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3 Unit 1 Women of Achievement Warming up and Listening

4 Are they famous people?

5 A great person is a person who has followed his or her ideas and sacrificed( ) something so that they could be realized. 4 Are they also great people?

6 Great persons are important in a long history. Important persons are important in a certain time.

7 What adjectives do we usually use to describe a great person? And what qualities does a great person have?

8 hard-working intelligent determined generous kind brave confident unselfish helpful honest Get on well with others Never lose heart Be active in society activities Do public service work without pay Make great contributions to mankind energetic passionate 7 A great person

9 Who are they? What do you know about them?

10 Played an important role in Chinese politics in the first half of the 20 th century Vice – president of the People s Republic for many years Devoted herself to the welfare ( ) activities for women and children She married Sun Zhongshan in 1915

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12 Song Qingling

13 Song Qingling (1893-1981)

14 Jane Goodall (l934-- ), Britain She is Britain. As a young girl, she always wanted to study animals. She went to Africa and studied chimps. Her research showed the connections between chimps and human beings. She works to protect chimps everywhere. She is …

15 Joan of Arc (l412--l43l), France She was born in France, a girl from the countryside who dressed as a man and went to fight for the French and to drive the English out of France. She was caught and put to death by the English. She is …

16 Elizabeth Fry (1780 --l845), Britain She was an Britain and a Quaker. She helped improve prison conditions and gave prisoners work and education. Her work helped the Quakers get the Nobel Peace Prize in l947. She is …

17 Lin Qiaozhi (l90l--l983), China She was a Chinese, a doctor who became a specialist in women's illnesses. She devoted all her life to medical work for Chinese women and children. Her work encouraged many other women to become doctors. She is …

18 Jody Williams (l950 -- ), USA She is an American. She helped found an international campaign to stop the use of landmines. She worked hard to make as many countries as possible agree not to use them. She and her organization were given the Nobel Peace Prize in l997.

19 Women can hold up half of the sky.

20 SUCCESSSUCCESS Smart; strong in mind Understanding, uncomplaining careful cheerful enthusiastic( ); energetic self-determined( self-confident( ) success

21 NameAmbition ( ) ProblemsSacrifices ( ) Elizabet h Fry To help improve prison conditions She was criticized for neglecting ( )her family and enjoying fame Less time was spent with her husband and family. Soong Chinglin To work for civil rights, democracy ( )and peace Her relatives help political opinions completely different from hers After her husband died, she lived alone. Jane Goodall To work with animals in the wild She lived a hard life in the wild She gave up the comforts of life to study the chimps. Learn the following

22 Jody Williams To prevent the making and use of landmines It isnt easy to work with groups in different countries and persuade government to stop the making and use of landmines. She has lost her own personal time because of the demands of the job. Joan of Arc To drive the English from France Women were not allowed to fight like a man. She lost her life Lin Qiaozhi To help women and children with their illnesses and health Women had greater difficulties getting into medial college and getting further training. She never got married or had a family of her own. NameAmbition ( ) ProblemsSacrifices ( )

23 Joan of Arc (l412--l43l), France She was born in France, a girl from the countryside who dressed as a man and went to fight for the French and to drive the English out of France. She was caught and put to death by the English. She is …

24 Look at the picture and read the exercises below. Predict the content, and then listen to the tape and check if you were correct. Listening (Workbook, Page 41) Joan's country: ______ Her reason for fighting: ______________ Her enemy: ________ How did Joan help? __________________

25 Listen to Part 1 and make notes in the chart below. Listening (Workbook, Page 41) Joan's country: ______ Her reason for fighting: ______________ Her enemy: ________ How did Joan help? __________________ France To drive the English out of France The English She joined the French army

26 Listen to Part 2 and fill in the blanks in the sentences below. 1.That's because she __________ God had sent her. She had many good ideas and the French soldiers __________ her. 2.The English soldiers were very ______________. They caught Joan and the Church said that she had not ___________ as a woman should. So they ____________ her. 3.Much _____ they ___________ that she was ______ for her country. The Church made her a Saint ( ) believed followed angry behavedkilled later understood fighting

27 Do you know some other great and successful women around the world or in the history? Guess who they are.

28 Wu Zetian a great woman in Tang Dynasty the only female emperor in history of China

29 a great woman in ancient China joined the army instead of her father fought bravely in the war Mu Lan

30 She was once a Britain royal member.She showed her kindness and concern to the people who suffered from poverty and diseases. Unluckily she died in a car accident in1997. Princess Diana

31 Queen Diana She always helped the people who have AIDS

32 She was born in Poland, moved to Paris and studied chemistry and physics there. She married Pierre Curie and together they studied radio-active ( materials and discovered radium. Her death in 1934 was almost certainly due to radiation in her work. The first woman to win two Nobel Prizes (Chemistry and Physics)

33 Madame Curie (1867-1934) radium

34 Life is not easy for any of us. We must work, and above all we must believe in ourselves. We must believe that each one of us is able to do something well.When we discover what this something is, we must work hard at it until we succeed. ----Madame Curie

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36 Born in the USA but grew up in Zhejiang Province, Best---known novel, The Good Earth. Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1938 Pearl S.Buck (1892-1973)

37 A world----famous Catholic nun. Helping the poor and the mentally or physically disabled for 30 years in India. Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979. Honored with the name of Blessed Teresa in 2003. Mother Teresa

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39 I slept and found that life is beauty, I waked and found the life was duty. Mother Theresa

40 blind and deaf devoted to helping the disabled Helen Keller Three Days to See

41 As great women, they don't care for themselves at all, and at some point or rather, they must give some sacrifices, just like Lin Qiaozhi, she devoted all her life to medical work for Chinese women and children and had chosen not to have a family of her own. Instead, she made sure that about 50,000 babies were safely delivered to their mothers. Not all people can do this. Once they have chosen their careers ( ), they would carry on with them without any withdrawal ( ). What they did is encouraging thousands of people to continue their careers. Those who are only famous but not great can't be matched. A Great Woman

42 The following expressions may be useful to you. What does she look like? What is her character/personality? What do you think…? Why do you admire her? How would you describe her? Why did she choose to…? What are her strengths/weakness?

43 Talking Discuss in pairs. Which Chinese woman in the past also disguised ( ) herself as a man to join the army?

44 Talking What are the similarities between Joan of Arc and this woman? Use the following words and expressions to help you. hard-working energetic active determined, intelligent fair generous kind helpful modest confident brave honest considerate unselfish devoted educated warm-hearted What does she look like? Why do you admire her? What did she do to impress you most? How would you describe her? Why did she choose to...? What are her strengths/weaknesses? Can you give an example to show...?


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