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Unit 5: Requirements. interpret meaning from context request / explain reasons express fears / worries criticize / respond to criticism Suggest solutions. Unit 5.Our Environment = the natural world of land, sea, air, plants and animals that exists around towns and cities.

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Unit 5 requirements

Unit 5: Requirements

interpret meaning from context

request / explain reasons

express fears / worries

criticize / respond to criticism

Suggest solutions


Unit 5 requirements

Unit 5.Our Environment= the natural world of land, sea, air, plants and animals that exists around towns and cities.

  • Activity 1. Land, Sea and Air(P.247)

  • Activity 2. Waste

  • Activity 3. Ecological Disaster

  • Activity 4. A Green and Pleasant Land?

  • Activity 5. Town and Country Planning

  • Activity 6. Taking Action


Activity 1 land sea and air

Activity 1Land, Sea and Air

  • Task 1 Classifying (P.247)

  • Task 2 Interpreting Titles

  • Task 3 Selecting Titles(P.249)

  • Task 4 Summarizing(P.251)


Task 4 summarizing p 251

Task 4 Summarizing(P.251)

  • Extract 1: Animal protection/ snub-nosed monkeys should be protected

  • Extract 2: Land Protection

  • Extract 3: Measures to protect farmlands and control the growing land-market

  • Extract 4: Hot Weather and Air Pollution

  • Extract 5: Plant Protection. Britain’s green meadows are disappearing and they need protection.


Activity 2 waste omitted

Activity 2Waste(omitted)

  • Task 1 Your experience

  • Task 2 Listening for the main idea

  • Task 3 Listening for specific info

  • Task 4 Catching the change

  • Task 5 Preparing for a discussion


Activity 3 ecological disaster

Task 1. Distinguishing types of text(Text 1)

Task 2. Identifying main points

Task 3. Problems and solutions

Task 4. Reading for specific info

Task 5. Deciding the writer’s attitude

Task 6. Showing disapproval

Task 7. Negative and positive

Activity 3 Ecological Disaster


Text 1 national facing ecological disaster p 257

Q1: Where did this article appear?

Q2: What problems are mentioned in Para.2?

Q3: Are Chinese and foreign experts optimistic or pessimistic?

Q4: What problem is the most serious? Why?

Q5: Who is Mr Yan Hongbang?Who is Mr. Wu Baozhong? Gu Geping? What is WHO? What is GDP?

Q6: How many countries are facing water shortages?

Q7: What does the first half of the article discuss about?

Q8: Is air pollution serious in London?

Q9: What is the major cause of air pollution in most part of China?

Q10: What problem is discussed in the end of the text?

Q11: What is the author’s attitude?

Text 1:National Facing Ecological Disaster(P.257)


Activity 4 a green and pleasant land

Activity 4A green and pleasant land?

  • Task 1 Reading for the main idea (Text 2)

  • Task 2 Writing a description

  • Task 3 Reading for specific meaning

  • Task 4 Supporting generalisations

  • Task 5 Identifying the writer’s attitude

  • Task 6 Reading for specific info

  • Task 7 Stating reservation

  • Task 8 Identifying tenses

  • Task 9 Using the Present Progressive


Text 2 can anyone save britain s meadows p 163

Text 2:Can Anyone Save Britain’s Meadows?(P.163)

  • Q1: Who often used to own hay meadows?

  • Q2: Why did the meadows began to fade away?

  • Q3: Why English literature is mentioned in this text?

  • Q4: Who is Fraser? What has he been doing all these years?

  • Q5: Why does Fraser sometimes give his filing cabinet a good kicking?

  • Q6: What is an SSSI under the Wildlife and Countryside Act? What is its role?

  • Q7: According to Para. 9, what does the government do for protecting the existing meadows?

  • Q8: What can you infer from the text?

  • (the conflicts between economic development and environmental protection)

  • Q9: What’s the writer’s attitude when he talks about meadows protection? ( Critical)

  • 10: What is the text concerned with?


Activity 5 town and country planning text 3 p 273

Activity 5 Town and Country PlanningText 3(P.273)

  • Task 1 Selecting titles

  • Task 2 Searching for specific info

  • Task 3 Finding the key proposal

  • Task 4 Commenting on an analysis of a problem

  • Task 5 Using ‘will’ and ‘Next we shall …’

  • Task 6 Dreaming of the future(Text 4P.277)

  • Task 7. Building vocabulary


Text 3 china to improve controls on land p 273

Text 3China to Improve Controls on Land(P.273)

  • Q1: Why hectares of cultivated land have been destroyed?

  • (Because of industrial and residential development.)

  • Q2: What is SLA?

  • Q3: Why will SLA and local agencies value land’s use rights first?

  • Q4: According to Zou, are the current measures effective or not?

  • Q5: What are the reasons of the failure of the government’s current land policies?

  • (1.The continuous random expansion of China’s large and medium-sized cities; 2. Unbalanced changes of farming structure.)

  • Q6: What’s the key proposal mentioned in this article?

  • (In English language articles or news reports, the key proposal is likely to be introduced at the beginning of the texts.)


Activity 6 taking action

Activity 6. Taking Action

  • Text 5:Chongqing Environment Arouses Grave Concern (P.280)

  • Task 1 Reading for the main idea

  • Task 2 Replying to complaints

  • Task 3 Reviewing this unit


Safe haven scheme to save red squirrel

Safe haven scheme to save Red Squirrel

  • ByCharles Clover, Environment Editor

  • (Filed: 15/10/2001)

  • New scheme will ensure 'long-term survival'

  • "SAFE havens" to protect half the remaining red squirrel population in England were unveiled by conservationists yesterday.

  • Twenty-five potential refuges have been identified in Northumberland and Durham, areas with the highest number of squirrels. These have plentiful sources of food and could readily be defended against competing grey squirrels.

  • The total area identified amounts to 170,000 acres of conifer woods. It has been discovered that red squirrels prefer a mixture of Scots pine, Norway spruce and larch.


Unit 5 requirements

  • So far, the consent of landowners has been confirmed on only eight out of the potential sites. The rest are being proposed at a meeting today of conservation bodies, landowners, foresters and local authorities.

  • Red squirrels have declined to 160,000 in England, compared with 2.5 million greys and continue to be in danger, say conservationists. Jason Reynolds, of the project Red Alert North East, said: "It is only in the past few years that we have discovered the specific type of habitat where they have the best chance of survival."

  • Northumbrian Water Environmental Trust has given £125,000 to the project and English Nature £15,000.

  • Simon Lyster, director general of the Wildlife Trusts, said: "We are determined to ensure the red squirrel's long -term survival."


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