Talking about Vietnam

This is another attempt to create an easy lesson that is easy to be understood and memorized in the class without any work at home. The topic is Vietnam and the purpose of the lesson is to have students talking about their country Vietnam in English language.

Lead-in
Teacher can start the lesson by asking simple questions about Vietnam as a lead-in stage.

Preparation for listening
Ask students to write in their notebooks the form presented below and tell them that they have to listen and extract the information needed to complete it.

Full name: ________________________________
Location: _________________________________
Area: _____________________________________
Population: _______________________________
Language: _________________________________
Capital city: _____________________________
The biggest city: _________________________
Other big cities: _________________________
National Day: _____________________________
Neighbors: ________________________________
Administrative units: _____________________

Vocabulary:
Socialist Republic
Located
Area
Population
Capital
Neighbor
Divided

Listening
Teacher reads the text two or three times. Students extract the information and complete the form.

Vietnam, also known as the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is a country located in the south east of Asia. It is a big country with an area of 329,560 square kilometers. It has a population of about 90 million people who speak Vietnamese language.

The capital city is Hanoi but the biggest city is Ho Chi Minh City. Other big cities are Hai Phong, Da Nang, Nha Trang etc. The National Day of Vietnam is on September 2nd. Vietnam’s neighbors are Laos and Cambodia to the west, China to the north, and South China Sea to the east. Vietnam is divided into 63 administrative units.

Full name:SocialistRepublic of Vietnam
Location: South-east of Asia
Area: 329,560 square kilometers
Population: about 90 million (2012)
Language: Vietnamese
Capital city:Hanoi
The biggest city: Ho Chi Minh
Other big cities: Hai Phong, Da Nang, Nha Trang etc.
National day: September 2nd
Neighbors:Cambodia, Laos, China, South China Sea
Administrative units: 63 provinces and cities

Production
– Talk about Vietnam

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