Unit 1 Reading
（The First Period）
Boy missing, police puzzled
1. Read the new words. 2. Look at the following pictures and talk about the questions:
Do you really believe that there are aliens?
Where do they live?
How do they come to the earth?
What is UFO?
UFO stands for Unidentified Flying Object（中文意思是不明飞行物即未经查明的空中飞行物。国际 即
上通称 UFO ， 俗称飞碟。20世纪以前较完整的目击报告有 300件以上。据目 击者报告，不明飞行物外形多呈圆盘状（碟状）、球状和雪茄状。20世纪40年 代末起，不明飞行物目击事件急剧增多，引起了科学界的争论。持否定态度的 科学家认为很多目击报告不可信，不明飞行物并不存在，只不过是人们的幻觉 或是目击者对自然现象的一种曲解。肯定者认为不明飞行物是一种真实现象， 正在被越来越多的事实所证实。）
Title----Title----Boy missing, police puzzled.
A boy is missing and the police are puzzled!
What can we know from the title and the following pictures?
boy missing →
What happened to him last Friday
Skimming (Task 1 ): Skim the story quickly and finish the Exercise A (p. 2)
1.What 1.What is the article about? It’s about a missing boy,UFO and aliens. 2.Who 2.Who is missing? Justin Foster is missing. 3.Do 3.Do the police know what happened to Justin? No.
Scanning (Task 2):
Scan the story and answer the
following questions (Exercise C1 p.4) 1. Where does Justin Foster live?
He lives in Dover, New Hampshire.
2. Why did Justin’s mother go to bed early?
Because of a headache.
3. What sports does Justin play?
He plays baseball.
4. What time did the witnesses see Justin walking home? At 10.45 p.m.
5. Does Justin have any brothers and sisters? He has a sister. 6. What colour were the aliens? They were white. 7. Who else has been taken by the aliens? Mavis Wood has been taken by the aliens. 8. Who is in charge of the case? Detective Sam Peterson is in charge of it.
Careful Reading( Task 3): Read the story carefully
and finish the following exercise (Multiple choice) 1. According paragraph 1, _________. A. Justin was killed by Yetis B. people showed great interest in Justin Foster’s being missing C. the police have discovered the truth of Justin’s being missing D. Justin went lost last night 2. In the second paragraph, “show up” means_______. A. arrive or appear B. reach C. disappear D. reach for
3.Justin’s two friends ,who played baseball with him, say that Justin _____after the game. A. went to school B. went home C. stayed in the baseball ground D. went to the library
4. From the third paragraph, we know
that________. A. Justin did not go home that night B. after the game Justin spent the night with a friend that night C. Justin returned home that night D. Justin was playing baseball with a friend all the night.
5. According to Paragraph 5, we know that
__________. A. the light that Kelly saw was the light of the full moon B. the spaceship was white all over C. Kelly saw the aliens take Justin away D. Kelly was quite sure that the aliens took Justin away
6. From the last paragraph we can know
that_________. A. the police have given up looking into space B. the police didn’t believe what kelly and other people said at all C. the police will also try to find out some other possibilities D. the people have found out that someone made up the story of Justin’s missing
Listening (Task4): Listen to the record and Task4)
decide which is true and which is false.
( ( ( ( ( ( ( ) 1. Justin Foster lives in Dover, New Hampshire. T
F ) 2. Justin Foster’s father went to bed early
because of a headache
F ) 3. Justin plays football. ) 4. The witnesses saw Justin walking F
home at 11:00p.m
T ) 5. Justin has a sister called Kelly . F ) 6. The aliens were yellow –skinned . T ) 7. Mavis Wood has been taken by the aliens.
Reading comprehension(Task5): Read the passage again and then fill in the blanks.
Main Points Supporting details
Mrs. Foster thought Mrs. Foster→ Justin Foster went missing. Mr. Foster→
he was spending the night with a friend.
he didn’t tell anyone Mr. Foster was surprised______________ that he was staying out late ________________. didn’t show up Justin Foster ______________ at the family lunch the next day.
The police found that Justin’s friends said ______________ Justin went home Justin returned home. after the game. they saw Justin walking home Witnesses said___________________ at 10:45p.m. Justin return home Kelly heard ______________at about 11p.m. ←Kelly Kelly saw ______________ flying outside. a large spaceship Justin shout Justin was taken away Kelly heard ________ and then the UFO by aliens. disappeared. was taken away Mavis Wood thought Justin ___________
by the aliens __________
1. (Discussing) Was Justin really taken away by aliens or were there any other reasons? 2. Please give an ending to the story. Write down your own opinion on what you think happened to Justin Foster in about 100 words.