Text I,Unwillingly on Holiday
This text mainly describes how a
boy went on a holiday unwillingly,Tom
and his brother Peter were very good
friends and they planned to play
together in their garden during the
summer holidays,butt unfortunately,
Peter caught the measles and Tom was
forced to be sent to his uncle’s house to
spend the holiday because the measles
is a very contagious disease,
On the day to leave,Tom looked at
the garden,reluctant to leave,How
would he miss Peter and the garden!
Tom showed his unwillingness
obviously by crying to his mother that
he would rather have had measles with
Peter than be sent to away and by
sitting in hostile silence in the car,At
the thought of being cooped up in his
uncle’s small flat with no gardens and
no friends,he felt very upset,
Introduction(3),about the author
Philippa Pearce has been a
scriptwriter-producer for the BBC,a
children's book editor and reviewer,a
lecturer,a storyteller and freelance
writer for radio and newspapers as well
as writing some of the best-loved books
of the 20th century,She won a
Carnegie Medal for Tom's Midnight
Garden and a Whitbread Prize for The
Battle Of Bubble And Squeak.
Introduction(4),about the author
Philippa Pearce is considered
one of the outstanding
children’s writers of the
twentieth century,She has
created a string of classic
Midnight Garden,Minnow on
the Say and The Battle of
Bubble and Squeak,Critics
praise her genius in seeing
the world through a child’s
eye and tapping into the fear,
isolation and strong emotions
Introduction(5),about the author
scriptwriter & producer,
First Book for young
people,Minnow on the
1,Is going on holiday generally a pleasant
or a painful experience?
2,Who might be going on holiday?
3,Where might be the person be going on
holiday? To a flat in the city or a cottage
in the countryside?
4,Why might be person be going on
holiday unwillingly? Is he / she going to
be cooped up in a place?
This text is a narration,It tells us
1),What happened to Tom?
2),When did it happen?
3),Where did it happen?
4),Why did it happen?
5),The result of the story.
The main idea of the text is Tom Long
was unhappy to be sent to his uncle’s
house because his brother was down
with the measles,
a narrative or record of events 记述，报告：一
a reason given for a particular action 理由：某
to constitute the governing or primary factor:
Bad weather accounted for the long delay.
on account of
because of; for the sake of:
,We got married on account of the baby”
“我们因为孩子的缘故而结婚。” (安妮 ·泰
on no account
under no circumstances
on (one's) own account
on one's own; by oneself
He wants to work on his own account.
take into account
to take into consideration; allow for
to look steadily,intently,and with fixed
a steady,fixed look
These verbs mean to look long and intently,
Gaze refers to prolonged looking that is often
indicative of wonder,fascination,awe,or
gazing at the stars;
gazed into her eyes,To stare is to gaze fixedly;
the word can indicate curiosity,boldness,
注视着她的眼睛。 Stare 指固定地凝视； 这个词暗示好
stared at them in disbelief;
staring into the distance,
Gape suggests a prolonged open-mouthed
look reflecting amazement,awe,or lack of
tourists gaping at the sights,To glare is to fix
another with a hard,piercing stare,
游客们张大嘴看着景色。 Glare 指以一种热切的、
He glared furiously at me when I
contradicted him,Topeer is to look
peered through her spectacles at the
contract,To ogle is to stare in an
amorous,usually impertinent manner,
construction workers on their lunch hour
ogling passing women,
3,as a rule,usually; more often than not
As a rule,most college students can
finish their thesis in May and graduate
4,cling to,stick to
Girls often cling to their boyfriends out of fear at
the cold and ark night,
5,would rather,prefer to do sth,
would rather + do
would rather + (that) sb,did sth.
Would rather is a set phrase to be followed by
an infinitive without to,The structure is would
rather … than.
I would rather have had measles with Peter
than go somewhere else in holiday,
Tom would rather stay with his brother,
The teacher would rather the monitor went
He would rather stay at home reading than go
to the movie,
They would rather I came tomorrow.
6,If only he’d beat me,--- How I wish he would
beat me! If only is often used to introduce an
exclamation expressing an unfulfilled
condition at present,in the past or in the
future,The verb is generallly in the past or
the past perfect.
If only I had a chance to live my
childhood once again,
If only I had applied for the job,
If only she had had a lot in common with
7,If,standing alone on the back doorstep,
Tom allowed himself to weep tears,
they were tears of anger,
If means although or though,leading an
adverbial of concession.
If she is poor,at least she
is not snobbish.
The law applies to all Asian
countries and China is
9,cottage and flat
An Unforgettable Experience
The unforgettable experiences might be:
1,working as a carpenter and making a
2,swimming for 2 kilometers in a river without
stopping to take a rest
3,working as a lifeguard in a swimming pool or
at the seaside
4,picnicking in the woods
5,having an outing with former middle school
An Unforgettable Experience
Sentence frames for supporting ideas:
1,It was the first time I had ever …
2,It taught me that …
3,It made me realize that …
4,I have got to know that …
1,Finish the exercises in your workbook.
2,Write a letter according to the
requirements in the textbook.
3,Sum up the contents we have learned