Unit 8 grade 11: Our World Heritage Sites – Speaking
Let’s visit Hue (Let’s visit Hue)
1. Task 1 Unit 8 grade 11 Speaking
Read the information about some actions in Hue. Work in pairs. Choose one place in Hue you would like to visit. Tell your partner about it. (Read information about some tourist attractions in Hue. Do the exercise in pairs. Choose a place in Hue that you want to visit. Tell the person sitting next to you about this)
- main place for sightseeing in Hue
- a knowledgeable guide is available to help you learn about the citadel, history and traditions
Visit the royal mausoleum to learn about the lives of the royal families
Tomb of Tu Duc
- built 13 years before the emperor died
- set in the dreamlike setting of a pine forest and a beautiful lake
- a strong impression on many visitors
Minh Mang tomb
- one of the most interesting royal tombs to visit in Hue
- located on Cam Ke hill, about 12 km from the city center to the west of the Perfume River (Perfume River).
Khai Dinh mausoleum
- a fusion of Eastern and Western architecture
- Nice mosaic structure inside
- Great decoration on the wall
Thien Mu Pagoda
- a beautiful and well preserved temple
- perhaps the most recognizable landmark of Hue
- bell tower and seven-story radio in front of the temple
Hue Quoc Hoc School
- one of the oldest high schools in Vietnam with beautiful old buildings
- one of the most prestigious high schools in the country
- high school where President Ho Chi Minh and many scholars studied
- The feeling of old Vietnam when walking around the school
Guide to answer
I would like to visit Tu Duc’s Tomb because I am quite fascinated by the nice description of it. The tomb is set in a poetic scenery of a pine forest and a magnificent lake. I know that the King was also a poet. He wanted to crcate a romantic landscape around him, so that he could enjoy sightseeing and making poem. Visitors who come here often have strong impression on Chung Khiem Ta, built on the lake and often surrounded by the pink lotus in summer. That’s why many travel bloggers have written beautiful words for the tomb.
I wanted to visit the Tomb of King Tu Duc because I was quite interested in its beauty. The tomb is set in a poetic setting of a pine forest and a beautiful lake. I know that the king is also a poet. He wanted to conceal a romantic landscape around him, so that he could enjoy sightseeing and writing poetry. Visitors coming here often have a strong impression of Chong Khiem Ta, which is built on a lake and is often surrounded by pink lotus flowers in the summer. That is why many travel bloggers have written beautiful words for the grave.
2. Task 2 Unit 8 grade 11 Speaking
Work in groups. Imagine that you have one day to explore Hue. Which attractions would you visit? Discuss and decide on two places you all want to see. Use the phrases below. (Practice speaking in groups. Imagine you have a day to go to Hue to explore the city. What tourist attractions will you visit? Discuss and decide two places you want to go. Use the phrases given. below.)
Guide to answer
A: Well, there are a lot of things to see in Hue, but we’ll only have a day there. Which attractions do you think we should visit?
B: Let’s go to Minh Mang’s Tomb. This majestic tomb is situated in a sublime forest on the west bank of the Huong River, about 12km from the city centre. It is renowned for its architecture. We can go there by boat. By the way, we could see best views along the Huong River.
C: It sounds great! I’m thinking about one more attraction. Why don’t we visit Thien Mu Pagoda. It is a sacred place in Hue, and I think it would be a good chance for us to say prayers for the ones we love. The pagoda is on the same route. On the way going back to the city, we can visit the pagoda.
A: It wouldn’t be better. I hope we can have a nice time in Hue.
A: Well, there’s a lot to see in Hue, but we’ll only have one day there. What attractions do you think we should visit?
B: Go to Minh Mang’s tomb. This majestic tomb is located in a highland forest on the west bank of the Perfume River, about 12 km from the city center. Its architecture is famous. We can get there by boat. By the way, we can see the best view along the Perfume River.
C: That sounds great! I’m thinking about another attraction. Why don’t we go to Thien Mu pagoda. This is a sacred place in Hue, and I think it will be a good opportunity for us to pray for those we love. The temple is on the same line. On the way back to the city, we can visit the pagoda.
A: There’s nothing better than that. I hope we can have a good time in Hue.
3. Task 3 Unit 8 grade 11 Speaking
Work in groups. Choose a cultural or natural site you think your class would like to explore. What can you see and do there? Present your group’s ideas to the class. (Practice speaking in groups. Choose a cultural or natural place that you think the class will be interested in exploring. What you will see and do there. Present your group’s ideas to the whole class.)
Guide to answer
Hi everyone, we suggest we go to the Huong pagoda. First of all, this destinations is quite near our school so I think it’s very convenient for us. Second, there are lots of things here we can explore. We can see the high mountains and find out some interesting secrets while climbing to the top. Besides, we can also enjoy the ancient architecture and enjoy the fresh air as well as peaceful life. The river here is also famous to tourists. We can sailor here and explore a system of caves, which are so mysterious and breathtaking. How do you think about this idea? Would you like to make a trip to Huong pagoda?
Thanks for listening.
Hello friends, we suggest we go to Perfume Pagoda. First of all, this destination is quite close to our school so I think it is very convenient for us. Second, there’s a lot here we can explore. We can see the high mountains and find out some interesting secrets while climbing to the top. Besides, we also enjoy the ancient architecture and enjoy the fresh air as well as the peaceful life. The river here is also popular with tourists. We can sail here and explore a very mysterious and spectacular cave system. What do you think about this idea? Do you want to do a Perfume Pagoda tour?
Thank you for listening.
4. Practice Task 1
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the word that from the other three in the position of primary stress in each of the following questions.
Question 1: A. archaeology B. itinerary C. unforgettable D. authenticity
Question 2: A. magnificent B. associate C. mausoleum D. harmonious
Question 3: A. religious B. masterpiece C. prestigious D. abundant
Question 4: A. intact B. nightlife C. relic D. complex
5. Practice Task 2
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
Question 1: Although built almost five hundred years ago, the church remained intact.
A. in perfection B. in ruins C. in chaos D. in completion
Question 2: Tourists can do and see a lot in Ha Long Bay at a reasonable price.
A. inexpensive B. affordable C. cheap D. exorbitant
Question 3: The major stone sections of the Citadel of the Ho Dynasty remain intact thanks to the unique construction techniques.:
A. special B. common C. excellent D. ancient
Question 4: The Imperial Citadel of Thang Long was first built during the Ly Dynasty and then expanded by subsequent dynasties
A. following B. successive C. preceding D. next
At the end of the new Unit 8 English Grade 11 – Speaking lesson, students need to remember to do the full exercises, choose and talk about a world heritage site in our country based on the information provided in post.