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视听说教程第二册课文录音文本 Unit 4  

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Unit 4 Life under the spotlight

Listening to the world

Sharing

Scripts

H = Hina; W1 = Woman 1, etc.; M1 = Man 1, etc.

Part 1

H: I like reading about famous people and finding out about their lives. But I wouldn’t want to be famous myself. I’m happy being a normal person, doing a normal job. How do you feel about fame? Would you like to be famous?

Part 2

W1: Oh, I would love to be famous.

M1: Not particularly. I like to keep to myself. I’m a fairly private person.

W2: No, I wouldn’t like to be famous.

W3: No, I don’t think I’d like to be famous.

W4: I think I would, but not too famous.

W5: No.

M2: No.

W6: No, I wouldn’t like to be famous. Um, I think that people are too obsessed with fame, too interested in fame these days.

M3: It’s not something I’d actively look for, no.

W7: Um, I’m not sure about that. I would like, like to be a bit famous but I wouldn’t like to be like, really really famous, because you just don’t have time on your own anymore.

W8: I’m not sure. I think it’s very easy to get obsessed with the good things that fame can bring, like the free gifts, and the doors opening for you, and all that kind of side of things.

M4: When I was younger, I used to want to be an actor. And thought, yeah, being famous would be great, but er, but now I’m not so bothered.

Part 3

H: What would you like to be famous for?

W8: I’d like to be famous for doing something new and exciting.

M4: Um, these days, I’d like to be famous for doing something worthwhile, I think. Ah, for the, sort of charitable work.

W7: Maybe being a model.

W2: I’d like to be well-known as a graphic designer, but that’s not real fame.

W6: If I were to be famous, ah, I would like to be famous for an amazing invention, I think, or for perhaps, a medical cure, something to cure cancer.

M3: I suppose directing films. If I was gonna be famous for anything, that would probably be what I’d like to be famous for.

W5: I prefer to be anonymous. I like anonymity when I’m in the street.

Part 4

H: Which famous person would you most like to meet?

W3: I’d love to meet Barack Obama.

M3: At the moment, I’d probably like to meet the President of the United States, Barack Obama.

W7: Maybe Mischa Barton. Because she does loads of different things, and I think she’s really pretty, and I like her style.

W6: Um, I’d like to meet Bob Dylan. I really like his music. Um, I don’t know what I’d say to him, but I think I’d like to meet him.

W2: Famous person I would most like to meet? Probably – quite vacuous – it would probably be Johnny Depp, or somebody like that, ’cause he’s really good-looking.

W5: I would like to meet Johnny Depp, because I enjoy his movies a good deal.

M4: I think I’d like to meet er, Ranulph Fiennes – ah, just generally because of … of what he’s done, his sort of Arctic exploration, and the fact that he’s been able to go where other people haven’t.

W8: I’d love to meet a famous explorer. If he was still alive I would really like to meet Edmund Hillary.

 

Listening

Scripts

P = Presenter; A = Anita Jacobs; J = Jasmin Wells

P: Have you ever felt stuck in a rut? Well, this morning we talk to two women who have made big life changes and they are here to tell us about it. Anita Jacobs used to work in advertising. But she sold her house, gave up her job, and decided to travel around the world. Jasmin Wells used to work as a doctor in York. In her 30s she gave up her job and became a professional musician. Anita first, what made you decide to change?

A: Well, I was nearly 40. I was in a job that I wasn’t really interested in. I used to work long hours and I didn’t enjoy the job much anymore. So I decided to follow an ambition I’ve had for a long time. I always wanted to travel, but I never had the chance.

P: Your ambition was to travel around the world?

A: That’s right. The idea was to take a year off. I started work when I was 18 and I never had a break in all that time. I never had time to travel or see the world. So I decided to take a year off and go traveling. The time was right, so I left my job and went.

P: And you earned some money while you were traveling, didn’t you?

A: Well, a little. I worked on a farm for a while in Australia. They didn’t pay me very much, but I stayed on the farm and ate for free, so I was happy.

P: I see. Now, Jasmin, doctor to musician is quite a big change. What happened?

J: Well, it is a big change. And it happened quite suddenly. I was working in a hospital doing more than 100 hours a week, looking after elderly patients. I didn’t use to have time for anything else. It was just work, work, work. And one morning when I left the hospital, I saw a piano in the corner of the room. I sat down and started to play. I remembered that I really enjoyed making music.

P: So, did you use to play the piano before, as a child?

J: Yes, I used to play, but I wasn’t very good! Luckily, I’m a bit better now. Anyway, I decided I wanted to learn the piano, so I started piano lessons, and learned about writing songs. It became a passion for me, and I realized that it was something I really wanted to do. So, I decided to make more time for it, and eventually I gave up medicine altogether, and started playing my own music.

P: Fascinating, now tell me about …

 

Viewing

Scripts

V = Voice-over; M1 = Man 1, etc.; W1 = Woman 1; DL = Denise Lewis; P = Presenter

LH = Lewis Hamilton; N = Newsreader

Part 1

V: This is Lewis Hamilton, Formula One driver, model, celebrity, winner.

M1: He has a face, an attitude, a style and a talent that the sponsors love.

M2: Everybody’s talking about Lewis Hamilton. Everyone wants to talk to me about Lewis Hamilton. I want to talk to them about Lewis Hamilton.

W1: He’s my new hero. He really is. He’s ... he’s a hero for, for loads of people.

DL: I feel so passionate about his story, his progression and the impact he’s made on Formula One.

V: This is the story of how Lewis Hamilton went from this ... to this. Formula One is all about speed. In this world, only the fastest survive. The season lasts from March to October, and it takes place in some of the world’s richest locations. It’s the sport of millionaires ... and heroes. Speed on the track, money in the bank, fame and glory. And nobody does it better than Lewis Hamilton, the billion dollar man. A hero today. But where did it all start?

Part 2

P: Cars like these are getting ready to compete in the World Championships. Somebody who’s preparing for those very same championships is Lewis Hamilton, who is only seven years old. So how long have you been racing cars for already, Lewis?

LH: About a year.

P: So you must be pretty good at it. Is it easy to do?

LH: No.

P: What do you have to do then?

LH: This is the brake.

P: That’s the brake. Oh, you need the brake.

LH: And these are the turns for steering.

P: That’s your steering wheel, right and left. OK, now … um … do you think I’d be able to have a go?

LH: Yes.

P: You sure? They’re under starter’s orders for the Blue Peter mini-Grand Prix. Three, two, one. Go! ... And I’m last already. I hope you’re allowed to do that. Put it back on the track. I’m going to be lapped. It’s been brought back on. And cars are over me all the time. And we have a winner! Who won the race?!

LH: Me!

P: Lewis! Well done! Congratulations!

LH: The reason I wanna be a Formula One driver is because it’s got a lot of speed in it. Um, when I saw the actual speed that they were doing, it was amazing because you don’t actually think about it when you’re watching TV. And my kart feels really powerful when I’m in it but imagine being in a Formula One car. It must be very powerful.

N: Lewis Hamilton has won four British go-karting championships. Now he says he wants to be world Formula One champion by the time he’s 20.

LH: My ambition is to get to Formula One. Definitely. Um … I enjoy the speed. Um … I like to be with all the ... the big guys, and I like to be making lots of money.

V: After go-karting, Lewis moved on to Formula Three, which is two levels below Formula One. Formula Three is fast, dangerous, and full of young, ambitious drivers. The best of the drivers are seen by Formula One managers. And Lewis, of course, was the best. After two years of winning everything, he moved up to the next level, and then to Formula One.

LH: It’s so different to what I, I’m used to. Before I was, I was just a driver, but now it seems to change absolutely everything, and it’s just an unreal feeling. It’s my dream come true basically.

 

Speaking for communication

Role-play

Scripts

Conversation 1

A: Hello, Mr. Petersen. What can I do for you?

B: Hello, Tom. Um, I’d like to go on a private tour of the White House.

A: The White House? In Washington?

B: Yes.

A: OK.

B: And I’d like to go maybe tomorrow afternoon.

A: Tomorrow afternoon in the White House. OK.

B: Yes. If it’s OK with the President.

A: Right, let me see if I have a number … hang on … ah, here it is. OK, I’ll call the President’s office and I’ll get back to you later.

B: OK.

Conversation 2

A: Hello, Clara. What can I do for you today?

C: Hello, Tom. Would it be possible to book a ticket for that space flight?

A: What space flight is that?

C: I just saw it on TV. They’re sending a flight into space next week and I would really like to go.

A: OK. I know the one you’re talking about. Would you like me to get a ticket for your husband, too?

C: Yes, please.

A: OK. Just a moment. I’ll call Mr. Branson.

Conversation 3

A: Hi there, David.

D: Hi, Tom. We’d like to rent a boat and take it down the River Thames for about three or four days. And it needs to be a big boat for

about 80 people.

A: Eighty?

D: Yes, we’re inviting a few friends along.

A: And when would you like it?

D: We told our friends this weekend. Would you be able to organize it for us?

A: Yes, of course. Can you give me a moment? I’ll make a few calls. Do you want me to get a boat with a cook and restaurant service?

D: That would be wonderful.

Conversation 4

A: Hi, Maggie. How can I help?

E: Hi, Tom. We’re in London and we’re going out for lunch and we were wondering … well, could you recommend somewhere in Paris?

A: In Paris?

E: Yes, we’re going to take the helicopter.

A: What type of food?

E: Any type really. Well, French.

A: French. OK. Um, there’s a very good restaurant near the Eiffel Tower.

E: Oh good. That’s perfect.

A: Shall I book it?

E: Yes, please. And can you give us directions?

A: Have you got your laptop with you?

E: Yes.

A: Hold on. I’ll email you a map.

 

Group discussion

Scripts

I’m 28 and I live in South Wales. I’ve grown up here. My dream began from an early age. As a child I always used to listen to my dad’s records on a Sunday afternoon. And the music really excited me. I knew I wanted to be a rock star. As a teenager, I had music idols: Jimi Hendrix, Keith Moon, Jim Morrison, Nick Drake. Many of them died before they were 27. It made me think that I had to do something about my dream, before it was too late. When I was 15 I bought myself a second-hand drum kit. I joined bands, and we played concerts. And then I started to write songs. I played all the time. I played for pleasure; I played for money; I played when I was angry. It was like everything I ever wanted. But although we had songs on the radio, we never got famous. I don’t know when my dream started to change. But at 28 it was like I woke up and I realized there was something else. I was watching my son grow up, to have his own dreams and ambitions. I woke up to my family, and my friends. I still play, but it’s just for fun because I’m 28 now and it’s time to live.

 

Further practice in listening

Short conversations

Scripts

Conversation 1

M: Why do you declare the news that you’re pregnant on your blog directly?

W: I’m so excited that I want to share this good news with the people who love me, but I also hope all my fans can respect my privacy at this special time.

Q: How did the woman react to the fact that she got pregnant?

Conversation 2

W: Miley was voted the worst actress this year by the teenagers who used to admire her so much.

M: Yeah, but no reasons were given. Maybe we can get some hints from what Miley did last year. Remember that time she slapped a 20-year-old female model?

Q: What do we learn from the conversation about Miley?

Conversation 3

M: The Chinese couple won gold in pairs skating. It’s the first Olympic gold in figure skating for China.

W: I just can’t imagine they’ve broken Russia’s 46-year hold on pairs figure skating gold. One minute on the stage and 10 years of practice off the stage. They deserve it.

Q: Why does the woman admire the couple?

Conversation 4

W: Some people are fascinated with the lives of public figures, so there are some media devoted exclusively to their privacy.

M: But what they do often makes these public figures embarrassed and annoyed. I believe that the privacy of every individual, including public figures should be respected.

Q: What’s the man’s attitude toward these media?

Conversation 5

M: You know? This American swimmer has apologized for his actions after a picture was published in a newspaper showing him taking drugs.

W: This is not the first time he has been compelled under public pressure to issue a public apology for his behavior.

Q: What does the woman imply about the American swimmer?

 

Long conversation

Scripts

M: Michelle? Why are you dressed up like this? Are you studying acting or something?

W: Yeah Josh, I’m looking forward to a future of fame and glory.

M: Yuck! Why would you want fame? I thought you were better than all that fake nonsense! Do you want to be another dumb girl running around Hollywood, trying to look fashionable?

W: There’s no fake nonsense in my plans! You’re thinking of spoiled rich kids who are only famous for being rich. I’m going to earn my fame by being a great actress. Then, once I have my famous husband and a beautiful house, I’m going to use my fame to help others across the world. I’ll do charity work with starving children in Africa!

M: Oh please, if you really cared about helping people you’d sign up for charity organizations that help feed the hungry. You just want to be famous! You want to have your picture on the front cover of magazines every time you go out to get a coffee in your silk sleeping gowns!

W: Not true! I don’t care about those stuff – though I certainly wouldn’t mind being famous for my excellent fashion sense. And don’t make fun of me! As a volunteer right now, I could work for weeks and only help a few people at a time. But once I’m famous, I’ll be able to make such a big difference! You’ll see, one day I’ll be famous AND doing good AND I’ll send you a postcard saying: “I told you so!”

 

Passage 1

Scripts

Bill Gates was born on October 28, 1955 in a family having a rich business, political and community service background. From childhood Bill was intelligent and competitive. In school, he had excellent records in mathematics and science. Still he was getting very bored in school and his parents knew it, so they always tried to feed him with more information to keep him busy. Bill’s parents came to know about their son’s intelligence and decided to send him to a private school, known for its serious academic environment. It was a very important decision in Bill’s life, and it was there that he was introduced to a computer. Bill Gates and his friends were very much interested in the world of programming and formed the “Programmers Group” in late 1968. In the next year, they got their first opportunity in Information Sciences Inc. in which they were selected as programmers. Bill and his close friend Allen developed a small computer to measure traffic flow and they earned around $20,000 from this project. In 1973, he left home for Harvard University. He did well there, but he didn’t find it interesting. He spent many long nights in front of the school’s computer and the next day was asleep in class. Bill and his friend Allen remained in close contact even though Allen was away in Washington State University. They would often discuss new ideas for future projects and the possibility of starting a business one day. At the end of Bill’s first year, Allen moved closer to him so that they could follow some of their ideas. Within a year, Bill Gates dropped out of Harvard, and then formed Microsoft with Allen.

1 How did Bill Gates perform in school?

2 Why was studying in a private school a very important decision in Bill’s life?

3 How did Bill like Harvard University?

4 What did Bill Gates do at Harvard University?

 

Passage 2

Scripts and answers

Florence Nightingale was a celebrated English social reformer and the founder of modern nursing. She became famous while serving as a nurse during the Crimean War, where she tended to wounded soldiers. Early 21st century 1) commentators have asserted that Nightingale’s achievements in the Crimean War had been 2) exaggerated by the media to satisfy the public’s need for a hero. But later on her achievements remain widely accepted and she has generally been well regarded by historians.

Nightingale was born to a wealthy upper-class family, at a time when women of her class were expected to 3) focus on marriage and child bearing. Her father had progressive social views, providing his daughter with a well-rounded education that included math, and supported her desire to 4) lead an active life. Nightingale rejected proposals of marriage so as to be free to pursue her calling. In 1860, Nightingale 5) laid the foundation of professional nursing with the establishment of her nursing school in London. It was the first nursing school in the world. The Nightingale Pledge taken by new nurses was named in her honor, and the 6) annual International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world on her birthday. She made 7) a series of social reforms including improving health care for all sections of British society; improving health care and 8) advocating for better hunger relief in India; helping to 9) abolish laws that were overly harsh to women; and expanding the acceptable forms of female participation in the workforce. Nightingale’s ability to effect reform rested on her extraordinary skills, her good reputation, and her network of 10) influential friends.

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