AN INTEGRATED ENGLISH COURSE. Gao Yufen English Department R-406 [email protected] 84724483. Unit 14 . Text 1 Father Forgets. Teaching Points. I. Pre-reading discussion and presentation II. Introduction III. Text Explanations IV. Questions V. Structural analysis and Rhetorical features
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Text 1 Father Forgets
This is the introductory part of the passage:
an affectionate father filled with remorse
comes to his son who is in sound sleep and
is ready to make a confession.
1. crumple ~ to (cause to) become wrinkled; to fall apart; to collapse
She can hardly breathe in this stifling hot weather.
The scholarly correctness of our age can be stifling. (Annalyn Swan) 我们这个时代学者的正确性令人感到窒息。（安纳莱恩·斯旺）
stifle v. ~ to cause difficulty in breathing properly; to repress; to keep in or hold back
The fire stifled the firemen.
It was a most unimaginative presentation and I had to stifle a yawn.
The man showed no remorse for his crime.
Remorse preyed upon her mind when she heard the death of her ex-husband.
In this part of the text, the father recalls his harsh and inappropriate behaviors towards his son.
4. gulp ~ to swallow greedily or rapidly in large amounts; to choke back by or as if by swallowing
5. snap ~
(1) to speak abruptly or sharply
(2) to close the jaws quickly; to bite
(3) to break suddenly off or in two
(1) of, relating to, resembling a tempest; stormy tempestuous gales
(2) ( of emotions) very strong and passionate
For decades, the Hollywood couple\'s tempestuous relationship made the headlines.
Word derivation: tempestuously ad., tempestuousness n.
a sickening stench of blood
The child hit the ground with a sickening thud.
sicken v. ~ to (make somebody) feel disgusted or appalled
We sickened at the thought of having to beg for peace.
Cruelty sickened everyone present.
The father has made a resolution to be a real daddy.
8. reprimand ~ to speak angrily or seriously ( to somebody who is thought to have done something wrong)
Note: The text is abundant with words or phrases of similar meaning, e. g. , scold, take somebody to task, find fault.
True guilt is characterized by a readiness to make atonement for having done wrong.
atone v.~ to make amends or reparation for an injury or wrong
The father felt he had to atone for what he had done to his son.
The argument increased her resolve to break up with him.
resolve v. ~ to make a decision formally or with determination
After a day of argument we resolved on/against visiting the frontier.
You must be weary after the long, bumpy fight.
be/get/grow weary of = feel bored with
Rose had gone out with the same people to the same clubs for years and she had just grown weary of it.
weary v. ~ to (cause to) be tired or bored
Children weary me with their constant inquiries and demands.
The children never seem to weary of asking questions.