Practice the dialogue and study the language points.
1.a tape recorder 2.a projector 3.the blackboard 4. A set of multi-media equipment.
1. Get the students to talk about the weather.
2. Ask the students the following questions:
1) What will happen if it keeps raining heavily for a long time?
2) What other natural disasters do you know?
3) Do you know anything about typhoon (台风) that often does great damage to people, building, plants, animals and so on?
Watch the video or Listen to the tape , after that answer the following questions.
1. Why were Jane and Pipa late?
2. Why were Jane and Pipa’s parents wearied?
1.Because the bridge had been washed away by the floods.
2.Because it was late, and a hurricane was likely to come
Step 3 Reading
Let the students read the dialogue carefully and try to answer the following questions:
1.Why couldn’t Jane and Pippa get across the river?
2.Why did they get so wet and dirty?
3.When did it start to rain?
4.What was fortunate for Jane and Pippa?
5.What’s wrong with Jane’s foot?
6.What information have their parents just got from the radio?
Answers: 1.Because the bridge has been washed away.
2.They had to walk across some very wet ground.
3.When they climbed over the rocks.
4.They could knew where they were going .
5. Her shoe has been pressing against her foot, so it hurts a bit.
6.A warning that a hurricane is likely to come.
Step 4Language Points
1. There you are! 你才回来！
2. There is (no) need to do…（没）有必要做。例如：
There is (no) need for sth （没）有必要做
3. (1) be (get) anxious about… 为……担忧
(2) be (get) anxious to do sth. 着急要去干……
4. be likely to do… 有可能做……
Step 5 Dialogue practice
1. Ask the students to listen to the tape of the dialogue. Then get them to practise the dialogue in groups of four. Encourage them to use gestures. Get one or two groups to act it out in front of class.
2. Ask the students to pick out from the dialogue the expressions showing anxiety and replies.
a) Is there anything the matter?
b) We were getting very worried.
c) We’ve been anxious about you.
d) what’s the matter with your food, Jane?
e) There is no need to be worried. We are both fine.
At the doctor’s
D: What’s wrong with you?
P: I feel very sick. I don’t know why.
D: Lie down and let me examine you.
P: Is there anything serious?
D: There is nothing to be worried, take this medicine three times a day, and you will be getting well soon.
On the street: At home.
Step 6 Oral practice
Ask the students to make dialogues similar to the one in the textbook.
You were in a hurry going home by the bicycle at night. On the way, you saw an old man lying on the road .So you send him to hospital. But you forgot to call your parents and tell them you’d be back late. So they got worried. When you reached home in the evening, your parents asked you where you had been.
You and your classmates decided to see a film. Everyone arrived on time at the bus stop except Peter. You were anxious about her. It was nearly late, but she didn’t come in the evening when you got home after film, you rang her up and asked her about the reasons.
Step 7 Exercise
1. Look at Page 123. Do Ex 1. Let the students read the dialogue again and then ask the students to discuss the answers in pails. Check the answers with the whole class.
2. As for Ex 2, let the students work in pairs first, then check the answers.
3. Before doing Ex 3, revise the words in the box. Do the exercise orally in class. The six sentences can be translated into Chinese if possible.
Step 8 Homework
1.Tell the story of Jane and Pippa.
2.Prepare lesson 42