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Unit 4 Sharing A Letter Home capital market Remote market Jungle highway valley 1 valley 2 Cultural show warriors Boys drumming Dancing girls Hunting kids Village people Village people village people Spirit house Pre-reading Look at the photos and answer the questions Photos 1 to 3 1.What was Jo’s job in PNG? 2.What kind of students were in her class? 3.Describe the classrooms. Photos 4 to 10 1.Jo took many photos of a visit to a student’s village.What can you say about the village? 2.What can you say about life in the village? Photos 1 to 3 1. What was Jo’s job in PNG? Jo was a teacher in PNG. 2.What kind of students were in her class? Teenage boys, as young as we are. 3.Describe the classrooms. The classroom are made with wooden poles and have bamboo walls and grass roofs. Photos 4 to 10 1.Jo took many photos of a visit to astudent’s village.What can you say about the village? The village is very small, and it is a place full of natural beauties. There are many trees and bamboos 2.What can you say about life in the village? People in the village live a simple life. Reading Fast reading Read the letter and divide it into four parts, and summarize what each part is about. Part 1(Para 1) Opening of the letter and in- -troduction to what will be talked about in the passage. Part 2(Para 2-3) The school where Jo work- -ed and Jo’s work at the school. Part 3(Para4-7) Jo and Jenny visited Tom- -be’s home in the village. Part4(Para 8) Closing of the letter. Careful reading Read the passage careful- -ly and complete all the exercises 1.Discuss the life in the village 1)Type of houses Small, round, made of bamboo, grass roofs men’s huts have grass sticking out of the roof, no windows, small doorway 2)Family relationships Everyone seemed to be a relative of each other 3)Cooking methods Heat stones first, then put them in an emp- -ty oil drum with vegetables, and cover them with banana leaves and leave them to steam 4)Sleeping arrangements A new sleeping platform for the guests in the father’s room, the mother usually sleeps in her own hut 5)Diet Sweet potato, corn, greens and peanuts 6)Possessions A few tin plates and cups, a couple of pots 7)Agriculture Tools are very basic; grow kau kau, corn , greens and peanuts. 8)Beliefs They believe there are evil spirits that are usually attracted by leftover food 2.Find the reasons for these facts 1)The boys jumped out of the windows in the science lesson Because they were frightened, they had ne- -ver seen anything like this before 2)Jo wondered how relevant chemistry was to the boys Because most of them would live all their lives as farmers 3)Tombe’s mother cried “ieeee ieeee” when she saw Jo It was her way to welcome visitors to the vi- -llage ( greeting way ) 4)There were no windows in Mukap’s hut Because it was a man’s house. 5)The tin can was standing upside down on the grill The tin can was used to dry out the leftover food, which might attract evil spirits, so the tin was thrown out of the hut. 3.Find out the positive and negative things about living in a village in Papua New Guinea. Positive aspects 1)Boys value education 2)Everyone would know each other 3)The village does not have to rely on outside sources for food 4)People can live without many possessions Negative aspects 1)No running water or electricity 2)The village might be cut off from the out- -side world. 3)The village might not have a school 4)There might not be any medical services close by Discussion Would you like to work as a volunteer in a poor area? I think I will be a volunteer in a poor area. Whenever I saw the poor living state of the poor in the western areas and mountainous areas, I was eager to do something for them. All men are created equal. But they can’t get what we can enjoy. What a pity! If possible, I will try to help.
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