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Hướng dẫn học tốt Unit 17 - The body clock (Phần 2)

Đây là bài hướng dẫn đầu tiên trong một loạt 3 bài mà Ce Phan sẽ gửi tới các bạn. Bài này sẽ tập trung nhiều vào kỹ năng nghe với câu hỏi trắc nghiệm (Listening:multiple choice question) và kỹ năng viết dạng bình luận 2 mặt của một vấn đề (Writing task 2: Considering both sides of argument)

(Ảnh đại minh họa Unit 17- - The body clock, giáo trình Objective IELTS)

I. Thực hành nghe (Listening)

Bạn sẽ nghe được một đoạn ghi âm nói về chủ đề "nightshift" (làm việc ca tối). Bạn sẽ thực hành trả lời với 2 dạng câu hỏi: câu hỏi trắc nghiệm và câu hỏi trả lời từ khóa

Câu hỏi trắc nghiệm

1. the speaker says that compared to daytime workers, nightshift workers
A. take longer to fall asleep
B. sleep more deeply.
C. need more sleep.

2. People generally find it difficult to
A. tay awake in the first part of the night.
B. stay alert in the afternoon
C. stay asleep all day.

Câu hỏi điền từ khóa (Không được điền hơn 3 chữ và 1 số)

List THREE things which the presenter says will help nightshift workers fall asleep.

3. ......................................
4. ......................................
5. ......................................

6. How long should a nap last to be useful? ........................
7. What should workers definitely not do if they are feeling tired? ........................
8. At what time are nightshift workers the least alert? ........................


II. Thực hành viết (Writing task 2)

1. Thực hành cách viết essay theo dạng xem xét cả 2 mặt của một vấn đề:

Write about the following topic: 

In the past ten years, people have been finding they have to move away from a twelve-hour day to a twenty-hour hour day. This can only have negative effect on society, with people becoming less productive and being unable to enjoy social life. 

To what extent do you agree with this view?

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

Write at least 250 words.


Bài viết mẫu

There is no doubt that today people are becoming accustomed to being able to access services like banks and shops at all hours of the day and night.  Personally, I am not sure that we can say categorically that this has a negative effect on society. I believe that there are definite advantages to living in a 24-hour society.

In the past in my county, most people worked from nine to five, from Monday to Friday, and had the weekend free for leisure.  Sunday was a total day of rest, and all the shops and businesses were closed. However, today we have a situation where every day is the same.  This change has come about because of the need for greater production in industry and also from consumer demand.

One of the main arguments in favour of 24-hour opening is that people today work hard and want to play hard. They have no time to shop when they are at work and need to be able to buy clothes, have their hair cut and so on when they are free.  The labour market is also more flexible today than in the past, and there are more people willing to work unsocial hours.  In addition, the Internet has enabled people to shop and bank when businesses are normally closed.  I often shop online after midnight when I have difficulty sleeping and I do not think I am unusual in this.

To conclude, I believe that times have changed and that we have to accept that life goes on 24 hours a day, not just 12.  This does not necessarily mean that we become less productive – in fact, I believe it means we can become more productive and we have more control over both our working and social lives.

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