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Title: Teaching Plan (U.1 of B.V.NCE)

Teaching Plan (U.1 of B.V.NCE)
  • Love Of Reading

I. Objectives Students will be able to 1.   
grasp the main idea and structure of the
text 2.    understand the value of reading and
learn from the writer one of the best ways in
reading 3. learn a few useful writing techniques
such as using a mixture of long and short
sentences, simple and complex structures, various
openers, as well as the proper deployment of
details 4. master the key language points and
grammatical structures in the text 5. conduct a
series of reading, listening, speaking and
writing activities related to the theme of the
Time Allotment
  • I.Pre-reading tasks
  • A.topics for oral presentation (ppt)
  • Reading Makes A Success
  • The Value Of Reading
  • The Book J Am Most Interested In.
  • . B.Questions and Answers
  •    1. Do you think reading is important in life?
  • why or why not?
  • .  2. Are you an ardent lover of reading? If so,
  • did you develop a passion for reading?
  • .  3. What are favorite books? Why do they appeal
    to you?
  • .  4.Could you name a book or two that greatly
  • influenced your thinking ? Explain briefly.

IV. While-reading tasks 1.Q.    Why does the
writer choose the title One Writers Beginnings
, How about if the title were My Beginnings or
his Writers Beginnings
Cultural Notes
  • Cultural Notes
  • 1. Noah Webster (1758-1843) a US educator and
    author, best known for his American Dictionary of
    the English Language (1828). He also helped to
    establish standard American spelling of English
    with The Elementary Spelling Book (1783). His
    name is now used on many dictionaries published
    by different US companies.

  • 2. Charles Dickens (1812-1870) an English writer
    of novels who combined great writing with the
    ability to write popular stories full of
    interesting characters. His many books are mostly
    about life in Victorian England and often
    describe the harsh conditions in which poor
    people lived. His early novels, which include
    Pickwick Papers and Oliver Twist, were written in
    parts for magazines. His later books include
    David Copperfield, A Tale of Two Cities and Great

  • 3. Walter Scott (1771-1832) a Scottish author
    and poet. Most of his poetry and his historical
    novels are based on the traditions and history of
    Scotland, especially the border region. His most
    famous poems include The Lay of the Last Minstrel
    and The Lady of the Lake, and his best known
    novels include Waverley, Rob Roy and Ivanhoe. All
    were extremely popular during his life and
    influenced many writers in Britain and Europe.

  • 4. Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) a Scottish
    writer of novels. He is best known for his famous
    children's adventure stories Treasure Island and
    Kidnapped, but he also wrote poetry for children
    and the well-known adult psychological novel The
    Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr.Hyde. Because of
    poor health Stevenson went to live on the island
    of Samoa in the Pacific for the last few years of
    his life.

  • 5. Jane Eyre a novel (1847) by Charlotte Bronte.
    Jane Eyre is a private teacher for the daughter
    of Edward Rochester. Jane and Mr Rochester fall
    in love and are about to marry when she discovers
    that he already has a wife, who is mentally ill.
    Years later the lovers meet again and marry,
    although Rochester has by this time been badly
    injured in a fire. The novel is still popular,
    mainly for the contrast in character between Jane
    and Rochester.

  • 6. Trilby a novel written by George Louis
    Palmella Busson Du Maurier (1834-1896), English
    artist and writer, born in Paris. In 1858 he
    began to work as a graphic artist. His
    caricatures for Punch, Once a Week, and The
    Cornhill Magazine, in which he satirized the
    middle and upper classes, are of historical value
    in portraying the fashionable social life of his
    time. He illustrated works by the English
    novelists William Makepeace Thackeray, George
    Meredith, etc.

  • 7. The Woman in White a novel written by
    (William) Wilkie Collins (1824-1889), English
    writer, often regarded as the originator of
    detective fiction. He was born in London.
    Unsuccessful at business and law, he preferred to
    write. In 1851 he began a close association with
    Charles Dickens, with whom he collaborated on the
    novel No Thoroughfare (1867). Collins's mystery
    thriller The Woman in White (1860) and the
    detective story The Moonstone (1868), which first
    appeared in periodicals edited by Dickens, are
    considered masterpieces of their respective

  • 8. Green Mansions a novel written by William
    Henry Hudson who was an English
    novelist,naturalist, and ornithologist. The
    novel's title refers to a forest where the
    protagonist encounters a tiny girl of the woods,
    a figure symbolic of the wilderness's unsullied
    beauty. The book is for-
  • ward-looking in its ecological warning against
    civilization's impact on nature. Both his
    fictionaland nonfictional writings reflect a
    romantic regard for nature and its inhabitants.

  • 9. King Solomon's Mines a book (1885) written by
    Sir H(enry) Rider Haggard (1856-1925),English
    novelist, colonial administrator, and
    agriculturist. Haggard's hero, Allan Quatermain
    who narrates the story in the first person, and
    two other Europeans travel to the remote interior
    of Africa in search of a lost friend. They find
    adventure, mystery, terror, and the legendary
    diamond mines of King Solomon. Haggard apparently
    drew inspiration for his tale from the ancient
    ruins in Zimbabwe.

  • 10. Mark Twain (1835-1910) the leading US
    humorous writer of the 19th century. His real
    name was Samuel Langhorne Clemens. He is best
    known for the novels The Adventures of Tom
    Sawyer(1876) and The Adventures of Huckleberry
    Finn (1885), but he also wrote travel books and
    essays, many of them based on his experiences of
    life on the Mississippi River. His other books
    include the historical novels The Prince and the
    Pauper (1882) and A Connecticut Yankee in King
    Arthur's Court (1889), and Life on the
    Mississippi (1889), an account of his early life.

  • 11. Ring Lardner full name Ringgold Wilmer
    Lardner (1885-1933), American writer and
    humorist, born in Niles, Michigan. From 1907 to
    1919 he was a newspaper columnist and sports
    reporter. He first attracted attention with a
    series of humorous magazine stories about a young
    baseball player, eventually published as You Know
    Me, Al (1916). In Treat 'Era Rough (1918)
  • and The Big Town (1921), Lardner depicted the
    lives of ordinary Americans with satirical humor.

  • 12. Thomas Day (1748-1789) English
    philanthropist and author, born in London. Day
    devoted his inherited fortune to various
    philanthropies, but he is chiefly remembered for
    The History of Sanford and Merton (1783-1789), a
    didactic story for children exemplifying the
    educational theories of French philosopher Jean
    Jacques Rousseau.

  • 13. Grimm the Grimm Brothers, two 19th-century
    German scholars, who were leaders in the study of
    philology and folklore. Their names were Jacob
    Ludwig Karl Grimm (1785-1863) and Wilhelm Karl
    Grimm (1786-1859).
  • The Grimm brothers were attracted to old
    German folktales, which they collected from many
    sources and published as Household Tales (2
    volumes, 1812-1815 trans. 1884). The
    collection, expanded in 1857, is known as Grimm's
    Fairy Tales. The brothers collaborated on
    numerous other works. In 1854 they published the
    first volume of the standard German dictionary,
    which was completed by other scholars in 1954.

  • 14. Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) Danish
    author, whose 150 stories for children such as
    The Ugly Duckling, The Emperor's New Clothes, The
    Snow Queen, The Red Shoes, and The Little Mermaid
    established him as one of the great figures of
    world literature and have been translated into
    more than 80 languages and have inspired plays,
    ballets, films, and works of sculpture and
    painting. Born in Odense, he suffered from
    poverty and neglect during his childhood, and
    when he was 14 years of age he ran away to
    Copenhagen. There he worked for Jonas Collin,
    director of the Royal Theater, until Collin
    raised money to provide him with an education.

  • 15. All Baba in folktale, the hero of "Ali Baba
    and the Forty Thieves" in the collection of
    stories known in English as Arabian Nights.
    According to the story, Ali Baba, a poor
    woodcutter, is gathering wood in the forest when
    a band of thieves approaches. He hides and
    watches them enter a cave that opens when they
    say the words, "Open Sesame." After they depart,
    Ali Baba stands before the cave and gives the
    command to his surprise, the cave opens to
    reveal an enormous supply of gold and treasures.
    Ali Baba packs some of the gold on his donkeys
    and returns home. When his brother Qasim, a rich
    but hard-hearted

  • merchant, discovers Ali Baba's new wealth, he
    demands an explanation. The next day Qasim visits
    the cave and greedily gathers as much treasure as
    he can, but forgets the formula for leaving the
    cave. He is found and killed and the thieves soon
    trace him to Ali Baba. They plan to kill him too,
    but Ali Baba's slave Murganah, discovers and
    foils their scheme. In gratitude, Ali Baba frees
    Murganah and marriesher (in some variants of the
    story, he marries her to his son).

  • 16. Aesop (620?-560? B.C.)" ancient Greek writer
    of fables, who is supposed to have been a freed
    slave from Thrace. His name became attached to a
    collection of beast fables long transmitted
    through oral tradition. The beast fables are part
    of the common culture of the Indo-European
  • peoples and constitute perhaps the most widely
    read collection of fables in world literature.

  • 17. Robin Hood a character in traditional
    British stories, who is said to have lived in
    Sherwood Forest near Nottingham during the rule
    of King Richard I (1189-1199). His companions
    (usually called his Merry Men) included Friar
    Tuck, Little John and Will Scarlet, and his lover
    was Maid
  • Marian. Together they robbed rich people and gave
    money to poor people, and their enemy was the
    Sheriff of Nottingham. There is no evidence that
    Robin Hood ever existed but there are many
    stories about him and many films have been made
    about his adventures. In these he is often shown
    wearing clothes made of a material called Lincoln
    green, and holding a bow.

  • 18. King Arthur (5th or 6th century) a king of
    England who led the Britons in battles against
    the Saxons. There are many stories about King
    Arthur, e.g. that he pulled his sword Excalibur
    from a stone, and that he sat with his knights at
    a Round Table. Nobody knows if the stories are
    true but they are very popular and have been used
    in poems, plays and films.

  • 19. St. George a national saint of England. Many
    people believe he was a Christian martyr (person
    who is killed because of his or her religious
    beliefs) in the third century. According to
    legend, he killed a dragon to save a woman. He is
    often shown in pictures fighting the dragon
  • 20. Joan of Arc Joan of Arc, Saint, in French,
    Jeanne d'Arc (1412-1431), called the Maid
    Orléans, national heroine and patron saint of
    France, who united the nation at a critical hour
    and decisively turned the Hundred Years' War in
    France's favor. Although Joan had united the
    French behind Charles and had put an end to
    English dreams of hegemony over France,

  • Charles opposed any further campaigns against the
    English. Therefore, it was without royal support
    that Joan conducted (1430) a military operation
    against the English at Compiègne, near Paris, She
    was captured by Burgundian soldiers, who sold her
    to their English allies. The English then turned
    her over to an ecclesiastical court at Rouen to
    be tried for heresy and sorcery. After 14 months
    of interrogation, she was accused of wrongdoing
    in wearing masculine dress and of heresy for
    believing she was directly responsible to God
    rather than to the Roman Catholic Church. The
    court condemned her to death. On May 30, 1431,
    Joan was burned at the stake in the Old Market
    Square at Rouen.

  • 21. The Pilgrim's Progress a religious novel
    written between 1678 and 1684 by John Bunyan. It
    is an allegory ( a story in which the characters
    and events are symbols representing other things,
    such as truths, fears and human qualities) about
    a man's journey through life to heaven, The man,
    whose name is Christian, meets many symbolic
    difficulties on the way, including the Slough of
    Despond, Vanity Fair and Giant Despair. He
    finally reaches heaven, and his wife and children
    follow him.

  • 22. Gulliver's Travels a novel (1726) by
    Jonathan Swift in which he attacked the British
    attitude of his time towards religion, science,
    the law, etc., using satire. Samuel Gulliver, an
    English traveler, visits strange lands, including
    Lilliput, where the people are all tiny,
    Brobdingnag, where the people are all giants,
    and the country of the Houyhnlmms and the Yahoos,
    where the horses are wise and the humans are
    stupid and cruel.

  • 23. Walter Crane (1845-1915) an English artist
    and member of the Arts and Crafts Movement. His
    colorful book illustrations had a strong
    influence on the development of children's books.

  • Quotations on Reading

  • I cannot live without books.         Thomas
  • The book to read is not the one which thinks for
    you, but the one which makes you think.         
    James McCosh
  • Outside of a dog a book is man's best.  Inside of
    a dog it's too dark to read.          Groucho

  • A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.
             Chinese Proverb
  • Anyone who has a library and a garden wants for
    nothing.          Cicero
  • Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good
    life.          Mortimer J. Adler

  • He who destroys a good book kills reason itself.
             John Milton
  • Be as careful of the books you read, as of the
    company you keep, for your habits and character
    will be as much influenced by the former as the
    latter. Paxton Hood

  • Except a living man, there is nothing more
    wonderful than a book.          Charles
  • To acquire the habit of reading  is to construct
    for yourself a refuge from almost all of the
    miseries of life.          W. Somerset
  • Never read a book through merely because you have
    begun it.          John Witherspoon

  • A good book is the best of friends, the same
    today and forever.          Martin Tupper
  • Wherever they burn books they will also,  in the
    end, burn human beings.          Heinrich Heine 
  • Books are the quietest and most constant of
    friends they are the most accessible and wisest
    of counsellors,  and the most patient of
    teachers.          Charles W. Eliot

  • A library is a hospital for the mind.         
  • Books are not made for furniture, but there is
    nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a
    house.          Henry Ward Beecher
  • Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the
    body.          Richard Steele
  • I divide all readers into two classes Those who
    read to remember and those who read to forget.
             William Phelps

  • If we encounter a man of rare
  • intellect,  we should ask him what
  • books he reads.          Ralph Waldo
  • In a very real sense, people who have read good
    literature have lived more than people who cannot
    or will not read.          S. I. Hayakawa
  • The more that you read, the more things you
    will know.
  • The more that you learn, the more places
    you'll go.
  • Dr. Seuss

  • Readers may be divided into four classes 1.)
    Sponges, who absorb all that they read and return
    it in nearly the same state, only a little
    dirtied. 2.) Sand-glasses, who retain nothing
    and are content to get through a book for the
    sake of getting through the time. 3.)
    Strain-bags, who retain merely the dregs of what
    they read. 4.) Mogul diamonds, equally rare and
    valuable, who profit by what they read, and
    enable others to profit by it also.         
    Samuel Taylor Coleridge

  • The best effect of any book is that it excites
    the reader to self activity.          Thomas
  • T'is the good reader that makes the good book.
            Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • To acquire the habit of reading is to construct
    for yourself a refuge from almost all the
    miseries of life.         W. Somerset Maugham

  • To read without reflecting is like eating without
    digesting.         Edmund Burke
  • We shouldn't teach great books we should teach a
    love of reading.
  • B. F. Skinner
  • The end of reading is not more books but more
    life.         Holbrook Jackson
  • Prefer knowledge to wealth, for the one is
    transitory, the other perpetual.        

  • Some books are to be tasted, others to be
    swallowed, and some few are to be chewed and
    digested.         Francis Bacon
  • We are drowning in information but starved for
    knowledge.         John Naisbitt
  • Words are the voice of the heart.       
  • We read to know we are not alone.         C.S.

  • The books that help you the most are those which
    make you think the most.         Theodore Parker
  • Knowledge is knowing... or knowing where to find
    out.         Alvin Toffler
  • An investment in knowledge always pays the best
    interest.         Benjamin Franklin
  • Learning is weightless, a treasure you can always
    carry easily.         Chinese Proverb

  • The things I want to know are in books my best
    friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't
    read.         Abraham Lincoln
  • What a school thinks about its library is a
    measure of what it thinks about education.
            Harold Howe, former U.S. Commissioner of

  • 2.The structure of the text
  • Part One Paras 1and 2
  • the main idea Weltys mother read to her when
    she was very young and developed in her a strong
    love for books.
  • presentation Details are presented first and
    then a result is shown( The last 2 sentences of
    the second para. tells us that she developed a
    very strong passion for reading books).

  • Part Two Paras 3 to 11
  • the main idea Weltys parents did all they could
  • to help her start reading on her own, thus
  • stimulating her interest in reading.
  • Presentation Pay attention to para 3 which
    carries the main of this part, that is, the
    purpose of her parentseffort.( Her poor parents
    tried their best or as the writer says in line 70
    They must sacrificed to to choose right books
    to make sure their children could enjoy a good

  • Mini-task
  • a).Q What have your parents done to you to make
    sure you will have a good future?
  • b) Q Would you tell us a very good gift you have
    ever got and why.
  • c).In this part, quite a few books and writers
    are mentioned. T may ask Ss how many or how much
    they have read or known them.
  • d), In this part, the writer, as a child, divided
    the books in her family into 4 categories. Have
    Ss find out what they are. ( they are books for
    the whole family fathers books mothers books
    and the writers own books)

  • Part Three Paras 12 and 13
  • the main idea Reading has enabled Welty to hear
    a voice when reading or writing, which is very
    helpful in her writing career.
  • Presentation In this part, the writer tells what
    she thinks is the best way in reading. Can you
    get it?( It is implied in the topic sentence 1st
    sentence of para 12 Ever since I was first read
    to, then started reading to myself, there has
    never been a line read that I did not hear.
    Thats why the writer says in line
  • 80 that while she read books she located herself
    in these pages.)

  • V. Writing Technique
  • Inversion or shift of part of a sentence for the
    sake of emphasis. Exs
  • 1. that any room in my house, or to be read to
    ( L.1)
  • 2.Here to help us grow up arguing around the
    dining room table were( L.29)
  • 3.In the library inside the bookcase were
  • 4.To both my parents I owe my early acquaintance
    with a beloved Mark Twain ( L.40)
  • 5.    but of him no mention is made on the
    title page of this book (L.47)
  • 6.    Whether I am right to trust so far I dont
    know. ( L.106)
  • 7.    My own words, when I am at work on a
    storythat I hear when I read in books. ( L.109)

  • V. Have Ss paraphrase some sentences
  • 1.It was my ambitionbefore I brought her butter.
    ( L.9)
  • 2. I was ready for them, committed to. ( L20 )
  • 3. But though it must have been something of a
    strain on his salary. ( L.23 )
  • 4. those were the volumes that in time united us
    all, parents and children. ( L.42 )
  • 5.  anger and rescue allotted to the rich and
    the poor respectively. ( L.51 )
  • 6.I live in gratitude to my parents for
    initiating me by way of the alphabet. ( L.92 )
  • 7.Whether I am right to trust so far I dont
    know. (106)

  • VI. Have Ss understand and practice some key and
    active language points
  • A. presentation by teachers
  • 1.tick make light, regularly repeated sounds
    put a small mark against (names, figures, etc.)
    to show that sth. is correct
  • Exs While we waited the taxi's meter kept
    ticking away
  • Tick the sentence that best describes your
  • n.
  • Exs The ticks made us all dose off in such a
    stuffy day.
  • Put a tick in a box next to your answer.

  • 2.rhythm regular successions of weak and strong
    stresses, accents,sounds of movements (in speech,
    music, dancing, etc.)
  • Exs Sleeping pills upset the normal rhythms of
  • Children began to move together to the rhythm of
    the music.
  • in rhythm
  • Ex The young mother was rocking the cradle in
  • 3.churn move sth. energetically in different
  • Exs The fish churned (up) the water when we
    threw into food.
  • The village woman churned the milk until it
    turned into butter.

  • 4.sob draw in breath sharply and
    irregularly from sorrow or pain, esp. while
    crying make a sound like that of sobbing
  • ExsI found her sobbing in the bedroom
    because she'd broken her favorite doll.
  • What can be worse than this? She sobbed.
  • n. act or sound of sobbing
  • Exs I could feel mother controlling her sobs
    from the next room.
  • Her body shook with sobs.
  • 5.read off finish reading ( off in this phrase
    means an arranged event is stopped or given up in
  • Exs The football has been called off this
    afternoon because of snow.
  • His hockey match was rained off ( stopped
    because of rain )

  • 6.carry off to deal successfully with sth.
    difficult to win a prize
  • Ex Exs Its a demanding role, but Im sure
    shell be able to carry it off.
  • At last weeks Oscars, a small number
    of films carried off nearly all the prizes.
  • 7. illiterate (sb.)unable to read or write with
    little or no education
  • Exs Exs It is reported that a surprising
    percentage of the population in the town are
  • They know nothing and they need nothing they
    are completely illiterate.
  • She has to teach a class of illiterates.
  • 8.strain pressure caused by a difficult situation
  • Exs This war will still put a great strain on
    the economy
  • I dont think our relationship can
    stand the strain of another move.
  • All that lifting is putting his back
    under severe strain.
  • v. T try hard to do sth.
  • Exs Exs I strained to hear what they were
  • I could not keep up with him, without
    straining myself.
  • He strained his eyes (tried very hard to
    see ) in the dim light.

  • 9.order/send away for write to a person or an
    organization asking them to send sth. to you
  • Exs Ive sent away for details of their
    holiday packages.
  • Some are used to ordering away for what
    they need online.
  • 10. sink into indulge in, be absorbed into
  • Exs As the months went by, he sank into a
    deep depression.
  • She was furious with her boss and sank into
    fantasies of revenge.
  • 11 11.elope (of a woman) run away from home
    with a lover, usually to get married
  • Exs Asher parents didn't allow her to
    get married, she decided to elope with her
  • It turned out that she eloped with her tutor.
  • 12. discourse communicate in speeches or writing
  • Exs Civilized discourse between the
    two countries has become impossible.
  • We rarely entered into discourse
    about anything more interesting than the weather.

  • 13. respectively separately or in turn, and in
    the order mentioned
  • Exs In the 200 meters, Lily and Sarah came first
    and third respectively (Lily won the race and
    Sarah was third).
  • Their sons, Henry and Ben, were three and six
  • 14. moral that which a story, event or
    experience teaches (followed by of/to) standards
    of behavior, principles of right and wrong (used
    in plural)
  • Exs The moral of / to the story is that
    honesty is always the
  • best policy.
  • Most of the Chinese fables carry some
  • It is certainly not true that all young
    people have no morals.
  • adj. concerning principles of right and wrong
    good and virtuous
  • Ex Those who campaign against the death penalty
    believe they are on a moral crusade.

  • 15.engrave cut or carve (lines, words, designs,
    etc.) on a hard surface impress deeply (on the
    memory or mind)
  • Exs Terrible memory was engraved on her mind.
  • He engraved the silver plate with the date they
    married on.
  • Some tourists like to engrave their names on
    trees or something in a new place
  • 16. tatter in very bad condition because parts
    oe it have been torn
  • Exs The broken photo is just a symbol of my torn
    and tattered past.
  • n. The strong wind has blown our flags into
  • 17. lay in obtain or store
  • Exs Wed better lay in plenty of food in case
    were cut off when it snows.

  • 18. legend old story handed down from the
    past, esp. one of doubtful truth famous person
  • Exs Have you read the legend of King Arthur and
    the Knights of the Round Table?
  • Legend has it that he always wore his boots in
  • She was a legend in her own lifetime.
  • 19. flank place at the side of or on either side
  • Exs The altar was flanked by two Christmas
  • We could see him taking a walk in the prison
    grounds sometimes, flanked by two guards.
  • n
  • Exs A small group of houses clings to the
    eastern flank of the mountain.
  • They decided to attack the enemy's exposed right

  • 20. go through fire and water face great
    hardship and danger
  • Exs Doctors and nurses went through fire
    and water
  • to save SARS patients
  • The police went through fire and water to
    secure the
  • local people.
  • 21 measure a way of judging
  • Ex Tests are not an accurate measure of
  • 22. initiate give (sb.) elementary instruction
    (used in the patterninitiate sb. into) set
    (sth.) working
  • Exs The teacher initiated his students into
    the study of
  • the traffic problem of the city.
  • The government has recently initiated a
    massive new house-building program.

  • 23. via, through
  • Exs He contacted me by way of email.
  • Why don't you travel to London by way of Paris?
  • 24. inward deep in mind or soul situated
    within, inner
  • Exs He never revealed his inward
  • His latest CD gives us a thoughtful and inward
  • interpretation of the music.the inward organs of
  • the human body
  • 25. reside live be present
  • Exs All full time students must reside in
    university halls of residence.
  • The power to sack employees resides in the Board
    of Directors.

  • B. presentation by students find the
    definitions of the following and demonstrate
    their correct usages in class
  •  1.  give sb. no peace 2. ambition
  • 3. expressive 4. all the while
  • 5. stay on 6. allot 7.illustration
  • 8. not hold a candle to
  • 9. in gratitude to 10. by way of

  • VII. Post- reading tasks
  • 1. Have Ss do some after-text exercises
  • 2.Check on Ss home reading of Text B
  • 3.Guide Ss through Reading Strategy
  • 4.Have Ss role-play based on the following
  • Directions Read following story and have Ss
    solve the puzzle
  • Who Is The Most Intelligent Candidate?

  • The story
  • The residents of the village are going to make a
  • important decision, which will affect their
    future greatly. The
  • head of their village, a wise old man, is to
    retire soon. In the past
  • 50 years, his management has helped the
    residents enjoy an
  • above-the-average life. Their residence is like
    a garden and
  • every family has a 2-storied house. No one is
    worried about
  • food and clothing and every school-age child is
    having a merry
  • school life. Now they are anxious to get a
    person to take the position
  • and this man should be, if not wiser, as
    intelligent as the old head.
  • Three young men are now under consideration, but
    who is the best
  • ? 3 days ago, the village council decided to
    assign each of the three
  • 100, and asked them to bring back whatever they
    think the
  • most useful for the future development of the
    village. Today they

  • have come back with their best choice. All the
    residents are assembled
  • at the village hall. They will hear the three
    candidates reasons for their
  • choices and make their final decision.
  • participants and tasks
  • Three students are supposed to be candidates
    A,B, and C. Other students, hearing their reasons
    .will decide on the best candidate.
  • Cand. A Ive got a design of a new model. Im
  • Cand. B Ive bought some seeds of a new breed
    of . I have
  • confidence that with them,
  • Cand. C Ive brought back some newly published
    books on.
  • With the instructions and experiences we get from
    them, I firmly believe that.
  • Residents A,B,C,D,

  •   5.   Writing task
  • Directions For this part, you are required to
    write a composition of no less than 150 words on
    the topic The Importance of Literature Reading
    It should be finished in no more than 30 minutes.
    The composition must be based on the following
    outline given in Chinese.
  •  1.????????????????
  • 2.???????????????????
  • 3.????????

  • 1.        Have Ss to prepare for the next unit
  • a.      preview Text A of Unit 2
  • b.  suggested topics (ppt) of Oral Presentation
    for Text A of Unit 2
  • ? Eat For Good Health
  • ? The List Of Most Suitable Food For
  • ? My Reasons (Not) To Go Veggie
  • __________________________________________________

Practice on
  • Section A
  • Directions From the four choices given under
    each sentence, choose the ONE that is closest in
    meaning to the underlined word or expression.
  • 1.       Youll give your wife no peace until you
    tell her the truth.
  • A)     Your wife will not live a quiet life
  • B)      You and your wife will not live in peace
  • C)      Your wife will be kept in dark
  • D)      Your wife will be kept anxious
  • 2.       With her great voice and expressive
    features, she would have made a good actress.
  • A)     a face showing a lot of feeling,
  • B)      a face telling audience a lot of stories,
  • C)      eyes full of emotions,
  • D)      eyes full of affection,
  • 3.       There was me thinking you were out and
    you were upstairs asleep in bed all the while.
  • A) such a long time B) all the time
  • C) so soon D) all through

  • 4.  Being a politician can put an enormous amount
    of strain on ones family.
  • A) trouble B) stress C) preoccupation D)
  • 5.  My parents believe that I should go to a
    first-rate college to study so they tried every
    means to work and save money for the future.
  • A)     to buy me into the best college.
  • B)      to buy various books for my future.
  • C)      so that in future I need not work
  • D)      so that I can have a good future
  • 6.The system was introduced to save money.
    Consideration was made secondarily for any
    benefit to the public.
  • A)     Benefit to the public was to be
    considered later.
  • B)      Second consideration would be made by
  • C)      Any other benefit should come after
    that to public.
  • D)      Public interests were considered of
    minor importance.

  • 7.    The names of the 58000 American military
    personnel who died in Vietnam are carved on the
    Vietnam Veteran Memorial in Washington.
  • A) incised B) engraved C) printed D)
  • 8 8.   When I read novels, I always locate
    myself in the very places, walking through
    streets or along rivers, talking with people and
    experiencing their life, etc.
  • A) imagine B) illuminate C)
    believe D)comprehend
  • 9. The pop music of today cant hold a candle to
    the great songs of the 60s and 70s.
  • A)     cant exceed
  • B)      cant be appreciative to people of 60s
    and 70s
  • C)      cant be compared to
  • D)      cant enlighten us on
  • 10.   At the age of thirteen, Harry was initiated
    into the art of golf by his father
  • A)started B) informed C) lessoned D)

  • 11. He swore that, come what may, he would never
    let her know what he was doing for her sake.
  • A) whether she came or not B) whatever he was
  • C) whoever comes D) whatever happens
  • 12. She was furious with her boss and indulged in
    rapturous fantasies of revenge.
  • A) drank in B) fell into C) downed in D)
    sank into
  • 13.They were waiting to strike at the flank of
    Napoleons army.
  • A) side B) back C) front D) rear
  • 14. By the time they arrived at the house shed
    worked herself up into a real state.
  • A) excited herself B) raised herself
  • C) triggered herself D) passionated
  • 15.  The book is full of illuminating details on
    the causes of the war.
  • A) enlightening B) lightening C) conspicuous D)

  • Section B
  • Directions For each of the following sentences
    there are four choices marked a, b, c and d.
    Choose the ONE answer that best completes the
  • 16.  Hurry up and you might catch them in the
    ______ of their tea.
  • A) time B) middle C) occasion D) event
  • 17.   The university has already ______ honorary
    degrees on several successive politicians and
  • A) conferred B) allocated C) rewarded D)
  • 18.  This is the only newspaper that insistently
    ______ the right of teenagers to have their say.
  • A) conflicted B) championed C) combated D)
  • 19. As a teacher, you could expect to be paid
    ______ between 50,000 to 80,000.
  • A) somewhere B) anywhere C) something D)
  • 20.  He ______ through four or five newspapers,
    trying to find the article.
  • A) worked B) went C) flipped D) riffled

  • 21.  They were so ______ with what they were
    doing that they didnt hear me come in.
  • A) engrossed B) fascinated C) willed D)
  • 22.The symptoms of the rare disease include a
    _____ for sweet foods.
  • A) craze B) craving C) crawl D) crane
  • 23.  Her talent might have lain ______ had it not
    been for her aunts encouragement.
  • A) intact B) lifeless D) inactive D)
  • 24.   She was lulled to sleep by the gentle
    ______ of the boat in the water.
  • A) movement B) rhythm, C) note D) rock
  • 25.  The wife was given specific instructions on
    how to cope with conceivable problem that might
    ______ during his absence.
  • A) come up B) pick up
  • C) come out D) pick out

  • 26.. Although she had only rehearsed the part a
    few times, she ______ it off beyond all
  • A) gave B) presented C) carried D)
  • 27.The soldier found himself ______ a hero when
    he returned to his village.
  • A) somehow like B) someway as
  • C) something of D) somewhat of
  • 28.  Its very important to play the game ______
    and not make trouble for anyone.
  • A) in the right spirit B) by great emotions
  • C) with a good heart D) on the correct
  • 29.       The prisoners were kept on ______
    allowance of food and insufficient time for
  • A) few B) little C) short D) thin
  • 30.  Those who campaign against the death penalty
    believe they are on a ______ crusade.
  • A) secondary B) ambitious C) legendary D)

  • 31. Voters in three states were given the
    opportunity to make English the language of
    official ______ in those states.
  • A) interlocutor B) discourse
  • C) encyclopedia D) cricket
  • 32.For many ______ people, television is the one
    means of getting news.
  • A) illegible B) illiterate C) illegitimate D)
  • 33. He ______ working in the office with long
    tours overseas.
  • A) alternated B) ticked C) flanked D)
  • 34.  David wasnt able to finish the task within
    the ______ time.
  • A) donated B) allotted
  • C) distributed D) subscribed
  • 35.   I got a few ______ of paint on the window
    when I was painting the frames.
  • A) flecks B) freaks C) flasks D) freckles

  • 36.    His success was in some ______ due to his
    being in the right place at the right time.
  • A) degree B) extent C) measure D) scale
  • 37. Over the 8 years, Chinese people went through
    ______ to defeat the Japanese aggressors.
  • A) thick and thin B) mountain and
  • C) a thousand and one way D) fire and water
  • 38. He did everything he could to restore his
    ______ reputation but to little avail.
  • A) tattered B) tattooed C)
    tethered D) terrace
  • 39. He was the star at the party he entertained
    us by reciting his poems with beautiful ______.
  • A) cadences B) rhythms C) beats D)
  • 40. The rugs are still produced, but they are a
    little too ______ for western tastes.
  • A) expressive B) garish C) innocuous D)

  • 41.  Obviously you came here intending to _____
    in America and you will need a work visa.
  • A) reprimand B) resettle
  • C) reprieve D) reside
  • 42.   Low earners will pay only half the charge
    but high earners will have to pay full ______.
  • A) mark B) price
  • C) whack D) cost
  • 43. She came out with some ______story about not
    having enough money to go and see her father who
    was seriously ill.
  • A) weeping B) saddened
  • C) sobbing D) tragic
  • 44.The need for secrecy is ______ to the need to
    take immediate action.
  • A) superior B) secondary
  • C) superb D) priority
  • 45.In her speech she presented a(an) ______
    argument for increasing taxes.
  • A) authoritative B) sedative
  • C) influential D) potent

  • 46.   When animals have more food, they generally
    ______ faster.
  • A) multiply B) intensity C) expand D)
  • 47. They showed great ______ for the cause of
    helping deprived children.
  • A) ardent B) ardor C) arbiter D) arbor
  • 48.    The Home Office must weed out ______ from
    such highly sensitive jobs.
  • A) proponents B) guerillas C)
    subversives D) rebels
  • 49.       They ______ in (at/over) their victory
    after so many years of hardships and
  • A) overjoyed B) gloated C) elated D)
  • 50.   He had an actors typically ______
    features, which enabled him to act roles of
  • different backgrounds.
  • A) malleable B) changeable C)
    conceivable D) manageable
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