Word Formation Revision – Ôn Thi Vào Lớp 10 Chuyên Tiếng Anh 2013 (Key Updated)

blogchuyenanh xin giới thiệu booklet Word Formation, chuẩn bị cho kì thi tuyển sinh lớp 10 chuyên tiếng Anh sắp tới. Booklet gồm 3 phần chính:

  1. Tổng hợp các câu hỏi Word Formation từ đề thi chuyên vào Phổ Thông Năng Khiếu (2005-2012) và Lê Hồng Phong (2006-2012)
  2. Tổng hợp các câu hỏi Word Formation từ đề thi học sinh giỏi tiếng Anh lớp 9 TP.HCM (2000-2011) và một số câu của lớp 12 trong những năm gần đây mà blogchuyenanh thấy phù hợp cho việc ôn tập.
  3. Một số bài tập mở rộng, nâng cao về compounds và phrasals.








6 thoughts on “Word Formation Revision – Ôn Thi Vào Lớp 10 Chuyên Tiếng Anh 2013 (Key Updated)

  1. 124. oh. Sorry! ‘panicked’ is what I meant. sorry for the mistake as I just jotted down too quickly.

    66. Admittedly, ‘blameworthy’ is more prefered by comparison with ‘blamable’. However, you can easily look it up in the Oxford English Dictionary whose link has been given above. This is the definitive record of the English language. That ‘blamable’ cannot be found in the Ox. Adv. Dic. doesn’t mean it is non-existent or non-standard, isn’t it?. In fact, I’d come across this word in Daily Mail newspaper a good few times when I was in London and Cambridge last summer. It is used quite frequently there, in deed. You may also refer to Marriam-webster Dic. and Collins Dic. for further info.

    129. The sense of politics is just one of the meanings that ‘ impoverished’ carries. Its very first and most popular meaning is, however, ‘Reduced to poverty’ or poverty-stricken. (You may checked it at http://www.thefreedictionary.com/impoverished). Speaking of this sentence, it just so happens that 3 words ‘ poor’, ‘impoverished’ and ‘poverty-stricken’ could all be used as the sentence does not communicate any clear information for the reader to decide which one should be used in this case.

    The poor need assistance from the whole society. (couldn’t agree more!)
    The impoverished need need assistance from the whole society. (You can say that again!)
    The poverty-stricken need assistance from the whole society. (I’ll say!)

    the three words just fit perfectly in the sentence as you may well see! if you’d like to specify one of them (‘poor’, e.i.), then you should give more information to the sentence. As little has been given, any use of these 3 words is acceptable, I’m afraid!

    56. The title of the short article about King Arthur may serve as a compelling example to the use of the phrase ‘the real and the fabled’. I consider it a fixed phrase as I’ve came across it in many novels. However, I would not dare to discard the phrase ‘the real and the fabulous’ as you’ve suggested in the answer key.


    Good Day! 🙂


  2. It is a very nice revision for those in prepartion for the forthcoming exam, I would say. However there are some slip-ups of the answer keys provided. Of note are my suggestions for rectification.

    Reference: http://www.oed.com/

    56. Fabled and fabulous is both acceppable
    106. Spokeman, Spokewoman, Spokeperson are all correct (not necesaarily Spokeman)
    108. standby and stand-in are both correct (not necesaarily standby)
    109. wrongdoings and misdeeds are both correct. (not necesaarily wrongdoings)
    129. Poor and Impoverished are both acceptable (not necesaarily the former as the sentence suggest too elusive a sense.)
    155. uneconomic and uneconomical are accpetable (not necesaarily the former as the sentence suggests too elusive a sense.)

    15. Nauseous. Seasick are both okay. (not necesaarily the latter)
    30. cultural. multicultural are both correct (not necesaarily the former)
    56. dirtiness. dirtying are both acceptable (not necesaarily the latter)
    66. blamewhorthy . blamable are both correct (not necesaarily the former)
    124. panicky . panicking are both correct (not necesaarily the former)
    135. only ‘water-resistant’ is correct (as the root word has nothing to do with ‘proof’) .. Waterproof is too unaccountably testing in this sentence.
    144. impurity. impurities are both acceptable. (not necesaarily the latter as ‘any’ can be followed by both sing. Nouns and plu.Nouns)

    III. to be proofread later.



    1. 56. Here you can find the word “fabulous” used in the context with “real”. I believe the sense of contrast (between “reality” and “fable”) is more emphatic. http://hawthorne.thefreelibrary.com/Grandfathers-Chair/3-11#fabulous
      129. “The impoverished” has a sense of politics, I think, implying a class of people who were ruthlessly exploited. Jack London used it in “The Iron Heel”, which focuses on changes in society and politics. http://london.thefreelibrary.com/The-Iron-Heel/15-1#the+impoverished
      66. I cannot find “blamable” in Oxford Advanced Dictionary, though I can find it in some extracts of literature.
      124. panicky or panicked, I guess, as in Collins Thesaurus: “The dogs were panicked by the noise.” though “panicked” is preferred as passive form rather than adjective.



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