Đề thi giữa học kì 1 Tiếng Anh Lớp 8 - Đề số 5 - Năm học 2021-2022 (Có đáp án)

I. Choose the best answer for each of the following sentences. (1pt)
1. Harvesting the rice is much ……………………. than drying the rice.
A. more harder                   B. more hardly  
       C. hardlier   D. harder
2. Look! Some children are ………………the buffaloes.
A. picking   B. Playing   
    C. Driving   D. herding
3. Among the ethnic minorities,................... Tay have the largest population.
A. a     B. An    
    C. the                       D. Ө
4. ...................... DIY brings you a lot of amazing benefits.
A. Doing   B. reading   C. Playing   D. Going
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  1. Phòng Giáo dục và Đào tạo Đề thi Giữa Học kì 1 Năm học 2021 - 2022 Bài thi môn: Tiếng Anh lớp 8 Thời gian làm bài:60 phút (không kể thời gian phát đề) (Đề số 5) PART 1: LISTENING (2.5pts) I. Listen to a conversation and match Nam's hobbies and leisure activities with different stages in his life. You will listen TWICE. .(1.25pt) Stages of life Hobbies/Leisure activities 1. childhood A. volunteering 2. primary school B. playing with toys 3. secondary school C. playing tennis 4. university D. reading comics 5. marriage E. hanging out with classmates Answer: 1 2 3 4 5 II. Listen to the passage and then complete each blank with one correct word (1.25pt) 1. Five-coloured sticky rice is important to northern region.
  2. 2. Five- coloured sticky rice has colours: red, yellow, green, purple and white. 3. It is made using natural roots and leaves. 4. Purple or black symbolises 5. Five-coloured sticky rice is usually made and enjoyed at PART 2: USE OF LANGUAGE (2.5pts) I. Choose the best answer for each of the following sentences. (1pt) 1. Harvesting the rice is much . than drying the rice. A. more harder B. more hardly C. hardlier D. harder 2. Look! Some children are the buffaloes. A. picking B. Playing C. Driving D. herding 3. Among the ethnic minorities, Tay have the largest population. A. a B. An C. the D. Ө 4. DIY brings you a lot of amazing benefits. A. Doing B. reading C. Playing D. Going 5. The 54 ethnic peoples of Viet Nam are ___, but they live peacefully.
  3. A. diverse B. similar C. unlike D. the same 6. ‘Children in my village often fly their kites in dry rice fields.’ ‘___’ A. It’s right up my street! B. That’s awesome. C. Exactly what I want. D. How interesting! 7. ___ month is the Hoa Ban Festival of the Thai people held in? A. When B. Which C. How many D. How often 8. Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the others. A. princess B. president C. present D.broccoli II- Put the correct form of the word in the blank to complete each question. (0.5pt) 1. He doesn't fancy beach volleyball because he hates sand. (play) 2. The have a very hard life. They cannot live permanently in one place. (nomadic) PART 3: READING (2.5 pts) I. Choose the word or phrase among A, B, C or D that best fits the blank space in the following passage. (1.25 pt) Nowadays, leisure activities are totally different from the past. Many people no longer enjoy (1) ___in outdoor activities after school. In stead, they(2)___playing computer games or surfing the web in their free time. Some people rely too much
  4. on computer and the Internet. For example, they prefer(3)___ messages to having a face-to-face conversation with friends. Even when people (4)___out with their friends, they rarely talk but they use their phones to surf web. However, many people dislike the Internet and the(5)___world. They hate to waste time on the computer and enjoy other activities such as reading, shopping or sporting. 1.A.participate B.to participate C. participating D. participates 2.A.fancy B.don’t mind C.dislike D.hate 3.A.send B.to send C.to sending D. sends 4.A.play B.rely C.meet D.hang 5.A.virtual B.real C.fake D.new II. Read the following passage then answer the questions (1.25 pt): Gong culture in the Central Highlands of Viet Nam has been recognized by UNESCO as a Masterpiece of the Intangible Heritage of Humanity. Gong culture covers five provinces of the Central Highlands: Kon Tum, Gia Lai, Dak Lak, Dak Nong and Lam Dong. The masters of gong culture are the ethnic groups of Bahnar, Sedang, Mnong, Coho The Gong Festival is held annually in the Central Highlands. In the festival, artists from these provinces give gong performances, highlighting the gong culture of their own province. For the ethnic groups of the Central Highlands, gongs are musical instruments of special power. It is believed
  5. that every gong is the symbol of a god who grows more powerful as the gong gets older. Therefore, gongs are associated with special occasions in people’s lives, such as the building of new houses, funerals, crop praying ceremonies The gong sound is a way to communicate with the gods. Answer the questions: 1.Where does Gong culture exist? 2.How often is the Gong Festival held? 3.What do artists do in the Gong Festival? 4.Are Gongs pieces of folk music? 5. Is the gong sound a way to communicate with the ancestors? PART 4: WRITING (2.5pts) I. Rewrite the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first one (0, 75pt) 1. My house is smaller than your house. Your house . . . . . . . 2. Jenny finds reading poetry boring. Jenny dislikes___ II. Write questions for the underlined parts. (0, 75pt)
  6. 1. Ethnic people often hold festivals in spring. ? 2. They often gather together at the communal house in special occasions. ? III. Write a passage of (120-150 words ) about the change of Vietnamese countryside or your village , hometown. (1pt). You may write it with your own ideas or answer the questions below as some clues for your passage. • Has the countryside changed positively or negatively or both of them ? • How about positive changes to the countryside ? • What about negative ones ? PART 1: LISTENING (2pts) I. Listen to a conversation and match Nam's hobbies and leisure activities with different stages in his life. You will listen TWICE. 1. B 2. D 3. E 4. A 5. C Audio script: Joan: Nam, could you tell me about your hobbies and leisure activities? Nam: No problem. When I was a very little child, I liked playing with toys. I had hundreds of toys at home. When I attended primary school, I loved reading comics. I had a very big collection of comics that I still keep until today. Joan: What about when you attended secondary school? Nam: As a teenager, I preferred socialising with friends than being on my own. So I often hung out with my classmates after school.
  7. Joan: That was a significant change! What leisure activities did you do when you became a student at university? Nam: During my student life I became interested in helping people, so I often attended volunteering activities in hospitals to help elderly people. Joan: What about now, when you have married? Nam: Oh now I don’t have time for volunteering activities. In my free time I often play tennis. I try to keep fit because health is very important for an enjoyable life. II. Listen to the passage and then complete each blank with one correct word (1pt) 1. Five-coloured sticky rice is important to northern mountainous region. 2. five- coloured sticky rice has five colours: red, yellow, green, purple and white. 3. It is made using natural roots and leaves. 4. Purple or black symbolises water 5. Five-coloured sticky rice is usually made and enjoyed at Tet Audio script: Five-coloured sticky rice is an important traditional dish of many ethnic minorities in the northern mountainous regions. People call the dish five- coloured sticky rice because it has five colours: red, yellow, green, purple and white. The things that create the colours are not chemicals but natural roots and leaves. The five colours of the dish represent five elements of life according to Vietnamese beliefs: yellow is earth, red is fire, green is plants, white is metal, and purple or black is water. People believe that these five elements create harmony between heaven and earth.
  8. Five-coloured sticky rice is usually made and enjoyed at Tet, in festivals and ceremonies, on special occasions, and whenever the family has guests. PART 2: USE OF LANGUAGE (2pts) I. Choose the best answer for each of the following sentences. (2pts) 1. Harvesting the rice is much . than drying the rice. A. more harder B. more hardly C. hardlier D. harder 2. Look! Some children are the buffaloes. A. picking B. Playing C. Driving D. herding 3. Among the ethnic minorities, Tay have the largest population. A. a B. An C. the D. Ө 4. DIY brings you a lot of amazing benefits. A. Doing B. reading C. Playing D. Going 5. The 54 ethnic peoples of Viet Nam are ___, but they live peacefully. A. diverse B. similar C. unlike D. the same 6. ‘Children in my village often fly their kites in dry rice fields.’ ‘___’ A. It’s right up my street! B. That’s awesome. C. Exactly what I want. D. How interesting!
  9. 7. ___ month is the Hoa Ban Festival of the Thai people held in? A. When B. Which C. How many D. How often 8. Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the others. A. princess B. president C. present D.broccoli II- Put the correct form of the word in the blank to complete each question. (0.5pt) 1. playing 2. nomads PART 3: READING (2,5 pts) I. Choose the word or phrase among A, B, C or D that best fits the blank space in the following passage. (1.25 pt) Nowadays, leisure activities are totally different from the past. Many people no longer enjoy (1) ___in outdoor activities after school. In stead, they(2)___playing computer games or surfing the web in their free time. Some people rely too much on computer and the Internet. For example, they prefer(3)___ messages to having a face-to-face conversation with friends. Even when people (4)___out with their friends, they rarely talk but they use their phones to surf web. However, many people dislike the Internet and the(5)___world. They hate to waste time on the computer and enjoy other activities such as reading, shopping or sporting. 1.A.participate B.to participate D. participates
  10. 2.A.fancy B.don’t mind C C. participating.dislike D.hate 3.A.send B.to send C.to sending D. sends 4.A.play B.rely C.meet D.hang 5.A.virtual B.real C.fake D.new II. Read the following passage then answer the questions (1.25 pt): 1. It exists in the Central Highlands of Viet Nam. 2.It is held once a year / annually. 3.They give gong performances, highlighting the gong culture of their own province. 4.No, they aren’t. 5.No, it isn’t. PART 4: WRITING (2.5pts) I. Rewrite the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first one (0, 75pt) 1. Your house is bigger than my house. 2. Jenny dislikes reading poetry. II. Make sentences using the cue words: (0, 75pt) 1. When do ethnic people often hold festivals? 2. Where do they often gather together in special occasions?
  11. III. Answer the questions (1pt) 1. S’ answer 2. S’ answer