《Animals in Danger》ppt39（课件+试题+教学案，打包16套）
Module 6 Animals in Danger Section Ⅰ Introduction & Reading-Pre-reading
Many animals are being endangered or at the edge of disappearing. The following four species are the most endangered animals in the world.
Today white elephants are very rare. The white elephant is a native of Southeast Asia — Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand. The last white elephant in Burma was seen in 1961.
Elephants represent power and peace. To Americans, a white elephant is a metaphor (隐喻) for a worthless object. To the people of Thailand, a white elephant is regarded as sacred (神圣的)．
The Tibetan antelope is prized for the fur around its throat. Experts guess that there are 75,000 to 100,000 Tibetan antelopes left and that as many as 20,000 a year are killed in China alone.
There are five species of rhinos, two African species and three Asian species. The African species are the white and black rhinos. Both species have two horns. Asian rhinos each have one horn. Rhinos rank among the most endangered species on Earth. Valued for their horns, they face a serious threat from poaching.
Chinese scientists find it hard to explain how the population of David's deer, known as Milu deer among Chinese, bounced back after dying out in China. The Dafeng Nature Reserve in Jiangsu Province introduced 64 David's deer in 1993 and 1994, and the population has grown to 450 today.
Saving the Antelopes①
On a freezing② cold day in January 1994, Jiesang Suonandajie found what he was looking for — a group of poachers③ who were killing the endangered④ Tibetan antelope. Jiesang knew he had to move quickly. He shouted to the poachers to put down⑤ their guns. Although surprised⑥， the poachers had an advantage — there were more of them. In the battle⑦which followed⑧ Jiesang was shot and killed. When his frozen⑨ body was found hours later, he was still holding his gun. He had given his life to save⑩ the Tibetan antelope. ①antelope/'æntI ləʊp/n.(藏)羚羊
②freezing adj.极冷的；冰冻的，freezing cold(＝extremely cold)极度寒冷，具体的某一天前要用介词on。
⑥Although surprised为省略的让步状语从句，补全应为Although they were surprised。
⑧which followed为定语从句，修饰先行词the battle。
⑩give one's life to do sth.为做某事献出生命
Module 6 Animals in Danger Section Ⅱ Introduction & Reading-Language Points
1．endangervt.使……处于险境；危及→endangered adj.濒危的→danger n．危险→dangerous adj.危险的
5．dealern．(尤指买卖贵重商品的)商人→deal n．&v.交易；买卖 1.reserve n．保护区；保护圈
[词块] ①natural reserve自然保护区
[记法] wild (adj.野生的)＋life (n.生物)
[联想] war; campaign
[记法] plat (＝flat，表示“平坦”)＋eau
[联想] ①plain n．平原 ②hill n．丘陵
③mountain n．山脉 ④range n．山脉
[词块] ①ideal world理想世界
6．meanwhile adv.同时 n．其时，期间
[同义] ①meantime n．其时，期间 adv.同时
②at the same time同时
1.in danger 在危险中
2．thanks to 幸亏；多亏
3．according to 根据
4．put down 放下；写下
5．have an advantage 有优势
6．give one's life to do sth. 为做某事献出生命
7．at a time 一次
8．on the spot 在现场
9．take an active part in 积极参加
10．get tough with ... 对……采取强硬措施 1.on a freezing cold day 在一个极度寒冷的日子
2．at the beginning of the twentieth century
3．at high altitudes 在高海拔地区
4．be made from the wool 由皮毛制成
5．in the 1990s 在二十世纪九十年代
6．come into fashion 成为时尚；开始流行起来
7．the main habitat 主要的栖息地
8．work in the reserve 在保护区工作
课时跟踪练(一) Introduction & Reading — Pre-reading
Though much effort and many resources have been spent in protecting the endangered giant panda, research by an international team of scientists shows that much suitable panda habitat is outside the nature reserves and areas where the panda is reported to live.
“This research can help the Chinese government and international nongovernmental organizations develop full strategic (战略上的) plans for more effective conservation of the panda，” said Jianguo “Jac, MSU University Distinguished Professor of fisheries and wildlife.
“Overall, about 40 percent of the suitable habitat for pandas is inside the nature reserves，” said Andres Vina, a specialist. “But we have also identified potentially suitable habitat outside the reserves.”
The giant panda is the rarest member of the bear family. Pandas once ranged throughout most of China, northern Vietnam and northern Myanmar. Today, fewer than 1,600 giant pandas live in the wild in three Chinese provinces: Gansu, Shaanxi and Sichuan. Human actions — including logging (伐木), residential development and the expansion of farming — are considered the main reasons for the dramatic decrease of the giant panda's habitat.
The research team developed habitat models using geographical and environmental information gathered by satellites overlaid with information on panda occurrence. After analyzing six mountain regions in the three provinces where pandas are known to live, the scientists developed a habitat suitability index (索引) for the entire 48,328 squaremile area. The rangewide habitat analysis model gives the government and other agencies a new tool as they develop conservation strategies not only for pandas but also for many other endangered species.
“The Chinese government plans to add about 69,500 square miles of land to the country's nature reserve system between 2010 and 2020，” said Ouyang Zhiyun, director of the Lab of Urban and Regional Ecology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing. “So opportunities exist to create new reserves, to expand existing reserves and to create pathways that increase the connectivity among the reserves. On the basis of our results, we suggest some new areas be included in China's nature reserve system.”
1．Which of the following is NOT true?
A．China has made lots of efforts to protect the giant panda.
B．Pandas live better only outside the nature reserves.
C．More plans should be created to protect the giant pandas.
D．Liu Jianguo is a professor who devotes himself to fisheries and wildlife.
解析：选B 推理判断题。根据第一段的“Though much effort”可知A项正确；根据第二段的“develop full strategic (战略上的) plans for more effective conservation of the panda”可知C项正确；根据第二段的“Professor of fisheries and wildlife”可知D项正确；第一段说自然保护区外还有许多适合大熊猫生存的栖息地，并没说大熊猫在外面生活得更好，故选B。
2．The purpose of developing habitat models is ________.
A．to know where pandas actually live in China
B．to build a larger nature reserve for the pandas
C．to develop conservation strategies for endangered species
D．to give governments a warning
解析：选C 细节理解题。根据第五段最后一句话“...not only for pandas but also for many other endangered species.”可知答案为C项。
3．The underlined word “overlaid” in the fifth paragraph probably means “________”．
解析：选A 词义猜测题。此处表达：由卫星收集的信息覆盖着熊猫出现的信息。be overlaid with“被……覆盖着”。
4．What can we learn from the last paragraph?
A．Ouyang Zhiyun hopes more areas will become nature reserves in China.
B．China has about 69,500 square miles of nature reserves now.
C．The existing reserves will remain the same.
D．The existing reserves shouldn't be expanded.
解析：选A 推理判断题。从最后一段的“to create, to expand, be included”可以推断出他希望在中国有越来越多的保护区出现，故选A项。
George was a game warden (猎物繁殖和保护区的管理员) in Kenya. One day, he found three tiny lions beside a dead lioness. They were so little that their eyes had not yet opened. Sadly, he took the three little lions and drove back home.
When George got out of the car with the baby lions, his wife Joy Adamson immediately took over. Joy had cared for many young animals over the