National Exam for the Gifted in English

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BỘ GIÁO DỤC VÀ ĐÀO TẠO

KỲ THI CHỌN HỌC SINH GIỎI QUỐC GIA

ĐỀ THI CHÍNH THỨC

LỚP 12 THPT NĂM 2012
Môn thi: TIẾNG ANH
Thời gian thi: 180 phút
Ngày thi: 11/1/2012

_______________________________________________________________________________________ I. LISTENING (50/200 points)
Part 1: Listen to Mike Williams of BBC's One Planet and Professor Frank Kelly talking about environment issues and supply the blanks with the missing Information. You can write your answers in the form of NOTES.

Questions 1 – 2
This week, a UK parliamentary committee said
1. that failure to meet European air quality standards is costing the nation up to US$ ........... a year due to poor health,
2. and that it can ....................................................................................................... - in some by years. Questions 3 – 7
3. Mike and Professor Frank Kelly are standing ......................................................... King’s College. 4. According to Prof. Kelly, the air is influenced by ................................ from the transport sectors. 5. The Prof. estimates that ....................................................................... is probably fueled by diesel. 6. The Prof. explains that pollution is almost invisible partly because the particles are ................... 7. According to the Prof., pollution in the UK in the past century was mainly caused by ............... Questions 8 - 10

8. The Prof. compares the pollution in Beijing to that in London during ........................................... 9. He says that pollution in Beijing at present is chiefly caused by ..................................................... 10. World Health Organization's statistics show that ............................................. are killed by urban outdoor air pollution each year.

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Part 2: Listen to a Welfare Officer speaking to newly-enrolled students about facilities at her college, Parklands, and supply the blanks with the missing information. PARKLANDS COLLEGE SPORTS CLUBS

Sport
Foot ball
Hockey
Badminton
Basketball and
volleyball

When
(11) ....................................
Thursday this year
Tuesday to Friday

Costs
£15
£18
£10

Equipment provided
No
Yes
No

Monday

(12) ....................................

(13) .....................................

14. The drama group is admired for the .......................................................................... of their work. 15. The College provides a ........................................................................ for students with problems. Part 3: Listen to a woman talking about Canada and supply the missing information or answer the questions that follow. You do not need to write full sentences. 16. The nickname "the land of the midnight sun" is given to ............................................................... . 17. The original people in the northern part of Canada are also known as part of “..........................“. 18. The province of British Columbia in the far west of Canada is well-known for mild climate, ..... ............................................................................................................ seacoast, and beautiful forests. 19. How did the first people arrive in Canada from Asia?

By crossing ............................................................................................................................................. 20. Where did the first Europeans who arrived in eastern Canada mainly come from? ................................................................................................................................................................ II. LEXICO-GRAMMAR (20/200 points)

Part 1: Choose the correct answer (A, B, C, or D) to each of the following questions and write your answers in the corresponding numbered boxes.
21. His __________ of the safety regulations...
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