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Read the first sentence of each paragraph. Guess: What does the writer talk about Singapore? Reading: Have you ever been to Singapore?
Have you ever been to Singapore? For many Chinese tourists, this small island in Southeast Asia is a wonderful place to take a holiday. On the one hand, more than three quarters of the population are Chinese, so you can simply speak Putonghua a lot of time. On the other hand, Singapore is an English-speaking country, so its also a good place to practice your English! southeast n. wonderful adj. take a holiday quarter three quarters population n. on the one hand on the other hand
Have you ever tried Chinese food outside of China? Maybe you fear that you wont be able to find anything to eat in a foreign country. In Singapore, however, youll find a lot of food from China; you wont have any problem finding rice, noodles, or dumplings. However, if youre feeling brave, Singapore is an excellent place to try new food. Whether you like Indian food, western food, or Japanese food, youll find it all in Singapore if you look! fear v. noodle n. ( ) dumpling n. brave adj. excellent adj. Indian adj. have problem doing
Most large cities have zoos, but have you ever been to a zoo at night? Singapore has a night zoo called the Night Safari. It might seem strange to go to a zoo when its dark. But if youve ever been to a zoo during the daytime, you might understand why this zoo is so special. A lot of animals only wake up at night, so this is the best time to watch them. If you go to see lions, tigers, or foxes during the daytime, theyll probably be asleep! At the Night Safari, you can watch these animals in a more natural environment than a normal zoo. Safari n. Night Safari ( ) dark n. fox n. natural adj. environment n.
One great thing about Singapore is that the temperature is almost the same all year round. This is because the island is so close to the equator. So you can choose to go whenever you likespring, summer, autumn, or winter! And, of course, its not too far from China! temperature n. all year round (= all year long ) all day long / round all night long / round equator n. whenever conj. spring n. autumn n.
Questions: 1 Where is Singapore? 2 What language do people speak in Singapore? 3 Why can we speak Chinese in Singapore ? 4 Can we speak English there ? Why?
Questions: 1Can we find any Chinese food there ? 2 What kind of Chinese food can we find ? 3 Can we try any kind of new food there? 4 What kinds of new food can we find ?
Questions: 1Have you ever been to zoos? 2Have you ever been to a zoo at night? 3 Singapore has a special zoo.Whats its name? 4 Why is the zoo so special ? 5 Why is the Night Safari so good? 6 What is the weather like in Singapore ? Why? 7 When can we go to Singapore?
3a Complete the word map with the words from the reading. Names of places China, Animalslions, Seasonssummer, LanguagesChinese, Kinds of food rice, SingaporeSoutheast Asia zooNight Safari tigersfoxes springautumnwinter PutonghuaEnglish noodlesdumplings Indian / western / Japanese food
3c The statements are all false. Using information from the reading. Write four true sentences. 1. Singapore is a big country in Europe. 2. In Singapore, you can only find Japanese food. 3. Its good to see lions and foxes during the daytime because theyll probably be awake. 4. Its best to visit Singapore in autumn. Singapore is a small(island / country) in Southeast Asia. You can find many kinds of food in Singapore. Its better to see lions and foxes at night when they are awake. You can visit Singapore at any time of year / in any season.
1.Singapore is a big country in Europe. ( T or F ) 2.Its good to see lions and foxes during the day time. ( T or F ) 3.Why is Singapore a wonderful place to take holiday for many Chinese tourists? 4.What food can you find in Singapore? 5.What is the best time to visit Singapore? 6.Whats the meaning of the sentence…you wont have any problem finding rice…
Discuss: If you have a chance to go to Singapore, what will you do?
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