Project Having a debate
appreciate some scenes in some movies
Read the article and give the main idea for each paragraph. Paragraph Main idea
r />Humans have carelessly Paragraph 1 damaged the environment..
Paragraph 2 Different attitudes towards the problem.
Both developed and Paragraph 3 developing countries should work together towards living in harmony with nature.
Humans can only really Paragraph 4 win by protecting nature.
Read it again and answer the following questions. 1. What have people done to nature? They have done a lot to destroy and damage nature. 2. If we continue in this way, what might happen? The planet we live on might be destroyed.
3. What did developing nations do decades ago? What are they concerned about now?
They did a lot to destroy nature by using up natural resources. However, now they are concerned about saving nature.
1. Which is more important, economic development or protecting nature?
2. Do you think it contrary (矛盾的) to develop economy while not damaging the environment?
Read the second article “GM food: hope or danger?” and answer the following questions:
1. What are people’s different attitudes towards the study of genetics?
Many people are excited, while others are frightened.
2. What is one aim of GM research talked about in the article? The aim is to produce food that can make people healthier. 3. What are the problems about GM food and GM plants? Two main problems are talked about in this article. One is whether It is safe or dangerous to eat, the other is whether it is safe or dangerous to the environment.
4. What is many countries’ attitude towards GM food? Why do they hold such attitude? They are hesitated to permit the production of GM food, because they are not sure whether GM food is safe.
1. …development should be stopped in favour of nature? in favour of 有利于，赞同（接名词、代 词和动名词） ask a favour of 拜托某人 do sb. a favour = do a favour for sb. 帮助 某人 find favour with a person 受青睐 favour sb. with sth.对某人施……恩惠
2. From the point of view of some people, … using nature to meet our own needs. point of view: 观点，着眼点 view n. 观点，看法，见解
辨析：view / opinion / idea
view侧重于对比较广泛、重大或者有 关公众问题所采取的态度，比较固定、 系统。全面的见解； opinion是对某事或某人持有的看法或 舆论 idea是处置某事的计划、判断、理解 或对其实现之可能性进行评测
He holds an opinion opposite to our. 他持有与我们相反的意见。 Do you have any idea of what I’m trying to explain? 你知道我努力要解释的是什么? Different social classes hold different political views. 不同的社会阶级有不同的政治观点。
meet one’s needs 满足某人的要求 We will buy more computers to meet
the child’s needs.
Work in pairs and discuss the question in pairs. Do you think the problem of humans winning and nature losing can be settled? If so, can you suggest some solutions?
Having a debate
What topic？ Which members of the group will argue for and against? Where should you look for information about this topic? What are your strongest points? What evidence do you have to support these points?
Create another topic by yourselves and conducting a debate after class.