Bai Mi Bon - Lesson 14
Phan C: Bai tap
Part C: Exercises
C 1
Following the cue, A asks a question and B answers as shown in the example.

Th du:
Los Angeles ln hn Dallas.
A: Los Angeles co ln hn Dallas khong?
B: Co, Dallas cung ln, nhng Los Angeles ln hn.
1- Song Cu Long dai hn song Hong (the Red River).
2- Tieng Viet kho hn tieng Anh.
3- Pho Quang Trung hep hn pho Tran Hng ao.
4- Quyen t ien Anh-Phap nay day hn quyen t ien Anh-Viet.
5- Anh Phong cao hn anh Minh.
6- Nha Ha Noi thap hn nha Hong Kong.

C 2
Using C1, A asks the same question but B answers with the antonym.

Th du:
Los Angeles ln hn Dallas.
A: Los Angeles co ln hn Dallas khong?
B: Co, Dallas nho hn Los Angeles.

C 3
A makes a statement regarding the character of an activity. B says that anh Nam does the same thing but more intensely.

Th du:
A:  Anh ay noi cham lam.
B:  Nhng anh Nam noi cham hn anh ay.
1- Ch Hong hoc gioi lam.
2- Anh Minh chay nhanh lam.
3- Co Nga lam viec cham ch lam.
4- Hom qua ong Ba en sm lam.
5- Anh Bang giup ong Hoa nhieu lam.
6- Co ay i lau lam.

C 4
A makes a statement. B states a preference for some other thing (the cue).

Th du:
A: Toi thch song Nha Trang nhat.    ( a Lat)
B: Con toi, toi thch song a Lat hn.
1- Ch Oanh thch xem phim My nhat. (phim Nhat)
2- Anh Lan thch lam Bo Di tru nhat. (Bo Ngoai giao)
3- Gia nh ay thch i Phap nhat. (c)
4- Co ay thch mua o Sin-ga-po nhat. (Hong Kong)
5- Ch Barbara thch cm Tau nhat. (cm Viet)
6- Ba Cuc thch nhac Jazz nhat. (nhac Rock)

C 5
Following the cue, A asks a question and B makes an appropriate answer.

Th du:
Mua quyen nao
A:  Theo ch, toi nen mua quyen nao?
B:  Theo toi, anh nen mua quyen nay.
1- Theo anh, co ay nen xem phim nao?
2- Theo ong, chung toi nen uong ru hay bia?
3- Theo ba , ho nen gap ai?
4- Theo ch, toi nen hoc bai nao?
5- Theo co, chung ta nen i xe o hay xe la?
6- Theo anh, toi nen ve ng nao?

C 6
A makes a statement. B reponds with a question to which A makes up an answer.

Th du:
A: Song Hong (Red River) la mot con song dai
     ong Dng.
B: The con song nao dai nhat ong Dng?
1- Ben Thanh la mot khach san ln Saigon.
2- Perth la mot thanh pho yen tnh Uc.
3- Satay Hut la mot tiem an re San Diego.
4- Chua Mot Cot la mot ngoi chua (a temple) ep Ha Noi.
5- Chase Manhattan la mot ngan hang ln My.
6- Ong Thanh la mot bac s gioi a Nang.

C 7
Give Vietnamese equivalents.
1- Los Angeles is bigger than San Francisco, isn't it?
  • Yes, Los Angeles is a bit bigger than San Francisco.
  • Would you prefer to live in Los Angeles or San Francisco?
  • I'd prefer to live in San Jose because San Jose is smaller and newer.
  • Furthermore, it has more Vietnamese people.
2- So you live in Canberra do you?
  • Yes, I live in there because I work in the Ministry of Health.
  • How do you like Canberra?
  • I like to live in Canberra because it's quieter and prettier than Sydney, but I like to go to Sydney for fun.
  • It's lucky you like living in Canberra, since you work there. As for me, I prefer to live in Sydney because it's more fun and the Vietnamese restaurants in Sydney are better.
3- According to you, what movie should I see?
  • It's up to you, but I think you should see this movie.   This one is shorter but newer, has better music, better and younger cast (dien vien), and because of that it's more interesting.
  • You speak too fast. Please speak more slowly.
4- Which city is the biggest city in Viet Nam?
  • Saigon is the biggest city in Viet Nam.
  • Which city is the most beautiful in Viet Nam?
  • Perhaps Hue is.

C 8 Bai tap oc
Read this conversation and practice it with a classmate, then hold a similar conversation with each other.
Hear the Whole Dialog
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Sue:

Toi sap i Viet Nam may tuan.   Theo anh, toi nen
khach san nao?
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Greg: Ch nh Ha Noi hay Saigon?
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Sue: Toi se Ha Noi hai tuan, roi vao Saigon.
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Greg: Ha Noi, theo toi, ch nen khach san Thong Nhat.
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Sue: Toi nghe noi khach san Thang Li mi hn, ln hn va v
nam ben b ho Tay nen canh ep hn.
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Greg: ung, khach san Thang Li mi hn,rong hn va co canh ep hn, nhng xa trung tam thanh pho hn.   Giao thong cong cong Ha Noi khong tot lam, v the khach san Thong nhat tien hn.  Hn na, o an khach san Thong Nhat ngon hn.
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Sue: , co le toi se khach san Thong Nhat. The, Saigon,
theo anh, khach san nao tot nhat?
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Greg: Saigon co kha nhieu khach san tot.   Nhng toi thch khach san Quoc Te nhat.  o la khach san ln nhat va ep nhat Saigon.
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Sue: Nhng cung at nhat, phai khong , anh?
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Greg:

Tat nhien, nhng o an va ru o ngon nhat, va cac co
phuc vu o xinh nhat.
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Sue:

Toi i Saigon vi chong toi.   Co le chung toi se en mot
khach san khac re hn.
T vng Vocabulary
o approximately
roi and then
vao go down (South) to
toi nghe noi I have heard
nam to lie, to be located
b bank (of a stream, river..)
ho lake
ho Tay West Lake
canh view, landscape
ung correct, right
trung tam center
giao thong communication
cong cong public
kha nhieu quite a few
co phuc vu waitress
xinh pretty
khac other

Answer for exercises C7
1- Los Angeles is bigger than San Francisco, isn't it?
  • Los Angeles ln hn San francisco, phai khong?
  • Yes, Los Angeles is a bit bigger than San Francisco.
  • Vang, Los Angeles ln hn San Francisco mot chut.
  • Would you prefer to live in Los Angeles or San Francisco?
  • Anh/ ch/... thch song Los Angeles hay San Francisco?
  • I'd prefer to live in San Jose because San Jose is smaller and newer.
  • Toi thch song San Jose hn v San Jose nho hn va mi hn.
  • Furthermore, it has more Vietnamese people.
  • Hn na la ( San Jose) co nhieu ngi Viet hn.
2- So you live in Canberra do you?
  • (The ) anh/ ch/.. (song) Canberra a?
  • Yes, I live there because I work in the Ministry of Health.
  • Vang, (toi) song o v toi lam viec bo Y-te.
  • How do you like Canberra?
  • Anh/ Ch/... thay Canberra the nao?
  • I like to live in Canberra because it's quieter and prettier than Sydney, but I like to go to Sidney for fun.
  • Toi thch Canberra v Canberra yen tnh hn va ep hn Sydney, nhng toi thch i Sydney chi.
  • It's lucky you like living in Canberra since you work there.   As for me, I prefer to live in Sydney because it's more fun and the Vietnamese restaurants in Sydney are better.
  • May man la anh/ ch/... thch Canberra v anh /ch/... lam (viec) o.  Con toi, toi thch Sydney hn v Sydney vui hn va tiem/ hieu an Viet tai/ Sydney ngon hn.
3- According to you, what movie should I see?
  • Theo anh/ Ch/ .. (th) toi nen xem phim nao?
  • It's up to you, but I think you should see this movie.   This one is shorter but newer, has better music, better and younger cast, and because of that it's more interesting.
  • Tuy anh/ ch/..., nhng theo toi anh/ ch/ .... nen xem phim nay.  Phim nay ngan hn nhng mi hn, co nhac hay hn, dien vien gioi hn va tre hn, v the hay hn.
  • You speak too fast.  Please speak more slowly.  Anh/ Ch/... noi nhanh/ mau qua.  Xin anh/ ch/... noi cham hn.
4- Which city is the biggest in Viet Nam?
  • Thanh pho nao ln nhat () Viet Nam?
  • Saigon is the biggest city in Viet Nam.
  • Saigon la thanh pho ln nhat () Viet Nam.
  • Which is the most beautiful in Viet Nam?
  • Thanh pho nao ep nhat () Viet Nam?
  • Perhaps Hue is.
  • Co le Hue.

Answer for exercises: C 8
Sue:

I'm about to go to Vietnam for a few weeks.   According to you, what hotel should
I stay at?
Greg: Do you intend to stay in Hanoi or Saigon?
Sue: I'll stay in Hanoi about a week, then go down to Saigon.
Greg: According to me, in Hanoi you should stay at the Thong Nhat Hotel.
Sue: I hear that the Thang Loi Hotel is newer, bigger, and because it's on the banks of West Lake the scenery is more beautiful.
Greg: That's right, the Thang Loi is newer, more spacious and has prettier scenery, but it's farther from the center of town. Public communication in Hanoi is not very good, and because of that it's more convenient to stay at the Thong Nhat. Morever, the food at the Thong Nhat is better.
Sue:

Yeah, maybe I'll stay at the Thong Nhat.   So what hotel in Saigon do you think is
best?
Greg: Saigon has quite a few good hotels.  But I like to stay at the Quoc Te Hotel best.That's the biggest and prettiest hotel in Saigon. 
Sue: But it's also the most expensive, isn't it, Greg?
Greg:

Naturally, but the food and the wine there are the best, and the waitresses
there are the prettiest.
Sue: I'm going to Saigon with my husband: maybe we'll stay at another cheaper hotel.

 

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