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? How do you get to school? Which kind of transport do you prefer to use and why?
Which kind of transport do you prefer
by bus by bike by plane / by air
? In China, there are two famous river, what are they? The Yangtze River the Yellow River
? Many people live beside a river, in your opinion, how do they make use of it in their daily life?
Drink the water in a river Wash their clothes in a river Swim in summer, skate in winter Irrigate their fields Use a river to produce electricity Travel along a river with family
? Do you know where are the Yangtze River and the Yellow River from? ? Begin in Qinghai ? Tibetan plateau
China Laos Myanmar Thailand Cambodia Vietnam
Can you list the countries that the Mekong flows through?
Skimming and scanning
1. Read the text quickly and answer the following questions: Para.1 (1min) What are the relationship among Wangkun, Wangwei, Daowei and Yuhang? What is their dream?
Who plan the trip to the Mekong?
Wang Wei’s attitude Wang Kun’s attitude My attitude
Positive. She wants to organize it as it was her idea. Less positive as he wants to organize it and thinks he can do that better than his sister. It sounds a wonderful trip and I would love to be able to do a trip like that myself one day.
Wang Kun and his sister after graduating thought of the idea bought bicycles journey begin middle school got the chance to cycle the Mekong River
got sb. interested in at an altitude of
change one’s mind
in the library
1. Read the text again, underline the important words and phrases and find out the difficult
sentences for you.