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Unit 9 A Super Man Deborah Soong
Teaching Activities 1st period 1. Warm-upWarm-up 2. The Vocabulary, and Idioms & Phrases within Paragraphs 1-4The Vocabulary, and Idioms & Phrases within Paragraphs Reading – Paragraphs 1-4Reading – Paragraphs 1-4 2nd period 1. The Vocabulary, and Idioms & Phrases within Paragraphs 5-6The Vocabulary, and Idioms & Phrases within Paragraphs Reading – Paragraphs 5-6Reading – Paragraphs Post-readingPost-reading 3rd period 1. Word FileWord File 2. Sentence PatternsSentence Patterns 3. ExpansionExpansion 4. Writing PracticeWriting Practice 4th period Part II Oral & Listening - Unit 7Unit 7
What makes Superman a super man? Check ( ) the most important reason and explain your choice. □ His good looks. □ His Superman suit. □ His extraordinary willpower. □ His extraordinary physical power. Back
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Now, answer the following questions.
( ) Reeve was seriously hurt when he was ______. (A) jumping over a high fence (B) riding his horse (C) acting the part of Superman (D) suspended upside down B
( ) In 1995, after receiving multiple injuries to his backbone, Reeve suddenly ______. (A) couldn’t move at will (B) couldn’t talk (C) was paralyzed from his waist down (D) fell off his horse A
( ) Which of the following statements is TRUE? (A) Reeve asked Robin to help him pay his medical bills. (B) Reeve doesn’t depend on the breathing machine anymore. (C) Reeve’s doctor thinks that he won’t be able to walk again. (D) Reeve has carried out his dream of acting and directing movies. D
( ) Reeve is a model of courage and resolve to ______. (A) the disabled (B) the poor (C) actors and actresses (D) people in need A
Christopher Reeve was Superman in movies that were popular the whole world over. The introduction of Christopher Reeve the whole world over = all over the world; around the (whole) world Cell phones are popular the whole world over. Next
Christopher Reeve was Superman in movies that were popular the whole world over. 原句 = → Christopher Reeve played/took over the role of Superman in worldwide popular (Superman) movies.
Christopher Reeve was born in 1952 in New York City. By the age of eight, he had performed in school plays. In 1978, Chris was picked out for the role of Superman. In 1979, Reeve won the British Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in Superman. In addition to his performing career, he was also very successful in sports. He earned his pilot's license. He also flew gliders and was an expert sailor, scuba diver, skier and horse riding. In 1995, in a riding show, Reeve's horse The introduction of Christopher Reeve
made an sudden stop at fence. Reeve landed on his head and his spinal cord was broken, he has been paralyzed from the neck down ever since. He did get frustrated with the reality of being in a wheelchair. However, he never gives up hope that he can walk. His effort made his acting life start again. The introduction of Christopher Reeve
Tall, handsome, and athletic, Reeve was expected — in real life — to do superman things.
Then, on May 27, 1995, when Reeve was riding his horse in a riding competition, the horse stopped just as it was about to jump over a meter-high fence; Reeve fell forward over the head of the horse and landed on his head. be about to 用於即將到來的未來, 是比 be going to 更正式的用法，不能與由 be going to 所接的表「未來」時間的 副詞 ( 片語 ) 連用. The students looked as if they were about to burst into laughter.
Then, on May 27, 1995, when Reeve was riding his horse in a riding competition, the horse stopped just as it was about to jump over a meter-high fence; Reeve fell forward over the head of the horse and landed on his head. 原句 = →...during/on a jump of a riding event, Reeve’s horse balked at a rail jump....
In the fall, two bones in his back were broken. back : backbone ; spine In the fall, two bones in his back were broken. → The fall fractured two bones in his backbone. → The fall caused fractures of the two bones in his spine.
Multiple fractures in his backbone injured the connections to his brain and left him unable to move or breathe on his own. Suddenly, Superman was paralyzed from his neck down.
When Reeve regained consciousness after the accident, he was in the hospital. regain consciousness = recover consciousness; become conscious He was suspended upside down.
He heard a man speaking with a Russian accent: it was his friend, actor Robin Williams, doing an imitation of a doctor and having fun. 原句 = →He heard a Russian-accented voice talking: it was his friend, actor Robin Williams, doing an imitation of a doctor and having fun.
Reeve laughed; his spirits were high. After all, he was still alive. in high/good spirits ←→ in low/bad spirits 興奮 ←→ 沮喪 The kids started their journey in high spirits. raise/lift one’s spirits 「振奮人心」...his spirits were high. →...he was in high spirits/ excited.
Robin and Chris have been friends since they were students together at a school of performing arts where they were both pursuing a master’s degree in drama. 表示過去時間點的時態用過去簡單式 (were) ，而現在完成式 (have been) 則表示 從那時起到現在仍然持續的動作。 performing arts: arts such as dance, music, or drama, which are performed to entertain people Next
Robin and Chris have been friends since they were students together at a school of performing arts where they were both pursuing a master’s degree in drama. pursue a master’s degree in drama → study for a master degree in drama at Julliard More
以下補充各種碩士頭銜： Master of Arts 「文學碩士 ( 學位 ) 」簡稱 MA Master of Business Administration 「企管碩士 ( 學位 ) 」簡稱 MBA Master of Science 「理科碩士 ( 學位 ) 」簡稱 MS 「學士學位」用字為 bachelor 「博士學位」用字為 Ph.D.
As young actors, they had promised that if one of them became successful, then he would help the other.
Little did they realize they would both become famous and that one would need the help of the other so much. Little/Never/Seldom/Hardly + Aux + S + V/Be + S. 倒裝句用法 動詞後接兩個 that 子句時，第一個 that 可 以省略，第二個則要保留. Little did they realize they would both become famous and that one would need the help of the other so much. → They realized little (that) they would both come/rise to fame and that Reeve would need Robin’s help so much.
Williams not only offered the emotional support of a close friend; he also pledged to pay the massive medical bills. However, Reeve was determined not to ask for help. 原句 = → Being an intimate friend, Williams not only supported Reeve emotionally but (also) promised to pay the massive medical bills for him/support him financially.
Today, Reeve lives at home with his wife, Dana, and their young son. Reeve has a wheelchair, the first of the “sip and puff” wheelchairs. Reeve has a wheelchair, the first of the “sip and puff” wheelchairs. → The wheelchair that Reeve is in is the first sip-and-puff.
There is a tube (like a straw to drink a soda) at his mouth; to go forward or backward, to the left or right, he sips air in or blows air out and into the straw. 原句 = → Reeve can move forward or backward, to the left or right by sipping or puffing air into the tube.
A breathing machine that helps him inhale and exhale rides with him on the chair. that 引導形容詞子句修飾先行詞. ride 後面的介系詞可用 on 或 in ， ride on a bicycle ride on/in a train ride in a taxi ride down in an elevator
A clear tube goes from the machine into a hole in Reeve’s neck. He talks on the exhaled breath. He talks on the exhaled breath. → He talks when he exhales.
Although Reeve can’t help but rely on the machine, most of the time, he is still able to breathe on his own for intervals. can’t/couldn’t help but + V 不得不 原句 = → Even though Reeve is on a ventilator, most of the time, he can still come off the hose and breathe by himself for short periods of time.
To other people who have suffered injuries similar to those that Reeve has, he is a model of courage and resolve. 原句 = → Reeve serves as a model of courage and resolve for those people who have received/sustained/inflicted similar injuries.
He believes in living life to its fullest, and he strives to be able to do more. He believes in living life to its fullest, and he strives to be able to do more. → He makes it a point to live his life to the full/fully, and he works as hard as he can to do more things. Back