Đề thi vào lớp 10 (3)
Trương Văn Ánh
Đại học Sài Gòn
I. Choose the word that best completes each of these sentences: (2.5ms)
1. I ________ the engineer is listening to the music now.
A. think B. am thinking C. thought D. have thought
2. The boss told the employees ________ in the factory.
A. don`t smoke B. not to smoke C. didn `t smoke D. no smoking
3. The customs officer_________ search his truck.
A. used often to B. used to often C. often used to D. often used








4. The report on TV was very _________ .
A. interesting B. interested C. interest D. to interest
5. The audience in the stadium was very ___________ .
A. exciting B. excited C. excites D. to excite
6. Recently mother has put ________ weight.
A. in B. for C. on D. none is needed








7. English people never speak to him. He _________ speak to them first.
A. may B. can C. must D. should
8. When we go out, we ________ always wear new clothes.
A. mustn `t B. can `t C. shouldn `t D. needn `t
9. Now he is standing ______ the corner , waiting for her.
A. on B. at C. in D. Both A and B
10. He came at six o` clock. He ____________ all the evening since then.
A. has danced B. has been dancing C. danced D. was dancing








II. Each sentence has a mistake. Identify it by choosing A, B, C, or D: (0.5 m)
1. She wish she has a modern computer now.
A B C D
2. I will call you when I will have time.
A B C D









III. Use the correct form of the word given to complete each sentence: (1m)
1. Everything has its_________ (limit).
2. They will take a _________ (leisure) bicycle ride here.
3. We should preserve our _________ ( nature) resources.
4. They are clearing all the _________(pollute) off the beach.
5. Her daughter has a good _________ (appear).
6. He has a fine stamp_________ (collect).








IV: Reading: (3.5ms)
A. Gap-filling:
Technology, general term for the processes by (1) _______ human beings fashion tools and machines to increase their control and understanding of the material (3) _______. The term is derived from the Greek words tekhnē, which refers to an art or craft, and logia, meaning an area of study; thus, technology means, literally, the study, or science, of crafting.








Many historians of science argue not only that technology is an essential condition of advanced, industrial civilization (3) _______ also that the rate of technological change has developed its own momentum in recent centuries. Innovations now (4) _______ to appear at a rate that increases geometrically, (5) _______ respect to geographical limits or political systems. These innovations tend to transform traditional cultural systems, frequently with unexpected social consequences. Thus technology can be conceived as both a creative and a destructive (6) _______.








1/ A. that B. which C. whom D. what
2/ A. air B. atmosphere C. surroundings D. environment
3/ A. and B. but C. or D. so
4/ A. like B. want C. love D. seem
5/ A. for B. by C. with D. without
6/ A. work B. task C. process D. assignment









B. True-false:
HOW DO THEY SHOOT A MOVIE?
Lots of work has to be done before the filming begins. The producer and director plan how and when they will film each scene.
A movie is filmed scene by scene, and a scene is filmed shot by shot. The scenes are not usually filmed in the order that you see them in the movie. Sometimes the weather is bad and an outdoor scene cannot be filmed. Big, fancy sets take a long time to build. Scenes using these sets are often shot later even though you may see them at the beginning of the film.








When it is time to film a scene, the designers get the set ready. The actors run through their lines and movements. The director of photography arranges the lights. The camera operator checks camera angles for the shot. The sound crew sets up microphones.
1. Few work has to be done before they begin filming.
2. Lots of scenes are filmed in a movie.
3. We can’t always film scenes outside.
4. It takes a short time to build big, fancy sets.








C. Reading comprehension:
Air pollution occurs when wastes dirty the air. People reduce most of the wastes that cause air pollution. Such wastes can be in the form of gases or particles of solid or liquid matter. The substances result chiefly from burning fuel to power motor vehicles and to heat buildings. Industrial processes and the burning of garbage also contribute to air pollution. Besides, there are other polluting substances that exist naturally in the air. They include dust, pollen, soil particle, and naturally occurring gases.








The rapid growth of population and industry and the increasing use of automobiles and airplanes have made air pollution a serious problem. The air we breathe has become so filled with pollutants that it can cause health problems. It also harms plants, animals, building materials, and fabrics.








1. When does air pollution happen?
when wastes are in the form of gases.
B. when people produce wastes.
C. when people reduce wastes.
D. when wastes dirty the air.
2. What has made air pollution a serious problem?
the rapid growth
B. the increasing use of automobiles
C. the rapid growth of industry
D. All are correct








V. Write complete sentences, using the given words: (0.5m)
1. Yesterday Kathy/ stay/ home/ because/ ill.
2. If it/ snow heavily/ today/ children play/ snowball.








VI. Rewrite these sentences, beginning with the given words. (2ms)
1. There is a storm, so the boats can not go fishing.
If _______________
2. People produce a lot of farm products in the area.
A lot of _________________
3. No one helped them to write the report.
They ___________________
4. At 21.00 he finished his homework. At 21.10 he went to bed.
After ____________________












Good luck!