Objectives
 Guidance to listen and talk about leisure
activities for different age groups
 Read about leisure activities on campus
 New words and expressions
 Practice reading skills: improving
concentration
 Practice the use of verb tenses
 Write about favorite leisure-time hobby
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Teaching Arrangement
 Pre-reading (0.5 period)
 Reading (2.5 periods)
 After Reading (0.5 period)
 Writing and Produce (0.5 period)
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Introduction of the topic
 Leisure activities for the youth
 Leisure activities for children
 Leisure activities for the white collars
 Leisure activities for housewives
 Leisure activities for the middle-aged
and the old
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For the youth (1)
Ping-pang
basketball
football
volleyball
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For the youth (2)
tennis
Rock climbing
skiing
badminton
drifting
swimming
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For the youth (3)
Karaoke
see a film
have a picnic
play the guitar
Net bar, computer
games,surf the
Internet,chat online→
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For children (1)
skipping
↙rubber band
sand bag throwing↓
←Rope skipping
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For today’s children (2)
Parks for entertainment
Hide-and-seek ↑
animated cartoons ↑
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For the white collars
Body-shaping,
yoga
bowling
golf→
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For housewives
go shopping
house-work,
cleaning→
dancing→
watching TV
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For the middle -aged and the old(1)
majiang
Chess
Chinese chess
go,weiqi
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For the middle -aged and the old(2)
traditional opera
amateur performer
fishing
drawing
calligraphy
A system of physical
exercises that
emphasizes the
balance ,coordination
and effortlessness in
movements---
taijiquan
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About the Bands
1) ‘NSync: a pop music group in the
U.S. with members including Justin
Timberlake, Lansten Bass, Chris
Kirkpatrick, Joey Fatone Jr., and
Joshua Scott Chasez. 超级男孩
2) Backstreet Boys: a pop music group in
the U.S. formed in the mid-1990s with
members including Kevin Richardson,
Nick Carter, Brian “Brok” Littrell, A.J.
McLean and Howie D. 后街男孩
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Listening
Directions: Listen to the passage with blanks
in the unit and try to fill in the missing
words.
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Keys:
1. spare
2. Clubs
3. societies
4. Sports
5. music
6. Party
7. Meet
8. make
9. hang out
10.bored
Possible explanations:
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Passage A --- Clubs and Societies
 warming up --- a brief introduction of clubs
and societies on Chinese university campus
 global comprehension of the text --- the style,
the structure, the general idea
 detailed study of the text --- language points
 translation practice
 classroom activity
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Clubs and societies on our campus
 学术类(academic):青桥文学社, 冰点学社, 计算
机协会,民俗协会,口才联盟 ,军事协会
 实践类(practical):环保协会,新城市协会,正诚爱心
社 ,青年志愿者协会,…
 艺术类(art): ,拉丁舞协会 ,动漫协会,同慧影视工
作室 ,雨枫漫画社 ,影视协会 ,地上铁话剧团
 运动类(sports):健身操协会,羽毛球协会,轮滑协会,
棋协
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Famous clubs and societies of other
universities
北大山鹰社,青年成才促进会
复旦燕园剧社,天文协会
武大轻骑士剧社,樱花诗社,绿洲环保
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Roles of clubs and societies
 Act as a bridge between the students and the
university authority
 Good places to meet new friends, to pursue one’s
interest,to get one’s mind from study,to enrich one’s
college life
 Create and form a campus culture
 Provide a stage to develop one’s abilities, to prepare
for future career
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Management and running of clubs and
societies
校团委大学生社团指导中心(University
Proctors,Student Affairs Division)
各社团和协会(clubs,societies and associations)
协会会长(president)
协会理事
会员(members)
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Global comprehension of the text --the structure, the general idea (1)
part 1 (para1---2) : how to find out what clubs are
on offer at Oxford?
 check out the clubs at the OUSU Freshers’ Fair
 browse through Oxford Directory, a hand book
issued in Freshers’ Week
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Global comprehension of the text --- the
structure, the general idea (2)
part 2 (para3): Do people get involved in
societies to the same degree?
 some totally immerse themselves in a club
 others prefer to take a more eclectic approach
 Many others, completely ignore the societies
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Global comprehension of the text --the structure, the general idea (3)
part 3 (para4) : flourishing societies of colleges
 music and drama are often popular
 you can also start something up
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Global comprehension of the text --the structure, the general idea (4)
part 4 (para5) : downsides of larger societies
Hacking (seeking advancement)in whatever
clubs and society
 Oxford Union, Guild Society, more ambitious
 build their CVs
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Global comprehension of the text --the structure, the general idea (5)
part 5 (para6) : other societies at Oxford, one
suitable for you
 political parties
 sports clubs
 groups for main religions
 societies interested in foreign cultures
 charities
 literature, music, drama, sci-fi
 strange groups
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Detailed study of the text --- language
points (1)
1. apart ad. distant;separately
eg. She was standing a little apart from the others.
1) 这两栋建筑相隔三英里
The two buildings are three miles apart.
2)~ from
eg. a good piece of work , ~ from a few slight faults.
eg.~from inflation, the government has a lot of
problems to do with.
3) tell ~
I can’t tell the two boys ~
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2. apply v. to request sth.esp .officially and in writing;to
bring into use or operation
1) ~ for (a job,a position)
2) This question only applies to the married men.
applicable eg.this rule is only ~ to foreigners.
applied
eg.~ mathematics
applicant
eg. The applicants will have an interview.
application eg.I wrote five applications for this job.
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3. avoid v. to keep away from,to prevent
sth.from happening
eg. She ~ed ____ the question. (answer)
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4. behavior v. behave ( + adv/prep/oneself)
eg
她表现出很大的勇气
1) She behaved with great courage.
2) He will learn how to behave (act in a socially
acceptable or polite way )
behaved a.
a well-~ child
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5. blank n./a. without writing ; without expression
a ~ page
eg.
1) She looked completely ~.(without expression,
interest or understanding)
2) 我的大脑一片空白
My mind was a complete ~ . /go blank
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6. edition n. a number of copies of a book ,
newspaper, magazines, etc, that are produced and
printed at one time
editor
~ of the dictionary
edition
a new ~
editorial 1)an ~office 编辑 2) 报纸的社论
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7. ignore v. refuse to take notice of,often
intentionally
neglect v. pay no attention to; give not enough
care to
overlook v. fail to see or notice
eg. 1)In the checking, a printer’s error
is( ).
2) I can’t (____)his rudeness any longer.
3) The garden shows signs of being( _ ).
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8. tend v.
1)be liable to / be inclined to / be apt to / be likely
to
eg. It tends to rain here a lot in spring.
2) look after , take care of
eg.She tended her husband lovingly during his
illness.
n. tendency she has a ~ to shout when she is angry.
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9. vary v. to be different
eg.The quality of her work never varies.
The students come from varied backgrounds.
(various)
These T-shirts are available in a wide variety .
The winds today can be light and variable.
Opinions on this issue vary from person to person.
The two pieces of cloth vary in quality.
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language points (10)
10.Some totally immerse themselves in a club,
hardly speaking to…Others prefer to take a
more eclectic approach, being members of …
(v-ing ---as adverbials introducing the
secondary action of the sentence subject.)
eg.1) She was very shy, hardly speaking even to
her best friends.
2) He was very rich,often going to fancy
resorts on holiday.
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language points (11)
11.Many people,…ignore University societies
and just hang out with mates in college
Paraphrase: It may not be very wise , but many
students join no groups on campus and just spend
time together casually.
13. Do not be afraid, though…
Though:(not used at the beginning of a clause)in
spite of the fact; nevertheless
eg. It’s hard work; I enjoy it, though.
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Translation practice (1)
1. 这钢琴有些不对劲,但是我无法说清楚。
(put one’s finger on)
Reference:
Something is wrong with the piano, but I
can’t put my finger on what it is.
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Translation practice (2)
2. 这条裤子不但太大,而且也与我的夹克不
相配。(apart from)
Reference:
Apart from being too large, the trousers don’t
match my jacket,either.
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Translation practice (3)
3. 不论理由是什么,反正我喜欢流行音
乐.(whatever)
Reference:
I love pop music, for whatever reasons.
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Translation practice (4)
4. 他对外国文化怀有浓厚的兴趣, 经常博览
群书以寻找有用的信息。(browse through)
Reference:
He has great interest in foreign cultures, often
browsing through piles of books to look for any
useful information.
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Translation practice (5)
5. 在是否要创办一个新的社团的问题上,我
们意见很不一致。(vary)
Reference:
Opinions on whether we should start a new
society vary a great deal.
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Classroom activity (students are required to retell the
main idea of the text in group with the help of the following points)
 many activities help you pass the time on
campus, but only…
 at Oxford, your first move should be to…
 the degree to which people get involved in…
 some totally…others prefer…while many…
 societies offer a great chance to …
 With over 300 registered societies at Oxford,
there really is something for everyone.
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Assignments




doing the exercises in the book
doing more reading on the university web
writing a short passage
preparing for Passage B (try to understand
the general idea and find out valuable
language points to learn)
 getting familiarized with the dialogues
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Passage B --- A Well-Balanced Life
 reading skills
 global comprehension
of the text
 summary of the text
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Reading skills --- Improving
Concentration
 control external distractions(eg. a quiet
place)
 increase your attention span
 focus on the main points
(apply the skill in reading passage B)
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Global comprehension of the text (1)
1. What does the author mainly tell us in the
passage?
Leisure time plays a vital role in maintaining
a well-balanced life.
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Global comprehension of the text
(2)
2. What does the author mean by saying
“Finally I found a way out in my leisure
time?”
She found leisure time could help relieve her
stress and maintain a well-balanced life.
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Global comprehension of the text (3)
3. When does the author listen to slow music?
When she is sad.
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Global comprehension of the text (4)
4. How import are good friends to the author?
They support her in everything she does and
help her in every situation she is in.
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Global comprehension of the text (5)
5. What main suggestion does the author give us in the
passage on how to relieve stress?
Pursuing some leisure activities.
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Global comprehension of the text (6)
6.What’s your opinion of a well-balanced life?
A well-balanced life is necessary to live in
today’s world.One should make creative use of
his leisure time to maintain a balanced
life,which will help him to be a well-rounded
and energetic person.
All work and no play, makes Jack a dull boy;
All play but no work, makes Jack a mere toy.
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Summary of the text
A ___ life is necessary to live in today’s
world. I’ve experienced great___ in my study
and work. And I finally find a way out in my
___. I spend most of my ___ reading, listening
to music, talking to my ____ friends , or talking
on ___ with people I meet. Stress can be a very
___ and ___experience. But when it___, you
can do something other than wait, like talking
to your friends or listening to music. Then you
may not think you would have been so stressed
and ____. A well-balanced life is import to ___ .
And leisure time plays a ___role.
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Important points to be kept in mind (1)
ambition
apply
avoid
behavior
blank
comprehensive
culture
edition
flourish
grant
highly
ignore
literature
negative
obvious
region
secure
tend
thrive
vary
voluntary
adjust
depress
fulfill
function
leisure
maintain
relate
relax
relieve
social
stress
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Important points to be kept in mind (2)
apart from
check out
give out
hang out
immerse oneself in
put one’s finger on
throw oneself into
add to
along with
fall behind
figure out
get by
go through
lead to
other than
relate to
a range of
an array of
browse through
get involved in
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Important points to be kept in mind (3)
open up
give out
apply sth. to
a well-rounded person
try every means to
adjust oneself to
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Important points to be kept in mind (4)
ambition--- ambitious
apply---application---applicant
behave---behavior---behavioral
comprehensive---comprehend
culture---cultural
edition---edit---editor---editorial
flourish---flourishing
ignore---ignorance---ignorant
region---regional
secure---security
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Important points to be kept in mind (5)
vary---variation---variety---varied---various
voluntary---volunteer---volunteering
adjust---adjustable---adjustment
depress---depressed---depression
fulfill---fulfilled---fulfillment
function---functional
maintain---maintenance
relate---relation---related
relax---relaxation---relaxed
relieve---relief
social-society
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Talking
 On the basis of serious thinking of the
questions prior to the two texts and
information gained in all the materials , talk
in pair about leisure activities, how to keep a
balanced life.
 Use the words and expressions in the unit as
many as possible
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Writing --- general
 Refer to the textbook and refresh your minds of
different verb tenses , and irregular participles
 Write a short passage of 80 words or so on the topic
“My Leisure-time Hobby”.
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Writing --- practical

Refer to the textbook to appreciate
the two posters and invitation cards.
 Work in groups to make a poster .
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Assignments



doing the exercises of Passage B
getting more familiarized with the words
and expressions related to leisure activities
imitate the dialogues and get ready for pair
work
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