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1.Who is the boy? 2.What’s his problem?
He is a fifteen-year-old boy called Martin Murray .
He used to cause a lot of trouble.
3.What changed his life?
A conversation with his mother changed his life.
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
Read the passage quickly and there are 5 sentences missing. Put the sentences into the correct place in the reading. Maybe you will meet some new words, don’t be afraid of them, try to guess them. Missing language a.How was he able to change? 5 b.and didn’t give up trying to help him 2 C.That’s when I decided to change
d.after his father’s 4 death a few days ago e.Even1 teacher the agreed that Martin was wasting his time
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 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 或be able to连用)
1. 造成很多麻烦 cause a lot of trouble 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 6. 几年前 a few years ago 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.
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 himself pron. (反身代词)他自己；他本身 in the end 最后；终于 decision n.决定；决心 make a decision
patient adj. 有耐性的；忍耐的
9.尽她所能照顾好他 look after him as well as she can
10.惹事落到警方手里 get into trouble with the police
give up try to help him
13.最后,最终 in the end/ at last/ finally 14.作了一个艰难的决定 make a difficult decision 15.送他去一间男孩寄宿学校
send him to a boy’s boarding school
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;留心
16.令某人惊奇的是… to one’s surprise 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 in …/be 20、对……感到自豪 proud of 21、我做的每一件好事
everything good I do
make my mother pay more attention to me
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.”
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
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
What can make those students who cause a lot of trouble change themselves? Why? 1. Love 2. Care 3. Help 4. Chance 5. Understanding 6. Ambition (雄心,志向) 7. …
What are nice ways for you to express your feelings and love to your parents?
1.to share homework with parents 2.to send parents small gifts on parent's day or their birthday 3. to write a letter or a card to express how much we love them 4. to try to study hard 5. to do a part-time job to reduce parents' burden 6….
2. Write a story about yo
and your parents.