Unit 15 Learning
Lesson 1 life-long learning
What can you get from the four pictures?
r />? People of various ages and jobs are learning.
If we study from the birth to the death of our life, what can we call it ?
Can you think out some similar sayings about life-long learning?
? It’s never too late to learn. 活到 老学到老。 ? There is no end of learning. 学无 止尽。
Fast reading: do the true or false questions and find the proof.
1. Sun Wen succeeded in getting into Qinghua F University through the college entrance exam. 2. Ms.Tang got laid off through her own fault but later F decided to take a business course.
3. When she knew she would be laid off, Ms.Tang was glad because she knew a new opportunity had F come.
4. Grandpa Chen became an Internet user by taking F a computer course.
5. The three examples show that life-long learning is T useful for people of various ages and backgrounds.
Careful reading: multiple choice
1.Which of the following is not true about Sun Wen according to the passage?
A. She went to Qinghua University right after graduation from high school. B. She must be an employee working in Beijing. C. She took her courses in evenings and on weekends D. She hasn’t got a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering by distance learning yet.
2. Why was Ms.Tang laid off?
A. Because she was too old. B. Because she hadn’t worked hard enough. C. Because she had done something wrong. D. For some reason we don’t know.
3.What would Ms.Tang mostly probably do next? A. To further her study. B. To go back to the company she used to work for. C. To set up her own business D. To work as a full-time housewife
4. What made Grandpa Chen to learn about the Internet?
A. The fees for sending airmails were expensive. B. Surfing the Internet was exciting and interesting. C. His grandson offered to instruct him on how to email and use the Internet. D. He didn’t want to switch off his brain.
Careful reading: do the summary
1.Sun Wen ----28 years old “it’s never too late to learn.” That was the advice I got and now I’m about to graduate distance with a Bachelor’s Degree by ________ learning. qualification I’m getting Because of my new __________, promoted at work. In the past, if someone had failed to get into university, he would have had no _______ chance of getting a degree. I gave myself a second chance to study for a degree in the evenings secure fulland on weekends while keeping a _______ time job. The last four years have been hard worth work, but it’s been ______ it.
2. Ms.Tang—45 years old
laid Three months ago, my manager ______ me off because the company was not doing that well, but I felt as if I had done something wrong ______.At first, I enjoyed being a full-time housewife, but soon I got bored and decided to do a business course. I’ve always dreamed of ______ starting my own company. I have nearly finished the course and prepared a business______ for plan export setting up my own ______ company. How lucky I was!
3. Grandpa Chen –75 years old
I’m teaching myself new tricks ______ every day. I decided that it was time I postage became an Internet user with ______ going up. I got my grandson to instruct emailing And me and I really enjoy the ______. speed it’s fun to see and aside from ______, talk to my grandchildren in the US on the i-Cam. Now I have to practice the _______ alphabet because I’m doing an English course on the Internet.
Voice your opinion
? Now do you think life-long learning is important? Why? ? As a student, what will you learn from the school? Only knowledge?
Learn to be Learn to do Learn to learn Learn to get together
? Retell the three stories after class ? Underline the difficult sentences in the passage.