ĐỀ CƯƠNG ÔN THI TIẾNG ANH LỚP 8

                                                             TEST 1

I. CHOOSE THE SUITABLE WORD OR PHRASES TO FILL IN THE BLANKS

1.   Many people wear new clothes___________ Eater Sunday too.

     a. in                                    b. at                           c. on                                        d. when

2.   Alexander Graham Bell was born___________ March 3, 1847.

      a. at                                    b. in                         c. on                                        d. during

3.   Ten countries participated in the discussions.

      a. took part                        b. hold                     c. told                                     d. buying

4.   She___________ some old photographs in a drawer.

      a. came down                    b. came on           c. came across                       d. came over

5.   Mr Andy doesn’t have___________ buy a new house.

      a. rich enough to              b. enough rich to                     c. enough money to   d. money enough to

6.   I’m not good at my English pronunciation. I will try___________ best to improve it.

      a. me                                  b. my                          c. myself                                d. mine

7.   The teacher decided to conduct an___________ to find a new material.

      a. experimented          b. experimental              c. experiments              d. experiment

8.   When I was a child, I___________ follow my mom to the market.

      a. like                                 b. used to              c. was used to                        d. usually

9.   Look at the sign! What does it say?          

      a. no cars                    c. no bikes                               

     b. no motors                 d. no motorized vehicles

10. What is the name of this sign?                                        

        a. Stop and give away    c. Road works.                        

        b. No walking                  d. Danger for the environment.

II. SUPPLY THE CORRECT WORD FORM:

1. My grandparents________________ from Vietnam to the US in the 1980s. (emigration)

2. Would you like to________________ in the Festival in Hue next week? (participation)

3. Sadly, Alexander G. Bel________________ demonstrates his invention. (success)

4. The tiger wanted to see the farmer’s________________ (wise)

5. There was an________________ of paintings at the Art Gallery. (exhibit)

6. What is the correct________________ of this word? (pronounce)

III. CHOOSE THE SUITABLE WORDS TO FILL IN THE BLANKS

My sister and I like each other very much although we are very different. She’s six years (1)_________ me and she works in a bank. I’m still at school, so I don’t have a job. My sister (2)_________ her job, and she earns a lot of money, so she can go out and enjoy herself. She’s very (3)_________ and often invites me to go with her, but I’m studying very (4)_________ at the moment because I want to pass my exams. I usually say no when she asks, but last night I was tired of work so I went with her to a dance. We had a great time!

1. a. old than                     b. older than       c. oldest                            d. the oldest

2. a. like                            b. likes                c. is liking                        d. are liking

3. a. kind                           b. reserved          c. hard-working               d. helpful

4. a. hard                           b. hardly             c. hard-working               d. busy

IV. PUT THE WORDS OR PHRASES IN CORRECT ORDER TO MAKE SENTENCES:

1. deaf-mutes / at Boston University / with / in America / worked / he

     → ______________________________________________________________

2. cruel to / new wife / unfortunately, the / Little Pea / was very.

     → ______________________________________________________________

V. READ THE PASSAGE AND DO THE TASK BELOW (TRUE OR FALSE)

VI. REWRITE THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES WITHOUT CHANGING MEANING:

1. David said to Suzy, “Can you lend me your dictionary, please?

     → David asked _____________________________________________

2. My brother and I don’t intend to visit our grandparents this weekend.

     → My brother and I are_______________________________________

3. Max is too young to stay at home alone. (ENOUGH)

     → Max is__________________________________________________

4. I got up early when I was younger, but now I don’t.

     → I used___________________________________________________

I. CHOOSE THE BEST ANSWER FOR EACH SENTENCE:

1. I don’t think she is reserved. She is very___________.

     a. generous             b. humorous                         c. outgoing                           d. excited

2. He is___________ for the activities for this summer.

     a. underline           b. encourage                        c. filling out                         d. enrolling

3. He fell___________ and broke his wrist.

     a. inside                    b. upstairs                            c. downstairs                       d. here

4. I got good grades___________  Math and History.

     a. for                        b. to                                       c. of                                       d. to

5.                                                   Please___________ this word. It’s very important.

     a. improve                               b. promise                            c. underline                          d. come

6. ___________ is study again something that you have leant, before an exam.

     a. Revision                              b. Experiment                      c. Practice                            d. Semester    

7Can I help you?

     a. I’m afraid I’m busy now.                                        b. Yes. That’s very kind of you.

     c. I need a favor                                                          d. How can I help you?

8. The road sign means

     a. Parking for buses.              b. No parking for taxi.

     c. No parking for buses         d. Buses are allowed.

II. Choose the word (A, B, C D) that best fits each of the blanks space:

One day, as a farmer was in his (9)__________ and his buffalo was grazing nearby, a tiger appeared. The tiger wanted (10)__________ why the strong buffalo was the servant and the man was the master. The farmer (11)__________ he had something called wisdom, but he (12)__________ it at home that day. He went to the wisdom, but before that he tied the tiger to a tree with rope because he did not want it to eat the buffalo. (13)__________ he returned, the farmer brought some straw with him. He said it was his wisdom. He lit the (14)__________ and the fire burned the tiger, The tiger escaped, but it still has black stripes from the burns today.

9. a. field                           b. house                          c. garden                               d. school

10. a. know                        b. to know                            c. knew                                 d. knows

11. a. asked                       b. told                                   c. advise                               d. said

12. a. ran                           b. missed                              c. left                                     d. cut

13. a. what                                  b. who                                   c. when                                 d. where

14. a. buffalo                             b. servant                             c. wisdom                             d. straw

III. Use the correct form of the word in brackets

15. She actively______________ in social work last year. (participation)

16. ______________, nobody helped the poor man. (Fortunate)

17. The students get really______________ about the Teacher’s Day. (excite)

18. Her parents are very______________ of her. (pride)

19. What is the correct______________ of this word? (pronounce)

20. That youth organization encouraged good______________. (citizen)

IV. Put the words or phrases into correct order. Additional words or phrases are not accepted.

21. in order to / should / we / recycle / save money / many things

      _____________________________________________________

22. said / spend time / your teach / on / you / should / your English pronunciation

      _____________________________________________________

VI. Sentence transformation:

29. “Don’t put your leg on the chair, Tom” said the teacher.

      → The teacher told__________________________________

30. Peter isn’t lazy anymore.

      → Peter used_______________________________________

31. The test was very easy so we could do it in fifteen minutes.

      → The test was easy__________________________________

32. I have never gone to the zoo before?

      → This is___________________________________________

TEST 3

II. Choose the most appropriate words to complete the sentence:

1. My brother loves basketball, but he is___________ to play it.

     a. short to                             b. so short that                      c. not tall enough                  d. too tall to

2. Ask your parents to___________ on this form, and five it back to me soon.

     a. find                                   b. write                                   c. sign                                     d. correct

3. ___________the way to aunt’s house, I saw Mr. Brown.

     a. On                                     b. With                                   c. By                                       d. In

4. It’s very nice___________ you to say such kind works.

     a. on                                      b. for                                       c. of                                        d. to

5. My grandfather has saved a lot of money in the last few years, so he___________ work hard any more.

     a. needn’t have to               b. doesn’t have to                 c. can’t                                   d. mustn’t

6. At school, students are taught in order to have good___________.

     a. health                                b. pride                                   c. satisfaction                        d. behavior

7.                                                If you don’t know the___________ of a word, you can look it up in a dictionary.

     a. comment                          b. memory                             c. speech                                d. meaning

8. This sign means:

     a. No water                          

     b. Saving water

     c. Recycled water              

     d. Be careful   

III. Use the correct form of the word given in each sentences.

1. You should learn to use electricity___________. (safety)

2. Her parents are pleased with her good___________. (behave)

3. Those clothes are___________ for cold weather. (suit)

4. “The Lost shoe” is one of the___________ stories I like best. (tradition)

5. His sudden___________ surprised all of us. (appear)

6. I’m looking forward to___________ turkey on Christmas Day. (eating)

IV. Rearrange the groups of words in a correct order to make complete sentence.

1. the next day / and revise them / the first day / the ten words / you can learn all

______________________________________________________________________________

2. their country villages / the excitement of big cities / because they want many young people leave.

______________________________________________________________________________

 

V. Choose the most appropriate words to complete the passage below.

If you look at a map of England, you will see a number of lakes in the north west corner. This is one of the (1)_________ beautiful parts of England because in addition (2)_________ the lakes themselves, there are green (3)_________, wooded hills and waterfalls. As there boating, bathing, and fishing, many people prefer the lakes to the seaside for a holiday. There are no big city very near the lakes, but a (4)_________ of small towns with good hotels for visitors. Those (5)_________ want quieter places to stay at can usually find rooms in a village or (6)_________ house.

1. a. best                                    b. well                                    c. hard                                    d. most

2. a. on                                      b. at                                         c. to                                         d. in

3. a. fields                                 b. valleys                               c. cages                                  d. pictures

4. a. number                             b. meeting                              c. place                                   d. urban

5. a. what                                  b. who                                    c. when                                   d. where

6. a. house                                b. cottage                               c. farm                                    d. houseboat   

VII. Rewrite each of the following sentences in another way so that it means almost the same as the sentence printed before it.

1. There were some trees in the fields.

     There used_________________________________________________

2. He often participates in outdoor activities during his summer vacation.

     He often takes______________________________________________   

3.                                             “Lend him your dictionary for a moment, Daisy” I said.

     I told_____________________________________________________

4. This car is too expensive for us to buy for my father.

     This car isn’t_______________________________________________

II. Choose the most appropriate answers to complete the sentences below:

5. My sister was born___________ December.

     a. at                                 b. of                                       c. on                                         d. in

6. You shouldn’t eat this kind of food___________ it’s not good for your health.

     a. so                                 b. when                                 c. because                               d. if

7. I asked Mary___________ to the station.

     a. driving                        b. drove                                c. to drive                                d. drive

8. The children are old enough to look after___________.

     a. themselves                 b. themself                           c. ourselves                             d. ourself

9.  She grew up in Spain, so her___________ is Spanish.

     a. mother tongue           b. first language                   c. foreign language                d. A and B are right

10. “Which girl is Celis?” – “She is the one with___________.”

     a. long curly black hair                                         b. curly long black hair                                 

     c. long black curly hair                                         d. black long curly hair

11. “It’s a difficult question. Let me help you.” “___________”

     a. How can I help you?                                                 b. I’m sorry. I’m busy.                              

     c. No problem.                                                              d. No, thank you. I can do it myself     

12. “Thank you very much for your help.” “___________.”

     a. It’s quite OK              b. That’s right                      c. I’d love to.                          d. You’re welcome

13. What does this note mean?

a. Carrie can call Terry on vacation.                

b. Carrie was not at home last night.

c. Carrie tried to call Terry last night.

d. Carrie will go on vacation tomorrow.     

Note

Carrie – Call Terry today! He called twice last night and he’s going on vacation tomorrow!

14. What does this sign mean?

a. Visitors should not get too close to animals.                                   

b. Visitors must not give food to the animals.

c. Visitors are a danger to the animals.  

d. Visitors should not touch the animals.       

DO NOT FEED

ANIMALS

THROUGH BARS.

III. Use the correct form of the word given in each sentence

15. He_______________ demonstrated his invention to the public. (succeed)

16. Charities rely on_______________ contribution. (volunteer)

17. The World Health_______________ is an international one. (organize)

18. Bell_______________ the telephone in 1870s. (invention)  

IV. Read the notice and do the tasks below.

One thing that was really a turning point for me was when I learned Spanish. I was always a scared of learning a foreign language, yet I was really envious of kids who could speak another language. But when I started learning Spanish, I found I was actually pretty good at it, and the moment I reached that breakthrough stage - you know, when you discover you can actually speak and communicate with people in the language - I felt really proud of myself. I realized that learning a foreign language wasn't an impossible thing after all. Now I can speak three: Spanish, Italian, and German. And I'm taking Korean this year.

A. True or False:     

19. The writer wasn’t scared of learning language until he learned Spanish.              ________

20. When the writer began learning Spanish, he found he could do it pretty well.     ________

21. The writer felt proud of himself when he reached that breakthrough stage.         ________

22. Now he can speak Spanish, Italian, German, and Korean.                                   ________

B. Choose the correct answer:

23. The word “impossible” in the sixth line means:

      a. underlined                    b. understandable                     c. able                    d. unable

24. Choose the correct answer:

      a. The writer is not interested in learning language.      

      b. The writer can’t learn language well.

      c. The writer can’t learn language well.                           

      d. The writer used to be proud of everyone who speak another language.

V. Write the sentences so that they are nearest in meaning to the sentences printed before:

25. Peter is not too short to play volleyball.

      Peter is not____________________________________________.

26. “Don’t stay up late.” My mother said to me.

      My mother asked_______________________________________.

27. It’s one year since I last saw him.

      I haven’t______________________________________________.

28. We have to study hard so that we can pass the examination easily.

      We have to study hard in_________________________________.

VI. Put the words or phrase in the correct order:

29. ought / You / to / after school / the housework / help / your Mom / with.

      _______________________________________________________________

30. for the poor / they / raising funds / participating / enjoy / in

      _______________________________________________________________

VII. Complete the passage the words given below.

I and my friend are going to join in the Y & Y Green Group. The Y & Y is planning to help the (31)___________ and we are very happy about this. You know we have to (32)___________ used glass, paper and cans, raise funds (33)___________  the poor (34)___________ trees and flowers along the sidewalk or in the parks, in the school garden. We (35)___________ to give (36)___________ color to the city and we can earn some money for our school Y& Y. Everything is really great.

31. a. poor                             b. rich                                         c. man                                      d. woman

32. a. give                              b. send                                        c. sell                                       d. collect

33. a. with                              b. for                                           c. in                                          d. of

34. a. plant                            b. cut                                           c. chop                                     d. pick

35. a. have                             b. hope                                        c. used                                     d. ought

36. a. beautiful                     b. bright                                      c. dark                                      d. green

TEST 5

II. Choose the most appropriate answers to complete the sentences below:

1. My father___________ us to the zoo when we were little boys.

     a. use to take                  b. used to take                     c. used to taking                     d. use to taking

2. He does morning exercises regularly___________ improve his health.

     a. in order                       b. so as to                             c. so that                                  d. in order that

3.                                          The language that one first learned to speak as a child is the___________.

     a. first language             b. mother tongue                 c. second language                d. A & B are OK

4.                                          She told me___________ you this present.

     a. giving                          b. to give                              c. gave                                     d. given

5.                                          “May I help you?” “___________”

     a. How can I help you?                                                                                                b. I’m afraid I’m busy now.

     c. What can I do for you?                                           d. Yes. That’s very kind of you.

6.                                          Their mother asked them___________ games.

     a. to stop playing          b. to stop to play                 c. stop playing                        d. stopping playing

7. He came to live in Paris___________ the age___________ seven.

     a. at / at                           b. at / of                                c. of / at                                   d. of /in

8. Kate hates___________ to classical music.

     a. listens                         b. listened                            c. listen                                    d. listening

9. Students learn English___________ communicate with foreigners

     a. so that                         b. in order                            c. so as to                                d. in order that

10. This is the symbol of

     a. FIFA                            b. WTO

     c. WHO                           d. WWF

III. Give the correct form of the word to complete the sentence:

1. It is necessary to___________ new words in learning language. (revision)

2. Mary should learn more to improve her___________ in Spanish. (pronounce)

3. You made a wise___________ when you chose to study Spanish (decide)

4. Her father soon died of a___________ heart. (break)

IV. Put the words or phrase in the correct order:

1. in the last semester / Peter / was not good / but his result / studied very hard

     _____________________________________________________________

2. his study at home / asked / to pay more attention to / Peter’s teacher / his mother

     _____________________________________________________________

VI. Write the sentences so that they are nearest in meaning to the sentences printed before.       

1. My father no longer smokes cigarette.

     → My father used___________________________________________.

2. “Try your best to improve your pronunciation, Tim”, Miss Jackson said

     → Miss Jackson asked Tim____________________________________.

3. I learn English so that I can communicate with foreigners.

     → I learn English so as_______________________________________.

4. The last time I saw her was on Christmas Day.

     → I haven’t________________________________________________.

VII. Complete the passage with the words given below.  

Hoa is excited about the (1)_________ activities she is going to do. The Y & Y having a plan (2)_________ the community. She’ll (3)_________ in its recycling program. In joining this program, she’ll collect (4)_________ paper, glass and empty cans. Then she will send them for (5)_________.
She hopes that she could save natural resources and earn some money for her school Y&Y in these (6)_________. She also thinks about participating in either planting trees and flowers or helping the street children.

1. a. interesting                       b. interested                      c. boring                              d. bored

2. a. help                                  b. to help                           c. helping                            d. to helping

3. a. take part                          b. participate                    c. fill                                    d. A & B are correct

4. a. use                                   b. used                               c. using                                d. to use

5. a. recyclable                       b. recycle                          c. recycled                          d. recycling

6. a. organizations                 b. members                       c. activities                         d. resources   
 

TEST 6

II. Choose the correct answer: 

1.   “May I help you? “___________”

      a. How can I help you?                                                                                                b. What can I do for you?                               

      c. I’m afraid. I’m busy now.                                       d. Yes. That’s very kind of you.

2.   The little boy is not___________ to lift the suitcase.

      a. enough strong            b. strong enough                 c. too strong                            d. so strong

3.   When my father was young, he used___________ fishing on Sundays.

      a. go                                b. to go                                  c. went                                     d. going

4.   My mother has lived in this house___________ 2001.

      a. for                               b. since                                 c. in                                          d. at

5.   He came___________ some of his old photographs while he was looking for his books.

      a. up                                b. to                                       c. with                                      d. across

6.   Students: Will you come to help us? – Mr Nhan: Yes, I will. But you’ll have to do it.

      a. ourselves                    b. yourself                            c. themselves                          d. yourselves

7.   What does this sign mean?

      a. knives not allowed   b. no sharp objects

      c. never leave                d. A, B, and C

8.   You aren’t allowed to___________ when seeing this sign:

      a. drink                           b. eat

      c. wash                            d. go

III. Supply the correct form of the words in bracket:

1. Her________________ makes him surprised. (pronounce)

2. We will interview only 2________________ for the job. (apply)

3. I like the________________ atmosphere of the country. (peace)

4. She received a lot of________________ from her parents. (encourage)

5. Ba and Bao actively________________ in the school activities. (participation)

6. We like shopping in supermarket because we can shop________________. (comfortable)

IV. Read the passage, and decide whether the statements are True or False.

We celebrate Halloween every year on October 31st. Where does the holiday come from? The holiday originally comes from a people called the Celts. The Celts lived in Europe more than 2000 years ago. On November 1st they celebrated the end of summer. They thought ghosts visited the living on October 31st. They dressed up like ghosts so the spirits would not harm them.

Today, many countries still remember the dead on November 1st. It is called All Saints Day. Another name for it is All Hallow’s Day. The day before, October 31st, is called All Hallow’s Eve, or Halloween for short.

Halloween is an old tradition in Ireland and Scotland. In those countries, people dressed up and carried lanterns made of turnips. When people moved from Ireland and Scotland to the United States, they started using pumpkins. This is where the jack-o’-lantern comes from.

They also had a tradition of giving food to the spirits. Later, they gave the food to poor people. This is where trick-or-treating comes from.

Halloween has changed a lot since its origins. New people have brought new traditions, and changed the old ones. What do you think Halloween will be like in another two thousand years?

1. Halloween is celebrated on the last week of October every year.                        _________

2. Irish and Scottish people dressed up like ghosts.                                                    _________

3. Irish and Scottish people carried lantern made of pumpkins.                               _________

4. Nowadays Halloween is the same as its origins.                                                      _________

5. The word “started” in paragraph 3 means_________.

     a. ran                               b. played                              c. worked                                d. began

6.                                          The Celts lived in Europe more than_________ years ago.

     a. 2000                            b. 1000                                 c. 200                                       d. 100

V. Choose the word A, D, C or D the best fits each of the blank spaces:

 Hoa is excited (1)_________ the interesting activities she is going to do. The Y & Y having a plan to help the community. She’ll (2)_________ in its recycling program. In joining this program, she’ll collect used paper, glass and empty cans. Then she will send them for (3)_________. She hopes that she could save (4)_________ resources and earn some money (5)_________ her school Y&Y in these (6)_________. She also thinks about participating in either planting trees and flowers or helping the street children.

1. a. with                                 b. in                                 c. about                                d. of

2. a. take part                          b. participate                    c. part                                  d. A & B are correct

3. a. recycle                             b. recycled                       c. recycling                         d. to recycle

4. a. natural                             b. cultural                         c. traditional                       d. electrical

5. a. of                                     b. for                                c. on                                    d. by

6. a. members                         b. activities                       c. organizations                 d. resources   

VI. Rearrange these words into the meaningful sentence.

1. magazine / is / as / as / not / newspaper / large / the / the.

     _______________________________________________________

2. company / twenty / worked / father / years / for / for / my / has / this.

     _______________________________________________________
 

VII. Rewrite the sentences with the cues but without changing the meaning:

1. Having a new friends is wonderful.

     It’s ______________________________________________________

2. “Don’t make these mistakes again, boys”, said the teacher.

     The teacher________________________________________________

3.                                       His parents are proud of his improvement.

     His parents take_____________________________________________

4. My aunt began playing guitar when she was young.

     My aunt___________________________________________________

 

 

TEST 7

III. Put the words in the correct order.

1. so as / themselves / learners / different ways / try / Language / should / to / of / learning / the best / for / for / way / find out / words.

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

2. Susan / The / asked / to / teacher / the / go / board / to.

     _______________________________________________  

IV. Give the correct form of the words in brackets.

1. Playing football on the street is very___________. (DANGER)

2. He spends time doing___________ work at a local orphanage. (VOLUNTARY)

3. It is___________ of you to share everything with me. (GENEROSITY)

4. ___________, the electricity failed when we were doing the listening test. (FORTUNATE)

5. Michael Faraday made a lot of___________ in the field of electricity. (INVENT)

6. Why don’t you___________ in recycling program? (PARTICIPATION)

Choose the best answer.

1. All the writer’s friends met at Jenny’s house to watch_______

     a. the TV quiz show    b. the film                             c. the news                              d. the game

2. All of them were very_______ her.    

     a. bored with                b. interested in                    c, proud of                              d. tired of

VII. Write the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first one.

1. It is necessary for you to wear a helmet when you ride a motorbike.

     You have________________________________________________

2.Peter is too young to see the horror film.

     Peter is not_______________________________________________

3. We are not good friends any more.

     We used_________________________________________________

4. The doctor said to the boy, “Take a few days off.”                                                                             

The doctor told___________________________________________

TEST 8

I. Choose the correct answers to fill in the blanks of the following sentences:

1.   The librarian asked us___________ so much noise.

      a. don’t make                 b. not make                          c. not making                          d. not to make

2.   The weather___________ nice yesterday.

      a. is                                  b. was                                    c. will be                                  d. has been

3.   I like to drink coffee___________ the morning.

      a. in                                 b. at                                       c. on                                         d. until

4.   The prince wanted to participate in the harvest___________.

      a. field                            b. village                              c. festival                                d. fair

5.   Our Spanish teacher said that we___________ our pronunciation every day.

      a. should practicing      b. should practice               c. ought to practicing            d. ought to practed

6. “Excuse me, could you do me a favor?” – “___________”

      a. No. Thank you. I’m fine.                                        b. Yes, please     

      c. What can I help you?                                              d. Yes, that’s very kind of you.

7.

The Art Centre library is now closed on Fridays

a. The library will open on Fridays.

b. The library is no longer closed on Fridays.

c. The library used to open on Fridays.

8.

Wet Paint!

Please use other entrance

a. You can learn how to paint here.

b. Your painting may get wet here.

c. Someone has just painted a door here.  

II. Give the correct form and tense of the word to complete the sentence:

1. The tiger wanted to see the farmer’s_______________ (wise)

2. It is_______________ for our team to lose in the final match. (fortune)

3. We_______________ (not have to) go to school on Saturdays and Sundays.

4. You shouldn’t spend much time_______________ (chat) with friends on the Internet.

III. Read the passage and decide which answer A, B, C or D best fits each space.

Tet or Lunar New Year holiday is the (1)__________ important celebration for Vietnamese people. Tet is a festival which happens (2)__________ late January or early February. Before Tet, people usually clean and (3)__________ their homes. They go to the (4)__________ to buy candy, jams, or dried watermelon seeds. They also get new (5)__________ which are worn at Tet. They often buy peach blossoms and marigolds which are (6)__________ flowers on Tet holiday. Tet is a time for family members to gather and have some (7)__________ with special food such as sticky rice cakes. People often visit (8)__________ and close family friends on the second of the holiday.

1. a. more                             b. most                                  c. better                                   d. best

2. a. from                              b. at                                       c. on                                         d. in

3. a. decorate                       b. sell                                    c. enjoy                                    d. draw

4. a. for                                 b. in order                            c. so                                          d. to

5. a. flowers                         b. clothes                              c. furniture                              d. faces

6. a. magical                         b. new                                   c. electrical                             d. traditional

7. a. meals                            b. holidays                           c. altars                                    d. dish

8. a. relation                         b. relatives                           c. relationship                        d. relatively   

IV. Rewrite or combine the sentences, suing the suggest words.

1. Putting a knife into an electrical socket is dangerous.

     → It is………………………………………………………………………..

2. Jane often went jogging with her sister every morning when she was young.

     → Jane used………………………………………………………………….

3. The coffee wasn’t strong. It didn’t keep us awake. (use ‘enough’)

     → The coffee…………………………………………………………………

4. “Can you fill in this form for me?” Miss Jackson said to me.

     → Miss Jackson asked me……………………………………………………

5. I spent two hours to finish this assessment report.

     → It…………………………………………………………………………..

6. The car is expensive. We can’t buy it. (use ‘too)

     → The car……………………………………………………………………

V. Rearrange the groups of words in a correct order to make complete sentences.

1. words / language / in / learners / ways / learn / different

     ______________________________________________________

2. experimented / long distance / ways of / G. Bell / speech / transmitting / over / with

     ______________________________________________________  

  

                                                                   TEST 9

II. Choose the best answer to complete the sentence. Circle A, B, C or D.

5. Susan rarely shows her feelings. She’s rather___________.

     a. generous                           b. sociable                            c. magic                                   d. reserved

6.                                                Her teacher is always proud___________ her.

     a. about                                 b. of                                       c. on                                         d. with

7. Some employers prefer you to fill___________ an application form rather than send a CV.

     a. in                                       b. up                                      c. on                                         d. for

8. They want to___________ their children in an international bilingual school.

     a. send                                  b. fill                                     c. enroll                                   d. escape

9.                                                They didn’t___________ electricity they we lived in the countryside.

     a. use to have                       b. used to have                    c. used to having                    d. be used to have

10. Be careful with that knife, Johnny or you’ll cut___________.

      a. himself                            b. yourself                            c. itself                                     d. themselves

11. May I help you? - ___________

      a. Yes, please.                    b. Sorry, thanks                   c. No, thanks. I’m fine.          d. Of course.

12. Look at those dark clouds. It___________.

      a. to rain                              b. is going to rain                c. raining                                 d. rains

Choose the sentence that best describes the notice.

13.

a. You should not swim in the sea outside this area.    

b. You should swim outside this area.

c. You should not swim today.

d. You can’t swim here.     

Manly Beach

swimming between the green flags only today please

14.

a. Anyone enjoys cartoon can join this.                         

b. If you are younger than 18, you can’t join this.

c. The maximum participants of this club is 18 kids.

d. Adults cannot join this.     

kid’s cartoon club

New members welcome.

Under – 18s only

 III. Choose the best word to complete the passage.

In the first year of junior secondary school I had some (15)________ in learning English. My pronunciation was really bad, and my English grammar was even (16)________. I did not know how (17)________ them. One afternoon after the lesson, my teacher of English told me to wait (18)________ her outside the classroom. She took me to the school library (19)________ showed me some listening CDs and books in English. She also told me how to use a dictionary to improve my English grammar, and then afterwards I (20)________ one hour each day practicing listening and reading skills. I made much progress and one year later I won the first prize in the English – Speaking Contest held for secondary school students in my hometown.

15. a. compliments                      b. resources                         c. complaints                      d. difficulties

16. a. bad                                       b. worse                                c. worst                               d. better

17. a. to improve                          b. improving                        c. improvement                  d. improved

18. a. in                                          b. to                                       c. for                                    d. about

19. a. but                                       b. then                                   c. and                                   d. so

20. a. did                                       b. spent                                 c. made                                d. was

IV. READING

Since 1877, The Fresh Air Fund has provided free summer experiences to more than 1.8 million New York City children from low-income communities. At Fresh Air camps in Fishkill, New York, and with volunteer host families along the East Coast and Southern Canada, Fresh Air kids learn to swim, play sports, discover talents, build confidence, makes friends and have fun.

Fresh Air children aged from 6 to 12, who typically live in apartment buildings, and are more familiar with busy city blocks than quiet country roads, are given the opportunity to visit with host families across 13 different states and Canada to experience the joys of summer in the country. First time visitors, 6 to 12 years old, spend one or two weeks with their host family. Youngsters who are re-invited by the same family may continue with The Fun through age 18 and may enjoy longer longer summertime visits year after year.

A visit to the home of a warm and loving volunteer host family can make all the difference in the world to an inner-city child. All it takes to create lifelong memories is laughing in the sunshine, running barefoots in the grass, riding bikes down country lanes and making new friends.

Read the text and write True and False:

21.________ The Fresh Air Fund was created to provide a better education for the poor in New York City.

22. ________ The majority of the Fresh Air kids live in the country.

23. ________ The host family will get money from the Fresh Air Fund as hosting a child.

24. ________ As taking part in this program, the inner-city children are given summer experiences that they will never forget.

Read and choose the best answer.

25. What do the passage about?

a. playing sports in the countryside       c. main activities off The Fresh Air Fund      

b. enjoying outdoor activities               d. children aged from 6 to 12 are more familiar with busy city life.

26.  The word, ‘youngsters’ in the last sentence of paragraph 2 refers to the________.

        a. host families                    b. friends                              c. first time visitors           d. joys

V. Supply the correct form of the words in capitals.  

27. Children aren’t born knowing how and why to______________ well. (BEHAVIOR)

28. This bookstore offers a wide______________ of books in foreign languages. (SELECT)

29. The restaurant is small, but it is very______________. (COMFORT)

30. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau looked______________ impressed by the Vovinam. DEEP

VI. Make the sentences with the words given.

31. not collect / since / stamps / Tam / last / Christmas.

      → ___________________________________________________________

32. This article / some / points out / tips and advice / safe / keep / children / Pokemon Go game.

      → ___________________________________________________________

VII. Rewrite the sentence without changing the meaning.

33. “Put your computer to “sleep” instead of leaving it on with the screensaver running.” my father said.

        → My father asked me_______________________________________________________

34. Peter is too young to see the horror film.

        → Peter is not______________________________________________________________

35. My brother doesn’t get up late anymore.

        → My brother used__________________________________________________________

36. He began studying Chinese three months ago.

        → He has__________________________________________________________________    

PHAM HUU LAU SCHOOL

REVISION 1ST SEMESTER TEST – ENGLISH 8 – TEST 1

I. CHOOSE THE SUITABLE WORD OR PHRASES TO FILL IN THE BLANKS

1.   c. on                                      2. c. on                                               3. a. took part           

4.   c. came across                     5. c. enough money to                     6. b. my                     

7.   d. experiment                      8. b. used to                                       9. d. no motorized vehicles

10. c. Road works.                

         

II. SUPPLY THE CORRECT WORD FORM:

1. emigrated                             2. participate                                     3. unsuccessfully

4. wisdom                                 5. exhibition                                      6. pronunciation

III. CHOOSE THE SUITABLE WORDS TO FILL IN THE BLANKS

1. b. older than                      2. b. likes                               3. a. kind                                         4. a. hard       

IV. PUT THE WORDS OR PHRASES IN CORRECT ORDER TO MAKE SENTENCES:

1. → He worked with deaf-mutes at Boston University in America.

2. → Unfortunately, the new wife was very cruel to the Little Pea.

V. READ THE PASSAGE AND DO THE TASK BELOW (TRUE OR FALSE)

1. The name of the monster is Nessie.                                                         _____True_____

2. The lake where the monster lives is near the town of Inverness.        _____True_____

3. Millions of tourists saw Nessie.                                                               _____False____

4. The lake where the monster lives is in Scotland.                                   _____True_____

5. c. famous                                                                             

6. a. 32 km                            

VI. REWRITE THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES WITHOUT CHANGING MEANING:

1. → David asked Suzy to lend him her dictionary.

2. My brother and I don’t intend to visit our grandparents this weekend.

     → My brother and I are not going to visiting our grandparents this weekend.

3. Max is too young to stay at home alone. (ENOUGH)

     → Max is not old enough to stay at home alone.

4. I got up early when I was younger, but now I don’t.

     → I used to get up early when I was younger.

VII. LISTENING: U6 – TRACK 17

1. Nga is enrolling for the activities for this____________.

     a. spring                              b. summer                            c. autumn                             d. winter

2.                                              Her home address is at____________ Tran Phu street.

     a. twelve                             b. fifteen                               c. fifty                                   d. five

3.                                              ____________Nga has phone number at home.

4. ____________ She likes playing football.

HOANG QUOC VIET SCHOOL

REVISION 1ST SEMESTER TEST – ENGLISH 8 – TEST 2

I. CHOOSE THE BEST ANSWER FOR EACH SENTENCE:

1. c. outgoing                             2. d. enrolling                        3. c. downstairs                     4.         a. for  

5.   c. underline                          6. a. Revision                        7. b. Yes. That’s very kind of you.

8. c. No parking for buses      

II. Choose the word (A, B, C D) that best fits each of the blanks space:

9. a. field                                      10. b. to know                                11. d. said

12. c. left                                      13. c. when                                     14. d. straw

III. Use the correct form of the word in brackets

15. participated                         16. Unfortunately                          17. excited

18. proud                                    19. pronunciation                          20. citizenship

IV. Put the words or phrases into correct order. Additional words or phrases are not accepted.

21. We should recycle many things in order to save money.

22. Your teacher said you should spend time on your English pronunciation.

V. Read and decided if the following sentences are true or false:

23. It is unnecessary to learn a language properly.                                                   _____False____

24. If you remember at least 2.000 words, you can speak English quite well.     _____True_____

25. You can express more ideas without learning more than 2.000 word.           _____False____

26. We can’t learn how somebody feels from the way he says the words.           _____False____

27. b. for example                    

28. c. The tone of voice can’t express emotions.

     

VI. Sentence transformation:

29. → The teacher told Tom not to put his leg on the chair.

30. → Peter used to be lazy.

31. → The test was easy enough for us to do in fifteen minutes.  

32. → This is the first time I have gone to the zoo.

VII. Listen to the tape and choose the answer with True or False:

33. The farmer discovered one of the chicken laid a gold egg.                                   __________

34. His wife didn’t want any gold eggs.                                                                          __________

35. They told their neighbors about what they had.                                                      __________

36. Don’t be foolish and greedy.                                                                                      __________

                                                    

                                                 

NGUYEN HIEN SCHOOL

REVISION 1ST SEMESTER TEST – ENGLISH 8 – TEST 3

I. Listen carefully and decide if those sentences below are True or False.  

1. Mr. Kelvin wants to make an appointment to see Mrs. Nguyen.                                  ___________

2. Secretary will have a school visit at 10:30.                                                                     ___________

3. What time is Mr. Kevin busy?

      a. 9:30                                   b. 10:15                                  c. 9:45                                    d. 10:30

4. They will meet together on___________.

      a. Monday                            b. Tuesday                             c. Wednesday                       d. Thursday

II. Choose the most appropriate words to complete the sentence:

1. c. not tall enough               

2. c. sign                                   

3. a. On                                    

4. c. of                                      

5. b. doesn’t have to              

6. d. behavior

7.                                                d. meaning

8. b. Saving water

      

III. Use the correct form of the word given in each sentences.

1. safely                                   2. behavior                                  3. suitable

4. traditional                           5. appearance                              6. eat

IV. Rearrange the groups of words in a correct order to make complete sentence.

1. You can learn all the ten words the first day and revise them the next day.

2. Many young people leave their country villages because they want the excitement.

 

V. Choose the most appropriate words to complete the passage below.

1. a. best                                    2. c. to                                    3. b. valleys                          

4. a. number                             5. b. who                                6. c. farm                               

VI. Read the passage, then decide if the statements that follow it are True or False.

1. All students study a foreign language because it is part of the school curriculum.               ___False___

2. People who wants to learn a foreign language may have one of a great number of reasons.   ___True___

3. If you want to go to other country, you mustn’t speak English fluently.                                 ___True___

4. It is obvious that there are several possible reasons for studying English.                             ___True___

5. d. four

6.                                                      b. Reasons for studying a language

VII. Rewrite each of the following sentences in another way so that it means almost the same as the sentence printed before it.

1. There used to be some trees in the fields.

2. He often takes part in outdoor activities during his summer vacation.   

3.                                             I told Daisy to lend him her dictionary for a moment.

4. This car isn’t cheap enough for us to buy for my father.

NGUYEN THI THAP SCHOOL

REVISION 1ST SEMESTER TEST – ENGLISH 8 – TEST 4

I. Listening: Textbook – Unit 2 – Read – p21

A. Listen and check True or False:  

1. Alexander Graham Bell was born in USA.                                                                 ___________

2. He worked with deaf – mutes at Boston University.                                                      ___________

3. Bell and his___________ conducted many experiments.

      a. students                      b. friend                                c. assistant                              d. colleague

4. The telephone first introduced in___________.

      a. 1847                            b. 1876                                 c. 1877                                     d. 1878

II. Choose the most appropriate answers to complete the sentences below:

5. d. in

6. c. because                      

7. c. to drive                      

8. a. themselves                

9.                                          d. A and B are right

10. c. long black curly hair                                                                                             

11. d. No, thank you. I can do it myself                      

12. d. You’re welcome

13. d. Carrie will go on vacation tomorrow.     

14. b. Visitors must not give food to the animals.

III. Use the correct form of the word given in each sentence

15. successfully                     16. voluntary                        17. organization                   18. invented

IV. Read the notice and do the tasks below.

A. True or False:     

19. The writer wasn’t scared of learning language until he learned Spanish.              ___False___

20. When the writer began learning Spanish, he found he could do it pretty well.     ___True___

21. The writer felt proud of himself when he reached that breakthrough stage.                  ___True___

22. Now he can speak Spanish, Italian, German, and Korean.                                       ___False___

B. Choose the correct answer:

23. d. unable

24. c. The writer can’t learn language well.                          

V. Write the sentences so that they are nearest in meaning to the sentences printed before:

25. Peter is not tall enough to play volleyball.

26. My mother asked me not to stay up too late.

27. I haven’t seen him for one year.

28. We have to study hard in order to pass the examination easily.

VI. Put the words or phrase in the correct order:

29. You ought to help your Mom with the housework.

30. They enjoy participating in raising funds for the poor.

VII. Complete the passage the words given below.

31. a. poor          32. c. sell            33. b. for             34. a. plant           35. b. hope         36. d. green

TRAN QUOC TUAN SCHOOL

REVISION 1ST SEMESTER TEST – ENGLISH 8 – TEST 5

I. Listening: Textbook – Unit 2 – Read – p21

A. TRUE or FALSE: 

1. The farmer once lived an uncomfortable life.                                                           ___________

2. His chicken laid a lot of eggs.                                                                                       ___________

B. CHOOSE THE BEST ANSWER: 

3. My father___________ us to the zoo when we were little boys.

      a. use to take                  b. used to take                     c. used to taking                     d. use to taking

4. There were no more golden eggs for the___________ farmer and his___________ wife.

      a. fool/greedy                b. foolish/greedy                 c. greedy/foolish                    d. poor/wise

II. Choose the most appropriate answers to complete the sentences below:

1. b. used to take               2. b. so as to                        3. b. mother tongue               

4.                                          b. to give                              5. d. Yes. That’s very kind of you.        6.         a. to stop playing

7. b. at / of                         

8. Kate hates___________ to classical music.

     a. listens                         b. listened                            c. listen                                    d. listening

9. c. so as to                       10. c. WHO                         

III. Give the correct form of the word to complete the sentence:

1. revise                             2. pronunciation                 3. decision                              4. broken

IV. Put the words or phrase in the correct order:

1. Peter studied very hard but his result was not good in the last semester.

2.                                          Peter’s teacher asked his mother to pay more attention to his study at home.

V. Read the passage and do the tasks below: 

True or False:

1. The new wife had a daughter named Little Pea.                   ___False___

2. The farmer soon died of cancer.                                             ___False___

3. Little Pea’s mother made new clothes for her.                     ___False___

4. The prince wanted to choose his wife from the village.     ___True___

Choose the suitable words or phrase to complete the sentence:

1. c. a poor farmer                   2. b. Little Pea                           

VI. Write the sentences so that they are nearest in meaning to the sentences printed before.       

1. → My father used to smoke cigarette.

2. → Miss Jackson asked Tim to try his best to improve his pronunciation

3. → I learn English so as to communicate with foreigners.

4. → I haven’t seen her since Christmas Day.

VII. Complete the passage with the words given below.  

1. a. interesting                       2. b. to help                       3. a. take part                    

4. b. used                                 5. d. recycling                   6. a. organizations
 

 NGUYEN HUU THO SCHOOL

REVISION 1ST SEMESTER TEST – ENGLISH 8 – TEST 6

I. Listening: Unit 5 – Lesson 3

1. ___________ Sarah’s grades are good.

2. ___________ Sarah’s missed 8 days of school because of sickness for the whole term.

3. Her writing is___________.

     a. fair                                b. good                                  c. satisfaction                         d. excellent

4.                                           Her participation and cooperation are___________.

     a. excellent                      b. fair                                    c. good                                     d. satisfactory  

II. Choose the correct answer: 

1.   d. Yes. That’s very kind of you.

2.   b. strong enough          

3.   b. to go                           

4.   b. since                          

5.   d. across

6.   d. yourselves

7.   a. knives not allowed  

8.   a. drink                          

III. Supply the correct form of the words in bracket:

1. pronunciation              2. applicants                        3. peaceful

4. encouragement            5. participated                     6. comfortably

IV. Read the passage, and decide whether the statements are True or False.

1. Halloween is celebrated on the last week of October every year.                        ___False___

2. Irish and Scottish people dressed up like ghosts.                                                    ___False___

3. Irish and Scottish people carried lantern made of pumpkins.                               ___False___

4. Nowadays Halloween is the same as its origins.                                                      ___False___

5. d. began                          6. a. 2000                            

V. Choose the word A, D, C or D the best fits each of the blank spaces:

 1. c. about                        2. a. take part                    3. c. recycling                   

4. a. natural                       5. b. for                              6. c. organizations            

VI. Rearrange these words into the meaningful sentence.

1. The magazine is not as large as the newspaper.

2.                                        My father has worked for this company for twenty years.
 

VII. Rewrite the sentences with the cues but without changing the meaning:

1. It’s wonderful having a new friend.

2. The teacher told the boys not to make these mistakes again.

3.                                       His parents take pride in his improvement.

4. My aunt has played guitar since she was young.

 

HUYNH TAN PHAT SCHOOL

REVISION 1ST SEMESTER TEST – ENGLISH 8 – TEST 7

I. Listening: Unit 2

A. TRUE or FALSE: 

1. The farmer once lived an uncomfortable life.                                                           ___________

2. His chicken laid a lot of eggs.                                                                                      ___________

B. CHOOSE THE BEST ANSWER: 

3. The farmer and his wife used to sell eggs to buy___________ and clothes for his family.

      a. fruit                             b. drink                                 c. food                                     d. foot

4. There were no more golden eggs for the___________ farmer and his___________ wife.

      a. fool/greedy                b. foolish/greedy                 c. greedy/foolish                    d. poor/wise

II. Choose the most appropriate answers to complete the sentences below:

1. b. wisdom                       2. a. should                          3. c. to go                                 4.   b. in order to

5. a. of                                 6. b. beautiful large round wooden                                   7.   a. don’t have to

8. c. Height limit               

III. Put the words in the correct order.

1. Language learners should try different ways of learning work so as to find out the best ways for themselves.

2. The teacher asked Susan to go to the board.

IV. Give the correct form of the words in brackets.

1. dangerous                     2. volunteer                         3. generous

4. Unfortunately              5. inventions                        6. participate

V. Fill each blank with a suitable word.

1. b. in                                 2. c. himself                          3. b. science                          

4. c. teaching                      5. c. successfully                6. b. many                              

VI. Read the passage.

Decide whether the following statements are true or false.

1. The writer’s parents appeared on a TV quiz show a few nights ago.                  ___False___

2. Jenny was gone out off the game because she got the wrong answer.                ___True___

3. The program started at 7:30.                                                                                      ___True___

4. She didn’t get any money from the show.                                                               ___False___

Choose the best answer.

1. a. the TV quiz show    2. c. proud of                      

VII. Write the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first one.

1. You have to wear a helmet when you ride a motorbike.

2.                                       Peter is not to old enough to see the horror film.

3. We used to be a good friend.

4. The doctor told the boy to take a few days off.

SAO VIET SCHOOL

REVISION 1ST SEMESTER TEST – ENGLISH 8 – TEST 8

A. Listening: Unit 7

I. Listen to the conversation and decide whether the following statements are True (T) or False (F)

1. Na does not know the neighborhood very well.                                                        ___________

2. Na will go to the photo exhibition this weekend.                                                      ___________

B. Writing

I. Choose the correct answers to fill in the blanks of the following sentences:

1.   d. not to make

2.   d. has been

3.   a. in                                

4.   a. field                           

5.   a. should practicing     

6.   c. What can I help you?                                               

7.   c. The library used to open on Fridays.

8.   c. Someone has just painted a door here. 

II. Give the correct form and tense of the word to complete the sentence:

1. wisdom

2. fortunate

3. don’t have to

4. chatting

III. Read the passage and decide which answer A, B, C or D best fits each space.

1. b. most                     

2. c. on                         

3. a. decorate               

4. d. to

5. b. clothes                 

6. d. traditional

7. a. meals                    

8. a. relation                

IV. Rewrite or combine the sentences, suing the suggest words.

1. → It is dangerous to put a knife into an electrical socket.

2. → Jane used to joy with her sister every morning when she was young.

3. → The coffee isn’t strong enough to help us awake.

4. → Miss Jackson asked me to fill in this form.

5. → It takes me 2 hours to finish this assessment report.

6. → The car is too expensive for me to buy.

V. Rearrange the groups of words in a correct order to make complete sentences.

1. Language learners learn words in different ways.

2. Bell experimented with says of transmitting speech over a long distance

 

VIETNAM AUSTRALIA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

REVISION 1ST SEMESTER TEST – ENGLISH 8 – TEST 9

I. Listen to

A. Listen to the dialogue and do two tasks below. The recording will be played three times.

1. ___________ The farmer’s life was quite difficult before he found a golden egg.

2. ___________ The farmer discovered the golden egg when he watered the plants. 

B. Listen and choose the best answer. Circle A, B, C or D.

3 The___________ cut open all the chickens to find more golden eggs.

     a. farmer’s daughter                b. farmer’s son              c. farmer’s wife               d. farmer

4. The farmer was___________ and his wife was___________.

     a. intelligent – greedy      b. foolish – greedy              c. foolish – lazy      d. greedy – wise

II. Choose the best answer to complete the sentence. Circle A, B, C or D.

5. d. reserved                 6. b. of                           7.a. in                                                 8.c. enroll 

9. a. use to have            10. b. yourself              11. c. No, thanks. I’m fine.             12. b. is going to rain                                   

Choose the sentence that best describes the notice.

13. a. You should not swim in the sea outside this area.

14. d. Adults cannot join this.

 III. Choose the best word to complete the passage.

15. d. difficulties                         16. b. worse                         17. a. to improve              

18. c. for                                        19. c. and                              20. b. spent                        

IV. READING

Read the text and write True and False:

21. ____F____ The Fresh Air Fund was created to provide a better education for the poor in New York City.

22. ____F____ The majority of the Fresh Air kids live in the country.

23. ____F____ The host family will get money from the Fresh Air Fund as hosting a child.

24. ____T____ As taking part in this program, the inner-city children are given summer experiences that they will never forget.

Read and choose the best answer.

25. c. main activities off The Fresh Air Fund                       26. c. first time visitors   

V. Supply the correct form of the words in capitals.  

27. behave             28. selection                              29. comfortable                       30. deeply

VI. Make the sentences with the words given.

31. Tam has collect stamps since last Christmas.

32. This article points out some tups and advice for keeping children safe on Pokémon Go game.

VII. Rewrite the sentence without changing the meaning.

33. → My father asked me to put my computer to “sleep” instead of leaving it on with the screensaver running.

34. → Peter is not old enough to see the horror film.

35. → My brother used to get up late.

36. → He has studied Chinese for three months.