Unit 4 Fact and Story
1. To use could to talk about abilities in the past.
2. To describe past events using the past continuous.
3. Some very important expressions.
He could play the violin when he was seven.
She couldn’t dress herself when she was three.
Could they speak French?
Yes, they could.
2. 基本構成: could do sth.
He could ride a bike when he was a little boy.
He could not (couldn’t) ride a bike when he was a little boy.
Could he ride a bike when he was a little boy?
Yes, he could. No, he couldn’t.
3. Complete the blanks with could or couldn’t.
Albert Einstein(1879-1955) was a German-born American physicist, the creator of the relativity. He talk until he was three years old.
Tiger Woods, the American golf champion, was born in 1975. He play golf as soon as he could walk.
Horatio Nelson(1758-1805) was a British naval commander during the Napoleonic Wars. He spent all his life at sea but he swim.
I was watching TV at nine o’clock yesterday.
Last week we were working in the countryside.
（2）可以表示過去預計將要發生的動作，但只適用于start, fly, come, go, leave, arrive, stay, return等動詞。
No one was coming as it was a rainy day.
He was always working hard.
The boys were making noise all the time.
Jane was dancing. When she saw me she stopped.
2. 基本構成: I/He/ She was
We/ You/ They were
I was translating an article last night.
I translated an article last night.
I was running downstairs, when I slipped and fell.
The wind blew the window open while I was writing a report.
I met my cousin as/when/while I was going home.
四. useful expressions:
1. be good at 擅長
Ma Lin is good at math, so he likes taking part in math contests.
Judy is good at languages, so she speaks Chinese very well.
2. at the age of 在……歲
Children go to school at the age of six in China.
I will graduate from a high school at the age of 18.
3. look like 像
The little girl doesn’t look like her father.
The rock looks like a monkey.
4. look at 看
Look at me when I am talking to you.
She looked at the blackboard but she couldn’t see anything.
5. look for尋找
Last night Mrs. White looked for her pet dog everywhere, but she couldn’t find it.
—What are you looking for?
—I’m looking for my ball pen.
6. in the style of 以某種風格
She likes to do her hair in the style of the 30’s.
in style 趕時髦，講排場
He is always in style: wearing hand-made clothes, driving a nice car, going to the best parties.
7. respond to 響應
How did Jack respond to your suggestion?
The class responded badly to his teaching.
1. is knocking on the door. Who’s that?
A. Someone B. Anyone C. No one D. Everyone
2. My English teacher a class when the police arrived.
A. gives B. gave C. is giving D. was giving
3. When Mozart was six, he could play violin.
A. a B. the c. an D./
4. he waiting for you? Yes, he was.
A. Is B. Was C. Are D. Did
5. I was my homework when you called last night.