Tài liệu diệu kỳ là một trang web chia sẻ tài liệu và kiến thức Tiếng Anh rất hữu ích cho những ai đang học môn này. Trang web cung cấp rất nhiều tài liệu bao gồm đề thi, bài kiểm tra, sách giáo khoa, tài liệu học phần, phương pháp học tập, v.v. Trong đó, tài liệu cần phải giới thiệu đến độc giả là Đề thi chính thức tuyển sinh lớp 10 THPT TP Hồ Chí Minh – năm học 2014-2015 môn Tiếng Anh (Môn chuyên) có đáp án.

     Đây là tài liệu rất quan trọng và hữu ích cho các thí sinh đang chuẩn bị thi vào các trường chuyên trên địa bàn TP Hồ Chí Minh. Với mong muốn giúp độc giả tìm kiếm và truy cập dễ dàng đến tài liệu này, bài viết sử dụng các từ khóa như: Tài liệu diệu kỳ, Đề thi tuyển sinh lớp 10 THPT, Tiếng Anh, Hồ Chí Minh, chuyên Trần Đại Nghĩa, chuyên Lê Hồng Phong, đáp án, sách giáo khoa, phương pháp học tập.

     Đồng thời, để thu hút độc giả và giới thiệu thêm về trang web Tài liệu diệu kỳ, bài viết cũng liên kết đến trang chủ của trang web này. Ngoài ra, để giúp độc giả có thêm tài liệu học tập hữu ích, bài viết cũng giới thiệu một số tài liệu khác trên trang web Tài liệu diệu kỳ như sách giáo khoa Tiếng Anh lớp 10, tài liệu ôn thi THPT Quốc gia môn Tiếng Anh, v.v.

     Từ khóa: Tài liệu diệu kỳ; Đề thi tuyển sinh lớp 10 THPT; Tiếng Anh; Hồ Chí Minh; chuyên Trần Đại Nghĩa; chuyên Lê Hồng Phong; đáp án; sách giáo khoa; phương pháp học tập, Chuyên Anh TP HCM 2014-2015, Chuyên Tiếng Anh TP Hồ Chí Minh.

Trích dẫn nội dung: SỞ GIÁO DỤC & ĐÀO TẠO TP HỒ CHÍ MINH






(Đề này gồm 4 trang)



NGÀY THI: 22 tháng 6 năm 2014

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



1. “I’m sure the Whitleys were involved.” “They _____ have since they know nothing about the business.” A. can’t B. wouldn’t C. shouldn’t D. mustn’t 2. “Candy’s an excellent pianist, isn’t she?” “She _____ to win the prize if she plays this well during the competition.” A. is due B. is bound C. is about D. is set 3. _____, the balcony chairs will be ruined in this weather.

A. Leaving uncovered B. Having left uncovered C. Left uncovered D. Been left uncovered 4. His friends offered to _____ the next time he was in town so that he wouldn’t have to pay for a hotel. A. place him in B. put him up C. back him up D. turn him out 5. Susan became so tired of city life that she decided to buy a piece of land _____.

A. out of the ordinary B. as the crow flies C. far and away D. in the middle of nowhere 6. The _____ of our cruise includes stops at six ports in three different countries.

A. timetable B. intention C. itinerary D. itemisation 7. My mind went _____ when the official asked me my phone number – I couldn’t remember it at all. A. empty B. clear C. blank D. vacant 8. The life _____ of individuals in developed countries increases dramatically every decade. A. expectation B. exception C. exertion D. expectancy 9. She believes that all countries should _____ the death penalty as it is inhumane.

A. put down to B. catch up on C. get down to D. do away with 10. Although the journey was _____ with danger, it turned out to be a rewarding experience for everyone. A. fraught B. filled C. full D. littered 11. One way to let off _____ after a stressful day is to take some vigorous exercise.

A. cloud B. tension C. steam D. sweat 12. I’m amazed that this game ever _____ – it is so silly!

A. took in B. caught on C. took up D. caught by 13. They avoid the usual tourist attractions in favour of places that are off the _____ track.

A. gone B. worn C. beaten D. ridden 14. Their research into the causes of cancer promises to break new _____ in the field and possibly lead to a cure. A. earth B. ground C. soil D. land 15. The _____ of the building of the new shopping centre are doing everything they can to prevent the project from even  starting.

A. advocates B. opponents C. independents D. opposites 16. After three days in the desert, his mind began to play _____ on him.

A. games B. jokes C. tricks D. fun 17. Finding the gorillas alive had been _____ his wildest dreams.

A. past B. beneath C. beyond D. without 18. He has been _____ to supporting his nephews.

A. determined B. allowed C. compromised D. committed 19. She worried _____ about her exam and couldn’t focus on her revision.

A. constantly B. practically C. decidedly D. effectively 20. Different measures have been _____ to help the homeless.

A. made B. taken C. done D. conducted 21. The noisy music _____ the students from their test.

A. distracted B. disrupted C. dissolved D. disqualified 22. Health food is now _____ in popularity.

A. growing B. raising C. getting D. flying 23. _____ fire, please break the glass and ring the bell.

A. In case of B. During C. Because of D. With a view to 24. Left-handed children are said to be _____ to accidents in the kitchen.

A. prone B. clear C. subject D. bound 25. It was _____ of Harry to arrive late and then try to dominate the meeting.

A. common B. usual C. ordinary D. typical 26. During their first date, Jane had nervously peppered the conversation with _____ talk.

A. unimportant B. tiny C. small D. trivial 27. The match will be screened on ITV with _____ commentary by Andy Gray.

A. lively B. live C. alive D. living

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28. The job creation scheme is still in its _____.

A. childhood B. babyhood C. opening D. infancy 29. I am subjected to _____ smoking in the office and at home.

A. passive B. inactive C. involuntary D. reluctant 30. Dr Chen advised me to use this remedy in _____ as it is extremely potent.

A. restraint B. moderation C. control D. regulation 31. I’m _____ my brother is.


A. nowhere like so ambitious B. nothing near as ambitious as

C. nothing as ambitious than D. nowhere near as ambitious as


32. Reports are coming in that a flood has hit a heavily-_____ area in the south of India.

A. crowded B. personalised C. peopled D. populated 33. It was _____ a victory that even Smith’s fans couldn’t believe it.

A. such surprising B. so surprising C. too surprising D. surprising 34. I always clean the flat before my mom comes round, but she always finds at least one _____ of dust. A. scrap B. gust C. speck D. blade 35. Everyone _____ around the old woman on the floor, but no one offered her any help.

A. crowded B. spread C. put D. hung 36. I do agree there _____ simple solution to this problem.

A. is no B. be not C. not to be D. not being 37. I know you didn’t want to upset me but I’d sooner you _____ me the whole truth yesterday. A. could have told B. told C. have told D. had told 38. As the drug took _____, the patient became quieter.

A. effect B. force C. influence D. action 39. The dawn redwood appears _____ some 100 million years ago in northern forests around the world. A. was flourished B. having to flourish C. to have flourished D. have flourished 40. His comments _____ little or no relation to the facts and the figures of the case.


We often assume the best way to (1) _____ to a decision is to spend ages taking into account a lot of  information before we arrive at our conclusion. We (2) _____ the evidence in the belief that instant decisions are  unreliable. However, there are arguments for a reassessment of that (3) _____. It may be that (4) _____ our  subconscious mind does a better job in a moment than our conscious mind does.

When Evelyn Harrison, a(n) (5) _____ on sculpture, was shown a statue that the J. Paul Getty Museum had  purchased for $10 million, she (6) _____ out that it was a fake. It came (7) _____ a shock to the museum. Harrison  was (8) _____ to explain why she had formed that impression, but it was enough to (9) _____ doubt on the statue.  Now most experts have come round to her (10) _____, but how did she (11) _____ the difference between that and  the (12) _____ article so quickly? It’s probable that her subconscious mind sorted through information that escaped  the (13) _____ of her conscious mind. Although we are rarely, (14) _____, aware of our subconscious mind, it can  be surprisingly (15) _____.

1. A. come B. go C. reach D. make 2. A. measure B. observe C. weigh D. give 3. A. outlook B. view C. proof D. support 4. A. many a time B. from time to time C. all the time D. the time of the life 5. A. scholar B. specialist C. artist D. expert 6. A. put B. figured C. mumbled D. blurted 7. A. as B. with C. in D. by 8. A. incapable B. difficult C. unable D. hard 9. A. put B. lay C. cast D. place 10. A. place B. position C. argument D. point 11. A. make B. tell C. realise D. seek 12. A. inimitable B. true C. actual D. real 13. A. notice B. procession C. realisation D. guard 14. A. let alone B. in fact C. even then D. if ever 15. A. influential B. dependent C. effective D. productive


1. Asteroids may be fragments (A) of a planet shattered (B) long ago (C) or from material (D) the nuclei of old comets. 2. Between (A) the ages of nine and fifteen, almost (B) all young people undertake (C) a rapid series of (D) psychological  changes.

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3. Ponds are noted (A) for their rich and varied types of (B) plant and animal life, all maintain (C) in a delicate ecological  balance (D).

4. The explorers said that (A) they could make (B) the round trip shorter if (C) the weather had not been that bad (D). 5. The Pinebrook Inn has (A) a courtesy bus which (B) runs every thirty minute (C) both to and from (D) the downtown  area.

6. Most authorities consider both (A) dreaming while (B) sleep and daydreaming to be (C) forms of fantasy (D). 7. Antique auctions (A) are getting more and more (B) popular in the United States because of increasingly (C) public  awareness of the value of (D) investing in antiques.

8. An X-ray microscope enables (A) a person to see on (B) solid materials such as (C) metal and bone (D). 9. The growth rate (A) of the Pacific Rim countries is twice faster than (B) other comparable (C) areas during (D) the  Industrial Revolution.

10. Computers have (A) made access (B) to information instantly available (C) just to push (D) a few buttons. IV. READ THE PASSAGE AND CHOOSE THE BEST ANSWERS TO THE QUESTIONS. (10 PTS)

In the early days of the United States, postal charges were paid by the recipient and charges varied with the  distance carried. In 1825, the United States Congress permitted local postmasters to give letters to mail carriers for  home delivery, but these carriers received no government salary and their entire compensation depended on what  they were paid by the recipients of individual letters.

In 1847 the United States Post Office Department adopted the idea of a postage stamp, which of course  simplified the payment for postal service but caused grumbling by those who did not like to prepay. Besides, the  stamp covered only delivery to the post office and did not include carrying it to a private address. In Philadelphia,  for example, with a population of 150,000 people still had to go to the post office to get their mail. The confusion and  congestion of individual citizens looking for their letters was itself enough to discourage use of the mail. It is no  wonder that, during the years of these cumbersome arrangements, private letter-carrying and express businesses  developed. Although their activities were only semi-legal, they thrived, and actually advertised that between Boston  and Philadelphia they were a half-day speedier than the government mail. The government postal service lost  volume to private competition and was not able to handle efficiently even the business it had.

Finally, in 1863, Congress provided that the mail carriers who delivered the mail from the post offices to private  addresses should receive a government salary, and that there should be no extra charge for that delivery. But this  delivery service was at first confined to cities, and free home delivery became a mark of urbanism. As late as 1887,  a town had to have 10,000 people to be eligible for free home delivery. In 1890, of the 75 million people in the  United States, fewer than 20 million had mail delivered free to their doors. The rest, nearly three-quarters of the  population, still received no mail unless they went to their post office.

1. What does the passage mainly discuss? 


A. The increased use of private mail services  B. The development of a government postal system 

C. A comparison of urban and rural postal services  D. The history of postage stamps


2. It can be inferred from the first paragraph that in the USA in the early 19th century _____.


A. the recipient had to pay to receive the letters B. the recipient paid the same for all kinds of letters

C. postage stamps for letters came into use

D. the mail carriers earned a lot of money from the government


3. Which of the following was seen as a disadvantage of the postage stamp? 


A. It had to be purchased by the sender in advance. B. It increased the cost of mail delivery.

4. Why does the author mention the city of Philadelphia?  A. Its postal service was inadequate for its population. B. It was the site of the first post office in the United States. 5. In the 1950s, _____.

A. American people were happy with every postal service

C. It was difficult to affix to letters.

D. It was easy to counterfeit.

C. It was the largest city in the United States in 1847 D. It was commemorated by the first United States postage stamp.


B. people in Philadelphia had their letters delivered free of charge by the government

C. there was a preference among Americans for private mail services

D. the American government managed their mail businesses satisfactorily

6. The word ‘they’ refers to _____.

A. Boston and Philadelphia B. businesses C. arrangements D. letters 7. The private postal services of the 19th century claimed that they could do which of the following better than the government? 


A. Deliver a higher volume of mail B. Deliver mail more cheaply

C. Deliver mail faster

D. Deliver mail to rural areas


8. In 1863 the United States government began providing which of the following to mail carriers?  A. A salary B. Housing C. Transportation D. Free postage stamps 9. All of the following statements are true of the American postal service in the second half of the 19th century EXCEPT ___. A. Delivery service distinguishes cities from the countryside.

B. People paid more to get their letters delivered to their home.

C. Small towns did not provide delivery service.

D. About 55 million people had to get to the post office to receive their mail.

10. The word ‘confined’ is closest in meaning to _____.

A. granted B. scheduled C. limited D. recommended

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1. The students were __________ to hear that the class had been cancelled. (JOY)

2. A sports club has just been established and aims to have a __________ of 500 in the next two years. (MEMBER)  3. The spectators booed when the second goal was __________. (ALLOW) 

4. __________, we didn’t buy better quality goods from the beginning. (REGRET) 

5. A fatal __________ was made by air traffic control. (CALCULATE) 

6. Despite having a __________ job, she has difficulty making ends meet. (PAY) 

7. When the lab findings and the research results were __________, an amazing discovery came to light. (RELATE)  8. I really believe that it should be a major mistake to __________ any drugs that are currently illegal. (CRIME)  9. The attack in the city centre last night is said to __________ the kind of behaviour amongst young people that many  people object to. (EXAMPLE) 

10. Theo and his twin brother are always together. They are __________. (SEPARATE) 

11. Reading is an effective way to __________ your vocabulary. (RICH)

12. John considers reading others’ diaries an __________ invasion of privacy. (PERMIT) 

13. His failure in the exam was a real __________ for his parents. (LET)

14. There is __________ a great demand for organic vegetables. (DENY)

15. Having a deep __________ of strangers, he felt reluctant to talk to the newcomer. (TRUST) VI. SUPPLY EACH BLANK WITH ONE SUITABLE WORD. (15 PTS)

The development of the sport of skateboarding can be (1) __________ back to the early 1890s, when children in  California used wooden boards to ‘surf’ the streets. During the 1950s, the (2) __________ of the sport increased and  manufacturers began producing the first factory-made boards. By the 1960s, the sport had (3) __________ an  impressive following, not just in the USA, but (4) __________.

However, by 1965, (5) __________ about safety resulted in regulations being (6) __________ to ban  skateboarding in most public places in the USA. This effectively killed the sport there for the next decade. Companies  that had been making a (7) __________ selling skateboards suddenly faced huge losses and many (8) __________  out of business. Over the next eight years a few enthusiasts continued practising the sport but, although they tried  hard to raise its profile, they were (9) __________ in their efforts. 

Then in 1973, some technological breakthroughs revolutionised the sport. The invention of new materials (10)  __________ that manufacturers (11) __________ strengthen the boards but at the same time make them lighter  and more manoeuvrable. Such improvements also made the boards (12) __________ dangerous and pressure from  an increasing number of users (13) __________ to the installation of special skateboarding parks. Despite the  various (14) __________ it has suffered over the years, the sport is now stronger than (15) __________.


1. He played so well that he received a standing ovation from the audience. (SUCH)

🡪 His ______________________________________________________________________________________ 2. Sam tried extremely hard to convince her, but it was no use. (BRING)

🡪 Hard ____________________________________________________________________________________ 3. Unless you take the train, you will be late for work. (MAKE)

🡪 Only by __________________________________________________________________________________ 4. Surprisingly, the website wouldn’t allow me to access certain pages. (WHICH)

🡪 The website denied ______________________________________________________________________ 5. She worked hard during her final year. Therefore, she easily got admitted to this

prestigious high school. (INDUSTRY) 🡪 Had it ___________________________________________________________________________________ 6. Looking back, I really believe I did everything I could do to stop her. (MORE)

🡪 I can honestly say, with ___________________________________________________________________ 7. When he arrived at the airport, his family welcomed him warmly. (GIVEN)

🡪 On ______________________________________________________________________________________ 8. “I must say goodbye to Peter at the airport,” said Helen. (OFF)

🡪 Helen insisted ____________________________________________________________________________ 9. Jane said it would be a good idea if I called in the plumber to check the plumbing. (CHECKED) 🡪 Jane urged _______________________________________________________________________________ 10. Arguing about the referee’s decision would be a waste of time. (ARGUMENT)

🡪 There’s __________________________________________________________________________________ —THE END OF THE TEST—

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