Task 1. You will hear a student talk about his hobby. Listen to his talk and decide whether the statements are true (T) or false (F). (Bạn sẽ nghe thấy một học sinh nói chuyện về sở thích của bạn ấy. Nghe câu chuyện của bạn ấy và quyết định việc các báo cáo là đúng (T) hoặc sai (F).)
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1. The writer started his hobby when he was young. T
2. His parents were interested in reading fairy tales and other stories to him. F
3. The writer didn't start with ABC books. F
4. Now he reads all the books available. F
5. Reading helps the writer to know many things. T
6. According to the writer, by reading he does not have to study hard. T
7. The writer is able to know about a tiger through reading. T
8. Books might help him in his daily life. F
My hobby is reading. I read story books, magazines, newspapers and any kind of material that I find interesting.
My hobby got started when I was a little boy. I had always wanted my parents to read fairy tales and other stories to me. Soon they got fed up with having to read to me continually. So as soon as I could. I learned to read. I started with simple ABC books. Soon 1 could read fairy tales and stories. Now I read just about anything that is available.
Reading enables me to learn about so many things. I learned about how people lived in bygone days. I learned about the wonders of the world, space travel, human achievements, gigantic whales, tiny viruses and other fascinating things.
The wonderful thing about reading is that I do not have to learn things very hard way. For example, I do not have to catch a disease to know that it can kill me. I know the danger so I can avoid it. Also I do not have to deep into the jungle to find out about tigers. I can read all aboul it in a book.
Books provide the reader with so much information and facts. They have certainly helped me in my daily life. I am better equipped to cope with living. Otherwise I would go about ignorantly learning things the hard way.
So I continue to read. Besides being more informed about the world. I also spend my time profitably. It is indeed a good hobby.
Task 2. Listen again and write the missing words. (Lắng nghe một lần nữa và viết các từ còn thiếu.)
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The (1) wonderful thing about reading is that I do not have to learn things very hard way. For example, I do not have to catch a (2) disease to know that it can kill me. I know the danger so I can avoid it. Also I do not have to go deep into the (3) jungle to learn about the tiger. I can read all about it in a book.
Books provide the reader with so many facts and so much information. They have (4) certainly helped me in my daily life. I am better equipped to cope with living. Otherwise I would so about (5) ignorantly learning things the hard way.
So I continued to read Besides being more informed about the world, I also spend my time profitably. It is indeed a sood hobby.
After you listen
Work with a partner. Talk about the disadvantages of over reading. (Làm việc với bạn cùng học. Nói về những tác hại của việc đọc quá nhiều.)