Đề thi giữa học kì I Tiếng anh Lớp 9 - Đề 3 - Năm học 2020-2021 - Trường THCS Long Biên

Read the following passage and answer each of the questions from 6 to 10 on your answer sheet.

Unlike life in the countryside which is often considered to be simple and traditional, life in the city is modern and complicated. People, from different regions, move to the cities in the hope of having a better life for them and their children. The inhabitants in city work as secretaries, businessmen, teachers, government workers, factory workers and even street vendors or construction workers.

The high cost of living requires city dwellers, especially someone with low income, to work harder or to take a part-time job. For many people, an ordinary day starts as usual by getting up in the early morning to do exercise in public parks, preparing for a full day of working and studying, then travelling along crowed boulevards or narrow streets filled with motor scooters and returning home after a busy day. They usually live in large houses, or high-rise apartment blocks or even in a small rental room equipped with modern facilities, like the Internet, telephone, television, and so on. Industrialization and modernization as well as global integration have big impact on lifestyle in the cities. The most noticeable impact is the Western style of clothes. The "ao dai” - Vietnamese traditional clothes big are no longer regularly worn in Vietnamese women's daily life. Instead, jeans, T-shirts and fashionable clothes are widely preferred.

Question 6: The most important reason why people move to the city is that .

A. to take part-time job B. to look for a better life

C. to have busy day D. to look for a complicated life

 

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LONG BIEN DISTRICT DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND TRAINING LONG BIEN SECONDARY SCHOOL Full name: ............................................... Class: 9..................................................... MID – 1st TERM WRITTEN TEST ENGLISH 9 School year: 2020 - 2021 Time allowed: 45 minutes Period: 29 Code MWT9 - 03 Mark Teacher’s comment PART 1: READING. Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word or phrase that best fits each of the numbered blanks from 1 to 5. Puberty is the time when your body grows from a child's to an adult's. You will know that you are going through puberty by the way that your body changes. If you are a boy, your shoulders will (1) and your body will become more muscular. These changes are caused by the hormones that your body begins producing in much larger amounts (2) before. Puberty (3) over a number of years, and the age at which it starts and ends varies widely. It generally begins somewhere between the ages of 7 and 13 for girls, and somewhere between the ages of 9 and 15 for boys, although it can be earlier or later for some range in age is normal. Sometimes, however, people pass this normal age range for puberty (4) showing any signs of body changes. This is (5) delayed puberty. Question 1: A. increase B. spread C. widen D. expand Question 2: A. than B. more than C. as D. as well as Question 3: A. exists B. occurs C. survives D. begins Question 4: A. avoiding B. without C. refusing D. with Question 5: A. called B. having called C. call D. being called Read the following passage and answer each of the questions from 6 to 10 on your answer sheet. Unlike life in the countryside which is often considered to be simple and traditional, life in the city is modern and complicated. People, from different regions, move to the cities in the hope of having a better life for them and their children. The inhabitants in city work as secretaries, businessmen, teachers, government workers, factory workers and even street vendors or construction workers. The high cost of living requires city dwellers, especially someone with low income, to work harder or to take a part-time job. For many people, an ordinary day starts as usual by getting up in the early morning to do exercise in public parks, preparing for a full day of working and studying, then travelling along crowed boulevards or narrow streets filled with motor scooters and returning home after a busy day. They usually live in large houses, or high-rise apartment blocks or even in a small rental room equipped with modern facilities, like the Internet, telephone, television, and so on. Industrialization and modernization as well as global integration have big impact on lifestyle in the cities. The most noticeable impact is the Western style of clothes. The "ao dai” - Vietnamese traditional clothes big are no longer regularly worn in Vietnamese women's daily life. Instead, jeans, T-shirts and fashionable clothes are widely preferred. Question 6: The most important reason why people move to the city is that . A. to take part-time job B. to look for a better life C. to have busy day D. to look for a complicated life Question 7: According to the passage, the city life can offer city dwellers all of the following things EXCEPT . A. friendly communication with neighbours B. modern facilities C. the Internet D. a variety of jobs in different fields Question 8: We can infer from the passage that . A. people do morning exercise in public parks because they have much free time B. most of the urban dwellers have low income C. there is a big gap between the rich and the poor in the city D. people leave the countryside because life there is simple Question 9: Industrialization and modernization may lead to . A. the disappearance of Western-styled clothes B. global integration C. the fact that women no longer wear ao dai D. some changes in lifestyles Question 10: The word "impact" in paragraph 2 is closest in meaning to . A. action B. effect C. force D. situation PART 2: LISTENING. Listen to a telephone conversation between two friends about their trip to a craft village. Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following blanks. You will listen TWICE. A trip to Chuong Village Location: Phương Trung Commune, Thanh Trì (11) ______ Distance: (12) ______ kilometres from Ha Noi centre. Activities: learning to make (13) ______; going around the village. Means of transport: by (14) ______ Date: (15) ______, Sunday Question 11: A. District B. village C. street D. town Question 12: A. 30 B. 33 C. 13 D. 300 Question 13: A. pottery B. drum C. conical hat D. lantern Question 14: A. bus B. car C. bike D. motorbike Question 15: A.7 a.m B. 17 p.m C. 7.30 a.m D. 7 p.m PART 3: LANGUAGE FOCUS. Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in pronunciation in each of the following questions. Question 16 : A. succeeds B. plants C. prevents D. coughs Question 17: A. feature B. culture C. tradition D. statue Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word that differs from the other three in the position of primary stress in each of the following questions. Question 18: A. remind B. embroider C. preserve D. craftsman Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions. Question 19: I’m thinking with pleasure about the weekend! A. looking forward B. looking forward to C. looking D. looking up Question 20: You’ve been a bit tense lately so you need to have a break. A. happy B. delighted C. confident D. stressed Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions. Question 21: Anna went to Hue city _________she could take some beautiful photos. A. so that B. while C. when D. though Question 22: She has failed her driving test for three times. She feels A. delighted B. tired C. stressed D. calm Question 23: “You look nice today. I like your new hairstyle.” - “ ” A. It’s nice of you to say so. B. Shall I? Thanks. C. Oh, Well done. D. I feel interesting to hear that. Question 24: Her voice is than her sister’s. A. beautiful B. more beautiful C. beautifully D. more beautifully Question 25: I know some interesting tourist _____________in the city that you would love to visit. A. sculptures B. villages C. handicrafts D. attractions Question 26: _____________the bad weather, they went on a trip to Cuc Phuong National Park. A. Because B. Despite of C. In spite of D. Although Question 27: Ba said he some good marks the semester before. A. gets B. got C. had gotten D. have got Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions. Question 28: You must know when to giving sincere advice to your friends. A B C D Question 29: His son can read fast than other members in his group. A B C D Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions. Question 30: My father has stopped smoking for nearly two months. A. got up B. gone up C. continue D. taken up PART 4: WRITING. Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the following questions. Question 31: I strongly disapproved of your behavior. However, I will help you this time. A. Despite of my strong disapproval of your behavior, I will help you this time. B. Because of your behavior, I will help you this time. C. Although I strongly disapproved of your behavior, but I will help you this time. D. Despite my strong disapproval of your behavior, I will help you this time. Question 32: “How long have you been in this job?” she asked him. A. She asked him how long he has been in that job. B. She asked him how long has he been in that job. C. She asked him how long he had been in that job. D. She asked him how long had he been in that job. Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the following questions. Question 33: No girl in our class is more beautiful than Hoa. Hoa is the... Question 34: Living in the city is interesting. It Question 35: Phong said, “My parents are very proud of my good marks”. Phong said that ..... Question 36: Because the rain was so heavy, I couldn't go to school. Because of .. Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first in each question. Use the words in brackets. Question 37: The foreign tourists don’t know well about Vietnamese culture. They enjoy Vietnamese festivals very much. (although) ... Question 38: They can’t decide what they should do in this situation. (to) They can’t decide Question 39: Hoa was born in Doc So craft village. She knows the process of making pottery. (because) Question 40: You should use a dictionary to check the meaning of new words. (look) -----------------THE END-----------------

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