新编英语教程 3 Unit 7 On not answering the telephone

Unit 7 On not answering the telephone

Teaching objectives

1. to be more familiar with the writing style of argument

2. to know the disadvantages of having a telephone at home in the author’ s viewpoint Teaching procedure

I. Pre-reading questions:

1. Can you live without a telephone? What are the functions of telephone in your life?

2. What do you feel when you ignore a telephone?

II. Sum up the main idea:

The writer states his reasons for not having a telephone. It is unnecessary to have a telephone because it brings more trouble than help.

III. Organization and Development:

Proposition for argument: it is unnecessary to have a telephone because it brings more trouble than help.

Organization:

1. Introduction (1st para.): “ I just haven’ t got a telephone.”

2. The body (para.2-6): development of his argument by citing examples and facts to strengthen the main idea.

1) The writer can live a normal life without a telephone; a telephone is a pest and a time-waster. (para.2)

2) To have a telephone at home is a nuisance. (para.3)

3) Without a telephone, news either good or bad, will reach anyone just as quickly. (para.4)

4) To have one’ s name and address printed in a telephone directory will bring one a world of troubles. (Para.5)

5) A telephone at home is not of much use even in case of emergency. (para.6) 3. Conclusion: (last para.)

To the writer, it is unnecessary to have a telephone at all.

IV . words and expressions

Para. 1

1.I will ring you up.

I will give you a ring.

I will telephone you.

I will give you a call.

I will call you (up ) .

2. What does the writer mean by saying that “ he is taking too much for granted” ? (para. 1)

“ To take something for granted” means “ to regard something as true or as certain to happen” or “ never to question something” . Here the author means “ He is too sure of himself” .

史密斯太太认为妇女理应下厨房做饭,因而从不允许家里任何人来取而代 之。

Mrs. Smith took it for granted that women were supposed to do cooking in the

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