Unit 9 Hollywood Outline Pre-reading questions Background information Structural analysis of the text Text analysis Rhetorical features of the text Oral activities Verse appreciation Pre-reading questions Nowadays,many people are going to the cinema much less often than before ,or simply are not going to the cinema at all. Could you offer some reasons? Hollywood is supposed to be heart of the world's motion picture industry. But do you happen to know that Hollywood has met with some challenges all over the world? If you do, name one or two of them. Background information Hollywood is a district in Los Angeles, California, United States situated west-northwest of downtown Los Angeles.Due to its fame and cultural identity as the historical center of movie studios and movie stars, the word Hollywood is often used as a metonym of American cinema. Today, much of the movie industry has dispersed into surrounding areas such as the Westside neighborhood, and the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys, but significant auxiliary industries, such as editing, effects, props, post-production, and lighting companies remain in Hollywood, as does the backlot of Paramount Pictures. 背景知识 好莱坞是在位于洛杉矶地区，加利福 尼亚州，美国的洛杉矶市中心西北偏 西。，由于其知名度和文化认同的历 史中心，电影制片厂和电影明星，好 莱坞字经常被用来作为转喻的美国电 影。今天，电影业已经分散到周边地 区，如西区附近，和圣费尔南多和圣 塔克拉里塔山谷，但重要的配套产业 ，如编辑，特效，道具，后期制作， 照明公司留在好莱坞，派拉蒙。 Structural analysis of the text This text is piece of expository writing,providing informationbabout the past of the Hollywood. Part1(Paragraphs1):The glamour and luxury of Hollywood. Part2(Paragraphs2-8):Some major facts about Hollywood. Part3(Paragraphs9):Hollywood is still a lamourous place. Words and Expressions constant：['kɔnstənt] adj. (1)fixed or unchanging; invariable e.g. He drove at a constant speed. (2) continually happening or repeated;rugular e.g. The machinery requires constant maintenace. (3)loyal;faithful e.g. She is a constant friend of mine. peak [pi:k] n 1. the most extreme possible amount or value e.g. voltage peak 2. the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development e.g. the peak of perfection summer was at its peak 3.the top point of a mountain or hill e.g. the view from the peak was magnificent persuade [pə'sweid] v. v. 1. make sb. willing to do sth. by reasoning, arguing, repeatedly asking e.g Try to persuade them to come to us. 2. cause to believe or feel certain; convice e.g. She was not persuaded of the truth of his statement. expertly adv. in a way typical of an expert; in a skillful manner; skillfully e.g. Never have I seen anyone handle such a tough situation as expertly as he. as for (used when starting to talk about a new subject,connected with what came before) when we speak of ; concerning e.g. You can have the bed; as for me, I'll sleep on the floor. e.g. As for my past, I will not tell you anything. interfere [,intə'fiə] v. enter in or take part in a matter which does not concern one, and in which one is not wanted. e.g. I never interfere between husband and wife. e.g. He is just a an interfering old busybody. distinguished [dis'tiŋɡwiʃt] adj. having excellent quality or great fame and respect e.g. The actor gave a distinguished performance on the stage last night. e.g. He has become a distinguished man for his scientific explain in your own words the following sentences 1.Young star-struck teenagers could, with a bit of luck , fulfill their dreams. Young teenagers who are preoccupied with a dream of being movie stars could realize it if they are lucky enough. 2.They were held on a tight rein by the studio chiefs who could make or break all but the stars with really big appeal. The fate of the stars was entirely in the hands of the studio chiefs ,who had the absolute power to creat or ruin a star ,except those who really attracted the audience. 3.Stars were often typecast. Stars were nearly always made to play the same type of role . 4.Hollywood is no longer the heart of the world's motion picture industry. Hollywood is not the center of the world's movie producing industry any longer. –Translation 1.这座山峰耸立在群山之上，从山峰 上可以看到一片美丽的景色。 Towering above all others,this mountain peak commands a fine view. 2.政府下决心无论如何要避免食 品价格陡然上涨。 The government is determined to avoid at all costs a sharp rise in food prices. 3.发表了几篇有影响力的论文之 后，他在学术界颇有名气。 After hving several influential papers published, he became quite distinguished in the acadmic world. 4.我们中国人往往将春节与家人 团聚联系起来。 We Chinese usually associate the Spring Festival with family reunion. Writing practice Write a 250-word composition on the topic “My best friend”. In the first part of your composition, describe how you first met and how long you have known each other. In the second part, say something about how you spend time together. In the last part, explain in brief why you think he/she is your best Friend.