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1 Lecture Four Vocabulary

2 If you should find your American dream and become very rich in the land, how would your life be different from now? If I were a millionaire…

3 The Richest Man in America, Down Home

4 Sam Walton Wal-Mart

5 Rolls Royce Forbes

6 Down Home simple informal rural southern U.S.

7 carry on like plain folks (Para. 5); folksy ways (Para.6); friendly, cheerful, a fine neighbor who does his best to blend in, never flashy, never throwing his weight around (Para. 7); not a front-page person (Para. 11) synonyms for “down-home”

8 Who Are They? Sam Walton Jamie Beaulieu Jim Hendren Gordon Garlington III Johnny Baker Jim Von Gremp Ferold F. Arend John Mayhall owner of Wal-Mart company lawyer the barber retired president waiter corporate affairs director night manager pastor of local church

9 Comprehension & Structure 1.What was the waiter’s imagination about Sam Walton’s life? What was the reality? 2.What are Sam Walton’s character traits regarding his life style? 3.What are Sam Walton’s character traits regarding his work style?

10 Introduction mansion Rolls-Royce dogs with diamond collars servants everywhere no palace, worn furniture an old pickup truck a muddy bird dog not spotted any servants imaginationreality

11 free of self-importance friendly and easy-going Character Traits life (5-13)

12 1. free of self-importance waits in line like everyone else to buy shells at the local Wal-Mart has no reserved seat in church forgot his money in the Barber’s one day and went home for his wallet immediately

13 2. friendly and easy-going asks his employees to call him by his first name chats about national news, or reads in his chair… in the Barber’s

14 free of self-importance friendly and easy-going Character Traits life (5-13) never flashy hard working generous work (14-22)

15 3. never flashy a rich man on the run, steering clear of reporters, dreamers and schemers a man who cares only about the success achieved by his people

16 4. hard-working sales meetings or the executive pep rally the tennis game story

17 5. generous set up a college scholarship fund and a disaster relief fund believed in cultivating ideas and rewarding success

18 Key Structures 1.Only in America can a billionaire carry on like plain folks and get away with it.(L14) 2.…, come shooting season, waits…(L17) 3.No matter how big a time he had on Saturday night,…(L27) 4.John Mayhall finds him waiting…(L33)

19 5.But just how long Walton can hold firm to his folksy habits with celebrity hunters keeping following him wherever he goes is anyone’s guess. (L45) 6.…who was stunned at such generosity after the stingy employer he left to join Wal-Mart…(L75) Key Structures

20 7.The reason for our success is our people and the way they’re treated and the way they feel about their company.(L78) 8.I’ve never seen anyone yet who worked for him or was around him for any length of time who wasn’t better off. (L81) Key Structures

21 Key Words 1.reserve 2.spot 3.on the run 4.steer clear of 5.achieve 6.admit to 7.cultivate 8.carry on 9.liable 10.turn out

22 TonySam Walton vs


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