Tiếng Anh 8
Looking back and Project (trang 24-25)

Unit 2: Life in the countryside (Looking back & Project)





Task 1. Use the words and phreases in the box to describe the pictures. Some words/ phrases may be used for more than one picture.

Đáp án

Picture a: peaceful, vast, quiet, pasture, paddy field

The scenery is so peaceful and quiet. There are vast lands and few people. It’s really a typical view of the countryside.

Picture b: quiet, colourful, paddy field, harvest tune, rice

It’s harvest time now. There are many colourful rice paddy fields in the picture. The country looks so picturesque. Some people are working on the fields. Their work is hard and their lives may be uncomfortable. However, life in the country í very quiet and peaceful. After a hard day, they can relax without thinking so much about other complex problems like in the city.

Picture c: peaceful, vast, quiet, nomadic life, inconvenient, ger, pasture, cattle, horses

There are a lot of cattle on the pasture. Nomadic life is hard and inconvenient. They put up some tents to stay in. They useally move to look for grasslands for their cattle. These cattle are very important to them because they provide them with many necessary things. Nomadic children can ride horses and help their parents a lot. It’s a hard but interesting life.


Task 2. Look at each picture and write a sentence describing what each person is doing. Use the verbs in brackets.

Gợi ý:

1. A boy is riding a horse.

2. A man is herding his cattle.

3. A girl is picking apples from an apple tree.

4. The children are flying a kite on the fields.

5. The children are running around in the fields.

6. A woman is collecting water from the river.


Task 3. Look at the pictures and complete the sentences, using suitable comparative forms of the adverbs in brackets.

Gợi ý:

1. A lion runs faster than a horse.

2. The Great Wall was built earlier than the White House.

3. Homes in the city are often better furnished than those in the countryside.

4. A racing driver drives more skillfully than a normal motorist.

5. A house is more beautifully decorated at New Year than during the year.


Task 4. Read the situations and complete the sentences with suitable forms of the adverbs in brackets.

Gợi ý:

1. A horse can run faster than a camel.

2. People in the countryside live more happily than those in the city.

3. Farmers depend more heavily on the weather than people in many other jobs.

4. My sister swims worse than I do.


Task 5. Work in group. You are planning a trip to the countryside. Work together and answer the question: What will you do during the trip to the countryside? Write the answers in the table below.

Gợi ý:

Tên người

Hoạt động

1. Tuan

go fishing

2. Hoa

climb the tree

3. Minh

swim in the river



Work in groups of four or five. Take turns to draw a group picture of a place you would like to live in the countryside. Then make a list of:

Gợi ý:

Our place in the countryside has a wooden house. The house is near the river. There is a boat on the river. There is also a field of wild flowers nearby.

We will bike along the river and swim in the river. We will go boating on the river. In the morning we will go picking the wild flowers.


Hướng dẫn dịch:

Nơi của chúng tôi ở miền quê có một ngôi nhà gỗ. Ngôi nhà gần sông. Có một chiếc thuyền ở trên sông. Củng có một cánh đồng hoa dại gần đó.

Chúng tôi sẽ đạp xe dọc bờ sông và bơi ở sông. Chúng tôi sẽ di thuyền trên sông. Vào buổi sáng, chúng tôi sẽ đi hái hoa dại.


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