Unit Two : Love

Text A: Cant Forget Your First Love

                                             By Meredith Stewart

Part A : Can’t Forget Your First Love


Ⅰ.Theme-related Information


1.Words / expressions for Emotional Love:  

like a persons smile / eyes / sense of humor, love at first sight, secret crushes (暗恋)

lovey-dovey(卿卿我我), love-sick(害相思病的), lovebird(恋爱中的情侣)

Directions: Enrich your love vocabulary.

puppy love/first love/secret love/unrequited love/passionate love/cyber love/platonic love

twilight love/narcissism/long distance love/love failure/Lovers Day

 

2.Most Romantic Lines in English Literature

"Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same"                                                                                          - Emily Bronte

“不论我们的灵魂是什么做成的,他的和我的是一模一样的。”                                                        

                                                    ——艾米莉•勃朗特

 "If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you"                              - A A Milne

“假如你的寿命是100年,那我希望自己活到100岁的前一天,因为那样我的生命中每天都有你。”——AA•米尔恩

 

 "But soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It is the east and Juliet is the sun"                  

 - Shakespeare "Romeo and Juliet"

“嘘!那边窗户里亮起的是什么光?哦,那是东方,朱丽叶就是太阳!”                 ——莎士比亚,《罗密欧与朱丽叶》

 

 "He was my North, my South, my East and West, My working week and my Sunday rest, my noon, my midnight, my talk, my song; I thought that love would last forever: I was wrong"        

- W.H. Auden

“他是我的南北,我的西东。是我作息的意义。是我的日夜,欢唱谈话的内容。我以为爱会永恒不朽……我错了。”  

                                                       ——W•H•奥登

                                                                                

Ⅱ.Language and Cultural Points:


1.stuffed animals and movie tickets

Examples:

   He stuffed the apples into the bag. 他把苹果塞进袋子里。

   Leave your stuff in the hall.      把你的东西放在门厅里。

2.Diane Ackerman  (1948       )

Diane Ackerman is a poet, essayist, and naturalist. She is the author of two dozen highly acclaimed works of nonfiction and poetry, including A Natural History of the Senses  a book beloved by millions of readers all over the world.

 

3. yet no one agrees on just what it is.

Examples:

   We agreed on the price. 我们就价格达成一致。 

   Both sides agreed on these terms. 双方都同意这些条件。 

agree on / upon

主要指双方通过协商而取得一致意见或达成协议

 yet no one agrees on just what it is.

后接动名词  (=agree to do sth.)

Examples:

   He agreed on lending (= to lend) us some money.                          

   Mary agreed on coming (= to come) on Monday.

what it is: what 引导的宾语从句

 

4.innocent and carefree

Examples:

   How should this innocent girl see the coldness and calculation of the letter?

   这封信的冷淡无情,叫这个天真的姑娘怎么看得出来?

The suspect says he is innocent. 这个嫌疑犯说他是无辜的。

innocent

 a. 1. lacking in sophistication or worldliness

         2. free from evil or guilt

 

5.butterflies in their stomach: the expression describes the feeling you get in your stomach when you are nervous

Example:

Sitting there at my sisters wedding dinner, I had butterflies in my stomach because I know Id have to stand up and make a speech.

我姐姐结婚那天晚上举行宴会的时候,我坐在那里心里七上八下,因为我知道我得站起来讲话。

 

6., being passionate about everything and thinking that he or she was the one.

现在分词短语作伴随状语,与主句的主语在逻辑上有主谓关系,即表主动意义。

Example:

   He sent me an e-mail, hoping to get further information

他给我发了一封电子邮件,希望得到更多信息。

7.Your first love is something intense, keen,

Examples:

   intense heat / pain

   intense anxiety / desire / emotion

intense

  a. of extreme force, degree, or strength

酷热 / 剧痛

强烈的不安 / 欲望 / 情感

Examples:

   keen on 喜爱;热衷于

   keen competition 激烈竞争 

   keen interest 强烈的兴趣

keen a. intense or sharp

8.It is / was the first time + that + clause

Examples:

   It was the first time that I listened to him so carefully.

这是我第一次这么专心听他讲。

   It was the first time that I spoke in public.

这是我第一次在公共场合发言。

9.When you look through old things

Example:

   He can look through any trick.

look through to look over

他可以看穿任何阴谋诡计。

10.your old flame: your old lover

Example:

   The one you were dining with last night must be your old flame.

昨天晚上和你一起吃饭的那个人肯定是你过去的情人。

11.get the best of sb.: 战胜某人,使某人屈服

Example:

   After a long struggle, we got the best of them.

经过一番苦斗,我们打败了他们。

12.... that one guy or girl who captured your heart and will never be forgotten.

Examples:

   She captured all the mens hearts.她迷住了所有男人。

   Her beauty captured him instantly.她的美貌立刻迷住了他。

capture

 v. attract; cause to be enamored

who 引导的定语从句修饰 that one guy or girl

13.a heartache memory

Examples:

  heartache n.  heart + ache 组成的复合词,同类词如:

  stomachache / backache / toothache / headache

胃痛 / 背痛 / 牙痛 / 头痛

14.multidisciplinary studies major

Examples:

   multicultural      多文化的

   multimedia        多媒体的

   multinational      跨国的

multidisciplinary

 a. concerned with various disciplines         multi-为前缀,表示“多”

15.Reality set in

Example:

   The rainy season has set in.雨季已经开始了。

set in

 to enter a particular state 

16.a big job promotion

Examples:

   I think Richard will be picked out for a promotion.我觉得理查德会被选中晋升。

   Advertising is often the most effective method of promotion.广告往往是最有效的推销方法。

promotion

 n. 1. act of raising in rank or position

     2. 宣传;推销

17.Greenville

   Greenville is the seat of Greenville County, in upstate South Carolina, United States. Greenville is the sixth largest city (by population) in the state of South Carolina.

See http://www.greenvillesc.gov/

18.my heart fell apart

Example:

   Her heart fell apart when she broke up with her boyfriend.

她与男友分手时心都碎了。

fall apart

 to lose ones emotional or mental composure

19.After the lovey-dovey stage passed

Example:

   Look at them! Theyre so lovey-dovey. Why cant we be more like that?

看他们多么恩爱!为什么我们不能像他们那样呢?

lovey-dovey

 a. feeling love towards each other

20.Having a first sweetheart is a warm feeling, but thinking about the downs of the relationship can bring much pain to ones soul

Having a first sweetheart is ..., but thinking about the downs of the relationship can ... 两个并列句的主语均为动名词短语。

the downs of the relationship: 情感中的波折

21.loving and fighting with each other as well as hurting each other with jealousy and greed:  We not only love and fight with each other, but also hurt each other with envy and greed

Example:

   A teacher should entertain as well as teach.

教师不仅要教书,也要激发学生的兴趣。

as well as     conj.  …又,和…一样

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