Unit 5 grade 11: Being Part Of ASEAN – Writing
ASEAN member states: brief introductions (ASEAN Member States: Brief Introduction)
1. Task 1 Unit 5 Grade 11 Writing
Read the following information about Vietnam. Fill the gaps with the corrcct words or phrases in the box. (Read information about Vietnam. Fill in the blanks with suitable words/phrases in the box.)
Guide to answer
1. land area
4. family values
5. Heritage Sites
Socialist Republic of Vietnam
a. long S-shaped, land area: 331,212 km2; population about 93,000,000 people, speak Vietnamese the most; Ha Noi capital
b. economic: rapid development; top agricultural exports: major exports – crude oil, seafood, rice, coffee; lower-than-average income countries
c. sports: football, cycling, boxing, swimming, badminton, tennis, aerobics, Vovinam; Athletes who compete regionally and internationally, holding high positions in many sports
d. one of the oldest cultures, known for ancestral worship; appreciate family values and education; 54 ethnic groups with their own languages, lifestyles, and customs
e. visitors from all over the world; Heritage (Ha Long Bay, Hoi An); Beautiful landscapes: Sa Pa, Mui Ne, Hanoi, contributing to the magical charm of the country
2. Task 2 Unit 5 Grade 11 Writing
Read the extract from a short brochure introducing Vietnam. Match the subheadings (1-5) with the paragraphs (ae). (Read an excerpt from a travel guide introducing Vietnam. Match the headings (1-5) with paragraphs (ae).)
Guide to answer
a.4 b.5 c.2 d.3 e.1
a. Looks like the letter S is long, Vietnam has a land area of 331,212 km2. The population is about 93 million people, most of whom speak Vietnamese. Hanoi capital. – Area and Population
b. Vietnam’s economy has developed rapidly. Being a leading agricultural exporter, its main export products include crude oil, seafood, rice, and ff ee. Currently, Vietnam is a low-middle income country. – Economy
c. Popular sports in Vietnam are football, cycling, gambling, swimming, badminton, tennis, aerobics and Vovinam. Vietnamese athletes compete regionally and internationally and hold many high positions in many sports. – Sports
d. As one of the oldest cultures in the region, Vietnam is known for its ancestral worship. Vietnamese people value family and education highly. Vietnam has 54 ethnic groups with their own languages, lifestyles and customs. – Cultural
e. Vietnam attracts millions of tourists from all over the world. Tourist attractions include not only world heritage sites such as Ha Long Bay and Hoi An ancient town. The beautiful attractions in Sapa, Mui Ne and Hanoi all contribute to the magical charm of the country. – Tourist attraction
3. Task 3 Unit 5 Grade 11 Writing
Brochures are often used to inform people and includc information texts. Read some features of an information text and the brochure above. Work with a partner anc find examples of each feature. (Travel guides are often used to inform people and include informative articles. Read some of the features of a travel guide informational article above. . Work with your partner and find examples for each feature.)
Guide to answer
first. An information text consists of several paragraphs. (An informational passage consists of several paragraphs.)
=> The extract in 2 consists of five paragraphs. (The passage from exercise 2 consists of 5 paragraphs.)
2. It uses impersonal language and present tenses to describe precise facts and figures. (It uses impersonal language and present tenses describe events and exact numbers.)
=> Examples of impersonal language and present tenses: covers a land area, is about, is Ha Noi, speak Vietnamese. export products include, are football is known for, is home. (Examples of impersonal languages and present tenses are: covers an area of land, is about, in Hanoi, spoken Vietnamese. Export products include, is known football, is home. )
3. Each paragraph has a subheading and deals with a different aspect of the topic. (Each paragraph has a subheading and refers to a different aspect of the topic.)
=> There are five paragraphs and each one focused on a different topic and has a heading summarizing the topic. (There are five paragraphs, each focusing on a different topic and with a title that summarizes that topic.)
4. Important information is highlighted to attract the readers’ attention. (Important information is highlighted to attract readers’ attention.)
=> Important information is highlighted: land area, population, agricultural exporter, high ranks, oldest, 54, World Heritage Sites. (The key information highlighted are: land area, population, agricultural exports, high rank, oldest, 54, world heritage)
4. Task 4 Unit 5 Grade 11 Writing
Write about a short brochure (160-180 words) introducing an ASEAN country. Use the information about Indonesia below or a different ASEAN country of your choice. (Please write a slim travel guide (about 160-180 words) introducing an ASEAN country, using the information about Indonesia below or another country of your choice.)
The Republic of Indonesia
a. islands: about 17,508; land area: 1,904,569 km2 ; population: over 237 million: world′s fourth most populous country; capital: Jakarta, official language: Indonesian
b. the largest economy in Southeast Asia; tourism: big role in economy; 2013: tourist sector contributed about US$9 billion; Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, China, Japan: top five sources of visitors
c. sports: generally male-oriented; most popular: badminton, football; traditional sports: Sepak Takraw, Pencak Silat
d. various culture: over 300 ethnic groups; Originated by Chinese, European, Indian, and Malay cultures; Western cultures’ influences: seen in science, technology, modern entertainment.
e. tourist attractions: islands, beautiful views; popular destinations: beaches of Bali, Lombok, wonderful islands of Java, Sumatra, Kalimantan; museums, monuments, gardens in capital
Guide to answer
a. Area and Population: Indonesia includes about 17,508 island. It covers aa land area of 1,904,569 km2. With a population of over 237 million people, Indonesia is the world’s fourth most populous country. The capital city is Jakarta and the official language is Indonesian.
b. Economy: The country has the largest economy in Southeast Asia. Tourism plays a big role in its economy. In 2013 the tourist contractor contributed about US$9 billion. Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, China and Japan are the top five sources of visitors to Indonesia.
c. Sports: Sports in Indonesia are generally male-oriented. The most popular sports are badminton and football. Traditional sports include Sepak Takraw and Pencak Silai.
d. Culture: Indonesia is a widely diverse nation with over 300 ethnic groups. Indonesia are derived by Chinese, European, Indian and Malay cultures. The influence of Western culture is mainly seen in science, technology, and modern entertainment.
e. Tourist attractions: Indonesia is famous for its islands and beautiful views. The beaches of Bali and Lombok, and the wonderful islands of Java, Sumatra and Kalimantan are popular destinations. Tourist attractions also include museums, monuments and gardens in the capital city.
a. Area and population: Indonesia consists of about 17,508 islands. It covers a land area of 1,904,569 square kilometers. With a population of over 237 million, Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world. The capital city is Jakarta and the official language is Indonesian.
b. Economy: The country has the largest economy in Southeast Asia. Tourism plays a large role in the economy. In 2013, tour guides contributed about US$9 billion. Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, China and Japan are the top five sources of Indonesian tourists.
c. Sports: Sports in Indonesia are generally for men. The most popular sports are badminton and football. Traditional sports include Sepak Takraw and Pencak Silai.
d. Culture: Indonesia is a vast country with more than 300 ethnic groups. Indonesia is influenced by Chinese, European, Indian and Malay cultures. The influence of Western culture is mainly seen in modern science, technology and entertainment.
e. Tourist attractions: Indonesia is famous for its islands and beautiful views. The beaches of Bali and Lombok, and the wonderful islands of Java, Sumatra and Kalimantan are popular destinations. Tourist attractions also include museums, monuments and gardens in the capital.
5. Practice Task 1
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word or phrase that best fits each of the numbered blanks
British families started going on holiday to the seaside around the middle of the 19th century. The invention of the railways made this possible. The first holidaymakers were quite rich and went for their health and education. The seaside was a place to be (1)______of illnesses, and doctors recommended bathing in the sea and drinking sea water. Also to increase their knowledge, families attend concerts and read books from libraries.
At that time, ordinary working people had very little time (2)______. However, in 1871, the government introduced four “Bank Holidays” – national holiday days. This allowed people to have a day or two out, which now and then gave them a taste for leisure and the seaside. At first they went on day-trips, taking (3)______ of special cheap tickets on the railways. By the 1880s, rising incomes meant many ordinary workers and their families could have a week’s holiday at the seaside. Rail fares were reduced and cheap hotels were built to (4)______ them. Holidaymakers enjoyed being idle, sitting on the beach, bathing in the sea, and eating ice-cream. Cheap entertainment was (5)_____ offer and holidaymakers went to have fun. Today, the English seaside is popular taken, with more than 18 million holidays there each year.
Question 1: A. recovered B. cured C. improved D. remedied
Question 2: A. out B. off C. from D. away
Question 3: A. opportunity B. benefit C. profit D. advantage
Question 4: A. cater B. board C. lodge D. accommodate
Question 5: A. for B. on C. in D. to
6. Practice Task 2
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the following questions.
Question 1: I said that she should see a doctor.
A. I advise her seeing a doctor. B. I advise her should see a doctor.
C. I advise her to see a doctor. D. I advise to see a doctor
Question 2: Ireland doesn’t allow people to smoke in bars.
A. Ireland doesn’t enjoy smoking in bars.
B. Ireland hates smoking in bars.
C. Smoking in bars is banned in Ireland.
D. You should not smoke in bars in Ireland.
At the end of the lesson, students need to do the full homework, understand the information of the member countries in ASEAN, especially Vietnam, and be able to write a short travel guide about one of the countries. belonging to ASEAN.