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Sino-Canadian International College, Guangxi University, Online English Lesson Plans, Lesson Material and Ideas
for Semester 2 Reading Lessons...
Lesson Objectives: To identify the main idea of
a news article (or any other reading).
Read the article to understand it then re-read it to identify the main idea.
The Main Idea, Revision:
Every sentence in a paragraph must contribute to the main idea. Most of the
sentences in a paragraph simply support the main idea.
The main idea normally
appears at the beginning of a text.
In short articles the
main idea should appear in the first few sentences. In longer articles the
main idea will be expressed in the first paragraph.
"Friends too sexy for China"
Friends is causing controversy in China because the characters talk about
sex too much.
Qin Mingxin, deputy
director of the international department at China Central Television said:
"I had thought the play focused on friendship.
"In many of the
episodes, a man would meet a woman and immediately go to bed with her. This
is not good according to Chinese people.
portrayed in the show cannot be generally accepted by Chinese
Bosses at the channel
had considered cutting episodes which they considered to have an especially
high sexual content.
But as many of the
show's viewers had already seen the programmes on DVD they thought it would
disappoint these people to cut them.
CCTV officials are in
talks with Warner Brothers, the makers of Friends, to find a solution to the
Story filed: 10:01
Monday 19th January 2004