Unit 1 Festivals around the world Period 1 Period 2 Period 3 Warming up , pre-reading Reading and comprehending Reading and vocabulary
Period 4 Grammar—Modal Verbs may, might,will,
would, can, could shall, should, and must Period 5 Reading and writing
Teaching contents: Warming up and pre-reading and speaking Teaching aims: At the end of this class, students are be able to 1. Get familiar with the words beauty，harvest，celebration，starve，origin， religious，ancestor，take place，in memory of. Etc. 2. Make use of these words above to describe his favourite festivals. 3. Make phone calls and invitations and express gratitude. Teaching procedures: 1. T: How did you spend your winter holidays? How did you feel? 2. Discuss the time, celebrations and significance of the Spring Festival. T: When does it usually take place? How do people celebrate? Why?
S： Brainstorming. Spring Festival- fun, memory, new clothes, lucky money in red paper, watching TV, visit friends, etc. 4. Fill the diagram of warming up. In group students choose another favorite Chinese festival to discuss its time, celebrations and significance and give reasons why they like best.
5. While students present the discussion results, the teacher try to retell the content with the new words of this unit and take it down on the bb. 6. Present some pictures of celebrations of festivals around the world and encourage students to speak out their names and the ways of celebration. 7. Make a dialogue. Imagine you have made a friend from Canada in the Summer Camp. Make a phone call to invite your friends to a Chinese Festival. Make a conversation of at least five turns each. (Relevant expressions on page6) 8. Students’ show time and teacher make a brief comment. Homework: 1. Perfect the dialogue. 2. Review the functional expressions.
Teaching contents: Reading and Comprehending Teaching aims: At the end of the class, students are able to : 1. Learn the classification of festivals and the effects festivals have on people and get a deep understanding of festivals around the world. 2. Make use of reading skills such as skimming, scanning and careful reading to get the general idea of the context and find out the specific information. 3. Read between the lines to understand the new words, such as feast, gather, belief, dress up, play a trick on, admire, poet, look forward, day and night. Teaching procedures: 1. Look at the pictures and title of the passage and predict what kind of information you think will be introduced in the passage. 2. Lead students to skim the subtitles and the first sentence of each paragraph to
check their predictions. 3. Explain the classification of festivals and celebrations. Ask students to scan the passage to finish the Ex.1 in the part of Comprehending. 4. Students are required to read the passage carefully again and answer the 1-3 questions of Ex.2. and the teacher help check the answer. 5. Students in group discuss the questions 4-5 and choose one representative to report the discussion result. Then the teacher will give a brief comment and give the suggested answers.
7. Conclusion. Finish the diagrams.