2a Discuss the questions with your partner. 1. Did you make any resolutions last year? 2. Were you able to keep them?
读第一段，找出下列短语 a kind of promise make a promise make promise to other people tide my room get back from school the most common kind New Year’s resolutions the start of a year a time for making resolutions make resolutions at the beginning of the year improve our lives write down their resolutions 一种承诺 许下诺言 对别人许下诺言 整理我的房间 放学回来 最常见的一种 新年打算 年初 一段制定计划的时间 制定计划 在年初 提高我们的生活 写下他们的计划
读第一段，看看下列句子如何译成汉语 1. Most of the time, we make promise to other people 2. Promises (that) you make to yourself are resolutions. 3. And the most common kind is New year’s resolutions. 4. The start of a year is often a time for making resolutions. 5. When we make resolutions at the beginning of the year, we hope that we are going to improve our lives. 6. Some people…. Others tell their family and…
physical health start an exercise program eat less fast food have to do with … make … a better person take up a hobby better planning make a weekly plan for… too difficult to keep for this reason 身体健康 开始一个锻炼过程 少吃快餐 与 … 有关 使 … 成为一个更好的人 培养一种爱好 更好筹划 为 … 制定一个周计划 太难而不能坚持 因为这个原因 读后两段，找出下列短语
读后两段，看看下列句子如何译成汉语 1.Some people promise themselves they are going to start an exercise program or eat less fast food. 2.Many resolutions have to do with self- improvement. 3.These are about making yourself a better person. 4.Some people may say they are going to take up a hobby like paint or taking photos 5.Some resolutions have to do with better planning, like making a weekly plan for schoolwork.
6. There are good reasons for this. (this 指什么？ ) 7. Sometimes the resolutions may be too difficult to keep. 8. Some people say the best resolution is to have no resolutions.
1. I promise (that) I’m going to tidy my room… I promise ___ ____ my room… 2. The start of the year is often a time for making.. The start of the year is often a time ___ ____ … 3. We hope that we are going to improve our … We hope ___ ________ our … 4. The resolutions may be too difficult to keep The resolutions may be___difficult ____ we can’t keep them. to tidy to make to improve that so
2c Read the passage again and match each Paragraph with its main purpose. ___ To question the idea of making resolutions ___ To give the meaning of resolution ___ To discuss the different kinds of resolutions. 2 1 3
2d Answer the questions with short sentences. 1. What is a resolution? It’s a kind of promise. Promises (that) you make to yourself are resolutions 2. When do people make resolutions? At the beginning of the year. 3. Why do people usually make resolutions? They hope that they can improve their lives. 4. How can people remember their resolutions? Some people write them down their resolutions and plans for the coming year, others tell their family and friends about their wishes and plans 5. Why is it difficult to keep resolutions? Sometimes the resolutions may be too difficult to keep. Sometimes people just forget about them.
5. The writer talks about 3 kinds of resolutions. What are they? Give each an example. First, Some resolutions are about physical health. Second, Many resolutions have to do with self- improvement. Third, Some resolutions have to do with better planning. 7. Is it important to keep resolutions? Why or why not? (some people promise themselves they are going to start an exercise program or eat less fast food.) (Some people might say they are going to take up a hobby like painting or taking photos, or learn to play the guitar.) (Some people may make a weekly plan for schoolwork)
Language points 1. have to do with 与 … 相关 这道题跟历史有什么关系？ What does this problem have to do with history? 2. too…to… 太 … 不能 … …enough to do… 够 … 能够做 … so… that … 如此 … 以致 … 这男孩太小，不会玩这个游戏。 The boy is too young to play this game The boy is so young that he can’t play the game 他够参军的年龄了。 He is old enough to join the army. 历史是如此有趣以致我们都喜欢它 History is so interesting that we all like it. 或
1. Read the passage after class. 2. Find these phrases in the passage. Then write your own sentences with them. have to do with; make promises have something in common; write down For this reason; take up
Hold fast to dreams. They will come true one day! 紧紧抓住梦想，总有一天 梦想会成真。