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1 Unit 8 Protecting our Environment Text A Saving Nature,but Only for Man
2 Vocabulary1. (L 3) everyone has claims to …claim: a statement that sth. is true* make/ have/ deny/ reject/ support a claim--- They made claims that they couldn’t live up to.
3 * a claim to do/ be sth.--- I make no claim to understand the complexity of the situation.* false/ extravagant/ dubious claims--- This firm makes false claims about their products.
4 2. (L.7)distinguish between environmental luxuries and environmental necessities. distinguish: to recognize and understand the difference between two or more things or peopledistinguish sth. from …distinguish between right and wrong
5 3.(L.9) things we must have regardless. regardless: in spite of everything, anywaycarry on/ go on regardless---- His parents objected to his marriage, but he carried on regardless.--- He got a lot of criticism, but he just went on ~.regardless of:
6 5.(L13) preserving the atmosphere preserve: to save sth. from being harmed or destroyed---to plant trees and preserve the existing woodlands
7 6. (L.14)halting the greenhouse effect halt: to prevent sth. from continuing (=stop)--- to halt economic declinen. bring traffic to a halt/ come to a halt
8 7. (L20) its possible consequences are far deadlier consequence: sth. that happens as a result of an action or set of conditions--- Do you believe poverty is a direct consequence of over population?as a consequence of sth.of little consequence (not very important)consequent (adj.) consequently (adv.)
9 8. (L 29) on the grounds of self-preservation on the grounds of/ on .. grounds:for reasons of--- He was not employed on the grounds of his age.--- The proposal was rejected on environmental grounds.(on moral/ medical/ legal grounds)have grounds to do sth. (have reason to do)
10 9. (L 32) to sacrifice in the name of other creatures. in one’s name/ in the name of sb.*officially belonging to one or is for one to use. --- The house is in my father’s name.*as someone else’s official representative--- I claim this land in the name of the king.
11 10. (L.34) the public resistance to foreign aid and welfare resistance: opposition (followed by to)---There is strong ~ to the plan for a new chemical plant in this area.welfare: help that is provided for people who have personal or social problems--- welfare benefit/ services/ programs
12 11. (L47) the current debate raging over oil drilling current: occurring in or existing at the present time ( ~ affairs/ economic situation/ advertising campaign)debate on / about sth.rage: continue with great force, be intense--- Price inflation still rages although the government has taken some measures.--- Street fighting raged all over the city.
13 12. (L 48) a bill working its way through Congress work one’s way to/ through sth.: to achieve sth. gradually by working
14 work one’s way through school/ college/ university: do a job while you are a student because you need money--- He had worked his way up to head of department.--- As my family couldn’t afford my tuition fee, I had to work my way through college.Others: fight/ shoulder/ elbow/ force… one’s way
15 13. (L 51) a substantial energy tax substantial: large in amount, considerable--- a ~ salary/ breakfast/--- We have got support from a ~ number of students.
16 14. a high aesthetic goodaesthetic: connected with beauty and the study of beauty--- a work of great ~ appeal, from an ~ point of viewaesthetically appealingaesthete: a person who loves and understand beautiful thingsaesthetics: the study of beauty
17 15. (L 70) The important distinction … distinction: differenceclear/ sharp ~make/ draw a ~ between … and …--- Is it easy to draw a ~ between popular and serious literature?--- There is no ~ between courage and bravery.
18 16. (L73) … choose between his well-being and … nature will have to accommodate. well-being: a feeling of being comfortable, healthy and happy (e.g.a feeling of ~,the physical/ emotional/ material/ psychological ~ )accommodate: to get used to a new situationHer eyes took a while to ~ to the darkness
19 17. (L76) bound up togetherbind/ bind up: tie things firmly together with cloth or stringIf two people or groups are bound (up) together , they share a particular experience or situation which causes them to have a relationship.--- These two countries are bound together by a common history.
20 18. (L77) the very integrity of man's environment integrity: the state of being united as one complete thing(the territory ~ of the country)the quality of being honest and strong about what you believe to be right (personal/ profession/ moral ~)
21 19.(L.84) humanistic environmentalism humanism: the belief that human problems can be solved through science rather than religionHumanism: the study during the Renaissance of the ideas of the ancient Greeks and Romans
22 20.(L.85) for nature's sake but for our own. sake: purpose, benefit or well-beingfor one’s sake/ for the sake of sth.--- For God’s sake.--- I’m studying history in its own sake, not because it will help me get a job.--- She argues for the sake of arguing.--- “art for art’s sake”
24 After-class assignment Go over unit 8 of Intergrated Reading;Finish the the listening of Listening and Speaking, and the reading of Reading Course and Fast Reading according to the teaching plan.Thank You and Good Bye!