A gesture is an action that sends a message from one person to another (23)___________ using words. We use gestures to communicate with others. There are some gestures that have completely different meaning depending on when and (24) ________ they are used. When an American wants(25) ___________ that something is OK or good, he raises his hand and make a circle with his thumb and forefinger. The circle sign has onlyone meaning for him. He might be (26) _______ to learn that in other countries it can mean something very different. ( 27)______________ Japan, for instance, it is the gesture (28) __________ money. In France it “zero” or “worthless”. Such differences can lead to all kinds of misunderstanding when foreigners meet. But why is it that the same gesture has so many different meanings?
23/ A. with B. without C. don’t D. not
24/ A. place B. time C. where D. way
25/ A. show B. to show C. shown D. showing
26/ A. surprise B. surprising C. surprisingly D. surprised
27/ A. In B. For C. From D. With 28/ A. of B. against C. for D. to A
(29-32) Read the dialogue and then decide whether the statements that follow are true or false. Write True or False in your answersheet: Vietnam’s new Year is officially known as Tet. It begins between January twenty-first and February nineteenth. The exact date changes from year to year. Tet lasts ten days. The first three das are the most important. Vietnamese people believe that what people act during those days will influence the whole year. As a result, they make every effort to avoid arguments and smile as much as possible. Vietnamese people believe that the first person through the door on New Year’s Day brings either good or bad luck. Children receive lucky money as they do in other countries
____ 29/ Tet occurs in lateJanuary or early February.
____ 30/ There are two weeks for Lunar New Year.
____ 31/ People should not argue with each other at Tet.
____ 32/The first visitor on New Year’s Day brings good or bad lucky.
(33-36) Rewrite the sentences so that they are nearest in meaning to the sentence printed before them.
33/ They haven’t decided the exact time of the match yet.
The exact time _____________________________________________________
34/ It was after midnight, but we did not feel tired
35/ They stayed in a very luxurious hotel last summer.
The hotel __________________________________________________________
36/ The last time they played tennis was two years ago.
They haven’t ________________________________________________________