1.Do you like traveling? Why? 2.Where have you been? 3.Where do you want to go and why?
The Great Wall
ho does not reach the Great Wall is not a true man.
The Yellow Mountain
The Forbidden City
How do people travel? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each form?
By car/bus By train By air/plane By ship By motorcycle On a horse By bike On foot
. . . . . .
speed, time needed, safety, pollution…
Imagine that you plan to spend a holiday. Use these questions to make a dialogue with your partner about it.
When are you leaving? Where are you staying? How are you going to …? How long are you staying in…? When are you arriving in/at …? When are you coming back?
Here are some famous rivers in China. Do you know their names?
It is called our mother river. the Yellow River
It is the longest river in China. the Changjiang River
This is the famous river in Guangdong Province.
the Pearl River
The river begins in Qinghai Province and flows through several countries.
Can you tell the differences between the Mekong River and the Lancang River ?
The Chinese part of the river is called the Lancang River and after flowing in other countries, it is called the Mekong River.
Which countries does the Mekong River flow through?
Where is the source of the Mekong River and which sea does it enter? What’s the name of the Chinese part of the river?
The countries that the Mekong River flows through
The Source of the Mekong River
the Jifu Mountains in Zaduo County, Yushu Tibet Autonomous Region of northwest China's Qinghai Province, which is about 5,200 meters above sea level.
The Length: 4880km
The 12th longest river in the world.
The name of the Chinese part: Lancang River(澜仓江）
? Who are Wang Kun and Wang Wei? They are brother and sister. ? What is their dream? Their dream is to take a long bike trip. ? Who are Dao Wei and Yu Hang? They are Wang Kun and Wang Wei’s cousins. ? What do you think they will see when they travel along the Mekong River?
I think they will see glaciers, rapids, deep valleys, waterfalls and a delta.
1. The source of the Mekong River is in _____ Province. A. Qinghai B. Yunnan C. Sichuan
2. The river’s delta enters _____ . A. the East China Sea B. the Yellow Sea C. the South China Sea
The main idea of each paragraph:
P1 Take a great bike trip along the
P2 Different attitudes between them
P3 The preparation before the trip &
details about Mekong River.
Read the text again, and fill in
the following chart.
Their dream Wang Wei’s suggestion
To take a long bike trip To find the source and begin there Both of them bought expensive bikes, got their cousins to join them and researched in the atlas in the library
It begins at an altitude of more than Why is it such a 5,000 metres where it is hard to difficult journey? breathe and very cold
True or False
( F ) 1. Dao Wei and Yu Huang belong to the Han nationality.
( T ) 2. Some of the Dai live in Western Yunnan. ( F ) 3. The Mekong River is in China and it includes the Lancang River.
( T ) 4. Although it is not easy to travel
along the Mekong River, Wang Wei
insisted on doing so. ( F ) 5. The Tibetan Mountain where the
Mekong River begins is 5,000
Wang Kun and Wang Wei have _________ about taking a great bike trip. when they dreamed graduated __________ from college. They _______ to decided cycle _____ along the Mekong River with their cousins ________. Wang Wei is very _________. determined stubborn Once she is __________ to do something she will never _______ her change Although it mind. is difficult to travel along the Mekong River insisted by bike, she ________ that they find the source ________ of the river and begin their journey there.
Wang Kun and his sister after graduating thought of the idea bought bicycles journey begin middle school got the chance to cycle the Mekong River
got sb. interested in at an altitude of
change one’s mind
in the library
Make a plan for your trip
1. Where are you going to? 2. How are you going to...? 4. When are you leaving? 5. What are you going to take with you? 6. Where are you staying? 7. How long are you staying in…? 8. When are you coming back?
1. Read the text again and find the
useful words and expressions.
2. Retell the text using your own
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