I Teaching aims :
Vocabulary:be/fall in love with; moneylender; greedy; agreement; flesh; court; mercy----merciful bitter; desire; judgement; greet---greeting; troublesome; according to; drop;do the deed; take ----in one’s arm; justice; at the mercy of; bless; weakness
Moral teaching : A friend in need is a friend indeed . Justice will always stand by the kind , the nice , instead of the mean or the cruel .
II Teaching aids : tape recorder ; slide show ; computer ; multimedia education software
III Teaching main-points :
1．Listening and reading comprehension
2．Vocabulary explanation in real-situation sentences
Study on William Shakespeare : his life , living experience and his career as agreat writer , and his great contribution to the world literature .
V Teaching procedures :
Step 1 Oral presentation
Background introduction about “ the Merchant of Venice”
Step 2 Watching
Answer the questions after watching.
1.How did the story happen?
2.What did Shylock want from Antonio, the merchant of Venice?
3.What did Portia decide to do when her husband left to see Antonio?
4.What do you think of the Duke’s character?
5.What is your opinion of Shylock?
6.Why do you think Shylock prefers to take his pound of flesh instead of accepting the money from Bassanio?
Step 3 Listening and Reading
Part 1 of the play, ask them to answer the questions in pairs.
1.What does the Duke ask Shylock to do?
2.What is Shylock’s reply?
3.What does Bassanio offer?
4. What is Shylock’s reply?
5. What letter does Nerissa, Portia’s maid bring?
6. What does the letter say?
Step 4 Language study:
Deal with the language study
be seated : make sb take his or her seat
at he mercy of
desire (v.) : want sth very much
Desire(n.) : needs or requirements
greet v. -----show one’s pleasing words to sb
greeting n. -----respect or sth that shows congratulation
Step 5 Practice
Let the Ss play the role of this play. The T divide the Ss into five groups. You gives them some time to prepare. Then ask them to play in front of class.
Step 6 Homework
1.Review Lesson 43.
2.Fininish off exercises of the Workbook.