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									    Unit 5 The English Countryside
   Part I Listening and Speaking Activities

   Part II Reading Comprehension and Language Activities

   Part III Extended Activities
Part I Listening and Speaking Activities
      Part I Listening and Speaking Activities

       Introduction of functions
    Introduction of
       Listen and speak
    functions more
       Try to speak

       Make your speak
    Listen and own dialogue
       to speak for?
    TryWhat are theymore
    Make your own
    What are they for?
 Introduction of functions
Ask for an opinion
• I’d like to have your view/opinion on
• Do you have any opinion/comments on…
• Do you have any particular views on
• What’s your opinion of …
• How do you feel/think of …
• Will it do if both of them have full-time jobs?
• I think... What do you feel? / What’s your
  view/opinion? / What do you think of it?
• How do you see things like …?
• I don’t think much of … , do you?
• Sb wants to.... What do you say?
    Listen and speak
    Listen to the conversation
    and tick the correct answer to each question.

What’s John’s preference about living in the city or the
  Key: a
What does John think of the large population in the city?
  Key: c
What is John’s opinion of the pollution problem in the city?
  Key: b
What are the good points about city people, according to
  Key: a
Try to speak more

Either say, According to someone or In someone’s
   opinion. Don’t say according to someone’s
Opinion is often used as a count noun when it
   means personal ideas or beliefs about a
   particular subject/matter/ person.
break one’s back (to do sth.): work very hard (to
   achieve sth.)
  Make your own dialogue

Use the following cues to make a dialogue. (Turn
  to page 62)
The following picture are two pictures of men who
  are bored with their present lives. They hope to
  have a change. Now, work with your partner to
  discuss some possible attractions that could be
  recommended to them. (Turn to page 62)
 What are they for?

Key: 1.d 2.b 3.g 4.f 5.c 6.e

 If you want to learn more

  Key: a.2 b.1   c.7 d.6 e.3 f.4 g.5
        Part II Reading Comprehension
Part II and Language ActivitiesLanguage Activ
         Reading Comprehension and
        Pre-reading Tasks
      Notes Pre-reading Tasks
      Translation
      Comprehension work work
             Language work (A, B, C)
      Language work (A, B, C)
Part II Reading Comprehension and
Language Activities
  Pre-reading Tasks
    Name some of the factors which could
     make a village a beautiful place.
    What could be the typical characteristics
     of the English countryside? Tick the
     words and phrases that you think
     represent scenes of the English
     countryside.                      Text
      The English Countryside
       Most Englishmen, if only because of the natural
formation of their island, are essentially more at home
in the lowlands than on the heights. The popular idea of
an English village is of one in a valley, where it can be
overlooked from the hills, clustered about its ancient
church; and similarly, the general conception of a farm
in this country is of a more or less commodious
        Turn to valley, sheltered by ample trees,
homestead in a p.64, and listen to the text. with
broad fields like open hands stretched out to receive
the sun, and a river flowing not far away. There is
always a river not far away, in England; and although,
judged by Continental standards, our rivers may for the
most part be small and insignificant, they are perhaps
more intimately known for that.
 The English Countryside
     Certainly they are not the kind about which
national songs are composed, as in the case of the
Rhine or the Danube or the Volga; but at least they
are the kind in which a boy can bathe and in which
(even today) a farmhand can tickle an occasional
trout. They permit of such homely occupations as
the gathering of watercress or the growing of osiers
for basket weaving; and although the mill-wheels
they once turned are silent now and weed-clogged,
men still lean over the weirs on summer evenings
and watch the swallows cross the clear water under
the bridges. Such rivers, insignificant as they may
be, influence the lives of those who live near them
in the most subtle and sensuous way.
              The English
     For some time I lived in a cottage on the
western edge of the Cotswolds. In front of my
garden a meadow---itself a garden of cowslips in
spring and a haunt of bee-archives that fell with the
swaths of grass in summer---dipped down to the
Severn Valley. Standing at my door, I could see
across the lowland orchards and pastures to the
Malvern on the one hand and to the Welsh mountains
on the other. Those far blue ridges might be hidden
by mist or cloud from time to time; but seldom was
there a day when I could not clearly follow the
course of the river down to its wide muddy estuary.
Year in, year out, the Severn was part of my view; It
was even part of my consciousness.
if only:
1) used to express a wish with reference to
present or future time;
2) used to express a wish that past events had
been different
 If only I were rich.
  If only it would stop raining.
 If only I had gone by taxi.
/be at home in/with:
eel comfortable in a place or with a person

              Make yourself at home!
              After a while we began to
                 feel at home with each
stretch out: to put out your hand, foot etc
in order to reach something

1. The little boy stretched out his arm to take the
   candies on the top of the shelf.
2. She stretched her neck up to find her lost sister in
   the crowd.
for the most part:
 usually; in general;
 used to say that something is generally true
but not completely true
For the most part, she is a well-behaved child.
For the most part, people seemed pretty friendly.
t of: (esp. in negative sentences) admit sth. as possible

                         The situation does
                           not permit of delay.
 haunt: n. a place that someone likes
 to go to often

The library is a favorite haunt of college
a haunt of criminals
但那小河流向宽阔、多泥的河口, 我总是能够看得清
Comprehension work (Questions for discussion )
1. Where do the majority of Englishmen
   prefer to live?

2. What is the popular idea of an English

3. What is the general conception of an
   English farm?

4. Compare with rivers on the Continent,
   what are the English rivers like?
Comprehension work (Questions for
                discussion )
5. How do these rivers influence the lives of people
   who live near them?

6. Where did the writer once live?

7. What could he see from his doorway?

8. Why couldn’t he see the mountains in the

9. Could he always follow the course of the Severn
   with his eyes?

10. What effect did the Severn produce on the writer?
Language work (A, p. 66)
1. subjects, course, ample

2. stretch out, overlook, lowland

3. valley, clustered, occupations

4. homestead, sheltered

5. farm-hands, haunt

6. influenced, subtle, consciousness
      Language work (B, p.66)
1. When we lived in the country, we had a
   commodious house.

2. Each individual's contribution to the fund seemed
   insignificant, but the total sum was very large

3. Many women in the countryside still carry on such
   homely crafts as making jam and weaving baskets.

4. I could not fully understand the lecture because
   the speaker made a number of subtle distinctions.
   Language work (B, p.66)
5. A poet often has the ability to convey
  to his readers his own sensuous

6. When the birds were set free, they
  flew out of the cage and looked very
  much at home in the trees.

7. The rainforest in this tropical area is
  for the most part dark and wet.

8. The new software permits faster
  processing of data by the computer.
Language work (C, p.67)

1. a. Shewas born in the US, but she is
   essentially more Chinese than American.

  b. Richard is essentially a soft, caring
   person, although he looks quite tough.

  c. John is essentially more a scholar
   than a politician.
 Language work (C, p.67)
2. a. After the accident, she became
  more or less handicapped, and lost
  her job in the factory.

    b. The new student seems more or
  less familiar with the subject, so let
  him join the discussion.

    c. The children in the mountainous
  village grow up more or less in
Language work (C, p.67)
3. a. Judged  by national standards, the
   so-called "Great Hotel” is only a small

  b. Judged by modern moral standards,
   Songjiang's reconciliation with the
   government is sensible in some

  c. Judged   by Chinese standards, these
   rivers are only small creeks.
     Language work (C, p.67)
4. a. Some new scientific advances may have
   unpleasant side effects, as in the case of the
   nuclear radioactivity.

      b. Some big rivers are often regarded as the
   origins of human civilization, as in the case of
   the Huanghe River and the Nile.

     c. Many scientific discoveries come out in
   dreams, as in the case of the sewing machine.
Language work (C, p.67)
 5. a. Walking down the road, we can see sharply
    contrasting views, tall and new buildings on the
    one hand, old and shabby houses on the other.

       b. Looking out of the window, you can see
    snowy mountains on the one hand and an icy
    river on the other.

    c. Going through the students writing, the
    teacher discovered how creative the students
    were on the one hand, but how poor their basic
    writing skills were on the other.
     Language work (C, p.67)
6. a. Nobody would mind the lecture being
   interrupted with interesting questions from
   time to time.

    b. We would stop and ask for directions
   from time to time, as we were in a new city.

   c. The white sails of the fishing boats are
   obscured from time to time by mist and
Part III Extended Activities

   Dictation
   Read more
   Grammar work
   Word formation
   Vocabulary work
   Translation
   Part III Extended Activities

Read more
Grammar work
Word formation
Vocabulary work
   Script of the Dictation
       There is no place like the English countryside for
    those who love it: its firm yet gentle lines of hills and
    valleys, its ordered confusion of features, its parks and
    lowland, its ancient castles and houses, its cottages
    and churches, its farms and trees, its pools and ponds
    and shining rivers – all present a peaceful and lovely
    sight. Much of the countryside is of course farmland
    but there are often paths through the fields, called
    public footpaths, which you can walk along. It is good
    for people to walk through such a land, forgetting for
    a time all the worries of the world, and become just
    happy wanderers in a world of pleasant breezes and
    song-birds and shady trees.
         Read more
 Choose the best answer
   1.b 2. b 3.c 4.a 5.c

 Topic for discussion
  1. What is the nature of a true village?
  2. What causes the change of the
     nature of the village?
  3. Is the change for the better or worse
     in your opinion?
Grammar work
 1. Original: I want to buy a thriller because I
    love to be excited and thrilling in reading.
     Correct: I want to buy a thriller because I
    love to be excited and thrilled in reading.

 2. Original: Everybody is pleased to the results.
    Correct: Everybody is pleased at the results.

 3. Original: The old lady was really shocking at
    the terrible mess in the house.
     Correct: The old lady was really shocked at
    the terrible mess in the house.
                Grammar work
4. Original: It is quite annoyed to interrupt one’s talk.
   Correct: It is quite annoying to interrupt one’s talk.

5. Original: Local people are disturbing at the news that a
   wild animal is still at large.
   Correct: Local people are disturbed at the news that a
   wild animal is still at large.

6. Original: Are you satisfactory with the design of the new
   Correct: Are you satisfied with the design of the new
               Grammar work
7. Original: Shakespeare is known with his famous plays.
   Correct: Shakespeare is known for his famous plays.
8. Original: The speaker was bored – you could see it on
   the faces of the audience.
   Correct: The speaker was boring – you could see it on
   the faces of the audience.
9. Original: Researchers were disappointing at the result of
   the test.
    Correct: Researchers were disappointed at the result of
   the test.
9. Original: Her remarks were rather confused.
    Correct: Her remarks were rather confusing.
Word formation
    boring, amused
   Vocabulary work
       Answers for reference

Towns                            The countryside

Historic, magnificent, lively,   Picturesque, hilly, pastoral,
elegant, beautiful, packed,      rural, beautiful, quiet,
crowded, filthy, bustling,       tranquil, rustic, spacious,
shabby, run-down, deserted,      deserted, shabby, historic,
picturesque                      lively, magnificent
1.   Her bedroom has large windows overlooking a beautiful
2.   He collapsed into the armchair, stretching out his legs
     in front of him.
3.   I simply could not live there; it rained day in and day
     out when I went there on holiday.
4.   A dry warehouse is important especially in the case of
     these medicines.
5.   The people in this village, for the most part, are quiet
     and well behaved.
6.   We tend to get cold winters and warm, dry summers in
     this part of the country.
7.   It’s a simple dish to prepare, consisting mainly of beef
     and vegetable.

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