Skim the whole passage and get the main idea: Skimming The text tells the p______ of the snakes and presents the p_________ of catching them and applying for a p______. roblem rocedures atent 36
Scanning paragraph1 1.This paragraph tells us the discovery of the problem of_____________. 2.What was the mother upset about? 3.The girl felt proud because ________________________ here was a chance for her to distinguish herself by inventing something that would catch snakes but not harm them. There were some snakes in her courtyard. the snakes 38
Paragraph2 _________________________ 1.This para tells us _________________________ on the approaches to solving the problem. 2.Why didnt the writer use the powders? the writers research Because she knew her parents didnt want to hurt these creatures 40
Paragraph3 1.This paragraph tells us ________________ she thought of to catching the snakes after doing research. 2.How many approaches are mentioned in the text and what are they? 3.Which approach did the writer choose? the approaches Cooling the snakes so that they would become sleepy and could be easily caught. Three. Remove_______________________________ Attract ________________________________ Cool __________________________________ the habitat them into a trap them to make them sleepy and easy to catch 43
Paragraph 4---6 1.This part tells us her three ___________ to catch the snakes. 2.What do the three attempts have in common? 3.How did she avoid being bitten by the snake? 4.How did she deal with the snakes after success? attempts By using a small fish net. She released them all back into the wild. Froze_________________________________ Put___________________________________ Covered_______________________________ Made the snakes________________________ the bowl and ice cubes the bowl and ice cubes over the habitat the bowl with a bucket sleepy 48
Paragraph78 1This part mainly tells us the criteria of ___________________. 2. According to the criteria, which of the following do you think can be given a patent? A. A new novel written by Yao Ming. B. A new star discovered by a scientist. C. A new way to make dirty water clean. D. A new kind of grass found in a mountain which can be used as a medicine. applying for a patent 50
3.Discussion: Page22 exercise 4 Do you think these items should get patents according to the criteria in our text? For example: healthier meat should not be given a patent. Because it belongs to a new variety of animal. 54
Post-reading. 1.There are 6 stages in producing an invention.1. 1.There are 6 stages in producing an invention.1. Finding a problem2. Doing research3. Thinking of a creative solution4. Testing the solution5. Deciding on the invention6. Applying for a patent. Please choose the suitable stages for the paragraphs. StagesParagraphs 1 2 3 4,5,6 7,8 Testing the solution Deciding on the invention and applying for a patent Finding a problem Doing research Thinking of a creative solution
2 How did the writer catch the snakes? A. using something the snakes were interested to attract them into a trap. B. taking their habitat to another place. C. placing the snakes at a low temperature for them to sleep and then caught them. D. All the above.
3. What are the two factors that helped the writer solve the problem successfully? A. her creativity and intelligence. B. her knowledge about snakes and efforts to improve the solution. C. the ice-cream maker and the small fishing net. D. her carefulness and the desire to distinguish herself.
4.The biggest advantage of the writer's new idea is that: A. it makes the snakes move slowly B. it makes the snakes hardly bite us C. it is easier for us to kill the snakes without hurting ourselves D. it is easier for us to catch the snakes without killing them
5. Which statement is true according to the text? A. The snakes were so sleepy in the second attempt that they couldn't bite the writer at all. B. Your product must be different from everybody else's if you want to receive a patent. C. The writer decided to send her invention to the patent office the moment she succeeded in catching the snakes. D. If an application for your product proves to be valid, you can get a patent immediately.
6. From the text we can learn that_______. A.He who makes no mistakes makes nothing. B. Nothing in the world is difficult for one who puts his heart into it. C. It is never too old to learn. D. Two heads are better than one. 58
Snakes came near my mothers house ____ ____ _____, which u____ my mother much, and she wanted me to ____ ____ ___them. So I ___ _____ researching the _____ of snakes to find the easiest way to _____ them. I thought of three possible a__________. Firstly, removing their h________; secondly, attracting them into a _____and thirdly cooling them so that they would become s_______ and could be easily caught. I made up my mind to use the third one. I tried three times and the third _______ was finally successful. ________by my friends and relations, I decided to _____ the opportunity, hoping to get a ________ with my invention. getabout habits trap set pproaches attempt patent ridof pset nowand then Review seize abitat leepy trap Pressed 60
An oral composition My trouble in reading comprehension 1. 2. indicate) (neglect) (fail to see) (partially) (focus on) (equally) (barrier) 3. Based on) (make sure/ensure that) (exactly) establish (accumulate) (reinforce).4. There are 6 stages in producing an invention.1. Finding a problem2. Doing research3. Thinking of a creative solution4. Testing the solution5. Deciding on the invention6. Applying for a patent
Homework: 1. Look for useful words and expressions in the passage. 2.Finish the writing My problem in reading comprehension
If you wish to succeed, you should use persistence as your good friend, experience as your reference, prudence as your brother and hope as your sentry. ---- Thomas Alva Edison ---