1、 Master these words and phrases, e.g: cattle, cowboy, ranch etc. 2、 Understand the passage.
3、 To learn the cowboy’s life.
二、Teaching important point:
Let Ss understand the passage.
三、Teaching difficult point:
How to improve Ss’ reading ability.
Step 1、 Lead in ，
Let Ss watch video:冒险王“疯狂牛仔牧场”
Step 2、 Free Talk:
Ask Ss some questions. Present some new words by talking with Ss.
1. What can you see in the video? (Present the words: farm/ranch—rancher;
2. Would you like to experience the life of a cowboy?
Please describe the image of a cowboy. (What do cowboys often wear?)
(Present the words and phrases: image; a big hat; jeans; big boots)
What can the cowboy’s hat be used for?
3. What’s a cowboy’s job?
Do they often carry a gun to chase outlaws?
(Present the words and phrases: raise cattle; carry a gun to chase outlaws; rarely)
Step 3、Read new words:
Ss read the new words and phrases after the teacher.
Then Ss practise and read together.
Step 4、Fast Reading:
Read the passage quickly, and match the main idea with each paragraph.
Para. 1 A. Cowboys became a sensation and the life of the modern
cowboys has greatly changed.
Para. 2 B. Not all the images in the films about cowboys are right
Para..3 C. Real cowboys are a little different from the moving picture
Step 5、Careful Reading
1、 What is the character of a cowboy?
He is a man of ___________, a man of ________________and________________
2、 Which is not the moving picture image of an American cowboy?
A、 A cowboy wears a big hat and rides a strong horse under the wide, open skies of the
B、He can jump from the top of a building onto a waiting horse.
C、He is a man of few words.
D、He is simply a farm worker on horseback.
3、 All of the films show the real life of cowboys. ( T or F )
Present the sentence: Not all the images are true.
(Not 与不定代词all, every, both等词连用均表示部分否定.)
T: Not all the images are true. So let’s read Para. 2 and learn a cowboy’s real life.
1！ Cowboys often carried a gun or chased outlaws. ( T or F )
2！ How long did a cowboy have to work a day in the outdoors?
3！What do you think of cowboys’ work?
(The work was dirty, tiring and not well-paid.)
T: Hard as life was(尽管生活艰难， , cowboys were optimistic(乐观的，and worked hard.
The cowboy has become the great culture hero of Americans？美国人真正的文化象征，.
1. When is the golden time for the cowboys?
2. Ranchers could raise cattle at low cost？以低成本， and send them east by railroad.(T/F)
Here “raise” is the same meaning as_____.
A .He is a farmer and raises horses.
B. If you know the answer, please raise your hand.
C. He raised his voice to be heard clearly by others.
3. Why could ranchers raise cattle at low cost and send them east by railroad?
New ways ________________________________________.
At the same time, ________________________________________.
4. When did cowboys’ life change greatly?
5. Please say something about modern cowboys’ life.
( trucks; helicopters; cowgirls)
Step 6: Consolidation:
Complete the passage with proper words. The first letter of the word has been given.
The cowboy has become the great c______ hero of Americans. A cowboy always wears
a big h____ and rides a strong h_____. In the film, he can j_____ from the top of a
building onto a waiting horse. And he often carried a g___ or c____ outlaws. In fact, a
real cowboy was just a farm worker on h________. The work was dirty, t_____ and not
well-paid. His main job was to m____ the cattle to the nearest railroad. Hard a___ life
was, the cowboys were outgoing. They sang songs and c_____ their own ones.
Step 7: Homework:
1. Try to find the useful words and phrases in the text and copy them twice to keep them
2. Finish off the exercises of lesson 26 in the workbook