牛津高中英语模块八unit1Word_power_图文

Unit 1 The written word

Word power

Brainstorming
1. Are you interested in books? 2. What kind of books are you particularly fond of ? 3. How many categories of literature

can you name?

poetry

drama

novel

short story

biography

autobiography

Vocabulary learning
1. Read the article in part A and find
out all the types of literature mentioned

in the text. 2. Read Part A again and fill in the chart
below.

Category of literature

Description

? has a repeated rhythm poetry ? focuses on feelings Fiction drama ? tells a story through action and speech ? performed on stage

short story Fiction novel
(science fiction

★a

few characters



a simple plot ★ a long work
★ ★

many characters a complex plot

/ romance)

Description news article ◆reports of recent event (news story) ◆in a TV/radio/ Nonnewspaper fiction biography ◆describes the life of a person autobiography ◆describes the author’s own life

Category of literature

Do you know who they are? What

works did they write?

约翰·济慈

威廉·莎士比亚

Katherine Mansfield

1988-1923

凯瑟琳·曼斯菲尔德

狄更斯

Match the names and profession:

John Keats
Shakespeare Charles Dickens

short story writer
playwright

poet
novelist

Katherine

Match the names and works: William Shakespeare Great Expectation Miss Brill

John Keats
Charles Dickens Katherine Mansfield

Romeo and Juliet
Ode to a Nightingale

Can you introduce the different categories of literature? Read the passage of Part C carefully. Fill in the blanks on page 7.

Keys: poetry 1. ____________ 2. _______________ novelists short story 4. _______________ 3. ____________ fantasy detective 5. ____________ 6. _______________ playwright 7. ______________________ news articles/news stories biographies 8. _______________

Read the clues and choose words
to complete the puzzle of Part D on page 7.

Poetry

John Kents: The Complete Poem

Short story The Country of the Blind and other Selected Stories Drama Novel King Lear Sense and Sensibility

请翻译以下文学方面的名词。 古典文学 1. classical literature ____________
现代文学 2. contemporary literature ________ 大众文学 3. popular literature _____________ 超短篇小说 4. short story ___________________ 中篇小说 5. medium-length novel __________

长篇小说 6. full-length novel _______________ 戏剧 喜剧 7. drama _____ 8. comedy _______ 悲剧 9. tragedy ______ 10. fable 寓言,神话 ________ 史诗 11. epic poetry _____________ 12. novelist (长篇)小说家 _______________ 诗人 剧作家 14. poet _____ 13. playwright _______ 新闻记者 15. news reporter / journalist _______

Homework
1. Retell the categories of literature. 2. Introduce to your classmates more literary works by various literary

figures.


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