Divide the passage into four parts and find out the main idea of each part.
Fast reading The main ideas of the four parts Part 1 _________why the first underground in the world was developed Part 2 _________of the first underground before World War Ⅱ Part 3 some ____________of the first underground during World War Ⅱ Part 4 _________and _________of the first underground system Paragraph 1 Paragraph 2-4 Paragraph 5 Paragraph 6-7 reasons developments unusual uses enlargementpopularity
Part 1 reasons why the first underground in the world was developed E. To convey people to and around the city center D. To go to the outer city limits C. To relieve traffic jams B. To reduce pollution A. To protect the old buildings
Part 2 The following years indicate the important stages in the development of the London Underground before World War II. Find the information to match the years.
YearEvent 1863 1868 1884 1890 1933 1918- 1938 The first tunnels were opened. The next section of the underground system was opened in the south of London. A public organization was created. 1854 Many new stations were constructed. Two companies linked up and provided the underground service in the middle of the city. The first electric underground was opened. An underground railway was approved to be built. The first railway tunnel under the River Thames was dug.
Part 3 some unusual uses of the first underground during World War Ⅱ meeting rooms for the government administration. a bomb shelter an airplane factory a centre for directing the defence against air attacks
Part 4 Enlargement and popularity of the first underground system True of false questions
The last line added was the Victoria Line in 1979 in honor of the twenty-fifth anniversary Elisabeth II becoming the queen. The Victoria Line was linked with other lines at every station. The London underground system has been transporting large numbers of people for many years. The London underground system now goes twelve miles out of central London. F Jubilee Line F almost every station F 26 miles T
Consolidation Fill in the blanks to consolidate what you have learned.
Group work A Press Conference Four students a group. One member acting as the spokesman /spokeswoman from London Transport will answer questions about the London Underground. The other members acting as journalists will raise questions about the London Underground. Make some notes during the preparation. Try to use complete sentences
An Example ---- Ladies and gentleman, I’m the spokesman from the London Transport. I’m willing to answer your questions. ---- Good morning. I’m a reporter from China Daily. Could you tell me when the first underground system was opened? ---- The first underground system was opened in 1863. Any other questions? The man in blue jacket, Please!
Practical Application Understand the map of the London Underground. Find the best way to reach your destination with the help of the map.