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Unit 12 : A life in the day. Discuss : Which do you think will happen when people become old?. Finding it difficult to sleep Liking routine Going to university Studying foreign languages Watching TV Using the Internet Losing memory. TRUE??? or FALSE???.

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Unit 12 a life in the day

Unit 12 : A life in the day


Discuss which do you think will happen when people become old

Discuss : Which do you think will happen when people become old?

Finding it difficult to sleep

Liking routine

Going to university

Studying foreign languages

Watching TV

Using the Internet

Losing memory


True or false

TRUE??? or FALSE???

  • Learning a new language at old age is impossible.

  • A wealthy life always makes people happy.

  • The attitude towards life will decide whether the life is happy or not.

  • Mature learners can never gain high degrees.


New vocabulary items

New vocabulary items

Pagoda

Buddhism

Buddhist


Unit 12 a life in the day

Church

Catholicism

Catholic

How do we call a person who does not belong to two religions above and others as well?


Unit 12 a life in the day

  • Atheist /'eiθiist/ (n) a person who believes that God does not exist.

    Eg. I am an atheist. Therefore I consider belief in religion as lunacy.

  • lunacy: behavior that is stupid or crazy.


Unit 12 a life in the day

  • All the managers are convened in the meeting.

     Convene /kən'vi:n/ (v) to arrange for people to come together for a formal meeting.


Unit 12 a life in the day

  • centenary

    (n) a 100th anniversary or its celebration

    Eg. The firm was built in 1909. So it is celebrating its centenary this year.


Unit 12 a life in the day

cerebral /'seribrəl/

(adj) relating to the brain.

Brain


Unit 12 a life in the day

  • abscess /'æbsis/

    (n) a painful swelling in the body, containing thick yellowish liquid.

     cerebral abscess : is an abscess caused by inflammation and collection of infected material, coming from local (ear infection, dental abscess), or remote (lung, heart, etc.) infectious sources, within the brain tissue


Unit 12 a life in the day

snatch /'snæt∫/

(v) to take or get something quickly, especially because you do not have much time


Unit 12 a life in the day

  • Eg. My friend idolizes My Tam so much that she wants to enroll on her fan club.

     Enroll on (v) to arrange for yourself or for somebody else to officially join a course, school, etc.


Guided question

Guided question

  • Does Mary Hobson think that she is too old to learn or do anything?

     No, she doesn’t. She does not think that her memory goes with age. Although she is fairly old, she still learn whatever she want.


Practice

Practice

  • Matching:

  • Overpowering a. very exciting

  • Horrendous b. disgraceful

  • Exhilarating c. fantastic

  • Marvelous d. very strong

  • Scandalous e extremely shocking


Work in pairs

Work in pairs

  • List all the disadvantages of being young and the advantages of being old.


Suggested answers

Suggested answers

  • Disadvantages of being young:

    - fast pace of life

    - ignore spiritual value

    - …

  • Advantages of being old:

    - spend more time for the family

    - have a lot of experience

    - …


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