Đề thi Chuyên Tiếng Anh tỉnh Thái Bình năm học 2021-2022

Đề thi Chuyên Tiếng Anh tỉnh Thái Bình năm học 2021-2022

Trong bối cảnh giáo dục Việt Nam ngày càng chú trọng đến chất lượng đào tạo và khả năng cạnh tranh quốc tế, việc chuẩn bị và thi tuyển vào các trường chuyên, đặc biệt là môn Tiếng Anh, trở nên hết sức quan trọng và được nhiều học sinh, phụ huynh quan tâm. Bạn đang chuẩn bị cho Kỳ thi tuyển sinh vào lớp 10 THPT chuyên Tiếng Anh của tỉnh Thái Bình? Hãy xem ngay tài liệu Đề thi Chuyên Tiếng Anh tỉnh Thái Bình năm học 2021-2022 đã được cập nhật đầy đủ tại website Tài liệu diệu kỳ. Tổng quan cấu trúc đề thi chính thức có 08 trang, bao gồm 85 câu hỏi tự luận, trắc nghiệm và 1 bài Essay writing.

Part 1. Phonetics

Thí sinh cần xác định sự khác biệt về cách phát âm và trọng âm đối với các từ được đưa ra.

Part 2. Grammar and Vocabulary

Phần này kiểm tra khả năng của học sinh trong việc hoàn thành câu một cách chính xác, sử dụng từ phù hợp, và hiểu các từ đồng nghĩa và trái nghĩa. Một số chủ đề xuất hiện: Inversions (đảo ngữ), Verb tenses (thì động từ), Articles (mạo từ), Idioms (thành ngữ), Phrasal verbs (cụm động từ), Collocations (cụm từ cố định)...

Part 3. Reading

Phần Đọc hiểu bao gồm các đoạn văn đi kèm với câu hỏi hiểu biết (Guided Cloze, Open Cloze, Reading comprehension exercises, IELTS Matching heading). Học sinh phải chứng minh khả năng hiểu và phân tích các đoạn văn được cung cấp.

Part 4. Writing

Viết yêu cầu học sinh viết lại các câu (Sentence transformation), hoàn thành câu bằng cách sử dụng các từ đã cho và viết một đoạn văn (Paragraph writing) về một chủ đề cụ thể, trong trường hợp này là lợi ích của giáo dục trực tuyến.

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Nội dung Đề thi Chuyên Anh tỉnh Thái Bình




(Đề thi có 08 trang)


NĂM HỌC 2021-2022


(Dành cho thí sinh thi chuyên Tiếng Anh)

Thời gian làm bài: 120 phút, không kể thời gian phát đề

Thí sinh làm bài trực tiếp vào đề thi.


Section 1: Choose the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently that of the rest in each of following sentences:

1. A. singer B. finger C. tongue D. banging

2. A. paradise B. satisfy C. malaria D. standard

3. A. sacred B. naked C. dogged D. ploughed

Section 2: Choose the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the word that differs from the rest in the position of the main stress in each of the following sentences.

4. A. remote B. receive C. prevent D. recent

5. A. preferential B. congratulate C. development D. preservative


Section 1: Choose the word or phrase that best completes each of the following sentences:

6. __________ anyone wish to access the information on the status of his or her order, the password should be entered.

A. If B. Should C. Whether D. Unless

7. She __________ on the computer for more than two hours when she decided to stop for a rest.

A. had worked B. worked C. had been working D. was working

8. Having been delayed by the heavy traffic, __________.

A. it was difficult for her to arrive on time

B. her being late was intolerable

C. her boss reproached her

D. she was unable to arrive on time

9. He talked about the books and authors __________ impressed him.

A. who B. that C. which D. whom

10. In the middle of the blue river __________.

A. does a tiny violet flower emerge

B. did a tiny violet flower emerge

C. emerge a tiny violet flower

D. emerged a tiny violet flower

11. I recommend that the student __________ his composition as soon as possible.

A. finishes writing B. should finish the writing

C. finish writing D. finished writing

12. He left on __________ 10 o’clock train yesterday to see his father who was taken to __________ hospital last week when he broke his right leg.

A. the/the B. the/X C. a/a D. the/a

13. “A place __________ for you, Madam, as soon as you __________ the deposit.

A. is reserved - had paid B. has been reserved - will pay

C. is reserving - are paid D. will be reserved - have paid

14. When I arrived on the spot, I found out that I __________ the heavy gas bottle on my back because the campsite now had electric cookers.

A. needn’t have carried B. didn’t need to carry

C. can’t have carried D. might not have carried

15. With a __________ to getting high scores in the final exam, Peter studied as hard as he could.

A. sight B. view C. vision D. nose

16. The director informed that no candidate __________ all the criteria for the administrative position.

A. completed B. fulfilled C. achieved D. suited

17. You needn’t treat us to anything; we won’t stay long for it’s only a __________ visit.

A. minute B. flying C. small D. speedy

18. “I’m going for an interview for a job this afternoon.” - “Good luck! I’ll keep my __________ crossed for you.”

A. legs B. arms C. fingers D. hands

19. As soon as he read the letter, tears __________ up in his eyes.

A. filled in B. soaked in C. welled up D. weighed down

20. He promised me an Oxford dictionary and to my great joy, he __________ his word.

A. stood by B. stuck at C. went back on D. held onto

Section 2: Choose the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following sentences.

21. During the Coronavirus pandemic, healthcare workers nationwide have worked round the clock to treat the infected patients.

A. permanently B. interruptedly C. continuously D. accurately

22. The emblem of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations was designed basing on rice - the most important crop for the Southeast Asian people.

A. banner B. logo C. motto D. slogan

Section 3: Choose the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following sentences.

23. Many women prefer to use cosmetics to enhance their beauty and make them look younger.

A. improve B. maximize C. enrich D. worsen

24. I’ll spend the weekends hitting the books as I will have final exams next week.

A. reviewing the books B. studying in a relaxing way

C. damaging the books D. studying in a serious way

Section 4: Put the words in brackets into the correct form.

The increase in city crime is a global phenomenon. Some people say that a lot of crime in this country is because of (25. MIGRATE) __________ and the new people arriving from other countries bring different (26. CULTURE) __________ values and attitudes to the law. I don’t agree with this idea because the most common crimes are (27. LOCAL) __________ produced and not imported from other countries. Vandalism is one of the biggest crimes in my city with bus shelters and shop windows being popular targets. Another popular crime is (28. PAY) __________ parking fines, which is unlikely to be because of immigrants because most of them do not own cars. The (29. OPPOSE) __________ point of view is that young local people feel angry when they can’t get a job and in order to handle the change in their environment, they strike out at easy targets. This would explain why bicycle (30. THIEF) __________ is more common than car crime these days, especially in rich neighborhoods where most cars are protected with electronic alarms. Another reason, though, for so many bicycles getting stolen might be that the punishment is not very severe compared to car stealing which can land you in prison for a number of years.

Section 5: The passage below contains 5 mistakes; identify and correct them. 

(1) Human Nutrition is the study of how food affects the health and survival of a human body. (2) Human beings require food to grow, reproduce, and maintain good health. (3) Without food, our bodies could not stay warm, build or repair tissue, or maintain the heartbeat. (4) Eating the correct food can help us avoid certain diseases or recover faster when illness occurs. (5) These and other important functions are fueled by chemical substances in our food called nutrition. (6) Nutrients are classified as carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals and water. (7) When we eat a meal, nutrients are released from food through digestion. (8) Digestion begins in the mouth by the action of chewing and the chemical activity of saliva, a watery fluid that contains enzymes, certain proteins that help break up food. (9) Further digestion occurs as food travels through the stomach and the small intestine, which digestive enzymes and acids liquefy food and muscle contractions push it along the digestive tract. (10) Nutrients are absorbed from the inside of the small intestine into the bloodstream and carried to the sites in the body where they are needed.

Sentence No Mistake Correction






Section 6: Fill each gap in the following sentences with an appropriate particle/preposition: 

36. The new law on dropping litter comes __________ force next month.

37. I met him at the party and he asked __________ you.

38. Football fans went __________ the rampage in the centre of Norwich last night.

39. The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily __________ droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

40. Local people have called for an investigation __________ the causes of the fire.


Section 1: Read the text and decide which answer best fits each gap.


Until recently, vegetarianism was fairly uncommon in Britain, and it is still considered strange by some. But since the 1960s its popularity has increased greatly, to the (41) __________ that high street stores stock a hugevariety of products for vegetarians. The reasons people give for not eating meat are (42) __________. Perhaps most vegetarians do it for moral reasons, arguing that it is (43) __________ to kill. The opposing point of view is that it is (44) __________ for us to kill for food, and that we have evolved to do so. Still, there are societies where eating meat is not allowed because it is (45) __________ their religion. There are other good reasons to (46) __________ meat, one of which is the inefficiency of livestock farming. A single (47) __________ of soya bean plants can actually (48) __________ 200 times as much protein as the number of cattle which could be raised on the same area of land, so a vegetarian world might be a world without hunger. Although it is, in theory, cheaper to eat only vegetables, vegetarianism is most popular in richer countries such as Germany and Britain, where many people (49) __________ meat for health reasons. In these countries, at least, it (50) __________ to be a matter of choice rather than necessity.

41. A. measure B. distance C. length D. extent

42. A. numerous B. lots C. several D. dozens

43. A. false B. faulty C. wrong D. mistaken

44. A. real B. natural C. physical D. genuine

45. A. across B. beside C. opposite D. against

46. A. give up B. put down C. cut off D. turn away

47. A. pitch B. place C. farm D. field

48. A. achieve B. produce C. create D. establish

49. A. exclude B. prevent C. escape D. avoid

50. A. finishes off B. goes through C. turns out D. comes up

Section 2: Fill in each of the numbered blanks in the following passage with ONE suitable word.

Throughout history people have worn clothing of one description or another. Apart from protection against the weather, clothes were also often used to show the wearer’s status and wealth. Over the years, numerous fashions in clothing have come and gone. (51) __________ some of these have been popular for relatively short periods, others have lasted longer.

Until the first half of the 20th century, the ability to follow fashion was limited to those (52) __________ had the money to (53) __________ so. But following fashion did not only demand money, it also required large amounts of leisure time. Wealthy people took fashion very seriously and close attention had to be (54) __________ paid to detail. Wearing the correct clothes for different occasions was very important, despite the (55) __________ that this often meant changing clothes five or six (56) __________ a day.

More recently, fashionable clothes have come within the reach of ordinary people. The traditional craft of dressmaking, (57) __________, usually involved sewing (58) __________ hand, was both costly and slow. But today, large-scale manufacturing has made it easier for people to keep (59) __________ with changes in fashion (60) __________ having to spend a great deal of money.

Section 3: Read the following passage and choose the best answer to each of the following questions.

The custom of paying a bride price before marriage is still a well-established part of many African cultures. In paying a bride price, the family of the groom must provide payment to the family of the bride before the marriage is allowed. The bride price can vary greatly from culture to culture in Africa. In the Zulu and Swazi tribes of southern Africa, the bride price often takes the form of cattle. In Western African, kola nuts, shells, and other goods are often used for the payment of the bride price. The actual payment of money sometimes takes place, but the payment of goods is more frequent. The amount of paid in a bride price can also vary. In modern times, the bride price is occasionally quite small and its value is mainly symbolic. However, the bride price can still be quite high, especially among prominent or highly traditional families.

There are a number of justifications used to explain the payment of bride price. The first is that the bride price represents an acknowledgement of the expense the bride’s family has gone in order to raise her and bring her up as a suitable bride for the groom. It also represents payment for the loss of a family member, since the bride will officially become a member of her husbands family and will leave her own. On a deeper level the bride price represents payment for the fact that the bride will bring children into the family of the groom, thereby increasing the wealth of the family. This concept is reinforced by the fact that the bride price must often be returned if the bride fails to bear children.

The payment of the bride price has quite a number of effects on African society. First, the payment of bride price acts to increase the stability of African family structures. Sons are dependent on their fathers and older relatives to help them pay the bride price of their wives, and this generally leads to greater levels of obedience and respect. The negotiations between the two families concerning the bride price allow the parents and other family members to meet and get to know one another before the marriage. 

Finally, since the bride price must often be repaid in case of divorce, the bride’s family often works to make sure that any marital problems are solved quickly. Bride prices also work as a system of wealth distribution in African cultures. Wealthier families can afford to support the marriage of their son, and thus their wealth is transferred to other families.

61. What is the main idea of the passage?

A. An overview of the custom of paying the bride price in African cultures.

B. The justifications for paying the bride price in African cultures.

C. The effects of paying the bride price in African cultures.

D. Some ways of paying the bride price in African cultures.

62. According to paragraph 1, all of the following are true of the bride price EXCEPT __________.

A. its amount and form can vary

B. its practice is occasionally only symbolic

C. it is a relatively new practice in Africa

D. it is generally higher among traditional families

63. Why does the author mention “the payment of money” in paragraph 1?

A. To stress that the use of goods in the payment of bride price is most common.

B. To demonstrate the differences in how rich and poor families pay for the bride price.

C. To illustrate how the practice of bride price has changed over time.

D. To demonstrate how expensive a bride price can be sometimes.

64. The word “prominent” in paragraph 1 is closest in meaning to __________.

A. educated B. important C. religious D. conservative

65. The phrase “The first” in paragraph 2 refers to the first __________.

A. Marriage B. Bride price C. Payment D. Justification

66. It can be inferred from the paragraph 2 that African families __________.

A. never see their daughters after marriage

B. pay the bride price on the day of the wedding

C. place more value on men than women

D. place great importance on childbirth

67. The author uses the word “marital” to indicate that the problems are related to __________.

A. money B. law C. marriage D. pregnancy

68. Which of the following statements is TRUE?

A. Sometimes the bride’s family has to return the bride price to the groom’s for equal distribution of wealth.

B. The initial negotiations over the bride price provide opportunities for two families to meet each other.

C. Animals are not an acceptable form of payment when it comes to paying the bride prices.

D. Without having to pay the bride price, African men would not respect their family members.

Section 4: Read the following passage and do the tasks below.


Paragraph A

At any given time, more than a million international students around the world are engaged in the study of the English language in a predominantly English-speaking country. The five most popular destinations, in order of popularity, are the U. S., Britain, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. The reasons for choosing to study English abroad differ with each individual, as do the reasons for the choice of destination.

Paragraph B

Numerous studies conducted in Britain and the United States show that the country of choice depends to a large extent on economic factors. While this should not provoke much surprise, careful analysis of the data suggests that students and their parents are most influenced by the preconceptions they have of the countries considered for study abroad, which, in turn, influence the amount they or their parents are prepared to outlay for the experience. The strength of international business connections between countries also gives a good indication of where students will seek tuition. In the main, students tend to follow the traditional pattern of study for their national group.

Paragraph C

The United States attracts the most diverse array of nationalities to its English language classrooms - this heterogeneity being largely due to its immense pulling power as the world’s foremost economy and the resulting extensive focus on U.S. culture. Furthermore, throughout the non-European world, in Asia and North and South America especially, the course books used to teach English in most elementary and high schools introduce students to American English and the American accent from a very early age. Canada also benefits from worldwide North American exposure, but has the most homogenous group of students - most with French as their first language. Before furthering their English skills, students in Europe study from predominantly British English material; most Europeans, naturally, opt for neighbouring Britain, but many Asian, Middle-Eastern, and African students decide upon the same route too.

Paragraph D

Australia and New Zealand are often overlooked, but hundreds of thousands of international students have discovered the delights of studying in the Southern Hemisphere. The majority are Asian for reasons that are not difficult to comprehend: the proximity of the two countries to Asia, (Jakarta, the capital of Australia’s closest Asian neighbor, Indonesia, is only 5506 kilometers from Sydney), the comparatively inexpensive cost of living and tuition, and, perhaps of most importance to many Asian students whose English study is a prelude to tertiary study, the growing awareness that courses at antipodean universities and colleges are of an exceptionally high standard. In addition, revised entry procedures for overseas students have made it possible for an increasing number to attend classes to improve their English for alternative reasons.

Paragraph E

Australia and New Zealand have roughly the same mix of students in their language classrooms, but not all students of English who choose these countries are from Asia. The emerging global consciousness of the late twentieth century has meant that students from as far as Sweden and Brazil are choosing to combine a taste for exotic travel with the study of English ‘down under’ and in ‘the land of the long white cloud’. But even the Asian economic downturn in the 1990s has not significantly altered the demographic composition of the majority of English language classrooms within the region.

Paragraph F

Nor have the economic problems in Asia caused appreciable drops in full-time college and university attendances by Asian students in these two countries. This is partly because there has always been a greater demand for enrolment at Australian and New Zealand tertiary institutions than places available to overseas students. In addition, the economic squeeze seems to have had a compensatory effect. It has clearly caused a reduction in the number of students from affected countries who are financially able to study overseas. However, there has been a slight but noticeable shift towards Australia and New Zealand by less wealthy Asian students who might otherwise have chosen the United States for English study.

Paragraph G

The U.S. and Britain will always be the first choice of most students wishing to study the English language abroad, and it is too early to tell whether this trend will continue. However, economic considerations undoubtedly wield great influence upon Asian and non-Asian students alike. If student expectations can be met in less traditional study destinations, and as the world continues to shrink, future international students of English will be advantaged because the choice of viable study destinations will be wider.

Choose the most suitable heading from the list of headings below for the seven paragraphs of the Reading Passage “Destinations for International English Students”. Write your answers in the corresponding numbered boxes.

List of headings

I. Heterogeneity in the language classroom

II. Enrollment demand in Australia & New Zealand

III. Reasons for the choice of destination

IV. The attractions of studying in the antipodes

V. Conclusion

VI. Additional student sources

VII. Student destinations

69. Paragraph A __________

70. Paragraph B __________

71. Paragraph C __________

72. Paragraph D __________

73. Paragraph E __________

74. Paragraph F __________

75. Paragraph G __________


Section 1: Rewrite each of the sentences in such a way that it means exactly the same as the sentence printed before it. 

76. I rarely sleep in the afternoon. 

I’m not in _________________________________________________________________________________.

77. The journalists only heard about the changes to the wedding plans when they arrived at the venue. 

It was only ________________________________________________________________________________.

78. I wasn’t a bit surprised to hear that Karen had changed her job. 

It came ___________________________________________________________________________________.

79. He didn’t try to conceal his dislike for me. 

He made no _______________________________________________________________________________.

80. Fares will be very likely to go up again this autumn. 

It looks __________________________________________________________________________________.

Section 2: Complete the second sentence using the word given so that it has a similar meaning to the original one. 

81. He’s certainly not stupid. (MEANS)


82. Local residents said that they were against the new traffic scheme. (DISAPPROVAL)


83. A government official leaked the story to the world press. (WIND)


84. They are faced with the choice of two alternatives. (HORNS)


85. Since the advertisement, we’ve had more applications than we can deal with. (SWAMPED)


Section 3: In about 150 words, write a paragraph about the benefits of online education.

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