Lesson1 On Your Bike
1.Read a newspaper article and understand the main points 2.Read the text and get the benefits of cycling. 3.Know about th
e “White Bikes” in Amsterdam.
Teaching important points:
Read a newspaper article and understand the main points
Teaching difficult points:
1.How to lead students to talk about the topic. 2.How to make the students understand the text better.
1.Task-based language teaching 2.Fast reading and careful reading 3Discussion
Teaching Aid: Computer Teaching procedures:
Step One. Greeting. Step Two. Lead-in Show students some pictures to lead to the topic. Step Three. Pre-reading 1.Learn the information about Netherlands and Amsterdam. 2.Guess from the title.
Step Four. While-reading 1.Ask students to skim the text to check their answer. 2.Read the text quickly and judge whether the statements are true of false. (1)There are a lot of places to park bikes in Amsterdam. (2)People hope to save energy, reduce pollution , so the (3)The new“white bike”is actually white. (4)Both locals and tourists have been using the white bikes. 3. Read the text again to get the main idea of each paragraph and find details for each topic. 4. Read the text carefully and answer some questions. (1) Why is Amsterdam called the“City of Bicycles”? (2).Why did the first“white bikes”plan fail? (3).What did the cycling fans believe the“white bikes”would bring? (4).How does the new“white bikes”differ from the old ones? (5).Are the new“white bikes”really white? What color are they? (6). what effects have the“white bikes” had? (7).Who have been using the“white bikes”? 5.Read the text again and choose the best answer. (1)The return of the“White bikes”means() A. people returned the bikes they borrowed. B. thieves returned the bikes they stole. C. bikes reappeared in Amsterdam. D. people painted their own bikes white. （2）The following offers convenience for cycling in Amsterdam except()
“white bike” scheme succeeded
B. friendly citizens.
C. bicycle paths . D. parking places. (3) In the 1960s,people in Amsterdam() A.couldn’t drive cars in the city center. B.only rode white bikes. C.had the chance to enjoy free transportation. D.were aware that they should protect the environment. (4) Compared to the bikes in the 1960s,the“White bikes ”now() A. can’t be stole easily. B. are specially designed.
C. should be parked in special places. D. all of the above. According to the passage ,we know () A.tourists can use the white bikes as well as the local people. B.no cars are allowed in central Amsterdam. C.people can enjoy city centre streets without cars only in Amsterdam. D. there are no thieves in Amsterdam any more. What can we infer from the passage() A. nowadays the“white bikes”moving can be watched. B. there is no traffic in central Amsterdam. C. the thieves who steal the“ white bikes”are easily to catch. D. many people can ride the“white bikes”when their ID are identified. 6.Listen to the text and fill in the blank. People have been enjoying the1._____of cycling in Amsterdam for years.It is a good city for
cycling because it is 2.___and therefore is 3.__for bikes. In the 1960s ，a group if cycling fans had an idea . They thought it would be better if cars were not 4.___in the city center and only bicycles were. They painted hundreds of bicycles white and placed them in lots of 5.__for people to use. 6.__someone else to use.But the problem was that thieves took all the bicycles 7.__weeks. More than thirty years later，the “white bike ” is back in town.The new “ white bike ” is not 8.___white but is an unusual Amsterdam .9.__,thanks to the ideas ,like the cycling fans in the 1960s,many people around the world have been enjoying city centres streets 10___cars for many years. Step Five: Post-reading 1. Read the following events and rearrange them according to the time they happened. A. Thieves stole the bikes. B. Some 30 years later the White Bikes came back. C.A group of cycling fans had an idea to start a movement called the White Bikes. D. People enjoy city center streets without cars. E. The city became crowded and dirty again. F. Once the city of Amsterdam was crowded with cars.
2. Discussion Cars or bicycles? Which one will you choose? Why?
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