Unit 3 Travel Journal
By Janet Zhu
Do you like travelling? Do you like to see
beautiful scenery in the
City Eiffel Tower Potala Palace Maldives Huangshan
Yangtze River Yellow River
Why do so many people want to travel? /What are the advantages of traveling?
According to the survey on
the net Sina, traveling around the world is the first dream of 71.2% of people who have taken part in the survey.
Why do so many people want to travel? /What are the advantages of traveling? broaden one’s view/mind enrich one’s knowledge/experiences contact with different cultures meet people of different colors get to know the vastness of nature. relax, refresh our mind bring enjoyment and good memories
? Many people live beside a river. How do they make use of it in their daily life?
travel make electricity go swimming
What about great rivers thein world? Do you know the some other great in rivers China? Pre-reading
Match the great rivers with its location
Names of river longest The Nile largest The Amazon The Mississippi The Thames most The Danube The Mekong river Location England Central Europe Southeast Asia Egypt US Brazil
six It runs through ______ countries
China Myanmar Lancang River
Part I: THE DREAM AND THE PLAN
? Who is the writer?
? Where do they dream to go?
The Mekong River.
? Who first had the idea?
? Match the main idea with the right paragraph Para. 1 The geographical information of the river. The plan of the schedule for the trip The dream of cycling along the Mekong River
? Para. 1: What is their plan?
Participants (参与者) Wang Wei, Wang Kun, Dao Wei and Yu Hang Mountain bike Where the Mekong begins Where it ends
Traffic tool Starting place
Para. 2: True or False? ? ( ) 1. Wang Wei insisted she organize the trip, because she knows the proper way to get to the places. ? ( ) 2. Once Wang Wei has decided something, nothing will change her mind. ? ( ) 3. Wang Wei feels worried when she learns about the difficulties of the trip.
determined careful energetic (full of energy) brave unreliable
shy stubborn helpful
Read Para3, and try to find out the geographical terms (地理术语).
glacier rapids valley waterfall
The Mekong begins Careful Reading glacier on a in a ______ Tibetan Mountain.
As it enters Southeast Asia, it runs slowly. It out more information about bends makes Find ______ or howto the Mekong changes. meanders _________ the ________. plain At last the river ______ delta enters the ______________ ． South China Sea
Then, it becomes rapids _____ as it passes through deep valleys _____, sometimes waterfall it becomes a _______.
? 1. Who is the organizer of the trip?
A. Wang Kun C. Dao Wei
√B. Wang Wei
D. Yu Hang
? 2. What is Wang Wei’s attitude to the trip?
She was confident about it. √A. B. She was worried about the difficulties. C. She did a lot of preparations about it. D. She planned the schedule carefully.
? A. 3. What does Wang Kun mean by saying, “the proper way is always her way”? Wang Wei is reliable(可信赖的), because she always knows the proper way. Wang Wei always insists on her way, even though she doesn’t know the proper way. Wang Kun thinks that his sister is stubborn and can’t do anything properly. Wang Kun thinks that his sister can find the best way to get to the places.
It begins at an altitude of 5000 metres.
4. Why did Wang Kun use the title Journey DOWN The Mekong?
It runs through low valleys to the plains, and the river delta enters the South China Sea.
Down to the South
? How did Wang Kun and Wang Wei make a plan for their journey?
schedule destination information about the place
traffic tool expectation
The National Holiday is coming, where are you going to spend your holiday?
Task: Work with your partners and make a travel plan for your group.
Our Travel Plan
Destination Traffic Tool Schedule Information about the place Our expectation ……
Our Travel Plan
We are going to … to spend our National Holiday. We plan to go there by …. We are leaving … so that we can arrive ….
It is known that ….And we want to know more about it, for example, ….What’s more, we …
? A. Improve your travel plan after class. ? B. Read the text after the class and rewrite the text within 100 words. ? C. Collect more information about Mekong River.