Tiếng Anh lớp 9 - Unit 1 - D. Reading

7/22/2021 4:22:27 PM

Choose the correct answer to complete Mi's email to her new friend, Elisa.

Dear Elisa,

Thanks very much for your email. It was fun to read about the places you find interesting. I like going to museums in my free time. There are several museums in my city, but I like the Museum of Fine Arts the most. I love art, so I have free time, I go to this museum. There's a great mix art from across the eras including some really impressive modern Vietnamese paintings. What I especially like about the museum is that of its galleries have an introduction in Vietnamese, English, and French. It that I can learn lots of English while enjoying the artworks. Another place of interest that I love is the park. It’s near my house, so l go there almost every day. Sometimes I go for a walk around the park with my mother. Sometimes I choose a beautiful place in it to sit and draw some sketches. And sometimes I just sit a bench, doing nothing, just watching people passing by. It’s really relaxing.

I hope someday I'll have a(n) to visit your National Portrait Gallery and Hyde Park.

Until the next email,


Drag to complete each sentence with a word/phrase from the items given.

We went to Doi Tam, a village for its drums making techniques, in Ha Nam Province last month. The craft was first to the village sometime in the 8th or 9th century. Today there are than six hundred drum makers living in Doi Tam village.

I was to see big drums in front of every house in the village. People say that it four workers three days to make a drum with a diameter of 1.5 metres. To make a drum, the craftsmen have to an eight-stage process. Stretching the drumhead is the most challenging stage they have to carefully assess the sound it makes. The other steps do not require such high skills.

Nowadays, Doi Tam drums are not only famous in Viet Nam but are also to other countries such as Laos, Cambodia, Japan, and the USA.

Match the words with their definitions.

  • willow
  • commercially
  • numerous
  • significant
  • innovative
  • charcoal

Read a passage about the Somerset Levels and do the following exercises.

Last year I visited the Somerset Levels, a coastal plain and wetland area in Somerset, South West England. This area is home to one of Somerset's oldest traditional crafts - willow basket making. Basket-making began in the area a long time ago. At the beginning of the 19th century, more than three thousand acres of willow trees were planted commercially there because the area provided an excellent natural habitat for their cultivation.

I'd seen willow baskets before I visited the Levels, but I was still amazed at the variety of products made by the basket makers there. They make lobster pots, bread trays, and even passenger baskets for hot air balloons.

Although the arrival of plastics in the 1950s caused the basket-making industry to decline, willow growing and basket making have continued to play a significant role in Somerset's rural economy. Willow growers and basket makers have dealt with this challenge by finding new markets and innovative ways of using willow. They make willow charcoal for artists, and bower seats for gardens. Some even weave willow coffins. Therefore, people here can still live on the craft that their great-grandparents passed down to them.

Decide whether the following sentence is True or False.

Willow basket making is the oldest traditional craft in Somerset.

Decide whether the following sentence is True or False.

Willows can grow well in the area because of its favorable natural conditions.

Decide whether the following sentence is True or False.

The presence of plastic products did not affect the growth of the basket-making industry in the area in the 1950s.

Decide whether the following sentence is True or False.

Basket-making does not play an important role in the area now.

Decide whether the following sentence is True or False.

Willow growers and basket makers have found new ways to promote their industry.

Decide whether the following sentence is True or False.

Basket-makers can live on their craft nowadays.

Complete the sentences with words from the text.

1. The Somerset Levels are in South West .

2. More than of willows were planted commercially there at the beginning of the 19th century.

3. The author was when he visited the place by the numerous products created by the basket makers.

4. Charcoal for artists, bower seats for gardens, lobster pots, balloon baskets, or willow coffins are ways of using willow.

5. Basket-making down through generations.