Group work: Group work: Do you usually feel stressful in your study? What do you think of stress? How do you solve your stress?
To get some ideas about the background information of the text To get some ideas about the background information of the text The University of Nebraska: Benjamin Franklin:
Guess the meaning of the italicized term in each sentence. He was overwhelmed with grief at the news of his son ’ s death in accident. The policeman overwhelmed the robber by holding his arm.
If you take more luggage than is allowed, you will have to pay for the excess luggage. He spends too much money; his excesses put him into debt. The heart pumps the blood round the body.
We took turns pumping out the boat. 1,150 deaths a year can be attributed to drunk driving. Kindness is one of his best attributes.
You can ’ t do all the jobs yourself---you must learn to delegate. He delegated his responsibilities to an assistant. Many nations send delegates to the United Nations.
Not a breath of air stirred. The story stirred the boy ’ s imagination. His film has caused a stir in America. Children need an outlet for their energy.
This job provides an excellent outlet for his artistic impulse. I wouldn ’ t recommend reading in this light; it may affect your eyes. I recommend that he try the new medicine.
The doctor recommended me a change of climate for her health. Can you recommend me a good hotel in the city? What are your priorities in this matter?
We have a priority booking system for members of the club. Tomorrow will be the deadline for handing in the book report. The news is just reaching us that the president has fled the country. Up to five million political refugees have fled to other countries.
Match the synonyms in column 2 with those in column 1. 1.spin tense exterior flee interior substitute stimulate 2.cycle, escape, rotate, strained, twist, swirl, wheel, switch, motivate, turn, tight, evade, invigorate, nervous, outer, twirl, external, inner, replace, inside, disappear, nuclear exchange, shift, change, activate, rouse, move, stir, spur, energize, outside
Homework: learn the new words and expressions of the text by heart. go over the text and write down the difficult points.
(para. 1) meaning: Like: Do you make bread like you make cake? Like I said, I can ’ t get there on Saturday.
(para. 2) meaning: (para. 3, line 1) sentence structure: “ So ” : The reasons for the inverted order of the sentence: (para. 4) hot reactors:
(para.5) among other things: At the meeting they discussed, among other things, recent events in Eastern Europe. She ’ s very keen on sport: among other things, she plays tennis twice a week.
(para. 5, line 2) Meaning: (para. 5, line 3) When that happens it happens very quickly. “ That ” and “ it ” : (para. 5, line 4) It creates many short circuit, and that causes crazy heart rhythms. “ It ” and “ that ” :
(para. 5, line 5) Meaning: (para. 6, line 4) collected: (para. 7) Meaning: (para. 9, line 1) Meaning: (para. 9, line 4) blow one ’ s tops: My father will blow his top when he sees what happened to the car. When he told her how much it cost, she blew her top.
(para.10, line 1) Meaning: Notice: “ the same ” can be followed by an “ as-clause ” or a “ that-clause ” Our eggs are sole the same day as / that they came in. He was wearing the same coat as / that he had on when we met him five years ago. He works in the same shop as / that I do.
(para. 10, line 3) Stir in one ’ s own juice: (para. 11) Meaning: the+ 比较级 … the+ 比较级 … : The farther north you go, the more severe the winters are. The more you tell him, the less notice he takes. The more he flatters me, the more I dislike him.
Blow apart: His car had been blown apart. (para. 14) Meaning: Stop on your way of life. (para. 18) Meaning: (para. 20, the last line) Meaning:
Key structures: inverted sentence If you often feel angry and overwhelmed, like the stress in your life is spinning out of control, then you may be hurting your heart.
The main predictors of destructive levels of stress are the FUD factors, together with perceived lack of control. And they give the same emphasis to traffic jam that they give a family argument.