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2014外研版九年级英语Module7Unit 2课件

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Unit 2 Knives and forks are used for most food.


Do as the Romans Do
There's a saying, "When in Rome, do as the Romans do." And when you eat Western food, do as the Westerners do. Here are some things you may wish to know about eating together in the West. In the West, lunch is eaten later, always after midday, sometimes at one o'clock. Dinner is served around 7 p.m. or even later. In Spain it's usual to eat lunch at 2 p.m. and dinner at 10 p.m.!

At the start of a meal the Chinese usually say "manman chi". The French say "Bon appetit", and the Italians say "Buon appetito". But there's no similar expression in English! "Enjoy your meal" is usually only said by a waiter. For "ganbei", you can say "Cheers"!

Chopsticks are only used when people eat Chinese food. Knives and forks are used for most food. The fork is held in your left hand and the knife in your right, and the food is held with the fork and cut with the knife. Americans often cut all their food first, and then put the fork in their right hand to eat it. Soup is drunk with a spoon. However, there is some food which can be eaten with your fingers, such as chicken legs, seafood, bread and cake.

At the start of a meal, if you're the guest, you'll be invited to serve yourself ("Help yourself!"), or your plate will be filled by your host ("Can I serve you?"). If you've been given something you don't like, it should be pushed to the edge of the plate and left. You don't have to say why, but if you feel an explanation is required, just say, "I'm sorry. I can't eat this." No one will be cross. If you're offered more food, but can't eat any more, just say, "No, thanks. It was delicious, but I've had enough."

Generally, fewer dishes are prepared than in China. It isn't thought to be so important to offer too much food. Finally, it's sometimes difficult to know when the meal is over. If you've been invited to dinner by Western friends, you'll know that you're expected to stay and talk around the dinner table long after the last dish has been brought to the table, and it's thought quite rude if you leave as soon as you finish eating. The golden rule is: Watch the other people. Do as they do.

Read the passage and answer the questions 1. Who is the passage written for? a) A Western eating a Chinese meal. b) A Chinese person eating a western meal. c) A Chinese person eating a Chinese meal.

d) A Westerner eating in a Chinese home.

2. What is the tone of the passage? a) Serious. b) Conversational. c) Formal.

d) Strict.

3. Where might you see a passage like this? a) In a travel magazine. b) In a dictionary. c) In an instruction manual. d) In a news magazine.

3.Complete the column in the West with notes.

In the West Meal
Lunch: after midday (after 12, around 1 pm); dinner: around 7 pm or later

In China
Lunch: around 12:00 Supper: around 7:00 pm

Things to

at the start of a meal: in France: Bon appetite.


in Italy: Buon

in Britain: nothing
is s


In Britain: Cheers!

How to eat Most food is eaten chopsticks food with a knife and fork. Being

You may be asked Suibian
to serve yourself,


chi, hai
yao ma?

or be served by
your host.

Refusing Politely say you food can’t eat or don’t want any more. Number Fewer dishes are of dishes offered than in

Wo chi

hao le.

than the



At the end People stay and
of the meal talk around the table; it’s rude to leave as soon

The same as the West.

as the meal is

Language points
1. There’s a saying, “When in Rome, do as
the Romans do.”

有一句谚语, “入乡随俗”。
在该句中,do as the Romans do的意思是


While in the chemistry lab, do as I say,
please. 在化学实验室, 请按照我说的去做。

As I mentioned in my last letter, I’ll be back in Tianjin in June. 正如我上封信提到的,我将在6月份回到 天津。

2. No one will be cross. 没有人会生气的。
这里cross是形容词, 表示“生气的”。

The old lady was really cross when the

boy’s ball broke her window.
那个小孩儿的球打破了老太太的窗户, 她很

All right, you two, don’t get cross with each

好了, 你们两个不要互相怨气了。

我们还学过cross用作动词,表示“横穿, 穿过, 交叉”。例如: It took them two months to cross the desert. 他们用了两个月横穿沙漠。 She was sitting on the floor with her legs crossed. 她盘着腿坐在地上。

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