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  1. Session 3 Passage II Letter From the President Section IV Trying Your Hand

  2. Section III Passage 2 Letter From the President Lead in Global Reading Practice

  3. Lead in Letter from the president Howard Johnson Crayola Kids Rooms Kids Go HoJo Warm-up questions

  4. Lead in letter from the president: In most hotels in western countries, there is usually a letter from the president or manager in each room. In the letter some information may be given about the facilities, services or even the address or telephone numbers of the hotel. It is more like an advertisement than a letter.

  5. Lead in Howard Johnson: Howard Johnson is becoming one of the world’s best known hotel groups. With locations open in 16 countries, Howard Johnson continues to provide the world a “Better quality of life on the road”. Guests can check into the locations in Canada, Argentina, Lebanon, Malta, Mexico, the United Kingdom, etc. Additional locations have recently been opened in China, India, Puerto Rico and Saudi Arabia.

  6. Lead in Crayola Kids Rooms: From decoration to design, these colorful rooms cater to small children. The rooms provide a place where both parents and kids can relax, have fun and enjoy their vacation. Crayola Kids Rooms at participating hotels feature family friendly amenities including a videocassette player, a mini-fridge, night light, child’s table and chair, colorful bedspreads and curtains and Crayola lamps, clock radio/alarms, etc. Family-oriented videos and children’s books are available at the front desk.

  7. Lead in Kids Go HoJo: (HoJo stands for Howard Johnson.) For families, Howard Johnson has developed a creative and imaginative Kids Go HoJo program in conjunction with the makers of Crayola products. The fun begins at check-in at participating hotels, where each family receives a Kids Go HoJo and Crayola Fun Pace, featuring a Crayola activity book and four-pack of Crayola crayons. The activity book includes games and activities that encourage family interaction. The Fun Pack includes an entry form for the Kids Go HoJo $50 000 College Scholarship Sweepstakes. Families with children at the age of 12 and under in the U.S. and Canada are eligible to participate. A winner will be selected at random, and no purchase is necessary to participate.

  8. Lead in Warm-up questions: 1. Do you often find a letter from the hotel manager to the staying guests in your hotel room? 2. What does the letter usually say?

  9. Global Reading Questions for Group Discussion Summary of the text Words and Sentences

  10. Questions for discussion Understanding the main idea of each paragraph 1. Question for Para. 1: Who is the hotel president’s letter intended for? 2. Question for Para. 2: When was the hotel set up and who was the founder? 3. Question for Para. 3: How long does the Kid Go HoJo program last? 4. Question for Para. 4: What working facilities does the hotel provide for business people who stay in the hotel? For the guests staying in the hotel It was set up 75 years ago and Howard Dearing Johnson was the founder. For the whole year. Cordless telephones with data ports for fast Internet access and well-lit desks.

  11. Questions for discussion 5. Question for Para. 5: Why is the guest given a directory of the hotel upon departure? 6. Question for Para. 6: How can a guest book a room in the hotel? 7. Question for Para. 7: What kind of organization is America’s Promise mentioned in this passage? 8. Question for Para. 8: What does the president promise the guests of the hotel? To make the planning of the guest’s next vacation or business trip easy. He or she can do it online or by phone. It is an organization calling for combined efforts to help the young to improve their lives. He promises that the guests will receive the best in service and quality.

  12. Summary The students retell the part of letter which is about the Kids Go HoJo program by filling in the blanks without looking at the book: Howard Johnson program Kids Go HoJo is a (1)_________ teamed up by (2)___________ and the Crayola (3)__________. It provides each (4)_________ who (5)_______________ a hotel with a (6)_________ featuring a (7)_________, educational activity (8)__________and crayons. Special (9)________ are being (10)________ for the guests with (11)___________ at (12)_________ locations. These rooms (13)________ to little (14)_________ and (15)________ a comfortable and (16)__________ stay (17)_______ the whole (18)________. And (19)_________ enjoy (20)_________ stay here at Howard Johnson. brand family have checked into package fun-filled book rooms prepared certain kids/children cater guests provide enjoyable for family kids free

  13. Text Letter From the President Dear Howard Johnson Guest, Para.1 Welcome and thank you for choosing Howard Johnson. During your stay we hope you experience A Better Quality of Life on the Road. Para.2 These words are more thanjust a tagline to us. Wherever you are in the world, when you walk into a Howard Johnson hotel we want you to have the best lodging experience possible. To ensure this, we pay close attention toquality, the amenities we offer and value-added programs. Our founder, Howard Dearing Johnson made a commitment to quality over 75 years ago and we still stand bythat commitment. 1 2

  14. Text Letter From the President Para.3 Howard Johnson and the Crayola brand have teamed up to present a year-round Kids Go HoJo program, which will be highlighted by an exciting summer promotion. Each family checking into a Howard Johnson hotel will receive a Crayola Kids Go HoJo Fun Package featuring a fun-filled, educational activity book and Crayola crayons. “Crayola Kids Rooms” are being prepared for Howard Johnson guests with young children at certain locations. From decor to design, these rooms cater especially to our littlest guests and provide a comfortable and enjoyable stay for the whole family. Also, as always, kids stay free at Howard Johnson. 3 4

  15. Text Letter From the President Para.4 For the business traveler, we have the tools that can help you get the job done ... comfortably! Howard Johnson Home Office rooms provide the amenities to make your business trip relaxing and productive. These rooms feature cordless telephones with data ports for fast Internet access and a large, well-lit work desk. Para.5 You may take a directory with you when you leave our hotel, which is provided to make the planning of your next vacation or business trip easy. Howard Johnson has nearly 500 properties worldwide. From the USA to Argentina, Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom, a comfortable quality stay at a Howard Johnson location is available. 5

  16. Text Letter From the President Para.6Visit our web site www.hojo.com for the most up-to-date online global directory and to make reservations or call 1-800 GO HOJO (1-800-446-4656) for more information. Para.7 Please enjoy your stay. As our guest you will receive the best in service and quality. If there is anything we can do to enhance your visit or make you more comfortable, let us know. Para.8With warmest regards, Mary Mahoney President and CEO Howard Johnson International, Inc. 6 7

  17. Text Letter From the President Dear Howard Johnson Guest, Para.1 Welcome and thank you for choosing Howard Johnson. During your stay we hope you experience A Better Quality of Life on the Road. Para.2 These words are more than just a tagline to us. Wherever you are in the world, when you walk into a Howard Johnson hotel we want you to have the best lodging experience possible. To ensure this, we pay close attention to quality, the amenities we offer and value-added programs. Our founder, Howard Dearing Johnson made a commitment to quality over 75 years ago and we still stand by that commitment. more than: not only, extremely 不仅仅;尤其 FOR EXAMPLE: China Daily is more than a newspaper. It can help us to learn English. We were more thanhappy to hear of your success. 1 2

  18. Text Letter From the President Dear Howard Johnson Guest, Para.1 Welcome and thank you for choosing Howard Johnson. During your stay we hope you experience A Better Quality of Life on the Road. Para.2 These words are more than just a tagline to us. Wherever you are in the world, when you walk into a Howard Johnson hotel we want you to have the best lodging experience possible. To ensure this, we pay close attention to quality, the amenities we offer and value-added programs. Our founder, Howard Dearing Johnson made a commitment to quality over 75 years ago and we still stand by that commitment. 1. These words are more than just a tagline to us. (Para.2) Analysis: More than here means not only. It is used to emphasize the word tagline. Translation: 这些话对我们来说不仅仅是一个口号. Example: China Daily is more than a newspaper. It helps people to learn English. 1 2

  19. Text Letter From the President Dear Howard Johnson Guest, Para.1 Welcome and thank you for choosing Howard Johnson. During your stay we hope you experience A Better Quality of Life on the Road. Para.2 These words are more than just a tagline to us. Wherever you are in the world, when you walk into a Howard Johnson hotel we want you to have the best lodging experience possible. To ensure this, we pay close attention to quality, the amenities we offer and value-added programs. Our founder, Howard Dearing Johnson made a commitment to quality over 75 years ago and we still stand by that commitment. 2. Wherever you are in the world, when you walk into a Howard Johnson hotel, we want you to have the best lodging experience possible. (Para.2) Analysis: In this sentence wherever is used to introduce an adverbial clause of place, meaning no matter where. Translation: 无论您来自哪里,当您一踏进哈沃德.约翰逊 宾馆,我们将使您享受到最好的住宿服务. Example: Wherever he was, he was happy most of the time. 1 2

  20. Text Letter From the President Dear Howard Johnson Guest, Para.1 Welcome and thank you for choosing Howard Johnson. During your stay we hope you experience A Better Quality of Life on the Road. Para.2 These words are more than just a tagline to us. Wherever you are in the world, when you walk into a Howard Johnson hotel we want you to have the best lodging experience possible. To ensure this, we pay close attention to quality, the amenities we offer and value-added programs. Our founder, Howard Dearing Johnson made a commitment to quality over 75 years ago and we still stand by that commitment. pay close attention to: fix the mind on sth. esp. by watching or listening 关注:注意 FOR EXAMPLE: Students should pay close attention to what their teacher says in class. 1 2

  21. Text Letter From the President Dear Howard Johnson Guest, Para.1 Welcome and thank you for choosing Howard Johnson. During your stay we hope you experience A Better Quality of Life on the Road. Para.2 These words are more than just a tagline to us. Wherever you are in the world, when you walk into a Howard Johnson hotel we want you to have the best lodging experience possible. To ensure this, we pay close attention to quality, the amenities we offer and value-added programs. Our founder, Howard Dearing Johnson made a commitment to quality over 75 years ago and we still stand by that commitment. stand by: support, or be loyal to 遵守 FOR EXAMPLE: If you have made a promise to someone, you have to stand by it. 1 2

  22. Text Letter From the President Para.3 Howard Johnson and the Crayola brand have teamed up to present a year-round Kids Go HoJo program, which will be highlighted by an exciting summer promotion. Each family checking into a Howard Johnson hotel will receive a Crayola Kids Go HoJo Fun Package featuring a fun-filled, educational activity book and Crayola crayons. “Crayola Kids Rooms” are being prepared for Howard Johnson guests with young children at certain locations. From decor to design, these rooms cater especially to our littlest guests and provide a comfortable and enjoyable stay for the whole family. Also, as always, kids stay free at Howard Johnson. team up: work together, combine 合作 FOR EXAMPLE: I teamed up with John to finish the job. 3 4

  23. Text Letter From the President Para.3 Howard Johnson and the Crayola brand have teamed up to present a year-round Kids Go HoJo program, which will be highlighted by an exciting summer promotion. Each family checking into a Howard Johnson hotel will receive a Crayola Kids Go HoJo Fun Package featuring a fun-filled, educational activity book and Crayola crayons. “Crayola Kids Rooms” are being prepared for Howard Johnson guests with young children at certain locations. From decor to design, these rooms cater especially to our littlest guests and provide a comfortable and enjoyable stay for the whole family. Also, as always, kids stay free at Howard Johnson. 3. Each family checking into a Howard Johnson hotel will receive a Crayola Kid Go HoJo Fun Pack. (Para.3) Analysis: Checking into a Howard Johnson hotel is a present participle phrase used as an attribute modifying family. Translation:每个入住哈沃德.约翰逊宾馆的家庭都将获 得由科瑞拉玩具公司赠送的趣味礼包一个. Example: All the employees working in this hotel are well trained. 3 4

  24. Text Letter From the President Para.3 Howard Johnson and the Crayola brand have teamed up to present a year-round Kids Go HoJo program, which will be highlighted by an exciting summer promotion. Each family checking into a Howard Johnson hotel will receive a Crayola Kids Go HoJo Fun Package featuring a fun-filled, educational activity book and Crayola crayons. “Crayola Kids Rooms” are being prepared for Howard Johnson guests with young children at certain locations. From decor to design, these rooms cater especially to our littlest guests and provide a comfortable and enjoyable stay for the whole family. Also, as always, kids stay free at Howard Johnson. cater to: take account of and provide with what is Necessary 考虑到 FOR EXAMPLE: Our newspapers and magazines try to cater to all opinions. 3 4

  25. Text Letter From the President Para.3 Howard Johnson and the Crayola brand have teamed up to present a year-round Kids Go HoJo program, which will be highlighted by an exciting summer promotion. Each family checking into a Howard Johnson hotel will receive a Crayola Kids Go HoJo Fun Package featuring a fun-filled, educational activity book and Crayola crayons. “Crayola Kids Rooms” are being prepared for Howard Johnson guests with young children at certain locations. From decor to design, these rooms cater especially to our littlest guests and provide a comfortable and enjoyable stay for the whole family. Also, as always, kids stay free at Howard Johnson. 4. From décor to design, these rooms cater especially to our littlest guests. Analysis: From décor to design is a prepositional phrase. In some fixed prepositional phrase articles are not used to introduce a range of something. Eg: from morning till night, from country to country, etc. Translation: 从装修到设计,这些房间都特别适合我们 的小客人. Example: The city center is crowed with people from morning till night on weekends. 3 4

  26. Text Letter From the President Para.4 For the business traveler, we have the tools that can help you get the job done ... comfortably! Howard Johnson Home Office rooms provide the amenities to make your business trip relaxing and productive. These rooms feature cordless telephones with data ports for fast Internet access and a large, well-lit work desk. Para.5 You may take a directory with you when you leave our hotel, which is provided to make the planning of your next vacation or business trip easy. Howard Johnson has nearly 500 properties worldwide. From the USA to Argentina, Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom, a comfortable quality stay at a Howard Johnson location is available. 5. These rooms feature cordless telephones with data ports for fast Internet access and a large, well-lit work desk. (Para.4) Analysis: Well-lit is a compound past participle used as an attribute, modifying work desk. Past participle is mostly used as a post-modifier, but when used with the prefix well, it becomes a pre-modifier. Eg. well-built house, well-done work. Notice the hyphen here. Translation: 房间的特色是,有无绳电话,其接口能与互联网快 速连接,还有一张光线好的大办公桌. Example: The well-designed bridge is under construction now. 5

  27. Text Letter From the President Para.4 For the business traveler, we have the tools that can help you get the job done ... comfortably! Howard Johnson Home Office rooms provide the amenities to make your business trip relaxing and productive. These rooms feature cordless telephones with data ports for fast Internet access and a large, well-lit work desk. Para.5 You may take a directory with you when you leave our hotel, which is provided to make the planning of your next vacation or business trip easy. Howard Johnson has nearly 500 properties worldwide. From the USA to Argentina, Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom, a comfortable quality stay at a Howard Johnson location is available. worldwide: in or over the whole world 全世界 FOR EXAMPLE: French cheeses are famous worldwide. 5

  28. Text Letter From the President Para.6Visit our web site www.hojo.com for the most up-to-date online global directory and to make reservations or call 1-800 GO HOJO (1-800-446-4656) for more information. Para.7 Please enjoy your stay. As our guest you will receive the best in service and quality. If there is anything we can do to enhance your visit or make you more comfortable, let us know. Para.8With warmest regards, Mary Mahoney President and CEO Howard Johnson International, Inc. 6 6. Visit our web site for the most up-to-date online global directory. Analysis: For the most up-to-date online global directory is a prepositional phrase used as an adverbial of purpose. Translation: 访问我们的网站,您可以在网上看最新 的全球住宿指南。 Example: Contact us at any time at the number 5517698 for more information about our program. 7

  29. Text Letter From the President Para.6Visit our web site www.hojo.com for the most up-to-date online global directory and to make reservations or call 1-800 GO HOJO (1-800-446-4656) for more information. Para.7 Please enjoy your stay. As our guest you will receive the best in service and quality. If there is anything we can do to enhance your visit or make you more comfortable, let us know. Para.8 With warmest regards, Mary Mahoney President and CEO Howard Johnson International, Inc. 6 7. As our guest, you will receive the best in service and quality. (Para.7) Analysis: As here is a preposition, which means being. Translation: 作为我们的客人,您将得到最优质的 服务. Example: As a responsible teacher, he puts all his heart and soul in his work. 7

  30. Text Letter From the President Para.6Visit our web site www.hojo.com for the most up-to-date online global directory and to make reservations or call 1-800 GO HOJO (1-800-446-4656) for more information. Para.7 Please enjoy your stay. As our guest you will receive the best in service and quality. If there is anything we can do to enhance your visit or make you more comfortable, let us know. Para.8With warmest regards, Mary Mahoney President and CEO Howard Johnson International, Inc. 6 enhance: increase (good things such as value, power or beauty)提高;增加 FOR EXAMPLE: Passing the examination should enhance your chances of getting a job. 7

  31. Practice Useful Sentences Read and Judge Read and Rewrite Read and Translate

  32. Useful Sentences Some useful sentences from the hotel president’s letter to the staying guests. 1. Welcome and thank you for choosing … 2. We hope you experience …. 3. To ensure your comfortable stay here, we pay close attention to … 4. We have made a commitment to the quality of our services. 5. These rooms cater especially to our littlest guests. 6. These rooms feature cordless telephones with data ports for fast Internet access. 7. For more information call …or visit our website at … 8. If there is anything we can do to make you more comfortable, let us know.

  33. Read and Judge Choose the best answer according to the passage. 1. According to the passage, the phrase “A Better Quality of Life on the Road” in Para.1 is _________. a. a way of promotion of the hotel b. a new program of the hotel c. a promise of the hotel d. only an attractive tagline of the hotel 2. Which of the following has not been promised by the hotel? a. Best quality. b. Good amenities. c. Value-added programs. d. Lower prices. 3. The word “ Crayola” in this passage refers to _________. a. the name of a company b. the name of a person c. a pencil containing colored wax d. a package of toys

  34. Read and Judge 4. Cryaola Kids Rooms are being prepared to _________. a. please parents b. amuse children c. free parents from taking care of their children d. provide enjoyable stay only for children 5. What’s special of the Home Office rooms in Howard Johnson? a. They have an ordinary cordless telephone. b. They are provided with a computer. c. They are furnished with a work-desk. d. They enjoy fast access to the Internet.

  35. Read and Rewrite Write a summery of the passage in about 150 words by focusing on the following points 1. The services the president promises to provide for its guests. 2. The attention they pay to quality, etc. 3. The added-value program with the Crayola brand. 4. The home office rooms for businessmen. 5. The directory provided to help guests to plan their next trip. 6. The visit to the website for up-to-date information, etc. Reference

  36. Read and Rewrite Reference The president of Howard Johnson promises to provide its guests with the best lodging services by paying close attention to quality, the amenities offered the value-added programs. The hotel and the Crayola brand have teamed up to present a year-round Kids Go HoJo program as a means of promotion. Each family checking into a Howard Johnson hotel will receive some presents and the rooms cater especially to kids from décor to design. There are also home office rooms which feature cordless telephones with data ports for last Internet access. These amenities may make business trips relaxing and productive. Guests may take a directory with them for the convenience of planning their next trip. They can also visit the web site for the most up-to-date information of the hotel.

  37. Read and Translate Translate the following sentences into Chinese. 1. He paid little attention to the details of the plan. • 他没有注意到计划的细节. • Wherever you are in the world, you can chat with your • friend on the Internet. • 无论你在世界什么地方,你都可以通过互联网与朋友聊天.

  38. Read and Translate 3. They teamed up with another family to rent a house for the summer vacation. • 他们与另一家人合租了一栋房子在那里度暑假. 4. We are especially interested in those value-added projects. • 我们对那些能增值的项目特别感兴趣.

  39. Read and Translate 5. Dickens was one of the world’s most famous and productive writers. • 狄更斯是世界著名的多产作家之一. • The founder of the hotel made a commitment to quality • over 75 years ago. • 酒店的创办人75年前对服务质量就做出了承诺.

  40. Read and Translate 7. I expect he will be able to cater for your particular needs. • 我期望他能满足你的特殊需要. • We asked high school students to participate in an anti- • drug campaign. • 我们要求中学生参加一次反毒品运动.

  41. Section IV Trying Your Hand Applied Writing Grammar Review Sentence Writing

  42. Applied writing Format Analysis Read and Simulate Simulate and Create

  43. Format analysis Room reservation forms or cards usually contain the following information: guests’ names; ways of contact, such as phone numbers, email addresses, home or office addresses; room types; room rate, ways of payment, time for checking in or out of a hotel, persons to contact, etc. All the necessary information must be given in the form or the card. The language used in a room reservation form or card should be brief and clear.

  44. Read and Simulate Read the following two samples of room reservations and learn to write your own. Sample 1 THE UNION CLUB APPLICATION FOR ROOM RESERVATION PURDUE MEMORIAL UNION WEST LAFAYETTE, INDIANA 47906-3584 Telephone (756)494-8900 Reservations (800)320-6291 www.hotel.purdue.edu PLEASE RESERVE FOR: (Please print. If children included, please list names and ages.)

  45. Read and Simulate Read the following two samples of room reservations and learn to write your own. Sample 1 NAME(S) Nancy Brown STREET 100 Cannon Hill Road CITY, STATE Cincinnati, OHIO ZIP CODE OH45029 PHONE NUMBER 513-979-2600 Check out hour: 1:00 p.m. If we are unable to confirm ALL of the rooms as requested do you wish us to confirm those that are available? _____ Yes _____ No Room reservations are cancelled at 6 p.m. unless guaranteed or held by advance deposit. √

  46. Read and Simulate Read the following two samples of room reservations and learn to write your own. Sample 1 Room Type Number of Persons and Price (CIRCLE PREFERENCE) 1 2 3 4 TWO DOUBLE BEDS-DELUX $94.00 $104.00 $111.00 $120.00 DOUBLE BED & TWIN BED $78.00 $85.00 $93.00 ------- QUEEN BED $78.00 $85.00 --------- ------- LUXURY SUITES -------- $180.00 TO 299.00 ------- Family rate for children with parents: same room, no extra charge; two rooms, single rate each room. Please limit individual request to a maximum of three rooms per weekend. If you feel that your request needs further explanation, please attach a separate note. Please mail complete form to The Union Club, Reservations, Purdue Memorial Union, West Lafayette, IN 47906-3584.

  47. Read and Simulate Sample 2 Hotel Reservation Card Guest’s name: David Smith Check in: 3/5/2007 Check out: 6/5/2007 Room type: single Room rate: US$169.00 per night Payment: Credit Card (Number: 537 496 823549) Travel Agent: Susan Brown Agent’s fax number: 021-40508462

  48. Additional samples Sample 1 Registration Card Name: Xu Yanping Permanent Address: 68 South Lake Road, Changchun, China Tel: 0431-89056328 Room type and number: one single and one double with shower Check in: 29/8/2007 Check out: 5/9/2007 Payment: traveler’s check Room rate: $129 for single, $189 for double Travel agent: David Brown Agent’s email address: shally06@hotmail.com

  49. Additional samples Sample 2 Reservation Form Reservations Holiday Inn London-Ealing Tel: 087-04009114 Fax:020-82333201 Web: www.hi.londonealing.co.uk Guest’s name: Lihua Wang Check in: 14/2/2007 Check out: 16/2/2007 Room type and number: 5 double and one single for two nights with meeting room on Feb. 15th Payment: in cash Tel: 0086-010-62384567 E-mail address: hongsheng@sina.com

  50. Simulate and Create Complete the application form according to the information given in Chinese. 假设你叫王华,于2007年9月5日将陪同代表团赴美国盐湖城访问,拟在那里逗留3天。请以住宿登记表的形式给Ramada Inn宾馆的住宿登记处发一个传真,说明你们要订四个双人房间,并于9月6日租用会议室一天。你们的付款方式为现金,联系电话:0086-431-5689672,传真:0086-431-5689675,电子邮箱的地址:dongf@public.cc.jl.cn下面是空白表格: Reference