Word Bank hurdle n. 篱笆, 栏, 障碍, 跨栏, 活动篱笆 dread n. 恐惧, 恐怖, 可怕的人 ( 或物 ), 畏惧 sting v. 刺, 刺痛, 刺激 jitter vi. 紧张不安, 战战兢兢 secretarial a. 秘书的, 书记的
petrified a. 吓呆的 falter v. 支吾地说, 结巴地讲出 stammer v. 口吃, 结巴着说出, 结结巴巴地 说 stage fright n. 怯场 ogre n. ( 民间传说中的 ) 食人魔鬼, 怪物, 象 鬼的人 squirm v. 蠕动 revere v. 尊敬, 敬畏, 崇敬
mercenary a. 唯利是图的 upbringing n. 抚育, 教养 irrelevant a. 不相关的 sidle v. 横着走, 悄悄贴近 fidget vt. 使烦乱, 使不安 twiddle vi. 玩弄
Keys A 1. b 2. b 3. a 4. c
Keys B 1. (1) the sting out of the interview (2) what he calls “job interview jitters” (3) you can make a good imgression (4) you can use the interview to your own advantage (5) to go about it
Keys C 1. They try to find out what you are like and if you are suitable for the job 2. Someone from the personnel department 3. At the personnel department of a biscuit factory
Keys D 1. T 2. F
Keys E 1. hesitant; indecisive 2. her appearance 3. delivery; petrified; the whole idea; the interview 4. stage fright
Keys F 1. The interviewer enjoys making interviewees squirm in their seats. 2. Nervous actors on the opening night of a new play. 3. She offers too much information and it is highly irrelevant. 4. She can’t handle pressure and responsibility and appears indecisive and unsure.
Keys G 1. a. sidled nervously up b. wasn’t quite sure c. kept looking nervously around her 2. a. fidgeted about b. kept twiddling the strap c. clutched tightly 3. a. hunched shoulders b. a tense look
Keys H 1. a 2. c 3. a 4. a
Keys J 1. a. a question-and-answer routine b. a boss-and-servant session 2. a coming together of two personalities
Keys I 1. self-confidence without being too cocky 2. relaxed and friendly way 3. normal manner 4. exchange information with the interviewer; be interrogated 5. if the company was going to suit her; they wanted to know; suit them 6. sober; neat; too frumpy 7. read the prospects
Audio-Visual & Speaking Course UNIT 8 The Star of Starbucks
Background Howard Schultz Howard Schultz is an American businessman and entrepreneur most widely known as chief global strategist and chairman of Starbucks.
Background Starbucks Starbucks is the world’s largest multinational chain of coffee shops. Its coffee shops in the U.S. and Canada are especially popular among students and young urban professionals. Stores are now found in China and the United Kingdom, as well as other countries.
Background Moby Dick An 1851 novel by Herman Melville. It describes the ill-fated voyage of the whaling ship Pequod to find and destroy the eponymous white whale, driven by the obsessive Captain Ahab. The language is highly symbolic and many themes run throughout the work. Although the book initially received mostly negative reviews, Moby- Dick is now considered to be one of the greatest novels in the English language.
Background American Dream The American Dream is a belief that in the United States of America, hard work and determination can lead to a better life, usually through the earning of money. The American Dream, however, has been criticized for its emphasis on material possessions as a way of finding happiness.
Prelistening Questions What is a traditional coffee bar like? Have you ever been to a Starbucks? What do you like or dislike about it? Make a list of the self-made men you know both in China and the United States. Then compare your list with that of a classmate and hold a brief discussion about the men involved in both lists.
anarchist n. 无政府主义者 blowback n. 负面影响 cult n. 邪教，异教 earthiness n. 土味；土性 espresso n. 蒸馏咖啡 fracture v. （使）破碎 Word Bank
grande n. 星巴克中的大杯饮料 homogenize v. 使同质 mockingly ad. 愚弄地, 取笑地 hokey a. （俚语）假的，做作的 hype n. 炒作，大肆宣传 ideation n. 构思；构思过程 peppermint n. 薄荷
pervasive a. 遍布的；渗透的 prestidigitation n. 变戏法，魔术 slurp n. 啧啧吃的声音 splice v. 拼接, 叠接 steep v. 泡（茶）；浸泡 wrath n. 愤怒，激怒 conjure up 使用魔术变出
first off 首先（不悦、恼怒的语气） what the heck 究竟 off base 大错特错的；没有道理的 first hand 第一手的；亲身经历的 kick around 无明确目的地做某事 let sb. in on sth. 向 …… 透露秘密 line up 排队
make a sales call 上门推销 pull off 成功做某事 sleight of hand 在变魔术时蒙蔽观众的手法； 戏法，花招 spelling bee 拼字大赛 stock option 股票期权 turn one’s back on 背弃, 抛弃
Task I Global Listening 1. D 2. B 3. B 4. B 5. D 6.D 7.A 8. A
Task IIListen for Details 1. T 2. T 3. F 4. T 5. F Episode 1
1. Coffee masters 2. coined a phrase 3. filling souls 4. filling bellies 5. human connection 6. humanity 7. communities 8. home and work Episode 2
Episode 3 1. Anarchists smashing Starbucks’ headquarters in Seattle √ 3. Criticism that Starbucks has Americanized Japan and China √ 4. Criticism that Starbucks has spliced itself into the national DNA √
Episode He felt he was home. 3.Adding an Espresso bar. 4.Coffee consumption was down. 5.paper cups; 3 bucks each cup; Italian name
Episode 5 1.It’s located in Brooklyn. There are bullet holes in the door leading to apartment 7G. 2.He was from a poor neighborhood and his father was injured on the job. 3.He was a delivery driver who picked up and delivered cloth diapers.
Episode 5 4.There was no hospitalization, no health insurance, no workman’s compensation for his father. 5.He offers his employees health care and stock options. He also pays farmers higher than market rate for beans.
Discussion In a group of two or four students, discuss the questions below. During your discussion, you are encouraged to draw on information from the program to support your points. At the end of the discussion, a spokesperson for the group should summarize and present the group’s discussion.
Topics for Discussion How successful is Starbucks? Cite facts and figures from your notes to illustrate your point. Schultz and Starbucks have seen much criticism from various sources. Suppose you were Schultz, what would you say in defense of yourself and your coffee empire? What do you think of Schultz’s social agenda?
Topics for Discussion Do you think Schultz’s new expansion to the entertainment business will be another huge success? The influence of Starbucks can be felt even in the Forbidden City. Do you think it is a wise move to give Schultz access to the Forbidden City? What shall we do about the imminent cultural Americanization?
Homework Finish the rest tasks of Lesson 28 in Listen to This/ Book 2. VOA News: Week 12