1. Bài soạn tiếng Anh lớp 8 Unit 4 Getting Started

Task 1. Listen and read.

A Lesson on Customs and Traditions

Teacher: Today we're going to learn about customs and traditions. Do you think they're the same?

Mi: I think they're different, but it's hard to explain how.

Nick: In my opinion, a custom is something that has become an accepted way of doing things. And a tradition is something we do that is special and is passed down through the generations.

Teacher: Yes, spot on! Give me an example of a custom.

Mai: My family has this custom of eating dinner at 7 p.m. sharp.

Teacher: Really?

Mai: Yes, we have to be at the dinner table on time.

Teacher: That's interesting! How about a tradition, Phong?

Phong: We have a family tradition of visiting the pagoda on the first day of every lunar month.

Nick: You're kidding!

Phong: No, no. We've followed this tradition for generations.

Teacher: You've mentioned family, but what about social customs and traditions, Nick?

Nick: Well, in the UK there are lots of customs for table manners. For example, we have to use a knife and fork at dinner. Then, there's a British tradition of having afternoon tea at 4 p.m.

Teacher: Sounds lovely! Now, for homework, you should find information about a custom or tradition. You're doing mini presentations next week...

a. Find a word/ phrase that means:

1. agreed

2. grandparents, parents, and children

3. totally correct

4. exactly on time

5. relating to human society

6. a polite way of eating at the dinner table

b. Tick (✓) true (T) or false (F).

T

F

1. Nick’s explanation of customs and traditions is correct.

2. Only families have customs and traditions.

3. In the UK there’s a tradition of having afternoon tea.

4. In the UK there is no accepted way of behaving at the dinner table.

c. Answer the following question

1. What is Mai’s family custom?

2. How does Nick feel when Phong talks about one of his family traditions?

3. What is the similarity between a custom and a tradition?

4. What is the difference between them?

5. What should the students do for homework?

d. Find these sentences in the conversation and fill in the missing words.

1. We                    be at the dinner table on time.

2. You                    find information about a custom or tradition.

Task 2. a. Match the pictures with the customs and traditions in the box.

Soạn bài tiếng Anh lớp 8 Unit 4 Getting Started

b. Write C (custom) or T (tradition) under each picture in a. In pairs, compare your answers.

2. Đáp án bài tập tiếng Anh lớp 8 Unit 4 Getting Started

Task 1. Listen and read.

a. Find a word/ phrase that means:

Word / Phrase

Meaning

1. agreed

(đồng ý)

accepted

(chấp nhận)

2. grandparents, parents, and children

(ông bà, cha mẹ, và trẻ em)

generations

(thế hệ)

3. totally correct

(hoàn toàn chính xác)

spot on

(chỉ điểm)

4. exactly on time

(chính xác về thời gian)

sharp

(sắc nét, chuẩn xác)

5. relating to human society

(liên quan đến xã hội loài người)

social

(xã hội)

6. a polite way of eating at the dinner table

(một cách lịch sự ăn tại bàn ăn)

table manners

(cư xử)



 

b. Tick (✓) true (T) or false (F).

1. T

2. F

3. T

4. F

c. Answer the following question

1. It’s eating dinner at 7 p.m. sharp.

2. He’s surprised.

3. They both refer to doing something that develops over time.

4. A custom is something accepted. A tradition is something special and is passed down through the generations.

5. They should find information about a custom or tradition.

d. Find these sentences in the conversation and fill in the missing words.

1. We have to be at the dinner table on time.

2. You should find information about a custom or tradition.

Task 2. a. Match the pictures with the customs and traditions in the box.

1 - g: smiling to accept a compliment

2 - c: worshipping ancestors 

3 - f: wrapping gifts in colourful paper

4 - h: having lunch together on the second day of Tet

5 - e: placing the chopsticks on top of the rice bowl when finishing a meal 

6 - a: children in the family standing in a row to greet guests 

7 - b: wearing ao dai on special occasions 

8 - d: giving children lucky money at Tet

b. Write C (custom) or T (tradition) under each picture in a. In pairs, compare your answers.

a. C

b. C or T

c. T

d. T

e. C

f. C

g. T

h. C or T

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