Unit 4 Helpful Schoolmates Listening and Speaking Expressing Worries and Giving Encouragement
Content Type Key points
Helping People Listening a
A. Be able to ask for help and offer help. B. Be able to record some important information according to the recording. C. Be able to catch the key words and understand the general idea of the recording. A. How to finish different tasks. B. How to catch the key words and understand the general idea. C. How to practice asking for help and offering help according to the given situations.
Emotion tasks Aids Methods
Get the students to know that we should love and help each other. Multi-media
Steps Teacher’s Activities
1. Help students to revise the expressions used on page 20 2. Ask two or three groups to present their discussion result
Work in pairs to make up a Activate students’ dialogue according to the 4 existing background given situations. knowledge. Arouse students’ concern about the task of this period of class.
Hello! Is (Tom) in? May/Could I speak to…? Is that…(speaking)? Hold on, please. Hello, who is it? He/She isn’t here right now. Can I take a message for you? Hello, this is…speaking. I called to tell/ask you…
1. Lead students to write down the daily expressions used about all kinds of feelings Pretask
2. Play the recording for the first time.
Listen to the recording for the Catch the key words and first time to grasp the main understand the general idea of the recording. idea.
3. Play the recording for the second time.
Listen to the recording for the second time to complete the listening comprehending tasks. 1. Play the recording for the third Listen to the recording for the time. third time to check the answers.
4. Lead students to complete the following task: Imagine that you are Robert. List at least three questions that you will probably ask Mrs. Smith. Then ask and answer the questions in pairs. 5. Present some pictures about help.
Catch the key information to complete the task. Listen and check.
Work in pairs to complete the Check students' given task. understanding of the recording.
Watch and think.
Arouse students' interest for the next task.
6. Organize a competition. Write the expressions on the blackboard.
Activate students’ The group who speak out most background sentences about asking for and knowledge of asking offering help will be the winner. for and offering help. Have a competition.
Work in groups to make up a dialogue.
7. Lead students to choose one of the given situations to make up a dialogue. 1.Let two or three groups to present their dialogues. 2.Summarize.
Practice asking for and offering help in spoken English. Learn from others.
Present their dialogues.
Posttask Assign-m ent
Write a diary about your understanding of “help” after class.
The design of the blackboard:
Asking for Help Offering Help
1.Excuse me , could you tell me the way to … 2. Can you give me a hand? 3. Could you do me a favour? 4. I wonder if you could help me. 5. Would you please open the door for me? 6. Make me a cup of coffee, will you? 7. Would you mind closing the window for me?
1. Can I help you? 2. Do you need help? 3. Can I be of any help? 4. Is there anything I can do for you? 5. What can I do for you?