Lesson 7: Trading Poems
Fill in the blanks with proper prepositions: at 1. Look ______ the poem _______ the right. on
by 2. This kind _______ poem was created ________ an of American poet _______ the nineteenth century. in
3. Each line has a set number _______ words. of 4. Let’s look at another two poems _______ examples. as 5. Express a thought or a feeling ________ your topic about ______ four words. in
6. What colour is the sunshine _______ this photo? in
Fill in each blank with the proper word from the brackets: 1. There are some ____________(different) between the differences two sentences. 2. Express a _________(think) or a _______(feel) about thought feeling your topic in four words. 3. Say something about your topic ________(use) one word. using 4. This kind of poem ______________(create) by an was created American _________(poem) in the __________(nineteen) poet nineteenth century. 5. Each student ________(have) an English book. has 6. Each of them ________(have) an English book. has 7. They each ________(have) an English book. have 8. ___________(happy) is a feeling of love and being loved. Happiness 9. Our classroom is much __________(bright) than yours. brighter
Think about it! 1. What did Jenny, Brain and Danny study in school this week? study poetry 2. How many kinds of poems did they read? Poems about nature Haiku Limerick Five-line poems
Think about it! 1. Where are Haikus from? What are they about? What pattern does Haiku follow? It always has three lines. Each line has a set number of syllables. 2. Where are limericks from? What are they about? What pattern does it follow? It always has five lines. It follows the pattern “aabba”. 3. Where are five-line poems from? What are they about? What does a five-line poem follow? It has five lines. Each line has a set number of words. The first line has one word. The second line has two words. The third, or middle, line has three words. The fourth line has four words. The last line has one word.
Read carefully and answer the following questions:
1. What does Danny think of poetry?
2. How many poems did he write? What kinds of poems are they? What are they about? 3. What does Li Ming think of Danny’s poem about him? 4. What did he do then?
Listen to the tape and fill in the blanks.
Poetry ? 1. _______ is a beautiful way to express thoughts and feelings. ? 2. Danny’s teacher says Danny’s funny always saying _______ things.
? 1. Trade Poems 交换诗歌 ? trade 动词，相当于exchange。 ? 2. We read many different kinds of poems. ? 我们读了许多不同种类的诗。 ? many different kinds of ? 许多不同种类的 ? all kinds of 各种各样的
? 3. Poetry is a beautiful way to
express thoughts and feelings. ? 诗歌是一种表达思维和情感的美妙方式。
? ? ? ? thought n. 想法，思维 The man is in deep thought. 那个人陷入了深思。 Writing a poem is a way to express one’s thought. ? 写诗是表
? 4. …because I want all of you students to write poems for me. ? 因为我想让你们所有的学生给我写诗。 ? 句中all of you和students是同一层次的语言 单位，students 作all of you的同位语。再如： ? Beijing, the capital city of China, is one of the largest cities in China. ? 北京，中国的首都，是中国最大的城市之一。 ? The capital of China 作Beijing的同位语。
? 5. I could see the bottom. 我能看见底。 ? bottom n.底，底部 ? We can see the bottom of the lake through the clear water. ? 我们通过清澈的湖水能看到湖底。 ? The bus stopped at the bottom of the mountain. 汽车停在了山脚下。 ? bottom的反义词是top顶，顶部。 ? There is a bird on the top of the house. 房 顶上落着一只鸟。
? 6.But it was hard to write that poem! 但是要 写诗很难。 ? It is (adj.)+to do sth. ? 这种句型的是形式主语，其真正的主语为后面 的动词不定式。 ? It is interesting to skate in winter. ? 冬天滑冰很有趣。 ? It is important to learn English well. 学好英语 非常重要。 ? It is hard to answer the question. ? 这个问题很难回答。
7.Why don’t you try writing a funny poem? 你何不试试写一首好 笑的诗呢？ Why don’t you do..意为“为什么 不”，用来提出建议，相当于why not do..? Why don’t you (Why not) go to see him tomorrow? 为什么不明天去看看他？ try doing sth. 试做某事
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8.Thanks for the poem. 谢谢这首诗。 Thanks for…因而感谢，后常加名词或 动名词。例： Thanks for your help. =Thanks for helping me. 谢谢你的帮助。
9.I like the poem so much that I decide to write on for you. 我如此喜欢你的诗以至于决定为你写 一首。 so… that …如此以至，引导结果状语从 句，that从句中常加情态动词。例： The TV set costs so much that I can’t buy it.
? so…that引导结果状语从句时有时可以用 “too…to…”及“enough”来改写。例：
? He is so young that he can’t go to work. ? He is too young to go to work. ? The boy is so strong that he can lift the heavy box. ? The boy is strong enough to life the heavy box.
另外，so…that…还可以引导 目的状语从句，“以便”。例： He got up so early so that he could catch the early bus. 他很早起床以便赶早班车。
so…that…引导目的状语从句时有时可 以用in order to 或so as to来替换。 例： He came early so that he could sit in the front of the classroom. 他早来的目的是能坐在教室的前面。 He came early in order to (so as to ) sit in the front of the classroom.
Fill in each blank with the proper word from the brackets: 1. The students want their teacher ___________(teach) to teach them the method. 2. I try _________(move) the sofa, but I couldn’t. to move 3. You’d better not
_____(go) out now. It’s too cold outside. go 4. Don’t make your students always _________(stand) stand outside the classroom. 5. Don’t ask her _______(help) Jim. Let him ______(write) to help write it himself. 6. I decided ___________(write) about nature. to write 7. I took some lessons to learn how ___________(learn). to learn 8. Poetry is a beautiful way __________(express) thoughts to express and feelings. 9. I wish I ________(can) be a poet. could 10. Danny is _________(wake). He is smiling at me. awake
句型转换，每空一词： 1. To learn English is fun. (同义句） _______ ________ to learn English. It’s fun 2. Reading in the sun is bad for your eyes. (同上） It is ________ for your eyes ______ _______ in the sun. bad to read 3. She was so excited that she couldn’t sleep the whole night. (同上） She was _______ excited ________ sleep the whole night. too to 4. She ran so fast that she caught up with us soon. (同上） She ran _______ _________ _____ catch up with us soon. fast enough to 5. He got up so late that he missed the train. (同上） He didn’t get up _____ ________ _____ catch the train. early enough to
句型转换，每空一词： 6. Our teacher often teaches us how we can write English poems. (同上） Our teacher often teaches us ______ ______ ________ how to write English poems 7. She decided to teach physics this term. (对划线部分提问) _________ ________ she decide ______ ______ this term? What did to do 8. They all hope that they can visit the Great Wall someday. (同义句） They all hope _______ _______ the Great Wall someday. to visit
A task: To be a poet
In a small group, write a poem like the one in Li Ming’s postcard. First, choose a word your group like. Use each letter in this word to begin a line of your poem. Then, make a poster to display your poem on the wall. Which poem is the best?