I Teaching aims:
2.Vocabulary :justice; at the mercy of; punishment; comfort; take pride in; relation; cold-blooded; play the role of;
Oral presentation: acting the play out in real situation with background and intonation , expression of different characters w1ell imitated
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．
3. Role acting out of the text “ the Merchant of Venice”
Step 1 : Content revision
to act out the play with the characters’ intonation and pronunciation paid special attention , and at the same time new words and expressions are required to be used properly .
Step 2 :Presentation
Listening with the following questions put forward
In what way did Portia get Sherlock trapped ?
When Sherlock failed to get what he had wanted , what did he do ?
What is the duke and Antonio’s reply to Sherlock’s case ?
Step 3 : Reading
group work -----role acting with detailed questions answered and gap-filling exercises done in students’ workbook
Step 4 : Language points
take pride in : be proud of
comfort : make sb feel less pain or much better than before
Step5: Practice :
to rewrite the play in students’ own Words to act out the play with the characters’ different characteristics acted out , and with the characters’ intonation and pronunciation imitated very well .( through a group competition)