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Do you know the first cloned mammal in the world?

Dolly

Any other cloned animals?

cloned female pigs

the cloned deer

r /> I was cloned using a cell from an adult cat

If cloning goes wrong…

Fun pictures

A dog or an eagle?

A frog or a crocodile?

A lion or a kangaroo?

A cock or a dog?

A tortoise or a bear?

A bird or a dog?

Scientific terms

clone embryo tissue organ cell egg gene

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胚胎 组织 器官 细胞

卵子 基因

Reading strategy

Go through the reading strategy, and find out how to work out the meaning of these scientific terms.
Step 1 Step 2

Begin by reading the first and last paragraphs for an idea of what the article is about. . Circle any words you do not now. Question

things you do not understand or that do not appear to make sense. Step Read through the article a few times, and 3 make sense of the scientific terms upon further readings.

Fast reading

Read the text quickly and then find out the answers to these questions

1.What is cloning?
Cloning is producing an exact copy of a plant or an animal using its cells.

2.What was the name of the first cloned mammal?
Dolly.

3.Is Pauline Carter for or against human cloning?
She is against human cloning.

Match each paragraph with its correct main idea

Para 1 Para 2 Para 3 Para 4 Para 5 Para 6

a. Ian Wilmut is shocked that some scientists are considering cloning human beings. b. The first cloned mammal was Dolly. c. Cloning human embryos is illegal in many countries, but some scientists still want to clone human beings. d. A woman wants to have a cloned baby. e. Chinese scientists continue to research ways in which cloning can benefit mankind. f. An announcement about the first cloned human embryo caused much debate.

Structure analyzing
A newspaper article

A debate after cloning________________ human embryo

A debate after cloning______ Dolly Different attitudes towards human beings cloning___________ Chinese ______________ scientists’ work on cloning

Two letters

Detailed reading

para1
Main idea: Different attitudes towards the success of cloning a human embryo.
?On the one hand: Valuable tissues and organs can be produced and be used to save human lives. ?On the other hand: Human beings may be on the way to producing a real-life monster.

Para 2
Make an introduction
● Dolly _____was the first cloned mammal in 1996 ● Date of her birth:_______ in early 2003 ● Date of her death:____________ :

Paras ( 3-5)
? How many people are mentioned from para3-5? Who are they?

Ian Wilmut Faye Wilson Severino Antinori

1.According to the passage, what is the real intention of Ian Wilmut's cloning research? To create new tissues and organs that can be used to cure diseases.

2.What is Faye Wilson’s problem and her wish?
She can not have a baby and she was anxious to have a child of her own through cloning. 3.What is Severino Antinori’s attitude towards human cloning? For or against? For. He wants to be the first to clone a human being.

Para 6
What do Chinese scientists focus their efforts on?
They have focused their efforts on cloning animals ,as well as cloned tissues to be used in medical treatment.

Question:
? What's the author's attitude towards cloning human beings?
A. Positive B. Negative C. Neutral (中立的)

Two letters

Judge whether the statements are true or false:
Pauline Carter thinks:
1. We have to deal with the consequences if we toy with nature.

2. We should _____________________ to reduce Earth’s clone fewer babies population. have fewer babies, not clone

3. The lady who cannot have a baby can adopt an orphan, but not have a cloned baby.

Judge whether the statements are true or false:

Colin Jake thinks:
1. The news that the first human embryo has been cloned successfully is very terrible. _________

fantastic _____________________ 2. Scientists have succeeded in challenging questions of morality. have been
3. Human cloning is a good way to save her daughter _________ to copy who has died.

Here are some reasons why people are pro- or anti-cloning in the article and letters and choose them in the table below. 1.produce valuable tissues and organs that could be used to save human lives 2. cure disease like cancer 3. may produce a real-life monster 4.create more disease in the animal world 5. help those who are unable to have children 6. cloning shows no respect for human life 7. human life would no longer be unique 8.we should be having fewer babies in order to reduce Earth’s population, not cloning more 9. help those who want to clone their dead children

Pro-cloning 1.produce valuable tissues and organs…
2.cure disease like cancer 5.help those who are unable to have children 9.help those who want to clone their dead children

Anti-cloning 3.may produce a real-life monster
4.create more disease in the animal world 6.cloning shows no respect for human life 7.human life would no longer be unique 8. we should be having fewer babies in order to reduce Earth’s population, not cloning more

Consolidation
Review the passage again, then

complete the blank.

Discussion
Do you think human beings should be cloned?

Group A
1. …… 2. …… 3. ……

Group B
1. …… 2. …… 3. ……

There should , for… There shouldn’t, for…

reasons:

reasons:

Some reasons for Group A

More contributions to human

More world champions

China, a more harmonious community

Some reasons for Group B 1.toy with nature 2.produce monster 3.cloning shows no respect for human life 4.Human life would no longer be unique 5.We should be having fewer babies in order to reduce population not cloning more 6. ……

Giving an oral report example

Today our class had a discussion about whether the human being should be cloned. Some students think that the human being should be cloned, for… However, some other students think that the human being should not be cloned, for… In my opinion, …

Homework
Write a composition about the discussion in class. Express your classmates’ ideas and your own opinion.


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