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Unit 10 American Literature  

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Teaching aims:

1.      Goals:

    Talk about American Literature

     Practise predicting and describing what a story might be about

    Review all the verb tenses

      Write a book review

2.      Special focus:

Improve reading skills and Enlarge vocabulary.

     Direct Ss to read the 3 passages on the text book;

       Guide Ss to learn to use the following words and expressions:

Contribute to, adapt to, get accustomed to, garment, shabby, take pride in, attend to, etc.

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Unit 10  American Literature - 紫霞仙客 - 紫霞仙客的博客

 

A Sacrifice for Love (1)

Step 1. Warming up

Task 1.  guide the students to get to know some famous American writers and their works by the forms of a competition

 

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Unit 10  American Literature - 紫霞仙客 - 紫霞仙客的博客

 

Unit 10  American Literature - 紫霞仙客 - 紫霞仙客的博客

 

Unit 10  American Literature - 紫霞仙客 - 紫霞仙客的博客

 

Unit 10  American Literature - 紫霞仙客 - 紫霞仙客的博客

 

The Adventure of Tom Sawyer  ---- Mark Twain

The Beast in the Jungle        ----Henry James

A Farewell to Arms           ----- Ernest Hemingway

The Old Man and the Sea     ----- Ernest Hemingway

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn ----Mark Twain

The Gift of the Magi           ---- O. Henry

The Call of the Wild           ----Jack London

The Scarlet Letter             ---- Nathaniel Hawthorne

 

 

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Question:What isUnit 10  American Literature - 紫霞仙客 - 紫霞仙客的博客  ?

Unit 10  American Literature - 紫霞仙客 - 紫霞仙客的博客

 

Unit 10  American Literature - 紫霞仙客 - 紫霞仙客的博客

 

?为了你,我变成狼人模样。——求佛

?化蝶双飞。——梁山伯和祝英台

?泰坦尼克的永恒。——杰克和露西

?只要能生死相共,便是痛苦也成为欢乐了。——左拉

?To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.

——Jim and Della

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 Short summary of O. Henry’s life

He is the author of over 250 stories and is most famous for his use of surprise or 'twist' endings,

especially to The Last Leaf, and perhaps his most famous story, The Gift of the Magi. And he has contributed to American literature with other great stories such as  The Four Million,

and Cabbages and Kings,etc.

作者介绍:欧·亨利(O. Henry, 1862-1910) 

  原名威廉·西德尼·波特

(William Sydney Porter),

是美国最著名的短篇小说家之一

,曾被评论界誉为曼哈顿桂冠散文

作家和美国现代短篇小说之父。他

出身于美国北卡罗来纳州格林斯波罗

镇一个医师家庭。他的一生富于传奇性,

当过药房学徒、牧牛人、会计员、土地局办事员、新闻记者

、银行出纳员。当银行出纳员时,因银行短缺了一笔现金,

为避免审讯,离家流亡中美的洪都拉斯。后因回家探视病危的妻子被捕入狱,并在监狱医务

室任药剂师。他在银行工作时,曾有过写作的经历,

担任监狱医务室的药剂师后开始

认真写作。1901年提前获释后,迁居纽约,专门从事写作。 

  欧·亨利善于描写美国社会尤其是纽约百姓的生活。他的作品构思新颖

,语言诙谐,结局常常出人意外;又因描写了众多的人物,富于生活情趣,

被誉为“美国生活的幽默百科全书”。代表作有

小说集《白菜与国王》、

《四百万》、《命运之路》等。其中一些名篇如《爱的牺牲》、

《警察与赞美诗》、《带家具出租的房间》、《麦琪的礼物》、

《最后一片藤叶》等使他获得了世界声誉。

 

 

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Time Place Person Event End

 Information we need in the story

 Time:Before Christmas

 Place:Home-barbershop-stores-home

 Persons: Della, Jim– a couple

 Event::To buy each other’s Christmas gift

Reason and Result:

 no money- sell their own best things—gifts for their lost things- love

 Title: What do you think of the story

 

             A sacrifice For Love?

Task 2. Read the passage and try to answer the questions:

 

?1. When and where did the story happen?

?    Before the Christmas. It happened at home– barbershop—stores—home

?  2. Who are the hero and heroine of the story?

?    Della and Jim, the young couple.

?  3. Why was Della crying?

?    Because she didn’t have enough money to buy Jim a gift.

?  4. What are the two possessions that they took pride in ?

?    Jim’s gold watch and Dell’s long hair.

Step 3. While-reading:

Ask students to fill in the chart to see if they have got a general understanding of the whole passage.

 

 

                Main  Idea

Paragraph 1

Della wept because she had little money to buy Jim a present this Christmas.

Paragraph 2

Della and Jim’s living conditions.

Paragraph 3

Della wanted to buy Jim a Christmas present, which was worthy of being own by Jim.

Paragraph 4

The young couple owned two precious things, one was Jim’s gold watch, and the other was Della’s hair.

Paragraph 5

Della’s beautiful hair.

Paragraph 6

Della decided to sell her hair in order to buy a present for her beloved.

Paragraph 7

Della got twenty dollars and then she began to buy Jim a Christmas present.

Paragraph 8

She spent 21 dollars on a gold watch chain.

Paragraph 9

Della did her hair and looked like a little school girl.

  The main idea of the passage: The story tells that a woman called Della sold her beautiful hair to buy her husband a Christmas present ---- a gold watch chain.   

 

?5. What did Dell’s long hair look like when

?  falling to its full length?

?   Like a cascade of brown waters. It reached

? below her knee and made itself almost a garment for her.

?6. Why were her eyes shining?

?   She had a good idea to get money.

?7.   What did she do then?

?She did it up again,  hesitated for a minute

? and stood still , and ran out of the door and downstairs. During the next minutes she looked at several barbershops and finally chose one.

 

8. How much did she get for her long hair?

     Why did she say” Give it to me quick.”

        Twenty dollars.  Maybe she couldn’t wait to get it.

  9. What did she buy for Jim? Why?

      A gold watch belt, for she thought that it was worthy of the watch.

  10. What was she thinking about when she looked at herself in the mirror ?

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True or False exercises:

 

1.James Dillingham Young was a rich young man. F

2.Della lived in a neighborhood with many trees

   and flowers. F

3.Jim and Della were a married couple.

 T

4.Della thought having a haircut will make Jim

   happy. F

5.Della decided to have her hair cut out of her

   love for Jim. T

 

The word in the fifth paragraph “hesitated” is closest in meaning to___c___.

   A. imagined      B. dreamed

   C. felt uncertain    D. watched

 

Reading comprehension

1. Why did Della weep before   Christmas?

A.She couldn’t see Jim during   Christmas.

B. She had little money to buy Jim     a present.

C. Jim didn’t give her a Christmas gift.

D.She had little money to buy herself a gift.   

 

2.How did Della try to save money? Which of the following is NOT right?

A. She bargained at the grocery, at the bakery and at the butcher’s.

B. They lived in a shabby house.

C. She had her long hair cut and sold it.

D. She sold Jim’s gold watch.

 3. How much was left after Della bought her Christmas gift?

A. 20 dollars       B. 21 dollars.

C. 1.87dollars.    D. 0.87 dollars

 4.The gift Della bought Jim was _c__________. Which of the following is NOT right.

A.Something fine and rare---- something worthy of the honor of being owned by Jim.

B. A gold watch chain that was at her great expense.

C. A gift that Della had been planning for a month.

D. A gift for which Della spent two hours searching all the stores.

 5.From the sentence “She stood by the window and looked out at a grey cat walking along a grey

in a grey backyard.” we can infer that Della was very___D___.

  A. angry   B. calm   C. happy   D. sad

 6.What does the story mainly tell us?

  A. How to celebrate a happy Christmas for a young and rich couple.

  B. How to choose Christmas presents for couples.

  C. A love story between a young and poor couple.

  D.  Money is love.

Step 4.  Post-reading

Task 3: Answering the questions on P85.

 Della’s tears:

 1. Why did Della cry after counting the money she had been saving?

 She felt sad,because she was poor and because the money was not enough to buy Jim a nice present.

 2. Why did tears fall from her eyes while Della was standing in front of the mirror?

 She had a good idea to make money, which was to sell her hair, but she was so proud of her long brown hair that the idea to have it cut and sold made her cry.

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?Step 5 Homework

Finish all the exercises on Word Study and Grammar on p86-87.

 

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