Unit 12 Life On Other Planets ( phần X, XI, XII) – Bài tập nâng cao Tiếng Anh 8 – Chương trình mới

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Unit 12 Life On Other Planets ( phần X, XI, XII)


X. Read the following passage and choose the best answer for each question.

A New World

Would you like to have a birthday party every 13 days? Then Gliese 581 c is the place for you!

Astronomers recently found the planet Gliese 581c. It orbits the star Gliese 581 once every 13 days. Earth orbits its star, the sun, every 365 days.

Gliese 581 c is an exoplanet – a planet that exists beyond our solar system. It is the most earthlike exoplanet discovered so far.

Astronomers say there could be liquid water on Gliese 581 c. And where there’s water, there could be Iife. “Liquid water is critical to life as we know it,” says Xavier Delfosse, one of the scientists who discovered the planet. “This planet will most probably be a very important target of the future of space missions… On the treasure map of the universe, one would be tempted to mark this planet with an X,” says Delfosse.

Planet Files


– is 8,000 miles across.

– is made of rock, ice, and liquid water.

– is one of eight planets in its solar system.

Gliese 581c:

– is estimated to be 12,000 miles across.

– is probably made of rock and might have ice and liquid water.

– is one of three planets in its solar system.

1. What is Gliese 581?

A. The star that Gliese 581 c orbits

B. A moon that orbits Gliese 581 c

C. Another planet in Gliese 581 c’s solar system

D. An asteroid that will hit Gliese 581 c

2. What is the purpose of the lists at the end of thepassage?

A. To introduce the readerto Gliese 581 c

B. To suggest that Gliese 581 c is more important than Jupiter and Saturn

C. To compare and contrast features of Earth with Gliese 581 c

D. to explain why scientists are so excited about the discovery of Gliese 581 c

3. Which conclusion about Gliese 581 c could be supported by the passage?

A. Astronauts will never go to Gliese 581 c on tuture space missions.

B. Scientists will want to contirm whether water exists on Gliese 581 c.

C. People will want to search for treasure on Gliese 581 c.

D. Aliens will want to make contact with Earth from Gliese 581 c.

4. The word orbits in paragraph 2 means ________ .

A. Exits                 B. runs                 C. walks               D. circles

5. The primary purpose of this passage is to describe ______ .

A. A new star that Earth will orbit

B. A new planet with similarities to Earth

C. A new comet that may collide with Earth

D. A new alien species that will visit Earth

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XI. Use the word given and other words, complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence. Do not change the word given. (Use 2 – 5 words in total).


0. My house has a small garden.

is             There. _______________ my house.

Answer: 0. is a small garden in

1. “What do you think people will find on Jupiter?” he said.

would          He ________________find on Jupiter.

2. Possibly he isn’t the captain of Star Trek.

may              He________________the captain of Star Trek.

3. We wanted to know how they had returned to Earth.

retum           “How _____________to Earth?” we asked.

4.It’s possible the weather will be sunny tomorrow.

might               The weather_____________tomorrow

5.”Is your uncle working as a pilot for NASA?” Julia asked me.

working           Julia asked me _____________ as a pilot for NASA

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XII.Use the information below to wrỉte a paragraph of 120-150 words about Venus, a planet in the Solar System.

– Second planet Sun

– No natural satellite

– 224.7 Earth days orbit Sun

– Astronomers know thousands years

– Name after Roman Goddess of love, beauty

– Brightest thing in night sky except moon

– Sometimes call morning star or evening star

– Sometimes call sister planet of Earth: similar in size, gravity

– Many explorations by humans since mid-20th century

– Scientists discover atmosphere mostly carbon dioxide with clouds sulfuric acid very

poisonous to humans

– Surface is too hot for any living thing to be able to survive

Unit 12 Life On Other Planets

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