Unit 6: How long have you been collecting shells?
Yuan Huili Hefei No.38 Middle School
The words and phrases in pages 47and48:
collect(or), stamp, kite, coin, common…
I collect… I’d like to collect…
Target language: What do you collect?
How many do you have?
When did you start?
How long have you been collecting them?
Train students listening and speaking skills by using the new language.
It’s good to have your own collection. That will make your life interesting and meaningful, at the same time you can learn many things
Playing sports is good for us.
? Teaching key points
? Teaching difficult points
The present perfect progressive tense:
+for…/+since…” “have/has been +v-ing…
Task-based teaching approach
Cooperation (group-work, pair-work) ?Teaching aids
some movie tickets and envelopes.
Introduce myself to them in order to make friends with them.
(Use the present perfect progressive tense: I have been teaching
there for one year /since last year)
Task? Groupwork (A group of three)
Ask your partners what sports they play and how long they’ve been
playing. The group-leader report the information.
A: What sport do you play?
A: How long have you been playing?
B: For three years.
C: B plays tennis , B has been playing for three years.
First show them some collections on the screen and explain some
new words: stamp, coin, shell, kite, stuffed animal.
Then take out my own collections, using the sentence “I collect…
I’d like to collect…” to do a model
Tell your partners what you collect and what you’d like to collect.
Step4 Listening practice
Listen to the tape (2a and 2b) two times and fill in the chart.
Ask and answer questions about Bob, Marcia and Liam.
Step5 Grammar focus
The present perfect progressive tense.
Step6 Task? Survey
Make a survey about the collection of each student and fill in the following chart.
Name CollectionWhen How long How
s started many
Discuss which is the most common or unusual collection.
Step7 Task? Job challenge
Pretend to be the headmaster of an international school.
Our school needs an English teacher to teach English.
Ask students who are interested in this job to apply for it. Then decide which is the best one for the job.
Ask your parents what they collect and how long they’ve been