Objectives: • 1. The simple past and the present perfect contrasted • 2. The past progressive • 3. The past perfect
Location Mount Tai (Chinese: 泰山; pinyin: Tài Shān) is a mountain of historical and cultural significance located north of the city of Tai'an, in Shandong Province, China. Status Mount Tai is one of the "Five Sacred Mountains of Taoism". It is associated with sunrise, birth, and renewal, and is often regarded the foremost of the five.
The tallest peak is Jade Emperor Peak ( 玉皇顶), which is commonly reported as 1545 metres (5069 feet) tall but is described by the Chinese government as 1532.7 metres (5028.5 feet)
Mount Tai is also famous for the sunrise. Many tourists come to Mount Tai to see the sunrise. Sunrise
Teaching Tasks and Process • Language Structure Practice : • 1. This is the first time I have even been… • 2. While …were having…, … were having… • 3. By…, we’d had…
Dialogue 1 Broad questions Main idea Language teaching points and practice Dialogue 2 Introductions Substitution practice Dialogues
Language Points • 1. You know what? – This question is used to introduce a piece of information which is surprising. A similar expression is Guess what?. • 2. scenic spots – places of natural attractive scenery
3. I was greatly impressed by its natural beauty. – I was moved by its beautiful scenery. • impressv. to influence deeply, esp. with a feeling of admiration, e.g. • The students were impressed by his inspiring speech. We are impressed by his performance. • Impressing a. • Impression n. Leave a deep ~ on sb./sth.
4. I bet you had lots of fun there. – I am certain you had lots of fun there. Another example: • I bet (that) it will rain tomorrow. • 5. It brought back such sweet memories. – Sweet memories came to my mind. • bring back – to cause to return to the mind: • Hearing the song brought back happy memories.
6. You remind me of my last trip there. – It seems to be similar to my last trip there. • remind sb. of sth.– to appear to be similar to; to cause to remember : • This museum reminds me of the one we visited last year. • The event reminded me of my school days. • 7. I wish I had been there with you this time. – This is a wish about a non-fact in the past. Another example, I wish I had passed the exam.
Readings • Sample questions: • 1. What’s the misunderstanding in this passage? • 2. Why did this happen to him? • 3. what’s the same fate to the man in these two passages?
Language Points 1. run out of – to use all one’s supplies, to have no more: I am afraid we’ve run out of sugar. • 2. The back door burst open. – The door opened suddenly. • burst– to come into the stated condition suddenly and often violently: In spring the flowers burst open. • He burst free from the chains. Another similar use of the pattern: The door banged shut.
3. peer at– to look very carefully or hard, esp. as if not able to see clearly • peek at – to take a quick look at something when one should not • peep at – to look at something quickly and secretly, esp. through a hole or other small opening
4. convince– to make (someone) completely certain about something; persuade: • They failed to convince the directors that their proposal would work. • I am convinced by your story. • 5. to thumb a ride/lift – to ask passing motorists for a free ride by holding out one’s hand with the thumb raised
6. made his way in the dark– went in the dark: He made his way home. • 7. He was not supposed to be back. – He was not considered to be back. • Be supposed to – to be intended to; to be generally considered to be; to have the regulation of being: • The volunteers are supposed to help the blind in the street. • I haven’t read this novel, but it is supposed to be a good one.
8. to keep an eye on– to watch carefully: I often ask my neighbor to keep an eye on my house while I am away. • 9. was about to– This construction expresses the immediate future in the past. In some contexts, it is often used in the sense of an unfulfilled intention. For example, • I was about to leave when he came to visit me.
Guided Writing Note of introduction: • In notes of introduction, the following are usually included: • 1. The name of the person to be introduced • 2. His/Her identity • 3. The purpose of the introduction • 4. Appreciation
Assignments • Do the exercises in workbook • Write a note of introduction • Preview unit 2