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  1. thanhthuytu

    thanhthuytu Guest

    Bạn save hình đó ra và mở hình đó lên phóng to lên để xem là được thôi mà! Mình có nói trước rồi mà.
     
  2. moxa

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    Thời gian làm bài: 180'
    Tổng điểm 100
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    Question 1: Use the correct form ofthe words in the brackets to complete the following sentences.
    1. The man could give no explanation for his violent behaviour. ( EXPLAIN)
    2. Although her visit was unexpected, we made her welcome just the same. ( EXPECT)
    3. I know all the boys who live in my neighbourhood(NEIGHBOUR)
    4. He does not agree with the belief that there is life on other planets. ( BELIEVE)
    5. He examined the parcel suspiciously, as he had no idea what it could be. (SUSPECT)
    6. All the courses began in January will finish in June. (BEGIN)
    7. A letter should always end with the signature of the writer. ( SIGN)
    8. It is really quite ordinary that we should have been at the same college without having met before ( ORDINARY)
    9. There is a great similarity between Hari and his twin brother. (SIMILAR)
    10. With a good description of the criminal from witnesses, the police were able to find him easily. ( DESCRIBE)
    Question 2: Supply each blank with a suitable preposition.
    1. We should go to class on time.
    2. She is listening to the radio now.
    3. It's a pity that I have to say good bye to alll of you.
    4. Mr.Brown’s office is on the 7 floor.
    5. Translate it into Vietnamese.
    6. What is Hanoi famous for ?
    7. My mother worked here as a doctor for 2 years from 1990 to 1992.
    8. Children go to school at the age of six
    Question 3: Choose the word or phrase( A, B, C, D) which best compete each sentence
    1. A good way to go to foreign countries is ________air
    (A) by (B) in (C) on (D) with
    2. All her family came to the airport to _____ her off her trip to Australia.
    (A) call (B) get (C) see (D) take
    3. Help!
    (A) Just a minute (B) Moment (C) I come at once (D) Wait on
    4. Tell me_______ there is anything special that you would like to do.
    (A) which (B) if (C) that (D) so
    5. She asked___________ whether she really wanted to take the exam.
    (A) anyone else (B) each other (C) herself (D) one
    6. When she answers the phone, she often _________ in a funny accent, which annoys me.
    (A) repeats (B) says (C) speaks (D) tells
    7. I am going to ___________all my clothes and decide which to keep and which to give away.
    (A) get on (B) go through (C) hand in (D) look up
    8. I must find out _________ the train leave.
    (A) if (B) When (C) as (D) that
    9. Is there a place ____________ we can eat cheaply near here?
    (A) that (B) there (C) where (D) which
    10. He pointed to number 6 and said" That is the house she lives........"
    (A) there (B) where (C) in (D) in it
     
  3. moxa

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    Question 4: Decide which answer which best fits the space
    Making arrangements with Paul
    A few days ago Paul phoned me and (1).......whether I(2).......looking after his dog when he(3)....... away. I (4)......... that I didn't really like dog, but he said that he (5)......all his other friends, and that I (6)......his only hope. He invited me round to his house (7)......... to meet the dog, and he told me that he (8) ..... dinner for me. An hour later he phoned again and said that he (9) .......after all, so I (10)..... meeting the following day for lunch. The next morning he cancelled this oppointment and, after he (11) ...... said that he (12).......the dog to my house at 6.00. " I don't know exactly (13).........., " he said. " Could you tell me how (14).....there?" I quickly said I (15)..... out and put the phone down. Luckily I haven't heard from him since.
    1. A told B said me C. asked me D. spoke
    2. A would mind B want C. like D. will help
    3. A has gone B. went C. would go D. will help
    4. A told him B. said him C. asked him D. replied him
    5. A asks B. would ask C. will ask D. had already
    6. A am B. will be C. had been D. asked
    7. A his evening B. that evening C. the evening D. in evening
    8. A is cooking B. will cook C. would cook D. had cooked
    9. A had to go out B. went out C. goes out D. has to go out
    10. A had suggested B would suggest C. suggested D. suggest
    11. A has done B. told me sorry C. asked D. had appologized
    12. A would bring B. had brought C. brought D. brings
    13. A where is it B. if it is C. where it is D. how was it
    14. A do I get B. I get C. I will get D. I am getting
    15. A went B. go C. will go D. was going
     
  4. moxa

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    Question 5: Complete each of the following sentences in such a way that means the same as the first
    1. Mary no longer prepares for the wedding parties
    - Mary doesn't prepares for the wedding parties any longer.
    2. Who owns this motorcycle?
    - Who does this motorcycle belong to?
    3. How long have John and Mary been married?
    - When did John and Mary get married?
    4. Remember to check for spelling mistakes before you hand in your composition.
    - Don't forget to check for spelling mistakes before you hand in your composition.
    5. The sea was too rough for the children to go swimming
    - The children couldn't go swimming because the sea was too rough
    6. Mary rang hours and hours.
    - It is hours since Mary rang
    7. He failed to win the race
    - He didn't win the race
    8. It was only when I looked the room that I realised I hadn't turned off the cooker.
    - Not until I looked the room, did I realise I hadn't turned off the cooker.
    9.You know a bit about cars but I know more.
    - You don't know about cars as much as me
    10. The rain began to fall during my walk in the country.
    - While I was walking in the country, The rain began to fall
    11. Because my brother has never been abroad before, he finds this trip exciting.
    - My brother is very excited about this first abroad
    12. Which speed did he drive at on the high way last night?
    - How many kilometers per hour did he drive at on the high way last night?
    13. I consider that to manage to know what other people are thinking is quite impossible.
    - I find it impossible to manage to know what other people are thinking
    14. It would be a good idea to take more exercise.
    - He advised me to take more exercise.
    15. I don't have a bigger problem than pronunciation.
    - My pronunciation is very bad
    -My best problem is pronunciation.
    16. Green Peace will organize a meeting at the Town Hall next Tuesday.
    - There will be a meeting at the Town Hall next Tuesday organized by Green Peace
    17. I can't describe people as well as you can.
    - You' re able to describe people better than me
    18. I didn't arrive in time to see her.
    - I wasn't early enough to see her.
    19. He failed to win the race.
    - He didn't win in the race
    20. You may get hungry on the train, so take some sandwiches.
    - In case You may get hungry on the train, take some sandwiches.
     
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  5. ngocanh1992

    ngocanh1992 Guest

    tớ nghĩ là câu 1 cậu nên đổi any longer ở cuối câu thành any more( có nghĩa là ko còn nữa,đứng cuối câu và đi với mdề pd, trong t/h này là quá đúng)
     
  6. moxa

    moxa Guest

    Question 6: Make full sentences, using the prompts
    1. The summer / friend / Charles / invite me / stay / him.
    => In the summer, my friend, Charles , invited me to stay with him
    2. Since / leave school / Charles / live / alone.
    =>Since we left school, Charles has lived alone
    3. We all / look forward / make trip / next month.
    =>we are all looking forward to making the trip next month
    4. I / have to go / bus stop / meet / uncle / aunt / tomorrow.
    =>I have to go to the bus stop to meet may uncle and aunt tomorrow
    5. Next year / when / mother / away / look after / child.
    =>Next year when my mother is away I will look after their children
    6. Difficult / learn / English
    => It is difficult to learn English
    7. There / a lot of / clouds / sky.
    => There are a lot of clounds in the sky
    8. How long / you / spend / last holiday / Italy ?
    => How long did you spend your last holiday in Italy?
    9. Not / forget / lock / door / when / leave / home.
    => Don't forget to lock the door when you leave home.
    10. She / doctor / because / toothache.
    =>She came to see the doctor beacuse of the toothache
    11. I / delighted / very excited / my holiday in vietnam.
    =>I am very delighted and excited about my holiday in Vietnam
    12. I / would like / take my holiday / 25th November / 15th December
    =>I would like to take my holiday from 25th November to 15th December
    13. I / believe / it / the time / the 22nd SEAGAMES
    =>I believe that it is the time of the 22nd SEAGAMES
    14. I / be / very grateful / if you / arrange / me / see some of the matches
    =>I will be very grateful if you arrange me to see some of the matches
    15. I / also / like/ see / the bycicles- races
    =>I also like to see the bycicles- races
     
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  7. moxa

    moxa Guest

    any longer và any more cùng nghĩa mà bạn. Tớ dùng any longer là vì muốn dùng lại từ longer có ở câu gốc
     
  8. moxa

    moxa Guest

    Question 7: Read this passage, fill each blank with a suitable word
    Isabella Beeton, who(1) was born in London in 1836, is the most famous British woman cookery writer. She was well educated and finished (2)her education in Heidelberg, (3)then she learnt French and German, In 1856, she married Sam Beeton, an enterprising young publisher , and the following year (4)was contributing a column on various household matters to his " The Englishwoman ' s Domestic Magazine". (5)It was the first of the cheap women ' s magazines. It pioneered the problem page and medical columns, and introduced dress - making patterns (6)from France to British readers. (7)when she was only 23 she edited " Beeton 's Book of Household Management". This was first (8)book as a serial in 30 monthly parts, and (9)just in book from 1861. It was an immense work, containing more(10) than 3000 recipes as well (11)as advice on instructing servants, nursing, legal matters, good manner and bringing (12)..?. babies. Many of the recipes (13)was contributed by the readers of The Englishwomen ' s Domestic Magazine" and others were simply taken (14)out previous cookery writers. The chapters on specialists topics were (15)...anonymously by the doctor, a lawyer and (16)an experts. But even (17)though Mrs Beeton herself was not (18) a creative cook, the editing work that she did on the book is a grate archievement for (19) .... so young. She died(20)at the age of 28 after the birth of her fourth son.


    đoán bừa tùm lum luôn :D...nói chung thì đề này dài nhưng ko khó ...chả bù cho đề của tỉnh tui...nhìn vào toàn thấy từ mới, lạ hoắc ko hà, hok có phần viết lại câu hay ngữ pháp để làm như thế này đâu
     
  9. ngocanh1992

    ngocanh1992 Guest

    câu 15 mình nghĩ nên viết như vầy nè: my best problem is pro
    câu 16 next tue.. phải đứng cuối cùng vì " chốn trước gian sau" so với by mà
    câu 7 phải là It has been hours
    câu 2 belong not belongs
    câu 13 thiếu is
    câu 18 viết ko hay lắm mình chữa lai nha" It was too late for me to meet her"
    ua, chỉ có vây thôi. có gì thì nhắn lại cho tớ nha
    vẫn là sửa tiếp câu trên đó ( bài của moxa)
     
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  10. ngocanh1992

    ngocanh1992 Guest

    nhưng any more nghe vẵn hay hơn chứ....................
     
  11. ngocanh1992

    ngocanh1992 Guest

    a, câu 3 cậu sai hẳn rồi " look forward to+Ving " mới đúng vì to ở đây đóng vtrof là giới từ
    câu 5 cậu viết vây chăng có nghĩa gì cả tơ nghĩ là nên viết ở dạng mdqhe thì hơn
    câu 6 phải là It is dif.. to learrn...
    câu 8 cậu thiéu on: spent st on st: dành cái gì vào việc gì
    với lai ng ta thường dùng like doing hon là to do
     
  12. moxa

    moxa Guest

    thanks cậu vì đã nhắc nhỡ những lổi li ti mà khi làm tớ hok để ý(hay nói đúng hơn là ẩu!!! :D )..câu 3.5.6 tớ sửa lại rồi...còn câu 8, tớ nghĩ mình làm đúng ...đôi khi spend không cần đi với on. tức là on vẫn có thể dc hiểu ngầm
     
  13. moxa

    moxa Guest

    Câu 7: đó là cấu trúc it...since..: nên mệnh đề đầu có thể dùng thì hiện tại hoàn thành hoặc hiện tại đơn, tất cả đều đúng..
     
  14. thanhthuytu

    thanhthuytu Guest

    Đề thi Olympic Truyền thống 30-4, 2007 lần thứ XIII (Lớp 10)

    KỲ THI OLYMPIC TRUYỀN THỐNG 30/4
    LẦN THỨ XIII TẠI THÀNH PHỐ HUẾ

    ĐỀ THI MÔN TIẾNG ANH LỚP 10
    Thời gian làm bài 180’​

    PART ONE : PHONOLOGY
    A. Find the word that has its underlined part pronounced differently from the other three in each question. (5 points)
    1. A. massage B. carriage C. voyage D. dosage
    2. A. dimension B. expansion C. confusion D. tension
    3. A. increase B. ink C. pink D. thank
    4. A. apology B. classify C. testify D. verify
    5. A. beloved B. naked C. ploughed D. learned
    B. Find the word with the stress pattern different from that of the other three words in each question. (5 points)
    1. A. obvious B. notorious C. credulous D. numerous
    2. A. dialect B. diagram C. diagonal D. diamond
    3. A. Europe B. monument C. province D. minority
    4. A. obsolete B. complete C. compete D. deplete
    5. A. consent B. obstinacy C. condolence D. equality

    PART TWO: VOCABULARY AND GRAMMAR
    A. Choose the best answer. (10 points)
    1. She loved tennis and could watch it till the _____ came home.
    A. she B. everyone C. horses D. cows
    2. Could you close the window? There is a bit of a _____.
    A. current B. wind C. draught D. breeze
    3. Thousands of steel _____ were used as the framework of the new office block.
    A. beams B. girders C. stakes D. piles
    4. The ceiling fans were on, but unfortunately they only _____ the hot, humid air.
    A. stirred up B. poured through C. turned into D. cut back
    5. He set one alarm-clock for five o’clock and the other for five past so as to _____ that he did not oversleep.
    A. assure B. ensure C. insure D. reassure
    6. When Tim was eating a cherry, he accidentally swallowed the _____.
    A. nut B. stone C. seed D. core
    7. It was only _____ he told me his surname that I realised that we had been to the same school .
    A. then B. until C. as soon as D. when
    8. He got an excellent grade in his examination _____ the fact that he had not worked particularly hard .
    A. on account of B. because C. in spite of D. although
    9. Their eventual choice of house was _____ by the time Peter would take to get to the office.
    A. related B. consequent C. determined D. dependent
    10. It turned out that we ______ rushed to the airport as the plane was delayed by several hours .
    A. hadn’t B. should have C. mustn’t D. needn’t have
    B. Supply the correct form of the word provided in brackets in each sentence. (5 points)
    1. His busy schedule made him completely (access) __________ to his students.
    2. He works for UNESCO in a purely (advice) ________ role.
    3. The sun and the are often (person)_________ in poetry.
    4. I’ve never known such a (quarrel) ______ person.
    5. I don’t care if you had had too much to drink. Your behaviour last night was (defend) ______ .
     
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    C. Choose the right verbs provided in the box, then use the most suitable forms of the verbs to fill in the numbered blanks. (5 points)

    break call slow take draw ​

    1. The red car has just ______ up in front of our house. Are we expecting anyone ?
    2. His condition is worse than before. I think we should ______ in a doctor .
    3. I’ve won a million pound ! I don’t believe it ! I simply can’t ______ it in !
    4. Could you ______ down, please. I don’t like driving so fast on country roads.
    5. I’m sorry. I’m late. The car has ______ down again. I’ve left it about a mile down the street.
    D. From the four underlined words or phrases (A), (B), (C), or (D), identify the one that is not correct. (10 points)
    1. Anthropologists agree that our primitive ancestors who inhabited the tropics
    A B
    probably have natural protection against the sun.
    C D
    2. A good exercise program helps teach people to avoid the habits that might shorten
    A B C
    the lives.
    D
    3. A thunder usually follows lightning by five seconds for every mile between the flash
    A B C D
    and the observer.
    4. Forgery, in law, is the fabrication or altering of a written document with the intent to
    A B C
    deceive or defraud.
    D
    5. During the first half of the nineteenth century, immigrants to the United States were
    A
    predominant from Western Europe; after the Civil War, however, new arrivals came
    B
    mainly from Eastern and Southern Europe, as well as from Asia.
    C D
    6. Bill Gates built his microcomputer software company into one of the largest
    A
    in the nation, and in doing so became one of the country's wealthiest and most
    B C
    respected man.
    D
    7. With his many theories, Albert Einstein did a great impact on physics, so much so that
    A B
    he is often called the greatest physicist of all time.
    C D
    8. Since rats are destructive and may carry disease, therefore many cities try to
    A B C
    exterminate them.
    D
    9. In that age of computers, it is difficult to imagine how tedious the work of accountants
    A B C
    and clerks must have been in the past.
    D
    10. Made up of more than 150 member countries, the organization known as the United
    A B
    Nations were established after World War II to preserve international peace and
    C D
    security.
    E. Supply the correct tense of the verb in brackets. (8 points)
    1. You must tell me the truth. I insist on (tell) the truth.
    2. (Thompson catch ) the ball, we would have won the game.
    3. Don’t worry. We (finish) the report by 11 o’clock.
    4. Fred was pleased (admit) to the college.
    5. There were some people (row) on the river.
    6. Alex has a test tomorrow that he needs to study for. He (not watch) TV right now.
    7. Were I (know) the answer, I (tell) you right away.
     
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    PART THREE: READING
    A. Read the passage and then decide which word (A, B, C, or D) best fits each space. (10 points)


    WHALING
    Rock carving suggest that Stone Age people were hunting whales for food as early as 2200 B.C. Such (1) ________ hunting is still practiced today in a number of (2) ________ including the Inuit people of Greenland and North America.
    Whaling became big business from the seventh century as the (3) ________ for whalebone and whale oil rose, and humpback and sperm whales were hunted in (4) ________ large numbers. But just as stocks of these species began to fall, the explosive harpoon-gun was (5) ________. This weapon, together with the development of steam-power ships, (6) ________ the whalers to hunt the fast-moving fin and blue whales.
    In 1905 the whaling (7) ________ moved to the waters of Antarctica. The introduction of massive factory ships enabled the whales to be processed at sea. As a result, the blue whale had (8) ________ disappeared by the 1950s. In 1946 the International Whaling Commission was established to maintain the declining whale populations. Quotas were (9) ________ but these were often (10)________ and numbers continued to fall. Hunting of many species continued until 1986 when the IWC finally responded to international pressure and a ban on commercial whaling was introduced.
    1. A. survival B. essential C. basic D. subsistence
    2. A. groups B. societies C. races D. nationalities
    3. A. demand B. desire C. request D. reliance
    4. A. repeatedly B. frequently C. continually D. increasingly
    5. A. invented B. discovered C. assembled D. applied
    6. A. managed B. employed C. enabled D. empowered
    7. A. lines B. troops C. staff D. fleets
    8. A. virtually B. possibly C. uniquely D. commonly
    9. A. made B. set C. placed D. done
    10. A. refused B. denied C. ignored D. exempted

    B. Read the text below and think of the word which best fits each space. Use only one word in each space. (10 points)

    Although the rise in the global temperature by 4 per cent predicted by many scientists may not sound like much, it is the difference between now and the last Ice Age, when huge glaciers covered Europe and most of Britain. Nobody knows (1) ______ what would happen in a warmer world, but we (2) ______ know some things. Heat a kettle and the (3) ______ inside it expands. The (4) ______ of the world has climbed more than half a degree this century, and the oceans have (5) ______ by at least 10 cm.
    But (6) ______ as it takes several minutes for a kettle to begin warming, (7) ______ it may have taken the ocean thirty years to swell. This (8) ______ that the global warming we are now experiencing is a result only of the carbon dioxide we have dumped into the atmosphere (9) ______ to the 1960s. Since then, the (10) ______ of fossil fuels has increased rapidly.
    Scientists (11) ______ for the United nations and European governments have been warning that (12) ______ the Dutch and the people of East Anglia will need to do will (13) ______ to build more extensive sea defenses. Many of the world’s great cities are (14) ______ risk, because they are (15) ______ at sea level. Miami, (16) ______ entirely built on a sandbank, could be (17) ______ away. But the effect of rising sea levels will be much (18) ______ for the developing countries. With a meter rise in sea levels, 200 million could become homeless.
    There are other fears too, (19) ______ to a recent United Nations report. The plight of the hungry in northern Africa could (20) ______ , as rainfall in the Sahara and beyond is reduced by 20 per cent.
     
  17. thanhthuytu

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    C. Read the passage and choose the correct answer for the following questions: (5 points)

    All at once Hazel was coming in through the French windows, pulling off gardening gloves, and Bill was entering through the door, both at once. So I only had time to take one quick look at her before I turned to face him. All very confusing. What that first glimpse showed me was that time had thickened her figure but didn’t seem to have made much difference to her face. It still had good skin and youthful outlines. She was holding a bunch of roses – must have been cutting them in the garden while waiting for me. The gardening gloves lent a delightfully informal touch. It was quite an entrance, though Bill spoilt it a bit by making his at the same time.
    Bill seemed longer and thinner. His tightly massed hair had a tinge of grey. Apart from that, twenty years had done nothing to him, except deepen the lines of thoughtfulness that had already, when I knew him, begun to spread across his face. Or was that all? I looked at him again, more carefully, as he looked away from me at Hazel. Weren’t his eyes different somehow? More inward looking than ever? Gazing in not merely at his thoughts, but at something else, something he was keeping hidden or perhaps protecting.
    Then we were chattering and taking glasses in our hands, and I came back to earth. For the first ten minutes we were all so defensive, so carefully probing, that nobody learnt anything. Bill had forgotten me altogether, that much was clear. He was engaged in getting to know me from scratch, very cautiously so as not to hit a wrong note, with the object of getting me to contribute a big subscription to his African project. I kept trying to absorb details about Hazel, but Bill was talking earnestly about African education, and the strain of appearing to concentrate while actually thinking about his wife proved so great that I decided it would be easier just to concentrate. So I did. I let him hammer away for about ten more minutes, and then the daughter, who seemed to be acting as parlourmaid, showed in another visitor. Evidently we were to be four at lunch.

    1. What effect had time had on Hazel and Bill?
    A. They had both lost weight.
    B. They were more withdrawn.
    C. They hadn’t changed at all.
    D. They had changed in subtle ways.

    2. When they all started talking, the writer
    A. relaxed at last.
    B. stopped dreaming.
    C. spoke most to Hazel.
    D. began to remember things.
    3. The writer found the first part of their conversation
    A. sentimental.
    B. irritating.
    C. uninformative.
    D. trivial.

    4. Why did Bill speak seriously?
    A. He wanted some money from the writer.
    B. He did not remember the writer.
    C. His wife was present.
    D. He was talking about the past.

    5. In the end the writer found Bill’s conversation
    A. monotonous
    B. convincing
    C. thought-provoking
    D. instructive
    D. You are going to read a text about closed-circuit television (CCTV) in public places. Seven paragraphs have been removed from the text. Choose from the paragraphs A-H the one which fits each gap (1 -7). There is one extra paragraph which you do not need to use. (7 points)

    WE’VE ALL BEEN FRAMED
    Everybody’s on television now. We are routinely filmed as we walk down the high street and enter the shop to buy a newspaper. Police cameras take over as we drive down the road to drop our children at school. Another hidden eye watches the playground for anything suspicious. And so it goes on - in the office, at the cashpoint, at shopping malls, stations, airports, car parks, football grounds, public squares, even public conveniences.
    1. _______________________________
    Do the claims for drastic crime reduction attributed to CCTV by the government and local authorities stand up to independent analysis? Could the £1bn spent on monitoring and system costs over the past decade have been used more effectively? If viewing surveillance is a form of power, what limits are placed on its operation by the democratic and legal processes?
    2. _______________________________
    When we meet in Hull, Norris and I travel to his home, where there are 10 cameras focused on various parts of the high street. While I pay the cab driver, Norris is switching off the burglar alarm. Aha! So he’s not against using modern technology to prevent crime? Of course not. Nor does he appear enthusiastic when I ask if he would like to get rid of all CCTV cameras tomorrow.
    3. _______________________________
    I’ve never been convinced, though’, he continues, ‘that there could be a simple solution to crime. One of my main complaints is that the last government invested 80% of the crime-prevention budget on technology which was never properly evaluated.
    4. _______________________________
    Norris and Armstrong felt it was high time to do some evaluating themselves. They spent days, nights, and weekends in three different control rooms - one in a poor, multi-racial inner-city area, one in a prosperous country town and one in a major city center. ‘In a busy street’, says Norris, ‘there are hundreds of issues to focus on. So how do you decide who’s a likely trouble-maker and who’s not? The answer, in all cases, is that it’s based on crude stereotypes.’
    5. _______________________________
    Norris is slightly surprised that a country where the concept of Big Brother has become part of the language should accept so many ‘little brothers and sisters’ to the point where its citizens are, he says, the most filmed in the world ‘without any democratic or legal controls’. To which I point out that most people assume that if they’ve done nothing wrong then they have nothing to fear.
     
  18. thanhthuytu

    thanhthuytu Guest

    6. _______________________________
    State concern? What has the state got to do with it? ‘People think of a camera operator watching over them kindly but all the information is being stored. Real-time images can be connected to computers to be analyzed.’
    7. _______________________________
    What he sees as the possible long-term implications can best be summed up by the penultimate paragraph of the book: ‘The history of the 20th century should remind us that democratic institutions are not assured. They can be, and have been, captured by totalitarian regimes of both left and right. We should not trust in the myth of a benevolent government, for while it may be only a cynic who questions the benign intent of their current rulers, it would surely be a fool who believed that such benevolence! is assured in the future.’
    A ‘No, probably not,’ he replies after a pause. They can be effective in limited circumstances - in car parks, for instance. And with the new generation of speed cameras, we have a chance to reduce pedestrian deaths in urban areas. Their use on railway crossings seems highly sensible and when cameras allow the police to find a bomber, a mugger or a murderer then none of us could say it wasn’t a social good.
    B Norris disagrees. ‘We all have something to hide,’ he says. ‘People have affairs. People hide their true feelings about others. Are these really matters of state concern?’
    C Answers to these and many other questions are to be found in Norris and Armstrong’s book, The Maximum Surveillance Society: The Rise of CCTV. I decided to meet one of them in person.
    D So where is all this leading? Should we be alarmed about what is likely to happen in the future - not tomorrow or the next day, perhaps, but some years from now?
    E In other words the targets are men rather than women, young men rather than middle-aged or elderly men. If you’re a young man in a baseball cap, then your every move is likely to be under observation. ‘Older men are largely ignored,’ Norris says.
    F Occasionally, we catch sight of ourselves on a screen in one of these places. But the real addicts of closed-circuit television are the ones who are paid to watch, day and night. Dr Clive Norris and Dr Gary Armstrong have spent a total of 600 hours in control rooms watching the people who watch us. Both are lecturers in criminology and both are worried about the phenomenal growth of CCTV surveillance in recent years. Accordingly, they set out to ask some questions.
    G If the control room spots one of these crimes taking place, it doesn’t mean that the police or the security guards will respond, he says. ‘They have their own agendas. In our 600 hours they went into action just 43 times.’
    H The present government, on the other hand, has begun a massive program of crime reduction and they should be congratulated on providing a lot of money for evaluation. But while the use of CCTV continues to spread, there still hasn’t been a properly conducted survey into its effectiveness.’

    PART FOUR: WRITING
    A. Finish each of the sentences in such a way that it means exactly the same as the sentence printed before it. (10 points)

    1. Tim insisted on being told the complete story.
    Nothing but __________________________________________________ __
    2. She never seems to succeed, even though she works hard.
    However __________________________________________________ __
    3. Andrew is the most generous person I have ever met
    I’ve yet ___________________________________
    4. She never seems to succeed even though she studies much.
    Much __________________________________________________ __
    5. I never thought that I would win a prize
    It had __________________________________________________ __
    B. Write a new sentence using the word given. (10 points)
    1. I don’t think the television’s likely to blow up at any minute.
    LIKELIHOOD ____________________________________________
    2. This car only cost me five hundred pounds.
    PICKED ____________________________________________
    3. Someone paid five thousands pounds for the painting.
    WENT ____________________________________________
    4. We have made neither a profit nor a loss this year.
    EVEN ____________________________________________
    5. In 1967 programs began to be transmitted in color.
    ADVENT ____________________________________________
     
  19. hoavangmaydo

    hoavangmaydo Guest

    em khong thay de thi dau het . chi oi lam on post len cho em voi em dagn rat can no. cam on chi rat nhieu.
     
  20. kold.gem

    kold.gem Guest

    giật mình tưởng HN vì thấy đề là lạ ^^!
    HN đề 6 trang thì phải , không nhớ lắm, mà nó trình bày cũng hơi giống mấy đề luyện của trường Ams
    chawcs cấp quốc gia mới có phần nghe ;))
    cos được vào vòng trogn đâu mà biết nó thế nào =]]
     
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