New Horizon College English Book 3 Unit 8 Yang Bo 1. Pre-reading Activity 2. While-reading Activity 3. Post-reading Activity Pre-reading Activity Background Information Lead-in Questions Background Information Cloning: The process of making a genetically identical organism through nonsexual means. Bill Clinton: the 42nd President of the United States (1993-2001). Background Information DNA: (deoxyribonucleic acid 脱氧核糖核酸) the chemical at the center of the cells of living things which controls the structure and purpose of each cell and carries genetic information during reproduction. Lead-in Questions 1. When people heard about Dolly, what did they think was within reach? 2. How did the American government react to cloning? 3. What is the gravest concern about human cloning for society? While-reading Activity Language points and important expressions Language points and expressions word that…/of…关于······的消息 e.g. Word of his sexual scandal has been spread fast on the streets. to succeed in (doing) sth. 成功地做了某事 e.g. If they succeed in establishing a cease-fire, the UN will send in peace-keeping forces. Language points and expressions to work for适用于；为······工作 e.g. China’s successful experience in economical development may work for most of the developing countries. within (one’s) reach在伸手能及的范围以内，近 的；方便到达 e.g. Rather than choose an ambitious goal beyond his reach, he would choose a goal within his reach. to come to life活跃起来，表现生动 e.g. The dull play really came to life through the performance of these young people. Language points and expressions in the wake of 随着，紧跟着 e.g. Human societies have to suffer one disaster after another that follows in the wake of the ecological damage. to draft guidelines for为······起草指导方针 e.g. She was busy drafting her speech for next month’s speech contest. Language points and expressions in the first place首先；起初；其一 e.g. It is unwise to love at first sight. In the first place you know little about each other and in the second it is hard for such love to last long. to fall into可分成；属于 e.g. Things of a kind come together; people of a mind fall into a group. Language points and expressions to be identical to/with . 与······一模一样；就等于 e.g. His indulgence in online love affairs is identical to neglecting his studies. in terms of从······方面（来说）； 根据；按照 e.g. He thinks of everything in terms of money. What if…? 要是······怎么办 / 怎么样？ e.g. Don’t get involved in love games too early. What if you suffer from failure in love? Language points and expressions with sth. in mind出于······目的; 考虑到某事 e.g. Failure is the mother of success. With this in mind, he began to take a new look at the failure in this experiment. to get around/round 克服; 回避 e.g. She is trying to get round this tricky problem by changing the subject. Language points and expressions to be comparable to/with可与······相比；类似于 e.g. In the eyes of some people, love is comparable to a maze, full of lures and traps. to puzzle over努力思考 e.g. He puzzled over the problem for hours, without making head or tail of it. to wonder about对······好奇；想知道；对······疑 惑 e.g. I keep wondering about why some people can reap without sowing. Language points and expressions regardless of不顾，不管 e.g. Those who, regardless of objective conditions, act as they think fit are less likely to succeed. to leave confusion over留下难题，迷惑 e.g. The teacher’s explicit explanation left the students no confusion over that abstract theory. Post-reading Activity Spell the following words with the help of their definitions and the first letters. 1. C_______ v. make an exact copy of a plant or animal by taking a cell from it and developing it artificially. 2. C___________ n. a group of people specially appointed to do certain work. Post-reading Activity 3. T________ n. an organ or plant moved from one person or one place to another. 4. R_________ v. be similar to sb. or sth., esp. in appearance. 5. I n. a person or an animal that lives in a place. 6. D v. doing sth. on purpose; intended.