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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


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???

  • 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

Pagoda

Buddhism

Buddhist


Church

Catholicism

Catholic

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


  • 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.


  • All the managers are convened in the meeting.

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


  • centenary

    (n) a 100th anniversary or its celebration

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


cerebral /'seribrəl/

(adj) relating to the brain.

Brain


  • 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


snatch /'snæt∫/

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


  • 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

  • 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

  • Matching:

  • Overpowering a. very exciting

  • Horrendous b. disgraceful

  • Exhilarating c. fantastic

  • Marvelous d. very strong

  • Scandalous e extremely shocking


Work in pairs

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


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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