Unit 5 Passage A
Integrated Book II
: Non-English Major, Grade Two
1.Words and Expressions:
drop out (of), claim, perceive, let alone, discourage, threaten, focus on, academic, grateful,
sign up, lose oneself in, first-hand, jeopardize, capable, appropriate, lead to, specialty/
-claim-, -grat-, -en
* The computer industry has lots of people
t finish college
* In my company
s early years we had a bright part-time programmer
who threatened to drop
out of hight school to work full-time.
* Having a diploma certainly helps somebody
who is looking to us for a job
Paraphrases( sentences that students may find difficult):
my students tend to infer from your success that they don
t have to worry very much
about doing well in school.
But somebody handing you a book doesn
t automatically foster learning. (para10-L1
But if someone gives you a book you may not necessarily learn anything from it.
If you fall into a bad habit of having strong but narrow interests in high school, you have
two problems (not just one).