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Page 1 of 17 pages (Đề thi gm 17 trang) KTHI HC SINH GII CÁC TRƯỜNG THPT CHUYÊN KHU VC DUYÊN HẢI VÀ ĐỒNG BNG BC BLN THIX, NĂM HỌC 2015 2016 ĐỀ THI MÔN: TING ANH 11 Thi gian: 180 phút (Không kthời gian giao đề) Ngày thi: 23/4/2016 (Thí sinh viết câu trli vào bng cho sẵn trong đề) Điểm Giám kho 1 Giám kho 2 Sphách Bng sBng chHƯỚNG DN PHN THI NGHE HIU Bài nghe gm 3 phn, phần 1 thí sinh được nghe mt ln, phn 2 và 3 thí sinh được nghe 2 ln, mi ln cách nhau 15 giây, mđầu và kết thúc mi phn nghe có tín hiu. Mđầu và kết thúc bài nghe có tín hiu nhc. Thí sinh có 03 phút để hoàn chnh bài nghe. Mọi hướng dn cho thí sinh (bng tiếng Anh) đã có trong bài nghe. I. LISTENING ( 50 pts) Part one. Questions 1-6 Complete the table using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer. Hostel Price Facilities Extras East Coast Backpackers Example Bunkhouse $ 5.90 / night Cabins at $ 1.00 / night or 1................ with air conditioning 5 minutes to beach 2. ............................... 3. ................................ package Emu Park Hostel Weekly cost to share room 4. ................................ Rooms overlooking beach have 5. ............................ Good for 6. ................................ Questions 7-10 Complete the notes using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer. East Coast Backpackers' Hostel address: 7. ....................................................................Road. Bus will have words 8. ................................................................... written on the front. Computer access costs 9 .......................................................................... Shop stocks things like 10. .....................................and ............................................. ĐỀ CHÍNH THC

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    KỲ THI HỌC SINH GIỎI CÁC TRƯỜNG THPT CHUYÊN

    KHU VỰC DUYÊN HẢI VÀ ĐỒNG BẰNG BẮC BỘ

    LẦN THỨ IX, NĂM HỌC 2015 – 2016

    ĐỀ THI MÔN: TIẾNG ANH 11

    Thời gian: 180 phút (Không kể thời gian giao đề)

    Ngày thi: 23/4/2016

    (Thí sinh viết câu trả lời vào bảng cho sẵn trong đề)

    Điểm Giám khảo 1 Giám khảo 2

    Số

    phách Bằng số Bằng chữ

    HƯỚNG DẪN PHẦN THI NGHE HIỂU

    Bài nghe gồm 3 phần, phần 1 thí sinh được nghe một lần, phần 2 và 3 thí sinh được nghe 2

    lần, mỗi lần cách nhau 15 giây, mở đầu và kết thúc mỗi phần nghe có tín hiệu.

    Mở đầu và kết thúc bài nghe có tín hiệu nhạc. Thí sinh có 03 phút để hoàn chỉnh bài nghe.

    Mọi hướng dẫn cho thí sinh (bằng tiếng Anh) đã có trong bài nghe.

    I. LISTENING ( 50 pts)

    Part one. Questions 1-6

    Complete the table using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each

    answer.

    Hostel Price Facilities Extras

    East Coast

    Backpackers

    Example

    Bunkhouse $ 5.90 /

    night Cabins at $ 1.00

    / night or 1................

    with air conditioning

    5 minutes to beach

    2. ...............................

    3. ................................

    package

    Emu Park

    Hostel

    Weekly cost to share

    room

    4. ................................

    Rooms overlooking

    beach have

    5. ............................

    Good for

    6. ................................

    Questions 7-10

    Complete the notes using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

    East Coast Backpackers' Hostel address: 7. ....................................................................Road.

    Bus will have words 8. ................................................................... written on the front.

    Computer access costs 9 ..........................................................................

    Shop stocks things like 10. .....................................and .............................................

    ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨC

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    Your answers

    1. 2.

    3. 4.

    5. 6.

    7. 8.

    9. 10.

    Part 2. For questions 1-5, you will hear part of a radio discussion about iris recognition

    system. Decide whether following statements are True (T) or False (F).

    11.___ Jim says that the idea behind iris recognition systems (IRS) was thought of many years ago.

    12.___ Jim believes that iris recognition machines will be adopted on a large scale chiefly

    because they can be depended on.

    13. ___ Iris recognition machines were used at a school to improve efficiency at a school canteen.

    14.___ Jim feels that people who object to iris recognition machines regard them as a threat

    to personal freedom.

    15.___ According to Jim, reduced expenses will convince government to adopt iris recognition system.

    Your answers

    11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

    Part 3: You will hear someone called Kate Charters describing her career. For questions

    16 - 25, complete the sentences

    Kate’s first job involved selling (16) __________by phone.

    Three years later, she started working for a company called (17)_________.

    When she joined Visnews, she first worked in the company’s (18)__________.

    The videos made by Visnews were (19)__________on topics of special interest.

    The videos made by Visnews were sold in shops and by (20) _________methods.

    At Castle Communications, one ‘side deal’ involved holding a (21) _______at a theme park.

    She returned to Visnews and is currently in charge of its (22) ___________

    Kate’s present job involves providing companies with the services of (23)__________

    well as with certain (24)____________

    Throughout her career, she has been given valuable assistance by someone who is

    employed by a (25)_____________

    Your answers

    16. 17.

    18. 19.

    20. 21.

    22. 23.

    24. 25.

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    II. GRAMMAR & VOCABULARY ( 30 pts)

    Part 1. Choose the word or phrase that best fits each blank in the following sentences.

    26. The pollution problems in the town have been _______ by mass tourism in the summer months.

    A. exacerbated B. developed C. augmented D. contributed

    27. Because of the dominance of retail chain-stores, most shopping centers show the same

    bland ________ and no imagination.

    A. similarity B. likeness C. equality D. uniformity

    28. The misunderstanding is thought to have ________ from an ambiguous article which

    appeared in yesterday’s newspapers.

    A. stirred B. steered C. strayed D. stemmed

    29. The Red Cross is ________ an international aid organization.

    A. intriguingly B. intrusively C. intrinsically D. intrepidly

    30. Despite all the evidence, he wouldn’t admit that he was in the _________

    A. fault B. error C. slip D. wrong

    31. It’s time we had a ________talk with each other in an effort to clear the air.

    A. heart to heart B. eye to eye C. face to face D. cheek to cheek

    32. I had a small accident with the car. One of the wings is a little _________

    A. stained B. jammed C. dented D. cracked

    33.The increasing popularity of the telephone has been rather _____to the art of letter writing.

    A. negative B. detrimental C. destructive D. prejudicial

    34. Crops are often completely destroyed by ________ of locusts.

    A. bands B. troupes C. swarms D. flocks

    35. My sister showed great ________ in selling her house when she did because soon

    afterwards the market fell dramatically.

    A. premonition B. forecasting C. prediction D. foresight

    36. My brother found it impossible to ______his anger and started shouting.

    A. restrict B. inhibit C. reserve D. contain

    37. We were under no _____ about how difficult it would be to achieve our aims.

    A. fantasies B. daydreams C. illusions D. deceptions

    38. I didn’t want to make a decision ____, so I said I’d like to think about it.

    A. in one go B. there and then C. at a stroke D. on and off

    39. It’s only a small lamp, so it doesn’t _______ off much light.

    A. cast B. spend C. shed D. give

    40. The fire hardly touched the exterior of the building. The inside, however, was completely____

    A. swept B. gutted C. smouldered D. blazed

    41. Angry ? I was absolutely ______when our appointment was cancelled for the third time.

    A. annoyed B. irritated C. livid D. cross

    42. The reason why he gets into trouble so often is that he has a _______ temper.

    A. fast B. rapid C. speedy D. quick

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    43. She needs to take a vacation. She's been working her fingers to the _____.

    A. bone B. skin C. blisters D. nails

    44. Ask Tom, he's got money to ______ .

    A. throw B. eat C. burn D. cut

    45. We need to tighten our ______ and start saving some money.

    A. shoes B. tie C. belt D. shoelaces

    Your answers

    26. 27. 28. 29. 30.

    31. 32. 33. 34. 35.

    36. 37. 38. 39. 40.

    41. 42. 43. 44. 45.

    Part 2: The passage below contains 5 mistakes. Underline the mistakes and write the

    corrections in the corresponding numbered boxes. There is an example at the beginning (0).

    1

    2

    3

    4

    5

    6

    7

    8

    9

    10

    11

    ALTERNATIVE MEDICINES

    If alternative medicines have the powers to make people feel well

    again, then where’s the harm in them? In the whole, they probably don’t do

    much damage to anything but your pocket. It is certainly no doubt that most

    of the remedies available are very expensive. However, if you do intend to

    spend money on them, it is probably a good idea to be acquainted with some

    facts.

    The reality is that you are probably being brought for a ride. Apart

    from some herbal remedies and a few natural supplements which can boost

    the immunity system and aid nutrition, most other alternative treatments are

    just a clever way to encourage people to pass with a lot of money for nothing.

    If you don’t mind wasting money in ineffective treatments, that’s up to you.

    (0) Line 1: powers→ power

    Your answers

    Line Mistake Correction

    46.

    47.

    48.

    49.

    50.

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    Part 3. Fill in the blank with a suitable preposition or a particle to complete the following sentences

    51. The children showed no animosity __________ her step mother.

    52. Josie banked ________the fire to last till morning.

    53. The young mother went_________agony before her missing child was found.

    54. Do you think he could be prevailed __________ to make a speech after the presentation?

    55. Now we are all here, let’s get _________ _________ business, otherwise we’ll run out of time.

    Your answers

    51. 52. 53. 54. 55.

    Part 4. Fill in each blank with the most suitable form of the word in brackets.

    Recently, researchers have been kept busy picking lettuces under cover of darkness,

    but there is a perfectly reasonable explanation for this (56.APPEAR) bizarre experiment.

    Tests have shown that the vegetables picked at night stayed fresh (57.CONSIDER) longer

    than those picked during the day, though the reason for this improved (58.LONG) is

    unclear.

    Lunar gardeners claim to have known about the beneficial effects of

    (59.NOCTURNE) vegetable management for years, and those gardeners who believe in

    environmentally friendly organic methods see the idea of working with the moon’s

    influence as a continuation of their principles. They claim to be following a tradition, long-

    established in various parts of the world, of working in harmony with the moon’s

    (60.GRAVITY) pull. In England, lunar gardening reached its zenith in the 16th century,

    but the vagaries of the (61.PREDICT) climate meant that it survived only as part of an

    oral folklore tradition.

    (62.CONFUSE), several different and sometimes contradictory systems are

    practised today. Although all of them focus on the effects of moonlight and the moon’s

    pull on the Earth’s water, the exact science remains controversial. There are some

    (63.HORTICULTURE) who regard the ideas with (64.SCEPTIC). Others, however, are

    more encouraging and less (65.DISMISS), and advocate further research, even though no

    discernible results have been forthcoming in support of any particular theory.

    Your answers

    56. 57. 58. 59.

    60. 61. 62. 63.

    64. 65.

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    PART III: READING (60 pts.)

    Part 1. For each gap, choose the correct answer A, B, C or D which best fits the context.

    The thought of taking a year out from studying is (66)_________. Fun, freedom,

    adventure, perhaps even money seem to be on offer for a year. So why not go (67)________

    it? A year out can provide all of these things. But before you make a (68)_______ decision,

    take some time to think about whether a year out is really what you want. If it is, then

    (69)________ make sure you know what you want to do with it. A year with nothing

    planned can be depressing and a (70)________ waste of time.

    You need to take a positive attitude if you (71)________ to benefit. You need to start

    preparing for it well before the time comes to take the (72)________. Most universities and

    employers look favourably on such (73)________ if they have shown good reasons for

    taking a year out and have not just (74)________into it. They (75)________ the maturity,

    confidence, social and other skills a gap year can bring. Colleges find that gap year students

    (76)________ to be more mature and motivated. They mix better with their fellow students

    and work harder because they have a better idea of where they want to go. They also

    (77)________ more to college life in general, because they are used to being a part of a

    team, either at work or study.

    Employers also look kindly on (78)________ gap year students. They want employees

    who are experienced and mature and can deal better with the unexpected. If their year out

    has also equipped them with skills which other applicants may not have, such as a better

    (79)________ of a foreign language, then that too is a plus.

    Your family may well have (80)________ feelings. On the one hand, they will be

    proud of your independence; on the other hand, there will be worries about your safety.

    66. A. disparaging B. intimidating C. alarming D. enticing

    67. A. at B. for C. in D. off

    68. A. sharp B. firm C. deep D. solid

    69. A. must B. should C. can D. do

    70. A. deep B. large C. sheer D. full

    71. A. can B. were C. should D. are

    72. A. plunge B. dive C. jump D. spin

    73. A. employees B. applicants C. internees D. aspirants

    74. A. drifted B. floated C. flopped D. flown

    75. A. honor B. calculate C. value D. estimate

    76. A. happen B. look C. tend D. end

    77. A. present B. participate C. contribute D. involve

    78. A. old B. former C. later D. present

    79. A. grasp B. grab C. grapple D. hold

    80. A. different B. crossed C. muddled D. mixed

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    Cloze Paper 3 Part 1

    Your answers

    66. 67. 68. 69. 70.

    71. 72. 73. 74. 75.

    76. 77. 78. 79. 80.

    Part 2: For questions 81-90, read the text below and think of the word which best fits

    each space. Use only one word in each space.

    Many ancient civilizations assumed the earth to be the centre of the universe, and it

    was not until 1610, with Galileo’s invention of the telescope, that it was possible to prove

    that, (81) ______ to popular belief, the earth in fact revolved round the sun. Telescopes

    have improved greatly (82) ______ then, but the exponential (83) _____of cities in the last

    few decades has brought new difficulties in that the glow from all the lights interferes

    (84)______ the very dim signals from the stars. To (85) ______ extent, a solution has been

    found by building observatories in places where this interference can be cut (86) ______ a

    minimum. Mauna Kea, the largest observatory in the world, was built thousands of metres

    (87) ______ sea level, in the crater of a dormant volcano in Hawaii.

    Although such strategically placed observatories were successful, leading

    astronomers realised that, (88) _____the science was to progress, even more radical steps

    would have to be (89) ______, and this (90)______to the building of the Hubole Space

    telescope in 1990. As Hubble operates in space, it is completely unaffected by light or

    atmospheric pollution. It can detect galaxies that have never been seen, and can transmit

    images of even the most distant stars at the very edge of the universe.

    Your answers

    81. 82. 83. 84. 85.

    86. 87. 88. 89. 90.

    Question 3. Read the following passage and choose the best answer A, B, C or D for each

    question. Write your answers in the space provided.

    Line 5

    Among the Plains Indians, two separate strains of decorative art evolved:

    the figurative, representational art created by the men of the tribe, and the

    geometric, abstract art crafted by the women. According to Dunn and Highwater,

    the artist’s sex governed both the kind of article to be decorated and the style to

    be followed in its ornamentation. Thus, the decorative works created by

    tribesmen consistently depict living creatures (men, horses, buffalo) or magical

    beings (ghosts and other supernatural life-forms). Those created by women,

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    however, are clearly nonrepresentational: no figures of men or animals appear in

    this classically geometric art.

    Art historians theorize that this abstract, geometric art, traditionally the

    prerogative of the women, predates the figurative art of the men. Descending

    from those aspects of Woodland culture that gave rise to weaving, quillwork, and

    beadwork, it is a utilitarian art, intended for the embellishment of ordinary,

    serviceable objects such as parfleche boxes (cases made of rawhide), saddlebags,

    and hide robes. The abstract designs combine classical geometric figures into

    formal patterns: a ring of narrow isosceles triangles arranged on the background

    of a large central circle creates the well-known “feather and circle” pattern.

    Created in bold primary colors (red, yellow, blue), sometimes black or green, and

    often outlined in dark paint or glue size, these nonrepresentational designs are

    nonetheless intricately detailed.

    Although the abstract decorations crafted by the women are visually

    striking, they pale in significance when compared to the narrative compositions

    created by the men. Created to tell a story, these works were generally heroic in

    nature, and were intended to commemorate a bold and courageous exploit or a

    spiritual awakening. Unlike realistic portraits, the artworks emphasized action,

    not physical likeness. Highwater describes their making as follows: “These

    representational works were generally drafted by a group of men—often the

    individuals who had performed the deeds being recorded—who drew on

    untailored hide robes and tepee liners made of skins. The paintings usually filled

    the entire field; often they were conceived at different times as separate pictorial

    vignettes documenting specific actions. In relationship to each other, these

    vignettes suggest a narrative.”

    The tribesmen’s narrative artwork depicted not only warlike deeds but also

    mystic dreams and vision quests. Part of the young male’s rite of passage into

    tribal adulthood involved his discovering his own personal totem or symbolic

    guardian. By fasting or by consuming hallucinatory substances, the youth opened

    himself to the revelation of his “mystery object”, a symbol that could protect him

    from both natural and supernatural dangers.

    What had been in the early 1700s a highly individualistic, personal

    iconography changed into something very different by the early nineteenth

    century. As Anglos came west in ever greater numbers, they brought with them

    new materials and new ideas. Just as European glass beads came to replace native

    porcupine quills in the women’s applied designs, cloth eventually became used as

    a substitute for animal hides. The emphasis of Plains artwork shifted as well:

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    Line 45 tribespeople came to create works that celebrated the solidarity of Indians as a

    group rather than their prowess as individuals.

    91. Which of the following titles best summarizes the content of the passage?

    A. The Ongoing Influence of Plains Indian Art B. Male and Female in Tribal Life

    C. Indian Art as Narrative and Dream D. Design Specialization in Plains Art

    92. The author cites examples of the work of Plains artists primarily to

    A. show the differences between male and female decorative styles

    B. emphasize the functional role of art in Indian life

    C. describe the techniques employed in the creation of particular works

    D. illustrate the changes made by Anglo influence on Plains art

    93. The word “strains” in line 1 means

    A. tunes B. pressures C. varieties D. injuries

    94. In lines 12 and 13, weaving, quillwork, and beadwork are presented as examples of

    A. male-dominated decorative arts B. uninspired products of artisans

    C. geometrically based crafts D. unusual applications of artistic theories

    95. With which of the following statements regarding male Plains artists prior to 1800

    would the author most likely agree?

    I. They tended to work collaboratively on projects.

    II. They believed art had power to ward off danger.

    III. They derived their designs from classical forms.

    A. I only B. III only C. I and II only D. II and III only

    96. As used in line 27, “drafted” most nearly means

    A. selected B. recruited C. endorsed D. sketched

    97. According to the passage, dream visions were important to the Plains artist because they

    A. revealed the true form of his spiritual guardian

    B. suggested the techniques and methods of his art

    C. determined his individual aesthetic philosophy

    D. expressed his sense of tribal solidarity

    98. In its narrative aspect, Plains art resembles LEAST

    A. a cartoon strip made up of several panels

    B. a portrait bust of a chieftain in full headdress

    C. an epic recounting the adventures of a legendary hero

    D. a chapter from the autobiography of a prominent leader

    99. According to lines 41–46, the impact of the Anglo presence on Plains art can be seen in the

    A. growth of importance of geometric patterning

    B. dearth of hides available to Plains Indian artists

    C. shift from depicting individuals to depicting the community

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    D. emphasis on dream visions as appropriate subject matter for narrative art

    100. As used in line 44, “substitute” most nearly means

    A. surrogate B. back-up C. relay D. fill-in

    Your answers

    91. 92. 93. 94. 95.

    96. 97. 98. 99. 100.

    Part 4: The following passage has six sections, A-F.

    Choose the correct headings for sections A-F from the list of headings below. Write the

    correct number, i-x, in boxes 101- 106 on your answer sheet.

    List of Headings

    i. No give-aways for addictive products

    ii. Sales of razor blades increase astronomically

    iii. Monopoly of consumables is vital for success

    iv. Video gaming a risky business

    v. A novel method of dual marketing ruled out

    vi. Freebie marketing restricted to legal goods

    vii. Buyer ingenuity may lead to bankruptcy

    viii. A marketing innovation

    ix. A product innovation

    x. More money to be made from high quality products

    101. Section A______ 104. Section D ______

    102. Section B______ 105. Section E ______

    103. Section C______ 106. Section F ______

    “FREEBIE" MARKETING

    A In the late 1890s, while travelling as an itinerant salesperson for the Crown, Cork

    and Seal Company, King C. Gillette observed how his corked bottle caps were discarded

    immediately after opening. Nevertheless, his company turned a healthy profit and there was

    immense business value, Gillette soon came to realise. In a product that was used only a few

    times, Gillette had his own personal breakthrough while struggling with a straight-bladed

    razor - a slow, fiddly and potentially dangerous instrument that required sharpening on a

    regular basis. A simple, disposable blade that could be thrown away when it dulled would

    meet a real need and generate strong profits, he correctly reasoned. After founding the

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    American Safety Razor Company in 1901, his sales leapt from 168 blades in 1903 to

    123,648 blades only a year later.

    B What King C. Gillette pioneered is far more than a convenient and affordable way

    for men to shave, however, it is the business practice now known as “freebie marketing”

    that has inspired many more companies over the years. Gillette's approach was contrary to

    the received wisdom of his era, which held that a single, durable, high-quality and relatively

    expensive consumer item with a high profit margin was the best foundation for a business.

    Freebie marketing involves two sets of items: a master product that is purchased once, and a

    consumable product that is frequently disposed of and repurchased on an ongoing basis. In

    this instance, the master product is often sold with little to no profit margin and is

    sometimes even dispensed at a loss. As the consumables are purchased over months and

    years, however, this can yield a much greater overall profit.

    C Freebie marketing only works if the producer of the master item is also able to

    maintain control over the creation and distribution of the consumables. If this does not

    happen, then cheaper versions of the consumable items may be produced, leaving the

    original company without a source of profit. The video game company Atari, for example,

    initially sold its Atari 2600 consoles at cost price while relying on game sales for profit.

    Several programmers left Atari, however, and began a new company called Activision

    which produced cheaper games of a similar quality. Suddenly, Atari was left with no way to

    make money. Lawsuits to block Activision failed, and Atari survived only by adding

    licensing measures to its subsequent 5200 and 7800 consoles.

    D In other instances, consumers sometimes find that uses for a master product

    circumvent the need to purchase consumables. This phenomenon is well known to have

    afflicted the producers of CueCat barcode readers. These were given away free through

    Wired magazine with the intention that they would be used by customers to scan barcodes

    next to advertisements in the publication and thus generate new revenue flows. Users

    discovered, however, that the machines could be easily modified and used for other

    purposes, such as building a personal database of book and CD collections. As no licensing

    agreement was ever reached between Wired and its magazine subscribers, CueCat were

    powerless to intervene, and after company liquidation the barcode readers soon became

    available in quantities over 500,000 for as little as US$0.30 each.

    E Not all forms of freebie marketing are legal. One notable example of this is the use

    of freebie marketing to “push” habit-forming goods in areas where there is otherwise no

    market. For illegal substances this is already restricted on the basis of the products illegality,

    but the use of freebie marketing to promote legal goods such as tobacco, alcohol and

    pharmaceuticals is also outlawed because the short-term gain to a small number of

    commercial outlets is not deemed worth the social cost of widespread substance abuse.

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    F Another practice that is prohibited under antitrust laws is a form of freebie

    marketing known as “tying”. This is when a seller makes the sale of one good conditional

    on the acquisition of a second good. In these instances the first good is typically important

    and highly desirable, while the second is inferior and undesirable. A music distributor who

    has the rights to an album that is in high demand, for example, might only allow stores to

    purchase copies of this album if they also buy unpopular stock that does not sell very easily.

    Because this typically relies on the manipulation of a natural monopoly on the part of the

    distributor, such practices are widely understood to constitute anti-competitive behaviour.

    Complete the summary below.

    Choose NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS from the text for each answer.

    Freebie marketing is not permitted by law for either illegal or legal (107) ________

    products. This type of promotion of goods such as tobacco and alcohol is not considered

    worth the (108)________ and has consequently been outlawed.

    “Tying" is also prohibited. This is when the sale of an attractive product is

    (109)________ on the purchase of another. It tends to occur when the seller takes advantage

    of a natural monopoly and is generally considered to be (110) ________

    Your answers

    101. 102. 103. 104. 105. 106.

    107. 108. 109. 110.

    PART IV: WRITING ( 60 pts)

    Part 1:

    a/ Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first one, using

    the word given. Don’t change the word given. You must use between three and eight

    words including the word given.

    111. We still had a slim chance of reaching the summit before midday, but then Jean hurt

    her ankle. (PAID)

    Jean’s injured ankle………………………..……………............... remaining hope we had of reaching the

    summit.

    112. It never occurred to me that there’d be a cashpoint machine in the supermarket.

    (CROSSED)

    It never…………………………………………………………… have a cashpoint machine.

    113. Although Rudy really didn’t want to play cricket on Sunday, he agreed in the end.

    (DEAD)

    Despite …………………………………………cricket on Sunday, Rudy agreed in the end.

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    b/ For each of the sentence below, write a new sentence as similar as possible in meaning to

    the original sentence but using the word given. This word must not be altered in any way.

    114. Don’t tell the boss about our scheme. (BREATHE)

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    115. Since the advertisement, we have had more applications than we can deal with.

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    Part 2 – Read the following extracts and use your own words to summarize the advice to

    parents. Your summary should be between 50 and 70 words long.

    Extract 1:

    Parents hope their encouragement will make their children more motivated to achieve

    academic success, but despite their best efforts, they often end up frustrated and puzzled at their

    failure to effectively inspire. What is good, effective motivation? Recent investigations of parental

    motivational practices have revealed two main kinds - ‘intrinsic motivation’, where enjoyment of

    learning is emphasized, and ‘extrinsic motivation’, where parents reward their children on

    achievement.

    Many parents may be shocked by the results of this study, which found common practices

    adopted by pushy parents, like external rewards for academic success (for example, gifts of money,

    or the withdrawal of privileges contingent on academic results) actually produced lower levels of

    academic curiosity and enjoyment of school work among children, in turn leading to lower

    achievement. The lesson from this research is that, if parents want their children to be academically

    motivated, they should emphasize the enjoyability of school work, I rather than the benefits which

    will accrue from the rewards of academic success. In other words, they should encourage their

    children not to see academic tasks as work at all, but more like play.

    This has important implications for anyone engaged in trying to achieve change through

    motivation, including psychologists. A whole new debate has been opened regarding whether they

    should use punishment and reward less, and instead accentuate the pleasurable aspects of change as

    a means to encourage children to attain academic success.

    Extract 2:

    There I was, a parenting advisor, making a really stupid parenting mistake - not listening to

    my child. It was a cold winter afternoon and my entire extended family were crowded into our

    house - 4 kids, 9 adults. Where did I go wrong? Well, to a non-parent this may seem trivial, but I’m

    sure those with young children will understand. It was time for my five-year-old, Lily, to be off to

    her ballet class. She complained that her tummy was sore, but being aware of her tendency to

    occasionally try and get out of regular tasks when her cousins are around, I dismissed her

    whimpering and drove her to her class.

    I had only been back for twenty minutes or so, when I got a phone call from the ballet

    school. I was asked to go and pick Lily up because she had been sick. I can assure you that the ten-

    minute drive back to the school was probably the absolutely worst ten minutes of my entire life.

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    Lily put her seatbelt on, looked at me through the mirror and asked me why I hadn’t listened

    to her. I felt awful. I admitted to her that I had been wrong. I said that I should have been more

    sensitive to her feelings and not so concerned about what “needed to be done”. By the end of the

    night she said “I love you”, hugged me, and went to sleep. Not I. In fact, I’m still feeling guilty.

    Sometimes we find it hard to accept that, as parents, we are not perfect and will make

    mistakes. We should all try to understand why we make our mistakes, take

    responsibility for them and apologize. Tell your child why you did what you did, and promise to do

    things differently next time. Although it doesn’t mean that you won’t feel bad after making a silly

    parenting mistake, it will help your child get over the incident much faster than you will.

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    Part 3. Chart description

    Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make

    comparisons where relevant.

    You should write at least 150 words.

    Diet and general health of two groups of students

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    Overweight 10 20

    Illness in the past year 5 12

    Attendance at classes 90 75

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    Part 4. Essay writing

    "Some people think that the detailed criminal description on newspaper and TV

    has bad influences, so this kind of information should be restricted on the media."

    Do you agree or disagree with this statement?

    Write an essay of about 250 words to give your own opinion.

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