Book 5 Unit 3 Life in the future Period 1
Learning contents: Warming-up and Reading Learning aims: 1. Know sth about the life in the future and focus on the differences between the present life and the future life. 2. Summarize the main idea of each paragraph and retell the story briefly; 3. Decide the author’s attitude to the future life and state the reasons; Learning procedure: Step I warming up Task 1: Talk about what changes do you expect to see in your life in 1000 years’ time? Task 2: Group work. Predict the main aspects of life in the future and fill in the form. Present time Transport Work Finance currency Languages Environment Education cars, plans, bikes, ships, CRH… office, factory, farm… and coins, notes… English, Chinese… serious pollution, warming… public schools, private schools… flats, High-rise buildings with bathrooms… mobile, online chatting… global In1000 years’time
Communication Step II Reading
Task 3: Skim over the passage and find the main idea of the passage and each paragraph. Type of writing Main idea of the passage .
paragraph Topic sentence of 2nd
paragraph Topic sentence of 3rd
paragraph Topic sentence of 4th
paragraph This passage is written in the order of ________. (time/ space/ importance) Step III Detailed reading Task 4: Scan Paragraph 1 and guess the underlined phrase with your deskmate. keep getting flashbacks: Please list some emotional words about Li Qiang’s feelings in Para. 1? Task 5: Scan Paragraph 2 and answer the questions. Q: Do you think their journey is a pleasant one or a terrible one? How do you know? Find some details to support your idea. Q: How about Li Qiang’s feeling during the journey? Task 6: Scan Paragraph 3 and answer the questions. Q: What are Li Qiang’s first impression of the air quality and the transport? How did Li Qiang describe it? Air quality: Transport: Q: How did Li Qiang feel after his journey was completed? Q: What’s Li Qiang’s attitude towards the future? A. Pessimistic B. Optimistic Task 7: Scan Paragraph 4 and answer the questions. Q: What does the house in the future look like?
Q: What’s Li Qiang’s feeling after he saw the strange-looking house? Step IV Post-reading I. Useful Expressions 1. 拿起；接受 2. 站立起来 3. 遭受 4. 把…递给 5. 朝四面八方 6. 立刻，马上 7. 看不见 8. 打扫 9. 看见 10. 对…不确定 11. 加速 12. 溜进 13. 好像 14. 一千年以后 15. 开/关（水、电、气） II. Sentence structures 1. Worried about the journey, I was unsettled for the first few days. 因为担心这次旅行?头几天我心里总是不踏实?结果我得了时间滞后症。 2. Well-known for their expertise, his parents’ company, called “Future Tours”, transported me safely into the future in a time capsule. 他父母的公司叫做“未来之旅”以其技术高超而闻名。 他们把我装在一个时间 舱里?平安地把我送入了未来。 3. The capsule began swinging gently sideways as we lay relaxed and dreaming. 时间舱在轻轻左右摇晃我们放松地躺在那里做梦。 4. The air seemed thin, as though its combination of gases had little oxygen left. 空气似乎很稀薄好像在混合的气体中剩下的氧气很少。 5. Hit by a lack of fresh air, my head ached. 由于缺乏新鲜空气我感到头痛。 6. Soon I was back on my feet again and following him to collect a hovering carriage driven by computer. 没过多久我就再次站立起来跟着他去领取了一台由电脑驱动的气垫车。 7. However I lost sight of Wang Ping when we reached what looked like a large market because of too many carriages flying by in all directions. 可是当我们到达一个看上去像大市场的地方时由于太多车子朝四面八方飞 奔我看不见王平了。 8. I realized that I had been transported into the future of what was still my hometown. 我这才懂得我被送到了未来但却仍然在自己的家乡。 9. Arriving at a strange-looking house, he showed me into a large, bright clean room. 到了一幢看上去很奇怪的房子里?他把我带到一个明亮而洁净的大房间。 10. Then Wang Ping flashed a switch on a computer screen, and a table and some chairs rose from under the floor as if by magic. 然后王平在电脑屏幕上的开关上闪了一下于是一张桌子和几把椅子就像变 魔术那样从地板下面升了起来。
11. Just relax, since there is nothing planned on the timetable today. 你可以好好休息一下。今天没有任何出行计划。 12. Having said this, he spread some food on the table, and produced a bed from the floor. 说完这些他把食物摆在桌子上又从地板下取出一张床来。 13. Exhausted, I slid into bed and fell fast asleep. 实在累坏了我溜上床很快就睡着了。 V. Homework. Finish exercises on P20 & P56.