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My forever valentine

My forever valentine

The traditional holidays in our house when I was a child were spent timing elaborate meals around football games. My father tried to make pleasant chitchat and eat as much as he could during halftime. At Christmas he found time to have a cup or two of holiday beer and do this holly-shaped bow tie. But he didn't truly shine until valentines day.

  I don't know whether it was because work at the office slowed during February or because the football season was over. But valentines day was the time my father chose to show his love for the special people in his life. Over the years I fondly thought of him as my "valentine man".

  My first recollection of the magic he could bring to valentines day came when I was six. For several days I had been cutting out valentines for my classmates. Each of us was to decorate a "mailbox" and put it on our desk for others to give us cards. That box and its contents ushered in a succession of bittersweet memories of my entrance into a world of popularity contests marked by the number of cards received, the teasing of boyfriends/girlfriends and the tender care I gave to the card from the cutest boy in class.

  That morning at the breakfast table I found a card and a gift- wrapped package at my chair. The card was signed "love, dad", and the gift was a ring with a small piece of red glass to represent my birthstone, a ruby. There is little difference between red glass and rubies to a child of six, and I remember wearing that ring with a pride that all the cards in the world could not surpass.

  As I grew older, the gifts gave way to heart-shaped boxes filled with my favorite chocolates and always included a special card signed "love, dad" .In those years my "thank-yous" became more of a perfunctory response. The cards seemed less important, and I took for granted that the valentine would always be there. Long past the days of having a "mailbox" on my desk, I had placed my hopes and dreams in receiving cards and gifts from “significant others”, and "love, dad" just didn't seem quite enough.

  If my father knew then that he had been replaced, he never let it show. If he sensed any disappointment over valentines that didn’t arrive for me, he just tried that much harder to create a positive atmosphere, giving me an extra hug and doing what he could to make my day a little brighter.

  My mailbox eventually had a rural address, and the job of hands delivering candy and cards was relegated to the U.S. Postal service. Never in ten years was my father’s package late-- nor was it on the valentines day eight years ago when I reached into the mailbox to find a card addressed to me in my mother's handwriting.

  It was the kind of card that comes in an inexpensive assortment box sold by a child going door-to-door to try to earn money for a school project. It was the kind of card that you used to get from a grandmother or an aging aunt or, in this case, a dying father. It was the kind of card that put a lump in your throat and tears in your eyes because you knew the person no longer was able to go out and buy a real valentine. It was a card that signaled this would be the last you would receive from him.

  The card had a photograph of tulips on the outside, and on the inside my mother had printed "happy valentines day". Beneath it, scrawled in barely legible handwriting, was "love, dad".

  His final card remains on my bulletin board today. It's a reminder of how special fathers can be and how important it has been to me over the years to know that I had a father who continued a tradition of love with a generosity of spirit, simple acts of understanding and an ability to express happiness over the people in his life.

Those things never die, nor does the memory of a man who never stopped being my valentine.

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体验英语听说四册Unit01文本

Unit 1 Good evening and welcome to ...
Vocabulary Task
Script and Answers
1.   A:        May I have your attention, please? Thank you for coming. We’re very glad you could make it. Tonight we are celebrating an agreement between A&A Limited and M&N Technologies, Incorporated to participate in a joint venture. ... and so it is an honor to introduce Mr. Tony Blair, president of A&A Limited.
B:         Thank you, Dr. Lawrence. It’s a pleasure to be here. Ladies and Gentlemen, we at A&A are also excited about ...
                (Half an hour later)
        A:        Thanks a lot Mr. Blair for a remarkable speech. Thank you.
        B:        Thank you, Dr. Lawrence. Thank you for your time.
2.        A:        Hey, Nancy, is that you? I can’t believe it! Heard any good presentations?
        B:         Not one. None of them is my cup of tea. I’m bored to death.
        A:        Is that right? Why not?
B:         You know, I’ve been working for over thirty years. There’s nothing new here. These presentations can’t tell me anything new. What’s worse is that tomorrow I’ll have a desk full of papers to work on. Say, you’ve just come back from the States, haven’t you?
3.        A:        Isn’t that the guy my son is crazy about? But I never knew his name.
B:        He’s Larry King, the famous talk show host who is a household name. He always presents quite a variety of points of view when you listen to him.
A:         But, I’ve really got a thing about some talk show hosts. They sometimes are very rude to those who have opposing ideas.
B:         I usually enjoy listening to them. I particularly like it when a caller disagrees with the host. I like to hear how he will defend his ideas.
4.  A:        Say, Tom, I really enjoyed the piece you had in the paper last week. You’ve really worked your way up since I met you on Bob’s wedding day.
B:        Thanks. I’m so flattered. But it’s always nice to have a pat on the back once in a while.
        A:        You deserve it. I can’t say that for all journalists, however.
        B:         I’m sorry to admit that many reporters are giving the profession a bad name.
5.  A:        Judy, I’d like you to meet our new business associate. He will be responsible for the project of “Golden Apple” program.
B:         Pleased to meet you, Mr. Wang. I’m happy to say that the project is now well under way. But we still appreciate your cooperation.
        C:         The pleasure’s mine, Judy. Your work is wonderful.
B:         Thank you for saying so. Would you please follow me to the office? The fellow workers are all waiting for us.

Listening Task

2.        Listening Activity
1)        First Listening
Answers
1.        Dan Quayle / Republican Vice-President
2.         Al Gore / Democratic Senator
3.         James Stockdale / Retired Vice-Admiral

2) Second Listening

Answers
1.         two-minute opening statement
2.         the issues to be discussed are presented by the moderator
3.         a-minute-and-fifteen-second response to the issues under discussion
4.         five-minute discussion period
5.         order of response to the issues under discussion is determined by a drawing
6.         two-minute closing statement

Script and Answers to Self-study

Introduction to the vice-presidential debate
Good evening from Atlanta and welcome to the (1) vice-presidential debates, (2) sponsored by the Nonpartisan Commission on presidential debates. It’s being held here in the (3) Theater for the Arts on the campus of Georgia Tech. I’m (4) Hal Bruno from ABC News and I’m going to be moderating(主持) tonight’s debate.
(5) The participants are Republican Vice-President Dan Quayle, (6) Democratic Senator Al Gore, and Retired Vice-Admiral(中将) James Stockdale, who is the (7) vice-presidential nominee for independent(中立派) candidate Ross Perot.
Now, the (8) ground rules for tonight’s debate. Each candidate will have two minutes for (9) an opening statement. I will then (10) present the issues to be discussed. For each topic the candidates will have a minute and fifteen seconds (11) to respond. Then this will be followed by a five-minute discussion period in which they can ask questions of each other if they so choose.
Now, the order of response has been determined (12) by a drawing and we’ll rotate with each topic. At the end of the debate, each candidate will have two minutes for a closing statement. Our radio and TV audience should know that the candidates were given (13) an equal allocation of auditorium seats for their supporters, so I’d like to ask the audience here in the theater to please (14) refrain from applause or any partisan demonstration once the debate is under way because it takes time away from the candidates.
So, (15) with that plea from your moderator, let’s get started and we’ll turn first to Senator Gore for his opening statement.

Real World Listening

1.        Predict
Answer
□ A very popular weekly small-talk program on television.

2.        Get the Main Ideas
Answers
Item 1:
1. Jackie Chan        Subject of the program
2. Larry King        Host of the program
3. Simon        Director, checking the arrangement
4. Amanda        Production assistant to the director
5. Jason        Looking after the guests

Item 2:
1. No      2. No      3. No      4. Not Given      5. Yes

Script

This is your life!
This is your life is one of the most popular small-talk programs on American television. Every week a leading personality is invited to a television studio, without knowing that he or she will be the subject of the program. The host starts the program with a short introduction and then meets the person at the entrance of a specified (指定的)studio and says, “This is your life!” The person then meets friends and relatives from his or her past in the very studio. Studio B is where today’s program is recorded. The program begins at 7:30. It’s 6:15 now and the director, Simon is checking the preparations with his production assistant, Amanda. The subject of tonight’s show will be a world-leading actor, Jackie Chan. The host, as usual, will be Larry King.

Simon:         Let’s just check the arrangements. We’re bringing Jackie Chan here in a studio car.
        Amanda:        Is he informed what program he’s coming to?
        Simon:            No 行 he thinks he’s coming to a discussion program!
        Amanda:        Great! Now, the driver has been told to arrive at exactly 7:25, hasn’t he?
Simon:            Right! The program begins at seven thirty. At that time Jackie will be walking to the studio. Larry King will start his introduction at 7:31, and Jackie will arrive at 7:32. Larry will meet him at the studio entrance ...
        Amanda:         Will Camera B be there?
Simon:           Yes. Then he’ll take him to that seat. It’ll be on Camera A. Jackie will be sitting there during the whole program.
        Amanda:         Where will Larry be sitting?
Simon:           For most of the show Larry will be standing in the middle, and he’ll be on Camera C.  The guests will come through that door, talk to Larry and Jackie ... and then sit over there. Now, is that all clear?
        Amanda:         Yes ... there’s just one thing.
        Simon:         Well, what is it?
        Amanda:         Who’s going to look after the guests during the show?
        Simon:          Jason is.
        Amanda:         And where will they be waiting during the show?
Simon:          In the dressing-room, as usual. Jason will be waiting with them, and he’ll be watching the show on the monitor. He’ll tell them two minutes before they enter.
        Amanda:         I think that’s everything.

Real World Speaking

Use an extension activity to further expand the discussion in Listening Task and Real World Listening.

Answers for Reference
a.        establish the significance of the speech
b.         establish relevant connections
c.         stress the speaker’s credibility
d.         be consistent with the main speech
e.         be brief
f.         don’t cover the speaker’s topic
g.         don’t oversell the speaker

2.       

Answers for Reference
Step        1:         claim the audience’s attention and express thanks for their coming
Step        2:         self-introduction
Step        3:         introduce the participants (debaters)
Step        4:         introduce the ground rules
Step        5:         announce the start

3.        Answer for Reference
Larry King: Good evening and welcome to This is your life. This is Larry King speaking. We’re waiting for the subject of tonight’s program. He’s one of the world’s leading actors, and he thinks he’s coming here to take part in a discussion program ... I can hear him now ... yes, here he is! Jackie Chan ... This is your life!

4.       
Answer for Reference
May I have your attention, please? Thank you for coming. We’re very glad you could make it. Our speaker tonight is a very interesting man. He works fulltime as a banker, but paints and writes in his free time. Last year he won the title of “Star Citizen” in our city. It is an honor to introduce Mr. Thomas Wong, Director of the Arts Foundation.

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体验英语听说四册Unit02文本

Unit 2  Open to everything!
Vocabulary Task
Script and Answers
1.        A:        You look awful. What happened?
        B:        I have difficulty sleeping, and I’m anxious and depressed. I feel miserable. I’m dying for a vacation.
        A:        Maybe all that school work is too much for you. You may try meditation and cut back on fatty foods.
        B:        You’re probably right. I really need to try a different lifestyle.
2.        A:        How do you like your life here?
           B:        Wonderful. People are friendly and foods are delicious.
        A:        It seems you are getting over your craving for McDonald’s.
        B:        That’s true. I’m used to a life without Klondike bars and the pancake house. What I really thirst for is a cappuccino after dinner.
3.        A:        The recent survey found that youngsters are more concerned about finding work and earning money.
        B:        That’s understandable. I think today’s youths have a higher sense of independence.
           A:         Many older people say that young people are less prepared for adult life than previous generations.
           B:         I can’t agree. Maybe it’s due to the generation gap. I remember when I was young I was itching to leave home as soon as possible.
4.        A:        You’re hanging out a lot. When will you be ready to start a family?
        B:        What for? I see little advantage in tying the knot. Look at my married friends. They used to be career-oriented but now they are tied to household drudgery.
           A:        Are you following the latest stay-single trend?
           B:          Yeah, I’d give anything to have my own free time, and it’s more relaxing to be alone.
5.         A:         I am in the mood for traveling abroad, but I cannot afford it.
           B:        I have an idea. If you like to work with children, you can volunteer in Bali at a mountain village. I had a truly ideal experience there.
           A:          Marvelous! Tell me more about it.
           B:          I was a volunteer English teacher there last summer. It gave me a taste of life in a developing country. I learned the basics of a wonderful language. I had the chance to surf on the weekends, and I lived with an incredible family.


Listening Task

1.        Pre-listening Activity
Answer
Science Fiction
2.        Listening Activity
1)        First Listening
Answers
1.         By visiting a cyber café?
2.         No two cyber café are alike.

2)        Second Listening
Answers
1.         To enjoy Internet café.
2.         Entering an Internet café is like taking a wee bite of a Big Mac to her.
3.         At Krakatit, you can surf the Web with a spaceship and talk to dragons and robots.
4.         Cyber café will soon be replaced by mobile phones with high-speed Internet access.

Script
Kept within a few clicks of hearth and home
(Cybercafes keep far-flung travelers within a few clicks of hearth and home)
In Rome, you can read your email while your dirty clothes wash, soak and dry in machines beside you. In Helsinki(The capital and largest city of Finland), you can surf the Web while still sweating from a simmer in a nearby sauna. Some people travel to sample the finest of foreign cuisines. Some seek sublime art to appreciate or sacred architecture to celebrate. Me, I’ve come to think of myself as an international connoisseur of Internet café.
In my past five months overseas, I’ve surfed the information superhighway in Swaziland, driven the data expressway in Estonia and cruised the communication causeway in Croatia. And I can say this: Gone are the days when postcards were the preferred method of making those at home envious of your adventures abroad. Set foot on the road to faraway places and you’ll soon find that cyber café are an inescapable part of the contemporary travel experience.
Just ask Michelle Amundson from Attleboro(A city of southeast Massachusetts), Mass. I found this 23-year-old parked in front of a flat-screen monitor at Big Net café --the biggest Internet café in Vienna — exchanging love notes with her boyfriend back home. Michelle has been on vacation 10 days and has emailed him every one of them. Think of myself: My (much) better half is traveling with me and still of the 35 cities we’ve visited thus far, I’ve used cyber café in precisely 71.4 percent of them.
When I left the US, I vowed I wouldn’t eat at a single McDonald’s no matter how cheap and soothingly familiar the food might be. I’ve stayed true to that promise. But I admit when I slip into an Internet café I feel just a wee bit like I’m taking a bite of a Big Mac.
I comfort myself, however, with the discovery that no two cyber café are alike. It’s hard to know where to begin in Prague(The capital and largest city of the Czech Republic), a city suffering a particularly virulent strain of cyber café-itis. At The Globe you can surf the Net while listening to a jazz trio. At Bohemian Bagel you can order up the namesake roll and a cup of joe (brewed coffee) along with a side of cyber crack. And at Krakatit, a “science fiction ” café you can surf the Web surrounded by pictures of dragons and spaceships and robots, oh my.
Some people predict that cyber café, like postcards, will soon find themselves a relic as mobile phones with high-speed Internet access replace them as the new traveler’s darling. That means no matter where we are we’ll always have the World Wide Web in our pocket. And no matter where we are, we’ll never be more than a button press (or two) from the comforts of home.

Real World Listening
1.        Predict
Answer
□ He is an exchange student living with a host family.
2.        Get the Main Ideas
Answers
1.        Japan
2.        it’s the first time he came to the United States
3.         they wanted to broaden their children’s horizons
4.         science and history
Script and Answers to Self-study
Open to everything
        Anchor:         Believe it or not, we are seeing many foreign students in our town. We’re interested in their life and study here. Today we’ve invited the administrative specialist for foreign exchange Jeff Hein, a host mother Teri Benedetti, and an exchange student Aki to join our talk. Mr. Hein, why do so many foreign students come to our town?
        Jeff Hein::        They arrive here through programs operated by nonprofit placement services. Most of them are here because they know someone here and are able to live with them. Or, their parents have done work here and had met someone, and the young people live with those families. It’s especially true for our high schools.
        Anchor:         Where are they from?
        Jeff Hein::        They’re from Australia, China, Korea, Thailand and the Philippines.
        Anchor:         Aki, where are you from and how did you come here?
        Aki:          I’m from Korea. I’ve visited the United States on vacation twice before. I want to do something else after 10 years of schooling back home. I learned about World Heritage at my school in Korea and I applied and this program arranged my stay here.
        Anchor:         Mrs. Benedetti, how did you come upon the idea of hosting a foreign student?
        Teri Benedetti:         My husband and I applied to host an exchange student partly to broaden our children’s horizons. It’s good for our children to know the United States is not the only country in the world, and that everyone has the same feelings inside, but we live in different cultures.
        Anchor:         How did your children feel about living with a foreign student?
        Teri Benedetti:         They were really very excited about having a new older brother. It offers them a great opportunity to be exposed to another lifestyle and another language.
        Anchor:         Mr. Hein, what do the foreign students learn here in our schools?
        Jeff Hein::        They’re held to the same academic standards as any other student here. They’re required to be proficient in English and take a course load that includes math, reading, English, science and history classes. But the credits they earn here don’t necessarily transfer back to their home schools. As a result, the time exchange students spend here often amounts to a year off of their studies. So this year is basically language practice and learning American culture.
        Anchor:         Are exchange students welcome in our schools?
        Jeff Hein::        Certainly. Learning is a two-way street. Our students learn as much from the international students as they learn from us. They all deal with many of the same things, even though they’re from different cultures and different lands.
        Anchor:         Aki, what do you particularly want to do here?
        Aki:          Just to see the country and another culture. I’m open to everything.

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体验英语听说四册Unit03文本

Unit 3 You are what you wear
Vocabulary Task
Script and Answers
1.         A:         You look great recently.
        B:         Thank you. I have finally worked out what style matches my body and personality.
        A:         You really look nice in these lively colored dresses. You should stick to it.
        B:         It’s very kind of you to say so.
2.        A:         You look a little down. What’s the matter with you?
        B:         I didn’t do well on one of my college entrance tests. I feel rather blue.
A:         I’m so sorry for you. But, cheer up! Try these festive looking clothes. Clothing that feels good can boost your morale.
        B:        Thank you for reminding me.
3.  A:        I’d like to look at a classic business suit, an all-occasion suit that never goes out of style.
        B:         What do you think of this one with a light pin stripe.
        A:         Yes, it looks good. But I prefer a solid color.
        B:         Here, try this three-piece dark worsted. That looks almost tailor-made for you.
4.         A:        Hi, Sue. It’s Mary, Mary Graham.
        B:        Oh hi, Mary. How are you?
        A:         Listen, um ... I want to ask you some questions about Jim Wilson. Um, is he a, a formal kind of guy, or does he dress casually?
        B:         Oh, he is a guy who is often dressed to kill. He always wears three-piece suits and ties —— dressed very much in style.
5.         A:         Why are you looking like you’re on cloud nine, dear?
        B:         Yes, I am. Guess what, I’ve invited the professor and his wife to dinner.
        A:         How wonderful. I’m really happy for you.
        B:        Thank you, dear. You’d better put your glad rags on.


Listening Task

1)        First Listening
Answers
□        That clothes often define the person means clothes can reveal personality, status and attitude to life.
□        Clothing not only tells something about the wearer but also affects the way others think of the person.
□        Clothing may often betray what is within.

2)        Second Listening
Answers
1.         An opportunity for individuality/ independence vanishes.
2.         No.
3.         Through the clothing he or she wears.
4.         Clothes should be carefully chosen so as not to reveal what is within.
5.         Clothing can help older people feel better about themselves and present a positive image to those around them.

Script

Clothes make the man
“Clothes make the man? runs the old proverb. If you believe that, you might feel that clothing enhances appearance, increases independence, allows for function, and provides comfort. What’s more, clothing that is neat and clean, fits well, and feels good can boost anyone’s morale.
People express their personality in many ways, including through their clothing, hair style, and accessories. That’s why clothes often define the person. Clothes can indicate personality, status, and attitude to life. A man may have worn a beard all his life, a woman may have worn makeup. If their ability to choose their appearance is taken away, then an opportunity for independence/individuality vanishes. Keeping some familiar clothes and personal articles helps them retain some sense of self-control over what is happening. Research shows that when a woman dresses for success, it does not guarantee success, but if she dresses poorly or inappropriately, it almost always ensures failure.
Our clothes are very much part of our personality. Clothing protects people from humidity, heat, and cold, and helps them feel physically comfortable. Clothing at the same time gives the wearer a sense of well-being. It tells something about the person. Clothing also affects the way others see, think of, and react to the person. A person can be comfortable or uncomfortable wearing a certain garment or type of clothing in a social situation. Social comfort may be involved when a person wishes to “make an impression” through the clothing he or she wears. So, clothes should be carefully chosen so as not to reveal what is within.
Before making choices about clothing, it is important to understand how clothing affects people. For example, making decisions about clothing can increase older people’s sense of independence and help them feel better about themselves. The stereotype says older people don’t care about their appearance. But, research shows that most older people think of themselves as younger than they are, their sense of fashion reflects their youthful thinking and the fashion of earlier years when they were younger, and they like clothing that looks good on them. Clothing can help older people feel better about themselves and present a positive image to those around them. Sending positive appearance messages may increase older people’s opportunities for social interaction.

Real World Listening

1. Predict
Answer
□ The outfits she should take along for her trip.

1.        Get the Main Ideas
Answers
T ____ Sue has a conference to attend in a Northern European country.
T ____ In addition to the conference, Sue may have many other social activities to attend.
F ____ Ann suggests Sue not bring any wool, because the worsted is out of date.
F ____ Sue plans to get one or two brand-name gowns because she wants to draw undue attention.
F ____ According to Ann, the synthetic blend dress is especially convenient for travel. But Sue thinks it will make her look out of place.

Sue
□        Stick to conservative colors and patterns.
□        Coordinate some skirts and blouses.
□        Wear the same outfit in several different ways.
□        Add a few cardigans and a scarf for different occasions.
□        Get one or two designer gowns so as not to look out of place.

Ann
□        Need several changes of business suits.
□        Evening dresses for social gatherings and parties.
□        A smartly tailored navy blue suit has a casual look.
□        A white or blue blouse that matches the blue suit gives a professional look.
□        A synthetic blend dress is convenient for travel.
□        Lively colored dresses will provide a nice change from time to time.

Script and Answers to Self-study

Clothes for a special occasion
        Sue:        Ann, I need your help.
        Ann:        What do you need, Sue? I’m always pleased to help.
        Sue:        I have an international conference to attend in Norway, and I’m going to stay there for two weeks. But I have no clothes for that cold climate. I know you’ve been to Northern Europe, so I need your suggestions about the (1) outfits I should take along.
        Ann:        OK. You’ve found the right person. Let’s see. You’ll be gone for two weeks, so you’ll need (2) several changes of business suits. No doubt, there’ll be a few parties and (3) social gatherings while you’re there, so you’ll need some evening dresses for those special occasions. Am I right?
        Sue:        Yes, I’m sure you are. But what should I wear for those rather (4) elegant banquets and dances during the conference?
        Ann:        No problem. I’ll help (5) outfit you completely before you go. Let’s start with your business suits and dresses. You’ll want them warm, of course, but you won’t want them to be too much trouble to care for, so (6) all wool is out.
        Sue:        I guess I’d better (7) stick to conservative colors and patterns, and I’d like to (8) coordinate some skirts and blouses so that I can wear the same outfit in several different ways.
        Ann:        That’s exactly what I had in mind. I think a (9) smartly tailored navy blue suit would suit you. It has a (10) casual look, yet it can be worn with a matching white blouse or light blue blouse to give it a more professional look. You can wear it to any of your meetings, with or without the blouse.
        Sue:        If I add a few (11) cardigans and a scarf to go with it, I can wear it on different occasions. How about something in blue?
        Ann:        What do you think of a (12) synthetic blend dress? It’s warm, yet quite lightweight. It’s especially convenient for travel. And the best thing is that you can wash it right in your hotel room, hang it up, and it will dry (13) wrinkle-free overnight.
        Sue:        I think I’ll also get one or two designer gowns. I won’t look out of place in them there, will I?
        Ann:        No, you won’t. Though you don’t want to (14) draw undue attention, you’ll want to look (15) professional and festive at the same time. A couple of lively colored dresses will give you a nice change from time to time.
        Sue:        Right. I can’t believe I’m doing this. I’m going to buy several new outfits and double my wardrobe -- all for a two-week trip!

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体验英语听说四册Unit05文本

Unit 5 You are my rescuer
Vocabulary Task
Script and Answers
1.        A:         Jenny looks in good humor today!
        B:         She is engaged to John, don’t you know?
        A:         John? Is he a golden boy?
B:         Yeah, and he not only has a bright future, but also is ready to go through hell and high water to help his friends.
2.         A:         I just can’t understand why people think Nick is the greatest thing since sliced bread?
        B:         I think that is mainly because he is the person who will grasp the thistle.
        A:         What do you mean?
        B:         Well, he always attacks difficult situations with bold determination.
3.         A:         Oh, poor lamb, he has failed for three times!
        B:         But I believe he will try for the fourth time.
        A:         Why do you think so?
        B:         I know him well. He has got guts. He won’t stop until he succeeds.
4.         A:         John is in high feather today.
        B:         You see, he has overcome so many difficulties and finally accomplishes it.
        A:         He is indeed a strong-minded person.
B:         I couldn’t agree with you more. Once he knows where the shoe pinches, he will leave no stone unturned to solve it.
5.         A:         Did you watch the debate contest yesterday?
        B:         No, but I heard Peter won the first prize.
A:         Yes, he is so intelligent that his answering speech always left his opponent without a leg to stand on.
        B:         He is so hot on it.


Listening Task

2.        Listening Activity
1)        First Listening
Answers
1.         My parents couldn’t believe the bizarre specimens of boyhood that I regularly dragged home.
2.         It is bad enough bringing home a complete loser, but when you date someone twice your age it is guaranteed to push family relations to the limit.
3.        In my case, my parents wisely switched to a more wily way of attempting to get rid of boyfriends whom they felt were inappropriate.

2)        Second Listening
Answers
1.         One of my first “romances” was with greasy-haired David, whose drug problem did not go down too well with my family members. So why did David seem so attractive to me? Simple, my parents strongly disapproved of him.
2.         The parents of Mary Russell encountered this when their 16-year-old daughter entered into a relationship with her 32-year-old teacher. Mary’s parents failed to dissuade their daughter from dating her older teacher and, following a bitter court case, the lovesick couple are now back in each other’s arms.
3.         Indeed, by the time I’d reached 17 and had my first serious boyfriend, there were no more arguments. Nor were there any obvious signs of dislike. They tried an approach that they thought would be far more effective than verbal condemnation 行 they invited him to a boring family get-together.

Script

Blind love
You can hardly blame my parents for being so disapproving of my teenage boyfriends. During my adolescent years I was strangely attracted to losers and oddballs. My parents couldn’t believe the bizarre specimens of boyhood that I regularly dragged home.
One of my first “romances” was with greasy-haired David, whose drug problem did not go down too well with my family members. So why did David seem so attractive to me? Simple, my parents strongly disapproved of him.
There is nothing new, of course, in parental disapproval of teenage love interests. Nor is there anything new in teenagers falling in love with the biggest losers around. Adolescent girls with eccentric boyfriends are essentially screaming out to their parents, “if you can’t accept that I’m old enough to make my own decisions, I’ll just have to prove it to you in a way that you are sure to notice? So why do parents fail to realize that the more they oppose unsuitable boyfriends, the more their daughters will pick them out? After all, did my mother really think that in my heart of hearts I truly fancied the losers? Had she simply smiled and said sweetly, “What a darling boy. Let’s invite him round for Sunday lunch”,  he would have been given the boot in no time.
It is bad enough bringing home a complete loser, but when you date someone twice your age it is guaranteed to push family relations to the limit. The parents of Mary Russell encountered this when their 16-year-old daughter entered into a relationship with her 32-year-old teacher. “There were a lot of arguments between her and me and her dad about it not being right,” said Mrs. Russell. Surprisingly, despite all the fights, Mary’s parents failed to dissuade their daughter from dating her older teacher and, following a bitter court case, the lovesick couple are now back in each other’s arms.
In my case, my parents wisely switched to a more wily way of attempting to get rid of boyfriends whom they felt were inappropriate. Indeed, by the time I’d reached 17 and had my first serious boyfriend, there were no more arguments. Nor were there any obvious signs of dislike. They tried an approach that they thought would be far more effective than verbal condemnation 行 they invited him to a boring family get-together.
Now I realize my mother’s initial disapproval of my teenage romances is a universal feeling. Parents want children to fulfill their own dreams. Their hopes were fairly normal: they wanted to witness my wedding vows; they wanted to see their daughter settled down in a well-established family; they wanted me to get married and have kids.

Real World Listening
1.        Predict
Answer
□        Yes. Because Shrek looks like an ugly ogre.

2.        Get the Main Ideas
Answers
Question 1:
□        The princess regards him as a brave knight and the donkey as his noble steed.
□        The princess thinks that Shrek is her true love.
□        Princess Fiona was expecting that Shrek was Prince Charming.
Question 2:
□        Princess Fiona is very disappointed when she finds that Shrek is as ugly as an ogre.
□        The princess thinks that everything is wrong.
□        At first the donkey is nothing more than a pet in her mind.

Script and Answers to Self-study

First kiss from an ogre?
Lord Farquaad wants to be a king, but the premise is that he must marry a princess. Shrek, an ugly-looking man, regarded as an ogre by most of the people, wants to lead a peaceful life in his own swamp. The two make a deal. Shrek is sent to rescue Princess Fiona, who has a curse upon her of a fearful sort which could only be broken by love’s first kiss. The princess is locked away in a castle guarded by a terrible fire-breathing dragon. She waits in the dragon’s keep for her true love and true love’s first kiss. In order to get his swamp back, Shrek takes adventures to rescue Princess Fiona. The following conversation occurs among the princess and Shrek, and Shrek’s chatterbox companion, a donkey.

                          (Shrek manages to rescue Princess Fiona.)
Princess: You did it. You rescued me! You are amazing. You’re ... You’re wonderful. You’re ... a little (1) unorthodox I’ll admit. But your deed is great, and your heart is pure. I am eternally (2) in your debt.
                  (Donkey clears throat)
        Princess:   And where would a brave knight be without his noble steed?
        Donkey:           I hope you heard that. She called me a (3) noble steed. She thinks I’m a steed.
        Princess:   The battle is won. You may (3) remove your helmet, good Sir Knight.
        Shrek:            Uh, no.
        Princess:    Why not?
        Shrek:             I, I have helmet hair.
        Princess:         Please. I would like to (4) look upon the face of my rescuer.
        Shrek:             No, no. You wouldn’t.
        Princess:         But how will you kiss me with your helmet on?
        Shrek:             What! That wasn’t in the (5) job description.
        Donkey:           Maybe it’s a perk.
Princess:          No, it’s destiny. Oh, you must know (6) how it goes. A princess locked in a tower and beset by a fire-breathing dragon is rescued by a brave knight, and then they (7) share love’s first kiss.
Donkey:          Hmm? With Shrek? You think ... Wait, wait. You think that Shrek is your true love?
        Princess:  Well, yes.
                (Laughing)
        Donkey:          You think Shrek is your true love!
        Princess:  What is so funny?
        Shrek:         Let’s just say I’m (8) not your type, Okay?
        Princess: Of course, you are. You are my rescuer. Now ... Now remove your helmet.
        Shrek:         Look. I really don’t think this is a good idea.
        Princess:        Just (9) take off the helmet.
        Shrek:         I am not going to.
        Princess:        Take it off.
        Shrek:         No.
        Princess: Now!
        Shrek:         Okay! Easy. (10) As you command, Your Highness.
        (Shrek takes off his helmet. Princess Fiona is shocked at his appearance.)
        Princess: You ... You’re a ... an ogre.
        Shrek:         Oh, you were expecting (11) Prince Charming.
Princess: Well, yes, actually. Oh, no. This is all wrong. You are not (12) supposed to be an ogre.
Shrek:         (Sighs) Princess, I was sent to rescue you by Lord Farquaad, Ok? He is the one who wants to marry you.
        Princess:         Then why didn’t he come to rescue me?
        Shrek:         Good question. You should ask him that when we get there.
Princess:         But I (13) have to be rescued by my true love, not by some ogre and ... and his pet.
        Donkey: So much for a noble steed.
        Shrek:          Princess, you are not (14) making my job easier.
        Princess:         I’m sorry, but your job is not (15) my problem?


Real World Speaking

Answers for Reference
On the one hand, parents are the first teachers of their own child. They shoulder a great part of the responsibility for the growth of the child. In terms of law, parents are the legitimate guardians of their child. They have the right to give their child proper guidance. The young cannot tell right from wrong. It will be harmful if parents let things drift. On the other hand, if parents are too deeply involved into their child’s personal business, it will worsen the parent-child relationship. Inappropriate ways of interference in a child’s life may ruin the harmonious family life.
Parents and children need patient communication, instead of cold war, to close the generation gap. Since many factors may contribute to that phenomenon, the two sides should make joint efforts to overcome it.
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amanda8087  非常感谢你为大家提供的原文 继续努力哦
不过好像没有看到第四课阿

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