第五章的课文内容都很有趣。阅读部分介绍了中国传统的利用鸬鹚的捕鱼法式。在发音练习部分，为大家准备了[l] 和 [r]的几组例句，注意辨析，边听边说，有利于规范发音哦！补充材料部分是小编个人很喜欢的文章，介绍的是中国的茶文化。很多茶的表达，如乌龙茶、红茶都值得收集哦！
READING Pages 66 and 67
Fishing with Birds Wang
Damin sits on the side of the river cooking a meal, with a large bird on his head. The bird is a cormorant, and Damin is a fisherman. He is over 65 now but still works every day. He is thin, and of average height, but he is very fit. Although he is an elderly man, he is strong enough to control his raft in river where he lives and works with his cormorants. Cormorants are large, black birds, about a metre"s long. They are good at catching fish, because they can swim well under water. Their large feet are used to push them quickly through the water. They can pe down 25 metres, and stay under water for up to two minutes. Damin does not require nets or a fishing rod to catch fish. That is done for him by his twelve cormorants. A fishing trip often begins in the late afternoon. Damin sets off on his bamboo raft with his birds. When he reaches the right place, he stops. A piece of grass is tied around the neck of each bird, so that it cannot swallow the fish. Then Damin pushes the birds into the water and jumps up and down and bangs the water with his pole. The fish are frightened by this. At night, a light is hung from the front of the raft. This enables the fisherman to see better, and also attracts the fish. The cormorants swim down and catch the fish, and bring them back to the raft. Later some of the fish are sold, and the rest are pided between Damin"s family and the cormorants.
Cormorant fishing is a traditional Chinese skill, probably more than a thousand years old. Damin enjoys his work, and he is teaching his grandson everything he knows. However, few young people are interested in doing this type of work in the modern world. In fifty years, perhaps there will be no more cormorant fishermen in the world.
LISTENING Page 69
Correcting mistakes in a picture.
One day, Millie"s father saw a man cutting out pictures of people.
Listen to him describe the scene,and look at the picture. The artist has made some mistakes in the picture. Draw a circle around the things which are wrong. The first one is done for you.
One day, I was walking near the bond when I saw a small crowd of people. I walked over to see what they were looking at. In the middle of the crowd there was a short old man, he was wearing a little hat on his head. He was dressed in a dark shirt and trousers and black shoes. In his hands he was holding a small pair of scissors. He was cutting something carefully using black paper. A young girl sat in a chair in front of them. She was looking up at her mother who was standing near her. The girl had lovely long hair. Then I realized that the old man was cutting a picture of her. A sign next the man said "Paper Pictures, 500 yuan." One man in the crowd was holding a black paper of picture he was showing it to a woman. She was laughing at the picture. I watched the old man carefully. He was very skillful. I thought about having my picture done, but then I look up at the clock. It was 6:00 p.m. Time for dinner. I left the little crowd and went toward the underground station.
SPEAKING Pages 73 and 74
A Talk time
The sounds [l] and [r]
1. long lock light fly cloud collect
2. wrong rock right fry crowd correct
3. long wrong lock rock light right fly fry cloud crowd collect correct
her new red radio receiver a long letter
about her new red radio receiver recently wrote me a long letter
about her new red radio receiver Lily recently wrote me a long letter
about her new, red radio receiver.
She rode along a lonely road.
The light was slowly dying.
The crowds of clouds up in the sky were looking down and crying.
We said in Chapter 3
that most words of three or more syllables
have stress on either the first or the second syllable.
However, some do not.
They have the main stress on a later syllable.
application electronic interrupt registration understand
administration civilization communication misunderstand organization
examination operation economical electricity encyclopaedia
extra-curricular mathematician refugee
MORE PRACTICE Page 77
Some Facts About Tea
Tea is the most popular drink in the world besides plain water. There are thousands of different types of tea available. All tea comes from the Camellia Sinensis bush--also known as the Tea Plant. The leaves and buds of this plant are picked several times a year, usually by hand. After picking, the tea is processed into black tea, oolong tea, green tea or white tea. Black tea was invented in China in the Ming Dynasty as a way to keep tea fresh when it was being transported long distances. As tea has to travel a long distance to reach places such as Britain, Canadaand Australia it is not surprising that westerners drink mostly black tea. However, the majority of the world drinks green tea. Herbal tea is prepared in the same way as regular tea but is not really tea. This is because it contains herbs, fruits, spices, etc., but no leaves from the Tea Plant. To truly be tea, the leaves must come from this plant. All tea naturally contains caffeine, which comes from the tea leaves. Antioxidants are the properties found in some foods that reduce your risk of getting cancer and heart disease. All regular tea has a lot of antioxidants. Decaffeinated tea is regular tea (usually green or black) that has been processed to remove the caffeine. In recent years, organic tea has become popular, too. This is tea that comes from plants that have been grown without the use of any chemicals. People believe that it tastes better and is healthier but sometimes it costs more than non-organic tea. This is because the size of the crops is often smaller.