Unit 3 Travel Journal 课文理解学案 1 教师寄语：No road is long with good company. 良友同行，不觉路远。 Journey down the Mekong Part I. The dream and the plan Step I. Skimming 1) What is the text about? 2) Who are
Wang Kun and Wang Wei? 3) Who are Dao Wei and Yu Hang? 4) Who planned the trip to the Mekong? Step II. Careful Reading 1) What do you think they will see when they travel along the Mekong River? 2) What difficulties did Wang Kun and Wang Wei find about their journey? 3) What do you think about Wang Kun and Wang Wei? Step III. Fill in the blacks. Their dream They bought___________________________, got their cousins________________________ and found a _________. It begins in____________________________. At first the river is_______ and the water is______________. Then it moves quickly and rapids as it___________________________, travelling across________________________. Half of the river is in __________ and after leaving it the Mekong becomes_________________. Its pace slows as it enters___________________ and makes wide bends or meanders through____________________________ where rice grows. At last, the Mekong river enters_________________________.
The Mekong River
Step IV. Expressions 1. 梦想做一次伟大的自行车旅行： 2. 说服我买了一辆昂贵的自行车： 3. 使他们对骑自行车感兴趣： 4. 得到机会干某事： 5. 从它开始的地方到它结束的地方： 6. 喜欢： 7. 干某事的最好方式： 8. 关心/ 在乎细节： Step V. Culture Exhibition The Langcang River and the Mekong River The Lancang River begins in Zhaqu in Qinghai Province, China. It is called the Lancang River after it combines with another branch in Changdu. The river runs south until it leaves China in Yunnan Province and then changes its name from the Lancang River to the Mekong River. The river finally enters the Pacific Ocean in the south of Vietnam. As the longest river in Southeast Asia, the river has a total length of 2,354 kilometers and a delta of 165,000 square kilometers. The Lancang River is important to the travel industry, as resource and products are plentiful. The beautiful riverside scenery and numerous historical sites attract a lot of tourists from home and abroad. The Lancang River is a fantastic river with more than ten ethic minorities living along it. In China, it is the only river where so many nationalities living along it. Going with the current, tourists can view not only the rust-red water of the river, the white clouds and green mountains of the riverside, but also the cultures and customs along the river. 9. 坚决的表情： 10. 改变主意： 11. 在海拔 5,000 多米的高度： 12. 对… 感到兴奋： 13. 下定决心： 14. 屈服、让步、放弃： 15. 很惊讶地获悉：
A night in the mountains Step I. Read the passage and answer the following questions in pairs: 1. The passage is a narration(记叙文). It is written in ___________ order. 2. What is the main idea of the passage? 3. What did they see during the journey? 4. Why did they change their clothes for T-shirt and shorts? 5. What items are Wang Kun and Wang Wei carrying with them? What do you think they will have to leave behind in Dali? What should they take instead?
6. How does Wang Wei feel about the trip now? What do you think changed his mind?
Step II. Expressions 1. 感觉像冰块： 2. 穿着长羊毛大衣的孩子们： 3. 下午晚些时候： 4. 像往常一样： 5. 下山： Step III. Translation 1. 你看过雪人骑自行车吗？我们看上去就那样。 6. 这时： 7. 一到傍晚： 8. 搭帐篷： 9. 在午夜： 10. 躺在星空下：
Step III. Language learning Metaphor: A metaphor is a figure of speech where comparison is implied. It is also a comparison between two unlike elements with a similar quality. But unlike a simile, this comparison is implied, not expressed with the word “as” or “like”. →implied comparison (将具有某种共同 特征的两个不同事物进行比较，说话人不直接点明两个事物之间的相似，而是要靠读者自 己去意会的比喻，叫做暗喻/隐喻。) Simile: A simile is a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind by using the words: as, like, as…as, etc. Eg: Life is an isthmus between two eternities. (Metaphor) 生活是永恒的生死两端之间的峡道。(M) Life is like an isthmus between two eternities. (Simile) 生活像永恒的生死两端之间的峡道。 （S） Ex: 1.Try to find out the sentences that used “metaphor” and “simile” in our text.
2. Make two sentences that used “metaphor” and “simile” by yourself.