高二英语选修七Unit 5 Reading
Unit 5 Reading
Fast reading 1. What is the main idea of the article? Give one sentence to describe it. Glance quickly through the magazine article and find out the answers to these questions. 1. Which country is Xie Lei studying in now? 2. How old is she now? 3. Who does she live with? 4. Did Xie lei get a good mark for her first essay? 5. How is her life now? Match the main idea with each paragraph. No.1 Xie Lei’s preparation year(一年预科) P1 P2 No.2 Benefits of her preparation course P3 No.3 The author’s best wish for XieLei P4 No.4 Benefits of living with a host family P5 No.5 Xie Lei’s new plan P6 No.6 Xie Lei, a Chinese girl, came to study in London P7 No.7 Xie Lei’s difficulty getting used to a new way of life Detailed reading (1) What is Xie Lei in England for? How long has she been in England? (2) Why is she doing a preparation course first? (3) Why did she feel like a child when she first arrived in England? (4) Which two types of people have helped Xie Lei most since she came to England? (5) Why has Xie Lei decided to join a few clubs? Mark True (T) or False (F): 1. From the text we can infer that “I” am a reporter of a newspaper. 2. Xie Lei’s tutor seemed dissatisfied with her first essay because she didn’t give her own opinion. 3. Xie Lei came to London to study at a university a year ago. 4. Xie Lei has completed the preparation course.
5. Xie Lei planned to join a few clubs hoping to make some new friends. 6. Xie Lei is hard-working and she doesn’t give up easily. Choose the best answer. (1) According to the first paragraph, which of the following is TRUE about Xie Lei? A. She went to London first by plane and then by bus. B. This was not her first time to be abroad. C. She was not willing to go to London. D. She had been in London for half a year. (2) Why did Xie Lei’s tutor seem dissatisfied with her first essay? A. Because she didn’t give her own opinions at all. B. Because there were too many mistakes in it. C. Because what she wrote made no sense. D. Because her opinions were different from her tutor’s. 3 . Xie Lei’s purpose of going to London is_______. A. for a travelling B. for seeing her friends C. for a business qualification D. for finding a new job 4 . ____ have helped Xie Lei most since she came to England. A. Her classmates B. Her friends C. Her host family and teachers D. Her family 5. Why did Xie Lei choose to live with a host family? A. She felt lonely being away from her parents. B. She couldn’t afford to live in student apartments. C. There were other college students in a host family. D. It was better for her to learn about the new culture and make her life easy. 6. What will Xie Lei do to fit in well? A. Try to avoid being homesick. B. Take part in more social activities. C. Make some new friends. D. Spend more time studying. 7. We can learn from the passage Xie Lei is _______. A. timid. B. brave C. determined D. honest Remember the information and try to fill in the blanks. Benefits of doing a preparation course 1. ________________________________________________________. 2. ________________________________________________________.
of living with a host family 1. __________________________________________________________. 2. __________________________________________________________. of having a tutor 1. ____________________________________________________________ 2. ____________________________________________________________. Difficulties at the university 1. ______________________________________________________. 2. ______________________________________________________. of a new way of life 1. __________________________________________________. 2. _____________________________________________________. Quiz Xie Lei _______ a plane for London six months ago to complete a business ___________. She is now halfway through the __________ year. At the beginning, she had to learn almost everything again. She lives with a ____ family, which gives her the __________ to learn more about everyday life and ________ in her new country. She wrote her first ______ to her______, but she only got an E. Now she has __________ the life and she feels much more _________ and is going to join a few university _____ in order to have a _______ between study and a social life. We wish Xie lei all the best with her_________. Complete the following sentences without changing their meanings. 1. Sugar can replace honey in this recipe. Sugar can ______________ honey in this recipe. 2. Julie was busy with the work of redecorating her house. Julie __________________ the work of redecorating her house. 3. As for this hotel, it is very uncomfortable and miles away from the sea. ____________________________, it is very uncomfortable and miles away from the sea. 4. Mother suggests that I (should) stay at home today. Mother ____________ that I (should) stay at home today. Translation 1. Xie Lei, _________________ (21 岁), has come to our university to study for a business qualification. 2. He wanted to know what I thought, _________________ (把我弄糊涂了) because I thought that the author of the article knew far more than I did. 3. Reading often _______________________________ (占去我大部分的闲暇时 间).
4. The doctor strongly _________________________________ (劝他去休假). 5. We __________________________ ( 用红换下了蓝皮球 ) to see if the baby would notice. 6. ______________________________ (就内容而言), the book is worth reading. 7. Linda __________________ (忙于) the work of cleaning her house. 8. He is a man ________________ (事业心很强的). 9. Food is a __________________ (生活必需品). 10. ____________________________ (售票窗口的队伍) extended all the way to the street corner. Discuss these questions in groups. 1. What kind of person do you think Xie Lei is? Find evidence in the article to support your opinion. 1) She is serious about her work. Evidence: ? She did research on the Internet for her essay. ? When her tutor did not give her a good mark she went to see him to find out why. ? She put her tutor’s ideas into practice. 2) She perseveres. Evidence: ? She had problems when she first arrived, but worked at them till she succeeded in getting over them. ? She asks her host family for help with any language or culture issues. ? She did not give up with her first setback over the essay. 3) She is enterprising and adaptable. Evidence: ? She left her city to go to England even though she had never travelled abroad before. ? She settled down well enough to feel at home in a strange country. 2. Why do you think the reporter used some direct speech in the article? 1) Direct speech makes the passage appear more immediate and vivid. 2) Using direct speech shows that the writer of the article has done some research. 3) He/She is making it clear that this article is not referring to people in general but is concentrating on the experience of one student. 3. Where do you think this article might have been published? This article is about how one overseas student has adapted to university life in England. It would not be suitable for a general daily newspaper but would be most appropriate for a student newspaper. I imagine that this article would have been published in a student newspaper.