Period 1
Module 4 Sandstorms in Asia
Introduction Reading & Vocabulary

Introduction-1. Vocabulary (5m) Use the words in Activity 1, Page 31 to fill the blank.

People arefr_ig_h_t_e_n_e_d_ in the sandstorm.
Sometimes the sand
can_b_u_ry__the whole building.

This is a_s_a_n_d_s_to_r_m__. It hasl_a_s_te_d__for ten hours and was very___fr_ig_h_t_e_n_in_g__.
The wind is_b_l_o_w_in_g__the sand high around the house.

Introduction-2. Answering (5m) Answer the questions with the help from Activity 2, Page31.
1.Where do sandstorms begin?
Sandstorms begin in desert areas.
2. What causes deserts? Deserts are created by climate changes. And it is also because people cut down trees and dig up grass.
3. How does the sandstorm affect different places? Sandstorms from Asia have blown across the Pacific Ocean to America.
4. What differences between sandstorms in different areas? The inland region has more sandstorms than the one near the sea.

Reading & Vocabulary-1.Pre-reading (5m)
Look at the photo. Answer the questions.
Answers: 1. There is a sandstorm blowing. 2. They’ve wearing hoods, masks and
glasses to protect themselves. 3. It moves very slowly. Because it is not
clear to see everything on the road and people must take great care. 4. Stay at home.

Reading & Vocabulary -2.Intensive-reading(8m) read the passage , and get the main ideas of each part.
1. Sandstorms have been a major disaster for many Asia countries for a long time.
2. The winds in sandstorm can sometimes be strong enough to move and dunes; When Ren Jiabao was in Inner Mongolia he experience a terrible sandstorm in desert.
3. Sandstorm in China appear to have increased in resent years as a result of “desertification”

3. Cutting down trees and digging up grass can cause the climate to change make the land become desert.
4. Traffic moved very slowly as the thick dust makes it difficult to see.
5. What the government do to prevent the desert coming near.

Reading & Vocabulary -3.Exercise (5m) Finish the
exercise at Activity 2, Page 33.
Answers: 1. _cy_cle_(_v_) __ 2. _ex_pe_rt____ 3. p_ro_c_es_s ___ 4. c_iti_ze_n____ 5. _du_st_____ 6. _su_rv_ive____ 7. _fo_rec_a_st___ 8. _sit_ua_tio_n___

Reading & Vocabulary –4.Exercise (5m) Finish the exercise at Activity 3, Page 33.
1. _B____ 2. _B____ 3. _A____ 4. _A____

Reading & Vocabulary –5. Exercise (6m) Finish the the exercise at Activity 4, Page13.
1. prevent you (from) seeing the sun / strong enough to move sand dunes.
2. he experienced a terrible sandstorm. 3. because of desertification. 4. cause deserts and sand-storms to increase. 5. the thick dust makes it difficult to see / the
drivers cannot see clearly. 6. prevent the desert coming nearer.

Collect more information on Internet about one of the problems that caused by sandstorm.

Period 2
Module 4 Sandstorms in Asia
Grammar 1 Culture corner

Grammar 1 -1. Observation(3m)
1. I’m glad to meet you. 2. She invited me to attend the meeting. 3. The boy is old enough to go to school.
to + 动词原形表示主动

Grammar 1 - 2. Observation (3m)
1. There was nothing to be done. 2. I’d like to be told what’s going on. 3. Nothing is allowed to be taken out of the
reading room.
to be +动词的过去分词表示被动。 不定式一般式所表示的动作通常与谓语 所表示的动作或状态同时发生,或在它 之后发生。

Grammar 1 - 3. Observation (3m)
1. To be cycling in a sandstorm is frightening. 2. They pretended to be working hard when their
boss passed them.
to be + 动词ing; 不定式进行式表示动作正在进行,与谓语动词 表示的动作同时发生。

Grammar 1 -4. Observation (3m)
1. I’m the only person in my family to have been in a sandstorm.
2. He is not likely to have got my letter.
to have + 动词的过去分词

Grammar 1 -5. Observation(3m)
1. To have been caught in a sandstorm is a terrible experience.
2. The room was said to have been cleaned.
to + have been + 过去分词; 不定式完成式所表示的动作在谓语动词所 表示的动作之前发生。

Grammar 1 -6.Exercise (5m)
finish the exercise at Activity 2, Page 34.
1. It is dangerous to be traveling during a sandstorm.
2. Experts hope to learn more about the movement of thunderstorms.
3. We were told not to leave the house.
4. The work on the house needs to be completed (the work) by the end of the week.
5. Most houses seem to have been destroyed by the storm.

Grammar 1 -7.Exercise (5m)
Finish the exercise at Activity 3, P24. Answers:
1. It is frightening to be working in the road in a sandstorm. I hope I reach home soon.
2. Experts hope to learn more about the movement of sandstorms.
3. I’d like to be told about the situation before now. 4. The work needs to be completed by the end of the
week. 5. My father was out of the city when the sandstorm
came. He was very glad to have missed it. 6. The building has to be finished by the end of the
year. 7. To see a real sandstorm was very frightening.

Grammar 1 -8.Correction (5m) Correct the mistakes in these sentences.
1. There are still a lot to have be done about t
2. We should to recycle rubbish , not burn it.
3. We need develop better public transport in
4. The wind is strong enough blow the sand a
the Pacific Ocean.
5. Some counties are trying save the forests

Culture corner-1.Reading(8m) Read the passage ,then answer the following questions.
1. How do countries in Europe try to improve the environment?
2. What does The Green Movement do?
3. What else shall we do to improve the environment?

? Exchange your idea about the grammar we have learnt today.
? Finish the related exercises on WB.

Period 3
Module 4 Sandstorms in Asia
Listening & Vocabulary Grammar 2
Everyday English

Listening & Vocabulary –1. Vocabulary (5m) Look at the pictures , and see what words you
will think of?
__p_o_l_lu_t_io_n____ e_n_v_ir_o_n_m__e_n_t ___atm__o_s_p_h_e_re______

Listening & Vocabulary–2. Exercise (3m) Finish the exercise at Activity 1, Page 35.
Answers: 1. __a_tm__o_sp_h_e_re 2. __d_a_m_a_g_e__ 3. __c_h_e_m_ic_a_l_ 4. __e_n_v_iro_n_m__ent 5. __m_e_l_t ____ 6. __re_c_y_c_le___ 7. __c_a_rb_o_n_d_i_oxide 8. __th_e__P_o_le_s_ 9. __g_a_rb_a_g_e__ 10._p_o_l_lu_ti_o_n__

Listening & Vocabulary– 3.Numbering (4m) Listen to the tape and finish Activity 2. Then talk
about the relationship between them.
Answers: 1.E 2.D 3.C 4.B 5.A

Listening & Vocabulary - 4. Answering (3m) Listen to the tape , then finish the exercise at Activity 3,
Page 35.
Answers: 1. The climate 2. New York and Shanghai. 3. Because pollution is stopping the sun’s heat
leaving the atmosphere. 4. Carbon dioxide from cars. 5. There is less oxygen and more carbon dioxide
in the atmosphere. 6. Optimistic.

Listening & Vocabulary – 5. Extraexercises (15m) Listen to the tape, then fill
the blank.
Int: David, what do you see as the main problems with the e_nv_ir_on_m_en_t ______?
D.U: Well, _in_a_nu_ts_he_ll______, the most ___ur_ge_nt_ problem of all is the _c_lim_a_te____. The world’s climate seems to be getting warmer.
Int: We’ve seena_lo_t o_f e_v_ide_n_ce_________ of that, haven’t we? _H_ot_te_r ___ summers, _w_a_rm_e_r ___ winters, that kind
of thing.

Listening & Vocabulary – 5. Extraexercises (15m) Listen to the tape, then fill
the blank.
D.U: Yes, we have. Also, scientists have found that the ice at the Poles is beginning to ___m_e_lt _. Int: We’ve heard that too. Is that really happening? D.U: Yes, I’m afraid it is. Ad __a_t s_o_m_eti_m_e ______ in the
future, the ice may melt c_om_p_le_te_ly______. Then it’s possible that the sea could rise and __c_o_as_ta_l c_iti_es_____ like New York and Shanghai could disappear under water.

Listening & Vocabulary – 5. Extra-exercises Listen to the tape, then fill the blank.

John: It sounds very __fri_gh_te_ni_ng______. D.U: I couldn’t agree with you more. It’s _s_ca_r_y ___!

Int: Can you explain why the climate’s getting


D.U: Well, I’ll do my best! It’s _p_o_llu_tio_n_____ that’s the

problem. Gases from cars enter the

____a_tm_o_s_ph_e_re__ and __s_top__ the sun’s heat from

____le_av_in_g_ the

atmosphere. And factories

____g_iv_e _ou_t _ chemicals that do the same thing. So

____as_a_r_es_u_lt _, the climate is getting warmer.

Listening & Vocabulary – 5. Extraexercises Listen to the tape, then
fill the blank.
John: Int: From _w_ha_t I_u_nd_e_rs_ta_nd__________, carbon dioxide from cars is a major problem. D.U: You’re absolutely right. Carbon dioxide is the gas
that does most d_am_a_g_e _____ to the atmosphere. But we have a problem with trees too.

Listening & Vocabulary – 5. Extra-exercisesListen to the tape, then fill the blank.
You see, treesgiv_e_o_ut_____ oxygen antadke _in______ carbon dioxide. So they’re very useful becausuese tuhpey _______ the carbon dioxide. Int: I know what you’re going to say. We’re _cu_tt_ing_____
_d_o_wn____ all the trees. D.U: Yes, we cut them down because we need the land
and because we use the wood for paper and _fu_rn_itu_re_____. That leaves more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

Listening & Vocabulary – 5. Extra-exercisesListen to the tape, then fill the blank.
Int: It’s a terrible _s_itu_a_tio_n____. D.U: Yes, and another problem isall the garbage _______________
that we produce. We burn a lot of garbage, and once again, the gases pollute the atmosphere. That situation couldn’t be worse, really.

Listening & Vocabulary – 5. Extra-exercises Listen to the tape, then fill the blank.
Int: We should _re_c_yc_le_____ garbage, not burn it. D.U: Of course we should. Int: It’s strange, we know all this, and yet we do
_n_ot_hi_ng_b_u_t t_alk_a_b_ou_t _____________ it. I can’t help but feel vcoenrceyrn_ed_____________. D.U: Yes, well, it is _w_or_ry_ing_______. But governments are beginning to do something about it. I don’t think
it’s too late.

Grammar2– 1.Exercises (4m) Finish the exercises
at Activity 1, Page 36.
1.A 2.B and C 3.the infinitive without “to”

Grammar 2–2.Observation (3m)

Finish the following exercises

1. I was watching an interesting TV program about

how to make dinners last night when electricity

was out, and I couldn’t ___ to the bed.

A. but going

B. help but to go

C. help going

D. choose but go

2. ___ in a heavy rain, Robert fell ill and couldn’t but

___ for a leave.

A. Caught, to ask

B. Catching, ask

C. Catching, to ask

D. Caught, ask

cannot but + V.(动词原形); do but + V. (动 词原形)

cannot help / choose but + V. ( 动词原形)

Grammar 2– 3.Observation(3m)

Finish the following exercises

1. He does nothing but ___ta_l_k_____(talk).

2. The man could do nothing but ___w_a_it____ (wait).

3. We have no choice but __to__w_a_it____ (wait).

4. They want nothing but __t_o_s_u_c_c_e_e_d___ (succeed).

— How did you spend your weekend, Joe?

— I didn’t find anything interesting for me ___ some

washing instead of my mother.

A. but did

B. but do

C. but doing

D. but to do

如果主动词是do的任一形式的话,but 后面就省略to (有DO就没TO)

Everyday English – 1.Exercise(5m)
1.B 2.A 3.B 4.A 5.A

? Go to the library or surf the Internet to find some information about the environmental we are facing today. Then make a presentation tomorrow.

Period 4
Module 4 Sandstorms in Asia
Function Speaking Writing

Function-1.Matching (5m)

I couldn’t agree with you more. I think you’re absolutely right. I disagree with you all. I am afraid I cannot agree with you. I don’t think so.

agreements disagreements

Function - 2. Exercise (4m) Fill the blank with the phrases we learnt just now.
1. A: We need to plant more trees. B: __I _c_o_u_ld_n_’t_a_g_r_e_e__w_it_h_y_o_u__m_o_r_e_./_I_t_h_in_k_y_o_u_’_re____ _a_b_s_o_l_u_te_l_y_r_ig_h_t_. _
2. I_t_c_o_u__ld_n_’_t_b_e__w_o__rs_e__. _/ _It_’s__a_b_s_o__lu_t_e_ly__h_o_p__e_leTshse.
traffic in this city just doesn’t move. 3. A: People don’t care enough about the environment.
B: __I _c_o_u_ld_n_’t_a_g_r_e_e__w_it_h_y_o_u__m_o_r_e_. _/ _I _th_i_n_k_y_o_u_’r_e____ _a_b_s_o_l_u_te_ly__ri_g_h_t._______
4. __I_t _c_o_u_ld_n_’t_b_e__w_o_r_s_e_. _/ _It_’s_a_b_s_o_l_u_te_l_y_h_o_p_e_le_s_s_.__I can’t see anything. There’s sand everywhere.

Speaking 1 - 1. Description (6m) How do you describe a terrible experience? Some people must put on a mask and cycled to work in the sandstorm, what do they see and how do they feel about the sandstorm.
Ren Jiabao: terrible, be caught in, nothing to be done, survive, disappear
Beijing citizens : wake up to, strong winds, cover
the city in a thick, brown-yellow
dust, move slowly Huang Xiaowei: cycling in a sandstorm,
frightening, strong winds, difficult to breathe, make me ill, wear a mask

Speaking 1 - 2. Role-play (5m)
?Two reporters:
(1) Ask citizens questions about their experience and feelings.
(2) Ask experts about the cause, the danger and the measures.
?Group One: Citizens. Experience and feelings.
?Group Two: Experts. Cause, danger and measures. Note: More interesting questions are welcome.

Speaking 2 – 1. Discussion (5ms) Do you know they can pollute the environment?

?ThinkWohfatet nsothluintiognsswweilnl eyeodu to do to improtvaekethief yeonuviarorenmtheent and say WHY. Write cthheamirmdaonwonf. tUhseeGthreeesne structures: We nMeeodvetomdeonts?th

We must do sth

We should do sth

Way I

Way II


e.g. We need to plant more trees.

Writing -1. Discussion (5m)
If you are to write the article describing one environmental problem, how many parts will you include in it? What will you write in each part?

causes & results

people’s attitude


Writing-2. Peer checking and rewriting (15m) Read your
writing to your partner. Check and rewrite your writing according to the following. Then share it with the whole class.
?Are you clear what happen(4Wand H) ?Do you know the writer’s attitude and emotion? ?Are there any good connecting words or phrases? ?Are there any good phrases or sentences? ?Are there any spelling mistakes?

Home work
Working in group, try to make a postcard that encourages people to protect the environment.

Language Date Bank
?Language points for Reading

Language Date Bank
1.Sandstorms have been a major disaster for many Asian countries for centuries. major:主要的,重大的 minor: 次要的 majority: 多数,大部分(n.)
minority: 少数民族
I don’t think that is a major problem.
Mary plays a major role in the game.
I majors in English in the University. (vi主修,专攻)

Language Date Bank
2. A mass campaign has been started to help solve it.
a mass campaign :大规模的运动 campaign: 运动 an anti-smoking campaign an advertising campaign
我们准备开展一场反对污染环境的运动。 We are going to begin a campaign against the pollution of the environment.

Language Date Bank
3. To have been caught in a sandstorm was a terrible experience .
be caught in sth. :被困在…中 to have been caught in a sandstorm 不定式的完成时作主语
Yesterday they were caught in a heavy rain.
He had been caught in a traffic jam. To have been bitten by a dog was not a delightful experience.

Language Date Bank
4. Sandstorms in China appear to have increase in recent years ---.
appear to: 似乎,好象(一般不用进行时态)

He appears to be upset today.

? He seems to be upset today.

My parents appeared to get angry easily yesterday.

e.g Do let your mother know all the truth. She

appears ___ everything.

A. to tell

B. to be told

C. to be telling

D. to have been told

Language Date Bank
5. Citizens wake up to an orange sky and---. wake up to :意识到,发觉 直到参加了工作他才意识到学习的重要性。
He didn’t wake up to the importance of study until he joined in the work. 他还没意识到形势的严峻性。
He didn’t wake up to the seriousness of the situation.

Language Date Bank
6. Because the thick dust makes it difficult to see. make it + adj + to do sth :使… 这里的it是形式宾语,to do sth. 是真正的宾语。 大雨使我们不能按时赶到那。
The heavy rain made it impossible for us to get there on time. 这本书使我们更加容易明白这个问题。
This book makes it easier for us to understand this question.

Language Date Bank- Practice

1. I hope you don’t mind me asking, ____ where


did you buy those shoes?(04 全国)

A. so

B. and

C. yet

D. but

2. Paul had to write a history paper, ____ he

couldn’t find time to do.(04 全国)

A. but

B. so

C. because

D. if



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