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高三教案 第676期
发布时间:2019-03-05

2018-2019学年度第27期总第676

 

Future unfolds (P1)

山东省烟台第二中学  李欣桐

I. Lead-in

You probably know these devices? Which is your favorite? Why? 

Smart phone

Video game player

Tablet computer

More advanced tablet: Folded into a tiny item; Extended to a tablet

The promise of a foldable future has finally become reality.

Samsung announced its newest model, the Galaxy Fold.

 

II. Skimming 

What does the title “future unfold” suggest?

_____ companies like Samsung and Huawei have ____ foldable phones, opening up a brand-new foldable world of beauty.

Divide the article into parts and decide what are the main ideas of each part.

(Hint)

•The status quo (present situation)

•The barriers (difficulties and concerns)

•The function (usage)

 

III. Scanning 

•The status quo (present situation)

(Para. 1-3) A race has been kicked off, with companies rushing to roll out their own flexible phones originating from science fiction.

•The barriers (difficulties and concerns)

(Para. 4) It took years to turn the idea into reality because of the high defective rate of the foldable phone and high price.

(Para. 7) The future of foldable future might not be so bright.

•The function (usage)

(Para. 5-6) This technology used in various fields will be the foundation of the cellphone of tomorrow.

 

(Para. 1-3) The status quo

1. What kind of devices have people longed for?

Lightweight, durable and flexible touch screen devices.

2. Which companies have delivered foldable phones or have models ready to release?

Samsung, Huawei and Royole.

•After 11 years of promising this foldable future, South Korean electronics company Samsung has finally delivered. With other companies ______ (rush) to roll out their own flexible phones, it seems that they’ve kicked off a new arms race in the cellphone industry.

在承诺折叠的未来十一年后,韩国电子公司三星最终交付产品。伴随着其他公司自己的折叠手机相继上市,看起来一场装备大战在智能手机领域已经展开。

•Back in November, Samsung announced its newest model, the Galaxy Fold. Since then, Xiaomi, Huawei and other Chinese companies _____ _____  (announce) similar plans for foldable phones. It looks like Samsung won’t take the lead all by itself, however. The same month, Royole, a lesser-known electronics brand from China, announced that it had a model – the Flexpai – ready to release. And at the 2019 Mobile World Congress, _____  concluded on Feb 28 in Spain, Huawei took the covers ____ its foldable Huawei Mate X for 2019.

 

The barriers

(Para. 4)

1. Why has it taken so many years to turn the idea into reality?

The necessary displays were difficult and expensive to produce. Nine out of every 10 OLED screens produced were defective.

(Para. 7)

2. Why may not the foldable future be as bright as we would like?

The use of flexible screen is to bring unescapable advertisements on every surface that followed the characters wherever they went.

(Para. 5-6) The function

What is the technology used for?

•We could make TVs that stick to walls like posters, or fold up easily to hide away in drawers. Instead of carrying heavy backpacks, all of our textbooks – and the whole library – could fit into our pockets. It’s also nice to think that we might not have to worry about dropping our devices.

•The foldable screen is “the foundation for the smartphone of tomorrow”. It’s a blank canvas for us to do something beautiful together.

 

IV. Deep thinking 

What is your opinion of the new foldable devices?

I think…

The benefit of having the device is to bring convenience to people’s daily life.

make TVs that stick to walls like posters, or fold up easily to hide away in drawers; could fit into our pockets

The drawback of the foldable devices…

Inescapable advertisements

 

V. Language focus

Find the conjunctions in the sentences.

While some seem impossible to make, the tri-folding tablets in the US sci-fi TV series Westworld look like something we could go buy sooner or later.

(让步状语)尽管有些看起来是很难做的,但是在美国科幻剧西部世界里出现的三折平板看起来像我们马上就能买的(定语)东西。

The 2012 film Looper likewise shows cellphones that could be folded up into half their size.

2012年的电影环形使者一样有可以被折成一半的手机。(定语)

The use of the flexible screen in the movie was to bring unescapable advertisements on every surface that followed the characters wherever they went.

可调节屏幕的使用带来了逃脱不了的广告,不管人们去哪儿这些广告都出现在手机屏幕上。(定语;让步状语)

We could make TVs that stick to walls like posters, or fold up easily to hide away in drawers.

我们可以让电视能够像海报一样粘在墙上或者能很轻松地就藏在抽屉里。(定语)

 

V. Language focus

Translate into Chinese:

long for               渴望

flexible touch screen devices                     轻便触屏设备

thanks to                     多亏

science fiction             科幻

fold … up            ……折成

rush to do sth              冲去做某事

roll out                       推出

kick off                      开始

announce its newest model          发布最新的样机

foldable phone                    可折叠手机

take the lead                领头

release                        释放;发行

conclude                     总结;结束

take the cover off                揭开面纱

turn sth into reality                     ……变为现实

stick to                                            坚持

drawer                                             抽屉

 

 

Chinese Sci-fi Sets a New Path (P4)

江苏省南菁高级中学  范克强

I. Brain-storming  

The Wandering Earth is a huge success and its box office has hit over 4.4 billion yuan. Did you see this space-themed film during Spring Festival vacation? If you did, what was your first impression? If you haven’t do you want to see it?

Brief Introduction on The Wandering Earth

The sun was dying out, and people all around the world built giant planet thrusters to move Earth out of its orbit and to sail it to a new star system.

The 2500 years’ journey was filled with danger. In order to save humanity, a group of young people in this age of a wandering Earth came out boldly and fought hard for everyone’s survival.

 

II. Reading 

Fast- reading

Main idea

The article is about the reasons for the success of Chinese sci-fi film The Wandering Earth and the strong attachment and deep love Chinese people have for their homeland. This special cultural and spiritual core is fully expressed in the Chinese people’s hearts and minds.

Detailed-reading

1. In films where Earth is confronted with a disaster, what do we mostly see?

The solution is always to flee from Earth in spaceships and go to other planets.

2. What is the different and more ambitious idea offered by The Wandering Earth?

When Earth is in danger of being destroyed, humans around the world work together to build a giant engine system to push Earth away from the dying sun. Instead of abandoning Earth, they take it with them on their wanderings. 

3. What inspired this ambitious and creative idea of humans wanderings with the Earth?

This “ambition” has been present in thousands of years’ of traditional Chinese culture, as is shown in many ancient cultural idioms and verses. In the hearts and minds of Chinese people, homeland means everything.  The Earth is their home and they have a close bond with it.

4. How does this Chinese sci-fi film differ from Hollywood-style space films?

Chinese sci-fi uses its special and unique cultural background to express our cultural and spiritual core, which is a strong attachment and deep love for homeland. That sets The Wandering Earth apart from other US space-themed films.

5. Why is the first day of Spring Festival the best time to release The Wandering Earth?

Spring Festival, Chinese Lunar New Year, is traditionally the time each year when Chinese people have a family reunion. They chat and spend pleasurable time with their beloved family members.

People make the hard journey back home from places at home and abroad to enjoy the festival.

 

Deep-thinking

How can we get a better understanding of Chinese sci-fi sets a new path?

The article tells us that Chinese sci-fi The Wandering Earth, is a big hit and that it has touched and stirred the hearts and minds of Chinese people. The article also sheds a light on the  special use of Chinese traditional cultural in the film. It shows that the film sets a good example for other national films to follow.

 

III. Understanding-sentences

Analyze the following sentence. Pay attention to the words in bold.

·In many – even most – space-themed films, whenever Earth faces a disaster, the solution is always fleeing the planet in spaceships..

-themed: 构成合成形容词后缀,……为主题的 a movie-themed amusement park 一个电影主题的游乐园

wheneverno matter when, 引导让步状语从句,无论何时

·This special cultural background is probably what sets The Wandering Earth apart from Hollywood-style space films.

what: 引导表语从句

set ... apart from ... : make ... different from ... ; to separate ... from ...  使…………不同;把……分开

It was thought that only humans did this and that this set us apart from the rest of the animal kingdom.

 

IV. Language points

Useful Expressions

based on                              基于……,以……为基础

in response                           作为回应

abandon                              抛弃,离弃

imitate                        模仿

release                                 发行,发布

vehicle                                工具,手段

 


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