Unit 3 Looking good, feeling good
Reading: Dying to be thin…
? Some people are overweight, some are a little fat, and some are slim. Find
why people are fat. Eating/drinking/sleeping too much.
Like father, like son.
Discuss ways of losing weight.
? ? ? ? going on a diet exercising in the gym receiving surgical treatment taking weight-loss pills
going on a diet
advantages disadvantages examples lose weight weak; tired;
exercising in the gym
advantages disadvantages examples fit; waste time; lose weight have to pay
receiving surgical treatment
advantages disadvantages examples lose weight waste money; weak
taking weight-loss pills
advantages disadvantages examples lose weight waste money; damage health
? Where does Amy come from? Canada. ? What kind of pills did Amy take? Weight-loss pills called Fat-less. ? What caused Amy’s liver to fall?
The weight-loss pills.
? ? ? ? ? C1 C2 D1 D2 E
1 According to Para 2 in the first e-mail, Amy is an actress, _____. A. who often exercises B. who wanted to lose some weight C. who became ill D. who ate little
2 Why did Amy decide to take weight-loss pills? A. She was overweight. B. She was having problems. C. Her clothes did not fit. D. She wanted to become slimmer.
3 At the hospital, the doctors told Amy she would ______. A. live for seven days B. have to donate her liver C. die without a new liver D. need her mother’s liver
4 Li Dong, a young Chinese, _____. A. saved Amy’s life by donating money to her B. saved Amy’s life by giving her part of his liver C. told Amy never to take weight-loss pills again D. once worked with Amy
5 Zhou Ling, Amy’s friend _____. A. did not want to read Amy’s e-mails B. was sorry to hear about Amy’s problems C. thinks Amy should lose weight D. thinks diets and weight-loss pills are necessary
6 According to Para 2 in the first e-mail, Amy is an actress, _____. A. an interesting one B. forgotten by her family C. like that of some people in China D. a problem only for actresses
Subject Dying to be thin Main point
In order to lose weight, Amy takes weight-loss pills and becomes slimmer and slimmer.
R E C O V E R I N G
Amy was recovering from liver failure thanks to Li Dong, who donated part of his liver to her.
R R E E : C O V E R I N G
Zhou Ling was sorry to hear about Amy’s problems and hoped that she as well as all the others who like to lose weight could value the importance of health.
1 them (L12) the weight-loss pills 2 that (L19) a harmful chemical 3 problems (L35) liver failure, the operation and being in hospital
your liver a stranger many people in China who are going on diets or taking weight-loss pills.
4 yours (L36) 5 who (L37) 6 they (L44)
1 work out 2 figure 3 priceless
c a body shape a b becoming well
again d c exercise d very valuable or b important f e ashamed
4 recovering 5 attractive
6embarrassed e f beautiful or pleasant to look at
(1) damage (2) two (3) failure (4) liver (5) actress (6) figure (7) pills (8) priceless
Suppose you are Amy’s best friend. What advice or suggestions would you give to Amy?
F (P45) Discussion
? Do you think pictures of film stars and models cause young people to worry about their looks? Why or why not? ? What do you think is the best way to keep healthy? Why?
? Read the whole text (1) to know what Amy had to stay slim and how she got recovered. (2) to learn some language usage
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