Audio-Visual English Course (2008-2009 1st Semester) Unit 1 Hit the Books 3 rd Class
Section 1 What’s the Story Activity 1 Listen to the story and take notes in the space provided below. Do not try to write down every word! Only write down important points.
Section 1 What’s the Story Activity 2 Listen to the story again and answer the following questions with the help of your notes. 1. What did the speaking do over the Christmas holiday? 2. When did the play take place? 3. How many people were in the play and who were they? 4. What did the man want and why couldn’t he have it? 5. Where did the angel talk to the artist? 6. Why did the artist give the man the sculpture? 7. Why was the sculpture special to the man? 8. What did the speaker teach the speaker?
Section 1 What’s the Story and Idioms Activity 3 With your partner, take turns retelling the story. Use your notes from Activity 1 and the answers to the questions in Activity 2. Words and expressions for reference sculpture angel touched fall in love with surprise sb It’s better to give than receive.
Section 1 What’s the Story (Script for Reference) I went to church over the Christmas holiday and saw a Christmas play that meant a lot to me. The play is about an artist who made a sculpture at Christmas. A man came to the shop and fell in love with the sculpture but he was very poor and did not have the money to buy it. The man sadly left the artist’s shop.
Section 1 What’s the Story (Script for Reference) That night an angel came to the artist’s in a dream. The angel told the artist that it is better to give than to receive something. The next day, the artist asked around the neighbor and found out who the man was. He called the man and asked him to come back to the shop. When the man got there, he told the artist again that he couldn’t pay for the sculpture. The artist then surprised him by giving him the sculpture. The man was so touched that he became to cry. You see, the sculpture reminded the man of his wife, who had died the year before on Christmas day.
Section 3 What’s the Story (Script) Everyone was happy. The man was happy to have the sculpture and the artist was happy to give the man so much joy. I enjoyed the play because it taught me that Christmas is more about giving than getting something. As a famous saying goes, it is more blessed to give than to receive. And this play taught me the meaning of that.
Section 1 Idioms to ace a test: to make an excellent grade easy as falling off a log piece of cake: very easy to do to flunk: to fail a test or course My parents will be angry if I flunk the class and happy if I ace it. Reading that novel is a piece of cake. Falling asleep in the class is as easy as falling off a log.
Section 2 A Film Clipping Activity 1 Watch the visual program for the overall meaning. 1. What do you know about elephants? 2. What puzzles people about elephants?
Section 2 A Film Clipping Elephant Rage 发怒的大象 Script for reference Elephants are gigantic and usually docile (mild) herbivores, but authorities say that wild elephant attacks are increasing. Why? We know elephants are highly intelligent. They form complex societies and have rich emotional lives. But something is going terribly wrong with these remarkable creatures. These giants are exercising their power in terrifying ways.
Section 2 A Film Clipping Why was this man attacked and killed? Why was this 10-year-old girl ambushed (surprising attack 埋伏突击 ) and trampled 践踏 ? And why was this elephant caretaker thrashed 摔打 and beaten to death? It's estimated ten people die every week from elephant attacks. Willy Tyson of the Pittsburgh Zoo is known as the elephant whisperer 传播者. He's searching for answers to the crisis.
Section 2 A Film Clipping Tyson is considered one of the world's most skilled elephant care specialists. But the "elephant whisperer" says there's a big difference between connecting with elephants and controlling them. "You have to be totally focused on these animals. They can turn on a person and be very very aggressive." Tyson knows all too well the dangers posed by elephant rage.
Section 2 A Film Clipping Honolulu, Hawaii. Willy Tyson‘s close friend and mentor 导师, Allen Campbell, is a veteran 有经验 的 elephant trainer. But on this day, no amount of skill can save his life. A female elephant named Tyke is going for cirque. No one knows what triggered 引发 her behavior. Allen tries restraining 控制 the four-ton animal before she kills a grooms keeper. But the elephant turns on Allen. She’s lost in an unexplained frenzy 狂乱, rolling down Allen and crushing his body under 8,000 pounds of force. Tyson is devastated to learn of his friend's death.
Section 2 A Film Clipping "It actually took me a very long time before I actually was even able to view the video because Allen and I were very close. I debated getting out of elephants altogether." But Tyson didn‘t quit. And the mystery of what prompted 促使 Tyke to kill is now prompting Tyson to search for answers.
Section 3 Quiz Activity 1 Listen to the three sections of Quiz 1 and finish the corresponding tasks. Words and expressions Section 1 King Kong 金刚 on top of everything else ace the finals (make an excellent grade) elementary school busily occupied fortunate change for a new career Section 2 the conversation will inevitably dry up leaving an uncomfortable silence or the teacher doing most of the talking let’s hit the book and get down to business a particularly fertile conversation topic presents itself during the course of the text-based study, go for it. scared Section 3 boarding 寄膳宿
Section 3 Quiz Keys for reference 1. B 2. A 3. A 4. B 5. C 6. A 7. B 8. B 9. C 10. A 11. charges 12. Often they are boarding schools 13. a government-run school 14. Many of the independent schools in the UK do not refer to themselves as public schools 15. traditions of public schools 16. the term “public” historically refers to the fact that the school was open to the paying public 17. afford
Reviewing Unit 1 Dictation Cltr Kltch 1. tuition 2. academic 3. rewarding 4. profession 5. elementary school 6. be occupied 7. prepare materials 8. Christian school 9. 45 minutes in length 10. make learning more enjoyable
Reviewing Sound Discrimination t vs th He tore his trousers and lost two buttons. Tell Thomas to take a turn at table-tennis. Too many teenagers tend to waste their time watching television. Do you think this method is mathematically right? This thrush has three thousand three hundred and thirty-three feathers. He left his father and mother and wandered abroad with his brother Arthur. I thanked the youth for his sympathy and then set forth my journey north.