Unit 2 The Power of Language

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Unit 2 The Power of Language
What can words change or make?
Part I Preparation
Chatting: The words / sentences that affected
Make up a story
Do you agree that Mandarin should be popularized all over
the country with great effort and gradually replace dialects in
education and public spheres?
Do you support that the use of Mandarin Chinese should be
enforced in media and education?
Language—culture--cognitive activity--social evolution
Diversity in “social ecosystem” & prosperity in
community life, economics, …
Extinct dialects took away ____
Promoting mandarin & reserve / respect dialects
Promoting a language vs. enforcing a language
Media vs. school
Communication vs. performances vs. entertainment
Part II ReadingCentered Activities
In-Class Reading
The Power of Notes
I Pre-reading question
Do you think people need
encouragement and praise? Why or why
not? (You may use your own examples or
stories of people you know to support
your argument.)
II Q&A: text study (1)
Para 1—4
Who’s Don Wolfe? Describe him based on the
information you find in the text.
What is Don’s note to me? And why does it
mean so much to me?
Now summarize the 4 paragraphs with one
II text study (2)
Para 5--7
 Why did the author value note writing more
than phone calls?
 With its value all revealed to people, why do
most people hesitate in writing notes to others
and usually make phone calls instead?
 What is the author’s choice between writing
notes and making phone calls and why.
II Q&A text study (3)
Para 8—10
 Why do you think the author cite the example
of George Bush in para 8? And which point of his
life is highlighted in the text?
 Do you personally think Bush and Peterson
wrote notes to people of all walks of life
because they think their recipients would be
boosted to help their business or career?
II Q&A text study (4)
Para 11—16
What is the sole thing that make your
note spirit-lifting and warm?
 What are the 4 S words?
 How to keep your notes spontaneous?
II Q&A text study (5)
Para 17—19
What is the least uplifting component for a note?
A. Poetic words?
B. Superlatives?
C. Compliments?
D. Lateness?
III Post-reading
E2 P57
After-class work:
Who are in your recipients list of note
writing and what would you write to
them? Use the tips and common senses about
note writing from the passage.
Sentences: for grammar & creative writing
 New words
 Expressions P54-55
 Exercise: Vocab 1--6
Learn words in groups 1
Lift (people) up l35
Uplifting l17 l77
Lift spirit l52
Spirit-lifting l15
Inspiring l7
Boost: noun l19
verb l43
Positive reinforcement l50
2 antonyms
Sincere l55
Insincere l23
Unresponsive l18
3 Old words—new words
Nearby l 13
Upbeat l21
Overdue l78
Rag-eared l7
Characterize l36
Recipient l 15
Practitioner l 51
Be –d as…
receptionist vs. recipient
Not “praticer”
E.g. a nearby school
Adj. not a verb
Due: the book is due
tomorrow; due to
4 Easy words---difficult words
Enterprise l1
Drawback l25
l 36
Scribble l 41
l 51
l 60
Spontaneous l 61
l 76
company / business
attract / amazed
disadvantage / shortcoming
Unfriendly / indifferent
prosper / develop
tutor / teacher
After-Class Reading
1. All the Good Things
2. Mother Tongue
Students’ presentations
Further explorations
Passage I All the good things
(1) to learn and interpret the story:
 To understand “all the good things”
 Summarize the two stories in school involving Mark
and his classmates
Para 1—6
Para 7-11
 What is the connection of this story with the one in
“The power of Notes”?
Passage I All the good things
(2) Background information 1:
Elementary and secondary Education in U.S
public school (tuition free / stated funding):
elementary school (Kindergarten—8th grade)
exceptions : +middle school / junior high school (7th grade – 9th grade)
secondary school / high school (9th grade –12th grade)
Private school (family pay the tuition)
4/5 run by religious groups, with religious instruction as part of the
curriculum (e,g. The Blind Side)
Home Schooling
(2) Background information 1:
the Vietnam War:
---1 Nov, 1955~~30 April 1975
---a Cold War military conflict
---in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia
• North Vietnam,
supported by its
communist allies
• the government of
South Vietnam,
supported by the U.S.
and other anticommunist nations
Movie: Across the World
Passage I All the good things
(3) Focus on language:
 Difficult sentences…
For translation practice: L3-4; L17-19; L21-22
For grammatical understanding: para 7
 New words
Incessantly: 只要你给他机会他就会说个不停。
incessantly; novice; state; wink : synonym?
state: v/n
scene vs. scenery
impress sb vs. impress on sb sth
shrug, edgy, lull, ragged, to this day…
Exercises 1,2 -after class work
Passage 2 Mother Tongue
(1) Amy Tan:
Chinese American & American Writer
The Joy Luck Club
an “untypical” case of language learning
Passage 2 Mother Tongue
(2) Focus on the text
 Task: find out all the examples of Amy’s mother’s
“broken” English and analyze them. (para 8-10)
 Amy’s perception of her mother’s broken English (para
 Amy’s understanding of the use of their “family talk”
English (para 3)
 Amy’s switch in using the two Englishes and when she
couldn’t switch (para 2)
Passage 2 Mother Tongue
(3) Focus on language
• Long sentences
• New Words
Evoke (~ emotions / feelings / memories)
lengthy (a ~ what?)
shrink (~ shrink)
rebellious (noun? verb?)
yell (sb ~; ~ at sb)
Exercises 1, 2 –after class work
The Joy Luck Club
an “untypical” case of language learning
Mother Tongue: “broken” English --para 6
English major student, using “standard” English -- para 11
English writer (whose works concerns a lot about her mother
tongue—broken English and question the “standard” English
being orthodox ) –para 1
Part III Further Development
Part III Further Development
1. Enriching Your Word Power
2. debate: Texting vs. Calling (optional; for writing)
3. How powerful are your words: make your “drama
conversation” (after-class work)
4. A picture’s Worth a Thousand Words
(after-class work)
debate: Text message versus Calling
Step 1: divide the class into two groups
Group 1 lists all the advantages of text message
Group 2 lists all the disadvantages of calling
Step 2: develop and further your arguments by
taking notes when listening
Step 3: get a conclusion according to your notes
and outline for your group
Suggestion: write an article on this topic based on the
debate or your own research / ideas.
Part IV Translation
(1)复习unit 1: P42: 默读&了解
(2)学习unit 2:P86--90
Tips for quiz preparation
 1. dictation: new words from 3 passages
 2. parts of speech & transformation of words
 3. Synonyms
 4. translation E—C: from ICR+ACR1(1)
 5. Writing & thematic debate: strengths of
dialects over Mandarin Chinese