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Student’s Book 6

Module 1 Small Talk

Reading Practice

Making Friends in the USA

Words Preview
? leave out ? factual ? genuine ? hospitable

/>省去,删去 adj. 实际的,确实的

adj. 纯粹的,真正的
adj. 好客的,殷勤的 adj. 隐藏的,秘而不宣的

? secretive
? violate ? define ? (be) aware of ? take the lead

v. 骚扰,妨碍
v. 解释,给……下定义 知道 带头,领先 adv. 优雅地

? graciously
? show off

炫耀

Read the following words.
argument compliment curious conversation

disagreement
embarrassment

dull
factual

genuine hospitable
lively relationship sensitive secretive silence topic spy violate wealth

Reading
Check the following statements, what are true for Americans?

1 You can ask about families, what people do and like, etc.
Yes.

2 It’s OK to talk about religion and politics.
No, it’s best to avoid these topics.

3 You shouldn’t talk about your feelings. No, it is acceptable to talk about your feelings. 4 Don’t ask personal questions. No, Americans will not usually mind being asked personal questions. 5 Make sure you don’t talk about the weather or give compliments. No, these topics are safe. 6 You can talk about people’s age and their income. No, you cannot.

Decide which of the statements expresses the writer’s opinion

The writer thinks that______. c a.Americans often ask very personal questions. b. Asians are very different from Americans, and are sensitive to many topics of conversation. c. Americans are easy to make friends with, but they respect your private life. d. Americans don’t like to grow old, so it’s difficult to make friends with them.

Read the passage carefully and choose the correct answers.
d 1. When a dull person talks, you should ___. a. ask questions b. change the topic of conversation c. not ask personal questions d. listen

2. It’s always OK to talk to Americans about _______. a a. their work b. religion and politics c. age and money d. their private life

3. When Americans make an invitation to visit, ____. c a. they don’t really mean it b. they want to find out more about you c. they genuinely want to see you again d. you should accept it

4. The best way to talk about personal things is to ____. a

a. talk about your own private life first
b. talk about your job

c. discuss the weather
d. ask them how old they are

b 5 It’s best to avoid ___.

a. personal questions b. silence

c. spies
d. dull people

Which of these topics can/ cannot be talked about?
hobby salary exam film age food music sport income study film /sport star religion(宗教) politics travel weather pet

hobby salary exam film age food music sport income study film/sport star religion(宗教) politics travel weather pet

CAN

CANNOT


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