1. Bài soạn tiếng Anh lớp 8 Unit 1 A Closer Look 2

1. Read the conversation in Getting Started again. Underline verbs that are followed by a gerund.

Mai: Check out this book, Phuc. ‘My Mini Guide to Dog Training’.

Phuc: Sounds great! Max’ll like it too. Last weekend we learnt some tricks. I love to watch him. It’s so much fun… Have you found your craft kit?

Mai: Yes, I’ve found this one. It’s got everything: beads, stickers, wool, buttons… I don’t know, it’ll take all my savings.

Phuc: But it’s right up your street! Nick, what’s that?

Nick: It’s a CD of Vietnamese folk songs. I’ll listen to it tonight.

Mai: And you’ll be able to improve your Vietnamese!

Nick: Ha ha, not sure about that. But I think I’ll enjoy listening to the melodies.

Phuc: Look at the language website I sent you. It’ll help you learn Vietnamese more easily.

Nick: Yes, I liked reading Doraemon comics while I was learning Japanese.

Phuc: Stop reading comics! I’ll bring you my favourite short story this Sunday when we play football.

Mai: Sorry but we have to hurry. Mum and dad are waiting. We need to buy some tools to build a new house for Max this weekend.

2. Tick (✓) the appropriate box.

followed by gerund only 

followed by both gerund and to-infinitive. 

1. love

2. enjoy

3. detest

4. prefer

5. fancy

3. Write the correct form of the verb. 

1. Mai enjoys                   (make) crafts, especially bracelets.

2. People in Britain love                    (watch) TV in their free time.

3. Do you fancy                   (skateboard) in the park this Sunday?

4. Nick likes                  (learn) Vietnamese.

5. Ngoc hates                  (sit) at the computer for too long.

4. Write sentences about what you like or don't like doing in your free time, beginning with the following. Then share what you have written with your partner.

1. I adore_________________________________ .

2. I love__________________________________ .

3. I fancy_________________________________ .

4. I don't mind____________________________ .

5. I don't like______________________________ .

6. I detest________________________________ .

5. Look at the following email that Minh Duc wrote a new penfriend.

Hi, my name’s Duc.

How are you? This is what I like do in my free time. I often play video games or watch TV. Or I go to the park and play football with my friends. I enjoy do this very much! I sometimes help my parents too. If I have homework, I’ll try to finish it first before I do anything else. But I don’t like have lots of homework ☹! I don’t mind to do homework but I hate spend all evening on it! On Saturday or Sunday, I love eat out with my family. The food is delicious!

What about you?

Best,
Duc

a. There are six grammar mistakes in his email. Can you find and correct them?

b. Answer the questions.

1. How many activities does Duc mention in his email? 

2. Which two activities do you think he enjoys the most? 

6. Write a similar email to tell your friend about your free time, using the verbs of liking + gerunds or verbs of liking + fo-infinitives. Swap your work with a partner and check for mistakes.

2. Đáp án bài tập tiếng Anh lớp 8 Unit 1 A Closer Look 2

1. Read the conversation in Getting Started again. Underline verbs that are followed by a gerund.

Mai: Check out this book, Phuc. ‘My Mini Guide to Dog Training’.

Phuc: Sounds great! Max’ll like it too. Last weekend we learnt some tricks. I love to watch him. It’s so much fun… Have you found your craft kit?

Mai: Yes, I’ve found this one. It’s got everything: beads, stickers, wool, buttons… I don’t know, it’ll take all my savings.

Phuc: But it’s right up your street! Nick, what’s that?

Nick: It’s a CD of Vietnamese folk songs. I’ll listen to it tonight.

Mai: And you’ll be able to improve your Vietnamese!

Nick: Ha ha, not sure about that. But I think I’ll enjoy listening to the melodies.

Phuc: Look at the language website I sent you. It’ll help you learn Vietnamese more easily.

Nick: Yes, I liked reading Doraemon comics while I was learning Japanese.

Phuc: Stop reading comics! I’ll bring you my favourite short story this Sunday when we play football.

Mai: Sorry but we have to hurry. Mum and dad are waiting. We need to buy some tools to build a new house for Max this weekend.

2. Tick (✓) the appropriate box.

followed by gerund only 

followed by both gerund and to-infinitive. 

1. love

2. enjoy

3. detest

4. prefer

5. fancy

3. Write the correct form of the verb. 

1. Mai enjoys making crafts, especially bracelets.

2. People in Britain love to watch/ watching TV in their free time.

3. Do you fancy skateboarding in the park this Sunday?

4. Nick likes to learn/ learning Vietnamese.

5. Ngoc hates sitting at the computer for too long.

4. Write sentences about what you like or don't like doing in your free time, beginning with the following. Then share what you have written with your partner.

1. I adore playing badminton. 

2. I love jogging in the park. 

3. I fancy playing computer games. 

4. I don’t mind helping you do the homework. 

5. I don’t like playing football. 

6. I detest making bread in the free time. 

5. Look at the following email that Minh Duc wrote a new penfriend.

a)

Error Fixes
like do → like to do/ like doing
enjoy do → enjoy doing
don't like have → don't like to have/ don't like having
don't mind to do → don't mind doing
hate spend → hate to spend/ hate spending
love eat out → love to eat out/ love eating out

b)

1. He mentions 7 activities: playing video games, watching TV, going to the park, playing football, helping his parents, doing homework, and eating out with his family. 

2. He goes to the park and play football with his friends.  He eats out with his family on Saturday or Sunday. 

6. Write a similar email to tell your friend about your free time, using the verbs of liking + gerunds or verbs of liking + fo-infinitives. Swap your work with a partner and check for mistakes.

Hello Mai

How are you? Haven't talked to you in a while.

There is a new park in my neighborhood, so I have a new leisure activity that is jogging in the park besides listening to music and watching TV. However, I still enjoy listening to music the most.

How about you?

Best,

Linh

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