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Enghlish 11 UNIT 9 SPEAKING


GAME
Look at the pictures and choose the correct options.


A.
A. London
London
B.
B. Osaka
Osaka
C.
C. Seoul
Seoul


A.
A. Hongkong
Hongkong

B.

B. Tokyo
Tokyo
C.
C. Paris
Paris


A.
A. Rome
Rome
B.
B. Singapore
Singapore

C.
C. New
New York
York


A.
A. Gangnam
Gangnam
B.
B. Bangkok
Bangkok
C.
C. Ha
Ha Noi
Noi


1. What problem are happening in the above cities through the pictures ?



Traffic jam in London, Crowded trains in Tokyo, Piles of rubbish in New York, Slums in Ha Noi.

2. Do you think that these cities can improve their conditions and become better in 2050?


Let’s move to the new lesson to see some predictions about these cities in 2050 and how people can solve these problems to make the
cities become a better place for people to live.


UNIT 2: Cities of the future

Lesson 4: Speaking

Predictions


Task 1. Choose sentences a-d to complete the conversation between two Londoners.

a. Anything else?
b. This means there’ll be no pollution, will there?
c. London won’t be a good place to live in, will it?
d. How will they do it?


Task 1. Choose sentences a-d to complete the conversation between

two Londoners.

Mary: What are you reading, Jack?.
Jack: I’m reading some predictions about London in 2050.
Mary: (1)………………… c.

London won’t be a good place to live in, will it?

Jack: On the contrary, it will be. Although it’s now a stressful and overcrowded city with lots of and pollution, there are plans to improve the situation.
Mary: (2)………………………………

How
will they transport
do that?networks. The city will no longer be full of cars.
Jack: Well, they’ll buildd.
smart
underground

a. Anything else?

Mary: Unbelievable. (3)………………………………………

Jack: Many eco parks will be built, and they’ll be watered by treated wastewater.
Mary: (4)

b. This means. there’ll
be no pollution, will there?
.

Jack: That’s right. London will be cleaner and more sustainable.
Mary: Sounds great! I hope I can see their plans come true.


Task 2. Answer the questions.
1. What are London’s current problems?
London is a stressful and overcrowded city with lots of traffic jams and pollution.

2. What are people’s efforts to solve the problems?
They are making plans to improve the transport system and to make London a green city .

3. Will London be a good place to live in 2050?
Yes. It’ll be cleaner and more sustainable.


Task 3. Practise the conversation with a partner.
Mary: What are you reading, Jack?.
Jack: I’m reading some predictions about London in 2050.
Mary: London won’t be a good place to live in, will it?
Jack: On the contrary, it will be. Although it’s now a stressful and overcrowded city with lots of and pollution, there are plans to improve
the situation.
Mary: How will they do that?
Jack: Well, they’ll build smart underground transport networks. The city will no longer be full of cars.
Mary: Unbelievable. Anything else?
Jack: Many ecoparks will be built, and they’ll be watered by treated wastewater.
Mary: This means there’ll be no pollution, will there?
Jack: That’s right. London will be cleaner and more sustainable.
Mary: Sounds great! I hope I can see their plans come true.


Useful language

. Asking for predictions
- What do you think…?
- Do you think that…?

• Giving predictions
- Well, I think that…
- I guess that…
- I hope that


Task 4. Choose one of the cities below. Use the ideas provided to make a similar conversation.


Suggested dialogue
A: What are you doing B?
B: I’m reading some predictions about New York City in 2050.
A: New York City will be a very good place to live in, won’t it?
B: Sure, it will be. Although it now has a crowded public transport with piles of smelly rubbish and ageing electricity
network.
A: How will they do that?
B: Well, they’ll promote self-driving electric taxis and use city’s building roofs for gardens fertilised with compost.
A: Wonderful. Anything else?
B: They also build plants to turn waste into energy and build off shore wind farms.
A: This means it’ll be an eco city, right?
B: That’s true. New York will be cleaner and more sustainable.
A: That sounds great! I hope I can see their plans come true.


Task 5. Make predictions about a future city in Vietnam. Takes notes. Each pair chooses one of the following three cities






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