Unit 1 cultural relics
What is a cultural relic?
A cultural relic is something that can represent cultures, which has survived for a long time to tel
l the history, and it is very rare and valuable. Cultural relics can be craftworks, buildings, books, paintings music, and so on.
Unit 1 cultural relics
In Search of the Amber Room
Read the text quickly and try to answer the two questions. Q1: What is the Amber Room made of? amber gold jewels. Q2: Is the Amber Room newly-built?
Task 2: Careful reading
Choose the best answer
1. The king of Prussia who gave the B Amber Room as a gift to Russia was___. A. Frederick I B. Frederick William I C. Peter the Great D. Catherine II
2. The Amber Room was stolen by___. B A. Russian soldiers B. German soldiers C. People in Konigsberg D. People in St Petersburg 3. In 1941, the city of Konigsberg was in ___. A A. Germany B. Russia C. Sweden D. France
an introduction of the Amber Room
Yellow-brown Design Of the fancy style popular in those days How long was 10years for a team of the it built? country’s best artists.
The best and biggest work of amber art ever made. （有史以来所制作的最大最好的琥珀艺术作品）
Read Para. 2： A gift to Peter the Great
Q1:What was the amber room first made for? It was first made for the palace(寝宫)of Frederick I.
Q2: What happened to the Amber Room in 1716? Frederick William I (the king of gave to Prussia) as a gift of friendship
(the Peter the Great Czar)
a troop of
his best soldiers served as
1. his in St Petersburg 2. a small reception hall for important visitors.
Read Para. 3： The changes of the Amber Room Questions:
Who had the Amber Room moved to a palace outside St Petersburg? A. Frederick William I
C. Peter the Great
B. Catherine ????
D. Frederick I
Para. 4： the missing of the Amber Room Time : 1941 Event: at war Russia (the Russians)
were only able to remove furniture .
Nazi Germany (the Nazis)
and small art objects stole the Amber .
After that ,what happened to the Amber Room was .
the Nazis arrived
sent it to Konigsberg.
Para.5： A new Amber Room
Qs: 1. Who have built a new Amber Room? The Russians and Germans. 2. How old is St Petersburg now? 300 years old now.
Match each part of the passage with its headline a.The transform of the Para 1 Amber Room as a gift and its change Para 2 & 3 b.A new Amber Room
c.Brief introduction to the Amber Room
d.The missing of the Amber Room
Fill in the blanks according to the text Amber Room, the best and biggest work of amber art ever made, was first built for palace the _______ of Frederick I. In 1916, Frederik William I gave it to Peter the Great as a _____ of friendship and gift ________ return he got the in a troop of best soldiers Czar’s________________. Thus the Amber Room became part of the Czar’s _______ winter palace in St.Petersburg and served as a small receptionhall for important visitors. _______
add Later,Catherine II told her artists to _____ to more details _____ its design.
Unfortunately, in September,1941,When Russia and Nazi Germany were ___ war, at the Amber Room was secretly stolen by _____________. 100,000 pieces of the room were the Nazis wooden put inside twenty-seven _______ boxes. There is _____ _____ no doubt that the boxes were then put on a train for Konigsberg.
missing After that,the Amber Room was _____. While the search for the old room continues, the Russians and Germans have built a new Amber Room which was _______________ ready for the people of St.Petersbrug to celebrate the 300th birthday of their city in the spring of 2003.
Whether should the Old Summer Palace (圆明园) be rebuilt or not? Why?
Summary: This class we had read a passage titled on in search of the amber room. 1. Find out the useful words and expressions and learn the new words by heart .
Thank you very much!
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