Mark Twain (1835-1910) His real name: Samuel Langhorne Clemens A world famous short story writer

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Slide 2 Mark Twain (1835-1910) His real name: Samuel Langhorne Clemens A world famous short story writer. Slide 3 Mark Twain was born in Florida and he was not a healthy baby. In fact, he was not expected to live through the first winter. But with his mother's tender care, he managed to survive. As a boy, he caused much trouble for his parents. He used to play jokes on all of his friends and neighbors. He didn't like to go to school, and he constantly ran away from home. Slide 4 He always went in the direction of the nearby Mississippi ( ) as he loved the great river so much. His father died when he was 12. Mark Twain left school and began to work for a printer ( ), who only provided him with food and clothing. Then, he worked as a printer, a riverboat pilot ( ) and later joined the army. But shortly after that he became a miner ( ). Slide 5 During this period, he started to write short stories. Afterwards he became a full--time writer. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn > > masterpieces Slide 6 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer > > Slide 7 The Prince and the Pauper Slide 8 Running for governor Slide 9 More about Mark Twain How do you know that he loved Mississippi River very much ? Three of his most famous books describe people on this great river. They are___________________________________ ______________________________________ _______________________and his penname is about the river. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Life on the Mississippi Twain is an old word for mark twain is to say that____________________ two it is two fathoms deep. ( 1 fathom == 6 feet / 1.83 meters ) Slide 10 What did he do after he left school ? What was he famous for ? How was his last years of life ? He was a printer, a riverboat pilot, a soldier, a gold miner, a businessman and a newspaper reporter. He was famous for its description of common people and the way they talked, but especially for his humor. It was filled with sad events, loneliness and the loss of much money. Slide 11 Slide 12 Features of the play: 1.This is a two-act play, meaning that the events of the drama are divided into two main parts. Sometimes the second act of a play changes the setting (i.e. time and place) but more often there is some change in the thoughts and actions of the main characters.Each act is made up of various scenes. Slide 13 2. Another basic feature in the structure of plays is the stage direction. The word or words, which appear in italics, provide the director and actors with guidance about how words should be said (i.e. tone of voice) or what action actors should take as they say the words (i.e. behavior). Slide 14 3. A third important feature of plays can be found in the use of the dash (----). In dramatic dialogue, the dash lets the reader know that the character who is speaking has either been interrupted by another character or, for some as yet unknown reason, has decided not to finish what he or she intended to say. Slide 15 Lets enjoy the film! The Million Pound Bank-Note Slide 16 a large amount of a large/great/good number of a great/good many + a good few/ quite a few 1.A large amount of polluted water is flowing into the sea. 2.Large amounts of money were spent on the bridge. Slide 17 There coal to be sent there. is a large amount of are large amounts of Note: A large amount of + + large amounts of + + The amount of + The number of Numbers of + A number of Slide 18 a great/good deal of a great/large amount of + quite a little a lot of /lots of a great /large quantity of large quantities of + / plenty of many a + Slide 19 1._____ students went to see Mr.Wang during the time he was ill. A. The number of B. A number of C.The large number of D. A large number 2. The number of mistakes______ by him _____surprising. A. to make;are B. making; is C.made; is D. to be made; are 3.The number of people invited _____ 50,but a number of them _____ absent for different reasons. A. were;was B. was; was C. was; were D. were; were B C C Slide 20 4. A great ____ of foreign guests come to our school for a visit every year. A. Deal B.number C. plenty D. lot 5.The wounded soldier lost _____ blood. A.a great many B.a great number of C.a great amount D.a great deal of 6.Many a ____ _____ not able to work the math problem out. A.student;was B.students;were C.student;were D.students;was 7.There has been ____ rainfall in this area this year. A.a great many B. a plenty of C.quite a lot D.enough B D A D Slide 21 make a bet e.g. He made a bet with me on whether the famous actress would come. win a bet lose a bet put / place a bet on a horse have a bet on sth e.g. People in Hong Kong like having a bet on horse. How did you feel about the bet if you lose it ? Slide 22 1).permitto do Will you permit us to use this room for a meeting ? 2)permit+ n./ pron. We must never permit anything of the sort. 3)permit + n./ pron. +adv./adv. phrase I dont permit cats in my kitchen. 4)permit vi. : Weather permitting (= If weather permits ), well go camping. Permit Slide 23 permit / allow 1.He was _________ to talk to the prisoner. 2.Smoking is not __________ in the lecture hall. 3. He _________me a discount of five percent. 4. The manager _________ the dog to go into the store though the store rules didnt ________ it. permitted allowed allows allowed permit Permit Allow Slide 24 1.If time _______, Ill tell you another story. 2.I ________________ her into my library. 3.Smoking is not _________ here. 4._______ me to introduce to you my friend Mr.Smith. 5._____ me introduce myself. allow,permit,admit, let permits admitted/allowed permitted/ allowed Allow Let admit to/ into admit=hold admit doing sth admit to doing sth Slide 25 6.The nurse ______ the visitors to remain beyond the hospital visiting hours,though, it was not _________. 7. A stroke of luck _____ us win the game. 8._______ him do what he pleases. 9.These tickets will _____ us to the movie. 10.The law ______ all citizen above a certain age to vote in elections. allowed permitted let Let admit permits allow,permit,admit, let Slide 26 wonder wonder if / whether wonder at sth wonder who/ where/ when/ how No wonder that- Eg.1.I wonder if you can lend me your bike. 2. I wonder who he is. 3. I wonder where they come from. 4. We wonder at his learning. Slide 27 by accident / by (any) chance e.g. Would you by any chance have change for $5 I met her quite by chance. stare sb. into sth / stare at e.g I stared her into silence. Its rude to stare at strangers. No one likes being stared at. Slide 28 give oneself up to sb / give sb. up for lost e.g. 1. After a week on the run he gave himself up to the police. 2. The air crash happened on the sea and government gave the people on board up for lost. Slide 29 when I was spotted by a ship. Spot :v. recognize / find e.g. He is very tall and can be easily spotted in the crowd. I earned my passage by working as an unpaid hand, which accounts for my appearance. earn ones passage: get some fare unpaid hand : to work without paying account for : give reason to Slide 30 1.A period of ten years. D________ 2. an organization, or a fund established to help the needy. C________ 3. Having a false or misleading appearance f__________ 4. Something produced, published, or offered I__________ 5. A unit of length equal to 6 feet (1.83 meters) f___________ 6. One who writes plays; a dramatist. P____________ ecade harity ake ssue athom laywright Slide 31 7. The coming of darkness; dusk. N_________ 8. The right to travel as a passenger, especially on a ship p___________ 9. The text of a play, broadcast, or movie. S____________ 10. A usually sweet course or dish, served at the end of a meal. D__________ 11. Not to be believed I__________ u__________ 12. One whose business is to cut hair and to shave or trim beards. b ightfall assage cript essert ncredible nbelievable arber Slide 32 EX. 2 on page 20 Slide 33 I don t know whether/if he can pass the exam. The brothers wont say why they decided to make the bet. Slide 34 Now I want to know what I can do. John said that he was leaving for London on Wednesday. Slide 35 That is why we have given you the letter. The question is whether he ll come. My anger is because you havent written to me for a long time. Slide 36 whether if whether 1. The question is whether he ll come. I asked him whether/ if he would come. Slide 37 2. whether Im not sure about whether well win. 3. "or not" Whether you like it or not, youll have to do it. 4. whether Whether he will come is not clear. Slide 38 1.I found the afternoons entertainment rather ______ and would have preferred to do something more interesting. 2. I cant _________ this party to __________if you refuse to apologize. 3. Dont ______ so hard at the man over there or he might lose his _________and come over to ask you why. silly permitgo ahead stare patience silly, patience, Stare, permit, go ahead Ex.3 P20 Slide 39 4. I _____________that I could do fifty jumps without stopping.But I lose his ________ and come over to ask you why. 5. Is your __________to your hometown paid for or will they send you an __________for you to pay later ? made a bet passage account passage, account,make a bet Slide 40 6. How could you ______________ your behavior on that night ? 7. _______________ I dont like him very much because he is always ___________of the others: success. 8. Both of them showed a __________ to finish the fighting, so the problems will _________ be solved. account for To be honest jealous willingness probably account for, willingness, To be honest, jealous, probably, Slide 41 EX. 3 on page 57 As a matter or fact, he was spotted by accident when he got into the office. To be honest, the gentleman was in rags in order to pretend that he was poor. He worked as an unpaid director in the company. But when the owner of the company shouted