Module 6 Old and New
Jin Mao Building
International Finance Centre
Shun Hing Square
Ten years has passed.
Let's have a look at the new world.
Do you know this new world tallest building?
450 m 1,476 ft
stor Year -eys
Petronas Tower 2 kuala lumpur
Petronas Tower 1 kuala lumpur
International Commerce Centre
Shanghai World Financial Center
T o p
New York the US Mekka Saudi Arabia Shanghai PRC
508 m 1,667 ft
World Trade Center
America 541 m 1,776 ft
Makkah Clock Royal Tower
麦加皇家钟塔饭店 Shanghai World Financial Center 上海环球金融中心
601 m 1,971 ft
632 m 2,073 ft
828 m 2,717 ft
Read the table on Page 59 andAnswer the
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?
Read the table on Page 59 andAnswer the following
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
the Empire State Building
Read and find out the related information about the following figures. 102 The Empire State Building is 102 storeys high.
It was completed in May 1931.
6,500 The whole building has 6,500 windows.
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
B. tell readers to visit the Empire State Building
C. describe the events happening to the Empire
D. introduce the tallest buildings in the world
2. Which of the following is TRUE according to the
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??
He waited until/till his mother came back.
他一直等到妈妈回来。 I won’t leave here until you ask me to. 你叫我走我才走。
【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
句） It was not until I saw Mary that I felt happy.
【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。
It struck me that there was no one at home.
It _____ me that I might have met the man
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 ____
Get more information about the world’s top 10 tallest buildings（2004).
A good medicine tastes bitter.
Height storeys Year 828 m
Shanghai World Financial
Financial Center Height storeys Year 632 m 2,073 ft 128 2014
Makkah Clock Royal Tower Height storeys Year 601 m 1971 ft 120 2012
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