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When there is a ___________, a lot of water covers an area where there usually isn’t water.

When there is a ___________, a lot of water covers an area where there usually isn’t water.

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Thousands of villagers ____________ from flood-prone areas after the warnings
from the weather bureau.
Tiny particles of dust, smoke, salt or pollution droplets that ___________ through
the air to cause haze.
The fires ____________ for more than a week in the southern region of Chile,
which has been hit by a severe drought.

V)-Circle the correct verbs in the brackets in this story.
My Great Grandmother Meets Hurricane Cleo
Hurricane Cleo struck the United States in August, 1964. My great grandmother,
Ana, was travelling in Miami when the hurricane struck. She (1. said/told) me that she
still remembers how scared everyone was.
She (2. said/told) me that the hotel (3. has called/ had called) her room one
morning and (4. had said/ had told) her that a big storm (5. is/ was) on its way. They
said that all hotel guests (6. have to/ had to) stay in the hotel until the weather forecast
(7. tell/said) that it (8. is/was) safe to leave.
She stayed in her room and she turned on the TV, the reports said that a lot of
people (9. have been/ had been) injured and that all the roads (10. are/were) flooded.
She always (11. says/said) that she still (12. feels/felt) lucky to have survived Hurricane
VI)-Complete the sentences with the past perfect form of the
verbs in brackets.

Anita said she was very sorry for what she (do)______________.
When Sam (pay)_______________ the bill, we felt the restaurant and went
It wasn’t surprising that she was tired – she (not sleep)__________ for two days.
The road was blocked because a lorry (break down) _____________.
My mother felt very nervous on the plane because she (not fly) _________
___________ (they/go) home when you arrived?
I (hear)___________ the story before, so I didn’t find it very interesting.
After she (try on)____________ all the dresses in the shop, she bought the most
expensive one.
They (not have)___________ breakfast when I got up.


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10. The children were very excited because they (not see)____________ a tiger
VII)-Complete the sentences with the correct form of the verbs
in brackets.

After Nick (do)______________ his homework, he (go)____________ to bed last
Mai (live)__________ in Hai Phong for five years before she (move)___________
to Ha Noi three years ago.
Phong (tell)____________ me yesterday that he (learn)___________ French for a
Ms Hong (work)__________ at our school for twenty years before she (retire)
_____________ last June.
By the time I (get)__________ to Nick’s house, his party (already/ start)
When we (come)_____________ back to our home village last month, it
(change)___________ so much.
I couldn’t recognize my cousin because he (grow)____________ a lot.
By the time the bus (come)__________ this morning. Duong (wait)___________
for it for half an hour.

VIII)-Complete the sentences with the correct form of the
verbs in brackets.



Thousands of homes were flooded after Cyclone Kormen (hit)__________
By the time the storm hit the fishing village, all of the boats (return) __________
to the port.
After several weeks without any drops of rain, the region (suffer)___________
from a severe shortage of water for people and animals.
Last week the landslide (occur)____________ after it (rain) _______________
heavily for three days in several villages in the mountainous district of Xin Man,
Ha Giang Province.
Earlier on August 2, the officials (say)_____________ seven people were killed in
the northern provinces of Dien Bien, Lai Chau, and Son La after rain (cause)
_____________ extensive floods across the region.
Mount Fuji in Japan last (erupt)_____________ in 1708, and its eruption (cover)
_____________ the surrounding villages with ash.


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IX)-Read the passage, and put the verbs in brackets in the
correct passive forms.
The Titanic was a huge ship. It (1. build)___________ in Liverpool, England, and
sank on its first trip in 1912. Today, you can visit the Titanic Museum in Missouri,
USA and see what life was like for people on the Titanic. Visitors (2. greet)
_____________ y people in costumes and (3. give)__________ tickets for their
journey. Inside, the museum (4. decorate)____________ with things from the real
Titanic passengers, like clothes, letters, and jewelry. All the items (5.
keep)____________ in good conditions. You can learn about the passengers and
explore the world’s most famous ship.
X)-Fill in each blank with ONE suitable word.
El Nino and La Nina
The tropical Pacific Ocean (1)______________ a warming and cooling cycle. This
cycle is a completely natural event and usually (2)___________ between three to seven
When the waters become (3)______________, it is called El Nino, and when they
become cooler it is called La Nina. During the cycle, the (4)___________ of the ocean
can change by around 3oC between the warmest and coolest times.
(5)_____________ off the South American coast have known about this
(6)____________ event for hundreds of years. When it (7)____________, they see a
huge fall in the numbers of fish caught. But scientists are only just beginning to
(8)____________ how the event affects Earth’s weather and climate.
I)-Rearrange the sentences to make a suitable conversation by
writing the correct number (1-7) in each blank.
___________A. Thank goodness for that
___________B. What a shame!
___________C. What’s going on in the news today?
___________D. Really?
___________E. But there haven’t been any deaths
___________F. Well, the Times says there was a terrible storm in the north


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___________G. Yes. It says lots of houses were destroyed
II)-Rearrange the sentences in order to make a meaningful
conversation, writing the number (1-10) in each blank.
Then practice it with your classmate.
___________A. Nick: A levee is a wall built next to a river to stop the river from
overflowing. Well, local people felt angry because the government did not prepare New
Orleans for a disaster like Hurricane Katrina, and people did not have shelter and food.
___________B. Duong: Why did it cause a lot of damage in New Orleans?
___________C. Nick: Yes. Hurricane Katrina was one of the strongest storms to affect the
coast of the United States for the last 100 years.
___________D. Nick: Yes, but the government did not provide help in time
___________E. Nick: Because the levees all over the city of New Orleans were broken
and collapsed, then 80% of the city was left under water.
___________F. Duong: Really? That’s awful. America is a rich country.
___________G. Duong: The strongest storm for the last 100 years? What happened
___________H. Duong: This morning our teacher talked about Hurricane Katrina in
America in 2005. Do you know much about it, Nick?
___________I. Duong: What are the levees, Nick?
___________J. Nick: At first, it was only a tropical depression, and then it quickly grew in
strength and soon became a tropical storm.
I)-Read the following brochure, and then tick () the
statements that the article recommends.
A Family Emergency Plan
The best way to deal with an emergency or a disaster is to prepare for it before it
happens. You can do this by making a family emergency plan. Here are some tips on
how to prepare one.
• Put a list of emergency phone numbers, including the police, fire, and emergency
medical department near every phone.


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• Make an emergency supplies kit. This should include canned food, bottled water,
flashlights, matches, batteries, blankets, a battery-operated radio, a first-aid kit,
• Teach responsible family members how and when to shut off water and
electricity sources in the house.
• Learn basic first aid.
• Decide what you will take and where you will go if you have to evaluate.
• Decide what to do if your family is separated. Choose a place to meet in case you
can’t return to your home.
• Regularly review and practice your plans.
1. Have a plan in case there is an emergency or disaster.

2. Write down emergency telephone numbers.

3. Gather together some things you might need in an emergency.

4. Show young children how to turn on and off the water and electricity.

5. Know how to use the items in a first-aid kit.

6. Decide when to evaluate.

7. Find a place for everyone in your family to go if you aren’t together.

8. Practise your plans one time.

II)-Choose the word or phrase among A, B, C or D that best fits
the blank space in the following passage.
El Nino is a weather phenomenon of the Pacific Ocean which is (1)__________ by
an abnormal (2)____________ of water on the surface of the ocean. It has the
(3)_____________ to influence global weather patterns as it brings drought to some
continents and (4)___________ rain to others. It was first (5)_____________ by
fishermen coming from Spanish ports in the Pacific in the the 17 th century. It got its
name (Spanish for ‘boy child’) because it usually takes (6)____________ near Christmas
time. It can cause catastrophic (7)___________. The 1982 El Nino (8)___________ in
1,500 deaths, but it can be a lot worse than that. Sea animals, (9)____________ fish
and birds, also die in large numbers. It is (10)_____________ that sailors in the Pacific
can smell the dead sea-life during El Nino.

A. happened

B. caused

C. origin

D. done