Module 3 Literature
Look at the title of the passage.What do you expect the writer to say?
Many of Dickens` novels take
place in London, so this passage may be about the novelist,his novels and the city London.
Look at the following pictures and talk about what you know about the London of Victorian Times.
The old City of London伦敦老城
the Law Courts皇家法庭
Choose one from the five words “rich, poor, new, general, environmental” to fill in each blank.
Para1 general _______relationship between London and Dickens’ novels environmental Para2 the _____________situation of London in the middle of the 19th century poor in the East End Para3 living conditions of the _____
Paras 4,5,6 Para7 rich as well as Dickens’ places concerning life of the ____ works new London is different from the old one _____
Read paras1-3 and answer the following questions:
1.What was the relationship between London and Dickens’ novels? Dickens’ cast of characters live in London, the largest and richest city in the world. What does Dickens’ novels describe? Every chapter of his novels describes the sights, sounds, and smells of the city, and provides a social commentary of London life.
2. Was London used to be clean? No. It’s filthy. 3.What was your general impression on London in the middle of the 19th century? It was the largest and richest city in the world but was very filthy . 4. What kind of place is the East End? It’s London’s poorest district, where children wore rags for clothes and women searched in dustbins for food.
Read paras4-6 and answer
1. How many districts were London divided into, according to Dickens? It was divided into three districts.(the East End; the old City of London; the West End) 2. Did he like the West End? Why? Yes, he did. He felt at home because he thought he would accomplish more with his drama than with his novels.
TheOld City of London
柯 芬 园 广 场
萨默 塞特 宫
The West End
The East End
Read para7 and answer
Why did few people miss London in the 19th century ? Because much of it was very unpleasant to live in
part1(1-2) Dickens,his novels and the city London
part2(3-6) three districts of London part3(7) New London
Retell the whole paras1-3 according to the following words: The largest and richest; wealth; distribute ;unfairly Filthy ;air;the River Thames;pollute ;causing disease and death The poorest;children; women ;port ;coaching stop
1.distribute...among...把.....分配给... distribute...to... distribution n. 分配，分发，分送，分布 2.a social commentary 社会评价 3.attain an acceptable standard of living达到可以接 受的生活标准 4.suffer from遭受 5.a lack of缺乏 6.be of concern (n.)=be concerned (adj.)
be concerned about/for/that. . . 担心…… be of no/great concern to sb. 对于某人来说不/非常重 要 have no concern with 和……无关
7.further west 再往西 8.from all points of the compass来自世界各地的 9.accumulate enormous wealth积累了大量的财富
10.Close by are the Law Courts 11.at market在市场 12.feel at home感觉自在 13.accomplish more tasks 完成更多工作 14.mourn the passing of the old city哀悼古城的流逝 15.light-lit-lit点燃(v) 16.feel-felt-felt感觉(v) 17.fall-fell-fallen vt. 砍倒；击倒 vi. 落下；变成；来临；减弱
Finish the exercise on page39.