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牛津版高三 Module 9
Unit2

Unit 2 Project Writing a proposal for saving a building

江 苏

孙 兴

Say something about places of interest in China. The more, the better! You can cooperate with your partner.

十三陵

十三陵

十三陵

十三陵

The Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) Xian
Tomb is the burial site for Prince

Xingxian and his wife, parents of
Emperor Jiaqing (reigned 1522-66).

They were buried together at Mt. Songlin in present Zhongxiang County, Hubei Province. The tomb occupies an

area of 136.47 hectares and is hemmed
in by high walls. Started in 1519 and

completed in 1540, the Xian Tomb
resembles the Ming Tombs near Beijing,

but it takes up more space. It is the only Ming Tomb found in southern China and is often referred to as the 15th Ming Tomb. The Xian Tomb was put under key state protection in 1985.

东陵

东陵

东陵

东陵

Construction of the Dong Tombs began in 1661. There are altogether 14 tombs containing the remains of

emperors, empresses, consorts, and princesses. They include the Xiao Tomb of the first emperor of Qing, Emperor Shunzhi (reigned 1644-61), the Jing Tomb of Emperor Kangxi (reigned

1662-1722), the Yu Tomb of Emperor
Qianlong (reigned 1736-95), the Ding

Tomb of Emperor Xianfeng (reigned
1851-61), the Hui Tomb of Emperor

Tongzhi (reigned 1862-74), and tombs
of the empresses Xiaozhuang, Xiaohui,

Ci’an, Ci’xi, and five consorts. All
were erected over a span of 272 years.

Read the article and answer the following questions
1. Why are the Ming Tombs called Shisanling? It is home to thirteen Ming emperors. 2. Apart from Shisanling, which is the most famous Ming Tomb? Xiaoling. 3. How many Qing emperors were buried in Hebei Province? Nine.

Read the article again and fill in the blanks The Ming Imperial Tombs

1. Most of the Ming Tombs are Shisanling, north-west Located in ____________________ of Beijing __________
2. The Sacred Way , which is called the Avenue of Animals ___________________ leads to the thirteen tombs.

Changling 3. __________ is the largest and best
preserved. 4. The Ling’en Palace is known for its

painted ceiling ____________ simple design and _____________. 5. Xiaoling is located in the suburbs of
Nanjing and contains the tomb of the _______ ____ first Ming emperor.

The Qing Imperial Tombs:

1. The Qing Tombs are similar to the Ming
Tombs in terms of ___________ and the architecture

in choice of site.
2. Dongling, located in ______ Province, Hebei contains the first imperial tombs of the Manchu rulers.

3. Xiling, located in Hebei Province is ______ than Dongling. smaller 4. Xiling contains the tombs of ____ four Qing emperors. 5. Xiling has three broad stone gates. _____

Preservation and recognition of the tombs True or False 1. No attention has been given to preservation of the Ming and Qing Tombs. F 2. All of the tombs have suffered some damage. T 3. Dongling has been under the protection of the state government. T

4. Xiaoling hasn’t been restored. F 5. The deadline for completing restoration of Changling and Zhaoling have been set. T 6. International recognition isn’t part and parcel of preserving and restoring historical sites. F 7. We need to take the responsibility to T treasure and protect these monuments.

Language points
1. be equal to 和…相等/平等
2. do sth as insurance for 做某事以确保 …的家 3. be home to 4. the royal family 5. in good condition 6. be located in 皇室家庭(成员) 状况好 位于

7. high-quality bricks 高质量的砖
8. in terms of 在…方面, 以…形式 占据

9. take up
10. the entrance to

……的入口
近几十年来 历史遗址

11. in recent decades 13. historic sites

12. deliberate destruction 故意破坏

14. under the protection of 在……的保护下 15. invest money in doing 投资做…… 16. the deadline for
17. another important ……的最后期限 又一个资金的重要 来源

source of funds

Do you think international recognition is

Discuss the following question in groups, to list your reasons.

helpful to protect
historic sites?

Why or why not?

Part B Your group is going to research a local building that has a long history and discuss ways to preserve the building. Write a proposal for saving and protecting

the building. Consider
these questions:

1. Who is providing the funding for the preservation of the tombs? 2. Why are the tombs included in the world heritage list? 3. Which local building will your group research? Why? 4. How will you find out more about this building?

5. What are the dangers that the building faces? 6. How can the building be saved and protected? 7. What kind of arguments will you to convince the local government to act to save and preserve the building? 8. Who will collect information and who will write up the proposal?

Write a proposal for saving and protecting the building, then report to the classmates.

1. Do Parts D1 and D2 on page 113 in Workbook 2. Read the article in Part A on page

117 in Workbook , and then write
an account of the Lugou Bridge.


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