Presentation on theme: "Unit 2 The Dinner Party Men are braver than Women??..."— Presentation transcript:
1 Unit 2 The Dinner PartyMen are braver than Women??...
2 A heated discussion about whether men are braver than woman is settled in a rather unexpected way.
3 The setting of the story was in India The setting of the story was in India. A young girl and a major had a heated discussion about how women would react to a crisis at a dinner party, which is given by a colonial official and his wife. Then one of the guests noticed a strange expression come over the face of the hostess and wondered what was happening. It so happened there was a cobra in the room and it was crawling across the feet of the hostess! In the end, the crisis was tackled in a perfect way. The crisis showed that women are able to face a crisis with perfect calmness and great self-control.
5 ContentsPre-activities: background info (India, Table setting, Cobra )Text Reading:When & where was the dinner party?Who were at the dinner party?What happened at the dinner party?What’s the intention of the author?Language learningPost-activities: food for thinking, writing
7 Background info --- India India used to be a British colonyThere lived many British officers and their familiesOn one hand, they were familiar with their living environment already.On the other hand, they still led a British social life ---- parties, social activities were never ignored.
8 Background info ---Table setting At a formal party, the order of the seats were stressed to show politeness to the guests.L M L M L ImMH HSImL M L M L ML M LH (8, 12, 16, 20, 24) ImMImL M HS
9 Background info --- cobra Snakes usually feed on small mammals, birds, reptiles or fish. Some snakes, like cobra, are poisonous and can kill with a single bite. Boas(蟒) suffocate (使窒息) their prey by wrapping tightly around it.
10 Background info --- cobra Cobras, also called “spectacled cobra”, are rather slow snakes. They can be found in some parts of African and Asia. A full-grown Indian cobra is nearly six feet long and about five inches around.
11 When & where? What was the dinning room like? Place: Time:shortly before WWIPlace:India --- a colonial official’s homeWhat was the dinning room like?
12 Dinning room spacious bare marble floor open rafters wide glass doors opening onto a verandalong table for 20
13 Who? The host and the hostess officers and their wives & a young girl and a majorThe visiting American naturalist
14 What happened at the dinner party? girl vs. majora spirited discussionhostlistened and likely to be involvedAm. naturalistwatchhostessmotioned to a native boy
15 the spirited discussion girlwoman have outgrown the jumping-on-a-chair-at-the-sight-of-a-mouse eramajorthey haven’twomen --- scream in any crisismen --- that last ounce of control countsAm. naturalist
16 Am. naturalist Watch whom? the other guests the hostess the native boy What did he respond to the situation?first impulse to jumpcounting test for better control
17 the hostess facial expression? action? strange --- staring straight ahead, muscle contractingaction?motioned to the native boy and whispered sth.
18 the native boy response? action? eyes widened, leave the room quickly place a bowl of milk on the veranda outside the open doorsWhat does this mean?Cobra!
19 the counting test want to know what control everyone at the table has count three hundred --- five minutesmove a muscle --- forfeit 50 rupeesWhat happened at the end of his counting?The cobra made for the milk.
20 end of story people’s reaction in the end? host’s remark? Screaminghost’s remark?An example of men’s perfect self-controlnaturalist’s reply?To the hostessHow did she know that a cobra was in the room?It was crawling across her foot.
21 What’s the intention of the author? (L2) “though any naturalist would know it couldn’t be”food for snakespurpose-orientedWho is braver, men or women?Generally speaking, men is stronger physically, but that doesn’t mean women are weak. They may behave very brave and calm in some cases, even in crisis.
22 Language learning heated unexpected shortly track down be seated bare & emptyspring up outgrowjumping-on-a-chair-at-the-sight-of-a-mouse erawhile feel like countjoin in contract motioncome to likely warnfrighten … into emerge ring outlight up
23 heated a. lively, spirited The two professors started a heated debate on whether intellectuals should go into business.It was a very heated argument and people were shouting at each other.
24 unexpected a. unthought of He made an unexpected appearance and took up two hours out of my limited time.The weather change is so unexpected that many people shudder in the wind.The old woman was shocked by the unexpected death of her son.
25 shortly (after/before) ad. soonHe sent me his address in Boston shortly before I left for the US.He died shortly after the car crash.
26 The magazine story, and the person…, I’ve never been able to track down. track down的宾语为“the magazine story, and the person who…” 起强调作用,密切上下句This the masses can understand.Everything young Albert touched he did well.
27 find by determined searching or hunting track downfind by determined searching or huntingDid the hunter manage to track down the wounded deer?They hope to track down the source of the infection (传染源).
28 be seated: sit down (not passive, but reveal state) Ladies and gentlemen, please be seated. (the performance is to begin soon)Be seated, folks, we’ll start our class soon.
29 bare & empty: bare a. 1) without clothing/covering to protect bare legs/waist, bare-foot doctor, bare floor, bare treeAfter years of efforts, those bare hills are now covered with young trees.2) basic, just only sufficientHis income can only buy the bare necessities of life.The candidate won the election by a bare majority.
30 empty a. 1) have nothing or nobody in or inside The streets were almost empty.He came back from fishing empty-handed.My mind seems completely empty of ideas. (~ of sth.)2) without sense or purposeempty words/ talk/ dreams/ promiseHe did not want to retire and had to lead an empty life.
31 arise, develop or grow quickly spring up:arise, develop or grow quicklyTowns have sprung up in those remote areas.When the problem was solved, another sprang up.
32 outgrow v. grow beyond or get rid of by growing old outgrow a childish habits/ one’s earlier interestsI have outgrown the craze for chasing stars.Bill has outgrown the fear of the dark.
33 jumping-on-a-chair-at-the-sight- of-a-mouse era (the era) when they would jump on a chair at the sight of a mousea not-so-easy-to-operate machinean always-say-no-to-anybody-girl
34 while 1) during the time that Never get on or off a bus while it is still moving.2) althoughWhile I can understand you, I can’t agree with you.3) whereasSome people waste food while others haven’t enough.4) as long asWhile you promise to be back earlier, I will let you go.
35 feel a desire for; be inclined for or to feel like:feel a desire for; be inclined for or toI feel like a big meal now.He is so sick today that he does not feel like having anything to eat.
36 count v. 1) say/name numbers in order The boy can count to 100 now. 2) calculate the total of sth.Has the votes been counted up yet?3) be of value or importance 很重要At the moment, every minute counts.Her opinion counts because of her experience.
37 take part in (an activity) join in:take part in (an activity)Nearly everyone joined in the discussion.Sarah never joins in; she always plays on her own.Note: We can either say “join in a game” or “join a game”, but we can only say “join the Party/the Youth League”.
38 contract v. 1) make or become tighter or narrower Her stomach contracted at the sight of a dead rat. (~ his forehead )The tunnel contracts to a narrow passageway as you go deeper.2) make or become smaller or shorterThe word “Madame” usu. contracts to “Mm.”The Government plans to contract its import.Note: contract/ contact/ contest/ content
39 give a signal by moving the hand or head motion v.give a signal by moving the hand or headThe manager motioned (to) me to a chair/ in/ away.He motioned to the waiter for his bill.He motioned me to sit down while talking into the phone.n. 1) signal by hand of headHe made a motion to let me sit down.2) movingThe clock is still in motion after twenty years.3) proposal to be discussed and votedThe Congress passed the motion to impeach the President.
40 return to consciousness come to:return to consciousnessWhen he came to, he found himself in a hospital.It was a long time before she came to -- her son has died.
41 likely a. probable 可能的 ad. probably 可能地 (多与most, very连用) Ms. White is a likely candidate for the job.This is a likely place for him to stay.ad. probably 可能地 (多与most, very连用)We will most likely be late.Very likely, he will forget all about it.
42 句型 sb. is likely to do sth. It is likely that… She is very likely to ring me tonight.He is much more likely to be in the library.It is highly likely that he will win the race.It is likely that she will quit the job.
43 ~ sb. of sth. / ~ sb. not to do sth. / ~ that … warn v.give notice of possible danger; inform in advance~ sb. of sth. / ~ sb. not to do sth. / ~ that …We had warned him of the danger but he turned a deaf ear to our warning.The children were warned not to open the door to a stranger.The whistle warned visitors that the ship was ready to sail.
44 frighten sb. into doing sth. They tried every means to frighten the old man into signing the paper.The little girl was frightened into screaming at the sight of the big green worm.(force, talk, shock, persuade, trick etc. 有同样用法)
45 come or appear from somewhere emerge v.come or appear from somewhereThe diver (swimmer) emerged from under the water in a minute.If the economy goes on like this, another crisis will emerge soon.
46 sound loudly and clearly ring out:sound loudly and clearlyCheers rang out from the group waiting in front of the building.The bell rang out when it got to the midnight of the New Year.
47 give light to; become or make bright light up:give light to; become or make bright照亮; (脸,眼)发亮,露出喜色The fire lit up the whole neighborhood.A smile of triumph lit up his face when the news came.
48 Words to Drill argument faint emerge likely impulse slightly slam barefaintlikelyslightlycontractheated
49 Words to Drill motion tone crawl host outgrow unexpected crisis image shortlywiden
50 Can you figure out some of them? Food for thinkingsocial rolesSocially, we are given different roles to play and different personalities/qualities to present since we were born as boys and girls.Can you figure out some of them?
51 Writing Write a short passage on “social roles” fixed structure: Men and women act different social roles in society. …Men are supposed to …While, women are supposed to …