主页面. Unit 5 Weeping for My Smoking Daughter. Before Reading-warm up. >> WARM-UP ACTIVITIES. Think: 1. Have you ever had the idea of having a try of smoking? 2. Have you ever smoked? 3. What do you feel about the smell of cigarettes? 4. Is there any smoker in your family?
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Weeping for My Smoking
>> WARM-UP ACTIVITIES
>> PRE-READING ACTIVITIES
1. When did most smokers start smoking?
2. What has been done in the past few years to stop children from smoking?
3. Why do people continue to smoke even though they are aware of its harm?
>> Background Information
Camel is one of the world-famous cigarette brands, which used to come out number one in sales. The slogan for this brand is "To err is human. To smoke Camel cigarettes, divine.“
Marlboro isone of the cigarette brands of Philips Morris company, USA. Marlboro is actually the abbreviation of “Man Always Remember Love Because Of Romance Only” in order to attract women smokers. Today Marlboro remains one of the top recognized brands in the world.
>> Background Information
Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Born at Schloss Rosenau, he was the younger son of the Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. He was educated at Bonn and married Victoria his first cousin in 1840. Albert encouraged in his wife a greater awareness of social ills. He took an active role in bringing about reform and invited Lord Shaftesbury, the driving force behind successive factory acts, to Buckingham Palace to discuss the matter of child labor. This meeting marked the beginning of Victoria's increased involvement in social welfare.
close at hand
be dressed in
struggle to do
a package of cigarettes
a package of peas
an experienced and worldly man
In the third World, the woman saw many people like her father and daughter. All of them were attracted by huge advertisements showing beautiful worldly girls and confident men dragging away. As in American cities and reservations (美国印第安部落的居留地）, money intended for food was spent on tobacco so that over time people starve for food and air, weaken and hook their children and eventually kill themselves. She read in the newspaper that cigarette ends are so poisonous that if swallowed by a baby, it is likely to die; and in
the gardening magazine, that water from a bunch of boiled ends is an effective insecticide.
She feels a deep hurt, a feeling of uselessness
as she remembers how carefully she ate when pregnant, how patiently she taught her daughter to cross a street safely. “For what?” she sometimes wonders. “So that my daughter can struggle to breathe most of her life, feel half her strength, and then die of self-poisoning, like her grandfather?”
She likes a quotation from a battered
women’s shelter: “Peace on earth begins at home.” She believes everything does, so she
thinks of a quotation for people to stop smoking: “Every home is a no smoking zone”. She views smoking as self-battering which also batters those who helplessly watch. As a child, this mother sat by, through the years, and literally watched her father kill himself. Surely, she thinks, to lose one family member to the prosperous tobacco companies is enough.