Module2 Unit3 Reading The curse of the mummy
Teaching aims: 1. Help the students to learn how to predict some informatio
n of the passage. 2. Enable the students to have a good understanding of the content. 3. Develop the students’ ability of analyzing detailed information of the text. 4. Get the students to know how important group work is. 5. Provide the chances of expressing their ideas about exploring a tomb to the students. Teaching important points: 1. Improve the students’ reading ability. 2. Develop the students’ creative and comprehensive abilities. Teaching difficult points: 1. How to improve the students’ reading ability. 2. How to encourage the students’ to express their ideas freely. Teaching methods: 1. Skimming and careful reading. 2. Asking-and-answering activity to check students’ understanding of the content. 3. Task-based teaching methods. 4. Group discussion. Teaching procedures: Step 1 Greetings Good morning, my boys and girls! Let’s give a warm welcome to the guests first! Step 2 Lead-in Everyone, please look at these pictures! What are in the pictures? (mummies) Now, let’s focus on the title of the article----the curse of the mummy. What do you expect to read about in this passage? (you can use the following expressions) I think …. Maybe it is about …. In my opinion the writer wants to ….
Step 3 Directed reading 1. Listen to the magazine article carefully and answer the following questions: 1). Who is Howard Carter? (He is one of the most famous explorers the world has ever known.) 2). What amazing discovery did Howard Carter make? (He found the tomb of King Tutankhamun.) 3). What happened to some of Carter’s team members after the tomb was opened? (They fell ill and died.) 2. Match the summaries with the correct paragraphs. a There is a scientific reason why people died after entering the tomb. b Howard Carter did not go to school and later become an explorer. c Lord Carnarvon died after visiting the tomb. d Howard Carter discovered the tomb of King Tutankhamun. e Howard Carter is a world-famous explorer. f ‘The curse of the mummy’ remains a mystery. g More people died after Carter’s discovery. h People keep wondering why so many people died and have suggested all kinds of explanations. Paragraph 1 Paragraph 3 Paragraph 5 Paragraph 7 (e b d c g h a f) 3. Please divide the text into three parts and conclude the main idea of each part. Part 1 (para Part 2 (para Part 3 (para ) Howard Carter’s ) ) and his after the discovery about the deaths (1~3/ experiences, discoveries) (4, 5/ Strange, deaths) (6~8/Different, explanations) Paragraph 2 Paragraph 4 Paragraph 6 Paragraph 8
Step 4 Detailed reading Have students read each part carefully and deal with the detailed information. Para 1~3: Information about Howard Carter Job: Education: (did not go to school, but learnt to draw from his father) Interests: (be curious about the world outside his home town ) When went to Egypt: Discoveries: (several important tombs of the Egyptian kings) Greatest discovery: (the tomb of King Tutankhamen) Year of the discovery: Where: (in the Valley of the Kings, Egypt) Para 4&5: The strange deaths Characters the bird Who was he? Carter’s Lucky pet bird the investor(投资人) of the discovery George Gould heart trouble Arthur Mace (Lord Carnarvon, Richard Bethell/ a friend of Carnarvon’s, Carter’s secretary, another member of the team/ was swallowed by a snake, fell ill with a fever, only to catch a high fever, not mentioned) Para 6~8: Different explanations about their deaths 1. 2. 3. Conclusion: The mystery has never been . (coincidence, a mummy’s curse, a scientific explanation/ fully explained) How did he die? (1922) (1891) (explorer)
Step 5 Task-based reading The curse of the mummy He was bright, 1. He had no school 2. Howard Carter father. By the 1920s, he had become an 3. In 1922, he made his most amazing 4. Valley of the Kings, in Egypt. Not long after the tomb had been opened, people in his team began Mysterious deaths to fall ill and die strangely, 5. 6. 7. . . with a Lord Carnarvon, George Gould. Within 7 years, 21 people in his team Some people say they died by 8. Some people believe their deaths were 9. mummy’s curse. Also there is a 10. scientific) Step 6 Group discussion Now, let’s have a discussion. Suppose you are explores. There is another tomb of a famous king in Egypt that has been found. It contains the preserved body of the king and lots of treasures. Your groups are exploring teams who are supposed to explore the tomb. 1) How will you protect yourselves when you are exploring the tomb? 2) What will you do with the curse of the mummy? 3) After exploring, how are you going to deal with the mummy of the king and the treasures? Step 7 Homework Each group is required to write a report about their exploring plans after class. At the beginning of the next class, they can share their plans with the whole class. explanation. . of all, in the , brave and adventurous. , but was taught to draw by his
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