Using language (2)
Life in future
(WB, page 55)
Read the list of the household goods below. Then listen and tick tho
se that were mentioned as the future products.
√ ? flying boots
? self-cleaning shirts ? thinking quilt with a ? flight mobiles √ sensor ? Wristwatch ? constant temperature computers jackets
Specialty hover and move above the ground
Advantage Limitation can go swiftly in any direction
cannot go up and down
Specialty adjust thickness according to the temperature
Advantage become thicker when cold and thinner when hot
Limitation Sensor must be removed every time you wash the quilt
Rising to a challenge
1. Do you think living under the sea is possible? 2. Where are you going to live under the
3. In the undersea cities, what equipments
do you think are necessary?
Listen and fill in the blanks. 1. The under city is so comfortable that it is described as ______________. a silk adventure 2. The undersea city has the following advantages: a. easy _____________________________ contact with the land surface b. more __________________ personal space c. complete _______________________ personal security d. no ____________________ housework worries
Special How does it become Advantages equipments realized? Always ready to take people to the One Easy surface, a special personal or contact small, computerized family with land machine to monitor shuttlesubmarines each person during the trip.
Special How does it Advantages equipments become realized?
More personal space Get twice as much personal space as in flats on land, your house can float in the water.
Special How does it Advantages equipments become realized?
Complete personal security Can feel the space Computer left; only the sensor robot cleaner will be able to move objects.
How does it
equipments become realized?
Feed your details No into the computer Family housework hard-drive; used robots answer your worries family’s commands.
Which four parts make up the upper part of the Saturation City? A large classroom with all kinds of educational aids for children of school age; a huge sports stadium and a very big hall for entertainment.
Design a poster
Suppose a press conference and exhibition is going to be held to make the undersea city known among people. If you work in the company, can you design a special poster to draw visitors’ attention so that they will come to the press conference?
Come to this meeting
See the value of OUR undersea houses. Saturation City has: ?frequent shuttle-submarines to the surface ?large personal space ?good security for each family ?no household worries: own robot
2000 RMB each
17 / 8 / 3008
Time: 6:30 pm
Place: Hall of the school
1. Among its many advantages we include: easy contact with the land surface, more personal space, complete personal security, and no housework worries.
contact n. 接触，联系； 联系人
We stay in contact with each other by telephone. I’ve lost contact with most of my school friends. Have the children been in contact with
be / stay / get in contact with
与……保持联系 / 与……取得联系
make / lose contact with
put sb. in contact with
keep in touch with 与……保持联系 get in touch with 与……取得联系 lose touch with 与……失去联系 be in/out of touch with 与……保持/失去联系
2.They will be equipped with a special
small, computerized machine.
equip vt. 装备, 配备
equip sb. with be equipped with be equipped to do
The boys equipped themselves with torches, rope and set off. Is the room equipped with air conditioner? They were not equipped to deal with the situation. Our laboratory is well equipped.
If you were living in an undersea city, what kind of problems do you think you would have?
Listen to Part 1 and write down the two problems mentioned.
1. No noise from the air machines.
2. Steel gates to the city wouldn’t open.
Listen to Part 1 again and fill in the blanks.
solid steel gates to the Then I found that the ______ city _________ wouldn’t open. At first I wasn’t too ____________, as there is a ____________ worried backup wrong When that system in case things go _______. either I realized that we had didn’t work _________, two _________ serious problems.
Listen to Part 2 again and fill in the chart.
Problem no noise from the air machines city doors would not open Cause broken screen Action taken replaced it
air machines not working
none as doors opened when air machines repaired
Speaking Task and Writing Task
The entertainment and sports for the people of Saturation City
What’s the purpose of building these
parts? These four parts provide the necessary
“home space” for families on their
regular leave so that no island is too
crowded and everyone gets a break from
1. Who has the right to go to the education part? 2. When will the education part be open to the people? 3. Where will the education part be built? 4. What kind of service will you be provided with? 5. What problem will you come across? How will you solve the problem?
?Choose one of the programmes that you are interested in. ?Write down your ideas in a chart like the one below. ?Be ready to explain your ideas, problems and how you would solve them.
? Now write a report to the company
that built Saturation City and put forward your ideas on entertainment or sports.
The writing style of report
How to write a report?
The first paragraph (why you write a report?) Structure Body (your own ideas on the item) Conclusion (how you think it will help)
A sample version
The wonderful facilities in the sports stadium of No. 3 Floating Island, Saturation City, means that the company can offer a full programme of sports. There are coaches for all areas of sport so that everyone will be able to improve their health.
All sports are offered. There are opportunities to improve skills in running and all field events, high and long jump, swimming, and throwing events. There is also a fully equipped gym for exercise and gymnastics. There are two kinds of coach: specialist ones to improve a particular skill to international level; general
ones to improve fitness and encourage healthy exercise. Both kinds of coach are available at all times for those who live in Saturation City. The fitness programme is intended to encourage personal improvement. The specialist programme is intended for competitions (which will be held once a month).
The winners in each event will have to enter the trials for the Olympic Games in AD 3008 which will take place in the Sahara Desert, North Africa. We hope that you feel that these facilities and programmes will help raise your fitness level and specialist expertise. We hope you will come and try our sports centre for yourselves.
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