Module 1 Europe 一提及景色壮美的阿尔卑斯山，闻名遐迩的伦敦桥， 雅典神庙……我们就被带往那一片富饶且充满生机与活力 的沃土——欧洲。但是，你了解欧洲吗？就让我们通过下 面这篇短文去了解一下吧！ Europe is one of the seven traditional continents of the Earth, the world's secondsmallest continent in terms of area, covering an area of about 10,160,000 square kilometers or 2% of the Earth's surface. Of all European countries, Russia is the largest by both area and population, while the Vatican is the smallest. Europe is the third most populous continent after Asia and Africa with a population of about 728,000,000 (2011) or about 11% of the world's population. Europe is the birthplace of western culture. European nations played an important role in global affairs from the 16th century onwards, especially after the beginning of colonization. By the 17th and 18th centuries, European nations controlled most of Africa, America, and large part of Asia. World War Ⅰ and World War Ⅱ led to a decline in European dominance in world affairs. In Europe, there're many great cities. And in this module, we'll learn a lot about them and they'll impress us deeply. 1．global affairs 2．colonization n. 3．decline n. 4．dominance n. 全球事务 殖民 下降，减少 统治，支配 1．Why does the writer write the text? ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ 2．Which two continents have a larger population than Europe? ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ 【答案】 1.To introduce Europe to us. 2．Asia and Africa.