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Freshmen English Listening & Speaking Unit 4 Beauty Contest Kuei-Min Huang, Ph. D
What’s the word for…? n n Look at the picture in your hand What do you do when you don’t know how to say that word? Walk around the classroom and talk to 6 different people. Make them guess what you are trying to say. After you finish with each person, exchange your pictures.
Work with a partner n n Do you watch talent shows on TV? Which one is your favorite? What do you think about the winners? Why do women enter beauty contests? What kind of contests have you entered? Why?
Listen to Ivy Chang n n Ivy is a pretty lady She read about a blog by J. R. Wright on beauty contests for women. She isn’t very happy about what she read from it. Listen to what she has to say.
Complete the sentences 1. 2. 3. 4. Ms. Chang says that to win a beauty contest, a woman has to be more than ______. Ms. Chang believes that winners of beauty contests are intelligent and ______. After winning the Miss Asia-Pacific Beauty Contest, Ms. Chang ________. Ms. Chang feels that entering a beauty contest ________.
Listen again n And try to find the answers for each statement by underlining them.
Vocabulary n n n n n Talent: a special skill someone knows how to do very well talented (adj. ): a person who is skilled in doing something Foolish: silly, not very smart, a bit stupid Sexist: looking down on the other gender (male or female). People who think one gender is better than the other. Strangers: people you don’t know Homeless: people who live on streets Prize: gifts win from contests Scholarship: prize money win from contests. Money can only be used for going to school. Open a lot of doors: give/create a lot chances (opportunities)
What do you think? n n Do you agree with everything Ivy said? Mark: Beauty contests are sexist. Iris: It takes more than beauty to win a contest. Shingo: Beauty contests are helpful for young women and their careers.
Is it important? Why/why not? Quality Beauty Intelligence Talent Smile Height Weight Very Important Not very Not Important important
Personality/Characters friendly Kind / nice humble Out going Easy going Good manners Sense of humor Good temper / humorous Short temper Good EQ attitude polite
Culture: Top Ten Contests n. Beauty n. Photography n. Writing n. Speech n. Eating n. Sports n. Skills (puzzles) n. Sing and dancing n. Chance (Lotteries) n. Speed
Your speech: A big accomplishment Step 1: think about something you did that you worked hard for. Ideas: 1. Speech Contest 2. Game (sports) 3. Exam 4. Project n
Step 2: Prepare Make a outline: 1. What was the event? 2. When did it happened? 3. What happened? 4. How did you feel? n This is about…I worked hard on/for…. It happened when …. At last, …. n