Unit 8 Sports
The First Period Speaking (45min) 1. Target language 目标语言 a. the grasp words: Stand for, because of, Olympic Game, gold medal, would rather, continent, well-known, athlete
badminton, speed, skating, track and field, tie, final, dive, shooting, gymnastics. b. the grasp sentences Asking about interests and hobbies: Which do you like...or...? What’s your favorite sport? Which sports do you like best? Which do you prefer，badminton or tennis ? What about baseball? Are you interested in …? Possible answers： Sure．I love sports． Yes，very much． ／ NO, I don’t like sports at all. Shooting，I think． I 1ike tennis best． I prefer water skiing to surfing. I 1ike watching it． I’d rather watch it than play it. 2. Ability goals 能力目标 Enable the students to improve their speaking ability by talking about sports, telling their partners what sports They like and why, with the target language. 3. Learning ability goals 学能目标 Help the students learn how to describe their favorite sports. Teaching important points 教学重点 Let Ss learn to use the structures of expressing and supporting or opposing an opinion. Teaching difficult points 教学难点 How to express their ideas about different kinds of sports in a proper way. Teaching methods 教学方法 1. Talking method to enable the students to express themselves freely． 2. Looking at the pictures (individuals), and do pairs work to discuss and work in groups of four. Teaching aids 教具准备 1. a computer 2. a projector 3. a tape recorder Teaching procedures &ways 教学过程与方式 Step I Revision (5min) T: Good morning/afternoon, boys and girls!
Ss: Good morning/afternoon, Miss Shi! T: Yesterday I asked you to review the sports words You’ve learned and look up new words about sports in your dictionary. Now, I’ll check your homework in this way: Let’s divide ourselves into two groups and have a contest:① Each group will write sports words as many as possible on the blackboard; ② Every group member should go up to write one word in turn;③ You can’t write the same word; ④ Three minutes later, we’ll check which group can write more words. One, Two, begin! The two groups of the Ss write down the words about sports as quickly as and as many as possible on the blackboard. Three minutes later, the contest ends. The teacher and the Ss check the result together. And the teacher prizes the winner, and encourages the other. T: Now, in next period, we’ll talk about sports and the Olympics, including an interview. Step II Warming up (10min) Talk about the pictures on the screen. T: Do you like sports? Ss: Yes, we do. T: What’s your favorite sport? Sa: I like football best. It’s so exciting! Sb: Basketball is my favorite sport. Sc: ... (There will be some different answers.) T: Look at the pictures. (The teacher shows the pictures on the screen. ) T: What does she doing? (Pointing to the first picture. A girl player is skating in the picture.) Ss: She is skating. T: What are they doing? (Pointing to the second picture. Some players are playing football.) Ss: They are playing football. T: There are so many people here. And look at the five rings. What are they doing? (Pointing to the third picture. There are many people and a flag with five Olympic rings in the picture.) Ss: They are having the Olympic Games. T: The Olympic Games are the biggest sports meeting in the world． P1ease open your books at Page 50. Let’s have a quiz and see how much do you know about the Olympics. Do it by yourselves. Later we’ll check the answers. (A few minutes later, the teacher shows the answers on the screen.) T: Please check your total score according to the information on Page 51. (After a few seconds, ask some of the students about their scores.) Sd: I’ve got 22 scores. T: Good! You seem to know a lot about the Olympic Games. What about you? (Ask Se.) Se: I’ve got 28 scores．
T: Congratulations! You really know much about the Olympic Games. (Time permitting, the teacher can check more students.) Step III Speaking (20min) T: Now, look at the pictures on Page 52. There is a variety of sports here: diving, badminton, shooting and weightlifting. Do you know the other names? Ss: Table tennis, swimming, high jumping, baseball and softball. T: Look at the useful expressions. They are about asking interests and hobbies and the possible answers． Please read the expressions aloud. Suppose you are a reporter and interview three of your friends about their favorite sports. Then fi11 in the forms with their answers． Prepare them in groups. A few minutes 1ater, I’11 ask some of you to act out the interview and read what you fill in the form. The students prepare the dialogues in groups and then fill in the forms, while the teacher goes among each of the groups to see if they have any questions and directs the students’ activities. (A few minutes later.) T: Are you ready? Ss: Yes. T: Which group will act out? Ss: (The first group) Let us have a try. Dialogue I (Student A: A news reporter; Student B: A’s friend. They are watching a basketball match on TV) Sa: Are you interested in the basketball team? Sb: I 1ove sports and I’m on the basketball team of our school. Sa: Which do you 1ike, football or basketball? Sb: I like basketball better than football. Sa: What’s your favorite sport? Sb: I like swimming best, I think． Sa: Why do you 1ike it most? Sb: Because I was born in Qingdao, Shandong Province. When I was a 1ittle boy, my parents often took me to swim in the sea. When I moved here, swimming was impossible for me, for there was no swimming poo1 here. So I began to play basketball. T: Well done! Thank you, sit down, please! Which group would like to try again? Ss: (The second group) We’d like to try. DialogueⅡ: (Student C and Student D are talking about sports. ) Sc: Which do you prefer, badminton or tennis? Sd: I prefer badminton to tennis. Sc: Are you good at it? Sd: No. I can play neither of them. I’d rather watch it than play it.
Sc: Which sports do you 1ike best? Sd: I like volleyball than any other sport. Sc: Why? Sd: Because the spirit of our Chinese Women Volleyball Team in the competition is always encouraging me in my study． Sc: Do you do well in it? Sd: No. I’d rather watch it than play it. Sc: Could you tell me the reason? Sd: Because I’m near-sighted． Sc: What a pity! T: Very good! Thank you, and sit down, please. (If possible, the teacher may ask more groups to act their dialogues out.) T: Just now you did a very good job. Now, please put your books on your desk, I’1l check your forms. (The teacher checks their forms, and asks some of them to read what they filled in the forms.) One possible version: Name Which sport do Why? you like best? Lily basketball Love Yao Ming very much. He’s tall enough to play basketball. Lucy swimming Born in a seaside city. The coach says her muscle is good for swimming Jon football It’s exciting enough. Love Ronaldo very much. He’s so cool! Step IV Talking (8min) Open book in P127. Work in groups. T: Now I know most of you like sports and pay close attention to the Olympic Games. Let’s come to the Talking on Page 127. Imagine that you have been asked by the Olympic Committee to discuss the causes and effects of some serious problems. Let’s see their question card. (The teacher shows the question card on the screen.) 1. Some athletes use drugs to win. What do you think about the affair? 2. Sometimes the winner is not the best athlete. How to settle the problems? 3. How can you deal with the corruption of some of the officials? 4. Some athletes care too much about winning and money. How can we stop it and develop the spirit of the Olympic Games? T: Please discuss the problems in your group and you may consult the role cards on Page 127 and 128. Try to think of possible solutions. You may do it in groups of four. (Ss are getting ready.) T: Are you ready? I’ll check your work. Who’s willing to tell me your idea? Sa: I don’t want to see athletes win by using drugs. That is dishonest and unfair. For
one thing, the best athletes should win depending on their actual strength but not cheating. For another thing, if they use drugs, they will make young sports funs disappointed and angry. What’s worse, using drugs is harmful to their health. The purpose we watch the Olympic Games is to see the best athletes compete, not falsehood and cheating. Sb: I think that the biggest problem is that some Olympic judges are unfair. Some judges give lower scores to athletes they don’t like. Some judges help the team that they like. This is wrong. Sc: I agree with you. I think that perhaps these judges have got some good for themselves. I suggest that the Olympic Committee should research these events and punish those dishonest judges. If this case continues, sports fans will get angry and the Olympics will lose the significance. Sd: In my opinion, we should take steps to settle the problems with some of the Olympic officials. They have a lot of power and the corruption is very easy to happen to them. Once we are blinded to them, they will use their power in a wrong way. I think the Olympic Committee should take some measures to forbid the corruption to keep the Olympic Committee clear and fair. Se: Yes. I support your idea. And I have one point to add. Some officials from cities that want to host the Olympics also do bad things. They sometimes bribe the corrupt officials in the Olympic Committee in order to get their purpose. They also should be punished. If we want the Olympics to be successful and popular, we must make sure that the officials don’t do wrong. (The Ss may have different ideas and the teacher may collect them and make a summary.) Step Ⅵ Homework(2min) T: You have done very well in the class. That’s all for this period. Homework for today: 1. Write six sentences about what is your favorite sport and explain why you like this sport. 2. Learn the new words by heart. In next period, I’ll check the new words by having a dictation. Goodbye everyone. Ss: Goodbye, sir/madam.