Week 5                                                           Period 15






Act.1. (1.p19.textbook): Look at the picture, do you know anything about acupuncture?

(Ss’ answers can vary.)

E.g. Acupuncture is a traditional medical treatment which is widely used in Asian countries such as China and Vietnam.


Act.2. (2.p19.textbook): Read the passage below. Choose the three most interesting things you learnt about acupuncture from the passage.

(Ss’ answers can vary.)


+ It’s one of the oldest medical treatment in the world.

+ It can ease pain and treat from simple to complicated ailments.

+ There are more than 2000 acu-points where hair-thin needles are placed.

+ It is considered to be very safe.

+ It is used  as a reliable alternative to modern medicine by a lot of people.

+ an estimated 8.2 million American adults have tried acupuncture.


Act.3. Read the text and decide whether the statements are True (T) or False (F).

1. Acupuncture originated in China more than 3,500 years ago.

2. Acupuncture can treat from simple to complicated ailments according to scientific studies.

3. Originally, there were 365 pressure points.

4. Inner body parts can be touched by needles if there isn’t enough care.

5. Acupuncture is for everyone because of its general safe.


KEY:   1. F     3,500 à 2,500

            2. T

            3. T

            4. T

            5. F     is à isn’t, because of à despite


Act.4. (4.p19.textbook): Read the text again and answer the questions.

1. (It’s) promoting harmony between humans and the world around them and a balance between yin and yang.

2. It is believed to promote the body’s natural healing capabilities and enhance its functions.

3. There are more than 2000 nowadays.

4. They are soreness, slight bleeding, or discomfort.

5. Those who have electrical or electronic medical device inside them.

6. Acupuncture is considered as a reliable alternative to modern medicine.      


Act.5. (5.p19.textbook):  Do you know any other alternative therapies like yoga, acupressure, head massage or aromatherapy? Share information.

(Ss’ answers can vary.)


+ Yoga consists of light or medium physical exercise which helps to enhance your strength and healing capacities.

+ Like acupuncture, Acupressure affects your acupoints. However, It's considered to be safer. It helps to release/ease pressure, stress and tiredness

+ Head massage helps to release pressure, stress and tiredness, helps blood to circulate better.

+ The aromatherapy use fragrance to make us feel comfortable, it helps us to reduce stress.


+ Write a short paragraph (about 80 words) about the impact on humans of acupuncture.

+ Find further information about other alternative therapies loke yoga, acupressure, head massage or aromatherapy.

+ Do exercises 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5/ page 21 – textbook (Lesson: Listening).



* Words and phrases:

+ muscle (n) /ˈmʌsl/: a piece of body tissue that you contract or relax in order to move a particular part of the body (cơ bắp)

+ grain (n) /ɡreɪn/: the small hard seeds of food plants such as wheat, rice, etc. (hạt, ngũ cốc)

à whole grains (n.phr.)   /həʊl ɡreɪnz/: (ngũ cốc nguyên hạt, hạt còn nguyên)

à refined grains (n.phr.) /rɪˈfaɪnd ɡreɪnz/: (hạt/ ngũ cốc đã tinh chế)

+ poultry (n) /ˈpəʊltri/: chickens, ducks and geese, kept for their meat or eggs.  (gia cầm)

+ fibre (n) /ˈfaɪbə(r)/: the part of food that helps to keep a person healthy by keeping the bowels working and moving other food quickly through the body         (chất xơ)

+ meet one’s need (v.phr.) /miːt wʌnz niːd /:                         (đáp ứng nhu cầu…)

+ The Healthy Eating Pyramid = The Food Pyramid = The Pyramid (n.phr.): (tháp dinh dưỡng)

/ ðə  ˈhelθi ˈiːtɪŋ ˈpɪrəmɪd /                                      

*  Listening file: https://vietjack.com/tieng-anh-10-moi/unit-2-listening.jsp

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