❖ Before You Listen
Work with a partner. Study the pictures and answer the questions. (Làm việc với một bạn cùng học. Khảo sát các hình và trả lời các câu hỏi.)
1. What are they doing?
2. What do you think each of them would say to greet each other?
3. What do you think they would talk about?
4. How Ion? do you think it would take them to finish their call and why?
1. They're talking on the phone.
2. They would say “Hello" to greet each other.
3. I think they would talk aboul their usual jobs and things happening to them.
4. It would take them about five minutes to finish their calls because they are on the move in the street.
❖ While You Listen
Task 1: Linda Cupple. a social worker, advises younạ people on how to use (he telephone in their family. Listen to her talk and decide whether the statements are true (T) or false (F). (Linda, một cán bộ xã hội, khuyên người trẻ cách dùng điện thoại ở gia đình. Lắng nghe cuộc nói chuyện của cô và quyết định những câu nói đúng (T) hay sai (F).
1. The telephone often causes arguments between members of the family.
2. A reasonable length of time for a call is the main problem.
3. Ten minutes is a reasonable length of time for a call.
4. Young people should not receive a call at dinner time
5. Young people often call their friends at night.
6. You can’t call your friends at any time even when you have a separate telephone
1.T 2.T 3. T 4. T 5.T 6. T
The Telephone - Potential Family Background
Hello, everyone. In today's talk I'm going to give you some pieces of advice on how to use the telephone in the most deceni way so as lo avoid unnecessary disagreements between you and members of your family.
The telephone, as you know, is a marvelous instrument, but it may cause arguments between you and your parenls-arguments that could be easily avoided if you would sit down, talk it over and agree to a few simple regulations.
The most obvious problem, of course, is what everyone considers a reasonable length of time for a call. The exact duration must be worked out with your parents, but ten minutes should be an absolute maximum. That’s certainly long enough to say almost anything in five different ways, and yet it isn’t so long that other members of the family will become apoplectic. Even when your parents are out, the length of your call should be limited, because they, or someone else, may he trying to reach your home for a very important reason.
Calling hours should be agreed upon. If your parents object to your leaving the dinner table to take calls, tell your friends to avoid calling at that hour, if someone does phone, ask him to call back, or offer to call him when dinner's over.
A serious calling problem is calling very late at night, or very early on weekend mornings. This particular mistake is made mostly by young people who consider 10 or 11 pm. when a lot of tired adults are happily sleeping, the shank of the evening.
So please tell your friends not lo call after ten o’clock. The shock of waking out of a sound sleep and the fright of that instant thought - “There’s an accident” - are enough to give your parents a heart attack. Weekend morning calls aren’t so startling but it's the one time your parents can sleep late.
If your mother and father, out of kindness, have installed a separate phone for you, remember that you're still a member of a family. So try to stick to your family’s regulations. That's all for my talk today. Thank you lor listening.
Task 2: Listen to part of Ms Linda Cupple’s talk again and write the missing words. (Nghe lại một phần của cuộc nói chuyện của bà Linda Cupple và viết những từ thiếu.)
Calling hours should be (1) ………upon. If your parents object to your leaving the dinner table to take calls, tell your friends (2)………….calling at that hour; if someone does phone, ask him to call back, or offer to call him when dinner’s over.
A serious calling problem is calling very late at night, or very early in the morning. This (3)……………….. mistake is made mostly by young people who consider 10 or 11 p.m, when a lot of tired(4)………..are happily sleeping, the shank of the evening. So please tell your friends not to call after ten o’clock. The shock of(5)…………..out of a sound sleep and the fright of that instant thought - “There’s an accident” - are enough to give your parents a(6)……… attack. Weekend morning calls aren’t so startling, but it’s the one time your parents can sleep late
If your mother and father, out of (7) …………, have installed a separate phone for you. remember that you’re still a member of a family. So try (8)………to vour family's regulations.
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- waking 6. heart 7. kindness 8. to stick
❖ After You Listen
Listen again. Summarize Ms Linda Cupple’s talk, beginning with. (Nghe lại. Tóm tắt bài nói chuyện của Bà Linda Clippie, bắt đầu với).
In this talk. Ms Linda Cupple gives us some pieces of advice on how to use the telephone in the family.
The first is to work out a reasonable length of time for a call after a discussion with our parents, usually ten minuies at most. And it’s the duration of time for receiving or making a call at the usual time. Next, it’s a great problem to make a call very late at night or early in the morning, particularly on weekends, because it’s the time your parents can sleep late. So even you have a separate phone, try to stick to the family's regulations