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Unit 2 English around the world. Using language---reading ( 课本 P.13). Show yourself. play a part in … recognize. ?. Warming up How many dialects are there in China ? Can you list some of them? Can you imitate ( 模仿 ) ?. Reading — “ Standard English and Dialects ”.

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Unit 2 english around the world

Unit 2 English around the world

Using language---reading

(课本P.13)


Show yourself
Show yourself

  • play a part in…

  • recognize


Unit 2 english around the world

?

Warming up

How many dialects are there in China ?

Can you list some of them?

Can you imitate (模仿)?


Reading standard english and dialects
Reading—“Standard English and Dialects”

  • Fast Reading (3 minutes)

  • Question:

    What’s the main idea of the passage?

  • This passage is mainly about some differences in American English.


Careful reading 5 minutes
Careful reading (5 minutes)

?

1. How many dialects of American English have been listed in the text? What are they?

2. Why are there so many dialects in American English?

3. Why do people from both Northeastern and Southeastern of U.S. speak with almost the same dialect?


Unit 2 english around the world

  • Exercises:

  • 1. According to the passage, which of the following plays a part in making dialects?

    A. custom B. mountain

    C. history D. geography

  • 2. True or False?

    (1) There is a standard English.

    (2) Americans can recognize and understand each other’s dialects.

    (3) The USA is a large country in which many different dialects are spoken.

D

F

T

T


Language points
Language points

  • Believe it or not, there is no such thing as standard English. (Para.1. Line.2)

    1. Believe it or not,…→信不信由你…

    2. no suchthingas…→没有像…一样的事物

    =not such a thing as…

    e.g. There is no such thing as a free lunch.

    e.g. 我们班没有像Tom那样的人。

    → There is no such person as Tom in our class.


Unit 2 english around the world

  • This is because in the early days of radio, those (who reported the news)were expected to speak excellent English. (Para.1,Line3)

  • 句子结构分析

  • 词组:be expected to do sth.

    →被期望做某事

    翻译:你被期望通过考试。

  • excellent:极好的;非常出色的。


Unit 2 english around the world

  • So people (from the mountains in the southeastern USA) speak with almost the same dialect as people (in the northwestern USA).

    -----(Para.3, Line,3.)

  • 句子结构

  • 词组:the same as…: 与…一致;与…一样

  • 老样子: the same as usual

  • 翻译:日子还是跟以前一样:

  • →The day is the same as before.