Grade 9 Unit 6 Topic 1 Section B

Kangkang: You look a little tiled today. Are you all right?

Maria: {In a tired voice) It’s nothing. Maybe it’s because I watched TV too late last night.

Kangkang: (In surprise [1]in surprise: 惊奇地) What program attracted you so much?

Maria: A program about science fiction movies.

Kangkang: Science fiction movies? Wow! I’m very interested in [2]be interested in: 对…感兴趣 them, too. What movies were mentioned in the program?

Maria: The Time Machine, E.T. and Mission [3]mission: 美: [ˈmɪʃ(ə)n]  英: [‘mɪʃ(ə)n]  n. 使命;代表团;使团;天职 to Mars.

Kangkang: Sounds great! I saw E.T. last weekend. It was very interesting.

Maria: Really? Mission to Mars will be shown tomorrow. It’s about adventures [4]adventure: 美: [ədˈventʃər]  英: [ədˈventʃə(r)  n. 冒险;奇遇;经历;冒险游戏 on Mars. Jane and I will see it after class tomorrow. Would you like to go with us?

Kangkang: Yes, I’d like to. Thanks!


The Time Machine

This movie is based on a science fiction story. A scientist and inventor decides to prove that time travel is possible. He wants to change the past. To test his idea, he travels 800 000 years into the future with the help of his own invention — a time machine … It will be put on [5]put on: 穿上;上演;增加;假装;使……上场 in the National Theatre from Aug. 25th to 29th.


A group of aliens visit the earth and one of them, E.T., gets lost [6]gets lost: 迷路 and is left on this planet. He is found by a 10-year-old boy, Elliot Soon the two begin to communicate and start a different kind of friendship.  E.T. wants to go home, but if Elliot helps him, he’ll lose a friend …  It’ll be shown in the N ational Theatre from Aug. 26th to 30th.

Mission to Mars

In the year 2020 A.D., a mysterious [7]mysterious: 美: [mɪˈstɪriəs]  英: [mɪˈstɪəriəs]  adj. 神秘的;难以理解的;不可思议的;故弄玄虚的 storm kills all but one crew [8]crew: 美: [kru]  英: [kruː]  n. (轮船、飞机等上面的)全体工作人员 member of the first manned mission to Mars. A rescue [9]rescue: 美: [ˈreskju]  英: [ˈreskjuː]  n. 救援;抢救;营救;获救  v. 抢救;营救;援救 mission is launched … It will be on in the National Theatre from Sept. 1st to 5th.

Word Bank

Word Bank
1 in surprise: 惊奇地
2 be interested in: 对…感兴趣
3 mission: 美: [ˈmɪʃ(ə)n]  英: [‘mɪʃ(ə)n]  n. 使命;代表团;使团;天职
4 adventure: 美: [ədˈventʃər]  英: [ədˈventʃə(r)  n. 冒险;奇遇;经历;冒险游戏
5 put on: 穿上;上演;增加;假装;使……上场
6 gets lost: 迷路
7 mysterious: 美: [mɪˈstɪriəs]  英: [mɪˈstɪəriəs]  adj. 神秘的;难以理解的;不可思议的;故弄玄虚的
8 crew: 美: [kru]  英: [kruː]  n. (轮船、飞机等上面的)全体工作人员
9 rescue: 美: [ˈreskju]  英: [ˈreskjuː]  n. 救援;抢救;营救;获救  v. 抢救;营救;援救
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