Review 2 grade 9 – Skills
Read the text and choose the correct answer A, B, C, or D for the questions. (Read the passage and choose the correct answer.)
Guide to answer
1.A 2.D 3. D 4.B 5.C
50 years ago and even before that, without the Internet and many high-tech toys, the world of entertainment was different than it is today. Running freely in the meadows and bathing in the river, children in those days considered nature their playground and were curious to explore and enjoy nature in their own creative way. They find small objects around them to make toys. Boys use twigs as swords to play mock battles while girls use twigs as chopsticks to play with. In this way, the children have fun together on the way to school, during recess and even when they herd the buffalo. At that time, tug of war, hide-and-seek, and jump rope were popular games. Some even exist today.
The fact that these popular games are played in groups makes it easier and quicker for children to make friends. Furthermore, people rarely leave their homeland, so childhood bonds become even stronger as children grow up together for life.
1. Children in the past viewed nature as….
A. source of entertainment
B. an unfamiliar environment
C. a factory
D. a beautiful view
2. Which of the following was NOT used as a toy by a child in the past?
A. the sticks
B. small stone
C. dry leaves
D. beautiful silver spoons
3. Which statement is not true about children’s games in the past?
A. Tug of war is familiar to most children.
B. Some games are still played today.
C. Children can play with them while tending buffaloes.
D. None of the games of the past are known to children today.
4. The word “discovery” is replaced by
A. find B. explore C. destroy D. play
5. The word “they” refers to:
B. the boys
These are some ideas taken from Reading. Do you agree or disagree with them? Support your answers with ideas from the passage or of your own. (The following ideas are taken from the passage. Do you agree or disagree? Give reasons to defend your ideas.)
first. Children back then saw nature as their playground. (Children used to see nature as their playground.)
2. Playing games in groups made it easier and faster for children to make friends. (Group games make it easy and quick for children to make friends.)
3. Childhood bonds were stronger as they grew up playing together. (Childhood bonds are stronger when playing together into adulthood.)
Guide to answer
first. I totally agree with that because those days we didn’t have any Internet and modern toys. We all together played on the roads or on the green fields or by the river and we created our own games or used traditional games to play together.
2. It is completely true also because we have to learn how to play together and share toys. Every new game brings them new friends.
3. I can’t get drunk. No the reason is that we spend quite a long time playing and studying together from childhood to adulthood. Therefore, our bonds seem stronger and deeper.
1. I totally agree with that because in those days we didn’t have internet and modern toys. We all played together on the roads or in the green fields or by the river and we created our own games or used traditional games to play together.
2. The same is true because we have to learn to play together and share toys. Each new game brings them new friends.
3. I can’t deny this. The reason is that we spend quite a lot of time playing and learning together from childhood to adulthood. As a result, our bond seems stronger and deeper.
Listen to Nguyen’s presentation about a natural wonder in Viet Nam and decide if the sentences are true (T) or false (F). (Listen to Nguyen’s presentation about natural wonders in Vietnam and decide which sentences are true(T) and which are false(F) )
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first. People only visit Moc Chau in the spring.
2. The beauty of Moc Chau is unlike anywhere else in Vietnam.
3. Visitors eat local dishes because they like the way they smell.
4. Visitors to a small village love homemade corn wine.
5. The hospitality of the locals is a tourist attraction.
6. It is very difficult to get to Moc Chau because it is far and high.
Guide to answer
1.F 2.T 3.F 4.T 5.T 6.F
Moc Chau has recently become a popular tourist attraction that draws travelers throughout the year. People are attracted to this lovely town to admire its endless hills. The picturesque scenery here is unlike anything else in Vietnam. Many places remain untouched by people. Apart from its fabulous scenery, Moc Chau is also famous for its local dishes, which are new to outsiders. People usually try them out of curiosity and end up falling in love with their amazing taste. Another attraction of this small own is its honest and friendly people. Visiting small villages in Moc Chau, tourists are welcomed into the locals’ homes and treated with homemade corn wine. The warm and open hospitality of the people here has made it a delightful experience for domestic as well as international visitors.
Located on 187 kilometers from Ha Noi, Moc Chau can easily be reached by both private and public transport.
Moc Chau has recently become a popular tourist attraction over the years. People are drawn to this beautiful town to admire its endless hills. The picturesque landscape here is unlike anything else in Vietnam. Many places remain untouched by humans. In addition to the wonderful scenery, Moc Chau is also famous for local dishes, new dishes for outsiders. People often try them out of curiosity and eventually fall in love with their great taste. The difference of this small town is the sincere and friendly people. Visiting the small villages in Moc Chau, visitors are welcome to enter the homes of the locals and enjoy homemade corn wine. The warm and open hospitality of the people here has made it an enjoyable experience for domestic as well as international visitors.
Located 187 km from Hanoi, Moc Chau is easily accessible by both public and private transport.
Based on the notes below, write a short paragraph about a traditional home in the countryside of Viet Nam in the past. In your writing, you can include all or some of the ideas below. (Based on the following notes to write a short paragraph about a traditional house in the countryside of Vietnam in the past. You can use the following suggestions)
• Housing: three-room house and two-door house
+ Well-off houses: made of wood, bricks and tiles
+ poorer: made of bamboo, earth, and straw
• family structure: many generations
• man: financial holder / head of the family
• food and drink: mainly home-made and home-made products
• marriage: arranged by parents
You can start writing with :
A traditional family in Vietnam: …
Guide to answer
A traditional home in Vietnam has two wings and three rooms. The house was usually made of wood or bricks and tiles if owner is well-off. The poor built their houses with bamboo, earth and straw. Most of them live in extended family where man is head of the household. Food and drinks were mainly home-grown and home-made so they were all very healthy. Their marriages were usually arranged by parents.
A traditional house in Vietnam has two wings and three rooms. The house is usually made of wood or brick and brick if the owner is well off. The poor build their houses out of bamboo, earth and straw. Most of them live in extended families where the man is the head of the household. Food and drinks are mostly home grown and home made so it’s all very healthy. Their marriage is usually arranged by their parents.
5. Practice Task 1
Choose the best option to complete the sentence.
Question 1: Trang An Landscape Complex is renowned for its diverse ecosystem, unique natural beauty and ……. characteristics.
A.geology B.geological C.environmental D.ecological
Question 2: A ……….. is a building or place that has been made stronger and protected against attack.
A. citadel B. structure C. fortress D. tower
Question 3: What ……….. should we take to reduce pollution?
A. measures B. plans C. methods D. activities
Question 4: The Ho Dynasty Citadel has a palace …………. with marble roads that connect each palace.
A.area B.setting C.complex D.building
6. Practice Task 2
Choose the word or phrase among A, B, C or D that best fits the blank space in the following passage.
But a biogas system can (5)………all of these problems! It can turn animal or plant waste (6)…….valuable resources – such as cooking fuel, electricity and plant fertilizer. First, an expert must build a system of pipes and tanks. This biogas system contains and manages the decaying process of animal or plant waste. To use the biogas system, a fanner must move animal waste into a pipe with water. These bring pipes the waste to a tank (7)……..in the ground. This tank is called a bio-digester. Air cannot enter this tank. In this contained environment, natural bacteria decays the waste material. (8)……..the waste decays in the bio-digester, it (9)…….two things – biogas and slurry. The biogas rises to the top of the tank. The pressure from the gas pushes the liquid slurry into (10)……. Now people can use both the biogas and the slurry.
Question 5: A.match B.deal C.solve D.delete
Question 6: A.to B.in C.at D.into
Question 7: A.bury B.burying C.being buried D.buried
Question 8: A.Because B.As C.Although D.Moreover
Question 9: A.gets B.brings C.produces D.makes
Question 10: A.the tank B.another tank C.the same tank D.no tank
At the end of the lesson, students should practice the following skills:
– Practice reading and answering questions
– Speaking practice: give opinions and defend your opinions
– Practice listening and choose the correct answer about the natural wonder in Vietnam
– Practice writing about a traditional house in the old Vietnamese countryside
– Memorize the words:
- absence /ˈæbsəns/ absent
- explore /ɪkˈsplɔː(r)/ explore
- bond /bɒnd/ bond
- home-made /həʊm/- /meɪd/ home-made
- hospitality /ˌhɒspɪˈtæləti/ hospitality