Unit 3 life in the future
How do you go to school every day? Subway Bus
from ancient times to modern society
Housing Clothing E
ducation Eating Communication Transportation
Eating raw food Made fire from drilling the wood钻燧取火
We are now much richer and happier, for we have many kinds of electric appliances:
Today’s Food: sandwich
Business & Money:
Can you tell any other means of transportation and its advantages?
A private company named “ Space Adventures”, plans 100 million tour around the moon.
Theory of Relativity, proposed by Einstein, is the theoretical foundation of time traveling.
Now think about what changes you might expect to find in the next one thousand year. Fill in the chart on P17.
AD 2011 :modern China
Finance and currency
Cars, trains, boats, airplanes, bicycles Office,factory,construction,farmi ng and service
Languages Chinese and English Location of settlement
On the earth
AD 300_: your ideas spacecraft, time travel, personal flying cars or bikes At home using advanced ,interactive computers and people will see each other.
One global currency-maybe the yuan as China will be the largest global exporter.
Finance and currency
One global language-perhaps Chinese Languages or still English.
Location of on the earth; in space stations; settlement under the sea ; on the moon
AD 2011 :modern China
Air:could be improved in cities.
Nursery ;schools;university. Flats;houses;concrete;wood
Post office ;telephone;Internet.
AD 300_: your ideas
Environment Very poor;need to recycle all waste;control the use of cars.Climates of the earth will very hot. Education Students can learn all the new technologies. Houses Built into the ground as the surface of the earth is so hot.
Communica- Video telephone, mobiles,computer tion
1. Listen carefully and tell what the main idea of the passage is? Li Qiang’s first impressions about the future world.
2.Summarise the main idea of each paragraphy.
para.1 Before getting into the time capsule. Para.2 In the capsule. Para.3 When they arrived in the future. Para 4 In a strange looking house.
(para.1~2) 1)Who wrote the letter and to whom was the letter written? Where did the E-mail come (from? From Li Qiang to his parents; From GreatAdventureSpaceStation.com)
2)Why could Li Qiang have the tothat travel (Because of chance the prize he won ) into the future? “time , uncertain) 3)(unsettled, How did he feel lag” about the time travel?
4)How was he transported into the future? How was the journey?
(In a time capsule; safe, comfortable, steady, fast)
(para.3~4) Read the two paragraphs and describe the changes to life in AD 3005. Air quality lack of oxygen, wearing masks Transport
Towns Houses hovering carriages(气垫车) busy, look like a large market trees, furniture in floor
Now try to find out what happened
to Li Qiang before, during and after the journey.
Before the journey
nervous and Li felt ______ unsettled ______ at first, as a result he suffered time lag from _______.
Li was transported safely into the future capsule in a time ________.
During the journey(1)
During the journey(2)
Confused by the new __________ surroundings, Li was hit by the _____ lack of fresh air and his head ached. ______.
After the journey(1)
Arriving home Li was showed ______ into a large bright, clean room green wall, a with a ______ brown _____ floor and soft lighting. _____
After the journey(2)
Exhausted he __________, slid into bed and fell fast _____ asleep ________.
Read the passage in detail Try to fill in the table in Ex. 1
Time travel Transport Houses
Can travel to as you wish
After-effects of travel Disorganized; difficult to find way Short of space Easy to get lost
different times Can move swiftly Save living space markets
Towns Busy; look like
Own family oxygen Poor quality in public places supply
What’s the writer’s attitude towards the future, optimistic or pessimistic? How do you know?
We know that from the following sentences:
1. Confused by the new surroundings, I was hit by the lack of the fresh air. 2. Exhausted, I slid into bed and fell fast asleep. 3. Worried about the journey, I was unsettle for the first few days.
Make a telephone conversation
between Li Qiang and his mother, according to the text
Finish “ learning about language” on P19.
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