Unit 6 Women,. Grasp the main idea (the belief in superwomen encourages average women to achieve their goal) and structure of the text Appreciate how the author achieves coherence for her essay Master key languages points and grammatical structures
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Appreciate how the author achieves coherence for her essay
Master key languages points and grammatical structures
Conduct a series of activities related to the textTeaching Objectives
Women, Half the sky !
In the old society of China, women in general were inferior to man. They always do housework all the time, and not have their own spare time. Maybe it was a luxury , or it is impossible for them to relax and learning knowledge.
As time goes on, the society is developing dramatically in all fields. Women’s role in society of China has been undergoing great changes. Overall, women become increasingly independent.
Women have the rights to receive education. From working as nurses and teachers to doctors, engineers and managers, women are no longer confined to certain professions.
They even surpass men in some fields which used to be dominated by men. With the recognition of women’s abilities, they are receiving growing respect from society.
If you were reborn, would you prefer to be a man or a woman? Why?Group discussion
Starring the “boss from hell”， Streep manages to make the character both amusing, scary and touching (sometimes simultaneously).
In the 1960s feminism (=the belief that women and men are equal in abilities and should have equal rights and opportunities) became the subject of intense debate when the women’s liberation movement encouraged women to reject their traditional supporting role and to demand equal status and equal rights with men in areas such as employment and pay.
Since then the gender gap between the sexes has been reduced. However, the battle between feminist and traditional views of a woman’s role continues. It is widely accepted by younger people that women should, if they wish, be allowed to develop their careers and not give up work when they have a family.
Feminism has brought about many changes in the English language. Many words for job titles that included “man” have been replaced.
1. A friend said that…, she had a bridge in Brooklyn she’d like to sell me.(L6)
2. Despite my friend’s…to buy that bridge she mentioned. (L66)
3. Then I’ll tell her …her own version of that bridge after all. (L86)
Completed over a century ago, the Brooklyn Bridge still stands today as not only a beautiful and iconic image of New York City, but also a functioning link between Manhattan and Brooklyn.
This bridge is traversed by over 140,000 pedestrians（行人）, bicyclists, and motorists each day. History of the Brooklyn Bridge spans from the commencement(开始) of construction in 1870 to the day Brooklyn Bridge Manhattan was finally completed in 1883.The Brooklyn Bridge
The name Oklahoma was derived by combining the Choctaw words for “red” and “people”. Part of the state’s area had been originally put aside for settlement of Native Americans and was known as Indian Territory（领域）. The other section of the state, Oklahoma Territory, was gradually opened for white settlement toward the end of the 19th century. Oklahoma earned its nickname, the Sooner State, from the fact that some land-hungry settlers, known as the Sooners（抢先占有土地者）, jumped the starting gun that was to open one section of the territory to settlers and rushed in to take land before they were legally entitled to do so.
Oklahoma was admitted to the Union on November 16, 1907, as the 46th state. Resulting from the combination of Indian and Oklahoma territories, the state retains marked features of its Native American heritage in the makeup of its population and the Indian place-names in the state.
Despite her friend’s advice, the author, unable to resist the temptation, falls for superwomen stories again.
Her encounter with a superwomen and its impact on her.
She tells about what prevents her from becoming a superwoman herself.
Whether you like it or not, women in many cases have to take up more responsibilities than men. That’s why the author writes: “Men have generally been assured that achieving their heart’s desires would be a piece of cake. Women, of course, have always believed that we can’t have our cake and eat it too.” What she means is that men are encouraged to achieve their goals in life, but women know that they can only achieve some goals at the expense of other goals. However, there are superwomen in the real world who are able to perform great deeds and to enjoy their lives at the same time. It is they who give the average woman the courage to go on, that is to say, the belief in superwomen encourages average women to achieve their goals.
2. Can you get the implied meaning of those words or phrases?
Those words or phrases just reflect the traditional role of women as food-providers.
Coherence & repetitionGR-4.1
Three main ways of achieving coherence in this text:
1. Try to find transitional words like but, however, yet,
especially in Paragraphs 8 to 10.
2. The most striking feature of this text is the repetition of key words and phrases. Try to scan the whole text to find the
following key words and phrases.
L4: in her spare time
L6: in her spare time
L33: in her spare time
L36: in their spare time
L37: in your spare time
What is the purpose of repeating key words ?
modern fairy tale,
point out the fact that many people do not believe in superwomen stories.
L10: incredible accomplishments
L63: modern fairy tales
L70: extraordinary deeds
L76: an impossible dream
There has been an incredible amount of interest in the information highway during the last few years.Incredible=unbelievable
Sitting on her mother’s lap, the little girl was quiet.
2. n. a part of long journey, between two points where you stop
The first lap of our trip is from New York City to Boston.lap
The kids are singing in harmony.
2. n. a state or condition of agreement, cooperation, or peacefulness
Since they moved to this community they have lived in harmony with their neighbors.harmony
He is by nature rather an aggressive person.
I’m not by nature a violent man, but these insults were more than I could bear.by nature
Steve will have to get his act together if he is going to pass the exam. He can’t just sit about doing nothing all day.get one’s act together
The interview continued, with Smith breaking off at intervals to consult his notes.
2. used to state the precise gap in time or distance between things
There were red warning lights at intervals along the street.at intervals
The deadline will be due tomorrow. We have to race the clock.
The semester is coming to an end. We have to race the clock every day to prepare for our final exams.race the clock
His decision to move overseas has a lot to do with his financial problem.have sth./little/much/nothing to do with
We’re about to move on to the second stage of the project.
She ran this shop for ten years before deciding to move on to the real estate business.move on to
1. I should have known better than to ask…(L32)
2. Other women,…, not only during office hours, butin their spare time as well. (L35)
3. I imagine how lovely life would be if only I possessed …(L60)
as precisely as a Swiss watch
have a familiar ring
Talk about the Pictures
Carol’s worrying about her daughter has much to do with her being hooked on the internet recently.
Alison’s so disorganized-I wish she’d get her act togher.
Despite her resolution not to believe such modern fairy tales any more, she couldn’t resist the idea of admiring superheroines.2. Rewrite sentences. P188
is racing the clock；sophisticated.
Reproaches; for possessing; consuming3. Complete sentences. P188-189
We didn’t have the chance to see her-she was too busy
It seems she was coming to understand it better as she grew older.
How did you manage to become a television anchorwoman?
Gradually I came to like the proposal she brought forward in the group discussion.
You’re becoming more and more like your mother.III Usage P190