郧阳师范高等专科学校:综合英语
发表时间:2019-12-30 作者:211大学网

Unit 2
郧阳师专英语系综合英语教研室
Text I,Unwillingly on Holiday
1,Introduction
2,Pre-reading
questions
3,Writing skills
4,Language points
5,Discussion
6,Homework
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Introduction(1)
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,
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Introduction(2)
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,
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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.
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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
titles,including Tom's
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
of childhood.
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Introduction(5),about the author
Born,Great Shelford,
Cambridgeshire
Jobs,Civil servant,radio
scriptwriter & producer,
book editor,reviewer,
lecturer,author
Lives,Great Shelford,
Cambridgeshire
First Book for young
people,Minnow on the
Say,1955
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Pre-reading Questions
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?
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Writing Skills
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,
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Language Points
1,account,
a narrative or record of events 记述,报告:一
叙述事件或事件的记录
a reason given for a particular action 理由:某
一特别行为的理由
account for
to constitute the governing or primary factor:
导致,引起:构成决定性的或主要的因素:
Bad weather accounted for the long delay.
长期的延缓是因为坏天气。
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on account of
because of; for the sake of:
由于;因为:
,We got married on account of the baby”
(Anne Tyler)
“我们因为孩子的缘故而结婚。” (安妮 ·泰
勒 )
on no account
under no circumstances
决不,绝对不:在任何条件下都不
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Language Points
on (one's) own account
for oneself
为了自身
on one's own; by oneself
单独;独自
He wants to work on his own account.
他想单独完成工作。
take into account
to take into consideration; allow for
考虑;顾及
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Language Points
2,gaze,v.intr.(不及物动词)
gazed,gaz.ing,gaz.es
to look steadily,intently,and with fixed
attention
凝视,注视:长久地、集中地看,集中注
意力地看
n.(名词)
a steady,fixed look
凝视,注视:长久,固定地看
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Language Points
gaze,stare,gape,glare,peer,ogle
These verbs mean to look long and intently,
这些词的意思是长久而又注意地看着。
Gaze refers to prolonged looking that is often
indicative of wonder,fascination,awe,or
admiration,
Gaze 通常指长时间充满迷恋、惊奇、敬畏或尊敬地看:
gazing at the stars;
观看星星;
gazed into her eyes,To stare is to gaze fixedly;
the word can indicate curiosity,boldness,
insolence,or stupidity,
注视着她的眼睛。 Stare 指固定地凝视; 这个词暗示好
奇、勇敢、无礼貌或愚蠢:
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Language Points
stared at them in disbelief;
怀疑地盯着他们;
staring into the distance,
心不在焉地盯着远方。
Gape suggests a prolonged open-mouthed
look reflecting amazement,awe,or lack of
intelligence,
Gape 暗示一种长久的、张大嘴的表情,显示惊
奇、敬畏或呆笨:
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、
凶猛的凝视盯着:
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Language Points
He glared furiously at me when I
contradicted him,Topeer is to look
narrowly,searchingly,and seemingly
with difficulty,
当我与他意见相反时,他生气地瞪我看。
Peer 指肤浅地、注意地、似乎带点困难
地看:
peered through her spectacles at the
contract,To ogle is to stare in an
amorous,usually impertinent manner,
通过她的眼镜看着合同。
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Ogle 指盯着,以一种多情的、尤其是无礼
的方式:
construction workers on their lunch hour
ogling passing women,
建筑工人在午饭时色迷迷地盯着经过的妇

3,as a rule,usually; more often than not
As a rule,most college students can
finish their thesis in May and graduate
in June,
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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,
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Tom would rather stay with his brother,
The teacher would rather the monitor went
there himself,
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.
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Language Points
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
me,
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.
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Language Points
If she is poor,at least she
is not snobbish.
她虽然穷,但至少不势利。
8,no exception,without
exception 也不例外
The law applies to all Asian
countries and China is
no exception,这条法律适
用于所有亚洲国家,中国
也不例外。
9,cottage and flat
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Discussion
An Unforgettable Experience
The unforgettable experiences might be:
1,working as a carpenter and making a
bookcase
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
friends
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Discussion
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 …
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Homework
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
today.
The End
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