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									Book I
Unit 6

            Section A

         The Trashman

                        New Horizon College English
Book I
Unit 6
         Objectives of section A
 1. To get to understand the main idea and
    structure of the text.
 2. To use new words and phrases to express
    yourselves about the theme reflected in the
 3. To grasp some typical sentence patterns
 4. To learn to write in a general statement-
    examples method.
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         Pre-class Tasks Checking
           Background Information
         Text Understanding
            Difficult Sentences
          Words and Phrases
              Post-class Tasks
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         Pre-class Tasks Checking
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   1. Make a report of your searching about the
      waste management in a US city.

   2. Use some words to describe the image you
      have about a trashman.

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  Background Information
   Trashmen, also called garbagemen or
    garbage collectors, sometimes prefer to
    be called “sanitation engineers” or
    “environmental engineers”.
  These terms make their work seem more
  important since they are especially sensitive
  about their work, especially if they believe
  their job is not respected by society.
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  IQ stands for “intelligence quotient”.
  Intelligence refers to how effective one‟s mental
  ability is, including ability to understand, learn,
  recall, think and reason. An average IQ score is
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Born in 1912 in California, John Gardner,
was a psychology educator.

  Known for his clear thinking,
 he argued for the cause of people who are
 ignored in a wealthy society.
                                       John Gardner
The quotation referred to in Passage A
first appeared in the Saturday Evening Post
December 1, 1962
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    Text Understanding
         Structure of the text

         Structure Analysis

         Q &A
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   Part Paras.         Main Idea
     1   1~3     The work of being a trashman
             What the writer and Steve
     2 4~11 experienced during their
             exchanges with local people.
             The writer‟s attitude in face
     3 12~13 of the cold responses from
             the people they served.
     4 14     Conclusion
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               Structure Analysis
    A. The Writing Model:

          General Statement + Examples
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         The General Statement (the Main Idea)

     Most of people look down upon trash-men.
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    The Specific Examples
  1. Response to my greetings showed that
     people weren’t often friendly. (Paras.5-6)
     Examples ①-④

  2. People look down on trash-men. (Paras.8-9)
     Examples ①-②

  3. Things made Steve raged.
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         Paras. 5-6
              Response to my greetings showed that
              people weren‟t often friendly.

Example1:                  Example2:
 Occasionally, I got a
                           But most often the
 direct reply from
                           response was either
 someone who looked
                           nothing at all or a
 me in the eye, smiled
                           surprised stare.
 and responded.
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         Paras. 5-6
              Response to my greetings showed that
              people weren‟t often friendly.

Example3:                  Example4:
One woman was startled
                           Another woman stared
as I came,
                           at me. She seemed
she gathered her
                           frightened as she
housecoat tightly
                           turned coldly away.
about her & retreated
quickly indoors.                                  BACK
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         Paras. 8-9

   Viewpoint: People look down on trash-men.

Example1:                Example2:
If you say “hello” to   Once I told a lady not to put
them, they stare at     ashes in her trash-can. She
you in surprise.        said, “Who are you to say
They do not realize     what goes? You‟re nothing
we‟re human.            but a trash-man.”
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3. Things made Steve raged:
a. The way most people look at trash-man show that
   they think a trash-man was a monster they don’t
   realize trash-men are ______. (Para.6)
b. I didn’t tell anyone I’m a ___________. (Para.10)
                               garbage man
                                              stay away
c. A friend _____ at her kids, asking them to _______
  from the trash-men. (Para.11)
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     Two trash-men are very exhausted and raged
     because of their work as trash-man and
     people’s responses to their greeting. But they
     still have their own attitudes towards the job.

     Now use some words and phrases from the
     text to make lists of major points.
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  1. The work as a trash-man:
   • haul trash for 4
     hours continuously
   • shoulder hurt wickedly
   • legs occasionally
   • no joy in it
   • dump, lift, walk, lift
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   2. People’s response to greeting
      from a trash-man:
    • nothing
    • a surprised stare
    • startled
    • retreat indoors
    • frightened
    • coldness
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   3. Steve’s attitude to his own work:
   • nothing
   • do it for the money, not the only work
     he can do
   • not be ashamed of it,
     but not boast about it
   • not dirty
   • as good as we are
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    4. Author’s attitude to his own work:
   • exercise
   • outdoors in clean air
   • not dirty on the job
   • essential task
   • leave this country a little
   • respect for trash-men
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   1. Did the trashman expect joy in his job when
   he took it?

   No, he didn‟t.
   Collecting garbage is dull work.
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  2. According to Steve, why most people don‟t
    understand trashmen?

  Because they don‟t understand the nature of
  trashmen‟s work.
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   3. Was there any change in the trashman‟s
     attitude towards his job? If any, what was

    Yes. He took the job for the money at first.
    But later he found his job was as necessary
    as that of a police officer or a fire fighter.
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  4. Why did the narrator change his mind to stay
    at the job?

   Because he thought the job was good for him
  and necessary for people.
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 5.What is the purpose on quoting John Gardner‟s

  To stress the idea that all workmen should be
  treated equally no matter what their jobs are.
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         Difficult Sentences


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  •1. Steve and I hauled trash for four solid hours
  continuously, except for about five minutes
  when we stopped to talk.(Para.1)
  Paraphrase: Steve and I carried trash for
     four full hours without breaks, during
     which we only stopped to have a chat for
     about five minutes.

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2. My shoulder hurt wickedly each time I put
   another full barrel on it, and my legs occasionally
   trembled as I was heading to the street… (Para.1)
   这是一个由 and 连接的并列句,each time I put
   another full barrel on it 和 as I was heading to
   the street 作时间状语从句。
   Each time when I put another full barrel of
  each time: my shoulder, it hurt 每逢,每当
   trash on every time, whenever me badly and
   sometimes my cold, even a pain as I was
 Each time I catch a legs I have shook in my back.
   walking to the street…
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   3. I thought this might mean more exchanges
   as I made the rounds today.(Para.3)
  Paraphrase: I thought their staying at home
     might provide more chances for exchanging
     greetings as I went around collecting trash
     from door to door today.
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   4. I said hello in quite a few yards before the
   message registered that this wasn‟t normally
 Paraphrase: Before I refers to “that this wasn‟t
 “The message” here understood that saying hello
   normally done”. The response the greeted people
   wasn‟t something that was commonly done, I
   made to his greetings helped him understand that
   said hello to many people.
   he was doing something other trashmen never did
   and were not expected to do.
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   5. Say „hello‟ and they stare at you in
    Paraphrase: If you say hello to them, they
    will get surprised and stare at you without
    Here “and” is used to introduce a result.
     When used in this sense, the sentence
     begins with a verb and equals an “if…”
    e.g. Move again and I will kill you.(=If you
     move again, I will kill you.)
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   6. Who are you to say what goes? You‟re
   nothing but a trashman.(Para.9)
   Paraphrase: 我倒什么你管得着么,你算
   Translation: How dare you say I should not
     put the ashes in the trashcan? You are only
     a trashman.
  who are are to say…
  e.g. Whoyou you to say I‟m fired? You are
   what right at all.你有什么权利说我被解雇
  not my bossdo you have to say…
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  7. Frankly, I‟m proud. (para.13)
  frankly: to be honest 在句中作插入语,表
类似的词还有: apparently, obviously, honestly,
               certainly, fortunately, naturally等
 1) Frankly, I think you have very little chance of
   getting the job.
 说实话, 你要获得这个工作的机会是微乎其微的。
 2)Obviously, online application for employment
    has both advantages and disadvantages.
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8. Neither its pipes nor its theories will hold
  Paraphrase: Neither its pipes nor its theories will
stand up to inspection because of low quality…
  The sentence has been take from the following
quotation: “ The society which scorns excellence
 in plumbing because plumbing is a humble activity
 and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because
 philosophy is an exalted activity, will have neither
 good plumbing nor good philosophy. Neither its
 pipes nor its theories will hold water.”
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 8. Neither its pipes nor its theories will hold
    neither… nor…: not… and not…
    e.g. He neither drinks nor smokes.
   Note that in “neither…nor” structure, the
  agreement between the subject and predict is
  decided by what follows “nor”. For example:
   Neither Jane nor her colleagues were at the
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    A mini-test
 1. Either you or I _______ going there tomorrow.
 2. Neither he nor you ____ going to buy the book.
 3. _____ either you or I going to Beijing next week?
 4. Neither mum nor sisters _____ at home last
 5. Either you or she _____ good at drawing.
 6. Neither I nor he _____ to school by bike.
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         New Words and Phrases
         Translation and Sentences Making

         Chinese to English

          Word Replacing

          Word Using
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  Translation and Sentences Making

    1. 朝街上走           to head to the street
    2. (时间)过得飞快       to fly by
    3. 看起来和善的         to look approachable
    4. 长时间的聊天
                       lengthy talks
    5. 相互问候            to exchange greetings
    6. 逐一巡查,访问         to make the rounds
    7. 赶忙退进屋里
                       to retreat quickly indoors
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 Translation and Sentences Making
8. 冷冷地转身走了                 to turn coldly away
9. 驾车去垃圾场的路上              on the long ride to the dump
10. 惊恐地看着你                to stare at you in surprise
11. 为······感到羞耻           to be ashamed of…
12. 吹嘘······              to boast about/of…
13. 不像某人认为的那样             contrary to what sb thinks
14. 没有什么坏处                not to do any harm
15. 轻视,看不起                to look down on/upon
16. 更进一步                  to go a step further
17. 忘记带······ ;留下······   to leave… behind
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Chinese to English
haul trash for four solid    o 整整四小时持续不停地
hours continuously

cannot image there will be   o 想象不到其中的乐趣
joy in it

 look sb. in the eye         o 直视某人

 be in for trouble           o 肯定会倒霉
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  Chinese to English
 exchange greetings that      o 有礼貌地互相问好
  go with civilized ways

  The theory will not hold    o 这理论将行不通 。

  call for respect for both
                              o 要求既尊重经济学家,
  the economists and the        也尊敬垃圾清理工
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    Word Replacing
1. They visited a number of     made the rounds
    different sections of the
    shopping center.

2. I like the way the blue      goes with
    carpet matches the
    golden curtains.

3. The man sat down and         called for
    asked for some beer.
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   Word Replacing
4. You say I‟m fired?
   Thanks. I didn‟t want     stay at
   to do the job for long.

3. She shouldn‟t have
    married him as she       looks down on/upon
    has a poor opinion of
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               Word Using
  1.  continuously(para.1)
    adv. Without stopping
  e.g. It has rained continuously here for 3

  adj. continuous: happening or existing
    without stopping
  e.g. The brain needs a continuous supply of
    blood. 大脑需要不断供血。
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   2.  image (para.2)
     vt. make a copy of the form of sth.;
         make a picture of
         image: vt. 想象,设想
          image: n. 图象,映像,形象
          imagine: vt. 想象,设想, 料想
 1)You can hardly image what our life will be
   without cell phones.
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   2) Put yourself in his position, and imagine
   what you would do.

    3)We must not do anything that would
      harm our image.
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 - All the troubles are_______________
 - an ___________writer
 - every means_________
 - I didn‟t___________ becoming a writer in my
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  3.  go with (para.3)
  match; suit 与······相配(协调),

                          to go with this brown suit
1)I want to buy a new tie ______________________.

2)Money doesn‟t always
  go with happiness
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   4.  register (para.5)
   v. 显示,记录,登记,挂号邮寄
    Wenchuan earthquake registered 8.0 points
    on the Richter scale.
    2) 你最好还是挂号邮寄这封信。
     You‟d better register this letter.
    3) 他没有向当地卫生院登记。
     He failed to register with the local
     health centre.
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   5.  rage (para.7)
    v. shout angrily at someone
   “I can‟t see it‟s any of your business,” he raged.
   “这不关你的事,” 他气呼呼地说。
   n. a strong feeling of anger
     She flew into a rage. 她勃然大怒
   n. fashion
    3G mobiles become the rage
    among the youth.
    3G 手机在年轻人中很流行。
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  6.  boast about/of (para.10)
     speak too proudly of
   e.g. It‟s disgusting to hear him boasting
  about/of his new car.
  He boasts of having got a high score on the exam.
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  7.  originally (para.12)
     origin: n. 起源,来源
     originate: v. 起源,创始
     original: a. 最初的,有创造性的
     originally: adv. 最初,原先
  1) 谁是这座房子最早的主人?
 1) Who was the original owner of this house?
 2) Do you know the origin of the custom of giving
 presents at Christmas?
 3) I 我不得不放弃我原先计划好的那条路线。
 3) had to abandon the route I had originally
 4) 他们萍水相逢成知己。
 4) Their friendship originated in a chance meeting.
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         Summary of the Text
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   Both Steve and I are _________ after four hours‟
   continuous hard work. The work as a trash-man is
   boring and ____. Dump. Lift. Walk. Lift. On
   Saturday, we want to exchange greetings with people.
   However, we‟re __________ by the way we are
                                 look down upon
   treated with. Most of people _____________ us.
   They think the job of trash-men is dirty, so are trash-
   men. As a matter of fact, trash-men have done an
   _________ work. It‟s trash-men who make the
   country cleaner and more beautiful! People should
   _______ others whether he is an economist or a
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         Structure analysis

         Tasks for writing
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           Structure analysis
    A general statement supported by examples

            A general statement

  example1 example2 example3 example4
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   Yesterday was an awful day for me when
   everything I did went wrong. (General
   statement) I didn‟t hear my alarm clock and
   arrived late for work. (Example 1) I didn‟t
   read my diary properly and forgot to get to an
   important meeting with my boss. (Example 2)
   During the coffee break, I dropped my coffee
   cup and spoilt my new skirt. (Example 3)
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    At lunch time, I left my purse on the bus and
    lost all the money in it. (Example 4) Then
    I didn‟t notice a sign on a door that said
    “Wet Paint” and I spoilt my jacket.
    (Example 5) When I got home I couldn‟t
    get into my flat because I had left my key in
    my office. (Example 6) It was simply an
    awful day! (Conclusion)
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             Tasks for writing

  Write a paragraph on one of the following

  1. Students have different ways to learn English.
  2. Computer presents a vivid world in front of us.

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