Vocabulary Teaching V9


Please fill in the Chinese meaning of the English words below

(Just write the definitions you come up with first in your mind. Don’t worry about leaving blanks or wrong answers)

1 support  
2 convey  
3 prison  
4 cuddle  
5 depression  
6 belly  
7 helicopter  
8 ammo  
9 ambush  
10 skydive  

Material for teaching (exp/cont)

Heartline_Storyboard-2 F_storyboard_01

Comic 1.Tom’s story                                                                                                      Comic 2. The soldiers

Comic1: Tom’s Story

Tom was freed from the prison after 5 years of sentence. He moved to a new city. He lives alone and suffers from the depression of losing his job. He often feels alone and is surrounded by hopelessness. Some of his friends, for example, Susan, had noticed that something is wrong with Tom, but Susan is not sure how to reach out to him. Fortunately she found an app called heartline that would remind her to contact Tom. She adds Tom and some of their best friends. Periodically. the app would remind Susan and the others to check in on Tom. For example, when Susan was shopping. the app beeped and reminded her to check in with Tom. She immediately calls him, which makes Tom feel less disconnected and alone.  Gradually Tom truly feels he is loved by a support system, and he can not easily convey his happiness by words.

New Words to learn

depression 抑鬱,憂鬱
hopeless 沒有希望的,無望的
feel disconnecteed 感到疏離
be reminded of  (被)提醒
alone 孤單
suffer from 受苦
support system 支持的體系/系統
system 體系系統

convey 表達,傳達

prison 囚禁,監獄,牢房

be supressed (被)壓抑、壓制

surrounded (被)圍繞著

(Ready for another story? )

(OK. Let’s read it.)


Comic2: the soldiers

The team rolls out in the morning. Phill ponders and check on his ammo quietly. Ronald is calmly enjoying the sunlight through the window of the chopper. Tim suits up his boots. At the mean time, Eric, the captain,  tells everyone the intels to get ready for the ambush.

The 1,560 horse power dual-turbine engines roars, and the soldiers are in a line, ready for a leap. They dash out like bumblebees in attack. The sun glimmers behind their fellows, and the wind blows through their helmets like cold blades. As gravity pulls them down to earth, Eric signals his crew to spread out and ready for pulling their parachutes. “The warzone is never a safe place to stay! Keep your belly away from enemy’s bullets!”

And these are the last words they heard from Captain Eric.

New Words to learn
helmet 安全帽
belly 腹部,肚子
ambush 埋伏
helicopter 直昇機
chopper 直昇機(簡稱)
boots 靴子
clips 彈夾
ammo 彈藥
turbine 渦輪

skydive 跳傘
hover 盤旋

glimmer 閃亮

Material for testing

-Multiple choices-

1   John lives alone in the big city. He often feel _____ when he returns to his apartment.

(a) support (b) disconnected (c) connect (d) imitation

2   Last Saturday, Mary registered a fitness  ______  in nearby the gym.

(a) system (b) real-time (c) program (d)ambush

3   The hummingbirds ____ above the flowers.

(a) coach  (b)ambush  (c ) hover (d) parachute

4   The soldiers are preparing for a _______  from the plane. (a) sky-dive (b) real-time (c) belly (d)ambush
5   Mike checks on his ____ to see if his rifle is ready. (a) ammos (b) belt (c) boots (d) ambush
6   The rescue team used the _______ to take the injured soldiers to the hospital quickly. (a) sticker (b) hovercraft (c) hopeless (d)bind
7   The rescue team flew a _______ to save a pregnant woman from the mountain viliage to the nearest hospital to help her deliver her child. (a) pregnancy (b) helicopter (c) submarine (d) hammer
8   For the safety issues, our law regulates all riders to wear _____s when they are riding a motorcycle . (a) helmet (b) sock (c) shoe (d) depression
9   The sci-fi story depicts how a astronanut survives the ______ during his solo space-travel to Mars. 

(a) glittering (b) turbine (c) excitement (d) loneliness

10   There’s a _____ story about how a bullet wounded a soldier and made another poor woman behind him pregnant. 

(a) Civil War (b) turbine (c) excitement (d) loneliness

11   When the space shuttle tries to land, the pilot needs to pull the ________to slow it down. (a) turbine engines (b) trigger (c) excitement (d) parachute
12   In the airless space, there’s no material for sound to _____ the horror of the wounded astronaut. (a) convey (b) trigger (c) excite (d) parachute
13 In the stromy night, Rebecca gave birth to her first child Joseph secrely. He was ______ by the damp air of despair. The broken heart mother could do nothing but leave it in the barn house and left in a hurry. (a) surrounded (b) triggered (c) excited (d) parachuted
14   The sailors drifted on the sea for three days. The only thing they can ______ is the drifting log and their faith for survival.  (a) cling to (b) narrate (c) foundation (d) sitting upon
15   Each of us is an isolated island in first sight, but in fact, we are ________ each other in the bottom of the seabed. 

(a) connected to(b) contined with (c) contributed to  (d) composed of

16   With the help of Internet and newly developed softwares, people could share information instantly and cheaply. However, this doesn’t seem to benefit our interpersonal ________, but making a even colder society instead.

(a) being (b) scholarship (c) connected (d) relationship

17   The moon has different _______ meanings  in different cultures. (a) convey (b) symbolic (c) excite (d) parachute
18   A ______ mind is the worst sentence you will ever have in your life time. Don’t let the old, false ideas rule your mind. (a) convey (b) trigger (c) excite (d) prisoned
19   The legislators are voting for a new law to protect the overworked and underpaid reporters. They are the voices of the people, and the voice shall not be _______ by their employers, the capitalists. (a) conveyed (b) surpressed (c) excited (d) parachuted
20   The milkyway always _______ even when you can’t see it. (a) depicts (b) collapses (c) sends (d) glimmers

-Cloze test-

A new paradise for all people

Matt was hurt badly on his (1)____, and the only chance for him to survive is to find a hospital that will host him secretly. He went to a hospital and accidentally found his childhood playmate Holly, who now works as a nurse. She secretly heals him in her home and asks him what had happened to him. Matt explains that he needs to go up to the space station, “The Paradise,” where all the rich people and (2)______ live. Holly can hardly believe Matt’s crazy act, yet she wishes him could take her sick daughter with him.

But the killers have followed him by drones and (3)_____. Matt has to (4)_____ their (5)______. Holly and her daughter Moore were kidnapped by those agents. Matt and his partners have to save them. He carried enough (6)__________, preparing to (7)_______ the huge space (8)_____. The shuttle they take (9)_____ above the hopeless land – their broken hometown. Matt no longer (10)__________ to the other residents since he holds the key to save everyone on this planet. They don’t want to suffer from pollution and hunger anymore.

They did the (11)___________ in the base and crack doors, eventually find the (12)______ computer that controlls everything in The Paradise.

Before Matt presses the button to upload the data in his brain, he (13)_______ feels alone. He would be dead (14)_______ but he knows that he would live among the hearts of people who are (15)______ for becoming new citizens of The Paradise. With tears, he presses the button and frees the (16)______ people on Earth.

Provided items to be filled:
(A1) ambush
(A2) hovers
(A3) belly
(A4) survival
(B1) no longer
(B2) fight for
(B3) feel disconnected
(B4) ammos and clips
(C1) parachute-jumping
(C2) capitalists
(C3) supported
(C4) helicopters
(D1) slaved
(D2) terminal
(D3) colony
(D4) instantly


(OK, let’s check the answers!)

-Answers for tests above-

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Multiple-choices B C C A A B B A D A
M-cs(16-20) D A A A A D B D A D
Cloze A3 C2 C4 B2 A4 B4 A1 D3 A2 B3
Cloze (16-20) C1 D2 B1 D4 C3 D1    



Please fill in the Chinese meaning of the English words below (esp. the definition you learn from the lessons above)

1 support system 
2 narrate
3 confine
4 take care of
5 oppressive
6 chest
7 chopper
8 clips (N)
9 attack
10 parachute


(OK, thank you, folks. I will let you know what I’ve got in this test!)