Unit 2 Heroes.
Lesson 1 Modern heroes.
China’s first manned spaceship How did you feel about China’s first manned space flight?
Who was in Shenzhou V？
What does he do? an astronaut a spaceman
Is he a hero? Why?
He is China’s space hero. He is a national hero. He is a modern hero.
Unit 2 Lesson 1 Modern Heroes --National Hero (Reading)
the 1st period
let out the parachute
Related nouns ——Key words
1. spaceship 2. rocket 3. astronaut 4. parachute 5. helicopter 6. atmosphere
宇宙飞船 火箭 宇航员 降落伞 直升飞机 大气层
What are they?
Skimming Read and match
Strategy: the first sentence of each paragraph
a．Astronaut lands safely ______5__
c．International good wishes ____4____
d．An exciting lift-off ______2__
f．During the flight
Read the passage carefully, and circle all the words related to the spaceship’s movement and all the words related to Yang Liwei’s movement.
2.separated from the rocket
3.circled the 4.let out the
spaceship 1.launched/lifted off
Shenzhou V and Yang Liwei
the high gravity soaring into spoke with showed the flags
the ship was shaking climbed
waved to people
Look at the pictures and retell : ---5 movements of Shenzhou V ---Yang Liwei’s activities.
E.g When Shenzhou V… Yang Liwei…
(Attention: Try to use the new words or phrases 短语)
3. spoke with; showed flags
1. felt the high gravity 5.climbed out of; waved to
Work in groups and talk.
Discuss the questions with your partners or in small groups. Then answer the questions in pairs.
Work in groups and talk.
1. How did Yang Liwei feel during the flight? How did he feel afterwards? 2. What did Yang Liwei do during the Shenzhou V’s seventh circle of the earth? 3. How many circles did the spaceship complete while Yang Liwei was sleeping? 4. What were helicopters doing as Yang Liwei returned to the earth’s atmosphere? 5. What did Yang Liwei do when he came out of the spaceship?
Summary —— discussing
Who is the real hero? Yang Liwei.
Why is he a hero? He is not afraid of death. He is so brave ,selfless, patriotic ,peace-loving…
What can we do in our daily life? Learn from our role model—
Love our school, be brave enough to overcome difficulties and study hard.
Post-reading: free discussion.
Work in pairs.
Imagine one is Yang Liwei and the other is a reporter from CCTV. Make up an interview between them.
Homework: Complete the summary
China’s first _m_a_nn_e_dspaceship l_ift_e_d_o_ff at 9 am, October 15th, 2003. The first Chineseas_t_ro_n_a_utYang Liwei said, “When the spaceship was _lif_tin_g_o_f_f , I could really feel the high g_r_a_vi_ty. When the spaceship s_ep_a_r_at_e_d from the rocket, I suddenly got a feeling of s_oa_r_in_g_in_t_o the sky.” During the 21-hour space _f_lig_h_t , the spaceship c_ir_c_le_d the earth 14 times. When the space was _ci_rc_li_n_g the earth for the seventh time, Yang Liwei showed the _fl_a_g_ of China and the UN,
ex_p_re_s_s_in_g the wishes of Chinese to _ex_p_lo_r_e space peacefully. Yang landed _s_af_e_ly. The spaceship was g_lo_w_i_n_g red when it came back into the earth’s_a_tm_o_s_ph.ere The ship was shaking when it let out its _p_a_ra_c_h_ut_e. At the same time h_e_li_co_p_te_r_s were ready to save Yang. Yang climbed out of the spaceship, smiled and _w_a_ve_d to the crowds waiting for him.
1. What do you think of Yang Liwei? Please write 5 or 6 sentences.
2. Read the article “Space Heroes” on page 32.
Unit 2 lesson1 Modern Heroes
movements of Yang:
Para.2 An exciting lift-off
Para.3 During the flight
Para.4 International good wishes movements of Shenzhou V:
Para.5 Astronaut lands safely Para.6 Welcome home
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