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高三教案 第477期
发布时间:2012-12-28

 

Want to study abroad? (P3)
I. Pre-reading
The Advanced Placement (AP,美国大学预科课程 ) is a program in the United States created by the College Board offering college-level curriculum (课程) and examinations to high school students. American colleges often grant placement and course credit (学分) to students who obtain high scores on the examinations. The AP curriculum for the various subjects is created for the College Board by a panel of experts and college-level educators in each subject.
 
II. Fast reading
Read the article fast and find out the main idea of the article.
1. What is the main point of the article?
A. To give some advice on how to pass AP exams.
B. To promote the AP program at some public schools.
C. To introduce the popularity of the AP program in China.
D. To tell why many Chinese students prefer studying in America.
 
III. Specific reading
Read the text again and complete the quiz below:
2. According to the article, Germantown Academy ____.
A. offers one-on-one guidance counseling for students three times a year for free
B. provides long-distance AP classes to students who apply for lessons via Skype or email
C. assigns some teachers to work at the High School Attached to Capital Normal University
D. helps the High School Attached to Capital Normal University improve its AP curriculum
3. The underlined word “surged” in Paragraph 8 is closest in meaning to _____.
A. increased sharply      B. remained steady C. reduced quickly D. developed slowly
4. According to Liang Yuxue, ____.
A. all students at her school are required to take nine AP courses
B. a US education is incomparable to other countries despite the economic recession            
C. besides completing a core curriculum to graduate, students at her school can also select AP courses to study
D. parents send their children to study abroad in the hope of improving their ability to think, create and innovate
Key:
1. C。本文由首师大附中设立的AP课程谈到了AP课程项目一些中学里很受欢迎的情况,所以答案为C。
2. D。由第四段可知Germantown Academy为首师大附中学生提供的咨询建议是收费的,只是费用由学校出,所以A的for free不对;文中提到的是提供“long-distance help”而不是“long-distance AP classes”,所以B不对;C文中没有提及。由第四段最后一句话可知D正确。
3. A。由上文“Chinese students still view American education as superior”以及下文的“from 8,659 to 74,516”可以推知,由于中国学生认为美国教育有优势,所以到美国留学的学生在过去的10年里从8659增加到了74516,所以surged在这里表示“飙升,猛增”的意思,故选A。
4. C。由最后一段可以推知C正确。
 
IV. Post reading
Fill in the blanks with proper prepositions.
1.In the Beijing school’s main lobby stands a big bulletin board _____ the names of more than 50 top universities in the United States.
2.The school pays a private school in Pennsylvania to provide one-on-one guidance counseling to Chinese students _____ person three times a year, or long-distance help _____ Skype and e-mail.
3.Germantown’s administrators also advise the school _____ its AP curriculum.
4.______ the economic recession, Chinese students still view American education as superior.
 
Key: 1. with        2. in, via             3. on            4. Despite
 
Fairy tales with a twist (P4)
I. Pre-reading
I believe most of you read Grimm tales in your childhood. And these stories never seem to grow old. Can you name some of the tales you like most? Why do those tales have a lasting appeal?
 
II. Reading
Read the article and choose the best answer.
1. The underlined word “enchanted” in the first paragraph is closest in meaning to ____.
A. inspired         B. fascinated     C. scared           D. puzzled
2. Why did the Grimms want to collect tales and publish them?
A. To help to unite Germany as a nation.
B. To please children around the world.
C. To make people aware of German culture. 
D. To realize their dreams of being writers.
3. Which of the following statements is TRUE according to the article?
A. Some scenes in the Grimms’ work are cruel and bloody.
B. Love and friendship are the main themes in the Grimms’ work.
C. The Grimms’ work is in fact more suitable for adults to read.
D. The Grimms made the stories nastier than those original German fairy tales.
4. What does Philip Pullman think of the Grimms’ work?
A. He thinks highly of the Grimms’ storytelling skills.
B. He thinks some of the Grimm tales are out of date.
C. He prefers the original stories to the Grimms’ version.
D. He believes some stories could have been better if more words had been added.
 
III. Writing
Write an article to introduce one of your favorite Grimm tales and why you like it.
 
Heal the wounds (P6)
I. Pre-reading
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

Read the news and answer the question below.
What is Obama’s response to the tragedy?
Key: He thinks the tragedies like this must end. And to end them, they must change.
 
II. Reading
Read the article and choose the best answer:
1. What is the main purpose of Paragraph 1?
A. To show the importance of gun control.
B. To seek suggestions of how school safety can be improved.
C. To awaken people’s sympathy for those victims.
D. To give exact information about what had happened.
2. Why did Obama say their hearts “are broken for the parents of the survivors as well”?
A. Their children were mentally hurt by what had happened.
B. Some of their children were badly injured.
C. The tragedy makes them scared about their kids’ safety.
D. It will be difficult for them to ease the pain of losing friends.
3. Obama delivered this speech in order to ____.
A. criticize violent crimes taking place in schools
B. encourage people to cherish their families and friends
C. state the government’s dedication to ensuring safety in schools
D. call on people to unite and help those who are suffering from the tragedy
4. Which best describes Obama’s tone in the speech?
A. Anxious.                 B. Sorrowful.      
C. Sharp.                     D. Critical.
 
Key:
1. C。第一段提到受害者有的是本来有漫漫人生路可以期待和体验的可爱的小孩,有的是为了孩子奉献自己生命的老师,让人不由为这些受难者感到惋惜。
2. A。第二段里提到,也要为那些幸存的孩子的父母感到心碎,因为知道他们孩子过早地被剥夺了纯真,然而没有任何言语能够缓解他们的痛苦。
3. D。从第三段的“we’re going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this from happening”、第四段的“In the hard days to come, that community needs us to be at our best as Americans”以及第五段可以得此答案。
4. B。这段演讲中奥巴马的言辞中都透露着他对这场悲剧感到悲伤,为受害者及其亲属感到难过,所以答案为B。
 
III. Post-reading
Debate
Do you think whether the US government should impose stricter gun control laws in order to reduce violent crime? Why or why not?

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