In search of the amber room Unit 1 Reading

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  • In search of the amber room Unit 1 Reading
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  • Do you know what they are made of ? What colour does amber have? Yellow and brown.
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  • What is this? Raw amber with inclusionsWhat is amber? 4000 6000 2-3 1.05-1.10 150C-180C 250C-375C
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  • What do you think amber can be made into?
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  • necklace
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  • earring
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  • bracelet
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  • perfume bottle
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  • glass
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  • What do you think amber can be made into? necklace, ring, glass, vase, perfume bottle, earring, frame, sculpture, barrette , bracelet , lampshade, etc
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  • The amber room was first built in 1709 The amber room was first built in 1709.
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  • It is said that the amber room is worth____________________ dollars. 100-250 million (1 -2.5 ) How much does it cost?
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  • Suppose the Amber Room got lost. How would you feel?
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  • What do you think the text may talk about according to the title?
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  • It tells us the strange history of the Amber Room, a cultural relic of two countries: Germany and Russia.
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  • Fast read and find out characters,years, and places in the passage. characters years places 1 2 3
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  • Frederick William Peter the Great Czar Catherine Frederick
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  • What did these people do to the Amber Room?
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  • Frederick Frederick William pass down
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  • Peter the Great Czar give as a gift
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  • What did Peter the Great do after he received the gift?
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  • Frederick William I Peter the Great In return
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  • pass down
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  • stole n
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  • Frederick Frederick William Peter the Great Czar Catherine Nazi
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  • 1716 1770 1941 2003 Frederick William gave the Amber Room to Peter the Great as a gift. Catherine had completed the adding to the Amber room The Nazi German army stole the Amber Room The rebuilding of the Amber Room was completed. years
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  • Prussia winter palace in St Petersburg summer palace outside St Petersburg Russia Germany Konigsgerg on the Baltic sea ? places
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  • Careful reading Pair work: find detailed information about the Amber Room (Para 1 P1)
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  • Colour Birthplace Design Material Time to complete it yellow-brown Prussia in the fancy style popular in those days seven thousand tons of amber; gold and jewels It took a team of the countrys best artists ten years to make it.
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  • The Amber Room Purpose It was made not to be a ___________, but for the ___________ of Frederick I. gift palace Careful reading
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  • Names of places What is it used for ? St. Petersburg (Winter Palace) Summer Palace For the people of St. Petersburg to celebrate the 300th birthday of the city. Prussia As a small reception hall for important visitors. Catherine spent her summers there. Summer Palace 2003 As the palace of Frederick Read again
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  • True or False 1.Frederick William I was the King of Russia. 2.The Amber Room has a strange history and it remains a mystery. 3.The Amber Room was made up of seven hundred tons of amber. F T F Prussia thousand
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  • 4.The amber is as hard as stone and hard to be made into shapes. 5. Peter the Great made Amber Room his Summer Palace. 6.Catherine II added more details to the Amber Room and made it her Summer Palace. F T winter F easy
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  • Read the text again and discuss the main idea of each paragraph.
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  • Paragraph 1: ____________of the Amber Room. Paragraph 2-3: __________ of the Amber Room. Paragraph 4: ____________ of the Amber Room. Paragraph 5: _______________of the Amber Room. Creation History Disappearance Rebuilding
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  • At first, the Amber Room b_______ to Fredrick I. In 1716 Frederick William I gave it to Peter the Great as a g_____ of friendship. In r_____, the czar sent him a t_______ of his best soldiers. Later, Catherine II h____ it m_____ to the palace outside St Petersburg and told her artists to a_____ more d_____ to its design. Thus, the room was completed t___ w___ (that/in which) she wanted and became one of the great wonders of the world. Summary elonged ift eturnroop adoved ddetails he ay
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  • Sadly, in 1941 some of the Nazis secretly s_____ it. This was a time w_____ Russia and Germany were ___ _____. After that, what happened to the Amber Room r_______ a m________. Recently, the Russians and Germans have built a new Amber Room. There is no d_____ that they did it for friendship and understanding. tole hen at war emains ystery oubt
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  • Join the correct parts of the sentences together. 1.Frederick I 2.Frederick William I 3.Peter the Great 4.Catherine II 5.The Nazi army 6.The Russians and Germans A.Stole the Amber Room B.Sent a troop of his best soldiers to the King of Prussia. C.Had the Amber Room made D.Had it moved outside St Petersburg. E.Gave it to the Czar as a gift F.Built a new Amber Rom after studying pictures of the old one
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  • In groups discuss: Is it worth rebuilding lost cultural relics such as the Amber Room or Yuan Ming Yuan in Beijing? Give your reasons.
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  • HOMEWORK 1.Read the text loudly. 2.Recite the new words by heart. 3.Deal with the language points in the text.