1. Choose sentences a-f to complete the conversation
between two classmates.
a. But I have an idea. b. What`s the problem?
c. Thanks for your advice. d. My parents said no.
e. So did your parents give you permission? f. What should I do?
Van: Hi, Chi. You look sad. (1)------------------
Chi: You know, Van, we were chosen to take part in the English Public Speaking Contest in Da Nang next month...
Van: Yes. Only two students from each class were selected and we need to get our parents` permission.
Chi: (2) ____________________________________ .
b. What`s the problem?
e. So did your parents give you permission?
Van: Yes, they did. They felt proud that I was selected. How about yours?
Chi: (3) ___________________ . They said Da Nang is too far away, and I`ll miss the TOEFL test already arranged for next month. But I really want to go.
Van: I understand. It`s the chance of a lifetime ... (4)___________________ . You can take the test another time. Did you tell your parents about that?
Chi: I did. The real problem is that I`ve never been away from home, and they are worried. (5)___________________
Van: Let`s talk to our teacher. I think she can persuade your parents.
Chi: Good idea. (6) ______________________ .
d. My parents said no.
But I have an idea.
f. What should I do?
c. Thanks for your advice.
2. ANSWER THE QUESTIONS.
1. What is Chi`s problem?
She was chosen to take part in the English Public Speaking Contest in Da Nang, but her parents don`t allow her to go there. They are worried because she has never been away from home.
2. What does Van advise her to do?
Van advises Chi to ask their teacher to persuade Chi`s parents.
Van: Hi, Chi. You look sad. What`s the problem?
Chi: You know, Van, we were chosen to take part in the English Public Speaking Contest in Da Nang next month...
Van: Yes. Only two students from each class were selected and we need to get our parents` permission.
Chi: So did your parents give you permission?
Van: Yes, they did. They felt proud that I was selected. How about yours?
Chi: My parents said no. They said Da Nang is too far away, and I`ll miss the TOEFL test already arranged for next month. But I really want to go.
Van: I understand. It`s the chance of a lifetime ... But I have an idea. You can take the test another time. Did you tell your parents about that?
Chi: I did. The real problem is that I`ve never been away from home, and they are worried. What should I do?
Van: Let`s talk to our teacher. I think she can persuade your parents.
Chi: Good idea. Thanks for your advice.
3. Practise the conversation with a partner.
*Asking for advice
- What should I do?
- What do you think I should do?
- What do you suggest / recommend?
- What do you think?
* Giving advice
- Well, I think you should …
- Why don’t you …?
- Maybe you should …
- If I were you, I’d …
- You’d better … ; I suggest that …
- You (really) ought to / should …
- It’s best to … ; I would say …
- It’s essential/ necessary /vital that …
4. Choose one topic. Use the ideas below to make a similar conversation.
Linda’s problem:
- Her best friend, Carol, cheated in the exams, and Linda didn’t know how to stop her from cheating.
Linda’s father’s advice:
- find out the reasons
- help Carol to revise the lessons and prepare for the exams
A: Linda. You look worried. What`s the problem?
B: You know, Dad, my best friend, Carol, cheated in the exams and I don’t know how to stop her from cheating.
A: Very bad. Did you find out the reasons why she cheated in the exams?
B: Yes, she didn’t revise the lessons because she spent to much time playing computer games the nights before.
A: I see. I think you should remind her of focusing more on studying. You should also help her revise the lessons and prepare for the next exams.
B: Good idea. Thanks for your advice, Dad.
Suggested dialogue
A: Linda’s father B: Linda
A: Hi, John. You look upset. What`s up?
B: You know, my classmates made fun of me.
A: Why? About what did they make fun of you?
B: I got bad marks…er three marks for my last physics test and two marks for math test.
A: I see. I think you should try to study harder, do all the homework the teachers have given you. You should also ask the teachers for help when you have a problem. Besides, I think you should find a tutor to help you to improve your studies.
B: That’s a good idea. Thanks a lot for your advice.
Suggested dialogue
A: John’s best friend B: John
5. Work with a partner. Talk about a problem that you have had at school or at home.
1. What was the problem?
2. How did you deal with it?
3. Who did you ask for help?
4. What advice did they give you ?
- Practise the conversations again.
- Prepare a talk about a problem you have had at school or at home to present to the class next time.
- Prepare: LISTENING (page 24)
- Do exercise D in exercise book (page 16, 17)
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