Unit 5 Meeting Ancestors
Learning about language Teaching objectives: 1.
To help students fully understand the usage of some important words and expressions in this article 2.
To help them well use the words and expressions in different contexts 3.
To strengthen their awareness of appropriate use of English Teaching aids: Teaching media, the Internet Teaching process: 1.
Review of the previous passage 2.
Word study acute 快的，神的，有送彩金白菜网观察力的
shrewd, perceptive He is a(n) ______ boss, and he can always tell the employees who have more potentials from the rest. A. acute
D. aggressive 他的判断力是敏锐的。
His judgement is acute. 他头好使。
He has an acute mind. 他可以对商店的前景做出敏锐的分析。
He can give acute analyses of the outlook of the company.
Unfortunately, he was caught in an accident and he lost his sight. However, his other senses grew more acute. 2)大的，严重的
serious, severe, strong (situation, feeling, problem, etc) 战争导致了严重的经济危机。
The war led to an acute economic crisis. 现在急缺劳力。
There is an acute shortage of labor. 他被损伤了，经受着伟大的疼痛。
He is injured and he suffers from acute pain. 自己深切的体会到，空气对于人即向水对鱼一样重要。
I am acutely aware that what air is to humans what water is to fish. Assume 认为，认为
I assumed that the foggy weather was caused by explosion. Many people assumed that wearing masks could ease the threat posed by the polluted air. I assume him (to be) acute. But actually he often makes wrong judgement. 作伪起（旗帜）
He assumed a look of surprise. He assumed an air of indifference.
You will assume your duties tomorrow. The director assumed power/office/the role of CEO yesterday. Assuming that (if)(supposing that) alternative
( alternatives )
N-COUNT If one thing is an alternative to another, the first can be found, used, or done instead of the second. 替代品
例: New ways to treat arthritis may provide an alternative to painkillers.
ADJ An alternative plan or offer is different from the one that you already have, and can be done or used instead. 此外的
例: There were alternative methods of travel available.
ADJ Alternative is used to describe something that is different from the usual things of its kind, or the usual ways of doing something, in modern Western society. For example, an alternative lifestyle does not follow conventional ways of living and working. 另类的
例: ...unconventional parents who embraced the alternative lifestyle of the Sixties.
What other alternative do we have?
There is an alternative that should be welcome to all.
We are very sad to have to do this, but there is no other alternative.
have no alternative but to do sth
ADJ Tentative agreements, plans, or arrangements are not definite or certain, but have been made as a first step. 开始的
例: Political leaders have reached a tentative agreement to hold a preparatory conference next month.
tentatively ADV 开始地
例: The next round of talks is tentatively scheduled to begin October 21st in Washington.
ADJ If someone is tentative, they are cautious and not very confident because they are uncertain or afraid. 动摇的
例: My first attempts at complaining were kind of tentative.
tentatively ADV 动摇地
例: Perhaps, he suggested tentatively, they should send for Dr. Esteves.
The proposal is, however, only a start – and a tentative one at that.
The government tended to have a tentative negotiation with those terrorists.
acute ADJ You can use acute to indicate that an undesirable situation or feeling is very severe or intense. 严格的
例: The war has aggravated an acute economic crisis.
例: The report has caused acute embarrassment to the government.
ADJ An acute illness is one that becomes severe very quickly but does not last very long. Compare chronic. 浮躁的
[MEDICAL] [ADJ n]
例: ...a patient with acute rheumatoid arthritis.
ADJ If a person's or animal's sight, hearing, or sense of smell is acute, it is sensitive and powerful. 快的
例: When she lost her sight, her other senses grew more acute.
N-VAR An impulse is a sudden desire to do something. 激动
例: Unable to resist the impulse, he glanced at the sea again.
N-COUNT An impulse is a short electrical signal that is sent along a wire or nerve or through the air, usually as one of a series. 脉冲
例: It works by sending a series of electrical impulses which are picked up by hi-tech sensors.
ADJ An impulse buy or impulse purchase is something that you decide to buy when you see it, although you had not planned to buy it. 时代心血来潮的
例: The curtains were an impulse buy.
PHRASE If you do something on impulse, you suddenly decide to do it, without planning it. 不论一时冲动
例: Sean's a fast thinker, and he acts on impulse.