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1 Don’t Wait to Give Daddy a Hug Distant Education College, Jilin University 1. Text Analysis Text Analysis 2. Exercises Exercises 3. Questions For Discussion Questions For Discussion

2 Exercises Distant Education College, Jilin University 1. True/False QuestionsTrue/False Questions 2. Multiple-choice QuestionsMultiple-choice Questions Return

3 True/False Questions Distant Education College, Jilin University 1. The little girl couldn’t get to sleep because she was worried that she would die the next day. 2. The little girl didn’t like to lie in her bed and go to sleep because her bed was uncomfortable. 3. The girl was too young to realize that her father was seriously ill. 4. The little girl didn’t like the hospital because she was forbidden to hug her father there. Answer

4 True/False Questions Distant Education College, Jilin University 1. The little girl couldn’t get to sleep because she was worried that she would die the next day. F 2. The little girl didn’t like to lie in her bed and go to sleep because her bed was uncomfortable. 3. The girl was too young to realize that her father was seriously ill. 4. The little girl didn’t like the hospital because she was forbidden to hug her father there. Answer

5 True/False Questions Distant Education College, Jilin University 1. The little girl couldn’t get to sleep because she was worried that she would die the next day. F 2. The little girl didn’t like to lie in her bed and go to sleep because her bed was uncomfortable. F 3. The girl was too young to realize that her father was seriously ill. 4. The little girl didn’t like the hospital because she was forbidden to hug her father there. Answer

6 True/False Questions Distant Education College, Jilin University 1. The little girl couldn’t get to sleep because she was worried that she would die the next day. F 2. The little girl didn’t like to lie in her bed and go to sleep because her bed was uncomfortable. F 3. The girl was too young to realize that her father was seriously ill. T 4. The little girl didn’t like the hospital because she was forbidden to hug her father there. Answer

7 True/False Questions Distant Education College, Jilin University 1. The little girl couldn’t get to sleep because she was worried that she would die the next day. F 2. The little girl didn’t like to lie in her bed and go to sleep because her bed was uncomfortable. F 3. The girl was too young to realize that her father was seriously ill. T 4. The little girl didn’t like the hospital because she was forbidden to hug her father there. F Next

8 True/False Questions Distant Education College, Jilin University 5. The little girl became angry because a telephone call at midnight startled her. 6. The little girl was not prepared to believe that her father had died. 7. The child exaggerated her illness and thought she would die the next day. 8. The little girl felt excited when she went to the hospital to visit her father. She couldn’t wait to give him a hug. Answer

9 True/False Questions Distant Education College, Jilin University 5. The little girl became angry because a telephone call at midnight startled her. T 6. The little girl was not prepared to believe that her father had died. 7. The child exaggerated her illness and thought she would die the next day. 8. The little girl felt excited when she went to the hospital to visit her father. She couldn’t wait to give him a hug. Answer

10 True/False Questions Distant Education College, Jilin University 5. The little girl became angry because a telephone call at midnight startled her. T 6. The little girl was not prepared to believe that her father had died. T 7. The child exaggerated her illness and thought she would die the next day. 8. The little girl felt excited when she went to the hospital to visit her father. She couldn’t wait to give him a hug. Answer

11 True/False Questions Distant Education College, Jilin University 5. The little girl became angry because a telephone call at midnight startled her. T 6. The little girl was not prepared to believe that her father had died. T 7. The child exaggerated her illness and thought she would die the next day. T 8. The little girl felt excited when she went to the hospital to visit her father. She couldn’t wait to give him a hug. Answer

12 True/False Questions Distant Education College, Jilin University 5. The little girl became angry because a telephone call at midnight startled her. T 6. The little girl was not prepared to believe that her father had died. T 7. The child exaggerated her illness and thought she would die the next day. T 8. The little girl felt excited when she went to the hospital to visit her father. She couldn’t wait to give him a hug. F Next

13 True/False Questions Distant Education College, Jilin University 9. The girl gave her father a hug despite her mother’s strong opposition, because she knew her father was dying. 10. Mother blamed the girl when she found she was not sleeping. 11. When the little girl heard the news of her father’s death, she wouldn’t believe it. Answer

14 True/False Questions Distant Education College, Jilin University 9. The girl gave her father a hug despite her mother’s strong opposition, because she knew her father was dying. F 10. Mother blamed the girl when she found she was not sleeping. 11. When the little girl heard the news of her father’s death, she wouldn’t believe it. Answer

15 True/False Questions Distant Education College, Jilin University 9. The girl gave her father a hug despite her mother’s strong opposition, because she knew her father was dying. F 10. Mother blamed the girl when she found she was not sleeping. F 11. When the little girl heard the news of her father’s death, she wouldn’t believe it. Answer

16 True/False Questions Distant Education College, Jilin University 9. The girl gave her father a hug despite her mother’s strong opposition, because she knew her father was dying. F 10. Mother blamed the girl when she found she was not sleeping. F 11. When the little girl heard the news of her father’s death, she wouldn’t believe it. T Return

17 Multiple-choice Questions Distant Education College, Jilin University 1. At the beginning of the story the child was lying on the sofa because _______. A) she was too ill to be in her bedroom B) she wanted a high bed like the one her father had in the hospital C) Mama agreed to have the child close to her own bedroom D) it was a soft, warm night and the child felt more comfortable on the sofa Answer

18 Multiple-choice Questions Distant Education College, Jilin University Next 1. At the beginning of the story the child was lying on the sofa because _______. C A) she was too ill to be in her bedroom B) she wanted a high bed like the one her father had in the hospital C) Mama agreed to have the child close to her own bedroom D) it was a soft, warm night and the child felt more comfortable on the sofa

19 Multiple-choice Questions Distant Education College, Jilin University 2. The child thought her father could not like the hospital better than home because _______. A) he had to sleep on a high bed B) he was not free to do whatever he wanted to C) he had to shave every day D) it was too huge a place Answer

20 Multiple-choice Questions Distant Education College, Jilin University Next 2. The child thought her father could not like the hospital better than home because _______. B A) he had to sleep on a high bed B) he was not free to do whatever he wanted to C) he had to shave every day D) it was too huge a place

21 Multiple-choice Questions Distant Education College, Jilin University 3. Her mother would not let her hug her father because ________. A) she was not allowed to do that in the hospital B) she might upset her father C) her brother and sister didn’t do it D) her roughness might hurt her father Answer

22 Multiple-choice Questions Distant Education College, Jilin University Next 3. Her mother would not let her hug her father because ________. D A) she was not allowed to do that in the hospital B) she might upset her father C) her brother and sister didn’t do it D) her roughness might hurt her father

23 Multiple-choice Questions Distant Education College, Jilin University 4. When Mama answered the telephone she told the child to go to her own room because _________. A) Mama did not want to be disturbed B) Mama did not want the child to hear the conversation and become upset C) the child was ill and needed to sleep D) Mama was angry that the child was still awake on the sofa Answer

24 Multiple-choice Questions Distant Education College, Jilin University Next 4. When Mama answered the telephone she told the child to go to her own room because _________. B A) Mama did not want to be disturbed B) Mama did not want the child to hear the conversation and become upset C) the child was ill and needed to sleep D) Mama was angry that the child was still awake on the sofa

25 Multiple-choice Questions Distant Education College, Jilin University 5. The child’s immediate reaction to the news of her father’s death was that of ________. A) anger B) despair C) disbelief D) confusion Answer

26 Multiple-choice Questions Distant Education College, Jilin University Next 5. The child’s immediate reaction to the news of her father’s death was that of ________. C A) anger B) despair C) disbelief D) confusion

27 Multiple-choice Questions Distant Education College, Jilin University 6. After reading the story, we understand better the title which suggests that if you really love your father, __________. A) you must let him know B) you should hug him all the time C) you must take care of him more carefully D) you shouldn’t be rough with or hurt your father Answer

28 Multiple-choice Questions Distant Education College, Jilin University Return 6. After reading the story, we understand better the title which suggests that if you really love your father, __________. A A) you must let him know B) you should hug him all the time C) you must take care of him more carefully D) you shouldn’t be rough with or hurt your father

29 Questions for Discussion Distant Education College, Jilin University Return 1. What’s the meaning of the title? What are the effects of the author’s choosing a first person narrator who is a child? 2. How old do you think the author was when her father died? Give reasons for your answer based on evidence from the text. 3. Have you ever had anything you bitterly regretted? What was it?

30 Text Analysis Distant Education College, Jilin University Don’t Wait to Give Daddy a Hug A little girl regretted later in life for having lost the chance to give her daddy one last hug. She really wanted to give her daddy a hug. What prevented her from doing so?hug The night was soft and warm as I lay gazing at the ceiling. The whole house was quiet, except for the occasional coughing from my own congested throat, I lay on the sofa exaggerating my illness as children are likely to do. Tomorrow I would probably be dead. Mama said it would go away, but she could be wrong, couldn’t she?except foroccasionalcongestedexaggeratingare likely to do Next

31 Text Analysis Distant Education College, Jilin University Next The hard blue lumps of the tattered sofa beneath my body were a great comfort to me. I was glad to be out of my own bedroom and nearer to that of my mother. After all, if I should choke during the night, she wouldn’t be able to hear me. It was imperative that I be as close as possible. Mama understood that, or at least she pretended to. She had tucked me in methodically several hours before and she was no doubt confident that I was long since asleep, but I had far too many things to think about to go to sleep.After all choke imperativetucked me inconfident long since Previous

32 Text Analysis Distant Education College, Jilin University Next I was thinking of the hospital. We had gone there that afternoon to visit my father for Valentine’s Day. We had to go the day before the actual holiday because Mama said we couldn’t get out of school to go on Monday. The hospital was a huge place. It seemed to me like a giant castle which I would be lost in forever if I wasn’t careful. Everything was white and I remembered seeing all kinds of ladies dressed up in funny white things with all their hair covered up with some sort of cloth. I asked who they were, but I don’t think I should have because my mother looked rather embarrassed and hushed me. I found out later that they were nuns. I thought nuns were only found in convents. That confused me for a while, but I soon found something else to arouse my curiosity.Valentine’s Daygiantbe lost in Previous

33 Text Analysis Distant Education College, Jilin University Next Daddy was in a high bed that was folded in half some way. I couldn’t understand it, but I sure wished I could have one like that — then when Mama told me to lie down and go to sleep I wouldn’t because my bed wouldn’t let me. That would be fun, for a change. He looked alright to me. I didn’t know why he kept going to that place anyway. He couldn’t like it better than home because he didn’t even have a television there. Previous

34 Text Analysis Distant Education College, Jilin University Next I sat as quietly as possible. My trouble was that I wanted to hug him and I was afraid of what Mama would say if I climbed up on his bed to do it. I didn’t know why she would mind — I only knew she would. Sometimes she said I was too rough. But I was such a little girl and Daddy was so big... how could I hurt him? I thought there must be some other reason why he couldn’t wrestle with me like he used to. Maybe he was too tired. wrestle Previous

35 Text Analysis Distant Education College, Jilin University Next My parents talked for a long time while I looked out the window and played with my brother and sister. I didn’t like that place and I wanted to go home. There didn’t seem to be anything to do there. Then, all at once, we were leaving. Daddy called me to his bedside and told me to be sure to say my prayers. I said I would and kissed him quickly on the cheek. I remembered how smooth his face was that day and I was surprised by it. Usually his cheeks were covered with a fine stubble which always tickled me like the first grass of spring tickled my toes. That day his face had been like a shiny stone.prayersstubbletickled Previous

36 Text Analysis Distant Education College, Jilin University Next The absence of the red growth had changed him somehow — he wasn’t the same anymore. It was probably because of the hospital. They probably made him shave in that place. That’s another reason why he should have come home; if he were at home he could do anything he wanted to — no one would make him shave. In any case, we were going then and I didn’t have time to ask him about it. I was glad to leave that building. The people in there were sick... except, of course, my Daddy. He was not sick at all. Previous

37 Text Analysis Distant Education College, Jilin University Next As I settled comfortably into the depths of the sofa, I noticed a dust web in the corner of the low ceiling and it took my mind off the hospital for a moment. And as my thoughts returned to the long halls and treasure-filled rooms I was startled by the shrill sound of the telephone. That made me angry — now Mama would get up and find that I wasn’t sleeping yet. Why did somebody have to call then anyway?webstartledshrill Just as I had suspected, the light went on in the bedroom. Mama came into the shadows of the living room, bringing with her the rays of yellow light. My eyes, now accustomed to the darkness, turned instinctively away from the light. Besides, I had to pretend I was sleeping, and it was easier if I turned my face in the opposite direction from my mother.accustomed toinstinctively Previous

38 Text Analysis Distant Education College, Jilin University Next Mama spoke for only a few minutes, asking questions like when? and how? She shook me then and told me to go into my own room. I knew it — the telephone call would ruin everything. Then she woke my oldest sister. In a few seconds the whole house was buzzing with some sort of news. “At eleven o’clock.” “... it had to happen sometime... we were expecting it...” “... too young to be dead.” I heard these phrases, but I couldn’t put together their meaning.ruinbuzzing Previous

39 Text Analysis Distant Education College, Jilin University Next Mama came then and told me he was dead. My Daddy was dead. No! No! No! It wasn’t true. He couldn’t be dead. He was alive — he had kissed me only that afternoon. People didn’t die just like that! It wasn’t like stepping on a fly... people took years to die... they only died when they were old... very old with gray hair and wrinkles and stooped-bodies. Young people don’t die. Not people I knew... not anyone I loved. Not my father! He was mine and no one could take my father away from me. He would live forever.stooped Previous

40 Text Analysis Distant Education College, Jilin University Next I hated that person who called. It wasn’t true and that was a horrible thing to say. It wasn’t funny. It scared me. Mama believed it, though. She shouldn’t. If she’d only listen to me I’d tell her the truth... IT ISN’T TRUE... IT ISN’T!! Just wait — next time Daddy came home I’d tell him about the person who called. He’d laugh and say Mama shouldn’t have taken it seriously. After all, that couldn’t happen. He wasn’t even sick. Previous

41 Text Analysis Distant Education College, Jilin University Return And do you know what else would happen when Daddy came home the next time? I would jump on his lap and hug him until he couldn’t even breathe! And he wouldn’t mind — because that’s what daddies were for. Abridged from Creative Young America in Prose and Poetry, ed., Dean Curry, Washington, D. C., Approximately 1,200 words. Previous

42 Words to Know hug [  ] n. 紧紧拥抱 =embrace e.g. He hugged his daughter. 他紧紧拥抱他的女儿。 Distant Education College, Jilin University Return

43 Words to Know occasional [  ] adj. 偶尔的,偶然的 =occurring from time to time e.g. He is only an occasional workman. 他只不过是个临时雇工。 Distant Education College, Jilin University Return

44 Words to Know congested [  ] adj. 用粘液堵塞的 =choked e.g. She had some difficulty in passing those streets congested with traffic. 她困难地通过那些交通拥挤的街道。 Distant Education College, Jilin University Return

45 Words to Know exaggerate [  ] vt. 夸大,把 … 言过其实 = overstate e.g. People will not believe a person who always exaggerates. 人们不会相信老是夸张的人。 Distant Education College, Jilin University Return

46 Words to Know choke [  ] vi. 窒息 =to have difficulty in breathing, swallowing, or speaking e.g. The old man choked with anger. 那个老人气得说不出话来。 Distant Education College, Jilin University Return

47 Words to Know imperative [  ] adj. 极重要的,必要的 = peremptory e.g. It is imperative that every one of us remould his world outlook. 我们每个人都必须改造自己的世界观。 Distant Education College, Jilin University Return

48 Words to Know confident [  ] adj. 确信的,有信心的 =marked by assurance, as of success e.g. Peter is confident of winning the post as the assistant to the managing director. 彼得确信他能获得总经理助理的职位。 Distant Education College, Jilin University Return

49 Words to Know giant [  ] adj. 巨大的 =marked by exceptionally great size, magnitude, or power e.g. All children like giant pandas. 孩子们都喜欢大熊猫。 Distant Education College, Jilin University Return

50 Words to Know wrestle [  ] vi. (与 … )角力,摔跤 =to contend or struggle e.g. You should have the mental preparation of wrestling with a task. 你要有苦干一项工作的思想准备。 Distant Education College, Jilin University Return

51 Words to Know prayer [  ] n. 祷告,祈祷 =act of praying to God e.g. He knelt down in prayer. 他跪下祷告。 Distant Education College, Jilin University Return

52 Words to Know stubble [  ] n. 须茬,发茬 = short bristly hairs on a man's unshaven face e.g. He had three days' stubble on his unshaven face. 他因三天未刮脸而留下满脸胡子茬。 Distant Education College, Jilin University Return

53 Words to Know tickle [  ] vt. 使觉得痒 =to touch (the body) lightly so as to cause laughter or twitching movements e.g. I tickled the baby's feet and made her laugh. 我胳肢孩子的脚, 使她发笑。 Distant Education College, Jilin University Return

54 Words to Know web [  ] n. (蜘蛛的)网 =something made of threads by a spider or other spinning creature e.g. A fly was caught in a spider’s web. 一只苍蝇被蜘蛛网捉住了。 Distant Education College, Jilin University Return

55 Words to Know startle [  ] v. 惊吓,使 … 大吃一惊 =to alarm, frighten, or surprise suddenly e.g. You startled me when you shouted. 你叫喊的时候,吓了我一跳。 Distant Education College, Jilin University Return

56 Words to Know shrill [  ] adj. 刺耳的 =high-pitched and piercing in tone or sound e.g. She was shocked by a shrill whistle. 她被一声尖锐的汽笛声吓了一跳。 Distant Education College, Jilin University Return

57 Words to Know instinctively [  ] adv. 本能地 = spontaneously e.g. She has a fear of snakes instinctively. 她本能地怕蛇。 Distant Education College, Jilin University Return

58 Useful Phrases and Expressions accustomed [  ] adj. 习惯的 = customary e.g. She spoke with her accustomed modesty. 她以她惯有的谦虚态度讲话。 (be) accustomed to 习惯于 e.g. I'm not accustomed to getting up so early to do morning exercise. 我不习惯这么早起床进行晨练。 Distant Education College, Jilin University Return

59 Words to Know ruin [  ] vt. 毁坏 =to destroy completely; demolish e.g. She poured water all over my painting, and ruined it. 她把水全倒在了我的画上,把画毁了。 Distant Education College, Jilin University Return

60 Words to Know buzz [  ] vi. 嘁嘁喳喳,嗡嗡响 = to make a low droning or vibrating sound like that of a bee e.g. The crowd buzzed with excitement. 群众很兴奋,嘁嘁喳喳交头接耳。 Distant Education College, Jilin University Return

61 Words to Know stoop [  ] vi. 弯腰,驼背 =bend the body forward and downward e.g. He stooped to look under the table. 他弯腰往桌下看。 Distant Education College, Jilin University Return

62 Useful Phrases and Expressions except for 除了 … 外 e.g. We all went except John. 除了约翰外, 我们都去了。 Distant Education College, Jilin University Return

63 Useful Phrases and Expressions be likely to (do) 可能会 … e.g. The train is likely to be late. 这趟火车很可能晚点。 Distant Education College, Jilin University Return

64 Useful Phrases and Expressions after all 再说,毕竟 e.g. It has turned out to be a nice day after all. 天气终于转晴了。 Distant Education College, Jilin University Return

65 Useful Phrases and Expressions tuck … in 给 … 掖好,塞紧被子 e.g. Come to tuck me in, please. 请给我把被子掖好。 Distant Education College, Jilin University Return

66 Useful Phrases and Expressions long since 很久以前 e.g. It was long since we had been there. 我们在那里已是很久以前的事了。 Distant Education College, Jilin University Return

67 Useful Phrases and Expressions be lost in (a place) 失踪 e.g. The little boy went for a walk and got lost in the forest. 小男孩去散步在森林里走迷了路。 Distant Education College, Jilin University Return

68 Difficult Sentences The night was soft and warm as I lay gazing at the ceiling. 当晚温暖宜人,我躺在那里凝视着天花板。 Distant Education College, Jilin University Return

69 Difficult Sentences The hard blue lumps of the tattered sofa beneath my body were a great comfort to me. 躺在露出了硬邦邦的蓝色衬垫的沙发里舒服极了。 Distant Education College, Jilin University Return

70 Difficult Sentences Daddy was in a high bed that was folded in half some way. 爸爸躺在一张床上,床的一头不知怎的抬得很高。 Distant Education College, Jilin University Return

71 Difficult Sentences Usually his cheeks were covered with a fine stubble which always tickled me like the first grass of spring tickled my toes. 往日里爸爸的面颊上满是细小的短髭,总是刺得我发痒,好像 刚长出的春草刺着我的脚尖一样。 a fine stubble: a short, stiff growth of beard Distant Education College, Jilin University Return

72 Difficult Sentences The absence of the red growth had changed him somehow — he wasn’t the same anymore. 脸上少了胡子,不知怎么的爸爸变成了另一个人,再也不像以 前的模样了。 Distant Education College, Jilin University Return

73 Difficult Sentences Mama came into the shadows of the living room, bringing with her the rays of yellow light. 妈妈走进昏暗的起居室,背后黄色的灯光射进了屋里。 Distant Education College, Jilin University Return

74 Difficult Sentences In a few seconds the whole house was buzzing with some sort of news. 顿时一屋子人叽叽喳喳的,像在谈什么意外消息。 was buzzing with some sort of news: was filled with talk about certain news Distant Education College, Jilin University Return

75 Frances Fleckner Schletty writes of the article: “I wrote the story of my father’s death to fulfil a desire I had had since childhood.” Distant Education College, Jilin University Return

76 Useful Phrases and Expressions Valentine’s Day: February 14 is a day on which a card of gift is sent to one’s valentine (one’s sweetheart or beloved). Distant Education College, Jilin University Return

77 Difficult Sentences It wasn’t like stepping on a fly: It was not as easy as killing a fly. Distant Education College, Jilin University Return

78 Difficult Sentences Mama shouldn’t have taken it seriously: Mama shouldn’t have believed it. Distant Education College, Jilin University Return

79 Difficult Sentences It was imperative that I be as close as possible. 我尽量靠近些是绝对有必要的。 在 It is/was + adjective + that 的句型中, that 从句中的 should 经常 省略。可用于该句型的形容词一般表示 “ 必要性、重要性 ” , 如 necessary, essential, vital, important, imperative, advisable, better: e.g. It is essential that he be prepared for this. 他对此作好思想准备是有必要的。 Distant Education College, Jilin University Return

80 Difficult Sentences The whole house was quiet, except for the occasional coughing from my own congested throat, I lay on the sofa exaggerating my illness as children are likely to do 屋子里静悄悄的,只是偶尔听到因为我的喉咙红肿而发出的咳 嗽声,我躺在沙发上,像其他孩子可能做的那样竭力表现出 病情严重的样子。 Distant Education College, Jilin University Return

81 Difficult Sentences Everything was white and I remembered seeing all kinds of ladies dressed up in funny white things with all their hair covered up with some sort of cloth. 一切都是白色的。我记得看到各种各样的女人都打扮成一身白 头上还顶着一块白布,真是可笑。 Distant Education College, Jilin University Return

82 Difficult Sentences He couldn’t like it better than home because he didn’t even have a television there. 他会感到在那里不如在家好,因为那里连电视都没有。 Distant Education College, Jilin University Return


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