Unit 2 What is happiness to you ?
------- Welcome to the unit & Reading
What is happiness?
What is happiness to the cat?
Eating fish every day.
What is happiness to the dog?
Eating meat every day.
What is happiness to Ultraman?
Protecting people from being attacked by monsters and safeguarding world peace.
What is happiness to them? Happiness means_________
spending time with family
What is happiness to them?
doing exciting things
learning new things
To this girl, happiness means
winning the competition and being the champion.
She can not be the champion that can bring her happiness. Search for the new happiness
Unit 2 Reading
The search for happiness
What’s an interview?
An interview takes place when one person ( interviewer ) asks another person (interviewee ) a series of questions on the topic.
How to get a general idea?
Read the interview quickly and find which topic the interview is about.
Tips: The interviewer usually
introduce the topic first.
the first paragraph
to get certain information
We scan the text when we want to find certain
information in a text quickly.
Focus on: key words and phrases dates, umbers.
? 1.What is the name of the doctor? Dr Brain. ? 2.How did Sang Lan get injured? L31-35.
What happened to Sanglan
born in Ningbo, China
began learning gymnastics
starting winning competitions
got injured at the Goodwill Games
( ) 1. The topic of the interview was the story of Sang Lan. ( )2. Dr Brain studies happiness. ( )3. Sang Lan became a gymnast when she was eleven years old. ( )4. Sang Lan was injured in China in 1998, while practicing for the Goodwill Games. ( )5. Before her accident, Sang Lan’s best event was the vault. ( )6. Sang Lan broke her legs and will never walk again. ( )7. Leonardo DiCaprio visited Sang Lan in the hospital. ( )8. Sang Lan believes doing no work keeps her happy
( F )1. The topic of the TV interview was the offor Sang Lan. the story search happiness ( T )2. Dr Brain studies happiness. ( F )3. Sang Lan became a gymnast when she was eleven six years old. New York ( F )4. Sang Lan was injured in China in 1998, while practicing for the Goodwill Games.
( T )5. Before her accident, Sang Lan’s best event was the vault. ( F )6. Sang Lan broke her neck legs and will never walk again. ( T )7. Leonardo DiCaprio visited Sang Lan in the hospital. ( F )8. Sang Lan believes doing no keeping work keepsher herto happy. busy helps stay positive
Task-based reading Before going to hospital
successful in her sport when she was young Being (1) __________ energetic happy and hardBeing described as (2) _________, working Working towards something special pride Trying to make her parents take (3) _________in her
spirits Being in good (5) _________ (4) She was also happy for her teammates’ successes and While _____stayingwas proud of her (6) _______________. accomplishments
Feeling thankful to be alive, and lucky to have the rest of her life to learn new things (7) ____________ Graduating from Peking University Hosting (8) __________ a sports programme about the 2008 Beijing Olympics Continuing to be a popular figure on TV Advocating better treatment for disabled people (9) __________ Believing that keeping busy helps her stay (10) positive _______
After leaving hospital
What do you think of Sang Lan?
Her courage is admirable.
Everyone will think about how she rebuilt her life whenever his life feels unbearable.
Her example shows how people can find happiness even in difficult times.
From Sang Lan’s story, we learned that we can find happiness even in difficult times
And we need to find it by ourselves.
What is happiness to you?
To me, happiness means….
Getting high scores in the exams. Winning the classmates’ respect or the teachers’ praise. Getting into the dream university.
What should we do to get our happiness?
? Keep in good health ? Have a balanced diet and play sports every day ? Read more books ? Keep studying hard no matter whatever hardship ? Never say never and never give up
I solemnly swear…
Studying is indeed tiring. But I know, so deeply, that “No pains, no gains” and “A young idler, an old beggar”. So I will keep studying hard, regardless of whatever hardship. I will work for my dream, strive for my success, and endeavor for my enduring happiness. Fighting, fighting, and keep fighting. I can do this.