Italy (Rome) Arena
Australia (Sydney) Sydney Opera House
KEEP IT UP, XIE LEI Chinese student fitting i
Teaching Aims: 1.To raise the students’ interest in studying life in a foreign country. 2. Develop the students’ speaking and reading ability 3. Help the students to summarize the benefits and difficulties of living in a foreign country.
耶鲁大学 Yale University
普林斯顿大学 Princeton University
having a lesson
having a party
Do you want to go abroad for a further study?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of studying in a foreign country? A: advantages 1. We could learn standard English. 2.We can communicate with the local people 3.We could know the manners and customs of the country better.
B: disadvantages : 1.It would be difficult for us to communicate with the foreign people and we should adapt to the situation quickly, 2.We can’t understand the language very well, so it’s difficult for us to do everything even some simple things. 3.What’s more, we will miss our homes, miss our parents and friends.
scanning scan the whole passage as quickly as you can to tell whether the following statements are true or not. For the false ones, point out the mistakes and give the correct sentences.
1.A year ago Xie Lei went to London by plane. 2.Studying in London is just the same as it is in China. 3.Xie Lei sometimes felt like a child because there were so many everyday things that she didn’t know how to do. 4.The host family she stayed with isn’t very friendly to her. 5.It is not so important for a student to take part in a social life.
1.A year ago Xie Lei went to London by plane.
2.Studying in London is just the same as it is in China.
3.Xie Lei sometimes felt like a child because there were so many everyday things that she didn’t know how to do.
4.The host family she stayed with isn’t very friendly to her.
5.It is not so important for a student to take part in a social life.
Read the passage again and find out the benefits and difficulties to fill in the blanks.
of doing a preparation course way of life 1. to get used to a new ____________. get used to 2. to learn how to __________ Western academic requirements of living with a host family
1. to learn more abouteveryday life _____________ customs and ________. 2. to ask my host for ____ family___ help
of having a tutor
1. to explain about why you cannot _____what other people had said withou write _______________them. 2. toencourage ________ acknowledging you to express your own ideas.
at the university different 1.learning to read ________ texts and analyze ________what you had read. giving 2. ______one’s own opinions and why explained _____.
of a new way of life balance 1. finding a __________ between study and a ________________. social life friends 2. making new __________.
Summary Xie Lei is a______girl, who went to London to complete a ______ ______. She tried to ______ ______ ______a whole new way of life there. Unlike some of the students who live in student accommodation, she lives with a ______ ______.
When writing the essay, Xie Lei has some difficulties in understanding her tutor, but she finally ______ the idea and her marks ______ ______. She says it’s important to have a balance ______ study and a social life and hopes to meet some people she has things ______ ______ ______.
Post reading: When you are faced with some difficulties in a
foreign country, what do
you do to solve them?
Underline the words, phrases or sentences that you don’t understand.