Will learn: two remarkable figures … guess-> Dic number, digit, the shape of a person, a person of the type mentioned; a leading ~ in sth, a political ~, a ~ of authority
Target Words accumulate, adequate, persist, precede, protocol
Before you Read 2. What do you know about Shakespeare? What did he write?
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language. His works, including 38 plays and 154 sonnets( a poem that has 14 lines, each containing 10 syllables with rhyme). He was born and brought up in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. Between 1585 and 1592, he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part-owner of a playing company. He produced most of his works between 1589 and 1613. His early plays were mainly comedies, histories and these works remain regarded as some of the best work produced in these genres. He then wrote mainly tragedies until about 1608, including Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, and Macbeth, considered some of the finest works in the English language.
- Previewing and Predicting: Read the Titles, Headlines, Check the Photos and Captions
-> Title: Could Shakespeare Have Written Shakespeare’s Plays? => Dis What is this reading about?
-> 2nd photo caption: ~ 2011 movie Anonymous => Dic (with a name not known or made public)
~ donor, caller, buyer -> anonymity (n) the state of remaining unknown; on the condition of ~
-> Sub titles: Oxford vs. Stratford (Stratford-upon-Avon)
Oxfordian: a view that Edward de Vere wrote under Shakespeare’s name, a person related to Oxford Univ,
Stratfordian: a person who, in the controversy over who wrote Shakespeare's plays, holds it was Shakespeare himself, a resident of Stratford
- Read-1 -> Underline the topic sentence of each paragraph. Mark the years and titles of the plays
-> Check the prediction=> Dis
- Read-2-> Reading Comprehension: T/F, Mark the line #, Correct false statements.
- Make a Guess What does Earl (the ~ of Southampton/Oxford) mean? => Dic
2. Open Forum Chapter 3 Life Science A Tour at the Eden Project
- Introducing the Topic: Plant Facts Quiz
- Before Listening: Image of the Garden of Eden [i:dn], Cornwall in England
=> Vocabulary: horticulture, biome, landscape, temperate
- Lis-1/thru: Main Idea, More Detail
- Lis-2/by part: Answer the questions
[Part 1] 1. What is horticulture? 2. What is the main aim of the Eden Project?
3. How many different species of plant there?
[Part 2] 4. What is the outdoor landscape like?
5. What is the Mediterranean region? What kinds of plants can you see there?
[Part 3] 6. How big is the humid tropic biome? 7. How did they get all those different plants?
- Eden Project Video/4:43 by British Council
=> Thinking-Speaking Does education about plants and conservation helps conserve plants and animals?