TIẾNG ANH 8 – GLOBAL SUCCESS: KIỂM TRA KỲ I

ĐỀ KIỂM TRA GIỮA HK I

Môn: Tiếng Anh 8 (10 năm)

ĐỀ 1

Part A: Listening (2ms)

I. Listen to the passage, and circle T (True) or F (False): (1m)

F

0. Five-colored sticky rice is a traditional dish.

T

F

1. Five-colored sticky rice is made with chemicals.

T

F

2. The colors represent the elements of life.

T

F

3. These elements create harmony between people.

T

F

4. The rice is made at Tet, in festivals and ceremonies, and on special occasions …

II. Listen to a boy talking about changes in his village, then circle the correct answers: (1m)

1. His parents often tell him stories about their ………………………………… in the past.

A. family B. class C. friends D. life

2. Some villagers now live in ………………………………… houses instead of earthen ones.

A. wood B. big C. brick D. small

3. They don’t use ………………………………… any more.

A. electric fans B. oil lamps C. telephone D. stereo

4. Village children no longer have to cross a ………………………………… to get to school.

A. stream B. street C. river D. forest

Part B: Phonetics (1m)

I. Circle the word which has a different stress from the others: (0,5m)

1. A. nomadic B. experience C. vacation D. celebrate

2. A. memory B. happiness C. minority D. complicated

II. Circle the word which has a different sound from the others: (0,5m)

1. A. adore B. fancy C. attract D. alive

2. A. origami B. prize C. divide D. like

Part C: Language focus (3ms)

I. Circle the best options: (2ms)

1. Venice is a great city of ………………………………… and history.

A. culture B. cultures C. cultural D. cultured

2. Nguyen: I live more happily here, and there’s still a lot more to explore. – Duong: ……………………………

A. Oh, no. B. Sounds great! C. So boring. D. Sorry, I can’t

3. I really like the ……………………………………………….. dress in that region.

A. tradition B. traditions C. traditional D. traditionalize

4. Linda ………………………………………………… her last summer vacation in a coastal city.

A. spends B. has spent C. will spent D. spent

5. Peter enjoys ………………………………………………… origami with his friends at recess.

A. make B. to make C. making D. makes

6. The peoples of Viet Nam are diverse but very ………………………………… .

A. peace B. peaceful C. peaceless D. peacefully

7. Country children play ………………………………… on streets than city children.

A. more free B. freely C. freelier D. more freely

8. Parents often prevent their children ………………………………… the computer games.

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

II. Find and circle the mistakes: (1m)

1. There are 54 people in Vietnam. They live in peace.

A B C D

2. My hometown has only an university, which is one hundred years old.

A B C D

3. You should drive carefullier, otherwise you will cause an accident.

A B C D

4. In the way home, Bob told me a funny story.

A B C D

Part D: Reading (2ms)

I. Choose the correct word for each blank in the following passage: (1m)

Spring is a time when there are many festivals in our country. Among them, Hoa Ban Festival is the most beautiful and interesting, and it takes place in Lai Chau. It is typical of the (1) ……………………. life of the Thai people. In the second lunar month of the year, when it (2) ……………………………warmer and hoa ban – a kind of beautiful flower in the northwest mountainous area – blossoms, Hoa Ban Festival is (3) …………………………This is the great time for everyone, especially for boys and girls. The boy picks the most beautiful flower and gives it to his girlfriend. This is not only the time for love but also for the Thai people pray for good crops, for happiness, and express their special thanks to the Gods and (4) ……………………… .

The festival is always full of songs and prayers.

1. A. minor B. cultural C. custom D. festival

2. A. gets B. goes C. comes D. runs

3. A. seen B. arranged C. observed D. celebrated

4. A. fathers B. relative C. families D. ancestors

II. Read the passage, then circle the best answers: (1m)

The Thai have a population of about one and a half million people living in the provinces of Lai Chau, Son La, Yen Bai, Hoa Binh, Thanh Hoa, and Nghe An. The Thai language belongs to the Tay – Thai group.
The Thai are experienced farmers. They dig canals to bring water to their fields. Their main food is rice, especially sticky rice. The Thai also grow other crops on burnt-out land. They raise cattle and poultry for their own use. They also make bamboo items, and weave cloth. Thai cloth is well-known for being unique, colorful and strong. Recently, Thai men prefer to wear the Kinh’s style of dress, while Thai women keep their traditional costumes including short blouses, long skirts, scarves and ornaments. The Thai live in houses on stilts. Their villages comprise 40 to 50 houses, usually built side by side. The Thai worship their ancestors. Every year, they hold festivals and ceremonies with alternating songs between boys and girls, and many traditional games.

1. Do the Thai people have their own language?

A. Yes, they are B. No, they aren’t. C. Yes, they do. D. No, they don’t.

2. What is the main food of the Thai people?

A. bread B. rice C. cattle D. poultry

3. Where do they live?

A. brick houses B. earthen houses C. apartments D. stilt houses

4. Who do the Thai worship?

A. ancestors B. the Moon C. the Sun D. the nature

Part E: Writing (2ms)

I. Rewrite the following sentences without changing their original meanings: (1m)

1. This room is larger than that one.

– That room isn’t ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

2. People recycle old car tires to make shoes and sandals.

– Old car tires ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….………………………………………………………

3. A business person travels more expensively than a tourist.

– A tourist travels ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

4. I don’t have enough money to buy that dress.

– I wish I ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..………….

II. Make complete sentences: (1m)

1. Life / the countryside / change / a lot / over / past / ten years.

– …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….…

2. Which one / noisy /, the city / the countryside?

– ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….………………………………….…

ĐỀ 2

Part A: Listening (2ms)

I. Listen to the passage, and circle T (True) or F (False): (1m)

F

0. Five-colored sticky rice is a traditional dish.

T

F

1. Five-colored sticky rice is made with chemicals.

T

F

2. The colors represent the elements of life.

T

F

3. These elements create harmony between people.

T

F

4. The rice is made at Tet, in festivals and ceremonies, and on special occasions …

II. Listen to a boy talking about changes in his village, then circle the correct answers: (1m)

1. His parents often tell him stories about their ………………………………… in the past.

A. family B. class C. friends D. life

2. Some villagers now live in ………………………………… houses instead of earthen ones.

A. wood B. big C. brick D. small

3. They don’t use ………………………………… any more.

A. electric fans B. oil lamps C. telephone D. stereo

4. Village children no longer have to cross a ………………………………… to get to school.

A. stream B. street C. river D. forest

Part B: Phonetics (1m)

I. Circle the word which has a different stress from the others: (0,5m)

1. A. memory B. happiness C. minority D. complicated

2. A. nomadic B. experience C. vacation D. celebrate

II. Circle the word which has a different sound from the others: (0,5m)

1. A. origami B. prize C. divide D. like

2. A. adore B. fancy C. attract D. alive

Part C: Language focus (3ms)

I. Circle the best options:

1. Peter enjoys ………………………………………………… origami with his friends at recess.

A. make B. to make C. making D. makes

2. The peoples of Viet Nam are diverse but very ………………………………… .

A. peace B. peaceful C. peaceless D. peacefully

3. Country children play ………………………………… on streets than city children.

A. more free B. freely C. freelier D. more freely

4. Parents often prevent their children ………………………………… the computer games.

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

5. Venice is a great city of ………………………………… and history.

A. culture B. cultures C. cultural D. cultured

6. .Nguyen: I live more happily here, and there’s still a lot more to explore. – Duong: ……………………………

A. Oh, no. B. Sounds great! C. So boring. D. Sorry, I can’t

7. I really like the ……………………………………………….. dress in that region.

A. tradition B. traditions C. traditional D. traditionalize

8. Linda ………………………………………………… her last summer vacation in a coastal city.

A. spends B. has spent C. will spent D. spent

II. Find and circle the mistakes: (1m)

1. You should drive carefullier, otherwise you will cause an accident.

A B C D

2. In the way home, Bob told me a funny story.

A B C D

3. There are 54 people in Vietnam. They live in peace.

A B C D

4. My hometown has only an university, which is one hundred years old.

A B C D

Part D: Reading (2ms)

I. Choose the correct word for each blank in the following passage: (1m)

Spring is a time when there are many festivals in our country. Among them, Hoa Ban Festival is the most beautiful and interesting, and it takes place in Lai Chau. It is typical of the (1) ……………………. life of the Thai people. In the second lunar month of the year, when it (2) ……………………………warmer and hoa ban – a kind of beautiful flower in the northwest mountainous area – blossoms, Hoa Ban Festival is (3) …………………………This is the great time for everyone, especially for boys and girls. The boy picks the most beautiful flower and gives it to his girlfriend. This is not only the time for love but also for the Thai people pray for good crops, for happiness, and express their special thanks to the Gods and (4) ……………………… .

The festival is always full of songs and prayers.

1. A. minor B. cultural C. custom D. festival

2. A. gets B. goes C. comes D. runs

3. A. seen B. arranged C. observed D. celebrated

4. A. fathers B. relative C. families D. ancestors

II. Read the passage, then circle the best answers: (1m)

The Thai have a population of about one and a half million people living in the provinces of Lai Chau, Son La, Yen Bai, Hoa Binh, Thanh Hoa, and Nghe An. The Thai language belongs to the Tay – Thai group.
The Thai are experienced farmers. They dig canals to bring water to their fields. Their main food is rice, especially sticky rice. The Thai also grow other crops on burnt-out land. They raise cattle and poultry for their own use. They also make bamboo items, and weave cloth. Thai cloth is well-known for being unique, colorful and strong. Recently, Thai men prefer to wear the Kinh’s style of dress, while Thai women keep their traditional costumes including short blouses, long skirts, scarves and ornaments. The Thai live in houses on stilts. Their villages comprise 40 to 50 houses, usually built side by side. The Thai worship their ancestors. Every year, they hold festivals and ceremonies with alternating songs between boys and girls, and many traditional games.

1. Do the Thai people have their own language?

A. Yes, they are. B. No, they aren’t. C. Yes, they do. D. No, they don’t.

2. What is the main food of the Thai people?

A. bread B. rice C. cattle D. poultry

3. Where do they live?

A. brick houses B. earthen houses C. apartments D. stilt houses

4. Who do the Thai worship?

A. ancestors B. the Moon C. the Sun D. the nature

Part E: Writing (2ms)

I. Rewrite the following sentences without changing their original meanings: (1m)

1. This room is larger than that one.

– That room isn’t ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

2. People recycle old car tires to make shoes and sandals.

– Old car tires ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….………………………………………………………

3. A business person travels more expensively than a tourist.

– A tourist travels ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

4. I don’t have enough money to buy that dress.

– I wish I ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..………….

II. Make complete sentences: (1m)

1. Life / the countryside / change / a lot / over / past / ten years.

– …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….…

2. Which one / noisy /, the city / the countryside?

– ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….………………………………….…

ANSWER KEY

TEST A

Part A: Listening (2ms)

I. Listen to the passage, and circle T (True) or F (False): (1m)

1. F 2. T 3. F 4.T

II. II. Listen to a boy talking about changes in his village, then circle the correct answers: (1m)

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

Part B: Phonetics (1m)

I. Circle the word which has a different stress from the others: (0,5m)

1. D 2. C

II. Circle the word which has a different sound from the others: (0,5m)

1. B 2. A

Part C : Language focus (3ms)

I. Circle the best options: (2ms)

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

5. C 6. B 7. D 8. A

II. Find and circle the mistakes: (1m)

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

Part D: Reading (2ms)

I. Choose the correct word for each blank in the following passage: (1m)

1. B 2. A 3. D 4. D

II. Read the passage, then circle the best answers: (1m)

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

Part E: Writing (2ms)

I. Rewrite the following sentences without changing their original meanings: (1m)

1. That room isn’t so /as large as this one.

2. A tourist travels less expensively than a business person.

3. Old car tires are recycled to make shoes and sandals (by people).

4. I wish I could have enough money to buy that dress.

II. Make complete sentences: (1m).

1. Life in the countryside has changed a lot over the past ten years.

2. Which one is noisier, the city or the countryside?

ANSWER KEY

TEST B

Part A: Listening (2ms)

I. Listen to the passage, and circle T (True) or F (False): (1m)

1. F 2. T 3. F 4.T

II. Listen to a boy talking about changes in his village, then circle the correct answers: (1m)

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

Part B: Phonetics (1m)

I. Circle the word which has a different stress from the others: (0,5m)

1. C 2. D

II. Circle the word which has a different sound from the others: (0,5m)

1. A 2. B

Part C : Language focus (3ms)

I. Circle the best options: (2ms)

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

5. A 6. B 7. C 8. D

II. Find and circle the mistakes: (1m)

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

Part D: Reading (2ms)

I. Choose the correct word for each blank in the following passage: (1m)

1. B 2. A 3. D 4. D

II. Read the passage, then circle the best answers: (1m)

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

Part E: Writing (2ms)

I. Rewrite the following sentences without changing their original meanings: (1m)

1. That room isn’t so /as large as this one.

2. A tourist travels less expensively than a business person.

3. Old car tires are recycled to make shoes and sandals (by people).

4. I wish I could have enough money to buy that dress.

II. Make complete sentences: (1m).

1. Life in the countryside has changed a lot over the past ten years.

2. Which one is noisier, the city or the countryside?

Audio script 1

Five-colored sticky rice is an important traditional dish of many ethnic minorities in the northern mountainous regions. People call the dish five- colored sticky rice because it has five colors: red, yellow, green, purple and white. The things that create the colors are not chemicals but natural roots and leaves. The five colors of the dish represent five elements of life according to Vietnamese beliefs: yellow is earth, red is fire, green is plants, white is metal, and purple or black is water. People believe that these five elements create harmony between heaven and earth. Five-colored sticky rice is usually made and enjoyed at Tet, in festivals and ceremonies, on special occasions, and whenever the family has guests.

Audio script 2

I live in a mountainous village. My parents often tell me stories about their life in the past. It’s not much like the village I can see nowadays. Some villagers now live in brick houses instead of earthen ones. Our houses are better equipped with electric fans and TVs. Thanks to the TV, we now know more about life outside our village. We don’t use oil lamps any more. We have electric lights which are much brighter. More villagers are using motorcycles for transport instead of riding a horse or walking. We — village children — no longer have to walk a long way and cross a stream to get to school, which is dangerous in the rainy season. Now there’s a new school nearby. We also have more visitors from the city. They come to experience our way of life.

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