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[日期:2019-05-22] 来源:英语教研组  作者:陈正华 [字体: ]

Module 8 Unit 2 The universal language 

 Reading  Turandot in Beijing

By chen zhenghua

Learning objectives

 1. Master the skills of reading a review of an opera.

 2. Know some background knowledge about opera Turandot and the history of music.

 3. Improve the ability of reading , listening ,speaking and writing.

Learning procedures:

Autonomous learning from objectives setting

Step1. Finish Part A on Page 18.

Step2. Choose the best answer according to the text.

1) How many performances of Turandot were performed in the Forbidden City in  Beijing?   

A. Eight.      B. Seven.      C. One.      D. Not mentioned.

2) When was Turandot staged in Beijing?

    A. In 1924.      B. In the twenty first century.  C. In the 1990s.  D. In 1998.

  3) What does the writer mean by saying “there could not be a more awesome setting”?

    A. The weather was perfect for an outdoor performance.

    B. She felt that the audience could almost feel the history.

    C. There were decorated screen covered with red and gold.

    D. Turandot was born in the Forbidden City.

  4) Why was Turandot angry when Calaf was able to answer her questions?

  A. Because Turandot found her questions were too easy.

     B. Because Turandot was drunk with (醉心于) power and she wanted to show her

      nobleness.

    C. Because Turandot didn’t hope anyone could answer her questions, and then she

      could avoid marriage.

    D. Because Calaf was poor, Turandot didn’t want to marry him.

  5) Which of the following sentences is TRUE?

    A. Turandot knew Calaf’s name as Liu told her.

    B. Turandot’s love for Calaf was unconditional.

     C. Calaf said that if Turandot could guess his name by sunset, she had to marry him.

     D. Calaf solved the riddles and won Turandot’s heart at last. 

6) Who completed the world-famous opera Turandot?

    A. Giacomo Puccini.           

B. Puccini’s former student Franco Alfano.

    C. Giacomo Puccini and Franco Alfano. 

D. Kristjan Johannsson from Iceland.

7) What made the production so amazing?

    A. The moving plot of the story.             

B. The splendid setting.

    C. The very best of Western and Chinese talents in music, staging and directing.

    D. The group of people from many countries, the music and the setting.

8) What can you learn from the passage?

  A. Western and Chinese talents’ performance contributes to the spread of Chinese

 culture.

 B. Turandot is a cold-hearted princess, so she doesn’t like anyone including Calaf.

    C. Turandot is drunk with power and she even dares to try and have control over

      her father.

    D. The opera was directed by the well-known Chinese director, Zhang Yimou.

  Step3. Translate the following useful expressions.                     

  1) 被判死刑             

2) 向……求婚             

3) 食言

4) 对……一见钟情                     

5) 演绎了一段经典的三角恋情                       

6) 因……而责备……

7) 喜结良缘     

8) 死于心脏病发作             

9) 把……转变成……

10) 对某人来说可进入的; 可得到的

  Step4. Finish Part E on Page 21.

Interactive learning from trouble shooting

 Step1. Read Reading strategy and tell how a review of an opera is usually  

    organized and then match paragraphs with related information.

    the ______________ information of the opera  __________________ 

    the brief _______________ of the story      __________________

    other information about the performance      ___________________

    the writer’s ______________________      ___________________

  Step2. Read the review again for important information.

Main (1)_________

of the story

Turandot; Calaf; Liu

 

(2)___________

Beijing’s Forbidden City

(3)___________

The story takes on a classic love (4) _______ between Turandot, Calaf and Liu. Liu loves Calaf, but Calaf has fallen in love with Turandot. Because Turandot does not want to get married, she says that anyone who wants to marry her must (5)_______ her three riddles. If the one cannot answer these questions, he will be (6) __________to death.

(7)__________

Zhang Yimou

(8)__________

Zubin Mehta born in India

(9)__________

Sharon Sweet—Turandot;

Barbara Hendricks—Liu;

Kristjan Johannsson—Calaf;

The production (10) ________the very best of Western and Chinese talents.

 

 Step3. Fill in the blanks and analyze the sentence patterns.

 1) Last night, I witnessed the first of only eight performances of Giacomo Puccini’s

  world-famous opera, Turandot, _________ _________ (perform) in the Forbidden City.

2) Just imagine _________(perform) such an opera in the Forbidden Citythere couldn’t be a _______ awesome setting!

3) Instead of a stage curtain, there were ________ (decorate) screens _________ (cover) with red and gold, and traditional Chinese drums were used to announce the start of the opera.

4) The emperor finds the death __________(disturb). However, although he would like _____, he cannot ________ his promise and must allow Turandot to do______ she wishes.

5) _______ (see) this, Calaf says ______ ______ she can guess his name ______ sunrise, she will not have to marry him, but can have him ________ (kill).

6) Calaf’s father and Liu ______ ______ ______ (see) __________ (accompany) Calaf, so Turandot seizes Calaf’s father and Liu, and demands that they (______) _______ (tell) her Calaf’s name or they will be beaten.

  She demands that he ___________(leave).

  However, Zhu Yingtai’s parents demand that she ___________ (marry) another man. (Part E L9--10)

7) ________ (want) to protect the father, Liu claims that she alone knows the name, but resists _________ (tell) Turandot.

8) When _________ becomes evident _________ happened, Calaf scolds Turandot for ______ ________ (not be) more merciful. 

 9) The production combined the very best of Western and Chinese talents.

 very 在本句中修饰good 的最高级形式best; very 常用于_________________

 前或用于___________________________之前, 以加强语气(完全地, 真正地)。

  1) 把最好的酒拿出来,迈克要来吃饭。

    Bring out your _________________________.Michael’s coming to dinner.

  2) 他们同时想到了完全一样的主意。

  They had _________________________ at the same moment.

   very adj. __________________ 

  This is ______________________________(这正是我要找的书).

10. The ________ (bring) together of this group of people from many countries, the   

  music, and the grand ________ (set) are clearly the key components of this ________ 

  (amaze) production.

 11. On the way to her wedding, Zhu Yingtai goes past ______ Liang Shanbo is buried. (Part E)

 Extended learning

 1.What contributes to Turandot’s transformation (转变)?

 2. What is the theme (主题) of the story? How is the theme presented (表现)?

 

Reflective learning from capacity improving

I. Complete the following sentences

 1. 她朝他瞥了一眼。

 She _______  _____  _________ in his direction. 

 2. 法官判这男人十年有期徒刑。

 The judge ___________  the man ________ ten years in prison.

 3. 这工作很费体力。

  The work is physically ________________(adj.).

 4. Although she was a little girl, she d_________ to go camping alone at night.

 5. 她责备她儿子的行为。

 She ________ her son _______his behavior.

 6. 我看见他正被人用担架抬走。

 I saw him _________ __________ _______ on a stretcher.

 7. 我从来没有看见过比这更漂亮的花园。

 I have never seen ___  _______ beautiful garden than this one.

 II. Multiple choice

1. I have no choice but ___. 

A. to wait  B. wait  C. waiting    D. to be waiting

2. The teacher came to the classroom and demanded _________ what had happened.

A. his students to tell him    B. being told   

C. telling him             D. to be told

3. Our homework is to copy the new words and _____ the text.

A. to recite      B. reciting          C. recite      D. is reciting

5. ____ the rate of unemployment is high, the rate of crime is high as well.

A. /          B. There        C. Where         D. Where there

6. ____ those who cannot answer all three riddles will be sentenced to death means ____ few men would dare to ask for her hand in marriage.

A. /; that      B. That; /        C. What; that      D. That; which

7. ---Mr. Stevenson is great to work for.

  ---I really couldn't ask for a______ boss.

  A. better           B. good           C. best             D. still better

8. He_________ go there. Which of the following statements is NOT true?

A. dare not          B. dared not      C. dares not to    D. does not dare

III. Revision

Turandot is an o________ that tells the story of a s_______ and cruel Chinese princess named Turandot, who lives in the Forbidden City. To avoid m___________, she says that any p____________ husband must answer three riddles correctly or will be c_____________ to death. Calaf, a prince, f________ in love with her at first s_________ and decides to s________ the riddles. Meanwhile, he meets Liu, who is a s________ of his father and e____________ her love for Calaf. Calaf answers the riddles but Turandot doesn’t want to keep her p___________. Seeing this, Calaf says if she can guess his name by s________, she will not have to marry him. To get the answer, Turandot s________ Calaf’s father and Liu. Liu kills herself to protect the father. But before the d__________, Calaf tells Turandot his name and also wins her affection. At the end of the story, the prince and princess u________ in marriage, and the whole city c___________ their happiness. An opera company s__________ the opera in Beijing in the 1990s. The first performance was staged inside the F__________ City. The a_________ production c___________ the very best of Western and Chinese talents. 

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