Module 6 Films and TV Programmes

2019-11-07 02:23:12 时代英语·高一 2019年6期


interest   vt.   使感兴趣

argue   vi.   争论

poster   n.   海报

thriller   n.   充满刺激的电影

comedy   n.   喜剧

sword   n.   剑

actress   n.   女演员

character   n.   角色;人物

ad   n.   广告

channel   n.   频道

plot   n.   情节

shark   n.   鲨鱼

section   n.   部分;节

female   adj.   女的;女性的

brave   adj.   勇敢的


come out   出现;出版

fall in love with   爱上;喜欢(表动作)

be in love with   爱上;喜欢(表状态)

play a part   扮演角色

to ones surprise   令某人吃惊的是

in surprise   吃惊地

care about   关心;顾虑;在乎

every now and then   有时;偶尔

leap through   跳跃


crouch   vi.   蹲;蹲伏

martial arts   n.   武术

master   n.   能手;擅长……的人

frequency   n.   频率

auxiliary verb   n.   助动词

corridor   n.   走廊;通道

quiz   n.   知识竞赛;智力游戏

intonation   n.   语调

exclamation   n.   感叹;感叹语

subtitle   n.   字幕

trilogy   n.   三部曲;三部剧

dinosaur   n.   恐龙

terrestrial   adj.   地球上的

smooth   adj.   平整的;平稳的;平滑的

romantic   adj.   浪漫的;爱情的

副词和副词短语(Adverbs and adverbial phrases)

1. 常作时间副词的有:ago,already,before,early,immediately,lately,now,recently,then,today,tonight,tomorrow,yesterday,at once,before long,for long,in no time,in the morning,since then,till now等。表示确切时间的时间副词一般放在句尾,有时也放在句首。例如:After the high wind,he cleaned his yard immediately.

2. 常作地点副词的有:here,there,everywhere,anywhere,in,out,inside,outside,above,below,down,back,forward,home,upstairs,downstairs,across,along,around,near,off,past,up,away,on,along,abroad,over,in the west,between the houses等,通常放在句尾,也可放在句首,一般不用于句中。例如:

I found a squirrel in the forest last weekend.

3. 常作频度副词的有:often,always,usually,next,last,generally,frequently,seldom,ever,never,soon,too,hardly,shortly,sometimes,rarely,occasionally,from time to time,every two days,every now and then等。频度副词通常放在所修饰动词的前面;如果句中有be动词、情态动词或助动词,则通常要放在这些动词的后面。例如:

You should always be careful about your behaviour.


1. interest  vt.  使感兴趣

(1)interest sb/oneself in sth  使感兴趣;使忙于

Politics doesnt interest me.


She has always interested herself in her work.


(2)interest sb to do sth  使某人有兴趣做某事

It may interest you to know that Jimmy didnt leave here.


(1)be interested in sth/sb  对某事 / 人感兴趣

Im very interested in history.


(2)be interested in doing sth  有兴趣做某事

Anyone who is interested in joining the club should contact us at the address below.


(3)be interested to do sth  对做某事有兴趣

We would be interested to hear your views on this subject.


2. argue  vi.  争论;争吵

My sisters are always arguing.


(1)argue with sb (about/over sth)  (因某事)与某人争吵

We are always arguing with each other about money.


Dont argue with me—just do it.


(2)argue sb into/out of doing sth  说服某人做 / 不做某事

They want to argue me into supporting their plans.


My wife tried to argue me out of smoking.


(3)argue for/against (doing) sth  据理力争 / 反对(做)某事

They argued for the right to work.


(4)argue with sth 不承认(通常用于否定句)

Hes a really successful man—you cant argue with that.


argument  n.  争吵;辩论;论据;理由

arguable  adj.  可论证的;有论据的;无把握的

argumentative  adj.  好争论的;爱辩论的

3. character  n.  角色;人物;性格;品质

They are the two main characters in the play.


Its a good story, but I find some of the characters rather unconvincing.


They look alike but have very different characters.


This lady is a nice woman of great character.


in character/out of character  符合 / 不符合某人的性格

in character with sth  與……风格相同

have a strong/weak character  个性强 / 不强

4. brave  adj.  勇敢的

I wasnt brave enough to tell her the truth.


lf you are not brave, youll lose your last chance.


brave new  新颖的;崭新的

put on a brave face/put a brave face on sth  强装自信快乐;佯装满不在乎

brave  vt.  勇敢面對;冒(风险);经受(磨难)

He didnt feel up to braving the journalists at the airport.


the brave  勇敢的人

America—the land of the free and the home of the brave.


5. be/fall in love with  爱上;喜欢

Anna was in love with this man.


They fell in love with each other and got married at last.


(just) for love/ (just) for the love of sth  出于爱好;不收报酬;无偿

for the love of God  看在上帝的分上

6. to ones surprise/to the surprise of sb  令某人吃惊的是

To everyones surprise, Jim passed the exam at last.


To the surprise of the young couple, they found their car missing.


比较:in surprise和to ones surprise的区别

in surprise意为“惊奇地”,常位于动词之后,作状语,表示方式;to ones surprise或to the surprise of sb意为“使某人吃惊的是”,常位于句首,作状语,表示行为的结果。

David turned around and looked at me in surprise.


Much to my surprise, she failed in the examination.


7. come out  出现;出版

The rain stopped and the sun came out.


When does her new novel come out?


8. play a part  扮演角色;发挥作用

Lucy played a minor part in the new movie.


The media played an important part in the last election.


9. care about  关心;顾虑;在乎

She cares deeply about environmental issues.


He genuinely cares about his employees.


care for sb  照顾、照料(病、老、幼者);


She moved back home to care for her elderly parents.


He cared for her more than she realized.


10. every now and then (again)  有时;偶尔

Every now and then he regretted his decision.


We see each other every now and then.


11. at the age of  在……岁时

He left school at the age of 18.  他在18岁时辍学了。

for ages  很长时间

at an early age  幼年

under age  未到法定年龄

over the age of  ……岁以上

be/act your age  行为和年龄相称;举止不再孩子气




A bicycle may be seen by most people as just another vehicle, but for many Londoners, cycling is a way of life. According to an official UK government survey in 2018, about 570,000 bike journeys are made every day in London. In fact, almost half of the vehicles that pass over London Bridge each day are bikes.

London introduced a public bike-sharing system in 2010. “There can be no doubt that our trusty bicycles have changed the way people get around our great city,” Johnson told the Guardian in 2018.

In London, bikes are used for more than just taking short trips to and from the subway. No matter where you want to go in the city, taking a bike is usually the quickest and easiest choice.

And its not just shared bikes that the government is encouraging people to ride. In many companies across the UK, the UK governments Cycle to Work scheme allows employees to buy a brand new bike without having to pay any tax (稅). This means that its common to see many people cycling to and from work, and some employers even provide workplace showers and lockers for their workers. More importantly, a cycle-friendly boss may let you off for being late if you rode a bike to work.

Not only is it great for the environment and our body, cycling is also good for the mind. According to National Geographic Magazine, “Bike riding can improve peoples happiness.”

1. How does the author show the popularity of cycling in London?

A. By making comparisons.

B. By giving examples.

C. By using numbers.

D. By presenting famous sayings.

2. What is Johnsons attitude toward the bike-sharing system in London?

A. Supportive. B. Doubtful.

C. Disappointed. D. Uninterested.

3. What can employees get from the government under the “Cycle to Work” scheme?

A. Free bike-sharing services.

B. A tax-free bike.

C. Shorter working hours.

D. Workplace showers and lockers.

4. Whats the text mainly about?

A. Cycling as a healthy way of life.

B. Londons public bike-sharing system.

C. Why Londoners are encouraged to ride bikes.

D. How cycling has become popular in London.


About twenty of us had been fortunate enough to receive invitations to a film?studio (影棚) to take part in a crowd scene. Although our “act” would last only for a short time, we could see quite a number of interesting things.

We all stood at the far end of the studio as workmen prepared the scene, setting up trees at the edge of a winding path. Very soon, bright lights were turned on and the big movie? camera was wheeled into position. The director shouted something to the camera operator and then went to speak to the two famous actors nearby. Since it was hot in the studio, it came as a surprise to us to see one of the actors put on a heavy overcoat and start walking along the path. A big fan began blowing tiny white feathers down on him, and soon the trees were covered in “snow”. Two more fans were turned on, and a “strong wind” blew through the trees. The picture looked so real that it made us feel cold.

The next scene was a complete contrast (對比). The way it was filmed was quite unusual. Pictures taken on an island in the Pacific were shown on a glass screen. An actor and an actress stood in front of the scene so that they looked as if they were at the waters edge on an island. By a simple trick like this, palm trees, sandy beaches, and blue, clear skies had been brought into the studio!

Since it was our turn next, we were left wondering what scene would be prepared for us. For a full three minutes in our lives we would be experiencing the excitement of being film “stars”!

5. What did the author probably work as in the filmstudio?

A. A cameraman.

B. A film director.

C. A crowd scene actor.

D. A workman for scene setting.

6. What made the author feel cold?

A. The heavy snow. B. The man-made scene.

C. The stormy weather. D. The strong wind.

7. What would come about in the “three minutes” mentioned in the last paragraph?

A. A new scene would be filmed.

B. More stars would act in the film.

C. The next scene would be prepared.

D. The author would act as a film star.



Several years of school led to the very important day—my first trip to college! And it was on that day that I learned one of my lifes most  lessons.

As we drove to college, my mother asked, “Sam, do you have any gum?” She  chewed (咀嚼) gum! I was driving, so I told her to  herself to the gum in my bag. My surprise  when she found the gum and said, “Oh, honey, this is my  gum. Even when I was a child, I always loved this gum.” Then I was really . How was it possible that this woman who raised me enjoyed such a(n)  pleasure in life, yet I had no idea of it? “Mom, how did I not  that you chewed gum?”

I remember whenever we went anywhere as a  when I was a child, Dad would always stop by a  and buy three Cokes from it, one to  with Mom, one for the three girls, and the  one for us three brothers.  these, Dad always bought a pack of , and it was the very flavor (味道) that my mother had just taken from my bag.

Hearing my question, my mother just  and said, “Honey, the  had only seven sticks.” It was at that exact moment that I realized she had made a  all those years. Shed given each of us children a stick and then one to Dad—seven sticks gone and the pack empty,  none for herself.

I  then that, while my mother made huge sacrifices (犧牲) for us, she also made a million  ones that went unnoticed.

1. A. interesting B. important C. difficult D. different

2. A. never B. sometimes C. always D. once

3. A. show B. help C. remove D. invite

4. A. stopped B. changed C. continued D. appeared

5. A. favorite B. necessary C. secret D. old

6. A. satisfied B. moved C. frightened D. shocked

7. A. great B. beautiful C. unusual D. simple

8. A. understand B. explain C. know D. tell

9. A. team B. pair C. family D. class

10. A. shop B. street C. hotel D. school

11. A. play B. share C. watch D. keep

12. A. cold B. full C. last D. small

13. A. Instead B. Without C. Before D. Besides

14. A. chocolate B. pens C. flowers D. gum

15. A. smiled B. shouted C. screamed D. cried

16. A. bag B. pack C. store D. flavor

17. A. choice B. suggestion C. problem D. promise

18. A. having B. giving C. leaving D. buying

19. A. imagined B. replied C. doubted D. realized

20. A. easy B. small C. awful D. huge


One day, about ten years ago, while working at the cash register in the gift shop at my University Museum of Natural History, I saw  elderly couple come in with a little girl in a wheelchair. As I looked closely at this girl, I found that she  (fix) on her chair. I then realized she had no arms or legs, just a head, a neck and upper body  (dress) in a little white skirt. As the couple wheeled her up to me, I turned my head toward the girl. When I took the money from her grandparents, I looked back at the girl, who was giving me the most optimistic,  (large) smile I had ever seen. All of a sudden, all I saw was this beautiful girl whose smile just melted me and gave me a completely new sense of  life is all about. She took me from a poor,  (happy) college student and brought me  her world; a world of smiles, love and  (warm). Im a  (succeed) business man now and whenever I think about the troubles of the world, I think about that little girl and the remarkable lesson about life that she  (teach) me.

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6.                  7.                  8.                  9.                  10.




Could we, not superman, lead a superheroic life? I believe we could do it in some easy steps!

Activate (激活) our super powers.

Superheroes are all good at different things. Some are really fast, some can see things others cant, and some can move things with their minds. Also we all have special talents and passions. We just have to know what they are and develop them.

Try this: List several things youre especially good at—well say these are your core super powers. Next, write down what makes each of your core super powers special: why its valuable to you and others. Last, remember your super powers and look for chances to use them and improve them.

Get a sidekick or two.

Superheroes are out there all day, fighting the good fight. And whos there to help? Every superhero has teamed up with someone else to defeat some enemies they couldnt deal with alone.

We need a support team: one or more who can be trusted and will help us when necessary. Our team members should bring different views and all kinds of super powers. But we must choose wisely.

Be brave and bold.

Does it take more courage to venture down a dark road or to face a life of no ventures at all? Both can be pretty scary. We should be brave and bold just as some successful person said, “Have the courage to follow your heart. ”

Live the code.

Superheroes die to protect others. They dont cheat, lie or steal. Theyre good role models, and they do the right things even when nobody is watching.

Though nobodys perfect, yet we should learn from superheroes and struggle not to disobey the superhero code. Turn a friend down who trusts me? Of course I wont.

1. Both superheroes and humans ___ .

A. are very clever and helpful

B. have their own strong points

C. know how to be clever and brave

D. try to remove their own weak points

2. The underlined word “sidekick” in the text refers to a person who ___ .

A. is more talented than you

B. is ready to help you anytime

C. has super powers to fight you

D. tries to watch you all the time

3. What is the superhero code?

A. To try to be a perfect person.

B. To behave with right principles.

C. To be willing to lose everything for others.

D. To satisfy the needs of the friends you trust.

4. What is the text mainly about?

A. What a superhero should be like.

B. How we can become a superhero.

C. How we can live like a superhero.

D. Why we should learn from a superhero.


You are watching a film in which two men are having a fight. They hit one another hard. At the start they only fight with their fists. But soon they begin hitting one another over the heads with chairs. And so it goes on until one of the men crashes through a window and falls thirty feet to the ground below. He is dead!

Of course he isnt really dead. With any luck he isnt even hurt. Why? Because the men who fall out of high windows or jump from fast moving trains, who crash cars or even catch fire, are professional. They do this for a living. These men are called stuntmen (特技表演者).

There are two sides to their work. They actually do most of the things you see on the screen. For example, they fall from a high building. However, they do not fall onto hard ground but onto empty cardboard boxes covered with a mattress (床墊). Again, when they hit one another with chairs, the chairs are made of soft wood and when they crash through windows, the glass is made of sugar.

But although their work depends on tricks of this sort, it also requires a high degree of skill and training. Often a stuntmans success depends on careful timing. For example, he has to jump out of the way of the explosion (爆炸) just at the right moment.

Naturally stuntmen are well paid for their work, but their lives are always dangerous. They often get seriously injured, and sometimes killed.

5. Stuntmen are those who often ___ .

A. dress up as actors

B. prefer to lead dangerous lives

C. fight against each other for a living

D. perform seemingly dangerous actions

6. How do stuntmen earn their living?

A. By playing their dirty tricks.

B. By selling their special skills.

C. By crashing through windows.

D. By jumping from fast moving trains.

7. Doing the job of falling from a high building, a stuntman ___ .

A. uses no tricks

B. needs no protection

C. is generally quite safe

D. will be covered with a mattress

8. What is the most important for a successful stuntman?

A. Being fast. B. Being brave.

C. Being exact. D. Being strong.



You dont need to travel far away to write a travel diary. Your writing can start with a family vacation or a weekend get away.

1        Your trip journal can begin before your trip has started. It can be a cool restaurant where you want to eat, a hike you want to go on or different sights you want to see.

Write about what you imagine it will be. Sometimes when you travel, your destination is wildly different from what you expected. Maybe you expected the local food to be bad and it turned out to be delicious.        2        Whatever, try to write it down before you arrive. It will be interesting to compare these predictions to what you have actually experienced.

3        It is always easier to remember things when they are fresh in your brain, but it may be diluted (淡化) with time going by. So try to write as much as you can during traveling every day if you can. Your journals dont have to be long, but letting them express your feelings is the most important or exciting.

Add pictures to your journal.        4        Combining pictures with your first-hand accounts of what they represent, or what happened when they were taken, will make for a better travel journal.

Write about your trip after you leave.        5        You can have a new understanding.  And this is also a great way to learn about yourself and other people who you have traveled with.

A. Ask your parents for help.

B. Get prepared for your travel journal.

C. Pictures are worth a thousand words.

D. It is important to reflect on your travels.

E. Write as much as you can during your trip.

F. Use your journal to plan your trip properly.

G. Maybe you imagined the town to be smaller than it

actually is.

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14-year-old Madison De La Garza was passionate about mental health. In her school, she    1    there was quite a bit of misunderstanding about what it is and how it    2    affects people. She thought nobody could be    3    than the students themselves to start this conversation. She decided to begin with what she    4   —depression (抑郁) something she had experienced herself. She wanted to make people    5    that this is not something they can just get over. She    6    a screenplay (劇本) describing “depression” as a bad-seed friend who wont go away and took her idea to her teacher Melonie Magruder, who really    7    it. Melonie supported her a lot. Therefore, Madison became more    8   .

Madison    9    up with Logan Binstock, who directed the film, Alexis Lombardi, who starred in the film, and some other

10    who gladly joined in them. They    11    their nights and weekends to make this    12    film. “At the time, up to 20% of our student population    13    from mental illness,” says Melonie. “And most students dont go to ask for    14   .” The students set up a GoFundMe page,    15    $7,000 and made the whole film in a weekend.

The 20-minute film, The lmbalancing Act, was first    16    on

at a movie theater in L.A. on May 8, 2017, and was uploaded to YouTube the next day. It was a great    17   , attracting praise not only from organizations like the National Alliance on Mental Illness, but also from struggling    18    people all over the world.

“Weve had comments from teens in Brazil who dont speak English, but they all    19    the film,” says Madison. “One girl wrote to us on social media that she    20    understood the main character, and she checked into a hospital for treatment and got the help she needed.”

1. A. noticed B. reported C. explained D. feared

2. A. hardly B. mistakenly C. badly D. suddenly

3. A. wiser B. fresher C. easier D. better

4. A. showed B. remembered C. knew D. studied

5. A. imagine B. realize C. prove D. agree

6. A. read B. bought C. introduced D. wrote

7. A. loved B. doubted C. needed D. refused

8. A. confident B. disappointed C. stressful D. proud

9. A. took B. teamed C. kept D. broke

10. A. stars B. students C. workers D. teachers

11. A. spent B. gave up C. waited for D. enjoyed

12. A. complex B. interesting C. encouraging D. sad

13. A. learnt B. heard C. escaped D. suffered

14. A. experience B. information C. help D. trouble

15. A. saved B. raised C. borrowed D. offered

16. A. kept B. put C. passed D. turned

17. A. mistake B. chance C. challenge D. success

18. A. nervous B. old C. young D. weak

19. A. afford B. understand C. admit D. record

20. A. completely B. necessarily C. gradually D. poorly



Of the several films Hirokazu has made about childhood and children, this one is the most modest, but no less pleasing for its delicate style and small setting. I Wish was originally called Miracle, and the change is for the better. The two-word title makes you want to know whos wishing for what, while the single word sounds plain and self-praising. This wise and funny film works small miracles in describing such a moment when kids turn from the wishfulness of childhood into shaping the world for themselves.

The sweetly reflective hero, a sixth-grader named Koichi, starts out by wishing for a volcano to erupt (喷发). Not just any volcano, but the one that towers above his town, smoking heavily and giving off ash. An eruption would lead to a withdrawing, which would lead, at least in his mind, to a reunion with his father and kid brother, whove been living in Hakata while Koichi lives with his mother and retired grandparents in Kagoshima. The volcano, knowing nothing of this, refuses to erupt, but Koichi hears of another approach to realizing the desired miracle.

One of the pleasures of I Wish is watching how kids behave—how Koichi attacks his dinner, for example. Another pleasure is rediscovering how kids think. These kids can be logical and ever so tricky. But childrens thought processes can also be fancy. A boy wishes he could play baseball like one of the baseball stars, who eats curry for breakfast; so he, too, starts eating curry for breakfast, instead of practicing on the field. Another boy tries to wish his dead dog, Marble, back to life. And what does Koichi finally wish for? I wish youd see this delightful film to find out.

1. Why has the films name been changed from Miracle to I Wish?

A. The latter is plain and self-praising.

B. The former is hard for audience to remember.

C. The latter is easier to interest audience.

D. The former isnt related to the content of the film.

2. Koichi wishes the volcano to erupt so that he can ___ .

A. enjoy the wonderful scene of a volcano

B. help those who suffer from the eruption

C. get together with his family members

D. work miracles during the disaster

3. What can we learn about the film I Wish?

A. It is a film set in a volcano eruption.

B. It is a serious science fiction movie.

C. It shows a lively and thoughtful world of children.

D. It shows audience some tricky and unreal thoughts.

4. What is the authors purpose in writing the text?

A. To recommend a film.

B. To make a review on a film.

C. To share pleasures of watching a film.

D. To discuss kids behavior and thoughts.


Most people think that making a film is exciting.  Earlier this year, I worked in a new film. It was about a bomb threat on a big British ship. Two hundred people were needed to act as the passengers in the film. I was one of them.

These were necessary because we would spend the whole 16 days sailing in bad weather.

Then the day came and we sailed out of Dover. There were the film crew, the director, the actors and actresses including Brinksley Meers, who acted the leading role, and us—200 amateur (业余的) extras.

Some wanted to meet Brinksley Meers in person. Others were curious to see how a film was made. A housewife with her three children came for free holiday and a bit of adventure.

During the voyage, a lot of people were very seasick.  We often worked all day on one scene, performing it again and again under the hot lights. In the evenings, there were drinks in the bar, but most people were so tired that they went to bed early.

When the ship finally returned to port, most people had enjoyed the trip, but were also so tired that they at least needed a weeks holiday.

A. They were very tired.

B. I could be a popular film star.

C. People came for different purposes.

D. In fact, sometimes it is but sometimes it isnt.

E. Although the work was very interesting, it was also very hard.

F. Before we left, we were wanted to bring some warm clothes.

G. The next day often began at 6:30 in the morning, sometimes with breakfast being filmed.

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1. The soldier killed his enemy with a(n) ____ .

2. Zhou Xun is one of the most talented ____ in China.

3. Zhou Xingchis ____ are popular among the students.

4. Doras room is full of the ____ of her favourite pop stars.

5. The book is well organized in terms of ____ .

6. If you go on ____ , Ill turn you out of doors.

7. Football is a game which ____ me a lot.

8. He is one of the main ____ in the new film.

9. This ____ of the road is still closed, so we have to go around.

10. Do the women doctors here get the same pay as their ____ colleagues?


1. 一部新汉英词典即将问世。(come out)

2. 这是一部如此感人的电影,以至于许多人最后都哭了。

(such... that...)

3. 我们已经相爱七年了。(be in love with)

4. 令我们惊讶的是,她最后成了一名老师。(to ones surprise)

5. 去年簡在一部电影里扮演了一位歌手。(play a part)


In recent years, college students find it increasing difficult to get a job. It may sounds strange since young college students are usually intelligent and well-educated. There are several reason for this. Firstly, college students aimed too high nowadays. All they want are good jobs which could offer to high payment and comfortable work conditions. Secondly, some companies think some students majors at college cannot meet our needs. The solution to the problem requires efforts of both the society or the students. The companies should value the students while latter should face their weak points so as to improving themselves and become more skilled.









参考词汇:原著 original work/book in the original

Film or Book, Which Do You Prefer?

Some of us think that it is better to see the film than to read the book in the original.