2Section 1 Before You Read What do you usually do after class?I do:I don’t do:
3Section 1 Before You Read Look up these words in a dictionary.footballcomparecomplainpushypressureorganizedfreedom查字典是学习的好办法. 但是因为语境的原因,有时候给你的意思是错误的.因此,最好是用学习字典,帮助你理解单词在不同的语境下的意思.
4Section 2 While You Read Life for Cathy Taylor’s three children is very busy. Their school days are busyenough. After school, though, Cathy takesthe two boys from football to basketball.Then she has to take her daughter to pianolessons. The tired children don’t get homeuntil 7 pm. They have a quick supper, andit’s time for homework.生活对于Cathy Taylor的三个孩子来说是非常忙碌的.这些疲倦的孩子们要到晚上7点才得到家.
5Section 2 While You Read The Taylors are like many American and British parents. They take their childrenfrom activity to activity, and try to fit asmuch as possible into their kids’ lives. Doctorssay many children are under too muchpressure. Teachers complain about teachingtired kids in the classroom.他们把孩子从一个活动送到另一个活动.竭尽全力把孩子的生活填满.在繁重的压力下.
6Section 2 While You Read Most children take part in after-school clubs. Activities include sports, languagelearning, music, and math classes. Pushyparents are nothing new, but now parentsseem to push their children a lot more.Parents see other children doing a lot ofthings, and they feel their own childrenshould do the same.固执的家长们没有新的变化, 但是更多的家长把孩子们推向这些压力之下.
7Section 2 While You Read Linda Miller, a mother of three in London, knows all about such pressure.“In some families, competition starts froma very young age,” she says. “Mothers sendtheir kids to all other children. It’s crazy.People shouldn’t push their kids so hard.”人们不应该凶狠的把他们的孩子们推向这种压力下.
8Section 2 While You Read Dr Alice Green agrees. She also says that these children may find it hard to thinkfor themselves when they are older. “Parentsare trying to plan their kids’ lives for them.When these kids are adults, they might findit difficult to plan things for themselves.”这些孩子们就会发现当他们长大后要自己思考问题是多么困难的事.家长们总是尽力为他们的孩子们计划事情.但是当孩子们成年后就回发现自己计划事情很困难.
9Section 2 While You Read Parents should learn to give their kids a bit more time to themselves. On the one hand,children need organized activities. On theother hand, they also need time and freedomto relax, and they need time to do things bythemselves.
10Section 3 After You Read Is the situation the same in China? American and British children do manyafter- school activities.Many children are under pressure.Parents these days push their childrenmuch harder than before.Competition between families starts at ayoung age.Children should have free time to relax.
11Section 3 After You Read Questions: When do you feel under pressure? Pressure is a serious problem in today’sworld. What should we do to relax.Let’s discuss.Questions:When do you feel under pressure?What should you do to relax?