Unit 2 I used to be afraid of the dark
Section A Warming up
List the words to describe people’s appearances and personalities. serious, funny, tall, short shy, outgoing noisy, calm long straight hair, short curly hair quiet heavy, slim, thin
1. I / he/ she/ used to be +形容词过去曾经…(现在不这样了) 2. used to do (动词原形)+ 名词
(1b:P10) Listening （插入声音）
Mario used to be＿＿＿. He used to • wear＿＿＿. short glasses 2. Amy used to be＿＿. She used to have＿＿＿＿＿. tall short hair 3. Tina used to be ＿＿ and ＿＿hair. red curly
Listening text 插入声音 Conversation 1 Boy1: Mario, is that you? Boy2: Yeah it is. It’s Bob! Hey, guys, it’s Bob! I haven’t seen you in four years! Boy1: Yeah. I’m here with my parents. We’re visiting for a couple of days. Wow, Mario, you look
different! You used to be short, didn’t you? Boy2: Yes, I did. Now I’m tall. And so are you! Boy1: That’s true… And you used to wear glasses. Boy2: You have a great memory. Now I wear contact lenses!
Conversation 2 Boy1: Hey, Amy, it’s great to see you. Girl1: Hi, Bob. How are you? Boy1: Fine. Wow, you’ve changed! Girl1: Really? How?
Boy1: Well, you used to have short hair. Girl1: You remember that? Yes, I did. Boy1: And you used to be really tall! Girl1: Not any more. You’re taller than me now, Bob.
Conversation 3 Girl2: Hiya, Bob. Boy1: Hi, Tina. You’ve changed too. Girl2: Oh, yeah? Boy1: You have blond hair! Girl2: Yeah, it used to be red, didn’t it? Boy1: And it’s straight! Girl2: It used to be curly.
Listening and Speaking (2a, 2b, 2c: P11) Girl 1: Hey. Steve! Over here! Don’t you remember me? Boy 1: Oh, wow! You’re Paula, aren’t you? Girl 1: That’s right. Boy 1: But you used to be really _____, didn’t you? quiet
outgoing Girl 1: Yeah. I wasn’t very_________. Boy 1: No, you weren’t. But you were always________. Wait a minute! Did you use to play piano? Girl 1 : Yes, I did. But now I’m more interested in_______. I play soccer and I’m on the swim team. Boy 1 : Wow! People sure change. friendly sports
Explanation 1. I’m on the swim team. 我是游泳队成员。 类似的说法还有：I’m on the soccer team 或I play on the soccer team.
2. People sure change. 人们的确是要变的。 sure在这里为副词。 如：It sure was cold. 天气确实很冷。
Section B （插入声音） Listening
Listening (2a,2b:P13) In the past We used to play every day after school. We used to walk to school. I used to hate gym. Now We study all the time. We have to take the bus to school. I love gym.
Listening text 插入声音 Girl1: My six-year-old brother started school this week. Boy1: He’s really lucky. Life was great when I was six. Girl1: Really? Why? Boy1: Oh, schoolwork was really easy.
Girl1: Not for me. I didn’t use to like tests. Now I don’t worry about tests. Boy1: And we used to play every day after school. Now we just study all the time.
Girl 1: Yeah, but we used to walk to school. Now we have to take the bus. Boy 1: I remember one bad thing. I used to hate gym. Now I love gym class. Girl1: Ｍe, too.
(3a, 3b, 3c: P14) Reading & Writing
She studies in a high school. 1.Where dose Rose Tang study ? 2.Who is Rose Tang? She is a high school student. 3.What is Rose Tang’s biggest problem? Her biggest problem is that she is too busy.
4.What did she use todo before she started high school? She used tospenda lot of time playinggames with friends. 5.What did she use to do in the evening? Sheused towatch TV or chat with her grandmother.
6. Did she use to go to concerts with her father? Yes, she did. 7. Dose she still have time for concerts? What does she usually do now? Shehardly everhas time for concerts now. She usuallystudiesanddoesher homework.
Explanation 1. these days “…but these days I get up early and stay in school all day.” these days是个词组，意思是“现在，这几天” Your son’s trouble is very common these days.
你儿子的毛病现在是极常见的。 2. right Then I go right home and eat dinner. right在这里是副词，意为“直接地”。 如：The wind blew right in our faces. 风迎面吹来。 3. have to But now, I have to study.
have to意为“必须”, 侧重于客观上的必要。 其句型为have (has) to+动词原形 如: We have to leave now. He has to work on Sunday. I had to do my homework last Sunday.
4. hardly ever These days, I hardly ever have time for concerts. hardly ever = very seldom.很少 He hardly ever goes to bed before midnight. 他很少在午夜以前就寝。
5. miss I really miss the old days. ①miss在这里为“怀念”的意思。 How he misses his mother while she is away in London! 他妈妈在伦敦期间，他多么想念她啊！ ②此外miss还有“缺”的意思。
I’m afraid that Jim will miss a lot of his lessons. 恐怕Jim会缺很多课。 ③错过 I missed catching the 2:15 train. 我未赶上2点15分的火车。
had so much time; spent a lot of time playing with friends; watched TV or chatted with her grandmother ;went to concerts with her father gets up early and stays in school all day; no time for playing games; has to study; no time for concerts; does homework and goes to bed
A sample version: How I’ve changed! My life has changed greatly since primary school. I used to like different things when I was in primary school. For example, I used to hate homework very much. But now I don’t mind it.
I often spend less time finishing it. I used to be afraid of being bullied by taller children. But now I learn to make friends with them. I learned a lot in the past three years. Now I feel I’m a grown-up.