Unit 5 The power of nature
? Knowledge aims: Master the useful words and expressions related to the text. ? Ability aims: Learn about some disa
sters that are caused by natural forces, how people feel in
? Emotion aims: Learn the ways in which humans
protect themselves from natural disasters.
the same day
1、What are they talking about? 2、What do you think of it?
An Exciting Job
Helpful words and phrases
1. volcano [v?l‘ke?n??] n. 火山 2. volcanologist [,v?lk?‘n?l?d?ist] n. 火山学家 3. lava [‘lɑ:v?] n. 火山岩浆；火山所喷出的熔岩 4. crater [‘kre?t?] n. 火山口 5. eruption [?‘r?p?(?)n] n. 爆发，喷发 6. ash [??] n. 灰；灰烬 7. burn to the ground 全部焚毁
8. make one’s way
Who is the author? A volcanologist Where did he work? What was his fist experience? Why does he love his job? It excites me and makes me feel alive I help protect people HVO
What is the main idea of this passage?
Step 1 Step 2
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? Para. 2:
A. The writer describes his first closer love look at a volcano eruption. His job importance B. The writer states again his love for his work and volcanoes. C. The writer describes his first sight His first experience about of a volcano eruption. volcano eruption D. The writer expresses his love for his job and why he loves it. E. The writer describes his job and its His enthusiasm for his job importance.
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3. In Para. 1，why do you think the writer used “sometimes” four times?
4. The writer and other scientists saved many lives by____. A．predicting the time of earthquake B．predicting the time of volcano C．predicting the path and speed of lava D．helping people move their homes out of the way
A．To show he is busy.
B．To say his job is not boring. C．To prove his job is the greatest. D．They are just used for connection.
The day of the eruption
The day after the eruption
We were driven up and dropped Felt:
My first as close as possible to thecrater ______ that had been formed during the eruption.
bed began shaking
made our way to We slowly _________________
the edge of the crater dressed in special clothes.
a strange sound
as bright as day
lava was fountaining into the air.
7. I am still amazed at their beauty as well as their
potential to cause great damage.
“Potential” means： A．possibility C. ability
potential [p??ten?l] n. 潜能；可能性； adj. 潜在的；可能的；势的
B．opportunity D. chance
predict [pr?'d?kt] vt. 预报，预言；预知
? 8.Having collected and evaluated the information， I helped other scientists to predict where the lava from the volcano will flow next and how fast.
?Having collected and evaluated the information是 时间状语 ；predict 现在分词短语 ，在句子中作__________ _____________ 后是由where和how引导的两个_________ 宾语从句 。
收集和评估了这些信息之后，我就帮助其他科学家一起预 测下次火山熔岩将流向何处，流速是多少。 Translation:__________________________________
kind love his job persistent
adventurous The author
alive enthusiastic serious hardworking responsible
co-operative tough & determined
can not company his family
On the whole，he is a great man, because he loves his job and works hard. love study and study hard. So, as a student, you should _______________________________
Step 3 Step 4
unusual places, ? In the passage, the writer travels to _______(usual) bored Although job is and he never feels______(bore).________his occasionally dangerous, he does’t mind. In fact he works as ____a volcanologist working for the HVO. His job is collecting information for a database about Mount which Kilauea, _____is one of the most active volcanoes in Having collected Hawaii._____________(collect) and evaluated the information, he helps other scientists to predict where the lava will flow next and how fast. Their work has saved warned many lives because people can be ______(warn) to leave their way to the safe place. their houses and make_____ Unfortunately (fortunate), they can’t move their homes, __________ and many houses have been covered with lava or burned to _____ the ground.
Step 4 Step 5
Group A I like the job.
Group B I don’t like the job.
Interesting ? Make me feel alive ? Protect people ? Observe the beauty of nature Stay away from the city busy ? life ? Keep me energetic …… ?
Dangerous Tough to live outdoors Can not company family members Not convenient Lose contact with others ……
Suppose we were having classes, suddenly a/an… happened, what should we do? Work in a group of 6.One is a narrator and the others are actors.
As a song sings, if everyone lifts a hand, the world will be better and better.
1. Write a short passage to show some ways to prevent the disaster happening again or to lessen the damage. (about 80 words) 2.Try to find out the language points in the text. 3. Finish the excise book on page 64-66.