Đề thi khảo sát học sinh giỏi cấp huyện môn Tiếng Anh Lớp 8 - Năm học 2012-2013 - Trường THCS Yết Kiêu (Có đáp án)

II. Answer the questions:

 Read the following passage then answer the questions below: (10 points)

 Every year people in many countries learn English. Some of them are young children. Others are teenagers. Many are adults. Some learn at school. Others study by themselves. A few learn English just by hearing the language in films, on television, in the office or among their friends. Most people must work hard to learn English.

 Why do all these people learn English? It’s not difficult to answer this question. Many boys and girls learn English at school because it is one of their subjects. Many adults learn English because it is useful for their work. Teenagers often learn English for their higher studies because some of their books are in English at the college or university. Other people learn English because they want to read newspapers or magazines in English.

 

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I _____ the cartoons on TV every Saturday last summer.
	A. watches	B. are watching	C. watch	D. watched
23. He ____________ first to Canada and then to the USA in the 1870s.
	A. experiments 	 B. worked 	C. emigrated	D. invented
24. My English is not_________ to be a member of your English speaking club.
	A. enough good 	B. good enough 	C. enough bad	D. bad enough 
25. Mai is too young to look after ____________
A. herself 	 B. myself 	C. himself 	D. yourself 
26. I can't go to the cinema tonight. I _______do my homework.
	A. should 	B. must 	C. have to 	 D. ought
27. Why did Nam have to cook dinner?-._________his mother got home late.
A. Although 	 	B. But 	C. So 	D. Because 
28."Don’t shout", I said to Jim.
	A. I told Jim don't shout	B. I told to Jim not to shout
	C. I told Jim not to shout	D. I said to Jim don't shout.
29. John has lived in Paris .................. last summer.
A. yet	B. in	C. since	D. for
30. The Sun _________in the East. 
A. rised	B. is rising	C. rise	D. rises
II. Find and correct the mistakes: (5 points)
1. These color televisions are too expensive for we to buy at this time.
 A B 	 C D
2. You must not let children to play in the kitchen because it is a dangerous place.
	 A	 B	 C	 D
3. Let’s me help you with the housework so that you can have enough time for your 
 A 	 	 B	 C	 D 
homework.
4.The armchair is in the living room, among the TV and the sofa.
 A 	 B	 C	 D
5. The course begins in 12 May and ends sometimes in August.
 A B C D
III. Complete the following sentences with the correct form of words with the capital words at the beginning of sentences: (5 points)
1. NEIGHBOR 	I know all the boys who live in my
2. FRIEND	People in the countryside is
3. FLY	 All .between Paris and Hanoi have been cancelled due to fog
4. KNOW	Taxi drivers have to have a very good ..on the street names.
5. COMFORT	The hotel was large and .. 
IV. Put each verb in brackets into an appropriate form.(5points)
1. They (watch)............... their favorite TV programmes at the moment.
2. Mary and John are neighbors. They ( know)............ each other for a long time.
3. My mother is too tired ( cook)................ tonight.
4. Look at the car. The driver (drive) ..........too fast. I think He (hit) ...............the cyclist.
5. The children (play)..................... when It started to rain.
D. READING ( 30 POINTS)
I. Fill in the blanks :
1. Read the text below and think of the word which best fits space .Use only one word in each space 
( 10 points)
One of the (1)  beautiful part of Britain is the Lake District. The Lake District is situated in the north-west of England. (2)  consists of high hills, mountains and, (3)  course, lakes. There are sixteen (4) in all. The largest one (5) .. Lake Windermere.
Every year more than fourteen million people (6) . Britain and abroad visit the Lake District. They (7) .there to enjoy the fresh air and the scenery. Some go to walk in the mountains. (8) . sail boats on the lakes or simply sit admiring the magnificent views. Unfortunately, the region is becoming the victim of its own success in attracting (9) . There are also (10)  people coming to the Lake District. They threaten to destroy the peace and quiet which many are searching for there.
Answer:
1..	2..	3	4	 5..
6..	7	8	9	 10.
2. Read the passage. Then choose the suitable word to fill in the blank (10 points)
	Mr. and Mrs. Gray live in a big city, and they (1).a son. His name is Peter, and he doesn’t like(2).. One day Mrs. Gray said(3).her husband, “Living in the city all the time isn’t good(4).Peter. “So last summer they found a small house in the country and took Peter(5).for a vacation.
	When they arrived(6). the house, Mrs. Gray said to Peter, “We are going to stay(7). for two weeks.”
	The boy ran (8).the house and looked in all the rooms, and he ran back to (9).mother and said to her, “ I haven’t found the bathtub, Mom. Where is it?”
	“This is a(10).small house, Peter,” his mother said. “This is going to be a very nice vacation.”
1.
a. have
b. had
c. are having
d. has
2.
a. washing
b. washed
c. to wash
d.being washed
3.
a. for
b. with
c. about
d. to
4.
a. to
b. with
c. for 
d. at
5.
a. here
b. there
c. house
d. countryside
6.
a. at
b. in
c. to 
d. around
7.
a. there
b. this house
c. here
d. this place
8.
a. into
b. to
c. at
d. from
9.
a. him
b. his
c. it
d. its
10.
a. every
b. very
c. so
d. too
II. Answer the questions: 
 Read the following passage then answer the questions below: (10 points)
	Every year people in many countries learn English. Some of them are young children. Others are teenagers. Many are adults. Some learn at school. Others study by themselves. A few learn English just by hearing the language in films, on television, in the office or among their friends. Most people must work hard to learn English.
	Why do all these people learn English? It’s not difficult to answer this question. Many boys and girls learn English at school because it is one of their subjects. Many adults learn English because it is useful for their work. Teenagers often learn English for their higher studies because some of their books are in English at the college or university. Other people learn English because they want to read newspapers or magazines in English.
1. According to the writer. English is learnt by...............
A. young children	B. adults	C. teenagers	D. all are correct
2. In the line 2 of the second part, the word “it” refers to..........
A. country	 B. young children	C. English	D. question
3. Where do many boys and girls learn English?
A. at home	B. at school	 C. in evening class D. in the office
4. Why do adults learn English?
A. Because they want to see movies in English	B. Because they need it for their job.
C. Because they are forced to learn it	 D. Because it’s not difficult to learn.
5. What of the following is NOT mentioned in the passage?
A. Children like reading English newspapers	 B. People in many countries learn English
C. English is one subject in school.	D. Some books are written in English.
D. WRITING (30 POINTS)
I. Write the sentences, using the cue words (5 points)
1.When/ we/ children/we/ used/ listen/ grandma’s old folktales after dinner.
.
2.You/ can/ tell me/ best ways/ learn new word?
.
3.She/ will/ travel/ the North/ because/ she/ have/ three-week vacation.
.................................
4.She/ have to/ house work/ all day after/ mother/ died.
.
5.I/ not/ see/ him/ since/ we/ leave/ school
.
II. Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first (10 points)
1. He is strong. He can carry that table. 
=>He .....................................................................................................................
2. “Can you lend me some money? “ Henry said to Susan.
=>Henry............................................................................................................
3. “Could you help me with my English speaking, Ba” asked Minh.
=>Minh told ............................................................................................................
4. The front yard is too small to play soccer in. 
=>The front yard isn’t................................................................................................
5. Keeping the environment clean is very important
 =>It is .........................................................................................................................
6. Peter spent three hours repainting his house.
=>It is ......................................................................................................................... 
7. Hoa hasn’t written to her parents for three months.
 =>The last time.............................................................................................................
8. Tom started learning English in 1990.
 =>Tom has .................................................................................................................
9. Farmers don’t have as many days off as student.
=> Farmers have........................................................................................................
10. The children couldn’t go swimming because it was very cold.
=> It was too ............................................................................................................
V. Write a short paragraph of 100-> 130 words about your friend(15 points)
...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
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HƯỚNG DẪN CHẤM ĐỀ THI KHẢO SÁT 
HỌC SINH GIỎI CẤP HUYỆN
Năm học: 2012 – 2013
MÔN: TIẾNG ANH – LỚP 8
A. LISTENING(5MS)
Each correct answer gets 0,5 ms 
 1.energy	2. many 3. reduce	 4. transport	5.natural
 6. solar 	7.effective 	8. moreover	 	9. money 10.environment
B.PHONETICS (5MS)
 Choose the word that has the underlined part pronounced differently 
1. d 	2.c	3.b	4.d	5.a
C. GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARY ( 30MS)
I. Choose the right words or phr

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