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Unit 1 That must be a record

Goals:

Practise measuring and comparing

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The First Period Listening & Speaking

Teaching goals:

1. Target Language

a. key words: beard, voyager, tight, tightrope, edition, moustache

b. daily English

Practise expressing measuring and comparing.

2. Ability goals

Help them learn to express measuring and comparing.

Teaching important points:

Practise expressing measuring and comparing.

Learn to use some typical measurements.

Teaching difficult points:

How to use measurements correctly.

Teaching methods:

discussing (cooperative learning),listening, speaking

Teaching aids:

a tape recorder, a projector and a computer

Teaching procedures:

As most of the Senior Grade III students start school in August, the weather must be very

hot. The teacher may start the class with the following question. ―What is the highest

temperature recorded this summer?‖ Then lead students to do the quiz about the amazing facts

on Page1.

T: Good morning/ afternoon, everyone!

Ss: Good morning/ afternoon, Mr. / Ms…

T: It is very hot, what is the temperature?

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S1: It is reported the highest temperature is 35?C.

T: Is it the hottest day recoded this summer?

S2: I don‘t think so. It was much hotter on July 26. The temperature was 37?C on that day.

recorded on earth? (Show the questions on Page 1on the PowerPoint.) Please work in groups

and try to find the amazing facts.

Step II Warming up

Students will work in groups to decide the answers. Whether they can guess the answers or

not is not important. The aim of this quiz is to stimulate their interest. Two minutes later show

T: Ok. It doesn‘t matter whether you guessed the answers or not. How do you find the

questions?

Ss: Very interesting.

T: Do you know where to find the answers to such interesting questions?

Ss: The Guinness Book of World Records.

T: Yes, it is a book contains records of all kinds. After class please find more information in

the book in the library. In this class we are going to practise measuring and comparing. First

Show the following on the PowerPoint.(m=meters cm=centimeters h=hours)

Height of people (When referring to people, ―tall‖ is used, not― high‖, and measurements

are given in feet and inches (but not yards) or meters and centimeters.

She is about 5foot 6 tall.

The world‘s tallest man is 2.55m.

Speed A speed limit of 30 mph

Sound travels 186,300 miles in a second

Measurement of Temperature

The normal temperature of the human body is 37?C

The lowest temperature ever recorded on earth is -89.2?C

Step III Listening

In this procedure, students will hear someone talk about the size and the speed of humans

and animals. The purpose of the exercise is to practise measuring and comparing. Before

listening, students will discuss the three questions in groups.

T: Are you familiar with the measurements?

Ss: Yes.

T: Ok. How tall are you. Wang Fei?

S1: I‘m 175cms.

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T: Then who is the tallest in your class?

Ss: Li Lei and he is 184cms tall.

T: Then we can say Li Lei is taller than Wang Fei. Do you know how tall Yao Ming is?

S2: He is 2.26cms.

T: Then among the people we know Yao Ming is the tallest. OK, let‘s come to the listening

part. You are going to hear someone talk about the size and the speed of humans and animals.

Before we listen to the tape, let‘s look at the questions on Page 2.

Now work in groups and discuss the three questions. You are given five minutes.

Five minutes later, check the answers with the whole class. Various answers may be given.

T: Well done. That‘s your opinion. Now let‘s listen to the tape and hear what others say.

Play the tape for students to finish the Listening Exercises 2-3 on Page 2. Play the tape

again when necessary. Then check the answers with the whole class.

Step ? Language Points

Graduates with complex knowledge are in great need now.

have the advantage of / over胜过，占优势

3. weigh vt. ……的重量；掂量；考虑；重若干 weight n. weighty adj. (沉重的）

按重量计算 by weight 发福put on weight lose weight

4. beat / defeat / win

5. on earth究竟，到底

This is my dog , his name is Wisdom. That is interesting , why ____ did you give him such

a name?

6.speed 迅速地with great speed 以全速at full / top speed

……的速度at a speed of 加速speed up

7. contain /include

1) The price includes postage charges. 2) My suitcase contains only a few warm-weather

clothes.

3) The money I gave you included Tom‘s. 4) There are ten of us here, including three girls.

5) Everybody has something to say, me included.

Step V Speaking

An interview of the record-breaking tight ropewalker Adili. While students present the

interview, the teacher may show the photos to help the others to understand the interview better.

T: Besides Yao Ming, we have another celebrity (名人). Who is it? (Show the picture of

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T: Who would like to say something about him?

S2: He was born in Xinjiang in 1971.

S3: He has a lovely daughter.

S4: He is famous as the record -breaking tight ropewalker.

S5: His name is in the Guinness Book.

T: Now Adili is visiting our city and you are going to interview him for the school newspaper. Please don‘t forget to refer to the information on Page 3. Work in pairs and 5

minutes later I will ask some of you to act it out.

A Sample of the interview.

B: Adili, glad to meet you and welcome to our city!I‘m a school journalist from No 1 Middle School.

A: Thank you!

B: The students in our school admire you very much. They are eager to learn something about you. May I ask you some questions?

A: OK. Thank you and I am willing to be of some help.

B: How many years has your family walking on the rope?

A: My family has been walking on tightropes for 430 years!

B: Wow, so many years! Could you say something about the 2002-year record? How many days did you stay on the high wire?

A: In May 2002, I broke a world record by staying on a wire rope for 22 days and beat the 21-day Guinness world record. I walked on the rope up to five hours a day. I spent the rest of the time in a hut at the end of the rope.

B: You are very great. I was told you broke some other Guinness world records. Could you say something about your ropewalk across the Three Gorges? How long was the wire? How

high was the wire above the ground and how long did the walk take you?

A: On June 22, 1997 I crossed the Three Gorges on a high wire, which was 646 meters long, 402 meters high and the walk took me 13 minutes 48 seconds. I broke the Guinness world

B. We are very proud of you. In October 2000 you broke another Guinness world record when you walked across Mt. Heng. How long was the wire? How high was the wire above the

ground and how long did the walk take you?

A: When I walked across Mt. Heng, I crossed a wire 1,399 meters long, 436 meters high and I spent 52 minutes 13 seconds on it.

B.How great! In August 2003 you broke another Guinness world record at Tiankeng. How

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high was the wire above the ground?

A: At Tiankeng, I walked 687 meters, about 662 meters above the ground and beat the 402

meters above the ground record.

B. Thank you very much. You have been breaking records. You have been challenging

yourself. We should learn from you. Good luck to your future performance.

A: Thank you.

Step? Homework

Surf on the Internet or use the library to find some information of The Guinness Book of

World Records.

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The Second & Third Periods Reading

Teaching Aims:

1. Learn and master the useful words and phrases in this period.

2. Train the students‘ reading ability.

3. Help the students to know more about world records.

Teaching Important Points:

1. Master the following phrases and sentence pattern.

Set down, keep track of, stand out, in the first place, make for

Impressive as the record is, it fades next to the story of Armstrong‘s struggle against disease.

2. Improve the students‘ reading ability. Teaching Difficult Points:

1. How to help the students understand the passage better.

2. How to help the students understand the sentence pattern better and use it freely.

Adj. / adv. / n. + as + Sub. + v. , + main clause

Teaching Methods:

1. Scanning the text to learn something about world records.

2. Fast and careful reading to get the detailed information in the text.

3. Individual, pair or group work to make every student work in class.

Teaching Aids:

1. the multimedia 2. the blackboard Teaching Procedures:

It is very hot today ,isn‘t it ? What is the temperature?

Is it the hottest day recorded this summer?

Do you know the lowest temperature recorded on earth?

Do you know where to find the answers to such interesting questions?

The Guinness Book of World Records. It is a book containing records of all kind.

Read the text quickly and grasp the general idea of each paragraph.

The text can be divided into four parts:

Part 1: (Paragraph 1)

How and when the first edition was put out.

Part 2: (Paragraph 2-4)

The records that can be printed in the book are put into different categories.

Part 3: (Paragraph 5)

Why people are so interested in world records.

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Part 4: (Paragraph 6)

How the Guinness Book of World Record accepts a world record.

1. He was the then director of the Guinness Brewery, who came up with the idea of writing a

book later called the Guinness Book of the World Records.

2.In 1955. 3.1.6 meters.

4. Urumqi is the most remote city from the sea--- it is 2,500kilmeters from the nearest coast. A special and delicious record was set in 1997 to celebrate Hong Kong‘s return to China.

5. Lance Armstrong.

Step ? Listening

Listen to the tape and decide which of the following statements are ―true‖ or ―false‖.

1. The Guinness company began to write the Guinness Book of World Records in the 1950s.

(F)

2. More than 60,000 new records are printed in the book each year.

(F)

3. An Englishman balanced a small car weighing 159.6 kilograms on his head for 33 seconds.

(T)

4. Lance Armstrong‘s speed record is more impressive than his struggle against his disease.

(F)

5. The records that are dangerous to the person who is attempting it or to others are not allowed in the book.

(T)

6. The records in the Guinness Book of World Records are including different areas of people‘s life.

(T)

细枝末节题： 1. The idea which led to The Guinness Book of Records came up by _________.

(C)

A. Ross McWhirter B. Norris C. Sir Hugh Beaver D. Brewery

2. The Guinness Book of World Records has chapters except _________.

(A)

A. education B. science and technology C. travel and transport D. the natural world 3. Among the Chinese records in The Guinness Book of Records, some examples are given

except _________.

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(D)

A. Tian'anmen Square B. Hong Kong's return to China C. Jiaozi D. the Yellow River 4. The reason why Lance Armstrong's records are special is that_________.

(D)

A. he is a wonderful winner B. he won the first place in the race

C. he has achieved brilliant achievements D .he fought against cancer bravely and won his goal

5. Which type of record attempts is NOT allowed in the following? It is ________.

(C)

A. the one that a man can live to be very old

B. the one that a man can balance a small car on his head

C. the one which is dangerous to the person who is attempting it or to others

D. the one that a man can wear the longest beard in the world 主旨大意题 6. The text is mainly about _____.

(C)

A. a famous book B. Sir Hugh Beaver came up with an idea

C. The Guinness Book of Records D. many records in the world 推理判断题 7. From the sentence ―...,it fades next to the story of Armstrong's struggle against disease‖, we

know that________ .

(D)

A. his fastest speed is as impressive as his story of struggle against cancer

B. his fastest speed is more impressive than his story of struggle against cancer

C. his story of struggle against cancer is less impressive than his fastest speed

D. his story of struggle against cancer is more impressive than his fastest speed 8. From the text, the main reason that led to Sir Hugh's idea is that _________.

(C)

A. his hard work B. his talent C. his curiosity D. his careful research 9. From the last paragraph, we can infer that _________.

(D)

A. if a person wants to make a record, he can do it without permission

B. if a person can do bad to others, he can make a record

C. if your idea is not suitable, you can also get the permission of the Guinness Book of World Records.

D. The Guinness Book of World Records is very careful about making a record

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