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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

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
Daniel
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
Maciej
characteristics of micro business
Abigail
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Anassong
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
NANO
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
s.
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
Tarell
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
Damian
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
Tarell
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
Virgil
is Bucky paper clear?
CYNTHIA
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
NANO
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Harper
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
s.
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
SUYASH Reply
for screen printed electrodes ?
SUYASH
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
Ebrahim
or in general
Ebrahim
in general
s.
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
tahir
On having this app for quite a bit time, Haven't realised there's a chat room in it.
Cied
what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
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how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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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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