2. Further Discussion
Prepare a three-minute speech based on one of the following questions.
1) How do you understand true love?
2) What do you think is most important in choosing your husband / wife?
3) What do you think of a mixed marriage?
It mainly includes: (1) Vocabulary (2) Word Building (3) Structure (4) Translation (5) Essay Summary.
4. Structure Analysis: Denial of Some opinions Followed by Some Other Opinions
(See Page 71-2 of this book
5. Translation Exercises
Comprehension of the Text
1. The writer is a black man who is not an American citizen.
2 According to him, during their two years together they had experienced the usual ups and downs of a couple learning to know, understand, and respect each other. In addition he thought they had honestly confronted the weaknesses and strengths of each other’s characters.
3. They learned a great deal about tolerance, compromise, and being open with each other.
4. As with many couples, they got married for the wrong reasons and found out many years later that they were incompatible. They didn’t take enough time to know each other.
5. Her mother, counseled Gail to be really sure she was doing the right thing.
6. He immediately suspected that Mark was marrying his daughter in order to remain in the United States.
7. He quoted statistics showing that mixed couples had a higher divorce rate than couples of the same race and gave examples of mixed couples he had counseled who were having marital difficulties.
8. People can be very cruel toward children from mixed marriages.
1. mutual 2. illusion 3. canceled 4. overlooked 5. proceeded 6. resolve 7. prejudice 8. compromise 9. confirm 10. subsequently
1. having nothing to do with 2. taking care of 3. met with 4. on the surface 5. work out 6. incompatible with 7. ups and downs 8. learned of 9. indication of 10. all along
1.M 2.L 3.F 4.D 5.H 6.O 7.A 8.C 9.I 10.K
1. shopping 2. feeling 3. storage 4. cooking 5. ending 6. beginning 7. gathering 8. removal 9. arrival 10. passage 11. writing 12. marriage