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高一英语 Module 1 unit 3 Reading 2

Module 1 Unit3 Reading 2


Teaching aims:

After learning this part, the students will be able to raise their reading abilities by focusing on language points and grasp the new usage of some important words and phrases in the text through language practice.

Teaching procedures:

Step 1 Lead-in

Review the previous period by letting the students discuss the following question in groups:

What do you think is the best way for teenagers to keep healthy?

Suggested key phrases for their reference:

● going on a diet     

● taking exercise regularly

● enough sleep        

● healthy diet

● receiving surgical treatment 

● taking weight-loss pills

● be confident …



Step 2 Language points

1.      be dying to do sth. (=be very eager to do sth.)

1) 她渴望见到你。

She is dying to see you.

2) 曾经一时,许多年轻人渴望出国。

There was a time when many young people were dying to go abroad.

be dying for sth. (=be thirsty/eager for sth.)

They are dying for a slim figure.

People there are thirsty for freedom.

He is eager for success.

2.      used to do (=did repeatedly in the past)


1) 我过去常常起床很早并且在早餐前散步一小时。

I used to get up early and take an hour's walk before breakfast. 

2) 过去在山顶有一座寺庙吗?

Used there to /Did there use to be a temple on top of the hill?

3) 你父亲曾经喝很多酒,是不是?

Your father used to drink a lot, didn’t / usedn’t he?


be used to doing sth./sth. (=be accustomed to sth./doing sth习惯于)

be used to do sth. (被用于做)

3.      work out (=engage in an exercise/solve/develop in a good way可译为“进行锻炼、计算出、(情况等)发展……”)

1) Amy keeps fit by working out in the gym every day.                                     


2) Can you work out the answer for me?


3) We didn’t plan it like this but it worked out very well. 


4.      be ashamed of (=feel embarrassed or guilty)

 1) 他对自己的失败感到惭愧。

He is ashamed of his failure.

   be ashamed that .../be ashamed to do

 2) 他很惭愧他撒了谎。

He is ashamed that he has lied.

3) 我不好意思告诉我父母我考试不及格。

I am too ashamed to tell my parents that I have failed the exam.

5.      recover (=return to a normal state of health/ regain possession of)


He recovered his sight after the operation.

Has the manager recovered from the shock yet?

We soon rearranged our plan and recovered our losses.

6.      contain (=have or hold)

 1) 那个盒子里装着我的回忆。

That box contains my memories.

2) 这些食物里脂肪含量都太高了。

The food contains too much fat.

3) 他们有很多宠物, 猫就有三只。

They have many pets, including three cats.

7.      worth (=having a certain value/deserve to be)

    adj. 值得, 值(多少钱)

be worth doing 值得做……

1) 这栋房子值很多钱。

The house is worth a lot of money. 

2) 这篇文章值得读。

The article is worth reading.

8.      be embarrassed about (=feel awkward or ashamed)


1) 他仍对他所做的事感到很尴尬。

He was still quite embarrassed about what he had done.

2) 我对在公众场合说英语感到尴尬。

I am embarrassed about speaking English in public.

9.      as you are


1) 不必改变自己—你这样就很好。

You don’t have to change yourself —you are fine just as you are.

2) 你应该随遇而安。

You must take things as they are.




Step 3 Practice

I. Translate the following into English:

1. 我了解很多关于香港的事,我真想去看一看。

2. 我们小时候每年冬天都去滑冰。

3. 我经常努力锻炼身体以保持健康。

4. 那个网站上的图片值得看一看。

5. 你应当对你自己的愚蠢行为感到羞耻。

6. 听我的忠告让其维持原状好了。

Suggested answers:

1. I heard a lot about Hong Kong, I’m dying to see it.

2. When we were children we used to/would go skating every winter.
3. I work out regularly to keep fit.

4. The pictures on the website are worth a look.
5. You should be ashamed of your foolish behavior.

6. Take my advice and leave it as it is.

 II. Complete the following spelling:

    1. It is well-known that smoking h_____ our health.

2. He tried his best to explain, but he f_____ to make his parents believe him.

3. It’s a s _____ that the youths nowadays don’t give seats to those in need.

4. He is an e_____ tennis player and always performs well.

5. Could you tell me e_____ what the teacher has said?

6. The girl climbed the tree an hid in the _______ (枝杈).

7. ________ (化学) labs are available to students in our school.

8. I am ______ (建议) to turn to the policeman for help.

9. The Great Wall ______ (吸引) many foreigners every year.

10. Children are asked to behave _______ (合适地) in public. 

Suggested answers:

1. harms    2. failed    3. shame    4. energetic   5. exactly

    6. branches  7. Chemistry    8. advised    9. attracts    10. properly

III. Fill in the blanks with the right forms of the following words and phrases:

     stay, recover, exercise, treatment, contain, damage, work, suffer, diet, work out

    1. We should take regular _______ and eat healthy food to keep fit.

2. We _____ awake all night in order to see the sunrise the next morning.

3. Have you _________ this math problem yet?

4. The alarm clock didn’t _____ so I was late for school this morning.

5. This book ________ all the information you need.

6. The woman was surprised at the ________ of her stolen jewels.

7. Many companies are ________ from a shortage of skilled workers.

8. He is on a ____ to reduce some weight.

9. He is receiving ______ for liver failure.

10. The flood did a lot of ________ to the crops.

Suggested answers:

1. exercise    2. stayed           3. worked out         4. work            5. contains

    6. recovery    7. suffering        8. diet              9. treatment      10. damage




Step 4 Proverbs

Let the students learn the following by heart:

● An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

● Early to bed and early to rise make a man healthy, wealthy and wise.

● Health is better than wealth.

● Good medicine for health tastes bitter to the mouth.

● Health is not valued until sickness comes.




Step 5 Homework

1. Read the text again to get a better understanding.

2. Finish Part A1, A2 on page 94.

3. Recite the new words and phrases of Reading.

4. Preview the Word Power.


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