Places 1.Objective: [əb'dʒektiv] Talking about places
2. Basic words post office邮电局
police station 警察局
botanic garden 植物园[bə'tænik]
subway station 地铁站
swimming pool 游泳池
drug store 药店
department store 百货商店
railway station 火车站
3！New Words: top ten famous places in China
the Palace Museum>
the West Lake
terra-cotta figures; soldier and horse figures
Terra Cotta Warriors
Famous places in Wuhan
Yellow Crane Tower
First Bridge over the Yangtse River
4！Listening to the audio and Fill in the blanks:
A wants to learn something about Denmark.
A: Julie, you are from__ Denmark ____, aren’t you?
A: Please tell me something____about your country____. B: Fine. Denmark is a constitutional monarchy in Northwestern Europe.
A:__how many___people_ are there ____?
B: Not many. In __1996___, it was estimated at a little over __5__ million __
A: What is the land like?
B: The surface of the Danish mainland is generally low; the average elevation is about 30
meters above sea level.
A: And the_____ climate __?
B: It has a temperate maritime climate. The mean temperature in summer is about 16?;
and in winter,___abourt 0?__.
A:____Does_it _rain a lot there?
B: Yes. the average annual rainfall is about 610mm. A: Do they speak fluently in ___ English ____as you ? B: Not everyone. The official language is Danish, and many Danes also speak English as
A: Oh, English is really a popular language in the whole world.
The second listening:
WANGYING: My favorite city in our country is Beijing. It’s _an old city _______ with
many places of interest. It’s one of _the best places___________ for tourism. You should go to the Great Wall. It’s _very exciting_________. Oh, you shouldn’t miss the Forbidden
City. It’s _____very interesting_______. By the way, you should try Peking duck. A trip to Beijing ___without____the dish____ is tasteless. You could go there __either___by train___by air_________.
LIMING: well, my favorite city is Shanghai. It’s a modern city and _____a trade
center________. It’s one of the best places______for shopping_____. You name it, and you’ll ___find it______. Of course, there are _many places____________ worth visiting. You should spend a morning at the Bund. It has ________a nice view_________. Then you can go to the People’s Square and visit the Shanghai Museum there, and you
shouldn’t miss the Grand Theater. They are ____really beautiful________. Oh, you can go to the Yu Garden, and should try some snacks there. I’m sure you’ll _like
them____________. You can visit the city of Shanghai anytime. The weather is ___always nice_____.
Yellow Crane Tower
Bordering on the Yangtze River and crouching on the top of the Snake Hill, the Yellow Crane Tower is one of the three most famous towers on the south bank of the Yangtze River. (the other two are Yueyang Tower in Hunan and Tengwang Tower in Jiangxi)
First built in 223 AD, the tower has a history of over 1700 years. It is not only an important scenic spot, but also a symbol of "piping times of peace" in people's minds. Scholars in the past dynasties wrote hundreds of poems and scores of writings in praise of the magnificent Yellow Crane Tower. The legend about the tower has become a bright pearl of the Chinese literature.
Rebuilt in 1985, the Yellow Crane Tower Park occupies a hilly area and consists of towers, pavilions and corridors, forming an architecture complex and a garden complex of man--made and natural scenery. It has become the symbol of Wuhan for its long history, its magnificent outlook and its imposing architectural style.
Guiyuan Temple, situated on Cuiwei Street, is one of the four biggest temples for Buddhist meditation in Hubei as well as an important Buddhist temple in China. It was first built in the early Qing dynasty (1644-1911) by two monks - Baiguang and Zhufeng. Guiyuan Temple has survived more than 300 hundred years of repeated cycles of prosperity and decline, and is the leading temple in Wuhan with prosperous public worship, flourishing Buddhist ceremony and many pilgrims. The temple was destroyed and rebuilt many times during the course of its history. Covering an area of 46,900 square meters with a floor space of 20,000 square meters, the temple mainly consists of Daxiongbaodian Hall, Arhat Hall, Sutra Collection Pavilion, etc. Guiyuan Temple is famous not only for spreading Buddhism throughout the whole country, but also for its perfect architecture, excellent sculpture and rich collection of Buddhist doctrine among the Buddhist temples. In 1956 Guiyuan Temple was listed as a preserved antiques unit of Hubei province and in 1983, it was appointed as one of the key Buddhist temple of Han nationality district in China by the State Council.
The East Lake is the pride and joy of the people of Wuhan.
Millions of residents here get a lot of fun out of going for a walk along the lakeside in spring, swimming in summer, appreciating sweet laurel in autumn and admiring plum in winter.
The lake covers 33 square kilometers and stretches far into the distance. Ancient pagodas and temples scattered in 34 verdant hills around the lake make the scenic spot more historic and imposing. All the six areas of the East Lake have in common green hills, clear waters, an abundance of woods and typical style of Chu Culture. Perhaps you'll enjoy yourself most in two of them----Tingtao Pavilion and Moshan Hill.
Willows dance gracefully and water lily sleeps deeply around Tingtao Pavilion, a three-storey palace building, in front of which the grand and lifelike statue of Qu Yuan is looking up at the sky and sighing sadly at the subjugation of Chu.
On the east side of the lake towers aloft Moshan Hill, where the city of Chu has been set up according to the legend that Zhaolie, King of the Chu State laid an altar and worshiped Heaven there. The imposing Chutian Tower symbolizes the power and prosperity of the ancient State of Chu.
Among all kinds of flowers, plum, lotus and cassia are of great reputation. The National Plum and Lotus Research Centre is set up here. The East Lake used to be a private farm several decades ago. In 1950 the farm was turned into a scenic spot. The government provided an enormous financial support to start. In 1982 the East Lake was rated by the State Council as one of the first group of national key resorts. It receives more than two millions tourists a year.