Unit 56: An investigation
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Last night at 9:18 PM, Mr. Scott Shaw, a high school principal, was walking from his office to his car when he was attacked from behind. The attacker hit the principal on the head. The police think the attacker was a student. They are going to question every student in the school—both male and female. | Tối qua lúc 9:18 PM, ông Scott Shaw, một hiệu trưởng trường trung học, đang đi bộ từ văn phòng ra xe ô tô của mình thì bị tấn công từ phía sau. Kẻ tấn công đã đánh vào đầu hiệu trưởng. Cảnh sát cho rằng kẻ tấn công là học sinh. Họ sẽ thẩm vấn mọi học sinh trong trường — cả nam và nữ.
A police officer questioned the victim at the hospital last night: | Một sĩ quan cảnh sát đã thẩm vấn nạn nhân tại bệnh viện đêm qua:
Police officer: What can you remember about the attack, Mr. Shaw? | Ông có thể nhớ gì về vụ tấn công, ông Shaw?
Mr. Shaw: Well, I was working late last night. | À, tôi đã làm việc vào tối hôm qua.
Police officer: What time did you leave your office? | Anh rời văn phòng lúc mấy giờ?
Mr. Shaw: At about a quarter after nine. | Vào khoảng 9:15.
Police officer: Are you sure? | Ông chắc chứ?
Mr. Shaw: Yes, I am. I looked at my watch. | Vâng, tôi chắc. Tôi có nhìn đồng hồ.
Police officer: What did you do then? | Sau đó ông làm gì?
Mr. Shaw: Well, I locked the office door, and I was walking to the parking lot when somebody hit me on the head. | À, tôi đã khóa cửa văn phòng, và tôi đang đi bộ đến bãi đậu xe thì bị ai đó đánh vào đầu.
Police officer: Did you see the attacker? | Ông có nhìn thấy kẻ tấn công không?
Mr. Shaw: No. He was wearing a mask over his face. | Không. Anh ta đeo mặt nạ che mặt.
Police officer: He? Oh, so it was a man! | Anh ta? Ồ, thì ra đó là một người đàn ông!
Mr. Shaw: Well, I’m not really sure. No…no, I don’t know. | Tôi không chắc lắm. Không … không, tôi không biết.
Police officer: Tell me, Mr. Shaw, how did you break your leg? | Nói cho tôi biết, ông Shaw, làm thế nào mà ông bị gãy chân?
Mr. Shaw: Well, when they were putting me into the ambulance, they dropped me! | À, khi họ đưa tôi vào xe cứu thương, họ làm rớt tôi đấy!!
Continuation of the Past Continuous in contrast with the Past Simple (Tiếp tục học thì Quá khứ tiếp diễn với thì Quá khứ đơn)
Hoạt động 1. Cùng làm một đoạn hội thoại ngắn nhé. Tôi hỏi, bạn trả lời. Sau đó bạn tổng hợp thông tin và thực hành nói một đoạn ngắn.
1. 2. 3.
Hoạt động 2. Kể chuyện sử dụng Thì Quá khứ đơn (The Simple Past Tense) và Quá khứ diễn tiến (The Continuous Past Tense). Bạn có thể kể câu chuyện về bạn, hoặc về người khác, có thể câu chuyện thật hoặc tưởng tượng.
It was a busy day in Manila. The sun was shining and everyone was hurrying to work. Michael decided to take a different route to college, and something caught his eye.
A young puppy was limping along the road. He looked very sick and he was starving.
Michael found him some food and water, but he couldn’t afford to adopt him because he was supporting both himself and his younger brother through school.
So he turned to his friends for help. He posted a message on Facebook with a map of the dog’s location and asked everyone to share it.
The message made its way to the US where Geri picked it up. She contacted her friends in the Philippines and found someone to take Jay to the vet.
Jay was suffering from mange, a skin disease that made him lose his fur. He was always scratching because his skin was itchy, but not any more. Jay was adopted by Ninfa and just look at him now. What a bundle of lovely white fur and what a happy dog!
An old pirate was sitting in the bar. He was smoking a pipe and drinking a glass of rum. He was wearing an eye patch and he had a parrot on his shoulder and a wooden leg. Instead of his righthand he had a metal hook. A young sailor was chatting with the pirate and he asked him about his adventures at sea.
‘So, how did you lose your leg?’, the young man asked the pirate.
‘Arrr! ,’ said the pirate, ‘You see, some sharks were circling the ship when I fell over board. Luckily, my men pulled me back onto the ship before the sharks ate me completely, but one of the sharks got my leg.’
‘And how about the hook on your hand? How did you lose your hand?’
‘I was boarding a ship when another sailor cut off my hand with a sword.’
‘That’s amazing! What a life full of adventures!’ said the young man.
‘And how about your eye? How did you lose that?’
‘I was eating a grapefruit when the juice went into my eye.’
‘But I don’t understand. How did you lose your eye from the grapefruit juice?’
‘Arrr!’ said the pirate, ‘it was my first day with the new hook.’
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