College English Integrated Course. Book Four 山东大学威海分校大学外语教学部 2011.08. Unit Two Smart Cars. Text A Smart Cars. Contents. Teaching Objectives Background Information Lead-in Activities Language Points Text Analysis Writing Task Oral Practice. 山东大学威海分校大外部. Teaching Objectives.
Text A Smart Cars
Students will be able to:
1. understand the main idea and structure of the text;
2. learn some techniques in expository writing(definition, quotes, a mixture of facts and opinions, etc.);
3. grasp the key language points and grammatical structures in the text;
4. grasp the key language points in Text A and learn how to use them in context;
5. conduct a series of reading, listening, speaking, and writing activities related to the theme of the unit.
lucrative: producing much money; profitable
e.g. Many ex-army officers have found lucrative jobs in private security
We made a lucrative business deal with the American company on
extremely/highly/very lucrative 利润极高/非常赚钱
fairly/quite/rather lucrative 相当赚钱
potentially lucrative 有赚钱的潜力
a commercially lucrative venture 可盈利的投资
1) make goods on a large scale using machinery
e.g. Britain now manufactures approximately 40 percent of Europe’s
Ford has been manufacturing cars for nearly a hundred years.
2) invent; make up
e.g. You have to manufacture some kind of excuse.
She manufactured a false story to hide facts.
c.f.manufacture & make
e.g. His books seemed to be manufactured rather than composed.
e.g. He made a model plan out of wood.
1) begin or begin working, running, happening, etc;
e.g. start up a business/company 创立/组建
Tax breaks help new companies start up.
Jordan started up a band of his own.
2) if an engine, car etc starts up, or you start it up, it begins working 启
e.g. Peter looked in his mirror and started up the engine.
Put the key in the ignition and turn it to start the car up.
3) if a sound, activity, or event starts up, it begins to exist or happen (声
e.g. The crickets have started up now that it is evening.
get/be stuck in (sth.): be unable to move or to be moved
e.g. I was stuck in the traffic yesterday for about one hour. That’s why I
missed the plane.
I was stuck at home with flu.
be stuck with sth. 不得不接受某事物；无法摆脱某事物
e.g. We are, unfortunately, stuck with this huge, ugly building.
be stuck with sb. 摆脱不了某人，甩不掉某人
e.g. They are stuck with each other with no end in sight.
get stuck in/get stuck into sth. 积极地开始做某事
e.g. Take your jacket off and get stuck in!
frequency: the rate at which sth. happens or is repeated, usually
measured over a particular period of time
e.g. Fatal road accidents have decreased in frequency over recent
My computer broke down with increasing frequency.
great frequency 高发率
increased/increasing frequency 增高的发生率/越来越高的发生率
alarming frequency 令人担心的频率
decrease/increase/reduce frequency 减少频率/增加频率
high/low frequency 高/低频率
ultrasonic frequency 超声频率
1) T leads Ss through the instructions for Text Organization Exercise 1, and tell them that the main ideas will be filled in as soon as they finish studying a part.
2) For Part I, question-and-answer activity will be conducted by Ss in pairs.
Acting out a Play
The three happen to meet at the bar. Curious to know about recent developments in the automobile industry, John and Ruth ask Jack questions like “what do the latest smart cars look like” and “what are their advantages”. John, eager to get hired by an auto company, inquires about qualifications for a job as a smart car designer.
When you are done, the teacher might ask some groups to perform the play for the whole class.