; Skills Development: recognizing, comparing,
describing, justifying, recalling
; Functions and Situations: telephoning,
sending and responding to invitations
; Language Focus: words and structures
describing personalities, prepositions
Focus of Learning
The focus of learning in this unit is to help students understand friendship and love in everyday life and highlight the responsibilities that are part of friendship and love.
； Warm-Up Speaking
； Vocabulary Building—Word Bank
； Listening & Speaking
Topic: The Greatest Friendship and Love of All—a Story and
a Scene from “Titanic”
Goal: to understand great friendship and love
Listening Task 1
The Greatest Friendship and Love of All
—a Story and a Scene from “Titanic”
Listening Task 1: A Story
. A teenage boy had cancer and was in hospital for several weeks to undergo radiation treatment and chemotherapy. During that time, he lost all of his hair. On the way home from the hospital, he was worried, not about the cancer, but about the embarrassment of going back to school with a bald head. He had already decided not to wear a wig or a hat.
. When he arrived home, he walked through the front door and turned on the lights. To his surprise, about fifty of his friends jumped up and shouted, “Welcome home!” The boy looked around the room and
could hardly believe his eyes ... all fifty of his friends had shaved their heads!
. Wouldn‟t we all like to have caring friends who were so
sensitive and committed to us that they would sacrifice their hair for us if that‟s what it took to make us feel loved? Friends like that are the greatest treasure we could have in our lives.
Listening Task 2
A Scene from “Titanic” Rose: I love you, Jack. Jack: Don‟t you do that. Don‟t you say your goodbyes. Not yet, do you
Rose: I‟m so cold.
Jack: Listen, Rose, you‟re gonna get out of here. You‟re gonna go on
and you‟re gonna make lots of babies, and you‟re gonna die an
old, old lady warm in her bed. Not here. Not this night, not like
this, do you understand me?
Rose: I can‟t feel my body.
Jack: Winning that ticket, Rose, was the best thing that ever happened to
me. It brought me to you. And I‟m thankful for that, Rose, I‟m
. You thankful. You must, you must, you must do me this honor
must promise me that you‟ll survive, that you won‟t give up. No
matter what happens, no matter how hopeless, promise me now,
Rose, and never let go of that promise. Rose: I promise.
2. On, from
3. about, with
Topic: Love in Cyberspace— a Radio Talk Goal: to learn about the new trend of finding friends and love
on the Internet
Listening Task 1
Love in Cyberspace— a Radio Talk
In the past, people spent a lot of time communicating with their friends face to face. This gave them the chance to meet the ones they liked and find the ones they loved. Nowadays, however, people seem to engage themselves less in this traditional type of communication but spend more time in Internet chat rooms. Those against this new
communication trend argue that looking for friendship or love online will not be successful because everything online is unreal. But here are words
of comfort for anyone who has spent more time than he should in online chat rooms — a British psychologist has found that courtships begun in
cyberspace can very well lead to true love. “Many „virtual‟ relationships
thrive once online partners meet face to face because they already know each other so well through their online encounters”, said Jeffrey Gavin, a
lecturer in psychology at the University of Bath. “Chat rooms don‟t lead
to shallow and impersonal relationships,” Gavin said in an interview. “On
the contrary, they lead to really close relationships because people express themselves more freely and are more open and honest on the Internet.” Gavin carried out in-depth interviews with 42 regular chat room users aged 19 to 26. Of the volunteers he studied, 29 reported close friendships or romantic relationships with people they met online, with 21 progressing to be married. “What tends to happen is that, when they meet,
it‟s a very smooth transition from online to offline because they know
each other so well,” said Gavin, who presented his findings to the annual conference of the British Psychological Society in Blackpool.
1. They met and communicated with each other face to face.
2. They spend time chatting with each other in Internet chat rooms.
3. He is a lecturer in psychology at the University of Bath.
4. Regular chat room users aged 19 to 26.
5. The annual conference of the British Psychological Society in
Listening Task 2
1. Topic: Love in Cyberspace
2. General belief: Chat rooms lead to shallow and impersonal
Reason: Everything online is unreal.
3. Gavin‟s opinion: Courtships begun in cyberspace can very well
lead to true love.
Reason: People express themselves more freely and are more open
and honest on the Internet, so their relationships develop very
Factual evidence for the argument: Out of 42 people studied, 29 of
them reported close friendships or romantic relationships with
people they met online, and 21 got married.
1. Those against this new trend argue that looking for friendship or love online will not be successful because everything online is unreal.
2. Here are words of comfort for anyone who has spent more time than
he should in online chat rooms.
3. Many “virtual” relationships thrive once online partners meet face to
face because they already know each other so well through their
4. What tends to happen is that, when they meet, it‟s a very smooth
transition from online to offline because they know each other so