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Unit 1 Fighting with the Forces of Nature. 主讲: 薛 冰. Group Discussion. Man or nature, which is more powerful? vs. Group Discussion. Group 1: List instances where man conquers nature ; Group 2: List the cases where the forces of nature are too powerful to be resisted.

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Group discussion
Group Discussion

  • Man or nature, which is morepowerful?

    vs


Group discussion1
Group Discussion

  • Group 1:

    List instances where man conquers nature;

  • Group 2:

    List the cases where the forces of nature are too powerful to be resisted.


1 text analysis the icy defender
1 Text Analysis: The Icy Defender

  • How to survey a text?


Method of text survey
Method of Text Survey

Title

Subtitles

The First Paragraph

The Last Paragraph

The First Sentence of Each Paragraph


Text analysis
Text Analysis

1

2

3

4

Introduction—Both Napoleon’s and Hitler’s military campaigns failed for the severe winter in Russia.

Conclusion — The elements of nature must be reckoned with in any military campaign.

Hitler’s military campaign against the Soviet Union

Napoleon’s military campaign against Russia


Text structure analysis

Governing

thought

Text Structure Analysis

Argument Structure

Statements

Comments

Implications


Text structure analysis1

Reason

Reason

Text Structure Analysis

Grouping Structure

Governing

thought

Reason

Reason


Text structure analysis2

Governing thought

Sample 1

Sample 2

Comparison

Comparison

Comparison

Conclusion

Text Structure Analysis

Comparison Structure









2 vocabulary learning
2 Vocabulary Learning

  • in the case of

    -as far as … is concerned

Eg. Wenchuan earthquake is a painful experience in the case of the people in China.

  • defender

    = defend(vt.) + -er

Related words: offend v.

defence n. offence n.

defensive a. offensive a.


Summary
Summary

  • The method of surveying a text;

  • Vocabulary


Assignments
Assignments

  • To use the method learned in the class to analyze a text and get the main idea;

  • To review the vocabulary learned.



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