Tiếng Anh lớp 9 - Unit 12 - D. Reading

8/2/2021 4:09:51 PM

Read the passage about how Mai chose her career, and do the tasks that follow.

I had always dreamt of working in a bank because I thought I would earn a lot of money. I was told that I had to try hard to make my dream come true.
I burnt the midnight oil and finally had some success. First, I was accepted to a prestigious secondary school in Ha Noi. There, I gained not only knowledge but also a number of skills including teamwork, cooperation, and interpersonal skills. I also became much more organized, thanks to the mountains of work which had to be completed to meet the strict deadlines. I felt I was lucky to have such supportive peers and excellent teachers. My next achievement was when I gained admission to the Banking Academy of Viet Nam.

After three years, I graduated and was awarded a degree in banking. But I realized that I wasn't suited to a nine-to-five job in a bank, even though I was still interested in the subject of finance. Feeling confused, I decided to talk to my parents and my closest friend. Interestingly, I learned that I had the qualifications, skills, and above all, the aptitude for a teaching career. And now I'm a lecturer for the Banking Academy where I graduated.

Match the words/phrases with its synonyms.

  • obtained
  • times when something must be finished
  • permission to enter
  • not knowing what to do
  • a natural ability to do something

1. Why did the author want to work in a bank?

=> Because she thought she would .

2. How did she prepare for her future career?

=> She .

3. What are her major achievements?

=> Her major achievements were being accepted to a in Ha Noi, then to the .

4. What qualification did she receive?

=> She received a university degree .

5. Why did she change her mind?

=> Because she found out that she didn't want to do a .

(1) ..........
Name: Tran Mai Hoa
Date of birth: 04/09/1989
Address: Number 20, Hoang Hoa Tham St, Ha Noi
Telephone: 12345678
Email: tmhoa@abc.com
(2) ..........
2013-2015: TESOL, University of Languages and International Studies, Master of Arts
2007-2011: English language, University of Languages and International Studies, Bachelor of Arts
2003-2007: Gifted School for Languages, Cau Giay, Ha Noi
1999-2003: Giang Vo Junior Secondary School, Ha Noi
(3) ..........
- Teaching language skills to freshmen at International School (2013-present)
- Teaching English at Chu Van An Secondary School (2011-2013)
- Translating short stories for children (2012)
- Translating documents for a small private company (2013)

English: fluent
French: working knowledge
(4) ..........
Strong interpersonal and organisational skills
(5) ..........
Reading books in English, watching science-fiction movies, travelling, and listening to pop music
Mai Hoa

(1) -

(2) -

(3) -

(4) -

(5) -

Hoa is a translator and interpreter.

She has an aptitude for foreign languages.

She has appropriate education for the teaching job.

She doesn't have the necessary skills to be a teacher.

Her hobbies are somewhat compatible with her work.

Read the letter from Duong to Jenny and answer the questions that follow by choosing A, B, C or D.

Dear Jenny, 

It's great to learn that you have been granted a scholarship to study at Queens College, a prestigious part of Cambridge University and that you will be able to pursue your dream of becoming a biologist. Congrats! I've been accepted to the maths class at Ha Noi High School - one of the best schools in Ha Noi. I love maths and I hope to become a mathematician one day. I know the route ahead is not smooth because I'll have to take courses in maths, physics, and computing. My dad said I need not only a bachelor's degree but also a doctoral one if I want to get a good job. I'd love to work at the Institute of Mathematics like my dad because, due to his work at the institute, he has also been invited to teach at several universities in France. Alternatively, I can choose applied mathematics and work in finance for an international company.

Moreover, my mother said I also need soft skills like teamwork skill interpersonal skills, and communication skills to do either of those jobs. Luckily, new school provides many extracurricular classes which I can take part in to relax and to pick up those skills.
Anyway, there's plenty of time for me to make detailed plans. We decided to take a break for a while.

Wish you were here to go with me to Da Nang.

Jenny is going to study at Queens College because _____.

  • she has been granted a scholarship
  • she wants to study biology there
  • it's a prestigious college in the UK
  • all of the above

Which of the following is most likely NOT true of Ha Noi High School?

  • It's one of the best schools in Ha Noi.
  • It has also non-academic subjects.
  • It merely focuses on providing knowledge.
  • It provides both good knowledge and skills.

Duong wants to work in the Institute of Mathematics because _____.

  • he can earn a lot of money
  • He can travel to many countries
  • his dad is a mathematician
  • he loves mathematics

He intends to obtain _____.

  • a doctoral degree only
  • a doctoral degree and the necessary skills
  • a bachelor's degree and the necessary skills
  • a master's degree and the necessary skills

An example of soft skills can be:

  • driving a car
  • communication skills
  • knowledge
  • a sense of Tumour

The word "extracurricular" mostly means _____.

  • academic
  • compulsory
  • additional - outside
  • outside