Read the passage about the train system in Viet Nam and choose the correct answer A, B, C, D for each blank.
Đọc đoạn văn sau về hệ thống tàu hỏa ở Việt Nam và chọn đáp án đúng cho mỗi chỗ trống.. D. Reading – trang 52 – Unit 6 – Sách bài tập (SBT) tiếng Anh 9 mới – Unit 6: Viet Nam: Then and Now – Việt Nam xưa và nay
1. Read the passage about the train system in Viet Nam and choose the correct answer A, B, C, D for each blank.
Đọc đoạn văn sau về hệ thống tàu hỏa ở Việt Nam và chọn đáp án đúng cho mỗi chỗ trống.
The railway system in Viet Nam was first built in 1899, when Viet Nam was still a French colony. The total (1)_______ of the railroad is over 3,000 km, with the main route being the North-South (2)____ which is 1, 726 km long. This track was considered the backbone of Indochina at the time. Now, the rail sys (3)___35 out of the 63 cities and provinces of Viet Nam.
However, the system was (4)__________ damaged by bombings during the war. In 1975, after reunification of the north and the south, the Vietnamese government decided to (5)_____ system. In the space of a year, hundreds of bridges, tunnels, and stations were restored, along with 660 km of tracks. The new and improved system was (6)_____ the Thong Nhat Express. Thanks to the rail system, travelling from north to south has become much more (7)_____ for tens of thousands of people.
In the past, in order to be able to buy train tickets, people had to wait in long lines. Now, (8)___________ can buy tickets online, or at the central station, without having to wait that long.
Key – Đáp án:
1. B 2. A 3. C 4. A 5. B
6. D 7. A 8. C
2. Read the text about the London Underground transit system, and do the tasks that follow.
Đọc đoạn văn sau về hệ thống tàu điện ngầm ở London và làm bài tập.
The London Underground, or theTube, is the popular public transportation system of London. The concept for the London Underground was first proposed in the 1830s, by a lawyer called Charles Pearson. However, not until 1863 was the first section of the Underground built, and opened to the public. On its opening day, it transported 38,000 passengers, and within the first year it had been used b> 93 rr ion passengers.
The system has been improved significantly over the past century, and now it includes twelve lines serving Greater London, operating from 5.00 am through to 1.00 am, Monday to Saturday. On Sundays, it operates a reduced service. For the passengers’ conveniencer the system is also interconnected with the overground train network which link to other parts of the country outside London.
To enable passengers to get around easiy. London Underground maps are distributed freety at afl stations. Along with a plan of the Tube system, the free maps contain useful tips for safe and efficient travelling. The map itsetf is a design classic, with the various lines indicated in different colours and dearly indicated junctions showing the stations where passengers can change between lines.
a. Match the highlighted words in the passage with the words phrases that have a similar meaning.
Nối các từ in đậm trong đoạn văn với cụm từ có nghĩa tương đương.
1. shown, or otherwise made clear
2. in a way that is important enough to have an effect on something
4. places where roads or lines join up
5. small pieces of advice about something practical
6. connected to, or with, similar things
b. Decide if the sentences are true (T) or false (F).
Các câu sau đúng hay sai.
It was first proposed by a famous London architect.
The system was opened to the public in the 18th century.
The system operates around the clock.
It is convenient to travel on the Tube, because it connects with the rail system above the ground.
London Tube maps are provide free of charge at every station.
There are twelve lines in the Undergound system.
You have to pay for tips about London Tube travelling.
Key – Đáp án:
2a. 1. indicated 2. significantly 3. proposed
4. junctions 5. tips 6. interconnected
2b. 1. F 2 F 3F 4T 5T 6T 7F
3. Read the letters by Duong and Nhi to their pen pals, and choose the best answer A, B, C, or D.
Đọc bức thư sau của Duong và Nhi và chọn đáp án đúng cho mỗi câu hỏi sau.
1. The two letters mainly discuss _______.
A Duong and Nhi’s pets
B Duong and Nhi’s hobbies
C.Duong and Nhi’s favourite sports
D. Duong and Nhi’s feelings about their recent life changes
2. All of the following are true about Duong EXCEPT .
A. he used to live in a nuclear family
B.he used to live in an extended family
C.he didn’t have enough privacy
D. he now lives in a high-rise building
3. What Duong likes most about his new apartment is_______ .
A. the convenient lift
B. a shared room, with a computer and a bookshelf
C. a private room, with his own computer and bookshelf
D. a room with a view of the city
The word ‘granted’ in Nhi’s letter is close?: meaning to .
5. The word ‘hunting’ in Nhi’s letter mostly means
6. It can be understood from Nhi’s letter that______.
A. she is unwilling to go abroad
B. the scholarship will not pay for her studies
C. her parents are worried about Nhi living abroad
D. Nhi has been accepted by a school close to home.
Key – Đáp án:
1. D 2. A 3.. C 4. D
5. C 6. C