Pre-reading and Reading
Unit 3 Travel Journal
Can you guess what the names of these rivers are?
Yangtze Yellow Nile
Discuss in groups of four and match the great rivers with their locations(位 置) in the world in the following form.
The great rivers in the world
Names of river Lancang River Seine[sein]塞纳河 Nile Kongo刚果 Amazon亚马逊河 Mississippi Thames ]泰晤士河
Location(位置) England Egypt Central Africa the US France China Brazil
travel along a river to irrigate(灌溉)their fields
How do people who live beside a river make use of it?
to make electricity
List the countries that the Mekong River flows through.
Reading Journey down the Mekong
Listen to the tape and get the main idea of each paragraph :
Para.1 Wang Kun and Wang Wei’s dream. Para.2 Wang Wei is stubborn. Para.3 Preparing for their trip.
Discuss the text in details.
Wang Kun and ___sister Wang Wei are his ____ dreaming about_____________________. taking a great bike trip
Where and How
They have the idea to cycle _____the Mekong ___ along River from ______ it where begins towhere it ends ______ _____ _____.
What can they see during the journey?
It begins in a glacier on aTibetan ______ ______ mountain _________.
Then, it______ quickly. It becomes moves ______ as it passes through deepvalleys _____. rapids
Sometimes, the river becomes a waterfall _______ wide valleys and enters ____ _____.
At last, the river _____ enters delta the South China Sea.
1.What are Wang Kun and Wang Wei’s idea of a good trip?
Their idea was to take a great bike trip.
2. Who planed the trip to the Mekong?
3. Where is the source of the Mekong River and which sea does it enter?
The source of the river is in Qinghai Province and it enters the South China Sea.
4. What can you see when you travel along the Mekong? You can see glacier, rapids ,hills, valleys, waterfalls and plains. 5. The journey would begin at an altitude of more than 5,000 meters, where it is hard to breathe and very cold.
Some proverbs : 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。
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