Key: Don't worry about being short. Look for a special friend. Don't spend too much time alone. )
(4) And for Yang Mei?
Key: Have another talk with her cousin. Tell him the reason why she doesn't want to spend her vacation with him.
Step III. Detailed-reading
Read the answering letter again and find out the information of the following.
1) Which is the reply to Letter A and which is to Letter B?
Key: The one on Page 54 is the reply to Letter A; the other on Page 55 is the reply to Letter B.
2) How do you know about that? Say some key words.
Key: For A: new school, make fun of, short. For B; tell lies, spend your vacation. . .
3) Decide which is True and which is False.
a. Ken didn’t enjoy his new school at all because it was so small.
b. Ken asked Amy for advice on how to grow tall.
c. Yang Mei thought it wrong to tell lies.
d. Yang Mei loves her cousin so they were planning to spend part of the winter vacation together.
e. Amy's advice to Ken is that he should look for one special friend.
f. Amy told Yang Mei that she shouldn't ask her cousin home for the vacation.
Suggested answers: F F T F T T
Step IV Practice
invite, do, keep, get, use, grow, ask, make, become, think
1. Today the Great Wall ____ a place of interest not only to the Chinese people, but also to the people from all over the world.
2. They thought it important ____ a secret.
3. Our teachers ____ he could pass the examinations last term.
4. Recently he ____ the suggestion that they should talk with each other in English.
5. I don t think we know him well enough ____ him for advice.
6. I asked how she ____ on with her work.
7. He ____ to eat rice, but now he has been used to eating steamed bread.
8. He came in without ____.
9. All the seeds she had dropped ____ into trees.
10. Are you going ____ a washing today?
Step V Oral practice
1. Make a dialogue between Amy and her mother using what they have learnt. Begin like this: A for Amy, M for mother.
M: Have you written back to. . . ?
M: Did you give. . . some advice?
M: What’s your advice for. . . ?
2. Ask the students to discuss the following topics in groups of four. Write down the main points. Then ask one of the four to show their own opinions.
1) What will you do if you have a friend who has begun to tell lies?
2) Do you think whether to be thin or fat is important to people especially to young ladies?
3) What can we learn from the lesson?
3. Make up a new dialogue using “I thought. . . , but it wasn't.”
A: Where did you go for the weekend?
B: Well, I was going to the shop, but in fact I went to the free market.
A: What was it like?
B: I thought it would be very busy and crowded, but in fact it was quiet.
Step VI Homework
1. Exercises in the Wb.
2. Read the passages repeatedly and then recite one of them.