teaching aims and demands
1.study how a newspaper is produced and the different work done by the chief editor, journalists, photographers, editors in producing.
2.learn some language points of this passage.
step 1 revision
1.check the homework exercises.
2.revise the dialogue, ask some students to recite and act out the dialogue.
3.change the dialogue into a short passage.
step 2 lead-in
1.talk about ask some questions:
do you often read newspapers?
do you know how a newspaper is made?
2.come to part1, divide the class into groups of four. let the students ask each other the questions. then report the answers to the rest of the students.
step 3 reading
1.ask the students to read the passage to find out the answers to the following questions.
1).what does the chief editor do every morning?
2). what does the phrase “ cover the events mean” ?
3). what do the reporters usually do?
4). what’s the meaning of “doing one’s homework”?
5).what kind of people should the journalist be?
6). what’s the meaning of “story ” in the text?
7).what do photographers and picture editors do?
8). what’s the chief editor’s work? what do the other editors do?
9). why is writing headlines in english more difficult than in chinese?
10). why must all the people have to work on a newspaper quickly?
2.do exercise 1. let the students read the passage carefully and answers, working in pairs. check the answers with the whole class.
step 4 language points
1.cover vt. 对…进行新闻采访, 报导有关……消息。
2.get down to = to begin to give serious attention to sth. or doing sth..开始认真干某事。
3.face to face; face-to-face
5.make firm or fast; fasten so that it can’t be moved
6.direct ( the eyes, one’s attention) steadily ( on)
8.put in order; prepare
9.everyday; every day; daily
11.work on/ work at
13.take photos of, take a photo of, take a picture/pictures of
14.add up; add up to
step 5 activity
sb page 21, part 3. read the instruction aloud to the students and check that they understand what to do. point out that there are nine gaps and nine words. do number 1 with the whole class; let the students work in pairs. at the end check the answers with the whole class.
step 6 discussion
the t gives the ss the following topics to discuss together.
if you are a reporter, write down your suggest and feelings for producing the newspaper at present.
step 7 workbook
1. finish off the workbook exercises.
2.write down this passage in your own words.