in the end head teacher
make a decision 做决定
to one’s surprise 另人惊奇的
有耐心的 even though
take pride in
pay attention to 对…注意
attention 注意;专心 give up
Always use the information around the word or phrase you don’t understand to help you guess the meaning. Using context can help you learn new words and phrases.
work all day and all night
works for 8 hours a day
be a worker
is a singer
is still cool
be a problem child He used to ________________________. Now he is one of the best students in his class __________________________. Why?
His mother’s love helped him to feel good ___________________________. about himself.
Missing language a. How was he able to change? b. and didn’t give up trying to help him c. That’s when I decided to change d. after his father’s death a few years ago e. Even the teacher agreed that Martin was wasting his time
place in reading
5 2 4 1
3b Read the statements below. Circle “TRUE”, “FALSE”, or “DON’T KNOW” according to the reading. 1. Martin is still a bad boy. TRUE FALSE DON’T KNOW 2. There wasn’t enough money for the family. 3. Martin finally understand what his problem was. 4. Martin’s father didn’t use to help him. 5. What his mother said didn’t change Martin’s mind.
TRUE FALSE DON’T KNOW TRUE FALSE DON’T KNOW
TRUE FALSE DON’T KNOW
TRUE FALSE DON’T KNOW
?How old is Martin now? ?What changed his life?
?Did he use to give his mother many problems?
?Why did his mother have to work?
?In the end ,what decision did the mother make?
? What did his mother tell him on the phone?
cause a lot of trouble 1. 造成很多麻烦 2. 一个十五岁的男孩 a fifteen-year-old boy 3. 一个问题孩子 a problem child 4. 和他妈妈最近的一次对话 a recent conversation with his mother 5. 他爸爸去世后 after his father’s death a few years ago 6. 几年前 7. 变得艰难得多become much more difficult 8. 他妈妈支付不了他孩子的学费。
His mother couldn’t afford to pay for her child’s education.
Martin Murray is a fifteen-year-old boy. He used to be a“problem child”, but a recent conversation with his mother changed his life. He didn’t use to give his mother many problems.However, (1)after his father’s death a few years ago, Martin’s life became much more difficult. His mother couldn’t afford to pay for her child’s education. To do this, she had to work, and so (she) was not often at home. death n. 死;死亡 die v.死 dead 死的 afford v.买得起;负担得起(常与can ,could 或be able to连用)
death 1.His father’s __________ made him very sad.
2.He has been dead _______ for 2 year
died 3.He _______ 2 years ago.
dying 4.The old man is ________.He has something to say to his sons.
He’s so poor that he can’t afford to buy a computer.
look after him as well as she can/could
with the police
10.惹事落到警方手里 get into trouble
11.放弃做某事 give up doing
12.最后,最终 in the end/ at last/ finally 13.作了一个艰难的决定 make a difficult 14.送他去一间男孩寄宿学校
send him to a boy’s boarding school
His mother looked after him as well as she could. Unfortunately, Martin still caused problems for himself and his family. He was not interested in studying, and he often got into trouble with the police. Luckily, his mother was very patient, (2) and didn’t give up trying to help him In the end, she made a difficult decision: to send him to a boy’s boarding school. Martin hated it and used to cause a lot of trouble. One day, he told his teacher he wanted to leave the school. Even the teacher agreed that Martin was wasting his time. cause v. 造成；使发生 in the end 最后；终于 himself pron. decision n.决定；决心 (反身代词)他自己；他本身 make a decision patient adj. 有耐性的；忍耐的 下决定；下决心
1.Jim sings better than Sally.
as well as Sally doesn’t sing _____ ______ ______ Jim.
2.Unluckily, he got lost.
Unfortunately he got lost. ____________,
3.She decided to go to college.
made a decision She ______ ____ ______ to go to college. given up 4. His father has ____ ____(放弃)smoking ______(smoke). asted 5. You have w_______ so much time.
a waste of time 浪费时间
15.令某人惊奇的是… to one’s surprise 16.这正是我所需要的。
It was exactly what I needed.
17.帮我明白她给了我多少 help me to understand how much she has given me 18. 即使 even though 19、不再 no longer take pride 20、对……感到自豪 in …/be proud of
everything good I do
make my mother pay more attention to me
The head teacher said it was necessary to talk with his mother. Martin called his mother, but to his surprise, this phone call changed his life. “It was exactly what I needed,” he said. “My mother helped me to understand how much she had given me. She also told me that even though my father was no longer with us, he was watching me, and would always take pride in everything good I do. (4)That’s when I decided to change. I realize that since my father died, I have been afraid of being alone, and have tried to make my mother pay more attention to me.”
even though 即使；纵然；尽管 head teacher 班主任 necessary adj. 必须的；必需的 no longer 不再；已不 take pride in 对…感到自豪 to one’s surprise 令某人惊奇的(是)… attention n. 注意；专心；留心 exactly adv. 正；恰恰 pay attention to 对…注意;
ecessary 1.It’s n___________ for us to learn English.
urprise 2.To my s_________, he has changed a lot.
3.She didn’t live here any longer.
no longer She ____ ____ lived here.
ride 4. He took p_______ in his daughter.
Even though/if 5. _____ ________ (即使) it’s raining hard, we’ll go to the park as usual.
23、最好的学生之一 one of the best students
24、能够 be able to 25、帮助他找到自信 help him to feel good
26、父母的存在对孩子是很重要的 It’s very important for parents to be there for their children.
Now Martin has really changed. He has been working hard, and he is now a top student in his class. (5) How was he able to change?His mother’s love helped him to feel good about himself, and as Martin himself says, “It’s very important for parents to be there for their children.”
根据下面表中的表述,以 changes in our hometown 为题,写一篇短文.
1.Read the article.
2.Revise Unit 2。
3.Write down the article “changes in our hometown” .