1. Ss will be able to master the following useful new words and expressions.
well,smelly,pond,burst,canal,steam,dirt,injure,brick,dam,useless,steel,shock,rescue,quake,electricity,army,shelter,fresh, organize, bury, at an end, dig out, coal mine, in ruins
2. Ss will be able to know the basic knowledge about Earthquake
1. The usages of some words and expressions.
2. How to train the students’ reading ability in learning the text.
Step I lead-in
Let students see a short video and answer the questions
1.What happened in the video? Earthquakes
2.How do you feel seeing the plots(情节)? Students’ discussion.
Step II Fast reading
1. What is the passage mainly about? In Tangshan ,earthquakes happened on July 28th 1976
2. Skim the text and answer the questions
The type of writing (写作体裁)
Topic sentence of Paragraph 1
Topic sentence of Paragraph 2
Topic sentence of Paragraph 3
Topic sentence of Paragraph 4
Step III Detailed reading
Ask students to read the text carefully and answer the questions
Task1: What were the nature signs of the coming earthquake?(选择)Para 1
1.Water in well( G ) 2. Well walls(D ) 3.Chickens &pigs(F ) 4 .Mice (A) 5.Fish(E ) 6. Bright lights( B) 7. Water pipes(C )
A. Ran out of fields B. in the sky C. Cracked and burst D. Deep cracks E. Jumped out of ponds
F. Too nervous to eat G. Rose and fell, fell and rose
Task 2 Fill in the blanks
Damage caused by
At _____ am, the __________ earthquake of the 20th century began .
_______ burst from holes in the ground.
Hard hills of the rock became rivers of ____.
________ covered the ground like red autumn leaves.
Two _______ and most of the bridges fell.
The railway tracks were now _________pieces of _______.
______ now filled the wells instead of water.
Water,food,and ______________ were hard to get.
The reconstruction(重建) after the earthquake
1. The army _____________
2. Workers ____________for survivors.
3._____________was taken to the city.
1. At 3:42 am, the greatest earthquake of the 20th century began.
2. Steam burst from holes in the ground.
3. Hard hills of the rock became rivers of dirt.
4. Bricks covered the ground like red autumn leaves.
5. Two dams and most of the bridges fell.
6. The railway tracks were now useless pieces of steel.
7. Sand now filled the wells instead of water.
8. Water, food, and electricity were hard to get.
Step IV consolidation (当堂巩固)
Let students fill the blanks according to the passage
Strange things were happening in the countryside of northeast Hebei. For three days the water in the village wells kept rising and 1_________(fall). Farmers noticed that the well walls had deep cracks 2___________ them. A smelly gas came out of the cracks. In 3_________farmyards, the chickens and even the pigs were too nervous 4__________(eat). 5_________(mouse) ran out of the fields looking for places 6________(hide). Fish jumped out
Of their bowls and ponds. At about 3 am on July 28,1976, some people saw bright lights 7_________ the sky. The sound of planes could 8________(hear) outside the city of Tangshan even 9_________ no planes were in the sky.
In the city, the water pipes in some buildings cracked and burst. But the one million people of the city, ________thought little of these events, were asleep as usual that night.
1 falling 2 in 3 the 4 to eat 5 mice 6 to hide 7in 8 be heard 9when 10 who
Step V Post-reading-Activity: news report Group work(小组活动):
新闻的标题 headline 简洁明了,吸引人
新闻的导语 introduction 新闻消息的第一句 揭示核心内容
新闻的主体 main body 对导语进行展开和阐释
结束语 conclusion 对全文概括总结
Step VI Homework: write a news report about Yushu earthquake.
1). To learn the knowledge of the cultural relics.
2). Discuss how to protect our cultural relics.
3).Reading and understanding, catching the history and information of the Amber Room.
4). Functional item, how to tell the story about the Amber Room
5). Finish the comprehending exercises after the reading passage.
6). Use scanning; skimming and careful reading to learn the story of the Amber Room.
To understand cultural relics.
How to tell the story about the Amber Room
Talk about cultural relics at home and abroad in English freely.
To learn the story of the amber room.
Teacher present some pictures and statements ,let the students guess whtat or where it is.
The Great Wall; The Pyramid ; Taj Mahal
2)Teacher show some pictures. They are all very famous places in China or in the world. Ask the students to think these over:
A. Can you name them out?
Who have the right to own and confirm them?
(The shown pictures: Group 1;①Yuanmingyuan; ②Forbidden City
Group 2: ③Ming Dynasty vase ;④Taj Mahal; ⑤ivory dragon boat
and Mogao Caves)
Step I: Pre-reading
1).Ok, you have know something about cultural relics, have you ever seen a piece of amber?And what do you know about it?
Show some pictures of amber. Let students know what the amber is and its value.
color yellow- brown
feel like feel as hard as stone
Amber is the fossil(化石) form of resin(树脂) from trees.
It takes millions of years to form.
2). Can you imagine a house made of amber?Please preview “In search of the amber room.”
Step II: Fsat reading and thinking about the title:
1). Teacher give students the following questions to think:
When you see this title, what do you want to know?
What is the Amber Room?
Why was it called the Amber Room?
What was it made for?
What happened to it?
Why to search for it?
(Ask the students just remember these questions in their mind not find the answers.)
2). Fast reading to get the main idea:
The Amber Room , which _________________sent to the Russian people as a _____, was ____by the _____________ soldiers .
(Students read the passage quickly and fill in the blans)
3). Now, let the students try to answer the questions in part 1). (PPT 7)
(Teacher may give some necessary help)
Step III: Scanning
Ask the students to scan all the names of the person appeared in the text and find out what did they do to the amber room. Join the correct parts of the sentences together. (exercise 1 on page 2)
After do the above exercise ,teacher give students a picture of the people in the text and let the students try to tell theclue of the story according to the persons. (PPT 9)
Step IV: Skimming
Ask students to skim the passage and complete exercise 2 on page2.
( 3 ) How did the Amber Room become one of the wonders of the world?
( 5 ) How was a new Amber Room built?
( 4 ) How did the Amber Room get lost?
( 1 ) How was the Amber Room made?
( 2 ) Why did the King of Prussia give the Amber Room to the Czar of Russia as a gift?
Step V: Careful reading
Let the students read the text carefully and try to find some details to complete the form on PPT 11.
Step VI: Role play
Just now you have learnt the story of The Amber Room, now suppose you are a guide of The Amber Room, how will you intrduce the amber room to the visitors?
( Give students about 3 minutes to have a discussion in group of four ,then ask some of groups to make a role play before all the class.)
1. Read the story of The Amber Room again after class.
2. Write the introduction of the Amber Room you have discussed in class.
3. Prepare for next period by underline the difficult points in the text.
Unit 1 Cultural relics
Warming up & pre-reading
What is cultural relics?
A.a cultural relic is sth. that survived for a long time
B.a cultural relic may be a part of old thing has remained when the rest of it had been destroyed
C. a cultural relic is something rather rare
Goal For Knowledge
1. Get the students to learn the useful new words and expressions in bold in this part: ancient, compete, medal, volunteer, Greece, homeland, regular, basis, athlete, admit, slave, nowadays, gymnastics, stadium, gymnasium, host, responsibility, replace, swift, motto, take part in, stand f or, as well
2. Let students learn about the basic knowledge on the Olympic Games.
Goal For Ability
1. Develop the students’ reading ability and let them learn different reading skills.
2. Enable the students to learn to talk about the Olympic Games.
Goal On Emotion
1. Arouse the students’ great interest in the Olympic Games.
2. Develop the students’ sense of cooperative learning.
Key Points about the Class
1. Let the students learn more about the basic knowledge on the Olympic Games.
2. Get the students to learn different reading skills.
Difficult Points about the Class
1. Develop the stu dents’ reading ability.
2, Enable the students to learn to tal k about the Olympic Games.
3. Let the students learn to use comparing and contrasting when writing.
Process of the Class
Step 1 lead in
As we know, the ancient Olympic Games took place in Olympia in Greece every four years between 776BC and 339BC. Only men and boys could compete in the ancient Olympic Games. Married women were not even allowed to watch the Games; only young girls, boys and men could watch.
However, in modern times, there are two main sets of Games—the Summer and Winter Olympics, and both are held every four years. Athletes from any country who have reached the agreed standard for their event will be admitted as competitors. Therefore, there are many significant differences between the modern and ancient Olympics, although certain similarities exist.
In this text, Pausanias, an ancient Greek writer, has come on a magical journey to find out more about the ancient and modern Olympics. Has he got what he wants to know? I think you have got the answer. OK. First, let’s do a survey about Olympics.
This part is to introduce the students to the text briefly to make the text easy for them to read.
6. How many main kinds of the Olympic Games are there in the world?
7. What is the motto of the Olympic Games?
8. What is the host city of the first Olympics?
9. What is the host city of the 2004 Olympics?
10. What is the host city of the 2008 Olympics?
6. Two. They are the Summer Olympic Games and the Winter Olympic Games.
7. Higher, swifter and stronger.
8. Athens, Greece.
9. Athens, Greece.
10. Beijing, China.
This part is to arouse the interests of the students on Olympic Games and get them into the reading slowly.
Step 2 Pre-reading
Ask the students to look at the title of the text and the pictures in it and talk about them.
1) Title—An Interview
An interview is a meeting in which someone is asking another one some questions in order to find out about their actions or opinions.
2) The first picture in the text
The first picture is the statue of a great Greek. His name is Pausanias. He was a famous traveler and writer in the second century AD.
3) The second picture in the text
The second picture is a Chinese athlete named Yang Yang. She won a gold medal for China at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. She is a famous skating player.
4) The third picture in the text
The third picture is the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games. Maybe this is the main stadium. It’s large and can hold thousands of audience. See in the sky the five white rings? They are the Olympic Five Rings which stand for the five continents—Asia, Africa, the Americas, Europe and Oceania.
This step is to help the students make a further understanding of the text.
Step 3 Reading
1 . Reading for the main idea
What does the passage mainly tell about?
This text mainly tells about the similarities and the differences between the ancient and modern Olympic Games.
2. Reading for detailed information
Ask the students to read this text carefully to locate detailed information and then choose the best answer.
1) Where do all the competitors live?
A. A hotel. B. A special village. C. A restaurant. D. A place hired by competitors.
2) Why do many countries want to host the Olympic Games?
A. To run faster, jumper higher and throw further. B. To get a great honour.
C. To make the country famous. D. To make money.
3) Which of the following is included in the Winter Olympic Games?
A. Skiing and ice skating. B. Running races. C. Horse riding. D. Swimming.
4) The last Olympic Games were held in _________.
A. Beijing B. Atlanta C. Athens D. Sydney
5) Why does Pausanias think people may be competing for money in the modern Olympic Games?
A. Because the winner can get medals.
B. Because the winner can be awarded lots of money by their own countries.
C. Because the olive wreaths have been replaced by medals.
D. Because medals are made of gold.
Suggested answers: 1)–5) BBACC
This part is to check if the students have truly understood the text.
3. Read the passage carefully and answer the following questions.
1) What amazes Pausanias about the Olympic Games?
2) Why does he think Athens and Beijing should feel proud?
1) Pausanias is amazed that many countries take part in the Olympics and women too and there are two sets of Olympics.
2) It’s a great honour to host the Olympics.
This part is to enable the students to have a deep understanding of the text by answering some difficult questions.
1. one 2. women; slaves 3. Greece 4. two 5. reached; agreed standard
6. anywhere in the world
This part is to strengthen the key content in the text.
5. Summary writing 归纳写作
Answer these questions in not more than 100 words.
1. Who is Pausanias?
2. Why has Pausanias come to our time?
3. Who tells Pausanias about the Modern Olympic Games?
4. How often are the Modern Olympics held?
5. How many sets of Games are there for the Modern Olympics and what are they?
6. Who can take part in the Modern Olympic Games?
7. How many sports are there in the Modern Olympics?
8. Where do the athletes live during the Olympics?
9. Who wants to host the Modern Olympics and why?
10. What are the mottos of the Olympics?
1. Pausanias is a Greek writer about 2000 years ago.
2. He has come to our time to find out about the Modern Olympic Games.
3. Li Yan tells him about it.
4. The Modern Olympics are held every four years
5. There are two sets of Games for the Modern Olympics. They are the Summer and the Winter Olympics.
6. Athletes who have reached the agreed standard can take part.
7. There are over 250 sports in the Modern Olympics.
8. The athletes live in a special village during the Olympics.
9. Any country wants to host the Olympic Games because it is a great honour to host it.
10. The mottos of the Olympics are Swifter, Higher, Stronger.
Reflection: This exercise is to improve the students’ ability of analyzing and writing.
6. Discuss this question in groups: why do many countries want to host the Olympic Games while others do not? Put forward your ideas and give reasons for your choices.
Reasons to host the Olympic Games
1. a great honour
2. great responsibility
3. more buildings will be put up
4. feeling proud for one’s country
5. new sports stadiums will be built
6. more visitors will come
Reasons not to host the Olympic Games
1. too expensive
2. much planning
3. pressure and stress
5. too many stadiums
6. accidents / attacks
This part is to improve the students’ abilities of summing up and analyzing.
7. An Interview Activity
Let’s invite some of the students to act as Pausanias and Li Yan to make an interview. Ok, who likes to act as Li Yan? And who wants to act as Pausanias? Welcome here. (to the one who acts as Pausanias) Hello, Pausanias, very glad to meet you! Welcome to our time on a long journey from your time! You must be tired, aren’t you? What have you come here for? Why have you been here? Ok, let me introduce my friend, Li Yan, who is a volunteer for the 2008 Olympic Games. (to Li Yan) Li Yan, this is Pausanias, a great Greek writer, who wants to ask you some questions. Pausanias, you can ask Li Yan any questions you like. Go ahead.
Reflection: This part is to display the students’ ability of performance.
Step 4 Post-reading (summary of the whole text)
1. Finish the mind map to have a summary of the text.
1. Every four years. 2. Two. 3. 250. 4. Anyone who reaches the agreed standard. 5. Any country.
6. Swifter, higher and stronger.
This part is to ask the students to summarize the key content in this class.
2. Fill in the blanks according to the text.
Pausanias and Li Yan are talking about the similarities and 1________(different) between the ancient and modern Olympics. The ancient Olympic Games were first held in Athens, in 2________ only men from Greece had the right/honour 3__________(compete). The champions were awarded olive wreaths as prizes. The modern Olympics 4________(start) in 1896. From then on, athletes from all over the world have come to take part 5________ the Games every four years. There are two sets of Games—the Summer and the Winter Olympics. Anyone who has reached the agreed standard for their event will be 6________(admit) as competitors. There are over 250 events. To host all the competitors, a special village is usually built, with a stadium, a very large swimming pool, a gymnasium as well as seats for those who watch the 7________(game). The winners of the first three places are awarded gold, silver and bronze medals. The motto of the Olympic Games is: 8________(swift), Higher and Stronger.
Text,vocabulary and sentence structure
Pausanias, who was a Greek writer about 2,000 years ago, has come on a magical journey on March 18th,2007 to find out about the present-day Olympic Games. He is now interviewing LiYan, a volunteer for the 2008Olympic Games.
P: My name is Pausanias. I live in what youcall “Ancient Greece” and I used to write about the Olympic Games a long timeago. I’ve come to your time to findout about the present-day Olympic Games because I know that in 2004 they wereheld in my homeland. May I ask yousome questions about the modern Olympics?
L: Good heavens! Have you really come from solong ago? But of course you can ask any questions you like. What would you liketo know?
P: How often do you hold your Games?
L: Every four years. There are two main setsof Games—the Winter and the Summer Olympics, and both are held every four yearson a regular basis. The WinterOlympics are usually held two years before the Summer Games. Only athletes who have reached the agreedstandard for their event will be admittedas competitors. They may come fromanywhere in the world.
P: Winter Games? How can the runners enjoy competing in winter? And what abouthorses?
L: Oh no! There are no running races or horseriding events. Instead there are competitionslike skiing and ice skating which need snow and ice. That’s why they’re calledthe Winter Olympics. It’s in the Summer Olympics that you have the runningraces, together with swimming, sailing and all the team sports.
P: I see. Earlier you said that athletes areinvited from all over the world. Do you mean the Greek world? Our Greek citiesused to compete against each other just for the honour of winning. No othercountries could join in, nor could slavesor women!
L: Nowadaysany country can take part if their athletes are good enough. There are over 250sports and each one has its own standard. Women are not only allowed, but playa very important role in gymnastics,athletics, team sports and …
P:Please wait a minute! Allthose events, all those countries and even women taking part! Where are all theathletes housed?
L:For each Olympics, aspecial village is built for them to live in, a main reception building,several stadiums for competitions,and a gymnasium as well.
P: That sounds very expensive. Does anyonewant to host the Olympic Games?
L: As a matter of fact, every county wantsthe opportunity. It’s a great responsibilitybut also a great honour to be chosen. There’s as much competition amongcountries to host the Olympics as to win Olympic medals. The 2008 Olympics willbe held in Beijing,China. Did you know that?
P: Oh yes! You must be very proud.
L:Certainly. And after thatthe 2012 Olympics will be held in London.They have already started planning for it. A new village for the athletes andall the stadiums will be built to the east of London. New medals will be designed of course and …
P: Did you say medals? So even the olivewreath has been replaced. Oh dear!Do you compete for prize money too?
L: No, we don’t. It’s still all about beingable to run faster, jump higher and throw further. That’s the motto of the OLympics, you know—“Swifter, Higher and Stronger.”
P:Well, that’s good news.How interesting! Thank you so much for your time.
1.Greecen. 希腊 Greek adj. 希腊(人)的;希腊语的;n.希腊人;希腊语
2. magical adj. 魔术的;有魔力的
3. present-day adj. = modern目前的; 现代的
4. volunteer n. a person who does somethingwithout being paid 志愿者
5. ancient adj. very old; living in oldtimes 古代的;古老的
6. homeland n. motherland 祖国;本国
7. hold v. host 举办;主持
8. a set of 一套;一组 a setof stamps 一套邮票
9. regular adj. 规则的;定期的 regularly adv. 定期地irregular adj. 不规则的;不定期的
10. basis n. (pl bases) 基础;根据on a regular basis 按照常规
11. athlete n. 运动员;运动选手 athletics n. (pl) 体育运动;竞技
12. agreed standard 规定标准;资格
13. admit v. to allow sb. to be a member ofan organization 容许;承认;接纳
be admitted as … 被允许成为…
14. compete v. 比赛;竞争 compete in 在…比赛;参与…竞争 compete for 为…而比赛
competitor n. 竞争者 competition n. 比赛;竞争 competitive adj. 竞赛性的
15. slave n. 奴隶 slaveowner 奴隶主 slavery n. 奴隶制
16. nowadays adv. = at present 现今;现在
17. gymnastics n. (pl) 体操;体能训练
18. gymnasium n. = gym 体育馆;健身房
19. stadium n. (pl stadiums or stadia) 露天大型体育场
20. a reception building = a building usedfor receiving guests 接待大楼 a reception room 接待室
21. as well = too 也;又
22. host v. = organize an event 做东;主办;招待
23. responsibility n. 责任;职责 responsible adj. 负责任的;有责任心的
24. medal n. 奖章;奖牌
25. olive n. 橄榄树;橄榄叶
26. wreath n. 花冠;花圈
27. replace v. take the place of 取代;替换;代替
28. motto n. 格言;座右铭
29. swift adj. fast 快的;迅速的
1. He is now interviewing Li Yan, a volunteer for the 2008 Olympic Games.
划线部分是Li Yan的同位语，用来补充说明Li Yan的情况。也可以将其转化为非限制性定语从句 who is a volunteer for the 2008 Olympic Games. 反之也然。如，Pausanias, who was a Greek writer about 2,000 yearsago, has come on a magical journey on March 18th, 2007 to findout about the present-day Olympic Games. 可以将who was去掉，把非限制性定语从句改为同位语。
2. I live in what you call “Ancient Greece” and I used to write about the Olympic Games a long timeago. 我生活在你们叫“古希腊”的地方。我很久以前是写奥运报到的。
3. That’s why they’re called the WinterOlympics. 这就是它们为什么被叫作冬奥会的原因。
4. It’s in the Summer Olympics that youhave the running races, together with swimming, sailing and all the teamsports. 就是在夏季奥运会上你才会看到跑步比赛，游泳，帆船和其它集体项目。划线部分是强调句。结构是 It is/ was +被强调部分+that+其余部分。被强调部分是表示人的名词也可以用who来代替that。如，The building was built 100 years ago. 强调主语 It was the building that was built 100 years ago. 强调时间状语 It was 100 years ago that the building was built.
5. Our Greek cities used to compete againsteach other just for the honour of winning. 在我们希腊，城市之间过去经常为荣誉而比赛。
used to do sth. 过去常常做某事。beused to do sth. 被用来做某事。be used to doing sth. 习惯于做某事。
6. No other countries could join in, norcould slaves or women! 其它国家不能参加，奴隶和妇女也不能!
7. There’s as much competition among countries tohost the Olympics as to win Olympic medals. 国与国之间争取奥运会承办权的竞争就跟争夺奥运奖牌一样激烈。
as +形容词或副词原级+ as或者as + much/many +名词+as 是同级比较的句型，意思是“和…一样的”
如，He ate as much rice as I did. It’s generally believed that teaching is asmuch an art as it is a science. 人们普遍认为教学既是一门科学，也是一门艺术。I have as many friends as my brother does.
Thispart is to make it convenient for the students to complete the learning planwith the help of vocabulary and structure, especially to the common cla
Why do many countries want to host the Olympic Games while others do not? Put forward your ideas and give reasons for your choices and then write a passage.
1. To practise listening comprehension.
2.To practise making decisions and reasoning
1. To practise listening comprehension.
2.To practise making decisions and reasoning
1. check the homework exercises.
1). It has been reported that children will be offered free education.
It has been reported that free education will be offered to children.
2). It has been said that we will be offered the latest computer science course book.
It has been planned that the latest computer science course book will be offered to us.
3). I have been told by Peter that I will be lent his notebook computer for a week.
I have been told by Peter that his notebook computer will be lent to me for a week.
2. Question: What can computers be used as?
As we know, science and technology is developing very fast and computers have become smaller and smaller. They have been used in many fields. So, the 21st century is the century of information technology What does it mean? Does information technology/ IT only mean things like computers? Of cause not. Actually, it means more than computers. Computers are just one kind of IT. What else do you know is part of IT?
(TV, radio, CD-ROM, DVD, books……)
Step3. Listening (SB)
1. Pre-listening: What are the changes brought by different forms of IT ?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of them ?
Go through the chart and make sure the students look at the chart before they listen to the tape. (This is to sharpen their attention and listen for the answers. This will also help them get the gist of the text.) Then Listen to the tape and finish filling in the chart. (If necessary, play the tape for several times.)
Say: After listening to their talk, we know all kinds of IT have both disadvantages and advantages.Let’s check the answers together.
Type of IT Advantages Disadvantages
TV You can both listen and watch. You cannot write to friends.
Web You can find information. It is very expensive.
Radio You can listen to English. You cannot watch a film.
Book You can get information. Sometimes it is out of date.
1) (pair work): decide which type of IT is best for you to use right now. Make your choice and give your reasons by using the following expressions.
I think that….
In my opinion, ….
I believe that….
I agree because….
I disagree because….
I’ve decided that….
2) (group work): Discussion :
Computers are useful and have brought us lots of good things, but they also cause bad effects. What attitude should we have towards the computer? (Make good use of it but never get trapped by it.)
Say: From what we have learn, we should admit that computers and the web have a great influence on the school education as well as people’s life. It has come into people’s everyday life and many families hold computers in their homes. Now there is a task for you.
1) Situation: You have been asked by your parents to help choose computers for your home. You and your friend have looked at several computers. Talk about the special things each computer can do. Make a decision about which kind of computer to buy and explain why.
Information input: Show students some pictures of different computers (desktop computer & laptop computer & …)
Language input: Useful expressions (Repeat it to strengthen students’ ability of use it.)
Supporting an opinion Challenging an opinion
I think that … , because … Perhaps, but what if / about …?
First, … Have you thought about …?
One reason is that … What makes you think that …?
I think it is better because… I don’t like it because….
(Pair work )Use the expressions to support your opinion or challenging other’s opinions.
2) Oral report: (individual work )
Do an oral report to your father and start your report like this: I looked at many different computers. The one I have chosen is the PEP personal computer. One of the main reasons is that it is suitable for homes. I found that…
Conclusion—What useful expression do we use to make a decision and reason?
(In this way, they can review and use the words and phrases again.)
Say: Imagine what problems and delights this android might have to deal with while it is serving you. Try yourself in someone else’s shoes is an important way of understanding how other people feel.
Then discuss: You are an android. You work for a family with one child who is very spoiled. The parents want you to do everything for them. The parents are nice, but they often ask you to watch over their child. How do you feel? What would you do if the child asked you to do his/her homework for him/her? Would you ever tell the child “no”?
Say: Write a passage about the result of your discussion! It should contain:
What do you have to do?
What is the child like?
What is the parents’ requirement of the child?
What do the parents want you to do?
What does the child want you to do?
Then what will you do? How do you feel?
Hello everybody, my name is Liu Yan.I am a 321 model android.I work for the Li family. Mr and Mrs Li work very hard too.Mr Li is an architect and designs great tall apartment blocks.Mrs Li is a doctor and has to look after many patients.I remember all the plans for Mr Li's projects and can tell Mrs Li which drugs are the best to give any particular patient. And I also look after their library. I store all the books that they borrow from their school or friends in my brain.Of course my brain is as large as a mountain, so work like that is no trouble to me.I really eat books just like people eat food.
The Lis have a child who is very spoiled. He needs me to remember all his school textbooks so that I can do his homework for him.He just gives me the information on the subject, what has to be done and the page numbers and I get on with it while he enjoys himself with his friends.Sometimes I don't think it is right to do his homework for him — it's somewhat cheating. However, his parents are very concerned at the pressure of work in school these days.The child has too much homework to do. They like him to go to the key school but they also want him to be able to have hobbies, learn to swim and keep fit! Poor child!
So they consider me the most important person in the family after themselves.I am always introduced to their friends and play with visiting children.I am the perfect family academic aid and, although I was not cheap to buy, Mr Li says I was worth every yuan!
Get the students to assess their writing ability according to the following the questions:
1. Is your composition well developed?
2. Are your ideas well organized to the point?
3. Do you have a good choice of words and idioms in your writing?
4. Do you get a good mastery of complex structures of language?
5. What kind of mistakes have you made in your writing?
Write about your discussion. You may begin like this:
Hello, everyone. My name is ___. I’m 321 model android. I work for the Li family….