Period 3 -----Reading1
1. Learn and master the following words and expressions:
Words: influence, basis, narrow, republic, mild,
Phrases: be made up of, make the most of, hold together, lie off, as well as, as much as, stand for
2. Further develop the students’ reading ability and reading skills
3. Get the students to know more about the British Isles
Teaching important points:
1. Train the students’ reading ability and develop their reading skills
2. Enable the students to understand the text better
3. Master the following phrases:
Stand for, be made up of, be unknown to, make the most of, hold together, be separated from, in general, as much as, end up with, as well as
Teaching Difficult Points:
? Master the following sentence pattern:
? A is in /on /to the north/east…of B ? be of great value
? Understand the following sentences:
? The idea that England stands for Fish and chips, the Speaker’s Corner and the Tower of London is past.
? The fact that the mainland of Great Britain is made up of three kingdoms is still unknown to many.
1. To guess the title of the text. Fast reading to get the general idea of the text 2. Questions and answer activity to get the detailed information in the text 3. Explanation for students to master some language points
Teaching aids: pictures
Step 1 Revision and Lead-in
Ask the questions about the British’s Isles:
What do you know about the United Kingdom?
How many countries make up the British Isles? What do you know about Ireland? Tell the students: If you have a chance to travel in the British Isles. But at first I think you should
know more information about the British Isles. Today I will take you to travel British Isles. Can you guess what will be mentioned in the text?
Step 2 Fast reading
Get the students to skim the passage and match the paragraphs and the topics. Match the paragraphs with their topics
Para.6 brief introduction
Step 3 Careful reading
We have known a lot about the British Isles and the United Kingdom .but there are still many facts
that we don’t know.
1.What is the fact about Great Britain that is unknown to many? 2.What has happened in Great Britain that for many years? 3.What is Great Britain made up of?
The fact that ……, we call it appositive clause, 同位语从句. Can you find another sentence that has the same sentence pattern in this paragraph?
the idea that ……, the first sentence in this paragraph.
Let the students take a look at the map of the British Isles and tell me the place names of the
different numbers on the map.
T: What’s the weather like today? Would you take an umbrella every day? S: No
T: But British people do. Do you know why?
1. What is the climate of the British Isles2. What are the coldest and warmest months?
And what about in Scotland or in England or in Wales?
S: The climate of British Isles is mild with a lot of rainS: The coldest months are January and
February, while the warmest months are July and August. T: So the best months to go to British Isles are July and August. Do you agree with me?
British Isles Scotland England Wales
Climate Mild with a lot of Colder through Rain a lot, more Rain a lot,
rain out the years pleasant more pleasant
Read paragraph 4 and 5 then answer 3 questions:
1.Has the culture of the people in British isles received many influences? From where?
S: Yes. It has received many influences from the European mainland 2. Whose language forms the basis for English?
People from different parts of northern Europe 3. Who conquered the England in 1066? What’s
the result of French influence?
The French. The result of French influence was that there were many French words in the English languagePara6
Read the para.6 and finish this table, then you will have a clear understanding of the history of the United Kingdom.
Southern part of Ireland used to be:
And now is:
The Isle of Man and:
S1: Yes. In 1536, England and Wales formed the Union
Scotland joined the unionPart of the UK
an independent republic
Part of UK
ruled by the King of EnglandPara7
T: Before reading the last paragraph, I have a question to ask you. If a friend of Beijing comes to see you. What language do you speak with her?
T: Why do you speak with her in Taizhou dialect?
S: Because she doesn’t understand it.
T: So mandarin is the common language used in china. And there are also some dialects, spoken language and accents in china.
T: Do you think the British people have a common language? Ok read the last paragraph and answer these questions then you can get the answers.
Read last paragraph and answer 3 questions:1.what language do people throughout British Isles
speak?2. What older European language do British people speak? 3. How many spoken language
and local accent in British Isles?4. What’s the serious matter to the people in Britain?
S1: Yes, people throughout British Isles speak English
S2: Walsh and Irish are the older European language
S3: There are six spoken language and two local accents in the British Isles S4: That these languages are threatened and may disappear is a serious matter to the people in Britain
Step 4. Post-reading:
Ask the students to read the passage carefully and decide whether the following sentences are true or false.
( ) 1. Many people around the world study English, and they know a lot about British culture. ( ) 2. Great Britain is made up of four countries.
( ) 3. The island of Britain is separated from France by the English Channel. ( ) 4. Scotland is colder throughout the year, but receives less rain.
( ) 5. People from different parts of northern Europe settled in England, so the culture of the
people of the British Isles was influenced by them.
( ) 6. The southern part of Ireland is now an independent republic.
( ) 7. In modern time, people throughout the British Isles only speak English. Finish the three questions on P 36.
Step 5 Discussion