Kỳ thi OLYMPIC truyền thống 30-4 TP Hồ Chí Minh lần 2 năm 2016 môn Tiếng Anh 10, 11 – ĐỀ THI CHÍNH THỨC

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WORD FORMS (40 pts)



A. Fill in the blank with the appropriate form of the word given in brackets. 1. The school is very proud of having its own

2. The man committed a theft and was sentenced to three-month


in scientific research. (expert)




3. Everyone in the neighborhood looks up to him and calls him the man of 4. In the last test, his paper result was

satisfactory. (surprise)

5. This is a very important event, and there will be the presence of a great number of 6. Then comes the

stage; if you lose a match you will be eliminated. (knock) 7. The collection of books in this library is truly a treasure of

value. (estimate) 8. The tendency now is to have

schools for young children 9. They can’t travel anywhere by boat or ship because of their 10. To earn a little more money, students can apply for

instead of segregated ones. (educate)


work in the department store. (season)




B. Put the words given in the correct blanks. You have to use their correct forms to make a meaningful passage. There are two extra words that you cannot use.





system adapt

diverse odd

peculiar decorate



All birds have feathers, and all animals with feathers are birds. No other major group of animals is so easy to categorize. All birds have wings, too, but wings are not the (11)

of birds.

Many (12) are found in both feathers and wings of birds. Feathers form the soft down of geese and ducks, the long (13)

plumes of ostriches, and the strong (14). feathers of eagles and hawks. Wings vary from the short, broad ones of chickens, which seldom fly, to the long slim ones of albatrosses, which spend almost all their (15). penguins, wings have been modified into flippers and feathers into a (16)

soaring on air currents. In covering. In kiwis, the wings are almost impossible to detect.

Yet (17)

among birds is not so striking as it is among mammals. The difference between a hummingbird and a penguin is immense, but hardly as (18)_____ as that between a bat and a whale. It is (19)_ fundamental patterns that has been important in the adaptation of birds to many kinds of (20)

in details rather than in GUIDED CLOZE TEST (10 pts) Read the passage and choose the best option (A, B, C or D) for each blank space.

Elizabeth Blackwell was born in England in 1821, and (1)_

to New York City when she was ten years old. One day she decided that she wanted to become a doctor. That was nearly impossible for a woman in the middle of the nineteenth century. After writing many letters seeking (2)_ to medical schools, she was finally (3)

by a doctor in Philadelphia. So determined was she that she taught in a school and (4)_ music lessons to earn money for her tuition.

In 1849, after graduation from medical school, she decided to (5)_

her education in Paris. She wanted to be a surgeon, the idea..

but a serious eye infection forced her to (6)_

Upon returning to the United States, she found it difficult to start her own (7). Elizabeth and her sister, also a doctor, along with another female doctor, (8)_ children. Besides being the first (9).

for women.

1. A. evacuated

2. A. permission

3. A. received

4. A. had

5. A. further

6. A. do without

7. A. business

8. A. succeeded 9. A. womanizing

10. A. making

B. migrated

B. recognition B. accepted B. made

B. made

B. turn away

B. cause

B. managed

B. feminine

B. finding


physician and (10),

C. emigrated C. admittance C. rejected

C. gave C. started

C. give up C. trade

C. coped

C. female

C. producing

because she was a woman. By 1857 to open a new hospital, the first for women and her own hospital, she also established the first medical school

D. exiled

D. admission

D. achieved

D. did

D. ran

D. run out

D. practice

D. enabled

D. womanly

D. founding

Choose the item (A, B, C or D) that best completes the unfinished statement about the passage.

Scientists have discovered that for the last 160,000 years, at least, there has been a consistent relationship between the amount of carbon dioxide in the air and the average temperature of the planet. The importance of carbon dioxide in regulating the Earth’s temperature was confirmed by scientists working in eastern Antarctica. Drilling down into a glacier, they extracted a mile-long cylinder of ice from the hole. The glacier had formed as layer upon layer of snow accumulated year after year. Thus drilling into the ice was tantamount to drilling back through time.

The deepest sections of the core are composed of water that fell as snow 160,000 years ago. Scientists in Grenoble, France, fractured portions of the core and measured the composition of ancient air released from bubbles in the ice. Instruments were used to measure the ratio of certain isotopes in the frozen water to get an idea of the prevailing atmospheric temperature at the time when that particular bit of water became locked in the glacier.

The result is a remarkable unbroken record of temperature and of atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide. Almost every time the chill of an ice age descended on the planet, carbon dioxide levels dropped. When the global temperature dropped 9°F (5 °C), carbon dioxide levels dropped to 190 parts per million or so. Generally, as each ice age ended and the Earth basked in a warm interglacial period, carbon dioxide levels were around 280 parts per million. Through the 160,000 years of that ice record, the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere fluctuated between 190 and 280 parts per million, but never rose much higher until the Industrial Revolution beginning in the eighteenth century and continuing today.

There is indirect evidence that the link between carbon dioxide levels and global temperature change goes back much further than the glacial record. Carbon dioxide levels may have been much greater than the current concentration during the Carboniferous period, 360 to 285 million years ago. The period was named for a profusion of plant life whose buried remains produced a large fraction of the coal deposits that are being brought to the surface and burned today.

1. Which of the following does the passage mainly discuss?

(A) Chemical causes of ice ages

(B) Techniques for studying ancient layers of ice in glaciers

(C) Evidence of a relationship between levels of carbon dioxide and global temperature

(D) Effects of plant life on carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere

2. The word “accumulated” is closest in meaning to

(A) spread out

(B) changed

(C) became denser

(D) built up

3. According to the passage, the drilling of the glacier in eastern Antarctica was important because it

(A) allowed scientists to experiment with new drilling techniques

(B) permitted the study of surface temperatures in an ice-covered region of Earth

(C) provided insight about climate conditions in earlier periods

(D) confirmed earlier findings about how glaciers are formed




4. The phrase “tantamount to” is closest in meaning to

(A) complementary to (B) practically the same as (C) especially well-suited to (D) unlikely to be confused with 5. According to the passage, scientists used isotopes from the water of the ice core to determine which of following?

(A) The amount of air that had bubbled to the surface since the ice had formed

(B) The temperature of the atmosphere when the ice was formed

(C) The date at which water had become locked in the glacier

(D) The rate at which water had been frozen in the glacier

6. The word “remarkable” is closest in meaning to

(A) genuine

(B) permanent

(B) connection

7. The word “link” is closest in meaning to

(A) tension

(C) extraordinary

(C) attraction

(D) continuous

(D) distance

8. The passage implies that the warmest temperatures among the periods mentioned occurred

(A) in the early eighteenth century

(C) at the end of each ice age

9. According to the passage, the Carboniferous period was

(A) a reduction in the number of coal deposits (C) an abundance of plants.

(B) 160,000 years ago

(D) between 360 and 285 million years ago characterized by

(B) the burning of a large amount of coal. (D) an accelerated rate of glacier formation

10. The passage explains the origin of which of the following terms?

(A) Glacier


(B) Isotopes

(C) Industrial Revolution

Fill in each blank with ONE suitable word to make a meaningful passage. PASSAGE A

(D) Carboniferous period

Children have been wrongly assumed to have poor sense of proportion when it (1)_ drawing human (2).

children often make the head too large for the (3) (4)

into this common (5)

4 and 7 years old to make several markedly enlarged. (9).

researchers suggest (11), Therefore, the odd head (13)_ (15)

of scale.


in children’s illustrations. As (6), drawings of men. When they drew (8).

to painting something. When. of the body. A recent study offers some of the study, researchers asked children (7)_

views of male figures, the size of the head was

when the children drew rear views of men, the size of the head was not (10).

children draw bigger heads when they know they must leave (12).

in children illustrations is a form of planning (14)

exaggerated. The for facial details. and not an indication of a poor

Imagine you’re driving down the highway one spring day and it begins to rain. You hear the sound of the rain on the car

Suddenly, it (2)_ as if small stones are pounding on the car, and you see (3)_ You’re in a hailstorm, and you’d better get your car under (4). farmers’ (6)

! Hailstones can (5).

If you pick up a hailstone and cut it in (7)_ you’ll see it has (8). existence as a snowflake, high in the atmosphere. The snowflake comes in (9), that exists at temperatures below (10)_

but is still in liquid (11)_ and it becomes a hailstone. As the hailstone falls, the layers of ice (12). supercooled water many (13)___

of ice bouncing on the road. vehicles as well as gardens and

just like an onion. A hailstone begins its with what is called ‘supercooled water’ – water This water forms a coating of ice around the snowflake, up. Air currents may lift the hailstone back into the and more layers of ice forms until the air currents can no (14).

hold it up. Then it falls to most often in the spring. Some hailstones are as big as baseballs and may weigh over a pound. SENTENCE TRANSFORMATION (20 pts)

earth. Hailstorms (15)_

Rewrite each sentence in such a way that it means almost the same as the one printed before it. Use the word in brackets without making any change to it.

1. We were all surprised when she suddenly came back. (once)

→ To

2. Because of her boyfriend’s lack of punctuality, she left him. (unpunctual)

→ The fact

3. It seems as if there is a slight deterioration in his physical condition. (slightly) →His physical

4. Success depends on your hard work. (become)

→The harder you

5. It is said that our boss has travelled to many different countries now. (number) → Our boss

6. In all probability, we will finish the project on Thursday.

→There is every


7. He may have some weaknesses, but he is suited to the job than anyone else. (despite) → He is by

8. No one else in the class is as good at at chess as Tim is. (second)

→ Tim is

9. How long have you been playing badminton?

→ When



10. He is so intelligent a student that his classmates admire him. (look) → Such






LISTENING (20 pts)

SECTION 1. (0.5 pt each correct answer)

(1) sounds

(2) parts

(3) casting

(4) frustrating

(5) response

SECTION II. (1 pt each correct answer)

11. B. music on the radio

12. C. Felix

13. B. Scotland

14. C. fashions

15. D. Freedom



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(6) unknown (7) schedule (8) difference (9) shooting (10) tiring

SECTION III. (2 pts each correct answer)

16. hockey team // trip

17. by bus // in a (mountain) lodge

18. more // luxurious

19. extremely // hot

20. best player // on the tour


(1 pt each correct answer)

1. A. would be

2. C. to reach

3. D. Not being

4. B. themselves

5. C. Both

6. D. being looked

7. B. one after another

8. A. read than watch

9. C. would all stop

10. C. are forever forgetting

11. A. a great deal…

12. C. higher and higher

13. C. when I had submitted

WORD FORMS (40 pts)

14. B. have been seated 15. A. none of which 16. D. strictly

17. C. rescue 18. B. sprained 19. D. broke

28. D. success

29. C. use

30. A. trusting

31. A. see eye to eye

32. D. hands

33. B. That biscuit…

34. A. lost to

20. B. present

21. A. stood by

35. C. Search me!

22. D. broke up

36. C

23. C. do with

37. D

24. B. host

38. D

39. A

40. C

25. A. hold-up 26. C. eye

27. B. shoved

A. (2 pts each correct answer)

1. expertise

2. imprisonment

3. wisdom

4. surprisingly

B. (2 pts each correct answer)

(11) peculiarity

(12) adaptations

(13) decorative

(14) flight

5. celebrities

6. knockout

7. inestimable

8. co-educational

(15) lives

(16) waterproof

(17) diversity

(18) startling

9. seasickness 10. seasonal

(19) variations (20) ecosystems



(1 pt each correct answer)

1. C. emigrated

2. D. admission

3. B. accepted

4. C. gave


(1 pt each correct answer)

5. A. further 6. C. give up 7. D. practice

9. C. female 10. D. founding

8. B. managed

(10 pts)

1. (C) Evidence of a relationship between levels of carbon dioxide and global temperature 2. (D) built up

3. (C) provided insight about climate conditions in earlier periods

4. (B) practically the same as

5. (B) The temperature of the atmosphere when the ice was formed 6. (C) extraordinary

7. (B) connection

8. (A) in the early eighteenth century

9. (C) an abundance of plants

10. (C) Industrial Revolution


(60 pts)

PASSAGE A (2 pts each correct answer)

(1) comes

(6) part

(11) that

(2) figures

(7) between

(12) room

(3) rest

(8) front

(13) size

(4) insights

(9) However

(14) ahead

(5) disproportion

(10) so

(15) sense

PASSAGE B (2 pts each correct answer)

(1) roof

(6) crops

(11) form

(2) sounds

(7) half

(12) build

(3) balls (// pieces→ 1 pt)

(8) layers

(13) times

(4) cover

(9) contact

(14) longer

(5) damage

(10) freezing

(15) occur


(2 pts each correct answer)

(20 pts)


To our surprise, she came back all at once.

2. The fact that her boyfriend is (often) unpunctual made her leave him.


His physical conditions seem to be deteriorating slightly.

4. → The harder you work, the more successful you (will) become.

Our boss is said to have travelled to a (great) number of countries.

There is every likelihood (that) the project will be finished on Thursday.






When did you take up badminton?

He is by far the best suited to the job than anyone else despite his weaknesses. Tim is second to none at chess in the class.

10. Such is his intelligence that his classmates look up to him.