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College English Reading Course Book II Nov. 2002 Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press. Extensive Reading (for students of 2006):. Unit 5 Reading Skills. Recognizing sequence of ideas in narrative writing. See textbook (pages 91-93) and do the exercises (page 93).

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College english reading course book ii nov 2002 shanghai foreign language education press

College English Reading Course Book IINov. 2002Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press

Extensive Reading

(for students of 2006):


Unit 5 reading skills

Extensive Reading-- Unit 5, Book 2

Unit 5Reading Skills

  • Recognizing sequence of ideas in narrative writing.

    See textbook (pages 91-93) and do the exercises (page 93)


Text 13 my own experience 15 minutes

Extensive Reading-- Unit 5, Book 2

Text 13 My Own Experience (15 minutes)

1. General Comprehension of the text

  • 1) What cases are mentioned in the text in which the author’s mother made use of her hands?

  • 2) Besides the sense of touch, what other acute senses did the author’s mother possess? Cite examples from the text to illustrate.

  • 3) What examples show that the author’s mother reared her children using her mind’s eye?


College english reading course book ii nov 2002 shanghai foreign language education press

Extensive Reading-- Unit 5, Book 2

  • 4) What kind of person the mother was?

  • 5) Did the mother really know what her daughter was like, being blind all her life? What did she mean by “I really know what you are like --- what you are like inside”?


2 useful expressions

Band 4 Vocabulary

acute (senses) 敏锐的

It never occurred to sb. that…

thumb

forefinger

crown

apply (a bandage)

敷, 涂, 贴

reckon with

rear 抚养

Band 6 Vocabulary

bandage

stray

sneak

更高要求词汇

slyly

Useful Phrases

line up(使)排成行或列

come up with

in one’s mind’s eye

Extensive Reading-- Unit 5, Book 2

2. Useful Expressions


Text 14 the day i was fat 15 minutes

Extensive Reading-- Unit 5, Book 2

Text 14 The Day I Was Fat (15 minutes)

1. General Comprehension of the text

  • 1) What factors contributed to the increase of the author’s weight?

  • 2) Why didn’t any member of her family tell the author that she was fat?

  • 3) Why did the author always fail to lose weight?

  • 4) What did the author think of the boy’s words? Why was she hurt so much? Why did she emphasize the fact that the boy looked ugly?


College english reading course book ii nov 2002 shanghai foreign language education press

Extensive Reading-- Unit 5, Book 2

  • 5) What did he author do in her fight to lose weigh?

  • 6) What is most important in the fight to lose weight? What did the author realize after she lost some weight?

  • 7. How does the author feel now?


2 suggested division of the passage

Extensive Reading-- Unit 5, Book 2

2. Suggested division of the passage:

The text can be divided into three parts:

  • Part I (Lines 1-29): Keeping gaining weight before the incident.

  • Part II (Lines 30-57): The turning point – a quarrel with a teenager who called her “fat”.

  • Part III (Lines 58-84): The influence of the pivotal event on her.


3 useful expressions

Band 4 Vocabulary

execute

limber split

gross

stingv.刺, 螫, 叮; 刺痛

pray

shed (the weight)去除

lean (meat) 精瘦的

protein 蛋白质

abuse n. / v.辱骂

figure 体形、体态

Band 6 Vocabulary

cheerleading squad

拉拉队

notorious

tease

nonetheless

虽然如此, 但是

glare at 怒视、瞪眼看

jerk

idiot

rigorous

nutrition

Extensive Reading-- Unit 5, Book 2

3. Useful Expressions


College english reading course book ii nov 2002 shanghai foreign language education press

更高要求词汇

plump

hideous

丑陋的;可憎的

Useful Phrases

burst onto the scene 伺机冒出来

settle down

安顿下来:过稳定的生活

blow up充气;膨胀the welcome mat

门口的地毡

out of the question:

impossible

pullinto

(车)驶入;到达

Extensive Reading-- Unit 5, Book 2


Text 15 flying blind 15 minutes

Extensive Reading-- Unit 5, Book 2

Text 15 Flying Blind (15 minutes)

1. General Comprehension of the text

  • 1) What did Nathan Ross notice one evening during a rainstorm?

  • 2) What did he do immediately to help the pilot land on the airstrip in Tenterfield?

  • 3) What was the purpose of Esmond Yasi’s flight that evening? What unexpected difficulty did he meet half an hour after the takeoff?

  • 4) After the lightening cut off the power to the town, how did Yasi land safely?


2 useful expressions1

Band 4 Vocabulary

prime

soaring peaks

高飞, 翱翔; 高耸云霄的

track

raging

genius

band波段

portable 便携式的

(electronics) gear设备

static

pump (fuel into)

the gathering storm

low visibility

descend下降

given

prep. 考虑到,鉴于

hazard

nose

shakily

Extensive Reading-- Unit 5, Book 2

2. Useful Expressions


College english reading course book ii nov 2002 shanghai foreign language education press

Band 6 Vocabulary

buck

solo (exercise) 单独的

pop

be certified for

取得 …资格的

flare

reassuring

flap

flip

stumble

更高要求词汇

smack

colossal巨大的, 庞大的

Useful Phrases

bark / shout one’s head off 不断地大声叫

make a mental note of 心理想着,记住

stay / steer clear of: avoid

run through

浏览,匆匆地看

run out用完;耗尽

Extensive Reading-- Unit 5, Book 2


3 translation of some difficult sentences in the text

Extensive Reading-- Unit 5, Book 2

3. Translation of someDifficult Sentences in the Text

1) Judging from the plane's path, and the way the little craft was bucking and yawing, you didn't need to be a genius to know that the pilot was lost or in trouble or both. (Line 17)

从飞机的飞行路线和它抖动和偏航的方式来判断,一般的人都知道飞行员迷失了方向或飞机出了问题,或两者都有。


College english reading course book ii nov 2002 shanghai foreign language education press

Extensive Reading-- Unit 5, Book 2

2) He made a mental note to stay clear of the gathering storm, since he wasn't certified for low-visibility, instrument-only flying. (Line 43)

他心里想着要避开越采越大的风暴,因为他还没有取得在低能见度、只使用仪器的,隋况下飞行的资格。


College english reading course book ii nov 2002 shanghai foreign language education press

Extensive Reading-- Unit 5, Book 2

3) He explained that once the runway was lit, the pilot could follow streetlights to the edge of town, and then car lights on the main road out of town to get there. (Line 78)

他解释说,当跑道的灯亮起来以后,飞行员可以沿着街道的灯飞到镇的边缘,然后跟着大道上出城的汽车灯光到达那里。


College english reading course book ii nov 2002 shanghai foreign language education press

Extensive Reading-- Unit 5, Book 2

4) When he refocused, he saw only darkness where Tenterfield had blinked just seconds before. (Line 100)

当他再次睁开眼睛看下去的时候,几秒钟之前还灯光闪闪的田德菲尔德镇一片黑暗。


College english reading course book ii nov 2002 shanghai foreign language education press

Extensive Reading-- Unit 5, Book 2

5) With the wing flaps down to decrease speed, Yasi pulled the throttle back until the plane had slowed to 60 knots, around 70 m.p.h. (Line 116)

在把飞机的襟翼放下来以减低速度以后,亚斯把调节阀往回拉,直到飞机速度减慢到60节,大约每小时70英里。


Key to the exercises

Extensive Reading-- Unit 5, Book 2

Key to the Exercises

Key to Text 13, Unit 5: My Own Experience

  • I. 1. D 2. C 3. C 4. A 5. B

  • II. l. 我从来没有想过她用手触摸东西、抚摸我的脸或是我给她看的东西的方式是奇怪的。

  • 2.接着她尖叫起来,迅速把手缩回去,要我立即把鸟带到外面去,同时警告我不要再让她碰这样的东西。

  • 3.凭着她那灵敏的双耳和鼻子,她综合起来判断通常总会得出正确的答案。


College english reading course book ii nov 2002 shanghai foreign language education press

Extensive Reading-- Unit 5, Book 2

  • 4.当他们把我的宝贝小男孩放在我的手臂上时,我,就如我的母亲一样,可以看到我的孩子并知道他有多漂亮。

    Reading-skill exercises

  • Signal words:

    immediately, while, … , and, and, later

  • Sequence of details in the passage:

    1. c 2. e 3. h 4. a 5. g

    6. d 7. f 8. i 9. b


Key to text 14 unit 5 the day i was fat

Extensive Reading-- Unit 5, Book 2

Key to Text 14, Unit 5:The Day I Was Fat

  • I. 1. B 2. D 3. C 4. D 5. A


Key to text 15 unit 5 flying blind

Extensive Reading-- Unit 5, Book 2

Key to Text 15, Unit 5: Flying Blind

  • I. 1. F 2. T 3. T 4. F 5. F 6. T

  • II. 1.罗斯知道,在这样的一团漆黑中,在这样的风雨中,加上田德菲尔德四周的4000英尺高的群山,让飞行员降落是很困难的。

  • 2.数分钟后,已经别无选择。一场反常的雨暴吞没了他的飞机——这是一名新飞行员所:能碰到的最糟糕的事情。

  • 3.在任何情况下,侧风着陆都是危险的,而现在的危险就是他有可能机头先着陆,使机身颠簸不停。

  • 4.当时一点儿时间都不能耽误。然而,此时此刻的时间却似乎向前无限延伸,即使在这雨中漆黑的、泥泞的飞机场上。


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