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Sách bài tập tiếng Anh lớp 9 thí điểm Tập 1 BẢN ĐẸP ĐÁNH MÁY

Unit 1 – Local environment
I. Complete each of the following sentences using the cues given. You can use other words in addition to the cues to
complete the sentences.
Ngoc/usually/play/badminton/Sunday.
Answer: 0. Ngoc usually plays badminton on Sundays.
1. Phù Lãng/one/most famous/pottery/village/Viet Nam.
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
2. It/locate/along/Cầu River/about/60/kilometre/Ha Noi.
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
3. Potter/be/at/work/Phù Lãng/for/long time/since/Trần Dynasty.
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
4. In/past/village potter/mainly/produced/article/everyday/life.
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
5. Recently/young/artisan/opt/produce/artistic ceramics.
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
II. Choose the best option to complete each sentence. Circle A, B or C.
1. ______ I warned her about the quality of the product, she bought it as a souvenir.
A. However
B. When
C. Although
2. We travelled to a craft village ______ we had spent two hours in the gallery.

A. before
B. after
C. while
3. ______ she was knitting the hat, I was cooking dinner.
A. After
B. While

C. Before

4. We got a discount ______ we had spent more than $200.
A. as
B. although

C. when

5. I’ll take my foreign friends to the local market ______ they can see how people sell and buy things.
A. so
B. because
C. so that
6. He ______ his name on a tree and left.
A. created

B. carved

C. cut

7. How many balls of wool do you need to ______ that sweater?
A. do
B. weave

C. knit

8. She is ______ boats on the pillow covers.
A. embroidering

C. casting

B. making

9. This type of wool is ______ into fabric which will make jackets.


A. knitted
B. give
10. They ______ these statues in bronze.
A. moulded
III. Match the word with its definition:

C. woven

B. cast

C. wove

Definition
1. a thing which is skilfully made with your hands
2. start something (a business, an organisation, etc.)
3. take control of something (a business, an organisation, etc.)
4. people who do skilled work, making things with their hands
5. an interesting or enjoyable place to go or thing to do
6. a particular place
7. make someone remember or think about something
8. walk around a place to see what is there

Word
a. artisans
b. specific region
c. attraction
d. remind
e. look round
f. craft
g. set up
h. take over

IV. Fill in each sentence with a word/ phrase from the box. There is one extra word/ phrase
paintings

pottery

drum

silk

lacquer ware

conical hats

baskets

1. These products are called …………………….. because they are decoratively covered with lacquer.
2. These …………………………….are made of thin bamboo strips that are woven together.
3. To play this ……………………….. you should use your hands, not sticks.
4. This vase is a beautiful piece of ………………….. It’s made from clay dug from our river banks.
5. Lots of Vietnamese girls like wearing …………………….. and ao dai.


6. When I go somewhere on holiday, I usually buy ……………. as souvenirs because I love works of art.
V. Fill in each sentence with a suitable word from the box to complete a passage about Doi Tam Drum - making
village
famous

more

since

amazed

takes

follow

sold

introduced

We went to Doi Tam, a village (1)…………………….for its drum making techniques, in Ha Nam Province last month.
The craft was first (2) ……………to the village sometime in the 8th or 9th century. Today there
are (3) …………………….. than six hundred drum makers living in Doi Tam village.
I was (4) ………………………… to see big drums in front of every house in the village. People say that
it (5) …………………. four workers three days to make a drum with a diameter of 1.5 metres. To make a drum, the
craftsmen have to (6)…………… an eight stage process. Stretching the drumhead is the most challenging
stage (7) …………….. they have to carefully assess the sound it makes. The other steps do not require such high skills.
Nowadays, Doi Tam drums are not only famous in Viet Nam but are also (8)…………………. to other countries such as
Laos, Cambodia, Japan, and the USA.
VI. Fill in the gaps with the words in the box
conical hat

marble sculptures

lanterns

Pottery

silk

paintings

1. The birthplace of the famous bai tho ………………………… is Tay Ho village in Hue.
2. If you go to Hoi An on the 15th of each lunar month, you can enjoy the lights of many beautiful ……………………
.
3. Van Phuc village in Ha Noi produces different types of ………….. products such as cloth, scarves, ties, and dresses.
4. On the Tet holiday, many Hanoians go to Dong Ho village to buy folk …………………...
5……………… products of Bau Truc, such as pots and vases, have the natural colours typical of Champa culture in Ninh
Thuan.
6. Going to Non Nuoc marble village in Da Nang, we’re impressed by a wide variety
of ……………………………… from Buddha statues to bracelets.
VII. Complete the passage by filling each blank with a suitable word from the box:
culture

traditional

historical

attraction

handicrafts

exercise

Some people say that a place of interest is a place famous for its scenery or a well-known (1) …………………… site. I
don’t think it has to be so limited. In my opinion, a place of interest is simply one that people like going to.
In my town, the park is a(n) (2) …………………. because many people love spending time there. Old people
do (3) ……………. and walk in the park. Children play games there while their parents sit and talk with each other.
Another place of interest in my town is Hoa Binh market. It’s a(n) (4) ……………………. market with a lot of things to
see. I love to go there to buy food and clothes, and watch other people buying and selling. Foreign tourists also like this
market because they can experience the (5) …………… of Vietnamese people, and buy woven cloth and
other (6) ……………………… as souvenirs.
VIII. Complete each sentence using a verb from A in the correct form and a particle from B. You can use any
particle more than once
A
B
find
turn
bring
close get deal
out
down
with up
1. What time does your mother usually ……………………………. in the morning?
2. We must ………………….. the train times so that we can take the earliest train to Hai Phong.
3. My favourite writer has ………………………… another best-seller.
4. We’re …………………….. lots of complaints from customers about the quality of these shirts.
5. Why did you …………………… your workshop? I thought that it was running quite well.
6. I had to …………….. their invitation to take part in the trip because my father didn’t allow me to go.
IX. Read a passage about the Somerset levers and do the exercises that follow.
Last year I visited the Somerset Levels, a coastal plain and wetland area in Somerset, South West England. This area
is home to one of Somerset's oldest traditional crafts - willow basket making. Basket making began in the area a long time
ago. At the beginning of the 19th century, more than three thousand acres of willow trees were planted commercially there
because the area provided an excellent natural habitat for their cultivation.
I’d seen willow baskets before I visited the Levels, but I was still amazed at the numerous products created by the
basket makers there. They make lobster pots, bread trays, and even passenger baskets for hot air balloons.


Although the arrival of plastics in the 1950s caused the basket making industry to decline, willow growing and basket
making have continued to play a significant role in Somerset’s rural economy. Willow growers and basket makers have
dealt with this challenge by finding new markets and innovative ways of using willow. They make willow charcoal for
artists and bower seats for gardens. Some even weave willow coffins. Therefore, people here can still live on the craft that
their great-grandparents passed down to them.
a. Match the words with their definitions
Words
Definition
1. significant
2. willow
3. commercially
4. numerous
5. innovative
6. charcoal

a. existing in large numbers
b. introducing or using new ideas, ways of doing something, etc.
c. in a way that is connected with the buying and selling of goods and services
d. large or important enough to have an effect
e. a black substance made by burning wood slowly in an oven with little air, used for drawing
f. a tree with long branches and long thin leaves that often grows near water

b. Decide if the sentences are True (T) or False (F)
1. Willow basket making is the oldest traditional craft in Somerset.
2. Willows can grow well in the area because of its favourable natural conditions.
3. The presence of plastic products did not affect the growth of the basket making industry in the area in the 1950s.
4. Basket making does not play an important role in the area now.
5. Willow growers and basket makers have found new ways to promote their industry.
6. Basket makers can live on their craft nowadays.
c. Answer the questions
1. Where are the Somerset Levels?
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
2. How many acres of willows were planted commercially there at the beginning of the 19th century?
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
3. How did the author feel when he visited the place?
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
4. What are some innovative products made in the area?
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
5. Is basket making passed down through generations?
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
X. Underline the dependent clause in each sentence below. Say whether it is a dependent clause of concession (DC),
of purpose (DP), of reason (DR), or of time (DT)
1. When people talk about traditional paintings, they think of Dong Ho village.
2. My sister went to Tay Ho village in Hue so that she could buy some bai tho conical hats.
3. Although this museum is small, it has many unique artifacts.
4. This square is our favourite place to hang out because we have space to skateboard.
5. The villagers have to dry the buffalo skin under the sun before they make the drumheads.
XI. Match the verbs in column a with the groups of nouns in column B
1.carve
2.cast
3.weave
4.embroider
5.knit
6.mould

a. clay, cheese, chocolate
b. baskets, carpets, silk, cloth
c. sweaters, toys, hats
d. bronze, gold, iron
e. stone, wood, eggshells
f. handkerchiefs, tablecloths, pictures

XII. Make a complex sentence from each pair of sentences. Use the subordinator provided and make any
necessary changes
1. The villagers are trying to learn English. They can communicate with foreign customers. (in order that)
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
2. We ate lunch. Then we went to Non Nuoc marble village to buy some souvenirs. (after)
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
3. This hand-embroidered picture was expensive. We bought it. (even though)
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
4. This department store is an attraction in my city. The products are of good quality. (because)
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
5. This is called a Chuong conical hat. It was made in Chuong village. (since)
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
6. There are modern knitting machines. The artisans in my village like using traditional looms. (although)


……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
7. Many children like to go to Bat Trang Ceramic village. They can make their own pottery there. (as)
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
8. We have to follow more than ten stages. We can make a simple conical hat. (so that)
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
9. Sinh paintings are special. They are burned after worship. (since)
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
10. We’ll have to phone you first. Then we’ll organise the trip. (before)
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
11. We were visiting an old building. They were going to a traditional market. (while)
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
XIII. Choose A, B, C or D to complete each sentence
1. The flower was _____________ out of a single piece of valuable wood.
A.carved
B.moulded
C.cast
D.given
2. In this town, they _____________ all the frames in steel.
A.make
B.have
C.mould
D.cast
3. She is skilled at _____________ cloth.
A.giving
B.weaving
C.doing
D.carving
4. If you like, I can _____________ flowers on the cushion covers for you.
A.grow
B.make
C.embroider
D.knit
5. Is it true that you _____________ this woollen hat yourself?
A.knitted
B.wove
C.did
D.carved
6. The doll has been _____________ out of clay.
A.embroidered
B.cast
C.woven
D.moulded
7. I love going to this place _____________ it’s the quietest place in the city.
A.so
B.though
C.so that
D.as
8. They keep changing the decoration of the shop _____________ they can attract more young people.
A.so that
B.because
C.although
D.when
9. _____________ she’s young, she’s the most famous artisan in the village.
A.When
B.Although
C.Whereas
D.In order to
10. Do you know who’s _____________ his pottery workshop?
A.bringing out
B.taking over
C.passing down
D.turning down
11. I’ve _____________ the product catalogue and decided to buy this table.
A.found out
B.closed down
C.looked through
D.lived on
12. This sports centre is so small that it cannot _____________ the demands of local residents.
A.keep up with
B.face up to
C.deal about
D.set up
XIV. Complete each sentence using the correct form of a phrasal verb form the box. You don’t need to use all the
verbs
pass down
live on
deal with
close down
face up to
get on with
come back
turn down
1. We must …………………… the reality that our handicrafts are in competition with those of other villages.
2. I invited her to join our trip to Trang An, but she ……………… my invitation.
3. The craft of basket weaving is usually ………………………… from generation to generation.
4. Do you think we can ………………….. selling silk scarves as souvenirs?
5. They had to ……………………. the museum because it’s no longer a place of interest.
6. What time did you ………………………………….. from the trip last night?
XV. Complete the passage by filling each blank with the correct form of the word in brackets.
Some people ask me if I like living in my hometown. The answer is certainly ‘yes’. The simple reason is that it has
lots of (1. interest) …………………. places. If you want to widen your knowledge of the past, you can go to the museum.
It’s a (2. history) ………………… building, with a big collection of valuable artefacts. There is also a craft village in my
hometown. There, the (3. village) …………… make drums. Their drums are not only famous in the (4.
local) …………………, but also nationwide. You can visit the old workshop, where drums are still made in the
traditional way. Some of them are huge! Another (5. attract) …………….………… in my hometown is the local library.
It’s an (6. educate) ………………….. place where anyone can borrow books and take them home to read. Besides, it
also has a (7. read) ……………… club. I’m one of its members, and we gather once a week to discuss what we’ve read
together. My hometown is also a (8. culture) ……………….. centre, with many traditional festivals and activities. I love
it very much.
XVI. Make sentences using the words and phrases below. You can add extra words or make changes
1. There/be/some/famous/pottery village/Viet Nam/as Chu Dau/Bat Trang/Bau Truc.
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….


2. Bau Truc/one/old/pottery village/Southeast Asia.
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
3. It/locate/ten/kilometre/Phan Rang City.
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
4. There/young girl/twelve to fifteen years old/begin/learn/how/make/pottery.
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
5. They know/how/make/pottery product/from/pot/to/small jar.
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
XVII. Match the phrasal verb (1-8) with their meaning (a-h)
1. come back
a. stop doing business
2. turn down
b. have a friendly relationship with somebody
3. deal with
c. transfer from one generation to the next
4. face up to
d. reject or refuse something
5. get on with
e. return
6. pass down
f. take action to solve a problem
7. close down
g. have enough money to live
8. live on
h. accept, deal with
XVIII. Complete the second sentence so that it has the similar meaning to the first sentence, using the word given
1. Where did you get the information about Disneyland Resort?
find
Where …………………………………………………………………………….?
2. What time did you get out of bed this morning?

up

When ……………………………………………………………………………..?
3. I’ll read this leaflet to see what activities are organised at this attraction.

look

I'll …………………………………………………………………………………..
4. They’re going to publish a guidebook to different beauty spots in Viet Nam.

out

They're ……………………………………………………………………………...
5. I’m thinking with pleasure about the weekend!

forward

I'm …………………………………………………………………………………..!
XIX. Complete the second sentence in each pair by putting the correct form of a verb from the box into each
blank.
carve
cast
weave
embroider
knit
mould
1.The artisan made this statue by pouring hot liquid bronze into a mould.
→ The artisan …………………………. this statue in bronze.
2.I’m decorating a cloth picture with a pattern of stitches, using coloured threads.
→ I’m ……………………………… a picture.
3.They made baskets by crossing strips of bamboo across, over, and under each other.
→ They ……………………………. baskets out of bamboo.
4.My mum made this sweater for me from wool thread by using two bamboo needles.
→ My mum ………………………………a wool sweater for me.
5.He made this flower by cutting into the surface of the wood.
→ He ………………………………. this flower from wood.
6. I took some clay and used my hands to make it into a bowl shape.
→ I …………………………………… the clay into the desired shape.
XX. Complete the passage with the words/ phrases from the box


looked
team-building
zoo
lunch
interest
looking forward to
craft
museum
Last week we had a memorable trip to a new (1) ……………………on the outskirts of the city. We were
all (2) ……………………….. the trip. There are lots of wild animals, and they are looked after carefully. Each species is
kept in one big compound and the animals look healthy. After we (3) ……………….. round the animal zone, we gathered
on a big lawn at the back of the zoo. There we played some (4) …………………. games and sang songs. Then we had a
delicious (5) …………….. prepared by Nga and Phuong. In the afternoon, we walked to a (6) ………… nearby. There
is a big collection of handicrafts made by different (7) …………….. villages. I’m sure that the zoo will be our new place
of (8) …………………….
XXI. Rewrite each sentence so that it contains the phrasal verb in brackets. You may have to change the form of
the verbs
1. I don’t remember exactly when my parents started this workshop.
(set up)
à…………………………………………………………………………………………….
2. We have to try harder so that our handicrafts can stay equal with theirs.

(keep up with)

à…………………………………………………………………………………………….
3. What time will you begin your journey to Da Lat?

(set off)

à…………………………………………………………………………………………….
4. We arranged to meet in front of the lantern shop at 8 o’clock, but she never arrived.

(turn up)

à…………………………………………………………………………………………….
5. The artisans in my village can earn enough money from basket weaving to live.

(live on)

à…………………………………………………………………………………………….
Unit 2 – City life
I. Choose the correct answer A, B, C or D to complete Mi’s email to her new friend, Alisa
Dear Elisa,
Thanks very much for your email. It was fun to read about the places you find interesting.
I (1) ______ like going to museums in my free time. There are several museums in my city, but I like the Museum of Fine
Arts the most. I love art, so (2) ______ I have free time, I go to this museum. There's a great mix (3) ______ art from
across the eras, including some really impressive modern Vietnamese paintings. What I especially like about the museum
is that (4) ______ of its galleries have an introduction in Vietnamese, English, and French. It (5) ______ that I can learn
lots of English while enjoying the art works.
Another place of interest that I love is the (6) ______ park. It’s near my house, so I go there almost every day. Sometimes
I go for a walk around the park with my mother. Sometimes I choose a beautiful place in it to sit and draw some sketches.
And sometimes I just sit (7) ______ a bench, doing nothing, just watching people passing by. It’s really relaxing.
I hope someday I’ll have a(n) (8) ______ to visit your National Portrait Gallery and Hyde Park.
Until the next email,
Mi
1. A.don’t like
B.interested in
C.also
D.will
2. A.because
B.though
C.that
D.when
3. A.in
B.of
C.on
D.with
4. A.all
B.one
C.none
D.not
5. A.means
B.shows
C.proves
D.tells
6. A.locality
B.small
C.area
D.local
7. A.in
B.at
C.on
D.with
8. A.chance
B.opportunity
C.time
D.choice
II. Match the word with its definition:
a. metropolitan
1. tiredness from travelling across different time zones
b. jet lag
2. an attraction
c. a feature
3. that can be trusted
d. reliable
4. belonging to a very large city
e. multicultural
5. including people of different races, religions, languages, and traditions
III. Replace the words in italics with one of the words from the box
crowded

international

local

urban

neighbouring

1. There is not a lot of world ………………………………. news in this newspaper.
2. I do my shopping in the neighbourhood …………………………… shops, not in the town centre.


3. At weekends the city centre is always packed ………………………. with people.
4. My friend’s family has just moved to a nearby ………………………….. town.
5. There is far too much pollution nowadays in city ……………………………………. areas.
IV. Put one of the adjectives in the box in the blanket
local
delicious
ancient
historic
helpful
warm
fascinating
comfortable
Dear Oggy,
We’re having a fabulous time here in Hoi An. You know, it’s a(n) (1) ……………………. town 30 km from Da Nang.
The weather is very (2) ………….. and sunny. Our hotel is small but (3) ………………... The staff are friendly
and (4) …………………..
We’ve seen most of the sights of the town. The street life here is (5) ……………….. We’ve spent a lot of time wandering
around and looking at the (6) ………………….. temples, bridges, and houses. We’ve also bought a lot
of (7) ………………. souvenirs, crafts, and clothing. Well, the street food in Hoi An is (8) ………………. and
affordable. I wish you could be here with us!
Anyway, I hope things are good with you.
Lots of love,
Jack
V. Put one of the adjectives in the box in the blanket
annoying
fashionable
modern
forbidden
polluted
cosmopolitan
1.She lives in one of the most ……………………. parts of the city: there are lots of luxury shops there.
2. How ………………………..! The roads are crowded and I’m stuck in a traffic jam.
3. You can’t stop here. Parking is ……………………….. in this street.
4. This city is very ………………………….., there are people here from all over the world.
5. The gallery downtown has regular exhibitions of ……………………….. art.
6. Nhieu Loc canal in Ho Chi Minh City is much less ………………………… than before.
VI. Complete the text with the most suitable form of the adjectives in the brackets. Add the where necessary
London is one of (1. large) …………………… cities in the world. Its population is a lot (2.
small) …………………. than Tokyo or Shanghai, but it is by far (3. popular) ……………… tourist destination. London
is probably most famous for its museums, galleries, palaces, and other sights, but it also includes a (4.
wide) ………………range of peoples, cultures, and religions than many other places. People used to say that it was (5.
dirty) …………….. city too, but it is now much (6. clean) …………. than it was. To the surprise of many people, it now
has some of (7. good) ……………….. restaurants in Europe too. For some people, this makes London (8.
exciting) ………………………….. city in Europe.
VII. Underline the correct participle to complete each phrasal verb
1.The city has recently set up/off/out a library in the West Suburb.
2. I don’t think Fred gets over/through/on with Daniel. They always argue.
3. You should take your hat in/over/off in the cinema.
4. Their children have all grown up/out/out of and left home for the city to work.
5. We were shown up/off/around the town by a volunteer student.
6. The town council decided to pull up/over/down the building, as it was unsafe.
VIII. Underline the phrasal verbs in the sentences, and match their meaning from the box
1. You don’t need the light on in here. Turn it off, please.
2. They offered him a place at the company but he turned it down.
3. The doctor wanted to go over the test results with her patient.
4. Once you’ve finished cleaning, you can go on with your work.
5. When you come inside, you should take off your coat and hat.
6. The local meeting is on Oct. 15th. Put it down in your diary.
remove examine
press the switch
refuse
make a note
continue doing
1………………………….=………………………………
2………………………….=………………………………
3………………………….=………………………………
4………………………….=………………………………
5………………………….=………………………………
6………………………….=………………………………
IX. Put one word from the box in each gap
noisy

full

crowded

bored

fabulous

urban

fascinating


A big city is full of life. City life is more modern and (1) ……………………. than elsewhere. It is usually very busy
and (2) ……………………, even at night.
Life in a big city starts early in the morning. Soon the roads are (3) ……………………of vehicles. School children in
their uniforms can be seen on the pavement, walking or waiting for buses. People rush to work. With every passing hour,
the traffic goes on increasing. The shops and the market places remain (4) ………………………….. till the evening
hours.
Certainly (5) ………………….. life has certain charms. It offers great opportunities and challenges, especially for the
young. There are lots of things to do, and facilities are well developed. There are (6) ………………… places for
amusement and recreation. One never feels (7) …………… in a city.
X. Read the text and find out eight phrasal verbs. Match each of them with their definition from the box
For her first evening’s work at the bar, Sarah dressed up. She wore a black skirt and white blouse, as she had been
told to look smart. However, when she turned up, she found out that the manager had been less than honest with her about
the job. She had to serve the customers and also work in the kitchen. Still, she decided to go on working at the bar for the
time being. After all, she was getting on well in the job. Three months later, she saw an advertisement in the paper for a
sales assistant at a department store. She thought it over carefully, and decided to apply for it. ‘But I won’t tell anyone
until I’ve got the new job!’ she thought. The prospect of doing something different cheered her up considerably.
consider
continue

ask for (a job)
arrive
make someone feel happier

put on smart clothes
make progress

discover

…………………………………
ask for (a job)
…………………………………
make someone feel happier
…………………………………
put on smart clothes
…………………………………
discover
…………………………………
continue
…………………………………
arrive
…………………………………
make progress
…………………………………
consider
XI. Read the passage and answer the questions
Which is the best city in the world to live in? Every year, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) conducts a fascinating
survey to determine which cities around the world “provide the best or worst living conditions”. It uses factors such as
climate, transport, education, safety, and recreational facilities in cities. It gives scores for each, and ranks the cities in
order – from the best to the worst.
For the year 2014, the top 10 cities came from Australia, Canada, Europe, and New Zealand. Melbourne in Australia had
the highest score, which means it is the most ‘liveable’ city. Some famous cities came in the top 20, such as Tokyo (19th)
and Paris (17th). Perhaps surprisingly, Osaka (13th) had the best score in Asia.
Cities with major conflicts tended to score the lowest. In these countries, living conditions were the most difficult or
dangerous. Among the worst cities on the list were Dhaka in Bangladesh, Tripoli in Libya, and Douala in Cameroon.
However, some other organisations and individuals would like to add other factors to the index. They say that a city’s
green space, urban sprawl, natural features, cultural attractions, convenience, and pollution should be added to the list.
1. What factors are used by the EIU to rank the world’s cities?
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
2. Where were some famous cities on the list?
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
3. Why were Dhaka, Tripoli, and Douala ranked among the worst cities?
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
4. Which was the most "liveable" city in Asia?
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
5. What are some factors that should be added to the index?
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
XII. Complete each of sentence with the word given, using comparison. Include any other necessary words
1.The last exhibition was not …………………………………….. this one.
(INTERESTING)
2. This city is developing …………………………. in the region.
(FAST)
3. Let’s take this road. It is …………………………. way to the city.
(SHORT)
4. I was disappointed as the film was …………………. than I had expected.
(ENTERTAINING)
5. You’re not a safe driver! You should drive ……………………………...
(CAREFULLY)
XIII. Complete each space with a phrasal verb from the list. Change the form of the verb if necessary
cheer up

get over

turn back

find out

turn down

go on


1. She …………………………. his invitation to the party and now he’s really upset.
2. What’s …………………….. in the street over there? Open the door!
3. Lots of fruit and vegetables will help you ……………………….. your cold.
4. My brother was …………………………. with a trip to the zoo.
5. The road was jammed, so we had to ……………………… and find an alternative route.
6. I have ……………………… about a fabulous place where we can go for a picnic this weekend.
XIV. Rewrite each sentence so that it has similar meaning and contains the word in capitals
1. Don’t leave the lights on when you leave the classroom. (OFF)
………………………………………………………………………………………………………
2. Mai spent her childhood in a small town in the south. (UP)
………………………………………………………………………………………………………
3. Kathy checked the restaurant on her mobile phone. (LOOKED)
………………………………………………………………………………………………………
4. My grandmother has recovered from her operation. (GOT)
………………………………………………………………………………………………………
5. We are really expecting to see you again with pleasure.(LOOK)
………………………………………………………………………………………………………
.XV. Use the correct from of the words given in brackets to complete the sentences
1. Our city has some fashionable shops, but they are not very (afford) …………………………….
2. Many people move to the city because they enjoy the (pleasure) ……………….. and
(convenience) .………………………life there.
3. New York is a multi-(culture) …………………. city. It has people from all over the world living in it.
4. City authorities are spending (much) …………..and (much) ……………. money on public transport to make it
(good) …………………..
5. - What’s the (small) ……………………….. country in the world?
- I think it’s Monaco.
XVI. Choose A, B, C or D to complete each sentence
1. When I turned up, the town hall was already ___________ of teenagers.
A.full
B.packed
C.crowded
D.jammed
2. She turned ___________ the new job in New York because she didn't want to move.
A.on
B.down
C.off
D.up
3. This city has one of the most ___________ underground rail networks in the world.
A.efficient
B.fashionable
C.cosmopolitan
D.fascinated
4. This laptop is much more user-friendly, but it costs ___________ the other one.
A.so much as
B.as many as
C.twice as much as
D.twice as many
5. Today’s cities are ___________ than cities in previous times.
A.lots larger
B.much larger
C.as large
D.the largest
6. After I found all the information I needed, I ___________ the computer.
A.turned off
B.switched on
C.looked for
D.put off
7. Japan is the ___________ developed country in the world.
A.most second
B.second in most
C.second most
D.two most
8. Factories and offices should be built in ___________ areas only.
A.rural
B.coastal
C.cultural
D.urban
XVII. Complete each sentence (1-6) with an appropriate ending
1. That’s enough for today – let’s go
2. Tam had a good opportunity to show
3. Our class are really looking
4. He’d like to have more time to think
5. Janet is very friendly and generally gets
6. Halfway through the race, Phong found that he
couldn't keep

a. the foreign visitors around his family’s workshop.
b. on well with the people she works with.
c. on with it tomorrow.
d. up with the others any more.
e. forward to having a trip to the National Park.
f. over everything before he makes a decision.

XVIII. Complete each sentence using the correct form of a verb form the box. You don’t need to use all of them
live
turn
break
get
give
keep
come
take
find
go
1. - Has Phuc arrived yet?
- No, but I’m sure he …………………………. up soon.
2. My aunt never really ………………………………over the death of her pet dog.
3. It’s not easy to ………………… up smoking. My uncle has tried to do it lots of times without success.
4. Sorry, I don’t mean to interrupt you. Please ………….. on and finish what you are saying.


5. I enjoyed living in London, but it didn't really ……………….. up to my expectations.
6. I’m sorry I’m late, but the car ………………….. down on the way here, so I had to phone for a taxi.
7. You were going too fast! I couldn't ……………………. up with you.
8. Remember to …………………….. out how many people are coming to the party.
XIX. Read the passages and answer the questions
Venice
Venice is a beautiful city in northeastern Italy. It is called ‘The Floating City’ as it is built on 117 small islands. This city
has no roads. Instead, people use boats to travel along the canals. Flat-bottomed boats were once the main means of
transport, but today motor boats are more popular. In Venice, you can visit the famous Piazza San Marco with its world
famous basilica, the lovely bridges over the narrow canals, and some of the best museums in Western Europe.
Los Angeles
Los Angeles is the most populous city in California, and the second most populous city in the USA. It is a global city, a
centre of business, international trade, entertainment, culture, media, and fashion. The Los Angeles area includes
Hollywood, and leads the world in the creation of television productions, video games, and recorded music. The weather
here is usually dry and warm. Visitors like to go to the film studios and to drive along Hollywood Boulevard. There are
also some good beaches near the city, such as Venice Beach.
1. What is special about Venice?
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
2. Where’s Los Angeles?
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
3. What can visitors do in Venice?
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
4. Which city is famous for its entertainment industry?
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
XX. Fill each blank with a suitable word to complete the passage
If you live in a city, you will probably see many people, hear the noise of traffic, and smell the
pollution (1) …………. cars and factories. We are living in a new era in the history of the world. Before this, most people
were farmers. They lived in small communities in the (2) …………. Now many people are leaving the farms and moving
into the cities. They are looking for (3) …………. jobs. As a result, the cities are growing very quickly. Most cities are
becoming more (4) ……………. People are driving more cars, burning more fuel, using more water, eating more food,
making more garbage, and (5) …………….. more things in factories than ever before. Life in modern cities can bring
many opportunities, but also many difficulties.
The authorities are trying to plan for a better future. They are building new roads, putting (6) ……… new houses, looking
for more water sources, and limiting growth in certain areas. But people are still crowding into the cities
faster (7) ………… the cities can take them. The cities are (8) …………… out of space. There are no easy answers to this
problem.
XXI. Choose the correct answer A, B, C or D for each gap in the passage
Homelessness is a problem in many big cities in the world. It occurs when a part of the population does not have any
(1) ______ place to call home. Hundreds of millions of people in the world spend at least some time of the year homeless.
This is an issue that the authorities are trying to (2) ______. However, there are (3) ______ things that each person can do
to help those people. One of the things that you can do to help the homeless is to volunteer your time. If you have a lot of
free time, you might go on an extended trip to help (4) ______ homes or improve an impoverished area. Even with just a
few hours a week, it is possible to make an impact in your own city. You can also sign up to help at a (5) ______ soup
kitchen: most cities have a mission of some kind (6)______ food to the homeless and offering temporary shelter
1. A.common
B.regular
C.unusual
D.fixed
2. A.deal with
B.get over
C.look through
D.find out
3. A.little
B.less
C.more
D.fewer
4. A.care for
B.show around
C.set up
D.pull down
5. A.urban
B.central
C.capital
D.local
6. A.cooking
B.supporting
C.helping
D.serving
XXII. Complete the second sentence so that it has the similar meaning to the first sentence
1.This exhibition is much more interesting than the last one.
àThe last exhibition was not ……………………………………………………………………………..
2. The teacher says that no student in the school is noisier than I am.
àThe teacher says that I'm ………………………………………………………………………………..
3.This book is the least interesting I've ever read.
àI have never ……………………………………………………………………………………………..
4. I think Vung Tau City is the most ‘liveable’ city in Viet Nam.


àI think there is no ……………………………………………………………………………………….
5. This city is the same as it was in the 1990s.
àThis city hasn’t ………………………………………………………………………………………….
6. He found the visit to the gallery quite depressing.
àHe felt …………………………………………………………………………………………………...
XXIII. Complete the second sentence so that it has the similar meaning to the original one, using the word in
brackets
1. You should use a dictionary to check the meaning of new words. (LOOK)
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
2. The doctor told my father to stop smoking. (GIVE)
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
3. The cost of living has been increasing considerably in the past few weeks. (UP)
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
4. Margaret Thatcher was born and spent her childhood in the town of Grantham, Lincolnshire, England. (GREW)
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
5. His business is going badly – he’ll have to stop doing it soon. (CLOSE)
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
6. My aunt has got two teenage children, but they don’t seem to have a good relationship with each other. (GET)
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
Unit 3 – Teen stress and pressure
I. Find the OPPOSITE of the following words
1. to go to bed early
2. to be relaxed
3. bad exam results
4. to make someone happy
5. to work continuously
6. to have no plans

a. to be stressed / to be stressed out
b. to stay up late
c. good grades
d. to be fully booked
e. to disappoint someone
f. to take a break

II. Fill in the blank with the words in the box. In some cases more than one word may be suitable
tense frustrated

delighted

confident

relaxed

worried

depressed

calm

stressed

1. Thu had been studying very hard for the exam, but she still felt …………………………. Now that she has done well
in the exam she is feeling much more ……………………………..
2. My mother is a strong person. She stays …………………… even in the worst situations.
3. Linh is feeling a bit ……………………… about her study. She’s failed the exam once again!
4. I think taking a speech class is a good idea if you want to be more …………………………………….
5. Emma is feeling so ………………………….. with her fashionable new hairstyle.
6. Phuc, Nick, and Amelie feel …………………. They want to help Mai but don’t know what they can do for her.
III. Match the statements with the functions
give advice to someone

encourage someone

1. ‘Go on! I know you can do it!’
2. ‘If I were you, I would (get some sleep).’
3. ‘You must have been really disappointed.’
4. ‘Stay calm. Everything will be alright.’
5. ‘I understand how you feel.’
6. ‘Well done! You did a really great job!’

empathise with someone

assure someone


IV. Complete the paragraph with the words in the box. There is one word that you don’t need
independence
delighted

informed
self-aware

shape and height
reasoning skills

embarrassed

Adolescence is the period between childhood and young adulthood. Your body will change
in (1) ……………………………... Your brain will grow and you’ll have improved self-control
and (2) ……………………….. Physical changes are different for everyone, so you don’t need to
feel (3) …………………. or frustrated! You’ll experience emotional changes as well. You’ll feel you want
more (4) …………………….. and responsibility. You may become more (5) …………….., and care about other people’s
opinions, especially those of your friends. But remember you’ll need adult support and guidance to
make (6) …………………………… decisions and overcome stress.
V. Rewrite the following sentences in reported speech
1. ‘We will visit you this week,’ my parents told me.
à …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
2. Our teacher asked us, ‘What are you most worried about?’
à …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
3. ‘I’m so delighted. I’ve just received a surprise birthday present from my sister,’ Phuong told me.
à …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
4. ‘Kate can keep calm even when she has lots of pressure,’ Tom said.
à …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
5. ‘I got a very high score in my last test, Mum,’ she said.
à …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
6. ‘Do you sleep at least eight hours a day?’ the doctor asked him.
à …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
7. ‘I’m really stressed out! I’ve had three sleepless nights thinking about my exam.’
à …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
8. ‘I can’t concentrate! It’s too noisy in here.’
à …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
9. ‘She was very upset at first but she’s fine now.’
à …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
10. ‘I don’t think taking risks too often is a good idea.’
à …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
11. ‘He’ll take a cooking class before he goes to college.’
à …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
12. ‘I really wish I could make informed decisions!’
à …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
VI. Rewrite the sentences using wh-question + to infinitives
1. I don’t know what I should wear!
→ ……………………………………………………………………………………………..
2. Could you tell me where I should sign my name?
→ ……………………………………………………………………………………………..
3. I have no idea when we should leave for the bus.
→ ……………………………………………………………………………………………..
4. We’re not sure where we should hang the painting.


→ ……………………………………………………………………………………………..
5. He wondered how he could tell this news to his parents.
→ ……………………………………………………………………………………………..
6. They can’t decide who should go first.
→ ……………………………………………………………………………………………..
VII. Rewrite the following questions in reported speech, using questions word before to infinitives
1. ‘How should we use this support service?’ they wondered.
à …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
2. ‘Who should I turn to for help?’ he asked.
à …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
3. ‘Mum, when should I turn off the oven?’ Mai asked her mother.
à …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
4. ‘Where should we park our bikes?’ asked Phong and Minh.
à …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
5. ‘Should we call her now?’ he asked.
à …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
6. ‘What should we do to make Linh feel happier?’ they wondered.
à …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
VIII. Rewrite the underlined phrases in the following text, using question words + to infinitives
In our Life Skills lesson last week, our class had a visit from a Fire Safety Officer, and this is what he told us:
‘Today I’m going to tell you (1) what you should do in case of fire. If there is a fire, keep calm. Be sure you know
(2) where you can find the nearest exit or stairway. Do not use the lift. Before you leave, close all the doors behind you.
You should know (3) how you could activate the fire alarm, and then shout ‘fire’. You should know (4) what number you
should call to report the fire and ask for help. In Viet Nam, it's number 114. The number is toll-free and you can call it
any time from either a mobile or a landline without dealing area codes.’
1. what you should do
→ ……………………………………………………………………………………………..
2. where you can find
→ ……………………………………………………………………………………………..
3. how you could activate
→ ……………………………………………………………………………………………..
4. what number you should call
→ ……………………………………………………………………………………………..
IX. Read a passage and do the exercises that follow.
The Magic Number
Magic Number 18001567 is a 24-hour toll-free service for counselling and protecting children and young adults in
Viet Nam. The helpline was set up in 2004 by the government with support from Plan Vietnam, an international
children’s development organisation.
By 2014, the helpline had received over 1.5 million calls from children and adults nationwide. Sixty-nine per cent of
the calls came from children and most child callers were in the 11-14 year old and 15-18 year old groups. The calls were
mostly questions about family relationships, friendships, and physical and mental health. Moreover, nearly 3,000 cases of
missing or abandoned children, or children who were suffering from violence, trafficking, or sexual abuse received
emergency support. The helpline promotes child participation in its operations by involving children as peer
communicators and decision makers.
A member of Child Helpline International, Magic Number aims to create favourable conditions for children to
develop physically and mentally. If you need support or advice, or know of someone who does, just dial 18001567!
(The facts, figures, and photos in this text are provided by Plan Vietnam)
a. Answer the questions
1. What is Magic Number 18001567?


à …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
2. Which age groups have called the helpline most?
à …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
3. What were the calls mostly about?
à …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
4. Why have 3,000 calls received emergency support?
à …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
5. How does Magic Number promote child participation in its operations?
à …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
6. What is the aim of the helpline?
à …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
b. Decide if the sentences are True (T) or False (F)
1. You can call Magic Number anytime during the day or night.
2. The service and the telephone calls are free.
3. Only children can call the helpline.
4. The typical caller to Magic Number is a nine-year-old child.
5. All decisions about the operation of the helpline are made by adults.
6. The service is available in all cities and provinces in Viet Nam.
.X. Rewrite the following sentences in reported speech
1. ‛Have you seen her recently?’ asked Thanh.
à …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
2. ‛Last night I couldn’t sleep!’ she said.
à …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
3. ‛I am on my way,’ he said.
à …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
4. ‛We want to send our son to a university in the UK,’ they said.
à …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
5. ‛Have you ever tried calling a helpline?’ the teacher asked Ngoc.
à …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
6. ‛Tell Emma I miss her very much,’ she told me.
à …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
XI. Match the verbs (1-6) to the nouns (a-f) and use these phrases to complete the sentences
1. make
2. resolve
3. overcome
4. take
5. ask for
6. form

a. stress
b. risks
c. healthy habits
d. informed decisions
e. conflicts
f. support

1. Recognising your feelings is a way to ……………………………………..
2. Our teacher said we should ………………………………… such as sleeping at least eight hours a night, and
exercising regularly.
3. ‘I’m fighting with my sister again! It feels like we can never ………………. our ……………….!’
4.
‘Don’t act too quickly! You should consider both the good points and bad points in order
to ……………………………………..!’ my father advised me.
5. He is a very wise man. He knows when to …………………… and when to wait.
6. ‛When you are in trouble, who do you …………………………………..?’ asked the survey.


XII. Turn the following sentences into direct speech
1. He advised me to visit the company’s website.
à …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
2. They said he hadn’t come to the meeting.
à …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
3. She asked if I wanted to become a doctor.
à …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
4. They said the support service would be set up in December.
à …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
5. My mother said she had sent me the book the week before.
à …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
6. He asked if it was too late to apply for the course.
à …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
XIII. Rewrite the sentences using wh-question + to infinitives
1. ‛When should I start the computer?’ Nguyen asked his teacher.
→ Nguyen asked ……………………………………………………………………………...
2. I don’t really know what I should say in my graduation speech. Can you help me?
→ I don’t really know …………………………………………………….. Can you help me?
3. They can’t decide what they should do in this situation.
→ They can’t decide …………………………………………………………………………..
4. ‛Should I tell this to her?’ he asked himself.
→ He wondered ……………………………………………………………………………….
5. She was not sure who she should contact.
→ She was not sure …………………………………………………………………………...
6. ‛Where can I find more information about this?’ he asked.
→ He didn’t know …………………………………………………………………………….
XIV. Read the following text about Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft and do the exercises that follow.
Bill Gates is the co-founder of Microsoft, the world’s largest PC software company. He is among the richest
people in the world. Bill Gates’ interest in computers started when he was a teenager. After high school, he was accepted
to several top colleges in the USA: Harvard, Yale, and Princeton. He chose to go to Harvard to study law. At Harvard, he
focused more on his interest in computers than on coursework. He often relaxed by playing video games in Harvard’s
computer lab. He left Harvard before graduating because he wanted to open a software company with his friend Paul
Allen. However, he later said, ‛I don’t think dropping out is a good idea.’ In 2007, he received an honorary degree from
Harvard. He began his speech by saying this to his father in the audience. ‛I’ve been waiting more than 30 years to say
this: Dad, I always told you I’d come back and get my degree.’ Bill Gates is no longer working full time for Microsoft.
He is now, with his wife, running The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation which aims to improve healthcare, reduce
poverty, and promote education around the world.
a. Choose A, B, C or D to complete each sentence
1. When did Bill Gates first develop his interest in computers?
A.during his teenage years
B.when he went to university
C.when he was at nursery school
2. What did he study at Harvard University?
A.computer science
B.business
C.law
3. What did he often do to relax while at Harvard?
A.play sports
B.play video games
C.go to parties
4. Why did he drop out of Harvard?
A.because he was ill
B.because he wanted to study at another university
C.because he wanted to start a software company
5. What did he receive from Harvard in 2007?
A.an honorary degree
B.a job
C.a company


6. What is the purpose of The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation?
A.law
B.healthcare, poverty reduction, and education
C.computer software
b. Decide if the sentences are True (T) or False (F)
1.After high school, Gates was accepted to only middle-ranking colleges in the USA.
2.At Harvard, he focused more on his coursework than his interest in computers.
3.He didn’t know how to relax after his hard work.
4.He regretted that he had dropped out of Harvard.
5.He had always wanted to get his degree from Harvard.
6.He wanted to make his father happy by getting his degree.
XV. Match the following pieces of advice to the situation
A. It might help if you try to be open and friendly first. This will make it easier to make new friends.
B. Have you thought about asking someone to show you how to fix it?
C. The change is normal, but if you are worried, it might help to call a helpline.
D. I think you should relax now. You’ve done very well in the exam.
E. It might be a good idea to find out about the format of the exam in advance.
F. If I were you I would talk to the teacher about this problem with your classmates.
1. You may feel surprised before taking an important exam.
2. You have finished your exam, and you think you did quite well. You may feel depressed.
3. You have a problem with your classmates at school and you don’t know who to talk to. You may feel delighted.
4. You are asked to fix a broken bicycle chain and you are not sure what to do. You may feel happy.
5. You have moved to a new school and you know nobody there. You may feel delighted.
6.You notice something strange happening to your body when you start your adolescence. You may feel left-out.
1:…………2:………….3:……………4:…………..5:…………..6:…………..
Review 1
I. Match the verbs 1-8 with the words/phrases a-h
1.reduce
a. a home business
2.pull down
b. high expectations
3.empathise
c. a handicraft
4.make
d. worried and frustrated
5.set up
e. employment
6.feel
f. an old building
7.have
g. pollution
8.provide
h. with someone
II. Fill each blank with one word from the box
attractions
giant
excited
interest fascinating
tallest

symbol

affordable

The London Eye, also known as the Millennium Wheel, is a (1) ………………… observation wheel in London. The
entire structure is 135 metres (443 ft) tall and the wheel has a diameter of 120 metres (394 ft). When erected in 1999 it
was the world’s (2) …………… observation wheel. It is now one of the most popular (3) ……………….. in the world. It
is considered to be a (4) ………………… of London. People make special journeys to see the (5) …………….. giant
wheel. 15,000 people can ride the wheel every day. They feel (6) ……………..…. to climb above the city and look back
down on it. Not just rich people, but everybody can do this. It is public and (7) …………..………., and it has become a
place of (8) ……………………… in London.
III. Complete each space with a phrasal verb from the list. Change the form of the verb if necessary
look up

deal with

turn down

set up

get over

put up with

give up

keep up with

1.The two countries agreed to ……………………… full diplomatic relations.
2. When you’re tired and under stress, it’s important to look after yourself and find ways to ………… it.
3. Six people applied for the job, but four of them were ………………………….
4. Why don’t you …………………………. this word in the dictionary?
5. Mike had to …………………………. gymnastics because of his injury.
6. I’m going crazy! I can’t ……………………………. so much confusion!


7. I think she …………………………… the quarrel with her close friend.
8. It’s difficult to ……………………………. changes in technology.
IV. Choose the suitable words/ phrases to complete the mini-talk
what to do

As far as I know

Cool

No worries

If I were in your shoes

1. A: My face often goes red and hot these days. What should I do?
B: ……………………………………, there’s no cause for concern.
2. A: You look upset. What’s the problem?
B: Well, my cousin wants to share my room during his visit, but we don’t get on very well. I don’t
know ……………………………..
3. A: Shall we visit the lantern making workshop?
B: ……………………………..! When should we go?
4. A: Thanks a lot for your sound advice.
B: ……………………………….
5. A: What do you suggest I should do now?
B: ………………………………………, I’d take it easy and try to forget it.
V. Rewrite the sentences using wh-question + to infinitives
1. “What should I wear to the fancy dress party?” Trang asked.
à …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
2. “Should I help Chau with the money my mum gave to me?” she wondered.
à …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
3. “Where can we get those traditional handicrafts?” Nick wondered.
à …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
4. “Who can I turn to for help with my homework now?” Phuc said.
à …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
5. “When should I break the sad news to him?” Hoa asked.
à …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
VI. Read the two letters: One from a girl and the other from Miss Wiselady. Underline the phrasal verbs from the
letters and say what they mean.
Dear Miss Wiselady,
I am in grade 9 at a school in town. I absolutely love my school, and I love my classmates, except one thing.
It seems that the girls are always saying negative things about our teachers, even our headmistress. This kind of gossip
makes me uncomfortable and upset. I don’t think it’s good for the study atmosphere, and it would be terrible if the
teachers found out. I don’t know how to face up to this issue. What should I do?
Upset
Dear Upset,
Well, that is a nasty problem. If you really wanted to do something, you could explain how you feel. Tell them that they
should not go on with the gossip. But it might be too direct for some people. I suggest you try to keep away from it as
much as possible. Keep quiet, or better still, just leave them if you are not comfortable with the topic of discussion.
Wiselady
a. Meaning:
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
b. Decide if the sentences are True (T) or False (F)
1.Upset doesn’t love her classmates.
2.There is some gossip among Upset’s friends.
3.Upset wants some advice from Miss Wiselady.
4.Miss Wiselady says the problem is not easy to solve.
5.Miss Wiselady suggests Upset should deal with the gossip directly.
.VII. Choose A, B, C or D to complete each sentence
1. Nam didn’t know ___________ to find more information about the course.


A.what
B.why
C.where
D.while
2. He asked ___________ it was too early to apply for the course.
A.if
B.for
C.when
D.that
3. I couldn’t sleep last night ___________ the bar nearby played music so loudly.
A.although
B.so that
C.while
D.because
4. ___________ they moved to the city five years ago, they still remember living in a small town.
A.Although
B.Whereas
C.While
D.In order that
5. The students didn’t know ___________ to do to deal with the problem.
A.where
B.when
C.why
D.what
6. Lots of people choose to buy houses in the suburbs ________ they can avoid the noise and pollution in the city.
A.although
B.when
C.so that
D.so as
7. Minh is ___________ the most successful student in my class.
A.so long
B.by how
C.by far
D.so now
8. My grandfather is the ___________ oldest artisan in the village; Ngoc’s grandfather is the oldest.
A.first
B.second
C.most
D.one
9. ___________ I was talking to my teacher, my friends were waiting outside the classroom.
A.In order that
B.While
C.Although
D.So that
10. Lan couldn’t decide ___________ to work with on the project.
A.who
B.what
C.how
D.when
VIII. Complete each sentence using a verb from A in the correct form and a particle from B. You can use any
particle more than one
A
B
turn
bring
deal
set
keep
out
up
down
go
live
break
give
run
on
with
off
1. Don’t …………………………….. practising. You’re making good progress.
2. Mai ………………………… her stress by taking up yoga.
3. Hoang was sad because he failed to ……………………. to his parents’ expectations.
4. If they ……………………… cutting down trees, the city will lose its beauty.
5. Our band has just ………………………….. our second album.
6. We missed the beginning of the film since our motorbike ………………… on the way to the cinema.
7. She wanted to knit a scarf, but she ……………………… of wool before she was finished.
8. If you don’t …………………. with your regular exercise, you’ll gain more weight.
9. Their proposal to build another skyscraper in the city has been ………………. as it may be dangerous.
10. What time do you want to ……………….. for Hai Duong?
IX. Use the correct from of the words given in brackets to complete the sentences
1. One of the ………………… in my hometown is the traditional market, which is open every Sunday. (attract)
2. What are the differences between Dong Ho ……………………… and Sinh ones? (paint)
3. This is a very beautiful piece of ……………………….. (embroider)
4. …………………………. is one of the biggest problems in this city. (employ)
5. Photography is strictly .……………………in this museum. (forbid)
6. Do you know what is the most ………………………. town in this region? (population)
7. Remember to visit the Ancient Tower as it’s the only …………….. building in our area. (history)
8. I feel so ………………….. because I can’t run as fast as my friends. (embarrass)
9. ……………………. can help you succeed in many fields. (confident)
10. Find out more about the job so that you can make an …………………… choice. (inform)
X. Identify a mistake in each sentence and correct it
1. Mai went to the Student Support Office although she wanted to get some advice.
………………………………………………………………
2. I don’t know which one is most ancient: Bat Trang pottery village or Bau Truc pottery village?
………………………………………………………………
3. Are you sure you can get on your new classmates?
………………………………………………………………
4. If you don’t know what to operate the machine, you should read the instruction manual.
………………………………………………………………
5. Ngoc is stressful because she’s sitting an important exam tomorrow.
………………………………………………………………
XI. Complete the second sentence so that it has the similar meaning to the first sentence, using the word given
1. I have no idea when I should take that English test. (to)


→ I ………………………………………………………………………………………………………...
2. The prospect of moving to a new flat on the outskirts of Ha Noi made me much happier. (cheered)
→ The ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..
3. Why did you put on smart clothes yesterday? (dress)
→ Why …………………………………………………………………………………………………..?
4. Despite the bad weather, we went out for a picnic. (although)
→ We ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..
5. His parents haven’t decided who they should seek advice from to deal with their son’s problem. (consult)
→ His ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..
XII. Fill each blank with a suitable word to complete the passage
I’ve (1) ………….. working with teenagers for five years. I’ve spent time talking to them besides teaching them
English. I remember once I asked them (2) ……………… their parents or classmates had more influence on their success
at school.
Some said their parents had (3) ………………………………… influence on their achievement.
The (4) ……………. given was that parents usually loved their (5) …………………….. unconditionally, and they
definitely would do their best to help and support their children. For (6) ……………………….., parents could do all the
housework so that their children could have (7) …………………… for studying.
However, some students revealed that their parents were (8) …………….. busy to spend time with them. Therefore, it
was difficult for parents to help their children. In this case, classmates or friends affected their
success (9) ………..…..… because they talked to them more and they helped each other to
deal (10) ……………….. any difficulty in studying.
XIII. Read some students’ opinions about whether a city should preserve its old, historic buildings or destroy them
and replace them with the modern buildings. Do the following exercises
NGA
Preserving some of our old and historic buildings for future generations is necessary. We can build modern buildings any
time. However, once old buildings are destroyed, we can never bring them back again. We may find these buildings
unnecessary at the moment, but in the distant future, they may become very important to our descendants. They may want
to see those buildings with their own eyes, not just look at pictures, or read descriptions of them.
TRANG
We should preserve historic sites because they are of educational value. To be specific, historic buildings are popular
spots for field trips for various schools, ranging from primary schools to high schools. In fact, my class was taken to the
Temple of Literature, the first university in Viet Nam, when I was in grade five. It was an interesting experience as it
helped me and my friends understand more about our educational system in the past.
LONG
Old and historic buildings can be interesting tourist attractions. We may be astonished by, and admire, their unusual and
distinctive beauty. Local people enjoy experiencing their country's history, but foreign visitors also want to see those
buildings. They come from other cultures and want to enjoy something different.
a. Match the words in A with their definitions in B
A
B
1.descendants
A. very surprised
2.ranging
B. people who are related to you and who live after you
3.spots
C. having a quality that makes something different and easily noticed
4.astonished
D. varying between two particular amounts, groups, etc.
5.distinctive
E. particular areas or places
b. Which student Nga, Trang or Long mentions the following points?
1……………………..visited a historic site?
2……………………..says foreign tourists may like seeing historic buildings?
3……………………..thinks future generations may be interested in historic buildings?
4……………………..mentions the educational aspect of these buildings?
5…………………….mentions the special beauty of historic buildings?


Unit 4 – Life in the past
I. Match the expressions with their meanings and fill in the blanks with suitable expressions
1.How cool!
2.Sure.
3.Wow, I can’t imagine that.
4. I wish I could go back to that time.

a. expressing agreement
b. expressing a wish
c. expressing appreciation
d. expressing surprise

1- Would you like to participate in this ‘Preserving the past’ project?
- ……………………………………………………...
2- Marriages used to be arranged by parents.
- ……………………………………………………...
3- I’ve finished my painting. Look!
- ……………………………………………………...
4- Children used to play outdoors with things they found, like stones or feathers.
- ……………………………………………………...
5- The Time Machine is a science fiction novel by H. G. Wells can take people back to the past.
- ……………………………………………………...
6- It’s a New Year tradition in Russia for people to take a bath in a hole which is dug in the ice.
- ……………………………………………………...
II. Fill each blank with the words/ phrases from the box
loudspeaker

technological changes

generations

traditions

events

a special occasion

1. ……………………………….. is used to make the sound much louder so that many people can hear it from a distance.
2. Every country has its own customs and ………………………….
3. There is always a big gap between ………………………. The old sometimes find it difficult to understand the young.
4. People in the past were slower in accepting ……………………………. than they are today.
5. Traditionally, weddings and funerals are considered important village …………….. in Viet Nam.
6. A wedding is …………………………., not only for the bride and groom but also for other attendants as they can meet
friends and relatives.
III. Match the verbs 1-8 with the words/phrases a-h
1. go
2.collect
3. entertain
4. dance
5.act out
6. use
7. preserve
8. keep

a. to drum music
b. themselves
c. stories
d. a diary
e. your imagination
f. bare-footed
g. the post
h. our traditions

IV. Fill each blank with the words/ phrases from the box

illiterate

face to face

physical

strict

rules

street vendors

seniority

1. Paying respect to people of ………………………….. is a tradition in Viet Nam.
2. Quite a large number of ethnic people in the mountains are still …………….. They can’t read or write.
3. Eating from ………………………………. is a popular habit of people in big cities in Viet Nam.
4. There should be strict ………………….. on the roads to reduce the number of accidents.
5. …………………………. punishment was common at schools in the past.
6. I prefer talking ………………………….to talking on the phone.
V. Fill each blank with the words/ phrases from the box


Use your imagination
acting out stories

entertain themselves
collect the post

kept a diary
going bare-footed

preserve our traditions
dance to drum music

1. In my time, most girls ……………………… where they could write down their daily thoughts and feelings.
2. - ‘Grandpa, how did the children in your village use to …………………….?’
- ‘They played games like tug of war, hide and seek, or flew their kites.'
3. We should work together to …………………………….. They are of great value to us.
4. ………………………………..and draw a picture of your dream house.
5. Children are very creative. They are good at …………………………..
6. A postman comes once a day to ………………………………. from the post box.
7. I love ………………………………………… on the beach and feeling the sand under my feet.
8.
The
Lion
Dance
is
usually
performed
at
Mid-Autumn
Festival,
where
the
skilfully ……………………………………….
VI. Complete the sentences with the right form of the words below
tradition

habit

behavior

dancers

practice

1. It’s never easy to break a bad …………………………….
2. His bold ………………………….. shocked everybody present.
3. It runs as a ………………… in Viet Nam that elderly grandparents and parents are taken care of by their children until
they die.
4. It was his ……………………. to take a nap after lunch.
5. Using blackboards and chalk as the only teaching aid is still a common …………………. in most developing
countries.
6. He could be fired for his rude ………………………… towards the VIP guest.
VII. Make up wishes from the prompts
1. we/can communicate/animals
I wish …………………………………………………………………………………...
2. no child/be suffering/hunger
I wish …………………………………………………………………………………...
3. be playing/the beach
I wish …………………………………………………………………………………...
4. there/be no more/family violence/the world
I wish …………………………………………………………………………………...
5. I/go bushwalking/friends
I wish …………………………………………………………………………………...
6. there/be/four seasons/my area
I wish …………………………………………………………………………………...
VIII. Choose A, B, C or D to complete each sentence
1. The children in my home village used to go ___________, even in winter. Now they all have shoes.
A.on foot
B.bare-footed
C.playing around
2. There is usually a ___________ gap between the old and the young, especially when the world is changing so fast.
A.generation
B.value
C.age
3. Every nation has respect for their long-preserved ___________.
A.behaviours
B.practices
C.traditions
4. In Viet Nam, ___________ often refers to age and social position, not to wealth.
A.seniority
B.tradition
C.generation
5. Giving lucky money to the young and the old at Tet is a common ________ in many Asian countries.
A.behavior
B.practice
C.tradition
IX. Match the verbs in A with their definitions in B


A

B
A. bring together
B. perform
C. bring enjoyment
D. no longer exist
E. keep alive

1.act out
2.preserve
3.collect
4.entertain
5.die out

X. Complete the sentences with the right form of the words below
act out

preserve

collect

entertain

die out

1. Small children like listening to and ……………………………….. stories.
2. Hand-writing a letter is a pastime that is beginning to ………………. I’m already beginning to miss it.
3. Should we try to ………………………. every custom or tradition which is in danger of dying out?
4. He’s ……………………………. data for his book Values in the Past.
5. She often ……………………………. her children by telling them stories and acting them out.
XI. Write true sentences about the practice of the following things in the past, using used to and didn’t use to
1. men/bread winner of the family
à…………………………………………………………………………….
2. women/go to work
à…………………………………………………………………………….
3. people/travel/on holiday
à…………………………………………………………………………….
4. families/be/nuclear
à…………………………………………………………………………….
5. people/make banh chung at Tet/themselves
à…………………………………………………………………………….
6. children/play outdoor games
à…………………………………………………………………………….
XII. Read these situations and write wishes you want to make for them
1. Your village does not have access to clean piped water.
I wish …………………………………………………………………………………………………….
2. Your school is on the other side of a river, and you have to cross the river by boat twice a day to school.
I wish …………………………………………………………………………………………………….
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………
3. There is no organisation for social activities for teenagers in your town.
I wish …………………………………………………………………………………………………….
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………
4. You are interested in basketball but you are not tall enough for the sport.
I wish …………………………………………………………………………………………………….
5. In your area, there are only two seasons: dry and wet. You love autumn and spring.
I wish …………………………………………………………………………………………………….
XIII. Rearrange sentences to make a meaningful conversation
a. We used to. But this year my mother wants to bring back some traditions.
b. Interesting! I’ll come.
c. I’m sorry I can’t. I’m making candied fruits.
d Mai, are you going to the Tet flower market with us this afternoon?


e. Wow… That’s time-consuming and it requires a lot of patience. My family buys it.
f. Certainly! And we can learn how to make banh chung too. My father will teach us.
j. She said that if we didn’t do it, our customs and traditions would die out.
h. Oh, I see. Can I join you?
i. Why?
.XIV. Use the verbs below in the correct forms to complete the sentences
transport

light

act out

change

preserve

worry

communicate

pass down

1. My grandparents used ………………………….. their house with oil lamps.
2.- I wonder how the farmers used …………………………… their crops home in the past.
- They used buffalo-drawn carts.
3. We are making a great effort …………………………. our valuable customs for the future.
4. Children love to …………………………. the stories as they tell them.
5. Today teenagers have ………………….. a lot in comparison with teens in the past, especially in the way they spend
their free time.
6. Women in the past did not have to ……………………. too much about their weight, diets, or obesity.
7. Customs and traditions are ……………………… from generation to generation.
8. ……………………………. by instant messaging has become an essential feature of teens’ social life.
XV. Match the words/phrases in A with their definitions in B
Words/phrases
Definitions
1. a family tradition
A. people of older age, or higher social position
2. entertainment
B. a family in which more than two generations live together
3. a special occasion
C. all the people who were born at about the same time
4. festivities
D. a practice which runs in a family
5. generation
E. something that we enjoy doing in our free time
6. seniority
F. types of activities which bring pleasure
7. pastime
G. activities that are organised to celebrate a special event
8. extended family
H. a particular time when something meaningful happens
XVI. Choose the words/ phrases to complete the conversation
a family tradition
generation

entertainment
seniority

a special occasion
pastime

festivities
extended family

A: What’s your favourite (1) …………………………..?
B: I have many pastimes, but I love reading the most.
A: You can easily do that at home, so I suppose you don’t often go out.
B: I live in an (2) ……………….. where there are many (3) ………………… living together. So the house is usually
crowded and noisy, and I can hardly concentrate on my reading. That’s why I usually go to the library to read.
A: Is there any type of (4) …………………………. that you can enjoy at home?
B: Of course there is. For example, I can play with my pets, watch TV, or...
A: What happens if your grandparents like watching different programmes from yours?
B: I will compromise. It’s (5) …………………… that we have respect for (6) ……………………...
A: Wow... You must be a very tolerant person!
XVII. Use used to or didn’t use to with the right form of the verbs in brackets to complete the sentences
1. My brother ……………………………… interested in Geography when he was at school. (not/be)
2. It might surprise you to know that he ……………………………. a wild life. (lead)
3. Paper money ………………………………… on these Pacific islands. (not/be used)
4. When David was young, he ………………………….. of becoming a magician. (dream)
5. Our school ……………………………………. elective subjects. (not/have)
6. This was my favourite bicycle. I …………………………. everywhere on it. (ride)
7. Entertainment for the children in my village ………………. as simple as playing hide-and-seek, or going swimming in
the river. (be)
8. Houses …………………………… in light yellow only. They were not as diverse in colour as they are now. (be
painted)
XVIII. Choose the correct sentences


1. A.She wishes she could have a longer summer vacation.
B.She wishes she can have a longer summer vacation.
2. A.It is getting dark and they wish they will soon find a motel.
B.It is getting dark and they wish they would soon find a motel.
3. A.Did you use write with a fountain pen? I can see an ink stain here.
B.Did you use to write with a fountain pen? I can see an ink stain here.
4. A.I wish I had a laptop to replace this old-fashioned computer.
B.I wish I have a laptop to replace this old-fashioned computer.
5. A.Trees use to fully cover this bare hill.
B.Trees used to fully cover this bare hill.
6. A.They are building a new airport in my area. I wish they aren’t.
B.They are building a new airport in my area. I wish they weren’t.
7. A.This method didn’t use to work as effectively as it does now.
B.This method didn’t use to work effectively as it does now.
8. A.I wish I was travelling on an express train, not this slow one.
B.I wish I am travelling on an express train, not this slow one.
XIX. Choose the incorrect words/phrases and correct them
1. When we are on holiday, we used to go to the beach every day.
2. We wish we can consult an expert on how to solve this problem.
3. He works much more hard for his exams than he does for his normal school work.
4. I used to listen to music during I was riding my bicycle to school.
5. None of them had any idea about how make a raft with only a few bamboo canes.
6. He said that they will have to set off soon after midnight.
7. When he lived in Japan, he didn’t used to eat food with forks, but with chopsticks.
8. He thinks that geometry is not as difficult than arithmetic.
9. She wished she is not getting stuck in another traffic jam.
10. I am tired of being told all the time what to do, and when doing it.
XX. Rearrange sentences to make a meaningful conversation
A. Your grandmother taught me. Cooking used to be one of the criteria for being a good wife.
B. I’m happy that life has changed.
C. Why so many ‘shoulds’, mum? Didn’t a wife have any rights in the family?
D. Mum, how can you cook these traditional dishes?
E. There are many. You should know how to sew and how to embroider. You should take care of every member in your
husband’s family. You should be obedient and submissive. When you talk, you should...
F. What are some of the other criteria?
G. Very few, dear. When you were married to a man, you had to obey the man as well as his family. You didn’t have a
voice in the decision making.
H. I am too.
XXI. What are these people doing? Match the headlines with the situations
A. Keeping the past alive
B. Preserving family traditions
C. Cleaning up the festivals
D. Educating children about the value of the past
1.
When a boy in the family reaches the age of twelve, the father takes him into the forest for his first hunting season.
He teaches the boy how to find his way in the forest, how to discover and follow the tracks of a game, how to hunt, and
above all, how to become the ‘man of the family’.
2.
Last year, the people in our village started a project. They collected items relating to life in the past, especially
those of cultural or historic value. Then they opened a small museum to exhibit those items, so that everyone could come
and learn about our history.
3.
Last year our school carried out a programme called ‘Listen to the Past’. The participants of this programme did
some research on an aspect of life, or events, in the past. They then made group presentations of their findings to the
students in the school, and conducted follow-up quiz competitions.
4.
Not every traditional activity at a festival is appreciated. Recently, there have been talks about outlawing some
practices which might cause negative reactions from the public.


XXII. Read the passage and choose the best answer
ROOTED IN THE PAST
Good manners are a treasure to the people who possess them, as well as to the community they live in. Manners are
taught, learnt, and passed from generation to generation.
Even hundreds of years ago, children were taught to behave responsibly. They learnt to respect seniority.
When they passed an object to another person, they had to use both hands. When they entered a room, they had to bow
and greet the oldest person first. Boys learnt to work hard to support their families. Girls learnt to do housework, and to
take care of others. Loyalty and honesty were highly appreciated. When they made a mistake, they would not let another
person be punished for it. That would be cowardly and mean. They were taught that families were strong, and everybody
should stick together in adversity.
Fortunately, many of these values have been well preserved. They have contributed to making the unique Vietnamese
culture, and strengthening our society.
1. Good manners are _______________________.
A.of great value
B.of the community
C.traditional
D.only for the old
2. What was seen as a boy’s main duty?
A.to respect seniority
B.to support his family
C.to do housework
D.to share good things
3. The sentence: ‘When they made a mistake, they would not let another person be punished for it,’ means they would
_______________________.
A.deny their mistake
B.admit their mistake
C.keep it a secret
D.be punished
4. The underlined word ‘they’ refers to _______________________.
A.tradition
B.generations
C.children
D.seniority
5. ‘... cowardly and mean’ is used to describe _______________________ behaviour.
A.acceptable
B.good
C.proper
D.unacceptable
6. This passage is about_______________________.
A.people who possess good manners
B.what bad manners children in the past had
C.the preservation of bad values
D.good manners and their value
XXIII. Read the passage and choose the best answer to complete the passage
As a child, Phong always dreamt of going (1) ______ to study. (2) ______ he graduated from high school, his parents
sent him over to New Zealand to attend college. Phong was very happy that his dream finally (3) ______ true.
When he first arrived in the country, Phong’s English was not very good and sometimes he did not (4) ______ what
other people said. He also had difficulties in class because he was not familiar with the new teaching and learning
method. He felt (5) ______ in this new place, and missed all his buddies in Viet Nam. The food there was so different (6)
______ what his mum used to cook for him. And for the first time in his life, Phong had to think about his finances, and
to plan his spending (7) ______. But Phong was young and enthusiastic. He learnt to (8) ______ to this new environment.
After two years, Phong is now very (9) ______ in English and has achieved the top academic award at his school. He has
a lot of friends from different countries. He is even good (10) ______ being able to earn money for his daily needs from
his part-time job at a restaurant.
1. A.travelling
B.abroad
C.up
D.foreign
2. A.At
B.During
C.After
D.While
3. A.come
B.become
C.turned
D.came
4. A.understand
B.like
C.care
D.consider
5. A.happy
B.interested
C.desperate
D.lonely
6. A.to
B.for
C.as
D.about
7. A.freely
B.careful
C.carefully
D.carelessly
8. A.discover
B.explore
C.adapt
D.adjust
9. A.bad
B.good
C.smooth
D.fluent
10. A.at
B.than
C.of
D.that
Unit 5 – Wonders of Viet Nam
I. Fill each blank with the adjective from the box
geological

located/situated

picturesque

astounding

administrative

1. The hotel is beautifully ……………………………… in a quiet spot near the river.
2. It is a quiet fishing village with a …………………………. harbour.
3. The original size of the Forbidden City is ………………………….. - it’s hard to believe.
4. This book is about …………………………… features of Viet Nam.
5. Ha Noi is the ……………………………… centre of our country.
II. Match the nouns in A with their definitions in B


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