Tiếng Anh lớp 8 - Unit 3 - D. Reading

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Read and choose the correct word for each of the blanks.

Spring is a time when there are many festivals in our country. Among them, Hoa Ban Festival is the most beautiful and interesting, and it takes place in Lai Chau. It is typical of the life of the Thai people. In the second lunar month of the year, when it warmer and hoa ban - a kind of beautiful flower in the northwest mountainous area - blossoms, Hoa Ban Festival is . This is a great time for everyone, for boys and girls. The boy picks the most beautiful flower and gives it to his girlfriend. This is not only a time for love but also for the Thai people to for good crops, for happiness, and express their special thanks to the Gods and . The festival is always full of songs and prayers.

Read the following passage and choose the correct answer for each of the questions.


Gong culture in the Central Highlands of Viet Nam has been recognised by UNESCO as a Masterpiece of the Intangible Heritage of Humanity. 

Gong culture covers five provinces of the Central Highlands: Kontum, Gia Lai, Dak Lak, Dak Nong, and Lam Dong. The masters of gong culture are the ethnic groups of Bahnar, Sedang, Mnong, Coho, Ede, Giarai ... The Gong Festival is held annually in the Central Highlands. In the festival, artists from these provinces give gong performances, highlighting the gong culture of their own province.

For ethnic groups of the Central Highlands, gongs are musical instruments of special power. It is believed that every gong is the symbol of a god who grows more powerful as the gong gets older. Therefore, gongs are associated with special occasions in people's lives, such as the building of new houses, funerals, crop praying ceremonies, a new harvest, victory celebrations, etc. The gong sound is a way to communicate with the gods.


The text tells us about _____.

  • a world cultural heritage
  • the artists of the Central Highlands
  • life in the Central Highlands
  • musical instruments of ethnic groups

How often is the Gong Festival celebrated?

  • every month
  • every year
  • all the year round
  • on special occasions

The gongs are _____.

  • a kind of art work
  • musical instruments
  • pieces of folk music
  • cultural heritages

The ethnic people in the Central Highlands believe that _____.

  • special powers like their gongs
  • gongs are associated with new houses
  • their gongs are the symbols of gods
  • the gong is older than themselves

For people in the Central Highlands, the gong sound is _____.

  • a way to entertain themselves
  • a sound of victory
  • a form of festival
  • a means of communication