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Unit 5

Do you want to watch a game show?

Unit 5

Do you want to watch a game show?

2c Read the passage again and fill in the facts about Mickey.
Mickey Mouse
What does he look like? Who created him? What was his first cartoon? Who is his girlfriend? Why is he popular? A black mouse with two large round ears Walt Disney Steamboat Willie Minnie Mickey was like a common man, but he always tried to face any danger.

2d Read the passage again and discuss the questions with a partner. 1. What is Mickey Mouse a symbol of? What cartoon character is a symbol of Chinese culture?

American culture. Ne Zha.

2. Do you think Walt Disney is a smart man? Why or why not? Do you want to be like him?

Yes , I think so . Because his cartoon is famous all over the world. Yes ,I do.

3. Why did people want to be like Mickey? Do you want to be like Mickey? Why or why not? Because it is like a common man, but he always tried to face any danger. Yes , I do. Because I want to try my best to live.

4. Can you think of another cartoon character that is as famous as Mickey? Why is the character popular?

Su Wukong. Because he can face every
problem in his life and win at last.

Pair work
2e Underline the following phrases in the passage. Write your own sentences or questions using the phrases. think of come out one of the main reasons such as was ready to more than just

Language points
1.I like to find out what different people think

about a subject.

此句中的“ find out” 用作及物动词短语,

Please find out when the train leaves.


表示“寻找,找出等*义词还有“ look for ,

1)look for “寻找”指有目的地找。强调“寻找”

e.g. What are you looking for? 你在找什么? (强调找的过程) 2) find vt. “找” 强调找的结果。 e.g. I looked for my book everywhere, but I didn’t find it. (结果是没找到)

2. What is your favorite cartoon? 你最喜欢的卡通片是什么? “ what’ s your favorite…? 是用来询问对方 最喜爱事物是什么。其同义句为“ what… do you like best? 回答用: My favorite book is … 或是 I like …best. e.g. --what’s your favorite book? = what book do you like best? -- My favorite book is Snow White. 或是 I like Snow White best.

3. When people say “culture”, we think of art and history. 当人们提起文化时,我们就 会想到艺术和历史。 think of 有考虑;想起;有…想法;对…有 意见 等意思。在该句中应理解为“ 想起, 想到”。例如: Does the poem make you think of spring? 这首诗有没有让你想到春天? How many stars can you think of? 你能想到多少明星?

4. When this cartoon came out in New York on November 18, 1928, it was the first cartoon with sound and music. 当这部动画片于1928 年11月18 问世于纽约 时,它成为第一部带有音乐的动画片。 “ come out” 在本句中译为“ 出版” 引申为 “ 问世”。此外还有:出来,(花)开出来之意 e.g. The book comes out this week. 该书本周上市。 Oh, look! The sun's coming out! 噢,看!太阳出来啦!

5. One of the main reasons is that Mickey was like a common man, but he always tried to face any danger. 一个主要原因是米奇看似一个普通人,但 他总是尝试应对任何危险。 one of …后跟可数名词复数,表示…之一。 其后的谓语动词用单数。 e.g. One of my favorite movies is Mr. Bean. 我最喜欢的电影之一是憨豆先生。 One of my best friends is Ann.

6. However, he was always ready to try his best. 然而, 他总是做好尽全力的准备。 1) be ready to do sth 准备做某事 get ready to do sth 与之同义,但前者强 调状态,后者强调动作。 e.g. Are you ready to start? Please get ready to start. 请作好开始的准备。 你准备好了吗?

2) Try one’s best to do sth.


其后跟动词不定式形式,即: try one’s best e.g. Don't give up. Just try your best.

Come on!Just try your best to let your dream come true. 加油!尽最大的努力去实现你的梦想吧。

7. People went to the cinema to see the “little man” win.

人们去电影院是为了看这个“ 小人儿” 赢。
go to the cinema 也可译为“ 看电影”类


go to movies
go to a movie

go to see a movie.

8. Today’s cartoons are usually not so simple as little Mickey Mouse.

此句中not so… as 结构表示“ 不像……

样……; 不如……这么……”。又如:

It wasn’t so good as last time.

It is not so easy as you’d think.

9. She dresses up like a boy and takes her father’s place to fight in the army. 她女扮男装,替父上战场打仗。 1) dress up “盛装打扮、乔装打扮”。 e.g. I’d like you to dress up for my birthday party tonight. 今晚我希望你为我的生日派对打扮打扮。 Young kids often dress up and have fun at Halloween. 万圣节前夜,小孩子通常都 乔装打扮,玩得很开心。

2)take one’s place 取代某人的位置,顶替。 e.g. Nam believes that no one can take

Kin's place in her heart.
家岚相信,在她的内心世界里没有人可 以取代陆坚。

10. They did a good job in the movie. 他们在电影中表演出色。 do a good job 好好干;干得好; 干得出色 e.g. I'm sure you can do a better job next time. 我相信你下次会干得更好。 You've done a good job of it. 你干得太漂亮了!

? famous adj. 著名的, 出名的 famous同义词是well-known,反义词是unkown。 famous除了可以放在名词前作定语外还可以作表 语,常见以下结构: (1)be famous for表示某人以某种知识技能或特 征出名,或以某种特产而出名,意为 “因为…出 名” The area is famous for its green tea.这个地区以绿 茶而出名。

Let’s review the phrases. think of 1. 想起 __________ such as 2. 例如 ________ 3. 发行; 出版 come out ___________ in the 1930s 4. 在二十世纪三十年代 _____________ one of the main reasons 5. 主要原因之一 try to do sth. ______________________ be ready to do sth. 6. 努力做某事 ______________ try one’s best 7. 准备好做某事 __________________ 8. 尽最大努力 _____________

Do you like cartoons? Do you know Mulan? Can you say something about her?
Mulan didn’t have any brothers. She took her father’s place to join the army. Mulan dressed up like a boy. Nobody knew she was a girl in the army.


dress up 装扮; 乔装打扮 e.g. The girls dressed up to take part in the party. 女孩子们打扮起来去参加 舞会。

2. take

one’s place 代替; 替换

e.g. A robot will take his place. 一名机器人将代替他的位置。


army n. 陆军; 陆军部队
e.g. My brother joined the army last year. 去年我哥参了军。

4. do

a good job 干得好

e.g. I hope you’ll do a good job in the company. 希望你在公司好好干。


Fill in the blanks in the movie review. Use the words in the box to help you.

阅读指导: 先, 阅读短首文, 整体把握短文大意。 其次,分析有空格的每个句子,判断空格处的意思,联系 所给单词,确定空格处应填的单词。 最后,再通读一遍短文,看是否通顺合理。

fantastic shows action want comes from played about like exciting plan

Mulan is an exciting action movie. It ________ ______ ___________ an old Chinese story. The comes from movie is about a village girl, Mulan. ______ She dresses up like a boy and takes her father’s place to fight in the army. I think the actress played Mulan’s role well. _______ The other actors are also fantastic _________ and

they did a good job in the movie. I _____ Mulan very much. The movie like _______ her love for her family, shows friends and country. If you ______ to plan watch a movie this weekend and you ______ to see something enjoyable, want choose Mulan!


Write notes for your own movie review.

The name of the movie: The Lion King ______________ The kind of the movie: Cartoon _______________ What the movie is about: Simba’s father was the king. But his _________________________________ uncle, Scar killed his father. When _ Simba grew up, he came back to the _________________________________ forest and became the true king. __ _________________________________ What you think of the movie/star: It was fantastic. ____________________

Write your movie review using the 3c notes in 3b.

本文为写自己所喜欢的电影的剧情回顾, 因此,时态应用一般现在时态与一般过 去时态; 首先,可介绍影片的类型,及主人公等; 然后,介绍故事的梗概; 最后,表达你对该影片的看法。

The Lion King is a cartoon movie. It’s the most popular English movie in the world. The movie is about a young lion, Simba. He was the prince of the forest. But his uncle Scar wanted to be the king. So he killed Simba’s father. When Simba grew up, he came back to the forest and had a big fight with his uncle. At last, Simba won and became the true king.

What do you and your partner think of these TV shows or movies? Write description words for each one.
What do you think of soap operas? I think they’re boring.

What about your partner?


My parents

soap opera talent shows news sports shows game shows talk shows comedies scary movies action movies cartoons

1. Write questions and answers using the words in the brackets.

本题是根据提示词来进行问答。问句和答语 中没有对人称的提示,因此应自主确定人称。 可以用you来询问,则回答应用I;如果是用 第三人称来询问,则回答也相应地用第三人 称来答,如果是第三人称单数形式还应注意 动词用恰当的第三人称单数形式。

1) ─ What do you think of soap operas? ─ I can’t mind them. ─ What does your father think of soap operas? ─ He can’t mind them, too.
2) ─ What show do you want to watch tonight? ─ I want to watch a talent show.

3) ─ What does she expect to learn from game show? ─ She expects to learn some interesting information. 4) ─ What does your grandpa hope to watch tomorrow? ─ He hopes to watch news.

5) ─ Do you plan to watch an action movie? ─ No, I don’t. I plan to watch a comedy.

2. Which of these statements do you agree with (√) or disagree with (×)? Give at least one reason.
1) I think game shows are meaningless. ( ) I think we can learn some interesting things from game shows. 2) I can’t stand soap operas. ( ) I think soap operas are interesting and relaxing.

3) I think sitcoms and talent shows are relaxing. ( 4) I love talk shows. ( )


I think talk shows are boring.
5) I think comedies are fantastic. ( )