Unit8 lesson1 Adventure Holidays
By the end of this period,you will be able to
1. find the specific information about Adventure 2000.
2. to identify paragraph topics in a reading text.
3. to distinguish between and use state and Activity verbs. Resource used
Students may have difficulty understanding the concept of State verbs and use them in the
1. Leading in
T: What’s this?
S: It’s Journey to the West.
T: Is it an adventure?
S: Yes, it is.
T: Because it is full of danger. If you have holidays, Do you want to try Adventure Holidays?
T: How do you usually spend your holiday?
Do you want to go travelling, go climbing ,go to the amusement parks, go surfing, stay at home,
watch TV. or go hiking?
If you go hiking and climb the Himalayas, will it be exciting? 2. Pre-reading
Read the words together
• Adventure desert Canoe safari
• Hike presenter major wild
• Tiring take off raft
• organization uncomfortable route porter
• luggage accommodation hostel
• maximum altitude extra optional
• differ footprint anxious right now 3. First Reading
Listen to the tape and match the paragraphs with the topics.
experience of a hike
organization of hikes
difficulty of hikes
prices and dates
4. Second reading
Read the text again and answer the questions. Para. 1
Why do you think people would like to go on this trip? They are looking for new, exciting holiday experiences. Para. 2
What is the reality of hiking holidays? Why does the organization use guides with a lot of experience?
Which of the following are not the flights the organization offers? A. from Beijing to Lhasa
B. from London to Tibet
C. from Lhasa to London
D. from London to Beijing
Why does the company offer optional tours? Because some people may not want to go straight home afterwards.
Why do people going on this trip need to be fit? Because it is a Class A hike with walks of up to 8 hours a day and a maximum altitude of
What are the advantages of Adventure 2000?
There are …
cooks and porters
good travel arrangements
5. The third reading
Read the text again and find out the following words and expressions.
• 沿着山路跋涉 walk along a mountain path
• 珠穆朗玛峰 Mount Qomolangma
• 在地平线上 on the horizon
• 到达营地 arrive at the camp
• 欣赏日落 watch the sun go down
• ……好吃极了 …taste fantastic
• 和……讨论 talk with
• 想有这样的经历look for experiences like this Para 2
• 长途跋涉旅行 hiking holidays
• 跋涉旅行者的需要 the needs of hikers
• 多年带领跋涉旅行者旅行的经验 have several years of experience in leading
• 最佳路线 best routes
• 最佳宿营地 best places to camp
• 除了…还 as well as
• 搬运行李 carry the luggage
• 尽情享受 simply enjoy the experience
• 旅游安排 travel arrangements
• 安排所有航班 organise all the flights
• 拉萨 Lhasa
• 西藏 Tibet
• 食宿 accommodation
• 青年旅店 hostel
• 单双人帐篷 one-or two-person tents
• 直接回家 go straight home
• 中国西部之旅 a trip to Western China
• 宁愿…… prefer to do…
• 特殊服务 special offers
• A类跋涉旅行 Class A hike
• 步行6，8小时walks of 6-8 hours
• 最高海拔 maximum altitude
• 每组最多15人Maximum group size is 15 people. 6. Language points
?.watch the sun go down V+ object + V look at ,see ,notice ,watch ,observe e.g. I saw them play football yesterday. e.g. The police observed the man entering\enter the bank.
?. straight (adj.) 径直的不间断的直线进行；不偏斜的(
a straight route.直达路线 直接的,直截了当的；直率的(
a straight person \ answerstraight (adv.) : 直地；径直地
Eg. The train goes there straight. He went straight from school to university.
?. Prefer (比较)喜欢；宁愿(选择)
1) prefer (sb.) to do sth. 更喜欢？某人，做…
prefer (sb.) not to do sth. 宁愿？某人，不……
e.g. At this moment, they prefer not to talk about this question.
I prefer you to be in charge of this experiment.
2) prefer to do sth. rather than do sth. ;
prefer doing sth. to doing sth.
e.g. I prefer to walk rather than (to) go by bike.
Jim prefers playing football to playing basketball.
3) prefer + that从句(用于表达某人的愿望！从句用过去时或 (should) do 结构
e.g. She preferred that we had (should have) the discussion after class. 7. Ex. :
In the text , the following are only simple tenses:
understand, know, realise, believe, mean, want, like, prefer, need. In the text , the following are simple and continuous tenses: arrive, watch, talk, feel, prefer, carry
Compare the verbs. Does the verb mean the same in both sentences. 1. a) All our guides have several years’ experience in leading treks in the Himalayas.
(have = )
b) You are having a hot cup of tea.
(have = )
2. a) You are feeling tired.
(feel = )
b) At Adventure 2000 we feel that we understand the needs of hikers.
(feel = ) 3.a)We also think that good travel arrangements are important.
(think = )
b) You are thinking about how far there is to go.
Which of the sentences cannot be changed into the Present Continuous? a) The coffee tastes awful.
b) We have breakfast very early.
c) She thinks she is the best.
d) They feel they need more time.
e) I have a splitting headache.
f) She thinks about her mother a lot.
Which of these expressions can be used in both the Present Continuous and Present Simple,
and which only in the Present Simple?
have a shower, play football,
think about, know, look awful, want, see the boss, like, sound interesting, watch TV, believe,
taste good, look at
Student A : you would like some information about Adventure 2000. Student B: you work for Adventure 2000. Try to persuade Student A to go on the trip.