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S GIO DC V O TO K THI TUYN SINH VO LP 10 H CHUYN


LONG AN MN THI: TING ANH ( CHUYN )
Ngy thi: 05/07/2012
CHNH THC Thi gian lm bi: 120 pht ( Khng k thi gian pht )

LU : TH SINH LM BI TRN T PHIU TR LI ( ANSWER SHEET ),
KHNG LM BI TRC TIP LN THI NY

I. Read the text and questions below. For each question, choose the correct letter A,B,C or D.
( 1 point )
Craigie Aitchison
The painter Craigie Aitchitson was born in Scotland. He came to London intending to study law, but
went to art school instead. There he found the traditional drawing classes difficult, but still kept on
painting.
In his late twenties, he was given money by the Italian government to study art, and became
interested in early Italian artists, which shows in some of his work. He loved the greens and browns
of the Italian fields and the clear light there, and wanted to put this light into his paintings.
This led him to paint colors thinly one on top of another from light to dark, but he insists hes never
sure what the results will be. He says, Its a secret because I dont know myself. I dont start by
painting yellow, knowing Im going to put anything on top. Like most talented people, Atchison
makes it sound easy. Anyone can do the colors you can buy them. I simply notice what you put
the colors next to.
Unlike some artists, he never does drawings before he starts a painting, as he feels that if he did, he
might get bored and not do the paintings afterwards. Instead, Aitchison changes his paintings many
times before they are finished. This explains why his favorite models are people who dont ask to see
their pictures while hes painting them. If I feel theyre worried and want to look at the painting, I
cant do it.
Since moving to London years ago, he has not felt part of the Scottish painting scene. He says he is
not interested in following any tradition, but just paints the way he can. However, his work still
influences young British painters.
1. What is the writer trying to do in the text?
A. describe popular works by Craigie Aitchison
B. teach readers how to paint like Craigie Aitchison
C. introduce readers to the artist Craigie Aitchison
D. explain how Craigie Aitchison has made money from painting
2. What can the reader learn about Aitchison from the text?
A. He works in a different way from other artists.
B. He often gets bored with his paintings.

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C. He improved his drawing by going to art school.
D. He did some paintings for the Italian government.
3. What does Aitchison say about his use of color?
A. He likes starting with the darkest colors first.
B. He knows the colors hes aiming for when he begins.
C. He prefers to paint with yellows, greens, and browns.
D. He understands how different colors work together.
4. Aitchison prefers models who dont
A. keep talking to him while hes working.
B. ask him about his strange method of working.
C. worry about how long the work will take.
D. feel anxious to see the work as its developing.
5. What might a visitor at an exhibition say about Aitchisons work?
A. I love his recent paintings of Scotland,
which are very similar to a number of
other Scottish painters.
B. You can still see the influence of his
trip to Italy in some of these pictures.
C. You can tell he spent a lot of time
drawing the picture before he started
painting.
D. I wonder if his law training helps him
at all, especially in selling his work .
II. Read the text below and choose the correct word for each space. ( 1 point )
San Francisco
San Francisco lies on the coast of Northern California. The earliest Europeans to discover the area
were led by a Spanish explorer (1) _____ name was Gaspar de Portola.
He first saw it in 1769. Surprisingly, (2) _____ San Francisco Bay is a wonderful natural harbor, it
was discovered by land rather than by sea.
In 1849, people (3) _____ in San Francisco in their thousands hoping to find gold. However, it was
not the men looking for the gold that got rich. The richest people (4) _____ their money from
owning banks and law firms and they built themselves large houses on one of the hills. This was
known as Nob Hill.
Nowadays, tourists are attracted to San Francisco because there they can see famous places like
Chinatown and the Golden Gate Bridge. Many even (5) _____ the short boat trip to the island of
Alcatraz to see the former prison.
1. A. who B. whose C. what D. which
2. A. if B. unless C. although D. despite
3. A. reached B. arrived C. entered D. approached
4. A. did B. became C. made D. brought
5. A. take B. spend C. go D. travel

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III. Read the text below and think of the word which best fits each space. Use only ONE word
in each space. There is an example at the beginning (0). ( 1 point )
Example: (0) role
Computers play a (0) _____ in our everyday lives, sometimes without us even realizing it. Consider
the use (1) _____ computers in both shops and offices. Big shops, especially chain stores with
branches (2) _____ over the country, have to deal with very large amounts of information. They
have to make (3) _____ there are enough goods on the shelves for customers to buy, they need to be
able to re-order before stocks (4) _____ out, to decide which things are selling well and so on. All
these processes (5) _____ performed quickly and efficiently by computers.
IV. Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using
the word given. DO NOT CHANGE THE WORD GIVEN. You must use between TWO
and FIVE words, including the word given. Here is an example (0). ( 2 points )
Examples: (0) Two years ago, Maria started learning German.
for
Maria has been learning German for two years.
1. The bread was too stale to eat.
fresh
The bread _________________________ to eat.
2. The thief suddenly realized that the police were watching him.
watched
The thief suddenly realized that he _________________________ by the police.
3. Andrew set off for the supermarket despite the heavy rain.
though
Andrew set off for the supermarket, even _________________________ heavily.
4. Nobody apart from my mother thought I would win the race.
person
My mother _________________________ thought I would win the race.
5. Would you prefer to have a table by the window? the waiter asked.
we
The waiter asked us _________________________ to have a table by the window.
6. He managed to make some extra money by writing stories.
so
He wrote stories _________________________ to make some extra money.
7. Be careful or youll hurt yourself.
If
Youll hurt yourself _________________________ careful.


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8. Id rather you didnt use that red pen.
mind
Would _________________________ that red pen?
9. Im afraid these jeans have a hole in them.
there
Im afraid that _________________________ these jeans.
10. Ive never seen a match as good as this before.
match
This is the _________________________ seen.
V. Complete each sentence with a suitable preposition. ( 1 point )

1. Am I expected to know all the telephones _____ heart?
2. I am not good _____ math. I think I have to spend more time on it.
3. You can find details of all our products _____ our website.
4. The train will be leaving _____ a few minutes.
5. Hanh cant go to the movies with us tonight. She will have to look _____ her little sister.
VI. Complete each sentence with the correct form of the verb. ( 1 point )
1. He ( be ) __________ to the theater three times this month.
2. Ill walk along the beach while you ( bathe ) __________ .
3. Just as I ( leave ) __________ home for school the telephone rang.
4. The only thing I havent got is a garden. If I ( have ) __________ one, I would grow a lot of
flowers.
5. Avoid ( use ) __________ the infinitive after the expression its no use.
VII. Choose the letter A,B,C or D to show the underlined part that needs correction. ( 1 point )
1. Mary suggests that he go out for a walk although he doesnt want to.
A B C D

2. In Western countries people usually celebrate New Year in January 1
st
.
A B C D

3. She finds the work she has to do quite easily; boredom is her biggest problem.
A B C D

4. The biologist found some pollutants, a little of which can be considered very harmful to fish and
other living organisms in the river. A B C
D

5. I used to like reading books about unexplained things like ghosts and UFOs because I have never
A B C D
read any recently.

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VIII. Pronunciation. ( 1 point )
A. Choose the word whose main stress is placed differently from the others.
1. A. throughout B. advance C. sewage D. typhoon
2. A. gemstone B. considerate C. ultimately D. profitable

B. Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the others.
3. A. object B. solar C. logical D. geography
4. A. charged B. replaced C. laughed D. watched
5. A. plaid B. plain C. main D. maid

IX. Read the text below. Use the word given in capitals at the end of each line to form a word
that fits in the space in the same line. ( 1 point )

WEATHER FORECASTING
Before the (1).... of instruments to measure weather
conditions, people relied on their own observations of the wind and the sky as
well as the (2)....of birds and animals in connection with
different types of weather. Many rhymes that have an association with the
weather have become popular over the centuries. In the short term, a saying like
red sky in the morning, sailors warning, often proves to be
(3).....accurate. However, it is very unlikely that next
years summer can be predicted from this years winter. Such predictions cant be
considered (4).in precise weather forecasting. Proof
of this can be (5).....in past records.
Nowadays, all aspects of the weather such as hours of sunshine and rainfall are
observed on a daily basic by meteorological stations with specialized equipment.

1. INVENT
2. BEHAVE


3. SURPRISE
4. USE
5. FIND



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S GIO DC V O TO K THI TUYN SINH VO LP 10 H CHUYN
LONG AN NM HC: 2012 - 2013
HNG DN CHM MN THI TING ANH
I. S im ti a cho phn ny l 1. Mi cu chn ng phng n theo hng dn chm ny
c 0,2 im.
1. C 2. A 3. D 4. D 5. B
II. S im ti a cho phn ny l 1. Mi v tr chn ng phng n theo hng dn chm
ny c 0,2 im.
1. B 2. C 3. B 4. C 5. A
III. S im ti a cho phn ny l 1. Mi v tr vit ng t theo hng dn chm ny c
0,2 im.
1. of 2. all 3. sure/certain 4. run/sell 5. are/get

IV. S im ti a cho phn ny l 2. Mi cu vit ng theo hng dn chm ny c 0,2
im.

1. was not fresh enough
2. was being watched
3. though it was raining
4. was the only one / person who / that
5. if/whether we wanted/preferred/would prefer/like
6. so as
7. if you are not
8. you mind not using
9. there is a hole in
10. best match I have ( ever )
V. S im ti a cho phn ny l 1. Mi v tr vit ng t theo hng dn chm ny c
0,2 im.
1. by 2. at 3. on 4. in 5 after
VI. S im ti a cho phn ny l 1. Mi v tr vit ng t theo hng dn chm ny c
0,2 im.
1. has been
2. are bathing
3. was leaving
4. had
5. using

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VII. S im ti a cho phn ny l 1. Mi v tr chn ng phng n theo hng dn
chm ny c 0,2 im.
1. D 2. D 3. B 4. A 5. D

VIII. S im ti a cho phn ny l 1. Mi cu chn ng phng n theo hng dn chm
ny c 0,2 im.
1. C 2. B 3. B 4. A 5. A
IX. S im ti a cho phn ny l 1. Mi v tr vit ng t theo hng dn chm ny c
0,2 im.
1. invention
2. behavior
3. surprisingly
4. useful
5. found