Unit 2 Wish You Were Here
Teaching Aims: 1. Train the students’ writing and speaking abilities. 2. Get the students to talk about making a travel leaflet. 3. Get the students to cooperate with others.
Teaching Important Points:
1. Finish the task of making a travel leaflet to train the students’ speaking ability. 2. Get the students to cooperate with others.
Teaching Difficult Point:
How to help the students finish the talks of writing and speaking.
Teaching Methods: 1. Reading, talking and writing to improve students’ integrating skills.
2. Individual, pair work and group work to make every student take an active part in class.
3. Discussion to help the students cooperate.
1. The multimedia 2. The blackboard
Teaching Procedures; Step 1 Greeting and Lead-in
(Show the students some beautiful pictures of Shangri-la on the screen)
Do you know where this is? Shangri-la.
Are you tired of seeing the same view out of your window? Do you wish you
could travel and see beautiful places all over the world? Today, you are going to do some research and make a travel leaflet for a place you want to visit.
Read the passage and answer:
1.What information can you get from the titles? It’s about the world famous Chinese Shangri-la. We can learn about its history,
location, scenery, and weather.
2.Who first talked about Shangri-la?James Hilton, a British writer, wrote the novel Lost Horizon in 1933. 3.What does the word Shangri-la mean?
It means the sun and the moon in one’s heart. Today it has become a common English word, meaning heaven on the Earth.
4. Where is Shangri-la?It is in the southwest of China, 659 kilometers away from
5. Try to find out the sentences used to describe the beauty of Shangri-la.
? …from a beautiful picture that will make any viewers speechless. ? …a beautiful kingdom where three rivers joined together, snow-capped mountains reached to the sky, and fields of long grass covered the earth.
? Lakes, surrounded by vast grasslands, look like jewels. Sheep, cows and horses feed freely on the green grass and the forests around are home to lots of birds and animals. Step 3 Read the passage againand find out the writing features of a travel leaflet.
? brief introduction of the place
? history and specialities ? description of the scenery of the place
? how to get to the place
? what the weather is like (1) Introducing the project:
Make a travel leaflet about the place you would like to visit most.
Ask students to work in small groups. First let them answer the questions in this part
to discuss the place to be designed inthe leaflet. Then they should discuss the layout of the leaflet, and divide the work each group member will do to collect the
information needed. At last they are to decide when they will finish what they should do.
Students meet, discuss and choose the information each group member has
collected. Then they should find photos and artwork to illustrate the leaflet they had
made. (4) Producing
Students each write a section of the leaflet. They should put what they have written together and add photos or illustrations. They must proofread the story to correct
mistakes if there are any. New ideascan be added. Now the leaflet is finished.
Students present their leaflets to the whole class by taking turns to talk about each
sectionof their leaflets. Everyone ineachgroup should have a chance to speak. Ask students to display the whole leaflet for the rest of the class to see. They can put up their leaflets on the walls in the classroom.
1.Do Parts D1 and D2 on page 91 in Workbook.
2.Review words and phrases in this unit. Good staying with you!Thank you for your cooperation!
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