A Christmas Carol 泉州市泉港二中 陈振金 Charles Dickens An English writer 7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870 The greatest novelist of the Victorian period works: Oliver Twist David Copperfield Hard Times A Tale of Two Cities A Christmas Carol Great Expectations … Four Basic Elements of English Novel (英语小说四要素) character plot setting theme (人物) (情节) (环境) (主题) Make a guess according to the title before reading. What is the main idea of the story？ It’s a story of Christmas，of love. Look at the pictures in the story.What do you think happens to the main character? a)He has some bad dreams on Christmas Eve but when he wakes up he feels the same as before. b)He meets some eccentric people,but in the end he has a good Christmas. c)He is visited by four ghosts on Christmas Eve,who make him change his attitudes to life. character relationship structure Scrooge’s nephew _____________ Scrooge’s clerk ____________ _ Scrooge’s partner _____________ Ebenezer Scrooge ghost two gentleme n Video One: True or False: 1.Two gentlemen arrived at Scrooge’s office, as they wanted to collect some money for the poor. T 2. Scrooge didn’t want to give the poor any money because he was poor himself. F 3. At the beginning of the story Scrooge is rich but ungenerous, selfish and cold. T The main characters Ebenezer Scrooge •A greedy, stingy and old businessman •Doesn’t like Christmas •He likes money. Video Two: 1.Ebenezer Scrooge is . A. warm-hearted B. lazy C. helpful D. greedy 2.Why did the girl who used to love Ebenezer Scrooge release him? A.Because she had loved another man. B.Because she was too poor and knew Scrooge didn’t love her again. C.Because Ebenezer had loved another girl. D. Because Ebenezer was too busy to be in love with her. Video Three: True or False: 1.Bob Crachit was poor,modest and careful. T 2. The Crachit's ate a turkey on Christmas Eve. F 3.Tiny Tim was a healthy and strong boy. . F Bob Cratchit •Scrooge’s accountant •A hard-working man •Gets 15 shillings every week •His family is very poor. Video Four and Video Five: 1.The main factor that makes Mr. Scrooge change his mind is that . A. he feels afraid the bad thing will happen to him in the future B. he regrets what he did in the past C. he is moved by what Santa Claus says D. he loses his fortune and becomes a poor man 2. At the end of the story Mr. Scrooge became a________man. A. kind-hearted B. generous C. helpful D. all of the above Moral The spirit of the Christmas God bless us, everyone! TheGhost Ghostof of The Christmas Present The Ghost of Christmas Past Christmas Future summary What’s the main plot of this novel? What can we learn from it? The story describes Scrooge’s actions on Christmas Eve. From his words and deeds we can see that he was a very cold and selfish person. The writer — Dickens wanted to tell us that such a person like Scrooge wouldn’t be happy and be looked up to by others because he didn’t know “give”. Novel Reading Strategies 1.predicting（预测） 2.recognizing foreshadowing（发现伏笔） 3.finding clues（寻找线索） 4.comparing&contrast（比较） 5.summarizing（总结） 6.making inferences（推理） 7.drawing conclusions （下结论） 1.predicting（预测） What is the main idea of the story？ 4.comparing&contrast（比较） hated Christmas,celebtrate Christmas feel sadder and sadder the happiest man 5.summarizing（总结） What’s the main plot of this novel? 6.making inferences（推理） At the end of the story Mr. Scrooge became a kind-hearted、generous、helpful man. 7.drawing conclusions （下结论） From his words and deeds we can see that he was a very cold and selfish person. 正如狄更斯所指出，不论我们多么盲 目，怀有多深的偏见，只要我们有勇 气去重新选择，我们就有彻底改变自 己的力量。 New words: In life, I was Jacob Marley, your partner. I am wearing these chains and I can never be in peace, because when I lived, I only thought about money. But I am here to help you. You have a chance to escape my terrible destiny. I am the Ghost of Christmas Present. Look at me!” said the second ghost, laughing. He was a large man with a beard, wearing a green robe. Scrooge was very happy. He gave money to the boy to buy an enormous turkey for the Cratchit family. Homework: 1. Check the meaning of new words in a dictionary and write them in your vocabulary books. 2. Try to retell the novel in about 8 sentences according to the information given in class. Thank you!