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					Unit 4                                A NEW ENGLISH COURSE
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   General Reading Skills
       How to begin

           1. Read with a pencil in hand, and annotate
            (note and comment) the text.

           2. Be guided by signal
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   Recall and review

       Recall

       Review
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   1. forces you to check your understanding.
   2. shapes the material into a logical form.
   3. highlights what you do not understand.
   4. forces you to think.
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       TEXT I   A Man from Stratford--William
                    Shakespeare
   1. Pre-reading Questions
   2. The Main Idea
   3. Backgrounds
   4. Language Points
   5. Vocabulary
   6. Questions Answers
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   About Stratford
   Stratford-upon-avon is situated in the heart of
    the English midlands. A market town dating
    back to medieval times, Stratford is today
    most famous as the birthplace of the
    Elizabethan playwright William Shakespeare.
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   About Stratford
   Stratford-upon-avon is situated in the heart of
    the English midlands. A market town dating
    back to medieval times, Stratford is today
    most famous as the birthplace of the
    Elizabethan playwright William Shakespeare.
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 Alms Houses   The River Avon
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   William Shakespeare
                  Born (1564)
                and died (1616)
                  on the same
                 date - 23rd April
                                               Shakespeare's

                                               Birthplace
    England's greatest poet and playwright was born at Stratford-
    upon-Avon, the son of a tradesman of Stratford, John
    Shakespeare in 1564. William, the eldest son, and third child (of
    eight) was educated at Stratford Grammar School. He did not go
    to University.
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   The Royal Shakespeare
Theatre :
Perhaps the most famous
resident of Stratford today
is the Royal Shakespeare
Company (RSC).
The RSC, founded in 1960
 by Peter Hall, boasts the
finest actors and directors
 working on great plays in some of the best theatre
spaces in the world.
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   In 1616 Shakespeare
was buried in the Church
of the Holy Trinity the
same Church where
he was baptized
in 1564. Tradition has
it that he died after an
evening's drinking with
some of his theatre friends.
                               Holy Trinity Church
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   Language Points
   1. ...of his "second best bed and furniture"...
    Before an adjective of the superlative degree,
    we can often use second or third or by far to
    modify it, e. g. ,
   Hainan Island is the second largest island in
    China.
   The Amazon is by far the longest river in the
    world.
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  2. It was the will of a comfortably off man...
It is more common to say: well off, badly off
 It is also possible to use the comparative
   form of the adjective, e. g.,
 be better off - be in better circumstances be
   worse off - be in worse circumstances. But
   well-to-do, which is equal to "rich and
   wealthy", means the possession of more than
   enough money or property.
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  3. ... the income from the estate probably amounted to about...
 1) amount to - add up to, reach, e. g. ,

Our monthly expenditure on food usually amounts
to 150 yuan.
 2) amount to - be equal in meaning, be the same as, e.g. ,

Failure to prepare a lesson well before class on the part of
the teacher amounts to negligence of duty; whereas failure
to attend the class on time on the part of the student
amounts to a breach (disobey) of discipline.
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   4. ... Almost every detail of his personal life
    is supposition rather than fact rather than
    here has the meaning of "instead of", e. g. ,
   Young people should be an asset to society
    rather than a menace (danger) or a curse.
   It was such a low doorway that I had to bend
    my head to go into the room rather than walk
    into the room upright.
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   I . legacy
                 1.money or property left to someone by a will
   2. estate
   3. genius
                    2.privately owned piece of land with a large
                                    house on it
   4. awe
   5. thriving
                           3.talented man
   6. (to) plot    4.a mixed feeling of respect,fear and wonder
   7. become involved      5.prosperous,successful
   8. clue                  6.work out an outline for
   9. apparently                7. become engaged
   10. conviction
   11. sufficiently 8. something that helps to find an answer to
   12. influential                   a question
                            9. clearly, obviously
                           10. very firm belief
                    11. enough      12. powerful and wealthy
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    Questions
    1. Why was Shakespeare's will the will of a
     comfortably off man?
1. (A comfortably off man is a man who is well-off or
wealthy. ) When Shakespeare died, he left in his will quite
   a large sum of money to his daughter and handsome
furniture to his wife, which showed that he was quite well
   to-do. So we can say that his will was the will of a
   comfortably off man.

    2. How would you define a literary genius?
       2. He is one who has an exceptionally great
        creative and inventive capacity in writing.
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   3. Why did the writer say "Historically speaking,
    Shakespeare lived only yesterday"?

      3. From the historical point of view, four
    hundred years is only a short period of time.
    Besides, historians set the date 1453 as the
     beginning of modern history. Shakespeare
     was born in 1564 and died in 1616. So to
       the historians, Shakespeare lived only
                      yesterday.
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   4. What is meant by the sentence: "To plot Shakespeare's
    life is to become involved in a kind of detective story where
    there are plenty of clues but very little else"?




     4. Anyone who wants to make an outline of
                     Shakespeare's
 life finds himself in a difficult situation. He is like a
   detective trying to find out about a case. He has
only a lot of clues but hardly any facts or evidence.
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   5. What is meant by "... (he) realized in a flash that this was
    the life for him and talked one of the managers into giving
    him a job"?

5. It means "After Shakespeare had seen some of
 the performances put on by some of the theatrical
companies, he came to see instantly that he ought
to take up theatre as his career, and he persuaded
       one of the managers to give him a job.
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   6. What is the implied meaning of the sentence "We know
    that as well as working on old plays he rapidly made a name
    for himself as an author of entirely new ones and also
    performed as an actor at court"?

        6. The sentence means: "He soon became
     famous by not only improving or revising the old
     plays but also writing completely new plays and
      acting in the plays for the queen. " The implied
       meaning of this sentence is that Shakespeare
      was gifted both in creative writing and in acting
                        in the theatre.
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   TEXT II
   William Shakespeare
   Questions
   1. What was known about Shakespeare's
    early schooling?
   2. What are the two legends about
    Shakespeare's life between the time he left
    school and his departure for London?
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   Role-play   Theatre and Cinema
   The Twelfth Night
 It is an amusing triangle
love story with a merry end.
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   Interaction activities   The Best Play/ Film I’ve Seen

   Plot:Intricate yet convincing,showing the struggle between
    the good and the evil,indicating that good will finally defeat evil
    Acting:Superb.No exaggeration on the part of the actors and
    actresses
   Music:Fantastic,especially the music depicting the changing
    scenery on the river in spring,characterized by its gentle and
    free flowing quality
    Costumes:Brilliant,true to the social and historical
    background
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   Game19.exe
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   GUIDED WRITING
   Précis Writing
   Paragraph Writing
   Letter Writing
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   If you had a million dollars
   If you had a million dollars, what would you do?
    What would you do?
    If you had a million dollars, what would you do?
    What would you do?

   I'd buy the biggest boat
    I'd drive the fastest car
    I'd watch the biggest TV
    I'd see the greatest movies
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   I'd eat nicest food
    I'd listen to the coolest
    songs
    I'd party at the hippest
    night clubs
    I'd dance with the
    hottest girls

   I'd buy, I'd drive, I'd
    watch, I'd eat, I'd listen
    and I'd party all day.
    I'd buy, I'd drive, I'd
    watch, I'd eat, I'd listen
    and I'd dance all night.
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   I'd learn to play guitar
    I'd drink the finest wine
    I'd wear the brightest
    diamonds.
    I'd speak fluent English
    I'd swim the longest river
    I'd climb the tallest
    mountain.
    I'd travel around the world
    I'd give it all away
    I'd learn, I'd drink, I'd speak,
    I'd swim, I'd climb, I'd give it
    all away
    I'd learn, I'd drink, I'd speak,
    I'd swim, I'd climb, I'd give it
    all away.
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   Dream Holiday
   Next week is my dream holiday.
    My dream holiday.
    Next week is my dream holiday.
    My dream holiday.

    No work for a week,
    No worries for a week,
    No problems for a week.
    Just paradise (x 2)
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   I'm leaving next Monday.
    I'll take the plane for Hawaii.
    Then on Tuesday,
    I'll spend all day at the
    beach.
    On Wednesday,
    I'll go shopping
    I'll spend all day at the duty
    free.
    On Thursday
    I'll go clubbing.
    Just dance, dance, dance,
    all night long
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   (Chorus)
    I'll relax, until Friday
    I'll hire a car and go for a
    drive
    On Saturday,
    I'll spend all day in the sea.
    On Sunday
    I don't know,
    Maybe I'll relax a little more.
    And every day,
    I'll have great food and fun,
    fun, fun, fun, fun

				
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