Unit 5 Canada – “The True North” Period 5 Grammar
TheAppositive Clause Discovering useful structures (p. 37); Using structures (pp. 71-72)
Lead-in Mr. Liu, our maths teacher, is a charming gentleman. 同位语（appositive ） • The thought that they could cross the whole continent was exciting. 同位语从句 （appositive clause）
Grammar study Go through the passages on pp. 34 & 38quickly,pick out all the sentences with the appositive clauses andunderline the appositive clauses.
The thought that they could cross the whole continent was exciting. • 2. Some people have the idea that you can cross Canada in less than five days, but they forget the fact that Canada is 5,500 kilometers from coast to coast. • 3. The girls were surprised at the fact that ocean ships can sail up the Great Lakes.
Four students a group. DoExercise 2 on p. 37, and think about the common features of these sentences. Then each group choosesone reporter to share your findings with the whole class.
Key: 1. The possibilitythat the weather in winter would be warmer pleased the Canadians. 2. The ideathat there will be an earthquake terrifies many people. 3. The hopethat we could go to France was exciting. 4. The factthat more and more people settle down in Canada surprises me. 5. The beliefthat the world is flat is not scientific.
Summary: 1.同位语从句一般跟在某些名词（如fact, idea, news, promise, belief 等）的后面。 2.同位语从句用以说明或解释前面的名词。 3.引导同位语从句的连词常用that。
Find as many differences as you can between them. 1) The news that you heard is not true. The news that our team has won is true. 2) The fact that we talked about at the meeting is very important. The fact that we succeeded pleased everybody.
Practice • There is no doubt ______ a cure for AIDS will be found. • A. which B. that C. what D. whether • 2) I have a feeling _______ we’ll never know what a UFO is—not ever. • A. that B. which C. of which D. what
3）Along with his flowerscame a promise __________ he would visit me this morning. A. which B. that C. what D. whether 4）Danby left a message ________ he would call again in the afternoon. A. who B. that C. as D. which
Rewrite the sentences with a noun clause as the appositive(p. 71)
Key 1. His suggestion that we should take the train from west to east across Canada sounds very exciting. 2.The idea that they decided to clone the first human being surprised many people at the meeting. 3. He broke the rule that no one is allowed to smoke on campus. 4. The Chinese basketball fans went wild with joy when they heard the news that Yao Ming had collected forty points for the Houston Rockets in the game.
5. Mary left a message with me for you that she won’t be able to see you off in the afternoon. 6. There is no doubt that he is the right person for this job. 7. In the letter he expressed his wish that he would come and visit China again. 8. The captain gave the order that all the soldiers had to reach the village before dawn. 9. Not everyone present agrees to his thought that it is impossible to finish the work by the end of this month.
Chat with your partner by usingappositive clauses • My wish__________________ is very strong. • 2. My parents have the hope ________________. • 3. My plan_______ wasn’t carried out last year. • 4. I am always troubled by a question________. • 5. I make a decision _____________ in this term. • 6. I always believe the fact__________________.
Make comments or questions Read the following passage and make some comments or questions about what Karl Augenstein did and email them to him. Use at least two noun clauses as appositives. The beginning of the email has been given.
This is the journal of my bicycle trip across Canada in the summer of 2000. It started with a couple of side trips, one in the USA, the other in Canada. I left home on the 22nd of June and returned on the 5th of September. The ride covered 4,674 miles(7,539 kilometres). The trip itself took 65 days, 55 riding and 10 rest days. I didn’t do this on my own. I was one of 24 people who set off from Vancouver on June29 as part of the Tour du Canada.
I’d love to hear from you - comments, corrections or questions are welcome. My address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Send me an email. Email Dear Mr. Augenstein, The story that you made a bicycle trip across Canada in the summer is very exciting. …
Homework Revise your email and send it to Karl and your English teacher.