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1 Contemporary College English Book One Unit 8 My Personal Manager

2 ► Background ► Warming-up questions ► Text appreciation ► Language understanding ► Group activities

3 Background ► Margaret Goff Clark is a productive author. ► She wrote stories about teenagers. ► Different themes: mysteries, science fiction, human relationship and wild animals.

4 Theme one: mysteries ► Who Stole Kathy Young? It is about two girls who are cousins named Meg and Kathy. Meg and Kathy both live in Texas. The story is set in summer and Meg and Kathy always the tourists that come for vacation. They saw two tourists that seemed a bit weird to them but didn't really think anything of it until they began to follow them. Next Meg sees Kathy a little further down he road being shoved into a van. Meg automatically thinks it must be those two tourists that they had seen earlier. Police search parties are sent out searching for Kathy but they can't find her. Meg decides that just waiting isn't helping so she starts to search for Kathy herself with a boy named Julian. While all of this searching for Kathy is going on, Kathy herself is trying to escape.

5 Theme two: science fiction ► Barney and UFO ► Barney on Mars

6 Theme three: human relationship ► This book is a historical fiction about a family helping slaves escape to Canada.

7 Theme four: wild animals ► The Endangered Florida Panther There is a good mix of high-interest anecdotes about the panther and the people who study and safeguard it, and of facts and photos that present basic information about the species and its ecological role. Habits and habitat are briefly discussed; history focuses on the panther's endangered status and the efforts to protect it.

8 The Threatened Florida Black Bear ► In this companion book to The Endangered Florida Panther (1993) and The Vanishing Manatee (1990, both Cobblehill), Clark gives basic historical and scientific facts interspersed with eyewitness accounts of the wildlife biologists who study and protect the animals. It is these anecdotes that create a sense of excitement and convey the tragedy of habitat loss that puts various species at risk worldwide. Full-color photographs provide information and a feeling of immediacy and awe. Solidly on the side of wildlife conservation, Clark presents a balanced picture of the bear's relationship with the environment and with humans, discussing conflicts and compromise.

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10 Warming-up questions ► What is your favorite book and who is your favorite character in juvenile literature? What does a good story usually contain? ► In this text, Why doesn ’ t the story directly begin from the first day I meet Carlos?

11 Text appreciation In-class discussion ► What troubles the hero and heroine in the story? What will it usually result in? How do they deal with it? ► If you were Karen, what would you do? And if you were Carlos? What would you do to help Karen? ► Do you have the similar problems? What is your way to resolve them?

12 Text appreciation ► Development of story: Part I (para.1): suspense of the story Part I (para.1): suspense of the story Part II (para. 2-par.6): the first day I met Carlos. Part II (para. 2-par.6): the first day I met Carlos. Part III (para.7-para.8): Carlos became my personal manager. Part III (para.7-para.8): Carlos became my personal manager. Part IV. (para.9-end): the success of us. Part IV. (para.9-end): the success of us.

13 Language understanding ► annoy, irritate, bother ► annoy refers to mild disturbance caused by an act that tries one's patience 使烦恼、懊恼 ► irritate is closely related but somewhat stronger 比 annoy 更为强烈, 着重指一种暂时或短 期的 “ 恼怒 ; 激怒 ” ► bother implies troublesome imposition: 指不 停地 “ 扰乱 ” 、 “ 麻烦 ”, 使人不能安宁, 而产生烦恼的 心理。

14 Language understanding ► 1.Hasn't he ______them enough with his phone calls? ► 2.I was ______ by his bad manners. ► 3. Your interruptions only serve to _____the entire staff. ► 4. Pardon me for _______ you with such a small matter.

15 Language understanding ► The fisherman cast his net into the sea. ► She cast an eye in his direction. ► It cast a new light on the problem. ► He seemed to be cast down. ► He cast his vote against the new tax law. ► stake everything on the single cast of a dice 孤注一掷 ► This is a play with an all-star cast.

16 knee  beat sb. to his knees/bring sb. to his knees ( force sb. to submit)  bend one's knee before /to sb.  The water was knee-deep.  The grass was knee-high.

17 under- ► Beneath or below in position: underground, undergarments, undercurrent underground, undergarments, undercurrent ► Inferior or subordinate in rank or importance: undergraduate, undersecretary ► Less in degree, rate, or quantity than normal or proper: undersized, underdeveloped, underpaid, underdone, undernourished undersized, underdeveloped, underpaid, underdone, undernourished

18 plead ► vi. to ask earnestly; beg: 恳求;乞求 The boy pleaded for mercy. The boy pleaded for mercy. She pleaded with the officer not to give her a ticket. She pleaded with the officer not to give her a ticket. ► vi. to put forward a plea of a specific nature in court, claim 抗 辩;答辩 He pleaded not guilty. (不服罪) He pleaded not guilty. (不服罪) ► vt. to assert as defense or excuse; claim as a plea 以为 … 托词 She pleaded ignorance of the law. ( 声称不知) \illness She pleaded ignorance of the law. ( 声称不知) \illness ► vt. argue earnestly in favor of: 为 … 答辩 plead political prisoners plead political prisoners

19 know better than to do: ► be wise enough not to do ► She is old enough to know better than to spend all her money on clothes. I know better than to lend him any money. ► He ran away from school. He ought to have known better.

20 Language understanding ► be through (with) Are you through with your work? I am through talking to her. Are you through with your work? I am through talking to her. ► worth for all one is worth for all one is worth for what it is worth for what it is worth get one's money's worth get one's money's worth We never know the worth of water till the well is dry. ( proverb) We never know the worth of water till the well is dry. ( proverb)

21 laugh ► laughing-stock 笑柄 ► no laughing matter 不是小事 ► laugh off an embarrassing situation 一 笑置之 ► laugh in one ’ s face 公开嘲笑 ► laugh in one's sleeve 幸灾乐祸偷偷地欣 喜或高兴 ► He laughs best who laughs last.

22 Language understanding laugh, smile, grin, chuckle, sneer, giggle ► grin: smile broadly showing the teeth 露赤 而笑 ► chuckle : to laugh quietly or to oneself 抿嘴 轻笑 ► sneer : to assume a scornful, contemptuous facial expression 冷笑;讥笑 ► giggle: to laugh with repeated short sounds 咯咯地笑

23 Language understanding ► At that moment, everybody began to laugh and sing. ► He grinned from ear to ear. ► He was chuckling to himself over what he was reading. The inn-keeper smiled and immediately went out. ► James sneered at my old bicycle. He has a new one. ► The funny man amused the girls, so they giggled.

24 Language understanding ► make the best of a bad job 善处逆境 ► to the best of one's ability ► be in one ’ s Sunday best [clothes] ► hope for the best ► to the best of my knowledge:as far as I know

25 come back to earth ► like nothing on earth 非常罕见的 ► bring sb. back [down] to earth 使某人 从 幻想中清 醒过来 ► down to earth 实际的, 不加渲染的

26 let loose ► at /in the (very) loose 在最后一刻 [ 瞬间 ► break /get loose 挣脱 ; 爆发 ; ► give (a) loose 发泄 ► on the loose 放纵

27 Language understanding ► brain ► brain wave ► beat one ’ s brains 费劲思考 ► have something on the brain 老想着某事 ► rack one ’ s brains 绞尽脑汁

28 Group activities ► Group discussion How do you think Karen will choose between Reed Harrington and Carlos as her boyfriend according to story? Why do you think so? If you were Karen, which one would you choose? How do you think Karen will choose between Reed Harrington and Carlos as her boyfriend according to story? Why do you think so? If you were Karen, which one would you choose? ► Dramatize the story.

29 Writing Write a story. Write a story. Pay attention to the plot and dialogue. Pay attention to the plot and dialogue.


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