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MÔN: TIẾNG ANH LỚP 10
THỜI GIAN: 180 PHÚT
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I. PHONOLOGY ( 1pt)
Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently.
1. A. one
B. worry
C. alone
D. love
2. A. particular
B. nature
C. frightening
D. important
3. A. mischief
B. relief

C. belief
D. chief
4. A. garage
B. manage
C. shortage
D. postage
5. A. possessed
B. opposed
C. pleased
D. closed
Choose the word whose stress pattern is different from that of the others .
6. A. effort
B. success
C. courage
D. gesture
7. A. experience
B. typical
C. continue
D. promotion
8. A. humane
B. unite
C. colleague
D. canteen
9. A. consideration
B. demonstration C. environmental D. responsibility
10.A. relativity
B. environment
C. simplicity
D. evaporate
II. VOCABULARY AND STRUCTURE (3pts)
Choose the best answer
11. Children ____________ to the zoo.
A. were enjoyed taken
B. enjoyed being taken
C. were enjoyed taking
D. enjoyed
taking
12. ________ Columbus was one of _____ first people to cross _________ Atlantic.
A. __ / the/ the
B. The / the / the

C. _____ / the / an D. ___ / the / _____
13. I’d rather go to the football field ______ being at home today.
A. instead of
B. because of
C. in spite of
D. due to
14. Teachers and students are invited to _________ the farewell party this Saturday.
A. participate
B. connect
C. associate
D. attend
15.Several of my friends are ________ reporters.
A. newspaper
B. newspapers
C. newspaper’s
D. newspapers’
16. The plants need _______ before noon.
A. watering
B. to water
C. be watered
D. being watered
17.The new manager is ______ easy-going. He is always very serious about the work.
A. by no means
B. by means of
C. by all means
D. in the mean time
18. - Daisy: “What a lovely house you have!” - Mary: “______.”
A. Lovely, I think so
B. Thank you. Hope you will drop in
C. Of course not, it’s not costly
D. No problem
19. __________ did you see such a good advertisement?
A. In which issue of which newspaper
B. In which newspaper of which issue
C. In which issue newspaper
D. What is the issue of which newspaper
20. In 1997, _____ the noise and pollution of the city, best selling author Will Smith moved out to
Chersey.
A. tiring with
B. tire about
C. being tired from D. tired of
21.Jane likes watching films, but she is not _________ keen on any kind.
A. specially
B. certainly
C. largely
D. particularly
22.Many habitats change ________ the types of plants and animals that live there.
A. with respect to
B. in respect for
C. as for
D. as against
23. I can’t find my umbrella. Perhaps I have ______ it on bus.
A. forgotten
B. put
C. placed
D. left


24. Our company often _______ special leave to employees with newborn babies and small
children.
A. retrieves
B. grants
C. donates
D. requires
25. You can get a much better __________ for a new town if you explore it on foot.
A. way
B. understanding
C. knowledge
D. feel
26. All my friends have big new cars. I’m becoming ________ of my old Mini.
A. embarrassed
B. guilty
C. ashamed
D. upset
27. She may still have a few fans in the world, but she is definitely past her ________.
A. famine
B. ability
C. prime
D. fortune
28. The school required that every student ___________ before September 1st
A. register
B. registered
C. registers
D. was register
29. Every man and a woman _____ the right to vote.
A. have
B. has
C. are
D. is
30.There are several means of mass communication. The newspaper is one, television is ________
A. other
B. the other
C. another
D. others
31. Her guest apologized for causing her so much ________
A. problem
B. complication
C. trouble
D. damage
32. His parents have always wanted Philip to set a good ____ to his younger brothers both at school
and at home.
A. form
B. model
C. pattern
D. guidance
33. You need more exercise - you should ______ jogging.
A. try on
B. hold up
C. carry out
D. take up
34. It’s high time you ___________to look after yourself.
A. learned
B. had learned
C. are learning
D. would learn
35. The people in my class, ________ are very friendly.
A. most of international students
C. the most international students
B. almost international students
D. mostly international students
36. About 20 percent of U.S electricity currently _________ nuclear power plants.
A. come from
B. coming to
C. comes from
D. came from
37. The salary of a bus driver is much higher ______.
A. as that of a teacher
B. than that of a teacher
C. for a teacher
D. to compare with a teacher
38. We couldn’t afford that house because it ________.
A. was over my head
B. paid through the nose
C. cost an arm and a leg
D. blew my own trumpet
39. When you cross the street, be careful and be on the alert for the bus.
A. look for
B. watch out for
C. search for
D. watch for
40.We bought some _______.
A. German lovely old glasses
B. German old lovely glasses
C. lovely old German glasses
D. old lovely German glasses
III. Complete each sentence with a suitable particle or preposition (1pt)
41. They set …………….for Paris at midnight.
42. I’m faithful………………. my principle.
43. They decided to name the new baby boy ……………… Grandpa.
44. Let’s check our hotel room……………. before we pay for it.
45. The police arrived immediately after the call and caught the burglar …………… the spot.
46. According to a recent survey, most people are………….good terms with their neighbors.
47. Put ……………. the cigarette, please. I don’t like the smell of your tobacco.
48. They came …………… with another good idea for raising money for the hungry.
49. Cross …………………my name because I won’t be able to attend.
50. Jason always gets…………..with cheating in his math tests.


IV. There are ten mistakes in the following passage. Find and correct them. (1pt)
My friends Paul and Ellen have just return from their honeymoon in Europe. Before they had left
New York, I had given them my brother’s address in Switzerland in the hope that they will visit him
and his family.
When I went to call on the newly-weds last Tuesday night, they told how many they had enjoyed
traveling around Europe and that we soon would look at the color slides they had taken. They also
gave me greetings from my brother and assured me that it had been a great pleasure for them
meeting my relatives.
The slide show started with pictures the couple had snapped on the boat. Then came view of
Paris, Chartres and Loire. Since Paul had mentioned earlier in the evening that the weather had
turned very murky as soon as they got to Switzerland, I hardly expected seeing any pictures of that
country. How surprising and pleased I was when I saw my brother and sister-in-law appeared on the
screen with their new house in the background. They certainly looked very well and didn’t seem to
change at all in the two years that I haven’t seen them.
Answers: Example:
0.
return

returned
Mistakes
Correction
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52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60

V. Choose from the phrases/sentences (in the box) the one which best fits each gap in the
passage. There are phrases/sentences you do not need to use. Write your answer in the box
provided.(0.7pt)
A be an important educational influence
F go into much more detail
B concentrates all the way through
G reach a much wilder audience
C if their particular interest isn’t featured
H find the item they want
D still make sense
I then a reporter summing everything up
E they can hardly remember what they’ve seen
J struggle to do the impossible
THE PROBLEMS OF TELEVISION NEWS
The trouble with television news bulletins is that not only will they never please all the people all
the time, they’ll probably annoy most of the people a lot of time. In only half an hour, they cover the
globe and (61) ____________.
All the words in one television bulletin would fit onto just the front page of one large newspaper.
Yet viewers expect to see as much as there is in a whole newspaper. No one reads a newspaper from
cover to cover: Readers can flick through and (62) ____________. On television, they have to sit
through all the stories they don’t want and may be disappointed (63) ____________.


The typical news story contains a twenty-second introduction from the presenter, two twenty –
second quotes from key people, forty seconds of commentary over pictures, and (64)____________.
How much can you cram into that tight format and (65)____________? Television is the hardest,
most demanding kind of journalism there is.
Some viewers complain that bulletins should be longer and (66)____________. However, it appears
that a mass audience will not watch for more than half an hour. And how much of the news do
people really take in anyway? I doubt if anyone ever watches the news from start to finish, and
(67)____________. There is no right answer, no perfect bulletin. Large numbers of viewers will
always complain.
VI. Give the correct forms of the words given in parentheses to complete the sentences (1.3pts)
68. Not all _________________ are in full-time employment. (TRANSLATE)
69.The advantage of living in the country is that the air is _____ (POLLUTE)
70. The twentieth century began with a challenge to the ______________ that human knowledge
was approaching completion. ( ASSUME)
71. Everything about the festival highlights the theme of _____________(PARTNER)
72. She was extremely ___________ about the history of Vietnam.
(KNOWLEDGE)
73. No date has yet been set for the ________of applications. (SUBMIT)
74. The athletes take part in the Olympic Games in the true spirit of .............................. (SPORT).
75................................ has caused many so-called man-made disasters. ( FOREST)
76. A few jokes can _____________up a lecture. ( LIFE)
77. I had only a day to visit all the tourist ________
(ATTRACT).
78. . I’ve never met such a strong man. His energy seems ________. (EXHAUST)
79.Tim’s gained so much weight because he can’t stop ________ ( EAT)
80. Some people claim to be able to _________ the fortune.
(TELL)
VII. Fill in each blank with one suitable word to complete this passage. (2 pts)
In a village on the east coast of Scotland, people were waiting anxiously for news. Two of their
fishing-boats (81) ________ been caught in the storm (82) ________ had blown up during the night.
In the cottages round the harbour people stood (83) ________ their door, (84) ________ worried to
talk.
The rest of the fishing fleet had (85) ________the harbour before dark, and the men from these
ships waited and watched with the wives and families of (86) ________ missing men. Some had
brought thick (87) ________ and some hot drinks, knowing that the men (88) ________ be cold and
tried. As dawn began to break over (89) ________ the east, a small point of light was (90)
________ in the darkness of the water and a few minutes later, there was a shout. Before long, the
two boats were turning in, past the lighthouse, to the inside of the harbour. The men were cold and
tired but they were all safe.
VIII. GUIDED CLOZE TEST (2pts)
Research is being (91)………. into the mysterious musical ability some people possess known as
perfect pitch. Musicians with this (92)……… are able to name and sing a (93)………without
reference to another and it is this that separates them from the majority who have (94)………
relative pitch. The research aims to find out whether this skill is the product of genetic(95)…….or
early exposure to music lessons, or as some researchers believe, a (96)……..of both. One research
team sought a link (97)……..perfect pitch and tone languages in order to explain the high number of
Asian speakers with perfect (98)……. .Speakers of Vietnamese and Mandarin were asked to (99)
………..words on different occasions and the results were then compared in terms of pitch. A


separate study found that the approach to teaching music in many Asian cultures emphasized
playing by(100)……….whereas the US method was based on the relative approach.
91 A. built
92 A. experience
93 A. note
94 A. single
95 A. tradition
96 A. combination
97 A. into
98 A. pitch
99 A. tell
100 A. hearing

B. made
B. talent
B. word
B. a
B. birth
B. result
B. with
B. note
B. recite
B. listening

C. conducted
C. knowledge
C. song
C. one
C. inheritance
C. blending
C. among
C. ability
C. read
C. ear

D. tried
D. competence
D. lyrics
D. only
D. heir
D. synthesis
D. between
D. voice
D. repeat
D. perception

IX. READING COMPREHENSION (2pts)
Read the passage and choose the best answer.

Line
5

10

15

20

25

You can usually tell when your friends are happy or angry by the looks on their faces
or by their actions. This is useful because reading their emotional expressions helps
you to know how to respond to them. Emotions have evolved to help us respond to
important situations and to convey our intentions to others. But does raising the
eyebrows and rounding the mouth say the same thing in Minneapolis as it does in
Madagascar? Much research on emotional expressions has centered on such questions.
According to Paul Ekman, the leading researcher in this area, people speak and
understand substantially the same “facial language”. Studies by Ekman’s group have
demonstrated that humans share a set of universal emotional expressions that testify to
the common biological heritage of the human species. Smiles, for example, signal
happiness and frowns indicate sadness on the faces of people in such far- flung places
as Argentina, Japan, Spain, Hungary, Poland , Sumatra ,the United States, Vietnam, the
jungles of New Guinea , and the Eskimo villages north of Artic Circle. Ekman and his
colleagues claim that people everywhere can recognize at least seven basic emotions:
sadness, fear, anger, disgust, contempt, happiness, and surprise. There are, however,
huge differences across cultures in both the context and intensity of emotional displays
– the so called display rules. In many Asian cultures, for example, children are taught
to control emotional responses – especially negative ones- while many American
children are encouraged to express their feelings more openly. Regardless of culture,
however, emotions usually show themselves, to some degree , in people’s behaviors.
From their first days of life, babies produce facial expressions that communicate their
feelings.
The ability to read facial expressions develops early, too. Very young children pay
close attention to facial expressions, and by age five, they nearly equal adults in their
skill at reading emotions on people’s faces. This evidence all points to a biological
underpinning for our abilities to express and interpret a basic set of human emotions.
Moreover, as Charles Darwin pointed out over a century ago, some emotional
expressions seem to appear across species boundaries. Cross - cultural psychologists
tell us that certain emotional responses carry different meanings in different cultures.
For example, what emotion do you suppose might be conveyed by sticking out your
tongue? For Americans, this might indicate disgust, while in China it can signify
surprise. Likewise, a grin on an American face may indicate joy, while on a Japanese


face it may just as easily mean embarrassment. Clearly, culture influences emotional
expressions.
101. According to the passage, we respond to others by ______________.
A. observing their looks
C. watching their actions
B. observing their emotional expressions
D. looking at their faces
102. Many studies on emotional expressions try to answer the question whether _____________.
A. different cultures have similar emotional expressions.
B. eyebrow raising means the same in Minneapolis and Madagascar.
C. raising the eyebrows has similar meaning to rounding the mouth.
D. rounding the mouth has the same meaning in Minneapolis and Madagascar.
103.The word “ evolved” in line 3 is closest in meaning to ______________.
A. reduced
B. increased
C. simplified
D. developed
104. Paul Ekman is mentioned in the passage as an example of ________________.
A. lacked many main ingredients
B. researchers on universal language
C. researchers who can speak and understand many languages
D. investigators on universal emotional expressions
104. Smiles and frowns ________________.
A. are universal expressions across cultures
B. do not convey the same emotions in various cultures
C. are not popular everywhere
D. have different meanings in different cultures
106. The biggest difference lies in ________________.
A. how long negative emotions are displayed
B. how intensive emotions are expressed
C. how emotional responses are controlled
D. how often positive emotions are shown
107. Unlike American children, Asian children are encouraged to ________________.
A. control their emotions
C. display their emotions openly
B. conceal their positive emotions
D. change their behaviour
108. Young children ________________.
A. spend a long time learning to read others’ emotions
B. are sensitive towards others’ emotions
C. make amazing progress in controlling their emotions
D. take time to control their facial expressions
109. The phrase “ this evidence” in line 24 refers to ________________.
A. the fact that children are good at recognizing others’ emotions
B. human facial expressions
C. a biological underpinning for humans to express emotions
D. the fact that children can control their feelings
110. The best title for the passage is ________________.
A. Cultural universals in emotional expressions
B. Ways to control emotional expressions
C. A review of research on emotional expressions
D. Human habit of displaying emotions
X.WRITING (6pts)
Rewrite each sentence, starting as shown, so that the meaning stays the same
111. Everyone knows that taking exercise is good for your health.
=> Taking exercise …………………………………………………………….
112. John was sorry to have made such a fuss at the party.
=> John regretted …………………………………………………………………………


113.I don’t really like her even though I admire her achievement.
=> Much as ………………………………………………………………………...…
114. I prefer staying in bed to getting up early at weekends.
=>I’d rather …………………………………………………………………………
115. It was the goalkeeper that saved the match for us.
=> Had it ……………………………………………………………………………….
116. The only way you can become a good athlete is by training hard every day.
=> Only by …………………………………………………………………………
117. Just after solving one problem, I was faced with another.
=> Hardly ………………………………………………………
118. It’s common knowledge that he has been in prison several times.
=> He is known …………………………………………………………………………………..
119. There has been a considerable fall in the value of these goods in the past week.
=> The value of these goods ……………………………………………………………
120. The final version of the plan was quite different from the initial draft
=> There was ….. ………………………………………………………
121. In this company it’s John who handles orders for new stock.
=> John is responsible ..............................................................................
122. I left without saying goodbye as I didn’t want to disturb the meeting.
=> Rather………………………………………………………………………
123. I wasn’t surprised to hear that you had passed the exam.
=> It came ……………………………………………………………………
124. His action was incomprehensible to his parents.
=> His parents were at ….. ………………………………………………………
125.You're under no obligation to accept their offer
=> You can……………………………………………………………………………
Rewrite the following sentences using exactly the words provided.
126. I’m sorry I have to leave so early” John said.
APOLOGIZED
=> ………………………………………………………..………………………...
127.What sort of weather did you have on holiday?
LIKE
=> What ……………………………………………………………………….…….....................
128. He got angry because we all disagreed with him.
TEMPER
=> He ………………………………………………………..because we all disagreed with him.
129.You can avoid tooth decay by brushing your teeth regularly.
PREVENT
=> Brushing …………………………………………………………….
130.He didn’t take any part in the conversation.
CONTRIBUTE
=> ………………………………………………………………………………….
131.If you don’t take care of those shoes, they won’t last for long.
LOOK
=> ………………………………………………………………………………….
132.Who’s going to supervise our section?
IN CHARGE
=> ………………………………………………………………………………….
133. My bank manager and I get on together very well.
TERMS
=> I am ………………………………………………………… my bank manager.
134. The job received over a hundred applications.
APPLIED
=> ………………………………………………………………………………………
135.This story of yours isn’t true!
UP
=> You have …………………………………………………………………………
136.I don’t agree with prohibiting smoking in bars.
FAVOR
=> ……………………………………………………………………………………


137. I was just about to leave the house when I heard the phone ring.
VERGE
=> …………………………………………………………………………..
138.I certainly won’t change my mind about resigning
QUESTION
=> ………………………………………………………………………………………
139. The best solution was thought of by Mary.
CAME
=> ………………………………………………………………………………………
140. Your attitude will have to change if you want to succeed.
LEAF
You have to ……………………………………………………………….if you want to succeed.
The end



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