Unit 10 Money Lesson 1 A Material World
Made by Xu Yuanyuan Objectives: 1. Train the students’ reading ability by fast reading and careful reading. 2. Do some listening practice to
improve the students’ listening ability. 3. Help the students develop a good attitude towards money. Important Points: Help the students understand the reading materials. Difficult Points: How to improve the students’ reading ability. Teaching Methods: 1. Fast reading and careful reading 2. Pair work or individual work Teaching Procedure:
Show the students some pictures about varieties of inviting food, beautiful clothes, sports cars and travelling, and then ask them the following questions: 1. Do you want to eat inviting food, wear beautiful clothes, drive sports cars and travel around the world? 2. What do you need to do these things? (Large quantities of money) 3. Do you want to be a millionaire? Time is money．In order to do all the things above, you must cherish your time and work hard to enrich your knowledge and improve your abilities. Take action now. New Words and Phrases: determine enjoyable second-hand concern dormitory pleased aware drop out businessman stove drunk journalist give away StepⅡFast-reading Skim the text to get the main ideas and choose the best answer. (Competition begins) 1. Which of the following is true about Charles Gray? A. He is a college professor. B. He used to be a millionaire. C. He is a farmer. D. He is a rich businessman. 2. Why didn’t Charles want to be a rich man? A. Because he was fed up with the lifestyle of a rich man. B. Because he was kidnapped(绑架) for several times. C. Because there are so many poor people in the world. D. Because there is no privacy(隐私）for the rich at all. 3. How did Charles deal with his huge amount of money? A. He gave it away to charities.
B. He gave it away to local people. C. He gave it away to hungry people in the world. D. He kept it in the bank. 4. Charles is an example to show____? A. that people can be happy without money. B. that a rich man can find happiness by giving his wealth away to charities. C. Some millionaires will continue to be concerned about money after they become millionaires. 5. How does Charles think about his present life? A. Tired and worried. B. Funny but enjoyable C. Free and happy. Keys: B A A A C Step Ⅲ.Careful-reading Read the text carefully and get as much detailed information as you can. (Competition goes on) Task One: True, False or No Information? 1. Charles Gray was a rich businessman. 2. He hasn’t got a stove in his dormitory. 3. He has got a vegetable garden. 4. Charles gave his money away to poor people. 5. People thought he was drunk when he gave away small bank notes in the street. 6. He was happier when he was rich. Keys: F NI T T NI F Task Two: Complete the table. In the past Now House Money Furniture Garden Clothes
Step Ⅳ Post-reading Fill in the blanks and then try to retell the text. A lot of people__________________(决定）become a millionaire. They spend half their time ___________________________（想象变富的方法）, and the rest of
their time thinking about____________________________________ （他们将会做 的所有愉快的事情） once they got rich. But do all millionaires find the happiness that they thought they would get when they ________________ (实现他们的目标）? Some millionaires continue to _________________ （关心） money when they become millionaires. They are ___________ （努力） to get all that money. Then they are hardworking to __________________________（确保不会失去它）! But there are people who __________________(不理睬） their millions and _______________ （找不同的方式） to be happy in their lives. Charles Gray is___________（一个例子）. Sixteen years ago, Charles was a college professor _______________________ ( 有 一 所 有 六 个 卧 室 的 大 房 子 ） and $2 million. Today he _________________________ ( 住 在 一 个 小 宿 舍 房 间 ） where there is only __________（二手的） furniture. There are certainly _______（没有迹象） that Charles was a rich man! There is a small garden outside________________(有一些 果树）. Charles grows some vegetables and a few flowers. He gets his clothes and a lot of other things ____________（从慈善店）. But Charles ____________________（喜欢这种改变）. He ____________（高 兴） give up the lifestyle of a rich man. He _________ （厌倦）being a person who had everything in a world where _____________________（很多人一无所有）. He___________________________________（选择把钱都送给别人）. And this, he said, brought him happiness. “A few years ago,” says Charles, “I was a millionaire, but _________（意识到） there were a lot of hungry people in the world.” _______________________________________________（因此他把他所有的钱给 了慈善机构）. When he had _____________________（剩下两千美金）, he gave away small bank notes _________________________（贫困街区）. Did he feel like Father Christmas? “It was a lot of fun,” says Charles. Charles believes that many people want to earn a lot of money so that they ______________（不会有任何担忧）. However, most people never make much money. Charles Gray decided to ______ （ 退 出 ） and has discovered that__________________________________ （拥有少量的钱会使你自由） . Are there any things he misses? “No, I'm much happier now. ___________________________________（我不会为任何事情回到富人行列） – no way.” Step Ⅴ Voice your opinion. What’s your attitude towards money? Step Ⅵ Emotional education Money can buy a house, but can't buy home; Money can buy a clock, but can't buy time; Money can buy a bed, but can't buy sleep; Money can buy a rose, but can't buy love; Money can buy a book, but can't buy knowledge; Money can buy medicine, but can't buy health; Money can buy status, but can't buy respect;
Step Ⅶ Homework: 1. Write a short passage according to what we discussed. 2. Preview the language points in the text.