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Ngày thi: 03/04/2021 

MÔN THI: TIẾNG ANH – Khối 10  

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. -"Shall I call Eddie at home?" - "I think he ______ now." 

 A. will be working B. is going to work C. is to work D. will work 2. Sue ______ from a severe bout of flu at the time. 

 A. recovered B. used to recover C. would recover D. was recovering 3. -"What lie did Liz tell you this time?" - "She claimed ______ before she was two."  A. that she could write B. to writing C. about writing D. that she would write 4. - " ______ you were ill, we wouldn't have come." -"Don't be silly! I always enjoy your company."  A. Were we to know B. Had we known C. Had we to know D. Should we have known 5. The committee asked that not only candidates but also the invigilator ______ a mask in the exam  room.  

A. would wear B. to be wearing C. wear D. had been wearing 6. -"You're looking tired." -"I'm exhausted. I wish my neighbours ______ loud music when I'm trying to  sleep." 

 A. haven't played B. wouldn't play C. won't play D. hadn't played 7. -"Where've you been Mary?" -"Well, my tutor______ some research into post graduate studies."  A. made me to do B. had me to do C. got me to do D. put me do 8. The Browns haven't arrived as yet. They______ their bus. 

 A. are likely missing B. have likely been missing   C. are likely to have missed D. likely are missing  

9. I'd sooner you ______ the deal in writing by the end of next week. 

 A. confirmed B. have confirmed C. will confirm D. confirm 10. Shall we get ______? It's getting late. 

 A. to go B. go C. going D. gone 

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

11. His new song caught ______ right away and entered the top ten the week after its release.  A. on B. up C. off D. over 12. I'm really thirsty. I could do ______ a cup of tea. 

 A. for B. at C. on D. with 13. To avoid an argument, she fell ______ her husband's plans. 

 A. in for B. in with C. out of D. away from 14. I only get ______ watching TV when the children are in bed. 

 A. out of B. off with C. round to D. on with 15. They offered to buy her a BMW but she's holding ______ a Porsche. 

 A. out for B. out on C. back with D. up with 16. If we keep ______ the plan exactly, we're certain to succeed. 

 A. up B. on C. to D. with 17. When they heard the fire alarm, the audience made ______ the exit. 


 A. into B. up C. over D. for 18. The lecturer had difficulty in putting ______ his ideas. 

 A. across B. forward C. on D. through 19. Jane was so determined to become a model that her parents couldn't talk her ______ it.  A. down to B. round about C. out of D. away from 20. I'm trying to work ______ how this device was put together. 

 A. on B. with C. for D. out 

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

21. Fighting among rebel soldiers ______ last night and a curfew has now been imposed on the city.  A. enhanced B. aggravated C. heightened D. intensified 22. Mrs. Hurston was in deep______ after her husband's unexpected death. 

 A. regret B. grief C. lament D. disturbance 23. She ______ her finger on a sharp rose thorn. 

 A. stung B. bit C. stabbed D. pricked 24. Numerous ______ have prevented us from going to the lakeside again this year.  A. inhibitions B. deterrents C. impairments D. adversities 25. This city has four million ______. 

 A. residents B. occupants C. inhabitants D. settlers 26. The new situation has ______ a lot of anger and dissatisfaction. Our duty now is to encounter it in  the most sensible way. 

 A. devised B. struck C. originated D. provoked 27. The sergeant was furious because he hadn't been ______ of the manoeuvres.  A. notified B. announced C. referred D. communicated 28. I ______ the notice-board quickly, looking for secondhand cars for sale. 

 A. scanned B. peered at C. scrutinised D. inspected 29. The ______ boards in the staircase would always wake us up whenever somebody climbed up at  night. 

 A. screeching B. cracking C. roaring D. creaking 30. I was rather at a ______ in the beginning because I was the only person of different origin.  A. displeasure B. discomfort C. disadvantage D. disinterest 31. The optician says you have to wear glasses, like it or ______ it. 

 A. jump B. lump C. dislike D. loathe 32. Getting everything ready by tomorrow ______ working at night. I'm afraid nobody will agree to stay  after hours.  

 A. obliges B. implements C. entails D. indicates 33. You may think I am an old man, but I can assure you I am still ______ strong.  A. doing B. running C. making D. going  34. This year's series of open-air plays ______ with a performance of "Electra".  A. stems B. originates C. derives D. commences 35. The ______ of the project has been suspended because of the inadequate financing.   A. implementation B. establishment C. installation D. exploration 36. Your daughter may not do her best at mathematics or chemistry, but she definitely ______ at English  literature.  

 A. improves B. accomplishes C. excels D. masters 37. Somebody as conceited as Ron needs bringing down a ______ or two. 

 A. step B. notch C. peg D. rung 38. It required a harsh reprimand to ______ Joshua from leaving the camp at night again.  A. detain B. defy C. deter D. deprive 39. Mrs. Jackson was on the point of going out of her apartment when she was ______ short by a phone  call from her husband. 

 A. caught B. halted C. brought D. stopped 40. Due to inflation, my savings have ______ gradually to practically nothing. 

 A. shrank B. dwindled C. reduced D. diminished


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

Passage A 

What is the (41) ______ between an argument and a quarrel? Look the word "quarrel" up in a  dictionary and you will find it defined as an "angry argument". It seems that "angry" is the key word  here. Both quarrelling and arguing involve disagreements but it is only during the former that we become  angry or upset. We may raise our voices or even display aggressive behaviour when quarrelling, (42)  ______ in an argument, we maintain a (43) ______ tone of voice and refrain from physically threatening  our opponent. An argument is a discussion or debate in which two or more people put forward different  or opposing views. They may not be personally concerned in the issues under discussion. (44) ______,  the process is an objective, intellectual one. Evidence and (45) ______ may be used in order to support  the speaker's point of view and possibly to convince the other(s). A quarrel, however, is personal, bound  up with the ego and the participants' sense of self. For instance, things that the opponent may have said  or done in the past are often dragged (46) ______ at random as and when they occur to the speaker, in  (47) ______ the logical marshalling of ideas which arguing involves. A quarrel may result from a (48)  ______ of personalities, may hurt the participants and may be sincerely regretted afterwards. Given that  there are hot-tempered people around, they may get carried away in an argument so that it degenerates  (49) ______ quarrel, but it should, generally speaking, be a dispassionate exchange of views (50) ______  a shouting match. 

41. A. differential B. divergence C. discrepancy D. otherness 42. A. nevertheless B. when C. whereas D. however  43. A. steady B. level C. plain D. monotonous  44. A. Largely B. Admittedly C. Particularly D. Consequently  45. A. logic B. reason C. ration D. sensibility 46. A. on B. up C. back D. forth 47. A. comparison with B. tandem with C. opposition to D. contradiction  48. A. clash B. juxtaposition C. conflict D. paradox 49. A. down to B. up to C. into D. onto 50. A. better than B. other than C. more than D. rather than Passage B 

Prime numbers have been well known to mathematicians for (51) ______ considerable time, in fact  since Eratosthenes discovered the principle in the third century BCE. These are numbers which can only  be divided by one and by themselves, such as three and five, and are important (52) ______ they are  the components of integers – (53) ______ numbers. Recently, there has been a breakthrough in  understanding these unusual (54) ______.  

This advance concerns the Twin Prime Conjecture – an idea that there are an infinite number of prime  number pairs which are separated from each other by only two numbers, for example 11 and 13; 17 and  19; 29 and 31; 41 and 43; 59 and 61. It seems that prime numbers (55) ______ in this pattern with  surprising frequency, (56) ______ with smaller numbers. As the numbers get larger, however, the (57)  ______ also increases dramatically. This has led to the question of whether there may (58) ______ be a  ceiling to how many twin primes can be discovered.  

With a new technique for identifying smaller than average gaps between primes, researchers believe  they are closer to solving this riddle. They hope that this will enable them not only to identify the  frequency and location of an indefinite number of twin primes, but may also shed light on another  (59)______, the Riemann Hypothesis, which concerns an infinite sum of numbers known as the Zeta  function, and (60) ______ there is currently a tantalizing bait of one million dollars.  

51. A. such B. certain C. the D. some 52. A. in that B. now that C. much as D. just as 53. A. round B. undivided C. whole D. cardinal 54. A. figures B. indexes C. sequences D. series 55. A. happen B. materialize C. occur D. emerge 56. A. definitely B. particularly C. specially D. namely 57. A. intervention B. interval C. interpolation D. interference 58. A. in fact B. instead C. as shown D. by the way 59. A. mystification B. eccentricity C. chimera D. enigma 60. A. why B. where C. in which D. for which


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

Passage A 

 Nearsightedness, or myopia, results when the eye becomes too long from front to back. Ordinarily,  light passes through the corneal lens and focuses images on the rear portion of the eye, known as the  retina. The myopic eye is so long that the images focus in front of the retina, making objects at a distance  blurry. In the farsighted or hyperopic eye, the eye is short; images focus behind the retina, causing  nearby objects to blur. 

 Animal and human babies usually begin life slightly hyperopic. As they grow, their eyes lengthen until  all images fall perfectly on the retina, a process called emmetropization. By the first grade, nearly all children have perfect vision. Researchers do not know what mechanisms spur the eye to grow to a length  that matches flawlessly the eye's optics. 

 It takes work to see at varying distances, even when vision is "perfect." Reading, for instance, requires  tiny muscles in the eye to accommodate for the short focus by making the lens rounder. When images  do not fall in focus on the retina, whether as the result of myopia or hyperopia, corrective lenses can be  recruited to do the work. 

 Increasingly, people in developed countries have come to rely on corrective lenses. Sometime  between starting school with perfect vision and beginning high school, up to 50 percent of kids in the  United States become myopic. In places like Taiwan and Hong Kong, where kids typically study 10 to 12  hours per day, 70 percent of older students need to squint to see the blackboard.  

61. The condition called myopia develops when ______. 

A. the distance between the corneal lens and the retina is increased 

B. the lens of the eye can no longer focus 

C. light is unable to pass through the corneal lens 

D. light focuses on the retina 

62. The process called emmetropization ______. 

A. eventually produces myopia in first graders 

B. produces blurry images on the retina 

C. corrects the initial condition of hyperopia most newborn babies have 

D. corrects the myopia that most newborn babies have 

63. The mechanisms behind the process of emmetropization ______. 

A. are perfectly understood B. remain a mystery 

C. have been fully explained D. have never concerned researchers 64. A corrective lens is used to ensure that ______. 

A. images fall in focus on the retina B. the corneal lens becomes rounder C. distances do not vary D. tiny muscles in the eye work  

65. Indications are that myopia among high school students______. 

A. depends on climatic and geographical differences 

B. is on the decline in developed countries 

C. results from squinting in the classroom 

D. results from an increased reading load 

 Passage B 

 The Hutterites call themselves the human version of a bee colony. Members of this Christian sect, who  first settled in the United States in the 19th century, shun personal gain and pour their efforts into a well oiled collective enterprise. 

 Hutterite ideology stresses the shared fate of the group and warns against the sin of selfishness.  Anyone who withholds help from others in need, turns lazy, or otherwise undermines community health  draws stern reprimands from church elders. Failure to heed these warnings results in forced exile.  Hutterite leaders are elected democratically and undergo a long probationary period before acquiring  full power. When a colony grows too large – which is not uncommon, as the Hutterites have long  experienced high birth rates – it sorts into two groups of equal size, skill, and compatibility. A lottery  determines which group stays and which moves to a new location. 

 Such practices sound downright strange to the average suburbanite or city dweller. Indeed, end-of the-millennium Western societies seem to spawn far more self-absorption than sacrifice for any “greater  good.”


 But the bee like tactics of Hutterite colonies highlight an evolved human capacity for thinking in groups  and advancing group interests, even at the expense of personal strivings, asserts David Sloan Wilson, an  evolutionary biologist at the State University of New York at Binghamton. 

 “Groups can be functional units in their own right, and individuals sometimes behave more like organs  than like organism,” Wilson contends. “As a result, altruism is a common feature of both human and  biological nature.” 

66. Hutterites are characterized by their ______. 

A. pride B. greed C. selflessness D. individualism 67. A Hutterite who displays laziness and ignores warnings to reform ______. 

A. is made to leave the group B. turns selfish 

C. reprimands church elders D. shares the fate of the group 

68. Which of the following does NOT apply to Hutterite leaders? 

A. They have to elect deputies. B. They have to prove themselves worthy. C. They are chosen by the group. D. They do not automatically assume full power. 69. What accounts for the division of many Hutterite colonies? 

A. The skills of their members become unequal. 

B. The members are unable to live together peacefully. 

C. Too many immigrants join the colony. 

D. New births within the colonies swell their population. 

70. Wilson maintains that Hutterite practices ______. 

A. mirror the average contemporary Western society. 

B. reflect how strong an effect altruism can have on our actions. 

C. prove that personal striving is an overwhelming force. 

D. have a high capacity for self-absorption. 

Passage C 

 It is well known that in many countries around the world people become ill and die from an inadequate  food supply. A lesser known but equally troubling problem, however, is referred to as “hidden hunger,”  which does not cause feelings of hunger in the stomach but instead causes damage to the immune  system, birth defects, and slower brain activity due to a lack of vitamin and mineral nutrients. 

 According to a recent report from the United Nations, “hidden hunger” is having an alarming effect  on developing countries, even those where people have enough to eat. An insufficient amount of iron in  the diet can lower the intelligence quotient (IQ) of children by five to seven points and an iodine deficiency  cuts it by 13 more points. As a result, the collective brainpower of entire nations is diminished as the  number of children with mental incapacities grows. Iron deficiency in adults affects productivity. It is  estimated that the Gross Domestic Product in the most affected countries has been lowered by 2 percent.  An Indian study showed that when iron was added to the diets of tea leaf pickers, their productivity  increased by 20 percent. 

 The report encourages governments to enrich common foods with nutrients during processing. Even  if people are instructed to take a vitamin pill daily, many will not comply. Adding nutrients to everyday  foods such as soy sauce, salt, and cooking oil is the most efficient way to reach the majority of the  population. In the United States, cases of two serious birth defects dropped by about 20 percent after  the government began adding folic acid, a nutrient found in nuts, to flour. The tragedy of “hidden hunger” is that it can be easily solved. Enriching foods with nutrients is a simple process that costs only a few  cents per person per year. 

71. What is “hidden hunger”? It is ______. 

A. feeling hunger pains B. not getting enough to eat 

C. a damaged immune system D. not getting enough nutrients 72. According to the passage, what lowers productivity? 

A. slower brain activity B. iron deficiency in adults 

C. damage to the immune system D. folic acid deficiency in children 73. What does the United Nations recommend? 

A. adding iron to tea 

B. adding nutrients to food 

C. encouraging people to take vitamin pills 

D. encouraging people to use more everyday foods like salt 

74. What was the result of adding folic acid to a common food?


A. It increased productivity. B. It lowered rates of birth defects. C. It increased the consumption of flour. D. It solved the problem of hidden hunger. 75. In paragraph 3, what reason does the author give for calling “hidden hunger” a tragedy? A. It can be avoided. B. It affects so many people. C. So many people aren’t aware of it. D. It affects only developing countries. 

Passage D 

 Based on their study of ancient bones, a group of evolutionary scientists is offering a new explanation  for how humans evolved as creatures with large brains. These scientists studied the chemical composition  of the bones of early modern humans, who lived in Europe about 20,000 to 28,000 years ago, and of  Neanderthals, who lived in the same area from 28,000 to 130,000 years ago. Among other things, they  analyzed the levels of carbon and nitrogen isotopes found in these bones. The isotopes are thought to  be the chemical signature of a diet rich in fish and seafood. Their findings suggest that while Neanderthals  were mainly meat-eaters, early modern humans derived up to half of their dietary protein from fish. 

 Fish contains a plentiful supply of omega fatty acids, which are crucial to brain development. Two of  these fatty acids that seafood contains in high levels - docosahexaenic acid (DHA) and arachidonic acid  (AA) - make up 60 per cent of the brain’s structural material. The former is vital for the development of  neuron membranes, the latter for the construction of blood vessels in the brain. These chemicals,  however, are scarce in other foods, even in meat. Thus, the researchers who conducted this study argue  that the early modern humans’ diet provided them with an evolutionary edge over the smaller-brained  Neanderthals who for a while coexisted with them but then died out. It provided them with excess energy  and nutrients that could be directed towards brain growth. 

76. What does the author say about arachidonic acid? 

A. It is plentiful in both fish and meat. 

B. It makes up 60% of the brain’s structural material. 

C. It is necessary for the development of neuron membranes. 

D. It helps to build blood vessels in the brain. 

77. According to this passage, a major difference between Neanderthals and early modern humans was  that______. 

A. Neanderthals ate more fish B. Neanderthals died out later C. early modern humans ate more fish D. early modern humans had a poorer diet 78. What does the word “edge” near the end of the second paragraph refer to? A. advantage B. speed C. weapon D. food 79. This research explores the link between ______. 

 A. evolution and science. B. meat and fish. 

C. diet and lifestyle. D. nutrition and brain development. 80. What did the researchers conclude about a diet rich in fish and seafood? 

A. It is better than a diet containing a lot of fatty acids. 

B. It led to the evolution of bigger brains. 

C. It can add dangerous chemicals to the body. 

D. It does not provide as many nutrients as a diet rich in meat. 


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

Passage A 

One of the fastest growing areas of business training nowadays is intercultural training. I recently  attended a seminar of this type and, although (1) ______ of it were fairly interesting, in general I found  it was not practical (2) ______ to be really useful in a day-to-day sense. I have always believed that  experience is the best teacher. In fact, I think that perhaps the most enjoyable way to study (3) ______  diversity is to observe what, when and how other nations eat. 

On my last visit to the United States I spent a weekend with a family I know. (4) ______ many  other American families they always keep their fridge (5) ______ stocked so that any member of the  family can help (6) ______ to food if and when they feel hungry. Only once during my visit (7) ______  the whole family sit down together to eat a cooked meal, and my hostess explained that this was a  special (8) ______ in my honour as normally they were (9) ______ too busy at weekends with social or  sporting events to eat together. In my view, experiences like these tell us more about the role of family  life and attitudes to time in America than any (10) ______ could do.


Passage B 

Health experts have warned that the currently soaring obesity levels in European children may  (11) ______ create health problems of epidemic proportions within the next three (12) ______. Over the  past ten years, obesity in six-year olds has doubled while the number of obese fifteen-year olds has  trebled. If present trends continue, by 2030 between 60 and 70 per cent of Europeans will be (13)  ______ and 40 to 50 per cent will be obese. The (14) ______ rise in weight-related diabetes, high blood  pressure, heart disease and some forms of cancer will place intolerable strains on health services unless  steps are (15) ______ to address the problem. 

The explosion in child obesity can be put (16) ______ to the increasingly inactive lifestyles of  modern children. Many parents, worried lest their children should come to harm from traffic or strangers,  discourage them from playing outdoors and instead (17) ______ up ever more opportunities for  sedentary entertainment in the home. (18) ______ should the influence of the food industry be  underestimated; (19) ______ spends one thousand times more on advertising fast foods and convenience  foods in Europe and America than the total budget for promoting health in the same (20) ______ regions. 


PART 1: Complete each sentence, using the correct form of the word in parentheses. 1. The company’s publishing operations include business and consumer ______. (PERIOD) 2. Yesterday the company ______ a soaring 28 percent rise in profits for the year to December. (VEIL) 3. Such changes are ______ to even the best-trained eye. (PERCEIVE) 

4. As soon as the meeting began, however, ______ differences emerged. (RECONCILE)  5. The COVID-19 pandemic has been a catastrophe of ______ dimensions for the whole world.  (PRECEDE) 

6. Her legs were ______ by the very high heels which she wore. (LONG) 

7. School officials hope the ______ project can help both the teenagers and retired people.  (GENERATE) 

8. Farmers are discouraged from applying ______ chemicals nowadays. (INSECT) 9. Our ______ trip covers everything during your trip abroad apart from travel insurance. (INCLUDE) 10. Not only large cities but also ______ places have been badly affected by the Covid-19 outbreak.  (FLING) 

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


Childhood self-esteem can overwhelm academic disadvantage or social (11) ______ in  determining future earning power, according to major new research.  

There is now clear evidence that the (12) ______ of people who had higher self-esteem at age  ten (13) ______ those of their peers whose academic performance was better at the same age. Bright  children often have higher self-esteem, as do some from more affluent (14) ______. But the study  compared children from similar families and still found that those who were psychologically well-balanced  at ten were now (15) ______ their peers. 

The research also found, surprisingly, that it is not unusual for children to have high academic  achievement and low self-esteem, leading to significant later underperformance in the job market. A  spokesman for the British Association for Counselling said:” (16) ______ for children doesn't come only  from crude parental hostility at home; it can just be (17) ______ or the constant feeling that they're  making you tired. Children pick that up. Nor is it only (18) ______ children who suffer. All too often you  can ask affluent parents who the important people in their child's life are - teachers, friends and so on - 

and they haven't a clue.” 

Bearing out the findings of this research, many (19) ______ successful entrepreneurs were (20)  ______ academically when they were at school but had the advantage of supportive families.


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

Family history is one of the Britain's fastest growing passions. Genealogy used to be  considered the preserve of bearded boffins or snobbish eccentrics, but now thousand of  people who would scorn the idea of ploughing through academic tomes of historic  information were eagerly delving into official archives and public records in an effort to  5 

hunt down their ancestors. Some are motivated by curiosity and the desire to piece  together a family tree; some hope to add excitement to their lives by digging up a colourful  or illustrious forebear. As a hobby, it's slow and time-consuming; some enthusiasts have  spent years poring over records of births, marriages and deaths in search for an elusive  ancestor. However, the advent of the Internet has made things much easy and may partly  10 

explain the explosion of interest in tracing one's root. A host of online databases allow you  to look up a specific surname quickly and instead of visiting your local public record office  to examine the official files, it is now probably possible to carry out much of your research  online. Even so, the results may not be whom you hoped for. A friend of mine spent two  years trying in vain to trace her family back to a famous eighteenth century novelist; what  15 

she came up instead is a forefather of the same name who had been the local hangman! 

1. _______________________________________________________________________ 2. _______________________________________________________________________ 3. _______________________________________________________________________ 4. _______________________________________________________________________ 5. _______________________________________________________________________ 6. _______________________________________________________________________ 7. _______________________________________________________________________ 8. _______________________________________________________________________ 9. _______________________________________________________________________ 10. ______________________________________________________________________ 

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

1. Her opinions on the new management policies were very different from those of her fellow  workers. (ODDS) 

She was ______________________________________________________________________ 2. You must remember to lock the drawer, whatever you do. (ACCOUNT) 

On ___________________________________________________________________________ 3. I said nothing because I was afraid of offending her. (FEAR) 

I remained ______________________________________________________________ offence. 4. He was dismissed for neglecting his work. (LED) 

His __________________________________________________________________________ 5. You have to be more co-operative or your colleagues won't respect you. (UNLESS) You will not be held _____________________________________________________________ 6. She claimed she handed in her resignation as a result of provocation. (PROVOKED) She claimed ___________________________________________________________________ 7. You were wrong when you assumed that we would support your project. (READ) You should ____________________________________________________________________ 8. Politicians’ language is so ambiguous that I don’t understand what they really mean. (INKLING) Such ______________________________________________________ what they really mean. 9. You will infuriate him if you don’t keep it secret. (HAT) 

Keep __________________________________________________________________the bend. 10. He admits he’s not one of the important members of the organization. (COG) He ___________________________________________________________________________ 


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Đáp án OLYMPIC 10 (2021) Phần trắc nghiệm (0.5 pt each) 

1. A. will be working 

2. D. was recovering 

3. A. that she could write  4. B. Had we known 

5. C. wear 

6. B. wouldn't play  

7. C. got me to do  

8. C. are likely to have missed 9. A. confirmed  

10. C. going  

11. A. on  

12. D. with 

13. B. in with  

14. C. round to  

15. A. out for  

16. C. to  

17. D. for 

18. A. across  

19. C. out of  

20. D. out 

21. D. intensified 22. B. grief 

23. D. pricked 

24. D. adversities 25. C. inhabitants  26. D. provoked 

27. A. notified 

28. A. scanned  

29. D. creaking 

30. C. disadvantage 31. B. lump  

32. C. entails 

33. D. going  

34. D. commences 35. A. implementation 36. C. excels 

37. C. peg  

38. C. deter 

39. A. caught 

40. B. dwindled  

41. C. discrepancy 42. C. whereas 

43. B. level  

44. D. Consequently  45. A. logic 

46. B. up 

47. A. comparison with 48. A. clash 

49. C. into 

50. D. rather than  51. D. some  

52. A. in that  

53. C. whole  

54. A. figures  

55. C. occur  

56. B. particularly 57. B. interval 

58. A. in fact 

59. D. enigma  

60. D. for which 

61. A. the distance between the corneal lens and the retina is increased 62. C. corrects the initial condition of hyperopia most newborn babies have 63. B. remain a mystery 

64. A. images fall in focus on the retina  

65. D. results from an increased reading load 

66. C. selflessness 

67. A. is made to leave the group 

68. A. They have to elect deputies. 

69. D. New births within the colonies swell their population. 70. B. reflect how strong an effect altruism can have on our actions. 71. D. not getting enough nutrients 

72. B. iron deficiency in adults 

73. B. adding nutrients to food 

74. B. It lowered rates of birth defects. 

75. A. It can be avoided. 

76. D. It helps to build blood vessels in the brain. 

77. C. early modern humans ate more fish 

78. A. advantage 

79. D. nutrition and brain development. 

80. B. It led to the evolution of bigger brains.

Phần tự luận

OPEN CLOZE (1 pt each) 

1. parts 

2. enough 

3. cultural 

4. Like 

5. well / fully 

6. themselves 

7. did 

8. event / occasion 

9. all 

10. seminar 

WORD FORMATION (1 pt each) 

1. periodicals 

2. unveiled 

3. imperceptible 

4. irreconcilable 

5. unprecedented 

6. elongated 

7. intergenerational 

8. insecticidal 

9. all-inclusive 

10. far-flung 

ERROR IDENTIFICATION (1 pt each) 1. Line 2: thousand 🡪 thousands 

2. Line 3: historic 🡪 historical  

3. Line 4: were 🡪 are  

4. Line 6: (tree;) some 🡪 others  

5. Line 8: for 🡪 of  

6. Line 9: easy 🡪easier  

7. Line 10: root 🡪 roots  

8. Line 12: probably 🡪 probably 

9. Line 13: whom 🡪 what  

10. Line 15: came 🡪 turned 


11. well 

12. decades 

13. overweight 

14. resulting/consequent/resultant 15. taken 

16. down 

17. open 

18. Nor 

19. it 

20. two  

11. deprivation 

12. earnings 

13. outstrip 

14. backgrounds 

15. outperforming 

16. discouragement 

17. resentment 

18. underprivileged 

19. spectacularly 

20. outshone 

1. She was at odds with her fellow workers over/ concerning the new  management policies. 

2. On no account must you forget to lock the drawer. 

3. I remained silent for fear of her taking offence / (that) she  (might/should/would) take offence. 

4. His neglect of his work/ negligent work led to his dismissal/ his being  dismissed. 

5. You will not be held in (high) esteem/regard by your colleagues unless you become more co-operative. 

6. She claimed she was provoked into handing in her resignation. 7. You should not have taken it as read that we would support your project. 8. Such is the ambiguity of politicians’ language that I have no inkling of what  they really mean. 

9. Keep it under your hat or you will drive him round the bend. 10. He admits he’s just a (small) cog in a big wheel / a cog in the  machine/wheel.