Module4 Sandstorms in Asia
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What is happening?
Sandstorm, thick wind, blow, desertification

What are the cyclists and the walkers wearing and why?
Masks, glasses, hoods(风帽)

What do you think happen to traffic in this situation? Why?
People drive slowly. Because it is not clear to see everything.



Sandstorms in Asia





1. What are sandstorms? Sandstorms are strong, dry winds that carry sand. 2. Where do sandstorms occur often? Central Asia, North America, Central Africa and Australia. 3. Why have sandstorms increased in China? Sandstorms appear to have increased in recent years as a result of desertification. 4. Who appear in this text? Ren Jianbo and HuangXiao mei. 5. When sandstorms happen, what the weather look like? We will see an orange sky and strong winds that cover the city in a thick, brown-yellow dust. 6.How can the sandstorms be prevented? A mass campaign has been started to help solve it and the government is planting trees.

Careful reading

Sandstorms begin in desert _____. Sandstorms ______ ___have _____ areas appear to increased ___ ___ _____ ___ desertification, which happens when as a result of land becomes desert _______ ___ climate changes and because because of people____ ____ trees and ___ ___ grass. cut down dig up Ren Jianbo described a _______ sandstorm he experienced : “It __________ terrible was the most __________and the most_________ situation.” Huang frightening dangerous Xiaomwei says,“__ __ ______ in a sand storm is __________. It is To be cycling frightening difficult to breathe in the strong wind.” Citizens ____ ___ to an _____ ______ wake up orange cover thick ___________ sky and strong winds that _____ the city in a ____, brown-yellow dust. In that situation, traffic moves ____ ______because the thick dust _____ very slowly makes it difficult advise not to ______ ___ _______to see. Weather experts _______ people ___ __ go would out when a sandstorm arrives. If you want to go out, you ______ better wear _____ _____ a mask. tried many ways ____ mass Scientist have _____ _____ ______to solve the problem and a _____ campaign has been started. To _______ it _______ nearer, the prevent coming ________ government is planting trees and plans to continue planting for the _______ next five years.

1. mass adj. 大规模的 n. 团,块,堆 a mass of =masses of 许多,大量 许多, the masses 群众 大型战役

a mass campaign

a mass of clouds /hot air

一团云/一团热气 一团云 一团热气

2.be caught in 被困于…,碰到 被困于 碰到… 碰到 He was late for work yesterday afternoon because he was caught in the traffic jam. 因为交通堵塞,他昨天下午上班迟到了。 因为交通堵塞,他昨天下午上班迟到了。 He was once caught in a snowstorm for several days. 他曾经在暴风雪中困了好几天。 他曾经在暴风雪中困了好几天。

3. appear v. 1)出现,出版,发行 )出现,出版, His book will appear in the bookshop next week. 他的书下星期在书店发行 A smile appeared on his face when he heard the good news. 当他听到这个好消息,脸上露出了笑脸。 当他听到这个好消息,脸上露出了笑脸。 2) 看起来,似乎。 系动词 看起来,似乎。 She appeared very tired. 她看起来很累。 她看起来很累。 She appears to want to leave. 她似乎想离开。 她似乎想离开。

Prevent somebody from doing, stop somebody from doing, keep somebody from doing


Note: keep sb. from doing 中from 不可以省略,因为 不可以省略,因为keep sb. doing
意为:让某人一直做某事。其他两个词组中from省略后意思不变 意为:让某人一直做某事。其他两个词组中 省略后意思不变 I’m sorry to keep you waiting so long. 很抱歉让你等这么久。 很抱歉让你等这么久。 We must keep him from complaining all day. 我们必须阻止他整天抱怨。 我们必须阻止他整天抱怨。

Group work

I will divide you into two groups. I will choose one director from each group. The director chooses a journalist, an expert in weather, an official in the government, Ren Jianbo, Huang Xiaomei and a citizen in the sandstorm from your group after discussing with your classmates. Then the director film an interview.

Write a passage on how to protect our environment.