Do you know about whales ? such as
the killer whales the baleen whales
king of the sea, biggest carnivore (食肉 动物) of the sea, killi
ng all kinds of animals in the sea, even the huge blue whale, like tiger on land, working in a team.
What is happening in the picture ?
whales killer whales blow-hole
People who hunt whales
Background Information Clancy Writer A whaler Career
Writing style Anecdotes At the beginning of the 20th Time century
Place Australia Whalers, killer whales and baleen whales The killer whale helped the whalers to kill a baleen whale
Main character Main idea
Reading Old Old Tom is Tom a Killer the Killer Whale Whale
anecdote n. 轶事；奇闻 annual adj. 每年的 witness n. 目击者；证人；证 accommodation 据 shore n. 住所；住宿 yell vt. 岸；海滨 vi. 大叫；呼喊 n. 叫声；喊声
drag depth lip
n. 包裹；一群 vi. 逃避；逃跑 vt. 逃离 vi. 拖；拉；扯 n. 深；深度；深处 n. 一片嘴唇；（容器 或洞）的边，口
tongue abandon n. 舌；舌头；语言 vt. 放弃；遗弃；抛弃
relationship n. 关系；血缘关系；
ahead of 在…前面
in the meantime 在此期间；与此同时 帮助…（脱离困境或 help out
Individual Work Listening and Scanning
? Fill in the blanks with the names mentioned in the text. Clancy ? 1. ________was 16 years of age when he went to work at the whaling station. George ? 2._________orderd Clancy to go to the boat as there was a whale out there in the bay. Old Tom ? 3. _________was swimming by the boat showing the whalers the way. Jack ? 4._______told Clancy that they would return the next day to bring in the body of the whale. James ? 5._________was carried by the waves further and further away from the whalers. Red ? 6. _____knew that Old Tom would protect James.
Skim the text and put the following sentences into a right order.
( 6 ) George started beating the water with his oar ( 5 ) Clancy jumped into the boat with the whalers. ( 1 ) Clancy arrived at the whaling station ( 7) The killers started racing between our boat and the whale ( 3) Clancy heard a huge noise coming from the bay ( 2 ) Clancy was sorting out his accommodation ( 4 ) Clancy ran down to the shore ( 8 ) The man in the bow of the boat aimed the harpoon at the whale
Choose the best answers:
1.What is the main idea of the first anecdote? A. About a hunting experience of old Tom. B. About how the killer whales helps the B whalers to hunt a whale. C. About how the whalers killed Old Tom. D. About how the killer whales killed the whales.
2.What’s the main idea of the second
anecdote? A. About how Old Tom protected and A saved James B. About how Old Tom killed a shark. C. About how a shark attacked James. D. About how a shark killed Old Tom.
3.Who killed the whale at last? A. Old Tom B. The killer whales C. The author D. The whalers D
4.Which of the following might be true?
A. The author was for banning(禁止) whaling(捕鲸). B. The author was against banning whaling. C. Whaling was not banned at the C beginning of the 20th century. D. The author thought it was Old Tom’s duty to protect James.
5.From the text, we can conclude that ____. A. The whalers needn’t train the killer whales. B. The whalers may train the killer B whales. C. The killer whales lived on other whales. D. The author worked in the whale station for a long time.
Please find out evidence of helping the whalers.
How the killer sent the message to the whalers
_________itself Throwing out of the water ______ and thencrashing ______ ______again. down
How the Old Tom led the way
Swimming________, by the boat showing the whalers ________ the way
How the killers helped the whalers kill the whale as a team Working_____________ Throwing themselves on top of the whale’s blow ______________________ hole to stop it breathing. ______________________ fleeing out to sea Stopping it______________
Part 2 How Old Tom protected James?
near Not let the shark____________ Hold James________________ back into the boat and other whalers__________ pulled up James_____.
Read the passage carefully and answer the questions on P21 in pairs.
1. Old Tom let the whalers know that there was a baleen whale nearby; he showed them the way to the whale. 2. Dogs. Because they knew that, together with the whalers, they would soon kill the baleen whale and get a good feed.
would leave the rest of the body to them. 5. Old Tom prevented James from drowning. Old Tom wanted to help his human friends.
3. Because he could see that some of the killers were throwing themselves on top of the whale’s blow hole while others were preventing from swimming out Whales to sea. 4. Because it they knew the Killer
Fill in the blanks according to the passage.
Read the text carefully and fill in the blanks. Before ? The killer whale threw itself the out of the water _____ and then hunt _______ crashed down again. ? It swam by the_____, boat showing the whalers the way.
During ? The killers were working as a the _____. team hunt ? Some were throwing top of the themselves on ___ whale’s blow-hole to stop it _________. Others were breathing stopping it _______ fleeing out to sea. After The killers dragged _______ the dead the body down into the depths ______ of the hunt sea, having a good feed on its lips and tongue ______ .
Working at the whaling _______(whale) station, I had witnessed _________ whales killed many times with my own eyes. On the afternoon I arrived at the station, as I ___________ was sorting out (sort 短语) my accommodation, I heard a loud noise coming from the bay. Running enormous down to the shore in time, we saw an _________ (huge同义词)animal. “It is called Old Tom, the In killer.” George said as he ran ahead____ of me. __ the distance we could see that something was drew nearer (draw 短语), I could happening. As we _________ being attacked by a _____ pack of about six see a whale____________ sharks. Being badly wounded, the whale soon died. Very soon, its body was dragged by the sharks down into the ________ depths of the sea.
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