Unit 2 Civil-Rights Heroes
Part One Paras 1-5 It is high time to honor the heroes who helped liberate slaves by forging the Underground Railroad in the early civil-rights struggles inAmerica.
Part Two Paras 6-23 By citing examples the author praises the exploits of civil-rights heroes who helped slaves travel the Underground Railroad to freedom.
Story 1 (Paras 6-10): After winning his own freedom from slavery, John Parker helped other
slaves to escape north toCanadato get freedom.
Story 2 (Paras 11-15): Supported by a strong religious conviction, the white man Levi Coffin helped black slaves to escape at huge risk to himself.
Story 3 (Paras 16-23): By traveling the Underground Railroad, Josiah Henson reached his destination and became free at last.
1) decades 2) historic
3) imposed 4) religious
5) slender 6) web
7) bade 8) site
9) on the side 10) authorized
11) terminal 12) make the best of
1) went through 2) stood up for
3) laid down 4) take on
5) let (us) down 6) draw on
7) fall into 8) pass for
1) The Europeans are fully confident that the Americans will not be able to justify their measures to protect the struggling American steel industry.
2) Clintonis, in the eyes of Joe Klein , staff writer of the New Yorker and author of The Natural, the most talented politician of his generation and the most compelling.
3) There’s not much you can do if people are really intent on destroying themselves with drug.
4) A different experience of the world could forge a completely different approach to life.
5) It is our conviction that cloning of human beings is bound to cause many ethical and social problems in the long run.
1). As for, do not compel, capture of , have forged
2) At huge risk, the mission, shelter
3) who abolished, In the eyes of, racial
II. Words with Multiple Meaning
1.I’ll tell you in a minute how I have attained the genuine sense of belonging inAmerica, but first let me hear about your French trip.
2.Most McDonald’s look almost the same on the outside, but actually there are about 16 different basic designs.
3.Loaning money from the banks is but one of the methods we can use to get through a financial crisis.
4.This second-hand car has been nothing but trouble: it’s always breaking down.
5.In your resume you’ve mentioned everything but one vital point.
6.Our technicians have discovered a simple but effective solution to the problem.
7.I am sorry, but I think you shouldn’t have lingered on over coffee and missed the last bus.
8.The bankruptcy of the company was not caused by evil, but by simple ignorance.
1. lonely 2. friendly
3. weekly, monthly 4. lovely
5. cowardly 6. kindly/ saintly
7. lively 8. motherly