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Reading
Learning aims(学习目标) ? To analyze the whole text and know about structure and the main idea of the text. ? To practise asking and answering questions ? To learn to analyze long s

entences.

What is a cultural relic ?

The Great Wall

The Forbidden City

Mona Lisa Smile

The Pyramids in Egypt

So a cultural relic is something that 1) has survived for a long time. 2) tells people about the past. 3) can be a vase, a picture, a building and any object.

Reading
In Search of the Amber Room

What is amber?

?color ?feel like

yellow- brown feel as hard as stone

?Amber is the fossil(化石)form of resin(树脂) from trees. ? It takes millions of years to form.

Amber

A picture of the Amber Room Do you know what picture this is? in St Petersburg in Russia

Only original colour picture of the Amber Room

The amber room was first built in 1709.

How much does it cost?
It is said that the amber room is worth 100-250 million (1亿-2.5亿) _______________________ dollars.

Read the text quickly, trying to get the main idea about the text.
In search of the Amber Room

The characteristics _____________of the Amber Room
tells us history The __________of the Amber Room

Reading skills: skimming
How to skim(跳读) to get the general idea of a passage ? Read the title. ? Read the introduction or the first paragraph. ? Read the first sentence of every other paragraph. ? Read any headings and sub-headings. ? Notice any pictures, charts, or graphs. ? Notice any italicized or boldface words or phrases. ? Read the summary or last paragraph.

Fill in the blanks according to the text.
The characteristics of the Amber Room amber were used to ◆Several tons of 1._______ make it. ◆ The amber which was selected had a beautiful yellow –brown colour like honey 2._______. jewels were used to ◆ Gold and 3.________ decorate it. ◆ The design of the room was in the fancy style popular in those days. 4.___________

took ◆ It 5.________the country’s best artists about ten years to make it. wonders ◆ It was considered one of the 6._________ of the world.

The history of the Amber Room designed for the palace of Frederick Ⅰ. ◆It was 7._________

◆ In 1716, Frederick William Ⅰgave it to Peter the
troop Great. In return, the Czar sent him a 8.________of his best soldiers. moved ◆ Catherine Ⅱ had it 9._________ to a palace outside St Petersburg and asked some artists to details add more 10.________to it .

◆ In 1941, when the Nazi army and Russia were
stole at war the Nazi secretly 12._______ 11._______, it.
mystery remains a 13.________.

◆ After that, what happened to the Amber Room

Reading skills: scanning
How to scan(扫读): ? Read for specific information you are looking for. ? Use headings and any other aids that will help you identify which sections might contain the information you are looking for. ? Selectively read and skip through sections of the passage.

the main idea of each paragragh
A. How did the Amber Room become one of the wonders of the world? B. How was a new Amber Room built? C. Why did King of Prussia give the Amber Room to the Czar of Russia as a gift? D. How was the Amber Room made? E. How did the Amber Room get lost?

课中重难点突破 Choose the type of writing and the main idea of each paragraph
The Road To Modern English

Type of writing Main idea of 1st paragraph Main idea of 2nd paragraph Main idea of 3rd paragraph

A. narrative B. expository C. argumentative

D C A E B

Main idea of 4th paragraph Main idea of 5th paragraph

Reading method
when who where what

why
how

Choose the best answer. B 1.The Amber Room was made for _____. A. Catherine II B. the palace of Frederick I C. Peter the Great D. the Prussian people

2. The king of Prussia who gave the Amber Room as a gift to Russia B was _____. A. Frederick I B. Frederick William I C. Peter the Great D. Catherine II

3. The Amber Room was stolen by ___. B A. Russian soldiers B. German soldiers C. People in Konigsberg D. People in St Petersburg

4. The Amber Room was one of the great wonders of the world, but it is now missing A because _____. A. Most precious pieces of the Amber Room could be taken apart, packed and moved away. B. The Amber Room was very small so that German soldiers could move it away easily. C. It was destroyed by Peter the Great. D. There was a mystery in it.

5. The new Amber Room looks much like the old one because _____. B A. the Russians and Germans are good at building the Amber Room. B. it was rebuilt by the Russians and Germans with the help of its old paintings and photos. C. they found the site of the Amber Room. D. Catherine’s artists gave detail advice.

Ask and answer the following questions 1.为什么人们将这个礼物取名琥珀屋? Why did people name the gift the Amber Room? Because several tons of amber were used to make it.

2.琥珀屋的式样怎样? What was the Amber Room like? The design of the room was in the fancy style popular in those days and it was a treasure decorated with gold and jewels.

3.制造琥珀屋用了多长时间? How long did it take to build the Amber Room? About ten years.

4.琥珀屋是怎样到俄国的? How did the Amber Room get to Russia?

Frederick William I, the King of Prussia, gave the room to Peter the Great as a gift.

5.琥珀屋是什么时候丢失的? When was the Amber Room lost? It was lost in September 1941.

6.现在俄罗斯还有琥珀屋这个珍宝吗? Is there an Amber Room in Russia now? Yes, but it was newly built by studying the old photo of the former Amber Room.

课文回顾 In fact, the room was not made to be a gift. It esigned was 1.d_________ for the palace of Frederick I. However, the next King of Prussia, Frederick elonged William I, to whom the Amber Room 2.b_______, decided not to keep it. In 1716 he gave it to Peter eturn the Czar sent him a troop the Great. In 3.r______, of his best soldiers.

So the Amber Room became part of the Czar’s winter’s palace in St Petersburg. About four metres long, the room 4.s______erved as a small 5.r_________hall for important visitors. Later, eception oved Catherine II had the Amber Room 6m________to the palace outside St Petersburg where she spent her summers.

She told her artists to 7.add ___ more details to it. In 1770 the room was completed the way she wanted. Almost six hundred candles 8. l____the it room, and its mirrors and pictures 9.s______ hone like gold. Sadly, although the Amber Room was 10 c onsidered ______________ one of the wonders of the world, issing it is now 11 m________.

Comprehending of some difficult sentences: underline the predicate verbs(谓语动词) in the two sentences. Draw a line(/) to show where each clause(从句)begins and ends. Circle (划圈)the words that join the clauses. Then translate the sentences into Chinese.

1.This gift was the Amber Room, which was given this name because several tons of amber were used to make it.

2.The amber which was selected had a beautiful yellow-brown colour like honey.

3.It was also a treasure decorated with gold and jewel, which took the country’s best artists about then years to make.

4.However, the King of Prussia, Frederick William I, to whom the amber room belonged, decided not to keep it.


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