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综合教程 1

Unit 5 Digital Age

Unit 5

Digital Age

Unit 5

Digital Age

Part A
Lead in Text Exercise

Part B
Le

ad in Text Exercise

Part C
Phonetics Grammar Writing Functions and Notions Workshop

Part A

Lead in

Task 1

Task 2

Task 3

Part A

Lead in

Task 1 Study the pictures and discuss the questions below in small groups. Use the words given below if necessary.

1. 2. 3.

How much do you know about the product in the first picture?
Cues: iPhone, cellphone, Apple

Do you read stories or play games on a digital reading device?
Cues: iPad, convenient, traditional

Do you know any other digital reading devices? Give some examples.
Cues: Amazon Kindle, Sony Reader

Part A

Lead in

Task 1 Study the pictures and discuss the questions below in small groups. Use the words given below if necessary.

1.

How much do you know about the product in the first picture?
a. It’s an iPhone. It’s a fashionable cellphone. b. I don’t know anything about it.

2.

Do you read stories or play games on a digital reading device?
a. Yes, I like to read stories every day on a digital reading device, such as an iPad. It’s very convenient. b. No, I prefer traditional books.

3.

Do you know any other digital reading devices? Give some examples.
Amazon Kindle, Sony Reader, WeFound, etc.

Part A

Lead in

Task 2 Listen to the following short dialogues and fill in the blanks. Dialogue 1 A: Sandy, you have an iPad, right? B: Yeah. considering A: May I have a look? I’m ____________ buying one. No problem B: ______________. Here it is. A: Wow…beautiful. I like this color. B: It is my __________ color. favorite A: What can you do with it? B: I can read books, watch movies, listen to music, play games, and surf ________ the Internet.

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Task 2 Listen to the following short dialogues and fill in the blanks. Dialogue 2 A: You’ve been sitting before the computer for hours. What are you doing? preparing B: I’m _____________ for tomorrow’s presentation in class. A: Oh. Is it done? headache B: Not yet. It’s a huge ____________ for me. A: What’s the matter? slides B: I want to make the _________ look better but I don’t know how. what A: Well, __________ you present and how you present it are more important. B: Maybe you are right.

Part A

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Task 3 Discuss the following questions.

1. Which one do you prefer, traditional textbooks or e-books?
Cues: convenient, information, media platform, understanding

2. What do you think of the future of digital learning technology?
Cues: useful and helpful for study, price

Part A

Lead in

Task 3 Discuss the following questions. 1. Which one do you prefer, traditional textbooks or e-books?
a. I prefer e-books, because they are convenient and can provide much more instant information for students. b. I prefer traditional textbooks, because I will not feel so easily tired when reading them. Besides, I can understand better the knowledge contained.

2. What do you think of the future of digital learning technology?
a. I think its prospect is great, because it’s really useful and helpful for student learning. b. I don’t think it’ll be popular because some e-readers are still too expensive for most students.

Part A

Text

Can College Students Learn as Well on iPads?

Compared with traditional textbooks, the iPad and other digital reading devices are likely to save on textbook costs in the long term, to provide students with more and better information faster, and — no small matter — to lighten the college student’s backpack.

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There’s a lot to like about digital learning. Santa Clara University student Christopher Paschal, 19, for

example, appreciated the search function in his
economics e-textbook, and said the included video clips offered “a new method of learning,” and got rid of “the

monotony of endless pages of reading.”


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… But finally, “I feel that I understand materials better in

regular textbooks,” Paschal says. Why? For college
students, it’s more difficult to look at a computer screen when you’re tired, he says, and harder to concentrate

when Facebook, YouTube and e-mail are just a click
away.

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Though many of those problems are being or have been solved, some students aren’t quite ready to use the devices for academic purposes. And some educational experts suggest the choices offered by the new technology may be making it harder to learn rather than easier.

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It may simply be that the technology is still unfamiliar. While e-readers have taken off in the leisurereading market, publishers have been slower to jump into the education market. Reasons are different but one challenge for publishers is that reading for the purpose of gaining knowledge is more complex than reading for pleasure.



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… “Usually in a novel you’re going through it from start to finish. In a textbook you’re constantly flipping back and

forth. You’re all over the book a lot more often,” says
Matt Lilek, 22, a computer science major at Joliet Junior College in Illinois.

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Even so, expectations remain high for e-reader technology on campuses. Some universities plan to give

iPads to freshmen. At a recent ceremony, each member of
the UC Irvine School of Medicine’s incoming class received not only the traditional white coat, but also a

new iPad, pre-loaded with everything necessary for the
first year of course work.

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Scores of others, including Reed College and North Carolina State University, plan to offer opportunities for

students to test-drive iPads. And two-thirds of campus
technology chiefs predicted last fall that e-books will become an “important platform for instructional resources” within five years, according to the Campus Computing Project.

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Publishers, meanwhile, have big ideas for student learning. “That’s the great promise,” says Don Kilburn, president of Pearson Learning Solutions, a publisher of education materials.

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opportunity to remake education for the better,” says Kaplan’s Olson. “The possibility for the textbook to come alive with interactivity will make the next several years of e-book innovation interesting to watch.” (450 words)

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Translation

大学生使用苹果平板电脑、电子书能学好吗?
与传统的教材相比,苹果平板电脑(iPad)及其他数码 阅读器从长远来看可能会节约教材成本,为学生提供更多 更好更快捷的信息,还可以减轻学生的背包重量——这点

也是不小的功劳。

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数字化学习有很多令人喜爱之处。 比如,圣塔克拉 拉大学的一位19岁大学生克里斯多夫?帕斯夏就很欣赏他的

经济学电子课本的搜索功能,他还说里面的视频剪辑提供
了?一种新的学习方法?,而且避免了?逐页文字阅读的 单调性?。 ......

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但最后他又说:?我觉得读传统教材会理解得更好.”为什 么呢? 对于大学生来说,疲惫的时候看电脑屏幕是困难 的,而且,看脸谱网(Facebook)、视频网(YouTube)和电 子邮件只是弹指一键的事,因此也很难专注。

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尽管很多问题正在或已经解决,一些学生还没完全准

备好将这些设备用于学习。有些教育专家认为这种新技术
带来的选择也许会使学习变得更难而非更易。

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原因可能就是人们对这技术不熟悉,尚未普及。电子 阅读器在休闲阅读市场已经流行起来,而出版商进入教育 市场的脚步却还很慢。原因各种各样,但出版商面临的一 个挑战就是,学习型阅读比娱乐型阅读要难。 ......

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?通常,读小说可以一口气从头读到尾。看教材则要不断
地翻前翻后,而且要翻很多次。? 22岁的马特?利雷特说 道.他是位于伊利诺斯州的乔利埃特初级学院的一名计算 机科学专业生。

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即便如此,人们对于电子阅览技术应用于大学的期望 仍然很高。有些大学打算给大一新生发放iPad。加州大学 欧文分校医学院的新生在近期的开学典礼上,不但领了传 统的白色衣袍,还领了iPad,里面已预先载入了第一年课 程学习所需的资料。

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包括里德学院和北卡罗来纳州大学在内的其他几十所 大学也计划让学生体验一下iPad。根据信息化校园计划, 三分之二的大学里的技术主管去年秋季预言说,电子读物 在5年之内会成为?一个重要的教学资源平台?。

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出版商们对于学生的学习也动了大念头呢。 ?那个 发展前景很好。? 教育资料出版社——皮尔森学习方案 集团的董事长唐?桥本说。

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也许不可避免地会出现更多缺陷,但是技术发展?提 供了一次真正改善教育的机会?,卡普兰?奥尔森说,?未 来几年,电子教科书可能会变得活灵活现,且具备互动性,

非常值得关注。?

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device n. a piece of equipment that has been designed to do a particular job

e.g. My father has fitted a device to his car which opens the garage door automatically. 父亲在车上装了一个能自动开启车库门的装置。 My friend invented a device that automatically closes windows when it rains. 我朋友发明一种装置,可以使窗户在下雨时自动关闭。

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in the long term over a long period of time e.g. In the short term we expected to lose money on this book, but in the long term we hope to make profits. 短期来说,我们在这本书上可能要赔钱,但长远来说我们有 希望赚大钱。 We should cut our expense in the long term. 我们必须长期削减开支。

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lighten v. to reduce the amount of work, debt, worry, etc. that somebody has; to become or make something become brighter

e.g. I took some of the parcels from her to lighten her load.

我从她那儿拿过来几包东西以减轻她的负担。
The measures will lighten the tax burden on small businesses.

这些措施将减轻小型企业的纳税负担。

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clip

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n.

a short part of a film/movie that is shown separately

e.g. They showed a clip from her new film on TV last night.

昨晚他们在电视上播放了她新片子的片段。
The clip was recorded on a digital video camera.

这段影像被录制在一个数码相机上。

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monotony n. being boring; lack of variety

e.g. They broke the monotony of the weary journey with songs and jokes. 他们唱歌或说笑话使这个令人疲惫的旅程不至于单调乏味。 She watches television to relieve the monotony of everyday life. 她天天靠看电视来解闷儿。

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concentrate v. to give all your attention to something without thinking about anything else

e.g. I can’t concentrate with all that noise going on. 吵闹声不绝于耳,我无法集中精神。 This year the company has concentrated on improving its efficiency. 这家公司今年已经把力量集中在提高效率方面。

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take off (of an idea, a product, etc.) to begin to become popular, successful, or well-known

e.g. The design first took off in American colleges.
这种式样首先在美国大学里流行起来。

It was at this point that her acting career really took off.
正是从这个时候起,她的表演事业真正开始走红了。

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jump into to enter eagerly into an activity e.g. We jumped into the discussion right away. 我们立即积极参加讨论。 We want to encourage students to jump into the running of the college. 我们想鼓励学生参与学院的管理工作。

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complex a. difficult to understand, explain, or deal with

e.g. What he said was too complex for me to understand.
他说的太复杂了,我不理解。 Can you solve the complex problem? 你能解决这个复杂的问题吗?

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flip

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v.

to turn over into a different position with a sudden quick movement

e.g. The phone book is indexed alphabetically, so you may flip instantly to any number you wish. 由于电话号码簿按字母顺序作了索引,你可以立即翻到你所要的 号码。

She flipped through the magazine looking for the letters page.
她浏览杂志寻找读者来信页。

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back and forth from one place to another and back again repeatedly e.g. He paced back and forth in his room. 他在房间里来回踱步。 They discussed it back and forth, without getting very far. 他们反复地讨论,没有很大进展。

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You’re all over the book a lot more often You spend a lot more time reading the book.

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test-drive v. to use something for a time to see if it is useful, if one likes it, etc.; to drive a vehicle that you are thinking of buying so that you can see how well it works and if you like it

e.g. Tom could hardly wait to test-drive his new computer. 汤姆等不急要马上试试他的新电脑。 Why not test-drive the new BMW? 为什么不试驾一下这辆新宝马?

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predict v. to say that something will happen in the future

e.g. The fortune-teller predicted that I would marry a doctor. 算命先生预言我会同一位医生结婚。 It is impossible to predict what will happen. 预知未来的事情是不可能的。

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platform n. an opportunity or a place for somebody to express their opinions or make progress in a particular area

e.g. She used the newspaper column as a platform for her feminist view. 她以报纸专栏为平台,宣传她的女权主义观点。

Television should provide a platform for the customer’s viewpoint.
电视应当为顾客提供发表意见的机会。

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solution n. a way of solving a problem or dealing with a difficult situation

e.g. The solutions to the questions are at the back of the book. 习题解答见书后。

We bought a second car; it was the solution to all our problems.
我们又买了一辆汽车,它解决了我们所有的问题。

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inevitable a. e.g. unable to be avoided or prevented from happening Death is inevitable; it comes to everyone. 死亡无可避免,它要降临到每个人头上。 Given the current financial situation, it was inevitable that the pound would be devalued. 鉴于当前的金融形势,英镑贬值是不可避免的。

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The possibility for the textbook to… interesting to watch.

With e-book innovations, the textbook might become interactive and thus lively, so it will be interesting to watch what will happen in the next several years.

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come alive to become interesting and exciting e.g. The game came alive in the second half. 比赛在下半场变得有看头了。 The man in the picture came alive as the artist worked. 画家画着画着,画中人就渐渐显得栩栩如生了。

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innovation n. the introduction of new ideas, methods of doing something

e.g.

Necessity was the mother of innovation.
需要是创新之母。 The key to innovation is the talents. 创新的关键是人才。

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Task 1 Task 5 Task 2 Task 6 Task 3 Task 7 Task 4

Part A

Exercises

Task 1 Read the text again and answer the following questions.

1.

In what ways are digital reading devices better than traditional textbooks?
Digital reading devices can save costs, provide more and better information, and lighten students’ backpack.

2.

Why does Paschal understand materials better in regular textbooks?
Because it’s difficult to look at a computer screen and harder to concentrate with the Internet resources being just a click away.

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Task 1 Read the text again and answer the following questions. 3. Why have the publishers been slower to jump into the education market?
Reading for the purpose of gaining knowledge is more complex than reading for pleasure.

4.

According to paragraph 5, what did the freshmen in UC Irvine School of Medicine receive?
They received not just the traditional white coat but also a new iPad.

5.

What’s the possibility of e-book innovation according to Kaplan’s Olson?
It is possible that the textbook will come alive with interactivity.

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Task 2 Identify the key words or main ideas of the following paragraphs
advantages _________________ of digital reading devices concentrate It’s harder for students _________________

Paragraph 1: Paragraph2: Problem 1 Paragraph 4: Problem 2

inconvenient It’s ________________ for students to flip an e-textbook. expectations High ________________ for campus use of digital learning technology

Paragraph 5:

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Task 3 Fill in the puzzle spaces with the words from Text A
according to the explanations given below.
Across 1. to reduce the amount of work, debt, worry, etc. that somebody has 4. a piece of equipment that has been designed to do a particular job 8. a way of solving a problem or dealing with a difficult situation 9. to give all your attention to something and not think about anything else 10. an opportunity or a place for somebody to express their opinions or make progress in a particular area Down 2. unable to be avoided or prevented from happening 3. to say that something will happen in the future 5. lack of variety 6. the introduction of new ideas, methods of doing something 7. difficult to understand, explain, or deal with

1.lighten 2.inevitable 3.predict 4.device 5.monotony 6.innovation 7.complex 8.solution 9.concentrate 10. platform

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Task 4 Complete the following sentences with the words from Task 3. Change the word forms if necessary.
solution 1. It seems to be the best _________ to this problem.

2. It is difficult to ________what life will be like in the future. predict 3. The __________of his voice sent me to sleep. monotony 4. This contest offers __________ a for the students to platform practice their speaking. 5. The engineer whom we met yesterday had worked out a new device automatic________.

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Task 4 Complete the following sentences with the words from Task 3. Change the word forms if necessary. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
lighten It will _______ the basket if we take out the potatoes.

I can’t ___________ on my work when I’m tired. concentrate
complex It is a _________ problem and it is not easy to find a solution.

Each of us is active in technical __________. innovation Failure was __________ because they were too careless. inevitable

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Task 5 Complete the sentences using derivatives (派生词) of the words in the box. Change the word forms if necessary.

1. 2. 3.

concentration I lost my _____________ and nearly drove into a bridge last night.

The local government is trying to ________ the problem of waste solve disposal. She looks very _______ but I can’t remember her name. familiar
prediction It’s difficult to make accurate _________ about the effects on the environment. inevitably He was, __________ , upset when his girlfriend left, but he soo