3 Protecting the Yangtze River Part AProtecting the Yangtze RiverMain idea of each paragraph1.The health of the Yangtze River has raised concern.2.Many people have recognized the importance ofprotecting the Yangtze River and organizations andprojects have been set up to do this.3.Two special government projects are under way toprotect the river. One is a water and soil preservationproject.
4 4.The second project is nature reserves for white-flag dolphins.5.The situation on the Yangtze River is improving.Questions:1.Why has the health of the Yangtze River raisedconcern both nationally and internationally?Rapid development and an increase in population havemeant that the amount of water taken from the river isrising, and the waste being put back into the river hasbeen increasing.
5 2.What does the Green River Organization do? It educates people on the importance of protecting theYangtze River. It also watches the river and stops theillegal hunting of animals, which has put the wildanimal population in danger.3.What problems do the two government projectsfocus on?They focus on water and soil conservation andprotecting white-flag dolphins along the Yangtze River.
6 4.what did farmers have to do under the water and soil conservation project?They had to replace their crops with trees or grass.5.What does the second project include?The second project includes nature reserves forwhite-flag dolphins.
7 More questions1.Do you think the environmental situation of theYangtze River is getting better? Why?2.What else can we do to protect the Yangtze River?
8 the structure Parts Main ideas The health of the Yangtze River has raised concern.Paragraph 1Paragraph2-4A lot of work has been done by people as well as the government toprotect the river.The situation of the Yangtze River is improving.Paragraph5
9 Climate change and a low-carbon life Questions1. What will you think about when you see the title‘Climate change and a low-carbon life’?2.Can we predict what the article will talk aboutaccording to the title?3.What is the relationship between climate changeand the low-carbon life?4.What do you think causes climate change?
10 5 Do you think that your way of life can change the climate?6.Can you give some examples to show what kind oflife a low-carbon life is?Tape work
11 Solutions to the problem More and more carbon dioxide has been put into theatmosphere, which has brought about climate change.Causesbreathing of animals and humans; other humanactivities; cars and other vehicles; electrical powerplantsSolutions to the problemwalk or use a bike when possible; use as little energyas possible; recycle as much as possible; plant trees
12 1.自然资源日趋减少，环境问题依然严重，人们的环保观念淡薄。 2.制定了一些法律，投入了大量资金改善环境，对民众进行教育。 Part BWrite a short passage about things China isdoing to protect the environment.1.自然资源日趋减少，环境问题依然严重，人们的环保观念淡薄。2.制定了一些法律，投入了大量资金改善环境，对民众进行教育。3.大家行动起来，环境会更好。
14 Sample Natural resources are becoming less than before. As some people still haven’t really realized the importanceof the environmental protection, what they do in theirdaily life does great harm to the environment.We have made some law to protect the environmentand put large amounts of money to the environmentalprotection. Let people know why and how to protectthe environment.If everyone takes action, our environment will bemuch cleaner!
15 HomeworkParts B1 and B2 on P.99 in the WorkbookParts D1 and D2 on P.101in the Workbook