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The Real Truth about Lies Unit 5
Cultural information 1 Cultural Information 1. A white lie is one that lacks evil intent, as opposed to a black lie, which is most certainly malevolent, though normally we don’t bother to specify that lies are evil. A white lie is harmless or trivial, which is frequently said in order to avoid hurting someone’s feelings.
Prosocial: Lying to protect someone, to benefit or help others. Self-enhancement: Lying to save face, to avoid embarrassment, disapproval or punishment. Selfish: Lying to protect the self at the expense of another, and/or to conceal a misdeed. Antisocial: Lying to hurt someone else intentionally. 2. Behavioral scientist Wendy Gamble identified four basic types of lies for a University of Arizona study in 2000: Cultural information 2 Cultural Information
In this text, the author asserts the ubiquitous presence of petty white lies, analyzes its causes, discusses its grave consequences, and concludes that some lies are justifiable, while others are to be avoided. This is a piece of persuasive writing. It is of journalistic style. Global Reading - Structural analysis Structural AnalysisText Analysis
Structural analysis Structural AnalysisText Analysis The author begins with the results of two surveys. Then he comments on the consequences of telling lies. In the end, he discusses which lies should be avoided. Part I (Paras. 1-6) introduces the topic by reporting two survey results. Part II (Paras. 7-11) shows that people often tell white lies so as not to hurt others. Part III (Paras ) deals with the consequences of telling lies. Part IV (Paras ) discusses whether lies should be avoided at all costs.
Detailed reading 1-2 Detailed Reading The Real Truth about Lies Randy Fitzgerald 1 At the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, psychology professor Bella DePaulo got 77 students and 70 townspeople to volunteer for an unusual project. All kept diaries for a week, recording the numbers and details of the lies they told. 2 One student and six Charlottesville residents professed to have told no falsehoods. The other 140 participants told 1535.
Detailed reading3-4 3 The lies were most often not what most of us would call earth-shattering. Someone would pretend to be more positive or supportive of a spouse or friend than he or she really was, or feign agreement with a relative’s opinion. According to DePaulo, women in their interactions with other women lied mostly to spare the other’s feelings. Men lied to other men generally for self-promoting reasons. 4 Most strikingly, these tellers-of-a-thousand-lies reported that their deceptions caused them “little preoccupation or regret.” Might that, too, be a lie? Perhaps. But there is evidence that this attitude towards casual use of prevarication is common. Detailed Reading
Detailed reading5 5 For example, 20,000 middle and high-schoolers were surveyed by the Josephson Institute of Ethics — a nonprofit organization in Marina del Rey, California, devoted to character education. Ninety-two percent of the teenagers admitted having lied to their parents in the previous year, and 73 percent characterized themselves as “serial liars,” meaning they told lies weekly. Despite these admissions, 91 percent of all respondents said they were “satisfied with my own ethics and character.” Detailed Reading
6 Think how often we hear the expressions “I’ll call you” or “The check is in the mail” or “I’m sorry, but he stepped out.” And then there are professions — lawyers, pundits, public relations consultants — whose members seem to specialize in shaping or spinning the truth to suit clients’ needs. 7 Little white lies have become ubiquitous, and the reasons we give each other for telling fibs are familiar. Consider, for example, a corporate executive whom I’ll call Tom. He goes with his wife and son to his mother-in- law’s home for a holiday dinner every year. Tom dislikes her “special” pumpkin pie intensely. Invariably he tells her how wonderful it is, to avoid hurting her feelings. Detailed reading6-7 Detailed Reading
Detailed reading8-9 Detailed Reading 8 “What’s wrong with that?” Tom asked Michael Josephson, president of the Josephson Institute. It’s a question we might all ask. 9 Josephson replied by asking Tom to consider the lie from his mother-in-law’s point of view. Suppose that one day Tom’s child blurts out the truth, and she discovers the deceit. Will she tell her son-in-law, “Thank you for caring so much?” Or is she more likely to feel hurt and say, “How could you have misled me all these years? And what else have you lied to me about? ”
Detailed reading10-11 Detailed Reading 10 And what might Tom’s mother-in-law now suspect about her own daughter? And will Tom’s boy lie to his parents and yet be satisfied with his own character? 11 How often do we compliment people on how well they look, or express our appreciation for gifts, when we don’t really mean it? Surely, these “nice lies” are harmless and well intended, a necessary social lubricant. But, like Tom, we should remember the words of English novelist Sir Walter Scott, who wrote, “What a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.”
Detailed reading12-13 Detailed Reading 12 Even seemingly harmless falsehoods can have unforeseen consequences. Philosopher Sissela Bok warns us that they can put us on a slippery slope. “After the first lies, others can come more easily,” she wrote in her book Lying: Moral Choice in Public and Private Life. “Psychological barriers wear down; the ability to make more distinctions can coarsen; the liar’s perception of his chances of being caught may warp.” 13 Take the pumpkin-pie lies. In the first place, it wasn’t just that he wanted his mother-in-law to feel good. Whether he realized it or not, he really wanted her to think highly of him. And after the initial deceit he needed to tell more lies to cover up the first one.
Detailed reading14-15 Detailed Reading 14 Who believes it anymore when they’re told that the person they want to reach by phone is “in a meeting”? By itself, that kind of lie is of no great consequence. Still, the endless proliferation of these little prevarications does matter. 15 Once they’ve become common enough, even the small untruths that are not meant to hurt encourage a certain cynicism and loss of trust. “When [trust] is damaged,” warns Bok, “the community as a whole suffers; and when it is destroyed, societies falter and collapse.”
Detailed reading16 Detailed Reading 16 Are all white lies to be avoided at all costs? Not necessarily. The most understandable and forgivable lies are an exchange of what ethicists refer to as the principle of trust for the principle of caring, “like telling children about the tooth fairy, or deceiving someone to set them up for a surprise party,” Josephson says. “Still, we must ask ourselves if we are willing to give our friends and associates the authority to lie to us whenever they think it is for our own good.”
Detailed reading17-18 Detailed Reading 17 Josephson suggests a simple test. If someone you lie to finds out the truth, will he thank you for caring? Or will he feel his long-term trust in you has been undermined? 18 And if you’re not sure, Mark Twain has given us a good rule of thumb. “When in doubt, tell the truth. It will confound your enemies and astound your friends.”
What is the result of Professor Bella DePaulo’s survey? What conclusion can we draw from the result? Detailed reading1--Quesion According to the survey done by Professor DePaulo, 140 out of 147 people admitted having told lies. As some of the lies are well-intentioned, people may not regard them as lies. This result shows that telling lies is common. Detailed Reading
What is the result of the survey conducted by Josephson Institute of Ethics? What can we learn from it? Detailed reading2--Quesion According to this survey, among 20,000 students surveyed, 92 percent professed to have told lies and meanwhile, 91 percent never doubted about their own ethics or character. Again, this result shows that telling lies is common and people seldom relate telling lies to morality. Detailed Reading
According to the writer, what could be considered “nice lies”? Detailed reading3-5-- Quesion According to the writer, all these could be considered “nice lies”: complimenting people on their appearance, expressing appreciation for gifts or food. Detailed Reading
What is the grave consequence of telling lies? Detailed reading6-8-- Quesion The ubiquitousness of lies may cause people to be distrustful of each other, thus leading to the collapse of the whole society. Detailed Reading
Detailed reading1– Activity Class Activity Group discussion: What does this sentence “What a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive” mean? Can you give an example to illustrate its meaning? Detailed Reading
profess v. say that you do, are, etc. sth., especially when it is not really true Detailed reading1– profess e.g. James professed to know everything about sculpture. He professed the greatest respect for the law. Detailed Reading Practice: 她自称对此事一无所知。 She professed total ignorance of the matter. 他声称对该阴谋毫不知情。 He professed that he knew nothing about the plot.
Detailed reading1– earth- shattering Detailed Reading earth-shattering a. of the greatest importance to the whole world e.g. After years of hard work, they finally made an earth- shattering discovery. The new invention is of earth-shattering importance.
feign v. pretend to have or be, put on a false air of Detailed reading2– feign 1 e.g. She feigned to be ill in order not to do the exercises. He feigned surprise and they all believed him. Detailed Reading e.g. “Oh really!” he said, trying to feign interest. Sometimes it’s best just to feign ignorance (=pretend that you do not know anything). Collocation: feign interest / surprise / ignorance / illness (formal) pretend that you are interested, surprised, etc.
Detailed reading2– feign 2 Detailed Reading e.g. Mark closed his eyes and pretended to be asleep. She shouted but he pretended that he hadn’t heard her. Synonym: pretend v. deliberately behave as though something is true when you know it is not, either for fun or to deceive people
Detailed reading2-- spare one’s feelings spare one’s feelings avoid doing sth. that would upset sb. e.g. He simply wished to minimize the fuss and to spare her feelings. We carefully avoided mentioning the news to spare his feelings. Detailed Reading
Detailed reading2-- preoccupation preoccupation n. a strong interest in sth., usually because you are worried about it, with the result that you do not pay attention to other things e.g. Because of his preoccupation with his books, he didn’t realize we were already back. Such preoccupation with your work isn’t healthy. Detailed Reading
Detailed reading3-- prevarication prevarication n. the state of avoiding giving a direct answer or making a firm decision Detailed Reading e.g. After months of prevarication, a decision was finally made. When we questioned the authorities on the subject, we were met by prevarication.
Detailed reading3-- devote … to devote … to give all or a large part of one’s time or resources to (a person, activity, or cause) e.g. I want to devote more time to my family. He devotes himself to philanthropy. Detailed Reading
Detailed reading3-- profession Detailed Reading profession n. a form of employment, esp. one that is possible only for an educated person and that is respected in society as honorable e.g. She intends to make teaching her profession. According to the report, forty percent of the lawyers entering the profession are women.
pundit n. a person who is an authority on a particular subject; an expert Detailed reading5– pundit e.g. Mr. Johnson is a well-known political pundit. We’ve invited a foreign-policy pundit to give us a lecture. Detailed Reading
Detailed reading6– shape or spin the truth Detailed Reading shape or spin the truth modify the truth
Detailed reading6–client a solicitor and his client e.g. Detailed Reading client n. sb. who pays for services or advice from a person or an organization
Detailed reading6– ubiquitous Detailed Reading By the end of last century, the computer had become ubiquitous. We are now confronted with the ubiquitous spread of English. e.g. ubiquitous a. seeming to be everywhere
Detailed reading7– fib Detailed Reading Have you ever told fibs? She told innocent fibs like anyone else. e.g. fib n. a small unimportant lie
Detailed reading8–invariably Detailed Reading It’s invariably wet when I take my holidays. She invariably forgets to take her keys. e.g. invariably ad. always
Detailed reading9– blurt out Detailed Reading To our surprise, he blurted his secret out at table. John blurted out that he dreamed of becoming a computer programmer. e.g. blurt out v. say sth. suddenly and without thinking, usually because one is nervous or excited
Detailed reading9– lubricant Detailed Reading That all-important task acts as a social lubricant, minimizing frictions. e.g. lubricant n. a substance such as oil that one puts on surfaces that rub together
Detailed reading9– tangled Detailed Reading After listening to his speech I thought his ideas and opinions were so tangled that I could not vote for him. The floor of the forest was covered with tangled growth. e.g. tangled a. complicated or made up of many confusing parts
Detailed reading9-- wear down Detailed Reading My shoes have worn down at the heel. Your back tyres are badly worn down; you should fit new ones. e.g. wear down reduce or become weaker until useless
Detailed reading9–warp Detailed Reading Left in the garage where it was damp, the wooden frame had warped. The door must be warped. It won’t close properly. e.g. warp v. bend or twist and to be no longer in the correct shape
Detailed reading9–think highly of Detailed Reading We think highly of your suggestion. I can assure you that the management thinks very highly of you. e.g. think highly of have a good opinion of
Detailed reading10– proliferation Detailed Reading Smoking triggers off cell proliferation. Over the past two years, we have witnessed the proliferation of TV channels. e.g. proliferation n. a rapid increase in the amount or number of sth.
Detailed reading10– cynicism Detailed Reading cynicism n. the belief that people always act selfishly
Detailed reading11– associate Detailed Reading He is not a friend, but a business associate. George’s party was boring — it was full of his business associates. e.g. associate n. sb. who you work or do business with
Detailed reading1– undermine Detailed Reading She jealously tried to undermine our friendship. Lack of food has undermined his health. e.g. undermine v. gradually make sb. or sth. less strong or effective
Detailed reading3– rule of thumb Detailed Reading I never weigh anything when I’m cooking — just do it by rule of thumb. As a rule of thumb, a cup of filter coffee contains about 89mg caffeine. e.g. rule of thumb a rough method of calculation, based on practical experience
Detailed reading9– astound Detailed Reading It astounds me that anyone could every consider declaring war. He used to astound his friends with feats of physical endurance. e.g. astound v. make sb. very surprised or shocked
Detailed reading4– Might that… Might that, too, be a lie? Is it possible to consider that a lie? Might here means “possibility”. Note that may, when used to mean “possibility”, is normally not used in a question. Detailed Reading
Detailed reading11– What a tangled … What a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive. Paraphrase: When we start to tell a lie, we would have entered a very intricate situation, as a lie often requires other lies until the whole structure of lies becomes so complex that it ensnares the liar. Detailed Reading
Detailed reading12- Psychological barriers Detailed Reading Psychological barriers wear down: the ability to make more distinctions can coarsen; the liar’s perception of his chances of being caught may warp. Paraphrase: One is less inhibited from lying: his ability to tell the truth from the falsehood is dulled, and he may become less cautious against being caught.
Detailed reading16- The most understandable Detailed Reading The most understandable and forgivable lies are an exchange of what ethicists refer to as the principle of trust for the principle of caring. Paraphrase: The most understandable and acceptable lies are those which are told for the sake of love and care at the expense of trust, according to the ethicists.
Consolidation Activities- Vocabulary main Phrase Practice Word Derivation Synonym / Antonym VocabularyTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWritingGrammar
4) Did you ever why the man deserted his wife and four children? Consolidation Activities- Phrase practice 1 1) The governor is trying hard to the scandal. VocabularyTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWritingGrammar cover up __________ 2) Samantha was amazed when late one evening, Adam that he loved her. blurted out _____________ 3) He claimed that he had been after drugs were discovered in his suitcase. set up _______ find out _________ Fill in the blank in each sentence with an appropriate phrasal verb or collocation from the text.
Consolidation Activities- Phrase practice 2 VocabularyTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWritingGrammar 5) Wind and water slowly the mountain’s jagged edges. wear down ____________ 6) They are going to a restaurant which Mexican food. 7) A modest scholar never have exhausted his subject. 8) The press them their breakthroughs in the research into the causes of cancer. specializes in _______________ professes to ______________ complimented ________________ on ____
Consolidation Activities- break out VocabularyTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWritingGrammar e.g. 他忘了把机器盖起来。 He had forgotten to have the machine covered up. cover up: put sth. over sth. else so that it cannot be seen; prevent people from discovering mistakes or unpleasant facts 你怎么能掩盖自己的错误呢？ How can you cover up your mistake?
Consolidation Activities- grope for VocabularyTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWritingGrammar e.g. 我还没来得及阻止，他已脱口说出了这个坏消息。 He blurted out the bad news before I could stop him. blurt out: say sth. suddenly and tactlessly
Consolidation Activities- try on VocabularyTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWritingGrammar e.g. 你喝杯热饮料马上就精神了。 A hot drink will soon set you up. set up: make sb. feel healthy and full of energy
Consolidation Activities- go out to sb. VocabularyTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWritingGrammar e.g. 弄清楚合同的条件是什么。 Find out what the conditions of the contract are. find out: get information, after trying to discover it by effort or by chance
Consolidation Activities- tip off VocabularyTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWritingGrammar e.g. 这一策略旨在逐步削弱敌人的抵抗力。 The strategy was designed to wear down the enemy’s resistance. wear down: reduce or become weaker until useless
Consolidation Activities- specialize in VocabularyTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWritingGrammar e.g. 其实我们专营此项产品已有多年历史。 In fact, we specialize in this product with a long history. specialize in: give particular attention to (a subject, product, etc.)
Consolidation Activities- profess to VocabularyTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWritingGrammar e.g. 我并不自诩是这一问题的专家。 I don’t profess to be an expert in this subject. profess to: claim (sth.), often falsely
Consolidation Activities- compliment … on … VocabularyTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWritingGrammar e.g. 我们大家都夸他勇敢。 We all complimented him on his courage. compliment … on …: express of praise, admiration, approval, etc.
Consolidation Activities- Word derivation 1.1 VocabularyTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWritingGrammar 1) ethic n. → ethical a. → unethical a. e.g. 伦理学是哲学的分科。 他的行为不太道德。 Ethics is a branch of philosophy. His behaviour has not been strictly ethical.
Consolidation Activities- Word derivation 1.2 VocabularyTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWritingGrammar 2) feign v. → feigned a. e.g. 有些动物遇到危险时便装死。 他大发雷霆，不知是真的还是假的。 Some animals feign death when in danger. He was consuming with indignation, real or feigned.
Consolidation Activities- Word derivation 1.3 VocabularyTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWritingGrammar 3) spare v. → sparing a. → unsparing a. → unsparingly ad. e.g. 他们把男人都杀了，但放过了孩子。 尼任斯基对演技精益求精一丝不苟。 他强迫自己拼命干。 They killed the men but spared the children. Nijinsky was unsparing in his demands for perfection. He drove himself unsparingly.
Consolidation Activities- Word derivation 1.4 VocabularyTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWritingGrammar 4) cynicism n. → cynic n. → cynical a. e.g. 他的话带着强烈的讽刺。 罗伯特是一个地道的怀疑主义者，他不会不假思索就 相信任何事或任何人。 他们逐渐感到所谓民主制度也不过尔尔。 His remark has a fine edge of cynicism. Roberts is a real cynic; he won’t accept anything or anyone at face value. They’ve grown rather cynical about democracy.
Consolidation Activities- Word derivation 1.5 VocabularyTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWritingGrammar 5) confound v. → confounded a. → confoundedly ad. e.g. 他的所作所为让她感到既惊愕又困惑。 你真是讨厌死了！ 天气太热了。 His behaviour amazed and confounded her. It’s confoundedly hot. You’re a confounded nuisance!
Consolidation Activities- Word derivation 1.6 VocabularyTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWritingGrammar 6) lubricate v. → lubricant n. e.g. 我需要润润嗓子。 我们使用哪种润滑剂，主要取决于轴承的转速如何。 My throat needs lubricating. The sort of lubricant which we use depends largely on the running speed of the bearing.
Consolidation Activities- Word derivation 1.7 VocabularyTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWritingGrammar 7) tangle v. → tangle n. → entangle v. e.g. 她的头发让带刺的铁网缠住了。 他的财务状况是一笔糊涂帐。 她的长发让玫瑰丛给钩住了。 Her hair got all tangled up in the barbed wire fence. His financial affairs are in such a tangle. Her long hair entangled itself in the rose bush.
Consolidation Activities- Word derivation 1.8 VocabularyTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWritingGrammar 8) will n. → willful a. e.g. 我被迫违心地在协议上签了字。 只要人有恒，万事皆可成。 I was forced to sign the agreement against my will. A willful man must have his way.
evasion, equivocation Consolidation Activities- Synonym / Antonym1 1. But there is evidence that this attitude towards casual use of prevarication is common. 2. Ninety-two per cent of the teenagers admitted having lied to their parents in the previous year, and seventy- three percent characterized themselves as “serial liars,” meaning they told lies weekly. Synonym: VocabularyTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWritingGrammar chronic, repeatedSynonym:
Consolidation Activities- Synonym / Antonym2 3. Little white lies have become ubiquitous, and the reasons we give each other for telling fibs are familiar. Synonym:common, prevalent, omnipresent 4. Tom dislikes her “special” pumpkin pie intensely. Antonym: slightly VocabularyTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWritingGrammar
Consolidation Activities- Synonym / Antonym3 5. How often do we compliment people on how well they look, or express our appreciation for gifts, when we don’t really mean it? Synonym: distort 6. “Psychological barriers wear down; the ability to make more distinctions can coarsen; the liar’s perception of his chances of being caught may warp.” Antonym:insult, reproach, criticize VocabularyTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWritingGrammar
Consolidation Activities- Synonym / Antonym4 7. Still, the endless proliferation of these little prevarications does matter. Synonym:growth, multiplication VocabularyTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWritingGrammar 8. Or will he feel his long-term trust in you has been undermined? Antonym:strengthened, consolidated
Consolidation Activities- Grammar main VocabularyGrammarTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWriting Modal Auxiliaries Verbless Clauses The infinitive vs. the -ing participle
Consolidation Activities- Grammar1.1 1) Modal Auxiliaries Modal auxiliaries are special auxiliary verbs that express the degree or certainty of the action in the sentence, or the attitude or opinion of the writer concerning the action. Some common modal auxiliaries are must, can, will, and should. VocabularyGrammarTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWriting
We don’t use may / might in a question when they refer to possibility. Consolidation Activities- Grammar1.2 VocabularyGrammarTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWriting Practice Complete each sentence with what you think the most appropriate of the four choices given. 1. go to school tomorrow? A. Must you to B. Have you to D. Do you must 2. known the truth? A. Might John B. May John have D. Can John C ___ C. Do you have to C ___ C. Could John have
Consolidation Activities- Grammar1.4 VocabularyTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWritingGrammar 3. I can’t find the recorder in the room. It by somebody. C. may take away 4. He the 9:20 train because he didn’t leave home till 9:25. A. can reach B. could catch C. may not catch A ___ A. may have been taken away D ___ D. couldn’t have caught B. may leave D. must have taken away
Consolidation Activities- Grammar2.1 2) Verbless Clauses VocabularyTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWritingGrammar A verbless clause means clause-like construction in which a verb element is implied but not present. Such clauses are usually adverbial, and the omitted verb is a form of be. John believes the prisoner innocent. e.g. In this sentence the italicized sequence is a verbless clause, which we assume is a reduced version of the to-infinitive clause: John believes the prisoner to be innocent.
Consolidation Activities- Grammar2.2 VocabularyTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWritingGrammar The following sentences contain further examples of verbless clauses (italicized): He considered the girl a good student. Whenever in trouble, Bill rang his girl-friend. He married her when a student at Harvard.
Consolidation Activities- Grammar2.3 VocabularyTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWritingGrammar 1. When you are in doubt, tell the truth. It will confound your enemies and astound your friends. When in doubt, tell the truth. It will confound your enemies and astound your friends. 2. When it is heated, metal expands. When heated, metal expands. Practice Rewrite the following sentences, using verbless clauses.
Consolidation Activities- Grammar If it is true, it will cause us a lot of trouble. If true, it will cause us a lot of trouble. 4. Whenever it is possible, they should be typed. Whenever possible, they should be typed. VocabularyTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWritingGrammar
Consolidation Activities- Grammar3.1 VocabularyTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWritingGrammar 3) The infinitive vs. the -ing participle There are certain words in English that are usually followed by an infinitive or gerund. The infinitive Certain words are followed by an infinite verb with or without “to”. Use after certain expressions (without “to”) after certain verbs (without “to”) Example Why not go to the cinema? I can swim.
They wanted him to swim. It’s easier to swim downstream. We made a promise to swim. (derived from the verb “to promise”) Consolidation Activities- Grammar3.2 VocabularyTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWritingGrammar after certain verbs (with “to”) after certain verbs with interrogatives (infinitive constructions) after certain verbs with objects (without “to”) after certain verbs with objects (with “to”) after certain adjectives and their comparisons after nouns deriving from the verbs mentioned above He wants to swim. They don’t know how to swim. He made her swim.
Consolidation Activities- Grammar3.3 VocabularyTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWritingGrammar The -ing participle Certain words are followed by an –ing form. Use after certain adjectives with prepositions after certain prepositions after certain verbs after certain verbs with prepositions after certain nouns Example He’s afraid of going by plane. Before going to bed he turned off the lights. I enjoy cooking. I am looking forward to seeing you again. We had problems finding our way back home.
Consolidation Activities- Grammar3.4 VocabularyTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWritingGrammar Words followed either by infinitive or –ing form Use same meaning same meaning but different use different meaning infinitive or present participle Example I started to read. / I started reading. She forbids us to talk. / She forbids talking. He stopped to smoke. / He stopped smoking. I saw him go up the stairs. / I saw him going up the stairs.
1. After (discuss) the matter for an hour, the committee adjourned without (have reached) any decision. 2. I distinctly remember (pay) him. I gave him $2. 3. (Lie) on this beach is much more pleasant than (sit) in the office. 4. I tried (pacify) him but he refused (pacify) and went on (grumble). Consolidation Activities- Grammar3.5 VocabularyTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWritingGrammar Practice Complete the sentences with the proper forms of the verbs given. discussing having reached paying Lying sitting _________ _____________ ______ to pacify ________ to be pacified _____________ grumbling _________ ______
Consolidation Activities- Grammar3.6 VocabularyTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWritingGrammar 5. He made me (repeat) his instructions (make) sure that I understood what I was (do) after he had gone. 6. Do you feel like (go) to a film or would you rather (stay) at home? 7. It is easy (see) animals on the road in daylight but sometimes at night it is very difficult (avoid) (hit) them. 8. I knew I wasn’t the first (arrive), for I saw smoke (rise) from the chimney. repeat to make ______ to do _____ to see to avoid ______ hitting ______ going _____ rising _____ ________ stay ____ to arrive ________
Consolidation Activities- Grammar3.7 VocabularyTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWritingGrammar 9. You’ll never regret (do) a kind action. 10. The car began (make) an extraordinary noise so I stopped (see) what it was. doing _____ to make_______ to see ______
Consolidation Activities- Translation1 1. 当哈姆雷特拿不定主意该采取什么行动时，他就装疯。 (feign) If someone feigns a particular feeling, attitude, or physical condition, they try to make other people think that they have it or are experiencing it, although this is not true. VocabularyGrammarTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWriting Translate the following sentences into English. Hamlet feigned madness when he was hesitating what to do.
Consolidation Activities- Translation3 2. 真理之光有时刺目，于是善意的谎话随处可见。 (ubiquitous) VocabularyTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWritingGrammar If you describe something or someone as ubiquitous, you mean that they seem to be everywhere. Sometimes the light of the truth is just too dazzling, so white lies are ubiquitous.
Consolidation Activities- Translation4 Practice: 餐厅里吸烟的烟雾就没有地方躲得过去吗 ? 他可以看到那些无处不在的电视摄像机。 VocabularyTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWritingGrammar Is there no escape from the ubiquitous cigarette smoke in restaurants? He could see the ubiquitous TV cameras.
Consolidation Activities- Translation5 3. 你应该摆脱偏见，抵制诱惑，不让任何东西扭曲你的判 断。 (warp) VocabularyTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWritingGrammar Warp means causing sb./sth. to become biased, distorted or perverted. You should get rid of any prejudice, resist temptations and let nothing warp your judgment.
Consolidation Activities- Translation6 Practice: 他受私心影响判断不确。 历史常为偏见所曲解。 VocabularyTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWritingGrammar His judgment was warped by self-interest. Histories are often warped by bias.
Consolidation Activities- Translation7 4. 美国许多妇女声称她们对自己二等公民的地位感到不满。 (profess) VocabularyTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWritingGrammar If you profess to do or have something, you claim that you do it or have it, often when you do not. (FORMAL) Many women in America profess that they are unhappy with their status of second-class citizens.
He professed that he knew nothing about the plot. Consolidation Activities- Translation8 VocabularyTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWritingGrammar Practice: 她自称对那事一无所知。 他声称对该阴谋毫不知情。 She professed total ignorance of the matter.
Consolidation Activities- Translation7 5. 他在伙伴中很受欢迎，因为他总是设法不去麻烦别人。 (spare) VocabularyTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWritingGrammar If you spare someone an unpleasant experience, you prevent them from suffering it. He is very popular among his peers as he always tries to spare others any trouble.
Consolidation Activities- Translation8 VocabularyTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWritingGrammar Practice: 他没当她的面说她丈夫的不是，以免使她难堪。 He spared her embarrassment by not criticizing her husband in front of her.
Consolidation Activities- Dictation VocabularyTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWritingGrammar Dictation You will hear a passage read three times. At the first reading, you should listen carefully for its general idea. At the second reading, you are required to write down the exact words you have just heard (with proper punctuation). At the third reading, you should check what you have written down.
Childhood is less clear to me than to many people: / when it ended I turned my face away from it / for no reason that I know about, / certainly without the usual reason of unhappy memories. / For many years that worried me, / but then I discovered / that the tales of former children are seldom to be trusted. / Some people supply too many past victories or pleasures / with which to comfort themselves, / and other people cling to pains, real and imagined, / to excuse what they have become. / I think I have always known about my memory. / I know when it is to be trusted / and when some dream or fantasy entered on the life, / and the dream, the need of dream, / led to distortion of what happened. Consolidation Activities- Integrated skills1 VocabularyTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWritingGrammar Dictation
Honesty is not praised much these days. We pay it some lip (1), of course, and we tell our children to be honest in their dealings and with their feelings. But many of us would (2) have our children be shrewd than honest. We want them to learn how to be suspicious, how to protect themselves, and how to ward (3) fast- talking people and nicely packaged, well-advertised distortions of reality. “Chumps,” as I once heard the term defined, (4) “people who go out of their way to Consolidation Activities- Integrated skills3 Fill in each blank in the passage below with ONE word you think appropriate. service ________ rather _______ off ____ VocabularyTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWritingGrammar are _____
be taken (5) of” — and we don’t want ourselves or our children to be chumps. Therefore we hesitate to praise honesty too (6), or to encourage it at the expense of common sense, or expediency or the pressures of practicality and the “real world.” Even experts in interpersonal (7) tell us that too much honesty can destroy a relationship. Honesty now looks like a dubious virtue (8) not an actual vice. It is studied and examined as a stratagem rather than (9) a hallmark of character. Consolidation Activities- Integrated skills4 VocabularyTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWritingGrammar advantage ____________ much ______ if ___ relations ___________ as ____
Despite our contemporary discomfort with too much honesty, the quality remains central to our (10) codes and counsels. Deceptions subvert the moral life, and destroy the foundations of our social arrangements. Whatever basis for humane communion is to be found in (11) principles of respect for persons or faith in God is eroded by our failures to treat each other as persons worthy of being told the (12). Consolidation Activities- Integrated skills5 VocabularyTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWritingGrammar moral _______ either _______ truth ______
Consolidation Activities- Hints1 It’s a set collocation with the word lip. VocabularyTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWritingGrammar
Consolidation Activities- Hints2 VocabularyTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWritingGrammar It’s a set phrase with the word would.
Consolidation Activities- Hints3 VocabularyTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWritingGrammar It’s a set phrase with the word ward.
Consolidation Activities- Hints4 VocabularyTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWritingGrammar Here the subject and object are both in plural form, so the link verb should also be in plural form.
Consolidation Activities- Hints5 VocabularyTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWritingGrammar It’s a set phrase.
Consolidation Activities- Hints6 VocabularyTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWritingGrammar An adverb is expected to modify the predicate.
Consolidation Activities- Hints7 VocabularyTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWritingGrammar In this prepositional phrase a noun is missing, and we can get this noun from the context.
Consolidation Activities- Hints8 VocabularyTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWritingGrammar A conjunction is needed here.
Consolidation Activities- Hints9 VocabularyTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWritingGrammar A same structure is needed after than.
Consolidation Activities- Hints10 VocabularyTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWritingGrammar From the next sentence we can get this adjective which can be used to modify codes and counsels.
Consolidation Activities- Hints11 This is a set collocation which contains the word or and implies a choice. VocabularyTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWritingGrammar
Consolidation Activities- Hints12 A noun is expected and from the whole text we can get the meaning of this noun. VocabularyTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWritingGrammar
Consolidation Activities- Oral activities VocabularyTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWritingGrammar Making a Dialogue Giving a Talk
Consolidation Activities- Oral activities1 Topic: Lying and Its Effects VocabularyTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWritingGrammar a habitual liar; a pack of lies; a tissue of lies; a(n) complete / outright lie; a big lie; a whopper; a whacker, loss of trust, moral consciousness, moral degradation Words and phrases for reference: 1. Making a Dialogue
Consolidation Activities- Having a discussion VocabularyTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWritingGrammar Points: 1. warp or distort our judgment 2. merely exaggerate the effectiveness Topic: Lying in Advertising and Its Influence on our Perception of the World 2. Giving a Talk
Consolidation Activities- Writing main VocabularyTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWritingGrammar Essay Writing: How to Write a Descriptive Essay Descriptive essays strive to create a deeply involved and vivid experience for the reader. Great descriptive essays achieve this effect not through facts and statistics but by using detailed observations and descriptions. A good descriptive essay has to: give a vivid perception of the subject of description, include all the smallest important possible details,
Consolidation Activities- Writing1 VocabularyTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWritingGrammar deliver the emotional background of the described subject, indicate the author’s emotional response caused by the subject, eliminate every single irrelevant detail, gradually reveal different aspects of the subject in each paragraph.
Consolidation Activities- Writing3 VocabularyTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWritingGrammar Sample The door to my study is nearly always closed. It’s the place I go to read and work in tranquility. Today, however, I’m inviting you in for a visit. As you open the door, notice the Guatemalan crucifix with its bright gold and maroon flowers; it joyfully reminds me to dedicate my work to God. Although the room is small, I hope you find it cozy. A big cheerful window lets in the morning sunshine, which saturates the room with its warmth and embraces us with light. Birds chirp outside, beckoning you to enter.
Consolidation Activities- Writing4 VocabularyTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWritingGrammar An old-fashioned doctor’s desk with brass drawer handles sits in front of the window, its wood full of nicks from many careless moves and tow once-teething puppies. May I introduce you to Ralph, my friendly computer, who sits on top of the desk? When I turn him on, he’ll crackle “hello” and blink an inviting amber command on the screen. That’s my dog Chico under the desk, snoring in harmony with Ralph and the birds. Against the left wall are my book cases, sagging with the wise weight of cheap paperbacks and a few expensive gold-spined volumes interspersed. A bronzed Indian chief in a watercolor squints knowingly at us from the wall.
Consolidation Activities- Writing5 VocabularyGrammarTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWriting Won’t you have a seat in the tattered old green armchair nestled in the other corner? I know you smell the freshly perked coffee. I made it specially for your visit. Use my favorite cup there on the tray; it’s the one with red and blued balloons around the rim. Stay as long as you wish, but when you’re ready to leave, be sure to close the door behind you. I like the peaceful security of this, my own little world.
Consolidation Activities- Writing6 VocabularyGrammarTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWriting Sample Analysis This is a simple, but vivid and beautiful essay. The message is very clear. It is notable that the description starts with the door and ends with the door, making the whole essay a compact and consistent unity. The description goes on largely by an order of space. The writer firstly gives the visitor a general impression, or more exactly a mood, of the study. In the paragraph that follows, the description turns to smaller and specific objects.
Consolidation Activities- Writing7 Then, the observation goes sideways to the bookcases, the watercolor painting on the wall, the armchair in the corner, and the cup on the tray. That is a natural order and movement of observation. It is equally noteworthy that he makes a general comment on the study in the concluding paragraph: a peaceful security and his little world. VocabularyGrammarTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWriting
Consolidation Activities- Writing8 VocabularyGrammarTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWriting Practice Write a description essay on the following topic: The Mona Lisa.
Consolidation Activities- Writing9 VocabularyGrammarTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWriting Sample The Mona Lisa is perhaps Leonardo DaVinci’s most famous of paintings. It is an oil painting, painted on poplar wood. The painting is most famous for the smile of the woman, which people have been trying to decipher for a long time. Many believe that the portrait is that of DaVinci himself, while many also place a lot mystic connections with this painting. The portrait depicts a woman’s bust, with a distant landscape that is visible in the backdrop. Leonardo used a pyramid design to install the woman in a simple and calm manner within the painting. The woman is shown with her hands folded, with her breast, neck, and face painted the
Consolidation Activities- Writing10 VocabularyGrammarTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWriting same color as her hands. The light is diffused so that the various curves and geometrical shapes on the painting are made visible through it. Perhaps the most interesting thing about the painting is the woman’s smile. Many believe that it is innocent and inviting, while others believe it is that of smugness and is a smirk. Many scientific studies have been undertaken to determine the exact nature of the smile and the real reason remains a mystery. It is believed that every person sees the smile differently because of the changes in the lighting that Leonardo presented.
Consolidation Activities- Writing11 VocabularyGrammarTranslationIntegrated SkillsOral ActivitiesWriting The woman is shown seated in an open area, and behind her is a vast landscape, which recedes to an icy mountain. Some winding paths and a far away bridge is also perceptible in the background. The painting is an amazing one and one should definitely take a look at it in order to appreciate its full beauty. The painting is currently on display at the Musee du Louvre, in Paris.
Section Five Further Enhancement Text IIMemorable Quotes A Lead-in Question Text Questions for Discussion
A Lead-in Question Do doctors have “license to lie”, for the sake of their patients? Lead-in questions Text IIMemorable Quotes justifiable, well-intentionedTip:
1 Should doctors ever lie to benefit their patients — to speed recovery or to conceal the approach of death? In medicine as in law, government, and other lines of work, the requirements of honesty often seem dwarfed by greater needs: the need to shelter from brutal news or to uphold a promise of secrecy; to expose corruption or to promote the public interest. To Lie or Not Lie? — The Doctor’s Dilemma Text1 Text IIMemorable Quotes Sissela Bok
2 What should doctors say, for example, to a 46-year- old man coming in for a routine physical checkup just before going on vacation with his family who, though he feels in perfect health, is found to have a form of cancer that will cause him to die within six months? Is it best to tell him the truth? If he asks, should the doctors deny that he is ill, or minimize the gravity of the illness? Should they at least conceal the truth until after the family vacation? 3 Doctors confront such choices often and urgently. At times, they see important reasons to lie for the patient’s own sake; in their eyes, such lies differ sharply from self- serving ones. Text2-3 Text IIMemorable Quotes
Text4 Text IIMemorable Quotes 4 Studies show that most doctors sincerely believe that the seriously ill do not want to know the truth about their condition, and that informing them risks destroying their hope, so that they may recover more slowly, or deteriorate faster, perhaps even commit suicide. As one physician wrote: “Ours is a profession which traditionally has been guided by a precept that transcends the virtue of uttering the truth for truth’s sake, and that is as far as possible do no harm.’”
5 Armed with such a precept, a number of doctors may slip into deceptive practices that they assume will “do no harm” and may well help their patients. They may prescribe innumerable placebos, sound more encouraging than the facts warrant, and distort grave news, especially to the incurably ill and the dying. 6 But the illusory nature of the benefits such deception is meant to bestow is now coming to be documented. Studies show that, contrary to the belief of many physicians, an overwhelming majority of patients do want to be told the truth, even about grave illness, and feel betrayed when they learn that they have been misled. We are also learning that truthful information, humanely conveyed, helps patients cope with illness: helps them tolerate pain better, need less medicine, and even recover faster after surgery. Text5-6 Text IIMemorable Quotes
7 7 Not only do lies not provide the “help” hoped for by advocates of benevolent deception: they invade the autonomy of patients and render them unable to make informed choices concerning their own health, including the choice of whether to be a patient in the first place. We are becoming increasingly aware of all that can befall patients in the course of heir illness when information is denied or distorted. Text IIMemorable Quotes
8-9 8 Dying patients especially — who are easiest to mislead and most often kept in the dark — can then not make decisions about the end of life; about whether or not they should enter a hospital, or have surgery; about where and with whom they should spend their remaining time; about how they should bring their affairs to a close and take leave. 9 Lies also do harm to those who tell them: harm to their integrity and, in the long run, to their credibility: Lies hurt their colleagues as well. The suspicion of deceit undercuts the work of the many doctors who are scrupulously honest with their patients; it contributes to the spiral of lawsuits and of “defensive medicine,” and thus it injures, in turn; the entire medical profession. Text IIMemorable Quotes
10 10 Sharp conflicts are now arising. Patients are learning to press for answers. Patients’ bills of rights require that they be informed about their condition and about alternatives for treatment. Many doctors go to great lengths to provide such information: Yet even in hospitals with the most eloquent bill of rights, believers in benevolent deception continue their age-old practices. Colleagues may disapprove but refrain from objecting. Nurses may bitterly resent having to take part, day after day, in deceiving patients, but feel powerless to take a stand. Text IIMemorable Quotes
11 11 There is urgent need to debate this issue openly. Not only in medicine, but in other professions as well, practitioners may find themselves repeatedly in difficulty where serious consequences seem avoidable only through deception. Yet the public has every reason to be wary of professional deception; for such practices are peculiarly likely to become deeply rooted, spread, and to erode trust. Neither in medicine, nor in law, government, or the social sciences can there be comfort in the old saying, “What you don’t know can’t hurt you.” Text IIMemorable Quotes
Text1 – Sissela Bok Text IIMemorable Quotes Sissela Bok: Sissela Bok, born on 2 December 1934, is a Swedish-born philosopher and ethicist. Formerly a Professor of Philosophy at Brandeis University, Bok is currently a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies. One of her great contributions has been a continued exploration of “practical ethics” or applied moral philosophy.
But the illusory nature of the benefits such deception is meant to bestow is now coming to be documented. (Paragraph 6): The subject of the sentence is the illusory nature and the predicate, is now coming to be documented and the whole sentence means that the benefits lying is supposed to have are now proving to be unreal and imagined. Text6 – But the illusory nature of Text IIMemorable Quotes
… it contributes to the spiral of litigation and of “defensive medicine”… (Paragraph 9): “The spiral of litigation” means two opposing parties in a law suit are involved in an endless process of litigation which is getting higher and higher in level. The phrase “defensive medicine” refers to the alterations of modes of medical practice for the purposes of avoiding lawsuits by patients as well as providing good legal defense if such lawsuits are instituted. Text9 … it contributes to the Text IIMemorable Quotes
Text10– Patients’ bills of rights Text IIMemorable Quotes Patients’ bills of rights require that … (Paragraph 10): “Bills of rights” is statements of the rights of a class of people, in particular the first ten amendments to the Constitution of the US, ratified in 1791.
“What you don’t know can’t hurt you.” (Paragraph 11): This proverb means if you do not know about a problem, you do not worry. The whole sentence means people won’t be comforted by not knowing the truth in medicine, law, government, or the social sciences; on the contrary, they will be hurt or greatly affected by lying. One example of the proverb: Don’t tell Dad I take drugs. What he doesn’t know won’t hurt him. Text11– “What you don’t know Text IIMemorable Quotes
Questions for discussion1 1. According to the author, in what line of work is honesty sacrificed for “greater needs”? In medicine, law, politics, journalism, etc., deception is practiced for “greater needs”. Text IIMemorable Quotes 2. What, according to some doctors, is the fundamental principle of the medical profession? “As far as possible do no harm.”
“Benevolent deception” may cause the erosion of integrity of the medical profession and affect those that do not tell lies to their patients. It may even induce law suits and the endless process of litigation. 3. What are the negative effects of “benevolent deception” on patients? The patients may feel betrayed, and their autonomy intruded. And they cannot make informed decisions about their health and life; and it can also prolong recovery and affect treatment. 4. How will the medical profession and its staff be affected by “benevolent deception”? Questions for discussion2 Text IIMemorable Quotes
5. If you were a patient, would you like to know the truth that you would have only a few months to live? And if you were a doctor, how would you break the news to your patient? Open question. Questions for discussion3 Text IIMemorable Quotes
Memorable Quotes1 Text IIMemorable Quotes “While all deception requires secrecy, all secrecy is not meant to deceive.” — Sissela Bok
Questions for discussion1 Text IIMemorable Quotes Questions for Discussion If a lie is defined as “something that you say or write that is not true and that you know is not true”, then is the art of story-telling or writing novels a form of lying? Or should we simply call them “imaginative”?