Teaching goals 1. Target language canteen, lecture hall, gym, beam, barbell, skipping rope, dumb-bell What is the quickest way to ... P6 If I walk toward .... 2. Ability goals
Enable the students to learn the words and expressions about school facilities. 3. Learning ability goals Help the students learn how to master the words and expressions about school facilities. Teaching important & difficult points Learn the words about school facilities. Teaching methods Illustration, definition and translation. Teaching aids A computer and a projector. Teaching procedures Step I Revision and Lead-in (Check the homework) I can then .... walk past ... and ... P6
T: Boys and girls, yesterday, I asked you to have a further discussion with your partners about the topic in Part F. Have you done? Ss: Yes. T: Good! Now I’d like to hear your opinions. Sample dialogue 1: SI: We now have more subjects than in Junior schools. Which subjects do you like best? S2: I really enjoy English. Learning English is fun. I am very interested to know more about the school lives of foreign students. SI: Do you think we should learn more foreign languages? Why or why not?
S2: Yes. As 21st century students, we should learn extensively. Not only should we know about our culture, but other cultures, especially those of developed countries. It's terrible to become ignorant of the outside world. SI: I agree. Some scientists even say learning more foreign languages may make us wiser. Do you think so? S2: More or less. SI: What subjects would you like to choose if you could? Why? S2: I'd rather choose science. You know, a science major have more job chances in China. And science can help us solve many problems in daily life. SI: As for me, I prefer to choose PE. I envy those athletes who got prizes in international games. I'm strong. I believe I can be a good athlete. Sample dialogue 2: S1: Among all the subjects we learn now, which do you like least? S2: English. SI: But why? You told me you wanted to study abroad. S2: Yes. But it's my parents' idea. I find English is very boring. I have to remember many words and expressions every day. And sometimes I can't make correct sentences in English. SI: You should work hard at it. English is really important nowadays. Just think what a pity it would be if you can't play computer games only because you don't know English! S2: You're right. I'll make a careful plan to improve my English. SI: If you are allowed to choose the subjects, which would you like? Why? S2: I would like to have Chinese. It's much more useful and easy to learn. It's strange for so many students in China don't speak or write Chinese well. Step II Vocabulary Learning Ask the students to think about the following topic. T: School plays an important part in children's growing-up. In choosing a new
school, you have to consider the school facilities and environment and other factors so that you can have an easy and convenient life there. This period, we'll learn something
about school facilities. Activity 1 Learning the names of school buildings T: Do you still remember the first day you came to this school? Do you have any difficulty in fining your way to the classroom or any other buildings that day? How did you find the way around? S1: On the first day I came here, I found the school is really larger than my junior one. I had to go around to see what buildings there are so that I could find them easily. S2: l had some difficulty in finding the classroom There are three large classroom buildings, I don't know which one is ours. I had to ask someone for help. … T: On the first day in the UK school, Wei Hua had some difficulty in finding the way. She had to read the school map carefully and thought of how to find the quickest way to get somewhere. Now focus on the map and read the names of each building and Wei Hua's thoughts. Ask the students to give the Chinese meaning of the names of the buildings. Activity 2 Finding the way Review the expressions of asking and answering the way. T: Usually, if we don't know the way, we would ask others for help. What would you say when you ask for help. S1: Excuse me, which is the quickest way to ... ? S2: Excuse me, could you tell me the way to ... ? S3: Excuse me, how can get to ... ? T: How to answer the way then? S4: Turn left / right, and walk straight on. Turn right at the end of the first / second crossing, you will find it on your left / right. You can't miss it. S5: Walk toward / past .... and then walk between ... and ... You will find ... right next to ... Ask the students to do Part B. T: Read the instructions in Part B and write a description of the quickest way to get from the dormitories to Classroom 4.
Sample description: Suppose Wei Hua is at the door of the canteen. First she should turn right, walk to the first crossing and turn left, walk straight on to the end of the road, get the book she wants and then return from the same way to the canteen, walk on till the end of the road. Classroom 4 is on her left. Ask the students to do more practice. T: If you have just attended a lecture, and you are supposed to do some exercise in the gym, mark the shortest way from the lecture hall to the gym. S: After walking out of the School Hall, turn right and walk straight on. Turn left at the end of the first crossing, walk on and past the medical center, and then turn right. The gym is next to Classroom 26-39. Activity 3 Finishing the note Ask the students to do Part C on page 7. T: Now read the notice from the Students' Office and help Wei Hut find her way around the school. Then ask the students to read the completed notice. Step III Vocabulary Extension T: People nowadays pay much more attention to their health. And many gyms are built for people to do exercise and keep fit. Have you ever been to a gym? SI: No. But I watched on TV. There are many pieces of equipment there and often there are instructors. S2: I go to the gym often to lose weight. S3: I've never been to a gym. But there are many kinds of equipment in the park nearby, and I often go there to do exercise. T: Do you know why gyms are popular nowadays? SI: One reason is people nowadays are busy with their work and often pay little attention to their health, or always under great pressure. After a long time, they have poor health. So they have to go to gyms to do some exercise. S2: I think it's because people now are paying much attention to health. And a gym can provide them with many pieces of equipment and above all, the guidance to use
them. T: Do you know the equipment in the picture? How to say these pieces of equipment in English? Now please do Part D by yourselves. Then check the answers. 1. climbing bars; 2. rings; 3. dumb-bell; 4.beam; 5. skipping rope6. basketball court; 7. barbell; 8. mat Step IV Homework 1. Try to learn more words about school facilities. 2. Preview the Grammar and usage.
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