1．He's always been _____and _____,and he's been slaving at his books ______recently.
2．But I don't believe in forcing boys to _____they're not _____
Lesson 38 Part Ⅱ Work AndPlay
Lesson 38 Part Ⅲ TheProblem Student Makes Progress
PartⅢ The Problem Student Makes Progress
1．What is the possible relationship between the two speakers? Where are they?
2．What does the man teach?
3．Who is John Foster? Is he an intelligent boy?
4．Did John get a good grade for the course last year? Did he fail in the exam?
5．Why does the teacher look very pleased after he has finished reading the exam papers?
6．Why does he feel particularly happy about John?
7．Who will be invited to dinner at the teacher's home tomorrow?
8．In what way has John Foster changed?
PartⅡ Work And Play
Ⅰ．1．What are the names of the two sons?
2．Who is the elder son and who is the younger one?
3．Which son works hard on books and which one is crazy about tennis?
4．According to the woman speaker, which son can probably make more money?
5．Who is more worried about the children s future, the father or the mother?
3．is slaving at books
4．does homework in ten minutes every evening
5．couldn't care less about exams
6．is too inconsistent
8．is not bad when he makes an effort
9．never stops working
10．never starts working
12．is likely to win all the prizes in the exams
1. The lesson is easy enough for me to learn. (b)
2. John wants his sister to write a letter to him. (c)
3. There's a plane at twelve o'clock. (a)
4. John is a slow swimmer and Mary is just like him. (a)
5. He taught her not to speak quickly. (a)
6. The little car is less expensive than the big one. (b)
7. My horse is as old as yours. (b)
8. Whose car is this ? (c)
B. Difficult Sentences
Directions: You are going to hear some sentences chosen from the comprehension material in this lesson. Complete the sentences with what you hear on the tape.
1. He's always been so conscientious and hard-working, and he's been slaving at his books every evening for months on end recently.
2. But I don't believe in forcing boys to take up careers they're not cut out for.
Part Ⅱ WorkAnd Play
Directions: Answer the questions according to the information you get from the tape.
Key: (see tapescript)
Directions: Read the list of words and expressions that the father uses to describe his sons. Put a check mark (√) beside the word or expression used to describe the younger son.
Key: 1, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11.
Work And Play (1′22″)
Susan: How have your two sons been doing at school lately, Andy?
Andy: Terrible! James never starts working, and Malcolm never stops working.
Susan: You're joking, of course. I hear that Malcolm is likely to win all the prizes in the exams this year.
Andy: Yes, so his teachers say. But he deserves to do well. He's always beer so conscientious and hard-working, and he's been slaving at his books every evening for months on end recently. He wants to go to Oxford University next year.
Susan: Maybe he'll become a university lecturer himself eventually.
Andy: Maybe. But I think he studies too hard; I sometimes wish he'd go out and enjoy himself for a change.
Susan: Yes. …What about the younger one?
Andy: Well, James' teachers say that he has ability, but that he's too inconsistent and that he rarely does his best. In other words, he's not bad when he makes an effort, but he's too idle. He couldn't care less about exams. He does his homework in ten minutes every evening and then rushes out to play tennis.
Susan: He's crazy about tennis, isn't he? Perhaps he can make his fortune at it. You can make more money from sport than from an old-fashioned profession these days.
Andy: So I believe. But my wife always worries about the children's future. She wants James to give up tennis and study law, but I don't believe in forcing boys to take up careers they're not cut out for. I wonder how James'll develop in a couple of years' time!
Part Ⅲ TheProblem Student Makes Progress
Directions: Answer the questions.
Key: (see tapescript)
The Problem Student Makes Progress (1′13″)
Tony: Well, that's that. The class did very well in this examination!
Carol: Good! You've finished reading those exam papers at last. And you look so pleased!
Tony: Yes! Do you remember that boy, John Foster----the one who nearly failed my American history course last year?
Carol: Oh, you mean the young rebel? Of course! I thought he was very amusing and good looking, too!
Tony: He's intelligent, in any case. But last year he did very little work! And yet he protested when he got a poor grade for the course.
Carol: Yes, he rebeled against you, too!
Tony: And I didn't accept his protest. I told him he had to do some work.
Carol: Aha! Now I understand the pleased expression. The problem student makes some progress.
Tony: Some progress? He's progressing marvellously. He's working----and his record shows it.
Carol: All right! I'm very glad! Let's invite him to dinner tomorrow.
Tony: Okay. That's a good idea.
Carol: Now record his grade in your little book and let's have dinner ourselves.