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高三教案 第625期
发布时间:2017-09-11

2017-2018学年度第3期总第625期
2017-2018学年度第3期总第625期 
AI starts to get creative (P4-5) 
The people’s princess (P1)
河北省邯郸市第一中学  王永仙
I. Lead-in   
vHave you heard of Princess Diana? 
vIf you have, tell us something about her.
 
II. Skimming
Read the article quickly and answer the question. 
Why was Princess Diana seen as “the people’s princess”?
Because people felt a strong connection to her. She was seen as a classic “English Rose” with a naturally attractive face and fair complexion, and was known to be a good and kind person. She had an understanding of people’s emotions, their insecurities, people’s distress, and their hopes and dreams. She led by example, working with many charities over the years. 
 
III. Scanning
Read the article carefully and divide it into different parts, then work out the main idea of each part.
Part 1 (Para _1、2___): Britain’s affection for Diana was revealed after her death. 
Part 2 (Para _3、4、5___): Why people felt a strong connection to Diana. 
Part 3 (Para __6、7___): Comments on her life in the royal family. 
 
IV. Language study
Translate the sentences. Pay attention to the sentence structures.
1. It’s been 20 years since Diana, Princess of Wales lost her life in a car crash (车祸) on August 31, at the age of 36. 
since 加过去时间与现在完成时连用。
句意为:自从威尔士王妃戴安娜,在8月31号的一场车祸中香消玉殒,到现在已经有20年了。
2. But neither of these factors really accounted for the public’s grief (悲伤) after her death. 
factors 因素。
accounted for 是……的原因。 
句意为:但上面两个因素都不是人们为她的离世而悲伤的真正原因。
3. Charles’s mother, the Queen, seemed to take her son’s side, leaving Diana out in the cold. 
take sb’s side 袒护某人。 
leaving为分词作结果状语。
leave sb in the cold 让某人受冷落,遭排斥。
句意为:女王,查尔斯王子的妈妈,好像是袒护儿子,使戴安娜受到冷落。
 
V. Summary
Fill in the blanks with proper words or phrases. 
It __has been____ (be) 20 years since Diana, Princess of Wales lost her life in a car crash on August 31, at the age of 36. And while it was true that she was a beloved figure to the British public, it wasn’t until her death __that____ the true scale (级别) of Britain’s affection for Diana was revealed.
After news of her death ____was released_____ (release) in 1997, there were massive shows of public mourning (哀悼). It seemed that half the country was __in____ tears, as if Diana were a member of their own family instead of a figure they only knew from newspapers and TV.
But the tears and mourning didn’t happen __for___ no reason. To many, Diana was a fairytale princess. She was seen ___as___ a classic “English Rose” with a naturally ____attractive____ (attract) face and fair complexion (肤色), and was known to be a good and kind person. 
But neither of these ___factors____ (因素) really ____accounted for_____ (说明……的原因) the public’s grief after her death. In truth, the people thought of her as one of their own. Of course, she was far too posh to have lived in the next street to a regular person, but people still felt a strong _____connection____ (connect) to her. She led __by___ example, working with many charities over the years.
Lead by example 以身作则,率先垂范
e.g.: Good leaders must lead by example. 
It could be the fact ___that____ Diana was an outsider, someone whom “the establishment” was against, ___that_____ made her so relatable to everyday people. 
 
VI. Enjoy a song for Diana 
Goodbye England's rose,
May you ever grow in our hearts.
You were the grace that placed itself
Where lives were torn apart.
 
You called out to our country,
And you whispered to those in pain.
Now you belong to heaven,
And the stars spell out your name.
 
And it seems to me you lived your life
Like a candle in the wind,
Never fading with the sunset
When the rain set in. 
 
 
And your footsteps will always fall here
Along England's greenest hills.
Your candle burned out long before,
Your legend ever will.
 
Loveliness we've lost.
These empty days without your smile,
This torch we'll always carry
For our nation's golden child.
 
And even though we try,
The truth brings us to tears.
All our words cannot express
The joy you brought us through the years.
 
Goodbye England's rose,
From a country lost without your soul,
Who'll miss the wings of your compassion
More than you'll ever know. 
 
(by Elton John )
 
 
AI starts to get creative
(P4-5)
AI starts to get creative
辽宁省沈阳二中 李珊珊
I. Lead-in   
Read these two poems. What do you think of them? Share your feelings. 
Have you ever heard of the poet XiaoIce? Guess what kind of a person she is. 
 
 
II. Skimming 
 
XiaoIce (微软小冰) is an artificial intelligence (AI) assistant developed by Microsoft. 
 
III. Scanning
Read the article carefully and answer the following questions.
1. What advantage does XiaoIce have over other AI assistants?
XiaoIce has a creative edge over her competitors. While most AI assistants simply read out information they get online, XiaoIce has a “realness”. She can create poems by herself and even has her own book of poetry — The Sunlight that Lost the Glass Window. 
2. How did XiaoIce develop a writing style of her own?
She developed her own writing style from studying the works of over 500 influential modern poets, including those of Hu Shi, Li Jinfa, Lin Huiyin, Xu Zhimo, and Wen Yiduo. 
3. What does the author think of the current situation of AI? 
While it seems like AI is becoming more “intelligent” and less “artificial” all the time, when it comes to creativity, perhaps this is one job that software should leave to us humans. 
 
IV. Intensive Reading
Sentence Understanding
“…when it comes to creativity, perhaps this is one job that software should leave to us humans.” (Para 10) What does the sentence mean? 
It means that AI’s creativity is not presently as good as humans’, so the development of AI still has a long way to go. 
when it comes to sth/doing sth 当谈到……时,当涉及到……时 
leave sth. to sb.  把某物留给某人 
因此句中表示, “把创造这一工作留给人类去做吧。”
 
V. Vocabulary Bank
Find out the word in which sentence has the same meaning with the word in stem.
1. Launched in 2014 for the Chinese market, “she” has a creative edge over her competitors. (B)
A. NASA plans to launch(发射) a communications satellite in 2018.
B. The new model of cell phone will be launched(上市发行)in July.
C. The enemy launched(发起攻击)an attack suddenly last night.
D. The city government has launched(发起一场活动、运动)a movement to ban smoking in public places. 
2. She could read you a poem from her new weekly column in West China City Daily. 
(C)
A. The temple is supported by marble columns(圆形石柱).
B. A long column(长列,纵队)of troops and tanks were marching along the street.
C. I always read her column(专栏,栏目)in the local paper.
D. Put a mark in the appropriate column(栏,框). 
3. It seems not everyone is a fan. 
(A)
A. If you are a comedy fan(狂热爱好者,粉丝), you’ll love this movie.
B. He cools himself in front of an electric fan(风扇).
C. Kneeling in front of the fireplace, Maria was fanning(扇风)the fire.
D. She is always holding a fan(扇子)in her hand to cover her face. 
 
Ⅵ. Grammar Focus
1. ...Microsoft scientists “fed” her the works of over 500 influential modern poets, including those of Hu Shi, Lin Jinfa....
those此处为代词,代替上文的works。
those用作替代词主要作于替代复数名词,表特指。
that用作替代词主要用于替代“the+单数名词,或不可数名词”,表特指。如:
The teachings of Mencious are similar to those of Confucious.  
孟子的学说与孔子的学说相似。(代替上文复数名词 teachings)
A dog’s intelligence is much greater than a cat‘s. 
狗的智慧比猫的高得多。(代替上文不可数名词intelligence)
2. The more you chew on it, the more interesting it becomes. 
“the+比较级,the+比较级”,表示“越……,越……”,是一个复合句,前面是状语从句,后面是主句。该句式有如下特点:
1. 时态常用一般现在时或一般过去时。
    The higher the ground is, the thinner the air becomes.
    The harder he worked, the more he got.
2.  若主句将来,则从句用现在时表示将来。
    The faster you run, the better it will be.
3. 前后都可用省略式,特别是谚语,只要意义明确,越简单越好。
    The sooner, the better.
4. 比较的部分,通常是表语、状语、宾语。
    The busier he is, the happier he feels.
    The more you practice, the better your English gets.
 
Ⅶ. Exercises
1. I'm moving to the country because the air there is much fresher than _____ in the city.
A. ones
B. one
C. that
D. those
2. This painting is interesting, but ____ I saw yesterday was a lot nicer than this. 
A. that
B. one
C. those
D. ones
 
Translate the sentence into English. 
1. 我了解中国的历史越多,我就越喜欢住在中国。
The more I learn about Chinese history, the more I enjoy living in China.
2. 你英语说的越流利,就越有机会和外国人交流。
The more fluently you speak English, the more chances you will get to speak with foreigners.
 
Ⅷ. Debate 
Is AI beneficial to the development of humans, Yes or No?
 
 
Ⅸ. Assignment 
Write a composition about the debate “Is AI beneficial to the development of humans?” and express your own view.
 

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