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Môn thi : TIẾNG ANH Khối : 11 Ngày thi : 02/04/2016

Thời gian làm bài : 180phút

* Thí sinh làm phần trắc nghiệm (MULTIPLE CHOICE) trên phiếu trả lời trắc nghiệm và

phần tự luận (WRITTEN TEST) trên phiếu trả lời tự luận.

Trận phiếu trả lời trắc nghiệm, thí sinh tô thêm 2 số 00 vào trước số báo danh (bằng bút chì).

Phần mã đề thị trên phiếu trắc nghiệm, thí sinh tô vào ô 002.



Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the others.

1. A. bristle

2. A. Christianity


A. inadequate

4. A. external

5. A. etiquette

B. jostle

B. chivalry

B. necessitate

B. expurgate

B. critique

C. mistletoe

C. choreograph

C. ameliorate

C. extenuate C. picturesque

Choose the word which is stressed differently from the other three.

6. A. manatee

7. A. pedant

8. A. downtrodden

9. A. demonstrative

10. A. rhetoric

B. apogee

B. abscond

B. downhearted

B. extravagant

B. rheumatic

C. bumblebee C. lupine C. upheaval C. chandelier C. religious

D. mantle

D. chiromancy

D. commiserate

D. expunge

D. querulously

D. harambee D. cognate D. upholster D. legitimate

D. consensus

II. WORD CHOICE (5 PTS): Choose the best options to complete the following sentences.

11. Laura was really laying it on

about her accident at work.

A. fine

B. broad

C. thick

D. thin

12. It's a long time since you saw her, but this photo may

your memory.

A. jog

B. juggle

C. jostle

D. jam

13. After a(n)

Prime Minister.

B. imposing

C. mundane

A. illustrious

administrative career, the old principal was awarded the Public Service Star by the

14. Because of an unfortunate

A. hindrance

15. James didn't take

A. pleasantly

D. infamous your order was not dispatched by the date requested.

C. negligence

B. oversight to your suggestion that she was mean with money.

B. cheerfully

16. The taxi driver found the business of selling street food a

B. satisfactory

A. lethargic

17. We had to pay for our food but not for the drinks. They are on the

B. café

B. lapel

D. transgression

C. agreeably

C. lucrative

D. kindly one which makes him rich quickly.

D. lethal

D. consumption

of her jacket.

D. edge

D. range

C. hem

A. house

C. compliment 18. The tour guide had a brightly-colored company badge pinned to the

A. border 19. All the others were experts and I was out of my

A. level

B. depth 20. His enthusiasm at starting his own company has been

in the conversation.

C. limit

somewhat by the amount of red tape he

had to deal with.

A. dampened

B. doused

C. moistened

D. sprinkled

III. GRAMMAR AND STRUCTURES (5PTS): Choose the best options to complete the following sentences.

21. I'd rather you

A. wouldn't make

a noise last night; I couldn't get to sleep.

B. hadn't made

B. can have left

22. Since they aren't answering their telephone, they


A. need have left

C. didn't make

C. must have left

D. haven't made

D. should have left

passenger pigeon, one of several species of extinct birds, was hunted to extinction over

few decades.

A. The / 0

B. 0/the

24. I haven't got the time to do my own work,

A. not counting

25. My brother is

B. let alone

I am.

C. The/a help you with yours.

C. apart from

D. A/ The

D. leaving aside

B. nowhere near as ambitious as D. nothing near as ambitious as

B. Did

C. Were

D. Had

she decide to leave me.

B. whereas

B. As necessary

C. so as not to excuse yourself.

C. With all need

D. lest

D. If need be

A. nowhere like so ambitious as

C. nothing as ambitious as

further rioting to occur, the government would be forced to use its emergency powers.


A. Should

27. I'll be kind to her

A. in case

28. Remember not to cough or sneeze at the table.

A. For necessary

29. A: When do you want this report by?

B: I'd like

finished by 4 o'clock.

B. have the work been

that he would be given a share of the B. on the understanding C. with the purpose

C. the work to have

D. having the work company's profits. D. with the aim

A. to have the work 30. He agreed to accept the position

A. in the agreement


31. All building work must be carried out

A. under


B. at

compliance with safety regulations.

C. in stitches.

32. The latest novel by Grant is hilarious. It had me

A. in

33. Our grandfather can

A. leaf through

C. on

D. on

D. with

his war experiences all day round, Sometimes we all get truly bored with it. B. size up

C. split up 34. She never says anything good about me. She's forever running me

B. down

A. over

35. It was a good idea but I'm afraid it didn't quite

A. break up

36. Beaches were

A. cut off

C. out

C. drop off

D. harp on

D. off

D. come off

as the police searched for canisters of toxic waste from the damaged ship.

37. Mr. Brown next door had a very serious operation.

A. blacked out

38. If you have a grievance

A. from

39. He was suffering from stress

A. brought about

40. The government's record will

A. soldier on

C. kept out Apparently, it's a miracle he

C. passed on

D. sealed off

D. cottoned on

B. follow up

B. washed away

B. pulled through

the company, please

B. with

by overwork.

B. brought up

C. brought on

D. brought in

close scrutiny in the weeks before the election.

B. come under

C. go over

D. phase out

lodge a formal written complaint.

C. in

D. about

V. GUIDED CLOZES 1 (10 PTS): Read the texts below and decide which answer best fits each space.

Passage 1

THE ROLE OF EDUCATION IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD Levels of illiteracy and innumeracyremain startling high in the developing world, and will continue to be so until the West provides or sponsors new education initiatives, preferably also getting directly. A better education is a prerequisite should the impoverished masses of Africa ever wish to hold any (41) hope of gaining their emancipation from the metaphorical (42) of poverty. Education initiativesfor young people as well as life-long learning programmes will also help to breach the gulf that separates the working classes from their ruling elite, a privileged few who enjoy the trappings of Western wealth and the lifestyle that goes with it, while those in their minds are completely preoccupied (43)

the daily struggle for

survival. (44)

we must promote a culture of toleranceof corruption and help to create a new generation for whom education rather than an unscrupulousnature will (45) the true rewards. Education will also help to bridge another gap; that of the cultural one which separates the West from its brethren in the developing world. The impoverished slums and shanty towns are a hotbed of religious and

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political extremism, but hopefully education will serve to create a better sense of understandingbetween all the peoples of the world (46) background. And this will especially be the case if the education programmes themselves are administered by Western professionals, who, in much the same way as they much to learn can teach a thing or two to their counterparts in the developing world, have also, (47) from them in the process as well. Cooperation between people from the different cultures of the West and the developing world will also, hopefully, help to reduce levels of prejudice, bigotry, xenophobia and racial them to claim their rightful tensions. And, last but not by any means least, educating women will (48) place in the social (49) in up-to-now male-dominated cultures. Their aspirations can shift realistically higher, and young female students can hope to go on to become tomorrow's politicians, diplomats and political leaders, or (50)

41. A requisite

they choose.

B. sheer

42. A shackles

43. A h

44. A. By contrast

45. A. yield

46. A. rather than

47. A. undoubtedly 48. A. intensify 49. A rank

B. let alone

B. plights

B. with

C. extreme C. situations C. for

D. genuine D, sets

D. on

B. On the contrary

B. reap

C. In addition

C. provide

C. other than

B. supposedly

C. favourably

B. initiate

C. empower

6. position

C. hierarchy

B. whatsoever

C. whereabouts

D. As a result D. relinquish

D. irrespective of D. presumably

D. accredit

D. tribute

D. thereafter

50. A. nonetheless

Passage 2:

At first, January 14" 1938 was no difference from any other winter day in the seaside town of Aberystwyth. The grey sea (51)______ to the horizon, where it met the gray winter sky. But towards evening the wind (52)

and every wave (53) ________ onto the beach with greater force than the last.

As the night (54)

the wind increased, howling around the houses which faced the sea. (55) agree that the storm reached its height at five o'clock in the morning, when winds were (56)________ to be 150 kilometers an hour. The wind broke windows and smashed front doors, allowing the sea water to (57)


An even greater (58) was taking place in a lonely cottage further down the coast. As the storm grew worse, the three women who lived there decided to abandon their home. No sooner had they picked up their coats than an enormous wave burst (59) the front door. The next wave brought the roof down, trapping them in the house. Fortunately, the driver of a passing train raised the (60)

were rescued from the wreckage.

51. A. stretched

and the women

D. flowed

52. A. toughened 53. A. dashed 54. A. pulled out 55. A. Witnesses 56. A. previewed 57. A. spill

5S. A. drama

59. A. out

60. A. alarm

B. spread

C. extended

B. strengthened B. hit

C. enforced

D. accumulated

C. crashed

D. knocked

B. came up

C. wore on

D. grew up

B. Viewers

C. Audiences

D. Watchers

B. guessed 6. drip B. script

C. prophesised

D. estimated

C. pour C. scenario

D. rain

D. blueprint

B. through

B. siren

C. off

C. blow

D. up

D. horn

VI. READING COMPREHENSION (10 PTS): Read the texts below and choose the best answer to each question.

Passage 1:


No student of a foreign language needs to be told that grammar is complex. By changing word sequences and by adding a range of auxiliary verbs and suffixes, we are able to communicate tiny variations in meaning. We can turn a statement into a question, state whether an action has taken place or is soon to take place, and perform many other word tricks to convey subtle differences in meaning. Nor is this complexity inherent to the English language. All languages, even those of so-called 'primitive' tribes have clever grammatical components. The Cherokee pronoun system, for example, can distinguish between 'you and I, 'several other people and I' and 'you, another person and I'. In English, all these meanings are summed up in the one, crude pronoun 'we'. Grammar is universal and plays a part in every language, no matter how widespread it is. So the question which has baffled many linguists is - who created grammar?

At first, it would appear that this question is impossible to answer. To find out how grammar is created, someone needs to be present at the time of a language's creation, documenting its emergence. Many historical linguists are able to trace modern complex languages back to earlier languages, but in order to answer the question of how complex languages are actually formed, the researcher needs to observe how languages are started from scratch. Amazingly, however, this is possible.

Some of the most recent languages evolved due to the Atlantic slave trade. At that time, slaves from a number of different ethnicities were forced to work together under colonizer's rule. Since they had no opportunity to learn each other's languages, they developed a make-shift language called a pidgin. Pidgins are strings of words copied from the language of the landowner. They have little in the way of grammar, and in many cases it is difficult for a listener to deduce when an event happened, and who did what to whom. [A] Speakers need to use circumlocution in order to make their meaning understood. [B] Interestingly, however, all it takes for a pidgin to become a complex language is for a group of children to be exposed to it at the time when they learn their mother tongue. [C] Slave children did not simply copy the strings of words uttered by their elders, they adapted their words to create a new, expressive language. [D] Complex grammar systems which emerge from pidgins are termed creoles, and they are Invented by children.

Further evidence of this can be seen in studying sign languages for the deaf. Sign languages are not simply a series of gestures; they utilise the same grammatical machinery that is found in spoken languages. Moreover, there are many different languages used worldwide. The creation of one such language was documented quite recently in Nicaragua. Previously, all deaf people were isolated from each other, but in 1979 a new government introduced schools for the deaf. Although children were taught speech and lip reading in the classroom, in the playgrounds they began to invent their own sign system, using the gestures that they used at home. It was basically a pidgin. Each child used the signs differently, and there was no consistent grammar. However, children who joined the school later, when this inventive sign system was already around, developed a quite different sign language. Although it was based on the signs of the older children, the younger children's language was more fluid and compact, and it utilised a large range of grammatical devices to clarify meaning. What is more, all the children used the signs in the same way. A new creole was born.

Some linguists believe that many of the world's most established languages were creoles at first. The English past tense -ed ending may have evolved from the verb 'do'. 'It ended' may once have been 'It end-did'. Therefore it would appear that even the most widespread languages were partly created by children. Children appear to have innate grammatical machinery in their brains, which springs to life when they are first trying to make sense of the world around them. Their minds can serve to create logical, complex structures, even when there is no grammar present for them to copy.

61. In paragraph 1, why does the writer include information about the Cherokee language?

A. To show how simple, traditional cultures can have complicated grammar structures.

B. To show how English grammar differs from Cherokee grammar.

C. To prove that complex grammar structures were invented by the Cherokees.

D. To demonstrate how difficult it is to learn the Cherokee language.

62. What can be inferred about the slaves' pidgin language?

A. It contained complex grammar.

C. It was difficult to understand, even among slaves.

B. It was based on many different languages. D. It was created by the land-owners.

63. All the following sentences about Nicaraguan sign language are true EXCEPT

A. The language has been created since 1979.

B. The language is based on speech and lip reading.

C. The language incorporates signs which children used at home.

D. The language was perfected by younger children.

64. In paragraph 3, where can the following sentence be placed? "It included standardised word

orders and grammatical markers that existed in neither the pidgin language, nor the language of the colonizers."

A. A

B. B

C. C

65. 'From scratch' in paragraph 2 is closest in meaning to

A. from the very beginning

C. by copying something else

D. D

B. in simple cultures

D. by using written information

66. 'Make-shift' in paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to

A. complicated and expressive

C. extensive and diverse

B. simple and temporary

D. private and personal

67. Which sentence is closest in meaning to the sentence in bold?

"Grammar is universal and plays a part in every language, no matter how widespread it is. A.All languages, whether they are spoken by a few people or a lot of people, contain grammar. B. Some languages include a lot of grammar, whereas other languages contain a little.

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C. Languages which contain a lot of grammar are more common that languages that contain a little. D. The grammar of all languages is the same, no matter where the languages evolved.

68. What is true about the new Nicaraguan sign language?

A. Those who used the same sign system were isolated from the others.

B. It was not invented until a new government introduced schools for the deaf.

C. This language system was developed in a completely different way from pidgin language.

D. All children used the same gestures to show meaning.

69. Which idea is presented in the final paragraph?

A. Many established languages became creoles later.

B. Children themselves are prone to create nonsense notions about the world around them. C. English was probably once a creole.

D. Linguists have proven that English was created by children.

70. What does the word 'consistent' in paragraph 4 probably mean?

A. uniform

B. well-prepared

C. predictable

D. meaningful

Passage 2:



In the city, we are barraged with images of the people we might become. Identity is presented as plastic, a matter of possessions and appearance; and a very large proportion of the urban landscape is taken up by slogans, advertisements, flatly photographed images of folk heroes the man who turned into a sophisticated dandy overnight by drinking a particular brand of drink, the girl who transformed herself into a femme fatale with a squirt of cheap scent. The tone of the wording of these advertisements is usually pert and facetious, comically drowning in its own hyperbole. But the pictures are brutally exact: they reproduce every detail of a style of life, down to the brand of cigarette-lighter, the stone in the ring, and the economic row of books on the shelf.

Even in the business of the mass-production of images of identity, this shift from the general to the diverse and particular is quite recent. Consider another line of stills: the back-lit, soft-focus portraits of the first and second generations of great movie stars. There is a degree of romantic unparticularity in the face of each one, as if they were communal dream-projections of society at large. Only in the specialized genres of westerns, farces and gangster movies were stars allowed to have odd, knobby cadaverous faces. The hero as loner belonged to history or the underworld: he spoke from the perimeter of society, reminding us of its dangerous edges.

The stars of the last decade have looked quite different. Soft-focus photography has gone, to be replaced by a style which searches out warts and bumps, and emphasizes the uniqueness not the generality of the face. Voices, too, are strenuously idiosyncratic; whines, stammers and low rumbles are exploited as features of "star quality". Instead of romantic heroes and heroines, we have a brutalist, hard-edged style in which isolation and egotism are assumed as natural social conditions.

In the movies, as in the city, the sense of stable hierarchy has become increasingly exhausted; we no longer live in a world where we can all share the same values, and the same heroes. (It is doubtful whether this world, so beloved of nostalgia moralists, ever existed; but lip-service was paid to it, the pretence, at last was kept up.) The isolate and the eccentric push towards the centre of the stage; their fashions and mannerisms are presented as having as good a claim to the limelight and the future as those of anyone else In the crowd on the underground platform, one may observe a honeycomb of fully-worked-out worlds, each private, exclusive, bearing little comparison with its nearest neighbour. What is prized in one is despised i another. There are no clear rules about how one is supposed to manage one's body, dress, talk, or think Though there are elaborate protocols and etiquettes among particular cults and groups within the city, the subscribe to no common standard.

For the new arrival, this disordered abundance is the city's most evident and alarming quality. He feels as he has parachuted into a funfair of contradictory imperatives. There are so many people he might becom and a suit of clothes, a make of car, and a brand of cigarettes, will go some way towards turning him into personage even before he has discovered who that personage is. Personal identity has always been deep rooted in property, but hitherto the relationship has been a simple one- a question of buying what y could afford, and leaving your wealth to announce your status. In the modern city, there are so many thin to buy, such a quantity of different kinds of status, that the choice and its attendant anxieties have creat a new pornography of state.

The leisure pages of the Sunday newspapers, fashion magazines, TV plays, popular novels, cookboo window displays all nag at the nerve of our uncertainty and snobbery. Should we like American cars, ha rock hamburger joints, Bauhaus chairs...? Literature and art are promoted as personal accessories, paintings of Mondrian or the novels of Samuel Beckett "go" with certain styles like matching handba There is in the city a creeping imperialism of taste, in which more and more commodities are made over being mere expressions of personal identity. The piece of furniture, the pair of shoes, the book, the film,

important not so much in themselves but for what they communicate about their owners; and ownership is stretched to include what one likes or believes in as well as what one can buy. 71. What does the writer say about advertisements in the first paragraph?

A. They often depict people that most other people would not care to be like. B. The pictures in them accurately reflect the way that some people really live. C. Certain kinds are considered more effective in cities than others.

D. The way in which some of them are worded is cleverer than it might appear. 72. What does a "dandy" in paragraph 1 refer to?

A. Aman who becomes famous overnight.

B. A gorgeous man who realizes most women's dream.

C. Arich man who spends his time enjoying himself.

D. A man who cares a lot about his clothes and appearance.

73. The word "despised" in paragraph 4 is closest in meaning to

B. disapproved

C. honoured

D. neglected

A. reflected 74. The writer says that if you look at a line of advertisements on a tube train, it is clear that

A. city dwellers have very diverse ideas about what image they would like to have

B. some images in advertisements have a general appeal that others lack

C. city dwellers are more influenced by images on advertisements than other people are

D. some images are intended to be representative of everyone's aspirations

75. What does the writer imply about portraits of old movie stars?

A. They reflected an era in which people felt basically safe.

B. They made people feel that their own faces were rather unattractive.

C. They tried to disguise the less attractive features of their subjects.

D. Most people did not think they were accurate representations of the stars in them.

76. What does the writer suggest about the stars of the last decade?

A. Most people accept that they are not typical of society as a whole.

B. They make an effort to speak in a way that may not be pleasant on the ear. C. Some of them may be uncomfortable about the way they come across. D. They make people wonder whether they should become more selfish. 77. The writer uses the crowd on an underground platform to exemplify his belief that

A. no one in a city has strict attitudes towards the behavior of others B. no single attitude to life is more common than another in a city C. people in cities would like to have more in common with each other D. views of what society was like in the past are often accurate

78. The writer implies that new arrivals in a city may

A. acquire a certain image without understanding what that involves

B. underestimate the importance of wealth

C. decide that status is of little importance

D. change the image they wish to have too frequently

79. The novels of Samuel Beckett is an example of

A. classic literature works that make their owners feel superior to other people B. literature works of high artistic value

C. possessions that show owners' identity

D. what is wanted by the majority in the society

80. What point does the writer make about city dwellers in the final paragraph?

A. They are unsure as to why certain things are popular with others.

B. They are keen to be the first to appreciate new styles.

C. They want to acquire more and more possessions.

D. They are aware that judgments are made about them according to what they buy.


I. CLOZE TESTS (20 PTS): Read the texts below and think of the word which best fits each space. Use only ONE WORD for each space.

Passage 1

Many species of animals and plants have disappeared (1) extinct. But sometimes animals or plant (2)

the earth. They have died out, or become

can be found buried in rocks. These are called fossils.

Imprints in rocks (paw prints, for example) are also called fossils. (3)_______ every creature survives as a fossil. Many simply rot (4)

completely and leave no trace of

their existence. Because many creatures and plants have disappeared without leaving any fossils, we will never know anything about them.

Paoe f

The study of fossils, or paleontology, to (5)

it its scientific name became established at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Before this research began, people did not believe that fossils had once ammonites, a been alive. Large fossil teeth were seen as evidence of a race of giants in the past, (6) very common type of fossil which you might easily find yourself on a beach or among rocks, were called to stone snakestones because of their snake-like shape. People believed that snakes had been (7) by a miracle.

in zoos.

The most famous fossils of all are the dinosaurs. There are, of course, no dinosaurs on (8) They were not hunted to extinction by humans as some animals have been, but became extinct millions of years before our own species developed. The reason why the dinosaurs became extinct is still a mystery. change. One possibility Many theories have connected the disappearance of dinosaurs with major (9)

the earth putting so much dust into the atmosphere that is that a gigantic meteorite crashed (10) the amount of sunlight was reduced. The temperature would have fallen and, as a consequence, many types of plants and animals would have become extinct.

Passage 2:


Chickenpox is a highly contagious Infectious disease caused by the Varicella zoster virus; sufferers develop a fleeting itchy (11) that can spread throughout the body. The disease can last for up to 14 days and Individuals infected can occur in both children and adults, though the young are particularly (12) with chickenpox can expect to experience a high but tolerable level of discomfort and a fever as the disease (13)

its way through the system. The ailment was once considered to be a "rite of passage" by parents in the U.S. and thought to provide children with greater and improved immunity to other forms of sickness later in life. This view, (14)

was altered after additional research by scientists demonstrated unexpected dangers associated with the virus. Over time, the fruits of this research have transformed attitudes toward the disease and the utility of seeking preemptive measures against it. A vaccine against chickenpox was (15)

invented by Michiaki Takahashi, a Japanese doctor and research scientist, in the mid-1960s. Dr. Takahashi began his work to isolate and grow the virus in 1965 and in 1972 began clinical (16)

with a live but weakened form of the virus that caused the human body to create (17)

Japan and several other countries began widespread chickenpox vaccination programs in 1974. However, it took over 20 years for the chickenpox vaccine to be approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), finally earning the U.S. government's seal of approval (18). widespread use in 1995. Yet even though the chickenpox vaccine was available and recommended by the FDA, parents did not immediately choose to vaccinate their children against this disease. Mothers and disease against fathers typically cited the notion that chickenpox did not constitute a serious (19) which a person needed to be (20)


PART 1: Complete each sentence, using the correct form of the word in parentheses.


1. The lake near to where I live is one of the deepest and most Efforts have been made to recover disaster-stricken and day by day. (WAR)

in the world. (VOLUME) areas of the country, hope fading

3. Our competitive company confirmed that they were not involved in any 4. Cantankerous,

activities. (ACT)

and dyslexic Billy Childish, an all-round English artist, has been namechecked by everyone from Kurt Cobain to Kylie Minogue. (OPINION) 5. That the child behaved

made the couple happy. (DEAR)

6. James, a

correspondent, immediately headed for the scene to give extensive coverage of

the Belgium blast. (GLOBE) 7. I was glad that the bad guy got his

at the end of the movie. (COME)

a new tenant

8. The landlady considered complaining about the noise but she didn't want to

and jeopardize a 30-day advance. (AGONY)

9. He is a wealthy businessman who can easily afford

suits. (SPEAK)

10. It is predicted that all countries will establish a territory on the Internet and try to defend their


PART 2: Complete the passage with appropriate forms from the words given in the box.





Bringing up one's child (11)

long and hard the (12)





is not a decision to be taken lightly. Both parents must consider involved in raising a child in a two-language home. This decision is one of those all-important choices which will affect not only the parents' lives but also the life of the child. Raising a child bilingually has a (13)

effect. Firstly, of course, the child learns the two languages of the parents. Secondly, the parents' decision will influence factors which will have a (14) effect on the child's life. Some of these factors include: style and place of education; diameter



of social circle; employment potential and preference; and, most (15) child views himself and his global environment. One of the more advantageous (16)

the way in which the

of being a member of a bilingual family is the inherent awareness of two different cultures. This bicultural child inherits a wealth of knowledge brought about by an exposure to: (17)

backgrounds; traditional songs and folklore; rituals of marriage; models of social interaction; and therefore, two varying interpretations of the world. The monolingual child seems to be at a disadvantage in comparison to the bilingual child, who has a set of languages and an (18) set of abstract cultural ideas. Practically speaking, when a child comes from a two-language family, he must be taught both languages in order to communicate with the extended family members. When, for example, the grandparents speak a language which differs from that of the child's (19) a monolingual child would be deprived of the interaction which occurs between grandparents and grandchildren. On the other hand, a bilingual child will not only be able to speak to grandparents, but will also comprehend where these people have 'come from'. There will be a shared cultural empathy within the family. Because all family members can communicate, on both a verbal and cultural level, no one will feel excluded and the child will develop a sense of (20)


III. ERROR CORRECTION: (10PTS) The following passage contains 10 errors. Identify and correct them.



Business was bad. Sales were non-existent, I was overdrawn at the bank, I'd come up huge debts and the man who sold me the shop was threatening to sue me because I hadn't paid him. I had expected teething trouble when I took over the shop all new businesses have problems in the beginning but in the eleven months I had been open I had never had a customer. I'd tried everything to drum over business ads in the local newspaper, mid-season sales, sponsor the local football team - but nothing I'd tried had worked. I was at my wits' back. A friend suggested I seek for professional advice. He reassured me that his friend, Mr. Stott, would help me tackle the problem of disappointing sales. Notwithstanding there I was in the city, sitting across from Mr. Stott, a management consultant. "Now you live here in Willonga, a deserted town, and you bought the local bakery, but you didn't keep it on like a bakery," he said. "No, I saw a gap in the market and changed the focus of the business." I replied. "And things aren't going as well as they could be," he continued, sitting back in his chair. "Don't worry, Mr. Redston, it's not usual to run into difficulties on first setting up a business. I'm sure we'll be able to sort everything out." He put on his glasses. "So what is it where you sell?" he asked. "Sand," I replied. "I sell sand."

IV. SENTENCE TRANSFORMATION: (20 PTS) Rewrite the following sentences using the words given.

1. The president is the statesman I admire most of all.

There is no

2. It was more of a business arrangement than a marriage.

It was not

3. He was about to give away my secret, but I caught his attention just in time. (EYE)

Had I

4. Having three children to look after every day had taken its toll on Elke. (GRIND)

Elke was worn

5. Mary is unlikely to get the job that she has applied for. (PROSPECT)


out my secret.

of three children.

the job that she has applied for.

6. Don't say anything negative about her singing because she's very sensitive and might be offended by

your remarks. (OFFENCE)

7. It looks nice, but it doesn't taste as good. (EARTH)


8. I hope his story will help us to understand what happened. (SHED)

Hopefully when he tells us his story, it will

9. She finally admitted that she had stolen the money. (OWNED)


10. The children who are underage are not allowed to go into the Horace Club. (BOUNDS)

The Horace Club

what happened.

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Đáp án OLYMPIC 11 (2016)

1. D

Phân trắc nghiệm (0.5 pt each)

15. D





2. B






3. A






4. B






5. D






6. D






7. B






8. A






9. C
































Phân tự luận:

OPEN CLOZE (1 pt each)

1. from

2. remains

3. Not

4. away

5. give

6. while

7. turned

8. display

9. climatic



12. vulnerable


WORD FORMATION (1 pt each)

1. voluminous

2. war-torn

3. actionable

4. opinionated 5. endearingly 6. globetrotting 7. comeuppance 8. antagonize 9. bespoke



1. line 1: come -> run

2. line 3: trouble -> troubles

3. line 5: over -> up

4. line 6: sponsor -> sponsoring

5. line 7: back -> end




11. bilingually 12.Implications 13.two-fold 14. far-reaching 15.importantly 16. by-products 17.historical 18.accompanying 19.locale 20.rootedness

6. line 7: seek for -> seek

16.trials 17.antibodies

18.for 19.enough 20.vaccinated

7. line 8: Notwithstanding -> So

8. line 10: like -> as

9. line 13: usual -> unusual

10.line 15: where -> that

1. There is no (other) statesman I admire more than / as much as the president.

2. It was not so much a marriage as a business arrangement.

3. Had I not caught his eye just in time, he would have blurted out my secret.

4. Elke was worn down by the daily grind of taking care of three children.

5. There is little/no prospect of Mary's getting the job that she has applied for.

6. Don't say anything negative about her singing because she's very sensitive and might take offence at your remarks.

7. Nice as/though it looks, it tastes like nothing on earth.

8. Hopefully when he tells us his story, it will shed light on what happened.

9. She finally owned up to stealing/having stolen the money.

10 The Horarp Club ic out of hounds be the abild