Unit 2 Reading
1. What problems / bad habits did you use to have? 2. How did your parents help you?
Example: didn't use to study hard at school-got bad grades--father helped him understand that it was important to do well at school
Fast reading: Read the passage and put the sentences in 3a into the correct places.
1.after his father's death a few years ago 2. and didn't give up trying to help him 3.Even the teacher agreed that Martin was wasting his time 4. That's when I decided to change 5.How was he able to change
Read the first paragraph and answer the following questions. 1. How old is Martin now? 2. How did he use to be? 3. What made him change a lot? 4. Did he use to give his mother many problems? 5. Why did his mother have to work?
1. How old is Martin now?
He is 15 years old. 2. How did he use to be?
He used to be a “problem child”.
3. What made him change a lot?
A conversation with his mother changed his life.
4. Did he use to give his mother many problems? No, he didn’t.
5. Why did his mother have to work?
His father died and his mother couldn’t afford to pay for his education.
一个问题孩子 出得起钱做某事 为了做到…
a problem child afford to do sth.
To do this
Read the second paragraph and answer the questions:
What problems did Martin cause? 1) He wasn’t interested in studying. 2) He often got into trouble with the police. 3) He hated the school and used to cause a lot of trouble. 4) He wanted to leave the school.
照顾 尽可能得… 制造麻烦
look after as … as sb. can cause problem / trouble get into trouble with give up
in the end
make a difficult decision a boarding school
waste one’s time
Read the third paragraph and answer the following questions: 1) How did his mother change him?
2) Why did Martin use to cause so much trouble?
1)How did his mother change him? She told him how much she had given him and his father would always take pride in everything good he did. 2) Why did Martin use to cause so much trouble? He had been afraid of being alone and had tried to make his mother pay more attention to him.
1.It was necessary for Martin to talk with his mother.
It + be + adj. +for sb. + to do sth.
not … any longer
2. Even though my father was no longer with us, he was watching me
and would always take pride in
everything good I do.
3. I realize that since my father died, 宾 I have been afraid of being alone, and 语 have tried to make my mother pay 从 句 more attention to me.
be afraid of doing sth. try to do make sb. do sth. pay attention to sb./sth.
Read the last paragraph and answer the question: How is Martin now? He has been working hard and is now one o
f the best students in his class.
Read the sentences in 3b, and decide whether they are true or false.