Lesson 3 Nine to Five
To guess the meaning of the words through the context To get the main idea of the text To find the specific information by scanning
Before you learn 1. He was born in Los Angeles and raised in a Christian Family. 2. He sent his ré sumé and a DVD of highlights of his high school basketball career to all the Ivy League schools, and his dream schools Standford and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) 3. Harvard assistant coach Bill Holden saw that he was 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 m), which fit the physical attributes he was seeking. So he attend Harvard. 4.Now he is an American professional basketball player with the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association(NBA).
You have to believe in yourself . That's the secret of success .
Read to Learn Today’s story is about a famous reporter —Wang Junyan, whose successful experience is similar to Wang Baoqiang’s. I’m sure you’ll learn something from her.
Read the explanation and speak out the word it explains.
words review someone who has a job at a low level within an organization junior adj.低级的 everything that exists, especially all physical matter, including all the stars, planets, galaxies, etc. in space n.宇宙 universe
初中 the whole of the human race, including both men and women n. 人类 mankind a structure built by birds or insects to leave their eggs in to develop, and by some other animals to give birth or live in nest n. 鸟巢
one of the many soft light things which cover a bird's body, consisting of a long thin central part with material like hairs along each side
n. 羽毛 feather
to defeat or succeed in controlling or dealing with something vt. 战胜，克服 turn over overcome
to quickly take something in your hand(s) and hold it firmly grasp vt.理解；抓牢
to look at something or someone carefully in order to discover information, especially about their quality or condition
inspect v. 审查 against the law; not allowed by law adj.不合法的；违法的 illegal
to do something illegal or something that is considered wrong commit vt.投入
when something or someone exists
great admiration, honour and praise which you earn by doing something successfully glory n. 荣耀的事
all the time or often constantly adv.不断地 in or to a lower position than, under beneath adv. 在底下 to (cause to) curve bend v.弯腰，倾身 a part of an activity or a period of development stage n. 舞台，阶段，时期
for general ideas
Read the article as fast as you can and then match the main idea of each paragraph.
A. The reason why she chose to be a journalist B. Characteristics which made her a success C. Her feeling about being a reporter D. Mother’s influence
for specific information
1. ____ 2. ____ 3. ____
which made her a success.
for being a
①__ ①__ ②__ ②__ ①__ ②__
Her feeling about being a journalist
Part 1: Characteristics which made her a success
____________ ① Being curious ② Working hard ____________ ______________ ③ Believing in what ______________ was true
① Love everything ______________
To be curious
Part 2: Mother’s influence
②Be interested in _____________ ____________________ mankind and nature
A strong character
① Never be defeated __________________
②_________________ Work extremely ________________ hard (to support her)
① ________________ ①It is important for ___________________ people to grasp what ___________ is going on
for being a journalist
② Especially after inspecting ________________________ an illegal business _____________________
Part 4: Her feeling about being a journalist
interesting ① ____________
② ____________ challenging
①Wang Junyan is a TV presenter now. ____________ She said that it is being curious __________________,
working hard and believing in what was ___________, ____________________
______ that made her success. It is true
___________ who taught her to be her mother curious.
③Her perseverance(坚持) paid off ______ when she won an award for the report. She also said that as a reporter she needed many different skills and kept learning new ____________ ________ things. She still felt curious now . ______
②After graduating from university, Wang became a reporter a local ______ for newspaper. Her report ______ helped
people and it also helped the government inspect the company ______ guilty people and catch the ____________.
Voice your opinion Everyone wants to succeed, but the road to success is not so smooth. So What does Wang Junyan’s story tell us about success and what do you think we should do to achieve success?
Curiosity Good attitude
Never give up
Working hard Be committed
In conclusion, there are so many factors that determine or influence our success. Of all these factors, a clear objective, a positive attitude and hard work are most important. So it is no use complaining your parents, family background or society. As long as you have the three factors mentioned above, you will be the next Wang Baoqiang or Wang Junyan in the future!
Fill in the blanks according to the passage. presenter Wang Junyan is a famous (1) ________ for Universe TV’s news programmes now. Mother taught her to be curious and be interested in mankind and nature. Mother was so strong that she (2) overcame lot of difficulties and she _______ a support worked extremely hard to (3) _______ her through school.
She was asked to (4) ______ an illegal inspect business and helped catch the guilty people. award She won an (5) ______ for a high quality report. The job is important because people happening need to grasp what is (6) ___________. interesting The job is (7) __________ because she can meet a lot of people and go to many different places. The job is (8) challenging because she has to __________ learn new things and many different skills constantly.
Keep the words in mind:
pay off 计划等取得成功 致力于
commit oneself to
1.只有有耐心圆满完成简单工作的人，才 能够轻而易举地完成困难的事。(德国剧 作家、诗人 席勒. F.) 2. Our destiny offers not the cup of despair, but the chalice of opportunity. So let us seize it, not in fear,thein gladness. —— Translate but sentences R.M. Nixon 3. Fear not that the life shall come to an end, but rather fear that it shall never have a beginning. ——J.H. Newman
1. Read the grammar summary on P92 2. Try to do the exercises on P27.