Unit 5 Theme parks
Listening on Page 69
Have you ever been to Sea World or Marine Land? What kind of things do you think visitors can see and do at these parks
2 Listen to the tape and tick the items below that you can do at Sea World in Australia. Watch birds √ Feed the dolphins. do tricks.
Play with polar bears. Learn about a √ Go diving to see fish. √ rescue programme.
√ Go on a roller coaster.
3 Listen again and answer the questions. 1.What two things does Ji Yang really want to do? Ji Yang really wants to see the water ski show and the dolphin show. 2. What does David think about training wild animals to do tricks? David thinks training wild animals to do tricks is crazy.
3. Does Ji Yang think it is a problem for the polar bears to leave their cold home in the Arctic? Why or why not? Ji Yang doesn’t think it’s a problem for polar bears to leave the Arctic, because they have ice and cold water to swim and play in so they’re not too hot.
SEA WORLD – A FISHY EXPERIENCE
David Evans and Ji Yang are visiting Sea World in Australia. D= David JY= Ji Yang
D: Where do you want to start? Here’s a
park map from the information centre.
JY: There are at least two things I really
want to do. There’s a show where people water ski on bare feet, and then there’s a dolphin show that’s one of the best in the world. The dolphins are trained to do amazing tricks. After the show we can feed them.
D: Tricks? I think training wild animals to do
tricks is crazy – wild animals shouldn’t be
forced to do tricks! How about that roller
coaster? It looks like fun.
JY: Nah – we can go on a roller coaster in any
amusement park. It would be more fun to go
and see the polar bears. There are two little ones and two big ones that were brought from the Arctic.
D: That’s crazy! Australia’s Gold Coast is too hot for polar bears—we should just leave them in the Arctic! JY: Oh, don’t worry – they have ice and cold water for the polar bears to swim and play in, so they’re not too hot! After we see the bears, I think it would be fun to do some diving and see some colourful fish.
D: I’ve read about their rescue programme and I’d really like to find out more about it. They save fish, sea birds and other endangered species. So it’s not just an amusement park. JY: Well, you can get educated – and I’ll have some fun!
Talking on page 69 Useful expressions
In my opinion… It seems to me… I think it’s no problem to… I’m afraid I have to disagree. I’m sorry, but I don’t agree. But have you considered that…?
S1: Do you think it is right or wrong to teach wild animals to do tricks? S2: Well, I think it’s OK! The animals have a good life in the zoo or park, so
I think it’s no problem for them to learn
to do something funny for us to laugh at.
What do you think?
S1: Well , I can see your point, but I also see that it’s not natural. People have taken them out of their natural environment and then forced them to learn tricks. Wild animals are not pets! S2: Yes, I understand, but no one is hurting the animals! I think the animals really enjoy learning new things and have a good relationship with their trainers.
S1: That may be true in some zoos and parks, but I don’t think most wild animals like to learn tricks – they are being forced to do something that is against their nature. S2: Well, then do you think it is right or wrong to take wild animals out of their natural environment and bring them to live in zoos?
S1: I have to say I think it’s wrong. I think people should protect the natural environment for wild animals, not take them out. S2: But bringing the wild animals to live in zoos and parks has allowed scientists many opportunities to study them more closely. They have used this knowledge to help wild animals still in their natural environment.
S1: Yes, that’s true, but they needn’t keep the animals in the zoos for their whole lives, They ought to return the animals to the wild. I read that some animals in zoos have difficulty having babies. Some animals cannot continue their family line because of the environment of zoos. S2: But I read that many zoos will not buy wild animals any more- they will only buy animals born in other zoos, so some zoo animals must be able to have babies.
Answer the questions.
1. What do the words PPC stand for in the passage? They stand for Polynesian Cultural Center. 2. What is Polynesian most important skill? Boat-building.
The Plynesian cultural centre
True or False?
1. The Polynesian Cultural Center in Hawaii not only shows visitors the Polynesian way of life, but also protects their skills and culture for the future. ( T )
2. Villagers from many island communities
come to show visitors their different
customs and styles of dress. ( T )
3. The most important skill of the
Polynesian people is climbing tall trees
with their bare feet. ( F )
4. The Polynesian people were able to find their way on the sea by the smell of the wind, the movements of the fish and seaweed, and the height and direction of the waves. ( T )
5. Long long ago, the Polynesian people
used the boat-building skills to make long boats and show the races and battles that they took part in. ( F )
set 的常见几种不同含义： 1) Set the table for dinner, please.
2) The price has been set at $100.
3) In winter the sun sets early.
4) I opened the cage and set the bird free.
5) The film is set in 17th century Paris.
6) She bought a ring set with three diamonds.
(Page 73) The Polynesian Cultural Center in Hawaii shows visitors many Polynesian ways of life.
Polynesia is a subregion of Oceania, comprising a large grouping of over 1,000 islands scattered over the central and southern Pacific Ocean. The people who inhabit the islands of Polynesia are termed Polynesians.
The Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC) is a living museum located in Lā'ie, on the northern part of O’ahu, Hawai’i. Dedicated in October 12, 1963, the PCC is located on 42 acres (170,000 m? ) of land owned by nearby Brigham Young University-Hawaii, where most of the 700 employees are enrolled as students. Although it is largely a commercial venture, profits from the PCC are applied to various scholarship programs run by BYUHawaii.
The 42-acre Polynesian Cultural Center represents eight island cultures and over 15 million square miles of the vast South Pacific. The island villages will give you a first-hand look at these diverse and fascinating cultures. It's essentially a whirlwind tour of Polynesia, with native guides who help visitors experience their games, language, crafts, music and history. They also introduce guests to the most authentic of Hawaiian luaus, Hawaii's largest and most exciting evening show and other local attractions and information.
Entrance to the Polynesian Cultural Center
Look at the pictures below. What do you think the tour guide is going to talk about?
The Polynesian Cultural Center in Hawaii shows visitors many Polynesian ways of life. Look at the pictures below. What do you think the tour guide is
going to talk about?
Building a dugout boat
Materials : _____________________ a tall, straight tree Step 1: _______________________ cut down the tree and ____________________ remove the branches. cut the tree in half to get two Step 2 : _________________________
____________________ long pieces of wood
Step 3: __________________________________ remove the inside of one piece to make __________ the boat Step 4: ________________________ Take off the bark and put _________________________ oil on the outside of the boat.
Building a palm leaf house Materials : _____________________ A lot of palm leaves Step 1: ___________________ collect palm leaves Weave them together to make Step 2 : __________________________ ____________ a long wall
Step 3: Join the edges of the wall by weaving __________________________________ the ends together and putting sticks to __________________________________ hold the wall up ________________ Step 4: _____________________________ Make the roof from two other flat
pieces of palm leaves and put the roof on ____________________________________ top of the wall. _____________________
BOATS AND HOUSES THE POLYNESIAN WAY
Part 1 Welcome to the Polynesian Cultural Centre! My name is Tera, a Polynesian name which means ―the sun‖, I’m so glad you could come today and learn about some of the amazing Polynesian ways.
As you can see, here behind me is one of their boats. To build a boat like this, you need a very tall, straight tree. You first cut down the tree and remove the branches. Then you cut the tree in half so you have two long pieces of wood. You use one piece to make the boat. Remove the inside for a person to sit in. Take the bark off the outside of the boat and put oil on it so it will easily go through the sea. Some Polynesian boats have sails.
Over here, we have a house made of palm leaves and branches. To make a house like this, you need to collect a LOT of palm leaves! After collecting them, weave them together to make a large flat piece. This is the ―wall‖ of the house, so you will need to make it very long.
After finishing the wall, join the two edges by weaving the ends of the palm leaves together. Then put sticks up to hold the wall up. Finally, make two other flat pieces of palm leaves for the roof, and place them on top so that water can drip onto the ground when it rains. Now you have a palm tree house!
The Polynesian Cultural Center tries to preserve Polynesian culture.
How should we do to preserve traditional Chinese culture in a cultural centre? Choose a minority and talk about it.
Earth Building in Fujian
Write a short introduction to a brochure about Futuroscope, using the passage and the map in the reading to help you. Be sure to include: ?what kind of park it is ?how to get to three of the park’s activities ?why it is a great place for both children and adults
Suppose you are a volunteer guide in a theme park. Write an introduction to the park. It should include an explanation of what kind of park it is, how to get to the park, how to get to the site of three activities, and what the admission fee is to the park and to each activity.
一、单词拼写 1. ___________ n. 题目; 主题 theme 2. ___________ adj. 各种各样的 various amuse 3. ___________ vt. 使发笑; 使愉快 charge 4. ___________ vi. & vt. 收费; 主管 admit 5. ___________ vt. 承认 profit 6. ___________ n. vi. & vt. 利润; 利用 souvenir n. 纪念品 7. ___________ 8. ___________ adj. 运动的 athletic equipment n. 装备 9. ___________ minority n. 少数 10. __________
fantasy 11. ____________ n. 幻想 12. ____________ n. 商标; 牌子 brand 13. ____________ experiment n. 实验; 试验 advance 14. ____________ vi. 前进 15. ____________ n. 志愿者; 志愿兵 volunteer technique 16. ____________ n. 技术 17. ____________ n. 往返汽车; 航天飞机 shuttle creature 18. ____________ n. 人; 动物 19. ____________ n. 丛林 jungle translator 20. ____________ n. 翻译者
二、单词运用 1.Some parks are so large that the traveler shuttle from one part to another. have to take a ________ 2. She made the children glad in _______ various ways.
3. He blushed to a______ dmit that he did it.
4. To echo the International Year of Volunteers 2001 proclaimed by the United Nations,
olunteer programs and promotional v________
activities were held throughout the year.
5. Generally, the clothes sold at the unique
rand sports goods stores are famous b_____
clothes, such as Nike and Puma.
6. She has an _______ athletic (运动员的) figure(身材).
7. Modern ____________ equipment (设备) makes it
possible to do things fast and well． theme (主题) of the poem is love 8. The ________ and peace.
souvenir (纪念品)? 9. Why not take one as a __________ 10. We welcome foreign investment and
advanced ___________ technique (技术).
三、词语派生 amusement (amuse) of us, the 1. To the ____________ little boy made a face.
2. Compared with the __________ advanced (advance)
countries, although China is still at an elementary stage, it is advancing rapidly.
3. What’s the __________ admission (admit) charge of the football match?
4. Mr. Baron de Coubertin wrote the oath for
the athletes, and a famous _________ athlete (athletic) from the host country will read that out. 5. We need a _________ variety (various) of food to provide us with rich nutrition. fantasy 6. The adventurous story is a ________(fantastic).
7. He is both a writer and a __________ translator (translate)
8. As long as you’ve paid in advance we won’t charge _________(charge) you for delivery. 9. Old accounts say the ancient gods themselves
settler (settle) to guided Iceland’s first ________
make his home in Reykiaví k.
10. Who do you think is better by comparison (compare)? ____________
各种各样 1. a variety of _______________ 以……为基础 2. be based on ________________ 一起; 连同 3. along with ________________ 旅游; 去…… 4. take a journey_______________ 5. be involved in ______________ 牵涉; 参与 6. charge money ______________ 收费
7. 复活 ______________ come to life
8. 靠近 ______________ get close to
9. 试验 ____________ try out
name after 10. 以……命名 ____________ 11. 盈利 ________________ make a profit
12. 满足需要 ________________ meet one’s need
五、词组运用 词组填空 根据句子提供的语境, 从第四大题 中选一个适当的词组填空。 is named after 1.The Washington D.C ______________ President Washington. a variety of 2. He takes an active part in _____________ activities in school. is based on a novel written 3. This movie _____________ by Lu Xun. along with 4. Mary _____________her family went to England last week.
翻译填空 根据汉语意思, 从上述短语中
5. The king wished that he might ___________ come to life
(复活) sometime after his death.
take a journey / trip 去) 6. They are going to __________________(
7. More than 1,000 people ________________ were involved in (参与) the project yesterday.
句子翻译 从上述短语中选择恰当的短语 翻译下列句子。 8. 打雷时不要靠近电器。 Don’t get close to electrical appliance while there thunder. 9. 你卖房子赚了钱吗? Did you make a profit on your house when you sold it? 10. 为了满足同学们的需要, 老师带了许多书来。 To meet the needs of the students, the teacher brought a lot of books for them to read.
六、介词填空 1.The film A World Without Thieves is based on a novel of the same name. _____ in 2. Parents should involve themselves _____ their children’s education. 3. we are afraid _____ of getting close ______ to our head teacher because he is serious. 4. She charged me _______ with neglecting my duty. in advance, we 5. As long as you paid _____ won’t charge you for delivery.
1. Go over the useful words and
expressions in this unit.
2. Make a written guide for your theme park.
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