An old couple living in the (1) _____ countryside was lonely because they had no children. As the old lady was washing their clothes by the river, a (2) ______peach came (3) _____ down the stream. She brought him to her husband and when they prepared to cut it (4) _____, a baby boy screamed from inside the peach. They raised him as their (5) _____.
At age fifteen, he left to conquer the evil ogres at Ogre Island. His father gave him a (6) ____ and armor and his mother gave him dumplings, Along the way, he met a dog, a (7) ____, and a pheasant; he gave each a dumpling and they joined him to (8) _____ the ogres. The Pheasant pecked at their eyes, the monkey clawed them and the dog bit them. The ogres succumbed to Momotaro and gave up their treasures. Momotaro (9) ______ home, his family became (10) _____ and the ogres did not seem to cause them any more harm.
Question 1. ________
Question 2. ________
Question 3. ________
Question 4. ________
III. Choose the word which has the underlined part pronounced differently from the rest.
A. manner B. palm
C. pass D. sharp
A. customsB. traditions
C. opinionsD. forks
A. usedB. passed
C. visitedD. talked
IV. Choose the word which is stressed differently from the rest.
A. accept B. offspring
C. oblige D. belonging
A. clockwise B. filmstrip
C. reflect D. hostess
A. tradition B. manner
C. sociable D.upwards
V. Choose A, B, C or D that best completes each sentence.
Question 17. There are plenty of potatoes in the fridge. You ________ buy any.
A. needn’t B.mustn’t
C. may not D. shouldn’t
Question 18. We are in the hospital. You ________ smoke here.
A. needn’t B. mustn’t
C. may not D. don’t have to
Question 19. He doesn’t mind ________ the window for his father.
A. opened B. to open
C. opening D. open
Question 20.I ________ to go out in the rain even if I have an umbrella.
A. detest B. hate
C. mind D. adore
Question 21.Karen loves ________ with her sister.
A. to play B. to playing
C.play D. played
Question 22. Tom’s house is ________ than Jerry’s.
A. more high B. higher
C. more higher D. highest
Question 23. Sooner or ________, your parents will know it.
A. later B. late
C. soon D. soonest
Question24.Can you speak a little ________? I can’t hear it clearly.
A. more clearer B. more clear
C.slowlier D. more slowly
Question25.Anna: ________ is this book?
Elsa: It’s mine.
A. Who B. Whose
C. When D. That
Question 26. Tom: ________going out for dinner?
Jerry: It’s a good idea.
A. What to B. What
C. How D. How about
Question27.A man in ________ police uniform came across the street.
A. the B. an
C. a D. x
Question 28. Tom passed the exam! It is such ________ good news.
A. x B. an
C. a D. the
Question29.There are 54 ________ in Viet Nam.
A.personalities B. persons
C. people D. peoples
Question30.They are all ________ engineers. Every customer is satisfied with their working styles.
A. disturbing B. bad
C. delicious D. experienced
VI. Read the passage and answer the questions.
Music serves as the motivation to work out harder. It is also shown that listening to those top workout tracks can increase endurance during a tough exercise session. USA Today explains this works partly through the power of distraction: When we’re focusing on a favorite album, we may not notice that we just ran an extra mile.
If you are feeling down or depressed, music can be a perfect cure. Studies show that music helps put people in a better mood and gets them in touch with their feelings. Study participants rated “arousal and mood regulation” and “self-awareness” as the two most important benefits of listening to music.
Whether you realized it or not, listening to your favorite songs while walking to class, coming from work, or right before bed provides your mind and body with much more than the enjoyment of the songs; it also has several health benefits to go along with it. So keep on listening! Music is a vital part of human life.