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Đề thi học sinh giỏi môn Tiếng Anh lớp 8 Đề số 2

ĐỀ THI HỌC SINH GIỎI MÔN TIẾNG ANH LỚP 8
PART TWO: PHONETICS
I. Circle the letter A, B, C or D before the word in each group that has the
underlined part pronounced differently from the rest. (0,2 x 10 = 2pts)
1. A. promised
2. A. though

B. hoped

C. booked

B. ought

D. burned

C. thought

D. bought

3. A. hard


B. carry

C. card

D. yard

4. A. try

B. why

C. heavy

D. dry

5. A. cool

B. food

C. look

D. Flood

II. Choose the word whose main stress is placed differently from the others in each
group.0,2 x 10= 2pts)
1. A. realize

B. improve

C. possible

D. comfortable

2. A. important

B. especially

C. prefer

D. influence


3. A. general

B. opinion

C. abroad

D. surprise

4. A. comfort

B. nation

C. apply

D. moment

5. A. medical

B. advise

C. vegetables

D. physical

PART THREE: VOCABULARY AND GRAMMAR (0.2 X30 = 6.0 PTS)
I. Circle the best option A, B, C or D to complete the following sentences . (0,2 x 10 =
2pts)
1. The teacher told him ___________ up late.
A. to not stay

B. to stay not

C. to stay not

D. not to stay

2. My father is good at ____________ English.
A. speaking

B. spoken

C. speak

D. to speak

3. We are all ________ that you passed your English exam. Congratulation!
A. relieved

B. afraid

C. delighted

D. certain

4. “__________to come and have dinner with us?” “I’d love to but I’m very busy”.
A. would you mind

B. could you please


C. Would you like

D. Do you enjoy

5. I am very _____________ in the information you have given me.
A. concerned

B. interested

C. surprised

D. worried

6. Can you tell me where ______________ ?
A. she does

B. does she

C. she is

D. is she

7. You have to work ____________ for the coming exam.
A. hardly

B. more hardly

C. more hard

D. hard

8. I saw her _____________ the flowers in the garden.
A. watering

B. watered

C. be watered

D. is watering

9. They had their luggage ___________ by the porter.
A. carry

B. carrying

C. to carry

D. carried

10. She often spends her weekend ___________ through pleasant open countryside.
A. travel

B. traveling

C. to travel

D. to traveling

II. Use the words given in brackets to form a word that fits in the space.
( 0,2 x 10 =2pts)
1. This book has a lot of information. It’s very ____________________.

(use)

2. You’ll meet the tour guide on your ___________________ at the hotel.

(arrive)

3. Our post is delivered _______________________ except for Saturday

(day)

4. Ha Long Bay was
(recognition)

by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

5. Relax for some minutes and you’ll feel more ________________ .

(comfort)

6. His parents are very __________________ of him.

(pride)

7. “The lost shoes” is one of the _______________ stories I like best.

(tradition)

8. The _____________ from Hanoi to London was delayed in two hours.

(fly)

9. I’m sure that I have connected the printer ___________ .

(proper)

10. Each of my friends has a _________________ character.

(differ)


III. Complete the following sentences with the correct form of the verb in the
brackets (1pts)
1. The dictionaries (1. buy _________________) yesterday.
2. While my mother and I (2. watch__________________) a film on T V last night, our
aunt in the USA (3. phone_______________).
3. My friend (4. not/visit_____________) me since he (5. move ____) to another town.
IV.Fill in each gap of following sentences with a suitable preposition. (1pts)
1. Could I help you ______________ your bag?
2. Na got up late this morning because her alarm clock didn’t go ___________ .
3. I’m looking forward ____________ seeing you in June.
4. In the competition, everyone fell ______________ the deep and dangerous water.
5. Ha Long Bay is recognized _____________ UNESCO as a World Heritage Site
PART FOUR: READING
I. Circle the best option A, B, C, D to complete the following passage (2pts)
How to be a friend to the earth.
There (1) ……many simple things we can do to stop the (2)………..of the environment.
First of all, we should not dump our rubbish without (3)……..which things, such as
bottles and paper can (4)………..
We should put objectives that we can recycle in (5)………bins. Secondly,instead of
talking our car wherever we go, we ought to leave it at home (6)………possible, and go
on foot or (7) …….public transport. When we have to drive to the supermarket (8) ……
our shopping, we should always remember (9)……our own bags (10) …… we don’t
need to use the supermarket’s plastic bags.
1. A. are

B. is

C. was

2. A. destroy

B. destroyed

3. A. think

B. to think

4. A. be recycled B. recycle
5. A. recycle

B. recycles

D. were

C. destructive
C. thinking
C. recycling
C. recycled

D. destruction

D. thought
D. being recylced
D. recycling


6. A. where

B. whenever

C. where

D. wherever

7. A. on

B. in

C. by

D. to

8. A. to do

B. do

C. to make

D. making

9. A. taking

B. to take

C. take

D. took

10. A. so

B. that

C. so that

D. so as

II.Fill in each gap with one suitable word.(2pts)
The world’s(1)…………famous clock is Big Ben standing (2)………….to the Houses of
parliament in London. Big Ben is the (3)…………..of the bell which chimes every hour.
The bell(4)…………..named after Sir Benjamin Hall, the man (5)………….. was given
the task of hauling the bell up the clock tower. The clock (6) ………….. four faces and
keeps accurate time. It can (7)…………….adjusted by the removal or addition of coins
(8)………….a stray attached to the clock’s pendulum.
One interesting thing about the clock is (9)………….the light shines abover the belfry at
night, it (10)…………..that the House of common is still in session.
Your answers:
1.
…………..

2.
……………

6. ………… 7.
……………

3……………. 4.
.
…………….

5. ……………..

8.
……………

10. ……………..

9.
…………….

III. Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow. (1 point)
Christmas is almost here . Holiday music fills the air . Colorful lights shine brightly in
windows . The stores are crowed with people buying last-minute gifts. All these are
Christmas traditions . Another tradition is snow . Christmas in the northern part of the
wolrd comes a few days after the star of winter . So, in many places , a blanket of clean
white snow covers the ground on Christmas Day . This is what is mean by a “While
Christmas”.
Of course , many places do not get snow in December . In fact , they may be very
warm at that time of year . People who like snow - but live where it is warm -dream of
having a white Christmas . American songwriter Irving Berlin captured these feelings in
his song “White Christmas” .”White Christmas” is one of the most popular songs of all


times . Hundreds of singers and musicicans have recorded it . Perhaps the most famous
verion was sung by Bing Crosby . Songwriter Irving Berlin was Jewish . He did not
celebrate Christmas as a religious holiday . But in his Christmas song , he shared a
message of peace and happiness which all people an joy .
So from all of us - to all of you-we wish the happiest and most joyful holiday .
1. What are the stores crowded with ?
………………………………………………………………………………….
2. Which part of the world does Christmas come a few days after the star of winter ?
…………………………………………………………………………………..
3. What do people in warn places dream at Christmas ?
…………………………………………………………………………………...
4. By whom was the famous song “White Chrisrmas’ written ?
……………………………………………………………………………………
5. What does he share with us in his famous song ?
……………………………………………………………………………………

SECTION D: WRITING
I . Find out correct one mistake in A, B, C or D of each sentence and then correct.
(1point)
1. He slept in his room when the fire alarm rang. ............................
A

B

C

D

2. Shall you close the window for me, please? ...............................
A

B

C

D

3. He gets up early in order to reviewing lessons before school. .........................
A

B

C

D

4. The ambulance will be there for about ten minutes. .........................
A

B

C

5. I’ve been leaning English since 4 years.

D
.............................


A

B

C

D

II. Finish the second sentence so that it has the same meaning as the first.(2pts)
1. Thinking of making toys from used paper was his interesting idea.
It’s interesting that.................................................................................
2. He hasn’t come back to his home village for over 20 years now.
It’s...........................................................................................................
3. That’s the strangest film I’ve ever seen.
I have never.............................................................................................
4. The last time we met each other was ten years ago.
We haven’t...............................................................................................
5. Mai said “It is raining heavily outside .”
Mai said…………………………………………………………………
6. Have you ever played a computer game before?0
Is this........................................................................................................
7. France presented the Statue of Liberty to the United States in 1876.
The Statue ................................................................................................
8. The water was so cold that the children couldn’t swim in it.
The water wasn’t......................................................................................
9. People should stop experiments on animals.
Experiments.............................................................................................
10. Ann said to me “ will you do English test tomorrow?.”
Ann asked me…………………………………………………………
III. Write about a festival you joined recently. (150 words)



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