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高三教案 第700期
发布时间:2019-12-09

2019-2020学年度第 15 期总第700期

Goodbye, Godfrey (P2)
北京中学  李萍
I. Lead in   
Who is he?  
 
Gao Yiyang (Godfrey Gao) – a Chinese-Canadian actor and model

Have you heard the latest news about him?
He died of cardiac arrest (心脏停搏) after he collapsed while filming a TV reality show in Ningbo. 

What probably caused his sudden death?
Overtime and excessive workloads.

Think and share
What are the bad effects of overtime work?
It can be bad for …
 

II. While-reading
1)    Read through the text and find out its main idea. 
The text mainly discusses the problem of overtime and excessive workloads and their damages, which have already become a common social problem in need of attention. 

2) Read the text again and draw a mind map to show how the writer organizes the text. 
 
3) Read the text for a third time and answer the following questions: 
1. Why was the reality TV show Godfrey had participated in criticized?
Because of its demanding schedule.

2. What are the bad effects of overwork, according to the text?
It can cause depression, weight gain and sleep deprivation, which lower work productivity. 

3. What did Microsoft Japan do to lessen pressure on employees? What was the result it caused? 
It trialed a four-day workweek in the summer and the productivity increased by 40 percent, despite fewer working hours. 

III. Post-reading
Critical thinking:
1. Suppose you were a boss, would you make your employees work on a tight schedule? Why or why not? 
2. Suppose you were an employee of a big company, what would you do to lessen your workloads and pressure? 

IV. Language Focus
1) Useful expressions:
 
2) Fill in the blanks with expressions from the article. 
1. Following the _________, the show has received _________ for its demanding schedule. 
Tragedy: a very sad event or situation, especially one that involves death 悲惨的事;不幸;灾难;惨案 
It's a tragedy that he died so young.
他英年早逝是一大悲哀。
Tragedy struck the family when their son was hit and killed by a car. 
这个家庭惨遭不幸,他们的儿子被汽车撞死了。
Criticism: the act of expressing disapproval of sb/sth and opinions about their faults or bad qualities; a statement showing disapproval 批评;批判;责备;指责 

2. “One should not ______ the moral labels of ‘slackers’ or ‘not willing to strive’ to employees who are against ‘996’.” 
attach: (1) to fasten or join one thing to another 把……固定/附/贴/系(在……上)e.g. The character “福” is attached to the doors and windows in Chinese Spring Festival.
(2) attach important to: to believe that sth is important or worth thinking about 认为有重要性(或意义、价值、分量等);重视 
e.g. I attach great importance to this research.
我认为这项研究十分重要。

Homework
Write a short summary of this text with about 60 words.


Throw out your wardrobe (P4-5) 
Lead in 
 Do you like fashion? 
 What do you think of these fashion trends?

Ask yourself :
How long do you usually stay interested in one particular fashion style?
Maybe your interest in one fashionable style is “not that long”. You change your taste along with the changing fashion trend in order to keep pace.
Fashionable things are expensive. Can you afford to keep buying thins and stay up with the current trends? If not, what would you do to solve the problem?

Read for main idea 
Let’s read the text and figure out what it talks about.
_____________ services are growing in popularity. Shoppers can _____ money online to _____ the clothes they need. Although the clothing rental business has many__________, people still have some _________. 

Key:
 
Read for the detailed information
Read the text again and answer the following questions.
1.What does the CEO Jennifer Hyman think of the online clothing rental services ?
She believes that the clothing rental business and the idea of dynamic ownership is a trend in the young generation. She also points out that working women make up one of the biggest consumer groups subscribing to their services. 

2.Who would like to use the rental business, according to Jennifer?
The young generation and working women.

3.What advantages does this sharing business have?
In this way, people rent things they like online, so they can keep up with fashion without spending a lot of money and time on it.

4.Why do people still have some concerns?
Renting the clothes is not as sustainable as it seems. The transportation and washing process might produce hazardous waste and air pollution if not handled correctly, and they’re often paired with stain removers that are more toxic than the solvents themselves. 

Read for language and grammar
Useful expressions
在一个时代____________
齐步并进____________
满足这一需求_____________
越来越受欢迎________________
把这个想法付诸于实践____________
把成功归功于_________________
组成;弥补____________
洗涤的负担____________
不管;不顾____________
购买n./v.____________
可持续的 adj._____________
使……成对;配对v.____________
集体的;共同的adj.________________

Key:
 
Read for language and grammar
1. In an era when fashion trends can change in a nanosecond, people want to keep pace. 
when引导定语从句,修饰an era。
释义:在这个时尚潮流瞬息万变的时代,人们想要跟上潮流。

2. Rent the Runway can be a solution for them where they can dress for the job they want and save money and time. 
where 引导定语从句;
释义: Rent the Runway可以为她们解决问题,在这里她们可以根据自己想要的工作的需求着
装,还节省了金钱和时间。

3.Then there’s the burden of washing, which has to happen to every item when it’s returned, regardless of whether or not it was worn. 
which引导非限制性定语从句;
whether 引导宾语从句。
释义:然后会有清洗的负担,每一件物品在归还时,不管它是否被穿过,都要进行清洗。

4. They can produce hazardous waste and air pollution if not handled correctly, and they’re often paired with stain removers that are more toxic than the solvents themselves. 
if not handled correctly 为连词+分词的省略结构,相当于if they are not handled correctly;
that引导定语从句。
释义:如果处理不当,它们会产生有害的废物和空气污染,而且它们经常与比溶剂本身毒性更大的去污剂搭配使用。 

Read for thinking
After what you have learned about clothing rental services, would you like to rent clothes online? Why or why not?


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