Unit 2 Reading Home alone
Have you ever had this kind of experience like it?
Things I like while my parents hate:
vities my parents like while I hate.
Chat on line
Study all the time
Comic books Pop stars
Attending classes in holidays
1. Do you want to stay with your parents at home? 2. What will happen if you parents are away and you are alone at home?
When the cat is away, the mice will play. 山中无老虎，猴子称大王。
---A play about two boys staying alone at home. What is a play ?
1.Who are the main characters in the play?
Eric, Daniel, Mom and Dad.
2.Why do the parents get angry?
The room was a mess./ There was trash all over.
3.What happened to their dog ,Spot?
Spot was ill.
Multiple choice 1.This passage is mainly about ________.
A. What Mom and Dad did after they returned from vacation.
B. What Daniel and Eric did at home. C. the reason why the dog was tired and hungry D. a big quarrel an American family had
2. Mom and Dad left Daniel in charge at home because ______.
A. he was an adult
B. he was the youngest
C. they liked him very much
D. they thought he could take good care of everything while they were away.
3. Which is NOT true according to the passage?
A. The children were very excited when their parents came back a day earlier than expected.
B. The children didn’t use the money for themselves. C. Daniel was left in charge at home while their parents were away.
D. Eric wanted to tell his parents why had happened, but Daniel said they didn’t need to.
4. The main reason for their quarrel is that ______. A. Daniel was too rude. B. Eric didn’t tell his parents what had happened C. the parents blamed Daniel without giving him a chance to explain D. Daniel and Eric didn’t behave well at home.
5. What do you think is the most reasonable end of the play? A. The parents punished Daniel and he respected them more than before.
B. After the parents had a long talk with the boys, they knew about the truth and said “sorry” to Daniel.
C. They didn’t mention the quarrel and didn’t trust Daniel.
D. Daniel knew he was wrong and said “sorry” to his parents.
Read Act One of the play carefully and fill in the form:
Back home from vocation------ excited ________
Mom and Dad Eric
angry Finding garbage all over the room-----________
Seeing Mom and Dad arrive home out of his expectation frightened ____________ -------- __________
angry __________by his parents-------________ Daniel Being distrusted
Read Act Two of the play carefully and fill in the form:
Feelings explain angry Daniel Having no chance to ________-------________ Eric Mom Comforting his brother ____________
Wanting to tell the truth hard regretful Being too _______on Daniel-------__________
angry forgive Daniel’s rude behavior------______ Hard to _______ stubborn punish Deciding to _______Daniel------__________
Dad: And look at this room-----garbage all over the place! Where is your brother? (shouting angrily) Daniel! Dad: (sounding very angry) Listen to me, young man-----we left you in charge! We thought you could act like an adult, but look at the mess! I don’t know why the house is so dirty…
Post --reading Discussion Suppose you were one of the two children, what would you do? Would you stay silent or offer an explanation to your parents?
If parents and children want to get on well with each other, they should… love
learn from each other
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