Tiếng Anh lớp 8 - Unit 4 - D. Reading

8/22/2022 1:49:23 PM

Choose the correct word to fill each blank in the following email.

From: ha@fastmail.com
To: nick@quickmail.com
Subject: My family customs and traditions

Hi Nick,

Great to receive your email. Because you'll be here soon, I'd like to share with you my family customs and traditions. Well, we have the custom spending Saturdays together. You may ask why not Sundays. It's simply because my mum works on Sundays. On Saturdays, we always out. Sometimes we visit our grandparents in Vung Tau. Sometimes we go on a in the park or a nearby beauty spot.

You asked me about the Tet holiday, right? There's a that we make tet cake and cook braised pork and eggs (thit kho trung). Tet cake is similar to chung cake in Ha Noi, but it's long, not square. Braised pork and eggs is our traditional for Tet. It's so delicious! When you here, my mum will cook it for you.

What about your family? Share with me the customs and traditions you follow.




Read different customs for greetings around the world and do the tasks that follow.

Greeting around the world

If you are a guest, when arriving at or leaving the house, you should greet all people present, even children and babies. Usually, you should shake their hands.

Simply say "hello" when you meet a friend. if you meet someone for the first time, you can shake hands. In informal situations, you can give your friends a peck on the cheek.

Bowing to someone is the common greeting. When bowing, you express your appreciation and respect to the other person. The longer and deeper the bow, the more respect you are showing.

New Zealand
The hongi is the traditional greeting custom of the Maori in New Zealand. When two people meet, they rub or touch each other's noses.

The wai is the traditional greeting custom in Thailand. When you meet someone, you slightly bow to them and press your palms together in a prayer-like fashion. All the same time, you can say "Sawaddee" (hello).

When two people meet in Tibet, they poke out their tongue to greet each other. It is the customary way to welcome people.

Match the words with their meanings.

  • peck
  • bow
  • rub
  • prayer
  • poke out their tongue

Look at the pictures and write the name of the country which has the way of greeting shown.









Read the following passage and decide if the sentences are True or False.

Pizza is a traditional Italian dish. lt's popular not only in Italy but around the world.

Naples, a city in southern Italy, is believed to be the birthplace of pizza. It's well-known for the most delicious pizza anywhere. The first pizzeria was built in Naples in 1830 at Port'Alba.

The ancestor of the modern pizza is the simple flat bread. It's the food of the poor. The truly modern pizza we eat today starts with the Margherita pizza. In 1889, Queen Margherita went on a trip to Naples. She heard about pizza and asked to try it. Don Raffaele Esposito, the most famous pizza maker, was asked to prepare it. He prepared two traditional and one new type of pizza, but the Queen liked the new one topped with tomatoes, Mozzarella cheese, and fresh basil the best. She thought that the colours of this pizza represented the colours of the Italian flag - red, white, and green. This pizza was then called ‘Margherita’. 


Naples is considered the place where pizza was born.


At first, pizza was a dish for the King and Queen.  


Margherita was one of the two traditional types of pizza that were prepared for the Queen.

Don Raffaele Esposito was the most famous pizza maker in Naples.       


Margherita pizza was named after the Queen.


Read the text and complete the sentences.

1. The first pizzeria was built in Naples in at Port'Alba.

2. The ancestor of the modern pizza is the .

3. There are kinds of pizza that were made for the Queen.

4. The ingredients of the Margherita pizza topping are tomatoes, Mozzarella cheese, and .

5. Margherita pizza represents Italy because it has the colours of .