Unit 6 grade 9: Vietnam Then And Now – Skills 2
1.1. Task 1 Unit 6 grade 9
Describe what you see in each picture. What are the similarities or differences between them? (Describe what you see in each picture. What are the similarities and differences between them?)
Guide to answer
– They are family
– They are having meal together
Picture 1: There are 3 generations: students, parents and children
Picture 2: There are 2 generations: parents and child.
1.2. Task 2 Unit 6 grade 9
Nick is talking to Mrs Ha, Duong’s mother, about her family in the past. Listen to the conversation and fill in the blanks. (Nick is talking to Ms. Ha, Duong’s mother about her family in the past. Listen to the dialogue and fill in the blanks.)
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Guide to answer
1.3. Task 3 Unit 6 grade 9
Listen again and decide if the following statements are true (T) or false (F). (Listen again and decide which sentence is true (T) which is false (F) )
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Guide to answer
1.T 2.T 3.F 4.F 5.T 6.T
first. Duong lives in a small family.
2. Each member of Duong’s family now has their own room.
3. Nick likes the way the family has shared rooms in the past.
4. Nick didn’t like the way Ha’s family got together for a meal.
5. Ha admires her grandmother.
6. Nick admired the family that came to agree.
Nick: So how many generations shared a house when you were young, Mrs Ha?
Mrs Ha: Well, unlike today, people of my generation mostly lived in extended families.
Nick: Really? How many of you were there?
Mrs Ha: Nine. My parents, my uncle, his wife and kids, my parents and me.
Nick: And, did you each have a private room like now?
Mrs Ha: No, we shared most things …, even the bedrooms and bathroom.
Nick: I can’t imagine! How about meals?
Mrs Ha: Meal times were great everyday because we could have time together. We talked about our day, problems at work, or things happening in the village.
Nick: It sounds great. So who did the shopping and cooking?
Mrs Ha: Mostly my grandma. She was very hardworking … and kind, caring, and tolerant.
Nick: Wow. You all must have been tolerant to get along so well!
Mrs Ha: Yes, this is especially true when it came to decision making.
Nick: What happened then?
Mrs Ha: We didn’t always agree … but we learned to talk,listen and compromise … or grandad made the final decision and we followed …
Nick: Hmm, sounds fascinating!
Nick: So how many generations lived in the same house when you were young, Mrs. Ha?
Ms. Ha: Well, unlike today, people in my generation mostly live in large families.
Nick: Really? How many people are there?
Ms. Ha: Ripe. My grandparents, my uncle, his wife and children, my parents and me.
Nick: And, do each of you have your own room like now?
Ms. Ha: No, we shared everything… even the bedroom and the bathroom.
Nick: I can’t imagine! So how about the meal?
Ms. Ha: The meals were great as we were able to spend time together everyday. We talked about our day, problems happening at work or things happening in the village.
Nick: It sounds great. So, who did the shopping and cooking?
Ms. Ha: Mostly my grandmother. She was very hard working … and kind, caring and tolerant.
Nick: Wow. Everyone must have tolerance to be good!
Ms. Ha: Yes, this is especially true when it comes to decision making.
Nick: What happened?
Ms. Ha: We didn’t always agree…but we did learn to talk, listen and compromise…or my grandfather made the final decision and we followed…
Nick: Hmm, that sounds great!
2.1. Task 4 Unit 6 grade 9
Work in pairs. Discuss which three of me following qualities would be necessary for people living in an extended family. Remember to give reasons. (Work in pairs. Discuss 3 of the traits that would be needed by someone living in a large family. Remember to give reasons. )
I think you’d have to be a patient person because you’d be living with lots of others and if you were’n patient, it could lead to problems. You’d have to wait your turn for everything – the bathroom, the food…
I think you have to be a patient person because you are living with a lot of other people and if you are not patient it can lead to problems. You have to wait for your turn – everything in the bathroom, the food…
Guide to answer
– I think willing to share is quite essential for all members of extended families we live with lots of others including our guests and relatives, we have to share almost everything such as bedrooms, bathrooms, televisions or computers.
– I think being able to be sympathetic is considered as an important quality to live in harmony with the extended family.
I think caring is important too. Each member ought to be willing to help others whenever they encounter difficulties. The encouragement and help from the family partly assist them in overcoming obstacles.
– I think sympathy is considered an important quality to live in harmony with the extended family.
– I think being willing to share is very essential for all members of extended families as we live with many other people including grandparents and relatives, we have to share almost everything like bedroom, bathroom, television or computer.
– I think care is also important. Each member should be ready to help others whenever they are in trouble. Encouragement and help from family partly help them overcome obstacles.
2.2. Task 5 Unit 6 grade 9
Write about the three most important qualities you think a person needs to be able to get along with other members in an extended family. You can use the suggested words/phrases above or use your own. Remember to give reasons and examples. (Write about the 3 most important qualities that you think a person needs to have in order to get along with other members of a multi-generational family. You can use the words/phrases suggested above or use the words/phrases given above.) your own. Remember to give reasons and examples.)
Guide to answer
In today’s modern life, a large number of people still opt to live in extended families in which multiple generations share a house. Living with other members harmoniously in large families will never be easy if we do not possess some following certain qualities.
First, being able to be sympathetic is considered as an important quality to live in harmony with the extended family. Generation gaps are unwanted, but if each member learns to understand and respect others’ perspectives, generation gaps will not be big troubles.
Secondly, willingness to share is quite essential for all members of extended families because we live with lots of others including our guests and relatives, we have to share almost such as bedrooms, bathrooms, televisions everything or computers.
Finally, in order to maintain the harmony in the extended family, everyone needs to take care of as well as support each other. Each member ought to be willing to help others whenever they encounter difficulties. The encouragement and help from the family partly assist them in overcoming obstacles.
In today’s modern life, a large number of people still choose to live in large families, in which many generations live in the same house. Living in harmony with other members of a large family will never be easy if we do not possess some of the following qualities.
First, understanding is considered an important quality for living in harmony in the extended family. The generation gap is inevitable, but if each member learns to understand and respect the other’s point of view, the generation gap won’t be a big problem.
Second, the willingness to share is quite necessary for all members of the extended family because we live with so many other people including our grandparents and relatives, we have to share almost anything like a bedroom, bathroom, television or computer.
Finally, to maintain harmony in the extended family, everyone needs to care for and support each other. Each member must be ready to help others whenever they are in trouble. The encouragement and support of the family has partly helped them overcome the obstacles.
In other words, getting along with other family members requires individual effort. Therefore, some of the typical qualities that a person must possess in order to live in harmony with the extended family are a willingness to share, to be understanding, and to be supportive.
In a word, getting along well with other family members requires individuals’ efforts. Hence, some typical qualities a person should have to live in harmony with the extended family are willing to share, sympathy and supportiveness.
3. Practice Task 1
Choose the correct option A, B, c, or D for each gap in the passage.
Homelessness is a problem in many big cities in the world. It occurs when a part of the population does not have any (1)__________ place to call home. Hundreds of millions of people in the world spend at least some time of the year homeless. This is an issue that the authorities are trying to (2)__________. However, there are (3)__________ things that each person can do to help those people. One of the things that you can do to help the homeless is to volunteer your time. If you have a lot of free time, you might go on an extended trip to help (4)__________ homes or improve an impoverished area. Even with just a few hours a week, it is possible to make an impact in your own city. You can also sign up to help at a (5)__________ soup kitchen: most cities have a mission of some kind helping food to the homeless and offering temporary shelter.
Question 1: A. common B. regular C. unusual D. fixed
Question 2: A deal with B. get over C. look through D. find out
Question 3: A. little B. less C. more D. fewer
Question 4: A. care for B. show around C. set up D. pull down
Question 5: A. urban B. central C. capital D. local
4. Practice Task 2
Choose the word or phrase among A, B, C or D that best fits the blank space in the following passage.
Seventy percent of people in Vietnam live in rural areas. Most of these people (1)……. their living by caring for farm animals like pigs. Other common jobs are crop fanning and fishing. For many of these farmers and fishermen, animal and plant waste is still a problem.
Many women and children cook meals using traditional cooking fuels. They also spend many hours (2)………wood and other materials to burn. This process takes time and also uses a lot of natural resources. Moreover, they suffer the same health (3)……. Cooking was a difficult and dangerous job. The kitchen was smoky, and the black ash would make people cough, and (4)…………. pain in the eyes.
Question 1: A.earn B.look for C.do D.take
Question 2: A.collecting B.looking C.keeping D.controlling
Question 3: A.businesses B.importance C.concerns D.involvements
Question 4: A.bring B.cause C.make D.hurt
At the end of the lesson, students need to do full homework, practice listening, practice writing about the most important virtue a person needs to get along with other members of a multigenerational family and memorize vocabulary words. after:
- tolerant /ˈtɒlərənt/ tolerant, tolerant
- compromise /ˈkɒmprəmaɪz/ compromise
- patient /ˈpeɪʃnt/ patient
- sympathetic /ˌsɪmpəˈθetɪk/ sympathy
- perspective /pəˈspektɪv/ point of view, opinion
- assist /əˈsɪst/ assist
- obstacle /ˈɒbstəkl/ problem, obstacle
- encounter /ɪnˈkaʊntə(r)/ confrontation