. What was so remarkable, apart from its sudden  apparition, was the fact that the island remained intact in what is often quite a hostile sea  environment. It could well become a permanent feature. 

Scientists (19.) ________ realised that the island's appearance offered a unique opportunity to  study the creation and development of a new ecosystem. Within months, it had been colonised by  seabirds, insects and vegetation. Unfortunately, however, they were not alone in (20.) ________ the  island attractive. It became increasingly difficult to protect the site from human visitors. In its first  year, day trippers came in powered dinghies, a parachute club used it as a landing strip, a rave party  was even held there one night. 

16. A. surplus B. advance C. excess D. put 17. A. scene B. mark C. stage D. point 18. A. risen B. growth C. lifted D. surfaced 19. A. quickly B. briskly C. hastily D. speedily 20. A. regarding B. finding C. seeking D. deciding 

Section 4. Questions 21-30. 

Read an article in which four tourist guides talk about their work and choose from the people (A D). The people may be chosen more than once. 


Four guides describe the benefits and drawbacks of taking tourists to some of the world's most  scenic, beautiful but different terrain. 

A. Torfi from Iceland 

The worst thing about being a guide in Iceland is when people haven't bothered to bring the right  clothes for the weather. We like to say that there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad  equipment. I haven't had any disasters but funny moments and blunders are endless: locking myself  out of the car in a mind-numbing blizzard, taking folks hiking over a mountain when the schedule  clearly said we should have been going rafting, being stranded on a glacier in a blizzard with a  broken-down car for 16 hours. This is a job that provides a stream of good memories and  friendship. The river Hvitá is my favourite place for white-water rafting. I'd also recommend a visit  to the glacier to hike across the ice you won't be able to do that for much longer as the ice is melting  at an alarming rate. 

B. Tulga from Mongolia 

When I became a guide I had virtually no training at all, just a two-hour lecture about what not to  do. I had to learn from my mistakes. There were four Swiss people on my first trip. When I met  them, I said: 'Hi guys.' They gave me a strange look. I asked if there was anything wrong but they  said: 'No, no problem.' After two days, one of them explained, 'Guys means "goats" in our  language.' I felt terrible. On a later trip, clients were upset because they were meant to see an ice  gorge in the Gobi desert but our vehicle broke down and we didn't get there so they demanded half  their money back. On a happier note, I once guided a family whose son had behavioural problems,  and the child improved so much during the trip that a documentary was made about him called The  Horse Boy. 

C. Ngima from Nepal 

I used to watch the trekkers going through my village to the mountain peak situated just above it  and that made me want to become a guide. The house where I grew up was on the old trekking path  to Everest base camp. This is the route Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay took to  become the first people to climb Everest. We saw an inspiring video about them at school. On my  first job as a lead guide, as we crossed the difficult Tashi Lapsa pass we had very heavy snowfall  and one of our porters had to be rescued by helicopter because he got frostbite and snow-blindness.  We have many beautiful places in Nepal but my favourite trek is up Mera Peak - from the summit  you can see five mountains above 8,000m, including Everest.

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D. José from Peru 

I was working in a factory when a school friend who was a river guide took me on an expedition.  The moment our boat set off down the river I knew I had found the job for me. After two months of  training, I guided my first group. Ten years later, one of my hands was badly damaged in an  accident so it was impossible for me to continue. My boss suggested I use my legs rather than my  arms, and this was the start of my life as a trek leader. You have to deal with lots of situations you  hadn't anticipated would occur. There was the time when it snowed on the Inca Trail and the  combination of snow and sun made for blinding conditions. So we had to improvise sunglasses out  of the silver lining of our drinks boxes! I still love watching people's reactions on arriving at the  summit of a high pass it's so much better to get there after a few hours' walk than after a  comfortable car journey. 

Which person:  

21. ______ says that a guide must be able to react to unexpected events? 

22. ______ takes clients to a location which is starting to disappear? 

23. ______ had a sudden realisation that he wanted to be a guide? 

24. ______ says he can look back on his experiences with pleasure? 

25. ______ fulfilled a long-held ambition? 

26. ______ admits to taking tourists on the wrong trip? 

27. ______ lived close to where history was made? 

28. ______ enjoys seeing his clients' sense of achievement? 

29. ______ criticises some of the people he guides? 

30. ______ mentions that his work changed someone's life for the better? 


Section 1. Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using  the word given. Do not change the word given.  

1. Everything was covered with gold paint except two very small holes. EXCEPTION → With the __________________________________________________ 

2. Do you ever think that geology is a very interesting field? OCCUR → Does _____________________________________________________ 

3. Your contract says that you are to be here by nine every day. UNDER → Under ____________________________________________________ 

4. Taxpayers had to pay the cost of the privatization plan. FOOT → Taxpayers _________________________________________________ 

5. Some people say that there's hardly any difference between love and hate. LINE → Some people _______________________________________________ 

Section 2. Essay writing 

In many countries, large amounts of foods are wasted. What are the reasons why people waste  food? What can be done to reduce the amount of food thrown away? 

Write an essay of at least 250 words to express your opinion on the issue. Use reasons and examples  to support your position.  

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