A Night The Earth Didn’t Sleep Warming up & Reading
Natural Disasters(自 然灾害).
forest fire（森林 Sandstorm（沙尘暴） 火灾）
volcanic eruption （火山爆发）
What can you see in the picture?
beautiful cities many buildings 旧金山大桥夜景 bridges
? What damage can the earthquakes bring about?
buildings... roads… bridges…
The city lay in ruins（废墟）
The buildings fell down(倒塌）.
? Roads might crack(开裂）.
Bridges might collapse(坍塌）.
Many people were killed or injured.
A great number of people lost their homes.
? Q1:Imagine your home begins to shake and you must leave it right away. You have time to take only one thing. What will you take? Why? I want to take …money, books, food, water, clothes… Because …
What will you take?Why?
pictures of family
books map radio food mobile phone clothes
Q2:What do you think will happen before an earthquake?
? 震前动物有预兆，群测群防很重要。 牛羊骡马不进圈，猪不吃食狗乱咬。 鸭不下水岸上闹，鸡乱上树高声叫。 冰天雪地蛇出洞，大猫携着小猫跑。 兔子竖耳蹦又撞，鱼跃水面惶惶跳。 蜜峰群迁闹轰轰，鸽子惊飞不回巢。 家家户户都观察，综合异常作预报。
Signs before earthquake
Bright lights flash in the sky
Animals are too nervous , such as cows, dogs, horses, and snakes, etc.
Fish jumped out of bowls and ponds.
Mice ran out of the fields.
There were cracks on the wells. The water in the well rose and fell
A Night The Earth Didn’t Sleep
? when: July 28, 1976 ? where: Tangshan, Hebei A big earthquake ? what:
Main idea: An earthquake happened in Tangshan on July 28, 1976
Fill in the table.
Type of writing Topic sentence of Para1 Topic sentence of Para2 Topic sentence of Para3 Topic sentence of Para4
This is a news report.
Strange things were happening in the coutryside in northeast Hebei. Everything began to shake and it seemed the world was at an end. Everywhere they looked nearly everything was destroyed. All hope was not lost.
? Please read the passage carefully and finish the following tasks. ? Task1:How many parts can be divided? what is the main idea of each part? ? Task2: Do exercise1 on page 27. ? Task3: Pay attention to the time expressions in the passage and fill in the following blanks.
Divide this passage into three parts
Part 1: para 1
Part 2: para 2&3 Part 3: para 4
damage signs rescue
during the earthquake before the earthquake after the earthquake
choose one word to describe each part
For three days
1.Water in the village wells rose and fell _______. 2. Well walls developed deep_____ cracks 3. A smelly gascame out of the cracks ________ 4. Chickens and pigs were too nervous _______to eat. Mice ? 5. ______ran out of the fields ? 6. Fish _______________their bowls jumped out of and ponds ? ? ? ?
At about 3:00 am on July 28, 1976
Bright lights 1. __________ appeared in the sky. The sound of the planes 2. ______________________could be heard although there were no planes. burst 3. Some water pipes ________.
At 3:42 am on July 28,1976
1. Everything began to ________. shake 2. Huge cracks cut across houses, roads and _________. canals 3. Steam burst from holes in the ground. _______ 4. Hills of rock _________________rivers of became dirt. 5. 75% buildings and 90% of homes were gone _____________.
400,000 6. More than ________ people were killed or injured.
Afternoon of July 28,1976
? 1. A second quake almost as strong as ____________the first one came . buildings ? 2. More damage to __________and rescuers _________.
Soon after the quake
army 1.The _______ arrived. Shelters 2. _______ were built for survivors. Fresh water 3. ___________ were brought in.
Task3:choose the best answer
? 1.What is the mood of this passage? ? A.Sad. C ? B.Serious. ? C.Serious and a bit sad. ? D.Clam.
2. The title “A night the earth didn’t sleep” means _______. C ? A. the earth was awake all night long ? B. people on the earth couldn’t fall asleep that night ? C. the earth shook like crazy that night ? D. animals on the earth would not sleep that night
? 1.Please read the passage after class and try to retell the story in your own words. ? 2.Learn the new words and expressions by heart.