灌云县第一中学备课笔记 20 12 年 9 月 28 日
课题;M9U4 Unit 4 Behind beliefs Word power
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After learning this section, the students will be presented different expressions 知识目标 related to religious and some religious words.
1. They will read a passage about religions around the world and then learn some
religious expressions that are used in everyday English without religious 教学目标 能力目标 meaning.
2. Exercises are designed for students to practice and reinforce the new
vocabulary they have just learnt.
情感目标 Through the teamwork, students will realize the importance of cooperation.
How to develop the students’ abilities in some religious expressions 教学重点
Students are expected to make themselves familiar with the expressions related to 教学难点 religion.
Step 1 Lead-in
1. Holy places of different religions
Show students pictures of temples of Buddhism.
Temples are a good choice for Buddhists to worship in, and where do other religious people go to worship?
2. Introduction of mosque
What are the architectural features of a mosque?
It is said that the first mosque was built based on the structure of Muhammad’s house in the city of Medina. Basically, a mosque consists of a courtyard, a domed hall and a fountain. Before prayer, people need to wash themselves in the fountain and then they can worship in the courtyard or the hall facing the holy city of Mecca. The wall facing Mecca is called qibla. It is not allowed to draw human forms in the mosque, so all the decorations appear as shapes such as circles and squares.
3. Other places for worship
Show pictures and introduce.
Christians worship in a church.
Jews pray in a synagogue and rest.
灌云县第一中学备课笔记 20 12 年 9 月 28 日
Hindus worship at a Hindu temple.
Step 2 Religions around the world
1. Common features
There are so many beliefs or religions, what else do you think that they
have something in common?
1. Different from superstition, which has no central beliefs. 2. Encourage people to do good. 3. Have a power to call on people to devote themselves
to that religion. 4. Sometimes restrictive or judgmental of people’s lives. 5. Help people live their lives in a positive way. 6. Motivate people to be
compassionate, kind and loving.
2. More information about different religions.
Read the short passage on Page 54 Part A. Try to find the following information and fill in the blanks.
What are the most popular religions in the world?
What do we call the people who believe in a religion?
Step 3 Religious words
1. lead-in—the word ‘Bible’
Question: Does Bible always mean Bible book?
The Bible, as the written word of God, is the essential text of Christianity.
e.g. The Michelin guide is my Bible when I go to France.
Question: Can you tell me some words or expressions related to religion? 2. Analysis of three examples of religious words
• Sarah felt that an angel from heaven was helping her.
• To my uncle, my cousin was a little angel.
• The Bible talks about the devil as the source of evil in the world.
• I was a naughty child—a real little devil.
3. Finish Exercise B on Page 55.
Answers: soul, angel, devil
4. Complementary religious words