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Listening P23 Before you listen, read the exersises on P 23 and predict what the listening is about.
2. Listen to the tape and tick the statement which tells the main idea of the dialogue.
A A girl from Laos told Wang Kun about how Laotians use the Mekong River. B A girl told Wang Kun about what they would see along the Mekong River. C A girl from Laos told Wang Kun about how important and beautiful the Mekong is.
3. Listen again and complete the passage below. The Mekong is the most important river in Laos. It even _______ on the national _____ of the country. Laotian people use the river for _______, ________ and ____________ goods and the people around the country. They call the Mekong appears flag washing fishing transporting
“the ____ of Laos, you can visit temples, but in Tibet people call it “the water of _______”. If you follow the river in Laos, you can visit temples, caves and a _________. At night, you can sleep in some small _______by the river. sea rocks waterfall villages
Listening Text Part 3 CHATTING WITH A GIRL The next day the travellers see a girl (G) walking along the road. Wang Kun speaks to her. WK: Hello! G: Hello! Are you travellers?
WK: Yes. We’re travelling along the Mekong River. We’ve been all through China and now we’re going to follow the river through Laos.
G: I’m Laotian. The Mekong’s our most important river. Did you know that it appears on our national flag. WK: Really? G: Yes. We use the river for washing, fishingand transporting things around the country.
We’d be lost without it. It’s better than a road. WK: Well, no wonder I’ve seen boats going up and down- they’re transporting goods and people. G: Yeah. We call it “the sea of Laos” although we are not near the sea. It’s because the water is as useful to us as the sea.
WK: How interesting! In Tibet the river’s called “The water of the rocks”. Both names tell us a lot about the river, don’t they?
G: Yes, they do. Watch out for the temples, caves and a waterfall along the river.
WK: Wow! Can we sleep by the river? G: Yes, of course you can. There are many small villages along the river. You can stay there if you wish. WK: Thanks a lot.
Writing Imagine that you are a friend of Wang Kun. Write a short email asking about laos
Choose two or three questions and use each as a new paragraph. How was your trip? What did you do when…? Have you met…? When did you get back? What kind of things did you see? Could you give me more details about…? Could you tell me about…?