# Audio-Visual English Course (2008-2009 1st Semester) Unit 4 At the Movies 3 rd Class.

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Audio-Visual English Course (2008-2009 1st Semester) Unit 4 At the Movies 3 rd Class

Section 1 What’s the Story  Activity 1 Listen to the story and take notes in the space provided below. Do not try to write down every word! Only write down important points.

Section 1 What’s the Story  Activity 2 Listen to the story again and answer the following questions with the help of your notes.  1. What kind of an animal is this story about?  2. Does the reporter work for a radio station?  3. How many legs does the pigs have?  4. What question does the reporter keep asking?  5. Does the pig know how to multiply?  6. How did the pig keep the thief from escaping?  7. Whose life did the pig save?  8. What happened to the pig’s missing leg?

Section 1 What’s the Story  Activity 3 With your partner, take turns retelling the story. Use your notes from Activity 1 and the answers to the questions in Activity 2.  Words and expressions for reference  hobble v. 蹒跚 three-legged  barnyard 畜棚场  multiplication tables 乘法表 ; 乘法, 增加, ( 动, 植的 ) 繁殖, 增殖 multi- 表示 “ 多，多种，多个 ” 之义 multiple, multiply  break into  hook 钩, 吊钩 dial  drown v. 溺死, 淹死 vt. 淹没  pond rescue at once

Section 1 What’s the Story (Script for Reference)  There once was a famous pig. One day a newspaper reporter visited the pig’s farm to research the famous pig. The reporter saw a 3-legged pig hobbling around the barnyard. Is that the famous pig, asked the reporter. Yes, said the farmer, now that is one very smart pig. It can do math and even do the multiplication tables all the way to 12 x 12! Impressive, said the reporter. Tell me – why does the pig have only 3 legs? Once that pig caught a thief breaking into my farmhouse, said the farmer, the pig knocked the phone off the hook with its nose and dialed the police, then sat on the thief until the police got there to arrest him.

Section 1 What’s the Story (Script for Reference)  I see, said the reporter, but why does the pig have 3 legs? And another time, continued the farmer, that pig saved the life of my own son. The pig saw my boy drowning in the pond, and it jumped right in and rescued him. Wow, said the reporter, I see why your pig is so famous. But you still haven’t told me why it has only 3 legs. A pig like that, replied the farmer, you don’t eat it all at once.

Section 2 A Film Clipping King Tut’s Final Secrets  Activity 1 Watch the visual program for the overall meaning.  1.  2.  3.  4.  5.

Section 2 A Film Clipping  Script for reference  You know, from this place, it starts the word "curse". If this tomb was not discovered, we will never hear about this word "curse", and we will never be here in this tomb talking about the curse.  November 1922, a British archeologist named Howard Carter is exploring the valley of the kings. For 5 years, Carter's team has been searching for a royal tomb with no luck.

Section 2 A Film Clipping  Then on the morning of November 4th, a boy from the village notices something strange. The first step of a crypt. It is the find of a lifetime. The find of several lifetimes. The first intact royal tomb ever discovered in Egypt. But as the workers haul out artifacts, some wonder if the archeologists are desecrating the tomb.  In the backstreets of Cairo, rumors began to circulate. It all starts with the canary.

Section 2 A Film Clipping  Script for reference  Carter's pet has been adopted by the workmen for good luck. But on the same day that Carter and his wealthy patron, Lord Carnarvon, open the tomb, workers discover the bird dead. Killed, some say, by a cobra, the symbol of the pharaohs.  A commentator in the London Times proclaims: the curse of the pharaoh has struck. 6 weeks after the official opening of the burial chamber, Lord Carnarvon is found dead in his hotel room. At the same moment it said, the entire electric power grate of Cairo fails.

Section 2 A Film Clipping  Script for reference  Then, one by one, others associated with the excavation starts to die. Carnarvon's brother, from blood poisoning. American railroad magnate Jean Goo and French Egyptologist George Benedit who visited the crypt. Even an assistant, labeling artifacts from the file. Four, five, six deaths, all linked to Tut. The legend of King Tut's curse is born.  Word List: crypt: n. 土窖, 地下室, 地穴 desecrate: vt. 亵渎, 污辱, 把 ( 神物 ) 供俗用 excavation: n. 挖掘, 发掘, 挖掘成的洞, 出土文物 magnate: n. 大资本家, 巨头, 富豪, 要人

Section 2 A Film Clipping  Background Information  King Tut: King Tutankhamun ，图坦卡蒙法老。古埃及最 年轻的法老，其死因已经成为千古谜团。 对大部分图坦卡门墓的发掘者而言，笼罩在头顶上挥之不 去的恶梦，从他们进入坟墓的那一刻就开始了：在其后的 一段时间里，他们一个接一个地要么死去，要么患病， “ 法老的诅咒 ” 由此而生。  cobra ：眼镜蛇。是法老的保护神，传说它能向法老的敌 人喷出火焰  Was King Tut murdered? This astonishing high-tech investigation unwraps the mystery of his death and reveals for the first time the face of the legendary "boy king."

Section 3 Quiz  Activity 1 Listen to the three sections of Quiz 1 and finish the corresponding tasks.  Words and expressions Section I  sell out resemble  FIFA abbr. Federation Internationale de Football Association 国际足 球联盟  parking lot 停车区  school lot 校址  wood lot 小块林地 inn hotel  thrilling  VCR abbr. Video Cassette Recorder 录像机  DVD abbr. Digital Video Disk  use…to full potential

Section 3 Quiz  Activity 1 Listen to the three sections of Quiz 1 and finish the corresponding tasks.  Words and expressions  Section II  Walt Disney (story)  make extra money  reject attempt to enlist for military service  represent under age ambulance cartoons pursue commercial art fall bankrupt feats motion picture legend ideal popularity

Section 3 Quiz  Activity 1 Listen to the three sections of Quiz 1 and finish the corresponding tasks.  Words and expressions  Section III  death do us part = we are parted by death  do 给予；提供；带来  We must do him justice. 我们不可冤枉他。  Will you do me a favor? 你能帮我个忙吗？  baby 婴儿 ; 幼小的动物  孩子气的人 ; 胆怯的人  男孩 ; 家伙  [ 美俚 ] 姑娘 ; 女朋友  得意的杰作或喜爱的东西

Section 3 Quiz  Activity 1 Listen to the three sections of Quiz 1 and finish the corresponding tasks.  Words and expressions  spare adj. 多余的, 剩下的, 备用的 spare time/tyre/partsv. 节约, 节省, 不伤害, 宽恕, 分让, 提供给某人  spared herself the trouble of going. 她省却了去一趟的麻烦  spared no expense for the celebration. 这次庆祝活动费用不 加以限制  Can you spare ten minutes? 你能抽出十分钟吗 ?  We paid our bills and had money to spare 我们付帐后有节 余  spare no efforts [pains] 不遗余力  spare a rod, spoil a child.  spare uncertainty = with certainty / with no doubt

Section 3 Quiz  Keys for reference  1. C 2. B 3. A 4. B 5. C  6. C 7. A 8. C 9. A 10. A  11. death do us part  12. delighted  13. The magic of the movies  14. uncertainties  15. I think of the great talents alive and well and with us now.  16. I think of the United States and of the loves and friendships I’ve known here for more than half a century.  17. And I am deeply thankful.

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