Unit 6: Viet Nam: Then and now

Phương Dung
Thượng tá -
14 tháng 12 2020 lúc 19:22

Dựa vào những từ cho trước, viết câu hoàn chỉnh.

1.It/ hard/ Jim/ do/ this/ task.

It is hard for Jim to do this task.

2. It/ not/easy/ me/ pass/ the/ test.

It is not easy for me to pass the test.

3. It/ challenging/ you/ change/ your/ job/ now.

It is challenging for you to change your job now.

Giải thích:Cấu trúc“It + be + adj + (for 0) + to V…”

4. Mary/always/afraid/try/anything/new.

Mary is always afraid to try anything new.

5. You/ confident/win/ the/competition?

Are you confident to win the competition?

6. My mother/ pleased/ see/ me/ at/ home/ now.

My mother is pleased to see me at home now.

Giải thích:Cấu trúc “S + be + adj + to V …”

7. I/ sorry/ to/ hear/ that/ you/ have/ accident/ last week.

I am sorry to hear that you had an accident last week.

8. I/glad/you/come/to/my/party.

I am glad that you come to my party.

9. It/ not/ surprising/ Peter/ be/ best/ student/ in/ his/ class.

It is not surprising that Peter is the best student in his class.

10. I/ convinced/ Peter/ be/ right.

I am convinced that Peter is right.

Giải thích:Cấu trúc: “S + be + adj + that + S + V…”

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Jeong Soo In
1 tháng 3 2020 lúc 9:06

Tham khảo:

Dear Mary,

I'm fine. And you? I'm very glad writing letter to you. I will tell you about one of my most memorable past experiences. Last month, my mother told me to bring a raincoat before I went to school but I did not obey. When I went home, suddenly it rained. It rained more and more heavily. I decided to go home in rain without raincoat. That night, I'm seriously ill. I was pity when seeing my parents looked after me and worry about me.

I hope you won't do it as me. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Your friend,

Mai

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Nguyễn Thị Anh Vân
11 tháng 12 2019 lúc 21:51

A few weeks ago I was in Vietnam for the first time in 54 years, seeing Saigon and Hue again, Hanoi and Ha Long Bay for the first time.

It’s a country we “lost” 40 years ago, in April of 1975. There are commemorations and announcements everywhere now, celebrating the “reunification” of North and South Vietnam. The red hammer-and-sickle flag flies from doorways, balconies and trees, north and south.

Looking into the young faces of Vietnam 2015, hearing their questions about the time when I lived in their country, before they were born, before their parents were born, I kept seeing faces from long ago, all but one of them dead now.

If you’re old enough to remember the Domino Theory, you know that Eisenhower, Dulles, Kennedy, McNamara, Johnson, Kissinger, Nixon — one after another, U.S. leaders told us that if another Asian nation took up “Godless communism” all the others would also go red. We had to send troops against our evil nemesis Ho Chi Minh, the anti-colonialist president of the North, or see all of Asia populated by oppressed automatons in gray jumpsuits, mouthing Maoisms rather than prayers, owning nothing, mindlessly obeying State orders, hating Americans, and ready to storm across the Pacific and do us in.

Since returning from that look at the new Vietnam, I’ve been having a dream that I can, Dickens-style, appear to those long-ago statesmen and be their Ghost of Times To Come. Ho Chi Minh has to come along too, to see what’s become of the country he led to victory.

Alright, gentlemen, here we go.

First, it’s beautiful, isn’t it? A blessing from Mother Nature that the blasted, poisoned trees have regrown; a kudo to hard-working people that the buildings and roads have been rebuilt, restored.

Look at the young of this country, gentlemen, so many of them eager to do business with the world, curious and courteous to the many graying Americans coming back to see the places they fought when they were young. Young Vietnamese know nothing of the war, only that bad things happened. They cannot tell you what became of people you may have known here. It was long ago, and only the old have memories.

Do you see that there are multi-national corporate logos everywhere, and ebullient mini-enterprises in every direction? See those farmers whose fields circle the cities? They each own their land and the produce they grow on it. Look at all the old farmhouses with new rooms added on, look at the new mopeds parked at the doors. Farm families are buying these things, from their profits.

See the people streaming into pagodas, bringing flowers and their prayers for a prosperous year? In every city, there are also churches filled for Christian services.

Are you wondering what’s going on, gentlemen? What could possibly have happened to create this world so different from the one you were so sure would follow our defeat?

Are you stunned, Ho Chi Minh, that the inborn entrepreneurial spirit of your people is fueling private commerce in 2015? The government — the communist government — officially sanctioned private ownership of businesses and farms almost 30 years ago. Are you appalled by seeing the main drag of Ho Chi Minh City lined with sleek stores selling ultra-luxury goods from decadent Europe? Hammers and sickles on the trees and balconies, “Prada” and “Bottega Veneta” on the shop windows. Listen to this young Vietnamese entrepreneur saying, “Those anti-business ideas just don’t work for us.”

Neither does the “Godless” part, gentlemen. The deep human instinct to seek God was not stopped by the communist victory. Suppressed for a while, but not erased. Just look at those bustling pagodas and churches, and tell me your thoughts.

Ike, Jack, Lyndon, Dick — all of you, and your so-certain, brilliant advisors, look at Vietnam long after all the young fighters’ lives cut short, the civilians killed, maimed, displaced, the suffering of every human who loved them and survived in grief. Look now at a country where free enterprise and religion are not gone but flourishing.

What if you all go back to your times and just let human nature play out, understanding that the Vietnamese drive to prosper and to pray will prevail over an ideology that doesn’t suit them? You Americans don’t need to send troops and bombers, back there in your time, all those decades ago. Re-education, Ho Chi Minh? Imprisoning and indoctrinating your fellow citizens? Looks like it didn’t work. I urge you all to take a re-do, and just stand down.

Yes, hindsight is 20/20. All those years ago, I wouldn’t have believed the Vietnam that was to come either — it would have taken time-travel to convince me. I just want to take these men with me, thinking they’d surely change course, if only..

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Phạm Thị Tuyết Mai
7 tháng 2 2020 lúc 20:06

1. He works as an exporter for raw materials in his company. 2. The roof of the old house was tiled with straws. 3. My friends don't like to drive manual cars. 4. My son likes to shout the word clanging when he pretends there is an accident. 5. The children live happily in a nuclear family with their parents. 6. He was frightended by the boom sound outside of his window. 7. They were drawing pictures on the concrete road with chalk. 8. The house mushroomed in size after they began working on the first floor

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Tống Linh Trang
17 tháng 2 2020 lúc 21:04

1. He works as an exporter for raw materials in his company. 2. The roof of the old house was tiled with straws. 3. My friends don't like to drive manual cars 4. My son likes to shout the word clanging when he pretends there is an accident. 5. The children live happily in a nuclear family with their parents. 6. He was frightended by the boom sound outside of his window. 7. They were drawing pictures on the concrete road with chalk. 8. The house mushroomeds in size after they began working on the first floor.

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Trần Vũ Ninh

Read the passage, and choose the correct answer A, B, C or D for each question.

Street Food Shoulder Poles on Saigon streets

Street food shoulder pole is familiar with Saigon people throughout many years. Nowadays it has become a special thing that makes travelers curious. In small areas of District 1 and District 3, we could count more than 100 vendors who earned money using shoulder poles. A shoulder pole, also called a carrying pole, is a yoke of wood or bamboo, used by people to carry a load. The vendors put their goods in two baskets from each end of the yoke.

In the downtown, we can meet young women with their shoulder poles. The baskets are covered with plastic wrap carefully to protect the foods from the street dust. In a tight space ofone basket, she could mix the ingredients and bake the cake on a small charcoal which was defended by carton. The ready cakes were put in other basket.

In the morning or evening, on rainy or sunny day, Saigon streets are marked by shoulder poles of people from different regions of the country, which has become a unique part of Saigon. It has been said that it isn’t hard to live in Saigon if you work hard. With the carrying pole on shoulders, the vendor has turned it into a “store”. The reason is very simple, they don’t have enough money to open a real store. Every day these women continue their journey through Saigon streets under the sun and the rain, selling cheap things or street foods to earn money and feed their children.

1. A shoulder pole____ .

A. is the connection between wood and bamboo

B. used to be called a carrying pole

C. is a bar made of wood or bamboo

D. is used to put goods on street vendor’s shoulders

2. Street food shoulder pole is_____________ .

A. used by street vendors to carry things

B. a characteristic of District 1 and 3

C. used to make foreign travelers curious

D. a way for passer-by to have food

3. All of the following are true about shoulder poles EXCEPT that___________ .

A. street vendors can bake cakes there

B. the two baskets have the same function

C. they can contain enough things to serve some customers

D. they can be protected from dust

4. All of the following are benefits of shoulder poles EXCEPT that ___________.

A. they can help street vendors to sell many things without a store

B. street vendors can support their families with the help of shoulder poles

C. it is a way for street vendors to carry goods around the streets

D. women are marked by unique shoulder poles from different regions

5. The word “yoke” in paragraph 1 is closest in meaning to___________ .

A. a piece of wood that is shaped to fit across a person’s shoulders to carry two equal loads

B. a wooden bar that is connected to the vehicles or loads so that they can be pulled away

C. something that connects two things or people, usually in a way that limits freedom

D. a long piece of wood that is fastened across the necks to pull heavy loads

Phạm Ngọc Thanh Trâm
22 tháng 6 2020 lúc 17:45

1. A shoulder pole____ .

A. is the connection between wood and bamboo

B. used to be called a carrying pole

C. is a bar made of wood or bamboo

D. is used to put goods on street vendor’s shoulders

2. Street food shoulder pole is_____________ .

A. used by street vendors to carry things

B. a characteristic of District 1 and 3

C. used to make foreign travelers curious

D. a way for passer-by to have food

3. All of the following are true about shoulder poles EXCEPT that___________ .

A. street vendors can bake cakes there

B. the two baskets have the same function

C. they can contain enough things to serve some customers

D. they can be protected from dust

4. All of the following are benefits of shoulder poles EXCEPT that ___________.

A. they can help street vendors to sell many things without a store

B. street vendors can support their families with the help of shoulder poles

C. it is a way for street vendors to carry goods around the streets

D. women are marked by unique shoulder poles from different regions

5. The word “yoke” in paragraph 1 is closest in meaning to___________ .

A. a piece of wood that is shaped to fit across a person’s shoulders to carry two equal loads

B. a wooden bar that is connected to the vehicles or loads so that they can be pulled away

C. something that connects two things or people, usually in a way that limits freedom

D. a long piece of wood that is fastened across the necks to pull heavy loads

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Nguyen
25 tháng 12 2018 lúc 20:29

1. My father prefers working (work) as a farmer rather than a blue-collar worker.

3. Rubber sandals were worn ( wear) by Vietnamese soldiers during the war against the French and the Americans

4. She has not thought (not think) of writing about educational reformation until I mentioned it.

5. In 1995, I went (go) back to Vietnam after 30 years.

6. In recent years, Vietnam experiences (experience) many changes under the influence of economic reform and globalization.

7. It's kind of you to report (report) to her what happened to her son last night.

8. The number of vehicles in Vietnam increases (increase) by 10 percent every year.

9. If you came (come) back to the ancient world, where would you visit?

10. During our conversation, I realized that we have met (meet) before.

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Nguyen
20 tháng 12 2018 lúc 19:58

1 the school facilities have been improved a lot within the last three years

->there have been dramatic improvements in the school facilities within the last three years.

2 there is a minor increase in the number of children going to school this year

-> the number of children going to school has a slightly increased.

3 the number of nuclear families in the countryside has risen little by little

-> the number of nuclear families in the countryside has a minor risen.

4 there has been quite a large reduction in the number of poor families in the countryside

->there has been a considerable reduction in the number of poor families in the countryside.

5 the number of students attending university in Vietnam has grown very much in recent years

-> there has been a significant increase in the number of students attending university in Vietnam, in recent years.

6 though the pace of life in the countryside has not changed as rapidly as in the city, the changes seem significant.

->in spite of the pace of life in the countryside has not changed as rapidly as in the city, the changes seem significant.

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