Bộ tài liệu và bài tập Tiếng Anh lớp 7 theo chương trình mới – Chuyên đề WRITING (UNIT 7-12)

UNIT 7: TRAFFIC

H. WRITING

I. Rewrite each sentence or question so it has the same meaning. Use “Used to”.

Ex: I was in the school tennis team.

→ I used to be in the school tennis team.

1. Anna had long hair when she was at school.

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2. Mary didn’t listen when her teachers were speaking.

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3. Ricardo got up at 6.00 when he was training for the Olympics.

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4. What did you usually do on Saturday evenings?

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5. Sophie was afraid of dogs when she was a little girl.

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6. We always gave our teachers presents at the end of term.

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7. Did you live next door to Mrs. Harrison?

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8. My brother wore glasses when he was young.

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II. Complete the second sentences so that it has a similar meaning to the first.

1. I usually stayed up late to watch football matches last year, but now I don’t.

→ I used………………………………………………………………………………….

2. There were some trees in the field, but now there aren’t any.

→ There used……………………………………………………………………………

3. Anna doesn’t live with her parents any more.

→ Anna used…………………………………………………………………………….

4. He is not a poor man any more, but he become a rich businessman.

→ He used……………………………………………………………………………….

5. They didn’t often go to the cinema every Sunday last year.

→ They didn’t use………………………………………………………………………

6. My hair now is much longer than that in the past.

→ In the past my hair used……………………………………………………………

7. I don’t have time to collect stamps as when I was in primary school.

→ I used………………………………………………………………………………….

8. Did you often go to the beach when you lived in Nha Trang?

→ Did you use…………………………………………………………………………..

9. Mr. Hung often went to work by motorbike, but now he goes to work by bus.

→ Mr. Hung……………………………………………………………………………..

10. There were traffic jams in this street during rush hours, but now the street become wider.

→ There …………………………………………………………………….

 

 

 

III. Put the words and phrases in the right order to make meaningful sentences.

1. takes/ art/ half/ gallery/ only/ hour/to/ an/ the/ It/ to/ get.

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2. mine/ book/ Her/ from/ is/ different.

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3. playing/ young/brother/the/ very/piano/My/when/was/enjoyed/he.

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4. are/ I/ as/as/not/ thought/ These/ expensive/clothes.

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5. new/ is/ next/ A/ to be/ going/ school/ built/ year/ here.

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IV. Use the words and phrases to complete the passage.

1. In Sweden, it/ be necessary/ keep your headlights on 24 hours/ day.

2. We understand that/ it is required for places as cold/ Sweden during winter, but you cannot turn/ yours car’s lights even if it is June/ the weather/ look just fine.

3. If you/ are driving in Beijing/ you come/ a zebra crossing, don’t stop/ even try/ slow down/ because this will get you in trouble/ the law.

4. In Thailand, it is compulsory/ wear a shirt while driving. Women/ who go/ topless while driving/ can be fined equal/ a few hundred bath.

5. In Cyprus, you should keep both hands/ the wheel. Drivers who unnecessarily raise/ hand from the steering wheel/ can get fines, although we think/ making some gestures at bad drivers/ is sometimes good.

6. Don’t yell or curse while you/ be driving in Rockville, Maryland, USA although you are right. It is illegal/ curse in public. You have/ pay a fine up/ $100 or go to prison/ to 10 days.

7. Before you drive off with/ car in Denmark, you must check/ the children in your car/ have the best places. Maybe the reason/ is that they/ can read books/ Hans Anderson.

8. Drinking/ driving/ be illegal in Spain, but/ Macedonia, if you are drunk, you cannot sit/ the front seats.

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UNIT 8: FILMS

H. WRITING

I. Rewrite each sentence or question so it has the same meaning

1. Although Tom was a poor student, he studied very well.

In spite of___________________________________________________

2. Mary could not go to school because she was sick.

Because of __________________________________________________

3. Although the weather was bad, she went to school on time.

Despite_____________________________________________________

4. My mother told me to go to school although I was sick.

In spite of___________________________________________________

5. Because there was a big storm, I stayed at home.

Because of__________________________________________________

6. Tom was admitted to the university although his grades were bad.

Despite_____________________________________________________

7. Although she has a physical handicap, she has become a successful woman.

Despite_____________________________________________________

8. In spite of his good salary, Tom gave up his job.

Although____________________________________________________

9. Though he had not finished the paper, he went to sleep.

In spite of___________________________________________________

10. In spite of the high prices, my daughter insists on going to the movies.

Even though ______________________________________________

 

II. Make one sentence from two. Use the word(s) in brackets in your sentences.

1. I couldn’t sleep. I was very tired.(despite)

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2. They have very little money. They are happy. (in spite of)

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3. My foot was injured. I managed to walk to the nearest village. (although)

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4. I enjoyed the film. The story was silly.(in spite of)

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5. We live in the same street. We hardly ever see each other.(despite)

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6. I got very wet in the rain. I was only out for five minutes. (even though)

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III. Write the film review, using the following cues.

A Film Review

·      What kind the film is: a Disney cartoon film

·      What the title of the film is: Atlantis: The Lost Empire

· Who the film is directed by: Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise

·      Who the main character is: a scientist named Milo Thatch

·      Who the characters are played by: Milo’s voice is played by Michael J. Fox

·      A short description of the plot (the story): A rich man gives Milo a submarine and a team of people to help him find the Lost Empire of Atlantis. After some exciting adventures, Milo and his team find Atlantis. But Atlantis is in trouble. Milo has to save it.

·      Details of special effects/ costumes/ music, etc.: The music in this film is amazing.

·      What we think is good or bad about the film: The film is sometimes scary, but it is very exiting.

·      A recommendation (advice about whether your classmates should watch this film and who will enjoy it): If you like action films and cartoons, you will love Atlantis: The Lost Empire.

Answer:

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IV. Read the information in the table about two actors from the UK, then write a short paragraph for each of them.

Name

Emma Watson

Dev Patel

Date and place of birth

1990, Paris

1990, London

Title of film

Harry Potter films

Slumdog Millionaire

Year(s)

2001 – 2009

2009

Other actors

Daniel Radcliffe,

Rupert Grint

Freida Pinto

 

Emma Watson was born___________________________________________________

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Dev Patel was___________________________________________________________

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UNIT 9: FESTIVALS AROUND THE WORLD

H. WRITING

I. Put question for the underlined part of each sentence:

1. Sarah left two hours ago.

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2. She is watching Tom and Terry.

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3. She likes watching comedy.

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4. I felt terrified before my last Maths test.

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5. She felt entertained when she watched a gripping film.

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6. It is 10 kilometers from here to ACB bank.

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7. I have known Marie for nine years.

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8. Yes, they used to be friends at the university.

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II. Complete each second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence.

1. How much will the holiday cost?

Can you let me know………………………………………….. …………………?

2. Are there any cafes’ near here?

Could you tell me if……………………………………………. …………………?

3. Does John like classical music?

Do you know……………………………………………………. …………………?

4. Where’s the post office?

I wonder if you could tell me………………………………… …………………

5. Why did you do that?

Could you tell us……………………………………………….. ………………….?

 

III. Make questions for the underlined parts, using the question words in brackets.

1. La Tomatina in Brunol near Valencia happens every year. (How often)

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2. La Tomatina takes place on the last Wednesday in August. (When)

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3. The highlight of the festival is the tomato flight. (What)

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4. La Tomatina dates backs to 1945 when an annual parade of enormous figures with big heads was passing through the streets of Bunyol. (When)

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5. Some youngsters accidentally knocked over one of the giants. (What)

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6. Burning Man lasts one week. (How long)

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7. The festival began in San Francisco’s Baker Beach in 1986. (When; Where)

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8. The event begins on the last Monday in August, and ends on the first Monday in September. (When)

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9. It takes its name from the ritual burning of a large wooden model of a hated person. (What)

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10. In 2010, 51,515 people attended Burning Man. (How many)

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IV. Write a paragraph about Da Lat Flower Festival, using the cues given below.

1. Name of festival: Da Lat Flower Festival

2. What is the festival? The programs of Flower Festival are a variety of content for every festival period. These will make interests to tourists and participants as well.

3. How often is it held? Da Lat Flower Festival has been organized every two years since 2005.

4. Where is it held? The Flower Garden of Da Lat

5. Why is it held? The local government has recently taken more measures to increase cultural activities in the tourism industry.

6. What is the content of the festival? The shows have the participation of thousands of professional and un-professional artists. Besides the opening and closing ceremonies, the festival has also some other programs such as flower exhibition fair, flower car march, trade fair, contest of Da Lat farmers

Answer.

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UNIT 10: SOURCES OF ENERGY

H. WRITING

I. Rewrite the sentences so that it has similar meaning as the sentence printed before, using the words given.

1. They will install solar panels on the roof of our house next week.

→ Solar panels ________________________________________________

2. They will build a new school for poor children next month.

→ A new school________________________________________________

3. Will the plumber check cracks on the water pipes in two days?

→ Cracks_____________________________________________________

4. They sell these chemicals everywhere in my hometown.

→ These chemicals_____________________________________________

5. They won’t show the film on types of future energy sources next Friday.

→ The film____________________________________________________

6. Some people will interview the new president on TV.

→ The new president____________________________________________

7. They will destroy the old thermal power plant at the end of this year.

→ The old thermal _____________________________________________

8. They will widen the road to our village next year.

→ The road___________________________________________________

9. We will be using biogas for cooking and heating at this time next month.

→ Biogas_____________________________________________________

10. They got the first prize at the competition.

→ The first____________________________________________________

 

II. Use the cues given to write correct sentences.

1. Many countries/ already using/ solar energy.

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2. save/energy/one/best/way/conserve/natural/resources.

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3. At present/ most/ our electricity/ come/ use/ coal, gas, oil or nuclear power.

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4. plant/tree/create/shade/around/house/help/keep/cool.

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5. This power/ could/ provide/ sun.

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6. not leave/fridge/open/cold air/escape/use/lot/electricity.

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7. One percent/ solar energy/ reach/ earth/ enough/ provide power/ the total population.

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8. Turn/all/light/every/time/leave/room.

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III. Use the cues given to write correct sentences.

1. Almost all our energy/ come/ oil/ gas/ natural gas. We/ them/ fossil fuels.

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2. The earth’s fossil fuels/ running out.

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3. Scientists/ try/ find/ other alternative sources/ energy.

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4. We/ use energy/ the sun, the wind, and the water.

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5. The sun/ supply/ all the energy/ used/ grow plants/ evaporate water/ rain/ and/ maintain/ temperature/ planet.

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6. If we/ able/ collect solar energy/ we/ be sure/ have enough power.

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7. Energy/ wind/ use/ centuries/ move ships, grind grain, pump water/ and/ do other forms/ work.

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8. Recently/ wind/ use / generate electricity.

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9. For a long time/ people/ use water/ power machines.

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10. Today/ water power/ mostly/ use/ generate electricity.

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UNIT 11: TRAVELING IN THE FUTURE

H. WRITING

I. Rewrite the sentences so that they have the same meaning as the original ones.

1. We will use renewable energy in the future.

Renewable energy ___________________________________________

2. This is our school.

This school is_______________________________________________

3. What is the distance between Vinh and Ha Noi city?

How_______________________________________________________

4. I often walked to school when I was a student.

I used______________________________________________________

5. Although they are short, they still love playing sports.

In spite of__________________________________________________

6. They will use solar energy to protect the environment.

Solar energy________________________________________________

7. Although she eats lots of food, she is still very slim.

In spite of__________________________________________________

8. What is the distance between Hanoi and HCM city?

How far____________________________________________________

9. I find English interesting.

I am ______________________________________________________

10. Our roof will be fixed tomorrow.

They ______________________________________________________

 

II. Rewrite the sentences so that the meaning stays the same to the first.

1. The café has a lot of tables.

_____ There ______________________________________________

2. Theatre programmes usually have lots of information.

_____ There is ____________________________________________

3. London has more than thirty theaters.

_____ There are ___________________________________________

4. The garden has a swimming pool.

_____ There______________________________________________

5. The system has both private and state schools.

_____ There ______________________________________________

6. I accomplished this task in three months.

_____ It took _____________________________________________

7. Jane spent three hours a week sorting out stamps.

_____ Sorting out her stamps ________________________________

8. The pictures that are taken will have to travel for three minutes before they reach the earth.

_____ The pictures will take_________________________________

9. She wrote the letter in thirty minutes.

_____ It took _____________________________________________

10. John finished his essay in two hours.

It took ____________________________________________

 

III. Make sentences using the words and phrases given.

1. The traffic/ a nightmare/ visitors/ Viet Nam/ the first time.

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2. There/ transport rules/ but/ many people/ not seem/ really interested/ follow/ them.

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3. Three or four people/ one motorbike/ a common sight/ particularly/ young people.

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4. The traffic/ worst/ rush hours/ when/ everyone/ try/ get to work/ get home quickly.

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5. Some people/ ride/ motorbikes/ the pavements/ rather than/ waiting/ a traffic jam.

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6. Pedestrians/ get injured/ hit easily/ when/ they/ walk/ the pavements/ cross the roads/ such times.

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7. Road users/ very impatient/ quite aggressive/ constantly using their horns/ even shouting/ others.

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8. Some people/ install/ air horn/ their motorbikes/ this/ really annoying/ other people/ sometimes/ it/ cause/ accidents.

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9. Another problem/ the increase/ the number/ cars/ the road.

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10. More people/ own/ private cars/ it/ make/ the problem/ the traffic jams/ worse.

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IV. Write a short paragraph about a future means of transport, using the cues given.

Safe, environmentally friendly cars

1. Cars/ the future/ do less damage/ the environment/ and/ be equipped/ better safety devices/ limit/ number/ accidents and deaths.

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2. Engines/ be powered/ by/ rubbish-fuelled reactor/to make use/ all the waste we produce.

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3. Petrol/ be replaced/ fuel cells/ separate hydrogen/ oxygen/ water.

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4. Cars/ have sensors/ detect pedestrians/ other cars/ and/ have/ air cushions.

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5. Vehicles/ “talk”/ each other/ regulate flow/ it/ mean/ end/ traffic jams.

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6. Cars/ powered by fuel cells/ already developed.

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7. We/ see/ this type of cars/ the roads/ twenty years.

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8. Environmental and safety improvements/ popular soon.

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UNIT 12: AN OVERCROWDED WORLD

H. WRITING

I. Rewrite the following sentences, beginning as shown, so that the meaning stays the same.

1. Jakarta doesn’t have as many skyscrapers as Shanghai.

→ Shanghai………………………………………………………………………………

2. You forgot to turn off the T.V last night, didn’t you?

→ You didn’t remember……………………………………………………………… ?

3. The countryside doesn’t suffer as much pollution as the city.

→ The countryside……………………………………………………………………..

4. I think you should go to work by bike.

→ Who don’t……………………………………………………………………………. ?

5. New York has more billionaires than Tokyo.

→ Tokyo …………………………………………………………………………………

6. We will plant more trees along this street.

→ More trees…………………………………………………………………………….

7. Does overpopulation cause a lot of social problems in this area?

→ Overpopulation …………………………………………………………………….. ?

8. Is pollution the most serious problem?

→ Pollution is…………………………………………………………………………… ?

9. A group of foreigners visited the slums last week, didn’t they?

→ Did……………………………………………………………………………………. ?

10. Mr. Lam lived in the country when he was a child.

→ Mr. Lam used………………………………………………………………

 

II. Rewrite the sentences, using the frequency of adverbs in bracket.

1. Have you been to London? (ever)

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2. Peter doesn’t get up before seven. (usually)

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3. Our friends must write tests. (often)

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4. They go swimming in the lake. (sometimes)

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5. The weather is bad in November. (always)

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6. Peggy and Frank are late. (usually)

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7. I have met him before. (never)

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8. John watches TV. (seldom)

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9. I was in contact with my sister. (often)

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10. She will love him. (always)

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III. Write a short paragraph about the population of Mumbai, using the cues given.

1. Mumbai/ one/ most populated cities/ world.

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2. Population/ Mumba/ over 12.7 million/ population density/ 20,482 people/ per square kilometer.

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3. Like other big cities/ India/ population of Mumbai/ grow/ rapidly/ last 20 years.

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4. A large majority/ Mumbai’s population/ migrants/ other states/ India.

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5. A large number/ people/ Mumbai/ live/ the slums/ other residential areas.

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IV. Write a short paragraph about the population change in Ho Chi Minh city over the past 30 years, using the cues given.

1. Ho Chi Minh City/ largest city/ Viet Nam.

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2. 1979/ only 3.4 million/ 10 years later/ only 4 million/ because/ economy/ not/ develop much.

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3. Renovation policy/ start/ 1989/ next decade/ dramatic increase/ population/ figure/ over 5 million.

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4. With economic growth/ living standard/ Ho Chi Minh City/ higher / other regions/ so/ many people/ look for/ jobs.

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5. Ho Chi Minh City/ biggest city/ population/ over 7 million in 2009/ now about 8 million.

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ANSWER KEYS

UNIT 7: TRAFFIC

H. WRITING

I. Rewrite each sentence or question so it has the same meaning. Use “Used to”.

1. Anna used to have long hair when she was at school.

2. Mary didn’t use to listen when her teachers were speaking.

3. Ricardo used to get up at 6.00 when he was training for the Olympics.

4. What did you use to do on Saturday evenings?

5. Sophie used to be afraid of dogs when she was a little girl.

6. We used to give our teachers presents at the end of term.

7. Did you use to live next door to Mrs. Harrison?

8. My brother used to wear glasses when he was young.

 

II. Complete the second sentences so that it has a similar meaning to the first.

1. I used to stay up late to watch football matches.

2. There used to be some trees in the field.

3. Anna used to live with her parents.

4. He used to be a poor man, but now he becomes a rich businessman.

5. They didn’t use to go to the cinema every Sunday.

6. In the past my hair used to be shorter.

7. I used to have time to collect stamps when I was in primary school.

8. Did you use to go to the beach when you lived in Nha Trang?

9. Mr. Hung used to go to work by motorbike, but now he goes to work by bus.

10. There used to be traffic jams in this street during rush hours, but now the street becomes wider.

 

III. Put the words and phrases in the right order to make meaningful sentences.

1. It only takes half an hour to get to the art gallery.

2. Her book is different from mine.

3. My brother enjoyed playing the piano when he was very young.

4. These clothes are not as expensive as I thought.

5. A new school is going to be built here next year.

 

IV. Use the words and phrases to complete the passage.

In Sweden, it is necessary to keep your headlights on 24 hours a day. We understand that it is required for places as cold as Sweden during winter, but you cannot turn off yours car’s lights even if it is June and the weather looks just fine.

If you are driving in Beijing and you come across a zebra crossing, don’t stop or even try to slow down because this will get you in trouble with the law.

In Thailand, it is compulsory to wear a shirt while driving. Women who go topless while driving can be fined equal to a few hundred baths.

In Cyprus, you should keep both hands on the wheel. Drivers who unnecessarily raise a hand from the steering wheel can get fines, although we think that making some gestures at bad drivers is sometimes good.

Don’t yell or curse while you are driving in Rockville, Maryland, USA although you are right. It is illegal to curse in public. You have to pay a fine up to $100 or go to prison up to 10 days.

Before you drive off with a car in Denmark, you must check that the children in your car have the best places. Maybe the reason is that they can read books by Hans Anderson.

Drinking and driving are illegal in Spain, but in Macedonia, if you are drunk, you cannot sit in the front seats.

 

UNIT 8: FILMS

H. WRITING

I. Rewrite each sentence or question so it has the same meaning

1. In spite of being a poor student, Tom studied very well.

2. Because of being sick, Mary couldn’t go to school.

3. Despite the bad weather, she went to school on time.

4. In spite of my sickness, my mother told me to go to school.

5. Because of a big storm, I stayed at home.

6. Despite Tom’s bad grades, he was admitted to the university.

7. Despite her physical handicap, she has become a successful woman.

8. Although Tom got a good salary, he gave up his job.

9. In spite of having not finished the paper, he went to sleep.

10. Even though the prices are high, my daughter insists on going to the movies.

 

II. Make one sentence from two. Use the word(s) in brackets in your sentences.

1. I couldn’t sleep despite being very tired.

2. In spite of having very little money, they are happy.

3. Although my foot was injured, I managed to walk to the nearest village.

4. I enjoyed the film in spite of the silly story.

5. Despite living in the same street we hardly ever see each other.

6. Even though I was only out for five minutes, I got very wet in the rain.

 

III. Write the film review, using the following cues.

A Film Review

Atlantis: The Lost Empire is a Disney cartoon film. It is directed by Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise. The main character is a scientist named Milo Thatch. Milo’s voice is played by Michael J. Fox.

A rich man gives Milo a submarine and a team of people to help him find the Lost Empire of Atlantis. After some exciting adventures, Milo and his team find Atlantis. But Atlantis is in trouble. Milo has to save it.

The music in this film is amazing and some of the characters are very funny. The film is sometimes scary, but it is very exciting.

If you like action films and cartoons, you will love Atlantis: The Lost Empire. It’s a fantastic film.

 

IV. Read the information in the table about two actors from the UK, then write a short paragraph for each of them.

Emma Watson was born in 1990, Paris. She became famous when she played in Harry Potter films from 2001 to 2009. In Harry Potter films, Emma played with Daniel Radcliffe, and Rupert Grint.

Dev Patel was born in 1990, London. He became famous when he appeared in the film Slumdog Millionaire in 2009. In Slumdog Millionaire, he starred with Freida Pinto.

 

 

UNIT 9: FESTIVALS AROUND THE WORLD

H. WRITING

I. Put question for the underlined part of each sentence:

1. When did Sarah leave?

2. What is she watching?

3. Which film does she like watching?

4. How did you feel before your last Maths test?

5. How did she feel when she watched a gripping film?

6. How far is it from here to ACB bank?

7. How long have you known Marie?

8. Did they use to be friends at the university?

 

II. Complete each second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence.

1. Can you let me know how much the holiday will cost?

2. Could you tell me if there are any cafes’ near here?

3. Do you know if John likes classical music?

4. I wonder if you could tell me where the post office is.

5. Could you tell us why you did that?

 

III. Make questions for the underlinedparts, using the question words in brackets.

1. How often does La Tomatina in Buñol near Valencia happen?

2. When does La Tomatina take place?

3. What is the highlight of the festival?

4. When does La Tomatina date back to?

5. What do some youngsters accidentally do?

6. How long does Burning Man last?

7. Where and where did the festival/ Burning Man begin?

8. When does the event begin and end?

7. What does the festival take its name from?

8. How many people attended Burning Man in 2010?

 

IV. Write a paragraph about Da Lat Flower Festival, using the cues given below.

Da Lat Flower Festival has been organized every two years since 2005 in the Flower Garden of Da Lat. The programs of Flower festival are a variety of content for every festival period. These will make interests to tourists and participants as well. During the festival, the shows have the participation of thousands of professional and un-professional artists. Besides the opening and closing ceremonies, the festival has also some other programs such as flower exhibition fair, flower car march, trade fair, contest of Da Lat farmers. The reason why Da Lat Flower Festival is held is that the local government has recently taken more measures to increase cultural activities in the tourism industry.

 

UNIT 10: SOURCES OF ENERGY

H. WRITING

I. Rewrite the sentences so that it has similar meaning as the sentence printed before, using the words given.

1. Solar panels will be installed on the roof of our house next week.

2. A new school will be built for poor children next month.

3. Will cracks on the water popes be checked in two days (by the plumber)?

4. These chemicals are sold everywhere in my hometown.

5. The film on types of future energy sources won’t be shown next Friday.

6. The new president will be interviewed on TV.

7. The old thermal power plant will be destroyed at the end of this year.

8. The road to our village will be widened next year.

9. Biogas will be used for cooking and heating at this time next month.

10. The first prize was gotten at the competition.

 

II. Use the cues given to write correct sentences.

1. Many countries are already using solar energy.

2. Saving energy is one of the best ways to conserve natural resource.

3. At present, most of our electricity comes from the use of coal, gas, oil or nuclear power.

4. Plant trees because trees create shade around your house and help keep it cool.

5. This power could be provided by the sun.

6. Don’t leave the fridge door open because cold air escapes and this uses a lot of electricity.

7. One percent of the solar energy that reaches the earth is enough to provide power for the total population.

8. Turn off all the lights every time you leave the room.

 

III. Use the cues given to write correct sentences.

1. Almost all our energy comes from oil, gas, and natural gas. We call them fossil fuels.

2. The earth’s fossil fuels are running out.

3. Scientists are trying to find other alternative sources of energy.

4. We can use energy from the sun, the wind, and the water.

5. The sun supplies all the energy used to grow plants, to evaporate water for rain, and to maintain the temperature of the planet.

6. If we are able to collect solar energy, we will be sure to have enough power.

7. Energy from the wind has been used for centuries to move ships, grind grain, pump water and do other forms of work.

8. Recently, the wind has been used to generate electricity.

9. For a long time, people have used water to power machines.

10. Today water power is mostly used to generate electricity.

 

UNIT 11: TRAVELING IN THE FUTURE

H. WRITING

I. Rewrite the sentences so that they have the same meaning as the original ones.

1. Renewable energy will be used in the future.

2. This school is ours.

3. How far is it from Vinh to Hanoi city?

4. I used to walk to school when I was a student.

5. In spite of being short, they still love playing sports.

6. Solar energy will be used to protect the environment.

7. In spite of eating lots of food, she is still very slim.

8. How far is it from Hanoi to HCM city?

9. I am interested in English.

10. They will fix our roof tomorrow.

 

II. Rewrite the sentences so that the meaning stays the same to the first.

1. There are a lot of tables in the café.

2. There is much information in the theatre programmes.

3. There are more than thirty theatres in London.

4. There is a swimming pool in the garden.

5. There are both private and state schools in the system.

6. It took me 3 months to accomplish this task.

7. Sorting out her stamps took Jane 3 hours a week.

8. The pictures will take 3 minutes to reach the earth.

9. It took her 30 minutes to write the letter.

10. It took him 2 hours to finish his essay.

 

III. Make sentences using the words and phrases given.

1. The traffic can be a nightmare for visitors to Viet Nam for the first time.

2. There are transport rules but many people don’t seem really interested in following them.

3. Three or four people on one motorbike is a common sight, particularly with young people.

4. The traffic is worst during rush hours when everyone is trying to get to work or get home quickly.

5. Some people ride their motorbikes on the pavements rather than waiting in a traffic jam.

6. Pedestrians can get injured or hit easily when they walk on the pavements or cross the roads at such times.

7. Road users become very impatient or quite aggressive, constantly using their horns or even shouting at others.

8. Some people install air horn on their motorbikes, and this is really annoying for other people and sometimes it causes accidents.

9. Another problem is the increase in the number of cars on the road.

10. More people own private cars and it makes the problem of the traffic jams become worse.

 

IV. Write a short paragraph about a future means of transport, using the cues given.

Safe, environmentally friendly cars

1. Cars of the future will do less damage to the environment and will be equipped with better safety devices to limit the number of accidents and deaths.

2. Engines could be powered by a rubbish-fuelled reactor – to make use of all the waste we produce.

3. Petrol may be replaced by fuel cells which separate hydrogen from oxygen in water.

4. They will have sensors to detect pedestrians and other cars and will have air cushions inside and out.

5. Vehicles can “talk” to each other to regulate flow; it means the end of traffic jams.

6. Cars powered by fuel cells are already being developed.

7. We will see this type of cars on the roads in twenty years.

8. Environmental and safety improvements will become popular soon.

 

 

 

UNIT 12: AN OVERCROWDED WORLD

H. WRITING

I. Rewrite the following sentences, beginning as shown, so that the meaning stays the same.

1. Shanghai has more skyscrapers than Jakarta.

2. You didn’t remember to turn off the T.V last night, did you?

3. The countryside suffers less pollution than the city.

4. Why don’t you go to work by bike?

5. Tokyo has fewer billionaires than New York.

6. More trees will be planted along this street.

7. Overpopulation causes a lot of social problems in this area, doesn’t it?

8. Pollution is the most serious problem, isn’t it?

9. Did a group of foreigners visit the slums last week?

10. Mr. Lam used to live in the country when he was a child.

 

II. Rewrite the sentences, using the frequency of adverbs in bracket.

1. Have you ever been to London?

2. Peter doesn’t usually get up before seven.

3. Our friends must often write tests.

4. They sometimes go swimming in the lake.

5. The weather is always bad in November.

6. Peggy and Frank are usually late.

7. I have never met him before.

8. John seldom watches TV.

9. I was often in contact with my sister.

10. She will always love him.

 

III. Write a short paragraph about the population of Mumbai, using the cues given.

1. Mumbai is one of the most populated cities in the world.

2. The population of Mumbai is over 12.7 million with a population density of 20,482 people per square kilometer.

3. Like other big cities in India, the population of Mumbai has grown rapidly in the last 20 years.

4. A large majority of Mumbai’s population are migrants from other states of India.

5. A large number of people in Mumbai live in the slums and other residential areas.

 

IV. Write a short paragraph about the population change in Ho Chi Minh city over the past 30 years, using the cues given.

Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city in Viet Nam. In 1979, there were only 3.4 million and in 10 years later the population of the city was only about 4 million because the economy did not develop much. However, thanks to the Renovation policy starting in 1989, in the next decade there was a dramatic increase in population, and the figure reached over 5 million. With economic growth, the living standard in Ho Chi Minh City is higher than that in other regions, so many people came to this city to look for jobs. As a result, Ho Chi Minh is the biggest city in Viet Nam with a population of over 7 million in 2009, and now about 8 million.

 

 

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