Warming up &Reading
How many famous universities do you know in the world?
The University of Cambridge
Do you know anyone who once
studied in another country?
Xu Zhimo and his famous poem Say Goodbye to Cambridge Again
1. What are the advantages and disadvantages of studying abroad?
advantages of studying in a foreign country disadvantages of studying in a foreign country
A: The advantages are that we could learn standard English. We can communicate with the local people, and we could know the manners and customs of the country better. In a word, we can broaden our horizen.
B: But there are still many disadvantages of studying there. It would be difficult for us to communicate with the foreign people, and we should adapt to the situation quickly. What’s more, we will miss our our parents and friends. And above all, we have to learn to take good care of ourselves.
2. What do you think a Chinese student will find different from studying at a Chinese university? They will find it’s not easy to study in a foreign country. The different teaching methods, different learning methods and different situations, they should adapt to all things quickly.
You are going to read a magazine article about a Chinese student who goes to study in England. What do you think she will find different from studying at a Chinese school / university? What do you think she might find difficult?
Keep it up, Xie Lei Chinese student fitting in well
The main idea The text is about an interview with Xie Lei, who is studying broad. She talks about her first few months at an English school
Find the main idea of each paragraph Para 1: Xie Lei, a Chinese girl, is studying
in a foreign country — London.
Para 2: The general introduction to Xie Lei
and her study.
Para 3: The difficulties that Xie Lei met
while living in London.
Para 4: The advantage that Xie Lei gained
while living with a host family. university’s way of learning.
Para 5: Xie Lei is getting used to the western Para 6: Xie Lei is now getting along well
and is living an active life.
Para 7: The newspaper will follow Xie Lei’s
progress in later editions.
1. It was the first time that Xie Lei had left her home country. 2. She has come to the England University to complete a literature qualification.
3. Xie Lei lives in student apartments with her students with a host family 4. Her classmates have helped Xie Lei most
since she came to England 5. She’s very excited but very nervous.
Her tutor and her host family
Read carefully & think step by step
How many ways does Xie Lei need to fit in? What are they? So, what does she do to fit in with? What are the purposes to do these?
having preparation ________ course
living with host family ________
What are the purposes to do these? having preparation course
to help her to get used to academic _______ ____________of a requirements Western university.
living with host family
to give herself the opportunity __________ to learn more about everyday _______ customs life ____and ________in the new country.
Does she get any benefits or difficulties from studying abroad ? What are they?
of living with a host family of doing a preparation course
of having a tutor
of doing a preparation course 1. to learn how to fulfill Western academicrequirements . 2. to ___________ way of life get used to a new____ ____ ____. of living with a host family 1. to learn more about everyday life and _______. 2. to have people customs explain things_______________. not understood of having a tutor 1. to explain about why you cannot use other people’s work without acknowledging _____________them. 2. toencourage ________ you to express your own ideas.
Para.3 Para.4 Para.5
Does she meet any difficulties in both study and life? What?quite different from are they? ________
Difficulties Xie Lei faces Para.5
studying in China ? have to _____ and read analyse _______ lots of texts, and opinions give her own _________
? have to _____almost learn everything again balance ? need to have a ________ between study and a social life
Read the passage
carefully to complete
the tables below!
Para1. Xie Lei left her ___________for motherland London and she didn’t know ____________ what to expect in a foreign city
Para2. She has to complete a business ____________. In her opinion, the qualification
preparation course is most beneficial _________
Para3. Adapting herself to the new life takes up all her____________. concentration
Para4. She lives with a host family __________, which gives her the opportunity to learn more about new culture the____________. Para5. From the first essay she did for _____ her tutor, she has understood that she has to give her own ________and explain them by opinions referring to other authors.
Para6. She feels much more ________ at home in England and realizes it’s important to have a ________ balance between study and social life __________. Para7. The author gives his best wishes for the girl in her new enterprise _________.
Xie Lei boarded a plane for London six _______ months ago to complete a business ___________. She is now halfway through qualification preparation the __________ year. At the beginning, she had to learn almost everything again. She lives with a ____ family, which gives her the host chance ______to learn more about everyday life and customs in her new country.
essay tutor She wrote her first ______ to her______, but she only got an E. Now she has got used to the life and she feels much more at home _________ and is going to join a few balance university clubs in order to have a _______ _____ between study and a social life. We wish Xie lei all the best in her_________. enterprise
1. Who does Xie Lei live with in England? A. Her classmates B. Herself C. A host family D. Her family
2. Why does Xie Lei like to live with a host family? A. She feels lonely. B. She is afraid of the new life. C. She can make good preparations for her courses. D. She can learn more about life and customs about the country.
3. What does Xie Lei try do to get used to the new life in England? A. Avoid rising a feeling of homesick. B. Join clubs and make new friends. C. Put her heart into her preparation course. D. Learn hard about the strange environment.
4. What can we learn about Xie Lei from
A. She is timid.
B. She is brave.
C. She is determined. D. She is honest.
If you could go anywhere for further study in the world, which country
would you like to visit and why?
Underline the words,
phrases or sentences
that you don’t understand.