Do you like travelling? Have you been to these places?
The Great Wall
He who does not reach the Great Wall is not a true man.
The Yellow Mountain
in southern China, provides one of China’s most extraordinary views.
The Forbidden City
Which kind of transport do you prefer to use: bus or train? Think about the advantages and disadvantages of each form of transport and fill in the following chart.
Transport Bus Train
Imagine that you plan to spend a holiday. Choose a place you want to visit. Think about the fare for different kinds of transport and decide how to get there. Then ,get into pairs. Use these questions to make a dialogue about your holiday.
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?
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 the famous river in Guangdong Province.
The Pearl River
This river begins in Qinghai Province and flows through several countries.
Huanghe River the Thames
The great rivers
Can you tell the differences between the Mekong River and the Lancang River ?
The Chinese part of the river is called the Lancang River and after flowing in other countries the river is called the Mekong River.
Let’s take off! Now!
Which countries does the Mekong River flow through? Where is the source of the Mekong River and which sea does it enter? What’s the name of the Chinese part of the river?
Do you know where it is?
The Mekong flows from South-West China through all the mainland South East Asian countries - China, Burma/Myanmar , Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam
The countries that the Mekong River flows through.
Mekong River The Source: the Jifu Mountains in Zaduo County, Yushu
Tibet Autonomous Region of northwest China's Qinghai Province, which is about 5,200 meters above sea level.
The 12th longest river in the world.
The name of the Chinese part:: Lancang River(澜仓河）
Scanning the main idea of each paragraph:
P1 Take a great bike trip along the
P2 Different attitudes between them P3 The preparation before the trip &
details about Mekong River.
1. Who are Wang Kun and Wang Wei?
Wang Kun is the author of this article, and Wang Wei is the author’s sister.
2. What was their dream? Taking a great bike trip.
3. Who are Dao Wei and Yu Hang? Wang Kun’s cousins.
Multiple Choice: 1.The Mekong River flows through _____ countries.
A. 3 B. 4 C. 5
2. The source of the Mekong River is in _____ Province.
A. Qinghai B. Yunnan C. Sichuan
Multiple Choice: 3. The river’s delta enters _____ .
A. the East China Sea
B. the Yellow Sea C. the South China Sea
Detail reading: Is it easy to travel along the Mekong river? Why? The data of the river:
Source of the river altitude air
Wang Wei’s reaction: A determined look wouldn’t change her mind excited about it Interesting experience Interesting experience
Qinghai Province More than 5,000 meters Hard to breathe
weather Very cold
True or False?
(F) 1.Dao Wei and Yu Huang belong to the Han nationality.
2. Some of the Dai live in Western Yunnan.
3.The Mekong River is in China and it includes the Lancang River.
( T ) 4. Although it is not easy to travel along the Mekong River, Wang Wei insisted on doing so. ( F ) 5. The Tibetan Mountain where the Mekong River begins is 5,000 meters high.
Read the passage carefully and answer the following questions
1.What was Wang Kun and Wang Wei’s idea of a good trip?
Their idea was to take a long bike trip. 2.Who planed the trip to the Mekong? Wang Wei planned the trip. 3.Where is the source of the Mekong and which sea does it enter? The source of the river is in Qinghai province and it enters the South China Sea.
Read the passage carefully and answer the following questions
4. What see when you travel along the You cancan see you the source glacier, rapids, hills, valleys, Mekong? waterfalls and plains.
5. What difficulties did at Wang Kun and The journey will begin an altitude ofWang more Wei than find about their journey? 5,000 metres, where it is hard to breathe and very cold. Wang 6. What Kun’s do you character: think about enthusiastic, Wang Kun critical, and Wang Wei? sensible. Wang Wei’s character: imaginative, organized, eager, persistent, stubborn, risk-taking.
2. Group discussion : Read the text carefully and then discuss Wang Wei’s and Wang Kun’s similar and different attitudes about the trip in groups of four. Similar attitudes Different attitudes
Both Wang Wei and Wang Kun Wang Wei believes: think: 1.they must start in _______ Qinghai 1.talking this trip is _________ a dream where the river begins that comes true. 2. they don’t need to prepare ______ 2.__________________________ they will enjoy this trip a lot. much ____________. the Wang Kun believes: 3.they should see a lot of _____ _______ . Mekong cold and high to 1.it’s too _________________ 4. most of the Mekong will be start in Qinghai. found in _________________ Southeast Asia . 2.using an _______ is important
Wang Kun and Wang Wei havedreamed _________ about taking a great bike trip. when they decided to graduated __________ from college. They _______ _____ cycle along the Mekong River with their stubborn cousins ________. Wang Wei is very _________. determined to do something Once she is __________ change her mind. Although it she will never _______ is difficult to travel along the Mekong River insisted by bike, she ________ that they find the source ________ of the river and begin their journey there.
Make a plan for your trip
1. Where are you going to? 2. How are you going to...? 4. When are you leaving? 5. What are you going to take with you? 6.Where are you staying? 7.How long are you staying in…? 8.When are you coming back?
1.Read the text again and find the useful words and expressions. 2. Ex 1,2,3on P20.
Imagine that you plan to spend a holiday. 1.Use these questions to make a dialogue with your partner about it. 2.Write a travel plan. Where are you going on holiday? 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?
Lily: Tom, where are you going on holiday? Tom: I’m going to Beijing. Lily : When are you leaving? Tom : Next Sunday. Lily : How are you going to Beijing? Tom : I’m taking a plane. I prefer to travel by air rather than travel by train. Lily : How long are you staying there? Tom : About two weeks. Lily : Great. Have a good trip. Tom : Thanks.
Our Travel Plan
We are going to__________ to spend our Spring Festival. We plan to go there by____ We are leaving ____________so that we can arrive ____________.What’s more， we are taking __________with us. The travel cost is about ________________. There are lots of interesting things we can do. We are coming back ___________. A great journey！I can’t wait.