Before reading let’s have a warming-up exercise
match the pictures with the words
Read the passage quickly for the first time and fill in the blanks
1、We have____daylight hours in summer and ____daylight hours in winter. ? 2、In fact, the longest day of the year is in____. ? 3、The shortest day of the year is in____. ? 4、There are also two very special days,one in____and the other in____. ? 5、Day and night have the same ____. ? 6、The Earth doesn’t stand up____when it goes around the sun. ? 7、Farmers usually mark changes of the seasons with____solar terms.
The answers for the blanks
1、We have_ more _daylight hours in summer and _fewer___daylight hours in winter. ? 2、In fact, the longest day of the year is in__June__. ? 3、The shortest day of the year is in_December__. ? 4、There are also two very special days,one in_March_and the other in_September_. ? 5、Day and night have the same _length__. ? 6、The Earth doesn’t stand up_straight___when it goes around the sun. ? 7、Farmers usually mark changes of the seasons with_24_solar terms.
Read for the second time and answer these questions
many seasons are there in a
year? ? 2、Why do we have different seasons in a year? ? 3、How many solar terms are there in a year? ? 4、What is the meaning of the solar terms to farmers?
The answers to the questions
1、There are four seasons in a year 2、The Earth doesn’t stand up straight when it goes around the sun. 3、There are 24 solar terms in a year. 4、Farmers usually mark changes of the seasons with 24 solar terms. The solar terms can tell the farmers when it is a good time for farming.
Listen to the tape and you can read for the third time in your heart and correct some pronunciation at the same time and then do the exercise A B C on your book page 13
The answers for A B and C
b a d d ? B: F T F F ? C: Earth seasons June shortest darkness
Discuss with your partner and sum up what we have learnt in this class?
通过阅读短文，让我们了解了四个 季节、极昼、极夜及二十四节气的 形成原因，同时了解了二十四节气 对农民耕种的影响，重在说明人类 与自然是息息相关的。
seasons Solar terms
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