The greatest humorist of the 19 th century American literature. Novels: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876)( 汤姆 · 索亚历险记） The Prince and the Pauper (1882)( 皇子与贫儿 ) The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1894)( 哈克贝利 · 费恩历险 记 ) Mark Twain: (1835—1910)
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer 《汤姆 · 索亚历险记》 1876 He is good at writing about children’s adventures
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 《哈克贝利 · 弗恩历 险记》 1881
his short stories 1.Running for Governor 《市长竞选》 《市长竞选》 2. The £ 1,000,000 Bank-Note
Suppose a rich person gives you a million pound bank-note, what will you do with it ? Give the reasons. Discussion
ACT 1 SCENE 1&2 A brief introduction to the story Pre-reading the bet
Two rich gentlemen in London made a bet on what would happen to a person if he was given a million pound bank-note. An American young man who sailed too far was carried out to sea, but was saved by a British ship for London. So he was now in London, tired,hungry and penniless…… About the story
Two rich gentlemen made a bet on what would happen to a person if he was given a million pound note. Henry, the hero of the story, an American young man, sailed too far, drifted out to the ocean, A British ship, for London, passing by, fortunately saved him.
ACT 1 SCENE 3 The story began
What happened to Henry? Scan the passage and find out : Reading
What happened to Henry? He was given a letter by the two brothers and was asked not to open it until two o’clock.
Skimming: answer the following questions: 1. Where does Henry Adams come from?Does he know much about London? 2. What did he do in America? 3. Why did he land in Britain? 4. Why do you think that the brother chose Henry for their bet?
1. Where does Henry Adams come from?Does he know much about London? 2. What did he do in America? Henry comes from San Francisco. No, he doesn’t know London at all. He worked for a mining company.
3. Why did he land in Britain? He was sailing out the bay when he was carried out to sea by a strong wind and was survived by a ship for London.
4. Why do you think that the brother chose Henry for their bet? It was his first visit to London so nobody knew him. He had no money so he would have to rely on the bank note. They thought he looked honest because he asked for a job and not charity.
(1) Henry wandered in London streets. (2) About a month ago Henry Adams was sailing out of the bay. (3) The next morning he was spotted by a ship. (4) Towards nightfall he found himself carried out to sea by a strong wind. (5) On the ship he earned his passage by working as an unpaid hand. Put the following events in correct order
F (fact) or O (Opinion) 1). Henry wants to find a job in London.( ) 2). Henry is given an envelope by the two brothers. ( ) 3). Henry is an unlucky young man. ( ) 4). The servant is called James. ( ) 5). Henry is foolish to go and meet the two brothers. ( ) F F O F O
About a month ago Henry was ______ out of the bay; Towards nightfall Henry found himself ______ to sea by a strong wind. The next morning Henry was ______ by a ship. LastlyHenry arrived in _______ by working on the ship as an unpaid hand. sailing carried spotted London Read Act one again, then fill in the following form.
NowHenry was ___ in London and wandering in the streets. Just at that time Roderick ______ him and asked him to step in. To Henry ’ s surprise Roderick gave Henry a _____ with money in it. lost called letter
What kind of person do you think Henry Adams is? After-reading
It is my first trip here. Well, to be honest, I have none. (no money) Well, I can’t say that I have any plans.
I earned my passage by working as an unpaid hand. Could you offer me some kind of work here? I don’t want your charity, I just want an honest job.
Well, it may seem luck to you but not to me. If this is your idea of some kind of joke, I don’t think it’s very funny. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I think I’ll be on my way.
What do you think will happen to Henry? Will the bank-note help him or get him into trouble? Give a possible development to the story. Prediction