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The American south. 福清侨中 陈柳菁. Fill in the blanks with new words:. ormer. 1. Clinton is the f_____ president of the USA. 2. He tried to save his son from drowning, but in v___. 3. The city was destroyed and there was no money for r____________. ain.

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The American south

福清侨中 陈柳菁

fill in the blanks with new words
Fill in the blanks with new words:

ormer

1. Clinton is the f_____ president of the USA.

2. He tried to save his son from

drowning, but in v___.

3. The city was destroyed and there

was no money for r____________.

ain

econstruction

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4. Some people are g_____ for money and some for power.

5. The failure caused his d________.

6. Parents often make s_______ for their children.

7. We got up before d____. It’s still dark outside.

reedy

epression

acrifices

awn

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How much do you know about USA?

The United States of

America

In North America

Washington D.C

New York City

9,429,091 sq km

293,027,571

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Manhattan

Capitol Hill

Statue of

Liberty

White House

White House

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Canada

Washington D.C.

Mexico

Do you know the following cities?

The Great Lakes

New York

Chicago

Los Angeles

Atlanta

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Fast reading:

Tick the things which are mentioned in the passage.

( ) Segregation & Civil Rights Movement

( ) Geography & climate

() Society & economy

( ) Hardships & sufferings of the South

() Sports & culture

( ) Custom & films

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Read the passage and try to find out how many parts we can divide it into:

Parts Paragraphs Main ideas

the troubled past in the South

Part 1 Para.1

Part 2 Para.2--5

hope and success of the South

a new beginning of the South

Part 3 Para.6

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Questions:

1.Why does the author say that “ But the

story of the South is also one of hope and

success”?

Because there are signs that a new, different

South is coming out of its dark past.

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2.What was the aim of the demonstrations led by Dr. Martin Luther King?

It was ending segregation.

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3. What is the American South known for?

The South is known for its hospitality./

friendly atmosphere.

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4.What kind of city has Atlanta become?

Modern Atlanta is a booming business centre

and the home of some largest and most

successful companies

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Read Para.1 and match each event with the time and find out what hardships or sufferings each event caused.

Sufferings

Time

Events

Unemployment & civil unrest

1600

The Great Depression _______________________

Sacrifices

1600

The Civil Rights Movement _______________________

Pains of slaves

1861

The slave trades _______________________

The arrival of European

settlers _______________________

Native American’s being killed or driven off

1930s

Death & poverty

1960s

The Civil War _______________________

Careful reading:

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1600

The arrival of European settlers

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1861

The American South after the Civil War

death

hunger

poverty

homeless

Burnt down

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1930s

Unemployment & civil unrest

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The Civil Rights Movement

(In the 1960s)

Sacrifices

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Read the rest of the passage carefully and finish the table

Atlanta’s rebuilding and Reconstruction

5

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segregation

Blacks

whites

African-American

community

Black businesses

fierce

Segregation

Dr King

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booming

1.64

largest companies

host Olympic Games

cultural diversity

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Further-reading

Task 1: T or F questions

( ) 1.The wounds from the past are quick to heal .

( ) 2. The fighters between blacks and whites in the 1960s were fierce.

F

T

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( ) 3. It took a long time for Atlanta recover from the destruction caused by the Civil War.

( ) 4. The fight against segregation was widely supported.

( ) 5. The South has taken a chance to display its new image to the whole world.

F

T

T

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F

( ) 6. Till now the South has settled all the problems.

( ) 7. The story of the South is also about hope and success.

( )8. The south began to rebuild nearly from nothing.

T

T

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Discussion

3. People of many different backgrounds live and work together in Atlanta. What are the advantages of living together with people who are different with people from you? Are there any disadvantages?

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★ People with different backgrounds have different ideas and knowledge,which makes the population more creative.

Advantages:

★It is good for people to learn about other cultures.

★Life is more interesting if people are different.

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★ People from different cultures may misunderstand each other.

Disadvantages:

★ People from different cultures may treat each other badly.

★Life can be more difficult if people are different.