skills building 1: identifying emotive language
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Skills building 1:
Identifying emotive language
1.--How do you find yesterday’s football match?--It was so exciting that I couldn’t help shouting all the time.2.--What do you think of the film ?--It’s very boring.3.--How was your trip to Europe?--It was amazing. The scenery couldn’t be any better.
Step 1: asking about life in the past
transport buildings jobs environment
In the past
1. _____ ____________ to school
4. __________ and few shops; biggest building was the 5._______
A lot of people were involved in the 7._____ industry
Air was 10.____
today Takes a 2. _____ or 3. _______
The 6.______ ____________________is far bigger
Big industries include the 8.________ industry and 9.________ industry
Sea is full of 11._____; air is 12._____
walked or rode a bike
listen to a conversation of an interview and take notes in the table below.
Emotive adjectives hyperbole
Positive: wonderful exceptional glorious excellent
Negative: terrible frightening awful horrifying
as cold as 1. _________ sleep for 2.___________ as 3.__________ as a mountain as 4._______ as a whale
iceA hundred years
Listen to the conversation again and note any emotive language you hear. Circle the words you hear in the left column and fill in the missing words in the right column.
type of restaurant: 1_____ location: 2________ jobs: chefs and 3________clothes bing slod: made by 4___________ fashion show: to raise money for a 5__________
authors visiting bookshops to sign books: local 6 ____
types of business:7______ ________and 8___________ ____________
travleagencies a rouristinformation office
Listen and take notes. Then fill in the blanks in the old newspaper article.
(1) shopping centre (2) catering(3) Seafood (4) chef(5) waiters (6) fashion(7) charity (8) authors(9) publishing (10) tourist(11) tourism
Skills building 2:
discussing the probability of the future
What will the world be like in a hundred years?
Step 2: interviewing the City Development Council
Discuss the six questions in the left column of the table.
Possible exampleStudent: Good morning, Sir. I would like to know something about the development of our town.Could I ask you a few questions about it?Official: Sure. I would be glad to help.Student: Do you think our town will become a major tourist attraction in the future?Official: Well, I am afraid it may not. There are not many places of natural beauty here.Student: Will our town continue to develop?Official: Yes, it will definitely continue to develop.
Student: Do you think we will open more shopping centres?Official: We might do so.Student: Will the problem of pollution get worse?Official: Possibly it will, although we are trying to keep our town clean.Student: Will it be necessary for the fishing industry to carry out the sustainable development plan?
Official: I think it will be necessary in the future to introduce this plan.Student: Will the fashion industry ever disappear from the town?Official: That is out of the question. It is likely to become a major industry in the future.Student: Thank you very much.
Skills building 3:
writing an essay
Step 3: writing for the competition
Possible exampleOur town has changed a lot over the years. It is now developing into a modern city from an ld small town.In the past, the town only consisted of small houses and simple shops. Today, however, many tall buildings have been built as a result of the booming fishing industry, tourism industry as well as the equally successful publishing industry.
Many new businesses have opened, which has created hundreds of new jobs for local people. According to an official at the City Development Council, our town will definitely continue to develop at a fast speed in the future.On the whole, as time goes on, there is no doubt that our town will take on a new look and finally become a modern city.
The new building will be located in the center of town.这座大楼将建在市中心。The new hospital is to be located near your college.这所新医院将建在你们学院附近。Their factory is located at the foot of the mountain.他们的工厂坐落在山脚下。
1. locate (P11) 使座落于
2. show off (P11)
炫耀 , 卖弄 , 使显眼She only bought that sports car to show
off and prove she could afford one.
He's always showing off to his
She likes to wear short skirts to show
off her legs.
3 ． lately (P11)adv. 近来 , 最近 ; 不久前你近来做些什么 ? What have you been doing lately?你最近乘过公共汽车吗？Have you been on a bus lately?最近我才弄到一本这部小说。It is only / just lately that I got a copy of the novel.
latter adj.1.) 后面的 ; 后半的 ; 末了的后面这点极为重要。 This latter point was of great importance. 2.) ( 两者中 ) 后者的这是汤姆和戴维 ; 后者是我的兄弟。 Here areTom and David; the latter is my brother. 3.) 最近的 ; 现今的最近几年他的健康越来越差。 His health has been deteriorating in these latter years.
later 是 late 的比较级。late 表示“迟 ( 迟于正常安排的或是期待的时间 ), 晚 ( 指一段时间的末尾或者晚上较晚的时间 )”他经常很晚才回家。 He always arrived home late.我祖父喜欢晚睡。 My grandfather likes to stay late.这株小树是在植树季节末期栽的。The young tree was planted late in the planting season.
late 还有一些习惯表达法：later on 将来 , 后来sooner or later 迟早at (the) latest 至迟of late 近来
later adv. 后来，过后许多年以后 , 在华盛顿特区 , 他向二十五万美国人民发表了演说。 Many years later, in Washington, D.C., he spoke to a crowd of 250,000 people.后来 ` 水晶宫‘搬到了伦敦南郊。 Later, the Crystal Palace was moved to South London.
两个月之后又送来一些钱 , 并附上一张字条给萨姆 : “ 现在仅仅是个 25% 的小偷 !”Two months later, some more money was sent to Sam with another note: “Only 25 per cent a thief now!”但过了些时候开始下雨了。But some time later it began to rain.
Complete the notes on page 104 in Workbook