Bài tập Tiếng Anh lớp 8 Unit 12 Life On Other Planets

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English 8 Unit 12: Life On Other Planets

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I. Find the word which has a different sound in the part underlined. Read the words aloud.

1. A. hands

B. occasions

C. associates

D. others

2. A. frightened

B. stamped

C. walked

D. laughed

3. A. fluoride

B. lid

C. arid

D. hidden

4. A. stack

B. slash

C. swamp

D. stamp

5. A. agent

B. engine

C. regard

D. surgeon

2. Choose the word that has a different stress pattern from the others.

1. A. continent

B. cinema

C. elephant

D. computer

2. A. receptionist

B. biography

C. disqualify

D. operation

3. A. goodbye

B. hello

C. problem

D. correct

4. A. morning

B. evening

C. Monday

D. mistake

5. A. cinema

B. computer

C. professor

D. banana


I. Choose the best option A, B, C or D to complete each sentence.

1. Mohan asked his mother if the Internet.

A. could he surf

B. he can surf

C. he could surf

D. he surfs

2. I asked the salesgirl how much .

A. did the dress cost

B. cost the dress

C. the dress cost

D. the dress costs

3. “ the pink dress? It suits you,” said Molly.

A. Why did I not buy

B. Why don’t you buy

C. Did I buy

D. had you bought

4. Father asked me to watch Brother Bear with my cousins.

A. if I will want

B. whether I wanted

C. when will I want

D. why he wanted me

5. Mrs. Krishna asked her children to the room for their grandmother’s visit.

A. prepare

B. be preparing

C. prepared

D. has prepared

6. The little boy asked the waitress have another spoon.

A. could he

B. he could

C. he can

D. if he could

7. Lisa asked me where for delicious seafood.

A. dis she go

B. can she goes

C. she could go

D. could she go

8. I asked my mother go to the bookshop with my friends.

A. may I

B. I may not

C. if I might

D. if could I

9. Charles wanted to know .

A. why is Joseph late

B. why was Joseph late

C. why Joseph was late

D. was Joseph late

10. The little boy told the teacher what for Christmas.

A. did he get

B. dis he got

C. he got

D. he get

II. Give the adjectives of the nouns in the box.



1. culture

2. politics

3. economy

4. history

5. nature


III. Use the words given in Exercise 2 to complete the sentences.

1. The two leaders discussed _________ cooperation between their companies.

2. We make all our skin care products from __________ ingredients.

3. Our city is not only a business centre, it also takes place a lot of___________ events.

4. The Government was very worried because of the _________- problems in some regions since one black man was killed.

5. My new friend likes ___________ novels about 18thcentury.

IV. Complete the sentences using the correct form of the words in the box








1. If you …………… to ask me a question, put your hand up.

2. Jane …………. me that she got up very early to learn by heart the new words.

3. John still…………… to me for losing my CD player.

4. I ………… to help you with your homework, not do it all for you.

5. I’d like ………….. waiting a few more days before we make a final decision.


I. Choose the word given in the box to complete the passage.











The Moon

The Moon revolves once on its (1) ……….. each time it orbits the Earth, thus always presenting the same face to earthbound observers. (2) ………… even to the unaided eye this unchanging face shows two contrasting (3) ………….. of landscape dark, plain-like (4) ………. Of low relief, and brighter, decidedly more rugged regions which (5) ………… about two-thirds of the (6) …………. Early, astronomers mistakenly (7) …………. to the smooth dark areas as marine (or seas), giving the (8) ………… terrace (or lands) to the bright upland regions. The (9) ………….. have persisted since, even though the Moon’s surface has long been known to be (10) …………. waterless.

II. Read and choose the best option A, B, C or D to complete the passage.


What is the sky? Where is it? How high is it? They aren’t easy to (1) ……….., are they?

Is the sky blue? The sky has no colour. Is the sky full (2) ……… air? We know that there is air around the (3) ………… When planes fly, they need (4) ……….. Planes can’t fly very (5) ……… because when they go higher, the air gets (6) ………….. If we go far away from the Earth, we (7) ……….. there is no air.

Maybe we can answer some of our questions now. What’s the sky? (8) …….., (9) ….. is it? It’s all around the world. The sky is a space. In this space, there is nothing (10) ………. the Sun, the Moon and all the starts.

1. A. answer

B. ask

C. think

D. know

2. A. in

B. of

C. with

D. around

3. A. sun

B. moon

C. earth

D. star

4. A. water

B. oil

C. air

D. sky

5. A. quickly

B. safely

C. low

D. high

6. A. bigger

B. heavier

C. thinner

D. smaller

7. A. feel

B. know

C. smell

D. touch

8. A. But

B. And

C. Or

D. Even

9. A. where

B. which

C. what

D. why

10. A. and

B. besides

C. or

D. but

III. Read the passage and fill one suitable word in each blank.

Story about Star Llama

Once there was a young Inca boy. He had no family except for an old llama. Each day the boy and his llama walked many miles, (1) ………… for a home. Each night they curled up together and slept. But one starry evening, the old llama (2) ………….. The boy buried his friend next to an icy stream. Then he sat under a tree and cried. What would he do? He had no family and no home.

The boy cried for a very long time. But there was no one to comfort him. There were only the stars in the sky. Suddenly, the sky filled with bright light. The boy held his breath. He was afraid to move. One bright star (3) ………… to the ground. Sowly, the star took the shape of the old llama. She bent her head and drank from the stream. She (4) ……….. at the boy and smiled. As she jumped back into the sky, bits of llama wool fell. As the Sun began to rise, the boy picked up the soft, warm wool. It glowed in his hands like starlight. He carried the wool to the city and sold it. (5) …………. The money, he bought a house. He bought two young llamas. He never forgot the star llama. And he was never lonely again.


I. Turn these sentences into reported speech.

1. “What subject do you find the most difficult?” My mother asked.

My mother asked

2. “Please repeat what you have said,” she asked John.

She asked John

3. “Do you speak any other languages?” Mr.Baker asked me.

Mr. Baker asked

4. “Close the door, please! It’s very noisy.”

She told us

5. “Where can I buy a phone card in this city?” he asked.

He asked me

II. Turn these sentences into direct speech from reported speech.

1. The boss asked me how many languages I could speak.

2. My friends wanted to know if he would stay there with me some more days.

3. I wondered if they were going to build a new school in that area the following year.

4. They wanted to discover what made the new land different from others.

5. People wondered why the security of the earth would be threatened.

III. There is one mistake in each sentence. Find out and correct it.

1. Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and the second small planet in the Solar System, after Mercury.

2. Named after the Roman god of war, it is often referred to as the “Red Planet” because the iron oxide prevalent in its surface gives it a reddish appearance.

3. Mars is a terrestrial planet with a thin atmosphere, having surface features reminiscent both and the impact craters of the Moon and the volcanoes, valleys, deserts, and polar ice caps of Earth.

4. The rotational period and seasonal cycles of Mars are likewise similar those of Earth, as is the tilt that produces the seasons.

5. Mars are the site of Olympus Moons, the largest volcano and second-highest known mountain in the Solar System, and of Valles Mariner is one of the largest canyons in the Solar System…

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