牛津版八年级英语unit 1 教案
language functions and focus
1. use an adjective before a noun or after a linking verb to describe someone/ something
e.g.: she has short hair.
her hair is short.
2. use comparatives to compare two people /things
e.g.: sandy’s hair is longer than millie’s hair.
3. use superlatives to compare three or more people things
e.g.: he is the tallest boy in my class.
4. use ‘as’+ adjective+ ‘as’ to compare people / things
e.g.: millie is as tall as kitty.
5. use adjectives to describe someone’s physical features and appearance
e.g.: sandy is tall and has long hair.
1. identify main ideas to obtain information about a friend
2. interpret information to obtain a general understanding of the people in a conversation
3. identify specific and relevant information to complete letters about teenagers’ future plans
1. use questions and answers to talk about people’s appearance and personality
2. use everyday expressions to show agreement and confirm information
1. guess general meaning from keywords and context
2. skim text for overall meaning and scan for details
3. identify specific information about different people from their friends’ descriptions
1. collect information and organize ideas to describe the appearance and personality of a friend
2. produce a particular text-type for an audience using a given model
look for main points and keywords to help understand and remember a passage more easily
book 8a continues the story about the lives and experiences of the six central characters introduced in book 7a. here, the characters are grade 8 students. your students will be able to identify with the different situations and contexts. language is presented through real-life experiences, exposing students to real communication.
overview of the unit
the main topic of this unit is describing the appearance and the qualities of a good friend. students learn to talk about their friends and their future plans.
the opening page arouses students’ interest in the topic of the unit through the funny interactions of two cartoon characters (eddie and hobo). this opening page introduces the idea of friendship and sharing.
1. read the conversation between eddie and hobo. check understanding of ‘kind’ and ‘share’. ask,
e.g.: what does eddie give hobo? (he gives him some cake and milk.)