Lesson 4 Sea Stories
What will the title remind you of?
tsunami , seismic sea wave 海啸
tsunami , s
eismic sea wave 海啸
Look at the Key Words and find them in the pictures.
barrel, cloud, fisherman, fishing boat, moon, wave, whirlpool
Read to learn Reading Strategies: Sequencing
? Look at the pictures and decide which shows the beginning, middle and end of the story. ? Read each paragraph. Pay attention to the linking words. They often help you decide the order of events, e.g. one day, suddenly, in the end. ? Decide a possible order for the paragraphs. ? Read them in that order to see if the story makes sense. 有意义，能理解；
Ex.4 Read the story again and answer these questions.
1.Why did the writer’s younger brother fall into the sea? (Para.B ,in the middle ) He fell overboard because an enormous wave covered their boat. 2. Why did the boat go towards the whirlpool? (at the end of Para.B) With the wind and waves the boat went towards the whirlpool.
? 3. Why did the writer tie himself to a barrel? ? (On line 11 in Para. A) ? He tied himself to a barrel to help him float because he noticed that the heavier objects ______ went down more quickly than the smaller, lighter ones.
? 4. Why didn’t his brother do the same ? (At the end of Para. A) ? His brother didn’t tie himself to a barrel because he was terrified and stayed in the heavy boat ? 因为他十分恐惧，呆坐在沉重的木船里。
? 5. Why did his old companions not recognise him? ? (Para. C & Line 2 in Para. B) ? His old companions didn’t recognise him because those six hours of terror had broken his body and soul. It took less than a single day to change his hair from black to white.
? Ex. 6 Complete the sentences below with these words from the text: afterwards, in the end, one day, suddenly, then, when One day in 1964, Robert Le Serrec was ? __________ when sailing near the Australian coast ________ he decided to stop near an island. Suddenly he saw a huge creature resting ___________ beside his boat. He took a photograph, and then the creature swam away. _______ Afterwards he showed the photograph to ____________ in the end nobody scientists, but ____________ believed him.
Vocabulary: Word-building ( 构词法）
? Ex. 7 Find words in the story that the writer uses to describe his feelings. ? Para. B horrifying ? Para. A terrified, calmer, ? Para. C exhausted
Ex.8 You can often make different forms from one word. Complete the table with words from the story.
Noun 名词 Verb 动词 to terrify Adjective 形容词 Opposit Adverb e 反义词 副词 X unsafe
terrifying terrified, terrible,
safe clear horrifying horrified horrible
terrifying ly terribly
save clarify, clear horrify
? Ex.9 __________ Terrifying ( terror) experiences at sea are notuncommon _________( common). In 1977, Japanese fishermen caught a mysterious __________( mystery) sea creature in their length long) was ten metres and, nets. Its ________( fortunately _____________ ( fortune) for the fishermen, dead death). It smelled very bad it was _________( unsafe (safe), and they thought it might __________ so they threw it overboard. Because the unclear photographs are ___________( clear), scientists science) have been unable to __________( identify ( identify) the creature. ____________
Speaking What would you do in the situations below?
? 1. you are in a boat going towards a big whirlpool
A: If I was on a boat going towards a big whirlpool, I would tie myself to something light. B: I wouldn’t. I’d….
? 2. you are snorkeling and you see a very old boat at the bottom of the sea. ? 3. you are on a desert island ? 4. you are walking along the beach and you find a bottle with a note in it
? Read aloud the story after class to find out any difficulty in it and mark it with your pen.
? Find out all the relative clauses in the story, and circle the words they refer to. ? Go through ‘ Notes to Lesson 28 on page 99’ carefully.