2009年4月30日 星期四

Infectious vs. Infective

Dear all,

I'd like to remind you of the usage of "infectious" and "infective." Please notice that the frequency of "infectious" is higher than that of "infective."

adj 1: caused by infection or capable of causing infection; viruses
and other infective agents"; "a carrier remains
infective without himself showing signs of the
disease" [syn: infective]

2: easily spread; "fear is exceedlingly infectious; children
catch it from their elders"- Bertrand Russell [ant: noninfectious]

2009年4月29日 星期三

Care about Yourself and Care about the World!

Among the swine flu mysteries: Why only deaths in Mexico?


Take a look at your performance. Most of the teachers dislike late assignments because late assignments bring much trouble not only to them but also to you. Please notice the deadline of the assignments and be responsible for yourself.
PS. Let me know if there is something wrong with the record.

2009年4月26日 星期日

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2009年4月25日 星期六


1. interrupt 2. ancient 3. needle 4. insert 5. acupuncturist
6. patches 7.pinch 8. explained 9. infection 10. testify
11. disappeared 12. relieved 13. operation 14. correspond 15. chronic

1. B 2. C 3. D 4. B 5. A

1. X 2. in order 3. X 4. X 5. in order
6. X 7. X 8. in order

1. B 2. A 3. D 4. B 5. B 6. A 7. C 8. A
1 2 3 4 5 6
d f c e b a

1. Something was wrong with my stomach yesterday.
2. My mom took me to the acupuncturist.
3. He inserted the needles in my leg instead of my stomach.
4. He said there was an acupuncture point on my leg, which could change the flow of energy to my stomach.
5. Soon after, I really felt much better.

2009年4月22日 星期三

Your English grade

1. Notice your grade and give me your grade !!!

2009年4月21日 星期二



Here are the video files I have. Please let me know whether I miss anyone. In addition, take a look at the information below. Some of you video taped upside down; some have only sound, no vision. Please fix it.

2009年4月12日 星期日

Answers to Lessons 5 and 6

第五課 朋友
I. Vocabulary

Key: 1. calm 2. refine 3. wrinkled 4. separated 5. overcome
6. decay 7. renew 8. cherish 9. sorrows 10. mellow 11. triumph
12. independent 13. wipe 14. past 15. mad 16. supplies

II. Summary

Key: 1.share 2.cry 3.in 4.old 5.As 6..Make 7.keep 8.silver 9.gold

III. It’s powerful to use contrast in writing. Read the text again and find as many contrasts as possible.

Key: laugh at our jokes vs. wipe away our tears
find success vs. overcome failure
walk by our side vs. step aside
good times vs. bad times
someone who is always there vs. when we are miles away
those are silver vs. these are gold

IV. Rewrite the following sentences with the construction of V-ing, S+V.
1. Being hungry, I went to the kitchen to get something to eat.
2. Not finding anything in the fridge, I decided to have some honey in the
bottle on the highest shelf.
3. Not (being) tall enough, I stood on the chair to get it.
4. Seeing a jar of candies next to the honey, I changed my mind.
5. Wanting the candies, I pushed the bottle of honey aside.
6. Having pushed too hard, I fell off the chair.
7. Falling from the shelf, the bottle broke into pieces.
8. Not knowing what to do, I hid myself under the bed in the room.

V. Cloze
Key: 1. A 2. C 3. C 4. B 5. D 6. A 7. A 8. C 9. D 10. D
11. B 12. B 13. D 14. C 15. D

VI. Translation
1. someone who /overcome difficulties.
2. step aside /room to grow.
3. depend upon /in good times /bad times.
4. stand the test /time and change.
5. moved away /a shoulder to cry

第六課 餵飽未來的世界

I. Vocabulary and Derivatives
Keys:1. fought 2. wheat 3. picking 4. material 5. perfect 6. experiments 7. population 8. nearly 9. represent 10. technology 11. produces, products 12. genetically 13. Westerners 14. Failure 15. unnatural

II. Cloze:
Key: 1. B 2. C 3. A 4. D 5. B 6. D 7. D 8. A

III. Multiple Choice
Keys: 1. B 2. B 3. B 4. C 5. C 6. D 7. C 8. A 9. D 10. C

IV. Translation
1. for, against
2. feelings, against, including
3. differently, about
4. lost, to
5. live, through, climatic
6. The Golden Rice may/could/might be able to help some people from going blind.
7. Going on a diet is not the best answer to losing weight.
8. What are the advantages and disadvantages of this kind of teaching approach?
9. I didn’t mean to do you any harm.

V. Reading Comprehension

1.B 2.D 3.C 4.A 5.B

2009年4月8日 星期三

Assignments for This Week!

There are three assignments this week.

1. Small Talk via video taping.(Small Talk 錄影篇)
You do not have to write weekly diary this week. Instead, you have to video tape your small talk and send it to your group leader or Irene. If you do not have the equipment, you may make an appointment with me this Saturday and I will bring the V8 to help you finish the assignment. Or you may ask your classmates for help such as using your cell phone.

PS. The ones who participate in the Conversation Drama can hand in your small talk videotape to April 20

2. Preparing for the English competition. (準備競試)
The content of the English competition includes lessons 1 to 5 of High School English Readers and lessons 1 to 5 of Vocational High School Readers.

3. Studying the vocabulary of lesson 6 (背第六課生字).

4. Student Book. (習作)
Finish writing lesson 6 of the student book and bring it to school next Thursday. Of course, you have to check the answers in advance and bring your questions to school. I will put the answers to lessons 5 and 6 on the blog this weekend.

5. Read the sentences that all your classmates made by using corpus and especially find the neighboring words of the key words. (找搭配字)

Let me know if you have further questions.

2009年4月7日 星期二

group work

Group one
Group leader: Cig
Group members: ED NAS Dexter Kenny Peter Cig

1. ntatively at first and then growing more assured, sliding over her shoulders and her breasts... 2. With satin sliding over her unpropped breasts, she looked like an overgrown, dressed-up child.
3. His lips slid over her breasts,
4. His hand slid over her breast to sweep the curve of her narrow waist,
5. He leaned and kissed her, letting his hand slide over her breast

1. The gray battleship look had to go if we wanted to attract females and the college bound
2. Saved, calls a certain zone in the concentration camp dominated by survival instinct " gray. "
3. The tiny gray mouse variety among them
4. I was concerned about the looks of a gray workout machine in a room
5. If a color seems to have no gray in it

1. The war for gold medals is raging at the Beijing Olympics.
2. We're sitting on gold, hey guys, let's have a city-wide Arts Route expanded from the one 12 2008 ACAD AfricanArts the dreamlike, uplifting character of a fairy tale.
3. The City of Gold, is a place of limitless opportunity, " Where Pawns Become Queens, ".
4. This necklace is made of glass, lapis lazuli, and gold beads.
5. Shaw, Gold, and Wolffe (2007) reported that 29% of their Canadian participants with visual 58 2008 ACAD AmerIndianQ sincerely.

Group: two
Group leader: Jane
Group members: Momo Vinent Alice Dora Iris Alin Jane

Momo- wipe
1. I wanted to slap his face, to wipe forever the insolence and brutal glee from his mouth.
2. He didn't even bother to wipe himself off and he chopped part of Pa's door down before he stopped.
3. He was forced to wipe his eyes. You don't step on the flowers, do you?
4. If we left one we'd have to wipe it for fingerprints.
5. not only to wipe my brushes, but to mop up certain areas .

Vinent- step
1. The third time you step out, you face a full point penalty.
. As a first step, sherds of known origin from the two centres were analysed.
. The next step is to work out why you are still holding on to your old belief.
4. It is not a big step from here to the symbolic use of signals.
5. He opened the door, but he didn't step all the way through.

Alice- room
1. That's only a single room.
2. They smiled when she came into the room.
3. During the entire marriage the bride had remained in her darkened room.
4. Rainbow waits in a room full of children drinking juice from plastic cups, who study her in silence.
5. I stand in a five-pointed star position in the middle of the room while the dog handler runs his hands along my limbs.

Dora-s orrow
1. Who couldn't drink, drown her sorrows.
2. He expressed at once his sorrow for my father's death.
3. I shut my eyes, too full of sorrow to move.
4. It's not happiness but sorrow that I'm looking for.
5. It would have brought sorrow on sorrow.

Iris- aside
1. McQuaid brushed the criticism aside.
2. A marriage contracted by a person so insane at the time as not to appreciate the nature of the obligations of the married state may be set aside at the suit of either party.
3. Urquhart brushed her annoyance aside.
4. At the first opportunity he drew her aside.
5. She brushed the thought aside.

Alin- mellow
1. He gave me a bunch of mellow grapes.
2. Her voice sounded mellow.
3. I've seen him grow more mellow over the year.
4. The party got gloriously mellow.
5. Age mellowed him.

Jane- overcome
1. So a search began for ways of overcoming the difficulty.
2. Drugs and other aids for overcoming the difficulties of jet-lag.
3. To overcome this difficulty, colleges and public libraries have grouped together to form inter-library loan schemes.
4. How may it attempt to overcome these difficulties?
5. Chris himself overcame his own initial difficulties remarkably rapidly.

Group: three
Group leader: Annie
Group members: Ivy Claire Annie Winny Irene Belinda Tako Amy

Claire- playmates
1. As I was the only child, the animals were my playmates.
2. Without giving his playmates and relatives some.
3. She could not find any satisfactory playmates.
4. The other children, my playmates, meant little to me; so little that one day they all rose from the field and vanished, like angels.
5. Children not much younger than Rich arriving to be his nephews, nieces, playmates.

Annie- strife
1. His unemployment was the main reason for the strife in the family.
2. She projected a sort of calm, a lack of strife, and so he went over to join her.
3. We make a collective decision, together, for peace or for strife.
4. She was unhappy because of the family strife.
5. After a week of civil strife, the rebels captured Jerusalem.

Winny-by one's side
1. The little boy slept by her mother's side.
2. The boss was standing by her side.
3. The food that you want is by the table's side.
4. It is so dengerous that she is standing by the lion's side.
5. I will always stand by your side.

Irene- step aside
1. Would you mind stepping aside to let me pass?
2. Step aside, I'll handle this problem.
3. The whole, work as promised. They provided me with an opportunity to step aside and let students work much more independently than they usually do.
4. That the country would be lifted from recession should Neil Kinnock step aside in my favour counts for nothing.
5. He could step aside now without loss of face.

Belinda- move away
1. Please move away your stuff without making a mess of my room.
2. Don't move away my car without telling me first.
3. Remedial, in that decisions are made to move away from ills rather than toward goals
4. Father told Harris not to give up his friends when he moved away
5. I'm going to move away from this terrible place as soon as possible

Amy- playmate
1. Our little boy has no playmates in this neighborhood.
2. Tom was my childhood playmate.
3. Play, however, needs a playmate, a mother, say, or a sibling or a friend.
4. Is organic sheep farming a natural career move for an ageing Playmate?
5. A playmate is alongside.

Group: four
Group leader: Lisa
Group members: Kelly Michelle Winnie Lisa Susan Ivy Chen Eva Rita

Michelle- calm
1.Pamela felt calm and peaceful as she walked along.
2.Few can match Atherton's calm intensity.
3.Management arethreatening the necklace will be used to calm down rowdycustomers. 4.November to February is the high season, with hot days, cool nights and calm seas.
5.The sea was calm and the night was clear - there can be no excuses.

Winnie- past
1. I sat in the car and the tears just wouldn’t stop falling, regretting the past,
2. We should remember the past and have foresight.
3. In the past he had to read by candlelight.
4. I can not undo the past.
5. They cling to the past

Lisa- urge
Urge (V)
1. We urge both governments to conduct talks as soon as possible to resolve the impasse.
2. We urge them to re-read, pushing themselves to read just as fast as they possibly can.
3. MPs can ask, and we urge them to ask.
4. I urge you to support’s motion.
5. I simply urge you to be reasonable and not go over the top.
Urge (N)
1. For a long time, he had the urge to abandon society and live totally alone.
2. She knows the power of the sex urge and how to use it to manipulate her husband.
3. I have had this great urge to try this stunt for many years, he said.
4. The creative urge, for example, transcends the body and the self.
5. You can immediately satisfy your creative urges.

Susan- triiumph
1. He hailed it as a triumph for the Georgian people, and pledged to rebuild the country.
2. The visit was seen as a spiritual triumph for the Catholic Church and the ailing 83-year-old pontiff.
3. Mr. Arevalo says the judicial action is a triumph for democracy in Guatemala.
4. Mr. Christie called the arrest an important triumph in the war on terrorism.
5. The Philippine government is hailing this as a triumph in its war against terrorism
1.Our nation and humanity will triumph.
2. Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi is widely expected to triumph in Saturday's election for the leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party.
3.A politics professor at Chuo University in Tokyo Newspaper surveys show that the ruling party is likely to triumph.
4. Armed with faith "the believers will triumph over tyranny and its accomplices," said the Iraqi leader.
5. Chani's deaths enabled them to triumph against their enemies.

Ive Chen- bld
1. How insignificant it looks, but what a bold conception.
2. If you want colour in your garden, learn a few rules and then be bold.
3. He took a number of bold steps.
4. The writing was bold and strong and black.
5. The ideas behind the Kilbrandon Report were new and bold.

Eva- quit
1. He told of his sorrow at having to quit a job he passionately enjoyed.
2. Mellor quits after weeks of disgrace.
3. Since quitting as its leading spokesman, Icke has predicted.
4. Instead of quitting the music business she should have learned to use it for singing rather than mouthing off at every opportunity.
5. LEIGH boss Jim Crellin quit last night after only three matches in charge.

Group leader: Jackic
Group members: Lucy Jessica Jackic Jessica Vickey Anna Lina Sherry

Lucy and Vickey- refine
1. However, further work is necessary to develop, refine, and eval-uate the technique.
2. To be a skeleton of the text on the board and get the students to refine it.
3. We hope to evaluate the use of the manual, and further refine our understandings of classroom processes.
4. The teacher with the feed-back necessary to refine and readjust the instruction.
5. To help them to broaden and refine their tastes, and to expand their interests.

Jessica- wrinkle
1. I took a hand mirror and examined this wrinkle from the side, frowning to deepen it.
2. The wrinkle of annoyance creased the Deputy under Secretary's mouth.
3. They were forced to sit so close that each wrinkle of the boredom on the man's face was apparent.
4. Sometimes it's like a sort of spell, and I have to put my tongue out and wrinkle my nose to break it.
5. Underneath the water, her skin would have begun to bleach and wrinkle.

Jackic- brow
1. " Who's this, then? " he inquired, quirking a brow. "
2. A grim expression furrowed his brow
3. Paul looked up at me with mightily furrowed little brows.
4. Nozaki saw by Wolverton's wrinkled brow that he hadn't given that possibility much thought.
5. Paul wrinkled his brow.

Jessica Chiang- supply
1. The threat to supply lines between Moscow and the Volga provinces was obvious.
2. I have been asked to supply the models and I would like you to be one of them.
3. This is one of the benefits of a professional approach to industrial buying and supply management.
4. He had had no expectation of doing more than exasperate, and supply a distraction.
5. All the other measures of money supply only include sterling.

Anna- renew
1. They will now renew their application for asylum.
2. I’ve decided not to renew my contract.
3. He wanted a guarantee that he could renew the lease on expiry.
4. The Passport Agency is using advertisements to suggest that people renew their passports at other times of the year.
5. The draftsman should take care in dealing with the option to renew it.

Lina- decay
1. There fungal decay is found, this expert should specify the cause and suggest measures for its elimination.
2. Amid this moral decay, religious, ethnic and caste crusades have a growing appeal.
3. But half the sugar in the drink came from the milk and was not thought to cause tooth decay.
4. But the decay may not be spreading, in which case the damage done by intervention will not be worth it.
5. It was men who were the cause of racial decay

Sherry- cherish
1. It is the act itself you must cherish.
2. It is in fact the only notice I cherish.
3. These are titles I cherish and do not intend to give up easily.
4. I want to love you and cherish you
5. November is the kind of month that we year-round walkers cherish.

2009年4月5日 星期日



1. 句子改寫(第1~5題)(時態)
例:Where is the nearest post office?
Tell me __________________________________________
2. 句子合併(第6~10題)(名詞子句、關係子句、副詞子句、對等子句)
例: I have a brother.
My brother is studying Chinese in college. (用who)
3. 句子重組(第11~15題)
例:Mark ___________________________________________
couldn’t eat / that / nervous / he / so / was

※ 注意事項:
1. 故事內容必須依據試題上的圖片發展 (每一張圖都要講到)
2. 第一句一定是主題句(可用標題中的中文提示),再依照圖片時間順序描述所發生的事,最後一句做總結,或表達對這件事的感受,例如:
We/I/He/She had a good time!
We/I/He/She had a great time!
What a wonderful day!
We/I/He/She had a wonderful day!
3. 時態多用過去式,但還是要依題目提示而定。
4. 人稱一致性。
5. 適切使用連接詞(如and, but, so等)和轉承詞(如first, then, later, finally, the next day等),可有加分作用。
6. 不一定要用很難的字詞,但詞彙運用要得當。
7. 句型正確且要有變化,而非都是S + V + O。
※ 常犯錯誤:

主詞用錯。(例如題目若為:「上個週末你隨父母到……」時,主詞則要用“I”而非 “You”)

一、 複誦
例: She couldn’t come because she was working.
二、 朗讀句子與短文

1. 評分標準:發音語調(不要停頓,流利度影響分數)、文法內容;常考數字。
2. 時態要用對。
3. 不要uh, ah ….
4. 句子要完整。
5. 多講不如正確 (例如:Are you a selfish person? Why or why not? I don’t eat fish.)
6. 常問Advantages and disadvantages
7. 避答馬英九、周蕫之類

例:One: How much does this book cost? (句子)
Six: When Mary woke up this morning, she looked at the clock. What a shock! It was 8:00, and she was late! She put on her clothes quickly and ran all the way to school. But when she got there, the gate was closed. Then she remembered. Today was Sunday! (短文)
※ 複誦與朗讀常犯錯誤:

發音不完全,例如省略尾音(例quiet, spent)。
發音錯誤(例 bed, apple)。。

三、 回答問題
例: Who is the singer you like best? Why?
常考How often? Who? …..

例答:I like Jolin the best because she sings and dances very well.
I like Jolin the best because she is pretty.
Jolin is my favorite singer because her voice is beautiful.
※ 回答問題常犯錯誤:


(1). 代名詞用錯。
(2). 主詞動詞不一致。
(3). 少了V(例I afraid of dark.)或兩個動詞(例I like play basketball.)
(4). 時態錯誤(例I watch TV at home last night.)
中式英文(例I very like you.)。

2009年4月2日 星期四


Dear all,

Here come two special assignments!

1. Sentence Making by Corpus
We have 36 words on the vocabulary list in lesson 5, and I'd like you to use Corpus that I introduced to you on Thursday, March 12, 2009 to make sentences. This is a group work, so you may share the job with each other.

2. Browse through the website http://www.shs.edu.tw/index.php and write down what you get from it.

These are group work, so do not forget to give the names of your group members when you post your sentences on the blog.

2009年4月1日 星期三


  Coral Conservation Becomes Taiwan’s Newest Environmental Issue
  Recently, there has been a great deal of concern voiced by scholars regarding coral ecology in the waters off Taiwan. Due to excessive human activity with little thought of the environmental impact, Taiwan’s coral reefs are in  (1)  of being irrevocably damaged. In an attempt to reverse this trend, experts have been pointing out the  (2)  economic benefits and business opportunities that the island’s coral habitats offer and stress that they are worthy of conservation and permanent protection.
  The ideal location for coral habitats to thrive is between 30º north latitude and 30º south latitude in  (3)  warm, shallow waters. These are the  (4)  around much of Taiwan, which is why it is home to such a wide variety of coral. In fact, in the past Taiwan was often  (5)  to as the “Kingdom of Coral.” These days, however, the coral ecosystems around the island have been suffering greatly from pollution, extensive fishing and ocean resources development which are causing them to turn white and even die off  (6) . Coral environments are  (7)  for a wide variety of sealife in terms of their habitat, feeding and reproduction and therefore their threatened existence may in turn threaten the balance of the entire region’s ocean ecology.
  Experts claim that ocean conservation awareness  (8)  behind other major environmental concerns in Taiwan by about 30 years. The  (9)  of most environmental organizations is set on wildlife or bird conservation with little thought given to what lies beneath the waves just off our coastlines. It is hoped, however, that as Taiwan continues to develop its burgeoning tourism industry, the attention of investors and developers will be  (10)  to the treasures of the ocean, and that economic interest will help put pressure on the authorities to do something about the issue before it is too late.

(A) potential  (B) focus     (C) lags    (D) danger
(E) referred (F) completely  (G) drawn    (H) relatively
(I) conditions (J) vital

(1) D (2) A (3) H (4) I (5) E (6) F (7) J (8) C (9) B (10) G      



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