外研版 高一年级(必修3) Module 3
the California earthquake
Read the passage and answer the questions. 1. Where was the wors
t Chinese earthquake? It was in Hua County in Shaanxi Province. 2. What was the most dangerous thing about the California Earthquake? The fires caused by the earthquake.
Find the useful words and phrases used to describe the earthquakes.
terrible earthquakes occur affect cover be killed in all lose one’s life
the worst earthquake the fires burn destroy be killed be made homeless cause…deaths
1. active adj. 活跃的; (思想上)充满活力 的；积极的 【例句】 Mr. Brown was active at the party yesterday. 布朗先生在昨天的聚会上很活跃。 My little brother has a very active imagination. 我小弟弟想象力十分丰富。
Students should take an active part in school activities. 学生应该积极参加学校的活动。 【链接】 actively adv. 积极地; 活跃地 activity n. 活动 activist n. 积极分子
2. The California Earthquake of the 18th of April 1906 is the worst earthquake that has ever happened in the United States. 【点拨】 本句是一个复合句。that has ever happened in the United States为定 语从句修饰先行词earthquake, 由于先行 词被形容词最高级修饰，所以关系代词 用that; of the 18th of April 1906为介词 短语做后置定语修饰The California Earthquake。
（发生于）1906年4月18日的加利福 尼亚大地震是在美国发生过的最强烈 的一场地震。
Discussion All of you have witnessed the earthquake in Wenchuan. Now discuss the following questions with your partner.
1. What should you do if there is an earthquake in your town? 2. In order to help people who lost their families in the earthquake in Wenchuan, what did you do?
1. Where did this happen? Near the beach. 2. What happened to the trees? Begin to move from side to side. 3. Where did the person have to stay? In their rooms. 4. For how long? About two days.
? 根据下面的提示写一篇120-150词的短文， 可适当增添细节。 ? 2008年5月12日，一次特大地震袭击了汶川， 数以万计的人员伤亡，更有许多人无家可 归。震后，交通阻断，水电供应也中断了， 灾区情况严峻。消息传出后，全国人民纷 纷伸出援助之手，众多国际组织和外国政 府实施紧急救援，帮助灾区人们渡过难关。
Can you use the expressions in your writing?
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be in ruins in a flash as a result become homeless what’s worse lose one’s life take action
变成废墟 顷刻间 结果 无家可归 更糟糕的是 丧生 采取行动
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donate money raise/collect money call on sb. to do share pains and sorrows with... ? in a short time ? make contributions to
捐钱 筹集资金 号召某人做 与…分担痛苦 与伤悲 在短时间里 为…做出贡献
Some useful sentences for writing：
? They call on people to do anything in their power to help those in need. ? Many people are doing their part to help poor people out. ? What we can do will make much difference to our society. ? I am firmly convinced that they will overcome their difficulty and build a new future with the help of us.
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