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Unit 3 The Million Pound Bank Note
What to do?
Three types of reading Reading for a practical purpose –For information –For fun Reading for language learning –Precise understanding –Proper use when expressing yourself Reading for test taking
Reading for language Learning For understanding and expressing yourself Sentence Structures Phrases Words
How to do it?
Three Stages Stage one I show you how Stage two You do it on your own Stage three I will sum up and give your suggestions
Sentences to notice He is best known for his novels set in this boyhood world, Twain loved the river so much that even his pen name is about the river.
Phrases: known or new He was brought up in Hannibal Missouri, along the Mississippi river. Twain loved the river so much that even his pen name is about the river.
Words you may have known He is best known for his novels set in this boyhood world, Look up the word “set” in your dictionary
Possible New Words He was brought up in Hannibal, Missouri, along the Mississippi river "Twain" is an old words for the "two". The phrase "mark twain" means that the water is two fathoms deep. The author's real name is.....
group work Group 1-2 line 1-lin3 21, not at all, it's my first trip here Group 3-4 line 22-42, Well, to be honest, I have none Group 5-6 line 43- end
Sentence Structures: type one Sentence structures that you don't understand (not much here, because it is colloquial or oral English)
Sentence Structures: type two Sentence structures that you understand its linguistic meaning, but not its social and cultural meaning colloquial vs written formal vs informal
Sentence Structures: type three Sentence structures that you understand but may not be able to use properly because they are different from Chinese ways of thinking
Sentences: type three Thank you, James, that will be all. How is that possible? why don't you explain what this is all about? his eyes stares at the what is left on the brother's dinner on the table
Phrases & Words: type one Phrases & Words you may have already known, but which may have a different meaning in this context that you don't understand exactly.
Type One Examples The million pound note Go right ahead I earned my passage by working as an unpaid hand, which account for my appearance If this is your idea of some kind of joke, I don't think it's very funny.
Phrases & Words: type two Phrases & Words you may have already known, and you know the meaning here, but you may not be able to use like it here.
Type Two Examples make a bet (make) what will you do with it with a million pound bank note, a man could survive a month in London How well do you know London? Now if you'll excuse me, I think I'll be on my way. I am afraid I don't quite follow you (use Can you follow me in class, and refer to it later)
Phrases & Words: type three Phrases & Words you may have already known, and you know the meaning and how to use, but you may not be able to pick the best phrases or words from similar ones.
Type Three Examples They see a penniless young man wandering on the pavement outside their house. (walking) –to walk slowly around or to a place, often without any particular sense of purpose or direction His eyes stares at the what is left on the brother's dinner on the table (look at) –to look at somebody/something for a long time
Type Three Examples I was spotted by a ship (found) – (not used in the progressive tenses) to see or notice a person or thing, especially suddenly or when it is not easy to do so Could you offer me some kind of work here? (give) – to say that you are willing to do something for somebody or give something to somebody
4 kinds of new words 1.Words that you can place in a category but not the meaning 2.Words that you can guess the meaning, but no need to look them up 3.Words you can guess the meaning but still need to look them up later 4.Words that you can't guess but need to look up
New words: type One was brought up in Hannibal, Missouri, along the Mississippi river The phrase "mark twain" means that the water is two fathoms deep.
Guess the type one words These are names of places, people, certain kind of plants, stuff, or a kind of tools, music instruments, etc, and the list can go on and one. You can guess or put them into a certain category based on your common sense
What to do with type one words You don't need to remember or look up any of the first two types of words for you don’t know much more about them even you look them up in a dictionary. A fathom (abbreviation: ftm) is a unit of length in the imperial and the U.S. customary systems, used especially for measuring the depth of water.
New Words ： type two You can guess the meaning, and there is no need to look them up. –Twain" is an old words for the "two". "twins" and "twain", see something similar?
New Words ： type three You can guess, but still need to look them up. –The author's real name is..... –I went to American embassy to seek for help. –The million pound bank note.
ways to guess the meaning of the new words Definition or explanation From context Common sense
New words type four You can’t guess the meaning, but look them up –Permit me to lead the way. –Patience, Mr. Adams
The Use of Dictionary For new words For words you know For similar words and word choices
Ways of Developing Language Awareness Ask yourself if you really understand it? Ask yourself if you can use t? From Chinese to English Read as much as you can Listen as often as you can
Social and Cultural Context Would you step inside a moment, please? I wonder, Mr. Adams, if you'd mind us asking a few questions? May we ask you what you're doing in this country and what your plans are? If you don't mind, may I ask you how much money you have?
The difference of position, social status and power the brothers uses Mr. Adams all way through, why?) Two examples –who?me ?Sir? –yes, you –Would you please come in, Sir, permit me to lead the way, sir (James to Henry)
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