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Đề thi học sinh giỏi tỉnh môn tiếng anh lớp 9 năm 2022

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Đề thi học sinh giỏi tỉnh lớp 9 môn tiếng anh năm 2022
SỞ GIÁO DỤC VÀ ĐÀO TẠO NGHỆ AN
ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨC




(Đề gồm 12 trang)
KỲ THI CHỌN HỌC SINH GIỎI TỈNH LỚP 9
NĂM HỌC 20212022


Môn thi: TIẾNG ANH - BẢNG A
Thời gian: 150 phút (không kể thời gian giao đề)

 

ĐIỂM
HỌ TÊN, CHỮ KÍ GIÁM KHẢO
SỐ PHÁCH
 
Bằng số:
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Bằng chữ:

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Giám khảo 1: ………………………………………

Giám khảo 2: ………………………………………

 
 
         

SECTION A.  LISTENING (50 points)
Part 1. (10 pts) Listen to a man called Steve and a woman called Caroline talking about summer jobs. For questions 1-5, decide whether the following statements are true (T) or false (F). Write your answers in the corresponding numbered boxes provided.
1. Steve hasn’t arranged any work for the summer yet.
2. Caroline’s work will allow her to have free time during the day.
3. Caroline’s work will be located in a city.
4. Caroline found out about the job from the internet.
5. Caroline says that work at music festivals is badly paid.
Your answers:
1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Part 2. (30 pts) You will listen to a lecture about the helix shape. For questions 1-15, complete the sentences WITH NO MORE THAN 3 WORDS / PHRASES.
I'd like to turn now to the object which is the main point of this talk: the helix. This is a fascinating
mathematical object which (1)______ many parts of our lives. Movement, the natural world, the
manufactured world and our (2)______ are all connected to the shape of the helix. A helix is a type of
three-dimensional curve that goes around a central cylindrical shape in the form of a spiral, like a corkscrew or a spiral staircase. The helix is a very popular shape in nature because it is very (3) ______. In fact, helices are sometimes (4)______ to as 'nature's space saver'. In architecture too, the helix shape of a spiral staircase is an attractive option in buildings where space is very (5)______. The most renowned type of helix is probably the double helix of DNA, or deoxyribonucleic acid. DNA is made of two helices that curve around each other, a bit like (6 )______. DNA contains the genetic information or 'code' that (7)______ the development and functioning of all known living things. The helix shape is a very (8)______ way to store a long molecule like DNA in the (9) ______ space of a cell. There are different types of helices. Helices can twist clockwise, right-handed, or (10)______, left-handed. An interesting experiment is to hold a clockwise helix, such as a corkscrew, up to a (11)______. The clockwise helix appears to become counterclockwise. We can perceive examples of helices in many areas of our world. Spiral staircases, cables, screws and ropes can be right-handed or (12)______ helices. A helix that (13)______ a cone is called a conical helix. Examples of conical helices are screws or the famous spiral ramp designed by the architect Frank Lloyd Wright in the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Helices are also prevalent in the (14)______ world. The horns of certain animals, viruses, seashells and the structure of plants, flowers and leaves can all contain helices. The human umbilical cord is in fact a triple helix. With the discovery that the helix is the shape of the DNA molecule, it is not surprising that the helix is found in so many areas. It's one of the most natural shapes in nature. Let's turn our attention now to the mathematical description of the helix. You'll need a pen and paper for the next part of the talk as I am going to give you some (15)______ to write down. Take your time to notice the different ...


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

Part 3. (10 pts) Listen to a woman talking to a group of college students about volunteering to help other people then do the tasks that follow.
Questions 1 and 2
Which TWO activities that volunteers do are mentioned?
A     decorating
B     cleaning
    delivering meals
D     shopping
    childcare
Questions 3 and 4
Choose TWO letters, A-E.
Which TWO ways that volunteers can benefit from volunteering are mentioned?
A     learning how to be part of a team
B     having a sense of purpose
C     realising how lucky they are
D     improved ability at time management
E     boosting their employment prospects
Questions 5-10
What has each of the following volunteers helped someone to do?
Choose SIX answers from the box and write the correct letter, A-G, next to Questions 5-10
What volunteers have helped people to do
A     overcome physical difficulties
B     rediscover skills not used for a long time
C     improve their communication skills
D     solve problems independently
E     escape isolation
F     remember past times
G     start a new hobby
Volunteers
5   Habib                   ________________
6   Consuela              ________________
7   Minh                    ________________
8   Tanya                   ________________
9   Alexei                  ________________
10   Juba                    ________________

Your answers:
1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
6. 7. 8. 9. 10.





SECTION B. LEXICO – GRAMMAR (20 points)

Part 1. (12 pts) Choose the best answer to complete each of the following sentences. Write A, B, C or D in the corresponding numbered boxes provided.
1. The recommendation that all people affected by the storm ______ immediately was approved.
A. be evacuated              B. evacuated              C. would be evacuated        D. being evacuated
2. In that country, students will be ______ admittance to their classroom if they are not properly dressed.
A. declined                      B. deprived                 C. denied                            D. deserted
3. We had an argument last week. Now I want to have a long calm talk with her to ______.
A. have a go                    B. clear the air            C. keep my eyes open         D. jump down my throat
4. The final examinations were hard, but most students ______.
A. pulled out                   B. pulled down           C. pulled through                D. pulled on
5. ______ that my headache had cleared, my brain was also beginning to work much better.
A. For                              B. Despite                   C. Since                               D. Now
6. Vietnam will move towards "normalizing" the Covid-19 pandemic and ______ it an endemic disease.
A. regard                         B. consider                  C. believe                             D. know
7. At around two years of age, many children regularly produce sentences _______ three or four words.
A. are containing            B. containing               C. contained                         D. contains
8. I ______ to the party if I had known Susan was going to be there.
A. will be going              B. will go                     C. would go                         D. would have gone
9. You  think she is coming to the meeting tonight, ______?
A. don’t you                   B. won’t you                 C. isn’t she                          D. doesn’t she
Choose the correct answer A, B, C, or D to indicate the words CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined words in the following question.
10. If you have a food allergy, you should avoid any of the ingredients that can trigger an attack.
A. set up                         B. set apart                   C. set back                            D. set off
Choose the correct answer A, B, C, or D to indicate the word OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word in the following question.
11. He's really out of shape, so he'd better start exercising. Otherwise, he won't be able to join us on the hiking trip next month.
A. out of work                                                                  B. unhealthy and stressed
C. physically fit                                                                D. always joyful
Choose the correct answer A, B, C, or D to indicate the sentence that best completes the following exchange.
12. Maria is thanking Daniel for giving her a lift home.
Maria: “Thanks for taking me to my house.”
Daniel: “You’re welcome. ________________ now that I have a car.”

A. It’s very kind of you to say so                                     B. There’s a first time for everything
C. There’s no doubt about it                                             D. It’s the least I could do
Your answers:
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

Part 2. (8 pts) Read the passage below, which contains 8 mistakes. Identify the mistakes and write the corrections in the corresponding numbered boxes provided.
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To live this life, people need identity. But no everyone can recognize themselves respectively, sometimes there are teenagers who have difficulty in finding their own identity. On the stage of adolescence, no doubt they need a model that they consider incapable of describing what they want to become. This model is called an idol. Idol can come from various domains including sports, mass media, and music, and they can be quite powerful. They give considerable influence on teens, especially if the idol managed to attract young people by their appear, songs, talents, fashion style, achievements, or even their attitude. The teens then slowly began to identify all the things that exist in the idols range from used clothes up to hairdos.
A person who can touch the hearts of teenagers, then that person will be a teen idol. Factors that touch the hearts of teenagers is the ability to understand and encourage the youth, genuine support and acceptance. For teens, idol is the figure that is able to provide inspiration about life. The young people’s need to understand and be understood requires a touch of emotional support to teenagers that gives an unique insight and a wise direction.
Your answers:
  Line Mistake Correction   Line Mistake Correction
1.       5.      
2.       6.      
3.       7.      
4.       8.      

SECTION C. READING (70 points)
Part 1. (15 pts) Read the passage and choose the best answer. Write your answers A, B, C or D in the corresponding numbered boxes provided.
PARENTS SPENDING MORE QUALITY TIME
             Working parents are devoting more quality time to their children than previous generations,  despite time-consuming (1)______, research has shown. The findings of this study go against the (2) ______ that modern parents, especially working mothers, spend less time with their children. The study found that parents devote more than twice as much time on the (3) ______of their chidren than they did 30 years ago. Full-time working parents were found to spend more time with their children than their part-time and non-working counterparts. This time is spent talking to children and enjoying planned (4) ______activities, (5) ______swimming and trips to museum together.
The results of the research (6) ______that parents devote an average of 85 minutes a day to each child. This compares with 25 minutes a day in the (7) ______1970s. And it is predicted that the figure will (8) ______to 100 minutes  a day by 2025.
The study highlighted a new concept of “positive parenting”, where mothers and fathers are (9) ______committed to working hard to be good parents and providing the best material end emotional support for their children. The findings suggest that the “new man” is not a myth. Today’s fathers were found to be more involved in their children’s lives than their own fathers and grandfathers were. More fathers are said to be equal (10) ______in parenting.
During the study, three generations of families were (11) ______on their attitudes to parenting. What is clear is that parents desire an increase in creative involvement (12) ______children, and for family democracy. (13) ______, this increase in parental involvement also (14) ______ an increase in the stress (15) ______ being a parent. In the future, parenting classes could become as commonplace as antenatal classes are today.
1. A. jobs B. work C. positions D. occupations
2. A. saying B. thought C. statement D. claim
   3. A. education B. upbringing C. training D. instruction
4. A. amusement B. free C. leisure D. pleasure
5. A. instead of B. on one hand C. as well as D. such as
6. A. show B. say C. display D. appear
7. A. mid B. middle C. medium D. halfway
8. A. arise B. arouse C. rise D. raise
9. A. equally B. hardly C. similar D. nearly
10. A. couples B. partners C. colleagues D. mates
11. A.questioned B. answered C. asked D. requested
12. A. of B. to C. for D. with
13. A. However B. Therefore C. Although D. Despite
14. A. says B. suggests C. estates D. hints
15. A. for B. of C. in D. to
Your answers:
1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

Part 2. (15 pts) Read the text below and fill in each gap with ONE suitable word. Write the answers in the corresponding numbered boxes provided.
     Body language is a vital form of communication. In (1)______, it is believed that the various forms of body language contribute about 70 percent to our comprehension. It is important to note, (2)_____, that body language varies in different cultures. Take for (3)______, eye movement. In the USA a child is expected to look directly at a parent or teacher (4)______is scolding him/her. In other cultures the opposite is true. Looking directly at a teacher or parent in (5)______a situation is considered a sign of disrespect.
     Another form of body language that is used differently, (6)______on the culture, is distance. In North America people don't generally stand as close to each (7)______as in South America. Two North Americans who don't know each other well will (8)_______a distance of four feet between them, whereas South Americans in the same situation will stand two to three feet apart. North Americans will stand closer (9)______two feet apart only if they (10)_______having a confidential conversation or if there is intimacy between them.
     Gestures are often used to communicate. We point a finger, raise an eyebrow, wave an arm - or move any other (11)______of the body - to show what we want to say. However, this does not mean that people all over the world use the same gestures to express the same meanings. Very often we find that the same gestures can communicate (12)______meanings, depending on the country. An example of a gesture that could be misinterpreted is sticking (13)______the tongue. In many cultures it is a sign of making a (14)______, but in some places it communicates ridicule, intimacy misinterpreted it.
     The dangers of misunderstanding one another are great. Obviously, it is not enough to learn the language of another culture. You must also learn its non-verbal signals if you want to (15)_______ successfully.
(Adapted from "Reading Academic English" by Judy Rapoport, Ronit Broder and Sarah Feingold)
Your answers:
1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
11. 12. 13. 14. 15
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Part 3. (20 pts) Read the following passage and choose the correct answer to each of the questions. Write your answers A, B, C or D in the corresponding numbered boxes provided.
There is a natural balance to all things: life and death, good and bad, happiness and sadness, pleasure and pain. The very idea that you should focus on positives and ignore negatives, likewise with strengths versus weakness, is not only delusional; it’s a recipe for disaster.
Let me tell you a couple of stories to show you how dealing with reality as openly and genuinely as possible is the path to success and happiness, while focusing only on the positives and strengths can destroy your career and your company.
It’s no secret that Steve Jobs was forced out of Apple in 1984 because his management style had become toxic to the company. Much later, Jobs would come to realize that getting fired from the company he cofounded “was the best thing that could have happened” to him. He called it “awful-tasting medicine” that “the patient needed.” He also likened it to life hitting him in the head with a brick.
That forced Jobs to look in the mirror and see the truth that he wasn’t as capable or as strong a leader as he could be. And as he addressed the issues that stood in his way, the result was the founding of NeXT and Pixar, his eventual return to Apple, and the greatest turnaround in corporate history that built the most valuable company on earth.
It’s easy to miss the obvious connection staring us right in the face, that it wasn’t just Apple that had it a wall, fallen on hard times, and found itself in need of a turnaround. The same was true of Jobs. And there was an undeniable connection between the two.
It’s also easy to miss the insightfulness of Jobs’ realization that none of his later achievements would have occurred if he hadn’t faced reality. That sort of introspection only comes from someone who’s had some sort of intervention and gone through gut-wrenching change as a result.
Not to compare myself with Jobs, but the truth is I’ve gotten a couple of those bricks to the head myself. I’ve been fired more than once and lost my wife early in our marriage. But in every case I looked in the mirror, faced what I saw, made some changes, and bounced back stronger than ever.
If I’d just tried to stay positive, focused on my strengths, and searched for the silver lining in the clouds, I never would have figured out what was wrong and become a better person, a better husband, and a better leader. I never would have achieved so much in my career or won my wife back.
While life is full of ups and downs, one thing is certain: if you attempt to filter your consciousness and disallow negative thoughts or make believe the weaknesses holding you back don’t exist, you’ll never get past those hurdles and get to the next stage in your personal and professional development. And neither will your business.
1. What could be the best title for the passage?
A. Being Successful: Ignore the negatives          
B. To Be Successful? Quit Being So Positive
C. Being Successful: Facing with Disasters        
D. To Be Successful? Stop Being So Negative
2. The writer uses the phrase “recipe for disaster in paragraph 1 to stress that ________.  
A. focusing on positives can make the worse become the worst
B. ignoring the negative can be the key to dealing with any problem     
C. focusing on positives and ignoring negatives destroy the reality        
D. ignoring negatives goes against the natural balance to all things
3. The word “likened” in paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to ________.
A. linked               B. associated               C. compared                D. related
4. The writer uses the phrase “the two” in paragraph 5 to refer to ________.
A. strengths and weaknesses                     B. life and death        
C. hard times and turnarounds                  D. happiness and sadness
5. The writer uses the “bricks” (as Steve Jobs did) in paragraph 6 to describe ________.
A. weaknesses he had at the times of being fired
B. hardships he faced with during his professional life   
C. changes he led in order to make turnabouts    
D. interventions he made in his own introspection
6. Which of the following statements is NOT true about Steve Jobs according to the passage?
A. He got fired from Apple because of his poor management style.       
B. He founded NeXT and Pixar to be able to return to Apple.    
C. He made Apple the most valuable company in the world.     
D. He considered being fired from Apple the best lesson learnt.
7. What is true about the story teller when facing failures according to the passage?
A. He tried to stay positive to bounce back stronger.
B. He focused on his strengths as the motivation for turnarounds.         
C. He looked into the way Steve Jobs did to find his own solution.       
D. He examined the situation, making necessary changes to be better.
8. It can be inferred from the passage that ________.
A. Only when you admit the negative as part of your life, you can proceed.
B. Positives and negatives can never go along with each other in reality.          
C. It’s our weaknesses that save us in hardships and calamities.
D. To earn happiness, one has to experience the feeling of sadness.
9. The phrase “filter your consciousness” in the last paragraph mostly means ________.
A. release negative feelings from one’s heart
B. clear one’s mind from worries
C. push negative thoughts out of one’s mind      
D. stay away from possible dangers
10. The tone of the passage is ________.
A. informative                   B. preventive               C. persuasive               D. argumentative

Your answers:
1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Part 4. (10 pts) For questions 1-10 , choose from the people (A-E). The people may be chosen more than once. When more than one answer is required, these may be given in any order.
Which person or people state(s) the following?

1. I used to avoid giving my opinions at work.                     
2. Taking time off for your professional development can
make you feel more self-assured.
3. I never thought I'd be a confident person.
4. I'm not influenced by people's opinions of me.
5. Initially, I misunderstood what confidence was.
6. I find making notes very supportive in my work.
7. I've worked on having a confident appearance.
8. I am realistic about my abilities.
9. My behaviour helps others relax too.
10. Getting things wrong can have a positive result.
 
Your answers

1. ______
2. ______

3. ______
4. ______
5. ______
6. ______
7. ______
8. ______
9. ______
10. ______
  
   CONFIDENT PEOPLE
WHAT’S THEIR SECRET?
Confident people may look as though they were bow that way, but most will tell you that it's a skill they've learned because they had to. Nina Hathway asks Jive people how they did it.

A. Jenny
When I left school I was very shy and I always thought I'd stay that way. I was about twenty-five when I was asked to help out at my daughter's school. I was sure I wouldn't cope, but I surprised myself by doing well and someone there suggested that I should do a university course.
There was a huge knot in my stomach the day I turned up for my first lecture. But my confidence gradually grew - I became more outgoing. Looking back, working at the school was the turning point in my life that has helped everything else fall into place.

B. Michaela
It all started four years ago when my father became ill and I had to take over the family business. I was so scared, I went over the top and became a bit too aggressive and impatient. I thought that was what confident people were like, but gradually I learned otherwise. To be confident you've got to believe in yourself.
If things get too demanding for me at work, I don't let myself feel guilty if I save a number of tasks until the next day. When I'm confronted with something difficult, I tell myself that I've got nothing to lose. It's fear that makes you lack confidence, so I'm always having quiet chats with myself to put aside those fears!

 
C. Lisa
People think I'm very confident but, in fact, the calmer I look, the more terrified I really am. I've had to develop the ability to look confident because it's the most vital thing in TV. Interviewing people has helped me realise that most - if not all — of us get tense in important situations, and we feel calmer when we speak to someone who's genuinely friendly. The best ever piece of advice came from my mother when I was agonising as a teenager about wearing the right clothes. She simply cried, 'Who's looking at you? Everybody's too busy worrying about how they look.' I've found that's well worth remembering.

I also think you gain confidence by tackling things that scare you. When I took my driving test I was so nervous, but I passed. After that I felt sure that I'd never feel so frightened again, and I never have.

D. Barbara
My confidence comes naturally from really enjoying the work I do, but it's something that I've built up over the years. If you just get on with it and learn from any mistakes you make, you're more confident the next time round. I work hard and I'm popular in the restaurant, but it's probable that one out often people doesn't like me. I don't let that affect me. You've got to like yourself for what you are, not try to be what others expect.

My company runs a lot of training courses, and going on those has built up my self-esteem. The company also encourages employees to set manageable targets. It helps no end if you can see you're achieving something tangible, rather than reaching for the stars all at once, and ending up with nothing but air!

E. Kim
After I left college I worked for years as a secretary and would sit in meetings, not always agreeing with what was being said, but too scared to speak up. Eventually, I summoned up the confidence to start making my point. Even so, when I first worked in politics, I'd never spoken in public before and always used to shake like a leaf. I would say to myself, 'Don't be so silly. People do this every day of their lives, so there's no reason why you can't.' I also found it helpful to jot a few things down to refer to - rather like having a comfort blanket!

I don't think there is anyone who isn't a little shaky when it comes to talking publicly. The real secret of confidence is in telling yourself over and over again, 'Nothing is impossible.'

Part 5. (10 pts) Read the following passage and do the tasks that follow
BIRD MIGRATION
A. Birds have many unique design features that enable them to perform such amazing feats of endurance. They are equipped with lightweight, hollow bones, intricately designed feathers providing both lift and thrust for rapid flight, navigation systems superior to any that man has developed, and an ingenious heat conserving design that, among other things, concentrates all blood circulation beneath layers of warm, waterproof plumage, leaving them fit to face life in the harshest of climates. Their respiratory systems have to perform efficiently during sustained flights at attitude, so they have a system of extracting oxygen from their lungs that far exceeds that of any other animal. During the later stages of the summer breeding season, when good is plentiful, their bodies are able to accumulate considerable layers of fat, in order to provide sufficient energy for their long migratory flights.

B. The fundamental reason that birds migrate is to find adequate food during the winter months when it is in short supply. This particularly applies to birds that breed in the temperate and Arctic regions of the Northern Hemisphere, where food is abundant during the short growing season. Many species can tolerate cold temperatures if food is plentiful, but when food is not available they must migrate. However, intriguing questions remain.

C. One puzzling fact is that many birds journey much further than would be necessary just to find food and good weather. Nobody knows, for instance, why British swallows, which could presumably survive equally well if they spent the winter in equatorial Africa, instead fly several thousands of miles further to their preferred winter home in South Africa’s Cape Province. Another mystery involves the huge migrations performed by arctic terns and mudflat-feeding shorebirds that breed close to Polar Regions. In general, the further north a migrant species breeds, the further south it spends the winter. For arctic terns this necessitates an annual round trip of 25,000 miles. Yet, en route to their final destination in far-flung southern latitudes, all these individuals overfly other areas of seemingly suitable habitat spanning two hemispheres. While we may not fully understand birds’ reasons for going to particular places, we can marvel at their feats.

D. One of the greatest mysteries is how young birds know how to find the traditional wintering areas without parental guidance. Very few adults migrate with juveniles in tow, and youngsters may even have little or no inkling of their parents’ appearance. A familiar example is that of the cuckoo, which lays its eggs in another species’ nest and never encounters its young again. It is mind boggling to consider that, once raised by its host species, the young cuckoo makes it own way to ancestral wintering grounds in the tropics before returning single-handedly to northern Europe the next season to seek out a mate among its own kind. The obvious implication is that it inherits from its parents an inbuilt route map and direction-finding capability, as well as a mental image of what another cuckoo looks like. Yet nobody has the slightest idea as to how this is possible.

E. Mounting evidence has confirmed that birds use the positions of the sun and stars to obtain compass directions. They seem also to be able to detect the earth’s magnetic field, probably due to having minute crystals of magnetite in the region of their brains. However, true navigation also requires an awareness of position and time, especially when lost. Experiments have shown that after being taken thousands of miles over an unfamiliar landmass, birds are still capable of returning rapidly to nest sites. Such phenomenal powers are the product of computing a number of sophisticated cues, including an inborn map of the night sky and the pull of the earth’s magnetic field. How the birds use their ‘instruments’ remains unknown, but one thing is clear: they see the world with a superior sensory perception to ours. Most small birds migrate at night and take their direction from the position of the setting sun. However, as well as seeing the sun go down, they also seem to see the plane of polarized light caused by it, which calibrates their compass. Traveling at night provides other benefits. Daytime predators are avoided and the danger of dehydration due to flying for long periods in warm, sunlit skies is reduced. Furthermore, at night the air is generally cool and less turbulent and so conducive to sustained, stable flight.

F. Nevertheless, all journeys involve considerable risk, and part of the skill in arriving safely is setting off at the right time. This means accurate weather forecasting, and utilizing favorable winds. Birds are adept at both, and, in laboratory tests, some have been shown to detect the minute difference in barometric pressure between the floor and ceiling of a room. Often birds react to weather changes before there is any visible sign of them. Lapwings, which feed on grassland, flee west from the Netherlands to the British Isles, France and Spain at the onset of a cold snap. When the ground surface freezes the birds could starve. Yet they return to Holland ahead of a thaw, their arrival linked to a pressure change presaging an improvement in the weather.

G. In one instance, a Welsh Manx shearwater carried to America and released was back in its burrow on Skokholm Island, off the Pembrokeshire coast, one day before a letter announcing its release! Conversely, each autumn a small number of North American birds are blown across the Atlantic by fast-moving westerly tail winds. Not only do they arrive safely in Europe, but, based on ringing evidence, some make it back to North America the following spring, after probably spending the winter with European migrants in sunny African climes.

The reading passage has seven paragraphs, A-G. Choose the most suitable heading for paragraphs A-G from the list of headings below. Write the appropriate numbers (i -x) in corresponding numbered boxes in boxes 1-6. (0) has been done for you.
 
List of headings
i         The best moment to migrate

ii        The unexplained rejection of closer feeding ground

iii       The influence of weather on the migration route
iv       Physical characteristics that allow birds to migrate
v        The main reason why birds migrate
vi       The best wintering grounds for birds
vii      Research findings on how birds migrate
viii     Successful migration despite trouble of wind
ix       Contrast between long-distance migration and short-distance migration
x        Mysterious migration despite lack of teaching

0. Paragraph A ____  iv ___
1. Paragraph B __________  
2. Paragraph C __________
3. Paragraph D __________              
4. Paragraph E __________
5. Paragraph F __________               
6. Paragraph G __________
Complete the sentences below using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS OR NUMBER
7. It is a great mystery that young birds like cuckoos can find their wintering grounds without ______.
8. Evidence shows birds can tell directions like a ______ by observing the sun and the stars.
9. One advantage for birds flying at night is that they can avoid contact with ______.
10. Laboratory tests show that birds can detect weather without ______ signs.
Your answers:
1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
6. 7. 8. 9. 10.


SECTION D. WRITING (60 points)
Part 1. (10 pts) Complete the second sentence so that it has the same meaning as the first one. Use the word given in capital letters and the word mustn’t be altered in any way.
  1. She found her book so interesting that she didn’t even hear me.                     (ENGROSSED)
She ________________________________ even hear me.
  1. Please don't stop your work.                                                                              (CARRY)   
Please ________________________________ your work.
  1. Mary didn’t feel like going on a camping safari because of the bad weather.  (MOOD)
Mary was _________________________ going on a camping safari because of the bad weather
  1. Learning to ski seemed a waste of time to me.                                                 (POINT)
I couldn’t ________________________________ learning to ski.
  1. A heavy fall of snow prevented them from getting home that night.                (ABLE)
Due to the heavy fall of snow, they ________________________________ home that night.

Part 2. (20 pts) One of your close friends is coming to visit your city for a couple of days. You have made arrangements so that you can spend some time with your friend. However, for some unforeseeable reasons, you won’t be available any more. Write to your friend to apologize and explain the reasons, and tell him/ her what to do.
Write an e-mail to your friend (about 80-100 words). Use your name as Trang. DO NOT write any addresses.
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Part 3. (30 pts) Your English teacher has asked you to write a story (100-120 words) for your school story writing competition. Your story MUST begin with the following sentence:
It was the strangest-looking restaurant I had ever seen
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______ THE END______
 

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