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Unit 4

By Yu Hong

A Turn in Life

Chengdu Textile College


Contents

Contents

  • Lead-in

  • Section A: The Great TV Turn-off

  • Section B: Ahead of the Game

  • Section C: Writing Timetables (2)


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Lead-in

  • Introducing the topic

  • Exploring the topic


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Introduction

What would you do if you couldn’t watch TV for a week? Panic might be your first reaction, but you would soon find there are many things to do other than to watch TV. Read the following story—it might inspire you to turn off your TV for at least a week.


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Exploring

1. There are few people who do not watch TV now. DO you like watching TV? Besides watching TV, what else do you do in your spare time? Many people say they cannot imagine what life would be like without TV. Discuss with your classmates what are the advantages and disadvantages of TV.


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1. What are the advantages of TV?

advantages

I think

  • it is a cheap way of getting information

  • people can watch films, shows and games without leaving home

  • it offers educational programs such as English learning ones

  • people can hear news about different parts of the world


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Section A

The Great TV Turn-off

  • Pre-reading

  • While-reading

  • Post-reading

  • Exercises

  • Basic writing skills


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Pre-reading

Discuss the following questions.

  • From the title of Text A, can you guess what lesson we are going to learn?

  • What do you often do in your spare time besides watching TV?

  • What do you think are the advantages and disadvantages of TV?

  • What do you think of other activities?


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While-reading

Spot Dictation

“it’s an experiment,” my mother said, “to see what families do when there’s no TV to watch. We’re all supposed to keep a _______of what it’s like to _______without TV for a week.”

“Couldn’t we do _______ other kind of experiment? I’d rather find ______ how long I can ________ being at the dentist’s, as _______ as I can watch TV while I’m there.”

Listen to the tape and fill in the blanks.

diary

go

some

take

out

long


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Getting the Message

Read the questions and complete the answers.

  • What is the Great TV Turn-off?

    It is a project done by the library to see _____________________________________________.

  • How did Teddy like the idea at first?

    He ________________________________________. That’s why he said, ”I was not impressed.”

  • How did Teddy feel for the first three days?

    He felt ____________________________.

what families do when there is no TV to watch

Did not like the idea first

Rather bored


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Getting the Message

  • What did Teddy do in the last four days of the project?

    He _______________ on Thursday, ________________ on Friday, set up ______________ on Saturday, and helped his mother ___________ on Sunday.

  • What did he come to realize after the Great TV Turn-off was over?

    He came to realize that other than to watch TV, ____________________________________.

borrowed two books

finished painting

A yard sale

Make acake

there was also something better to do


New words phrases and expressions

New Words &Phrases and Expressions

  • turn-off

  • impress

  • diary

  • dentist

  • librarian

  • project

  • warn

  • touch

  • Blank

  • Cruel

  • anyway

  • blow

  • dust

  • shelf

  • neglect

  • downtown

  • handle

  • besides

  • yard

  • sale

  • Chocolate

  • faithful

  • go without

  • as/so long as

  • draw a blank

  • set up

  • in the habit of

  • blow…off

  • get around to

  • break down

  • check out

  • not…any


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Think about that

Read the passage and try to catch the main idea. What will you do if you haven’t a TV? The following words may help you.

shift, indoor and outdoor activities, couch potato, reading, going out with friends, chatting

Reference


Main idea

Main Idea

This passage is a funny story about a family’s one week without TV.

This family carries out an experiment to see what people will do without TV. For the whole week, the kid keeps a diary on his life in this week and finally he realizes that he might just find something better to do besides watching TV.


Intensive reading

Intensive Reading

Para. 1-4

My mother gave me the bad news on Monday morning.

“No television this week, Teddy,” she said with a smile, “We’re taking part in the library’s Great TV Turn-off.”

“We’re what?” I asked. I was not impressed.

“It’s an experiment,” my mother said, “to see what families do when there’s no TV to watch. We’re all supposed to keep a diary of what it’s like to go without TV for a week.”


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Para. 5-7

“Couldn’t we do some other kind of experiment? I’d rather find out how long I can take being at the dentist’s, as long as I can watch TV while I’m there.”

“sorry, Ted,” my mother said. “The librarians are very interested in the results of this project.”

I watched sadly as my mother put a sign on the TV that warned, “DO NOT WATCH THIS TV IF YOU VALUE YOU LIFE.”


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Para. 8-11

I valued my life plenty, so I didn’t touch the TV when I came home from school that day.

That night, I went to bed early and opened the diary my mother had given me to write in. What else was there to do?

Monday: I’m drawing a blank! This just seems cruel.

There wasn’t a whole lot to write in my diary the next day either, but I did it anyway.


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Para. 12-15

Tuesday: Got tired of staring at DO NOT WATCH TV sign. Went outside. Found some old boards and built a house with Dan and Ray. After supper, I cleaned my room without being asked. I must be going mad.

By Wednesday, I was in the habit of writing in my diary.

Wednesday: Blew the dust off some old games on the shelf. Invited Dan and Ray to come over and play them.

Thursday: I got around to working on a painting I had been neglecting. It’s actually starting to look pretty good.


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Para. 16-19

Friday: Broke down and walked downtown to that place—the library. Checked out two mysteries.

Saturday: I don’t think I can handle this any longer! Tell me, what is there to do on a Saturday morning besides watching TV?

Late Saturday: Finally found something to do—cleaned out my room. My mother said it was okay to set up a yard sale outside. I sold almost all of my old things!

Sunday: Took the money from the yard sale downtown. Bought two model planes and two mysteries. Later, I helped my mother make a chocolate cake, and ate some while reading the mysteries.


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Para. 20-21

Monday: Your faithful diary-writer has amazed himself! My mother just reminded me that this is the end of the Great Turn-off. I don’t think I’ll turn on the TV today, though—I’ve got this mystery I want to finish reading.

Maybe the Great TV Turn-off has changed me. I might watch TV tomorrow—or I might not. I might just find something better to do.


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e.g. – 一I was not impressed. 我可不太喜欢这个主意。

impress: vt. 留下深刻的印象,压印

1.漂亮的风景给游客留下了深刻的印象。

- The visitors are deeply impressed by the beautiful views.

2.我有一只戒指,上面刻着我的名字。

- I have a ring with my name impressed on it.


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what it’s like: how it feels

e.g. …what it’s like to go without TV for a week.

在不看电视的这一周内所发生的一切。

1.不打伞在雨中行走是什么滋味?

- What’s it like to walk in the rain without an umbrella?

2.她很想知道做歌星是什么感觉。

- She really wants to know what it is like to be famous singer.


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dentist’s: 牙医诊所

e.g. How long I can take being at the dentist’s, as long as I can watch TV.

只要有电视看,我能在牙医那待多久。

Here “the dentist’s” refers to “the dentist’s office”. Other examples of the similar are: the hairdresser’s, the butcher’s.

2. 那位女士去找牙医治疗牙疼。

- The woman went to see a dentist to help her deal with her toothache.


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draw a blank: 不成功,无结果

e.g. – Monday: I am drawing a blank!

星期一:没啥可记。

1.沙伦努力回想,可什么也想不起来。

- Sharon searched her mind butdrew a blank.

2.当地警察连一个目击者也没找到。

-The local policedrew a blankin finding any witnesses. .


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anyway: adv. 不管怎样

e.g. – I did it anyway.

我不管怎么还是做了。

1. 今年我们的小麦歉收,不过不管怎样,我们的玉米可望有个好收成。

- This year we had poor crops of wheat, but we could expect a good corn harvest anyway.

2. 我知道现在雨下得很大,但是不管怎样你得马上赶过来。

- I know it’s raining heavily, but you’ll have to come here right now anyway.


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without being asked:主动地

e.g. – after supper, I cleaned my room without being asked.

晚饭后,我自觉打扫了房间。

1. 我女儿主动给我端上一杯水。

- My daughter will bring me a cup of water without being asked.

2. 我不等他点就主动把他要的东西端上来了。

- I would bring him the right food without being asked.


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must be (must have done)一定是

e.g. – I must be going mad.

我一定是疯了。

1. 外面很湿,昨晚一定下雨了。

- It is wet outside, so it must have rained last night.

2.我想他肯定很生我的气。

- I think she must be mad at me.


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in the habit of : 有什么的习惯

e.g. – I was in the habit of writing in my diary.

我已经习惯写日记了。

1. 我习惯每天早上5点起床。

- I was in the habit of getting up at 5 every morning.

2. 有些媒体热衷于披露名人的私生活。

- Some media are in the habit of exposing the private lives of famous people.


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e.g. – I got around to working on a painting I had been neglecting.

完成被我抛之脑后的一幅画。

get around to:find time for 找时间做

1. 我总想着去看她,但是总没去成。

- I meant to visit her, but I never got around to it.

2. 由于研究工作忙,约翰和卡罗尔的婚礼又推迟了10个星期。

- Being busy with their research work, John and Carol did not get around to marrying for another ten weeks.


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neglect:vt. 漏掉,忽视

e.g. – …a painting I had been neglecting.

我遗忘的一幅画

1.不要忘了浇水,因为有些花需要每天浇水。

- Don’t neglect your watering as some of the flowers need to be watered every day.

2. 许多男人一心追求成功,而忽略了对妻子、孩子的关心。

- Many men run after success, and often neglect their wives and children.


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Break down:垮掉,停止运转

e.g. – Broke down and walked downtown to that place.

我快崩溃了。步行到市中心的那个地方。

1. 听到消息,那个可怜的母亲一下子崩溃了,哭起来。

- On hearing the news, the poor mother broke down in tears.

2. 我可以用你的电脑吗?我的电脑坏了。

- Can I use your computer, as mine has broken down again?


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Clean out:清理

e.g. – Finally found something to do—cleaned out my room.

终于找到事情做了—清理自己的房间。

1. 他们搬走前把架子、橱柜都清理干净了。

- They had cleaned out the shelves and cupboards before they moved.

2. 我天天都清理冰箱。

- I clean out the freezer every day.


Faithful adj

faithful adj. 忠实的,如实的

e.g. – Your faithful diary-writer has amazed himself!

你忠实的日记作者自己也不相信。

1. 他言行一致。

- He is faithful in word and deed.

2. 你觉得由该书改编成的电影忠于原作吗?

- Do you think the film adaptation was faithful to the book?


Basic writing skills pronouns

Basic writing skills: pronouns

英语写作中,代词的使用主要遵循下列规则:

代词必须清楚地指代某个成分,不能指代不明。例如:

Faulty: A Japanese man asks an American passenger whether the airport has a luggage-trolley service. He wants to say that there is not only a trolley service, but that it is free!

Clear: A Japanese man asks an American passenger whether the airport has a luggage-trolley service. The American wants to say that there is not only a trolley service, but that it is free!


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2. 代词也不能随意更改指代内容。例如:

Faulty: Everything from your sex, racial background, social class and communication style all influences his body language.

Clear: Everything fro your sex, racial background, social class and communication style all influences your body language.


3 everyone

3. 代词应与所替代的成分在人称和数方面保持一致,并且应当与其所指代的成分尽量保持就近位置。但当everyone等做主语时,虽然谓语动词使用单数形式,但是其相应的代词却可以使用单数形式也可使用复数形式。例如:

  • Everyone, however, can improve his or her listening skills with practice.

  • Everyone is embarrassed when they make a mistake and everyone makes mistakes.


Exercise

exercise

  • Each of the boys explained their project.

  • I hate standing in lines where you have to take a number.

  • If you send in your ticket order in advance, one can be sure of getting good seats.

  • The old man asked me to move my suitcase off the bench so he could sit on it.

  • Everyone who parks on that street has had their car windows broken.

his

I

you

the bench

correct


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Post-reading

  • Tell each other about your ideas on hi-tech.

  • Preview Text B.


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Exercises

  • Using the Right Word

  • Working with Expressions

  • Translating

  • Using Topic-related Terms


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Key for the exercises

  • impresses 2. diary 3. project 4. warned

  • 5. cruel 6. neglect 7. handle 8. faithful

  • without 2. of 3. in 4. off

  • 5. down 6. out 7. out 8. to


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  • As long as you get regular exercise, you will become healthy again.

  • I have always been thinking of reading a book on space, but I never seem to get around to it.

  • Since the writer had bought the computer, he no longer wrote his stories with a pen.

  • The school has set up some new rules that everybody must follow.

  • 我们都要记录下在不看电视的这一周内发生的一切。

  • 我倒想看看只要有电视看,我能在牙医那呆上多久。

  • 我非常珍惜我的生命,所以当天放学回家后,我没有碰电视机。

  • 没啥可记的。这简直太痛苦了。


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  • what it’s like

  • what else

  • check out

  • come over

  • get around to

  • cleaning out


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Section B

Ahead of the Game

  • Warm-up

  • Language points

  • Exercises

  • Follow up


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Warm-up

Discuss with your partner about the problem of the man in this text and how he overcomes it.


New words phrases and expressions1

New Words & Phrases and Expressions

  • ahead

  • suffer

  • particularly

  • relationship

  • previous

  • convince

  • cap

  • sunny

  • delicious

  • disappoint

  • Locate

  • congratulation

  • atmosphere

  • enclose

  • delight

  • bare

  • glow

  • distance

  • favorite

  • dial

  • confidently

  • hesitate

  • sight

  • Ahead of

  • Suffer from

  • Be concerned about

  • Lose touch with

  • From above

  • The ticket to

  • Work out

  • Spend on

  • Take on

  • From a distance

  • Be dressed up

  • Within/in sight


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Skim and Scan

Answer the following questions.

1. How did the author’s friend feel after he broke up with his girlfriend?

A. He felt free.

B. He lost self-confidence.

C. He became disappointed.

D. He felt painful.


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2. What did he think was very important in building a good relationship with women?

  • Good skin B. Dating at expensive restaurants C. Good hair D. Being dressed up

    3. Which of the following is NOT mentioned as one of his ways to hide his thinning top during a date?

  • Going to a cinema

  • Walking the dog

  • Going to a sports event

  • Playing in the park

    4. How did the author help his friend to get back to the normal dating world?

  • By introducing nice ladies to him.

  • By taking him to expensive restaurants

  • By finding some dating places where a cap was acceptable


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D. By tricking him into taking a lady for dinner without wearing a hat.

5. What can we tell about the author from this story?

  • He likes laughing at his friend.

  • He is a helpful friend.

  • He is a very rich person.

  • He is a boring person.


Intensive reading1

Intensive Reading

Para. 1

A friend of mine was suffering from a lack of self-confidence after the end of a particularly difficult relationship. He was a bit concerned about returning to the dating world, worried that he had “lost his touch” with women.


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Para. 2

Unfortunately, soon after ending his previous relationship, he began to lose his hair, and he saw this as a sign from above that he was supposed to be alone for the rest of his life. “Who is going to want to date a man without hair?” he said to me. He was convinced that good hair was the ticket to a successful relationship. “What will she run her fingers through now?” he asked sadly. “The skin on top of my head.”


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Para. 3

When he finally started asking women out again, he only took them to locations where a cap was acceptable—playing in the park, walking the dog, or any kind of sporting event where he could successfully hide his thinning top. This worked out fine for a while, but there are only so many sporting events to go to, and only so many sunny days to walk the dog.


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Para. 4

One of the many great aspects of my friend’s character is that he really loves going out for a nice dinner. Back in college, we enjoyed many nights at the most expensive restaurants in town, spending too much money on bottles of wine and delicious food. Unfortunately, none of these restaurants allow caps to be worn. Hearing this, my friend was once again disappointed. Then, one day, he received a note in the mail saying that he had won a free dinner for two at a lovely new restaurant located in the business center of town.


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Para. 5

  “Congratulations!” the letter read. “You and a guest have been chosen to sample and enjoy our wonderful cooking and atmosphere. Please find the enclosed gift certificate for fifty dollars!” My friend was delighted! Jumping up and down with happiness, he thought out loud about what to wear, wondered if there was a woman out there who couldn’t be disappointed by his bare head.


Para 6

Para. 6

After worrying for a few minutes, my friend shouted out, “I’m going!” Jumping up from his seat, he took on that all-too-familiar glow on his face as he quickly glanced through his address book for a possible date. At last, he landed on Sarah, the woman whom he had been interested in, from a distance, for months. He sat down in his favorite chair, dialed her number confidently, and asked her to join him—she accepted without even hesitating.


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Para. 7-8

A few nights later, dressed to the nines and without a cap in sight, he and Sarah shared a perfect evening and have been wonderfully in love ever since.

That was the best fifty dollars I’ve spent in a very long time!


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Ahead adj. adv. 在前面,今后

e.g. – ahead of the game

“绝顶”妙计

1. 小心!前方有危险。

- Look out. There is danger ahead.

2. 据报道,未来的世界将比我们现在生活的世界更拥挤、污染更严重、生态更不平衡。

- It was reported that the world in the years ahead would be more crowded, more polluted and less stable ecologically than the world we live in now.


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ahead of 在…之前,优于

e.g. – ahead of the game

“绝顶”妙计。

1. 他们跟我们一样,也提前完工了。

- They finished their work ahead of time as we did our.

2. 小女孩画的画比班上其他同学的都好。

- The girl got well ahead of the rest of the class in painting.


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suffer v.

e.g. – A friend of mine was suffering from a lack of self-confidence.

我的一位朋友自信心受到很大打击。

1. 那个党派在大选中惨败。

- The party suffered a heavy defeat in the general election.

2. 耳聋的人苦于无法听到声音。

- Deaf people suffer from the problem of being unable to hear sounds.


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be concerned about: 担心,操心

e.g. – he was a bit concerned about returning to the dating world.

对于重新开始约会,他还有点担心。

1. 关心他人的烦恼是不是在浪费时间?

- Is it a waste of time to be concerned about other‘s troubles.

2. 他母亲一直对他很关心,但他好象一点也不在乎。

- His mother has been concerned about her all the time, but he seems not to care at all.


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Previous adj. 以前的,在…之前

e.g. – soon after ending his previous relationship, he began to …

在结束恋情后不久,他就开始脱发。

1. 上世纪产生了许多伟大的艺术家。

- The previous century produced many great artists.

2. 在此之前,这位作家已经出版了两本小说。

- The writer has published two novels previous to this.


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from above 从上面,从天上,从上级

e.g. – he saw this as a sign from above.

他认为这是上帝的预兆。

1. 一块板从他的头顶上掉下来,把他砸伤了。

- He was hurt by a board which fell from above.

2. 昨晚她梦到一位英俊男子,她认为这是一个天兆。

- She dreamed of a smart man last night and she saw this as a sign from above.


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convince 使信服

e.g. – he was convinced that good hair was the ticket to a successful relationship.

他深信一头漂亮的头发是建立圆满关系的关键 。

1. 他们相信这幅画是真品。

- They’re convinced that the picture is genuine.

2. 警察确信女孩被谋杀了。

- The police were convinced that the girl had been murdered.


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the ticket to 所需的东西,恰好的事情

e.g. – Good hair was the ticket to a successful relationship

一头漂亮的头发是建立圆满关系的关键。

1. 他认为爱情是婚姻成功的条件。

- He believes that love is the ticket to a successful marriage.

2. 昨晚的大雨对我的花园来说真是一场及时雨。

- The heavy rain last night was the ticket to my garden.


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work out 结果是,产生结果

e.g. – This worked out fine for a while, but there are only so many sporting events to go to...

这个维持一段时间还行,毕竟体育活动有限。

1. 事情并不是他们想象的那样。

- Things did not work out as they had expected.

2. 她每天学3个新词,来增加词汇量,效果相当不错。

- She tried to increase her English vocabulary by learning three new words and this worked out.


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locate 坐落于,找出

e.g. – a new restaurant located in the business center

一家新开张的位于市中心的餐馆

1. 一家新工厂将建在这个地区。

- A new factory is to be located in this area.

2. X光被用来确定骨折的位置。

- X-rays are used to locate breaks in bones.


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enclose vt. 附上,把…围起来

e.g. – Please find the enclosed gift certificate for fifty dollars!

随信附上一个价值50美圆的抵餐券。

1. 随函附上一本重要的书。

- Enclosed is an important book.

2. 他们把院子用篱笆围起来。

- They enclosed their yard with a fence.


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bare v. adj. 光秃的,最低限度的,暴露

1. 你知道光脚站在热的沙子上是什么感觉吗?

- Do you know how it feels to put your bare feet on the hot sand?

2. 他回中国的可能性极小。

- There is a bare possibility that he would come back to China.

3. 不要在阳光下将皮肤裸露得太久。

- Don’t bare your skin to the sun too much.


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take on 呈现,接受(工作)

e.g. – he took on that all-too-familiar glow on his face as he ... 脸上又浮现出了在熟悉不过的飞扬神采。

1. 春花怒放,古城又呈现出一片新貌。

- With the spring flowers, the city with a long history is now taking on another look.

2. 单亲家庭的孩子经常做些家务。

- Single-parent children often take on some of the housework.


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glow n. vi. 喜悦,发光,发热

1. 看到薪水单,他满意地笑了。

- There was a glow of satisfaction on his face when he saw his pay roll.

2. 一些自然物质在黑暗中可以发光。

- Some natural matter can glow with light in the dark.

3. 当老师表扬他时,他的脸上露出骄傲的神情。

- He was glowing with pride when the teacher praised him.


Land on

Land on 锁定,落在

e.g. – at last, he landed on Sarah, the woman …

最后,他锁定了莎拉。

  • 他看看杂志的封面,目光落在一个熟悉的名字上。

    - He looked at the magazine cover and landed on a familiar name .

    2. 他发现她关切地注视着他。

    - He found her eyes landed on him with a concerned look.


Hesitate vi

hesitate vi. 犹豫不决

e.g. – she accepted without even hesitating.

她爽快地答应了。

  • 如果我是你的话,我会毫不犹豫地买下那件衣服。

    - If I were you, I wouldn’t hesitate to buy that jacket.

  • 如果你需要什么的话,请马上告诉我们。

    - In case you need something, please don’t hesitate to ask me.


Dress to the nines

dress to the nines 盛装

e.g. – a few nights later, dressed to the nines and without a cap in sight, he and Sarah…

几天之后,衣着笔挺,光头毕现的他和莎拉…

  • 我们该不该盛装出席呢?

    - Are we going to dress to the nines?

    2. 过春节时,父母给孩子穿上最漂亮的衣服。

    - All parents dress their children to the nines during the Spring Festival.


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Exercises

  • Using the Right Word

  • Getting the Message

  • Working with Expressions


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Key for the exercises

  • B 2. C 3. A 4. D 5. B

1. particularly 2. relationship 3. previous

4. convinced 5. delicious 6. located

7. delighted 8. confident

1. from 2. about 3. out 4. with

5. On 6. on 7. from 8. in


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Follow up

Read the following humors for fun.

I’m her father

A stand-looking gentleman was upset at the dress of some young people on the street. “Just look at that one,” he barked to a bystander. “Is it a boy or a girl?”

“It’s a girl. She’s my daughter.”

“Oh, forgive me,” apologized the man. “I didn’t know you were her mother.” 

“I’m not,” snapped the bystander. “I’m her father.”


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Hard to Please Both

“What shall I do?” a young man looking to get married asked his friend. “Every girl I bring home to meet my parents, my mother doesn't like.” “Oh, that's easy,” his friend replied. “All you have to do is to find someone who is just like your mother.” “I did that already,” he said, “and that one my father didn't like.”


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Section C

Writing Timetables

  • Introduction

  • Sample Analysis

  • Exercises


About timetable

About timetable

Read and understand the following samples.

Sample 1

China Southwest Airline Flight Timetable

Destination Weekdays Departure Arrival Flight airplane

Bangkok 4 07:00 08:00 SZ4407 757

1/3/5 07:28 08:35 SZ4407 757

Beijing 1/5 07:10 09:30 SZ4605 737

1/2/3/4/5/6 09:00 11:10 SZ4101 757

1/2/3/4/5/6 11:00 13:10 SZ4107 757


Sample 2

Sample 2

Schedule for the visit of Mr. Smith to the leyton Factory

9:00 am arrival

9:05-9:45am meeting with the Overseas Sales Manager

9:45-10:15am coffee with the Marketing Director

10:15-11:45am Demonstration of the No. 4 Model

11:45-12:40pm meeting with the Managing Director

12:40-2:30pm lunch with the Overseas Sales Manager


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Notes on the sample timetable and schedule

火车或飞机时刻表要求能看懂即可。

活动日程表的目的,是让有关人员清楚了解某一项活动具体安排的时间、地点以及主管人员等。排列时按照时间顺序依次书写即可。

语言特点:不使用完整的句子而是用名词短语或分词替代以求简练。如:Car to International House; Meeting with Vice Director.


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2.Write a timetable with the information given below.

汤姆是公司销售部经理,工作繁忙,下面是他某一周的安排:

周一上午写业务报告,下午和总经理讨论业务报告。

周二上午开销售会议,下午会见销售代表。

周三上午9:30会见约翰先生,下午4:40飞往重庆。

周四上午10点出席会议,下午2点会见供应厂商负责人。

周五上午考察重庆市场,下午2:45飞往上海。


Tom s one week schedule

Morning

Monday ________________________

Tuesday

__________________________

Wednesday

__________________________

Thursday

__________________________

Friday

Afternoon

Discussing business report with General Manager

Meeting sales representatives

Flying to Chongqing at 4:40pm

Meeting leaders of suppliers at 2:00pm

________________________

Tom’s one-week schedule

writing business report

having sales meeting

meeting John at 9:30am

attending conference at 10am

flying to Shanghai at 2:45pm


Just for fun

Just for Fun

I've been thinking for a long time about what we do in our life...


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We start by being taught in school

how to become good citizens.

We spend a great part of our

childhood studying,

and finally we get the diploma that will

ensure us “the position we deserve”.


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We participate to the increase

of unemployment

...until we find a job.

Through hard tests we are

accepted in the world of work.


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We perform a good professional career

filled with activity and efforts

…a lot, a lot of efforts...

till we fall down exhausted...

BUT we are great professionals

with our valuable market share.


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Time keeps on

passing, and...

...we select

new targets.

當時間慢慢過去

我們改變新的目標

...and promise

a neverending

love.

We meet

the sweetheart

of our life...

而且承諾這段永恆的愛

我們遇見了生命中的另一半

and here comes

a baby into our

home.

Passionate hugs,

Damned night,

couldn’t close my eyes!

激情過後

家中增加了新的成員

多少夜晚

不能合上我的眼


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trying to make

the best of

our time.

We keep on advancing

in the society

我們繼續提升社會地位

試著表現更好

and we are finally

RICH!

We are the stars

wherever we go

最後變成有錢人

無論到那都是受矚目的

But we need

some time more

to triumph completely.

但是我們需要更多的時間

獲得完全的勝利


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Gosh! One day they tell

they can do

without you.

在這時候

你快瘋了

天啊!有一天公司對你說不再需要你了

By this time,

you think getting

crazy,

you feel you

lost means of

communication.

you feel

destroyed,

失去和他人溝通的意義

你感到破滅

Now time

does not pass

any longer,

still you are

losing it.

You realise you are

cut off from everything.

你發現你被所有事擊倒

時間不再長久

而你失去了一切


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You realise

you’ve been living

in the fog

in search of

a silly target.

你發現你生活在霧裡

追求可笑的目標

trying to escape

your enemies.

You become

a walking

ghost

想要消滅所有的敵人

像行屍走肉般

You are the

only one

longing for the

hours to pass

till your time

comes.

直到你倒下

你渴望時間趕快過去


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Upon this evaluation, an idea

came to my mind

on how to improve my life.

根據上述評斷,

腦中出現新的點子來改善我的生活


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I'll take things

easy.

I'll try to open

my heart

to my love.

讓事情簡單

試著打開我的心去愛

I'll listen more

to the ones

surrounding me.

I'll save more time

to spend it

with my friends.

聽更多關於我身邊的事

花更多時間和我的朋友同歡

No,

karaoke I'll never do,

but I believe

I'll sing more.

I'll try

to travel

more.

有更多的旅行


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I'll go

more times

to the seaside.

I'll make my best

to cook tasty food.

有更多的時間在海邊

試著去做最好吃的食物

I'll join

my friends’

warmth.

A bit love more.

多一點愛

溶入溫暖友情

一起達到共同的目標

I'll be happier

to get news

from my friends...

and achieve

together

common

objectives

高興獲得朋友的消息


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“Well, say

what you want, but I am

a nice guy!”

I can’t be sure,

but I believe

it worths trying.

我不能確定但這值得一試

說你想要什麼

我是個好人

No harm

from

a glass more.

HIC!

I'll co-operate

clean the world

from nasty people.

And I hope

they won’t stop me

when my time

comes.


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我不知道是不是對每個人都是好的,但至少我將有美好的時光照我的方式來做

你認為呢

I do not know whether it is good for everybody, but

I’m sure that at least I will have had a wonderful time… which by the way is what counts more.

DON’T YOU THINK SO?


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Thank you!


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