Presentation on theme: "The Light Stuff Douglas Colligan. General Questions 1. What is the light stuff? 2. Pick out the keywords. 3. What type of text is it? 4. What is the main."— Presentation transcript:
General Questions 1. What is the light stuff? 2. Pick out the keywords. 3. What type of text is it? 4. What is the main idea? 5. How is the text structured? 6. What is the problem/solution? 7. Guess the meaning of the words. Absence of gravity, zero-g, weightlessness Gravity, astronaut, space, technology Major text types How to cope with zero-g to…? Text Patterns Details
Four Major Text Types Narration Description Exposition Argumentation 记叙文 a movie 描述文 a picture 说明文 a lecture 议论文 a debate
Major Text Patterns Sequence / time Space Compare-contrast Advantage-dis. Cause-effect Problem-solution Sub-topics 顺序、时间 空间 比较 - 对比 利弊 因果 问题 - 解决 话题
Main ideas of paragraphs Para 1Problem Para 2Analysis Para 3Solution P 4-7Wearing P 8-12Eating P 13Hygiene P 14-5Sleeping P 16-7Exercising P 18-9Living P 20-1Evaluation Paragraphs are related to each in different degrees with a part and a whole text.
Structural Diagram The Light Stuff 2 Analysis 20-21 Evaluation 3-19 Solution 1 Problem 3 General 18-9 Live 16-7 Exercise 13 Hygiene 8-12 Eat 4-7 Wear 14-5 Sleep
Vocabulary Guess or explain the meaning. Cocoon, weird, outfit, meticulously, elasticized pleats, vengeance, congeal, gobbets, chili, utensil, engorge, numb, hygiene, suction, squirt, scrub, globule, strap, laden, exhale, billow, ingenious treadmill, regiment, anchor, hover, perspiration, tone, bizarre, unscrew, screwdriver, bolt, brace, somersault, stoop, quasi-fetal slouch, flotsam … As some visionaries project, … what to make of the complaint. How well this kind of… Connective words