The Fourth Period Extensive Reading
Teaching goals 教学目标 1. Target language 目标语言 a. 重点词汇和短语 initial, focus, panda, Switzerland, tough, wild, wildlife, stand for, as well as b. 重点句子 (P59)
The i nitials WWF, stands for World Wide Fun for nature. The WWF believes that our world has a future only if people learn to conserve nature and not wa ste energy. For fifteen years WWF China staff had been based in Switzerland but came to China to monitor the project. 2. Ability goals 能力目标 Enable the students to learn about WWF. 3. Learning ability goals 学能目标 Enable the students to know how to learn about WWF and how to grasp the main idea of Hungry Brown Bears Teaching important & difficult points 教学重难点 Get the students to learn about WWF. Teaching methods 教学方法 Skimming, scanning and discussion. Teaching aids 教具准备 A computer and a projector. Teaching procedures& ways 教学过程与方式 Step I Revision Check the students’homework. T: Have you got some information about WWF?
T: Good! Can you explain it?
S1: The WWF is the largest environmental protection organization in the world. S2: It is an independent non-governmental organization. S3: It began to co-operate with the Chinese government more than 20 years ago.
T: Do you want to know more about it?
Step II Reading Get the students to talk about the pictures and then read the passage to answer some questions. T: Look at the picture at the bottom of the passage on page 59 and tell me what they are. Ss: They are wind power generator, forest and a panda logo. T: Why does the writer put them together?
Ss: Because energy, forests and animals are all what we should protect and may be WWF involves all these aspects.
T: Got it! Now read the passage and find out what the letters WWF stand for and what
it is doing in China. Have you found the answers?
Ss: Yes. They stand for World Wide Fund for Nature.
T: What is it doing in China?
Ss: It is working on 20 projects all over our country. They include work in forests, energy, and environmental education for C hina’s primary and secondary schools as well as saving the animals like pandas.
T: Good! Please go through the questions on the screen and then read the passage again to find the answers. 1. When and where was it founded? 2. How many branches does it have? 3. How many volunteers and supporters does it have? 4. How many money has it spent? 5. What does it do now? 6 . What happened in 1995? T: Have you found the answers?
T: Good! Who wants to tell us your answers?
S1: It was founded in the UK in 1960. S2: It has branches in 90 countries in all five continents. S3: It has thousands of volunteers and five million supporters. S4: Since 1985 it has spent more than $1,000 million on 11,000 projects in 130 countries. S5: Now its focus of att ention is on all activities which have an effect on the environment. S6: The organization set up an office in Beijing in 1995.
T: Well done! Step III Reading (WORKBOOK P99) Get the students to talk about the pictures and then read the passage to answer the questions and do the activities. T: Let’s turn to page 99. Look at the pictures and guess what the pictures are about.
Ss: They are about bears.
T: You are quite right. Now read the passage quickly to answer the three questions on the top of the passage. Have you got the answers?
T: Who volunteers to tell us your answers?
S1: The bears come to the villages to look for food. S2: People like the bears. S3: I think the bears will be protected and their number will increase.
T: OK . You’ve got it. Now do Activity 8 according to the passage. Have you finished it?
T: Good! Please do Activity 9. Have you finished it?
T: OK. Who’d like to tell us your opinions?
S1: 1. I think they shouldn’t kill the bears. If they continue to kill the bears, bears will become extinct some day, which will break the balance of nature. And human beings will get affected too. S2: The tourists are good for the bears. They will learn much about the bears and can promote the relationship between human and animals like bears. S3: The tourists are good for the villagers. With more and more tourists coming to the village, the villager’s tourism will be promoted, therefore its economy will be accelerated and the villagers can get more income and become richer and richer. S4: The villagers can build a bear reserve, so the tourists have to pay for seeing the bears; the villagers can make some souvenirs to sell to the tourists; the villagers can sell some local food to the tourists; the villager can be guides or commentators to the tourist. S5: The Romanian government can invest to build a bear reserve or conservation area to protect the bears; they can make laws to prohibit killing the bears; they can encourage the villagers to protect the bears by compensating them in economy; They can encourage some voluntee rs to take part in protecting the bears; they can introduce environmental education into schools; they can ask WWF or other organizations for help.
T: A wonderful job! Step IV Homework 1. Listen to the two passages paying attention to your pronunciation and intonation. 2. Think about how many types of animals there are in the world.