Unit 7 Reading 2 Out-of-Body Experience? – Your Brain is to Blame
- Before You Read: 2. Out-of-body experience <= What is it?
- Skim-> Check the title, the first and last paragraphs
[Illustration/p.105] angular gyrus [ˈdʒaɪ.rəs] (pl) gyri a region of the brain involved in a number of processes related to language, number processing, spatial cognition, memory retrieval, attention, and theory of mind.
=> Interpret the title: Your brain is to blame
- Read-1-> Mark the key words/phrases/events
L20 epilepsy [ˈepəlepsi] disorder of the nerve system that causes a person to suddenly become unconscious, violent (癲癇)
=> <= under p.108 the main idea of the text in one sentence.
-> Reading Comprehension: Correct the false statements. Note the line number of the info.
Chapter 4 #1 An Interview about Australian Aboriginal Art
- Introducing the Topic: Talk about the interest in art, favorite art works and artist.
- Preparing to Listen: Match the definition
- Listening-1-> Main Ideas, Details
- Listening-2 => what Aboriginal art is like, including the following points;
 Why the Aboriginal culture is so unique?  What “The Dream Time” is.
 Explain the practical side of some of the Aboriginal painting.
 Why traditional paintings were temporary?
=> your answer to this question by a student from Australia;
“What do you think about Aboriginal Art?” Express your Opinion with respect and consideration.
Unit 5 Reading-2 The Biology of Altruism
- Vocabulary/Pronunciation: altruism [ˈæltruɪzəm] the principle/practice of unselfish concern for the welfare of others ; unselfish concern, kindness
-> altruistic [æltruˈɪstɪk] unselfishly concerned for or devoted to the welfare of others; unselfish, humanitarian, philanthropic ó egoistic, selfish
philanthropy [fɪlænθrəpi] philanthropist [fɪlænθrəpɪst]
hypothesis [haɪˈpɒθəsɪs] a suggested explanation for a group of facts or phenomena, an assumption used in an argument without its being endorsed; assumption, premise, proposition: to formulate/confirm a ~, a ~ about … -> hypothesize
- Preview Reading: Why do you think people want to help strangers?
- Read-> Main Ideas, Details => the main ideas of the article in 4~5 sentences/80 words
- What do you think B-1=> What do you think has more influence on our decision to help others, the presence of others, human nature or learning?
5~8 sentences in response including an example or two.