Introductory Discussion Questions
Have you ever been on a large boat? How many levels did the largest boat you were on have?
Have you ever been around many animals? What was the experience like?
Have you ever stocked up on food, so you would not have to go shopping for awhile? What was the experience like? How many days did you go without shopping?
What is the most important covenant you can think of? Explain its importance.
Cabin Fever Discussion
If you had to stay in a cabin during a long winter, do you think the experience would be good or bad? Explain. In English, cabin fever means the experience of being kept indoors for a long time with feelings of restlessness. Have you experienced cabin fever? Share your stories.
Pair Talk In pairs or groups discuss these topics or words from the story. What do you think the story will say about them? What sentences can you say with these words about your life?
windows and doors, flood, earth, covenant, male and female, birds, edible food,
Change partners and words/topics often.
make place (verb)
destroy to give
to keep under
edible make live
Listening Blank Fill
“You shall make a window for the ark, _________ finish it to a cubit from the top; and _________ the door of the ark in the side ________ it; you shall make it with lower, second, and ___________ decks. “Behold, I, even I am bringing the ____________ of water upon the earth, to destroy all __________ in which is the breath of life, from ____________ heaven; everything that is on the earth shall _____________. “But I will establish My covenant with you; and __________ shall enter the ark—you and your ___________ and your wife, and your sons’ wives with you. “__________ of every living thing of all flesh, you ____________ bring two of every kind into the ark, ________ keep them alive with you; they shall be ___________ and female. “Of the birds after their kind, and of the ______________ after their kind, of every creeping thing of ___________ ground after its kind, two of every kind ______________ come to you to keep them alive. “__________ for you, take for yourself some of all ______________ which is edible, and gather it to __________________; and it shall be for food for you and for _______________.” Thus Noah did; according to all that God _____________ commanded him, so he did.
Multiple Choice Blank Fill
“You shall 1( ) a window for the ark, and finish it to a cubit from the top; and 2( ) the door of the ark in the side of it; you shall make it with lower, second, and 3( ) decks. “Behold, I, even I am 4( ) the flood of water upon the earth, to 5( ) all flesh in which is the breath of life, from under heaven; everything that 6( ) on the earth shall perish. “But I will establish My covenant with you; and you shall 7( ) the ark—you and your sons and your wife, and your 8( ) wives with you. “And of every living thing of all flesh, you shall bring two of every kind into the ark, to 9( ) them alive with you; they shall be male and female. “Of the birds after their kind, and of the animals after their kind, of every 10( ) thing of the ground after its kind, two of every kind will come to you to keep them alive. “As for you, take for 11( ) some of all food which is edible, and gather it to yourself; and it shall be for food for you and for 12( ).” Thus Noah did; according to all that God had commanded him, so he 13( ).
1. a. make b. maked c. maker d. made
2. a. setting b. sat c. set d.sit
3. a. thrice b. third c. three d. thirds
4. a. brought b. bring c. brung d. bringing
5. a. destroy b. destruction c. destroying d. destroyed
6. a. be b. been c. being d. is
7. a. entrance b. enter c. exit d. entered
8. a. son b. sons c. son's d. sons'
9. a. keep b. kept c. keeping d. keeps
10. a. creep b. creeped c. creeping d. creepy
11. a. yourn b. yourself c. yours d. you're
12. a. they're b. their c. they d. them
13. a. did b. do c. done d. does
Pair Work Discussion Questions
Is it important for a house or boat to have windows? Why or why not?
How many people were on the ark?
What would you want to take on the ark with you for a long journey?
Why do you think God saved Noah's life?
If you were Noah in this story, what would your feelings be?
What covenant has God made with Noah and his family?
Which animals were taken on the ark and which were not?
How did Noah gather the animals?
What would be the pluses and minuses of living with a large number of animals?
What foods would you want to take with you on a long boat journey?
Group Discussion and Debate
In pairs or groups, discuss and make a list of the top ten things to take on a long boat journey.
Choose the most important thing of the ten.
Debate the other groups on what the most important thing is.
A friend complains about cabin fever. Write a letter giving suggestions on how to deal with cabin fever.
方 舟 上 边 要 留 透 光 处 ， 高 一 肘 。 方 舟 的 门 要 开 在 旁 边 。 方 舟 要 分 上 、 中 、 下 三 层 。
看 哪 ， 我 要 使 洪 水 ? 滥 在 地 上 ， 毁 灭 天 下 ； 凡 地 上 有 血 肉 、 有 气 息 的 活 物 ， 无 一 不 死 。
我 却 要 与 你 立 约 ； 你 同 你 的 妻 ， 与 儿 子 儿 妇 ， 都 要 进 入 方 舟 。
凡 有 血 肉 的 活 物 ， 每 样 两 个 ， 一 公 一 母 ， 你 要 带 进 方 舟 ， 好 在 你 那 里 保 全 生 命 。
飞 鸟 各 从 其 类 ， 牲 畜 各 从 其 类 ， 地 上 的 昆 虫 各 从 其 类 ， 每 样 两 个 ， 要 到 你 那 里 ， 好 保 全 生 命 。
你 要 拿 各 样 食 物 积 蓄 起 来 ， 好 作 你 和 他 们 的 食 物 。
挪 亚 就 这 样 行 。 凡 神 所 吩 咐 的 ， 他 都 照 样 行 了(CUV) 。
Synonym Matching: make-->build, ark-->boat, finish-->complete, set-->place, perish-->die, establish-->start, covenant-->promise, creeping-->crawling
Antonym Matching: side-->between, lower-->upper, upon-->under, destroy-->make live, enter-->exit, to keep--> to give, edible-->inedible, window-->wall
Listening Blank Fill: and, set, of, third, flood, flesh, under, perish, you, sons, And, shall, to, male, animals, the, will, As, food, yourself, them, had
Multiple Choice Blank Fill: make, set, third, bringing, destroy, is, enter, sons', keep, creeping, yourself, them, did