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Unit 7 Lucky Number and Lucky Day. Main Points Ⅰ. Leading In Ⅰ. Leading In Ⅱ. Text A Ⅱ. Text A Ⅲ. Text B Ⅲ. Text B ● Vocabulary Practice ● Vocabulary.

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1 Unit 7 Lucky Number and Lucky Day

2 Main Points Ⅰ. Leading In Ⅰ. Leading In Ⅱ. Text A Ⅱ. Text A Ⅲ. Text B Ⅲ. Text B ● Vocabulary Practice ● Vocabulary Practice Ⅳ. Practical Writing Ⅳ. Practical Writing

3 Leading In Chinese Lucky NumberChinese Lucky Number Superstitious BehaviorSuperstitious Behavior

4 In China, six, eight and nine are considered lucky numbers, since their homophones have auspicious meanings. Six, pronounced 'Liu' in Chinese, implies that everything about you will go smoothly. Eight was originally deemed auspicious by the Cantonese, since in Cantonese, eight reads as 'Fa', which means to make a great fortune in the near future. Later, the auspiciousness of eight was taken up by all Chinese. The letter nine, pronounced as 'Jiu', implies everlasting, especially in friendship and marriage. Thus, numbers ending with these three digits are firm favorites, for example, when it comes to choosing phone numbers, car license tags and room numbers. Four and seven are unlucky numbers people will avoid since the former implies death and the latter means gone.

5 Topics for Discussion Black cats are ______ (lucky/unlucky)Black cats are ______ (lucky/unlucky) Opening an umbrella indoors brings _____ luck.(Good/bad)Opening an umbrella indoors brings _____ luck.(Good/bad) Breaking a bowl on New Year’s Day brings _____ luck. (Good/bad)Breaking a bowl on New Year’s Day brings _____ luck. (Good/bad) Can you give some examples about superstitions?Can you give some examples about superstitions? Why do people believe in superstitions?Why do people believe in superstitions?

6 Text A Chinese Wedding Preparation Preparation on the part of the groom involved the installation of the bridal bed on the day before the wedding. A propitious hour and a 'good luck woman' or 'good luck man', that is a man or women with many children and living mates, were selected to install a newly purchased bed. After the bed was in place, children were invited onto the bed as an omen of fertility with the more, the merrier. For the same reason, the bed was scattered with red dates, oranges, lotus seeds, peanuts, pomegranates and other fruits. Part of the fun was watching the children scramble for the fruit. Preparation on the part of the groom involved the installation of the bridal bed on the day before the wedding. A propitious hour and a 'good luck woman' or 'good luck man', that is a man or women with many children and living mates, were selected to install a newly purchased bed. After the bed was in place, children were invited onto the bed as an omen of fertility with the more, the merrier. For the same reason, the bed was scattered with red dates, oranges, lotus seeds, peanuts, pomegranates and other fruits. Part of the fun was watching the children scramble for the fruit.

7 Chinese Wedding Costumes The bride and bridegroom in traditional wedding costumes which are red, a color considered lucky since the Ming dynasty

8 Chinese Wedding Decorations Firecrackers were set evil spirits as the bride departed in the sedan chair. The physical movement symbolized the transfer off to frighten away of the bride from her parent's family to her husband's.

9 Chinese Wedding Car

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11 Chinese Wedding Process The bride and groom were escorted to the family altar where they paid homage to Heaven and Earth, the family ancestors and the Kitchen God, Tsao-Chun. Tea, generally with two lotus seeds or two red dates in the cup was offered to the groom's parents. Then the bride and groom bowed to each other. This completed the marriage ceremony, except in some regions, where both also drank wine from the same goblet, ate sugar molded in the form of a rooster, and partook of the wedding dinner together.

12 Chinese Wedding Cakes

13 Chinese Honeymoon

14 Western Wedding Preparation

15 Western Wedding Costumes Westerners think white as purity.

16 Western Wedding Decorations Miniature white Stetsons, silk cord and fringe all topped off with two horseshoes for Good Luck!Miniature white Stetsons, silk cord and fringe all topped off with two horseshoes for Good Luck!

17 Western Wedding Car

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19 Western Wedding Process

20 Western Wedding Cakes

21 Western Honeymoon

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23 Language Points For Text ALanguage Points For Text A meanwhile: during the same period of timemeanwhile: during the same period of time Meanwhile, two men had walked into the dinning hall. Meanwhile, two men had walked into the dinning hall. send out 发送send out 发送 on the other side 另一边,另一方面on the other side 另一边,另一方面 check out 清点check out 清点 gather around : come together; gather together 聚集gather around : come together; gather together 聚集 The club members gather around, exchanging ideas and information. The club members gather around, exchanging ideas and information. prepare for : put into a suitable state for a purpose, event, or experience. 为 作准备prepare for : put into a suitable state for a purpose, event, or experience. 为 作准备 We study to prepare ourselves for the future. We study to prepare ourselves for the future. protect from 免遭protect from 免遭 Brushing your teeth every day will protect you from dental disease. Brushing your teeth every day will protect you from dental disease. hide from 躲避hide from 躲避 scare away 吓跑scare away 吓跑 Don’t speak so loudly, or you’ll scare the customers away. Don’t speak so loudly, or you’ll scare the customers away.

24 try on : put on (a hat, shoes, etc.) to test the fit, examine the appearance, etc. 试穿try on : put on (a hat, shoes, etc.) to test the fit, examine the appearance, etc. 试穿 Mother made a shirt for Tom and asked him to try it on,. Mother made a shirt for Tom and asked him to try it on,. ★ Difficult Sentences ★ Difficult Sentences 1. Get Rich Quick, Marry in May! 1. Get Rich Quick, Marry in May! If you want to become rich quickly, you should get married in May. If you want to become rich quickly, you should get married in May. 2. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, Wei Yashung is at the hairdresser’s in Shanghai, China. At the same time, on the other side of the world, Wei Yashung is waiting to have her hair done at a hairdresser’s shop in Shanghai, China. At the same time, on the other side of the world, Wei Yashung is waiting to have her hair done at a hairdresser’s shop in Shanghai, China. 3. The room is filled with brides preparing for their special day. The hairdresser’s room is full of brides who want to have their hair done for their wedding day. The hairdresser’s room is full of brides who want to have their hair done for their wedding day. 4. Everyone feels very emotional at this time. People at the wedding are much moved. People at the wedding are much moved.

25 5. There are a lot of rituals and superstitions at weddings. There are many traditional customs and old ideas about good or bad luck at weddings. There are many traditional customs and old ideas about good or bad luck at weddings. 6. The wedding veil is a Greek custom, to hide the bride from evil spirits. Wearing a wedding veil is a custom from ancient Greece. It is used to cover the bride so that evil spirits can not see her or hurt her. Wearing a wedding veil is a custom from ancient Greece. It is used to cover the bride so that evil spirits can not see her or hurt her. 7. In the past, Chinese couples consulted a special book to find lucky and unlucky days for getting married. In the past, Chinese couples got some advice from a special book. The book would tell them the lucky or unlucky days for getting married. In the past, Chinese couples got some advice from a special book. The book would tell them the lucky or unlucky days for getting married. 8. This is considered a good economic sign for any couples getting married on this day. People think that May 18 th is a good sign for the couples who get married on this day: they will get more money in the future. People think that May 18 th is a good sign for the couples who get married on this day: they will get more money in the future.

26 Text B Something old symbolizes the connection with the bride’s family and the past. Many brides wear a piece of family jewelry or their mother’s wedding dress.Something old symbolizes the connection with the bride’s family and the past. Many brides wear a piece of family jewelry or their mother’s wedding dress. Something new symbolizes good luck and success in the bride’s new life. The bride may wear new jewelry or new shoes.Something new symbolizes good luck and success in the bride’s new life. The bride may wear new jewelry or new shoes. Something borrowed reminds the bride that friends and family will help her when she needs them.The borrowed object might be a best friend’s wedding veil, or a beautiful handkerchief.Something borrowed reminds the bride that friends and family will help her when she needs them.The borrowed object might be a best friend’s wedding veil, or a beautiful handkerchief. Something blue is the symbol of faithfulness and loyalty. It might be a ribbon or a piece of jewelry.Something blue is the symbol of faithfulness and loyalty. It might be a ribbon or a piece of jewelry.

27 Language Points for Text B 1. vary: v. be different; Healthy eating means you should vary your foods Healthy eating means you should vary your foods 2. symbolize: v. be a symbol of Their meeting symbolizes the friendship between the two countries. Their meeting symbolizes the friendship between the two countries. 3. date back to This custom dates back to the 19 th century. This custom dates back to the 19 th century. 4. take …seriously. I was just joking, but he took it seriously. I was just joking, but he took it seriously. 5. Whoever/whatever/wherever/whenever I will award whoever finds the lost book first. I will award whoever finds the lost book first. Whatever he does, he will be honest. Whatever he does, he will be honest. Wherever I go, I will take a book with me. Wherever I go, I will take a book with me. Whenever he calls, she is busy studying. Whenever he calls, she is busy studying.

28 ★ Difficult Sentences 1. Although wedding vary greatly from country to country, they are happy events in every culture. happy events in every culture. Although there are great differences in wedding in different countries, Although there are great differences in wedding in different countries, all weddings have one thing in common: they are happy events. all weddings have one thing in common: they are happy events. 2. “Something old” symbolizes the connection with the bride’s family and the past. and the past. Wearing something old shows that the bride is still close to her family Wearing something old shows that the bride is still close to her family and the past. and the past. 3. The single woman who catches the flowers is believed to be the next to marry. next to marry. People believe that if the unmarried woman catches the flowers, she People believe that if the unmarried woman catches the flowers, she will be the next person to get married. will be the next person to get married. 4. It might also be a ribbon or a piece of jewelry. The blue item for the bride to wear might also be a silky narrow band. The blue item for the bride to wear might also be a silky narrow band.

29 Vocabulary Practice

30 Ex.I Fill in the blanks with the words given below and change the form if necessary. date back to/vary from … to/check off/try on/take … seriously send out /protect from/hide from/ ceremony /consult 1.The prices of the TV sets in the shop ____$200 ______$1, She _________ the new dress to see if it fits her. 3. More soldiers have been sent to ______ aid workers _____ attack. 4. The old couple wanted to ________ their son _________ the police. 5. The friendship between our peoples __________the 18 th century. 6. Make sure all the invitations have been ___________. 7. She spent a whole afternoon ___________ the names of the people she wanted to invite. 8. Headaches in young children should always _________.. 9. On the day of her graduation_____, Maggie felt very tired. 10. To know the exact meaning of the word, you have to ____ the dictionary.

31 Ⅳ Practical Writing

32 Letters remain hugely important in our everyday lives. Letters to friends and relatives are called personal letters. A personal letter in English is different in form from such a letter in Chinese. 1. The Heading. This includes the address, line by line, with the last line being the date. The date is written above the letter, either in the upper-right or upper-left corner (above the name of the addressee). 2. The Greeting. The greeting always ends with a comma. The greeting may be formal, beginning with the word "dear" and using the person's given name or relationship. This word is used to show politeness. Or it may be informal if appropriate.

33 Formal: Dear Uncle Jim, Dear Mr. Wilkins, Informal: Hi Joe, Greetings, (Occasionally very personal greetings may end with an exclamation point for emphasis.) 3. The body. Also known as the main text. This includes the message you want to write. The body of the letter is often divided into paragraphs, with one paragraph dealing with one idea or topic. Some people prefer to indent the beginning of every paragraph, leaving a single space between paragraphs(like ); some people like to leave a double space between paragraphs and begin all paragraphs flush from the margin of the sheet.(like )

34 4. The complimentary close. This short expression is always a few words on a single line. It ends in a comma. It should be indented to the same column as the heading. Skip one to three spaces (two is usual) for the signature line. 5. The signature line. Type or print your name. The handwritten signature goes above this line and below the close. The signature line and the handwritten signature are indented to the same column as the close. The signature should be written in blue or black ink. If the letter is quite informal, you may omit the signature line as long as you sign the letter. If a note has to be added after the signature, it can be written after P.S. which stands for postscript.

35 The End Good-bye


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