Warming Up Do you know of any famous people who are disabled? What do they do?
Steven Hawking Speech impaired损害 physicist / mathematician
has no feel
ing below the waist, uses a wheel chair
Zheng Zhurong Champion of Paralympics 雅典残奥会冠军
Vincent Van Gogh Epileps癫痫症 painter
Beethoven Deaf Musician
Light in My Darkness
Blind, deaf and dumb educator/writer
What can we learn from these disabled people?
They’re disabled in body but firm in spirit.
Zhouzhou Zhang Haidi Steven Hawking
Types of Disabilities
Physically/ mentally disabled blind deaf mute lame can’t see can’t hear can’t speak
can’t walk normally have no feeling in a paralytic certain part of the body
Let’s read Marty’s Story which is
from the family village website. Then do
the following exercises.
website The “Family Village” is a _______.
The purpose of the website：
1. To give young disabled people the chance to share their stories with others. 2. To inspire other disabled people. 3. To get non-disabled people to
understand more about the challenging
life the disabled people lead.
Skimming: Sum up the main idea of each paragraph.
Para1: An ____________to Marty and introduction his muscle disease. Para 2: How the disease______________. developed /started problems/ Para3: Marty met a lot of _________
difficulties Para 4: How his life has become_______. easier at school.
advantages Para 5: The __________of his disease. benefits
A muscle disease __ ______ _______ makes him very weak. ______ run Clumsy and can’t ___ or _____ stairs as quickly as climb other people.
live one day __ a time at _ ____.
Attitude：How can Marty do with it? He has learned to adapt to his disability.
1. When was Marty a patient of the unknown disease? A. Shortly after he was born. B. Not until he was ten. C. When he was in high school. D. After he invented the football computer game. 2. Why did the doctors cut out a piece of muscle from Marty’s leg? A. Because they could cure the disease by cutting it out. B. Because they wanted to use it as a specimen (标本). C. Because they would transplant(移植) the new muscle. D. Because they wanted to find out the cause of the disease.
True or False statements.
1. Because of the disease, Marty looks quite different from other students.
2. Marty was looked down upon by other children in the primary school sometimes.T 3. Though he was sick, Marty never fell behind in his study. F 4.The reason why Marty felt foolish was that others laughed at him. F
What are the Marty’s ambition, Para.4 achievement and hobby? 1) Marty’s ambition work for a film that develops computer __________________________________ software when he grows up. _______________________________ 2) Marty’s achievement __________________________________ invented a computer football game and __________________________________ a big company has decided to buy it. 3) Marty’s hobby movies, football matches; look after pets. __________________________________
Marty’s advice to healthy kids feel sorry 1. Don’t ________ for the disabled. 2. Don’t make fun of the disabled. __________
ignore 3. Don’t ______ the disabled. 4. Accept the disable for who they are. ______
Encourage 5. __________ the disable to live as rich and full a life as you do.
1. When Marty says “I am one in a million”, he really means ________. A. he is unique B. he has a rare disease C. he has a muscle disease D. he lives a hard but happy life 2. What is Marty’s attitude to life? A. Sad. B. Happy . C. Positive. D. Negative.
3. Which of the following is false? A. Although a few students look down upon him, Marty never gets annoyed. B. Marty leads a meaningful life and does not feel sorry for being disabled. C. Marty only spends time with his pets and never with his friends. D. Marty’s disability has made him more independent.
4. From the passage we can infer that Marty
A. asks others to feel sorry for him.
B. never loses heart.
C. is afraid of being made fun of D. will not accept any encouragement
the change of Marty’s feelings: hopeful
good / busy
not get annoyed
Comprehending in textbook
Read Marty’s story and fill in the table.
Problems caused by his disability
weak 1. _____ and can’t run or climb stairs as quickly as others 2. ______ and often drop things or bump into clumsy furniture 3. can’t play football and can only enjoy football matches from a bench at a stadium 4. has missed a lot of school 5. feels stupid because of being behind the others
What does Marty do in spite of his disability?
1. enjoyed writing and computer programming ______
2. invented a computer football game
3. looked after pets
4. Disability has helped him grow psychologically and become more independent.
1. What kind of person do you think Marty is? Marty seems to be a fairly positive person who considers he has a good life. He is realistic about his disability, but does not let this stop him doing as much as he can. He is a psychologically strong, independent boy.
2. How would your life change if you were to develop a muscle disease like Marty’s?
If I were to develop a muscle disease, I
might not be as brave as Marty to face my