Unit 5 Death of Tourism

Report
Teacher’s note:
The first class starts
What comes to your mind when you
see …
What kind of
place would
become a
tourist
attraction?
If you don’t need to worry about
money, time, and language, do you
want to travel around the world?
Where do you want to visit?
Could you name any of these tourist
attractions?
• In northeastern Taiwan
• Yilan
• A reservation, various
and undisturbed wildlife
& an education center
• The Fushan Botanical
Garden
Could you name any of these tourist
attractions?
In addition to the
grand building,
• In Paris
• 7000 visitors an hour what else
attracts your
• 35 buses a day
attention?
• Notre Dame Cathedral
Could you name any of these tourist
attractions?
In addition to the
splendid sea,
what else
attracts your
attention?
• A contaminated
sea enclosed by
land
• Each summer the
population will
swell, from 130
million to 230
million
• Mile after mile
hotels
• Mediterranean
Sea
Could you name any of these tourist
attractions?
In addition to the
animals, what
else attracts your
attention?
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•
•
•
In east Africa
Used to be remote
Various wildlife
Safari
• The national parks of
Kenya
Could you name any of these tourist
attractions?
In addition to the
stones, what else
attracts your
attention?
• In Southern England
• A group of ancient
standing stones
• Stonghenge
Could you name any of these tourist
In addition to
attractions?
the white
marble
building, what
else attracts
your attention?
• In India
• Built in memory
of an emperor’s
third wife
• Taj Mahal
Could you name any of these tourist
attractions?
• In Jordan
• the Rose City
• remained
unknown until
1812
• Petra
In addition to
the splendid
rock-cut
architecture,
what else
attracts your
attention?
Before and After
Tourism Comes
Unit 5 Death by Tourism
Wild guess: What do you expect to
learn from this reading, according to
the title?
Let’s work together to learn the first 5
paragraphs.
• Group members:
– 4 neighboring students in one group.
• Task:
– Each takes on one of the 4 roles based on your
interest/ability.
(A)After the confrontation
– Reader & Grammar detective with the make-up artist,
– Easy question raiser
where did the participants
– Difficult question raiser
go?
(B)Why were they sent to the
– Translator
waiting rooms of different
• Text:
clinics instead of movie
– Focus on one paragraph
theaters, parks, etc.?
• Procedure: 2 steps
– Silent reading and task completion in the first 5 minutes
– Help each other learn the target paragraph in the next 5
minutes
Teacher’s note:
The second class starts
Let’s strengthen our learning of the
first 5 paragraphs.
• Groups reading the same paragraph get
together.
• Go over the process AGAIN:
– Reading, grammatical points sharing
– Easy questions raising & answering
– Difficult questions raising & answering
– Translations sharing
• Additional Objective: vote for the better
performers
Journal Writing
• After the introduction to the topic in the
previous class and based on your
understanding of the target paragraph in this
class, so far, do you support or oppose
tourism?
• If you need more time to digest the
information and more information to decide
your stance, then reflect upon your
experience of working together with your
partners in this class.
Teacher’s note:
The third class starts
(23)At the entrance to one of the
ancient temples of Petra in Jordan, there is
an inscription carved deeply into the soft
red rock. It looks as if it has been there for
centuries. It could have been written by
one of King Herod’s soldiers, when they
were imprisoned in this town in 37 B.C. But
closer inspection reveals that it is not so
ancient after all. It reads:
Shane and Wendy from Sydney were
here. April 16, 1996.
• Easy question(38): What color of the rock
did people carve the inscription on?
• What color is the rock on which people
carved the inscription?
• Difficult question(泳宏): What’s the real
meaning of this paragraph?
• Translation(秉桓): It could have been
written by one of King Herod’s soldiers, when
they were imprisoned in this town in 37 B.C.
(柏翰)The ruins of Petra were
discovered in 1812, but a recent report has
concluded that they “are in grave danger of
being destroyed by the unstoppable march of
tourism.” More than 4,000 tourists a day tramp
through Petra’s rocky tombs, wearing away the
soft red sandstone, and gradually turning it into
a powder. Some thoughtless visitors have so
little reverence for this sacred place that they
think nothing of scratching their names on the
rock there.
• Easy question(元甦): When was the ruins
of Petra first found?
• Difficult question(啟立): Why did these
visitors scratch their names on the rock
there?
• Translation(明哲): The ruins of Petra were
discovered in 1812, but a recent report has
concluded that they “are in grave danger of
being destroyed by the unstoppable march of
tourism.”
(紹詳)However, it is not just Petra that
is under threat of destruction. More than 600
million tourists a year now travel the globe, and,
understandably, vast numbers of them want to
visit the world’s most treasured sites, such as
India’s Taj Mahal, England’s Stonehenge, and the
national parks of Kenya. Many destinations that
were once too remote to visit are now just a
flight or bus trip away, and many have become
part of inexpensive package tours. Because of
the tourist industry, these sites are now being
visited by millions of people annually.
• Easy question(哲葳): Where is
Stonehenge?
• Difficult question(育昀): Except for the
mental relaxation, what else might be the
reason why people travel around?
• Translation(崇祈):Because of the tourist
industry, these sites are now being visited by
millions of people annually.
(子齊)Tourists are flocking to the
neighborhood of the Mediterranean Sea, too. The
population of 130 million there can swell to 230
million each summer. The once splendid and
untouched landscape there now consists of mile
after mile of hotels. Yet, this current rate of visitors
to the Mediterranean is nothing compared to a
disturbing projection made by the United Nations—
the Mediterranean region could host 760 million
holidaymakers by the year of 2025. In Spain, France,
Italy, and most of Greece, there is very little
undeveloped coastline left, and the Mediterranean
Sea has become the most contaminated sea in the
whole world.
• Easy question(11):How many tourists visit
the Mediterranean Sea every year?
• Difficult question(28):Why it called the
projection made by the UN “disturbing”?
• Translation(元均): The once splendid and
untouched landscape there now consists of
mile after mile of hotels.
(1)To make matters worse, sightseers
are causing serious damage to historic sites just
by visiting them. Their sightseeing is actually
destroying the very things that they want to see.
For instance, 7,000 visitors an hour trample in
and out of Notre Dame Cathedral each day. On a
typical day, thirty-five buses, having let their
passengers out, wait outside, with the fumes
from their engines continuously eating away the
delicate stonework of the monument.
• Easy question(41):How many visitors trample
in and out of Notre Dame Cathedral each day an
hour?
• Difficult question(25):Why did the writer use
so many statistics?
• Translation(39): On a typical day, thirty-five
buses, having let their passengers out, wait
outside, with the fumes from their engines
continuously eating away the delicate
stonework of the monument.

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