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初三教案 第663期


Linda Hu


China's greatest translator showed us the beauty of words (4)



I. Warm up

·When you see the picture, what poem do you think of?

·Can you recite the poem?

·Can you translate it into English?


A Tranquil Night(《静夜思》李白)

A bed, I see a silver light,(床前明月光)

I wonder if It's frost around.(疑是地上霜)

Looking up, I find the moon bright,(举头望明月)

Bowing, in homesickness I'm drowned.(低头思故乡)


II. Pre-reading

·Read the title and predict. What is the article about?

·What do you know about Xu Yuanchong?


III. While reading

1. What foreign languages did Xu Yuanchong know?



2. What was Xu Yuanchong’s rule for translating?



3. Why is Xu seen as a great translator of Chinese literature?



4. When did Xu win the world’s highest translation prize?



5. What do the last two paragraphs tell us about Xu ?



6. Please translate the following quote.

“And the best of all ways to lengthen our days is to steal some hours from the night.”




IV. Post reading

·What kind of person was Professor Xu?

·What can we learn from him?


V. Further thinking

·How can we make the best use of our time?

·Please think of some effective ways and share them with your classmates.


VI. Words in use

Fill in the blanks with the correct forms of the verbs.

1. You ________ (enjoy) a grander sight, if you climb to a greater height.

2. You ask me when I can return; But I don’t know. It ________ (rain) in western hills and autumn pools overflow.

3. I slept in spring, unconscious of the dawn, when songs of birds ________ (hear) on every lawn.


VII. Language points

       Every day, he would translate about 1,000 words, working until 3 to 4 am, then sleep for about three hours and get up at 6 am to continue working.


working 在这里是现在分词作状语,表示解释说明。



III. 1. English and French.

2. A translated work should be just as beautiful as the original.

3. Because his translations help foreigners better understand Chinese literature.

4. In 2014.

5. He was a hard worker.


VI. 1. will enjoy 2. rains were heard



High-tech training (P6)



I. Warm up

·When and where was the Olympic Games held?

·How many medals did the Chinese team get?

·Can you name any Chinese athletes?

·How did the Chinese athletes train?


II. Pre-reading

·Make predictions according to the title and the pictures. What is the article about?


III. While reading

1. Paragraph 2 is written to show _____.

A. how AI helps divers train

B. how Quan trains every day

C. Quan’s personal story

D. a new program by Baidu


2. From the experiments done in the academy, rowers learned how to _____.

A. control air drag

B. generate wind

C. move faster

D. cross tunnels


3. How does technology influence the sports field?

A. Sports training will become harder.

B. Athletes won’t make mistakes.

C. Coaches are no longer needed.

D. Athletes can become more competitive.


IV. Post reading

Group work: Work in a group of four and design a high-tech product that can help athletes train.

e.g. We designed a special swimsuit. It analyzes a swimmer’s swimming posture and speed. Data from the suit can be used to help swimmers change how they swim.


V. Words in use

Complete the sentences using the given words and phrases.

in total, set out, normal, coach, analyze

1. When ________ on a long walk, always wear suitable boots.

2. The journey ________ takes about two hours.

3. ________, over 100 people attended the conference.

4. Lastly, the program is used to ________ the test results.

5. Her father ________ her for the Olympics.





V. 1. setting out 2. normally 3. In total 4. analyze 5. coached

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