My First Day at Senior High
1. Understanding the whole text to learn about American school system.
the important language
points in the text.
Their classes are lively and interesting.
Their after-school activities are colorful.
American school system
Paragraph 1 Questions:
①How long does secondary school cover in the US? Seven years. ②Which grades are high school? Ninth to twelfth grades.
③What do they need if they want to go to
college? A high diploma.
The school year ____________ two semesters, the is divided into
first of which is __________ through December and the _________, September
second is January through May . We ________ ____ have a long
7:50 summer ________! We start school at _____ am and we vacation 3:00 finish at _____ pm.
What is the main idea of this paragraph?
The students’ after-school activities.
1. Secondary school in the US usually covers seven years, grades six to twelve.(P9)
cover用作动词，意思是“包含，包括”。 另外，cover 作为动词，意义很多：
The land was covered with snow. 大地被雪覆盖。
This new school covers an area of nearly 500 mu. 新学校占地近500亩。
（3）行过路程；看完（多少页书） They covered 100 miles yesterday.
How many pages have you covered? 你已经看完了多少页书？ （4）对??进行采访，报道 Qingdao Daily has sent a reporter to cover the event.
另外，cover 还可以作名词，意思是“盖子,封面”。 The book had a blue cover. 这本书有一个蓝色的封面。
2. The school year is divided into two semesters.(p9) 一学年被分成了两个学期。 be divided into divide…into 被分成 把??分成
1) The world is divided into five continents. 世界被分成了五个大陆
2) Let’s divide the big cake into ten.
让我们把这个大蛋糕分成十份。 3）Six divided by two is three.
3. I take part in all kinds of after-school activities. (P9) 我参加学校里的各种活动。
take part in 参加(有组织的某项活动)
There will be more athletes _____________ the 2012 Olympics to be held in London. 【拓展】take an active part in 积极参加??. play an important part in 在??起重要的作用 play the part/role of 扮演??的角色
1. Now more and more people have ____ sports and games. D A. joined B. attended
D. taken part in
2.The class ____ 5 groups when we went on our outing . D
A. was made into
C. was separated from
B. was divided by
D. was divided into
3.Many reporters hurried to ____ the accident after Shen A Dianxia’s death was certain. A. cover B. interview C. discover D. write
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