Vocabulary and expressions: Engrave / ɪ n ˈ gre ɪ v/ (v): to cut words or design on a hard surface. flourish / ˈ fl ʌ r. ɪʃ / (v): to develop in a successful way Ex: His business is flourishing and he earns a lot of money.
Confucian /kən ˈ fju ʃ n/ (a): (thuộc về) nhà nho Confucius /kən ˈ fju: ʃ əs/ (n): Khổng Tử Scholar / ˈ sk ɒ lə(r)/ (n): a person who studies an academic subject deeply at the university. Memorialize /mə ˈ m ɔː riəlaiz/ (v): tôn vinh, tưởng nhớ Ex: We build this statue to memorialize the heroes in the war.
Vocabulary and expressions: Engrave (v) Flourish (v) Banyan tree (n) Originally (adv) Representative (a) Tortoise (n) Stone stele (n) / stelae (plural) Confucian (a) Confucius (n) Scholar (n) Memorialize (v)
Choose A, B or C that best suits the meaning of the italicised word: 1.Van Mieu was originally built in 1070 in the Ly dynasty. A.beautifully B.initially C.finally Task 1
2. It is representative of Confucian ways of thought and behavior. A.typical B.fond C.traditional 3. Van Mieu was a place to memorialize the most brilliant scholars of the nation. A.ignore B.gather C.honor
4. The stone stelae were engraved with the names of the top students in royal examinations. A.printed B.carved C.washed 5. The banyan trees in Van Mieu continue to flourish even now. A.slow down B.fall off C.grow well
Decide whether the following statements are true (T) or false (F) Task 2
1. The construction of Van Mieu took place between 1076 and 1779 2. Quoc Tu Giam is considered to be the first university of Vietnam 3. Thousands of talented men were trained in Quoc Tu Giam from the 11 th to the 19 th century 4. Van Mieu has now lost most of its traditional Vietnamese architecture. 5. Festivals and examinations used to be held in Van Mieu – Quoc Tu Giam 6. Visitors can still see some trees which have been in Van Mieu for a long time. in 1070 18th well-preserved
Work in pairs: Complete the following chart use the information from the passage
1.Van Mieu was built in ______ Van Mieu- Quoc Tu Giam 2. Van Mieu was the typical of __________ Confucian ways. 3.Quoc Tu Giam was ______ of Vietnam. 4. Van Mieu was a place to _____ the talented men of the nation. 5.Van Mieu is a _____ traditional Vietnamese architecture. 60595857565554535251504948474645444342414039383736353433323130292827262524232221201918171615141312111009080706050403020100 Time’s Up!
ANSWER: 1.1070 2.thought and behaviour 3.the first university 4.memorialize 5.well-preserved
HOME WORK -Learn new words -Redo exercises in the textbook -Prepare part B: speaking