Unit 8 I’ll help clean up the city parks.
Words & Expressions
fix fix up give away repair similar put up
（外貌、性格等） 与（父母等）相像 修理 修理；修补 赠送；分发 修理；修补 相似的；相仿的 展示；张贴
Words & Expressions
hand out call-in strategy work out
分发；发放 电话交谈节目 方法；策略 结局；至最后；结果为
Listen and match the sentences with similar meanings.
__ 1. I’ve run out of it. b A. I repaired it. C. I am similar to her.
D. I didn’t sell it.
_ 2. I take after my mother. B. I don’t have any more of it. c
a __ 3. I fixed it up. d __ 4. I gave it away.
Useful Phrases run out of take after fix up give away
1b Make sentences with the phrases in the box using your ideas.
1. I ran out of water in the pot. 2. She takes after her sister. 3. I had my computer fixed up. 4. She gave her watch away to me.
2a Listen and number the pictures [1-4] in the correct order.
2b Listen again and circle T or F. 1. Jimmy fixes up bicycles. T 2. Jimmy sells bikes. T 3. Jimmy takes after his mother. T 4. Jimmy has run out of money. T F F F F
Man: This morning I’m talking with a very generous young man, Jimmy the Bike Boy. Jimmy is the boy who fixes up old bikes and gives them away. Good morning, Jimmy. Boy: Good morning. Man: So, Jimmy, tell our listeners what you do.
Boy: Well, like you said, I find or buy old bikes that nobody wants. Then I fix up the bikes and give them away to kids who don’t have enough money to buy their own bikes. Man: That’s fantastic. What gave you the idea? Boy: I guess I take after my father. He’s always helping people.
Man: Wow! Your parents must be proud of you. Boy: I guess so. But now I’ve run out of money to buy old bikes. Man: Oh, that’s too bad. Boy: Yeah. I need to come up with some way of getting money or I’ll have to stop.
2c Practice the conversation between Jimmy and the reporter. Use the information from 2a and 2b.
A: What do you do, Jimmy?
B: I fix up bikes and give them away.
Read the article and underline all the phrasal verbs.
Underlined the phrasal verbs:
cheer up, run out of, called up, handed out, set up, come up with, fix up, five away
1. I take after my other. 我长得像我的妈妈。 take after意为“（在外貌、性格等方面） 与（父母）相像”，后面多接指人的词 为宾语，一般不用于被动语态。 The twins take after their mother. 这对双胞胎和她们的父母很像。 与take after意思相近的词组还有look like (看去像……)、be like (像……一样)等。
Who does the boy look like? 这个男孩看上去像谁？ His brother is like his father, isn’t he? 他的哥哥像他爸爸，对吗？ 2. Last week everyone was trying to cheer up Jimmy the Bike Boy. 上周所有人都尽 量让单车男孩吉米高兴起来。 词组try to do
sth. 意思是 “尽力去做某 事”, 但不强调所做的事是否成功。 Try to finish your work on time, please! 请尽量准时完成你的工作！
类似表“尽力做某事”的词组还有下列两种： try doing sth. 表示“试着去做某事”。 Yesterday the old man tried opening the door. 昨天这位老人试着把门打开了。 manage to do sth. 表示“设法完成某种困难 的事”，着重指经过一番努力才能达到的目 的。 The woman managed to find her lost son last week. 这位妇女终于找到了上周走失的儿子。
3．...and called up all his friends and told them about the problem. ......给他所有的 朋友打电话告诉他们他的问题。 ①call up 表示“给……打电话”，后 面接指人的单词。 Did the boy call up you just for a chat. 这个男孩给你打电话只是为了聊天吗？ 此外，表示“给……打电话”的常见 说法还有下列几种： ②give …a call They were giving their teacher a call when I got there. 我到那儿时，他们正在 给他们的老师打电话。
③ring up Did you ring up your father last week? 上周你给你的父亲打电话了吗？ ④give …a ring Do you know who gave Zhang Hua a ring an hour ago? 你知道一小时前谁 给张华打电话了吗？
⑤telephone / phone…up Telephone up me as soon as you arrive in Shanghai. 你一到上海就给我打电话。 ⑥telephone /phone (to)… Will you please telephone to the policeman? 请你给警察打个电话好吗？
【注意】call up、ring up和telephone / phone…up等是由“动词+副词”构成 的词组，如果它们的宾语是代词，这 个词要用在副词之前。 Please call him up at once, please! 请 马上给他打电话。 Wang Ping isn’t here. I want to phone her up now.王萍没来， 我现在 正要给他打电话。
3b Read the article again to make a note of the things that Jimmy did in order to solve his problem. 1. He did a radio interview. 2. ______________________________. 3. ______________________________.
1. He did a radio interview. 2. He also put up some signs asking for old bikes. 3. He called up all his friends and told them about the problem. 4. He even handed out advertisements at a local supermarket. 5. He told the teachers at school about his problem and they set up a call-in center for parents.
4 By brainstorming work out a plan for helping out in your community. Write down where and what you will volunteer and tell your classmates about your plan.
Brainstorm a plan for helping out in your community. Make notes on where you will help and what you will do. Then tell the class about your plan. where______________________________ what_______________________________ ___________________________________
1. I will pick up the litter in the park near my home. Then the paths will become clean and beautiful.
2. I will w
ork in the old people’s
house and help wash their clothes and sing for them. 3. I will stand at the crossing and help hand out papers to remind people of obeying traffic rules.
WHERE: teach at a night school, help at a hospital, work at an old people’s home, speak English at an English corner… WHAT: write letters for people who can’t read and write, get information online for the farmers who can’t use Internet, repair bikes, radios, computers and other things for citizens…
Make sentences using the phrasal verbs below. come up with put off put up hand out cheer up clean up write down call up set up