Step I Greeting and revision T: Good morning / afternoon, boys and girls! First I will check the words and expressions you have
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Teacher shows answers on the screen. T: Please look at the screen and check your answer. Do you have any question? S: Are “such as” and “for example” the same? T: OK. I’ll give you two examples: 1. He knows five languages, such as Russian, French and Spanish. 2. The differences in the spoken language are greater. For example, Americans say dance [d?ns], and in southern England they say [d?ns]. Students ask any questions and teacher explains to them in class. Step II warming up Arouse the students’ interest in reading. Let the students know of world English. T: So much for the words. Can you name some countries in which English is spoken? Ss: Of course. America, Britain, Canada, Australia… Teacher writes American, British, Canadian, and Australian on the blackboard. Then add English to these words. T: Are these Englishes the same? S1: I think they are the same. They are all called English. S2: I don’t think so. As I know BE and AE are different in spelling, pronunciation and so on. T: Well, turn to page 9. Read the Warming Up. Please answer the questions below. Ss: (scanning) There is more than one kind of English. T: Please go on reading and try to tell AE words from BE words below. After reading, the students give their answers. T: Who will show your answer? S: I think “mum, in a team, rubber, petrol” are BE words. And “mom, on a team, eraser, gas” are AE words. T: Can you give them a name? Ss: World English. T: Very good. Step III Pre-reading Activate the students’ background knowledge of English. T: From Warming Up we know many people speak English in the world. How many people speak English and why do so many people speak English? Please discuss with your partners and answer the questions. A few minutes later. Sa: Maybe 1000 million people speak English today. Because many countries were colonies of England, so English is spoken as a first or second language in many countries. Sb: We can’t get the exact number. More and more people begin to learn English because English is the working language in the United Nations. Everywhere children go to school to learn English.
Excellent! About 1500 million people speak English as their first, second or foreign language. But they don’t speak the same kind of English.
Step IV Reading Get the students to know the history of English and help the students to form a good habit of reading. Point to the blackboard. T: how did different kinds of English come about? Please read the test “The Road to Modern English” quickly and pick out the answer. Students read quickly to find the answer. T: Any volunteer to answer the question? S: I will. English has changed over time. All languages change when cultures communicate with one anther. T: Any different ideas? Well, you all have the same answer. Task 1: Reading and choose correct answers. T: Turn to page 10. Please read the questions and multiple answers first to know what information we should get, and then read the passage to find the answer. A few minutes later. T: Now who would like to tell us your answer? Any volunteer? 1A 2 D 3 C 4 D 5 B Task 2: Read and summarize the main idea of each paragraph. Work in groups of 4 T: Read the text and tell the main idea of each paragraph. After reading, discuss your answer in groups of 4. After a few minutes. T: What is the main idea of the first paragraph? S1: The first paragraph tells us that more and more people speak English. S2: I don’t think so. It describes the extension of English in the world. T: Right. The first paragraph describes the extension of English in the world. What is the main ides of paragraph 2. S3: It tells us native speakers can understand each other but not everything. Let the students give an example t o prove this point. T: Can you tell me what the third paragraph is about? S4: All languages change when cultures communicate with one another. It’s the key sentence of the last two paragraphs. This paragraph tells the development of English as native language. T: Quite right. What about the last paragraph? S5: English is spoken as a foreign or second language in many countries. T: How many parts can we divide the text into? Ss: Two parts. The first paragraph is the first part, and paragraph 2,3 and 4 can be Part 2. Step V: Post-reading Check the students’ understanding of the text, help the students deal with new language points. Task : Express one’s own opinion. Wok in groups of 4. T: There are many kinds of English. Which kind of English are we learning? Ss: Both AE and BE.
Show questions on the screen and ask a student to read them. T: Please discuss these questions and tell us your answers. 1. Do you think it matters what kind of English you learn? Why? 2. Why do you think people all over the world want to learn English? 3. Will Chinese English become one of the world Englishes? After a few minutes. T: OK. I’ll ask some groups to report their opinions. Group 1, Can you tell us your opinion? S1: Yes. I think we should learn BE Because other kinds of English came from it. T: Any different ideas? S2: In my opinion, we can learn any kind of English because people can understand each other even if they don’t speak the same kind of English. T: Wonderful! What about the second question? S3: With the development of economy, it is necessary for people from different countries to communicate with each other. So we need a language to be work language, while English is the most widely used language. So people all over the world want to learn English. T: Very good! OK. Queation3. Yes or no? S4: My answer is “yes”. A large number of Chinese especially young people are learning English. English is communicating with Chinese Culture. There will be Chinese English. T: Only time will tell. Now we know English is spoken in so many countries and it plays an important part in the world. If we learn English well, we can listen to English song, read English novels, travel in English speaking countries comfortably and communicate with foreigners easily. Also, it is of great help not only to our own development but also to the development of our country. The Olympic Game will be held in Beijing. Let’s work hard and welcome its coming. Question time T: It is time for you to ask any questions or let me explain the sentences that hinder your understanding of the text. Students ask questions freely. Step VI Homework