If possible, do you want to go to a city along River Rhine for a travel? How about living alone and working there?
Fast reading 1.Where has the writer moved to? 2.Why has the writer moved there? 4.How long will the writer probably live there? A town called Hagen in North-Rhein Westphalia, Germany. (Para.2 line1) To become a Language Assistant.(Para.2 line1) About 9 months. (para.4 line4) 3. When did the writer move there? Two weeks ago.(Para.1 line2-3)
______________ ago, the writer, a _____ moved to ________ to be a Language Assistant for about ____ months. British Germany 9 Two weeks
Two weeks ago, the writer __________ his/her German ____________. started The start of my German_____
Skimming Go through the passage again and match the main idea with each paragragh.
Para4: After a three-day training course, the writer was taken straight to the school. Para5: The writer’s hope for the next few weeks. Para1: Something the writer would never have thought ten years ago became his/her reality. Para2: The writer moved to the town Hagen in Germany two weeks ago. Para3: When leaving his/her parents, the writer was feeling overwhelmed with the different emotions.
Para4: After a three-day training course, I was taken straight to school. Para5: The writer’s hope for the next few weeks. Para1: Something the writer would never have thought ten years ago became his/her reality. Para2: The writer moved to the town Hagen in Germany two weeks ago. Para3: Upon arrival, the writer was feeling overwhelmed with the different emotions
In what order is the passage mainly organized ?
TimeWhen leaving Britain When landing in Germany When arriving at the school At the moment Feelings overwhelmed Careful reading Para.3 Para.4 Para.1&5
The different emotions Anxiety of what … would involve Sadness of leaving his/her parents Excitement to start a new adventure Feel overwhelmed with Overwhelm: to have such a strong emotional effect on sb that it is difficult for them to react
The girl was overwhelmed with emotion and couldn't speak for a moment. feel/be overwhelmed with at a loss
TimeWhen leaving Britain Para.3 When landing in Germany When arriving at the school Para.4 At the moment Para.1&5 Feelings overwhelmed nervous before being picked up less nervous Careful reading at a loss
I was definitly thrown in right at the deep-end ， which is for the best, as I quickly felt at ease. for the best ： the deep-end: be for the best at a loss at ease a new and difficult situation you are not prepared for
TimeWhen leaving Britain Para.3 When landing in Germany When arriving at the school Para.4 At the moment Para.1&5 Feelings overwhelmed at a loss nervous less nervous at a loss at ease hopeful Careful reading proud confident before being picked up The writer’s emotions have _________ over time. changed
Conclusion : With the ___________ of the writer’s emotions, the writer is _________________ living _______ in another country and has become more__________. change getting used to alone confident and grown-up
The start of my German ___________ Can you fill the blanks with a proper word to finish the title? adventure Extended questions
What kind of person do you think the writer is according to the passage? optimistic positvive confident independent quick in adapting to a new environment. Extended questions As far as I’m concerned, the writer is __________, because_____________.
Discussion What’s the writer’s purpose of writing this passage? To __________ readers to ______ the __________in life ____________ by telling his/her own German__________ encourage face deep-end optimistically adventure