Đề thi học kì 2 lớp 8 môn Anh – THCS Minh Đức. London is Britain’s biggest city. It is the city of historic buildings and churches, and it has many beautiful parks.
I. LISTENING : Listen to the tape and write True or False : (1pt) Listen – Unit 13 – Track 39
|1. Mr. Robinson had to go to the flower market to buy some candy.||1. FALSE|
|2. Mrs. Nga knows how to make spring rolls.||2. TRUE|
|3. Liz will help her mom buy some candy and a packet of dried watermelon seeds for Tet.||3. TRUE|
|4. Mr. Robinson will decorate their house with only marigolds.||4. FALSE|
II. USE OF ENGLISH : Only Write A,B,C, or D which best completes the sentences : (2pts)
|1. Angkor Wat is the largest _________ in the world.||1. D|
|A. pyramid||B. city||C. statue||D. temple|
|2. Millions of Christmas cards __________ every year.||2. C|
|A. send||B. sent||C. are sent||D. are sending|
|3. When the mailman came, my family _________.||3. C|
|A. sleeps||B. is sleeping||C. was sleeping||D. slept|
|4. She asked me if I _________ the homework then.||4. A|
|A. was doing||B. do||C. did||D. is done|
|5. I have a special_____________ for the children.||5. C|
|A. surprising||B. surprised||C. surprise||D. surprisingly|
|6. Angkor Wat should really be known _________ a wonder.||6. B|
|A. at||B. as||C. for||D. of|
|7. Buddhism is one of the popular _________ in the world.||7. B|
|A. religion||B. religions||C. religious||D. religiously|
|8. Would you mind if I smoked here?||8. C|
|A. That’s not possible||B. I’m sorry, I can’t||C. I’d rather you didn’t||D. No, you can’t|
III. Supply the correct form of Words in parentheses : (1,5pts)
|1. ___________, he was ill on the day of the pop festival. (fortunate)||1. UNFORTUNATELY|
|2. She looked _______ in her wedding dress. (magnificence)||2. MAGNIFICENT|
|3. It is a contest in which _______ have to make a fire. (participate)||3. PARTICIPANTS|
|4. They have a ________ time in Hawaii. (wonder)||4. WONDERFUL|
|5. Angkor Wat was _________ built for Hindu God. (origin)||5. ORIGINALLY|
|6. She ________ the rules of the game this morning. (explanation)||6. EXPLAINED|
IV. Choose the words or phrases that are not correct in standard English : (0,5pt)
V. Reading Comprehension : (2pts)
Read the passage, and decide whether the statements that follow are True or False : (0,75pts)
London is Britain’s biggest city. It is the city of historic buildings and churches, and it has many beautiful parks. It also has some of the best museums in the world. London is very crowded in summer. It is a popular city with foreign tourists and has more than eight million visitors a year. The city is famous for its shopping and department stores. London has an excellent underground railway system, so it is easy for tourists to get around.
|1. None of the cities in Britain is larger than London.||1. TRUE|
|2. Foreign tourists like visiting London.||2. TRUE|
|3. It’s not easy for tourists to travel around London.||3. FALSE|
Choose the word or phrase that best fits the blank space in the following passage : (1,25pts)
An increasing number of people are now going on (1) ____ to Egypt. Last year, for example, about one and a half million tourists visited this country. The population of Egypt is about fifty million and the (2) ____ is Cairo, a busy city of just under nine million people. Although the weather is hot and dry and most of the country is desert, the average temperature from October to March is not too high. The most (3) ___ sights are the pyramids at Giza. However, it is also pleasant to visit Alexandria, Port Said and several other places and do as much (4)____ as possible in the time available. A trip to Luxor is an unforgettable experience. It is not difficult to go there because there are frequent (5) ____ there from Cairo.
|1. A. holiday||B. visit||C. excursion||D. trip||1. A|
|2. A. head||B. principal||C. capital||D. state||2. C|
|3. A. requested||B. known||C. excited||D. famous||3. D|
|4. A. joining||B. sightseeing||C. looking||D. thinking||4. B|
|5. A. flights||B. travels||C. journeys||D. voyages||5. A|
VI. Rewrite the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence : (2pts)
1. “Is the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco?” Hoa said to Tim.
=> Hoa asked Tim IF THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE WAS IN SAN FRANCISCO.
2. They built this house over 50 years ago.
=> This house WAS BUILT OVER 50 YEARS AGO.
3. Vietnam is a country which exports a lot of rice.
=> Vietnam is a RICE – EXPORTING COUNTRY.
4. Do you know the woman? The woman is talking to Tom.
=> Do you KNOW THE MAN TALKING TO TOM?
VII. Rearrange the words to make complete sentences : (1pt)
1. They/ carry had/ a/ porter/ luggage/ their/./
=> THEY HAD A PORTER CARRY THEIR LUGGAGE.
2. They/ 20 questions/ playing/ game/ suggested/ called/ a
=> THEY SUGGESTED PLAYING A GAME CALLED 20 QUESTIONS.