11 A man or a dog? So what’s your attitudes towards cloning, agree or disagree?
12 listening Listen to the tape and find out the main idea. The reading passage is about how cloning is being ________ and the different ______ towards it.researchedattitudes
13 died in____ at a much ______ age because of . Dollythe world’s cloned.firstmammalcreated by scientistsinScottish19962003died in____ at a much ______ age becauseofyoungerlung disease
14 Fast-reading—Main idea Read the reading passage quickly and find out the main idea of each paragraph.(The reading passage is made up of a newspaper article about cloning and two readers’ letter. 0ne is against cloning, while the other is _________ it) .for
15 Match each paragraph with its correct main idea The first cloned mammal was Dolly.Ian Wilmut is shocked that some scientists are considering cloning human beings.An announcement about the first cloned human embryo caused much debate.Chinese scientists continue to research ways in which cloning can benefit mankind.A woman wants to have a cloned baby.Cloning human embryos is illegal in many countries, but some scientists still want to clone human beings.
16 Ddecide whether the following are true or false. 1. People all over the world are happy about the idea of cloning human beings Dolly, the first cloned mammal, is exactly the same as other sheep According to the article, the scientist who created Dolly does not agree with cloning human beings.FFT
17 4. Cloning can be used to cure diseases because it can produce new tissues and organs. 5. Colin Jake is against cloning humans, just like Pauline Carter.6. Cloning human beings is illegal in many countries, so no scientists want to clone human beings.TFF
19 Careful-reading valuable tissues and organs can be What are the different attitudes towards the success of cloning a human embryo?On the one hand：On the other hand：Some people consider that：valuable tissues and organs can beproduced and be used to save human liveshuman beings may be on the way to producing a real-life monstercloning human embryoswith the intention of destroying them shows no respect for human life
20 Find the reasons why people are pro- or anti-cloning in the article and letters and write them in the table belowPro-cloningAnti-cloning1. produce valuable tissues and organs that could be used to save human lives1. may produce a real-life Frankenshtein’s monster188.8.131.52.create more disease in the animal worldcure disease like cancerhelp those who are unable to have childrencloning shows no respect for human lifeHuman life would just become a crop to be harvested or a prodct for salehelp those who want to clone their dead childrenwe should be having fewer babies in order to reduce Earth’s population, not cloning more
21 Comprehension The passage is mainly about_______. A. what cloning is B. the advantage of cloningC. arguments about cloning human embryosD. the disadvantage of cloning2.We can learn from the two letters_______.A. both of the writers are pro-cloning.B. both of the writers are anti-cloning.C. neither of the writers are against cloning.D. both of the writers are not for cloninghuman embryos
22 Comprehension 3.The announcement of successful human embryo cloning has caused much debate because______.A. people still have no clear idea about the resultsof human cloningB. valuable tissues and organs can be used to savehumansC. mankind is going to produce terrible monstersD. people know that nature will punish mankindfor human cloning
23 Comprehension4.The success of the cloned sheep Dolly has proved that_________.cloning will create more diseases in animalworldB. cloned animals will die at a muchyounger agethan normalC. man has been able to produce an exact copyfrom an adult cellD. man can interfere with nature at his will
24 Comprehension 5. According to the passage, what is the real intention of Ian Wilmut’s cloning research?A. To create copies of humans in the end.B. To destroy human embryos in the end.C. To create new tissues or organs for sale.D. To cure deadly diseases eventually.6. How does a woman who cannot give a birthbenefit from cloning?She can have a baby using another woman’s egg.B. She can have a baby genetically related to her.C. She can adopt someone else’s child by cloning.D. She can have more children.
25 Comprehension 7. What can we infer from the whole passage? Cloning animals is illegal in Italy.B. Chinese scientists are trying to benefit mankindby using cloning technology.C. Chinese scientists want to be the first to clone ahuman baby.D. Colin Jake agrees with the scientists who wantto clone a human baby.
26 value likely scientific create/ cause intends curing Unable anxious Attitudes towards the first cloned human embryoPro-cloningIt can produce tissues and organs that are of great(1)__________.Anti-cloningWe are (2) ________ to produce a real-life Frankenstein’s monster.Attitudes towards the birth of Dolly the sheepCloning is a wonderful (3) __________ breakthrough.Cloning would (4) ____________ more disease in the animal world.RepresentativesIan WilmutHe never (5) ______ to create copies of humans. Instead, he thinks research efforts should concentrate on (6) ______ diseases.Faye Wilson(7) _______ to have a baby,she is (8) __________ to have a child that is genetically related to her.Severino AntinoriHe wants to be the first to clone a human being.Chinese scientistsThey have focused their efforts on cloning animals and stem cells.China has achieved great (9) _______ in producing clones of cows and goats,and continues to research ways cloning can be (10) ________ to mankind.valuelikelyscientificcreate/ causeintendscuringUnableanxioussuccessbeneficial
27 What uses does cloning have? DisccusionWhat uses does cloning have?
31 Is it a good idea to clone humans some day? foragainstYour reasons
32 Homework: Write a letter to the editor and express your opinions about cloning human embryos.Homework:
33 Some people believe cloning technology can be used to cure the patients with genetic diseases and save a lot of people’s lives. However, other people insist that cloning technology will cause ethical problem and violate human rights. No one can predict how negative the consequences could be. We have to take a cautious approach.I don’t think it’s a good idea to clone humans even though we might have the ability to do so in the future. There are different reasons if you approach the issue from different angles. From the ethical point of view, I believe the disadvantages of producing cloned animals outweigh the advantages. If not handled properly, great confusion could arise. People could end up marrying their close relatives by mistake,if childless couples are allowed to clone themselves or adopt clones.Furthermore, if the technology is misused or stolen by evil people,great damage will be done.What if they cloned lots of criminals or murders?The world would be turned upside down.