Bài 1. Mai and John are talking about the cities of the future. Choose the correct sentences (a-e) to complete the conversation. Then practise it with a partner.
(Mai và John đang nói về những thành phố tương lai. Chọn câu đúng (a-e) để hoàn thành cuộc trò chuyện. Sau đó thực hành nó với một người bạn.)
a.More people will move to the city. More people means more energy consumption and more carbon dioxide emissions.
b.Exactly. For example, global warming will become worse.
c.I’m writing an essay on cities in 2050.
d.Yes. But in my essay conclusion I’ll express my hope that some things could get better in 2050.
e.I’m afraid the pessimistic. Big cities nowadays face too many insoluble problems.
Mai: What are you doing, John? You look so thoughtful.
Mai: Interesting topic, isn’t it? Are you taking the optimistic or pessimistic viewpoint?
Mai: You mean these problems can’t be solved, can they?
Mai: Why do you think so?
Mai: I see … It seems that you’ve got enough ideas for your essay, haven’t you?
John: (5) ___________________
1. c 2.e 3. b 4. a 5.d
(Làm việc theo cặp. Sử dụng thông tin dưới đây để thực hiện một cuộc trò chuyện.)
– A and B: greet each other
-A: ask why B looks thoughtful
– B: tell A s/he’s writing an essay on cities in the future
– A: ask if B is taking the optimistic or
– B: tell A s/he is optimistic and give reasons
(e.g. There are projects to make cities greener.)
-A: ask B to clarify his/her ideas
– B: give examples (e.g. build more parks, use renewable sources of energy, etc.)
A: agree with B