Listening

Listening Unit 3
Before doing the listening tasks, here are some helpful new words and phrases for you.
New words
Recommend that ...:
/ˌrekəˈmend/
Gợi ý là ...
We recommend that the window selected for this purpose be open, but this is a matter of taste.
She recommended that we be on time.
It’s worth doing smt:
/ wɜːrθ/
Đáng để làm gì, cần làm gì
It's worth making an appointment before you go.
It is worth spending money and time on this project.
Drop off:
/drɑːp ɔːf/
(v. phr.)
Thả xuống, để lại
You can drop your car off at the airport and fly back at ten in the evening.
You left your jacket, but I can drop it off on my way to work tomorrow.
Print out:
/prɪnt aʊt/
(v. phr.)
In ra
Can you print out those details?
How many copies shall I print out?
Brochure:
/broʊˈʃʊr/
(n.)
tập sách mỏng, ấn phẩm quảng cáo
Can you print out those details? and we’ll take a brochure.
I picked up a copy of their summer travel brochure.
Awe-inspiring:
/ɔː ɪnˈspaɪərɪŋ/
(adj.)
Đầy ấn tượng
Malaysia is also a country of awe-inspiring geographical diversity.
The speed at which technology is advancing is awe-inspiring.
Pristine:
/ˈprɪstiːn/
(adj.)
Ban đầu, nguyên sơ
In Malaysia, some of the world's most pristine islands and marine habitats await you.
The car is in pristine condition.
Dazzle:
/ˈdæzl/
(v.)
Làm mê hoặc
There are thousands of temples and places of worship that dazzle the senses and soothe the soul.
Many businessmen were also excited about innovative business models that seemed to dazzle investors.
Rejuvenate:
/rɪˈdʒuːvəneɪt/
(v.)
Làm trẻ lại, hồi xuân
There are lots of things that can be done to rejuvenate skin.
To rejuvenate an entire plant, cut it to the ground in early spring, before leaves appear.
Breeze:
/briːz/
(n.)
Điều dễ dàng
English is widely-spoken, making it a breeze for travelers to find their way around and to get to know the locals.
Going down the hill would be a breeze after the long climb up!
Biologically-diverse:
/ˌbaɪəˈlɑːdʒɪkli daɪˈvɜːrs/
(adj. phr.)
Đa dạng sinh học
Malaysia is one of the 12 most biologically-diverse countries in the world.
A remote park in northwest Bolivia may be the most biologically diverse place on earth.
Culinary tradition:
/ˈkʌlɪneri trəˈdɪʃn/
(n. phr.)
Ẩm thực truyền thống
Malaysia's diverse cultural heritage adds spice and color to every aspect of life here, from religions and festivals to culinary traditions and architecture.
Indian culinary traditions play a strong role in southern Vietnamese food.
Sustainable tourism:
/səˈsteɪnəbl ˈtʊrɪzəm/
(n. phr.)
Du lịch bền vững
Sustainable tourism is tourism attempting to make as low an impact on the environment and local culture as possible, while helping to generate future employment for local people.
Malaysia is a world leader in conservation and sustainable tourism programs.
Practice

You are going to listen to the recording and then answer the questions from 1 to 5.

1
How long does it take to drive from Vancouver to the Emerald Lake Lodge?
2
How long does it take to drive from Emerald Lake Lodge to Jasper?
3
How much money in total do they spend renting a room in Vancouver?
4
How many nights do Simon and Jenny Carter want to take for their holiday?
5
If they stay at the Emerald Lake Lodge, how much money in total will they have to pay for renting a room?
Video

You are going to watch the video and then answer questions from 6 to 12.

Choose the best answer for the questions from 6 to 9.

6
How many states are there in Malaysia?
7
How many percent does the country's land area remain forested?
8
What makes travelers find their way around and to become acquainted with the locals?
9
What activity is NOT mentioned for active travelers to enjoy the Malaysian outdoors?

Decide the statements from number 10 to number 12 are TRUE (T) or FALSE (F).

10
People who come to visit Malaysia rarely return because they feel quite the same every time. 
11
Malaysia is a leading country in conservation and sustainable tourism programs in the world. 
12
Malaysia is a land of natural and cultural diversity. 
Listen to the recording again with the tapescript.
Travel Agent:
Hello! Take a seat. How can I help?
Simon:
We’re thinking of going to Canada, Vancouver and then to Calgary.
Jenny:
Yes, flying to Vancouver on August 15th.
Travel:
OK...
Jenny:
And I wanna come back on 24th, from Calgary.
Travel agent:
OK... Just a moment... yes, with Canadian Airlines, that’ll be 490 pound per person, including all taxes.
Jenny:
Oh, that’s better than we thought!
Simon:
Hmm! We were thinking four nights in Vancouver first. Somewhere rather nice?
Travel agent:
We have a special on at the moment with the Metropolitan. It’s a lovely hotel, four stars... You can see it here. That’s um... 160 pound a night.
Jenny:
Per person?
Travel agent:
Oh, that’s for the room. All these are for full board service.
Simon:
Oh, yes. It certainly looks very nice.
Travel agent:
It is! I stayed there last year. And you should definitely hire a car. – It’s only 50 pound per day for a small car – and drive to Lake Louise.
Jenny:
Oh, yes. We want to go there.
Travel agent:
I recommend you stay at the Emerald Lake Lodge. It’s a perfect place to explore from.
Simon:
That sounds good.
Travel agent:
Let me see... That’ll be 220 pound per night. It’s worth spending two nights there.
Simon:
Two nights?
Travel agent:
Yes, it’s a ten - hour drive from Vancouver, so two nights is best. And then you can drive to Jasper – that’s five hours. Two nights at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge will be 250 pound per night. It’s expensive, but it’s well worth going there. A beautiful place!
Jenny:
And there’s plenty to do in Jasper National Park, is there?
Travel agent:
Sure. You can play golf, go hiking… and boating if you fancy that. Then you’ve got a six - hour drive to Calgary. A final night somewhere like the Westin will save money – just 74 pound. There’s enough for a day – shopping, museums and Calgary Tower, of course. You can drop your car off at the airport and fly back at ten in the evening.
Simon:
Well, that’s the kind of thing we were thinking of, isn’t it, dear?
Jenny:
Yes, it is. Can you print out those details? and we’ll take a brochure.
Watch the video again with the transcript
Malaysia is situated just north of the Equator, between Thailand and Singapore. Malaysia is a federation of 13 states, with 11 on the Malaysian Peninsula and two on the island of Borneo. With a population of just over 27 million people, a low cost of living and a year-round tropical climate, Malaysia remains a favorite destination for travelers the world over.
Malaysia is a nation rich in diversities.
One of the first places you'll notice this diversity is in the smiling faces of those waiting to great you. Malaysia is truly a racial melting pot where Malay, Indian, Chinese and smaller ethnic groups live together in respectful harmony.
Malaysia's diverse cultural heritage adds spice and color to every aspect of life here, from religions and festivals to culinary traditions and architecture. The national language is Malay, but English is widely-spoken, making it a breeze for travelers to find their way around and to get to know the locals. Malaysia is also a country of awe-inspiring geographical diversity.
Looking for unspoiled beaches and clear tropical waters? In Malaysia, some of the world's most pristine islands and marine habitats await you.
Feel the need to rise above the mundane everyday world? Come, let your spirit soar among highland hideaways and mist-shrouded mountains.
Longing for a little adventure? Explore some of the Earth's steamiest jungles, wildest rivers and longest cave systems.
Malaysia is a land of natural diversity.
As one of the 12 most biologically-diverse countries in the world, Malaysia is a treasure-trove of amazing natural richness and beauty.
70 percent of the country's land area remains forested, and the country is a world leader in conservation and sustainable tourism programs.

Malaysia is a place of diverse experiences. For active travelers there are endless ways to enjoy the Malaysian outdoors. Tee-off on some of the world's most beautiful golf courses. Explore endless trekking trails, or kayak up the river into valleys, forests and jungles that most people will only ever experience in nature magazines.
Then, there are those urban jungles to explore. In Malaysia, the past and the future sit side by side. Some of the New World's most celebrated architectural creations rise above proud historic districts that have changed little for decades.
Malaysians love to shop, and the country is packed with modern plazas, quaint shop houses and sprawling markets. From designer fashions and electronics to exquisite tribal handicrafts and antiques, Malaysia is the place for bargain hunters.
There are thousands of temples and places of worship that dazzle the senses and soothe the soul, as well as health and beauty spas waiting to rejuvenate the mind, body and spirit.
Malaysia is a land with a culture as diverse as those who come to experience it. And those who come to visit often return, because no two visits to Malaysia are quite the same.
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