Unit 3 Travel Journal
Period 1&2 Warming up and Reading I Period 3 Period 4 Learning about language Reading II
Speaking and Writing
Period 1&2 Warming up and Reading
Unit 3 Travel Journal
Period 1&2: 幻灯片9-46页
Warming up—I (2m)
In the National Day and labour’s Day, many people including you may prefer to go traveling for a break.
1. Why do people like traveling ? 2. If you are going traveling, where are you going? 3. How are you going?
Warming up –II (2m)
Do you know the following places, have you ever traveled to them?
The Great Wall
The Heaven Temple
Arc de Triomphe
Under the sea
The North Pole
The South Pole
What do you have to consider before you decide which means of transportation you will use?
means of transportation
by bus at the bus stop
by ship/boat/sea at the port/ harbor
by plane/ air at the airport
What do you have to consider before you decide which means of transportation you will use? Cost(花费) Safety(安全) Comfort (舒适)
Warming up—V (3m)
According to the following chart, in pairs ,discuss the fares and decide where to go. From
RMB 1320 RMB 3200
Phnom Penh Train Cambodia Air
Ho Chi MInh City Vietnam Train Air
RMB 1490 RMB 2600
RMB 1650 RMB 3500
While you are discussing with your partner , ask each other the following questions: When are you leaving? Where are you going?
How are you going to…?
How long are you staying in…? When are you arriving in/at…? When are you coming back?
Discuss in groups of four and join the great rivers and their locations in the world in the following form.
The great rivers in the world
Names of river Mekong river Seine Nile Gongo Amazon Mississippi Thames Location England Egypt Central Africa US France China Brazil
travel along a river to irrigate their fields
How do people who live along a river use it?
to make electricity
Have you ever travelled along a river? If you have a chance to travel along a river with your friends, what should you prepare? the basic equipment: good shoes, clothes, and a backpack activities to do Don’t hike alone. Tell someone where you are going. Bring water and a good map.
The usage of the equipments
Watch out for dangers, such as spiders, snakes or poisonous plants. Wear a hat to protect yourself from the sun. Bring a cellphone if you have one.
reading Journey down the Mekong
1. Who are Wang Kun and Wang Wei? 2. What was their dream? 3. Who are Dao Wei and Yu Hang?
1.Who are Wang Kun and Wang Wei?
They are brother and sister, and both are college students.
2. What was their dream?
Their dream was to take a great bike trip.
3.Who are Dao Wei and Yu Hang?
They are Wang Kun’s cousins who are at a college in Kunming.
Reading –II (3m)
Scan the passage and then list the countries that the Mekong River flows through.
Reading –III (4m)
Read and answer the following questions:
1. Where is the source of the Mekong River and which sea does it enter? 2. What can you see when you travel along the Mekong? 3. Is it a difficult journey to cycle along the Mekong? Why?
1,The source of the river is in Qinghai province and it enters the South China sea. 2,You can see glacier, rapids ,hills, valleys, waterfalls and plains. 3,Yes. The journey begins at an altitude of more than 5,000metres, where it is hard to breathe and very cold.
Reading –IV (4m)
Read again and get the main idea of each paragraph and tell the reason:
Para.1 Wang Kun and Wang Wei’ dream. Para.2 Wang Wei is stubborn. Para.3 Preparing for their trip.
(Students have to tell the reason why they summarize the main idea like that.)
Work in pairs and fill in the following form:
Similar attitudes about the trip
Both Wang Wei and Wang Kun think… 1. taking this trip is a dream come true. 2. that they will enjoy this trip a lot. 3. they should see a lot of the Mekong. 4. that most of the Mekong will be found in Southeast Asia.
Different attitudes about the trip
Wang Wei believes… 1. they must start in Qinghai where the river begins /see all of the Mekong. 2. that they don’t need to prepare much
Wang Kun believes… 1. it is too cold and high to start in Qinghai. 2. that using an atlas is very important.
Discuss the text in details.
Taking a great bike trip. the source and Finding___________ beginning there.
Wang Wei’s suggestion
Their preparations Both of them
bought_____________, expensive bikesgot their cousins interested in traveling and turned to _______in the atlas the library.
The Mekong River
Their journey would begin at___________________________. an altitude of more than 5000 meters
It begins at a _______on glacier a Tibetan mountain, moves quickly and passes through___________. deep valleys Half of it is in China. It enters the______________. Southeast Asia Then it travels slowly through hills and low valleys and plains, at last it enters__________________. the South China Sea
Reading– VII (3m)
In groups of four , summarize the main idea of the passage and tell why.
What’s the main idea of the text? The passage tells us a main idea that no success in life merely happens by describing my sister’s and my dream--taking a bike trip and preparations for the trip.
(Students can have their own opinions.)
Do you know some proverbs about it? What can we learn from the text?
Life is just a series of trying to make your mind. 生活是由一系列下决心的努力所构成的。 Hitch your wagon to a star. 树雄心，立大志。 Success belongs to the persevering. 胜利属于有毅力者。 No success in life merely happens. 人生中没有什么成功是纯粹偶然得来的。
Read the passage and find out the sentences you appreciate and then share with your desk mates.
Period 3 Learning about Language
Unit 3 Travel Journal
Period 3: 幻灯片47-69页
Answer key for Ex. 1 on page20: 1.persuade 2.determined
3.Once; change her mind
Answer key for Ex. 2 on page 20: 1.waterfall 3.valley 2.rapide 4.delta
Answer key for Ex. 3 on page 20
I really enjoyed my school field trip in geography. We saw so many beautiful things: glacier that flowed like a river of ice a _______ through acanyon/valley __________ that cut the mountains into parts. We also discovered a river which fell off the mountain and became a wonderful_________. waterfall This was even more rapids where the exciting to see than the _______ water seemed to boil. Later we followed the plain river to a quieter _________and finally into a delta _______and the sea.
Answer key for Ex. 1 in Discovering useful structure: A: Are you working this evening?
B. No. We’re having an English party, don’t you know? A: Yes, I do. And we’re giving some performances at the party. What are you going to do ?
B: I’m singing songs with my classmates.
Answer key for Ex. 2 on page 21:
are going to travel R: Miss Wang, I hear that you ________________ along the Mekong River. That’s really exciting . Have you got everything ready?
going/leaving R: When are you ____________?
W: Next Monday.
going/leaving R: How far are you ______________each day?
W: It’s hard to say. If the weather is fine, I think we’ll be able to ride 75 km a day.
R: Where are ______ staying at night? W: Usually in our tent, but sometimes in a small hotel in town. R: Do you think you are __________ are coming back here soon? are not coming W: Oh, we _______________ back to this place. We ___________home. That’ll be a are going month later.
The Present Continuous Tense for Future Actions
1) Betty is going off (leaving for) to Guangzhou by plane tomorrow. 2) Bob is going to the airport by taxi next week.
3) Jane is staying in Xi’an with her parents. 4) Bob is coming with Betty to see her off.
小结： 此四句是现在进行时代替将来时，表 示一个最近按计划或安排打算要进行 的动作，这类动词通常是瞬间动作， 只限于少数动词，常见的有：go, come, leave, sleep, stay, play, do, have, take, get to, see off, etc.
The Present Continuous Tense for the present actions： 1）How are you feeling today? 亲切 2）He is always thinking others. 赞许 3）You are always leaving things about.不满 4）He is always talking big. 厌烦 此四句是现在进行时代替一般现在时， 小结： 表示一个经常性重复的动作或状态，这 时句中常带always 或forever,以表示说 话人的某种表情，如赞叹，厌烦，埋怨， 等或强调情况的暂时性使其生动。
The plane takes off at 9:30. My plane leaves at 7:00. When does the winter holiday begin? What time does the train leave for Shanghai? 小结： 此四句表示将来的事情已经“列入日程” 或按计划将要发生，则用一般现在时代 替将来时，但仅限于少数动词begin, go, leave, start, take 等。
1) 2) 3) 4)
(1)表示现在进行时的动作有两种含义： ① 表示说话的时刻正在进行的动作，常 与时间状语now, at the moment等连用。 ② 表示现在阶段正在进行的动作，而不 一定是说话时正在进行的动作，常与 today, this week, this term等连用。
Eg. Right now it is the summer vacation and I’m helping my dad on the farm.现在是暑假，我在 农场帮我爸爸干活。 I’m sitting on a rock near the river with my friends. 我 和我的朋友们正坐在河边的一块岩石上。 (2)表示反复性或习惯性的动作，常与副词 always, continually等连用，表示说话人的赞 扬，厌恶，不满，遗憾等的感情色彩。 Eg. She’s always changing her mind. 她老是改变主 意。（厌烦）
(3)表示不久之后肯定将发生，或按计划或安排 将要做的事（常与未来的时间状语连用）， 能这样用的动词多是表示“位移”“停留” 的，如come, go , leave, arrive, start, begin 等。 Eg. Mother is taking us home to see my grandma on Sunday.星期天母亲将带我们回老家看我祖母。
表示将来的时态还有下列的方法： He will write you a letter next week. 他下个星期会给 你写信。 小结：will/shall+动词原形，表示将来某个时 间要发生的动作或存在的状态；或表示自然 趋势或非主语意志。 I shall be sixteen years old next month.
②be going to +动词原形，表示“就 要……”，“打算……”或将要发生 的事。 Eg. We’re not going to have any classes next week.
③ 表示“位移”的词，如arrive, come, go , leave, start, begin等，可用一般现 在时表示将来安排好或即将发生的事。 语气比现在进行时更肯定。 Eg. The next train leaves at 9:15.
Practice: Students finish the Ex.3 on P21. After that, students give their own answers.
Translate the following statements: 1.我下个月将去美国。 I am going to America next month. —————————————————— 2.我姑姑在信上说她后天将到我们家。 My aunt said she is arriving at our home the day —————————————————— after tomorrow in the letter. 3.我明天将什么东西也不做。 I am not doing anything tomorrow. —————————————————— 4.玛丽和我下个星期天去钓鱼。 1. Mary and I are going to fish next Sunday. ——————————————————
附：高考题 C 1.Because the shop___________, all the Tshirts are sold at half price.(2004年浙江高考)
A. has closed down B. closed down C. is closing down D. had had closed down 2. I’ve won a holiday for two weeks to Florida. I______ my mum.(NMET2001) A A.am taking B. have taken
C. take D. will have taken
3. ----Can I join your club, dad? A -----You can when you _______ a bit older. (NMET 1994) A.get B. will get
C. are getting D. will have got B 4. At this time tomorrow ______over the Atlantic.(2003年北京高考) A.we’re going to fly B. we’ll be flying C. we’ll fly D. we’re to fly
To create some situations in which can use continuous tense to express future , and then share with the classmates in next lesson.
Period 4 Reading II
Unit 3 Travel Journal
Period 4: 幻灯片70-89页
Journey down the Mekong
A night in the Mountains
Have you ever been to Tibet?
Pre-reading II Speaking activity: Imagine that you and your partners are planning to make a trip down the Mekong, you need to choose what you will take with you, please have a group of four to discuss which thing you think is the most useful, and which thing is the least useful . Give a reason why do you think so. The following things are for you to choose.
can openers tyre water bottle
Decide the following statements are true or false.
①When they arrived in Tibet, it was winter then. ( F ) ②Wang Wei was behind me as usual. ( F ) ③When we reached a valley, it became warmer.( T ) ④After supper, we started to make camp. ( F ) ⑤Wang Kun went to sleep and Wang Wei stayed awake. ( F ) ⑥There was almost no wind on that night. ( T )
Reading--II Second reading:
How does Wang Kun feel about the trip now?
Find the detailed information from the passage. We _____ made __________. camp In the early evening
After supper At midnight
to Wang Wei ______ went __ sleep ____________ but I_______ _______. stay awake
The sky became _____ clear __________. were The stars _____ _______. bright There was only the fire sound of______
Journey down the Mekong
The end of our Journey
Prediction: Can Wang Wei and Wang Kun’s dream come true?
Do you know something about the following countries : Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam. Just say something about them.
Capital: Phmon Penh(金边)
Capital: Vientiane （万象）
Capital: Ha Noi（河内）
Please find more information from the travel journal to fill the following form:
Topic Population Laos
Half the population of Cambodia Cool and dry in autumn Half of its people can’t read or write Rice and fish Rice and fish
Twice the population of Laos
Almost seven times the population of Cambodia
Cooler in the north and much warmer in the south
Rice, fish and fruit
Homework: Do a survey to find out how many students have ever traveled to other provinces and then choose one or two students to interview their feelings during the trip, and report it in next class.
Period 5 Listening
Unit 3 Travel Journal
Period 5: 幻灯片90-98页
Can you imagine what happened when Wang Kun and Wang Wei travelled down the Mekong river?
chatting with the passers-by …….
see some beautiful sceneries
meet some thing dangerous
Listen to tape and tick the words you hear on the tape. √ mountains √ forests canyons
floods Thailand √ fish horses Tibet valleys √ waterfalls √ Laos Dali
Listening to the tape again and answer the following questions: 1.Which country does the girl come from? 2.Where does the Mekong River even appear in Laos 3.What is the Mekong river called in Vietnam?
1.Which country does the girl come from? She is from Laos. 2.Where does the Mekong River even appear in Laos? In its national flag.
3.What is the Mekong river called in Vietnam? It’s called ―the river of the nine dragons‖
Listen again to the tape and fill in the chart:
Local name of the river Uses of the river
The water of the rocks
The sea of Laos washing, fishing and transport
many different What to see animal, plant and small villages along the river bird species river passes waterfalls and scenery through mountains rapids and forests; temples, caves and a waterfall
Listen to the tape and find out the information to fill in the blank. 1.We’re ___________ following the Mekong River from joins its start to where it ___________ the sea. without 2. We would be ________ it. It’s lost ___________ better than a road. take _______ your 3. The scenery can _________ breath ___________. away _________ protected 4.it’s a ______________ area so you know it’s very special.
Period 6 Speaking & Writing
Period 6: 幻灯片99-107页
Introduce a place that you have ever been to to your partner, such as when and how you went there, what you saw, what you did, what impressed you most ect.
Read the short passage on page 23, and find out the differences between a diary and a travel journal.
1. Put thoughts 2. personal 3. diary just record the personal feelings
1. write about their travels 2. not so personal ,can be shared with others 3. travel journal has a
different purpose 4. diary writers record 4.writers record their how they feel very experiences, ideas and soon after things afterthoughts about happen what they have seen.
Have you ever written a travel journal? Have you ever introduce your trip to your friends? Now, imagine you just come back from a journey, and during journey you have recorded what you saw ,how you felt , and you want to write a letter to your American friend to share your experience.
The following is the form of the letter:
(heading) Beijing No 4 Middle
Beijing, China October 3rd, 2004 (salutation) Dear Sir or Madam: Thank you for your letter dated October 1s, 2004.________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ _________________( body )___________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ ______________________________ (complimentary close) Yours sincerely, (signature) Zhou ping
Students write the draft of the letter in the class.
Revise the composition and then change with the desk mates to correct the mistake. Next lesson, read the revised and corrected one to the whole class.
Language points for Reading I 1.persuade: cause sb by reasoning 说服， 劝说 （暗示是成功的，如果未成功则用 try to persuade） (1)persuade sb to do sth 或persuade sb into doing sth: 说服某人干某事 How can you persuade him to change his mind/into changing his mind?
(2) persuade sb out of doing sth 说服某人不要 干某事 Finally, we persuaded her out of traveling by plane. 2.insist: declare firmly, esp.in the face of doubt of opposition 坚持认为；坚 决主张 (1)―坚决主张，坚决要求”，后接的宾语 从句用陈述语气（表示一个主张或一种 看法），即“should+动词原形”， should可省略。
I insisted that he (should) come with us.我坚持 主张他跟我们同行。 (2)―坚持说”（表示一个事实），后接的 从句用陈述语气，即按需要选择时态 He insisted that he hadn’t stolen the girl’s handbag.他坚持说他注册码偷那女孩的 包。 (3) Insist on/upon doing sth 坚持干某事 I insisted on/upon his coming with us.
3.plain: adj―平坦的；清楚的”；n. ―平原” the wide plains of Canada 加拿大的广 大平原 in plain language 用简单的语言
4.trip, journey, travel, tour (1)trip 一般指有目的的短距离的旅行。在现 代英语中，trip和journey常可通用，搭配 动词有:make, take和go on. 如： make/ take/ go on a trip/ journey to …到…旅游 on a/ one’s trip/ journey
(2)travel 常用作抽象名词，泛指“旅行， 旅游”，指具体旅行时常用复数，但前 面不用many或数词。 He came back home after years of foreign travel. 国外多年旅游后，他回 了家乡。 (3)tour 指“周游，巡回旅行”，常是访 问一系列地方后又回到出发地。 Our American friends are making a tour of Shanghai. 我们的朋友正在对上海进 行巡回旅行。
5. It is my sister who first had the idea to cycle along the Mekong River from where it begins to where it ends.(P.18)首先想到要沿湄公河从源头 到终点骑车旅游的是我的姐姐。 “It is …that/who...”是强调句型，可强调句 子的各个成分（谓语除外），其基本结 构为: It is +被强调部分+that(被强调部分 是人时也可用who)+其余部分 如：My parents are determined to visit China next year.
It is my parents who/that are determined to visit China next year.(强调主语) It is China that my parents are determined to visit next year.(强调宾语) 注意它的疑问形式 Is it China that your parents are determined to visit next year? Where is it that your parents are determined to visit next year?
6.They are Dai and grew up in western Yunnan Province near the Lancang River, the Chinese part of the river that is called the Mekong River before flowing in other countries.(P.18) 他们是傣族人，在云南省西部靠近澜沧江的地 方长大的，湄公河在中国境内的这一段叫澜 沧江，流到其他国家的就叫湄公河。
the Chinese part of the river that is called the Mekong River before flowing in other countries 是一个名词短语，用来修饰前面的the Langcang River,其中又含有一个定语 从句that is called the Mekong River before flowing in other countries.
7.My sister doesn’t care about details.(p.18)我姐姐是 不会考虑细节的。 (1)care about: be worried, concerned or interested 忧虑，关心，惦念 (2)care for: look after; like or love 照顾；喜欢 Who will care for the children if their mother dies? Would you care for a drink?
(3)care to do : be willing to or wish or like to do 愿意干；想；喜欢干(用于疑问句 和否定句) I don’t care to be seen in his company.
8.Once she has made up her mind, nothing can change it.(P.18) 她一旦 下了决心，什么也不能使她改变。 (1)once 可做连词引导状语从句，意为“一 旦”，如： Once you listen to the song, you will never forget it.
(2)once 做副词，意为“一次” for one time;―曾经”in the past. He goes to the cinema once a week. This book was once very popular but no one reads it today. (3)once 的常见短语；at once 立即 all at once 突然 once more 再一次 once a while 偶尔
9. To climb the mountain road was hard work but to go down the hills was great fun.(P.22) (1)不定式to do 可在句中做主语，注意谓语 常用单数。如： To get up early is good for our health. 在英语表达式中，常用形式主语it 来代替 不定式to do做主语，如上句可改为： It is good for our health to get up early. It is necessary for us to learn more about science and technology. It is nice of you to let me know the result.
(2)fun是不可数名词，意为“快乐”“有趣 的人或事”。如： What fun the children had at the seaside. Your new friend is great fun.
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