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牛津高中英语第一模块Unit 3 ——Task_图文

Writing an e-mail of
encouragement

Lead in
When we have an English exam, which part do you think is difficult? Do you want to do the reading comprehension quickly and correctly?

Skills building 1: finding information
1. How can you find information

quickly in a long passage?
Read the questions carefully before

you begin.
Skim the passage, looking for main points and key words.

Practice
Some people gathered outside a hotel where a very famous millionaire(百万富翁) had just been knocked down(被车撞倒)and killed. One young man in the crowd seemed upset. “I understand how you feel,” said a rather sympathetic(同情) old man, “I suppose he was a relative of yours?” “That’s just the problem,” replied the young man, “he wasn’t.”

D 1. The famous millionaire died probably because _______. A. he was too old B. he had too much money C. he was shot down D. he met an accident

2. What do main points and key words

mean?
Main points are the general ideas of

the passage.
Usually the main points are the first or last sentence of the first or the last paragraph.

Key words contain important or useful

information such as names, numbers
and dates.

Step 1 recommending a gym to a friend
Part A
Read the advertisement and the web

page, underline the main points and
circle the key words.

The advertisement:
Main idea:

Build the body you’ve always wanted! Get fit! Get healthy!

Key words:
(1)Special offer! 1 month free membership(会

员)!
(2)35 classes every week,

(3) including tennis and swimming.
(4)Two branches(分公司,分支) in the city!

(5)Open from 10 a.m. to midnight, 365 days a
year.

(6)Call 5555 4567 for more information.

The web page:
Main idea:

Build the body you’ve always wanted! Get fit! Get healthy!

Key words:
(1)Have some of the best equipment(设备, 器材) of any gym in the world. (2)35 classes every week, (3) including tennis and swimming.

(4)Wonderful advice about getting into shape (强身健体). (5)Call 5555 4567 for more information.

Part B Now use what you have found in Part A to fill in as much information as possible in the notes below. 2. Number of branches in the city: 1 2 3 √ 4. What do you get for free if you join now? A T-shirt, 2 free personal training hours, 1 month free membership.

7. Can you get advice about exercise?

Yes √

No

9. How can you find out more? Call 5555 4567.

Part C Listen to the radio advertisement for
Better Body Gym. Complete the rest of the notes above. 3. In which roads are the branches? One is in Jinshan Road, and the other

one is in Hubei Road.

5. How big is each branches? 3,000 square metres. 6. Is there a health caféat the gym? Yes No √ 8. Do you need to be 18 to join? Yes No √

Tapescript
Speaker: Feeling weak?Do you want to lose weight?Do you want to be stronger?Do you want a healthier way of life?Do you want that wonderful body for next summer's holiday? Then join Better Body Gym today! This month we have a special offer for students --only five hundred yuan a year. This is three hundred yuan lower than our regular price. And,for the next two weeks only,we are offering our new members one-month free membership.Yes, that's one month free!

We have two branches.One is in Jinshan Road and the other one is in Hubei Road.That means we have one on the western side and one on the eastern side of the city. Both of them are 3,000 square metres, so there is space for over 1,000 people at any one time. We have exercise rooms and showers rooms at the gym---everything you'll ever need to get healthy and look good! We have different tennis classes for old and new members and special days when we have sports starts visit the gym.

Membership is open to anyone who is fourteen or over. The number to call is five five five five,four five six seven. Don't wait---build a better body today!

expensive healthy cheap advice

far away relax body tried

close by strong weak fit

1. The membership cost is cheap. 2. The gym is close by. 3. He can do exercise and get fit. 4. He can receive advice on how to become strong.

Homework
? Preview the skills building 2

Skills building 2: note taking

Three days a week, I run ten miles but I do so slowly.
3 days/wk. × 10 miles (slow)

Q.How can we write down information quickly?

1. use abbreviations( 缩写) and
contractions(缩略)

?week=wk.;
3. use symbols

?won't=will not

2. write down only the key words

They are abbreviations(缩写) and

contractions(缩略).
m= meter km= kilometres min.=minutes hrs.=hours wk.=week I'd=I would/I had she's=she is/she has isn't=is not No.=number pop.=population

common symbols
+ plus -minus × times / divide =equals ≠does not equal & and/also ∵ because ∴ therefore < smaller/ less than ↑increase /better > bigger/more than ↓decrease/worse

Listen to the recording and make notes about the words you hear, using the skills you have just learnt.

1.___________________________ mornings, he swims 2,500 m×4/wk. 2.____________________________ afternoons, she rides bike 40 km×3/wk. ∵it’s raining, I ran 15 mins. 3.___________________________ city pop. ↑ 20%. 4.___________________________ 5.___________________________ Sh. & Bj. > HK

Tapescript
1. In the mornings, he swims 2,500 metres, four times a week. 2. 2. In the afternoons, she rides a bike for 40 kilometres, three times a week. 3. Because it is raining, I ran for only 15 minutes. 4. The population of the city has increased by twenty per cent. 5. Shanghai and Beijing are both bigger than Hong Kong.

Step 2: interviewing a person about exercise and training A reporter is interviewing Lucy about her training programme (计划)for taking part in a marathon. Listen to the interview, and complete the notes below.

Each marathon = ________ (time 4.5 hrs. needed) Tue = 800 m×8 (fast) 10 miles×3 days/wk. (slow) __________________ 10 miles × 1day/wk. (marathon speed) Sun = 18 miles Mon ______ = rest 62 Runs ____ miles/wk

Tapescript
Reporter:Lucy, at the moment,you are training for a marathon. Can you tell us about it? Lucy:Sure.A marathon is a race where you run a little more than twenty-six miles,or forty-two kilometres. Reporter:Twenty-six miles!How long does it usually take for you to run such a race? Lucy:Usually, it takes me about four-and-a-half hours.

Reporter:How do you train for such a long race? Lucy:Well,on Tuesdays,I run fast for eight hundred metres,and I repeat this eight times,resting for a few minutes between each time. Reporter:What do you do on the other days of the week? Lucy:Three days a week,I run ten miles, but I do so slowly.Then on the fourth day, I run ten miles,but at the same speed as I run the marathon.On Sundays,I run eighteen miles.

Reporter:So you run only six days a week? What do you do on the seventh day? Lucy:On Mondays, I rest.Since resting allows the body to recover, in many ways it is nearly as important as the exercise. Reporter:You really do a lot of running!How many miles do you run in a week? Lucy:In a usual week, I run a total of about sixty-two miles.

Part B: pair work (Interviewing) Ask your partner questions about how he or she keeps fit and take notes about the answers, and you can use the following messages: 1. basketball/ dancing/ football/ running/ swimming 2. fit/ fun/ healthy/strong 3. often/ sometimes/ seldom/ never 4. classmates/ family/ friends

Suggestions: You can start with" What do you do to keep fit? Why do you choose…?;

When/How often;
with whom..."

How your partner keeps fit: Student B: 1. Play basketball; 2. keep him/her healthy + strong + a fine figure 3. basketball: for> 30min after school every day; 4. basketball with his/her parents;

Skills building 3

Magic of punctuation(标点)
Woman without her man is nothing
? Woman, without her man, is nothing.
女人,如果没了男人,什么也不是。

? Woman! Without her, man is nothing.
女人!没有她,男人什么也不是。

Skills building 3: using punctuation
1. What do you know about the common punctuation marks?
(,) comma ['k?m?]

(.) full stop
(?)question mark

(!)exclamation [ekskl?'mei??n] mark
(:)colon ['k??l?n ]

(;)semi-colon ['sem?k??l?n]

(‘ ’) quotation [kw?(?)'te??(?)n ] marks (’) apostrophe [?'p?str?fi] (-) hyphen ['haif?n] (—)dash [d??]

Here is a letter from Hu Bo asking for
advice, but some of the punctuation is wrong. Help him correct the wrong punctuation marks. There is one

mistake in each line.

Dear Health Expert :
Please help me! I am a fat teenager. My

classmates laugh at me a lot ., I don’t do
sports, and my favorite meal is a hamburger; chips and soft drinks. Is this , really such a problem? I don’t enjoy exercise; it makes me tired. Also. I’m , hungry all the time and love to eat fast food.

? What should I do! Do you think I should
take some weight---loss pills? What about exercise and food? Please don’t tell me to

stop eating:!
Best wishes.

Hu Bo!

Step 3: writing an e-mail encouraging a friends What have you learnt from step 1 and 2?

Step1. information about the gym and why should I join the gym and do sports. Step2. how to keep fit

How to write an e-mail to encourage a friend ?
? Comfort/support ? Encouragement ? Suggestions ? Wishes

points to mention:
weight-loss pills going on a diet

healthy eating
feeling good equipment

looking good
fast food sports gyms