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A science fiction writer

Leading in
Isaac Asimov, ( 1920-1992), 1920-1992), 艾萨克· 艾萨克·阿西莫夫
1. One of the greatest science fiction writer in the world in the last century 2. had written 480 books covering various scientific topics 3. his famous works: I, Robot(我,机器人); the Foundation 我 机器人 Trilogy(《基地》三部曲) (《基地 (《基地》三部曲)

“ I, ROBOT” (机械公敌)

Get familiar with some words before you read 1. Holy Bible 圣经 2. staff N 全体成员 3. the Philadelphia Navy Yard 费城海军工厂 4. A junior chemistry 初级化学师 5. Biochemistry 生物化学 6. Talent N 天赋 7. Chapter N 章节 8. Galaxy N 银河系 9. the fall of the Roman Empire 罗马帝国的衰落 10. Theoretical framework 理论框架 11. Three laws for robots 机器人三大原则 12. The Foundation Trilogy 《基地 》三部曲 13. Artificial intelligence 人工智能 14. Divorce V 离婚

First reading
Glance through the passage and then find out if these contents are talked about and marked the paragraph where they appeared
His achievements and talents His birth year and death year His education and work experience His childhood stories His literature works His family Para. 1 Para. 2 Para. 3 Para. 4 Para. 5 Para. 6

Task 2: (pair work)

Read about Isaac Asimov and complete the timeline of the events in his life. Date Event
1920 1922 1923 1929
1931 ____ 1939

Born in Russia. Sister born ___________. Moved with family to New York ___________________________. Parents bought a candy store. Started working in a candy store ___________________________. Mother had her third child. Started to take himself seriously as a writer. Began having stories published in science fiction ________________________________ magazines ________________________________.

Date
1941 ____ 1942

Event

Gained Master’s degree in chemistry. Finished working in the candy store. Got married ________________. 19421942-1945 Worked as junior chemist, Philadelphia Navy Yard _____________________________. 1948 ____ Got PhD in chemistry. 1949 ____ Became a biochemistry teacher, Boston University School of Medicine. 1950 Published his first novel. Published “I, Robot” _____________ . Developed three laws for robots.

Date

Event

19511951-1953 Published “The Foundation Trilogy” and won an award for it. 1953 _____ Published first science book full_____ Became a full-time writer. 1958 1973 Divorced his first wife. Married for a second time __________________________. _____ Had a blood transfusion. Became infected 1983 with HIV. 1992 ________________________. Died in New York

Task 3: write a summary of Asimov’s life in 150—200 words. Follow the steps below. 1. Look back at the timeline of Asimov’s life 2. Underline the most important parts of his life that made him a great writer of science fiction. This can serve as the outline of your summary. 3. Begin by giving your assessment of Asimov as a writer. Then write down the important parts you have underlined. 4. Use a clear simple style as if you were writing to younger students in your school.

An outline of the summary: Paragraph 1: an assessment of Asimov as a writer

Paragraph 2: to write the important parts you have underlined

the most important parts of his life that made him a great writer of science fiction
1939
1941

Began having stories published in science fiction magazines Gained Master’s degree in chemistry.

1942— 1942—1945 Worked as junior chemist, Philadelphia Navy Yard
1948 Got PhD in chemistry. 1949

Became a biochemistry teacher, Boston University School of Medicine.

1950 Published his first novel Published “I, Robot” Developed three laws for robots. 19511951-1953 Published “The Foundation Trilogy” and won an award for it.

1953 Published first science book

1958

fullBecame a full-time writer.

Para. 1 1.Asimov had both an extraordinary imagination that gave him the ability to explore future worlds and an amazing mind with which he searched for explanations of everything . 主干: 主干:Asimov had both an extraordinary imagination and an amazing mind 介词+ which/whom 引导的定语从句结构 介词的选择问题: ① 或与前面的先行词的搭配有关 ② 或与后面的动词或词组的搭配有关

With/ from/ for/ of with 1. He seemed to be looking for the words _____ which he could explore what he was thinking about. from 2. The novel _____which the film has been adapted for children is written by a famous American writer. 3. The car, _____ which I paid a lot of money, is now out of date. for of 4. He is telling a story of a hero, ____whom everyone in the town is proud.

Para. 3
1. Run = manage Run a school/ a factory/ a company 2. Help out/ help sb. out 帮助某人摆脱困境 3. From 1942 to 1948 he worked as a junior chemist … junior adj. younger , lower in rank 较年轻的/职位稍低的 He is the junior employee in the firm . He is two years junior to me. = he is two years younger than me senior: older; higher in rank 较年长的;职位稍高的 He is two years senior to me.

Para. 4
1. It was when Asimov was eleven years old that his talent----强调句型 2. Take sth seriously (as--) 把----当作(某物),严肃对待

Take sth for granted 把---视作当然 翻:尽管父母的爱是无私的,但也不要把它视为当然的。(unselfish) Although the love from parents is unselfish, please don’t take it for granted. Take it for granted that +从句 “想当然地认为----翻:在古代,人们想当然地认为地球就是宇宙的中心。 In ancient times, people took it for granted that the Earth was the center of the universe.

Para. 5 重点语句
1. Among his most famous works of science fictions, one for which he won an award was the Foundation Trilogy. 2. He is also well known for his collection of short stories, I, Robot, in which he developed a set of three “laws “ for robots.


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