Read the text about the London Underground transit system, and decide which sentence is True or False.
The London Underground, or the Tube, is the popular public transportation system of London. The concept for the London Underground was first proposed in the 1830s, by a lawyer called Charles Pearson. However, not until 1863 was the first section of the Underground built, and opened to the public. On its opening day, it transported 38,000 passengers, and within the first year, it had been used by 93 million passengers.
The system has been improved significantly over the past century, and now it includes twelve lines serving Greater London, operating from 5.00 am through to 1.00 am, Monday to Saturday. On Sundays, it operates a reduced service. For the passengers' convenience, the system is also interconnected with the overground train network which links to other parts of the country outside London.
To enable passengers to get around easily. London Underground maps are distributed freely at all stations. Along with a plan of the Tube system, the free maps contain useful tips for safe and efficient traveling. The map itself is a design classic, with the various lines indicated in different colors and dearly indicated junctions showing the stations where passengers can change between lines.
London Underground was first proposed by a famous London architect.
The system was opened to the public in the 18th century.
The system operates around the clock.
It is convenient to travel on the Tube because it connects with the rail system above the ground.
London Tube maps are provided free of charge at every station.
There are twelve lines in the Undergound system.
You have to pay for tips about London Tube travelling.
Read the letters by Duong and Nhi to their pen pals, and choose the best answer for each question.
I can't believe that it's been a year since we last met. How're things? Anything new?
We have moved to a new apartment, and no longer live in a house with so many of my relatives. We live on the 17th floor, but it's not a problem 'cause the lift is great.
My sis and I now have our own rooms, with a computer and a bookshelf. So great! I like the feeling of being alone in my room, watching the night life of the city through the window.
I wish you were here to see my dream room!
Stay in touch, and do write!
It's great to know that you have been accepted to King's College School. Congrats!
I am happy to tell you that I have been granted an ASEAN scholarship by Singapore's Ministry of Education. I'm very lucky; other kids in my class are still hunting for scholarships.
My parents were proud of me, but they are still worried I am too young to live so far away from home. My mum said that I'm still a bit young to be going to an overseas school.
I'm worried too, but I'm sure everything will be okay.
Hope to hear from you soon!
The two letters mainly discuss ______.
All of the following are true about Duong EXCEPT _____.
What Duong likes most about his new apartment is _____.
The word 'granted' in Nhi's letter is the closest meaning to _____.
The word 'hunting' in Nhi's letter mostly means _____.
It can be understood from Nhi's letter that _____.
Read the passage about the train system in Viet Nam and choose the correct answer for each blank.
The railway system in Viet Nam was first built in 1899 when Viet Nam was still a French colony. The total of the railroad is over 3,000 km, with the main route being the North-South which is 1,726 km long. This track was considered the backbone of Indochina at the time. Now, the rail system 35 out of the 63 cities and provinces of Viet Nam.
However, the system was damaged by bombings during the war. In 1975, after the reunification of the north and the south, the Vietnamese government decided to system. In the space of a year, hundreds of bridges, tunnels, and stations were restored, along with 660 km of tracks. The new and improved system was the Thong Nhat Express. Thanks to the rail system, traveling from north to south has become much more for tens of thousands of people.
In the past, in order to be able to buy train tickets, people had to wait in long lines. Now, can buy tickets online, or at the central station, without having to wait that long.