UNIT 15 Touched by the Moon By Nirmal Gbosb
PART 1 Warm-Up Chinese Poems 张九龄 望月怀远LOOKING AT THE MOON AND THINKING OF ONE FAR AWAY 海上生明月天涯共此时情人怨遥夜竟夕起相思灭烛怜光满披衣觉露滋不堪盈手赠还寝梦佳期 The moon, grown full now over the sea, Brightening the whole of heaven, Brings to separated hearts The long thoughtfulness of night.... It is no darker though I blow out my candle. It is no warmer though I put on my coat. So I leave my message with the moon And turn to my bed, hoping for dreams.
李白 夜思 IN THE QUIET NIGHT 床前明月光疑是地上霜举头望明月低头思故乡 So bright a gleam on the foot of my bed -- Could there have been a frost already? Lifting myself to look, I found that it was moonlight. Sinking back again, I thought suddenly of home.
刘方平 月夜 A MOONLIGHT NIGHT 更深月色半人家北斗阑干南斗斜今夜偏知春气暖虫声新透绿窗纱 When the moon has coloured half the house, With the North Star at its height and the South Star setting, I can fed the first motions of the warm air of spring In the singing of an insect at my green-silk window.
水调歌头苏轼 明月几时有，把酒问青天。不知天上宫阙，今夕是何年。我欲乘风归去, 又恐琼楼玉宇，高处不胜寒，起舞弄清影，何似在人间。 Thinking of You- Poem written during the night of the Mid-Autumn Festival of1076 by Su Tung Po When will the moon be clear and bright? With a cup of wine in my hand, I ask the blue sky.I don't know what season it would be in the heavens on this night.I'd like to ride the wind to fly home. Yet I fear the crystal and jade mansions are much too high and cold for me. Dancing with my moon-lit shadow It does not seem like the human world
The moon rounds the red mansion Stoops to silk-pad doors Shines upon the sleepless Bearing no grudgeWhy does the moon tend to be full when people are apart? People may have sorrow or joy, be near or far apart The moon may be dim or bright, wax or wane This has been going on since the beginning of time May we all be blessed with longevity Though far apart, we are still able to share the beauty of the moon together. 转朱阁，低绮户，照无眠。不应有恨，何事长向别时圆。人有悲欢离合，月有阴晴圆缺，此事古难全。但愿人长久，千里共婵娟。
饮酒 陶渊明 结庐在人境，而无车马喧。问君何能尔，心远地自偏。 采菊东篱下，悠然见南山。山气日夕佳，飞鸟相与还。此中有真意，欲辨已忘言。 Drinking wine In people's haunt I build my cot;Of wheel's and hoof's noise I hear not.How can it leave on me no trace?Secluded heart makes secluded place.I pick fence side asters at will;Carefree I see the southern hill.The mountain air's fresh day and night;Together birds go home in flight.What revelation at this view?Words fail if i try to tell you.
ENDING: The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock： For I have known them all already, known them all Have known the evenings, mornings, afternoons, I have measured out my life with coffee spoons; ... I grow old... I grow old... I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled. ---T.S. Eliot
Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain at 8,850 m (29,035 ft), is located in the Himalayas. The Himalayas form the highest mountain system in the world, with more than 30 peaks towering 7,600 m (25,000 ft) or more.
a combination of Confucianism, Buddhism, and Taoism, as well as the traditional non-scriptural/local practices and beliefs
Language study Word Study • reflect • 我们需要时间来反省过去。 • We need time to reflect on our past. • 这孩子的坏行为归咎于家教不严。 • The child's bad behaviour reflects on his home training. • touch---have an effect on sb. or sth. • 外面世界的飞速变化几乎没有影响到他们的生活。 • The rapid changes in the outside world have barely touched them.
elements 1. a harsh voice 2. a harsh punishment 3. harsh terms 4. a harsh climate 5. a harsh cloth 6. a harsh man 7. harsh to the taste a. 味涩 b. 令人难受的气候 c. 刺耳的声音 d. 一个无情的人 e. 严厉的惩罚 f. 粗布 g. 苛刻的条件
comments Text Appreciation • I have often felt this way about nature and, especially, the moon. It is a huge source of peace for me and it always makes me feel so connected to the Goddess. If only we could go back to nature and live our lives fully in it, what a different people we would be. If only there were that silence on the earth of long ago.....I find myself so longing for these things, as I am a city dweller. One day I will go back to where we all belong. This I know. To the solitude and peace, to a place where I can really feel the earth breathing and see every star in the sky.
comments • Just goes to show that everything She touches does change • So no matter where a human creature might be in the world, or what cultural influences that creature might have passed through, the Moon still has the same universal appeal She always has had!
Appreciation Title: Touched by the Moon touch---influence emotionally 他的故事触动了成千上万人的心灵。 His story touched thousands of people's heart.
paragraph description emotion 1&2 huge, swollen, sliver, chink, awe-struck, reflecting on, touch grow to its fullest, gleam white, tumble over rocks, bathed in a quiet supernatural light 3&4 a bottomless well of silence 5 like a huge lantern touch
6&7 stone-tiled roofs, stony valley, covered with several feet of snow natural, harmonious 8&9 shape, drum, confused shadows 10 a cold silent night touch the moon
Questions: • Is nature something to be used or conquered or admired? • What is the the symbol of the moon? The whole nature.
Sentence Understanding: • …to make sure that he had not forgotten to take his torch with him when the moon would rise late or be at its newest. • We sat at the warmth and light of the sun, looking at the few houses spread out over a large area. • The changes of days and nights, months and seasons, or the changes of the weather are great forces which have long affected human lives.
4. …studies them not as scientists who tries to understand the circles of the sun and the moon through testing and examination, but as mystics who felt the religious, spiritual or magical powers of these natural phenomena. 5. We used to be awed by nature. It filled us with wonder. But now we have lost our sense of wonder. We can no longer enjoy that feeling because our lives are full of new things that are made by ourselves but not quite understood by ourselves. As a result, we are no longer what we should be. We have become different persons and are totally confused by these changes.
6. Today we talk about our lives in terms of glasses, concrete,etc. 7. The author is talking about polluted food and polluted air today as a result of the use of fertilizers, pesticides and other agricultural chemicals. Human beings cannot eat or breathe these things because they are not made that way. 8. The author is rethinking the meaning of all these products of modern science and technology for us human beings. Generally regarded as sign of progress and blessings to people, they have actually taken us further away from nature. The author feels confused if this is what we want.
9. Modern cities depend on energy to provide heat and drive machines, etc. but energy production produces pollutants. The author obviously does not like the fact that “energy flies around us”. 10. … and wear my trousers with bottoms rolled and spend the rest of my life drinking coffee and enjoying nature.
Extended Exercise scatter: to cause (a group) to separate widely disperse: to (cause to) scatter in different directions dispel: to drive away(as if) by scattering After school the children __________ to their homes. Leaves are _________ by the wind. The sun ___________ the mist. The fog was __________ at ten o'clock. His calm words _________ our fears. The policemen ____________________ the crowd. The birds ___________ at the sound of thegun. dispersed scattered dispelled dispelled dispelled dispersed/scattered scattered