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5 city life& country life


vs.
Country life

Words & phrases Competition
Students from city City-related words

VS

Students from country Country-related words

skyscraper &flyover Zigzagged road

the fast paced life in the urban areas

commute to work

Hanging hot pepper herding sheep

pollution

transportation Traffic jam

Work pressure

skyrocketing house price

Entertainment

Darkness ended all the game.

Villagers & Citizens

Fashion life style

Calculating; have a mind and a heart

Hard work& Leisure work

Education

Delicious food

Family dinner

Part 1. Mind -Maps Make your own mind- maps by using city or country as a center word . Write down anything coming to your brain.3minutes to prepare.

Commute to work/ tired

bad environment unfriendly
lonely
more chances citizens

busy pollution
better hospitals

park/zoo /lab

center

City
large population
great pressure

amenities

stimulating & glamorous shopping

crowded traffic jam

eat out

suburbs郊外

work harder

no good schools/teachers /equipments vast fields to play poor education friendly/easy-going /kind hearted people quiet and calm fresh air& bright sunshine

good environment
unpolluted water green vegetables blue sky live close to nature

no pollution
larger living space less stress narrow entertainment activities

Country

simple life physical work poor transport facilities less cars /buses boring/dull zigzagged road

Part 2 Discuss the following question
As we all know, every coin has two sides, so does the city life and the country life. what’s the advantages and disadvantages between the city life and the country life? (at least 3 different points for each)

City Life and Country Life ? Advantages of living in a country:
? quiet and calm, peaceful,, living cost, larger living space, ? be friendly to each other ? be in harmony with nature, live close to nature, fresh air, bright sunshine, unpolluted water, hear singing of birds, vast fields on which to play

City Life and Country Life
Disadvantages of living in a country: ? a lack of entertainment, the only form of entertainment, watching TV, dull life, ? poor selection of goods, no good schools for kids, poor education, ? transportation and communication, not convenient, travel miles to see friends
? neighbors, too close, no secret,

City Life and Country Life
Advantages of living in big cities:
? a political, economic and cultural center, a knowledge center, industrial center, ? have access to better education, better hospitals, better medical cares, high tech, many chances, more economic opportunities, a great range of jobs, more opportunities for success ? convenient, museums(立交桥), transportation, plenty of places for entertainment, city life is never dull, diversified life, enjoy all the comforts provided by civilization

City Life and Country Life Disadvantages of living in big cities:
? quick pace of life ,rush hour, crowded buses, traffic jams /accidents ? poor housing conditions—small living space, higher living cost, overcrowded, talented people, fierce competition ? serious pollution, gray sky , noisy , streets are full of toxic/ poisonous fumes from cars , buses and factories

Part three: Group discussion
Divide students into positive group and negative group. Each group will try your best to stand your point of view and persuade your dissident (对手)within 1 minute.

Question :
Some students think living in a big city is quite better than living in a country while others don’t think so. Is city life better than country life? What’s your view?

Argument
Positive 1)Living in a big city means more opportunities for success. 2) City life is never dull. People can enjoy all the comforts provided by civilization. 3) People have access to the better education, better hospitals, better medical cares and high tech.

Negative 1)People who live in the country can be in harmony with nature. 2)Compared with citizens, people who choose to live in the country under less pressure and easier to get a job. 3).Citizens are quite indifferent and calculating while villager are kind, friendly and easy – going.

Conclusion
? Life in city and life in country are very different. It’s hard to say whether city or country is better to live in. But no matter where you live; you should have a peaceful attitude towards its advantages and disadvantages. That is the most important. In short, even though city life and country life are quiet different in many aspects, the people both in city and village have the different wonderful life!

Homework
Where do you prefer to work after your graduation, in a big city or in countryside?

The City Mouse and The Country Mouse

? What is the first place does the city mouse bring the country mouse to? What is the food there? What happened? ? What is the second place does the city mouse bring the country mouse to? What is there? What happened? ? What does the country mouse say at last? ? Repeat the story with partner.

One day, the City Mouse said to the Country Mouse, " You poor guy. I have all sorts of things to eat in the city. Please come to the city with me." The City Mouse took the Country Mouse to the kitchen cupboard. There was a bag of brown sugar. The Country Mouse began to taste it. Suddenly, the door opened, and in came the cook(厨师). The Country Mouse was frightened. "Run!" said the City Mouse.

Then the City Mouse took his friend into the cellar(地 下室). There the Country Mouse saw a piece of cheese on a little stand(置物 架). He was just about to sink his teeth into the cheese. "Stop!" cried the City Mouse, "That is a trap! Don't touch it, or you'll die." The Country Mouse was frightened again. “I think I?ll go home,” he said, “I?d rather have grain(谷物) in peace, than have brown sugar and cheese, and be frightened all the time!"

Fun Time---tongue twister(绕口令)
I wish to wish the wish you wish to wish, but if you wish the wish the witch[wit?]女巫,巫婆 wishes, I won't wish the wish you wish to wish. Who can read it?

Amita-buddha, would you mind showing me the way to the west? 阿弥陀佛,敢问路在何方?

Find out the location: Student A: You are a new comer in this city. You want to go to the post office. Student B: You are the local people. Give student A directions to the post office.

Role play---Apologizing With Reasons
? Student A: You live in a big city and have to commute to work. You are late for work six days in a row/road. Apologize to your boss and give reasons. ? Student B: You are the boss. You are angry about the situation.


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