English 11 | Unit 2: Personal Experiences (Hệ 7 Năm)
1. LIFE EXPERIENCES:
Your past experiences could be described as embarrassing when you felt embarrassed.
It was really a shocking experience. It gave me such a shock of a lifetime.
The incident was so amusing to me. It has left me so amused for the rest of my life.
Các em hãy dùng các cặp tính từ sau đây diễn tả cảm nhận của mình về một trải nghiệm nào đó trong quá khứ.
Ex. Once I sent a text message to a girl in my school that I liked her so much, but she never replied to me. It was such an ……………… to me. I was so ………………
embarrassing / embarrassed: lúng túng, quê độ
shocking / shocked: sốc choáng
amazing / amazed: choáng ngợp tuyệt vời
frightening / frightened: kinh sợ
delightful / delighted: thích thú
amusing / amused: vui hài
2. READING: AN EMBARRASSING EXPERIENCE
Các em đọc lướt qua bài và trả lời các câu hỏi sau sẽ hiểu các ý chính trong câu chuyện.
1. What did the girl dream of buying?
2. Where did she go to buy it?
3. Why did she think the boy was a thief?
4. What did she decide to do then?
5. Who really acted as a thief, the girl or the boy?
Notes on vocabulary
a floppy cotton hat: chiếc nón vải
a pop star idol: thần tượng nhạc Pop
glance at sth (v): liếc nhìn
turn away (v): quay mặt đi
turn round (v): quay lại ra sau
a sneaky look (n): cái vẻ lén lút
be busy doing sth. đang bận làm gì
after a while (adv): sau một lát
a two-dollar note: tờ tiền giấy 2 dollar
a wad of dollar notes: một cọc tiền đô
make a fuss (v): gây chuyện om sòm
3. SPEAKING: HOW AN EXPERIENCE MAY AFFECT YOU
Anything is possible in this world. So many things happen by chance. Quite a few things happen to you out of a sudden. Such experiences may have affected you in some ways.
Các em hãy dùng lượt ý và ví dụ sau đây để tập hỏi đáp về một trải nghiệm đáng nhớ
Student A. So have you ever been seriously ill?
Student B. Yes, I have. I had to be rushed to hospital a few year ago.
Student A. Oh no! How did it happen? How did you do that?
Student B. You won’t believe it! I fell off climbing a tall tree in the back yard.
Student A. Really? How did you feel then?
Student B. Awful! I had a terrible pain in my back. Thank God I didn’t break my backbone!
Student A. How did that experience affect you?
Student B. It was so frightening. It reminded me to take greater care whatever I do later.
Hãy học cách diễn tả các bài học trải nghiệm đa dạng trong cuộc sống như sau:
How may an experience affect you?
It may remind you that you are too confident.
It makes you realize that you are too proud of yourself.
It may discourage you from doing anything harmful to other people.
It may give you a feeling of embarrassment.
It might make you feel better about yourself.
It changes your attitude towards stars and idols.
It makes you appreciate your health more.
It would make you more interested in homeless children.
It even confuses you more about love and friendship.
It certainly disappoints you, but you learn a lesson of a lifetime.
It teaches you how to react in some way, either negatively or positively.
It means that failure is a fact of life or even a part of your life.
4. GRAMMAR NOTES:
a. Simple present tense in film and book reviews.
Dùng thì hiện tại đơn tóm tắt truyện phim hay điểm phim.
Ex. One day Little Red Riding Hood sets off to visit Granny. The girl carries a basket which contains a cake. When she arrives, she knocks on the front door.
b. Simple Past, Past Progressive and Past Perfect in Narratives.
Dùng thì quá khứ đơn kết hợp với các thì QK còn lại để thuật truyện trong văn tự sự
>> One action after another
Các sự việc nối tiếp nhau
Ex. When it started to rain, we ran for shelter.
>> The background to an incident
Hoàn cảnh đang làm gì thì sự cố xảy ra bất ngờ
Ex. We were working in the garden when it started to rain.
Ex. While we were working in the garden, it started to rain.
>> When something had happened or completed before something else.
Khi một sự việc xảy ra, sự việc khác đã rồi trước đó
Ex. Luckily when it rained, we had already finished work.
Ex. Fortunately we had already finished work by the time it rained.