1. 我的叔叔经常询问我的学习情况. asks me ______ My uncle often _____ about my study.
英语杂志. to learn the way _____ He said the best _____
by reading newspaper. new words was _____
tapes is a good way to Listening _____ to ______ _________
learn English. 4. 他们以中文结束了对话. up __________ speaking in Chinese. end _____ They _____
1.Do you have any difficulties in learning English? 2.What’s your difficulties?
1a Learning English can be difficult. What things are difficult for you? Read the list. Check (?) the statements that are true for you.
I can’t pronounce some of the words. I can’t understand spoken English. I read very slowly.
I can’t spell some English words. I make mistakes in grammar.
1b What other things are difficult for you? Make a list.
1. I don’t know how to use commas.
? I have a problem. I can’t remember the new words.
? I can’t pronounce some of the words. ? I can’t understand spoken English.
? I read very slowly. ? I don’t know how to speak English well. ? I always make mistakes in grammar.
2a Paul is learning English. Listen and check (?)the learning challenges he talks about.
1. ? can’t get the pronunciation right 2. forget a lot of new words 3. ? can’t always understand when people talk to me
can’t understand the words in magazines
don’t get much writing practice
2b Listen again. Match the challenges in 2a with the solutions. Solutions
2 a. You can always write the new words in
your notebook and study them at home.
You should find a pen pal.
c. 1 Listening can help. d. 3 Why don’t you join an English language club to practice speaking English?
2c PAIRWORK Role play conversations using the information from activities 2a and 2b.
A: I don’t have a partner to practice English with. B: Maybe you should join an English
3a Read the article. Then read the statements about the article. Write “T”(for true) or “F”(for false). How I learned to learn English Last year my English class was difficult for me. First of all, it wasn’t easy for me to understand the teacher when she talked to the class. To begin with, she spoke too quickly, and I couldn’t understand every word. Later on, I realized that it doesn’t matter if you don’t understand every word. Also I was afraid to speak in class, because I thought my classmate might laugh at me.I couldn’t always make complete sentences, either. first of all 首先;第一 laugh at sb笑话;取笑(某人) later on 以后;随后 complete adj. 完整的;完全的 be afraid to do sth害怕去做… sentence n. 句子 be afraid of sth/doing sth make a sentence 造句 be afraid+that引导的从句
Then I started to watch English language TV. It helped a lot. I think that doing lots of listening practice is one of the secrets of becoming a good language learner. Another thing that I found very difficult was English Grammar. So I decided to take lots of grammar notes in every class. Then I started to write my own original sentences using the grammar I was learning. It’s amazing how much this helped. Now I am enjoying learning English and I got an A this term. My teacher is very impressed. secret n.秘密;机密 take notes 做笔记;做记录 learner n.学习者 enjoy doing 喜欢做…乐于 term n.学期
做v. …使感动…;给…深刻印象 impress impress sth on sb /impress sb with sth 使某人铭记某事
True or false
The writer found learning English difficult because… 1.The teacher’s pronunciation was poor. F 2. People always laughed at her when she spoke. F
3. She had trouble making complete sentences. T 4. English grammar was difficult. T 5. Going out with English speaking friends. F 6. Lots of listening practice. T 7. Using grammar in original sentences.
表示顺序或承接的连词或词组: first of all 首先 to begin with 一开始 later on 后来，随后 also 也，而且（用于肯定句） either 也（用于否定句） so 因此 then 然后
(3b, 3c: P6)
Dear Li Lei, I know it isn’t easy to learn English well, but I have some ideas that may help. You said you couldn’t understand people who talked fast. Well, you can try to listen for the most important words, not every word. You can also do lots of
listening practice. I think it’s one of the secrets of becoming a good language learner. Another thing that I think important is English grammar. In order to learn it well, you have to take a lot of grammar notes in every class. You can write English sentences using the grammar you
are learning. You can also read more English books. Reading is as important as listening for us to learn English well. If you do so, I believe that you can learn English very well later on. Yours, Meimei
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