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Unit 5 Extensive Reading. Revision:questions. 1.What did the earliest people use fire for? They used fire to keep them warm, cook the food and scare the animals. 2.Which of the following shows us the earliest people and the modern people have something in common?

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Unit 5 extensive reading

Unit 5

Extensive Reading

Revision questions


1.What did the earliest people use fire for?

They used fire to keep them warm, cook the food and scare the animals.

2.Which of the following shows us the earliest people and the modern people have something in common?

  • People hung animal skins to keep out the cold

    B. People never grew their own crops

    C. People use science

    D. People care about their appearance

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3. What can we infer from the sentences--- “This one looks very like a fish bone. Is it reasonable? ---Yes indeed, as the botanical analyses have been specifically showing us, all the fields around here used to be part of a large shallow lake. Undoubtedly there were fish swimming in it.”?

A. Being an archaeologist needs a wide range of knowledge.

B. A lake is not the sea.

C. People can identify the fish by the colour.

D. A fish bone can be made into a necklace.

Pre reading


1.When will we have a feast?

Usually at festivals

2. How do we feel when we have a feast?

Happy and lucky

3.What do we do to prepare for our feast?

Food ,fruit ,decorations and so on.

4.Besides having a dinner together, what will we do when we have a feast?

Enjoy the family reunion.

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Listen to the tape an d read the text together and try to find the sameness and difference between the ancient people and modern people when they have a feast.

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The sameness

1. All of them take feast serious and make enough preparation for it.

2. All of them take the feast as a good chance to enjoy the family warmth and happiness.

3.It is also a good time to enjoy the delicious food.

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Ancient people:

1.Their food is not abundant and their reunion time is vary.

2.They would worry about their safety when they have a feast

Modern people:

They can enjoy themselves to their heart.

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Read the text again and try to find the difference of ancient people on their different responsibilities

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Task1: Fast Reading

What do they do respectively?



catch fish, repair stone tools, make scrapers and axe-heads

collect fruit and nuts, prepare food

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Task2:Read the passage again and try to figure out the job divisions between men and women.

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caring affectionate protective dangerous

co-operative patient individual exhausting

Men’s tasks:

Women’s tasks:

Patient (tool making), dangerous (hunting), some individual (tool making), some cooperative (hunting) skillful (tool making) protective (of group)

Affectionate (to group) , patient (collecting fruits), some individual (collecting), some cooperative (cooking) skillful (cooking) caring (providing food)

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  • Consider using the reading passage to find out:

  • Who works co-operatively and who does tasks alone;

  • Who does the most dangerous tasks;

  • Where are the dangers come from;

  • Whether the tasks are shared fairly between men and women.

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If only 但愿......; 要是……就好了。其后


If only she had looked ahead and planned


If only he had come.

Words and expressions

1. If only it could be just like last year.


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赞赏, 鼓掌向(某人或某物)

表示赞赏, 尤指鼓掌欢呼

Everyone applauded when the play ended.

演出结束时, 大家都热烈鼓掌。

I applaud your decision.


2. applaud:

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3. acceleratevi/vt

a. to increase the speed of

加速, 促进加快…...的速度


The new car has good acceleration.

b. to cause to happen earlier (正式) 催促


He decided to accelerate his courses.

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vt.to capture the attention


意力) ;吸引


The bright colors of the flowers arrested Susan’s attention.

4. arrest:

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adj/v眩晕的, 眼花的感到眩晕并要摔倒的

a dizzy height令人晕眩的高度

The old woman was dizzied by the strong wind.


The disaster dizzied his brain.


5. dizzy:

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6. relief .n.解脱的感觉

I felt great relief when I heard I had passed the examination.

听说我已经通过了考试, 感到轻松多了。

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If only he had followed my advice yesterday!


When I paid off all my debts, I felt great relief.


How can we accelerate the growth of economy?

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Great noises arrested my attention, so I had to stop my work.

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1. The ____ house smells as if it hasn’t been lived in for years.

A. little white wooden

B. little wooden white

C. white wooden little

D. wooden white little

Practice adjectives:

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2. Jolm Smith, a successful bus businessman, has a _____car.

A. large German white

B. large white German

C. white large German

D. German Large white

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3. This ____ girl is Linda’s cousin.

A. pretty little Spanish

B. Spanish Little pretty

C. Spanish pretty little

D. little pretty Spanish

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a fine old strong bridge


some sour green eating apples


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4.What surprised him most happened ____ Sunday morning.

A. in a cold rainy

B. on a cold rainy

C. in a rainy cold

D. on a rainy cold

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Practice using two or more adjectives to describe the Sanxingdui Ruins objects on page 44.


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