Could you think of some adjectives to help you describe those activities • thrilling exciting scary • fast high unsafe • dangerous frightening
1. The World Park is the largest park in the world. 2. Every year, there are more than five hundred thousand students visiting Ocean Park. 3. Ocean Park is divided into two sections , including the Headland and the Lowland. 4. New Disney parks have opened only in the US. 5. Disneyland in California was the first theme park to become popular around the world. 6. At Universal , all the rides and activities are based on Universal Pictures movies. Listen to the tape and do some True or False statements ( F ) ( F ) ( T ) ( F ) ( F ) ( T )
Read the text and find out the answers to the questions 1 . What’s a theme park ? A theme park is a collection of rides , exhibitions or other attractions that are based on a common theme . 2 . How many theme parks are mentioned in the passage ? And what are they ? Five . They are the World Park , China Ethnic Culture Park , Ocean Park in Hong Kong , Disneyland in California and Universal Studios in Florida . skimming
Read the text and find out the answers to the questions 3 . What do the parks have in common ? What they all have in common is that they combine fun with the opportunity to learn something . 4. What’s the difference between a theme park and a traditional amusement park ? Unlike traditional amusement parks , theme parks often want to teach visitors something. skimming
*Read the text quickly and find out the mainidea (or topic sentence) of each paragraph: Para. 1 Theme parks often want to teach visitors something as well as providing fun. Para. 2 Theme parks try to make sure that visitors leave knowing more about their theme . Para. 3 Introduction to two famous theme parks in America. Para. 4 Theme parks are becoming more and more popular around the world.
buildings,castles, statues, combine fun with the opportunity to learn something
Effeil Tower The Opera House Arc de Trionphe
Sydney opera Leaning tower Triumphal arch
Statue of liberty pyramids Stonehenge
customs, costumes, and culture of China’s fifty-five minorities combine fun with the opportunity to learn something
Fruit festival Cultural exhibition
Ethnic garden education Water-splashing festival
rides, a conversation center, the discovery of the Ancient World, the dinosaur exhibition, Dolphin University, the Butterfly House Learn about life in the Ocean,and explore the past.
Ocean Park, Hong Kong Dolphin show
Marine animals Ocean Park, Hong Kong Sharks
Ocean Park of Hong Kong Ocean Park of Hong Kong
Cartoon characters, rides, game, exhibition, The world of Walt Disney and his characters
Mickey Mouse Donald Duck
They can feel what it is like to do the things they have seen their heroes do in the movie. Do all the rides and activities based on Universal Pictures Movies
Jurassic Park Dinosaur Universal Studios, Hollywood, California
New theme parks are being built More advanced,experience everything in safe
Discussion in group: 1.Is a theme park different from a traditional amusement park? In what way? 2.If you could visit one of the theme parks mentioned in the text,which one would you choose and why?