Tiếng Anh lớp 8 - Unit 6 - D. Reading

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


In Brazil, the locals the myth of the mermaid Lara who lives in the Amazon River. One night, a young man dreamed of a beautiful woman a sad song. The next day, he went fishing with his father and saw the woman from his dream in a hut floating on the water. She sang to him and he went to her. Too late, the man's father saw that the woman had the long tail a pink dolphin. She grabbed the young man and into the water with him. His father never saw him again. To this day, the locals still say that they sometimes see the mermaid deep in the water. And when they hear the sad song of the mermaid Lara, they their doors and stay far away from the river!

Read the story Banh Chung, Banh Day (Earth Cakes, Sky Cakes) and choose the correct answer A, B, C, or D for each question.

Once upon a time, in the 6th Hung Vuong dynasty, the King wanted to give the crown to one of his sons. He decided that he would organise a competition, and he would give the crown to whoever could find the most delicious and special food.

Each prince searched for an amazing food with the hope that they would become King. Tiet Lieu, the 18th prince, was a very kind person. One day, he dreamed that a god told him how to make some special food to symbolise the earth, the sky, and the parents. Tiet Lieu woke up and made Banh Chung and Banh DayBanh Chung was square and symbolised the earth. Banh Day was round and symbolised the sky. Banh Chung and Banh Day symbolised the parents, too.

The King had seen and tasted all of the special food, but he thought Banh Chung and Banh Day were the most delicious. He asked Tiet Lieu about the meanings of them, and then he decided to give the crown to Tiet Lieu. From that day on, Vietnamese people make Banh Chung and Banh Day on the Tet holiday and on some other occasions.

The King in the 6th Hung Vuong dynasty decided to organise a food competition because he wanted to _____.

  • choose the heir to the throne
  • find the most delicious and special food
  • choose the best cook in his country
  • train his sons as cooks

Each prince searched for an amazing food because he _____.

  • wanted to satisfy his father's needs
  • hoped to be given the crown
  • hoped that he would be helped by a god
  • wanted to help his father to choose the heir to the throne

The word ‘symbolise' in the passage is closest in meaning to _____.

  • display
  • show
  • represent
  • discribe

The word ‘them' in the passage refers to _____.

  • The King and Tiet Lieu
  • The King and his sons
  • Vietnamese people
  • Banh Chung and Banh Day

The King chose Tiet Lieu as the heir to the throne because _____.

  • he dreamed that a god told him to give the crown to Tiet Lieu
  • he thought Tiet Lieu's food was more interesting and meaningful
  • the others failed to find any special food that suited their father's taste
  • Vietnamese people chose Tiet Lieu's food for special occasions

Read the story about Juha. Put the following paragraph in the correct order.

A. Finally Juha came home. He entered the house and told his wife, ‘I'm very hungry! Where is the best beef that I bought for my dinner?'

B. ‘Oh, Juha,' she said, ‘I'm so sorry. The cat ate the meat!'

C. Juha asked his wife, ‘If this is the cat, where's the meat? And if this is the meat, where's the cat?'

D. One day, Juha bought three pounds of expensive meat at the market. He brought it home and said to his wife, ‘Please cook this meat for my dinner.' Then he went out to see his friends.

E. Juha's wife cooked the meat and waited a long time for her husband. But he didn't come back, and she got very hungry. ‘Well,' she thought, ‘I'll just take a little piece.' She cut off a small piece of meat and ate it.

F. Juha got angry. He picked up the cat and weighed it on his scale. The cat weighed exactly three pounds.

G. But Juha didn't come back. His wife ate another little piece of the meat, and then another, and another. Soon there wasn't any meat left.

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