Part I warming up A: Changes in women’s status in America A: Changes in women’s status in America draft: to make (someone) serve in one of the armed forces by law drafted into the army 被征召入伍 military service 兵役 navigator: the officer on a ship or aircraft who plans legislator: a marker of laws or a member of a lawmaking
You are going to hear some sentences which can give you a picture of the changes in women ’ s status in America over the years. Listen carefully and fill in the blanks with what you hear on the tape
Key 1. ________________ _____________ ____________ 2. _____________ __________________ 3. __________ __________ 4. ____________ ____________________ ______________ 5. ____ _______ ________ ___ _______ 6. ____ _____________ Organized activity in the mid 1800s non-persons the early 1900s social and political climate 1920vote World War IIentered the job market military service 1.5% 200,000firefighters4% navigators 40% all small businesses
B. A discussion on whether to have children or not therein: in that particular matter infertility: unproductiveness; inability to conceive obsess: completely fill the mind of (someone) so that no attention is given to other matters The whole relationship obsessed me for years. She used to obsess about her weight.
The following is a conversation among several women about whether to have children or not. Listen carefully and write down the key words for each of the speakers so as to get an idea of their opinions.
SpeakersKey words Lynne ______ ________ __________________ _____________ __________________ ______________ Irene ________________ _______ ____________ __________ ____________ ___________ __________________ ______________ Barbara____________________ friendschild-freerespect for their choice not my opinionhad to leave children don ’ t know why daughter the sameeager get marriedhave children thinking about8or 9 years old observe me as a mother other mothers Yes, that ’ s how I was
C Read the following difficult sentences and listen
An Interview on Working Mothers Vocabulary oftentimes: frequently; often; proposition: a person or situation of the stated type that must be dealt with Finding an affordable apartment will be a difficult proposition. 要找到一间付得起的公寓是件难事 inclined: feeling a wish (to); encouraged
meditation: the acting of a peacemaker between opposing sides peripheral: near the surface or out side of; marginal; external airheads: a person who cannot think clearly and does stupid things
one-track mind: a mind that thinks of only one thing at a time or that is continually concerned with one particular thing 褊狭的头脑 therapist One who specializes in the provision of a particular therapy. 治疗学家
You are going to hear an interview between Beth Saavedra and Irene Rawlings on working mothers. Listen carefully and answer the following questions.
1. According to Beth, which do more and more women choose, to work or to have a child? _____ ________________ 2. According to some research, how important is a mother ’ s role? ________________________________ ______________ ____________ 3. What happens to children if they are separated too early from their parents? ________________ both not be superwoman More important in some regards than we had thought Bounding processlasts longer often go into shock
4. Why do people need concrete support of community? __________________ __________________________________ 5. Does Beth think it ’ s necessary for a mother to stay home full time to be together with her children? ___________________________________ 6. What is the wonderful trait that some working mothers have? a. the ability to ________________________. b. the ability to ___________________________ ___________________________ parents not close by brothers and sisters in another state or country important but not necessary if not inclined be attentive to multiple demands think about more than one thing at a time
Task A: A news report about women and the Internet Vocabulary surpass to go beyond in amount, quality, or degree; exceed Jupiter the largest planet, fifth in order from the sun stuff specific talk or actions: 【俚语】 废话：具体的言谈或行动： Don't give me that stuff about being tired. 不要对我说累了之类的话
You are going to hear a report on women and the Internet. Find the major difference between men and women when they surf the Internet.
Key 1. The difference between men and women. Women: ____________ Men: ______________________________ 2. The different reasons why women use the web: ________________________________ __________________________ as a tool tend to spend more time playing around check email chat look for information resources studying search
Part IV language study and language appreciation Listen to following statements. Pay special attention to the parts in bold type.