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II)-Match the questions in column A with the suitable answers in column B. In pairs, make a conversation about this festival, and practise it.

II)-Match the questions in column A with the suitable answers in column B. In pairs, make a conversation about this festival, and practise it.

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4. What is Hue
Festival for?
5. What
performances
can we see
during the
festival?
6. What are the
cultural and
traditional
events at Hue
Festival?

________
________

________

sporting activities like boat race, human chess,
etc.
D. It lasts one week, usually in April, May or June.
E. It is Hue Festival.

F. Every two years.

D. READING
I)-Read the passage about the Pig Slaughter Festival and do
the tasks that follow.
Viet Nam Pig Slaughter Festival
The traditional Pig Slaughter Festival is held on the 6 th day of the Lunar New Year
in Nem Thuong Village, in Bac Ninh Province. This festival is held to commemorate a
general in the Ly Dynasty – Doan Thuong, who reclaimed this land. According to legend,
the general brought his troops to this land and slaughtered with male pigs to feed his
soldiers. The Pig Slaughter Festival originated from this. Pig blood in the festival is
believed to symbolize prosperity, vitality and good harvest. However, the festival is
known as the most brutal in the country, and many people have asked the government
to stop the festival. “Animal Asia” – an international organization to protect anmal
rights – is calling on the Vietnamese authorities to end the Nem Thuong Pig Slaughter
Festival.
Task 1: Match a word in column A with its definition in column B, writing the answer
in each blank.
Answer

A

______

1. slaughter (n)

B
A. the state of being full of energy
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______

2. reclaim (v)

B. soldiers in a large group

______

3. troops (n)

C. to make land suitable for use

______

4. symbolize (v)

D. the killing of animals for meat

______

5. vitality (n)

E. to be a symbol of something

Task 2: Read the passage again, and then answer the following questions.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.

Where and when is the Pig Slaughter Festival held?
_________________________________________________________________
What is the purpose of this festival?
_________________________________________________________________
What legend did the festival originate from?
_________________________________________________________________
What is pig blood in the festival believed to symbolize?
_________________________________________________________________
Why is the festival asked to stop by many people?
_________________________________________________________________

II)-Choose the word or phrase among A, B, C or D that best fits
the blank space in the following passage.
Kate Festival
Kate Festival is (1)________ by the Cham people for 3 days at the beginning of
October. This event is held in a large space in the three Champa Towers (Po Nagar, Po
Klong Garai and Po Rome). The main purpose of the festival is to (2)__________ their
heroes like to Po Klong Garai and Po Rome. (3)_________, the festival is a chance for
the local people to relax, meet and wish one another (4)______ in the future.
This is one of the biggest and most important events of the Cham people in
Vietnam. (5)___________, it is a good opportunity for the visitors to explore the
(6)_________ in the Cham culture, from architecture to costumes, instruments and
traditional songs that are used to praise their kings in the past. The Kate festival in each
tower starts at the same time on the same day, and the day after, villages and family
begin to hold their own rites. During the rite, the people (7)________ their ancestors
and gods with the help of a shaman, and then pray (8)________ health and prosperity.
The actual festivals (9)___________ after the rites. It is a combination of traditional

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music and dance, including some activities (10)________ performances of Ginang Drum
and Saranai Flute or the traditional dance of Cham girls.
1.
2.

A. organize
B. organized
A. commemorat B. see
e
3. A. However
B. Nevertheless
4. A. lucky
B. happy
5. A. However
B. Therefore
6. A. beautiful
B. beautifully
7. A. call
B. ask
8. A. to
B. about
9. A. take place
B. take places
10. A. such
B. so
III)-Read the passage about Chol
do the tasks that follow.

C. hold
C. watch

D. being held
D. love

C. Therefore
D. Moreover
C. fortune
D. dream
C. Because
D. Although
C. charm
D. charming
C. shout
D. speak
C. of
D. for
C. take part
D. take the place
C. like
D. like as
Chnam Thmay Festival, and

Chol Chnam Thmay Festival
This holiday is the New Year festival in ancient calendar of Khmer people. Held in
mid-April, the festival occurs in 3 days (4 days for the leap year). People prepare new
clothe, food and drinks for whole festival days. They also repair, clean and decorate
their house. Everyone is excited to care for holiday.
At night of New Year’s Eve, every family prepares a lavish meal, burns incense
and candles to welcome the new god, farewell the old god. On the altar, they present 5
flower branches, 5 candles, 5 incenses, 5 cereal seeds and fruit crops. They pray for
health and luck in the New Year.
On the first New Year – Chol Chnam Thmay, major activities are bathing, dressing
nice, bringing sacrifice gifts to the temple in good time which has been selected.
On Wonbof day – the second day, they make rice offerings and cover the sand
mountain. People cook rice and bring it to the temple in the morning and the
afternoon.
On Lom Sak day – the third day, they do Buddha bathing and monk-bathing
ceremony. In the morning, people bring breakfast to monks and listen to the sermon. At
noon, they burn the lamps, offer sacrifice gifts and bring fragrant water to bathe
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Buddha statues. After the ceremony at the temple, the monks go to the grave to pray
for the souls of those who died.
Task 1: Match a word in column A with its definition in column B, writing the answer
in each blank.
Answer

A

B

______

1. lavish (adj)

______

2. farewell (v)

A. to speak to a god to give thanks or to ask for
something.
B. a speech on a religious matter

______

3. monk (n)

C. large in amount or number

______

4. sermon (n)

D. having a pleasant smell

______

5. fragrant (adj)

E. say goodbye

F. a man who has decided to live a religious life in a
community
Task 2: Read the passage again, and then answer the following questions.

______

7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.

6. pray (v)

What is the festival?
_________________________________________________________________
When is it held? And how long does it last?
_________________________________________________________________
What do people prepare to celebrate the festival?
_________________________________________________________________
How do Khmer people prepare the altar at night of New Year’s Eve?
_________________________________________________________________
What do people do on the first New Year Day?
_________________________________________________________________
When do people cook rice and bring it to the temple?
_________________________________________________________________
When do they do Buddha bathing and monk-bathing ceremony?
_________________________________________________________________
What do the monks do after doing Buddha bathing and monk-bathing ceremony?
_________________________________________________________________

E. WRITING
I)-Connect each pair of sentences, using the conjunction or conjunctive adverbs given
in brackets.
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2.

3.

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On New Year’s Eve, the Vietnamese put fruits on the altar. They also arrange
watermelon and traditional cakes such as chung cakes. (and)
_________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________
Many people go to pagodas or churches on New Year’s Day to pray for the
coming year. Many others remain in their home in front of the altar to welcome
the ancestors through prayer. (while)
_________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________
People from Western countries do not follow ancestor worship. Ancestor worship
is considered a type of religious practices in some Asian countries. (although)
_________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________
Xoan singing is still in the memory of folk artists in Phu Tho Province. They always
try their best to hand down offspring the old style of singing in the activities of
the clubs. (because)
_________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________

II)-Make sentences about the Giong Festival, using the words
and phrases given. You can add some words and make
changes.
1.

2.

The Giong Festival/ held/ the 6th/ the 12th/ the 4th lunar month/ several venues
around Ha Noi.
_________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________
The festival/ commemorate/ Saint Giong/ who/ defeat/ the An.
_________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________

3.

It/ also/ an opportunity/ hope for abundant harvest/ happy lives/ and express
patriotism.
_________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________
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During/ festival/ villagers/ the statue bathing/ processions of bamboo flowers/
Soc Temple.
_________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________
The festival/ provide/ many entertaining activities/ including/ folk games/
traditional singing performances.
_________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________
The festival/ recognized/ UNESCO/ as an intangible heritage/ mankind.
_________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________

5.

6.

TEST (UNIT 5)
I)-Choose the word which has a different stress pattern from
the others.
1.

A. malnutrition

B. prohibition

C. recommenda D. superstitious
tion
2. A. application
B. congratulation C. recreation
D. education
3. A. exhaustion
B. maintenance
C. opinion
D. pollution
4. A. reduction
B. competition
C. objection
D. appearance
5. A. comparison
B. organization
C. communicati D. socialization
on
II)-Choose the best answer A, B, C or D to complete the
sentences.
6. _________ different regions and religious have a variety in marital
arrangements, the arranged is a traditional feature of every community.
A. Because
B. Although
C. While
D. When
7. The Vietnamese are influenced by Buddhist theology and Confucian
philosophy, _________ they believe in fate in marriage.
A. and
B. but
C. so
D. yet
8. Always take your shoes off before you enter a temple in India, __________
you will be considered impolite.
A. otherwise
B. therefore
C. however
D. moreover
9. “Giao Thua” is the most sacred time of the year; ________, the first
houseguest to offer the first greeting is very important.
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