Đề thi vào lớp 10 (4)
Trương Văn Ánh
Đại học Sài Gòn
I. Choose the word that best completes each of these sentences: (2.5ms)
1. He will visit London bridge if he ________ in London.
A. stay B. stays C. stayed D. will stay
2. The audience is looking forward to _________ a superstar.
A. meet B. met C. meeting D. to meet
3. They could confirm her reservation _______ return of post.
A. on B. in C. at D. by

4. When the police arrived, the robbers ________ away.
A. had gone B. has gone C. went D. going
5. After the guard had locked the doors, he ________ for the canteen.
A. left B. leaves C. was leaving D. had left
6. He asked me what___________ .
A. I had done B. had I done C. was I doing D. I did

7. He has got no idea ______ she is cooking in the kitchen.
A. where B. Both C and D C. what D. if
8. The boat drifted onto rocks, and broke _____ half.
A. on B. in C. at D. by
9. The passengers will wait ___________ the driver comes back.
A. before B. after C. until D. as soon as
10. After the gas ________ out, the driver left the car near a lake.
A. run B. had run C. ran D. was running

II. Each sentence has a mistake. Identify it by choosing A, B, C, or D: (0.5 m)
1. I am looking forward to hear from you.
2. You should be carefully when you close that

III. Use the correct form of the word given to complete each sentence: (1m)
1. I enjoyed the _________ (peace) atmosphere in Hanoi.
2. In Malaysia, _________ (educate) is free.
3. A good letter needs perfect _________ (introduce).
4. Please phone this number for more _________ (inform).
5. He wants to _________ (advertisement) for selling his house.
6. It was a _________ (bore) film.

IV: Reading: (3.5ms)
A. Gap-filling: Read the reading below carefully, and then complete it with the best option A, B, C or D given below:
Approximately one-third of the Arctic (1) _______ is underlain by continental shelf, (2) _______ includes a broad shelf north of Eurasia and the narrower shelves of North America and Greenland. Seaward of the continental shelves (3) _______ the Arctic Basin proper, which is subdivided (4) _______ a set of three parallel ridges and four basins (also (5) _______ as deeps). These features were discovered and explored beginning in the late 1940s. The Lomonosov Ridge, the major ridge, cuts the Arctic Basin (6) _______ in half, extending as a submarine bridge 1,800 km from Siberia to the northwestern tip of Greenland.

1/ A. Sea B. Ocean C. Lake D. River
2/ A. it B. whom C. that D. which
3/ A. is B. lies C. runs D. stands
4/ A. on B. in C. into D. onto
5/ A. known B. considered C. thought D. remembered
6/ A. most B. mostly C. all D. almost

B. True-false: Read the following passage carefully, and then decide if the following statements are True (T) or False (F).
The kiwi lives only in New Zealand. It is a very strange bird because it cannot fly.
The kiwi is the same size as a chicken. It has no wings or tail. It does not have any feathers like other birds. It has hair on its body. Each foot has four toes. Its beak (mouth) is very long.
A kiwi likes a lot of trees around it. It sleeps during the day because the sunlight hurts its eyes. It can smell things with its nose. It is the only bird in the world that can smell things. The kiwi`s eggs are very big.

There are only a few kiwis in New Zealand now. People never see them. The government says that people cannot kill kiwis. New Zealanders want their kiwis to live.
1. Kiwis live in Australia and New Zealand.
2. A kiwi has a tail but no wings.
3. A kiwi has a big beak.
4. The New Zealand government does not want all the kiwis to die.

C. Reading comprehension: Read the passage below and choose one correct answer for each question.
The kimono, a robe like dress, is the traditional garment of Japan. Although most Japanese people now wear Western- style clothing, they wear kimonos on holidays and special occasions. These women have wrapped their kimonos with a sash called an obi.

Although the kimono remained essentially unchanged as the basic article of clothing for Japanese women for centuries, colors and patterns changed according to the current fashion, as did the way of wearing kimonos. Social conventions also influenced kimono styles. A kimono with a brightly colored flower pattern and long dangling sleeves was, and still, regarded as suitable only for a young, unmarried woman.

1. The passage is about a kind of traditional clothing that. .. . . . . . . . . . . . .
A. is no longer in existence
B. has become casual
C. is now worn on certain occasions
D. has become a western style
2. The kind of kimono worn by young, unmarried women is described as . . . . .
A. essentially unchanged B. basic clothing
C. Western- style clothing D. brightly- colored

V. Write complete sentences, using the given words: (0.5m)
1. I wish/ win/ prize/ last year.
2. He asked/ where/ they/ go.

VI. Rewrite these sentences, beginning with the given words. (2ms)
1. Over twenty thousand people built the Taj Mahal in twenty years.
It took ______________________________
2. A millionaire had someone make a relief map of the Buckingham palace.
A millionaire ________________________
3. Thanks to the boss `s kindness, he could continue his study.
Because __________________________
4. Despite the severe climate, the first settlers succeeded in growing crops.
Though ________________________

Good luck!