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Unit 3_Key and Transcript

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Unit 3_Key and Transcript

    Unit 3 Different People, Different Cultures Clip One The 4th of July

    Key

    1. Listen for general understanding.

    1) 4th of July.

    2) Picnics, parades, pageantry, fireworks, etc.

    3) Fireworks.

2. Listen for detailed information.

    1) the formal adoption of the “Declaration of Independence” in 1776

    2) cherished document 3)chapter 4)traditions

    5) shut down 6) light up 7) wraps itself in the flag

    8)virtually 9) given 10) 60 percent 11) breath-taking shows

Transcript

    The 4th of July

    The 4th of July is America’s birthday bash. This summer ritual of picnics, parades and pageantry, celebrates the formal adoption of the “Declaration of Independence” in 1776.The most cherished document in our history, it declared an end to England’s colonial rule and proclaimed

    America an independent nation.

    “That all men are created equal.”

    The 4th of July is all about honoring this chapter in America’s past, acted out in red, white and blue traditions. It’s a day when offices shut down, barbecues light up and the whole country wraps itself in the flag. But if there is one single icon that truly represents the 4th, it’s fireworks. Fireworks have been a traditional part of the 4th for as long as anyone can remember.

    “I think fireworks would be the perfect way to celebrate any if any holidays. Sun has gone down and, and you’re just waiting with anticipation.”

    “Everyone around you literally goes, ah, woo, aha.”

    There are pyrotechnic displays in virtually every corner of the country. In fact, according to the Gallup poll in any given year, more than 60 percent of Americans plan to attend a fireworks display on the holiday. And many of the most breath-taking shows are conceived here.

Clip Two Proud

    Key

    1. Listen for general understanding.

    Refer to “Listen for detailed information”.

2. Listen for detailed information.

    1)

    Global media centre

    Four world heritage sites

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    Discreet and professional security Beautiful park venues

    Friendly and helpful police

    Arts and culture for every taste The finest hotels

    Public transport

    for everyone

    The world’s 4th largest economy and above all

    absolutely passionate about sport make Britain proud

    2)

    (1)window of my mind

    (2)step out of the ordinary

    (3)on my way

    (4)It’s never too late to try

    (5)make that break for freedom (6)to question is how we grow (7)need a change

    (8)a clear horizon

Transcript

    Proud

    I look into the window of my mind Reflections of the fears I know I’ve left behind

    I step out of the ordinary

    I can feel my soul ascending

    I am on my way

    Can’t stop me now

    And you can do the same

What have you done today to make you feel proud?

    It’s never too late to try

    What have you done today to make you feel proud?

    You could be so many people If you make that break for freedom What have you done today to make you feel proud?

    Still so many answers I don’t know (there are so many answers)

    Realise that to question is how we grow (to question is to grow)

    So I step out of the ordinary

    I can feel my soul ascending

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I am on my way

    Can’t stop me now

    And you can do the same

What have you done today to make you feel proud?

    It’s never too late to try

    What have you done today to make you feel proud?

    You could be so many people

    If you make that break for freedom

    What have you done today to make you feel proud?

We need a change

    Do it today

    I can feel my spirit rising

    We need a change

    So do it today

    ’Cause I can see a clear horizon

What have you done today to make you feel proud?

    (Let me hear,let me hear,let me hear.)

    So what have you done today to make you feel proud?

    ’Cause you could be so many people

    If you make that break for freedom

    So what have you done today to make you feel proud?

    What have you done today to make you feel proud?

    (What have you done today )

You could be so many people

    Just make that break for freedom

    So what have you done today to make you feel proud?

    Clip Three Romantic Verona Key

    1. Listen for general understanding.

    1) It’s said to be the so-called House of Juliet, a fictitious shrine to the star-crossed heroine of

    Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

    2) The first picture is about the famous balcony scene from the tragedy Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. (Juliet Capulet emerges from her bedroom to muse upon the young man she

    has just met and fallen in love with, Romeo Montague. He, much taken with her, overhears her

    thoughts with pleasure while hidden below. A long-standing feud between the Capulets and

    Montagues keeps the young lovers apart.)

    In the second picture, those pieces of paper on the wall are put up by travelers to show their

    love for their beloved.

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2. Listen for detailed information.

    1) It was once the site of a Roman Forum. The Piazza is still the city’s hub, a marketplace, gathering place and shopping mecca.

    2) No. Gelato in Northern Italy is milk and cream based ice-cream, while in Southern Italy the Gelato is water based and more like sorbet.

    3) “I think I’m in love.”

    4) No. The Montague and Capulet families did exist, but the rest is pure imagination. 5) The shrine draws mainly tourists and lovelorn teens.

    6) Two of the arches of it dated from about 50 B.C.

Transcript

    Italy: Romantic Verona

    North of the Arena, the old town streets lead inevitably to the Piazza delle Erbe. Once the site of a Roman Forum, the Piazza is still the city’s hub, a marketplace, gathering place and shopping mecca.

    The snow and the cows north of here in the Dolomites started an important trend that thank goodness continues in Verona todayGelato. While universally delicious, not all Italian Gelato is alike. Gelato in Northern Italy is milk and cream based ice-cream, while in Southern Italy the Gelato is water based and more like sorbet. A Verona delight is this mixture of Gelato, fresh fruit and cream. I think I’m in love.

    Speaking of love, a short detour from the Piazza delle Erbe leads to the so-called House of Juliet, a fictitious shrine to the star-crossed heroine of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. While the

    Montague and Capulet families did exist, the rest is pure imagination. The shrine draws mainly tourists and lovelorn teens.

    The Adige River encircles Verona’s old town, forming a kind of peninsula. As you approach the river the streets grow narrower and more mysterious. The Ponte Pietra at the tip of the old town peninsula is Verona’s oldest bridge with two of the arches dating from about 50 B.C.

Clip Four Vatican

    Key

    ?Warm Up Yourself

?Quiz

    All are correct.

? Sharpen Your Ears

    1. Listen for general understanding.

    1)T 2)F 3)F 4)T

2. Listen for detailed information.

    1) inescapable 2) origins 3) 2,000 4) has captured the imagination

    5) religious 6) dominated 7) launched 8) spiritual care

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Transcript

    The power of the place is inescapable, and a long way from its humble origins as a graveyard.

    For nearly 2,000 years, its story has captured the imagination of millions. From here a religious faith grew and dominated the western world. Crusades were launched. Great inquisitions were convened. Governments made and broken.

    It is an accumulation of remarkable buildings and art. It is the smallest sovereign nation and yet one of the most powerful. If it had a gross national product, it would be measured not in money, but in souls.

    Its leader is Europe’s last absolute monarch, but a man who is elected by his peers, a man who carries one of the most awesome burdens borne by any leader, the spiritual care of more than one billion people.

    It is the seat of power of one of the oldest continually running organizations on the planet.

    Once the fulcrum of power, it wields it yet. It is where saints are proclaimed, where Popes reign, where much of western history can find its source. It is a divinely inspired human invention known as the Vatican.

Clip Five Anchovies and Champagne in Barcelona

    Key

    1. Listen for general understanding.

    1) Barcelona. 2) Three times.

2. Listen for detailed information.

    1)F 2)F 3)T 4)T 5)F

Transcript

    Anchovies and Champagne in Barcelona

    I am in my favorite city in Europe right now, Barcelona, Spain. This is my third time here and every time I come back there’s something new to discover. Our cities are becoming so

    indistinguishable with international shops and restaurant chains, but not this city. This city is one of a kind. Let me give you an example. What do your think of when you go out for champagne? Anywhere else in the world, if you are enjoying champagne it would probably be for a special occasion. You will be dressed all spiffy, but things are a little different here in Barcelona. Come and look.

    This is a bar called Xampanyet, which loosely means champagne. And it’s one of the most

    popular places in town to enjoy a glass of bubbly. Champagne in Spain is called cava and they sell

    plenty of it here in this brightly lit family-run place.

    Waiter: Hello.

    Anchor: Oh la la. May I have some cava?

    Waiter: Cava or Xampanyet?

    Anchor: Oh, Xampanyets. So it’s like a sparkling wine.

    Waiter: It is a sparkling wine.

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Anchor: It’s beautiful. Oh me, good stuff.

    Waiter: Si?

    Anchor: Si, Si, I like it.

    Waiter: You like. You like a little of anchovies? This is the specialty of our house. Anchor: Is this what I should have with Xampanyet? I would love some anchovies. Oh my gosh!

    Do you see the anchovies? It’s like a bunch cake of anchovies. But it’s just the fish that you always say “We don’t want any of that on our pizza.” Oh, they really are anchovies.

    Anchor: And should I eat these with bread?

    Waiter: Oh, you choose... (Eat directly)

    Anchor: Oh, no. OK. So I lift it up in the air. Oh gosh! OK! Just eat it?

    Waiter: Si, si. No problem. Ok.

    Anchor: Oh, actually, that is really good. That is awesome. But I love it all, and I would definitely drink this down. Salut.

    Waiter: Salut.

Clip Six China’s Brewing Controversy

    Key

    1. Listen for general understanding.

    1)F 2)F 3)F 4)T

2. Listen for detailed information.

    1) 200

    2) contentious presence

    3) revered historical icons

    4) poster child for American mass marketing

    5) western cultural influence

    6) the tip of the iceberg

    7) sensibility

    8) the National People’s Congress

    9) a challenge to our traditional culture

    10) submitted the motion

Transcript

    China’s Brewing Controversy

    In the sprawling grounds of China’s Forbidden City, once home to the imperial palace of the Ming and Qing Dynasties, one small shop is in the midst of a brewing controversyStarbucks,

    that poster child for American mass marketing, and a growing number of Chinese want to banish it. The Forbidden City should preserve its uniqueness, says this woman. Ever since it opened more than 6 years ago, Starbucks has been a contentious presence in one of China’s most revered

    historical icons.

    “Some of these symbols of western cultural influence, Starbucks is just the tip of the iceberg, do rub up against Chinese nationalistic sensibility. That is what we are seeing. It’s that simple. ”David Shambaugh

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    Earlier this year, the trademark green sign was removed to reduce this store’s visibility after Rui Chenggang, an anchor on state-run television began an online campaign to have the coffee shop closed for good.

    “You can still tell it is a Starbucks and when you tour around the Forbidden City you see

    hundreds of cups with big Starbucks logo on it, you know, all around. To me, it spoils the fun.”Rui Chenggang

    And now, complaints of “latte and imperialism” have reached the National People’s Congress, the annual session of parliament. “As long as it stays in the Imperial Palace, it poses a challenge to our traditional culture”, says lawmaker Jiang Hongbin who submitted the motion to congress to have Starbucks closed.

    This is much more than a storm in a coffee cup. With almost 200 stores already in China’s big

    cities, Starbucks is aiming to make this country its largest market, and bad publicity is bad for business. The company says it is aware of the complaints but adds, “many tourists find our

    respectful presence a welcome place of rest.” Over the years, the rent from stores like Starbucks has helped cover the cost of the upkeep and renovations to the almost 600-year-old Forbidden City, but soon here, it could be “One Starbucks to go”.

    John Vause CNN, in the Forbidden City, Beijing.

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