The Million Pound Bank Note
By Mark Twain
If a rich person gives you a large amount of money, what will you do with it?
d them on food
do some science research buy a big flat
Pre-reading Read the short passage quickly and fill in the chart. Real name
Meaning of his pen name Birth date
Place where he grew up His famous stories
Fill in the basic information about Mark Twain:
Samuel Langhorne Clemens The water is 2 fathoms deep. Nov. 30th, 1835 Florida Hannibal, Missouri
(along the Mississippi River)
Meaning of pen name
Birth date Birthplace Place where he grew up Famous stories
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
1835 — 1910
?The greatest humorist of the 19th century in American literature.
?His works are full of humor and satire(讽刺) and reflect the cruel society and selfish humanity(人性).
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Life on the Mississippi（密西西
His short stories
?Running for Governor（竞
?The Million Pound Bank Note
The story began
Task 1. Skim the text and find out: Genre (体裁)
A. narration(记叙文) B. an exposition(说明文) C. an argumentation (论说文） D. a drama(戏剧)
? ? ?
1) 2) 3) 4)
summer of 1903 Time The ________________ London Place _________ Characters(角色):
Roderick Henry Adams Oliver Servant
Skimming Main Characters：
Henry Adams :
a lost American businessman
in London Hero(男主角)?
“Roderick” and “Oliver” :
two old and wealthy brothers
Task 2:Choose the best answer 1. Where does Henry Adams come from?
A. England B. New York C. San Francisco D. France
2. What did the two brothers give to Henry? A. a check B. a letter C. a credit card D. a box 3. When can Henry open it? A. He can’t open it until 1 o’clock. B. He can’t open it until 2 o’clock. C. He can open it after 1:30. D. He can open it on 3 o’clock.
Read carefully and try to find more detailed information.
Detailed-reading (Task 3)
A month ago
sailing out of the bay. Henry was ______
Henry found himself _______ carried out to Towards nightfall sea by a strong wind. spotted by a ship. The next morning Henry was ________ Henry arrived in ________ England by Lastly working on the ship unpaid.
Now Just at that time To Henry’s surprise
lost in London and Henry was _______ does not know what to do.. Roderick called him and asked him step inside the house. to __________ Roderick gave Henry a letter _____ with money in it.
Detailed-reading (Task 4)
Put the events into the right order(次序): A Henry wandered in London streets. B About a month ago Henry Adams was sailing out of the bay. C The next morning he was found by a ship D Towards nightfall he found himself carried out to sea by a strong wind. E On the ship he earned his passage by working as an unpaid hand.
Detailed-reading (Task 5)
What do you think of Henry?
Think of some words to describe a person
1. Roderick: If you don’t mind, may I ask you how much money you have? Henry: Well, to be honest, I have none. ______ 2. Oliver: What luck! Brother, what luck! Henry: …If this is your idea of some kind of joke, I don’t think it’s very funny. _________ 3. Roderick: Not silly. There’s money in it. Henry: I don’t want your charity(施舍), I just want an honest job. _________ 4. Roderick: May we ask what you’re doing in this country and what your plans are? Henry: …I landed(登陆) in Britain by accident. _____
Post-reading (Task 6)
?What do you think will happen to Henry? ?Will the million pound bank-note help him or get him into trouble? Give a possible development to the story.
1.Try to analyze the personalities of Oliver and Roderick 2.Read the play fluently
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