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  Unit 3
Travel journal

  Reading
Can you guess what the names 
of these rivers are?
This river is called our mother river.


    The Yellow River – 黄河
This river is the longest one in China.


   The Changjiang River –长江
This is the famous river in Guangdong 
Province.


          The Pearl River
This river begins in Qinghai Province 
and flows through several countries.


      The Mekong River
The Nile River
  The great rivers in the world
   Names of river  Location(位置)
Lancang River     England
Seine [sein]塞纳河   Egypt
Nile              Central Africa
Kongo 刚果河         the US
Amazon 亚马逊河       France
Mississippi       China
Thames [temz]泰晤士河 Brazil 
  Brain 
Storming       travel along a river


      ……               to make electricity

     How do people who live beside 
         a river make use of it?

                to irrigate (灌溉) their fields

 go swimming
Lan Cang River
           The  Mekong River
                    Can you list 
                    the countries 
                    that the 
                    Mekong 
                    flows 
                    through?
 The countries the Mekong River 
 flows through:  
China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, 
Cambodia, Vietnam
 China

Myanmar

Laos
Thailand

 Cambodia
Vietnam
    South  China  Sea
Can you tell the differences 
between the Mekong River 
and the Lancang River?

The Chinese part of the river is called
the Lancang River and after flowing 
in other countries the river is called
the Mekong River.
Reading  Journey down the Mekong

       Part 1  The dream and the plan 
 Read the whole passage quickly and 
 decide which is the main idea of the 
 passage. _______A 
A. The dream of Wang Kun and Wang Wei 
     and their preparation for the bike trip.
B. Their dream and the journey down the 
     Mekong.
C. Their plan to travel down the Mekong 
     and the attitudes of two people.
D. The proper trip down the Mekong.
Listen to the tape and get the 
main idea of each paragraph :
Para. 1 
Wang Kun and Wang Wei’s dream.
Para. 2
Wang Wei is stubborn.
Para. 3 
Preparing for their trip.
   A diagram(图表) of the text

    1. prepare to take a bike trip

     2.Wang Wei organized the trip.


3. Information about the MeKong River
Read  
the text 
in details.
        Paragraph 1: Dream
           Who      and     What


Wang Kun and ___his   _____sister  Wang Wei are 
dreaming about _____________________.taking a great bike trip
Where and How 

    They have the idea to 
    cycle____  _____along the Mekong 
    River from ______where   it 
    ______begins to where_____ it ends
    _____.
  Paragraph 2: A stubborn sister

She insisted that they find the source of 
the river and begin their journey there. 
Once she has made up her mind, nothing 
can change it.
     Paragraph 3: Preparation
What can they see during the 
journey?


  It begins in a ______________glacier (冰川)  on a 
  _______Tibetan _________.mountain      
Then, it ______moves  quickly. It becomes
______rapids as it passes through deep ______.valleys
Sometimes, the river becomes a ________waterfall 
and enters ____wide  ______.valleys
 After, It travels slowly through  
__________low valleys   to      _____________.  plains (平原)
             delta  三角洲
At last, the river _____delta  enters
the South China Sea.
             
New words about        geography:                                            
  altitude     海拔高度
  glacier       冰河
  rapids       急流
  valley        (山)谷
  waterfall   瀑布
  plain         平原
  delta         三角洲
     Useful words and phrases
1.梦想做某事      dream of/about doing sth
2.骑自行车旅游      take a bike trip
3.说服……做……      persuade sb to do
4.关心,介意        care about
5.改变主意     change one’s mind
6.下定决心      make up one’s mind
7.屈服,让步      give in
8.使某人对……感兴趣         get sb interested in
Answer the questions. 
1.What was Wang Kun 
   and Wang Wei’s idea 
   of a good trip?


                 Their idea was 
                 to take a great 
                 bike trip.
2. Who planned the trip 
    to the Mekong?


                      Wang Wei.
3. Where is the source of
    the Mekong River and
   which sea does it enter?


            The source of the river is in 
            Qinghai Province and it 
            enters the South China Sea.
4. What can you see when you travel along
    the Mekong?
    You can see glacier, rapids, hills, valleys, 
    waterfalls and plains.

           waterfall      plain

  glacier

            delta        rapids
  valley
5. What difficulties did Wang Kun and 
Wang Wei find about their journey?
The journey would begin at an altitude 
of more than 5, 000 meters, where it is 
hard to breathe and very cold.
6. What do you think about Wang Kun 
    and Wang Wei?
 Wang Kun’s character: 
 enthusiastic, critical, sensible 
 Wang Wei’s character: 
 imaginative, organized, eager, 
 persistent, stubborn, risk-taking
Wang Wei’s and Wang Kun’s attitude 
to the trip:
Wang Wei believes…
 1. They must _____start    ___ in   Qinghai_______ where 
     the river begins in order to see all of 
   the Mekong.
 2. They don’t need to _______prepare much.
 Wang Kun believes…

  1. It is too  cold____    _____ and    _____ high  to start  
   in Qinghai.
  2. That _____using   ___an    _____ atlas is very 
   important.

My      It sounds a wonderful trip and I 
attitude: would love to be able to do a trip 
        like that myself one day.
2. Explain the following sentences in your own 
words.
   1. She gave me a determined look- the kind     
       that said that she would not change her    
       mind.
      Her  look was resolute(坚决的). It seemed   
      that she would never give up her ideas.
 
2. …my sister does not care about details.
 My sister does not pay much attention to
 details. She concentrates on the boar outline 
 of the trip but not the particulars: where they
 will say, what they will take with them.
 
3. It makes wide bends or meanders through
      low valleys to the plains where rice grows.
      The Mekong river flows slowly and gently  
       through the valleys and reaches the   
       farming plains.
            Group work

4. Choose a paragraph from the passage to   
     make up a dialogue.
WANG WEI: You know, we’ve always wanted   
                         to do a long bike trip. Why don’t   
                         we go on one after we graduate    
                         from college?
WANG KUN: That’s a good idea. …
5. Compare the following sentences with   
   different stresses and explain the meaning.
EXAMPLE: 
We were both surprised to learn that half the 
river is in China.
      Not only my sister, but also I was surprised   
      to learn that.
We were both surprised to learn that half the 
river is in China. 
      We didn’t know this.
        

        
       
We were both surprised to learn that half 
the river is in China.
       We thought that maybe more than 
half was in China.
We were both surprised to learn that half 
the river is in China.
        We didn’t know that half the river is 
in  China.
True or False
1. Their dream was to go hiking along
     the river. F
2. Wang kun is a high school student.  F
3. Both Dao Wei and Yu Hang are Dai
    and they grew up in eastern Yunnan
    province. F
4. Wang Wei persuaded their cousins, 
    Dao Wei and Yu Hang, to join in 
    their cycling. T
5. Before flowing in other countries, 
    the Mekong River is called the 
    Lancang River. T
6. The source of the river is in QingHai
     Province and it enters the east China
     Sea. F
7. They found few atlas and books about
     Mekong River in library. F
8. All parts of the Mekong River are in
    China. F
9. There are no waterfalls in the Mekong
    River. F
10. You can see glacier, rapids, valleys, T
     waterfalls and plains along the river. 
Reading comprehension:
1. Which sentence is not true according to 
     the text? D 
A. Wang Wei advised Wang Kun to buy a 
     mountain bike and he agreed.
B. Wang Wei seldom listened to others.
C. Before their trip they went to the library.
D. Wang Wei knew the best way of finding 
     the source of the river.
2. What does the last paragraph on Page18 
    tell us? C 
A. They wanted to know how soon they would 
     come back.
B. They wanted to learn the world’s geography.
C. They went to the library to know something 
     about the Mekong River.
D. Wang Kun wanted to let Wang Wei know 
     how difficult their trip was.
3. When you travel along the Mekong River 
maybe you can not see _________.D 
A. Waterfalls                    B. hills and villages  
C. Plains where rice grows   D. desert
4. What kind of person is Wang Wei? 

Which answer is wrong? D 
A. stubborn           B.  determined 
C. careless             D. careful
   Complete this passage
Ever since middle______  ______,school  I and Wang Wei 
have dreamed about having a great _____bike  
_____.trip  It was Wang Wei who first had the 
idea to _____cycle  along the entire Mekong River 
from where it ______begins  to where it ____.ends  My 

sister doesn’t _____care   ______about  details, because 
she doesn’t know the best way of getting to 
places.
When I told her the difficulties we would come 
across during the journey, she gave me a 
__________determined look--- the kind that said she would 
not change_____ _____  her   mind_____. I know once she has 
_____made   ____up    her____    _____,mind  nothing can change it. 
I had to _____give   ____. in
       Language Points
1. Ever since middle school, my sister 
Wang Wei and I have dreamed about 
taking a great bike trip.                            
从中学起,我和我姐姐王薇就梦想作一次
了不起的自行车旅行。
dream about/of  梦想, 梦见  如:
I dreamed about flying last night.
He dreams of becoming a famous violinist 
one day.
dream 常与not, little连用, 表示“想不到”。
I little dreamed of seeing you here.
真没有想到会在这遇到你。
与dream相关的其他词组:
dream up 虚构, 凭空想出
go to one’s dream 进入梦乡 read a dream 解梦
dream a (sweet/terrible…) dream 
做了一个(甜蜜的、可怕的)梦
构词法: dreamer 做梦的人; dreamful 多梦的; 
dream like 梦一般的;       dreamland 梦境;
dream reader 解梦的人 
2. Two years ago she bought an expensive 
mountain bike and then she persuaded 
me to buy one. 
persuade: 说服, 劝说(暗示是成功的, 
如果未成功则用try to persuade), 
常用在persuade sb to do sth结构中。如:
I finally managed to persuade her to go 
on with her work.
persuade还有下列用法:
persuade sb into doing sth  说服某人干某事 
persuade sb of sth   使某人相信某事
persuade sb + that从句  说服, 使某人相信
如: Don’t let yourself be persuaded into 
buying things you don’t want.
How can I persuade you of my words?
She’ll only take me back if I can persuade
her that I’ve changed.
           高考链接

While shopping, people sometimes can’t 

help ____C   into buying something they 
don’t really need.
A. to persuade           B. persuading
C. being persuaded    D. be persuaded 
3. They are Dai and grew up in western 
Yunnan Province near the Lancang River, 
the Chinese part of the river that is called 
the Mekong River in other countries. 
他们是傣族人, 在云南省西部靠近澜沧江
的地方长大的, 湄公河在中国境内的这
一段叫澜沧江, 流到其他国家的就叫
湄公河。
the Chinese part of the river that is called 
the Mekong River in other countries是一
个名词短语, 用来修饰前面的the Langcang 
River, 其中又含有一个定语从句that is 
called the Mekong River in other countries.
4. finally/at last/in the end
 finally 一般指一系列事物或论点的顺序的
最后项内容, 或用在动词前, 表示“等了好久
……才”, 没有感情色彩。 
at last只能指时间位置, 不能指时间顺序,
在意思上是指经过周折、等待、耽搁到”
最后、终于”(出现所期待的结果), 常常
带有较浓厚的感情色彩。 
in the end可与at last和finally通用, 但若
出现了非期待中的结果, 用in the end, 
还可以用于预卜未来。如:
1) They talked about it for hours. 
Finally, they decided not to go.
2)The children arrived home at last/
in the end after the storm.
3) My dream will come true in the end.   
4) The war lasted four years before the 
    North won _______________.in the end/at last
5) Your idea will turn out right 
    _________.in the end
6) _______,Finally   I want to thank you for 
    helping me.
5. It is my sister who first had the idea 
to cycle along the entire Mekong River 
from where it begins to where it ends.
首先想到要沿湄公河从源头到终点骑车
旅游的是我的姐姐。
这是一个强调句。
其基本结构为: It is/was + 被强调部分 
+ that-/who- 从句
 如果强调的部分是人,可用who,也可用
 that, 强调其他成分与内容都用that。
    注意

强调时间和地点不能用when或where,
只用that。
 e. g. It was in Shanghai that I saw the film.     
  (强调地点状语)                                                   
 我看这部电影是在上海。
 We had a meeting in the meeting room 
 yesterday afternoon.
It was ____we  ________who/that  had a meeting in the 
meeting room yesterday afternoon.
It was __________a meeting  ______that  we had in the 
meeting room yesterday afternoon.
It was ____________________in the meeting room  ______that  we 
had a meeting yesterday afternoon.
It was ____________________yesterday afternoon  ______that  we 
had a meeting in the meeting room.
           高考链接
1)Was it ___A  that I saw last night at the 
concert?
A. you                  B. not you                    
C. that yourself

2)It was because of bad weather ____D  
the football match had to be put off.
A. so                      B. so that              
C. why                  D. that
6. Now she is planning our schedule 
for the trip. 
schedule 在此用作名词, 意为“时间表, 
一览表”等, 构成的常见短语有:
on schedule   按照计划
ahead of schedule 先于预定时间
behind schedule    迟于预定时间 如:
The workers don’t mind the new work 
schedule.
They finished the building two weeks
ahead of schedule.
[拓展] schedule还可用作动词, 意为“安排, 
计划, 预定”等。如:
The elections are scheduled for mid-June.
Meetings are scheduled to take place 
all over the country.
scheduled flight/service意为“定期航班”。
如: Prices include scheduled flights from 
the Hongqiao Airport.
7. stubborn
1) He is too stubborn to apologize.
        倔强的, 固执的
2) You’ll have to push hard, that door is 

a bit stubborn. 难以移动的
3) The old man has got a stubborn cough 
that has lasted for weeks. 难以治愈的
 (as) stubborn as a mule
8. insist:  declare firmly  
                 坚持认为, 坚持主张
1) insist on/upon one’s doing sth 坚持做,
    坚决做 
e.g. I insisted on/upon his coming with us.
2) insist that +从句  坚持说(后表示一个
    事实), 后接的从句用陈述语气, 即按
    需要选择时态。 
 e.g. He insisted that he hadn’t stolen 
 the girl’s handbag.
3) insist that sb. (should) do sth.  坚决
  主张做某事, 后接的宾语从句常用虚
  拟语气, 既 “should +v.” 
e.g. Mary was ill. Her parents insisted 
   that she (should) see a doctor.
          高考链接


I insisted that a doctor ___D  immediately.
A.  has been sent for     B. sent for
C.  will be sent for         D. be sent for  
9. My sister doesn’t care about details. 
我姐姐是不会考虑细节的。
(1) care about  关心, 在意, 担心
Don’t you care about his future?
The only thing he seems to care about 
is money.
(2) care for: 照顾; 喜欢
Who will care for the children if 
their mother dies?
Would you care for a drink?
He thanked the nurses who had 
cared for him.
Would you care for another drink?
He likes pop and doesn’t care for 
classic music.
Care 还可作名词, 常见短语有:
take care (to do sth/that clause) 当心, 注意;
take care with/over sth  注意
take care of  照顾, 照料; 处理, 对付
with care   小心地。如:
Take care not to drop the glass on the ground.
Who’s taking care of the dog while you’re away?
Take care that the meat is cooked properly.
The picture had been drawn with great care.
10. She gave me a determined look—the kind 
that said she would not change her mind. 
determined adj. 有决心的; 坚决的”。 如:
Emily is a very determined woman.
She was determined to win.     
He was determined that the same mistakes 
would not be repeated.
determine v. “决定; 确定; 下定决心”。 如:
He determined to go at once.
He has not determined what he will study.
11. at an altitude of = at a height of
                               在海拔……米处
The plane is flying at a height/altitude 
of 10, 000 feet.
at  在此处表“在……处/时, 以……” 。
后接年龄, 速度, 长宽深高, 价格, 费用等。
at the age of                 at a high/low price    
at a depth/width of     at the cost of     
at a distance of     
12. Once she has made up her mind, 
nothing can change it.
她一旦下了决心, 什么也不能使她改变。
(1) once可做连词引导状语从句, 意为
“一旦”, 如:
Once you listen to the song, you will 
never forget it.
once 做副词, 意为“一次” (for one time);
“曾经”(in the past)
He goes to the cinema once a week.
This book was once very popular but 
no one reads it today.
once 的常见短语:
at once 立即       all at once 突然 
once more 再一次
once a while 偶尔
(2)make up one’s mind 下定决心, 作出决定  如:
I wish he’d hurry up and make his mind up.
He couldn’t make up his mind about what 
to do with the money.
You’re old enough to make your own 
mind up about smoking.
You’d make your mind up whether to go there.
He has make up his mind that he will 
buy a new house. 
mind用作名词时, 构成的常见短语还有:
change one’s mind  改变主意、决定
keep sth in mind     记住某事
have sb/sth in mind 心中考虑到某人/某物  
read one’s mind     看出某人的心思
speak one’s mind   直言不讳
give/put one’s mind   专心于    如:
He was afraid that his mother would change
her mind and take him back home.
It’s a good idea and I’ll keep it in mind.
It was a nice house, but it wasn’t quite 
what we had in mind.
13. Finally, I had to give in. 
give in (to sb./sth.)  屈服于, 让步  如:
1) He would rather die than give in. 屈服
2) Wang Kun had to give in because 
  he knew his sister well. 让步
3) Please give your examination 
  papers in (to the teacher) when 
  you’ve finished. 上交
 ll  give up      放弃, 认输 
 l give out     筋疲力尽; 分配
 l give away  捐赠, 泄露
 l give off     发出(光、气味); 长出
                      (枝、杈)
---Smoking is bad for your health.

---Yes, I know. But I simply can’t ____.A 
    A. give it up        B. give it out
    C. give it in         D. give it away
练一练
1) After the long trip, both the men and 
  the horses ________.gave out
2) Because of his small salary, he had to 
  _______gave up his dream trip to Europe.
3) Seeing that he could not persuade 
  me, he had to gave________ in to my view.
4) He _________gave away most of his fortune to 
    the poor.
5) Please keep the secret, don’t ____gave it 
    ______. away
6) I _______gave up trying to persuade him 
    to continue with his studies.
7) The government refused to ______give in  
     to their demands.
14. It becomes rapids as it passes 
  through deep valleys, traveling 
  across western Yunnan Province.                                  
  穿过深谷流经云南省西部时它变成
  急流。
   across    
            prep.   穿过 
   through    
辨析: 
  across 常表示从一定范围的一边到
  另一边或事物交叉位置, “横穿, 横
  跨”  表面, 含义与on 有关
  through 表达两边穿过或穿过空间
  内部, 含义与in 有关
  over 表示“越过” 是指越过较高的
  物体从一侧到另一侧
The new railway winds its way to Hong Kong, 
___C  mountains ___ tunnels and ___ rivers.
A. across; over; through
B. over; across; through
C. over; through; across
D. through; over; across
15. It makes wide bends or meanders through 
      low valleys to the plains where rice grows.
  河水蜿蜒缓慢地穿过低谷, 流向生长
  稻谷的平原。
16. An attitude is what a person thinks 
about something.
attitude是名词, 意为“态度; 看法”。 如:
I want to make a complaint for his bad 
attitude.
What is your attitude towards this 
question?  
As you get older your attitude towards 
death changes. 
Practice

1. 这个小女孩梦想成为流行歌星。
    (dream about)
    _______________________________The little girl dreamed about 
    _______________________________becoming a pop star.
2. 我决定不听他的劝告。(determine)
   ________________________________I’m determined not to follow his advice.
3. 说服他放弃这个计划很难。(persuade)
    _________________________________It’s difficult to persuade him to give 
    _________________________________up this plan.
4. 最后, 我不得不做出让步。(give in)
   __________________________________Finally, I had to give in.
5. 他总是喜欢和小孩子玩。(be fond of)
   __________________________________He is always fond of playing with children.
Some proverbs:
Success belongs to the persevering.
胜利属于有毅力者。
Hitch your wagon to a star.
树雄心, 立大志。
No success in life merely happens.
人生中没有什么成功是纯粹偶然
得来的。
Imagine you are helping the cyclists to 
prepare for their trip down the Mekong. 
Which of the following objects is the 
most useful? And your reasons?


 tent    compass  map      raincoat
can & bottle
             radio     tyre/ tire blanket
openers


flashlight umbrella    matches   water bottle
          Homework
1. Try to write a travel plan according to 
    the questions above.
2. Underline useful words and expressions 
    in the text.
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