Teaching aims: students will be able to use what they’ve learned in this unit to complete a project; students will be able to learn how to make a list of advantages an
d disadvantages of some modern electronic devices. Teaching procedures: Step 1 Presentation of homework Read your email on P11 to your partner. Step 2 Lead in Read To phone or not to phone?on P14 What information have you got from this newspaper article? Step 3 Reading for gist 1. Does the author present a balanced view of the use of the phone? 2. What is the author’s attitude toward it? Find out some sentences to support your answer. Step 4 Reading for details About the Amish 1. How are the Amish different from regular people? 2. What do they value above all else? 3. What does the author think of them? About the use of the telephone What are the drawbacks of the telephone according to the author? How does the author defend the Amish’s point about the use of the telephone? Why does the author think using the mobile phone for text message is the worst? What does the author suggest at the end of the passage? What is the tone of the last sentence? A. Hopeful. B. Humorous. C. Depressed. Step 5 Getting to know the author’s craft Write the outline of the passage. Part 1(Para1-2) Introduction to the Amish way of life Part 2(Para3-6) Disadvantages of the telephone Part 3(Para7-8) Possible solutions 2. Do you find the author convincing in presenting his ideas? Why / Why not? Step 6 Difficult sentences to understand 1. Which is more of a friend: someone you often talk to over the phone, or someone you often talk to face to face? 2. There is something important about being and sharing a life together that cannot be found over a telephone wire. 3. For example, no matter what the circumstances, when the p hone rings, everything stops so that the call can be answered. 4. ? the phone always seems to be ringing, destroying whatever peace you might have. 5. Meanwhile, real relationships are often sacrificed, and whatever personal peace one has is destroyed whenever the phone rings.
6. The Amish reject cars because they like having tight communities where everyone lives close together. 7. When asked later what the call was about, your friend always answers, “Oh, nothing really.” 8. While these messages always seem important at the time, most people cannot really remember them the next day. Step 7 Summarize the passage within 150 words Para1 Introduction to the Amish way of life Para 2 Disadvantages of the telephone Para3 Possible solutions Step 8 LP(task +project) 1、measure [v. ] 1） weigh (sth.) (up)量度；测量（某物） First measure (it) up, then cut the timber to the correct length. 2） (fig 比喻)估计；衡量；判定 It’s hard to measure his ability when we haven't seen his work. 没有见过他的作品, 很难估计他的能力。 3） 为（某体积﹑ 长度﹑ 容积等） The room measures 10 metres across. 这房间宽 10 米。 4.）仔细考虑（某事物） She failed to measure the effect of her actions on her family. 她未虑及其行为对家庭的影响。 weigh sth. against/with sth./sb.（通过竞争﹑冲突等）考验某事物，较量 measure one's strength against sb else 跟别人比力气 [n.] 1. 计量制; 量度法; 计量单位 1) Which measure of weight do pharmacists use? 药剂师用哪一种计量制？ 2) The metre is a measure of length. 米是长度单位。 2. [通常作复数] 措施; 步骤; 办法 The authorities took measures to prevent tax fraud. 当局已采取措施防止偷税漏税。 2、Suitable [adj.] 适宜的, 合适的... Eg. What time is suitable for us to meet? 我们什么时候会面合适？ She is suitable for the job. 她适合做这项工作 [adv.] suitably Eg.You're not suitably dressed. 合适地 [n. ]suitability; suitableness 合适, 适宜 [v.] suit 适合; Eg.The climate (in China) suits me very well. a color that suits you; a choice that suits us all; that dress suits you...相配 "suit oneself"=to do what one wants to do=自便: "Please suit yourself when you visit the school." 3、assume [v.] 1. 假定; 假设; 设想; 以为
1) We cannot assume anything in this case. 在这种情形下我们无法作任何揣测。 2) I am assuming that the present situation is going to continue. 我认为目前的情况将会继续下去。 3) We must assume him to be innocent until he is proved guilty. 尚未证实他有罪, 就得假定他是清白的。 assuming that 如果，假设 We can all leave together assuming (that) the others aren’t late. 我们大家可以一起走——假定其他人不耽搁的话。 2. 装作；装出；假装 assume ignorance, indifference 假装不知情﹑装作不在乎 3. 开始从事; 承担; 担任 assume office 就职 He assumes his new responsibilities next month. 他下月承担新任务。 assumed [adj.] 假装的；假的 4. reject [v] 拒绝接受（某人[某事物]） ： 1) reject a gift, a possibility, an opinion, a suggestion 拒绝接受一件礼物﹑一种可能性﹑一条意见﹑一项建议 2) a rejected candidate, applicant, etc 遭到拒绝的候选人﹑申请人等 3) She rejected his offer of marriage. 他向她求婚，她拒绝了。 4) After the transplant his body rejected the new heart. 他的身体对新移植的心脏产生排斥作用。 5) The army doctors rejected several recruits as unfit. 军医拒收几名新兵，认为身体不合格。 抛弃（某事物） ；摈弃；剔除： 1) Imperfect article s are rejected by our qu ality control. 我们进行质量检验时，有缺陷的产品均予剔除。 2) reject over-ripe fruit, eg when making jam 除去熟透的水果（如制果酱时） 不给予（某人[某事物]）应有的爱; 慢待: The child was rejected by its parents. 这孩子未受到父母的疼爱。 rejection [n.]拒绝；抛弃；拒绝；抛弃： Her proposal met with continual rejections. 她的建议一再遭到拒绝。 5. oppose [v] 反对（某事[某人]） ； （尤指）反抗，抵制： 1) oppose the building of a motorway 反对修筑高速公路 2) oppose a scheme 反对某计画 3) oppose the Government 反政府 4) He opposed the proposal to build a new hall. 他反对修建新礼堂的建议。 对抗（某人） ；与（某人）较量： Who is opposing you in the match? 你和谁比赛? opposed [adj.] 强烈反对某事物： ~ to sth She seems very much opposed to your going abroad. 她好像很反对你出国。
as opposed to 与??对照；与??对比: I am here on business as opposed to a holiday. 我在这里是办公事而不是度假。 6、typical a. 典型的，有代表性的
A typical British winter is wet and cold.典型的英国冬季既湿又冷。 be typical of 是??的特点 This painting is typical of his early work.这幅画是他早期的代表作 It was typical of him to be so cool.只有他才会这么酷 [adv.]typically 7. sacrifice [n.] 供奉；献祭；祭祀；供品；祭品；牺牲： ~ (to sb.) the sacrifice of an ox to Jupiter 用牛祭祀古罗马主神朱庇特 kill a sheep as a sacrifice 宰羊用作祭品 放弃某事物（通常指为获得更重要或更有价值的东西） ；牺牲的事物： 1) Getting rich isn’t worth the sacrifice of your principles. 为致富而牺牲原则是不值得的。 2) He became a top sportsman at some sacrifice to himself. 他付出了一些代价才成为优秀运动员。 3) Her parents made many sacrifices so that she could go to university. 她父母为她上大学在多方面作了牺牲。 sacrifice [v.] 供奉；献祭；祭祀： ~ to sb.; ~ sth. (to sb.) make a sacrifice of (sth.) to sb. sacrifice to idols 供奉偶像 sacrifice a lamb to the gods 以羊羔祭祀众神 牺牲某事物： ~ sth. (to sb./sth.) 1) She sacrificed her career to marry him. 她为了嫁给他牺牲了自己的事业。 2) The car’s designers have sacrificed comfort to economy. 汽车设计人员为降低造价舍弃了汽车舒适方面的一些设想。 3) I’m not sacrificing my day off just to go shopping with Jane. 我可不愿意牺牲一天休假日单单陪简去买东西。 8. rid [v.] 使某人[某事物]摆脱（讨厌的或不想要的人[事物]） ： ~ sb./sth. of sb./sth. 1) rid the world of famine 使世界不再有饥荒 2) rid the house of mice 把房子里的老鼠消灭光 摆脱： be/get rid of sb./sth. 1) He was a boring nuisance! I'm glad to be rid of him. 他这人真讨厌！我很庆幸能摆脱他的纠缠。 2) The shop ordered 20 copies of the book and now it can't get rid of them. 该店定购了 20 本这种书，现在却无法脱手。