Words & Expressions
suitable tiny cage disgusted educate care for urge expression
合适的；适宜的 极小的；微小的 笼子；囚笼 厌恶的；厌烦的 教育；教导；培训 关怀；照顾 强烈要求；竭力主张 表达；表示；措辞
African elephants enormous
Manatees gentle shy
Cheetahs spotted fast
Polar bears aggressive furry
* Answer the following questions: 1.Who is Amy Winterbourne? 2.Did she win an award? What’s it? 3.What does she do in her spare time?
Fill in the chart. House parts Things made from old glass bottles
The fence The roof
used soda cans
The reasons why the writer is against the zoos: Zoos are terrible places for animals to live． The animals are kept in tiny cages and can hardly move at all． And they are only given food once a day．
Read the article and choose (T) or (F). Every day, we throw much rubbish. Where does the rubbish go? We bury most of it in a land fill(垃圾填埋场), but the landfills in many cities in the U.S. are almost filled. Many of the old landfills have poisons that can make water and soil (土壤) around them dangerous to your health. What can we do to help? Follow the three R’s: REUSE, REFUSE, and RECYCLE.
REUSE You don’t need new bags every time you go to the store. Reuse the old ones---and you had better use cloth bags, not plastic ones. REFUSE Stop buying anything that is over –packaged. Also look for products that come in boxes made of recycled cardboard(硬纸板). RECYCLE People can use cans, newspapers and plastic bottles again. So don’t throw them away. Send them to the recycling center.
( F ) If we go shopping we needn’t take any bags because there are enough plastic bags.
( T) “Ruse” means”use old bags again”.
( F ) “Refuse” means “don’t buy products that comes in boxes made of new cardboard”. ( F ) “Recycle” means “collect cans, newspapers and plastic bottles and use them again”.
Fill in the chart.
Zoos are terrible Zoos are important places places Animals are kept in Zoos are living tiny cages textbook. Animals can hardly Zoos provide homes for move at all endangered animals.
Animals are only given food once a day.
Educate people about caring for them.
Zoos are bad for animals
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Zoos are good for animals
Possible used sentences: I think… I agree with you. I disagree with you.
I believe that…
I feel that…
Disadvantages for Advantages for students’ mobile phone students’ mobile phone
keep in touch with parents, friends conveniently and quickly. get help in time when get in trouble
… spend too much money parents’ burden becomes heavy. …
Fill in the blanks according to the main ideas. My favorite animals are pandas. I like them very much because they are gentle and shy. They are also 1 ________ friendly to people. And they look funny, too. Their eyes are the most interest
ing part. The black circles around their 2 _____ eyes make them look like they are wearing glasses or have just been in a fight. Their favorite food is bamboo 3 ______. leaves They don’t like to move around very much. But now pandas are endangered.
For one thing, people have destroyed many of their habits. For another, they don’t have 4 _______ enough food to eat. We must think of ways to 5 _______ protect them. I think we should build more panda zoos and plant more bamboo for them. I hope everyone can do something for animals, so that we can keep our world rich and colorful and full of interesting animals.
Do you agree with “Disgusted” or
“Animal Friend”? Write a letter to the
editor and give your opinion.
Dear Editor, After reading the two letters, I realize that I must say something about animals and zoos．I don’t agree with disgusted．In fact, many animals only eat once a day or once every few days, so feeding them just once a day is not a problem at all．I think zoos are very important to animals．They can stop many endangered animals from being killed or hunted．They can provide man with places for research work. Also we can visit the animals in the zoos to learn some knowledge to protect the animals better． Sincerely, ×××
4 I disagree with you. I feel that zoos provide clean and safe places for endangered animals to live.
I think that animals should not live in zoos.
1.I’m writing to say that I am against building a new zoo in our town. against 介词, 反对, 违反, 与……相反(=opposite) 如: Are most people against the proposal? 大多数人反对这项提议吗?
against 介词还有触,碰,倚,靠的意思。 如: Put the piano there, with its back, against the wall. 把钢琴放在那里,背靠着墙. Be against doing sth. 反对做某事, 反义词组是 be for doing sth, 赞成某事
如: All the people around the world
are against cloning human beings. 全世界的人民反对克隆人类。 All of us are for peace and against war. 我们都赞成和平,反对战争。
2. I’ve visited a lot of zoos in my life, and I have never seen one I liked or one that was suitable for animals to live in. (1) be suitable for sb to do sth. 表示 “适合某人做某事”,这里suitable 是suit的形容词形式, 表示 “合适 的”。
如: This kind of bamboo is not suitable for pandas to eat. 这种竹子不适合给熊猫吃。 This dress suits you very much, but unfortunately it doesn’t fit you. 这套女装款式非常适合你,只可惜大 小不合适。
(2)to live in 在此处作animals的后置定 语。英语中动词不定式短语做名词 定语,放在后面。如: There is nothing for us to worry about. 我们没有什么可以担心的。
3. The animals are kept in tiny cages. 动物被关在极小的笼子里。 tiny=little 很小的 ,带有感情色彩. 区别, the tiny country 国家小 (含 可爱的意思) a small country 小国家(与large
a little boy 爱怜之意, (不含身材矮小) tiny 和little 常做定语,一般不做表语, small 既可以做定语,也可以做表语。 little 还可表示 “一点点的”, 修饰不 可数名词。如： There is a little milk in the bottle. 瓶里有一点点的牛奶。
4. I was surprised to find hardly anyone there. 我非常惊讶地发现在那几乎没有人。 surprised 在这里是过去分词做形容 词。 常用词组:be surprised at sth. 对某事感到惊讶
be surprised to do sth. 很惊讶地做某事 in surprise 惊奇地 To one’s surprise 使某人惊奇地 如: I was surprised at the news to hear the news. 听到这个消息我很吃惊。 surprise =amaze 使……惊讶
surprising 惊讶的 (侧重指事物本身 具有的特点) 如: His words surprised me. 他的话使我大吃一惊。 It is surprising news. 它是一个令人惊讶的消息。
5.They provide homes for many endangered animals, and help to educate the public about caring for them. (动物园)他们为许多濒危的动物提供了家, 也有助于教育众人来关心这些动物。 provide sb. with sth. provide sth for sb. 提供给某人某物 The firm provided me with a car. 公司给我一辆汽车。
Can you provided accommodation for thirty people? 你能为30人提供住宿吗? provide for sb. 供应某人所需。如: They worked hard to provide for their large family. 他们努力工作以供养一家人。
He has a large family to provide for. 他要养活一个大家庭。 The public 指 “民众,公众”。在英语 中, 定冠词the 后接形容词表示一类人。
如: the young 年轻人 the wounded 受伤的人 care for 可做 “照顾, 照料, 看护” 的意思。如: Would you like care for a cup of tea? 你要不要来杯茶?
6. I urge all of your readers to visit our wonderful zoo soon. 我们竭力主张你们所有的读者赶 快来参观我们的很棒的动物园。 urge 力劝, 鼓励, 怂恿, 极力主张, 强调。如:
They urged us to go with them. 他们怂恿我们一起去。 She urged the important of speed. 她强调速度的重要性。
urge 强烈的欲望, 冲动, urgent 紧急 的 如: He has an urge to travel. 他有去旅行的强烈欲望。 词组: urge sth., on/upon sb.极力推荐 urge sb. on sth. 鼓励某人做某事 urge against 极力反对
Try to find more endangered animals in the world and write a short passage about how to save them or protect them.