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Unit5 What are the shirts made of?

P35 3a

The Difficult Search for American Goods in the US

If you go to another country, what kinds of things would you buy? Would you buy a camera in Japan, some beautiful clothes in France, or a watch in Switzerland? No matter what you may buy, you might probably think those products were made in those countries. However, you could be wrong. Kang Jian is a 17-year-old student from Shanghai. Last year he went to visit his aunt and uncle in San Francisco. He found it interesting that so many products in the local shops were made in China. “I wanted to buy a toy car for my cousin, but even though most of the toys had American brands, they were made in China.”

Toys are not the only things made in China. “I wanted to buy a pair of basketball shoes,” he explains. “But I had to visit five or six stores before finding a pair made in America!” He realized that Americans can hardly avoid buying products made in China. “In fact,” he continues, “there are so many things made in China —footballs, handbags, pet food, mobile phones. Even American flags are made in China!” Kang Jian thinks it’s great that China is so good at making these everyday things. However, he wishes that in the future China will also get better at making high-technology products that people can buy in all parts of the world.

P38 2b

Beauty in Common Things

Each different part of China has its own special forms of traditional art. These usually try to show the things that are important in life such as love, beauty and family. The most common things, from paper to clay to bamboo, are turned into objects of beauty.

According to Chinese history, sky lanterns were first used by Zhuge Kongming. He sent them out to ask for help when in trouble. Today, sky lanterns are used at festivals and other celebrations. They are made of bamboo and covered with paper. When the lanterns are lit, they slowly rise into the air like small hot-air balloons for all to see. They are seen as bright symbols of happiness and good wishes.

Paper cutting has been around for over 1,500 years. Paper cutting sounds very easy but it can be difficult to do. The paper, usually red, is folded before it is cut with scissors. The most common pictures are flowers, fish, animals, and things about Chinese history. During the Spring Festival, they are put on windows, doors and walls as symbols of wishes for good luck and a happy new year.

Chinese clay art is famous because the clay pieces are so small but they look very real. The pieces are usually cute children or lively characters from

a Chinese fairy tale or historical story. The pieces are carefully shaped by hand from a very special kind of clay and then allowed to air-dry. After drying, they are fired at a very high heat. They are then polished and painted. Finally, materials such as wood or paper are added to make different things. It takes several weeks to complete everything. These small pieces of clay art show the love that all Chinese people have for life and beauty.

P39 2d

  1. People used to sky lanterns when they were introuble. But today, people light the lanterns and watch them_______the sky with their wishes.
  2. The art of paper cutting_______a simple thing like a pieceof paper________ a beautiful piece of art. People often_________these art pieces_____ the doors, windows and walls of their homes to celebrate the Spring Festival.
  3. To make Chinese clay art, the clay is shaped by hand into things__________cute children or characters from Chinese fairy talesand stories. They are then______paint.


Unit5 What are the shirts made of ?

Section A 2d






刘俊:接下来将加工好的茶叶打包,然后运往不同的国家和中国周边地区。 帕姆:全世界好多人都好像在喝中国茶。


Section A 3a


如果你想去另外一个国家,你想买哪类东西呢?在日本你会买相机吗?在法国买漂亮的衣服,在瑞 士买手表?无论你买什么,也许你认为那些产品一 定是在那些国家制造的。可是,你可能想错了。康 健是一名来自上海的 17 岁地学生。去年他去旧金山 拜访了自己的叔叔婶婶。他发现了一个有趣的现象,当地商店里许多产品都是中国制造的。“我想给堂弟 卖一辆玩具车。可是,尽管多数玩具是美国的牌子, 但他们都是中国制造的。”


————足球、手提包、宠物食品、手机,甚至美国国旗都是中国制造的!”康健觉得中国能制造这些日用品是件好事,不过他希望将来有一天中国更擅于制造高科技产品,让世界各地的人们都能买到。 Section B 2b


中国每个不同地区都有自己独特的传统艺术品。这些艺术品通常表达的是那些生活中重要的东西, 诸如爱、美和家庭。最普通的东西,从纸到黏土到 竹子,都能变成美丽的物品。


剪纸已经有 1500 多年的历史。剪纸听起来很容易,但真剪起来还是挺难得。通常使用红色的纸,先折叠好,再用剪刀剪。最常见的图案是花,动物和有关中国历史的一些东西。春节期间人们把这些剪纸贴在窗子、门或者墙上,寄寓着好运和新年快乐。