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? • • • • 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.