Unit6 IS AN ONLY CHILD A LONELY CHILD? •Pre-reading questions •Structural analysis of the text Outline •Text analysis •Rhetorical features of the text •Oral activities •Writing practice Pre-reading questions • You are probably the only child,do you feel lonely?Why? • How many classmates in your class are the only child?Do you think they are less capable of interacting? Structural analysis of the text • This text centres on the one-child family issue. It can be divided into five parts. • Part I (Paragraph 1 ) serves the Prelude. • Part II (Paragraphs 2-3) is the Introduction. • Part III (Paragraphs 4-5) is the Body. • Part IV (Paragraph 6 ) is the Advantages of having a single child. Part V （Paragraph 7）is the Conclusion. . • Part I 1 Text analysis • In this part the autor points out a delimma that so many couples are faced with. • Language work • 1. dilemma－a situation in which it is difficult to decide what to do • 2. demanding－needing a of ability,effort,or skill • 3. lonely －unhappy because you are alone or do not have any one to talk to • 4. financial resources － resources related to money 1 . • Part II Text analysis • Two common arguments against having only one child in the family are presented • Language work • 1.concern － a feeling of worry about sth. important;sth. That worries you • 2.negotiate －discuss sth. In order to reach an agreement,esp. in business or politics • 3.give-and-take －a willings between two people or groups to understand each other,or to let each other have or do some of the things they want Text analysis • Part III • The author cites specific figures and facts to show that despite the disadvantages many parents still choose to have only one child, and he also points out some of the causes of their decisions. • • • • • Language work 1. decline －decrease in quality or importance 2. elect to do －(fml) choose to do sth. 3.prime －main; most important 4. equivalent －having the same value,purpose,etc. as a person or thing of a different kind • Part IV Text analysis • The author briefly states th advantages of having a single child. • Language work • 1.adovate －sb. who publicly supports sb. else or sth. • 2.jealousy － anger and unhappiness because sb. has sth. That you wish you had • self-esteem － the feeling of being satisfied with your own abilities,and that you deserve to be liked or respected;self-respect Text analysis • Part Ⅴ • The concluding part, makes clear the writer’s opinion on the issue under discussion. • Language work • 1.circumstances－ the conditions that affect an action, event, situation, etc. • 2.unique －being the only of its kind • 3.appropriate －correct or suitable for a particular time, situation, or purpose • 4.spouse －(flm) a husband or wife Oral activities Giving a talk “The advantages and disadvantages of being the only child at home. Thank you!