Unit 2 class 9: City Life – Skills 1
1.1. Task 1 Unit 2 Grade 9
Work in pairs. What features are important to you in a city? Put the following in order 1-8 (1 is the most important). (Work in pairs. What do you think is the most important feature in a city? Ranked from 1 to 8 (1 is the most important)
cost of living
1.2. Task 2 Unit 2 Grade 9
Read the passage quickly and find the information to fill the blanks. (Read the passage and fill in the blanks)
first. The name of the organization doing the survey:
2. The year of the survey:
3. The names of the best cities and the worst cities:
Which is the best city in the world to live in? Every year, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) conducts a fascinating survey to determine which cities around the world “provide the best or worst living conditions”. It uses factors such as climate, transport, education, safety, and recreational facilities in cities. It gives scores for each, and ranks the cities in order – from the best to the worst.
For the year 2014, the top 10 cities came from Australia, Canada, Europe, and New Zealand. Melbourne in Australia had the highest score, which means it is the most ‘liveable’ city. Some famous cities came in the top 20, such as Tokyo (19 .)th) and Paris (17th). Perhaps surprisingly, Osaka (13 .)th) had the best score in Asia.
Cities with major conflicts tended to score the lowest. In these countries, living conditions were the most difficult or dangerous. Among the worst cities on the list were Dhaka in Bangladesh, Tripoli in Libya, and Douala in Cameroon.
However, some other organizations _ individuals would like to add other factors to the index. They say that a city’s green space urban sprawl, natural features, cultural attractions, convenience, and pollution should be added to the list.
Guide to answer
first. The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)
3. The best city: Melbourne
The worst cities: Dhaka, Tripoli, and Douala
first. Name of the organization doing the survey
2. Year of the survey
3. Best city names and worst cities
Which city is the best in the world? Every year, the Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) conducts a fascinating survey to determine which cities in the world “provide the best or worst living conditions”. The ratings are based on factors such as climate, traffic, education, safety, and recreational facilities in cities. Score for each criterion, and rank the cities in order – from best to worst.
In 2014, the top 10 cities were from Australia, Canada, Europe and New Zealand. Melbourne in Australia has the highest score, meaning the most ‘liveable’ city. Some famous cities ranked in the top 20, such as Tokyo (19) and Paris (17th). Surprisingly, Osaka (13th) has the best score in Asia.
Cities with major conflicts tend to score the lowest. In these countries, living conditions are the most difficult or dangerous. Among the worst cities on this list are Dhaka in Bangladesh, Tripoli in Libya, and Douala in Cameroon.
However, some other organizations personally want to add other factors to the criteria. They say that it is necessary to add green urban space, city expansion, natural features, cultural attractions, convenience and pollution.
1.3. Task 3 Unit 2 Grade 9
Read the passage again and answer questions. (Read the passage again and answer the questions)
Guide to answer
first. Climate, transport, education, safety, and recreational facilities in cities (are used).
2. Among the top 20.
3. Because the living conditions there were the most difficult or dangerous.
4. Osaka was.
5. They are a city’s green space, urban sprawl, natural features, cultural attractions, convenience, and pollution.
first. What factors are used by the Economic Intelligence Service to rank the world’s cities?
Climate, transportation, education, safety and recreational facilities in the city
2. Where are the famous cities on the list?
In the top 20
3. Why do Dhaka, Tripoli and Douala rank among the worst cities?
Because living conditions there are the most difficult and dangerous.
4. Which city is “worth living” in Asia?
5. What elements should be added to the list?
They are the green of the city, the urban sprawl, the natural element, the cultural appeal, the convenience and the pollution.
a. Work in groups of five or six. Conduct a survey to rank your own town/city or a town city you know. Give from 10 points (the best to 1 point (the worst) to each factor). (Work in groups of 5-6. Take a survey to rank your city or 1 city you know. Maximum 10 points (1 point is the lowest for each characteristic))
Ask each student in your group the question: “How many points do you give to factor 1 – safety?”
Then write the points in the table.
(Ask each person in the group the question “How many points do you give for trait 1?”
Then write the score on the board.)
b, Work out the final result of your group. Then present it to the class. Is your group’s result the same or different from that of other groups? (Take the survey and then present it to the whole class. Your group’s results are the same or different from other groups.)
3. Practice Task 1
Find the word which has a different sound in the part underlined.
Question 1: A. delicious B. facility C. ccity D. place
Question 2: A. attraaction B. surfac. lacquerware D. artisan
4. Practice Task 2
Choose the word or phrase among A, B, C or D that best fits the blank space in the following passage.
City planners have claimed trees (1)…… an important role in an urban environment. Children (2)…….. close to nature have better health, while walking in parks helps reduce blood pressure, stress and obesity. The problem is to select the right trees and (3)…… them.
Ha Noi is considered one of the greenest cities in Vietnam thanks to its beautiful and precious trees. Ancient trees in Ha Noi are frequently (4)……. in poems. Each street can be (5)………… by a tree. To local residents, the hundred-year old trees that line the streets are more than just beautiful, they are part of the city’s identity.
Due to the treasured place the trees have in the (6)………… of the local residents, Hanoians seem to have a lot of concern when construction workers chop them (7)…………. Workers get away with digging around the trees without much care, and even (8)…………. the trees without enough earth to grow – making them vulnerable to storms.
To (9)……… with the problem, Ha Noi’s authorities have started a project of replanting trees: each of the capital’s streets will be planted with two or three types of trees. Moreover, more people should be made (10)…… of the importance of protecting trees in communities.
Question 1: A. act B. play C. enjoy D. perform
Question 2: A. growing up B. grown up C. growing up D. being grown up
Question 3: A. maintain B. service C. provide D. care
Question 4: A. referred B. indicated C. spoken D. mentioned
Question 5: A. described B. presented C. expressed D. explained
Question 6: A. brain B. place C. center D. heart
Question 7: A. away B. off C. down D.
Question 8: A. leave B. remain C. cause D. have
Question 9: A. solve B. come up C. deal D. agree
Question 10: A. understood B. aware C. capable D. know
At the end of the lesson, students need to practice reading, speaking and remembering the following words:
- survey /ˈsɜːveɪ/ survey
- conduct /kənˈdʌkt/ investigate
- conflict /ˈkɒnflɪkt/ strife, war
- rank /ræŋk/ rank
- urban sprawl /ˈɜrbən/ /sprɔl/ urban sprawl