Unit 3 Reading
Should I be allowed to make my own decisions?
What does she want to be?
She wants to be a singer.
Liu Xiang wants to be a professional runner.
What are you going to be in the future? To do this, what will you do? Do your parents agree what you do?
1.What does Liu Yu want to be?
He wants to be a professional runner. 2. What do parents worry about? They worry about child’s study at school.
3.Do his parents allow him to train as much as he likes?
No ,they don’t.
4.Is Liu Yu serious about running? Yes, he is. 5. Are his parents strict with him?
Yes ,they are. 6.Does Liu Yu believe himself? Yes, he does.
1. Liu Yu wants to be a writer.
2. Parents worry about his study .
3.Liu loves running so much.
4.Parents think he should
spend time on homework. 5.Liu Yu isn’t serious about
6.Parents think he needs to be
Work in groups
Parents’ Points Liu Yu’s Points
He wants to be a They worry about success his_______ at school. _________________. professional athlete They think he should He just wants to do enjoys spend time on study. what he ______ . ______
They think he needs realistic to be ________.
He is serious about running ________.
They think it is a very believes achieve He _______himself. difficult dream to______.
Choose the best answer
1.They should____ practice their B hobbies. A. allowed to
B. be allowed to
C. are allowed
C 2.Liu’s parents think he needs _____ realistic. A. be B. to C. to be
C 3.Liu Yu should spend time_____ his homework. A. in B. with C. on
A 4.Liu Yu is serious _____running
A. about B. in C. with
5. They have taught me the B ______working hard.
A. important of B. importance of
C. of importance
Fill in the blanks with the words.
worry about in…team achieve allow him to get in the way of
worry about 1. Parents might _____________their child’s success at school. 2.These hobbies can get in the way of _______________schoolwork.
in 3.Liu Yu is ____his school
allow him to 4.His parents won’t____________ train as much as he would like to. 5.We want to see Liu Yu achieve _________his dreams.
Can you make your own sentences?
get in the way of 妨碍
(be) serious about 对…感兴趣的/是认真的
spend time on 花时间做
Playing games on line day after day often gets in the way of children’s study.
They are serious about playing football.
I spend a lot of time on learning English.
Points show Yu’s parents Points show that Yu is care about him. unhappy with his parents. They want him to achieve his dreams; they watch all his races.
He doesn’t agree with his parents; he wants to be allowed to make decisions; he thinks his parents don’t believe in him.
Do you think Liu Yu should be allowed to practice running? Discuss this with your partner. Use the information in the reading to support your opinion.