• 授课教师：穆 艳
•学 科：英 语
• 班 级：英语护理班
What is success?
成功 (n.) success 意思是 mean
(a.) successful 权力 power
(v.) succeed 成就(n.) achievement
文章 article 完成、获得(v.) achieve
出现 appear 混淆 confuse
信息、情报 information 相等的、等同的 equal
印刷 print 尊敬 respect
出版 publish 智慧的 intelligent
定义 definition 报酬 reward
1、Read and understand the text.
She is said…
I wish that
a large number of
a great many
confuse … with
the use of general form and perfect form of infinitive
※※2、Discuss and state your opinion about success simply.
Analyse the Text
What is success?
Ann Landers’ articles appear every day in a large
number of newspapers. She is said to have thousands
of readers. People write to tell her their problems, to
ask for help, and sometimes to ask her to pass on
information to other readers. Each day the newspapers
print a few of these letters with Ann’s answers. Here is
1、She is said to have thousands of readers.
① She is said… 相当于It is said that she has thousands of
readers.或People say that she has thousands of readers.
It is reported (thought, believed, announced, etc.)
② 本句的动词不定式用的是一般式(to do)，表示的动作与谓
e.g. We are glad to see her back.
He asked me to help him with his homework.
不定式用完成式(to have done)
e.g. It’s nice to have met you.
He is said to have invented the machine by himself.
According to Layer 1
1、What does Ann Landers do ? Why ?
2、Is Ann Landers a popular writer ? Why ?
3、What are the readers’ purposes to write to her ?
4、How to understand the last sentence “Here
is an example.”?
Dear Ann Landers:
A long time ago you published an article
about success. Will you please run it again?
e.g. ①Is that film still running?
②His play is running in New York now and I hope it
runs for years.
③The novel has run into ten editions.
According to Layer 2
What is Southern Banker’s purpose for
writing this letter ?
Success is a word with a thousand definitions. For some it
means power; for others it is fame or great achievements. A
great many people confuse success with money. But my mail
shows clearly [that there are thousands of rich people (who have
“failed”) and / an equal number of “successes” (who don’t have
much in the bank).] The following definition of success was sent
to me by a reader. △ I wish I had written it.
I wish that 是表示“愿望”的交际用语。宾语从句中的that
e.g. I wish I were a bird.
I wish I had her telephone number.
e.g. I wish I had stayed at home yesterday.
e.g. I wish he would try again.
He wishes I would help him.
According to Layer 3
1、Do you think success is a simple topic ? Why ?
2、How do people usually think of success ?
3、What’s Ann Landers’ opinion about success?
How do you understand it ?
4、What proofs does Ann Landers use to support her
opinion ? Why ?
To laugh often and
To win the respect of intelligent
persons and the love of children,
To give of oneself without
any thought of reward,
To find the best in others,
To enjoy beauty,
To have played, laughed,
To have achieved something:
brought up a child, or grown a
To know [that at least one life has been happier
or better (because you have lived) ],
This is to have succeeded.
What’s the profound meaning of the reader’s
definition about success ?
Can you use simple words to cover the
definitions of success ?
Look at the pictures and state your opinion about success.
Somebody did a golden deed; 某人做了件闪光的好事；
Somebody proved a friend in need; 某人证明是患难之交；
Somebody sang a beautiful song; 某人唱了首美丽的歌曲；
Somebody smile the whole day long; 某人脸上终日挂着微笑；
Somebody thought, “Tis sweet to live”; 某人想：“生活着多么甜”；
Somebody said, “I’m glad to give”; 某人说：“我乐于作奉献”；
Somebody fought a valiant fight; 某人曾英勇地进行战斗；
Somebody lived to shield the right; 某人一生都在捍卫正义；
Was that “somebody” you? 这个“某人”可是你？