人教选修6 Unit 5 The power of nature Listening and Writing
Listening and Writing
Can you imagine the volcanologists’ work? They often face t
he dangerous situation. Can you guess what the following three volcanologists’ most frightening experiences are?
Look at the pictures of volcanologists at work on page 38. Then listen to them talking about their most frightening experience. Write their names under the picture.
A Frank Gore
B Jane Small
C Sarah Tang
Listen to the tape again, and answer the following questions.
1. How long has she been a volcanologist? 2. In what country was the volcano he/she talks about? 3. Why did he/she forget to be frightened?
1. How long has she been a volcanologist? Five years. 2. In what country was the volcano she talks about? Alaska 3. Why did she forget to be frightened?
She was excited about what she had done.
1. How long has he been a volcanologist? Ten years. 2. In what country was the volcano he talks about? Hawaii. 3. Why did he forget to be frightened? The pilot had to fly low to get under the clouds.
1. How long has she been a volcanologist? Twenty years. 2. In what country was the volcano she talks about? New Zealand. 3. Why did she forget to be frightened? She felt the ground tremble.
Listen to the tape once more. Write the name of the person beside the things they said.
1. I was so excited about what I had done and where I was, I forgot my fear. ( Jane ) 2. I was very worried that the volcano might erupt while I was still inside it. ( ) Sara 3. I was very relived when we finally reached our camp. ( ) Frank 4. I was trembling almost as much as the ground under my feet. ( )
5. I was still terrified. ( Jane ) 6. I was so nervous that my whole body was damp with sweat. ( Frank ) 7. I was so anxious that I couldn’t move for Jane a long time. ( ) 8. I had to force myself not ton panic. ( Jane ) 9. Then I got up the courage to bend over Jane the boiling lava. ( )
Think of a powerful natural disaster (such as an earthquake, food, typhoon, storm) that you have experienced. You can use your imagination if you have not experienced any of these things. Tell your partner about your experience and how you felt.
1. Choose one of the natural disasters or any other disaster you have experienced. 2. Make a timeline to show the order in which the events happened. For example:
10am left holiday house to walk in the mountains 12am go back 1:00pm saw dark clouds in the sky, started to
12:30pm snowstorm started
we were completely lost
3. Spend a few minutes on your own imagining your experiences and how you felt. Now imagine you are safely back home. Write a passage about your experience. Use expressions from Exercise 3 in listening as well as other words and expressions you and your partner have thought of.
A possible version
Jane and I had been waking in the mountains when we noticed some dark clouds coming down the mountain. We decided to turn around and go home. As we walked the clouds got nearer and nearer and the day grew darker. Then all of a sudden it began to snow. It was soon snowing so hard we couldn’t see very far in front of us. Holding each others’ hands so we couldn’t get separated, we continued down the mountain.
But the snow got deeper and deeper. Walking became harder and harder. We began to get very tired and very frightened. After a while the path became buried under the snow and we didn’t know which way to go. We were completely lost. We found some shelter behind a big rock. Hugging each other for warmth, we stayed like that until the storm was over. Luckily it only lasted an hour or two. Then the sun came out again and we could see our house in the distance. We were so relieved we both burst into tears.
Finish your writing.
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