[00:00.00]沪江网 CHAPTER ONE
[00:09.20]A letter from a pen-friend
[00:13.92] Middle Street Walker Newcastle upon Tyne
[00:19.10] NE6 4BY
[00:25.89]Hi!I saw your name and address in"Pen-friends" magazine
[00:31.95]And I would like to be your pen-friend.
[00:36.21]First,I will tell you some things about myself.
[00:41.56]My name is Sidney Li Pei-chun.
[00:46.11]I"m fourteen years old.
[00:49.63]I"m about five feet tall.
[00:53.19]I have short black hair and brown eyes.
[00:57.63]My favourite hobby is playing computer games.
[01:02.17]I also enjoy playing chess.
[01:05.93]I live with my parents.
[01:07.97]They came to England about 30 years ago.
[01:12.12]They came from Hong Kong,but I have never been there.
[01:16.85]Now my parents own a Chinese restaurant in Newcastle.
[01:21.68]We live in a small house near our restaurant.
[01:25.92]I was born in Newcastle in 1986.
[01:31.06]I can speak Chinese,but I cannot write it very well.
[01:36.94]I have a brother called Edwin.
[01:40.60]He is 23.
[01:43.65]He works as an architect,in London.
[01:47.81]I"m in Form One at Walker School.
[01:51.93]It is near my house,and so I can walk to school.
[01:58.47]I like my school because the teachers are very friendly.
[02:05.73]My school has many sports fields.
[02:11.16]I am keen on sports.
[02:15.00]I enjoy playing rugby and badminton in the winter,and tennis in the summer.
[02:24.95]My best subject at school is physics.
[02:30.62]My ambition is to be an engineer.
[02:35.98]I enclose a photo of myself and some school friends.
[02:43.42]I am in the middle.
[02:46.90]I hope you will write to me soon,May,and tell me all about yourself
[02:54.76]Best wishes Sidney
[03:04.71]Completing a table of information
[03:09.28]Listen to the recording.
[03:12.94]Sidney and his friend Mary are playing a game.
[03:19.18]Sidney is describing four friends.
[03:24.64]Mary must guess who they are.
[03:29.19]Listen and complete the table for Mary.
[03:34.44]Right, number one.
[03:38.80]Mary:Is it a boy ora girl?Mary:Is it a boy ora girl?
[03:43.84]Sidney:It"s a boy.
[03:46.80]Mary:What colour is his hair?
[03:54.71]Mary:How long is his hair?
[03:59.44]Sidney:It"s not long,he has short hair.
[04:05.29]Mary:What colour are his eyes?
[04:13.49]Mary:How tall is he?
[04:17.93]Sidney:He"s 4 feet 6 inches.
[04:23.81]Mary:Where was he born?
[04:27.86]Sidney:He was born in Hong Kong.
[04:32.90]Mary:What is his favourite sport?
[04:38.65]Sidney:Football.Now number two
[04:44.24]Mary:Is it a boy or a girl?
[04:49.57]Sidney:It"s a girl.
[04:52.49]Mary:What colour is her hair?
[05:00.90]Mary:How long is her hair?
[05:05.87]Sidney:It"s very long.
[05:09.52]Mary:What colour are her eyes?
[05:18.15]Mary:How tall is she?
[05:21.99]Sidney:She"s 4 feet 5 inches.
[05:26.66]Mary:Where was she born?
[05:31.21]Sidney:She was born in England.
[05:36.48]Mary:What is her favourite sport?
[05:41.94]Sidney:Hockey.Now number 3
[05:46.80]Mary:Is it a boy or a girl?
[05:52.16]Sidney:It"s a girl.
[05:54.90]Mary:What colour is her hair?
[05:59.26]Mary:How long is her hair?
[06:03.62]Sidney:She has short hair.
[06:08.07]Mary:What colour are her eyes?
[06:15.88]Mary:How tall is she?
[06:19.95]Sidney:She"s 4 feet 3 inches.
[06:26.90]Mary:Where was she born?
[06:30.74]Sidney:She was born in England.
[06:35.57]Mary:What is her favourite sport?
[06:43.38]Now number 4 the last one.
[06:48.56]Mary:Right,is it a boy or a girl?
[06:54.72]Sidney:It"s a boy.
[06:57.67]Mary:What colour is his hair?
[07:02.82]Sidney:He has blond hair.
[07:07.47]Mary:How long is his hair?
[07:12.04]Sidney:It"s not long.
[07:15.38] He has short hair.
[07:19.46]Mary:What colour are his eyes?
[07:27.16]Mary:How tall is he?
[07:31.00]Sidney:4 feet 7 inches.
[07:35.86]Mary:Where was he born?
[07:39.81]Sidney:He was born in Hong Kong.
[07:44.77]Mary:What"s his favourite sport?
[07:54.54]Pages 11 and 12
[07:59.29]A Talk time
[08:03.84]Questions and answers
[08:07.60]When we ask questions starting with what,where,when,how old or how many,
[08:18.86]We let our voices fall at the end.
[08:24.32]When we answer these questions,
[08:28.40]We usually let our voices fall at the end,too.
[08:38.61]1 What"s his name?David.
[08:44.07]2 Where does he live? I don"t know.
[08:49.53]3 When was he born?
[08:53.79] In nineteen seventy-nine.
[08:57.84]4 How old is he? Thirteen.
[09:03.87]5 How many brothers has he got? Three.
[09:14.08]Sometimes we make our voices rise at the end of sentences.
[09:21.95]We do this to express surprise,and sometimes other feelings such as happiness
[09:36.42]1 He plays tennis. Tennis!
[09:42.77]2 His house has a garden. A garden!
[09:49.74]3 His birthday is tomorrow. So is mine!
[09:56.87]4 His eyes are brown. Brown!
[10:07.16]MAY:Hello,what"s your name?
[10:13.83]MAY:Mine is May.
[10:16.99] Where do you live?
[10:19.94]BOB:I live in London.
[10:22.79]MAY:How old are you?
[10:28.79]MAY:When"s your birthday?
[10:31.95]BOB:The tenth of September.
[10:35.92]MAY:(surprised) That"s today!
[10:38.98] Happy birthday,Bob.
[10:45.36]MORE PRACTICE B
[10:49.22]Jackie Chan came into this world in 1954,
[10:54.18]The son of a poor couple who went to Hong Kong from Shandong,China.
[11:00.74]When he was born,his parents did not have enough money to pay the hospital.
[11:06.91]They almost had to ask a doctor to adopt him.
[11:11.58]But the good omen of his birth
[11:15.24]An only child born in the year of the Horse was destined to change his fortune
[11:22.19]His parents tried very hard to raise money for the hospital bill and took Jackie
[11:28.74],Their only child,home.
[11:31.98]They named him Chan Kong-sang,which means born in Hong Kong,
[11:38.51]To celebrate their safe arrival in Hong Kong.
[11:43.19]The family lived in the French Embassy
[11:46.85]Where Jackie"s father worked as a cook and his mother a housekeeper.
[11:52.59]Jackie disliked school and left after finishing Grade One.
[11:58.24]When Jackie was seven years old,
[12:01.89]His father went to Australia and worked as chief cook in the American Embassy
[12:08.14]to earn more money.
[12:11.19]Jackie"s life was destined to change greatly
[12:15.66]from the moment his father decided that the boy should learn some skills,
[12:21.41]And sent him to the China Drama Academy.