article Review Part success (n.) successful(a.) succeed (v.) appear information mean print publish definition power achievement (n.) respect achieve (v.) confuse equal intelligent reward
Aims 1 Read and understand the text. Language points: She is said… I wish that 2 Discuss and state your opinion about success simply. Grammar: the use of general form and perfect form of infinitive Phrases: a large number of a great many confuse … with ask for pass on
Analyse the Text What is success? Ann Landers articles appear every day in a large number of newspapers. She is said to have thousands of readers. People write to tell her their problems, to ask for help, and sometimes to ask her to pass on information to other readers. Each day the newspapers print a few of these letters with Anns answers. Here is an example:
1 She is said to have thousands of readers. She is said… It is said that she has thousands of readers. People say that she has thousands of readers. It is reported (thought, believed, announced, etc.) (to do) e.g. We are glad to see her back. He asked me to help him with his homework. (to have done) e.g. Its nice to have met you. He is said to have invented the machine by himself.
According to Layer 1 1 What does Ann Landers do ? Why ? 4 How to understand the last sentence Here is an example.? 2 Is Ann Landers a popular writer ? Why ? 3 What are the readers purposes to write to her ?
Dear Ann Landers: A long time ago you published an article about success. Will you please run it again? Southern Banker · run His play is running in New York now and I hope it runs for years. The novel has run into ten editions. e.g. Is that film still running? According to Layer 2 What is Southern Bankers purpose for writing this letter ?
Dear Banker: Success is a word with a thousand definitions. For some it means power; for others it is fame or great achievements. A great many people confuse success with money. But my mail shows clearly [that there are thousands of rich people (who have failed) and / an equal number of successes (who dont have much in the bank).] The following definition of success was sent to me by a reader. I wish I had written it.
e.g. I wish I had stayed at home yesterday. I wish that that e.g. I wish I were a bird. I wish I had her telephone number. would+ e.g. I wish he would try again. He wishes I would help him.
According to Layer 3 1 Do you think success is a simple topic ? Why ? 2 How do people usually think of success ? 3 Whats Ann Landers opinion about success? How do you understand it ? 4 What proofs does Ann Landers use to support her opinion ? Why ?
To laugh often and love much, To win the respect of intelligent persons and the love of children, To give of oneself without any thought of reward, To find the best in others,
To enjoy beauty, To have played, laughed, and sung, To have achieved something: brought up a child, or grown a garden, To know [that at least one life has been happier or better (because you have lived) ],
Whats the profound meaning of the readers definition about success ? Can you use simple words to cover the definitions of success ? Love Happiness Achievement Success
Look at the pictures and state your opinion about success.
Somebody Somebody did a golden deed; Somebody proved a friend in need; Somebody sang a beautiful song; Somebody smile the whole day long; Somebody thought, Tis sweet to live; Somebody said, Im glad to give; Somebody fought a valiant fight; Somebody lived to shield the right; Was that somebody you?