Unit 1 Cultural relics
1. Find in the vocabulary list of this unit on page 89 some adjectives which can be used to describe cultural relics. 2. Find some nouns w
hich refer to cultural relics. 3. Find some verbs which refer to building or taking apart of cultural relics.
tears of Mermaid
It is 13 times the price of gold.
pictures of the Amber Room in St Petersburg in Russia
IN SEARCH OF THE AMBER ROOM
Read through the passage and fill in the form.
Year Person __________ Frederick I 1716 _____ 1770 1941 _____ 2003 Frederick William I Catherine II _________ Nazi the Russians and Germans What happened to the Amber Room built the Amber Room gave the Amber Room Peter the Great to_________________ as a gift __________________________________ had the Amber Room moved outside ________________ St Petersburg stole the Amber Room rebuilt _______the Amber Room
The following five questions summarize the main idea of the five paragraphs in the passage. Put the paragraph numbers in the boxes. Then answer the questions.
3 5 4 1 2
How did the Amber Room become one of the wonders of the world? How was a new Amber Room built? How did the Amber Room get lost? How was the Amber Room made? Why did the King of Prussia give the Amber Room to the Czar of Russia as a gift?
1. It took the country’s best artists about ten ＿ Several tons years to make the Amber Room. ＿＿＿＿＿ of amber ＿＿＿＿were used to make it, and it was also decorated with gold and jewels . The in the fancy style design of the room was ＿＿＿＿＿＿＿ popular in those days.
2. The King of Prussia wanted to have a troop of the Czar’s best soldiers.
3. Catherine II told her artists to add more
details to the Amber Room ______________________.
Almost six hundred candles the room, and _______________________lit its mirrors and pictures ___________________ shone like gold.
4. In 1941, the Nazi stole the Amber Room.
5. A new Amber Room was built by studying old photos of the former Amber Room.
The clue of the story FrederickⅠ
Peter the Great Czar
The characteristics(特点)of the text
1.It tells the history of the amber room time in the order of_____. Past 2. It uses the _____Tense.
Find out the sentences with an attributive clause.
1.This gift was the Amber Room, which was given this name… (NR) 2.The amber which was selected had a beautiful yellow-brown color. (R) 3.It was also a treasure decorated with gold and jewels, which took the country’ best artists about ten years to make. (NR)
4.Frederick William I, to whom the amber room belonged to, decided (NR …
5.Later, Catherine II had the Amber Room moved to a palace outside St Peterburg where she spent her summers. (R)
6.In 1770 the room was completed the way she wanted. (R)
7.This was a time when the two countries were at war. (R)
8.There is no doubt that the boxes were then put on a train for Konigsberg, which was at that time a German city on the Baltic Sea. (NR)
Discuss the following question in groups of four. Is it worth rebuilding lost cultural relics such as Yuan Ming Yuan? Give your reasons.
Some useful expressions
Do/Don’t you think that …? Would you consider …? Why/Why not? Do you have any ideas about …? How do you know that? What do you think? What do you think of …? What’s your idea/opinion of …? What are your reasons for saying that? I think/don’t think that … I agree./Sorry, I don’t agree. In my opinion, … I don’t believe … because …
Write a report on your discussion, using the following guidance. Para 1: State the question. Para 2: Give the ideas that agree with the question and the reasons.
Para 3: Give the ideas that disagree with the question and the reasons. Para 4: Give your opinion.