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人教新课标版高一必修4 Unit 5 Theme parks全单元教案

人教新课标版高一必修 4Unit 5 Theme parks 全单元教案
教学目的和要求 (Teaching aims and demands) 类别 话 Entertainment: different types of theme parks; theme parks in different cultures. 题 theme amuse amusement various variety shuttle charge admission profit souvenir 词 athletic brand equipment sneaker minority fantasy settler experiment advance advanced technique test cloth jungle creature volunteer translator 汇 come to life get close to 问路 功 (Asking the, way): It's about 10 minutes' walk. It's about 200 metres away. Over there is the .... Down, the path you can see .... 课程标准要求掌握的项目

How far is / are ...? How can we get to ....? It's just behind the ....

Can / Could you tell / show me where....?

Go down this path; and turn left / right at the first crossing. 构词法 (Word formation): 1. 合成法 (Compounding): 语 watermelon, kind-hearted, downtown, life-size, handsome, hardworking, ice cream 2. 派生法 (Derivation): 法 前缀:supermarket, disagree, enlarge, unfair, subway, mini-skirt 后缀:amusement, settler, imagination, admission, careful, clearly

一、教学内容分析 本单元的话题是―主题公园‖,教师可以从学生身边的或熟知的主题公园谈起,帮助学生 对这一话题有个较为全面的了解。 ―热身‖(Warming Up)与―读前‖(Pre-reading)部分,先以图片呈现不同风格的主题公园,引 起学生兴趣,然后提出问题,便于学生小组讨论。 ―阅读‖(Reading)部分内容有趣,易于理解。作者不仅讲述了主题乐园与普通公园的异同



以及各种类型的主题公园,还指出了人们不仅可以在主题公园中使自己身心放松并得到娱 乐,同时还可以从娱乐中获得知识和必要的体验。 (Comprehending)部分,通过释读题目(THEME PARKS-FUN AND MORE THAN FUN), 明确建造主题公园的目的,帮助学生加深对本单元主题的理解。 ―语言学习‖(Learning about Language)部分,涉及阅读中的重点词汇,归纳、介绍了一些 构词法知识,如合成法、派生法(前缀、后缀) ,对于学生有效的记忆词汇、了解英语词汇 的构成会有一定的帮助。 ―语言运用‖(Using Language)部分,通过听、读和说、写的训练,介绍了深圳的中华民 俗文化村、 法国的―观测未来‖ (FUTUROSCOPE) 科技主题公园, 让学生在情景中运用语言, 同时了解不同文化背景、不同类型的主题公园,拓宽视野。写作部分要求学生以义务导游的 身份自选一个主题乐园,写一篇介绍短文;说的部分、要求学生以―问路‖为题,进行角色扮 演。这些为学生提供了更多使用本单元所学语言的情景和机会。 ―小结‖(Summing Up)部分要求学生就本单元的话题、 词汇和结构三个方面进行归纳和总 结。 本单元语法部分的构词法对于英语词汇学习有着重要的意义。 可以结合学生用书附录中 有关构词法的语法材料,小结合成法、派生法和转义法。 ―学习建议‖(Learning Tip)部分提醒学生注意在公园等场所的英语标志或说明, 抓住一切 机会提高阅读能力,并比较汉语和英语的差别。 本单元所涉及的要点是: (一)了解主题公园与一般公园的异同,以及主题公园半个世纪来的发展。懂得主题公 园带给人们的不仅仅是娱乐,还有各种各样的知识和激动人心的新体验。 (二)学习掌握本单元教学目的和要求中所列的词汇。 (三)复习:掌握常用的―问路‖用语。 (四)复习归纳基本的构词法。 (五)运用本单元所学,发挥想象,完成一篇介绍某主题公园的短文。 Teaching Aims To help students develop their reading ability. To help students learn about Theme parks. Procedures I. Warming up Warming up by discussing


Lead in Good morning, class.Have you ever been to parks? If you have, why do you go there? Look at the pictures and ask :What kind of park is it, a traditional park or a theme park? There are many kinds of theme parks in the world. Look at the pictures of some world parks in your textbooks and imagine what you may do there. Look at the screen and listen to me telling you about them. Get to know some parks. Today we are going to visit theme parks. But first what do you think a theme park is? With a classmate discuss what you might do in a theme park. There are also many kinds of theme parks in China. Would you please name some you know? Which one of parks above mentioned would you like to visit most if you are given a chance? Give your reasons. Warming up telling experiences Nice to see you again, boys and girls. As you have all travelled somewhere before I shall ask two of you at random to tell the class about their travel experiences. (For reference: Visiting Disney World was a childhood dream of mine, and I was able to realise it last year. It is not a place I could live in, but it definitely has magic… One of the best parts was that I was able to interact with most of the Disney characters, even though their appearance and mannerisms varied from the Disney comic books I read. A few select pictures are included here, but my recommendation if you're taking a kid is to make sure they get some time with the characters. I can't think of anything cooler. ) Homework 1.Learn the new words by heart 2.Preview :Reading (THEME PARKS ——FUN AND MORE THAN FUN) II. Pre-reading 1. Looking and saying What do you suppose a theme park is ? It is a kind of amusement park which has a certain theme – that the whole park is based on. Work in pairs. Look at the photos and theme parks and predict the contents of the text. When you are ready, join another pair and compare your predictions and the clues that helped you to make


the predictions. What do you think you can see in a theme park? buildings, castles, statues, rare animals and birds, and so on. What activities can we take in a theme park? (For reference: From the photos and title I guess that the text tells about Theme parks where you can joy yourselves and have fun with various activities… 2. Talking and sharing Work in groups of four. Tell your group mates what you know about theme parks. Then the group leader is to stand up and share your group idea with the class. Pair Work----Interview Has your partner ever tried any activity mentioned above? Why or why not? Which activity does your partner prefer in an amusement park? Why? (For reference: As you wander down Main street USA in the Magic Kingdom Park of Walt Disney World, you might stop and take a peek in the Main street Theatre. Here, Steamboat Willie shows how it all began depicting the first appearance of Mickey Mouse. At this point people usually stop for a bit, perhaps to rest from the hot Florida summer, laugh at Mickey's antics as he uses various animals as musical instruments (long before Beavis and Butthead were throwing cats in drying machines), and walk away amused and entertained. That was Walt Disney's primary goal. Today, people might consider the first cartoon featuring Mickey as art, along with a host of other creative works produced by people who work at Disney. Notable among them are Carl Barks and Don Rosa, whose works sell in the thousands. However, Walt Disney himself never thought that what he, and his employees, did was art: "I don't pretend to know anything about art. I make pictures for entertainment, and then the professors tell me what they mean." ) III. Reading 1.Reading aloud to the recording Ask the Ss :What is the meaning of the title ―Theme Park – Fun and more than fun‖?The title means that theme parks are fun to visit, but that they can also be educational and can offer useful information. 2.Skimming: Listen to the tape and find out the main idea (or topic sentence) of each paragraph.


Now please listen and read aloud to the recording of the text THEME PARKS ——FUN AND MORE THAN FUN. Pay attention to the pronunciation of each word and the pauses within each sentence. I will play the tape twice and you shall read aloud twice, too. 3. Reading to identify the topic sentence of each paragraph Skim the text and identify the topic sentence of each paragraph. You may find it either at the beginning, the middle or the end of the paragraph. (For reference: 1st paragraph: Parks provide people with a place to amuse themselves and to escape their busy lives for a while. 2nd paragraph: Many parks have been designed to provide entertainment. 3rd paragraph: Theme parks have a certain idea— a certain theme—that the whole park is based on. 4th paragraph: Some are history or culture theme parks. 5th paragraph: The oldest theme park in the world is Disneyland, built near Los Angeles, California in 1955. 6th paragraph: There are also science theme parks. ) 4.Reading and transferring information After your reading please fill in the form: Kinds of parks purposes Ways to meet this need


Provide people with a place to amuse Various ways ,such as providing themselves and to escape their busy life quiet for a while. places with trees and

lakes ,family can come to have a picnic

Theme parks

More than amusement

They have a variety of things to see and to do.

Read the text again to complete the table. What is the difference between a theme park and an ordinary park Differences Ordinary parks Theme parks




rides such as a Ferris wheel, a variety of things to see and do merry-go-round of a roller coaster


Usually not very large

huge places that visitors use shuttles to get round


no restaurants or hotels

restaurants, hotels and shops


charge little or none

charge for admission


sell no souvenirs

sell souvenirs in their shops

Various theme parks are mentioned in the passage . Then what are they ? With a partner ,find out the activities each theme park provides us with. 5.Reading and understanding difficult sentences As you have read the text times, you can surely tell which sentences are difficult to understand. Now put your questions concerning the difficult points to me the teacher. IV. Closing down Closing down by doing exercises To end the lesson you are to do the comprehending exercises No. 1, 2 and 3 on p 34. Closing down by having a discussion Do you lake a theme park? Why or why not? (For reference: All over the world people seek stimulating experiences to take their mind away from everyday troubles, and the United States is definitely no exception to this rule. Most of its residents have the money and time to entertain themselves as it pleases them -- and visiting amusement parks certainly does please them. ) Closing down by defining a theme park What is a theme park? Define it in your own words. Discuss three purposes for building theme parks and then fill in the form below. purpose Explanation




to entertain

There’re many rides to go on and shows to see.


to educate

Visitors can learn about history, cultures and science.

To make profits 3

Admission fees are charged, extra payment is required for rides and shows, and souvenirs and brand-name items are sold.

Give Ss a Summary by filling the blanks Post-reading Do you like the theme parks mentioned in the text ? If yes, which one ? If not , you can design your own theme park ,like chairman mao’s park, music theme park , fruits theme park , or even cell phone theme park, just be imaginative and design one and share with us, we would be happy to see your masterpiece. Reading and underlining Next you are to read and underline all the useful expressions or collocations in the passage. Copy them to your notebook after class as homework. Collocations from THEME PARKS ——FUN AND MORE THAN FUN provide sb. With sth., amuse oneself, escape one’s busy life for a while, share a purpose, find ways to do sth., meet one’s need, sit chatting, play games, listen to birds’ singing, relax a bit, have picnics, have fun, it costs some money to do sth., in recent decades, provide entertainment, use shuttles to get around, have a variety of things to see and do, charge money for doing sth., make a profit, sell souvenirs, advertisie sth. on television, have a certain idea, base sth. on sth., a sports theme park, involve sb. inphysical exercise, buy a brand of sports equipment, come to life, go for rides on animals, cook cultural foods, have pictures taken, chare admission, name sb. after sb./sth., a place of fantasy, get close to sth. /sb., take an active park in experiments, go on trips to space, use computer techniques to do sth.



Homework 1.Read the passage carefully and underline some words, phrases or sentences which you don’t understand. 2.Preview– learning about language IV.Learning about Language (Word formation) Aims To help students learn about word formation. To help students discover and learn to use some useful words and expressions. To help students discover and learn to use some useful structures. Procedures I. Warming up Warming up by discovering useful words and expressions Turn to page 35 and do exercises No. 1, 2 ,3 and 4 first. Check your answers against your classmates’. II. Learning about Word formation Some words can be guessed by looking for smaller words within them. These are called compound words. Examples of compound nouns are theme park, fantasyland and English-speaking. Find out three types of compound nouns in the reading passage. The basic part of any word is the root; to it, you can add a prefix at the beginning and/or a suffix at the end to change the meaning. For example, in the word "unflattering," the root is simply "flatter," while the prefix "un-" makes the word negative, and the suffix "-ing" changes it from a verb into an adjective (specifically, a participle). English itself does not use prefixes as heavily as it once did, but many English words come from Latin, which uses prefixes and suffixes (you can use the word affix to refer either to a prefix or a suffix) quite extensively. For example, the words "prefix," "suffix," and "affix" themselves are all formed from "fix" by the used of prefixes:
? "ad" (to) + "fix" (attached) = "affix" ? "pre" (before) + "fix" = "prefix" ? "sub" (under) + "fix" = "suffix"


Note that both the "-d" of "ad" and the "-b" of "sub" change the last letter. Here are some of the most common Latin prefixes (for the meanings of the Latin roots, look up the words in a good dictionary): ab (away) abrupt, absent, absolve ad (to) adverb, advertisment, afflict in (not) incapable, indecisive, intolerable inter (between, among) intercept, interdependent, interprovincial intra (within) intramural, intrapersonal, intraprovincial pre (before) prefabricate, preface prefer post (after) postpone, postscript, postwar sub (under) submarine, subscription, suspect trans (across) transfer, transit, translate III. Ready used materials for Word formation 了解了英语构词法是迅速扩大词汇量的有效途径之一。英语中有转化法、合成法、缀合法、 派生法等构词方式, 这里我们将向您陆续讲解比较常用的几种, 希望对您的英语学习有所帮 助。 首先,来介绍一下构词法中的几个基本概念: 词根(base,boot) :指同根词共有的可以辨认的部分。 例如:philanthropist(慈善家)、anthropoid(类人的) 、misanthropist(厌世者) 、anthropology (人类学)这几个词中的词根 anthropo-(人)就很容易辨认出来。 词干(stem) :是未经词形变化的原词。 前缀(prefix)和后缀(suffix):原是独立的词或词根,由于经常缀在别的词或词根的前后, 辅助中心意义,渐渐就失去了独立的意义和形式,而成为附加的构词部分。 例如:co-(with)就是一个常见的前缀。通常把带有前后缀的新词叫做合成词,也有人把带有 后缀的词叫做派生词。把一个词从一种词类转成另一种词类,可以用缀合法,如 red adj. (红 的)—to redden v. 变红) 可以用改变词根的元音或辅音的办法, ( ; 即元级派生法, food n.(食 如 物)—to feed v.(喂饭) ;也可以原封不动,转成其他词类,如 pale adj.(苍白的)——to pale v. (脸变白) ,即转化法。 这里,我们先来看看―转化法‖中名词转成动词的一些例子。 He filmed the story. / He reproduced the story on a film.他把这篇小说拍成电影。


人身器官名称,用作动词,表示使用这种器官的动作。 例如: shouldered his way through the crowd. (他用肩膀从人群中挤过去) 此外, to cheek He 如 (厚着脸说)、to finger (摸索)、to hand a person(用手领着)等。 盛具或衣物的名称,用作动词,表示―盛‖或者―装入‖。 例如:He pocketed his book and pen. (他把钢笔、本子装进衣袋子)以及 to bottle(装瓶)、to can (装罐)、to sack (装在袋里)。 表示地点的名词用作动词也有类似用法: corner( 逼在角落)、 island(隔离)、 nursery(放 to to to 在温室里)等等。 除此之外,还有动词、副词、助动词等转化成名词的用法,我们来看一些例子: On another run they failed to see the boat.他们第二次去的时候没有找到那只船。 ins and outs (来龙去脉) back and forth(问答) a must ( 必不可少的事) many ifs(许多条件) 动词加副词转化为名词的例子也很多:Break-down(垮)、get-together(聚会)、set-back(挫折)、 wash-out(废物)等。 另外,形容词有时候也可以转成名词,如:the greens(青菜)、great sillies(大蠢人) 下面,我们来学习一下―合成法(composition)‖。 凡是由两个或两个以上的构词成分,合成一个词,而其中每个成分又可以独立为词的,叫做 合成词(compounds),而这种构词法,叫做合成法。比如:coal-mine(煤矿)、man-made(人 造的)。 合成词的特有含义,不受词中各个成分连结方式的影响,它的写法由习惯而定,可以写在一 起, blackbird(画眉);可以用连词符号连接, turn-coat(叛徒); 如 如 也可以分开写, black list(黑 如 名单)。注意,分开写的合成词,不仅仅在意义上,即使在形式上,也和词组有区别。比如 black sea 里的 black,不是独立的形容词,不能说 very black sea。合成词各个成分之间关系 千变万化,分类也有很多种,这里就合成词的词性,分类举例说明: 1.合成名词 名词+名词:前面的名词说明后面的名词,中心意义由后面的名词表达,比如,同是 book, 可以有 account book,hand-book,note-book 等等。前面的名词可以表示人、物、性别、器 具、 地点、 时间、 比喻对象等等。 如: eye-shot(视力范围)、 buck-rabbit 公兔) night-school(夜 ( 、 校)、baby-husband(小女婿)等等。 形容词+名词:这类词意义关系一目了然,有时候是实指,有时候是指物而拟人。如 Blueprints(蓝图),big hat(大人物),double-face(两面派)等等。


动名词+名词:动名词表示行为或状态的改变,名词往往表示所用的器物,地名等等,如 consulting-room(诊室) ,writing-desk(写字台) 。 动词+名词:往往由短语动词变成,或者是转化与合成的结合,如 pickpocket(扒手), turn-coat(叛徒)等等。 名词+动名词: 很普遍, 有时甚至可以随意构造, book-learning 书本知识) word-making(构 如 ( , 词)等等。 前置词+名词:意义关系和―形容词+名词‖类型相似:after-effects(后果),by-product(副产品) 等等。 另外,国名的组合,有时候用―拉丁语+英语‖的方式,如 Afro-Asian People's Conference( 亚 非会议)、Sino-Japanese War(中日战争) 2. 合成形容词 3. 形容词+名词:形容词和名词连用,原是短语,用做定语。固定下来,成为形容词,有 的还只是 nonce-words,也有合成名词作定语或转成形容词的情形: full-time worker 全 如 ( 职工) 、long-range gun(远程炮)等。 4. 形容词+形容词:这类词不算多,前面的形容词大都进一步说明后面的形容词,如: light-blue(浅蓝)、dead-alive(半死不活)。 5. 名词+过去分词:有被动意味,名词相当于前置词宾语,表示工具,行为者等, 如:man-made(人造的),moth-eaten(虫蛀的)。 6. 名词+现在分词: 有主动意味, 名词大都相当于行为的宾语, English-speaking people(说 如: 英语的人),peace-loving(热爱和平的) 7. 形容词+现在分词:有主动意味,形容词相当于表语或者定语,如 eager-seeming(样子急 切),easy-going(随和的) 副词+分词:如 half-baked(幼稚的),far-seeing(有远见的) 副词+形容词:over-anxious(过急),all-round athlete(全能选手) 名词+形容词:名词大都作比喻的对象,如 cock-sure(自恃),paper-thin(薄如纸) 3.合成动词 合成动词大都是由―副词+动词‖组成的,这里―副词‖多半表示动作的方向、程度等等。 如:out 表示超过 to outnumber(超过数目)to out-talk(压过别人的声音) ;under 表示 不足、在下 to underdevelop(发育不全)to underestimate(估计不足)to underline(行 下划线)等等。


4.叠声合成词 由同一个词重复, 或稍加声音变化重叠而成。 这类词往往是加重语气因而常带有感情色 彩,比方,嘲讽。例:goody-goody(假殷勤)so so(不怎么样)wish wash(乏味的饮 料)等等。 5.句式合成词 整个句子当作一个词用, 有的已经固定下来, 例如 pick-me-up (兴奋剂) what's-his-name , (某某人) 。整个句子用作形容词的现象比较普遍,把复杂的概念揉成单纯的限制语使 行文紧凑。A let-bygones-be-bygones manner(一种―过去的就算了吧‖的态度) an if-you-would-only-be-guided-by-me expression(一种―要是你肯听了我的话够多好‖的神 气) 我们接着来学习构词法中的第三类——―缀合法‖,分前缀和后缀两部分来讲解。 前缀 有些词根或单词,由于经常放在别的词根或单词前面使用,经过长期的发展,失去了 独立的作用,变成前缀。前缀具有一定含义,但不见得很明确。前缀缀在词上,可以改 变、限制、或加强这个词的含义,而不改变其词类。一个词根或词,可以层层缀上好几 个前缀, in-com-pre-hen-si-ble-ness(不可理解)的词根是 hen,pre-,com-都加强了其含义, 如 而 in-又把整个词义转为否定。凡由缀加前缀或后缀而成的词叫做派生词。 前缀的缀合,有时是连写,如 extraordinary,有时用连词符号如 extra-territorial,有时被词 根吸收如 ancestor(ante-cessor)。前缀既然有一定的意义,为了便于识别,下面就按照一 样相近的前缀,分类说明。 (前缀的来源一律以缩写字母注:[OE]古英语;[OF]古法语; [L]拉丁;[GK]希腊;[IT]意大利等) 表示否定的前缀,这类前缀可以分为四种: (1)纯粹表示否定的,如 a-,dis-,in-; (2) 表示―错误‖的, mis- ; 3) 有 ( 表示―反动作‖, de-,un- ; 表示―反对‖的, anti-,contra如 (4) 有 (1)纯粹表示否定的。a-,an-[GK]能构成少数新词。加在名词、形容词上,表示没有―某 种 性 质 ― 。 如 :amoral[=unmoral] 不 道 德 的 ,asexual 无 性 别 的 .a- 在 元 音 前 变 成 an- 如 anonymous[onoma=name]匿名的 dis-[L]加在名词、形容词、动词上,表示否定。Disadvantage(劣势)、disagreement(不和), disbelieve(不相信) in-,il-(在字母 l 前),im-(在字母 m,b,p 前),ir(在字母 r 前) [L]常和音节较多的 learned words(雅语),尤其是拉丁,法语外来词结合,加在形容词或其派生词、副词上,表示


否定。Inaccurate, illegible, impolite, irregular, inability, infinite, impious。 un-[OE]是最通用的前缀之一,可以用于大多数形容词及其派生副词、名词、表示否定, 如 unfailing, unfinished, undoubtedly, unheard-of 等。 (2)表示―错误‖的 mis- 多作重读, 表示―wrongly,badly‖。可以适当构造新词:大多用于动词:to misbehave(行为不当) misunderstand(误解) 。用于作形容词的分词:misbelieving(信仰不当) ,misleading(靠 不住) 。用于动名词:misdealing(不正当手段) 。 偶而,mis-也表示纯粹的否定词义:to mistrust。 (3)表示―反动作‖。 de- 表示―反动作‖ (to undo the action) 。能构造新词,多作重读。decontrol(取消控制) decolour(漂白) , dis- 主要用于动词,表示―反动作‖。disappear(不见) disarm(解除武装) disconnect (分离)un- 表示―反动作‖unmask(揭露) unsay(收回意见) (4)表示―反对‖。 anti表示―反对,反面‖ anti-social(反社会的) antiseptic(防腐剂) anti-militarist(反军国 主义者) contra- 表示―反对,相反‖ contradiction(矛盾) contrast(对比) contrary(相反的) counter- 表示―against‖ counteract(还手) counterattack(反攻)前缀大都表示空间,时 间,逻辑上的关系,意思上有引申。 ab- apo- se- 这几个前缀或多或少都有―away ,off‖的含义。 ab- a- abs- 在 p, m, v 之前作 a-,在 c, t 之前作 abs-,不能构造新词,表示―away , apart, absence‖,例如 absent, avoid se- 表示―separation‖(分离) ,例如 segregate(隔离) ,sedition(反叛) ante-,fore- pre- post- pro- 这几个前缀都有―before‖的意思。 ante- 表示在...前,例 ante-humous(死前) ,ante-room(前厅) fore- 表示时间,空间上的―在前面‖,例 forehead(前额) ,foregraound(前景) ,foretell (预言) pre- 表示事先,在前,例 prehistory(史前) ,prepayment(预支) post- 表示时间空间上的在后。例 posterity(后代) ,post-war(战后) pro- 表示―代替,利于,亲于‖,例 pro-chancellor(代大学校长) ,pro-consul(代理领事) circum- peri- 这两个前缀跟圆周有关。 circum- 表示圆周,如 circumference, circumlocution, circumpolar peri- 表示―round‖,如 perimeter(周长) ,perisphere(势力范围)



IV. Closing down by summarizing To end the period let us summarize the making of compound words. There are three forms of compound words: 1. the closed form, in which the words are melded together, such as firefly, secondhand, softball, childlike, crosstown, redhead, keyboard, makeup, notebook; 1)the hyphenated form, such as daughter-in-law, master-at-arms, over-the-counter, six-pack, six-year-old, mass-produced; 2)and the open form, such as post office, real estate, middle class, full moon, half sister, attorney general. Finish Ex. 2 &3 on page 36; Finish Ex. 1,2,3 on page 71 V.Using Language (FUTUROSCOPE—EXCITEMENT AND LEARNING) Aims To help students read the passage UTUROSCOPE—EXCITEMENT AND LEARNING To help students to use the language by reading, listening, speaking and writing. Procedures I. Warming up Listen to the tape and match the national group to an example of its customs.P37 Listen to the tape again and finish the following questions. 1. How many cultural groups are represented in the theme park? 2. How many villages are there in the theme park? 3. Name three cultural groups that are mentioned in the passage. 4. Name three things that the theme park contains other than people. 5.What does the guide say they must see and hear? 6. What does Lucy want to buy? 7. What will Ricky want to do again Read aloud to warm up: Let’s warm up by reading aloud to the recording of the text UTUROSCOPE—EXCITEMENT AND LEARNING II. Guided reading 1.Reading and translating


Read the text UTUROSCOPE—EXCITEMENT AND LEARNING and translate it into Chinese paragraph by paragraph. Task1:What are the three times and three places that Futuroscope lets you travel to? Task2:Listen and tick the experiences visitors can have at Futuroscope. Ask the Ss to choose the correct answers Task 3: Doing exercises Now you are going to do exercises No. 1, 2, 3 and 4 on page 38 and 39 following the article. Then create a map of what you think futuroscope looks like. 2. Reading and underlining Next you are to read the text and underline all the useful expressions or collocations in it. Copy them to your notebook after class as homework. Collocations from UTUROSCOPE—EXCITEMENT AND LEARNING Take a journey deep into space, pull…into …, survive an airplane crash, go to the bottom of the ocean, see the sunlight, for a break, take part in car racing, end one’s travel, meet with dinosaur, in one day, use the advanced technology, have experiences, a technology-based theme park, provide up-to-date information, provide hands-on learning, go to the edges of the solar system, fly through the jungle, do things without danger, try science experiments, prepare for a flight into the space, live on the planet, in the solar system, a combination of fun and learning III.Guided Writing You are a guide in a theme park. Write an introduction to the park. Welcome to Gatorland Welcome to Gatorland, Orlando's Best Half Day Attraction located in sunny Central Florida! Known internationally as the Alligator Capital of the World, Gatorland is a 110-acre alligator theme park and wildlife preserve, located just minutes away from Sea World, Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and the Orlando International Airport on US 441 near the Orlando - Kissimmee border. Providing affordable family entertainment since 1949, Gatorland has been a vacation destination for millions of visitors from all over the world with its incredible display of huge alligators and crocodiles, train ride, aviary, breeding marsh and bird sanctuary, petting zoo, nature



walk, gift shop, and one-of-a-kind shows such as the world famous Gator Jumparoo. So come inside... your adventure awaits! IV. Acting Next we are going to put the text THEME PARKS —FUN AND MORE THAN FUN A text play of THEME PARKS —FUN AND MORE THAN FUN (Time: A Sunday morning; Place: A theme park in Beijing; People: a tourist guide, Zhao Yannan and I ) Guide: This morning we are going to visit a theme park in Beijing. Its name is Big World. I: Where is it? Is it close to Beijing? Guide: Yes, it is north of Beijing, 30 li away from where we are staying. Zhao Yannan: Wonderful! I like to amuse myself and escape my busy school life for a while. I: What can we do there? Can we sit chatting, play games and listen to birds’ singing? Guide: Yow can do much more than that. You may relax a bit, have picnics and have fun there. Zhao Yannan: How much does it cost to do visit the park? Guide: 100 yuan each. It is not expensive at this time of the year. I: I have never been to a theme park. But I think a theme park provides entertainment. In it visitors may use shuttles to get around, and have a variety of things to see and do. Zhao Yannan: Does it charge any money for providing food and drink there? Guide: Yes, of course. It makes a profit by selling souvenirs, too. I: I have seen it advertised on television. The boss of the park does have some nice ideas. He learned that he built a sports theme park there. Visitors may be involved in physical exercise. They may also buy a brand of sports equipment, go for rides on animals, cook cultural foods, have pictures taken in the sports theme park there. Zhao Yannan: I hope we shall not be chared for admission into the sports theme park. Guide: No, you won’t. Everything is covered by the 100 yuan. I: I guess it is a place of fantasy. Let’s take an active park in everything we do there. Zhao Yannan: I agree with you. And I hope some day we shall go on trips to space, using computer techniques to guide us in our flying to the other planets.



V. Further applying Finding information Go to the library to read or get online to search in order to find more information about theme park in the world. Take notes of your finding and report to your group mates next Saturday morning. Writing letters Write a letter to your parents, telling them about your last visit to a park. VI. Closing down by filling a form Make use of the text and others to fill in the form. UTUROSCOPE—EXCITEMENT AND LEARNING Where is it: How to get there: What to do there: Closing down by planning a theme park To end this period, I am going to ask you to plan a theme park of your own. Write down your planning and share it with your partner.

Resources: 1.A text structure analysis of THEME PARKS —FUN AND MORE THAN FUN I. Type of writing and summary of the idea Type of writing Main idea of the passage This is a piece of descriptive writing. Theme parks are amusing places. Visitors may have fun and more than fun there. Topic sentence of 1st Parks provide people with a place to amuse themselves and to escape their busy life for a while. of 2nd In recent decades, many parks have been designed to provide entertainment. of 3rd Theme parks have a certain idea—a certain theme.

paragraph Topic sentence

paragraph Topic sentence

paragraph Topic sentence of 4th There are history and culture theme parks,too.



paragraph Topic sentence of 5th There are also marine and ocean parks.

paragraph II. A tree diagram of the text THEME PARKS —FUN AND MORE THAN FUN III. A retold passage of the text A possible version: Theme parks provide visitors with lots of things to amuse themselves. People escape their busy life for a while by going to a theme park. They find interesting things to do in the park. They may simply sit chatting, playing games, listening to birds’ singing, relaxing a bit, having picnics and having fun there. It costs some money to be there. In recent decades, theme parks are beginning to provide more entertainment. Visitors may use shuttles to get around and have a variety of things to see and do in the park. Theme parks charge money for every activity they provide. They make a big profit by selling souvenirs, too. Sometimes a theme park gets itself advertised on television. A theme park is indeed a place of fantasy. 2.Background information on theme parks I. Definition of theme park What is a theme park?
? A term used to describe an amusement park that is designed to carry a theme in one or

more areas of the park. The theme may carry over to the rides and attractions in that area as well. Examples of theme parks include Holiday World, Islands of Adventure, Disneyland, Magic Kingdom and Knott's Berry Farm.
? An amusement park, that has been divided into several sub-sections, each with a

distinctive concept, such as the Old West, or the future.
? A theme park is a park that uses themeing to take guests to a new world. ? An amusement park which has one or more "themed" areas, with rides and attractions

keyed to the theme of their location within the park. Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm, and Busch Gardens Williamsburg are examples of theme parks.
? an amusement park that is organized around some theme (as the world of tomorrow)



II. Old Aircraft Carrier Turned Into Military Theme Park in China An old aircraft carrier from the former Soviet Union navy has been turned into a military theme park and will be stationed at Dapeng Bay in Shenzhen, south China' s Guangdong Province. The 40,000-ton ship, known as the Minsk, first arrived at the Wenchong Shipyard in Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong Province, in November 1998 as scrap iron, the Shanghai-based Wenhuai Daily reported on May 8. It is about triple the size of a standard football field, 18 stories high, and has more than 2,000 cabins, the paper said. The carrier, which was poorly maintained by the Russian navy after the collapse of the Soviet Union, retired in 1993 and was initially sold to a South Korean businessman as scrap steel after key military components were removed, the paper said. The Minsk was later resold to an undisclosed Chinese business. (From: People’s Daily) III. 12 theme park strategies Tips to make the most of your vacation By Terry Riley Travel columnist How can you get the most from your theme park visit? For an answer, I turned to Robert Obenour. He's spent his career in the theme park business and is currently vice president of operations for Baker Leisure Group, an international theme park consultancy. Here’s the advice he gave me to pass on to you. 1. Plan your visit.

Buy a guidebook. Read reviews. Check out the park’s Web site. Then plan what you want to see and do. Unless the park is small, you shouldn’t expect to see or do everything in one day, so set your priorities. The investment you make in planning will pay handsome dividends on ―park day.‖ 1. Have a ―Plan B.‖

It is not uncommon that an attraction will be closed. In that case, just move on to the next on your list. Also, in the unlikely — but not unheard of — event that the entire park is closed, have a backup plan that includes another, nearby activity. 2. Arrive early.

An extra 15 minutes waiting in line at the park entrance could cut an hour off of your waiting time for the most popular attractions.



Divide and conquer.

Chances are that not everyone in your party wants to do or see the same things. Although it is nice to be able to share the experiences of a theme park as a family or with friends, time (and money) may limit the opportunity for each person to accomplish what he or she would like while traveling as a group. 4. Keep in touch.

Go your separate ways, but arrange to meet back at a specific location at a designated time to talk over your experiences, offer recommendations, revise your plan and set a time and place for your next meeting. Also have a site selected that can become a place to reestablish contact should your party become accidentally separated. It will save lots of time that might otherwise be spent looking for one another. 5. Go deep.

Once you enter the park, proceed to the farthest attractions first. Theme park designers place much of the merchandise near the park entrances — hoping to catch you coming and going. And it works — in this case to your advantage. By bypassing the shops on your way to the popular attractions, you will beat others who get waylaid by the shops. 6. Choose your position.

The front of the line may not always be the best for attractions where large numbers of guests are admitted all at once as, for instance, in an auditorium. The people who are at the very front of the line may find themselves up against a side wall, while middle-of-the-liners have the best view. 7. Leave mid-day.

Generally, theme parks are most crowded in the middle of the day. This is a good time to rest for a few hours — regaining your strength for another assault on the park later in the day. Be sure to get your hand stamped or get some other proof of admission that will allow you to be readmitted to the park at no charge. 8. Eat outside.

Food prices inside a theme park can be as horrifying as any of the park’s dark rides. While taking your mid-day break from the park, refuel yourself without spending a bundle on hot dogs. 9. Return late-day.



As the energy of other guests wanes, move back into the park. This time, visit the attractions closer to the entrance first where it is probably less crowded now. 10. Shop last.

Want to buy souvenirs? Do it on your way out. You won’t have to lug your purchases around with you all day. 11. Enjoy.

Finally, if you find yourself getting ticked off at slow lines, poor service or inconsiderate guests, stop and take a breather. A visit to a theme park is supposed to be an enjoyable event, not a stressful occasion. 3.Words and expressions from Unit 5 Theme Parks

I. Words for Reading (THEME PARKS —FUN AND MORE THAN FUN) theme n. a favourite theme for poetry, a theme park amuse v. amuse oneself by …, be amused at [by, with]… amusement n. find much amusement in…, an amusement park various a. too various to form a group, various opinions variety n. for a variety of reasons, have a great variety to choose from, in a variety of ways ride n. give sb. a ride, go for a ride, take a long ride shuttle n. the space shuttle Columbia broke up over Texas, carry shuttle audio during space shuttle missions. charge v. charge double for… 对……加倍收费,charge a fee for a service,He is charged with heavy responsibility. admission n. Admission by ticket only. Grant sb. admission, gain admission to/ into… profit ①n. bring a handsome profit to…, divide profits 分红利,increase profits ②v. make big profits (on sth.), sell sth. at a profit, do sth. for profit souvenir n. This book ekes out souvenir of my life in the United States. 这本书帮助我追 忆在美国的生活。 involve v. You'd like to meaningfully involve students., the right of Congress to involve the nation in war


athletic a. an athletic meeting, athletic sports brand n. Do you like this brand of coffee? a famous brand, the most popular brand on the market equipment n. lab equipment, military equipments, the necessary equipments for a trip sneaker n. wear a new pair of sneakers minority n. The minority is subordinate to the majority. 少数服从多数 fantasy n. fantasy sports and gaming site, the work of fantasy artist Amy Brown Fantasyland n. living in a fantasyland, the Guide to Fantasyland settler n. the early settlers of America, the first white settlers, The settlers were soon acclimated. marine a. develop a mercantile marine 发展商船 experiment n. attempt the experiment of…, carry out an experiment, make an experiment on sb., prove sth. by experiment imaginary a. an imaginary enemy, imaginary number 虚数 advanced a. most advanced branches of science and technology, a man advanced in years 老年人 technique n. developed a technique for remotely fingerprinting, a Swimming Technique Magazine, developing a practical technique for solving voice problems II. Words for Learning about Language(Word formation) imagination n. have a good/ poor imagination test n. provides test preparation services for college admissions, Preparing for a test isn't easy. do well on the test vary v. Opinions vary on this point. vary with… 与……一起变化 cloth n. lay the cloth 铺桌布、准备开饭, cut one’s coat according to one’s cloth 量布裁衣 ,量入为出 III. Words for Using Language (UTUROSCOPE—EXCITEMENT AND LEARNING) jungle n. Jungle refers usually to a forest. It originated from a Sanskrit word jangala, meaning wilderness. In many languages of the Indian subcontinent, including Indian English it is generally used to refer to any wild, untended or uncultivated land, including forest, scrub, or desert landscapes. 和 volunteer n. a. v. A volunteer is a person who performs or offers to perform a service out of his or


her own free will, often without payment. The year 2001 was the International Year of the Volunteer. 2005 is the UK Year of the Volunteer People may volunteer to perform some work, e.g., of charitable character. Some volunteer for clinical trials or other medical research, and may even donate their bodies to science after their death.




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