Unit 2 English around the world
Task 1 ---Pre listening Talk about Chinese Putonghua and the Xiaogan dialect.
男孩 牛 生气 脏
erenai yniong ouqi laidai
Task2---Listening(Ⅰ) Listen to these dialogues and find the British and American words which are different but have the same meaning. Then fill in the blanks.
1 Little Girl: Hi, I’d like some________, please. sweets sweet Store Owner: No problem. All the candy we cell is_______. sweet sweets Little Girl: I see, so you sell all ________ ________ 2 British Boy: Shall we move the new bed by________. lorry American Girl: Not by me, I hope.
truck British Boy: Oh, I’m sorry, Lori, I meant by ________.
3 British Boy: What a lovely __________ day! autumn
American Lady: Yes, it’s a nice ________ day, isn’t it? fall
Task 3---Listening (Ⅱ)
From the picture, we know that Lester is afraid when the others aren’t.
Catfish (鲶鱼) are found in lakes and
rivers throughout the US. They are harmless. Although they can grow to two meters in length, they don’t eat children. The catfish get its name from its long, catlike whiskers(胡须)。
A. Listen to the text and pay attention to the accent and intonation.
B. Listen again and put these sentences in the right sequence.
___ Lester climbed a tree. 4 ___ Buford, Billy Bob and Lester went 1 swimming. 3 ___ Lester thought the catfish would eat him. 5 ___ Buford and Billy Bob laughed. 2 ___ Lester saw a catfish. ___ Now Lester is too afraid to visit the place 6
Activity 1: Listen to the passage carefully
and do the following exercises.
B 1.Buford thinks that Texas is _________ A. a little town B. another country C. a mountainous village D. a little boy 2. How large was the catfish? It was almost the size of a house.
3. Lester got out of the water quickly because he thought The catfish would eat ________________ him. Jane 4. The second speaker is ______, and she isBuford’s teacher. ___________ Britain She is from ________. 5. Buford says “Hey, y’all ” to greet you. What does the second speaker say to greet you? A. hi B. Good morning C. Hello D. Hey
Answer the following questions
1. What does Buford think of Texas? How do you know? ----He believes it’s almost a different country from the USA. The listening text tells us.
2. Why did Buford and Big Billy
Bob laugh? ----They laughed because Lester believed the catfish would hurt him.
Task 3---Listening (Ⅲ)
Look at the map. It shows some of the places in the world where English is spoken as an official language. Guess what this listening is about.
Listen to the tape and see if you are right.
Listen to the tape again. Work out the name of each student’s country and find the hints that help you identify them.
Speaker Speaker Speaker Speaker 1 2 3 4 A country Country South Western has more Southea name Asia Europe than 7000 st Asia islands Hints
What these countries have in common?
They all speak English; they were all Non-English speakers before being Conquered or colonized by Englishspeaking peoples.