Unit 1: Life stories – Reading

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1. Discuss the partner (Thảo luận với bạn)

What people need What to do
a. These food victims need food and shelled We can donate money, rice and old clothes
b. These students are studying in a shabby classroom. They need study equipment and a decent place to study We can donate books and money
c. These young cancer patients need care and comfont We can visit them, give them gifts and organise different fun activities.

2. Read two people’s life stories and complete the table (Đọc 2 câu chuyện về cuộc sống của con người và hoàn thành bảng)

Name Larry Stewart Le Thanh Thuy
Born 1948 1988
Died 2007 2007
Nationality American Vietnamese
Health problem cancer bone cancer
Dedicated life to the needy young cancer patients

3. Find the words or expressions in the text that have the following meanings. Write them in the correct spaces (Tìm các từ hoặc các biểu thức trong văn bản có các ý nghĩa sau. Viết chúng vào đúng khoảng trống)

1. the needy 2. reveal 3. anonymous
4. amputate 5. initiate 6. memory

4. Answer the questions (Trả lời câu hỏi)

1. Every Christmas, Larry handed out thousands of dollars to needy people in public places.

2. Because he gave money to people during the festival season of December while his identify was hidden.

3. People have been insired to continue his mission of kindness and charitable work.

4. Thuy organised charitable activities to relieve young cancer patient’s pain

5. She was awarded the title “Ho Chi Minh City Outstanding Young Citizen”

6. The newspaper holds annual events to support her program. One of them is the Sunflower Festival where children and their families get together and have fun. Gifts are given to the young patients and the memory of Thuy is kept alive by her story about love and sharing.

5. Discuss with a partner (Thảo luận với bạn)

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