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Unit 6

I Swear
by All 4 One

Contents A Letter for You Pre-enjoying Enjoying the Song

Let’s Sing Further Enjoyment

A Letter for You
Here is a letter for you. Please read it and predict the theme of this unit.
As long as we have memories, yesterday remains fresh; as long as we have hope, tomorrow awaits. As long as we have friendship, each day is never a waste. Friends are just like stars: you can’t always see them, but you know they are there.

Pre-enjoying
What jump into your mind when you hear the word ‘friend’? Please try to brainstorm the words as many as possible.
Help

Care
friend Love

There are many sayings about friendship. Can you introduce some of them?
True friendship is one who walks in when

others woks out.

A friend in need is a friend indeed. Life without a friend is like death without a witness. The best mirror is an old friend.

A friend is one who believes in you when you have ceased to believe in yourself.


Symbolization is a widely-used figure of speech. Which do you think can be the symbol of friendship? Please tick the ones and discuss your reasons with partners.

Gold

Ocean

Pure water

Candle

Trees

A cup of wine

Since the moment when you came into trouble, friends have always been standing by you. And how well do you know your friend? Please fill in the blanks and check it after class.
About My Friend Name: Place of birth: Favorite song: Favorite food: Date of birth: Blood type: Favorite singer: Favorite color:

Background information
All-4-One has four group members, Tony Borowiak, Jamie Jones, Delious Kennedy and Alfred Navarez, who were born in California. They got 5 Popular Awards by So Much in Love , after then, they demonstrated their great power by I Swear. Recommended Songs: I Can

Love You Like That, Get It Right, It’s Your Man, Here If You’re Ready, Beautiful as You, Here for You, Colors of Love…

Enjoying the Song
Focus on music The song will be played for the first time. Enjoy it and think about the following question.
What do you think of the style of this song?

A. Encouraging
B. Moving

C. Very sad
D. Slightly blue

Focus on comprehension Listen to the song again. Choose the statement that best describes the song.
A. The song shows that some friends are celebrating one’s birthday. B. The song tells some sad and happy memories between good friends.

C. The song is about someone who will leave his friends and feels sad for it.
D.The song tells us what a real friend should be like. E. The song tells us how important friendship is.

For the sake of better understanding, the song is divided into two parts. Listen carefully and try to understand the song with the help of the questions following the lyrics.

A

1) According to what you hear, complete the following lyrics.
What is the girl doing on p.55? How to translate the sentence underlined? What?s the meaning of the sentence?

I swear by the moon and the stars ( in ) the sky. And I swear like the shadow that’s (by ) y

our side. I see the questions ( in ) your eyes. I know what’s weighing ( on) your mind. You can be sure I know my part.

weigh: vi/vt 称重 weigh on sb./sth.: to make sb. anxious or worried

The responsibilities weigh heavily on him. Something was weighing on his mind.

’coz=because, but it is used in some casual talk and songs.

’coz I’ll stand beside you ( through ) your years, You’ll only cry those happy tears. And though I make mistakes, I’ll never break your heart.

what is your understanding of the first sentence underlined? how to translate it? ?break one?s heart? means make sb. feel very unhappy

*And I swear by the moon and the stars in the sky. I’ll be there. I swear like a shadow that’s How to translate the by your side. sentence underlined? I’ll be there. 无论甘苦,至死不渝。 For better or worse, till death do us part. I’ll love you ( with ) every beat of my heart. And I swear. *

2) Complete the sentences with the prepositions used in the lyrics of part A.
a. by; b. in; c. with; d. in; e. through; f. through a. No matter what happens, I will always stand ( ) by your side. b. I shall be back ( ) a few minutes. c. I parted ( ) my parents at the gate of the school. d. The great building, which was the tallest in our city, is ( ) ruins now. e. The River Thames flows ( ) London. f. He went ( ) many hardships.

3) Since we have listened part A of the song, I would like you to give the main idea of it. Some keys words are given in the following.

shadow stand beside part never break heart beat of heart for better or worse …
4) Please compare the author’s attitude to friend with yours and pay attention to the difference.

Homework
1. Please check the information card with your friends. 2. Review the new words in Part A. 3. Preview the new words in Part B.

Unit 6

I Swear
by All 4 One

Do you remember the words we have learnt?

Focus on comprehension
B

1) Listen to the second part of the song and put the following sentences in the right order. It will be played twice. The right order is : a –f –c –e –b –g –d
a. I’ll give you everything I can b. You won’t have to ask if I still care c. We’ll hang some memories on the walls d. My love won’t age at all e. And when just the two of us are there f. I’ll build your dreams with those two hands g. ’coz as the time turns the page.

I’ll give you everything I can. I’ll build your dreams with n. v. those two hands. What does ?age? mean? We’ll hang some memories on to become weaker the walls. And when just the two of us are and weaker there. How to paraphrase the 纵然时间的页码翻过, I still You won’t have to ask if sentence underlined? 我对你的爱也不会褪色。 care. ’coz as the time turns the page, How to translate the My love won’t age at all . sentence underlined? Repeat * ~ *

2) Many English words? part of speech (词性) can change from sentence to sentence. The word “age”, for ex

ample, can be used both as verb and as a noun.
Take a look at the following words, and decide their parts of speech in different sentences. How should they be translated respectively? Make sentences with them by using their different parts of speech.

Words

n. 部分

Examples

v. 分离;分开

Make sentences

part
tear

beat
dream

Only a part of his story is true. We tried to part the two fighters. n. 眼泪 v. 撕开 Her eyes are filled with tears. The boy tore the paper up. n. 节奏 v. 心跳 We heart the beat of a drum. His heart beats were getting weaker. n. 梦到 v. 梦想 The soldier often dreamt of their homes. I often have dreams.

3) Oral practice: Suppose your friends are

in trouble, what will you say to them?
Example: When my friend is ill, I will say to him, “………”
Don’t worry. You’ll be well very soon. If you miss your lessons, I will help you to make them up.

Work in groups of four and discuss those situations with your partners.
1) When my friend is misunderstood, I will say to him/her, “ .” 2) When my friend breaks up with his/her lover, I will say, “ .” 3) When my friend fails to pass the exams, I will say, “ .” 4) When my friend is criticized by his/her parents, I will say, “ .”

4) Here is a poem which is made up of 26 letters and expresses the truth of friendship. Try to finish it after class.

A friend is someone who…
Accepts you as you are Believes in you Calls you just to say “Hi” Doesn’t give up on you Envisions the whole of you Forgives your mistakes Gives unconditionally Helps you

Let’ Sing
Be sure to follow the 4 steps.
Step 1 Pay attention to liasion, and imcomplete plosion. Imitate the singer. Sing the song to your partners. Group competition

Step 2 Step 3

Step 4

Further Enjoyment
A Short Story on Friendship
Long time ago in ancient Greece, there lives a man named Socrates, who was highly knowledgeable and an esteemed philosopher. One fine day, a fellow approached him. That person told Socrates that he has some information to tell him about his friend. Before he could even start talking about his friend, Socrates told him to take a test known as the 'Triple Filter Test'.

The first test of the 'Triple Filer Test' was the filter of truth. Socrates asked him if the information he had was the truth. The person said that he had just heard it on the way and was not sure if it was the absolute truth. The second filter was that of goodness. He asked if the information was regarding anything good about his friend. The man said it was actually the opposite. The third filter was that of usefulness. Socrates asked if the information was useful to him in any way. The man replied in the negative.

Socrates then replied that when the information regarding a friend is not true, good or useful, then why it should be conveyed at all. The moral of the story is that you may always participate in loose gossip, but when it comes to your friends ,it is just not worth it. You know

your friends better than others. Therefore, you must avoid talking behind the back of your dearest friends. It only leads to strained relations and shows that you are not reliable or trustworthy as a friend.

Homework
1. Surf on the internet and finish the poem. 2. Sing the song by yourself. 3. Preview the new words in Auld
Lang Syne.

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