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    Unit 6 I’m more outgoing than my sister.

    Part 1:Teaching design(第一部分: 教学设计)

    Structures: Comparatives with er, ier or more and both

    Target language:

    Is that Sam?

    No, thats Tom. He has shorter hair than Sam.

    Hes calmer than Sam.

    Vocabulary: more, than, taller, shorter, thinner, longer, calmer, wilder, quieter, funnier, heavier,

    smarter, more athletic, more popular, twin, both, be good at

    Learning strategies: Classifying, Listening for specific information



    ?To learn to use comparatives with -er, ier, more and both

    ?To talk about personal traits

    ?To compare people


    Warming up by learning grammar

    An adjective is a describing word. When we compare two nouns we use a comparative adjective.

    An example of this is the use of the endings: -er est.

    If you look at these sentences, we are using comparative adjectives to describe size:

    A pony is small.

    A cat is smaller.

    A mouse is smallest.

    Warming up by looking and saying

Judy and her car Andy and his car

    $10,000 $5,000

    Hello, everyone!

    I’m happy to meet you again. Today we shall take up the Sixth unit, Unit 6 “I’m more outgoing

    than my sister.

    Look at these two pictures please. Picture1 shows us Judy and her new car. Picture 2 shows us Andy and his car. Please look at the blackboard and read after me the sentences. When you read, you should pay attention to the new structure of the sentence.

    OK, now lets compare students and subjects in our classroom. For example, Mary is taller than Lucy. Lucy is thinner than Mary. Lilys ruler is longer than Nancy’s. Can you make a sentence

    with than? Have a try, please.

    1a Matching words

    Look at the picture on page 31 in your book. What can you see in the

    picture? Thats right, the twins. Look at these too boys. They are Pedro

    and Paul. They are brothers. Who is taller, Pedro or Paul? Yes, Pedro is taller. Now repeat after me: Pedro is taller. OK, please look at the blackboard and read these sentences: Please pay more attention to er...than...”This structure is used in comparisons. Now look at the

    words in the box in your book and match each word with the opposite. Please draw lines between the words of the opposite meanings. Now lets check the answers.

    Answersallshortlong hairshort hairthinheavy calm wild

    2b Listening and Numbering

    Look at the picture again. The people in the picture are all twins.

    Twins are children born at the same time to the same parents.

    Sometimes they look exactly alike, but not always. The twins in this

    picture do not look exactly alike. Please listen to these three

    conversations and number the twins. You write the number 1 to 3 in the blanks beside the twins. OK, now, lets check the answers.


    Sam and Tom: 1. Tara and Tina: 2. Pedro and Paul: 3

    Now let’s read the tapescript to find out Comparatives with -er orier and than structure.

    Shadow than and blacken -er orier. 1c Doing pairwork

    Now practice the conversation in the picture. And then make your own conversations about the twins with your partner.

    Ill ask some pairs to say your conversations to the class.

    2a Listening and writing

    Next we will listen to a conversation about Tina and Tara. Look at the picture on page 32 in your book. Tina and Tara are talking to the reporter. Listen to the tape carefully and pay attention to what are they talking about. They are talking about themselves, right? OK. Now look at the two columns and read the headings please: -er, -ier and more. In the conversation,

    some words they say end in er or ier, some words they add more

    ahead. Listen carefully again and write the er and ier words in

    the first column and the words that use more in the second column.

    Now look at the blackboard. Please pay attention to the word funny. When

    a word ends in y, the y changes to an “i” when you add -er. That is funnier. And look at

    these three words: athletic, outgoing and serious. What is special about these words? Yes, they

    have three to five syllables. When you compare things using words with three or more syllables, you use the word more.

    2b Listening and writing more -er, -ier

    Listen to the recording again. This time write words in outgoing funny

    the boxes of 2b using the words from the list in athletic smart

    activity 2a. Look at the example funnier in the box serious quiet

    for Tina, which means Tina isfunnier than Tara.

    How are Tina and Tara different?

    Tina is funnier, more outgoing and more athletic than Tara.

    Tara is more serious, smarter and quieter than Tina.

    2c doing pairwork

    Just now we talked about the twins Tina and Tara. Next we are going on talking about Tom and Sam. How are Tom and Sam different? Look at the chart in activity 2c, and work in pairs. You decide which one is A and which one is B. Student A in each pair look at the chart on page 32, and student B look at the chart on page 89. You mustnt look at your partners


    For example, student A read the sample question to the class: Is Tom smarter

    than Sam? Student B looks at the answer on your chart on page 89 and

    answers: “No, Sam is smarter than Tom.” Student B can ask another question, for example, “Is

    Sam taller than Tom? Student A should answer: “Yes, Sam is taller than Tom. Are you clear? OK,

    now please continue on your own.

    The sample dialogue:

    A: Is Tom smarter than Sam?

    B: No, he isnt. Sam is smarter than Tom. Is Sam taller than Tom?

    A: Yes, he is. Is Sam more athletic than Tom?

    B: No, he isnt. Tom is more athletic than Sam. Is Tom quieter than Sam?

    A: Yes, he is. Is Sam thinner than Tom?

    B: No, he isnt. Tom is thinner than Sam.

    3a Reading and writing

    Now we have got to know how different Sam and Tom are. And there are another two pictures of girls on page 33. Do they look alike? Maybe in some ways they look the same. Here is a letter from Liu Li to Isabel. Please read it quickly and tell me what Liu Li tells Isabel. Thats right, Liu

    Li tells Isabel something about her and her twin sister Liu Ying. OK, under the article, six statements are given. Read the article again in details and write T (for true) if the statements are true, F (for false) if the statements are false or DK (for dont know) if you dont know the answer

    and try to give reasons why you write F or DK. Now lets check your answers.

    Next please look at these sentences on the board.

     We are both student. We both have black hair.

     They are both tall. They both like sports.

    Please pay attention to the place of the word both in the sentences. Does the word both come

    before or after the word are”? Does the word both come before or after the word have and

    the word like? Yes, as you see, the word both comes after the verb be (are), and before other

    verbs (have, like). Try to use it correctly.

    3. Now lets read the article loudly to the tape sentence by sentence. Try to imitate the pronunciation and intonation of the native reader.

    Read the article for a second time. While reading underline the useful expressions in the article,

    blacken the er, ier or more and both and shadow the connectives. You should copy the

    expressions into your notebook after school.

    Do the exercises by filling in the blanks.

    3b Doing pairwork

    After reading we come to know there are some things different between

    Liu Li and Liu Ying, and they have some things in common. Do you

    have a twin sister or twin brother? Maybe the answers are not. But I

    think most of you have good friends. And now please tell your partner about things that are the same and different between you and your friends. You should try to use these words and phrases: in some ways, both, although, be good at, look the same, the same as, in common, more than.

    First read the sample conversation in the box, and work together for a few minutes to make your own conversation. Then Ill ask some pairs to say your dialogues to the class.

Closing up by playing a game: same or different

    Now lets play a game. Here is a box. Please write your name on a piece of paper and put it in the box. Then take a paper from the box to find a partner. Are you OK? Next Ill give you three

    minutes to write down the things that are the same and different between you and your partner. Are you ready? Begin!

    Oh, Time’s up. Let’s stop here, please! Lets see how many same and different examples you have

    found, and the pair who has the most examples is the champion.

Now Ill ask some pairs to read your list to the

class. Any volunteers?

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