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Test yourself 1 (5, 6, 7, 8)

Bài 5 Complete the text with the correct form of the words in the box.

(Hoàn thành văn bản với hình thức đúng của các từ trong hộp.)

custom celebrate locate globe history

The Times Square countdown is a popular New Year (1)________ in New York. On New Year’s Eve, people come together in Times Square, the most famous tourist attraction in the world, to bring in the New Year. This is a very special time as spectators from all ethnic groups in the multicultural city of New York unite as a community. At 11.59 p.m. the ball (2) ________ on the roof of One Times Square starts to descend. It is a (3)________ for people to count down to zero, which is also the moment when the ball rests, and shout out ‘Happy New Year’.

This event has a long (4)_____________ as the ball has been lowered every year since 1907. The Times Square Ball Drop has established itself not just as an annual celebration, but has become a (5) ________ tradition.

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Key

1. Celebration 2. located 3. custom 4. history 5. global

Bài 6. Listen to a talk about the disadvantages of green living and choose the correct answer A, B, C or D.

(Lắng nghe cuộc nói chuyện về những nhược điểm của cuộc sống xanh và chọn câu trả lời đúng A, B, C hoặc D.)

1. What is the most important drawback of green living?

A. Time.

B. Cost.

C. Limitation of options.

D. Environmental impacts.

2. Which of the following does the writer NOT think is a reason for green living to be time-consuming?

A. Most people are not professional farmers.

B. Organic food takes longer to produce.

C. Green products are costly so it takes time to pay off the investment.

D. People have low budgets for producing their own food.

3. How long does it take for an organic cabbage to grow?

A. One month.

B. Two months.

C. Three months.

D. Four months.

4. What are the three limitations in options mentioned in the talk?

A. Colours, materials, and fabrics

B. Colours, price range, and resources

C. Materials, markets, and fabrics

D. Markets, manufacturers, and price range

5. Why does the lecturer think that people should still adopt green lifestyles despite the disadvantages?

A. Because there is no other choice.

B. Because there are considerable financial benefits.

C. Because people’s health and the environment will benefit.

D. Because the drawbacks are not considerable.

Key

1. B 2.D 3. D 4. A 5.C

Audio script:

Good morning, everybody!

Today, I’ll continue my talk about green lifestyles. While green living has surely brought numerous benefits to both people and the environment, there are also some disadvantages including: time, limited options and, most importantly, cost.

While many practices related to going green are designed to save money, green living can be quite expensive. For example, energy efficient appliances are designed to use less electricity, but they often come with a high price tag. Secondly, time can also be a big problem. Nowadays, more and more people are trying to adopt budget-friendly ways to have a green lifestyle. However, they still have to face the fact that growing their own food takes time as they are not professional farmers. For instance, if you want to grow an organic cabbage, you will have to spend on average one month more than the three months’ time spent on a conventional cabbage. For those reasons, green products are usually more expensive and the investors need to wait longer to get their investment back.

The limitation of options can also be an obstacle. Although today there are more opportunities for manufacturers to go green and compete in a free market, for example, there are still not enough green alternatives for this. There are limitations in colours, materials, and fabrics.

However, I strongly believe that there is no reason why we should not join the green movement. Though there are some limitations, the benefits to people’s health and the environment will be much more considerable.

Bài 7. The chart shows the number of Internet and mobile device users from 2005 to 2014. Study the chart and write a paragraph of 150-200 words describing it.

(Biểu đồ cho thấy số lượng người sử dụng Internet và các thiết bị di động từ năm 2005 đến năm 2014. Nghiên cứu biểu đồ và viết một đoạn văn khoảng 150-200 từ miêu tả nó.)

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Key

The line graph compares the number of Internet users with mobile device users during a period of nine years from 2005 to 2014.

As can be seen, the number of Internet users has been rising gradually from 2005. Starting from about 1,000 million users in 2005, the number of people using the Internet increased to just over 1,750 millions in 2009. Since then, the figure has risen at a faster and more stable pace, and as a result, the Internet now has some 2.9 billion users.

Similarly, the number of mobile device users has experienced a steep and constant upward trend for nine years. In the one-year period from 2005 to 2006, the figure remained at relatively the same level. However, over the next four years, the number of people who used mobile phones went up steadily from several millions to 800 millions in 2010. Since then, there has been a considerable growth in the number of users. The number of mobile device users today (in 2014) has reached 2.3 billion.

In conclusion, over the past nine years, both Internet and mobile device usage has increased. However, the substantial rise in the number of mobile device users shows that mobile devices are becoming more and more important.

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