Listen and fill each blank with the missing word.(Nghe và điền vào chỗ trống với từ thiếu)
Well, I think that living in Bangkok is very exciting, but I haven't lived here all my life. My family came here when I was (1) three. But now it is my home. Nearly all my (2) friendslive here.
It's our (3) capital city, and very big. From morning till night there are (4) crowdsof people on the main streets. Some parts of the city are very (5) noisy. I have a long journey to school every day, but I don't mind because it's so (6) interesting. There's always something happening in the (7) streets. There are all kinds of people selling things - fruits, (8) flowers, cooked food, clothes - everything you could imagine. I really (9) enjoythe excitement of the crowded streets and large (10) modern buildings. I love walking around the streets at the weekend with some other boys from my class.
(1) three (2) friends
(3) capital (4) crowds
(5) noisy (6) interesting
(7) streets (8) flowers
(9) enjoy (10) modern
II. Reading (2.5 points)
Read the passage, and choose A, B, or C that best completes the sentences. (Đọc đoạn văn và chọn A, B, hoặc C hoàn chỉnh đúng nhất các câu)
Sydney - the largest metropolitan area in Australia - is located on the southeastern coast of the country. With a population of about 4 million people, it is the capital of New South Wales (NSW), Australia’s most populous and economically important state. The city is a dynamic cultural centre with the economy focused on service industries, tourism, manufacturing, and international commcrce. Its harbour is one of the leading centres of intercontinental trade in the Asia-Pacific region.
Sydney was founded as a British colony on January 26, 1788. Today, the natural harbour forms the centrepiece of a modem, cosmopolitan city. Sydney's population is diverse with its people coming from many other countries, which results in the city’s vibrant cultural life. It is the top Australian destination for tourists from abroad, and tourism is a leading industry in the city. Sydney hosted the 2000 Summer Olympic Games, which boosted its image worldwide as the gateway to Australia.
Sydney, khu đô thị lớn nhất ở Úc, nằm ở bờ biển phía đông nam đất nước. Với dân số khoảng 4 triệu, nó là thủ phủ của bang New South Wales (NSW), bang đông dân nhất và quan trọng nhất về kinh tế. Thành phố là trung tâm văn hóa năng động với nền kinh tế tập trung ở công nghiệp phục vụ, du lịch, sản xuất và mậu dịch quốc tế. Hải cảng của nó là một trong những trung tâm thương mại liên lục địa hàng đầu ở vùng châu Á Thái Bình Dương.
Sydney được thành lập như một thuộc địa của Anh vào ngày 26 tháng Một năm 1788. Ngày nay hải cảng thiên nhiên tạo thành vật trang trí giữa một thành phố đô thị hiện đại. Dân số Sydney đa dạng với dân từ nhiều quốc gia khác, điều đó hình thành đời sống văn hóa đầy khí lực của thành phố. Nó là địa điểm đứng đầu của Úc đối với du khách từ ngoại quốc và du lịch là công nghiệp chủ đạo của thành phố. Sydney là chủ nhà của Thế Vận Hội Mùa Hè năm 2000, nó quảng cáo hình ảnh thành phố khắp thế giới như một cửa ngõ tới nước Úc.
1. Sydney is ________
A. the capital of Australia
B. the capital of the Asia-Pacific region
C. the capital of New South Wales
2. The population of New South Wales is
A. larger than that of other states of Australia .
B. smaller than that of other states of Australia
C. as large as that of any other states of Australia
3. The harbour is_________
A. the most important feature of Sydney
B. a dynamic cultural centre
C. a cosmopolitan city
4. Sydney has a vibrant cultural life because_________
A. its people come from different parts of the world
B. it was founded by the British
C. it is the top destination for tourists abroad
5. After the 2000 Summer Olympic Games in Sydney
A. more people come to Australia through Sydney
B. fewer people come to Australia through Sydney
C. people had a bad opinion of the city
1 - C 2 - A 3 - A 4 - A 5 - A
III. Grammar (2.5 points)
Combine the following pairs of sentences, changing the second sentence into a non-defining relative clause, and putting it in the correct place.(Kết hợp những câu sau, đổi câu thứ hai thành mệnh đề quan hệ không xác định, và đặt nó đúng vị trí)
1.Their house is quite big and modem. It's in the suburb of the city.
2.The new English teacher seems to be very friendly. I met her yesterday.
3.Sandra has got a new job with Capital Insurers. It's a much better company than the last one she worked for.
4.Her latest novel is really good. I read it on holiday.
5.This bag is full of books. I carried it all the way from the station.
1. Their house, which is in the suburb of the city, is quite big and modem.
2. The new English teacher, who(m) I met yesterday, seems to be very friendly.
3.Sandra has got a new job with Capital Insurers, which is a much better company than the last one she worked for.
4.Her last novel, which I read on holiday, is really good.
5. This bag, which I carried all the way from the station, is full of books.
* Put the adjectives in brackets into the comparative or superlative form. (Viết tính từ trong ngoặc ờ dạng tương đối hoặc tuyệt đối.)
Pam: So how are you enjoying living in the new place?
Debbie: Oh. it’s very nice. The house is much (1)_________ (big) than the one we had in London, and one of the
(2) _________ (good) things is being able to walk in the garden.
Pam: So all in all, it's much (3)_________ (good) than London, isn't it?
Debbie: Yes, I think so. In London, it's certainly (4) _________ (polluted), and (5)_________ (stressful). Here it's so much quieter, and that's good for my health.
1. bigger 2. best 3. better
4. more polluted 5. more stressful
IV. Writing (2.5 points)
Write a description of Taipei, using the cues below.
-capital city of Taiwan
-founded in the 18th century
-population: 2.3 million
-country's most exciting city
-weather: humid, not very pleasant
-busy city, crowded streets
-famous for excellent museums
Taipei, the capital city of Taiwan, was founded in the 18th century. It has a population of 2.3 million. Itis the country’s most exciting city, but the weather here is not very pleasant due to the level of humidity. Taipei is a busy city with crowded streets all the time. It is famous for its excellent museums.