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高中英语(外研版)选修八 Module 6 The Tang Poems课件 (7)

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Module 6

The Tang Poems Reading and Cultural corner

the Tang Dynasty

the Silk Road

What do you know about the Tang Dynasty?
?How long did it last?
?Can you say some famous persons in this dynasty? ?What were the greatest achievements of the Tang Dynasty? Can you give some examples?

Do you know these sorts of poetry?
新诗 modern verse

旧体诗
抒情诗 叙事诗 散文诗 五言诗 七言诗

classical poetry
lyric poetry

narrative poetry
prose poetry a poem with five characters in each line a poem with seven characters in each line

Work in pairs. Think of three facts about the Tang Dynasty. Listen to the tape and check.

(1)The Tang Dynasty was a great
dynasty in Chinese history.

(2)A lot of poems were written in the
Tang Dynasty.

(3)Li Bai and Du Fu were born in the
Tang Dynasty.

Fast-reading
Read the passage as quickly as you can and match the paragraphs with these titles: ? Para.1 ? An exciting culture ? Para.2 ? Du Fu ? Para.3 ? Li Bai ? Para.4 ? Tang poetry ? Para.5 ? A great dynasty ? Para.6 ? Technology and

progress

Language points
?It was a time of expansion. time 意为“时期,时代” in time of war /peace 在战时/和*时


at flowering time 在开花时节 The new president is spending a hard time.

?Soon Japan and Korea were organized on the Tang model, which… on … model = on the model of 参照……的模式,仿照……的样子 He opened a bar on the American model. Now many people celebrate Christmas on the model of western countries.

?Cultural development went hand in hand with technological progress. hand in hand 手拉手;联合起来 Students stand hand in hand in a row. Corruption and crime go hand in hand. shoulder to shoulder 肩并肩 heart to heart 心与心,心连心 face to face 面对面

?In fact, he thought of himself as a failure. think of 认为,评价 What do you think of the concert last night?
think of…as … 认为……是…… Little children often think of what the teacher says as a truth. In fact 事实上,实际上

?But it was not just scientific knowledge that could now reach a wider audience. It is/was…that 为强调句型 It is I who am going to the Great Wall tomorrow. (被强调部分为指人的名词或 代词时,一般用who) It was not until yesterday that the little boy realised he was cheated.

?It is said that he drowned when he fell into a river while trying to take hold of the reflection of the Moon. take hold of 抓住 The boy took hold of the toy and left.
take 相关的短语有: take away 拿走 take down 拿下 take off 脱下;起飞 take out 取出

Careful-reading
Read the passage and answer the questions.

1. How long did the Tang Dynasty last?
Around 300 years.

2. What were the benefits of trade with foreign countries?
It made Chinese culture cosmopolitan and tolerant.

3. Name three advances in science and technology at this time.
?Medical schools were opened; ?Printing began; ?Seng Yixing measured the sun’s shadow and the altitude of the North Pole.

4. Why was Tang poetry so great?
Because of the beauty of its images and

the range of its topics.

5. What was the relationship between

Li Bai and Du Fu?
They were friends.

6. What was the difference between the two men’s poetry?
Du Fu painted a realistic picture of the society, while Li Bai was romantic.

Fill in the blanks
The Tang Dynasty was a time of ________ expansion. Trade with foreign countries created a ________ tolerant and cosmopolitan culture. New discoveries were made in __________, astronomy geography and medicine. But it was not just scientific knowledge that could now reach a Printing also marked the wider audience. _______ beginning of the golden age of literature in the poetry Tang Dynasty, which meant _______.

Tang poetry was better than everything that explosion of had come before it because of an ________ talent and the appearance of new forms. Du failure because he Fu regarded himself as a ______ never became famous during his lifetime. poetic genius was recognized However, his ____________ in the 11th century. He was a _______ realist because he painted a realistic picture of the problems of that time. Not successful in the Civil Service Examination, Li Bai began a life of travel and poetry. As a ________, romantic he wrote about nature, friendship and the pleasures of wine etc.

Work in groups and discuss the questions.
1. What were the greatest achievements of the

Tang Dynasty?
2. What made Tang poetry so great?

3. Which Tang poets have you studied, and who
do you like best?

4. Which modern Chinese poems do you like?

Try to translate these two poems into English.
回乡偶书 贺知章 少小离家老大回, 乡音无改鬓毛衰。 儿童相见不相识, 笑问客从何处来。

Read the passage and answer the questions.

1. How many Romantic poets does the passage speak about?

Five.
2. Which Chinese poets are the most "romantic"?

(give your own answers)

?independence n. 独立,自主 When a boy leaves college and begins to earn money he can live a life of independence. adj. independent You should learn to be independent of your parents.

New words

?imagination n. 想象力 You didn't really see a ghost, it's only imagination. adj. imaginative 富于想象力的 Scott was an imaginative writer. adj. imaginable 想象得到的 They stock every imaginable type of pasta. adj. imaginary 想象中的,虚构的 The story is wholly imaginary.

?inspiration n. 灵感;鼓舞人心的东西 Many poets and artists have drawn their inspiration from nature. Let's give mutual support and inspiration to each other.

adj. inspirational

Work in groups. Choose a poet to talk about.




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