Unit 3 The Million Pound Note
Do you know him?
Samuel Langhorne Clemens Mark Twain (1835-1910)
Do you know any of his works? Can you name an
y of them?
The Million Pound Bank Note
Mark Twain’s House
Q1: Where was Mark Twain born? In Florida. Q2: How many books of Twain describe Mississippi River? Watch a video and answer 5 questions. Three. Q3: What does the pen name “ Mark Twain” mean? It means that the water is two fathoms deep. Q4: What was Twain use to be before being a writer ? He used to be a printer, riverboat pilot, solider, gold miner, businessman and newspaper reporter. Q5: How were the last years of Mark Twain’s life? They were filled with sad events, loneliness and the loss of money.
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Born in Florida, Mark Twain, an American renowned(著名的) writer and speaker, spent his boyhood in Hannibal, Missouri， along the Mississippi River, three of whose most famous books describe people on this great river.
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Mark Twain spent his boyhood in Hannibal, Missouri along the Mississippi River, three of whose most famous books describe people on this great river.
(1) Mark Twain spent his boyhood in Hannibal, Missouri along the Mississippi River. (2) Three of his most famous books describe people on this great river.
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Born in Florida, Mark Twain, an American renowned(著名的) writer and speaker, spent his boyhood in Hannibal, Missouri， along the Mississippi River, three of 1_______ whose most famous books describe people on this great river. As this author loved the river so much that even 2___ his pen name comes from the river. As we know, “Twain” is an 3___ old word for “two”. So, to “mark twain,” that to fathoms (英 is to say, the water is equal 4____ two 口寻)deep.
Being poor， Twain dropped school to look at the age of twelve 5________ (look) for work. Over the next two decades he worked as a printer， a riverboat pilot， a soldier， a gold miner， a businessman and a newspaper reporter to support the family.
successful It was said that his first 6________ (success)story was about a jumping frog contest. And his works became extremely famous for their descriptions of common people and the way they for his humor. talked, especially 7___
As a result, he became very rich from his works, 8____ but the last years of his was filled (fill)with sad events, life 9 ________ the deaths of his wife and children, the loneliness and the loss of much money. For this， his writings lost most of like their humor and became sad 10 ______ him. Yet he is still regarded as one of the best-known writers in the modern world.
The source of humor is not laughter, but sorrow. -- Mark Twain
The holy passion of Friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.
友谊是如此圣洁的一种激情, 是如此甜蜜、牢固和 忠诚, 这样的特质可使友谊维系终身—只要不向 对方借钱。
The Million Pound Bank Note Do you know this novel? The novel is a story about bet.
This novel was made into a film.
Have you seen the film? If you have, what did you think of it?
Characters Henry: An American businessman, who arrived in London by accident, penniless, hungry and lonely.
Characters Roderick and Oliver: Two rich brothers, who made a bet. Roderick believed that a man couldn’t survive in the city for a month with only a million pound bank-note. But Oliver believed he could.
The Million Pound Bank Note Act I
Brief introduction to the story: Two brothers Oliver and Roderick brothers bet on what would happen if one had nothing but a bank-note of ￡ 1,000,000. They made a bet on a poor man Henry, who was in rags.
They gave him a million pound bank
note and saw whether he could win other’s respect even though he was in rags and looked poor. So the story began…
bring up 抚养; 培养; 教育; 提出 他生于墨西哥, 但在美国长大。
He was born in Mexico but brought up in
The witness brought up the fresh evidence.
注意: bring up 还有“呕吐; 吐出”之意
He fell ill and brought up his breakfast. 固定短语: bring forward 把(数字等)过到次页; 把??提前; 提出 bring in 获得; 赚; 求援; 求助 bring off 办成功 bring on 引起; 导致 bring out 生产; 制造; 使显露; 使罢工
1. Look up the new words and expressions of the reading in the dictionary. 2. Preview the reading: The Million Pound Bank Note Act I