大学英语第三册 Unit SixA Day’s Wait Gao xiugui Jinan Health School
How will you choose to spend your last hours when you have 24 hours to live? what events, what experiences, what associations should we crowd into those last hours as mortal beings? What happiness should we find in reviewing the past, what regrets?” 作为注定要死的人我们在最后的时刻会干些什么?体验些什么?联想些什么?在回首往事时,我们又能领略到何种快慰,何种悔恨呢?
Sometimes I have thought it would be an excellent rule to live each day as if we should die tomorrow. Such an attitude would emphasize sharply the values of life. We should live each day with a gentleness, a vigor and a keenness of appreciation. —— Helen Keller（海伦•凯勒） Three Days To See《三天光明》 有时我想，如果我们度过这一天时都假定明天即将去世，这是个极好的准则。这样的处事态度会明显突出生命的价值，我们就会高雅的，朝气蓬勃的，感受强烈的来度过每一天。
About the Author: Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) was born in Chicago. He was one of the most famous American novelist, short-story writer and essayist, whose deceptively simple prose style have influenced wide range of writers. In 1954, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. The following is some of his novels: The Sun Also Rises《太阳照常升起》 A Farewell to Arms《永别了，武器》 the lost generation迷惘的一代 For Whom the Bell Tolls《丧钟为谁而鸣》 The Old Man and the Sea《老人与海》 A man may be destroyed, but not defeated. ---Ernest Hemingway
You are all majoring in English nursing now, so can you tell the difference between Fahrenheit and Celsius Scale? Fahrenheit is used in everyday temperature measurement in the USA and some other English-speaking countries. On the Fahrenheit scale, the freezing point of water is 32°and its boiling point 212°. Celsius, or Centigrade,is used throughout most of the world. On the Celsius scale, the freezing point of water is 0°and its boiling point 100°.
主题 （the theme）
两处误解(two misunderstanding): 1. “ You don’t have to stay in here with me, Papa, if it bothers you.” “It doesn’t botherme.” 2. “Your temperature is all right,” I said. “It’s nothing to worry about.” “I don’t worry,” he said, “But I can’t keep from thinking.” “Don’t think,” I said. “ Just takeiteasy.” “I am takingiteasy,” he said and looked straight ahead.
男孩的行为(the boy’s action): 1.Why did the boy shut the windows while his parents were still in bed? Because he did not want them to fall ill like him. 2. Why did he prefer to stay awake? Because he was afraid if he fell asleep, he might never be awake again. 3. Why did the boy keep tight control over himself throughout the day? Because he did not want to be a bother to others. 4. The next day why did he cry very easily at trifling matters? Because he had been so tense the previous day that he couldn’t control his emotions when he finally relaxed.
看病场景语句: 1. He was shivering. His face was white and he walked slowly as though it ached to move. 2. I’ve got a headache. 3. He has a fever. 4. You’re sick. 5. The doctor took his temperature. 6. There was nothing to worry about. 7. His face was very white and there were dark areas under his eyes. 8.Fever flushed his checks.
补充看病词句: 1. What’s the matter with you? what seems to be the trouble? 2. Let me feel your pulse . 3. I’ve got a sore throat / a bad cough, etc. 4. My arms and legs feel weak. I can’t get to sleep at night. 5. Let me give you an injection / give you some medicine. 6. Take the medicine every 4hours / after each meal / before each meal. 7. Drink plenty of water. Stay in bed for a few days.
Homework Part A: Write a dialogue about seeing the doctor. Try to use what we have learned. Part B: Write a story of misunderstanding or a story of courage.