《Colourful life》Unit 7 Poems（Talk time, Writing, Study Skills）
When we say words of more than one syllable,we stress one to of the syllables.Listen to the word and try to hear the word stress
A1 Say these two-syllable words and stress the first syllable.
always building narrow over people
A2 Say these two-syllable words and stress the second syllable.
around begin cartoon myself today
When we say words of three or more syllable,we usually stress either the first syllable or the second syllable.
A3 Say these three-syllable words and stress the first syllable.
basketball cinema difficult superman
A4 Say these-syllable words and stress the second syllable.
delicious direction important October
Most words of three or more syllables have stress on the first or the second syllable.However,some have the main stress on a later syllable.
A5 Say these words and stress the third syllable.
disagree engineer exclamation magazine
letter sorry English
about believe address
decide compare inform
discuss impress mistake
'out'side 're'tell 'well-'known
'un'real 'four'teen 'Chi'ness
'pre-'war 'post-'war 'ex'change
'difficult 'communist 'family
e'conomy 'exercise 'interesting
oppor'tunity de'mocarcy possi'bility
Know about abbreviations
Sometimes we turn words into shorter forms,so we can write them more quickly,We call these shorter forms abbreviations.
Do you know any abbreviations?
e.g.=for example VOA(Voice of America)美国之音
i.e.=that is ABC澳大利亚广播公司
etc.=et ectera BBC(British broadcasting company)英国广播公司
2nd=second IT(information technology)信息技术
△=replace IE--网络浏览器(Internet Explorer);
edu=education LAN---局域网(Local Area Network);
PE体育 MAN---城域网(Metropolitan Area Network);
CBA中国篮球协会 WAN---广域网(WIde Area Network);
A Can you match the words with their abbreviations?Write the correct letter in each box.
a CD b kg c PC d PRC e UN f WWW
1 the People's Republic of China
2 the United Nations
3 compact disc
4 personal computer
5 World Wide Web
B Match the common abbreviations in column A with their meanings in column B.Use your dictionary to help you.
1 e.g. a and so on
2 etc. b the United States of America
3 hr(s) c number
4 i.e. d for example
5 No. e that is,in other words
6 cm f hour(s)
7 USA g centimetre
Use abbreviations to replace the words and phrases where necessary?
In the room,there is a compact disc,the National Flag of the People's Republic of China.
a personal computer,and so on.The computer is 30 centimetres wide and has been on for 24 hours.In other words,it has been on for too long.
A writing game
Write a verse about your classmates
You are going to write a verse about your class.Follow the following two steps to finish your verse.
Rules of the game
use four lines to describe 4 students from the class
the description must be typical about somebody
call them "A","B","C" and "D"
make sure the four lines have same rhyme
check to see if the verse make sense
Write the verse
Now write your verse about your classmates.
Use the example below to help you.
A never says a word in class
And B often leaves his seat.
C likes to clean the blackboard
And D is always very neat.
Make it a poem
Put your verse into the poem on page 99.Don't forget to give a title to the poem.
Read and guess
B Read your poem to the class.They can try to guess who A,B,C and D are.
Read the poem and answer the questions below.
The Sun comes up,I start my day.I get my broom and I'm on my way.I clean up things that people drop,From dawn to sudk,I never stop.I sweep the streets,and make them clean,And help keep our city green.
Night is falling,the sky is dark,.The only sounds are dogs that bark.We drive along the streets all night To stop thieves and those who fight.It's a dangerous job,but we're brave.We help keep our city safe.
Who are the people in the poem?
A street cleaner and the policemen.
When do they usually start work?
The street cleaner usually starts work when the Sun comes up.
The policemen usualy start work when night is falling and the sky is dark.
What do they do for their work?
The street cleaner sweeps the streets and makes them clean.
The policemen drive along the streets all night to stop thieves and those who fight.
What do they think of their work?
The street cleaner thinks he helps keep the city cleam.
The policemen think they help keep the city safe.
What do you think of their work?