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2014春八年级下册Unit 4 Why don’t you talk to your parents

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Unit 4 Why don’t you talk to your parents?

Section A 1a—2d

Look and say
What’s wrong with the dog? I didn’t get enough sleep. What should I do?

You look tired. What’s the matter?

What should I do?

My room is dirty. You should do some cleaning.

What should I do?
I’m so thirsty.

You should drink some water.

What should I do?

I want to buy a guitar. But I don’t have enough money.

You should ask your parents for some money.

What should he do?
He doesn’t know the way to …

He should ask someone for help.

What should he do? He is too fat.

He should exercise everyday.

1a Are they serious or not?
Serious Not serious

1. I have to study too 2. I have too much much so I don’t get homework so I don’t enough sleep. have any free time to 4. I have too many afterdo things I like. school classes. 3. My parents don’t allow 5. I got into a fight with me to hang out with my best friend. my friends.

2a Listen and fill in the blanks with could or should.
Advice 1. You _____ write him a letter. 2. You _____ call him up. 3. You _____ talk to him so that you can say you’re sorry. 4. You _____go to his house. 5. You _____take him to the ball game.

2b Listen and write the letters ( a-e ) next to the advice.
Advice 1. You _____ write him a letter. ( ) 2. You _____ call him up. ( ) 3. You _____ talk to him so that you can say you’re sorry. ( ) 4. You _____go to his house. ( ) 5. You _____take him to the ball game. ( )

2d Role-play the conversation:
Q: What’s wrong with Kim?

His sister took some of his new magazines and CDs without asking. He is angry with her.

Read and answer:

Q: What advice did Dave give Kim?
He told Kim that he could tell his sister to say sorry and he could forget about it.

Key points (1) look through 粗略地翻阅;细审 eg. He looks through several newspaper before breakfast. 他早饭前通常浏览几份报纸。 You should look through your notes before the examination. 考试前你应该复习 一下笔记。 (2) so that 以便;结果,以致 eg. I’ll give you all the facts so that you can judge for yourself. 我会给你所有的事实 以便你可以自己判断。 Everyone lent a hand, so that the work was finished in a few minutes. 每个人都 帮了忙,所以工作在几分钟内就完成了。

(3)Although she’s wrong, it’s not a big deal. 虽然说她有错,但是这并不是什么 了不起的事。 although conj. 尽管,虽然;但是,然而 eg. Although my car is very old, it still runs very well. 我的汽车虽然很旧,但仍 然跑得很好。 Although quite young, he knows a lot. 虽然很年轻,但是他知道的东西却很多。

Homework
Writing In our daily life, we often have some problems that make us unhappy. We may ask our parents, teachers, or friends for help to solve the problems. Please write down your conversation.

Unit 4 Why don’t you talk to your parents?

Section A 3a—4c (含Grammar Focus)

Read and answer:

?

What’s Sad and Thirteen’s problem? He can’t get on with his family.

Problems My parents fight a lot, and I don’t like it. My elder brother refuses to let me watch my favorite TV show. I don’t think that’s fair. I always feel lonely and nervous at home.

Advice You should offer to help. You could do more jobs around the house. You could sit down and communicate with your brother.

Points

(1) get on with 与……和睦相处 eg. Can you get on with him? 你和他 处得来吗? How are you getting on with your classmates? 你和同学们的关系如何? He is a person easily to get on well with. 他很容易相处。

(2) hang over挂在……之上,悬浮在……之上 eg. The trees grow so tall that they hang over the river from either side. 树长得很高,从河的两岸悬在河面上。 White clouds hung over the mountain peaks. 山峰上白云缭绕。

(3) whatever 任何(事物),每样(事物); 无论什么,不管什么 eg. Whatever she did was right. 她所做 的事情都是对的。 I will do whatever you wish. 我会对你 言听计从。 Whatever does he mean? 他究竟是什么 意思? We will never give up working, whatever happens. 无论发生什么事,我 们将不会放弃工作。

Grammar Focus
Could, should, and shouldn’t are used to give advice. ?When you say someone could do something, it means that your advice is just one idea of many different ideas. ?When you say someone should do something, it means that your advice is the best idea or the only idea.

Grammar Focus
Could, should, and shouldn’t are used to give advice. ?Could is a less serious word than should.

? Use the word could when you are not very sure of your advice.
?Use should when you are very sure of your advice.

Problems ?You left your homework at home. ?Your best friend is more popular than you. ?You are afraid of speaking in front of people.

?Your best friend does nor trust you any more.
?Your parents always argue. Advice A: My best friend is more popular than me. I want to be like him. What should I do? B: You could try to be friendlier. C: You should just be yourself. D: …

Homework
Do you agree or disagree Mr. Hunt’s advice in 3a? Why? Please write a passage about your opinion about it. (at least 50 words)

Unit 4 Why don’t you talk to your parents?

Section B 1a—1e

Lower stress

listen to beautiful music or songs

go to dance with my friends

go shopping with my friends

watch movies

play sports

get enough sleep

spend time alone

talk to my good friends

Lower stress

Order the activities:
____ play sports ____ hang out with friends ____ talk to parents or other family members ____ spend time alone ____ play computer games ____ read books ____ watch movies ____ other: ____________________

1c Listen and check the problems Wei Ming talks about.

___ My parents give me a lot of pressure about school.

___ I don’t get enough sleep.
___ I don’t have enough fre

e time.

___ I had a fight with my parents.
___ I have to compete with my classmates at

school.

1d Listen again. Fill in the blanks.
1. Although you may be ________ with your parents, you should talk to them. Ask them why they give you

so much ________ .
2. Life shouldn’t just be about ________ . Free time

activities like ________ and hanging out with friends
are important, too. 3. You shouldn’t ________ with your classmates to get

better grades. You should all be ________ each other
to improve.

1e Pairwork

A: I think Wei Ming should … B: Why? A: Because …

Homework
If you have a lot of pressure, what do you like to do

to lower your stress? Please write a short passage
about this. (at least 50 words)

Unit 4 Why don’t you talk to your parents?

Section B 2a—2e

Read and answer the questions Q1. What is the common problem for Chinese and American families?
In Chinese and American families, children are sometimes busier on weekends than weekdays because they have to take so many after-school classes. Q2. Who gives their opinions about the problems? Dr. Alice Green does.

2c Match the words with the meanings
continues 1. Keeps on happening 2. Physical exercise and practice of training skills stress 3. Worries about things at home, school or work

2 C Match the words with the meanings
typical 4. Usual or common 5. Try to be the best or the first to finish something compete development 6. Getting better or bigger 7. Look for differences and compare things similarities between

Read and answer the questions.
Q1. Does Cathy Taylor think it’s important for kids to join afterschool activities? Q2. Does Linda Miller agree with Cathy? What’s her opinion? Q3. Does Dr. Green agree with Cathy or Linda? What does she say?

Q1. Does Cathy Taylor think it’s important for kids to join after-school activities? Yes, she does.
Q2. Does Linda Miller agree with Cathy? What’s her opinion? No, she doesn’t. In her opinion, it’s crazy and unfair. Parents should just let their kids be kids. They shouldn’t push their kids so hard.

Q3. Does Dr. Green agree with Cathy or Linda? What does she say?

She agrees with Linda. She says all the activities can cause a lot of stress for children. “Kids should have time to relax and think for themselves, too. Although it’s normal to want successful children, it’s

Key points
(1)cut out 停止,戒除,放弃 eg. The radio cut out. 收音机突然停了。 Let’s cut out talking and get back to work. 我们不谈了,回去干活吧。 You’d better cut out the last two paragraphs of your article. 你最好 把你这篇文章中的最后两段删去。

(2)compare with 与……相比 eg. How does your new house compare with your old one? 你的新 房子和你的旧房子比起来怎样? Compare this with that, and you will see which is better. 把这个和那 个相比,你就会看出哪个好。 He began to compare himself with his classmates. 他开始把自己与他的同

(3)People shouldn’t push their kids so hard. 人们不应该那么使劲儿地逼迫孩 子们。 push vt. 对……施加压力,按; 逼迫,驱 策,敦促 eg. One has to push the child or she will do no work at all. 这孩子要有人督 促,否则他什么也不做。 Haven’t you a friend who can push you? 你难道没有一个能帮助你的朋友么? I am not pushing you, if you don’t want this job, don’t take it. 我不是在

Discussion
Q1. What do you think of afterschool activities? Q2. What should you do to relax?

Homework
According to your discussion about the questions: Q1. What do you think of afterschool activities? Q2. What should you do to relax? Write a passage about your opinion. 要求:1.适当发挥,条理清晰,表达准确; 2.总词数不少于60。

Unit 4 Why don’t you talk to your parents?

Section B 3a—3b (含Self Check)

Some parents’ opinions
? After-school classes can help kids get into a good university. ? I want my child to be a successful person. ? It’s good for children to start learning from a young age.

Your opinions
? I agree with … because… ? I don’t really agree with … because …

My opinion
In my opinion, I don’t really agree children have all kinds of afterschool classes on their weekends or holidays. Although it’s sometimes good for children to start learning from a young age, children should have time to relax and think for themselves.

Parents should let their kids be kids. Much pressure is not good for children. It’s even more important for children to be happy and relaxed.

Writing

First, say if you agree or disagree. Dear … , I don’t really agree with … because … Although some parents are right about … , I think children should …

Writing
Then, explain why.

In my opinion, it is important for children / parents to …
I believe it is better if children / parents … so that … Perhaps children / parents should / could …

If children … , they will …

用所给动词的正确形式完成短文。

Dear Livy, I have some problems, I need your help. My friends planned a party last Sunday. But didn’t invite ( not invite ) me. I want they 1 _____________ 2 ________ to call ( call ) up John, but I know I shouldn’t 3 ________ argue ( argue ) with him. My wears ( wear ) the friend Sandy always 4 ________ same clothes as I do. I don’t know what to do. Could you 5 ________ help ( help ) me? Thanks a lot. Yours, Jenny

Homework

Write a letter to reply to Jenny. Talk about your opinions and give her some advice about her problems. (at least 60 words)


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