1. Practise on offering suggestions.
2. Make dialogues about keeping fish, binds, etc.
3. Study the language items in the lesson.
tank; Blackboard; computer; OHP(overhead projector高射投影仪); tape recorder
Step I Lead-in
Show the fish tank and fish bowl. Ask the Ss the following questions
1. What is it? (show the tank to the Ss)
2. What is it used for? (For keeping fish)
3. Do you keep any animals at home? What is it or What are they?
4. Can you explain how you care for them?
5. How do you feed them?
Step II Watching and Listening
Books closed. Present more questions before watching the video or playing the tape.
1.What did Kate see in the street market the other day?
2. What does she plan to do ?
3. Why does Li Qun say that one should never keep fish in a small round bowl?
4.What does Li Qun suggest doing?
5. Why is it a good idea to put some under water plants in the tank?
1.Kate saw a beautiful fish in the street market the other day.
2.She plans to buy some fish next Sunday.
3.Because if the fish is kept in a small round bowl, they don’t get enough air.
4.He suggests going shopping together with Kate to have a look for a nice tank.
5.Because underwater plants in the tank can help keep water clean and they can make the tank look much prettier.
Step III Practice
Page 67. Part 2. Write the question on the Bb:
What should I do to keep a dog / a cat, etc.?
Ask the Students to choose a specific kind of animal, and offer their suggestions by using the following expressions:
I suggest (that) …
You should …
You ought to…
You need to…
First the teacher practises the dialogue with a good student as an example. Then the class do it in pairs. Get 2 pairs of students to come to the front and demonstrate their dialogues.
Step IV Oral practice
Ask the students to make similar dialogues to practise making suggestions and replying, using the phrases given.
Situation: One of your friends wants to keep fish, he/she wants to buy some golden fish and a fish tank. He/she would like to ask for advice from you. Now you’d like to advise him/her what to do.
A: Excuse me , would you please tell me what you are going to do?
B: I want to keep fish. I‘d like to buy some golden fish. What should I do?
A: Oh, I suggest that you’d better go to the market. They are much cheaper there.
B: That‘s a good idea. But where should I keep them?
A: You should keep them in a large tank.
B: What size tank should I get?
A: You need to buy one about 30 cm by 30 cm by 50 cm.
B: Is that Ok?
A: You ought to put some large rocks in the tank.
B: Are they necessary?
A: You’d better put some underwater plants in it.
B: Why is that?
A: Because they keep the water clean and make the tank look more beautiful.
A: You‘re welcome.
Then get the Ss to work in pairs. Get them to act their dialogues out.
Step V Exercises
Ex.1 Call the students’ attention to the changes of the verb tenses, personal pronouns and word older. After doing the exercise orally, ask them to do it as written work.
Ex. 2 Let’s the students work in pairs and then check with the whole class.
Ex. 3 Get the students to read aloud the words and tell what each of them means.
Step VI Homework
1. Finish off the Workbook exercises.
3.Preview Lesson 46.