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Unit 2: Life in the countryside (Skills 2)



Lesson 6: SKILLS 2

Task 1. Listen to a boy talking about changes in his village and tick (9) the changes he mentions.

Đáp án

B. ∨ electrical appliances in the homes (thiết bị điện trong nhà)

C. ∨ means of transport (phương tiện giao thông)

E. ∨ school (trường học)

F. ∨ visitors (khách tham quan, du khách)


Nội dung bài nghe:

I live in a mountainous village. My parents often tell me stories about their life in the past. It’s not much like the village I can see nowadays. Some villagers now live in brick houses instead of earthen ones. Our houses are better equipped with electric fans and TVs. Thanks to the TV, we now know more about life outside our village. We don’t use oil lamps any more. We have electric lights which are much brighter. More villagers are using motorcycles for transport instead of riding a horse or walking. We — village children — no longer have to waik a long way and cross a stream to get to school, which is dangerous in the rainy season. Now there’s a new school nearby. We also have more visitors from the city. They come to experience our way of life.


Hướng dẫn dịch:

Tôi sống ở một ngôi làng miền núi. Cha mẹ tôi thường kể cho tôi những câu chuyện về cuộc sống trong quá khứ. Nó không giống như ngôi làng mà tôi có thể nhìn thấy ngày nay. Một số dân làng hiện đang sống trong những ngôi nhà gạch thay vì những ngôi nhà bằng đất. Nhà của chúng tôi được trang bị tốt hơn với quạt điện và TV. Nhờ có TV, giờ đây chúng tôi biết nhiều hơn về cuộc sống bên ngoài ngôi làng của chúng tôi. Chúng tôi không dùng đèn dầu nữa. Chúng tôi có đèn điện sáng hơn nhiều. Nhiều dân làng đang sử dụng xe máy để vận chuyển thay vì cưỡi ngựa hoặc đi bộ. Chúng tôi - trẻ em làng - không còn phải đi một chặng đường dài và băng qua suối để đến trường, điều này rất nguy hiểm vào mùa mưa. Bây giờ có một ngôi trường mới gần đó. Chúng tôi cũng có nhiều du khách hơn từ thành phố. Họ đến để trải nghiệm lối sống của chúng tôi.


Task 2. Listen again and say if the sentences are true (T) or false (F).

Đáp án

1. F

2. T

3. F

4. T

5 T


Task 3. Listen again and answer the questions in no more than FOUR words.

Đáp án

1. Who often tells the boy stories about the party? (Ai thường kể cho chàng trai những câu chuyện về quá khứ?)

=> His parents.

2. What do the villagers now know more about? (Bây giờ những người trong làng biết nhiều hơn về gì?)

=> Life outside their village.

3. Where is the new school? (Trường mới ở đâu?)

=> Near the village.

4. What do the visitors want to experience in the village? (Khách tham quan muốn trả qua điều gì trong làng?)

=> A nomadic life.


Task 4. What do you think?

Which change(s) in the Listening do you see as positive? Which do you see as negative?

Support your opinion with a reason. Write it out.

Gợi ý:

- It's good for the villagers to have TVs. Now, they can have more fun and learn more about different people and different places.

- I think electric light plays a very important part in the life of the villagers. It helps people see everything clearly at night so they can do more work.

- A nearby school is very helpful to people here because they don't have go to a long way to school, which very dangerous in rainy seasons. It will help develop the village.

- I believe that more people will go to the village to experience life here, which is a good thing for the villagers because they can develop tourism. They will have more work and more money.


Task 5. Word in groups. Discuss and find some changes in a rural area. Make notes of the changes.

Gợi ý 1:

A: The rural area changes so much now.

B: Really? What is the change?

A: People don't use buffaloes for transport. They use motorbikes. They have running water, electricity and TVs at home.

B: Anything else?

A: The school is near the village. There is also hospital there.

Gợi ý 2:

A: Rural areas in our country are changing so much, aren't they?

B: Yes, they are. I think the first change is nearly each household have modem appliances like a fridge, a washing machine or a TV.

A: Exactly. Another change is you can hardly see dirt roads in the country. Modern roads have replaced them. There are even cemented roads across the rice fields.

B: I think one more change is that people in rural areas have been richer than before. They use motorbikes, even cars instead of bicycles.


Task 6. Write a short paragraph about the changes. 

Đoạn văn 1:

My hometown has changed a lot. Firstly, the local people have different appearance with fashionable clothes. Secondly, many of them now have cell phones and motorbikes or even cars. They are living in modem brick houses. Besides, the Internet is very popular among the residents and they use it for learning, making new friends and playing games. They really feel pleased about the changes.

Đoạn văn 2:

There are a lot of changes in my village in the recent years. The roads in the village are now very easy to travel on because they are made with cement and brick instead of dirt like in the past. Many villagers have TV and modern electric devices which help them know more about life in the country and even around the world. We had no TVs before and our knowledge was very little. Now we can watch TV, read newspaper and have more chances to do business with others. We also have the Internet which helps us communicate easily and conveniently.

Although this development is basically good, it also has some negative effects. Some factories cause air and water pollution. More entertainment centres have been set up. It makes some young people become lazier and they only want to play, they don't want to study hard anymore. I hope that they won't be addicted to entertainment and will study for the sustainable development of their family and their country.


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