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  • 1. Unit 2Trends

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  • Part One
  • Listening-CenteredActivities
  • Key to Exercises
  • 1.D2. C3.A4. D5. B
  • II. 6.B7. D8. A9. C10. A
  • III.
  • 11. For many different reasons
  • 12. by rich cultural life
  • 13. traffic is slow and difficult.

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  • 14. plenty of money
  • 15. thousands of visitors

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  • Part Two
  • Reading_centered Activities
  • TextOne
  • Previewing
  • Warm up questions:
  • 1). Can you define the word trend ?
  • 2). What are the new trends in clothes / hairstylesthis year?

Back 5.

  • Background information
  • Elvis Presley:
  • Born January 8, 1935, in East Tupelo, Mississippi, Presley was the son of Gladys and Vernon Presley, a sewing machine operator and a truck driver. Elvis Presley was the first real rock and roll star. A white southerner who singing blues laced with country and country tinged with gospel, Presley brought together music from both sides of the color

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  • line. Presley performed this music with a natural hip swiveling sexuality that made him a teen idol and a role model for generations of cool rebels.

7. Key points Words and expressions 1.fashion-wise2. you name it3.all in all4. alternative5. diverse 6. embody7. exotic8.flatter 9. inspire10. transform11. visual12. trend13.be/ have done with Back 8.

  • Examples of the above key words and expressions:
  • 1.fashion-wise :follow the new trend of fashion.
  • -wise (withn s formingadj s andadv s): in the manner or direction of.
  • e.g. Turn the handleclockwise.
  • to walkcrabwise.
  • 2.You name it : (infml) every thing, place, etc you can name or think of.

9. e.g. She can make anything: chairs, tables, cupboards----you name it. Clothes, furniture, books ----you name it , they sell it! 3 . All in all :when every thing is considered . e.g.All in all , it was a lot of fun for everyone who went. His reaction to the doctors treatment was,all in all , satisfactory. He has his faults, butall in allhe is a conscientious man. 4.Alternative: n. a chance to choose or decide between two or more possible things, courses or action. 10.

  • e.g. You have thealternativeof fighting or beingtaken prisoner.
  • I had noalternativebut to walk out.
  • adj. That may be used , had, done instead of another; other
  • e.g. We returned by the alternative road.
  • Have you got an alternative suggestion?
  • 5.Diverse :adj.of different kinds; varied
  • e.g. The wild life in Africa is extremelydiverse .
  • People of Europe speakdiverse languages.
  • The programme deals with subjects as diverse as pop music and ancient Greek drama.

11. return 6.Embodies:v. express or give visible form to(ideas, feelings, etc.); include or contain sth. The new modelembodiesthe latestrefinements. The testimony isembodiedin the courtrecord. 7.Exotic:introduced from another country, not native; striking or attractive because unusual. e.g. She travels to all kinds ofexoticlocations all over the world. 12.

  • 8.Flatter:v.to praise too much or insincerely in order to gain advantage; to make look better or more beautiful.
  • e.g. I guess he was justflatteringme.
  • The newspaper wrote about his performance in veryflatteringterms.
  • The black dressflatteredher figure.

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  • 9.Inspire sb.with sth / inspire sth in sb :fill sb. with thoughts, feelings or aims
  • e.g. His speechinspiredus to try again.
  • Youinspiredme to greater efforts.
  • A fair and kind employerinspiredloyalty.
  • 10 .t ransform:v. completely change the appearance or character of sth./ sb.
  • e.g Water cantransforma desertintoa garden.
  • Fatherhoodtransformedhimintoa more responsible person.

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  • 11.Visual: adj. Connected with or used in seeing.
  • e.g. The animalsvisualorgans are different from ours.
  • Thevisualarts include painting and dancing, as opposed to music.
  • 12.Trend:n. general tendency or direction.
  • You seem to have set a newtrend .
  • There has beena trendtowardssimpler styles in womens dresses.

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  • 13.Be / have done with sth / sb. : no longer work at sth or be involved with sb/ sth.
  • e.g. Lets spend another hour painting and then have done with it.
  • Have you done with the newspaper?

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  • 1 Designers seem to be at their most inventive and visually stunning when producing their spring collection:
  • Designers seem to have the greatest inspiration and are able to design extremely new and attractive styles when producing their spring collection.

Difficult Sentences 17.

  • 2 Thisspring, bright, bold, eye-catching colors are your ticket to being the most fashionable gal:
  • This spring, clothes with very bright colors are essential things you need to make yourself the most fashionable girl .

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  • 3. All walks of designers went on an African odyssey this spring:
  • This spring , designers of different styles and from different places designed clothesof similar feature -----wild African style.

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  • 4 Also popular were sequins and metallic embroidery adding dazzle to basic T-shirts, vests, skirts and dresses and show-stopping glamour to eveningwear.
  • adding dazzle to sequins and metallic embroidery.

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  • 5.They stopped just above waist, and were seen in a multitude of bright colors:
  • They just reached above the waist and were available in many different bright colors.

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  • 6. Theres no need for a shopping spree, a few key items or accessories can transform your wardrobe into a spring sensation.
  • You dont have to buy a lot of clothes; add a few accessories to the clothes you already have and you will look very fashionable .

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  • I. Comprehension of the Text
  • 1. The designers seem to be full of creative ideas and are able to design the most attractive clothes in spring.
  • 2. By wearing very bright and eye-catching color clothes.
  • 3. Yes. Big and bold prints are in fashion this spring.

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  • 4. Metallic colors are suitable for any skin tone and go with many colors.
  • 5. No. A few key item and accessories will make you look attractive and fashionable.
  • II Vocabulary
  • 1.flattering2. tropical
  • 3. revealed4. alternative
  • 5. Visual6. transform
  • 7. all in all8. conservative

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  • 9. trend10. stripes
  • 11. inspired12. featured

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  • III. Translation
  • Task 1
  • Translation from English to Chinese
  • 1.
  • 2.
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  • 4.
  • 5.

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  • Task 2
  • Translation (from Chinese to English ).
  • 6 The childrens age range from 5 to 15.
  • 7 His noble example inspired the rest of us to greater efforts.
  • 8 The countrys constitution embodies the ideals of freedom and equality.

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  • 9 Clothes, furniture, books ----you name it, they sell it !
  • 10 He has his faults, but all in all he is a conscientious man.

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  • Text Two
  • I.Background Information
  • SOHO In i nformation technology, SOHO is a term for the small office or home office environment and business culture. A number of organizations, businesses, and publications now exist to support people who work or have businesses in this environment. The term "virtual office" is sometimes used as a synonym.

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  • II. Comprehension of the Text
  • 1. Many people are out of job and those who are having jobs have to accept what they are given .
  • 2. It permits you to separate your personal life from business. You can leave your work where it is without the trouble of clean-up for other home activities.

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  • .3.They drive Americas economic growth and have created most of the new jobs in the past 20 years.
  • 4. By working at home they can balance between work and family. Moreover, they earn 28% more than the average office workers.
  • 5. They can have more independence, more challenge and more results; they have the freedom to grow, experiment and learn.

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  • II Vocabulary
  • 1.necessity 2.measure3.distraction4.expansion5. solely
  • 6.labeled7.in the long run
  • 8. make do with9. identified
  • 10. represented11. due to
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