八年级人教新目标下册. Unit 8 Why don’t you get her a scarf?. Self check. When you give advice, you can use the following expressions to be polite. Why don’t you do? Why not do … ? What about/How about + sth. ? What about/How about + doing …? Could you please do … ? You should/could do…
Why don’t you get her a scarf?
When you give advice, you can use the
following expressions to be polite.
Why don’t you do?
Why not do … ?
What about/How about + sth. ?
What about/How about + doing …?
Could you please do … ?
You should/could do…
Would you mind doing…?
You’d better do…
1. Fill in the blanks with the words given.
expensive boring cheap
3. My aunt took us out to dinner at an
_________ restaurant, but the food
was not good at all.
4. The movie was _______. I fell asleep half way
5. It’s important to choose subjects that you find
2. Read the passages.
Everyone likes gifts. Some little kids think they don’t
get enough(adj) gifts. Some old people think they get too
many(可数）gifts. Different people like different kinds of
gifts. Some presents are never too small. A little child may
give his mother a leaf(leaves)from a tree. It is enough to
makeher very happy.
make sb./sth. + 形容词 “使某人/某事…”如:
What he says makes me rather angry.
The flowers made the house beautiful.
Gift giving is different in different countries. In Japan, people sometimes give special gifts. But they are not opened. Later, the same gift may be givenawayto someone else. Many people have enough things and don’t want too many gifts themselves. In Canada, many people will not give big gifts to someone else. They will pay for a park bench or a tree to help remember a person. In the USA, some people ask their families and friends to give money to charity ratherthanbuy them gifts. In Sweden,doing something for someone is the best gift. People don’t need to spend too much money. Instead, making a meal is enough.
give away赠送 give—gave—given
open v. 开; 打开
bench n. 长凳; 长椅
rather than 不是…
instead adv. 代替; 而不是
If you don’t want to go, I will go instead.
1. present n. 礼物
另外, present还可以作为形容词, 表示“现在的；
Yesterday is a history,
Tomorrow is a mystery,
Only today is a gift,
That’s why it is called present.
2. give away分配; 分送; 赠送
He gave all his money away to the charity.
He is sure to give away your secret.
4. ratherthan “与其…… (不如……)” ,
“不是…… (而是……) ” 例如
1） I would do anything ratherthan let her
get hurt. 我愿尽一切努力不让她受到伤害。
2）I would walk there ratherthan take a bus.
3） She’d rather stay at home than go shopping with us.
5. much too “太, 过于……”, 修饰形容词副词
toomuch “太多……”, 修饰不可数名词
toomany “太多……”, 修饰可数名词
e.g. The street is muchtoo crowded.
Don’t spend toomuch money on clothing.
There are toomany monkeys for me to count.
1. He has given away all the gifts to the children.
He _________________ away all the gifts to
2. They thought he was the best writer in the
They _____________ he was the best writer
in the newspaper.
3. His best friend gave him this present.
____________ him this present?
4. It’s not creative enough to buy a scarf for my
___________________ a scarf isn’t creative
5. I, have, time, my, do, to , enough, finish,
homework, not (连词成句)
To buy my mother
I don’t have enough time to finish my homework
6. 明天是我哥的生日, 我该给他买点什么呢？
Tomorrow is my _________________.
_____________ I ________ for him?
What’s the ________ gift you _______________?
Pot-bellied pigs are _______ difficult to
have ever got
to take care of
___________ is different in
He wanted ________ with his mother
____________ stay at home all by himself.
1. --- Where are you going?
--- I’m going shopping.
A. Will you give me pen
B. Could you get a pen for me
C. Can I help you
D. What are you going to buy
2. John is much better than I ________.
A. to playin chess B. for playing chess
C. at playing chess D. in playing chess
3. He has ________ daughter_______ Mary.
A. a eight years old, name
B. an eight-years-old, named
C. an eight-year-old, named
D. a eight-year-old, naming
4. ---I’m going to buy a birthday cake.
--- No. My friend’s daughter.
A. Is it your son
B. Is it for someone in your family
C. When are going to buy it
D. Is it your birthday
5. Life _______ a pig isn’t always perfect.
A. of B. with C. from D. to
6. After school he didn’t go home. _______ he
went to the Internet café.
A. But B. While
C. Instead D. Instead of
7. In Japan the same gift may ________ to someone
A. give back B. give away
C. be given back D. be given away
My birthday is December 12th. Before my birthday,
my friends suggested to have a party. But I don' think
that was creative enough. So we decided to go hiking
to the country. On that day, my friends came to my
house early. They brought me different kinds of gifts,
such as books, cards, calendars, and photo album,
even a stuffed pig.
Soon we started our trip. We found it was
beautiful and funny out of the school. The
cloud, the sunshine, the trees, flowers and
the grass… all the things were interesting.
They all said my birthday was special and fun.