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1 Unit 2 Unwillingly on Holiday A New English Course (Book 3)

2 Teaching objectives: 1. Practice Student’s reading skills by predicting, skimming and guessing, etc. 2. Grasp some new words and expressions to enrich student’s vocabulary; 3. Do some oral work such as pre-reading questions to help to develop the students’ oral communicative abilities; 4. Do some other after-class exercise to improve students’ comprehensive skills.

3 Key teaching points: 1.New words and expressions; 2.Understand the organization of Text I; 3.Analyze the story according to the order of space; 4.Detailed explanation of language points.

4 I. Introduction 1. Pre-reading questions: 1) Is going on holiday generally a pleasant or a painful experience. 2) Who might be going on holiday? An old man/woman? A young man/woman? A young girl? 3) Where might the person be going on holiday? To a flat in the city? To a cottage in the countryside? 4) Why might the person be going on holiday unwillingly? Is he/she going to be cooped up in a place? Is he/she going to help with farm- work?

5 II. Background information 1. about the author Philippa Pearce (1920— ) , English children’s author. Her most famous book, “Tom’s Midnight Garden (1958), has become one of the classic "time stories", inspiring a film and three TV versions. Text I is an excerpt from this book.

6 2. about Tom’s Midnight Garden Tom's Midnight Garden, by Philippa Pearce, is a book about 11 year old Tom, who is sent away to his aunt and uncle's flat because his younger brother Peter has the measles.

7 His summer break seems ruined. All his plans for the long summer days are destroyed. But Tom is wrong. That summer will probably be the best summer ever for him. In the middle of his first night at the flat, Tom goes down to the back lot and discovers that it has turned into a magical garden. Every night he visits the garden and one night finds footprints in the grass. Who is in the garden? Why is the garden Someone else there? Can Tom solve the mystery? If you’re interested in these questions, read Tom's Midnight Garden and solve the mystery with him.

8 III. Text Analysis According to the order of space: On the back doorstep Into the house On the front doorstep Beside the car In the car

9 On the back doorstep Character: Surrounding: Mood & behavior: Tom a small garden; with a vegetable plot, a grass plot, one flower-bed; a rough patch; an apple tree; Weep tears; rage; look good-bye; gaze

10 into the house Character: Action: Tom & Peter (Tom) Say good-bye to Peter (Peter) Croaking answer

11 On the front door-step Character: Action: Mrs. Long; Tom Mother is being apologetic to Tom and expressing concerns Tom …

12 Beside the car Character: Action: Mrs. Long; Tom; Uncle Alan; Peter 1) Mother expressed gratitude to uncle Alan; 2) Tom expressed his unwillingness to leave; 3) Uncle is very kind; 4) Tom waved good-bye angrily to mother and Peter;

13 In the car Character: Action: Tom & Uncle Alan Tom: in hostile silence Uncle: said sth. Tom: thinking of the prospect of being cooping up in a flat with no garden

14 1. to be dreaded :infinitive used as attributive e.g. There’re plans to be made at once. 2. partly: to some extent e.g. She was only partly responsible for the accident. IV Language points

15 3. (L 1): weep tears weep : To shed (tears) as an expression of emotion 流泪,哭泣。 cry :哭,喊,未必有泪。 cry one’s eyes / hearts out cry on one’s shoulder sob :啜泣,抽噎。 wail :大声痛哭,尖叫。 howl :大声哭。 tears: 眼泪

16 e.g. 1) The little girl cried herself to sleep. 2)The boy sobbed because he lost all of his money. 3)The woman wailed with sorrow Filling in blank: 1) When he told her it was over, she burst into __________. 2) Phyllis offered Joan a __________ to cry on after her husband’s death.

17 4. (L 4) as a rule e.g. As a rule, southerners prefer rice, whereas northerners prefer steamed bread.

18 5. (be) no exception to the rule e.g. Everyone must get up at six to do morning exercises and those who stay up late are no exception to the rule.

19 结构︰ subject + be + no exception “… 也不例外 ” e.g.1) Almost every language in the world has dialects and American English is no exception. 2) The poor need love and the rich are no exception. 3) Plants can not live without the sun and animals are no exception.

20 6. (L 9) gaze (at): v. to look steadily n. a fixed look gaze, gape, glance, glimpse, glare, peer, peep, stare 1 ) gaze v. 凝视,注视,指由于好奇、感叹、 长时间目不转睛地看。 e.g. She gazed at her beautiful new diamond ring. 2 ) gape v. ( 张着嘴、瞪大眼睛 ) 呆看,强调一种吃惊 | 的状态。 e.g. The children gaped at the big elephant in the zoo.

21 3 ) glance v. ( 粗略地、随便地 ) 一 瞥,看一眼。 4 ) glimpse v. 短促地看一眼,一 瞥。 e.g. He glanced over the letter he had just received. 5 ) glare v. 怒目而视,强调怀有敌意或 在气愤的情绪下看 e.g. The woman glared at the man after he shouted rudely at her.

22 6 ) peer v. 指眯起眼睛仔细看,尤指看不清楚 的情况下;费力地看,凝视。 e.g. Being somewhat short-sighted, she has the habit of peering at people. 7 ) peep v. 窥视,偷看。 e.g.The mother peeped into the bedroom to see if her child was asleep. 8 ) stare v. 凝视,盯着,指由于好奇、惊讶、赞叹等原因而 瞪大眼睛长时间地、直接地注视,常常含有粗鲁无礼的意 思。 e.g. I told my son to stop staring at that fat woman; it wasn't nice.

23 7. (L 12) claim one’s attention: call one’s attention 发言人清了清嗓子以唤起听众的注意。  The speaker cleared his throat to claim the attention of the audience.

24 claim v. 1) to demand or ask for as one's own or one's due; assert one's right to 声称、主张 e.g. He claimed that he hadn't done it, but I didn't believe him. 2) to take in a violent manner as if by right 索 取,夺走 ( 生命 ) e.g. Bird flu continues to claim lives

25 8. 由 if only 引导的虚拟语气 与过去事实相反 if only 谓语动词用 had done 与现在事实相反 if only 谓语动词用 did e.g. 1 ) If only she had asked someone’s advice! 2 ) If only I _____ my watch! A.hadn’t lost B.haven’t lost C.didn’t lost D.don’t lose

26 由 would rather 引导的虚拟语气 与过去事实相反 would rather… 谓语动词用 had done 与现在、将来事实相反 would rather… 谓语动词用 did e.g. I would rather that they ___travel during the bad weather, but they insist that they return home today. A. do not B. must not C. did not D. not

27 Text II April Fools’ Day 1. hoax (L3): make fun of; trick hoax sb. with sth./ into doing sth. 愚弄;欺骗 e.g. On April Fools’ Day, the radio audience were hoaxed into believing that Martians had landed. 2. give away (L11) 1)collapse; can’t bear e.g. Mary’ leg gave away and she fainted. 2) 顺从;妥协 e.g. Threats and bullying should not be given away to.

28 3. keep in (L15) 1) stay indoors e.g. I kept in during the whole severe winter. 2) 留在学校不让回家(作为惩罚) e.g. The teacher kept Tom in because he had been inattentive. 4. needless to say (L22) 不用说 ; 勿庸置疑 e.g. ~, we will pay you expenses.

29 5. put out (L28): upset; annoy sb. e.g. The traveler was much ~ by the loss of his bag. 6. take in (L33): deceive e.g. Don’t let yourself be taken in by these politicians.

30 Assignment: 1.Finish all the exercises in the workbook; 2.Review Text I and prepare for the dictation of words; 3.Preview Unit 3.


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