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高一战疫合刊 Decoding respirator cultures (P30-31)教案
发布时间:2020-04-27

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2019-2020学年度第26-32期总第780-786期
Decoding respirator cultures (P30-31)
江苏省泰兴中学  叶乐红

Lead-in
What is the first thing you do when you have to go out these days?
How much do you know about the cultural differences behind face masks?

Read to predict
From the title "Decoding respirator cultures", what do you think might be discussed in the article?
· Cultural differences
· Reasons to wear masks
· Mask types
· ...

How is the article organized?
 


Read to understand
1. What are the different attitudes toward masks?
Most people from the East believe that wearing a mask is essential to control the spread of the novel coronavirus pneumonia (NCP).

 


But people in the West generally would argue that, unless one is already ill, wearing a mask is simply unnecessary.


2. Why do Eastern people wear masks, according to the article?
 To protect themselves from illness
 To enjoy the comfort of being protected
 To express their personal style
 To express  group-oriented values

3. How can wearing a mask serve as an outward expression of group-oriented values?
With one's face partially covered, one becomes part of a giant collective.
By disguising an individual’s face, it gives greater salience to collective identity.

4. What is the general Western opinion on mask-wearing?
 Individual values are the most important.
 A face mask is reserved only for those showing symptoms of illness.

5. What affects people’s mask-wearing choices?
· Social culture
· Peer pressure

6. What attitude should we hold towards different respirator cultures?
 Respect other people’s opinions, no matter how different they are.

Critical thinking
1. What's your own opinion on the effectiveness of masks?
2. In your view, when is it appropriate to wear them?

Vocabulary focus
Find proper words or phrases from the article to match the expressions below:
1. Mask:                                                                                         _________
2. A disease that spreads across a large region, for instance multiple continents, or worldwide:                                                        _________
3. Extremely important or absolutely necessary to a particular subject, situation, or activity:                                                                   _______
4. Be rooted in:                                                                            _________
5. To hide sth or change it, so that it cannot be recognized:________
6. Clean and free of bacteria; therefore unlikely to spread disease: _________
7. Something wrong with your body or mind that is a sign of the illness:
_________
8.  Pressure from other people who are the same age or who have the same social status:                                                                      _________

(Key: 1. respirator  2. pandemic  3. essential  4. be engrained in 5. disguise  6. hygienic 7. symptom 8. peer pressure)

Assignment
Write a short passage to summarize the article in 60 words.

 

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