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  1. I. Choose the best answer to complete these sentences 1. I ______ a letterfrommyold friendlastweek.(sent/ gave/ received/ took) 2. We mustbethere______ 7.30and10.30.(at/ before/ between/ after) 3. I find Peteris notcommunicative.He’s rather______ in public. (kind/ reserved/sociable/ humorous) 4. Shehas______ over30 pagessinceyesterday.(written/ wrote/ write/ writing) 5. I find Peteris notcommunicative.He’s rather______ in public. (kind/ reserved/sociable/ humorous) 6. My fartherused______ usto theparkthreeyearsago.(took/ taking/ to take/ take) 8. Canyoufill ______ thisformfor me?(out/ on / at/ to) 9. “Wouldyou______ to go to themovieswithme?”“I’d loveto” (like / want/ love/ mind) 10.Deaf-mutecan______ speak______ hear.(both.. and/notonly … butalso/neither… nor/either… or) 11.WhenI wasa child, I ______ follow mymumto themarket.(usedto / liked/ hated/ loved) 12. His parentsarealwaysproud______ him.(about/ of / on / with) 13. ______ haveyoulivedin this town?– For nearly20 years.(When/ Where/ How far /How long) 14. Thenewshoppingmall is quite______ thepresentshoppingarea.(differentfrom/ thesame/ like to / similar) 15.Theyhavestudied______ six o’clock.(for / at/ since/ to) 16. “____________?” – “It’s 20.000dong”(How muchis this parcelcost/ How much does this parcel take / How much does thisparcel/ How muchdoesthisparcelcost) 17.I ______ thecountrylife ______ thecity life. (like – than/ prefer– to / like – to / prefer– than) 18.Theyhavestudied______ six o’clock.(for / at/ since/ to) 19. He doesmorningexercisesregularlyin orderto ______ his health.(have/ improve/ get/ take) 1
  2. 20. Don’t let your child ______ with matches. (playing / to play / plays / play) 21. They ______ from Canada to America to find work. (started / demonstrated / delivered / migrated) 22. Last nightI watchedthemovie Romeo and Juliet. At lasttheykilled ______ . (together/ eachother/ themselves/ one another) 23. My motheris ______ tired______ cooktonight.(enough– to / too– to / so – that/ very– to) 24. He wentto schoollatebecausehewasstuckin the______ this morning.(rush- our/ traffic-light/ traffic-jam/ cross- h road) 25. Airmail is ______ expensivethansurfacemail. (themost/ most/ much/ more) 27. Sheis studyinghard______ passthefinal exams.(for/ in orderto / so to / so that) 28. John came______ anold schoolfriendin thestreetthis morning.(with/ along/ across/ off) 29. Sheaskedherchildren______ (to stopplaying/ stopto play/ stopplaying/ stoppingto play) 30. He is not______ ridea motorbike.(enoughold to / enoughold for / old enoughto / old enoughfor) 31. I don’ttalk muchin public. I amrather(kind/ sociable/ reserved/ humorous) 32. (Novel / Fiction/ Folktale/ Legend)is a storypassedon in spokenformfromonegenerationto thenext. 33. You mustlook in the(advertisement/ recreation/ diversion/ participation)sectionof thenewspaperto find out whatfilms are showing. 34. Duringrush- hours,(traffic lights/ crossroads/ traffic-jams)oftenhappen. 35. (Would/ Could/ Do / Will) youlike to go to themovies?– I’d loveto. 36. Deaf-mutescan(bothspeakandhear/ notonly speakbutalsohear/ neitherspeaknor hear/ eitherspeakor hear) 37. Theyhavewaitedfor her(for / since/ at/ from)6 o’clock. 38. This neighborhoodis (different/ thesame/ as/ like) fromthatone. 39. Whatdoesshelook like?(Shelook beautiful / Sheis beautiful / Shelookslike beautiful) 40. Thecalendaris (on / under/ behind/ in) theclock. 41. Minh andI didn’tenjoy(myself / ourselves/ himself / themselves)attheparty. 2
  3. 42. When my father was young, he used to (singing / sang / sings / sing) very well. 44. You should work (hardly / hard / good / badly) in order to pass the exams. 45. It is too dark (to take / take / taking / took) photographs here. 46. Jim is not old enough (read / reading / to read) this book. 47. Could you do me a favor? (What can I do for you / Thanks a lot / It’s very kind of you / No, thank you. I’m fine) 48. I (haven’t met / don’t meet / didn’t meet / won’t) him yet. 49. The doctor advised him (go / to go / going / goes) to bed earlier. 50. They got married and lived (happy / happily / happiness) II. Supply the correct tense of the verbs in brackets 1. Mary andJohn (be) _________ neighbors.They(know)_________ eachotherfor a longtime.Mary (move)_________ into her housein 1990,andJohn (live) _________ nextdoorsincehe(come)_________ to theareain 1988. 2. Today (be) _________ Sunday. Nga (not go) _________ to school. She (stay) _________ at home.She (do) _________ her homeworknow.She(do) _________ it for twohours. 3. I (be) _________ in New York. I (come)_________ heretwo yearsago. My friend,Nancy (live) _________ heresince1982. So she(know)_________ theareaverywell. 4. Trungusually(go) _________ to thelibrarythreetimesa week. 5. YesterdayI (be)_________ busy,so I (nothave)_________ timeto phoneyou. 6. Mrs. Trang(notgo) _________ to work lastweek.She(notbe)_________ feelingwell. 7. I (do) _________ all thehousework.Theflat is really cleannow. 8. How longyou(live) _________ here?– Since1997. 9. Mr. Quang(teach)_________ in thisschoolsincehe(graduate)_________ fromtheuniversityin 1989. 10.My brother(leave)_________ home10yearsago.I (nevermeet)_________ himsincethen. 11.Whereyou(spend)_________ yoursummerholidaylastyear,Tam? 12. Whenwe(be)_________ small, our family (live) _________ in thecountryside. 13. I (read)_________ aninterestingbookatthemoment. 14. How longyou(know)_________ Mrs. Chi? – I (know)_________ herefor five years. 15.W (notsee)_________ hersincewe(be)_________ on holidayin Ha Longbay. 16. Phuong(notfinish) _________ herhomeworkyet. 17.It’s threeyearssinceI last(see)_________ Nam. 18.You (be)_________ away?– Yes. I (go) _________ to thecountrylastSunday. 19. I (noteat)_________ anythingfor twodays. 20. They(move)_________ to Ho Chi Minh City in 1990and(live) _________ theresincethen. READING COMPREHENSION I. Complete the following passage with the words given in the box. 1. 3
  4. is - feed - people - lot - work - lived - so - it 4
  5. Many (1) _____________ believe that life on the farm is very quiet and easy, but (2) ____________ is very hard. I myself have (3) ____________ on a farm for nearly twenty years and I know what farm work (4) _____________. You must get up early, (5) _____________ the chickens and the cows, water the flowers, vegetables, do (6) _____________ of gardening and then (7) ____________ in the fields. But my aunt likes this way of life and (8) ______________ do all her children. 2. enjoy - like - walk - beautiful - friendly - in - facilities - summer DearMai, I’m havinga lovely timeherein Kim Lien. It’s a (1) _________________ village.I’m stayingat my uncle’s house.I havea nice view of thepaddyfield frommybedroom.Thingsarechanging(2) _______________ thecountryside.Peoplecannow havethings (3) ________________ refrigeratorsand televisions. Medical (4) _______________ are more accessible. Today I’m going for a long(5) ______________ by thelake.The air is cleanandpeoplearevery(6) ______________. Would youlike to comeherenext (7) ______________ holiday?I hopeyou’ll (8) ______________ it. 3. reach - in - telephoned - message - service - stationary - name - speak A customer(1) ______________ the Thang Loi Delivery (2) _____________ on June 16 just after midday. The customer’s (3) _____________wasMr. Nam,andhewantedto (4) ______________ to Mrs. Van. Mrs. Van was(5) ______________ meetingand could not cometo the phone.So Mr. Toan took a (6) ______________. Mr. Nam called abouthis (7) _____________ order. He saidMrs. Van could(8) _____________ himat8 634082. II. Read the following texts. Then answer the True / False sentences 1/ Hello! My name’sBa. I’m 13 yearsold. I havea close friend, Lan. She is 15, but she isn’t as tall as I am. Every day I go to school in themorning,my sisterhasclassesin theafternoon.Like Lan, I love pop music, readingmy novels in my freetime.We both like playing chessand going swimmingin the summer.Unlike Lan, I don’t like cooking, doing the shopping on Sundays. Instead,I like watchingfilms,especiallywarfilmson T.V. I alsoloveplayingsoccerin mysparetime. 1. BothBa andLan go to schoolin themorning. ____ 2. Theylovepopmusic,readingnovels. ____ 3. Theydon’tlike playingchessandgoingswimmingin Summer. ____ 4. Lan doesn’tlike cooking,doingtheshoppingon Sundays. ____ 5. Ba likeswatchingwarfilmson T.V. ____ 6. Lan alsolovesplayingsoccerin herfreetime. ____ 2/ Lily comesfrom China. She’s a university student. She’s eighteenyears old. She is studying English as a foreign language. English is importantto her becauseshe will needit for her job in the future. She beganlearning English whenshe was very young– at theageof eight.Shethinksthather biggestproblemis listening.Peoplespeakvery quickly, so shecan’t understand them.Englishis really hardfor herto learn,butshelikesit. Shewantsto beanEnglishteacher;or hopesto becomea singerone daybecauseshelovesEnglishsongsverymuch 1. Englishis importantto Lily asshewill needit for herfuturejob. ____ 2. ShestartedlearningEnglishwhenshewaseighteen. ____ 3. Shehasa problemwithlistening. ____ 4. Shecanunderstandpeoplewhentheyspeakfast. ____ 5. Shedoesn’tfind Englishdifficultto learn. ____ 6. ShelovesEnglishsongsbutshedoesn’twantto becomea singer. ____ 3/ GrahamBell wasbornin Scotlandin 1478,butwhenhe wasa youngmanof twenty- threehemovedwith his parentsto Canada. Beforetheyearwasover,youngGrahamleft his family andwentto Boston.ThoughBell wasa dreamer,hewasalsoa practical thinkeranda manof action.In Boston,whereheworkedby dayasa teacherof thedeaf,heworkedfar into nightexperimenting withtheelectricaltransmissionof thesound.This led to theinventionof thetelephone. 1. AlexandraGrahamBell wasbornin England. ____ 2. He immigratedto Canadain 1865 ____ 5
  6. 3. He went to Boston when he was twenty-three. ____ 4. Graham Bell worked with the deaf in Boston. ____ 5. He experimented with the electrical transmission of the sound by day. ____ 6. Graham bell invented the telephone. ____ III. Read the following passages. Then answer the questions 1/ Do you haveanyclosefriends?I think everybodyat leasthasoneclosefriendin their life. And so do I. I havetwo closefriends, HanhandMai. We arein thesameclassat theprimaryschool, andthensecondaryschool. We arealso neighborsso we spend most of our time learning and playing together.Hanh is a beautiful girl with big black eyesand an oval rosy face. She is an intelligentstudentwhois alwaysatthetopof theclass.Shelikesreading,andsheoftengoesto thelibrarywhenevershehasfree time.Mai isn’t as beautiful as Hanh, but shehasa lovely smile andlooks very healthy.Mai is very sporty. She spendsmostof hertimeplayingsports.Mai is a volleyball starof our school.Sheis alsoverysociableandhasa goodsenseof humor.Her jokes alwaysmakeus laugh.I lovebothof myfriendsandI alwayshopeour friendshipwill neverdie.  Questions a. WhatdoesHanhlook like? b. Whatdoesshelike? c. Whatdoessheoftendo in herfreetime? d. Is Mai morebeautiful thanHanh? e Whatis Mai’s hobby? f. WhichsportsdoesMai playin theschoolteam? 2/ How Nam has improved his English. “… In the first year of lower secondaryschool I had somedifficult in learning English. My pronunciation of English words was really bad and my English grammarwas worse. I did not how to improvethem. One afternoonafter the lesson, my teacherof English told me to wait for her outsidethe classroom.She took me to the school library and showedme cassettesof pronunciationdrills kept in a glassbookcase.She also told mehow to use an English–English dictionaryto improvemy English grammar.“Now I thinkyouknowwhatyoushoulddo”, saidshe.I mademuchprogressandonly oneyearlaterI wonthefirst prize in theEnglishSpeakingContestheldfor secondaryschoolstudentsin myhometown.”  Questions a. Whatdifficultiesdid Namhavein learningEnglishin thefirst year? b. Who wantedto meethimoneafternoonafterthelesson? c. Wheredid theygo afterthat? d. Whatdid theteachershowhimthen? e. Whatdid shetell himto improvehis Englishgrammar? 6
  7. f. What did he win one year later? 3/ Lan is excitedabouttheinterestingactivitiessheis goingto do. The Y & Y is havinga planto help thecommunity.Shewill participatein its recyclingprogram.In joining this program, shewill collectglass,usedpaperandemptycans.Thenshewill sendthemfor recycling. She hopesshecansavenatural resourcesandraisesomemoneyfor theschool Y & Y in theseactivities. She also thinks aboutparticipatingin eitherplantingtreesandflowersor helpingthestreetchildren.It is really interesting,isn’t it?  Questions 1. Is Lan goingto haveinterestingactivities? 2. Whatis theY & Y planningto do? 3. Whatwill shedo? 4. Will shesendthemfor recycling? 5. Whatdoesshehopein theseactivities? 6. Doesshethinkabouthelpingthestreetchildren? 4/ Peter is my pen pal. He is fifteenyears old. He lives in a housein London. He has lived therefor ten years. He is an excellentstudent.He alwaysworks hardat school and getsgood marks. He loves learningVietnamesein his free time. He often practiceswritinglettersin Vietnamese.Sometimeshehelpsmeto correctmywriting,andI help himto correcthis spellingmistakes.Nextsummer,heis goingto visit Ho Chi Minh City withhis family. I’m expectingto seehim  Questions 1. Wheredoeshelive? 2. How longhashelivedin London? 3. Why doeshegetgoodmarks? 4. Whatdoeshelike doingin his freetime? 5. DoesheoftenpracticeVietnamese speakingandreading? by 7
  8. 6. What is he going to do next summer? WRITING A. Rewrite these sentences. 1. “CouldyouhelpmewithmyEnglishspeaking,Ba?” Minh told 2. “You shouldn’tmakenoisein class,Trung” Theteachersaid__________________________________________________________________ 3. “Canyouwaitfor mehere,Jerry?” Tomtold ________________________________________________________________________ 4. “CouldyoubuymeanEnglishexercisebook,Ha?” Namasked______________________________________________________________________ 5. “ Getup earlyto learnyourlesson,Toan” Toan’sfathertold him_____________________________________________________________ 6. “ You shouldimproveyourEnglishpronunciation,Nga” Nga’steachersaid________________________________________________________________ 7. “ You shouldstayin bedfor a few days,Mr. Hoang” Thedoctorsaid__________________________________________________________________ 8. Hungis strong.He cancarrythatheavybox. Hungis 9. Thefire isn’t veryhot.It won’tboil thekettle. Thefire ________________________________________________________________________ 10.Theweatherwasn’twarm.We couldn’tgo swimming. Theweather____________________________________________________________________ 11.Janeis a skillful swimmer. Jane ___ 12. Lan learnsEnglishverywell. Lan is __________________________________________________________________________ 13. Tomis a goodsoccerplayer. Tomplays_______________________________________________________________________ 14. Loanis a goodswimmer. Loan___________________________________________________________________________ 15.Hungrunveryfast. Hungis _________________________________________________________________________ 16. Playsarenotasinterestingasfilms. Filmsare ______ 17.Englishisn’t asdifficultasFrench. Frenchis _______________________________________________________________________ 18.Jill is moreintelligentthanBill. Bill isn’t ________________________________________________________________________ 19. Ngadoesn’tspeakEnglishaswell asTrang Trangspeaks____________________________________________________________________ 20. Mrs. Thanhdrivesmorecarefully thanMrs. Hong. Mrs. Hongdoesn’t_______________________________________________________________ . THE FIRST TERM TEST (2004-2005) I.Choose the correct answers: (2p) 8
  9. 1. It is really a difficult test but we will try to do it ………………………..(ourself/ ourselves/ itself/ itselves) 2. Tuan is 15 years old. He is not………………………to drive a car. (old enough/ enough old/ young enough / enough young). 3. Our teacher told us…………………..hard this semester. (working / work/ to work/ worked). 4. Lan and Hoa have difference characters. Lan is sociable but Hoa………………………(reserved/ beautiful/ slim/ lovely) 5. Our school Y & Y……………..over 100 useful things for street children since last week . (collect/ collecting/ collected/ have collected) 6. Could you help me fill……………..this application form? (in/ of/ on/ with) 7. “May I help you?” -> ……………………………………….. a. What can I do for you? C. I’m sorry, I’m busy b. Yes, that’s very kind of you. D.How can I help? 8. Your report is good. I know you worked really …………………this semester?(bad/ good/ hard/ hardly) II.Complete the passage with words given: (2p) Hair/ doing/ hair / in/ the same/ either/ because/ similar. I have 2 brothers, Tim and Tom. They are very (1)……………………and a lot of people don’ t know who Tim is and who Tom is. They both have blond (2) ……………………and blue eyes. They always (3)……………………jeans and T- shirts. They like (4)……………………..the same things , too. For examples, they like jazz and they are interested (5)……………..soccer. They go to a soccer match once a week. Tim doesn’t like dancing and Tom doesn’t like it (6)……………………Although they are twins, they are not exactly the (7)…………………at everything. Tim woorks hard at school (8)………………..he wants to go to university , but Tom is a bit lazy. III. Read the text below carefully: Galileo was one of the first modern scientists. He was born in Pisa , Italy, in 1564. At first, he studied philosophy, but later he studies math and astronomy. He was very interested in the way the Earth and other planets moves around the sun. He found out some important facts about our world. He also started a new way of working in science. Before Galileo, scientists did not do experiments, they just guessed about how something happened. He did not just make guess, he did experiments and watched to see what happened. A. T/F (1.5p) 1. Galileo was very interested in the earth ,the sun and other planets………………… 2. He had the same ways working in science with other sciencetists………………………. 3. He did not find out anything about our world…………………. B. Questions: (1p) 1. What did Galileo study?................................................................................................. 2. Did he guess about how something happened?................................................ I. Read the conversation and help Nga to write a message for Tam: (1.5p) Nga: Hello, this is Nga. Nam: Hello, Nga. I’m Nam. Could I speak to Tam? Nga: I’m sorry, my brother is out. Would you like to leave him a message? Nam: Could you tell him that I will come and pick him up at 4’00 at your house? We are going to play soccer in the school yard this afternoon. Nga: Ok. I’ll tell him when he ‘s back. Bye. Nam: Bye. Date: January 7th. Time: 1’30 pm. For:………………………………… 9
  10. Message: …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………….. Taken by:………………………………………………………. VI. Write 5 sentences about the changes in your hometown, use cues given: (2p) Our town/ changing. Few years ago/ it/ small/ quiet. Now / it/ large/ noisy. Traffic/ busy. Streets/ clean/ beautiful. Houses / modern. People life/ easy.  Our town is changing. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………….. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………. THE FIRST TERM TEST (2005-2006) I. Vocab and structures. (2p) 1. My brother is out. Would you like ……………………….a message? (to leave/ left/ leaving/ leaves) 2. Did your teacher help you do this math exercise? -> No, we did it……………………………….(myself/ themselves/ ourselves/ yourselves) 3. They ………………….from Cananda to the USA to find work. (emigrated/ worked/ demonstrated/ delivered) 4. They speak English very badly. They should……………………English pronunciation every day. (practice/ to practice/ practicing/ practiced) 5. Mary was born in France. French is her………………….(mother tongue/ first language/ foreign language/ a+ b are correct) 6. What……………………..like?->She is slim and beautiful. (she / is she/ does she/ does she look) 7. My aunt is a good writer. She ……………………..over 30 pages since yesterday. (has written/ have written/ wrote/ writes) 8. It is too cold . ………………..you close the door? ( May/ Do / Why don’t/ Have) III.Reading: (3p) A. Complete the passage with words given: (1.5p) Dictionary/ improve/ should/ took /after/ pronunciation. In the first year of lower secondary school, I had some difficult in learning English. My (2)…………………………of English words was really bad and my English grammar was worse. I did not know how to (3)……………………….them. One afternoon (4) …………………….the lesson, my teacher of English told me to wait for her outside the classroom. She (4)……………………….me to the school library and showed me cassettes of pronunciation drills kept in glass bookcase. She told me how to use an English – English (5)………………….to improve my English grammar “Now I think you know what you (6)……………………….do”, she said. I did not know that only one year later I would win the first prize in the English speaking contest held for secondary school students in my hometown. B. Read the text and do tasks: Tokyo is a famous city. There are a few good buildings and impressive temples: there are few parks worth visiting. Everything has to be small in Tokyo: houses , rooms, shops…Long –side streets consist of tiny houses only. And this often creates a toy-like. with small women tip- toeing along in their kimono. Tokyo at night is a very different place from Tokyo in the daytime. Millions of neon signs are switched on and nowhere in the world is more attractive. A town is not its buildings alone. It is an atmosphere, its pleasure, its sadness, its madness, and above all its people. Tokyo may lack architectural beauty but it has character and excitement: it is alive. I found it a mysterious and loveable city. 10
  11. * T/F(1p) 1. There are many beautiful buildings in Tokyo……………….. 2. Many small house are found along long roads……………… 3. Tokyo at night is not as attractive as many other cities………………… 4. The writer likes Tokyo very much……………….. *Questions: (1p) 1. What are there in Tokyo?.................................................................................................. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………….. 3. Did the writer find Tokyo a mysterious and loveable city? …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………… IV.Writing: A. Rewrite: (1p.) 1. “You should change the way you learn English”  My teacher told me…………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………… 2. “Please help me with this exercise”  Hoa asked Ba…………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………. 3. Nga is 12 years old. Hoa is 12 years old , too. ->Nga is the same……………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………… 4. I’m lucky . I have a friend like you. ->I’m lucky enough…………………………………………………………………………………………………… ……………….. B. Write a letter with cues: (2p) 1. thank you/ letter/ I / glad/ hear/ you / have/ enjoyable/ Teacher’s day. 2.I/ receive/ first semester report / last week. 3. I / get/ good/ grades/ English and chemistry/ geography/ but / math and history / be/ bad.\ 4. My teacher/ ask/ improve/ math and history. 5. In a few week/ I / going/ join/ the Y& Y green group/ we/ clean/ our school yard/ plant trees and flowers. 6. Write soon and tell me all your news. ->Dear Nam, Thank you for you letter. I’m glad to hear you had an enjoyable Teacher’s day…………………………. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………….. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………………. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………… 11
  12. THE FIRST TERM TEST 2006- 2007. I. Choose the correct words: (2p) 1.He is 13 years old. He is not old enough……………………a car. (drive/ to drive/ drives/ drived) 2. His mother is out at the moment. He has to cook dinner……………………….(he/ his/ him/ himself) 3. Hoa and Lan have different characters. Hoa is sociable but Lan is…………………….. (slim/ beautiful reserved/ lovely). 4. I love watching TV very much because TV is bringing……….entertainment…………..information.(not only…………..but also/ so …………that/ neither………..nor/ either…..or). 5. Our school Y &Y ………………..over 100 useful things for street children since last week. (collect/ collected/ collecting/ has collected). 6. Could you help me to fill ……………..this application form?-> No problem. (in out / at / a+b are correct). 7. Don’t come in . Please wait…………………for your turn. (inside/ outside/ downstairs/ upstairs). 8. …………………..is a story passed on in spoken form from one generation to the next. (Legend/ Fiction/ Folktale/ Novel). II. Reading: A. Fill in the gaps with words given: (1.5p) Important/ pronunciation/ improve/ how/ ways/ on . I’m Lam. I’m in grade 8. Now I’m good at English but at the beginning of secondary school I was bored with English because I did not know (1) ……………………to learn it well. At that time , my teacher of English showed me some different (2)…………………….to learn it. She told me how to use E-E dictionary to (3)………………my E grammar. She said I should listen to E news (4) ……………….TV to practice listening skill and improve my (5)………………….in order to speak E well, I should practice speaking E with partners in class as well as outside classroom. I should try to learn by heart ten (6)………………………….words each day and revise them the next day. Now I’m successful in learning English. B. Read the text and answer the questions: (1/5p). One of the inventions made in the world science and technology is the telephone. This is an instrument has become an important part in our daily life. The words “telephone” comes from two Greek words “tele” and “phone”. These words mean “far” and “sound”. The telephone uses electricity to carry sound over a distance. So ,you see, the two Greek words tell us exactly what the in strument does. Since its invention by Bell in 1876, the design of the telephone set has changed greatly . However, the way telephone works is still the same. 1. What has become an important part in our daily life? …………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………….. 2. What do the words “tele” and “phone” mean? …………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………….. 3. Who invented the telephone? …………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………….. 4. Has the design of the telephone set changed greatly? …………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………….. 5. Did Bell invented the telephone in 1876? …………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………….. 12
  13. 6. Where does the word “telephone” come from? …………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………….. IV: WRITING: A. Rewrite: (1p) 1. My father often smoked 20 cigarettes a day, but now he doesn’t smoke any more. ->My father used……………………………………………………………………………………………………… ……… 2. “Can you give me the pen?” ->Lan asked me………………………………………………………………………………………………………… …. 3. “You should stay in bed for at least 2 days, Nga”. ->The doctor said……………………………………………………………………………………………………… …. 4. Tom is very strong. He can lift that heavy table. -> Tom is strong…………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………… B. Write a para . about Mai: (2p) -Name: Le Nguyen Mai -Age: 13 -Class: 8B -Address: 24 Li Thuong Kiet street. -Family: father, mother, sister -Apperance: tall ,thin, short black hair -Character: sociable, kind, helpful -Interest: watching TV, playing video games -Phone number: 826263 -> Her name is Le Nguyen Mai………………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………. Underline the correct words. I.Vocabulary and structures: (2.5ms) 1. Lan is not communicative. She is ………………………..in public. (kind/ reserved/ sociable/ humorous) 2. they enjoy …………………jokes. (tell /to tell/ tells/ telling) 3. Our friends ……………..meet us at the airport tonight. (are/ will be/ are going to/ will be to) 4. You should solve this problem……………………………..(yourself/ yourselves/ ourselves/ themselves) 5. When I was a child, I…………………………follow my mom to the market. (used to / use to/ am used to / was used to ) 13
  14. 6. They will come back……………………..8 pm.(on/ in/ between/ at) 7. She advised me ……………………..late. (be/ not be/ not to be/ not being) 8. “Can you help me?” -> ……………….. a. What can I do for you?/ b. Yes, that’s very kind of you. c. Could you do me a favors?/ d. No, thank you . I’m fine. 9. ……………..is it when you last saw Lan?(How long/ How far/ How often/ How about) 10. I have lived here ……………………………..1997. (in/ for/ at/ since) II. Reading: (3ms) A. Complete the passage with words given from the box. (1.5ms) Meet/ night / for/ educational/ fields/ higher/ advantages. There are various ( 1) advantages to live in a large city. For one things. There is the matter of education: (2)……………………….programs of all kinds for all ages and interests are available at all times of all day (3)………………………. in a city. Then , a city offers a wide range of choices in entertainment, recreation and culture as well as opportunities to (4)…………………….. many interesting people. Last but not least is the opportunity (5)…………………………..jobs and money: Many jobs in many (6 )…………………………are available with (7)…………………..salaries than in a small town. B. Read the dialogue carefully and choose T/ F (1.5ms) Lan: Tell me about your hometown, Tam? Tam: Well, it’s really a small town….. Lan: Really? What is it like there? Tam: Oh, I think it is a very boring place. Lan: Why? Tam: Well, there is nothing exciting to do. No good restaurants. No night – light of any kinds. I really get boring there. Lan: Oh, that’s too bad. Tam: Yes, but lots of people love it because it is so pretty, It has lovely scenery- lots of mountains, rivers, lakes, trees……. Lan: It sounds like a nice place. Tam: Well, if you like to go hiking in the summer and skiing in the winter. But you know, I am not the outdoors type! I am really a city person. 2. Tam’s hometown is not…………………………..(large/ small/ wide/ big) 3. According to Tam, The town is so…………………………(exciting / ugly/interesting/ boring) 4. There is………………….good restaurant in the town. (some / no /few/ lots of) 5. Many people love the town because it………………………………(is quiet and peaceful/ has lovely scenery/ has many lakes and rivers/has many good restaurants) 6. The town may be and interesting place to……………………………(hikers/ skiers/ swimmers/ dancers) 7. Tam ………………..his hometown. (dislikes/ loves/ likes/ hates) III. Writitng: (2.5ms) A. Rewrite sentences. (1ms) 1. The last time I saw Tam was in 1985 .(seen) …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………. 2. Are you and Lan the same age?(old)  Are you as ………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 3. “Don’t talk in class” My teacher said to me. 14
  15. - >………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ……………………….. 4.He is too weak to carry that box. (enough) …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………… B. Write a short passage to describe your room. (1.5ms) …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………….. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………… I. A. Choose the word that has the underlined part pronounced differently from the others: 1. A. pancake B. stadium C. tasty D. change 2. A. grocery B. m ney o C. m nth o D. comfort 3. A. effect B. delicious C. resident D. selection 4. A. just B. summer C. m ch u D. humid 5. A. wristwatch B. not ce i C. tired D. specialt y B. Find the word which has different stress from the rest: 6. A. humid B. airmail C. discuss D. pancake 7. A. notice B. effect C. contact D. surface 8. A. concern B. comfort C. product D. market 9. A. customer B. grocery C. resident D. delicious 10. A. organize B. community C. restaurant D. neighborhood II. Choose the word or phrase that best completes the sentences: 1. Do youwantto sendthis letterairmail or ______________________? A. normalmailB. ordinarymail C. surfacemail D. usualmail 2. Whenhewasyoung,he__________________thatprimaryschool. A. arrived B. attended C. collected D. destroyed 3. Theareais hotand__________________in summer. A. cold B. cool C. warm D. humid 4. Theresidentsin my__________________arenothappyaboutthechanges. A. neighbor B. neighborhood C. neighborly D. neighboring 5. Fromthisbridge,youcanseethe__________________of myhouse. A. foot B. floor C. roof D. stairs 6. This famousrestaurant_________________foodfromeverypartof theworld. A. serves B. cooks C. boils D. stews 7. He gavethe____________________answerasI did. A. different B. same C. far D. convenient 8. Thepocket- atchis very____________________fromthewristwatch. w A. same B. similar C. different D. difficult 9. Airmail is __________________expensivethansurfacemail. A. more B. like C. as D. themost 10. Whathaveyoudone____________________yousaidgoodbyeto us? A. for B. since C. when D. before III. Supply the correct form of the word in brackets: 1. HoaandNienusedto benext- door______________________. (neighborhood) 2. Surfacemail is much____________________thanairmail. (cheap) 3. Theshoeswerenice,buttheywere______________________. (comfort) 4. A new____________________mall is openingin this districttoday.(shop) 5. Thestoresoffera wider___________________of products.(select) 6. He thinksthepancakesare_____________________. (taste) 7. Theyarelookingatthe_____________________of “What’son this week?”.(advertise) 8. This manis a store_____________________. (own) 9. The_____________________aregoingto holda communitymeeting.(reside) 10. We can’tseehimnow; it’s ____________________. (convenience) 15
  16. IV. Complete the sentences with “for / since”: 1. She’sbeenin Ha Noi _____________________June. 2. He’s livedin Ho Chi Minh _____________________tenyears. 3. Theyhaven’tseeneachother____________________a longtime. 4. Shehasreadthisnovel_____________________two hours. 5. We’veplayedfootball _____________________two o’clock. 6. I haveknownher______________________a few years. 7. My fatherhasworkedfor thatcompany__________________1990. 8. Theyhavebeenatmyhouse____________________8 o’clockthis morning. 9. We havebeenwaiting_____________________anhour. 10. Theyhavestudied_____________________seveno’clock. V. Rewrite these sentences so that they have the same meaning: 1. Theexaminationwaseasierthanweexpected. Theexaminationwasn’t____________________________________________ 2. Your hair is darkbutherhair is blond. Her hair color is different___________________________________________ 3. I’m 14yearsold andhe’s14yearsold. He’s thesame____________________________________________________ 4. He is wearinga redcap,andsheis wearinga redcap,too. He is wearing_____________________________________________________ 5. A dogis biggerthana cat. A catisn’t ________________________________________________________ 6. No onein thisclassis astall asBa. Ba is the_________________________________________________________ 7. Thecoffeeis so strongthatI can’tdrinkit. Thecoffeeis too__________________________________________________ 8. Thesuitcaseis tooheavyfor theboyto lift up. Thesuitcaseisn’t __________________________________________________ 9. Theyweretoolateto seethefirst film. Theydidn’t________________________________________________________ 10. We beganto studyherefive yearsago. We have_________________________________________________________ II. READING Read the passage and answer the questions that follow. (3.0 pts) Hello! My name is David. I work for a construction company. I started working for this company in 2004. We build roads, dams, bridges and things like that. At the moment my company is producing a plan for a new motorway. I usually work in the road department, but this month I am working in the department that builds bridges. So my whole working day is different just now. I normally spend a lot of time outdoors because I have to go to the construction sites. But with this new project I spend a lot of time in the workshop. Now I am testing a model of one of the new bridges. I enjoy it a lot because I have learned a lot of new things. 1. Whendid Davidbeginworkingfor his constructioncompany? ................................................................................................ 2. Whatis his companydoingatthemoment? ............................................................................................... 3. Wheredoesheusuallywork? .............................................................................................. 4. Is heworkingin theroaddepartmentthis month? ............................................................................................... 5. Why doeshenormallyspenda lot of timeoutdoors? .............................................................................................. 6. Whatis hetestingnow? ............................................................................................ 16
  17. III. LANGUAGE FOCUS Circle the best option A, B, C or D to complete each of the following sentences (2.5 pts) 1. We must be there _____ 7.30 and 8.15. A. at B. before C. between D. after 2. Dad stayed at the office _____ he finished the report. A. between B. until C. for D. at 3. Vietnamese language is different _____ English language. A. as B. like C. from D. with 4. Tom is 16. He isn’t _____ to drive a car. A. enough young B. young enough C. enough old D. old enough 5. When my uncle was young, he used _____ fishing on Sundays. A. go B. went C. going D. to go 6. Mary likes _____ the piano. A. playing B. plays C. played D. play 7. She told me _____ you that present. A. giving B. to give C. gave D. given 8. Last night I watched the movie “Romeo and Juliet”. At last they killed ______. A. himself B. herself C. themselves D. ourselves 9. Jane is _____ beautiful than her sister. A. as B. like C. the most D. more 10. London is _____ capital city in Europe. A. large B. larger C. most large D. the largest Good Luck! 17
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