From Page to Screen
By James Hope
Reading a book and watching a film are two very different experiences, but it's normal to have high expectations when a film of a favourite book is made.

(中学篇)2019年第04期:注重文本解读的高中英语阅读教学——以阅读课“Strangers under the Some Roof?”为例(安徽:张俊国、胡晓英、李季、胡月华)一文涉及的教学内容

Strangers under the Same Roof?
Does every dinner with your parents seem to turn into a battle? Have your once warm and open conversations become cold and guarded? Do you feel that you just cannot see eye to eye with them on anything? You are not alone. Heated arguments and cold silences are common between teenagers and their parents.
Teenagers’ physical changes may result in such family tensions. You may feel anxious that you are developing at a different rate to your friends, shooting up in height or getting left far behind. You might worry about your changing voice, weight problems or spots.


Western Diet Bad for Human Health and Environment
[From VOA Learning English, this is the Health Report] January 06, 2015
[A Chinese man takes a photo with Ronald McDonald at a McDonald's fast restaurant in China's northern Liaoning province.


How Daisy Learned to Help Wildlife
Daisy had always longed to help endangered species of wildlife. One day she woke up and found a flying carpet by her bed. “Where do you want to go?” it asked. Daisy responded immediately. “I'd like to see some endangered wildlife,” she said. “Please take me to a distant land where I can find the animal that gave fur to make this sweater.” At once the carpet flew away and took her to Tibet. There Daisy saw an antelope looking sad. It said, “We're being killed for the wool beneath our stomachs. Our fur is being used to make sweaters for people like you. As a result, we are now an endangered species.” At that Daisy cried, “I'm sorry I didn't know that. I wonder what is being done to help you.


Save the Sharks!
Many have heard of shark fin soup. This famous and expensive dish is especially popular in southern China. But do you realize that you're killing a whole shark each time you enjoy a bowl of shark fin soup?
When people catch sharks, they cut off their fins and throw the shark back into the ocean. This is not only cruel, but also harmful to the environment. Without a fin, a shark can no longer swim and slowly dies. Sharks are at the top of the food chain in the ocean's ecosystem. If their numbers drop too low, it will bring danger to all ocean life. Many believe that sharks can never be endangered because they are the strongest in their food chain.

(中学篇)2019年第03期:综合视野下尊重学习者阅读生成过程的高中英语阅读教学——以The Paradox of Choice教学为例(浙江:曹军喜)一文涉及的教学内容

The Paradox1 of Choice
When I was a kid, we had three television channels, two churches, two kinds of cheese (mild or strong) and one telephone. The black box served no other purpose than making calls, and that did us just fine. In contrast2, anyone who enters a phone store today runs the risk of being completely defeated3 by far too many brands, models and contract options4. There has never been more choice.
It is true that selection measures progress, but there is a limit: Option floods5 can destroy our quality of life.


Yesterday, another student and I, representing our university's student association, went to the Capital International Airport to meet this year's international students. They were coming to study at Beijing University. We would take them first to their dormitories and then to the student canteen. After half an hour of waiting for their flight to arrive, I saw several young people enter the waiting area looking around curiously. I stood for a minute watching them and then went to greet them.
The first person to arrive was Tony Garcia from Colombia, closely followed by Julia Smith from Britain. After I met them and then introduced them to each other, I was very surprised. Tony approached Julia, touched her shoulder and kissed her on the cheek! She stepped back appearing surprised and put up her hands, as if in defence. I guessed that there was probably a major misunderstanding.


人教版《英语》Module 7 Unit 3 Under the Sea(Using Language)
A New Dimension of Life
19th January
I'm sitting in the warm night air with a cold drink in my hand and reflecting on the day — a day of pure magic! I went snorkelling on the reef offshore this morning and it was the most fantastic thing I have ever done. Seeing such extraordinary beauty, I think every cell in my body woke up.

(中学篇)2019年第03期:从一次同课异构活动谈主题意义探究的教学实践 (江苏:刘林峰、杨帆)一文涉及的教学内容

The Curse of the Mummy
Howard Carter is one of the most famous explorers the world has ever known. He was brave and loved to visit and explore new places. During his life, he discovered many amazing things.
Howard Cater did not go to school, but learnt to draw from his father, who was an artist. He was bright and curious about the world outside his hometown. In 1891, at the age of 17, he set sail for Alexandria, Egypt. By the 1920, he had become an explorer, searching for the tombs of the Egyptian kings. He found several important ones. Inside the tombs, he discovered a great fortune in jewels and gold, along with the preserved bodies of dead kings. These preserved bodies are known as mummies.
In 1922, Howard Carter made his most amazing discovery of all, in the Valley of the Kings, in Egypt. He had received money from Lord Carnarvon, a British man who was very interested in Egypt.

(中学篇)2019年第02期:基于思维品质培养的阅读教学实践——以Life in a Violin Case阅读语篇为例(黑龙江:刘阳、南美善)一文涉及的教学内容

Life in a Violin Case
The turning point of my life was my decision to give up a promising business career and study music. My parents, although sharing my love of music, disapproved of it as a profession. This was understandable because of the family background. My grandfather had taught music for nearly forty years at Springhill College and, though much beloved and respected in the community, earned barely enough to provide for his large family.
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