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Tài liệu về Tour Commentaries

Section 1:language focus

Guiding language

Indicating position

On your right isOn your left isIn front of you isWe are now passing You can now see the beautiful …..the magnificent ……

Superlatives

…… is one of the finestmost famousmost beautiful buildingssights in the world.in Asia.in Vietnam.

Passives

….. was built…… was painted…… was designed…. is said to by …(person).in … (date)be hauntedbe the best example of …..have lived here.

Present perfect

……... has stood herefor ... (time period)

has been standing since …(date).

PRACTICE

1. Use the following notes to write into full sentences about St Paul’s Cathedral in London.

  1. On/left/beautiful/St Paul’s Cathedral.

…………………………………………………………………………….

  1. Stood/over 300 years.

…………………………………………………………………………….

  1. Designed/Christopher Wren.

…………………………………………………………………………….

  1. One/large/dome/world.

…………………………………………………………………………….

  1. Said/influenced/design/Capitol building/Washington.

…………………………………………………………………………….

  1. Lord Nelson/buried/crypt.

…………………………………………………………………………….

2. Quiz

Work with a partner and do the following quiz.

1. The Parthenon was dedicated to ________

A. god poseidonb. goddess athenac. both a. and b.d. none of these

2. The Parthenon was built almost 2,500 years ago in the country of ________.

A. GreeceB. RomeC. New YorkD. London

3. In which city is the Parthenon situated?

A. AlexandriaB. AthensC. Crete

4. How tall is the Eiffel tower?

A. 1834 yardsB. 1800 ftC. 1643 ftD. 984 ft

5. How long did it take to build this structure?

A. 2 years and 2 monthsB. 3 years and 3 monthsC. 4 years and 4 months

6. St. Peter’s is a _____.

A. churchB. castleC. citadel

7. St. Peter’s was completed in ________ under Paul V.

A. 1576B. 1615C. 1763

3. Listening

  1. Listen to the guides giving commentaries at three places. Mark the statements T(True) or F(False).

(Adapted from a listening exercise in Going International, 1998)

Commentary 1

  • The structure is 300 meters high.
  • It was built in the 18th century.
  • The British have a similar structure.

Commentary 2

  • The guide is taking about a square.
  • The church was built during 100 years.
  • The tourists will climb up to see the city.

Commentary 3

  • The building is 2000 years old.
  • It was built as a Christian church.
  • It has been destroyed a lot.
  • Listen again. In which commentary do you hear the following adjectives? Write the numbers (1, 2, 3) on the line.
  1. Advanced
  2. Long
  3. Magnificent
  4. Proud
  5. Splendid
  6. Wonderful
  7. What do the guides talk about? Write the number (1, 2 or 3) in the box.
 Parthenon  Eiffel Tower  St Peter’s

Section 2:reading

  1. Pre-reading
  2. Where did you go on your last vacation?
  3. How did you go?
  4. Who did you go with?
  5. What did you see and do?
  6. What did you buy as a souvenir?
  7. Reading

CITY TOURS

On the day of their city tour, the Silver wakes early. When Mr. and Mrs. Silver leave the coffee shop, the concierge greets the Silvers with a smile. The concierge gives Mr. Silver the tickets for the tour and says, "I'm not busy at the moment. Let me walk with you to where the bus will pick you up. I'll introduce you to the tour guide personally."

Soon the tour bus stops at the curb. The driver opens the door and the tour guide climbs down. As he has promised, the concierge introduces each member of the family to her.

Questions & Answers

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Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
research.net
kanaga
sciencedirect big data base
Ernesto
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
Bharti
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
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Source:  OpenStax, English for tourism. OpenStax CNX. Aug 13, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col10770/1.2
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