Unit 1 I'm Sam by linxiaoqin


									Basic Talks
Learning Outcomes
1. Be familiar with greeting and responding expressions
2. Be able to make self-introduction and introduce other people

Part I Warming Up
   An introduction to the contents of this term.
   A passage to learn.
   Differences between British English and America English.

Part II Active Listening
New words pre-listening
Section A
Dialogue & Exercises
Section B
Dialogue & Exercises & Passage
Section C

Part III Oral Practice
1. Daily greeting expressions
2. Suggested responses
3. Quick response
4. Introducing yourself
5. Introducing other people
6. Expressions for responses
7. Dialogues learning 1-3
8. An activity
Making a situational dialogue

                 Making a phone call
Learning Outcomes
1. Understand everyday phone-call expressions
2. Learn about ways of speaking on the phone
3. Be able to make phone calls about daily life and office work

Part I Warming up
1.Intensive Listening Practice
2.Are you familiar with the following sentences?
1) You are wanted on the phone.
2) Nice talking to you.
3) Are you still there?
4) Hold on, please.
5) I think you must have dialed the wrong number.
6) I’ll transfer the call to Mr. Wang.
7) Sorry I couldn’t follow you.
8) The line is busy.

Part II Lead in
Situational dialogues
1. Dialogue 1
2. Dialogue 2

Part III Active Listening
New words pre-listening
Section A
Dialogue & Exercises
Section B
Dialogue & Exercises & Passage
Section C

Part IV Useful Expressions
Situational telephone English
1. If you’re not good at telephone English, the following sentences
    may be helpful.
2. Opening remarks for a telephone call.
3. If you can’t follow the caller, use the following sentences.
4. To make sure whom the caller is.
5. To end a call.
Here are some expressions you can use if you’re on the phone:
Hello, is that…?
Good morning, I’d like to speak to….
Can I speak to…, please?
Hello, this is…calling from…in…
Could you ask … to call me back, please?
Could you give… a message, please? My name is…
Thanks for calling back.
I’m so sorry; I’ve got the wrong number.
Oh hello, this is…speaking.
I’m afraid …is in a meeting/not in the office/on holiday this week/away
What’s your number?
I’ll put you through to…
Hold on a moment, please.
Can I get… to call you back?
Can I take a message?
Any messages for him?
Do you want to leave a message?
If you are not good at telephone English, the following sentences
may be helpful.
(1)Just a moment, please.
(2) Hold the line, please. I'll get an English speaker.
(3) Hold on, please. I'll get someone to the phone.
(4)I'm sorry, I don't speak English well. I'll have an English speaker call
you back later. May I have your name and telephone number?
Opening remarks for a telephone
(1) Good morning. This is Chengtai Trading Company. May I help you?
(2)Good afternoon. This is Dan An Commercial Bank. What can I do
for you?
(3)Pioneer Electronics. This is Mary Wu speaking.
(4)Hello. Overseas Sales Department. Taming Wang speaking.
(5) Hello. This is the Wang residence.
(6)Good afternoon. Taming Wang speaking.
(7)Wenkai Yang Speaking.
If you can’t follow the caller, use the following sentences:
(1) Could you put that in more specific terms?
(2) I'm not sure what you mean.
(3) I'm sorry. I couldn't follow you.
(4) You're talking too fast. I can't keep up.
(5) Will you explain a little bit more?
(6) Could you put that more simply?
(7) I'm afraid I didn't understand that. Could you say that again, please?
(8) Excuse me, but I didn't hear that, would you mind repeating it,
(9) Sorry, but I didn't catch that, would you mind spelling it, please?
To make sure whom the caller is:
(1) Who’s speaking, please?
(2) May I have your name, please?
(3) Who is that calling?
(4) Who should I say is calling?
(5) Who am I speaking to?
To end a call:
(1) Thank you for calling.
(2) It was kind of you to call me.
(3) Nice talking to you.
(4) Call me again any time.
(5) Thanks for returning my call, good-bye.
(6) Let's keep in touch, good-bye.

Part V Oral Practice
1. Talking on the phone
2. Making dialogues in pairs according to given situations
3. Presentation

           Talking About Hometown &
                  Describing a Person
Learning Outcomes
1. Be able to talk about Hometown & Family
2. Be able to talk about Personality and appearance

Part I Warming Up
1.Intensive Listening Practice
2.Tongue twisters
   Peter Paper picked a pack of pickled pepper prepared by his parents
and put them in a big paper plate.
  Good cookies could be cooked by a good cook if a good cook could cook good

Part II Useful Expressions (1)
Describing the following family types.
Nuclear family
a family consisting of father, mother and their children
DINK family
double income &no kids
One parent family
family-all the people in a family including parents, children,
grandparents, etc.

Part III Oral Practice (1)
Work in small groups. Answer the following questions in your
1. Do you have a good relationship with your parents? Why or why
2. If you have some problems, do you like to go to your parents?
3. What kind of problems do you like to talk to your parents?
4. Do you know your parents’ birthday dates? What do you do for
    your parents’ birthday?
5. In your opinion, how could mother-in-law and daughter-in-law get
   on well with each other?
6. Can your parents understand you when you have different ideas
   from theirs? Can you understand them when they have different
   opinions from yours? If not, what would you do?
7. What is an ideal family according to your opinion?

Useful Expressions (2)
Expressions for describing a place:
It is a pretty big /small city/village /town with fresh air.
It is quite noisy and dirty /clean.
It has some fantastic theatres.
It is a lovely place and not far from the city.
It is a great place to eat, shop, and sightsee.
It is a nice place to spend your days if you don’t want to shop
It has lovely scenery.
It has very good modern shops
It crowded with too many buildings and too many people.
There is nothing exciting to do.
It has some wonderful places and good restaurants of all kinds.
There isn’t much industry.
It hasn’t changed a lot over the years.

Oral Practice (2)
Activity group work
The fallen leaf goes back to the root.
1. Do you want to work in your hometown after graduation? Why?
    Why not?
2. Do you like your hometown? Why? Why not?
3. What are the advantages and disadvantages of living in your
4. What do you think you can do for your hometown?

Useful Expressions (3)

warm and friendly                     optimistic(=think positively)
pleasant                              relaxed
generous(happy to give/share)         sensitive
kind                           clever
honest                         flexible
hardworking                    ambitious
punctual(always on time)       talkative
reliable                       humorous

cold and unfriendly            lazy
unpleasant                     not very punctual,always late
mean/stingy                    unbelievable
pessimistic                    stupid
tense(nervous)                 inflexible
insensitive                    unambitious
unkind                         quiet
dishonest                      bored

Expressions for one’s appearance.
Distinguishing feature

Oral Practice (3)
To describe different people
      Talking About Likes and Dislikes
               & Movies and Hobbies
Learning Outcomes
1. Be able to talk about movies and hobbies.
2. Recognize the sounds and spelling of common English names.
3. Be able to talk about likes and dislikes.

Part I Warming Up
To make sentences with the following items
love like enjoy      don’t mind
don’t like hate  can’t stand bear

Part II Active Listening
To learn new words pre-listening
Section A
Dialogue 1      I’m crazy about it.
Oral practice:
Which do you prefer tea or coffee?
     a) What would you prefer to have apples or pears?
     b) I prefer pears to apples.
     c) I like neither/ I don’t like either of them.
     d) I would rather have A than B.
Would you like/ prefer/ want to...?
I love Chinese
                     } because….
   like City
I prefer A to B because A is (good thing)
                         B is (bad thing)

What kind of movies do you like?
        comedy                              feature film
        musicals                            documentary
        war movies                         educational films
         detective                              play
         romance/love stories                  sports
         animation                              drama
         science fiction                       entertainments
         action movies/Kong fu                  talk show
         foreign films                          thriller
Dialogue 2
Arrival at a New Office
Exercise 1 and Exercise 2
1. sales department
2. expect sth/sb to do
3. general manager
4. be accompanied by
5. get acquainted with
6. ahead of schedule
7. import silk from China
Section B
Dialogue 1
1)Arrival at a New Office
   Exercise 1 and Exercise 2
2)Oral practice: receiving clients (on the way)
   Exercise 1 and Exercise 2
Section C

Part III Oral Practice
Useful Expressions
How to express likes / be neutral / express dislikes
Activity 1 Quick Response
Activity 2          hobby
                    Surfing on the Internet
                    (to learn and practice)
I collect sth
   I’m a sth collector
               1 stamp(collecting)
               2 coin money
               3 painting and calligraphy 书画
               4 curio
1 games
2 sports
3 musical instrument
I play the piano
I am a piano player
1 Kung fu
2 running
3 walking
4 singing
I like to go jogging / swimming / fishing / shopping
Think of hobbies you collect, play...do?
When you start a new hobby? (to take up)
I have taken up.
When you stop a hobby. (give up)
Eg:I took up...
     I give up...
1.Surfing on the Internet
     The following aspects could best illustrate the advantages of the Internet.
Net surfers in different countries can share interesting knowledge and the latest
(Besides) the Internet has provided a major opportunity to buy and sell
merchandise and even stocks, reserve a room, or do E-business
(What’s more) people may get medical help, bunt for a job or even vote on the
(It’s advantages seem countless)
Behind an this glowing talk, however are some problems
People are crazy about fabricated games on Internet
(What’s worse) some children may have access to the scenes of violence and sex
on the Net
(Apart from there) it can be affected by viruses and backers and all kinds of cyber
2 Discuss what kind of books you like and why?
Satisfactory/dissatisfactory Expression
3 Do you prefer working in a big company to working in a small one? What
are the respective advantages and disadvantages? (Topic)
Upon graduation from college young men and women face the first choice in their
career life: to go to a large company or a small one?
You can choose to be a big fish in a small pond or a small fish in a big pond.
Maybe working in the small companies you operate primarily through personal
contacts, you have more chance to develop your communication ability and the
ability to handle various kinds of personalities in the contrast, in the large
company; there are established policies and fairly rigid procedures. You needn’t
make any decision and can’t see the effect of your work..
You are expected to do different things without too much help or guidance. Thus
you may acquire much skills and experience and develop the ability to handle
different, complicated things.
    Talking About Shopping & Weather
Learning Outcomes
1. Be familiar with the expressions about shopping
2. Be able to talk about Weather

Part I Warming Up
Intensive Listening Practice

Part II Active Listening
New words pre-listening
Section A Dialogue & Exercises
Section B Dialogue & Exercises & Passage
Section C

Part III Useful Expressions (1)
Telling the salesperson what you want
I’d just like to have a look around.
Have you got any salt?
I was thinking of a TV.
Give me a bottle of ink, please.
Asking about price
How much does it cost?
What does it come to?
Could you give me discounts?
Talking about the size
What size do you take?
I’m afraid we haven’t anything of your size.
This suit shows your figure off nicely.
This is the right size for me.
Do you have a blue one but the same size?
Expressions for price:
most important
less important than use or style
It’s a (real) bargain.
It is /costs a fortune.
It costs an arm and a leg.
That’s way too much.
Expressions while trying to buy something:
The color goes well with…
What a (perfect) match!
I think this one is more than my size.
Let me try a smaller size.
If this shirt doesn’t fit, may I bring it back later?
Expressions for something not good enough:
too tight     too bright      too loose
too old-fashioned too fashionable
It doesn’t match.
It wrinkles easily.

Part IV Oral Practice (1)
Activity 1 Conversational Practice
Activity 2 Role-play

Useful Expressions (2)
Talking about the weather
How do you like the weather here?
It’s a lovely day.
The weather is nasty today.
It can be very windy sometimes.
Usually it’s very chilly at the time of year.
It’s humid today.
It looks like rainy.
The sky will clear up soon.
It looks cloud outside.
It’s breezy and pleasant today.

Oral Practice (2)
Activity 1 Conversational Practice
Activity 2 Role-play

   Making an Appointment & Invitation
Learning Outcomes
1. Be familiar with expressions of invitation
2. Be able to make arrangements and write down information of an

Part I Warming Up
Intensive Listening Practice

Part II Active Listening
New words pre-listening
Section A
Dialogue & Exercises
Section B
Dialogue & Exercises & Passage
Section C

Part III Useful Expressions
Extending an invitation
 Jane and I will have a dinner party this weekend. We’d like you to
 We’ll be very glad if you can come to our get-together. If possible,
    please bring your wife with you.
 If you don’t have other appointments, I’d like to invite you to lunch
    this Saturday.
 I was wondering if you would like to eat out with me after work.
 How about coming to my birthday party this afternoon.

Declining an invitation
 What a shame! I have to go to the airport to meet my brother this
 I’m afraid I’ve already promised to go shopping with Mary.
    However, thank you for your invitation.
 I’m terribly sorry; I have an appointment this Saturday. But thanks
   Unfortunately, I’ll have to attend a meeting that day. Shall we make
    it another time?

Accepting an invitation
    Great, I’ll love to join you for your lunch.
    Certainly, I’m sure my wife will be very happy to come too.
    Sounds like a good idea. Where shall we meet?
    Thank you for your invitation. We’d be very happy to come.
    That would be nice. I’d like that very much.

Learn the following patterns
   A: Do you feel like going to that new restaurant this evening?
         What about
          How about
   B: Oh. That’s a terrific idea.
      Sure, why not?
   A: Do you want to have lunch with me tomorrow?
     Would you like
   B: Oh , I’m sorry, but I have to meet a friend.

Part IV Oral Practice
Challenge to Speak
Activity 1 Quick Response
Activity 2 Pair Work
Learning Outcomes
1. Be familiar with the expressions of ordering at a restaurant
2. Be able to make toasts and talk over a meal

Part I Warming Up
Intensive Listening Practice

Part II Active Listening
New words pre-listening
Section A
Dialogue & Exercises
Section B
Dialogue & Exercises & Passage
Section C

Part III Useful Expressions
In the restaurant
•Can I reserve a table for six people?
•Do you have a separate room?
•Where is the washing room?
•What’s your specials?
•Is the fish fresh?
•What drinks do you have?
•Does it take a long time to serve the dishes?
•Waiter, I’d like to order now.
•May I have the check, please?
Dinner talk
•I’m very pleased you could come to the dinner party, Mr Bush.
•Thank you for your invitation.
•The dinner is ready. Let’s move to the dinner table.
•Please make yourself at home and help yourself to anything you like.
•Are you a vegetarian?
•That looks good, I’ll have a doughnut.
•Please have more, Mrs. Anderson.
•No, thank you. I’ve had enough.
•China has four famous cuisines: Sichuan cuisine, Guangdong cuisine,
Shandong cuisine and Chaozhou cuisine.
•Now I propose a toast to your heath.
•A toast to our successful cooperation.
•Thank you for your hospitality.
 I propose a toast to our friendship.
 Let us drink to our friendship.”
Here’s to your success/health
I’d like to say how grateful we are for all you have done for us.
I should like to take this opportunity to express my earnest gratitude for
your help.
There is an old saying in Chinese which goes: “Isn’t it a great joy to have
friends coming from afar?”

Part IV Oral Practice
Activity 1 Quick Response
Activity 2 Situational Dialogues

                Receiving the Guests
Learning Outcomes
1. Be familiar with the expressions of receiving the guests
2. Be able to make reservations and talk about accommodation

Part I Warming Up
Intensive Listening Practice

Part II Active Listening
New words pre-listening
Section A
Dialogue & Exercises
Section B
Dialogue & Exercises & Passage
Section C

Part III Useful Expressions
Checking in
Good evening. Can I have a single room for tonight please?
I’m Wang Xin. I made a reservation for tonight three days ago in your
Do you have accommodation/vacant room?
I’d like a single room with a bath for two nights if possible.
Do you have double rooms?
Are the meals included?
What is the room charge per night?
Is there a shower or a bath?
Is it a room with a view of the beautiful lake?
I would like to make a reservation for a conference room from 15th to
16th August.
Would you provide coffee and a buffet lunch at noon?
Can I pay by credit card?
Do you accept traveler’s checks?

Part IV Oral Practice
Mr. Du and his secretary from Dong hua Trading
Company go to the airport to meet Mr. Brown from A&Z Corporation,

   Simulate the dialogue between the two par ties
at the airport
on the way to the hotel
check in at the hotel

Activity 1 Quick Response
Activity 2 Pair Work
         Agreement and Disagreement
Learning Outcomes
1. Be familiar with the expressions for agreement and disagreement
2. Learn about how some expressions are used in debate

Part I Warming Up
Intensive Listening Practice

Part II Active Listening
New words pre-listening
Section A
Dialogue & Exercises
Section B
Dialogue & Exercises & Passage
Section C

Part III Useful Expressions
Sentences for Agreeing
   I suppose so.
   I’ve got it.
   I agree with you on this point.
   I couldn’t agree more.
   Great minds think alike.
   You said it./You bet.
   Good!/Excellent!/That’s fine!
   What a good idea!
   That’s absolutely true.
   That’s exactly what I think.
Sentences for Disagreeing
Yes, that's quite true, but…
 I see your point, but…
 Well, it depends.
 Personally, I feel that it’s unwise.
 I’m afraid I can’t accept it.
 I don’t agree with you.
 It’s not the case.
 It’s not very nice.
 I don’t suppose so.
 You must be joking.

Part IV Oral Practice
Practice 1—Practice 5
Activity 1 Quick Response
Activity 2 Pair work
    Asking for Opinions & Suggestions
Learning Outcomes
1. Be familiar with the expressions for giving opinions
2. Be able to ask for opinions and respond to people’s different

Part I Warming Up
Intensive Listening Practice

Part II Active Listening
New words pre-listening
Section A
Dialogue & Exercises
Section B
Dialogue & Exercises & Passage
Section C

Part III Useful Expressions
Part A: Way to Speak
Asking for opinions                               giving opinions
What do you think of…?                             I think/believe/feel…
How do you feel about…?                            If you ask me,
What are your feelings about…?                     Personally, I think…
What’s your opinion of…?                          As I see it…
What are your views on…?                           In my view/opinion,
How do you like …?                                I’d just like to say…
Expressing Dissatisfaction
Well, to tell (you) the truth, I was a little disappointed.
Honestly,                      I wasn’t very pleased with it.
To be honest (with you),       it was (a little) disappointing.
I’m really annoyed with my teacher.
               upset with         my neighbors.
               mad at             my roommate.
               angry at
She’s always         giving us homework.
He’s constantly
He keeps on
Look at the following patterns
Expressing satisfaction
   That was a very good lecture.
               quite a
   I thought it was excellent.
         quite            happy
   I am very              satisfied      with it.
   It is very satisfactory.
Why don’t you mention it to her?
                   talk to her about it?
                   discuss it with him?
I don’t like it, I’m afraid.
This is not right, I’m afraid.
         not what I need, I’m afraid.
I am not quite happy with it.
           very satisfied

Part IV Oral Practice
Activity 1 Quick Response
Activity 2 Situational Dialogues
           Time-conscious Americans
Learning Outcomes
To know about cultural differences: American’s attitude about

I Understanding statements
   Task 1
 assess restless roadside        budget leisurely         significance
remain convention         replace     acute surroundings copper
conduct electricity       medium      at ease       serve as
eg. Sound travels through the medium of air.
She still has very acute hearing, though she is eighty years old.
acute pain(very great)
a sense of humor/sight/hearing/smell/taste/touch/duty/
Task 2
run out of                           account for
commit to +doing                     fall behind
in a rush(in a hurry)                nothing but
be supposed to                       rather than
due to

Listening & Speaking
I  According to the following key words, try to retell the story.
   Americans are particular about time. They treat it as something
real. They budget it, save it, waste it, and sometime steal it. Time is
precious resource.
    If you go to America for the first time, you’ll find that everyone
seems to be hurried and under a lot of pressure. City people always
hurried to the places they head for. They may elbow each other to
shop and hustle to have meals when eating out. Americans seldom
communicate with strangers for the sake of valuing time.
    Americans use some laborsaving devices to save time. Such as
faxes, phone call, computer and TV set, with which they can
communicate with each other easily.
    It is quite necessary to know how Americans value time if you
work or study in America.
II Listening, discussing and role-playing
    Many new arrivals to the States will miss a lot in this country.
For example, they will miss smiles, brief conversations, and small
exchanges with strangers. They will also miss the ritual interaction
that goes with a welcoming cup of tea or coffee that may be a
convention in their own country. They may miss leisurely business
chats in a restaurant or coffee house. Normally, Americans do not
assess their visitors in such relaxed surroundings over extended
small talk; much less do they take them out for dinner, or around
on the golf course while they develop a sense of trust. Since
Americans generally assess and enquire professionally rather than
socially, they start talking business very quickly. Time is, therefore,
ticking in their inner ear.
                            UNIT 2
Learning Outcomes
To master different kinds of expressions, when we talk about
distance, volume and temperature.
To know about a cross-culture marriage.
I Understanding statements
  Task 1
compromise        policy      mutual         former     expectation
overlook          resistance           tolerance        reservation
suspect       harsh        realistic
Task 2
ups and downs                        harbor
work out                             hesitate to
congratulation on                    go over

Listening & Speaking
I   According to the following key words, try to retell the story.
   Gail and I imagined a quiet wedding. During our two years
together we had experienced the usual ups and downs of a couple
learning to know, understand, and respect each other. But through
it all we had honestly confronted the weaknesses and strengths of
each other’s characters.
   Our racial and cultural differences enhanced our relationship
and taught us a great deal about tolerance, compromise, and being
open with each other. Gail sometimes wondered why I and other
blacks were so involved with the racial issue, and I was surprised
that she seemed to forget the subtler forms of racial hatred in
American society.
   Gail and I had no illusions about what the future held for us as a
married, mixed couple in America. The continual source of our
strength was our mutual trust and respect.
   We wanted to avoid the mistake made by many couples of
marrying for the wrong reasons, and only finding out ten, twenty,
or thirty years later that they were incompatible, that they hardly
took the time to know each other, that they overlooked serious
personality conflicts in the expectation that marriage was an
automatic way to make everything work out right.
II Listening, discussing and role-playing
   Cross-culture marriage is no longer uncommon in China since
the reform and opening policies of the 1980s. It is especially
popular in China’s biggest city, shanghai. According to statistics,
there were 3,000 marriages between Shanghai and foreign people in
1995 and the foreigners involved came from more than 50 different
countries. Shanghainese have a long tradition of marrying partners
from other countries.
   They have been in touch with foreign cultures much longer than
other Chinese, so it is easier for them to accept cultural differences
and to get along with foreigners. Unlike marriage based on love,
there are other intentions in cross-culture marriages. One is that
some young women think the easiest way to be able to live in other
countries is to marry a foreigner. However, obtaining passports this
way is not all lucky. For example, one woman didn’t know that her
husband was a farmer until she arrived in Japan. She not only had
to do a lot of housework but also had to pass her mother-in-law’s
reviews of her work.
                            UNIT 3
                 STUDYING ABROAD
Learning Outcomes
To know about something when we travel to another country or
study abroad.
I Understanding statements
   Task 1
routine    host   authority   illicit      certificate    stuff
enormous suitcase capacity temporary       insurance
Task 2
temporary            estimate   essential             accustom
economize                loan   complaint

Listening & Speaking
I   According to the following key words, try to retell the story.
       In recent years, studying abroad has flourished. Thousands of
scholars and students have gone to foreign countries to study. Many
people are sparing no effort in applying for going abroad.
     Attending schools abroad has many advantages. In the first
place, students who have studied abroad can act as mediators
between people of different cultures so as to promote international
understanding. Secondly, we can learn much more advanced
knowledge of science and technology from the foreign countries.
Thirdly, we can enjoy the contact with new and different cultures
so as to increase the awareness of our own culture. Fourthly, we can
learn a foreign language more quickly.
     However, studying abroad may have disadvantages such as
language barrier in the first few months or financial difficulties
before getting a scholarship. In spite of these, the advantages
greatly outweigh the disadvantages. It is advisable to attend schools
II Listening, discussing and role-playing
    Australia has been a popular choice for thousands of
international students over many years. Australia’s universities and
colleges have become increasingly recognized overseas for their
exceptionally high standard. In addition, Australia is conveniently
close to Southeast Asia. (Jakarta, the capital of Australia’s closest
Asian neighbor, Indonesia, is only 5,506 kilometers from Sydney).
Changed entrance methods for overseas students have made it
possible for an increasing number to study in Australia. Sydney, the
largest Australian city, is the main port of call for international
airlines with services operating to Australia.
                           UNIT 4
Learning Outcomes
To know about something about generation gap.
I Understanding statements
   Task 1
tobacco unnoticeable        chimney    poisonous
swallow      slim    quit
gain .. in weight      stuck
Task 2
form self-battering     get hooked on
insecticide self-injury injure        heroin
be starved of      sit by    effect work on

Listening & Speaking
I According to the following key words, try to retell the story.
     In December 1987, Margaret Gray, a 60-year-old decorator,
called her family doctor to complain about a nagging cough. Cough
medicine didn't help, and a few weeks later he suggested a chest X
ray. The report was a shock: lung cancer.
   “ I’ve never smoked a cigarette in my life,” says Margaret. But
her husband, Edward, had smoked at least a pack and a half a day
for the 40 years they were married. The truth was, for most of her
life Margaret had been breathing a lot of smoke.
   Soon after her diagnosis, Margaret had most of her left lung
removed. “ No one can say with absolute certainty what caused
Margaret’s cancer,” says Mr. David Carr, her doctor. “ But
knowing what science has discovered lately about secondhand
smoke, I’d say it’s by far the most likely culprit.”
II Listening, discussing and role-playing
     Children are said to be “flowers of our Motherland”. In our
country, children are taking very good care of. Special laws have
been issued to protect children. Thousands of schools have been set
up to make education available to all children. The party and the
government pay due attention to the growth of children because
they represent our bright future.
       Nowadays, the “one child per family” policy had been
practiced all over the country. So far the policy has been showing
positive effects. For example, parents have more time and energy to
look after their children, and as a result, children become healthier
and more intelligent. However, “the one child per family” policy
also has some side effects. For instance, a number of parents have
gone too far in raising their children. They try to satisfy every
demand of their spoiled kids, thus turning them into “flowers in the
nursery” that cannot bear any hardship or difficulty.
       It is time we should discuss and study the problem of
education children.
      Unit 5 Environmental protection
                throughout the world
Learning Outcomes
To master different kinds of expressions, when we talk about
happiness, unhappiness, worry, and anxiety.
To know about the environmental protection throughout the world
I Understanding statements
   Task 1
environmental       awareness       undertake initiative       cod
species       recover ambitious        preserve          ecological
diversity       tropical         colonize     severe       disaster
tax favor contaminate         biologically      explosive removal
struggle           shelter
gain … in weight       stuck
Task 2
concern oneself with
 regardless of
 spring up
 in response to
 aim at

Listening & Speaking
I According to the following key words, try to retell the story.
   In most parts of the world, environmental awareness does not
exist. The great majority of nations concern themselves with
economic development, regardless of its effect on the global ecology.
But in recent years, as environmental damage has increased, signs
of change have sprung up in various pockets around the world. The
following are a few examples of countries undertaking new
environmental initiatives.
II Listening, discussing and role-playing
    Brazil is the home of the world’s largest jungle rain forest, the
Amazon. For decades, the government sought to colonize and
develop the Amazon, bringing severe environmental disaster to the
area and its people. But in 1991, under pressure from
environmentalists around the world, Brazil reversed course. It
ended tax favors that had encouraged clearing of the Amazon rain
forest, and agreed to a plan to finance new forest protection
Film Appreciations
                      The Lion King
Part I Background Knowledge
The Lion King is a glorious animation that praises justice and love,
castigates evil and conspiracy, shows respect to the principle of the
circle of life, and discloses a philosophy of the whole life. After
viewing the film, I would like to share my impressions of this moving
animation from the notes taken in the class here.
Part II Movie Appreciation
Part III Classical Lines
Excerpt 1
MUFASA: Everything you see exists together, in a delicate balance. As
a king, you need to understand that balance, and respect all the
creatures—from the crawling ant to the leaping antelope.
SIMBA: But, Dad, don’t let me explain. When we die, our bodies
become the grass. And the antelope eat the grass. And so we are all
connected in the great Circle of Life.
Excerpt 2
SCAR: (Faking dismay) Oh dear, I’ve said too much…Well, I suppose
       you’d have found sooner or later, you being so clever and all…
       (pulling Simba near) Oh, just do me one favor —promise me
       you’ll never visit that dreadful place.
SIMBA: (Thinks) No problem.
SCAR: There’s a good lad. You run along now and have fun. And
       remember…it’s our litter secret.
Excerpt 3

MUFASA: (Sitting up, Simba now on his shoulder)Simba …Let me
            tell you something that my father told me …Look at the
            stars. The great kings of the past look down on us from
            those stars.
SIMBA: (Awed) Really?
MUFASA: Yes…So whenever you fell alone, just remember that those
            kings will always be there to guide you …And so will I.
Excerpt 4

SCAR: Morass’s death was a terrible tragedy; but to lose Simba, who
            had barely begun to live…
SCAR: …For me it is a deep personal loss. So it is with a heavy heart
            that I assume the throne. Yet, out of the ashes tragedy, we
            shall rise to greet the dawning of a new era…in which lion
            and hyena come together, in a great and glorious future!
Part IV Discussion
      1. Blood is thicker than water
This proverb is embodied thoroughly in this movie. Simba grows up
with the company of his parents' love. His mother Sarabi is gentle and
elegant. Although she is not mentioned frequently in the movie, but the
audience can infer that Simba' s good manner is owe to her utmost care.
While Simba' s father Mufasa is serious and mighty. He teaches his son
skills to survive – such as pouncing – and principle which would be
useful to Simba in his whole life, such as" There' s more to being a king
than getting your way all the time. " " As a king, you need to
understand that balance of life and respect all the creatures." " Being
brave doesn’t mean looking for trouble" and so on. Once realizing
Simba is in danger, Mufasa will run to rescue his son immediately. I
Believe that most of whom have seen the movie will be moved by this
scene: Mufasa runs to the gorge and saves Simba from being trampled
to death by the stampeding wildebeests, he leaps and dodges, comes
close to Simba, holds him in mouth and puts his son in a safer place.
But when he claws himself up the steep cliff side and tries to get on, he
is pushed back down into the gorge by Scar and died. What makes
Mufasa ignore the danger coming to him and run to rescue his son?
What makes the audience so moved and can' t help tearing? Yes, it is
the love of Mufasa, the truly and deeply love which is willing to be
given but for no feedback from a great father.
2. A friend in need is a friend indeed
Simba is in a loss after his father' s death. He runs away from the pride
lands and faints from exhaustion on an open plain. Fortunately, Pumbaa
and Timon save him just in time. They carry Simba to a shady place
and wait until the lion cub comes to, and then they keep Simba in their
place and share their problem- free philosophy with him, just as Timon
tells Simba" You should put your past behind you”. So the phrase"
Hakuna Matata" helps Simba to release from depression and self-
condemning, and their friendship makes Simba live happily there. Then
Simba' s another friend- Rafiki appears, he is glad to see Simba is still
alive, but at the same time, he also hopes Simba to exert himself and
take the responsibility to be the king again. So one day, Rafiki finds
Simba and leads Simba deep into the forest .He helps Simba to" see"
his father. The lion cub is inspired by the late king, and clears the
puzzle in his heart. Rafiki also conducts Simba to find a way to future
and to take his responsibility that owes to him. " The past can hurt, but
the way I see it you can either run from it or learn from it." Simba
chooses the latter and goes back to his kingdom to challenge Scar.
Surely his loyal friends-Timon, Pumbaa and Rafiki-all gather to help
him, just as Timon says: " If it' s important to you, we' re with you till
the end." They fight bravely, and defeat the evil Scar, clear the path for
Simba to be crowned king of Pride Rock at last. Conclusion can be
drawn that it is the firm friendship that supports Simba, makes him feel
that he is not alone, gives him strength and helps him to triumph.
3. The spirit of looking back bravely and forward hopefully
Before the truth uncovered, Simba thinks he himself leads to his
father’s death .He runs out of pride land, and runs from the past as
well .The voice of himself “What would it prove anyway? It won’t
change anything .You can’t change the past” dwelt on in his mind. But
under the help of Rafiki, Simba finally knows that he doesn’t have to
change the past. Since it had already happened, it’s no use to regrets
doing it, the wise way is just let it be, but not forgetting the experience
gained from it. So his Father’s words “You are more than what you
have become .You must take your place in the circle of life” rekindle in
Simba a long forgotten ambition to rule, finally he faces his past
bravely, gets the sense of responsibility and goes back to fight for his
kingdom with the help of his loyal company .The lion king’s rough
experience inspire me a lot. Surely, there are indeed many things that
makes us feel painful and fearful, but once they happened, they need to
be faced up instead of being avoided. What we should do is to make a
deep thought and decision about how to take the next positive step.
Maybe it will takes a long, hard time to make them, but it doesn’t
matter, because avoiding reality only means burdening one’s soul and
constraining one’s courage. Human beings need to go ahead because
there will be wilder prospects waiting to be explored .The past maybe
heavy and gray, but the future is bound to be hopeful and bright-as long
as you unload burden, pick up the spirit of “laughing in the face of
difficulty” and greet future positively and aggressively .So no matter
how long the pain would last, you should remember not to let the pain
disturb your normal and daily life too much, just arrange the mind and
take the first step bravely, then you will finally conquer the difficulties
and find you yourself have already stepped out of the gray past and
stride forward into the indefinite but surely hopeful future.
Part V Role-play
                             Ever After
Part I Background Knowledge

A unique 16th century woman, Danielle possesses a love of books, and
can easily quote from Sir Thomas More’s Utopia. An intriguing mix of
tomboyish athleticism and physical beauty, she has more than enough
charm to capture the heart of a prince ... after beaning him with an

This spirited "Cinderella" is certainly no victim - against all odds, she
stands up against a forceful and scheming stepmother, while honoring
her late and beloved father.

With her keen intelligence and independence, Danielle definitely is not
waiting around for the prince to rescue her; in fact, she often comes to
his aid, offering him guidance, and even saving the prince's life by
carrying him on her back.

When Danielle does receive help, it comes not from a "fairy
godmother," but from one of history's most renowned figures, Leonardo
da Vinci. And, while she does don a gorgeous pair of glass slippers, the
words "magic pumpkin" are not in her vocabulary.

This is not your grandmother's Cinderella.

Twentieth Century Fox presents A Mireille Soria Production, An Andy
Tennant Film, Drew Barrymore and Anjelica Huston in EVER AFTER.
The film also stars Dougray Scott and Jeanne Moreau. It is directed by
Andy Tennant from a screenplay by Susannah Grant and Andy Tennant
& Rick Parks. The film is produced by Mireille Soria and Tracey
Trench. The director of photography is Andrew Dunn, B.S.C., and the
production designer is Michael Howells. It is edited by Roger Bondelli,
A.C.E.. The co-producers are Kevin Reidy and Timothy M. Bourne.
Jenny Beavan is the costume designer, and music is by George Fenton.

There are approximately 500 versions of the Cinderella story in
circulation, making it the most famous tale in the world. The earliest
apparently originated in China where the preoccupation with tiny feet
found a highly satisfactory outcome in the search for someone who
could wear an exquisite, small glass slipper. Over hundreds of years the
story has been refined and reworked, whether as the French
"Cendrillon" or as the Brothers Grimm "Cinderella." It has, however,
been a story of a passive woman waiting for a strong, handsome (and
nearly silent) prince to rescue her. Until now. "I wanted to tell a very
different version of 'Cinderella' because I have two daughters," director
and co-screenwriter Andy Tennant explains. "I did not want them
growing up believing you have to marry a rich guy with a big house in
order to live happily ever after."

Intent on turning the tale on its tail, Tennant puts a whole new spin on
Cinderella's message. "Our story," the director explains, "says that
Cinderella's magic comes from within, not from some fairy
godmother." Tennant was never less than passionate about delivering a
realistic, different "Cinderella" to the screen. "EVER AFTER," he
insists, "is not a cartoon or fairytale - it's an adventure with a
completely unexpected attitude." He also insisted on giving the tale a
sense of logic, that there be specific reasons for certain actions and
choices. "This 'Cinderella' isn't a victim," Tennant states. "She stays on
in her father's house, after he dies, from choice. There are reasons given
for stepmother Rodmilla's appalling behavior. We also tried to provide
some realistic touches to the famous glass slippers and masked ball."

Part II Movie Appreciation
Part III Classical Lines
Excerpt 1

acqueline: A lady of breeding ought never to raise her voice...
            ...above the gentle hum of
Whispers: a whispering wind.
Baroness: Jacqueline, dear. Do not speak unless you can improve the
Marguerite: I was not shrill, I was resonant.
              A courtier knows the difference.
Baroness: I very much doubt your style of resonance would be
            permitted in the Royal Court.
Marguerite: I'm not going to the Royal Court, am I, Mother?
              No-one is. Except some Spanish pig they have the nerve to
              call a princess.
Baroness: Darling, nothing is final until you're dead.
            And even then I'm sure God negotiates.
            Why is there no salt on this table?
Excerpt 2

Danielle: A servant is not a thief, Your Highness...
            ...and those who are cannot help themselves.
Prince: Really?
       Well, then. By all means...
       ...enlighten us.
Danielle: If you suffer your people to be ill-educated and their manners
            corrupted from infancy...
            ...then punish them for those crimes to which their first
            education disposed them...
            ...what else is to be concluded, Sire...
            ...but that you first make thieves and then punish them?
Prince: Well, there you have it.
Release him.
Excerpt 3

Danielle: What did I do?
Marguerite: Think, Danielle.
              Think really hard.
Danielle: Prince Henry stole our horse this morning?
Baroness: Yes!
            And that would explain why he returned it this afternoon.
            How dare you let him surprise us like that?
Danielle: I'm sorry.
Baroness: Luckily for you,
            Marguerite turned in a beautiful performance.
            She and the Prince had quite an interlude.
Marguerite: I shouldn't be surprised if he drops by again.
Baroness: Come, come!
            I must know exactly what was said.
            The simplest phrase can have a thousand meanings.
            He said you were forceful. What did you say?
Danielle: L-I called him a thief, madam.
I did not recognize him.
Oh, Danielle.
You poor, little country girl.
Well, we must work extra hard to make sure the manor is spotless.
We cannot have a royal bottom sitting on a dirty chaise, can we?
What is he doing here?
Excerpt 4

Da Vinci: You learn to pay attention.
Prince: Then, let's say...
       ...God puts two people on earth...
       ...and they are lucky enough to find one another.
        But... one of them gets hit by lightning.
        Well, then what?
        Is that it?
        Or perchance you meet someone new and marry again.
        Is that the lady you should be with?
        Or was it the first?
        When the two of them are side by side, were they both the one
for you...
        ...and you just met the first one first?
        Or is the second one supposed to be first?
        And is everything just chance...
        ...or are some things meant to be?
Da Vinci: You cannot leave everything to fate, boy.
             She's got a lot to do.
             Sometimes you must give her a hand.
Prince: What's this project?
Da Vinci: Would you care to see if they work?
Excerpt 5
Danielle: I can explain.
King Francis: Well, someone had better!
Prince: First, you're engaged...
        ...and now you're a servant?
        I've heard enough.
Danielle: Henry, please!
Prince: Do not address me so informal, madam.
        I am a Prince of France.
          And you..
          ...are just like them.
Excerpt 6
Baroness: A woman would do practically anything for the love of her
            Your Majesties. Perhaps I did get a little carried away.
Marguerite: Mother, what have you done? Your Majesty, like you,
               I am just a victim here.
               She has lied to us both and I am ashamed to call her
Baroness: How dare you turn on me, you ingrate!
Marguerite: You see what I have to put with!
King: Silence, both of you! Good Lord. Are they always like this?

Part IV Discussion

   Legends of the screen, Barrymore and Huston, together for the first
time… no, not the great Johns -- Barrymore and Huston -- not even
Lionel Barrymore or Walter Huston. We're talking Drew and Anjelica,
descendants of Hollywood legends, majesty in their own right. How
appropriate it is that these two tackle another legend: the story of
Cinderella. And not only do they revisit the centuries-old tale, their
approach is nothing less than a re-animation of the story which turns
the passive servant girl into a proactive heroine: She becomes a lowly
charwoman who takes care of business instead of waiting for Prince
Charming to supply the happy ending. And wonder of all wonders, the
shoe fits -- not perfectly, mind you, there are some ungainly bunions
and calluses that chafe against the glass slipper, but the fit is sufficiently
graceful and reinvigorating to attract a new audience to keep company
with it during this fresh stroll around the old stomping grounds. The
tale is set in the 16th century and if there were any doubt as to the film's
targeting of the same adolescent crowd that made William
Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet such a galloping success, just check
out the diaphanous wings attached to the gown our Cinderella wears to
the big ball and see if they don't remind you at all of the costume worn
by Juliet to her big ball. In Ever After, Cinderella is cast as a French
maiden by the name of Danielle (Barrymore), and we're introduced to
her through a lagniappe of a wraparound story that stars Jeanne Moreau
as the several-generations-removed descendant of Danielle, who has
called the Grimm Brothers to her castle to set their storymaking straight.
Realism supplants magic in this new version; gone are the pumpkins
that turn into coaches and the mice that bippety-boppety-boo into
coachmen. Indeed, the role of the fairy godmother is played here by
Leonardo da Vinci (Godfrey) who, in a bit of a stretch, plays an
enlightened third-party protagonist who uses logic instead of magic to
help bring these two star-crossed kids together. Danielle, though
circumstances have made her a servant in her own home, is a
self-possessed lass -- articulate, well-read, and independent in thought
and action. Her stepmother (played with delicious hauteur by Huston) is
depicted less as an evil archetype than a venal woman of her times. The
two stepsisters as well are played with delightful verve by Dodds and
Lynskey (best known as Kate Winslet's sister in crime in Heavenly
Creatures), and other charming characterizations are rendered by West
and Parfitt as the king and queen and O'Brien as Danielle's scoundrelly
suitor. Barrymore seems at heart too much of a “modern gal” to pull off
the role of a 16th-century maiden with genuine believability, yet the
whole of the piece also suffers frequent historical lapses. Still, the
playful and well-meaning spirit of the film carries it through its shakier
moments of awkward narration and inscrutably busy camerawork.
Despite the unfortunately enfeebling, desaturated, excessively romantic,
and downright cheesy look of its trailers, Ever After turns out to be a
potent and imaginative retelling that proves Cinderella's timelessness
defies carbon-dating.
Part V Role-play
                     Sleepless in Seattle
Part I Movie Appreciation
Part II Classical Lines
Tagline: What if someone you never met, someone you never saw,
someone you never knew was the only someone for you?
      Memorable Quotes from the Movie:
      Plot Outline: It's Christmas Eve in Baltimore.Annie, who has just
been engaged to Walter, is driving on a dark street.She turns on the
radio and is so touched by the deep affection that the man talking on the
radio holds for his deceased spouse.All of a sudden, she knows what
love means- magic.
      [H: Hostess        S: Sam Baldwin       A: Annie Reed]
      H: Hello, Sam, this is Dr. Marsha Fieldstone on Network America.
If there was one question I was allowed to ask...
      S: Oh go ahead.
       H: People who truly loved once are far more likely to love
again.Sam, do you think there is someone out there you could love as
much as your wife?
      S: Well, Dr. Marsha Fieldstone, it's hard to imagine.
      H: Hmm... What are you going to do?
S: Well, I'm going to get out of bed every morning. Breath in and out all
day long, and then after a while I won’t have to remind myself to get
out of bed in the morning and breath in and out. And then after a while,
I won’t have to think about how I had it great and perfect for a while.
    H: Sam. Tell me what was so special about our wife?
    S: Well, how long is your program? Oh, well, it was a million tiny
little things. When you added them all up it just meant that we were
supposed to be together. And I knew it. I knew it the very first time I
touched her. It's like coming home. Only to no home I'd ever known. I
was just taking her hand to help her out of a car. And I knew it. It was
      (He pauses. Simultaneously, Sam and Annie utter the same word.)
S&A: Magic.
    H: Well folks, it's time to wrap it up. I'm Dr. Marsha Field- stone in
Chicago. And to all my listeners
  a magical and merry Christmas. And to you, Sleepless in Seattle, we
hope you'll call again soon and let us know how it's going.
  S: Oh you can count on it.

Part III Useful sentence
  1.Work hard! Work will save you. Work is the only thing that will see
you through this.
  2.You make millions of decisions that mean nothing and then one
day your order takes out and it changes your life.
  3.Destiny takes a hand.
  4.You know, you can tell a lot from a person’s voice.
  5.People who truly loved once are far more likely to love again.
  6.You know it’s easier to get killed by a terrorist than get married
  over the age of 40.
  7.You are the most attractive man I ever laid ears.
  8.Why would you want to be with someone who doesn’t love you?
   9.When you’re attracted to someone it just means that your
  subconscious is attracted to their subconscious, subconsciously. So
  what we think of as fate, is just two neuroses knowing they’re a
  perfect match.

Part IV Discussion
   What if someone you never met, someone you never saw, someone
you never knew was the only someone for you? Is it like a film? Yes, it
happened with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan in Sleepless in Seattle. It’s
partly right that some people say romance only happens in film, which
plays the role of satisfying the feeling of romance of people. We are so
busy that we neglect some valuable things of life, say, like love and
romance. And that is the reason we spend our time and money in theater.
After we spent one or two hours and tears were running over, when we
walked out of the dark theater and walked into the normal life, what is
the meaning of time and money we spent? only in theater can we
recollect the sense of love that we are losing, can we forget the boss and
so many things to worry about, can we, I mean, the poor single people,
know there is still a thing called love in the world! Destiny is something
we've invented because we can't stand the fact that everything that
happens is accidental. ... Some say that love is the honey of which life
is the flower; some say that is like a little boy who cries with smiles and
smiles with tears. It is meaningless that I repeat the story of sleepless in
Seattle. Generally, the film combines the destiny and accident. it makes
us believe that the story will go the way we think better even there
happened entrust and uncertainty; however, we are familiar with the
trick of Hollywood which the characters will go through a difficult way.
   But we are confident that they, eventually, will meet again, fall in
love again, because we are hard to bear that if there are so many ifs. if
they can not meet in Chicago, if the father and son didn't go back, if...
oh! We never think what's after. What happened to them after they
kissed? It’s not important because that there are many love films that
the good people have good endings. We hope they will have a good
sleep because it is harmful to our health lack of sleep. I like sleepless in
Seattle because of the sweet story, the handsome actor and beautiful
actress, the beautiful night of Seattle and Chicago. I am wondering we
can not make so touched film like sleepless in Seattle.

Part V Role-play

                          Forrest Gump
Part I Background Knowledge
Tom · Hanks has obtained the laurel of the best actor of Oscar for the
behavior in this film. This second movie emperor's money already that
he obtained in succession looks like. Success of < Forrest Gump>,
make Tom Hanks become one of the most popular movie stars in
Hollywood too. To Tom Hanks, those two years are the luckiest period
of time in his performing art careers.
Part II Movie Appreciation
Part III Classical Lines

Forrest: I could eat about a million and a half of these. My momma
always said, "Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what
you're gonna get."

Forrest: (voice-over) I had never seen anything so beautiful in my life.
She was like an angel.
Jenny: Well, are you gonna sit down, or aren't ya?

Jenny: Just run away, Forrest.
 Jenny: Run, Forrest!
 Forrest tries to run along the road, but his braces makes it impossible.
 He hobbles along as Jenny yells after him.
 Jenny: Run away! Hurry!

Jenny : Do you ever dream, Forrest, about who you're gonna be?
Forrest : Who I'm gonna be?
Jenny : Yeah.
Forrest : Aren't I going to be me?
Jenny: Well, you'll always be you, just another kind of you. You know?
I want to be famous.

Forrest: I can't keep it. I love you.
Jenny: Forrest, you don't know what love is. Jenny turns and looks
over the bridge.
Jenny: You remember that time we prayed, Forrest? We prayed for
God to turn me into a bird so I could fly far, far away?
Forrest: Yes, I do.
Jenny: You think I can fly off this bridge?
Forrest: What do you mean, Jenny?
Jenny: Nothing. Jenny turns and looks at the light of an approaching
vehicle. She steps into the street.
Jenny: I gotta get outta here. Jenny runs and flags down the
approaching vehicle.
Forrest: But wait. Jenny!
Jenny: Forrest, you stay away from me, okay? You just stay away from
me, please. A pickup truck pulls over as Jenny looks at the driver.
Jenny: Can I have a ride?
Jenny: Listen, you promise me something, okay? Just if you're ever in
trouble, don't try to be brave, you just run, okay? Just run away.
Forrest: Okay. Jenny, I'll write you all the time.

Bubba: You ever been on a real shrimp boat?
Forrest: No, but I been on a real big boat.
Bubba: I'm talking about a shrimp catching boat. I've been working on
shrimp boats all my life. I started out my uncle's boat, that's my
mother's brother, when I was about maybe nine. I was just looking into
buying a boat of my own and got drafted. My given name is Benjamin
Buford Blue.

Part IV Discussion
<Forrest Gump> Film review Forrest Gump who is unfortunately to be
born with a lower IQ and the muscle problem, usually, people always
think this kind of person can't be successful in doing anything. But,
instead, this unlucky man has achieved lots of incredible success; he is
a football star, a war hero, and later a millionaire!
In the contention of the best picture of the 67th Oscar Award in 1995,
film <Forrest Gump> have got six Grand Prizes , such as the best
picture , the best actor , the best achievement in directing , adapting
drama , the best achievement in film editing and the best visual effect
best etc. at one blow . The film was passed to a intellectual disturbance
person the description of life has reflected every aspect of U.S.A.'s life,
important incident of social political life make and represent to these
decades such as U.S.A. from one unique angle. Film adapt
Winston · novel of the same name of Groom since. Only the original
work is that one is full of fantastic novels with a satiric flavor, but the
film modifies and beautifies the story. Have abandoned the absurdity of
the original work and revealed that satirizes meaning, have added a
kind of tender feeling for the film. This undoubtedly makes the film suit
audience and judging panel's taste even more, but has sacrificed the
struggle spirit of the rebel of the original work, make the film become
one kind and idealize ethical symbol.
Forrest Gump mould incarnation of virtue is honest keeping one's word,
conscientiously, brave paying attention to motioning among film. In the
film, Forrest Gump is a very pure image, but Jenny has become the
degenerate symbol. And write the great discrepancy originally in this.
To all that narrated, since beginning all behave with a kind of tender
feeling and well-meaning attitude after all for the film, having even
joined poesy composition, this makes the film seem soft and have no
injury. The film advocates to traditional moral concept and embodiment.
Make film apt to accept by people, director superb lay out skill and film
application of language make the film very attractive too. Success with
commercial for film content of the film has given security, and the
treatment on director's art makes the film more excellent, this is reason
that the film succeeds. It was the box-office hits the most in that year to
become U.S.A. in < Forrest Gump>.

Part V Role-play

                                    Jane Eyre
Part I An introduction to “Jane Eyre”
Jane Eyre is a young orphan being raised by Mrs. Reed, her cruel, wealthy aunt. A
servant named Bessie provides Jane with some of the few kindnesses she receives,
telling her stories and singing songs to her. One day, as punishment for fighting
with her bullying cousin John Reed, Jane’s aunt imprisons Jane in the red-room,
the room in which Jane’s Uncle Reed died. While locked in, Jane, believing that
she sees her uncle’s ghost, screams and faints. She wakes to find herself in the
care of Bessie and the kindly apothecary Mr. Lloyd, who suggests to Mrs. Reed
that Jane be sent away to school. To Jane’s delight, Mrs. Reed concurs.

Once at the Lowood School, Jane finds that her life is far from idyllic. The
school’s headmaster is Mr. Brocklehurst, a cruel, hypocritical, and abusive man.
Brocklehurst preaches a doctrine of poverty and privation to his students while
using the school’s funds to provide a wealthy and opulent lifestyle for his own
family. At Lowood, Jane befriends a young girl named Helen Burns, whose strong,
martyrlike attitude toward the school’s miseries is both helpful and displeasing to
Jane. A massive typhus epidemic sweeps Lowood, and Helen dies of consumption.
The epidemic also results in the departure of Mr. Brocklehurst by attracting
attention to the insalubrious conditions at Lowood. After a group of more
sympathetic gentlemen takes Brocklehurst’s place, Jane’s life improves
dramatically. She spends eight more years at Lowood, six as a student and two as
a teacher.

After teaching for two years, Jane yearns for new experiences. She accepts a
governess position at a manor called Thornfield, where she teaches a lively
French girl named Adèle. The distinguished housekeeper Mrs. Fairfax presides
over the estate. Jane’s employer at Thornfield is a dark, impassioned man named
Rochester, with whom Jane finds herself falling secretly in love. She saves
Rochester from a fire one night, which he claims was started by a drunken servant
named Grace Poole. But because Grace Poole continues to work at Thornfield,
Jane concludes that she has not been told the entire story. Jane sinks into
despondency when Rochester brings home a beautiful but vicious woman named
Blanche Ingram. Jane expects Rochester to propose to Blanche. But Rochester
instead proposes to Jane, who accepts almost disbelievingly.
The wedding day arrives, and as Jane and Mr. Rochester prepare to exchange their
vows, the voice of Mr. Mason cries out that Rochester already has a wife. Mason
introduces himself as the brother of that wife—a woman named Bertha. Mr.
Mason testifies that Bertha, whom Rochester married when he was a young man
in Jamaica, is still alive. Rochester does not deny Mason’s claims, but he explains
that Bertha has gone mad. He takes the wedding party back to Thornfield, where
they witness the insane Bertha Mason scurrying around on all fours and growling
like an animal. Rochester keeps Bertha hidden on the third story of Thornfield and
pays Grace Poole to keep his wife under control. Bertha was the real cause of the
mysterious fire earlier in the story. Knowing that it is impossible for her to be with
Rochester, Jane flees Thornfield.

Penniless and hungry, Jane is forced to sleep outdoors and beg for food. At last,
three siblings who live in a manor alternatively called Marsh End and Moor
House take her in. Their names are Mary, Diana, and St. John (pronounced
“Sinjin”) Rivers, and Jane quickly becomes friends with them. St. John is a
clergyman, and he finds Jane a job teaching at a charity school in Morton. He
surprises her one day by declaring that her uncle, John Eyre, has died and left her
a large fortune: 20,000 pounds. When Jane asks how he received this news, he
shocks her further by declaring that her uncle was also his uncle: Jane and the
Riverses are cousins. Jane immediately decides to share her inheritance equally
with her three newfound relatives.

St. John decides to travel to India as a missionary, and he urges Jane to
accompany him—as his wife. Jane agrees to go to India but refuses to marry her
cousin because she does not love him. St. John pressures her to reconsider, and
she nearly gives in. However, she realizes that she cannot abandon forever the
man she truly loves when one night she hears Rochester’s voice calling her name
over the moors. Jane immediately hurries back to Thornfield and finds that it has
been burned to the ground by Bertha Mason, who lost her life in the fire.
Rochester saved the servants but lost his eyesight and one of his hands. Jane
travels on to Rochester’s new residence, Ferndean, where he lives with two
servants named John and Mary.

At Ferndean, Rochester and Jane rebuild their relationship and soon marry. At the
end of her story, Jane writes that she has been married for ten blissful years and
that she and Rochester enjoy perfect equality in their life together. She says that
after two years of blindness, Rochester regained sight in one eye and was able to
behold their first son at his birth.

Part II Movie Appreciation
Part III Classical Lines
Dr. Rivet: You know what duty is, don’t you? Duty is what you have to
do, even when you don’t want to do it. I didn’t want to go out in a
snowstorm to visit a sick child, but I know I have to go because it’s my
duty. Now, what is your duty, Jane?
Jane: I don’t know.
Dr. Rivet: Yes, you do, Jane. In your heart you know perfectly well.
Your duty is to prepare yourself to do God’s work in the world, isn’t
that true? And who can do God’s work? An ignorant woman or an
educated one? Yes, you know the answer to that. And where can you
get an education, Jane? Where?
Jane: Adele has had so little love. I shall try to make up for it.
Rochester: Are you always drawn to the loveless and unfriended?
Jane: When it’s deserved.
Rochester: Would you say that my life deserved saving?
Jane: I shall be distressed if harm came to you, sir.
Rochester: But you did save my life tonight. I should like to thank you
for it. At least shake hands. I know you’ll do me good in some way,
some time. Good night, Jane.
Jane: Goodnight, sir.
Rochester: Yes, Jane, it’s a long way. When you get there I shall
probably never see you again. We’ve been good friends, Jane, haven’t
Jane: Yes, sir.
Rochester: Even good friends may be forced to part. Let’s make the
most of what time is left us. Let us sit here in peace. Even though we
should be destined never to sit here again. Sometimes I have a queer
feeling with regard to you, Jane. Especially when you’re near me as
now. It’s as if I had a string somewhere under my left rib. Tightly and
inextricably knotted to a similar string situated in a corresponding
corner of your little frame. And if we should have to be parted,……
That cord of community will be snapped. Kind of a nervous notion I
should take to bleeding inwardly. As for you, you’d forget me.
Jane: That I never will, sir. You know that. I see the necessity of going
but it’s like……Looking on the necessity of death.
Rochester: Where do you see that necessity?
Jane: In your bride.
Rochester: What bride? I have no bride.
Jane: But you will have!
Rochester: Yes, I will, I will.
Jane: Do you think I could stay here becoming nothing to you? You
think because I’m poor and obscure and plain that I’m soulless and
heartless? I have as much soul as you and fully as much heart. And if
God had gifted me with wealth and beauty I should have made it as
hard for you to leave me as if is now for me to leave you. There, I’ve
spoken my heart now let me go.
Rochester: I’m over with Blanche. It’s you I want. Answer me Jane,
quickly. Say:” Edward, I’ll marry you.” Say it, Jane. Say it!
Jane: I want to read your face!
Rochester: Read quickly. Say:” Edward, I’ll marry you.”
Jane: Edward, I’ll marry you.
Rochester: God pardon me.

Part IV Discussion
Jane Eyre — A Beautiful Soul
Jane Eyre, is a poor but aspiring, small in body but huge in soul,
obscure but self-respecting girl. After we close the covers of the book,
after having a long journey of the spirit, Jane Eyre, a marvelous figure,
has left us so much to recall and to think:
We remember her goodness: for someone who lost arms and blinded in
eyes, for someone who despised her for her ordinariness, and even for
someone who had hurt her deeply in the past.
We remember her pursuit of justice. It’s like a companion with the
goodness. But still, a virtuous person should promote the goodness on
one side and must check the badness on the other side.
We remember her self-respect and the clear situation on equality. In her
opinion, everyone is the same at the God’s feet. Though there are
differences in status、in property and also in appearance, but all the
human being are equal in personality.
We also remember her striving for life, her toughness and her
When we think of this girl, what she gave us was not a pretty face or a
transcendent temperament that make us admire deeply, but a huge
charm of her personality.
Actually, she wasn’t pretty, and of course, the ordinary appearance
didn’t make others feel good of her, even her own aunt felt disgusted
with it. And some others even thought that she was easy to look down
on and to tease, so when Miss Ingram met Jane Eyre, she seemed quite
contemptuous, for that she was obviously much more prettier than ‘the
plain and ugly governess’. But as the little governess had said: ‘Do you
think, because I am poor, obscure, plain, and little, I am soulless and
heartless? You think wrong!’ This is the idea of equality in Jane Eyre’s
mind. God hadn’t given her beauty and wealth, but instead, God gave
her a kind mind and a thinking brain. Her idea of equality and
self-respect impress us so much and let us feel the power inside her
In my mind, though a person’s beauty on the face can make others once
feel that one is attractive and charming, if his or her mind isn’t the same
beautiful as the appearance, such as beauty cannot last for, when others
find that the beauty which had charmed them was only a falsity, it’s not
true, they will like the person no more. For a long time, only a person’s
great virtue, a noble soul, a beautiful heart can be called as AN
EVERLASTING BEAUTY, just as Kahill Gibran has said, that ‘Beauty
is a heart enflamed and a soul enchanted’. I can feel that how beauty
really is, as we are all fleshly men, so we can’t distinguish whether a
man is of nobleness or humbleness, but fleshly men, so we can’t
distinguish whether a man is of nobleness or humbleness, but as there
are great differences in our souls, and from that, we can know that
whether a man is noble or ordinary, and even obscure, that is, whether
he is beautiful or not.
Her story makes us thinking about life and we learn much from her
experience, at least, that is a fresh new recognition of the real beauty.

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