- ecopolis? megalopolis
Forget the rural idyll [aɪdl/idil]… a happy/peaceful place in the countryside
- What do you predict this article will discuss from the title, the heading, “Forget the rural idyll. Urban living may be the best way to save the planet?” and the photo?
- Before You Read-2: ☆ Ind. Speaking What particular ecological challenges does your city have to deal with? What special policies or regulations are in place to help the city cope with these challenges?
- Reading Skill: Identifying Main Ideas vs. Supporting Details
-> Read=> Mark/Underline the Main Idea and its Supporting Details of each paragraph. => Pair
=> Blog Write the Main Ideas of the magazine article within 100 words.
=> Interest Masdar City Welcome Video (2:48)
Open Forum Chapter 8 Listening-2 On-the-street interview about community involvement
- Preparing to Listen: A survey on social involvement - petition for/against sth; start/sign a ~
-> How much do you know about your local community?; neighbors’ names, events, agenda or problems.
-> How much are you interested in social causes, movements, agenda or problems?
- Lis-1 by Interviewee=> Pair Ask questions in More Details/p.67 in the third person speech
=> Answer in the Reported Speech
- Speaking Skills-1 Elaborating=> Pair 2-1. Local events and festivals
2. Do you volunteer or donate money to charities?
3. Family=> grandparents/relatives
4. How often do you go out with your friends?