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Unit 7 Take Risks When There’s No Danger. Lead-in activity:. 1. Translate the following expressions: 火险 ; 战争险 保火险 合资企业 危险:有爆炸物 Hint: danger; risk; hazard; venture. Key: 火险 fire risk 战争险 war risk 保火险 insure one ’ s house against fire risk

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lead in activity
Lead-in activity:
  • 1. Translate the following expressions:
  • 火险; 战争险
  • 保火险
  • 合资企业
  • 危险:有爆炸物
  • Hint:
  • danger; risk; hazard; venture

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Key:
  • 火险 fire risk
  • 战争险 war risk
  • 保火险 insure one’s house against fire
  • risk
  • 保险公司 insurance company
  • PICC: People’s Insurance Company of
  • China
  • 合资企业 a joint venture
  • 危险:有爆炸物 Danger— Explosion!

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danger risk hazard venture
danger; risk; hazard; venture
  • 2. Distinguish the four words above and make some sentences with them.

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danger
danger
  • danger:possibility of suffering damage, injury, loss, etc. Feel physically uncomfortable esp. when one’s flesh is torn. Danger may be avoided by good planning.
  • e.g. It was a journey of danger and difficulty.
  • in danger of: likely to incur or suffer from 处于……危险之中
  • e.g. The animal is in danger of extinction.
  • out of danger: (of a person who has suffered a serious injury or illness) not expected to die(重伤或重病者)脱离危险期

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risk
  • risk: n. (instance of the) possibility of meeting danger or suffering harm, loss, etc. Uncertain about the outcome/final result. The possibilities of either failure or success.
  • 遇险,受害,风险
  • e.g. Fire is a risk that endangers us all equally.
  • 火灾危及我们每一个人,无一例外。

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hazard
hazard
  • hazard: n. thing that can cause danger; risk 危险; more formal than risk; hazard usu. can not be controlled though it may be predicted.
  • e.g.: Smoking is a serious health hazard.
  • Wet roads are a hazard to drivers.
  • hazardous: adj. dangerous, risky

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venture
venture
  • Venture: n. project or undertaking, esp. a commercial one where there is a risk of failure:
  • 冒险;冒险事业;(商业)投机
  • E.g. The car-hire firm is their latest (joint) business venture.
  • 出租汽车公司是他们最新的一个合资项目。

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new words study
New Words Study
  • Read the new words after me.
  • Do exercise on new words.

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matching exercise
Anxiety

Excessive

Initiative

Mild

Strategy

Supportive

Uncertainty

Physically injured

Alarm clock

discomfort

策略

身体受伤害

焦虑,忧虑

不自在,不安

不确定,难以预料

轻微的;温和的,温柔的

主动性,进取心;带头,主动行为

闹钟

过多的,过度的

支持的,提供帮助的

Matching Exercise

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vocabulary exercise
Vocabulary Exercise
  • Use the words given below to complete the following sentences, change the form if necessary.
  • injure; fall into pieces; failure; audience;
  • 1. Winston is not someone who accepts___ easily.
  • 2. Paul was told to stay in bed to rest his ____ leg.
  • 3. He imagined that the ____ might throw objects at him while he was speaking.
  • 4. The watermelon slipped from his hands and _______.

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injure; fall into pieces; failure; audience;
  • 1. Winston is not someone who accepts failure easily.
  • 2. Paul was told to stay in bed to rest his injured leg.
  • 3. He imagined that the audience might throw objects at him while he was speaking.
  • 4. The watermelon slipped from his hands and fell into pieces.

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Vocabulary Exercise
  • career; inhibit; advancement; disapproval;
  • 5. Jason saw the look of _____ on his mother’s face.
  • 6. She has a ____ in teaching high school English.
  • 7. The new system leaves less chance for personal _____ .
  • 8. Tom’s shyness _____ him from meeting new people.

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career; inhibit; advancement; disapproval;
  • 5. Jason saw the look of disapproval on his mother’s face.
  • 6. She has a career in teaching high school English.
  • 7. The new system leaves less chance for personal advancement .
  • 8. Tom’s shyness inhibited/s him from meeting new people.

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text study
Text Study
  • Pre-reading question:
  • Will you do something risky or dangerous? Why?
  • Buy some stocks or shares – risky or dangerous?
  • Go skating on the icy river – risky or dangerous?

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collectivism vs individualism
Collectivismvs. Individualism
  • Collectivism and Individualism are two contrasting views of the relationship between the individual and the group.
  • Collectivism holds that the group is the primary unit of social reality and the ultimate standard of value, and that one's identity is determined by the groups one interacts with.
  • Individualism holds that the individual is the primary unit of social reality and the ultimate standard of value.

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focuses on ethics and morality;

harmony and cooperation,

we-culture.

go in the middle way (中庸), behave in a moderate (mild) way.

中庸:neither too much nor too little, conform to the group, compromise

focuses on science and ration;

dissent and competition.

I-culture

adventurous, risky.

adventurous: unique, creative, initiative

rational, well-planned, research

Collectivism vs. Individualism

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comment
Comment
  • We should maintain the best part of Chinese traditional culture and adopt the best part of western culture.
  • That’s to say, we should make personal success through self-struggle and selfishcompetition, but our happiness and benefits of personal success should be shared by others.
  • 达则兼济天下,穷则独善其身。

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famous mottoes
Famous Mottoes
  • If you lose money, you lose a little; If you lose friends, you lose some; If you lose your courage, you lose all.— Cervantes.
  • All is lost when courage is lost.
  • The greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing. If you risk nothing, you will achieve nothing and become nothing.
  • Opportunities lie in risk.

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Text Study
  • While-reading activities
  • The general organization of the text:
  • The text can be divided into four parts. You are given the paragraph numbers of each part and the main topics. Try to match the paragraphs with their corresponding topics.

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text organization
Para. 1~2:

Para. 3~9

Para. 10~13

Para. 14~16

1. The common practice of confusing risk with danger and the reason for doing so.

2. The importance of determining whether there is danger and author’s suggestion about taking risks if there is no danger.

3. The negative effects of not taking risks.

4. The differences between risk and danger and a manager’s good example of taking risks.

Text Organization

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assignment
assignment
  • 1. finish doing the translation exercise on P221.
  • 2. finish doing the exercise on grammar review and vocabulary review in Part Three.
  • 3. Study after-class reading passage 1 “The Two Brothers”, think about what choice you would make if you were in the same situation and why.
  • 4. Read after-class reading passage 2 and think about the following question: what do you think of President Calvin Coolidge’s attitude toward the burglar?
  • 5. Self-study the translation skills in Part Four.

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collectivisim 1
Collectivisim 1
  • focuses on ethics and morality;
  • We know that Confucius is the forefather of the Chinese ethics and morality,
  • He said that:
  • 君子不患寡而患不均
  • 其身正,不令而从,其身不正,虽令不从.
  • 德才兼备; 王道德治

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individualism 1
Individualism 1
  • focuses on science and ration;
  • After the Renaissance, western people began to think that human is the soul of the universe, and he is characterized by rationalism.
  • Rationalism regards reason as the chief source and test of knowledge and, in contrast to empiricism, rationalism tends to distrust sensory experience.

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collectivisim 2
Collectivisim 2
  • Focus on harmony and cooperation.
  • Chinese people usually say that:
  • 一根筷子易折断,十双筷子当扁担。
  • 兄弟同心,其利断金。
  • We often attribute our achievements to the group efforts.
  • 记名要记国家名,谋利要谋国家利

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individualism 2
Individualism 2
  • focuses on dissent and competition.;
  • Western people often say that you have the right to view your ideas though I disagree with you.
  • Forgive and forget is a kind of virtue.
  • Everyone believes that they can make self-success through self-struggle and selfish competition.
  • The Red Jungle Law: Only the fittest survives.

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Thank you for your attention!!

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