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2 1 Vocabulary exercises Fill in the blanks with suitable phrases on p.2. 1. The first national _______________ reveals the key factors behind happiness, and lists the most and least contented parts of the UK. 2. Woolworths has limited sales of ____________ to four tins, after reports that shelves were stripped and products sent to China. well-being survey baby formula

3 2 Vocabulary exercises Fill in the blanks with suitable phrases on p.2. 3. Most experts believe a _____________ in which the virus persists but the body controls it would be a huge breakthrough in care. 4. On 7 January 2012, a scenic ______________ flight from Carterton, New Zealand, collided with a high voltage power line while attempting to land. hot air balloon functional cure

4 Background Information

5 4 Particulate matter (PM) are tiny pieces of solid or liquid matter associated with the Earth's atmosphere. They are suspended in the atmosphere as atmospheric aerosol ( ), a term which refers to the particulate/air mixture, as opposed to the particulate matter alone. Sources of particulate matter can be man-made or natural. They can adversely affect human health and also have impact on climate and precipitation.

6 5 Background Information Smog is a type of air pollution; the word smog was coined in the early 20th century to refer to smoky fog. The word was then intended to refer to what was a familiar and serious problem in London from the 19th century to the mid- 20th century. This kind of smog is caused by the burning of large amounts of coal within a city. This smog contains soot particulates ( ) from smoke, sulfur dioxide ( ) and other components.

7 6 Background Information Modern smog, as found for example in Los Angeles, is a type of air pollution derived from vehicular emission from internal combustion engines ( ) and industrial fumes that react in the atmosphere with sunlight to form secondary pollutants that also combine with the primary emissions to form photochemical smog ( ).

8 7 Background Information

9 8 Housing prices still remain a headache for citizens.

10 Fast Reading

11 10 Fill in the blanks with proper words or phrases according to the facts listed near the bottom of page 2. 1. The Holi One Color Festival in Cape Town is inspired by ______________________________ in India. Hindu Holi Spring Festival of Color

12 11 Fast Reading 2. Violators of Hong Kongs baby formula limits face _________________________ and __________________. two years in prison fines of up to HK$500,000

13 12 Fast Reading Question: How was Timothy Brown cured of AIDS? He received bone marrow transplants originally intended to cure leukemia, but the donor of the bone marrow is naturally resistant to HIV, so he ended up being cured of both the two diseases.

14 Detailed Reading

15 Task I Talk with your partners: Do you know anything about theTwo Sessions? What does theTwo Sessions represent? [the National People's Congress and the Chinese Political Consultative Conference(NPC&CPPCC)] If you are a representative of theTwo Sessions, which topic would you care more about? (the social security, the enviroment,the education etc) Task I Talk with your partners: Do you know anything about theTwo Sessions? What does theTwo Sessions represent? [the National People's Congress and the Chinese Political Consultative Conference(NPC&CPPCC)] If you are a representative of theTwo Sessions, which topic would you care more about? (the social security, the enviroment,the education etc) SpeakingSpeaking Leadin Activity

16 Reading Comprehension Read the passage twice and answer the following questions : 1. What is the main idea of Wen`s last NPC report ? 2. How many parts does this passage mention about what the country plans to do this year? What are they? It sums up what China has accomplished in the past five years and outlines the goals for 2013. This passage mentions five parts. They are economic growth, environmental protection, food safety, housing prices and national defense.

17 Reading Comprehension 3. What measures will the government take to rein in inflation? 4. What measures have the government taken to cool the housing market? Lower the control target of this years consumer price index increase to around 3.5 percent, create more than 9 million urban jobs and keep the registered urban unemployment rate at or below 4.6 percent this year. The latest move is that homeowners who sell their homes will be subject to an income tax as high as 20 percent of the profit they make on the transaction..

18 Every March, the NPC and CPPCC annual sessions take place to debate key national issues. Whatever decisions are reached will affect peoples lives all across the country. Every March, the NPC and CPPCC annual sessions take place to debate key national issues. Whatever decisions are reached will affect peoples lives all across the country. The NPC, or National Peoples Congress, is Chinas top legislature. NPC deputies are elected from 35 electoral units from provincial-level peoples congresses, the Peoples Liberation Army, the deputy election council of the Hong Kong Special Administration Region SAR and the Taiwan compatriots consultation election council. The NPC, or National Peoples Congress, is Chinas top legislature. NPC deputies are elected from 35 electoral units from provincial-level peoples congresses, the Peoples Liberation Army, the deputy election council of the Hong Kong Special Administration Region SAR and the Taiwan compatriots consultation election council. The NPCs powers include amending Chinas Constitution and overseeing its enforcement. Its also responsible for enacting and amending basic laws, electing and appointing members to central state organs, and determining major state issues. The NPCs powers include amending Chinas Constitution and overseeing its enforcement. Its also responsible for enacting and amending basic laws, electing and appointing members to central state organs, and determining major state issues. Every March, the NPC and CPPCC annual sessions take place to debate key national issues. Whatever decisions are reached will affect peoples lives all across the country. Every March, the NPC and CPPCC annual sessions take place to debate key national issues. Whatever decisions are reached will affect peoples lives all across the country. The NPC, or National Peoples Congress, is Chinas top legislature. NPC deputies are elected from 35 electoral units from provincial-level peoples congresses, the Peoples Liberation Army, the deputy election council of the Hong Kong Special Administration Region SAR and the Taiwan compatriots consultation election council. The NPC, or National Peoples Congress, is Chinas top legislature. NPC deputies are elected from 35 electoral units from provincial-level peoples congresses, the Peoples Liberation Army, the deputy election council of the Hong Kong Special Administration Region SAR and the Taiwan compatriots consultation election council. The NPCs powers include amending Chinas Constitution and overseeing its enforcement. Its also responsible for enacting and amending basic laws, electing and appointing members to central state organs, and determining major state issues. The NPCs powers include amending Chinas Constitution and overseeing its enforcement. Its also responsible for enacting and amending basic laws, electing and appointing members to central state organs, and determining major state issues. ListeningListening Leadin Activity Test your ears!

19 Nearly 3000 deputies are elected to the 12th National Peoples Congress. Out of these 3000 deputies 700 are female, and more than 400 are from ethnic minority groups. Nearly 3000 deputies are elected to the 12th National Peoples Congress. Out of these 3000 deputies 700 are female, and more than 400 are from ethnic minority groups. On the other hand, the Chinese Peoples Political Consultative Conference, is Chinas top political advisory body. Selected through consultation and recommendation, CPPCC members represent all walks of life from China, have social influence and are capable of participating in the deliberation and administration of state affairs. On the other hand, the Chinese Peoples Political Consultative Conference, is Chinas top political advisory body. Selected through consultation and recommendation, CPPCC members represent all walks of life from China, have social influence and are capable of participating in the deliberation and administration of state affairs. The main functions of the CPPCC are political consultation, democratic supervision and participation in the deliberation and administration of state affairs. The main functions of the CPPCC are political consultation, democratic supervision and participation in the deliberation and administration of state affairs. The 12th CPPCC National Committee has a total of more than 2,200 members, including nearly 400 females and around 260 members from Chinas ethnic minority groups. The 12th CPPCC National Committee has a total of more than 2,200 members, including nearly 400 females and around 260 members from Chinas ethnic minority groups. Nearly 3000 deputies are elected to the 12th National Peoples Congress. Out of these 3000 deputies 700 are female, and more than 400 are from ethnic minority groups. Nearly 3000 deputies are elected to the 12th National Peoples Congress. Out of these 3000 deputies 700 are female, and more than 400 are from ethnic minority groups. On the other hand, the Chinese Peoples Political Consultative Conference, is Chinas top political advisory body. Selected through consultation and recommendation, CPPCC members represent all walks of life from China, have social influence and are capable of participating in the deliberation and administration of state affairs. On the other hand, the Chinese Peoples Political Consultative Conference, is Chinas top political advisory body. Selected through consultation and recommendation, CPPCC members represent all walks of life from China, have social influence and are capable of participating in the deliberation and administration of state affairs. The main functions of the CPPCC are political consultation, democratic supervision and participation in the deliberation and administration of state affairs. The main functions of the CPPCC are political consultation, democratic supervision and participation in the deliberation and administration of state affairs. The 12th CPPCC National Committee has a total of more than 2,200 members, including nearly 400 females and around 260 members from Chinas ethnic minority groups. The 12th CPPCC National Committee has a total of more than 2,200 members, including nearly 400 females and around 260 members from Chinas ethnic minority groups. Leadin Activity

20 19 Detailed Reading 1. According to the article, what has specifically raised public concern about pollution? This winter Beijing and many parts of the country were repeatedly hit by smog, and pollution has become a growing public concern.

21 20 Detailed Reading 2. What are the measures mentioned to deal with pollution? The measures include: (1) increasing the conservation and reuse of energy and resources; (2) reducing energy and materials consumption and carbon dioxide emissions; (3) adjusting the economic structure; (4) upgrading related standards, practices, laws and regulations.

22 21 Detailed Reading 3. The government has also decided to rein in inflation by lowering the control target of this years consumer price index increase to around 3.5 percent, compared with last years target of 4 percent. Translate the sentence into Chinese. 3.5% 4%

23 22 Detailed Reading 4. According to Chen Xiaohong, what should be done to help realize seamless supervision of food safety? In order to be better supervised, the issue of food safety should be brought under the management of a single government agency instead of being within the purview of a number of agencies.

24 23 Detailed Reading 5. The latest move is that homeowners who sell their homes will be subject to an income tax as high as 20 percent of the profit they make on the transaction. Translate the sentence into Chinese. 20%

25 24 Detailed Reading 6. How would the defense budget be spent ? The money will be used to improve living and working conditions of service people, make the armed forces more mechanized and information-based, and protect national security.

26 25 Detailed Reading 7. From which aspects can we see that China will no longer emphasize growth at all costs? First, in the past five years, the government fulfilled its promise to spend 4 percent of GDP in 2012 on education, and started to build a basic medical insurance system that covers the whole population;

27 26 Detailed Reading Second, Wens report highlights environmental protection, food safety, housing prices and national defense in addition to economic growth, which shows the government has been shifting away from its previous GDP-driven mode, and paying more attention to social programs.

28 27 __ inflation __ conservation __ emission __ regulatory __ purview __ speculative __ territorial a. the preservation and careful management of the environment and of natural resources b. restricting according to rules or principles c. not based on fact or investigation d. a general and progressive increase in prices e. of or relating to a territory f. the act of emitting; causing to flow forth g. the range of interest or activity that can be anticipated a c d e b f g Task 1 Task 1 Match the words with their meanings. Words Practice

29 28 Task 2 Task 2 Complete the sentences with the words from Task 1. 1. But for many other species,_____________ efforts are likely to come too late. 2. _____________ issues do not exist in this region, he said. 3. What do these____________ figures actually mean? 4. The alternative to this is ______________ risk, where there is the chance of gain. conservation Territorial emission speculative

30 29 Words Practice Task 2 Task 2 Complete the sentences with the words from Task 1. 5. These are investors who say people should buy gold to protect against _____________. 6. Despite design and _____________ improvements, the road is still arduous. 7. She thought including this point in her opinion was within her judicial ____________. regulatory inflation purview

31 30 Make a survey to the students in your school about the two sessions: Which kind of things are you concerned about? Why? Who do you think should be the representatives for the people? If you are a representative of theTwo Sessions, which topic would you propose for the people? Which part of the things do you think people are conerned more about? Direction Assignment

32 Discussion

33 32 Discussion & Summary Do you think the measures mentioned in the report will be effective enough to solve the current problems? Why or why not?

34 33 1. Do you know the term gender discrimination? Have you ever encountered it in your life? If yes, share your story with your group members. Discussion

35 34 2. Look at the picture and share your understanding with your partner.

36 35 1. Why was Wu Wenjia excited at the news of a job fair exclusive for female graduates? Because it is not easy to find a job especially for female graduates on the verge of graduation. 2. Why was Wu Wenjia turned down by potential employers? Because they claimed that the job was not suitable for female. Global Reading

37 36 3. What are the findings of the 2011 national survey conducted by the All-China Womens Federation? According to the survey, one in 10 women have encountered gender discrimination in the job market, with female graduates affected the most. 4. What can you learn about the new regulations in Shenzhen? New regulations in Shenzhen rule that employers who discriminate against job applicants based on their gender will be fined up to 30,000 yuan. Global Reading

38 37 5. What is the influence of the new regulations on job market according to Huang Yizhi? Huang Yizhi holds that efforts by labor authorities to fine violators could serve as a deterrent and encourage victims to seek protection of their rights. 6. Was the job fair exclusive for female graduates a success? No, it was cancelled due to there not being enough employers to participate. Global Reading

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