Then ask them to practice Activities 1~4 on pages 6~7. For the first time, ask the students to number the things they talk about.
T: Today we?re going to listen to a conversation about the George?s tour around California. He is phoning home to talk to his friend Christie. What are they talking about? Now listen and find out. Then number the things you hear on the tape. Then ask them to complete the postcard George wrote. T: Now listen again and complete the postcard George wrote.
Check the answers by asking some students to read the completed postcard. Ask the students to listen to the tape and discuss the questions in pairs and write some of the things Christie says in pairs. Check the answers. Speaking
For Activity 5, let them discuss in groups of 4 and later ask some of them to give their opinions.
Show the following.
1. The function of comments and questions: · Encourage and stimulate others to further efforts; · Follow up correct or incorrect answers; · Arouse others? imagination and creation; · Motivate others to search out new knowledge;
· Make the students think and help them clarify concepts, thoughts and problems; · Get them to master an array of techniques for effective questioning in class; · Have others to express their ideas and views thoroughly; · Show respect by making sure you understand the listener?s words. 2. It?s important to indicate that you are paying attention to others? words. · It?s good manners to be polite to others with good education; · Make your communication smoothly; · Improve your relationship with each other;
· Show your respect to others? opinions and statements; · Get others to feel happy and comfortable;
· Encourage others to develop their fullest level; · Ask others to be self-confident to be successful; · Have others to make the fullest expressions.
2. While you are listening to others, you can ask questions and make comments according different situations.
Step Ⅲ Reading
Ask the students to look at the given photos and read the George?s diary on pages 8 quickly. Then practice Activity 1 and fill in the chart in pairs.
T: Look at George?s photos on page 8. These are things he saw in San Francisco. Now read the diary he wrote quickly and find out the day he saw these things under the photos.
Ask the students to check the answers with their partners. Show the following on the screen.
For Activity 2, ask students to read the George?s diary on page 8 carefully and then answer the questions in pairs. Check the answers with the whole class.
Ask the students to read the diary again by themselves. Then discuss in groups of 4 and practice Activities 3~4. A few minutes later, ask some of them to show their work. Sample answers: Reasons for omitting:
1. Some unimportant, unnecessary, uninteresting little words like pronouns “we”, “I”,
articles “a”, “the”, or prepositions. If omitted, the meaning can?t be affected and misunderstood by others.
2. Just keep the key words without explaining more in details. Ask students to rewrite the diary entry. A sample version:
On the next day, I teamed up with a couple from my hotel (Peter and Terri) and hired a car. We spent all day driving around city. There?s a great drive marked out for tourists. It has blue and white signs with seagulls on them to show way to go. It?s a 79km round-trip that takes in all the famous spots. We stopped many times to admire the view and take photographs. Now we have really good idea of what the city?s like. In the evening, I went to Chinatown with Peter and Terri. Chinese immigrants settled in this area in the 1850s. The fronts of the buildings are decorated to look like old buildings in southern China. There are some interesting temples here, and a number of markets and a great many restaurants. Also there are art galleries and a museum containing documents, photographs and all sorts of objects about the history of Chinese immigration, but it?s closed in the evening. We will go back during the day. We had a delicious meal and then walked back down the hill to our hotel.
Step Ⅳ Homework
Ask the students to finish Activity 5 on page 9. Show the following on the screen. Description of a place
Just as an artist uses paint to create a picture, a writer uses words to create a description... Desriptive writing creates a picture of a person, place, thing or event. A description essay is generally developed through sensory details. Here are some tips about the description.
1. Selecting details: The writer should choose those that help to bring out the dominant characteristic.
2. Catching the features of the place: You should mainly write about the things that make it different from other places.
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