Unit 2 I used to be afraid of the dark.
? 第一课时：Section A:1a,1b，1c，2a,2b,2c,
第二课时：Section A: 3a,3b,4
第五课时：Self Check & Reading
Analysis of the Teaching Material
1. Status and Function
In this unit, students learn to talk about what they used to be like. Such topic reminds students of the days of their childhood. It is helpful to raise learning interest of students and students are sure to be active in all the activities in this unit.
2. Teaching Aims and Demands
(1) Knowledge Objects
In this unit, students learn to talk about how they have changed.
To make students learn and grasp the structure used to, including statements and yes/no questions and short answers.
(2) Ability Objects
To train students’ listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.
To train students’ integrating skills.
(3) Moral Object
To enable students to know that everyone surely changes. If you are afraid of speaking in front of the class, encourage yourself not to be shy. More practice, and you’ll feel more confident.
3. Teaching Key Points
To learn the key vocabulary and the target language.
To learn the usage of the structure used to.
4. Teaching Difficult Points
To improve students’ listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.
To enable students to grasp the usage of the structure used to.
5. Studying Way
Teach students how to use the structure used to to compare the past with now. Ⅱ. Language Function
Talk about what you used to be like.
Ⅲ. Target Language
1. Mario used to be short.
Yes, he did. Now he’s tall.
2. I used to eat candy all the time. Did you?
Yes, I did. And I used to chew gum a lot.
1. Used to
2. Conjunction but
used to, dark, spider, insect
alone, quiet, snake, outgoing, friendly, serious, funny, tall, shy, short, straight, long hair Ⅶ.Learning Strategies
Ⅰ. Learning goals
1. Review words describing appearance and personality
2. Learn the key vocabulary as follows:
airplane , terrify , on, be terrified of , go to sleep
3. Learn the target language used to.
Ⅱ.Teaching Key Points
1. Target language
2. The structure: used to
Ⅲ. Teaching Difficult Point
The structure: used to
Ⅳ. Teaching Methods
1. Teaching by induction
Ⅴ. Teaching Aids
1. A tape recorder
2. Pictures of people cut out from magazines or newspapers
Ⅵ. Teaching Procedures
Step Ⅰ Revision
(1) Check the homework exercises.
(2) Ask some individual students their ways of learning English.
T: How do you learn English, A?
SA: I learn English by listening to cassettes.
T: What about you, B?
SB: I study with a group.
T: Do you learn English by practicing conversations with friends, C?
SC: Yes, I do. I think it helps.
Step Ⅱ 1a
The activity introduces tile key vocabulary. Call students’ attention to the chart with the headlines Appearance and Personality.
Say, You are to fill in the chart with words describing people. The words under Appearance will describe how people look and the words under Personality will describe what people are like. Ask two students to say the sample answers. Then elicit one answer to each column from the class. Get students to fill in the chart individually.
Check the answers by asking different students to read their lists to the class.
Make sure that all the students understand what each word means.
Appearance: tall, straight hair, long hair, short hair, curly hair, short, fat, thin, slim, good-looking, pretty
Personality: outgoing, funny, quiet, kind, warm-hearted, friendly, shy, easygoing
Step Ⅲ 1b
The activity gives students practice in understanding the target language in spoken conversation.
Play the recording. Students listen and fill in the blanks.
Step Ⅳ 1c
This activity provides oral practice using the target language.
Read the instructions to the class.
Have a conversation with a partner about people in the picture. Talk about how the People look now and how they used to look.
As students work, listen in on various pairs checking progress and helping with pronunciation as needed.
After students have had a chance to practice several exchanges, ask pairs to come the front of the room and act out their conversations.
Step Ⅴ Summary
Say, In this class, we’ve learned the key vocabulary words used to and dark. And we’ve also learned the target language Mario used to be short. Yes, he did. Now he’s tall
Step Ⅵ Homework 《双语报》A版: 完形填空 阅读理解 看图填词