1. Listen to the tape and use these words in the box to finish sentences.
great influence play poem respect story thinker thought wise writer
Confucius: He was a ______ ______in China. He is known for his _____ _____. We are still ______by his thought. He is ________by us..
Shakespeare: He was a _____of _____and______. Some of his most famous plays are Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet.
Mark Twain:He was a famous American_____. He wrote a lot of______. His books are still popular.
3.Listen and underline the sentences about present simple passive (被动时态) in the passage
4. Find out the language points during the conversations.
5 Choose the correct answers.
? 1).Beijing is known ___ the capital of China.
? A. with B. for C. as D.in
? 2).People in the world _____ by Confucius’ thoughts.
? A. have influenced B.has been influenced C.influenced D. are influenced
? 3).---How far do they live ?
? ---____ I know, they live in the same town.
? A.As far as B.As long as C.So far D.As long
? 4).I have five _______ books at home.
? A. hundred B. hundreds C. hundreds of D. hundred of
6. Read and practice the conversations in groups.
7. Seatwork:Make a survey about your friends’ favourite writers.
8 Review-- what we have learnt today.