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Step 1: Warming up
Do you like traveling? If you have a holiday, where would you go? I would go to … Have you ever visited any rivers? How many great rivers do you know?

Can you guess what the names of these rivers are?
Yangtze Yellow Nile



The great rivers in the world
Names of river Lancang River Seine[sein]塞纳河 Nile Congo刚果 Amazon亚马逊河 Mississippi Thames ]泰晤士河

Location(位置) England Egypt Central Africa the US France China Brazil

Step 2 Leading in

Have you visited the Mekong River? If no, let’s learn something about it.

List the countries that the Mekong River flows through

Myanmar Thailand Cambodia China
Thailand Myanmar






list the countries that the Mekong River flows through.

China Thailand


Myanmar Cambodia







Step 3: While-reading

Let’s read the text and try to finish the following tasks.

Task1: Fast Reading(5minutes)
Scan the text quickly, then answer some questions

1. Who will travel down the Mekong?



2. Where are they going ? 3. How are they getting there? 4.Who will prepare for the trip?

Wang Kun ,Wang Wei, Dao Wei and Yu Hang

1. Who will travel in the text?

2. Where are they going ? Along the Mekong river from …to… 3. How are they getting there?
cycle = go there by bike dream about taking a great bike trip 4.Who will prepare for the trip? Wang Wei (Wang Kun ‘s sister)

Task 2: carelully reading

Discuss the text in details.

Part 1 Do the following T or F exercises ? 1. Wang kun is a high school student. F ? 2. Both Dao Wei and Yu Hang are Dai and they grew up in eastern Yunnan province. F ? 3. The source of Mekong is in Qinghai province. T ? 4. Finally Wang Kun agreed with his sister to cycle with her. T

5. They found an atlas about Mekong River in library . T 6.The Mekong river begins at glacier on a Tibet mountain. The water there is clear but not cold. F 7.Only a small part of the river is in China.F 8. As it enters Southeast Asia, it moves slowly. T

Part 2 answer the following questions.
1. What was their dream?

Their dream was to take a great bike trip.

3.What can they see during the journey?

It begins in a ______ glacier on a mountain ______ in Qinghai Province

Then, it______ moves quickly. It becomes valleys ______ rapids as it passes through deep _____.

waterfall Sometimes, the river becomes a _______ and enters wide valleys _____.

At last, the river _____ delta enters the South China Sea.

4、 Is it a difficult journey to cycle along the Mekong? Why ?

The journey begins at an altitude of more than 5,000 meters, where it is hard to breathe and very cold.

Task 3 Get the main idea of each paragraph :

Para.1 Wang Kun and Wang Wei’ dream. Para.2 Wang Wei is stubborn. Para.3 Preparing for their trip.

? Task 4 Analyze the sentences and translate them into

Chinese. ? 1.It was my sister who first had the idea to cycle along the entire Mekong River from where it begins to where it ends.

强调句型 意思:首先想到要沿湄公河从源 头到终点骑车旅游的是我姐姐。
? 2.Although she didn’t know the best way of getting to

places, she insisted that she organize the trip properly.

①altough 引导让步状语从句②insist后的宾语从句用虚 拟语气(should )+do

尽管她对某些地方的最佳路线并不清楚,她却坚 持要自己把这次旅游安排的尽善尽美。

? 3.She give me a determined look--- the kind that said

she would not change her mind.

①破折号后的为同位语②that 引导定语从句

③she would not change her mind为宾语从句 他给了我一个坚定的眼神— 这种眼神表明 她是不会改变主意的。
? 4.Once she made up her mind, nothing can change it.



5. It becomes rapids as it passes through deep valleys, travelling across western Yunnan Province .

①as 引导时间状语从句”当…时”②travelling across western Yunnan Province 做伴随状语

6. When I told her the air would be hard to breathe and it would be very cold, she said it would be an interesting experience.

sth+be+adj.+to do 结构中主动表被动常用于此结 构的形容词有easy,difficult,hard,comfortable

当我告诉她那里空气稀薄呼吸困难,而且天气很 冷时,她却说这将是一次有趣的经历。

Step 4 Consolidation :try to fill in the blanks.

about Wang Kun and his sister Wang Wei dreamed ____________
taking a great bike trip ___________ ever since their middle school days. Aftergraduating ________ from college, they got a chance to do it. It was Wang Wei __________first had the ideas to cycle along the that/who Mekong River from its source. They bought expensive mountain bikes. They also got their cousins Dao Wei and Yu Hang to go who Were/got _______ ________ ______cycling, too. interested in

Wang Wei was s _______ girl. Although stubborn she did’t know the best way of getting ______ __ to )find ? places, she insisted that they (should _______ the source of the river and began their journey there. When she heard the source of the Mekong River was in Qinghai, she would change her mind .She was even ___ ? not___________ excited when she knew that their journey would than 5,000 begin at an altitude of more ________ meters. She also thought that it would be an________ interesting experience.
? ?.

* Step 4 Proverbs:
Life is just a series of trying to make up your mind.
生活是由一系列下决心的努力所构成的. Success belongs to the persevering. 胜利属于有毅力者.

? Step 5 Homework

? 1. Read the words ,phrases and the main sentences.
? 2.Read the text again. ? 3. Try to recite the story according to the text .

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