Before you listen
Look at the picture and answer the question that follow. (Nhìn vào bức ảnh và trả lời câu hỏi tiếp theo.)
- What can you see in the picture?
- Where do you think it is?
- When did you think it was built?
Task 1. Listen to the passage about the Great Wall of China and fill in the missing information. (Nghe đoạn văn vế Vạn Lv Trin'mg Thành của Trung Ouốc và điền vào các thônq (in còn thiểu.)
Click tại đây để nghe:
1. the moon 2.1987
3. the Ming Dynasty 4.200
5. 200 B.C 6. 6000km
7. 11 metres 8. stones
THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA
The Great Wall of China, which is said to be visible from the moon, winds up and down across deserts, grasslands and mountains of 5 provinces. It is considered as one of the greatest man-made wonders in the world thanks to its magnificence and significance. In 1987. the Great Wall was listed as a World Heritage by UNESCO.
The Great Wall as we see today was mostly built during the Ming Dynasty for defence purposes. It started in 1368 and took 200 years to complete. Some parts of the wall are much older and goes back to around 200 B.C. It stretches for about 6,000km from east to west. The wall is about 11 meters high and a stone roadway runs along the top of it.
The Great Wall is a symbol of the Chinese nation throughout history. If you prefer to see the wall in a relatively natural state, you'd better 20 to northwest of Beijing. This part of the wall is the best choice because it is still in original state. A visit to the Great Wall will certainly bring tourists great excitement in each step of the wall.
Task 2. Listen to the passage again and answer the questions. (Nghe đoạn văn một lần nữa và trả lời các câu hỏi.)
Click tại đây để nghe:
1. When did the ancient Chinese start building the Great Wall?
—> The ancient Chinese started to build the Great Wall in 1368.
2. How many provinces does the wall cover?
—> Five provinces.
3. Why is it considered one of the greatest man-made wonders in the world?
—> Because it can be seen from the moon.
4. Which part of the wall is the best choice for visit? Why?
—> The part of the northwest of Beijing is the best choice for visit because it is still in its original state.
After you listen
Work in groups. Tell your partners why the Great Wall is considered one of the greatest wonders in the world and how it was built. (Làm việc theo nhóm. Nói cho bạn học của bạn lí do tại sao Vạn Lý Trường Thành được xem là một trong những kì quan vĩ đại nhất trên thế giới và nó được xây dựng như thế nào?)