I. LANGUAGE FOCUS
Fill the gaps with a, an or the. If it isn’t necessary to use any article, put a "O".
1. _____ Tay has ______ largest population among the ethnic minorities.
Gợi ý: ....; ....
______ Odu has______ population of just around several hundred people.
Stilt houses in ______ Central Highlands are built on ______ columns and beams.
______ Khmer have ______ long tradition in wet rice cultivation.
______ ethnic minorities in Viet Nam are living in ______ peace.
Choose the best option to complete each sentence. Circle A, B or C.
1. You can grow many types of ___________ in the garden.
In the city, it is difficult to see a vast sky because of many ___________ of buildings.
You can find many kinds of ___________ in the shed such as cows, sheep, and buffalos.
There are more educational ___________ in the city than in the countryside.
When I come back to my home village, I like ______ the rice.
Read the passage and decide whether the sentences are true (T) or false (F). Circle T or F.
The Gong culture in the Highlands of Viet Nam
The Gong culture is considered to originate from the ancient Dong Son civilization in Southeast Asia. However, the gongs of Viet Nam are special and different in the way they are played.
The gongs are made of bronze or a mixture of brass, gold, silver, and bronze. It is round in shape with a diameter ranging from 20cm to 60cm. Larger ones may be from 90cm to 120cm. The gongs often go in set. Each set has from two to thirteen gongs and each is played by one man or woman. When they play, they arrange the order and the sounds in different ways to create very special rhythms. Long time ago, the gongs were played on the occasion of the new rice season or rice harvest. Now the ethnic groups play the gongs on any important festivals or ceremonies. The gongs have become musical instruments of sacred power of many ethnic groups in Viet Nam.
The Gong culture has origin from Dong Son civilization.
The average gong has a diameter ranging from 20cm to 60cm.
The gongs are played in set to create special rhythms.
The gongs are played only during most important festivals.
The Gong culture has become important to ethnic groups in Viet Nam.
Gợi ý: 1 - ...; 2 - ...; 3 - ....; ....
Read the following text about leisure activities of Vietnamese teenagers. Match the words in A with their meanings in B.
A recent survey conducted by TIRA, a Vietnamese research company, highlights problems about the lifestyles of Vietnamese teenagers in urban areas. There is an imbalance in their consumption of time for studying and recreational activities. On average, these teenagers spend 9.5 hours a day on studies at school and at home. They only have about four hours for entertainment. Most of this time is spent on watching television and the internet, where they chat through social networks. The teenagers admit that they use computers to play games and to chat with friends much more than using it for studying purposes. The survey also shows that during summer months, despite having much more free time than during school years, these teenagers still fail to manage their time properly. They stay in bed longer, and then get hooked on games and TV. The time for computers and TV increases significantly to about five or six hours a day, while there is almost no time for physical outdoor activities.
A. a lack of proportion or relation between things
B. agree, often unwillingly, that something is true
C. a lot/to a great extent
D. draw attention to
Gợi ý: 1 - ...; 2 - ...; 3 - ....; ....
omplete the second sentence so that it means the same as the first. Use the word in brackets. You must not change the word. Write no more than THREE words.Here is an example. 0. The bookshop is opposite the library. _______________ a bookshop opposite the library. (THERE) Answer: 0. There is 1. Herding buffaloes is more difficult than loading the rice. Loading the rice is ______________________ herding buffaloes. (EASY)
Life in a mountainous village is more boring than life in a big city.
Life in a big city is ______________________ life in a mountainous village. (INTERESTING)
People in the countryside are often more optimistic than those in the city.
People in the countryside often ______________________ than those in the city. (OPTIMISTIC)
Living in a modern town is noisier than living in a small village.
Living in a small village is ______________________ living in a modern town. (PEACEFUL)
Houses in this village have less furniture than those in the nearby city.
Houses in this city are ______________________ those in the nearby village. (BETTER)