"ENGLISH TEACHING PLAN"
ENGLISH TEACHING PLAN (Senior English for China, Book 2,2B) Yang Chenjiang Xinzhou No.1 Middle School Nov.18, 1998 Unit 14 Satellites What Is to Be Learnt in This Unit? l. Words and phrases: 4-skill words: broad/ circle/ in space/ pull (n.)/ carry out/ question(vt.) 3-skill words: so/ as far as/ personally/ exhibition/ camera/ fold/ unfold/ connect/ object/ direction/ position/ organization/ dozen/ dozens of/ dust/ dusty/ height/ pilot/ balloon/ mention/ model/ length/ attempt/ globe 2. Daily Expression in communication: What do you feel like doing? I feel like… Personally, I’d rather (not) do… I’m ready to… What would you like to do? I’d like… I’m planning to do? I want/ intend/ wish/ plan to… What do you plan to do? I haven’t decided what/ where to… Have you decided… to…? 3. Grammar: The attributive Clause (in/ by which) 4. Language usage: Learn about satellites, complete the contents in listening, speaking and writing and finish off the important exercises. Teaching Plan I. Teaching aims 1. Knowledge: To learn the expressions and important language structures To learn part of grammar item 2. Ability: To express oneself in English orally To learn the directions on fast and extensive reading To help the Ss to express oneself freely in written English 3. Moral lesson: Encourage the Ss to love science, study science and devote oneself to science. II. Teaching Methods: Inductive method Question-Answer method between T and Ss or Ss and Ss Discussing Method as well as pair work and group work III. Focal points: An overall understanding of the text Practise listening, speaking and writing IV. Teaching Aids: Projector, wall-charts, tape-recorder, and textbook V. Teacher's role: To be a demonstrator, a helper and an organizer VI. Time: 4 periods VII. Notes after class VIII. Teaching procedures: Period 1: L.53 Step l. Greetings Step 2. Revision 1. Check homework exercises of Revision in Unit 13. 2. Read about a short passage left for homework last week. Step 3. Presentation 1. Find out how much the Ss know about satellites. A. What are satellites used for? B. Have you ever seen a satellite in the sky at night? C. How do you put a satellite into space? 2. Put any useful notes and key words that arise out of this discussion on the Bb. 3. Give the introduction of the dialogue to the Ss. Step 4. Listening 1. Ask the Ss to listen to the dialogue and then answer the questions: a. Where do Jane and Zhoulan decide to go today? b. Why do they want to go there? c. Try to guess the meaning of word: exhibition (The Ss are required to listen to the tape with books closed. Those who have difficulty can listen to with books open) 2. Listen and follow, paying attention to pronunciation and intonation. 3. Go through the dialogue and make sure the Ss understand it. The new or old words and expressions 1. Natural History Museum 2. Personally = speaking for myself 3. so (as) far as I know 4. I’d rather (not ) go … (prefer) 5. get your things ready 6. They’ve got a special exhibition on 7. I feel like going to a museum (Explain some above with a projector on show) Step 5. Practice 1) Practise the dialogue in pairs 2) Act the scene in front of the class (It may be done in the form of group work or between the teacher and the Ss or some volunteers) 3) Use some words/ phrases instead of the ones in bold (with a projector on show in the following order:) art museum/ exhibition, hot/ cold, one/ see, National Art Museum/ exhibition of clothing/ open/ was open last week/ it’s closed/ boats/ the sea/ ships 4) Practise the questions and answers in part2 in pairs (Demonstrate with a good student with the answers on the left-hand side.) 5) Ask for suggestions for completing the four phrases on the right-hand side and practise the examples Step 6. Consolidation: 1) Get the Ss to go over the dialogue quickly and discuss the answers n pairs, and then call out two pairs of Ss to read about the completed dialogues. 2) Ask the Ss to do Ex.2 individually and then check the answers. 3) Talk about what Jane and Zhoulan are going to do today in one’s own words. Step 7. Homework Finish off Ex.3 of L.53 Revise the dialogue in L.53 and prepare a new one. Notes after class: Period 2: L54 Step 1. Greetings Step 2. Revision 1) Check the dialogues the Ss have prepared 2) Ask the Ss to read their sentences making in Ex.3 Step 3. Presentation 1) Before the text, warm the Ss up by asking them what other words they can think of when they see the words “satellite” and write those words on the Bb. 2) Show some new words on a projector 3) Ask the Ss to read the passage silently and discuss the answers in pairs on the top of the text. Finally collect answers from the class Step 4. Reading 1) Go through Ex.1 and then let them read the passage carefully and answer the questions, working in pairs or small groups. Check the answers. 2) Read the passage again and ask the Ss to collect as much information on satellite as they can from the reading comprehension INFORMATION ON SATELLITES The meaning of the An object, either natural or man-made, which word “satellite” travels in an orbit round another object in space, is called a satellite Types of satellites Natural satellites/ Man Natural satellite of Man-made satellite the earth The moon It travels round the earth once every 24 hours Something about the man-made satellites How are they By rockets carried up into space? The speed of the 28440 km/h rocket fast enough to escape the pull of the earth. Move information One of the most expensive pieces of about man-made scientific equipment. satellites The lighter, the better It contains very expensive cameras as well as equipment for making electricity from sunshine The function of Satellites for broadcasting are used to send satellites radio and TV programs Weather satellites send information and photos of weather conditions 3) Check the answers above and deal with some language problems. In this way = by doing this What is likely to happen? In the next day or two A satellite is an object, either natural or man-made, which travels in an orbit round another object in space. There is a rocket motor on the satellite by which the direction of the satellite be changed if necessary. 4) Learn the new words from Ex.4 of L.54 Step 5. Reading aloud Listen to the tape and follow it with new words and expressions shown on the projector, paying attention to pronunciation of the new words, stress, and intonation. Step 6. Practice 1). Work in pairs to make sentences in part 4 of L.54 and check answers (the first one with the class) 2). Do Part 5 of L.54 and check the answers Step 7. Consolidation Ask the Ss what they have learnt about satellites so far. Get them talk each other in pairs first and then get pairs to tell the rest of class. Step 8. Homework 1) Finish off Ex.2 and 3 of L.54 2) Do note-making on the texts in lesson 54 and 55 (Ss should read about lesson 55 ahead) Notes after class: Period 3.L55 Step 1. Greetings Step 2. Revision 1) Check the homework exercise 3) Ask the students to tell how many different types of satellites there are and what they do. 3) Let the Ss decide whether the following statements are true or false. (Books closed) A. When we talk about a satellite, we always refer to the moon. (F) B. If a rocket does not reach a speed of 40,000 k.p.h, it will turn to other stars. (F) C. A man-made satellite usually contains very expensive cameras as well as equipment for making electricity from sunshine. (T) D. Before the satellite goes into its orbit round the earth, the panels are unfolded in order to catch the sunshine. (F) E. Scientists can control the direction of the satellite by the rocket motor on the satellite. (T) F. Broadcasting stations which are a long distance from each other are connected by the satellites for broadcasting. (T) G. Most of the satellites for broadcasting remain above the same place on the earth and travel round the earth in a very high circle. (T) Step 3. Preparation for reading 1. Read about some early satellites in the table and then write down information according to what they have learnt about with books closed Time Information 1957 1. 2. 1958 1959 1960 1962 2. Read the passage quickly to find the answer to this question: What two things are satellites used for? Step 4. Reading l) Read the passage carefully and answer some questions: A. When was the organization for telephone satellites set up? B. How many nations are there in this group today? C. In what other fields of work do satellites play a part? D. Why is difficult to study space from a research station on the earth? 2) Do Ex.1 according to the text 3) Ask the Ss to tell if the sentences are true or false A. Early Bird is the name of the first satellite of the USA. (F) B. The dusty air makes t difficult for space satellites to get a clear picture of the space. (F) C. Man-made satellites are being used more and more to collect information about space. (T) (Deal with any language problems) 1．Question (V.) 2．Carry out 3．Set up = started 4．Dozens of satellites 5．Plants that are diseased 6．No such problems 7．There are many research stations on the earth in which outer space is studied. 8．The dusty air makes it difficult to get a clear picture of space. Step 5. Reading aloud Play the tape for Ss to listen and follow with the new words and expressions shown on the projector, paying attention to pronunciation intonation and stress. Step 6. Language study: Attributive Clause (by/in which) 1．Do a Bb demonstration to introduce by/in which. A. There is a rocket motor. The direction of the satellite can be changed. By the rocket motor (→which) B. There are many research stations on the earth. Outer space is studied in the research stations. (→which) 2．Read through the example sentences in the language study section and translate them into Chinese. Step 7. Practice 1) In Part3 of L.55 A. Teach the new words: Height, pilot, balloon, mention, model B. Tell the Ss to write in the correct preposition C. Do the first with whole class and do the others themselves. 2) In part5 of L.55 Do the first three orally with the whole class. Let them work through this Ex. in pairs. Check the answers at the end. 3) Revision: A. In Part4 of L.55 Teach the new words: length, attempt, globe B. Write in the correct word and form an attributive clause Step 8. Consolidation (if time permits read about it as revision) Additional information from China Daily, October 8th, 1993 about China: Telecommunications satellites are extremely useful in providing telephone links in sparsely polluted areas like the Tibet-Qinhai plateau, where traditional telephone networks would be expensive to install and maintain. Construction of a ASAT-base voice stands for Very Small Aerial Terminal. The Chinese-made Dongfanghong-111 telecommunications satellite is planned to be put into orbit in 1994. In 1993 there were about 30,000 ground receiving stations for satellite communications across China. Step 9. Homework Finish off Exx.2 and 3 Read aloud the text Notes after class: Period 4. L.56 Step l. Greetings Step 2. Revision 1) Check Ex.2 of L .55 2) Revise the Attributive Clauses 3) Correct the mistakes in the following passage with a projector on show In 1864 a group of 85 countries set up an organization for sending telephone messages by satellite. Their first satellite was called Early Boy. Today there are more than 700 nations in this group and millions of satellites have been put into boxes. You can telephone somebody on the other side of the street with the help of a telephone. Satellites are used less and less to take photos of people and to produce maps. Special cameras can show where different meals can be found. They can tell the difference between healthy people and people that are diseased. This is useful for doctors who work in deserts and in fields Step 3. Listening 1) Presentation for listening Tell the Ss what we are going to listen to Go through each task before playing the tape 2) Practice for listening A. While-listening a. Listen to the tape, finish Ex.1 (Notes: Listen to the whole and learn the main idea) b. Listen to the tape again, do Ex.2 and check the answers in pairs (Notes: while listening, keep question words in mind such as what / when / where/ which/ how/ how many/ and why so as to help you get the meaning of passage more easily) B. Post-listening Listen to the tape again and fill in the gaps with correct words you hear (Notes: after while-listening, listen again and get exact words in the following, if time permits, tapes again for the class to check) (Notes: after while listening, listen again and you call .get more details according to the demands. If time permits, tapes again for the class to check) Step 4. Test 1) Test on Attributive Clauses A. Dictate some sentences to the class and fill in the missing words B. Combine some sentences into paragraphs with Attributive Clause (Ex.1 of L.56) 2) Test on words and expressions A. Part 2 of L.56 B. Ex.1 of Revision, Unit 14 C. Teacher gives some questions, and Ss answer them with proper expressions (omitted) 3) Have a dictation for some sentences a. He said he had a stomachache and he didn’t feel like eating at he moment. b.We didn’t go so (as) far as the bridge. c. A good student must connect what he reads with what he sees around him. d.Several cats and some other small animals were chosen to carry out the experiment. e. Stop questioning me about my personal business! f. She attempted to go on with her work. But she could not. Step 5. Checkpoint Deal with any language points that Ss don’t understand and wish to raise. Step 6. Writing Write about one of the early satellites with the phrases in P3 of L.56 Step 7. Homework Finish off Exx left in L.56 and Revision in Unit 14 Write a short passage about satellite you like Do Cloze test 14 Notes after class: