Words & expressions
shoot stone weak god remind bit a little bit silly instead of
v. 射击；发射 n. 石头 adj.虚弱的；无力的 n.神；上帝 v.提醒；使想起 n.一点；小块 有点儿；稍微 adj.愚蠢的；不明事理的 代替；反而
To learn the story Yu Gong Moves a Mountain
To learn new words: shoot, stone, weak, god, remind, bit, silly…
What’s the name of the story?
It’s Yu Gong Moves a Mountain. Do you know other traditional Chinese stories?
Ne Zha Conquers the Dragon King
Magic Brush Ma Liang
Jing Wei Determines to Fill up the Sea Kua Fu Chases the Sun 夸父追日
Hou Yi Shoots the Suns后羿射日
Journey to the West西游记
Chang E Flying to the Moon嫦娥奔月
Match the story titles with the pictures [a-d]. (1a)
__ b Journey to the West __ d Yu Gong Moves a Mountain a Hou Yi Shoots the Suns __ __ c Nu Wa Repairs the Sky
Listen and check the facts you hear. Which story are Anna and Wang Ming talking about? (1b) __ The two mountains were very high and big. __ A very old man tried to move the mountains. __ A man told Yu Gong that he could never do it.
Listen again and fill in the blanks. Once upon a time there was a very old ________________, mountains near his man. There were two _________ that it house. They were ___ so high and big ____ took a long time to walk to the other side. _____ Then the old man ____ told his family that they the mountains should all help him to move _________________. put all the earth and stone from He want to ___ big into the sea because it’s___ the mountains ____ enough to ____ hold everything. So they all the started digging next day. _____________
1. once upon a time = long, long ago 从前 常用于讲述故事开头的词语
e.g. Once upon a time, there lived three monks in a small temple. 从前，在一个小庙里住 着三个和尚。
Discuss the questions with your partner.
1. How does the story begin?
Once upon a time, there was a very old man. There were two mountains near his house. They were so big and high that it took a long way to walk to the other side.
2. What happened next? The old man told his family that they should all helped him to move the mountains.
3. Where would they put all the earth and stone from the mountains?
Yu Gong said they could put them into the sea because it’s big enough to hold everything.
Listen and number the pictures [1-4] in order to tell the story. (2a)
Listen again and circle the words you hear. (2b) 1. A man saw Yu Gong and his (children / family) when they were working on moving the mountains. 2. He told Yu Gong he could never do it because he was old and (poor / weak). 3. As soon as the man finished (talking / speaking), Yu Gong said that his family could continue to move the mountains after he died.
4. Finally, a god was so moved by Yu Gong that he sent (two / three) gods to take the mountains away. 5. This story reminds us that you can nev