ĐỀ THI TUYỂN SINH LỚP 10 Năm học 2004-2005


MÔN : ANH     (Vòng 1)


I. Choose the word or phrase that best fits each of the blank spaces. (5 pts)

1 If  you work for us, you'll get somewhere to live ______ free

a. for                b. of                 c. at                 d. out .

2. They took pride  ______ being the best players of the school.

a. of                 b. in                 c. on                d. at

3. She still remembered how he had broken down and cried ______ a baby.

a. as if             b. as                c. like               d. same as

4. - I'm sorry about that! - Well,______

a. you're welcome       b. of course     c. thank you    d. it's OK

5. Pam, what would you ______ do tomorrow morning?

a. like               b. rather           c. better           d. ought to

6. I wish I ______ there yesterday afternoon !

a. was             b. were            c. had been     d. would have been

7. She saw me, but she didn't bother ______ hello to me.

a. to have said            b. say              c. saying         d. to say

8. She'd prefer to go out ______ home.

a than to stay               b. than staying           c. rather than staying              d. rather than to stay

9. We could not use fire fighting equipment because the water pipes______

a. would burst             b. used to burst           c. have  burst              d. had burst

10.It's  it no use ______ him really. He had to do what he had been told to

a. to blame     b. for blaming   c. you blame               d. blaming

11. Have you got a car______?

a. of your own             b. of  yourself              c. of you          d. of your

12. I am not accustomed ______ in public.

a. to speak                  b. to speaking             c. speaking     d. at speaking

13. Either John or  his brothers ______ the keys to the car.

a. has been taken       b. has taken                c. have taken d. have been taken

14. Just watch me, and do ______ I tell you.

a. whoever                  b. whenever                c. however      d. whatever

15. What we heard______

a. encouraged             b. was encouraging    c. encouraging            d. was encouraged

16. I would have met you at the bus terminal if I ______ that you ______

a. knew/were arriving b. knew/ arrived          c. had known/ arrived             d. had known/ arriving

17. The fewer bags you take,______ trouble you will have.

a. the fewer     b. the least      c. the little        d. the less

18.______ where to find the key, the boy could not open the safe.

a. Knowing not            b. Knew not                 c. Not knowing            d. Didn't know

19. This house needs ______

a. to repaint                 b. repainted                 c. to be repainting       d. repainting

20. They received ______ advice from their parents that they became successful.

a. so good                   b. such a good                        c. so good an              d. such good


II. Fill each of the blanks with the correct form the words given. (2.5 pts)

1 Will you please give us some ______ explanation? (FAR)

2. You should ______ yourselves with the new environment. (FAMILY)

3. She likes going ______ with her classmates. (PICNIC)

4. Are there any ______ between them? (SIMILAR)

5. There are many ______ programs at the Festival in Hue. (CULTURE)

6. Although some societies are ______ undeveloped, their languages are very complex. (TECHNOLOGY)

7. It's education that helps with the ______ of knowledge for the young. (RICH)

8. He likes watching ______ programs on TV. (ENTERTAIN)

9. Many ______ say that is the best method to adopt. (SCIENCE)

10. Esperanto, however, proves to be useless because it is ______. (POPULAR)


III. Choose the best option to fill in each of the blanks to make a meaningful passage. (2.5 pts)

Most people think of computers as very modern inventions, products of our new technological age. But actually the idea for a computer was (1) ______ out over two centuries ago by a man (2) ______ Charles Babbage.

Babbage was born in 1791 and (3) ______ up to be a brilliant mathematician. He drew up plans for several calculating machines (4)______ he called 'engines' . But despite the fact that he (5) ______ building some of these he never finished any of them. Over the years people have argued (6) ______ his machines would ever work. Recently, however, the Science Museum in London has finished building (7) ______ engine (8) ______ on one of Babbage's designs.

It has taken six years to complete and more (9)______four thousand parts have been specially made. Whether it works or not, the machine will be on show at a special exhibition in the Science Museum to (10)______ people of Babbage's work.

1. A. turned                 B. thought                    C. invented                  D. worked

2. A. known                 B. recognized              C. called                      D. written

3. A. developed           B. grew                        C brought                    D. expected

A. which                  B. who                         C there                        D. whose

5. A. wanted                B. made                       C. started                    D. missed

6. A. until                     B. whether                   C while                        D. though

7 A. an                         B. the                           C some                       D. that

8. A. depended            B. based                      C insisted                    D. influenced

9. A. than                     B. therefore                 C. when                       D. then.

10. A. remind               B. say                          C inform                      D. encourage


lV.  Fill in each of the blanks with ONE suitable word. (5 pts)

Most people know that cigarette smoking is harmful to their (l)______. Scientific research shows that it can (2) ______many kinds of diseases. In fact, many people (3) ______smoke get lung cancer. Doctors believe that it may also cause lung cancer in people who (4)______ not smoke. Nonsmokers often breathe in the smoke from (5) ______people's cigarettes. This is secondhand smoking. People are becoming very aware (6)______the danger of secondhand smoke. As a result, they (7)______ passed laws that prohibit people from smoking in many public places. Besides, many governments tend to (8)______ taxes on cigarettes so as to discourage people from smoking. With all the concerted efforts (9)______ by the authority and non-smokers, we can look forward to a world (10) ______ smoking.



V. Rewrite the sentences so that they mean almost the same as those printed before them. (5 pts)


1 If I were Peter, I'd look for another job. → 1 suggest ______

2. The teacher started to write the lesson plan right after he returned home. → Hardly ______

3. "I m sorry that I broke the valuable vase, Tina," said Tom. → Tom apologized ______

4. We couldn't get nearer because of the police. → The police wouldn't ______

5. They say that Nam is the brightest student in our school. → No other ______

6. I only recognized him when he came into the room. → It was ______

7. 1 must thank Jane and Alice for their presents. → I must send ______

8. He stayed home because he got a cold. → He came down ______

9. They haven't played tennis for almost two years. → They stopped ______

10. The news was so good that she smiled happily. → It was ______


V. Use the prompts provided to write full sentences to make a complete letter of complaint. (5 pts)



Dear Sir / Madam,

1 I / like / express / concern / increasing number / karaoke bars / city //

2. There be / lot / reason / I object / places //

3. Firstly, / owners / take / much money / those / come / sing //

4. Secondly, / they cause / much noise / neighborhood "

5. Thirdly, / there / number / pupils / play truant / just / go / those places / sing //

6. Last / least / these bars / do harm / appearance / city / because 1 their too ugly flashing lights //

7. I want / say / I / not / old-fashioned person //

8. I hope / authority / take / matter / careful consideration "

9. I / not mean / ban them / but / there should / effective way / control / this kind / entertainment places //

10 I look / see / city council / do / this matter "

Yours truly, THOMAS CRUISE



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