Presentation on theme: "Have you ever seen anything made of amber? Have you ever heard of amber?"— Presentation transcript:
Have you ever seen anything made of amber? Have you ever heard of amber?
amber It has a beautiful yellow-brown colour. It feels as hard as stone. It easily melt when heated. Once it is heated, it can be made into any shape.
Can you imagine what a room made of amber looks like? Rawamber
the Amber Room
1. 7,000 tons of amber 2. It was also made with gold and jewels 3. It took ten years to make it. 4. It is about four meters long
Six hundred candles lit the room
Its mirrors and pictures shone like gold It is now missing Do you want to get more information about the Amber Room?
Read the text once, then put the following statements in right order: In search of the Amber Room
Fredrick William gave the Amber Room to Peter the Great as a gift. The Czar gave Fredrick William 55 soldiers. The Amber Room was made for Fredrick. The Russians removed art objects from the Amber Room. More details were added to the rooms design. The Amber Room was taken apart and moved away. A New Amber Room was built. Catherine moved the Amber Room to the palace outside St Petersburg
Read para 1 and answer the following questions. Read para 1 and answer the following questions. 1. How much amber was used to make the Amber Room? Almost seven thousand tons of amber were used. 2. How many people and how long did it take to make the Amber Room? It took a team of the countrys best artists ten years to make it. 3. What did people think of the Amber Room? The best and biggest work of amber art ever made.
Read para2-5 and fill in the form. When? Who? Who? What to do? What to do? Where? Where? Before Later Frederick Frederick Frederick William Frederick William Catherine Catherine Nazi German Army St. Petersburg St. Petersburg He made it. He gave it to Peter the Great as a gift. Added more details to its designs. Stole it. Rebuilt it. Prussia The Winter Palace The Summer Palace Konigsberg Konigsberg The Summer Palace
Read the text again and discuss the main idea of each paragraph. Paragraph 1: ____________of the Amber Room. Paragraph 2-3: __________ of the Amber Room. Paragraph 4: ____________of the Amber Room. Paragraph 5: _______________of the Amber Room.
Frederick I Frederick William I Peter the Great Catherine II The German Nazi Find out all the people related to the Amber Room from the text. Whats the relationship among them?
Frederick William I Peter the Great Frederick I Catherine II the Amber Room The German Nazi
Overall reading 1.The king of Prussia who gave the Amber Room as a gift to Russia was _______. A. Frederick B. Frederick William I A. Frederick B. Frederick William I C. Peter the Great D. Catherine C. Peter the Great D. Catherine 2. The king of Prussia gave the Amber Room to Russia because_______. A. he wanted to marry Catherine A. he wanted to marry Catherine B. he was kind B. he was kind C. he needed better soldiers D. he wanted to make friends D. he wanted to make friendsB D
3. The Amber Room was stolen by _______. A. Russian soldiers B. German soldiers C. people in Konigsberg D. people in St. Petersburg 4. In 1941, the city of Konigsberg was in ____. A.Germany B. Russia C. Sweden D. France5. 5. The Russians didnt hide the Amber Room because ________. A.they were at war B.they couldnt find a place C.the German soldiers arrived too soon D.no train could take it away B A C
6.Whats the main idea of the text? A.It is the eighth wonder of the world. B.How was the room created and missing and the work and the way that people looked for the Amber Room. C.The Amber room was lost during the war and never to be found again. D.The life of Frederick William I. B
7. How was the Amber Room supposed to have been lost? A. It was hidden by some Russians in fear that it might be stolen by the Nazis. B. It was separated and taken to Konigsberg by the Nazis. C. It melted in the fire during the war between the Russia and the Germany. D. No one knows it for sure. D
S NS Look at every statement. If you are sure it is sure, mark S to the left of it. If you are not sure, mark NS. ( ) 1. The Amber Room was not easy to make. ( ) 2. Catherine didnt like everything about the Amber Room when she first saw it. ( ) 3. The Amber Room was taken to Konigsberg and hidden there in ( ) 4. The Russians didnt care about the Amber Room. ( ) 5. The Russians dont think the Amber Room will ever be found. S NS S
In Search of the Amber Room About the Amber Room? Seven tons,yellow brown,heated,any shape,fancy style How many years,make? Ten years What,give,in return 55,best soldiers What else,made? Gold and jewels What,served as? Reception hall Why,made? Palace of Fr-,friendship What,Cather-II,do, Add more details What happened,1941 War,remove furniture,wooden boxes Amber Room
Discuss the following topic in groups, then show your opinions: Do you think it is meaningful to rebuild the new Amber Room? Why?
Homework: 1.Read the text and try to find out the useful phrases in the text.