Module 3 Adventure in Literature and
Listening and Writing
Look at the poster for Master and Commander and decide what kind of film it is. Use the words in the box.
cartoon comedy historical adventure horror romantic science fiction
Now match the types of film in the box with the sentences.
1. This kind of film will make you laugh.
2. Children often enjoy watching this type of film.
3. This will probably frighten you. 4. This type of film usually takes
place in the future. 5. Love is the subject in this type
cartoon comedy historical adventure horror romantic science fiction
List the films mentioned in the conversation.
Master and Commander The Last Samurai Monsoon Wedding The Emperor and the Assassin
Listen and answer the questions.
1. Master and Commander 2. The Last Samurai 3. Monsoon Wedding 4. The Emperor and the Assassin
1. Which film is about an American soldier? 2 2. Which film is about a Chinese emperor? 4 3. Which film is about a British sailor? 1
4. Which film is a comedy? 3 5. Which film has a good review in the film guide?4 6. Which film doesn’t Bill think is a true story? 2 7. Which film doesn’t Billy feel in the mood for? 3 8. Which film do Billy and Vanessa decide to see? 4
Complete the table.
Indian Romantic Comedy
Chinese Historical Adventure
8 o’clock 9:15 8:10 7:30
Listen again and fill in the blanks.
(VAN= Vanessa; BIL=Billy)
VAN: What's the matter, Billy? You look _f_e_d _u_p_. BIL: I'm bored. I wanted to _g_o_ _o_u_t_, but it's raining. VAN: How about going to see _a_ _f_il_m_? We haven't been to the cinema for ages. BIL: What's on at the Multiscreen Mall? Anything _w__o_r_th_ _s_e_e_in_g__?
VAN: Yes, there are some good films on this evening. I bought the _fi_l_m_ _g_u_id_e_ this afternoon, it’s somewhere in my bag, _h_a_n_g _o_n__ a minute ... Here we are ... Mmm ... Master and Commander sounds interesting. It's on at eight o'clock. It's a h_i_s_to_r_i_c_a_l _a_d_v_e_n_tu__re_, it says. BIL: I know. I've read the book. It's about the captain of a British sailing
boat during _th_e_ _w_a_r_ with Napoleon. It sails half way across the world trying to catch a French ship. VAN: And does he catch it? BIL: _I_ _th_i_n_k_ _s_o_. But I don't want to see the film. VAN: Well, what about The Last Samurai at 9:15? BIL: That must be a _J_a_p_a_n_e_s_e_ film.
VAN: No, it’s an American film but it’s _s_et_ _in_ Japan. It’s another historical adventure. It says here that The Last Samurai was actually an _A_m__e_r_ic_a_n_ soldier who came to teach the Japanese to _u_s_e_ g_u__n_s_. Well he got caught by the Samurai and became a samurai warrior himself. It’s a true story, _a_p_p_a_r_e_n_t_l_y. BIL: I _d_o_n_’_t _b_e_l_ie_v_e_ it!
VAN: Then there’s an Indian film, Monsoon Wedding, at _8_:_1_0_. BIL: What’s that about? VAN: It’s about a family in Delhi who meet for a wedding party. It’s a ＿ro＿ma＿nt＿ic _co_m__e_d_y_. It’s won lots of prizes. BIL: Mmm. Another day perhaps. I don’t _fe_e_l_ _in__ t_h_e_ _m_o_o_d__ for weddings, even funny ones. You know me, I like good oldfashioned adventure. Is that everything?
VAN: No, there’s a Chinese film, The Emperor and the Assassin. BIL: Sounds like a _t_h_r_il_le_r_. VAN: Yes, it does. But the _r_e_v_ie_w_ here says historical adventure, like the first two. It’s the story of the _f_ir_s_t_ emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang. BIL: And who’s the _a_ss_a_s_s_in_?
VAN: I’m not sure. It doesn’t say here. But the review of the film is very ____p_o_s_i.tive BIL: Well, OK, let’s go and see The Emperor and the Assassin. I h_a_v_e_n_’_t _s_ee_n_ a Chinese film before. What time does it start? VAN: At half past seven. BIL: Right, we’d better __g_e_t _a_ _m__o_v_e_ on. Let’s _g_r_a_b _a__ b_i_t_e to eat and go.
Adventure in literature and the cinema
【话题分析】 文学著作以及影视作品的赏析是学生语 言和文化学习中的重要内容，而影评和 文学评论的写作也成为中学生必须掌握 的写作技能的一部分。该类文章的写作 内容一般包括故事的背景、故事内容、 反映的精神以及给读者的启示等。
【归纳记忆】 以下关于影（书）评的句子可供参考： 1. It is a wonderful film about the disasters, which shows the greatness of our Chinese people. 2. Romeo and Juliet is a world-famous story book, which is very popular among our middle school students as well. 3. 2012, the newly made film, is set in the last day of the world.
4. As far as I’m concerned, the film is well worth seeing again. 5. It tells about a brave and clever boy named Harry Potter, who is full of magical power to fight against the evil.
【写作任务】 《西游记》(Journey to the West)在中国可 谓家喻户晓，妇孺皆知。唐僧等师徒四 人冒险西行，经过艰难险阻，为大唐子 民取得真经(scripture)；尤其是勇敢坚强、 力战群妖的美猴王(Monkey King) 备受青 睐。请你写一篇100词左右的英语短文， 简单介绍故事的背景、人物、经 过、结局等，向外国朋友推荐这部著作， 帮助他们学习汉语，了解中国文化。
该题目属于文学著作评论，要求介绍 我国四大名著之一的《西游记》给外国读 者。根据提示要点，确定写作内容主要包 括：著作的介绍、人物描述、故事大意的 概括，当然也包括著作的赏析和评论，即 自己的观点和看法。
第二步：列提纲 1.《 西游记》在中国家喻户晓，妇孺皆知 （很受人们的欢迎）； 2. 它以中国古代的唐朝历史为背景，讲述了 唐僧等师徒四人西天取经的经历； 3. 他们历经艰难，但美猴王勇敢坚强，打败 了各种各样的妖怪，因此也最受欢迎； 4. 最后，他们为自己的国民取回了真经； 5. 故事有趣, 令人兴奋, 值得中外读者阅读； 6. 对于外国朋友来说，该书也有利于汉语学 习和对中国文化的了解。
第三步：优化句子 1. 《西游记》以中国古代的唐朝历史为背 景，在中国很受人们的欢迎。 【优化1】 Journey to the West is set in the
Tang Dynasty in ancient China and it is
very popular among Chinese people. 【优化2】 Journey to the West, which is set
in the Tang Dynasty in ancient China, is
very popular among Chinese people. 【优化3】 Journey to the West, a very
popular works among Chinese people, is set
in the Tang Dynasty in ancient China.
2. 他们历经艰难，但美猴王勇敢坚强，打败 了各种各样的妖怪。 【优化1】They experienced a lot on their
journey, but the brave and determined
Monkey King fought against all kinds of
ghosts. 【优化2】They had a lot of difficulties on
their journey, during which the brave and
determined Monkey King fought against all
kinds of ghosts. 【优化3】They met a lot of difficulties, but
the Monkey King was brave and determined
enough to fight against all kinds of ghosts and
3. 故事有趣，读来令人兴奋，很值得中外 读者阅读。 【优化1】It is an exciting and interesting
story that it is really worth reading for
people both at home and abroad. 【优化2】It is such an exciting and
interesting story that it is really worth
reading not only for Chinese but also for
foreigners. 【优化3】The story is so exciting and
interesting that it is really worth reading
not only for Chinese but also for foreigners.
【范例展示】 Journey to the West, a very popular
works among Chinese people, is set in the Tang Dynasty in ancient China. It tells about the adventurous experiences of Tangseng and his three companions. They made a long and hard journey westwards to get the scriptures. They met a lot of difficulties, but the Monkey King was brave and determined enough to fight against all kinds of ghosts and evils.
Therefore, he is liked best among the four fellows. In the end, they brought back the valuable scriptures for their people.
The story is so exciting and interesting that it is really worth reading not only for Chinese but also for people all over the world. What’s more, it can help foreigners to learn the Chinese language as well as its culture.
Write a passage about Red Sorghum according to the information in the table below.
作品名称 《红高粱家族》Red Sorghum
作者简介 莫言（因该作品1987年获奖并改编成电 影而闻名国内外）
作品内容 以中国人民的抗战为背景，描写了勤 劳、勇敢的中国人民抵抗日本侵略者的 故事；展示了中国农村人民的生活、劳 动场景。
作品特点 故事感人，语言精彩，深受国内外文学 爱好者喜爱。
【写作内容】 请你用英语写一篇短文，将该作品推 荐给中外读者。短文内容要包括： 1. 作品及作者简介； 2. 描述故事内容和作品特点； 3. 向中外读者推荐该作品。 【写作要求】 只能用5个句子表达全部内容。
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