牛津版 高一 模块二 Unit 1
Project Telling about an unexplained mystery
In some areas of the world there have
been reports of Yetis. Do you believe<
that such a creature exists?
1.How much do you know about this creature? 2.What else would
you like to know
Yeti, Bigfoot and the Wild Man of Shennongjia
Read the article and fill in the tables.
What they are called in the forests in western in the they are Himalayas of the north Hubei -west of the Province, seen USA China Where Yeti Bigfoot Wild Man in Shennongjia
large, hairy, thick black fur, about six feet tall with huge shoulders, What they very long arms and large hands; look like walking like a man, moving with amazing speed and strength; large tracks more than 30 centimetres in length Why they look the same linked to a common ancestor, an animal that lived in Asia about 300,000 years ago
The outline: Yetis, Bigfoot and the Wild
Man of Shennongjia Para 1 Reports about seeing Yetis in the Himalayas for hundreds of years
Para 2 An eyewitness to a Yeti in 1998 Para 3 Another eyewitness who saw Yeti tracks in 2007, which looked like the tracks of Bigfoot in the USA
Para 4 Reports about the Wild Man in Shennongjia and the similarity of Yeti, Bigfoot and the Wild Man in shengnongjia Para 5 An American scientist’s opinion
Para 6 The hope for the solution of the mystery
1. Do scientists all believe such creatures exist? 2. How are their opinions divided?
1. Do you believe in the existence of Yetis?
2. Compare the story‘ Boy missing, police puzzled’ and ‘Yeti, Bigfoot and the Wild Man of Shennongjia’, what can you know about writing a story about an unexplained mystery?
Boy missing, Police Puzzled It is a newspaper report. The first paragraph tells readers what has happened and when and where it happened. In the following paragraphs,
more details and information are given.
Yetis, Bigfoot and the Wild Man of .Shennongjia It is a magazine article. The first paragraph is an overview with general information about wild creatures. Then the following paragraphs tells readers some details people have seen in different places.
Do you enjoy reading this story? If you are supposed to write a story about Yetis, how will you write it? How did the writer write it?
To write a story about an unexplained
mystery, we need to think about:
an interesting and attractive title
an attractive beginning
some details of the story with some
pictures or photos
what scientists or people think about
the mystery an open ending of the story
How to write a story?
? Get enough information ? Write the outline ? Write the story using writing skills
Processes: create a story about an unexplained mystery
Work in groups.
Tell a story about an unexplained mystery. What you need to do: 1. Discuss which mystery you will tell. 2. Doing research to find information on your topic. 3. Write your story, illustrate it and present it to us.
mysteries what we websites know about it
Yeti Loch Ness Monster Pyramids Stonehenge UFO www.phobe.com www.nessie.co.uk www.touregypt.net www.stonehenge. co.uk www.ufoevidence. org
What information should be included in your story?
What unknown information would you like to add to your story?
Work out an outline of your story.
What writing skills are you going to use?
1. He reported that they looked like the tracks of a similar creature, called Bigfoot, which some people believe lives in the forest of the north-west of
the USA. (P18, lines 14-16)
本句为主从复合句。句中的reported 后接一个由that 引导的宾语从句；a similar creature后面的called Bigfoot 是后置定语，其后的which引导一个 定语从句，修饰先行词creature。
2. Large tracks have also been
discovered which some people say
belong to the Wild Man. (P18,
本句是主从复合句。句中的which 引导一个定语从句，修饰句子的主 语tracks；在这个定语从句中，say 后面接一个省略了that的宾语从 句。如果将原句拆成两句，则应 为：Large tracks have also been discovered. Some people say (that) these large tracks belong to the Wild Man.
3. He believed that these creatures are linked to a common ancestor, an animal that lived in Asia some 300,000 years ago. (P18, lines 2628) 他认为，这些生物与一个共同的
? 句中believed 后接一个由that 引
导的宾语从句，an animal that… 是 a common ancestor的同位语。 ? 句中some 300,000 years ago的意 思是“大约30万年以前”；some 与数词连用时，常用作副词，相 当于approximately。