Presentation on theme: "# Unit One Welcome to the unit. # Have you ever heard of something not only interesting and attractive but also unexplained at all even with the help."— Presentation transcript:
# Pair work 1.Do the five pictures have something in common? If so, what is it? 2.Can scientists explain these phenomena? 3.How do you feel about them?
# Sample answer: They are mysterious because no satisfactory answers have been offered to explain them so far. Though these mysteries have puzzled people for a long time, they still show great interest in them. People feel puzzled by the mysteries…
# What do the letters UFO stand for ？ unidentified flying objects Are they really from another planet?
# Do you believe in UFOs? What might be the most acceptable explanation for UFOs? ● Aliens from space. ● Military test aircraft. ● Some UFOs are alien, some are test aircraft. ● UFOs are evidence of human space travel. ● UFOs are neither alien nor test aircraft. ● UFOs don’t exist.
# The chances of seeing a UFO are greater for those people who live in small towns or in the country and are outside late at night. UFOs come in all shapes and sizes. Some are only small spots of light that move in strange patterns across the night sky. Some can be seen in the daytime. They are often said to be disk- or saucer-shaped.
# Where is it? Himalayas the highest mountain range in the world weather High winds Snowstorms Cold Wet… Why so many people make great efforts to climb them? Hobby Dream Challenge themselves Overcome difficulty Make discoveries …
# Yeti Abominable snowman What do Yetis look like? Half-man and half-beast Strong, hairy…
# The Yeti or Abominable Snowman, also called the “missing link” （推想 中从类人猿发展到人类之 间的过渡生物）, is said to be a humanlike monster that is supposed to live in Himalayas, the highest mountain range in the world. Several sightings, mainly of footprints, have been reported by western explorers throughout the years. Yet none of them have been supported with evidence in any way.
# Loch Ness A big lake in Scotland, one of Scotland’s top tourist attractions, famous because of Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster. Loch Ness Monster On the 21st December 1933, The hunter, M A Wetherall, "It is a four fingered beast and it has feet or pads of eight inches across. I judge it to be a powerful soft footed animal about 20 feet in length... I am sure that it can breathe like a crocodile with just one nostril out of the water."
# Stonehenge Prehistoric monument on Salisbury Plain, southern England, consisting of two concentric circles( 同心圆 ) of large standing stones, the heaviest of them weighing probably about 45 tons, one of the most famous prehistoric sites in the world, added to the UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites in 1986, built between 2800 and 1500 BC, thought to have been an astronomical calendar( 天文历 ) or a temple to the sun.
# Pyramids, Egypt The Sphinx All Egyptian pyramids were built on the west bank of the Nile, as the site of the setting sun was associated with the world of the dead in Egyptian mythology.setting sun Half human, half lion, the Sphinx is 240 feet long and 66 feet high
# The Great Pyramid The Great Pyramid of Khufu is one of the seven wonders of the ancient( 古代的 ) world. No one knows how people can put such big stones on without any machine. It is the greatest of the Egyptian pyramids. They are burial places( 墓地 ) for the Pharaohs( 法老 ). It is the symbol of Egypt. Some people say the pyramids are built by the aliens.
# Group discussion : What other unexplained things do you know about? If you saw a UFO or a monster some day, what would you do?
# Translation of some phrases: 1. 无法解释的传说，未解之谜 2. 充满无法解释的事物 3. 一个失踪的男孩 4. 偶遇 5. 谈论 6. 进行一次采访或面试 7. 因为这个原因 8. 相信未解的事物 tales of the unexplained be full of unexplained things a missing boy run into talk about carry out an interview for the reason believe in unexplained things
# Boy missing, police puzzled Can you complete the title? What information can you get from the title? What else do you want to know? A boy is missing, and the police are puzzled. How/When/Where was the boy missing? Why are the police puzzled? Kidnapped( 绑架 )? Drowning( 溺水 )? Murdered/Killed? …
# title title ‘Boy missing, police puzzled’ A boy is missing and the police are puzzled. ? of a news title features of a news title incomplete brief attractive exact direct
# title the first paragraph ( to give a general idea about the news ) the following paragraphs ‘How to read a newspaper article’ ( to tell readers “who” “when” “where” “what” “why” “how” ) ( to give detailed but less important information )
# California – Steve Jobs, the mastermind behind Apple’s iPhone, iPad, iPod, iMac and iTunes died this afternoon. Steve's brilliance and energy were the source of countless innovations that improve all of our lives. The world is far better because of Steve. who when wherewhatwhy Main points
# Title : “A boy missing, police puzzled” the first paragraph the following paragraphs evidence given by Justin’s parents, sister, neighbors … a boy named Justin last Friday night went missing Dover unknown … who when what where why … It’s about a missing boy
# 1.What is the article about? 2.When was Justin last seen? 3.Who is in charge of the case? 4. What time did the witnesses see Justin walking home? 5. Does Justin have any brothers and sisters? It’s about a missing boy. Friday night. Detective Sam Peterson. Fast reading At 10.45 p.m. He has a sister.
# 6. What colour were the aliens? 7. Who else has been taken by the aliens? They were white. Mavis Wood has been taken by the aliens.
# Detail reading: 1.The reason why people were interested in the disappearance of the child is that____ A. The lost boy was 15 years old. B. The police advised them to do so. C. The disappearance might have something to do with the UFO and the alien. D. All of the above
# 2. Which of the following statement is true? A. Justin Foster went missing last Friday morning. B. Justin father had a headache that day. C. Justin did tell someone he would stay out late. D. Justin’s parents asked the police for help.
# 3. We can infer that the boy might go missing______. A. in his own room B. on the playground C. in Kelly’s room D. in his brother’s room
# 4. What is the attitude( 态度） of the police to the disappearance of the boy?_____ A.They can’t make sure that Justin was taken by aliens. B.They think it possible for some people to make up an amazing story. C.They are looking into other possibilities. D.All of the above.
# 5.We can know_______. A.The police have known the cause of the boy’s disappearance. B. the police haven’t found convincing evidence about the boy’s disappearance C. the police will catch the aliens who took away the boy. D. the police won’t get any information about the child’s disappearance
# The structure of the newspaper article Main pointsSupporting details Introduction & Background (Para 1) When Where Who What how did people react why did people show great interest three days ago Dover, New Hampshire Justin Foster went missing showed great interest Strange lights in the sky & alien visits around the time the boy disappeared
# Main points Supporting details ( Para. 2) Who believed he was back? Justin Foster went home. his two friends witnesses his sister
# Main pointsSupporting details Kelly saw ______________________ ______. Kelly heard ____________. Mavis Wood said ______________________ ______________________ _____________. a large spaceship flying outside Justin shout that the aliens took her away so that they could do research on her (Para. 3~8 ) The boy was taken away by aliens.
# Main pointsSupporting details Mrs Foster thought Justin’s friends said Witnesses said didn’t show up at the family lunch the next day. that Justin went home after playing baseball with them. that they saw Justin walking towards his home at 10.45 p.m. him put on his favorite CD after he went to his room. Kelly heard Justin Foster he was spending the night with a friend. Justin Foster went missing Justin Foster returned home.
# Main pointsSupporting details Kelly saw Kelly heard Mavis Wood said a large spaceship flying outside. Justin shout. that the aliens took her away so that they could do scientific research on her. Justin Foster was taken away by aliens
# people Feelings towards the incident shocked friends Kelly Mrs. Foster Mavis Wood Sam Peterson frightened, shocked worried, sad, regret angry, terrible puzzled, determined
# What’s the right order of the sentences? Justin did not show up at the family lunch the next day. Kelly heard Justin return home. Justin left home to play baseball with his two friends. Justin was seen walking towards his home at 10.45 p.m. Kelly heard Justin shout. Kelly saw a bright light outside her window. 6 3 1 2 5 4
# True or false? Kelly saw Justin go straight to his room and put on his favourite CD. Standing inside the spaceship were strange creatures with black skin and red eyes. Mr Foster was sleeping at home and knew Justin was missing. Police said there was no hard evidence that Justin was taken away by the aliens. Poliece has given up looking into other possibilities. didn't see white skin and black eyes was working on road construction job won't give up T
# Consolidation Task-based reading TopicPeopleDetails Boy Missing, police puzzled ParentsThey thought the boy 1 out late with his friends but felt worried when their son didn’t 2 up the next day. Kelly ·Heard Justin 3 home and 4 on his favorite CD. ·Claimed to see a large 5 flying outside, in which stood many strange creatures 6 white skin and large black eyes. ·Thought that Justin had been taken away by the 7, for she heard him shout and never saw him after that. Mrs. Mavis Wood Believed Kelly’s words, for she herself had ever Been taken 8 by the aliens. Detective Sam Peterson ·Thought stories about aliens were made up by people. ·Will look into other 9 as well. ·Won’t 10 up until the truth is found out. stayed show returnput spaceship with aliens away possibilities give
# Assignment ● Write an article that interests you, and use as many useful phrases as possible. ● Recite the useful words and expressions in the article.