To give up smoking is the easiest thing I ever did. Because I’ve done it a thousand times. 世界上最容易的事就是戒烟了，我已经戒 了一千次了. —— 马克吐温
1.Does the life of Mark Twain resemble the life of Huck he creates? How do you know it? Yes. Often the lives of writers resemble the lives of the characters they create. Mark Twain was no exception. 2. Why did Mark Twain work as a pilot on the Mississippi River? He arrived in New Orleans only to find there were no boats for South America. Forced to change his plans, he worked as a pilot. 3. What established the reputation Mark Twain still enjoys today? Twain’s vivid and amusing descriptions of life on the river established the reputation he still enjoys today.
Often the lives of writers __________ the lives of the characters they create. Mark Twain was _______ _________. To start with, his name is an __________. Mark Twain led an ___________ life. As an adolescent, he was determined to ________________ in South America. When he arrived in New Orleans he found that there were no boats for South America. _________ to change his plans, he worked as a pilot on the Mississippi River for several years. As a journalist, Twain’s ________ and amusing description of life on the river became popular and established the __________ he still enjoys today. resemble no exception invention adventurous make his fortune Forced vivid reputation
1. writers resemble characters they create no exception name—an invention 2. lead an adventurous life make his fortune (South America) arrive in New Orleans—no boats forced to change plans— a pilot 3.journalist—vivid and amusing description popular establish the reputation ｛ ｛
Naughty( 调皮的 ) Play jokes on others Kind / Help others Dislike school & church Like free & adventurous life Dream of becoming a pirate ( 海盗 ) Describe a group of children Interesting/amusing/vivid Similar to the childhood life of Mark Twain Lack love & care of his parents The life of the small town (Tom lives) on the Mississippi River resembles the life of the whole America ( 美国生活的缩影 ) Popular with readers of all ages
Mark Twain's classic satirical short story A poor and honest young man Henry Adams gets a one-million bank note from two brothers. The two want to know if money can change the life of a poor man. One believes that money is useless to any poor man; the other believes that money is very Useful and it can change a poor man’s life. After receiving the note, the man’s life changes a lot. The book tells us how useful the money is. Money talks! ( 有钱能使鬼推磨 )
Mark twain liked to play jokes on others. But once a joke was played on him. One day Mark Twain was invited to give a talk in a small town in the morning. At lunch he met a young man, one of his friends. The young man said that he had an uncle with him. He told Mark Twain that his uncle never laughed or smiled, and that nobody or nothing was able to make his uncle laugh,” You bring your uncle to my talk this evening,” said Mark Twain.” “ I’m sure I can make him laugh.” That evening the young man and his uncle sat in the front. Mark Twain began to speak. He told several funny stories and made everyone in the room laugh. But the man never even smiled. Mark Twain continued to tell his funny stories. Finally he stopped. He was tired and quite disappointed. Some days later, Mark Twain told another friend of his about what had happened. ”Oh,” said his friend,” I know that man. He’s been deaf for years.” Why did the man’s uncle never smile?
Mark Twain’s Absent-mindedness( 健忘 ) One day, the famous American writer Mark Twain was riding in a train. Shortly after the train pulled out of ( 离开 )the station, the conductor( 列车员 ) came to examine tickets. When he came to Twain’s seat, he found the writer fast asleep. He woke him up and said, “Excuse me, sir, may I have a look at your ticket, please?” Mark Twain looked for the ticket in all his pockets, but without success. The conductor, who knew the familiar face of the writer, said, “It doesn’t really matter if you can’t find it. Show me your ticket on your journey back.” “Oh, it doesn’t matter very much to you, but it matters very much to me. I must find my ticket, otherwise how will I know where I’m going to get off?”
Daniel· Defoe 丹尼尔笛福 English novelist & journalist His life is full of Adventures. One of the world's most popular adventure novels Based on a true story of a Scottish sailor
《哈利 · 波特与魔法石》哈利 · 波特与魔法石 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone 《哈利 · 波特与密室》哈利 · 波特与密室 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 《哈利 · 波特与阿兹卡班的囚徒》哈利 · 波特与阿兹卡班的囚徒 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 《哈利 · 波特与火焰杯》哈利 · 波特与火焰杯 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 《哈利 · 波特与凤凰社》哈利 · 波特与凤凰社 Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix 《哈利 · 波特与混血王子》哈利 · 波特与混血王子 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 《哈利 · 波特与死亡圣器》哈利 · 波特与死亡圣器 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
J. K. Rowling —British author Adventures of Harry Potter The idea for Harry Porter—on a delayed train
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. —Mark Twain 20 年后， 让你觉得更失望的不是你做过的事情， 而是你没有做过的事情。 所以，解开帆索， 从安全的港湾里扬帆出行吧。 乘着信风，去探索，去梦想，去发现