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Title: Learning about language


1
Pre-reading
2
  • Before you read, discuss what people usually
    do on April Fools day. Do you know any of the
    funny tricks people play on each other?

3
  • April Fools day is a day when people play
    jokes on each other. On this day you will often
    see strange and interesting finds, scientific
    results or astronomical findings that are put
    there to mislead the public.

4
  • The newspaper feels happy if a large number of
    people believe what is written. Sometimes
    particularly good stories get into the evening
    news on BBC.

5
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  • ??4?1?,??????????????????
  • ?????????1564?,????????????????(????????
    ), ?1?1??????????????????????,??????????4?1?????

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  • ??, ????????????????????????????????4?1?????????,?
    ??????????????????????????????????????4?1?????
    ?,??????????18???, ?????????,?????????????????

7
  • ??????????????????, ????????????????????????,
    ?????????????????????, ??????????????????????????
    ?????????, ??????????????????????????????, ??????

8
  • ???????????, ??????????????????????,????????,
    ?????????????????(?)?????(??)?????,
    ?????????????, ???????
  • ????????????????????????!

9
  • Now read the passage on page 59 about the
    Noodle harvest which is remembered as one of
    the Best April Fools jokes ever!

10
AN APRIL FOOL'S JOKE THE NOODLE HARVEST
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  • Read the passage and fill in the chart below.

Name of the programme
Its usual content
The particular content on April 1st, 1957
Peoples reactions
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Name of the programme Panorama
Its usual content Examination of serious problems and progress all over the world
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The particular content on April 1st, 1957 Story about the excellent noodle harvest in Switzerland
Peoples reactions Thay believed it and even ring the BBC to find out how to grow a noodle tree!
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Answer the following questions.
  • 1. What do children usually do on April Fools
    Day?

Children enjoy playing jokes on each other. When
they fool someone they say April Fool to
them. The most common kind of joke is to say
something like Your dress is hanging down at the
back. When you turn round they say April Fool.
15

2. Why did people believe the programme Panorama?
People believed the programme Panorama because it
was always serious and known for its factual
correctness.
16
  • 3. Do you think the advice that the BBC gave
    people who asked how to grow noodle trees was
    serous? Give a reason.

The advice the BBC gave to people wanting to grow
their own noodle tree could not be serious as no
tree could be grown in this way.
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  • 4. What would you do to find out whether a story
    like this was true?

If I was not sure if a story was true or not, I
would go to the library to check the facts in an
encyclopedia or go on the Internet.
18
Revision
  • -ing???????????
  • Translate the following sentences into
    Chinese.
  • 1. Talking to him is talking to a wall.
  • ???????????
  • 2. Smoking may cause cancer.
  • ??????

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  • 3. Walking is my sole exercise.
  • ??????????
  • 4. Talking mends no holes.
  • (?)???????
  • 5. I suggest bringing the meeting to
  • an end.
  • ????????

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  • 6. He admitted taking the money.
  • ?????????
  • 7. I couldnt help laughing.
  • ?????????
  • 8. Your coat needs brushing.
  • ??????????

21
-ing ?????, ???????? ???
  • ??-ing?????
  • 1. ?????-ing???????????????,???????????????,???
    ??????????????
  • building materials
  • materials for building ????

22
  • drinking water
  • water for drinking ???
  • a walking stick
  • a stick for walking ??
  • a reading room
  • a room for reading ???
  • a writing desk
  • a desk for writing ???

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  • tiring music
  • music that is tiring ?????
  • a surprising result
  • a result that is surprising
  • ???????
  • 2. -ing????????, ??????????,
    ?????????????????

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  • They lived in a room facing the street.
  • They lived in a room that faces the street.
  • ?????????????
  • The man standing there is Peters father.
  • The man who is standing there is Peters
    father.
  • ???????????????

25
  • Anybody swimming in this river will be fined.
  • Anybody who is swimming in this river will
    be fined.
  • ???????????????????

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  • 3. -ing??????????????,?????????????,??,????????
    ???????
  • His brother, working as a teacher, lives
    in Beijing.
  • His brother, who is working as a teacher,
    lives in Beijing.
  • ??????????????

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  • ??-ing????????
  • 1. 1) ??-ing???????????????,???????????????,???
    ??????????
  • When we returned to the school, we found a
    stranger standing at the entrance.
  • ????????, ?????????????

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  • We found the snake eating the eggs.
  • ???????????
  • I found a bag lying on the ground.
  • ????????????
  • The boss kept the workers working the
    whole night.
  • ????????????

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  • 2)???????????, ???????????-ing?????????????
  • They found the result very satisfying.
  • The result is found very satisfying.
  • ??????????

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  • They heard him singing in the next room.
  • He was heard singing in the next room.
  • ?????????????
  • We mustnt keep them waiting.
  • They mustnt be kept waiting.
  • ?????????

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  • 2. ??-ing?????????????
  • 1) ????????????,????see, hear, feel,
    smell, find, notice, observe, look at, listen
    to???
  • We saw a light burning in the window.
  • I felt somebody patting me on the
    shoulder.

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  • Can you smell anything burning?
  • As he spoke, he observed everybody looking
    at him curiously.
  • Listen to the birds singing.
  • I didnt notice him waiting.
  • 2) ?????????,????have, set, keep, get, catch,
    leave???

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  • I wont have you doing that.
  • This set me thinking.
  • Im sorry to have kept you waiting.
  • I cant get the clock going again.
  • You wont catch me doing that again.
  • ???,??????????

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  • 3. see, hear, feel, watch??????-ing???????????????
    ??
  • We passed by the classmates and
  • saw the teacher making the experiment.
  • ??????,?????????
  • (??????????,????
  • ?????)

? ??????????,???? (???)??????????????
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  • We sat an hour and watched the teacher
    make the experiment.
  • ????????,???????
  • (???????????????)
  • ? ?????????????,?????????????, ?-ing??
  • ?????????
  • We heard the door slam.
  • We heard the door slamming.

(????)
(????)
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  • ??-ing?????
  • -ing?????????????,???????????,????????????
    ????
  • Her hobby is painting.
  • ??????????
  • My job is looking after the children.
  • ?????????????

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  • 2. Tell Mary that theres someone ____ for her
    at the door.
  • A. waiting B. waited
  • C. waits D. to wait

3. The _______ waiter came up to us and said,
You are welcome. A. smiling B. smiled
C. smile D. to smile
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  • ? A?B?C?D ?????,???
  • ????????????
  • Dont leave the water _______ while
  • you brush your teeth.
  • A. run B. running
  • C. being run D. to run

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  • 4. A phone call sent him _______ to the
    hospital.
  • A. hurry B. hurrying
  • C. to hurry D. hurried

5. Do you know the boy _______ under the big
tree? A. lay B. lain
C. laying D. lying
40
  • 6. There are lots of places of interest
    _______ in our city.
  •   A. needs repairing
  • B. needing repaired
  •   C. needed repairing
  • D. needing to be repaired

41
  • 7. The drunken husband knocked against the table
    and sent the bowls _______ in all directions
    before he was sent _______ by his wife.
  •   A. flying to sleep
  • B. flying sleeping
  • C. to fly to sleeping
  • D. to fly to sleep

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  • 8. When we got back from the cinema, we found
    the lamp _______ but the door _______.
  • A. being on shut
  • B. burning shutting
  • C. burning shut
  • D. on shutting

43
  • 9. As is known to us all, traveling is _____,
    but we often feel _____ when we are back from
    travels.
  •   A. interesting tired
  • B. interested tiring
  • C. interesting tiring
  • D. interested tired

44
  • 10. The woman found it no good _____ her
    daughter too much money.
  • A. giving B. being given
  • C. given D. gave

11. As the stone was too heavy to move, I left it
_____on the ground.   A. laying
B. lay C. lying D. lain
45
  • 12. Johns bad habit is _____ without thorough
    understanding.
  •   A. read B. being read
  • C. to be read D. reading

46
  • Please read the sentences carefully,
    trying to pick out the errors and then correct
    them.
  • 1. I am looking forward to visit Charlie
    Chaplin Museum in Switzerland next week.

visiting
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  • 2. Many people still enjoy seeing Charlie
    Chaplins silent films.
  • 3. That cartoon picture shows Charlie Chaplin
    watch himself watching in a movie.
  • 4. Charlies nonverbal humor often makes
    people bursting with laughter.

v
watching
burst
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  • 5. We are all fond of Charlies early films,
    which we think are more interested.
  • 6. I missed to see the beginning of the film
    City Lights the other day.
  • 7. I wouldnt mind to see The Gold Rush again
    with you tonight.

interesting
seeing
seeing
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????
  • 1.The wild flowers looked like a soft orange
    blanket _____ the desert.
  • (2006? ???) A.
    covering   
  • B. covered         
  •   C. cover             
  • D. to cover

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  • 2.Dont respond to any e-mails ____
  •    personal information, no matter how official
    they look.
  • (2006? ???) A.
    searching    
  • B. asking        
  • C. requesting       
  • D. questioning

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  • 3. The glass doors have taken the place of the
    wooden ones at the entrance, ______ in the
    natural light during the day.
  • (2007? ???)
  • A. to let
  • B. letting
  • C. let
  • D. having let

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  • 4. I smell something ____ in the kitchen. Can I
    call you back
  • in a minute? (2007? ???I)
  • A. burning
  • B. burnt
  • C. being burnt
  • D. to be burnt

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Exercises
  • Point out the usage of the ing form.
  • 1. Do you find it funny to see someone sliding
    on a banana skin, bumping into someone else round
    a corner, or falling down a hole in the road?
  • sliding, bumping, falling
  • ??????

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  • 2. He became famous for using a particular
    form of acting, including mime and farce.
  • using ???for???
  • including???

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  • 3. But he was lived by all who watched the
    films for his determination in overcoming
    difficulties and being kind even when people were
    unkind to him.
  • overcoming?????

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  • 4. That was the problem facing Charlie Chaplin
    in one of his most famous films.
  • facing ???
  • 5. He loved it by using nonverbal humor.
  • using ?????

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  • 6. Their job is panning for gold.
  • panning ???
  • 7. Finally he tries cutting and eating
  • the bottom of the shoe.
  • cutting, eating ???
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