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高二教案 第714期
发布时间:2018-05-21

2017-2018学年度第40期总第714期
Cultural Superheroes (P4)
烟台第二中学   李欣桐
I. Lead-in  
Have you seen these movies yet?
Avengers: Infinity  War (复仇者联盟3:无限战争)
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion.
(巴霍巴利王2:终结)
Released on May 4 in China, The Conclusion is a prequel to the 2015 film Baahubali: The Beginning.
It is set in medieval India and follows the rivalry between Baahubali, the prince of the Mahishmati kingdom, and his cousin, Prince Bhallaladeva.
At the end of the film, Bhallaladeva manages to have Baahubali killed.
And years later, when Baahubali’s son finds out the truth, he decides to avenge his father’s death, which is the story in The Beginning.

II. Understanding-fast reading
Read the passage quickly, fill in the blank and conclude the main idea of each part.
Being one of the oldest _______ in the world, Indian culture has a rich mythology to _____ from for the characters in its movie industry. The world is already paying attention to India _________, like Baahubali - a figure based on ancient Indian religion - and Chakra - a boy who designs a suit to fight bad guys.

III. Understanding-detailed reading
Para 1-3   • Introduction to some new movies
Para 4-6   • Discussions in the Indian movie industry
Para 7-10  • How India superheroes are getting attention

Para 1-3
When everyone seems to be fixing their eyes on the new Avengers film, which was released on May 11 in Chinese mainland cinemas, few might have noticed that there’s another superhero movie currently in the cinema – Baahubali 2: The Conclusion.
The function/purpose of the sentence?
Para 4-6
Work out the following language -points with your peers.
·... based on Indian characters.
·Being one of the oldest civilizations in the world ...
•Renowned Chinese scholars including... believed it was where the idea for China's Monkey King first came from.
有名的中国学者,包括胡适和陈寅恪相信这就是中国猴王的最先出现的地方。
•The US doesn’t have a rich mythology as we have, so they have the superheroes to make up for it ...when talking about the difference ...
非谓语动词
Para 7-10
Judge the following statements T or F.
•Stan Lee’s first Indian film tells the story of Raju Rai, an Indian boy living in Mumbai who successfully designs a suit that gives him the power to fight bad guys.
•Chakra refers to points which are believed to be able to produce superhuman abilities on the human body.

IV. Language points
•聚精会神         fix one’s eye/attention on
•发布 v. release
•可能注意到 might have noticed
•目前地;当前地 currently
•以……为背景be set in
•成功做某事manage to do sth
•找出真相find out the truth
•基于base ... on/ be based on
•文明 n. civiliz(s)ation
•从……中得到;从……提取 draw from
•人物 n. figure
•有名的中国学者renowned Chinese scholars
•编造 make up
•快报 n. express
•讲述……的故事tell the story of sth
•指的是refer to
•被认为是……be believed to be

V. Link to gaokao
Fill in the following blanks with conjunctions (that, where, why ...) or the right forms of the given words.
•Jane moved aimlessly down the tree-lined street, not knowing ____ she was heading.(2017·北京)
•The exhibition tells us ____ we should do something to stop air pollution.(2017·四川)
•The secretary________(prepare) a long speech for the president worked late into the night.

VI. Discussion
Can you think of any superheroes based on characters from ancient literature?
If so, what do you think of them?
Share your reasons.

 

AI takes big step forward (P6)
烟台第二中学   李欣桐
I. Lead-in  
Have you ever come across this circumstance?
You get a call telling you that you can get a free loan or that you are invited for a customer survey. It was dialed and conducted by a computer.

II. Understanding-fast reading
What is Google Duplex capable of?
It can _____ a natural conversation with a human over the phone and complete simple real-world tasks, like making an ________with a hair salon or calling a restaurant to make a ________.
It can  _____ the owner’s voice, but the listener would be told that’s not a real person.

III. Understanding-detailed reading
Read the passage thoroughly, then finish the following tasks.
·(T or F) It’s usually easy for people to tell that a computer is calling them.    T
·What is the AI voice assistant’s specialty?
Duplex can make phone calls and have full conversations.
__ CNET noted, not only ____ Google changed the typical computerized voice, but the company has taken “extra steps to _____ the system to sound more like a human”.
It comes with ________ and uses typical human phrasing.
·Can we trust our own ears for now? Why?
No, we may not be able to trust our own ears. People have a hard enough time knowing ______ news is real or ____, or ____ photos are to be trusted.
Google also mentioned that soon, Duplex will be able to imitate the owner’s voice.
·What is people’s reaction to this situation?
Concerned and shocked.
_____ this is a great step forward in AI, it also _____ many _____(引发担忧). For example, students could use Duplex to call their school to _____ they’re sick by using their mother’s or father’s voice.
_____  people are shocked by the fact ____ a machine can imitate a human so well, Google has promised to tell the listener that it’s not a real person.
·According to the passage, what is Alexander Rudnicky’s attitude towards technology like this?
Positive. Alexander Rudnicky, a researcher of human-computer speech interaction says technology like this is something people are only going to become more aware __. “We just assimilate these ________ into our culture.”

IV. Understanding-sentences
Analyze the following sentences and pay attention to the words in bold/red.
1. Its voice makes it obvious before it has the chance to finish telling you that you can get a free loan or that you are invited for a customer survey.
•its voice makes it obvious = it is obvious that
•that 宾语从句
•get a free loan  免费贷款
2. As a result, “the receptionists on the other end of the call have no idea they are conversing back and forth with AI,” commented CNET.
•have no idea (that) 宾语从句
•back and forth  来回
•comment 评论
3. Google has promised that in the future the voice will tell the listener that it’s not a real person.
•that 宾语从句
•谷歌承诺,将来机器会告诉接听者它不是真人。

V. Link to gaokao
Choose the best answer
•In some places, women are expected to earn money____ men work at home and raise their children. (2008,四川)
   A. but   B. while   C. because   D. though
•_____ the internet is of great help, I don’t think it’s a good idea to spend too much time on it.(2008,湖南)
    A. If      B. While      C. Because     D. As
•-- Shall we have our picnic tomorrow?
-- ____it doesn’t rain.(2009,山东)
    A. Until     B. While      C. Once      D. If

VI. Discussion
Some people believe that as AI has taken big steps forward, humans may gradually be replaced.
Do you agree? Why?
 


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