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Bài thi môn: TIẾNG ANH LỚP 9
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Bài thi môn: TIẾNG ANH LỚP 9
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Bằng số:
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Bằng chữ: ………………………………..…
Giám khảo 1: …………………………….…………………..
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SECTION A. VOCABULARY & GRAMMAR

Question 1. (10 points). Choose the correct answer from A, B, C or D to complete each of the following sentences. Write it in Your answers’ part.
1.  I’m afraid that I can’t _____her tiresome complaints all day long.
A. put up with             B. get on                      C. take care of             D. live up to
2. Jogging is a very energetic _____of exercise.
            A. time                                    B. form                        C. number                   D. work
3. There used to be many trees here and now they all fell down _____into the river.
A. each other               B. one another             C. one after another    D. together
4. Jane: “This test is the hardest one we’ve ever taken this term.” - Nick: “___but I think it’s quite easy.”
  1. I understand what you think                     B. You’re wrong
            C.  I don’t see in that way                               D.  As a matter of fact, you’re thinking exactly
5. Choose the word CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined part in the sentence.
Biogas can be utilized for electricity production, cooking, space heating, water heating and process heating.
     A. increase                                  B. generation               C. development           D. reformation
6. Choose the phrase OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined part in the sentence.
Although we argued with him for a long time, he stood his grounds.
            A. wanted to continue                         B. felt sorry for us      
             C. changed his decision                     D. refused to change his decision
7. _____to move to the countryside to work was something that surprised all of us.
            A. Her deciding                      B. Having decided      C. She decided            D. After her decision
8. I love being taken to the park _____pleasure on Sunday mornings.
            A. in                                        B. on                           C. for                           D. of
9. I won’t pay 200$ for the coat; it’s not worth_____.  
            A. that much all                       B. that all much           C. all that much           D. much all that
10. The African killer bees could not be handled safely, nor _____.
             A. their honey could be harvested                             B. harvested could their honey be
              C. could not their honey be harvested                       D. could their honey be harvested
Your answers:
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
                   

Question 2. (10 points). There is one mistake in each numbered line in the following passage. Identify and correct it.
 
Line ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION
1 Environmental pollution is a term that refers to all the way by which man pollutes its
2 surroundings. Man dirties the air by gases and smokes, poisons the water with
3 chemicals and other substances, and damage the soil with too many fertilizers and
4 pesticides. Man also pollutes his surroundings in various another ways. For example,
5 people ruin natural beauty by scatter junk and litter on the land and in the water.
6 They operate machines and motor vehicles that fill the air with disturbing noisy.
7 Environmental pollution is one of the most serious problem facing mankind today.
8 Air, water, and soil are necessary to the survival of all living things. Bad polluted
9 air can cause illnesses, and even dead. Polluted water kills fish and other marine life.
10 Pollution of soil reduces the number of land that is available for growing food.
  Environmental pollution also brings ugliness to man’s naturally beautiful world.
Your answers:
Line Mistake Correction Line Mistake Correction
1     6    
2     7    
3     8    
4     9    
5     10    

Question 3. (10 points). Give the correct form of the words in brackets to complete the sentences. Write it in Your answers’ part.
1. We can’t sit on this chair because it’s really __________                                     COMFORT
2. This city has over half a million __________                                            INHABIT
3. Our state is trying its best to help the__________ to apply for jobs.         EMPLOY
4. John’s __________about the history of Nguyen dynasty.                         KNOW
5. The child should be punished because of his rude _________.                 BEHAVE
6. _________, my grandfather has a hearing problem so he couldn’t hear what they were saying at the party. FORTUNE
7. Nowadays, viewers can watch a ________ of local and international programs on different channels.            VARY
8. When I first came to Singapore, I was ________by the cleanness and the beauty of the city. IMPRESS
9. A lot of innocent people in Paris got _________by terrorists some weeks ago.   KILL
10. I was very confused because her arguments were____________________.       LOGIC
 Your answers:
1. 6.
2. 7.
3. 8.
4. 9.
5. 10.

SECTION B. READING COMPREHENSION

Question 1. (10 points). Read the passage below and decide which answer (from A, B, C or D) best fits each gap. Write your answers in Your answers’ part.
We are interested in films, right? But do you know that cinema is more than 100 years old? Moving pictures were invented by the brothers Louis and Augustin Lumière. The first showing of moving picture or 'movie' (1) ____ place in a cinema in Paris on 28th December 1895. On that day, the Lumière brothers showed movies (2) ____ their newly-invented machine, called the Cinematographe. The audience saw a funny film in (3) ____ a gardener spilt a lot of water on (4) ____ by accicdent. Everyone really loved it!
Cinema very (5) ____ became popular all over the world. In 1907, the first film studios were built in a (6) ____of Los Angeles called Hollywood. (7) ____ the 1920s, Hollywood had become the centre of the world film (8) ____.
To begin with, the movies had no sounds. Words (9) ____ on the screen from time to time to (10) ____the story.
1. A. found                             B. took                                    C. went                                    D. gave
2. A. doing                              B. making                                C. setting                                 D. using
3. A. where                             B. who                                    C. which                                  D. what
4. A. yourself                          B. himself                                C. themselves                          D. itself
5. A. quickly                           B. immediately                        C. slowly                                 D. early
6. A. place                               B. site                                      C. location                               D. district
7. A. To                                   B. At                                       C. For                                      D. By
8. A. industry                          B. company                             C. trade                                   D. firm
9. A. developed                      B. happened                            C. appeared                             D. displayed
10. A. prove                            B. explain                                C. direct                                  D. advise
Your answers:
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.


Question 2. (10 points). Read the following text and choose the best answer for the questions below. Write your answer in the space provided.
            A Victorian idea is back in favor: many poor people are better off when they are pulled back into the labor market. The idea was first revived in the United States. There, in its harshest form, the unemployed work in exchange for welfare. But countries with governments to the left of America's, including Australia and France, are now also exploiting ways to link income support and employment policy.
For people on the political right, it seems deplorable to encourage the poor to rely on the state for cash because they get hooked on government help and accustomed to being poor. For those on the left, it seems deplorable to allow workers to drop out of the job market for long periods, because it makes it harder for them to find new jobs. For both, the answer is to get the poor to work.
Most industrial countries have a two-tier system of social protection: a social-security scheme, where workers and their bosses make regular contributions in exchange for payments to workers when they are unemployed, sick or retired; and a safety-net, to give some income to those poor people who have exhausted their social insurance or who have none. The former is usually not means tested but, for the unemployed, is of limited duration; the latter is almost always tied to income. The public tend to approve of contributory benefits. Safety-net benefits are less popular. Yet they have grown more rapidly. An increasing proportion of the poor are people for whom the contributory systems were never designed: the young, and lone mothers. In consequence, payments which carry a clear entitlement have become less significant, compared with those which appear to depend purely on state charity. The rise in the bill for the unpopular kind of social protection comes at a time when governments want to curb state spending. It comes, too, at a time when many countries have done almost everything they can think of to protect the poor. A decade ago many on the left argued that poverty was usually caused by circumstances outside the control of the poor - a lack of jobs, disability, old age, racial discrimination, broken marriages. One way or another, governments have tried to tackle most of these problems. Still the poor remain.


1. The United States was the first country in modern times to ______.
A. investigate ways of exploiting the talents of poor people
B. stop paying benefit to the unemployed
C. insist that recipients had to work to receive benefit
D. ignore the suffering of the unemployed
2. A safety-net benefit system is one ______.
A. based on the recipient's prior contributions
B. of limited duration
C. that depends on state charity
D. that pays according to the claimant's social insurance
3. If you become unemployed, you are likely to receive a payment ______.
A. based on jour previous earnings
B. based on an assessment of your means
C. for as long as it takes to find another job
D. related to your previous contributions
4.  The general attitude of the public towards benefits is that ______.
A. young people and lone mothers should receive them
B. entitlement should depend on contributions
C. charity should be a matter for the state
D. safety-net benefits are too expensive
5. Existing social security system are increasing expensive to operate because ______.
A. more people have lost their jobs
B. countries have done all they can for the poor
C. poverty has increased uncontrollably
D. more people are in the safety-net category
Your answers:
1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
         

Question 3. (10 points). Fill ONE suitable word into each numbered blank. Write it in Your answers’ part.
MUSICAL ELEPHANTS
In the town of Lampang in northern Thailand, there is an unusuall group of musicians. They play many different kinds of music - everything from traditional Thai songs to music (1)_____ Beethoven. Both children and adults love this group. (2)_____ makes them so popular? Is it their music? Their looks? Yes, it's both of these things, but it's also something else: they're elephants.
These musical elephants started at the Thai Elephant Conservation Center (TECC) in Lampang. It teaches people to understand and care for these huge but gentle animals. And, (3)_____ many zoos around the worId, the TECC encourages elephants to paint.
Richard Lair works with the TECC. He knows a lot about elephants. He says some of the animals' paintings are very good. But, in (4)_____, elephants hear better than they see. And so he had an idea: if elephants are intelligent and they have (5)_____ hearing, maybe they can play music. To test his idea, Lair and a friend started the Thai Elephant Orchestra. During a performance, the elephants play a variety of instruments, (6)_____ the drums and the xylophone. The animals also use their voices and trunks to make (7)_____.
But can elephants really do that properly? Yes, (8)_____ Lair. They are very creative. Humans encourage the animals to play, but the elephants make their (9)_____ songs. They don't just copy their trainers or other people. There are now CDs of the group's music, which earn money for the TECC. And the music these artists create is (10)_____ amazing.
Your answers:
1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
6.                            7. 8. 9. 10.

Question 4. (15 points): You are going to read a magazine article about problems and questions from English learners. For questions 1-15, choose from the people (A-H). The people may be chosen more than once.

See this month's problems and questions submitted to us by learners of English:
A
I study English for 6 hours per week in secondary school. For 1 hour each week we have conversation classes with a native speaker of English where we talk about topics such as drugs, politics and culture. I know it's a really good opportunity to practise my spoken English, but I never make a contribution to the discussion. It's not that I don't have an opinion, or that I'm shy, but more that I don't have the vocabulary to express my views. I feel really frustrated at the end of the lesson. Nobody else in the group seems to have the same problem.

Katalin
B
I'm a 24-year-old business student from Malaysia and I've been attending English classes at night school for the past 5 years. Up to now I've considered myself to be a good student. Last month I went to Britain to visit my relatives over there and it was awful. People found my pronunciation difficult to follow and I couldn't understand them either. What went wrong? My English teacher is very good and I always score the highest in grammar tests.

Fazlinda
C
I'm writing to ask your opinion on a matter which is really annoying me. My English teacher never corrects my mistakes when I am speaking. Isn't that her job? How am I going to improve otherwise? Also she's always telling me that now I'm an advanced student, I should forget all the rules of grammar that I learnt when I was younger.

Gunther
D
Can you help me? I really want to speak English the right way, with the correct accent. Do you have any good ideas? I have a particular problem with sounds like 's'. I plan to work in the UK in the future and nobody will take me seriously if my English pronunciation is anything short of excellent.

Jose
E
I am working as an au pair in London looking after 2 small children. I love my job but the way that English people speak is a little puzzling. For example, I often hear them say things like 'more friendlier', whereas I thought it should be 'more friendly'. It also seems to be common for them to say 'we was' instead of 'we were'. Can you explain this? Would it be impolite of me to correct them?

Lana
F
I am an intermediate student of English (I have been studying it for 3 years). I'm quite good at reading and writing but listening is very difficult for me. My teacher suggested that I listen to the BBC World Service every day in order to improve my listening. The problem is that it's hard for me to understand every word. Do you have any ideas about how to make listening to the radio less difficult? I like listening to the news and knowing what's going on in the world.

Yuki
G
I have studied English for 5 years at school but for the past 6 months I have been doing self-study using the Internet and books to improve. There are lots of materials to choose but I'm not sure what is best for me and how I should use them. I really would like to take the FCE examination but don't know how to study on my own. Should I take a course in my local school - which is a little expensive for me now - or is it possible to prepare for the exam doing self-study?

Paula
H
Could you please give me some advice on a problem I have at the moment with my English studies. I decided to go to the UK to improve my English but the college I am studying in at present is full of people from my own country. Although the teachers tell us we should only try to speak in English with each other, it is very difficult to do this, especially in our free time when we go out together. I am worried that my speaking will not improve.


Which person:
1) would appear not to have an English teacher?
2) doesn't like studying with people from their own country?
3) has a job in the UK?
4) enjoys keeping up with current affairs?
5) feels that the teacher isn't doing their job properly?
6) uses English speaking radio stations to practise English?
7) had a shock when they visited Britain?
8) wants to avoid speaking their own language?
9) wants to speak English like a native speaker?
10) feels they are the only person with their difficulty?
11) wonders whether it is rude to correct people when they make mistakes?
12) worries that their English will cause them problems at work?
13) had difficulty being understood when they spoke?
14) is thinking about taking an English exam?
15) finds it difficult to take part in conversations?

Your answers:
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.
                             


SECTION C. WRITING
Question 1. (10 points). Using the word in capital letters, complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first one. Do not change the word given.
1. Henry last went to the cinema over three months ago. (BEEN)
= Henry .............................................................................................................................................
2. I am not going to lend you any more money. (NO)
= I have .............................................................................................................................................
3. Mary finds it hard to stay up late at night. (USED)
= Mary is ...........................................................................................................................................
4. “You really ought not to eat fatty food, Jasmine.” the doctor said. (EATING)
= The doctor strongly advised ..........................................................................................................
5. The price of houses has increased significantly recently. (BEEN)
= There ..............................................................................................................................................

Question 2. (15 points). You joined a party last week in a friend’s house. It was a great success and you enjoyed the evening very much.
Write an e-mail to your friend, Lan. Mention the things he/she did to make the party successful (decoration/ food/ atmosphere, etc). Also suggest going out together.
You should write about 80 - 100 words.
You do NOT need to write your address.
Dear Lan,
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Lan Anh

Question 3. (20 points). Write about 120-150 words to answer the following question:
Do you like communicating with your friends face-to-face or using the social networks?

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I. (10 points). Listen to the conversation between a policeman and a lady, Mrs. Smith and do the following exercises.  You are going to listen to the conversation twice.
For question 1 to 4, choose the correct letter A, B or C.
1. When did Mrs. Smith see the thieves?
A. When she was doing some shopping
B. When she was walking along the street.
C. When she was talking to her friends.
2. Whose purse was stolen?
A. An elderly woman’s                       B. An elderly man’s                C. Mrs. Smith’s
3. How old was the younger boy?
A. In his thirties                                  B. In his twenties                    C. In his teens
4. What gave Mrs’ Smith a deep impression about the younger boy?
A. His big eyes                                    B. His size                               C. His big jacket.
 
1. 2. 3. 4.




For question 5 to 10, write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS OR NUMBERS for each answer.
  Age Build Hair Color Distinguishing marks on the face

Younger boy

13-15

(5) …………….

(6) …………

big eyes
 


Older boy
 


(7)  ……


(8)  …………….


(9) …………
long angular face with (10)……………
and a big and pointed nose.

II. (20 points). Listen to a talk about Birmingham University by Anne Court and do the task. For question 11 and 12, choose the best answer. You are going to listen to the conversation twice.
11. Birmingham used to be_________.                      12. Birmingham is located_________
A. an industrial, grey and undesirable city.                A. in the center of Midlands.
B. the most up and coming city.                                 B. in the West Midlands.
C. a city with more trees and more canals.                 C. in the East Midlands
 
11. 12.

 For questions, 13-16, write the appropriate letter A or B.
Which are the locations of the following places?
A. The Selly Oak Campus                                        B. The Edgbaston Campus
 
  Answers
The large clock tower Example:           B
The students-dominates area (13) ………………………………..
The Main library (14) ………………………………..
The Arts Building (15) ………………………………..
A train station (16)………………………………..

For questions, 17-20, choose the best answer for each.
17. Which bus can students travel on for free?
A. N0. 35 bus                           B. N0. 44 bus                                       C. N0. 54 bus
18. Which transport is not mentioned for students to travle between two campuses?
A. The train                             B. The taxi                                          C. The motorbike
19. How much does a cinema ticket cost?
A. £ 2                                      B. £ 3.50                                             C. £ 5
20. What is the suggestion for female students?
A. To walk around Selly Oak at night                       
B. To get a taxi home in a group after a night out
C. To take a train home after a night out.
17. 18. 19. 20.

_THE END_
 

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