Book 7, Selective English Course, Senior High School Unit 5 Travelling Abroad Ⅰ. Teaching aims 1. Students get to know some knowledge about studying abroad. 2. Students are able to make use o
f some words, expressions and grammar applied in this unit.
Ⅱ. Knowledge aims Words: motherland, visa, queue, cafeteria, lecture, qualification, shopkeeper, idiom, academic, essay, tutor, revise, revision, draft, numb, autonomous, preparation, recommend, comfort, substitute, requirement, acknowledge, contradict, occupy Phrases: apply for, take up, feel at home, say goodbye to sb., deserve to do sth., adjust to, keep it up, fit in, as far as one is concerned, be occupied with Sentences: 1. It was the first time she had ever left her motherland. (It is/was the…time that…) 2. It’s not just study that’s difficult. (强调句型) 3. Besides, as far as he was concerned, what other people
thought was not the most important thing. (as far as…is/was concerned, what 从句主语) 4. I have been so occupied with work that I haven’t had time for social activities. (so…that…) Grammar: Non-restrictive attributive clauses e.g.: Xie Lei, who is 21 years old, has come to our university to study for a business qualification.
Ⅲ. Teaching key and difficult points: Teaching key: to understand the text and use your own words to retell the text Difficult point: how to use phrases and grammar: adjust to, keep it up, fit in, as far as one is concerned, be occupied with; non restrictive attributive clauses
Ⅳ. Teaching aids: 1) Raising question approach 2) Discussion approach *Teaching means: to use multi-media (Powerpoint Slides) as an assistant means in teaching
Ⅴ. Teaching steps: Step 1 Lead-in 1. To raise the following questions to students: 1) If you could go anywhere in the world, which country would like to visit and why? 2) Do you have any friends or relatives who are studying abroad? Do you know what they need to prepare for studying abroad before their departure? (Offer letter, passport, visa, to get to know the culture in another country beforehand…and the most important thing is to be psychologically and mentally prepared for a totally different culture, environment and life.) 2. To ask the question as a cut-in of our text：How is life for students who study abroad? Step 2 Listening comprehensions 1. Present students with the following question before listening to the tape: What does Xie Lei find difficult when studying in England? 2. Get students to listen to the tape and then answer the above question. Step 3 Fast reading 1) To tell students the task of summarizing the main idea of this
text before they start reading. 2) To have students to work in pairs and summarize the main idea of this text. Step 4 Intensive reading 1. To get students to read the text more carefully paragraph by paragraph and then discuss the following questions in groups. Language points will be analyzed paragraph by paragraph to go with intensive reading. Paragraph 1: 1) How long has Xie Lei been in England? 2) How did Xie Lei feel when she got her visa? Paragraph 2: 1) Why is Xie Lei doing a preparation course first? Paragraph 3: 1) What kinds of difficulties does Xie Lei come across during her study in London? 2) Why did Xie Lei feel like a child when she first arrived in England? Paragraph 4: 1) What does Xie lei gain by living with a host family? Paragraph 5: 1) What helps Xie Lei to get used to the academic
requirements of a western university? 2) What kind of learner is Xie Lei now? Paragraph 6: 1) How does Xie Lei feel in England now? 2) Why has Xie Lei decided to join a few clubs? 2. To analyze and learn important phrases, sentences and grammatical points with students during the process of intensive reading Step 5 Language points Phrases: Apply for, take up, feel at home, say goodbye to sb., deserve to do sth., adjust to, keep it up, fit in, as far as one is concerned, be occupied with Sentences: 5. It was the first time she had ever left her motherland. (It is/was the…time that…) 6. It’s not just study that’s difficult. (强调句型) 7. Besides, as far as he was concerned, what other people thought was not the most important thing. (as far as…is/was concerned, what 从句主语) 8. I have been so occupied with work that I haven’t had time for social activities. (so…that…)
Grammar: Non-restrictive attributive clauses e.g.: Xie Lei, who is 21 years old, has come to our university to study for a business qualification. Step 6 Summary To go through important and difficult points of this lesson with the students once again Step 7 Homework To master important words, phrases, sentences and the grammatical point of non-restrictive attributive clauses
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