What would you like to know before you go to a new school?
TopicQuestion The course you will study The time of the course Where and what you can eat Where you will study What activities you can do Travel to the school other 3a Imagine you’re going on a short study vacation at a school in an English-speaking country. What would you like to know before you go? Write some polite, indirect questions about the following topics.
3b Write a polite letter to the school asking for the information you want to know. Use your notes in 3a. In your letter, you should: introduce yourself say when you are coming politely ask for information thank the person for helping you Use the following expressions to help you: My name is... and I’m from... I’ll be coming to your school for... I’d like to know about... I would like to thank you for... I’m looking forward to your reply.
I look forward to your reply. 我期待您的回复。 (1)look forward to 表示 “ 盼望 ; 期待 ” ，相当于 expect ，特指以特别愉快的心情期待着。 其 中 to 为介词，后面接 V-ing 形式。 译 : 我期待着再次见到你。 误： I’m looking forward to see you again. 正： I’m looking forward to seeing you again (2)reply 用作名词，意为 “ 答复 ” ，相当于 answer, 表示 “...... 的答复 ” 时， reply 与 answer 都需要与 to 连用。 ► I received no reply/answer to my request. 我的要求没有收到任何答复。
① reply 用作不及物动词，意为 “ 回答，回 复 ” ， reply to sb./sth. 表示 “ 对某人 / 某事作 出回答 ” 。 用作及物动词，其后可接宾语从句。 ► She cried, but didn’t reply. 她哭了，但没有回答。 ► He didn’t reply to my letter. 他没有回复我的信。 ② answer 作及物动词，其后可直接跟名词或代 词作宾语。 ► Please answer my question. 请回答我的问题。
11. You’re always in a rush to get to school on time. 你为了能准时到达学校总是急匆匆 的。 on time 意为 “ 准时；按时 ” ，相当于 : at the right time 。 ► Please don't be late. Come here on time. 请别迟到，准时来这里。
① in time 意为 “ 及时 ” 。 ► The man was just in time for the plane. 那个人正好赶上了航班。 ② at times 意为 “ 有时 ” 相当于 sometimes. ► I go to school without breakfast at times. 有时我不吃早饭就去上学。
③ by the time 意为 “ 到 …… 时候；到 …… 之前 ” ► By the tune we got to the cinema, the film had begun. 我们到达电影院时，电影已经开始了。 ④ at the same time 意为 “ 同时 ” 。 ► The twins always go to bed at the same time. 这对双胞胎总是同时上床睡觉。
Sample Dear sir/ madam, My name is Li Jie and I’m from Beijing, China. I’ll be coming to your school for a short study vacation this year. I’d like to know more about your school and the courses I can take. First, I would like to find out exactly how long the course is and when it will begin. I wonder if you could send me the course outline and some information about the course fees.
Could you please also give me some information about student housing and transport to your school? In addition, it would be interesting for me to know about the activities that students can take part in and the places where they can hang out and have their meals after school. I would like to thank you for your help and I’m looking forward to your reply. Yours faithfully, Lie Jie
1.Your friend invite you to attend his/ her birthday party. Write a polite letter to your friend asking for more details. 2.Preview the new words and expressions. 3.Preview the Unit 4.