I Teaching Aims:
1. To develop Ss’ basic skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Reading is the focus in this lesson. Reading skills for Ss include (predicting, skimming, scanning and digesting.)
2. To encourage Ss to practice, participate, and co-operate in the classroom activities.
3. To get Ss to know something about ? and have a better understanding of the importance of ?. As for teaching approaches, I think ?
II Teaching Approaches
Communicative approach and Computer-Assisted Instruction are to be used in the course of this lesson. And I will try my best to limit TTT, that is, limit Teacher Talking Time and increase STT (Student Talking Time).
So during this lesson, emphases are to be laid on:
1. Student-centered teaching
2. Task-based learning
3. Activity-based teaching (individual work; pair work; group
work; class work)
III Teaching Aids:
1. a projector
2. a multi-media computer system
They are for showing Ss some pictures, some audio files, some visual files, some topics or reading tasks.
IV Teaching Procedure
Step 1. Warming-up & lead-in
Activity 1 Free talk (class work)I will invite Ss to answer the following Qs.
Q1: Who do you think looks coolest in our class?Q2: Do you like him/her?
Q3: If so, why? If not, why?
Activity 2 Picture-talking /Music-talking (individual work)
Download some pictures/music from the Internet.
Guiding Qs may be:
Q1: Who’s she/he?
Q2: Do you like him/her?
Q3: If so, why? If not, why?
Q4: Do you think he/she is perfect?
Goal: To lead up to the topic, get Ss to warm up and arouse their interest in the
Step 2. Pre-reading
Activity1 Look and guess (class work)
In this activity, Ss are required to look at the title/subtitle and guess what they will
Activity2 Brain-storming (class work)
In this activity, Ss are encouraged to think of as many wo
rds as possible to describe the picture/?
Goal: To develop Ss’ reading skill---predicting and present some new words in the
passage such as ?
Step 3. Reading
Activity 1 Skimming (class work)
Ss are required to go through the whole passage quickly t
o get the general idea and pay special attention to the f
irst or last Para of the article (or the first sentence o
r the last sentence of each Para.)
Goal: To develop Ss’ reading skill --- skimming, that is,
how can we get the general idea of a passage as quickly as possible.
Activity 2 Scanning (group work)
Encourage Ss to read the passage again, exchange their understanding of the passage with their group members and work together to fill in the following form:
Goal: To develop Ss’ reading skill---scanning, that is, how to find out the clue of a story and motivate Ss to cooperate with each other.Activity 3 Report (class work) Invite some group members to report their work to the who
le class. Goal: To overcome Ss’ shyness and stimulate Ss to speak in public. Activity 4 Further understanding and word study (pair work) Encourage Ss to discuss the following Qs in pairs (A PowerPoint will be used here to present some blank-filling exercises and multiple choices.) Q1: What does the word “this” in the last Para. but 3 refer to?A. sjkdfkjdk B. klklklkl C. opieporiwp D. jdlkjflkd Q2: What is the Chinese equivalent for the phrase “investing in loss”?A. B. C. D. Q3: The word “flawless” in Line 5 of Para.2 can be replaced by ___ Q4: Which of the following statements is true or not true? ? Goal: To help Ss to guess the meaning of certain unknown words and understand the passage exactly.Step 4. Post-reading Activity1 Role-play(pair work) Suppose one student is a ? and the other ?. Ss are encouraged to put themselves in the situation and make a face-to-face interview. Activity2 Discussion (Group work) Topics may be : Q1: Do u want to be perfect? Q2: Do u think there is anyone in the world that is perfect?Q3: Look at the subtitle/title “Remind yourself”, remind yourself of what? ? Activity3 Poster-designing/Cartoon-designing/?(group work) Goal: These post-reading activities are intended to devel
op Ss’ creative thinking
and get them to know the importance of ?
Step 5. Homework
Task 1 Write a summary of the passage (about 100 words) (Individual work)
Goal: To spur Ss to consolidate what they have learned.
Task 2 Look up some more information about ? (Individual work)
Encourage Ss to go to the school library or get on the Internet if possible to
consult related English websites on the topic.
Goal: To encourage Ss to study English spontaneously and
independently after class, arouse Ss’ interest in tradit
ional Chinese culture and develop Ss’ culture awareness
and cross-culture communicative skills.
As for my blackboard-design, since time is limited, I’d like
to give a brief
Here is the form Here are some new words
So much for my presentation. Thank u very much. Bye-bye.
Unit1 Making a difference
Aims and demands:
New words: genius, inspiration, perspiration, quote, mind, curious, gravity, radioactivity, outer space
Phrases: be on fire for, be similar to
2. language skills: Talk about scientists and their contributions; talk about the meaning of these quotes; listen to the tape and write down the main information
3. Emotion aim: learn from these great scientists and their scientific spirit
4. Strategy aims: to some extent, promote students’abilities of listening and speaking, enlarge their vocabulary
Focus and difficulty
Focus: Learn and master new words and phrases: encourage students to talk about the scientists they know; make students focus on listening and take some notes
Difficulty: Improve the students’listening ability; master new words and phrases Teaching Methods:
1.Warming up to arouse the students’ interest in science.
2.Listening-and-answering activity to help the students go through the listening material.
3.Individual, pair or group work to make every student work in class.
Teaching Aids: multimedia,. a tape recorder, .the blackboard
Step I Warming up
Task 1 (class work) words presentation on the blackboard
genius, inspiration, perspiration, quote, mind, curious, be on fire for, be similar to, fear
Task 2 (group work) competition
T: Who made great contributions to society and science? What great scientists do you know? And what are they famous for?
Ss: Maria Curie radium and polonium
Zhang Heng seismograph.
Charles Darwin The Theory of Evolution
Thomas Alva Edisonthe light bulb.
Albert Einstein The Theory of Relativity
Task 3 (group work) Learning quotes
T: Who are they on the screen?
Ss: Albert Einstein, Maria Curie, Thomas Alva Edison
T: Whom do you think these quotes are from? Do you know what they mean?
S：I think it is from Edison. It means that if we make great efforts to do sth, we’ll succeed. And no matter how clever he is, a person will fail if he doesn’t try his
best. In Chinese, it means 天才就是百分之九十九的汗水加上百分之一的灵感。
S: It is from Einstein. It means if you want to succeed, it’s more important for you to have imagination than knowledge. In Chinese, it means 想象力比知识更重要。
S: It is from Madame Curie. It means there are only things to be understood in the world, while there is nothing to be feared. In Chinese, it means 生活中没有什么可怕的东西，只有需要理解的东西
Step II Listening
Task 1 (individual work) listening
T: Do you know any other scientists? Now let’s do some listening practice on P2. We are going to listen to the descriptions of some famous scientists. Before listening, please read it through quickly. Listen to the tape for the first time to get a general idea, and then try to finish the exercises.
T:What are the key words?
Ss: No. 1 woman, her name is similar to the word curious
No.2 a falling apple, gravity?
No.3 rice, father of modern rice, China
Task 2 (group work) Discussion
T: What do these three great minds have in common?
S: They were on fire for science and spent much time doing research.
T: What are you interested in? What would you like to invent, discover? What would you like to be?
Step III Language point
Undertake (undertook, undertaken)
1. 着手做 We can undertake the work now.
2. 担负起，承担 He undertook the leadership of the team.
3. 许诺，保证 He undertook to pay the money back within six months. (作“许诺，保
考例：They have_______ their support whenever we need it. (A)
A. promisedB. taken C. givenD. undertaken
It takes a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious.
It takes+n+to do sth 做某事需要?
It will take a lot of courage to tell the truth.
It takes 30 minutes to walk from here to the station.
It took him a lot of money to buy her a fur coat.
考例: It _________ a lot of nerve to do a thing like that. (D)
A. needsB. takes C. spends D. A or B
Some passengers complain that it usually _________ so long to fill in the documents.(B)
A. costsB. takes C. spends D.spares
To be feared 不定式做表语
Be to do
1. 应该,必须 The form is to be filled in and returned within three weeks
2. 表计划或安排 Their daughter is to be married soon.
3. 表可能性 No a sound is to be heard.
1. prepare for dictation (the words on the blackboard)
2. preview new words in speaking
3. finish listening exercises on page 81
Comments: It is difficult for Ss to tell more scientists who they know, so it is necessary to let Ss read more books about the scientists to board their views. And the Ss should do more exercises to consolidate the use of ‘undertake’ and ‘be to do’. The Second Period
Aims and demands:
sentence patterns: I doubt whether, there is no doubt that
2.language skills: talk about branches of science, the importance of each branch, practise debating with useful expressions
3.emotion aims: learn the importance of science
4. strategy aims: to some extent, improve students’ abilities of creative thinking
Focus and difficulty:
Focus: learn and master new words, consolidate what students learnt in the last lesson, encourage students to talk about branches of science and have a debate
Difficulty: students debate with each other with the useful expressions
Teaching aids: multimedia, the blackboard
Step 1. Dictation
Step 2 Warming up
Task 1 (class work) words presentation
represent, branch, debate, there’s no doubt that, I doubt whether, obvious, gravity, agriculture, analysis
Task 2 (group work) discussion and competition
T: How many branches of science do you have to learn?
Ss: maths, biology, physics,chemistry,computer science
T: Why do you think they are important? Work in groups of five. Each group member represents a branch of science, eg biology, maths, chemistry, physics, computer science. Try to find as many reasons as possible.
Branches of scienceWhy?
BiologyEssential to protecting the ecological balance and environment; people
can’t live without living things and medicine.
Chemistry Is the key to the progress of human being; it is chemical reaction that
produce many new things.
PhysicsWidely used in many fields, such as medicine, industry and agriculture. Maths You can’t learn physics or chemistry well without a good knowledge of
maths. It is a tool in science and engineering.
Computer science It is now an indispensable tool in many fields. It can settle all
kinds of problems at a high speed and can help people work easily.
Step 3 Debating
T: which branch of science is the most important and useful to society? Now each four or five students make a group and have a debate.
S1: I think biology is the most important because it is essential to protecting the
ecological balance and environment. People can’t live without living things. And it goes hand in hand with our life. If there is no science of biology, there would not be medicine.
S2: Well, maybe, but I think that chemistry is the most important. Because it is the key to the progress of the human being. Besides, it is chemical reaction that produces many new things.
S3: It’s hard to say. There are many physical products. And physics is widely used in many fields, such as medicine, Industry and agriculture. There would be no life without physics.
S4: That’s true. But maths is the basic science. You can’t learn physics or chemistry well without a good knowledge of maths. It is a tool in science and engineering. S5: Well, there is no doubt that maths is important. In my opinion, computer science is the most important in our modern information society. The computer is now an indispensable tool in many fields. It can settle all kinds of problems at a high speed and can help people work easily.
Step 4 Language points
V. debate sth (with sb)
We must debate the question with the rest of the members.
Debate wh- to do / wh- +clause
They were debating whether to go to the cinema or to watch TV at home
Debate about/on sth
We debated for over an hour on the advantages and disadvantages of the computer. n. 讨论,争辩,辩论
After much debate, he was chosen captain of the team.
考例: The two sides debated ________ each other _______ who was better. (B)
A. to, toB. with, about C. over, on D. between, in
1, 分支 Maths is a branch of science.
2. 树枝 He was hanging from the branch
4. 支流 The river has a lot of branches
Revision: undertake, It takes+n+to do sth, be to do
Step 5 Homework
1. prepare for dictation
2. preview reading
Comments: From the activity, we know that the Ss like to take part in the debate, and as I don’t allow the Ss to repeat, each one can have a chance to practice speaking.. The Third and Forth Period
Aims and demands:
1. language aims:
new words: promising, boundary, graduate, incurable,match, practical, disable
phrases: there did not seem much point in doing, go by, be engaged to. Turn out, on the other hand,
2. language skills:
catch the main idea through scanning and skimming; guess the meaning of new words according to the context; understand some difficult sentences; talk about Stephen
人教版高一英语（上）教案Unit 8（Reading）The Olympic Games
Understanding of the teaching material(语篇分析)
本单元以世界性的体育盛会──Olympic Games 为话题，旨在通过本单元的教学，使学生了解奥运会的起源、宗旨、比赛项目以及古现代奥运会的异同。学会用英语表达自己的兴趣爱好以及如何向别人推荐某一种爱好，同时培养学生对体育运动的爱好。
The 1st period: Warming up and listening
The 2nd period: Speaking
The 3rd period: Reading
The 4th period: Reading
The 5th period: Language study
The 6th period: Integrating skills
1.Foster the Ss’ ability of comprehending passages ,especially their ability of analyzing the structure of such kind of articles. Help the Ss learn how to scan the text and get detailed information
2.Offer the Ss chances of self-culture by working in groups and seeking information about Helen Thayer’s of traveling alone to the Antarctica .
3．Enable the students to conclude Helen Thayer’s qualities by reading the context and find the suitable words to describe her .
4.Learn to describe people
5. Learn to write an essay about people
1.Help the Ss further understand the passage and finish the relevant tasks correctly. And enable the Ss to master the grammarof Subject-verb agreement .
2.Learn the usages of the following words and phrases: inspire, admire ,increase , value ,optimisticadj. 乐观的,generous adj. 慷概的；大方的be about to do. 即将，正要做某事,around the corner. 很近
struggle through. 艰难地渡过
increase to.增加到come to terms with 甘心忍受（不愉快的处境）
rise to fame 出名
3．.And help the Ss talk about the reason why they admire Helen Thayer .Let them have strong
wills and determination .
二． Emotional goals：
1. Task----based teaching method to finish the teaching assignment.
2. Activity---based teaching class work
3 .Fast reading to find out some general information .
4.Careful reading to find the details in the passage.
5.Questions and answers for inducing.
6.Inductive method to make the Ss understand the text better.
Teaching difficult points：
1. . Help the Ss talk about the reason why they admire Helen Thayer .Let them have strong wills and determination
2．Know Helen Thayer’s qualify and describe her in the Ss’ own words .
3．To learn agreement
Teaching procedures: Period3 & 4Reading
Step 1 : Warming up
1. an dictation of the new words learned yesterday.
T: What can you think of at the sight of the following pictures ?Good . the Olympic Games. In the last period I asked you to get as much information about Olympic Games as you can ,now Let’s see what you know about the Olympic Games?
大洋洲 America 美洲 Asia 亚洲
The five rings stand for the friendship of fivecontinents
(1)How often are the Olympic Games held?
Ss :The Olympic Games are held every four years .
(2)When and where did the ancient Olympic Games begin?
Ss: The ancient Olympic Games began around the year 776BC in Greece .
(3)What games did they compete at the time ? Ss : Some of the games the young man competed were running, jumping and wrestling .
(4)When and where did the first modern Olympic Games happen?
Ss: The first modern Olympic Games happened in 1896 in Greece .
(5) How many countries and competitors took part in the games?
Ss : There were over 10,000 athletes from 227 countries taking part in the games .
(6) How many gold medals did the Chinese athletes get in the 27th Olympic Games in
Ss: In the 27th Olympic Games in Sydney , the Chinese team got 28 god medals .
(7) What about the 28th Olympic Games in Athens in 2004 ?
Ss: We won 32 gold medals that year and came second in the Games.
(8) Why do people say that China won another great competition in 2001 ?
Ss: Because China will host the 29th Olympic Games in Beijing in 2008 .
(9)What’s the slogan for the 2008 Olympics?
Slogan for 2008 Olympic is "One World, One Dream!"
(10) Do you know the mascots(吉祥物) for the 2008 Olympic Games?
The five mascots are officially called the Five Friendlies. They are Beibei, the fish; Jingjing, the panda; Huanhuan, the Olympic flame; Yingying, the Tibetan antelope; and Nini, the swallow. The first syllables from their two-syllable names form a line that reads “Beijing Huanying Ni”, or in English – “Welcome to Beijing”. The mascot’s colours were chosen in line with the colours of the Olympic rings. Step2. Pre-reading
T: Today we will learn a passage about the Olympic Games .First let’s discuss some questions in Pre-reading . You will discuss these questions with your partner then I’ll ask some of you to report your work .Are you clear ? Now who’d like to answer the first question ? Volunteer !
(1)Is it important to win in a sports match? Why or why not?
(2)Are the Olympic Games important to our society? Why?
Task1 .Skim the text and decide where in the text the questions below are
T: You have done very well ,now let’s learn about the further information about the Olympics . Please read the text fast and then answer the following questions .
1.Do the Summer Olympics and the Winter Olympics happen at the same time ?
2. When did the old Olympic Games begin? What were the old Olympic Games like?
3. When were the first modem Olympic Games held?
4. How many gold medals did Carl Lewis win in the 1984 Olympic Games?
5. What does the Olympic motto mean? How many athletes took part in the 2000 Olympic Games?
6. How many different events are there in the 27th Olympic Games ?Give some examples .
7.What’s the competition ,which is not for a medal ?
T: OK. Now let’s check the answers . The first Q .
Task 2. Scanning
1. Sum up every paragraph in one sentence
T: How wonderful work you’ve done ! Now read the passage again ,this time ,try to obtain
A general understanding of the whole passage .While reading ,try to find out the main idea of each paragraph .
T: Now let’s sum up every paragraph in one sentence . The first paragraph .
Para1:The Olympics are held every four years
Para2: Something about the old Olympic Games
Para3: Something about the Olympics in modern times and the 27th Olympic Games.
Para4The Olympic motto and something about the track stars: Carl Lewis and the Chinese team in Sydney Olympics.
Para5: Beijing will host and is making preparation for the 29th Olympic Games.
T: Well done ! I think you’ve read your text very well and carefully . Now we have known that the reading gives a brief summary of the history of the Olympic Games and its development over the years .It also emphasize the sprit of the Games and describe China’s success in resent Olympic Games .
3. Try to get the information of the following numbers.
T: What do the following numbers in the text refer to ?
1). Every four years2). 776 BC 3). 393 AD 4).1896 5). 2000(27,28) 6). 2008 T: Who'd like to have a try ? Well done !
Possible answers :
1). Both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games are held every four years.
2). The ancient Olympic Games began around the year 776 BC in Greece.
3).After about the year 393 AD the Olympic Games stopped.
4).The first modern Olympic Games happened in1896.
5). In 2000, the 27th Olympic Games were held in Sydney. The Chinese team got 28 gold medals.6). In 2008, the 29th Olympic Games will be held in Beijing.
Task3 .True or false questions
T: Please listen to the tape while looking at the sentences on the screen, you are asked to decide whether the following statements are true or false .
①( T ) In the early Olympic Games, only men were allowed to compete and watch the games. ②.(F )The motto of the Olympic Games is “FASTER,HIGHER,FURTHER”.( “Faster, higher,