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Steven Hawking. Answer the following questions. 1. Why did Stephen Hawking need a PhD? 2. When did Hawking become famous? 3. When did Hawking visit Beijing? 4. How would you feel when told that you have got an incurable disease? 5. Did Stephen Hawking give up? If not, what did he do?

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Steven hawking

Steven Hawking


Steven hawking

Answer the following questions.

1. Why did Stephen Hawking need a PhD?

2. When did Hawking become famous?

3. When did Hawking visit Beijing?

4. How would you feel when told that you have got an incurable disease?

5. Did Stephen Hawking give up? If not, what did he do?

6. How does he travel around the world?

7. How does he give speeches without moving his lips?


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8. What is his book “ A Brief History of Time” about?

9. How did Stephen Hawking make his book a best-seller?

10. What do people often think of science and what’s the opinion of Hawking?

11. How many steps should a scientific theory generally go through and what are they?

12. Is it difficult for people to understand Hawking’s lectures? Why?

13. What is it that Hawking does not like his speech computer?


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Skimming

Give one word to each paragraph.

dream

para2

achievements

disease

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para1

para3-5

problems

para7

para6

steps


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Fill in the blanks :

(Para3)

Hawking’s research and achievements:

He makes research into some great questions,

eg: _______________________________?

_______________________________?

_______________________________?

What is time

How did the universe begin

What exactly are black holes


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Fill in the blanks :

(Para4)

Hawking made discoveries about

________________________ in the early 1970s.

His scientific book ____________________ was written in a way __________________

________________.

the big bang and black holes

A Brief History of Time

that ordinary people

could understand


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Different opinions about science(Para 5)

that science is about

“true” facts that never change

People often think____________________

____________________________________.

Hawking thinks____________________

__________________________________.

even the best theory

can turn out to be wrong


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Steps of scientific method(Para. 6)

test

explain

observe


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understanding:

How do you understand the title “No boundaries” ?

________ Has No Boundaries


Choose the best answer

Choose the best answer.

1. According to the 1st paragraph, a promising graduate student _____.

A. has an incurable disease which makes people disabled

B. is a man who never gives up his dreams and hopes for the future

C. is very likely to be successful or very good in the future

D. learns at one of the well-known universities in the world


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2. The incurable disease mentioned in the text made Stephen Hawking _____.

A. stop working on a PhD

B. lose the ability to walk and talk

C. get engaged to a nice girl

D. give up the way of life he had dreamed of


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3. _______ made Stephen Hawking well-known in the world.

A. The research on the incurable disease

B. His book A Brief History of Time

C. His new discoveries about the universe

D. The lectures he gave all over the world


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4. A Brief History of Time became a best-seller because ________.

A. it's about the Big Bang and black holes

B. it explains what it means to be a scientists and how science works

C. it includes answers to many questions about the universe

D. it was written in a way ordinary people could understand


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5. According to Hawking, many people think that __________

A. science is often misunderstood

B. science is changing all the time

C. some science facts can be wrong

D. true science facts always stay unchanged


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6. The basic steps of the scientific method do NOT necessarily include________.

A. getting a model with which to test the theory

B. building a theory about how things happen

C. observing something with care and attention

D. trying to test the theory in a practical way


Words and phrases

Words and phrases

imagine yourself to be rich and famous

1. imagine, imagination (n.)

想象你自己又有钱又有名

一个富有想象力的学生

I can‘t imagine Peter being caught cheating in the exam.

Who do you imagine ____to his birthday party?

A. invited B. inviting

C. being invited D. to invite

a student full of imagination


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2. promise, promising(= of great / high promise)

Mother promised me to buy a bicycle.

make a promise

keep one‘s promise

break one's promise

3. seek (sought, sought)

seek (for/ after) success

seek one‘s fortune

4. graduate

大多数毕业生中学毕业以后

post-graduate


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5. turn out

Everything turned out /proved (to be) all right.

The factory can turn out 100 cars a day.

7. 作讲座

8. 在20世纪70年代早期

9. 预测未来的事情

10. 根据天气预报

11. 描述并向人们解释他们所见到的一切

12. 坚持不懈地寻求有关宇宙本质问题的答案


Sentences

Sentences

1. There did not seem (to be) much point in working on my PhD — I did not expect to survive that long.

①There seemed / happened / used to be a Children's Palace here.

There lived / lies / stands an old fisherman by the sea.

山顶上坐落着一座古庙。

②There's _______ (没有用) in asking him to attend the meeting.


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要点

指出他作文的拼写错误

He was on the point of leaving the office when the telephone rang.

③ Everything turned out better than (it had been) expected.

期望你今晚早点回来。


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2. But in order to / to get married, I needed a job....可是为了能结婚,我需要一份工作。

= I needed a job in order to / so as to / to get married.

  • _____ (get) up late, I turned off the clock before hand.

  • ______ (elect) an advanced worker, the man had to win the majority of votes.


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3. Instead of giving up, Hawking went on with his research, got his PhD and married Jane.

①He has fallen ill, let me do it____ (instead / instead of) him.

He has fallen ill. I will do it____ (instead / instead of).

②戒烟放弃想法

③Choose the correct sentences

  • How long have you been married to him?

  • How long have you got married to him?

  • How long have you been married with him?

  • How long have you married him?


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4. Nor did he let the disease stop him from living the kind of life he had always dreamed of.

①If you don't go to the cinema, nor/neither ___ I.

②Nothing will stop / prevent him (from) going there.

  • We kept his niece waiting for us at the school gate.

  • We kept his niece from waiting for us at the school gate.

    ③I have been dreaming of /about seeing you again so that I can get help from you with my English.


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5. Readers were pleased and surprised to find that a scientist could write about his work in a way that ordinary people could understand.

  • 在他下班回家的路上

  • get in the way lose one‘s way

  • by way of London

  • on the way to becoming a college student

  • no way

  • in this way in no way


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6. Hawking explains both what it means to be a scientist and how science works.

Fill in the blanks with the proper words

  • ___she couldn't understand was that fewer and fewer students showed interest in it.

  • I doubt whether that is ____ it really is.

  • They are talking about ____ it looked like in the past .

  • ____ seems strange to us is the troublesome boy is getting on well with all his teachers.

  • There is no doubt ____she thanked the class for the gift in her speech.


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7. They are studying something that is too large or too difficult to observe directly.

  • 当句中有easy / hard / difficult / cheap / expensive / heavy /light / fit /pleasant,不定式主动。

    The teacher's lessons are not easy to ______(forget).


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8. People who listen to Hawking’s lecture sometimes find it difficult to understand him....

  • I think / feel / find / make / believe it + adj. for / of sb. to do sth.

    我认为学生有必要按时完成作业。

I think it quite necessary for the students to finish their homework on time.


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词形变换:(用括号里的单词的适当形式完成句子)

1.We were surprised to find he was a writer with rich ______. (imagine)

2.The students felt greatly ______ (inspiration) on seeing Chinese athletes winning Olympic gold medals.

3.After he _______ (analysis) the reading material carefully, he divided it into three parts.

4.We should work hard and try to become a man useful to _______. (social)

5. ______ (science) discoveries are important to the development of history.


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Translate the following into English.

a promising graduate

①前途无量的毕业生

②不可治愈的疾病

③因果关系

④在20世纪70年代

⑤根据天气预报

⑥继续他的研究工作

an incurable disease

causes and effects

in the 1970s

according to the weather forecast

continue/go on with his research work


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get engaged to a nice girl

⑦和一个可爱的女孩订婚

⑧寻求关于宇宙本质的答案

⑨对未来的憧憬与期望

⑩阻碍了他过上他所梦想的生活

seek answers to questions about the nature of the universe

dreams and hopes for the future

stop/keep/prevent him from living the kind of life he has always dreamt of


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