Chapter 3 Get the Facts on Wolves Last period LiDa Middle School Cao Xiaojun Teaching aims: 1To develop the learners’ thinking imagination, analyzing and responding quickly. 2 To construct the learners’ abilities of cognition and competence: 1) extracting information in reading 2) summarizing information in reading 3) speaking fluently 4) learning fluently 3 To help the learners to know that we must do what we can to protect the endangered animals around us and understand the importance of the protection of endangered animals. Teaching process Pre-task preparation 1 Appreciating an English song: Earth Song Teacher: Before beginning our class, first let’s enjoy an English song Earth Song from Michael Jackson. 2 Having a short revision of the reading passage of Chapter3 Teacher: Ok. Let’s begin our class. This afternoon, we will have a short revision of Chapter 3: Get the Facts on Wolves and then we will try to get something more about the endangered animals around us. First, let’s have a short revision of the reading passage of chapter3. Please look at the screen. Here is a short paragraph with some missing word. Please fill in the blanks with the words we have learnt in chapter3. The ____ animal we have learnt is the wolf. They are very ____. They can live in different places. They ____ big dogs. In fact, all of our ____ dogs probably came from wolves. Wolves live in ____. And the members in the pack are ____ to each other. But the wolf has a ____ as a fierce animal, because in many films and stories, they attack human beings and other animals. But the ____is that the wolf does no harm to us. On the other hand, human beings do no good to them. In many European countries, wolves are ____ by the law. And there are also some ____ in Germany to protect them. While-task procedure 1 Appreciating a short piece of a film and answering some questions Teacher: Fortunately, human beings have realized the importance of wolves protection. Wolves are protected by the law. But a lot of other wild animals are still in great danger. I will show you a short piece form the film “KEKECILI”, directed by Lu Chuan. After watching the film, we’ll have some questions to answer. Let’s look at the questions first: 1) What is the name of the endangered animal in the film? 2) What did the hunters do to this endangered animal? 3) What do you think of this endangered animal? Are they safe or dangerous? 2 Appre ciating some pictures of endangered animals Teacher: As we all know, the number of Tibetan antelopes is decreasing dramatically. Beisides wolves and Tibetan antelopes, is there any other endangered animals whose number also decreases ? Can you name some other endangered animals? 3 Leading a conversation between students Teacher: Well, good. There are many endangered animals in the world. Here I have chosen four of the endangered animals. Let’s look at what they are? They are giant pandas, polar bear, Siberian Tiger and Golden-haired monkey. Now please discuss in groups of four. Each group choose one from the four pictures to discuss: 1)where do they live? 2)what do they eat? 3) what else do you know about them? Please take the important points down! Teacher: well-done! But where can we see these endangered animals? But are the animals happy in the zoo? Now a reporter from Young and Green Magazine is interviewing some of the endangered animals to find out advantanges and disadvantages of living in the zoo. Please make a conversation in pairs. Student A will act as the reporter and student B will act as one of the animals. Here are some optional questions that you can choose when making your conversation: 1 Why do you live in the zoo? 2 Where did you live before they brought you to the zoo? 3 How long have you been living in the zoo? 4 How about the food you eat in the zoo? 5 Do you enjoy your life in the zoo? 6 Do you prefer living in the zoo or living in the wild? 7 If you could say something to all humans, what would you say? … 4 Introducing a reading passage to studentsTeacher: Now we have a passage about protecting giant pandas. Please scan the passage quickly and then answer the questions. You may just underline the answers in the passage. Post-task activity 1 Guiding a group discussion: What should we do or not do to protect the endangered animals? Teacher: Now, we have seen what people have done to protect the endangered animals, just like giant pandas. But what should we-students-do or not do to protect the endangered animals? Please discuss in groups of four. And then put your conclusion in the following table. Put you conclusion in the following table: In order to protect the endangered animals on earth, We should We should not 1） 1) 2） 2) 3) 3) 4) 4) … … 2 Inviting students to write a short passage: How should we protect the endangered animals? Teacher’s conclusion: yeah, qite good. I am so glad to see that all of our students get a very good idea of endangered animals’ protection. Just as what we have discussed just now, animals as well as human beings are the owners of the earth. We need each other. We should get along each other quite well. And we should be good friends. Let’s say: Love animals Protect the earth It’s everyone’s duty We should protect the animals and the earth with might and main. Reading matirial: Save endangered animals Nowadays, more and more people have realized the necessity and importance of the protection of endangered animals. Here we have a piece of news items. Please read it quickly and answer the questions. ( you can underline the answers in the passage) Supermarket helps protect panda 1 BEIJING, June 10 -- The Thailand Chia Tai Group Lotus supermarket has given 3 million yuan (US$360,000) to the China Wildlife Conservation Association (CWCA) for the protection of the giant panda and the promotion of public awareness of the animal. 2 Handing over the cheque to Chen Runsheng, CWCA's secretary-general, at a ceremony held in Shanghai, Willis W Y Cheng, senior executive vice-president of the group, said he was "throwing out a brick to attract a jade"(抛砖引玉) - or trying to raise more awareness among people about wildlife conservation. 3 In September, Lotus launched a "Save the Panda" programme throughout its 35 stores around China. 4 "Whenever customers buy a particular product, we donate 10 cents to this programme," said Cheng. 5 "This gives us a unique opportunity to communicate and bond with our customers and their children our precious future. 6 "We could only do this because of our hard work behind the scenes we have converted unnecessary marketing expenses into discounts for customers and environment funds for our children." 7 "The contribution from Lotus is largest CWCA has ever received from a foreign-funded company running a business in China," Chen confirmed. "CWCA will use every penny to conserve wildlife in China, especially rare and endangered species like the giant panda and the ibis." 8 He was confident that CWCA's partnership with Lotus will also enable his organization to educate the next generation to take care of the environment they live in and all the lives they touch. 9 "We need more money for the conservation of rare and endangered species as well as to launch nationwide education on the protection of ecosystems for the young generation," Chen said. 10 CWCA, which was founded in 1983 and boasts 160,000 members throughout China, has to raise over half of its funds, the rest coming from government funding. 11 Over the past few years, the charity has received key donations from enterprises including 2 million yuan (US$240,000) from the Ningbo-based Youngor Group Corporation Ltd, and 1.5 million yuan (US$180,000) from P&G China, said Chen. 12 The giant panda is one of the oldest and the most endangered species in the world. The number is estimated at about 1,600 in China with at least 163 others either raised in captivity or living in zoos worldwide. 13 To date, China has founded 27 giant panda reserves and moved to protect at least 32 counties that are proven habitats of the rare species. At least 95 per cent of giant pandas in the wild are now under protection. (Source: China Daily) Questions: 1 What has Lotus given 3 million to CWCA for? 2 What is the name of the programme Lotus launched in China in September? 3 According to Chen Runsheng, what will CWCA use the money from Lotus to do? 4 Why CWCA need more money?
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