Keep it up, Xie Lei Chinese student fitting in well
Skim(略读) the text fast Fast reading and match the main idea to each paragr
aph. E C F D Para.1____ Para.2____ Para.3____ Para.4____ A G B Para.5_______ Para.6_______ Para.7_______
A. Xie Lei is getting used to the Western University’s way of
learning. B. The newspaper will follow Xie Lei’s progress in later editions. C. The general introduction to Xie Lei and her study. D. The advantages of living with a host family. E. Xie Lei, a Chinese girl, is studying in a foreign country--London. F. The difficulties Xie Lei met while living in London. G. Xie Lei feels much more at home in England now and is living an active life.
Scan the passage and do the true or false questions.
1. It was the first time that Xie Lei had left her homeland. T 2. She has come to the England University to complete a literature qualification. business 3. Most foreign students must complete the preparation T a host family. 4. Xie Lei lives in student apartments with her students. F 5. Now , Xie Lei doesn’t feel much more at home in England. feels F course before entering a course.
Read para.1-2 and answer the following questions.
1. What is Xie Lei in England for? How long has she been in England? Xie Lei is in England to study at a university. She has been in England for six months.
2. Why is she doing a preparation course first?
Because studying in England is different from studying in China and she needs to learn about these differences and improve her English.
Read para.3—6 and fill in the diagram below.
of doing a preparation course
1.to get used to a new____ ____ life way of ____. 2.to learn how to fulfill Western academic ___________ requirements . of living with a host family culture 1. to learn more about the new ________. 2. to have people explain things that you don’t understand __________.
Benefits Para.3 Para.4 Para.5
of having a tutor 1. to explain about why you cannot use other people’s work withoutacknowledgingthem. ____________ 2. to encourage you to express your own ideas.
at the university 1.learning to read widely and analyse ________the texts. 2. expressing one’s own opinion _______with reasons.
Difficulties Para.5 Para.6
of a new way of life balance 1. finding a ________ between study and a social life. 2. making new _______. friends
1.Which sentence in the text is the closest in meaning to the following one?
You must get accustomed to a whole new way of life, which can occupy all your energies in the beginning. You have to get used to a whole new way of life, which ________________________________________________ can take up all your concentration in the beginning. ________________________________________________
2.Translate the following sentence in Paragraph 5 into Chinese and analyse it.
My tutor explained that I should read lots of different texts that contain different opinions and analyse what I read. 导师给我解释说，我得阅读大量的﹑有关不同观点的文章，并 _________________________________________________ 进行分析。 _________________________________________________
本句为复合句，第一个that引导的是宾语从句，作explain的宾语；第二 个that引导的是定语从句，修饰先行词text且先行词在定语从句中作主 语；and连接两个并列谓语read和analyse；what引导的是宾语从句， 作analyse的宾语。
1.（2011山东卷· 32）The old town has narrow streets and small houses _____are built close to each other. A. they B. where C. what D. that 解析：D。此题考查定语从句的引导词。句意：这个老 城镇拥有建的彼此靠近的狭窄的街道和狭小的房屋。定 语从句中缺少主语指物，故选 that 。 2.（2011山东卷· 33）We’ve offered her the job, but I don’t know______ she’ll accept it. A. where B. what C. whether D. which 解析：C。此题考查宾语从句的引导词。句意：我们提 供给她了这份工作，但我不知道她是否会接受。 whether “是否“； where “哪里“what “什么”； which “哪个“，故选C。
Read Para.7 and choose the best answer.
Where do you think this article might have been published?
A. magazine C. handbook B. newspaper D. guidebook
Summary: Fill in the blanks
Xie Lei boarded a plane for London six months ago to _______ qualification complete a business___________. She is now halfway through the preparation year. At the beginning, she had to __________ learn almost everything again. She lives with a _____ family, host chance which gives her the _______to learn more about the new culture ______ and customs in her new country. essay She wrote her first ______ to her tutor, 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 university clubs in order to have a balance between study and a social life. We wish ______ enterprises Xie Lei all the best with her__________.
Suppose you are a newspaper reporter. Please interview Xie Lei using the following words or phrases:
board, adjust to, It is the first time that .... , get used to, as far as one is concerned, feel at home, hopefully, all the best, etc.
Xie Lei: X
R: Good morning. I’m a newspaper reporter. May I ask you one question? X: With pleasure. R: Why have you decided to join a few university clubs? X: I think it’s important to have a balance between study and a social life. And hopefully I’ll make many new friends. R: Thanks for your answer. I wish you all the best with your enterprises! X: You’re welcome. All the best!
1. Analyze complex(复杂)sentences.
2. Learn language points.
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