Bài tập Tiếng Anh 9

Bài tập Tiếng Anh 9

2. Listen to some tourists telephoning a tourist information center in Sydney. What are

they looking for? Complete the table.

a. Somewhere to relax, swim and sunbathe

b. Panoramic view of the city

c. Battleships and historic ships

d. Somewhere educational, interesting museum

Compound nouns

In English we can use nouns as adjectives. For example:

Water sport

Stork sanctuary

Adventure tour

The relationship between the two nouns can be of many kinds, including:

Place:

Time:

mountain slopes, city center

summer holiday, weekend break

Function: golf course, swimming pool

Material: paper bag, iron bridge, stone cathedral

 

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Unit 1 
Tourist Information
Section 1
Language Focus
Vocabulary 
1. Work in pairs. Match the words to the correct pictures.
a. Tourist Attractions
a.	Floating market	d.	Waterfall

g.	Market
b.	Jungle
c.	Bay
1.___________
4.___________
7.___________
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e.	Grotto
f.	Bird sanctuary
2.___________
5.___________
8.___________
h.	Pagoda
i.	Beach
3.___________
6.___________
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b. Tourist Activities
a.	Fishing 
b.	Swimming 
c.	Bird watching 
d.	Kayaking
e.	Scuba diving
f.	Skiing
1. ___________
5.___________
9. ___________

2. ___________
6. ___________
10. ___________

g.	Skating 
h.	Hiking
i.	Horse riding
j.	Playing golf 
k.	Sailing
l.	Biking
3. ___________
7. ___________
11. ___________

4. ___________
8. ___________
12. ___________
2. Listen to some tourists telephoning a tourist information center in Sydney. What are
they looking for? Complete the table.
a. Somewhere to relax, swim and sunbathe
b. Panoramic view of the city
c. Battleships and historic ships
d. Somewhere educational, interesting museum 
Enquirer What the enquirer is looking for
1
2
3
4
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Compound nouns
In English we can use nouns as adjectives. For example:
Water sport 
Stork sanctuary 
Adventure tour
The relationship between the two nouns can be of many kinds, including:
Place: 
Time: 
mountain slopes, city center
summer holiday, weekend break 
Function: 	golf course, swimming pool
Material: 	paper bag, iron bridge, stone cathedral
Practice
1. Match the nouns in A and B. 
A
Theme
Tour
Shopping
Boat
Water
Capital
2. Rewrite these sentences without changing the meaning.

B
City
Sports
Trip
Park
Guide
Mall
Ex: - It takes five minutes to walk from the hotel to the beach.
- It’s a five-minute walk from the hotel to the beach.
a. It takes two hours o drive to the airport.
b. You can visit the sanctuary which extends to over 4 hectares in Thot Not, Can Tho.
c. We stayed in a hotel with three stars.
d. The journey to Cai Rang floating market takes 3 hours.
Advice and suggestions
We can give advice to someone by using the following structures.
•	If you’re looking for .., then go to 
•	Don’t miss 
•	 .. is a must for any visitors to ..(city).
•	You can’t leave .. (city) without 
Practice
Pairwork: Student A:	You have 2 days off work. You want to go somewhere 
relaxing this weekend. Go to a tourist information center to ask for some information
for your trip. 
Student B: A customer comes and asks you some information for his/her trip. Give
him/her some suggestions about where to go and what to do. 
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Section 2
Reading
1.	Pre-reading
a.	Where did you spend your last vacation? What did you do there? Which places
did you visit?
b.	Where did you get information about that trip? (From your relatives? Friends?
Coworkers? Internet?)
c.	Do you feel satisfied with the information you got? Why?
2.	Reading
TOURIST INFORMATION OFFICES
The tourism department operates tourism information offices in many origin
countries. A tourism information office promotes, or builds, travel to a destination
country through advertising and special promotional activities. For example,
representatives of the information office give	brochures about vacations, the 
destination country, and special tours to travel agents in the origin country. A brochure
is a printed folder, or pamphlet, about a place, product, or company. Brochures
advertising tourism are written, printed, and supplied to information offices in origin 
countries by the tourism department.
Mr. Carter is the director (manager) of a tourism information office. He has a
large staff. A staff in a business office is a group of people who work together. The 
staff includes people who work directly with travel agents; others who do work with
companies and businesses; people who contact newspapers and television and radio
stations; some who work with airlines and hotels; people who write advertising; and
information clerks and secretaries.
One of Mr. Carter's most important jobs is that of public relations director. The
purpose of this job is to establish a good attitude toward his country among the public
(people) of the origin country. As part of this job, he supervises the writing and
distribution of press releases (news stories) for the media. Media refers to all the ways 
of spreading information, such as newspapers, radio, television, and other means of
communication. Media is a plural word, meaning it refers to all these means. Radio is 
a medium of communication; it is one of the media used for advertising. Public
relations people place special news stories in the media to help build interest in the
destination country. Advertisements in the media, paid for by the tourism department,
also help establish interest.
Employees in public relations and advertising must be fluent in English if they
work in English-speaking countries. "To be fluent" means to speak, read, and write a
language almost as well as the natives do. Mr. Carter's staff members write
advertisements, news releases, and brochures to promote travel to their country. They 
give lectures (talks) and show films about their country to groups of people. They 
answer questions about travel to their country.
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Mr. Carter holds	press	conferences whenever something of importance or
interest happens in his country. A press conference is a meeting attended by reporters
from newspapers, magazines, radio, or television. At a press conference, someone 
makes announcements that their readers, listeners, or viewers might find interesting. 
Whenever an important person from his country visits, Mr. Carter holds a press
conference to introduce that person to the representatives of the media. Such news
items help to build interest in and knowledge about his country.
Information offices also give tourists and immigrants helpful information. The
clerks give them any necessary documents or visas that may be required for entrance.
The staff can also tell them about different laws and regulations in the destination
country.
Mr. Carter and his staff also work with businesses and industries that might be
interested in either moving to or doing business with the destination country. Mr.
Carter's country wants foreign industries to come and help build industry there. The 
country is also interested in exporting some of its products. In turn, the country is
anxious to get the best prices on products imported from other countries.
Wherever they go and whatever they do, the information staff members
represent their country. "We are the face of our country to the rest of the world," Mr.
Carter says. "Before they know anything about our country, people form their
impressions and attitudes about it from the things we do and say."
(Adapted from English for the Travel Industry 
by Benedict Kruse and Bettijune Kruse,1982)
Answer the following questions.
a.	What does a tourism information office do to promote travel to the
destination country?
b.	Why is the job of public relations important?
c.	What are some of the duties of public relations people?
d.	How well do employees who work in English-speaking countries have to
know English?
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3.	Vocabulary 
Choose the correct word or phrase to complete each sentence.
1.	The country from which the tourist comes is called the _______
a. destination	c. vacation
b. origin	d. native
2.	A _______ office promotes travel to the destination country.
a. representative	c. travel agent
b. tour packager	d. tourisminformation

country.
3.	A _______ is a printed pamphlet about a place, product, or company that is
used for advertising.
a. media 
b. passport
c. visa 
d. brochure
4.	The purpose of public relations is to establish a good _______toward something
among the public.
a. advertisement
b. interest
c. attitude
d. contact
5.	Newspapers, magazines, and books are print _______ that spread information.
a. medium
b. media
4.	Speaking
c. brochures
d. advertisements
Choose a tourist destination in Vietnam which you
know well. In groups of four or five students, prepare
a presentation about tourist attractions and activities
in that place. 
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Section 3
DO YOU REMEMBER?
1. What are some famous places and activities for tourists in the Mekong Delta?
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Unit 2 
Tour Itineraries
Section 1
Language focus
Referring to the future
When referring to the future itinerary, we can use a wide range of tenses.
•	The present simple can be used for a program or regular schedule which is
unlikely to change.
•	WILL can be used to make a deduction, a factual prediction or a spontaneous
offer.
•	GOING TO can be used to predict future events based on a present evaluation
of circumstances.
Practice
1. Work in pairs, one as a travel agent, the other as a tourist. Ask and answer questions
about this day trip from London to Oxford.
08.15
10.00
10.15
12.45
14.00
14.30
17.30

Coach departs from London, Victoria.
Arrival in Oxford.
Tour of Oxford University colleges.
Lunch at the Turf Tavern.
Coach leaves for Woodstock.
Tour of Woodstock and Blenheim Palace.
Coach departs for London.
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2. Listen to the travel agent explaining the tour from Bangkok to Malaysia and
complete this tour itinerary.
Day 1	Arrival in Bangkok
You arrive in Bangkok and transfer to your hotel.
Day 2	Bangkok
You are free to 1 in your hotel or 2 the city. 
Day 3	Bangkok
After visiting the 3 in the morning, we spend the afternoon touring
the Grand Palace and watching the display of Thai 4 In the evening,
we take the overnight 5 to Nakorn Sri Thammarat.
Day 4	Nakorn Sri Thammarat Krabi
On arrival, we visit the 7th century 6 and the museum, before going 
on to see the famous 7 at work. After lunch we drive to Krabi on the
8 coast.
Day 5	Krabi / Phuket
After 9 the night in Krabi, we set off early for Phuket. The rest of the
day is yours to enjoy on Thailand’s 10 island.
Day 6	Phuket / Penang
We take the early flight to Penang for the 11 part of the tour. You
are free to explore the 12 and mosques of Penang, or relax on the
13 .
(Adapted from a listening exercise in First Class, 1991)
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Section 2
Reading
1.	Pre-reading
a.	What means of transport do you like for a short journey? for a long journey? 
Why?
b.	What are some of the most popular means of transport available in Can Tho
that tourists can use?
2.	Reading
THAILAND, CAMBODIA AND LAOS
16 DAYS
The trip: An Exciting journey through the 
festinating kingdoms of Cambodia and Laos by
boat, train, and bus. A busy trip, but with lots of 
time for shopping, relaxing and exploring.
Size of group: 5-15 plus group leader and local
guide
Accommodation: 11 nights in hotels, 2 nights 
in local houses 
ITINERARY
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
Day 7
Day 8
Day 9
Depart Heathrow Airport
Arrive Bangkok
Visit the Grand Palace, the take train to 
Aranyaprathet.
Cross the border by train to the old town
of Battambang in Camodia; explore in
the afternoon. 
Take boat down river to Tonle Sap, then
a short bus journey to Siem Reap;
afternoon sightseeing in Banteay Srei.
A day to explore the amazing temples of
Angkor, including the Bayon, Angkor
Wat, Angkor Thom, and countless
others.
Early morning boat ride to Phnom Penh;
afternoon visiting the Royal Palace and
Silver Pagoda.
Fly to Vientiane, the capital of Laos. 
Morning tour of Vientiane; afternoon bus
journey to Vang Vieng past rice paddies
and through dense forests.
Day 10
Day 11
Day 12
Day 13
Day 14
Day 15
Day 16
Free day to wander around peaceful Vang 
Vieng, or take a walk and explore the 
spectacular	limestone	caves	or	the
surrounding hills. 
Drive to Luang Prabang, a world heritage 
sight. 
Early morning climb of Mount Phousi to see 
the sunrise; rest of the day free to visit the 
waterfalls or simply relax. 
Speedboat trip to Pak Beng, stopping off at 
the Pak Ou caves.
Another boat trip to the border town Huay 
Xai and cross the Mekong back into 
Thailand.
Fly to Bangkok in the morning. Night flight 
to London.
Arrive Heathrow Airport.
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Find out where you can: 
a.	See many ancient temples
b.	Cross the border from Laos to
Thailand
c.	Visit caves (two places)
d.	See the sunrise
e.	Visit the Silver Pagoda
f.	Cross the border from Thailand
to Laos
3.	Writing and Speaking

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Write an itinerary for a 4-day tour in the Mekong Delta. Then, explain your tour 
itinerary to the whole class. 
EXLORING THE MEKONG DELTA
Tour code: MK-A03 
Duration: 	4 days
Discovering the Mekong Delta is an unforgettable experience for you. Paddy fields,
orchards and small hamlets will be in your view along your way down the Mekong
Delta. Come and join us.
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
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Section 3
DO YOU REMEMEBER?
Complete the following statements.
•	The simple present can be used for:
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•	WILL can be used for:
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•	BE GOING TO can be used for:
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Unit 3
Tour Booking
Section 1
Language Focus
Taking booking 
Here are some of the expressions the travel agent uses when taking the booking. 
Can I help you?
I’ll check availability on the 14th of November.
Do you want to confirm it?
Can I take some details?
I’ll just give you the booking reference number?
Asking questions
In formal situations it is more polite to ask questions indirectly, especially at the
beginning of a conversation. For example, it can be better to use an indirect form such
as Could you tell me when you were born? rather than When were you born?
Direct questions

Indirect questions
What kind of tour would you like?	Can I know what kind of tour you’d like?
How many people is it for?
How long does the journey take?
PRACTICE
1. Listening
a. Discuss the following questions.
Can you tell me how many people it is for?
Do you know how long the journey takes?
1. When you stay in a hotel, what kind of room do you prefer?
2. Do you like to have meals at the hotel or go to local restaurant when you’re 
on holiday? Why?
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b. Listen to a conversation between a travel agent and a customer. Complete this
customer enquiry form.
Real Holidays Ltd.

Customer enquiry form
Resort
Hotel
Room
Playa Blanca
p single

p twin

p balcony

p sea view
Meal plan 
p self-catering	p B & B
p half-board
p full-board
Airport
Client name
Contact phone
number
Booking reference
From ______________
Departure on ________ Nov.
Return on ___________
1.
To ____________________
Dep: 09.35 Arr: _______
Dep: _____ Arr:________
2.
c. Speaking
(Adapted from a listening exercise in Going International, 1998)
Student A is a travel agent. Student B is a customer. Role-play the following situation.
After you’ve finished, change roles and repeat the role plays.
Student A: Travel agent
You will be given a list of the tours
with specific details. A customer will
come and ask you about the tour which
he/she is interested in. Try to sell
him/her a tour. Then, take the booking.
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Student B: Customer
You want to have for a vacation. Ask
for information about the tour you like
and book it.
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Section 2
READING
1.	Pre-reading
Which of the following things is better for a tourist to explore Can Tho City, buying a 
package tour or organizing a tour himself?
2.	Reading
LOCAL TOURS
Tours, or trips, to places within a city or country are known as local tours. Local
tours can be of two types. First, there are one-day trips around a city or area. Second,
there are local tours that can take from two days to a full week and can include an
entire country.
Local tours are arranged by tour packagers. Sometimes the packager is also a
tour operator and provides the equipment and the guides for the tours. The packagers 
make up the itinerary, which is the schedule or listing of the places to be visited, and
prepay (pay in advance) for any admission fees that may be charged. An admission fee 
is the charge to enter a place. It is usually prepaid on tours. If the tourists will stay
overnight, the packager also arranges for hotel accommodations. Sometimes meals as
well are included in local tour packages.
Tourists can arrange for local tours in two ways. They can reserve space on
tours as part of a package they buy from their travel agent at home. In this case, all
reservations are made before the tourists leave their own country. The arrangements
are set before they arrive at the destination country.
The second way tourists can arrange for local tours is to have a travel agent
make arrangements once they get to the destination country. Some tourists like to 
make plans and reservations for local tours after they have arrived and learned more
about what they might like to see. They prefer not to have every day of their vacation
planned ahead.
(Adapted from English for the Travel Industry
by Benedict Kruse and Bettijune Kruse, 1982)
Answer the following questions
a.	What are the two ways that tourists can arrange for local tours?
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b.	Why do some tourists prefer to make local tour reservations after they arrive in the
destination country?
_____________________________________________________________________
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3. Vocabulary
Choose the correct word or phrase to complete each sentence.
1.	One-day trips around a city and longer trips within one country are known as 
_______.
a. package tours 
b. vacation trips
c. local tours
d. seeing sights
2.	The schedule or listing of places to be visited is called the _______. 
a. route
b. itinerary
c. program
d. guide
3.	Some places, such as museums or historic homes, charge _______ for people to
enter.
a. tour fees
b. admission fees
c. operating fees
d. city taxes
4.	Such charges, as well as the cost of hotel accommodations and meals, are usually
_______ by the packager for local tours.
4. Speaking
a. listed
b. taxed
c. prepaid
d. arranged
Discuss the following questions in groups.
1. Where have you traveled during the past 5 years? Which holidays did you enjoy
most?
2. What kinds of the following kinds of holidays do you like most?
Adventure
Cruise
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Culture
Farmstay
Fly-drive
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Section 3
DO YOU REMEMBER?
What are some expressions that you can use to take tour booking?
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Unit 4 
Tour Commentaries
Section 1
Language Focus
Guiding language 
Indicating position
On your right is
On your left is
In front of you is
We are now passing 
You can now see
Superlatives
 is one of the

finest
the beautiful ..
the magnificent 
buildings

in the world.
Passives
 .. was built
 was painted
 was designed
 . is said to
most famous
most beautiful
by (person).
in (date)
be haunted 
sights
in Asia.
in Vietnam.
Present perfect
be the best example of ..
have lived here.
 ... 
has stood 
here 
for ... (time period)
PRACTICE
has been standing 
since (date).
1. Use the following notes to write into full sentences about St Paul’s Cathedral in
London.
a.	On/left/beautiful/St Paul’s Cathedral.
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b.	Stood/over 300 years.
 .
c.	Designed/Christopher Wren.
 .
d.	One/large/dome/world.
 .
e.	Said/influenced/design/Capitol building/Washington.
 .
f.	Lord Nelson/buried/crypt.
 .
2. Quiz 
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Work with a partner and do the following quiz.
1. The Parthenon was dedicated to ________
A. God Poseidon
B. Goddess Athena C. Both A. and B.	D. None of these
2. The Parthenon was built almost 2,500 years ago in the country of ________.
A. Greece
B. Rome
C. New York 
D. London
3. In which city is the Parthenon situated?
A. Alexandria	B. Athens
4. How tall is the Eiffel tower?
A. 1834 yards	B. 1800 ft
5. How long did it take to build this structure?

C. Crete
C. 1643 ft

D. 984 ft 
A. 2 years and 2 months	B. 3 years and 3 months
6. St. Peter’s is a _____.
C. 4 years and 4 months
A. church
B. castle
C. citadel
7. St. Peter’s was completed in ________ under Paul V.
A. 1576
3. Listening
B. 1615
C. 1763
a.	Listen to the guides giving commentaries at three places. Mark the statements
T(True) or F(False). 
(Adapted from a listening exercise in Going International, 1998)
Commentary 1
a.......
b.......
c.......
The structure is 300 meters high.
It was built in the 18th century.
The British have a similar structure.
Commentary 2
d.......
e.......
f.......
The guide is taking about a square.
The church was built during 100 years.
The tourists will climb up to see the city.
Commentary 3
g.......
h.......
i.......
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The building is 2000 years old.
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b.	Listen again. In which commentary do you hear the following adjectives? Write the
numbers (1, 2, 3) on the line.
a.............. Advanced 
b.............. Long
c.............. Magnificent
d.............. Proud
e.............. Splendid 
f.............. Wonderful
c.	What do the guides talk about? Write the number (1, 2 or 3) in the box.
p Parthenon
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Section 2
Reading
1.	Pre-reading
a.	Where did you go on your last vacation? 
b.	How did you go? 
c.	Who did you go with?
d.	What did you see and do?
e.	What did you buy as a souvenir?
2.	Reading
CITY TOURS
On the day of their city tour, the Silver wakes early. When Mr. and Mrs. Silver
leave the coffee shop, the concierge greets the Silvers with a smile. The concierge
gives Mr. Silver the tickets for the tour and says, "I'm not busy at the moment. Let me 
walk with you to where the bus will pick you up. I'll introduce you to the tour guide
personally."
Soon the tour bus stops at the curb. The driver opens the door and the tour
guide climbs down. As he has promised, the concierge introduces each member of the
family to her.
She says: "Welcome. I'm Francine Miller, your guide for this tour. I'll tell you
all about the things you will see. If you have any questions, please ask. It's my job to
answer them. All my time is free to talk to you sightseers." Sights are places or things 
to see. Sightseers are people who go to see these sights, or places of interest. Local
tours are sometimes called sightseeing tours.
When the Silvers board (get on) the bus, Mrs. Miller introduces them to the
driver. Then she takes them to the seats that were reserved (saved) for them. When
they are all comfortably seated, the driver starts the bus.
Before the driver became a tour bus driver, he spent many years driving a taxi.
In that way, he learned all the streets of his city. He is an experienced driver, which 
means that he has had practice driving in many different or difficult situations, and
drives safely and well. In addition to knowing all the streets, he also knows all the
traffic regulations. Only the most experienced drivers can get jobs on tour buses. He
has also been specially trained to drive a tour bus. He drives carefully past the places
that tourists want to see. He is also careful to avoid stopping suddenly or speeding up
quickly.
People have confidence in a careful driver. Confidence means that they believe
the driver does his or her job well and safely. Passengers feel comfortable riding with a
driver in whom they have confidence. The driver feels that making passengers
comfortable is an important part of his job.
As the bus moves through the city streets, the guide tells the sightseers about
the places and buildings they are passing. They pass a large group of low buildings
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surrounded by a park. "That's a medical center with many different hospitals. The long
low building with the playground next to it is a children's hospital."
The children ask if there are many sick people in the country. Mrs. Miller
replies: "Every country has sick people. I don't know if we have more or fewer sick
people than anywhere else. But I do know that we are very lucky to have such a fine 
medical center to help people get well." 
When Mr. Silver asks how many other hospitals or medical centers there are in
the country, Mrs

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