1.Study the lesson to know more about milu deer.
2.The students are trained to improve their reading ability.
3.Get the students to use key words to retell the text.
Step I Warm-up
(Teacher:) Today we are going to read about some miiu deer. Before we begin to read, tell me something about deer.
1.) Where do they live?
2.) What do they like to eat?
3.) How big are they?
4.) Have you ever seen any deer?
Step II Fast Reading
Ask the students to read the text quickly, and then choose the best answer to each question.
1. When did the milu deer disappear?
A. During the Ming periods B. During the Qing periods
C. At present D. Both A and B
2. What kind of weather do milu deer like best?
A. Cool and wet B. Cool and dry C. Warm and wet D. Warm and dry
3. Why did too many of milu deer disappear at that time?
A. Because many of them had been killed.
B. Because too many of them had been raised.
C. Because many of them had been sold out.
D. Because many of them had been eaten by tigers.
4. “The milu deer is a kind of deer that used to be common in China long ago.” The sentence means ________.
A.the milu deer is popular in China now.
B.milu deer lived in China in the past, and it s the same with then at present.
C.there were many milu deer in the past but not now.
D.milu deer were popular in the past.
5. What’s the main idea of this text?
A. The milu deer has returned to China but its number is increasing year by year.
B. We should protect milu deer.
C. Milu deer used to be common in China.
D. The milu deer has returned to China and its number is increasing every year.
II. Get them to answer the two questions at the top of the passage.
Step Ⅲ Intensive Reading
1.Play the tape of the passage for the students to listen.
2.Get the students to read aloud each paragraph.
3.Talk about the general idea for each paragraph.
Answer the questions in paragraph I:
Where are most of the milu deer in China?
Answer the questions in paragraph 2:
1) What kind of animal is the milu deer?
2) When and why did milu deer disappear?
Answer the question in paragraph 3:
Why do they grow well in Britain?
Answer the questions in paragraphs 4 and 5:
How many milu deer research centres are there in China? Where are they?
Answer the question in paragraph 6:
What do people plan to do with milu deer in the future?
Main idea of the text:
(Paragraph 1) The number of milu deer in nature parks in China is increasing every year.
(Paragraphs 2-3) The history of milu deer in China and in England.
(Paragraph 2) The milu deer disappeared during the Ming and the Qing penods.
(Paragraph 3) The only milu deer alive belonged to the Duke of Bedford in England.
(Paragraphs 4-5) The milu deer centers in China.
(Paragraph 4) The life of milu is being studied in the Nanhaizi Milu Park.
(Paragraph 5 ) The number of milu deer has greatly increased in Dafeng.
(Paragraph 6) It’s hoped that there will be milu deer living in the wild in China.
Step Ⅳ Workbook
Do Ex.2. ,Do Ex.3 and Ex.4.
Study the language points.
at present = now
research= scientific study
used to common=There were lots of milu deer in China in the past but not now.
return this kind of deer to the wild=set the deer free in a forest or in the countryside.
Give your description of the milu deer. What kind of animal is milu deer? What about the animal in the past, at present and in the future?
Step Ⅶ Exercises
I. Fill in the blanks with proper words
Milu deer used to be common in China long ago. However, it ________ during the last few centuries. Too _________ of the deer had been killed and some were away to England. The deer liked the _________ weather in Britain and the number of them _________ there. Not long ago, the biggest ________ park for milu deer was set up in Beijing. They got some deer from ________ in 1985. Ever since then the number of milu deer has grown. There are two hundred research ________ for milu deer in China. Milu deer are well looked after _________ present. It is ________ that one day there will be so many of them that they can live in the _________ again.
II. Choose the right words to fill in the blanks
A. live, alive, living
1. Pandas usually _________ in the south and southeast of China.
2. There aren’t many pandas ________ in the world today.
3. Nothing can _________ without air or water.
4. Are there any _________ things on one of those stars?
B. common, usual, unusual
1. Is the golden monkey (金絲猴) a________ kind of monkey in China?
2. They have recently found sharks (鯊魚) near the coast. That is really ________.
3. He sat down in his _________ chair and asked for his favourite food—fried chicken.
4. Are Mary and Susan ________ names for girls in English-speaking countries?
I. disappeared, many, taken, cool / wet, increased, nature, Britain, centers, at, hoped, wild
II. A. 1. live 2 .alive / living 3. live 4. living
B. 1. common 2. unusual 3. usual 4. common
Step Ⅷ Homework
1.Finish off the Workbook exercises.
2.Read the passage again and try to retell the story about milu deer.