Unit 7 grade 10: Cultural Diversity – Communication and Culture
1.1. Task 1 Unit 7 grade 10
Read some information about gift-giving in the UK. Read about each occasion and talk to a partner if you have a similar or different custom in Vietnam. (Read some information about gift giving in the UK. Read about each occasion and tell your friend if you have a different or similar custom in Vietnam.)
Student A: I don’t get presents on Christmas Day, but I get lucky money on New Year’s Day.
Student B: Oh, really? I get presents on both Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
Student A: Lucky you!
Student A: Do you give presents to your mother on Mother’s Day?
Student B: No, I don’t. But I give her flowers on Women’s Day.
Student A: I do, too.
– British people usually receive gifts on Christmas and their birthdays.
– On the day before Christmas (December 24), parents usually put gifts for their children in their Christmas socks/socks and leave them at the children’s bedside when they go to bed. Children believe that presents are from Santa who comes to them through the chimney.
– On their 18th birthday, when people officially become adults, they can receive a silver key as a gift to symbolize their journey into the adult world.
– Chocolate eggs are usually given to children on Easter Day, which is celebrated on the Sunday between March 22 and April 25.
– The most popular gifts for mom on Mother’s Day are chocolates and flowers. Mother’s Day is on a Sunday and usually falls in the second half of March or early April.
A: I don’t accept presents on Christmas Day. I received lucky money on New Year’s Day.
B: Oh is that so? I received presents on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
A: You are so lucky!
A: Do you give your mom a gift on Mother’s Day?
B: No, but I give my mother flowers on International Women’s Day.
A: Me too.
1.2. Task 2 Unit 7 grade 10
Put the following jumbled-up words and phrases to make questions about giving and receiving presents. Practice asking and answering the questions in pairs. (Put jumbled words and phrases into questions about giving and receiving gifts. Practice asking and answering questions in pairs.)
3. shopping for presents/which shop/you’re/do you usually/when/go to
4. the most/present/expensive/what’s/you’ve/given
Guide to answer
1. Who do you often buy presents for? (Who do you usually buy gifts for?)
2. On what occasions do you buy presents? (On what occasions do you buy gifts?)
3. Which shop do you usually go to when you’re shopping for presents? (Which store do you usually go to when you buy gifts?)
4. What’s the most expensive present you’ve given? (What’s the most expensive gift you’ve ever given?)
5. On what occasions do you receive presents? (On what occasion do you receive gifts?)
6. What presents do you normally get? (What gifts do you usually receive?)
7. What is the best present you’ve ever received? (Best gift you’ve ever received?)
Read the two texts about the American and the Vietnamese ideas of success and answer the questions. (Read two texts about American and Vietnamese opinions about success and answer the following questions.)
Success for the Americans
The American idea of success has not changed much over the several centuries of its existence. First, success has always meant providing their family with a decent standard of living. Second, as for career development, success means ending their career in a higher and more prosperous position than when they began it. To an American, it is clear that success is the result of hard work and self-reliance.
Success for the Vietnamese
For many people, the idea of success greatly various. However, the Vietnamese share some common views about personal success. First, success always goes along with a high-status job with good income. Second, being reputable at work also means success. To a Vietnamese, a successful person is someone with high status and is supported by all people involved in his job.
Success for Americans
Americans’ opinion of success hasn’t changed much over the centuries. First, success always means providing the family with a good standard of living. Second, in terms of career development, success means ending their careers higher and more prosperous than they started. For Americans, it is clear that success is the result of hard work and self-reliance.
Success with Vietnamese people
For many people, opinions about success differ. However, Vietnamese people share a common view of personal success. First, success always comes with work, high status and good income. Second, success is being respected at work. As a Vietnamese, a successful person is someone who has a high status and is supported by everyone in his work.
first. What is the American idea of success? (What is the American view of success?)
2. Who can be considered a successful person in Vietnam? (Who can be considered successful in Vietnam)
3. What are the similarities / differences between the ideas of success in the two cultures? (The similarities and differences in the views of the two countries)
Guide to answer
1. For Americans, success means providing their family with a decent standard living, and ending their carecr in a higher and more prosperous position than when they began it. Success is also the result of hard work and self-reliance
(For Americans, success is giving their families a good life and ending their careers higher and more promising than when they first started. head. success is also the result of hard work and non-dependence)
2. For Vietnames, success goes along with a high-status job with good income and respect at work.
(For Vietnamese, success comes with work, high status, good income and respect at work.)
3. Both the Americans and Vietnamemse believe that success is earning a lot of money. Successful people in both cultures are expected to have high positions in their career. The Americans rely more on themselves, while the Vietnamese want to gain more respect from other people.
(Both Americans and Vietnamese believe that success is making a lot of money.Successful people in both cultures have high status at work. Americans are not dependent while Vietnamese expect respect from others.)
3. Practice Task 1
Choose the letter A, B, C or D to complete the sentences with given words
Question 1: What/ the/ differences/ between/ traditional/ Vietnamese wedding/ modern/ one?
A. What is the differences between a traditional Vietnamese wedding and a modern one?
B. What are the differences between traditional Vietnamese wedding and modern one?
C. What are the differences between a traditional Vietnamese wedding for a modern one?
D. What are the differences between a traditional Vietnamese wedding and a modern one?
Question 2: The subways/ often/ crowded/ the morning/ when/ people/ rush/ work.
A. The subway is often crowded in the morning when people rush to work.
B. The subway is often crowded on the morning when people rush work.
C. The subway is often crowded on the morning when people rush to work.
D. The subway is often crowded in the morning when people rush work.
Question 3: Anna/ not/ have/ do homework/ today/ because/ tomorrow/ day off.
A. Anna doesn’t have to do homework today because tomorrow is a day off.
B. Anna doesn’t have do homework today because tomorrow is a day off.
C. Anna doesn’t have doing homework today because tomorrow is a day off.
D. Anna doesn’t have done homework today because tomorrow is a day off.
Question 4: When/ you/ come/ Brazil, you/ should/ tip/ the waiter/ 10%/ the bill.
A. When you come to Brazil, you should tip the waiter 10% on the bill.
B. When you come to Brazil, you should to tip the waiter 10% in the bill.
C. When you come to Brazil, you should tip the waiter 10% of the bill.
D. When you come to Brazil, you should to tip the waiter 10% of the bill.
Question 5: Australian/ not/ like/ be/ commented/ accents.
A. Australian doesn’t like being commented in accents.
B. Australian don’t like being commented in accents.
C. Australian don’t like to be commented on accents.
D. Australian doesn’t like to be commented on accents.
4. Practice Task 2
Choose the best answers to complete the sentences
Question 1: The English test was ……. than I thought it would be.
A. the easier B. more easy C. easiest D. easier
Question 2: English is thought to be ……. than Math.
A. harder B. the more hard C. hardest D. the hardest
Question 3: Jupiter is ……. planet in the solar system.
A. the biggest B. the bigger C. bigger D. biggest
Question 4: She runs …… in my class.
A. the slowest B. the most slow C. the slowly D. the most slowly
Question 5: My house is ……. hers.
A. cheap coal B. cheaper C. more cheap than D. cheaper than
At the end of the lesson, students do the full exercise, read the article to understand about gift giving in the UK, point out similarities and differences compared to in Vietnam, and read the article about the opinions of Americans and Vietnamese. Nam about success and answering questions.