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2018-2019学年高中英语外研版 必修三 Module 3 The violence of nature--Writing

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Module 3 The Violence of Nature

      Period Three Writing 
Read the eye-witness account of a 
violent natural event and answer the 
questions. 
1. Where did this happen?
  Near the beach.
2. What happened to the trees?
  Begin to move from side to side.
3. Where did the person have to stay?
  In their rooms.
4. For how long?
  About two days.
 How to describe a disaster?  

               where
        when             what

result        disaster       how long
/damage

                             response
  people and 
  things               measures
              feelings
How can we use the words 
 and expressions we have 
  just reviewed to form a 
  passage on disasters?
1.The verbs and phrases we use to express 
disasters

• hit   strike  occur  happen  take place  break out  
• destroy /damage / ruin      injure /hurt /kill      
  cause/ affect      burn      bury
• lose one’s life       get into trouble 
• block/cut off        
• be caught in        
2.The words and expressions to describe 
response to disasters

 offer help       show one’s love to  
 donate money/clothes/blood to
 volunteer    devote        raise/collect money  
 get aid        rescue        support     rebuild 
              In the Face of Snow Disaster
    Last winter, unexpectedly, heavy snowstorms 
hit/struck/happened in/occurred in more than ten provinces in 
China, which did great harm to the affected areas. The traffic 
was blocked and the supply of water and electricity was cut off. 
Timely help was in great need. 
   Hearing the news, people throughout  China showed their love 
in different ways. The government immediately made careful 
arrangements, and sent many skilled workers to help repair 
things that had been damaged. Some big companies sent a lot of 
goods to the disaster areas for free. People in other parts of 
China also donated a lot of money.
In the face of the severe /serious /terrible/terrifying 
snow disaster, the Chinese people were not afraid 
and united like a big family. Thanks to everyone’s 
hard work, everything is back to normal again. 
How to describe a natural disaster  ? 
When 
Where
Results:
         buildings;  roads; water; electricity; deaths; the injured
response:
         the government
         organizations/companies
         common people
         foreign countries
     Some useful sentences for writing
• They call on people to do anything in their power 
 to help those in need.
• Many people are doing their part to help poor 
 people out.
• What we can do will make much difference to our 
 society.
• I am firmly convinced that they will overcome 
 their difficulty and build a new future with the 
 help of us.
  Homework: writing

• 根据下面的提示写一篇120-150词的短文,可适当
  增添细节。
• 2008年5月12日,一次特大地震袭击了汶川,数以
  万计的人员伤亡,更有许多人无家可归。震后,
  交通阻断,水电供应也中断了,灾区情况严峻。
  消息传出后,全国人民纷纷伸出援助之手,众多
  国际组织和外国政府实施紧急救援,帮助灾区人
  们渡过难关。
            雅安地震

• 时间:2013年4月20日8时02分
• 地理位置:中华人民共和国四川省雅安市
 芦山县
• 伤亡人数:196人
• 受伤人数:11470人
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