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					  Unit 3 The Present

They say that blood is thicker than water, that
   our relatives are more important to us than
 others. Everyone was so kind to the old lady
  on her birthday. Surely her daughter would
    make an even bigger effort to please her?
      Unit 3 The Present
1. Useful Expressions
     2. Text Interpretation
          3. Word Family
              4. Sentence Structure
              5. Translation Practice
          6. Reading Skill
     7. Guided Writing
8. Homework
 Useful Expressions

   难得/偶尔                On rare occasions
   铜牌                   Bronze medal
 老年人口                   Aged population
   to one's heart's content  心满意足

   首要原因                 Primary reason
   包办婚姻                 Arranged marriage
 Useful Expressions

   小手术                   A minor operation
   funeral home          殡仪馆
   efficiency wage       计件/效率工资
   endurance exercise    耐力训练
   beauty spot           痣,风景区
   一串钥匙                  A bunch of keys
 Useful Expressions

   official seal    公章
   一阵失望的痛楚          A pang of disappointment
   勉强的微笑            A reluctant smile
 To and fro         来回地
   撕成碎片             Tear … into little bits

   做出更大努力           Make a bigger effort
 Text Interpretation

1.   Warm-up questions
2.   Global analysis
3.   Detailed reading
4.   Picture talk
5.   Inspiring quotations
1. Warm-up questions

    Related topics
    1)   What is the best present you have ever received?
    2)   Tell us one of your unforgettable birthdays?
    3)   Have you ever given your parents presents?
    4)   Do you think you truly understand your
         parental love?

    Content questions (53)
2. Global analysis

◆ What type is the text?
  A narration              记叙文 a movie
  B description            描述文 a picture
  C exposition             说明文 a lecture
  D argumentation          议论文 a debate

◆ Whatpattern is the text organized in?
 A problem-solution 问题-解决
 B cause-effect         因果
 C general-specific     总-分
 D time / sequence      时间 / 顺序
2. Global analysis

     Basic elements for the story
      Setting      80th birthday, second floor flat
     Characters    She, daughters, neighbors, son-in-law
       Plot        Expected a present, but disappointed
      Climax      Tore the present into little bits
    Point of view The third person
    Chronology Chronological structure
     Flashback     Recalled what happened 2 years ago
      Theme        Blood is thicker than water.
2. Global analysis

     Changes of her actions and feelings
    Changes                 Evidence
    Expect    Up early, sure of sth, best dress, might come
    Concede   Even if, send a present
     Expect   Brightened, excited, watching, beat fast

Disappoint A pang of disappointment
    Concede   The parcel too large to come by the post
Disappoint Reluctantly, trembling, tore into bits
2. Global analysis

       Part division

Parts Paras                   Main Ideas

    1     1-2    Got up early to be ready for the post

    2     3-12   Expected the arrival of Myra (‘s present)

    3    13-21   Received the present and tore it
     3. Detailed reading

1.    Her husband had been made Mayor, and Myra
      herself had got a medal for her work for the aged.
2.    … a school / turned round the corner
3.    I’ve arranged for Mrs. Morrison to look after you.
4.    Two years ago that was. (more in Para 20)
5.    … another decade lived or endured just as you
      chose to look at it.
6.    The old lady was sure of that.
     3. Detailed reading

7.    Two spots of color brightened her cheeks.
8.    She stood by the window, watching.
9.    Her heart beat fast.
10.   The fourth was sealed, in Myra’s writing.
11.   The parcel was too large to come by letter post.
12.   That was it.
13.   Folded in the card was a piece of paper.
14.   …fluttered like a bird with a broken wing.
4. Picture talk




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                  ③       ④
5. Inspiring quotations

1. To love our parents is the first law of nature.
  爱父母是自然的首要法则。
2. We never know the love of our parents for us till we
   养儿方知父母恩。                     have become parents.

3. All I am, or can be, I owe to my angel mother.
  我之所有,我之所能,都归功于我天使般的母亲。
4. How sharper than a serpent's tooth is to have a thank
   逆子无情甚于蛇蝎。                                  -less child.
 Word Family

   Postmaster, rarely, occasionally, mayoress,
    medalist, award, content, secondary, fundamental,
    arrangement, preparation, major, cooperative,
    dressing/writing table, wedding, effective, century,
    millennium, bear, last, spotless, lighten, bundle,
    minty, slippery, seal, bang, appointment, unwilling,
    bend, shudder
   IV. Enriching your word power (54-57)
 Sentence Structure


   The parcel was too large to (so large that it
    couldn’t ) come by letter post.

   Johnnie said he would not go out to play until
    (only after) the post had come.
  Translation Practice

1.   The famous actor seemed content to play a minor part
     in the play.
2.   National Day is round the corner. Let’s give our
     bedroom a thorough clean.
3.   She agreed, very reluctantly, to be operated on by a
     young doctor.
4.   They’ve arranged for us to visit the Great Wall
     tomorrow. I’m sure we’ll have a good time there.
 Translation Practice

5.   After reading the letter the old man was so disappointed
     that he tore it into little bits with trembling fingers.
6.   The old couple were pound of their grandson, who got two
     gold medals and a bronze at the 28th Olympic Games.
7.   Even if his grandmother could not come to his birthday
     party, she would send him a lovely present. Tom was sure
     of that.
8.   It was Mary’s twentieth birthday yesterday. Her father
     sent her a pair of boots. Her mother bought her a box of
     chocolates. And here boyfriend brought her a bunch of
     roses.
 Reading Skill

   Reading in thought groups
    While making constant efforts to improve
    your reading comprehension, you should
    try consciously to increase your reading
    speed. And to read in thought groups is an
    easy, yet effective way of picking up speed
    and fluency. (61)
 Guided Writing

   Using subordinating clauses
    It is true that being terse is one of the most important
    principles in writing. But, it does not mean that you
    should always write simple and short sentences,
    which would make your writing too monotonous. It
    is advisable to use longer and more complex sentence
    patterns now and then in order to achieve variation.
    Subordination is just one way of doing that.


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 Homework

    Review
    Preview
    Recitation
    Fast reading
    Sentences
    Learning journal

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