Read and Write Unit 7 Buy or Reuse
Preview the Unit
Reading 1: Think Before You Toss #1
- Vocabulary: consequence-consequent(adj), possess-possession
Dic dispose: arrange sth/sb in a particular way, tempt, incline, adapt
-> dispose of sb/sth: get rid of sth no longer needed, destroy, get rid of, dump, eliminate
-> disposable: needless, unnecessary, useless=>~ diapers/razors/gloves, available for use=> ~ assets/income
- Preview: Read the title and introduction and look at the photos, and predict what “throwaway society” means.
- Read-> Main Ideas, Details
=> Clarify the Outline: Proposition/Main Point, Problems, Solutions and Conclusion/Opinion.
The Title: Think Before You Toss
Proposition: The problem of a throwaway society<= People are throwing out more trash than ever before
Problems: 1. (par.2) Easier to replace <- Products are cheap and plentiful. Many items are impossible to repair
2. (par.3) Love of disposable products <- People are busy. Products aren’t designed to last.
3. (par.4) Appetite for new products <- People are addicted to buying new products. People dump possessions to buy more.
Solutions: 1/F. (par.5) Gov. requires to recycle materials 2/P. (Par.6) Repair our possessions. Rethink our attitude.
Conclusion: Repair our possessions and change our spending habits to reduce trash to take care of our environment.
- Words/Expressions: (par.1) wear out, torn<-tear (par.3) contribute, to name a few (par.4) make room for, dump (par.5) dump site, lesson
- Reading Skill: Identifying Fact and Opinion-> A. -> B.
- What do you think? -1: Think about the item(s) you threw away recently. Do you think it could/should have been used longer or repaired, or you should have bought a new one? => Speak yr answer in 60 sec
Inside Reading Unit 9 Reading- 2 Playing with the Pixels
- Review Reading
=>Blog Review the summary of the text in five to eight sentences or around 100 words
- Study and predict the meaning => Pair
- [L44-49] All of them undermine the public’s trust in the reality of news photographs.
Actually, that’s good. The public tends to assign too much “reality” to what they see in photographs anyway. We should approach all news photos as somewhat unreal.
[L44] undermine to weaken confidence or authority gradually or insidiously ; weaken, hurt, impair, ruin
[L47] assign sth to sth to attribute to a specified cause, origin, or source; ascribe: to ~ a stone cross to the Vikings. - assign sth to sb to attribute sth to sb; to blame sth on sb: ~ the blame to sb. ~ed the responsibility for the accident to the driver. [L48] approach to start to deal with in a certain way; face, deal with: to ~ a problem/task/project
- [L50-52] What does it mean for a photograph to be true? That it captures what we would perceive if we were standing where the camera was? <= Need to clarify
- [L74-75] You can see how quickly the situation gets confused.
- [L94-97] What you see when you contemplate a news photo is what you’re told to see.
Sometimes perception is controlled by what you’re allowed to see.
[L94] contemplate to look at or view with continued attention; observe or study thoughtfully: ~ the stars.
- to consider thoroughly; think fully or deeply about: ~ a difficult problem. - to have as a purpose; intend, plan
- [L119] Needless to say, news photographers shouldn’t doctor photographs any more than reporters should
make up quotes.
doctor - to revise/alter/adapt (a photo, manuscript) to serve a specific purpose or to improve the material
- falsify: He ~ed the birthdate on his passport.
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