unit 2 travelling
1 before looking at the comic strip, revise some of the adj.used to describe personalities focusing particularly on ‘smart’. also revise comparatives and the structure ‘there be’. preteach structures (‘what is …like?, it’s like…’) out of context.
2 ask students to study the page for a few minutes. encourage them to ask any questions about the conversation. invite more able students to give comments about the last sentence.
3 after students have grasped the amusing message of the page, use it as a starting point for brainstorming on ‘what is school like?’ ask students make comments, write everything on the bb.
4 do a mini survey of students’ opinions.
presentation (welcome to this unit)
1introduce the idea of the main language spoken in different countries around the world. start with chinese then move on to english. english is used as a main language in the following countries: britain, ireland, the usa, canada, australia and new zealand. talk to students briefly about different varieties of english used around the world.
2 ask students to read the list of words in part a. check for pronunciation and explain any unfamiliar words. give them more british and american words to match.
why don’t dogs…? what is school like? be like watching tv, fewer advertisements, autumn—fall, american football—football, football—soccer, film—movie, secondary school—high school, etc.
1 learn the language points by heart.
2 一课三练 p.13
3 preview the reading part.
presentation (reading a)
1talk about different countries to introduce the idea that there are different kinds of schools around the world.
2on the bb, write the headings ‘life in a chinese school’. brainstorm quickly students’ ideas about what they want to tell people in other countries about their school life. focus on enjoyable and special aspects of school.
3write ‘life in a british school’ and life in an american school’ on the bb. as a pre-reading activity, ask students what they think lives in these schools are like. elicit subjects, different class activities, extra-curricular activities and clubs.
4 ask students to read the text. explain any difficult words.
5 divide the class into two groups. allocate one of the letters to each group. in pairs, ask students to underline the main points . then ask them to circle all the keywords in the text. ask students to make a gird with the different ‘wh-‘ questions.
presentation (reading b)