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Title: Unit 2 Fruitful Questions


1
Unit 2 Fruitful Questions
  • James describes how his childrens ability to see
    things in fresh ways opened his own eyes to the
    nature of creative thinking.

2
Unit 2 Fruitful Questions
  • 1. Useful Expressions
  • 2. Text Interpretation
  • 3. Word Family
  • 4. Sentence Structure
  • 5. Translation Practice
  • 6. Reading Skill
  • 7. Guided Writing
  • 8. Homework

3
Useful Expressions
  • A fruitful novelist
  • ??????
  • automatic focus
  • ????
  • received version
  • ????
  • ??, ???
  • Open sesame
  • ????
  • Strawberry mark
  • ??
  • Pure gold
  • ???
  • Salad oil

4
Useful Expressions
  • ???
  • Definite article
  • ?????
  • Adjust oneself to
  • ??
  • Mild fire
  • ??,??
  • Picture frame
  • ??????
  • Invent an excuse
  • Work the night shift
  • ???
  • A reminder letter
  • ??

5
Useful Expressions
  • ???
  • Evolution theory
  • DVD
  • Digital video disc
  • ???
  • Data base
  • Get nowhere
  • ???
  • ?????
  • Shattered hope
  • ????
  • Vaccinated against
  • ????
  • Linear thinking

6
  • Text Interpretation
  1. Warm-up questions
  2. Global analysis
  3. Detailed reading
  4. Picture talk
  5. Inspiring quotations

7
1. Warm-up questions
  • Punny riddles
  • 1) Who always drives his customers away?
  • 2) What clothing is always sad?
  • 3) Who is closer to you, your mom or your dad?
  • 4) What stays hot even if put in a fridge?
  • 5) Why is it useless to send a letter to
    Washington?
  • 6) Why do some old people never use glasses?
  • Content questions (32)

8
2. Global analysis
  • ? What type is the text?
  • A narration
  • B description
  • C exposition
  • D argumentation

??? a movie ??? a picture ??? a lecture ??? a
debate
? What pattern is the text organized in? A
problem-solution B cause-effect C
general-specific D time / sequence
??-?? ?? ?-? ?? / ??
9
2. Global analysis
  • ? Main ideas of paragraphs








No.
Paras
Main ideas
1
The gist of the text
1
2
2-5
The story itself
3
6-8
Three more examples of paradigm shifts
Schooling as a reminder of linear thinking
4
9-10
Paradigm shifts as the way out
11-2
5
The call for creative thinking
13
6
10
2. Global analysis
  • Discussion
  • To what extent do you agree or disagree
    with this statement that formal examination is
    out of date?



Group 1 (For)
Group 2 (Against)
  1. much pressure
  2. unfavorable to students creativity
  3. unhealthy competition
  4. psychological problems
  5. high marks / poor ability
  1. unified authoritative method
  2. fair and scientific
  3. a long-tested and time-honored system
  4. a must for the students to know the basic
    knowledge

11
3. Detailed reading
  1. The other night at the dinner table, my three
    kids ages 9, 6 and 4 - took time out from
  2. The oldest didnt take more than a second to
    deliver his smug answer
  3. despite the fact that some purists insist a
    tomato is a fruit.
  4. To those of us forced as kids to eat them
  5. I was about to think up another set of three when
    my 4-year-old said

12
3. Detailed reading
  1. Not to be outdone by his younger siblings,
  2. The middle one took this as a direct challenge.
  3. My kids were doing what (parallelism)
  4. Every kid who framed the question differently
    than Which is not a fruit
  5. the most notable being Albert Einstein,
  6. This is not meant to be a critique of schools.
  7. Lord knows, thats easy enough to do.

13
3. Detailed reading
  1. We seem to be at a point where everyone is
    clamoring for instant access to bodies of
  2. Unless we shift our paradigms, the super highway
    will lead us nowhere.
  3. He didnt do anything less Earth-shattering (pun
    intended) than completely change the way the
    universe was viewed.
  4. When you have a hammer, you tend to see very
    problem as a nail.

14
4. Picture talk
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?
?
?
15
5. Inspiring quotations
1. A man becomes learned by asking questions.
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2. He who is ashamed of asking is ashamed of
learning.
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3. Imagination is more important than knowledge.
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4. Something attempted, something done.
????,????????
16
  • Word Family
  • Fruitless, pattern, delimit, unlimited, variable,
    edition, purify, out-, offspring, indefinite,
    definition, vaccine, request, conquest, infect,
    severe, slight, framework, handbook, inventory,
    noticeable, remarkable, impotent, potential,
    technique, critical, evolutionary, revolution,
    protest, petition, clamorously, accessible,
    accessory, ever-green, offline, digit, upload,
    unload, datum, transitory, smash,
    unintentionally, discovery
  • IV. Enriching your word power (35)

17
  • Sentence Structure
  • was about to when (36)

I was about to think up another set of three when
my 4-year-old delivered his answer.
  • be meant to (37)

a) be intended to
This is not meant to be a critique of schools.
b) be supposed to do
You are meant to pay before you come in.
18
  • Translation Practice
  1. It is important to have easy and quick access to
    information, but it is even more important to
    learn to look at/view information in new ways.
  2. A major medical breakthrough may illustrate the
    point.
  3. Scientists had intended to find a cure for
    smallpox, but they get nowhere.

19
  • Translation Practice
  1. Edward Jenner, a British physician, abandoned the
    quest for a cure and conquered the disease by
    finding a way to prevent it.
  2. Obviously, it was creative thinking that led to
    his fruitful work.
  3. In short, it definitely pays to keep this in
    mind there is more than one way to look at/view
    volumes of data you download.

20
  • Reading Skill
  • Scanning when using a dictionary
  • When we are trying to locate specific
    information, we usually need not read the whole
    material carefully. Instead, we try to find in
    which part that information is likely to be, then
    read it with more attention. (40)

21
  • Guided Writing
  • Rearrange sentences into a coherent piece
  • Write a letter (of thanks)
  • ?????????????????
  • ????????????

2-5-1-6-4-3
Heading, Inside Name and Address, Date,
Salutation, Body, Complimentary close,
Signature, P. S.
22
  • Homework
  • Review
  • Preview
  • Recitation
  • Fast reading
  • Dictation
  • Learning journal

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