Unit 1 Friendship
a. Listening: get information and views from the listening material.
b. Speaking: express one's attitude or views about friends and friendship in appropriate words.
c. Reading: enable Ss to get the main idea and be familiar with reading skills.
d. Writing: write some advice about making friends as an editor.
a. Talk about friends and friendship; how to make friends; how to maintain friendship.
b. Use the following expressions:
I think so. / I don't think so.
I agree. / I don't agree.
Of course not.
I'm afraid not...
c. Enable Ss to master Direct Speech and Indirect Speech.
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a. Arose Ss' interest in learning English
b. Encourage Ss to be active in the activities and make Ss be confident
c. Develop the ability to cooperate with others.
a. Develop Ss' cognitive strategy: taking notes while listening.
b. Develop Ss' communicative strategy.
a. Enable Ss to get to know different opinions about making friends from different countries.
Period 1 Warming-up 1课时
I. Teaching objectives:
1. Have Ss learn how to describe their friends and friendship with new phrases and structures.
2. Have Ss learn to solve problems that may occur between friends.
3. Cultivate Ss to form the good habit of learning English in Senior Middle School.
II. Teaching important points:
1. Use the given adjs. and sentences structures to describe one of your friends.
2. Learn to evaluate friends and friendship.
III. Teaching difficult points:
1. Work together with partners and describe one of your good friends.
2. Discuss with partners and find out ways to solve the problems.
IV. Teaching procedures:
Step 1. Lead-in and warming-up
Before the lesson, T can arose Ss' interests by introducing oneself and get Ss to talk about their summer holidays, or whether they had made friends during holidays.
Free Talk: 3 mins
1. How did you spend your summer holidays? How did you feel? What did you do?
2. What do you think of your new school? Do you like it? Could you say anything about it?
3. Do you like making friends? How do you get in touch with your friends? Do you have many friends? Where are they now? Do you have any old friends in our school?
Step II. Think it over
1. Give a brief description of one of T's friends. The following phrases and structures may be useful: (3mins)
His / Her name is...
He / She is...years old.
He / She likes .... and ...dislikes...
He / She is very kind / friendly / humorous...
When / Where we got to know each other...
Step III. Make a survey
1. List some qualities of a good friend or your ideal friend, have Ss get into groups of 4 to 5 to find out what each one has listed?
2. Add up the scores Ss got and show the explanations of every type.
3. Have Ss tell their partners the standards of good friends with the following structures:
I think a good friend should (not) be...
In my opinion. From my point of view. So far as I'm concerned. I suppose. A good friend is someone who...
Step IV. Talking and sharing (working in pairs)
1. If your best friend does anything wrong, what will you do?
What to do?
2. Proverbs: "What is a friend?"
A British newspaper once offered a prize for the best definition of a friend. If Ss were the editors, they could choose the best one from the following entires, and explain why.
"A friend in need is a friend indeed."
"Friends are like wine, the older, the better."
"A friend is a second self."
"A friend to all is a friend to none."
Step V. Homework
1. Write a short passage about your best friend.
2. Review the language points.
3. Preview the new words and expressions.
Period 2 Reading 2课时
I. Teaching objectives:
1. Develop Ss ' reading ability, learn to use some reading strategies, such as skimming, scanning, and so on.
2. Get Ss to realize the importance of friends and friendship and learn how to tell true friends from the false.
3. Grasp some useful words and expressions in this passage.
4. Learn the writing style of this passage.
II. Teaching method:
III. Teaching procedures:
1. Have Ss discuss the following questions in group-work:
Who is your best friend? Does a friend always have to be a person? What else can be your friend?
Step II. Reading
1. Have Ss try to guess what Anne's friend is and what the passage is about by reading the title and having a quick look at the pictures in this passage without reading it through.
2. Skimming the 1st two paras to confirm the former guess.
a. What was Anne's best friend? Why did she make friend with it?
b. Did she have any true friends then? Why?
c. What is the difference between Anne's diary and those of most people?
d. Do you keep a diary? What do you think most people set down in their diaries?
3. Reading of Anne's diary
How did she feel in the hiding place?
Two examples to show her feelings then.
Step III. Post-reading
1. What would you miss most if you went into a hiding place like Anne and her family? Reasons support.
Work in groups to decide what you should do if your family were going to be killed just because they did something the Emperors did not like.
"Where would you plan to hide?"
"How would you arrange to get food given to you every day?"
"What would our do to pass the time?"
Step IV. Talking about friends and friendship
Have Ss talk about friends and friendship, and write one or two sentences to express one's own understanding of friends and friendship in group-work.
Step V. Homework
1. Interview a student or a parent to find out their opinions about friends and friendship. Write a short report to share it with the whole class.
2. Describe one of your best friends, following the writing style of this passage.