Unit3 A Taste of English Humor Reading : A Master of Nonverbal Humor Learning Aims:
（1） Master important words and expressions appeared in this reading passage. （2） G
et a general understanding of the story of Charlie Chaplin.
(1) Learn to find the main idea of each paragraph. (2) Learn to describe or interview a person.
（1） Have a taste of English humor, and get a general idea of types of humor. （2） Arouse students’ interest in English language, film and etc.
Key points and difficult points in teaching:
Key points : Enable students to get a general idea about Charlie Chaplin. Difficult points : divide the passage and get the main idea of each paragraph.
Teaching aids: a projector Teaching procedure:
Step 1. Warming up Greetings The teacher show some pictures on the screen. And then the teacher asks students the question: T: Hello, boys and girls. Now imagine that I am a reporter from China Daily. I want to do a survey about humor, can you team up with me? Ss: Yes. T: Now, look at the pictures below, and which picture can make you laugh? Ss： （ laughed） T: Do you feel funny? Do you think they are humourous? Ss: Yes. T: Can you list some types of humor? Ss: Crosstalk, film… T:ok, very good, and I will show you the other types of humor. (show the pictures and explain the necessary part.) Then the teacher sums up the types of humor on the blackboard. T: Thanks so much for giving me the useful information. Step 2. Presentation
T: Do you want to know more about this person (Shows Charlie’s picture.) Ss: Yes. (The teacher shows the famous works of Charlie Chaplin.) T: Ok, today will learn a new lesson “A Master of Nonverbal humor”. And I want you to find some useful information for me. Ss: Ok. Skimming: T: Now read the passage quickly and silently, then answer my questions. 1. Look at the title and the pictures of the passage and predict its content. 2. Find out the main idea of each paragraph. Then match the main ideas and the paragraphs. Ss: Ok. T: If you come acrosss any difficulty or questions, you can turn to me or your partner. (silent reading) Now time is up. Have you got the right answer? Ss:…… Scanning: T: Now, let’s read the passage in detail, and answer my questions. 1. How do you understand the sentence “Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.”? 2. Finish a chart. 3. Complete a table about Charlie Chaplin. 4. What do they eat? And how to eat? 5. Chaplin was given a special Oscar for _______ T： You are so excellent, and I have got enough information I need. Thanks so much. Ss: Not at all. Step 3. Practice T: I can be a reporter, and do you want to be a reporter? Ss: Yes/no. T: you can have your own opinions. But I have a practice for you: Imagine you want to write an article about Charlie Chaplin for the column( 专栏) “HUMOUR” of your school newspaper so you are going to interview Charlie Chaplin. (Then the teacher gives the students an example of this dialogue.) Ss: ( Students practice with each other.) T: Now, I want a pair of you to show your dialogue in front of the classroom. Can you? Ss: …… Step 4.Sum up T: Do you think that humor were born with us or it can be developed in our life time? Ss:…… T: I think humor can be developed in our life time. So be happy every day and find the humor in our daily life. Step 5. Home work
T: So much for reading, so much for the prac tice. Today’s homework is to find more information about Charlie Chaplin and English humor on the internet. Step6. Blackboard design Unit3 A Master of Nonverbal Humor 1. Topic: types of humor 2. Reading: Skimming
Scanning 3. Conclusion: Step 7. Teaching reflection