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2 The Million Pound Bank Note Unit 3

3 The Million Pound Bank-note Warming up and Reading I

4 Mark Twain

5 Mark Twain’s House

6 What do you know about Mark Twain? Do you know any of his works? Warming up

7 Real name Meaning of his pen name Birth date Birthplace Place where he grew up His famous stories Read the short passage quickly and fill in the chart.

8 Real name of MT Meaning of his pen name Birth date Birthplace Samuel Langhorne Clemens On Nov. 30th, 1835 Florida Fill in the blanks. river

9 Place where he grew up His famous stories In Hannibal, Missouri, along the Mississippi River. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn….

10 About the humor of Mark Twain 不知道自己坐火车去哪儿 马克 · 吐温对生活上的一些琐事常常心不在焉。一天, 他坐火车外出,列车员查票时,他翻遍口袋也没找 到车票。 列车员认出是作家马克 · 吐温时,很有礼 貌地说: “ 要是真找不到票也没关系。 ” 马克 · 吐温却说: “ 那可不行啊,我一定要找到那该 死的东西,要不然我怎么知道我去哪儿呢。 ” 妙答解尴尬 有一次,马克吐温应邀赴宴。席间,他对一位夫人 说: “ 你太漂亮了,夫人。 ” 不料,那夫人却说: “ 很遗 憾,我不能用同样的话回答你。 ” 头脑机敏, 言词犀利 的马克吐温笑着说: “ 这没关系,你也可以和我一样说 假话。 ”

11 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)

12 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer 《汤姆 · 索亚历险记》 1876 He is good at writing about children’s adventures

13 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 《哈克贝利 · 弗恩历 险记》 1881

14 his short stories 1.Running for Governor 《市长竞选》 《市长竞选》 2. The £ 1,000,000 Bank-Note

15 Gregory Peck

16 Suppose a rich person gives you a million pound bank-note, what will you do with it ? Give the reasons. Discussion

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19 ACT 1 SCENE 1&2 A brief introduction to the story Pre-reading the bet

20 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

21 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.

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25 ACT 1 SCENE 3 The story began

26 What happened to Henry? Scan the passage and find out : Reading

27 What happened to Henry? He was given a letter by the two brothers and was asked not to open it until two o’clock.

28 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?

29 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.

30 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.

31 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.

32 (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

33 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

34 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.

35 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

36 What kind of person do you think Henry Adams is? After-reading

37 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.

38 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.

39 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.

40 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

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