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
一、教学内容 Pre-reading; Reading; Comprehending
l 运用略读(skimming)、找读(scanning)、细读(careful reading)等阅读技巧来掌握篇章中心内容，获取阅读文章中的关键信息。
l 根据上下文，理解本课的生词、词组，如feast, gather, belief, dress up, play a trick on, admire, poet, look forward, day and night。
步骤三 细读(careful reading)
1) Festivals of the dead are for hornouring or satisfying dead ancestors or others, who some people believe might return to help or harm living people.
2) Autumn festivals are happy events because people are thankful that food is ready for winter and the hard farm work is finished.
3) At spring festivals, people usually have dances, carnivals and other activities to celebrate the end of winter and the coming of spring.
1) It is important to have festivals and celebrations so we can enjoy life / be proud of our customs / forget our work for a little while.
2) The Chinese, Japanese and Mexican festivals of the dead all have customs to honour the dead. The Chinese and Japanese go to clean their ancestors’ tombs.
老师要求学生朗读课文。然后4人一组根据上下文讨论在阅读中遇到的难以理解的单词和词组，如feast, gather, belief, dress up, play a trick on, admire, poet, look forward, day and night等，先是组内探讨解决，组内解决不了的，老师给予帮助。
1. I’d like to share my travelling experience with you, and would you like to share your travelling experience?
2. The world has many great rivers. Have you been to these rivers?
Have you been to the Mekong River? What countries does the Mekong River flow through?
Skim the passage and find the main idea for each paragraph
Para 1: Dream
Para 2: A stubborn sister
Para 3: Preparation
1). Read Para 1 and find the key word for the information:
Who and What
Where and How
Why and When
设计意图：1.寻找who，what，where，how，why and when等关键信息,让学生把握这类记叙文的阅读要点。2. 根据图表复述，练习学生语言整合与连贯的能力。
2). Please use at least three adjectives to describe Wang Wei according to Para2, and give your reasons.
3). Read 3 and answer: what can they see along the Mekong River?
Suppose you are a tourist guide, please introduce the Mekong River briefly to your audience.
IV. Group work
Imagine that you are preparing for your own trip down the Mekong. In your groups of four: choose 5 things that you think are the most useful, and give your reasons why you choose them.
What have we learned in this class?
1. Read the passage as fluently as possible after class.
2. Preview Learning about Language.
Unit 3 Travel Journal
Part 1 The dream and the plan
1、掌握下列词汇和短语: reason, list, share, feelings, Netherlands, German, outdoors, Crazy, nature, dare, thundering, entirely, power, trust, indoors, go through, hide away, set down, a series of, on purpose, in order to, face to face, according to.
Uint1 Reading Anne’s Best Friend
Qualities: easy-going ,warm-hearted ,helpful,…
Discussion: 1> style 2> ideas
To learn to talk about kinds of music
To learn to read about bands
To study The Attributive Clause (in/ for/ with/ by+which/ whom)
To learn to write an e-mail
To study The Attributive Clause (in/ for/ with/ by+which/ whom)
To learn to write an e-mail
I. Warming up
Warming up by describing
Good morning, class. Today we are going to talk about an interesting topic --- music. As we know, music is a kind of art of making pleasing combinations of sounds in rhythm, harmony and counterpoint. Music can produce a lively and happy atmosphere and bring people relaxation after hard work, which can reduce the tiredness. Listening to music also makes people feel happy and nice. How many do you know about music? Can you tell about different kinds of music? Now turn to page 33, look at the pictures, read the captions and listen to the different kinds of music. See if you can guess which music matches with which picture.
Warming up by discussing
Hi, everyone. Do you like music? How much do you know about music? Can you tell about the different kinds of music? Please turn to page 33. Look at the pictures. Let’s listen to some music. Let’s see if you can guess which music matches with which picture.
Classical music Country music Rock ‘n’ Roll
Rap Orchestra Folk music
Yes, you are right. I’m sure you will really enjoy yourselves after listening to all these beautiful music. What kind of music do you like better, Chinese or Western, classical or modern? Why? How does music make you feel? Why do you like to listen to music? Let’s discuss these questions in small groups. Try to share your opinions with one another.
1.Thinking and saying
Have you heard about any of the famous bands in the world? List some if you can.
For reference: I’ve heard about “The Beatles”, “Back Street Boys”, “The Eagles”, “West life” and “Pink Floyd”.
2.Listening, talking and sharing
Let’s listen to some pieces of music from different bands. Work in groups of four. Tell your group mates which band you like best. Why? Then the group leader is to stand up and share the group idea with the class.
For reference: I am from Group 1. Our group likes “The Beatles” best. We like their style of performances. Listening to their performances, we will feel relaxed, amused, and their performances make us think a lot about life.
Do you know anything about “The Monkees”?
For reference: “The Monkees” is a band that was first popular in the 1960s in America. Unlike most bands of the time, the Monkees were not formed by its members but rather by TV producers. They were a fictional band in the TV show of the same name. The band was composed of Mike Nesmith, Mickey Dolenz, Davy Jones, and Peter Tork. All the members had some musical experience. Let’s come to the reading --- The Band That Wasn’t and find more about them.
1.Reading aloud to the recording
Now please listen and read aloud to the recording of the text THE BAND THAT WASN’T. Pay attention to the pronunciation of each word and the pauses within each sentence. I will play the tape twice and you shall read aloud twice, too.
2.Reading and underlining
Next you are to read and underline all the useful expressions or collocations in the passage. Copy them to your notebook after class as homework.
Collocations from THE BAND THAT WASN’T
dream of doing , at a concert , with sb. clapping and enjoying …, sing karaoke , be honest with oneself, get to form a band, high school students, practice one’s music, play to passers-by, in the subway, earn some extra money, begin as a TV show, play jokes on…, be based loosely on…, the TV organizers, make good music, put an advertisement in a newspaper, look for rock musicians, pretend to do sth., the attractive performances, be copied by…, support them fiercely, become more serious about…, play their own instruments, produce one’s own records, start touring, break up, in the mid-1980s, a celebration of one’s time as a real band
3.Reading to identify the topic sentence of each paragraph
Skim the text and identify the topic sentence of each paragraph. You may find it either at the beginning, the middle or the end of the paragraph.
1st paragraph: How do people get to form a band?
2nd paragraph: Most musicians meet and form a band.
3rd paragraph: One band started as a TV show.
4th paragraph: “The Monkees” became even more popular than “The Beatles”.
3.Reading and transferring information
Read the text again to complete the tables, which list how people formed a band and how The Monkees was formed by the TV organizers and became a real band.
How do people get to form a band?
Members High school students
Reasons They like to write and play music.
Places They practice their music in someone’s home.
Forms They may play to passers-by in the street or subway.
Results They can earn some extra money. They may also have a chance to dream of becoming famous.
How was The Monkees formed and became a real band?
The Monkees in 1968 (left to right): Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork, Mike Nesmith & Davy Jones
beginning of the band It began as a TV show.
style of the performance They played jokes on each other as well as played music.
first music and jokes Most of them were based loosely on the band called “The Beatles”.
development of the band They became more serious about their work and started to play their own instruments and write their own songs like a real band. They produced their own records and started touring and playing their own music.
changes of the band The band broke up in about 1970, but reunited in the mid-1980s. They produced a new record in 1996, which was a celebration of their time as a real band.
4. Reading and understanding difficult sentences
As you have read the text times, you can surely tell which sentences are difficult to understand. Now put your questions concerning the difficult points to me.
IV. Closing down
Closing down by doing exercises
To end the lesson you are to do the comprehending exercises No. 1, 2, 3 and 4.
Closing down by having a discussion
Do you think the TV organizers were right to call “The Monkees” a band when they did not sing or write their own songs? Why?
For reference: I don’t think the TV organizers were right to call “The Monkees” a band when they did not sing or write their own songs because singing and writing its own songs was the basis of a band.
Do you agree that the jokes were more important than the music for this band? Give a reason.
For reference: Yes. I think it is the jokes that really attract more fans.
No. I think the purpose of forming a band is getting people to enjoy the spirit of music. It’s more important than playing jokes just to make people laugh.
Closing down by retelling the form of the band The Monkees.
I shall write some key words and expressions on the board. You are to retell the form of the band according to these words.
Unit 5 Music