Unit 3 life in the future
The first Period
1. Learn some new words and expressions. 2. Help the students to talk about life in the past, at present and in the fu
ture. 3. Enable the students to describe the life in the past, at present and in the future.
Difficult and Important Points:
Compare life in the past, at present and in the future What is life in the future like? What changes will take place?
1. First and careful reading, 2. Asking and answering question activity 3. Individual, Pair work & group work
Teaching Procedures: Step 1 warming up
Talk about how many changes there have been in the last one thousand years. And what changes we might expect to find in the next one thousand years
Step two: pre-reading
1.Can you tell what problems people are facing today? 2.what problems do you think people in the future will have overcome?Which ones will still be there or even worse in AD3005? Key: 1The problem of population will be solved,have begun to Control the birth rate. 2The problems will be still there,and will even worse. 3I don’t think so.Now scientists are trying their best to develop new resources that human beings can make use of ,such as solar energy.In my opinion……
Read the text for the first time and tell what the text is about? It’s an e-mail written by a man Who has taken up a trip to the future. 2. Look at the following sentence, there are in wrong order, tell me the correct order for these sentence A. We were transported into the future by a comfortable time capsule.
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B. I arrived a t Wang Ping’s home and everything in his house made me surprised. C.I won a travel to the year AD3005 D. I have my first try to master a hovering carriage.
1.why did I have the chance to travel to the year AD3005? 2. What is a “ time lag”? 3. How did I feel when I was in the capsule? 4who guides my trip? 5.why did my guide give me some tables? 6.who transported us to the future? Key 1. I took up the prize I won the year before. 2. “Time lag”means a person gets flashbacks from his previous time period. 3. The seats in the capsule are very comfortable. 4. My friend Wang Ping is my guide to the future. 5. The tablets could help me feel less nervous and uncertain 6. Wang Ping’s parents’ company transported us to the future. 1How did I feel as soon as I was transported to the future? After the writer was transported to the future,he was hit by the lack of fresh air. 2.how did Wang Ping solve this problem? Wang Ping gave a mask to the writer and hurried him through to a small room nearby to have a rest. 3.what do you think has caused this kind of problem? Now we are causing more and more pollution to the nature,this will cause serious problems to life in the nature.This may be the cause of the lack of fresh air in the future. 1 What did Wang Ping’s house look like? His house is a large bright ,clean room.It had a green Wall,a brown floor and soft lighting . 2 What was the green wall made of? What’s the purpose of building this kind of green wall? The green wall was made of trees.The leaves of the trees will provide much-needed oxygen to the house. 3 How can you produce a TV set in Wang Ping’s house? You can just flash a switch on the computer screen and a TV set will rise from the floor.
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Time travel Can travel to Different times as you wish transport houses Towns Air quality .can move swiftly save living space Busy, look like markets Own family oxygen supply
After-effects of travel Disorganized, difficult to find way Short of space Easy to get lost Poor quality in public places
Sample answers Ex.2 I think the writer has an optimistic view of the future.He was very excited when he traveled to the year AD 3005 an d couldn’t elieve if wa s true.From this,we can see he is eager to go to the future.Though ehe was hit by the lack of fresh air,
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