Unit 3 Teen stress and pressure-Bài tập nâng cao Tiếng Anh 9 Chương Trình Mới

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Unit 3 : Teen stress and pressure



Teen stress and pressure


Stress on the verb be in sentences


– Review: Reported speech

– Questions words before to-infinitive


Changes in adolescence


– Reading and talking about teen stress and pressure, and how to cope with them

– Listening about the work of an advice columnist

– Writing short notes to ask for advice and give advice


I. Choose a word in eacfe line that has different stress pattern

1. A. medicine

B. graduate

C. Confident

D. encourage

2. A. expect

B. depress

C. manage

D. assure

3. A. cognitive

B. abandon

C. emotion

D. important

4. A. disappointed

B. preparation

C. adolescence

D. communicate

5. A. pressure

B. convince

C. frindship

D. guidance

II. Complete the sentences with the words from the box. Use each word once only.

angry bored confident confused delighted

disappointed embarrassed frustrated tired worried

1.I feel so______ . I don’t have anything to do.

2. Jane is_______ because she doesn’t know if she got an F or an A in her test.

3.I feel so_______ because I’ve worked all night.

4. The headmaster was very _______ with Tom because of his bad behaviour

at school.

5. Peter was __________ when he heard his song on the radio.

6. Mum is_______ because my sister hasn’t come home yet.

7. Phong is _________ that he will pass the examination.

8. Nick felt __________ when he was treated in front of some girls.

9. The students felt __________ because they couldn’t go camping.

10. Bob looks depressed and_______. He’s constantly sighing and complaining.

III. Give the correct form of the word in CAPITALS to complete each of the following sentences.

1. I think Tom and Mary have known each other since their_____. (CHILD)

2. My brother feels _______ when he’s playing the guitar. (RELAX)

3. Lan was upset because her parents _______ her. (UNDERSTAND)

4. I often suffer from______ during the wintertime. (DEPRESS)

5. Everything was _______ to me when I visited Gold Coast for the first time.(EXCITE)

6. When you grow up, you’ll feel you want more _______ and responsibility. (DEPEND)

7. We all ________ with you when we heard that you failed the driving test again. (SYMPATHY)

8. Nga’s dream is to be a ________ , but her parents want her to be a medical doctor.(MUSIC)

9. Between 11 and 13 years of age, the adolescent’s brain experiences rapid________ of nerve cells.(GROW)

10. I feel really tired after spending a ________ night studying for the exam. (SLEEP)

IV. Rewrite the following sentences using questions words + to-infinitives.

1. We don’t know where we should put the sofa.


2. The rules didn’t specify who I should speak to in case of an emergency.


3. Mai wondered how she could ride the scooter.


4. Let us decide when we should start the project.


5. Could you tell me where I can find a good hotel?


6. We must find out what we are to do next.


7. A good dictionary tells you how you should pronounce the words.


8. We are not sure who we will meet at the entrance.


9.I can’t remember when I have to turn off the oven.


10. Do you know what you should look for?


V. Turn the following statements into reported speech.

1. “Who do you talk to when you have problems?” Mary asked me.


2. “I’ll help my mum cook dinner tonight”, said Hoa.


3. “Tell your teacher what happened,” Jack advised me.


4. “My best friend hasn’t called me for one week”, said Nam.


5. “Are you at the sports centre now?” Lucia’s mother asked her.


6. “What time did you come home last night, Mark?” said Tom.


7. “Don’t go to the park when it gets dark,” said Mrs. Brown.


8. “We spoke to your parents yesterday,” said Mr. Quang to Trung.


9. “Can I meet you at 4.30 tomorrow afternoon?” Minh asked Phuong.


10. “I’m staying with my aunt and uncle in the suburbs”, said Nga.


VI. Fill each blank with a suitable word to complete the following passage.

Teenagers today live in a very competitive world. It is (1) ______ important

than ever to succeed at school if you hope to (2) _______ a chance in the job

market afterwards. It’s no wonder that many young people worry (3) _______

letting down their parents, their peers and themselves. To try to please everyone, they

take on too (4) ________ tasks until it becomes harder and harder to balance

homework assignments, parties, sports activities and friends. The result is that young people (5) ________ from stress.

There are different ways of dealing with stress. Everyone knows that caffeine,

in the (6) ________ of coffee or soft drinks, keeps you awake and alert. But

caffeine is a drug which (7) _________ become addictive. In the end, like other

drugs, caffeine only leads to more stress. There are better (8) ________ to

deal with stress: physical exercise is a good release for stress, (9) _____ it

increases certain chemicals in the brain which calm you down. You have to get enough sleep to (10)______ stress and to stay healthy and full of energy.

VII. Read the following passage and choose the best answer for each question.

What Is It Like Being a Teenager in Britain?


British teenagers spend most of their time at school. Students in Britain can leave school at sixteen (grade 11). This is also the age when most students take their first important exams, the GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education). Most teens take between 5-10 subjects, which means a lot of studying. They are spending more time on homework than teenagers ever before. Forget watching TV, teenagers in Britain now spend 2-3 hours on homework after school.

School uniform

Visit almost any school in Britain and the first thing you’ll notice is the school uniform. Although school uniform has its advantages, when they are 15 or 16 most teenagers are tired of wearing it. When there is more than one school in a town, school uniforms can highlight differences between schools. In London there are many cases of bullying and fighting between pupils from different schools.

Clothes and looks

In Britain, some teens judge you by the shirt or trainers you are wearing. 40% of British teenagers believe it’s important to wear designer labels. If you want to follow the crowd, you need to wear trendy labels. Teenage feet in Britain wear fashionable trainers and the more expensive, the better.

1. Most students in Britain take the GCSE when ____________.

A. they are 11 years old

B. they are 16 years old

C. they finish grade 10

D. they begin grade 11

2. What is the first thing you’ll notice when you visit almost any school in Britain?

A. the school logo

B. the school gate

C. the school playground

D. the school uniform

3. What do most teenagers in Britain prefer to wear?

A. trendy labels

B. expensive uniforms

C. fashionable hats

D. economical trainers

4. The word ‘highlight’ in paragraph 2 is closest in meaning to __________ .

A. confuse

B. remark

C. emphasise

D. decrease

5. According to the passage, which of the following statements is NOT true?

A. Students in Britain can take 8 subjects at the GCSE.

B. Most British teenagers spend 2-3 hours watching TV after school.

C. Most 16-year-old students in Britain don’t like school uniforms.

D. Many British teenagers judge their friends by their shirts or trainers.

VIII. Find a mistake in the four underlined parts of each sentence and correct it.


0. There isn’t two chairs in the living room.


Answer: 0. A (aren’t/ are not)

1. We have no idea who talking to when we have problems.


2. Nick asked Phong whether he had gone to Mai’s birthday party last night.


3. Lan is very depressing because her closest friend is moving to another city.


4. Their daughter said that she doesn’t want to take exams into economics universities.


5.I don’t know what to do as these instructions are extremely confused.


IX. Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it is as similar as possible in meaning to the original sentence. Use the word given and other words as necessary. Do not change the form of the given word.


0. There are five rooms in our house. HAS

Our house has five rooms.

1. “What do you think about teenagers who dye their hair?” (THOUGHT)


2. It was quite surprising for us that he passed the exam. (SURPRISED)


3. “If I were you, I would tell her the truth”, said Phong to Khoa.( ADVISED)


4. We don’t know how we should solve the problems. (TO)


5. “Have I ever met him before?” Laura said to herself. (WONDERED)


X. Look at the situations below and write the ideas in the form of advice. You should give at least 3 pieces of advice for each situation.

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How Ambitious Are You?

Are you an over-achiever? Are success and status important to you? Would you rather relax and enjoy life?

Do this quiz and find out.

1. You have just received your grade from a recent exam. Another student in your class gets a higher score than you. You are:

a) annoyed that he got a better score than you.

b) determined to start working harder.

c) happy for him/ her.

2. You and some of your classmates decide to form an English language club. You decide the club needs a leader. You:

a) nominate yourself.

b) vote for the person you think will win anyway.

c) suggest the name of someone you know would be a good leader.

3. You are offered a job that is secure, but has no prospects for promotion. You:

a) turn the job down.

b) take the job.

c) decide to take the job but only for a few months.

4. You have just received an award for your achievement in school. You:

a) tell everyone you know.

b) don’t tell anyone.

c) tell just a few close friends.

5. You would only enter a contest or competition if:

a) it was easy to enter.

b) you thought it seemed like fun.

c) you knew you would win.

6. Which of these people would you admire the most?

a) a carpenter who doesn’t like his job, but does it because he needs the money.

b) a writer who is poor but writes because he likes it.

c) a rich and successful oil tycoon.

7. You aren’t happy with your job. You would like:

a) longer weekends.

b) more money.

c) more responsibility

Score your answers at the solution part

Discuss the results with your classmates.


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