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Unit 4 Text 1 A View of Mountains Pre-reading Question  What do you think is the greatest threat to the existence of mankind?

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2 Unit 4 Text 1 A View of Mountains

3 Pre-reading Question  What do you think is the greatest threat to the existence of mankind?

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5 Structural Analysis  Part I (paragraph 1): The writer puts forward his thesis: a view of mountains in the background suggests the real extent to which the city was destroyed by the atomic bombing.

6  Part II (paragraphs 2-3): The author argues that the bombing of Nagasaki is more representative of the nuclear peril threatening the world than that of Hiroshima and that we need to take actions to dispel nuclear threat from the Earth.

7  Part III (paragraph 4): The author restates his main idea, i.e. we should not just worry about the nuclear peril but take actions to eliminate it to create a safer world.

8 Paraphrase 1  It was therefore left to Yamahata to record, methodically –and, as it happens, with a great and simple artistry –the effects … The responsibility was therefore placed on Yamahata’s shoulders to record the effects systematically and incidentally with a great and simple artistry.

9 Paraphrase 2  That absence, even more than wreckage, contains the heart of the matter. That vanished city rather than its remains represents the true measure of the event.

10 Paraphrase 3  In the photographs, Nagasaki comes into its own. In the photographs Nagasaki regains its own status.

11 Paraphrase 4  … the human imagination had stumbled to exhaustion in the wreckage of the first ruined city without reaching even the outskirts of the second. … the human imagination had been exhausted and stopped at the wreckage of the first ruined city and failed to reach even the outskirts of Nagasaki.

12 Paraphrase 5  … we seem to need, in addition, some other picture to counterpoise against ruined Nagasaki… …apart from the pictures of Nagasaki we seem to need some other picture to inspire in us a hope of life to counterbalance the sense of doom suggested by the ruined Hagasaki…

13 More Exercises  Parcels of food were to him by American friends.  It is up to the teacher to decide what satisfactory work.  Only one person the accident.  The countryside is with beautiful ancient churches.  Having drunk half a bottle of whiskey, I upstairs and into bed.

14 More Exercises  Parcels of food were dispatched to him by American friends.  It is up to the teacher to decide what satisfactory work.  Only one person the accident.  The countryside is with beautiful ancient churches.  Having drunk half a bottle of whiskey, I upstairs and into bed.

15 More Exercises  Parcels of food were dispatched to him by American friends.  It is up to the teacher to decide what constitutes satisfactory work.  Only one person the accident.  The countryside is with beautiful ancient churches.  Having drunk half a bottle of whiskey, I upstairs and into bed.

16 More Exercises  Parcels of food were dispatched to him by American friends.  It is up to the teacher to decide what constitutes satisfactory work.  Only one person witnessed the accident.  The countryside is with beautiful ancient churches.  Having drunk half a bottle of whiskey, I upstairs and into bed.

17 More Exercises  Parcels of food were dispatched to him by American friends.  It is up to the teacher to decide what constitutes satisfactory work.  Only one person witnessed the accident.  The countryside is dotted with beautiful ancient churches.  Having drunk half a bottle of whiskey, I upstairs and into bed.

18 More Exercises  Parcels of food were dispatched to him by American friends.  It is up to the teacher to decide what constitutes satisfactory work.  Only one person witnessed the accident.  The countryside is dotted with beautiful ancient churches.  Having drunk half a bottle of whiskey, I stumbled upstairs and into bed.

19 More Exercises  With the court case us, we couldn’t enjoy our vacation.  It will him embarrassment if you speak to him about it in private.  I’d like to start the speech by a few rumors that have been spreading recently.  The role of the police is to that the law is obeyed.

20 More Exercises  With the court case hanging over us, we couldn’t enjoy our vacation.  It will him embarrassment if you speak to him about it in private.  I’d like to start the speech by a few rumors that have been spreading recently.  The role of the police is to that the law is obeyed.

21 More Exercises  With the court case hanging over us, we couldn’t enjoy our vacation.  It will spare him embarrassment if you speak to him about it in private.  I’d like to start the speech by a few rumors that have been spreading recently.  The role of the police is to that the law is obeyed.

22 More Exercises  With the court case hanging over us, we couldn’t enjoy our vacation.  It will spare him embarrassment if you speak to him about it in private.  I’d like to start the speech by dispelling a few rumors that have been spreading recently.  The role of the police is to that the law is obeyed.

23 More Exercises  With the court case hanging over us, we couldn’t enjoy our vacation.  It will spare him embarrassment if you speak to him about it in private.  I’d like to start the speech by dispelling a few rumors that have been spreading recently.  The role of the police is to ensure that the law is obeyed.

24 Dictation  Nagasaki had never been subjected to large-scale bombing prior to the explosion of the atomic bomb there. On August 1st, 1945, however, a number of highly explosive bombs were dropped on the city. A few of these bombs hit the shipyards and dock areas in the southwest portion of the city.

25 Dictation  Several of the bombs hit the Mitsubishi Steel and Arms Works and six bombs landed at the Nagasaki and a number of people, principally schoolchildren, were evacuated to rural areas for safety, thus reducing the population in the city at the time of the atomic attack.

26 The end!


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