Grade 9 Unit 5 Topic 1 Section A

(It’s been two years since Mr. and Mrs. Green came to China. Their daughter, Susanna, has just come to live with them. She knows very little about the country.)

Susanna: Mom, how much do you know about China?

Mrs. Green: A lot. China is a great country that has about 5 000 years of history. There are many places of interest which attract [1]attract: US: [əˈtrækt] UK: [ə’trækt] v. 吸引;招引;使喜爱;引起…的好感(或爱慕) millions of  [2]millions of: 数百万的;成百万的;数以百万计 tourists from all over [3]all over: 到处;遍及;结束 the world every year.

Susanna: Is that so? Are there any beautiful mountains?

Mrs. Green: Yes. And some of them are very famous, such as Mount Tai, Mount Huang, Mount Song and Mount Emei.

Susanna: What about rivers?

Mrs. Green: There are a great number of [4]a great number of: 大量的;许多的  * the number of : …的数量 rivers in China. Among them, the Changjiang River is the longest one and the second longest is the Huanghe River. They’re the birthplaces [5]birthplace: US: [ˈbɜrθˌpleɪs]  UK: [ˈbɜː(r)θˌpleɪs]  n. 出生地;发源地;发祥地 of Chinese culture.

Susanna: Anything else?

Mrs. Green: My dear, I think you should get to know [6]get to know: 逐渐了解 more about China by yourself. I can fetch [7]fetch: US: [fetʃ]  UK: [fetʃ] v. (去)拿来;(去)请来 you Guide to China [8]fetch somebody something = fetch something for somebody 意为“给某人取某物”. It’s a book which introduces [9]introduce: US: [ˌɪntrəˈdus] UK: [ˌɪntrəˈdjuːs] v. 推行;采用;实施;引见;介绍;引进 China in detail [10]in detail: 详细地.

Susanna: Thanks, Mom.


A: Do you know Mount Huang?

B: Yes. It’s a mountain with lots of strange [11]strange: US: [streɪndʒ] UK: [streɪndʒ] adj. 奇怪的;奇特的;异常的;陌生的 pine [12]pine: US: [paɪn] UK: [paɪn] n. 松木;菠萝;【植】松树 trees.

A: Where is it?

B: It lies in [13]lie in: 存在于,位于 Anhui Province.

A: It’s a place which/that is worth visiting [14]be worth (doing) sth. : 值得(做)某事/物.

B: Yes, let’s go there this summer vacation.

Word Bank

Word Bank
1 attract: US: [əˈtrækt] UK: [ə’trækt] v. 吸引;招引;使喜爱;引起…的好感(或爱慕)
2 millions of: 数百万的;成百万的;数以百万计
3 all over: 到处;遍及;结束
4 a great number of: 大量的;许多的  * the number of : …的数量
5 birthplace: US: [ˈbɜrθˌpleɪs]  UK: [ˈbɜː(r)θˌpleɪs]  n. 出生地;发源地;发祥地
6 get to know: 逐渐了解
7 fetch: US: [fetʃ]  UK: [fetʃ] v. (去)拿来;(去)请来
8 fetch somebody something = fetch something for somebody 意为“给某人取某物”
9 introduce: US: [ˌɪntrəˈdus] UK: [ˌɪntrəˈdjuːs] v. 推行;采用;实施;引见;介绍;引进
10 in detail: 详细地
11 strange: US: [streɪndʒ] UK: [streɪndʒ] adj. 奇怪的;奇特的;异常的;陌生的
12 pine: US: [paɪn] UK: [paɪn] n. 松木;菠萝;【植】松树
13 lie in: 存在于,位于
14 be worth (doing) sth. : 值得(做)某事/物
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