北京版 八年级(下 八年级 下) Unit 11
The Hand Part Ⅱ Reading and Writing
山东 徐承桂

  1. a friend of mine
  1. 我的一个朋友
  2. 因为某事而感谢上帝
  2.give thanks to God for
  3. be thankful for
  3.感激 感激
  4.告诉我一个关于感恩节
  4.tell me a story about 告诉我一个关于感恩节 Thanksgiving 的故事
  5.main dish
  5.主食 主食
  6. look forward to doing
  6. 期望做... 期望做...
  7. hand in
  7. 上交
  8. provide sb. with sth.
  8. 给某人提供某物
  9. must be
  9. 一定是
  10. can’t be
  10. 不可能是
  11.in a weak voice
  11. 用微弱的声音
  12. both … and…
  12. 两者都
  13. at first
  13. 开始
Lead-in.

  1. Do you like our school?
  2. What kind of school do you like best?
Have a discussion.

  1. When is Thanksgiving Day? It is a holiday Americans celebrate on the fourth Thursday of November.
  2. What do people do on this day? It is their custom to give thanks to God for the harvest. A big dinner is prepared, and turkey is usually the main dish.
Reading
Scan the text and answer the following questions:
Whose hand is it? Is it the farmer’s hand? No, it’s the teacher’s hand.
Read the text again and answer the questions:

  1. What does Thanksgiving mean to Americans?
  2.What happened one Thanksgiving Day at an elementary school?
  3. Why was the teacher surprised?

  4. What did the class say about it?
  5. What did Jack tell the teacher?
  6. What is the true meaning of Thanksgiving according to the author?
Read the text again and answer the questions:

  1. What does Thanksgiving mean to Americans? Thanksgiving is a holiday to give thanks to God for the harvest.

  2. What happened one Thanksgiving Day at an elementary school? One Thanksgiving Day, a teacher of an elementary school asked her first graders what they were thankful for. She asked them to draw a picture of it.

  3. Why was the teacher surprised? The teacher didn’t expected to see this. She had expected To see them draw pictures of turkeys on tables.
  4. What did the class say about it? One child thought it might be the hand of God. Another Thought it might be the farmer’s hand.

  5. What did Jack tell the teacher? Jack told the teacher that the hand he had drawn was the teacher’s hand.
  6. What is the true meaning of Thanksgiving according to the author? Thanksgiving is everyone’s holiday, a holiday when you hold the chance, in whatever small way, to give to others.
Explanation:
表示感激
  1. be thankful for… 对…表示感激 我们对他的帮助很感激。 e.g: 我们对他的帮助很感激。 We were thankful for his help.
  2. provide sb. with sth. 给某人提供某物 e.g: 羊供给我们羊毛。 羊供给我们羊毛。 Sheep provide us with wool.

  3. look forward to sth./doing sth. 盼望, 盼望,期盼 e.g: 他期盼生活中有所改变。 他期盼生活中有所改变。 He looks forward to a change in his life. 学生们期盼假期的来临。 学生们期盼假期的来临。 The students look forward to the coming of the vacation.

  4. childishly drawn hand 相当于 a hand that was drawn childishly, 为副 词和过去分词一起做定语。 词和过去分词一起做定语。
  5. It must be the farmer’s hand. 肯定是农夫的手 在英语中表示肯定推测和猜测用; 在英语中表示肯定推测和猜测用 must 在英语中表示 否定推测和猜测用 。 can’t 。
e.g.: (
  1) 他今天没来学校。他肯定生病了。 他今天没来学校。他肯定生病了。 He didn’t come to school today. He must be ill. (
  2) 他不可能病了,我早上看见他了。 他不可能病了,我早上看见他了。 He can’t be ill, I saw him this morning.
任何的
  6.Whatever 可做形容词,表示 可做形容词, e.g: 采取你认为最佳的任何措施。 采取你认为最佳的任何措施。 Take whatever measures you consider best. whatever 也可以做代词,表示 也可以做代词, 不管怎样, 不管怎样,无论如何 相当于 , 。 no matter what 。 不过发生什么,都要告诉我实话。 不过发生什么,都要告诉我实话。 No matter what/ Whatever happens, tell me the truth.
Word study
I. Study the following expressions and try to make another one. his homework idea main building the paper hand in your exercise book road look forward to a dinner party seeing a new movie the holiday
Example:
  1. Please hand in the homework next week.
  2. What’s the main idea of the story?
  3. She is looking forward to the holiday.
Find the sentences from the text to complete the passage:
One Thanksgiving Day, a teacher asked her poor students to draw a picture for Thanksgiving. She thought that most of the children would draw pictures of turkeys on the tables .
But she was surprised to see that Jack handed in a simple childishly drawn . Some children thought hand it must be . the hand of God that brings them food Some thought it must be the farmer’s hand But little Jack told the teacher that . it was the teacher’s hand
Then the teacher remembered that She had taken Jack a poor shy Child, . She came to by the hand several times understand that this was everyone’s Thanksgiving , not for the material things given to us, but for the chance, in whatever small way, to give to others.
达标检测题
Translate these sentences into English.
  1. 他们的风俗是感恩上帝给予他们的收获。 他们的风俗是感恩上帝给予他们的收获。 It is their custom to give thanks to God for the harvest.

  2. 有一次在感恩节那天一位小学老师 问他一年级的学生们他们有什么需 要感谢的。 要感谢的。 One Thanksgiving Day, a teacher of an elementary school asked her first graders what they were thankful for.

  3. 因为他们早就盼望着吃火鸡了。 因为他们早就盼望着吃火鸡了。 Because they had looked forward to having turkey for a long time.
  4. 老师看到杰克交上来的画时 却吃了一 老师看到杰克交上来的画时, 他画的是一只手, 惊, 他画的是一只手 一个简单的出自 孩子画的手. 孩子画的手 The teacher was surprised and puzzled by the picture that jack handed in ? a hand, a simple childishly drawn hand!

  5. 或许 这是每个人的感恩节 感谢的不是 或许,这是每个人的感恩节 这是每个人的感恩节,感谢的不是 给予我们物质上的东西,而感谢的是这 给予我们物质上的东西 而感谢的是这 样一个机会??无论以怎样的小方式 样一个机会 无论以怎样的小方式 去感谢其他人。 去感谢其他人。 Perhaps this was everyone’s Thanksgiving, not for the material things given to us, but for the chance, in whatever small way, to give to others.
Homework.
Write a story for the groups of pictures in Activity
  4.
Example: Mom knew it was Mike’s birthday today. She was preparing a cake for her son. Suddenly she found there was a present on the table, she thought to herself: who bought him the present? At this time, Mike came in, he took the present from the table and gave it to his mom: “Thank you for bringing me to this world.” he said.
 

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