The Seventh Period
Reading & Writing
Read the following poem carefully and write down the pairs of words that rhyme and add more similar rhym
A friend is someone we turn to when our spirits need a lift, A friend is someone we treasure for our friendship is a gift. A friend is someone who fills our lives with beauty, joy and grace And makes the whole world we live in a better and happier place.
Proverbs about friends and friendship.
A friend in need is a friend indeed. Friends are like wine; the older, the better. When you meet your friend, your face shines----you have found gold. A friend to all is a friend to none. The same man cannot be both friend and flatterer. The best mirror is an old friend.
False friends are worse than open enemies. Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light. Friendship cannot stand always on one side. The friendship that can end was never real. With clothes the new are best; with friends the old are the best.
How to make friends with others? Read the letter on page 7, and think about how to make friends?
Act in groups of two: one acts Xiaodong, and the other gives him advice.
If you have some problem, who do you usually ask for advice?
Please read the letter that Xiaodong write to the 21st Century.
Q: What’s his problem?
He feels very lonely, because he is not very good at communicating with people. So he wants some advice to change the situation.
Suppose you were editor, please write your advice to Xiaodong.
The letter should contain the following points:
Make an effort to change the situation. Start talking to people about what you both like. Join in people’s discussion. Show your interest in their talk. Try to make friends with one or two classmates.
A letter to Xiaodong
The topic sentence ( your point of view )
Body ( your advice)
Tense: As it is a letter, so Simple Present Tense will be applied to the writing.
word limit: about 100 words
time limit: 10 mins
Illustration （阐述） Addition （递进） Contrast （转折） Summary （总结） I think…I believe… I suggest…In my opinion Secondly…And then…Besides… In addition… But…However… On the other hand… In short…In a word… Therefore…So…
Dear Xiaodong, I’m sorry to hear about your problem and thank you for your trust. You’re feeling quite lonely and find it hard to make friends with your classmates, because you have some problems in communicating with people. You are asking how to make good friends with others. I’d like to give you some advice on it. First of all, I think you should make an effort to change the situation, because friends and friendship are important to you. You can try your best to start talking to people about what you both like. You’d better find the chance to join in people’s discussion in
order to understand and communicate with each other. You may show your interest in their talk. You should try to make friends with one or two classmates. If you want to develop a friendship with others, you should first have selfconfidence. If you want others to treat you as friends, you should first treat them as friends. Being a good listener is also very important. When listening to a friend, you can show that you are concentrated by looking into his or her eyes and asking questions. I hope my advice is helpful and I wish you make some good friends successfully as soon as possible. Best wishes, Yours truly, Li Hua
Revise and improve your writing to write the final draft.
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