Unit 2 Language Period 2
Reading (1) Teaching Aims:
1. Have Ss enhance their reading abilities. 2. Get Ss to know more about the language English and its history. 3. Have Ss gain an overall understanding of the article and learn to adopt different reading strategies. Teaching Focus: 1.
Help Ss know some knowledge about English language and its history with the help of time chart or timeline. 2.
Help Ss learn some language items. Teaching Procedures：
Pre-reading Ask students the following questions. 1. As we all know, we Chinese students learn English as our foreign language. What do you think is the most difficult part of studying English—pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary or anything else? 2. Do you think English has always stayed the same?
Reading strategy T: Now we know that English does not always stay the same. I think everything develops in the history. So English has a developing history. In our text book there is a history passage about it. But how shall we reading a history article? Let’s go through the Reading strategy and find it out. Answer:
1. Notice the dates and years
2. Make a time chart, listing relevant information such as times, places and events, etc.
Skimming and listening The students may be very eager to know what the text is about. Thus I ask Ss to read the text quickly and try to find answers to the three questions in Part A.
Check the answers with the class. With Part A finished, they may know the topic and structure of the text. This is very useful for them to further understand the text. During this period, the students will get more information about the text by listening to the text and doing Part C1 and Part C2.
1、Ask the students to read through the excises on page 24.
2、Ask the students to listen to the text attentively and try to get more information. 3、Ask the students to look at Part C1 and answer these five questions and then check the answers as a class. 4、Ask the students to look at Part C2 and fill in the blanks and then check the answers as a class.
Further reading I will have Ss reread the text and look at the following chart to list information such as time and events. period Old English Middle English
Time Before the middle of the 5th century At the end of the 9th century By the 10th century In 1066 Events People in Britain all speak a language called Celtic.
The Vikings invaded Britain and brought their language. Old English was the official language of England The Normans conquered England and took control of the country. 1
during 250 years By the latter half of the 14th century In 1399
French had an impact on English English was adopted by all classes in England. Henry IV became King of England and used English for all official occasions. Modern English During the Renaissance in the 16th
Pronunciation underwent huge changes century
today people will keep inventing new words and new ways of saying things
Get the students to make clear the people who got into Britain in different times and the development of language with the help of some maps and charts. Go through the examples of words in the text together.
Summarize the text with the help of a time line.
Step 5 Exercises Have students look at the following True or False exercises. The aim of the task is to check if the students have got the information of the text. 1.
Old English consisted of an Anglo-Saxon base plus words from the languages of French and Norway.
In 1066, the Normans took control of the country and English was replaced with French. F 3.
The words for most animals come from old English just because the animals were raised and cooked by English servants. T 4.
English was used for all official occasions after the Norman Conquest. F 5.
People from different places sometimes misunderstand each other though they both speak English. T
Step 6 Discussion Language borrows words from each other. Please list some of them. Chinese word s from English: 咖啡，沙发，模特儿，摩登，引擎，三明治，汉堡等
Read the text after class. 2.
Do the exercises on Page98 of the workbook. Period 3 Reading (2)
(Language points) Teaching Objectives: 1.
To understand the text better 2.
To master some useful words and expressions Step 1. Revision: 1.Complete the passage on P25. 2.Match the new words. Step 2 Language points 1.be made up of
The medical team was made up of twelve doctors.
The whole story is made up. 2). 补足,弥补
We need $50 to make up the loss.
It took her more than an hour to make herself up. 2. consist
A university consists of teachers, administrators and students.大学由教师,行政人员和学生组成。
Our book consists 3 units.
The information consists with his account.
Tolerance consists in respecting the opinions of others.
The beauty of the picture consists in its colors.
3. control 1). V. 控制;支配;管理;克制;抑制
She is skillful enough to control the machine.
The British government at that time controlled the island.
You must learn to control your temper.
2). n. 支配;控制;调节;抑制[(+of/over)]
They have no control over him.
There must be someone who can take control of these naughty children. 应该有人能管住这些淘气的孩子。
Some more phrases: in control of…;
in the control of…;
be/ come/ bring/get under control;
under the control of…; be/get out of control;
lose control of…
The boy is no longer _______________________his parents. (in/ under the control of ) 2.
Police at present_______________ the crowd. They asked for help. (lost control of) 3.
With the help of firefighters, they got the fire ______________.
(under control) 4.
Mum was angry to see her children_______________. (out of control) 5.
Who do you let be ____________ your class while you’re out?
(in control of) 4. replace
The brakes have to be replaced.
Electric lights have replaced candles.
She replaced the receiver.
I will replace the cup I broke.
5 .result in V. 1. 结果;导致
Carelessness resulted in lots of accidents.粗心造成大量交通事故。
2. result from (because of, due to)
His failure resulted largely from his laziness.他的失败主要是懒惰所致。
They worked without result.
The result of the match was 2-1 to Chicago. 比赛结果是以2比1赢芝加哥队。
as a result (of)
It rains today, as a result, we have to put off our picnic. =As a result of rain, we have to put off our picnic.
His success ____ working hard.
Too much cigarettes _____ his deaths. (A)
He had to take a taxi to work _____the bad weather.(B) A.
B. as a result of
C. results from
D. as a result 6. raise
The baby was raised on soybean milk. 这孩子是用豆浆喂养大的。
The landlord raised my rent to $200.房东把租金提高到$ 200。
They are going to raise money for the school buildings.他们将为盖校舍筹集资金。
He raised his glass and said: "Your health, Carl."他举起了杯子说道:"祝你健康,卡尔。"
None of them raised any objection.他们谁也没提出反对意见。
True or false: 1.
Prices have been risen up. 2.
The sun raises in the east and sets in the west. 3.
Jack was raised by his aunt after his parents passed away.
(F, F, T)
Fill in the blanks with the words: (confuse, adopt, include, replace, throughout, raise, undergo, consist of )
As they had no children of their own, they __________ an orphan.
This is a _____________word because it has two meanings.
I’m giving a lecture on recent poetry___________ war poetry.
I hope you can ________ things exactly as they were before.
I hope that I shall never again have to ___________ such an pleasant experience.
She __________ her finger to her lips as a sign for silence.
_____________the summer and autumn he continued to go to the office on foot.
The research team _____________ two Chinese experts and three American experts. (Keys: adopted, confusing, including, replace, undergo, raised, Throughout, consists of)
Finish A1 ,A2 on P98, WB. 2.
Go over the language items learned today. 3.
Prepare for the next lesson