Journey down the Mekong
A brief introduction of the Mekong
? The Mekong River (known in China as Lancang Jiang ), is
a major river in southeastern Asia. It is the longest river in the region. From its source in China's Qinghai Province , the Mekong flows generally southeast to the South China Sea, a distance of 4,200 km . The Mekong crosses Yunnan Province, China, and forms the border between Myanmar, Laos and Thailand. It then flows across Cambodia and southern Vietnam into a rich delta before emptying into the South China Sea.
List the countries that the Mekong River flows through China
Thailand Cambodia Vietnam
Reading(Part I: the dream and the plan)
Ⅰ.Skim the text and answer the following questions. 1. Who are Wang Kun and Wang Wei? 2. What are their dreams?And where do they plan to go? 3. Who are Dao Wei and Yu Hang? 4. Is it a difficult journey to cycle along the Mekong River?And why? 5. What can you see when you travel along the Mekong River?
Answers: 1.They are brother and sister,and both have graduated from college. 2.They have dreamed about taking a great bike trip.They plan to cycle along the Mekong River from where it begins to where it ends. 3.They are Wang Wei and Wang Kun's cusin who are at the college in Kunming Province. 4.Yes.It is because the Mekong River begins at a very high altitude. The air would be hard to breathe and it would be very cold .
5.What can you see during the journey down the Mekong ?
It begins in a ________ on a glacier mountain in_________ province. Qinghai ______
Then, it______ quickly. It becomes moves rapids ______ as it passes through deep valleys _____.
Sometimes, the river becomes _________ a waterfall wide valleys and enters ____ ______.
After, it travels slowly through low valleys plains __________ to ______.
At last, the river _____ enters delta the South China Sea.
The answer to question NO.5:
We can see many things,such as glacier, rapids,valleys,waterfalls,plains,mountains.
Ⅱ. Careful Reading
What preparations do they make before their journey?
1) Two years ago, 2) Then ,
3) Last year,
4) Several months before our trip, …went to…
Things they need to prepare before the journey:
Firstly: to buy a mountain bike
Secondly:interest or curiosity
Analyse Wang Wei's and Wang Kun's characters or attitudes towards the journey. posive enthusiastic less positive sensible determined careful &serious stubborn thoughtful risk-taking
Homework ●Underline useful words, expressions & setences in the text. Debade: ● Which character do you like, Wang Kun or Wang Wei? Why?
Life is just a series of trying to make up your mind. 生活是由一系列下决心的努力所构成的. Success belongs to the persevering.
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