An Integrated English Course Book 4. Unit Four. Text I A View of Mountains. How do you understand the title? What’s the theme of this essay? When did the view of mountains first appear? What’s happened so that people can have a clear view of mountains? What type of writing is the text?
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Atomic bomb being dropped on Hiroshima mountains” in one of the pictures?
The mushroom cloud of the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan on August 9, 1945.
Corpses charred mountains” in one of the pictures?
Bodies branded with the patterns of their clothes mountains” in one of the pictures?
A horse twisted under the cart it had been pulling. mountains” in one of the pictures?
A girl survivor stood in the open mouth of a bomb shelter and smiled an unearthly smile.
（1） expect with anxiety, suspicion, or fear 忧虑；担心
（2）to grasp mentally, to understand 领会，理解
1. had better
2. More, less
3. fainter and fainter
4. none the worse 依然如故，并不更差；未受到伤害
5. no better, no worse
6. so much the betterso much the better/worse (for sb/sth) that is even better/worse 甚至更好[更坏]
1. Their cattle were branded with the letter C.
2. In this season Brooks has really come into his own as a goal scorer.
3. An economic crisis is hanging over that country.
4. He is the man who really gives the order, but he always remains in the background.
5. After dispatching the messenger, what is left for us to do is nothing but to wait.
6. You just have to call and he’s here in a flash.
7. They have lived in the shadow of war for totally seventeen years.
8. These are the last seven Northeast Tigers in existence. If human beings failed to protect them, the tigers of this species would face extinction.
Questions for discussion
1. 派遣，调派 2. 绊脚；摇摇晃晃地走
3. 抵消，抗衡 4. 组成，构成
5. 艺术技巧，技艺 6. 市郊， 外围地区
7. 严重危险 8. 继续，连续 n.
9. 脉搏，脉冲 10. 碎石
11. 残骸，废墟 12. 完好无缺的，完整的
13. 忧虑，担忧；领会 14. 存在 n.
1. dispatch 2. stumble
3. counterpoise 4. constitute
5. artistry 6. outskirt /outskirts
7. peril 8. continuation
9. pulse 10. rubble
11. wreckage 12. intact
13. apprehend 14. existence
The Wrist Watch
It is generally believed that wrist watches are an exception / to the normal sequence in the evolution of man's jewelry. / Reversing the usual order, they were first worn by women, / and then adopted by men. / In the old days, queens included wrist watches among their crown jewelry. / Later, they were worn by Swiss workers and farmers. / Until World War I, Americans associated the watch with fortune hunters. / Then army officers discovered that the wrist watch was most practical for active combat. / Race car drivers also loved to wear wrist watches, / and pilots found them most useful while flying. / Soon men dared to wear wrist watches without feeling self-conscious. / By 1924, some 30 percent of man's watches were worn on the wrist. / Today, the figure is 90 percent. / And they are now worn by both men and women / for practical purposes rather than for decoration.