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Reading. 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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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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Liberation

The Great Leap Forward

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Childhood

President

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Civil war

Background

when reason who result

1861-1865

slavery

The south

and north

The south

failed

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The south after the war

death

hunger

poverty

homeless

burnt down

put the events below in the correct place on the timeline
Put the events below in the correct place on the timeline.

30,000 years ago---1600---1861---1930s---1960s

1. The American Civil War

2. The Great Depression

3. The Civil Rights Movement

4. The arrival of Native Americans

5. The arrival of European settlers

3

4

5

1

2

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Fast-reading

Listen and answer:

1. Which of the followings are mentioned in the text?

( ) Segregation & civil rights

movements.

( ) Geography and climate.

Yes

No

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( ) society & economy

( ) Hardship & suffering of the South

( ) Sports & culture

( ) Custom & film

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

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Listen again and answer:

1.Which part of the USA is more developed, the South or the North?

The North.

2. What is the south like now?

The commercial and cultural center.

reading understanding

Careful-reading

Reading & Understanding

1. Are the cities in the American South well developed as the other cities in the north?

No , after some big events, such as the Great Civil War, the Great Depression, the Civil Rights

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Movement, even today, the South is far behind the rest of the United States in areas like education and economic development.

2. Why does the author say that “ But the story of the South is also one of hope and success”?

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Because there are signs that a new, different South is coming out of its dark past.

3.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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in America, and also it is a representative of the new South, aplace where hope and faith have replaced fear and doubt.

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

It was ending segregation.

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5. What is the American South known for?

The South is known for its hospitality./friendly atmosphere.

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Try to find out how many parts we can divide it into:

Part 1 (Para 1)

The suffering of the South in the past.

Part 2 (Para. 2--5 )

Hope and success of the South.

Part 3 (Para. 6)

A new beginning of the South.

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Were the hardship & suffering of the South only caused by the Civil War? What else?

1.The arrival of European Settlers

2.The slave trades

3.The Civil War

4.The Great Depression

5.The Civil Rights movement

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Please read Para. 1 carefully and match each event with the time and find out what hardship or suffering each event caused.

Time

Events

Sufferings

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1492

The Great depression: ________________________

1600

The Civil Rights movement: ________

The slave trades: _____________

1861

1930s

The arrival of European settlers: _____________________________ _________.

1960s

The Civil War: _______________

Unemployment/civil unrest

Sacrifices

Pains of slaves

Native Americans being killed or driven off

Death & poverty

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The story of the south is also one of hope and success (examples):

1. The people of Atlanta struggled to rebuild the city and create a new South.

2. Atlanta’s African-American community grew and black businesses became more successful.

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3. Segregation disappeared and Atlanta was a successful city proud of its cultural diversity.

4. Atlanta becomes a place where hope and faith have replaced fear and doubt.

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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

task 2 choose the best answer
Task 2: Choose the best answer

1. Hundreds of years ago, which of the following countries probably killed the native Americans?

A. Korea. B. Egypt.

C. England. D. Canada.

C

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2. The phrase “in vain” in Paragraph 2 probably means ____.

A. without success

B. in trouble

C. put into practice

D. dangerous

A

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A

3. In the last paragraph, the writer tries to support the point that ____.

A. the story of the South is about hope and

success

B. it is hard for the South to develop

further

C. Atlanta, Birmingham, Miami and Little

Rock are Southern cities which develop

very fast

D. there is no trouble with the

development of the South

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4. Which of the following is wrong according to the passage?

A. The South has overcome many

difficulties ever since the Civil War.

B. The fights between blacks and

whites in the 1960’s were fierce.

C. There is no doubt that Atlanta is a

typical Southern city in many ways.

D. Today the South has developed

far better than the North.

C

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5. The passage is mainly about ____.

A. the sufferings in the history of the

South

B. the quick development of the

South after the Civil War

C. the Civil Rights Movement of the

black people

D. the famous cities of the South

B

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Post-reading

Discuss the following questions in pairs :

1. Why is Atlanta in many ways a typical southern city?

It experienced the hardship of slavery, the Civil War, the post-war years and the Great Depression.

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2.What were some of difficulties the people of Atlanta had to overcome after the Civil War?

There was no money to rebuild the city. Many of its citizens had died during the Civil War, African-Americans were not treated well.

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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.

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Language points

1. sacrifice:

at the sacrifice of

以牺牲……为代价

sell sth. at a sacrifice

贱卖、亏本出售

Parents often make sacrifices for their children.

n./vt.“牺牲”

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He achieved his success at great sacrifice.

She sacrificed her life to save her child from the fire.

He sacrifices health for/to pleasure.

他为了玩乐而牺牲健康。

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2. area:

The area of the house is 35 square metres.

Do you like the area where you live?

He is very famous in the area of his research.

n. “面积、地区、领域”

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3. former:

(the former: 前者 the latter: 后者)

He is one of my former classmates.

Joan and Jane are sisters. The former is a pianist; the latter is a singer.

adj.“以前的”

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4. recover:

recover from

从……中恢复过来

recover oneself

恢复健康、清醒过来、镇定下来、重新站稳

I don’t think he will recover.

He is beginning to recover his strength.

他开始恢复体力。

vi./vt.“恢复、恢复原状”

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He hasn’t yet recovered from the shock.

他还没有从那次打击中恢复过来。

She soon recovered herself and stopped crying.

她很快镇定下来,停止了哭泣。

I almost fell but managed to recover myself.

我几乎跌倒,但还是设法站起来了。

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5. despite:

Despite wanting to see him again, she refused to reply to his letters.

Despite what other say, I think he is a nice person.

“尽管” (= in spite of )

其后接n./pron./-ing

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6. see:

1949 saw the founding of our new

China.

He has seen a great deal in his long

life.

在他漫长的一生中,他经历了很多事。

vt. “目睹、经历、进行”

= witness/ experience/ undergo

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7. in honour of sb./sth.:

出于对……的敬意

A ceremony was held in honour of those killed in battle.

为纪念阵亡将士,举行了一次仪式。

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8. vain:

①. adj.“徒劳的、白费功夫的”

All our work was vain (in vain).

我们的工作全都白干了。

It is vain to resist.

反抗是没有用的。

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“徒劳、白辛苦”

②. in vain:

He tried to save his son from drowning, but in vain.

He tried in vain to memorize the poem.

他怎么背都没办法把那首诗背出来。

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9. determine/ decide

①. determine:

常用于以下结构中:

determine to do sth.

= be determined to do sth.

决定做某事

determine + that-clause决心

vt./vi. “决定、决心”

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(should + 动词原形)

= be determined + that-clause

determine on

= be determined on

“决定、决心”后接 n./pron./-ing

We are determined on starting out early.

= We are determined on an early start.

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②. decide:

decide sth.

decide to do sth.

make a decision to do sth.

make up one's mind to do sth.

决定、决心做某事

decide + that-clause

(should + 动词原形)

vt.“决心、决定、断定”其后接名词/代词/不定式/从句 ;

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We must decide our own future.

我们必须决定自己的前途。

They decided to move to New York immediately.

We decided that we should widen the road.

我们决定拓宽这条路。

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Homework

1. Search more related information about Atlanta.

2. Remember the new words and phrases in this passage.