# BOOK 3 Module 6 Cultural Corner

Module 6 Old and New
Cultural Corner

Sean

Taipei 101

Petronas Towers

Sears Tower

Jin Mao Building

International Finance Centre

CITIC Plaza

Shun Hing Square

Central Plaza

Ten years has passed.

Let's have a look at the new world.

Do you know this new world tallest building?

828 m

To p
10

Building
Zifeng Tower

City
Nanjing PRC

conti -nent
Asia

Height
450 m 1,476 ft

stor Year -eys
89 2009

9

Petronas Tower 2 kuala lumpur

Malaysia

Asia

452 m
452 m

1,483 ft
1,483 ft

88

1998

8

Petronas Tower 1 kuala lumpur

Malaysia

Asia

88

1998

7

International Commerce Centre

HongKong PRC

Asia

484 m

1,588 ft

118

2010

6

Shanghai World Financial Center

Shanghai PRC

Asia

492 m

1,614 ft

101

2008

T o p
5

Building
Taipei 101

City
Taipei PRC
New York the US Mekka Saudi Arabia Shanghai PRC

continent
Asia

Height
508 m 1,667 ft

storYear eys
101 2004

4

America 541 m 1,776 ft

104

2013

3

Makkah Clock Royal Tower

Asia

601 m 1,971 ft

120

2012

2

Asia

632 m 2,073 ft

128

2014

1

Burj Khalifa

Dubai UAE

Asia

828 m 2,717 ft

163

2010

following questions.

What is the tallest building in the world?
What is the tallest building in mainland?

What is the tallest building in the US?
What is the second tallest building in the US?

questions.
1. How many of the World’s Top 10 tallest buildings

are in China?
6 of them. 2. How high is the Sears Tower in Chicago? 442 m. 3. In which year was Jin Mao Building in

Shanghai built?
In 1999.

the Empire State Building

Read and find out the related information about the following figures. 102 The Empire State Building is 102 storeys high.

1931

It was completed in May 1931.

6,500 The whole building has 6,500 windows.

5
500

From the observatory at the top, on a clear day you can see 5 US states. Lightning strikes the Empire State Building about 500 times a year.

Choose the best answer according to the passage.
1 .The writer’s purpose in writing this text is to A ____. A. share some information about the Empire State

Building
B. tell readers to visit the Empire State Building

C. describe the events happening to the Empire
State Building

D. introduce the tallest buildings in the world

2. Which of the following is TRUE according to the
passage?______ C

A. The building was as weighty as the earth that was
dug out for the construction. B. Facts have proved that the Empire State Building remains the tallest building in the USA. C. From the observatory at the top of the building

you can see five US states on a clear day.
D. The Empire State Building was built to make people have a better view of the city.

Language points: Point out and explain some difficulties in the passage. 1. in the 1990s and in the twenty-first century 2. in the construction of the building 3. on a clear day

4. on a foggy day
5. The building has 102 storeys.

1. It was the tallest building in the world until the
World Trade Centre was built in New York in 1972.

until conj. 直到??
until与till 表示“直到”之意，引导时间状语从句。

He waited until/till his mother came back.

【拓展】 not…until句式的强调句型: It is / was not until…that…。例如：

(1) I didn’t notice it until yesterday. （改为强调句）
It was not until yesterday that I noticed it.

(2) I didn’t feel happy until I saw Mary. （改为强调

【真题在线】 Not until he went through real hardship _____the love we have for our families is important. （2013· 福建高考） A. had he realized B. did he realize C. he realized D. he had realized 【解析】选B。考查倒装。句意：直到他经历了真正的 艰难困苦，他才意识到我们对家庭的爱是重要的。not until属于否定意义的词，放在句首，主句要用部分倒 装，根据句意可知realize这一动作应发生在went through之后，故用一般过去时，因此选B。

2. lightning n. 闪电 Lightning strikes the Empire State Building about 500 times a year. 每年帝国大厦遭雷电袭击约达500次。 lightning rod 避雷针

a flash of lightning 一道闪电

3. strike v. （1）打, 击 He struck the table with his fist. 他用拳头击桌子。

(2) (疾病、痛苦、灾害等)侵袭 It was not long before the typhoon struck again. 不久台风又袭击而来。 (3) 划(火柴) The little girl struck a match. 这个小女孩擦亮了一根火柴。

(4) 突然想到，突然发现

It struck me that there was no one at home.

【即学即练】

It _____ me that I might have met the man
somewhere else.

A. occurs

B. strikes

C. happens

D. takes

【解析】选B。句意：我突然想起我有可能在某个

4. crash v.碰撞；坠毁，飞机失事；（计算机）死机
n.碰撞；坠落；撞击声；爆炸声 In 1945, a US military plane, which was flying over Manhattan on a foggy day , crashed into the building just above the 78th floor. 【拓展】 with a crash 轰隆（哗啦、咔嚓）一声 crash into/through 把??撞碎；撞到（进）?? go crashing into 冲进??

The plane crashed into the skyscraper on Sept. 11. 9月11号那天，飞机轰然撞到摩天大楼上。 The car hit the tree with a crash, causing two deaths and one injury. 汽车轰隆一声撞到树上，导致两死一伤。 The system crashed this morning, so we haven’t been

able to do anything.

1. —When did he meet his wife for the first time？ —It was _____ he came back from Africa that year _____ he met his wife.

A. when; then
C. not; until

B. not until; that
D. only; when

2.The shop will be closed for further repairs ____
further notice.

A. with

B. until

C. for

D. at

Homework

A good medicine tastes bitter.

Khalifa Tower

Khalifa Tower
Height storeys Year 828 m

2,717 ft
163

2010

Shanghai World Financial

Center

Shanghai World
Financial Center Height storeys Year 632 m 2,073 ft 128 2014

Makkah Clock
Royal Tower

Makkah Clock Royal Tower Height storeys Year 601 m 1971 ft 120 2012

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