What’s the highest mountain in the world?
Language Goal: Talk about geography and nature
1a. Match the facts you know.
Qomolangma about 9,600,000 square kilometers in size The Sahara The Caspian Sea The Nile 1,025 meters deep 6,671 kilometers long 8,844.43 meters high
1b. Listen and complete the sentences.
higher than any other 1. Qomolangma is ________ mountain in the world. 2. The Sahara is __________ the biggest desert in the world. the deepest of all the 3. The Caspian Sea is __________ salt lakes. the longest river in the world. 4. The Nile is ___________
1c. Use the information in 1b to make conversations.
A: What is the highest mountain in the
A: What is the biggest desert in the world? B: Sahara. A: What is the deepest salt lake in the world? B: Caspian sea.
A: What is the longest river in the
2a. Listen and number the facts [ 1-4] in the order you hear them.
4 The Yangtze River is about ________
kilometers long and the Yellow River is __________ kilometers long.
____ 2 China has the biggest population in the world. It’s a lot bigger than the population
of the US.
____ 1 China is over ________ years old. It has a much longer history than the US. The
US is not even_______ years old.
3 China is almost as big as the US, and it ____
is the biggest country in Asia.
2c. Make conversations using the information in 2a.
A: Did you know that China is one of the
oldest countries in the world?
B: Yes, I did. It’s much older than my
2d. Role-play the conversation.
Guide： Feel free to ask me anything on today’s Great Wall tour. Tourist 1：How long is the wall? Guide： Ah, the most popular question! If we’re only talking about the parts from the Ming Dynasty, it’s about 8,850 kilometers long. This makes it the longest wall in the world.
Tourist 2: Wow, that’s amazing! Why did the ancient emperors build the wall? Guide: The main reason was to protect their part of the country. As you can see， it’s quite tall and wide. As far as I know, there are no man-made objects as big as this. Tourist 3: Is Badaling part of the Ming Great Wall? Guide: Yes, it’s the most famous part.
1. Feel free to ask me anything on today’s Great Wall tour. 在今天的长城游中，大家尽管问我任何问题， 不要拘束。 feel free是英语口语中一个常用表达。若有人 让你feel free to do something,就是让你无需拘 束，只管按照自己的意愿去做某事。 e.g. A: Can I use your bathroom? 我可以用一下你的卫生间吗？ B: Yes, feel free.可以，请随意。
2. As far as I know, there are no man-made objects as big as this.
据我所知，再没有像它这样大的人造物体了。 as far as I know 是一个固定的表达方式，还可以 说so far as I know，意思是“据我所知”。 例如： As far as I know, Jack’s got twin sisters. 就我所知，杰克有一