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中国地质大学江城学院精品课程 Unit Eight The Story of an Hour. Book Four 中国地质大学江城学院精品课程 Unit three Knowledge and Knowledge Transfer Exercises Text A Listen and respond.

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1 中国地质大学江城学院精品课程 Unit Eight The Story of an Hour

2 Book Four 中国地质大学江城学院精品课程 Unit three Knowledge and Knowledge Transfer Exercises Text A Listen and respond Warm-up Learning objectives

3 Book Four 中国地质大学江城学院精品课程 Learning objectives  A. Grasp the main idea and structure of the text.  B. Master the key language points and grammatical structure in the text.  C. Conduct a series of reading, listening, speaking and writing activities related to the theme of the unit

4 Book Four 中国地质大学江城学院精品课程 1. Teaching Aims and Requirements  A. Grasp the main idea and structure of the text.  B. Master the key language points and grammatical structure in the text.  C. Conduct a series of reading, listening, speaking and writing activities related to the theme of the unit.

5 Book Four 中国地质大学江城学院精品课程 Warm-up Divide the students into two groups, every member of the group choose a character in this story, and others can be the director, photographer,etc. Play it, with their own words and understanding.

6 Book Four 中国地质大学江城学院精品课程 Listen and respond next 按钮不需要就删除, 这部分大家可以自己找 材料,简单一点的填空联系,四级真题,模拟 题都可以的, 书本上的原题都可以

7 Book Four 中国地质大学江城学院精品课程 Text A The Rainbow of Knowledge Background information Text organization Text analysis The rainbow of knowledge Summary

8 Book Four 中国地质大学江城学院精品课程 Background information About the Author — Kate Chopin ( ) U.S. writer  Born: February 8, 1850  Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States  Died: August 22, 1904 (aged 54)  Best known as: Novelist and short story writer

9 Book Four 中国地质大学江城学院精品课程  Feminism Feminism refers to the social movement that seeks equal rights for women. Widespread concern for women’s rights dates from the Enlightenment; its first important expression was Mary Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792). The 1848 Seneca Falls Convention, convened by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, and others, called for full legal equality with men, including full educational opportunity and equal compensation; thereafter the woman suffrage movement began to gather momentum. From America the movement spread to Europe. American women gained the right to vote by constitutional amendment in 1920, but their participation in the workplace remained limited, and prevailing notions tended to confine women to the home.

10 Book Four 中国地质大学江城学院精品课程 2. Text organization  Part 1 Para 1-8  Part 2 Para 9-17  Part 3 Para  Part 1  Mrs.Mallard was shocked at the news of her husband’s death. She locked herself in her room and lost in deep thoughts.  Part 2  Although feel heart-broken, Mrs.Mallard gradually realized that she was set free from the marriage. Compared with freedom, love, marriage, even her husband means nothing to her. She finally live for herself.  Part 3  Being thrilled at the prospect of her new life in front of her, Mrs. Mallard shocked at her the return of her husband, who escaped from the terrible accident. She died at the spot. The doctor claimed that she died of a heart disease-of great joy seeing her husband.

11 Book Four 中国地质大学江城学院精品课程 Text analysis  Knowing that Mrs Mallard was afflicted with a heart trouble, great care was taken to break to her as gently as possible the news of her husband’s death.afflicted  It was her sister Josephine who told her, in broken sentences, veiled hints that revealed in half concealing. Her husband’s friend Richards was there, too, near her. It was he who had been in the newspaper office when intelligence of the railroad disaster was received, with Brently Mallard’s name leading the list of “killed”. He had only taken the time to assure himself of its truth by a second telegram, and had hastened to prevent any less careful, less tender friend in bearing the sad message. It was her sister Josephine who told her, in broken sentences, veiled hints that revealed in half concealing. He had only taken the time to assure himself of its truth by a second telegram, and had hastened to prevent any less careful, less tender friend in bearing the sad message.

12 Book Four 中国地质大学江城学院精品课程  It was her sister Josephine who told her, in broken sentences, veiled hints that revealed in half concealing.veiled  Paraphrase:  Her sister Josephine told her indirectly, with some obscurity, the bad news of her husband’s accident.

13 Book Four 中国地质大学江城学院精品课程  afflicted with  受到 ··· 折磨  grievously affected , suffered especially by disease  The poor old man was afflicted with diabetes. 那可怜的老人受到糖尿病的折磨。

14 Book Four 中国地质大学江城学院精品课程  veil  n. 面纱, 面罩, 借口, 幕, 帐, 遮蔽物 vt. 戴面纱, 隐藏, 遮蔽, 掩饰 vi. 蒙上面纱  a garment that covers the head and face  to obscure, or conceal with or as if with a veil  The bride's face was covered in a white veil. 新娘的脸上蒙着白色的面纱。  He tried to veil his contempt at my ignorance. 他试图掩饰对我的无知的蔑视。

15 Book Four 中国地质大学江城学院精品课程  hastened  vt. 催促, 加速 vi. 赶紧, 赶快  act or move at high speed  The incident has hastened the disintegration of the club. 这一事件加速了该俱乐部的解体。  词义辨析 词义辨析  quicken , accelerate , hasten , hurry , rush , speed  这些动词均含 “ 加快,使加快 ” 之意。 quicken 普通用词,指增加速度、速率。 accelerate 着重指频率或速率运转加快。 hasten 指由于事的紧迫性或突然性而加速。 hurry 指赶紧或匆忙地做某事或催促别人做某事,隐含草 率或混乱意味。 rush 含义与 hurry 相近,但显得更仓促更慌乱。 speed 侧重实际的快速行动。 quicken accelerate hasten hurry rush speed

16 Book Four 中国地质大学江城学院精品课程  He had only taken the time to assure himself of its truth by a second telegram, and had hastened to prevent any less careful, less tender friend in bearing the sad message. hastened  What did Richards do on hearing the news of his friend’s death?  Richards confirmed the news and take no delay to call up Mrs.Mallard in order to prevent any caleless friend from telling her the bad news.

17 Book Four 中国地质大学江城学院精品课程  She did not hear the story as many women have heard the same, with a paralyzed inability to accept its significance. She wept at once, with sudden, wild abandonment, in her sister’s arms. When the storm of grief had spent itself, she went away to her room alone. She would have no one follow her.She did not hear the story as many women have heard the same, with a paralyzed inability to accept its significance. When the storm of grief had spent itself, she went away to her room alone.  There stood, facing the open window, a comfortable, roomy armchair. Into this she sank, pressed down by a physical exhaustion that haunted her body and seemed to reach into her soul.

18 Book Four 中国地质大学江城学院精品课程  She did not hear the story as many women have heard the same, with a paralyzed inability to accept its significance.  What her reaction to the diaster of her husband?  Mrs.Mallard, unlike others, just crying loudly, her respond was different. She wept suddenly and fiercely in her sister’s arms.

19 Book Four 中国地质大学江城学院精品课程  When the storm of grief had spent itself, she went away to her room alone.  Paraphrase :  She felt in a great grief at first, and gradually, she come to herself and awared the truthness of the death of her husband. And she went into her room alone.

20 Book Four 中国地质大学江城学院精品课程  She could see in the open square before her house the tops of trees that were all full of the new spring life. The delicious breath of rain was in the air. In the street below a peddler was crying his wares. The notes of a distant song reached her faintly, and countless birds were singing.She could see in the open square before her house the tops of trees that were all full of the new spring life. The delicious breath of rain was in the air. In the street below a peddler was crying his wares. The notes of a distant song reached her faintly, and countless birds were singing.  There were patches of blue sky showing here and there through the clouds that had met and piled one above the other in the west facing her window.

21 Book Four 中国地质大学江城学院精品课程  She could see in the open square before her house the tops of trees that were all full of the new spring life.······  What the author’s intention of the description of the scenary outside her window?  By vividly descript the scenary, the author want to convey the innerside thoughts of Mrs.Mallard, of how she pull herself out of deep sorrow.  The beautiful scenary of spring stands for the new propsect of her new life.

22 Book Four 中国地质大学江城学院精品课程  She sat with her head thrown back upon the cushion of the chair, quite motionless, except when a sob came up into her throat and shook her, as a child who has cried itself to sleep continues to sob in its dreams.sob  She was young, with a fair, calm face, whose lines betrayed repression and even a certain strength. But now there was a dull stare in her eyes, whose gaze was fixed on one of those patches of blue sky. It was not a glance of reflection, but rather indicated a suspension of intelligent thought.whose lines betrayed repression and even a certain strength. It was not a glance of reflection, but rather indicated a suspension of intelligent thought.

23 Book Four 中国地质大学江城学院精品课程  Sob  vi. 啜泣, 呜咽 vt. 哭诉, 哭得使 n. 啜泣, 呜咽  weep convulsively  He tried to restrain his sobs. 他竭力抑制哭泣声。  词义辨析  cry , weep , sob  这 3 个动词均有 “ 哭 ” 之意。 cry 普通用词。指因痛苦、悲哀或伤感等出声地哭。 weep 书面用词,指小哭或无声地哭,侧重流泪。 sob 指抽泣、呜咽。 cry weep sob

24 Book Four 中国地质大学江城学院精品课程  whose lines betrayed repression and even a certain strength.  Paraphrase  The wrinkles on her face revealed her pressures of a long time and an unbeaten power beneath it.

25 Book Four 中国地质大学江城学院精品课程  It was not a glance of reflection, but rather indicated a suspension of intelligent thought.  What implied in this sentence?  Mrs.Mallard does not let herself in a deep grief of losing her husband, instead, she start to feel being freed from the marriage, which confined her for a long time. She feel refreshed by the thought.

26 Book Four 中国地质大学江城学院精品课程  There was something coming to her and she was waiting for it, fearfully. What was it? She did not know; it was too subtle and vague to name. But she felt it, creeping out of the sky, reaching toward her through the sounds, the scents, the color that filled the air.something  Now her bosom rose and fell impulsively. She was beginning to recognize this thing that was approaching to possess her, and she was striving to beat it back with her will — as powerless as her two white slender hands would have been.striving

27 Book Four 中国地质大学江城学院精品课程  Something here refers to what?  It refers to Mrs.Mallard’s idea of renew herself. She looks forward her new life and no longer suffered the deep grief of her husband’s death.

28 Book Four 中国地质大学江城学院精品课程  Strive  vi. 努力, 奋斗, 斗争  attempt by employing effort or to exert much effort or energy  She strove for recognition as an artist. 她为获得艺术家的声誉而奋斗。  词义辨析 词义辨析  attempt , try , endeavour , strive  这些动词均含有 “ 试图,努力,力图 ” 之意。 attempt 较正式用词,侧重已经开始,且希望完成,但常隐含着不一 定有预期的结果。 try 普通用词,可与 attempt 换用,但强调努力或尝试,后跟不定式表 示努力或争取;后跟动名词表示尝试。 endeavour 正式用词,指尽最大努力、认真地克服困难去做某事。 strive 和 endeavour 一样,表示付出巨大努力,但 strive 侧重劳累与 紧张,而不强调努力的结果。 attempt try endeavour strive

29 Book Four 中国地质大学江城学院精品课程  When she abandoned herself a little whispered word escaped her slightly parted lips. She said it over and over under her breath: “free, free, free!” The vacant stare and the look of terror that had followed it went from her eyes. They stayed keen and bright. Her pulses beat fast, and the running blood warmed and relaxed every inch of her body.  She did not stop to ask if it were or were not a monstrous joy that held her. A clear and exalted perception enabled her to dismiss her husband’s death as trivial. monstrousexalted

30 Book Four 中国地质大学江城学院精品课程  Monstrous ['m ɔ nstrəs]  a. 巨大的, 畸形的, 怪异的, 可怕的  A monstrous tidal wave. 一股巨大的浪潮  Exalt  praise, glorify, or honor  He was exalted to the most eminent station. 他被提升到最显赫的地位。

31 Book Four 中国地质大学江城学院精品课程  She knew that she would weep again when she saw the kind, tender hands folded in death; the face that had never looked save with love upon her, fixed and gray and dead. But she saw beyond that bitter moment a long procession of years to come that would belong to her absolutely. And she opened and spread her arms out to them in welcome.  There would be no one to live for during those coming years; she would live for herself. There would be no powerful will bending hers in that blind persistence with which men and women believe they have a right to impose a private will upon a fellow-creature. A kind intention or a cruel intention made the act seem no less a crime as she looked upon it in that brief moment of illumination.

32 Book Four 中国地质大学江城学院精品课程  And yet she had loved him — sometimes. Often she had not. What did it matter! What could love, the unsolved mystery, count for in face of this possession of self-assertion which she suddenly recognized as the strongest impulse of her being!  “Free! Body and soul free!” she kept whispering.  Josephine was kneeling before the closed door with her lips to the keyhole, begging for admission. “ Louise, open the door! I beg, open the door — you will make yourself ill. What are you doing, Louise? For heaven’s sake open the door.”

33 Book Four 中国地质大学江城学院精品课程  “Go away. I am not making myself ill.” No, she was drinking in a very elixir of life through that open window.elixir  Her fancy was running riot along those days ahead of her. Spring days, and summer days, and all sorts of days that would be her own. She breathed a quick prayer that life might be long. It was only yesterday she had thought with a shudder that life might be long.  She arose at length and opened the door. There was a feverish triumph in her eyes, and she carried herself like a goddess of Victory. She clasped her sister’s waist, and together they descended the stairs. Richards stood waiting for them at the bottom.descended

34 Book Four 中国地质大学江城学院精品课程  Elixir  n. 炼金药, 不老长寿药, 万能药 ; 酏剂  a hypothetical substance that the alchemists believed to be capable of changing base metals into gold  Descend  vi. 下降 [(+from)], 传下, 遗传 ; 屈尊, 降格, 堕落  move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way  He is directly descended from royalty. 他是皇室的直系后裔。

35 Book Four 中国地质大学江城学院精品课程  Someone was opening the front door with a key. It was Brently Mallard who entered, a little travel- stained, carrying his briefcase and umbrella. He had been far from the scene of accident, and did not even know there had been one. He stood amazed at Josephine’s piercing cry; at Richards’ quick motion to screen him from the view of his wife.  But Richards was too late.  When the doctors came, they said she had died of heart disease — of joy that kills.

36 Book Four 中国地质大学江城学院精品课程  of joy that kills  Is it really the joy that kills Mrs.Mallard?  Actually no, it is the dramtic shock from seeing her husband’s return. She was intending to begin a new life of her own, and dragged herself out of the grief, and the next moment, she found her husband standing in front of her. She can not bear the change so dramatically and died of her heart disease soon.

37 Book Four 中国地质大学江城学院精品课程 5 summary of text A  Mrs.Mallard is a young and pretty woman but in poor health. She lives a comfortable life but her marriage is an unhappy one. She felt herself been set free from it when she heard the news of her husband ’ s death. She started to look forward her new prospect and felt renewed. However, when her husband come up in front of her, she can ’ t bear the shocking and died of the heart disease.

38 Book Four 中国地质大学江城学院精品课程  马拉得夫人年轻又漂亮,然而婚姻生活却 很不幸福。因此当她听说丈夫遇车祸去世 的时候,心里十分憧憬未来自由美好的生 活。然而当丈夫出现在她面前时, 她无法 承受巨大的冲击,而死于心脏病。

39 Book Four 中国地质大学江城学院精品课程 Exercises Write a short story: A story of an hour You should write a short story of 200 words with the title “a story of an hour”.

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