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Learning English with video

1  Listen to a conversation between Nam and Mai about learning English with video. Decide whether the following statements are true (T) or false (F). (Nghe một cuộc trò chuyện giữa Nam và Mai về việc học tiếng Anh với video. Quyết định xem các nhận định sau đây là đúng (T) hoặc sai (F).)
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  1. Nam and Mai's English teacher never let them watch videos.
  2. Mr Bean and The IT Crowd are popular series on domestic TV channels.
  3. Both speakers had watched many of these TV series.
  4. Nam thinks watching the videos is time- consuming.
  5. Mai thinks that teachers should not choose videos to show in their classes.

Đáp án:

1.F    2.T    3.T    4. F   5. F

Audio script:

Mai: What do you think of the video clips we watched in our English classes?

Nam: I like them because they are interesting. The language is authentic and they helped me to improve my English... How about you?

Mai: Well, I think some videos were interesting and helped me to learn things like new expressions, but most of them were just entertaining and time-consuming.

Nam: Which ones?

Mai: You know, many of us had already watched the series about Mr Bean and The IT Crowd before we saw them in class. I think it was a waste of time to watch them again.

Nam: I had also seen most of the episodes, but I still liked watching them in class with no subtitles. And I enjoyed discussing the ideas with my classmates.

Mai: Well, I didn't have much to say... These series are very popular and repeated frequently on many domestic TV channels. You can also see them on many social media websites for free. I think our English teacher should choose less familiar films or TV series.

Nam: You might be right. My brother's teacher asks her students to ‘vote’ for the videos they want to watch, and sometimes even lets them bring in DVDs related to the themes of the lessons.

Mai: Sounds like a great idea!

Nam: Yes, but I still think that our teacher should choose the content. Not all videos are suitable to watch in class.

2    Work in groups. Discuss what videos you would like to watch in your English lessons classes. Give reasons. (Làm việc theo nhóm. Thảo luận về các video mà bạn muốn xem ở lớp học tiếng Anh của bạn. Đưa ra lý do.)

Gợi ý:

. The video clips are powerful audio-visual resources for learning a language.

. They can:

-  provide authentic language use

- capture learners'attention

- increase their motivation

-  enhance their learning experience


Social media apps

1    Read the following text and give short answers to the questions. (Đọc văn bản sau đây và đưa ra câu trả lời ngắn cho các câu hỏi.)

The advancement of technology has enabled the Internet users to access various social networking apps. Most of these apps are designed to help people to keep in contact with their friends and share information. They are easy to download, install and update. Free apps have only basic services, but the paid ones have more advanced options.

Most social networking sites and apps offer users communication, entertainment and security. You can chat with and send messages to your friends and followers using live messenger and mail functions.

You can listen to music or watch videos on video-sharing apps, which also allow you to create your own video clips and share them with friends and family. For people who like playing games, there is a wide selection of

game apps in all genres for all ages. The most popular ones are action and adventure games followed by puzzles and board games.

Mobile security apps are designed to protect and secure smartphone and tablet devices, in cases of theft or loss of data. Additional features include virus detection and removal, and scanning websites for phishing scams.

Most apps are fun and people use them all the time - to chat with friends, play games, get directions, check the weather forecast, read news and books, and a lot more. However, before you decide whether to download an app, you need to go through its functions very carefully and read the user reviews.

  1. What are social networking apps for?
  2. Why do people pay for social networking apps?
  3. What is a video-sharing app?
  4. What are the most popular game apps?
  5. Name some functions of mobile security apps.
  6. What should you do before downloading an app?

Hướng dẫn:

  1. They are for communication, entertainment and security on the Internet.
  2. Because they want to have more advanced options than basic services.
  3. A video-sharing app is an application for creating videos and sharing them with family and friends.
  4. They are action and adventure games followed by puzzles and board games.
  5. Besides protecting smartphones and tablet devices from theft and loss of data, these security apps detect and remove viruses as well as phishing scams.
  6. We should go through its functions very carefully and read the user reviews.

2 Work in groups. Discuss some popular social networking apps and their functions.

Làm việc theo nhóm. Thảo luận về một số ứng dụng mạng xã hội phổ biến và chức năng của chúng.