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2 Amazing people

3 Yang Liwei: the first Chinese astronaut who travels to outer space! He explored _________ He is a space _______ space explorer

4 Suppose you are explorers( not visitors), which country do you want to go to ?

5 What are in the pyramids?

6 Pharaoh (法老)

7 Enjoy part of a film, and answer some questions about it. 1. What were they looking for? 2. Where did the story happen? 4. Did they find the tomb( 墓 ) finally? 5. Will the curse make them die?

8 1. What were they looking for? ---A tomb of Tutankhamun 2. Where did the story happen? ---Egypt 3. Did they find the tomb finally? ---Yes 4. Will the curse make them die? ---Maybe 5. Do you believe in the curse of the mummy?

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10 Reading strategy : Predicting information 1) by reading the title The article is about a famous explorer who worked in Egypt. What might be the relationship between ‘ The curse of the mummy ’ and the famous explorer? by reading the title—too general( 笼统)

11 Reading strategy : Predicting information 2) by reading the first paragraph What ’ s the first paragraph about? by reading the first paragraph --more specific (具体) famous, brave, adventurous and amazing Read the first paragraph and find some useful words (adj)

12 Can you predict what the passage is about?

13 Fast Reading Read the article quickly and answer the following questions: 1.What was the name of the Egyptian King whose tomb Carter found? 2.What happened to some of Carter’s team members after the tomb was opened?

14 1.Howard Carter was shy. 2.His father taught him to write. 3.Howard Carter worked in Egypt in the 1920s. 4.He discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun when he was The explorers decided to leave the treasure in the tomb. 6. Carter’s pet bird usually brought him good luck. 7. Howard Carter died when he was young. 8. It is believed that the mummy’s curse makes those who enter Egypt ill. T / F on page 44

15 Fast Reading Read the article quickly and answer the following questions: 1.What was the name of the Egyptian King whose tomb Carter found? 2.What happened to some of Carter’s team members after the tomb was opened? The name of the Egyptian King was Tutankhamun. They fell ill and died stangely.

16 1.Howard Carter was shy. 2.His father taught him to write. 3.Howard Carter worked in Egypt in the 1920s. 4.He discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun when he was The explorers decided to leave the treasure in the tomb. 6. Carter’s pet bird usually brought him good luck. 7. Howard Carter died when he was young. 8. It is believed that the mummy’s curse makes those who enter Egypt ill. F F T F F T F F T /F

17 Careful reading Read the article carefully and do some exercises.

18 Reading comprehention: 1. Which of the following statements about Howard Carter is TRUE? A. He liked to draw pictures because he wanted to be an artist. B. He wanted to be brave and adventurous like his father. C. He liked visiting new places very much. D.Although he visited many places, he did not discover anything amazing.

19 2. According to the passage, which of the following statements is TRUE? A. Howard Carter went to school at an early age. B. By the 1920s,Howard Carter had become an explorer. C. Inside the tombs, he discovered many rotten bodies of the Egyptian kings. D. The tomb of King Tutanhamum was one of the most important tombs that had ever been found.

20 3. What happened after Carter’s team opened the tomb of King Tutanhamum? A. Carter’s lucky pet dog was bitten by a snake. B. Carter’s secretary died of heart trouble four months after the tomb was opened. C. Arthur Mace lived a long time after the discovery of the tomb. D. Howard Carter lived on and died when he was 56 years old.

21 4. Which explanations of the following sounds reasonable fot the people’s death after opening of the tomb? A. By a curious coincidence. B. A certain magic power. C. The result of the mummy’s curse. D. Many viruses inside the tombs killed the people.

22 5. Which of the following statements is true according to the article? A. Carter’s pet bird and Carnarvon’s dog were both dead in Egypt. B. Today, scientists have fully explained the mystery of Tuntanhamum’ tomb. C. Howard Carter died when he was 55. D. When Carter’ team found the tomb of King Tutanhamum,they took away all of the treasures.

23 Please divide the text into four parts:

24 The summary of each part Part1 Part 2 Part3 Part4 (Para1-2) (Para4-5) (Para6-8) An _______to Howard Carter The ________ of King Tutankhamun ’ s tomb Some people’s _____ after the tomb was opened. Different___________, but no __________. ( Para3 ) introduction death explanations conclusion discovery

25 ( Para1---2 ) Job : Interest: love ______________________ Education: explorer visiting new places didn’t go to school, taught to draw by his father Set sail for Alexandria, Egypt Become an explorer,searching for the tombs of Egyptian kings Part1: Introduce Howard Carter In 1891: By the 1920s: time

26 Part2 (Para3) The most amazing discovery is containing riches jewels gold the mummy of the king emptied The tomb of King Tutankhamun happened

27 Howard Carter George Gould Carnarvon Richard Bethell bird Arther Mace Part 3 Para( 4-5 ) some people died.

28 Complete the chart CreaturesWho was he?What did he do?How did he die? Carter’s pet birdled Carter to the tomb Lord Carnarvonoffered money to Carter be present George Gouldvisited the tomb Richard Bethellentered the tomb Athur Maceanother member died shortly Carnarvon’s friend a high fever a British man interested in Egypt a fever Carter’s secretary heart trouble eaten by a snake

29 Part4 (Para6-8) 1.Some people say : 2. Others believe that: 3. However, still others believe : The writer’s opinion : 4. The writer’s opinion : coincidence curse viruses has __?___been fully explained Different explanations explanations never

30 Task-based reading ( look at your papers and pay attention to the right form of each word ) 幻灯片 35

31 Within seven years, 21 people who had something to do with the opening of the tomb died. Within seven years, 21 people who had something to do with the opening of the tomb died.

32 What do you think of it, a curse, a coincidence or having a scientific explanation?

33 There is possibility that …, 1. There is possibility that …, because… because… 2. The deaths can be explained like this I think their deaths are due to…, because... because In my opinion, all this happened because … because … Beginning with:

34 My opinion I think the power of a curse is in the mind of the person who believes in it. Howard Carter, the man who actually opened the tomb, never believed in the curse and lived to a reasonably old age of 65 before dying of entirely natural causes. The people died shortly after the discovery maybe because they were too worried about the curses and thus got sick and even died. I think the power of a curse is in the mind of the person who believes in it. Howard Carter, the man who actually opened the tomb, never believed in the curse and lived to a reasonably old age of 65 before dying of entirely natural causes. The people died shortly after the discovery maybe because they were too worried about the curses and thus got sick and even died.

35 Further discussion To be a successful explorer, personality (个性) is very important. What personality do you think you should have if you want to explore space alone like Yang Liwei?

36 Personalities of an explorer brave adventurous curious tough ( 坚韧的 ) … careful devoted

37 . As for students, what sorts of personalities should we have? Further thinking

38 personalities a student should have As students in modern times, we should be: kind friendly diligent hardworking modest( 谦虚的 ) honest co-operative ( 合作的 ) optimistic( 乐观的 ) tough devoted helpful

39 He who risks nothing gains nothing.He who risks nothing gains nothing. Success grows out of struggle to overcome difficulties.Success grows out of struggle to overcome difficulties.

40 Write a summary about Howard Carter. Read Part A in Reading on Page 106 in Workbook.

41 Good staying with you! Thank you for your cooperation!

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44 1) What kind of person do you think Howard Carter is? Why? 2)Mr. Carter found the tomb of King Tutankhamun. Then some people died. There are different explanations. Do you know what they are ? 3)To be a qualified explorer, what kind of personality do you think he/she should have? 4) Do you think the mummy ’ s curse really exists? Why? Role play Post-reading activities --- interview A---the spokesman (发言人) of Howard Carter B---a journalist B will ask A the following questions:

45 What is Egypt famous for? pyramid


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