Presentation on theme: "Cultural relics Unit 1 It has a long history. It is the symbol of China. There is a saying: A man who has never been there is not a true man. The Great."— Presentation transcript:
What is Amber? Amber, always yellow-brown, is the form of from trees, felt as hard as stone. Amber, always yellow-brown, is the fossil( 化石 )form of resin( 树脂 ) from trees, felt as hard as stone. It takes to form, so it is 13 times the price of gold. It takes millions of years to form, so it is 13 times the price of gold.
It tells us the strange history of the_______ ________, a cultural relic of two countries: _________ and________. Skimming Get the general idea of the text Amber Room RussiaGermany The passage is mainly developed in the order of _____. A. place B. people C. time
A. The history of the Amber Room B. The rebuilding of the Amber Room C. Brief introduction to the Amber Room D. The missing of the Amber Room Para 1 Para 2&3 Para 4 Para 5 Skimming Match the main ideas and the paragraphs.
Color Birthplace Design Material Time to complete Beautiful yellow-brown Prussia In the fancy style popular in those days Several tons of amber, decorated with gold and jewels It took the country’s best artists ten years to make. Scanning Detail information in Para.1 Try to get basic information of the Amber Room.
Scanning Detail information in Para2-Para5 How many characters are related to the Amber Room in the text? Who are they? 2.Frederick William Ⅰ 1.Frederick Ⅰ 4.Catherine Ⅱ 3.Peter the Great 5. Nazi
Can you find important years and places about the Amber Room? Try to fill in this chart. Scanning Detail information in Para2-Para5 YearEvents Place (country) (name) Frederick William I gave it to Peter the Great. Prussia in St. Petersburg (Russia) (winter palace ) 1770 Russians and Germans rebuilt it. 1716 Catherine Ⅱ added more details to it. 1941 Nazis stole the room itself. outside St. Petersburg (Russia) (Summer palace ) Konigsberg (German) 2003 St. Petersburg (Russia)
1.Why did Frederick William I give the Amber Room to Peter the Great? A.To stop the war between the two contries. B.To get the best Russian soldiers. C.To get the land of Russia D.To get weapons from Peter the Great. 2. The Russians didn’t hide the Amber Room because ______. A. they were at war B. the couldn’t find a place C. the German soldiers arrived too soon D. no train could take it away Scanning Detail information in Para2-Para5
Critical thinking 1.Why do you think countries want to make friends with each other by giving gifts? Do countries do this today? 2.What’s the writing style of the passage? 3.What is the author’s attitude towards the Amber Room?
Discuss the following questions in groups of four, and choose one of you to show his/her opinion. Is it worth rebuilding lost cultural relics, for example, Yuan Ming Yuan in Beijing? for against
You can use such useful expressions: I am for …because … I am against…because … I agree that …/I agree with your opinion I don’t agree with you, In my opinion, I think … My opinion is that … I think it is better to … I believe …
For Against Enjoy the beauty again Increase the income of tourism …… A waste of money and time Let people forget the shameful history …… Welcome your brilliant ideas!!
The Amber Room was ________ for the palace of Frederick I at first. The country’s best ______ spent about ____ years making it. Several tons of _______ were used for making it, decorated with _____ and ______. It was given to ______________ after Frederick William I succeeded his ______ and became the _____ of Prussia. designed artiststen amber gold jewelsPeter the Great kingfather
Soon it became part of the Czar’s ______ ______ in St Petersburg. Later, ___________ had the Amber Room ______ to a palace outside St Petersburg. It was considered one of the ________ of the world. In _____, it was stolen by the _____. Now a new Amber Room has been built in _______ and it looks much like the old one, following the old ______. winter palace wonders movedCatherine II 1941 Nazis Russia photos