Skills 1 Unit 4: Life in the past

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Skills 1 Unit 4: Life in the past. Phần kỹ năng luyện tập cho bạn đọc hai kĩ năng đọc và nói. Bài viết dưới đây cung cấp những gợi ý cũng như hướng dẫn giải bài tập trong sách giáo khoa.


1. Think


  • 1. How different is the way teenagers entertain themselves nowadays compared to the past? Giới trẻ ngày nay giải trí khác như thế nào so với ngày xưa?
  • 2. What do you think might be the biggest difference? Sự khác biệt lớn nhất theo bạn là gì?

2. Read the conversation between Phong and his mother, and answer the questions.

Đọc đoạn hội thoại giữa Phong và mẹ Phong rồi trả lời câu hỏi

  • Phong: Mum, how did you use to entertain yourself when you were a teenager?
  • Mother: Well, kids in my days did a lot of physical activities in the fresh air: playing football, riding bikes, flying kites... We used nature as our playground. We also spent a lot of time with each other, playing and talking face to face, not on a screen like today.
  • Phong: It sounds nice, actually.
  • Mother: Yes. And this lifestyle kept us healthy and in shape. We didn't know about obesity. Girls didn't worry about getting fat and going on a diet.
  • Phong: Didn't you eat out with your friends?
  • Mother: No, we mostly ate at home. Sometimes we just had a snack from a street vendor.
  • Phong: I like street food. And did you watch much TV?
  • Mother: Only wealthy households had a TV. Instead, we read a lot. Unlike watching television, you had to use your imagination when you read. Ah! Now I remember - I used to keep a diary.
  • Phong: A diary? What did you write in it?
  • Mother: Lots of things: events, feelings, my private thoughts... you know.
  • Phong: Nowadays we just post them on Facebook.
  • Mother: I know. Life has changed so much, my darling.
  • 1. Where did teenagers in the past use to play? Thanh niên xưa hay chơi ở đâu?

They used to play outdoors, in the fresh air.

  • 2. How did they communicate with each other? Họ giao tiếp với nhau như nào?

They met and talked face-to-face.

  • 3. What was the advantage of this lifestyle? Lợi ích của lối sống đó là gì?

It kept them healthy and in shape.

  • 4. Where did they mostly eat? Họ hay ăn gì?

At home.

  • 5. What did Phong's mother say about reading? Mẹ Phong nói gì về việc đọc?

You had to use your own imagination.

  • 6. Did teenagers in the past publicise their emotions? Thanh niên xưa có có hay thể hiện cảm xúc không?

No, they didn't.


3. Discuss in groups: What do you think at teenagers' pastimes in 2?

Thảo luận theo nhóm rồi cho biết: Bạn nghĩ gì về các trò tiêu khiển của thanh niên ngày xưa theo như bài 2?


Pastime: riding a bicycle

  • Response A: I love it. I wish I could do it more oft?'
  • Response B: I think it's inconvenient, when it rains. I prefer a fitness certre


  • 1. doing physical activities in the fresh air
  • 2. using nature as your playground
  • 3. meeting and talking face-to-face
  • 4. reading
  • 5. keeping a diary

4. Work in groups.

What do you think about these habits which have been long practised by children in Viet Nam? Would you like to preserve the" Why/Why not?

Làm việc theo nhóm. Bạn nghĩ gì về những thói quen sau của trẻ em ở Việt Nam? Bạn có muốn giữ những thói quen đó không? Tại sao có/ Tại sao không?

  • 1. hand-written homework
  • 2. playing traditional games like hide and seek, elastic-band jumping, skipping, and catch the chickens
  • 3. crossing one's hands in the front and bow rc when you greet a person of seniority
  • 4. obeying your parents/teachers without talking back

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Cập nhật: 07/09/2021