2Before Reading Global Reading Detailed Reading After Reading Unit 2: how deep is your loveBefore ReadingGlobal ReadingDetailed ReadingAfter Reading
3An English song: I will always love you Group discussion Unit 2: Before readingAbout the authorThink and speakAn English song: I will always love youGroup discussion
4Unit 2: Before Reading—about the author Directions: When you are listening to the brief introduction to the author, you are required to catch the key words of this passage. And then say something about the author according to the key words you’ve got.Script
5Unit 2: Before Reading—about the author script :Mansi Bhatia graduated from University of Lowa in May 2004, specialized in women’s health as part of master’s degree in journalism.Now she is a self-employed editorial consultant, providing editorial support to MBA applicants as well as job seekers needing professional resume tips.
6Unit 2: Before Reading—about the author script :She is also a freelance writer at Merion Publications, contributing feature stories to ADVANCE, one of Merion Publications’ biweekly magazines for nurses.Her interests are writing, traveling, keeping abreast of new Internet technologies, and watercolor painting.Her specialties include writing features, editing, media relations, internal and external communications and strategic communications.
71. There are many kinds of love. And among them, the Unit 2: Before Reading—think and speak1. There are many kinds of love. And among them, thefollowing three kinds are common and almost essential to each one of us:Family love, friendship and the love between a man and womanAt the present stage of your love, which kind of love is the most important to you? Why?2. Exchange your ideas with your classmates to see whether you share the same opinion
11Unit 2: Before Reading—I will always love you Directions: Listen to an English song named “I Will Always Love You,” sung by Whitney Houston. Can you tell what happened between the man and the woman? What do you think of the love between them?Script
12I would only be in your way So I’ll go, but I know Unit 2: Before Reading—I will always love youIf I should stayI would only be in your waySo I’ll go, but I knowI’ll think of you every step of the wayAnd I will always love youI will always love youYou, my darling you, youBitter sweet memoriesThat is all I’m taking with me
13So goodbye, please don’t cry We both know I’m not what you need Unit 2: Before Reading—I will always love youSo goodbye, please don’t cryWe both know I’m not what you needAnd I will always love youI will always love youI hope life treats you kindAnd I hope you have all you dreamed ofAnd I wish to you joy and happinessBut above all this I wish to you love
14Unit 2: Before Reading—group discussion DirectionsNow many young people fall in love when they are college students. Some people think it a good thing for college students to experience love, and some think the opposite. What is your opinion? If it is good, what are the positive effects campus love may produce on college students? If it is bad, then what are the negative effects?
15Part division of the text Questions and answers Interview Unit 2: Global readingPart division of the textQuestions and answersInterview
16Love is hard to define because it can only be felt but not described. Unit 2: Global Reading—part divisionpartparamain idea11-2Love is hard to define because it can only be felt but not described.23-7The author discusses love of different depths from her own experiences.38-11The two generations handle love and relationships differently.412-13The author advises the young to learn the essence of love and find ways of lifelong bonds.
17Unit 2: Global Reading—questions and answers According to the writer, how could the older generation preserve the holiness of love and relationships?Because the older generation have more constraints, restraints, they keep a distance from each other and show more respect for each other.
18Unit 2: Global Reading—questions and answers 2. What negative roles do the media play in forming the younger generation’s view of love?The media have exposed the younger generation to things that have fast paced their sensibilities so much that taking things slow requires effort.
193. What does the writer think of the relationships children in school Unit 2: Global Reading—questions and answers3. What does the writer think of the relationships children in schoolhave today?She doesn’t think the school kids’ relationships really have something to do with emotion, they are actually kind of emotional baggage to them.
20Unit 2: Global Reading—questions and answers 4. What do young people today tend to value in relationships? What does the writer think they should value?They tend to value physical beauty, closeness, passion and acquiring. The writer thinks that they should value inner charm, intimacy emotion and sharing.
21Unit 2: Global Reading—interview Work in pairs to perform an interview. One student plays as the writer, Mansi Bhatia, and the other, a TV reporter. The topic you are talking about is the right attitude young people should hold to handle relationships. Your conversation should be based on part four and the interview should cover the following aspects:
221. How do most people handle love in today’s competitive society? Unit 2: Global Reading—interview1. How do most people handle love in today’s competitive society?2. What will be the consequence that people bear for their frivolous acts?3. In a correct way of handling love and relationships, what should we do?
23Unit 2: Detailed Reading Love is an overwhelming joy that is beyond description. It is human nature to yearn for and indulge in love, but true love takes a lot of understanding, much sharing and caring, and plenty of affection. What is true love? How deep is your love? The author shares her views with the younger generation on these questions.
241--Love to some is like a cloud To some as strong as steel Unit 2: Detailed ReadingHow Deep Is Your Love?Mansi Bhatia1--Love to some is like a cloudTo some as strong as steelFor some a way of livingFor some a way to feelAnd some say love is holding onAnd some say let it goAnd some say love is everythingSome say they don’t know
25Unit 2: Detailed Reading 2--At some stage or the other in our lives we experience an emotion which defies definition. It’s a feeling that can only be felt and not described. An overwhelming joy that comes together with its share of sadness. Love.
26Unit 2: Detailed Reading 3--Given the busy nature of our lives, it’s to be appreciated that we even find the time to indulge in matters of the heart [Sentence]. But at the same time I wonder if we even understand its true depth. I remember having countless crushes while in school.
27Unit 2: Detailed Reading 3.2--My math teacher, our neighbour’s son, my best friend’s brother and lots of others whom I fancied for the colour of their eyes, the shape of their moustaches or just the way they walked. Harmless puppy loves that are as brief as soap bubbles [Sentence]. I can laugh about all those silly and adventurous thoughts and acts now but at that time nothing could be more serious an affair for me. Then came the stage of real relationships.
28Unit 2: Detailed Reading 4--Being in an all girls’ school I hardly had the opportunity to interact with members of the opposite gender. Socials between our school and the boys’ college, therefore, would be awaited anxiously. Those three hours of unhesitant attention by a group of well-groomed young gentlemen provided us with enough content to talk and feel excited about for the next four weeks.
295--And even then there was no real need of having a boyfriend. Unit 2: Detailed Reading5--And even then there was no real need of having a boyfriend.6--I somehow grew up believing that love would happen when it had to. And sure enough it did. It came at an age when I had a career, a long-term plan and a more or less settled life (and now I am not yet 25). I was mature enough to enter a relationship which demands a lot of give and not so much of take.
30Unit 2: Detailed Reading 7--Love was a magnificent building I had built on the foundation of friendship. It took time to blossom. It took a lot of understanding, loads of sharing and caring, and plenty of affection to become what it is today. And it meant a meeting of minds. You might say that I belong to the traditional school of romance. But in my opinion, love needs to be nurtured. And it has to be distinguished from the intense but short-lived love or the pleasures of the flesh [Sentence].
31Unit 2: Detailed Reading 8--Our parents’ generation was fed lavishly with ideals. It was an era of constraints, restraints, respect, admiration, and plenty of romance. The long skirts, the quiet and unpretentious looks, the curled long hair, the calmness, the shy glance — these are all so frequently remindful of a bygone era. An age when the distance between the sexes somehow managed to help preserve the holiness of love and relationships [Sentence].
32Unit 2: Detailed Reading 9--The younger generation, with its openness and fading lines of proximity has jumped on the bandwagon of love with so much haste that it is difficult for them to distinguish between physical attraction and mental compatibilities. What we have been exposed to via the media have fast paced our sensibilities so much that taking things slow requires effort on our parts [Sentence].
33Unit 2: Detailed Reading 10--I am sorry to learn about the kind of emotional baggage school kids are carrying in what are purely unemotional relationships. Some might blame the current state of affairs on peer pressure. But has anyone ever stopped to figure out where this peer pressure originates? Do any of us try and understand who is responsible for this shift? Does anyone bother to study the state of mind of the teenagers?
34Unit 2: Detailed Reading 11--The mindset of this generation is all too evident in the way it handles its personal life. There are more relationships being distorted under the pressures of lust than ever before. There is more focus on physical beauty than on inner charm. There is more of closeness and less of intimacy. There is more of passion and less of emotion. There is more of acquiring and less of sharing. There is more of opportunism and less of selflessness. In short, there is more of ME and less of US.
35Unit 2: Detailed Reading 12--We have hardened ourselves so much in this competitive age that we have forgotten the essence of relationships. There’s much more to being someone’s lover than gifting them red roses and fifty-cent cards. What about gifting our object of affection, our time, our company, our support, our friendship? What about setting priorities in our lives and focusing on each with sincerity? What about trying to be self-sufficient emotionally before letting ourselves loose [Sentence]?
36Unit 2: Detailed Reading What about giving ourselves, and others, time and space to forge relationships? What about working towards meaningful and lasting friendships? What about honouring our commitments? What about channeling our energies and emotions towards building lifelong bonds rather than wasting them on seasonal relationships [Sentence]?
37Unit 2: Detailed Reading 13--We have but one life and we must experience everything that can make us stronger. True love happens once in a lifetime. And we should not have become so tired by our frivolous acts that when it comes we aren’t able to receive it with open arms.
38to continue in spite of difficulties hold on:to continue in spite of difficultiesDespite all the hardships, he held on to his pursuit of further study abroad.在经济衰退时期我们要把业务坚持下去。We should hold on to our business during the recession.
39defy: vt. 1) to make impossible or unsuccessful This problem defied solution.此问题无法解决。那个恐怖的场景难以描述。That horrible scene defied any description.
40defy: vt. 2) to refuse to obey They defied their parents and got married.这些无视法律的罪犯终于得到了惩罚。These criminals who had defied the law were eventually punished.
41defy: vt. Collocations: defy the authority 反抗权威 defy the government 蔑视政府defy severe cold 不畏严寒defy enumeration 不胜枚举defy laws human and divine 无法无天
43defy, oppose, resist 1. Our troopers are _____the enemies’ attacks. 2. This new plan has been stubbornly _____ since it was put forward.3. The little boy couldn’t _____ thetemptation and ate up all the cake.4. He _____ the court order by leaving the country.1. resisting opposed3. resist defied
44overpowering in effect or strength overwhelming: adj.overpowering in effect or strengthThe girl screamed with overwhelming joy at the sight of her birthday present, a pink dress.巨大的压力终于让他精神崩溃了。He eventually got a nervous breakdown under the overwhelming pressure.
45given: prep.taking sth. into account考虑到公司上半年业绩不佳，我们决定暂缓这次投资。Given the company’s poor achievement in the first half of the year, we decided that the investment be left aside.
46indulge: vi.[often used with in] to allow oneself to have or do sth. that one enjoys, esp. sth. that is considered rather bad or harmfulForget about dieting today and just indulge in the food.我们应该给孩子们提供更多引导，以免他们沉迷于电脑游戏。We should give the children more guidance, in case they indulge in PC games.
47CF: spoil & indulge 均含“纵容”，“迁就” Don’t spoil the child by giving him whatever he asks for.不要对孩子有求必应， 这样会惯坏他。She always indulges in idle daydreams.她总是沉溺于徒劳的白日梦中。
48await: vt to wait for我们仍在等候指示。We are still awaiting instructions.A warm welcome awaits all our customers.
49groom: vt.to take care of the appearance of (oneself) by dressing neatly, keeping the hair tidy, etc.小女孩正在镜子前仔细地打扮自己。The little girl is grooming herself carefully in front of the mirror.A flight attendant should always be perfectly groomed.空中服务员应该总是浑身上下干净利落。
50build on: to base onOur company’s future development is built on recent success.我们公司未来的发展是以近来的成功为基础的。好的婚姻应该建立在相互理解的基础上。A good marriage should be built on mutual understanding.
51blossom: vi. to produce flowers The cherry trees blossomed early this year.She has blossomed out into a beautiful young woman.
52affection: n.fondness; gentle lasting love, like that of a parent for a childThe old priest was held in great affection.The principal had a fatherly affection for the youngsters.老人很疼爱他的孙女。The old man felt great affection for his granddaughter.
53CF: affection, love & attachment 这些名词均含“爱”，“热爱”之意。affection指对人的爱慕或深厚、温柔的感情，强调感情的深沉。love比affection的语气更强。表示一种难以控制的激情。attachment通常用于书面文字中，既可指对某人某物的喜欢，又可指出自理智对某人或某物的热爱，尤指长时间的爱。
54affection, love & attachment 1. Father looked at his little daughter in the white wedding dress with great _____ and a little sadness.2. I never realize my _____ to the comforts of home until I have to leave it.3. The young couple _____ each other so much that they can’t stand a moment apart.1. affection attachment3. love
55flesh: n.the body as opposed to the mind or soulThe spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.心有余而力不足。Life is not the pursuit of flesh pleasures.flesh-eating 食肉的flesh and blood 血肉之躯in the flesh 活生生的， 本人make one’s flesh creep 心惊肉跳
56haste: n.quickness of movement, hurryWhy all the haste?为什么这么匆忙?欲速则不达。More haste, less speed.
57compatible: adj.able to exist, live, or be used together or with (another thing)Compatible family relations make a child more tolerant.Certain kinds of drug are not compatible and should never be taken together.这台打印机与大多数计算机兼容。This printer is compatible with most computers.
58blame sth. on sth./sb.:to consider sth./sb. responsible for sth. badThe police blamed the accident on the taxi driver.他们把这次失败归咎于他顽固的态度。They blame the failure on his stubborn attitude.
59passion: n.a powerful emotion, such as love, joy, hatred, or angerHe’s been known to fly into a passion without warning.大家都知道他动不动就发火。没有什么感情比嫉妒在人类心中更根深蒂固了。There is not a passion so strongly rooted in the human heart as envy.
60harden: v.(cause sth.) to become hard, strong, unyielding, etcThe varnish takes a few minutes to harden.清漆几分钟就能变硬。Attitudes to the strike have hardened on both sides.战士们顽强地面对前线的生活。The soldiers were hardened to life on the frontier.
61let sb. loose (on sth.):to allow sb. to deal with sth. in their own waySometimes parents should let their children loose on their relationships.父亲退休后就把家里的生意放手交给了他的儿子。Father let his son loose on the family business after his retirement.
62forge: vt.to create by means of much hard workWe should forge close links with our competitors as well.他们长期的互惠合作是双方共同促就的。Their long-term reciprocal relationship is forged by the both sides.
63Given the busy nature of our lives, it’s to be appreciated that we even find the time to indulge in matters of the heart.1. What does “matters of the heart” mean?Something spiritual and emotional like love.2. Paraphrase this sentence.Taking into account that we are all busy satisfying our material needs, we should feel grateful that we still have the time to enjoy the feeling of loving and being loved.
64Harmless puppy loves that are as brief as soap bubbles. 1. What are puppy loves?Puppy loves happen to people too young to understand true love.2. What are the same characteristics that puppy loves and soap bubbles share according to the sentence?They are both short in existence and won’t produce too much influence on people nor will they do harm to people.
65And it has to be distinguished from the intense but short-lived love or the pleasures of the flesh. 1. What’s the difference between true love and the intense but short-lived love or the pleasures of the flesh?True love develops slowly but lasts long, and it needs more sharing, caring and mutual understanding than the intense but short-lived love or the pleasures of the flesh.2. Translate我们必须把爱情同强烈而短暂的激情或身体的愉悦区别开来。
66An age when the distance between the sexes somehow managed to help preserve the holiness of love and relationships.What can we infer from this sentence?Distance between sexes in some way contributes to the holiness of love and relationships between men and women.
67What we have been exposed to via the media have fast paced our sensibilities so much that taking things slow requires effort on our parts.Translate this sentence into Chinese.我们从媒体中接触到的人和事，使我们的感情历程大大加速，要想慢慢体会自己的感受，确实需要付出努力。
68What about trying to be self-sufficient emotionally before letting ourselves loose? 1. What can we infer from this sentence?Only when we become emotionally mature can we start a relationship and indulge in love.2. Translate this sentence into Chinese.等我们在感情上成熟起来后再尽情地追求爱情，怎么样？
69What about channeling our energies and emotions toward building life-long bonds rather than wasting them on seasonal relationships?1. What do “them” refer to in this sentence?Our energies and emotions.2. What do “seasonal relationships” mean?Literally the expression means relationships that vary from season to season. Here it means short-lived relationships we are involved in with different people.
70Proverbs and quotations Unit 2: After readingUseful expressionsPicture talkingProverbs and quotations
711. 难以名状 defy definition adventurous thoughts 2. 大胆的想法 3. 异性 Unit 2: After reading-useful expressions1. 难以名状defy definitionadventurous thoughts2. 大胆的想法3. 异性the opposite gendera long-term plan4. 长期计划5. 或多或少more or less6. 安定的生活a settled life7. 互相让步give and take8. 在……基础上on the foundation of
72the traditional school 10. 传统派 Unit 2: After reading-useful expressions9. 意见一致a meeting of mindsthe traditional school10. 传统派nurture love11. 培养爱情short-lived love12. 短暂的爱the unpretentious looks13. 质朴的外表14. 一个久远的年代a bygone era15. 随大流jump on the bandwagon
781. Beauty lies in lover’s eyes. Unit 2: After reading-picture talking1. Beauty lies in lover’s eyes.情人眼里出西施。2. Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it will follow thee.追求爱情，它会逃离你；逃避爱情，它会跟着你。
79— Josh Billings, American humorist Unit 2: After reading-picture talking3. Friendship is like earthenware: once broken, it can be mended; love is like a mirror: once broken, that ends it.— Josh Billings, American humorist友谊就像陶器，破了可以修补；爱情好比镜子，一旦打破就难重圆。—— 美国幽默作家 乔西·比林斯
804. First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity. Unit 2: After reading-picture talking4. First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity.— George Bernard Shaw, British dramatist初恋就是一点点笨拙外加许许多多好奇。—— 英国剧作家 乔治·萧伯纳
81Unit 2: After reading-picture talking 5. There is no paradise on earth equal to the union of love and innocence.— Jean-Jacques Rousseau, French thinker人间最大的幸福莫如既有爱情又清白无瑕。—— 法国思想家 让·雅克·卢梭6. Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.— Albert Einstein, American scientist并非地球引力使人坠入爱河。—— 美国科学家 阿尔伯特·爱因斯坦