A 小课

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Section A
As His Name Is, So Is He!
Revision
1. Summary
2. Words & Expression
3. Translation
4. New pattern
5. Post-reading exercise checking
This writer describes ways names can make a
difference. One woman didn’t like her former name
because it ______
didn’t suit her appearance or ______
elegant
_______
think she should be a _____.
manner and made her _____
cook
When she used her ______
middle name for her first, she ___
felt
more comfortable with herself
______, other people started to
____
_____ confidence.
take her more seriously and gave her added
So some social scientists say that what you’re called can
affect your life. One prominent magazine consistently
_____
__________
refused to print the _______
writer’s name because his name
made him more qualified to be
_____
__ a baseball
下一页
would have
player than
____ an art critic. Other names _____
been printed completely. ___
At a party, another
at ease because the man _____
whom she
woman was ill __
wanted the writer to introduce her to was the same
person she had turned down for a blind date
because of his name.
Old to New
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
prominent
destiny
confess
confidence
characteristic
associate
approval
specific
award
determination
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
h.
i.
j.
admit
trust
agreement
give
colleague
deciding
certain, particular
famous
fate
quality
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
II. English to Chinese
填写申请表
认真对待某人
识别人
更适合做运动员
有助于结识新朋友
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
fill out an application form
take sb. seriously
identify people
more qualified to be a player
encourage new acquaintances
1.和过去相比,今天的年轻人
一旦不喜欢目前的工作,他们
享有更多的机会选择自己喜爱
的工作。
Different from the past,
the young people today enjoy
more opportunities to seek their favorite jobs once
they don’t feel like their present ones.
2.由于主力队员的意外受
伤,教练只好用替补队员
来代替他。
Because of the unexpected injury of the
leading player, the coach had to substitute
the reserve player for him.
3. 起初,没有人把她放在
眼里,然而她完美的表演使
所有的评委大为惊叹。
At the beginning, nobody took her seriously, but at
sight of her perfect performance all the judges were
filled with wonder.
4. 无可否认,最终的胜利与
他们的精诚团结与合作密不
可分。
There is no denying that the ultimate victory is
closely attached to their unity and cooperation in all
sincerity.
5. 尽管申请屡次遭到拒
绝,但她从不放弃。这使
那位老板深为感动,最终
还是把机会给了她。
Her application had been turned down repeatedly,
but she never gave up, which moved the boss so
deeply as to afford her the chance at last.
6. 初次参加如此庄重而又
盛大的晚会,她感到有点
不自在。
Attending such a formal and magnificent party for
the first time, she felt somewhat ill at ease.
7. 面对剧增的青少年犯罪,该
怪谁?家庭?学校?事实上,整
个社会对此都有罪责。
Who are to blame for a sharp increase in the teenage
crime? Families? Schools? In fact, the whole society
is guilty of this trend.
Typical patterns for providing evidence:
原句: A recent survey showed that American men
thought Susan to be the most attractive female name,
while women believed Richard and David were the
most attractive for men. (L. 32)
最新调查表明:美国男人认为苏珊是最有吸引力的
女性名字,而女性则认为查里德和戴维是男人中最
有吸引力的名字。
句型提炼
A recent (latest ) survey (study / investigation / poll)
(conducted / done / taken by…) shows (reveals /
indicates / finds) that sb. thinks…, while sb. else
believes…
最新调查表明:某人认为······ ,而其他人则认
为······
(划线部分可替换)
应用:a. 最近对大学毕业生做的
一次调查表明:为数不少的人认为
高薪水非常重要,而大多数人则认
为找一个有意义的工作,做些有趣
的事更重要。
A latest survey conducted among college graduates
shows that quite a few people think a high salary is
of great importance, while most of them believe
doing something worthwhile and enjoyable at work
is more important.
应用:b. 社会学家做的一项调查
表明:多数年轻人认为他们信守传
统观念,而另有一些人认为为了家
庭和孩子牺牲个人的幸福不值得。
A poll conducted by sociologists indicates that most
young people think they remain true to the traditional
values, while some others regard it as of little worth to
sacrifice personal happiness for the sake of the family
and children.
Post-reading exercise checking
Listening
1. Funny name
2. Dictation
3. Fill in the blank
Funny Names
What was the mother’s name?
to the story and
A.Listen
It was Laughing.
B. It was
Smiling.
do the
exercise.
C. It was Joking.
Key B
Dictation
The passage will be spoken three times.
AOne
t a classroom
p a r t y , astudy
n o t h eshowed
r w o mteachers
an was
uncomfortable:
the man
she names
wanted
the
This writer
can
gave
lower describes
grades
toways
essays
written
writer
to
introduce
her
to
was
same
make
a difference.
When
one the
woman
by
boys
with certain
names
than
to
one
to
date
usedshe
her had
middle
name,with
sheblind
felt
better
the
very
samerefused
essays
only
the
because
of
his
name.
The
writer
thinks
and
her
professional
achievement
names changed. Similarly, girls’
we
often assign
name
improved.
A magazine
refused
toto
popularity
can
relate
to prejudices
their
names.
people.
One
of his
friends
her
print
writer’s
name
because
it
So
thethe
writer
suggests
ifdescribed
your
name
working
with
some
four-year-olds
and
suited asuit
baseball
player
than
an
doesn’t
you,
you
canmore
change
your
exchanging
art expert. two boys’ personalities
name.
because of their names.
Names
For this reading passage, we have many proper
names, which contain cultural background. The
following is a brief explanation of the names that
appeared in the reading passage. Fill in the blanks.
1) Debbie (f.) represents the personality characteristics
generous, understanding, honest, creative
of__________________________________________,
and__________.
It is a short name of Deborah
intense
originally from a Hebrew name for a woman
described in the Old Testament history of the Bible.
2) Lynne (f.) or Lynn (m.) represents the personality
characteristics of ________________________and
sensitive, deeply artistic
creative, intense, and nature-lover
_______________________________and
comes from
Welsh meaning “lake” or is a short form of Linda
(Spanish), or Belinda (Italian), both meaning
“beautiful.”
3) Webster (m.) represents the personality
characteristics of________________________,
original, inventive, friendly
positive, outspoken and procrastinator and
_________________
comes from Old English, meaning “weaver.”
4) Joe (m.) represents the personality characteristics
of spontaneous, __________________________
social, easy-going, warm,
generous lacking in __________
_________,
initiative and is a short
form of Joseph, originally from a Hebrew name
of a famous man in the Old Testament history of
the Bible.
5) Adrian (m.) represents the personality
characteristics of diplomatic,
_________________,
friendly lacking
energy, confidence and initiative and a
in______________________________,
procrastinator. This name is the English form of
Hadrian, the name of a Roman Emperor who
built a wall across northern Britain.
6) Susan (f.) represents the personality
characteristics of ___________________________
pleasant, easy-going, friendly,
patient, social, cautious
______________________and
is a short form of
Susanna. It is from the Hebrew Shoshanna name
for a woman in the Old Testament history of the
Bible.
7) Harry (m.) represents the personality
characteristics of________________________,
individual, reserved, serious
________________________________________.
stubborn, alone, loyal, and thoughtful
It is the Medieval English form of Henry, the
name of eight kings of England.
8) Nigel (m.) represents the personality
imaginative, creative,
characteristics of__________________________,
_____________________gullible,
talkative and is
inconsistent, insecure
an Italian form of Neil, or a French name
meaning “hero”. It is sometimes associated with
the Latin niger, meaning “black”.
9) Julian (m.) represents the personality
characteristics of_______________________,
patient, careful, cautious
conservative, intense
___________________and
comes from Julius,
the name of the last Roman emperor.
10) Linda (f.) represents the personality
characteristics of ________________________
hard worker, careful
patient,
independent, reliable, and practical
________________________________________
and comes from Spanish or Italian, meaning
“beautiful.”
11) Michael (m.) represents the personality
characteristics of________________________,
clever, responsible, serious,
self-confident and independent
______________________________and
is from
the Hebrew name Mikha’el meaning “who is like
God”. The New Testament of the Bible identifies
Michael as the archangel who leads heaven’s
armies. He is the patron saint of soldiers.
Speaking
1. How to address people
2. Your name
How to address people
• family name=last name=surname=姓
• first name=given name=名
• middle name
• George W. Bush
• George : first name/given name 名
• W.: Middle name (一般缩写为首字母) 名
• Bush: family name / last name/ surname 姓
•
猪八戒
• last name=Zhu,
• first name=Bajie
Video Watching
Explain your name to the class and tell them
whether you are satisfied with your name or
not. Would you like to change your name?
What’s your English name? Explain the
name’s meaning.
Yes VS No
 I agree with the
author’s opinion that …
 I think it’s a good idea
to …
 It may help if …
 I am considering to …
 The reasons I decide
to … are as follows:
Firstly, … Secondly, …
Finally, …
 By changing my name, I
can …
 I disagree with the
author’s opinion that …
 I don’t think it’s a good
idea to …
 It is impossible to …
 I will never …
 My reasons are as
follows:
 The best to … is …
 The most important
thing is …
After-class tasks
Finish fast reading .
Preview section B.
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