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Discuss the following questions in groups. 1. What role do ‘dreams’ play in our life? 2. Why do you think so? 3. How can you follow your dream?
Fast-reading To own a horse ranch. Skim the passage quickly and answer the following questions. 1. What was the boy’s dream? Follow Your Dream
2 what is Monty’s high school life? It was continually interrupted because he was a son of an itinerant horse trainer. 3 what is his teacher’s remark? It was an unrealistic dream for a young boy like Monty.He suggested that Monty should rewrite his paper with a more realistic goal.
4 What is his father’s opinion? It was a very important decision for Monty. 5 What is his decision? He would keep his dream. 6 What is the lesson of the story? No matter what, follow your heart and don’t let anyone steal your dream.
Complete the following sentences, then put them into correct orders according to the story. 1. When he was a senior, Monty wrote ________________ about his dream. 2. Monty made his _______ come true. a seven-page paper dream
3. Monty turned in the paper, but he got a _________. 4. Monty’s dream was to own _________ ___________. 5. The teacher asked Monty to see him _____________. F a horse after class ranch
6. Monty made up his mind to ______ his dream. 7. The teacher promised to give Monty a better grade if he would _______ the paper with a more realistic goal. 8. Monty asked his ______ for advice. keep rewrite father The correct order:
Read the text again and decide whether each of the following statements is true (T) or false (F). Correct the false one(s). F F 1. Monty Robert once told me a story about one of his friends. It was actually about Monty Roberts himself, not his friend.
2. When Monty was a high school student, he often followed his father from here to there. 3. In his paper, Monty described his dream not only in words but also in pictures. T T F F not only in words but also with a diagram.
4. The teacher gave Monty a red F on his paper because he thought Monty was too young to have such a dream. 5. The boy tried to get some advice from his father, but his father refused to give him any. F F F F too unrealistic. him to make his own decision. encouraged
6. Monty didn’t pay any attention to his teacher’s suggestion, and turned in the same paper a week later. 7. Monty’s teacher thought of himself as a dream stealer because he thought he had stolen the dreams of a lot of his students. 8. The purpose of this story is to encourage us to follow our dreams. T T T T T T
Careful-reading para.1 1. What happened to Monty Roberts’s high school life? His high school life was continually interrupted by his father’s unsteady training work.
2. Did the boy’s father have a steady working place? Why? No. Because he had to train horses going from stable to stable, farm to farm and ranch to ranch
Para 2 1. List one thing to show that the boy was serious about his dream. He wrote a sever-page paper describing his goal of someday owning a horse ranch. He wrote about his dream in detail and even drew a diagram of a ranch.
He was too young and had no money. 2. What did “F” mean to the boy? Why did the teacher give him such a rank? 3. What were the unfavorable factors for the boy to fulfill his dream? It meant failure. Because the teacher thought it was rather too impractical.
Paras. 3-6 1. What can we read from his father’s words? 2. How do you understand the underlined sentence? His father didn’t want to interfere the boy’s decision which would have an important influence on himself. The teacher prevented many students’ creative ideas from being carried into practice. And the teacher realized his mistake.
Read the following sentences from the text, pay attention to the italicized parts. Then work in pairs and fill in the following blanks. 1. Once when I was there he told me a story about a young man who was the son of an itinerant horse trainer… (Line 2, para.1) ___________________________________ the son of an itinerant horse trainer
2. That night he wrote a seven-page paper describing his goal of someday owning a horse ranch. (Line 1, para.2) ___________________________________ 3. He put a great deal of his heart into the project and the next day he handed it to his teacher. (Line 4, para.2) ___________________________________ the boy the seven-page paper
4. The boy went home and thought about it long and hard. (Line 1, para.3) ___________________________________ 5. He said“ You can keep your F and I’ll keep my dream.” (Line 2, para.4) ___________________________________ 6. When I was your teacher, I was something of a dream stealer. (Line 5, para.5) ___________________________________ the teacher’s suggestion for rewrite his paper the teacher
Retell the story. When he was a boy, Monty was asked to write a _____ about his dream. His dream was to own a horse _______. He ______ it in, but got a ______. His teacher asked him to ______ his paper with a more _______ goal. He asked his father for advice, but his father didn’t give any. The boy made no ______ of his paper. The boy kept his paper ranchhandedF rewrite realistic change
dream. After many years, the boy’s dream came true. His schoolteacher with his students ______ out on his ranch. His teacher admitted that he was a dream ______. No matter what happens, _________ your heart and don’t let anyone steal your dream. The purpose of the passage is to encourage us to follow our dreams. camped stealer follow
4. What will you do if someone thinks little of your dream plan while you think it is worth paying effort to? If the dream is big enough, the facts do not count.
Write a passage about your dream. What is your dream? How will you do to make your dream come true?