Unit 5 Travelling abroad
Warming up and Reading
The United States (New York)
The United K
Some famous universities all over the world
1.If you have chance to go abroad, which country would you like to visit and why? 2. Do you want to go abroad for a further study? 3.How difficult do you think it is to adjust to the customs of another country?
Let me try!
Answer the following questions
1. Which country is Xie Lei studying in now? England 2. How old is she now? 21years old
3. Who does she live with? A host family
4. Did Xie lei get a good mark for her
first essay? No, she got an E.
5. How is her life now? She feels much more at home now.
Match the main idea with each paragraph.
P1 P2 P3 P4 P5 P6 P7 No.1 XieLei’s preparation year(一年预科) No.2 Benefits of her preparation course No.3 The author’s best wish for XieLei No.4 Benefits of living with a host family No.5 Xie Lei’s new plan No.6 Xie Lei, a Chinese girl, came to study in London No.7 Xie Lei’s difficulty getting used to a new way of life
Answer these questions about the text. 1.What is Xie Lei in England for? How long has she been in England? 2. Why is she doing a preparation course first? 3. Why did Xie Lei feel like a child when she first arrived in England? 4. Which two types of people have helped Xie Lei most since she came to England? 5. Why has Xie Lei decided to join a few clubs?
Answer these questions about the text.
1.What is Xie Lei in England for? How long has she been in England?
She is in England to study at a university. She’s been in England for six months.
2. Why is she doing a preparation course first?
Because studying in England is different from studying in China and she needs to learn about these differences and improve her English.
3. Why did Xie Lei feel like a child when she first arrived in England? Because she has to learn how to do everyday things like using a telephone, paying on a bus, finding her way around a strange city; understanding English as spoken in real life; learning how to write essays acceptable to her British lecturer.
4. Which two types of people have helped Xie Lei most since she came to England?
The host family and her teachers. 5. Why has Xie Lei decided to join a few clubs? Because she thinks it’s important to have a balance between study and a social life, and she wants to make new friends.
While studying in London, Xie Lei has some difficulties as well as benefits. Read the passage again, and try to find them according to the diagram given.
Benefits of doing a preparation course 1.to learn how to fulfil Western academic requirements. 2. to get used to a new Way of life and improve her English __________________________________ of. living with a host family everyday life and 1.to learn more about _____________ customs ________. 2.to have people explain things not understood _______________
of having a tutor
1.to explain about why you cannot
______ other people’s work without use
_______________it acknowledging 2.to ___________ encourage you to express your own ideas with reasons
at the university widely and 1.learning to read ________ ________the texts. analyze expressing 2. ___________one’s own opinion with __________. reasons of a new way of life 1. finding a __________ balance between study and a _________. social life friends 2. making new __________.
Summarize the main idea of the whole text.
It mainly talks about the Chinese university study student Xie Lei’s __________ ______ ____ and ______, life especially about some _______ benefits she gets as well as some _______ she faces while studying in difficulties London.
A Date With Lu Yu
Roles play: student1--- Lu Yu student2---Xie Lei Hello, everyone, I will interview Xie Lei in my program. I will ask her to share her life in London with us .
Roles play: student1--- Lu Yu student2---Xie Lei You can use the following words or phrases: keep it up, get along, make progress, board, adjust to, It is the first time…, get used to, as far as one is concerned, feel at home, all the best, etc. Lu Yu : Welcome to our program. Xie Lei : Thank you very much. Lu Yu: As I know, you are studying in London. Could you share your life in London with us ? Xie Lei: Yes, of course/Sure…. Lu Yu : …
1. Underline all the important and difficult phrases and sentences in the text. 2. If you are dying to go to foreign countries for further education, what should you do to make it?