Teaching Aims and Demands
1.Practise making appointments in pairs.
2. Study the language items in this lesson.
Step 1 Revision
Check the homework exercises.
Step 2 Lead-in
1.Ask the students some questions as warm-up exercises.
1) Do you often read newspapers?
2) What kind of newspaper do you want to read?
3) What do you usually read them for?
4) What’s on television to night?
5) What’s on at the cinemas in downtown?
6) What films have you seen recently?
7) Are you free this weekend?
8) And what are you going to do for the weekend?
2. Show the Ss a copy of China Daily. Tell them there many columns in the paper like News about China, International News, Business News, Travel, Sports, Entertainment, Advertisements, Weather Reports, etc. Ask them which columns they are interested in, and the reason.
Step 3 Dialogue
Ask the students to listen to the tap and answer some questions.
The first listening. Question:
What do Zhou Lan and Betty decide to do this weekend?
(go to a performance by the “ Red Roses”)
The second listening. Questions:
1) Where are the “ Red Roses” performing? ( At the people’s Theatre.)’
2) What does the performance start? ( At 7p. M this weekend)
3) What time do Betty and Zhou Lan plan to meet? ( At sixty-thirty.)
Ask the students to pay attention to how Betty makes an invitation and how Zhou Lan accepts the invitation.
Betty: Will you be free?
Zhou Lan: Yes, I’ll be free. I’d like to go.
Step 4 Language points
1. What’s on? = What performance are planned? People use this expression to refer the fixed, pre-planned entertainment, like films, TV programs, concerts and performances. 如:
What’s on at the cinema this evening? There isn’t anything good on.
The fright was still on.
Is there anything on tomorrow?
The light in his room is still on.
There is a new film on at cinema.
on 在…… 进行之中. 相相当于类似的形容词的用法.
They are on a friendly visit to China.
They are on their holiday.
The workers are on strike.
He left for Shanghai on business.
there is nothing on this afternoon. So let’s go out.
Have you got anything on tonight?
Slave owners in the south and rich people in big cities grew rich on the work of slaves.
People in the south live on rice.
That idea is not based on facts.
on 以 …… 方式, 通过.
They talked on the telephone.
I heard the news on the radio.
They left on an early train.
She cut her finger on a knife.
on 在 ….. 后立即
on hearing about the idea, I decided against it.
On arriving there, we all set out to work.
She decided to stay on the second thought.
Have you got any money on/about/with you.
He is on China Daily. = He works for China daily.
Do you know the tall girl on the Chinese team?
That is a county town on the Changjiang River.
2. They are said to be very good.
* sb. is said Inf.
It is said that-.
People say that-. 它们表达的意思相同, 可以互换,表示 “ 据说, 听说” 之意思.
People/They say there are many monkeys in the forest.
It’s said that he had punished another wonderful book this year.
They say/It’s said that he ‘s in fact from Canada.
Many monkeys are said to be in the forest.
Step 5. Dialogue Drills
1. Play the tape the thirst time for the students to repeat after.
2. Let the students practice the dialogue in pairs, and then encourage them to act it out.
Step 6. Dialogue Practice
Ask the students to retell the dialogue in the first or the third person form.
Today, Zhou Lan and I had lunch together in the student’s dinning room. While I was there, I read Zhou Lan’s copy of China Daily and got to know that there would be some performances on this weekend. A pop group named “Red Roses” will give s performance at the People’s Theatre. It’s said that they are very good, so I decided to go to it. I asked Zhou Lan if she would be free this weekend. She said yes and would like to go with me. Before parting each other, we fixed a time to meet at the theatre.
1) Match the questions with answers in Part 2 on page 19,SB.
2) Ask the students to make new dialogues with their partners to talk about a film, a football match, a basketball match, a play or a performance.
A: Hi, Jim. We are going to have a football match with the teachers this weekend.
B. That sounds fine.
C. Would you like to join us?
B. What time does the match start?
A. At four.
B. Then I think there is no problem for me. By the way, where shall we meet?
A. I suggest on the left side of the sports ground.
B. Good! See you then. Bye.
Step 7. Dialogue Production
Ask the students to make dialogue acting to the situation given below, practicing offering invitation.
If you are free this weekend, you plan to go for a picnic, ant outing, a camping or a visit to some places of interest. You’ like to invite some friends to go with you.
A: Hello! This is Richard speaking.
B: Hello! This is Kitty.
A: Hi, Kitty. I’m going to have a barbecue this Sunday. I wonder if you have time to come.
B: Yes, I’ll be free then. Where are you going to have it?
A: Just in my garden.
B: When will the barbecue begin?
A: How about ten o’clock in the morning?
B: That is fine. May I ask whom else you have invited?
A: My cousin, Mr. Green and his wife. I think you know them If you like, you may bring one or two friends with.
B: Thanks for your invitation. It’s very kind of you.
A: With pleasure. See you this Sunday.
B: See you then. Bye.
Step 8 Homework
1.Finish off the Workbook exercises
2.Prepare Lesson 14.