Exploring Chinese medicine
Please scan the text and find which of the following topics is not mentioned: history past uses current uses acce
ptance in the West benefits disadvantages
A:the development of Chinese acupuncture
stone or pottery needles make holes on swollen areas of the body metal needles put needles into the skin at certain points on the body
365 acupuncture points
about 2,000 acupuncture points
B: Answer the following questions: 1. What medical problems can acupuncture treat? 2. How does acupuncture reduce and relieve pain?
1. They think that the use of acupuncture began during the Stone Age when …or sharp-edged tools,…
sharp adj. 锋利的,尖的;突然的,急转弯的; 尖刻的,辛辣的;灵敏的,敏锐的. 1). 这把大剪刀不够快，剪不动草。 The shears aren’t sharp enough to cut the grass. a sharp drop in price 价格的聚降 a sharp turn to the left 向左急转
2). We were surprised by the sharp tone of her comments. 她尖锐的评论令我们吃惊． 3). The cheese is a little too sharp for me. 我觉得这干酪味道太重了．
a sharp sense of humor 很强的幽默感
2. …and a sword-like needle for letting liquid out of swollen parts. let sth. out 放出；泄露，透出；发出（叫 声）；出租；把（衣服）放大 别泄露我失业了，好吗？ Don’t let it out about my losing my job, will you? 他们决定以低租金把那些较小的办公室租 出去。 They decided to let out the smaller offices at low rents.
He accidentally _____ that he had quarrelled with his wife and that he hadn’t been home for a couple of weeks. A. let out B. took care C. made sure D. made out 解析：let sth. out 泄露，透漏（消息等）。 take care 小心（不能带宾语）。make sure确信，务必。make out 辨认出，理 解，了解。
3. Acupuncture involves putting stainless steel needles into the skin at certain points… point of view 观点 on the point of 正要…的时候 to the point 中肯，扼要；切中要害 There is not much/ no point (in) doing sth. 表示“做某事是没有用的或者是没有道理的”
1). 我们队获得了８０分． Our team scored 80 points. 2). 我不理解你的想法，这会儿这么做有什 么意义？ I don’t understand your point. What’s the point of doing this at this point? 3). 同他争辩是没有什么用的． There is very little point in arguing with him.
--- Shall we have a talk with her and try to persuade her not to see a movie tonight? --- There is no ____ talking to her. She never listens. A. good B. value C. point D. worth
4). Some people have also used acupuncture to treat addictions to cigarettes,… addiction n.（常与to 连用）成瘾，沉溺，入 迷 1). 他的酒瘾毁了他的一生． Her addiction to alcohol ruined her life. 2). 有些肥胖的问题是由于太爱吃糖和脂肪含 量高的事物引起的． Some weight problems are caused by an addiction to sugar and fat.
拓展：be / become addicted to addict oneself to 沉溺于，醉心于 ___ made him _____ to drugs? A. What do you think; addicting B. Do you think what; addicted C. What do you think; addicted D. Do you think what; addicting 解析：do you think 为插入语；be addicted to 沉溺于，即he was addicted to drugs.
Homework Do part D1 and D2 on page P113.
Introduction of the project:
You are going to research on Chinese medicine and report your findings to the class. 1. Planning 2. Preparing 3. Producing 4. Presenting
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