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Sandstorms in Asia Reading
Teaching Objectives (教学目标)
? 1. Knowledge Objective: To get a general understanding of the text; ? 2. Ability Objective: To master some reading skills and use the new words and sentence structures; ? 3. Emotion and Values: To arouse (激发) an awareness(意识)in protecting our environment.

Task 1: A Live Interview (现场采访)
? Requirements: ? 1. As audience, we should be good listeners; ? 2. As for the performers, I hope you are able to speak clearly and loudly.

An Interview
A citizen from Zibo

Ren Jianbo from Inner Mongolia

Miss Zhuang, a public servant from Beijing Government

Huang Xiaomei

Expert

Questions
1.According to the interview, who has experienced sandstorms? 2. According to the experts, what should we do to prevent sandstorms?

Task 2: Fast Reading
? Read the text quickly and find the main idea of each paragraph.

Match the main idea with each paragraph
? ? ? ? ? ? Para.1 Para.2 Para.3 Para.4 Para.5 Para.6 a. the description of sandstorms b. the causes of sandstorms c. a major disaster in Asia d. the effects of sandstorms e. the government’s measures f. the forecast and suggestions

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Careful Reading
Read the text carefully and choose the correct answers. (1) Sandstorms are strong winds carrying ____ through the air. A. dirt and mud B. rain and heat C. sand and dust D. cloud and snow (2) What do the experts advise people to do when a sandstorm arrives in the city? A. Don’t go out B. Don’t wear masks. C. Don’t go to work as usual. D. Don’t ride bicycles

(3) The factors that cause land to be desert are ____. A.cutting down trees B. digging up grass C. climate changes D. all of the above (4) From the last paragraph, we know ____. A.the government is taking measures to prevent sandstorms. B. the distance between the desert and the center of Beijing is only 250 kilometers. C. more than 30 million trees have been planted in Beijing . D. the government won’t plant trees any more in

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Task 3: Fill in the blanks

Sandstorms have been a major ______for many Asian countries for centuries. Sandstorms are strong, dry winds that carry sand. ? Sandstorms are increasing nowadays as a result of_____________. This is a process that happens when land becomes desert because of climate changes and because people _____________trees and dig up grass. ? When sandstorms_______ Beijing, citizens wake up to an orange sky and strong winds. Moreover, the traffic moves slowly. The strength of it sometimes __________people, so experts advise people not to go out. If we have to, we’d better_______ a mask. To prevent it coming nearer, the government is planting trees.
disaster; desertification; cut down; affect; surprises; wear

Summary: The Structure of the Text
? 1.What is the problem in Asia? ? 2. Why sandstorms often affect these areas? ? 3. What are the effects of sandstorms? ? 4. How should we do to prevent sandstorms? ? What-Why-How (This text is a good example for you to imitate)

Task 4 Retelling 复述
Step 1: Problem
? 沙尘暴一直是许多亚洲国家面临的 主要灾难。 ? Sandstorms have been a ______________ .
? 沙尘暴是夹带沙尘的强烈而干燥的 风。 ? Sandstorms ____________winds that________.

Step 2: Causes
? 由于沙漠化,沙尘暴近年来有增多 趋势。 ? Sandstorms are increasing nowadays ____________.

? 由于气候变化,人们砍伐树木挖草, 土地就变成了沙漠。 ? Land becomes desert because of _______ and because _______________________.

Step 3: Effects and Measures
? 当沙尘暴侵袭北京时,人们醒来 就看到昏黄的天空。When sandstorms _________, citizens wake up to ____________. ? 此外,车辆也开得很慢。 ? Moreover, _________________. ? 因此专家建议人们不要外出。 so experts ____________. 为阻止沙尘暴的逼近,政府计划多 种树。 ? To prevent it coming nearer, the government __________.

Task 5: Group Work
Tree Planting Day is coming. Design a poster that encourages people to look after the environment.

☆Firstly, think about a headline or slogan(标语)
for your poster. Secondly, find some pictures that you can stick on your poster, or you can draw some pictures by yourself. Also, you can list some things we can do in our everyday life.

Thank you!


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