2 Unit Goals: What You Should Learn to Do What You Should Know About 1. Express pleasure and thanks2. Send a message of congratulation and respond to it3. Express regrets and ask for forgiveness4. Write and reply to:a thank-you notea gift carda congratulation messageWhat You Should Know About1. Feeling thankful and sorry is part of your culture2. Being serious when saying sorry3. Use of articles
3 Contents Talking Face to Face Appreciating Culture Tips Being All Ears Section ⅠTalking Face to FaceSection ⅤAppreciating Culture TipsSection ⅡBeing All EarsSection ⅣMaintaining a Sharp EyeSection ⅢTrying Your Hand
4 Section Ⅰ Talking Face to Face Imitating Mini-TalksSpeak and ReciteActing out the TasksSpeak and PerformStudying Gift andCongratulation CardsStudy and ImitateFollowing Sample DialoguesImitate and PerformSpeak and CompletePutting Language to UseSpeak and Communicate
5 SECTION I Talking Face to Face Imitating Mini-TalksSpeak and Recite1 Work in pairs. Practice the following mini-talks about expressing thanks andother feelings.Window on Key Words1) Giving Thanks to PeopleA: Thank you for the happy time.B: It’s nice to have you with us.A: I shall never forget this weekend.B: Me, too. It was / has been so pleasant.2) Congratulating People on Winning a PrizeA: Congratulations on winning the first prize!B: Thank you very much.A: We all feel very proud of you.B: Thanks. Let’s go and have a drink.周末祝贺赢得；奖自豪的
6 3) Expressing Thanks for Others’ Help Window on Key Words3) Expressing Thanks for Others’ HelpA: Professor Smith, thank you very much for your adviceon my paper!B: It’s my pleasure to be of some help.A: I could never be so successful without your help.B: I always know that you can do well.4) Making Apologies to OthersA: I’m so sorry for being late again.B: Never mind, but it’s a lesson for you to learn.A: Please forgive me one more time.B: Oh, just see it doesn’t happen again, will you?5) Expressing RegretA: I’m sorry I didn’t send the yesterday.B: Forget it. That’s OK.A: I wish I could make up for it.B: I don’t think it’s your fault.建议成功的道歉原谅遗憾，后悔电子邮件错误Back
7 Acting out the Tasks Speak and Perform 2 Work in pairs and act out the tasks by following the above mini-talks.1 Task:Give thanks to your hostess (女主人) for a happy New Year’s Party.2 Task:Congratulate your friend on being admitted to a nursing school.3 Task:Express thanks to your teacher who has been helping you.4 Task:Apologize for not being able to offer help to a friend of yours.5 Task:Express regret for making a careless mistake.Back
8 Studying Gift and Congratulation Cards Study and Imitate3 Gift cards / notes and congratulation cards / letters are very useful forexpressing thanks and good wishes on some social occasions. It is alsoimportant for us to learn how to reply to them properly. Read the followingcards carefully and try to use the information to practice short dialogues.
10 Following Sample Dialogues Imitate and Perform4 Read the following sample dialogues and try to perform your own tasks.1) Thank You for the Beautiful FlowersJoyce: Hello, Mary!Mary: Hi, Joyce. How are you feeling now?Joyce: Oh, much better. Thank you. And thank you very much for the roses.They are so lovely!Mary: I’m glad you like them. They are from my own garden.Joyce: Yes, I know. Some of the flowers opened this morning. So beautifuland sweet!Mary: I know you love flowers, and I hope you’ll enjoy keeping them.Joyce: I sure will. You are always so thoughtful, Mary.Mary: I’m glad you like the flowers.
11 2) Congratulations on the Promotion John: Congratulations, Mr. Alright! I’ve got the good news thatyou were named Outstanding Manager.Bill: Thank you, Mr. Black.John: I really feel happy for you. I know you deserve the honor.Bill: It’s very kind of you to say so.John: I have visited one of your branches and I was very much impressed.Bill: I owe much to your kind help and support to our company, Mr. Black.John: I’m sure you and your company will be more successful in the coming year.Bill: Thanks for your kind words. I’m looking forward to our continuedcooperation in the future.Back
12 Putting Language to Use Speak and Complete5 Imagine you are writing your term paper. You’ve just received a very usefulreference book as a gift from Professor Smith. You meet him and expressyour thanks. Read aloud the following dialogue with your partner by puttingin the missing words.You: Good morning, Prof. Smith. 1 ____________ for the book you sent me.It is 2 ____________ to my term paper.Smith: 3 _______________ it is helpful to you.You: Yes, it’s indeed a very good reference book. I don’t know how I shallexpress 4 __________________________.Smith: It’s 5 ____________________.You: And I’m 6 ___________ for all the help and encouragement you’ve given me.Smith: I’m happy to be 7 _____________. Please don’t hesitate to let me knowwhenever you need me.You: I will, Professor Smith. You are so 8 ________.Thank youvery helpfulI’m glad / happymy gratitude / thanks to younothing / my pleasurevery gratefulof any helpBackkindUnit | Two
13 Speak and Communicate6 Imagine you are Sue, and your partner is Ken. Your English teacher, Linda hasbeen in hospital. Now she is fully recovered and will leave the hospital today. Youwant to meet her there. You ask your friend Ken to give you a lift. Fill in the blanksaccording to the clues in the brackets. Then act it out with your partner.Sue: 1 (打招呼) ______________! Could you give me a lift?Ken: Hi, Sue. 2 (表示歉意) ______________, but I don’t have a car right now.Sue: Oh, 3 (表示遗憾) ______________! I want to go to the Central Hospital.Ken: Why? Are you sick?Sue: No, I’m all right. My English teacher Linda is there. She has just recovered and is to leave the hospital today.Ken: 4 (表示理解) ____________! Why not take a bunch of flowers with you?Sue: 5 (感谢他想得周到) _________________________________________.I have already prepared some flowers fresh from my mother’s garden.Hello, KenI’m terribly sorrythat’s too badI seeThat’s very thoughtful / considerate of you