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剑桥英语青少版第二册Unit11 Your Mind


Unit 11 Your mind

? Try a fun memory test (Page 122)

? Are you good at remembering things? What kinds of things are you good at remembering (e.g. birthdays, names, pho

ne number, etc)?

?How to improve your memory?

? having great force or influence or effect powerful of all: e.g.You have the most tool Yourself.

powerful (adj)强大的;强有力的

Section ? There are several __________ in a company ? E.g. If the thing is big, you can break it into Section smaller____________.

Section (n) part; department 部分,部门

? If you are stressed you feel nervous and , anxious because of difficulties in your life.

stressed(adj. )紧张的、有压力

? Your memory is your ability to remember things.

Memory(n)记忆 、记忆力

remind sb. (of)提醒,使想起 remind sb. to do

remind of If someone ________ you ___ a fact or event that you already know about, they say something which makes you think about it. So she simply welcomed Tim and reminded him of the last time they had. If someone reminds you to do a particular thing, they say something which makes you remember to do it. Can you remind me to buy a bottle of wine?

? ? ? ? ?

Listening What is the listening about? A. About Mozart B. About music C. About memory

? Listen again, and mark the statements T or F. 1. The
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? ? ? ? human brain can’t hold as much information as a computer. F 2. Computers can’t remember things as well as humans can. F 3. Different people are good at remembering different things. T 4. Mozart’s brain was excellent, but there were thing that he did not remember at all. T 5. If you often forget things, there is nothing you can do to improve your memory. F 6. You will remember information more easily if you revise it. T

? Read the second part of the article, are they the same as your ideas? ? Can computer replace human mind in the future?

Language points
? ? ? ? ? ? the average adult weigh =weight n. at least perfectly repeat Break into= divide into

It can hold much more information than most computers.

? ? ? ? ?

A lot Even Far A little A bit



comparative

? Another ? This coat is too small. Can I have another one? ? There are 3 people here. Two are men, and another one is a lady. ? One ---- the other ? Tom has two sons. One is teacher, the other one is a doctor. ? Some --- others ? There are many people on the beach. Some are swimming in the sea, others are sunbathing.

? ? ? ?

Use it often enough. The room is big enough. I don’t have enough money to buy the book. This tool is so small. I need something big enough.

Retell the article according to the following words.
? ? ? ? ? ? Human brain More information Forget Some people Some people Mozart
Remind Tips Repeat Break into sections Review Relax confident

? What do you remember about the article –How to improve your memory on page 74?

Questions
? ? ? ? Why do humans often forget things? Because no one remembers everything. What does the writer say about the tips? All of them are helpful, but none of them can make your memory 100% perfect. ? Does the writer use the underlined words to talk about people, places or things?

? Can you find other examples of determiners on page 74.

? No one remembers everything. ? Everyone can improve their memory if they want to. ? All of them are helpful, but none of them can make your memory 100% perfect. ? If you meet someone who says “ Hi”. ? If you have to remember something that’s big. ? Nothing is easy to learn if you’re stressed. negative statements Positive statement with positive verbs.

everything everyone/ everybody everywhere all of them

something someone/somebody

nothing no one/ nobody

somewhere
some of them

nowhere
none of them

Determiners:
? my book; a/the book; ? A good book; some books; any book ? something; no one; none of them ? indefinite pronoun nowhere, somewhere, everywhere, anywhere

everything everyone

something

nothing

= not

anything anyone/ anybody

someone/so no one/ mebody nobody

= not

everywhere somewhere nowhere
all of them some of them none of them

= not anywhere

I have nothing.= I don’t have anything.

? --- Rule: We use the words ending in -thing to refer to things, words ending in –one to refer to people and words ending in –where to refer to places. ? Some- and every- words are used in positive statements and no-words are used in negative statements with positive verbs. There are no double negatives.

no one vs none of them
1. I called for help, but no one appeared.
2. I shouted, but no one replied. 3. All the 5 tips are helpful, but none of them can make your memory 100% perfect. 4. I have been to many countries with our school, such as the USA, the UK and France. None of them is/ are in China.

None of them :

100% negative ;

replaces things, people, places.

? Practice: Ex. 2b, 2c

? Freer: ? Use the determiners to make at least 5 sentences and try to make up a story with these 5 sentences.

? Vocabulary

Look at the picture ,what happened to these two guys? Try to make up a story with your partners.

? You can remember things easily, maybe because you have a good____________n.___. memory ? It’s hard to ____________664634343467,but if you break it memorise (v) into smaller sections , it becomes easier. ? If you bring things you’ve learned back in your mind, they become _____________ memorable (adj)

? Remember to turn off the lights when you leave the room. ? I remembered turning off the lights when I left the room. ? We use remember doing to talk about the things that we have done and we remember this. ? We use remember to do to remind people of the things that we haven’t done.

Don't forget to post the letter when you go out. ? I forgot posting the letter. And I did it again. ? We use forget doing to say we have done something but we don’t remember. ? We use forget to do to say we should do something but we haven’t done.

To help sb. think of something. remind sb. of sth. To help sb. think of that he should do sth. remind sb. to do sth.
Practice: Exb

Practice
? Don’t you remember______ me the story the day before? ? A to tell B telling C tell D told ? Oh my god , I forgot______ my homework. ? A to do B doing C done D did

? Discussion: ? Are there any things you always remember or forget? ? Do people often have to remind you to do things? ? When you need to memorize information, how do you do it?(for example, write it down several times, read it aloud etc.)

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Lesson 4 ------- Listening

Who are they?
He/She was born in 1879,died in 1955. He /She was a German. People regard him/her as one of the greatest scientist of the 20th century.
He /She was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1921.

He /She is probably best known for the theory of relativity(相对论)and photoelectric effect(光电效应).

Who are they?
He is an American actor. His big hit came He was born in in 1983 when he 1962 in New York. was cast in the He went on to become film, The a well-known star from Outsiders.
the late eighties onwards with films like

The Colour of Money(1986) and Mission Impossible Ⅱ.

What do they have in common?

? Listen for gist ? Listen to an interview with a psychologist, Dr Jane Cairns. ? Check your answers.

Neither of them was very good at school!

? ? ? ? ?

Listen for details Listen again and answer the questions. 1. When did Einstein learn to speak and read? 2. How does Tom Cruise learn his lines? Why? 3. Did Einstein’s teachers think he was intelligent? Why/Why not? ? 4. When and how did Einstein first get his ideas about space and time?

Both of them weren’t good at school, but became very successful later on in life. Why?

adj. 合乎逻辑的,合理的

When each logical step has been checked, others will believe you.

She is good at writing and using of words. So she has good verbal ability.
adj. 词语的,文字的

adj. 视觉的 形象的

You are sensible about the things you can see, such as colors, shapes, appearances and so on. You have good visual ability.

? ? ? ? ? ?

musical intelligence verbal intelligence body intelligence interpersonal intelligence visual intelligence logical-mathematical intelligence

Match the pictures with the intelligences.

musical intelligence

verbal intelligence

body intelligence

interpersonal intelligence

visual intelligence

logical-mathematical intelligence

? ? ? ? ? ?

Answers: 2. body intelligence 3. visual intelligence 4. interpersonal intelligence 5. musical intelligence 6. verbal intelligence

Think what intelligences the jobs need.
engineer
cook dancer lawyer teacher

detecive

Do fun memory tests!
? What’s your strongest intelligence? Do you remember things best by seeing, feeling or hearing?

Test 1
? 1. It’s a pair-work. Decide who is A, who is B. ? 2. Write ten numbers from 1 to 50 on a piece of paper. ? 3. Student A shows student B the numbers for 10 seconds. ? 4. Student B memorise the numbers and then write them down after 10 seconds. ? 5. Pairs change. Then check to see how many numbers each person remembers.

Test 2
? 1. Write ten new numbers between 1 and 50 on a piece of paper. ? 2. Student As read out those numbers to student Bs who must listen and write down after hearing them. ? 3. Student As mustn’t show students Bs the numbers. ? 4. Student Bs read out their numbers and student As do the same. ? 5. Check how many numbers you remember.

Test 3
? 1.Write ten new numbers between 1 and 50. ? 2. Student B closes eyes while Student A traces the numbers out on B’s hand. ? 3. Students B keeps the eyes closed until all the numbers have been traced on the hand. ? 4. Then Student B open eyes and try to write down the numbers. ? 5. Check and see how many you can remember. ? 6. Exchange your work.

Result
? Compare the correct numbers in all the tests, in which test you have the most numbers?

Succeed?

? Think and discuss: ? If you don’t have a certain very strong intelligence, how can you succeed?
◆Repeat! ◆You

can see, hear and discuss what you’ve learned! ◆Practise!


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