Tiếng Anh lớp 9 - Unit 3 - D. Reading

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Read the following text about Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft, and do the tasks below.

Bill Gates is the co-founder of Microsoft, the world's largest PC software company. He is among the richest people in the world. Bill Gates' interest in computers started when he was a teenager. After high school, he was accepted to several top colleges in the USA: Harvard, Yale, and Princeton. He chose to go to Harvard to study law. At Harvard, he focused more on his interest in computers than on coursework. He often relaxed by playing video games in Harvard's computer lab. He left Harvard before graduating because he wanted to open a software company with his friend Paul Allen. However, he later said, "I don’t think dropping out is a good idea.’ In 2007, he received an honorary degree from Harvard. He began his speech by saying this to his father in the audience. "I have been waiting more than 30 years to say this: Dad, I always told you I'd come back and get my degree.’ Bill Gates is no longer working full-time for Microsoft. He is now, with his wife, running The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation which aims to improve healthcare, reduce poverty, and promote education around the world.

When did Bill Gates first develop his interest in computers?

  • during his teenage years
  • when he went to university
  • when he was at nursery school

What did he study at Harvard University?

  • computer science
  • business
  • law

What did he often do to relax while at Harvard?

  • play sports
  • play video games
  • go to parties

Why did he drop out of Harvard?

  • Because he was ill.
  • Because he wanted to study at another university.
  • Because he wanted to start a software company.

What did he receive from Harvard in 2007?

  • an honorary degree
  • a job
  • a company

What is the purpose of The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation?

  • law
  • healthcare, poverty reduction, and education
  • computer software

Decide if the following statement is true (T) or false (F).

After high school, Gates was accepted to only middle-ranking colleges in the USA.

 

Decide if the following statement is true (T) or false (F).

At Harvard, he focused more on his coursework than his interest in computers.

 

Decide if the following statement is true (T) or false (F).

He didn't know how to relax after his hard work.

 

Decide if the following statement is true (T) or false (F).

He regretted that he had dropped out of Harvard.

 

Decide if the following statement is true (T) or false (F).

He had always wanted to get his degree from Harvard.

 

Decide if the following statement is true (T) or false (F).

He wanted to make his father happy by getting his degree.

 

Complete the second sentence so that it has the same meaning to the first.

'I don't think dropping out is a good idea,’ said Bill Gates.

=> Bill Gates said that .............

Complete the second sentence so that it has the same meaning to the first.

'I always told you I'd come back and get my degree,' he said to his father.

=> He told his father that ................

Read this text about ways to manage your anger, then do the tasks that follow.

Tips to control anger

It is normal to be angry sometimes, but if you let your anger get out of control, it can lead to problems. Here are some simple tips to control this feeling.

Relax

- Take deep breaths to make you calm down.

- Repeat slowly some calming words such as 'relax' or 'take it easy'.

Think positively

- When things go wrong and make you angry, say to yourself: 'this is not the end of the world'.

- Remind yourself that getting angry won’t solve anything, and won't make you feel better.

Solve the problem

- Instead of feeling angry, try to solve the problem, but remind yourself that it's okay if the solution doesn't work.

It's _____ to be angry.

  • normal
  • not normal

You ____ let your anger get out of control.

  • should
  • shouldn't

Anger _____ be controlled.

  • can
  • can't

Relaxing _____ a good way to manage your anger.

  • is
  • isn't

When feeling angry, try to think _____.

  • positively
  • negatively

_____ to solve the problem that makes you feel angry.

  • Don't try
  • Try

Complete the following sentences with the words or phrases from the text.

1. Take breaths to make you calm down.

2. Repeating words or phrases such as ''relax' or '' might help.

3. Tell yourself 'this is not ' if things go wrong.

4. Feeling angry is not going to and make you .

5. Remind yourself it's okay if the solution you tried .

Read the text below about useful tips when you are studying for tests, then do the tasks that follow.

Studying for a test

1. Create your own study aids: make an outline of the main ideas, or a timeline of important events.

2. Don't wait until the last minute to study! Have short daily study sessions.

3. Read the test instructions carefully.

4. Read the entire test through before starting.

5. Read the teacher's feedback on your test carefully, and try to learn from your mistakes.

6. Answer the easiest questions first, then the ones with highest point value.

7. If you aren't sure how to answer a question fully, try to at least answer part of it.

8. Save the test for later review.

9. Save time at the end of the test to look over your work.

10. Be sure to find out ahead of time the areas the test will cover, and the format of the test.

Match the underlined words/phrases in the text to their meanings.

  • feedback
  • look over
  • entire
  • timeline
  • ahead of time
  • format
  • review

Before taking the test, you should find out .

Answer the following questions.

You can remember the main ideas or important events by making an , or a .

During the test, you should answer first.

You should before the end of the test.

When the test is returned to you, you should keep it for review, read the teacher's feedback and .

Check the tips at the appropriate time.

Before the test

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Check the tips at the appropriate time.

When taking the test

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Check the tips at the appropriate time.

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