Unit 3 Section A
Marriage Across the Nations
I. Guess the Real
Meaning of
Husband , Wife
and
Family
For example
w-washing
i- …
f- …
e- …
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WIFE
W —— washing I —— ironing
F —— food
E —— entertaining
HUSBAND
H —— housing 有房子
U —— understanding 有心灵相通
S —— sharing 有分享的喜悦
B —— buying 有钱买想要的东西
A —— and 还有
N —— never 绝对不
D —— demanding 要求太高的
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• FAMILY
• F —— father
• A —— and
• M —— mother
• I —— I
• L —— love
• Y —— you
Text Learning
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I. Summary of the Text
Gail and I decided to get
married out of ________
love,
____________________,
mutual trust and respect
but our wedding plans met
with some _________.
resistance
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II. Fill in the Blanks
Why did we decide to get married?
Gail and I had experienced _____and
______
ups
downs in two
years, now we come to ______,
know ______________
understand
and ________
respect each other.
We confronted ___________
weakness and ________
strengths of each
other’s character. We have learnt to be __________,
tolerant
compromising and ________
open
______________
. The source of our
trust and _______.
respect
strength was our mutual _____
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What did her mother think?
When Gail’s mother heard the news, instead of
______________she
_________
congratulations
counseled Gail to reconsider
our marriage. Though she regarded me as
________
charming and
_________,
intelligent
she was afraid that
Gail may be marrying
me for wrong
______ reasons.
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What was her father’s response?
When Gail’s father heard the news, he
fatherapproached our decision with a_______
_________attitude.
He doubted that I
knows-best
was marrying in order to ________
remain in
the USA , for I had problems with the
Citizenship department. So, they all suggested
________
t h a t G a i l b e s u r e t h a t _ _she
_ _was
___
_doing
_ __________________and
sh e may
the wrong thing
________________
change her mind .
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III. Speaking Tasks for Pair Work
1. What did Gail and Mark experience during
their two years together?
ups and downs understand and respect
each other confront weaknesses and
strengths
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2. What effect did racial and cultural
differences have on them?
racial issues
racial hatred enhance
the relationship be open with each other
tolerance compromise
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3.What happened when Gail spread the news
of their wedding plans to her family?
instead of congratulations resistance
supportive joke about counsel
4.Why did Gail’s mother, Deborah, counsel her
to be sure she was doing the right thing?
with every indication that date
reservations a mixed marriage
prejudices last forever
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Translation
1. During our two years together we had
experienced the usual ups and downs of a
couple learning to know, understand, and
respect each other. (L1)
在一起相处的两年中,我们经历了一对情侣
在学着相互了解、理解、和尊重时常常出现
的磕磕碰碰。
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2. Gail and I had no illusions about what
the future held for us as a married,
mixed couple in America. (L9)
作为一对居住在美国、
异族通婚的夫妻,我和
盖尔对未来不抱丝毫幻
想。
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3. We wanted to avoid the mistake made by
many couples of marrying for the wrong
reasons, and only finding out ten, twenty, or
许多夫妻因为错误的理由结了婚,结果
thirty years later that they were incompatible,
在10年、20年或30年后才发觉他们原来
that they hardly took the time to know each
是合不来的。他们在婚前几乎没有花时
other, that they overlooked serious
间去了解彼此,他们忽视了严重的性格
personality conflicts in the expectation that
差异,指望婚姻会自然而然地解决各种
marriage was an automatic way to make
问题。我们希望避免重蹈覆辙。
everything work out right. (L11)
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4.To start with I must admit that at first I
harbored reservations about a mixed
marriage, prejudices you might even call
them. (L28)
首先我必须承认,刚开始时
我对异族通婚是有保留的,
也许你甚至可以把这称为偏
见。
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5.Gail’s father, David, whom I had not yet met
personally, approached our decision with a
father-knows-best attitude. (L43)
盖尔的父亲戴维—我还未见过他的面—
以知女莫若父的态度来对付我们的决定。
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New Words
trust
compromise
support
mutual
benefits
understanding
tolerance
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accident
danger
opposition
meet with
death
approval
disapproval
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2. tolerance (L6)
n. willingness or ability to accept sth.
Translation
在南方住了几年后,我耐热的能力增强了许多。
Key
My tolerance of heat is greater after
having lived in the south for a couple of
years.
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3. overlook (L13)
v. pretend not to notice
Translation
她没有计较他的无礼,并尽量装作没事的样子。
Key
She overlooked his offensiveness and
tried to pretend nothing had happened.
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4. go through (L17)
experience
Translation
执行这一计划时我们遇到了许多困难。
Key
We went through difficulties while
working on this project.
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5. prejudice (L29)
n. unreasonable dislike and distrust of
people
Use it
— What kind of prejudice is common in the
world?
— Women have to face a great deal of
prejudice in the workplace.
— Prejudice against black people is
common in many parts of America.
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6. confirm (L40)
v. show that sth. is true
Translation
你刚才所说的一切向我们证实了一个观点:
谁都不能信任。
Key
Everything you have just said confirms
the view that nobody can be
trusted.
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7. proceed (L54)
v.start to do sth., often after doing sth. else
Translation
会见是在极其友好的气氛中进行的。
Key
The interview proceeded in a
most friendly environment.
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8. resolve (L63)
v.find a solution ( to a problem, crisis, etc.)
Translation
他们希望这场危机能和平解决。
Key
They hoped the crisis could be resolved
peacefully.
After - class task I
• What benefits and
differences may a couple
from different cultures
have in your opinion? (e.g.:
in terms of language, food,
family pressure, social
pressure , etc. )
Tip
After- class task II
• Compare love sayings and poems in
Chinese and English. Try to collect
some of them and write them down.
• Finish post-reading exercises.
I love thee, I love but thee
With a love that shall not die
Till the sun grows cold
And the stars grow old.
— William Shakespeare
上邪!
我欲与君相知,长命无绝衰。
山无陵,江水为竭,
冬雷震震,夏雨雪,天地合,
乃敢与君绝!
—
汉乐府