Unit 1 He left school and began work at the age of twelve.
What’s the song about?
January February March April May June
一月 二月 三月 四月 五月 六月
July 七月 August 八月 September 九月 October 十月 November 十一月 December 十二月
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Do you know more about festivals? Arbor Day Chinese Youth Day
Dragon Boat Festival
in March / April
Follow the examples.
Spring Festival is in January or February.
1. Teacher’s Day, September. Teacher’s Day is in September. 2. Children’s Day, June. Children’s Day is in June. 3. Christmas, December. Christmas is in December. 4. New Year’s Day, January. New Year’s Day is in January.
Listen and choose the correct answer.
1. Betty’s grandfather's life was / wasn’t different from Betty’s. 2. Betty’s grandfather was born in April 1935 /1955. 3. Betty’s grandfather went to America /
English in October / November 1941.
Did you see The Adventures of Tom Sawyer?
The novel’s main character Tom is a mischievous boy with great imagination who spends most of the time getting him in trouble. Tom has a kind heart and respects other people’s feelings. He becomes more and more mature as the story progresses.
1. Tom Sawyer comes from a book. What is the name of the book?
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. 2. What is the name of the author? Mark Twain.
Mark Twain (1835-1910) was an American writer, journalist and humorist, who won a worldwide audience for his stories of the youthful adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.
1.When did Mark Twin begin work? At the age of twelve. 2. Did he go to New York? Yes, he did. 3. When did he become famous?
He became famous in the 1860s.
Listen to their talk and check the sentences.
1.Tom Sawyer is written by the famous English writer, Mark Twain. 2. Mark Twain left school and began work in his childhood. 3. Mark Twain wrote for a newspaper and got work on a boat. 4. Mark Twain became very famous in the 1960s and began his stories. 5. Mark Twain went to Europe and China.
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Read and complete the table about Mark Twain. Time Facts born in Missouri left school and began work took the name Mark Twain and became very famous
At the age of twelve
In the 1860s
Read again and answer the following questions about Mark Twain. 1. --- Did Mark Twain stay in Missouri? _______________________________ --- No, he didn’t. 2. --- Was Mark Twain his real name? _______________________________ --- No, it wasn’t. 3. --- Did Mark Twain leave school at sixteen? --- No, he didn’t. _______________________________
4. --- Did Betty read Tom Sawyer? _______________________________ --- Yes, she did. 5. --- Did Mark Twain become a newspaper writer