Đề thi Olympic truyền thống 30-4 lần thứ XXV – năm 2019 THPT Chuyên Lê Hồng Phong, TP Hồ Chí Minh môn Tiếng Anh lớp 11 có đáp án

     Đề thi Olympic truyền thống 30-4 lần thứ XXV - năm 2019 THPT Chuyên Lê Hồng Phong, TP Hồ Chí Minh môn Tiếng Anh lớp 11 có đáp án là tài liệu rất hữu ích cho các bạn học sinh lớp 11 đang học tại THPT Chuyên Lê Hồng Phong và muốn ôn tập kiến thức của mình trước kỳ thi quan trọng.

     Đề thi này bao gồm các câu hỏi và bài tập về ngữ pháp, từ vựng, đọc hiểu và viết, được thiết kế để đánh giá kiến thức của học sinh và giúp họ cải thiện kỹ năng của mình trong môn Tiếng Anh.

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Môn thi: Anh văn - Khối: 11 

Ngày thi: 06/04/2019 

Thời gian làm bài : 180 phút 

Đề này có 08 trang. 

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.  

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

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


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

1. He has done things he ought not to have done and ______ undone things he ought to have done. A. leaving B. will leave C. left D. leave  2. The team ______ be the same without him. 

A. mustn’t B. wouldn’t C. shouldn’t D. needn’t 3. Suppose she ______ that outrageous story circulating around the office, she'd be furious! A. has heard B. heard C. would hear D. had heard 4. I'd rather you ______ a noise last night; I couldn't get to sleep. 

A. wouldn't make B. didn't make C. hadn't made D. haven't made 5. The teacher has gone home, so you ______ her at the library. 

A. can’t have seen B. mustn't have seen C. weren't able to see D. couldn’t see 6. I didn’t get home until well after midnight last night. Otherwise, I ______ your call. A. returned B. had returned C. would return D. would have returned 7. –“Did the kids enjoy the circus?” 

–“Absolutely! The clown got them ______ all the time.” 

 A. laugh B. to be laughing C. to laugh D. laughing 8. –“Have you heard, Samuel has just been awarded his PhD?" 

–“Yes, but intelligent ______ he is, he has no basic common sense." 

A. although B. though C. however D. while 9. My sister is left-handed, ______ no one else in our family is. 

A. which B. who C. that D. for which 10. ______ they couldn’t have told us all that we were likely to lose our jobs because the business was  failing is beyond me.  

A. When B. Why C. How D. Whether  

II. PHRASAL VERBS AND PREPOSITIONS (5 PTS) Choose the best options to complete the  following sentences. 

11. I was prepared to back ______ her story because I knew it was the truth.  

A. up B. down C. on D. for 12. My brother has a flair ______ languages and can speak more than six.  

A. about B. with C. on D. for 13. A local hotel has been found guilty of ______ incidents of food poisoning.  

A. holing up B. shutting off C. covering up D. tucking away  14. How would you set ______ teaching a dog to perform tricks?  

A. about B. on C. for D. up 15. He was led ______ by her flattery but soon discovered how insincere she was.  A. away B. on C. out D. up 16. We had to queue ______ before we could get into the cinema last night.  

A. up B. on C. along D. in 

17. The meeting didn’t ______ until late.  

A. end up B. break up C. come about D. fall through  18. Would you like to try ______ this new electric cooker?  

A. out B. by C. with D. for 19. Although they tried, they couldn't hold ______ their laughter.  

A. up B. in C. off D. over 20. The student was eligible ______ a full grant to study at university.  

A. for B. to C. with D. on 

III. VOCABULARY (10 PTS): Choose the best options to complete the following sentences. 

21. Having a broken ankle ______ her movements considerably. 

A. barred B. hindered C. intervened D. blocked 22. When I came in, I found a great surprise ______ me. 

A. expecting B. celebrating C. awaiting D. disregarding 23. You were really ______ when you paid $100 for those shoes. They're not even leather! A. swiped B. pinched C. ripped off D. pilfered 24. To be well-prepared for studies at a university, you should take ______ courses in school. A. rigorous B. feeble C. porous D. extravagant 25. The government is making little ______ in its fight to beat inflation. 

A. headway B. advance C. improvement D. forward 26. We don’t know him very well. He’s just a casual ______ of ours. 

A. relative B. fraternity C. acquaintance D. occupant 27. Greg has, to all intents and ______, finished his degree course, with the exception of his final  dissertation. 

A. reasons B. aims C. purposes D. proposals 28. They disagreed at first, but after some discussion, they reached ______. 

A. a consensus B. a majority C. an acquiescence D. a persuasion 29. We were all on a ______ -edge until the very end of the Hitchcock film. 

A. razor B. cliff C. knife D. chair 30. The ______ thought of going to the dentist gives me nightmares. 

A. worthy B. ripe C. frank D. mere 31. We giggled at the sight of Mrs. Brown ______ down the road in her six-inch stiletto heels. A. staggering B. tottering C. reeling D. stumbling 32. Peter had a difficult time ______ his car into the small parking spot. 

A. mobilizing B. maneuvering C. manipulating D. motoring 33. Jane ______ about the surprise party for Sheila and now the whole idea is ruined. A. blabbed B. prattled C. gossiped D. chatted 34. He ______ the papers in a neat pile. 

A. stacked B. clustered C. bunched D. heaped 35. Thousands of refugees are camping at the ______ between the two countries, hoping to find asylum.  A. boundary B. brim C. border D. rim 36. Joe’s health has gotten ______ worse over the last few months. 

A. chronologically B. consecutively C. serially D. progressively 37. Jenny was so unhappy as she was under the ______ of her husband. 

A. finger B. skin C. nose D. thumb 38. The team had to ______ of the competition because of injuries. 

A. pull out B. extract C. renounce D. retract 39. We had a ______ of a time at Jason's party yesterday. 

A. whale B. whole C. period D. week 40. Investors were caught ______ by the sharp drop in share prices. 

A. undecided B. unawares C. unsuspecting D. unconscious 

IV. GUIDED CLOZE (10 PTS): Read the texts below and decide which answer best fits each  space. 

Passage A: 

The BBC, in the form of the language-teaching arm of the World Service, and Harper Collins have (41)  ______ forces to publish the BBC English Dictionary, "A Dictionary for the World". It is (42) ______ at the 

120 million listeners to the World Service who cannot find the expressions in (43) ______ dictionaries. (44)  ______ on 70 million words broadcast at least ten times a year on the World Service, the compilers, (45)  ______ by Prof. John Sinclair, have included (46) ______ expressions and word usage, without judging  whether they are being used (47) ______. Elizabeth Smith, the BBC's Controller of English Services, said:  “Our language is (48) ______ on statements by real people, like politicians and (49) ______ which the BBC  has accurately recorded. As broadcasters, we try to use a few idioms and metaphors but only to show that  we (50) ______ in the real world.” 

41. A. connected B. joined C. attached D. fixed 42. A. pointed B. directed C. trained D. aimed 43. A. functional B. traditional C. conventional D. partial 44. A. Counting B. Trying C. Drawing D. Bearing 45. A. headed B. chaired C. dictated D. treated 46. A. recent B. current C. nowadays D. late 47. A. correctly B. truly C. sincerely D. finely 48. A. designed B. made C. formed D. based 49. A. so many B. thus far C. as to D. so on 50. A. inhabit B. live C. stay D. exist 

Passage B: 

Researchers have been perplexed by the increasing prevalence of allergies in children. While many (51)  ______ appear to contribute to the (52) ______ of allergies, sensitization to common allergens has been  shown to reduce the risk of allergies persisting from childhood into adulthood. For example, one recent  study shows that exposure early in life to cats and dogs may protect children against allergies (53) ______  pets, dust mites, ragweed, and grass, among other things. Some allergists had (54) ______ thought that  repeated exposure to pets in infancy would (55) ______ the likelihood of developing pet allergies.  (56)______, it is now believed that endotoxins, substances (57) ______ in the mouths of cats and dogs,  may (58) ______ help to prevent allergies. When a pet licks a child during play, endotoxins are transferred  from the animal’s tongue to the child. Endotoxins are (59) ______ to help the human immune system (60) ______ resistance towards some allergens in the environment. The bottom line is that living too clean a life  may contribute to the increasing number of children with allergies. 

51. A. ideas B. factors C. issues D. concerns 52. A. development B. sickness C. resistance D. evolution 53. A. of B. by C. with D. towards 54. A. previously B. already C. usually D. later 55. A. improve B. increase C. enrich D. assist 56. A. However B. Furthermore C. Moreover D. Nevertheless 57. A. placed B. developed C. introduced D. found 58. A. also B. actually C. not D. finally 59. A. determined B. analyzed C. assumed D. thought 60. A. destroy B. maintain C. produce D. contribute 

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

Passage A 

It is well known that adequate sleep is important in the formation of memories. Two recent studies indicate  that performance of motor skills tasks was greatly enhanced if subjects were allowed to sleep immediately  following training. In one study students were taught a series of finger-tapping sequences and then tested  for their memory of the tasks. Performances were 34% faster for the first group of students, who slept for  eight hours immediately after learning the sequences, as compared to the second group, who were kept  awake during that time. Furthermore, error rates were 30% lower for the group that slept after learning.  Performance on the tasks was shown to be unaffected by sleep deprivation prior to the training. Differences  in performance persisted two days later, after the second group of students had also had a full night’s sleep.  This indicates that a window of opportunity exists for sleep to be effective in aiding the memory of motor  skills.

In the other study, a group of people who were taught keyboarding sequences in the morning, and then  tested 12 hours later without a period of sleep, improved their typing ability by 2%. Another group, who  were taught the sequences in the evening, and then tested 12 hours later after a night’s sleep, improved  their typing ability by 20%. This study found that performance improvement is linked to Stage 2 sleep, or  non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep, typically experienced late at night or in the early morning hours.  According to this study, those who get up earlier than usual, thus interrupting their Stage 2 sleep, may have  difficulty remembering motor skills tasks they had learned the day before. 

61. According to the studies, what improves motor skills performance? 

A. Waiting two days before continuing instruction 

B. Learning tasks in the correct sequence 

C. Learning a skill and then sleeping 

D. Getting a good night’s sleep before learning a skill 

62. The findings of the first study indicate that ______. 

A. sleep deprivation before learning a task has a negative effect on performance 

B. sleeping immediately after learning a task has a positive effect on performance 

C. sleep deprivation immediately after learning a task has no effect on performance D. sleeping immediately before learning a task has a positive effect on performance 63. The results of the second study ______. 

A. are unrelated to the first study 

B. contradict the results of the first study 

C. confirm the results of the first study 

D. explain the results of the first study 

64. According to the passage, what is the importance of NREM sleep? 

A. A decrease in NREM improves the formation of memories. 

B. Too much NREM slows down the formation of memories. 

C. There is no relationship between NREM and the formation of memories. 

D. Lack of NREM inhibits the formation of memories. 

65. According to the studies, which strategy would be best for learning to play the piano? A. Learning in the evening, and then getting a good night’s sleep 

B. Learning immediately after getting up very early 

C. Learning in the morning, and then doing something else 

D. Learning late in the evening and then taking a short nap 

Passage B 

Scientists at a Texas university have successfully cloned a cat for the first time. DNA obtained from a female  donor cat named Rainbow was transplanted into an egg cell whose nucleus and chromosomes had been  previously removed. The egg cell was then implanted into a surrogate mother, Allie. Sixty-six days later, a  kitten, later named Copy Cat, was born. The breakthrough in cloning a household pet was greeted with  excitement by pet lovers, many of whom have already “banked” their pets’ DNA and even made financial  contributions to the university in the hope of one day obtaining a clone. The news was also welcomed by  scientists interested in the preservation of endangered species. 

Although scientists now have the technology to clone animals, Copy Cat’s birth came only after several  unsuccessful attempts at cloning a cat. Researchers first tried using skin cells from a donor cat to create a  clone, but only one pregnancy resulted out of 188 embryos, and this ended in a miscarriage. Scientists then  tried using cells from cats’ ovarian tissue. Out of 87 such embryos, only Copy Cat survived. Although  comparable to the success rate in sheep, cows, goats and pigs, these odds must be reduced to make pet  cloning feasible. 

Animal rights activists claim that pet cloning is dangerous for the animals involved, and that it could  needlessly increase the pet population of the country. Also, activists say that believing cloning will bring the  same animal back is a fallacy. 

Although Copy Cat’s coat color is similar to Rainbow’s and a genetic match confirms that she is indeed a  clone, her behavior and personality are very different. Rainbow is reserved, while Copy Cat is playful and  curious. In reality, social environment and upbringing are more likely to determine the personality of an  animal than genetic material and blood type. 

66. The main purpose of this passage is to ______. 

A. advocate further research into pet cloning 

B. encourage pet lovers to bank their pets’ DNA 

C. generate funds for the university’s pet cloning project 

D. present the pros and cons associated with cloning pets

67. What is Allie’s relationship to Copy Cat? 

A. She gave birth to Copy Cat. 

B. She was cloned from Copy Cat’s DNA. 

C. She has the same personality as Copy Cat. 

D. She provided the donor cells used to create Copy Cat. 

68. According to the passage, what important fact should pet lovers keep in mind before cloning their pet? A. Banking a pet’s DNA is expensive. 

B. Cloning will bring back the same animal. 

C. The clone could be different from the original animal. 

D. Cloning sheep, cows and pigs is easier than cloning a cat. 

69. What beneficial effect might cloning have in the future? 

A. It could be used to prevent miscarriages. 

B. It could be used to prevent the extinction of rare animals. 

C. It could reduce the number of unwanted pets in the country. 

D. It could reduce the impact of upbringing on a pet’s behavior. 

70. According to the passage, which factor is most important in determining a pet’s behavior? A. Its DNA 

B. Its donor tissue 

C. Its environment 

D. Its surrogate mother 

Passage C 

Brood parasitism, an unusual practice among birds, involves one species laying its eggs in another species’  nest, leaving the host to raise the intruder’s young. For instance, female European Cuckoos lay their eggs  only in the nests of other birds. A cuckoo egg usually closely mimics the eggs of the host, one of whose  eggs is often removed by the cuckoo. The host may recognize the intruder’s egg and abandon the nest, or  she may stay and raise the young. Soon after the cuckoo hatches, if there are any host bird’s young in the  nest, the cuckoo will toss them out, using a scooplike depression in its back. The host parents are then  left to raise the young cuckoo. 

Brown-headed cowbirds are another brood parasitic species. They have been known to parasitize over 200  other species of birds. Their eggs do not closely mimic host eggs, and they do not oust host eggs and young  from their nests. Instead, cowbirds tend to hatch earlier than hosts and grow faster, thus crowding out and  reducing the food intake of the host’s young. 

Some host species have learned, however, to reject invader eggs. Scientists do not fully understand how  these rejector species have developed, or why some species still accept invader eggs even when the eggs  look different. Some scientists believe that acceptors are birds that do not want to risk damaging or  accidentally removing one of their own eggs when trying to eject an invader. Others believe that beak size  influences rejection, allowing birds with large beaks to eject invader eggs more easily. Still other scientists  claim that chance plays a big role in deciding which birds will be acceptors and which will be rejectors. 

71. What do European Cuckoos and brown-headed cowbirds have in common? 

A. They are both rejector species. 

B. Their eggs do not closely mimic host eggs. 

C. They lay their eggs in the nests of other birds. 

D. They have been known to parasitize over 200 other species. 

72. What is the “scooplike depression” mentioned at the end of paragraph one used for? A. to remove host birds’ young 

B. to remove host birds’ eggs 

C. to remove a parasite’s young 

D. to remove a parasite’s egg 

73. What is one difference between European Cuckoos and brown-headed cowbirds? A. Cuckoos raise their own young. 

B. The baby cuckoo eats the host birds’ eggs. 

C. The baby cuckoo crowds out host bird babies. 

D. The baby cuckoo ejects host birds’ young from nests. 

74. What advantage do young cowbirds have in another bird’s nest? 

A. They toss out the host birds’ young. 

B. They develop faster than the host birds’ young. 

C. They are very similar to the host birds’ young. 

D. The mother cowbird removes one of the host birds’ eggs.

75. According to the passage, birds with large beaks ______. 

A. tend to accept invader eggs 

B. are able to remove invader eggs 

C. tend to damage their own eggs 

D. are rejected by birds with small beaks 

Passage D 

There are more than 500 carnivorous plant species growing naturally in the world, ranging in size from a  fraction of an inch to vines that are over 60 feet tall. While often biologically quite different from each other,  these plants all share a common trait, carnivorousness. This is the ability to capture animals and digest  them. Why have some plant species developed this extraordinary property? Most carnivorous plants grow in  acid soils or water that is poor in mineral salts. In order to survive, these plants have devised ingenious  traps over several thousands of years of evolution. Some use pools of water to drown unlucky visitors,  others have sticky surfaces that work like flypaper, and some have “snap traps” that clamp down on insects  in a matter of milliseconds. The prey captured by these traps supply the vitamins and minerals that other  plants would normally absorb through their roots. 

Even though these plants may have diverse appearances and grow in different environments, they are often  closely related to each other. In the 19th Century, Charles Darwin believed that landbased Venus flytraps,  found in North and South Carolina, and aquatic waterwheels, which grow in Europe, Asia and Australia, were  closely related because they both depend on snap traps to catch their prey. A century later, British  researchers looking more closely at the form and structure of the waterwheel, decided that its closest kin  was not the Venus flytrap but the terrestrial sundew. The sundew consumes insects caught with its flypaper  trap. 

However, it has recently been proved that Darwin’s hunch was right after all. Scientists at the New York  Botanical Garden studied the DNA of about a dozen carnivorous plants. They concluded that the world’s only  two snap-trapping plants really are sibling species, whereas the sundew is no closer than a cousin, sharing a  more distant common ancestor. 

76. How does a snap trap work? 

A. It drowns an insect. 

B. It encloses an insect. 

C. It traps an insect on its sticky surface. 

D. It digests an insect through its roots. 

77. Why did Darwin think the Venus flytrap and the waterwheel were related? 

A. They live in similar environments. 

B. They have similar DNA. 

C. Both are siblings of the sundew. 

D. Both have snap traps. 

78. British researchers decided that the two species most closely related to each other are______. A. waterwheels and sundews 

B. flytraps and snap traps 

C. Venus flytraps and sundews 

D. Venus flytraps and waterwheels 

79. How are non-carnivorous plants different from carnivorous plants?  

A. Non-carnivorous plants get nutrients through their roots. 

B. Non-carnivorous plants can live in acid soils. 

C. Non-carnivorous plants are less biologically diverse than carnivorous plants. 

D. Non-carnivorous plants evolved more slowly than carnivorous plants. 

80. What are the two snap-trapping plants mentioned in the last sentence? 

A. The aquatic waterwheel and the terrestrial sundew 

B. The Venus flytraps from North and South Carolina 

C. Venus flytraps and the aquatic waterwheel 

D. Venus flytraps and the terrestrial sundew 


I. CLOZE TEST (20 PTS): Read the texts below and complete each space with ONE  suitable word.

Passage A 

It is common knowledge that rainfall in the mountains directly influences nearby river levels. Yet recent  research has revealed that some efforts are not seen (1)______ fifty years after the rain has fallen. A study  by a civil engineering professor investigated the (2) ______ it takes for precipitation to travel from  mountains to valleys (3) ______ underground aquifers, or water passages. Using a computer model, this  scientist (4) ______ on the water levels of a major river in the Rio Grande Valley in New Mexico. His model  showed that a drought that occurred fifty years ago could be partly to (5) ______ for current low water  levels. The model assumed a fifty-year wet climate cycle followed by an abrupt change in which precipitation  was cut in half. For decades, there was no change in the base flow of the Rio Grande, (6) ______ after fifty  years that dry cycle (7) ______ up in the river. Previously, (8) ______ such as how much water to store and  (9) ______ from reservoirs have been based on a conservative view, because it has been hard to predict  streamflows years (10) ______. However, if additional research supports this study, the much-delayed  impact of droughts on underground water levels would have significant implications for water management. 

Passage B 

Over one hundred brightly colored and diverse frog species have recently been identified on the tropical  island of Sri Lanka. The new species were identified by noticeable (11) ______ in physical features, habitat,  development, and genetic make-up. Some are tiny and dwell on the ground, whereas (12) ______ are large  and inhabit trees. Five of the new (13)______ lay eggs in homespun baskets suspended above water, so  that when the eggs (14) ______ the tadpoles have no difficulty taking their first (15) ______. The remaining  new frog species give birth to their young by producing eggs on the forest floor. These frogs (16)______ the  tadpole stage and emerge as miniature (17) ______ of their parents. 

Frogs and other amphibians are important indicators of ecological balance; therefore a decline in their  numbers would be considered a warning that (18) ______ of the natural environment for a particular area is  needed. (19) ______ that Sri Lanka has already lost 95% of its forests, measures to protect the remaining  forest fragments are crucial. Since many frogs produce chemicals that could have practical applications in  health care and medical treatment, they are a potential source of new drugs. Thus, ensuring that frogs are  protected by preserving and restoring their (20) ______ is very important. 


PART 1: Complete each sentence, using the correct form of the word in parentheses. 1. Another nuclear accident in the same place is virtually ______. (CONCEIVE) 

2. Though she had spent hours fixing the computer, he ______ her efforts. (LITTLE) 3. Smoking has caused ______ damage to his lungs. (REVERSE) 

4. –“Was it a good read?" –“Oh, totally ______! I finished it in two days." (PUT) 

5. The police file was ______ because of new evidence. (ACT) 

6. The war has ______ nearly two-thirds of the country's population. (ROOT) 

7. Premature disclosure of the test sites might lead to ______ of the experiment. (VALID) 8. Their ten-point lead puts the team in an almost ______ position. (ASSAIL) 

9. The poet fell in love with her and ______ her in his verse. (MORTAL) 

10. He was able to pass ______ through several military checkpoints. (HINDER) 

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



Mime and pantomime was a Greek and Roman dramatic entertainment representing scenes from life, often  in a (11) ______ manner. Currently, the art has evolved into the (12) ______ of a character or the narration  of a story solely by means of body movement. The Greco-Roman mime was a farce that stressed (13)  ______ action but which included song and spoken dialogue. In Roman pantomime, unlike the mime actor,  the players wore (14) ______ masks, which identified their characters but deprived them of speech and of  the use of (15) ______ gestures. Thus hand movements were particularly expressive and important.  Pantomimus, dressed like a tragic actor in a cloak and long tunic, usually performed solo, (16) ______ by an  orchestra. In the theatre of China and Japan, mime acquired a role unknown in the West, becoming a(n)  (17) ______ part of the major dramatic genres. In Chinese drama the conventions of gesticulation, as well  as the (18) ______ of the stage properties, are immense in scope and (19) ______ to those unfamiliar with  the traditional forms. The high art of modern mime was (20) ______ philosophically by such artists as  Marcel Marceau, who defined mime as lithe art of expressing feelings by attitudes and not a means of  expressing words through gestures.

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


Football is traditionally, a man's sport, but now the women are muscling in on their act, or so  it seems. Because many top male footballers have been transferred for astronomical sums of  money that the game has become more a highly-powered business than a sport. This is  where the women come in, more motivated, more interested in the game more than in  5 

promoting themselves and generally better behaved both on and in the pitch, making a strong  contrast to their male counterparts' greed and cynicism. Indeed, as to FIFA, the world football  governing body, the future of football belongs to women, and the organization has put out to  actively promote women's football. Perhaps, in view of the fact that women are half the  world's population, this is how it should be. In the USA, many members of national women's  10 

football teams are well known than male footballers, and some professional female players in  both North America and Europe have attracted lucrative sponsor deals. Generally, two  problems beset women's football: the need to be taken more serious and for more funding to  be made available. Once these have already achieved along with the blessing of FIFA, we  should see footballers who are accessible, cooperative, decent and sporting in place of the  15 

spoiled mercenary star boys of sport. 

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

1. He realised how much he cared for her only when she had been away for a long time. (HOME) Her prolonged________________________________________________________. 2. So that she would be able to leave the room quickly, Kathy stood by the door. (POSITIONED) Kathy ____________________________________________________________. 

3. This essay shows a slight improvement on the last. (MARGINALLY) 

This essay is______________________________. 

4. If they discover your role in the incident, you will go to prison. (LIGHT) 

If your role in the incident _______________________________. 

5. No one could stand in for Bob when the proposal was drafted. (INSTRUMENTAL) Bob _______________________________________________. 

6. My boss says I can use his car whenever I want to, so long as I'm careful. (DISPOSAL) My boss says his car _________________________________________. 

7. If she hadn’t interfered, there would have been no problems. (SMOOTHLY) 

Without her ______________________________________. 

8. She didn't understand the situation and so made a terrible mistake. (STICK) 

She got ______________________________________________. 

9. I tried as hard as I could to make sure that this problem would not arise. (POWER) I did ________________________________________________________. 

10. Karen's bad mood is totally unconnected with the matter in hand. (BEARING) 

The matter ___________________________________________. 


Họ và tên thí sinh: ................................................................................................................................ Số báo danh: ........................................................................................................................................

Đáp án OLYMPIC 11 (2019) Phần trắc nghiệm (0.5 pt each) 

1. C. left  

2. B. wouldn’t  

3. D. had heard 

4. C. hadn't made  

5. A. can't have seen 6. D. would have returned 7. D. laughing 

8. B. though 

9. A. which  

10.B. Why  

11.A. up  

12.D. for 

13.C. covering up  

14.A. about 

15.B. on  

16.A. up  

17.B. break up  

18.A. out  

19.B. in  

20.A. for  

21.B. hindered  

22.C. awaiting  23.C. ripped off  24.A. rigorous  

25.A. headway 

26.C. acquaintance  27.C. purposes  28.A. a consensus  29.C. knife  

30.D. mere 

31.B. tottering  32.B. maneuvering  33.A. blabbed  

34.A. stacked 

35.C. border  

36.D. progressively 37.D. thumb 

38.A. pull out  

39.A. whale  

40.B. unawares  41.B. joined  

42.D. aimed 

43.C. conventional  44.C. Drawing 

45.A. headed  

46.B. current  

47.A. correctly  48.D. based 

49.D. so on 

50.B. live  

51.B. factors  

52.A. development  53.D. towards 

54.A. previously 55.B. increase  56.A. However  57.D. found 

58.B. actually  

59.D. thought 

60.B. maintain  

61.C. learning a skill and then sleeping 

62.B. sleeping immediately after learning a task has a positive effect on performance. 63.C. confirm the results of the first study 

64.D. Lack of NREM inhibits the formation of memories. 

65.A. learning in the evening, and then getting a good night’s sleep 66.D. present the pros and cons associated with cloning pets. 

67.A. She gave birth to Copy Cat. 

68.C. The clone could be different from the original animal. 

69.B. It could be used to prevent the extinction of rare animals. 

70.C. Its environment 

71.C. They lay their eggs in the nests of other birds. 

72.A. to remove host birds’ young 

73.D. The baby cuckoo ejects host birds’ young from nests. 

74.B. They develop faster than the host birds’ young. 

75.B. are able to remove invader eggs. 

76.B. It encloses an insect. 

77.D. Both have snap traps. 

78.A. waterwheels and sundews 

79.A. get nutrients through their roots 

80.C. Venus flytraps and the aquatic waterwheel 

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OPEN CLOZE (1 pt each) 

1. until  

2. time  

3. through  4. focused  5. blame  6. but  

7. showed  8. decisions  9. release  


11.differences  12.others  

13.species  14.hatch  15.swim 

16.bypass  17.versions 

18.preservation/conservation 19.Given  20.habitat 

WORD FORMATION (1 pt each) 

1. inconceivable 2. belittled  

3. irreversible  4. Unputdownable 5. reactivated  6. uprooted  

7. invalidation  

8. unassailable  9. immortalized  10.unhindered 11.ridiculous  12.portrayal  13.mimetic 



16.accompanied  17.indispensable  18.symbolism  

19.incomprehensible  20.ennobled 

ERROR IDENTIFICATION (1 pt each) 1. line 2: Because 🡪 So 

2. line 3: highly-powered 🡪 high-powered 3. line 4: more (than)🡪 rather (than) 4. line 5: in 🡪 off 

5. line 6: as 🡪 according 

6. line 7: put 🡪 set 


7. line 10: well 🡪 better  

8. line 11: sponsor 🡪 sponsorship 9. line 12: serious 🡪 seriously 

10.line 13: have already achieved🡪 have  already been achieved 

1. Her prolonged absence brought it home to him how much he cared for her. 2. Kathy positioned herself by the door so that she would be able to leave the room quickly. 3. This essay is marginally better than the last. 

4. If your role in the incident comes to light, you will go to prison. (If your role in the accident is  brought to light, …)  

5. Bob was instrumental in the drafting of the proposal. (… in drafting the proposal) 6. My boss says his car is at my disposal so long as I'm careful. 

7. Without her interference, everything would have gone smoothly. 

8. She got the wrong end of the stick and made a terrible mistake. 

9. I did everything in my power to make sure that this problem would not arise.  10.The matter in hand has no bearing on Karen's bad mood.