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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

期末進度第三週:各組同學請張貼

那個...前兩組的同學,請盡速補貼。

本週進度:
Thanksgiving (pp.168-175)
The End of Autumn (pp.177-183)
From a Sermon by the Reb (pp.184-185)
WINTER/ Winter Solstice (pp.189-193)

2 comments:

  1. 莊夢凡 莫捷May 3, 2011 at 10:57 PM

    Summary
    On a Tuesday before the Thanksgiving, the author visited “I Am My Brother’s Keeper Ministry” to see the homeless program it operated. He brought a blue trap to Henry for his ceiling and he saw the very tough time of the church, such as they didn’t have gas to heat up their church in cold winter. Although he saw the difficult of the church, he didn’t sure whether Henry can be trust.

    Vocabulary
    amount 金額;總數
    manage to 設法;達成
    sanctuary 聖殿
    blower 吹風機
    Deuteronomy 申命記(舊約聖經的一書)
    gush 噴出;湧出
    squirm 扭動;十分尷尬的
    cruel 殘酷的
    stretch 一段時間;服刑期(N.)拉長;延續(V.)
    clipboard 寫字夾板;剪貼板
    vinyl 乙醯基;舊時壓製唱片塑料
    mattress 床墊
    possession 個人財產;殖民地
    echo 回音;共鳴
    sunk in 沉沒
    dim 微弱;昏暗的
    notepad 記事本
    shadowy 陰暗的
    blanket 毯子;厚的覆蓋物
    flicker 閃爍;顫動,靈光一閃
    sentinel 哨兵
    bundled up 捆
    urge 鞭策;催促;大力推薦

    Q n A
    Q1:
    Why the author said that was cruel to ask Henry the first question?

    Q2:
    Why the author didn’t want to be part of a sign?
    Q1:
    Ans:
    Because the author mentioned the past what Henry didn’t want to recall.
    Q2:
    Ans: He has different religions and he sympathize with them.

    Afterthought
    The author saw very terrible and tough sight in the church and at the end he missed his home. We think that author first time realized the religion is not only for smooth joy but also a great companion of tough life.

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  2. b101099108 張博雄
    b114097041 蔣羽婷

    Summary
    Henry delivered his sermon about judging people by their past. Due to his incredible life experience, he told his congregation what he had done in the past and said “You are not your past!”to let everyone know that we should not find faults with people and focus on the bad behaviors of their past. We can change our bad habits and prove that we are able to become better people.

    Vocabulary
    Winter solstice:(n.)冬至
    Whip:(v.)鞭笞;抽打;猛然移動;激起
    Vestibule: (n.)門廳、前廳
    Tarp: (n.) = tarpaulin,(塗有焦油、蠟等的)防水布(或帆布); 防水衣;...
    Motion:(v.)向…打手勢
    Makeshift:(n.)臨時代用品; 權宜之計
    Pew:(n.)教堂內的靠背長椅
    staple gun:(n.)鐵絲訂書機
    Staple-gunned:(adj.)被訂書機訂上
    Fort:(n.) =fortification,堡壘,要塞[C]
    Attic:(n.)頂樓, 閣樓; 頂樓房間[C]
    Apparently:(adv.)顯然地
    Conduct:(v.)引導, 帶領
    Frigid:(adj.)寒冷的;嚴寒的
    Altar:(n.)(教堂內的)聖壇, 祭壇
    Lectern:(n.)讀經臺; 講臺
    Banner:(n.)旗幟
    Wither:(v.)使衰亡; 使衰弱
    Lament:(v.)哀悼, 為...悲痛; 痛惜
    Bellow:(v.)大聲發出; 大聲喝道[(+out/forth)]
    Rehab:(v.) = rehabilitation,恢復名譽, 昭雪,(罪犯的)改過遷善
    Preaching:(動名詞)講道
    Persecute:(v.)迫害, 殘害, 困擾, 為難(+with)
    Shiver:(v.)發抖, 打顫[(+with)]
    Struggled:(v.)奮鬥; 鬥爭[(+for/against/with)][+to-v], 競爭; 對抗

    Afterthought
    Human beings may make mistakes and it is impossible to pave a colorful life without failure. In situation of difficulty, we should always look on the bright side and be determined to lead our regrettable past onto a bright boulevard of future. Unfortunately , many people usually find faults with you and focus on the wicked conducts of your past, particularly your dishonorable background. Due to this reason, we must be strong to face our past and persist in our own perspective on changing bad behavior to excellent achievement. Even if you are often affected by others’ rumors, you have to tell yourself “I am doing the right thing!I am not what I was before!”

    Question
    1.What can’t we see when we are still looking at ourselves through our past?(有二項喔!)
    提示:P192
    Answer:
    When we’re still looking at ourselves through our past , we’re not seeing what God has done.
    We’re not seeing the little things that happen in our lives.
    2. Why did the author feel embarrassed when he listened to Henry’s sermon?
    Answer:
    According to the fifth passage on P192 , we deduce that the author doubt Henry would commit a crime again if he had returned to his New York life. However, Henry didn’t become the man the author thought. Therefore, he felt embarrassed while he prejudiced people for their past like many friends around Henry. The author determined that he should change this bad habit just like what Henry did with his.

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