Unit 1 School life
Skills building 1:
understanding a programme
Discussion Pair work
1.What is a program? 2.What are usually incl
uded in a program?
A programme is a plan of activities to
be done or things to be achieved. A programme usually includes: ?date Dates in a progamme are usually presented in short form to save space. For example:
1st January →1st/1 Jan 2nd February → 2nd/2 Feb 3rd September → 3rd/3 Sept ? day Days refer to days in a week. They can also be presented in short form. For example: Sunday →Sun Thursday → Thur
?time Time can be presented in several ways: 9 a.m./09.00 4 p.m./16.00 8.50a.m./08.50 6.45p.m./18.45 ?venue Venue refers to the place where events or activities take place. For example: assembly hall meeting room 7th floor, Park Hotel
?event/activity Events or activities are the most
important part of a programme. For example: speech on Chinese history art festival sports meeting
A famous scientist will visit several high schools. As a school newspaper
reporter, you are asking him about his
progaramme for next week. Listen to
his talk and complete the timetable on
The mayor is telling his secretary about his visit to several schools. Date Day Time Venue Activity Give a talk
Datong 21 Monday 9.30 High Oct a.m. School
Activity Attend an important school assembly
Go to the school concert
Guang 12.45 hua p.m. High School 6.00 p.m. Xiang ming High School
Reporter: Good morning, Mr. Gu. What’s your programme like for next week? Scientist: On the twenty-first of October, that’s Monday, I will visit your school, Datong High School, at nine thirty in the morning.
I will give a talk to the whole school. At a quarter to one in the afternoon on the
twenty-second, I will attend an
important school assembly at
Guanghua High School, and I will go to
the school concert at Xiangming High
School at six p.m. on the twenty-third.
Reporter: Wow! You are really busy. I
look forward to seeing you
again on Monday. Hello!
Step1: completing a school timetable
You are the monitor of your class. You
and other monitors from other Senior
High 1 classes are having a meeting
with the headmaster. He is telling everyone about a programme of talks for next month. You have a timetable
but some of the items in your timetable
are missing. Listen to your headmaster
and complete the timetable below.
Date Day Time Venue Subject Speaker
8th Fri Oct
Room How to read a Famous 1.20 201, Build- novel writer p.m. ing 4
Room Fire 503, preven- Fireman 11th Mon 2.15 Build- tion Oct p.m. ing 3
Date Day Time Venue Subject Speaker Room School USA 404, life in 13th Wed 3 Student p.m. Buildthe Oct USA ing 1
Room 8 105, 19th Tue a.m. BuildOct ing 2 Outer space Scientist
Date Day Time Venue Subject Speaker
Room 21st Thur 2.30 306, Oct p.m. Building 4
22nd Fri Oct
Room 1.20 204, Famous Newsp.m. Build- football paper ing 3 players reporter
Date Day Time Venue Subject Speaker
Room 27th Wed 10.10 401, Traffic Oct a.m. Build- signs ing 2
29th Fri Oct
Room Austra10 303, lian pop Famous a.m. Build- songs singer ing 4
Headmaster: Next month we are going to have several talks. We have invited eight people with different jobs to give us talks on different subjects. Each class can choose up to five talks according to your class timetable. Monitors, you have to make sure you
understand when and where each talk is to be given. You also have to be sure about the subjects and who the speakers are, and then report to your class teacher and classmates. First of all, we have a famous writer coming on Friday, the eighth of October. He is going to talk about how to read a novel. The talk will be held in Room Two-oh-one, Building
Four, beginning at one twenty in the afternoon. At two fifteen on Monday afternoon, the eleventh of October, a fireman is going to talk about fire prevention, in Room Five-oh-three, Building Three. A student from the USA is going to talk about school life in the USA on Wednesday, the 13th of October. The talk will be held at three p.m. We have invited …
Monitor 1: Excuse me, Mr Liu, where is the talk about school life in
the USA going to be held?
Headmaster: Oh, yes. It will be held in Room Four-oh-four, Building One. Monitor 1: Thank you.
Headmaster: OK. On Tuesday, the
nineteenth of October, we
have invited a scientist to
talk about outer space in Room One-oh-five, Building Two, at eight o’clock in the morning. Monitor 2: That will be interesting.
Headmaster: I’m glad you like that idea.
Now, let’s carry on. A
doctor is going to talk about
fighting AIDS at half past
two in the afternoon on
Thursday, the twenty-first of October, in Room Three-ohsix, Building Four.
A newspaper reporter from Football Weekly is going to talk about famous football players, at one twenty p.m. on Friday, the twenty-second of October, in Room Two-ohfour, Building Three.
Monitor 3: Is it about football players in China? Headmaster: Not only that. It is about
football players around
Monitor 3: Great!
Headmaster: Now let’s go on. A policeman is going to talk about traffic signs at ten past ten on the morning of Wednesday, the twentyseventh of October, in Room Four-oh-one, Building Two. Now the last talk.
The subject is Australian
pop songs, it will be given by
a famous singer at ten a.m.
on Friday, the twenty-ninth
of October, in Room Threeoh-three, Building Four. Is
Skills building 2:
Please read the chart on page 14 carefully
and make comparison at all aspects.
1. Read all the information carefully.
2. Make as many comparisons as you
Read the letter and choose the correct book from the information. The important information about the book from the letter: The title: with the word Dynasties
The price: having the figure 8 The year: after 2000 The a famous professor writer:
Step 2: reporting to your class teacher
Read the instructions of part A on
page 15 and write down the topics of
the speeches you can attend.
Key Talks that we can attend:
1. Fire prevention 2. Outer space
3. School life in the USA
4. Fighting AIDS 5. Australian pop songs
Read the instructions of Part B on page 15 and find a partner to be your class teacher and answer his/her questions. Take turns. Class teacher: ask your monitor the following questions:
1. When is the first/second/third/fourth/
fifth talk for our class?
2. What is the topic?
3. Who is the speaker?
4. Where is the talk to be held?
Monitor: Answer your class teacher’s
questions according to the programme
on page 13 and the notes in Part A.
Class teacher: Hey, Monitor, there will be quite a few talks next month in our school. Have you chosen some for our class? Monitor: Yes. I think we can attend as many as five talks.
Class teacher: Good. When is the first talk for our class? Monitor: The first one will be at 2.15 p.m. It’s Monday that day. We can skip games to attend it. Class teacher: What is the subject of the talk? Who is giving the talk?
Monitor: Fire prevention by a fireman. Class teacher: Where is the talk to be held? Monitor: In Room 503, Building 3. Class teacher: What about the second talk? When will it be held? And what’s it about?
Monitor: I think most of us will be very interested in this talk. It’s about school life in the USA. It will be given on 13th of next month. The time is 3p.m. Class teacher: Hm, it’s our self-study period. The talk is sure to be given by a USA student, right? Where shall we go to listen to it?
Monitor: The talk will be given in Room 105, Building 2. Class teacher: On Tuesday morning we have our Chinese library class. Is there a talk for our class? Monitor: Certainly. On the morning of 19th, that’s Tuesday, there is a talk about outer space at 8a.m.
in Room 105, Building 2. This subject is very popular these days. Many of us are eager to know more about outer space. Class teacher: What about the fourth one? Monitor: It’s on Thursday, October 21st. The subject of the talk is fighting AIDS. It’ll be given by a doctor in Room 306, Building 4.
Class teacher: OK. Now the last one. When will it be? Monitor: It will be at 10 on Friday morning. The date is 29th. It’s our class meeting period. And I think everyone in our class will be interested in it. Class teacher: What’s the subject?
Monitor: Australian pop songs. It will be given by a famous singer. Class teacher: Where will it be held? Monitor: In Room 303, Building 4.
Skills building 3
writing a notice
Now please enjoy some
and see how they are designed
so as to be attractive.
1.What is a notice? A notice is a piece of paper which gives written or printed information before something is going to happen. It’s usually put in a public place.
2.What’s the important information about a notice? time, dates, events, person, etc. Or: When? Where? Who? What?
Read “ READER NOTICE” (on Page 16). Try to underline the important information.
Event: Library closed
Time: Next Wednesday to Friday,16th
Reason: For the sports meeting
When to reopen: Next Saturday, 19th November The new opening hours: Monday—Friday: 8a.m. —6p.m. Saturday & Sunday: 10a.m.—5p.m. Public holidays: closed Person that gives the notice: Zhong shengxiao, a staff member of the school library
Step 3: informing your Inform your classmates of all the talks you can attend next month. ( refer to classmates P15 ) Begin with: “I am happy to inform you that …” Tips: Include all the important information. Make sure it is clear and attractive.
Talks in October
I’m happy to inform you that in October
we are going to attend five interesting and
instructive talks. I think we will learn a
lot of information. Read the following to
get some detailed information about the
inform 1. 用作及物动词时，用于inform … of/about …结构。意为“将??告知 ??”。如： Newspapers inform us of daily events. 报纸把每天所发生的事告诉我们。 I informed the police of the accident by phone. 我用电话将那意外事件告诉警方。
He informed them that his mother had
=He informed them of his mother’s death.
He informed against / on his friend.
Exchange your compositions
with your partners and