《Man's best friends》（Writing,More practice, Culture cornner）
Tree Planting Day
Before you write
It is Tree Planting Day.Some people are working near Rebecca's home.Rebecca took some photos of them.
Today,we are going to write a story about the pictures!
Understanding the pictures
What are the workers doing now?
They are planting trees and flowers now.
In pairs,discuss what the people are doing in the pictures.
Now make conversations about what is going on in the pictures with the words in brackets.
1.(two workers/dig/holes/ground)(another worker/plant/tree/in/hole)
Two workers are digging holes in the ground.
Another worker is planting a tree in a hole.
2.(two workers/carry/large container)(another worker/plants/flowers/in/container)
3.(two workers/clean/area)(another worker/water/plants)
After you write
Write a report on Tree Planting Day.
You have used the present continuous tense to write the story.Can you use the simple past tense to make the story into a report?
Yesterday was Tree Planting Day.Some wprkers worked near Rebecca's home.At first
two workers dug holes in the ground．Another worker planted the trees in a hole.Then,they carried some large container and put some earth in the containers They planted flowers in them.Later,the workers cleaned the area and watered the plants．At last,the workers left the area．And the people in that area said
goodbye to them．The workers made this place much more beautiful.
Read the article below about the Amazon rainforest
The Amazon rainforest
The Amazon rainforest in South America is the largest rainforest in the world.It covers five and a half million square kilometres of the Amazon Basin and spreads across nine countries.
The Amazon rainforest is very important because it is home to thousands of animals,birds and insects,However,peole are destroying the area by cutting down many of the trees.This is called "deforestation".Many living things lose their homes because of deforestation.As a result,the number of kinds of animals,birds,insects and trees in the woeld is decreasing.
We must do our best to protect the Amazon rainforest.
million vs.millions of
We use "million"in exact numbers.
For example,"It covers five and a half million square kilometers of the Amazon Basin".
We use "millions of"to infer that the amount is great.
For example,"But we cut down millions of trees every day".
Complete the sentences with the word below.
hundred hundreds of million millions of
1._________ people hunt and fish for a living.
2.The novel sold 2 _________ copies in paperback.
3.________ people were killed in the earthquake.
4.We need to raise about two ______ and fifty dollars.
A Complete the notes
The Amazon rainforset is the _______ rainforest in the world.
It covers 5.5 million square kilometres of the ________.
It spread across ________ countries.
The tainforest is important because it is _____ to many living things.
The rainforest is in danger because of ______ (the cutting down of trees)
Make a word bank
Read the article again.Find the words you can use.Then make sentences with them.
Because of the rain,we can't hold the sports meeting.
as a result
As a result,we have to stay in the clssroom.
do our best
We will do out best to learn English well.
Read the passage and answer the following questions.
Tea is the most popular drink in the world besides water.All tea comes from the tea plant.People pick leaves from it to make tea.
The habit of drink tea has a long history in China.According to an old story,Chinese Emperor Shennong discovered tea.
There are several types of Chinese tea,such as white tea,green tea and black tea.
Do you like drinking tea?
Where does tea come from?
According to an old story,who discovered tea?
What did Lu Yu during the Tang Dynasty?