R: Good morning. Father & Son Ltd. for Sales press one. For Account press two. For enquirees, please hold.
Dona: Father & Son Company, thank you for calling. This is Donna speaking. How can I help you?
Georgia: Hello, my name is Georgia King. I'd like to speak to Jon Barnes, please. Dona: Sorry. What name is that?
Georgia: It's Georgia King speaking.
Dona: Oh. I'm afraid Mr. Barnes isn't here at the moment. Can I take a message? Georgia: Well. I'm returning his call. He left me a message to call him.
Dona: OK. Can you hold on, please... The line's busy ai the moment. Can you call Mr. Barnes back later?
Georsia: I'm... Can I leave a mcssage please?
Dona: Oh. just a minute. I'll pm you through to one of his colleagues...
Listen to the conversation and put these telephone expressions in the order you hear from 1 - 11. Number 1 has been done as an example. (Nghe cuộc hội thoại và đặt các câu hội thoại qua điện thoại theo thứ tự bạn nghe được từ 1-11. Số 1 đã được làm sẵn cho bạn.)
□ a. Can I leave a message please?
□ b. This is Donna speaking.
□ c. The line’s busy at the moment.
□ d. I'm afraid Mr. Barnes isn't here at the moment.
□ e. I’d like to speak to Jon Barnes, please.
□ f. It's Georgia King speaking.
□ g. Father & Son Ltd., good morning. For Sales, press one. For Account, press two. For enquiries, please hold.
□ h. I’m returning his call.
□ i. I'll put you through to one of his colleagues,
□ j. Can I take a message?
□ k. Hold on, please...
1. g 2. b 3. e 4. f
5. d 6. j 7. h 8. k
9. c 10. a 11. i
Read the passage and answer the questions. (Đọc kĩ đoạn văn và trả lời các câu hỏi.)
There are many interesting customs in different countries for celebrating the new year. In Spain and Portugal, people gather just before midnight on New Year's Eve and select twelve grapes from a large bunch. As the clock turns to the new year, each person eats twelve grapes and wishes good luck to everyone else. The twelve grapes are symbols of the twelve months of the year. In Iran, New- Year’s Day is called No-Ruz. It begins on 21st March and lasts for thirteen days. No-Ruz is a happy time because winter is ending and spring is beginning. Each member of a family usually reads from the Koran, and then they all embrace each other and say, “May you live 100 years!".
1. What do people in Spain and Portugal often do before midnight on New Year’s Eve?
2. Why do the Spanish and Portuguese people eat twelve grapes on New Year’s Eve?
3. Where in the world is the New Year’s Day called No-Ruz?
4. How long does it last ?
5. What do people usually do on No-Ruz?
1. They gather before midnight and select twelve grapes from a large bunch.
2. Because the twelve grapes are symbols of the twelve months of the year.
3. In Iran.
4. It lasts for thirteen days.
5. They read from the Koran, then all embrace each other and say. "May you live 100 years!"
III. Pronunciation and Grammar
a) Listen and put a tick (✓) in the right box. pay ing attention to the pronunciation of the underlined part of the word. (Nghe và đặt một dấu (✓) vào hộp đúng, chú ý đến cách phát âm của phần gạch chân của từ.)
1. □ glean □ clean
2. □ fly □ fry
3. □ drive □ thrive
4. □ overflow □ overthrow
1. ✓ glean □ clean
2. □ fly ✓ fry
3. □ drive ✓ thrive
4.✓ overflow □ overthrow
b. Join the sentences, using who or which.
1. The Earth is a planet. It can support life.
2. The book is about a girl. She runs away from home.
3. A dictionary is a book. It gives you the meanings of words.
4. The man and the woman who live in flat 8 are from Scotland.
1. Earth is a planet which can support life.
2. The book is about a girl who runs away from home.
3. A dictionary is a book which gives vou the meaning of words.
1. We'll buy a new car soon
2. If you had told me about the problem.
3. I would find a job in London
a. if I spoke English well.
b. I would have helped you.
c. if we can afford it.
1. c 2. b 3. a
Read the cues and then write a paragraph on what they like and don't like about our Tet holidays. (Đọc những gợi ý và sau đó viết một đoạn văn về những gì họ thích và không thích về Tết của chúng ta.)
clean and decorate the house buy peach flowers, kumquat trees buy things: sweets, candies,...
cook traditional food(s) so to pagoda or church visit relatives and friends
banh chung (square sticky rice cake) fruit jams
cold and wet
Tet is one of the most important traditional holiday in our country. It celebrates the Lunar New year. Actually Tet starts on the first day of the lunar year, however people always prepare well for it in advance. The house is usually cleaned and decorated with flowers, kumquat trees or peach flowers. People usually buy sweets, candies, biscuit... and prepare traditional food: "banh chung”. In Tet holiday, people visit relatives and friends. They also go to pasodas or churchs. Children are very happy in that time because they usually receive lucky money inside red envelopes. Both children and adults take part in traditional games. People usually are polite to each other because they want to have good luck on New Year's Day.
Tet holiday is the time people always expect in the year.