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    Unit 3 What are you doing for vacation? Language goals:

    In this unit students learn to talk about future plans.

    New languages:

    What are you doing for vacation?

    Im babysitting my sister.

    Whats she doing for vacation?

    Shes babysitting her sister.

    When are you going?

    Im going on Monday.

    How long are they staying?

    They are staying for four days.

    Difficult points:

    1. How to improve the students writing ability according to the reading materials.

    2. In this unit, the structurebedoingexpress the future. Teaching aids: computer, video, recorder

    Teaching periods:

    Period 1: Section A 1a /1b /1c /2a /2b /2c

    Period 2: Grammar Focus /Section A 3a /3b /4

    Period 3: Section B 1a /1b /2a /2b /2c /Self check 1

    Period 4: Section B 3a /3b /3c /4 /Self check 2

    Period One

    Teaching aims:

    1. Teach vocabulary words.

    2. Target languages: (1) What are you doing? Im babysitting my sister.

    (2) What is she doing? She is babysitting her sister.


    (3) When are you going? I’m going next week.

    3. Train the speaking and listening abilities. 4. Learn to make plans.

    Teaching procedure:

    Step 1. Warming up

    Lets students say out some activities they have done as often as possible.

    Step 2. Revision

    Watch a video and revise the present progressive tense.

    Revise something about vacation by asking:

    Where did you go on vacation?

    How was your vacation?

    Step 3. Presentation

    AskWhat did you do last vacation? Write the students answers on the

    blackboard, try to include on the list camp, babysitting my sister, send time

    with my friends, relax at home, visit my grandmother, do some sports,

    watch TV

    Teach the vocabulary words and askWhat are you doing for vacation?

    Then answerIm babysitting my sister.

    Show students a big calendar which prepared before class and say:Today

    is Thursday. Two days later is Saturday. I am staying at home on

    Saturday. And I am not going out.

    Ask students:What about you? What are you doing on Saturday?

    Students answer the questions in different way and teacher writes downI

    am staying at home on Saturday.on the blackboard.

    Explainbe + doingexpress the future.


    Whats she doing for vacation?

    Shes babysitting her sister.


Step 4. Section A 1a

    1. Call attention to the conversation in the speech bubbles. Read the

    conversation with a student.

    2. Point to the character in the illustration and ask questions about each.

    3. Look at the vacation activities in the picture. Ask students to make a list

    and add some more.

    4. Check the answers.

    Step 5. Section A 1b

    This activity gives students practice in

    recognizing the target language in spoken


    1. Say you will hear three conversations. Listen carefully and number the

    pictures 1-3 in 1a.

    2. Play the recording for the first time. Students only listen. Then say next

    time please number the pictures in 1a. Then play again.

    3. Check the answers.

    Step 6. Section A 1c Pair work

    This activity provides guided oral practice using the target language.

    1. Call attention to the conversation. Ask two students to read it.

    2. Then point to the pictures in 1a, say now has conversations using these

    activities. Take turns to ask and answer questions.

    3. Ask two students to demonstrate a conversation using the activity in the


    Step 7. Presentation

    Ask a studentWhat are you doing for your vacation?Let the student

    answer. Then askWhen are you going?If the student cant answer, the

    teacher can offer help.Im going next Saturday.

    Step 8. Section A 2a /2b


Say you will hear a recording of a conversation. ListenWhat are Hector,

    Susan and Molly doing for vacation?Fill in the chart.

    1. Listen again and find out when they are going on vacation. Fill in the chart.

    2. Play the whole recording and ask students to complete the chart


    3. Play the tape many times until the students catch it. Then check the


    Step 9. Section A 2c Group work

    This activity provides guided oral practice using the target language. 1. Call attention to the sample conversation and ask two students to read it aloud.

    2. Say a conversation with a student. Ask What are you doing for

    vacation Yi Lin? Ask the student to tell the truth. Repeat the students


    3. Ask students to work in groups of four. As they work, move around the room listening to conversations and offering help as needed. Ask groups of students to present their conversations to the class.

    Step 10. Conclusion

    1. Learn and master the vocabulary words.

    2. Master the target languages.

    What is he /she doing for vacation?

    What are you /they doing for vacation?

    When is he /she going?

    When are you /they going?

    Step 11. Homework

    1. Write a short passage about your group mates vacation plans.

    2. Write down your vacation plans and report to the class tomorrow.


    Period Two

    Teaching aims:

    1. Learn to make the vacation plans.

    2. Master some vocabulary words and target language. What are you doing for vacation?

    I’m spending time with my friends.

    When is she going?

    She’s going on Monday /on the 12th /…

    How long is she staying?

    She’s staying just for four weeks.

    3. Present Progressive as future.

    what, where, when, how long...

    Talk about future plans.

    4. Train the reading and speaking abilities.

    Teaching procedure:

    Step 1. Warming up

    Ask some students to report the result of their vacation plans.

    Step 2. Lead-in

    T: Your plans are exciting. Would you like to know the vacation plans of

    Tony and Lin Hui?

    Step 3. Reading (Section A 3a)

    Ask students to read the conversation.

    Practice reading the conversation with partner.

    Explain the target language and useful expressions.


    How long are you staying?

    Fill in the chart individually.


    Check the answer.

    Say a few sentences about Tony and Lin Hui.


    Tony is going to

    Step 4. Pair work (Section A 3b)

    Explain the form on the left. Friday-Tuesday means from Friday to Tuesday.

    Ask students to read the conversation in the box. Pay attention to the target

    language. Use the information below. Students can work with a partner or


    Say one sentence for everyone.

    Dave is going to his cousins house for a week.

    Step 5. Vacation dreams

    Individual work. Tell the students to imagine the dream vacation and write

    down what you are doing for vacation, when you are going and how long

    you are staying.

    Put your own paper in a bag, and then take another one out.

    Group work. Read it aloud in your groups, and let listeners fill the

    following form.





    How long

    Find the student who has your paper.

    Step 6. Grammar focus

    Review the grammar box. Ask students to say the questions and statements.

    Write the statements and questions in the box on the board. Ask students to

    conclude the verb form.


    I am doing

    He /She is doing

    We /You /They are doing

    The special question form.

    What /When /Where /How long + is /are + doing...

    In this unit the present progressive express the future.

    Step 7. Practice

    Deal with some exercises about the grammar on the video.

    Step 8. Make a survey

    Make a survey about what your classmates’ weekend plans and write a

    report. Use the following chart. Find someone who is Name

    going to the beach. Ye Ling

    visiting friends.

    staying home.

    playing sports.

    going shopping.

    taking a walk.

    reading a book.

    renting a video.

    Step 9. Conclusion

    Master the target language How long are you staying?

    Put to use the grammar fluently.

    Express the vacation plans.

    Step 10. Homework

    Write a short passage to describe your classmates weekend plans according

    to the survey that you made in class.

    Preview Section B 1a /1b /Self check 2.


    Search some information about Lijiang River.

    Period Three

    Teaching aims:

    1. Revise vocabulary words and learn some useful expressions. 2. Strengthen the target language and practice more.

    3. Train the speaking and listening abilities.

    4. Make a travel plan and love our motherland.

    Teaching procedure:

    Step 1. Have a free talk

    Greet each other and have a free talk with classmates. Talk about each

    others weekend plans. Revise the activities mentioned in Section A 1a and

    the students may say out the new vocabulary words in Section B 1a. Step 2. Presentation (Section B 1a)

    Say National Day is coming. What are you doing for vacation?

    (With pictures to learn and master the following vocabulary wordsgoing

    bike riding, going sightseeing, taking walks, going fishing, renting videos,

    camping, babysitting, exercising etc. )

    Finish Section B 1a. Match the words with the pictures. Keys: d b c a e.

    Step 3. Pair work (Section B 1b)

    Ask “What do you like to do on vacation?” Use the words from activity 1a

    and any other words that the students know to make conversations about

    vacation plans in pairs.

    Step 4. Task one: Show one’s own vacation plan.

    Brain storm: (Section B 1b). Let students speak out the vacation activities

    theyd like to do. Pay attention to the time, the place and so on. Step 5. Task two: Travel around.

    Section B 2a: Listen to the tape and check the questions the reporter asks.


    Section B 2b: Listen again and write the answers to the questions they


    Step 6. Task three: (Self check 2)

    Emily’s tour in Lijiang River.

    Imagine you are a tourist guide fromagency. You plan the schedules with

    your group members for Emily in Lijiang River.

    The schedule must contain:

    Where are you going?

    What are you doing there?

    How long are you staying there?

    What should tourists take with them?

    Where are you leaving from?

    When are you leaving?

    What are you eating?

    Step 7. Tour schedule

    Fill in the schedule and then try to write a report according to the schedule.

    Saturday Sunday

    morning morning

    We are going to the Great Wall in the


    afternoon afternoon

evening evening

    Step 8. Report

    Hi, Emily. Im glad to tell you...

    Step 9. Conclusion


    Learn the vocabulary words and practice more about the target language.

    Learn to make a tour schedule and report to the tourists. Step 10. Homework

    Write down your schedule and write a letter to Emily.

    Preview Section B 3a /3b /3c /Self check 1.

    Period Four

    Teaching aims and demands:

    1. Knowledge: (1) Talk about future plans.

    (2) Learn future tense.

    2. Moral education: Communication with others freely. 3. Train the reading and writing abilities.

    Teaching methods: Task based.

    Teaching procedure:

    Step 1. Warming-up

    Greet the whole class as usual.

    Show some pictures about places of interest in China, ask students to

    choose a place to describe.

    Sample: Im going to

    (place, weather, activities, when, how long) Step 2. Revision

    1. Just for fun.

    Enjoy the cartoons together.

    2. Free talk.

    What are you doing for vacation?

    How are you going there?

    Where are you going?

    When are you going?


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