Unit Three
Teaching Objectives:
By the end of this unit, the students will be expected to be able to
  1. talk about ways to live a happy life;
  2. use skillfully the 15 new words and 8 new phrases and expressions learned in TEXT A in brief conversations and writings, and be familiar with the words and phrases learned in the text;
  3. get to know something about “the revelation of life” and learn as many language points as possible in TEXT B;
  4. consolidate the basic grammar on the simple present tense;
  5. know the use of gerund
  6. read material on a similar topic and with a similar degree of difficulty.
Teaching Methods: Lecture, Discussion, Role-play Unit Duration: 8 class hours(45 minutes each) Teaching procedures: I. Preparatory
Words and Phrases Learned in Display
  1. apply: to make a formal request for something
  2. fundamental: fundamentally (adv.)
  3. determine: determined (adj.)
  4. concentrate: concentration (n.); concentrated (adj.)
  5. wander: go around without a clear direction or purpose
  6. overall: considering or including everything
  7. particular: particularity (n.); particularly (adv.)
  8. perspective: syn. Viewpoint
  9. negative: harmful, an pleasant, or not wanted; (antonym) positive
  10. positive: good or useful; expressing support, agreement, or approval; (antonym) negative Expressions Learned In Display
  5. participate in lines in set aside reflecting | on has an effect on
II. Language In Context

  1. Introductory Remarks How will you know you can succeed at something if you don't give it a try? How will you know you can drag yourself out of the depths of your despair if you don't try? How do you know you won't get that new job if you don't apply? How do you know... Before becoming a success at anything, you must take that first step.
  2. Language Points
  1.How do you know you won’t get that new job if you don’t apply? apply v.
  1)apply(to sb.)(for sth.) :make a formal request 申请;请求 eg: You should apply immediately, in person or by letter. 你应该立即申请,亲自去也好,写信也好。 eg: apply for a job, post, passport, visa 申请工作,职位,护照,签证
  2)apply sth. (to sth.): make practical use of sth. 运用,应用某事物 eg: The results of his research can be applied to new developments in technology. 他的研究成果能应用于新的技术开发方面。
  2. Participating in this fundamental exchange lies in our ability to trust others. participating in: take part or become involved in 参加,参与 eg: She actively participates in local politics. 她积极参与本地政治活动。 fundamental adj. :
  1)Of or forming the basis of foundation of sth.; essential 基本的, 基础的,构成基础的,根本的 eg: There are fundamental differences between your religious beliefs and mine. 你我的宗教信仰根本不同。
  2) serving as a starting-point; basic 作为起点的,基本的 eg: the fundamental rules of mathematics 数学的基本法则
  3) most important; central or primary 十分重要的,主要的,首要的 eg: The fundamental question is a political one. 首要的问题是政治问题。
  4) ~(to sth.): essential or necessary 根本的;必要的 eg: Hard work is ~ to success. 必须苦干才能成功。 lie in : exist or be found (指抽象事物)存在,在于 eg: The cure for stress lies in learning to relax. 消除紧张的方法在于学会放松。
  3. Setting aside special moments set aside :
  1)give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause eg: The UN first set aside World Water Day in 19
  93. 联合国早在 1993 年就设立了世界水日。

  2) to reserve for a special purpose; put to one side 储蓄;留出 eg: Monies set aside for research and development. 为研究和开发所贮存的资金
  3) disregard or ignore sth.; abandon or reject sth. eg: Let's set aside my personal feelings. 不必顾及我个人的感情。
  4. Yet finding time to get away, to reflect, to concentrate, or to just let the mind wander freely is important for overall health. reflect
  1) reflect sb./sth. (in sth.): make a visible image of sb./sth. 映出某人/某物的影像 eg: Trees reflected in a lake. 湖中映出树影。
  2) to undergo or cause to undergo a process in which light, other electromagnetic radiation, sound, particles, etc, are thrown back after impinging on a surface 反射 (光、热、声等) eg: A bright surface will reflect sunlight. 光亮的表面能反射光。
  3) to think, meditate, or ponder 思考 eg: He continued to reflect upon it. 他继续思索这个问题。 concentrate (sth) (on sth./doing sth.): direct one's attention on something 集中, 专心 eg: It 's too hot to concentrate on book. 热得不能集中心思看书。 overall adj
  1) including or covering everything eg: Draw up an overall plan. 拟订一份全面规划。
  2) in general; on the whole eg: Enjoyed the performance overall. 总的说来,这次演出是受欢迎的。
  5. As a result, we may commit many unwholesome actions. commit v.
  1) do (sth. Illegal, wrong or foolish) eg: commit an error/a crime/suicide 做错事/犯罪/自杀
  2) commit sb./oneself (to sth./to doing sth.): make it impossible for sb. not to do sth.; pledge sb./oneself eg: To commit or entrust to another. 把……委托给他人
  6. Our future life is determined by our intentional actions today, just as our present life is heir to previous intentional behavior. determine v.
  1) to make or cause to make a decision 决定 eg: He determined never to marry.
  2) fix (sth.) precisely 确定(某事物) eg: determine a date for a meeting. 确定会议日期。
  7. Spiritual guidance is not restricted to one area, or one particular day, or one particular time of the day. restricted v. restrict sb./sth. (to sth.) put a limit on sb./sth. eg: Speed is restricted to 30 mph in towns.. 市内车速每小时不得超过 30 英里。
  8. It is present in the books that you "happen" to come across, articles you are attracted to reading, things you hear that when looked at from that perspective apply to your situation. come across sb./sth. : meet or find sb./sth. by chance 偶然遇见 eg: We must hang in whenever we come across difficulties.. 我们遇到困难时一定要坚持不懈。
  9. Just as negative emotions have a negative effect on the body, so do positive emotions have a positive effect. negative adj.
  1) expressing or meaning a refusal or denial eg: give sb a negative answer 给某人以否定的答复
  2) lacking positive or affirmative qualities eg: He has a very negative attitude to his work, i.e. is not interested in trying to do it well or properly. 他的工作态度很消极。 positive adj.
  1) characterized by or expressing certainty or affirmation eg: A positive answer; positive criticism 肯定的回答;肯定的评论
  2) tending to emphasize what is good or laudable; constructive eg: He takes a very positive attitude when correcting pupils' mistakes. 他以一种积极的态度来改正小学生的错误。
III. Toward Productive Language
Text B (Extensive Reading)
  1. What can you learn from this article? Answer:Your attitude strongly reflects your outlook on life. Take a closer look at some trifles in life. Maybe it is these trifles that touch your heart and teach you some lessons which will benefit you in your whole life.
IV. Practical English Writing
Resume (个人简历 个人简历) 个人简历 Useful structures in resumes: :
Graduated in the upper...percent of class Received...award winner of... Contest Achieved high scores on... Test Advanced study in... Served as an expert in... Have comprehensive experience in... Full knowledge of English, fluent in French and to a lesser extent in Japanese
V. Homework:

  1. Dictation of the new words
  2. Translate the following sentences into English
  1)有多少个国家参与了这届奥运会? How many countries have participated in the Olympic Games?
  2)每个人对待生活和工作的态度应该是积极的,而不应该是消极的。 Everyone should have a positive attitude toward his life and work, and not negative.
  3)一个人的成功在于他的努力和运气。 One's success lies in his hardworking and luck.
  4)我们从别人的错误和榜样中学习。 We learn from people's mistakes and examples.
  5)他的未来还没有确定,但是他可能要学医。 His future has not been determined, but he may study medicine.
  6)那天我在街上碰见了我多年没见的朋友。 The other day I came across a friend of mine who I haven't seen for ages.
  7)在这个国家,市内驾车的速度限制在每小时 30 英里。 Driving speed is restricted to 30 miles per hour in towns in this country.
  8)要想学好英语,就必须每天留出时间来学。 To learn English well, you should set aside certain amount of time to learn.


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