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Unit 3 The Snake Bite Part I Listening and Speaking ActivitiesListening and Speaking Activities Part II Reading Comprehension and Language ActivitiesReading Comprehension and Language Activities Part III Extended ActivitiesExtended Activities
Part II Reading Comprehension and Language Activities Pre-reading Tasks Pre-reading Tasks Notes Notes Translation Translation Comprehension work Comprehension work Language work (A, B, C)ABC
Part II Reading Comprehension and Language Activities Pre-reading Tasks Have you heard of the rattlesnake? Do you know how it gets its name? What precautions should you take in a place where snakes are common? Once you are bitten by a poisonous snake, what should be done as a first-aid? Text
In the West Bottom we raised watermelons and muskmelons for the market, but the house melon-and-garden patch was back of the barn on the edge of the cane field. One day I took a corn knife from the tool shed and went out to get me a watermelon for my own use. I was forbidden to carry a corn knife, which had a blade longer than my arm. But it was the best thing there was for cutting a melon. One swipe and your melon was in two.raisedforbidden swipe I was going along thumping melons for a ripe one when all at once my foot seemed to come down on something like a needle. I thought I had stepped into a mess of sandburs.all at once The Snake Bite Turn to p.34, and listen to the text.
But when I looked, there was a rattler. I knew all about rattlers never being supposed to strike without warning. And I knew the sound of a rattler as well as I knew the notes of a quail. It was figured later that maybe this one didn’t have time to rattle. I must have stepped right into his mouth. I lit out for the house, yelling. I was sure I was going to die. That was all I could think of.strikefigured Mamma whipped off her apron and tied the strings around my leg above the knee. She made me lie on the sofa in the front room and put Martha to watch me. There was not a man on the place or a horse in the lot. The nearest habitation was Mr. Howell’s, but he had no horse. The next nearest was Jim Anderson’s, exactly half a mile away by the shortcut through a field. The Snake Bite
Mamma made for the Andersons. One of the Anderson boys jumped on a horse and started for town. A son of Clark who worked for the Andersons, drove Mamma home. When she got there, she found that Martha had taken off the apron strings because I had cried that they were too tight. Mamma put them back, yanking them so tight that I screamed.made for Then mamma went to the porch to watch the road from town. Following the line between the Anderson and the Howell claim, the road ran along the crest of a rise so that you got the silhouette of anything that passed over it. I could always pick out our buggy and Tom, especially with papa driving. Anxious to get his nose in the manger, Tom would break into a gallop if you would let him and papa always did.
The Snake Bite Herb Anderson’s instructions had been first to find Papa. If he couldn’t do that right away, to find Dr. McKenzie. If he couldn’t find him, to find Dr. Field or some other doctor. Mamma was watching to see whose rig would show up. Every now and then she would come inside and try to get me to stop yelling. At length she said “It’s your father.
raise to breed animals or grow crops e.g. They raise chickens on this farm. 他们在这个农场养鸡。 to look after a child until it is an adult e.g. They raised six children. 他们养育了六个孩子。
forbid: to tell someone that they are not allowed to do something, or that something is not allowed forbid sb. from doing sth. forbid sb. to do sth. forbid sth. e.g. In some countries, women are forbidden from going out without a veil. 在有些国家女士不带头巾不准出门。 He forbade her daughter to tell a lie. 他不准女儿撒谎。 Parking forbidden ! 禁止停车 ! Cameras are forbidden! 禁止拍照 The law forbids the use of poison gas in the war. 法律规定禁止在战争中使用毒气
swipe: a) n. hard hit; b) v. to hit or to try to hit someone or something by swinging your arm or an object very quickly e.g. She took a swipe at the volleyball. 她挥臂重击排球。 He swiped at the dog with his stick, but missed. 他挥起手杖向狗打去，但未打中 。
all at once: suddenly e.g. All at once, I heard a noise. 我突然听到喧闹声。
strike: to attack someone, especially suddenly (struck; struck, stricken) e.g. The killer might strike again. 凶手可能会再次袭击
figure: reckon, estimate, conclude, think, believe e.g. I’ve never been able to figure him out. 我从来捉摸不透他 I figure out the manger will be back soon 我估计经理很快会回来。
make for: to go in the direction of a particular place; head for e.g. When the movie was over, the audience made for the exists. 电影一结束。人们都走向出口。 I think it's time we made for home. 我想是时候我们该回家啦。
Comprehension work (Questions for discussion ) 1.What happened to the boy when he went out to the house vegetable patch? 2.Why did the boy fail to hear the snake rattle? 3.How did the boy’s mother treat his wound? 4.What did his mother do when she found that Martha had taken off the strings?
Comprehension work (Questions for discussion ) 5.Who should Herb Anderson look for first? Who else should he look for next? 6.Why did his mother go to the porch? Who showed up at last?
Language work (A, p. 36) 1.all at once, screamed 2.figured, by the shortcut 3.seems, on the edge of 4.lot, back of 5.habitation 6.forbidden, raise 7.At length, showed up
Language work (B, p.36) 1.When it was disturbed, the deer broke into a gallop and disappeared into the forest. 2.All the passengers ran out to look for a safe place when the fire broke out in the waiting hall. 3.Tommy promised to come over, but he has not shown up yet. 4.The light was on in the office for the whole night. Somebody must have forgotten to turn it off.
Language work (B, p.36) 5.The escaped prisoner hoped that no one could pick him out in the crowd. 6.When the movie was over, the audience made for the exits. 7.The wolves approached the sheep ready to strike. 8.After a short rest, the army climbed over the crest of the mountain.
Language work (C, p.23) 1.a. they lived in a cottage on the edge of the moors. b. the beautiful villa stands on the edge of orchard. c. we saw an old pine tree on the edge of the cliff.
Language work (C, p.23) 2.a. He went out to buy an electric shaver for his own use. b. We brought the camera with us for our own use. c. The mayor of the city had a villa built for his own use.
Language work (C, p.9) 3.a. The nearest dinning-hall is only twenty meters away by the shortcut through the playground. b. The nearest hospital is the No 1. Hospital, about 200 meters away via the shortcut through the park. c. It takes you only five minutes to go to the nearest cinema using the shortcut.
Language work (C, p.23) 4.a. The little dog jumps up every now and then in front of me while I am tasting the delicious chicken. b. Every now and then a robber looked out of the windows furtively while his partners were busy putting the jewelry into their big bags. c. Every now and then the students would doze off in the lecture.
Language work (C, p.23) 5.a. At length the girl found the key to the lab. b. At length we finished our entrance examination to the university and began our happy vacation in Europe. c. At length the family decided to say goodbye to the old refrigerator and buy a new one.
Part III Extended Activities Dictation Dictation Read more Read more Grammar work Grammar work Word formation Word formation Vocabulary work Vocabulary work Translation Translation
Dictation Script of the Dictation A pet is an animal tamed and kept as a favorite and treated with love. The range of animals kept by people as pets today is very wide. For example, rabbits, mice, goldfish, pigeons, horses, pigs, or even snakes are kept as pets by different people. However, dogs and cats are still the most popular pets, and about half the households in Britain own one or the other. The importance of pets in British life is reflected in many ways. In the past, landowners liked to be portrayed with their dogs and horses and many such pictures can be seen in art. In many families, pets are regarded as family members. That’s why British people often say “Love me, love my dog.”
Read more The subtitles 1.c 2. b 3.e 4.a 5.d 6.f 7.q 8. h True/False/Not Mentioned Answers: F, F, NM, NM, T, F, T, F
Grammar work 1.Original: The mother forbade her children eating sweets because she didn’t want their teeth to be ruined. Correct: The mother forbade her children (to eat) sweets because she didn’t want their teeth to be ruined. 2.Original: The manager managed to solve the problem, but at length, he failed. Correct: The manager tired to solve the problem, but at length, he failed. Or: The manager managed to solve the problem. 3.Original: Richard and Janet decided amuse themselves by playing computer games. Correct: Richard and Janet decided to amuse themselves by playing computer games.
Grammar work 4.Original: The teacher found some students to lose interest in literature. Correct: The teacher found some students losing interest in literature. Or: The teacher found that some students lost interest in literature. 5.Original: In some countries, war forces people leave their native places. Correct: In some countries war forces people to leave their native places. 6.Original: The little boy made the dog to obey his order. Correct: The little boy made the dog obey his order.
Grammar work 7.Original: The police watched two burglars to break into a house. Correct: The police watched two burglars break/breaking into a house. 8.Original: Mr. Jackson persuaded his son to stay on the farm, but the boy didn’t listen to him. Correct: Mr. Jackson tried to persuade his son to stay on the farm, but the boy didn’t listen to him. Or: Mr. Jackson persuaded his son to stay on the farm. (He succeeded.) 9.Original: The manager let the secretary to mail the letter. Correct: The manager let the secretary mail the letter.
Vocabulary work (The milestones of life) dog cat duck pig hen wolf horse cow Cries of animals quack howl bark grunt mew moo neigh cackle
Translation 1.It started raining, so she made for the nearest shelter. 2.She picked out a cap to match her dress. 3.I waited for an hour, but he didn’t show up. 4.They figured it was better to stay where they were. 5.The earthquake that struck the little island caused 23 deaths. 6.He returned home at length after being away from the village for 20 years. 7.She managed to hold on to her job while many of her colleagues lost theirs.