Đề thi Olympic 30/04 Tiếng Anh 10 lần 28 năm 2024 trường Chuyên Lê Quý Đôn – BR VT

Đề thi Olympic 30-4 Tiếng Anh 10 lần 28 năm 2024 trường Chuyên Lê Quý Đôn – BR VT

Bạn đang tìm kiếm tài liệu HSG Tiếng Anh 10 để ôn tập cho Kỳ thi chọn học sinh giỏi cấp trường, tỉnh/TP sắp tới. Đề thi Olympic 30/04 Tiếng Anh 10 lần 28 năm 2024 là một gợi ý cực kì hữu ích dành cho bạn. Kỳ thi Olympic truyền thống 30 tháng 4 là một sân chơi trí tuệ uy tín dành cho học sinh chuyên lớp 10, 11 và nơi giao lưu, trao đổi kinh nghiệm trong công tác giảng dạy chuyên dành cho thầy cô của các trường chuyên khu vực phía Nam, miền Trung và Tây Nguyên.

Năm 2024, Sở Giáo dục và Đào tạo tỉnh Bà Rịa – Vũng Tàu tổ chức kỳ thi Olympic truyền thống 30/4 lần thứ XXVIII năm 2024 dành cho học sinh chuyên lớp 10 và lớp 11 tại trường THPT chuyên Lê Quý Đôn, tỉnh Bà Rịa Vũng Tàu vào 3 ngày 5, 6, 7 tháng 4 năm 2024.

Đề thi môn Tiếng Anh khối 10 năm 2024 gồm 9 trang với các câu hỏi trắc nghiệm và tự luận. Cấu trúc đề thi năm nay không có nhiều thay đổi so với các năm trước. Cụ thể nội dung các phần như sau:

1. Phần trắc nghiệm:

  • Lexico-grammar: 40 câu (20 điểm).

  • Guided cloze: 10 câu (10 điểm).

2. Phần tự luận:

  • Reading: 20 câu (gồm các dạng gapped text, MCQ, jumbled text) (20 điểm).

  • Open cloze: 10 câu (10 điểm).

  • Word form (câu và đoạn văn) (20 điểm).

  • Sentence transformation: 10 câu (20 điểm).

Tổng điểm: 100. Thí sinh làm bài trên phiếu trả lời trắc nghiệm và phiếu trả lời tự luận trong thời gian 180 phút.

Tải xuống: Đề thi Olympic 30/04 Tiếng Anh 10 lần 28 năm 2024

Đề thi và hướng dẫn chấm chính thức môn Tiếng Anh khối 10






Ngày thi: 06/04/2024


Thời gian: 180 phút

Hình thức làm bài: Trắc nghiệm và tự luận

Đề thi có 09 trang

- Thí sinh làm phần trắc nghiệm (MULTIPLE CHOICE) trên phiếu trả lời trắc nghiệm và phần tự luận (WRITTEN TEST) trên tờ giấy thi.

- Phần mã đề thi trên phiếu trắc nghiệm, thí sinh tô vào ô 001.

- Thí sinh làm mỗi câu trên một tờ giấy riêng và ghi rõ câu số mấy ở trang 1 của mỗi tờ giấy thi.


I. LEXICO-GRAMMAR: Choose the best options to complete the following sentences.

1. The famous singer has little contact with his family in his small hometown. He visits his parents at __________ intervals.

A. irregular B. disconnected C. rare D. intermittent

2. The mass media have prejudiced the public __________ the young movie star.

A. on B. about C. against D. from

3. When it came to cleaning up afterwards, Anne was __________ by her absence.

A. conspicuous B. outspoken C. crystal D. distinct

4. Who will __________ the catering for the company’s anniversary reception?

A. make B. supply C. do D. see

5. It took the children a lot of time to __________ the beaches in an effort to protect the environment.

A. clean up B. clear away C. clear up D. clean away

6. If you do not take the early train, I guess you will __________ a risk of missing the flight.

A. take B. bring C. earn D. run

7. Susan has cooked too much food for the party. There will be leftovers __________.

A. at any cost B. on any terms C. at any rate D. by any means

8. The accused was __________ with burglary and vandalism.

A. convicted B. indicted C. condemned D. charged

9. A group of __________ women were waiting anxiously in the hospital corridor.

A. downcast B. downfall C. downbeat D. downgrading

10. The audience called out for another performance, so the pianist had to play some __________ before the crowd left.

A. ovations B. encores C. sequels D. prequels

11. When will the local band’s new album be __________ in the shops?

A. released B. published C. noticed D. unleashed

12. The puppet show was __________! I could not stop laughing.

A. overarching B. delirious C. hilarious D. hysterical

13. The police have __________ part of the only road to the local station.

A. blocked up B. occluded out C. piled up D. coned off

14. A __________ took place among the siblings over the inheritance when their parents passed away. They refused to speak to one another after that.

A. controversy B. feud C. battle D. paradox

15. As __________ the 13th century, humans in Mesoamerica and South America began using tobacco.

A. far ago as B. long as C. far back as D. much as

16. __________ on their parents, the less likely they become responsible for their own life.

A. The more children have dependence B. The more dependent the children have

C. The more dependent are the children D. The more dependence the children have

17. __________ when another one came.

A. Hardly I had answered one phone call B. Barely had I answered one phone call

C. No sooner had I answered one phone call D. As soon as I had answered one phone call

18. The first glide __________, I felt all the energy in my body.

A. could not have been impressive B. should have been more impressive

C. would have been more impressive D. could not have been more impressive

19. The suitcases were __________ the porter could not carry them upstairs.

A. so heavy for B. such heavy that

C. such that D. so heavy ones

20. Of all the instruments, fiddles may have had __________ on country music.

A. more important impact B. the most important impact

C. the more important impact D. important impact most

21. It was __________ that the order had been processed and completed.

A. by the end of July B. the end of July

C. at the end of July D. when it is the end of July

22. The postman __________ the letter outside. It was all wet.

A. could not have left B. should not have left

C. can’t have left D. must not have left

23. __________ opening one more branch in the South, the company asked for more investment.

A. But for B. With a view to C. Owing to D. Irrespective of

24. When Paul __________ enough experience, we will give him a chance to work abroad.

A. will gain B. gained C. has gained D. gaining

25. __________ softly Maria spoke, we could hear every of her words because of the utter silence.

A. Even though B. Whatever C. Whereas D. No matter how

26. __________ another war broke out a few days ago has aggravated the economic crisis in certain countries.

A. When B. Though C. That D. The fact

27. __________ from the fans that the singer decided to cancel the tour planned months before.

A. So high was the pressure B. It was so high pressure

C. Such high pressure was it D. Such high pressure

28. __________ any pen-friends before, Mina felt completely excited to receive letters from abroad.

A. Not having B. Having not C. Having not had D. Not having had

29. All of the fans thought it was a nice goal, but the referee __________ it.

A. refused B. rejected C. disallowed D. deprived

30. The coach complained that the players’ skills had become __________.

A. off balance B. under par C. below medium D. beyond expectations

31. The drivers had __________ problems with flooding after heavy showers.

A. continuous B. repetitive C. continual D. constant

32. I cannot bear Barbara’s conversations. She talks the hind leg off a __________.

A. rabbit B. monkey C. donkey D. weasel

33. They are good customers who always pay __________.

A. on the nail B. off the record C. in the palm D. on the door

34. The boys love to disassemble the blocks and then start to build them up __________.

A. from pieces B. from scratch C. off base D. off stage

35. The team leader blushed __________ the ideas that his members had suggested.

A. aside B. down C. away D. up

36. Mrs. Jones often drags __________ the old problems again during her quarrels with the neighbors though they have all been solved.

A. out B. up C. in D. on

37. The puzzle is really challenging. Let’s __________ it from another angle. We may solve it.

A. turn to B. come at C. get onto D. call for

38. The use of more ozone-destructive compounds has caused further __________ of the ozone layer.

A. dwindling B. diminution C. dwarfing D. depletion

39. You cannot easily recognize the truth, for the clerks have __________ it.

A. covered a mask on B. hidden the light from

C. drawn a veil over D. put a film across

40. The shop asserted __________ us very generous hire purchase terms, so there was little chance of an exchange or a refund.

A. to offer B. to have offered C. offering D. having offered

II. GUIDED CLOZE: Read the text below and decide which answer best fits each space.

Motion sickness

Motion sickness can be a traveller’s worst nightmare. It can (41) __________ anyone regardless of age, size, weight, or other physical or mental characteristics which might trigger illness. Motion sickness is simply a balance problem which is caused by messages the nerves are sending to the brain about (42) __________ of movement. The movement can be from a ship (43) __________ through rough seas or breezing along calm, coastal waters or bays. The movement can also be from the (44) __________ of a train chugging along a slow, leisurely pace or rumbling along as it (45) __________ speed.

Symptoms of motion sickness usually begin with mild nausea which is later replaced (46) __________ vomiting. Regardless of whether motion sickness occurs while travelling in automobiles, ships, planes or trains, there are some possible measures, both medical and common sense, that can (47) __________ those pecky messages sent to the brain.

One form of help is medication – whether prescription or (48) __________. There is more than one type of medication on the market, but the key to success usually (49) __________ that the medication be taken before the symptoms of motion sickness appear and the prescription’s directions be followed exactly as to amount and timing or frequency for the regimen. The (50) __________ side of the coin is that motion sickness medication may interact with other medication the person is taking and cause negative side effects.

41. A. hit B. strike C. attack D. reach

42. A. habits B. patterns C. models D. forms

43. A. plowing B. sailing C. undertaking D. conducting

44. A. swinging B. hurling C. pulsating D. swaying

45. A. comes up B. exceeds over C. bursts out D. picks up

46. A. by B. in C. with D. for

47. A. possibly B. probably C. predictably D. ostensibly

48. A. above-the-counter B. by-the-counter C. under-the-counter D. over-the-counter

49. A. means B. includes C. concurs D. requires

50. A. other B. back C. flip D. flap



Passage A: Read the text below and choose the best answer to each question.


Let’s start with the hardware. This weekend around 50 backsides in Britain are luxuriating in the leathery embrace of the La-Z-Boy Oasis recliner, the ‘ultimate sports fan’s armchair,’ which comes with a built-in electric beer cooler, a massage and heating system, and which, for a suitable premium over its basic price tag, can be ordered in the livery of the owner’s favourite team. Their success, according to the firm’s marketing boss, is due to the fact that ‘Sports fans don’t just want a place to sit. They need a genuinely understanding chair.’

And a genuinely understanding family. Life used to be relatively simple for sofa-bound sports fans. All you had to do was to open the bottles of beer and endure the drivel of the commentators with reasonable grace. Television sport – at least of a calibre above motocross – was a fairly occasional treat. But things have changed, with profound consequences both for sport and society. There is now a mass of live sport – not just recorded highlights – and something somewhere in the world is always happening.

But here’s the paradox; as more people follow sport on television, fewer are up to participating in it for real. The streets of Britain are awash with premature physical wrecks dressed, without any sense of irony, in expensive trainers and designer track suits. The average town centre looks like an Olympic warm-up zone. But we are fatter and less active than any generation in history and we haul this clobber into pubs, where grown men in soccer shirts howl like dogs at television sets.

The armchair sports fan is no mug, though. He has served his time on the soccer terraces and the cricket ground. Most likely the race track, too. And he knows that what he once believed about bearing first-hand witness to live sport is so much guff. He’s had enough of shivering in the rain while the local low-lifes steal his car radio. On occasion, he may have splashed out for a ticket to a grand prix and wondered why all he saw was a flash as the drivers zipped past. Above all he has learned that his eyes and ears and any other sentient resources he can muster are no match for the awesome technological wizardry television now brings to sports coverage.

The armchair sports fan knows, therefore, exactly why it is better to watch at home. Even if he ends up with a divorce, he doesn’t want to miss out on anything important. The recliner has attachments to places he could otherwise never dream of going to. There are cameras in golf holes and in jockeys’ hats.

Television sport isn’t so much staged as choreographed. Sports that were once thought to be beyond the reach of television, like ocean racing or rock climbing, have been turned into authentic spectacles by the ingenuity of the camera.

But the techno-wonders of the armchair age don’t end there. Digital television already allows viewers to choose camera angles, replays and highlights. But how about this for advanced armchair viewing? Japanese technicians have invented a video recorder with action-sensitive software that will automatically cut out the dull parts of any sporting fixture. And it’s all for the benefit of the (typically) 30-50-year-old, sedentary, semi-skilled or lower middle class male with a packet of crisps, an England football shirt and looming marital problems.

Or is it? Sport as big business is so recent a phenomenon that the pure economics of it are still evolving. All the armchair fan really needs to know, vaguely, is that he’ll be paying the bill. The modern era of commercialisation really began in the rancorous aftermath of the 1976 Montreal Olympics, which left Canada with a financial deficit so huge it almost toppled the country’s government. Eight years later, when the games arrived in Los Angeles, the lessons had been learned.

The LA committee packaged the games up and sold them to the highest bidders. The television networks were ruthlessly played off against each other for the maximum possible payout. The financial result was as spectacular as Montreal’s was embarrassing, and sport has never been the same since. Everyone now knew where the real money was to be made, and it wasn’t from a handful of diehards in the stadium.

Now the armchair fan is king. Promoters defer to him, athletes pay homage to him, companies understand the urgent need to involve him. No one can be sure what the consequences will be. Family campaigners fear rises in divorce rates, the collapse of community cohesion, and the further detachment of children reared on a neat diet of televised sport.

The inescapable effect of this is the rise of the self-made expert, the man who couldn’t sink a putt from a foot but will tell you that Tiger Woods is playing the wrong shot. But where will it end? Where else is there for the cameras to go? Will they follow the players home to bed? Still, there is one thing the armchair sports fan can be sure of: increased comfort. La-Z-Boy has noted will probably have an optional heated pizza tray.

1. Why does the armchair sports fan need “a genuinely understanding family”?

A. Because he spends so much money on sport.

B. Because he spends so much time watching sport.

C. Because he spends so much on personal comfort.

D. Because he needs their sympathy when his team lose.

2. What does the change the writer is describing in the second paragraph consist of?

A. People used to go out more to watch sport, instead of staying at home.

B. The broadcasts are more intelligent than they used to be.

C. The more interesting sports never used to be shown.

D. There are now many more sports options to choose from on TV.

3. What is the irony that the sports fans described in the third paragraph are unaware of?

A. They watch sport but no longer take part in it.

B. They enjoy watching sport despite their poor state of health.

C. The clothes they wear are totally inappropriate.

D. They are well dressed but behave badly.

4. What is the main advantage for sports fans watching it at home?

A. They can see much better.

B. They avoid bad weather.

C. There is no chance of being robbed.

D. It is cheaper.

5. Which of the sports fan’s problems does the latest invention aim to deal with?

A. seeing what has happened from a different angle

B. seeing what has happened several times

C. being bored

D. involving the rest of the family in the activity

6. What was the main cause of the transformation that has produced the modern armchair sports fan?

A. The TV companies could now afford to provide greater variety.

B. Political considerations following the 1976 Olympic Games.

C. The realization that the fans would pay any price they were asked.

D. Competition between TV companies to attract audiences for sports events.

7. What point is the writer making about armchair sports fans in the last paragraph?

A. That after watching so much sport they think they now more than world champions.

B. That they are so curious about the lives of sports people that they want to see them off the field.

C. That by this time there is nothing more that can be offered to them.

D. That all they really care about is comfort, rather than sport.

8. The word “guff” in the fourth paragraph means __________.

A. exaggeration B. illusion C. nonsense D. distortion

Passage B: You are going to read an extract. Six sentences have been removed from it. Choose from the sentences A-G the one which fits each gap. There is one extra sentence which you do not need to use.


There are few people who know Hong Kong’s culinary scene better than Silvana Leung. The operations manager and lead guide for Hong Kong Foodie, Leung gives tours of the bustling city that allow visitors to get a taste of its unique cuisine.


This gives an idea of what Hong Kong’s culinary culture is like.

The Chinese province of Guangdong neighbors Hong Kong, itself a Special Administrative Region on China’s southern coast.


Traditional Cantonese cuisine is a lot of stir-fried dishes and steamed dishes.


A lot of what defines these regional cuisines has to do with the weather and how people live in this area,” Leung says. “In northern China, they eat a lot of noodles and dumplings, whereas here in the southern part of China, we eat a lot of rice. Also, in colder places like northern China and even inland China, it is known for spicy food.

Dim sum is one Cantonese specialty that has spread around the world.


Dim sum in Hong Kong is definitely different. It is way better than anywhere else you can find dim sum! 

One aspect that distinguishes Hong Kong cuisine from other Chinese food is its British influences. 


Leung says that in most of China, a typical breakfast consists of rice, noodles, or congee (a rice porridge). In Hong Kong, however, baked goods are popular. She attributes this at least in part to a lingering British influence. 

It also has to do with the lifestyle of the Hong Kong people. Everyone is so hurried every day to go to work or rush somewhere, so we need something that is convenient to eat in the morning. 


That’s why people can pass by these bakeries, grab a bun and then go back to work and have their breakfast. 

Another city staple is Hong Kong-style milk tea, which is sweetened with evaporated or condensed milk. They took the English breakfast tea, and turned it into Hong Kong-style milk tea, which is much stronger than English breakfast tea. Hong Kong residents also enjoy an afternoon tea, another remnant of the city’s days as a British colony. 

List of sentences:

A. Elsewhere in China, other foods are popular.

B. That’s why people can pass by these bakeries, grab a bun and then go back to work and have their breakfast.

C. Her mission is to help visitors to go to local restaurants and be able to order food for themselves after taking the tour.

D. If you go to these fast-food places, they will have afternoon tea sets.

E. Very popular in Hong Kong, dim sum is a wide assortment of small portions and usually includes steamed or fried dumplings.

F. It was formerly known as Canton, and Hong Kong enjoys Cantonese culture.

G. Hong Kong was under British rule from 1841 to 1997.

Passage C: You are going to read an extract from a text. Six paragraphs have been removed from it. Choose from the paragraphs A - G the one which fits each gap. There is one extra paragraph which you do not need to use.


Australia is world-famous as a swimming nation. We have a celebrated beach culture, not to mention more privately owned pools per person than any other country. Yet few urban Australians would consider swimming in their city’s river.


Melbourne’s Yarra River has been the butt of many jokes, most famously when Norman Gunston extolled its virtues as the river where you could go fishing and land a catch pre-wrapped in newspaper. In Sydney and Perth people just prefer the beach.


There were clubs such as the North Adelaide District Swimming Club, formed in 1905, and open water swimming competitions such as those held on Perth’s Swan River from 1912. The Yarra River’s three-mile swim was held from 1917 to 1964, and at its peak was the largest open water swimming competition in the World.


Endurance was similarly tested by “Professor” Alec Lamb in 1907 who swam 7 miles (11km) and dove from eight bridges, stopping for sustaining glasses of milk and whisky from his trainer’s boat. 


An arguably less brazen charity appeal centred on Solomon Islands swimmer Alick Wickham’s record-breaking dive of 250 feet (76m) into the river in 1917, attracting 50,000 spectators with the proceeds going to the Soldiers Amelioration Fund.


Fears about pollution are understandable, but can be managed by websites such as Yarra Bay Watch and the New South Wales Office of Environment Health. While important, the official advice inadvertently adds to the view that Australian urban rivers are little more than an extension of the stormwater system.


As the Swiss have already realised, to swim in an urban river is to reclaim, one stroke at a time, a public space and a wilder romantic past. It is no coincidence that the same country that zealously promotes urban river and lake swimming can also lay claim to a distinguished environmental record.

List of paragraphs:

A It wasn’t always like this. Our modern distaste for river swimming is a stark contrast with a history where urban rivers provided a venue for sport, recreation and entertainment – all within easy distance of shops, offices and public transport.

B Melbourne’s river even hosted innovative fund-raising events. In 1910 the Royal Life Saving Society used it to stage a fake near-drowning, with a society member throwing himself off Princes Bridge before being “rescued” by a “policeman”. A third member then produced a megaphone to request donations from the concerned crowd of onlookers.

C It was in the Yarra that Annette Kellerman, who was one of the first women to reject pantaloons in favor of a one-piece bathing costume, swam her way to a world record between Church Street Bridge and Princes Bridge in 1904.

D Some projects are now aiming to recast Australia’s urban rivers as fun places to swim, including Our Living River in Sydney’s Parramatta River, and the Swim Thru Perth open water swimming event to be held in the Swan River. Meanwhile, the Yarra Swim Co. is planning to revive the three-mile race and build a river-fed swimming pool on the Yarra’s banks.

E The Swiss must surely be the world leaders, even advocating for river swimming in international diplomacy. Every year, large Swiss cities host mass swimming events like the Rhineschwimmen in Basel.

F Almost every major Australian city sits on the banks of a large river. But judging by online reactions to the suggestion of a dip in the Brisbane River, most people are worried about everything from ear infections to a painful death from brain-eating amoebae.

G Compare that with the renaissance of river swimming internationally, British writer Caitlin Davies swam of the length of London’s Thames to uncover a multitude of present and historical swimming cultures.

II. OPEN CLOZE (20 PTS): Fill in each gap with ONE word to make a meaningful passage.

When does a word become a word? For the staff of the Oxford English Dictionary it is not a philosophical question, (1) __________ a practical one. Words are space, time and money. A researcher at Kingston University, London recently described his fascination at discovering a vault full of millions of “non words” that had failed to (2) __________ the grade. They included “wurfing”, the act of (3) __________ the internet at work; “polkadodge”, the awkward dance performed by pedestrians trying to pass each other on the street; and “nonversation”, a pointless chat. “What you have to remember,” says Fiona McPherson, senior editor of the OED’s new words group, “is that (4) __________ a word has gone into the dictionary, it never comes out. So words have to pass a few basic (5) __________ before they can be deemed to have (6) __________ the language. They have to have been around a reasonable amount of time and be in (7) __________ use.”

First published in 1928, after a gestation (8) __________ of more than 50 years, the OED is authoritative, scholarly, but never complete. As soon as the original dictionary was completed, work began on a second edition, published in 1989. New editions keep on being scheduled for (9) __________ without delay. “The internet has made our work both easier and harder,” says McPherson. “Being able to store words (10) __________ is a godsend. On the other hand, there are so many potential outlets for new words that it is far more difficult to keep track of changes in the language.”


PART A: Supply the correct form of the words in the brackets.

1. You are not allowed to exchange your financial product for money before the end of the term. Your early __________ may require a fee or a penalty. (CASH)

2. Sadly, our home team was __________ and we lost 4 to 5. (PLAY)

3. In order to create a new assessment system, we have to build up a __________ framework first. (CONCEIVE)

4. We do not like the new boss because he often __________ addresses his employees. (APPROPRIATE)

5. They claimed that was Turkish food, but we all realized its __________. (AUTHENTIC)

6. I had not thought that Fiona was __________ serious about her training as an astronaut in the future. She was such a strong-willed person. (DIE)

7. He is not just a vegetarian; he is also a __________. (FRUIT)

8. The musician kept sitting backstage, deep in __________ thoughts. (VOICE)

9. The performance of the duet could only be described as impulsive and __________. (AMATEUR)

10. Though there has not been any financial support this year, we could operate on $150,000 million __________ from last year. (CARRY)

PART B: Complete the passage with the correct forms of the words given in the box.

climate donate affect exertion soar

suffice opportunity accord leak policy

The megacities of the Asian continent face varied issues, including (11) __________ access of fresh water, irregular supply, loss from (12) __________ in water distribution networks, and poor quality water in the supply of municipal water. The surplus use of groundwater has rapidly depleted this resource and thereby damaged the water table. Sewerage systems are (13) __________ and sewage treatment is not proper, resulting in contamination of water. Cities therefore also struggle to supply clean water. (14) __________ factors like heavy rainfall and flooding are common in Asia. (15) __________, there is a requirement for proper water management in megacities. Although they face many challenges, these cities are centers of importance and provide economic growth, (16) __________ positive and negative effects on social and economic fronts. 

A complete approach is required to face the water scarcity in megacities. The capacity of local governments must be enhanced by training and (17) __________ application of scientific and technical knowledge. Other institutions like non-government organizations, (18) __________, and foreign governments should collaborate to promote proper water management. Building capacity and transfer of knowledge are required to combat the water scarcity issues. Citizen involvement is essential at planning and (19) __________. Moreover, megacities that formed gradually had the capacity to deal with the stress of water issues, but the rapid growth of megacities is destroying their water security. Megacities are beneficial for economic growth but should work to improve their overall water management practices to deal with the (20) __________ demands of water and protect their people from the stress of water scarcity.

IV. SENTENCE TRANSFORMATION (20 PTS): Rewrite the following sentences in such a way that they have the same meaning as the original ones, using the given words.

1. The estate agent could not contrive a careful plan, so we had no trust in him. INCH 

 Since __________________________________________________________________________________

2. Although the directors are working intensely, the merger between two banks is unlikely to happen. CARDS 

 However _______________________________________________________________________________

3. It was obvious that Rita had done something to help Harry. OWED 

 It went _________________________________________________________________________________

4. John’s health became very bad under the pressure of work. BROKE 

 It was __________________________________________________________________________________

5. She certainly had difficulty in setting her life well-balanced again. KEEL 

 She must _______________________________________________________________________________

6. I wish he would stop speaking a lot about being a vegetarian. SPOUTING 

 He ____________________________________________________________________________________

7. He felt greatly disappointed that she was not informed about the plans to sell the company. DARK 

 Much __________________________________________________________________________________

8. Fiona and her friends have shown their disagreement with those extreme views. DISSOCIATED 

 Fiona as ________________________________________________________________________________

9. As soon as Helen received the offer, she kept on thinking about it carefully. TURNING 

 On ____________________________________________________________________________________

10. I think that Chinese porcelain vase is selling for a price far below its true value. SONG 

 If you __________________________________________________________________________________

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Ngày thi: 06/04/2024


Thời gian: 180 phút

Hình thức làm bài: Trắc nghiệm và tự luận

Đề thi có 09 trang



1. A. irregular

2. C. against

3. A. conspicuous

4. C. do

5. A. clean up

6. D. run

7. C. at any rate

8. D. charged

9. A. downcast

10. B. encores

11. A. released

12. C. hilarious

13. D. coned off

14. B. feud

15. C. far back as

16. D. The more dependence the children have

17. B. Barely had I answered one phone call

18. D. could not have been more impressive

19. C. such that

20. B. the most important impact

21. A. by the end of July

22. B. should not have left

23. B. With a view to

24. C. has gained

25. D. No matter how

26. C. that

27. A. So high was the pressure

28. D. Not having had

29. C. disallowed

30. B. under par

31. C. continual

32. C. donkey

33. A. on the nail

34. B. from scratch

35. A. aside

36. B. up

37. B. come at

38. D. depletion

39. C. drawn a veil over

40. D. having offered


41. B. strike

42. B. patterns

43. A. plowing

44. D. swaying

45. D. picks up

46. C. with

47. A. possibly

48. D. over-the-counter

49. D. requires

50. C. flip



Passage A

1. B. Because he spends so much time watching sport.

2. D. There are now many more sports options to choose from on TV.

3. C. The clothes they wear are totally inappropriate.

4. A. They can see much better.

5. C. being bored

6. D. Competition between TV companies to attract audiences for sports events.

7. A. That after watching so much sport they think they now more than world champions.

8. C. nonsense

Passage B

9. C

10. F

11. A

12. E

13. G

14. B

Passage C

15. F

16. A

17. C

18. B

19. D

20. E


1. BUT


































1. Since the estate agent could not contrive a careful plan, // we did not trust him an inch.

2. However intensely the directors are working, // the merger between two banks is not on (in) the cards.

3. It went without saying that // Harry had owed Rita a favor.

4. It was under the pressure of work that // John’s health broke down.

5. She must have had difficulty (in) // setting her life (back) on an even keel.

6. He is always/ forever/ continually/ perpetually // spouting off about being a vegetarian.

7. Much to her disappointment, // she was kept in the dark about the plans to sell the company.

8. Fiona as well as her friends has // dissociated themselves from those extreme views.

9. On receiving / receipt of the offer, // Helen kept on turning it over.

10. If you ask me, // that Chinese porcelain vase is going for a song.

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