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1 24 Dec 2007 Technology in Language Teaching Instructor: Nguyen Ngoc Vu, M.A. Students: Diem Duyen & Bich Huyen Internet Entrepreneur Is ‘as Technical as a Peanut’ Pre-reading While-reading Post-reading

2 24 Dec 2007 Technology in Language Teaching Instructor: Nguyen Ngoc Vu, M.A. Students: Diem Duyen & Bich Huyen Pre-reading Warm-up: eliciting Do you often surf the Net? For what purposes do you surf the Net? Which websites do you often visit? Why? Do you know about Internet business? Introduction: “Today, we’ll read a text about a talented woman named Martha Lane Fox and her famous website lastminute.com.”

3 PRESENTING VOCABULARY 1) Entrepreneur [, ɔ ntrəprə'nə:] (n, C): person who undertakes a commercial venture. Examples: As an entrepreneur, he started his company and took risk in his business. He wouldn’t succeed in such a risky business if he weren’t such a clever entrepreneur.  Entrepreneurial [, ɔ ntrəprə'nə:riəl] (a): willing to undertake a project requiring initiative and involving risk. Ex: That he dares to open a shop without much capital shows that he is very entrepreneurial.

4 24 Dec 2007 Technology in Language Teaching Instructor: Nguyen Ngoc Vu, M.A. Students: Diem Duyen & Bich Huyen 2. Technical ['teknikl] (a): of the mechanical arts and applied sciences  Technique (n) 3. I love peas, especially peanuts. He always care for trivial things, he’s a peanut.  Peanut ['pi:n ʌ t] (n, C): earthnut, groundnut Trivial person

5 24 Dec 2007 Technology in Language Teaching Instructor: Nguyen Ngoc Vu, M.A. Students: Diem Duyen & Bich Huyen 4. Lucrative ['lu:krətiv] (a): profitable She started the business when her capital is only $100, now she earns 10 million USD. It’s a very lucrative business. 5. Anonymous [ə'n ɔ niməsli] (a): nameless.  Abbreviation: anon At the end of the letter, she wrote “anonymous” as she didn’t want him to know who she was. The author wishes to remain anonymous to attract people’s curiosity.  Anonymity [,ænə'nimiti] (n)

6 24 Dec 2007 Technology in Language Teaching Instructor: Nguyen Ngoc Vu, M.A. Students: Diem Duyen & Bich Huyen 6. Celebrated ['selibreitid] (a): famous, well- known. Examples: Everyone knows and loves her, she is so celebrated. Halong Bay is celebrated for its beautiful scenery. Avril Lavigne is celebrated as a rock singer.

7 24 Dec 2007 Technology in Language Teaching Instructor: Nguyen Ngoc Vu, M.A. Students: Diem Duyen & Bich Huyen 7. Swift [swift] (a): quick Examples: It only takes him 5 minutes to finish the task while I have to spend a night working on it. He’s so swift in doing the task. I had just sent him an when he sent me the reply. It’s so swift.  swiftly (adv)

8 24 Dec 2007 Technology in Language Teaching Instructor: Nguyen Ngoc Vu, M.A. Students: Diem Duyen & Bich Huyen 8. Pursue [pə'sju:] (v): follow, engage in, continue. Examples: She dreamt to be a teacher but her parents wanted her to be a doctor. Finally, she pursued her dream and became a teacher. She decided to pursue her studies after obtaining her first degree.  Pursuit [ pə'sju:t ] (n) She devoted her life to the pursuit of pleasure.

9 24 Dec 2007 Technology in Language Teaching Instructor: Nguyen Ngoc Vu, M.A. Students: Diem Duyen & Bich Huyen 9. Colleague [k ɔ 'li:g] (n, C) fellow worker in a profession or business. Mary and I are both accountants. She is my good colleague. 10. Untrendy [' ʌ n'trendi] (a): not fashionable. This style of clothes existed in the 16 th. It’s untrendy now. 11. Launch [l ɔ :nt∫] (v): start, open The company is launching a new model this year. The old business doesn’t work well so I guess I have to launch a new one.

10 Presenting vocabulary Entrepreneur (n, C) [, ɔ ntrəprə'nə:] Technical (a) ['teknikl] Peanut (n, C) ['pi:n ʌ t] Lucrative (a) ['lu:krətiv] Anonymous (a) [ə'n ɔ niməs] Celebrated (a) ['selibreitid] Swift (a) [swift] Pursue (v) [pə'sju:] Colleague (n, C) [k ɔ 'li:g] Untrendy (a) [' ʌ n'trendi] Launch (v) [l ɔ :nt∫]

11 24 Dec 2007 Technology in Language Teaching Instructor: Nguyen Ngoc Vu, M.A. Students: Diem Duyen & Bich Huyen Guiding questions 1.What can you say about Martha Lane Fox and her colleagues? 2.How has her company progressed?

12 24 Dec 2007 Technology in Language Teaching Instructor: Nguyen Ngoc Vu, M.A. Students: Diem Duyen & Bich Huyen While-reading Work in pairs. One asks, the other answers these questions. Use the following prompts: Who/Martha Lane Fox? What/ special/ her and her colleagues? How/offices? What/ she/ do when/found/lastminute.com?

13 While-reading (cont.) Why/her friend/say/they/take/risk? What/lastminute.com/launch/with What/lastminute.com/deal with? How/lastminute.com/progress? Why/say/gentlemen/lastminute customer?

14 24 Dec 2007 Technology in Language Teaching Instructor: Nguyen Ngoc Vu, M.A. Students: Diem Duyen & Bich Huyen Post-reading In groups of four, discuss the topic: If you created a website for your own, what would it be its contents? Tell your partners about that.

15 24 Dec 2007 Technology in Language Teaching Instructor: Nguyen Ngoc Vu, M.A. Students: Diem Duyen & Bich Huyen Further practice For further practice, follow this linkthis link

16 24 Dec 2007 Technology in Language Teaching Instructor: Nguyen Ngoc Vu, M.A. Students: Diem Duyen & Bich Huyen That’s the end of our presentation Thank you for listening!


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