Unit 2 English around the world
教学设计说明 了解英语在世界上的发展状况，认识各种各样带有民族、地域特 知识 与 技能 色的英语；对英国英语和美国英语的差异有所了解，尤其是一些 常用词汇，比如 flat 和 apartment, lift 和 elevator, rubber 和 eraser 等; 掌握本单元中出现的词汇、短语的用法； 学会语言交际困 难的表达法，如 pardon, I beg your pardon?; 掌握祈使句及其间接 引语的表达法。 本单元通过对“世界英语”这一话题的探讨，以加强学生对英语语 言的了解，对当代语言特别是英语的发展趋势的了解。在教授本 单元 总体 方法 教学 目标 词汇，随意违反英语语法规则或惯用法，不顾正常的发音、语调 等。在学生用书中的听力部分，原文真实的反映了灭国南部地区 英语的方言和语音， 旨在让学生感受一下将英语作为母语的本国 人说话的一个侧面。要注意掌握尺度，让学生感受一下、了解一 下，点到为止，不提倡硬性模仿。 情感 态度 与 价值观 了解英国英语和美国英语的区别， 两种英语不存在那种好与不好 的问题。可以给学生布置以下任务：通过对话形式，将所学过的 英美说法的不同之处，按实际生活和想象编一段对话。尽可能运 用语言功能中表达语言困难的说法。 include role international native elevator flat apartment rubber petrol gas modern culture actually present rule vocabulary usage identity government rapidly candy lorry command request retell polite boss standard Midwestern Spanish eastern southeastern northwestern recognize accent lightning direction subway block play a role (in) because of 祈使句及其间接引语 come up such as play a part (in) 过程 与 单元时必须强调美国英语、澳大利亚英语、印度英语、新加坡英 语等都有各自的规律和和惯用法。 要提防学生认为可以滥用英语
教学 词汇 重点
教学 难点 教学 策略
Expressing one’s idea on which kind of English one should learn; guess the name of speaker’ s country by listening; how to tell the differences between a command and a request; how to change the pronoun when turning the direct speech into indirect speech.
Discussion, Student-centered work, teach grammar in real situation
实际教学过程课时划分建议 Period 1 Period 2 Period 3 将 Warming Up、 Pre-reading、整合在一起上一节热身课 将 Reading 和 Comprehending 整合上一节“阅读课 将 Learning about language 和 Workbook 中的 USING WORDS AND EXPRESSIONS 整合 在一起上一节“语言知识课” Period 4 Period 5 Period 6 Period 7 Period 8 将 Discovering Useful Structures 设计为一堂语法和练习课 将 Using language 设计为一节包括听说读写单项技能或组合技能训练的“综合技能课” 本单元 language points 讲解 Listening 部分上一节听力课 Writing 部分上一节“写作课”
Period 1 Warming Up& Pre-reading Aims To talk about varieties of English Teaching way: PPT Teaching procedures: Step1: Greetings Step2: Warming up I: Words preview elevator n. 电梯; 升降机 petrol n. 汽油 =(美) gasoline gas n. 汽油; 煤气; 毒气 official adj. 官方的; 正式的 II Let?s do a small quiz about national flags of different countries, and find out the languages spoken in these countries. III Do you know that there is more than one kind of English? In some important ways they are every different from one another. They are called world Englishes. @Can you understand the different kinds of English these people are using?
Speaker1: Let?s go to the pictures! Speaker2: OK. But how shall we go to the movies? Speaker1: Why not go by Underground? Speaker2: Er, but the subway station is far away. @Varieties of English There are many varieties (分类) of English around the world such as： Canadian English British English American English Australian English Indian English @ What are the differences between American English and British English A Speaker1: Do you have any plan this fall? Speaker2: What? Do you mean this autumn? When you hear two native speakers of English, they may still not speak the same kind of English. Fill in the table below. Chinese 秋天 公寓 汽油 电梯 地铁 大学 垃圾 假期 BrE autumn flat petrol lift underground university rubbish holiday fall apartment gas, gasoline elevator subway college garbage vacation AmE
Situation discussion Jack is a British boy. He went to America for a trip in this summer vacation. The first day he went to a restaurant and looked around for a toilet. When he asked the waitress, she told him it is on the second floor. Jack went up two floors only to find empty rooms. Where is the toilet? look at the chat below now British English the ground floor the first floor the second floor the third floor American English the first floor the second floor the third floor the forth floor
B Speaker1: Can you tell me how to spell the word “neighbor”? Speaker2: N-E-I-G-H-B-O-U-R, neighbour. When you write in English, they may not have the same spelling. Fill in the table below. Chinese 邻居 劳动 颜色 幽默 最喜爱的 剧院 千米 Summary: Main differences spelling BrE colour travelled either autumn film shop fall movie store AmE color traveled BrE neighbour labour colour humour favourite theatre kilometre AmE neighbor labor color humor favorite theater kilometer
@ Imitation Time Read the two dialogues below and then find the different kinds of English. 1. Little Girl: Hi, I?d like some sweets, please. Store Owner: No problem. All the candy we sell is sweet. Little Girl: I see, so you sell sweet sweets. 2. Jim: Let?s take the lorry for a trip into the countryside. Linda: Of course, I expect you to take me! Jim: Oh, I?m sorry, Linda, I mean my truck. III. Pre-reading 1 With your partner, list the countries that use English as an official language. 2 Which country do you think has the most English learners? Answers:
English Mother tongue
Countries the UK the U.S.A Canada Australia South Africa Ireland New Zealand India Pakistan Nigeria the Philippines
Explanation The people in these countries are native speakers of English. In total, for more than 375 million people English is their mother tongue. These people speak the language of their own country at home but the language of the government, schools, newspapers, and TV is English. The number of people who learn English as a foreign language is more than 750 million.
China Germany France etc.
IV Fun Time A Joke V. Homework 1.Look up the new words and expressions of the reading in the dictionary. 2. Preview the reading: THE ROAD TO MODERN ENGLISH Period 2 Reading and Comprehending Aims To read about the history of English language Teaching way: PPT Teaching procedures: Step1: Greetings Step2: Reading I: Words preview voyage n. 航行; 航海 apartment n. 公寓住宅; 单元套房 actually adv. 实际上; 事实上 base vt. 以?..为依据 n. 基部; 基地; 基础 gradually adv. 逐渐地; 逐步地 Danish n. 丹麦语 adj. 丹麦的; 丹麦人的 vocabulary n. 词汇; 词汇量; 词表 spelling n. 拼写; 拼法 identity n. 本身; 本体; 身份 fluent adj. 流利的; 流畅的 Singapore n. 新加坡 Malaysia n. 马来西亚 II Expressions preview because of 因为; 由于 come up 走近; 上来; 提出
at present 现在; 目前 make use of 利用; 使用 such as 例如??; 像这种的 III Reading ------ THE ROAD TO MODERN ENGLISH @Skimming to get general ideas Reading Comprehension I 1. The text mainly tells us ___________. A. that old English is different from the English today B. how Middle English formed C. English and its history D. that English will keep changing 2. The text is developed mainly by ____. A. place B. time C. people 3. At the end of the _____ century, about five to seven million people spoke English. A. 14th B. 15th C. 16th Answers: C B D @Careful reading to find the main idea for each paragraph. First, let students underline the key sentence of each paragraph Second, let them summary the main idea in their own words.
The Road to Modern English
Many people speak English Native speakers can understand each other
The reason why English was changed over time time
The reason why English was settled
English was changed over time time
The reason why English was changed over time time English is widely used
@Scanning to get detail information The reason why English was Reading Comprehension II 1. From AD 450 to 1150, English sounded more like ________. A. French B. Chinese C. German D. Russian 2. By the ______ Shakespeare was able to use richer vocabulary than ever before. A. 1400 B. 1150 C. 450 D. 1600 3. ________ has the fastest growing number of English speakers in the world. A. Australia B. China C. India D. Britain 4. Which of the following statements is true? A. Languages always stay the same.
changed over time time
B. Languages change only after wars. C. Languages no longer change. D. Languages change when cultures meet and communicate with each other. Answers: C D B D @Reading Comprehension III I．True or false 1 English had the most speakers in the 17th century. 2 English developed when new settlers and rulers came to Britain. 3 Languages frequently change. 4 The language of the government is always the language of the country. 5 English is one of the official languages used in India. 6 This reading describes the development of the English language. Answers: 1.F(because after the 17th century, more people began to speak English as a result of England conquering other parts of the world) 2.T 3.F (because language don?t change often but only when peoples come into close contact) 4.F (because the government has to use the language of the country that rules it) 5.T 6.T II Timeline of the development of English
time Language development based more on German influenced by Danish and then by French; vocabulary enriched British settlers moved to America; English spoken there British taken to Australia; English spoken there language settled; spelling difference happened
Answers: During the 5th century AD; AD 800-1150; 1620; 18th century; 19th century III Discussion Choose one of the topics below and discuss it with your partners. 1. Why do you think people all over the world want to learn English? 2. Why do you think more people in the world now want to learn Chinese? Suggested answers: As we all know, English is widely used in many fields, while Chinese is spoken by the largest number of speakers. Chinese will become an international language all over the world in the near future. IV Retell the text by filling in the blanks. At first, only people in________ spoke English. Later, people from England _______ to other parts, so English began to be spoken in _____ _____ ________. Today, _______ people speak English as their _____, second or foreign language. _______ English speakers can understand each other but not ________.All languages change when ________ communicate with one
another. So there are British English, American English, Australian English and so on. They all have their own ________. English is also spoken as a foreign or ______ language in many other countries. Maybe one day _______ English will become one of the world Englishes. Answers: At first, only people in England spoke English. Later, people from England moved to other parts, so English began to be spoken in many other countries. Today, more people speak English as their first, second or foreign language. Native English speakers can understand each other but not everything. All languages change when cultures communicate with one another. So there are British English, American English, Australian English and so on. They all have their own identity. English is also spoken as a foreign or second language in many other countries. Maybe one day Chinese English will become one of the world Englishes. V. Homework Translation 1.世界很多人把英语作为外语来讲。 2.学英语你就可以看美国电影、读英文书、听英文歌曲。 3.提高英语最好的方法是与外国人交朋友。 4.学英语帮助我们了解不同的人和不同的文化。 Answers: Many people all over the world speak English as their foreign language. Studying English can enable you to watch American movies, read English books and listen to English songs. The best way to improve your English is to make friends with foreigners. Learning English helps us meet different people and different cultures. Period 3 Learning about language Aims: Learn the new words: To discover useful words and expressions Teaching way: blackboard Teaching procedures: Step1: Greetings Step2: Learning about language I. Teach the rest words in this unit (10minutes) II Let students do the exercises on the textbook for 10 minutes III check answers together (5 minutes) First, let some students say their answers and do the translation Second, the teacher should correct the students? mistakes and give them right answers. Meanwhile, make some explanation when necessary. Answers to textbook 1.B G C F A E D H 2. fluently native vocabulary apartment elevator 3. come up At present Because of such as make use of 4. in/on at/on past/after in/on from/than in/on
IV Let students do the translation on the workbook for 10 minutes V Check answers together(5minutes) Suggested answers: 1. 博物馆要求参观的游客不得在馆内拍照。 Visitors are requested not to take photos in the museum. 2. 邓小平在中国经济的发展过程中起着非常重要的作用。 Deng Xiaoping played an important part in developing the economy in China. 3. 记者问作家他作品的人物是以谁为原型的。 The reporter asked the writer who he based his characters on. 4. 她说，“我会穿一件红色的长大衣，这样你肯定能认出我来”。 “I?ll be wearing a long red coat so you?ll be sure to recognize me,” she said. 5. 沿着这条路走三个街区，然后右转，医院就在你的左边。 Go along the road for three blocks and then turn right. You?ll see the hospital on you left. 6. 我们有很多工作要做，所以要利用好时间。 We have a lot of work to do, so we have to make good use of time. 7. 他直接去了纽约，没在香港停留。 He went straight to New York, without stopping in Hong Kong. 8. 这座城市在初夏季节常下雨。 Rains are frequent in this city in early summer. VI Homework Finish exercises 1 and 2 in workbook on page 49. Period 4 Grammar Direct & Indirect Speech Command and Request Aims learn direct and indirect speech Teaching way: PPT Teaching procedures: Step1: Greetings Step2: Grammar I. Review @Rewrite the sentences in indirect speech. 1. Tom said, “I don?t like swimming.” Tom said that he didn?t like swimming. 2. He asked, “Do you like the book Harry Potter?” He asked me whether I like the book Harry Potter. II Direct & Indirect Speech 直接引语为祈使句 @直接引语是表示命令、要求、请求的祈使句的变化。 The hostess said to us, “Please sit down.” The hostess asked us to sit down. 转述这类祈使句时，要将祈使句动词的原形变为带 to 的不定式，并在不定式的前面根据句 子的意思加上 tell, ask, order 等动词。 @如果祈使句为否定式，在不定式的前面加 not。 tell sb. to do sth.
tell sb. not to do sth. “Don?t make so much noise in class, boys and girls” said the teacher. The teacher told the boys and girls not to make so much noise in class. III Request and Command Open your books. command Please open your books. request (polite) Can you open your books please? request (polite) Could/Would you please open your books? request (polite) IV Discovering useful structures @ Examples : “Look at this example,” the teacher said to us.(Command) The teacher told us to look at that example. “Would you like to see my flat? she asked.(Request) She asked me to see her flat. @Command and Request Correct your spelling mistakes. (Command) How do you spell that please? (Request) Do that now! (Command) Would you please speak more slowly? (Request) Go and buy some more petrol! (Command) Please? (Request) Go and ? (Command) Can I please? (Request) Can I sit here and wait for the doctor? (Request) Would you please? (Request) Hold that elevator! (Command) Say that again! (Command) Could you repeat the sentence? (Request) Take the dog for a walk! (Command) @Read these sentences and decide which is a command and which is a request. Then retell them in indirect speech. The children said to their teacher: “Would you please sing a song for us? The mother said to her child: “Turn off the radio!” The dentist said to a patient: “Open your mouth please, so I can see the bad tooth clearly.” The secretary said to the woman on the phone: “Would you hold on for a minute” John said to his classmates: “Can I borrow your pen please” The teacher said to his student: “ Come up to my office!” Answers: 1.Request The children asked their teacher to sing a song for them. 2.Command The mother told her child to turn off the radio. 3.Request The dentist asked his/her patient to open his mouth, so that he/she could see the bad tooth clearly.
4.Request The secretary asked the woman on the phone to hold on for a minute or two. 5.Request John asked his classmate if he could borrow his pen. 7.Command The teacher told his/her students to come up to his/her office. @Make some dialogues using commands and request and retell them in indirect speech. 1.A bear is moving towards a boy. What do you say to the boy to make sure that he is not hurt? S1: Stand still! Don?t move! S2: What?s the matter? S1:Don?t get too excited but there?s a bear behind you! S2:Oh help!Help!What should I do? S1:Stay still and the bear will move away. Yes, he?s doing that. It?s ok. You can relax now. Indirect speech: A man saw a bear coming towards a boy. He warned the boy to stand still and not move. The boy was puzzled and wondered what was wrong. The man told him that a bear was coming up behind him but that he was not to get excited. The boy became upset and cried for help. However, the man told him if he stood still he would be safe. The bear moved away. The man told the boy to relax as the danger was over. V. Homework Finish exercise 2 in workbook on page 50. Period 5 Using language -----Reading and Speaking Aims To read out and talk about STANDARD ENGLISH AND DIALECTS Teaching way: PPT Teaching procedures: Step1: Greetings Step2: Reading I.Discussion: In your opinion, What is standard English? II Reading @Read para1 and answer Q: In the writer?s opinion, is there standard English? Believe it or not, there is no such thing as standard English. @ Read para2-3 and complete the chart below: What is a dialect? American mentioned English dialects __________, southern, ________ American and ________ dialects
Why does the US have so many 1). dialects? 2).
Can Americans understand each other? Answers: Words and expressions different from the “standard language” midwestern African Spanish 1)People have come from all over the world. 2)Geography plays a part in … Although many Americans move a lot, they still recognize and understand each other?s dialects. @Can you find the topic sentence in each paragraph? para1: Believe it or not, there is no such thing as standard English. para2: American English has many dialects whose words and expressions are different from standard English? para3: Geography also plays a part in making dialects. @The Chinese language also has many dialects. Work in pairs and make a list of the ones you and your partner have heard. Put students into pairs. Let them discuss any Chinese dialects they know of or can speak. Put the pairs into four. Let them explain their conclusions with each other Let each group report its findings and give a demonstration of any Chinese dialect that they know. Make a list of the different dialects on the board. III Reading and speaking @ Read and recognize where they are from: Amy: Excuse me, madam. Could you please tell me where the nearest subway is? Lady: Er, the underground? Well, go round the corner on your left-hand side, straight on and cross two streets. It?ll be on your right-hand side. Amy: Thanks so much! Friends: What did she say, Amy? Amy: She told us to go round the corner on the left and keep going straight for two blocks. The subway will be on our right. Amy comes from _______; the lady comes from_______. Answers: America England @ Try to write down the words from the dialogue.
Amy (American) subway left keep going straight two blocks right Lady (British) underground left-hand side go straight on two streets right-hand side
@If you can?t understand others, you can say: Pardon? / I beg your pardon? I don?t understand. Could you say that again please? Could you repeat that please? Sorry, I can?t follow you. Could you speak more slowly please? How do you spell that? @ Pair-work: Work in pairs, imagine you are from England, and your partner is from America, make a dialogue
according to the situation2 (p15). 1. Make your dialogue with the help of the sample and the map. 2. While making dialogues, remember to make use of these useful expressions. Act-out You: Excuse me, madam/sir. Could you tell me where …? American lady/sir: You mean _____ station? Yes, of course. … and then … You: …? I can't follow you. American lady/sir: First you … You: Yes, …? I want to write this down. American lady/sir: Then turn …, you?ll see it on your… You: oh, I see. I should go…, and… and it?ll be on my… Thanks so much. IV Summary @Useful expressions: 1. believe it or not; play a part in; recognize 2. Pardon? / I beg your pardon? I don?t understand. Could you say that again please? / Could you repeat that please? Sorry, I can?t follow you. Could you speak more slowly please? How do you spell that? @Reading skill: Find the topic sentence. It 抯 always the first or the last sentence in a paragraph. V Homework Finish reading task on page51 in workbook Period 6 Language points Aims: Learn the usage of words Teaching way: PPT Teaching procedures: Step1: Greetings Step2: Language points 1 voyage n. [C] a long journey, especially by ship: 航行；航海 He was a young sailor on his first sea voyage. 他是一个年轻的水手，这是他第一次航海。 2 because of: as a result of 因为; 由于 Many beautiful fish are fast disappearing because of the severe pollution. 因为污染严重，许多美丽的鱼类正在面临绝种。 3 native speaker n. [C] someone who has spoken a particular language since they were a baby, rather than having learnt it as a child or adult:讲母语的人 None of our teachers are native speakers of English. a native-speaker dictionary 4 come up: phrasal v. 1. to move towards sb. 走近 A young girl came up to me and asked for money.
2. to be mentioned or talked about in conversation: 提出 What points came up at the meeting? The teacher came up with a good plan for the summer vocation. 3. to happen, usually unexpectedly: 发生 I?ve got to go - something has just come up at home and I?m needed there. 4. be coming up to be happening soon: 临近 My exams are coming up soon. 5 at present FORMAL now: 目前 "Are you busy?" "Not at present." At present she's working abroad. I have no enough material in hand at present. 6 gradually adv. slowly over a period of time or a distance: 逐渐地 Gradually, she realized that he wasn't telling her the truth. 7 vocabulary n. 1 [C] all the words known and used by a particular person: 词汇量 a wide / limited vocabulary By the age of two a child will have a vocabulary of about two hundred words. 2 [C or U] all the words which exist in a particular language or subject: 词汇 Every week our English teacher gives us a list of vocabulary (= words) to learn. 8 make use of sth. to use sth. that is available: 利用；使用 We might as well make use of the hotel?s facilities. She makes use of people she meets as raw material for her fiction. 她把她所遇见的人们作为她创作小说的素材。 9 the latter (SECOND) n.[S] the second of two people, things or groups previously mentioned: 后者 She offered me more money or a car and I chose the latter. Compare the former (FIRST). 9.identity n. [C or U] who a person is, or the qualities of a person or group which make them different from others: 本 身；本体；身份 I think my job gives me a sense of identity. 12 fluent adj. 流利的；流畅的 13. request on/by request 应?的要求 make a request 请求 in request 受欢迎，急需 request sb to do / that (should )+ do 14. for example, such as, like 的区别 15. even if / even though 即使你不喜欢花，这次花展你也不应该错过 Even if you are not fond of flowers, you shouldn?t miss the flower exhibition 尽管他很忙，他还是愿意帮我们 He likes to help us even though he is very busy 16.more than 17. especially 尤其, 表达事物不寻常或特别重要
specially 专门(指专为某一目的) Our garden is beautiful, especially in autumn. I came here specially to see you. 18. play a (adj.) part 扮演?角色, 起?作用 She play a leading part in the play. Geography also plays a part in making dialects. 地理位置对方言的产生也有影响。 19. way the way 后面接定语从句时, 关系代词用 that/in which 或不用关系代词。 I did it in the way that/in which you taught me. 搭配： in this way 用这种方式 in the way 挡道 on the/one?s way 在途中；即将到来 in a way 在某种程度上 in no way 决不 by the way of 途径，作为 III. Homework Remember notes Period 7 Listening Aims: practice listening Teaching way:PPT Teaching procedures: Step1: Greetings Step2: Listen to Part 1. 1). Set the context for the students by describing the situation; 2). Tell the class: you are going to listen to a boy named Buford. He speaks a Southern dialect of AmE with an East, Texas accent. Remember: pronunciation is determined by accent. On the other hand, Buford?s teacher, Jane, speaks standard BrE. (i.e. what is heard on the BBC.) 3). Play the tape for the students to listen. 4). Encourage the students to give the standard equivalents for the dialectic words from Buford?s story, using the context. Dialectic words from Buford’s story hey y?all ain?t yer ya pup Standard English equivalents hello everyone aren?t your you child
swimmin? jumpin? feelin? ?bout ?nough shoulda seen got outta
swimming jumping feeling about enough should have seen got out of
Listen again and fill in the blanks. Hey, y?all, this here is Buford. I come from a big ___ town in Texas. Now, y?all need to ___________ that we ain?t really a ______, but a whole?s nother country. Now let me tell ya a ______?bout when I was just a pup. One hot _________ day I was swimmin with my _______ Little Lester and Big Billy Bob.We was jumpin?in the ______ and feelin? good. Then _______ comes this catfish?bout the size of a house. Well, alright, maybe a little _______ than that. Little Lester starts to thinkin? it?s goin? to ___ him sure ?nough. Man, you shoulda seen him! He got outta the water fast as _________ and climbed up a tree. Big Billy Bob and I _____ laughed and laughed. To this day, Lester won?t go _____ that place. Step3: Listen to Part 2. Listen again and fill in the blanks Hello, everyone, I am Buford?s _______, Jane, from _______. Perhaps you didn?t quite understand __________ Buford said. He said that he _____ in Houston, a city in Texas. He wants everyone to know that he doesn?t believe Texas is a _____ in USA but a different _______. Buford says that he would like to tell you a story about him when he was a small _____.One hot summer?s day he was _________ with Big Billy Bob and Lester. They were ________ into the water, which felt good. Then he says that they saw a ______ almost the size of a house but, he _____, that the catfish was really smaller. Buford says that Lester ________ he was going to be eaten by the catfish. Step4: Listen again Answer the following questions after listening 1. What does Buford think of Texas? How do you know? He believes it?s almost a different country from the US. We know this from the listening text. 2. How large was the catfish? The boys thought that the catfish was almost the size of a house. 3. Why did Lester get out of the water very quickly? He though the catfish would eat him. 4. Why did Buford and Big Bob laugh? They laughed because Lester believed the catfish would hurt him. Step5: Homework Finish listening part on page 48 in workbook Finish listening part on page 51 in workbook Period 8 Writing
Aims To write about learning English by brainstorming Teaching way: PPT Teaching procedures: Step1: Greetings Step2: Pre-writing Why we should learn English? @Brainstorm share ideas with others; decide which are the best ideas; make a list of those ideas; put those ideas into a map so that you can easily see them; use the map to help you as you write Why should we learn English? to listen to English music and movies to use in school to talk to native speakers to write to pen friends to read English books. @ A Sample poster CHINA’S FUTURE LIES WITH LEARNING ENGLISH Reasons for learning English: ※ World trade is done in English; ※ International organization (such as the UN) use English; ※ We need contact with the developed Western world to build our country; ※ The developed world uses English in its dealings. Why the Chinese language will not do? ※ Very few people in the West speak Chinese; ※ Chinese is a difficult language to learn; ※ Most businessmen do not have time to learn new languages every time they enter a new international market. SO CHINA?S FUTURE LIES WITH LEARNING ENGLISH @The teacher may also guide the students to do the writhing task in the Workbook on page 53. You may take the following steps: Step 1: Students divided into groups of four share their own learning experiences and ideas about English learning.
Step 2: Students make a list as follows: My problems Ideas for improvement Why I like English My future with English
Step 3: Make notes about the paragraphs for the writing. Paragraph 1 My problems in learning English. Paragraph 2 How I can improve my English. Paragraph 3 What I like about learning English. Paragraph 4 How I hope to make use of my English. Step 4: The teacher helps develop ideas in a positive and encouraging way. Step 5: Students write about the topic after class as homework. Sample version: My experience of learning English Many people all over the world speak English as their second language. It is not too much to say that it has become an international language. Studying English can make life fun. It enables you to watch American movies, read English books and listen to English songs. Moreover, as English is an international language, you will be able to communicate with foreigners when you are on a trip abroad. Traveling will be more interesting that way. It is a good idea to make friends with foreigners. In my opinion, it is the best way to improve your English. In addition, it will be fun and it will expand your view of the world. If you make friends with a native speaker, you can practice your spoken English more often and then you can communicate with people around the world. You can also become familiar with the customs and habits of different cultures. There are some people who are afraid to make friends with foreigners because they are not confident of their English. However, many foreigners do not care about grammar. They will get your key words in the sentence and figure out the whole meanings. Therefore, it is unnecessary to be afraid to make friends with them; just go head! Learning English helps us meet different people and learn more about their culture, thus facilitating mutual understanding and harmony. Briefly said, English is so useful to us that we should all learn it. Step3 Wrting What problems do you have in learning English? Write a passage to tell us.