Making friends in the USA
一、教学目标 知识目标 : 掌握下列单词和短语的含义 : show off，make compliments 能力目标：通过对学生阅读技巧的训练，培养他们用英语获取信息，分析处理问题和 解决问题的能力。 情感目标：通过开展小组活动，指导学生相互学习，相互帮助，培养其合作学习能力 和团队精神。培养学生交际能力。 二、教学
重点难点 1.帮助学生理解，内化，运用阅读中出现的重要词汇和短语。 2.培养学生阅读技能，启发阅读思维，提高阅读能力。 3.利用好文章载体以及合理的课堂活动调动学生积极性，联系生活实际，提高自我认 识。 三、教学过程： take the lead ， be aware of ， define ，
Step1 Leading in Step2 （自主学习 1） Fast reading
Task one : Decide which of the statements expresses the writer’s opinion. The writer thinks that______. a. Americans often ask very personal questions. b. Asians are very different from Americans, and are sensitive to many topics of conversation. c. Americans are easy to make friends with, but they respect your private life. d. Americans don’t like to grow old, so it’s difficult to make friends with them. Task two: Part1 (Para.1) Part2 (Para.2-8) Part 3(Para.9) A.The feature(特征) of American conversation B.A suggestion C.How and what to talk about
Step3 （自主学习 2) Careful reading
Part1 Read paragraph 1 and answer the question. Why is American conversation less lively than in many other cultures? Part2 Task1: Read paragraph 2-8 and choose the correct answer. 1.If Americans are not sure what to talk about,they may ask____________. A.weather B.job C.age 2.Americans talk more about feelings,but less_____.
A.politics A. they don’t really mean it
3.When Americans make an invitation to visit, ____. B. they want to find out more about you C. they genuinely want to see you again 4. The best way to talk about personal things is to ____. A. talk about your own private life first C. discuss the weather 5.When Americans make compliments on you,you should _____them. A.accept and thank A.Weather and politics B.refuse B.Families and money C.say sorry to C.Age and money 6.What’s the dangerous topics in Para7-8? Task two：Which of these topics can/ cannot be talked about in the USA? job family interest movie feelings politics religion weather age money B. talk about your job
Step4: Difficult Sentences
1.Try to translate this sentence into Chinese.（英译汉） When someone talks, everyone is expected to listen, no matter how dull the person’s speaking may be. 2.Which sentence can be replaced by the following one?（替换句子） Jobs make you different from other people,and if you are not a spy,you would like to talk about them.
Part 1: The feature of conversation : (Para 1 ) 1) conversation: why – less lively? _____________________ Part2: How and what to talk about: ( Para 2– Para 8 ) 2) not sure what to talk about---________________. 3) talk more about feelings, but less about______________. 4)highly personal conversation-- not mean___________. 5)few Americans worry about-- ___________________. 6)dislike arguments and avoid-- __________________. 7—8): dangerous topics: __________________. Part 3: Attention (suggestion) : ( Para 9 ) 9) what to dislike:_________________.
Step6 合作学习 Free Talk
Imagine three Americans have become your new classmates.They want to make some friends in China,but don’t know what to talk about.So they ask you for help.
Please write a short passage according to what you have talked about.
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