Work in pairs. What can you see in the two pictures above? (Làm việc theo cặp. Những gì bạn có thể thấy trong hai bức tranh trên?)
Where are these people?
What are they doing?
Task 1. Three American students are talking about how they would like to spend their holiday. Listen to them and decide if the statements are true (T) or false (F). (Ba học sinh Mĩ đang nói về cách họ muốn dành cho kì nghỉ của họ. Lắng nghe và quyết định câu nói là đúng (T) hoặc sai (F).)
Click tại đây để nghe:
1. Anna doesn’t like summer weather.
2. Anna usually spends two weeks in a national park every summer.
3. Terry has never been to the mountains or the desert in summer.
4. Terry is attracted to the beauty of nature.
5. Mary likes the solitude of the wilderness.
6. Mary enjoys the comfortable life in the cities.
1. T 2.T 3. F 4.T 5. F 6. T
ANNA: it’s hot and humid in New York City in the summer and I often feel depressed then. So in July and August. I often go out of the city to the west where there are some beautiful national parks and forests. I often go with my friends, and I spend about two weeks in a national park every year. We might stay at campgrounds in the park, but wilderness areas are more fun. What we enjoy most is to ride our dirt bikes in the desert, take showers in waterfalls and swim in the lakes and rivers. And at night. we sleep in our sleeping bags or tents and cook on our gas stove. It’s wonderful that we can live in nature and enjoy it.
TERRY: I used to go to the mountains, the desert, and other places with spectacular scenery in summer. I don't ao any more, although I'm attracted to the beauty of nature. But I think these natural places aren't as beautiful as they used to be. Now more and more people are going to these places. They leave trash in the forests, and take rocks and plants with them. They don't care about nature. I believe not only people are important to the world - nature is also important.
MARY: Like most other people. I'm very fond of natural spectacular scenery, but when I travel, I spend most of my time in cities. Why do I not want to live in nature and enjoy it? It’s the solitude of the wilderness. It's for animals and plants, not for me. I hate camping, too. I can't put up an umbrella tent in the wind. I can't make a fire in the rain, and a backpack is usually too heavy for me. So I'd better stay in the cities and enjoy the comfort they offer.
Task 2. Answer the questions. (Trả lời các câu hỏi.)
Click tại đây để nghe:
1. What activities do Anna and her friends enjoy doing most in the national park?
—> Ridding their dirt bike in the desert, taking showers in waterfalls and swimming in lakes and rivers.
2. Where can they sleep?
—> In sleeping bags or tents.
3. According to Terry, why aren't the national places as beautiful as they used to be?
—> Because more and more people are going (coming) to these places and leave trash in the forests and take rocks and plants with them.
4. What does Terry think is also very important to the world?
—> He thinks nature is also important to the world.
5. Where does Mary spend most of her summer holidays?
—> In cities.
6. Why doesn't Mary like camping?
—> Because she can't put up an umberlla tent in the wind or make a fire in the rain or carry a heavy backpack.
After you listen
Work in pairs. List three advantages of a camping holiday? (Làm việc theo cặp. Liệt kê ba lợi ích của một kì nghỉ cắm trại?)