Unit 6 Lifting the Veil

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   Listening & Speaking Activities   H

       Brainstorming
       Listening
       Speaking
    Brainstorming                          P1

   Places to visit
   Expressions to describe travels
   People who travel
   Things people take/get when traveling
   Expressions of physical positions
   Expressions of enjoying views
             visit
    Places tooutskirts: [pl.] the parts of a town or city that are     B
               furthest from the centre 郊区,郊外
 tourist attractions, tourist site, mountains, countryside, village,
          mosque: [c] a building in which
 beach, scenic spot, city, downtown, outskirts, suburbs, fun park,
          Muslims worship 清真寺
 entertainment/amusement park (游乐场), museum, square,
 monument, temple, mosque, church, pagoda, pavilion, waterfalls,
               e.g. outdoors 在户外(在野外)
      in the open: Farmers pass the bigger
 skiing ground, camping site, lake, show, destination, hotel,
               part of their lives in the open.
 restaurant, hostel, in the open

                        find travels
        package to a holiday your/ way (to):
    Expressionstour:describe organized by a to discover the right
              company vt. fixed price that a usuallythe a long
                                    route ( to includes for
            roam: vi. &at a to walk or travel, place) 找到正确的路(去某处)
                   of travel, hotel, a slow relaxed
stroll: vi. to walk somewhere inetc. 包办旅行
              cost with no clear purpose or direction 漫步;漫游;
            time, take a boat/train/sightseeing coach (or
  book My sister and strolled
waye.g. a trip, strollIdown/over/along
            流浪 roam about/through/around
  bus)/aeroplane/subway, join a package tour group, find the way to...,
    through the streets after supper.
           e.g. The traveler roamed about the world.
  get lost, walk, stroll, roam about, spend (time) visiting..., go by
  car/bus/train/plane/on foot
   People who travel                                               B
tourist, traveler, tour guide, travel agent, passenger

             souvenir: [c] an object that you buy or keep to remind
   Things people take/get when traveling
              itinerary: a special or list of the place you will
             yourself of [c] a planoccasion or a placesyou have visited
              visit on journey 旅程;路线;旅行计划
             –SYNe.g.aHe has some more places to visit on his itinerary.
                    memento 纪念品,纪念物
(digital) camera, sunglasses, helmet, map, itinerary, souvenir, tour
guide, brochure
      Expressions of physical positions                                    B
    on the left of, on the right of, on the left-hand side of, on the side of,
    on the edge of, on the other side of, in the comer of, at the top of, at
    the bottom of, in the middle of, at the back of, at the front of

   marvel at/over: (AmE) to feel or express great
      Expressions of enjoying views
   surprise or admiration at sth, esp. someone’s
   behaviour 对...惊奇 one’s breath away: to extremely beautiful
e.g. Visitors to Rome marvel over the beautyMythe city. of the island
                                         e.g. of first view
                      or exciting 令人惊叹;让人叹绝
                                         from the air took / scenery charm,
      marvel at the view, admire the view / sight / scene my breath/away.
      delight one's eyes, refresh one's mind, ... take one's breath away
    Listening              Where are they?                   P1

   New words       Answers to    the questions

  Where are small shop that sells
boutique: n. a the following places? fashionable clothes or
other objects 精品店;流行女装商店
      Boutiques: on thethe eighthsecondthe tower wings
      Hotel Garden: between the top of of the north
                                   floor floors
      Games Room: on first and north and south wing
  Study theRestaurant: on
Junk Antique:following map and
      Chinese Restaurant: on the top of the tower
        to the recording again. Mark
 listen侧厅,厢房 on the eighth floor of the north wing
wing: Games Room:
      Hotel with appropriate numbers
 the names Garden: between the north and south wings
make the most of sth: to get as much advantage as you can
from1. Museum while you are able to 充分利用
       a situation      2. Antique market and eateries
      3. Hero's Square 4. Green Park
on behalf of sb: instead of someone, or as their
      5. Italian restaurant 6. Hotel Garden
representative 代表
   Speaking                 Activity 1                        P1

  Interview your partner and note down the key points. You may
use the questions listed in the worksheet or use your own questions
if you have any. Then have the class play a game: Expert in the Hot
Seat. (Guideline of the game: Each group sends one student to give
an introduction to their favourite scenic spot. The whole class then
asks him or her questions. )
   Speaking                   Activity 1   P1

Interviewee’s name
Favourite scenic spot
What is there to be seen?
Why does it appeal to them?
The culture, customs, history
How long?
How can you get there?
Best way to enjoy
Any disadvantages?
Interviewer’s name
   Reading Comprehension & Language Activities H

        Pre-reading Task
        Text
                                     Believe it or not, here is a story of the magic
     Lifting the Veil                            done by a blind man
                                     The night
         last-minute: adj. done at the last that a blind man helped me to see
         possible time 最后的;归根究底的
        I was just formal a. to go
  accompany: vt. doing some last-minute preparations.
   e.g. was late afternoon when the chairman of our Bangkok-based company
  1. It
   must ask with sb 陪同;陪伴 be I police station.
  somewherelast-minute vt. usually or fill a about the next day
e.g. 我得要求你陪我去一趟警察局。 would leaveor room with tooaccompany
                   to accompany me to angry space
                   clutter: assignment: the
 Igave me a you fume: vt. [cto cover singular] a large amount of to
                   backlog: & vi. to
                           things, so that it ↔ in: to untidy 杂乱的,凌
                                      put to tourist sites
                   many that you need sthcomplete,spend northern
                   sth (对…)大为生气,十分恼火 that sth or use energy
                   work to sth: written to looks veryesp.
  an important Chinese businessmanto show clearly inwork that Thailand.
  2. Silently      fume case 作为某事的证明;表明;说明 花费,耗费,投入 day.
                   乱的,挤满的 be clutteredcompletedsthsth
                                      working or
                          at/over/about cluttered practising stacks a lot of work into
                   should alreadymy e.g. She what with said.
                                     haveabout oftenhe’d 积累(积压待
   She sat infuming, I stared fuming been desk. The put sth hours’ work a
    e.g. 她坐在车里,心中对他说的话感到十分愤怒。 twelve into sth
                   积如山的文件还是表明我仍有许多工作要做。 paper
               theis thesilently at (时间、心思等)also
                   car,                                 puts in
                                                       She's putting of
                   办事项) backlog
                  SYN- evidence of           她正在下功夫提高法语。
                                                       improving her French.
  testified to a huge backlog of work, even though I had been putting in
  seven-day weeks. How will I ever catch up? I wondered.
 The excellenceshops in the I met a polite and elegant man wearing fine
 3. The empty of morning high
e.g. Early the next Shakespeare's street testify to
 plays testifies a one-hour a complete lack day visiting attractions for
            disdain: [u] formal
the depthAftertorecession. flight, we spent theof respect that you showalong
 clothes. of the his genius.
            someone or sth because you of them
 with hundreds of other tourists, most think they are not important or good
     莎士比亚戏剧的卓越证明了他的天才。 overloaded with cameras and
                   I 轻蔑, 鄙视 disdain for SYN- such a
 souvenirs. Ie.g. 记得当时我对这伙人的好奇和贪心感到不屑。 humanity.
            enough have 对这样一个人,我只有鄙视。person.
               remembernothing disdain for thiscontempt of ogling
                           feeling but disdain for collection
 4. That evening my Chinese companion and I climbed into a minibus to go
 to dinner and a show, one which I had attended many times before.
   Lifting the Veil             By David Lambourne
     seat: vt. a. to arrange for someone to sit
             e.g. 向…提供座位 seat sb
     somewherePlease wait to be seated.
While he chatted让那个孩子坐在他哥哥旁边。 polite conversation in the
     beside/near请等候安排入座。 brother.
             Seatetc sb/sth tourists, I exchanged
                    the boy next
                    with other to his
darkness with a man seated in front of me, a Belgian who spoke fluent
English. I wondered why he held his head motionless at an odd angle, as
though he were in meditation. The truth struck me when I saw the pale-
coloured cane beside him. He was blind.
5. The man told me he had lost his sight in an accident when he was a
teenager. But this did not prevent him from traveling alone. Now in his late
60s, he had mastered the skill of sightless tourism, using his remaining four
     luxurious: pictures expensive,
senses to create adj. very in his mind.
     luxuriant: and comfortable 奢侈的,豪hand, which, like a soft many
     beautiful, adj. growing strongly and adj. having a face with
6. Turning to face me, hen. luxury
                            slowly extended a                        animal,
     华的;非常舒适的                          deep lines on it 轮廓分明有皱纹的
explored the茂盛的;浓密的face. Behind me someone switched on a light,
     thickly contours of my n. luxuriance
and I could see his luxuriant silvery hair and strong, craggy face. His eyes
lay misted and deep in their sockets. “Could I please sit beside you at the
dinner?” he asked. “And I’d love it if you’d describe a little of what you see.”
   Lifting the Veil             By David Lambourne

                    be/get caught up in sth: to be or get
                vt. to,” I replied. especially sth
7. “I’d be happy to guide someoneget a place, up in endless petty arguments.
         steer: e.g.involved want to to caught bad 被卷
                     I didn't in sth,
    square yourInnocenttouching themrestaurant in the riots.
                  shoulders/ toward the 带领; stand
8. My guest walked ahead shoulders: square: toupwith new-found friends.
         especially 无辜的路人被卷入了那场暴乱。
                     while passers-by got caught
   e.g. He steered me followed, etc sth me down into chair.
    straight and push yourtable and sat
         引导 steer sb to a shoulders back, a long a
The blind man and I towards/tocaught up inusually string of tourists. My
    show your determination 挺直身子;挺起胸膛
hand cupped his elbow to steer him, but he stepped forward unfalteringly,
         out of tune:e.g. his band doesn't sound he of tune
his shoulders squared,Thehead high, as thoughout were guiding me.
                       playing or singing higher or lower than
                       musical        跑调;走调
                      to me, tonotestage. no
         the correct 有欣赏音乐的才能。 ear for music.
9. We found a table close but then I'veAs we waited for our drinks, the blind
man said, “The music seems out of tune to our Western ears, but it has
                                           e.g. The fighting in the streets may be a
charm. Please describe the musicians.”
                                           prelude to more serious trouble.
10. I hadn’t noticed the five men performing at the side of the stage as a
prelude to the show. “They’re seated cross-legged, dressed in loose white
cotton shirts and baggy black trousers with bright-red sashes. Three are
young, one middle-aged and one elderly. One beats a small drum, another
plucks a wooden stringed instrument, and the other three have smaller,
cello-like pieces they play with a bow.”
    Lifting the Veil         By David Lambourne
                       fashion A (from/ out of B)/ fashion B (into A): to
                      make or shape sth., especially with your hands (
11. He smiled. “And these small instruments are made of …?”
12. I looked again. “Wood…but the spherical sound box is fashioned out of
a whole coconut shell,” I said, suppressing my surprise.
13. As the lights dimmed, the blind man asked, “What do your fellow
tourists look like?”
 14. “All nationalities, colors, shapes and sizes,” I whispered. “Very few are
  rapt: or written so interested
 neatlyadj.tastefully dressed.” in sth that you
                           else 全神贯注的,入迷的
do We notice anything以前从来没有人这样专注而紧张地听我讲过话。
e.g. not Ilistened to her amazing story spoke close to his ear, the blind man
 15. As lowered my voice further and
,leaned his head eagerly toward me . I had
我们全神贯注地倾听她讲的惊人故事。 never before been listened to
with rapt attention.
with such rapt intensity.
16. “Very close to us is an elderly Japanese woman, whose profile is
partially lit from the stage,” I said.
   Lifting the Veil
             By David Lambourne
“Just beyond her a blond Scandinavian boy about five, with a cute turned-
up nose, is leaning forward, creating a second illuminated profile just below
hers. They’re motionless, waiting for the performance to start. It’s the
perfect living portrait of childhood and old age, of Europe and Asia.”
   “Yes, yes, I see them,” the blind
17.韧,随着舞蹈有节奏地晃动着。man said quietly, smiling.
18. A curtain at the back of the stage opened. Six girls in their early teen
appeared, and I described their sarong-like silk skirts, white blouses with
shoulder sashes, and gold-coloured head-dressed like small crowns, with
  accentuate: vt. to moved in
flexible points that make sth more with the dance. “On their fingertips
  e.g. The tight jumper only rhythm
  noticeable 强调;使更突出
are golden fingernails perhaps four inches long.” I told the blind man. “The
  accentuated his fat stomach.
nails accentuate each elegant movement of their hands. It’s a delightful
19. He smiled and nodded. “How wonderful-I would love to touch one of
those fingernails.”
   Lifting the Veil              excuse Lambourne
                                 By Davidyourself: to say politely that you
                                  need to leave a place 请求准予离开
20. When the first performance ended, I excused myself and went to talk to
    theater manager. Upon returning, I told my companion, “You’ve been
invited backstage.”
   A few minutes later he was standing next to one of the dancers, her little
crowned head hardly reaching his chest. She timidly extended both hands
toward him, the metal fingernails glinting in the overhead light. His hands,
four times as large, reached out slowly and clasped them as though they
were cradling two tiny exotic birds. As he felt the smooth, curving
sharpness of the metal tips, the girl stood quite still, gazing up into his face
with an expression of awe. A lump formed in my throat.
22. As the evening progressed, the more I observed and was rewarded with
excited nods of the head, the more I discovered: colors, patterns and
designs of local costumes; the texture of skin under soft lights; the
movement of long, black Asian hair as elegant heads angled to the music;
   Lifting the Veil            By David Lambourne
the intense expressions of the musicians as they played; even the flashing
white smile of our waitress in the half-darkness.
23. Back at the hotel lobby, with my Chinese guest still in the company of
others, the blind man extended a large hand, which gripped mine warmly.
It remained there for a moment, then traveled to my elbow and shoulder.
Heads turned in surprise as the cane fell with a clatter to the marble floor.
He made no attempt to retrieve it, but instead pulled me toward him and
hugged me tightly. “How beautifully you saw everything for me,” he
whispered. “I can never thank you enough.”
24. Later the realization struck me: I should have thanked him. I was the
one who had been blind. He had helped me lift the veil that grows so
quickly over our eyes in this hectic world, and to see all those things I’d
failed to marvel at before.
                  summon: vt. to order someone to come to
   Lifting the Veil            By David Lambourne
                  a place 召唤;传唤 summon sb to                           P2
                    e.g. He came downstairs and summoned her to his study.
                  sth/summon sb to do sth
                         Robert summoned the waiter for the bill.
25. About a week after our trip, the chairman summoned me to his office
and told me he had received a call from the Chinese executive, who
expressed great satisfaction with the trip. “Well done,” the chairman said,
smiling. “I knew you could do the magic.”
26. I was not able to tell him that the magic had been done to me.
   accompany                        b. [usually passive] to happen or exist
                                     at the same time as sth else 随着...发生,
e.g. Lightning usually accompanies
    The disease is accompanied by       c. if a book, document etc
sneezing and fever.                     accompanies sth, it comes with it使
   Each application should be
accompanied by a stamped
addressed envelope.
                                  d. to play a musical instrument
 每份申请书均须附回邮信封, 贴上邮票, 写好地址。
    Her mother accompanied her on while someone sings a song or
the piano.                        plays the main tune为...伴奏,为...
    seat & seated                    seat: b. [not in progressive] if a place
                                      seats a number of people, it has enough
     这个礼堂可坐三千人。                       seats for that number 有...座位, 容纳...
e.g. The auditorium seats 3,000       人
                                         c. formal to sit down somewhere
    He seated himself in a chair.        (使)就座;坐;落座 seat
                                         yourself (in/on/beside etc sth)
   Remain seated until the aircraft
has come to a complete stop.
   Paul was seated at his desk.
   Please be seated.                      seated: adj. formal if someone is
                                          seated, they are sitting down 坐着
    (=sit down) 请就座。
                                          的 seated at/near/beside etc

              be seated: adj. spoken used to
              ask people politely to sit down
   Extended Activities   H

       Dictation
       Read more
       Translation
   Dictation                                                        P3

   Taste for natural beauty often changes with the times. The sunflower
is a good case in point. The sunflower has been grown in Britain for four
centuries, but it spent a long time out of favour. For years it was looked
upon as something of a joke flower, climbing to a ridiculous height and
bearing a top-heavy head that soon sagged and withered away. Some
people grew them for their edible seeds, while school-children,
interested by their size, strove to rival the world record of about seven
metres. Not even the labours of the great artists such as Vincent van
Gogh could transform the sunflower's unfashionable image. In the past
two or three years, all this has changed. Vases of sunflowers appear in
the corners of smart shops, departments and boutiques. They creep into
the background of graceful advertisement for high fashion. Seed
businessmen and florists report unprecedented demand for them for
gardens and ambitious indoor arrangements.
    Read more               Get Yourself Lost                        P3

scramble: [vi+adv./prep.] to climb up, down, or over sth quickly and with
   difficulty, esp. using your hands to help you (迅速而吃力地)爬,攀
   登 scramble up/down/over etc
e.g. She managed to scramble over the wall.
intrigue: vt. [often passive] if sth intrigues you, it interests you a lot
    because it seems strange or mysterious 激起…的兴趣;引发…的好奇
e.g. What you say intrigues me; tell me more.
authentic: adj. true and accurate 真实的;真正的 SYN-genuine
e.g. an authentic account of life in the desert
    The report is authentic.
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plunge: [vi./vt.+adv./prep.] to move, fall, or be thrown suddenly forwards
   or downwards 投(入);跳(入);冲 plunge off/into etc
e.g. The boys plunged into the river to swim.
    The car stopped suddenly and he plunged forward.
map sth out: to plan carefully how sth will happen(精心细致地)规划,
e.g. He’s already mapped out his whole future career.
    Grammar                现在分词作状语(1)                              P3

现在分词作状语: 现在分词及其短语从表意的角度看可作状语,表时间、
           且强调先后, jumped with joy.
e.g. Hearing the news, he要用having done。=As he had
        之前,因此用分词的完成式。分词的否定式的构成为not +
     While finished histhe garden,hewent out.leg.
           walking in homework, he hurt his         先于主动词
        分词,故选C。该句可理解为:Because he had not
        received a reply, he decided to went again.
     Having finished his homework, he write out.
    C
    ___ a reply, he decided to write again.
A. Not receiving B. Receiving not C. Not having received D. Having not
   received 表原因,可放在句首或句末。
e.g. Not receiving any letter from him, I gave him a call.
    Walking down the street, I ran into Sue.
     Grammar               现在分词作状语(2)                              P3
e.g. Sit down, Emma. You will only make yourself more tired, keeping on
    your feet. 坐下吧,爱玛。你老站着,只会使得你更累。   表让步,位置:句首或句末
     Finally we appealed to a famous doctor, knowing it was very improper
    to ask him to work on a dog.
         being followed 除表达被动之外,还有动作正在进行之
     It rained heavily, causing severe flooding in that country.
         意。 followed by(被…跟随)。本题可改为:With
    注意: 选择现在分词还是过去分词,关键看主句的主语。
          came into her house carrying a bundle of clothes.
     Shesome officials following, Napoleon inspected his army.
   _____ some officials, Napoleon ) used for a long time,
    反之就用过去分词。e.g. (Being inspected his army. the
   Followed B. Followed by book, I find it useful.
A. book looks old. Using the C. Being followed D. Having been followed
                               B
    There was a terrible noise ___ the sudden burst of light.
A. followed B. following C. to be followed D. being followed
    Grammar             Absolute Nominative Structure1       P3

(一) 独立主格结构的构成:
(二) 独立主格结构的特点:
2)名词或代词与后面的分词,形容词,副词,不定 式,介词等是主谓关
e.g. The test finished, we began our holiday.
    Weather permitting, we are going to visit you tomorrow.
    He came into the room, his ears red with cold.
    Grammar            Absolute Nominative Structure2         P3

e.g. He came out of the library, a large book under his arm.
    The meeting over, everyone tired to go home earlier.
(三) 独立主格结构的用法:
     B. It being Sunday, you needn't go to school.
   辑主语与句子的主语不是同一个人或事。 school.
    主要用于书面语,表示描述。 go to school.
        Being Sunday, you needn't
     A. Because it is Sunday, you needn't go to
     A. All the officials having arrived,
     B. After (when) all the officials had
e.g. 今天是星期天,你不必去上学。(A. 原因从句 B. 分词独立结构)
     the meeting meeting was open.
     arrived, the was declareddeclared open.
    官员们都到齐了,宣布开会。 (A. 时状从句 B. 分词独立结构)
    B. If weatherdone, you we'llhaveto the Summer Palace.
                  permits ,
    A. Weather permitting ,we'll go to the Summer Palace.
    All the work            can go a rest. =All
    天气允许的话,我们去颐和园。 (A. 条状从句 B. 分词独立结构)
    the work is done and you can have a rest.
                                  逻辑谓语是adj./adv 时,前面省略being
     The meeting (being) over, they all went home.
      Grammar             Absolute Nominative Structure3             P3

(四) 有时,独立主格结构可以由with引出 :
表伴随时,既可用分词的独立结构,也可用with的复合结构:with +名词
                                               D
     The murder was brought in, with his hands ___ behind his back.
     A. being tied B. having tied C. to be tied D. tied
1.  有时, 这种结构中的冠词或物主代词可省去,称为泛指结构,反之,
                        …, umbrella in be an
e.g. Judging from her=accent, she must hand. American.
     He came out, with an umbrella in his hand.
e.g. Generally speaking, the living costs are relatively higher in cities.
                                                   = …, guns on shoulders.
     The guards stood at resources with are on their shoulders.
     Talking of the world attention, , theyguns very limited.

2.   分词固定短语:(有时表示说话人态度的分词结构已成为固定短语,
      Translations for reference                                             P3

   Parents must accompany their children to school because the traffic is too
    busy on the road.
   Loaded with packs, I was unable to walk fast.
   He made several attempts before finally passing the university entrance
   Young people tend to feel disdain for anything old-fashioned.
   This novel testifies to his rich knowledge of the culture of the tribe.
   Due to a backlog of paper work, the company had to put off interviewing
    the job applicants.
   The teacher pointed out that there were several places in his performance
    that were out of tune.

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