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
Is that Sam?
No, that’s Tom. He has shorter hair than Sam.
He’s 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: make me laugh, be good at, do the same things as, popular, best friend, schoolwork, opinion, opposite, really
?To learn to talk about what a good friend should be like
1a Reading and ranking
Everyone has friends in his life. Some friends have some things in common with you; some friends are different from you. What kind of things is important in a friend? Here are six descriptions on the page 34. Open your book at page 34 and look at 1a. Read each description loudly. In your opinion, which one is the most important? Please rank the things (1-6). You put a 1 after the thing that is most important to you, and put a 2 after the second most important thing and so forth. Now let’s check which things are most important to you. I’ll ask a student to copy these
six phrases on the board. Please read them together loudly. Next I’ll ask you some questions. If
you agree, hands up please. Mary, could you help me write the results after each phrase on the blackboard? OK, thank you.
1b Working with a group
Well, every one of you has his own idea. Now please talk about what you think a good friend should be like in groups of four. First read the example dialogue, and then make your dialogue
about friends using the phrases in activity 1a.
2a Listening and writing
Just now you gave your opinions about what you think a good friend should be like to your group.
Next you will hear an interviewer talking to Holly and Maria. What are
they talking about? When I play the recording for the first time, you
just listen carefully and give me the answer. Have you got it? Yes, they
are talking about their best friends. Now look at the chart, listen to the tape again and write the things that Holly and Maria like about their best friends. You can write only words and phrases. Let’s check your answers.
2b Listening and writing
We are both good at sports. Do you agree? OK, listen again. This time please pay attention to the
similarities and differences between Holly and Maria and their best
friends. Listen carefully and fill in the blanks. I’ll ask some students to
read your answers later on.
As usual, you are asked to read the tapescript. While reading underline the useful expressions in
the article, blacken the –er, –ier or more and both and shadow the connectives. You are asked to
copy the expressions into your Expressions Book after school.
2c Doing pairwork
Next we are going to make a conversation in pairs using the information from activities 2a and 2b. Some of you will be asked to present your conversation to the class.
3a Reading and underlining
According to 2a and 2b, we know some friends have opposite views and interests, and some like the same things. Should friends be different or the same? I think everyone has his own idea. Let’s see what these three students think, and if you agree with them.
First, please look at the photos and read the article to find any words or
sentences you don’t understand. I’ll offer you help and you can also
settle them by or among yourselves. Second, read the article again, slash / the sentences, underline
all the words that describe what people are like and shadow the connectives. I’ll ask some of you
to read the text and say which words should be underlined and which should be shadowed.
OK, now please read the article as the recorder goes. When you read, you should pay more attention to the pronunciation and intonation. Try to imitate the native reader. 3b Reading and writing
OK, now please look at the chart in activity 2a on page 34 again. Write some sentences about Holly, Maria, and their best friends. First, read the sample sentences. Then write your own sentences. And I’ll ask two students to write sentences on the blackboard.
Now let’s check and make corrections on the board.
3c Doing a personalized writing
We have just written something about Holly, Maria and their friends. Now it’s time to write
something about you and your friend. First please put down the
words and phrases from this unit you can use, and you can put
down some other words and phrases you would like to use, too.
Second write your own article using these words and phrases.
4 Doing pairwork
Read the job ad. What are they looking for at the English Study Center? Yes, they are looking for a weekend teacher. And what do they expect of a weekend teacher? Yes, a weekend teacher needs to have good grades, needs to be outgoing, needs to be good with children and also good at telling jokes. It’s not easy, isn’t it? Who wants to be a weekend teacher? Ok, Ruth and Rose do. Good! They are both outgoing girls. Who do you think should get the job? Give your reasons using comparatives.
Now work in pairs. You can choose any two classmates and talk about which classmate is better suited for the job.
Closing down by looking and saying
Cute, cuddly, and horribly wrong... It's the Happy Tree Friends! They may be sugary sweet but there's no way they'll escape their horrible fate! What chaos will these critters experience next?