Issue 1000 Apr. 10th, 2013 P. 6 Culture Britain pays respects to patriotic leader Who's your favorite Pixar hero? V2 vibe film
Culture Contents 1. Leadin Activity 2. Reading Comprehension 3. Word Practice 4. Assignment Britain pays respects to patriotic leader
Leadin Activity Questions Discussion 1.Have you ever heard of the former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher? Do you know anything about her? Such as her life experiences, achievements, personality, the role she played in the handover of Hong Kong, etc. 2. Do you know why she is called Iron Lady? Please discuss it with your partners.
Margaret Hilda Thatcher ( 13 October 1925 – 8 April 2013) was a British politician who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and the Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990. She was the longest-serving British Prime Minister of the 20th century and is the only woman to have held the office. A Soviet journalist called her the "Iron Lady", a nickname that became associated with her uncompromising politics and leadership style. As Prime Minister, she implemented policies that have come to be known as Thatcherism.
Questions Discussion 3. Do you know the following names of some famous political leaders, please translate them and speak of something about them. Leadin Activity David Cameron Ronald ReaganMikhail Gorbachev -- -
Leadin Activity David Cameron Ronald ReaganMikhail Gorbachev -- -
Read the news and answer the following questions: 1. What policy Thatcher made to shake the whole Britain fundamentally in the 1980s? Reading Comprehension Her free-market revolution in the 1980s shook the country to its core.
Reading Comprehension Read the news and answer the following questions: 2. How did Britains current Prime Minister David Cameron comment on her? We have lost a great leader, a great prime minister and a great Briton, people will be learning about what she did and her achievements in decades, probably centuries to come. But if there is one thing that cuts through all of this, one thing that runs through everything that she did, it was her lionhearted love of this country, Cameron said. She was the patriot prime minister, and she fought for Britains interests every step of the way.
Reading Comprehension Read the news and answer the following questions: 3. What achievements had she made in the field of economy? Economically, she was determined to repair Britains economy by reducing the role of the state and boosting the free market. And her monetary policies also made London one of the most vibrant and successful financial centers in the world.
Reading Comprehension Read the news and answer the following questions: 4. Whats the aim and contents of her foreign policy? What is her relationship with top leaders of other countries? Thatchers foreign policy was aimed at building up the UKs profile abroad. She was a staunch opponent of communism, an imposing cold warrior who basked in her nickname Iron Lady and in her role as the strongest ally of the United States. The former US president Ronald Reagan was her soul mate and Gorbachev, the former Soviet leader spoke highly of her.
Reading Comprehension Read the news and answer the following questions: 5. What is her relationship with European countries? Her anti-EU views led the pro-Europeans in her party to move to oust her. In 1980, she called for the UKs contributions to the then EEC to be adjusted, warning that otherwise she would withhold VAT payments. The battle lasted four years and finally ended in victory for Thatcher but damaged relations with other European countries.
Task Task : Find and underline the following words in the news report, guess their corresponding Chinese meaning in the context. 1. patriotic 2. lionize 3. lambaste 4. laud 5. savior 6. loathe 7. indelible 8. imprint 9. heir 10. vibrant Word Practice …… ( ) ;,
Word Practice Task Task : Learn the words in the diagram. Try to translate the examples. 1.patriotic [,pætri' ɔ tik] adj. inspired by love for your country 2. lionize ['la ɪ əna ɪ z] v. to assign great social importance to …… eg. He led them in launching a patriotic movement. eg. The press began to lionize him enthusiastically.
3. lambaste [læm'best] adj. If you lambaste someone, you criticize them severely, usually in public. ( ) 4. laud [l ɔː d] v. If people laud someone, they praise and admire them. ; eg. The professor lambasted me for my careless mistake. eg. They lauded the former president as a hero. Word Practice
5. savior ['seivjə] n. a person who rescues you from harm or danger 6. loathe [ləuð] v. If you loathe something or someone, you dislike them very much. eg. But they want to make your world perfect and be your savior. eg. She loathed the sight of greasy food. Word Practice
7. indelible [ ɪ n'del ɪ b(ə)l] adj. cannot be removed, washed away or erased 8. imprint [ ɪ m'pr ɪ nt] n. If something leaves an imprint on a place or on your mind, it has a strong and lasting effect on it. eg. My visit to India in 1986 left an indelible impression on me. 1986 eg. World War I left an indelible imprint on the twentieth-century world. 20 Word Practice
9. heir [ ɛ r] n. a person who inherits some title or office 10. vibrant ['va ɪ brənt]adj. Someone or something that is vibrant is full of life, energy, and enthusiasm. eg. He claimed that he was the only rightful heir. eg. Tom felt himself being drawn toward her vibrant personality. Word Practice
11. staunch [st ɔ nt ʃ ] adj. firm and dependable especially in loyalty 12. ally ['æla ɪ ] n. A country's ally is another country that has an agreement to support it, especially in war. eg. He's a staunch supporter of controls on government spending. eg. Washington would not take such a step without its allies' approval. Word Practice
13. pragmatism ['prægmət ɪ z(ə)m] n. thinking of or dealing with problems in a practical way, rather than by using theory or abstract principles 14. oust ['la ɪ ənh ɑː t ɪ d] v. to remove from a position or office ; … ; eg. She had a reputation for clear thinking and pragmatism. eg. The Republicans may oust him in November. 11 Word Practice
Task Task : Find and underline the following words in the news report, guess their corresponding Chinese meaning in the context. Word Practice ; … ; 11. staunch 12. ally 13. pragmatism 14. oust
Listening Practice: Watch the video of the news report, try to grasp the useful words and phrases in it. Assignment
Script of the news report Assignment Chinese media on Thatcher death Following Margaret Thatchers death on Monday, Chinese media have published special reports on the Iron Lady of British politics. Most mainstream news websites have launched feature pages, reviewing Thatchers political career, especially her relationship with China. China Daily said Thatcher "helped push ties with China" and played an important role on the smooth handover of Hong Kong. Xinhua said she changed the development path of Britain and the world. Many sites have also shown pictures or videos of Thatchers four visits to China. On Weibo, Chinas twitter like social website, thousands paid condolence to Thatchers passing, and many have published some of her famous quotes.
Vibefilm Lead-in Activity 1 Reading Comprehension 2 Assignment 4 Words Practice 3 Reflection 5 Who's your favorite Pixar hero?
Individual or pair works: Speaking Task I Task II Group works: Discussion Leadin Activity
Task I Task I Do you know anything about Pixar Movies? Do you know anything about Pixar Movies? Do you know any movies produced by this company? Do you know any movies produced by this company? Have you watched the movie Finding Nemo? Have you watched the movie Finding Nemo? What is it about? What is it about? Do you think it will have sequels? If it has the sequel, Do you think it will have sequels? If it has the sequel, What are you looking forward to it? What are you looking forward to it? Task I Task I Do you know anything about Pixar Movies? Do you know anything about Pixar Movies? Do you know any movies produced by this company? Do you know any movies produced by this company? Have you watched the movie Finding Nemo? Have you watched the movie Finding Nemo? What is it about? What is it about? Do you think it will have sequels? If it has the sequel, Do you think it will have sequels? If it has the sequel, What are you looking forward to it? What are you looking forward to it? SpeakingSpeaking Leadin Activity
Watch the Pixar mixing movies editing. ListeningListening Leadin Activity Task II Test your ears! How many movies are mentioned? What are the names?
Reading Comprehension Skimming Work Read the passage and answer the following questions: 1. What is the main idea of this passage ? 2. What is Up about? It introduces Pixar movies (Finding Nemo, Toy Story, The Incredible,Up, Wall-E, Brave) and its new movie Finding Dory. By tying thousands of balloons to his home, 78-year-old widower Carl Fredricksen sets out to fulfill his lifelong dream to see the wilderness of South America and to complete a promise made to his lifelong love.
Reading Comprehension Skimming Work Read the passage and answer the following questions: 3. What`s Toy Story about? 4. How many films are mentioned in this passage? A group of toys and dolls, led by Woody and Buzz Lightyear, come to life when their master Andy is not around and embark on different adventures, whether its trying to get home, rescuing their mates or planning their great escape. Seven.
Vibe film Words Practice Glossary (This part will be finished by the students. Teachers guide them to do so.)
__ sequel __ deafening __ staple __ dysfunctional __ destiny __ mythical __ impetuous a. loud enough to cause (temporary) hearing loss b. impaired in function; especially of a bodily system or organ c. based on or told of in traditional stories; lacking factual basis or historical validity d. a part added to a book or play that continues and extends it e. characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation f. necessary foods or commodities g. an event (or a course of events) that will inevitably happen in the future a c d e b f g Task 1 Task 1 Match the words with their meanings. Words Practice
Task 2 Task 2 Complete the sentences with the words from Task 1. 1. You will know when this heart is getting closer because the sound will be ______________. 2. Still beside myself not knowing what to do to mark this special occasion, I did the most ____________ thing I've ever done in my life: I bought a new Saturn. 3. In some way, to some extent, were all _________________. deafening impetuous dysfunctional
Words Practice Task 2 Task 2 Complete the sentences with the words from Task 1. 4. How do you see technology changing for the Avatar ____________? 5. Rice is the __________ grain and fish form an important part of the diet. 6. As with other cultures, Chinese____________stories are entwined with history. 7. Decide what you want to be, pick out your future, and make your own _____________. sequel staple mythical destiny
Assignment Direction: Let` s talk about Pixar movies.
making a survey: Do you know any connections between Jobs and Pixar? Do a survey around your classmates and find some more information about it from the Internet. Direction Reflection