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Lesson 1 : READING
Period : 12 (five periods : from 12th to 16th )
A. AIMS: Atter reading the passage sts can guess the meaning of some words in
context _Passage comprehension.
_Scanning for exact information.
B. TEACH ING AIDS: Books, posters , handouts, power point. ',.:.
T Teacher’s activities Ps’ Activities

I. Warm up
Match the names of people in column A
with their achievements or jobs in column
A a. discovered the pull of the
l. Louis Pasteur earth,
2. Yuri Gagarin b. discovered Dalat
3. Alexandra Yersin c. invented the first generator
4. Faraday d. determined the atomic
5. Newton weight of radium
6. Marie Curie e. was the first Russian
f. developed the vaccine for
preventing rabies

Who was this woman among them?

*When we deal with a person's life,
education, career, ...what do we want to
talk about?
/ her background
Unit three MARIE CURIE PEOPLE'S 1 -t- F 2 -t- E 3 -+- B
BACKGROUND 4 -t C; 5 i A
A. Reading 6'.1 I )

Activities T uses the portrait of Marie

_On poster (Individually ) T asks each St Curie to ask students to guess
to read some who she was among them '
information about these people and try to T elicits the lesson by this
do the task quickly. ( for 3') question.
2 volunteers do their tasks on the board. 4'
_The teacher and the other students
observe their tasks and decide who the
winner is.

A. Before you read

_Ask and answer the questions
*I lave you ever heard of Marie Curie?
*What do you know about her?
_Closed hairs
( according to sts) .
T can goes round to provide them with
some information about this famous
_Sts' answers.
_She was born in Warsaw.
She was awarded a Noble Prize in
Chemistry for determining the atomic
weight of radium.
She was Pierre Curie's wife. 6,

B.While you read Pairwork ( on handouts +,a

*Read (lie passage and then do the tasks. poster)
TASK I _T asks two volunteers to give
Activity I: Match the words or phrases in A the feedback on the board.
with their meanings in B 1. with (lying colours.
2.brilliant (adj)
3. Imature (adj)
A. having a filly developed mind.
B. keep in the mind. 5.determine (v)
C. find out exactly by making calculations. 6. ease (v)
D. very well, with a very high mark / grade. 7. Tharbour (v)
E. intake less severe. 8.humanitarian (adj)
F. concerned with improving the lives of
mankind and reducing suffering.
G. intelligent.
H. occupation FEEDBACK
I -t. D 2 +G 3 +A
The other students observe their tasks and 4+11 5 +C 6 -t- E
decide who the winner is 7+b. 8 +F ,.

Activity 2
_Practice reading these words TASK 2 1.Marie went to school in
_Decide whether the statements are true Warsaw.
(T) or false (F).Correct the false 2.Her dream was to become a
information. private tutor.
3.At the Sorbonne, she studied
very well.;
4.She married Pierre Curie in
5.She was the first woman
professor at the Sorbonne.
6. She was the first woman to
receive a PhD from the
7.She was awarded the Noble
Prize in physics .
T reads all these words one time and then FEEDBACK (T-sts) Treads a
asks sts to repeat them. sentence and a st will decide
T asks sts to read the passage again and whether it is true or false.
then do this task.
Task 3 Groupwork ( on poster/ hand
_Collect the information about Marie out ) _Each group has 8
Curie's background. students. They will read the
8' passage again and collect the
'f asks sts to correct the false information.
information about Marie Curie
1. T quickly by matching the'cards
2. F ( to become a scientist) 3. T with the information with the
4. F ( in 1895) 5. T blanks.
6. T 1.Nov. 7, 1867
7. F (in chemistry) 2.birthplace
3. education
4. to become a scientist
5. A Pill
6. marital status
7. determining the atomic
weight of radium.
TASK 4 Pair-work
_Answer the questions. _Besides tile questions in task
(.When and where was Marie Curies born 3 ( on page 34),sts can make
'? other questions with the
2.What kind of student was she ? information they have
3.Where did site receive a general collected in task 3 and then
education? try to answer them.
4.What was her dream?
5. Why did she work as a private tutor?
6.What highest. degree did she get?
7.For what service was site awarded a
Noble Prize in Chemistry?
8.Was the prize her real joy? Why'? Wiry

C. After you read FEEDBACK

_Below are rive adjectives we may use to 1. In Warsaw on November 7,
describe Marie Curie. Find the evidence 1867.
from the passage to prove each of them. 2.She was a brilliant and
_Strong - willed intelligent mature student.
ambitious `-hard-working 3.In Warsaw / In local schools.
4.To become a scientist.
5.to save money for a study
tour abroad.
6.A PhD
7.For determining the atomic
weight of I, radium.
8.No, it wasn't. her real joy
was "easing human suffering'.
_Group work ( 6 s(s)
They discuss the meanings of
these adjectives and try to
find out which sentences from
the passage can prove the
personalities of Marie Curie.
T asks each st to read a
sentence to prove one of these
personalities )

-Write a 100-word paragraph about Marie _....harbored the dream of a
Curie's life. -Prepare `SPEAKING' scientific career,.( ambitious)
-in spite of her difficult living
conditions, she worked
extremely hard. (hardworking)
-...earned a physics degree
with flying colours --another
degree in Maths ...to receive a
NO at the Sorbonne...
Collect the information about Marie _'To save money for a study
Curie's background tour abroad, she had to work
as a private tutor.
-After the tragic death ....she
took up the position....( Strong
- willed ) easing human
suffering (humane)
Collect (lie information about
Marie Curie's background
Lesson 2 : SPEAKING
Period : 13 (five periods : from 12th to 16th )
A. Aims : _Helping Students ask and answer questions about people's background.
Role playing.
B. TEACHING AIDS: Books, posters, handouts, power point.
T Teacher’s activities Ps’ Activities

I. Checking : _'They are talking / They are

II. Warm up interviewing.
_'What are they doing in this picture? Interviewers: holding pens -r-
_Who are interviewers and interviewees in pieces of paper,...
this picture. Interviewees : answering
2 students talk about Marie Curie's _
-T uses the picture on page 35 to elicit the
word ' interview'
T asks students this question Sts can
T explains the difference between talking
' and interviewing.
III. New lesson Pair work
Unit three PEOPLE'S BACKGROUND B. Sts exchange their ideas and
Speaking decide which; items are about
TASK 1 *Activity 1 somebody's background. _The
_Decide which items can tell you about first 2 teams present their
somebody's background. tasks on the board.
family hobby ._education dislikes _T and the other sts observe
appearance experience their tasks and decide which
FEEDBACK team is the winner.
family education -dislikes hobby

*Activity 2 Closed pairs Open pairs

_Discuss what questions you can ask ( According to students )
when you want to know about somebody's For exnmples:
background. _When and where was Faraday
/ Doan t hi Diern born?
_Where did lie / she receive
general education when a boy /
a girl?

_Imagine you are a journalist. Use the
cues given to interview a classmate _Hello, hey
about ,his / her background or (lint of a _ How are you ? _How many
person lie / she knows well. Change the sisters / brothers do you
roles when you have finished. have ?
*greeting *primary school _ Which subject do you like
*date of birth *secondary school best?
*place of birth *schoolwork _ What primary school did you
*home *favourite subject go to? Thanks for ....
*parents *experience
*brother(s)/ sister(s) *thanking *Some
expression used
A. Hello, I'm Lan. I'm a journalist.
B. Hello, I'm Mai. I low do you do'?
A. How do you do? Would You ......... _ Pair work and group work (
some of my questions about you? of 3 sts) Students call take
B. Yes, certainly. turn as an interviewer . .
A. Can you tell me when and where you 3 students
were born?
B. I was born in Da Nang, oil Sep.15th,
A. Where do you live here? A. What primary school did
B . At 88 Hoang Dieu street. you go to?
A. Can you tell me something about your B. Phu Dong primary school.
parents ? A. and what lower secondary
B. My father is an engineer and my school did you study?
mother is a nurse. This year, my father is B. Hung Vuong lower
45!and my mother is 4 years younger secondary school,
than him . A. How do you work at
A. How many brothers and sisters do you school?
have ? B Rather well / Very well.
B. I have only one sister and no brother. A. What subject do you like
-After Sts practise speaking, the teacher B. English, I think.
can give them a model. A. What experience can you
Helps they make as many questions as get at school?
possible. B. Learning in pairs or groups
T goes round to help sts when necessary. is very useful and interesting.
-T asks some pairs and groups to practise A. Thanks for answering all
speaking in the front of class.(without my questions. . Bye.
books ) B. Bye. See you again.
Or presents this model on handouts . 13,
Groupwork ( of S st)
TASK 3 Sts in each group take turns
_Talk about the person you have known talking about the person they
through the have just interviewed.
Free talking

-T goes round to encourage them to


IV. Homework
Write a short paragraph about your best
friend's background.
_Prepare '-LISTENING `
2 or 3 students will speak in class,


Lesson 3 : Listening
Period : 14 (five periods : from 12th to 16th )
A. Aims : Listening to a dialogue.
_Deciding True or False statements
_Gap filling.
B. Teaching aids : Books, posters, handouts, power point.
C .Procedure :
(.Checking up 11.Warm up "thatch these sports with their pictures
Ti Teacher’s activities Ps’ Activities

T shows these pictures on the screen and asks the

class guess what sports in them. '
T gives one student 6 cards with the names of
theses sports on and asks them to match them with
_T and the class observe their tasks and decide who
is the winner.
'I' uses the picture on page 36 to elicit words from
the lesson. _2 students talk about the person they have known
or interviewed.
_2 students present their task on the board.
numbers written on the board.'
1 cycling 2. tennis 3. high jump 4.swimming
5.nmning 6.football

_Do you know any Olympic champions?

What kind' of sports does he / she take up? Work in pairs
T uses these questions to elicit the lesson.

III. New lesson

C. Listening
A. Before you listen "Activity 1
_Answer these questions
1.Do you know any Olympic champions'?
2.What do you want to know about an Olympic
T 'can give sts some information about some
Olympic champions if they don't know.

*Diploma *Certificate *Degree

a Bachelor's Degree
a Master's Degree
a PhD ( Doctor of Philosophy)

*Activity 3
listen and repeat
B. While you listen 2 students read all these words again.
Each sts tries to listen1he conversation from the
TASK I tape and then decides whether these sentences
_Listen to the conversation between Bob and are true or false. -
Sally, Decide whether the statements are true (T) Pair work
or false _Sts exchange their tasks

1. In 19959ally joined the Star Sports Club.

2.There are five people in her family.
3.She has a lot of free time. FEEDBACK
4.She likes not only sports but also reading. I. T
5.She wants to be a writer. 2. T
3. F ( she doesn't have much free time)
T writes these incomplete words on a poster. 4. T
T asks sts to complete them quickly. 5. F ( she wants to be a sports teacher)
1. T provides the Vietnamese meanings of these
T reads these words one time and then asks sts to
repeat them.

T tells sts that they will listen to the conversation

between Bob, a journalist and Sally, an Olympic

T has sts read these sentences first. Individually

_T has sts listen to the tape the second time.
T asks one sts to give the feedback on the board.
T asks sts to correct the false information.

Listen to the conversation again and fill in the group work ( 4 students)
blanks. _On large pieces of paper ,
1. Sally got at local schools. Sts read the incomplete sentences first.
2. She in Manchester with her Sts listen to the tape again and try to complete
3.She likes sports - basketball and , for these sentences (individually)
example. Sts exchange their ideas and then fill in the
4.She likes to read - romantic hooks, blank.
5.She wants to get her _ The first 3 groups stick their tasks on the board.

T has them listen to the conversation again and

corrects the tasks.

C. After you listen FEEDBACK

Ask and answer questions about Sally. 1a general education.
2 Lives family difficulty
3 swimming
4.love stories
5.teacher's diploma_

Pair work
Homework .
_Write a short paragraph about Sally _Prepare *Closed pairs *Open pairs
"Writing "
_T has sts listen to the conversation from the cassette
again before they ask and answer questions about
T asks some pairs to do this in front of (lie class.


Lesson 4 : WRITING
Period : 15 (five periods : from 12th to 16th )
A. AIMS_ Helping students write about people's background
B. TEACIIING AIDS: Books, posters, handouts, power point.
T Teacher’s activities Ps’ Activities

1. Checking Pair work

2. Warm up
match details in A with their information in
T has 2 students ask and answer some
questions about Sally and one st talk about FEEDBACK
her. . 1+e ,2+f ,3+a , 4+b 5+c , 6+d,7+f
T asks students to do this task quickly
T has two pairs present their tasks on the
T elicits the lesson by asking this question.
- What will you write if somebody wants to
know all the details in column A ?

III. New lesson

*Writing about people's background
*Activity 1
_Read Mr. Brown's C.V. ( on page 37)
Curriculum vitae is a form with details
about somebody's past education and jobs.
*Activity 2 Individually
Match the cues with what you want to write 2 students present the task on the board
T asks sts to read Mr. Brown's curriculum *Past education : 2; 3
vitae and then ask this question *Birthday and birthplace : 1
-What is a curriculum vitae? *Previous jobs : 4, 7 , 6
*Interests : 5

*Activity 3 Mr. Brown was born on November 122 1969

Write a paragraph about Mr. Brown , using the in Boston. lie went to Kensington High
cues given above. School and passed exams in English, French
Model and Maths. l le worked as a tourist guide in
a travel agency from June 1991 to
December 1998. And from 1999 to 2002 he
worked as a hotel telephonist. He likes
music and dancing.
TASK 2 Group work ( 6 students)
_Ask your partner for the information about
his / her parent and complete the form.
*Parent : either father or mother The second three sts : Previous jobs and
*Parents : both father or mother interest.
T asks the tenses of verbs they must use. They check up their writing before present
Every three students writes 2 details. them in front of the class. ( only 2 groups)
_The first "three sts : Past education and birthday
and birthplace
_T and the other students read their tasks and A and B takes turns asking for the
correct their mistakes if necessary. Pairtivork information about their parent-;and then
_T explains the difference between 'parents' complete the form.
and ' parent '

T goes round to check up sts' tasks and correct

mistakes if necessary.

_Write a paragraph about your partner's
_"T asks 2 students to write their paragraph
parent. 'Then ask him / her to read the
on the board and the others to correct the
paragraph and check whether the information
mistakes if necessary.
is correct.
_Write the paragraph into your notebooks.
_Review the uses of the past perfect
_Do all the exercise in " Language Focus `
Using the information about the" partner's
parent, each student write 3a paragraph about
him / her.
Period : 16 (five periods : from 12th to 16th )
A. Aims : Helping sts to pronounce 2 sounds / e / a n d / a e /
Reviewing the uses of the past simple and the past perfect .
B. Teaching aids : Books, posters, handouts, power point.
T Teacher’s activities Ps’ Activities

1. checking *PRONUNCIATION
2. warm up

Who's Who?
T has .2 pairs of students ask and answer some
questions about themselves.
_Playing games
_Guessing the name of these characters thanks to
some information given on the screen.

T asks some students to read these two words.

T asks sts to look at his / her mouth and then
pronounce these two words.
T tells sts the difference between these two
sounds. Sts haven't opened their books
*Practise these sentences
1. The fat man has a red pen.
2. -This handbag will be sent to Helen.
-Sts recognizes which letters arc pronounced
3. Sam said apples were very expensive then. /ae/ or / e /
4. There're ten pans on the shelf.
5. Ben sat on the bench with a yellow cat.
6. Ann never gets bad marks in French.

_T reads these sentences one time and has sts - Some sts read there.
listen to them.
-T corrects their mistakes in pronunciation.

T shows sts a map of these two tenses ( simple _Which action (1) or (2) is in the past perfect
past and past perfect ) and asks sts the uses of tense `?
the past perfect tense. _" had obtained" is action I or 2 ?
*Action l: in past perfect tense
*Action 2: in past simple

Example :
After the traffic death of Pierre Curie in 1906,
she stood up the position which her husband
had obtained at the Sorbonne.
USES Pair work
The past perfect tense is used to say that Sts must prepare this exercise in advance.
something had already happened before another _Sts exchange their tasks and correct their
past action or a past time. mistakes if they are incorrect.
3 pairs do this tasks on 3 posters _T and the
Practice other sts observe and correct their tasks.
EXERCISE : 1 _Use the verbs in brackets in the
past perfect
1. .Why did Toms mother get angry with him?
Because he (break)_ her favourite vase.
2.When did you watch T.V last night?
When I (do)- all my homework.
3. Did you first see them at my last birthday
party? No, I (meet) there before.
4.Why did she return home ?
She suddenly remembered she (not turn
o n ) _ ._ _ the gas stove.
5. How did they like our city?
They said it was the loveliest city they ever (see)
6.It rained yesterday after it dry for months.
7.By the time he arrived, all his classmates
( leave)
8.We didn't have their new phone number
because they (move) ......... to the South.
9.When they met again, they (not see)__ each
other for 10 years.
10.When I came, the room was in a terrible mess Individually
because someone (break in) ........... Feed back

_ Fill the verbs in brackets in the past simple or
the past perfect.
1. We just (finish).,.. dinner when they ( come)
2. He seldom travel by bicycle before he 1. had just finished / came
(go)............... to Vietnam. 2. had seldom traveled / went /
3. Ann (go).........to get the carpet for the room but 3. went / had already taken
someone already (take)................it. 4. Did you manage / had come / phoned
4. You (manage)_..........to sec the Director, or he 5. had just gone / phoned / had been
( go) .............out by the time you get there ?
5 . He just (get). home when you (Phone)
He (be). in New York.

T asks S sts to hand in (licit tasks

T asks some Ms to do Ibis task nm file Poster on
the board
Exercise 3 Feed back
Find the mistakes in the use of lenses in the 1. had climbed -> climbed
following story. find and correct them . 2. had turned - turned
While George was reading in bed, two 3. had called - called
thieves had clinched into his kitchen. When t1my 4. had heard - heard
had entered the house, they went into tire during 5. went - had already gone
room. It was very dark, So they had turned on a
torch. Suddenly, they heard a voice behind them.
"What's up? What's up?" Someone had called The
thieves dropped the torch and rare away as quickly
as they could.
George had heard a noise and came down stairs
quickly . He turned on the light but he could not
see anybody .The thieves already went. But G’s
parrot, Henry was still there.
“ What’s up “ he called.
“ Nothing Henry “ George said and smiled "Go
back to sleep."
Production :
Make 5 sents , use the past perfect tense

Home work
_Do this task at home.
_ Review 3 units to do sine-period test
Do “ Test yourself”