The story of Atlanta
课文《The Story of Atlanta》及英语比较句的表达。
3. 掌握新的单词及词组：glory, marry, bargain, as…as…
(1) 在一如既往向学生问好时，添加比较句：How are you? 待学生回答
后，继续问“Do you feel today is better than yesterday?”。趁学生疑问之际，将句子写到黑板上，略作简单讲解“better是good的比较级，‘更好’的意思，than用于比较句中‘更??’的意思，这句话就是‘你觉得今天比昨天更好吗？’。”引发学生兴趣，引出讲课主题。
① glory: ['ɡl?:ri] n.光荣、荣誉、赞颂；vi.自豪、骄傲、狂喜 例句：Walsham had his moment of glory when he won a 20km race.
Their father gloried in their success.
② marry: ['m?ri] vt. 嫁；娶；与……结婚
例句：He married a beautiful girl.
They are going to be married last month.
③ bargain: ['bɑ:ɡin] v.讨价还价
bargain with sb 与某人讨价还价
bargain over… 在??上讨价还价
例句：We refuse to bargain over the price.
At this price the wine is a bargain.
④ as…as… :“与??一样”，常用结构“as+形容词/副词原形+as+分
例句：I will reply it as soon as possible.
He can’t draw pictures as well as Lily does.
① 先让学生默读课文（2分钟），之后放录音，一句一句跟读。 ② 3分钟小组讨论（教师同时走到学生中间，有问题随时提问）。随
和讲解。例如：But she was not allowed to run and win glory for herself in the Olympic Games. 主句是she was not allowed，“她不被允许”，“不被允许run和 win glory ，在奥运会上为她自己run和 win glory”，run 和win glory是 not allowed to 后的并列成分。
She could run faster than any man in Greece.
She would not marry anyone who could not run faster than her.
The race started and although the man ran very fast, Atlanta ran faster. 让学生通过翻译句子的意义和揣摩这几句话的结构，自己提出对“比较句”的结构意义的等的小结，同时教师会做出判断和点评。
A. 同级比较：as…as结构, 具体在句子中，就有两种应用形式：
A is as +adj as B 或者：A do B as + adv + as C (do).
例句：Mary is as tall as Betty.
I drove as carefully as Tom did.
否定式：A is not as/so + adj + as B；或 A do not do B so/as + adv
+ as C (do).
例句：Mary is not so tall as Betty.
I did not drive as carefully as Tom did.
A is …er than B( A is more + adj原级 + than B)，或者：
A do B …er than C (A do B more +adv原级 + than C.)
例句：Mary is taller than Betty.
Mary is more beautiful than Betty.
Mary studies harder than Betty.
I drove more carefully than Tom did.
否定式：A is not…er than B( A is not more + adj原级 + than B)
或者A don’t do B …er than C (A don’t do B more +adv原级 + than C.).
例句：Mary is not more beautiful than Betty.
Mary does not study harder than Betty.
Mary is less beautiful than Betty.
= Mary is not as beautiful as Betty.
= Betty is more beautiful than Mary.
程度稍轻——a little, a bit，slightly,
程度更甚——a lot, even, far, many, much, rather例如：
Mary is even more beautiful than Betty.
There are many more students in our class than in theirs. I have much more money than he has.
A is the …est +比较范围. (A is the most + adj原级+比较范围) 或者：
A do B the…est +比较范围. (A do B the most + adj原级+比较范围)
例句：Mary is the most beautiful in our class.
Mary works (the) hardiest in our class.
small→ smaller→ smallest
short→ shorter→ shortest
great→ greater→ greatest
clever→ cleverer→ cleverest
narrow→ narrower→ narrowest
tall→ taller→ tallest
large→ larger→ largest
nice→ nicer→ nicest
big→ bigger→ biggest
hot→ hotter→ hottest
fat→ fatter→ fattest
thin→ thinner→ thinnest
sad→ sadder→ saddest
red→ redder→ reddest
easy→ easier→ easiest
heavy→ heavier→ heaviest
busy→ busier→ busiest
happy→ happier→ happiest
beautiful→ more beautiful→ most beautiful
different→ more different→ most different
good→ better→ best 好的
well→ better→ best 好地，身体好的
bad→ worse→ worst 坏的
ill→ worse→ worst 病的
many→ more→ most 许多
much→ more→ most 许多
few→ less→ least 少数几个
little→ less→ least 少数一点儿
far→ further→ furthest 更进一步，程度
far→ farther→ farthest 更远，路程
old→ older→ oldest 年老的（指年纪）
old→ elder→ eldest 年老的（指兄弟姐妹的排行）
(3) 介绍法国诗人Rosemonde étienette Gérard 的著名诗句英文翻
译：”For you see, each day I love you more, today more than
yesterday but less than tomorrow.” 讲解其中比较句的用法。以诗引起学生的兴趣。
① My school is_____, but Tom’s school is _____than mine. And Sally’s
school is the _________. (small)
② Rabbits can run _______, but tigers can run _____ than rabbits, and
cheetahs can run ___________of the three. (fast)
③ Pig is ________, but deer is ______than pig, and elephant is the
④ I’m ___________, but she is _______ than me. (beautiful)
⑤ Every day is _______. But today is the ______ day I have ever had.
⑥ I think pizza is the ________ food of all. (delicious)
⑦ My brother is two years ______ (old) than me.
⑧ Is your sister ______(young) than you? Yes, she is.
⑨ Who is ________(thin),you or Helen? Helen is.
⑩ Whose pencil-box is _____ (big),yours or hers? Hers is.
? Ben jumps ______ (high) than some of the boys in his class. ? Does Nancy sing ______(well) than Helen? Yes, she does. ? My eyes are ________(big) than hers.
? Which is ________(heavy),the elephant or the pig?
? Who gets up ______ (early),Tim or Tom?
? Do the girls get up____(early) than the boys? No, they______. ? Jim runs ____ (slow). But Ben runs _____(slow).
① I’m 12 years old. You’re 14. I’m than you.
② A rabbit’s tail is
③ An elephant is than a pig.
④ A lake is than a sea.
⑤ A basketball is than a football.
(3) . 单项选择
①-- How did you find your visit to the museum?
-- I enjoyed it very much. It was _________ than I expected.
A. so more interesting B. very more interesting
C. far more interesting D. a lot much interesting
② It is by far ________ instructive film I have ever seen.
A. the more B. better C. the most D. most
③There are _______ opportunities waiting for us. Don’t give up.
A. much more B. many more C. very more D. rather many ④ I couldn’t catch up with her; she ran _____quickly than I.
A. far less B. lot more C. the most D. far more
⑤We advertised for students to work as volunteers last summer and got ________ 60.
A. more than B. less much than C. as much as D so many as ⑥ The more you learn, _______ you will be able to serve the people.
A. the less B. the most C. the best D. the better
⑦He is ______ than John.
A. more efficiently a worker B. more efficient a worker
C. more an efficient worker D. a worker more efficiently
⑧He is ____________ as his brother.
A. a not as intelligent boy B. not so intelligent a boy
C. not intelligent as a boy D. not so an intelligent boy
The story of Atlanta
Atlanta was a Greek princess. She was very beautiful and could run than any man in Greece. But she was not allowed to run and win glory for herself in the Olympic Games. She was so angry that she said to her father that she would not marry anyone who could not run faster than her. Her father said that she must marry, so Atlanta made a bargain with him. She said to him, “These are my rules. When a man says he wants to marry me, I will run against him. If he cannot run as fast as me, he will be killed. No one will be pardoned.”
Many kings and princes wanted to marry Atlanta, but when they heard of rules they knew it was hopeless. So many of them sadly went home, but others stayed to run the race. There was a man called Hippomenes who was amazed when he heard of Atlanta’s rules, “why are these men so foolish?” he thought. “Why will they left themselves be killed because they cannot run as fast as this princess?” However when he saw Atlanta come out of her house to run, Hippomenes changed his mind. “I will marry Atlanta—or to die!” he said.
The race started and although the man ran very fast, Atlanta ran faster。As Hippomenes watched, he thought, “How can I run as fast as Atlanta?” He went to ask the Greek Godness of Love for help. She said, “Throw an apple in front of Atlanta when she is running past. When she stops to pick it up, you will be able to run past her and win.” Hippomenes took the apples and went to the King. He said, “I want to marry Atlanta.” The king was sad to see another man die, but Hippomenes said, “I will marry her—or die!” So the race began.