VOCABULARY - accomplished [ə'k ɔ mpli∫t] (adj): tài giỏi, lành nghề, tài ba Eg: My uncle, who is an accomplished guitarist, taught me how to play. - simple tunes ['simpl tju:nz] : những giai điệu đơn giản - accompany [ə'k ʌ mpəni] (v) : kèm theo, đi theo
- accompanying [ə'k ʌ mpəni] (gerund) : đệm đàn, nhạc - to be good at +N/ V_ing : giỏi về cái gì/làm gì - modest ['m ɔ dist] (adj): vừa vừa / khiêm tốn - glass fish tank [tæηk] (n): bể cá bằng kính - avid ['ævid] (adj): say mê, khao khát Eg: I would not call myself an avid stamp collector. VOCABULARY
Task 1: The words and phrases below all appear in the passage. Use a dictionary to get their meaning. Then translate them into Vietnamese. Words and PhrasesMeaning 1/ accomplished 2/ accompanying 3/ modest 4/ avid 5/ discarded 6/ indulge in 7/ keep me occupied Có tài năng Đệm nhạc Say mê Bận rộn Khiêm tốn Khao khát Bị loại bỏ
Task 2: Answer the questions 1/ What is the writer’s first hobby? His first hobby is playing the guitar. 2/ Why does the writer admire his uncle? => Because he is an accomplished guitarist and he is good at accompanying people singing with his guitar. 3/ How did he collect fish? => He bought some in a shop and collected some others from the rice field near his house.
4/ Where does he collect stamp? => He collects them from discarded envelopes his relatives and friend give him. 5/ What does the writer do with the less common stamps and with the common ones? => He keeps the less common stamps inside a small album and he usually gives the common ones to others or throws them away if no one wants them. Task 2: Answer the questions