Firstly, playing sports can give you a healthy life and a fit body to you. You will be more active and healthier (1) ______ playing sports. To illustrate, you can have a lower chance of getting a serious illness such as (2) ______ attack or high blood pressure.
In other words, it increases your resistance to illness. In leisure time, you can play sports (3) ______ your friends or your relatives, this not only helps you but (4) ______ motivates everyone around you to take part in sports and have good (5) ______.
Furthermore, there are some (6) ______ which you can play easily such as table tennis, tennis or football and after that, you feel completely relaxed or (7) ______ free from your stress.
Moreover, you also need to allow (8) ______ encourage children to play sports, especially some outside activities such as football, basketball or volleyball to decrease the time that your children (9) ______ sitting in front of computers or watching television.
These sports can help them have endurance, quickness and even teach them how to improve team spirit and work in groups. These sports also teach them how to communicate with their teammates, and show them (10) ______ active and creative they are.
IX.Read the passage below and then circle the correct answer A, B, C or D. (5 pts)
You asked me about my neibourhood. It’s nice here and I find my (1) ______ easy-going and friendly. But one of them, Nora Crosby, has a very strange routine on weekdays. Every morning, she leaves her house at 9.00 and walks to the corner. She (2) ______ carries a camera. First, she (3) ______ some photos of the street. After that, she buys a newspaper. Next, she walks up and down the street for fifteen minutes. (4) ______, she walks home and goes into the house. She doesn’t come out again until the (5) ______ morning.
1. A. neighbors B. neighborhood C. neighboring D. neighborliness
2. A. never B. sometimes C. always D. rarely
3. A. makes B. takes C. gets D. gives
4. A. Then B. Next C. And D. Finally
5. A. first B. second C. next D. tomorrow
X. Read the descriptions below of the various activities available around Hanoi. Then write A, B, C, D or E to show the most suitable activity for each of the people below. (5 pts)
A. This Mystery Park is part of National Park. Sailing, swimming and other water sports are available at club, with professional teachers. Fishing is available for Mystery Park Club members only (minimum age 18).
B. The City Farm is for everyone who loves animals and wants to learn more about trees and fruit. There are horses, cows, and various kinds of children on the farm. There is also a large orchard with many kinds of fruit: oranges, grapefruit, pineapples, etc. Children under 14 must come with adults.
C. The Local Community Sports Center offers a variety of activities: table-tennis, badminton, indoor football and karate. It is open everyday except for Monday, open from 5p.m to 10p.m.
D. The Walking Club meets every Saturday morning. Club members take part in walks and discussion. Suitable for retired people.
E. The Play Center with a lot of activities for children is open everyday. There are different play areas for different ages. There are playground supervisors to take care of small children.
______ 1. Mr. Hung is retired but dislikes being with groups of elderly people. He doesn’t like sports, either. An opportunity to get away from the noise of the city and to enjoy the nature is most suitable for him.
______ 2. Mrs. Ha wants someone to look after her children for an hour three times a week while she goes to an accounting class.
______ 3. Tuan wants to learn swimming in the afternoon after university.
______ 4. Mr. and Mrs. Binh are over 60 years old. They want to go out and meet people of the same age.
______ 5. Phuong and her friends want to play some sports together in the evenings, after classes.
XI. Rewrite each of the following sentences so that it means the same as the first one, beginning with the given words. (10 pts)
1. Can’t you do better than that?
Is that _________________________________________________________________________?