Unit 4 Cyberspace 学案
Lesson 1 Tomorrow’s world ( 建议： 课前、课上使用均可) I Word bank Find the words that are related to cyberspace: ______________ ______________ _______________ _______________ _
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II Find out at least six activities that can be done on the Internet: _________________ _______________ _______________ _________________ _______________ _______________
(send emails; do net shopping; get entertainment; get all sorts of information; book tickets; find out about holiday offers; study in virtual schools; etc.) III. Fill in the table with information from the passage:
In the last thirty years The growth of the Internet At present In 1983 The Internet has grown rapidly. There were only 200 computers connected to the Internet. There are around 50 million and this growth is clearly going to continue. Worry of pessimistic experts Optimistic view of the Internet One worry is crime in cyberspace. Young hackers can get into the computers of banks and governments… Already, users can buy books, find out about holiday offers, book tickets and get all sorts of information, etc.
IV. Translate the following into English: 1. 近三十年来 ____________________in the last thirty years 2. 因特网以惊人的速度发展着 ____________________The Internet has grown rapidly. 3. 一只担心是网络犯罪 ____________________One worry is crime in cyberspace. 4. 制造混乱， 引发飞机和火车事故 ____________________cause chaos, and make planes and trains crash 5. 从网上获取各种各样的信息 ____________________ get all sorts of information from the Internet. 6. 看到网上购物的迅猛发展 _____________________ see a huge growth of the shopping on the Internet 7. 有些专家看到了虚拟现实中我们的未来 _____________________Some experts see our
future in virtual reality. 8. 运用计算机产生声音和视觉的效果 _____________________the use of computers with sounds and pictures 9. 使你感觉好像在现实中生活一样 ____________________ make you feel as if you are in a real situation 10. 虚拟现实会成为现代生活的一部分 ____________________ Virtual reality will become a part of modern life. Lesson 2 Websites ( 建议： 课上使用) I. Discussion: Talk with your partner and list some of the advantages as well as the disadvantages of using the Internet. Advantages: Disadvantages:
II Listen and fill in the table
The development of the Internet
Time In the 1960s The What happened Pentagon were ______________ (worried about)
communications ______ (after) a nuclear war. In 1969 They thought of ________________( linking computers ) into a net work ________ ( so that ) if one part of the net work (was destroyed) ____________, other parts could continue working. In the 1980s People started calling it ____________________(the Internet).
In the mid-1990s
The internet really ___________________________(began to grow fast)
III. Philosophy (哲理) understanding Do you agree to the Quote “Computers are useless. They can only give you answers” by Pablo Picasso, Spanish artist at the bottom of page 11? Try to explain your understanding of this quote. Lesson 3 Virtual reality ( 建议： 课上使用) I Word bank Find the words that are related to virtual reality: virtual reality holidays; virtual reality technology; virtual reality computer games; virtual museums; virtual university; virtual tourism… II. Fill in the table:
Attitude towards virtual reality holidays Cathy Tom Yours Feels excited. Doesn’t understand; Finds it hard to imagine Attitude towards virtual reality universities Feels wonderful. Feels interested about it but has got some doubts.
we would… If we had virtual reality we wouldn’t … we wouldn’t have any
problems ________( with the weather). What’s more, we wouldn’t have a to time __________(spend
traveling on planes) to get to our holiday destinations. If we had virtual universities… we would _________(go to study in any world famous universities) without going out of our room.
III. Discussion: (课堂选作) Advantages and disadvantages of learning in virtual universities. Advantages: Disadvantages:
IV. Translate the following into English: 1. 虚拟现实 _________________ virtual reality 2. 在因特网上访问虚拟博物馆 ________________________________visit virtual museums 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. on the Internet 这个周末你打算做什么？_______________________What are you up to this weekend? 视天气情况而定__________________________It depends on the weather. 去野营______________ go camping 网址 _______________ the website address 以后，我们能运用现代技术去我们想去的任何地方 ____________________________
In the future, we will be able to use modern technology to go anywhere we like. 8. 本人亲身____________ in the flesh 9. 史迹 _______________ historical sites 10. 世界著名大学_________________ world famous universities
Lesson 4 Virtual Tourism ( 建议： 课上使用) I. Discussion: 1. What do you already know about New Zealand? 2. What else do you want to learn about New Zealand? Read the passage and see if the text has provided information you need. II. Fill in the table: Location Features History On North Island An important center for business and industry. The most exciting city for people with many different cultures. Maoris settlement: 650 years; European settlement in 1840; Capital of New Zealand for some time; In 1985, a center for protests against nuclear testing in Asia-pacific.
Famous sights Mt Eden; Auckland Harbour Bridge; Parnell Village; Sky Tower; Auckland Museum Climate It has a warm climate with plenty of sunshine; Average temperatures: 23.4 in summer and 7.8 in winter
Water sports Swimming; diving; fishing; sailing and surfing. III. Translate the following into English: 1. 虚拟旅游 _____________________ virtual tourism 2. 奥克兰人口接近一百万，位于北岛。 Auckland has a population of just under a million people and is located on North Island. 3. 商业工业中心 _________ centre for business and industry 4. 奥克兰的历史追溯到 650 年前。 __________________________________The history of the city/ Auckland goes back 650 hundred years. 5. 奥克兰曾是新西兰的首都。 __________________________Auckland was the capital of New Zealand for some time. 6. 新西兰政府确定整个国家为无核区。 __________________________The New Zealand government made the whole country a nuclear-free zone. 7. 核试验 _____________ nuclear testing
8. 气候温和，阳光充足 ___________________ a warm climate with plenty of sunshine 9. 传统舞蹈 _______________ traditional dances
10. 无论在城里任何地方，你都可以看到海。 From anywhere in the city you can see the sea.
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