What does she want to be?
She wants to be a famous singer in the world.
Liu Xiang wants to be a professional runner.
What are you going to be in the future?
To do this, what will you do? Do your parents always agree what you do?
To be or not to be, That is a question.
Liu Yu loves running, but his parents don’t allow him to train as much as he wants.
Liu Yu still doesn’t agree with his parents and he wants to achieve his dream.
Liu Yu expresses his strong feeling about running and he wants to make his own decisions.
There is always a conflict between parents and children on the relationship of hobby and schoolwork. Liu Yu’ parents believe that he should spend more time on his study and less time in training.
Listen to the passage and circle T or F. 1. Liu Yu wants to be a writer. 2. Parents worry about his study. 3. Liu Yu loves running so much. 4. Parents think he should spend time on homework. 5. Liu Yu isn’t serious about running.
Work in groups
Parents’ Points Liu Yu’s Points
He wants to be a They worry about success his_______ at school. _________________. professional athlete They think he should He just wants to do enjoys spend time on study. what he ______ . ______
They think he needs realistic to be ________.
He is serious about running ________.
They think it is a very believes achieve He _______himself. difficult dream to______.
1.有兴趣爱好 have hobbies 2.阻挡，妨碍 get/be in the way of… 3.担心他们孩子的成功 worry about their child’s success 4. 按他们所想的去练习他们的爱好 practice their hobbies as much as they want 5.实现某人的梦想 achieve one’s dream/make one’s dream come true 6.他的每一场比赛 in every one of his races/ in every race of his 7.一点都不反对… have nothing against 8.需要面对现实 need to be realistic/face the reality 9.为自己做决定 make my own decisions/make decisions for myself
10.教我努力学习的重要性 teach me the importance of working hard 11.对…认真 be serious about 12.似乎很严格 seem strict 13.几乎没有人 very few people 14.花时间做作业 spend time on one’s homework 15.关心 care about／for 16.有实现梦想的机会 have a chance of achieving one’s dream
Now that he is getting older, he needs to think about what will happen if he doesn’t become a professional runner in the end?
? now that=since既然,由于，是连词 Now that it is very cold, you should take care of yourself! ? 引导原因状语从句
Only then will I have a chance of achieving my dream.
Only in this way can you learn English well. Only when the war was over in 1918 was he able to get back to work． Only the teachers are allowed to use the room．（不倒装） Only five men were hurt in the accident．（不倒装）
? get in the way of ? have nothing against ? spend time on ? Now that (since)+
achieve one’s dreams ?make one’s own decisions ?be serious about ?have a chance of Only+状语+倒装句
? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
get in the way of have nothing against spend time on achieve one’s dreams make one’s own decisions be serious about have a chance of Only+状语+倒装句
Understanding is everything.
1. Tell your dream to your parents and try your best to get their support (Remember that Understanding is everything. ) ; 2. Write down the conversation of you and your parents (imitating the text’ style and expression). About 150 words.