Brief Introduction Walt Disney (December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966) was an American film producer, director, animator, entrepreneur, voice actor and entertainer. Disney is famous for his influence in the field of entertainment during the 20th century. As the co-founder (with his brother Roy O. Disney) of Walt Disney Productions, Disney became one of the best-known motion picture producers in the world. The corporation he co-founded, now known as The Walt Disney Company.
Brief Introduction Disney is particularly noted for being a film producer and a popular showman, as well as an innovator in animation and theme park design. He and his staff created a number of the world's most famous fictional characters including Mickey Mouse. He is the namesake for Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resort theme parks in the United States, as well as the international resorts in Japan, France, and China.
Language points (1) …Walt decided to make art in his work He began to make cartoon movies. Mickey Mouse made Walt Disney famous. make: to cause … to become; to producemake e.g. The news made her happy. Mother makes all my clothes.
Exercise (1) Translate the following sentences. 1. He has made medicine his profession. 他已经把医学当成自己的职业。 2. He made a desk for his son. 他为他儿子做了张桌子。 3. His gift made her very happy. 她的礼物使她很高兴。 4. She made her children wash their hands before eating. 她要孩子们在吃东西前洗手。
Language points (2) Walt dreamed of making a beautiful amusement park that adults as well as children would like. dream of: to consider, think about, get serious thought of e.g. I wouldn’t dream of leaving this great job. He often dreamed of becoming a famous actor.
Language points (3) as well as: in addition to e.g. He bought a map of the world as well as some picture books. Americans also eat a lot of chicken as well as fish and other foods from tea. that adults … would like 定语从句修饰先 行词 park e.g. She received the letter (that) she had been expecting. The movie (that) we saw last night was wonderful.
Language points(4) They’d come from far and near to see it. far and near: everywhere e.g. They’d come from far and near to see it. They searched far and near for the missing child.
Language points(5) He thought his park would be a success. would be: the past future tense 过去将来时表示从过去某一时刻预言将要发生的 动作或存在的状态。主要表现形式有： 过去将来时 1.would/should do... 2.was/were going to do... 3.Was/were to do... 4.was/were about to do... 5.was/were doing
Exercise (2) Fill in each blank with the proper form. 1.My father promised me that he ________ (buy) me a new bicycle. 2.I told him I _____________ (be) in the classroom that evening. 3.My aunt said she __________ (come) to see me the next day. 4.The weatherman said that it ____________ (rain) the next day. 5.He asked me whether I _______________ (have) a trip to Europe this year. would buy would/should be was coming was going to rain was about to have
Language points(6) His dreams came true with Disneyland. come true: to become a reality e.g. All your dream will come true when you make this change in your life. His hope of living to 100 did not come true.
Exercise (3) True or false. ( ) 1. When Walt Disney was a little boy, he knew he would become an artist. ( ) 2. After he began to make cartoon movies, Walt Disney earned some money and improved his living conditions. ( ) 3. Mortimer, his pet, made him decide to make a cartoon about him. F F T
Exercises (3) ( ) 4. Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy made Walt Disney known to the people all over the world. ( ) 5. Walt Disney was the founder of the modern full-length cartoons. T F
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