In the 776 B.C the Olympic Games were held at the foot Mount Olympus to honor the Greeks chief god, Zeus. I he Greeks emphasized physical fitness and strength in their education of youth. Therefore contests in running, jumping, discuss and Javelin throwing, boxing and horse chariot racing were held in individual cities, and the winners competed every four years at Mount Olympus. Winners were greatly honored by having olive wreaths placed on their heads and poems were sung about their deeds. Originally, these were held as games of friendship, and any wars in prosress were halted to allow the games to take place.
The Greeks attached so much importance to these games that they calculated time in four year cycles called "Olympiad" dating from 776 B.C.
Listening and choose the best answer A, B. c or D.
(Nghe và chọn câu trả lời tốt nhất A, B, C hoặc D)
1.Which of the following is NOT true?
A. Winners placed the olive wreaths on their own heads.
B. The games were held in Greece every four years.
C. Battles were interrupted so that athletes could participate in the games.
D. Poems glorified the winners in songs.
2. Why were the Olympic Games held at the foot of Mount Olympus?
A. to stop wars
B. to honor Zeus
C. to crown the best athletes
D. to sing songs about athletes
3. When were the first Olympic Games held at the foot of Mount Olympus?
A. 676 B.C.
B. 766 B.C.
C. 786 B.C.
D. 776 B.C.
4. Which of the following contests was NOT mentioned?
A. discus throwing
5.What conclusion can we draw about the ancient Greeks?
A. They liked to fight.
B. They were very athletic.
C. They liked a lot of ceremonies.
D. They could not count, so they used “Olympiads” for dates.
1. A 2. B 3. D 4.C 5. B
Read the passaee and answer the questions.
(Đọc kĩ đoạn văn và trả lời các câu hỏi.)
The most important championship in international football competition for women is the Women's World Cup. Organised by FIFA the sport's largest governing body its first tournament was held in 1991, sixty-one years after the first one for men.
Although established not long ago, the Women’s World Cup is growing in popularity. Its first championship was hosted in China with 12 teams sent to represent their countries. Fight years later, over 650.000 spectators attended the finals, and nearly a billion viewers from 70 countries watched them on TV. And by the fourth tournament in 2003, the number of finalists had increased to 16. As FIFA estimates, the current 40 million girls and women playing football around the world will equal the number of men by 2010.
The FIFA Women's World Cup 2007 was decided to be held in China. Originally, China was to host the 2003 Women's World Cup, but due to the outbreak of SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) in that country, the event was moved to the United States. Having hosted the 1999 version of the World Cup, it was thought to be the only nation that could organise the tournament in such a short time.
1. What is the passage mainly about?
A. The World Cup tournament
B. The organisation of FIFA
C. The FIFA women’s football championship
D. The FIFA Women's World Cup 2007
2. What could best replace the phrase growing in popularity?
A. not liked any more
B. liked by more people
C. increased in number
D. played by adult women
3. How often is the Women’s World Cup organised?
A. Every eight years.
B. Every four years.
C. Sixty-one years after the men's.
D. Every sixteen years.
4. What does the event refer to?
B. the outbreak of SARS
C. the 2003 Women's World Cup
D. the 2007 Women's World Cup
5. What is NOT true about the Women's World Cup?
A. The number of girls and women playing football has equalled that of men.
B. Almost one billion people watched the 1999 Women’s World Cup finals on TV.
C. The first Women’s World Cup tournament was held in China.
D. The 2003 championship finals were hosted by the United States.
1. D 2.B 3. B 4. C 5.C
III. PRONUNCIATION & GRAMMAR
a) Listen and put a tick in the right box. paying attention to the pronunciation of the underlined part of tile word
(Lắng nghe và đánh dấu vào hộp bên phải, chú ý đến cách phát âm phần chữ gạch chân của từ.)
1. play 2. drive 3. twice 4. proud
b)Complete the text with the correct form of the verbs in brackets.
(Hoàn thành văn bản với hình thức đúng của động từ trong ngoặc)
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1. talking 2. to go 3. smoking
4. saying 5.do 6. going
Write about one of the competitions for secondary school students on TV You may use I he following guidelines:
(Viết về một trong những cuộc thi cho các học sinh trung học trên truyền hình. Bạn có thể sử dụng các hướng dẫn sau đây.)
• time and the channel on TV
• length of the show, parts of the show
• number of the competitors
• content of the questions
• the feeling you have for it
I enjoy watching television and often spend one or two hours watching it everyday. I sometime spend more time watching it at weekends. One of my favourite programmes is “Road to Mount Olympia.” It is always on from 9 o’clock to 11 o'clock on VTV3 on Sunday. I like watching it because three competitors on each show are very intelligent. They are all advanced student from different schools. they have to answer several questions about general knowledge of natural and social sciences. Many questions are very challenging for me. I am interested in watching it but I don't think I am able to take part in the programme.
Write about one of the competitions for secondary school student TV.