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VII)-Complete the conversation, using the past continuous of the verbs in brackets. Practise the conversation with your partner.

VII)-Complete the conversation, using the past continuous of the verbs in brackets. Practise the conversation with your partner.

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Bài tập tiếng anh 8 thí điểm – Lưu Hoằng Trí

“Buffalo, you are so big. (2)____________ do you let this weak man beat you?”,
he asked.
The buffalo answered, “The man is small (3)______________ his wisdom is big.”
The tiger did not understand what wisdom was (4)__________ he shouted at the
man. “Hey you, man, what is wisdom? Let me see it.”
“Wisdom? Oh, my wisdom (5)____________ at home,” replied the man, looking
at the tiger’s teeth and claws.
“Go home (6)_____________ get it. Bring it here so that I can see it,” the tiger
ordered.
“Oh, no! I am afraid that you will eat my buffalo (7)______________ I am gone.
(8)_____________ you agree to be tied with rope, I will run home and fetch the
wisdom.”
The tiger agreed. (9)______________ fastening the tiger, the farmed beat its
back.
“(10)______________ is my wisdom. This is my wisdom”, he explained.
1. A. pull
2. A. What
3. A. and
4. A. and
5. A. is
6. A. but
7. A. why
8. A. While
9. A. Before
10. A. Here
C. SPEAKING

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I)-Complete the conversation between Nick and Phong about the legend of the MidAutumn Festival with the responses given (A-H). Practise the conversation with your
partner.

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A.

B.

C.

D.

E.
F.

G.

H.

Bài tập tiếng anh 8 thí điểm – Lưu Hoằng Trí

One day, Hou Yi met Wangmu (the Queen of Heaven) on the way to find his old
friend. Wangmu presented him an elixir which, if took, would cause him to move
up immediately to heaven and become a god.
Your memory is good. And then Hou Yi took the food that Chang E liked to an
altar and offered it as a sacrifice for her. After hearing that Chang E become a
goddess, folk people also offered sacrifices to Chang E to pray for peace and good
luck. Since then, the custom of sacrificing to the moon has been spread among
the folklore.
On hearing of this amazing feat and the hero who performed it, people came
from far and wide to learn from him. Peng Meng was among these people. Later,
Hou Yi married a beautiful and kind-hearted woman named Chang E and lived a
happy life.
On realizing what happened to his wife, Hou Yi was so sad that he shouted Chang
E’s name to the sky. He was amazed to see a figure which looked just like his wife
appeared in the Moon.
In some Asian countries, like China or Viet Nam, we accepted the story of Chang
E the origin of the Mid-Autumn Festival.
You’re right. Three days later, while Hou Yi was out hunting, Peng Meng rushed
into the backyard and demanded that Chang E should hand over the elixir.
Knowing that she could not win, she took out the elixir and swallowed it
immediately. The moment she drank it, she flew out of the window and up into
the sky. Chang E’s great love for her husband drew her towards the Moon, which
is the nearest place to the earth on the heaven.
It is said that in ancient times, ten suns existed and the extreme heat made
people’s lives very difficult. It was the hero Hou Yi, who, owing to his great
strength, shot down nine of the ten suns.
That’s it. Unfortunately, Peng Meng secretly saw Hou Yi give the potion to his
wife.

Phong: Hi, Nick. Nice to see you on Monday. Did you enjoy the Mid-Autumn Festival in
Viet Nam this year?
Nick: Hello, Phong. Thanks a lot. I really enjoyed this festival. It’s for all teenagers like
us.
Phong: Yeah. It’s colourful and very exciting with moon cakes and the lanterns in all
shapes.
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Nick: But I had a question. Did the festival have an origin from any legend in your
country?
Phong: (1)______________________________________________________________
Nick: What did the legend begin?
Phong: (2)______________________________________________________________
Nick: Awesome! What a hero!
Phong: (3)______________________________________________________________
Nick: Wow, good news for him. What happened next, Phong?
Phong: (4)______________________________________________________________
Nick: Really? Elixir? A liquid with magical power!
Phong: (5)______________________________________________________________
Nick: I don’t think something good would happen to the hero and his wife.
Phong: (6)______________________________________________________________
Nick: I feel sorry for Hong Yi and Chang E. What did Hou Yi do after that?
Phong: (7)______________________________________________________________
Nick: I also read it in the book: we could see the image of Chang E and her palace at full
moon.
Phong: (8)______________________________________________________________
Nick: How wonderful the legend is! Thank you so much, Phong!
Phong: You’re welcome! Let’s go to our classroom!
II)-Read the story, and then complete the conversation.
Practise it with a partner.
The Emperor’s New Clothes: a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen
Long ago, a foolish emperor didn’t spend any time doing the things an emperor
should do, but he was only interested in trying on new clothes and parading them in
front of his people.
One day, two strangers arrived, offering the chance to try some magical cloth,
which would be invisible to anyone who was a fool, or not suitable for their job.
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The Emperor ordered some cloth to be prepared, paying two bags of gold for it.
The Chief Minister and a servant couldn’t see the cloth, but neither wanted to tell the
truth because they didn’t want to lose their jobs. The Emperor thought the same thing,
and ordered a suit of clothes to be made at the cost of more gold.
The cheating strangers helped him into the imaginary clothes and he went on a
procession through the town. Nobody wanted to admit that they couldn’t see the
clothes, until a small boy shouted that the Emperor had nothing on at all. This caused
the rest of the crowd to start laughing. The Emperor just carried on with his parade –
thinking the people were all the fools.
A: I’ve just read a very interesting story named “The Emperor’s New Clothes”
B: Really? Do you know the author of that story?
A: It was written (1)______________________________________________________
B: What kind of story is it?
A: I think (2)____________________________________________________________
B: Who are the main characters in it?
A: They are (3)___________________________________________________________
B: The Emperor? How was he? Was he kind to his people?
A: Of course, not. He was foolish and he (4)___________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
B: What happened then?
A: One day, two strangers arrived, and they told (5)_____________________________
which was invisible to fools.
B: Sounds exciting. What happened next?
A: The Chief Minister and the servant pretended to see the magic cloth, and the
Emperor (6)_____________________________________________________________.
B: What happened when the “magic” cloth was completed?
A: The Emperor went on a procession through the town. Nobody wanted to admit that
they couldn’t see the clothes, until (7)________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
B: What’s the end of the story?
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