Unit2 Extensive Reading Puzzles in Geography
I. Warming-up 1.How many countries does the UK consisat of? A. two B. three C. four 2. How long does it take to fly fromBeijing airport to Lo
ndon HeathrowAirport? A. about 6 hours B. about 11 hours C. about 16 hours 3. Who rules the UK: the Prime Minister or the Queen? A. the Queen B. the Prime Minister C. both 4. What are the provinces called in England? A. counties B. departments C. states 5. Which is the longest river in England? A. the River Avon B. the River Thames C. the River Severn II. Pre-reading Appreciate the pictures. III. While-reading Task 1. Listening What is the main idea of the text? A. How many countries make up the United Kingdom. B. Explain how England is divided into three zones. C. The reason why London became the cultural capital of England. D. A brief introduction to the UK about its foundation and development based on geography, history and culture, etc. Task 2. Skimming Match the main idea of each paragraph. Para. 1 A. Explains what the term “Great Britain” means and how it came about. Para. 2 B. States the topic of the passage. Para. 3 C. Explains differences in the four countries. Para. 4 D. Explains the importance of London as a cultural and political center in the UK. Para. 5 E. The evidence of the invaders can be found in the British countryside. Para. 6 F. Explains how England is divided into three zones. Task 3. Scanning 1.Multiple choices (1) England and Wales were joined to Scotland in the ______ century. A. thirteenth B. seventeenth C. early twentieth century D. 1060s (2) From Para. 4, we know that____________________________.
A. England, Wales and Scotland form Great Britain. B. most of the population settle in the north. C. the cities are as large as those in China. D. British people love football very much. (3) We can draw a conclusion that ______. A. none of the cities in England are as big as those in China. B. the four countries work together in the currency and legal system. C. every city in England has historical architecture built by Romans. D. evidence of different invaders can be found all over the UK. 2.Complete the form In the 13thCentury ______ was linked to England. In the 17thCentury England and Wales were joined to __________. In the early 20th _________ Ireland broke away and _________ Century Ireland joined with _________, Wales and _________to become _________________. England is divided into 3 zones. the North the Midlands the South of England 3. True or false questions: 1. The oldest castle in London was constructed by Norman rulers in 1066. 2. London has the oldest port built by the Normans in the 1st century AD. 3. The oldest building in London was begun by the Anglo-Saxons in the 1060s. 4. The first invaders Norman left their towns and roads. 5. The Vikings influenced the vocabulary and place-names of the North of England. IV. Fill in the blanks with proper words. The full name of England is the ___________ of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.It consists of four parts, they are ________, _________, ______ and __________. People always think ______ is a part of England. The flag of the UK is called the ___________.The four countries have different __________ and _______ as well as different _______. ________ is the largest of the four countries and it is ________ three parts. Most of the people settled in the ______, but most of the large industrial cities in the _________ and the ______. The capital of the UK is _______, which has many great places of interest.