M6 Reading and Vocabulary
Before the class You are supposed to be engaged in the material and in whatever it is that we are You are supposed to be engaged in discussing in class, not necessarily thinking I’d like you to take active notes the material and in whatever it is Better attention, better about getting down every word that I say. rather than passive notes. Write that we are discussing in class, not I’d like you to take notes rather understanding of the material if down what can active make you feel or necessarily thinking about getting than passive notes. Write down what can learn something. you are actively engaged. down every word I say. make you feel or learn that something. Better attention, better understanding of the material if you are actively engaged.
Read the explanation
and speak out the
word it explains.
any imaginary frightening creature n. 怪物 monster making you feel fear adj. 吓人的 frightening an animal n. 动物；生物 creature to try to hurt or defeat using violence vt. 袭击；攻击 attack to be, or to be real vi. 存在 exist having a lot of hair adj. 毛的；多毛的 hairy
the mark made by a person’s or animal’s foot n. 脚印；足迹 footprint a serious magazine or newspaper which is published regularly, usually about a specialist subject n. 杂志；学报；期刊 journal not likely adj. 不可能的 unlikely doubting that something is true or useful adj. 怀疑的；不相信的 sceptical
strange, not known or not understood adj. 神秘的 mysterious having a thin edge or point which can cut something adj. 锋利的；尖的 sharp when you see something or someone, especially that is rare or trying to hide n. 目击；发现 sighting to say that something is true or is a fact, although you cannot prove it vt. 声称 claim
the outer or top part of something n. 表面；水面 surface peaceful and quiet; without hurried movement, worry or noise adj. 平静的 calm to put or spread something over something, or to lie on the surface of something vt. 占地（多大面积）cover to jump into water, especially with your head and arms going in first vi. 潜水 dive
Objectives 1. To learn about the monster of Lake Tianchi 2. To learn some important words and expressions in the passage 3. To summarize and memorize the main idea of the passage 4. To speak out the detailed information of the passage
Reading Comprehension I
Read the beginning of the passage and decide where it comes from. a tourist
a dictionary a scientist journal
What’s the topic sentence of the text? A. The “Monster of Lake Tianchi” is back in the news after several recent sighting. B. The weather is fine and the lake was calm. The Monster of Lake Tianchi lives well. C. The monster is a distant cousin of the Loch Ness monster in Scotland.
Reading Comprehension II
Find out the main idea of each paragraph. A. a third sighting of the Para 1 Tianchi monster B. the latest sighting of the Para 2 Tianchi monster C. information about Lake Para 3 Tianchi D. more information about the Para 4 Tianchi monster Para 5 E. another recent sighting of Tianchi monster
for specific information
Reading Comprehension III
Choose the best answers. 1. We can conclude from the first sentence in Paragragh 1 that _______. A. the “Monster of Lake Tianchi” had been reported before. B. the “Monster of Lake Tianchi” must have been a strange fish. C. Lake Tianchi is the highest lake in China. D. Lake Tianchi lies between Jilin Province and Hei-longjiang Province.
2. Why were the photos not clear? A. Because it is under deep water. B. Because the weather was not fine enough. C. Because the water in Lake Tianchi was not so clear. D. Because the monster was too small to be seen clearly.
3. According to the scientists, large
living creatures cannot exist _______. A. in hot water B. in bright sunlight C. in low temperature D. under deep water
Reading Comprehension IV
Choose the best way to complete the definitions of the words in the box. appear horn seal calm repeat sighting claim dive sceptical temperature
1 a sighting is when someone _____. (a) sees something (b) finds something (c) puts something somewhere 2 A seal is ____. (a) a kind of animal (b) a swimmer (c) a kind of boat
3 If you claim something you______. (a) say it is true (b) say it is not true (c) are not telling the truth 4 A horn is a type of bone which comes out of an animal’s ______. (a) tail (b) head (c) back
5 If you dive into water you go _____. (a) feet first (b) bottom first (c) hands and head first 6 If you repeat something you _____. (a) do it again (b) stop doing it (c) do it many times
7 Something which appears can be _____. (a) seen (b) heard (c) touched 8 Calm water is not_____. (a) dangerous (b) deep (c) moving
9 If you are skeptical about something you _____. (a) know nothing about it (b) believe it to be true (c) don’t really believe it 10 The temperature of something is ___. (a) how heavy it is (b) how hot or cold it is (c) how deep it is
Reading Comprehension V Answer the questions below.
1. How many sightings of the monster does the article reporter? Three. 2. Which description of the monster is most detailed? The soldiers’ description. 3. What is special about Lake Tianchi? It’s the highest volcanic lake in the world.
1. According to the text, what did the monster look like?
Black in color; jumped like a seal; its head looked like a horse. 2. How many people saw it? About 200.
1. Who else saw the animal? A group of soldiers. 2. What were they doing? They were walking along the side of the lake. 3. What did it look like? It was greenish-black and had a round head with 10cm horns.
1. What did Li Xiaohe see? A round black creature moving quickly through the water. After 300 or 400 meters it dived into the water. 2. Why could they see the animal clearly? The weather was fine and the lake was calm.
1. How long was the history of reports of monsters in Lake Tianchi? Since the beginning of the last century. 2. What do the scientists think?
The low-temperature lake is unlikely to be able to support such large living creatures.
Information about Lake Tianchi:
Height: 2189 m
Area: Depth: 10 km2 370 m deep in some places
Reading Comprehension VI
Fill in the table according to the passage.
Lake The 2. ______ 2,189 metres high Tianchi highest Covering an area of volcanic about 3. ten 1._______ ___ square lake in the kilometres world 370 More than 4. _____ metres deep in some places
Meng Director Fanying of a local tourist 5. _____ office
The monster seemed to be 6. ______ black in color.
It jumped out of the water like a 7. seal _____.
A local The monster’s head horse 8. photo______ looked like a 9. ______. grapher _______
A group of soldiers
The creature was greenishblack and had a round head with 10-centimetre 10. ______. horns Li Xiaohe Visitors A 11. ______ round black and creature moved quickly his family through the water for three or four hundred metres and then 12. _____ dived into the water. Scientists Attitude: The 14. ________________ low-temperature 13. lake is unlikely to be able sceptical _______ to support such large living creatures.
Quiz : Retell the passage. The “Monster of Lake Tianchi”, the ______ volcanic lake in the world, in the highest Changbai Mountains in Jilin province, northeast China, is _____ ____ after back in the focus several recent sightings. tourist _____, office The director of a local ______ Meng Fanying, said he saw a monster in in _______, colour the lake. It seemed to be black __ ten metres from the _____ edge of the lake during the most recent sighting.
In another recent sighting, a group of soldiers _____ claim they saw an animal ______ on the surface of the water. A moving third report came from Li Xiaohe. He ______ claims __ to have seen a round black creature moving quickly through the water. There have been reports of monsters in Lake Tianchi since the beginning of the last century, although no one has seen one _____ __.up close
Many people think the monster may be __distant _____ _______ a cousin of the Loch Ness monster in Scotland. They also think that there might be ______ similar creatures in other lakes around the world. Scientists, sceptical They say that however, are ________. the low temperature lake __ ___ is ______ unlikely to be able to _______ support such large living creatures.
After the class
Think about what we’ve just learnt in today’s class. It’s time we stop the class and you reflect. It’s a time of silence in class. Study without reflection is a waste of time.
课时重点回顾 再次成为新闻 be back in the news 声称做某事 claim to do sth. 在……表面 on the surface of 看清楚某物 get a clear look at sth. 潜入 dive into 拍照 take a photo/take photos 不可能做 be unlikely to do 占地……面积 cover an area of
1. Read the passage again and review the new words and expressions. 2. 发挥想象，连词成文(50-100字)。 frightening, claim to do sth., exist, dive into, sighting, sceptical, cover an area of.
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