Presentation on theme: "Unit 3 The Present College English Book 1. Yesterday is history, Tomorrow is mystery, Today is a gift, That's why we call it present. --Spencer Johnson."— Presentation transcript:
Yesterday is history, Tomorrow is mystery, Today is a gift, That's why we call it present. --Spencer Johnson The Present
Present Id like to send Mary a wedding present. Im afraid I cant help you at present - Im too busy. There are 200 people present at the meeting. He presented her with a bunch of flowers. As a noun, it means___________________________. It also means __________________ when taken as a noun. As an adjective, it means_______________________. As a verb, it means___________________________. To sum up: thing given or received as a gift the time now passing to give or hand over sth. to sb. being in the particular place
Unit 3 The Present Teaching Plan Lead-In Text Analysis Assignment
Lead-In: What present is the one you desire to get on your birthday?
What present is the one an old lady want on her birthday?
The old ladys 80 th birthday The old lady Mrs. Morrison Mrs. Grant Johnnie EnidMyra Setting
Expectation Disappointment Text Analysis Changes of the old ladys feelings and actions Up early, sure of something best dress, might come Even if, send a present Seldom wrote, busy
Different Attitudes towards the old lady Mrs. Morrison Mrs. Grant Johnnie given the flat an extra clean yesterday brought a card and a bunch of marigolds made a cake and in the afternoon she was going down there to tea a packet of mints he wouldnt go out to play until the post had come.
What would she like? A pair of slippers perhaps. Or a new cardigan. A cardigan would be lovely. Blues such a pretty color. Jim had always liked her in blue. Or a table lamp. Or a book, a travel book, with pictures, or a little clock, with clear black numbers. So many lovely things. So many lovely things. I guess youll get lots and lots of presents, he said, I did last week when I was six. There were so many nice things the old woman wanted to have, but she would be very pleased to get any kind of birthday present from her daughter. Then what did she get from her only daughter?
Expectation Disappointment Expectation Text Analysis Changes of the old ladys feelings and actions best dress, might come Even if, send a present Four envelopes No parcel, Johnnie? Parcel was too large to come by post
Almost reluctantly she tore the envelope open. Folded in the card was a piece of paper. Written on the card was a message under the printed Happy Birthday --- Buy yourself something nice with the cheque, Myra and Harold. printed
The cheque fluttered to the floor like a bird with a broken wing. Slowly the old lady stooped to pick it up. Her present, her lovely present. With trembling fingers she tore it into little bits. Her present, her lovely present.
Expectation Disappointment Expectation Desperation Text Analysis Changes of the old ladys feelings and actions Tore it into bits, trembling
helpful, kind, warm-hearted considerate, thoughtful thoughtless Johnnie Mrs. Morrison Mrs. Grant Enid Myra Analysis of each character
Blood is thicker than water. Our parents and relatives are more important to us than others. Theme What they want is just our company.