Section B Reading Reading Strategy Pre-reading Activities Reading and Comprehension Practice and Discussion
I. Pre-reading Activities Acquaint yourself with some relevant information Background Information The national flag is a red rectangle with five stars. The red of the flag symbolizes revolution; the stars are yellow so that they will stand out brightly against the red ground. The larger star represents the CPC and the four smaller ones, the Chinese people. This expresses the great unity of the Chinese people under the leadership of the CPC. Our National Flag
II. Reading Strategy Before reading an article: Read the headline and the first paragraph to get an idea of the theme or topic. Think about the topic and what you already know. Practice: Read this article with the above method.
Skimming Read the Internet article quickly and answer the following questions: III. Reading and Comprehension 1.What is the French national flag sometimes called? 2. How many stars are there on the national flag of the USA? 3. What colour is the Indonesian flag?
Discussion Read the Internet article again to find out: III. Reading and Comprehension Each countrys national flag is made up of different colours. Have you ever wondered why?
Scanning Read the Internet article carefully and answer the following questions: III. Reading and Comprehension 1.What do the colours on a national flag symbolize? 2.What was the motto of the French Revolutionary? 3.Why was the Revolution such an important time in Frances history?
4. Why were the people who lived in the USA unhappy with British rule? 5. What do the stars and strips on the American flag represent? 6. What was the Indonesian national flag like in the 13th century? 7. What are the different explanations for the meaning of the Indonesian national flag? III. Reading and Comprehension
Practice Look at the table and fill in what each colour represents in each country. Blue White Red FranceUSAIndonesia
III. Reading and Comprehension Main idea of the Article Main idea of Each Part New words and expressions Part Choose English Definition ClickClick Here Click Here Click Here
III. Reading and Comprehension Match each with the correct definition. 1. starvation (Line 11) 2. conclusion (Line 11) 3. strengthened (Line 17) 4. substitute (Line 22) a.replace, take the place of b.extreme hunger c. the end of sth. d. made strong or stronger
5. influential (Line 23) 6. outspoken (Line 29) 7. tolerate (Line 29) 8. having a say (Line 30) 9. considerate (Line 53) e. put up with, bear, stand f. thinking about the feelings and needs of other people g. saying exactly what one thinks, even if other people do not like it h. having a right or chance to express opinions i. having or exercising influence or power
Main idea of the Article III. Reading and Comprehension Three kinds of national flags are referred to in this article … different colours … different meanings … From the national flags, we have learned … Different national flags have different patterns and colours …
III. Reading and Comprehension Part A national flag tells us … Part On French national flag … On American national flag … On Indonesian national flag … Part Each of the colours …presents … Main idea of Each Paragraph
III. Practice and Discussion 1.be more than … (Line 2) Practice Expressions & Patterns Jason is more than a lecturer; he is a writer, too. Jason 2.along with …...,... (Line 4) He took his dog along (with him) to work.. 3.at the start of …... (Lines 8-9) At the start of the revolutionary, the revolutionists took over many cities.
Practice Expressions & Patterns 4. Before the Revolution, there had been … because people had not had … and had often been treated …(Lines 9-10) had + had III. Practice and Discussion
Practice Expressions & Patterns 5. Red shows the bravery, … the French, which were all needed to change the country. (Lines 15-16) 6. The French Revolution was … of inequality, which had a great effect on many other countries, particularly … (Lines 20-21) 7. The flag, which could not be further simplified, is a …, and … (Lines 44-46) that I like the book, which was bought yesterday. why for which why I had told them the reason, for which I didn't attend the meeting. which as As I expected, he didn't believe me. III. Practice and Discussion
+ as He bought the car for more than $20,000, with which his father was angry. whom; who This book, which you can get at any bookshop, will give you all the information you need. Practice Expressions & Patterns III. Practice and Discussion
Practice Expressions & Patterns 8. Strengthened by the Revolution, France became... (Lines 17-19) 9. Each year on 4 July, the USA..all over the country, lit by fireworks … (Lines 40-41) 10. There are many explanations offered for the meanings of … (Lines 47-48) 1. past participles past participial phrases ( 8 9 Surrounded by a host of fans, the film star left the airport excitedly. I sat before the desk until after mid-night, absorbed in writing. 2. We live in a place which is) called Gum three. III. Practice and Discussion
11. be successful in doing (Line 20) The scientists are successful in fulfilling the plan ahead of time. 12. stand for … … (Line 37) PRC stands for People's Republic of China in English PRC 13. date back to …[date from]...,,...( ) (Line 45) 18 This kind of music dates back to the 18th century. Practice III. Practice and Discussion
Discussion Discuss colours and flags with a partner. Use the following conversation as an example. (P37)
Homework P37 (E) Complete the e-mail after class, paying attention to the e-mail form and cultures on national flags.