Unit2 Text 1 The Company Man Warm-up Activity B What U Wanna B doctor, actor, lawyer or a singer why not president, be a dreamer you can be just the one you wanna be police man, fire fighter or a post man why not something like your old man you can be just the one you wanna be driver, actor, lawyer or a singer why not president, be a dreamer you can be just the one you wanna be Chinese version 医生，演员，律师或歌唱家 为什么不是总统？做一个有梦想的人 你可以成为任何一个你想成为的人 警察，消防员或者邮递员 为什么不是像你父辈一样的人？ 你可以成为任何一个你想成为的人医生， 演员，律师或者歌唱家 为什么不是总统？做一个有梦想的人 你可以成为任何一个你想成为的人。 Pre-reading questions 1.What do you think is an ideal life? 2.How important do you believe work is to a person? How should one strike the right balance between work and leisure? 3. Many college students wish to become “white collars” in the future .What do you know about the life “white collars” ?Do you like the way they have ? Words and Expressions board v . pay to sleep and eat meals in sb’ E.g. Can you board and lodge me? 你可以供我膳食和住宿吗？ She found board and lodging in the house of her pupils' parents. 她在她学生的家长家里搭伙寄 宿。 b. n. :木板 甲板 The carpenter grooved the board. 木匠在木板上开槽。 conceivably: a. ad . in a manner that can be imagine or believedI E.g. Six months, a year - five years, conceivably. 六个月，一年，五年， 都想象得出来 Conceivable: within the bounds of what may be conceived within the framework of nature E.g. Indeed it is conceivable that a bank could be recapitalised over a weekend. 短期之内实现银行资金结 构的调整还是可以想象得 到的。 Back survive: v. a. continue to live E.g. Even on the worst days, we were able to survive. 即使是在最糟糕的日子里，我们也能够生存。 b. Live longer than; outlive E.g. She survived her husband by twenty years. 她丈夫去世后她又活了二十年。 survive on 靠…活下来；靠…生存 上一页 下一页 lineup: n. a line of people that is formed for inspection or identification. E.g. The original Assurance model lineup was launched in 2008. 保证模型的原始阵容，是 在2008年推出。 Phrases: cabinet lineup 内阁阵容 ；内阁成员 Chain Lineup 连锁布阵 Product Lineup 推出产 品线 Programming lineup 付 费电视 Workaholic: n.a person who works obsessively and find it difficult to stop E.g. She is a really workaholic. 她真是一个工作狂。 holic :上瘾的人 E.g.cyberholic 上网成瘾的人 executive n. a person or group having administrative or managerial authority in an organization E.g. She says executive function skills can be improved. 她说执行功能技能是可以改善的。 实行（execute）；实行的（executive） Text Structure Part I (para. 1) Obituary of Phil’s death ,which is the starting point of all the following events. Part II (paras. 2-6) Phil’s working environment. Part III (paras. 7-13) The rest part of Phil’s world ---his family , where the problems are no less serious than those in his job. Part IV (para.14-15)The reason why Phil died. Part V (para. 16) The beginning of another tragedy. Main Idea of the Text By describing different people’s responses to Phil who had died for the hard job in a mockingly serious manner, the author wants to make the readers see the absurdity of a society that produces such a tragic as Phil. Phrase Paraphrasing 1. He worked himself to death ,finally and precisely ,at 3:00 a.m. Sunday morning. died from self-motivated overwork 2.He is survived by his wife ,Helen ,fortyeight years old ,a good women of no particular marketable skills ,who worked in an office before marrying and mothering. with no special skills wanted by employers 3. In the day and a half before the funeral ,he went around the neighborhood researching his father ,asking the neighbors what he was like. 4. trying to discover facts about his father Phil was a Type A, a heart-attack natural a person who is subject to the heart disease Sentence Paraphrasing 1. He had no outside “extracurricular interest,” unless ,of course , you think about a monthly golf that way. He had dedicated all his time to his work and had to hobby at all ,except that he played a golf game every month which cannot be taken as a hobby anyway. 2.She had , according to her daughter ,given up trying to compete with his work years ago , when the children were small. Their daughter said that ,when they were still small her father had become a company man and her mother had given up any attempt to keep him at home . Sentence Translation 1. He had no outside “extracurricular interest,” unless, of course, you think about a monthly golf that way . 如果不把每月一次的高尔夫球算作业余爱好的 话，他就没有什么工作以外的“业余爱好”可 言了。 2. “Missing him all these years ,” she must have given up part of herself which had cared too much for the man . “这些年来他不在身边” ，她一定早已放 弃了曾经有过的对丈夫的深深牵挂。 3. He was the one who tried to grab at his father, and tired to mean enough to him to keep the man at home . 就是他，还想方设法把父亲从工作中“抓”出 来，让父亲来疼爱自己，待在家里。 Grammatical Point E.g. “Missing him all these years ,”she must have given up part of herself which had cared too much for the man . 现在完成体的用法.1.表示“已完成” 指动作或过程 发成在说话之前某个没有明确说出的过去时间,现在 已经完成了，并与现在情况有关。 E.g. He has turn off the light .(含义：灯在一个过 去的时间被关掉，说话时仍开着。) 2.表示“未完成”指动作或状态从过去的某时开始， 继续到现在，可能持续下去，也肯能刚刚结束。 E.g. He has lived here since 1960.(含义：他从 1960年来到这里居住，至今还住在这里，偶尔也可 根据上下文理解为刚刚搬走。) Exercises 1. I have travelled a lot in America. (=I know America) 2. I have been reading your book. (=I haven’t finished it .) 3. I have read your book. (=I have finished it .) 4. I have been reading all day (and I am tired out.) 5. Peter has been injured in his ankle.(=His ankle is still bad.) Writing practice Recently an information company in Beijing did a survey of student life among more than 700 students in Beijing, Guangzhou Xi’an, Chengdu, Shanghai, Wuhan, Nanjing and Shenyang . The results have shown that 67 percent of students think that saving money is a good habit while the rest believe that using tomorrow’s money today is better, what do you think?