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Chapter 6 Food for thought

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Chapter 6 Food for thought

    Chapter 6 Food for Thought

     Hongling Middle School

     Cheng Lingling

Teaching aims:

    ?Get students to understand the article in general. ?Develop students` ability of independent study. ?Improve students` ability of comprehension.

Teaching steps:

    Pre-reading:

    Warming up:

    Discuss what you ate for dinner last night.

    In your opinion, whose diet is healthier?

While-reading:

    Step One:

    Listen to the tape and get a general idea about the text. 1. The conversation is probably about ____.

    2. During lunch, Simon thinks eating ___ is better, while Debbie thinks eating ___ is

    better.

    3. Finally, Simon wants to ____ the subject about eating.

Step Two:

    Read the text by yourselves.

    Task 1: Find out new words in the text. Give the English meaning and an example

    individually.

    bit drug

    dead appetite

    vegetarian vitamin

    influence mineral

    industry space

    cattle pesticide

Words exercise:

    1. There is only a b__ of milk left. You need to buy more. 2. I eat no meat, so I am a v_________.

    3. The information i_________ is developing quickly nowadays. 4. Your words i_________ me, so I changed my mind finally. 5. I am ill now. I don`t have a_______ for eating. 6. Farmer use p________ to kill insects on plants. 7. 4 persons live in such a tiny s_____? Unbelievable. 8. We should eat meat, because it contains v________. Task 2: Tell T or F:

    1. Simon and Debbie are in a restaurant. 2. Debbie is a vegetarian.

    3. Debbie was once an astronaut.

    4. Vitamins and minerals can only be found in meat. 5. Lots of people get sick because farmers use pesticides on some vegetables.

    Step 3: Read the text together and complete the table:

     Food for lunch Reasons

    Debbie 1 1. ___ and minerals

    __________ 2.___ on vegetables.

Simon 1. saving land for ___

     salad 2. poor lives for ____

    3. sick animals -- use drugs --people eat

    the meat

Step 4: Discussion:

    Who do you agree with or do you have other opinions? 1. I agree with Simon, because______;

    2. I agree with Debbie, because _____;

    3. I agree with neither of them, because ___. Think about the question:

    What does the title Food for thought mean?

Post-reading:

    Design a diet for your dinner tonight and tell your reasons:

    main food meat salads fruit drinks

    hamburger pork green banana cola

    noodles beef potato orange juice

    rice chicken fruit apple mineral water

    fish iced tea

Homework:

    1. Memorize new words in the text.

    2. Finish Exercises C&D on page 76-77

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