New Era Interactive English Level 4. Unit 12 Just Being Honest Liu Yan School of Foreign Languages CCNU. Class-meeting Objectives. Topic: When you love somebody … Vocabulary: Phrases with break Function: Talk about intentions and plans Wish someone luck
New Era Interactive English Level 4
Just Being Honest
School of Foreign Languages
Wish someone luck
break a habit, break a law, break a promise,
break a record, break a story, break a sweat, break new ground, break somebody's heart,
break the ice, break the news to somebody
Warm-up: Brain Teaser
Solve this puzzle:
4. Who always drive his customers away?
5. How do movie stars keep cool?
A hot dog.
With all their fans.
Retell the story
qualifying soccer mews reporter
offer a new job
spend more time
What does Patty suggest Nick doing to Talia?
Is Talia moving to Chicago for her new job? Why or why not?
No. Because Tony matched Newsbeat’s offer, she turned it down.
She suggests that Nick speak with Talia.
Announcer on TV: Glitter … the perfect toothpaste for the perfect smile.Jackie on TV: Remember, all that glitters is not gold.Nick:Patty, could you ___________________ a little?Patty:Oh, sure, Nick. It seems like yesterday when you were asking me to ________ the volume.Nick:Huh?Patty:You member! The day when you __________ Jackie Bishop on TV.Nick:Oh, yeah, that! In a way it DOES seem like just yesterday. But a lot has happened since then.Patty:Oh, I know. Like, now you can see Jackie Bishop on TV all the time!Nick:Yup, in that __________ toothpaste commercial. Well, I guess things have worked out for her.Patty:Seems so. And they’ve worked out OK for you, too, right? I mean, you DID score the ____________ in the qualifying match.Nick:Yes, but ___________, we DIDN’T make it to the finals.Patty:No, but there’s always next time.Nick:That’s right, there’s always next time …
turn the volume down
Patty:Oh, you know who else I see on TV a lot now? _____________________ __________. What’s her name again? Talia something?Nick:Talia Santos. Yeah, I heard she’s been working really hard. __________________________ __________. And now she’s going to be moving.Patty:It sounds like you need to speak with her.Nick:You’re right, Patty. I’ll see you later.Patty:Bye, Nick. Hey! ________________ ________________
turn the volume down: reduce the sound level of a TV, radio, or stereo etc.
turn up: to intensify or increaseturn out:to happen, to have a final result
That reporter who broke the story
It seems like yesterday I feel like it happened very recently (though it didn’t)
in a way: in a sense, to a certain extent
Yup: (very informal) yes
I haven’t had a chance to see her much lately
Let me know how
things turn out.
Talia:No, Chicago.Nick:Right, Chicago. Anyway, she said they want you to start right away.Talia:True. But Nick, I …Nick:Wait, Talia. I have to tell you how I feel.Talia:OK. Go ahead. I’m listening.Nick:I know __________________, but it’s only because I didn’t want to ___________. I know how important your career is to you.Talia:What are you talking about, Nick?Nick:What I’m trying to say is, I want to spend more time with you. I don’t want you to move.Talia:Good. Because THIS is where I’m moving.Nick:Huh?Talia:THIS, this is my new office. I _______ Newsbeat_______. Tony said he’d ________________.Nick:So in other words ... ______________ ____________Talia:No. As usual, you were just being honest. It’s one of the___________ I like most about you.
I haven’t been in touch
get in the way
go ahead: (spoken) to start; please do it
be in touch (with): in continuing communication with someone by phone/letter/e-mail
get in the way: to obstruct; to make things difficult
Talia:Nick! Hi! ___________________ call you.Nick:Oh, hi. Well, Amy called me. She told me the news. She said she’s got your job as a researcher.Talia:That’s right. Isn’t it great?Nick:Yeah, yeah ... she told me the news about you. When are you moving?Talia:Not until next week.Nick:Oh. Is there somewhere we can go for a few minutes?Talia:Sure. Here, come in here.Nick:So Amy told me you _________ from Newsbeat. Where are they? Atlanta?
I’ve been meaning to
turn down: to refuse an offer or opportunity
in other words: to say it another way
make a fool of oneself: to do something silly or embarrassing in front of other people
match their offer
I just made a fool of myself
got an offer
Find a Roommate
Imagine that you and your partner are Jenna’s roommates. Jenna is transferring to a
new school at the end of the semester. You know she posted an ad on the web to
find a roommate. When you and your partner were surfing the web, you found the
information below. It’s all wrong! Take turns talking about Jenna’s information. Use
auxiliary verbs for emphasis to talk about what you know is true about Jenna.
It says Jenna has a lot of furniture, but she doesn’t have a lot of furniture.
It says Jenna has a lot of furniture, but she doesn’t have a lot of furniture.It says Jenna doesn’t often invite friends to her apartment, but she does often invite friends to her apartment.It says Jenna is home most weeknights, but she isn’t home most weeknights.It says Jenna goes away on weekends, but she doesn’t go away on weekends.It says Jenna won’t use the kitchen much, but she will use the kitchen a lot.It says Jenna doesn’t play loud music, but she does play loud music.It says Jenna keeps her room neat, but she doesn’t keep her room neat.It says Jenna will share phone and Internet expenses, but she won’t share phone and Internet expenses.It says Jenna has always paid her rent on time, but she hasn’t always paid her rent on time.
Talking about intentions
Asking about plans
I’ve been meaning to …,
I’ve been planning to call you,
I’ve been wanting to …,
but things keep coming up.
but I haven’t had time.
but I keep forgetting.
What are you planning to do?
What are you going to be doing after this?
Do you have any plans for the future?
What are your plans?
Wishing someone good luck
Best of luck to you.
I hope things turn out well for you.
I’m sure everything will work out.
Talking about plans
I hope to get
I may just get
I intend to get a job.
What I plan to do is get
I’m thinking of getting
Wishing someone good luck
Let me know what happens.
Let me know how things turn out.
Let me know how everything goes.
Keep me posted.
Keep in touch.
A: Hi! Congratulations!B: Congratulations to you, too. I’ve been meaning to call you, but I haven’t had time. So, what are you going to be doing after graduation?A: Oh, I’m doing an internship at TalkWeek magazine for the summer. I hope to get a job there by the end of the summer. How about you? What are you planning to do?B: I’ve applied to some graduate schools. What I plan to do is get a degree in business administration.A: That’s great. I hope things turn out well for you.B: Thanks. Best of luck to you, too.C: Hey, Donnie. Are you enjoying the party?D: Yeah, it’s great. This might be the last time I see some of these people for a long time, so I’ve been pretty busy. I haven’t had much time to taste the food. C: I know what you mean. I can’t believe that all of us are finally graduating. Do you have any plans for the future?D: Well, I’m going to work as a photographer for New Life Daily.C: Cool! I know you have been dreaming to be a photographer.D: Thanks. Do you have any plans for the future?C: Yeah. I’m going to work as a broadcaster for Rainbow TV Network.D: I’m sure everything will turn out well for you.C: Thank you. Wish you make it as a big time photographer.D: Let me know how everything goes.C: OK. Keep in touch.A & B: Hey, guys. Why not toast together?C & D: Sure. Cheers!
You don’t like me.
Juliet: Banoffee pie?Mark: No, thanks.Juliet: Thank god, _____________________________ if you'd said yes.Mark: Right, well. Lucky you.Juliet: Can I come in?Mark: Er, yeah! Well, I'm a bit busy.Juliet: I was just passing and I thought we might check that video thing out. I thought I might be able to swap it for some pie or maybe munchies?Mark: Actually I was being ___________. I don't know where it is. I'll have a look around tonight.Juliet: Mark, can I say something?Mark: Yeah.Juliet: I know you're Peter's best friend and I know you've never ________ warmed to me. Look, don't, don't argue. We've never got friendly. But I just wanted to say, I hope that can change. I'm nice, I really am. __________ my terrible taste in pie and... it would be great if we could be friends.Mark: Absolutely, absolutely.Juliet: Great.Mark: Doesn't mean we'll be able to find the video, though. I had a real search when you first called and couldn't find any ________ so...Juliet: This one says Peter and Juliet's wedding. Do you think we might be ________________?Mark: Err, yeah, well... wow. That- that could be it.Juliet: Do you mind if I...?
you would have broken my heart
Check sth. Out: to examine or investigate, here, it means to find
Swap sth. for sth.: to exchange sth. for sth. “用……换……”
Mark: I've probably taped it over it. Almost everything's episode of west wing on it now. Oh.Juliet: Oh bingo. That's lovely. Well done you. Oh, that's ________. Thank you so much, Mark. This is exactly what I' was hoping for. I look quite pretty. You've __________________, haven't you? They are all of me.
Mark: Yeah, yeah, yes.
Juliet: But, you never talked to me. You always talk to Peter. You don't like me.
Mark:I hope it's useful. Don't show it around too much. Needs a bit of editing. Look, I got to get a lunch, early lunch. You can just show yourself out, can't you?
__________________________, you see.
stayed rather close
I did make great efforts to look for 我费了好大的劲找…
Don’t show off around. 不要到处炫耀。
on the right track
on the right path; make the right decision/choice
It’s a self-preservation thing
You stay a little while And touch me with your smile And what can I say to make you mine To reach out for you in time
Oh my pretty pretty boy I love you Like I never ever loved no one before you Pretty pretty boy of mine Just tell me you love me too ….Oh pretty boy Say you love me too
Prepare for a two-minute speech on the topic: