Lesson 1 A Perfect Day? Teaching aims: To discuss favorite TV programmes and daily activities. To revise Present Simple and Present Continuous. To read two texts in order to check predictions. To read two texts for specific information. Teaching difficulties: To revise Present Simple and Present Continuous. Teaching Aids: computer and cassette Teaching procedures:
Ⅰ. Warming up
T: I think most of us like watching TV. Watching TV is part of our life, do you think so? S: T: We know about all kinds of things from TV. What are your favorite kinds of TV programme? Tell the class. Use the Key Words to help you. (show some slides about TV programmes) S: T: Why do you like the programmes? S: T: Do you ever watch too much TV? How much time do you spend watching TV every day? S: T: The way a person lives and works is different. Can you imagine an adult does nothing except watch TV all day? Or he only thinks of working and never has time to watch TV? What kind of lifestyle do you think the men in the picture have? S: T: In reality few people like do that, but some people like that lifestyle and think it is a perfect day. Now let’s read the text “A Perfect Day?” really?
Do the exercise true or false to see how much students understand. 1.
Brian is not satisfied with the kind of lifestyle. 2. Brian’s wife goes out to work and supports the family.
3. Bob is poor so he has to work day and night. 4. Bob almost has no time to spent with his family. 5. It seems that Bob prefers doing a lot of things all day to doing nothing. 6. Bob’s wife often quarreled with Bob for him doing nothing.
7. Brian has more than a TV set. 8. Brian’s wife often complains the money that Brian makes is not enough. Answers: 1. F
What does a couch potato refer to? S: T: A couch potato is someone who watches lots (some would say too much!) of television.
T: What is workaholic? S:
T: A person who works very hard and finds it difficult to stop working and do other things. What is different between a workaholic and a couch potato? S: T: They are too different. One is lazy and doing nothing, the other like being busy
Read aloud Do the exercise 3 to let students understand the text. Read the two texts quickly and underline the TV programmes that Brain usually watches. the children’s programs, news, old movies, TV series, sports games
Underline the kinds of work Bob does every day. meetings and phone calls, urgent matters, do my own paperwork and answer some personal e-mails, look at documents at home, be ready for the next day’s
work Do the exercise 4. Read the two texts again and answer these questions: Ⅳ
Discuss Which lifestyle do you prefer? Which one is healthier? What can Bob or Brian do to improve their lifestyle? Possible answers:
Do you work too hard? You may need more time to enjoy your life with your family. You are too lazy! Your life is too boring only at home .You should go out for work and do some exercise.
Language points 1. switch on=turn on 接通，
First you should switch the machine on. switch off =turn off切断（电流等）
He switched it off because he didn’t like the television programme.
You drive first and then we can switch over. 你先开车，
2. take up占据（时间、空间）
This table takes up too much room. 这个桌子太占地方。
Her time is fully taken up with writing. 她的时间都用来写作了。
A few years later I dropped medicine and took up physics. 几年以后我放弃了医学，
He said he would take up my difficulties with the headmaster.
When can you take up your duties, Doctor White? 怀特医生，
She took me up suddenly when I suggested that the job was only suitable for a man. 我提出那工作只适合男人做，
He called on the people to take up arms to defend their freedom. 他号召人民拿起武器保卫自由。
3. fill vt./vi
Flowers filled the garden. 花园里开满鲜花。
The doctor filled the bottle with some medicine. 医生往瓶里装入一些药物。
be filled with充满
Her eyes are filled with tears. 她眼里满含泪水。
4. When I get home at about ten, I look at some documents that I bring back from the office so that I can be ready for the next day’s work. (分析句子成分) 5. be /get bored 厌倦, 厌烦
I’m getting bored and homesick.
I’m bored with the subject anyway.
Vocabulary and Grammar Do the exercise 7, 8 and 9. Ⅶ
Homework Keep a diary about your weekend. Words about 100.