10Follow Your DreamOne day in a high school, a senior named Monty Roberts was asked to write a paper about what he wanted to be and do when he grew up.Monty Roberts was the son of a horse trainer. He loved horses. That night he wrote a seven-page paper describing his goal of someday owning a large horse ranch. He wrote about his dream in great detail and he even drew a picture of a 200-acre ranch.
11Follow Your DreamHe put a great deal of his heart into the dream and the next day he handed the paper in to his teacher. Two days later he received his paper back. He got a large red F for his paper.He went to ask the teacher why. The teacher said, “The dream is impossible for you. You have no money. Owning a horse ranch needs a lot of money. You have to buy the land, the house, and the machines for your ranch. There’s no way you could ever do it.” then the teacher added, “if you will write this paper again with a more realistic goal, I will reconsider your grade.”
12Follow Your DreamThe boy went home and thought about it long and hard. He asked his father what he should do. His father said, “Look, son, you have to make up your own mind on this. However, I think it is a very important decision for you.”Finally after sitting with it for a week, the boy turned in the same paper, making no changes at all. He said to the teacher, “You can keep the F and I’ll keep my dream. I will follow my heart, no matter what happens.”Now Years have passed. This young man’s dream has finally come true. He is the owner of a large horse ranch.
13No matter what others say，you should have your own opinion. No matter what（happens）， follow your heart and don’t let anyone steal your dreams.
14Dream is like the lighthouse, lighting up the way before us Dream is like the lighthouse, lighting up the way before us. Dream is the way to the future, where there is a dream, there is a hope ...
15The Shadowland of Dreams Text AThe Shadowland of Dreams
17Quiz Champion hallenge your knowledge C — Here is a competition among groups based on the understanding of the text. The group who gets the most points will be the champion group!
18I. Required QuestionsIn this round, every group should choose one letter and answer the question the letter carries.Each question is worth 10 points.Press to come back to this page.Press to go to Bonus Questions.
19Answer:He always encourages them, yet he also makes it very clear that there is a difference between wanting to become a writer and wanting to write.What’s the writer’s dream?How does Alex Haley respond to those who come to him for advice?
20What does Alex Haley think of writing as a profession? Answer:According to Alex Haley, writing is a lonely, stressful, and poorly paid job. And even those who do eventually succeed often endured long periods of neglect and poverty earlier in their career.
211.What did Alex Haley do before he became a freelance writer? 2.Where did he settle down after he retired from the Coast Guard?Answer:He was a Coast Guard.He settled down in a storage room of an apartment in Greenwich Village and started his career as freelance writer.
22Why did Alex Haley stick to writing when he could hardly make enough to eat? Answer:Because he didn’t want to give up his dream and he didn’t want to be a person who, even at his death, would still be bothered with the question “What would have happened if I had tried”?
23What was the author’s reaction towards hardships? Answer:He was determined to keep putting his dream to the test--- even though it meant living with uncertainty and fear of failure.
24Why did the author reject his friend’s job offer in the end? Answer:Because he remembered his purpose, his dream of being a full-time writer. So he soon calmed down and told himself to stick it out and write.
25Why does Alex Haley mention George more than once in the text? Answer:Because it was George who had helped him settle down in New York and it was also through George that he had met other struggling artists.
26What did the author learn from people like Delaney and Belafonte? Answer:He learnt that one had to make sacrifices and live creatively to keep working at one’s dream. And he began to understand what it was like to live in the Shadowland.
27What does “the Shadowland of hope” really means? Answer:“The Shadowland of hope” is a state of poverty, neglect, and fear of failure that anyone who dreams to accomplish great things will experience and should learn to endure before he or she succeeds.
28What special meaning do the things in the brown paper bag have for the author? Answer:They are reminders of his struggle in the past. And they are part of his roots which will always encourage him to go ahead. He can never forget those things in the paper bag.
29II. Bonus QuestionsIn this round, there’re 5 questions, each of which is worth 20 points. The group which first answers the question correctlywill take the 20 points.
30Which expression is a slangy expression in Text A, what’s the meaning? Answer:He had once lent me a few bucks and liked to egg me about it. (Para.5)Meaning “to annoyingly remind sb. of sth.”
31Look at the following picture and guess who they are. Answer: SirenGreek Mythology： a group of sea mermaids who by their sweet singing lured seamen to destruction on the rocks surrounding their island.
32What were Alex Haley’s articles mainly about? Answer:His articles were mainly about civil rights, black Americans and Africa. He shifted his topic to trace his family history and slavery in America.
33Because he became very busy. Why did the author experience “a confusing and exciting time” after he became famous?Because he became very busy.Because he didn't know how to use money.With fame came more responsibilities.Because he didn't want to be famous person.
34According to the author, what is the lesson anyone with a dream should learn? ! If one wants to be successful, one must “live in the shadowland” first, and it takes courage and persistence to stay the course.
35Hey! Which group is the champion group? Congratulations!
43The definition of success Success is a state of mind. It’s definitely about achievement, but exactly what needs to be achieved in order to feel successful varies with each individual.Success is achieving something you have set out to do.Success can, and should, be found everywhere: at home, at work, at play, at school, and in personal relationships.43
45Confidence in yourself is the first step on the road to success. A friend in need is a friend indeed.The writer had to make sacrifices and live creatively to keep working at his dream.Only one reminds me of the courage and persistence it takes to stay the course in the Shadowland.
54Do you think you have made any true friends who would help you when you are in trouble? Have you learnt something from our friends? What’s that?Have you ever experienced a moment when you feel doubtful about the decision you’ve made?What sacrifices you might have to make at college in order to pursue your dream?
55Peerless Doctor, actor, lawyer or a singer Why not president, be a _________You can be ____________________Police man, fire fighter or a post manWhy not something like your old manDriver, actor, lawyer or a singerWhy not president, be a _______I know that we all got one thingThat we all _______________
56We got that one ________ we live for You never know what life could ______Coz nothing last _______Just hold on to the team you _________I know you could reach the top_________ that you wont stopBe the one that you wanna beNow sing this with meDoctor, actor, lawyer or a singerWhy not president, be a _________You can be _____________________
57Police man, fire fighter or a post man Why not something like your old manYou can be _____________________we may_____________________But it doesn’t really matterWe all _________ in the steam of this lifeFocus on every little thingThat's what does really matterLuxury cars and blingThat's not __________You could reach the top
58____________ that you wont stop Be the one that you wanna beNow sing this with meDoctor, actor, lawyer or a singerWhy not president, be a _________You can be_____________________Police man, fire fighter or a post manWhy not something like your old manYou can be ____________________Last year I used to dream about this dayNow I’m here I’m ________for you
59I hope I could ______ you Coz I've got all the love,Coz I've got all love for youDoctor, actor, lawyer or a singerWhy not president, be a ________You can be ___________________Police man, fire fighter or a post manWhy not something like your old manYou can be _________________Why not president, be a dreamerYou can be __________________
60Police man, fire fighter or a post man Why not something like your old manYou can be ____________________Doctor, actor, lawyer or a singerWhy not president, be a__________You can be_____________________You can be______________________
61Peerless Doctor, actor, lawyer or a singer Why not president, be a _________You can be ______________________Police man, fire fighter or a post manWhy not something like your old manDriver, actor, lawyer or a singerWhy not president, be a ________I know that we all got one thingThat we all _______________dreamerjust the one you wanna bejust the one you wanna beshare together
62just the one you wanna be We got that one ___________we live forYou never know what life could ______Coz nothing last ________Just hold on to the team you _________I know you could reach the top_________ that you wont stopBe the one that you wanna beNow sing this with meDoctor, actor, lawyer or a singerWhy not president, be a _________You can be ______________________nice dreambringfor everplay forMake suredreamerjust the one you wanna be
63Police man, fire fighter or a post man Why not something like your old manYou can _______________________I know we may _______________________But it doesn’t really matterWe all _________ in the steam of this lifeFocus on every little thingThat's what does really matterLuxury cars and blingThat's not __________You could reach the topjust the one you wanna behave different ways to thinkcaught upreal life
64_________ that you wont stop Be the one that you wanna be Make sure_________ that you wont stopBe the one that you wanna beNow sing this with meDoctor, actor, lawyer or a singerWhy not president, be a _________You can be _______________________Police man, fire fighter or a post manWhy not something like your old manLast year I used to dream about this dayNow I’m here I’m ________for youdreamerjust the one you wanna bejust the one you wanna besinging
65I hope I could ________ you Coz I've got all the love, Coz I've got all love for youDoctor, actor, lawyer or a singerWhy not president, be a ________You can be ______________________Police man, fire fighter or a post manWhy not something like your old manWhy not president, be a dreamerinspiredreamerjust the one you wanna bejust the one you wanna bejust the one you wanna be
66Police man, fire fighter or a post man Why not something like your old manYou can be ______________________Doctor, actor, lawyer or a singerWhy not president, be a__________You can be _______________________just the one you wanna bedreamerjust the one you wanna bejust the one you wanna be
681. Alex Haley Time Event 1921 He was born in Ithaca, New York. He entered the U.S. Coast Guard and began his writing career.1939He resigned from the military and became a full-time writer.1959He published his first major book The Autobiography of Malcolm X.1965
69He published the complete version of . 1976 Roots TimeEventHe published the complete version of1976RootsRoots won the National Book Award and a special.1977Pulitzer Prize1992He died in Seattle.
74关于这个课题已经写了许多书 many a: (formal) a large number of people or things Many a strong man has weakened before such a challenge.Many a famous pop star has been ruined by drugs.关于这个课题已经写了许多书Many a book has been written on the subject.
76Part TwoThe author tells about his _________ to stick to his dream of _______ and_______________.MainIdeastrugglewritinghis final success
77After leaving a 20-year career in the Coast Guard Author’s experienceAfter leaving a 20-year career in the Coast GuardAfter a year or soOne dayBecame a freelance writerHe still hadn’t received a break and began to doubt himself.He got a call that changed his life, realizing he was going to stick out his dream and write.
78As he learned from other struggling artists Author’s experienceAs he learned from other struggling artistsHe a contract from Reader’s DigestHe enjoyed fame and success with the publication of RootsGradually he began to sell his articlesOne day at lunchIn 1970
79genuine: adj. 1) sth. genuine is really what it seems to be a genuine pearlThe strap is made of genuine leather.2) sb. who is genuine is honest and friendly and you feel you can trust himShe seems genuine, but can I trust her?
80break n.have/take a breakThere was a small break at the corner of the frame.a prison breakfinally got the big break in life
81put … to the test:force sb. / sth. into a difficult situation in order to discover what the limits of their strength, skills, etc. areThe couple’s love was put to the test when the husband was crippled in a car accident.你应该让这些方法接受时间的考验。You should put these methods to the test of time.
82well: v.if a liquid wells or wells up, it comes to the surface of sth. and starts to flow out; if a feeling wells or wells up in you, you start to feel it stronglyI felt tears well up in my eyes.Anger welled up within me.
83come up with: find or produce (an answer, a solution, etc.) 举例 1他想出一个推广产品的好方法。He came up with a good idea for the product promotion.技巧自测举例 2Back我希望你能想出一个比这个更好的方案来。I hope you can come up with a better plan than this one.随 笔
84据传闻,国防部长不久就要辞职。 rumor: n. information or a story that is passed from one person to another and which may or may not be trueI heard a rumor that he was leaving.Pattern:Rumor has it that …Rumor has it that he's seriously ill.据传闻,国防部长不久就要辞职。Rumor has it that the defense minister will soon resign.
85What you say is true in a sense. Can you make sense of this poem?It would make sense to leave early.He talked a great deal of sense.She hasn't an ounce of common sense.
87The author owes his success to his_______ and___________ in pursuing his dream of writing.Part ThreecourageMainIdeapersistence
88arrive or go somewhere in large numbers flood in:arrive or go somewhere in large numbersApplications flood in from all over the country.After he won the gold medal, letters flood in from all over the world.
89be (hard) pressed to do: find it hard/difficult to do e.g. I like this novel very much, but I am always hard pressed to say the reason.
90(informal) finish sth. in spite of difficulties stay the course:(informal) finish sth. in spite of difficulties虽然他很累，他还是坚持跑完了全程。Although he was very tired, he stayed the course and finished the race.She always stays the course and never gives up in spite of the difficulties and risks she has encountered.
91stand a chance of1. 有……的希望2. 在多数情况下in most cases3. 满足某人心中的渴望reward one’s longing4. 长期无人问津long periods of neglectwhat if5. 假如tempt sb. to do sth.6. 诱使某人做某事pay off debts7. 还清债务on the side8. 作为兼职well up9. 上涌；涌出come up with10. 提出，拿出；想出（计划、答复等）jam … into …11. 把……塞进
9212. 开一家生意清淡的餐馆run a struggling restaurantrole model13. 楷模make sacrifices14. 作出牺牲absorb the lesson15. 品味教训16. 公民权利civil rights17. 保守秘密keep to oneself18. 把……上溯到……trace … to …19. 收拾行李pack up20. 在某种意义上；在一定程度上in a / one sensecome across21. 遇见，碰上；发现flood in22. （大量地）涌来23. 处境艰难，做某事有困难be (hard) pressed to do sth.24. 坚持到底stay the course
931. 幸运之神会眷顾一些作家，但数以千计的人心中的渴望永远无法满足。 For every writer kissed by fortune, there are thousands more whose longing is never rewarded.2. 从内心深处，一个固执的决定涌上心头。From deep inside a bull-headed resolution welled up.3. 这就是你的全部家当了。我觉得前所未有的沮丧。There’s everything you’ve made of yourself so far. I’m not sure I ever felt so low.4. 第一次我有了钱，机会之门处处为我敞开。
94For the first time I had money and open doors everywhere. 5. 突然，往事潮涌而来。Suddenly the past came flooding in like a tide.6. 要是问我，哪一个对我意义最大，我会感到很难回答。I’d be hard pressed to say which means the most to me.7. 但只有一样东西会提醒我，在梦想的阴影里坚持自己的方向需要怎样的勇气和毅力。But only one reminds me of the courage and persistence it takes to stay the course in the Shadowland.
95某人特别喜欢/欣赏出自······ 的一句话：“ ······ ”。某人认为世间事物皆如此。 Back句型提炼There is a quotation from… that sb. especially likes / appreciates: “…” sb. believes / thinks everything does (the same goes for…).某人特别喜欢/欣赏出自······ 的一句话：“ ······ ”。某人认为世间事物皆如此。（划线部分可替换）上一页下一页
96应用：我特别欣赏威廉 • 赫士列特的话： “人生就是不断地争取做不同于现在的我, 从事办不到的事。” 我觉得这同样适用于我们的校园生活。 Back应用：我特别欣赏威廉 • 赫士列特的话： “人生就是不断地争取做不同于现在的我, 从事办不到的事。” 我觉得这同样适用于我们的校园生活。There is a quotation from William Hazlitt that I especially appreciate: “Life is continued struggle to be what we are not and to do what we cannot.” I believe the same goes for our campus life.上一页
97对某人而言，某事/做某事是/意味着 ······ 然而对于另一人，做其它事比做某事更重要。 句型提炼For sb., sth. / doing sth. is / means ... Yet for sb. else , it is more important to do sth. else than it is to do sth.对某人而言，某事/做某事是/意味着 ······ 然而对于另一人，做其它事比做某事更重要。上一页下一页
98应用：对于多数大学生来说，大学生活意味着获取专业知识与技能。而对少数大学生而言，寻求快乐比寻求知识更重要。 For the majority of students, the college life means acquiring special knowledge and skills. Yet for the minority, it is more important to seek pleasures than it is to seek knowledge.
99Back句型提炼Sth. , as sb. says (expects / estimates), is not always so easy ( encouraging / pleasing /… ). Even those who…have difficulty (trouble) doing sth..正如某人所说那样，某事不总是······ 甚至那些······也很难做某事。上一页下一页
100应用：正如一些专家预测的那样，今年的就业市场不容乐观。甚至许多拥有硕士学位的大学毕业生也很难找到满意的工作。 Back应用：正如一些专家预测的那样，今年的就业市场不容乐观。甚至许多拥有硕士学位的大学毕业生也很难找到满意的工作。The job market, as some experts predict, is not so hopeful this year. Even many college graduates who hold the master degree have much trouble in finding their satisfactory jobs.
102reward:Is this how you reward me for my help?The team have worked hard and their efforts have been rewarded with success.award:He was awarded a medal for his bravery.
103n.He received a medal in reward for his bravery.A $1000 reward has been offered for the return of the stolen painting.rewarding adj.a rewarding trip/ experience
1041) chances of future success prospect: n.1) chances of future successThe manager held out bright prospects to me if I accepted the position.2) the possibility that sth. will happenI see little prospect of his recovery.Is there any prospect of your visiting us soon?
1051) (formal) knowledge or experience of a particular subject acquaintance: n.1) (formal) knowledge or experience of a particular subjectHe has some acquaintance with German, but does not speak it fluently.2) sb. you know, but who is not a close friendHe has a wide circle of acquaintances.
106acquaint: cause to know personally 我已经了解了他们的风俗 I’ve acquainted their customer.I’ve acquainted myself with their customer.I’ve been acquainted with their customer.F
1081. How did the author get to know about the school for colored people in Virginia? He overheard two miners talking about it while working in the coal-mine.
1092. Why did the author resolve to go to the school? Because he heard that the school was established for colored people and opportunities were provided to poor but worthy students to work our all or a part of the cost of board and learn some trade or industry at the same time.
1103. What kind of situation was he in when he reached the city of Richmond late one night? He was tired, hungry and dirty. And he was completely out of money. He had not a single acquaintance in the city, and, being unused to city ways, he didn’t know where to go.
1114. How did he spend his first night in Richmond? He walked the streets till he became too exhausted to walk any longer. Then he found an elevated sidewalk and lay under it for the night upon the ground.
1125. How did he earn some money for his breakfast the next morning? He helped unloading a cargo of pig iron from a large ship.6. Why didn’t the head teacher admit the author to the institution at first?because of being so long without proper food, a bath and change of cloth, he didn’t make a very favorable impression upon her.
1137. How did the author get a chance to prove his worthiness to the head teacher? The head teacher asked him to sweep the adjoining classroom and he did an excellent job, which proved his worthiness as a student in the institute.