Secondary school entrance exam_033

I-PRONUNCIATION

Choose the word whose main stress is placed differently from the others.

1. A. sunny B. highland C. typhoon D. flashlight

2. A. nuclear B. suggest C. solar D. faucet

Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently.

3. A. wanted B. needed C. liked D. planted

4. A. meat B. seat C. please D. pleasure

5. A. cough B. through C. enough D. laugh

II-VOCABULARY & GRAMMAR

 

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yphoon 	D. flashlight 
A. nuclear	B. suggest	C. solar	D. faucet
Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently. 
A. wanted 	B. needed	C. liked 	D. planted 
A. meat 	B. seat 	C. please 	D. pleasure 
A. cough	B. through	C. enough	D. laugh
II-VOCABULARY & GRAMMAR
Choose the word (A, B, C or D) that best completes the sentence.
We are talking about the preservation of __________resources.
	A. nature	B. natural	C. naturally	D. naturalize
The air in the city is very __________.
	A. pollute	B. polluted	C. pollution	D. pollutant
A large number of inhabitants have made __________ on how to protect the environment.
	A. suggest	B. to suggest	C. suggestion	D. suggested
She stays at home because she has to take care of her baby.
	A. look at	B. look after	C. look up	D. look for
What can we do to spend less __________lighting?
	A. in	B. on	C. about	D. of
– Well done Paul! -__________. 
	A. You are welcome	 B. Thanks 	C. I’m sorry	D. You are very nice
You were standing there while I was walking __________my groom. 
	A. forward	B. throughout	C. towards	D. until
Mid-Autumn Festival is on the 15th of the eighth __________month. 
	A. moon	B. sun	C. solar	D. lunar
A(n) __________is a sudden, violent shaking of the earth’s surface. 
	A. snowstorm 	B. earthquake 	C. volcano 	D. typhoon
Many reports in newspapers talked about the __________of UFOs. 
	A. appear 	B. appearance 	C. appeared 	D. appearing
A person who travels in a spacecraft is called a(n) __________.
	A. astronaut 	B. spaceman 	C. cosmonaut 	D. All are correct
Tet is a festival __________occurs in late January or early February. 
	A. that	B. which	C. what	D. A&B
You will fail the exam, __________you study harder.
	A. as 	B. if 	C. unless 	D. although
What would you do if you__________ in my position?
	A. are	B. were 	C. am	D. is 
Scientists say that if people see a UFO, it __________be a spacecraft. 
	A. will 	B. might 	C. is 	D. was
III-ERROR IDENTIFICATION
Choose the words or phrases that needs correction.
He couldn’t sleep, so he turned off the TV to watch some programs.
	A	B	C	D
Nam asked Mai what could he do to help her
	A	B	C	D
The man to who you have just spoken, is the secretary. 
	A	B	C	D
What would life be if there are no water? 
	A	B	C	D
Jane used to living with her grandparents when she was a child.
	A	B	C	D
IV-GAP-FILL
Find the best choice to complete the passage below.
Nowadays, people are destroying rain forests of the earth seriously. It is (26)_______that every year 100,000 (27)_______kilometers of rain forests are destroyed for (28)_______of wood paper and fuel as well as for the residence and (29)_______land. Rain forests are very important for the world’s climate. They receive the rainfall on the earth and produce a large amount of the world’s oxygen. Destroying rain forests, (30)_______ , is destroying our environment. Saving rain forests is a(n) (31)_______ problem. Nations need cooperation to save rain forests, if not, it will be late.
 A. exhausted 	B. pleasure	C. interesting	D. estimated
 A. square	B. cross	C. round	D. heart
 A. bring	B. supply	C. support	D. suggest
 A. planting	B. field	C. farming	D. rice
 A. moreover	B. however	C. so	D. therefore
 A. national	B. international	C. worldwide	D. world
V-WRITING
Read the passage carefully, then answer the following questions.
The zipper is a wonderful invention. They are very common so we forget that they are wonderful. They are strong, but they open and close very easily. They come in many colors and sizes. In 1810s, people in the US wore high shoes or clothes with long row of buttons. It was hard for them to wear anything. They wanted an easier way to put on and take off clothes. White comb Judson invented the first zipper in 1839. He called it a slide fastener.
A zipper has three parts. There are dozens of metal or plastic teeth in two rows. These are fastened to two flexible strips of cloth. A fastener slides along and fastens the teeth together. When it slides the other way, it takes the teeth apart.
Is the zipper a wonderful invention?
When did people in the US wear high shoes or clothes with long row of buttons?
How many parts does a zipper have?
Are there dozens of silver teeth in two rows?
Is there a fastener which slides and fastens the teeth together?
Rewrite the following sentences as directed.
 “What did you do yesterday?” Ann asked Sue. (use reported speech)
Lan made a nice cake on her mother’s birthday. (change into passive)
He doesn’t study hard, so he can’t pass the exam. (use conditional clause type 2)
It is raining heavily, so we can’t go out. (use I wish…)
He gave up smoking because it is bad for his health. (Write a question for the underlined part)
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ANSWER KEYS
I-PRONUNCIATION
Choose the word whose main stress is placed differently from the others.
A. sunny 	B. highland 	C. typhoon 	D. flashlight 
A. nuclear	B. suggest	C. solar	D. faucet
Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently. 
A. wanted 	B. needed	C. liked 	D. planted 
A. meat 	B. seat 	C. please 	D. pleasure 
A. cough	B. through	C. enough	D. laugh
II-VOCABULARY & GRAMMAR
Choose the word (A, B, C or D) that best completes the sentence.
We are talking about the preservation of __________resources.
	A. nature	B. natural	C. naturally	D. naturalize
The air in the city is very __________.
	A. pollute	B. polluted	C. pollution	D. pollutant
A large number of inhabitants have made __________on how to protect the environment.
	A. suggest	B. to suggest	C. suggestion	D. suggested
She stays at home because she has to take care of her baby.
	A. look at	B. look after	C. look up	D. look for
What can we do to spend less __________lighting?
	A. in	B. on	C. about	D. of
– Well done Paul! __________.
	A. You are welcome	B. Thanks 	C. I’m sorry	D. You are very nice
You were standing there while I was walking __________my groom. 
	A. forward	B. throughout	C. towards	D. until
Mid-Autumn Festival is on the 15th of the eighth __________month. 
	A. moon	B. sun	C. solar	D. lunar
A(n) __________is a sudden, violent shaking of the earth’s surface. 
	A. snowstorm 	B. earthquake 	C. volcano 	D. typhoon
Many reports in newspapers talked about the __________of UFOs. 
	A. appear 	B. appearance 	C. appeared 	D. appearing
A person who travels in a spacecraft is called a(n) __________.
	A. astronaut 	B. spaceman 	C. cosmonaut 	D. All are correct
Tet is a festival __________occurs in late January or early February. 
	A. that	B. which	C. what	D. A&B
You will fail the exam, __________you study harder.
	A. as 	B. if 	C. unless 	D. although
What would you do if you__________ in my position?
	A. are	B. were 	C. am	D. is 
Scientists say that if people see a UFO, it __________be a spacecraft. 
	A. will 	B. might 	C. is 	D. was
III-ERROR IDENTIFICATION
Choose the words or phrases that needs correction.
He couldn’t sleep, so he turned off the TV to watch some programs. [turned on]
	A	B	C	D
Nam asked Mai what could he do to help her. [he could]
	A	B	C	D
The man to who you have just spoken, is the secretary. [to whom]
	A	B	C	D
What would life be if there are no water? [were]
	A	B	C	D
Jane used to living with her grandparents when she was a child. [live]
	A	B	C	D
IV-GAP-FILL
Find the best choice to complete the passage below.
Valentine's day is always (26)_______February 14. It's not a (27)_______day. On weekends, schools are open. Banks are open. People go to work. Life goes on as usual, but there is one (28)_______. People give cards and gifts to their friends and people they love. They say, 'Be my Valentine'.
There are many kinds of Valentine cards. Some people make cards. Most people (29)_______them. Men and women often give each other romantic cards. These cards say, 'I love you'. The husband give romantic cards to their wives.
Flowers and candies are popular gifts on Valentine's Day. Many people give red roses (30)_______ people they love. Stores sell chocolates and other candies in heart shapes.
A. for 	B. at 	C. in 	D. on 
A. national 	B. natural 	C. regional 	D. educational 
A. different 	B. difference 	C. differently 	D. differ 
A. buy 	B. give 	C. get 	D. sell 
A. at 	B. for 	C. no word 	D. to 
V-WRITING
Read the passage carefully, then answer the following questions.
Christmas is the biggest festival of the year in most western countries. Celebrations start on December 24, Christmas Eve, although there have been several weeks of preparation beforehand. The Christmas tree and all the presents, food, drinks and decorations have been bought. Christmas cards have already been sent to friends and relatives. Christmas Day, December 25, is the biggest day of the holiday. On the Christmas morning, children open the presents that are in their socks. The traditional Christmas dinner consists of roast turkey with potatoes and various other vegetables.
Is Christmas the biggest festival of the year in most western countries?
Yes, it is.	
When does Celebrations start?
They start on 24th December.	
What have been bought?
The Christmas tree and all the presents, food, drinks and decorations have been bought.	
Do children open the presents in the evening?
No, they don’t.	
What does the traditional Christmas dinner consists of?
It consists of roast turkey with potatoes and various other vegetables.	
Rewrite the following sentences as directed.
 “Where are you going on your holidays?” I asked them. (use reported speech)
I asked them where they were going on their holidays.	
People built this bridge ten years ago. (change into passive)
This bridge was built ten year ago.	
He is tired, so he can’t score any goals. (use conditional clause)
If he weren’t tired, he could score some goals.	
I can’t play basketball well because of my height. (use because)
I can’t play basketball well because I was short/ wasn’t tall enough.	
The children are playing soccer in the ga

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