Published on April 30, 2008
Unit Five: Unit Five True Height Slide2: Understand the main idea and structure of the text. Master the language points and the useful structures. Students can retell the story and use the words and expressions learned in the text to write their own essay. Teaching Objectives Part I Pre-reading:: Part I Pre-reading: Background information Warm up questions Olympic Games: Olympic Games The Games are the most important international sports event in the world held every four years. Ancient Olympic Games were held in Olympia,776B.C. to 392 A.D. Modern Games were first held in 1896 in Greece. In 2008 Beijing will hold the 29th Olympic Games. The Olympic Symbol: The Olympic Symbol Represents the continents of the world joined in friendship. The Olympic motto is Citius-Altius-Fortiu, the words mean: Swifter, Higher, Stronger. IOC: International Olympic Committee, in Lausanne, Switzerland In 1912,the Committee decided to allow women to compete in the Games. Pole vault: Pole vault The pole-vaulters attempt to clear a crossbar, and the athletes use a flexible pole from 4-5meters(12 to 16ft)long to propel his or her body into the air and over the bar. Slide7: What’s the hardest obstacle you’ve ever met? Hard working and dreaming, which is more important? Do you know these proverbs?: Do you know these proverbs? Where there’s a will, there’s a way. 有志者事竟成。 Rome isn‘t built in a day. 罗马非一日建成/冰冻三尺非一日之寒。 God helps those who help themselves. 天助自助者。 You shall reap what you sow. 种瓜得瓜种豆得豆。 Part II Global reading: Part II Global reading Text organization Retell the main story Find out the character traits of the people in the story. Retell the main story: Retell the main story confronted the most challenging day of his polevaulting career. Clear the bar at 17 feet…prepare for his next flight. The final jump,felt nervous,pictured his mother, took deep breath,got real flying and set a new record. His parents felt… The flashback: The flashback What was Michael’s childhood dream? He had always dreamed of flying. How did his mother influence him? Her excitement and passion for details made Michael’s dreams full of color and beauty. How did his father influence him? Trained him and told him: you want something ,work for it. Describe the personalities of Michael, his mother and his father.: Describe the personalities of Michael, his mother and his father. Mother father Michael Slide14: Mother : kind , passionate, excited, romantic, relaxed, optimistic, etc Father: hard corn, tough, realist, strict, kind Michael : hard working , good student, Part III: While reading: Part III: While reading Detailed study: Detailed study Part one Part two Part three Part four Part one : Part one Tricky words: true height: the new heights that Michael cleared one after another; The tremendous obstacles Micheal had overcome in attaining his goal. hot: The hot temperature of the day The fierce competition Comprehension questions: Comprehension questions Why was it the most challenging day of Michael’s pole-vaulting career? Why is the pole-vault truly the highlight of any track and field competition? Part two: Part two What dose “ones” in line 14 refer to? And “this one recurring dream” in line 16 refer to? What dose “that” in line26 refer to ? Difficult sentences: Difficult sentences Her stories were always ones that described the land from a bird’s-eye view. Her excitement and passion for details made Michael’s dreams full of color and beauty. 她的故事总是从高空俯瞰描述大地。她对细节的激情和酷爱使得迈克尔的梦境色彩缤纷绚丽无比。 Slide21: Where he flew would always coincide with his mother’s stories. Wherever he flew was with a keen eye for derail and the free spirit of his mother’s love. 他飞跃的都是他母亲故事里描述的地方。无论他飞向何方，他都怀着母爱所赐予他的自由精神，用敏锐的目光观察入微。 Part three: Part three What is the usage of the first sentence of para 6?(restate the relevant contents of the former para) How did Michael feel on his final jump? Try to find out the words showing the struggle and changing of his mind? On his success, why did his father cry，even cry harder than ever? Part four: Part four Finally , we know that Michael is blind. What is the effect of putting this information in the last sentence of the text? Language points: Language points Bear out: prove that sth is true 证实 The evidence that the US Intelligence Agency has obtained bears out their claims that Bin Laden is closely related to the September 11 terrorist attacks in the USA. 美国中情局得到的证据证实了他们的看法，本拉登和911袭击美国恐怖事件有密切关系。 The witnesses will bear you out in court. 法庭上证人会证明你的清白。 Combine…with… connect sth with…把…与… 结合起来: Combine…with… connect sth with…把…与… 结合起来 We should always combine work with pleasure. 我们应该经常劳逸结合。 Hydrogen combines with oxygen to form water. 氢与氧化合成水. Mere: nothing more than 仅仅，只不过: Mere: nothing more than 仅仅，只不过 It is a mere 200 meters from my house to the college. 她只不过是个孩子. She's a mere child. She is only a child. Fantasy: imagination; fantastic adj. strange in shape or meaning,very good ,wonderful: Fantasy: imagination; fantastic adj. strange in shape or meaning,very good ,wonderful I still have the fantasy that one day I will win the National Lottery. 昨天晚上我们看了一场非常精彩的演出。 We watched a fantastic play yesterday evening 我女儿喜欢给我讲她那些奇怪的梦。 My daughter likes to describe her fantastic dreams to me. Recur:come or happen again: Recur:come or happen again The theme of love recurred in many of his book. 学校警告这个学生如果再作弊他将被开除。 The school authorities warned the student that he will be expelled if this cheating recurs. Motto:short sentence or few words as the guiding principle of a person : Motto:short sentence or few words as the guiding principle of a person 你们校训是什麽? What's your school motto? "Think before you act" is my motto. “三思而后行”是我的座右铭。 Coincide:happen at the same time; be in agreementcoincide with: Coincide:happen at the same time; be in agreement coincide with Their tastes in music coincide. 他们在音乐方面的爱好一致. 我的宗教信仰和你的不一样。 My religious beliefs don’t coincide with yours. Coincidence 巧合coincidental 巧合的， 同时发生的: Coincidence 巧合 coincidental 巧合的， 同时发生的 What a coincidence I meet you here. That is a coincidental incident. On one/two/several occasion(s):once/twice/several times in the past: On one/two/several occasion(s ):once/twice/several times in the past 我几次想跟我父母谈我做兼职工作的事但是我妈妈总是立即打断我询问我的学习情况。 One several occasions I attempted to talk with my parents about my taking a part-time job,but my mother instantly interrupted me by asking me questions about my studies. He drinks too much. On one occasion I saw him drink a whole bottle of vodka. 他喝酒太多了。有一次我看见他喝了一瓶的伏特加。 Alternate: every other or second; happening by turns: Alternate: every other or second; happening by turns Sunny weather alternated with rain. 天气晴雨相间。 Meetings are held on alternate Thursdays. 每隔一个星期的星期四举行一次会议。 Vain:too pleased with one’s own abilities or looks: Vain:too pleased with one’s own abilities or looks She is vain about her appearance. 她总觉得自己的外貌漂亮不凡。 Be in vain 徒劳，无用: Be in vain 徒劳，无用 All our work was in vain. 我们的工作全都白干了。 The small cat tried in vain to catch the butterfly on the flower. 这只小猫白费力气想抓住停在花上的蝴蝶。 Be ashamed of 因…感到难为情或羞愧: Be ashamed of 因…感到难为情或羞愧 She was so ashamed of cheating in the test that she went and told the teacher. You should be ashamed of yourself ,telling lies at your age. Startle: give a sudden shock or surprise to: Startle: give a sudden shock or surprise to You startled me---I didn’t hear you come in. Along with: together with: Along with: together with Along with hundreds of others he had invested money in stocks and bonds. Anxiety: a feeling of worry or fear: Anxiety: a feeling of worry or fear The increase in the tax on heating fuel is causing a lot of anxiety among elderly people. 燃料税的增长在老年人当中引起了许多焦虑。 Stretch out: hold a part of your body straight out in front of you: Stretch out: hold a part of your body straight out in front of you She stretched out a hand and lifted the glass to her lips. Bring back to earth:cause to stop day-dreaming使回到现实中: Bring back to earth:cause to stop day-dreaming使回到现实中 Emily’s voice brought him back to earth. In one’s mind’s eye: in one’s imaginationor memory: In one’s mind’s eye: in one’s imaginationor memory In his mind’s eye, she is still a shy girl. In my mind’s eye ,I can still see the house where I was born. Congratulate sb on sth因…祝贺…: Congratulate sb on sth因…祝贺… His teachers congratulated him on winning the first prize in the speech contest. Part IV post reading and writing strategy: Part IV post reading and writing strategy 1. Descriptions of people are called character sketches. Usually writers don’t depict the characters directly but reveal their character traits by using vivid examples.Read Text A and Text B ,try to find out how the authors describes the characters. Part IV post reading and writing strategy: Part IV post reading and writing strategy 2. How to write a personal description In personal description, the writer's tone toward the subject is very important, therefore ,in writing, one should show his/her tone clearly, it could be angry, sympathetic, ammused,or admiring,etc. To arouse the reader’s interest or achieve better results,the writer usually designs the opening and closing paras skillfully. summery: summery Through a detailed description of Michael’s physical and spiritual response in the hot pole vault competition,the writer pictured a hardworking, resolute and successful 17-year-old boy vividly, while at the end of the story impressed us by saying that the boy is blind.