Book 9 Module3 The Qin Tomb and the Terracotta Warriors Reading and vocabulary (1)
Learning aims and demands: 1. Get the meanings of some words by using the guessing skills and predict w
hat the passage talks about; 2. Understand the general idea of the text, and most of the students understand the details of the text; 3. Make a presentation about ancient China; 4. Understand the history and cultural meaning of the text. Teaching procedures: Step1. Lead-in Step2. Fast Reading Find the main idea for each paragraph. ( a ) the discovery of the warriors ( b ) the men who made the warriors ( c ) description of what the warriors look like ( d ) why the writer is at the site ( e ) Emperor Qin Shihuang and his tomb ( f ) how the warriors were made
The main idea of the whole text:___________________________________. Step3. Careful Reading ★Answer the following questions according to para.1. 1. What does the writer do? 2. What is he doing at the site? 3. Does he feel bored with the work? Why? Fill in the blanks: Note: He is an _____________ student from London and is _______ ___ the site, ______ all day. Although he feels ____, he ________ himself as ____. Because he was ________ from about 600 students to come and work here. ★Read para.2 and find out what the writer already knew about Qin Shihuang and the QinTomb. A _______ ruler A ______ man The first emperor to________ China over 2000 years ago. He ______ thousands of people and ordered workers to _________his underground tomb. It took_________ workers ___ years to build. It was said to contain great _________. But it is dangerous to enter. Why? ★Read para.3 and find out how the warriors were discovered by filling the blanks.
In _____, some farmers______ ______ a well ______one of them ____ ____the head of a clay warrior. There were _______ of them. They were made because Emperor Qin Shihuang wanted an army to ______him in the _____ life. ★Read para.4 and find out what the warriors look like by filling the table. The whole army Stand_____ ________, Look as _____as Wear ______ possible and as uniforms which were painted many different_______ depending on their _______in the army. ★Read para.5 and find out how the soldiers were made. All were built using ______ _______ method. The legs were made of ______ ________. The other body parts were made_________ and were _______ inside. The different parts were then _______together. Other facial parts and features were then made and _____ ____. ★Read para.5 and find out who made the warriors. The name of the man who made each soldier is inscribed _________ ____ ____ ______.
Faces and hairstyles
Soldiers each have different facial ____________, with many different _________ and ______ of caps.
all_________ _______as most and ready for __________. soldiers today.
Step4. Discussion: ★ What do we learn about the writer? Describe his personality. ★ What do we learn about Emperor Qin Shihuang? What do you think of him? ★ If you have a chance to work here as a volunteer, would you like to come? Why? Step5. Role-play Make up a dialogue in pairs. Suppose you are a tourist and you are asking Martin, a volunteer, something about his work/ life on the site of the terracotta warriors. You can begin like this: Tourist: How long have you been working on this site? Martin: Only two weeks. Tourist: …… Step6. Summary Homework: 1. Write a short passage to show your opinion towards the construction of the terracotta warriors. 2. Learn more information about Emperor Qin Shihuang and the terracotta warriors from books and the Internet.
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