PART D: WRITING
New wordslifestyle / lafstal / (n)the way in which a person or a group of people lives and works Ex: It was a big change in lifestyle when we moved to the country.
Well, love it is our custom
Why do we cook rice cakes on every Tet holiday?
custom /kstm / (n)an accepted way of behaving or of doing things in a society or a community
custom of sb/sthEx: the customs of the Vietnamese
ethnic /enk/ (a)belonging to a nation, race or people that shares a cultural tradition
Ethnic minority (n)
ties /taz/ (n)a strong connection between people or organizations Family ties
Though I was not there with my parents, I felt something bad happening to them
It is of family ties
New wordslifestyle ethnic
Paragraph Outline1) Topic sentence 2) Supporting ideas First Second . 3) Conclusion sentence
Task 1: make an outline1. Topic sentence : In many ethnic villages I went to , I was impressed by some of their beautiful traditional customs. 2. a. First supporting idea: Close relationship among family members . - Living in extended families. - Showing respect for an ancestors and elderly people. b. Second supporting idea: Willing to give a hand - Helping one another in household chores. - Villagers giving us a helping hand. 3. Concluding sentence : I highly valued the close ties in human relationship shown in the villagers ways of living
Transition signals or linking wordsFor listing : First / Firstly /First of all / To start with Second / Secondly / The second Third / Thirdly / The third . In addition / Whats more / Furthermore / Moreover Next / Then / Beside / Also Finally / Lastly / Last of all
Transition signals or linking wordsFor exemplifying : For example/ For instance Take, for example / Another example is
Transition signals or linking wordsFor result Therefore / Consequently As a result / Thus For concluding In short / In brief To sum up / To summarize
Task 2Work in groups of 4 and make an outline for the following topic sentence: Some Vietnamese family traditions have been lost in the nuclear family nowadays
1. Topic sentence : Some Vietnamese . family nowadays. 2. a. First supporting idea: Lack of strong family ties. Examples: - Not attend to ones grandparents - Leave ones parents after marriage. b. Second supporting idea: Individualism Examples: - Think more about individual interest than familys interest - Not help family members 3. Concluding sentence: If there isnt any way to reserve traditions, they will sooner or later disappear.
Homework Write a paragraph based on your outline Visit the webpage to do extra exercises
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