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Moon River

? Moon River, wider than a mile I'm crossing you in style some day Old dream maker You heartbreaker Wherever you're going I'm going your way Two drifters, off to see the world There's such a lot of world to see We're after the same rainbow's end Waiting round the bend My huckleberry friend Moon River and me Two drifters, off to see the world There's such a lot of world to see We're after the same rainbow's end Waiting round the bend My huckleberry friend Moon River and me

Unit 3

Words review
journal n. 日记; 杂志; 定期刊物 transport n. 运送; 运输 vt. 运输; 运送 prefer vt. 更喜欢; 选择某事物(而 不选择其他事物) disadvantage n. 不利条件; 不便之处 fare n. 费用 flow vi. 流动; 流出 n. 流动; 流量

Objective Examine your attitudes to various forms of travel and evaluate the advantages and disadvantages for each kind of travel.

What are the advantages of traveling? broaden one’s view/mind enrich one’s knowledge/experiences contact different cultures meet people of different colors get to know the vastness of nature relax, refresh our mind bring enjoyment and good memories

Travel guide
1 Destination 2 Weather 3 Choice of transport 4 Budget 5 Clothes 6 Travel journal

Which transport do you prefer?
Transport bus train ship airplane Advantages Disadvantages


Advantages 1 very cheap 2 efficient for short journeys 3 goes to small towns/cities 1 usually cheaper than the airplane 2 journey ends in the centre of the town/city


1 takes longer than the train or airplane 2 does not provide meals
1 takes longer than the airplane 2 no free meals

Transport Advantages Disadvantages 1 more expensive 1 usually cheaper than thethan the train or bus airplane 2 not convenient 2 provides for visiting accommodation inland places and meals 1 expensive (if 1 quick there’s no 2 efficient 3 provides meals discount) 2 journey ends far from the city

Make a Travel Plan
Work in groups of 4 and make a travel plan to a place where you want to spend a holiday. Think about the fare for different kinds of transport and decide how to get there. Then, get into pairs. Use these questions below to make a dialogue about your holiday.

Sentence pattern
When are you leaving?
Where are you staying? How are you going to …?

How long are you staying in …?
When are you arriving in/at …?

When are you coming back?

Where there is a river,there is a city

The world has many great rivers. Can you name some?

Name of River Rhein Seine Nile Thames Volga Amazon Mississippi Location Germany France Egypt England Russia Brazil US

Here are some famous rivers in China. Do you know their names?

This river is called our mother river.

The Yellow River

This river is the longest one in China.

The Changjiang River

This is a famous river in Guangdong Province.

The Pearl River

This river begins in Qinghai Province and flows through several countries.

The Mekong River

Many people live beside a river. How do they make use of it in their daily life? The world has many great rivers. If you could follow the route of only one of them, which one would you choose? Why?

Do you know the Mekong River?

Now we reach the Mekong River! Where is the Mekong River? Find the countries that the Mekong River flows through.

Map of the Mekong River

The Mekong River
China Myanmar




Words Review persuade cycle graduate finally schedule

vt. 说服;劝说 vi. 骑自行车 vi. 毕业 n. 大学毕业生 adv. 最后;终于 n. 时间表;进度表 vt. 为某事安排时间 fond adj. 喜爱的;慈爱的;宠爱的 shortcoming n. 缺点

Words Review stubborn organize detail source determine determined journey altitude adj. 顽固的;固执的 vt. 组织;成立 n. 细节;详情 n. 来源;水源 vt. 决定;确定;下定决心 adj. 坚决的;有决心的 n. 旅行;旅程 n. 海拔高度;高处

Words Review

atlas glacier rapids valley waterfall pace bend

n. 地图;地图集 n. 冰河;冰川 n. 急流 n.(山)谷;流域 n. 瀑布 vi. 缓慢而行;踱步 n. 一步;速度;步调 n. 弯;拐角 vt. 使弯曲 vi. 弯身;弯腰

Skimming for general idea

What is the main idea of the text? A. A brief introduction to the Mekong River. B. Some tips on how to travel along the Mekong River. C. Wang Kun and Wang Wei’s plan for their summer holidays. D. Wang Kun and Wang Wei’s plan and preparations for their trip along the Mekong River.

Key points of the journey
Wangkun,Wangwei,Daowei and Yuhang
After graduating from college Along the entire Mekong River By bike


Match the main ideas with the paragraphs. Para. 1:
Wang Wei insisted on finding the source of the river and beginning their journey there. From the atlas, they learned a lot about the Mekong River. The writer and his sister finally got a chance to take a great trip.

Para. 2: Para. 3:

Scanning for specific information

True or false
1. Wang Wei insisted that they begin the journey in Qinghai. 2. The journey would begin at an altitude of more than 5000 meters, where it is hard to breathe and very cold.

3. The source of the Mekong River is in Qinghai province. 4. They couldn’t find any information about the Mekong River in the library. 5. The end of the River enters the South China Sea.

Choose the best answer. 1. Which sentence is NOT true according to the text? A. Wang Wei advised Wang Kun to buy a mountain bike and he agreed. B. Wang Wei seldom listened to others. C. Before their trip they went to the library. D. Wang Wei knew the best way of getting to places.

另附 word 文档链接

2. When you travel along the Mekong River maybe you can not see _________. A. waterfalls B. hills and valleys C. plains where rice grows D. desert 3. How will Wang Kun and Wang Wei travel along the Mekong River? A. On foot. B. By car. C. By bicycle. D. By ship.

4. Which word can’t be used to describe Wang Wei? A. Determined. B. Careful. C. Stubborn. D. Risk-taking. 5. How did they get the information they needed? A. Surfing the Internet. B. Asking their teacher for help. C. Going to the library. D. Asking the travel agent for help.

Answer the questions below.
1. What can you see when you travel along the Mekong?

source glacier, rapids, hills, valleys,
waterfalls and plains.







2. What difficulties did Wang Kun and Wang Wei find about their journey? High altitude,very hard to breathe and very cold.

3. What do you think about Wang Kun and Wang Wei? Wang Kun’s character: enthusiastic, critical, sensible Wang Wei’s character: imaginative, organized, persistent, stubborn, risk-taking


地点状语 定语

1. They are Dai and grew up in western
Yunnan Province near the Lancang River, the Chinese part of the river that is called the Mekong River in other countries.
他们是傣族人,在云南省西部靠近澜沧江 的地方生长,湄公河在中国境内的这一段 叫澜沧江,在其他国家境内叫湄公河。
定语从句 同位语

1. 她在东京长大。 She grew up in Tokyo. 2. 我更喜欢读爸爸买的那本书。 I prefer to read the book that was bought by my father.

3. 我住在一个名叫郝家川的小山村。 I live in a village that is called Haojiachuan.

2. It was my sister who first had the 定语 idea to cycle along the entire Mekong River from where it begins to where it 状语 宾语从句 宾语从句 ends.
首先想到要沿湄公河从源头到终点骑车 旅行的是我的姐姐。 1. It was ... who / that ... 强调句式。 用来强调句子里除谓语外的各种成分,以引 起听者或读者的注意。 强调句的判断方法:一般来说,如果将it is/was ... 与连接词去掉,句子仍然正确, 就为强调句型。

1. 认为汤姆是个聪明男孩的是史密斯先生。 It is Mr Smith who thinks Tom is a clever boy.
2. 昨天是约翰把钥匙丢在这儿了。 It was John who left the key here yesterday. 3. 从这里到那里仅有两百米远。 It’s only two hundred metres from here to there.

Look at the following sentences and explain them in your own words.

1. She gave me a determined look — the kind that said that she would not change her mind. She has decided to do something and will not change her ideas. 2. It makes wide bends or meanders through low valleys to the plains where rice grows. The Mekong River flows slowly and gently through the valleys and reaches the farming plains.

I. Complete the passage with proper words, which will help you retell the text. Ever since middle school, my sister Wang have dreamed (dream) of Wei and I ______________ taking a bike trip. Two years ago, she bought an expensive bike and persuaded me to buy one. It was my sister ____ ________ first had the idea to cycle along who/that graduating the Mekong River. After ___________ (graduate) from college, we got the chance to take a bike trip.

Although _________ she didn’t know the best way to get places, she insisted that she organizer be the _________ (organize) of the whole As trip. ____ a stubborn girl, once she has made up her mind, nothing can change it. When I told her that our journey would begin at an altitude of more than 5,000 metres, she seemed to be excited to take a trip which she more interesting thought would be _______________ (interesting) than those she had ever had.

Before our trip, we went to the library that showed to find some maps ______ details of world geography. From the maps, we could see that the Mekong a glacier on a River begins in ____ Tibetan mountain. It becomes rapids as it passes through valleys, and finally it enters the South China Sea.