Unit 2 Working the land
The third period Using Language (Organic Farming) Aims To help students read the passage Organic Farming. To help students to use the language by reading, l
istening, speaking and writing. Procedures I. Warming up Warming up by listening and reading aloud Language is created to be listened to and spoken first. So open your book to page 13 and read it aloud while listening to the recording. Watch your pauses between the thought groups. II. Guided reading 1. Reading and translating
Read the text sentence by sentence, and put it into Chinese. Who will be the first to try. I will only have four of you to do this task. OK, Wang Shan. You got it, the opportunity, I mean. 2. Reading and underlining
Next you are to read and underline all the useful expressions or collocations in the passage. Copy them to your notebook after class as homework. 3. Doing exercises
Now you are going to do exercises No. 1, 2 and 3 on page 14 following the article. 4. Listening
For listening turn to page 14 and then 15 for the listening exercises 1, 2 and 3. Are you ready? 5. Reading, speaking and writing
When trying to argue people into or out of doing something we may use the following expressions: I would rather? I’d prefer?because Should I / we?? This is good value because? I don’t like?because? It’s a great pity that? It’s better to? If I have a choice I’d
choose?because What is the advantage of?? You need to?
In pairs you are to make up a dialogue to argue each other into or out adopting organic farming. I will argue with your monitor, Liang Bochao. Get started. III. Guided writing 1. Writing a poster
Writing a poster which includes all the information about the uses of computer so that you will encourage more farmers to buy and use. You are asked to base your poster on the overall pattern of the article you learned Organic Farming. Limit your poster to between 200 and 250 words. 2. Writing a speech
Write a speech for Professor Yuan Longping. He is to attend an international conference on modern agriculture. You may also make use of the library and network resources for the task. IV. Further applying Finding information Read online to find as much information as possible about Professor Yuan Longping and his research group. Share your findings with you partner next time you are here. Writing a report Go back home to interview your parents or your grandparents about China’s agriculture, its past and present situations. Write a report in English in about 500 words as a weekly project.
Acting a text play Turn either one of the two articles into a text play. Rehearse it and play it in front of the class. The play shall last at least 10 minutes. IV. Closing down Closing down by filling a form To end the period please fill in the form below. What is organic farming? definition characteristics potentials Closing down by imaging Imagine and write about what the agriculture will be like 50 years from now in the future. Use your imagination to compete for “wild thinking prize”.
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