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- Module 2 Unit 1
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- Do you know what cultural relics are? Cultural relics are traces or features surviving from a past age and serving to remind people of them. Warming up
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- Ming Dynasty vase
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- The Pyramids in Egypt
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- The Taj Mahal (In India)
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- The Sydney Opera (in Australia)
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- ivory dragon boat
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- Mogao Caves (In China)
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- Cooperative learning 1. Do you know these famous places? If you know, what do you know about them? 2. Which one do you like to visit? Why? 3. What makes a city great and famous? (a long history; cultural relics; many great people; important events taking place there)
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- 1. What do you think of the cultural relics? 2. Suppose one of them got lost, how would you feel and what will you do with it? (Try our best to find it; Protect the others in order that they will not get lost; Rebuild a new one if we really cant find it.) Pre-reading
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- In Search of the Amber Room (Prussia)
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- The Amber Room was made of almost seven thousand tons of amber. It was built in Prussia. Then, the king, Frederick William I, sent it to Peter the Great as a gift of friend-ship. And it soon became part of the winter palace. Later, Catherine had her artists add more details to its design. In September, 1941 the Nazi German army secretly stole the Amber Room and then it disappeared mystically. Background
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- Reading Task 1: Fast reading 1. What does the text tell us about amber? 2. How many tons of amber were used to make the Amber Room? 3. What else were used to make the room besides amber? 4. Why was the Amber Room first built?
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- 5. When and why did Frederick William I give the Amber Room to Peter the Great? 6. What did Peter the Great give in return? 7. What did Catherine the Great do with the Amber Room 8. When and how was the Amber Room supposed to have been lost?
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- 1. The king of Prussia who gave the Amber Room as a gift to Russia was___. A. Frederick I B. Frederick William I C. Peter the Great D. Catherine II B Task 2: Careful readingDetailed information
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- 2. The king of Prussia gave the Amber Room to Russia because_____. A. he wanted to marry Catherine II. B. he was kind. C. he needed better soldiers D. he wanted to make friends D
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- 3. The Amber Room was stolen by___. A. Russian soldiers B. German soldiers C. People in Konigsberg D. People in St Petersburg 4. In 1941, the city of Konigsberg was in ___. A. Germany B. Russia C. Sweden D. France B A
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- C 5. The Russians didnt hide the Amber Room because ______. A. they were at war B. the couldnt find a place C. the German soldiers arrived too soon D. no train could take it away
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- 1. How was the Amber Room made? 2. Why did the King of Prussia give the Amber Room to the Czar of Russia as a gift? Task 3: Main idea of each paragraph
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- 3. How did the Amber Room become one of the wonders of the world. 4. How did the Amber Room get lost. 5. How was a new Amber Room built.
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- Task 4 Fill in the form: YearWhat happened to the Amber Room 1716 1770 In 1716, Frederick William I gave the Amber Room to Peter the Great, as a gift of friendship from Prussian to the Russian people. In 1770, the Amber Room was completed the way Catherine wanted it.
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- 1941 2003 In September, 1941, the Nazi German and Russia were at war, and the Amber Room was missing. In the spring of 2003, a new Amber Room was built at the Summer Palace, and it was 300 years old.
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- Post-reading The characteristics of the passage This passage tells the history of the Amber Room in the order of time so that we can clearly know what happened to it. Besides the passage uses the Past Tense.
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- Listen to the tape and follow it to read the text. Listening Discussion What should we do to protect our cultural relics?
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- Explanation 1. rare: , a rare disease 2. valuable , Gold is valuable because it is a scarce metal.
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- 3. survive vt &vi Fortunately he survived the traffic accident. Camels can survive for many days with no water. survivor (n.) survival (n.) The helicopter picked up all the ________. They prayed for the _______ of the sailors survivors survival
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- could couldnt 4. +have done ( ) He paid for a seat when he _____ have entered free. (could /would / must / need) I _______ have been more than six years old when the accident happened. (shouldnt / couldnt / mustnt / neednt)
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- 5. gift ; He has got lots of birthday gifts. He is a man of gifts. The boy has a gift for music. gifted (adj.)
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- 6. amazing an amazing achievement/discovery / amazed adj. , I was amazed at his stupidity.
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- Visitors were _____ at the _____ soaring drive of our shipbuilders. A. amazed; amazing B. amazed; amazed C. amazing; amazing D. amazing; amazed
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- 7. design (v. / n.) (1) They ________ the building carefully. (2) The experiment ____________ test the new drug. ( ) (3) I like the ______ of the new school. (4) Children above 12 are able to take part in skiing or other activities ________ (design) for them. (05 ) designed is designed to design
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- 8. fancy adj. (1) fancy clothes (2) Fancy meeting you here! ! (3) I dont fancy walking in the snow. have a fancy for , , fancy sb. doing sth.
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- 9. in return , What can we do for them in return for all the help they have given us? ? I gave him some books in return for his assistance. in turn , ; by turns ,
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- 10. state, country, nation, : state , country , nation Our ________ is larger than Japan. Our Chinese ______ is playing an important role in the world now. Anyone who gives out the _____ secret will be punished seriously. country nation state
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- 11. serve as , That cup will serve as a sugar bowl. serve , serve under the king serve for I have served for this company for 2 years.
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- 12. + ( ) at war/work/home/table on show/duty/sale/holiday/fire/watch in trouble/danger/battle/doubt under repair/discussion/construction
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- 13. Theres no doubt that Theres no need to do / for sth / sb Theres no possibility that (Its) no wonder (that) (1)Do you doubt ____ she will succeed? (2)I doubt _________ he will keep his word. (3)I have no doubt ____ he will win the game. that if/whether that
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- 14. remain (1) vi. , I went to the city, but my brother remained at home. (2) link-verb. n. /adj. / / adv. My friend became a boss, but I remained a teacher. The death of the old man remained unknown. The problem remains to be discussed.
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- Nothing remains but to send the invitation out. ( ) It only remains for me to sign the paper that you gave me. ( ) He bought a new book with the _________ ( ) 40 yuan. =He bought a new book with the 40 yuan ___. ( ) remaining left
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- --- Why do you look so upset? --- There are so many troublesome problems ___. A. remaining to settle B. remained settled C. remaining to be settled D. remained to be settled. C
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- 15. former a. , Her former husband n. Of the two possibilities, the former seems more likely.
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- 16. worth, worthy, worth-while adj. worth: be worth + n. , be worth doing sth. The question is not worth discussing again and again.
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- worthy: be worthy of +n. be worthy to be done " " The question is not worthy to be discussed again and again.
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- worth-while: be worth-while to do sth It is worth while doing sth It is worth while sb to do sth.
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- It is not ____ to discuss the question again and again. A. worth B. worthy C. worth-while D. worth while C. worth be worth-while to do sth. C
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- 1. Remember the useful words and Expressions. 2. Prepare for the next period. Homework