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1 Group Discussion Friendship is one of the greatest pleasure that people can enjoy. It is very difficult to find a betterdefinition of friendship. What does friendship meanto you? How do you select your friends and how doyou usually contact them?
2 Read the poem and discuss the following questions with your partners. 1. How do you understand friendship?And what does friend mean to you?2. How do you make a new friend?3. Please say something about your bestfriends.
3 Background information Skype was first released in 2003 written by Estonian developersAhti Heinla and Jaan Tallinn. It developed into a platform withover 600 million users and was bought by Microsoft in 2011for $8.5 billion. The service allows users to communicate withpeers by voice using a microphone, video by using a webcam, andinstant messaging over the Internet. Phone calls may be placedto recipients on the traditional telephone networks.Find more about Skype at
4 representations of belonging Word Pretest:Try to find out the following phrases in the article, and translate them.theme songreciprocal naturerepresentations of belongingalter perspectivesmedia devicea forgotten ageby necessitybreaking-of-breadonline communicationphysical factorsbody languageInternet forum
5 representations of belonging referencestheme songreciprocal naturerepresentations of belongingalter perspectivesmedia devicea forgotten ageby necessitybreaking-of-breadonline communicationphysical factorsbody languageInternet forum主题歌互补性归属感改变观点媒体设备一个被遗弃的时代不可回避地分享食物的网上沟通物质因素肢体语言网上论坛
6 Reading Comprehension True or False Questions:The theme song from US television series Friends shows the reciprocal nature of friendship.Basically the benefits of having friends are for humans to survive.If you want to make friends with somebody, it means you must speak the same language with him or her.Nowadays keeping in touch with your friends simply by knocking on the door is a like a forlorn memorial to a forgotten age.FTFT
7 Reading Comprehension Read the news and answer the following questions:1. “I’ll be there for you, ‘cause you’re there for me too.” What nature of friendship do the lyrics reveal?It reveals the reciprocal nature of friendship. Here friendship means you do something for your friends, and then they will do them for you too.
8 Reading Comprehension Read the news and answer the following questions:2. What does the word “companion” mean?Reading ComprehensionThe word comes from Latin, and it means “someone with whom you eat bread”.
9 Reading Comprehension Read the news and answer the following questions:3. Why did people flock together to make friends with each other in the past? And how did friendships develop later?Initially people flocked together for increased strength and warmth, but later we began to depend oneach other for conversation.
10 Reading Comprehension Read the news and answer the following questions:4. What are the recent changes to language and communication here in the article?Nowadays people use networks and media devices tokeep in touch with their friends, so they may spend hourstalking to people without seeing them face to face.
11 Reading Comprehension Read the news and answer the following questions:5. How do the friends keep in touch with each other in the movie Trainspotting (1996) ? Do people contact in the same way? Why?Reading Comprehension(1) In the movie Trainspotting a group of friends keep in touch with each other simply by going to each other’s houses and knocking on the door.(2) No, they don’t.(3) Because people have so many networks and media devices on which to keep in touch with their friends that they don’t even need to leave their own house.
12 Reading Comprehension Read the news and answer the following questions:6. How do online friendships influence our real life?Reading ComprehensionSocial dynamics, when hidden behind online communication, change entirely. Our online friendships and relationships are, most of the time, condensed into nothing but language. Body language and the uncountable other physical factors that frame real-life communication are irretrievably lost.
13 Match the words with their meanings. a. at the beginningb. being the last or concluding element of a seriesc. an achievement that reminds peopled. concerning each of two or more persons or things; especially given or done in returne. the way in which people or things have, react or affect each otherf. a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or imageg. a way of regarding situations or topics etcd__ reciprocal__ initially__ representation__ ultimate__ perspective__ memorial__ dynamicsafbgc没个答案出现时，加入的清脆的声音以示提示e
14 2. Your son suffers from your _________ shielding. Fill in the blanks with the following words in the news report.Word Practiceexcessive, condense, pale in comparison, monopolyMiserable as current conditions are, they _________ with Japan's problems.2. Your son suffers from your _________ shielding.3. Marriage is the most common form of a _________, which is the situation when a market has only one seller of a good or service?4. You can _________ milk by boiling away much of the water in it..pale in comparisonexcessivemonopolycondense
15 profound, precedence, mausoleum, banal Word Practiceprofound, precedence, mausoleum, banalbanal1. Their conversation was ________ full of uninteresting remarks, such as "nice weather" and "slow traffic today. ".2. My experience with those kids had a ________ impact on me.3. This is the highest _________ username and password.4. The most famous ____________ is guarded by the terracotta warriors which are believed to protect the emperor in the afterlife.profoundprecedencemausoleum
16 InstructionSkimming and scanning: Find the answers to the following quesitons as quickly as possible.
17 General Questions 1.What does the word "companion" mean in Latin? 2.How did our friendships develop at some point in our past?The word “companion”, which comes from Latin, means “someone with whom you eat bread”.At some point in our past, though, our friendships developed. Initially we flocked together for increased strength and warmth, but later we began to depend on each other for conversation – for immaterial representations of belonging.
18 General Questions 3. How do people contact their friends today? 4. What does the writer think of the movie “Train Spotting“ ?Nowadays, people have so many networks and media devices on which to keep in touch with their friends that they don’t even need to leave their own house.The movie, as a result, has the air of a forlorn memorial to a forgotten age when friendship was, by necessity, a real-world affair.
19 General Questions 5. What is companionship like now? 6. What is the writer’s attitude towards some social network software, such as Skype?Companionship is now further than ever from its physical, breaking-of-bread origins. We now spend hours talking to people without ever setting our eyes on them.Some software, such as Skype, allows our voices and images to be heard and viewed, but this communication pales in comparison to the closeness of a shared immediate environment.
20 Work in teams and make a survey among your classmates based on the questions given here, and then write a report on it Do they have online pals? How do they regard online friendship? Do they really trust their online friends? How long do they thing the online friendship will last? Is it possible for it to last a life-long time?Homework