I: Put these phrases into English. 1.上初中 attend junior high 2.参加校队的选拔 try out for the school team lose heart 3.失去信心 from then on 4.从那时开始 5.由于他的身高 because of his height take n
otice of him 6.注意到他 get the change 7.得到机会 8.使某人做某事 make sb. do sth. 9.比其他小孩要小得多 much smaller than the other kids sit in the stands 10.坐在看台上
II: Put these sentences into English
1.我做的一切就是为了让他改变想法。 change his________. mind All I do is just to________ 2.韦伯成为了曾在NBA打过球的最矮的队员。 who _______ had ever Webb became the shortest player______ played in the NBA. _______ 3.因为太穷, 没有人愿意邀请他去聚会。 invite him_____ to Because of poorness, Nobody would______ ______ ____ the party. 4.他被命名为本年度最佳歌手。 was named He_______ ______ “the best singer” this year. 5.通过辛苦的工作, 最终他成功地创办了自己的公司。 Through successfully ______ set up ______ hard work, he finally___________ ______ his own company.
III:Match the words on the left with the meanings on the right. I II 1.stand (line 8) ___ c a. achieve something that you have been trying to do e 2.national(line16) ___ b. use facts to show that something is true. 3.succeed(line 18) ___ a c. a place where people stand or sit to watch sports 4.scholarship(line19)___ f d. be important 5.prove(line29) ___ b e. of a whole country 6.matter(line 30 ___ d f. money given to somebody so that he or she can continue to study
IV: Complete their conversation with the information in the article.
Simon: When was Spud Webb born? 1963 David: He was born in___________. Simon: Was he very tall? much smaller David: No. He was__________ than the other kids at school. Simon: When did he became an NBA player? Davis: He_____ joined the Atlanta Hawks in 1985 and became the ______ player in the NBA at that time. shortest Simon: What was his proudest moment? David: He______ won the Slam Dunk Contest in 1986. Simon: Great! Spud proved that size and body type really doesn’t________. matter We can do almost anything if we never_________. give up
V: Help Simon find out how Spud didn’t give up at different stages of his life. 1.In junior high, he was refused to play at first because he was too small, but he____________________________________________ not lose heart. When he got the chance, he scored 20 points in his first game and became the star of the team. _______________________________________________________ 2.In senior high, he often had to sit in the stands because of his height, but he____________________________________________ practised even harder and got the coach to change his mind. He went on to become leader of the team. He was ________________________________________________________ named Player of the Year in Texes in his last year of senior high. ________________________________________________________ 3.After he graduated from high school, no university would invite him to play basketball because he was only 170cm tall. He decided to play at a junior college and led his team to the national championship. _________________________________________________________ 4.After he graduated from university,theNBA was not interested in him because all its players were over 20cm taller than he was. in another basketball league for about a year before the He remained______________________________________________ NBA took notice of him.
VI: Fill in the blanks with the correct words. was refused(refuse) to play 1.In junior, Spub Webb__________ because he was too short. 2.In senior, he often had to sit in the stands because of height (high). his__________ 3.I’d like to invite you_______ to come(come) to our parents’ meeting, Mr. Dong. 4.At that time, the NBA was not interested in him because taller (tall) than Webb. all its players were over 20 cm______ 5.---What was your__________ proudest (proud) moment, Daniel? ---I was chosen to be the Chairperson of the Students’ Union.
VII: Change the drills. 1.He was smaller than the other kids at school.(同义句） He was ______ _______ _______ the smallest kid at school. 2.He didn’t lose heart though he failed many times. .(同义句） give _____ up though he failed many times. He didn’t_____ 3. David likes listening to music while doing homework. (画线提问） When _____ did David_____ like listening to music? _____ 4.Anyone can prove himself through his hard work. How can (画线提问）______ ______ anyone prove himself? 5.Spud Webb became an NBA player in 1985.(同上) What _____ did Spud Webb_____ like in 1985? _____
Homework 1. Read the text again and again until you retell it. 2. Prepare for Grammar. 3. Do after school exercises.