Module 8 Public holiday
Unit 2 As soon as it’s 12 o’clock
?外语教学与研究出版社 《英语》新标准 初中二年级下?
By Chen Yunshan(陈韵珊)
准 初中二年级下Module 8 Public holiday Unit 2 As soon as it’s 12 o’clock的Reading
1. To understand how people in the New York celebrate the New Year.
2. To know and use the key words learnt in this unit to complete the short passage
3. To write New Year’s resolutions
1. Vocabulary: Structure: Adverbial clauses with while, when, before, until or
as soon as.
4.Properties: Tape recorder; computer.
Step1 Revision and presentation
1. T: Good morning, boys and girls. I’m very boring now. My penfriend,Candy sent stme some letters. But I lost one of them. The date is January 1. (Write the date
on the blackboard.) Can you help me to find it out?
S?: Yes, we can.
T: Who wants to help me? Please raise your hands. (Give the letters to them.) Please read the date for us one by one. (When the student read the date, show the
date on the screen.)
stnd May, 2 February, 1 rdth3 March, 13 April, thth20 June, 16 August, st 1 January
S?:„„ stS6: 1 January.
T: Yes, it is. This letter is from Candy. Candy is an American girl. She lives
in New York. They don’t celebrate the New Year in the same way. Do you want
to know how do they celebrate the New Year. S?: Yes, we do.
T: Let me show you the letter from Candy. (Read the letter with the students.)
The letter from Candy (on the screen)
Dear Wing, st, but people start In our country, the New Year begins on January 1 stcelebrating on December 31, New Year’s Eve. In New York many people go to celebrate in Times Square. While they’re waiting for the New Year, they listen to music, sing traditional songs and have fun. Just before 12 o’clock, everyone counts down from 10: 10, 9, 8 „ As soon as it’s 12 o’clock, everyone shouts very loudly, “Happy New Year!” and they say, “Out with the old year and in with the new!” suddenly there are fireworks and special drinks. Sometimes people sing an old song called Auld Lang Syne. Best wishes, Candy
Explain some point:
?Times Square: Times Square is in the middle of Manhattan, it named after Times
House. It’s famous for lots of theatre.
?“Out with the old year and in with the new!”
? Auld Lang Syne.
2. T: According Candy’s letter, we know about the people in New York how
to celebrate the New Year. Ok, now please answer the following
questions. Look at the screen.
1. Where do many people in New York go to celebrate the New Year?
(Many people go to ) Time Square.
2. What song do people sing at the New Year?
. Sometimes people sing Auld Lang Syne
3. What special things happen at twelve o’clock?
There are fireworks and special drinks.
3. (Finish all the question)
T: Yesterday, I read a report about the people all over the world how to enjoy
their New Year’s Day. In Thailand, their New Year is on 13th April. The people
decorate the elephants with flowers, and they wear colorful and carry plates
of water. And water to others. The water means lucky.
st In India, the New Year’s Day is on 31 October. The people have five
days off to celebrate the new year. The first day, the people cry all morning. They mustn’t be angry with others.
4. T: Now let’s read the report about the people in New York how to enjoy their New Year. Please look at the screen.
New Year’s Day
New Year’s Day is often a family day. Some people relax at home. Some
families get together for a special meal with grandparents, aunts, uncles and
T: In the passage. we know that.(Point to the screen.)
The New Year (in New York)—— a family day
Activities: ?To relax at home.
?To get together with a special meal. T: Well done! I have some questions. Can you help me to solve the problems?
?To go out for a walk( the weather is fine.)
1. What special things do people do on New Year’s Day?
They made a list of resolutions and read it to their family or
2. What New Year resolutions do students often make?
“I’ll help out more at home. I will work harder at school”
or “I won’t spend so much time playing video games.”
T: We know in New York, on New Year’s Day, many people make resolutions for the New
Year. Such as “I will help out more at home. I will work harder at school.” or
“I won’t spend so much time playing video games.” Here I have some cards I want
you all to make resolutions for this term. For example, if I want to study hard.
I can make a resolution like this, “in the past I was very lazy with my school
work, but this year I will work harder”.
Look! There are some little cards in my hand. And I want you can write your
resolution on the card. And then I will ask some people to read the resolution
to us. Ok let’s go.
T: (After two minutes.) You please. (Ask some student to read.) S1: „.
Step3 Reading and Exercises
T: You all did a good job. After class I will show all your resolutions on the
blackboard. Now please open your book on page66, and listen to the tape. T: Listen again. And read after the tape.
T: look at page67; let’s do part4.Complete the passage with the words and expressions
in the box. Read the words after me. (and the call back the answers from the class.)
count down fireworks get together party resolutions special spend suddenly traditional
New Year’s Eve is a (1) _________ time for us. We live in New York, and we often
go to a big New Year’s Eve (2) in_________ Times Square. We (3) _________ with
our friends and sing (4) _________ songs while we wait for the New Year. Then (5)
_________, just before midnight, the music stops. We all (6) _________ from ten
to zero. Then the (7) _________ begin. I love the bright lights, but the noise makes
me jump. We all say “Happy New Year” to our friends.
I usually(8) _________ New Year’s(9) _________Day at home with my family. We
write our New Year’s together. We all promise to work hard and help each other
T: Today, we know how people in the New York celebrate the New Year. And how to write
the resolutions. Please pay attention to some words and phrases. Look at the screen
and read after me. And make some sentences by yourselves.
ending; beginning; all over; depend on; count down; get together;
resolution; list; a list of; help out; promise.
T: Finally, bring a song to you. Auld Lang Syne(友谊地久天长). Just enjoy it.
Auld Lang Syne(友谊地久天长)
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
for the sake of auld lang syne.
If you ever change your mind,
but I living, living me behind,
oh bring it to me, bring me your sweet loving,
bring it home to me.
bring it home to me.Yeah~ Yeah
It's my favorit.Thank you for download .
I wanna be your friend, please add me !: )
I'll give you jewelry and money too.
That' s all all I'll do for you.
Darling you know I laughed when you left,
but now I know that I only hurt myself.
Please bring it to me,bring your sweet sweet love,
bring it home to me, bring it home to me.
For auld lang syne my dear,
for auld lang syne,
5 we'll take a cup of kindness yet
for the sake of auld lang syne.