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Trường THPT Chuyên Môn thi : ANH - Khối : 10 LÊ HỒNG PHONG Ngày thi : 04/04/2015 


Thời gian làm bài : 180 phút 

Lưu ý : Đề thi này có 8 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. 



Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the others. 1. A. bomber B. subtlety C. indebted D. limber 2. A. asthma B. atheism C. athlete D. anthropology  3. A. accredit B. salamander C. majesty D. saliva 4. A. dogged B. advisedly C. markedly D. plugged 5. A. archetype B. chromatic C. ricochet D. chronicle 

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

6. A. argumentative B. theoretical C. contributory D. hypersensitive 7. A. ecotourism B. hierarchy C. acropolis D. neighborhood 8. A. hieroglyphics B. horizontal C. revolutionary D. aristocracy 9. A. ingenuity B. guarantee C. caravansary D. committee 10. A. mausoleum B. testimony C. miniature D. meteorite 

II. WORD CHOICE (5 PTS): Choose the best options to complete the following sentences. 11. We knew Tom was looking for the right tool from the ________ of sounds which came from the shed. A. sputter B. clatter C. mutter D. flutter 12. The vegetation on the island was ________.  

A. exuberant B. chivalrous C. overcast D. ingenious 13. Despite the high divorce rate, the ________ of marriage remains popular.  

A. practice B. habit C. institution D. state 

14. Before the invention of the Internet, people couldn’t ________ of such universal access to information. A. reminisce B. conceive C. contemplate D. access 15. A new computer has been produced, which will ________ all previous models. 

A. overdo B. supersede C. excel D. overwhelm 16. Most teenagers go through a rebellious ________ for a few years but they soon grow out of it. A. stint B. span C. duration D. phase 17. The match ________ in the darkness. 

A. glared B. flared C. glowed D. gleamed 18. The use of vitamin ________ and herbs has become increasingly popular among Americans. A. components B. materials C. ingredients D. supplements 19. As a matter of ________, we have six security guards on the premises at all times. A. wisdom B. prudence C. foresight D. acumen 20. She marched into the shop, as bold as ________, and demanded for her money back. A. bass B. grass C. brass D. glass 

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

21. ________ as taste is really a composite sense made up of both taste and smell. 

A. That we refer to B. What we refer to C. To which we refer D. What do we refer to 22. This car has many features including ________. 

A. stereo, safety devices, air condition, and it saves gas 

B. good music, safe devices, air conditioning, and gas 

C. stereo, safety devices, air conditioned, and good gas 

D. stereo, safety devices, air conditioning, and low gas mileage

23. There are ________ words in English having more than one meaning. Pay close attention to this fact.  A. a large many B. quite many C. quite a lot D. a great many 24. In fact, the criminals ________ in because the front door was wide open and so they just walked in. A. needn’t have broken B. shouldn’t have break C. didn’t need to break D. couldn’t have broken 25. In bas-relief sculpture, a design projects very slightly from its background, ________ some coins.  A. as on B. because C. the way that D. similarly 26. ________ workers found accidentally while constructing a new subway line in London yielded new  information about previous civilizations in the area could be well-documented. 

A. Relics that B. That relics that C. It was relics that D. Not until relics that 27. Declared an endangered species in the United States, ________. 

A. the ginseng root has been gathered almost to the point of extinction 

B. gathering the ginseng root almost to the point of extinction 

C. people have gathered the ginseng root almost to the point of extinction 

D. the near extinction of the ginseng root to excessive gathering 

28. I eventually managed to find the office, ________. 

A. but not until after I’d got lost several times 

B. so I had been looking for over an hour 

C. that was easy and didn’t take very long 

D. since it wasn’t clearly marked on the map I had 

29. Round and round ________. 

A. the wheels of the engine went B. did the wheels of the engine go C. went the wheels of the engine D. going the wheels of the engine 30. ________, it is obvious that the whole thing was a waste of time and effort.  

A. None of us wanted to go in the first place 

B. Staff meetings are often boring and have no apparent point to them 

C. Since the results were far more satisfactory than anyone had expected 

D. Seeing that we couldn’t solve anything in the end 


31. The old lady’s savings were considerable as she had ________ a little money each week. A. put by B. put in C. put apart D. put down 32. Half the people in the office have ________ a strange illness.  

A. gone in for B. gone along with C. gone through with D. gone down with 33. I can’t afford to ________ on another foreign holiday this year. 

A. set out B. splash out C. take out D. give out 34. I don’t want to sound like I’m ________ the law, but if you don’t keep the noise down, you’ll have to  leave. 

A. putting in B. passing over C. laying down D. giving over 35. I usually ________ work at about half past five so I’m home by six thirty most nights. A. end up B. kick off C. knock off D. knuckle down 36. I’m not sure if I’m doing it right, but I’ll try to ________ ahead with it anyway. 

A. drive B. bang C. touch D. press 

37. I don’t think she can get her message ________ to the students. She seems too nervous. A. across B. around C. out D. over 

38. The weather was fine, and everyone was ________ the coast. 

A. going in for B. making for C. joining in D. seeing about 39. When she came ________, she found herself in a hospital. 

A. out B. round C. off D. over 

40. Could you lend me some money to ________ me over to the end of the month? 

A. hand B. tide C. get D. make 

V. GUIDED CLOZE 1 (5PTS): Read the text below and decide which answer best fits each space. Coincident with concerns about the (41) __________ loss of species and habitats has been a growing  appreciation of the importance of biological diversity, the number of species in a (42) __________ ecosystem, to  the health of the Earth and human well-being. Much has been written about the diversity of terrestrial organisms,  particularly the exceptionally rich life associated with tropical rain-forest habitats. Relatively little has been said,  however, about the diversity of life in the sea even though coral reef systems are (43) __________ to rain  forests in terms of richness of life.  

An alien exploring Earth would probably give (44) __________ to the planet’s dominant, most-distinctive  feature – the ocean. Humans have a bias toward land that sometimes gets in the way of truly examining global  issues. Seen from far away, it is easy to realize that landmasses occupy only one-third of the Earth’s surface.  Given that two-thirds of the Earth’s surface is water and that marine life lives at all levels of the ocean, the total  three-dimensional living space of the ocean is perhaps 100 times greater than that of land and (45) __________  more than 90 percent of all life on Earth even though the ocean has fewer distinct species. 

The fact that half of the known species are thought to inhabit the world’s rain forests does not seem  surprising, considering the huge numbers of insects that comprise the (46) __________ of the species. One  scientist found many different species of ants in just one tree from a rain forest. While every species is different from every other species, their genetic makeup (47) __________ them to be insects and to share similar  characteristics with 750,000 species of insects. If basic, broad categories such as phyla and classes are given  more emphasis than differentiating between species, then the greatest diversity of life is (48) __________ the  sea. Nearly every major type of plant and animal has some representation there. 

To appreciate (49) __________ the diversity of abundance of life in the sea, it helps to think small. Every  spoonful of ocean water contains life, on the order of 100 to 100,000 bacteria cells plus assorted microscopic  plants and animals, including (50) __________ of organisms ranging from sponges and corals to starfish and  clams and much more.  

41. A. accelerating B. ascending C. upgrading D. alleviating 42. A. individual B. single C. particular D. specific 43. A. relative B. comparable C. corresponding D. simulated 44. A. attention B. priority C. reference D. research 45. A. contains B. consists C. covers D. composes 46. A. mass B. gross C. bulk D. load 

47. A. deduces B. restricts C. encloses D. constrains 48. A. doubtlessly B. unchangeably C. inconstantly D. unquestionably 49. A. wholly B. completely C. fully D. entirely 50. A. embryos B. algae C. fungi D. larvae 

GUIDED CLOZE 2 (5PTS): Read the text below and decide which answer best fits each space. LOOKING INTO SPACE 

Outer space has (51) __________ mankind ever since we first gazed upward. It was easy enough to see  stars in the night sky (52) __________ the naked eyes and many (53) __________ civilizations also noticed that  certain groups appeared to form familiar shapes. They used these constellations to help with navigation and as a  means of predicting the seasons and making calendars. Ancient astronomers also perceived points of light that  moved. They believed they were wandering stars and the word “planet” was (54) __________ from the Greek  word for “wanderers”. For much of human history, it was also believed that the Earth was the center of the  Universe and that the planets circled the Earth, and that falling meteorites and solar eclipses were (55)  __________ of disaster. 

It wasn’t until the 16th century that Polish mathematician and astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus presented  a mathematical model of how the sun actually moved around the Earth, challenging the (56) __________  understanding of how the solar system worked. The Italian physicist and astronomer Galileo Galilei then used a  telescope to prove this theory to be correct.  

Many technological advances have allowed us to probe (57) __________ space since then, and one of  the most pioneering was when the first manned spacecraft, the Apollo 11, successfully (58) __________ gravity  and touched down on the moon’s surface. Nevertheless, much of our research must be done from far greater  distances. The Hubble Space Telescope was carried into orbit by a space shuttle in April 1990 and it has allowed  cosmologists to gather incredible data.  

Most (59) __________, it has provided a great deal of evidence to support the Big Bang Theory, that is,  the idea that the Universe originated as a hot, (60) __________ state at a certain time in the past and has  continued to expand since then. 

51. A. aroused B. struck C. inquired D. intrigued 52. A. by B. with C. from D. in 

53. A. primary B. early C. first D. initial 

54. A. derived B. originated C. descended D. inferred 

55. A. signals B. images C. heralds D. omens 

56. A. domineering B. prevailing C. controlling D. dominating 57. A. at B. on C. into D. towards 58. A. broke through B. got over C. came off D. went ahead 59. A. magnificently B. brilliantly C. significantly D. expressively 60. A. thick B. dense C. intense D. fraught 

VI. READING PASSAGE 1 (5PTS): Read the text below and choose the best answer to each  question. 


For many environmentalists, the world seems to be getting worse. They have developed a hit-list of our  main fears: that natural resources are running out; that the population is ever growing, leaving less and less to  eat; that species are becoming extinct in vast numbers, and that the planet's air and water are becoming ever  more polluted.

But a quick look at the facts shows a different picture. First, energy and other natural resources have  become more abundant, not less so, since the book "The Limits to Growth" was published in 1972 by a group of  scientists. Second, more food is now produced per head of the world's population than at any time in history.  Fewer people are starving. Third, although species are indeed becoming extinct, only about 0.7% of them are  expected to disappear in the next 50 years, not 25-50%, as has so often been predicted. And finally, most forms  of environmental pollution either appear to have been exaggerated, or are transient - associated with the early  phases of industrialization and therefore best cured not by restricting economic growth, but by accelerating it.  One form of pollution - the release of greenhouse gases that causes global warming - does appear to be a  phenomenon that is going to extend well into our future, but its total impact is unlikely to pose a devastating  problem. A bigger problem may well turn out to be an inappropriate response to it. 

Yet opinion polls suggest that many people nurture the belief that environmental standards are declining  and four factors seem to cause this disjunction between perception and reality. 

One is the lopsidedness built into scientific research. Scientific funding goes mainly to areas with many  problems. That may be wise policy, but it will also create an impression that many more potential problems exist  than is the case. 

Secondly, environmental groups need to be noticed by the mass media. They also need to keep the money  rolling in. Understandingly, perhaps, they sometimes overstate their arguments. In 1997, for example, the  Worldwide Fund for Nature issued a Press release entitled: "Two thirds of the world's forests lost forever". The  truth turns out to be nearer 20%. 

Though these groups are run overwhelmingly by selfless folk, they nevertheless share many of the  characteristics of other lobby groups. That would matter less if people applied the same degree of skepticism to  environmental lobbying as they do to lobby groups in other fields. A trade organization arguing for, say, weaker  pollution controls is instantly seen as self-interested. Yet a green organization opposing such a weakening is seen  as altruistic, even if an impartial view of the controls in question might suggest they are doing more harm than  good. 

A third source of confusion is the attitude of the media. People are clearly more curious about bad news  than good. Newspapers and broadcasters are there to provide what the public wants. That, however, can lead to  significant distortions of perception. An example was America's encounter with El Nino in 1997 and 1998. This  climatic phenomenon was accused of wrecking tourism, causing allergies, melting the ski-slopes and causing 22  deaths. However, according to an article in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, the damage it did  was estimated at US$4 billion but the benefits amounted to some US$ 19 billion. These came from higher winter  temperatures (which saved an estimated 850 lives, reduced heating costs and diminished spring floods caused by  melt-waters). 

The fourth factor is poor individual perception. People worry that the endless rise in the amount of stuff  everyone throws away will cause the world to run out of places to dispose of waste. Yet, even if America's trash  output continues to rise as it has done in the past, and even if the American population doubles by 2100, all the  rubbish America produces through the entire United States will increase by 10%. 

So what of global warming? As we know, carbon dioxide emissions are causing the planet to warm. The  best estimates are that the temperatures will rise by 2-3C in this century, causing considerable problems, at a  total cost of US$5,000 billion. 

Despite the intuition that something drastic needs to be done about such a costly problem, economic  analyses clearly show it will be far more expensive to cut carbon dioxide emissions radically than to pay the costs  of adaptation to the increased temperatures. A model by one of the main authors of the United Nations Climate  Change Panel shows how an expected temperature increase of 2.1 degrees in 2100 would only be diminished to  an increase of 1.9 degrees. Or to put it another way, the temperature increase that the planet would have  experienced in 2094 would be postponed to 2100. 

So this does not prevent global warming, but merely buys the world six years. Yet the cost of reducing  carbon dioxide emissions, for the United States alone, will be higher than the cost of solving the world's single,  most pressing health problem: providing universal access to clean drinking water and sanitation. Such measures  would avoid 2 million deaths every year, and prevent half a billion people from becoming seriously ill. 

It is crucial that we look at the facts if we want to make the best possible decisions for the future. It may  be costly to be overly optimistic - but more costly still to be too pessimistic. 

61. What aspect of scientific research does the writer express concern about in paragraph 4?  A. the need to produce results B. the lack of financial support  C. the selection of areas to research D. the desire to solve every research problem 

62. The writer quotes from the Worldwide Fund for nature to illustrate how ________.  A. influential the mass media can be 

B. effective environmental groups can be 

 C. the mass media can help groups raise funds 

D. environmental groups can exaggerate their claims 

63. What is the writer's main point about lobby groups in paragraph 6?

 A. Some are more active than others 

B. Some are better organized than others 

 C. Some receive more criticism than others 

D. Some support more important issues than others 

64. The writer suggests that newspapers print items that are intended to ________  A. educate readers B. meet their readers' expectations  C. encourage feedback from readers D. mislead readers 

65. What does the writer say about America's waste problem? 

 A. It will increase in line with population 

B. It is not as important as we have been led to believe 

 C. It has been reduced through public awareness of the issues 

D. It is only significant in certain areas of the country 

66. Which environmental problem is not mentioned in a hit-list? 

A. overpopulation B. air contamination 

C. food shortage D. shorter life expectancy  

67. “Transient” is closest in meaning to _______________. 

A. continuing only for a short time B. permanently existing 

C. directly affected D. resulting from another impact 

68. “Altruistic” is closest in meaning to _______________. 

A. selfless B. optimistic C. skeptical D. obvious 

69. Which of the statements is not true according to the passage? 

A. Environmentalists take a pessimistic view of the world for a number of reasons 

B. Optimism and pessimism are equally costly 

C. Though scientific funding may wisely go to areas with many problems, there is an impression that  potential problems will exceed the true ones 

D. The public’s false perception is partly due to mass media attitude 

70. Which of the following is not considered as the consequences of El Nino 1997 and 1998? A. damaged tourism B. allergy spread 

C. increased temperature D. ski-slope melting 

READING PASSAGE 2 (5PTS): Read the text below and choose the best answer to each question. 


In the early – to mid - 1990s, Lance Armstrong was on the up –and –up. Success seemed to be written  in his stars; he notched up a stage win at the ’93 Tour de France, then another in ’95. This cyclist was clearly  coming of age in the sport, and he was, at 24 on registering his second tour win, still a relative baby in cycling  terms – most of his career lay ahead of him. Then, just when it looked like he would conquer all before him, his  ’96 tour was cut disappointingly short due to illness. And, as it would soon emerge, this was no ordinary illness;  Armstrong had testicular cancer. Fans were aghast and there was an outpouring of sympathy for him. 

But Armstrong would need more than goodwill to get through this. The cancer had metastasized to the lungs and  the brain. The prognosis was not at all good. Months of spirit – and body-breaking chemotherapy followed and a  delicate surgical procedure to remove the malignancies on his brain was performed. Cycling mourned the surely  permanent loss to the sport of one of its most promising young disciples. But Armstrong wasn’t finished yet.  

In 1998, he made a remarkable, defiant and inspirational return to cycling and competed in the Tour de  France again the following year. But surely his would now only be a cameo role; after all, what could one expect from a cancer survivor with a compromised liver and the other familiar scars of cancer therapy? Except  Armstrong had other ideas.  

Four stage wins later, the legend of Armstrong was born; he had claimed the Tour and defied the odds in  the most emphatic of manners. His victory represented not just his announcement as a force in cycling, but as a  force for hope for millions of cancer sufferers the world over. Indeed, Armstrong threw himself into campaigning  for his newly-established cancer foundation. Livestrong – so much so that he metamorphosed into a sort of  human-embodiment of the cause – he became the cause, and his annual battle with the French Alps came to  represent the struggle against the deadly disease. So long as Lane could succeed, there was hope. 

And succeed he did, beyond the wildest expectations of even the most optimistic of his supporters,  amassing a further six titles – so seven in consecution – before he retired in 2005. His achievements were simply  remarkable; his story absorbing; his book a must-read for all cancer sufferers – their ray of hope; proof that  hopefulness should never fade and that sanguinity can and does make light of the odds, the tunnel, though  long and at times excruciating to pass through, has an end, and it is a happy one – the light is in sight. 

After his seventh victory, he retired and the sporting world entered congratulatory mode, writing his  eulogies. But Armstrong had one more surprise for us; he wasn’t finished yet. There were whispers of a  comeback; confirmed in 2009, and so it was that the legend would ride again.  

But the renewed focus on him wasn’t all good; there were whispers of another kind, too; sources, some  credible, were claiming he had had an illicit ally all through his exploits; he was, they claimed, in bed with the  syringe. Our champion laughed off and dismissed these claims but the rumors persisted and a cloud began to  form over his legacy. Surely Armstrong could not have earned his victories clean, some said. 

We may never know for sure. Fast-forward to 2012 and despite an abandoned federal case, those  sharpening their knives for Armstrong seem to have finally nabbed him; ASADA, the U.S. body tasked with  cracking down on drug offenders charged Armstrong with doping and the trafficking of drugs – and some say his  failure to contest is indicative of his guilt. At any rate, because he pleaded no-contest, he will now be stripped of  all his titles; his legacy has been pulled from under him.  

And yet he has not, and now may never be tried, so we have not seen the evidence against him. We do  not know if he is guilty or innocent, and it still remains fact that he never failed an official drug test. Did he  cheat? Does it matter? Does anyone care? Time may tell, but for now, though his legacy is tainted, his legend, in  the eyes of many of his loyal supporters, lives on.


71. What does the writer mean when he says in the first paragraph that Lance Armstrong was  “coming of age in the sport?” 

A. he was of the right age to be a competitive cyclist 

B. he was nearly at the age at which it is expected that a cyclist should win 

C. he was of a mature age for a cyclist and had few years left in the sport 

D. he was beginning to figure as a real contender in his sport 

72. Which of the following statements is true about the cancer Armstrong had? A. he recovered remarkably quickly from it, suffering little 

B. It started in the lungs and spread to the brain 

C. doctors were optimistic about his chances of survival 

D. the generally held view was that it would prevent him from cycling professionally every again 73. Why does the writer say, “Except Armstrong had other ideas,” at the end of the third  paragraph? 

A. Armstrong was determined to play some role in the Tour de France again 

B. Armstrong’s idea of victory had changed since he’d had cancer 

C. Armstrong was determined to defy the odds and become a real contender in the Tour de France D. Armstrong didn’t want to race for victory, he just wanted to represent cancer victims 74. What does the writer compare Armstrong’s Tour de France campaign struggle each year  after his return to the sport with? 

A. the general fight against cancer B. a cancer organization 

C. his fundraising for cancer D. Armstrong’s own personal cancer experience 75. What is one of the ways in which his story became about more than just cycling? A. his published biography became a source of inspiration for cancer sufferers 

B. cycling through a tunnel was like fighting cancer 

C. he gave people hope that they could one day be professional athletes, too 

D. he gave people the belief to fight the disease that is drug-taking in sport 

76. What can be inferred about the rumours of Armstrong’s drug-taking? 

A. they were disproved in a state court ease 

B. they have not caused Armstrong’s reputation and record any charm 

C. they were eventually proved true beyond doubt 

D. he had, but passed up, an opportunity to disprove them 

77. Which of the following is closest in meaning to the word “defiant”? 

A. surprising B. unyielding C. emotional D. impulsive 78. Which of the following is closest in meaning to the word “sanguinity”? 

A. cheerfulness B. persistence C. sympathy D. perseverance  79. Which of the following is closest in meaning to the word “official”? 

A. rough B. formal C. constant D. severe 80. Which of the following terms has been given a definition in the passage? A. eulogies B. Tour de France C. ASADA D. chemotheraphy B. WRITTEN TEST 

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


Interpreting the feelings of other people is not always easy, as we all know, and we rely as much on  what they seem to be telling us, as (1) __________ the actual words they say. Facial (2) __________ and tone  of voice are obvious ways of showing our reaction to something, and it may (3) __________ be that we  unconsciously express views that we are trying to hide. The art of being tactful (4) __________ in picking up 

these signals, realizing what the other person is trying to say, and acting so that they are not embarrassed in any  way. For example, we may understand that they are in fact reluctant to answer our question, and so we stop  pressing them. Body movements in general may also indicate feelings, and interviewers often pay particular  attention to the way a candidate for a job walks into the room and sits down. However, it is not difficult to  present the right kind of appearance, while (5) __________ many employers want to know relates to the  candidate’s character (6) __________ and psychological stability. This (7) __________ the awkward question of  whether job candidates should be asked to complete psychological tests, and the further problem of whether  such tests actually produce reliable results. For many people, being asked to take part in such a test would be an  objectionable intrusion (8) __________ their private lives.  

After all, a prospective employer would (9) __________ ever ask a candidate to run a hundred meters,  or expect his or her family doctor to provide confidential medical information. (10) __________ apart from this  problem, can such tests predict whether a person is likely to be a conscientious employee or a valued colleague? OPEN CLOZE 2 (10PTS) 

The point at which physical decline with age begins adversely to affect a driver’ capability has not yet  been thoroughly studied. A survey of more than 3,000 road accidents in Michigan (11) __________ drivers aged  over 55 showed that in eight out of ten cases, (12) __________ was a driver over the age of 71 who had caused  collision by failing to yield, turning carelessly (13) __________ changing lanes.  

Older drivers are obviously more susceptible (14) __________ injury in vehicle crashes, as well as being  a potential higher risk through their own (15) __________ behavior. 

Reactions time in an emergency involves many different physical factors such as the production of the  (16) __________ impulse, perception of the signal, choice of response and transmission to the muscles. Some of these deteriorate more than others with age, but the overall effect increases the time it takes to  respond for more (17) __________ drivers.  

Part of the aging (18) __________, however, does include the storage of experience, often in the  subconscious, (19) __________ triggers earlier danger warnings than in younger drivers who have not  experienced similar situations.  

This maturity of judgment heightens the perception of risk and often (20) __________ older drivers to  avoid a situation which might then put them to the test.  


PART 1: Complete each sentence, using the correct form of the word in parentheses. 1. The planning authorities gave the school the _____________ for an extension. (GO) 2. I want to make sure all my dependants will be financially secure if I’m ___________________ in any  way. (CAPACITY

3. He is a bad manager in that factory and everyone is in an attempt to _____________ him. (FAME) 4. The referee who will be ___________________ at this year’s F. A. Club final is one of my relatives, you  know. (OFFICIAL

5. I was surprised by his _________________ to break the law. (PREPARE

6. It thrives in a vacuum of consumer information that might give everybody a(n) ___________ reason to  go somewhere else. (REFUTE

7. She stood there completely ____________________, so I had no idea at all what she was thinking.  (EXPRESSION

8. Throughout the 1790s, he worked hard to secure the interest of wealthy patrons. Such ______________  enabled him to concentrate on becoming a successful composer. (PATRON

9. Children who grow up in time of war are more likely to be ____________ than others. (ADJUST) 10. The years in isolation and adversity had deepened his _______________. (KNOW

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


Tourism, holidaymaking and travel are these days more significant social phenomena than most (11)  _____________ have considered. Tourism is a leisure activity which (12) _____________ its opposite namely  regulated or organized work. It is one manifestation of how work and leisure are organized as separate and  regulated spheres of social practice in modern societies. Indeed, acting as a tourist is one of the defining  characteristics of being modern and the popular (13) _____________ of tourism is that it is organized within  particular places and occurs for (14) _____________ periods of time. Tourist relationships arise from a  movement of people to and their stay in various destinations. This (15) _____________ involves some  movement that is a new place or places. The journey and the stay are, by definition, outside the normal places of  residence and work, and are of a short term and temporary nature, and there is a clear intention to return home 

within a relatively short period of time. 

A (16) _____________ proportion of the population of modern societies engages in such tourist  practices. New socialized forms of provision have developed in order to cope with the mass character of the  gazes of tourists as opposed to the individual character of travel. Places are chosen to be visited and be gazed  upon because there is an anticipation especially through daydreaming and (17) _____________ of intense  pleasures, either on a different scale or involving different senses from those (18) _____________ encountered.  Such anticipation is constructed and sustained through a variety of (19) _____________ practices such as films,  TV, literature, magazines, records and videos which construct and (20) _____________ this daydreaming.  

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

No education medium better serves as a means of spatial communication than the atlas. Atlases deal  with as invaluable information as population distribution and density. One of the best, Pennycooke’s World  Atlas, had been widely accepted as a standard owing to the quality of their maps and photographs, which not  only show various settlements but also portray them in a variety of scales. In fact, the very first map in the 

atlas is cleverly designed population cartogram that projects the size of each country if the geographical size is  proportional for population. Following the proportional outlay, a sequence of smaller maps shows the world’s  population density, each country’s birth and death rates, population increase or decrease, industrialization,  urbanization, gross national products in terms of per capital income, the quality of medical care, literacy, and  language. Giving readers a perspective on how their own country fits in with the global view, additive  10 

projections depict the world’s patterns in nutrition, calorie and protein consumption, health care, number of  physicians per unit of population, and life expectancy by region. Population density maps on a subcontinental  scale, as well as political maps, convey the diversely demographic phenomena of the world in a broad array of  scales.  

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

1. Mr. Foster asked me to write this letter to you. 

🡪 It is at ____________________________________________________________________________. 2. The only thing that prevented the passing of the bill was the death of Prime Minister.  🡪 Were it ____________________________________________________________________________. 3. Jane persuaded the others to agree with her point of view. 

🡪 Jane brought _______________________________________________________________________. 4. The inhabitants were far worse-off twenty years ago than they are now.  

🡪 The inhabitants are nowhere__________________________________________________________. 5. They designed the stadium to make hooliganism impossible. (SUCH) 

🡪 The stadium _________________________________________________________ out hooliganism. 6. My friend took no notice of my advice. (DEAF) 

🡪_________________________________________________________________________________. 7. He didn’t think much of the musical show yesterday. (OPINION) 

🡪 He ____________________________________________________ the musical show yesterday. 8. He was finally able to adjust himself to the new working condition. (SWING) 

🡪 He finally _________________________________________________________________________. 9. Some airlines cheat people by charging them too much for tickets. (RIP) 

🡪_________________________________________________________________________________. 10. They believe that the hotel was quite near the beach. (THROW) 

🡪 The hotel is _______________________________________________________________________. - END OF TEST. BEST OF LUCK -



Trường THPT Chuyên ĐÁP ÁN MÔN ANH - Khối : 10 Lê Hồng Phong 


1. D 

2. A 

3. C 

4. D 

5. C 

6. C 

7. C 

8. A 

9. D 

10. A 

11. B 

12. A 

13. C 

14. B 

15. B 

16. D 

17. C 

18. D 

19. B 

20. C 



1. on 

2. expression 

3. well 

4. lies/consists 

5. what 

6. traits 

7. raises/poses 

8. into 

9. hardly 

10. Quite 


1. go-ahead 

2. incapacitated 

3. defame 

4. officiating 

5. preparedness 

6. irrefutable 

7. expressionless 

8. patronage 

9. maladjusted 

10. self-knowledge 

21. B 22. D 23. D 24. C 25. A 26. B 27. A 28. A 29. C 30. D 31. A 32. D 33. B 34. C 35. C 36. D 37. A 38. B 39. B 40. B 

41. A 

42. C 

43. B 

44. B 

45. A 

46. C 

47. D 

48. D 

49. C 

50. D 

51. D 

52. B 

53. B 

54. A 

55. D 

56. B 

57. C 

58. A 

59. C 

60. B 

OPEN CLOZE 2 1. involving 

2. it 

3. or 

4. to 

5. driving 

6. nerve 

7. elderly 

8. process 

9. which 

10. leads 

PART 2: 

1. commentators 2. presupposes 

3. concept 

4. regularized 

5. instrumentally 6. substantial 

7. fantasy 

8. customarily 

9. non-tourist 

10. reinforce

61. C 62. D 63. C 64. B 65. B 66. D 67. A 68. A 69. B 70. C 71. D 

72. D 73. C 74. A 75. A 76. D 77. B 78. A 79. B 80. C 






as 🡪 such 

outlay 🡪 layout

had been 🡪has been 

products 🡪 product

their 🡪 its 

Giving 🡪 To give

is cleverly …🡪is a cleverly … 

additive 🡪 additional

for (population) 🡪 to (population) 


diversely 🡪 diverse


1. Mr. Foster asked me to write this letter to you. 

🡪 It is at Mr. Foster’s request that I am writing this letter to you. 

2. The only thing that prevented the passing of the bill was the death of Prime Minister.  🡪 Were it not to have been for the death of the Prime Minister, the bill would have been passed/  got through. 

3. Jane persuaded the others to agree with her point of view. 

🡪 Jane brought the others around/ round to her point of view. 

4. The inhabitants were far worse-off twenty years ago than they are now. 

🡪 The inhabitants are nowhere near as badly-off as they were twenty years ago. 

5. They designed the stadium to make hooliganism impossible. (SUCH) 

🡪 The stadium was designed in such a way (as) to stamp/ rule/iron out hooliganism. 6. My friend took no notice of my advice. (DEAF) 

🡪 My friend turned a deaf ear to my advice. 

7. He didn’t think much of the musical show yesterday. (OPINION) 

🡪 He had a low opinion of the musical show yesterday. 

8. He was finally able to adjust himself to the new working condition. (SWING) 

🡪 He finally got into the swing of the new working condition. 

9. Some airlines cheat people by charging them too much for tickets. (RIP) 

🡪 Some airlines rip people off by charging them too much for tickets. 

10. They believe that the hotel was quite near the beach. (THROW) 

🡪 The hotel is believed to have been just a stone’s throw from/away from the beach.