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Module 1 Europe
Culture Corner

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The European Union

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euro

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flag

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Could you name some of its members? Belgium ['beld??m] Luxembourg ['l?ks?mb?:g] Denmark [ 'denmɑ:k ] 比利时 卢森堡 丹麦

the Netherlands [ 'ne??l?ndz ] 荷兰

Finland ['finlnd]
The Czech Republic [t?'?k] Estonia [es't?unj?]

芬兰
捷克 爱沙尼亚
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Hungary['h??g?ri] Latvia ['l?tvi?]

匈牙利 拉脱维亚

Lithuania [liθju: 'einj? ] 立陶宛 The Slovak Republic ['sl?uv?k]斯洛伐克 Slovenia [sl?u'vi:nj?] Cyprus [ 'saipr?s ] Malta ['m?:lt?] 斯洛文尼亚 塞浦路斯 马耳他
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Think about
1) Do you know European Union?
2) Is it one country?
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Fast reading
What is the main idea of each paragraph?

Para 1
The definition of the European Union. Para 2 How did it start? Para 3

The members of the European Union.

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Read the passage again and answer the questions
1) What is the European Union? 2) Are its member countries independent? 3) How did it start? 4) How many countries were its first members? 5)Find the names of three first members and three new

members of the European Union.
6)In terms of size and population, how big is the European Union compared with China?
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1) What is the European Union?

The European Union is an organization of
European countries.

2)Are its member countries independent?
The countries are independent and are governed in different ways. 3) How did it start? The idea of the European Union began in the 1950s.
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4) How many countries were its first members? Six. 5) Find the names of three first members and three new members of the European Union.

France, Germany, Belgium
Austria, Denmark, Finland 6) In terms of size and population, how big is the European Union compared with China?

China is about twice as large as the European Union, and has over twice as large population as the European Union.

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Important language points

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⒈ in terms of 根据……; 就……而言; 在……方面

就钱而言,我很富裕,但就幸福而言,我很穷。
In terms of money, I’m very rich. But in terms of happiness, I’m poor. ⒉ Compared with 与……相比,通常在句中作状语, 可compared to 替换

Compared with other subjects, English is very easy.
Compare A with B Compare A to B 把A和B作比较 把A比作B

Compare this with that, and you will see which is better. We often compare teachers to candles.
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3.On the other hand 另一方面,反过来说 常与on (the) one hand搭配(一方面……,另一面……) eg. On one hand, he is very clever, but on the other hand, he often makes mistakes.

★I would like a job which pays more, but___ I enjoy the work I’m doing at the moment. A. in other words B. on the other hand C. for one thing D. as a matter of fact
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4. little by little 逐渐地,渐渐地 Her health is improving little by little. 她的健康状况正在逐渐好转。 我们的英语正慢慢地进步。 Little by little, our English is getting better.

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Culture corner- Summary
1.就…而言 2.和…相比较 6. 逐渐地,一点点地

7. 属于
8. 增长了(到)

3. 相反,另一方面
4. 拥有…的控制权 5. 在20世纪50年代

9.拥有多少人口
10. 不超过

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Culture corner- Summary
1.就…而言 2.和…相比较 1. in terms of 2. compared with/to

3. 相反,另一方面
4. 拥有…的控制权 5. 在20世纪50年代

3. on the other hand
4. have control over sth 5. in the 1950s

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Culture corner- Summary
6. 逐渐地,一点点地 7. 属于

6. little by little
7. belong to 8. increase by (to) 9. have a population of

8. 增长了(到)
9.拥有多少人口 10. 超过,多于

10. more than
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Homework:
Exercise book (Cultural Corner)

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