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 Project
主备；张小平 柴东方 上课时间； 月 日 执教；
After reading a report about a historic religious site “The White Horse Temple”,
知识目标 the students will be able to know about the oldest Buddhist temple in China and
what needs to be covered in a report like this.
1.The students will also have the chance to practise their listening, speaking, 教学目标 reading and writing abilities while participating in classroom activities. 能力目标 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 can develop their creativity and imagination.
Practise their listening, speaking, reading and writing abilities 教学重点
Students are expected to make themselves familiar with some important 教学难点 expressions.
Step 1 Lead in
Q: Do you know which Buddhist temple is the oldest in China?
Then present two pictures of the White Horse Temple and students will know
that the White Horse Temple is the oldest Buddhist temple in China.
Step 2 Reading comprehension
1. Analyse the structure of the report
Listen to a report about a historic religious site The White Horse Temple.
While listening, please find out what aspects about the White Horse Temple
the report mainly covers.
Then ask the students to answer the following questions.
Q: What aspects about the White Horse Temple does the report mainly
Part 1 Para 1 A brief introduction of the temple
Read Para 1 again and fill in the blanks:
The White Horse Temple is __________ in ___________, Henan Province
in the ___________ east of China. Being the ________ _________ temple
in China, it _________ one of the most __________ temples in all of
Answers: located; Luoyang; central; first; Buddhist; is/remains; important
Show pictures of different halls and rooms;
The ______ known _________ pagoda in China, Qiyun Pagoda, _____ stories tall, stands in the ___________ corner of the complex. The pagoda ______ the tombs of the two _______ monks who originally travelled to China.
Answers: first; Buddhist; 13; south-east; houses; Indian
灌云县第一中学备课笔记 20 12 年 9 月 28 日
Ask about things that make the White Horse Temple important
• It is not only the oldest Buddhist temple in China, but also the oldest
one still in use.
• Buddhism spread from here to other parts of China and Asia and
remains important today as a holy Buddhist site.
• It has a lot of history.
• The new Indian-style pagoda, located west of the White Horse
Temple, represents the friendship between India and China.
• It is one of the first historic buildings the government listed to
receive special state protection.
• It is a famous tourist attraction and will remain a popular sightseeing
Step 3 Project
1. Guidelines for writing a report about a historic religious site.
I am sure you have known a lot about the famous religious site “The White Horse Temple” after reading the report and know how to write a report like
this. It’s your turn to write your own report about a historic religious site. Then the students are required to answer the following questions.
Q: What do you think can be covered in your own report? (PPT 26)
A: A brief introduction of the religious site
Take out your notes about historic religious sites you took yesterday. Work in groups of four and discuss the following for two minutes. (PPT
• Decide which historic religious site your group will write about.
• Choose from your notes things to be covered in your report.
• Decide how many paragraphs yow will write and make sure each of
you has to write at least one paragraph.
• Discuss how to organize all the paragraphs in a good order and what
will be the structure of your report.