Unit 9 grade 11: Cities Of The Future – Speaking
1. Task 1 Unit 9 grade 11 Speaking
Choose sentences (ad) to complete the conversation between two Londoners. (Choose the sentence from ad to complete the dialogue between two Londoners.)
Guide to answer
1. c 2. d 3. a 4. b
Mary: What are you reading, Jack?
Jack: I’m reading some predictions about London in 2050.
Mary: London wouldn’t be a good place to live, would it?
Jack: On the contrary, it would be a good place to live. Although it is now a crowded and overcrowded city with lots of traffic jams and pollution, there are plans to improve the situation.
Mary: How will they do that?
Jack: Yes, they will build a smart underground transport network. The city won’t have many cars left!
Mary: Unbelievable. Anything else?
Jack: More eco-parks will be built, and they will be irrigated with treated wastewater.
Mary: This means there will be no pollution, right?
Jack: That’s right. London will be cleaner and more sustainable.
Mary: Sounds great! I hope I can see their plans come true.
2. Task 2 Unit 9 grade 11 Speaking
Answer the questions. (Answer the question)
first. What are London’s current problems? (Current issues of LWhat is ondon?)
2. What are people’s efforts to solve the problem (What are people’s efforts to solve the problem?)
3. Will London be a good place to live in 2050? (Whether LIs ondon a good place to live in 2050?)
Guide to answer
1. London is a stressful and overcrowded city with lots of traffic jams and pollution. (London is a crowded and overcrowded city with constant traffic jams and pollution.)
2. They are making plans to improve the transport svstem and to make London a green city. (They are planning to improve the transport system and make London a green city.)
3. Yes. It’ll be cleaner and more sustainable. (Yes. It will be cleaner and more sustainable.)
3. Task 3 Unit 9 grade 11 Speaking
Practise the conversation with a partner. (Practice the dialogue with a friend next to you.)
4. Task 4 Unit 9 grade 11 Speaking
Choose one of the cities below. Use the ideas provided or your own to make a similar conversation. (Choose one of the cities below, using your own suggestions or ideas to make a similar conversation.)
Tokyo in 2050
– Current events: good infrastructure; narrow trains; old population
– Future plans: promoting advanced technology to create greener cars, faster trains, and more convenient amenities for the elderly; Use robots to do housework
– Purpose: to make Tokyo the most livable city
New York City in 2050
– Current events: crowded public transport; garbage; aging power grid
– Future plans: promote self-operated taxis; using the city’s built roofs as organic gardens; build factories to turn waste into energy; build wind farms
– Goal: make New York City an eco-city
5. Task 5 Unit 9 grade 11 Speaking
Work with a partner. Make predictions about a future city in Vietnam. Take notes. (Working with a friend beside you, make a prediction about a future city in Vietnam. Write down the main idea.)
Guide to answer
Ho Chi Minh city in 2050
– Current facts: intermediate infrastructure, traffic congestion, air pollution
– Future plans: Promote advanced technology to make greener motorbike, improve public transport system, grow more trees and encourage people to use solar panels.
– Aim: to make Ho Chi Minh city to be a more liveable place.
Ho Chi Minh City in 2050
– Current information: average infrastructure, traffic congestion, air pollution
– Future plan: Promote advanced technology to create green motorbikes, improve public transport systems, plant trees and encourage people to use solar panels.
– Purpose: To make Ho Chi Minh City a more livable place.
6. Practice Task 1
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
Question 1: I believe the government will use advancedtechnology to build faster trains and make people’s life more comfortable.
A. modern B. expensive C. public D. latest
Question 2: Many cities dwellers, especially those in developing countries, still live in poverty.
A. people B. immigrants C. immigrants D. residents
Question 3: These projects have proved to be very effective in dealing with global climate change, which was considered an insoluble problem in the first 30 years of this century.
A. hard B. challenging C. unsolvable D. unbearable
Question 4: There’s a real mix of people in Brighton. It has a verycosmopolitan feel to it.
A. busy B. hectic C. multi-cultural D. diversified
Question 5: People who hold optimistic view believe that cities of the future will increase the general well-being of individuals and societies.
A. health state B. quality of life C. level of development D. growth rate
7. Practice Task 2
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.
Unfortunately, diets don’t work for most people. They do lose weight but then go off the diet and put it back. Building a sensible diet and exercise plan is the key (1)_____ maintaining a consistent weight. You need to figure out how many calories you need in a day and how many you actually (2)______. The next step is to add exercise (3)_____ you can raise the number of calories you can consume per day.
Burning 250 or 500 calories per day can make a big (4)_____ . You can ride an exercise bike while you are watching television (5)______ you can take the stairs instead of the elevator. Find an exercise partner. Exercises can be a lot easier if there is someone to talk to. It’s a good idea to wear firm-fitting clothes if you are on a diet. Tight clothing acts as a reminder of what you are trying to accomplish.
Question 1: A. for B. with C. at D. to
Question 2: A. take off B. take in C. take up D. take away
Question 3: A. as a result B. so as to C. so that D. in as much as
Question 4: A. sense B. mistake C. impression D. difference
Question 5: A. and B. or C. but D. so
To learn how to stress as well as pronounce different words to help with speaking, please come to the practice section. Unit 9 Speaking test New English 11 following.
At the end of the new Unit 9 English Grade 11 – Speaking lesson, students need to remember to do the exercises fully, know how to make predictions about future cities based on the information provided in the lesson. .