Unit 4 extraterrestrials. Preview materials. GR-1. Part Division of the Text. Parts. Lines. Main Ideas. The narrator claims that no extraterrestrials will ever land on Earth. 1. 1~7.
Part Division of the Text
The narrator claims that no extraterrestrials will ever land on Earth.
The narrator gives an account of his encounter with extraterrestrials, making it clear why he claims that they will return no more.
1. on account of
2. a general store
3. a sheep ranch
4. insist on doing sth
5. a flying saucer
6. be backed up against
7. knock off
8. hit the sack
9. a shooting star
10. bug one’s eyes
11. a dark complexion
12. have … under observation
13. spit out
14. go for
15. regardless of
16. at sb.’s service
17. a hurry-up message
18. go to pieces
19. recover one’s wits
20. make like
21. knock down
22. The breath goes out of sb.
23. take off
24. fade out
He is so busy by April l4 that he will not have anything to do with anybody. April l5 is the deadline for tax forms to be mailed. On April l4 some people stay up late trying to finish all the tax forms.
You could notice Cameron was beginning to understand what they said.
Although Cameron didn’t like foreigners very much..., he
would try to be fair to them.
but I was so scared that I couldn’t do anything, couldn’t even fall down if someone took my chair away. All I could do was sit and stare.
... everything they said was true.
It means that the author completely understood
what they said.
1. exhaust: (v.)1) to tire out 使精疲力竭
e.g. What an exhausting day! I’m completely exhausted.
2) to use up completely 用完，耗尽
e.g. exhaust the funds in a week
exhaust one’s patience
3) to describe or deal with (a subject) completely
e.g. We’ve exhausted this subject; let’s go on to the next.
(n.) the escape or release of vaporous waste material as from an engine; the fumes or gases.
2) the state of being free from unsanctioned intrusion
e.g. People should respect others’ right to privacy.
3) secrecy 隐私
because of, as a result of, due to, owing to, thanks to
The house isn’t really suitable for an old person on
account of all those stairs.
The president declined to deliver the speech himself on account of a sore throat.
e.g. A deputy was appointed in case the manager became ill.
After several years’ hard work he was promoted to deputy manager.
e.g. The head of the department asked me to work up some sample compositions and give them to the students.
Let's go for a walk to work up an appetite (to make ourselves hungry).
e.g. He always knocks off at six o’clock.
If I get this paper done I'll knock off early today.
When do you usually knock off for supper?
l) cause someone to fall to the ground by pushing or hitting them
e.g. The driver was in serious trouble for knocking down a pedestrian on a pedestrian crossing.
2) destroy and remove sth.
e.g. The house is being knocked down to make way for a new road.
We’re planning to knock the dividing wall down so as to make one large room.
e.g. Time to hit the sack; lights out!
Louise was so tired that he hit the sack soon after supper.
9. locality: a particular place; the position of sth.
e.g. People living in this locality complain of traffic noises disturbing them at night.
Having lived in California for about ten years, they moved to another locality.
e.g. When I’m angry, I find it best to isolate myself from other people for a little while.
In the early decades of its history, the United States was relatively isolated from Europe and other parts of the world.
It would certainly be unnatural for someone to totally isolate themselves.
e.g. Some immigrants discarded their old customs and adopted American ways.
Several private international organizations have adopted standards for consumer protection in electronic commerce.
The Red Cross has adopted a lot of homeless children in Afghanistan.
e.g. The Supreme Court meets in Washington, D.C., and the other federal courts are located in cities throughout the United States.
They argued that the Security Council was the supreme authority and the General Assembly had in fact no right to authorize peacekeeping activities.
e.g. The company tried to make flexible work arrangements so that it would make the best of all its employees.
The personnel department only called me, but made no arrangements to see me.
e.g. If you need any help, i'm at your service.
“Would you fetch me my glasses from the kitchen, Rose?”
“At your service, madam.”
e.g. Anne is a strong woman, but she nearly went to pieces when she heard her colleague died in the car accident.
e.g. Halfway through the party, a neighbor came around to complain about the noise.
Why didn’t you come around while you were in Beijing on business?
e.g. He lacked the wit to respond in time.
Peter hadn’t the wits to realize the danger.
The policeman used his wits more than his gun to tame the local criminals.
e.g. The old man made like a monkey to amuse the children.
Bob made like he was a fish blowing bubbles.
e.g. It’s useless to talk to her since she is so upset; just leave her alone.
He won’t leave me alone – he’s always phoning or coming to see me.
e.g. As it was getting colder and colder their enthusiasm for doing sports in the morning faded out.
My daughter’s interest in drawing has now almost completely faded out.
pension: n. an amount of money paid regularly to someone who can no longer earn (enough) money by working.Allowance; alimony; pensions; installment
2. If you pay for something in ________ , you pay small sums of money at regular intervals over a period of time.
3. The _______ is the money that someone has to pay regularly to their former wife or husband after they have been divorced.
4. The employees in many companies put aside money for their retirement _________ .
(a germ causing disease)
(an error or malfunction in a computer program or system)
Despite (of); in spite of