How much do you know about him? Mark Twain (1835—1910) The greatest humorist of the 19th century in American literature. Also one of the greatest writer in the world.
his masterpieces 1876 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer ( 汤姆 · 索亚历险记）
his masterpieces 1881 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn （哈克贝利 · 费恩历险记）
his short stories 1.Running for Governor （竞 选州长） 2.The Million Pound Bank- Note （百万英镑）
Suppose a rich person gives you a large amount of money to use as you like, what will you do with it ? Give the reasons. Discussion :
Fast reading How many characters are there in the scene? Who are they? Where are they in the scene? What happened in the scene?
Characters （ three ）： Henry Adams Henry Adams : a lost American businessman in London “Roderick” and “Oliver” “Roderick” and “Oliver” : two brothers and rich Englishmen
In two brothers ’ house. Roderick and Oliver made a bet on whether a man with a million pound bank note can survive a month. Fortunately, they find Henry.
Put the following events in correct order. (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. Careful reading
Key: (2) About a month ago Henry Adams was sailing out of the bay. (4) Towards nightfall he found himself carried out to sea by a strong wind. (3) The next morning he was spotted by a ship. (5) On the ship he earned his passage by working as an unpaid hand. (1)Henry wandered in London streets.
Skimming : answer the following questions: 1. Where did Henry Adams come from? Did he know much about London? 2. What did he do in America? 3. Why did he land in Britain? Reading-II 4.What did two brother give him? 5.When could he open the thing ? 6. Why did the brothers choose Henry?
1.Where did Henry Adams come from? Did he know much about London? Henry came from San Francisco. No, he didn’t know London at all. 2. What did he do in America? 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.What does two brothers give him? They wanted to make a bet on Henry. 6.Why did the brothers choose Henry? A letter with money in it 5.When can he open the thing ? Until two o’clock
About a month agoHenry was_____ out of the bay. Towards nightfallHenry found himself______ out to sea by a strong wind. The next morningHenry was ____ by a ship. LastlyHenry arrived in ____ by working on the ship as an unpaid hand; sailing carried spotted London Fill in the following form. Reading-iii
NowHenry was _______ in London and wandering in the street. Just at that timeRoderick _______ him and asked him to step in. To Henry’s surpriseRoderick gave Henry a _____ with money in it. lost called letter
The story happened in _________ in ________. Henry, a tramp who came from ______________ landed in Britain ____________. He earned his _________ by working as an _________ hand. Wandering in London streets, he met _______________ who asked him to _____________ their house. After asking Henry many questions, they gave him _________with one million pound bank note because they made a bet. London 1903 San Francisco by accident passage unpaid two old brothers step inside a letter
Key words: American, accident, save, arrive, earn his passage, lost, in rags, incredible, two brothers, million pound, make a bet