1.What proverbs can you think of in association with the theme of the unit? What is the Chinese version of these proverbs? ?
2.There is also a similar saying by Michael’s father, what is that? ? 3.What contributes to success according to the text?
Dictation of the proverbs: -- Where there is a will, there is a way. -- Rome wasn’t built in a day. -- God helps those who help themselves. -- You reap what you sow.// As you sow, so will you reap. -- Constant dripping wears away the stone.
similar saying by Michael’s father: -- If you want something, work for it!/ You want something, work for it!
to the text, hard work is important to success, but it’s not the only factor that contributes to success. ? And dreaming is equally important.
highlights: 1. It also has the element of flying, and the thought of flying as high as a twostory building is a mere fantasy to anyone watching such an event. (Para.2)
2. Her excitement and passion for details made Michael’s dreams full of color and beauty.(Para.3) -- make sb./sth. do sth. -- make sb./sth. +adj. e.g. make sb. conscious of / make sb. unable to do sth./ make sb. interested in sth.
-- make sb./sth. willing/ready to do sth. -- make sb./sth. uncomfortable to do sth. -- make sb./sth. -- make sb./sth.
3.It was at the exact moment he took a deep breath that he began to lift off the ground. (Para. 3) -- It was either the eruption of the people in the stands or the thump of his landing that brought Michael back to earth. (Para. 12)
Exs： 1) What made it possible for a blind boy to set a world record in pole vault? 2) Who has ever exerted the greatest influence on you? 3) Where did you come across John?
He didn’t draw a conclusion until he had done careful thinking. -- It was…
-- Not until…
4. He seemed (to be) unaware of the fact that he had just beaten his personal best by three inches and that he was one of the final competitors … (Para. 6) -- P.144 Collocation ex.