Unit2 English around the world Period 2 Reading and discussion The road to modern English
Knowledge Aims: To get the students know something about the history and development of the English language. Ability Aims: To develop students’ basic skills of listening, speaking and reading. Emotion Aims: To encourage students to practice,participate,and cooperate in the cooperate activities. To get the students know the importance of learning English and Chinese well.
Teaching Important Points:
Let the students have a better understanding of the development of English and the importance of learning English.
Teaching Difficult Points:
How to let the students comprehend the passage well. How to train the students reading and speaking ability through learning this passage and discussion. Teaching approaches: Student center-ed teaching Task-based learning and teaching Activity-based teaching(individual work, pair work, group work)
A multi-media computer system
Step1 warming-up A short video about Li yang crazy English. (To arouse the students interest in learning English and knowing the countries that speak English as their native language.) Let the students list the countries that speak English . (To arouse the students interest in knowing more about the language of English.) Step2 reading 1. Read the title “The road to modern English” and predict (预测) what the passage is mainly about? 2. Listen to the text and match the number with the main idea of each paragraph. (To let the students have a whole understanding of the whole passage.) 3. Read the text, do Ex.1 on Page 10.If it’s false, ask the students to correct it. (To let the students have a detailed understanding of the passage.)
English had the most speakers in the 17th century. English developed when new settlers and rulers came to Britain. Language frequently change. The language of the government is always the language of the country. English is one of the official language used in India. This reading describes the development of the English language. 4. Make a timeline of the development of English language
AD450--1150 ____________ At the end of the 16th century ___________ ___________ Later English was based on _______ English was more like French. How many people speak English? __________ Shakespeare made use of a wider vocabulary. American English gained its own identity. __________ English had its identity.
(To let the students have a detailed understanding of the passage.) Step3 Discussions 1. Why do you think people all over the world want to learn English? ( After reading the passage, we should let the students have a further thinking. I design this part in order to train the students’ speaking ability.) 2. As we all know, more and more people all over the world now want to learn Chinese. Do you think Chinese will become an international language all over the world in the near future? And why? Please list the reasons. (To train the students’ speaking ability and let them be prepared for writing.) Step 4 Conclude that which group do a better job. (To give them encouragement.) Step 5 Homework Write a short composition about why Chinese is becoming more and more important in the world. (To consolidate what they have discussed in this class.)