Unit 17 lesson1 What’s so funny?
Review the proverbs about “laughter” or “laugh”
1.一笑解千愁. Laughter is the best medicine. 2.谁笑在最后，谁笑得最美。
laughs last laughs best.
3.笑一笑，十年少。 More laughter makes you live longer.
In this lesson, you’ll
1. Know about the funny part of the stories and the deep meaning within; 2. Enjoy some English anecdotes or funny stories ; 3. Tell more jokes or funny stories.
Match the titles, the pictures (1-3) and the anecdotes (story A-C)
Check your spelling
Useful words and phrases
处理，对付 1.deal with 2.cash a cheque 兑现支票 3.withdraw … from… 从…提取;从….退出 4.open a bank account 开一个银行账户 成熟的 5. mature adj. 6.overlook one’s opinion 忽视…的观点 延误，耽搁 7.delay n.v. 登机 8.board a flight 9.push one’s way to the front 挤到前面 10.yell at 朝……吼叫
1. Read and answer the questions.
2. Get the main idea of each anecdote.
1.Because she couldn’t remember how to spell the word “forty” correctly. 2. She thought it was another trip after the first one. 3. He means that he is a very important person so the counter agent must look after him first . 4. Maybe the man will feel ashamed and go to wait on line.
Read the text again and fill in the following blank.
funny Here are three 1______ stories for you. The first is about checking your spelling. A withdraw woman wanted to 2______ ＄40 from her bank account for shopping, but she forget how to spell 40. She took out fifty dollars instead 3______. What a clever woman!
The third is about memory loss. A man impatiently who had been waiting 7______ wanted to book a ticket for the plane in a long way. demanded He pushed to the front, 8______ the service immediate 9______ and asked the agent whether she knew who he was. The clever girl asked if anyone could help the man find his 10______. Identification
harmony The second is about family 4______. When a father asked his daughter whether she wanted to Hainan with him or to Thailand with her mother, the girl answered the latter. The father response wondered about her 5_______, so he asked her the similar question, but the place is 6______ changed each other. The girl also answered she would go to Hainan with her mother. When asked why, she said she had gone to Thailand on the last trip. What a lovely girl!
Make up your own jokes or funny stories and then share them with others.
As the saying goes, “ A smile can make you ten years younger.” And indeed, there are many advantages of smiling. If you smile at life, life will smile at you in return. So you’d better smile whenever and wherever.
Make a funny story and write it down
Questions 展示同学 Task1(1,2) Task1(3,4) Task2
1.继续讨论本组未 解决问题。 2. 查看展示的内容 有无错误，可补充 之处,并做好评价 准备。
评价时要面向学生，充满 激情，声音洪亮, 神态自 然 1.先判断； 2.陈述原因，表达自己的 观点； 3. 如有必要，请对其展 示进行补充（已展示内容 无需重复）
Tips： I think he/she can get ___ stars. The reason is that firstly____, secondly_____, ? 非评价同学；认真听，做 etc. So I add _____ in it/them. 好笔记，如有需要，起立 补充或提问 Any other questions?
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