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Unit 11 The Media Lesson 1 World news

Unit 11 The Media Lesson 1 World news


Unit 11 The Media Lesson 1 World News
北师大版 Unit 11

Do you care about what’s going on in the world?
What areas of the world are often in the news at the moment ?

The issue about nuclear problem between Iran and the USA.

The bombing in Iraq

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Do you know what happened on July 5,2005?

Have you heard of G8?
the United States

Canada Russi a

Japan

Franc e Germany
Britain

Italy

Listening and reading
First listen to part 1. Then read the articles and answer these questions.

1.What does “G8” stand for? 2. Which nations are in the“G8”? 3. Why is this year’s meeting unusual? 4. What are some of the major problems in Africa? 5. How can the G8 nations help Africa’s poorest countries?

1. What does “G8” stand for? The world’s wealthiest nations. 2. Which nations are in the “G8”? the United States, France, Britain, Germany, Japan, Italy, Canada and Russia.

3. Why is this year’s meeting unusual?

Because the topic of Africa will be discussed in detail this year.

4. What are some of the major problems in Africa? Many people cannot get the water, clothing, housing, electricity or education they need. Another problem is AIDS.

No water! No crops! No food!

This is the result of no water.

No clothing

No housing

Against Aids

5. How can the G8 nations help Africa’s poorest countries? They can cancel the debt of the poorest countries.

What event else happened in 2005?

http://sports.sina.com.cn/o/2005-07-06/20441652605.shtml

6. What important news were London people reacting to at lunchtime on July 6, 2005?

7. How were they reacting to this news?
8. Why did this news have historical importance?

6. What important news were London people reacting to at lunchtime on July 6, 2005?

The announcement of the name of the city to host the 2012 Olympic Games

7. How were they reacting to this news?

The news was celebrated by crowds in the streets

8. Why did this news have historical

importance?

Because now London has the
distinction of being the first city

to host the event three times.

Read the text again

True or False

1.G8 stands for eight presidents of the world’s wealthiest nations. F 2.The Group of Eight will be reformed this year. F 3.G8 has decided to cancel the debt of Africa.

F

4.At 12:45 UK time today London’s name has been announced twice.

F

5. The topic of the meeting of G8

T is about Africa. 6. Prince William in New Zealand ask the British to celebrate activities for the news. F
7. Paris is London’s strongest competitor in hosting the 2012 Olympic Games.

T

Homework
Writing Write a short 100– word news report about World Cup for a

local newspaper.

Thanks for attending!!


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