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1 Unit 2 I used to be afraid of the dark. I used to be afraid of the dark. 北京市十一学校 吴湘波

2 Period VI: Reading He used to cause a lot of trouble

3 Before you read Think it over what troubles you’ve caused to your family. e.g. I used to be weak and I used to get ill. So my parents had to take me to the hospital very often. e.g. I used to be weak and I used to get ill. So my parents had to take me to the hospital very often.

4 while you read Read aloud to the recording of the text and underline all the useful expressions. Discuss your problems with your partner if you have any difficulties with the reading passage.

5 Phrases in the text 1. a fifteen-year-old boy 2. a "problem child' 3. a recent conversation with…, 4. changed one’s life 5. give sb. many problems 6. after sb’s death 7. a few years ago 8. become much more difficult 9. not afford to pay for… 10. not often at home 11. look after… 12. caused problems for… 13. not interested in studying 14. get into trouble with… 15. give up trying to help… 16. in the end 17. made a difficult decision, 18. send…to a boys' boarding school 19. cause a lot of trouble 20. one day

6 21. leave the school 22. waste one’s time 23. talk with… 24. to one’s surprise 25. change one’s life 26. be no longer with… 27. take pride in… 28. be afraid of being alone 29. make sb. pay more attention to… 30. work hard 31. a top student in one’s class 32. feel good about…

7 将下列句子译成中文,并根据句意复述课文。 Martin Murray is a fifteen-year-old boy. He used to be a "problem child', but a recent conversation with his mother changed his life. His mother couldn’t afford to pay for her children's education. To do this, she had to work, and so was not often at home. His mother looked after him as well as she could. Unfortunately, Martin still caused problems for himself and his family. His mother was very patient, and didn’t give up trying to help him. In the end, she made a difficult decision: to send him to a boys' boarding school.

8 Martin hated it and used to cause a lot of trouble. One day, he told his teacher he wanted to leave the school.Even the teacher agreed that Martin was wasting his time. The head teacher said it was necessary to talk with his mother. To his surprise, this phone call changed his life. “My mother helped me to understand how much she had given me. She also told me that even though my father was no longer with us, he was watching me, and would always take pride in everything good I do. That’s when I decided to change. …” His mother’s love helped him to feel good about himself, and as Martin himself says, “It’s very important for parents to be there for their children.”

9 Skim Reading Read the text as quickly as you can. And then put these sentences into correct place in the reading. Missing language Place in reading 1. How was he able to change? 2. and didn’t give up trying to help him 3. That’s when I decided to change 4. after his father’s death a few years ago 5. Even the teacher agreed that Martin was wasting his time

10 True or False Read the statements below. Circle “TRUE”, “FALSE” or “DON’T KNOW” according to the reading. 1. Martin is still a bad boy. F T D 2. There weren’t enough money for the family. F T D 3. Martin finally understood what his problem was. F T D 4. Martin’s father didn’t use to help him. F T D 5. What his mother said didn’t change Martin’s mind. F T D

11 Step 5 Discussion What do you think of Martin’s mother? What do you think of Martin?

12 Step 4 Sharing Difficult or beautiful sentences that you learned from the passage.

13 Martin Murray is a fifteen-year-old boy. He used to be a "problem child', but a recent conversation with his mother changed his life. His mother couldn't afford to pay for her children's education. To do this, she had to work, and so was not often at home. His mother looked after him as well as she could. Unfortunately, Martin still caused problems for himself and his family. His mother was very patient, and didn’t give up trying to help him. In the end, she made a difficult decision: to send him to a boys' boarding school.

14 Martin hated it and used to cause a lot of trouble. One day, he told his teacher he wanted to leave the school.Even the teacher agreed that Martin was wasting his time. The head teacher said it was necessary to talk with his mother. To his surprise, this phone call changed his life. “My mother helped me to understand how much she had given me. She also told me that even though my father was no longer with us, he was watching me, and would always take pride in everything good I do. That’s when I decided to change. …” His mother’s love helped him to feel good about himself, and as Martin himself says, “It’s very important for parents to be there for their children.”

15 Step 7 Making up a story( 选做 ) Look at the following pictures carefully and then make up a story. (The beginning of the story is given.) A LOVE STORY Mr. Smith was badly ill. He has to sit in the wheelchair. But things were different a few years ago…

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17 A sample A love story Mr. Smith was badly ill. He has to sit in the wheelchair. But things were different a few years ago… Mr. and Mrs. Smith lived a happy life. Though they had no child, they looked after each other. They used to cook together and then enjoyed their delicious food. After that they used to do the dishes. After dinner, they used to do the washing or bath their dog. Sometimes they read newspaper while drinking. They really had a relaxing life. Mr. Smith can’t help his wife do any chores, he can’t even walk. Mrs. Smith looked after her husband carefully. Every day Mrs. Smith takes her lover in the wheelchair to the garden. Everyone in the neighborhood admires them.


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