Đề thi học sinh giỏi TP. Hà Nội – Tiếng anh 9 – năm học 2012-2013


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Đề HSG Anh 9 Hà Nội 2012-2013

1. Carbon emissions from airplanes and other pollutants_______________ to

global warming.

A. attribute

B. stem

C. contribute

D. spark

2. He was _____ with bribery after she offered to pay the policeman a sum of money to overlook the offence.

A. charged

B. accused

C. sued                 

D. suspected

3. Some endurance events may be rescheduled if such high pollution

levels_________ a health risk to most athletes.

A. create

B. present

C. run                    

D. face

4. Improving the overall environmental quality is a long-term battle in

which we do want the participation of everyone in society in order

to_______ results.

A. realize

B. reap

C. bear                  

D. generate

5. Hundreds of people in the hardest-hit zone are at from disease unless a tsunami-like aid effort is mobilized.

A. threat

B. menace

C. risk                    

D. danger

6. The result is impossible to predict with any degree of___________ .

A. certainty

B. assurance

C. insurance          

D. probability

7. Parents play a______ role in a child’s upbringing in the formative years.

They are really the driving force behind whatever the children do.

A. supporting

B. crucial

C. starring             

D. title

8. With three days to_______before the high school graduation

examination, he had to digest such a lot of facts.

A. go

B. come

C. remain               

D. spare

9. Television came into________and became a competitor with the

motion pictures.

A. practice

B. enforcement

C. use

D. life

10. It’s a matter of life and death. As a consequence, we will give it

serious________ .

A. review

B. thoughts

C. opinions            

D. consideration

11. Without_____ , natural resources will be used up within a hundred years.


B. maintenance

C. conservation

D. protection

12. Taking photographs in this world renowned museum is______

A. absolutely

B. highly

C. seriously         

D.  strictly

13. The government stopped the local companies from importing fake milk

powder_________ of public health.

A. in the interest

B. to the best

C. for the attention

D. on the safe side

14._______the hard evidence against him, the jury had no option but to

find him guilty.

A. Given that

B. In view of

C. In regard to

D. With a view to

15. Those ballpoint pens are made in a large__________ of colors and styles.

A. series

B. range

C. collection        

D.   network

16. He promised me an Oxford dictionary and to my great joy, he_______

his word.

A. stood by

B. stuck at

C. went back on

D. held onto

17. The development of laser use is a major_______ in medicine.

A. breakaway

B. breakup

C. break-in          

D. breakthrough

18. Don’t be__________ by misleading advertisements.

A. fooled around

B. taken in

C. put out

D. seen through

19. The management team came______ criticism for the way they handled

the situation.

A. in for

B. up with

C. up against       

D.  out in

20. We are running out of petrol so we’ll have to stop___________ at the

next filling station.

A. over

B. off

C. by                   

D. in

21. Pete: Let me pay for the meal. Margaret: __________.         .

A. It’s on me

B. It’s my round

C. I’ll make it

D. Never remind me

22. Pete: If you ask me, action movies are great.

     Margaret:___________ .

A. You can say that again!

B. Never mind!

C. That’s that.

D. Sure. It’s my pleasure.

23. Pete: What a fantastic cook you are, Margaret!

      Margaret:_________ .

A. Sorry, I don’t think so

B. No, no, it’s not true

C. It’s kind of you to say so

D. I’d prefer it

24. My mother has a_________ for a bargain.

A. big nose

B. fast foot

C. good eye         

D. keen sense

25. One can’t help__________ compassion for the people who lost their

homes in the earthquake.

A. to feel

B. but feel

C. from feeling     

D. in feeling

26._________broken into while we were away on holiday.

A. We had our house

B. Thieves had our house

C. It was our house

D. They have

27. Climate change and rising global food prices, which are_____________ all

people, are at the top of the agenda.

A. a cause for concerns to

B. of concern to

C. alarm bells from

D. a cause for alarm at

28. I sent the prospectus to you by post weeks ago. It___________ by now.

A. should have arrived

B. would have arrived

C. must have arrived

D. is supposed to arrive

29. ______global solidarity, the world would not be better prepared for

the influenza H1N1 pandemic.

A. On account of

B. Thanks to

C. If not

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D. But for

30. Anti-terrorism forces were _ ______ full alert during the Olympic Games.

A. in

B. under

C. on                    

D. at

31. The principal will declare the ceremony open as soon as all the

graduates and guests__________ .

A. will have sat

B. have been seated

C. will be sitting

D. have seated

32. The mini dress__________ , but now it is making a comeback.

A. was once a fad thought to be finished

B. was once thought to be a finished fad

C. was a fad once thought to be finished

D. was a fad thought to be once finished

33. Pete: “What do you usually do on Sunday night?”

      Margaret:__________ time I go out with my friends”.

A. Most

B. The most         

C. The most of    

D. Most of the

34._______ different in character we are, we have been mutual friends

since our childhood.

A. However

B. Despite being

C. Although

D. Whatever

35. “How was your visit to the dentist?” “It was painless. I_________ worried”.

A. mustn’t have

B. needn’t have

C. didn’t need to be

D. wouldn’t have

36. __________ in Paris before, he didn’t know his way around when he

took his family there.

A. Not be living

B. Never having lived –

C. His not living

D. Because he has lived

37. Of the ten beauty spots my brother visited,_____________ left a lasting

impression on him.

A. none of which

B. not one of them

C. which none

D. and none of them

38._______ show lasts three hours.

A. All the

B. The whole

C. Most                         

D. Entire

39._______ that you should drink at least eight glasses of water a day.

A. Based on medical evidence, it suggests

B. The medical evidence we suggest

C. Medically, we suggest evidence

D. There is no medical evidence to suggest

40. “It’s beautiful here!” “I just wish we__________ a camera with us”.

A. brought

B. would bring

C. had brought

D. were bringing

In child development there is an important phenomenon that shows

very clearly the process of preparation for the future: play. (1)___________ to

popular belief, its importance should never be underestimated. Games

are not the haphazard creations of parents or educators. They should be

seen as educational (2)________ and as stimuli for the child’s (3)__________ ,

imagination and life skills. Every game is a preparation for the future. 

The manner in which children (4)______________ a game, their choice of game

and the importance they (5)____________ upon it, show their attitude and

relationship to their environment and how they relate to their (6)____________

human beings. Whether they are hostile or whether they are friendly, and

particularly whether they show qualities as leaders, are clearly (7)___________

in their play. In observing children at play we can see their whole attitude

towards life; play is of the (8) ______ importance to every child.

But play is more than preparation for life. Games are (9)_______________

communal exercises that enable children to develop their social feeling.

Children who avoid games and play are always (10)____________to the

suspicion that they have not (11)____________ satisfactorily to life. These

children gladly withdraw from all games, or when they are sent to the

playground with other children usually (12)______________ the pleasure of

others. Pride, lack of (13)__________ and the consequent fear of ‘getting it

wrong’ are the main reasons for this behaviour. In general, by watching

children at play, we can determine (14)______________ great certainty the

(15)______________ and quality of their social feeling.

1. A. In contrast B. Contrary C. According D. Due
2. A. means B. sources C. tools D. aids
3. A. psyche B. physiology C. mindset D. nerves
4. A. operate B. approach C. process D. experience
5. A. give B. accord C. place D. lay
6. A. fellow B. contemporary C. present D.peer
7. A. distinct B. evident C. noticeable D. marked
8. A. great B. utmost C. prime D. most
9. A. without doubts B. in all C. by far D. above all
10. A. attached B.open C. prone D. likely
11. A. survived B. adjusted C.changed D. grown
12. A. spoil B. damage C. vanish D. worsen
13. A. maturity B. egoism C. self-esteem D. development
14. A. on B. in C. with D. for
15. A. level B. scale C.scope D. extent

1. Having rested (A) after a good night’s sleep (B), she jumped out of (C) bed, left for work (D) and put all her energies into it.

2. These (A) are among the most popular (B) products is a well-known fact, and we believe (C) that they will continue (D) to do so for some years to come.

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3. We are due (A) for rain-triggered floods today (B), so you need to be under guard (C) for them and halt your outdoor (D) work.

4. Though television is (A) the dominant media (B) for United States households, Garrison Keillor’s Saturday night radio show (C) of folk songs and stories is heard by millions of people (D).

5. There is a panel (A), to discuss about (B) drug addiction, in progress in (C) the student lounge (D).

6. After the eruption shortly (A), the residents (B) of the ranch, located close (C) to the volcano, placed a call seeking (D) evacuation .

7. Only recently did (A) the talent spotter wake up (B) to the fact that my daughter, an aspiring starlet with great potentials (C), would make it to the top (D).

8. In the face (A) of a weakening economy and (B) fuel crises, many people might well (C) miss out on summer vacations (D).

9. In order for (A) our targets to set and meet (B), we require that the youth (C) be at the forefront of the fight against (D) AIDS.

10. Though (A) honored for her commitment (B) for her profession, she is most (C) proud of her roles as a wife and (D) mother.

1. As__________ as he is, it’s not surprising that he believed their lies.


2. Our factories, cars and power stations may poison the environment

with_________ gases and chemical waste. (POLLUTE)

3. The monument was erected in_____________ of the fallen soldiers for

posterity. (REMEMBER)

4. Being a career woman, Angelina devoted herself exclusively to__________

her career. (FAR)

5. Hopefully, patients infected with influenza A/ H1N1 can be treated

with_________ drugs like Tamiflu and Relenza. (VIRUS)

6. Urban sewage and industrial waste that man discharges into the sea

have a_________ effect on marine life. (DELETE)

7. We should make young people realize that drug-taking is_______________ .


8. Good jobs are in short supply these days and you need to be on the for them as a result. (LOOKING)

9. The invention of software by Bill Gates brought_____________ wealth to

him when he was 25. (TELL)

10. Mind your language, you guys. It is___________ (EXCUSE)

11. One of the most studied of all ‘kitchen cures’, ginger has been used

______ for millennia. (MEDICINE)

12. Whenever examination is in progress, I often see parents, family

members and______ waiting anxiously outside the exam sites. (WISH)

13. There was a_______ in the arrangements so I missed my flight. (SLIP)

14.______ skill is the one skill that can grant you the opportunity to get

a good job. (LEAD)

15. Bill Gates is a_________ story of an entrepreneur. (SUCCEED)

The Winterthur Museum is a collection and a house. There are many

museums devoted to the decorative arts and many house museums, but

rarely in the United States is a great collection displayed in a great

country house. Passing through successive generations of a single

family, Winterthur has been a private estate for more than a century.

Even after the extensive renovations made to it between 1929 and 1931,

the house remained a family residence. This fact is of importance to the atmosphere and effect of the museum. The impression of a lived-in

house is apparent to the visitor: the rooms look as if they were vacated

only a short while ago whether by the original owners of the furniture or

the most recent residents of the house can be a matter of personal

interpretation. Winterthur remains, then, a house in which a collection of

furniture and architectural elements has been assembled. Like an English

country house, it is an organic structure; the house, as well as the collection

and manner of displaying it to the visitor, has changed over the years. The changes have coincided with developing concepts of the American arts,

increased knowledge on the part of collectors and students, and a

progression toward the achievement of a historical effect in period-room

displays. The rooms at Winterthur have followed this current, yet still retained

the character of a private house.

The concept of a period room as a display technique has developed

gradually over the years in an effort to present works of art in a context 

that would show them to greater effect and would give  them more

meaning for the viewer. Comparable to the habitat group in a natural

history museum, the period room represents the decorative arts in a

lively and interesting manner and provides an opportunity to assemble

objects related by style, date, or place of manufacture.

1. What does the passage mainly discuss?

A. The reason that Winterthur was redesigned

B. Elements that make Winterthur an unusual museum

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C. How Winterthur compares to English country houses

D. Historical furniture contained in Winterthur

2. The phrase “devoted to” in line 1 is closest in meaning to

A. surrounded by

B. specializin in

C. successful in

D. sentimental about

3. What happened at Winterthur between 1929 and 1931?

A. The owners moved out

B. The house was repaired

C. The old furniture was replaced

D. The estate became a museum

4. What does the author mean by stating “the impression of a lived-in

house is apparent to the visitor” (lines 5-6)?

A. Winterthur is very old

B. Few people visit Winterthur

C. Winterthur does not look like a typical museum

D. The furniture at Winterthur looks comfortable

5. The word “assembled” in line 9 is closest in meaning to

A. summoned

B. appreciated

C. brought together

D. fundamentally changed

6. The word “it” in line 9 refers to

A. Winterthur

B. collection

C. English country house

D. visitor

7. The word “developing” in line 11 is closest in meaning to

A. traditional

B. exhibiting

C. informative

D. evolving

8. According to the passage, objects in a period room are related by all of the following EXCEPT

A. date

B. style

C. place of manufacture

D. past ownership

9. What is the relationship between the two paragraphs in the passage?

A. Paragraph 2 explains a term that was mentioned in Paragraph 1.

B. Each paragraph describes a different approach to the display of

objects in a museum

C. Paragraph 2 explains a philosophy of art appreciation that contrasts

with that explained in Paragraph 1.

D. Each paragraph describes a different historical period

10. Where in the passage does the author explain why displays at Winterthur have changed?

A. lines 1 -2

B. lines 4-5

C. lines 6-8

D. lines 10-12

The city of Melbourne, Australia has always had a (1)_______________ for

unusual weather. Melbourne people enjoy (2)_________ this joke to visitors:

if you don’t like the weather in Melbourne, don’t worry, just wait five

minutes, because it’s sure to change. At the beginning of 1992,

Melbourne had its (3)________ January for over 100 years. It rained for

nine days on (4)_______ . As well as raining all day, the weather was also

cold. At night, people in some Melbourne suburbs were (5)_________ on

their heating as (6)_________ it was winter. It was (7)__________ cold many

people could (8)_______ believe that it was summer at all.

The best weather in Melbourne, however, is not usually in

the summer: it is in the autumn. The autumn usually has more pleasant days

the summer. The weather in autumn is usually (10)___________ of

warm days and cool, comfortable (11)_________ .

The (12)_____ of the city at this time of year is beautiful, too. Melbourne

has many lovely gardens and parklands with beautiful trees. In the autumn,

the trees change their (13)_________ to red, gold and brown. As they are

(14)_____ in the air by the wind of a late autumn day, the leaves add life

to the city. So even if the summer is cold and wet, people in Melbourne

can still look forward to the (15) ______of a warm sunny autumn.

1. You don’t find such exquisite hand-made suits in many shops here.

-> In few …………………………………………………………………………..

2. “Don’t worry. Of course you can take a month’s paid leave”, said my boss.

-> My boss reassured ………………………………………………………..

3. His insistence on dropping out of the race at the last minute came as no shock to everybody.

-> He …………………………………………………………………………………

4. What are the chances of Twilight 2 being a huge box-office success?

-> How likely…………………………………………………………………………

5. I wish you hadn’t breathed a word about his private life to anyone.

-> I would like …………………………………………………………………….

6. Jack doesn’t know all the answers, though he pretends to.

-> Jack acts ………………………………………………………………………

7. The realization of what she had sacrificed for him led him to believe

she was all the world to him.

-> Not ………………………………………………………………………………..

8. We rely too much on the Internet. Therefore, our lives are in danger of becoming more impersonal.

-> Were ……………………………………………………………………………

9. Their work on developing an H1N1 vaccine is already under way to cope with the new strain.

-> They …………………………………………………………………………….

10. Nowadays I consider taking up a hobby to be far less important than I used to.

-> Nowadays I don’t attach nearly………………………………………..

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