Welcome to our class
north of China
east of china
?Hint 1. It’s a coastal city , which is beautiful and clean. ?Hint 2. It Guesswork: is lo
cated in Fujian province. ?Hint 3. ItWhichthe title of the enjoys city is National Garden City (国家园林城市) . it? ?Hint 4. It is famous for the Gulangyu Island.
1.It is in the southeast of China;
2.It is a seaside city;
3.It has a famous Island ----Gu Langyu Island. Xiamen
What do you know about Xiamen?
Have you ever been to this city?
What do you know about it?
great southern pillar
Southern Putuo Temple
Tianzhu mountain forest park
A Lively City
people local products architecture If you had a chance to live in a big city, what do you think you would want to economy know?
Step 1:Fast reading
Which of the following subjects are included in this passage?
location climate history people local products environment economy district traffic interesting places
Step 2: Careful Reading
1.Read the passage carefully to find out the detailed characteristic about Xiamen the text introduced.
Location Climate Tourists Business district Western district Gulangyu Island Impression of Xiamen
Location: on the southeastern coast of China Climate: pretty hot and wet in summer; cold in winter Tourists: a lot of tourists a nuisance in summer Business 1.huge apartment block; high rent district: 2.high-rise buildings 3. shopping malls
most interesting part
Impression of Xiamen:
attractive ;lively; friendly
2. Choose the correct answer.
1). John Martin is visiting _____. a (a) Xiao Li’s hometown (b) a town near where Xiao Li lives (c) a shopping mall 2). Xiao Li lives _____. b (a) on the island of Gulangyu (b) in Xiamen (c) in a town to the northwest of Xiamen 3). John and Xiao Li are ____. b (a) at Xiao Li’s home (b) driving around the city in a car (c) on a train
3. Read the dialogue again and decide if the following statements are true or false.
T 1). John and Xiao Li haven’t seen each other for six years. T 2). Xiao Li enjoys living on the coast. F 3). John has never been to China before. He has seen quite a lot of China .
4). There are very few tourists in the northwest of Xiamen. F There are many tourists in the northwest of Xiamen. 5). There are a lot of new high-rise F buildings in Gulangyu Island. the business district 6). There are some interesting buildings
on Gulangyu island.
Words and expressions
?Choose the best answers.
1. Fortunate means _______. B A. sad B. lucky
2. Pretty hot means _______. A A. very hot B. too hot 3. Bother you means _____. B A. amuse you B. give you problems
4. Nuisance means ______. B A. amusing B. causing problems 5. Shopping mall means _____. A A. shopping centre B. small shops 6. Gorgeous means _______. A A. lovely B. boring 7. Starving means ______. B A. excited B. very hungry
Now listen to the tape about the text Carefully to get further understanding of the text.
Please retell （重述） the whole passage.
John is visiting Xiao Li’s ___________, one hometown interesting of the most ____________ cities ___ the coast. on It’s very _____ and everyone is friendly Xiao ________. lively Li lives in the northwest of Xiamen. It is ___________ ____ and ____ in summer, but quite _____ in hot wet cold winter. In summer, many tourists come to ________ Xiamen . The business district where Xiao Li lives is very _________. There are a lot of newly built modern _____________________ and great high-rise buildings ________________, the western district is near shopping malls the _________ and it has some pretty parks. harbour You could also see the ___________ island with gorgeous some interesting ______________. architecture
Make a dialogue in pairs with the hints and attractive adjectives given below to talk about your peaceful/quiet/noisy location hometown lovely lively friendly climate modern fascinating environment huge small people Energetic beautiful interesting places gorgeous amazing specialty (特产) pretty hot/cold /wet/dry
local flavor (风味 小吃)
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