Lead-in Activity Warm-up Listening Task Real World Listening Interaction Link Useful Expressions Additional Listening Homework Conversation
Lead-in Activity What’s the meaning of “shades”? Why people like to wear shades ?
Lead-in Activity Well, shades is another word for sunglasses. it’s an informal word. so you could say to a friend ‘I need to buy some new shades for my holidays`. A: Why have you got your shades on? It’s not that sunny outside. B: I know, but I’ve got a terrible headache and my eyes hurt in the light. C: Who’s that guy over there? D: What? The one wearing shades? He looks like a rock star or something. What’s the meaning of “shades”? Why people like to wear shades ?
Language Points pin n. 别针 pendant n. 垂饰, 挂件 tattoo n. 纹身 earring n. 耳环 porcelain n. 瓷器 bracelet n. 手镯
Language Points bluish adj. 浅蓝的 Navajo n. 纳瓦霍人 ( 美国最大的印地安部落 ) buckle n. 搭扣, 扣形饰物 turquoise n. 松绿石 bead n. 小珠子 Nepal n. 尼泊尔 engrave v. 雕刻 His initials were engraved on the cigarette case.
1. (L) Hmm, that’s kind of an interesting pin. It looks like a dog. It’s a dog, right? 2. ___ I like this diamond ring. The one with three diamonds in it. 3.___ This pendant has a Chinese character on it. I don’t know what it means, though. 4.___ That’s a cool tattoo. What is it—some kind of spider? 5. ___ These earrings are porcelain and they’re about 200 years old. 6. ___ The wooden bracelet is a kind of bluish- green color. J A F H I
7. ___ This is a Navajo belt buckle. It’s made of silver and turquoise. 8.___ This is my favorite piece of jewelry. It’s an Egyptian symbol that represents new energy. 9.___ Hey, that’s a cool pendant. It’s got a lucky number on it. Lucky seven! 10.___ Have you seen this lucky pendant I just got? It’s shaped like a tree. 11.___ What a lovely necklace. It looks like it’s made of wooden beads. 12.___ This pendant comes from Nepal. It has a lot of symbols engraved in it. C D B E G K
Pairwork Which one do you like best among the 12 pictures?
Language Points pottery n. 陶器 flashy adj. 华丽而俗气的 flashy clothes, jewelry 花哨的衣服, 首饰
Look at the pictures. What items do you see? Where does each item come from? 1.2. Mexico Brazil Guatemala California Arizona Texas First Listening 3. Korea China Thailand 4. China Malaysia Korea √ √ √ √
It means “miracle” It protects her She likes dogs 1. 2. It’s expensive It is Navajo. It reminds him of a place What is special about each one? (You can choose more than one.) Second Listening √ √ √ √
They are porcelain. They’re flashy. They’re from the Ming dynasty 3. 4.It means “harmony”. It represents his daughter It’s special ink. What is special about each one? (You can choose more than one.) Second Listening √ √ √ √
Script 1. A: Mira, that’s an interesting pin. B: Oh, thanks. Yeah, I really like it. I got it in Mexico. A: What is it? A cat or something? B: No it’s a dog. These things are called milagros. That means “miracle” in Spanish. A: So, seen any miracles since you got it? B: No, but they say it’s supposed to protect you.. A: Oh, yeah? So, is it working? B: Well, so far nothing bad has happened to me since I got it.
2. A: Wow, your belt buckle is interesting. B: Yeah, it’s a Tom Cavinto original. A: What’s that? B: Tom Cavinto. He’s a Navajo jewelry artist. One of the best. A: Navaho? B: Yeah, the Navajo are a Native American tribe. You know, American Indians. A: Oh, so where’s you get it? B: I got it when I lived in Arizona. It sort of reminds me of living there. Script
3. A: Hey, Rose. Nice earrings. B: Oh, thanks. A: They look like, what, porcelain? B: Mm hmm. They are porcelain. They’re pieces of pottery from China. A: Cool. B: Yeah, they’re supposed to be from the Ming dynasty. A: Well, they look really nice on you. They’re not too flashy. A: Well, they look really into that “bling, bling”stuff. I’m really into Asian history, and I like things like that. Script
4. A: Hey, nice ink! B: Oh, you mean my tattoo? A: Yeah, um… what’s it mean? Is it Chinese or something? B: Yeah, it’s the character of “harmony.” A: Hmm, why did you get that? B: Mm, it’s kind of for my daughter. A: Oh, Yawara? B: Yeah, her name means “harmony,” so I thought it would be neat. Script
Pair Work You listened to conversations about different accessories. What accessories do you have to wear? Why? Where and why did you buy them, or who gave you that and for what reason ?
Language Points commitment n. 承诺 A commitment to pay $100 to charity 承担捐赠慈善事业 100 美元的义务 eye-popping adj. 使人瞠目的 subtle adj. 细微的, 精细的 imprint v. 压印 Details imprinted on his memory 铭记于他记忆中的细节详情
Language Points conceive v. 构思, 设想 I cannot conceive why you allow the child to go alone. 我真想不通你为什么让孩子一个人走。 unity n. 团结, 统一 fossil n. 化石 carve v. 雕刻 ; 切割 antique adj. 古代的 coral n. 珊瑚
Culture Note 1: An example of “lucky charms” Give examples of “lucky charms” or superstitions. In Japanese culture, for example, students taking exams may carry pencils or other accessories purchased at shrines devoted to the gods of education. They hope that these objects will help them do well on the exams.
Lance Armstrong is a top cyclist and won the prestigious Tour de France a seven straight times, from 1999-2005. Armstrong is equally famous for surviving cancer. He would touch more lives through the Lance Armstrong Foundation and the Race for the Roses charity bike ride, which raise money for cancer research and assistance. Culture Note 2: Lance Armstrong
Bono is the lead singer and front man for the Irish rock band U2, one of the most successful bands of the 1980’ and 1990s. Bono reportedly got his nickname from Bono Vox, the Latin term for “good voice”. Kathleen Hall was a New Zealand missionary nurse in China who was swept up in the war against Japanese aggression. Culture Note 3: Bono & Kathleen Hall
Prepare Look at the pictures. What do you think the bracelets stand for? knowledge is power attitude is everything help people with cancer Support the Tour de France listen to rock music global unity fight to end poverty one person=one vote
Prepare Look at the pictures. What do you think the bracelets stand for? color of purpose practice=commitment commit to your goals collect antique rocks Now listen and check
Prepare Look at the pictures. What do you think the bracelets stand for? knowledge is power attitude is everything help people with cancer Support the Tour de France listen to rock music global unity fight to end poverty one person=one vote √ √ √ √ √ √
Prepare Look at the pictures. What do you think the bracelets stand for? color of purpose practice=commitment commit to your goals collect antique rocks √ √ √
Fill in the chart with details about each bracelet. Namepurposespokesperson Yellow White Red Get the Main Ideas Livestrong to help people with cancer Lance Armstrong ONE to End poverty and injustice Bono Personal commitment to help accomplish goals Kathleen Hall
Script Part 1. The Livestrong bracelet. Hello. I’m Parker Mills, and welcome to “Fashion Minute.” Today’s topic is jewelry. The latest in jewelry is the commitment bracelet. I’m sure you’ve noticed the recent trend on campus and around town. Everyone is wearing yellow. It’s not an eye-popping fashion statement, but rather a simple, subtle, thin yellow bracelet with the words “LIVE STRONG” imprinted on the band. The idea for these yellow bracelets was originally conceived by Lance Armstrong, the seven-time Tour de France cyclist champion.
Script Part 1. The Livestrong bracelet. As you may know, Lance Armstrong Foundation. The LAF believes that knowledge is power and attitude is everything. Their mission is to help people with cancer around the world get the practical information and tools they need to live strong. Part 2. The ONE bracelet. Recently, another commitment bracelet is making its rounds, the simple white rubber bracelet with a singe word imprinted on it : “one.” This has become the symbol of global unity, a fight to end poverty and injustice. Supporters of the “one” movement include many famous people, such as rock star Bono. They want people to wear this bracelet to make a commitment : We commit ourselves— one person, one voice, one vote at a time—to make a better, safer world for all.
Script Part 3. The personal commitment bracelet. Another kind of commitment bracelet is the personal commitment bracelet. Here’s a commitment bracelet designed by Kathleen Hall. According to Kathleen Hall, red is the color of purpose. This bracelet is to be worn as a visible reminder that you can accomplish any goal you commit to. Focusing on your goal takes practice and commitment. Fossil beads with a rich red carved antique coral focus bead and an attached commitment box made to hold your goals. Well, there’s our “Fashion Minute.” I’m Parker Mills. Thanks for joining us. And make your commitment today! Until next time, bye bye.
Respond to the Ideas Do you wear a commitment bracelet? Do you wear anything else that reminds you of a commitment you’ve made?
1.Do you have a special accessory, piece of jewelry, item of clothing, souvenir, or toy? Why do you have it? Fill in the chart. It’s Special Because…
what is it where is it from? How long have you had it? What does it mean to you? Me Classmate 1 Classmate 2 Classmate 3 Classmate 4 Classmate 5 2. Ask five classmates about special items that they have. It’s Special Because…
Example A: Do you have any special items? B: I have a silver necklace. A: where is it from? B: My grandmother gave it to me. A: how long have you had it? B: I have it for about 10 years. A: What does it mean to you? B: It has a special power which can protect me from dangers.
A: Do you think I still look fashionable in this dress? B: I think so. Blue is still very fashionable at the moment. A: This style came out last year, though. I like the dress, but I’m not sure whether last year’s fashions will be the same this year. B: I think this kind of dress will stay in fashion for a few more years. People don’t change fashions every year. It would be too expensive. A: Yes. Only the top designer try to tell people to change fashion every year, but only rich people can do it.
Additional Listening B: There are some real fashion victims who just have to keep totally up-to-date with expensive clothes. A: I wish I could be one of those people, but my budget simply doesn’t stretch that far. I have to limit the amount of money I spend on clothes otherwise I would go on a shopping frenzy. B: I know what you mean. The situation will be worse if we marry our boyfriends and have children. Then we’ll have even less money to spend on fashionable clothes!
Additional Listening A: Look at all these clothes designed by top fashion designer like Versacci, Calvin Klein, and Vivienne Westwood. What do you think of them? B: Well, they look lovely, but they’re not very practical. I mean, would you wear that dress to the office or walking down the street? A: I know what you mean. People would stare at you in amazement if you wore something like that in an everyday situation. I suppose only extravagant rich people wear them at cocktail parties. B: Maybe. I’m not sure why they have fashion shows like this. Hardly anyone will buy those clothes. The clothes you see are nothing like the ones that ordinary people wear. It seems like a waste of money.
Additional Listening A: I think that the designers hold these fashion shows for a few reasons. First, it’s just like a big party. They can meet each other and network. The other thing is that it is great advertising. All the journalists and photographers are there. Thirdly, it give them a chance to show what they would like to see people wearing. B: You mean it’s an expression of their fantasies? A: Yes. I think the designers are saying that these clothes are what they would like to see people wear if those people weren’t concerned with what other people might think. In a way, the designers are saying ‘don’t worry about what others think. Wear what you like!’.
Additional Listening B: Very philosophical. I think they design these clothes more for publicity. They try to see who can be the most extreme and outrageous, but still stylish. A: Come on. All this fashion has reminded me that I want to buy some clothes.
What did you do in that situation? Why? Work in pairs or small groups. Have you experienced anything similar to the situations mentioned below. What did you do in that situation? Why? Situation 1: You lose your favorite ring. Situation 2: You always wear a necklace your mother gave you, but your boyfriend just gave you a new necklace. Situation 3: Your best friend gets a nose ring. Situation 4: Your father wants to get a tattoo.
Expressions for reference I got this ring from my Grandmother, so it means a lot to me. I wear this silver necklace to protect me. My boyfriend believes in it. He said crystal is supposed to make our love last forever. It’s some kind of weird to wear a nose ring. I wear this nose ring because it makes me looks good.
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