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    Unit 1 Where is your pen pal from?

Teaching aims:

    1Talk about where people are from

    2Talk about nationality, nation and language 3Talk about where people live

    4Change your own information with your pen pals Important and difficult points:

    1 Language structures:

    (1). Where is /are… from?

    (2). Where do/does … live?

    (3). What language do /does…speak?

    2Useful words and phrases:

     Words: Canada, France, Japan, the United States, Singapore, Australia, the United Kingdom,

    English, French, Japanese

     Phrases: come from, live in, live on, a little, in school, at school, tell…about, like going to the


    3Grammar language:

     (1). Special question with where

     (2). Noun changes into adjective word, for example country change into nationality and

    language and people.

    4 The names of the countries and the languages. 5 How to use the students learn, especially in writing. Teaching design:

    Period 1: Section A (1a2d)

    Period 2: Section A (3a---4)

    Period 3: Section B (1---2c)

    Period 4: Section B (3a---3c)

    Period 5: Self-check

    Period One

Teaching aims:

    1. Learn the countries and cities.

    2. Learn to how to ask and answer where the people live.

    Teaching points:

    1. Vocabularies: the words of the countries and the cities, pen pal, live (in) 2. Sentences: Where is your pen pal from? He/She is from….

    Where does he /she live? He/She lives in…..

    Teaching difficulties:

    1. Students learn the new words of the countries and the cities and learn how to ask and answer

    the people where they live.

    2. How to use the special questions with where.

    Teaching steps:

    Step 1 Warming-up

    1. Share an English song.

    2. Greetings.

    3. T: What did you do during the winter holiday?

    Collect different answers (e.g. watch TV, go shopping, play with the computer, etc) Step 2 Presentation

    1. T: During the winter holiday, I made some pen pals from different countries on internet.

    Teach “pen pal” on the Bb. Ask Ss “Do you have a pen pal?”(Yes/No.) and show them the map of the world and let the students guess what countries they are from( they can use Chinese if they can’t.) Then teach the names of the countries on the map.

    2. After learning the names of the countries on the map, show the different flags and let students say the names again. Meanwhile show some stars to present “He/She is from…...”

    Step 3 Pair work

    Show the people of cartoons from different countries. Students ask and answer in pairs: “Where is……from? He/She is from…”

    Step 4 Listening

    Work on 1a and 1b. Listen and repeat (1a). Listen and circle (1b). Step 5 Guessing game

    T says some information and ask the students to guess who she is. For example: She is a girl. She

    is from China. And she plays ping pong very well. Students go on until they guess she is Wang

    Nan. Then present “She lives in Beijing.” And show the pictures.

    Step 6 Learning

    1. Look at the pictures, and learn the names of the cities in different countries. And tell them some

    cultures in the different countries.

    2. Work on 2a. Let Ss say like “Sydney is in Australia.”

    3. Ss ask and answer in pairs.

    Step 7 Listening

    1. Work on 2b. Listen and circle.

    2. Listen and complete the chart.(2c)

    Step 8 Homework

    1. Copy the new words 5 times.

    2. Read the text 3times.And make questions about Jodie in 2c.

    Period Two

Teaching aims:

    1. Learn the languages.

    2. Talk about nationality, cities people live and languages. Key points:

    1. Word: language

    2. Sentences: What language do/does…speak? They speak…./He/ She speaks……..

    Teaching difficulties:

    Ss use the sentences they learned to communicate with their partners about their pen pals.

    Teaching steps:

Step 1 Warming-up and revision

    1. Greetings.

    2. Revise the new words and the sentences with the Ss.

    3. Game: “Where is Sydney? It’s in ….” One by one in groups. See which group does best. (4)

    4. Pairs ask and answer the picture using “Where is …from? He/She is from…” “Where does

    he/she live? He/She lives in ….”

    Step 2 Presentation

    T: They are from different countries. And they speak different languages.

     Do you know what languages they speak?

    Talk about the children on the map. See how many languages the Ss know and teach the new words like “Japanese, French”.

    Step 3 Task One

    1. Match the countries and the languages. “What languages do they speak in…? They

    speak… China/Australia/…”

    2. Work on 3a.

    Step 4 Pair work

    1. Talk about some famous people about their names, nationalities, cities, languages, hobbies, etc. First T practices with Ss, then S1 does it with Ss, finally practice it in pairs. Some pairs make a drill in front of the class.

    2. Ss talk about themselves with their partner. Use “Where are you from? Where do you live? What language do you speak? What do you like?” etc.

    Step 5 Task Two-Choosing a pen pal

    1. T: Do you have a pen pal? (Yes/No.) I have one.

    Show the picture. Ask Ss to ask me some questions about my pen pal. See who can ask more questions.

    2. T: What kind of pen pals do you want? Why?

    Group work. Get students choose their favorite pen pals from other countries according to the pictures given by teacher.

    Ss ask each other in their group.

    3. Report: Some Ss say their favorite pen pals in front of the class.

    e.g. My pen pal is… He/She is from… He/She is.. years old. He/She lives in …He/She

    speaks….. He/She likes….

    Step 6 Exercise

    Do some exercises on the slide. See if Ss have problem and help them. Step 6 Homework

    1. Practice the dialogues with their partners.

    2. Suppose the Ss meet their favorite star in the street, and what questions you can ask the star.

    Period Three

Teaching aims:

    Learn to communicate with their partners about their pen pals in English. Ability aims:

    Through Group work, improve the Ss’ ability of cooperation.

    Teaching difficulty:

    How to read pen pal’s letters in English and share the information in the letters with your partners.

    Teaching steps:

    Step 1 Warming-up

    1. Greetings.

    2. Have a chat.

Step 2 Revision

    Check the homework. Ask Ss to act it out when they meet their favorite star in the street.

Step 3 Practice

    1. Section B , Part 1. Match the countries with their languages.

    2. Memory game Let the Ss repeat the following sentences:

    People in China speak Chinese. People in Japanese speak Japanese. People in the USA, UK, Australia and Canada speak English. People in Singapore speak English and Chinese. People in

    France speak French.

Step 4 Listening

    1. Work on 2a, listen and number the questions they hear.

    2. 2b. Play the tape again and write short answers to the questions in 2a. 3. Show a card about Lucy on the slide. Ss complete the chart and let Ss say something about

    Lucy’s pen pal. Ss can share some ides in class.

Step 5 Pair work

    Practice the conversation of 2a in pairs

    Pay attention to the language points:

    Does she have any brothers and sisters? (any … and)

    Does she speak English? (Write them on the Bb)

    2c The Ss makes up their own dialogue about more information of their pen pals by using the drills in 2a.

Step 6 Task One

    Six Ss a group. Give every group a letter in not an order. Ask the Ss to read the letter and put the letter in an order. And T asks the following questions:

    1. Where is So-Young from

    2. What languages does she speak

    3. What does she want

    4. Does she have any brothers or sisters

    5. What does she like

    6.What’s her favorite subject

    T Gives the Ss several minutes. Some groups answer the questions and report about So-Young.

Step 7 Task Two

    1. T gives every student an English letter and a chart before the lesson. Ss read their letters and underline the key words. T asks some questions like:

    (1) What’s your pen pal’s name?

    (2) Where is he/she from?

    (1) What language does he/she speak?

    (2) Where does he/she live?

    2.Divide Ss in groups of four. Ss fill in the chart with the information they get from other group

    members by asking.

    3.Tell the Ss to give the whole class a report. Other Ss can take notes (write the Ss’ names which

    their pen pal are from the same country with you.)

Step 8 Homework

    1. Copy the new words they learned today and the sentences in 2a 2. The Ss whose pen pals are from the same country collect some information about the country

    (如? 风土人情;文化习俗等)

    Period Four

    Teaching aims:

    1. Train Ss’ ability of reading.

    2. Learn to ask the information (e.g. nationality, cities people live, languages and their hobbies


    3. Learn write a reply to their pen pals.


    1. Talk about countries, nationalities, cities and languages; 2. Ask and tell where people live.

    Learning Strategies

    1. Revise the knowledge they learned.

    2. Train the students’ ability of reading.

    3. Use the knowledge they learned in the life.( e-mail, MSN, OICQ) Teaching difficulty:

    1. Use the knowledge they learned in their life.

    2. How to write an e-mail introducing themselves to their pen pals.

    Teaching steps:

Step 1 Warming-up and revision

    1. Greetings.

    2. Revise the new words and expressions.

    3. Revise the conversations they learned the last day.

    4. Some Ss report their collection in the homework.

Step 2: Reading.

    1. The students open the books, turn to Page 6 and read the first letter. After that, the students

    answer three simple questions.

    2. The students read after the tape and go on answering some more questions. 3.Design a card about Bob. Ask individual Ss to complete it.

    4. Some Ss say something about Bob.

Step 3 Competition

    Work on 3b. Divide the Ss into two groups, and complete the pen pal’s letter with the information on the slide more quickly. Check the answers with the Ss. Then close the books, See which pairs

    ask and answer some questions better and more quickly in front of the class.

Step 4 Pair work

    1. The students read the letters that the teacher gives them and then choose one pen pal they like.

    2. The partner asks the student some questions about the pen pal’s letter and then help the partner

    to fill in “ID card of my partner’s pen pal.”

    ID card of my partner’s pen pal

    Name: __________ _

    Age: ____________ From: __________ _

    Languages: _______________________


     Like: _______________________________


    Favorite: __________________________


3. Do a report.

     My partner’s name is __________. His new pen pal’s name is __________. He is

    _______ years old. He is from __________. He lives in ___________. At school, he likes

    ______________. His favorite ___________ is __________________…

    I think he can be my partner’s pen pal. Do you think so?

Step 5 Group work

    1. Discussion: In your group, do you like your pen pals? Who likes? Why? ( Tell some reasons )

    2. Report.

    In our group, ________of us like his pen pal. Because his ideal pen pal …

    Step 6 Big Task: Write an e-mail about yourself.. Make an information card. Then write an e-mail to your pen pal. Several minutes later, Share

    some writing in class.

Step 7 homework

    1. Read 3a again and again, then recite 3a.

    2. Write a reply to your pen pal about yourselves.

    Period Five

Teaching aims:

    1. Revise the whole unit.

    2. Learn how to introduce people ( e.g. nationality, cities people live, languages, hobbies, etc.)

    Key points:

    Words: like, dislike

    Teaching difficulty:

    Use the expressions they learned to describe their friends in their life. Teaching steps:

Step 1 Warming-up

    1. Share an English song.

    2. Greetings.

    Step 2 Revision

    1. Revise the words in Part 1.

    2. Dictation for the useful expressions.

    3. Revise the countries and the cities.

    4. Revise the languages the people from different countries speak.

    Step 3 Words revision

    Complete the words builder. (2)

    (Some good students can express their vocabulary about countries and languages) Step 4 Practice

    Give the Ss two tables, A and B. Work in pairs. Student A has Table A. Student B has Table B. Ask and answer to finish their own table.

    Step 5 Make an interview

    Task: Work in groups in fours. Make an interview to Zhou Xingchi. Then ask some students to act it out in front of the class.

    Step 6 Writing

    Part 3. First discuss and then complete the writing. Get some students to share their writings with the Ss in class.

    Step7 Debate

    Divide Ss into two groups to have a debate. Topic Having pen pals is good or not good.” A

    thinks it’s good. B thinks it isn’t good. Say the reasons. When the Ss discuss it, the teacher can give them help when they need. At last, T gives the group says the more reasons a medal. Step 8 Just for fun!

    Ss read the humorous story and share their own ideas if they can.

Step 9 Homework

    1. Revise the whole unit.

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