Objectives Language use: essay analysis Vocabulary: key words study Critical thinking: global warming
Contents 1. Approaching the Topic 3. Part 1 analysis 2. Text structure 4. Assignment
Text structure 1-2 3-7 Our warming planet 8-11 Taking actions The author traces the causes of global warming and discusses its consequences. The author tells the reason why people are now increasingly concerned about global warming. The author puts forward some suggestions on what is to be done. Paragraphs Main idea
How do we know that people have shown increasing concern about global warming? Twenty-five years ago,…, but now… While reading
1 if you made a trip to the local library and perused the periodical section for articles on global warming, you’d probably have come up with only a few abstracts from hardcore science journals or maybe a blurb in some esoteric geopolitical magazine. As an Internet search on global warming attests, the subject has become as rooted in our public consciousness as Madonna or microwave cooking. Focus on Global Warming Detailed reading Twenty-five years ago now
peruse vt. e.g. He opened a newspaper and began to peruse the personal ads. to read through carefully, especially in order to find the part you are interested in Derivation: perusal n. e.g. He sent the report to the teacher for her perusal. ? ? ?
2 Perhaps all this attention is deserved. With the possible exception of another world war, giant asteroid, or an incurable plague, global warming may be the single largest threat to our planet. For decades human factories and cars have spewed billions of tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, and the climate has begun to show some signs of warming. Many see this as a harbinger of what is to come. curb our greenhouse gas emissions, then low-lying nations could be awash in seawater, rain and drought patterns across the world could change, hurricanes could become more frequent, and El Ninos could become more intense. Detailed reading topic sentence why If we don’t effect transitional
e.g. The bathroom floor was awash. awash adj. Paronym: afraid, alike, alive, alone, ashamed, asleep, awake be covered or flooded with water the child awake… an awake child Predicative adjectives
peruse awash be covered or flooded with water to read through carefully TEM-4
I perused the newspaper and learnt that if we didn't put a curb on global warming, the low-lying nations would be awash.