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初一教案 第723期



Move in a slower way (P4--5)

Warm up

Can you name the different kinds of Chinese intangible cultural heritage (非物质文化遗产)that are on UNESCOs list?



Where are they?

What are they doing?

Who is the older man in the picture?


Fast reading

Predict (预测):

Read the title and guess what this passage will be about.


Careful reading

What is tai chi?

It is an ancient martial art and a common kind of exercise in China.

What are its movements like?

They are slow and graceful.


What list was tai chi added to?

UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List.


What will being on the list do for tai chi

It will make tai chi more popular around the world.


Read and fill in the table.

The meanings of tai chi

It is good for people’s health.

It carries traditional Chinese philosophy.  

It has become an icon of Chinese culture.


Read and write T (true) or F (false).

T  She was interested in tai chi’s slow moves and peaceful music.

F  Tai chi is only good for old people.

T  Tai chi can help you lose weight.


The benefits people can get from doing tai chi.


Read and answer:

What can tai chi give people?

Greater inner peace. 

How does tai chi help China reach out to other cultures? 

It is a bridge that connect people from different cultural backgrounds. 


Read and fill in the blanks.

 Tai chi was _______ after a man watched a fight between a snake and a bird.

 Slow movements help us ______ our hands and feet, as well as _____ deep and long _____. 

created; focus on; take; breaths


Post reading


What is the philosophy of tai chi?


Read the passage and choose the best answer.

Choose the answer:

1. What do we know about tai chi?

A. Only healthy people can do tai chi.

B. It is a modern form of exercise.

C. It is an important part of Chinese culture.

D. It is a common exercise among young people.



2. What might Chen Bin agree with?

A. Everyone in his hometown is good at tai chi.

B. Tai chi will become more popular.

C. Chen-style tai chi is popular around the world.

D. There will be more healthy people in the future.



3. Why is tai chi good for us?

A. It can teach us to walk gracefully.

B. It can help us relax our eyes.

C. It can help us put on weight.

D. It can make our hearts healthy.



4. What is one of the philosophies of tai chi?

A. Hardness can beat softness.

B. Humans and animals can live in a room.

C. We should live in harmony.

D. Speak with your fists.



Words in use


Complete the sentences with the phrases in the box.

focus on, popular, in harmony

1. With better education, people will be able to build a better society _________with nature.

2. Chocolate sauce is a _____ topping for ice cream.

3. He prefers to ________the positive.

in harmony; popular; focus on



Nature is clever (P6)

Warm up

What is the connection between nature and human innovation (发明)?



What is biomimicry (仿生学 )?

Can you think of any common examples of biomimicry?


Fast reading

Read and predict:

What will the passage be about?


Careful reading

Read and answer:

What might be the world’s best designer and engineer?


What is biomimicry?

Humans borrowing nature’s designs to solve problems.


Read and answer:

What was wrong with the previous (之前的) bullet trains?

They used to make a lot of noise.


How did an engineer fix this problem using biomimicry?

He borrowed the design of a kingfisher’s beak. 


Read and write T (true) or F (false) .

T  1. NASA scientists got an idea from geckos’ toe pads.

T  2. The small hairs on the geckos’ toe pads help them walk on walls.


What can pores in sport clothes do?

A. Help us breathe.

B. Clean your sweat.

C. Hold your sweat.

D. Take dry air in.


Post reading

Summarize the structure of the passage.

1. Which of the following describes biomimicry?

A. Borrowing ideas from other cultures.

B. People learn from scientists who study nature.

C. Humans look to nature to find solutions to problems.

D. The world’s best designers and engineers work together.



2. What does the front of a Japanese bullet train look like?

A. The splash when a kingfisher goes into the water.

B. The movement of the kingfisher.

C. The kingfisher’s large head.

D. The kingfisher’s narrow beak.



3. By learning from geckos, what problem did NASA’s scientists solve?

A. What material to use to make hairy robot feet.

B. How to make a robot that can walk in outer space.

C. What to use to repair a robot.

D. How to fix a robot on a spacecraft.



We should respect and learn from nature.


Words in use


1. 如果只进行这一项训练,就有问题了。

But if that's all you do, you'll_____________.

2. 或许他应该坚持写作。

Perhaps he should ________writing.

3. 我肯定她会从错误中吸取教训。

I'm sure she'll _________her mistakes. 


1. run into a problem

2. stick to

3. learn from











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