Unit 2 Working the land
unit 2 working the land teaching aims:1. target languagea.words and phrasessunburn, struggle, super, expand, circulate, equip, export, rid ... of, be satisfied with, lead a ... life, search for, would rather, thanks to, with the hope of, rather than b. important sentencesthis special strain of rice makes it possible to produce one-third more of the crop in the same fields. p10he cares little about spending the money on himself or leading a comfortable life. p102. ability goals enable ss to learn more about agriculture, countryside and farming. by talking they can exchange their experience with each other. by reading they will realize the role that agriculture plays in human life. in fact this world faces a serious problem—starvation. so after reading the passage about dr yuan students will know the importance of his achievement to man. of course they will learn from dr yuan some noble character.3. learning ability goals help ss learn how to describe dr yuan longping including his personality.teaching important points a. help to comprehend the text and grasp the main idea of the text.b. grasp the usage of some words and expressions.c. how to help students make up their minds to make contributions to motherland in the future like dr yuan.teaching difficult points a. how to help students learn more about agriculture.b. help students really master the usage of words and expressions.teaching methods talking, questioning-and-answering activity and reading.teaching aids a tape recorder, a projector and a computer.
teaching procedures && ways
the first period readingstep 1.greeting and revision1. greet the students as normal.2. revise the warming up with the following questionhow do you think to grow our main food--rice?-----1)first, the farmers plow the field. they have to make the soil loose enough to plant crops.2)second,grow some young plants3)third, they insert the young plants into the loose field.4)at last ,they will get the harveststep 2 pre-reading1 ask the following questions 1).what’s the main food in canada and usa:----- potatoes and bread2).what is the main food in south america:----- corn/maize3 )what is the main food in southeast asian countries: ----- rice2 show the students some pictures and ask the questionwhat is happening to these people in east asian and southeast asian countries?then show more news like that:international facts on hunger and poverty (XX)1)every 8 seconds, a child somewhere in the world dies from starvation.