Unit 5 Theme Parks I 教学内容分析 本单元的中心话题是“主题公园”——以某种特定的主题为中心的公园。从文体上来讲，本 单元属于说明文，按照由总到分的方式来安排顺序。这是一个学生比较陌生的话题，因为大 部分学生都未亲眼目睹过课本上所列举的那些公园。因此，老师应多收集相关材料，以激起 学生的学习兴趣。 Warming Up 部分通过提问的方式， 帮助学生激活有关公
园的背景知识， 如修建公园的目的、 公园的种类、公园提供的活动等。还配有插图让学生猜测主题公园与一般公园的不同之处。 Pre-reading 部分提出了一个问题：你认为主题公园是什么？给学生充分的时间去讨论。但 因学生的经历所限， 老师可以在学生简短的讨论后接着单独提问， 从而把问题讨论得深刻一 些，为正文的阅读打下良好的基础。 Reading 部分分四段介绍了主题公园: 1. 什么是主题公园；2. 迪斯尼乐园；3. 多莱坞公 园；4. 卡默洛特公园。 Comprehending 部分通过释读题目 THEME PARKS、填充信息、判断句子正误以及就文章内容 进行讨论等形式帮助学生理解课文主旨，掌握细节，加深对本单元主题的理解。 Learning about Language 包括词汇和语法两部分。词汇部分设计了释义、造词填空（单句层 次和短文层次）等三个练习，复习和运用课文中所学的词汇。语法部分主要让学生掌握合成 词的构词法，扩大学生的词汇量。 Using Language 部分介绍了深圳的锦绣中华民俗村和法国的“观测未来”科技主题公园，让 学生在情景中运用语言，同时了解不同文化背景、不同类型的主题公园，拓宽视野。 Learning Tip 提醒学生重视有关构词法知识的学习，让学生理解构词法知识对于英语词汇学 习的重要意义，而且此部分对构词法中的转化法又做了补充说明。 II．教学重点和难点 1． 教学重点 （1）本单元教学目的和要求中的生词和短语； （2）掌握英语构词法：合成法和派生法； （3）学会欣赏和介绍主题公园。 2．教学难点 （1）通过学习学生应有较强的观察能力； （2）学生应具有好奇心和丰富的想象力； （3）学会写作中应用“总分式” ，使文章层次清晰，内容充实。 III．教学计划 本单元建议分六课时： 第一课时：Warming Up, Listening（Workbook）&Talking (Workbook) 第二课时：Pre-reading, Reading& Comprehension 第三课时：Learning about Language 第四课时：Using Language 第 五、六课 时： Listening task (Workbook), Speaking task (Workbook), Reading task (workbook) & Writing task (workbook) IV. 教学步骤： Period 1 Warming Up, Listening（Workbook）& Talking (Workbook) Teaching Goals: 1. To arouse Ss’ interests in talking about parks.
2. To developSs’ ability in listening and speaking. Teaching Procedures: Step 1. Leading- in Purpose: Give Ss a few minutes to say something about parks by asking the following questions. 1. Can you name the theme parks? 2. And can you tell us more of the theme parks? 3. Have you ever been to any of the famous theme parks? If so, where have you been? Can you describe some scenery to us? If not, will you go to one of them? Step 2. Warming up Purpose: To introduce the topic of this unit to Ss in the form of discussion. 1. Ask Ss to discuss the following questions. (1) Why were parks originally developed? (2) What uses do parks have? (3) Do you think that parks have something to do with people’s living conditions? 2. Divide Ss into six groups to discuss the difference between the theme park and the traditional park. The traditional park Chinese parks four elements: water, rock, bridges and pavilions Western parks open grassy areas; benches to sit on; shelters for picnics or playing music; water for sailing… The theme park activities for visitors to do or to see; a specific idea to attract visitors; owned privately and built for profit;?
Question 1: Have you ever compared the fare that the two kinds of parks ask? Which is more expensive? Question 2: There are many activities you can take part in the theme park. If you have a chance to go, what kind of activities will you take part in? Question 3: What is your idea about some very dangerous activities, such as the following pictures show? Conclusion: Many countries have theme parks to attract both tourists and local people, as the visitors also bring some money to nearby hotels and restaurants. Step 3. Listening (workbook) Purpose: to help Ss to guess the main idea about the listening by the given information. 1. Divide Ss into groups of six and discuss the pictures below with their partners.
Dolphins Rafting What are the animals in the pictures? Are they fish or mammals? Do you ever heard of the story of them? Have you ever seen the film “Free Willy”? Do you think the animal is clever or not? There are many water activities in the ocean parks, what kind of water sports will you like to take part in? Do you likerafting? Why or why not? Suggested answers: The animals are dolphins which are very clever and have a good ability to communicate effectively with each other. They are mammals. There are also water sports in the theme park, such as, water skiing, parasailing and deep-sea diving. 2. Get Ss to look through Ex1 on P69 before listening to the tape. Then play the tape and check the answers. 3. Ask Ss to listen to the tape again and finish Ex2 on P69 and then let them check the answers in pairs. Step 4: Talking Purpose:To get Ss to discuss the questions on the theme park. 1. Ask Ss to think about the following questions and present the opinion to the class. (1) If you are planning for visiting parks, what kind of parks would you like to go? (2) Can you go there by yourself? (3) What would you like to do, just having a rest or taking risks? 2. Ask Ss to look through the requests of Talking on P69. Encourage Ss to use what they have learned to express whatever they want to. 3. Ask Ss to make up the dialogue in pairs and then let some pairs present it. Step 5. Homework 1. Ask Ss to continue talking about parks. 2. Ask Ss to go over all the new words and prepare for the reading text. Period 2 Pre-reading, Reading & Comprehending Teaching Goals: 1. To learn about the differences between traditional parks and theme parks. 2. To develop Ss’ reading skills.
3. To arouse Ss’ interest in visiting theme parks. Teaching Procedures: Step 1. Pre-reading Purpose:To arouse Ss’ interest in learning about theme parks. 1. Encourage Ss to say something about theme parks and ask them to answer the following questions.
(1) Who has ever been to the theme park? Please put up your hand. (2) Will you stand up and tell something about it? (3) What is your favorite activity? (4) In your opinion, what is the main character if the theme park? (5) Which one would you prefer to go? What are you planning to do? Suggested Answers: (1) I’ve been to Euro Disney, which was opened in 1992. The park has five various sections called “lands”. These lands are called Main Street USA, Adventure land, Frontier land, Fantasyland and Discover land. (2) The main character of the theme park is that its fare is high and there are many activities you can take part in. (3) I’m planning to go to China Folk Cultural Village. (4) Various answers are acceptable. (5) Various answers are acceptable.
2. Ask Ss to state their own ideas about the theme parks and predict what we are going to read in the passage. Step 2. Reading Purpose: To Ss to know how to skim for the gist. To get Ss to know the theme park. To ask Ss to make notes of the differences between the traditional park and the theme park 1. Leading-in
Purpose: to stimulate Ss’ interest in reading the text Ask Ss the following questions. They can talk as much as possible. (1) How much do you know about the traditional park? (2) Doyou often go to parks? (3) What do you usually do when you are in the park? (4) Do you expect to go to the theme park? Suggested answers: (1) The traditional park is a place for people to rest, to have a walking or to do some exercises. It is free during certain time, for example: in the morning before 8:00 o’clock. If people have to pay, the fare for it is very low. (2) No, because we are busy in studying. (3) I usually have a walk with my family or watch the mass dancing and singing. (4) Yes. Because I haven’t been to any of them. 2. Fast Reading Purpose: To get the gist of the passage. (1) Ask Ss to look at the pictures in the text and find out the answer to Ex2 on page 35. Ask Ss to pay more attention to the first and the last sentence of each paragraph.. (2) Ask Ss to read the text quickly and try to tell weather the following sentences are right or wrong according to the text. ① Parks find only one way to meet people’s need. ② It costs little or no money to go to some parks. ③ Though theme parks are not so huge, they provide more than amusement parks. ④ Theme parks only make a profit from the charge for admission. ⑤ Disneyland is the oldest theme park, named after Walt Disney. ⑥ In theme parks,people can only look or watch, they are not allowed to go for activities, let alone eating or buying anything. Suggested answers: ① F ② T ③ F ④F ⑤ T ⑥ F 3. Intensive reading (1) Ask Ss toread the first paragraph and answer the following questions. ① What’s the theme park? ②Do you know what kinds of theme parks are? ③ what can you in the theme park? (2)Ask Ss to read the last 3 paragraphs and fill in the form. Park name Disneyland Dollywood Camelot Suggested Answers: Theme Example of Activities
Park name Disneyland Dollywood
Theme Fairy tale stories
Example of Activities Travel through space, visit a pirate ship, meet fairy tale characters, ride a swinging ship, go on a free-fall drop
culture of the Listen to American country music, see traditional craftsmen southeastern and their work, try some traditional candy, ride on an old ste USA am engine, see bald eagles, ride on Thunderhead and other rides Ancient English Watch magic shows, see fighting with swords or on horseback, history and visit farm section, learn about farms in ancient England stories
Step 3. Homework 1.Ask Ss to read the text again and finish Ex3 of Comprehending on P35. 2. Ask Ss to use the new words to make some new sentences. 3. Ask Ss to try to recite paragraph 1 & 2.
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