BÀI ĐỌC HIỂU 01- Reading text: COUNT DRACULA
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 8:44:39 AM
(THEO CUỐN “PEOPLE, PLACES AND THINGS”)
TOPIC 01: PEOPLE
Reading text: COUNT DRACULA
A. HƯỚNG DẪN HỌC TỪ VỰNG: (HỌC THUỘC PHẦN TỪ MỚI NÀY TRƯỚC KHI LÀM BÀI ĐỌC HIỂU)
I. DANH TỪ (NOUNS)
1. count: bá tước (danh hiệu quý tộc)
2. monster: quái vật
3. coffin: cái quan tài
4. devil: quỷ, ma
5. evil: con quỷ
6. spirit: thần linh
7. creature: sinh vật
8. myth: thần thoại
9. reflection: sự phản ánh, sự phản chiếu
10. connection: sự liên kết, mối liên hệ
11. fact: thực tế
12. belief: niềm tin
13. blood: máu
14. shadow: bóng (khi ra ánh nắng), bóng râm
15. rest: phần còn lại
16. castle: lâu đài
17. dirt: rác bẩn
18. vampire: ma hút máu
19. character: nhân vật
20. novel: tiểu thuyết
21. victim: nạn nhân
22. garlic: tỏi
23. dragon: rồng
24. air: không khí
25. believer: những người cả tin
26. taste: vị
27. term: thuật ngữ
28. other: cái khác, người khác
29. detai: chi tiết
30. inference: sự suy luận
31. line: dòng chữ, hàng chữ
II. TÍNH TỪ (ADJECTIVES)
1. dead: chết
2. scary: rùng rợn
3. common: chung, phổ biến
4. awake: thức
5. solitary: hiu quạnh, vắng vẻ
6. eastern: thuộc phía đông
7. filled with …. : đầy (cái gì)
8. traditional: truyền thống
9. superstitious: mê tín
10. real: thật, có thật
11. injured: bị thương
III. ĐỘNG TỪ (VERBS)
1. to identify: nhận dạng
2. to base on (something): dựa trên
3. to travel around: đi khắp nơi
4. to suck: mút, hút
5. to protect (oneself) from …… : tự bảo vệ khỏi (ai, cái gì)
6. to hang: treo
7. to keep out: ngăn không cho vào
8. to refer to …. : đề cập tới
9. to bury: chôn cất
10. to relax: thư giãn, nghỉ ngơi
11. to refer to …: ám chỉ, đề cập tới
B. PHẦN BÀI ĐỌC HIỂU
I. PREPARE TO READ
Discuss these questions.
1. What are some monster movies that you’ve seen?
2. What do you know about Count Dracula?
II. WORD FOCUS
Match the words with their definitions.
1. coffin ……………….. a. very bad
2. devil ………………… b. a box for burying a dead person
3. dragon ……………….. c. a large, scary animal in stories
4. evil …………………… d. a very bad spirit or creature
5. identify ………………. e. say or know the name of someone or something
1. myth .……………….. a. believing in things not based on fact
2. reflection …………… b. a common story or belief
3. supertitious ………….. c. what you see in mirror
4. vampire ..…………… d. an injured person
5. victim ………………. e. a person in stories who drinks blood; Dracula
A. Guess if this is true or false. Circle a or b.
Dracula doesn’t have a shadow.
a. True b. False
B. Scan the passage quickly to check your answer.
While the rest of the world sleeps, one man is awake. He lives in a cold, solitary castle in the mountains of eastern Europe. During the day, he sleeps on a coffin filled with dirt. At night, he wakes up hungry … for blood! He’s Count Dracula, the vampire from Transylvania.
The charater of Count Dracula comes from the novel, Dracula, written by Bram Stoker in 1897. Since then, the character in Stoker’s novel has appeared in many movies and stories, in which Dracula travles around at night looking for victims. When he comes across one, he sucks blood from the victim’s neck. People can protect themselves from Dracula by hanging garlic around the doors and windows of their houses. They can identify him by looking for his reflection in a mirror. He doesn’t have one, and he doesn’t have a shadow, either.
Many people think that Stoker got the idea for his Dracula from a man named Vlad Tepes who lived in Transylvania 600 years ago. Tepes sometimes used the name Dracula, which comes from a word that means dragon or devil. This is probably the only connection between the character Dracula and the real man in history.
Stoker invented his character and story, but some of his ideas came from traditional stories. Around the world there are still myths about vampires. Supertitious people believe the dead can return to the world and suck the blood of living people. Believers close their windows at night to keep out the evil night air – and Dracula.
What does “rest” mean in line 1?
1. (noun): all the others
2. (verb): relax
3. (noun): a musical term
IV. CHECK YOUR COMPREHENSION
Read the passage again and answer the questions. Circle your answers.
1. What is this passage mainly about?
a. A novel
b. An author
c. A story character
d. A superstitious person
2. People use …………to protect themselves from Dracula.
3. Dracula likes the taste of …….
d. all of the above
4. What does the name Dracula mean?
5. Who was Vlad Tepes
a. a real man
b. a vampire
c. a story character
d. a friend of Dracula
6. In line 10, “He doesn’t have one”, what does the word “one” refer to ?
a. a mirror
b. a reflection
c. a shadow
d. a house