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.
interpret meaning from context
request / explain reasons
express fears / worries
criticize / respond to criticism
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 positiveActivity 3 Ecological Disaster
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)