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Misunderstanding Unit 1 Presentation A game: I want your knife. I want your life. Read: I ‵can sing a song. I ‵can’t sing a song. Listening & skimming 1. How may storied does the text tell? 2. What is the best thing to do when misunderstandings arise among English-speaking people, according to the writer? Reading and answering questions 1. What is the text mainly about? 2. Why did the man with uncombed hair and dirty clothes head straight for the restroom when he got on the bus? 3. What did the passenger at the back of the bus decide to do when she saw the man hiding himself in the restroom? 4. What was the original message the passengers were supposed to pass and what had it turned into when it reached the driver? 5. What was the result of the wrong message? Reading and answering questions 6. Where did the man in Los Angeles want to go and where did he arrive? 7. What was the cause of his mistake? 8. According to the writer, how often do misunderstandings take place among English- speaking people? 9. Who are more easily confused by similar- sounding English words? 10. Why did the Korean woman wonder all day about her boss’s question? Reading comprehension get on/off on earth head for at last, finally pull over drive a vehicle to the roadside result in lead to in the world board/leave (a bus, a train, etc) in the end go towards Reading comprehension 径直走向 从一个人传到另一个人 15英里长的交通阻塞 封闭高速 发动车 给某人造成麻烦 Reading & Analysis How many parts do you think we can divide the passage into? Misunderstanding What is the best thing to do when misunderstandings arise among English-speaking people, according to the writer?
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