Unit 2 The United Kingdom
Period 1: Warming up and pre-reading
Knowledge Aims: 1. Get the students to learn the useful new words and expressions in this section.
2. Let the students learn about how the UK was formed and the four groups of invaders. 1. Develop students’ reading ability and let them learn different reading skills. 2. Enable students to learn to talk about the United Kingdom and the Union Jack 1. Let students know more about the UK 2. Develop students’ sense of cooperative learning
Teaching Important Points: 1. Let the students learn about the countries of the United Kingdom and the Union Jack 2. Get the students to read the passage and know about how the UK was formed and the four groups of invaders. 3. Have the students learn different reading skills. Teaching Difficult Ponts: 1. Develop students’ reading ability. 2. Enable students to talk about the United Kingdom and the Union Jack. 3. Let students learn how the UK was formed geographically and historically. Teaching Methods: Showing pictures, asking, exercising, listening, reading etc. Teaching Aids: A computer,a projector and a blackboard. Teaching Procedures: Step1. Lead in (3 Minutes) 1) Show a map of the world, ask students the following questions: Where is the UK? What’s the full name of the UK? 2) Ask the students work in pairs to do the quiz on Page 9. Do you want to test how many things you know about the United Kingdom? Let’s have a small test.
Step2. Pre -reading (2 Minutes) Using the map on P9, students answer the following questions: ?How many countries does the UK consist of? What are they? ?England is divided into three main areas. Do you know what they are? Step3. Reading (30Minutes) 1) Scanning (10Minutes ) Let the students hold the questions asked in pre-reading and read the passage quickly and then let them do the following exercise. Join lines to the right answer. Para. 1. Explains the joining of England and Wales. Para. 2. States topic to be examined in the reading. Para. 3. Explains the importance of London as a cultural and political centre in the UK. Para. 4. Explains what the term “Great Britain” means and how it came about. Para. 5. Explains differences in the four countries. Para. 6. Explains how England is divided into three zones. 2)Detailed reading (20 Minutes ) Ask students to read the passage carefully this time , try to understand the whole text and then finish the following form: UK In the 13th Century In 17th Century Some time later Consists of ________, ______, Scotland and _______. ______ was linked to ________. ________ and Wales were joined to ________. _________ Ireland broke away and _________ Ireland joined with ________,Wales and ________. Thus _______ come into being. the ______ of the four countries, consists of the ______, ________ and _____ of England the greatest ________ treasure of all, has _________, art _________, theatres, parks and ________. ____________, _______ and
Are the Romans, The four groups of Normans. invaders
Step 4. Homework (5Mimutes ): 1. Learn the useful new words and expressions in this part by heart. 2. Read the reading passage again and try to retell it in your own words. Blackboard Design: Unit 2 The United Kingdom Period 1: Warming up and pre-reading Consists of _England _, _Wales_, Scotland and _Northern Ireland_. _Wales was linked to _England .
UK In the 13th Century
In 17th Century Some time later
_England _ and Wales were joined to _Scotland _. ___Southern Ireland broke away and _Northern Ireland joined with _England,Wales and _Scotland. Thus _the UK_ come into being. the largest of the four countries, consists of the _South , _Midlands and North of England the greatest _historical treasure of all, has _museums _, art _collections_, theatres, parks and _buildings_. Are the Romans, Anglo-Saxons __, _Vikings_ and Normans.
London The four groups of invaders
Feedback: Positive sides: Further improving sides:
Hello, everyone. My name is Zhang Huan. It's been a great pleasure for me to stand here to give my presentation. My topic is The United Kingdom, which is taken from unit2 in New Senior English For China Student’s Book5. And my contents consist of 9 parts. They are as following: 1. Analysis of the teaching material 2. Analysis of the students 3. Teaching methods 4. Teaching aims and demands 5.Teaching key and difficult points 6. Teaching aids 7. Teaching procedures 8. Blackboard design 9. Feedback Well, to begin with, I will talk about the first part ―analysis of the teaching material.This unit centers on the United Kingdom, which aims to make students to understand the UK culturally, geographically and historically, students could get a general understanding of one of the major English-speaking countries in this unit and their world is brightened at the same time through the material. My focus is on the first teaching period of this unit , which is an introduction to the United Kingdom. Secondly, I would like to say something about the analysis of the students. My students have already learnt New Senior English For China Student’s Book1, 2, 3 and 4 and have formed their own ideas to learn High school English well and have formed their habits to learn English. Although they know English become much difficult in High school, but if they have figured out their own way to improve their English under the help of their English teachers, English learning process will also have a lot of fun. Student in this period are becoming serious about their study and would learn English actively and eagerly . So English teachers at this time need to use English as a tool to brighten students’ outlook, so students would enjoy learning English at the same time to gain knowledge. Thirdly, in this period, I will mainly adopt the content-based approach. Through different exercises and questions about this period’s content, I will enable students to participate in the class actively. Through repetition, student could get a consolidated idea about the United Kingdom and the words and expressions which are useful for them. Fourthly, let's move on to the next part, teaching aims and demands. There are knowledge aims, ability aims and emotion aims: 1) Knowledge aims are to get the students to learn the useful new words and expressions in this section and let the students learn about how the UK was formed and the four groups of invaders. 2) Ability aims are to develop students’reading ability and let them learn different reading skills and enable students to learn to talk about the United Kingdom and the Union Jack. 3) Last but not least, the emotional aims are to let students know more
about the UK and develop students’sense of cooperative learning. Fifthly, now here comes the teaching important and difficult points. The important points are to let students learn about the countries of the United Kingdom and the Union Jack and get students to read the passage and know about how the UK was formed and the four groups of invaders. As for the difficult points, students are expected to develop their reading ability, to read the passage and know about how the UK was formed and the four groups of invaders and to have them learn different reading skills.
Sixthly, in this period I will use blackboard, chalks, a computer and a projector. Seventhly, I am going to talk about the most important part: teaching procedure, which consists of 4 steps. Step 1 is Lead in I will show students a map of the world, ask students the following questions: Where is the UK? What’s the full name of the UK? After the two questions, I will let students work in pairs to finish a quiz on textbook. The lead-in part is planed to be finished in 3 minutes. Step 2 is Pre -reading, which will take about 2 minutes. Students will use a map on page 9 and finish two questions based on the map. Step 1 and 2 are used to form questions in students’ head and to prepare for the following part. Step 3 is the main part in this period and I divided it into two parts: The first part is scanning. This part will make students read as quickly as possible and finish a main idea matching exercise, which will take about 10 minutes. The second part is detailed reading, students need to find out the detailed information about the text, after they have read the passage carefully, they need to finish a form about the text. The exercises in this part aim to make students understand the passage clearly. This part will take about 20 minutes. Here goes step 4 ―Homework After the class, students need to learn the useful new words and expressions in this part by heart and read the reading passage again and try to retell it in their own words. As for blackboard design, I will write down the detailed reading part’s form, which is very helpful for students to understand the passage clearly and useful for me to explain the detailed information about the text to students. After the class have finished, I will write down the positive sides of this class and the further improving sides of my class. I think feedbacks are always playing an important role to a responsible teacher, which is key to be a better English teacher. I decided to be an English teacher as my life-time career is because of my favorite
teacher―Zhang Zuotang in university who never tops to learn enormously and devotes his lift to Chinese education. He gains his sense of meaningfulness from sharing his knowledge with his students and trying his best to brighten their world. I was deeply touched by his hard-working story and influenced by his positive attitudes towards life and work , so here I am. Thank you for you attention, and that’s all.