Save the earth!
Senior Book II
Unit Nine-------- Saving the earth
Save the Save the earth earth please! please!
Welcome to the Earth Su
Homework Saving the earth
Step 1 Brainstorming
Activity1: Look at a flash and answer some questions.
1.What did the ant see? 2.What causes this problem?
3.What other problems are the earth facing?
? Activity2:Students collect information about the problems facing the earth.
Air pollution Noise pollution
Starvation Be short of water
What can we do to solve these problems?
Step 2 Pre-reading Look at two pictures. What do you think the text is about?
What do you guess China’s then representative Premier Zhu Rongji said at the meeting?
Step 3 Fast-reading
Task 1 Skim the text and find out the main idea of each part. (Students can divide the text into several parts） The origin of the Earth Summit and the Para 1 purpose of holding it. Para 2-3 The content of the Earth summit. Para 4-6 How the Earth Summit helps people understand the serious problems facing the earth. Para 7 How the Earth Summit helps people find the solutions for the future.
Step 3 Fast-reading
Task 2 Read the text and decide true or false.
? 1.In 1972, the USA held a meeting to take better care the UN of the earth. F ? 2.The big three cause over seven million deaths every T year. ? 3. It’s impossiblefor developing countries to prosper possible without others’ help. F ? 4. The Earth Summit is no more than about problems. F ? 5.Education can solve the problem of poverty. T
Step 4 Detail-reading
Task 3 Ask the students to read the text carefully and answer some questions.
1. What’s one of the main themes of the summit?
2. What are the “big three” ?
3. What issues are discussed at the Earth Summit?
4. Why is the Earth Summit so important?
5. If you were speakers from different countries, what
would you say? (Discussion）
1.It’s how we can continue developing the world without damaging the environment.
2. The “ big three” are contaminated water, poor sanitation and air pollution. 3.Other issues are poverty , war and violence.
4. Conferences like the Earth Summit help people understand that there exist serious problems and that there is still time to take action.
Choose the best answer.
1.The first paragraph mainly tells us _______. A. where the Earth Summit was held B. when the Earth Summit is held C. how people discuss the most important problems D. what is the function of the Earth Summit 2. Which of the following is the main cause of millions of deaths in rural areas ? A. Air pollution B. Lack of drinking water C. Poor sanitation D. Freezing cold
3. The way to make the sustainable development possible is _____. A. to help each other among countries
B. to improve the living conditions of the people
C. to treat people equally and fairly
D. to hold conferences like the Earth Summit frequently
4. All the issues were talked about at the meeting except_____. A. air pollution B. poverty and violence C. water pollution D. war and AIDS
5.From the text, we can know the Earth Summit is_____.
A. a place to find some problems B. a meeting to find some problems
C. to find some problems
D. Not only about problems but also a place to find solutions for the future.
6.What does the word “access” in the text mean?
A. 接近/进入的方法 C. 捷径,技巧 B.入口,通道 D.使用,利用
Step5 Listening and retelling
Activity3: Students listen to the tape and match the words with their meanings.
A. dirty or poisonous
B. leader of a country C. a person who is sent to a meeting D. say or state strongly E. something you do without being told or ordered to do F. something you must or should do
4.stress 5.responsibility 6.willingness
Activity4:The students fill in the blanks and retell the text.
The Earth Summit is a meeting held by the UN to discuss some most important problems facing our planet. The first meeting was held in 1972 in Stockholm. The second was held in 2002 in Johannesburg. One of the main themes was sustainable development. At the meeting, most of the speakers talked about the“ big three” that cause many deaths every year. Many people don’t have access to clean drinking water and have no choice but to burn wood and coal to cook food and stay warm. The speakers also spoke about poverty, war and violence. If the world can develop successfully ,the rich countries have a responsibility to poor countries and should do whatever they can to help others. The Earth Summit helps us understand the problems are serious and we should take action to change the way we live. But the key to the future is education . Only by educating people, can the world become fair, beautiful and harmonious.
Group work and discussion
1.Which of the issues do you think is the most important? Why? A:I think water pollution is the most important. Because… B: I think air pollution is the most important. Because … 2. As a student, What should we do to protect the environment?
RIDE YOUR BIKE
PLANT A TREE
1.The teacher show some important language points on the screen then ask the students to make sentences. ② be to do sth. ① without doing sth. ③ do whatever one can ④ in harmony with ⑥ put an end to ⑤ take action ⑦ wipe out
⑧ the key to sth./doing sth.
1. Mary left the room without saying a word. 2. We are to meet at the school gate at 9 o’clock tomorrow morning. 3. All the people should do what they can to protect our environment. 4. His tastes are in harmony with mine. 5. Immediate action must be taken to stop the water pollution. 6. Can you put an end to your foolish behaviour? 7. Have you wiped out the bath after using it? 8. The key to the settlement of the trouble lies in your attitude. Everyone should find the key to solving this question.
2. The students read the following sentences and summarize their structures.
1.Nor will sustainable development be possible. 2.Only by changing the way we live can we save the earth. 3.Had I known that air conditioners cause so much pollution, I would never have bought one. 4.Hardly had we started when it began to rain. 5.Not until we watched the Earth Day programme on TV did we know much about global warning. 6. Never in my life have I seen such beautiful scenery!
Step 8 Homework
1.Extensive reading. The students finish a reading comprehension.
?2. Look at two pictures of our school and write a composition of “How to build a harmonious campus”.
1970 was World Conservation Year. The U.N wanted everyone to know the world is in danger. They hoped that governments would set quickly in order to “conserve” nature. Here is one example of the problem. At one time there were 1,300 different plants, trees and flowers in Holland, but now only 860 remain. The others have been destroyed by modern man and his technology. We are changing the earth, the air and water, and everything that grows earth, the air and water, and everything that grows and lives. We can’t live without these things. If we continue like this, we shall destroy ourselves. What will happen in the future? Perhaps it is more important to ask “What must we do now?” The people who will be living in the world of tomorrow are the young of today. A lot of them know that conservation is necessary. Many are helping to save our world. They plant trees, build bridges across rivers in forests, and so on. In a small town in the U.S a large group of girls cleaned the banks of 11 kilometers of their river. Young people may hear about conservation through a record called “ No one’s going to change our world”. It was made by the Seatles, Cliff Richard and other singers. The money from it will help to conserve wild animals. 1. There are fewer plants, trees and flowers in Holland now because. A. there has been a lot of conservation in Holland B. Holland does not need so many plants , trees and flowers C. many plants, trees and flowers do not grow there any more D. some plants, trees and flowers are dangerous
2. We shall destroy ourselves if we don’t change B A. the United Nations B. modern technology C. Our rivers and forests D. the government of Holland 3. What’s the most important thing for us to do to save our world A. We should plant more trees and flowers. B. We should clean the banks of our rivers. C. We should know what will happen in the future. D. We should know what we must do and begin to it now. 4. “No one’s going to change our world” was C A. an important book published in 1970 B. an idea that nobody would accept C. a record calling on people to conserve nature D. a rule worked out by the U.N 5. What’s the main idea of the passage? C A. 1970 was World Conversation Year. B. The U.N wanted everyone to know that the world is in danger. C. Conservation is necessary. D. It is the young people who are helping to save our world.
The students enjoy a song.