I. Listen to a short speech about “Lim Festival” and decide if the following statements are true (T) or false (F).
Question 1. “Quan ho”singing had been recognized by UNESCO by 2010. _________
Question 2. People will enjoy singing, dancing and games after the main day of the festival. _________
Question 3. Male and female singer don’t sing together. _________
Question 4. Pot beating is one of the traditional games in the festival. _________
Question 5. Coming to Lim festival, people can learn more about Mekong Delta region. _________
II. Listen to a short speech about “Culture” and fill in the numbered blanks with NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS.
I’m really interested in the culture of other countries. I don’t know why, but I always think other cultures are (6) than my own culture. Every time I travel, I learn wonderful, strange, amazing and interesting things about other cultures. One of the (7) I had was when I went to the USA as a child. I’m English so I thought Americans had the (8) me. When I went to America I understood Americans and Brits are very different people. (9) the culture of other people is very important. It helps us all to (10). If everyone really tried to learn about other cultures, the world would be a more peaceful place. The world is becoming smaller, so I think this is happening.
B - PRONUNCIATION
I. Find the word which has a different sound in the underlined part.
Question 11.A. roughB. enoughC. laughD. though
Question 12.A. design B. basic C. physical D. preserve
II. Choose the word which is stressed differently from the rest.
Question 13.A. television B. reflection C. ceremony D. technical
Question 14. A. dessert B. worship C. ancient D. picture
C - GRAMMAR
I. Choose the best answer (A, B, C or D).
Question 15. Can you do it _________? I cannot follow you.
A. slow B. more slowly C. more quickly D. quickly
Question 16. The Thai hold many festivals and _________ with alternating songs every year.
A. costumes B. religions C. ceremonies D. ancestors
Question 17. The Lao are one of _________ many Thai – speaking peoples.
A. the B. a C. an D. x
Question 18. I am a city boy, but I really like _________ the cattle at the pasture.
A. flying B. caring C. herding D. harding
Question 19. We really like that festival; _________, we can’t arrange time to join it.
A. but B. however C. although D. otherwise
Question 20. This information is outdated. You _________ search for the most updated information.
A. must B. mustn’t C. should D. shouldn’t
Question 21. When the respresentative _________ a speech for the opening ceremony, it _________ to rain.
A. made – started
B. was making – started
C. made – was starting
D. was making – was starting
II. Find one mistake in each sentence and correct.
Question 22. There were(A)a lot more(B) people joining(C) the festival than I had thought at firstly(D).
Question 23. I love the countryside life although(A) it was(B)the most(C) colourful part(D) of my childhood.
Question 24. You needn’t(A) watch TV a lot(B) at night because(C) it will make you feel very tired(D).
Question 25. When we turned(A) 16 years, our parents started(B) to allow(C) us going out(D) at night until 10.
D - READING
I. Read the passage and answer the questions.
Vietnam is a multi – nationality country with 54 ethnic groups. The Viet (Kinh) people account for 87% of the country’s population and mainly inhabit the Red River delta, the central coastal delta, the Mekong delta and major cities. The other 53 ethnic minority groups, totaling over 8 million people, are scattered over mountain areas (covering two – thirds of the country’s territory) spreading from the North to the South.
Among ethnic minorities, the most populated are Tay, Thai, Muong, Hoa, Khmer, Nung… with a population of around 1 million each, while the least populated are Brau, Roman, Odu with several hundred people each.
A number of ethnic minorities had mastered some farming techniques. They grew rice plants in swamped paddy fields and carried out irrigation. Others went hunting, fishing, collecting and lived a semi-nomadic life. Each group has its own culture, diverse and special. Beliefs and religions of the Vietnamese ethnic minority groups were also disparate from each other.
Question 26. Why Vietnam is a multi-nationality country?
A. Because there are 54 nationalities in Vietnam.
B. Because the Kinh is the most major ethnic group in Vietnam.
C. Because there are many people in Vietnam.
D. Because there are 54 peoples in Vietnam.
Question 27. Who is the most populated people in Vietnam?
A. The Kinh B. The Thai C.The Tay D. The Khmer
Question 28. Where do ethnic minority groups mainly live?
A. In lowland areas B. In major cities C. In mountainous D. In the Mekong delta
Question 29. Which of the following statements is true of minor ethnic peoples?
A. They account for 87% of the country’s population.
B. Many were good at farming methods.
C. The least populated are Tay, Thai, Muong, Hoa, Khmer.
D. All groups have the same culture.
Question 30. Which of the following statements is NOT true?
A. The lease populated are Brau, Roman, Odu.
B. The (Kinh) people mainly inhabit the Red River delta, the central coastal delta, the Mekong delta and major cities.
C. Beliefs and religions of the Vietnames ethnic minority groups were the same.
D. Some minor groups went hunting, fishing, collecting and livesa semi-nomadic life.
II. Read the passage and choose A, B, C or D to complete each blank.
The British generally (31) _________ a lot of attention to good table manners. Even young children are expected to eat properly with knife and fork. We eat most of our food with (32) _________. The foods we do not eat with a knife, fork or spoon include sandwiches, crisps, corn on the cob, (33) _________ fruit.
If you cannot eat a certain type of food or have some special needs, tell your host several days before the dinner party. If you are a guest, it is polite to wait until your host starts eating or indicates you (34) _________ do so. It shows consideration. Always chew and swallow all the food in your mouth (35) _________ taking more or taking a drink. Always say thank you when served something. It shows appreciation.
Question 31.A. pass B. keep C. have D. pay
Question 32.A. cutlery B. knight C. filmstrip D. tip
Question 33. A. nor B. and C. but D. so
Question 34.A. ought B. must C. should D. have
Question 35.A. after B. before C. until D. till
E - WRIITNG
Make complete sentences based on the given words.
Question 36. It / be / traditional / Vietnamese people / be / modest / and / boasting / be / often / criticize.