AN INTEGRATED ENGLISH COURSE. Gao Yufen English Department R-406 Nancy5815@sina.com 84724483. Unit 7 . Text 1 The Chaser. Teaching Points. I. Pre-reading discussion and presentation II. Introduction III. Text Analysis IV. Questions V. Structural analysis and Rhetorical features
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Text 1 The Chaser
In this part, the protagonist, Alan Austen,
has been introduced.
1. peer ~ to look very carefully or with difficulty, especially as if not able to see clearly
cf. peep ~ to look at something quickly and secretly, especially through a hole or other small openings
The old man is trying to sell his mixture. Austen's reaction to the old man's selling pitch?
2.make somebody's acquaintance ~ to meet somebody for the first time
3. imperceptible ~ that cannot be noticed or felt because so small, slight or gradual
Word derivation: perceive v. , perception n. , perceptible a. , imperceptible a. , imperceptibly ad.
They looked at each other apprehensively.
Word derivation: apprehensive a. , apprehension n.
She was apprehensive about/for her son's safety every time he went out on his motorcycle.
Students are waiting with apprehension for their final examination results.
This part is mainly developed through the dialogue between the old man and Alan Austen. Austen got to know about the love potion and in the end bought it.
(1) to do somebody a favor; to fulfill the wishes of
She asked him to lend her his car, and he willingly obliged (her).
I should/would be obliged if you could speak louder.
(2) to make it necessary for somebody to do something
The heavy snow obliged me to abandon the car and continued on foot.
Eric felt obliged to resign after such an unpleasant quarrel with the vice president.
They were expected to substitute violence for dialogue.
to substitute A for B = to replace B with A
7. rapture ~ great joy and delight
They stared with rapture at the new opera house.
Smith was in/went into raptures at/about the news.
(1) to give somebody a particular feeling very strongly
The family of the victim was overwhelmed by/with grief.
The need to talk to someone, anyone, overwhelmed me.
(2) to make powerless by using force
Government troops overwhelmed the rebels.
The attacker overwhelmed the young man by squeezing his throat. overwhelming a. ~ very large or very great
It is a cause for which we have campaigned fervently these past four years.
We fervently believe in the peaceful reunification of the motherland.
Word derivation: fervent a. , fervency n.
a fervent desire to win
There is growing sense of national fervency in the state.
Mr. Cooper was much better off when he got promoted, and even could afford foreign travel.
She'll be ~￡50 a week better off.
be better off doing / to do something ~ to be wiser to do something specified
If you've got heavy bags you are better off taking / to take a taxi.
be better off with somebody / something ~ to be happier or more at ease with somebody / something
You'd be better off with her as a roommate.