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Pre-reading
?What is a cultural relic?
A cultural relic is something that has survived for a long time, often a part of something old that has remained when the rest of it has been destroyed; it tells people about the past.

The Ten Wonders in the World

The Great Pyramid

The Hanging Gardens of Babylon 巴比伦空中花园

The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus 阿尔忒弥斯 神庙

The Statue of Zeus at Olympia 宙斯神像

The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus 摩索拉斯陵墓

The Colossus of Rhodes 罗德岛 太阳神巨象

The pharos of Alexandria 亚历山大灯塔

The Alexandria亚历山卓港

The Terracotta Warriors and Horses of Qingshihuan

The Great Wall

The Amber Room

Fast reading
Year 1716 1770

(Read the textand fill in the form)

What happened to the Amber Room
In 1716 , Frederick William I gave the Amber Room to Peter the Great , as a gift of friendship from Prussian to the Russian people.
In 1770, the Amber Room was completed the way Catherine Ⅱ wanted it.

1941 2003

In September, 1941, the Nazi German and Russia were at war, and the Amber Room was missing.
In the spring of 2003, a new Amber Room was built at the Summer Palace, and it was 300 years old.

Language points
?…could never have imagined that his

greatest gift….

情态动词+have done, 表示对过去发生的事情的推测、 责备、批评、反悔等。

Eg.1) He couldn’t have gone abroad, I saw him just now.

他不可能去国外了,我刚才看见他了。 2) He must have been at home last night. I saw the light on. 他昨天肯定在家,我看见灯亮着。

?Although it feels as hard as stone, it easily

melts when heated.
?when heated= when it is heated 这是一种省略结构,当when/ while/ unless/ if 等引 导的状语从句的主语和主句的主语一致时,可省略主语和 动词be. Eg.1) If invited, I will go to the party. If I’m invited… 2) Be careful when crossing the road. …when you are crossing… 3) When asked, he said he was an American. When he was asked, …

? Once it is heated ,the amber can be made into any shape.
Once做连词。表示“一旦……(就),只要

Eg. 1) Once you began, you must continue. 一旦开始你就得继续下去。
2) Most boys like to swim once they have learned how. 男孩学会游泳,多半都会喜欢上它的。

1. 2. 3. 4.

be made into+成品, 被制成。 be made of/ from+材料,用……制成。 be made with+材料(成品的组成成分) be made up of 由……组成的
Grapes can be made into wine.

Ex: 1) 葡萄可以酿酒.
2)水果蛋糕由水果做成的.
A fruit cake is made with fruits

3)这支篮球队由十个同学组成.
This basketball team is made up of ten students.

?The design for the room was of the

fancy style popular in those days.
?Be of+ n. 表示主语的某种性质, 形状或特征. Eg. All the boys are of the same age. Be of+ n.=be +adj. Eg. This book is of help to the students.=This book is helpful to the students.

Ex.1).这次会议很重要.
This meeting is of great importance.

2)这种药没效果.
This medicine is of no use.

3)他们一样大.
They are of the same age.

?Later, CatherineⅡhad the Amber Room

moved to the palace---

have sth. done 1) 我的单车坏了,需要修理.
My bike is broken, I will have it repaired.

2)昨晚我的钱包被人偷了.
I had my wallet stolen last night.

?There is no doubt that the boxes were

then put on a train for--There is no doubt that… 这是一个常用结构,其中 that引导同位语从句. 表示”毫无疑问……” Eg. There is no doubt that he will come surely.

Ex.1) 我们毫不怀疑他能干好.
We don’t doubt that he can do it well.

2) 我看这未必是事实.
I doubt if it is true.

? After that, what really happened to the

Amber Room remains a mystery.
Remain vi. 通常不用于进行时态和 被动语态。
Eg. 1)Much remains to be done. 2)The old man remained sitting when they came in. 3)The foreign guests remained in Beijing for two weeks.

Careful reading Para.1.(Answer the following queations)
1. Why is it called the Amber Room? Because it is made of amber. 2. The amber feels as hard as stone, how can it made into a room? Once it is heated, the amber can be made into any shape.

3. What else was the Amber Room made of ?
It also made with gold and jewels.

Para.2-5 (Do the T or F exercise below and correct the F ones)
1. ( F ) The room was made to be a gift of friendship from the Prussian to the Russian people people at the very beginning. 2. ( T ) The Amber Room was made into the way Catherine II wanted. 3. ( F ) The Amber Room was the greatest wonder of the world. 4. ( F ) All things in the Amber Room were stolen.. 5. ( ) The Nazis stole the Amber Room within T two days.

Para.5(Choose the best answer to the queston below)
( B ) Which of the following is wrong about the Amber Room?
A. B. C. D. People continue to seatch for the old room. People find the room finally. The Russia and Germans have built a new one. The new one is much like the old one.

Main Idea
Para.1 Amber Room has a strange history and it talks about its design.
Para.2-4 The history of the Amber Room. Para.5 The Russians and Germans have rebuilt the Amber Room.

Post-reading
Discussion
?What is the author's attitude towards the Amber Room? How do you know? ?What makes a cultural relic worth protecting? Is it its artistic design, its cost, its value to society or something else?

? Preview the Attributive Clause. ? Recite the para.1

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