Unit 15 We’re trying to save the manatees!
Name Description zoo What is the animal? What is it like? spotted fast aggressive cheetah
Name Description zoo What is the animal? What is it like? gray strong enormous elephant
Name Description zoo What is the animal? What is it like? furry brown aggressive bear
Name Description zoo What is the animal? What is it like? aggressive fast tiger
Name Description zoo What is the animal? What is it like? gentle furry white and black panda
Name Description zoo What is the animal? What is it like? playful furry noisy ugly chimpanzee
Name Description zoo What is the animal? What is it like? gentle shy manatee
10 feet long • gentle • Shy • enormous Describe animals 1. It’s _____. 2. They’re _____. Manatee
1. It’s _____. 2. They’re _______. Cheetahs: Fast spotted Eagles: Fast cruel
Crocodiles: Aggressive cruel Nemo: Colorful shy brave(in the movie)
Polar bears: enormous aggressive furry Parrots: Beautiful noisy
听后完成练习 big furry A: Hey, Ginny. What’s that____, ____animal in the pond? B: It’s a polar bear, Victor. They’re kind of____. A: Are they? Looks like they really love water. B: Uh-huh. A: And what do you call those big, ____things in the water? B: They’re called manatees. A: What? B: Manatees. They’re very ____and very ____. A: Oh. And how about the ____and ____ ____ animals in that cage? B: They’re cheetahs. The cheetah is the ____ animal on earth. aggressive gray shy gentle black yellow spotted fastest
I am likethis animal because I am strong and intelligent. I like water, and I like to eat vegetables. You’re like a manatee. You’re like an elephant. No. GROUPWORK /Yes.
GROUPWORK enormous gray playful fast noisy playful gentle shy spotted fast aggressive furry
Ex: Listen to 2a and 2b of Section A and complete the chart
2,500 under water polluted food large
True or false? T • 1. Manatees are endangered. • 2. There are more than 3500 in the world. • 3. They like to live in the trees. • 4. Some of the swamps have become polluted. And they also have no enough food to eat. • 5. The average manatee is about 1000 feet long and weighs about 10 pounds. • 6. They eat underwater plants and vegetation. F F T F T
Pairwork S1: How many manatees are there in the US? S2: About 2,500. S1: Where are they living? S2: Their favorite habitat is in the water under the trees in mangrove swamps. S1: Why are they endangered? S2: Some of the swamps have been polluted. S1: Do they eat a lot? S2: Yes, they do. But there isn’t enough food. ...
Fill in the blanks according to the main ideas. Task My favorite animals are pandas. I like them very much because they are gentle and shy. They are also 1________to people. And they look funny, too. Their eyes are the most interesting part. The black circles around their 2_____ make them look like they are wearing glasses or have just been in a fight. Their favorite food is bamboo 3______. They don’t like to move around very much. But now pandas are endangered. For one thing, people have destroyed many of their habits. For another, they don’t have 4______ food to eat. We must think of ways to 5_______ them. I think we should build more panda zoos and plant more bamboo for them. I hope everyone can do something for animals, so that we can keep our world rich and colorful and full of interesting animals. friendly eyes leaves enough protect
Lead-in Do you think they are happy?
Do you think zoos are good for animals?
Read the letter to the editor and underline the reasons why the writer is against the zoos.
Dear Editor, I am writing to say that I am against building a new zoo in our town. Zoos are terrible places for animals to live. I’ve visited a lot of zoos in my life, and I have never seen one I liked or one that was suitable for animals to live in. Just last week, I visited a zoo and couldn’t believe what I saw. The animals are kept in tiny cages and can hardly move at all. And they are only given food once a day. I this a good way for animals to live? I don’t think so. Sincerely, Disgusted
讲解课文 • 1. I am writing to say that I am against building a new zoo in our town. • 我写信是想说我反对在我们城市建一个新的动物园。★against prep.反对e.g.They are strongly against the idea. 他们强烈反对这个主意。★for prep.赞同，支持，同意e.g.I’m all for the young enjoying themselves. 我完全赞同年轻人多一些娱乐。
2. I’ve visited a lot of zoos in my life，and I have never seen one I liked or that was suitable for animals to live in. • 我一生中参观过许多动物园，从未见到一个我喜欢的或适合动物居住动物生活的。 • (1) one I liked or that was … 是定语从句，one为先行词，that是关系代词。(2)be suitable for 合适的，适宜的e.g.Is she suitable for the monitor? 她适合做班长吗？(3) … for animals to live in 中，注意介词in不能省略。
3. The animals are kept in tiny cages and can hardly move at all. • 动物被关在极小的笼子里，几乎不能移动。(1)keep 使保持 keep+宾+adj./adv./ prep. e.g.This coat will keep you warm. 这件外衣会使你温暖的。The illness kept her in hospital. 她因病住在医院里。keep doing sth. 继续做下去e.g.Keep walking until you reach the traffic lights.你一直往前走，直到红绿灯为止。
(2)hardlyadv. 几乎不， 是个否定词。You can hardly hear the music，can you?（注意：反意疑问句用肯定形式） “hardly … when …” 表示“刚一……就……” 通常前一分句用过去完成时，后一分句用一般过去时。e.g.I had hardly finished one thing when he told me to do another. 我刚做完一件事，他就叫我做另一件事。
Debate • 背景：在我们这个地方没有动物园。如果想观看动物，就要走很远的路。为了保护动物、开发旅游资源，也为了孩子们学习成长的需要，政府计划兴建一个新的动物园。但是这个计划遭到了一些人的反对。到底该不该建这个动物园呢？政府决定向市民征求意见。也许你的意见就会影响最终的决策。 Shoulda new zoobe built in our town?
Debate Zoos are good for animals I think … I believe that … I feel that … I agree with you. I disagree with you.
How to debate-1 • Choose your view. (确定论点） • Please read the following letters and find the main view • of each letter. (Section A 3a,3b) A: Agree to build a new zoo. B: Disagree to build a new zoo. Vs
How to debate-2 2. Collect the factors to support your idea. （收集论据） • Read the two letters again, and write down the key points. • Do a pair work to discuss. You can write something more here if you have! A: (cons) ______________ ______________ ______________ B: (pros) ______________ ______________ ______________ • Zoos are terrible. • Keep animals in cages. • 3. Eat food once a day. Zoos are important. living textbooks Educate the public. Vs Now, choose one of them!
How to debate-3 3. Prepare your questions to ask the other side. (Divide the Ss into groups of eight. In one group, four of eight students form a party to debate.) Questions: _______________________? • Useful language: • Could you tell me …? • Why do you think …? • Do you think …?
How to debate-4 4. Take turns to speakloudly and clearly. • Try to make it convincing (令人信服）. • And then ask and answer the questions. (After this step, ask some groups to act out.) • Useful language: • I think that … • I believe that … • I feel that … • I disagree with you. • Could you tell me …? • I agree with …, but … • Why do you think …? • Do you think …?
Report The result of a debate: • Enlarge your mind to find a good solution: • Should a new zoo be built in our town? • Group work: • Discuss in your group. • You must : 1.protectthe animals 2.make children watch animals easily. • Write your solution and give a report. Here is a story to help you.
A good solution: • Monkeys : • have a home and a happy life • people: • have new jobs and a new vacation spot Great! a story to help you • steal • angry • farmers and monkeys • live together • look after • try to help • a famous tourist spot • monkey’s happy life • build a real home for monkeys
Solution : Report: • _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ In our group, we all agree that building the zoo is a good idea. If we have a zoo, we can watch the animals and learn to care them easily. While in the zoo the animals should be treated well. They shouldn’t be put in the cages. They are supposed to be relaxed and free. After all, the zoo is the home for animals, not just for fun.
Homework 以 “Is it good / bad for students to use mobile phones at school?”为题, 写一篇短文.