Originally, Christmas Day was not celebrated by Chinese people. However, more and more Chinese young people are crazy about this festival and they spend a lot of time and money on it. Do you support this move? Why? Discussion
Have you ever seen different traditional wedding ceremonies?
Skimming Reading Comprehension I 1. Which country is Waled from? He is from Brunei. 2. Where does Peter come from? He comes from the UK. 3. What does Ma Li think about learning about cultural differences? She thinks that it is a good way to understand more about each other.
Scanning Reading Comprehension II 1 In Korea, it is believed that hens can drive bad spirits away from the wedding ceremony. 2 The bridegroom and bride have to sit in different areas at the wedding reception in Brunei.
3 People in Brunei celebrate the wedding by singing and dancing throughout the night. 4 In the UK, people take off their shoes before entering someone’s house. 5 There can be great cultural differences even between people who speak the same language.
Scanning Reading Comprehension III 1.In the West, when is the polite time to open a present? Why? You should open a present when you receive it, because people want to see how you react.
2. What surprised Peter about the wedding ceremony in Korea? He was surprised by the live hen and rooster as a part of the wedding ceremony in Korea. 3. What drink is not permitted at a wedding in Brunei? Alcohol. 4. How do people in Brunei point? Why? They use thumb to point, because pointing with their first finger can cause offence.
5. What British festival are Peter’s American friends not familiar with? Bonfire Night. 6. What kind of food do Brits eat at this festival? They eat hot dogs and other food that can be cooked over the fire.
Well, it’s what we do in the West. (P34) what we do in the West 为名词性从句, 在句 中作表语，也可称为表语从句。连接表语 从句的连接词有： that, what, who, when, where, which, why, whether, how 等。表语 从句要用陈述语序。如： This book is just what I am looking for. The question is when he can arrive here.
It’s rude (not) to do sth. It’s strange (not) to do sth. It’s time (for sb) to do sth. It’s rude of you to talk to your mother like that. It’s strange not to open the door at this time. It’s funny doing sth. have trouble/difficulty (in) doing sth. It’s really funny watching the foreigners saying Chinese tongue twisters.
So what other things do you do in your country that are different from other countries? (P35) 句中 that 引导的是定语从句，修饰先行 词 things 。 在英语中，有时候为了句子表达更清晰 流畅，修饰语与被修饰词可以相隔很远， 这时候先行词到底是哪个词可以根据上 下文或者逻辑意思来判断。
Well, you know in many countries people point with their first finger. (P35) first finger = fore finger = index finger 意为 “ 食指 ” 。 大拇指 thumb 中指 middle finger/ long finger 无名指 ring finger/ the fourth finger 小指 little finger
But my American friends are not familiar with the particular festival. (P35) be familiar with: 通晓，熟悉 eg. Are you familiar with this type of machine? look/sound familiar to sb 看 / 听起来熟 eg. The voice on the phone sounded familiar to me. be on familiar terms with 和 …… 很熟悉 eg. He’s on familiar terms with all the teachers.
Some other post- reading activities for you to choose from.
Do you want to know more information about cultural differences? In most countries, nodding your head up and down means ‘yes’. In some parts of Greece and Turkey, however, this motion can mean ‘no’. In South-east Asia, nodding your head is a polite way of saying ‘I’ve heard you.’
Do you want to know more information about cultural differences? In the United States, when someone puts his thumb up, it means ‘Everything is all right’. However, in Sardinia of Italy and Greece, the gesture is insulting and should not be used there.
Jokes caused by cultural differences Everywhere is beautiful A foreign friend didn’t know that Chinese people say “Nali, nali” to show humility ( 谦 虚 ). Once when he attended a wedding ceremony of a young Chinese couple, he praised the bride that she was beautiful, the bridegroom answered “where, where”. The foreign friend got confused, and then he answered “Everywhere is beautiful, for example: the hair, the eyes, the ears and the nose …”
Tips for teacher Let the word fly 板块是帮助学生学 习一些一词多义、熟词生义的词汇。 通过此环节，学生可以对一些常见词 的用法、意思有一个透彻的了解。
Guess the meaning of ‘take off ’: 1. It’s warm inside, and take your coat off. 2. As the plane was taking off, I got a little frightened. 3. I’m taking Thursday off to do some personal affairs. 4. I’m so glad that the business is taking off. 5. Clair just took off without saying goodbye.
You may be not sure about your guess, use the English explanations to help you. (of a flight) to raise into the air to leave somewhere without saying goodbye to have a holiday from work to remove sth, esp a piece of clothing to suddenly start being successful 脱下，脱去 起飞 休假 匆匆离开 突然开始成功
比比看：翻译下列句子。 1. 你为啥不剃掉那可笑的小胡子呢？ Why don’t you take off that silly little moustache? 2. 那架飞机不顾大雾而起飞。 The plane took off despite the fog. 3. 把你的手从我肩上移开。 Take your hand off my shoulder. 4. 他能把那位笑星模仿的惟妙惟肖。 He can take off that comedian perfectly.
Reflection time 1.Think about the different cultures in Brunei and the UK talked about in the interview. 2.Think about the meanings: rooster, ensure, permit, prohibit thumb, offence, bride, accustomed adjust to, end-of-term, throughout
See the flags on the top of the building? That was ______ we did this morning. A. when B. which C. where D. what Quiz I: Multiple choice. We want to encourage students ____ the new environment as soon as possible. A. to adjust to B. adapt to C. to adopt to D. adjusting to
It’s not only strange for him ___ like that, but also rude ___ like that. A. to act; saying B. acting; saying C. to act; to say D. acting; to say Many foreigners have trouble ____ the hidden meaning of this joke. That’s why they show no laughter. A. getting B. get C. to get D. having got
Quiz II: Fill in the blanks according to the Chinese. 1. 他们期望在周五前完成这项工作。 They _________ _______ finish the work by Friday. 2. 我不太熟悉植物学方面的名称。 I am not very _______ ____ botanical names. 3. 我们不知道到底出了什么事。 We don’t actually know what ______ ______. expected to familiar with took place
4. 她知道如何很快地适应新环境。 She knew ____________________ new environment quickly. 5. 我们对生活在有空调的房间里已习惯了。 We __________________________ in an air-conditioned room. 6. 多雨的天气和雾妨碍了飞行。 Rainy weather and fog ________________. 7. 我保证汽车六点钟以前到。 I will _______________________ by six o’clock. how to adjust herself to have got accustomed to living prohibit flying ensure that the car comes
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Homework Finish the exercises on P114-115 of the Workbook.
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