Contents of Unit 13
1 Language structures: the modal
2 Dialogue I: A Sense of Security
3 Dialogue II: Irritation and Impatience
4 Reading: Hallowe’en
1.Sylvia should be/ ought to be in Glasgow by
now if nothing went wrong with the train.
2. I used to play badminton, but now I play
3. I daren’t go surfing, because I have a weak
4. It’s surprising that Fred should be able to win
Frank suggested that we should take a
morning train to London.
Main teaching points
1.ought to used to express “strong probability”
2.used to expressing “a past action / situation
which is no longer done / no longer exists”
3.daren’t expressing “lack of courage”
4.should in the introductory it construction
5.should used after certain verbs
What are the duties of the police in charge of
2. Which factor do you think is more important in
keeping law and order in our country:
1) China being a socialist country; 2) China having
an efficient police force? Give your reasons.
3. Compare the police force in China and that in
some other countries. How do they differ?
1.How to express irritation and impatience.
2.A dialogue about the manners of
expressing irritation and impatience.
3.Ask Ss to read the dialogues in advance
and make dialogues in pairs and perform
in the class.
III Main idea
IV Detailed study of the text
All Saints’ Day or All Holy Ones’ Day万圣节
All Holy Ones’ Evening_ ___All Hallows’ Evening___ Hallows’
Halloween is celebrated every year on October 31, throughout the
western countries. Children love to dress up in costumes and go trick –
or-treating. If an adult refuses to supply a treat____ candy, cookies, fruits
or money___ the children may play a trick. The typical foolish tricks are
soaping windows, writing on doors with crayons, overturning garbage
cans, sticking pins into doorbells to keep them ringing and spraying
shaving cream on cars and friends.
The name Halloween is a short way of saying All Hallows’Eve, which
means the night before the Roman Catholic holy day of All Saints’ Day.
Although Halloween got its name from a Christian festival, its customs
are of pagan origin. They came from two different sources: an ancient
Celtic festival凯而特的节日 in honor of the lord of death and a Roman
festival in honor of goddess of gardens and orchards. The Halloween
colors, black, and orange, suggest both ideas: death and harvest
1. When is Hallowe’en? (All Hallow Eve, 31st,
October, the eve of All Saints’ Day.)
2. Who did people think would come back on
earth on Hallowe’en? (Witches and evil spirits.)
3. What were some of the old customs that some
superstitious people kept? (Para. 1)
4. Why did people hang rowan leaves over stable
and shed doors? (Para. 2)
5. What has Hallowe’en become today? (Para. 3)
6. What do children do on Hallowe’en? (Para.3)
Ⅲ Main Ideas
Hallowe’en is the last night of October, and it
used to be thought the most enchanted night of
2. Great care was taken that none of the farm
animals were left in the fields.
3. In more recent times, Hallowe’en has become
a time for parties, when children dress up as
witches and play all kinds of special games.
4. But for the most part the children enjoy the fun
of dressing up and playing their favorite game of
“Trick or Treat.”
What people do on Hallowe’en?
ⅣDetailed study of the text: language points
1.enchanted (adj.) placed under a magic spell
a) (~ by / with) often pass. to fill someone with delight;
e.g., He was enchanted by / with the idea.
b) to use magic on
enchanter enchantress: a person who uses magic
enchanting (adj.) delightful
2.weave (v.) (fig.) put facts, events together into a story or a
connected whole; compose
3.spell (n.) words which when spoken are thought to have magical
power; charm; curse
4.keep up --- to remain the same
keep away (from) --- keep a distance with sth.
e.g.: Keep away from the grassland, or you’ll be fined.
5.at intervals (of) --- happening regularly after equal periods of
time or appearing at equal distances
1.procession (n.) a line of people, vehicles, etc. moving forward in
an orderly, often ceremonial way
2.duck (v.) to lower one’s head or body quickly, esp. so as to avoid
1) duck’s egg （板球比赛中）鸭蛋，零分
2) break one’s duck （运动）打破光蛋，开始得分
3) sitting duck 活靶，落水狗，挨打的人
4) take to sth. like a duck to water 自然而然学会了，不费吹灰之力
a) to make a hollow place in sth. 挖空，使成空洞
b) to make by doing this 挖空制造
e.g.: to hollow a canoe out of a log
Divide the Ss into groups and ask them to discuss
1. When is Hallowe’en?
2. How do people celebrate Hallowe’en?
3. What other Western festivals can you tell except
Reading Ⅱ The Slow Death of the
How do you usually spend your Sundays?
A Happy Sunday
1. Finish the exercises in the textbook and
2. Surf on line and seek for more
information on Hallowe’en, then exchange
the ideas with your classmates.