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新视野大学英语视听说教程第一册录音文本  

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                                           Unit  1

II. Listening Skills

Listening for Names

1. Doris: Good morning. Can I help you?

  David: Yes. I need to change one of my courses.

  Doris: I’ll see what we can do. What’s your name, please?
  David: My name’s David Brown.

  Doris: Your first name again?

  David: David. D-A-V-I-D.

 The boy is called David by his first name.

 

2. Nancy: Excuse me. I want to make sure if I am registered for the new semester of English with Dr. Lang.

  Doris: Just a minute and I’ll check for you. What’s your name, please?
  Nancy: Nancy Leigh.

  Doris: Is “Lee” your last name?
  Nancy: No, it’s Leigh. L-E-I-G-H. But “Lee” would be easier to spell, wouldn’t it?

 Nancy’s last name is Leigh.

 

3. Doris: I’m sorry. But if you need a loan, you’ll have to go to the Financial Aid Office before you can register.

  Nancy: Them who should I see there?
  Doris: Well, Mrs. Vicky Klein can help you. As a matter of fact, anybody there is very nice.

  Nancy: Oh, thank you. What is her name again?

  Doris: Vicky Klein. V-I-C-K-Y, K-L-E-I-N.

Nancy should see Vicky Klein if she needs a loan.

 

4. Doris: OK, to complete this form I need your name in full, please.

  Laura: Laura Tish Hill.

  Doris: Tish? That’s an unusual middle name. Would you mind spelling that for me?

  Laura: Sure. T-I-S-H. I was named after my mother.

 Laura’s full name is Laura Tish Hill.

 

5. Doris:   Well, you need to complete the form for your parking pass. Your name, please?
  Anthony: Anythony Mcdonald.

  Doris:   Are you “Mc” or “Mac”?

  Anthony: “Mc”. My family was from Scotland.

  Doris: OK, Anthony. I’ll have your parking pass ready in a minute.

 Anthony McDonald will get his parking pass in a minute.

 

III. Listening In

Task 1: Enrolling

Good morning, everyone. I’d like to welcome you to City University. I’m Betty Russell and I work in the International Students’ Office. I have some important for you. First, you must enroll by August 28th. Pick up your ID card at our office. Them, you’ll need to pick up a library card so that you can borrow books from the library. Show them your ID card in the library and they will do it for you. You may be thinking about the sports facilities at our school. There’s no charge for student use, but of course you’ll have to show your ID card. Concerning the medical assistance, the University has its own health center, and all services are free for enrolled students.

1.B  2.D  3.B  4.C  5.A

Task 2: Living on Campus

(M=man; W=woman)

M: Hi, Lisa. How’s life on campus?
W: Hi, John. Oh, not so bad. Pretty good in fact.

M: Is that what do you think? I mean, do you like living on campus?

W: Yeah, I enjoy living here because there’s so many people around and it’s easy to make friends. What about you? Have you ever lived in a dorm before?

M: No, this is the first time.

W: I think you’ll find it quite convenient. The library, labs, sports center and other facilities are right on campus.

M: That’s true. The atmosphere here is different from the outside. But I guess living in town has its advantage too, like being close to the shopping center. You know, our university is so far from downtown.

W: But the commuting to classes…I mean, you would have to get up so early to get to classes on time. And then going home would be so much time.

M: Yeah, but the food here…it seems it’s the same thing in the cafeteria every day.

W: Well, I think the food here is OK, and if you want a change, you can eat out once in a while.

M: True.

 

1.       She thinks it’s easy to make friends.

2.       It’s convenient to use the library, the labs, the sports center and many other facilities.

3.       It’s near the shopping center.

4.       They would have to get up so early to get to classes on time. And then it would take a lot of time to get home.

5.       It seems all the same every day.

 

Task 3: Learning to speak English

Hello, how are you? When most people learn English as a second language, they learn formal English. Unfortunately, learning it like this tends to make you feel distant and bored. The truth is, most people in English-speaking countries don’t speak to each other in such a formal way. They speak in a casual way to their friends and families. When speaking casually, people tend to use a lot of informal or colloquial words, and also shorten and connect their phrases. They say things like “Hey, what’s up?” or “Hey! Whatcha been dion’?” These expressions are both common and natural, and make you seem like a native speaker. Using them may make people more interested in talking to you. This type of English is more like what you will hear in movies and TV shows. Speaking this way makes native speakers feel more relaxed and you will sound like a friendly person who speaks English well. You got that, buddy?

 

formal  formally    casual   common   native   relaxed   friendly

 

Task 4: An Announcement

attention   closing   five   checkouts   leave

 

IV. Speaking Out

Model 1 It’s nice to meet you.

Now Your Turn

Michael: Hi1 My name is Michael. Nice to meet you.

Robert:  Nice to meet you, Michael. I’m Robert. But you can call me Bob.

Michael: OK, Bob. Are you an international student here?

Robert:  Yes, I got here last week. I’m from Canada.

Michael: So, we’re going to be in the same dorm.

 

Model 2 How are you doing?

Now Your Turn

Joe: Hi, Jack.

Jack: Hello, Joe. How are you doing?

Joe: I’m just fine, thanks. How about you?

Jack: Good. Well, you see, I’m planning to take chemistry this semester. Can you recommend a           professor?

Joe: Dr. Smith, of course. They say he’s a prominent professor in chemistry.

 

Model 3 I’d like you to meet my friend.

Now Your Turn

Jason:   Hi, Jane. I’d like you to meet my friend, Mike. Mike, this is Jane.

Michael: Glad to meet you.

Jane:   Glad to meet you, too.

Michael: Jason often tells me how much he enjoys you playing the piano.

Jane:   Thank you. I enjoy watching him playing tennis, too.

Michael: Excuse me. I have an appointment, so I’m afraid I must go now. Very nice meeting you.

Jane:   Same here. Bye!

 

V. Let’s Talk

Michael: Hi! I saw you yesterday with John. We room together. I’m Michael.

Jane:   Oh, hi, Mike. How are you doing?

Michael: I’m okay, but school has been really hectic since I came. I haven’t even had a chance to       breathe!

Jane:   I know. It’s especially crazy when you’re a freshman. Hey, what’s your major?
Michael: Travel and tourism.

Jane:   Well, what do you plan to do after you graduate?

Michael: Uh… I really haven’t decided. I think I’d like to work for a travel agency in this area.            What about you?

Jane:   Well, when I first started college. I majored in physics, but later I realized I might have a hard time finding a job in that field. I ended up changing to computer science. Finding a job in the IT industry shouldn’t be as difficult.

Michael: Have you got a part=time job to support yourself through school?
Jane:  Well, I’m on a four-year scholarship that pays my tuition.

Michael: Wow, lucky you!

Jane:   Yeah. How about you? Are you paying for school yourself?
Michael: Sort of. I work weekends at travel agency.

Jane:   A travel agency? That seems like a perfect experience for you! What do you do there?

Michael: I’m a tour guide. I show tour groups around the city.

Jane:   Wow, your English must be pretty good then.

Michael: Actually, they’re all Chinese tourists. That’s why I got the job!

 

Speaker

Major

Future Job Plan

Tuition Source

Michael

Travel and tourism

To work for a travel agency

Working his way through school

Jane

Computer science

To work in the IT industry

A four-year scholarship

 

For Reference

a

A, say what you think about college life.

 Hi, John. Life on campus is really exciting! It’s totally different form high school.

B, give your opinion of A’s view.

Yeah. I feel the same. It’s an entirely new world.

A, tell B your problem and the cause for that.

Well, my problem is this: I major in Engineering, but I want to work in a foreign trade company.

So, I decide to spend more time on English. But, it’s hard, you know, to manage your time.

B, give your opinion of what A says, and tell him/her about your situation.

  I think you made the right decision. Actually, I have the same problem. You know, I’m majoring

in computer science, but I don’t like it very much. I’m really fond of travel and tourism, and I am considering changing my major, if it’s possible.

A, comment on B’s word.

Why? Computer science is cool! You’re sure to get a big salary in your future job!

 

B

A, tell B about your problem.

 Hi, john. I’m having a hard time paying my tuition.

B, Show your sympathy.

 Oh, I’m sorry to hear that. Have any way to get money?
A, say your plan to solve the problem.

  I am considering a part-time job. I think it will help pay my tuition and give me useful experience.

B, Give your opinion of A’s plan, and tell him/her about your experience.

  Right. Actually, I’m working part-time at a chain store now. It does bring in some money, but I think experience is more important.

 

VI. Further Listening and Speaking

Listening

Task 1: University Life

University life is a new and different experience for me. First of all, living at the university gives me a sense of responsibility, of being on my own. My parents aren’t around to say, “No, you’re not going out tonight.” I decide everything for myself. Being around lots of friendly people is another aspect I like about university life. On my first say, when I arrived on campus, I was a bit confused about where I was going. An upperclassman noticed out I was looking for my dorm, he said, “Oh, just follow me; that’s where I’m going.” Now, I can really say that I feel comfortable in the dorm because there are so many friendly people around to talk with. Finally, I LOVE HAVING Fridays off; I would not be able to deal with five days of classes in a row. How did I do it in high school? I love sleeping in on Fridays. I guess I’m sort of a party animal, but it seems like I go out every Thursday night. It also seems like I don’t get home until early the next day1 My head hits the pillow and I don’t move until Friday afternoon.

1.       new and different

2.        on his own

3.       a bit confused

4.       talk with

5.       sleep in

 

Task 2: Key to Learning English

I think one of the most important keys to learning English id to establish a regular study program, like planning a few minutes every morning around breakfast time. This idea may sound a little too simple to the learners, because they took English in high school for a quite a few years, but they didn’t become proficient speakers of the language. As a matter of fact I do not mean that we can become fluent speakers with just a few minutes here and there, but following a regular and consistent course of study can help us on the way to language mastery. In other words, people need to plan out their study by setting realistic and attainable goals from the beginning. Some people get caught up in the craze of learning the language on 30 days, only to give up when they can’t perform up to their expectations. And small steps little by little, are the key. For example, planning to learn to use them actively—is far better than learning 30 and forgetting them the next day.

 

1.       T  2. F  3.F  4.F  5.T

 

Task 3: Listening Effectively

Through it is 50% of everyday communication, listening, it seems, is the least taught. Listening is more than just hearing: it requires understanding. In an educational setting, listening effectively is critical. Effective listening results in doing the right assignment, doing the assignment correctly, and taking notes effectively. Doing these activities well results in learning and, most of the time, good grades. In a professional setting, listening is also critical. When you receive an oral message, your response must be correct. If you fail to listen to customers or clients, you may lose their business, and your job! Ina personal setting, listening effectively deepens your relationships. When we listen to someone, we say “You are important” without ever speaking a word. When we fail to listen, not only do we not receive the message, but we send the message that we are just plain dumb.

1.B  2.D  3.A   4.B  5.D

                                                                  

                                                                  Unit  2

II. Listening Skills

Identifying Numbers

1.       M: The stadium looks pretty big. How many people does it seat?

W: It holds around 20,000. They say more than 18,000 Tickets have been sold.

Q: How many tickets are left now?

 

2.       W: I was planning on signing up for the swimming class. Bit I heard it’s full.

M: Really? That’s strange. There were nine swimming classes last semester, and this semester there are five more.

Q: How many swimming classes are there this semester/

 

3.       W: How far do you jog every day? 5 kilometers?

M: No, about 15km. I have to run that far to stay in good people.

Q: How far does the man run each day?

 

4.  M: How many people will come to your home to watch the World Cup Final? Want me to bring anything?

W: Probably like 15 or 20. I’ve got most things covered. Maybe just bring a six-pack or something else to drink.

Q: About how many people will come to watch the World Cup Final?

 

5.       W: How many people do you think will enter for the City Marathon?

M: I’m not sure. It was 250 last year. But someone told me the number is likely to double this tear.

Q: How many people are likely to enter for this year’s City Marathon?

 

1.D   2.A   3.C   4.B   5.D

 

III. Listening In

Task 1: Yao Ming

I first saw Yao Ming back in 1997. Nike had just signed a contract to sponsor the Shanghai Sharks. We had a little party to introduce ourselves and get to know the players. A few of us were there when the team walked in. They looked normal, most about 6’4’’ or so. Then, a thin, baby-faced guy about 7’5’’ came in. We were all surprised at seeing him. We couldn’t believe his size. And when he started hitting three-pointers, we were really blown away! Our guys in the U’S’ didn’t believe that there was a Chinese kid that tall. To convince them, we had to bring him to a Nike camp in Paris that summer. Yao had always played against kids who were older than him. This was the first time he was competing with players his own age. Del Harris, then the Lakers coach, was at the camp. He fell in love with Yao Ming. He was telling everybody, “I got to have a picture with that kid. One day he’s going to have a real impact on the NBA.”

1.D   2.B   3.C   4.D   5.A

 

Task 2: Ronaldo

Ronaldo will become the first three-time winner of the FIFA World Player of the Year Award this Tuesday. Ronaldo played his early football with amateur clubs. By the time he was 16, he had signed his professional contract with a Brazilian club. He played very well, gaining a goal almost in each game. He was still only 17 when he went to seek his fortune in the European Leagues. At a Dutch club, Ronaldo got 30 goals on 33 matches. Back home, he was a member of the Brazilian team that won the World Cup in the U.S .In 1994.Although he did not get to play a single minute in that tournament, he was soon being described as the new Pele. He moved to Bracelona in 1996, and the next summer became a member of Inter Milan. He quickly became the hottest property in football, winning the FIFA World Player of the Year Award in 1996 and 1997. As he took the award in 1999 for the third time, there was no doubt that his name would live on in history.

1.       He played his early football with amateur clubs.

2.       He signed his professional contract with a Brazilian club.

3.       He went to Europe to seek his fortune in the European leagues.

4.       He was described as the new Pele.

5.       He won the award for three times: in 1996, 1997 and 1999.

 

Task 3: Physical Exercise

More and more people today are realizing the importance of regular physical exercise. Physical exercise can make you strong and healthy. By doing some form of physical exercise every day, your level of energy will increase and you will sleep better at night. There are many different forms of physical exercises that suit different tastes and needs of different people. Take track and field events, for example. Throwing the javelin can strengthen your arm and upper body. The long jump and high jump can strengthen your legs. Basketball, football and volleyball are also good forms of exercise. Be careful when choosing the right type of exercise for yourself. Id your heart is weak, for example, you should start with some light exercise. If you are overweight, know your limits. In a word, don’t overdo it.

 

Healthy    form   energy   better   different   tastes    careful   choosing

 

Task 4: An Announcement

Open   interested   checkup   apply   PE Department   exercise opportunity

 

IV. Speaking Out

Asking for and Giving Directions

Model 1 Where’s…, please?

Now Your Turn

New student: Excuse me. Where’s the gym, please?

Lisa:       You see that library building over there?

New student: Yeah.

Lisa:       The gym is behind it.

New student: Thank you very much.

Lisa:       Any time.

 

Model 2 Sorry, I’m new here, too.

Now Your Turn

New student: Excuse me, could you tell me how to get to the tennis courts?

Ashley:     The tennis courts? Sorry, I don’t know. I’m new here, too.

New student: OK, thanks anyway.

(Then the new student asks James.)

New student: Excuse me. Could you tell me where the tennis courts are?
James:      See the Student Activities Center over there? They’re in front of it.

New student: Thanks a lot.

James:      No problem.

 

Model 3 Go straight ahead till…

Now Your Turn

New student: Excuse me. I wonder if you could tell me how to get to the school stadium.

John:       Just go straight ahead till you reach the riverside, then turn right and walk until you see the students’ cafeteria. Turn left, and walk about five minutes. You’ll see Hudson Hall, a dorm building. The school stadium is on the opposite side.

New student: Thank you very much.

John:       You’re welcome.

 

V. Let’s Talk

Jim: Hey Jack, hurry up! The game’s going to start any minute mow. What are you doing

anyway?

Jack: I’m just making some popcorn. Beer, popcorn, football! What more could you want on a

Saturday afternoon?

Jim: Yeah, I guess this is the next best thing to getting actual tickets to the game. I’m cool with just watching it here in the dorm. The TV will give us a better view.

Jack: It’s gonna be a good game. I’m anxious to see some of the local players in action.

Jim: Yeah, should be good… but not for your team. I don’t think they have a chance.

Jack: Why not? We’ve got some good players.

Jim: Maybe, but the other team has some of the best players in Europe. David Beckham, Michael Owen. How can your guys compete with them?

Jack: Of course they’re good, but our local team is also excellent!

Jim: OK, if you’re so confident, how about a bet?

Jack: All right. Loser pays for a dinner at Pizza Hut after the match.

Jim: Fine. I could eat some pizza tonight. Mmm. I can taste it now.

Jack: Don’t forget to bring your wallet, Jim. You’re going to need it after you lose.

Jim: Goal! Michael Owen. I think I’m starting to get hungry for some pizza!

Jack: I think our goalkeeper was distracted.

Jim: Yeah, right! (sarcastically)

Jack: Hey! Our team’s got a corner. Only two minutes left. Maybe the game will end in a tie.

Jim: Ooooh! Too bad, Jack. You guys almost did it!

Jack: Well, time is up, and I’m starving. Let’s go to Pizza Hut. It’s on me!

 

Jack( rooting for the home team) a,b,e,f

Jim( rooting for the visiting room) c,d,g,h

 

For Reference

a

A, say the score of the match excitedly.

 Wow! The score is 65:67 in favor of Lakers.

B, discourage your partner and ask for wait-and-see.

 Come on! Rockets is striking back. He who smiles last smiles best.

A, answer back, showing confidence in the visiting team.

 I don’t think so. Well begun is half done, you know.

B, shout at the three-point shoot which leads to the home team’s advantage.

 THREE! 68:67 in Rockets’ favor. Come on, guys! Some more points!

A, sign at the final loss of the visiting team and show your disbelief.

 Oh, Jesus. How can that be?

b

A, comment on the general performance of the team.

  These guys do a good job today, huh?
B, agree but say what you see happening on the field.

  Yeah. They’re really wonderful. Oh, the opposing team scored two goals within THREE minutes!

A, show your extreme disbelief.

  Incredible! 2goal in 3 minutes!

B, complain about the poor defense and save.

  What poor defense and terrible save of the goalkeeper!

A, Show your disappointment by promising not to watch the team’s game later.

  My whole night id ruined. I don’t want to watch their game any more.

 

VI. Furthering Listening and Speaking

Listening

Task 1: Sports in the U.S.

Sports are very important in the U.S. both for spectators and participants. Many people have jobs where they sit for most of the day, so when they have free time, they like to take part in more physical activities. Both team sports and individual activities are popular. Youth sports are played either in local clubs or for teams representing schools. Most major league sports recruit their players from college or high school teams. Specter sports are also a major part of American culture. Many Americans watch sports weekly, if not daily. Thousands of people attend professional and college sporting events to cheer on their local teams. Millions more choose to watch on TV and root from their own living rooms. On TV, American football, baseball and basketball are the most popular sports. Soccer has a long way to go before it is on the same level with the “big three”. Although there is some overlapping, football is played in the fall, basketball in the winter and baseball in the spring and summer. American professional teams are privately owned and generally situated in major cities, so they have a large fan base to draw from. There’s no government involvement in these leagues.

1. popular    2. weekly    3. local clubs   4. big three    5. fan base

 

Task 2: Walking

Generally, people travel by car, bus or subway in America. Rarely is a bicycle used as a method for transportation. In many cities and towns, Americans choose to walk. Walking is considered one of the best way to stay healthy. It is the world’s most natural exercise. About 50 million Americans are active in what is called “fitness” walking. They take short walks a few times each week to improve their health. Fitness walking can be done almost anywhere, anytime. No special equipment is needed. Experts advise drinking lots of water before and after each walk. They say the most effective way to walk is the natural way. A new study has provided details about the link between walking and your emotional health. A professional at California State University asked a group of students to describe their feelings of energy and tension. Then he sent them on a fast walk for 10 minutes. When the students returned, they reported feeling less tired and more energetic. The professor found short walks could also help make personal problems seem less serious. Indeed, one group of people said their problems didn’t seem as bad as they had been before they went for a fast 10-minute walk.

 

1. F   2.F   3.F   4.T   5.T

 

Task 3: The 27th Summer Olympic Games

The 27th summer Olympic Games were held in Sydney, Australia, in 2000. Thousand of athletes gathered there to take part in the first Summer Olympic of the new century. It was, however, not the first time for Australia to host the Olympic Games. Australia also played host in 1956, when the city of Melbourne was the site of the Games. The 2000 Olympic lasted a little more than two weeks, from September 15 to October 1. The mascot of Sydney Olympic Games was, not surprisingly, a Kangaroo. There were some new events in the 1000 Olympic, such as women’s water polo and weightlifting. The Games were a great success. In sporting competition, athletes broke lots of Olympic and world records. Also, the event was a huge financial success for Australia, especially in the tourism industry.

1. D   2.B   3.B  4.C   5.D

 

                                                                            Unit  3

 

II. Listening Skills

Understanding Times and Dates

1. W: Oh, look at the clock. It’s 5:15. I’ll be late for Jennifer’s birthday party! I was supposed to leave at 5 o’clock.

M: Don’t worry! You still have some time. The clock is twenty minutes fast.

Q: What time is it now?

2. W: It’s 7:50, lazybones, and you’re going to be late for the meeting.

  M: God! I was sleeping like a dog. Well, I still have ten minutes.

Q: When is the man’s meeting?

3. M: Thank you, Laura. We’d like to go to the barbecue with you. What time should we be there

W: Some people are coming around 11:00, and we’re going to play badminton, but we won’t            eat until around 12:30.

Q: At what time are they going to eat?

4. M: I knew Dr. Smith’s birthday was October 26th, but I didn’t realize it was this Saturday.

  W: Let’s give him a surprise party. We could ask him to meet us at his office at 5, and then we could take him to dinner at the restaurant around 5:30.

  Q: What time does the woman suggest meeting Dr. Smith?

5. M: I just read that Einstein was born on March 14, 1879, when very little was understood about time and energy.

  W: Absolutely. But when he died on April 18, 1955, people knew a lot more, and nuclear power stations had been built.

  Q: When was Einstein born?

1.D   2.B   3.C   4.A   5.B

III. Listening In

Task 1: A Picture

I have a picture that sits on my desk in my bedroom. When I have trouble studying, or I’m worried about an exam, I just take a look at it. It is a picture of my best friends taken years ago when we were in high school. It reminds me of the good time we’ve shared and the support their friendship still gives me today. Even though our lives have gone in different directions, the bond we created has kept us close. Every week I get a message on my answering machine from one of them, or a letter in the mail with the latest news or vacation photos. I often get e-mail with a joke for the day, or words of comfort about some problems in my life. My friends have shown up for surprise birthday parties, and one of them even traveled two hours from the other end of town just to watch my first English speech contest. Our friendship has carried me through a lot of difficult experiences, and has enriched the good ones. It is the kind of friendship that outlasts disagreements, changes, and separation.

1.C   2.A   3.D   4.B   5.B

Task 2: Problem of Meeting People

As a foreign student, I have a number of problems, both academically and socially. The biggest one is meeting people. I feel confident about my ability to cope with problems from my studies, but I’m not comfortable making friends with other students, especially local ones. Perhaps I’m worrying unnecessarily, but I find it difficult to talk to them and to make friends. The primary reasons is the language barrier. My English is quite standard and forma, and although that helps me with my academic work, I have trouble understanding other students when they are just talking. It seems to me that in order to meet with other students I really need informal, colloquial English. Besides, there’s the cultural gap. That’s why it’s so difficult for overseas students and native English speaking students to really get to know each other. I really want to overcome this difficulty. I guess the best way to begin is to start talking about course work that we share; and then I could suggest going for a cup of tea or coffee. Over coffee we could get to know each other. Another way would be to join a club, like a tennis club or a photo club, because that immediately gives you something in common with other people there. It gives you a starting point to build on.

1.       He has both academic and social problems.

2.       He fells confident about his ability to cope with his studies.

3.       The language barrier is the main reason why he finds it hard to make friends with local students.

4.       It is difficult for overseas students and native English speaking students to really get to know each other because there is the cultural gap.

5.       Te best way for the overseas students to actually overcome the difficulty of making friends with native English speaking students is to start talking about course work.

Task 3: Long Distance Friendships

I have quite a few long distance friendships. How do I maintains these relationships? Well, I believe friendship is very important, But I also think friendship really needs tending—like plants in the garden. It’s important to keep up to date with my friends, something that’s hard to do with long distances between us. But over the years I have managed to stay very tight with my friends, even though distances separate us. Jane lives in another city, and she’s not much for writing letters, so we talk on the phone at least once a week, usually for an hour at a time. We take turns calling each other, so I stay close to her through the phone. My phone bills are high, but I consider them just another living expense, like rent. Other friends I e-mail. I have one friend who just isn’t into writing letters. I’ve known her for a long time. We’ve always considered ourselves friends, but over time I’ve always been in and out of touch with her. But she is always on-line—e-mail is her thing. Since I’ve gotten an e-mail address, I e-mail her twice a week. Now, I’m back in good touch with her. She’ll often sit down and write me e-mail, but she just wouldn’t do it with pen and paper. E-mail’s really a great way to keep in touch with friends.

1.maintain      2.tending     3.date     4.phone     5.turns      6.bills     7.expenses

8.e-mail    10.touch

Task 4: An Announcement

1.       The Student Friendship Association

2.       outing

3.       school gate

4.       6:40

5.       7 sharp

6.       on time

IV. Speaking Out

Now Your Turn

Nicole: Hi, Steven!

Steven: Why, Nicole! You looked so excited.

Nicole: I can’t believe it! I won the first prize in the speech contests!

Steven: That’s great! Congratulations!

Nicole: Thanks. I’m so happy! I really worked hard though.

Steven: You deserve it. I’m very happy for you.

Model 2 Sorry, I’m new here, too.

Now Your Turn

Matthew: Hey, Kimberly, guess what!

Kimberly: What’s up, Matt?
Matthew: I’ve got the most wonderful news!

Kimberly: What’s that?
Matthew: Our school basketball team won our game—and by ten points!

Kimberly: How wonderful!

Model 3 Go straight ahead till…

Now Your Turn

Susan: What’s wring? You looked so tired and worried.

Sarah: My roommate, Nicole, had a temperature last night, as high as 40 degrees centigrade!

Susan: Terrible! Is she all right now?
Sarah: I don’t know. She’s in hospital.

Susan: I hope she’ll be fine.

Sarah: So do I.

V. Let’s Talk

Jack: Hi, I’ve been looking for you since the morning. I couldn’t find you anywhere.

Jane: Yeah. I don’t feel like hanging out with the crowd any more, especially since Susan stopped coming to school.

Jack: I know. It’s such a pity about her parents: losing one parent is bad enough, but losing them both on the same day and in such an accident…It’s terrible! Have you seen her since?

Jane: No. I tired talking to her on the phone. She sounded bad.

Jack: The other day, I talked to Mr. Smith—you know that tall guy who works in the Dean’s Office. Apparently, Susan is thinking of dropping out of school. She has almost money, you know. Her parents didn’t have much savings.

Jane: Yeah. I’ve been quite worried about her. But simply feelings sorry for her is not enough; we have to think of some way to help her. Have any suggestions?

Jack: Well, I haven’t really thought about it. I could possibly give her some money. I’ve saved up from my part-time job.

Jane: Wow. You’re so generous! But…that wouldn’t be a long-term solution.

Jack: That’s true…Perhaps we could help her find a part-time job.

Jane: Good idea! The lady who runs the shop where I work at night could be helpful. If Susan is interested, I can introduce her to the lady.

Jack: Great! Once she gets a regular income, things will be better. More than anything else, it will take her mind off her tragedy.

Jane: Hmm…I was wondering, could we organize a fund-raiser for her?

Jack: Well, I’m not so sure how that would work. You know, taking help from us, her best friends, is one thing, but getting the whole school involved may not be a good idea.

Jane: Yeah. You’re right. We’ll think of something else. In the meantime let’s go ahead with what we’ve planned. (Looking at her watch) Oh! It’s five to two. I have a class. I gotta run. Let’s meet tonight. Bye!

Jack: Bye!

JACK   ABEG      Jane   CDF

For Reference

A

A, break the bed news about Mary to B.

  It’s terrible! I heard that Mary’s father died of cancer.

B, say what you feel about the news.

  Oh, my. I am so sorry to hear that. What terrible news!

A, tell your worry about Mary’s life and study.

  Her father is a real breadwinner of the family. Mary will have to quit school.

B, suggest doing something to help Mary out.

  Well, that’s too bad. What shall we do then as her good friends?
A, give your suggestion.

  Is that possible that we raise money from among our fellow schoolmates to support her?
B, show your agreement with A.

  Sounds OK. Let’s give it a try.

B

A, tell B that John is going to be back to school.

  I heard that John is going to be back to school.

B, say what you feel about the news.

  Oh, really? He’s been in hospital for such a long time.

A, show your concern about John’s missed study.

  Well, he must be very worried about his study.

B, suggest helping John with his schoolwork,

  Let’s take turns to help him catch up on weekends. OK?
A, show your agreement to B’s opinion.

  Good. I would also love to be helpful.

VI. Furthering Listening and Speaking

Task 1: Worry of a Teacher

Susan Smith cared for her students very much, and they all liked her. She wanted them to learn and to be happy. She had a special relationship with one student, Doris. Doris had been to Susan’s house several times and had come to know her husband and children. Lately, Susan had been very worried about Doris because the student’s hometown had recently been hit by a strong earthquake. Susan observed that Doris had lost a lot of weight and often had dark circles under her eyes. She talked to Doris and was as helpful as she could be, but felt that Doris really should see a doctor. One day, Susan talked to Doris and suggested that she go to the health center to talk to one of the doctors. Doris’ face became very red. She said, “I don’t need a doctor. How could you make a suggestion like that? I thought you were my friend!” Susan was very surprised by Doris’ reaction. She said, “I’m sorry to have upset you. I just want to help.” After that conversation, Doris stopped talking to Susan. She also transferred out of her class.

1. learn    happy

2. earthquake

3. weight   dark circles

4. the health center   turned red

5. surprised   talking    transferred

Task 2: How to build lifelong friendship?
You may have a lot of friends and expect your friendships to last a lifetime. However, lifelong friendships are not always what everybody can get. Friends sometimes misunderstand each other. For one thing, you may want your friends to be near at hand, but also you need your independence and privacy. For example, when one of your friends comes asking if it is all right to spend the evening in your house, sometimes you just say “no” to hi or her because it is nor convenient for you. Unfortunately, not all your friends understand this type of independence. They believe that friends can ask for any favor and the answer should always be “yes”. Also, misunderstanding sometimes occurs when you ask for help. You expect your friends to help you mo matter what the circumstances are. But the fact is, your friends may not always drop everything to satisfy each of your needs. This may make you angry with them and your friendship could fade. The most important thing for you and your friends to do is to always show understanding and respect for each other.

1.T   2.F   3.F   4.T   5.T

Task 3: At Your Side

When the daylight’s gone and you’re on your own,

And you need a friend just to be around.

I will comfort you; I will take your hands.

And I’ll pull you through, I will understand.

 

And you know that I’ll be at your side.

There’s no need to worry.

Together we’ll survive through the haste and hurry.

I’ll be at your side.

 

If you feel like you’re alone, and you’ve nowhere to turn,

I’ll be at your side.

 

If life’s standing still and your soul’s confused,

And you cannot find what road to choose.

If you make mistakes,

You can’t let me down.

I will still believe,

I will turn around…

 

 

 

 
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