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UBND TỈNH THỪA THIÊN HUẾ    KỲ THI CHỌN HỌC SINH GIỎI TỈNH 
   SỞ GIÁO DỤC VÀ ĐÀO TẠO                    LỚP 12 THPT NĂM HỌC 2004 - 2005
                       * * *    ------------------------------------------------------
      ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨC          Môn:      TIẾNG ANH    -    (Vòng 1)
             Thời gian:  150 phút  (không kể thời gian giao đề)
ĐIỂM

    ........................
   NHẬN XÉT   PHÁCH

    ...........................

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I. VOCABULARY & GRAMMAR   ( 35 points)
Part 1: Choose the word or phrase which best completes each sentence.  Circle the letter A, B, C or D next to the correct word or phrase.
1.   We don't allow  ................. in the classrooms.
      A. people smoke      B. smoke      C. people to smoke   D. to smoking
2.   What a dangerous thing to do! You .................. have been killed!
      A. may         B. can         C. must      D. might
3.   By the time I applied, all the hoilday vouchers  ................. used up.
      A. had been      B have been      C. were      D. are
4.   I felt as if I ................... a confidence.
      A. have betrayed   B. would betray      C. had betrayed   D. am betraying
5.   The candidate  ..................... to have withdrawn her application.
      A. claimed         B. said         C. denied      D. reported
6.  How could you have  ..........................  him for your brother?
      A. confused      B. considered      C. thought       D. mistaken
7.  It is vital that we .................... a change in people's attitudes.
      A. bring down      B. bring back      C. bring about      D. look after
8.  We'll have to ................... down the options before coming to a decision.
      A. slow         B. narrow      C. bring      D. wind
9.   The grocer's shop ................... since the supermarket opened.
      A.   closed         B. has closed      C. has been closing   D. is closed
10. In ten year's time the population of the world...................... to 500 million.
      A. grows         B. is growing      C. has grown      D. will have grown
Part 2: Read the text below. Use the words given in capitals at the end of each line to form a word that fits in the space in the same line
            My ideal job
   One thing I know is that I wouldn't like to have an occupation      OCCUPY
that has anything to do with physics, (1) .................................. or maths;      CHEMIST
I am not the (2) .................................. type at all. In fact at school, I was a      SCIENCE
complete (3) .................................. in these subjects. Neither am I very       FAIL
good at dealing with people, nor am I (4) .................................., so jobs in      AMBITION
business, administration and (5) .................................. don't really interest      MANAGE
me either. Moreover I find it (6) .................................. to be surrounded by      IRRITATE
a lot of people; I would much rather have a job involving creative
work or (7) .................................. skills of some sort. I'd like to have the      ART
chance to work outdoors (8) .................................. and perhaps do a bit of      OCCASION
travelling too. I am not (9) .................................. concerned about becoming         PARTICULAR
rich but I would like to have a (10) .................................. income - enough       REASON
to live comfortably.         
Part 3: Read the text below and think of the word which best fits each space. Use only one word in each space. After each space you are given a clue  to the kind of word that is missing.

Regrets
   Most of us (0)  are always forgetting important dates, apart (1).........................................
( preposition) the lucky few (2) .................................. (relative pronoun) are blessed with a good memory or the ability to organize (3) .................................. (reflexive pronoun) so they don't forget important obligations. How many times (4) .................................. (auxiliary verb) we all said, "I wish I had remembered!" How (5) .................................. (adverb of frequency) have we offended people by failing to remember (6) .................................. (pronoun) birthdays or name days?
   (7) .................................. (conjunction) they say it doesn't matter, we know, deep down, that we (8) ..................................(auxiliary verb) hurt their feelings. We can always try to make it (9) .................................. (preposition) to them next time but unfortunately the damage has (10) .................................. (auxiliary verb) done and our relationship with that person (11) .................................. (modal verb, future) never quite be the same again.
   On the other hand, we sometimes do (12) .................................. (very or too?) much for someone else because we want to please them and then feel we have damaged (13) .................................. (pronoun) own interests in doing so. When friends (14) .................................. ( auxiliary verb) involved we may find it difficult to say "no" when they ask us to (15) .................................. ( do or make?) them a favour, but true friendship should mean that we can say "no" without risk to relationship.

II. READING  (35 points)
Part 1: Read the text about booking a flight and put the following sentences in the correct order.  There is one sentence that you don't need to use. Write the letters A, B, C, ... next to the numbers. Number 1 has been done for you as an example.

          When you want to book a flight to a certain place, visit your nearest travel agent. Tell the travel agent the date when you want to travel and the destination to which you want to go. The travel agent will then type the information into a small computer. After checking everything on the computer screen, he/she will send the information to a central computer. The central computer contains all information about bookings and destinations, and sends a reply, showing which are the most suitable flights. It also shows whether the flights are fully booked or not. The information which is now shown on the small computer screen is continually changing as other bookings are made in other parts of the world.
         The travel agent now types in your booking, then the computer will ask for your name and address  as well as for certain other information. It will also ask how you will pay for your ticket (by cheque or by credit card). Next the computer confirms the booking and makes a request for payment. When you have paid for your ticket, the travel agent types the information into the computer  as well. Finally, some computers print out a ticket before you leave the travel agent’s.
A.   Details about the flights and seats available are sent back.
B.   The computer then wants information about the method of payment.
C.   The tickets are issued either at that time or later.
D.   The computer asks for personal details.
E.   Make your request to the travel agent and give him/her all the details.
F.   Your request is then checked and sent to the main computer.
G.   Go to a travel agent.
H.   The computer asks for payment.
I.   The computer asks for the flight number.
J.   The travel agent fills your initial request into a small computer.
K.   The booking is typed into the small computer.
L.  The booking is confirmed.

1. G      2........      3.........      4.........      5.........      6.........
7.........   8.........      9.........      10.........   11.........

Part 2:  Read the passage about opinion polls and find which words in the passage can be replaced by the words below? Write the correct word from the passage in each blank. Number one has been done for you as an example.

   People often laugh at opinion polls and remember the times when they were slightly incorrect. However, they often forget all the times when they were accurate. A poll should be conducted very carefully and should sample a cross-section of the population. The cross-section should be selected very carefully so that the right balance of ages, sexes and social classes can be achieved. At first it was very difficult for many people to accept that sample of one or two thousand could reflect accurately the views of millions but polls have now proved themselves. However, polls should not claim to do what they are not intended to. The findings should always be examined very carefully before predictions are made with any degree of certainty.

1.  mixture
2.  chosen
3.  meant
4.  a little
5.  forecasts
6.  represent   ....cross-section....
..................................
..................................
..................................
..................................
..................................   7.    carried out
8.    results
9.    opinions
10.  wrong
11.  studied   ..................................
..................................
..................................
.................................. ..................................

Part 3: Fill in each numbered space with ONE suitable  word
The world of dreams
Most people feel that when they dream, they (0) are carried off to another world.  (1)...........................the contrary, dreams are often connected  (2) ................... our daily lives. 
(3) ......................... our whole mind (4)........................ filled with something, when we are either very upset (5)..................... when we are in good spirit, a dream will represent (6)...................... reality in symbols. It is often said that we benefit (7) ...................... dreams because they help the spirit to heal itself. when things (8)...............................wrong. Dreams are therefore (9) ....................... kind of escape, almost a holiday from (10) ...................... life, with its fears and responsibilities . It is, (11) ....................., a strange (12) ............................ of holiday because whether we have a wonderful time or whether it turns (13)  .................... to be a nightmare, we quickly forget it. Most dreams disappear forever, (14) ......................... you are one of those people disciplined enough to write (15) ........................ down as soon as you wake up.
III. WRITING (30 points)
Part 1: Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence.
   
1.   I won't be able to go on holiday if my parents don't give me the money.
   Unless...
2.   Jeanne inherited all her uncle's money because she had looked after him all his life .
   As ...
3.   The boy wasn't allowed to have any friends, so he became an introvert.
   Deprived ...?
4.   What a pity these shops close at lunch-time.
   I wish ...
5.   I read about the closure of the factory only yesterday.
            It    .........................................................................
6.   We didn't go to the theatre. We stayed at home.
            We stayed    ..
7.   I believe the company may well make a profit this year.
            I wouldn’t be       
8.   I wasn't surprised when they refused to pay me.
   As I ...
9. It probably takes at least six hours to drive to Glasgow from here.
   It's ...
10. They estimated the price, including all the costs.
   Taking ...
11. He always chairs the meeting because he is the managing director.
   As...
12. It was such an appalling sight that we reeled back in horror .
   So ...
13  We like pasta but we don't have it everyday.
   Although ...?
14.  If someone had called the fire-brigade immediately, the tragedy might have been avoided .
   If the ...
15.   It's impossible that we stayed at the same hotel, in that case.
            We    
Part 2: Read the text below and look carefully at each line. Some of the lines are correct, and some have a word which should not be there. If a line is correct, put a tick (). If a line has a word which should not be there, write the word.
The stadium is only a few minutes away from where I live so I usually    0....... .........
go to the matches on the foot. I put on my team's colours and set off with a    00.....the........
couple of friends from work. I always feel a sense of excitements as I turn    1....................
to the corner and the tall floodlights come into view at the top of the main    2...................
stand of the stadium. By the time we will get to the stadium, there are big    3...................
enough crowds, all heading in the same direction. As soon as we get       4.................               
inside, the chanting begins and the suspense builds up. I have been to a lot    5...................
of games which were utterly boring: the weather was such cold and drizzly    6...................    and the game finished in a goal-less draw. After going games like that, some     7....................            
fans expressed their disappointment through acts of violence but I just look ahead  8...............
to the next game. Violence on and off of the pitch is the biggest problem in        9...............
football, but the behaviour of some of the stars also gives the game a bad name.   10..............
If we take Maradona of Argentina: he was, as everyone knows it, a great          11..............
player but he got involved with drugs and was excluded from the 1994 World        12..............
Cup after he failing a drugs test. Another of the greatest players was the          13..............
Englishman George Best, but again the pressure of being a star was too great         14..............
for him. He turned up to drink and retired when he was only twenty-six.                15.............

 


- THE  END -

 
SỞ GIÁO DỤC VÀ ĐÀO TẠO             KỲ THI CHỌN HỌC SINH GIỎI TỈNH 
     THỪA THIÊN - HUẾ        LỚP 12 THPT NĂM HỌC 2004 - 2005
                    * * *            ------------------------------------------------------
    ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨC          Môn:      TIẾNG ANH    -    (Vòng 1)
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HƯỚNG  DẪN  CHẤM

I.  VOCABULARY & GRAMMAR:          35 points
Part 1.    (10 points) one point for each correct answer
Q #   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10
Key   C   D   A   C   A   D   C   B   B   D
Part 2.      (10 points)
1. chemistry     3. failure         5.  management       7.  artistic        9. particularly
2. scientific    4. ambitious         6.  irritating       8.  occasionally   10. reasonable   
Part 3.    (15 points) one point for each correct answer
1. from    2. who   3. themselves   4. have      5. often     6. their    7. although
8. have    9. up     10. been             11. can      12. too     13 our     14. are       15. do
II. READING:   35 points
Part 1: ( 10 points) one point for each correct answer
 2.  E                     3.  J                      4.  F                           5.  A                               6.  K
 7.  D                     8.  B                     9.  L                          10.  H                             11. C     
Part 2.        ( 10 points) :  1 point for each correct word
 2.  selected            3.  intended          4.  slightly          5.  predictions          6.  reflect   
7.  conducted          8.  finding             9.  views            10.  incorrect          11.  examined 
Part 3       ( 15 points) :  1 point for each correct word 
1. on       2. to     3. when/if   4. is      5. or     6. this    7. from   8. go   9. a
10. real             11. however      12. type/sort/kind     13 out     14. unless       15. them

III. WRITING   (30 points)
Part 1 .   (15 points)
1.Unless  my parents give me the money, I won't be able to go on holiday.
2. As Jeanne had looked after her uncle all his life, she inherited all his money.
3. Deprived of friends, the boy became an introvert.
4. I wish these shops opened at lunch-time.
5. It was only yesterday that I read about the closure of the factory.
6. We stayed at home instead of going to the theatre
7. I wouldn’t be surprised if the company made a profit this year.
8. As I (had) expected, they refused to pay me.
9. It's probably at least a six-hour drive to Glasgow from here.
10. Taking all the costs into account, they estimated the price.
11. So appalling was the sight that we reeled back in horror.
12. As (he's the) managing director, he always chairs the meeting.
13. Although we like pasta, we don't have it everyday.
14. We can't have stayed at the same hotel, in that case.
15. If the fire brigade had been called immediately, the tragedy might have been avoided.
Part 2.      (20 points)
         1... .........................        9.....of.......................       
         2....to.........................      10... ........................
3....will............................   11....it.....................
         4.... enough...............      12..... ..............
         5.... ......................      13.....he....................
.          6.....such........          14..... ......................
         7.....going.........................     15.....up....................
         8.... .................                     
         
         
         
         
         
            
         
         
   
Total marks:   100
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UBND TỈNH THỪA THIÊN HUẾ    KỲ THI CHỌN HỌC SINH GIỎI TỈNH 
SỞ GIÁO DỤC VÀ ĐÀO TẠO                 LỚP 12 THPT NĂM HỌC 2004 - 2005              
                    * * *                            ------------------------------------------------------
    ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨC          Môn:      TIẾNG ANH    -    (Vòng 2)
            Thời gian:  150 phút  (không kể thời gian giao đề)
ĐIỂM

    ........................
   NHẬN XÉT   PHÁCH

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I.  LISTENING.     (20 points)
Part 1:   Listen to the phone-in. Number the opinions in the order that you hear them. Which two opinions are not expressed. You will hear the recording twice.
   A. It is difficult to control what children watch.
   B. Children can tell the difference between fantasy and reality.
   C. Television should show real life.
   D. people should be allowed to watch anything they want.
   E. There's too much bad language on TV.
   F. There's too much unnecessary violence on TV.
   G. Only sick people watch violence film.
   H. People blame TV for violence so that they can censor it.
   I. Children naturally act out scenes from films and TV programmes.
   K. Children need to learn that life isn't always pleasant.

Answers:
   1.........            2.........             3. .........         4. .........          5. .........      6. .........    7. .........       8. .........
   The two opinions not expressed are:           9. .........              10.........

Part 2: Listen to five situations and complete the table. You will hear the recording twice.
Situation   Problem   Action offered   Choice
1      replacement or refund?   
2         smoked salmon
3   left gloves behind      
4      put in new battery?   
5   dented car      

 
III. VOCABULARY & GRAMMAR  (25 points)
Part 1:  Choose the best answer to complete each sentence. Circle the letter next to the answer you choose.
1.  These figures give you some idea of the cost of …..  your car for one year.
  A.  controlling                B.  handling                 C.  managing                D.  maintaining
2.  It can take up to three months to ….. a man to do this specialist work.
  A.  guide                         B. raise                       C.  train                         D.  learn
3.  In today’s paper it ….. that we shall have an election this year.
  A.  says                           B.  admits                   C.  expresses                 D.  proposes
4.  I had to pay ….. on a carpet I bought in through the Customs today.     
  A.  taxes                         B.  rates                       C.  fines                        D.  duty
5.  Tropical diseases are comparatively ….. in Europe.
  A.  scarce                       B.  rare                         C.  slight                       D.  few
6.  The ….. charged by the architect for the plans of the new building were unusually high.
  A.  hire                           B.  price                        C.  fees                         D.  sum
7.  It takes a great deal of ….. for the class to make a trip abroad.   
  A.  arrangement              B.  organisation            C.  expense                   D.  business
8.  You shouldn’t eat so many sweets. They’re ….. for you.     
  A.  bad                           B.  unhealthy                 C.  unsuitable               D.  disagreeable
9.  I wondered whether you would like to ….. to the theatre tomorrow.   
  A.  visit                          B.  go  away                   C.  go out                     D.  walk out
10.  Do you think he is ….. of doing the job?     
  A.  capable                     B.  competent                 C.  able                        D.  suited     

Part 2:  Use the correct forms of the words in the brackets to complete the passage below.
       Centuries ago, when gold coins (1) (exclusive) ……………………….. were used as the money of nations and city-states, the (2) (compare) ………………………. value of each nation’s money was (3) (determine) ………………………... by the ratio of gold content of each coin. Today, gold coins are “used” only by (4) (collect)………………………. . (5) (nation) ………………………… money is printed on paper. Each country has its own currency, with names such as pound, dollar, dong, yuan and so on. (6) (decide) ……………………….. the rate for the international exchange of money is one of the most complex, and to many (7) (observe) …………………………, one of the most (8) (fascinate) …………………………. aspects of international banking. Each major currency has a “par value” that is (9) (usual) ………………... defined, (10) (office) ………………………., in terms of gold.

Part 3:  The following sentences are badly constructed. Rewrite them in better style and correct any grammatical errors.
1.   All students must pay their fees, except foreigners, to the university bursar.
...
2.   Swimming is a sport to any healthy person I would recommend.
...
3.   The president said that the new education programme was essential addressing a large audience in the provincial capital yesterday.
...
4.   Talks have begun to plan a railway linking the provincial capitals between the representatives of the provincial assemblies.
...
5.   The advertisement said that they wished to employ a secretary for an expanding company with good shorthand and typing speeds at their head office.
...

III. READING:   (25 points)
Part 1: Read the following passage and choose the most suitable word for each space. 

   According to a magazine article I read recently, we (1) ......... live in an age of increasing leisure. Not only are more and more people reaching (2) ......... age with their taste for enjoyment and even adventure relatively (3) ......... but the working week is becoming shorter and the opportunities for (4) ......... are becoming greater and greater all the time. Not to mention the fact that people (5) .........to spend less time travelling to work or may even be working from home. What I can't understand, however, is who these people are. As far as I can (6) ......... the whole thing is another one of (7) ......... journalistic fictions. I admit that there are a lot of retired people (8) ......... but I am not sure that all of them are dashing about learning hang-gliding or sailing single-handed (9) ......... the world. My own parents seem to (10) ......... most of their time gazing at the television. And as for the shorter working week, I wish someone (11) .........remind my company about it. I seem to be working longer and longer hours (12) ......... the time. The little leisure time I have is eaten into by sitting in the traffic jams or waiting for trains to (13) ......... up at rain-swept platforms. I haven't noticed any dramatic improvements in my (14) ......... either, but perhaps I just have to wait until I get my (15) .........

   1. A. presently   B. at the moment      C. now         D. at this time
   2. A. retirement   B. their            C. later         D. third
   3. A. present      B. survived         C. free         D. intact
   4. A. this      B. longer         C. leisure      D. people
   5. A. use      B. tend            C. have      D. demand
   6. A. concern   B. imagine         C. expect      D. tell
   7. A. the       B. those         C. these      D. some
   8. A. in our days   B. in these times      C. nowadays      D. now and again
   9. A. round      B. over            C. through      D. into
   10. A. have      B. use            C. the         D. spend
   11. A. would      B. to            C. had         D. might
   12. A. at      B. for            C. take         D. all
   13. A. keep      B. line            C. show      D. set
   14. A. cost of living   B. lifestyle         C. lifeline      D. livelihood
   15. A. pension   B. retirement         C. insurance      D. salary   
Part 3: Read the text and fill in each blank with ONE suitable word.
 Our classes take place for three hours every morning from Monday to Friday. The maximum class size is twelve (1) .................... the average is ten. We use modern methods of (2) ....................  and learning, and the school has a language laboratory, a video camera and recorders. You will only be successful in improving (3) .................... English, however, if you work hard and (4) .................. speaking English as much as you can. You will take a short (5) ................... in English as soon as you arrive. In this way, we can put you in a (6) .................... at the most suitable level.
         There are two classes at the Elementary level; one is for complete (7) ..................... and the other is for students who know only a little English, in both classes you will practise simple conversations. In the class (8) ..................... the intermediate level you will have a lot of practice in communication in real-life situation because we help you to use the English you have previously (9) ................... in your own country, You will also have the chance to improve your (10) ................... of English grammar and to build up your vocabulary...
IV. WRITING   (30 points)
Part 1: Rewrite each sentence so that it contains the word in capitals and so that the meaning stays the same.
   1. Why don't we go to the cinema tonight?               FILM
      Let's ...
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Part 2:  COMPOSITION  (You should spend about 30 minutes on this task.)
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SỞ GIÁO DỤC VÀ ĐÀO TẠO             KỲ THI CHỌN HỌC SINH GIỎI TỈNH 
     THỪA THIÊN - HUẾ        LỚP 12 THPT NĂM HỌC 2004 - 2005
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     ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨC          Môn:      TIẾNG ANH    -    (Vòng 2)
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HƯỚNG  DẪN  CHẤM

I.  LISTENING:          (20 points )
Part  1:    (10 points): one point for each correct answer
1. I    2. D     3. A      4. E        5.  H      6. B      7. C      8. F       9. G      10. K

Part  2:    (10 points): one point for each correct answer.
Situation   Problem   Action offered   Choice
1   broken zip on trousers      refund
2   salty soup   take it away
Choose something else   
3      Keep them or send them on?   send them on
4   watch has stopped      new battery
5      repair and repaint it today   accepts offer

III. VOCABULARY & GRAMMAR:          (25 points )
Part 1.         (10 points)

Q #   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10
Key   D   C   A   D   B   C   B   A   C   A

Part 2.       (10 points) one point for each correct answer
1.  exclusively       2.  comparative        3.  determined        4.  collectors       5.  national
6.  Deciding          7.  observers             8.  fascinating        9.  usually          10.  officially
Part 3          (5 points) one point for each correct answer
1. All students, except foreigners, must pay their fees to the university bursar.
2. Swimming is a sport I would recommend to any healthy person.
3. Addressing a large audience in the provincial capital yesterday, the president said that the new education programme was essential.
4. Talks have begun between the representatives of the provincial assemblies to plan a railway linking the provincial capitals.
5. The advertisement said that an expanding company wished to employ a secretary with good shorthand and typing speeds at their head office.

IV. READING   (25 points)   
Part 1.    (15 points) one point for each correct answer
Q #   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15
Key   C   A   D   C   B   D   B   C   A   D   A   D   C   B   A

Part 2.                 (10 points)   one point for each correct answer
1. and         3. your         5. test      7. beginners      9. learnt
2. teaching      4. practise      6. class      8. at         10. knowledge
                                    
V. WRITING:   (30 points)

Part 1.                 (10 points) one point for each correct sentence
     1. let's go to see/ and see a film.
     2. Going to the theatre is something I really enjoy doing.
     3. People in/ from the States are usually quite self-confident.
4.  John is still in hospital receiving treatment.
5. Children don't go to school on Saturday.
6. Andrew blamed me for the mistake.
7. It did not stop raining all evening.
8. On his arrival at the party everyone was chatting and eating.
9. While they were eating dinner, they discussed the problem.
10. Dogs are more loyal than cats.            
   
Part 2.                 (20 points)
    The marks of the essay :  20
    (Markers are requested to use the Marking Scheme for writing tasks)
      
Total marks :  100


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Trường Hai Bà Trưng

ĐỀ CHỌN HỌC SINH GIỎI TỈNH
LỚP 12 THPT NĂM HỌC 2006-2007
Môn:   Tiếng Anh

SECTION 1: VOCABULARY AND GRAMMAR   (42 points)
Part 1: Choose one of the word or phrase marked A, B, C, or D which best completes the sentence. Circle the correct answer
1.   In the hotel lobby the detective caught -------- of the man he had been hired to follow.
A. glance      B. view   C. vision      D. sight 
2. Most people prefer flying ------------- going by the sea because it’s too much faster.
A. from      B. than      C. to          D. over 
3. ‘Go on, finish the desert. It needs -------- up because it won’t stay fresh until tomorrow.
A. eat         B. eating   C. to eat      D. eaten
4. Before he left on his trip to America, the young man promised his parents he ------- to them regularly
A. is writing      B. will write   C. should write   D. would write
5. Andrew couldn’t ------------ himself laughing at the expression on Maggie’s face
A. help         B. stop      C. escape      D. avoid   
6. The artist has been ----------- to criticism.
A. tender      B. conscious   C. aware      D. sensitive   
7. They searched for the number in the telephone -----------.
A. catalogue      B. index   C. directory      D. register   
8. When they could put ---------- the noise no longer, they banged on their neighbour’s door.
A. back      B. in for   C. off         D. up with    
9. A person of -------- age may suffer from defects of vision.
A. every      B. some   C. certain      D. any      
10. ---------  have settled, one of their first concerns has been to locate an adequate water supply.
A. Wherever people         B. There are people who
C. whether people         D. People   
      

Part 2: Use the word in capitals at the end of each line to form a word that fits in the space in the same line. There is an example at the beginning (0).

IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO LEARN
My attempt to teach myself Spanish has been …unsuccessful……(0)   SUCCESS
so far and I am wondering whether I am simply …………….(1)      ABLE
to learn foreign languages at my age. I am not …………….(2)      PATIENCE
and neither am I  ………… (3), so why have I found it almost       INTELLIGENCE
…………….. (4) to learn more than just the basics of Spanish after      POSSIBLE
nearly six months of study? My vocabulary is ……….. (5)   beyond      ADEQUATE
very basic expressions and my grammar is …………. (6) to say the      SATISFY
least. It is not only that my Spanish is …………. (7) but I suspect      CORRECT
I sound very …………. (8), too. Recently, I met a Cuban tourist       POLITE
in a café and …………..(9), I must have said something         FORTUNE
…………… (10) because she looked very offended and got up       APPROPRIATE
and sat at another table.

Your answers:
1. …………………   2. ………………..    3. …………………    4. ……………………
5. ………………...   6. ………………..   7. …………………   8. ……………………
9. ………………...   10. ………………

Part 3: (13 points)
Read the following letter and fill the spaces with a verb and a suitable tense
Dear Francesca,
We (0) …are having…. a wonderful time here in York. We (1)………… here for three days now and we (2) …………. to stay for the rest of the week because we (3)…………….. ourselves so much. We (4)…………… the Cathedral and the Castle Museum and this morning we (5) …………. around the little-old fashioned streets, looking at the shops and cafés. I’m writing this while we stop for a cold drink before lunch. We (6) ………….. much money yet but we’ll get some souvenirs before we leave. Besides the sightseeing, we (7) ……………………… some exercise. The countryside around York is lovely and we (8) …………………. some lovely long walks. Fortunately, the weather (9) ……………. very good so far. People (10) ……………. It can be very cold and it often (11) ………… for days! As this is the first time I (12) ……….. to England. I (13) …………. I’m just lucky.
See you soon,
Roberta

Your answers:
1. …………………   2. ………………..    3. …………………    4. ……………………
5. ………………...   6. ………………..   7. …………………   8. ……………………
9. ………………...   10. ………………   11.  ………………..    12. ………………….
13. ………………...   


Part 4 :   (9 points)
Rewrite the sentences replacing the underlined verbs with the correct form of one of the verbs in the box. One example has been done for you.
carry on            find out           go in for                         look back on                 own up
Put up with        set off              stand up for                   think over                      turn down
Example:   (0)   I’m sure we’ll all remember this holiday with great pleasure.
               ……we’ll all look back on this holiday.........
1.   The fireworks must be stored safely in order to avoid exploding them accidentally.
             …………………………………………………………………………………….
2.   I didn’t  expect to win the competition. I only entered it for a joke.
…………………………………………………………………………………….
3.   Unless you confess, we shall all be punished.
     ………………………………………………………………………………………….
4.   Before you accept this offer, please consider it very carefully.
…………………………………………………………………………………………..
5.   We can’t continue if you don’t co-operate.
…………………………………………………………………………………………..
6.   When the critics attacked her work, she defended it vigorously.
…………………………………………………………………………………………..
7.   He was offered a new job but he refused it because he didn’t want to move house.
………………………………………………………………………………………….
8.   We moved house because we couldn’t bear the noise from the motorway any longer.
………………………………………………………………………………………….
9.   He had to leave when his boss discovered what he had been doing.
………………………………………………………………………………………….


SECTION 2: READING
Part 1: Choose the best options to complete the following passage. Write your answer in the space provided. (0) has been done as an example.

It is the nature of athletic records that they are broken and their place is taken by (0) others.
Yet many in sports (1)………………., there is a mark which is not (2)……….. in itself, but
which becomes a legend as athletes (3)………… to  break it. The most (4)…………. of these is the attempt to run a mile in (5)…………. than four minutes.
In 1945, the mile record was (6) ………….. to four minutes, 1.5 seconds. And there, for nine years, it stuck. Then, in 1954, a medical student (7)………….. Roger Bannister decided to try and break the record. He had been (8) ……….. for this day since running the mile in 4 minutes, 2 seconds the (9)…………….year.
Two other runners set the pace for him and (10) ………… 250 yards to go he burst ahead for the  finish. He wrote (11)…………..: ‘ My body had exhausted all its energy, but it (12)………… on running the same…. Those (13)…………. few seconds seemed never-ending. I could see the line of the fishing tape…like a man making a desperate attempt to save himself from danger...’
Bannister’s time was three minutes, 59.4 seconds. (14) …………. This record has been broken on many (15)………. since, Bannister’s achievement will never be forgotten.
Example: (0) A others      B other      C one other   D another
1.   A. happenings   B. events      C. games   D. matches
2.   A. central      B. major      C. significant   D. considerable
3.   A. try      B. try on      C try out   D try for
4.   A. known      B. public      C noticeable   D famous
5.   A. smaller      B. less         C lower   D under
6.   A. broken down   B. lessened      C decreased    D brought down
7.   A. entitled      B. called      C nicknamed   D known
8.   A. trying      B. studying      C running   D training
9.   A. early      B. previous      C past      D. former
10. A. on       B. in         C with       D after
11. A. afterwards   B. then         C next      D first
12. A went      B. continue      C ran      D got
13. A large      B. late         C latest   D later
14. A But      B. In spite of      C However   D Although
15. A times      B. opportunities   C occasions   D incidents


 Part 2: (11 points)
The reading passage below has six paragraphs A-F. Choose the correct heading for each paragraph from the list of headings below. Write the correct number i-ix.
                  List of Headings
i.   Indecision about a name
ii.   Current problems with distribution
iii.   Uncertainty about financial advantages
iv.   The contrasts of cinema today
v.   The history of cinema
vi.   Integrating other events into cinema
vii.   The plans for the future of films
viii.   An unexpected advantage
ix.   Too true to life?

16. Paragraph A   17. Paragraph B    18. Paragraph C   
19. Paragraph D   20. Paragraph E    21. Paragraph F

The end of the silver screen?
Cinema technology has remained much the same for a century, so when will it go digital? Kelvin Hilton views the projections.
A   Cinema is full of contradictions. It is high- tech and old- fashioned at the same time. Today’s films are full of digital sound and computer- generated special effects. Yet they are still stored on celluloid film, the basis of which is more than 100 years old. They are also displayed with projectors and screens that seem to belong to our great- grandparents’ generation.
B   Now that we are in the second century of cinema, there are moves to bring the medium right up to date. This will involve revolutionising not just how films are made but also how they are distributed and presented. The aim is not only to produce and prepare films digitally, but to be able to send them to movie theatres by digital, electronic means. High- resolution digital  projectors would then show the film. Supporters say this will make considerable savings at all stages of this chain, particularly for distribution.
C   With such a major technological revolution on the horizon, it seems strange that the industry is still not sure what to call itself. This may appear a minor point, but the choices, ‘digital’ cinema and ‘electronic’ cinema (e- cinema), suggest different approaches to, and aspects of, the business. Digital cinema refers to the physical capture of images; e-cinema covers the whole chain, from production through post- production (editing, addition of special effects and construction of soundtrack) to distribution and projection.
D   And what about the effects of the new medium? The main selling point of digital cinema is the high resolution and sharpness of the final image. But those who support the old- fashioned approach to film point to the celluloid medium’s quality of warmth. A recurring criticism of video is that it may be too good: uncomfortably real, rather like looking through an open window. In 1989, the director of the first full- length American digital high-definition movie admitted that the picture had a ‘stark, strange reality to it’.
E    Even the money–saving aspect of e-cinema is doubted. One expert says that exciting cinema will have to show the new material and not all of them will readily or rapidly furnish themselves with the right equipment. ‘E-cinema is seen as a way of saving money, because print costs a lot,’ he says. ‘But for that to work, cinemas have to be showing the films because cinemas are the engine that drives the film industry.’
F   This view has prompted some pro-digital entrepreneurs to take a slightly different approach. HD Thames is looking at reinventing the existing cinema market, moving towards e-theatre, which would use digital video and projection to present plays, musicals and some sporting events to the public. This is not that different from the large-screen TV system that was set up in New York in 1930 and John Logie Baird’s experiments with TV in the late 1920s and early 30s.

Questions 22-26
Complete the summary below using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS from the passage
There are big changes ahead for cinema if digital production takes place and the industry no longer uses (22)……………………. and gets rid of the old-fashioned (23)……………….
and used to show movies. The main advantage is likely to be that the final image will be clearer. However, some people argue that the digital picture will lack (24)………………..
In addition, digital production will only reduce costs if cinemas are willing to buy new (25)………………..As a result, experiments with what is called (26) ‘………………..’ may mark a change in the whole entertainment industry.


SECTION 3: WRITING
PART 1: Error Correction
In most lines of the following text, there is one word which is either grammatically incorrect or does not fit in with the sense of the text. Find this wrong word and then write in the space given. Some lines are correct. Indicate these lines with a tick (√). Two examples are given (0) and (00).
Example:    0: being
      00:   √
0   Midsummer, the celebration of the turning of the sun, has been being the
00         highlight of the northern summer for centuries- an event full of symbolism,
1   customs, magic and superstitions. In Finland, Midsummer night is so short
2   as that evening duck flows into morning dawn almost unnoticed. Even in
3   southern Finland, midnight is the best described as strong twilight.
4   Midsummer night was, the most of all, the cerebration of greenery and
5   fruit. Nature is in a full bloom then and the day is never-ending. It was
6   customary throughout Finland to bring branches and greenery to indoors on
7   Midsummer Eve. Houses were so thoroughly cleaned and decorated with
8   birch branches and flower garlands. This ‘indoor forest’ was complete when
9   leaves on the scrubbed floor gave out a fresh forest aroma. Midsummer is
10   still the Finns’ most important summer cerebration. They gather together
11   around the bonfire to make dance, play and be with family and friends
12   themselves. In some areas Midsummer poles decorated with flowers garlands
13   and leaves are erected for the festivities. Although some of the old ceremonies
14   are now performed only for fun, Midsummer night, as bathed in the strange
15   white light of the North, is still mysterious.



Part 2: Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it is as similar as possible in meaning to the sentence printed before it.
1.   Our hotel booking hasn’t been confirmed.
We haven’t received ____________________________________________
2.   The salesman told me that my new car would be delivered next Wednesday.
According ____________________________________________________
3.   The Yeti has very rarely been seen at this attitude.
There have ____________________________________________________
4.   It is not certain that Jones will get the job.
It is open ______________________________________________________
5.   Everyone started complaining the moment the announcement was made.
No sooner _____________________________________________________
6.   As I get older, I want to travel less.
The older _____________________________________________________
7.   A house in that district will cost you at least $ 100,000.
You won’t be able ______________________________________________
8.   Alan worked too hard at the office, and this led to his illness.
Alan’s illness __________________________________________________

Part 3: For each of the sentences below, write new sentence as similar as possible in meaning to the original sentence, but using the word given. This word must not be altered in any way.
1.   Mr. Watson managed to repair the garage roof only because his neighbour helped him.
without
___________________________________________________________________
2.   Nobody is infallible.
mistakes
___________________________________________________________________
3.   The last Olympic Games were held in Seoul.
took
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4.   He talked about nothing except the weather.
sole
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5.   In the end, I felt I had been right to leave the club.
regrets
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6.   It is stupid of you to refuse Richard’s offer of a loan.
idiot
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7.   The company has decided to replace this model.
intention
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8.   In the next few years we’ll probably hear a lot more about the environment pollution.
likely
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9.   Paula said I had caused the accident.
blamed



ĐÁP ÁN

 SECTION 1: VOCABULARY AND GRAMMAR (42 points)

Part 1. (10 points)

Q #   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10
Key   D   B   B   D   B   D   C   D   C   A

Part 2: (10 points)
1. unable      2. patient   3. intelligent   4. impossible      5.  inadequate   
6. unsatisfactory   7. incorrect   8. impolite   9. unfortunately
10.inappropriate

Part 3: (13 points)

1. have been                  2. want/are planning/plan/ have decided
3. are enjoying/have been enjoying         4. have visited   
5. have been wandering/have been walking      6. haven’t spent
7. have taken/ have been taking/ have been getting/ have been doing
8. have had                  9. has been
10. say                     11. rains
12. have been / have come            13. guess/ suppose

Part 4: ( 9 points):
1.setting them off      2. went in for      3. own up
4. think it over         5. carry on      6. stood up for
7. turned it down      8. put up with      9. found out

SECTION 2:  READING (26 points):
Part 1. (15 points)

Q #   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15
Key   B   C   A   B   B   A   B   D   B   B   A   A   A   D   C

Part 2: (11 points)

16. iv      17.vii      18. i      19. ix      20. iii      21. vi
22. celluloid(film)      23. projectors, screens   24. warmth
25. equipment         26. e-theatre

SECTION 3:   WRITING (32 points)

Part 1: (15 points)

Q #   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15
Key   √   as   the   the   a   to   so   √   √   √   make   themselves   √   as   √

Part 2: (8 points)

1.   We haven’t received confirmation about our booking.
2.   According to the salesman my new car would be delivered next Wednesday.
3.   There have been very few sightings of the Yeti having been seen at this attitude.
4.   It is open to doubt whether Jones will get the job.
5.   No sooner had the announcement been made than everyone started complaining.
6.   The older I get, the less I want to travel.
7.   You won’t be able to get a house in that district for under $ 100.000.
8.   Alan’s illness was caused by his working hard at the office.

Part 3 (9 points)

1.   Without his neighbour’s help, he wouldn’t have managed to repair the garage roof.
2.   Everybody can make mistakes.
3.   The last Olympic Games took place in Seoul.
4.   The sole subject of his conversation was the weather.
5.   In the end, I had no regrets about having left the club.
6.   You are an idiot to refuse Richard’s offer of a loan.
7.   The company has had an intention to replace this model.
8.   In the next few years, we are likely to hear a lot more about the environmental pollution.
9.   Paula blamed me for causing/having caused the accident.


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