Text of Unit 1 Cultural relics Warming up & Reading Warming up & Reading
Unit 1 Cultural relics
Warming up & Reading Warming up & Reading
1. Do you know what a cultural relic is? 2. Does a cultural relic always have to be rare and valuable? Is it enough to have survived for a long time? 3. Are cultural relics only objects like vases or can they be buildings too?
Look at the pictures below and discuss what they are and whether they are cultural relics or not.
The Great Wall
The Pyramids in Egypt
The Tai Mahal (In India)
The Sydney Opera (in Australia)
The Great Barrier Reef (In Australia)
The Big Ben (In England)
Name: Name: Place: Place: Time: Time: Importance: Importance: The Great Wall Beijing Since 475BC the symbol of China and its culture.
Name:Place:Time:Importance: the Forbidden City Beijing the largest museum of cultural relics in China The imperial palace/ 1406 (the Ming Dynasty)
Name:Place:Time:Importance: The Potala Palace Lhasa, Tibet the residence of the Dalai Lama/ one of Tibet's major pilgrimage destinations 1693
Name:Place:Time:Importance: The Great Pyramid of Khufu Egypt around the year 2560 BC the only surviving of the Seven Ancient Wonders
Angkor Wat in Cambodia Taj-Mahal in India The Sports Arena of Ancient Rome Stonehenge in England
Ancient Villages in Southern Anhui - Xidi and Hongcun Mount Huangshan The Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors the Leshan Giant Buddha The Classical Gardens of Suzhou
What is a cultural relic ? What is a cultural relic ? A cultural relic is something that has survived for a long time, often a part of something old that has remained when the rest of it has been destroyed; it tells people about the past.
According to the definition, what characteristics does a cultural relic have ? mysterious mysterious precious old valuable rare rare cultural relic Can you recognize any other cultural relics? Do you have any in your family?
amber beautiful rare/precious C a n y o u i m a g i n e a h o u s e m a d e o f a m b e r ?
The Amber Room
The main idea of each paragraph: Para 1: ______________________of the Amber Room. Para 2: ______________________of the Amber Room. Para3: ______________________ of the Amber Room. Para 4: ______________________of the Amber Room. Para 5: ______________________of the Amber Room. General description History and functions Change Disappearance Reproduction skimming
1.) Draw a chart to show the remove of the Amber Room Scanning Prussia Russia the winter palace in St Petersburg- the summer palace in St Petersburg German city on the Baltic Sea ? A strange history
Year What happened to the Amber Room 1716 1770 1941 2003 In 1770, the Amber Room was completed the way Catherine wanted it. 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. In 1716, Frederick William I gave the Amber Room to Peter the Great, as a gift of friendship from Prussian to the Russian people.
Join the correct parts of the sentences together. 1.Frederick I 2.Frederick William I 3.Peter the Great 4.Catherine II 5.The Nazi army 6.The Russians and Germans A.Stole the Amber Room B.Sent a troop of his best soldiers to the King of Prussia. C.Had the Amber Room made D.Had it moved outside St Petersburg. E.Gave it to the Czar as a gift F.Built a new Amber Rom after studying pictures of the old one
Put the numbers in the boxes. Then answer the questions. Para 1 Para 2 Para 3 Para 4 Para 5
In groups discuss: Is it worth rebuilding lost cultural relics such as the Amber Room or Yuan Ming Yuan in Beijing? Give your reasons.
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 Detailed-Reading
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 Detailed-Reading
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 Detailed-Reading
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 C Detailed-Reading
( ) 1. The Amber Room was not easy to make. ( ) 2. Catherine II didnt like everything about the Amber Room when she first saw it. ( ) 3. The Amber Room was taken to Konigsberg and hidden there in 1941. NS S S Reading: SURE or NOT SURE
Reading ( ) 4. The Russians didnt care about the Amber Room. ( ) 5. The Russians dont think the Amber Room will ever be found. NS
Listen to the tape and follow it to read the text. Listening Discussion What should we do to protect our cultural relics?
Explanation 1. compete: (vt) take part in a race, contest, exam, etc. (1)compete in / Will you compete in the race? (2) compete against / with / He is going to compete against / with his classmates.
(3) compete for / The two teams will compete for the championship. (4) competitor competition , competitive (adj.) ,
2. survive vt &vi Fortunately he survived the traffic accident. Camels can survive for many days with no water. The helicopter picked up all the ________. They prayed for the _______ of the sailors. survivor (n.) survival (n.) survivors survival
3. 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.
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
--- 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
4. the rest , , , (1)I have finished most of the work, and the rest __ to be done next week. (2)Some students went out, and the rest ___ remained in the classroom. is are
5. imagine vt. n. imagination (1) You cant imagine how I miss you all. (2) We can hardly imagine life without water. (3) Can you imagine her becoming a thief? = Can you imagine her as a thief?
6. state / condition / situation (1) We try to make ourselves get into a ____ before the exam. (2) Janna is in a poor ____ of health, which worries her parents. (3) His health is in good ________. state condition
(4) Suddenly he found himself in a difficult ________. state , ; condition , , ; situation , situation
7. find / find out / discover (1) Ive _____ the book I was looking for. (2) Please _______ what time they are coming. (3) The police are trying hard to _______ about the accident. found find out
(4) Columbus _________ the New World in 1492. find out : , , find: , , discover: , , discovered
8. gift ; He has got lots of birthday gifts. He is a man of gifts. The boy has a gift for music. gifted (adj.)
could couldnt 9. +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)
10. it easily melts when heated + ( : v- ing, ) (1) While (they were) ________the house, they found the vase. (2) When (he was) _____, he made no answer. building asked
(3) Unless (I am) ______, I wont go there. (4) When ______