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BR-main
Before Reading
1. English Song -- The Times They Are A-Changin
Bob Dylan
The Times They Are A-Changin
2. Comedy
3. Fast-food Restaurant
4. High School
5. Warm-up Questions
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BR1.1_bob dylan1
Bob Dylan
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BR1.1_bob dylan2
Bob Dylan, born on May 24,1941 in Duluth,
Minnesota in the USA, is widely regarded as
perhaps Americas greatest popular songwriter
born in the twentieth century. Much of his best
work is from the 1960s when his musical shadow
was so large that he took on political influence.
The civil rights movement had no more moving
anthem than his song Blowin in the Wind.
Millions of young people embraced his song The
Times They Are A-Changin during that era of
extreme change. The radical political group The
Weathermen named themselves after a lyric in
Dylans song Subterranean Homesick Blues (You
dont need a weatherman to know which way the
wind blows).
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BR1.2
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BR_comedy
a universal form of
humorous behavior
laughter
Comedy
Listen to the passage and fill in the blanks with
the missing words.
major
_____
________________
Comedy is
expression and a dramatic genre
(??) that is intended to amuse. Comedy is
associated with ,
wordplay, pleasurable , release
of tension, and . Imbued with a
playful spirit, comic entertainment frequently
incongruous (???)or ridiculous
aspects of . It generally
follows a of theatrical
surprises that a sense of
delight in the viewer. Of all dramatic genres,
comedy is the most performed.
________________
________
________
feeling
exposes
_________
human nature
____________
___________
fixed pattern
__________
______
leads to
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widely
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BR3_fast food1
Fast-food Restaurant
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BR3_fast food2
A fast-food restaurant is a restaurant
characterized by food which is supplied quickly
after ordering (and which may or may not be
consumed quickly as well), and by minimal
service. The food in these restaurants is
commonly cooked in advance and kept hot, or
reheated to order. Many fast-food restaurants are
part of restaurant chains or franchise (?????)
operations, which provide standardized foodstuffs
to the individual restaurants, shipped from
central locations. Because of its
convenience, fast food (also known as take-away
food or take-out food) is very popular in many
modern societies, but is often criticized for
poor nutritional value (often contributing to
obesity ??), advertising (especially directed
at children), and other issues.
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BR4_main
High School
Introduction
High School in the United States
High School in Canada
High School in Australia
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BR4_introduction1
Introduction
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BR4_introduction2
High school, or secondary school, is the
last segment of compulsory education in the
United States, Canada, China, Korea and Japan. It
provides a secondary education. Secondary
education is a period of education which directly
follows primary education. The purpose of a
secondary education can be to prepare for either
higher education or vocational training. It is
referred to by various different names in
different countries, including high school in the
United States and Australia, or middle school in
the Netherlands. It occurs mainly during the
teenage years. The exact boundary between primary
and secondary education varies from country to
country, but is generally around the seventh to
the ninth year of education.
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BR4_High School In United States
In the United States, high school
generally consists of grades 9, 10, 11 and 12,
though this may vary slightly by school district.
In some areas, high school starts with tenth
grade a few American high schools still cover
grades 7 through 12. American students are
allowed to leave high school at age 16-18,
depending on the state, or when they graduate or
go on to college or other education. This
school-leaving age is usually in grade 10 or 11
if the standard curriculum has been followed
throughout life, without skipping grades or being
held back. Thus, the last two years of high
school are not compulsory, but most students
complete high school and receive a diploma. A
high school diploma is generally required for
entrance into a college or university, but many
colleges accept a small number of students after
the eleventh grade.
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BR4_High School In Canada
Secondary schooling in Canada differs
depending on what province one lives in. Normally
it follows the American pattern, however in
Quebec, for instance, high school lasts five
years and is started earlier and finished at a
younger age than elsewhere in Canada. In Quebec
most students follow high school by attending a
college of general and vocational education,
which is comparable to a junior college, and
which is obligatory for Quebec students wishing
to go on to university in Quebec.
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BR4_High School In Australia
High school is the former name for
secondary schools in Australia. The name was
officially changed to secondary school in the
early 1990s, but to the majority of the adult
Australian population they are still high
schools. The exact length of secondary school
varies from state to state, but the majority
teach Years 7-12. It is compulsory to attend
school until the age of fifteen, but most
students remain at school to complete their
studies and go on to college or university.
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BR5_warm-up1
Warm-up Questions
  • Is there a generation gap between you and your
  • parents?

2. What will you do if you have different
opinions with your parents?
3. What are the major components of a play?
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BR5_warm up2
characters
settings
stage directions
theme
play
language
climax
conflicts
Click on the balloons
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GR-main
Global Reading
1. Part Division of the Text
2. Further Understanding
For Part 1
For Part 2
For Part 3
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GR1_part division of the text
Part Division of the Text




Parts Lines Main
Ideas
In a fast-food restaurant, Father embarrassed
Sean by talking too proudly to the restaurant
manager.
1 165
In the Thompson family dinning room, Father
embarrassed Diane by persuading a work-mate into
pressing his son to ask her to the senior prom.
2 66169
In an office at Heidis high school, Father
embarrassed Heidi by boasting to an official
about how bright she was.
3 170210
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GR2-for part1_1
For Part 1
1. Group Presentation
Students work in pairs. One student tries to
describe Heidis attitudes toward her father
according to her speech at the very beginning of
the play. Then the other student makes a speech
to class.
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GR2-for part1_2
For Part 1
2. Role Play
Three students stay in a group, and play Manager,
Father, and Sean respectively according to what
had happened in this part.
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GR2-for part2_1
For Part 2
1. True or False
1) Diane disliked Kyle and did not want to go to
the senior prom with him.
( )
F
Diane liked Kyle and wanted to go to the senior
prom with him.
( )
2) Mother thought the children should respect
their father.
T
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GR2-for part2_2
For Part 2
1. True or False
3) Dan Lucas invited Father to have lunch at the
French restaurant on Third Road.
F
( )
Father invited Dan Lucas to have lunch at the
French restaurant on Third Road.
4) Dan Lucas promised to ask his son to make a
phone call to Diane because Father told him Diane
was interested in his son.
( )
T
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GR2-for part2_3
For Part 2
1. True or False
5) As an honor student, Diane was pleased with
the result.
F
( )
As an honor student, Diane was humiliated with
the result.
a
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GR2-for part2_4
2. Group Discussion
Three to four students stay in a group, and
discuss the characteristics of Father, Mother and
the children.
Father
Father showed great respect for Mother. He pulled
the chair for her before dinner, and obeyed her
commands like do go on, do get on with it,
dont keep us in suspense. Besides, although
Father was pleased with what he had done for
Diane, he had learned from experience that his
efforts were not always welcome. That was why he
could quickly realize his blunder, as made clear
by the sentence I do? Yes, yes, I guess I do.
Ive done it again, havent I?.
a
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GR2-for part2_5
2. Group Discussion
Mother
Mother used quite a number of dos and donts,
pleases, dears, and sweethearts in her speech.
She was the real head of the Thompson household,
giving out commands to her children as well as
her husband. Moreover, oftentimes her orders were
respected. On the other hand, knowing her
childrens attitude towards Fathers meddling,
she tried to maintain the peace, as in the
instances when she maintained Fathers dignity by
telling the children Dont interrupt, Dont
distract your father, and give your father the
respect he deserves, or when she tried to divert
the conversation by talking about her dessert.
a
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GR2-for part2_6
2. Group Discussion
Children
The Thompson children respected Mother, as shown
by their frequent Yes, Mother and Sorry, Mom.
On the other hand, they were used to Fathers
meddling with their affairs. When Sean and Heidi
found out that this time the bad luck had
befallen Diane, they could afford to stand back
and poke a few bemused comments. Dianes feelings
were entirely different, though. She was put on
guard when Father told her I have a surprise for
you. Then she was embarrassed as Father
mentioned her feelings toward young Kyle. Later
as Father went on delaying telling the truth, she
became hysterical. Finally, when she learned the
truth, she lost her temper.
a
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GR2-for part3
For Part 3
1. Group Discussion
Students form groups of three to four, and find
out what Father said in the office. Then find out
the response of Heidi and Mrs. Higgins. Discuss
why they seemed to have different topics and what
they thought during the interview.
2. Role Play
Students form groups of three and act as Mrs.
Higgins, Father, and Heidi according to what had
happened in this part.
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GR2-for part3_popwin_group
In the office Father boasted to Mrs.
Higgins how bright Heidi was. He listed several
examples. He kept on talking even though Mrs.
Higgins was not interested in the topic. He
showed a typical example of a proud father.
Mrs. Higgins wanted to get down to business and
finished the interview. So her topics focused on
the enrolment of a new student. As she was
frequently interrupted by Father, she got
impatient and a little annoyed. But she tried to
be polite and not to hurt the feelings of a proud
father. Heidi was embarrassed when her
father boasted to Mrs. Higgins. She tried to stop
her father, but her father ignored her. She
couldnt understand her fathers pride.
a
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Article1
FATHER KNOWS BETTER
Marsh Cassady
CHARACTERS FATHER MOTHER HEIDI, 14 DIANE, 17
SEAN, 16 RESTAURANT MANAGER, 20s MRS.
HIGGINS. SETTING Various locations including a
fast-food restaurant, the Thompson family
dining room, and an office at a high
school. AT RISE As the lights come up, HEIDI
enters and crosses Down Right to the edge of
the stage. SEAN and DIANE enter and cross
Down Left to the edge of the stage. They
listen as HEIDI addresses the audience.
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Article2
HEIDI My dads a nice man. Nobody could
possibly believe that he isnt. Yet hes...
well, hes always doing these stupid things
that end up really embarrassing one or more
of us kids.
One time, see, my brother wanted to buy this
guitar. Been saving money for it for a long time.
Then he got a job at this fast-food place, OK?
Waiting tables. It was Seans first actual job,
and he was real happy about it. He figured in two
or three months hed have enough money to buy
exactly the kind of guitar he wanted. Mom and Dad
were proud of him, and well, OK, hes my big
brother, and hes always pulling these dumb
things on me. But, well, I was proud of him too.
You know what happened? I hate to tell you
because
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SEAN, DIANE and HEIDI (In unison ) Father knows
better! (The lights come Up Left on the
fast-food restaurant where SEAN works. It
consists of a counter and a couple of small
tables. The MANAGER stands behind the counter.
SEAN is busily cleaning the tables when
FATHER walks in.) MANAGER Good evening, sir. May
I help you? FATHER Good evening.
SEAN (To himself) Oh, no! (He squats behind
one of the tables trying to hide from
FATHER.) FATHER Im looking for the manager.
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MANAGER That would be me, sir. FATHER Im Sam
Thompson. My son works here. MANAGER Oh, youre
Seans father. FATHER Yes. Its his first job,
you know. I just wanted to check that hes
doing OK. MANAGER Oh, fine. No problem. SEAN
(Spreading his hands, palms up, speaking to
himself) What did I do to deserve this? Tell me
what? FATHER Hiring him was a good thing
then? MANAGER Well, yeah, I suppose so. SEAN
(Still to himself) Go home, Dad. Go home. Go
home. FATHER Im sure hes a good worker but a
typical teenager, if you know what I mean.
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MANAGER (Losing interest) I wouldnt
know. FATHER Hes a good boy. And I assure you
that if there are any subjects that need to
be addressed, Sean and I will have a
man-to-man talk. MANAGERI dont think that will
be necessary FATHER Oh, no problem. Im proud
of my son. Very, very proud. And I just
wanted you to know that Ill do anything I
can to help him through lifes dangerous
sea. SEAN (Standing up and screaming) Aaaargh!
Aaaargh! Aaaaaaargh! FATHER Son, I didnt
know you were here. SEAN Its where I work,
Dad. FATHER Of course. I mean, I didnt see
you. SEAN I cant imagine why.
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FATHER Your manager and I were just having a
nice chat. (DIANE enters Down Left just as
HEIDI enters Down Right. They look at SEAN
and FATHER.) SEAN, DIANE, HEIDI (In unison)
Father, you know better than that. (The
lights quickly fade to black and then come
up a second or two later. SEAN stands alone at
the Down Right edge of the stage. HEIDI and
DIANE cross to Down Left edge of the
stage.) SEAN If that sort of thing happened only
once in a while, it wouldnt be so bad.
Overall, I wouldnt want to trade my dad for
anyone elses. He loves us kids and Mom too. But
I think thats sometimes the problem. He
wants to do things for us, things he thinks
are good. But he needs to give them more
thought because
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SEAN, HEIDI and DIANE (In unison) Father knows
better! (The lights fade to black and come up
on the Center Stage area where FATHER and the
three children are seated around the dining
room table. MOTHER enters carrying a dish,
which she sets on the table. FATHER quickly rises
and pulls out her chair. She sits. The family
starts eating dinner.) FATHER I have a
surprise for you, Diane. DIANE (Knows it cant
be good.) You have... a surprise? MOTHER Well,
whatever it is, dear, dont keep us in
suspense. FATHER Well, you know, Dan Lucas and I
work together?
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DIANE Kyles father? MOTHER Dont interrupt,
dear, your father is trying to tell you
something. HEIDI (Stage whisper to SEAN)
Something Diane wont want to know,
Ill bet. SEAN (Whispering to HEIDI) Whatever
would make you think that? MOTHER Sean,
dear. Heidi, sweetheart, dont distract your
father. SEAN and HEIDI (Simultaneously) Sorry,
Mom. FATHER Now then. As I was saying, I know
how much you like young Kyle.
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DIANE Father! FATHER Its true, isnt it?
Didnt I hear you tell your mother that you
wish Kyle would ask you to the senior prom? SEAN
Uh-oh! HEIDI Oops! MOTHER Please, children,
please. Your father is trying to
speak. DIANE (Through clenched teeth, the words
are in a monotone and evenly spaced.)
Yes-I-said-that-why-are- you-asking? FATHER
Well then. DIANE (Becoming hysterical ) Well
then what?! FATHER What did I say? Did I say
something wrong? HEIDI (To SEAN) Not yet, he
didnt.
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SEAN (To HEIDI) But you know its
coming. MOTHER Children, please. Do give your
father the respect he deserves. HEIDI and
SEAN (Rolling their eyes) Yes, Mother. FATHER
Well, today I saw Dan and asked if hed like to
go to lunch at that French restaurant on Third
Street. You know the one, Mother. MOTHER
Well, yes, I believe I do. FATHER My treat, I
told him. And, of course, he was glad to
accept. MOTHER Why wouldnt he be? FATHER
(Somewhat surprised) Well, yes.
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DIANE What-has-this-to-do-with me?! MOTHER
Diane, sometimes I just dont understand your
behavior. I try my best. DIANE (Very short with
her) Im sorry. MOTHER Thank you, Diane. (To
FATHER) Please do go on, dear. FATHER As I
said-- HEIDI We know what you said,
Daddy. FATHER Er...uh, whats that? SEAN She
said, We know what you said, Daddy. FATHER
Yes, yes, of course. MOTHER Do get on with it,
dear. Ive made the most glorious dessert. An
old recipe handed down to me by my great Aunt
Hilda--
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DIANE Mother, please! MOTHER Yes, dear?
(DIANE shakes her head and lets her body fall
against the back of the chair.) FATHER At
any rate, Dans a nice guy. Never knew him
well. Found we have a lot of the same interests.
Our families, our community, global peace,
human welfare. HEIDI (Mumbling to herself) That
narrows it down, all right. SEAN Father? FATHER
Yes, son? SEAN I do believe Diane would like to
know the surprise.
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DIANE (Breathing hard as if exhausted, she turns
to SEAN, nodding her head up and down
repeatedly.) Thank you, Sean. I owe you
one. FATHER Well, yes. Here it is then. I told
Dan of your interest in his son. DIANE You
what? MOTHER Diane, what has come over you? I
just dont understand the younger generation.
Why back in my day-- DIANE Mother,
please! MOTHER What, what? What? HEIDI Mother,
I believe she wants Father to continue. SEAN (To
himself) Get this over with, more likely.
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DIANE Daddy, please, tell me. Now. Right away.
What did you say, Daddy? Please. Tell me,
what did you tell Mr. Lucas? Tell me, please.
Please, tell me. FATHER Well, now, isnt this
nice. It looks like my little scheme is a
success. Youre so eager to find out ... makes
a man feel as if its all worthwhile. HEIDI (To
SEAN) Can you believe this? SEAN (To HEIDI) Oh,
sure. Cant you? FATHER Yes, well, I told him
how much you liked young Kyle, and how youd
been wishing hed ask you to the prom. DIANE You
didnt! Tell me you didnt! FATHER Oh, yes.
Anything for my children. DIANE (Swallowing
hard) And ... and--
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MOTHER Diane, are you all right? DIANE (She
juts out her chin at MOTHER and quickly jerks
her head around to face FATHER.) Well ... what
did he say?! FATHER Well, of course, being
the sort of man he is -- frank, understanding,
he said hed speak to the young man, insist he
give you a call. DIANE (Angry scream!)
Whaaaaaat! SEAN and HEIDI (Together) Father, you
know better than that. FATHER I do? Yes, yes,
I guess I do. Ive ... done it again, havent
I?
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(The lights quickly fade to black and then come
up a second or two later. DIANE stands alone
at the Down Right edge of the stage. HEIDI and
SEAN enter Down Left and cross to the edge of
the stage.) DIANE Can you imagine how humiliated
I was? An honor student, class president. And
Father was out asking people to have their
sons call and ask me to the prom! But thats
dear old dad. Actually, he is a dear. He just
doesnt stop to think. And its not just one of
us whove felt the heavy hand of interference.
Oh, no, all three of us live in constant dread
knowing that at any time disaster can strike
because
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DIANE, HEIDI and SEAN (Shouting in unison)
Father knows better. (The lights fade to
black and quickly come up again Stage Left
where there is an executive-type desk and
chair and two other chairs. Behind the desk sits
MRS. HIGGINS, in charge of admitting new
students to Benjamin Harrison High School.
HEIDI and FATHER sit in the other
chairs.) MRS. HIGGINS So this is our new
student, is it? FATHER Thats right.
MRS. HIGGINS Whats your name, young
lady? HEIDI HEIDI Thompson.
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MRS. HIGGINS Im sure youll find the students
friendly. And the teachers more than willing
to answer questions. FATHER She is an
exceptional young woman, you know. HEIDI
Daddy! FATHER Very, very bright. MRS. HIGGINS
Yes, now if we can get you to fill out-- FATHER
Dont know where she got her brains. Her
mother, I suppose. Oh, I was bright enough. But
nothing like HEIDI. All her teachers have
told Mrs. Thompson-- thats her mother--and me
that she was just about the brightest-- MRS.
HIGGINS (Interrupts as she loses her patience,
though trying to be pleasant) As I said, if you
have proof of vaccinations--
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FATHER (Interrupts, carrying on with his line of
thought) Besides being bright, shes very,
very talented. HEIDI (Twists her hands over and
over in front of her chest.) Please, Daddy,
dont do this. FATHER Well, of course I will,
darling. Im proud of you. Your mother and I
are proud of you. (Turns back to MRS.
HIGGINS.) Why just last year, in her last year of
junior high school, before we moved, Heidi
placed first in the county in the annual
spelling bee! Isnt that wonderful? And she
plays the piano like an angel. An absolute
angel. HEIDI Daddy, please. Please, please.
Daddy, I have to go to class. I want to go to
class. Please let me go to class.
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FATHER See what I mean? Such an eager learner. I
cant imagine anyones being more eager for
knowledge than my Heidi. My little girl. MRS.
HIGGINS Yes, well, be that as it may-- HEIDI
Aaargh! Aaaaargh! Aaaargh! (DIANE and SEAN
enter Down Right. They look at HEIDI, FATHER,
and MRS. HIGGINS.) HEIDI, DIANE and SEAN
(Shouting in unison) Daddy, you know better
than that! FATHER Er, uh, I do?
(Curtain)
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FATHER KNOWS BETTER
Marsh Cassady
1. What does Father knows better. mean?
CHARACTERS FATHER MOTHER HEIDI, 14 DIANE, 17
SEAN, 16 RESTAURANT MANAGER, 20s MRS.
HIGGINS. SETTING Various locations including a
fast-food restaurant, the Thompson family
dining room, and an office at a high
school. AT RISE As the lights come up, HEIDI
enters and crosses Down Right to the edge of
the stage. SEAN and DIANE enter and cross
Down Left to the edge of the stage. They
listen as HEIDI addresses the audience.
Father knows better. or Father, you know
better than that. literally means Father was
wise enough not to do something. Actually it does
not have this meaning. It means Father was not
wise when he meddled with his childrens affairs.
2. How many times does this sentence occur in the
text? What can you infer from the
sentence?
This sentence occurs six times in the text. The
children said it satirically to show their
disapproval of Fathers meddling with their
affairs.
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Article1_W
FATHER KNOWS BETTER
Marsh Cassady
CHARACTERS FATHER MOTHER HEIDI, 14 DIANE, 17
SEAN, 16 RESTAURANT MANAGER, 20s MRS.
HIGGINS. SETTING Various locations including a
fast-food restaurant, the Thompson family
dining room, and an office at a high
school. AT RISE As the lights come up, HEIDI
enters and crosses Down Right to the edge of
the stage. SEAN and DIANE enter and cross
Down Left to the edge of the stage. They
listen as HEIDI addresses the audience.
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Article1_W_popwin_location
FATHER KNOWS BETTER
Marsh Cassady
location n. a place or position
CHARACTERS FATHER MOTHER HEIDI, 14 DIANE, 17
SEAN, 16 RESTAURANT MANAGER, 20s MRS.
HIGGINS. SETTING Various locations including a
fast-food restaurant, the Thompson family
dining room, and an office at a high
school. AT RISE As the lights come up, HEIDI
enters and crosses Down Right to the edge of
the stage. SEAN and DIANE enter and cross
Down Left to the edge of the stage. They
listen as HEIDI addresses the audience.
This is a suitable location for a camp.
??????????????????
Witnesses showed the police the exact location of
the accident.
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Article1_W_popwin_knows better
FATHER KNOWS BETTER
Marsh Cassady
know better behave in a more sensible and
acceptable way
CHARACTERS FATHER MOTHER HEIDI, 14 DIANE, 17
SEAN, 16 RESTAURANT MANAGER, 20s MRS.
HIGGINS. SETTING Various locations including a
fast-food restaurant, the Thompson family
dining room, and an office at a high
school. AT RISE As the lights come up, HEIDI
enters and crosses Down Right to the edge of
the stage. SEAN and DIANE enter and cross
Down Left to the edge of the stage. They
listen as HEIDI addresses the audience.
He is old enough to know better.
?????,????????
He knows better than to judge by appearances.
Pattern
know better than sb. know better than to do sth.
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HEIDI My dads a nice man. Nobody could
possibly believe that he isnt. Yet hes...
well, hes always doing these stupid things
that end up really embarrassing one or more
of us kids.
One time, see, my brother wanted to buy this
guitar. Been saving money for it for a long time.
Then he got a job at this fast-food place, OK?
Waiting tables. It was Seans first actual job,
and he was real happy about it. He figured in two
or three months hed have enough money to buy
exactly the kind of guitar he wanted. Mom and Dad
were proud of him, and well, OK, hes my big
brother, and hes always pulling these dumb
things on me. But, well, I was proud of him too.
You know what happened? I hate to tell you
because
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Article2_W_Popwin_embarrassing
HEIDI My dads a nice man. Nobody could
possibly believe that he isnt. Yet hes...
well, hes always doing these stupid things
that end up really embarrassing one or more
of us kids.
embarrass vt. make (sb.) feel awkward or ashamed
It embarrassed him that he had to give a talk in
front of a lot of people.
One time, see, my brother wanted to buy this
guitar. Been saving money for it for a long time.
Then he got a job at this fast-food place, OK?
Waiting tables. It was Seans first actual job,
and he was real happy about it. He figured in two
or three months hed have enough money to buy
exactly the kind of guitar he wanted. Mom and Dad
were proud of him, and well, OK, hes my big
brother, and hes always pulling these dumb
things on me. But, well, I was proud of him too.
You know what happened? I hate to tell you
because
I dont like making speeches in public. Its so
embarrassing.
I was really embarrassed when I couldnt answer
the teachers question.
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HEIDI My dads a nice man. Nobody could
possibly believe that he isnt. Yet hes...
well, hes always doing these stupid things
that end up really embarrassing one or more
of us kids.
dumb adj.
1) foolish
That was a dumb thing to do.
He was so dumb that he left his keys at home
again.
One time, see, my brother wanted to buy this
guitar. Been saving money for it for a long time.
Then he got a job at this fast-food place, OK?
Waiting tables. It was Seans first actual job,
and he was real happy about it. He figured in two
or three months hed have enough money to buy
exactly the kind of guitar he wanted. Mom and Dad
were proud of him, and well, OK, hes my big
brother, and hes always pulling these dumb
things on me. But, well, I was proud of him too.
You know what happened? I hate to tell you
because
2)
unable to speak
The terrible news struck us all dumb.
???????,?????????????
He was born dumb, but he has still managed to get
a good job.
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Article3_W
SEAN, DIANE and HEIDI (In unison ) Father knows
better! (The lights come Up Left on the
fast-food restaurant where SEAN works. It
consists of a counter and a couple of small
tables. The MANAGER stands behind the counter.
SEAN is busily cleaning the tables when
FATHER walks in.) MANAGER Good evening, sir. May
I help you? FATHER Good evening.
SEAN (To himself) Oh, no! (He squats behind
one of the tables trying to hide from
FATHER.) FATHER Im looking for the manager.
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Article3_W_POPWIN_in unison
SEAN, DIANE and HEIDI (In unison ) Father knows
better! (The lights come Up Left on the
fast-food restaurant where SEAN works. It
consists of a counter and a couple of small
tables. The MANAGER stands behind the counter.
SEAN is busily cleaning the tables when
FATHER walks in.) MANAGER Good evening, sir. May
I help you? FATHER Good evening.
in unison acting in the same way at the same
time
All the babies cried in unison.
SEAN (To himself) Oh, no! (He squats behind
one of the tables trying to hide from
FATHER.) FATHER Im looking for the manager.
???????????????
The international community is ready to work in
unison against terrorism.
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SEAN, DIANE and HEIDI (In unison ) Father knows
better! (The lights come Up Left on the
fast-food restaurant where SEAN works. It
consists of a counter and a couple of small
tables. The MANAGER stands behind the counter.
SEAN is busily cleaning the tables when
FATHER walks in.) MANAGER Good evening, sir. May
I help you? FATHER Good evening.
consist of be made up of
The city of New York consists of five boroughs.
The committee consists of scientists and
engineers.
Collocation
consist in ????
CF
consist, compose, comprise constitute ????????,?
??????? consist ???????,???of????,?????????consi
st??????????,of????????????????
SEAN (To himself) Oh, no! (He squats behind
one of the tables trying to hide from
FATHER.) FATHER Im looking for the manager.
Water consists of hydrogen and oxygen.
????????
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SEAN, DIANE and HEIDI (In unison ) Father knows
better! (The lights come Up Left on the
fast-food restaurant where SEAN works. It
consists of a counter and a couple of small
tables. The MANAGER stands behind the counter.
SEAN is busily cleaning the tables when
FATHER walks in.) MANAGER Good evening, sir. May
I help you? FATHER Good evening.
CF consist, compose, comprise constitute
North America consists of the United States,
Canada, and Mexico.
????????????????
compose
????????????,????????????????????????
The United States, Canada, and Mexico compose
North America.
???????????????????
SEAN (To himself) Oh, no! (He squats behind
one of the tables trying to hide from
FATHER.) FATHER Im looking for the manager.
Water is composed of hydrogen and oxygen.
????????
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SEAN, DIANE and HEIDI (In unison ) Father knows
better! (The lights come Up Left on the
fast-food restaurant where SEAN works. It
consists of a counter and a couple of small
tables. The MANAGER stands behind the counter.
SEAN is busily cleaning the tables when
FATHER walks in.) MANAGER Good evening, sir. May
I help you? FATHER Good evening.
CF consist, compose, comprise constitute
comprise
??????,??????????????????????,????????????,????
??,??? ???????comprise????,?????,??????????
???,?????????
North America comprises the United States,
Canada, and Mexico.
????????????????
SEAN (To himself) Oh, no! (He squats behind
one of the tables trying to hide from
FATHER.) FATHER Im looking for the manager.
Ten stories comprise the book.
???????????
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SEAN, DIANE and HEIDI (In unison ) Father knows
better! (The lights come Up Left on the
fast-food restaurant where SEAN works. It
consists of a counter and a couple of small
tables. The MANAGER stands behind the counter.
SEAN is busily cleaning the tables when
FATHER walks in.) MANAGER Good evening, sir. May
I help you? FATHER Good evening.
CF consist, compose, comprise constitute
constitute
????????????,????????????
The United States, Canada, and Mexico constitute
North America.
???????????????????
Seven days constitute a week.
SEAN (To himself) Oh, no! (He squats behind
one of the tables trying to hide from
FATHER.) FATHER Im looking for the manager.
??????
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MANAGER That would be me, sir. FATHER Im Sam
Thompson. My son works here. MANAGER Oh, youre
Seans father. FATHER Yes. Its his first job,
you know. I just wanted to check that hes
doing OK. MANAGER Oh, fine. No problem. SEAN
(Spreading his hands, palms up, speaking to
himself) What did I do to deserve this? Tell me
what? FATHER Hiring him was a good thing
then? MANAGER Well, yeah, I suppose so. SEAN
(Still to himself.) Go home, Dad. Go home. Go
home. FATHER Im sure hes a good worker but a
typical teenager, if you know what I mean.
1. What did Father mean by saying this?
Father was proud of his son as he thought his son
would work well, but he was a little worried that
his son was a boy and he might make some mistakes
in his work.
2. What was the managers response?
As a young man, the manager didnt understand a
fathers feeling, and showed no interests.
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MANAGER (Losing interest) I wouldnt
know. FATHER Hes a good boy. And I assure you
that if there are any subjects that need to
be addressed, Sean and I will have a
man-to-man talk. MANAGERI dont think that will
be necessary FATHER Oh, no problem. Im proud
of my son. Very, very proud. And I just
wanted you to know that Ill do anything I
can to help him through lifes dangerous
sea. SEAN (Standing up and screaming) Aaaargh!
Aaaargh! Aaaaaaargh! FATHER Son, I didnt
know you were here. SEAN Its where I work,
Dad. FATHER Of course. I mean, I didnt see
you. SEAN I cant imagine why.
1. What is a man-to-man talk?
A talk that takes place between two men,
especially two men who need to discuss a serious
personal matter.
2. Translate the sentence into Chinese.
???,?????????????,???????????????
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FATHER Your manager and I were just having a
nice chat. (DIANE enters Down Left just as
HEIDI enters Down Right. They look at SEAN
and FATHER.) SEAN, DIANE, HEIDI (In unison)
Father, you know better than that. (The
lights quickly fade to black and then come
up a second or two later. SEAN stands alone at
the Down Right edge of the stage. HEIDI and
DIANE cross to Down Left edge of the
stage.) SEAN If that sort of thing happened only
once in a while, it wouldnt be so bad.
Overall, I wouldnt want to trade my dad for
anyone elses. He loves us kids and Mom too. But
I think thats sometimes the problem. He
wants to do things for us, things he thinks
are good. But he needs to give them more
thought because
What can you infer from the sentence?
Father was always meddling with his childrens
affairs, and the children disliked it. However,
the children loved Father and if he interfered
with their affairs only once in a while, they
could bear it.
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FATHER Your manager and I were just having a
nice chat. (DIANE enters Down Left just as
HEIDI enters Down Right. They look at SEAN
and FATHER.) SEAN, DIANE, HEIDI (In unison)
Father, you know better than that. (The
lights quickly fade to black and then come
up a second or two later. SEAN stands alone at
the Down Right edge of the stage. HEIDI and
DIANE cross to Down Left edge of the
stage.) SEAN If that sort of thing happened only
once in a while, it wouldnt be so bad.
Overall, I wouldnt want to trade my dad for
anyone elses. He loves us kids and Mom too. But
I think thats sometimes the problem. He
wants to do things for us, things he thinks
are good. But he needs to give them more
thought because
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FATHER Your manager and I were just having a
nice chat. (DIANE enters Down Left just as
HEIDI enters Down Right. They look at SEAN
and FATHER.) SEAN, DIANE, HEIDI (In unison)
Father, you know better than that. (The
lights quickly fade to black and then come
up a second or two later. SEAN stands alone at
the Down Right edge of the stage. HEIDI and
DIANE cross to Down Left edge of the
stage.) SEAN If that sort of thing happened only
once in a while, it wouldnt be so bad.
Overall, I wouldnt want to trade my dad for
anyone elses. He loves us kids and Mom too. But
I think thats sometimes the problem. He
wants to do things for us, things he thinks
are good. But he needs to give them more
thought because
fade vi.
1)lose color or brightness
The wallpaper has faded.
2)
disappear slowly
The sound of thunder faded away into the distance.
????????,?????????????
Her enthusiasm for early-morning exercises faded
as the weather was getting colder and colder.
Collocation
fade away
????
fade out
??????
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FATHER Your manager and I were just having a
nice chat. (DIANE enters Down Left just as
HEIDI enters Down Right. They look at SEAN
and FATHER.) SEAN, DIANE, HEIDI (In unison)
Father, you know better than that. (The
lights quickly fade to black and then come
up a second or two later. SEAN stands alone at
the Down Right edge of the stage. HEIDI and
DIANE cross to Down Left edge of the
stage.) SEAN If that sort of thing happened only
once in a while, it wouldnt be so bad.
Overall, I wouldnt want to trade my dad for
anyone elses. He loves us kids and Mom too. But
I think thats sometimes the problem. He
wants to do things for us, things he thinks
are good. But he needs to give them more
thought because
overall
1)adv. in general
Overall, prices are still rising.
Overall, I like her, despite her faults.
2)
adj. including everything total (only before
noun)
The overall length of the fish is 3 feet 5 inches.
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FATHER Your manager and I were just having a
nice chat. (DIANE enters Down Left just as
HEIDI enters Down Right. They look at SEAN
and FATHER.) SEAN, DIANE, HEIDI (In unison)
Father, you know better than that. (The
lights quickly fade to black and then come
up a second or two later. SEAN stands alone at
the Down Right edge of the stage. HEIDI and
DIANE cross to Down Left edge of the
stage.) SEAN If that sort of thing happened only
once in a while, it wouldnt be so bad.
Overall, I wouldnt want to trade my dad for
anyone elses. He loves us kids and Mom too. But
I think thats sometimes the problem. He
wants to do things for us, things he thinks
are good. But he needs to give them more
thought because
trade for exchange (sth.) for (sth. else)
They traded their clothes for food.
???????????.
The farmers traded farm produce for tools and
money.
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SEAN, HEIDI and DIANE (In unison) Father knows
better! (The lights fade to black and come up
on the Center Stage area where FATHER and the
three children are seated around the dining
room table. MOTHER enters carrying a dish,
which she sets on the table. FATHER quickly rises
and pulls out her chair. She sits. The family
starts eating dinner.) FATHER I have a
surprise for you, Diane. DIANE (Knows it cant
be good.) You have... a surprise? MOTHER Well,
whatever it is, dear, dont keep us in
suspense. FATHER Well, you know, Dan Lucas and I
work together?
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SEAN, HEIDI and DIANE (In unison) Father knows
better! (The lights fade to black and come up
on the Center Stage area where FATHER and the
three children are seated around the dining
room table. MOTHER enters carrying a dish,
which she sets on the table. FATHER quickly rises
and pulls out her chair. She sits. The family
starts eating dinner.) FATHER I have a
surprise for you, Diane. DIANE (Knows it cant
be good.) You have... a surprise? MOTHER Well,
whatever it is, dear, dont keep us in
suspense. FATHER Well, you know, Dan Lucas and I
work together?
keep in suspense delay telling (sb.) what they
are eager to
know
Weve been kept in suspense waiting for the
examination results.
?????????????
The audience is kept in suspense to the very end
of the play.
Collocation
break the suspense
????
hold sb. in suspense
?????????
be in suspense over
?????
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DIANE Kyles father? MOTHER Dont interrupt,
dear, your father is trying to tell you
something. HEIDI (Stage whisper to SEAN)
Something Diane wont want to know,
Ill bet. SEAN (Whispering to HEIDI) Whatever
would make you think that? MOTHER Sean,
dear. Heidi, sweetheart, dont distract your
father. SEAN and HEIDI (Simultaneously) Sorry,
Mom. FATHER Now then. As I was saying, I know
how much you like young Kyle.
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DIANE Kyles father? MOTHER Dont interrupt,
dear, your father is trying to tell you
something. HEIDI (Stage whisper to SEAN)
Something Diane wont want to know,
interrupt v. stop (sb.) from continuing what
they are saying or doing
Stop interrupting me. Im trying to talk to your
mother.
Ill bet. SEAN (Whispering to HEIDI) Whatever
would make you think that? MOTHER Sean,
dear. Heidi, sweetheart, dont distract your
father. SEAN and HEIDI (Simultaneously) Sorry,
Mom. FATHER Now then. As I was saying, I know
how much you like young Kyle.
My daughter kept interrupting me when I spoke.
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DIANE Kyles father? MOTHER Dont interrupt,
dear, your father is trying to tell you
something. HEIDI (Stage whisper to SEAN)
Something Diane wont want to know,
bet
1)vi. be sure
I bet it will snow tomorrow.
Ill bet. SEAN (Whispering to HEIDI) Whatever
would make you think that? MOTHER Sean,
dear. Heidi, sweetheart, dont distract your
father. SEAN and HEIDI (Simultaneously) Sorry,
Mom. FATHER Now then. As I was saying, I know
how much you like young Kyle.
I bet she was late for the meeting on purpose.
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DIANE Kyles father? MOTHER Dont interrupt,
dear, your father is trying to tell you
something. HEIDI (Stage whisper to SEAN)
Something Diane wont want to know,
2. v. risk (money) on the result of a future event
I bet you 5 that they will win the next
election.
I bet on the wrong horse. It lost the race.
Ill bet. SEAN (Whispering to HEIDI) Whatever
would make you think that? MOTHER Sean,
dear. Heidi, sweetheart, dont distract your
father. SEAN and HEIDI (Simultaneously) Sorry,
Mom. FATHER Now then. As I was saying, I know
how much you like young Kyle.
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DIANE Kyles father? MOTHER Dont interrupt,
dear, your father is trying to tell you
something. HEIDI (Stage whisper to SEAN)
Something Diane wont want to know,
distract vt. take (sb.s attention) away from
sth. esp. for a short time
Dont distract me from working.
She was distracted by the noise outside.
Ill bet. SEAN (Whispering to HEIDI) Whatever
would make you think that? MOTHER Sean,
dear. Heidi, sweetheart, dont distract your
father. SEAN and HEIDI (Simultaneously) Sorry,
Mom. FATHER Now then. As I was saying, I know
how much you like young Kyle.
???????????????
Playing computer games sometimes distracts him
from his homework.
Pattern
distract sb./sth.
distract sb./sth. from
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DIANE Father! FATHER Its true, isnt it?
Didnt I hear you tell your mother that you
wish Kyle would ask you to the senior prom? SEAN
Uh-oh! HEIDI Oops! MOTHER Please, children,
please. Your father is trying to
speak. DIANE (Through clenched teeth, the words
are in a monotone and evenly spaced.)
Yes-I-said-that-why-are- you-asking? FATHER
Well then. DIANE (Becoming hysterical ) Well
then what?! FATHER What did I say? Did I say
something wrong? HEIDI (To SEAN) Not yet, he
didnt.
Translate the sentence into Chinese.
???,???????
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DIANE What-has-this-to-do-with me?! MOTHER
Diane, sometimes I just dont understand your
behavior. I try my best. DIANE (Very short with
her) Im sorry. MOTHER Thank you, Diane. (To
FATHER) Please do go on, dear. FATHER As I
said-- HEIDI We know what you said,
Daddy. FATHER Er...uh, whats that? SEAN She
said, We know what you said, Daddy. FATHER
Yes, yes, of course. MOTHER Do get on with it,
dear. Ive made the most glorious dessert. An
old recipe handed down to me by my great Aunt
Hilda--
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DIANE What-has-this-to-do-with me?! MOTHER
Diane, sometimes I just dont understand your
behavior. I try my best. DIANE (Very short with
her) Im sorry. MOTHER Thank you, Diane. (To
FATHER) Please do go on, dear. FATHER As I
said-- HEIDI We know what you said,
Daddy. FATHER Er...uh, whats that? SEAN She
said, We know what you said, Daddy. FATHER
Yes, yes, of course. MOTHER Do get on with it,
dear. Ive made the most glorious dessert. An
old recipe handed down to me by my great Aunt
Hilda--
glorious adj. wonderful
Look at the glorious colors on the sky.
It seems a pity to be indoors on such a glorious
day.
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DIANE What-has-this-to-do-with me?! MOTHER
Diane, sometimes I just dont understand your
behavior. I try my best. DIANE (Very short with
her) Im sorry. MOTHER Thank you, Diane. (To
FATHER) Please do go on, dear. FATHER As I
said-- HEIDI We know what you said,
Daddy. FATHER Er...uh, whats that? SEAN She
said, We know what you said, Daddy. FATHER
Yes, yes, of course. MOTHER Do get on with it,
dear. Ive made the most glorious dessert. An
old recipe handed down to me by my great Aunt
Hilda--
hand down give or leave to people who are
younger or come later
The gold watch has been handed down from my
grandfather.
??????,????????????
She had some jewelry, which had been handed down
from her grandmother.
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DIANE What-has-this-to-do-with me?! MOTHER
Diane, sometimes I just dont understand your
behavior. I try my best. DIANE (Very short with
her) Im sorry. MOTHER Thank you, Diane. (To
FATHER) Please do go on, dear. FATHER As I
said-- HEIDI We know what you said,
Daddy. FATHER Er...uh, whats that? SEAN She
said, We know what you said, Daddy. FATHER
Yes, yes, of course. MOTHER Do get on with it,
dear. Ive made the most glorious dessert. An
old recipe handed down to me by my great Aunt
Hilda--
Collocation
hand in
????
hand on
???????
hand out
????
hand over
????
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DIANE Mother, please! MOTHER Yes, dear?
(DIANE shakes her head and lets her body fall
against the back of the chair.) FATHER At
any rate, Dans a nice guy. Never knew him
well. Found we have a lot of the same interests.
Our families, our community, global peace,
human welfare. HEIDI (Mumbling to herself) That
narrows it down, all right. SEAN Father? FATHER
Yes, son? SEAN I do believe Diane would like to
know the surprise.
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DIANE Mother, please! MOTHER Yes, dear?
(DIANE shakes her head and lets her body fall
against the back of the chair.) FATHER At
any rate, Dans a nice guy. Never knew him
well. Found we have a lot of the same interests.
Our families, our community, global peace,
human welfare. HEIDI (Mumbling to herself) That
narrows it down, all right. SEAN Father? FATHER
Yes, son? SEAN I do believe Diane would like to
know the surprise.
community n. the people living in one place,
district, or country,
considered as a whole
The job of a policeman is to serve the community.
College students have learned a lot in community
service.
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DIANE Mother, please! MOTHER Yes, dear?
(DIANE shakes her head and lets her body fall
against the back of the chair.) FATHER At
any rate, Dans a nice guy. Never knew him
well. Found we have a lot of the same interests.
Our families, our community, global peace,
human welfare. HEIDI (Mumbling to herself) That
narrows it down, all right. SEAN Father? FATHER
Yes, son? SEAN I do believe Diane would like to
know the surprise.
narrow down make (a list of things) smaller
The answer to the question was narrowed down to
two choices.
?????????????????????
Over a hundred applicants will be narrowed down
to a short list of five candidates.
Pattern
narrow down to
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DIANE Mother, please! MOTHER Yes, dear?
(DIANE shakes her head and lets her body fall
against the back of the chair.) FATHER At
any rate, Dans a nice guy. Never knew him
well. Found we have a lot of the same interests.
Our families, our community, global peace,
human welfare. HEIDI (Mumbling to herself) That
narrows it down, all right. SEAN Father? FATHER
Yes, son? SEAN I do believe Diane would like to
know the surprise.
at any rate whatever may happen in any case
At any rate, Im going back home.
At any rate, you survived the car accident.
Collocation
birth rate
???
first-rate
???
at this / that rate
??/???????/?????
rate of exchange
??
speed, rate pace ????????,????????
CF
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DIANE Mother, please! MOTHER Yes, dear?
(DIANE shakes her head and lets her body fall
against the back of the chair.) FATHER At
any rate, Dans a nice guy. Never knew him
well. Found we have a lot of the same interests.
Our families, our community, global peace,
human welfare. HEIDI (Mumbling to herself) That
narrows it down, all right. SEAN Father? FATHER
Yes, son? SEAN I do believe Diane would like to
know the surprise.
CFspeed, rate pace
speed?????????????????
He drove at a speed of 70 miles per hour.
???????????????
We cant go any faster. Were already at top
speed.
??????????????????
rate
?????,???????????????????speed?????
She can read at the rate of 100 words a minute.
???????100????
He must pay at the rate of 10 percent.
???????????????
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DIANE Mother, please! MOTHER Yes, dear?
(DIANE shakes her head and lets her body fall
against the back of the chair.) FATHER At
any rate, Dans a nice guy. Never knew him
well. Found we have a lot of the same interests.
Our families, our community, global peace,
human welfare. HEIDI (Mumbling to herself) That
narrows it down, all right. SEAN Father? FATHER
Yes, son? SEAN I do believe Diane would like to
know the surprise.
CFspeed, rate pace
pace????????????,????????????????????????
If you advance one pace, I will shoot you.
???????,??????
The work progressed at a slow pace.
???????
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DIANE (Breathing hard as if exhausted, she turns
to SEAN, nodding her head up and down
repeatedly.) Thank you, Sean. I owe you
one. FATHER Well, yes. Here it is then. I told
Dan of your interest in his son. DIANE You
what? MOTHER Diane, what has come over you? I
just dont understand the younger generation.
Why back in my day-- DIANE Mother,
please! MOTHER What, what? What? HEIDI Mother,
I believe she wants Father to continue. SEAN (To
himself) Get this over with, more likely.
1. Paraphrase the sentence.
Well, when I was young, we didnt behave like
that.
2. What does the sentence imply?
It implies a gap between the younger generation
and the older generation.
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DIANE (Breathing hard as if exhausted, she turns
to SEAN, nodding her head up and down
repeatedly.) Thank you, Sean. I owe you
one. FATHER Well, yes. Here it is then. I told
Dan of your interest in his son. DIANE You
what? MOTHER Diane, what has come over you? I
just dont understand the younger generation.
Why back in my day-- DIANE Mother,
please! MOTHER What, what? What? HEIDI Mother,
I believe she wants Father to continue. SEAN (To
himself) Get this over with, more likely.
1. What is the normal order of this sentence?
It is more likely to get this over with.
2. Translate the sentence into Chinese.
????,??????????
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DIANE (Breathing hard as if exhausted, she turns
to SEAN, nodding her head up and down
repeatedly.) Thank you, Sean. I owe you
one. FATHER Well, yes. Here it is then. I told
Dan of your interest in his son. DIANE You
what? MOTHER Diane, what has come over you? I
just dont understand the younger generation.
Why back in my day-- DIANE Mother,
please! MOTHER What, what? What? HEIDI Mother,
I believe she wants Father to continue. SEAN (To
himself) Get this over with, more likely.
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DIANE (Breathing hard as if exhausted, she turns
to SEAN, nodding her head up and down
repeatedly.) Thank you, Sean. I owe you
one. FATHER Well, yes. Here it is then. I told
Dan of your interest in his son. DIANE You
what? MOTHER Diane, what has come over you? I
just dont understand the younger generation.
Why back in my day-- DIANE Mother,
please! MOTHER What, what? What? HEIDI Mother,
I believe she wants Father to continue. SEAN (To
himself) Get this over with, more likely.
exhaust vt.
1)make (sb.) very tired, either physically or
mentally
What an exhausting day!
Four hours work almost exhausted her.
2)
use up completely
They have exhausted the supply of oxygen.
What will we do if we exhaust our reserves of
oil?
tired, exhausted worn out ?????????,??????????
tired????,?????????????????
CF
He became tired from hours reading.
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DIANE (Breathing hard as if exhausted, she turns
to SEAN, nodding her head up and down
repeatedly.) Thank you, Sean. I owe you
one. FATHER Well, yes. Here it is then. I told
Dan of your interest in his son. DIANE You
what? MOTHER Diane, what has come over you? I
just dont understand the younger generation.
Why back in my day-- DIANE Mother,
please! MOTHER What, what? What? HEIDI Mother,
I believe she wants Father to continue. SEAN (To
himself) Get this over with, more likely.
tired, exhausted worn out
exhausted ???????????,????????????
??????
He returned at last, too exhausted to eat
anything.
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????????????????
worn out
He divorced his wife because he was worn out from
listening to her constant complaints.
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DIANE (Breathing hard as if exhausted, she turns
to SEAN, nodding her head up and down
repeatedly.) Thank you, Sean. I owe you
one. FATHER Well, yes. Here it is then. I told
Dan of your interest in his son. DIANE You
what? MOTHER Diane, what has come over you? I
just dont understand the younger generation.
Why back in my day-- DIANE Mother,
please! MOTHER What, what? What? HEIDI Mother,
I believe she wants Father to continue. SEAN (To
himself) Get this over with, more likely.
repeatedly adv. again and again
I repeatedly warn you not to take the job.
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We have repeatedly requested that staff should
not be allowed to smoke in the office.
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DIANE Daddy, please, tell me. Now. Right away.
What did you say, Daddy? Please. Tell me,
what did you tell Mr. Lucas? Tell me, please.
Please, tell me. FATHER Well, now, isnt this
nice. It looks like my little scheme is a
success. Youre so eager to find out ... makes
a man feel as if its all worthwhile. HEIDI (To
SEAN) Can you believe this? SEAN (To HEIDI) Oh,
sure. Cant you? FATHER Yes, well, I told him
how much you liked young Kyle, and how youd
been wishing hed ask you to the prom. DIANE You
didnt! Tell me you didnt! FATHER Oh, yes.
Anything for my children. DIANE (Swallowing
hard) And ... and--
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DIANE Daddy, please, tell me. Now. Right away.
What did you say, Daddy? Please. Tell me,
what did you tell Mr. Lucas? Tell me, please.
Please, tell me. FATHER Well, now, isnt this
nice. It looks like my little scheme is a
success. Youre so eager to find out ... makes
a man feel as if its all worthwhile. HEIDI (To
SEAN) Can you believe this? SEAN (To HEIDI) Oh,
sure. Cant you? FATHER Yes, well, I told him
how much you liked young Kyle, and how youd
been wishing hed ask you to the prom. DIANE You
didnt! Tell me you didnt! FATHER Oh, yes.
Anything for my children. DIANE (Swallowing
hard) And ... and--
swallow v. cause or allow (esp. food or drink )
to go down the throat hide or
suppress a feeling
Chew your food properly b
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