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Enghlish 11 unit 3 becoming independent lesson 7 communication and culture


1. What is your dream?
2. How do you protect
your dream and make
sure it will come true
one day?


Unit 3

Communication & Culture


A. COMMUNICATION

What it means to be independent

Read the following extract and discuss
A father tells his son:
Don’t ever let someone tell you that you can’t do
something. Not even me. You got a dream, you gotta

protect it. When people can’t do something
themselves, they’re gonna tell you that you can’t do
it. You want something, go get it.
Note: gotta = have got to
gonna = going to
1. What kind of person does the father want his son to grow up to be?
2. What does the father mean by saying “You got a dream, you gotta
protect it” and “You want something, go get it”?


Work in pairs. Discuss the extract and prepare a short talk
expressing your opinion about it. You can use the following
questions to guide you.
1. What kind of person does the father want his son to grow
up to be?
The father wants his son to grow up to be confident, selfreliant, determined, independent …
2. What does the father mean by saying “You got a dream, you
gotta protect it” and “You want something, go get it”?
“You got a dream, you gotta protect it” means everyone has
dreams, so when we have dreams, we have to try our best to
make the dreams become realistic.
“You want something, go get it” means that we have to
nurture our dreams and we are determined to do our best to
achieve our goals.


Viet Nam

America

Ha Linh/ not eat/ herself

Mary/ eat/ herself

What is the difference in eating between Ha Linh and Mary?
=> Mary eats herself, whereas Ha Linh doesn’t eat herself.


B. CULTURE
1. Read the two passages about how American and Vietnamese


parents raise their children and do the task that follow

On page 38 of student’s book


1. Tick the corresponding column
Contents
1. A parents’ most important task is to teach their children
to live independently.
2. Parents help their kids to become self-reliant by making
them do things for themselves from the time they are very
small.

In the US





3. Parents think their most important role is to protect their
children and provide them with a happy and wealthy
childhood.
4. Parents always show respect for their children and let
them voice their opinions on issues.





5. Children do not get to sleep in their own beds until they
finish primary school.
6. Parents rarely ask for their children’s opinions before
making family choices.
7. When children finish school, most of them will move out
of the family home and start a truly independent life.
8. Many parents want their children to live with them in the
same house.

In Viet Nam





- S + V + O + while + S + V + O …
- S + V + O + whereas + S + V + O
- Being different from + N, S + V + O

Nam/ study/ hard

Peter/ watch/ TV

- Nam is studying hard, while Peter is watching TV.
- Nam is studying hard, whereas Peter is watching TV.
- Being different from Peter, Nam is studying hard.


Viet Nam
Children sleep with their parents

America
Children sleep alone in their own beds

While Vietnamese children sleep with their parents, American
children sleep alone in their own beds.


2. Make some comparisons between the two ways of child raising
using while, whereas, different from.
In the US

In Viet Nam

1. A parents’ most important task is to
teach their children to live independently.

1. Parents think their most important role
is to protect their children and provide
them with a happy and wealthy childhood.

2. Parents always show respect for their
children and let them voice their opinions
on issues.

2. Parents rarely ask for their children’s
opinions before making family choices.

3. When children finish school, most of
them will move out of the family home
and start a truly independent life.

3. Many parents want their children to live
with them in the same roof.

4. Children get their own rooms from an
early age.

4. Children sleep with their parents until
they go primary school


2. Make some comparisons between the two ways of child raising using while,
whereas, different from.
In the US

In Viet Nam

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parents’ most important task role
is toisteach
their their
children
to live
children1.toAmerican
live independently.
to protect
children
and
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most
important
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to wealthy
protect
provide
them
with a happy
childhood.
their children and provide them with a happy
and wealthy childhood.
2. 2.
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always
show
respect
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2. Parents
for their
their opinions
children’s
Parents
always
show
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their children
and letrarely
them ask
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and on
let them
voice
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making family
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issues,
whereas
Vietnamese
parents rarely
ask forbefore
their children’s
opinions

before making family choices.

3. When children finish school, most of them will 3. Many parents want their children to
3. When
finish
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move
out ofAmerican
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home and
startschool,
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with them
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same
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start a truly independent life, whereas Many Vietnamese parents want
independent

their children to live with them in the same roof.

4. children get their own rooms from an early
4. children sleep with their parents until
age.
theymost
go primary
school
4. Being different from most Vietnamese children,
American
children get their

own rooms from an early age.


Make sentences with while,
whereas and different from.
 Prepare for “unit 4: Looking back
and Project”




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