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									         Unit 3
The Million Pound Note

     Using language
           New words
steak: a thick slice of good quality beef 牛排
eat like a wolf: eat food very quickly
genuine: real
reserve: order or book
scream: give a long piercing cry
fake: false, not real
bow: 鞠躬
Reading, acting and speaking

          THE MILLION
        POUND BANK NOTE
Look at these pictures and
 try to imagine the story.

            enjoyed a good meal
            in a restaurant.




            To his surprise,
            a million pound note.
refused to take any
money, extremely
polite to Henry
                       True or
                        false.
1. The owner looked down upon Henry
   when he noticed Henry’s            T
   appearance.
2. Henry asked for more of the same
   food because he is an American who
                      F
   like to eat a lot.
3. When Henry saw the million pound
   bank-note, he was happy and proud
   of it. F
4. The owner didn’t believe that the
   bank-note was real and he asked
   Henry to get out of the restaurant.
                   F
      Answer these questions.
1. What did the hostess feel when Henry
   came into the restaurant? How do you
   know?
   She felt very impatient and looked
   down upon Henry because of his
   poor appearance. We could know it
   from what she said. “Why, look at
   him, he eats like a wolf.”
2. Before Henry took the note out of the
   envelope, did the waiter serve him
   politely? Why?
  No, he didn’t. He served Henry
  impolitely. Because he thought Henry
  was a poor man who was not able to
  pay the meal.
 3. How about Henry’s feeling after he
 finished eating and asked another one?
   He felt satisfied and full. That was
   a wonderful meal.
4. Why were the owner and hostess shocked
when they saw the million pound bank-note
in Henry’s hand?
 Because they never thought that the
 bank-note belonged to such a person
 in rags.
5. Did the owner believe that the note
  was genuine or not? Why?
  He was not sure if it was real.
  Because Henry was in rags.
6. What made them trust that the
   bank-note was genuine?
  The owner said “I did hear that the
  Bank of England had issued two notes
  in this amount. No thief would want
  that to happen.”
7. What can we learn from this story?
  We shouldn’t judge people by
  appearance. Money is everything
  in the capitalist society.
8. Whose behavior changes the most
  during this scene? Give examples.
  The owner’s behaviour changes the
  most because he stops being rude and
  worrying if Henry can pay for the meal
  and becomes over-polite offering Henry
  a free meal.
9. What kind of person is the owner of
  the restaurant?
  He is somebody who is only impressed
  by how much money somebody has.
10. Why do you think the owner of the
   restaurant gave Henry a free meal?
  He may be frightened Henry will not
  come back. He may also worry that
  Henry will tell his friends about the bad
  treatment he got at the restaurant and
  they will not return either.
11. What can we learn from this story?

We shouldn’t judge people by appearance.
Money is everything in the capitalist
society.
         Intensive Reading
Owner               Waiter          Hostess
That one’s        It’ll cost a      My goodness!
reserved.         large amount of   Why, look at
                  money .           him. He eats
                                    like a wolf.
Now perhaps          Again,
if you pay the       everything?
bill I can help
                                     He’s in rags.
the other
                   What’s there
customers.
                   to wait for?
   Owner                             Hostess
                 Doesn't matter
                 at all. We are so
I’m sorry,       very glad that
                                     And you put
sir, so sorry…   you even entered
                                     him in the
                                     back of the
                 our little eating
Just having                          restaurant!
                 place.
you sit here is                      Go and see
a great                              him at once!
honor!
 It would be wrong of
 me not to trust a      It’s for us to thank
 gentleman such as      you, from my heart!
 yourself, sir.
What kind of person is the owner? why?




                 snobbish
Retell the story by filling the blanks.
Hunger
_______forced him to go into a restaurant.
                                          rude
The owner and the waiters served him in a _____
manner. However, when they saw the note, their
________to Henry changed greatly .
 attitude
                      judge
It was very common to_______ a stranger
by their clothes in the capitalist countries.
Role play:
Please form a group of four, act it out
and try to imitate their tones. Try your
best to make it as funny as possible.
Listening text
N=Narrator S=Servant H=Henry Adams
 Act 1, Scene 5
 N: Henry feels happy only for a
 moment. As he walks away from the
 restaurant, he begins to worry that he
 has got the bank-note by mistake. He
 runs back
   to the brothers’ home and knocks on
   the front door. No one comes. He
   walks around to the side of the house
   and knocks on another door. The
   servant opens it.
S: May I help you, sir?
H: Yes. I need to see the two brothers
   about ….
S: They’ve gone, sir. Gone travelling.
H: But they were just here two hours
   ago!
S: I’m sorry, sir. They will be back in
   a month — a month from today.
H: A month? But I can’t believe….
S: Good day, sir.
N: Henry sits down on the stairs, and
   opens the envelope. He finds a letter
   in it and takes it out. The letter says:
   “You are an intelligent and honest
   man, as one can see by your face. We
   also believe you are poor and a
   stranger to this city.
   Inside you will find a sum of money.
   The money is lent to you for a short
   time. Come back to our home with it
   in exactly 30 days. I have a bet on
   you. If I win it, you shall have any
   job that you can do as my thanks.”
H: Well, how about that!
Speaking

Read Act 1, scene 4 again and underline
all the expressions used to order food.
Imagine you are having meal in a
restaurant. Make a dialogue with you
partner. One acts the customer, and the
other the waiter.
Useful expressions:
       Customer           Waiter/ Waitress
I’d like… /I have…      Can I help you?
What do you             I’ll take your order
suggest…                in a minute.
I’ll have that.         Are you ready to
                        order, sir/madam?
The bill, please.       Enjoy your meal.
Can I have the check,   Here is your bill.
please?
Make a dialogue using all of the
following information:
  Henry tells a clerk that he wants a
coat for a suit. The clerk shows him a
cheap coat downstairs. Henry doubts if
he should take it. The clerk persuades
him to buy it. Henry agrees,
but explains that he can’t pay him
right now, as he has no small change.
In your dialogue, include expressions
on shopping. Practice your dialogue
and then share it with another pair.
And we’ll see which is the most
appropriate for the play.
Sample

The dialogue takes place at a tailor’s
shop. (O=Owner; C=Clerk; H=Henry)
O: There’s a customer, Todd. Will you
   serve him?
C: I don’t know why he’s in a tailor’s
   shop. Just look at his clothes!
O: No matter what he’s wearing, Todd,
   just show him the cheapest.
C: Do you want anything?
H: Yes, please. I want to buy a suit.
C: Of course. You may find these rather
   expensive. We’ve got some cheaper
   ones in the back room. Will you come
   through to the back, please?...Why
   don’t you try this one on?
H: Mmm, it doesn’t seem to fit very well.
C: I’m afraid it’s the cheapest one we’ve
   got.
H: Very well, I’ll take it. Could you wait a
   few days for the money? I don’t have
   any small notes on me.
C: Oh, you haven’t? Well, of course, I
   know that gentlemen like you carry
   only large notes.
H: My friend, you shouldn’t judge
   strangers always by the clothes
   they wear. I’m quite able to pay
   for this suit. I just didn’t wish to
   put you to the trouble of changing
   a large note.
C: Why do you think we can’t change
   your note? Of course we can.
H: Oh, very well. Then there is
   nothing to worry about. I
   apologize. (Hands him the note.)
Explanations to the suggested scene:
1) Have...on/with/about somebody:
  take or bring something when someone
  goes to a place.
2) Put somebody to the trouble of doing
  something : make someone have the
  trouble of doing something.
3) change : the money that you gave back
   when somebody has paid you too much.
e.g. Give me my change.
4) judge somebody / something by / from
   something: form an opinion about
   somebody.
e.g. Judging from what you say, they ought
     to succeed.
e.g. Don’t judge a man by his looks.
            Homework
1. Read and perform the whole
   play with the help of the scripts in
   the book.
2. Write a passage about your
   thought about the play THE
  MILLION POUND BANK NOTE.

								
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