My future life
Unit I’m going to miss my classmates
Look at the picture. Answer the questions.
① What’s the special event? ② What is everybody doing? ③ Are you going to have a school leavers’ party?
school leavers' party
Listen and answer the questions.
beat ceiling excuse me fetch flag floor hang menu vacation ① What is Betty doing? She’s dancing.
② What does Betty’s mum think will happen?
She thinks the ceiling will fall down.
③ What does Betty refuse to eat, and why?
A sandwich. Because there’s going to be a menu of international food.
Listen and answer the questions.
④ How are they going to decorate the ball? They’re going to hang up international flags. ⑤ What will Betty’s mum do at the end of the evening? She’ll fetch Betty. ⑥ What happens after the end of term? She’ll have a vacation.
Make notes about:
Their feelings The decorations The music a bit sad wonderful-flags from floor to ceiling cool, a great beat, noisy tony: finish high school education in China, then go home Daming: become an English teacher Hot dogs, ice cream, sandwiches
Their hopes for Always stay friends the future
Do you know … ① What Lingling’s plans are? No, we don’t.
Read the questions and decide if we know the answers.
② What people think of the music? Yes,we do.It’s cool, with a good beat, but a bit noisy.
③ What Tony’s plans are? Yes, we do. He hopes to stay in China.
If you know, answer the questions.
④ What’s on the menu? Yes, we do. He hopes to stay in China. ⑤ What they wish for when they raise their glasses? Yes, we do. Their friendship and the future. ⑥ What Betty’s speech is about? No, we don’t.
Language points :
Try to follow the beat.<n>
he beat the table with his hand. <beat/beaten
drums were beating in the distance. I was out beating the bushes for investors to
split the risk
you can't beat the taste of fresh strawberries
2. Do you intend to stay in China for long?
? 这里intend to do sth表示“打算做某事”。 例如： ? Finny intends to go to Australia next year if all goes well. ? 这里for long相当于for a long time, 表示 “很长时间”。例如： ? -- Have you been waiting for long? ? -- No, not for long, only a few minutes. ? She went out into the garden but she didn’t stay for long.
? The palace is famous for its 17th-century painted ceilings. And there is a fly on the ceiling ? The bathroom has mirrors from ceiling to floor. ? They have put a ceiling on the price of petrol. ? The government has decided to lift/raise price ceilings on bread, milk and other staples.
1.she fetched me a cup of tea. 2.He went back to fetch things from the shops. 3.I hate having to fetch and carry for my husband all day. Why can’t he do more for himself?
接来(某人), 取来(某物) Have you fetched the doctor? 使发出; 吸引 The beauty of the lake f
etched her completely. 售得(若干价钱) How much do you suppose these old books would fetch?
抵达, 到达 He fetched home after his long ride.
3. And we’ll always stay friends.
? The shops stay open until 9 pm.
? He never stays angry for long.
4. I’m going to miss my classmates. ? Be going to 可以表示打算、意图，也可以表示可能性， 比如：It’s going to rain.这句话中的be going to 也是表 示可能。 5. Here’s to our friendship, everyone. ? Here’s to…是祝酒的常用语，意思是“为……干杯”。
1. she raised both arms above her head. 2. the bank raised interest rates. 3. it is hoped that the event will raise ￡ 50,000. 4. he was born and raised in San Francisco. 5. they raised pigs and kept a pony.
? raise one's voice ? when I finally scored the fans raised the roof. ? I raised my glass to Susan. ? 我举杯向苏珊祝酒。 ? she raised her hand to me. ? 她朝我举起拳头。
① How long does your summer vacation last? ② Where do you hang your coat? ③ What color is your bedroom ceiling? ④ What is / was on the menu at your school today? ⑤ When do you say “Excuse me”? when you want to interrupt someone, ask a question of a stranger or you make a mistake. ⑥ What colors are the American flag? Red, white and blue.
Answer the questions.
Listen and repeat this passage from the conversation.
Yes, it’s very enjoyable, / but I feel a
bit sad. / I don’t know when / we’ll
be back in this hall / all together
again. I’m going to miss my
Say this passage aloud. Make sure you pause at the end of each sense group.
? Let’s raise our glasses. Here’s to our
friendship, everyone… and the future! And
now, excuse me. I must make a speech!
Now listen and check.
Think about your plans for the future. Talk about your answers to the questions.
What are your plans and hopes for the future? Are you going to have a school leavers’ party? What will you do on vacation? Will you miss your friends and classmates? Next year I’m going to senior high school. It’s in …
now, so I hope to see all my friends there …
Retell the dialogue as fluently as possible.