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Word Web Read and Think Think and Speak Helen Keller Helen Keller’s Chronology Helen Keller’s Miracle

Directions: What types of disabilities do you know? What words will occur to you whenever we mention the word “disability”? Write down as many words as possible. Physical Disability blindness, color blindness, deafness, deaf-muteness, dumbness, paralysis, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, diabetes, brain injury Mental Disability learning disability, phobia, anxiety disorder, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder Developmental Disability attention deficit disorder, hyperactivity, mental retardation

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Substance Abuse alcoholism, Nicotine addiction, drug abuse

Word Web Read and Think Think and Speak Helen Keller Helen Keller’s Chronology Helen Keller’s Miracle

Directions: Read the following introduction to sight diseases. Compared with what you have learned about the diseases before, is this introduction more informative? What new knowledge can you get from it?

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Word Web Read and Think Think and Speak Helen Keller Helen Keller’s Chronology Helen Keller’s Miracle

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What can people with sight problems see? Being blind does not always mean living in total darkness. Fortynine percent of the blind people and eighty percent of the partially sighted people can recognize a friend at one arm’s length. Other people will be affected by eye diseases in different ways: some will have no central vision or no vision to the sides; others may see a patchwork of blank and defined areas; or everything may be seen as a vague blur. ? Glaucoma (青光眼) can result in tunnel vision, where all side vision is lost and only central vision remains. ? Diabetic (糖尿病) retinopathy (视网膜眼疾) can cause blurred and patchy vision. ? Macular degeneration can lead to the loss of central vision whilst side vision remains. It should be remembered that people are affected by eye diseases in different ways. You should not assume that you know what someone can see simply because you know what eye diseases they have.

Word Web Read and Think Think and Speak Helen Keller Helen Keller’s Chronology Helen Keller’s Miracle

1. Imagine you, who used to have good sight, now were told to have only three days to see. How would you spend the last three days with your sight?

If I had only three days to see, I would…

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2. Exchange your ideas with your classmates to see whose decisions are the most impressive.

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Helen Keller: (1880-1968) deaf-blind American author, activist and lecturer

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Word Web Read and Think Think and Speak Helen Keller Helen Keller’s Chronology Helen Keller’s Miracle

Helen Keller was born in 1880 in northern Alabama, USA.

Nineteen months after she was born, she was extremely ill, and lost both her sight and hearing. When she was seven, her parents hired a tutor named Anne Sullivan. She taught Helen to read and write and how to think. Helen entered Radcliffe College, the women’s branch of Harvard University at the age of 20. Her first book, The Story of My Life, was translated into many languages. She also did research, gave speeches all around the world, and helped raise money for many organizations for the blind. Helen received dozens of awards, such as the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor that an American civilian can receive. She died in her sleep in 1968.

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Word Web Read and Think Think and Speak Helen Keller Helen Keller’s Chronology Helen Keller’s Miracle

Time

Events

June 27, 1880 She was born at Ivy Green in Tuscumbia, Alabama. February, 1882 She lost both her sight and hearing after being struck by illness. March 3, 1887 She met Anne Sullivan, her life-long teacher. June 28, 1904 She received a Bachelor of Arts degree, graduating from Radcliffe College of Harvard University. June,1955 She received an honorary degree from Harvard University, the first woman to be so honored.

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Time

Events

September,1964 She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.

June 1, 1968

She passed away in her sleep.

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Word Web Read and Think Think and Speak Helen Keller Helen Keller’s Chronology Helen Keller’s Miracle

She couldn’t see or hear, but she was a college graduate, a productive writer, a world-famous speaker, and eventually she became a heroine and icon. Helen Keller made herself a miracle. a college graduate: She learnt to read French, German, Greek, and Latin. She was the first deaf and blind person to attend college and graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Radcliffe College of Harvard University. a productive writer: She wrote nearly a dozen books and a lot more articles. Her first book, The Story of My Life, was translated into many languages. One of her most famous books The Teacher was later made into a play called The Miracle Worker.

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a world-famous speaker:
Word Web Read and Think Think and Speak Helen Keller Helen Keller’s Chronology Helen Keller’s Miracle

She traveled all over the world, visiting many countries on fi

ve different continents, to give speeches and help raise money for many organizations for the blind, such as the American Foundation for the Blind and the American Foundation for the Overseas Blind, which is now called Helen Keller Worldwide. a heroine and icon: She inspired many works of art, including two Oscarwinning movies. TIME features her as one of the most influential people of the twentieth century. She is categorized as a Hero and Icon, who exemplifies “courage, selflessness, superhuman ability and amazing grace”.

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Anne Sullivan was born on April 14, 1866. She got illness in her eyes at 3, which later caused her to be visually impaired. Anne moved to the Perkins Institution for the Blind at 14. Six years later, in 1886, she graduated from college. When she was only 20 years old, she became Helen’s teacher. She changed Helen from a bad-tempered kid into a gentle child. Then she taught Helen to read and write, but most importantly, she taught Helen how to think. Anne spent the rest of her life, 49 years, with Helen till she died in 1936. She helped Helen fulfill her life and was considered a miracle worker. April 5, 1887 was a day that both Helen and Anne couldn’t forget, when Anne made the “miracle” breakthrough, teaching Helen that everything had a name by spelling W-A-T-E-R into Helen’s hand as water flew over her palm.

Directions: The following sentences are quoted from the text. Rearrange them into logical order.
Sentence Rearrangement Further Understanding Questions and Answers True or False Interview

1. We should live each day with a gentleness, a vigor, and a keenness of appreciation which are often lost when time stretches before us in the constant panorama of more days and months and years to come. 2. Sometimes I have thought it would be an excellent rule to live each day as if we should die tomorrow. 3. There are those, of course, who would adopt the motto of “Eat, drink, and be merry”, but most people would be punished by the certainty of death. 4. Such an attitude would emphasize sharply the value of life.

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Directions: Read Paragraphs 1 - 5 and answer the following questions.
Sentence Rearrangement Further Understanding Questions and Answers True or False Interview

1. Why does Helen Keller think that it would be an excellent rule to live each day as if we should die tomo

rrow? Because she believes that such an attitude would emphasize sharply the value of life. 2. According to Helen Keller, what is the right way to live each day? According to her, we should live each day with a gentleness, a vigor, and a keenness of appreciation.

Sentence Rearrangement Further Understanding Questions and Answers True or False Interview

3. What does Helen Keller mean by saying that most of us take life for granted? Although we all know that we will die sooner or later, we tend to picture that day as far in the future. So, we go about our petty tasks, hardly aware of our listless attitudes towards life. In other words, we take life for granted. 4. What does Helen Keller think of the attitude that most of us adopt towards our faculties and senses? She thinks that we tend to take our abilities to see and hear for granted and seldom make the fullest use of these blessed faculties. That is why we often fail to make our life fuller and richer.

Sentence Rearrangement Further Understanding Questions and Answers True or False Interview

Directions: Read Paragraphs 6-10 to see whether the following statements are true or false. 1. People are blessed if they are stricken blind and deaf. ( F ) It would be a blessing if people were stricken blind and deaf for a few days at some time during his early adult life. 2. Helen showed disbelief when her friend said she had seen nothing particular during a long walk in the woods. ( F ) She had been accustomed to such responses and believed that the seeing see little. 3. Helen thought that she “saw” more things than the seeing people just through touch. ( T )

Sentence Rearrangement Further Understanding Questions and Answers True or False Interview

4. Blind as she was, Helen was more sensitive to the world than us healthy people. (T )

5. The seeing should make better use of sight to add fullness to life. ( F ) The seeing should use sight not only for convenience but also for adding fullness to life.

Sentence Rearrangement Further Understanding Questions and Answers True or False Interview

Directions: Work in pairs to perform an interview between a correspondent and Helen Keller. The topic you are talking about is the right attitudes we should hold to our faculties and lives. Your conversation can be based on the text and the interview should cover the following points: 1. How do most of us view life and death? 2. How do most of us view our faculties? 3. How should we live each day? 4. How should we make use of our faculties and senses?

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We tend to take what we have for granted, and seldom do we think about the value of life. Yet, Helen Keller, being both blind and deaf, taught us how to make the fullest use of our wonderful senses to appreciate life from a wholly different view — with love and passion.

Three Days to See Helen Keller
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All of us have read thrilling stories in which the hero had only a limited and specified time to live. Sometimes it

was as long as a year; sometimes as short as twenty-four hours. But always we were interested in discovering just how the doomed man chose to spend his last days or his last hours. I speak, of course, of free men who have a choice, not condemned criminals whose sphere of activities is strictly confined. Such stories set us thinking, wondering what we should do under similar circumstances. What events, what experiences, what associations, should we crowd into those last hours as mortal beings? What happiness should we find in reviewing the past, what regrets?

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Sometimes I have thought it would be an excellent rule to live each day as if we should die tomorrow. Such an attitude would emphasize sharply the value of life. We should live each day with a gentleness, a vigor, and a keenness of appreciation which are often lost when time stretches before us in the constant panorama of more days and months and years to come. There are those, of course, who would adopt the motto of “Eat, drink, and be merry”, but most people would be punished by the certainty of death. Most of us take life for granted. We know that one day we must die, but usually we picture that day as far in the future. When we are in good health, death is all but unimaginable. We seldom think of it. The days stretch out endlessly. So we go about our petty tasks, hardly aware of our listless attitude towards life.

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The same listlessness, I am afraid, characterizes the use of all our faculties and senses. Only the deaf appreciate hearing, only the blind realize the blessings that lie in sight. Particularly does this observation apply to those who have lost sight and hearing in adult life. But those who have never suffered loss of sight or hearing damage seldom make the fullest use of these blessed faculties. Their eyes and ears take in all sights and sounds hazily, without concentration, and with little appreciation. It is the same old story of not being grateful for what we have until we lose it, of not being conscious of health until we are ill.

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I have often thought it would be a blessing if each human being were stricken blind and deaf for a few days at some time during his early adult life. Darkness would make him more appreciative of sight; silence would teach him the joys of sound. Now and then I have tested my seeing friends to discover what they see. Recently I was visited by a very good friend who had just returned from a long walk in the woods, and I asked her what she had observed. “Nothing in particular,” she replied. I might have shown disbelief had I not been accustomed to such responses, for long ago I became convinced that the seeing see little.

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How was it possible, I asked myself, to walk for an hour through the woods and see nothing worthy of note? I who cannot see find hundreds of things to interest me through mere touch. I feel the delicate symmetry of a leaf. I pass my hands lovingly

about the smooth skin of a silver birch, or the rough bark of a pine. In spring I touch the branches of trees hopefully in search of a bud, the first sign of awakening Nature after her winter’s sleep. I feel the delightful texture of a flower, and discover its remarkable folds; and something of the miracle of Nature is revealed to me. Occasionally, if I am very fortunate, I place my hand gently in a small tree and feel the happy quiver of a bird in full song. I am delighted to have cool waters of a brook rush through my open fingers. To me a thick carpet of pine needles or soft grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug. To me the colorful seasons are a thrilling and unending drama, the action of which streams through my finger tips.

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At times my heart cries out with longing to see all these things. If I can get so much pleasure from mere touch, how much more beauty must be revealed by sight. Yet, those who have eyes apparently see little. The panorama of color and action which fills the world is taken for granted. It is human, perhaps, to appreciate little that which we have and to long for that which we have not, but it is a great pity that in the world of light the gift of sight is used only as a mere convenience rather than as a means of adding fullness to life. Oh, the things that I should see if I had the power of sight for three days!

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All of us have read thrilling stories in which the hero had only a limited and specified time to live. What is the usage of “thrilling”, “limited” and “specified” here?

They are -ing and -ed forms of verbs used as adjectives. In the -ing case the noun being modified is the doer of the action and in the -ed case the noun being modified is often the receiver of the action.

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We should live each day with a gentleness, a vigor, and a keenness of appreciation which are often lost when time stretches before us in the constant panorama of more days and months and years to come. 1. What does the word “which” refer to here? A gentleness, a vigor, and a keenness of appreciation.

2. Why do most of us lose the gentleness, the vigor and the keenness of appreciation?
Because day after day, time seems to be endless in our life.

3. Translate this sentence into Chinese.
每一天我们都应该怀着柔情, 充满活力, 心存感激, 而这些在来日方长时 却常被我们所忽视。

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So we go about our petty tasks, hardly aware of our listless attitude towards life. 1. What does this sentence imply? We spend our life on meaningless things, but never realize that we are so indifferent to the true value of life. 2. Translate the sentence into Chinese.
所以我们忙于琐事, 几乎不曾意识到自己对生活的态度有多么冷漠。

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Particularly does this observation apply to those who have lost sight and hearing in adult life. What rhetorical device is used in this sentence? Inver

sion is used in this sentence. This is a partial inversion with the word “particularly” at the beginning of the sentence.

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I might have shown disbelief had I not been accustomed to such responses, … What can we infer from this part of the sentence? The author has been used to getting responses like this, so such responses don’t seem so unbelievable to her.

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How was it possible, I asked myself, to walk for an hour through the woods and see nothing worthy of note? What do you think may be the answer to the question according to the author? Why?

Yes, it is really possible because the people who are able to see always take what they see for granted, and pay little attention to them.

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In spring I touch the branches of trees hopefully in search of a bud, the first sign of awakening Nature after her winter’s sleep. Translate this sentence into Chinese.
春天里,我怀着希望触摸着树枝寻找新芽,那是大自然从冬眠中苏 醒第一个征象。

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To me the colorful seasons are a thrilling and unending drama, the action of which streams through my finger tips. Translate this sentence into Chinese.
对我来说,多彩的季节如同一场动人心魄的永无完结的戏剧,剧中 情节从我的指尖流过。

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It is human, perhaps, to appreciate little that which we have and to long for that which we have not, ... Paraphrase this part of the sentence. Perhaps it is common to all human beings that we seldom feel thankful for what we have and that we are eager to own what we haven’t.

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…but it is a great pity that in the world of light the gift of sight is used only as a mere convenience rather than as a means of adding fullness to life. 1. How do those who are able to see use the gift of sight according to the author? They just use it as a means of convenience to live.

2. How should those who are able to see use the gift of sight according to the author? It should be used as a means to make our life fuller.

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thrilling: adj. exciting and interesting It is such a thrilling experience to see the vast African landscape.

The book is another thrilling story of mystery and suspense.

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specify: v. state sth. in an exact and detailed way These toys can’t reach the standards the state has specified.

The order specifies a December deadline for completion of the work.

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condemn: v. give sb. a severe punishment after deciding they are guilty of a crime; say very strongly that you do not approve of sth. or sb., especially because you think it is morally wrong The prisoner was condemned to death. We all strongly condemn violence of any sort.
我们强烈谴责任何形式的暴力行为。

Patterns: condemn sb. for doing sth. condemn sb. to sth. condemn sb. / sth. as sth.

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confine: v. keep sb. or sth. within the limits of a particular activity or

subject; if you are confined to a place, you have to stay in that place, especially because you are ill He is confined to bed with illness.
这次事故之后她坐在轮椅上度过了后半生。

She was confined to a wheelchair for the rest of her life after the accident. She confines her speech to environmental pollution. CF: confine, imprison & jail
这些动词均含“监禁”之意。 confine 指把某人关在监狱里,一般罪比较重。 imprison 较正式用词,指把某人关在监狱里面或者阻止某人离开某地。 把某人关进监狱,一般罪比较轻。 jail

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Directions: Fill in the blanks with the three words above. Change the form where necessary. imprisoned 1. The murderer will be __________ for the rest of his life. 2. Jane hates the job as a secretary because she feels _______ confined in the office all day. jailed 3. He attacked a policeman after getting drunk, and was _____ for two weeks. confine 4. It’s cruel to _______ a bird to a cage.

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appreciative of sth.: grateful for sth. The guests are quite appreciative of the host’s entertainment. A good boss should be appreciative of what the staff do for him.

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in / under…circumstances: under the conditions that affect a situation, action, event, etc.
你在目前这种情况下退出是不明智的。

It is unwise for you to quit under the present circumstances.
In no circumstances should you leave your baggage unattended in the airport.

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emphasize: v. say sth. in a strong way He repeatedly emphasized the importance of team spirit.

keen: adj.
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1) sb. with a keen mind is quick to understand things a keen observer a keen mind

2) sb. who is keen on sth. is very interested in it or enjoys doing it very much
She is keen on ballet.

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adopt: v. start to deal with or think about sth. in a particular way We adopted new methods to cultivating tulips this year.
新技术的采用提高了产品的质量。

The newly-adopted techniques improved the quality of products.

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take … for granted: expect that sb. or sth. will always be there when you need them and never think how important or useful they are; believe that sth. is true without making sure Most of us, busy with work, take our family for granted.
不要想当然地认为努力一定会换来成功。

Don’t take it for granted that hard work is certainly followed by success.

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picture: v. imagine sth. by making an image in your mind I had never met John, but I pictured him as a pale, thin young man wearing glasses.

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characterize: v. be typical of a person, place or thing Picasso’s work The Tragedy is characterized by dominant use of blue. The spacious entrance hall characterizes all the buildings here.

deaf: adj.
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1) physically unable to hear anything or unable to hear well It is amazing that the deaf people can dan

ce so beautifully without hearing the music. 2) be unwilling to hear or listen to sth. The manager is deaf to the customer’s complaints. She was deaf to his pleas.

Collocations: deaf and dumb deaf as a post be deaf to sth. fall on deaf ears

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take in: understand and remember new facts and information The smart boy can always take in what the teacher teaches in class quickly.
我怀疑他是否真的听进了我说的话, 他看起来心不在焉的。

I doubt whether he really takes in what I am saying; he seems so be absent-minded.

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grateful: adj. feeling that you want to thank sb. because of sth. kind that they have done, or showing this feeling We are really very grateful to you for all you have done for us. The winner smiled at his parents, grateful for their support. CF: grateful & appreciative
这两个形容词均有“感谢的、感激的”之意。 普通用词,强调因对方的恩惠、好意或帮助,从内心产生 grateful 的感激之情。

He felt grateful for his friends’ help when he was in trouble. appreciative 与grateful基本同义,但语气较强,强调以行动或言语来
感谢。

The millionaire’s generosity shows he is really appreciative for his family members’ support to his business.

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conscious: adj. noticing or realizing sth. I was conscious that I made a mistake. On seeing the new-born baby, the young father became conscious of his responsibilities.

CF: aware, conscious & sensible
这些形容词均含“意识到的”之意。 aware 强调通过耳闻目睹或感觉而得到的信息,也指敏锐的观察和 推断。强调感知,多于of一起用。 conscious 指内心的感觉,强调复杂的心理活动。 sensible 强调通过直觉或理性感觉或意识到某物的存在。

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Directions: Fill in the blanks with the three words above. conscious 1. I had to make a / an _________ effort not to be rude to him. 2. She is ________ of the dangers of her position. sensible conscious 3. One’s _________ motives are often different from one’s subconscious ones. _____ 4. He concentrated on his job so much that he was not aware of the time.

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stricken: adj. very badly affected by trouble, illness, unhappiness, etc. The little boy was stricken with fever.

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response: n. sth. that is said or written as a reply
首相对记者的提问不予回答。

The Prime Minister made no response to the journalist’s questions. The workers got a favorable response to their pay demands.

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convince: v. make sb. feel certain that sth. is true The jury was convinced that he was innocent.
他终于让我相信了他的真诚。

He eventually convinced me of his sincerity. The newspaper article has convinced me that smoking is a dangerous habit. Patterns: convince sb. of sth. convince sb. (that)…

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worthy of: being deserved to be thought about or treated in

a particular way Helen Keller’s contributions are worthy of the honor they offered her.
他的成就值得给予最高赞赏。

His achievements are worthy of the highest praise.

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sign: n. an event, fact, etc. that shows that sth. is happening or that sth. is true or exists All the signs show that our guess will turn out to be true.
警方彻底搜查了房屋, 没有发现任何非法闯入的迹象。

The police searched the house thoroughly, but found no signs of a break-in.
CF: sign & indication
这两个名词均为“迹象”之意。 指一些事实或者迹象,这些事实能证明某些事情正在发生 sign 或者某事是真的或的确存在。例如:

Signs of this illness are rapid breathing and a weak pulse. indication 特指人的一些言行使人相信某些事情已经,正在或即将发
生。例如:

The two leaders greet each other warmly, which is an indication that the situation will take a favorable turn.

awaken: v.
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1. wake up or to make sb. wake up She was awakened to take her turn on guard.
半夜我被房间里奇怪的声音吵醒了。

I was awakened by the strange sounds in my bedroom at midnight. 2. if sth. awakens an emotion, interest, memory, etc., it makes you suddenly begin to feel that emotion, etc. Many people are still not awakened to the importance of environmental protection. The children are awakened to the danger of their behavior.

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reveal: v. make known sth. that was previously secret or unknown The special agent didn’t reveal his identity until the last moment.
这桩法律界的丑闻终于被一位勇敢的记者在报纸上披露了出来。

This scandal in the law was finally revealed in the newspaper by a brave journalist.
CF: reveal, disclose & expose
这些动词均有“揭露,揭示”之意。 reveal 指的是说出或揭开一个秘密,或不为人知的事情。其范围可以 公开的也可以是私下的。 disclose 强调的是公开揭露不为人所知的事实或名字。 expose 指的是公开揭露一些组织或个人的秘密行为,且揭露者认为公众 有权知道这些不可告人的秘密。

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Directions: Fill in the blanks with the three words above. Change the form where necessary.

1. Our company has just ________ its new plan for the coming revealed new year. 2. The investigation ________ that the pilot had no experience disclosed of the radar system in use at the time of the crash. 3. My friend suddenly ________ that she had broken up with revealed her boyfriend when we were chatting. 4. The public called for the politician’s resignation soon after his ________ criminal activities were exposed to the media.

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long for: want sth. very much, especially when it seems unlikely to happen soon All the children are longing for the festival. On his birthday he got the present he had longed for, a new bicycle. Patterns: long to do sth. long for sb. to do s

th. long for sth.

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convenience: n. sth. that is useful because it saves you time or means that you have less work to do Folding chairs give us the convenience of storing them in limited space. They rented an apartment with all the modern conveniences.

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1. 扣人心弦的故事 2. 有限的时间

a thrilling story limited and specified time

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3. 判刑的罪犯
4. 活动范围 5. 在类似的处境下 6. 人生的价值 7. 完全无法想象

condemned criminals
sphere of activities under similar circumstances the value of life all but unimaginable

8. 没有尽头
9. 冷漠的态度 10. 意识到

stretch out endlessly
listless attitude be conscious of

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11. 习惯 12. 没什么特别的 13. 值得注意

be accustomed to nothing in particular be worthy of note through mere touch delicate symmetry

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14. 只凭触摸
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15. 精巧对称 16. 寻找 17. 苏醒的大自然 18. 放声歌唱的小鸟 19. 不时地

in search of
awakening Nature a bird in full song at times

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Directions: Listen to the passage and fill in the blanks with what you hear. Zhang Haidi was born in _____ in Shandong Province. 1955 four She became a paraplegic at the age of five following _______ _________ operations for the ________ of tumors in her spine. removal ______________ She never went to school, but through diligent self-study, she learned to read books on politics, literature and ________ medical ________. She also learned foreign languages, including science English, Japanese and German. She became a model for her _______________________ intellectual accomplishments and her _______ to serving others among Chinese young devotion advocate people in 1980’s. She remains an _________ for the rights of ______________ and for the improvement and accessibility of the disabled ______________ for them. public facilities In 2001, Zhang, an avid ______________, was invited to Internet surfer on-line school act as the headmaster of China’s first _____________ . Aside from her duties as headmaster, Zhang has become a writer foreign literature and translates _____________ with her husband.

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Helen Keller thought that we should live each day with appreciation. No matter how great a person’s achievement is, he should always live with appreciation for people around him. Here is a list of people whom you might want to express your gratitude to. Discuss what you want to thank them for with your classmates. 1. Mother:

She gives me life. She takes care of me. She fills my heart with love. She makes me wonderful meals every day. She forgives me for whatever I d

o. She is always proud of me.

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2. Father: He teaches me how to be a man. He fills my heart with confidence with his trust. He builds up my sense of responsibility. He encourages me whenever I get frustrated. He works hard to afford my decent education. 3. Friends: They share my happiness, sadness and success sincerely. They give me a hand whenever I am in difficulty. They always remember my birthday. They send me greetings on important days no matter how far away they are. They are willing to hear my little secrets without laughing at me.

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4. Teachers: They impart knowledge to us. They teach us how to think. They tolerate our stupid mistakes. They treat all of us equally. They witness our growing up with great patience.

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Directions: The pictures in this section are based on the text you have learned. You are required to talk about them first in small groups and then in class.

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1. A brief introduction 1) Subjunctive mood is often used in the case of a condition which is considered impossible. It would be a blessing if each human being were stricken blind and deaf for a few days at some time during his early adult life. 2) When the word if is omitted, the subordinate clause must be inverted. It would be a blessing were each human being stricken blind and deaf for a few days at some time during his early adult life.

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3) More examples from the text:

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It would be an excellent rule to live each day as if we should die tomorrow. I might have shown disbelief had I not been accustomed to such responses. Oh, the things that I should see if I had the power of sight for three days!

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2. Homework Do you have any wishes which are impossible to realize for the moment? Choose one to describe with no more than 100 words. Remember to use the subjunctive mood in your description.

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1. We walk by faith, not by sight.
我们用信念前进, 而非视觉。

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2. Learning is the eye of the mind.
知识是心灵的眼睛。

3. One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done. — Curie, Polish physicist
不要注意已经做了哪些,只要去考虑还有哪些要做的。 —— 波兰物理学家 居里夫人

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4. Our destiny offers not the cup of despair, but the chalice of opportunity. — Nixon, American President
命运给我们的不是失望之酒, 而是机会之杯。 —— 美国总统 尼克松

5. The highest result of education is tolerance. — Helen Keller, American Writer
宽容是教育的最好成果。 —— 美国作家 海伦?凯勒


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