TIẾNG ANH 8 – GLOBAL SUCCESS: ĐỀ THAM KHẢO KỲ I

KIỂM TRA HỌC KỲ 1

MÔN: TIẾNG ANH

LỚP 8

ĐỀ 1

Thời gian làm bài: 50 phút

  1. LISTENING. (2pts.)

Part 1: You will hear some information about a competition to win a holiday. Listen and circle the correct answers 1-4. You will hear the recording twice.

  1. How many nights will the winners stay in the hotel?

A. 3 B. 2 C. 5 D. 4

  1. What is the name of the hotel?
  2. Halkirk B. Falkirk C. Salkirk D. Xalkirk
  3. What sport can the winners play at the hotel?

A. soccer B. football C. golf D. tennis

  1. If you want to win the holiday, phone before midnight on ____________.

A. Tuesday B. Monday C. Saturday D. Thursday

Part 2: You will hear some information about the new school magazine. Listen and complete the blanks 1 – 4. You will hear the conversation twice.

  1. In next week’s magazine: the __________________________ competition.
  2. Students will talk to: a ___________________________ person.
  3. Time of the meeting: _____________________________ p.m.
  4. Children should bring: some funny _______________________
  5. MULTIPLE CHOICE. (3 pts.)

* Circle the word that would best complete the sentences.

1. The Hung King Temple Festival has become a public holiday _________ 2007.

A. in B. at C. since D. for

2. The most skilled lien anh and lien chi gave a great _________ at the Lim Festival.

A. tradition B. performance C. custom D. offering

3. The _________ of Lac Long Quan and Au Co was passed down from generation to generation.

A. founder B. statue C. legend D. ancestor

4. They are doing some fascinating _________ on the origins of the Vietnamese people.

A. research B. project C. subject D. genre

5. Can you speak more _________? I can’t understand what you’re saying.

A. slow B. slowness C. slower D. slowly

6. At this time last week, we _________ barefoot along the beach in the sun.

A. walk B. walked C. were walking D. was walking

7. I want to travel because I fancy _________ people and seeing new places.

A. meeting B. to meet C. met D. meets

8. You should _________ the bus 22 – it’s the easiest way to get to Vung Tau City.

A. take B. taking C. took D. taken

9. “We don’t sweep the floor on the first day of Tet.” – “_________ Why?”

A. What a bad day! B. You’re kidding! C. You’re right. D. Spot on!

10. Find and circle the mistake in the sentence below.

We have to wearing face masks in public to prevent us from the novel coronavirus outbreak.

A B C D

III. READING. (2.5 pts.)

Part 1. Choose the word (A, B, C, D) that best fits each of the blank spaces. (1.25 pts)

THE MOON FESTIVAL

This is an important (1) __________ in China and Vietnam. It happens every year in September or early October when the moon is (2) __________. In Vietnam, there are parades in the streets. Children wear special (3) __________ over their faces and carry beautiful lights called lanterns. In some parts of China, people dress up as dragons. Family and friends get (4) __________ for a meal and spend time (5) __________ at the moon. Everyone eats mooncakes. These are sweet, and often have an egg in the middle of them.

1. A. festival B. folk tale C. fairy tale D. competition

  1. A. clear B. full C. round D. half
  2. A. dresses B. skirts C. masks D. shorts
  3. A. together B. around C. about D. along
  4. A. going B. doing C. practicing D. looking

Part 2: Read the passage, and then choose the best answer A, B, C or D. (1.25 pts)

WATER THROWING FESTIVAL

The weather in Thailand is very hot in spring, but if you are visiting that country in April, it might be a good idea to take an umbrella and a raincoat with you. Every year on 13 April, which is New Year in Thailand, there is a water throwing festival. Young people run or drive through the streets with buckets of water or enormous water-guns and throw water at anybody they see. So, if you don’t want to get wet, don’t stand in the street. Participants must follow three important rules. Firstly, they mustn’t throw water at old people. Secondly, they mustn’t touch people. Thirdly, they mustn’t throw water at car drivers. Every year people get killed or injured in road accidents during the festival. Some people are concerned about the number of casualties and want to ban the festival. However, the festival is a big tourist attraction, and will probably continue for many years.

1. Where does the water throwing festival take place?

A. In Thailand B. In Vietnam C. In Laos D. In Cambodia

2. When do Thai people hold the water throwing festival?

A. In December B. In January C. In April D. In May

3. If you participate in the festival, you mustn’t __________.

A. throw water at old people B. get killed C. get injured D. get wet

4. What does the word “they” in line 4 refer to?

A. buckets of water B. water-guns C. participants D. rules

5. According to the passage, __________ come to the festival every year.

A. a few tourists B. not many tourists

C. a small number of tourists D. a lot of

  1. DO AS DIRECTED. (3.0 pts.)

1. My brother is taller than me. (Rewrite this sentence using “shorter”)

I am____________________________________________________________________

2. He/ enjoy/ spend his evenings/ front/ the television. (Sentence building)

He _____________________________________________________________________

3. My grandfather is 80 years old. He still swims and runs regularly. (Combine the pair of sentences using “however”)

My ____________________________________________________________________

4. Although she tried her best, she was late for the bus. (Rewrite the sentence beginning with the cue word)

In spite of ____________________________________________________________

5. Write a paragraph of about 60 words to answer the question: What do you think is the best leisure activity for teenagers?

………………………………………………………………………………..………………………………………………………………………………..………………………………………………………………………………..………………………………………………………………………………..………………………………………………………………………………..…..……………………………………………………………………………..………….…………………………………..……………………………………………………………..…………………….…..……………………………………………………………………………………………………….……………………………………..………………………………………………………………………………..…………………………………………………………………………….

ĐÁP ÁN

Bài Đáp án Điểm Tổng điểm
I Part 1:

  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
0.25 2.0
Part 2:

  1. basketball
  2. famous
  3. 3.45
  4. stories
0.25
II
  1. C. since
  2. B. performance
  3. C. legend
  4. A. research
  5. D. slowly
  6. C. were walking
  7. A. meeting
  8. A. take
  9. B. You’re kidding!
  10. B (wearing)
0.25 2.5
III Part 1.

  1. A. festival
  2. B. full
  3. C. masks
  4. A. together
  5. D. looking
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Part 2.

  1. A
  2. C
  3. A
  4. C
  5. D
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IV.
  1. I am shorter than my brother (is)
  2. He enjoys spending his evenings in front of the television.
  3. My grandfather is 80 years old; however, (.However,) he still swims and runs regularly.
  4. In spite of trying her best, she was late for the bus.
  5. (Students’ answers)
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ĐỀ 2

I. LISTENING. (2.0 pts.)

Part 1: Listen and write True (T) or False (F):

THE CHAM

1. The Cham have lived along the coast of central Viet Nam for a long time. ……….

2. The Cham often eat fish, meat and bulb vegetables with rice. ……….

3. Cham women and man wear long-sleeved pullover blouses. ……….

4. Wedding gifts are prepared by the bride’s family. ……….

Part 2: Peter is talking about an adventure holiday. Listen and complete the blanks.

Exciting New Adventure Holiday

Name: Across the Water

Start date: (5) ……………………

Number of students places: (6) ……………………

Place: Next to a (7) ……………………

For more information, phone: (8) ………………….

II. MULTIPLE CHOICE (2.5 pts.)

  1. Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the others.

A. carnival B. cattle C. ceremony D. collect

  1. The Tay is one of the ethnic _______ peoples.

A. major B. minor C. majority D. minority

  1. I used to look forward to the Mid-Autumn when I was young ______ I could eat moon cakes.

A. because B. while C. though D. if

  1. According to traffic law, everyone ________ wear a helmet when riding a motorbike.

A. doesn’t have to B. has to C. have to D. shouldn’t

  1. __________ should children do morning exercise and eat more vegetables? – Because it is good for their health.

A. Why B. What C. How D. When

  1. The Viet (or Kinh) have the largest number of people, accounting __________ about 86% of the population.

A. in B. for C. of D. from

  1. What ______ you ______ at this time yesterday?

A. were …doing B. was …doing C. did … do D. have…done

  1. What _____ beautiful princess she is!

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

  1. – Tomorrow we will go to Coc Ly market. You can buy lots of handmade items there.”

– _________.

A. What a pity! B. How interesting! C. How thoughtful! D. Well done!

  1. Choose the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the underlined part that needs correction.

My cousins love make crafts. They’ve made many useful and nice products.

A B C D

III. READING (2.5 pts.)

Part 1: Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D.

I go on the Internet every day, but I’ve never (1) ______ more than an hour at a time online. I’ve got laptop and also a smartphone, so I can use the internet anywhere. Today, for instance, I’ve been online three times.

Mainly I just email my friends. I read online magazines and I look (2) ______ information, too. I also compare prices of thing, (3) __________ I’ve never bought anything online because I don’t think it’s safe.

I’m not an Internet addict, but some of my friends are. One friend of mine always looks (4) ________ because he spends all night online. Although he’s got a bad marks for the exams, he hasn’t changed his habits.

In my experience, it’s very useful for people who use the Internet (5) _______.

1. A. spend B. spending C. spent D. spended

2. A. at B. after C. up D. for

3. A. because B. but C. so D. and

4. A. tired B. hard C. happy D. lucky

5. A. sensible B. sensibly C. sensitive D. unsensitive

Part 2: Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D.

The Whale Worshipping Festival (The Nghinh Ong Festival) takes place from the 16th to the 18th of the eighth lunar month in Ba Ria – Vung Tau Province. This festival is held to worship the whales. The local fishermen believe that whales rescue people that are in danger at sea and are a symbol of good fortune to bring them a prosperous fishing season. Besides rituals picking up the whale god from the sea to Thang Tam Temple in the city, the three-day festival also features a number of traditional performances including folk games, swimming, and fishing and net-making competitions. The “Nghinh Ong Thang Tam Vung Tau” festival was recognised as one of the fifteen biggest festivals in the country by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in 2000.

  1. Where does the Whale Worshipping Festival take place?

A. in Ba Ria – Vung Tau Province B. on August 16th

C. from the 16th to the 18th of the eighth lunar month D. under Thang Tam Temple

  1. Why is this festival held?

A. to worship the local fishermen B. to worship the whales

C. to rescue people that are in danger at sea D. to have a procession

  1. What is the main ritual at Whale Worshipping Festival?

A. a symbol of good fortune B. a prosperous fishing season

C. picking up the whale god from the sea to Thang Tam Temple

D. a number of traditional performances

  1. What is included in traditional performances?

A. folk games and swimming B. fishing and net-making competitions

C. folk games, fishing and swimming D. folk games, swimming, fishing and net-making competitions

  1. When was the “Nghinh Ong Thang Tam Vung Tau” festival was recognised as one of the fifteen biggest festivals in the country?

A. by the Ministry of Culure, Sports and Tourism

B. from the 16th to the 18th of the eighth lunar month

C. in 2000 D. in the eighth lunar month

IV. DO AS DIRECTED. (3 pts.)

  1. The Thai worship their ancestors. (Make a question for the underlined words).

🡪

  1. Lan and Mai / play table tennis / 7 a.m. last Sunday. (Sentence building)

🡪

  1. Most Vietnamese return home for Tet. Tet is the most important festival in Viet Nam.

(Combine each pair of sentences to make one sentence, using “so”.)

🡪

  1. My house is bigger than your house. ( Rewrite the sentences keep the same meaning)

🡪 Your house

  1. Do you like living in the countryside or in the city? Why or why not? ( write a short passage about 60 words)

ĐÁP ÁN

Bài Đáp án Điểm Tổng điểm
I Part 1:

  1. T
  2. T
  3. F
  4. T
0.25 2.0
Part 2:

  1. (28th of July) July 28th
  2. 16 (sixteen)
  3. river
  4. 05371255946
0.25
II
  1. C. ceremony
  2. D. minority
  3. A. because
  4. B. has to
  5. A. Why
  6. B. for
  7. A. were …doing
  8. B. a
  9. B. How interesting!
  10. A
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III Part 1.

  1. C. spent
  2. D. for
  3. B. but
  4. A. tired
  5. B. sensibly
0.25 2.5
Part 2.

  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
  5. C
0.25
IV.
  1. Who do The Thai worship?
  2. Lan and Mai were playing table tennis at 7 a.m last Sunday.
  3. Tet is the most important festival in Viet Nam, so most Vietnamese return home for Tet.
  4. Your house is smaller than my house.
  5. (Students’ answers)
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