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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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1.



2.



3.



4.



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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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