八年级人教新目标下册
Unit 3 What were you doing when the UFO arrived?
Reading
bell
flight
Word study
earth playground
hero
I’m a hero. You’re a hero, too.
terrorist 恐怖分子 murder 谋杀 凶杀 谋杀;凶杀 destroy 破坏 毁坏 破坏;毁坏 kill 杀死 致死 杀死;致死
World Trade Center
September 11, 2001
tragedy 悲剧 tusnami[tju:na:mi] 海啸
Section 1 Before You Read
What were you doing when you heard the news?
Liu Xiang won the gold medal at the 2004 Olympics.
Beijing was made host to the 2008 Olympics.
Martin Luther King 马丁?路德 金 (1929-19
  68) 马丁 路德?金 路德 2005年1月16日是美国黑人民权运动领袖马丁 日是美国黑人民权运动领袖马丁? 年 月 日是美国黑人民权运动领袖马丁 路德? 周岁的诞辰。 路德 金75周岁的诞辰。在美国 这一个日子被 周岁的诞辰 在美国, 政府确定为法定节假日。 政府确定为法定节假日。
Section 2 While You Read
People often remember what they were doing when they heard the news of important events in history. In the United States, for example, many people remember what they were doing on April 4, 19
  68. This was one of the most important events in modern American history. On this day, Dr Martin Luther King was killed in the city of Memphis in America. Although some people may not remember who murdered him, they remember what they were doing when they heard about the event.
hear?heard kill 杀死 致死 杀死; murder 谋杀 凶杀 谋杀; hear about 听说
modern 现代的 现代化的 现代的; Memphis 孟菲斯 美国 孟菲斯(美国
田纳西州西南部一城市) 田纳西州西南部一城市
Even the most everyday activities can seem important. Robert Allen is now over
  40. He was just a school student at that time, but he remembers what he was doing when he heard the news. “It was a bright, sunny day.” Robert remembers. “We were having fun in the playground when the bell rang. Our teacher asked us to stop what we were doing and listen. He told us the news: “Dr Martin Luther King died just 10 minutes ago! We couldn’t believe it!” School closed for the day, and Robert and his friends walked home together in silence.
bright 明亮的 发亮的 明亮的;
bell 钟; 铃; 门铃 tell?told close 关闭 silence 寂静 沉默 in silence 静静地 寂静;
playground 运动场 操场 运动场; ring?rang
Dr Martin Luther King’s Murder took place about thirty years ago, before many Americans were born. However, in more recent times, most Americans remember what they were doing when the World Trade Center in New York was destroyed by terrorists. Even the date ? September 11, 2001 ?has meaning to most Americans.
take place 发生 destroy 破坏;毁坏 破坏;
recent 最近的 近来的 最近的; terrorist 恐怖分子
World Trade Center 世界贸易中心 meaning 意思 含义 have meaning to 对…有意义 意思; 有意义
Not all events in history are as terrible as this, of course. Many Americans also say they remember what they were doing when man first walked on the moon on July 20, 19
  69. In more recent history, most Chinese remember what they were doing when Yang Liwei became the first Chinese Astronaut in space. Yang went into space on October 15, 20
  03. His flight around the Earth lasted about 22 hours. When he returned, he became a national hero in China, and became famous all over the world.
not all 并非所有的 as…as 像…… (一 一 样) become?became
flight 航班;班机 航班; earth 地球 hero 英雄
Answer the following questions Read Paragraph 1 : Why do many people remember what they were doing on April 4, 1968?
Because Dr Martin Luther King was killed in the city of Memphis in America on this day.
Read Paragraph 2 : What was Robert Allen doing when he heard the news?
He was having fun in the playground when the bell rang.
Read Paragraph 3 : When was the World Trade Center in New York destroyed by terrorists?
It was on September 11, 20
  01.
Read Paragraph 4 : Why did Yang Liwei become a national hero in China?
Because he was the first Chinese astronaut in space.
Section 3 After You Read
July 20, 1969
Man walked on the moon for the first time.
October 15, 2003
Yang Liwei flew around the Earth.
April 4, 1968
Dr Martin Luther King was murdered.
September 11, 2001
The World Trade Center was destroyed in New York.

  1. Dr Martin Luther King was murdered.
  2. Yang Liwei flew around the Earth.
  3. The World Trade Center March 15, 1979 was destroyed in New York.
  4. Man walked on the moon for the first time. fly?flew October 15, 2003 September 11, 2001 April 4, 1968 July 20, 1969
Section 4 Go For It !
Discussion topic:
? Do you think something good can come out of something terrible? ? How can terrible events bring people together?
下面五个句子组成一个故事, Ⅰ. 下面五个句子组成一个故事 用正确时态 填空并排列好顺序。 填空并排列好顺序。
( 2 )Yasmin (opened/was opening) the window. opened was doing ( 1 )At 8:00 Yasmin (did/was doing) her homework when someone knocked on the window. closed ( 4 )Yasmin quickly (closed/was closing) the window. ( 5 )While she (was sleeping/went to sleep) was sleeping , she dreamed about UFOs. ( 3 )Then some strange looking people (were saying/ said), “We are from Planet Red.” said
Ⅱ. Fill in the blanks with the correct words.
quietly, draw, lie, important, difficult, library, happy, badly, clean, noisily

  1. She spent a evening reading at home. quiet unhappy
  2. He looked quite while hearing the unlucky news. drawing
  3.What was Li Lei when the teacher came in? lying
  4. I found a wallet on the ground on my way home.
  5. ? Is this storybook yours? ? No, it’s the . library’s
noise
  6. Don’t make any .The old man is sleeping.
  7. Lucy did everything much than Lily. worse
  8. Does he know the of studying English? importance
  9. The old woman climbed the mountain with difficulties .
  10. A is a person who sweeps roads every day. cleaner
Ⅲ. 单项选择

  1. Mrs Read, together with her sons, supper at A 7 o’clock yesterday evening. A.was eating C.was eat asleep. A.read; fell C.read; was falling B.was reading; was falling D.was reading; fell B.were eating D.were eat

  2.When she the newspaper, Granny D

  3.The wind was blowing and there was C no in the sky. A.heavy; cloud C.heavily; cloud A.enjoy B.heavy; cloudy D.heavily; cloudy D.is enjoying

  4.Everybody,young or old, visiting the Great Wall. B B.enjoys C.was enjoying
  5. Mid-Autumn Festival is set by the lunar calendar on day of month. D A.the fifteen;the eighth C.fifteen;eight B.the fifteenth;the eight D.the fifteenth;the eighth

  6. ―How heavily it rained this early morning.? ―Yes. But of the students in our class was B late for school. (2009年娄底市 ) 2009年娄底市 A. some B. none C. all
  7. I enjoyed to the music, so my mother bought B me an MP3 player. (2010年茂名市 年茂名市) 年茂名市 A. to listen B. listening C. listen
Homework
Write about an event that you remember well. Give dates and say why you remember it, and what you were doing at the time when you heard the news.
 

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