Unit 1 How do you study for a test?
Talk about how to study
Comment on the ways of learning English
Find out your suitable learning methods
Find out your own difficulties in learning English
How do you study for a test?
How does Cathy study English？ She often studies by watching
How do you study English?
Different ways to study English:
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by listening to cassettes. by studying with a group. by watching English programs on TV by enjoying English songs. by taking part in English classes after school . by getting an English tutor. by reading English magazines and newspaper by surfing the internet. by making flashcards. by reading the textbook by asking the teacher for help. by making vocabulary lists. by taking notes carefully . by having the English class carefully by finishing the homework seriously .
How do you study for an English test?
by working with friends
by making flashcards by reading the textbook by making vocabulary lists by listening to cassettes
by asking the teacher for help
by doing sth:
表示“通过…方式、方法”或“借助某种手段”。 “靠，用，通过” 1.He makes a living by writing. 他以写作为生。
2.By working hard I made great progress this term.
通过刻苦努力，我在本学期取得了巨大的进步。 3. We helped those poor people by giving them some money and food. 我们通过给钱和食物来帮助哪些穷人。
1.I live by/near the river. I’d like to sit by my teacher. “在…旁边，靠近” 2.I go by the post office every day on my way to work. “经过” 3.English is spoken by most people in the world. “被，由”（用于被动语态） 4.Can you finish the work by Thursday? “不迟于” 5. He took classes by day and worked by night. “在…期间” 6. It’s nine o’clock by my watch. “根据，依照” 7. Our football team lost the game by only one score. “相差” 8. We had learnt about 1500 new words by the end of last term. “某个时间以前、到某个时间之前” 9.one by one, side by side等by短语。
Section A 1b
Boy 1: Hey, gang. There’s a big test on Tuesday. I really need some help. Can you tell me how you study for a big test? Voices: Sure! Yes. Sure we will. Boy 1: You did really well on the last English test, didn’t you, Mei? Girl 1: Yeah. I did OK. Boy 1: Well, how did you study? Girl 1: By making flashcards. Boy 1: Maybe I’ll try that. How did you study, Pierre? Boy 2: By asking the teacher for help. She was really happy I asked. Boy 1: That’s interesting. How do you study, Antonio? Boy 3: I like to study by listening to cassettes. But some times my mother thinks I’m listening to musi
c. And then she gets mad. Boy 1: Oh, well…
Section A 2a
Girl 1: Welcome to the English club. Today we’re going to talk about the best ways to learn English. Who has an idea? Boy 1: Do you learn English by watching English-language videos? Girl 1: No. It’s too hard to understand the voices. Boy 1: What about keeping a diary in English? Do you learn English that way? Girl 2: I think so. It helps to write English every day. Girl 3: have you ever studied with a group? Girl 2: Yes, I have! I’ve learned a lot that way. Girl 1: Do you ever practice conversations with friends? Girl 2: Oh, yes. It improves my speaking skills. Boy 1: What about reading aloud to practice pronunciation? Girl 3: I do that sometimes. I think it helps. Boy 2: I do too. And I always look up new words in a dictionary. Girl 3: That’s a great idea!
2a Listen and check(?)the questions you hear. Questions 1. ? Do you learn English by watching English-language videos? 2. ? Do You ever practice conversations with friends? 3. What about listening to cassettes?
4. ? What about reading aloud to practice pronunciation?
5. ? Have you ever studied with a group? aloud adj.出声的;高声的 pronunciation n.发音
V.（美）practice （英）practise “实践，练习”
1. We’ll practice singing this afternoon.
2. They practiced the piano the day before yesterday.
enjoy, finish, give up
can’t help, feel like,
2b Listen again and match each question above with an answer below. a. Yes, I have. I’ve learned a lot that way. b. Oh, yes. It improves my speaking skills. n.技能;技巧 c. I do that sometimes. I think it helps. n.说话声;声音 d. No. it’s too hard to understand the voices. Questions Answers 1. Do you learn English by watching d English-language videos? 2. Do You ever practice conversations b with friends? 3. What about listening to cassettes? 4. What about reading aloud to practice c pronunciation? 5. Have you ever studied with a group? a
2c PAIRWORK Make conversations using the information from activities 2a and 2b.
A: Have you ever studied with a group? B: Yes, I have. I’ve learned a lot that way. (in) this / that way e.g. 1.If you go on doing that way, you’ll be put into prison.
2. She get the hair in the way her husband liked it.
询问别人的学习方法 就学习方法提出建议 How do you study for a test? How do you learn English? Do you learn English by reading aloud? Do you learn English that way?
Do you ever practice conversations with friends?
Have you ever studied with a group?
What about reading aloud to practice pronunciation?
e.g. She said that reading loudly every day was a good way to learn English.
Our teacher told us _________ was important in English studying.
3a Read the article and complete the chart.
How do you learn best?
This week we asked students at New Star High School about the best ways to learn more English. Many said they learnt by using English. Some students had more specific suggestions. Lillian Li, for example, said the best way to learn new words was by reading English magazines. She said that memorizing the words of pop songs also helped a little. When we asked about studying grammar, she said, “I never study grammar. It’s too boring.” specific adj. 明确的;详细而精确的 memorize(memorizing) v. 记忆;背诵
Wei Ming feels differently. He’s been learning English for six years and really loves it. He thinks studying grammar is a great way to learn a language. He also thinks that watching English movies isn’t a bad way because he can watch the actors say the words. Sometimes, however, he finds watching movies frustrating because the people speak too quickly.
differently adv.不同地;有区别地 frustrate v.使失望;使沮丧;使厌烦 frustrating adj.令人沮丧的;令人失望的 frustrated adj. 让人感到沮丧的；令人失望的
fast adv.快地;迅速地 （速度上）
Liu Chang said that joining the English club at school was the best way to improve her English. Students get lots of practice and they also have fun. She added that having conversations with friends was not helpful at all. “We get excited about something and then end up speaking in Chinese,” she said.
add v.又说;继续说 excited adj.激动的;兴奋的
not at all 根本(不);全然(不)
get excited about
请根据课文内容判断下列句子的正(T)误(F): ( T )1. Many students thought the best way to learn English is to use it. ( F )2. Lilian Li thought the best way to learn new words was by memorizing them. ( T )3. Lilian Li never studied grammar. ( T )4. Wei Ming has learned English for seventy-two months. ( F )5. Wei Ming thought watching English movies and studying grammar are great ways to learn a language. ( T )6. Joining the English club at school was Liu Chang’s best way to improve her English. ( T )7. The students in the club could get lots of practice. ( F )8. Liu Chang thought having conversations with friends was helpful.
Complete the chart. Ways of learning English Not successful OK Successful reading English magazines studying grammar joining the English club
studying grammar sometimes the people speak too quickly having conversations with friends
memorizing the words of pop songs
watching English movies
1. He found the work slightly boring. (名词＋形容词） 2. You’ll find it a difficult book. (名词＋名词） 3. He found Jane writing a letter there. (名词＋现在分词） 4. He found the door broken / closed. (名词＋过去分词）
Now I found that I could relax a little.
1. I found out that he had already gone. （＋that从句） 2. He will find out how to get there. （＋how从句） 3. Let’s find out what to do next. （＋what从句） 4. I must ring him up and find out if Nancy is there. （＋if从句） 5.Could you find out about the trains to Paris? （＋about 短语) 6. We must find out the truth of the matter. (＋名词）
1. join the Party join the army join the club ? 2. join sb join in… “参加某种活动，尤其指和其他人一起参加某种活动” join in the game / conversation /discussion
take part in… “参加某种工作、事业或活动，并在其中身体
take part in the protest(抗议) / the contest
I think studying English by …is…because …
I think studying English by working with a group is a good way because you can ask others when you have questions. I think surfing the internet is a bad way because you hav to use a computer and always waste your time. I think I can study English by listening to English songs because I love music too. I don’t think I can get an English tutor because I want to learn by myself at home.
the way to … 类似结构：
get excited 其他get短语：
3b PAIRWORK Role play. Student A, pretend to be one of the people in 3a. Student B, interview Student A about learning English. A: I’m doing a survey about learning English.
Can I ask you some questions?
A: Great! What’s your name? B: Wei Ming. A: And how do you learn English, Ming? B:…
PAIRWORK Check(?) what you do to learn English. Then interview your partner.
I do this… My partner does this… often sometimes never often sometimes never
write vocabulary lists read English books/magazines study grammar keep an English notebook listen to cassette ask the teacher questions watch Englishlanguage TV
Reciting the passage at page 4: How do you learn best?
Learning English can be difficult. What things are difficult for you? 1. 2. 3. 4. I can’t … I don’t know how to… I always… I…
Check (?) the statements that are true for you. I can’t pronounce some of the words. I can’t understand spoken English.
I read very slowly. I can’t spell some English words. I make mistakes in grammar.
2a Paul is learning English. Listen and check (?)the learning challenges he talks about.
1. ? can’t get the pronunciation right
2. ? forget a lot of new words
3. ? can’t always understand when people talk to me
4. can’t understand the words in magazines
5. ? don’t get much writing practice
2b Listen again. Match the challenges in 2a with the solutions.
a. 2 You can always write the new words in your notebook and study them at home.
b. 5 You should find a pen pal.
c. 1 Listening can help.
d. 3 Why don’t you join an English language club to practice speaking English?
Section B 2a
T: You looked worried, Paul. B: I am, Ms Mitchell. I’m having trouble learning English. T: You said you liked English. What’s the problem? B: I can’t get the pronunciation right. T: Well, listening can help. Why don’t you borrow the teacher’s tapes. You can listen to them at home and repeat the sentences that are difficult for you. B: That’s a good idea. But what about all the new words? I forget a lot of new words. T: You can always write the new words in your notebook and study them at home. You can even study in the train on the way to school.
B: That might really help! Thanks! T: Can you understand when people talk to you? B: Well, no. Not always. Sometimes I just don’t understand what people are saying. T: Why don’t you join an English language club to practice speaking English? The English club meets after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays. B: Maybe I’ll go. The only other problem I have is that I don’t get much writing practice. T: Maybe you should find a pen pal. B: That sounds like a fun way to practice writing. Thanks, Ms Mitchell.
2c PAIRWORK Role play conversations using the information from activities 2a and 2b.
A: I don’t have a partner to practice English with.
B: Maybe you should join an English language club.
3a Read the article. Then read the statements about the article. Write “T”(for true) or “F”(for false). How I learned to learn English Last year my English class was difficult for me. First of all, it wasn’t easy for me to understand the teacher when she talked to the class. To begin with, she spoke too quickly, and I couldn’t understand every word. Later on, I realized that it doesn’t matter if you don’t understand every word. Also I was afraid to speak in class, because I thought my classmate might laugh at me.I couldn’t always make complete sentences, either. first of all 首先;第一 laugh at sb笑话;取笑(某人) later on 以后;随后 complete adj. 完整的;完全的 be afraid to do sth害怕去做… sentence n. 句子 be afraid of sth/doing sth make a sentence 造句 be afraid+that引导的从句
Then I started to watch English language TV. It helped a lot. I think that doing lots of listening practice is one of the secrets of becoming a good language learner. Another thing that I found very difficult was English Grammar. So I decided to take lots of grammar notes in every class. Then I started to write my own original sentences using the grammar I was learning. It’s amazing how much this helped. Now I am enjoying learning English and I got an A this term. My teacher is very impressed. secret n.秘密;机密 take notes 做笔记;做记录 learner n.学习者 enjoy doing 喜欢做…乐于
做… impress v. 使感动…;给…深刻印象 impress sth on sb /impress sb with sth 使某人铭记某事
impress v. 使感动…;给…深刻印象 impression n. 1)我父亲让我铭记艰苦劳动的价值。
My father _________ ___ ____the value of impressed on me hard work. 2)I was very impressed by/ his new house. _________ ____ at/with 3)He made a strong ______________ on me. impression
watch sb do 这类省略to作宾补的短语
列举 It+be +adj.+for sb to do句型
Write “T”(for true) or “F”(for false) The writer found learning English difficult because… F 1. the teacher’s pronunciation was poor.
F 2. people always laughed at her when she spoke.
T 3. she had trouble making complete sentences. T 4. English grammar was difficult. Her English improved when she started.
F 5. going out with English-speaking friends.
F 6. lots of speaking practice.
T 7. using grammar in original sentences.
3b Write a letter telling a friend how to become a better language learner. Dear ,
I know it isn’t easy to learn , but I have some ideas that may help. You said you couldn’t understand people who talked fast. Well, you can try to listen for the most important words, not every word.
4 INTERVIEW Ask three classmates about learning English. Take notes. Then tell the class about their answers. 1. What isn’t easy about learning English? 2. What do you do about this? 3. What is your favorite way to learn more English? Han Wen says that listening is sometimes difficult if people speak too fast.
8.对某人生气（两种） 1.发音（动名词） 2.明确的，详细而精确的 9.把…当做… 3.令人沮丧的（两个） 10.agree的名词反义词形式 附加： 4.结束做某事 11.用unless造一个句子 5.犯错 6.一项挑战性工作 7.做笔记
1 Fill in each blank with the correct word given.Change the form of the word if necessary. feel spell write down join
1. You should write down new English words in a vocabulary list.
2. If you son’t know how to them up in a dictionary. spell new words, look
3. The best way to improve your English is to join an English club. 4. Another thing that he English grammar. finds very difficult was
5. This kind of paper
2 Xu Zheng won the English prize at his school. Later, a reporter of the school magazine interviewed him. Here are the reporter’s notes on Xu Zheng and his essay on why English is important. Use them to write an article about Xu Zheng. Note on Xu Zheng Likes: writing notes/watching movies/listening to pop songs Finds difficult: pronunciation/native speakers talking too fast 组成;构成 adj. 本土的;本族的 n. 讲话者;说话者 Learns by: making up conversations/speaking to friends in English Notes on Xu Zheng’s essay 1. Most people
speak English as a secong language. 2. English is popular around the world for computers. 3. English is popular in science. 4. English can help us understand many new books and movies.
Phrases in Section A ? study for a test 1.为考试而学习 ? work with a 2.与朋友一起/在小组学习 friend/ a group 3.做认读卡 ? make flashcard ? read textbooks 4.读课本/杂志 /magazines 5.做词汇表 ? make vocabulary lists 6.听磁带 ? listen to tapes ? ask the teacher 7.向老师寻求帮助 for help
8.看英语录象 9.与朋友练对话 10.大声读练发音
? watch English videos
? practice conversations with friends
? read aloud to practice pronunciation ? improve speaking skills
? 12.太难而不能听清声音 too hard to understand the
? by using English
? more specific suggestions
? memorize the words ? have conversations with friends ? get excited ? end up speaking Chinese ? do a survey
? keep a notebook
Cool Sentences in Unit 1
1.I study for a test by making flashcards. I study for a test by making vocabulary. 2.What about reading aloud to practice pronunciation What about keeping a diary in English? 3.---Do you learn English by watching Englishlanguage videos? ---No. It’s too hard to understand the voices. 4.I’ve ever studied with a group and I’ve learned a lot (in) that way. 5.She said the best way to learn new words was by reading English magazines. 6.We get excited about something and end up speaking in Chinese.
Cool Sentences in Unit 1
7.Watching English movies isn’t a bad way. Studying grammar is a great way to learn a language. Memorizing the words of pop songs also helped a little. Joining the club is the best way to improve our English. Having conversations with friends is not helpful at all. 8.---You look worried, Paul. ---I’m having trouble learning English. 9. That sounds like a fun way to practice writing . 10.First of all, it wasn’t easy for me to understand the teacher when she talked to the class. （句型） 11.Doing lots of listening practice is one of the secrets of becoming a good language learner. 12.Her English improved when she started using grammar in original sentences.
Cool Sentences in Unit 1
13.My teacher is very impressed. 14.If you don’t know how to spell new words, look them up in a dictionary. 15.Unless we deal with our problems, we can easily become unhappy. （转换成 if?not?句型） 16.Sometimes, people can stay angry for years about a small problem. 17.We can solve a problem by learning to forget. 18.As young adults, it is our duty to try our best to deal with each challenge in our education with the help of our teacher. 19.You will find your problems are not so terrible by comparing yourself to other people. 20.He regards his m
any physical problems as unimportant
About Stephen Hawking
? He is a rare celebrity physical scientist. He is regarded as a “modern day Einstein” Today, he's 56 and married with three children. Hawking has ALS (a neuromuscular disease that progressively weakens muscle control). He gets around in a wheelchair. His book, A Brief History of Time, has been translated into 33 languages and has sold nine million copies.
查字典分析affect, influence impress当“影响”讲时的含义区别。
1. the way to? 2. get +pp短语 3. end短语 4. watch sb do 类似短语 5. It’s +adj.+for sb to do 句型 6.总结系动词 7.查字典分析“影响”三个词