Cecl4 U9, Answers of Textbook

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UNIT 9: MYTHS AND RELIGIONS

CECL4 U9, answers of textbook

ACTIVITIES

IMYTHS …………………………………………………………………………250

1.1Purposes of myths — discussion ……………………………………………….250
1.2Greek myths — listening ……………………………………………………….251
2.2Biblical myth — reading ……………………………………………………….251
2.3Chinese myth — reading ……………………………………………………….252
2.4Greek myth — reading …………………………………………………………253
2.5Comparing myths ………………………………………………………………254
2.7Writing ………………………………………………………………………….255
2.8INTERVIEW 1: What the scientists say — listening …………………………..255
3.1Introduction — reading …………………………………………………………256
3.2The Olympians — reading ……………………………………………………..356
3.3INTERVIEW 2: Gods and Goddesses — listening …………………………….357
3.4More gods and goddesses — reading & oral practice ………………………….258
3.6Icarus: A myth, a painting and a poem — reading & discussion ………………260 4Classical mythology and the English language ………………………………………….262
4.1A quiz …………………………………………………………………………..262
4.2An introductory speech — listening ……………………………………………263
4.3Matching and gap filling ……………………………………………………….263
4.4Allusions to classical mythology — group discussion …………………………264
5.1Chinese mythology — matching ……………………………………………….265
5.2Chinese paintings — writing a caption …………………………………………265
5.3CONVERSATIONS 1 – 3: Talking about a painting — listening ……………..267
5.4*Language work ………………………………………………………………….267

IIRELIGIONS ……………………………………………………………………270

1. Religious symbols ………………………………………………………………………..270 2. Understanding and comparing religions ………………………………………………….270 1. INTERVIEW 3: Religions of the Book (1) — listening ………………………..271 2. Four religions — information exchange ………………………………………..271 3. Re-listening …………………………………………………………………….273 4. INTERVIEW 4: Religions of the Book (2) — listening ……………………….273 5. The “Golden Rule” of different religions — discussion ……………………….274 3. Religion, language and literature — follow-up research ………………………………..274 4. Religion in China ………………………………………………………………………..274 1. CONVERSATION 4: Ancestor worship — listening ………………………….275 2. History of religion in China — reading ………………………………………..275 2. The Constitution in practice — scanning ………………………………………276 3. Letters to the editor — reading & writing ……………………………………..277

IMYTHS

NOTE:

A list of all the Greek gods mentioned in this unit with their Roman equivalents and pronunciations is provided in the appendix at the end of the unit.

1.1Purposes of myths — discussion

NOTES:

1. This is a predictive exercise, giving ss a chance to think about the theme before listening. Let ss discuss in groups, then whole class feedback. 2. Among the choices, only 4 is obviously wrong, though 1 would not have been the primary purpose of many myths. However, the purpose is not to find out right or wrong answers. It is more important that ss can give examples to illustrate their opinion. 3. The following notes concerning myths may help you guide the discussion: 1)Myth: Story of unknown origin expressing and explaining universal and religious experience, (e.g. fertility and seasonal change) often by means of the deeds of a hero or god. (from Pears Cyclopaedia Ed. C. Cook. Penguin: 1997) 2)Myth: A usually traditional story of ostensibly historical events that serves to unfold part of a worldview of a people or a practice, belief, or natural phenomenon. Myths relate to the paradigmatic events, conditions, and deeds of gods or superhuman beings that are outside ordinary human life and yet basic to it. These extraordinary events are set in a time altogether different from historical time, often at the beginning of creation or at an early stage of prehistory....
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