– Look at the picture below and describe what is happening in it. (Nhìn vào bức tranh dưới đây và miêu tả những gì đang xảy ra trong tranh.)
The picture shows the scene of the reunion of a family with a big meal. We can see the happy look on every family member’s face.
– Listen and repeat.
|flight: chuyến bay||reserved: để dành, kín đáo|
|coach: huấn luyện viên||rarely: hiếm khi|
|close-knit: khăng khít||spread out: trải ra|
|leftovers: đồ ăn thừa||crowded: đông đúc|
While you listen (Trong khi bạn nghe)
Task 1. Listen to the conversation between Paul and Andrea and decide whether the statements are true (T) or false (F). (Lắng nghe cuộc hội thoại giữa Paul và Andrea và xác định xem các phát biểu sau là đúng (T) hay sai (F).)
|1. T||2. F||3. F||4. T||5. T|
Task 2. Listen again and note down two things that are different about Paul’s and Andrea’s families. (Nghe lại và ghi lại hai điểm khác biệt giữa gia đình của Paul và gia đình của Andrea.)
|His family members are not very close.||Hers is a close-knit family.|
|The family often eat the meals the mother cooks at home.||The family often go out to eat when they get together.|
After you listen (Sau khi bạn nghe)
Work in groups. Discuss the importance of family in a person’s life. (Làm việc nhóm. Thảo luận về tầm quan trọng của gia đình trong cuộc đời của mỗi người.)
A: I think there’s no doubt about the importance of family to one’s life.
B: Sure. We can say nothing in life is more important than it. Family is an essential base for society. Without family, there is no society.
C: I can’t agree more lo your idea. Just at the first moment of life we witness and learn the speech, gestures of love from our beloved and dears.
B: What’s more a family is an irreplaceable entity because nowhere else you can he given the true love, support, security and safety.
D: And it’s a safe selling in which you are brought up and protected.
A: As a result of this, we should learn how 10 appreciate its values and how to conserve them.
B: So, this important mailer should he taught to school population even at children’s early stage.
C: If only all our kindergartens and nurseries would do it.
Tapescript – Nội dung bài nghe
Listen to Paul and Andrea talking about their family life. What are two things that are different about their families? Complete the chart.
P: So, Andrea, you’re going home for the holiday?
A: I sure am. I’ve booked a flight for tomorrow afternoon and I can’t wait.
P: That sounds great.
A: What about you? Going home too?
P: I haven’t decided yet. I’m still considering ….
A: Haven’t decided yet? Oh, you are never going to get a flight out of here. All the seats have been reserved by now I’m sure. It’s the holiday season, after all.
P: Well, it’s not very important to me. My family lives about 180 kilometres from here. I usually take the train or the coach.
A: You don’t sound excited about it.
P: Well, we are not really a very close-knit family. I have three brothers, and they’ve spread out all over the place. We rarely get together as a family any more.
A: Well, I try to get home as soon as possible. We’re a big family – there are six of us – children – so it’s always a lot of fun.
P: Six kids?
A: Yes. And we’re all really close. My brothers are married, so it makes for a very crowded home over the holiday. And there are too many people to cook for, so we end up going out to dinner a lot. That’s also fun.
P: Well, at my home, my mother loves to cook, so when we get home she often cooks big meals. We have leftovers for days.