5. You can’t wear those trousers, Sally. They’re far too tight. You look……. in them.
6. It is much more................. to buy that car.
7. After 15 years in prison John was given his................. .
8. If you ................. me I will simply inform the police
When Bill and Jane retire, they are planning to spend all their.............. on a
10. Don’t believe any word Tim says. He is a terrible............. .
Bài 2: Đọc các bài đọc dưới đây và trả lời các câu hỏi kèm theo:
Jack was a young sailor. He lived in England, but he was often away with his ship.
One summer he came back from a long voyage and found new neighbours near his mother’s house. They had a pretty daughter, and Jack soon loved her very much.
He said to her, “ My next voyage will begin in a few days’ time, Gloria. I love you, and I’ll marry you when I come back. I’ll think about you all the time, and I’ll write to you and send you a present from every port.”
Jack’s first port was Freetown in Africa, and he sent Gloria a parrot from there. It spoke five languages.
When Jack’s ship reached Australia, there was a letter from Gloria. It said, “ Thank you for the parrot, Jack. It tasted much better than a chicken.”
Where did Gloria live?
Where did Jack send Gloria the parrot from?
Who could speak five languages?
What did Gloria do to the parrot?
Most people know that cigarette smoking is harmful to their health. Scientific research shows that it causes many kinds of diseases. In fact, many people who smoke get lung cancer. However, Edward Gilson has lung cancer, and he has never smoked cigarettes. He lives with his wife, Evelyn, who has smoked about a pack of cigarettes a day throughout their marriage. The Gilsons have been married for 35 years.
No one knows for sure why Mr. Gilson has lung cancer. Nevertheless, doctors believe that secondhand smoke may cause lung cancer in people who do not smoke. Nonsmokers often breathe in the smoke from other people’s cigarettes. This is secondhand smoke. Edward Wilson has been breathing this type of smoke for 35 years. Now he is dying of lung cancer. However, he is not alone. The US. Environmental Protection Agency reports that about fifty-three thousand people die in the United States each year as a result of exposure to secondhand smoke.
The smoke that comes from a lit cigarette contains many different poisonous chemicals. In the past, scientists did not think that these chemicals could harm a nonsmoker’s health. Recently, though, scientists changed their opinion after they studied a large group of nonsmokers. They discovered that even nonsmokers had unhealthy amounts of these toxic chemicals in their bodies. As a matter of fact, almost all of us breathe tobacco smoke at times, whether we realize it or not. For example, we can not avoid secondhand smoke in restaurants, hotels, and other public places. Even though many public places have nonsmoking areas, smoke flows in from the areas where smoking is permitted.
It is even harder for children to avoid secondhand smoke. In the United States, nine million children under the age of five live in homes with at least one smoker. Research shows that these children are sick more often than children who live in homes where no one smokes. The damaging effects of secondhand smoke on children also continue as they grow up. The children of smokers are more than twice as likely to develop lung cancer when they are adults as children of nonsmokers. The risk is even higher for children who live in homes where both parents smoke.
People are becoming very aware of the danger of secondhand smoke. As a result, they have passed laws that prohibit people from smoking in many public places. Currently, 45 states in the United States have laws that restrict, or limit, smoking. The most well-known law forbids people to smoke on short domestic airline flights, i.e., flights within the country.
After smoking for most of her life, Evelyn Gilson has finally quit. She feels that if more people know about the dangers of secondhand smoke, they will stop, too. Her decision comes too late to help her husband. However, there is still time to protect the health of others, especially children, who live with smokers.
1. What may be a reason why Edward Wilson has lung cancer ?
2. What is secondhand smoke ?
3. Why might secondhand smoke harm nonsmokers ?
4. What are some laws that prohibit smoking in certain places ?
5. What is the main idea of this passage ?
Bài 3:Đọc bài đọc dưới đây và tìm một từ thích hợp để điền vào chỗ trống:
HOW TELEVISION WAS INVENTED
Television owes its origins to many inventors. But it was the single-minded determination of an amateur inventor, John Logie Baird, that led (1)____________ the first live television broadcast.
Born in Scotland in 1888 and educated in Glasgow, John Logie Baird earned a living (2)____________ a razor-blade salesman. In the 1890s Guliedmo Marconi showed that sound could (3)____________ sent by radio waves. Baird became convinced that a similar system could transmit a picture. He spent most of (4)____________ spare time working on his ideas in his tiny workshop without (5)____________ commercial support. He (6)____________ to use his (7)____________ earnings to continue his research. In 1924, Baird successfully transmitted the general outline of a figure more (8)____________ 3 metres. He continued to experiment and (9)____________ October 25, 1925 transmitted a recognizable image of a doll. He ran (10)____________ to the office on the ground floor and persuaded one of the office boys to come upstairs. (11)____________ boy became the first living image transmitted by television.
Overnight, Baird became famous and the money (12)____________ he needed to continue his research was at (13)____________ made available. In 1927 he made a transmission from London to Glasgow and in 1928 he made (14)____________ from London to New York. He continued experimenting (15)____________ spent his last years exploring the possibility of colour television.