Text of 新课标人教版课件系列 《高中英语》 必修 2- 1.1. Unit 1 Cultural relics
Unit 1 Cultural relics
Pyramids / EgyptThe great wall / ChinaStonehenge / Britain
Reasons for their importanceSymbols of their countries and culturesLarge structures built by peopleHad a practical importanceBring in money from tourism
Scan the following descriptions of four World Heritage Sites in China and guess what they are. Dont stop when you meet with words you dont know.
It is made up of 492 caves, which were deserted in the fourteenth century and lay untouched until the beginning of the twentieth century. Its located at the rock side of the Mingsha Mountain in Gansu Province. Its worth the name of art treasure house of the Chinese Nation.
Located in the center of Beijing, it has an area of 150,000 square meters and has over 9000 rooms. It is the largest set of buildings preserved in China. It is called the Forbidden City.
It is 95 miles north of Nanchang, at the center of an area covering many scenic spots() in the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River. It is to the south of Jiujiang City and the west of Poyang Lake. The picturesque mountain is famous in China and worldwide for its beauty. Its views of the plains and the Yangtze are wonderful.
As is known to all, China is a country with a history of more than 5,000 years. In the long history, people in different periods have left us quite a number of cultural sites, many of which are world famous. Now look at the pictures and guess what heritage they are.
Longmen Grottoes (2000)
Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area (1992)