Pre-reading: topic vocabulary brainstorm Pre-reading: topic vocabulary brainstorm earthquake disaster be killed/injured be trapped suffer a lot be rescued do damage to lie in ruins recover from destroy the city be buried
when: Where: What: 3 a.m. on July 28, 1976 Tangshan, Hebei a big earthquake Main idea: An earthquake happened in Tangshan on July 28, 1976. Task Skimming for key information Task Skimming for key information
Task Task Skimming for key sentences Para. 1Many strange things were happening in the countryside of Hebei. Para. 2 It seemed as if the world was at an end. Para. 3Nearly everything was destroyed. Para. 4All hope was not lost. the signs before the earthquake the damage during the earthquake the rescue after the earthquake
Part one the signs before the earthquake Task Task Intensive reading for details Everything seemed to be active because ____________________________________________ _____________________________ the earth was active / the earth didnt sleep
mice fish chickens & pigs jumped out of … looked for … refused to … …felt nervous and frightened … People saw …… People heard ……
People of the city, who thought little of the events, were asleep as usual that night. Extensive thinking People ignored all the signs of the earthquake. What lesson can people today learn from this?If people had paid more attention to all the things around them, they could have taken some action.
Part two the damage during the earthquake shown by some numbers and descriptions
1. Locating some of the data 1/3 of the nation _____________________ 400,000 people ____________________ thousands of children ______________________ felt the earthquake were killed or seriously injured were left without parents 75% of … and 90% …_______________________ were gone tens of thousands of cows ______________________ would never give milk again Everything was destroyed. The whole city lay in ruins. The suffering of the people was extreme. greatest/ beyond expression
No wind, however, could blow them away Bricks covered the ground like red autumn leaves. No wind, however, could blow them away.
Hard hills of rock became rivers of dirt. No wind, however, could blow them away Bricks covered the ground like red autumn leaves. No wind, however, could blow them away. Extensive thinking: Whats your feeling after reading such sentences? We felt pitiful about the passing of life. So many people, just like fallen leaves, were buried under the rivers of dirt, lying there forever.
Part three the rescue after the earthquake were sent there to … Miners ____________________________________ Shelters ____________________________________ Soldiers ____________________________ Teams ____________________________________ were organized to … were rescued from … were built for …. Slowly, the city began to ___________ again. breathe come back to life/recover …
Discussion task: (work in groups of four) What can we do to help the people suffering from the earthquake?
Just because of the 23 seconds, because of A Night The Earth Didnt Sleep, the city takes 32 years to recover. And more sadly, its impossible for those dead to wake up, to smile and to sing. Disasters can not be avoided, but …
If we face the disaster with a smile, There is always hope for life. If we face the disaster with love, There are always signs of life.
Homework: Review the topic words and expressions and write a proposal(. Your proposal is asked to cover: 1.Some information about the news. 2.The damage caused by the earthquake. 3.Your feeling about it. 4.What the students can do for the sufferers.