Unit One Teaching Plan
Section A The Expensive Fantasy of Lord Williams
Students will be able to:
1.grasp the language points and information provided in the text;
2.grasp the structure of the text and the devices used in it;
3.cultivate right attitude towards money
1) Scotland: Scotland is one of four constituent nations which form the United Kingdom (the other three are England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Scotland is divided into three main regions: the Highlands, the Midland Valley and the Southern Uplands. Scotland includes 787 islands, of which most belong to groups known as the Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland. Scotland is well-known for its mountainous and beautiful scenery. Scotland also has its own banking system and its own banknotes. Scotland has given rise to many more famous people, notable in the arts, literature, the sciences.
2) Scotland Yard: This is the headquarters of the London Metropolitan Police. The term is often used, popularly, to refer to one branch, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID). Named after a short street in London, the site of a palace used in the 12th century as a residence of visiting Scottish kings, it became London’s police center in 1829. New and separate headquarters for the Metropolitan Police were built in 1890 along the Thames embankment and were referred to as New Scotland Yard.
2.Questions for discussion
1) What is the role of money in the world?
2) How can one get money?
3) Will you be jealous of other rich people even though their money is not got legally?
1.Questions for general understanding
1).Why does the title “Lord Williams” prompt laughter?
2). How big is the village?
3). Does Mr. Williams look dishonest? Why ?
4). What is the truth that no villagers have ever guessed?
5). How much did Williams steal from his department and how much did he pour into the village?
6). What was the stolen money originally for ?
7). How did Williams spend his money?
8). How was it found out that Williams was dishonest?
9). Why does the Scottish village still stick by Williams?
2.Text structure analysis:
1). Main idea of the text:
The author tells us the true story of Anthony Williams, a man driven by greed to live out a fantasy of becoming a noble man by stealing what was entrusted to his care.
2). Main idea of each part
The text may be divided into four parts, accordingly, separate the class into four groups, each group will have discussions about one part, they are required to
(1). get the topic sentence (or the main idea ) and supporting details of each part
(2). find out the clues as to how the author developed his ideas
(3). everyone should have a chance to express his own ideas
(4). choose representatives to report their opinions
Part I: General background of the story:
Where and who? (paras.1-2)
What did he do? (para.3)
What is the truth? (para.4)
What was the result for Mr. Williams ?(para.5)
Part II: What are the responses from the villagers to Mr.Williams?
Responses 1: (para.6)
Responses 2: (para.7)
Responses 3: (para.8)
Part III: What are the major crimes that Mr. Williams committed? (para.9)
How did Mr. Williams spend the money ? It went to created one more British lord. How ?(para.10-14)
Part IV: What was the result of Mr. Williams, spending such a large amount of money? (para.15-17)
3. Devices for developing the passage
flashback (Paras. 1-8 tell about the present situation, Paras. 9-17 are about the past)
quotation (for vividness and to convince the reader)
The author brings some detailed points together to express a main point of view.
1) Three details are described in part II (Paras. 6-8) showing the responses from the villagers to Mr. Williams’ case.
2) Four details are stated in part III (Paras. 10-14) revealing how Mr. Williams spent his stolen money in creating a British lord.
Detailed reading (Language study)
1. raise a glass to: express good wishes to 向... ...祝贺，为... ...干杯
He told us he had just got a new job and we raised our glasses to him.
I raise my glass to the happy pair, wishing them a long life together and many children.
2. turn out
1)dress (sb.) well 打扮、装饰；
The child was turned out smartly. 这孩子被打扮得很漂亮。
A vast crowd turned out to watch the match. 一大群人来看比赛。
Not many men turned out for duty. 出勤的人不太多。
3. buy up: buy all or as much as possible (of sth.) 全部买进，尽量收购
A New York businessman has bought up the entire company. Housewives, afraid of running short, have bought up all the sugar in the shops.
4. bring … to life: give … liveliness to 使有活力（或生气）
Let's invite Tom ― he knows how to bring a party to life.
The performances of these young people succeeded in bringing a dull play to life.
5. live out: do or experience 过（某种生活）
I should like to live out my days in peace and comfort.
Winning the money allowed her to live out a lot of the things she'd only dreamed of doing before.
6. bring … into court: make a charge against sb. 控告，起诉
He was brought into court for repayment of the debt. 他被控告要求偿还债务。
If our neighbor continues to refuse to keep his dog under control, we may have to bring him into court.
7. fall upon dark days : be in difficulties and troubles 遭到不幸，倒霉
I'm sorry to hear that my relatives have fallen upon dark days; what can I do to help? The firm has fallen upon dark days and is not what it was. 这家商号倒了霉，今不如昔了。
8. stick by sb.: continue to support and be loyal to sb. (esp. through difficult times) 继续支持，忠于（尤指在困难时刻）
Her husband stuck by her in good times and bad.
His family can be trusted to stick by him whatever happens.
9. add on: include附加，加上
The price does not include tax added on.
Please add these names on at the end.
10. sink … into: invest (money) in a business 投资
They sank all their profits into property.
Although we sank all our money into the firm, it still failed to make a profit.
11. fix up: repair; redecorate 修理；整修
We shall have to fix the house up before we can sell it.
The mechanic fixed up the old car and sold it at a profit.
12. make … into: change … into 使转变为
If we buy the disused church, we could make it into an attractive home.
It's a shame to see so many fine old houses being made into flats.
13. sell sth. at a loss: sell sth. at less than it costs 亏本出售
The company was sold at a loss of three million pounds.
1. Typical patterns for evidence citing
1)原句: Estimates are that he poured nearly £ 5 million of the stolen money into the village and gave jobs to 43 people . (L. 19)
pattern: Estimates /A research / A report / A poll are / is that …
A report by the Department of Education is that in the countryside, the school dropout is seven times the national average, which leads to their unemployment rate twice the national average.
Estimates by the experts are that the Olympic Games will produce a revenue of billions of dollars and millions of job opportunities for this city.
2)原句: According to the court, Mr. Williams stole more than 8 million pounds over eight years. (L. 32)
pattern: According to a latest (official / reliable) survey /census / poll / statistics / figures / data ..., …
According to the statistics released by Census Bureau, the number of single-parent families almost doubled, compared with that of three decades ago.
According to a poll taken among young people under thirty, thirty one percent said that it was very important for them to have lots of money, a jump of twelve percent from the previous survey.
2. Typical patterns for emphasizing the changes in sth. / sb.
原句: I went from the need to pay off a few debts to what can only be described as greed. (L. 65)
Sb. or Sth. goes from the + n. to do … to what is described (known) as / called … 由······变得只能说是······
Those corrupt officials went from the desire to gain petty advantages to what can only be described as greed.
His love for pop music went from the need to relax himself to what can be described as craziness.
That ordinary young man went from the moral need to save the drowning person to what can be called a great spirit that drove him to dive into the cold river time and again till his death.
1. Summary of the Text (do the exercise on P. 14)
2. From reading to wring:
Do exercise on structure analysis (P. 15) to learn to use details to support a general statement. Then write on the following topic:
What Attitude Should We Take to Money （批驳分析类）
1). 社会上对某事物的错误观念 (general statement + details)
2). 分析批驳其错误所在 (general statement + details)
3). 给出如何看待该事物的建议 (general statement + details)
1. read the passage and recite para.13
2. finish the exercises on pages 9-14
The Romantic Life of Secret Agent Albert
1. to grasp the reading skill and put it into practice;
2. to learn some words and phrases
Reading Skills--- Scanning
Broadly defined, to scan is to read quickly in order to locate or find the place in a piece of writing where a particular item of information is given and to take in that item of information. This kind of reading involves no reading in any detail of large sections of the pieces of writing. Perhaps it is particularly useful in reading newspapers or some magazines.
The steps involved in scanning are the following:
1. Decide exactly what information you are looking for, and think about the form it may take. For example, if you want to know when something happened, you would look for a date. If you want to find out who did something, you would look for a name.
2.Next, decide where you need to look to find the information you want. You probably would not look for sports scores on the front page of the newspaper, nor would you look under the letter S for the telephone number of Sam Potter.
3.Move your eyes as quickly as possible down the page until you find the information you need. Read it carefully.
4.When you find what you need, do not read further.
Now let us do some scanning exercises on Passage B.
Before you read the text closely, scan to find the answers to the following questions in three minutes.
Where did the story take place ?
Who is Charles?
Who knocked at the door?
Will Max return?
Global reading :
Choose the best answer to each of the following questions according to your understanding of the text. ( p. 25).
Language study: (see the courseware)
Romantic, mysterious, disguise, exploit, swift, heave, sigh, shiver, for one thing, make an appointment, raise the devil, check on, read about, stare after
Finish the exercises.