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New Era Interactive English Viewing, Listening & Speaking Unit 11 Somewhere Around Here
Learning Objectives You will use the vocabulary and grammar of this unit to: describe places: Mount Everest is the highest mountain. Compare places: It’s the most beautiful place in the country.
Luis and Kate are browsing in a bookstore. They are in the travel/ geography section, and Kate is looking at a map in a book. Kate: Luis, where are you from? Luis: San Francisco, you know that! Kate: No, no. I mean, where is your family from? Luis: Oh, my parents are from Mexico. Kate: But where in Mexico? Luis: Colima. Kate: Calina? next Notes: Americans often ask each other where their families are from. Many Americans have parents or grandparents who came from a different country.
Luis: That’s close. Kate: Where is that? Luis: It’s in western Mexico. Kate: Is it close to Mexico City? Luis: Not far. Here, I’ll show you. It’s somewhere around here…here. Kate: Oh, Colima! What’s it like there? Luis: It’s near the ocean and the mountains. I think it’s the most beautiful place on Earth! next
Terms like the 1950s and the 1960s refer to a period of 10 years. The 1950s are 1950-1959 and the 1960s are 1960-1969. Luis: How about you? Where’s your family from? Kate: Well, I was born in California. My father moved here from Georgia in the 1950s. Luis: Oh? Kate: And my mother moved here from Texas in the 1960s. Luis: Uh-huh. Kate: They met and they got married…and here I am! Luis: Wow! Everyone’s got a story, huh? nextback
Discuss the video in groups 1. What are the two persons talking about? 2. Where is Luis from? 3. Where is kate’s family from?
Stress for understanding Where are you going TONIGHT? But WHERE in China? But where is your FAMILY from?
Oral Practice 1. Practice the following dialogue: A: Where are you from? B: I’m from Los Angeles. You know that. A: But Where is your family from? B: Oh! My parents are from Los Angeles. A: My parents are from L.A, too. Do your parents still live there? B: Yes. Do yours? A: Yes, they live in Beverly Hills. B: My parents live in Beverly Hills, too---on Sunset Boulevard. A: My parents live on Sunset Boulevard, too. Can you believe it? B: No! The same street! Let’s introduce them.
Further Study of the Vocabulary and Usage Somewhere: =someplace –get somewhere 取得一些成就 [ 进展 ] –see sb. somewhere 要某人滚蛋, 要某人 见鬼去 –somewhere about 在... 附近 大约 –somewhere else 别的地方 –somewhere or other [ 口 ] 某个地方
somehow: 设法 ; 不知道怎样, 莫名其妙地 She somehow got lost. 她不知道怎么竟迷了路。 somehow or other 不知是什么原因 由于某 种原因, 以某种方式 Sometime: (someday) 1) 有朝一日 ; 日后 ; 改天 It happened sometime last month. 这件事发生在上个月的某一个时候。
sometime or other 迟早, 总有一天 2) 曾经是 … 的；从前的；昔日的 Mr X, the sometime professor of physics. X 先生，前任物理学教授。 Sometimes: at times, now and then –sometimes rich, sometimes poor – 有时富, 有时穷
Somebody: 某人, 重要人物 think oneself to be (a) somebody 自以为是个大人物 nobodies posing as somebody 冒充大人物的小人物 习惯用语 –or somebody... 之类的人 –somebody else 别人, 了不起的人物 –somebody or other 某一个人 ( 不知道是哪 一个 )
Somewhat: 一点儿, 几分 He is somewhat of a musician. 他可算是个音乐家。 习惯用语 –more than somewhat [ 口 ] 非常 –somewhat of [ 口 ] 有点 ; 相当 I was somewhat surprised. 我有点惊讶。