Unit 2 I’ll help to clean up the city parks. Section A
2d Role-play the conversation.
Helen: Hi, Tom. I’m making some plans to work in an old people’s home this summer. Tom: Really? I did that last summer.
Helen: Oh, what did they ask you to help out with?
Tom: Mmm… things like reading the newspaper to the old people, or just talking to them. They told me stories about the past and things used to be.
Helen: That sounds interesting.
Tom: Helen: You’re right. I mean, we’re all going to be old one day, too.
3a Read the article. What do Mario and Mary volunteer to do?
Mario Gereen Mary Brown from Riverside High School give uphelp others,
Mario loves animals and wants to be an animal doctor. He volunteers at an animal hospital every Saturday morning. Mario believes it can help him to get his future dream job. “ It’s hard work,” he says, “ but I want to learn more about how to care for animals. I get such a strong of when I see the animals get better and the look of joy on their s’ faces.
Mary is a book lover. She could read by herself at the age of four. Last year, she decided to try out for a volunteer after-school reading program. She stills work there once a week to help kids learn to read. “The kids are sitting in the library, but you can see in their eyes that they’re going on a different olunteering here is a dream come true for me. I can do what I love to do and help others at the same time.”
3b Read the article again and answer the questions
1. Why do Mario and Mary to help others? 2.What do they say about volunteering? 3c Use infinitives to complete the sentences below.
1. Mario would like _________ an animal doctor.
2. He works for an animal hospital because he wants _______ about how______ for animals.
3. Mary decided ______ out for a job at an after-school program last year. She still works there now______ kids learn to read.
4. Mary has a dream job because she can do what she loves _______.
4a Fill in the blanks with the phrasal verbs in the box.
1. I want to ________ my plan to work in an animal hospital until next summer. I’m too busy with my studies this year.
2. She hopes to _______ at least five primary schools to ask if they need volunteers for their after-school programs.
3. Our class is trying to_____________ some ideas to _________sick children because they are often sad.
4. We decided to ________ the book sale. We will _________ the money from the sale to homeless people.
4b Fill in the blanks with the correct forms of the verbs in the box.
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Most people today are only worried about getting good jobs________ lots of money. In their free time, they think about what _______ fo fun or relaxation. However, few people think about what they can do _______ others. There are many people who are less lucky than us. Volunteering our time to help these people is a good way ________ our free time. Foe example, we can make plans_________ sick children in the hospital or even stop doing their jobs for a few months to a year _______ another country, like Africa, and help people there.
2b Skim the letter and answer the questions.
1. Who wrote the letter to Miss Li? Why? 2. What did Miss Li do?
I’ll send you a photo of lucky
Dear Miss Li,
I’d like to thank you for giving money for Animal Helpers. I’m sure you know that this group was set up to help people like me. You helped to make it possible for me to have Lucky. Lucky makes a big difference to my life. Let me tell you my story.
What would it be like to be or you can’t walk or use your hands easily. Most people would never think about this, but many people have these . I can’t use my arms or legs well, so normal things like answering the telephone, opening and closing doors, or carrying things are difficult for me. Then one day last year, a friend of mine helped me out. She talked to Animal Helpers about getting me a specialmight cheer me up. I love animals and I was excited about the idea of having a dog.
After six months of training with a dog at Animal Helpers. I was able to bring him home. My dog’s name is Lucky—a good name for him because I feel very lucky to have him. You see, I’m only able to have a “dog-helper” because of your many English words. He can understand me when I give him orders. For example, I say, “Lucky! Get my book,” and he does it at once.
Lucky is a fantastic dog. I’ll send you a photo of him if you like, and I could show you how he helps me. Thank you again for my life.
2. Fill in the blanks with the appropriate phrasal verbs or infinitives.
Last week, everyone was trying _____ up Jimmy, the Bike Boy. He was unhappy because he _______ of money_______ old bikes. He _____ some signs asking for old bikes and ______ all his friends on the phone______ them about the problem. He even_______ notices at the supermarket. Then he told the teachers at school about his problem and they _______ a call-in center for parents. The ideas that he ________ with worked out fine. He now has 16 bikes______ up and ______ to children who don’t have bikes.