Unit 8 grade 9: Tourism – Looking Back
1.1. Task 1 Unit 8 grade 9
Fill each gap with a word from the box to complete the passage. There are two extra words. (Fill in each gap with a word from the box to complete the following passage. There are 2 extra words.)
Guide to answer
If you dream of getting up close to the wild nature, then join our WildlifeTours! We offer classic wildlife expeditions, exciting expeditions, family vacations and vacations to suit every need. Exploratory trips to Africa range from a week in Kenya to Africa’s most cutting edge adventure going from South to East Africa in over a month! Perfect for families, groups of friends or solo travelers, the cruise aims to give you incredible wildlife experiences. And remember, nothing makes your heart beat faster than hearing a lion roar at night.
1.2. Task 2 Unit 8 grade 9
Form compound nouns from the following words, then fill the gaps to complete the sentences. (Complete compound nouns from the following words, then fill in the blanks to complete the sentences.)
Guide to answer
1. jet lag
1. Travelers across the Atlantic Ocean from New York to London often experience airsickness for several days.
2. We would like to remind all guests that check-out is at 12 noon.
3. We didn’t fly directly to Australia – we did a one-night transit in Singapore.
4. It’s annoying that some movie stars wear sunglasses even in church.
5. Some people who are away from home on vacation are called vacationers.
6. Due to bad weather, there were no flights this morning at the airport.
1.3. Task 3 Unit 8 grade 9
Form compound nouns from these words then make sentences with them, and share with a partner. (Complete compound nouns from the following words then complete sentences with those words, and share with your friends.)
If you have any problems, you should contact the tour operator
Guide to answer
first. package tour: package tour
We bought a package tour to Spain. (I bought a package trip to Spain.)
2. return ticket: round trip ticket
A return ticket to London, please. (A return ticket to London.)
3. software: software
He works for a company software. (He is working at a software company.)
4. round trip: round trip
I’d like a round-trip ticket to Baltimore, please. (I want to book a round trip ticket to Baltimore.)
2.1. Task 4 Unit 8 grade 9
Find and correct the mistakes in the sentences, using a/an, the or zero article. (Find and correct the errors in the following sentences, using the articles a, an, the or not at all.)
Guide to answer
first. sun, UK => the sun, the UK
My aunt and uncle love the sun! They stay in the UK in summer and visit friends in Australia in winter.
(My aunt and uncle love the sun! they live in the summer and visit friends in Australia in the winter.)
2. brain works => the brain works
Not much is known about how the brain works.
(Not many people know about how to work with the mind.)
3. Bicycle => The bicycle
The bicycle is among the most efficient machines invented by man.
(The bicycle is one of the efficient machines invented by man.)
4. expedition, interior => an/the expedition, the interior
They plan to launch an/the expedition into the interior of Australia.
(They planned to explore the interior of Australia.)
5. long trip => a long trip
If you want to go on a long trip, you should prepare properly for it.
(If you want to go on a long trip, you should be fully prepared.)
6. in the history, history => in history, the history of
I’m very interested in history, especially the history of Asian countries.
(I am very interested in history, especially the history of Asian countries.)
2.2. Task 5 Unit 8 grade 9
Rewrite each sentence so that it has a similar meaning, using the word in CAPITALS. (Rewrite each sentence with the same meaning, using capital letters)
first. The journey was terrible. – WHAT (The journey was terrible)
2. Our hotel was lovely – it was by the sea. – STAYED
(Our hotel is lovely – it’s near the sea)
3. I watched an interesting program on TV yesterday. – THE
(I watched an interesting program on TV last night)
4. The guitar my friend has just bought is old. – AN (The guitar my friend bought it for is old)
5. She needs to travel to Kyoto on business. – TRIP (She needs to go to Kyoto for work)
Guide to answer
1. What a terrible journey (it was)! (What a horrible ride!)
2. We stayed at a lovely hotel by the sea. We live in a lovely hotel by the sea.
3. The program I watched yesterday was interesting.
(The show that I watched last night was very interesting)
4. My friend has just bought an old guitar. (My friend bought an old guitar)
5. She needs to go on a business trip to Kyoto.
(She needs a business trip to Kyoto.)
a. What would you like to do most on holiday? Tick (√) three things. Share your ideas with a partner. (What do you want to do most during the holidays? Tick (√) 3 things. Share your opinion with your friends)
first. Go camping (camp)
2. Watch the wildlife (see the wild world)
3. Visit a museum (visit a museum)
4. Meet local people (Meet local people)
5. Visit historic places (Visit historical sites)
6. Relax and laser round (relax and walk around)
7. Make new friends (meet new friends)
8. Go to a theme park (go to an amusement park)
b. Name three things you don’t like to do on holiday, and say why. Name 3 things you don’t like to do during the holidays and say why.
Guide to answer
On holiday I don’t want to stay inside home because staying at home is very boring. I also don’t want to cook because this time is to relax, so eating out is a way to towards yourself. Going to the city center is also a bad idea because there will be too many people there. (On a day off, I don’t want to stay at home because it will be very boring. I also don’t want to cook because it is a time to rest, so eating out is a way to reward myself. The city center is also a bad idea because there will be many people there.)
4. Practice Task 1
Complete the sentences with a/ an/ the or no article.
1. I don’t know what ________price ________owners are asking. But Dry and Rot are ________agents. You could give them ________ring and make them ________offer.
2. ________fog was so thick that we couldn’t see ________ side of ________road. We followed ________car in front of us and hoped that we were going ________right way.
3. I can’t remember ________exact date of ________storm, but I know it was on ________Sunday because everybody was at ________church. On ________Monday ________post didn’t come because ________roads were blocked by ________fallen trees.
4. Peter thinks that this is quite ________ cheap restaurant.
5. ________postman’s little boy says that he’d rather be ________dentist than ________doctor, because ________dentists don’t get called out at ________night.
5. Practice Task 2
Choose the best answers
1. I’m afraid of dogs/the dogs.
2. Can you pass the salt/salt, please?
3. Apples/The apples are good for you.
4. Look at apples/the apples on that tree! They are very big.
5. Women/The women live longer than men/the men.
6. I don’t drink tea/the tea. I don’t like it.
At the end of the lesson, you should remember:
– The vocabulary in Unit 8
– Grammar: Articles: other uses (Article: other uses)
– a/ an + noun (countable – singular)
Meaning: Use the indefinite article (a/an) when the speaker refers to a thing in general, without specifying that object. In terms of vowels, “a” precedes nouns starting with consonant, “an” comes before a noun that begins with a vowel.
Ex: I have a bike. (I have a bicycle.)
– the + noun (countable – singular/plural)/ (uncountable)
We use “the” in the following cases:
+ When the noun mentioned is unique:
Ex: The earth revolves around the sun. (The earth revolves around the sun)
+ Before a previously mentioned noun:
Ex: I have a bike. The bike is old. (I have a bicycle. The bike is old)
+ Before a noun defined by a relative clause/positional phrase:
Ex: The girl who stands over there is my sister. (The girl over there is my sister.)
+ Before a particular noun, the listener/speaker implicitly understands that the object has been identified:
Ex: Can you give me the pen? (Can you give me a pen?)
– zero article (empty article)
We do not use articles (also called “empty articles”) in the following cases:
+ When plural nouns have a general, not specific meaning:
Ex: Animals need food and water. (Animals need food and water)
+ Before proper nouns or with possessive adjectives (his/ her/ my/ their,…)
Ex: Hanoi is smaller than Ho Chi Minh City. (Hanoi is smaller than Ho Chi Minh City)
+ Before names of special meals, months, days and times of the year.
Ex: I have breakfast at 6 am (I have breakfast at 6 o’clock)
+ Before geographical areas, lakes, mountains and islands.
Ex: Phong Nha cave is in Quang Binh. (Phong Nha Cave in Quang Binh.)
– Communication: Talk about what you like to do and don’t like to do during the holidays.