Bộ tài liệu và bài tập Tiếng Anh lớp 9 theo chương trình mới – Phần 8

I. NEW WORDS.

1. affordable (adj) /əˈfɔːdəbl/ : có thể chi trả được, hợp túi tiền

2. air (v) /eə(r)/ : phát sóng (đài, vô tuyến)

3. breathtaking (adj) /ˈbreθteɪkɪŋ/ :  ấn tượng, hấp dẫn

4. check-in (n) /tʃek-ɪn/ : việc làm thủ tục lên máy bay

5. checkout (n) /ˈtʃekaʊt/ : thời điểm rời khỏi khách sạn

6. confusion (n) /kənˈfjuːʒn/ : sự hoang mang, bối rối

7. erode away (v) /ɪˈrəʊd əˈweɪ/ : mòn đi

8. exotic (adj) /ɪɡˈzɒtɪk/ :  kì lạ

9. explore (v) /ɪkˈsplɔː(r)/ :thám hiểm

10. hyphen (n) /ˈhaɪfn/ :dấu gạch ngang

11. imperial (adj) /ɪmˈpɪəriəl/ :(thuộc về) hoàng đế

12. inaccessible (adj) /ˌɪnækˈsesəbl/ :không thể vào/tiếp cận được

13. lush (adj) /lʌʃ/ : tươi tốt, xum xuê

14. magnif cence (n) /mæɡˈnɪfɪsns/ : sự nguy nga, lộng lẫy, tráng lệ

15. not break the bank (idiom) /nɒt breɪk ðə bæŋk/ : không tốn nhiều tiền

16. orchid (n) /ˈɔːkɪd/ : hoa lan

17. package tour (n) /ˈpækɪdʒ tʊə(r)/ : chuyến du lịch trọn gói

18. pile-up (n) /paɪl-ʌp/ : vụ tai nạn do nhiều xe đâm nhau

19. promote (v) /prəˈməʊt/ : giúp phát triển, quảng bá

20. pyramid (n) /ˈpɪrəmɪd/ : kim tự tháp

21. safari (n) /səˈfɑːri/ : cuộc đi săn, cuộc hành trình

22. stalagmite (n) /stəˈlæɡmaɪt/ : măng đá

23. stimulating (adj) /ˈstɪmjuleɪtɪŋ/ : thú vị, đầy phấn khích

24. touchdown (n) /ˈtʌtʃdaʊn/ : sự hạ cánh

25. varied (adj) /ˈveərid/ : đa dạng

II. GRAMMAR.

1. Cách dùng mạo từ The : Mạo từ là từ đứng trước danh từ và cho biết danh từ ấy đề cập đến một đối tượng xác định hay không xác định. Mạo từ xác định “The” đề cập tới đối tượng mà cả người nói lẫn người nghe đều biết.

The + N chỉ đối tượng được coi là duy nhất.
VD: The mon, the sun, v.v….

The + từ chỉ thứ tự.
VD : the first, the last, v.v… .

The + Liên Bang, Hợp chúng quốc, quần đảo.
VD : the US, the UK, etc.

The + N chỉ chức vụ hay tước hiệu mà KHÔNG có tên riêng đi kèm.
VD : the Queen, the King, v.v… .

The + Adj chỉ tính cách đặc điểm khi nói tới nhóm người
E.g: the mean, the old, v.v….

The + Tên nhạc cụ.
VD : the piano, the guitar, etc.

The + N chỉ tên riêng của dãy núi, đại dương, hồ, sông… mà KHÔNG có N chỉ các đối tượng đi kèm
VD: London is on the Themse.

The + N số ít khi nói đến cả một thể loại
VD :the rose = roses.

The + N chỉ phương hướng
VD: the West, the East, etc.

Dùng “the” trước các N chỉ địa điểm công cộng mà hành đọng đến đó không phải vì mục đích chính
VD : I go to school to study Math subject ( Tôi đến trường học toán).
I go to the school to pick my girl friend up ( Tôi đến trường để đón bạn gái => hành động đón bạn gái không phải mục đích toong thường của việc tới trường).

The + N chỉ ngôn ngữ = Dân tộc nói ngôn ngữ đó
E.g: the bristish = Người Anh

BÀI TẬP

Question 1: Match the beginnings of the sentences in A with their endings in B.

A B
1. If teenagers want to become healthy,

2. If you continue eating junk food,

3. If this is the first time you try making sushi,

4. If the right ingredients can’t be found,

5. If you skip breakfast,

A. you must follow the instructions carefully.

B. they shouldn’t eat too much fast food.

C. you won’t have enough energy to start a new day.

D. you might get overweight.

E. this dish may not be tasty.

Question 2: Choose the best option to complete each sentence. Circle A, B or C.

1. Can you please go to …… travel agent in High Street and book our tickets?
A. a B. the C. Ø
2. Is Day River …… longest river in this area?
A. a B. the C. Ø
3. They spent ten days at a fashionable ski …… in Switzerland.
A. place B. resort C. hotel
4. Last year we had a great coach …… of northern Finland.
A. holiday B. trip C. tour
5. When I travelled to Greece, I bought this ring as a …… of the country.
A. gift B. souvenir C. present

Question 3: Complete each of the following sentences using the cues given. You can use other words in addition

1. I/ like/ can/ coke/ and/ two/ bottles/ water/ please.
…………………………………………………………………………………….……………

2. If/ you/ eat/ lot/ fruit/ your/ skin/ may/ become/ soft/ and/ smooth.
……………………………………………………………………………….…………………

3. Yesterday/ come/ home/ school/ I/ hungry/ but/ there/ not/ any/ food/ fridge.

…………………………………………………………………………….…….………………
4. If/ teenagers/ want/ stay/ healthy/ they/ should/ eat/ more/ fruits/ vegetables.
…………………………………………………………………………….…….………………

5. If/ you/ continue/ eat/ too much/ fat food/ same time/ you/ may/ have/ stomachache.
…………………………………………………………………………….…….………………

Question 4: Choose the best option to complete each sentence. Circle A, B or C. (2.5 points)

1. David is a sailor. He spends most of his life at …… sea.
A. a B. the C. Ø
2. “ Paul, where is …… Spanish dictionary? I’m writing an essay in Spanish and I need it.”
A. a B. the C. Ø
3. If people work so much, they ……. depressed and eat more.
A. felt B. may feel C. may have felt
4. One special feature of cuisine in Southern Vietnam is short cooking time which aims to …… .
the freshness of food.
A. continue B. remain C. stay
5. A meal of Hue people has a natural combination between flavors and colors of dishes, which creates the unique …… in the regional cuisine.
A. feature B. part C. description

Question 5: Complete each of the following sentences using the cues given. You can use other words in addition to the

1. Vietnamese people/ consider/ combination/ yin/ yang/ cooking/ healthy.
…………………………………………………………………………………….…………..…

2. The salty food/ belong/yang/ and/ sour and sweet one/ belong/ yin.
………………………………………………………………………………………….………..

3. In each meal/ everyone/ own bowl/ and/ dishes/ put/ middle. …………………………………………………………………………………..…….…….……
4. Therefore/ each one/ eat/ whatever they want/ and/ they/ not need/ eat what/ they dislike.
………………………………………………………………………….…………….…….……

5. The food/ meat/ sliced/ small pieces/ so that/ everyone/ take them easily.
………………………………………………………………………………….…….…….……

Question 6:Complete the second sentence in such a way that it is almost the same as the first

1. “ You’d better not lend that man any more money, Mary” – said John.

John advised…………………………………………………………………………………………………

2. Although he took a taxis, Bill still arrived late for the concert .

Despite …………………………………………………………………………………………………………

3. “It is ages since Alan visited his parents.

Alan …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

4. Handicapped people find shopping in supermarkets difficult.

It is ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

5. “You’d better go to the doctor if you’ve got a pain in your back, Anne”- Herry said.

Herry suggested ………………………………………………………………………………………….

6. “ Could I borrow five pounds from you, Jane ?”- asked Nick.

Nick asked Jane if ………………………………………………………………………………………….

7. It isn’t necessary to book tickets for the show in advance.

You need ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

8. Don’t you regret not learning to swim ?

Don’t you wish ………………………………………………………………………………………………..?

9. We got lost because we didn’t have a map.

Had …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

10. They manage to finish the project in time for the presentation.

They succeeded ………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Question 7:. Provide the correct form of the words in brackets (2p):

1. It’s very _______ ( HEALTH ) to live in damp room.

2. I’m not used to ______ (DRIVE ) on the left.

3. He was punished for his ______ (LAZY).

4. We had a very ______ (ENJOY) evening in Lon don last month

5. I believe you because I know you are ______ (TRUTH).

6. Nam is very _______ (INTEREST) in computer.

7. He drives so _______ (CARE ) that he is sure to have an accident.

8. I am ______ (CONFIDENCE) he will succeed in his chosen career.

9. Ba has a large _______ ( COLLECT ) of foreign stamps.

10. The ______ ( PERFORM ) she gave last night was marvelous.

Enjoy your study!

ANSWER KEYS

Question 1: Match the beginnings of the sentences in A with their endings in B.

A B Keys
1. If teenagers want to become healthy,

2. If you continue eating junk food,

3. If this is the first time you try making sushi,

4. If the right ingredients can’t be found,

5. If you skip breakfast,

A. you must follow the instructions carefully.

B. they shouldn’t eat too much fast food.

C. you won’t have enough energy to start a new day.

D. you might get overweight.

E. this dish may not be tasty.

1 + B

2 + D

3 + A

4 + E

5 + C

Question 2: Choose the best option to complete each sentence. Circle A, B or C.

1. Can you please go to …… travel agent in High Street and book our tickets?
A. a B. the C. Ø
2. Is Day River …… longest river in this area?
A. a B. the C. Ø
3. They spent ten days at a fashionable ski …… in Switzerland.
A. place B. resort C. hotel
4. Last year we had a great coach …… of northern Finland.
A. holiday B. trip C. tour 
5. When I travelled to Greece, I bought this ring as a …… of the country.
A. gift B. souvenir C. present

Question 3: Complete each of the following sentences using the cues given. You can use other words in addition to the cues to complete the sentences.

1. I’d like a can of coke and two bottles of water, please.

2. If you eat lots of/ a lot of fruits, your skin may become soft and smooth.

3. Yesterday, when I came home after school, I was very hungry but there wasn’t any food in the fridge.

4. If teenagers want to stay healthy, they should eat more fruits and vegetables.

5. If you continue eating too much fat food at the same time, you may have a stomachache.

Question 4: Choose the best option to complete each sentence. Circle A, B or C. (2.5 points)

1. David is a sailor. He spends most of his life at …… sea.
A. a B. the C. Ø
2. “ Paul, where is …… Spanish dictionary? I’m writing an essay in Spanish and I need it.”
A. a B. the C. Ø
3. If people work so much, they ……. depressed and eat more.
A. felt B. may feel C. may have felt
4. One special feature of cuisine in Southern Vietnam is short cooking time which aims to …… .
the freshness of food.
A. continue B. remain C. stay
5. A meal of Hue people has a natural combination between flavors and colors of dishes, which creates the unique …… in the regional cuisine.
A. feature B. part C. description

Question 3: Complete each of the following sentences using the cues given. You can use other words in addition to the cues to complete the sentences. (5 points)

1. Vietnamese people consider the combination of yin and yang in cooking is healthy.

2. The salty food belongs to yang, and the sour and sweet one belongs to yin.

3. In each meal, everyone has their own bowl, and dishes are put in the middle.

4. Therefore, each one can eat whatever they want and they do not need to eat what they dislike.
5. The food like meat is sliced into small pieces so that everyone can take them easily.

Question 6:Complete the second sentence in such a way that it is almost the same as the first

    1. John advised Mary not to lend that man any more money.
    2. Despite (his)taking/ having taken a taxi, Bill still arrived late for the concert.
    3. Alan has not visited his parents for ages.
    4. It’s difficult for handicapped people to shop/ go shopping.
    5. Herry suggested that Anna went/ should go… to the doctor .
    6. Nick asked Jane if she could lend him five pounds.
    7. You need not book tickets for the show in advance.
    8. Don’t you wish you had learnt to swim ?
    9. Had we had a map, we wouldn’t have got lost.
    10. They succeeded in finishing the project in time for the presentation

Question 7

1. unhealthy 2. driving 3. laziness 4. enjoyable 5. truthful 6. interested 7. carelessly 8. confident 9. collection 10. performance .

Question I. Find the word which has different sound in the part underlined.

1. A. wanted B. washed C. worked D. stopped

2. A. mention B. question C. action D. education

3. A. who B. when C. where D. what

4. A. out B. round C. about D. would

5. A. there B. thank C. thirsty D. youth

Question II. Find the word which has different stress pattern from the others.

1.A. agree B. father C. depend D. enjoy

2. A. prefer B. enjoy C. happen D. agree

Question III. Complete the sentences with “for” or “since”:

  1. We haven’t heard from them ………………… ages
  2. They waited for you …………………… two days
  3. They haven’t met him……………………he left the room
  4. We have bought the new car ……………………… 1999
  5. Haven’t you seen him ………………………Christmas?
  6. It was not rained …………………………May
  7. I haven’t written to him ……………………… five months
  8. She has spoken to them ………………………… this morning
  9. We have listened to music ………………………8a.m
  10. The house been built …………………………… last year

Question IV. Give the correct form of the following verbs:

1. I (go) _________ to school by bicycle every day.

2. When I(come)_________ home from work, my mother was cooking dinner.

3.They ( play)_________________football at the moment.

4. If you (study )_________harder, you will pass the exam.

5.I wish he (not leave) _________________ here

6.He (live) __________________in Australia for 10 years.

7.Ba enjoys (play)_________________ football in the morning.

8. My house ( build)__________________ in 2004.

9. If the weather gets worse, we (not go) ________________ to the beach.

10.I wish I (live) ________________ near my school.

11. My brother usually (go) _______ to school by bike every day.

12. Last night, my father ( watch) ______________ TV

13.I wish I ( know) ______________her address

14. My father enjoys (watch) _______________ television in the evenings.

15.I wish I ( be ) ________________ taller.

Question V. Use simple past or present perfect to complete the following sentences:

  1. Her English ( improve ) ……………………………… recently
  2. How many pages ………… you (read) ………………………… so far?
  3. We (finish) ……………………………………… our homework two hour ago
  4. …………………you (be) …………………… to Rome?
  5. I (see) ………………………………………… him several times on TV
  6. What ……………… you (do) …………………… last night?
  7. This is the first time I (visit) …………………………… the city
  8. They (buy)………………………………… the garden some days ago

Question VI. Rewrite the following sentences with the words given:

1.Minh last wrote to his pen pal five months ago.

Minh hasn’t …………………………………………..

2.The last time we visited Kuala Lumpur was 3 years ago.

I haven’t ………………………………………………………

3. When did you study English?

How long …………………………………………? …

4. They began building this house 2 months ago

They have ………………………………………

5. My father started to work in this factory last week

My father has…………………………………………

Question VI. Choose the best answer to complete the following sentences.

  1. We don’t think the white shirt ………..him.

A. matches B. suits C. agrees D. gets on

  1. The dentist told him ………. his mouth

A. to open B. open C. opening D. opened

  1. Hardly …the door when the telephone rang.

A. he had opened B. did he open C. had he opened D. has he opened

  1. I’m sorry. I have forgotten ………the letter for you.

A. to send B. sending C. having sent D. to be sent

  1. She prefers ……..TV ……..to music.

A. to watch/ to listen B. watch/ listen

C. watching/ to listening D. watching/ to listen

  1. Mai and Hung were ill, so …went to school today.

A. neither them B. either one of them

C. both of them D. neither of them

  1. No longer ……….their housework as they used to.

A. the housewives do B. had the housewives done

C. do the housewives do D. have the housewives done

KEY : Question I. Find the word which has different sound in the part underlined.

1. A. wanted B. washed C. worked D. stopped

2. A. mention B. question C. action D. education

3. A. who B. when C. where D. what

4. A. out B. round C. about D. would

5. A. there B. thank C. thirsty D. youth

Question II. Find the word which has different stress pattern from the others.

1.A. agree B. father C. depend D. enjoy

2. A. prefer B. enjoy C. happen D. agree

Question III. Complete the sentences with “for” or “since”:

  1. We haven’t heard from them ……FOR…………… ages
  2. They waited for you ………FOR…………… two days
  3. They haven’t met him………SINCE……………he left the room
  4. We have bought the new car ………SINCE……………… 1999
  5. Haven’t you seen him ……SINCE…………………Christmas?
  6. It was not rained ………SINCE…………………May
  7. I haven’t written to him ………FOR……………… five months
  8. She has spoken to them ………SINCE………………… this morning
  9. We have listened to music ………SINCE………………8a.m
  10. The house been built ……SINCE……………………… last year

Question IV. Give the correct form of the following verbs:

1. I (go) ___GO______ to school by bicycle every day.

2. When I(come)____CAME_____ home from work, my mother was cooking dinner.

3.They ( play)_____ARE PLAYING____________football at the moment.

4. If you (study )____STUDY_____harder, you will pass the exam.

5.I wish he (not leave) _____DID NOT LEAVE____________ here

6.He (live) ______HAS LIVED____________in Australia for 10 years.

7.Ba enjoys (play)___PLAYING______________ football in the morning.

8. My house ( build)___WAS BUILT_______________ in 2004.

9. If the weather gets worse, we (not go) ___WILL NOT GO_____________ to the beach.

10.I wish I (live) ____LIVED____________ near my school.

11. My brother usually (go) ____GOES___ to school by bike every day.

12. Last night, my father ( watch) _WATCHED_____________ TV

13.I wish I ( know) _____KNEW_________her address

14. My father enjoys (watch) ____WATCHING___________ television in the evenings.

15.I wish I ( be ) ______WERE__________ taller.

Question V. Use simple past or present perfect to complete the following sentences:

  1. Her English ( improve ) ……HAS BEEN IMPROVED………………………… recently
  2. How many pages ……HAVE…… you (read) …………READ……………… so far?
  3. We (finish) …………FINISHED……………………… our homework two hour ago
  4. ………HAVE…………you (be) ………BEEN…………… to Rome?
  5. I (see) ……………HAVE SEEN…………………………… him several times on TV
  6. What ……DID………… you (do) ………DO…………… last night?
  7. This is the first time I (visit) ………HAVE VISITED…………………… the city
  8. They (buy)……………BOUGHT…………………… the garden some days ago

Question VI. Rewrite the following sentences with the words given:

1.Minh last wrote to his pen pal five months ago.

Minh hasn’t wrote to his pen pal five months

2.The last time we visited Kuala Lumpur was 3 years ago

I haven’t visited Kuala Lumpur for 3 years

3. When did you study English?

How long is it since you last studied English?

4. They began building this house 2 months ago

They have been building this house for 2 months.

5. My father started to work in this factory last week

My father has been working in this factory since last week

Question VI. Choose the best answer to complete the following sentences.

  1. We don’t think the white shirt ………..him.

A. matches B. suits C. agrees D. gets on

  1. The dentist told him ………. his mouth

A. to open B. open C. opening D. opened

  1. Hardly …the door when the telephone rang.

A. he had opened B. did he open C. had he opened D. has he opened

  1. I’m sorry. I have forgotten ………the letter for you.

A. to send B. sending C. having sent D. to be sent

  1. She prefers ……..TV ……..to music.

A. to watch/ to listen B. watch/ listen

C. watching/ to listening D. watching/ to listen

  1. Mai and Hung were ill, so …went to school today.

A. neither them B. either one of them

C. both of them D. neither of them

  1. No longer ……….their housework as they used to.

A. the housewives do B. had the housewives done

C. do the housewives do D. have the housewives done

Question I. Read the paragraph and choose the most suitable answer A ,B ,C or D for each of the gaps.

I started (1)_______ English when I was 14 years old after five years of studying Russian.

In the (2)_______ I encountered some difficulties learning the language, but I tried my (3)_______ to overcome them.

Firstly, my English pronunciation was (4)_______ by the way I spoke Russian.

To solve this problem, I practiced by listening to tapes in English every day. I played the tape, stopped after each sentence, and (5)_______ the sentence several times. At school, I joined an English speaking club (6)_______ was organised by a teacher from Britain. She understood my difficulty and helped me very much in improving my pronunciation.

Secondly, I found it really hard to learn English vocabulary. In Russian, the way you write the word is the way you pronounce it. However, English spelling is often (7)_______ from its pronunciation. To get over this difficulty I started using the dictionary. Whenever I learnt a new word, I looked it (8) _______ carefully in the dictionary. Then I tried to remember the way to read and write the word.

After that, I wrote the word down several (9)_______ in a notebook. Gradually, I got (10)_______ to the spelling system of the language. Now I’m confident that my English has become much better.

1. A. getting B.learning C.writing D.reading

2.A. start B.beginning C.end D.begin

3.A. most B.self C.best D.hard

4.A. effected B.given C.affected D.reflected

5.A. said B.told C.spoke D.repeated

6.A. which B.it C.and D.but

7.A. different B.the same C.far D.differ

8.A. down B.on C.out D.up

9.A. ways B.ways C.times D.lines

10.A .used B.remembered C.well D.attracted

Question II. Rewrite the following sentences with the words given:

1.Minh last wrote to his pen pal five months ago.

🡢 Minh hasn’t …………………………………………..

2.The last time we visited Kuala Lumpur was 3 years ago.

🡢 I haven’t ………………………………………………………

3. How long has he worked in the garden?

🡢 When …………………………………………………?

4. How long ago did you learn music?

🡢 How long have ……………………………………………………………………………

5. He started living in Ho Chi Minh city when he was 8

🡢 He has …………………………………………………………………………

6. We visited a magnificent old house on the plateau.

=> The__________________________________________________________________

7. We arrived in Budapest two days ago. (FOR)

=>We___________________________________________________________ two days.

8. I have visited the Stone Forest once before. (SECOND)

=> This is the___________________________________________________ the Stone Forest.

9. I find it hard to go at the same speed as my brother. (UP)

=> I find it hard to_____________________________________________________ my brother.

10. Dzung is very fond of travelling. (KEEN)

=>Dzung is_______________________________________________________________

QUESTION III. Choose the best option for each gap to complete the sentences.

  1. _____the chicken in white wine for one hour before roasting.

A. Slice B. Chop C. Marinate D. Grate

  1. _____ Thames runs through London.

A. The B. A C. An D. ɸ

  1. There isn’t _____ milk in the fridge.

A. a B. an C. some D. any

4. Where are _____ tickets I gave you yesterday?

A. ɸ B. a C. an D. the

5. ABS is _____ unreliable travel agency.

A. ɸ B. a C. an D. the

6. She bought a _____ of bananas in the supermarket yesterday.

  1. loaf B. bunch C. stick D. clove

7. _____ means frying food in oil that covers it completely.

A. Stir-fry B. Deep-fry C. Steam D. Stew

QUESTION IV. Use the following compound nouns to complete the sentences below.

pile-up Touchdown full board
peak season Check-in bus stop

1. _______________ is a popular time of the year for holidays.

2. _______________ is the place you go first when you arrive at an airport to show your ticket.

3. _______________ is a place at the side of a road marked with a sign, where buses stop.

4. The motorway was blocked because there had been a _______________.

5. After _______________, please remain seated until the aircraft comes to a standstill outside the terminal building.

6. At the hotel, you can choose between bed and breakfast, and _______________.

QUESTION V. Choose the best option for each gap to complete the sentences.

  1. To make this cake successfully, you should _____ the eggs lightly.

A. marinate B. whisk C. dip D. grate

  1. We visited _____ Lake Victoria in East Africa.

A. ɸ B. a C. an D. the

  1. There is _____ milk in the fridge.

A. a B. an C. some D. any

  1. I visit my grandparents on _____ New Year’s Day.

A. the B. a C. an D. ɸ

  1. K2 is _____ peak in the Himalayas.

A. the B. a C. an D. ɸ

  1. He bought a _____ of bread in the supermarket yesterday.

A. bunch B. clove C. loaf D. pinch

7. _____ means cooking something slowly in liquid in a closed dish.

A. Stir-fry B. Deep-fry C. Steam D. Stew

KEY : Question I. Read the paragraph and choose the most suitable answer A ,B ,C or D for each of the gaps.

I started (1)_______ English when I was 14 years old after five years of studying Russian. In the (2)_______ I encountered some difficulties learning the language, but I tried my (3)_______ to overcome them. Firstly, my English pronunciation was (4)_______ by the way I spoke Russian. To solve this problem, I practiced by listening to tapes in English every day. I played the tape, stopped after each sentence, and (5)_______ the sentence several times. At school, I joined an English speaking club (6)_______ was organised by a teacher from Britain. She understood my difficulty and helped me very much in improving my pronunciation. Secondly, I found it really hard to learn English vocabulary. In Russian, the way you write the word is the way you pronounce it. However, English spelling is often (7)_______ from its pronunciation. To get over this difficulty I started using the dictionary. Whenever I learnt a new word, I looked it (8) _______ carefully in the dictionary. Then I tried to remember the way to read and write the word. After that, I wrote the word down several (9)_______ in a notebook. Gradually, I got (10)_______ to the spelling system of the language. Now I’m confident that my English has become much better.

1. A. getting B.learning C.writing D.reading

2.A. start B.beginning C.end D.begin

3.A. most B.self C.best D.hard

4.A. effected B.given C.affected D.reflected

5.A. said B.told C.spoke D.repeated

6.A. which B.it C.and D.but

7.A. different B.the same C.far D.differ

8.A. down B.on C.out D.up

9.A. way B.ways C.times D.lines

10.A .used B.remembered C.well D.attracted

Question II. Rewrite the following sentences with the words given:

1.Minh last wrote to his pen pal five months ago.

🡢 Minh hasn’t written to his pen pal for five months

2.The last time we visited Kuala Lumpur was 3 years ago.

🡢 I haven’t visited Kuala Lumpur for 3 years

3. How long has he worked in the garden?

🡢 When did he work in the garden?

4. How long ago did you learn music?

🡢 How long have you learned music ?

5. He started living in Ho Chi Minh city when he was 8

🡢 He has lived in Ho Chi Minh city since he was 8

6. We visited a magnificent old house on the plateau.

=> The old house on the plateau where We visited was on the plateau.

7. We arrived in Budapest two days ago. (FOR)

=>We have arrived in Budapest for two days.

8. I have visited the Stone Forest once before. (SECOND)

=> This is the SECOND time I have visited the Stone Forest.

9. I find it hard to go at the same speed as my brother. (UP)

=> I find it hard to keep up with my brother.

10. Dzung is very fond of travelling. (KEEN)

=>Dzung is very keen on travelling

QUESTION III. Choose the best option for each gap to complete the sentences.

  1. _____the chicken in white wine for one hour before roasting.

A. Slice B. Chop C. Marinate D. Grate

  1. _____ Thames runs through London.

A. The B. A C. An D. ɸ

  1. There isn’t _____ milk in the fridge.

A. a B. an C. some D. any

4. Where are _____ tickets I gave you yesterday?

A. ɸ B. a C. an D. the

5. ABS is _____ unreliable travel agency.

A. ɸ B. a C. an D. the

6. She bought a _____ of bananas in the supermarket yesterday.

  1. loaf B. bunch C. stick D. clove

7. _____ means frying food in oil that covers it completely.

A. Stir-fry B. Deep-fry C. Steam D. Stew

QUESTION IV. Use the following compound nouns to complete the sentences below.

pile-up Touchdown full board
peak season Check-in bus stop

1. _ Peak season __ is a popular time of the year for holidays.

2. __ Check-in _ is the place you go first when you arrive at an airport to show your ticket.

3. _ Bus stop __ is a place at the side of a road marked with a sign, where buses stop.

4. The motorway was blocked because there had been a __ pile-up __.

5. After _ touchdown __, please remain seated until the aircraft comes to a standstill outside the terminal building.

6. At the hotel, you can choose between bed and breakfast, and __ full board ___.

QUESTION V. Choose the best option for each gap to complete the sentences.

  1. To make this cake successfully, you should _____ the eggs lightly.

A. marinate B. whisk C. dip D. grate

  1. We visited _____ Lake Victoria in East Africa.

A. ɸ B. a C. an D. the

  1. There is _____ milk in the fridge.

A. a B. an C. some D. any

  1. I visit my grandparents on _____ New Year’s Day.

A. the B. a C. an D. ɸ

  1. K2 is _____ peak in the Himalayas.

A. the B. a C. an D. ɸ

  1. He bought a _____ of bread in the supermarket yesterday.

A. bunch B. clove C. loaf D. pinch

7. _____ means cooking something slowly in liquid in a closed dish.

A. Stir-fry B. Deep-fry C. Steam D. Stew

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