Đề thi học sinh giỏi tỉnh Hà Tĩnh môn Tiếng Anh lớp 11 năm học 2010 - 2011

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SỞ GIÁO DỤC VÀ ĐÀO TẠO
HÀ TĨNH


(Đề thi chính thức)
KỲ THI CHỌN HỌC SINH GIỎI CẤP TỈNH
NĂM HỌC 2010 – 2011


Môn thi: TIẾNG ANH - Lớp: 11
Thời gian làm bài: 150 phút

A. LEXICO – GRAMMAR

I. Choose the best option A, B, C or D to complete the following questions.

1. According to the …………………… of the contract, tenants must give six months notice if they intend to leave.
A. laws              B. rules             C. terms             D. details

2. Please accept our …………………….. congratulations!
A. finest              B. warmest            C. dearest              D. deepest

3. It is difficult for museums to find funds to protect the nation's …………………
A. inheritance          B. heritage             C. possessions           D. legacy

4. A part-time job gives me the freedom to ………………. my own interests.
A. pursue            B. chase          C. seek          D. catch

5. In his first game for Newcastle, Keegan ………………. a goal after 58 minutes.
A. scored             B. won            C. earned           D. gained

6. ………………….. to China, if you had the chance?
A. Do you go            B. You go           C. Had you gone            D. Would you go

7. It ………………. a lot of patience to be a nurse.
A. uses            B. takes          C. spends         D. costs

8. She had to pass all her exams or ________ she would have no holiday.
A. instead            B. else            C. therefore          D. though

9. " How's Karen today?" "She is feeling …………………….. she was yesterday."
A. better slightly than             B. slight better than           C. slightly better than            D. slightly better

10. "Is Tom a good worker?" "He …………………….. what he starts."
A. never almost finishes                      B. finishes almost ever
C. almost never finishes                     D. finishes never almost

II. In most lines of the text, there is an extra word. Write the extra word or put a tick () in the gap if a line is correct. (0) and (00) have been done as examples.

There were eight of us in my family. We lived by in a very small house. It was always untidy because we left our toys lying down around. At first, our parents picked our things up of for us. But eventually they decided not to put up with our untidiness any longer. They worked up out an original way to make it tidier. They placed one big box by on the front door for all the things that we dropped by on our way into the house from the garden. Each of us had our own personal box indoors, too. So, when anyone tidied the house, they could put with things into boxes instead of taking them upstairs. Our parents made us to pay a fine if we didn't pick up our things. We hated this punishment more than being told it off. We didn't get much pocket money and didn't want to waste it up on fines. So we sat down and worked out a schedule for tidying the house. We took off turns cleaning and made out sure the house was tidy when our parents came home. We have all grown it up and left home now but we agree that our parents definitely had the right idea. 

0.………by……. 
00.…..………..
1.………………
2.………………
3.………………
4.………………
5.………………
6.………………
7.………………
8.………………
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15.………………

III. Write the correct FORM of each bracketed word in the numbered spaces . (0) has been done as an example.

JOB INTERVIEWS

Interviews are an (0. PERFECT) method of choosing the best people. imperfect for jobs, yet human (1. BE) like to examine each other in this way. One of the many problems of (2. SELECT) as it is commonly practised is that the forms filled in by (3. APPLY) often fail to show people as they really are. This means that you can follow all the best (4. ADVISE) when completing your form and still find that you are (5. SUCCESS)  at the next stage - the interview. (6. SIMILAR) in the rare cases where interviews are automatic, a candidate with an (7. ADEQUATE) form may do surprisingly well.

Of course, your form needs to show that you have (8. CONFIDENT) in your (9. ABLE) to do the job, but don't try to turn yourself into someone else - a person you have to pretend to be at the interview. Realism and
(10. HONEST) are definitely the best approach. 

0. imperfect
1.………………
2.………………
3.………………
4.………………
5.………………
6.………………
7.………………
8.………………
9.………………
10.………………

IV. Supply the correct form of the VERBS in block capitals in brackets to complete the passage.

My friends Paul and Ellen (1. RETURN, just) ………… from their honeymoon in Europe. Before they (2. LEAVE) ……….. New York, I (3. GIVE) ………. them my brother’s address in Switzerland in the hope that they (4. VISIT) ……… him and his family.

When I (5. GO) ……… to call on the newly-weds last Tuesday night, they told me how much they (6. ENJOY) ……… travelling around Europe and that we (7. LOOK, soon) …..….. at the colour slides they (8. TAKE) ………. They also gave me greetings from my brother and assured me that it (9. BE) …………a great pleasure for them (10. MEET) ……. my relatives.

B. READING COMPREHENSION

I. Read the text below and decide which answer A, B, C, or D best fits each space.

Margarine

Napoleon III of France was (0).A……. for the invention of the butter substitute known as margarine. He was looking for a cheap (1) ……… to butter for the poorer people of society, and for his army and navy. So he (2) ............... up a prize competition to see who would (3) ............... up with the best solution.

There was only one (4) ................. into this competition, from a man called Meges Mouries. He had (5) ................ over two years experimenting, and finally found an acceptable butter substitute made from milk and various animal fats. It tasted quite pleasant, and spread well on bread, but it was (6) ............. white. (7) ………its colour, Meges¬ Mouries’ invention was awarded the prize. Yellow colouring was added to it at a (8) ............. date.

Margarine soon went into mass (9) ............... and was exported all over the world. In Britain it was called 'Butterine', until protests from farmers (10) ............. to that name being made illegal. Farmers in America were not happy (11) ………....the new arrival on the market either. They (12) …….....to the yellow colouring, saying that it made it resemble butter so (13)……….. that it could deceive consumers.

In effect, Napoleon III's competition is still going on. The ultimate (14) ........... of every margarine manufacturer is to produce a product that is (15) ………… to distinguish from butter. And they keep trying.

0.             A responsible                         B original                      C fundamental                    D vital
1.             A option                                    B replacement            C alternative                         D choice
2.             A set                                          B took                           C gave                                   D put
3.             A make                                     B bring                          C go                                       D come
4.             A competitor                            B player                        C attempt                              D entry
5.             A used                                      B spent                         C tried                                    D made
6.             A clear                                      B pure                           C true                                     D perfect
7.             A Despite                                 B Although                   C However                            D Nevertheless
8.             A further                                    B longer                       C later                                    D farther
9.             A production                            B creation                    C industry                              D construction
10.           A changed                               B ended                       C brought                               D led
11.           A over                                       B about                         C at                                         D for
12.           A protested                             B objected                    C disagreed                          D argued
13.           A justly                                     B nearly                         C rightly                                  D closely
14.           A end                                       B score                          C goal                                     D finish
15.           A impractical                          B unable                        C impossible                        D incapable

II. Read the following passage and answer the questions by choosing one answer A, B, C or D only.

Long-haul flights have just got longer, with a non-stop flight from Singapore to New York now in operation. But 18 hours in the air creates its own challenges. A lot of preparation goes into the ultra long-haul flight. The air craft is specifically designed for the journey with more space and extensive entertainment services. The flight crews are also specially trained.

The seasoned traveler is also more aware of the health risks associated with a flight that covers as much as 16.600 km (10.310 miles) in distance. Exposure to lower oxygen levels for up to 18, maybe 20, hours is abnormal for the human body. With deep vein thrombosis (DVT) the problem really starts occurring after 12 hours (in-flight). This could lead to an increase in heart attack.

Doctors believe that prevention is better than cure when it comes to in-flight health. Passengers on ultra long-range flights need to be provided with flight socks and, if necessary, tablets for thinning the blood. It is not just the health and vitality of the passenger that is at stake on a flight of this length, but also that of the flight crew. “They give us training on fatigue management and how to adjust to the local time in New York and to exercise, as well as take care of our diet and eat lightly in-flight,” says Linda Wu, a stewardess on Singapore Airlines.

However, passengers are trading in health concerns for convenience. An extra-long flight means passengers do not need to break up their journey and change planes. “They like to board once, de-plane once. It is saving time,” says James Williams from Singapore Airlines. “From Los Angeles to Singapore, passengers are saving two and a half hours. And to New York passengers are saving up to four hours in flying time.”

Thai Airways is also launching a non-stop service to New York from Bangkok next June to compete with Singapore Airlines. It is planning a similar service to Chicago, Cathay Pacific, Continental, Qantas and Emirates Airlines also offer flights that are more than 14 hours in duration. However, there is still a question of whether longer non-stop flight will become popular.

“They will certainly have a role in the future of aviation, there is no doubt about it. People will prefer to fly non-stop if it is available,” says Chris Johnson, an airline analyst. “But we are reaching the limits. These markets are at the very margin of aviation. Most airlines still fly in the eight to 12-hour sector. This is still where the biggest volume in traffic is.”

Avery believes that geography will determine the demand for the ultra long-haul flight and that worldwide appeal for this type of flight is unlikely. “Asia is where the demand is for the ultra long-haul flight. They are connecting Asian cities to the U.S. East Coast, which is the big market,” he explains. “The routes that connect most places that European business travelers go do not need a capacity and endurance to fly 18 hours – this is the same for U.S. carriers.”

1. Why are longer flights potentially harmful to passengers and crew?
A. Because there isn’t as much oxygen in the air.
B. People will get bored more easily.
C. Long periods of inactivity will damage their bones.

2. What are flight socks?
A. Special socks to keep the plane free of harmful bacteria
B. One of the preventive measures planned by airlines
C. Socks that stop your blood getting too thin

3. Which of the following methods of countering the health problems caused by long flight is NOT mentioned?
A. How best to cope with jet lag
B. Advice on food consumption during a flight
C. Advice on drinking alcohol

4. What are the advantages of longer flights?
A. There are less problems with jet lag.
B. Passengers save time.
C. Passengers get a good break between flights.

5. Where is the market for longer flights expected to develop?
A. Between Europe and America
B. Between Asia and America
C. Between Asia and Europe

6. What is closest in meaning to “long-haul flight”?
A. A flight that is non-stop
B. A flight that lasts longer than 12 hours
C. A flight that covers a significant distance

7. What opinion on the perspective of extra-long flights does the author most likely support?
A. A great demand for extra-long flights will be developed.
B. Geographical factor will affect the need for extra-long flights.
C. Extra-long flights will lose its attraction very soon.

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