Mark Twain was a great American writer. He left school at the age of 12 to look for work. He worked as a printer( 印刷工人 ), a pilot, a gold miner （矿工）, a businessman and a newspaper reporter. Later he was famous for his stories and became very successful. Even today he is still remembered as one of the world most popular writers. Besides the three stories mentioned above, his another famous story is The million Pound Bank Note
Introduction : Characters 人物 Two rich brothers, Oliver( 奥弗利 ) and Roderick （罗德里克）, have made a secret bet. Roderick believes that a man cannot survive in the city for a month with only a million pound bank-note, but Oliver believes he can. They want to discover who will win the bet. Oliver( 奥弗利 ) and Roderick （罗德里克）
Introduction :Characters 人物 Henry Adams 亨利．亚当斯 Henry, an American businessman, is in London and he finds himself without money, friends or the hope of finding a good job. He has nothing but hunger and loneliness.Luckily the two brothers give him something.
What did the two brothers give Henry? Let’s watch the movie clip then answer the question. ? Task 2:
Young man, would you step inside a moment, please? 年轻人，请你进来一会儿好吗？ Who? Me, sir? 先生，你叫谁呀？是我吗？ Yes, you. Through the front door on your left. 就是你，从你左侧的前门进来。 Thanks. 谢谢 Good morning, sir, Would you please come in? 早上好，先生，请进吧 Permit me to lead the way, sir. 先生，请让我来带路吧。 Thank you, James. That will be all. 谢谢你，詹姆斯，没你的事了。 How do you do, Mister-er-? 你好，先生，你贵姓？ Adams, Henry Adams. 亚当斯， 亨利，亚当斯。 Come and sit down, Mr Adams. 来，请坐，亚当斯先生。 Thank you. 谢谢。 You are an American? 你是美国人？ That’s right, from San Francisco. 是的，我从旧金山来。 How well do you know London? 你对伦敦熟悉吗？ Not at all. It’s my first trip here. 一点也不熟悉，这是我第 一次来伦敦。 I wonder, Mr Henry, if you mind us asking a few questions? 亚当先生，不知道你是否介意我们问几个问题？ Go right ahead. 是的，请问吧。 May we ask what you’re doing in this country and what your plans are? ？可不可以问问，你在这个国家要干点什么？你的计划又是什么呢？ Well, I can’t say that I have any plans. I’m hoping to find work. As a matter of fact, I landed in Britain by accident. 嗯，谈不上什么计划，我希望 能找到工作。其实我在英国上岸是偶然的。 How is that possible? 这怎么可能呢？ Well, you see, back home I had my own boat. About a month ago I was sailing out of the bay. 哦，你看，在美国多时候，我有自己的船。大约在一个月前， 我驾船驶出海湾的时候。 movie clip Well go on. 往下说呀。 Oh yes. Well, towards nightfall I found myself carried out to sea by a strong wind, I did not know whether I can survive until next morning. The next morning I’d just about given myself up for lost when I was spotted by a ship. 哦，好吧。傍 晚时分我发现我被一阵大风刮到海上去了。我不知道是否能活到早晨。第二天早晨我正在感到绝望的 时候，一艘船发现了我。 And it was the ship that brought you to England? 正是那条船把你带到了英 国？ I earned my passage by working as an unpaid hand, which accounts for my appearance. 我是作为一个不拿工资的帮手赚来我的船费的，这就是我衣冠不 整的原因 。 Well, you mustn’t worry about that. It’s an advantage. 这一点你不用担心。 这还是优点呢。 I’m afraid I don’t quite follow you? 对不起，先生。你两的话我们听懂。 Tell us, Mr Adams, what sort of work did you do in America? 亚当先生， 请问您在美国是干什么工作的？ I worked for a mining company. Could you offer me some kind of work here? 我在一家矿业公司工作。你们能不能给我提供一份工作？ Patience Mr Adams Patience. Have you any money? 亚当先生，先别急。你 现在有没有钱？ Oh tell you the truth I have none. 说老实话，现在分文没有。 What luck! Brother, What luck! 老兄，好运气，好运气。 Well, it may seem lucky to you but not to me. If this is your idea of joke, I don’t think it very funny. Now if you excuse me, I think I’ll be on my way. 这对你们来说这 可能是运气，但对我不是。如果你们觉得这是个玩笑，我不觉得好笑。我想，我该走了。 Please don’t go, Mr Adams, You mustn’t think we don’t care about you. Olive, Give him the letter. 亚当先生，请不要走。你千万不要以为我们不在意你的 感受。奥利弗，把信给他。 Yes, the letter, the letter. 是，拿信。 给你信。 For me? 给我的？ For you. 是给你的。 Oh, no, you mustn’t open it until two o’clock. 啊到两点钟你才能打开。 Oh, it’s ridiculous. 这真可笑。 Not ridiculous. There is money in it. 这不可笑，里面有钱。 Oh, no I don’t want your charity, I just want an honest job. 哦，不，我不需 要你们的施舍，我只要一份老老实实的工作。 We know you are hard-working. That’s why we’ve given you the letter. James, show Mr Adams out. 我们知道你工作很踏实，这正是我们给你信的原因。 詹姆斯，请送客。 Good luck, Mr Adams. 祝你好运，亚当先生。 Well, why don’t you explain what this is all about? 你为什么不告诉我这到底是怎么回事？ You will soon know. In exactly one hour and ten minutes. 你很快就知道。一小时十分 钟后。 Mr Adams, not until 2 o’clock. Promise? 两点钟以前不要拆信，答应吗？ Promise. Good-bye. 答应。 再见。 question What did the two brothers give Henry?
new words 1. incredible 2. stare 3. bay 4. survive 5. spot 6. account for 7. charity 8. by accident 9. passage 10. bet 打赌船费偶然地施舍解释，导致发现，认出存活海湾盯着看难以置信的 Task 3:
3. Where did Henry work before? How much money did he have now? 4. what did Henry want the two brothers to offer him? 1. What’s in the letter and can he open it at once? 2. Why did they chose Henry? fast-reading Task 4:
1. What’s in the letter and can he open it at once? There is money in it. He can’t open it until two o’clock.
2. Why did they chose Henry? Because Henry is hard-working and poor.
3. Where did Henry work before? How much money did he have now? He worked for a mining company before and he had no money at all. 4. what did Henry want the two brothers to offer him? a job.
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. At lastHenry arrived in _______ by working on the ship as an unpaid hand. sailing carried spotted London/England Henry’s experience Task 5 :
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
A. Henry walked in London streets. B. About a month ago, Henry Adams was sailing out of the bay. C. The next morning he was spotted by a ship. D. Towards nightfall he found himself carried out to sea by a strong wind. E. On the ship he earned his passage by working as an unpaid hand. B Put the following events in correct order: D C E A Task 6:
F (fact) or O (Opinion) 1).Henry wants to find a job in London.( ) 2).Henry is given an letter by the two brothers. ( ) 3).Henry is an unlucky young man. ( ) 4).Henry is not a proud man. ( ) 5).Henry is foolish to go and meet the two brothers. ( ) F F O O O Task 7:
What characteristics of Henry do following sentences best describe? 1. It is my first trip here. 2. Well, to be honest, I have none. (no money) 3. Well, I can’t say that I have any plans. 4. I don’t want your charity. I just want an honest job. honesthard-working direct Task 8:
1. I earned my passage by working as an unpaid hand. 2. Could you offer me some kind of work here? 3. I don’t want your charity, I just want an honest job. hard-workinghonest direct
Find an adjective in the list to complete each sentence. Each word is used only once. 1.Both brothers probably felt that Henry was a ______ young man. 2.Henry was not _________ about what would happen to him when he left the brothers. 3.Henry must have felt _______ when he saw how far he had travelled out to sea. 4.Henry was not _______ to accept money from the brothers. 5.Henry felt _______ when he saw the food on the brothers’ table. clever confident glad foolish jealous Task 9:
Henry was an_________. One day he had an accident in a_____. Luckily he was survived by a ship for_______. He arrived in London by earning his passage without pay. He was _____in the street in_____( 衣衫褴褛 ). To his surprise an ________ thing happened. Two rich brothers gave him a million pound bank-note because they had made a_____. incredible American London bay rags lost bet Retell the story by filling the following passage. Summary: Task 10:
1.What do you think Henry do first with the money given? 2.If you were in a new city without money, friends and relatives, what would you do to survive. discussion and homework