Unit 17 Great women Warming up & Speaking
Task 1 Who is she?
Task 2 Who is your idol?
1893-1981 a famous Chinese woman revolutionist（革命家） the vice-president of the People’s Republic of China devoted herself to various welfare activities (福利事业)
1892-1973 a famous American woman writer She was born in the USA but grew up in Zhejiang Province after her parents moved to China in 1895. her best-known novel, The Good Earth《大地》 won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1938
1910-1997 a world-famous Catholic nun（天主教修女） she worked in India to help the poor when she was 18. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.
Task 3 Describe a person
positive negative strong smart honest friendly warm kind cheerful popular generous hard-working helpful serious loyal quiet pretty caring fashionable weak stupid lazy mean dishonest tense cold unkind unfriendly ugly miserable dull evil cruel nauseous annoying boring
Useful expressions • She seems to me to be the kind of woman who … • The impression she makes on me is … • I think she is the kind of person who …
Useful expressions • People like her … • She looks as if … • You can see that … • She doesn’t seem …
Task 4 What kind of People do you think they are?
Homework 1. Describe a person whom you are familiar with. 2. Remember the useful expressions on page 30.