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中国人民解放军外国语学院课程课件. 英语高级视听说. 专 业: xx 级英语专业 x 队 x 班 授课单位:英语系视听说教研室 授课教员:. 1. Pre-listening. 2. Micro-listening. 3. Macro-listening. 4. 5. Assignments. Tasks for Unit 10. News. Task1: Pre-listening. Spot Dictation Passage 10 Skyscrapers. Background Information.

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中国人民解放军外国语学院课程课件

英语高级视听说

专 业:xx级英语专业x队x班

授课单位:英语系视听说教研室

授课教员:


Tasks for unit 10

1

Pre-listening

2

Micro-listening

3

Macro-listening

4

5

Assignments

Tasks for Unit 10

News


Task1 pre listening

Task1: Pre-listening

Spot Dictation

Passage 10 Skyscrapers


Background information
Background Information

  • The Empire StateBuilding

  • a 102-story Art Deco skyscraper in New York City at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street. Its name is derived from the nickname for the state of New York.


The empire state building
The Empire State Building

  • It stood as the world's tallest building for more than forty years, from its completion in 1931 until construction of the World Trade Center's North Tower was completed in 1972. Following the destruction of the World Trade Center in 2001, the Empire State Building once again became the tallest building in New York City and New York State.


World trade center
World Trade Center

  • World Trade Center( WTC or Twin Towers)

  • a complex in Lower Manhattan, the heart of New York City's downtown financial district and contained 13.4 million square feet of office space.

  • It was designed by Minoru Yamasaki in the early 1960s using a tube-frame structural design for the twin 110-story towers. The North Tower was completed in December 1970 and the South Tower in July 1971.


World trade center1
World Trade Center

  • Its seven buildings were destroyed in 2001 in the September 11 attacks. The site is currently being rebuilt with six new skyscrapers and a memorial to the casualties of the attacks.


John hancock center
John Hancock Center

  • John Hancock Center (“Big John”) at 875 North Michigan Avenue in the Streeterville area of the Near North Side in Chicago, Illinois, is a 100-story, 1,127-foot tall skyscraper designed by structural engineer Fazlur Khan of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. When completed in 1969,it was the tallest building in the world outside New York City.


John hancock center1
John Hancock Center

  • It is currently the fourth-tallest building in Chicago and the sixth-tallest in the United States, after the Sears Tower, the Empire State Building, the Bank of America Tower, the Trump Tower, and the Aon Center. When measured to the top of its antenna masts, it stands at 1,506 feet.


Sears roebuck and co
Sears, Roebuck and Co.

  • Sears, Roebuck and Co.

  • commonly known as Sears, is an American mid-range chain of international department stores, founded by Richard Warren Sears and Alvah Roebuck in the late 19th century.

Sears Merchandise Tower Building


Vocabulary
Vocabulary

  • transmissionn.The sending of a signal, picture, or other information from a transmitter. 传送, 播送

  • top vt.To exceed or surpass. 高过, 超越

  • concrete n.混凝土

  • the Empire StateBuilding (美国纽约)帝国大厦


Keys for spot dictation

1. 1883

2. 1250

3. transmission

4. topped

5. 1450

6. heavy

7. framework

8. strong

9. offices

10. center

11.popular

12. 43rd

Keys for Spot Dictation


Keys for spot dictation1

13. swimming

14. 92nd

15. down

16. view

17. away

18. reach

Keys for Spot Dictation


Task 2 micro listening
Task 2: Micro-listening

Listen to This/Book II/

Lesson 10


Vocabulary1
Vocabulary

  • closuren.the act of closing or the state of being closed

  • rabiesn. 狂犬病, 恐水病.

  • hamstern.仓鼠:一种小型的仓鼠科亚科的欧亚啮齿类动物.

  • derailv. to run or cause to run off the rails


Vocabulary2
Vocabulary

  • disrupt v. to interrupt or impede the progress, movement, or procedure of

  • transplant v. to transfer (tissue or an organ) from one body or body part to another

  • pancreasn.胰腺

  • diabetesn. any of several metabolic disorders marked by excessive discharge of urine and persistent thirst, especially one of the two types of diabetes mellitus


Cultural notes
Cultural Notes

  • 1. Corby

  • A town in central England, in Northamptonshire.

  • 2. Northamptonshire

  • A county in the East Midlands of England, with an area of 2,367 square kms and a population of 527, 532 (1981). The administrative center is Northampton.


Cultural notes1
Cultural Notes

  • 3. EEC

  • European Economic Community, or Common Market. An organization of West European states created by the Treaty of Rome (1957) to foster economic co-operation and common development with the eventual aim of economic unity, and a measure of political unity. The original signatories were Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and West Germany. Later, the UK, Denmark, the Republic of Ireland, Greece, Spain and Portugal became its members.


Cultural notes2
Cultural Notes

  • 4. Kent County

  • A county in southeastern England, bordering on the English Channel and Greater London Area.

  • 5. Yorkshire

  • A former county in northeastern England, bordering on the North Sea. It comprised the North, West, and East Ridings. It was reorganized in 1974 to form the counties of North Yorkshire and Humberside and the metropolitan counties of West Yorkshire and South Yorkshire.


Cultural notes3
Cultural Notes

  • 6. Newcastle

  • A city in Australia, in New South Wales on the mouth of the Hunter River.

  • 7. Surrey

  • A county in southeastern England, bordering on Greater London Area.

  • 8. Stevenage

  • A town in southeastern England, in Hertfordshire.


Cultural notes4
Cultural Notes

  • 9. Carlisle

  • A city in northwestern England, the administrative center of Cumbria on the River Eden.

  • 10. Melrose

  • A market town in southeastern Scotland, in the Borders Region on the River Tweed.


Long conversations passage listening

Task3: Macro-listening

Long Conversations & Passage Listening

—Exercise 10


Vocabulary3
Vocabulary

  • Ice Age n.one of the long periods of time, thousands of years ago, when ice covered many northern countries

  • cobblen.a cobblestone

  • thatchv.to make a roof with reeds or straw

  • slaten.a small piece of slate or similar material that is used for covering roofs


Vocabulary4
Vocabulary

  • shinglen.one of many small thin pieces of wood or another building material, fastened in rows to cover a roof or wall

  • reedn.a type of tall plant like grass that grows in wet places

  • gourmetn.producing or relating to very good food and drink

  • photographyn.the art, profession, or method of producing photographs or the scenes in films


Useful expressions
Useful Expressions

  • low cost housing

  • Is there anyone special I should ask for?

  • Can I read that magazine article after you are done?

  • What a show-off!

  • faced their homes toward the south to take advantage of the sun


Useful expressions1
Useful Expressions

  • to return to popularity.

  • to withstand heavy winds

  • But it wasn’t always that way.

  • in a nutshell 简而言之


Task 4 news
Task 4: News

An Advanced Audio-Visual & Speaking Course

Unit 3

New Orleans is Sinking


Vocabulary5
Vocabulary

  • breach n.破裂, 裂口

  • bulldozev. to destroy buildings etc with a bulldozer用推土机推平

  • carpet-bombv. to drop a lot of bombs over a small area to destroy everything in it地毯式轰炸


  • carportn.车库, 车棚

  • categoryn.级(飓风的分类等级)

  • commitv. 致力于; 承诺; 指定……用于

  • deflationn.收缩, 紧缩

  • demolitionn.摧毁:破坏


Vocabulary6
Vocabulary

  • elevationn.高度;高地

  • erosionn.腐蚀, 侵蚀

  • hosen.软管, 水龙带

  • intenta. 坚决的; 渴望的

  • leveen.防洪堤


Vocabulary7
Vocabulary

  • marginala. 最低限度的;边缘的

  • monumentala. extremely large, bad, good, impressive, etc.非常……的(表强调)

  • parishn. (Louisiana州的)县

  • pronea. likely to do something or suffer from something, especially something bad or harmful有……倾向的, 易于……的


  • restorationn.恢复

  • splinterv. to separate into smaller groups or parts使裂成碎片

  • Wi-Fin.无线保真


Vocabulary8
Vocabulary

  • city hall市政厅

  • close in on逼近

  • fast forward快进

  • pretty much几乎;大概

  • wet land湿地


Background notes
Background Notes

  • New Orleans: New Orleans, located in Southeastern Louisiana along the Mississippi River, is a major port city and historically the largest city in Louisiana. The city is one of North America’s most distinctive and culturally diverse cities and has been a leading commercial center since its founding. Since World War II, the city’s rich cultural heritage has contributed to its emergence as a major international tourist center.


Background notes1
Background Notes

  • Hurricane Katrina: Hurricane Katrina was the costliest and one of the deadliest hurricanes in the history of the United States. It was the sixth-strongest Atlantic hurricane ever recorded and the third-strongest hurricane on record that made landfall in the United States. Katrina formed on August 23 during the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season and caused devastation along much of the north-central Gulf Coast of the United States.


Topics for discussion
Topics for Discussion

  • 1. Should New Orleans be rebuilt or simply demolished? Why?

  • 2. What lessons can be drawn from the tragedy of New Orleans?

  • 3. If nothing is done to prevent New Orleans from further sinking, what will the city be like 100 years from now? Will New Orleans be the second Atlantis?


Task 5 assignments
Task 5: Assignments

News Copying

Week 10



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