高二 选修6 Unit 2
Reading and discussing
请阅读下面的短文，以帮助你理解课本 上的诗歌“I?ve saved the summer”。 I?ve saved the summer I?ve saved the summer for you. And when the snow begins to fa
ll on cold winter mornings, I?ll give it all to you to keep you warm. I?ve saved some sunlight in case you need it. I believe it will drive off darkness and light your way.
When you were nineteen, I kept the image of your smile in my mind. When you get older, you will know the meaning of brave young smiles. I don?t know how I can help you to start your journey through life. However, there will be solutions somewhere before the day is through. Whenever you need love, I?ll offer all I have. It might help you as you travel on your way, till you find the love that belongs to you.
1. Listen to the poem ?I’ve saved the summer? and answer these questions. (answers are free) 1) Do you think the speaker in the poem is more likely to be a girlfriend /boyfriend or parent? 2) Does the poem have a rhythmic pattern?
3) Does the poem have rhyming words? 4) When you were listening to the poem, did it make you feel something or
think about something? What did it
make you feel or think about?
2. Now read “I?ve saved the summer”. 1) Circle the words that rhyme. What is unusual about the rhyming words in the last four lines? 2) Try beating or clapping the strong beats of the rhythm as you read the poem to yourself. Now listen to the poem again and clap the strong beats.
I’ve saved the summer And I give it all to you To hold on winter mornings
When the snow is new.
I’ve saved some sunlight If you should ever need A place away from darkness Where your mind can feed.
And for myself I’ve kept your smile When you were but nineteen,
Till you’re older you’ll not know
What brave young smiles can mean.
I know no answers To help you on your way The answers lie somewhere At the bottom of the day.
But if you’ve a need for love
I’ll give you all I own
It might help you down the road
Till you’ve found your own.
1. Who is the speaker in the poem and who is he /she speaking to? Give reasons to support your answer. Maybe a parent speaking to a young adult child.
2. Which of the following is the closest to the speaker?s message? Give a reason for your choice. A. If it’s cold, I’ll warm you; if it’s dark, I’ll give you light; if you’re hungry, I’ll
feed you; if you want to love, I’ll give it
B. Although the future may be difficult for you, whenever you need warmth and love, remember I’ll have some to give you. C. While you’re away I’ll remember your smile and I’ll love you always. When you return, I hope you will love me.
1. Does the poem have a rhyming pattern?
n. (1) 图案
This cloth has a pattern of blue and
(2) 模板, 式样 They like new patterns of family life. 他们喜欢新的家庭生活方式。 v. form a pattern He patterned himself upon a man he admired. 他模仿一个他钦佩的人。
2. Till you?re older you?ll not know what brave young smiles can mean. [翻译] 等你长大成人以后，才知道年轻勇 敢的微笑的奥秘。 [点拨] till用在肯定句中，意为“直 到……为止”，通常表示动作的终点， 因此，动词必须是延续性的。如： We must stick to our task till it is finished. 我们必须继续工作, 直到做完为止。
Just wait till you see it. It?s great. 你就等着直到看见它吧。好看极了。 用在否定句中，意为“直到……才”， 通常表示动作的起点，动词可以是延续 性的也可以是非延续性的。如： She didn?t sleep till her son came back. 直到她儿子回来她才睡着。 (sleep为延续性动词) I didn?t begin work till he had gone. 直到他走了我才开始工作。 (begin为非延续性动词)
3. inspire to encourage His noble example inspired the rest of us to greater efforts. 他那高尚的榜样激发我们大家更加 努力。
(2) to be the force which produces
His best music was inspired by the
memory of his mother. 他最好的乐曲创作灵感来自怀念他的母 亲。 inspire sb. to do sth. inspire +n. +in sb. = inspire sb. with + n.
4. I?ll also try out his way some time. try out: trying something to find out about it 试用, 试验
Please try out red wine.
try one?s best 尽最大努力
try doing sth.
try to do sth.
试穿 试着做某事 尽力做某事
5. let out (1) express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words) He let out a volley of oaths. 他像发连珠炮似地破口大骂。
(2) bring out of a specific state e.g. He accidentally let out that he hadn?t been home for three weeks.
Reading task P52
1. Listen to the tape and close your eyes, then tell us your impression on each poem. 2. Discuss and then write about the
characteristics of each poem.
Poem A (Tang poem): This poem has beautiful imagery that conveys deep feelings. There are many things that this poem makes the reader think about: light heartedness and heavy heartedness, it contrasts morning and night, and creation and destruction.
Poem B: adverb poem Number of lines: two sets of four lines Rhythm: regular strong beat Rhyme: four pairs of rhyming lines Repetition: hungrily is repeated at the
beginning of each line regularly Part of speech: the adverb hungrily starts each line
Poem C: song This is a love song Rhythm: regular strong beat Rhyme: two pairs of rhyming lines Repetition: first two lines are repeated at the end of the song
Poem D: cinquain Number of lines: five Topic : sunshine Poem E: haiku Number of lines: three Number of syllables: 17