Grade 9 Unit 5 Topic 3 Section A

(Kangkang has come to Susanna’s house and seen some beautiful pictures hanging [1]hang: 美: [hæŋ]   英: [hæŋ]  v. 悬挂;吊;垂下;垂落 on the wall.)

Kangkang: What beautiful pictures! What is it?

Susanna: Oh, that is Big Ben. Long ago [2]long ago: 很久以前, the queen of England knew that many clocks had different time. People were either early or [3]either … or … : 要么…要么…;不是…就是… late. She had it built so that [4]so that: 以便;所以 everyone would have the same time. Now it is a symbol of England.

Kangkang: Oh! What about the building that looks like a huge sailing boat?

Susanna: That is a good description [5]description: 美: [dɪˈskrɪpʃ(ə)n]  英: [dɪ’skrɪpʃ(ə)n]  n. 说明;形容;描写(文字). It’s the Opera House in Sydney, Australia [6]Australia: 美: [ɔːsˈtreɪljə]  英: [ɒ’streɪlɪə]  n. 澳大利亚;【国】澳大利亚;南半球国家. It’s the pride of Australians. Do you know the picture below [7]below: 美: [bɪˈloʊ]  英: [bɪˈləʊ]  n. 下面  prep. 在(或到)…下面;(数量)少于;(标准)低于;(级别、重要性)低于  adv. … 继续阅读 it?

Kangkang: That’s the Statue of Liberty! It was designed by Gustave Eiffel as a gift from France to the USA. It stands in New York Harbor [8]harbor: 美: [ˈhɑrbər]  英: [ˈhɑː(r)bə(r)]  n. 港口;港湾;〈比喻〉避难所.

Susanna: That’s right, but do you know that Eiffel designed not only the Statue of Liberty but also [9]not only … but also … : 不但…并且… the Eiffel Tower? He was a great leader [10]leader: 美: [ˈlidər]  英: [ˈliːdə(r)]  n. 领袖;领导者;首领;最佳的人(或物) in the arts.

Kangkang: Is this the Eiffel Tower?

Susanna: Yes, it was built for the International Exhibition [11]exhibition: 美: [ˌeksɪˈbɪʃ(ə)n]  英: [.eksɪ’bɪʃ(ə)n]  n. 展览;展出;表演;(一批)展览品 of Paris in 1889.

Kangkang: I really hope I can visit some of these places some day [12]some day: 总有一天;有朝一日;将来  可写作 someday.


A: It is a tower that/which is famous for [13]be famous for: 因……而著名 its leaning [14]lean: 美: [lin]  英: [liːn]  n. 瘦肉   

v. 倾斜;倚靠;前俯(或后仰);靠在

adj. 肉少的;瘦且健康的;脂肪少的;无脂肪的
. It is over 800 years old. Do you know what it is?

B: Got it! It’s the Tower of Pisa in Italy.

Word Bank

Word Bank
1 hang: 美: [hæŋ]   英: [hæŋ]  v. 悬挂;吊;垂下;垂落
2 long ago: 很久以前
3 either … or … : 要么…要么…;不是…就是…
4 so that: 以便;所以
5 description: 美: [dɪˈskrɪpʃ(ə)n]  英: [dɪ’skrɪpʃ(ə)n]  n. 说明;形容;描写(文字)
6 Australia: 美: [ɔːsˈtreɪljə]  英: [ɒ’streɪlɪə]  n. 澳大利亚;【国】澳大利亚;南半球国家
7 below: 美: [bɪˈloʊ]  英: [bɪˈləʊ] 

n. 下面 

prep. 在(或到)…下面;(数量)少于;(标准)低于;(级别、重要性)低于 

adv. 下级;在(或到)下面;零度以下

8 harbor: 美: [ˈhɑrbər]  英: [ˈhɑː(r)bə(r)]  n. 港口;港湾;〈比喻〉避难所
9 not only … but also … : 不但…并且…
10 leader: 美: [ˈlidər]  英: [ˈliːdə(r)]  n. 领袖;领导者;首领;最佳的人(或物)
11 exhibition: 美: [ˌeksɪˈbɪʃ(ə)n]  英: [.eksɪ’bɪʃ(ə)n]  n. 展览;展出;表演;(一批)展览品
12 some day: 总有一天;有朝一日;将来  可写作 someday
13 be famous for: 因……而著名
14 lean: 美: [lin]  英: [liːn]  n. 瘦肉   

v. 倾斜;倚靠;前俯(或后仰);靠在

adj. 肉少的;瘦且健康的;脂肪少的;无脂肪的

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