Unit 8 grade 9: Tourism – Skills 2
1.1. Task 1 Unit 8 grade 9
Work in pairs. Is tourism important to Vietnam? Give at least one reason. (Work in pairs. Is the tourism industry important to Vietnam? Give at least one reason.)
Guide to answer
Of course, it is. Viet Nam is famous for natural beauty, local cuisine and traditional customs, which attracts lots of tourists every year. Tourism is the industry contributes a big part of the GDP (Gross domestic product), improve the standard of living of local people, creates thousands of jobs and this industry is also very potential in the future.
(Of course. Vietnam is famous for its natural beauty, local cuisine and traditional customs, which attract many tourists every year. The tourism industry contributes a large part to GDP (Gross Product). domestic products), improve the lives of local people, create thousands of jobs and this industry also has great potential in the future.)
1.2. Task 2 Unit 8 grade 9
Listen to the lecture and tick (√) true (T) or false (F). (Listen to the speech and mark true or false)
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Guide to answer
1. T 2. T 3. F 4. T 5. T 6. F
1. The tourism industry plays an important role in the development of many countries.
2. Modern transportation promotes tourism.
3. The tourism industry depends on the country’s income.
4. People’s lives are better with the development of tourism.
5. The tourism industry helps promote international understanding and cooperation.
6. Young people go to big cities to meet foreign tourists.
Thanks to the widespread use of modern means of transport, people have more choice of holiday restination and can now visit even the remotest parts of the world. Tourism has certainly become an important factor in the development of many countries.
An obvious benefit of tourism is that it plays a key role in economic growth. It contributes greatly to the income of a region or country. It also brings job opportunities to all kinds of people, and therefore helps promote prosperity in diverse fields. Another positive aspect of tourism is that it helps promote international understanding and cooperation among nations. In addition, tourism can the standard of living of local or rural communities, so young people are encouraging to stay in their hometown improve to build a good life rather than move to big cities. Finally, tourism brings cultural benefits, learn about the history and culture of a place, and spread them around the world.
In the other hand, the drawbacks of tourism can’t be denied …
Thanks to the widespread use of modern means of transport, people have more holiday options and can now even visit the most remote places in the world. Tourism has certainly become an important factor in the development of many countries.
One obvious benefit of tourism is the important role it plays in economic growth. Contributing greatly to the income of a region or a country. Tourism also provides employment opportunities for everyone, thus helping to promote prosperity in many different sectors. Another positive aspect of tourism is that it helps to promote international understanding and cooperation between countries. In addition, tourism can improve the living standards of local or rural communities, so young people are encouraged to stay in their homeland to build a decent life instead of moving to big cities. Ultimately, tourism provides cultural benefits, learning about a place’s history and culture, and spreading those cultural and historic values around the world.
On the other hand, the limitations of travel are undeniable…
1.3. Task 3 Unit 8 grade 9
Listen again and choose the correct answer. (Listen again and choose the correct answer)
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The next part of the lecture probably continues to discuss… (The next paragraph of the talk may go on to discuss…)
A. other benefits of tourism (other benefits of the tourism industry)
B. the tourism industry in Vietnam (tourism industry in Vietnam)
C. the negative effects of tourism (negative effects of tourism)
Guide to answer
C. the negative effects of tourism
2.1. Task 4 Unit 8 grade 9
Work in groups. Talk about the negative effects of tourism on a region or country. The following ideas may be helpful to you. (Work in groups. Talk about the negative effects of tourism on the region or country. The following ideas may help.)
– Natural environment is damaged. (Natural environment is destroyed)
– Natural beauty is spoiled. (Natural beauty damaged)
– Traditional ways of life are affected. (Traditional lifestyle affected)
– Social problems may arise. (Social problems may arise)
2.2. Task 5 Unit 8 grade 9
Choose one negative effect that you discussed above and write a paragraph about it. Make sure you use the right connectors. (Choose a negative influence you discussed above and write a paragraph about it. Make sure to use the right conjunctions)
First/Firstly/The first.. ./One of the…
Guide to answer
One of the drawbacks of tourism is the damage to the environment of a country or area. In the first place tourists use a lot of local resources such as water, food, energy, etc., and this puts pressure on the environment. Second, there is the problem of pollution. Many cities and towns become overcrowded tourists, with all their vehicles causing traffic jams as well as air and noise pollution. Another bad effect of tourism is the destruction of wildlife in some places. The habitat of wild plants and animals is lost because of the building of tourist resorts, and by visitors’ activities. In short, the development of tourism has bad effects on the environment.
One of the drawbacks of tourism is the harm to the environment of a country or region. First, tourists use a lot of local resources such as water, food, energy, and so on, and this puts pressure on the environment. Second, the problem of pollution. Many cities and towns become overcrowded with tourists, with many vehicles causing traffic jams as well as air and noise pollution. Another bad effect of tourism is the destruction of wildlife in some places. Habitat of wild plant species is lost due to construction of tourist areas and activities of visitors. In short, the development of tourism has adverse effects on the environment.
3. Practice Task 1
Choose the word or phrase among A, B, Cor D that best fits the blank space in the following passage.
My Experience on an Elephant Safari
We went on an elephant safari at a place (1)…… Camp Jubalani in South Africa. They take visitors on safaris twice a day: once in the morning and once at night. Guests cango on as many rides as they like, but they don’t (2)…… you ride an elephant if you are younger than twelve years old. Luckily, I’m fifteen! On our first safari, I felt really scared. I remember thinking we could have gone on a beach holiday instead! As I was climbing onto the elephant, I wondered how I was going to control (3)….. a big animal. I soon (4)….. that I ought not to have worried so much. They made you sit with an experienced elephant trainer. You can’t ride (5)……. your own. During the trek, we saw giraffes, zebras, lions, and rhinos. My parents took a lot of photos. I would have taken photos myself but I’d (6)……… my camera in my room. I can’t remember exactly how long the safaris lasted, but it must have been a couple of hours because we got (7)…….. just (8)……. for lunch. We stayed at Camp Jubalani for three days and went on four elephant safaris. We could have gone on more than that, but on one of the days my mum wasn’t very well. Anyway, it was a (9)………… holiday. I’d definitely (10)…….an elephant safari.
Question 1: A. call B. is called C. called D. calling
Question 2: A. let B. make C. want D. allow
Question 3: A. so B. such C. that D. what
Question 4: A. decided B. looked C. recognized D. realized
Question 5: A. by B. on C. with D. for
Question 6: A. taken B. brought C. left D. put
Question 7: A. back B. off C. up D. in
Question 8: A. at times B. late C. on time D. in time
Question 9: A. welcoming B. fantastic C. pleased D. delicious
Question 10: A. demand B. offer C. suggest D. recommend
4. Practice Task 2
Choose the best answer for each of the following sentences.
Question 1: …… have enough apples, she’ll make an apple pie this afternoon.
A. Should she B. If she C. Will she D. Unless she
Question 2: If you …………………… to me, you wouldn’t have got so much trouble.
A. listened B. would listen C. had listened D. would have listened
Question 3: If you don’t know how to spell a word, you ………… look it up in the dictionary.
A. must B. will C. should D. ought
Question 4: If the sun ……………………, we …………………… for a walk.
A. shines – will go B. shines – will go
C. shone – would go D. had shone – would go
Question 5: The campfire …………………… if it …………………… last night.
A. wouldn’t be canceled – hadn’t rained
B. wouldn’t have been canceled – hadn’t rained
C. would have been canceled – hadn’t rained
D. will be canceled – rains
At the end of the lesson, the children need to do enough exercises, practice listening on tourism topics and practice writing about the negative effects of tourism in their locality; Also memorize the following words:
- widespread (adj): widespread
- economic growth: economic growth
- contribute (v): to contribute, to contribute
- prosperity (n): prosperity
- cooperation (n): cooperation
- standard of living: standard of living
- spread (v): spread
- drawbacks (n): harm