Unit 2 Civil-Rights Heroes
1. 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 in America.
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 to Canada to 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
4) A different experience of the world
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 in
America, 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