Christina is on the 2 weeks’ vacation. This is the first vacation she’s had for a long time.The last vacation she took was more than 2 years ago. Now she is visiting a friend in San Francisco. Her friend and her husband are living near the center of the city. He works for a start-up company at Silicon Valley. While he was working, she works part time at the department store.
Christiana hasn’t seen her friend for long time. The last time they saw each other was 3 years ago. At that time, they were both working at a department store
Then Christina quitted her job and started her own business. She designs women’s clothing. She has 2 employers now and her company is slowly growing.
Christina has come to San Francisco by herself. Her husband didn’t come because he has to work. He tried to start a company 2 years ago, but it didn’t work out. His company failed after only a few months. So now he’s working at another company and saving money. Once he saves enough money, he plans to start another company. He doesn’t want to give up.
This is the second time Christina has been to San Francisco. The first time was when she was a high school student. That was more than 10 years ago. During that trip, she was only in San Francisco for a few days. After that, she went to Los Angeles and New York. This time, she and her friend plan to relax and have fun.
Christina arrived two days ago, the day before yesterday. Her friend met her at the airport and drove her to her apartment. Her apartment is just north of the airport, about 20 minutes from San Francisco. It’s a small apartment but it’s on a hill and it has a great view. Yesterday they went downtown and rode the cable cars. Christina was surprised by how steep the hills are. Then they walked along the ocean and ate lunch at the seafood restaurant. From the restaurant they could see the Golden Gate bridge.
Tomorrow they’re planning to drive to Yosemite National Park. By car it’s about 4 hours away. Christina has never been there before, so she is excited. She has heard the park is very beautiful. Her friend has been to Yosemite several times. She says it’s one of the most beautiful places in the world. Christina just hopes that her friend is a good driver.
UNIT 10 Skin
Headache can be very painful and can last for a long time. If you have headache your head hurts.
A sprained ankle can be so painful that you can’t walk. Someone with a sprained ankle may need to use crutches to walk.
if you have a sore throat, it may be painful to swallow. A sore throat can be caused by viruses or bacteria.
A burn is an injury to the skin cause by fire or heat. If you get too close to a fire, you will be burned.
An earache is a sharp, dull or burning pain in the ear. Common causes of an earache include an infection, a changing air pressure or water in the ear.
Mountains are landforms higher than 2000 feet or about 600 meters above sea level. Hills are like mountain, but not as tall. Mountains are formed by the forces deep within the earth and are made of many types of rocks
Rivers are stream of water that usually begin at mountains and flow into the sea. Many early cities were built alongside rivers.
Most of the world’s water is in the ocean, which are the large bodies of salt water. The oceans are also an important source of oxygen.
Deserts are areas of land that receive little or no rainfall. The amount of rainfall in some deserts is so low that only a few plants can survive.
A valley is low, relatively flat area between hills and mountains, often with the river running through it. Some valleys are formed by flowing river and others are formed by glaciers.
Skin fills a lot of important roles in our body. If we didn’t have skin, viruses and bacteria could easily get into our bodies. If that happened, these viruses and bacteria could make many diseases in our bodies. Skin also stores water and blood in our bodies. We cannot live without skin. Therefore, we have to take good care of our skin。
M: Have you eaten yet.
F: Not I haven’t and I’m hungry.
M: Me too. Let’s go out for dinner.
F: Where to
M: What about Joe’s Italian.
F: How many times have you eaten there.
M: I eat there a lot. It’s one of my favorite places.
F: I went there two weeks ago, and the service was terrible.
M: Really, then let’s go some places else. What do you suggest?
F: How about the royal Indian. It’s not far from here.
M: I’ve never heard of it. Is it good?
F: Yes, I have been there several times and I’ve never been disappointed.
M: Ok, let’s try it. I’ve never eaten Indian food for a long time.
F: You won’t be disappointed, and the prices are reasonable.
M: Ah, so you mean I’m going to pay.
F: Well, that would certainly be nice.
M: What about reservations.
F: If you get there early enough, we won’t need them.
M: I hope you’re right.
F: Don’t worry, if we have to wait, I ‘ll pay the bill.
Select True or False
❶ Viruses and bacteria cause diseases in our bodies. (T/F)
❷ Some people can live without skin. (T/F)
❸ We don’t have to take good care of our skin. (T/F)
More to know
take care of
take care of 有“关照”的情致，of 前边一般会接被看护的指标。
··Please take care of my dog。
··Mom takes care of me everyday。
*Read and circle the best answer
❶ Which sentence is NOT true about skin?
a. Skin is very important in our bodies。
b. Skin protects our bodies。
c. Skin doesn’t store anything。
❷ What does skin store in our bodies?
a. water and fat b. water and blood c. hair and blood
*Complete the sentence with the right answer。
❸ These viruses and bacteria could make many in
a. cells b. diseases c. bones
❹ If we didn’t have , viruses and bacteria could easily
get into our bodies。
a. skin b. blood c. water
DESCRIBE THE PICTURE
*Circle the correct sentence。
❶ The girl is sick。
❷ The girl is hitting her legs。
❸ The girl takes good care of her skin。