1.What do you know about the Seven Wonders of the World in ancient times?
They are the Pharos of
Alexandria (埃及的亚历山大灯 塔）, the Colossus of Rhodes（地中海的罗得岛太阳神铜 像）, the Temple of Artemis(土耳其阿泰密斯女神庙）, the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus（土耳其国王摩索拉 斯陵墓）, the Statue of Zeus, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and the Pyramids in Egypt.
On the seven wonders of the ancient world, only the pyramids of Egypt still stand. Fragments(碎片,断 片)remain of two others: the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, and the temple of Artemis.Through the years, artists have attempted to pick the others: the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the statue of Zeus at Olympia, the Colossus of Rhodes, and the Pharos of Alexandria.
2.Why these wonders disappeared? What happened?
Because of war, earthquake and other reasons, they were all destroyed centuries ago except the Great Pyramid of Egypt.
3.What does the title Lost Civilizations mean?
Lost civilizations means ancient buildings, cultures and countries that no longer existed.
Pompeii, ancient city of Italy, a port near Naples and at the foot of Mt.Vesuvius. In August of AD79,the city was buried alive by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.
Today all we can see of Pompeii are ruins. But the ruins tell us many things about the ancient world. The disaster that destroyed the city of Pompeii in 79 AD preserved forever a treasury of the past. Careful excavation and exploration of the ruins continues to add to our knowledge of ancient Roman times.
The ancient State of Loulan was a small state established in the Western Regions in ancient times before 176 B.C. and lasted until the seventh century. It had been a flourishing community, but when the Han dynasty fell in AD 220, it was overtaken by the Xiongnu (minority people) who cut the city off from all communication with Chang'an (the ancient capital).
The Ancient City of Loulan played a very important role on the Silk Road. Chinese silks, tea, and jewelries were firstly exported to other regions and countries through the Ancient City of Loulan.
Read the diary entries quickly and answer these questions:
1.What country is the author from? 2.What is one main similarity between Pompeii and Loulan? 3. Who was made director of the Pompeii dig in 1860? 4.Who is Professor Zhang?
1.What country is the author from?
Canada 2. What is one main similarity between Pompeii and Loulan? Both of them became lost civilizations about 2,000 years ago.
3. Who was made director of the Pompeii dig in 1860? The Italian archaeologist Giuseppe Fiorelli. 4. Who is Professor Zhang?
An archaeologist from the local cultural institute.
Please read the passage carefully and try to fill the blanks.
Reading strategy: reading diary entries
When you are reading diary entries recording someone’s travels, you should look for: ⑴ dates and place names ⑵ facts and historical information
⑶ personal feelings and opinions
Where was it located? (1)
about 2,000 (5) years ago
When was it In the 8th founded? century BC
a wealthy What kind a rich city commerci (6) of city was it? al city Why was it the eruption gradually (2) of Vesuvius (7) covered over destroyed? volcano by sandstorms
How was it discovere d?
What can you find about the city now?
In the 18th century, (8)100 years ago, the Swedish explorer a farmer found Sven Hedin some stone with discovered the writing on it,then ruins of it as well people started to as a lot of dig. treasures. Streets with(3) The city walls,(9) stepping stones palaces,temples, along the road workshops and Houses with(4) towers,an ancient mosaic floors and water system wall paintings Bodies of people that that ran through the middle of the had been turned to city stone
According to the text and the chart, can you summarize the main idea of each diary entry?
Day 1: Telling the purpose of the trip and the two
Day 2: Listening to a lecture about the city of
Pompeii and the volcano eruption.
Day 3: Visiting the buried city-----Pompeii and get
amazed at it.
Day 10: Tired but excited to arrive in Loulan after
several days of traveling.
Day 11: Introducing the discovery of dead city----Loulan and feeling sad.
Please choose the best answer :
1)What happened soon after the ruins of Pompeii was found?
A. It was well protected by the local government. B. It was dug by the Italian archaeologist Giuseppe. C. It was badly damaged by people digging in the area for treasure. D. The bodies of people buried were stolen.
2) Which of the following statements is NOT true?
A. Both of the two cities are lost civilizations about 2,000 years ago. B. Both of the two cities were discovered by local people. C. Pompeii was destroyed by a volcano while Loulan was gradually covered over by sandstorms. D. Pompeii was in Italy while Loulan was in China.
3) The purpose of writing this passage is_______.
A. To show how happy the writer was to have such a chance to visit the sites. B. To arouse people’s sense of protecting civilizations C. to compare the civilizations of Pompeii and Loulan D. To tell us how Pompeii and Loulan were destroyed.
Find the historical information about Pompeii and Loulan.
Pompeii time in the 8th century in 89 BC event
It was founded.
It was taken over by the Romans.
Mount Vesuvius erupted. Giuseppe Fiorelli was made director of the Pompeii dig.
on 24th Aug. AD 79 in 1860
Loulan 2000 years ago from AD 200 to AD 500 100 years ago
It existed as a commercial city.
It was covered over gradually by sand storms. It was discovered by a Swedish explorer.
Fill in the blanks with proper words.
Both Pompeii in ________and Loulan in China Italy became ____ civilizations about 2000 years ________ Iost ago. Pompeii was founded in the 8th century ________ BC and wastaken _______ by the Romans in _____ over 89BC. On 24th Aug.AD79, Mount Vesuvius erupted _________ and the city were buried _______ alive __________. Loulan was a _________ stopping _________ on the Silk Road. It disappeared point storm under the ________. There are just a few _________ left. Some _________, such as ruins treasure coins and painted pots, was found.
1.Read the passage again and again, try to retell it. 2.P44 .45 on the text book.
Facts/Historic Personal al information feelings
Day 1 Brief 15th introduction July
Day2 16th July
A lecture about Pompeii
Take over by Romans, and buried on 24th August AD79
Day 3 The ancient 17th Roman city July of Pompeii
Day 10 24th July
Several houses with mosaic floors and wall paintings, the volcano is still there
A small wealthy commercial city and a stopping point on the Silk Road
Day 11 25th July
The desert was once a green land with enormous trees
Check the exercises on page 44.45
C1 How well did you understand the details in the diary?
Read it again carefully and answer the following questions.
1. What happened to Pompeii in August AD 79?
Mount Vesuvius erupted and lava, ash and rocks poured out of it onto the surrounding countryside. All the people in Pompeii were buried alive, and so was the city.
2. How was the buried city discovered?
It was discovered in the 18th century when a farmer found some stone with writing on it. People started to dig in the area for treasure, which caused much damage. So in 1860, the Italian archaeologist Giuseppe Fiorelli was made director of the Pompeii dig.
3. What were the stepping stones along the road in Pompeii used for?
With the stones, people did not have to step in the mud in the streets on rainy days.
4. Why was Loulan an important city about 2,000 years ago?
Because it was a stopping point on the famous Silk Road between the East and the West
5. How do many people think Loulan disappeared?
It was gradually covered over by sandstorms from AD 200 to AD 500.
6. According to the last sentence, how did the author feel about the loss of Loulan?
She felt that it was a pity!
C2 The writers of diaries often record feelings or opinions
(emotions) as well as what they have done(actions). Do the sentences below express emotions(E) or actions(A)?
1 I feel lucky to have won a
place on this trip. 2 This morning we went to a lecture about Pompeii. 3 Unfortunately, all the people
E/A E/A E/A
were buried alive, and so was
the city ! 4 How amazing !
5 People started to dig in the area for treasure. 6 When I walked around the city, I saw streets just as they had been.
7 I am so excited to be here! 8 Sven found the remains of building buried under the sand.
D2 Find the following words in the text and
decide what they refer to.
1 the city
2 which Pompeii the fact that people started to dig in the area for treasure near Pompeii Loulan the fact that the desert was once a green land with enormous trees
3 there 4 it 5 that
Give the English words according to the definitions.
?（of a volcano）throw out of lava and ash ? act or speak for a group ? sadly ，unluckily ? rich erupt represent
? parts of a building that remain ruins after it has been badly damaged or destroyed enormous ? huge
? take control of ? provide space for take over house
2.go on a cultural expedition 进行一次文化探险
3.sites of lost civilizations 4.feel lucky to do 5.be known as 6.go to a lecture 7.take over 8.pour out/into 失落文明的遗址 感到幸运 作为……而著名 去听讲座 接管 接替 大量流出/流入
9.surrounding countryside 周围的乡村
10. be buried alive
11. cause much damage
12. turn to stone 13.be covered with ash 14. be off 16. neither…nor 17. wealthy commercial city 18. a stopping point
变成石头 被火山灰覆盖 离开
15. house many of the treasures 收藏了许多宝物 即不…也不 富有的商业小城 歇脚点
19. local cultural institute 21. together…with 22. prevent….from 23. a saying goes… 24. as long ago as 25.make sb. director
20. the remains of buildings 建筑物的遗迹
和…一道，连同一起 阻止 俗话说…. 早在….之前
1.Tomorrow we are visiting Pompeii.(line2)
Next week we are flying to China and going to Loulan.(line2) 2. Near the city was a volcano called Vesuvius.(line9)
= A volcano called Vesuvius was near the city. 3. Unfortunately, all the people were buried alive, and so was the city. 4. Today I saw the ancient Roman city of Pompeii as it was 2,000 years ago.(line 14) ….I saw streets just as they had been….
5. 很多人相信，它是在公元200年至500年之间被 风沙渐渐覆盖了。
It is believed by many people to have been gradually covered over by sandstorms form AD200 to AD500.(line34)
6.现在的沙漠一度是一片绿色的土地，长者参天大 树， 然而尽管如此也没能组止这座城市被风沙覆 盖的命运。
The desert was once a green land with enormous tree,but even that didn't prevent the city from being buried by sand.
1.So / neither + do (did/ will/ be/ have---) 1) ---You forgotten your purse when you went . ---Good heavens, _____. A. so did I B. so I did C. I did so D. I so did 2)---It was fine yesterday. ---_____. And a very day for fishing, isn’t it? A. So it was B. It was so C. So it is D. So is it 3)If you don’t go to school,______ I. A. Nor do B. so will C. so do D. neither shall 2.They were kept exactly as they were 2000 years ago. as
sb./ sth. be 按照---原来的样子. 就让它那样吧! Leave it as it is. 你还是10年前那样漂亮.
你还是10年前那样漂亮. You look beautiful as you were ten years ago. 3. ---Look, there is a big snake under the tree. ---Oh, I see. Just leave it______ it is,or it might bite you. A. as B. before C. when D. while 4.take over take on take up
接管,接收 呈现;雇佣 开始;从事;占去(时间)
? You watch the house until 10 o’clock and then I’ll take over. ? The large company has taken over many small ones. ? 1)Nobody had recognized his talent before he ____ the company when his father passed away suddenly. ? A. took over B. took up C. took off D. took on ? 2)The new headmaster will ____ on September 1st. ? A. take place of B. take down ? C. take over D. take up
5.Make sb.+ n. Mr. White was made _____ chairman if the club for the second time. A. a B. an C. the D. / Wang tao was appointed head of the English Department. 6.Remain vi. 逗留,停留 How many days will you remain/ stay here? I shall remain /stay to see the end of the gam. link v.保持某种状态 The shop remains/ stays open until 11:00 p.m.. The problems remain /stay unsolved.
Why don’t you put the meat in the fridge? It will ____ fresh for several days. A. Be remain B. remain B. C. be remaining D. have remained
1. represent vt.
1) act or speak for a group The competition attracted over 500 contestants representing 8 different countries. The President was represented at the ceremony by the Vice-President. 2) to be a symbol of Each color on the chart represents a different department. The rose represents a different department.
adv. unluckily, regrettably
Unfortunately , he was injured in the first game. Unfortunately ,I won’t be able to attend the meeting.
It was an unfortunate accident. It is unfortunate that you missed the meeting.
2. take over: take control of
The army has The firm has taken over the party. by a the
been taken over took over
When he was ill his son
adj. living, not dead
She was still alive when she was sent to the hospital. He was buried alive in the earthquake.
*live, living, lively
She’s a lively fish live live child and popular with everyone.
coverage of the World Cup
vt. to damage sth. so badly that it no longer exists, works
The building was destroyed by fire. They’ve destroyed all the evidence. Her husband was killed in the war, which_________ destroyed her hopes of happiness.
vt. to provide a space for
The government will take measures to house the refugees. The gallery houses 2000 works of modern art.
7. prevent sb./sth. (from) doing sth.: stop sb. from doing sth.
Nothing will prevent us (from) reaching our aims.
I was preventedby illness from taking the exam.
Tom has been to the Great Wall twice,
and so has his sister . (他妹妹也去过两次）
If you go there, so shall I . （我也去）