Choose the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in pronunciation.
Choose the word that differs from the other three in the position of primary stress.
Choose the correct answer to complete each of the following sentences.
Doing household chores together helps strengthen the family __________.
My father is responsible __________ cooking dinner as my mother usually comes home late.
We were all __________ when going to this festival because we could enjoy amazing performances.
If we all __________ a greener lifestyle, our planet will become a better place.
We should cut down on plastic use __________ plastic waste is harmful to the environment.
We expected __________ Peter at the stadium, but he didn't show up.
I've bought the tickets. I __________ my idols perform live in the concert this Sunday!
Choose the correct answer to complete each of the following exchanges.
Mia: “Shall we go to the theatre this weekend?”
Ann: “I think doing housework helps children develop life skills.”
Provide the correct form of the verbs in brackets.
a. Please keep quiet! I (listen) to the radio. You know I (listen) to the news in the mornings.
b. Joan thinks the Conservatives (win) the next election.
c. People sometimes (fall) when they go skiing for the first time.
d. Last year, the company (build) a new factory, which cost millions of dollars.
Find the mistake in each sentence, then choose the correct answer to replace it.
a. Parents shouldn't let their children to watch inappropriate TV shows.
b. Chau van singing recognised as part of Vietnamese national culture.
c. The children are going to dress up and performing at the end-of-year party.
d. The chores are divided equally in our family, or everyone has some responsibilities.
Choose the correct answer to fill in each of the blanks in the passage.
Nowadays, the number of working mother (16) __________ increasing significantly. In many families today, mothers continue to work not only for career satisfaction (17) __________ for the income. In most families with working mothers, each person (18) __________ a more active role in the household. The father as a breadwinner is more likely to help (19) __________ household chores and child rearing. The children also help with the housework. As a result, they can learn (20) __________ life skills and they learn (21) __________ to take care of themselves. These positive outcomes are most likely when the working mother feels valued and supported by family, friends, and coworkers.
Violin player Jack Calder plays in the Australian band, Ocean Blue
Jack Calder started playing the violin when he was ten. ‘My music teacher played and one day he asked if anyone wanted to learn. Some girls put up their hands and so did I. I didn't have a violin, but my uncle said I could use his. The lessons were really hard at first, but playing the violin soon became important to me.'
After leaving school, Jack moved to Melbourne. For a time, he preferred listening to music to playing it. The rock music he listened to sounded very different from violin music, so he bought an electric violin, and started putting the things he liked about rock music into the music he played on his violin.
A year later, Jack met a small group of Melbourne musicians. ‘We all thought about music in the same way and started Ocean Blue together. A year later, we were playing lots of concerts, and our music was selling well. But we didn't want this to make us different people. We didn't want to stop being friends.'
Jack met many people who think playing the violin is an unusual career, but he doesn't agree with them. ‘I think it's the best thing in the world. I guess I'm lucky that way. The internet has changed music, but when I walk into a violin shop it's like entering another world – one where time has stopped. Someone has looked after these beautiful old instruments that are two or three hundred years old. I think that's amazing.'
Read the text and decide if the sentences are true (T) or false (F).
|Jack was the only person at school to play the violin.|
|Jack first learned to play on an instrument he borrowed.|
|Jack changed the kind of music he played on the violin.|
|Ocean Blue was founded as soon as Jack left school.|
|It took many years for the band to become successful.|
|Jack thinks he's lucky because he loves what he does.|
Complete each second sentence so that its meaning remains the same to the given one. No more than FIVE words in each blank.
a. They have sold all the tickets for the concert.
➝ All the tickets for the concert .
b. They will introduce new regulations next year.
➝ New regulations .
c. Although the weather was bad, we had a good time.
➝ In spite , we had a good time.
d. The wounded woman is being helped by them.
➝ the wounded woman.