. The first reading Q1: Where is the city? Q2: Who built the city Q3: Who are the heroes of the city Q4: What did the city experience? Q5: What does the city look like now? On the bank of Neva Peter the Great Peter the Great and the people of St Petersburg The city experienced the Second World War and it was destroyed It is as beautiful as before
.The second reading Q1: Why do people think St Petersburg is a great city? Q2: Why was it so difficult for people to rebuild the old palaces Because, after the Second World War, the city was almost in ruins. Buildings were destroyed, and paintings and statues lay in pieces on the ground Because it was the capital city and the city is large and beautiful. What is more, it has been the center of many important events in history
Q3: What did the people use to help them rebuild the city Q4: Why are people of St Petersburg heroes? Q5: What did people do before Germans come? The people hid pieces of the palaces which should now be used to rebuild the city and its culture Because during the second world War, the people of St Petersburg never gave in and they said they would do everything they can to save their city With the help of old paintings and photographs, the people of St Petersburg could rebuild the city (bring the city back to life)
. True (T) or false (F) 1. ( ) The city of St Petersburg was rebuilt by Peter the Great 3. ( ) A portrait of peter the Great was destroyed by the Germans. 4. ( ) It was difficult for people to rebuild the old palaces. 5. ( ) Workers and painters used old photographs to help them rebuild the city. 6. ( ) St Petersburg will never be as beautiful as it was before. 2. ( ) The Germans attacked St Petersburg a hundred years ago. F F T T T F
Key Sentences: Part1. Three hundred years ago, the Russian Czar Peter the Great came here and built a new capital -- St Petersburg The building of the city Part2. St Petersburg has also been the centre of many important events in history The damage of the city Part3. The people of St Petersburg began rebuilding the city The rebuilding the city Part4. Strong, proud and united, the people of St Petersburg are the modern heroes of Russian The present situation of the city `
Retelling: Retell the text in your own words about the city St Petersburg according to the given key words. The Neva River… 300 years ago … built …many palaces… in 1941…900 days…gave in …in ruins … destroyed … in pieces … impossible… gave up … hidden … bring the city back to life … difficult… without destroying … put back… replaced … a portrait of Peter … recreated… as wonderful as… bronze horse … come true…heroes
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