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- Lesson 0: Get ready for your course
- Lesson 1R: Thành phố thân thiện nhất thế giới
- Lesson 1P: Pronunciation
- Lesson 1V: Vocabulary Review
- Lesson 1W: Writing at its easiest
- Lesson 1S: Speaking
- Lesson 2R: Đất nước hạnh phúc nhất thế giới
- Lesson 2V: Vocabulary Review
- Lesson 2P: Prounciation
- Lesson 2S: Thực hành Speaking
- Lesson 2W: Writing at its easiest
- Lesson 3R: Cuộc cách mạng điện tử
- Lesson 3P: Pronunciation
- Lesson 3V: Vocabulary Review
- Lesson 3W: Writing at its easiest
- Lesson 3S: Speaking
- Lesson 4R: Tắc nghẽn giao thông
- Lesson 4P: Pronunciation Practice
- Lesson 4V: Vocabulary Review
- Lesson 4W: Đoạn văn Discussion (problems)
- Lesson 4L- Listening & Repeat
- Lesson 4S: Speaking
- Lesson 5R: Các bài đọc tăng từ vựng
- Lesson 5P: Pronunciation
- Lesson 5V: Vocabulary Review
- Lesson 5W: Writing at its easiest
- Lesson 5L: Listening & Repeat
- Lesson 6R: Cá voi phá kỷ lục di cư
- Lesson 6V: Vocabulary Review
- Lesson 6W: How to write about Solutions
- Lesson 7R: Vấn đề rác thải
- Lesson 7P: Pronunciation-Optional
- Lesson 7V: Vocabulary Review
- Lesson 7S: Speaking
- Lesson 7W: Lưu ý khi viết về giải pháp
- Lesson 8R: Tạo ra một sự thay đổi
- Lesson 8V: Vocabulary Review
- Lesson 8W: Viết về nguyên nhân
- Lesson 9R: Ngày không mua sắm
- Lesson 9V: Vocabulary Review
- Lesson 9W: Writing at its easiest
- Lesson 9S: Speaking Practice
- Lesson 10R: Environment- Here today, gone tomorrow
- Lesson 10P: Pronunciation-Optional
- Lesson 10V: Vocabulary Review
- Lesson 10S: Speaking Practice
- Lesson 10W: Writing at its easiest
- Lesson 11R: The burden of thirst
- Lesson 11P: Pronunciation-Optional
- Lesson 11V: Vocabulary Review
- Lesson 11S: Speaking
- Lesson 12R: The Pompidou Centre
- Lesson 12P: Pronunciation-Optional
- Lesson 12V: Vocabulary Review
- Lesson 12S: Speaking
- Lesson 13R: Tourism- White mountain, green tourism
- Lesson 13P: Pronunciation-Optional
- Lesson 13V: Vocabulary Review
- Lesson 13W: A new level of Writing
- Lesson 14: Technology- Reading in a whole new way
- Lesson 14P: Pronunciation-Optional
- Lesson 14V: Vocabulary Review
- Info: Speaking Focus- Offline or online practice with tutors
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Lesson 11P: Pronunciation-Optional
Đọc thành tiếng 1-2 đoạn của văn bản:
Millions of women carry water long distances. If they had a tap by their door, whole societies would be transformed.
Aylito Binayo’s feet know the mountain. Even at four in the morning, she can run down the rocks to the river by starlight alone and climb the steep mountain back up to her village with a container of water on her back. She has made this journey three times a day since she was a small child.
So has every other woman in her village of Foro, in the Konso district of south-western Ethiopia in Africa. Binayo left school when she was eight years old, in part because she had to help her mother fetch water from the Toiro River. The water is unsafe to drink; every year that the drought continues, the river carries less water, and its flow is reduced. But it is the only water Foro has ever had.
In developed parts of the world, people turn on a tap and out pours abundant, clean water. Yet nearly 900 million people in the world have no access to clean water. Furthermore, 2.5 billion people have no safe way to get rid of human waste. Polluted water and lack of proper hygiene cause disease and kill 3.3 million people around the world annually, most of them children. In southern Ethiopia and in northern Kenya, a lack of rain over the past few years has made even dirty water hard to find. But soon, for the first time, things are going to change.
Bringing clean water close to villagers’ homes is the key to the problem. Communities, where clean water becomes accessible and plentiful, are transformed. All the hours previously spent hauling water can be used to cultivate more crops, raise more animals or even start a business. Families spend less time sick or caring for family members who are unwell. Most importantly, not having to collect water means girls can go to school and get jobs. The need to fetch water for the family, or to take care of younger siblings while their mother goes, usually prevents them ever having this experience.
But the challenges of bringing water to remote villages like those in Konso are overwhelming. Locating water underground and then reaching it by means of deep wells requires geological expertise and expensive, heavy machines. Abandoned wells and water projects litter the villages of Konso. In similar villages around the developing world, the biggest problem with water schemes is that about half of them break down soon after the groups that built them move on. Sometimes technology is used that can’t be repaired locally, or spare parts are available only in the capital.
Today, a UK-based international non-profit organization called WaterAid is tackling the job of bringing water to the most remote villages of Konso. Their approach combines technologies proven to last – such as building a sand dam to capture and filter rainwater that would otherwise drain away. But the real innovation is that WaterAid believes technology is only part of the solution. Just as important is involving the local community in designing, building and maintaining new water projects. Before beginning any project, WaterAid asks the community to create a WASH (water, sanitation, hygiene) committee of seven people. The committee works with WaterAid to plan projects and involve the village in construction. Then it maintains and runs the project.
The people of Konso, who grow their crops on terraces they have dug into the sides of mountains, are famous for hard work. In the village of Orbesho, residents even constructed a road themselves so that drilling machinery could come in. Last summer, their pump, installed by the river, was being motorized to push its water to a newly built reservoir on top of a nearby mountain. From there, gravity will carry it down in pipes to villages on the other side of the mountain. Residents of those villages have each given some money to help fund the project. They have made concrete and collected stones for the structures. Now they are digging trenches to lay pipes. If all goes well, Aylito Binayo will have a tap with safe water just a three-minute walk from her front door.
*adapted from National Geographic magazine