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unit 2 The Sun Always Rises

发布时间:2014-06-11 08:04:56  

Where the Sun Always Rises

Teaching Objectives
1. Topic: Nature; Countryside & changes in country life ? 2. Vocabulary: Expressions about nature; pulsate, gingerly, take in, set off, the last (thing), manoeuvre, make a (supreme) effort, ? 3. Writing: Describing nature
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Part I Listening & speaking
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Work with your group to think of as many words / phrases / expressions as possible regarding the following topics.

Brainstorming

Expressions of natural phenomena
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dawn, sunrise, twilight, sunset, moonlit, mist, fog, rain, snow, storm, hail, budding E.g. a moonlit night / beach a budding poet

Expressions of flowers
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lily, rose, tulip, daisy, gardenia, daffodil, chrysanthemum, violet, sunflower, plum blossom, cherry blossom, carnation

Expressions of trees

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pine, willow, poplar, fir, plane tree, palm(棕榈树), oak, maple(枫树)

Expressions of countryside animals / insects buffalo, cow, bull, butterfly, dragonfly, frog, tadpole, termite, wasp, mosquito, fly, beetle, cricket, grasshopper ?as chirpy / lively as a cricket

Verbs for talking about the countryside / changes (of life)
(The trees / flowers) blossom/are in full blossom in April, (Morning) awakens at the crack of dawn, (The leaves) decay in winter, (The little pond) sparkles in the sun, (Early morning mist) disappears with the sunrise, (The wind) wanes / dies away, (The flood water) recedes, (The garden) thrives after rain.

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(Changes) bring new life into the village, (Old occupations) die / disappear / are replaced by …, (New entertainment) comes into being, (Village life) declines / is gone forever. (Automobiles / Machinery) sweep(s) away...

Listening
Listen to the recording. ? Timing of Color Change in Trees.
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Discussion
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1. Are you a lover of nature? why or why not? 2. Which season do you like best? Why? 3. What is the typical color of each season? 4. What aspect of nature attracts you most, plants and trees, animals, hills and rivers, or natural phenomena? Why? 5. If you have a chance to go to some scenic spots, where would you want to go? And why? What do you think of scenery on campus?

Part II Reading-centered Activity
Aims: ? Learning to understand and communicate effectively one’s appreciation of beauty in nature; ? Learning to use the expressions and phrases;
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Discussion
What factors, in your opinion, affect one’s appreciation of natural beauty? ? age; mood; education; other factors;
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Probe the story 1
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The place where they camp unchanged; the old log cabin The location where they see the sunrise unchanged; at the lake shores The road to the lake unchanged; slippery rocks and prickly pine needles The time and the weather unchanged; early morning, cool, freezing, chilly

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Probe the story 2
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The thing children use to keep warm unchanged: the old World War II army blanket, frayed in the 2nd sunrise The view of the sunrise unchanged; glorio

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