Grade 8 Unit 5 Topic 1 Section C

The Sound of Music is one of the most popular American movies. It is a story about a young woman living in Austria [1]Austria: US: [ˈɔːstrɪə]   UK: [‘ɒstrɪə] n. 奥地利. Her name was Maria. She went to the Von Trapp family to care for [2]care for: 照看,照料,护理(尤指幼、老、病者) seven children.

Mrs. Von Trapp died, and the family were very sad. The children cried and shouted every day. The father was lonely [3]lonely: US: [ˈloʊnli]  UK: [ˈləʊnli]  adj. 孤独的;寂寞的;在孤单中度过的;偏僻的 and often became angry because of [4]because of: prep. 因为;由于 the noisy children.

Maria taught the children to sing lively [5]lively: US: [ˈlaɪvli]   UK: [‘laɪvlɪ]   adj. 有活力的;活泼的;生动的;兴趣浓厚的 songs and perform short, funny plays to cheer them up [6]cheer up:使高兴起来;使振奋 . The father was almost [7]almost: US: [ˈɔlmoʊst]   UK: [ˈɔːlməʊst]   adv. 几乎;差不多 mad at first [8]at first: 起先,首先;最初, but the smiling faces of his children made him happy again.

Word Bank

Word Bank
1 Austria: US: [ˈɔːstrɪə]   UK: [‘ɒstrɪə] n. 奥地利
2 care for: 照看,照料,护理(尤指幼、老、病者)
3 lonely: US: [ˈloʊnli]  UK: [ˈləʊnli]  adj. 孤独的;寂寞的;在孤单中度过的;偏僻的
4 because of: prep. 因为;由于
5 lively: US: [ˈlaɪvli]   UK: [‘laɪvlɪ]   adj. 有活力的;活泼的;生动的;兴趣浓厚的
6 cheer up:使高兴起来;使振奋
7 almost: US: [ˈɔlmoʊst]   UK: [ˈɔːlməʊst]   adv. 几乎;差不多
8 at first: 起先,首先;最初
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