BÀI ĐỌC HIỂU 02 - Reading text: LOCH NESS AND ITS MONSTER
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 8:46:42 AM
(THEO CUỐN “PEOPLE, PLACES AND THINGS”)
TOPIC 02: PLACES
Reading text: LOCH NESS AND ITS MONSTER
A. HƯỚNG DẪN HỌC TỪ VỰNG: (HỌC THUỘC PHẦN TỪ MỚI NÀY TRƯỚC KHI LÀM BÀI ĐỌC HIỂU)
I. DANH TỪ (NOUNS)
1. period: thời kỳ, giai đoạn
2. evidence: bằng chứng
3. hoax: trò đánh lừa, trò chơi khăm
4. legend: truyền thuyết
5. lie : sự nói dối
6. trick: trò chơi xỏ, trò đánh lừa
7. information: thông tin
8. result: kết quả
9. lake: hồ
10. meter: mét
11. dark grey: màu xám xịt
12. snake: con rắn
13. story: câu chuyện
14. tourism: du lịch
15. sound: âm thanh
16. organization: tổ chức
17. horse: con ngựa
II. TÍNH TỪ (ADJECTIVES)
1. several: nhiều
2. special: đặc biệt
3. gigantic: khổng lồ
4. popular: phổ biến
5. strange: lạ, kỳ lạ
6. deep: sâu
7. chilly: lạnh lẽo
8. light: nhẹ, nhạt (màu)
9. mysterious: thần bí, bí ẩn
10. northern: thuộc phía bắc
III. ĐỘNG TỪ (VERBS)
1. to claim: tuyên bố, khẳng định
2. to exist: tồn tại
3. to look for: tìm kiếm
4. to look like: trông giống như
5. to resemble: giống hệt
6. to turn out: tạo ra, thành ra
7. to call: gọi là
8. to hide: che dấu, che khuất
10. to weigh: cân nặng
11. to report: tường thuật
12. to form: tạo ra, hình thành
13. to show: chỉ cho xem
14. to try to + V : cố làm gì
15. to hear about: nghe nói về
16. to investigate: điều tra
IV. CỤM TỪ
1. to be able to + V: có thể (làm gì)
2. during: trong suốt
3. at least: ít nhất
4. since then: từ đó
5. more than : nhiều hơn, hơn
6. like : giống như
7. a few: một vài
8. over: quá, hơn
V. ĐỘNG TỪ BẤT QUY TẮC
1. to see – saw – seen : nhìn thấy
2. to tell – told – told: bảo, kể
3. to become – became – become: trở thành
4. to take – took – taken: chụp (ảnh)
5. to make – made – made: làm, tạo ra
6. to hear – heard – heard : nghe thấy
7. to prove – prove – proven : chứng minh
B. PHẦN BÀI ĐỌC HIỂU
I. PREPARE TO READ
Discuss these questions.
1. What do you know about the Loch Ness monster?
2. What other mysterious creatures have you heard about?
II. WORD FOCUS
Match the words with their definitions.
1. century ……………….. a. be
2. chilly ……………….… b. cold
3. claim ………………...... c. supporting facts
4. evedence ……………… d. a period of 100 years
5. exist ………………....... e. say that something is true
1. hoax .……………….. a. a traditional story
2. investigate ……….… b. a trick or lie
3. legend ………......….. c. result
4. resemble ..……..…… d. look for information
5. turn out .……………. e. look like
A. Guess if this is true or false. Circle a or b.
Many people have seen a monster in Loch Ness.
a. True b. False
B. Scan the passage quickly to check your answer.
LOCH NESS AND ITS MONSTER
In northern Scotland there is a long, deep lake called Loch Ness. More than 200 meters deep, it is the largest lake in the United Kingdom. Hiding in its dark, chilly waters lives a gigantic monster. It weighs more than 1,000 kilos and is at least ten meters long. Its color is dark gray. Some people say it has a head like a horse. Others say it resembles a snake. Many people travel to Loch Ness to look for this strange monster, but only a few people have seen it. At least, they claim they have seen it.
The Loch Ness Monster is a famous legend. The first story about a monster in Loch Ness was told over 500 years ago, but the legend of the monster became popular only in the twentieth century. In 1973, a husband and a wife reported that they saw a gigantic monster in the middle of the lake. Since then, a number of people have claimed that they have seen a monster in Loch Ness. Several people have taken photographs, but at least one of them turned out to be a hoax. during the 1960s, an organization was formed to investigate the monster. They took many photographs and made movies, but they were never able to identify a monster.
There is no real evidence that a monster exists in Loch Ness, but there is also no evidence that one doesn’t exist. One thing is true about Loch Ness: there are a lot of superstitious tourists there.
What does “story” mean in line 7?
1. (noun): the floor of a house or building
2. (noun): a lie
3. (noun): a tale, legend, or myth
IV. CHECK YOUR COMPREHENSION
Read the passage again and answer the questions. Circle your answers.
1. What is this passage mainly about?
a. A legend about a monster
b. tourism at Loch Ness
c. A a couple that saw a monster
d. Animal life in Loch Ness
2. What do people say about the Loch Ness monster?
a. it weigh about 100 kilos.
b. it makes a sound like a horse
d. it look like a snake
3. When did people first talk about the Loch Ness monster?
a. 500 years ago
b. 300 years ago
c. in 1933
d. in 1960
4. In the 1960s, what did an organization do?
a. It saw a big monster in the middle of the lake.
b. It tried to find the monster.
c. It told a hoax about the monster.
d. It showed the monster to tourists.
5. Who has proven that there is a monster in Loch Ness
a. a special organization
b. no one
c. several tourists
d. a husband and wife
6. In line 11, “at least one of them”, what does the word “one” refer to ?
a. a photograph
b. a person
c. a monster
d. a movie