They were so alike. It was sometimes impossible to __________between them.
He has many friends because he is so _______________.
I _________ this morning, and was late for school.
4. A holiday in America can be _______________cheap.
5. My grandfather ___________my grandmother by five years.
We must take _______before things get worse.
Are all those _____they put in food really necessary?
Unfortunately, you‘ll be at a ______if you can’t drive.
I saw an _______for the job in our local newspaper.
I only had a day to visit all the tourist ________.
Bài 2: Đọc các bài đọc dưới đây và trả lời các câu hỏi kèm theo:
During the teenage years, many people can at times be difficult to talk to. They often seem to dislike being questioned. They may seem unwilling to talk about their work in school. This is a normal development at this age, though it can be very hard for parents to understand. It is part of becoming independent of teenagers trying to be adult while they are still growing up. Young people are usually more willing to talk if they believe that questions are asked out of real interest and not because people are trying to check up on them.
Parents should do their best to talk to their sons or daughters about schoolwork and future plans but should not push them to talk if they don’t want to. Parents should also watch for the danger signs: some young people in trying to be adult may experiment with sex, drugs, alcohol or smoking. Parents need to watch for any signs of unusual behaviour which may be connected with these and get help if necessary.
Why do adults sometimes find teenagers difficult to talk to ?
When can you expect young people to be more talkative than usual ?
Why may some teenagers experiment with drinking and smoking ?
What should parents do if they notice any signs of their children’s unusual behaviour?
A. Đọc bài sau đây và các câu phía dưới. Câu nào có nội dung đúng với bài đọc thì ghi là T (true), câu nào sai ghi F (false).
I knew it was going to be a bad day when, on the way to the airport the taxi-driver told me he was lost.
I had booked my flight over the telephone, so when we finally arrived, I had to rush to the reservation desk to pay for my ticket. The woman at the desk told me that my name was not on the passenger list. It took fifteen minutes for her to realize that she had spelled my name incorrectly. She gave me the ticket and told me I'd better check in my luggage quickly or I'd miss my flight.
I was the last person to get on the plane.
I found my seat and discovered that I was sitting next to a four-year-old boy who had a cold. I sat down and wondered if anything else could go wrong.
I hate flying, especially take-off, but the plane took off and everything seemed to be all right. Then, a few minutes later, there was a funny noise and everything started to shake.
I looked out of the window and- oh my God- there was smoke coming out of the wing. All I could think was 'The engine is on fire. We are going to crash, I am too young to die'.
Almost immediately, the captain spoke to un in a very calm voice "Ladies and gentlemen. This is your captain speaking. We are having a slight technical problem with one of our engines. There is no need to panic. We will have to return to the airport. Please remain seated and keep your seat belts fastened."
A few minutes later, we were coming in to land. The pilot made a perfect landing on the runway. It was over. We were safe. That day, I decided not to fly again. I caught another taxi and went home. But as I closed the front door, I looked down at my case. Somehow I had picked up the wrong suitcase.
1. There was nothing wrong with her on the way to the airport.
2. She was in a great hurry at the airport.
3. It took her about fifteen minutes to get her ticket.
4. She was happy to sit next to a four-year-old boy who had a cold.
5. A few minutes after the plane had taken off, its engine was on fire.
6. The plane had to come back to the airport.
7. The pilot was very good at his job.
8. The suitcase she brought home wasn't hers.
Mahatma Gandhi was born in 1869, and was sent to England in 1888 where he studied law. When he graduated he took a job in South Africa where he first began to struggle against injustice. The South Africans looked down upon non- Europeans, and the black, white and Indian people were kept separate. Gandhi developed his policy of non- violent passive resistance to authority, and was imprisoned several times.
In 1914 he went back to India. He believed that the end of British colonial rule was inevitable, and he struggled for independence.
Gandhi was so against violence that once he decided to fast unless the fighting stopped. He spent several periods in prison, but always looked forward to an end to British rule, and to a united India where Hindus and Moslems could live together in peace.
When did Gandhi’s struggle against injustice begin ?
What policy did he set up for his struggle ?
What was an example of his anti-violence viewpoint ?
Did he want the Hindus and the Moslems to live separately ?
The human race is spread all over the world, from the polar regions to the tropics. The people of which it is made up eat different kinds of food, partly according to the kind of food which their countries produced. Thus, in India, people live chiefly on different kinds of grain, eggs, milk, or sometimes fish and meat.
In Europe, people eat more flesh and less grain. In the Arctic regions ,where no grain and fruits are produced, the Eskimo and other races live almost entirely on flesh , especially fat. The man of one race is able to eat the food of another race, if they are brought into the country inhabited by the latter. But as a rule, they still prefer their own food, at least for a time. In warm climates flesh and fat are not much needed, but in the Arctic regions they seem to be very necessary for keeping up the heat of the body.
What kind of food do they eat in Europe?
Why are flesh and fat needed in the Arctic regions?
What does the word “latter” refer to?
Bài 3:Đọc bài đọc dưới đây và tìm một từ thích hợp để điền vào chỗ trống:
Mother Teresa was born in Yugoslavia on August 27th 1910. She grew ______(1) with her brother and sister in a very happy ______( 2 ), and attended the government school near her home ______(3 ) she was eighteen. At that time, some missionaries from Yugoslavia were ______( 4) in Calcutta, and they often wrote to the school about their ______(5 ). She decided to ______(6 ) them.
When she finished school, she went first to Ireland and after ______( 7) to India, where she began to train ______( 8 ) the religious life. After training, she was sent to Calcutta, where she ______( 9 ) geography at a high school and eventually ______(10 ) Principal.
However, ______(11 ) she loved teaching, in 1946 Mother Teresa left the school and went to work in the slums of Calcutta. She did some nursing training in Patna, and then began her work helping the ______(12 ) and comforting the dying in the streets of the ______(13 ). Gradually, others came to help her, and her work ______( 14) to other parts of India.
Mother Teresa was a well-known figure. ______(15 ) in her white and blue sari, she was photographed all over the world, as she travelled to open ______(16 ) schools and hospitals in ______( 17) countries. In 1979, she was ______(18 ) the Nobel Prize – a small tribute to the lifetime of love ______(19 ) service she has ______( 20) to the poor. She died on September 5, 1997, to the greatest grief of the whole world.