Unit 20 New Frontiers Lesson 3 Scientific Breakthroughs
Unit 20 Lesson3 Scientific Breakthroughs Reading 3
1. To learn some useful words and expressions.
2. To learn to analyze the structure of the passage and accumulate
some new words.
3. To learn about some Scientific Breakthroughs and the scientists. To develop the students' reading ability.
To understand the text and get sense of the scientific development.
The useful expressions in Lesson 3. 1. Learn some useful reading strategy. 2. To get students know about the scientific breakthroughs. The words, phrases and the grammar
Team-work and communication approach.
Multi-media A tape recorder
I Warming up . Warming up
Task1: talk something about Newton and
Task2: try to match the discoveries or
inventions with the pictures.
Task3: learn each of the scientist and
their inventions or discoveries.
Pre-reading 1. Ask some students to read the new words first and correct their pronunciation 2. Play the tape and have them read after the tape 3. Give them a few minutes to read the new words freely, tell them if they can't read the words, encourage them to ask the teacher . Try to match the discoveries with how they were discovered?
Reading 1. Discuss the pictures and talk about the scientists' major discoveries. 2. Do exercise 2 by themselves. 3. Let the students look at Reading III. Reading Strategies and check their answers to exercise 1 and 2. 4. Play the tape twice, and do exercise 4.
IV. Language points 1.think over v.,
2.be aware of v.,
eg: Everybody is aware of the importance
IV. Language I was not aware of the fire.
3.such as adv....,,
..., ; ...; ...
4.a piece of mass
5.an amount of adj., ;
6.theory of relativity
8.at the speed of ...
at a speed of eighty miles an hour
at full[top] speed ,
9.be about to v.,
eg: The chorus is about to sing.
12.the further away galaxies are, the
faster they move.
13.go on holiday 
14.come back v., ,
15.throw... away v., 16.out of the ordinary , , 17.a few years later 18.look for 19.so...that... 20.turn on v., , , 21.go out v., , , , , , 22.be interested in ... 23.at the time , 24.make the first flight 25.make great contributions to...
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