1.Grasp Reading Strategy on how to read an interview. 2.Read an interview on happiness and learn how to stay happy in difficult times. 3. Interview a famous person you li
What does happiness mean to you?(1’)
The search for happiness
For Sang Lan, happiness means…
Read Para 1 to find out what happiness is.(3’) Being surrounded by 1. family and friends Achieving success in 2. something A day without 3. suffering or just being alive
(Those who have been injured or struggle with a physical disability)
How to read an interview
the first paragraph
Introduce the topic of the interview, who the interviewee is and what he does.
Find the related information(1’)
Interviewer: Host Interviewee: Dr. Brain Topic: Happiness
How to read an interview(2’)
the following paragraphs
1.Fully understand the questions. 2.Pay attention to the summary of the background of the topic.
What are the questions that the host asks Dr Brain?(3’)
1.Can you tell us a little bit about Sang Lan and who she is? 2.How old was she when this happened? 3.And how has Sang Lan adapted to her new life?
1.How did Sang Lan get injured? (1’) At the Goodwill Games in 1998, when Sang Lan was practicing, she fell to the gymnastics mat and got injured. 2.How did Sang Lan stay positive?(1’) By keeping busy.
Read Para 6 to complete SL’s file.(4’)
Name Birth Place Personality Sang Lan Ningbo, China Birth year Best event 1981 the vault photo
energetic, happy and hard-working
1991 1998(at 17)
She began learning gymnastics.
She started winning competitions. She made a mistake while practicing vaults. She fell and broke her neck.
Read Para 4 to find the related information.(3’) Before the Happy and successful in her sport accident While in Cheerful hospital Find happiness through reaching much Now /After smaller goals leaving Through the love of the people around hospital her
Read Para 8 to complete the table.(10’)
Many (1)________ famous visitors like Leonardo DiCaprio went to (2)______ cheer her up. spirits and She was always in good (3)_______ thought about (4)_______ what she could do to get better. While in She was happy for her teammates’ (5)__________ successes and was proud of the things hospital she had (6)_______________. accomplished Hearing she would never be a gymnast, she sorrow and was able to overcome her (7)________ alive and (9)_______ lucky felt thankful to be (8)______ learn to have the rest of her life to(10 )______new things.
Before the accident
While in hospital
Back to China
She is always smiling.
Make an interview (5’)
Suppose you are the host of CCTV and invite a famous person you like to your programe.
Sample questions 1. What does happiness mean to you ? 2. Do you remember a specific happy event, or a general feeling of happiness?
H: ---We’re lucky to invite sb. to our interview . Today’s topic is happiness. …
S: Thank you for inviting me. … H: … S: … H: I hope everybody can live a happy life.
An optimist sees the rose; a pessimist the thorn. 乐观的人看到的是玫瑰， 悲观的人只看到它的刺。 Happiness is a form of courage . 幸福是勇气的一种形式。
1) Retell the story of Sang Lan. 2) Preview the language points.