Moved by mother’s great love
She had died when the rescuers found her.She was buried by the crushed house.Through gaps of those ruins，we can see her last posture(姿态).Being on her knees，the upper part of the body was prostrate (趴着的) forward，with her hands on the ground to support her body.That was something like an ancient who was kowtowing.
The rescuers confirmed her death by touching her through the gaps of ruins.They shouted at the ruins again and again，knocked the bricks using the crowbar(铁棍)，but no response inside.
Then the rescuing team went to next building，suddenly the leader ran back，calling “come here”.He came to the body，stretched his hands under the woman，feeling and touching，then shouted loudly “there is someone，a baby，still living”.
Through some efforts，rescuers cleaned up the ruins carefully which blocked her.Under her body lay her baby，who was wrapped in a small red quilt with yellow flowers scattered in red.He was about 3 or 4 months’ old.Since well protected by mother’s body，he was totally safe.He was sleeping on both ears when the rescuer carried him out，and his lovely and peaceful face warmed everyone around him.The doctor along with the rescuing team unfastened the quilt to check if the baby was all right，and he found there was a mobile phone filled in the quilt.The doctor looked at the screen subliminally，a written message was already there: “My dear baby，if you could live，don’t forget how much I love you”.As a doctor，he experienced too much of parting forever;but at this moment，he wept.The mobile was passed，every person who saw this message shaded tears.
Section OneWarming Up and Reading
1.Who can remember what happened in Yushu，in Qinghai Province in the year 2010?
A terrible earthquake broke out there on April 14th.More than 2,200 people were killed.
2.Do you know any other natural disasters?
3.Can you tell some famous land earthquakes?
(1)Pakistan Earthquake：On October 8th,2005，a terrible earthquake which measured 7.6 on
the Richter scale happened in Pakistan，Afghanistan and India.And Pakistan was the most
seriousaffected country，in which 38,000 people died,62,000 people injured and 25,000 people
were homeless.(2)San Francisco：On October 17,1989，an earthquake measuring 7.1 on the
Richter scale struck San Francisco.(3)The Wenchuan Earthquake in 2008.
4.Do you know why an earthquake happens?
The plates are moving constantly.Sometimes these two plates stop and do not move for
years.Then suddenly，they jump and an earthquake happens.As a result of the movement
of these plates，west America near the sea has always been a bad place for earthquakes.
5.What do you think may happen before an earthquake?
Mice ran out of the fields looking for places to hide.Fish jumped out of bowls and ponds.The
chickens and even pigs were too nervous to eat.The dog barked loudly again and again.People
could see bright lights in the sky.
2.Where did it happen?
3.How long did it last?
4.Who helped to rescue the trapped people?
Part 1(Para.1)：Before the earthquake，strange things began to happen but no one
took any notice of them.
Part 2(Paras.2～3)：The earthquake destroyed the city of Tangshan and shocked the
people very much.
Part 3(Para.4)：The army came to help the survivors，bringing hope for a new life.
2.True or false?
(1)People in Tangshan were warned of the earthquake and didn’t go to bed that night.(F)
(2)People in Beijing also felt the earthquake.(T)
(3)More than 400,000 people were killed in the earthquake.(F)
(4)Many rescue workers and doctors were trapped under the ruins during the aftershock.(T)
(5)People tried to get fresh water from under the ground in Tangshan.(F)