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一、背诵、默写Unit 1-6摘记复习。默完后用红笔批改并订正在默写内容的后面。孩子完成后,请家长在默写纸右上角签名:已背已默+家长姓名+日期(年月日)。另外一份空白默写纸返校时带来;


We often study by working with a group in English class. In my opinion, we can do the following things to make it better. First, it is necessary to make sure what the job is for each group. Second, group members should have different jobs. Third, group members should complete the job together. Always remember that we are a group. Finally, the result of the group should be shared with other groups. I am sure we can learn a lot from other group members.

我们在英语课上经常通过小组活动来学习。在我看来,我们可以做以下事情来使小组学习变得更好。第一,要确保每个组的工作是什么。第二,小组成员应该有不同的工作岗位。第三,小组成员应该一起完成这项工作。永远记住,我们是一个组。 最后,与其他组应共享小组的成果。我相信我们能向其他组学到很多东西。




From war to court


IF you experienced wars during your childhood, how would you turn out as an adult? For Novak Djokovic, he became a great tennis player.

Djokovic, 27, is currently ranked (评级) the world’s No 1 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP, 职业网球联合会). He has so far won seven Grand Slam singles titles (大满贯赛事单打冠军) and also won his fifth China Open title in Beijing earlier this month.

The 27-year-old Serbian (塞尔维亚人) was born in Belgrade. His country went through two wars in the 1990s. In 1999 when Djokovic was 12 years old, there were bombings (轰炸) for 78 nights in Belgrade. The boy and his family had to stay in a dark basement (地下室) for months.

The bombings caused the young Djokovic to lose sleep. Every day he woke up in the early morning. Even today, Djokovic said he still cannot bear loud noises.

It was tennis that saved him. Djokovic and his coach would try to practice on “tennis courts (球场)” made from emptied-out swimming pools.

“[The war] made us tougher (更坚强). It made us more hungry, more hungry for success,” Djokovic later said.

He recorded his experiences during the war in a journal (日记), which he still keeps today. Whenever he is “nervous, not happy with something, or frustrated (沮丧的),” Djokovic said, he would take out his childhood journals to read.

“I like to go back through those memories because it reminds you who you were then, and who you are now,” he said. “Tennis is my life and it has given me everything. I should keep going straight.”

experience v. 经历,体验

用法:作及物动词使用,可直接跟宾语,如:experience a great adventureexperience还可以作名词,作“经历”讲时,是可数名词;作“经验”讲时,为不可数名词。

I am going to experience the exciting rides at the amusement park today.


Fighting for education


For most children, studying is just part of a daily routine (日常生活). But in some places in the world, people are fighting with their lives for the right of an education.

On Oct 10, Malala Yousafzai, a girl from Pakistan who has fought for years for the right of girls to receive an education, became the youngest Nobel Prize winner. The 17-year-old shared the Nobel Peace Price with Kailash Satyarthi, 60, an Indian man who has helped lead a movement (活动) to end child labor around the world.

When the Taliban took over Mingora, Pakistan, Malala’s hometown, girls were not allowed to go to school. The Islamic extremist (极端分子) group believes girls education is against their religion (宗教). Malala wrote a blog (博客) and spoke publicly about her desire (渴望) to continue her education.

The Taliban tried to silence her. On Oct 9, 2012, Malala was shot in the head. During her long recovery (恢复), she became an international symbol of the fight for girls’ rights.

However, while the issue (议题) of girls’ rights has been highlighted (强调), the struggle is still a long and painful one.

“My own sister has not gone to school in two years because her school is now occupied (占领) by the army and the other school is too far away and she can’t walk there alone,” medical officer Tariq Khan said to Reuters.

According to the Guardian, there are still at least 13 million girls not receiving an education in Pakistan. Other problems, such as poverty (贫穷) and harassment (骚扰) are also keeping them from school.

“What will the government and the international community (国际社会) do for them?” Saima Khan, a math teacher at Malala’s hometown asked.

About the Nobel Prize

The Nobel Prize was created in 1895, named after Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel, who invented dynamite (黄色炸药). Nobel left his fortune for people who work for the “good of humanity”. The prizes are rewarded annually to people in many areas, from physics, chemistry, physiology and medicine, to literature, peace and economics.


Where do English nicknames come from?


WE all have a first and last name, or personal and family name. But for many of us, it doesn’t stop there. We also have nicknames. They mostly come from our real name.

Some of them are obvious (明显的): Tom is short for Thomas; Sam is short for Samuel. Yet there are some nicknames whose origins are more mysterious.

Take the name William as an example. It can be shortened to Will, and also Bill. But how does Bill come from William? During the Middle Ages, people liked to change letters to make names easier to pronounce. For example, a hard consonant (辅音) like B is clearer than soft ones like W. Bill sounds much clearer than Will. Interestingly, the people of England even called King William III, who ruled in the 17th century, “King Billy”.

Richard has also been a popular name in England for centuries. It was commonly shortened to Rich and Rick to save time. Also like the name William, people liked to make rhyming (押韵的) names. So Rick became Dick. This nickname became so popular that it’s included in an idiom. “Every Tom, Dick or Harry” means everybody!

The most poplar name for English kings has been Henry. England has had eight king Henrys. Yet most of them preferred to be called Harry by the people. It is a tradition still held. British Prince Harry’s real name is Henry. I wonder if Harry Potter’s real name is Henry?


Are we close to becoming invisible?


HARRY Potter is not the only wizard with an invisibility cloak (隐形斗篷). Scientists at the University of Rochester, US, have found a way to hide large objects from sight. This new technology is called “The Rochester Cloak”.

The so-called Rochester Cloak is not a real cloak at all. It uses a simplified four-lens (四透镜) system that was designed for light to pass through the center of the lenses. This creates a ring-shaped cloaking area in the outer region of the lenses. This way, when you put something in the middle of the lenses, it seems to disappear. And you can still see the background clearly.

Previous attempts of invisibility cloaks were complicated. They were unable to hide objects in three dimensions (三维) when viewed at different angles.

The Rochester Cloak is the first cloaking device that provides three-dimensional cloaking.

In tests, scientists have cloaked a hand, a face, and a ruler – making each object “invisible” while the image behind the hidden object remains in view.

There are practical uses for the technology. The lenses could help a surgeon (外科医生) “look through his hands to what he is actually operating on,” and the lenses could be used on trucks to allow drivers to see through blind spots on their vehicles, John Howell, the lead scientist said to Reuters.

What makes this system so great is that it is simple and cheap. Howell said it cost them $1,000 (6,127 yuan) to get all of the necessary equipment together, but it can be done more cheaply. They have released simple instructions on how to create a Rochester Cloak at home for under $100. Do you want to try?

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