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1 Going Home Pete HamillCulture Background about the text & authorsing the songabout Florida & New Jersey & Howard Johnson’sin-class discussionText appreciation structure analysis characters & writing skillsLanguage understanding sentence paraphrase word study
2 Going Home about the text The text is based on “Yellow Ribbon”, a story written in the 1960’s by Pete Hamill, a successful American journalist and author.
3 Going Home about the author Pete Hamill was born in Brooklyn, N. Y. in 1935.In 1960, he went to work as a reporterfor the New York Post. He has wonmany journalistic awards.
9 What does the yellow ribbon symbolize? those waiting for the return of a loved one or of military troops who are temporarily unable to come home
10 TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLD OAK TREE (a popular American song)
11 I'm coming home I've done my time Now I've got to know what is and isn't mineIf you received my letter telling you I'd soon be freeThen you'll know just what to do if you still want meIf you still want me
12 Oh tie a yellow ribbon round the old oak tree It's been three long years do you still want meIf I don't see a ribbon round the old oak treeI'll stay on the bus forget about us put the blame on meIf I don't see a yellow ribbon round the old oak tree
13 Bus driver please look for me 'Cause I couldn't bear to see what I might seeI'm really still in prison and my love she holds the keyA simple yellow ribbon's what I need to set me freeI wrote and told her please
14 Oh tie a yellow ribbon round the old oak tree It's been three long years do you still want meIf I don't see a ribbon round the old oak treeI'll stay on the bus forget about us put the blame on meIf I don't see a yellow ribbon round the old oak tree
15 Now the whole damn bus is cheering And I can't believe I seeA hundred yellow ribbons’ round the old oak treeI'm coming home
17 Florida the "Sunshine State" Abbreviation: FL Florida is one of the leading tourist states in theUnited States. Great stretches of sandy beachesand a warm, sunny climate make Florida a yearround vacationland. People enjoy swimming,fishing and water skiing in the inland and coastalwaters. Major attractions include Disney World,Miami Beach.
21 The Howard Johnson Story The world of 28 flavors...Someone you know wherever you go...Landmark for hungry AmericansThe Howard Johnson StoryCome join us on a walk down memory lane. How did this American Institution, Howard Johnson's, get started. It's a fascinating story...
22 In-class Discussion1. What do you think Vingo had done that got him in prison?2. How do you think Vingo behaved in prison? What do you think he wanted to do after his release?3. What kind of person do you think his wife was? Why didn’t she write to Vingo?4. Do you think the ability to forgive and forget is important in human relationships?
23 Text Appreciation Structure of the text Part 1 (para. 1- ) : 4 The introduction of the setting and the characters.4Where Vingo was going and what for, and how the young people got interested in what was going to happen.5-910-12Vingo was forgiven and welcomed home.
24 Text Appreciation Main Characters ②Vingo: ③Vingo’s wife: ①the young people:②Vingo:③Vingo’s wife:active, talkative, happy, consideratesad, worried, nervous, silentwonderful, strong-willed, kind-hearted, capable
25 Text Appreciation Writing Skills 1. detailed and vivid description of the appearance of Vingo2. keeping the reader in suspense until the very end3. happy ending4. in rhetoric
26 Text Appreciation Writing Skills the young people, quite a lot of present participles, to indicate liveliness and joyfulness.-dreaming of golden beaches and sea tides-waiting for the approach of the great oak tree-screaming and shouting and crying, doing … ...Vingo, past participles, to indicate his sadness, nervousness, and his control of feelings.-dressed in a plain, ill-fitting suit-frozen into complete silence-He sat rooted in his seat-Vingo sat there stunned, looking at the oak tree
27 Language Understanding —— sentence paraphrase They were dreaming of golden beaches and tides of the sea as the grey, cold spring of New York vanished behind them.It was a grey, cold day in spring. As the bus left New York City, these young people were thinking about what they would enjoy in Florida-- the golden beaches and tides of the sea.
28 Language Understanding —— sentence paraphrase He sat in front of the young people, his dusty face masking his age, dressed in a plain brown suit that did not fit him.He sat in front of the young people. You could hardly tell how old he was because his face was covered with dust.
29 Language Understanding —— sentence paraphrase He kept chewing the inside of his lip a lot, frozen into complete silence:He kept biting the inside part of his lip, sat there completely speechless as if frozen up.
30 Language Understanding —— sentence paraphrase She’s a wonderful woman, really something: She is a wonderful woman, a really good, remarkable woman.Something: a thing or a person of some value or importance-He considers himself to be something, but actually he is nothing._He thinks he is something, since he was elected chairman of the committee.
31 Language Understanding —— sentence paraphrase When I was sure the parole was coming through:When I was certain that the conditional release from prison was to be approved by the authorities
32 Language Understanding —— sentence paraphrase She told the others, and soon all of them were in it, caught up in the approach of Brunswick:She told other boys and girls, and soon they all learnt Vingo’s experience, they were all interested in the coming of Brunswick.
33 Language Understanding —— sentence paraphrase Now they were 20 miles from Brunswick, and the young people took the windows seats on the right side, waiting for the approach of the great oak tree:Now they were only 20 miles away from the town, and the young people all sat by the window, waiting for the coming of the big oak tree.
34 Language Understanding —— sentence paraphrase Vingo stopped looking, tightening his face, as if fortifying himself against still another disappointment:Vingo moved his eyes away from the window, and his face again became expressionless as if he was trying to find the courage to face another possible blow, another disappointment in his life.
35 Language Understanding —— sentence paraphrase the ex-con’s mask: the expression of a former prisoner trying to hide his true feelingsto fortify oneself (against sb./sth.): to make oneself feel stronger or braver
36 Language Understanding —— sentence paraphrase Then suddenly all of the young people were up out of their seats, screaming and shouting and crying, doing small dances, shaking clenched fists in triumph and exaltation. All except Vingo.Then all of a sudden, all the young people left their seats and began doing all sorts of things they could think of to express their happiness and excitement. Vingo alone remained still.
37 Language Understanding —— word study freeze: become unfriendly in manner-After their quarrel, they sat in frozen silence.-She gave me a freezing look.
38 Language Understanding —— word study pull into: (of a vehicle) arrive at (a station); move in towards-The train pulled into the station on the stroke of 12.-Let’s pull into the parking lot and have a rest.
39 Language Understanding —— word study to engage sb. in sth.: to make sb. take part in sth., eg.She tried to engage her roommate in a philosophical discussion.engagementengagedengaging
40 Language Understanding —— word study ①wonder about: feel curious about; be doubtful aboutJohn says he didn’t do it, but I am still wondering about that.②rooted: fixedThe boy stood rooted to the spot.He had a deeply rooted belief in free trade.
41 Language Understanding —— word study retreat into/to: yield; move back to-The soldiers were ordered to retreat to safer positions.-At last we forced the enemy to retreat into the mountains from the town.
42 Language Understanding —— word study The preposition “in” is often used to show a state or condition.Vingo nodded in ...He sat in complete …… shaking clenched fists in …but then some boys began to glance at me in …Good God! I was in …Compare:He thanked her and retreated into his silence.Vingo stopped looking, tightening his face into the ex-con’s mask.
43 Language Understanding —— word study come throughi. arrive as expected-Has the train come through?ii. appear; show clearly-We are waiting for the results of the entrance exam to come through.
44 Language Understanding —— word study be caught up in: be completely absorbed inI was caught up in conversation with a friend when someone knocked at the door.He was caught up in the story he was reading that he forgot it was time for supper.
45 Language Understanding —— word study fortify against: strengthen (sth. or oneself) so as to be able to deal with (sth. such as an attack)Have some hot ginger soup to fortify yourself against cold.
46 Language Understanding —— word study make one’s way to/through/across/along:go forward with difficultyThey made their way through the crowd.I made my way to the center of the town.
47 Homework Finish the exercises after the text. Recite the required paragraphs.Written work: choose five phrases from the text to make up a story.