My mother used to have straight hair, but now she has curly hair. My father used to be kind, but now he is strict with me.
1.Get the students to describe their parents.
2.Do you know when Mother’s Day and father’s Day are?
Mother’s Day is the second Sunday of May. Father’s Day is the third Sunday of June
The earthquake caused a lot of terrible results 造成,使发生
After her father’s death, her life was much more difficult. Her mother looked after Gao as 尽她所能 well as she could. as …as possible/ sb. can(could) She couldn’t afford to pay for 地震中受伤的高雅倩 Gao’s education.
In the end, she made a decision: not to go to school again.
To her surprise, a lot of people paid attention to her and raised her some money. pay attention to sb./sth. doing sth.
What changed Gao’s life at last?
As we read, we need to use the information around the word or phrase（短语） to help you guess the meaning. Using context (上下文）can help you learn new words and phrases.
Read the passage quickly and there are 5 sentences missing. Put the sentences into the correct place in the reading. Missing language a. How was he able to change? b. and didn’t give up trying to help him C. That’s when I decided to change d.after his father’s death a few years ago e. Even the teacher agreed that Martin was wasting his time
Read the passage quickly and there are 5 sentences missing. Put the sentences into the correct place in the reading. Maybe you will meet some new words, don’t be afraid of them, try to guess them.
Missing language a. How was he able to change? b. and didn’t give up trying to help him c. That’s when I decided to change d.after his father’s death a few years ago e. Even the teacher agreed that Martin was wasting his time
While-reading （阅读中） [任务一] Guessing
He used to cause a lot of trouble.
Who is he? What might be talked about in this passage? Please pay attention to the word used to.
While-reading [任务二] Scanning（速读)
1.How old is Martin now? 2.Did he use to give his mother many problems? 3.Why did his mother have to work? 4. In the end ,what decision did the mother make? 5. What made him change a lot? 6.What did his mother tell him on the phone? 7.Why did Martin used to cause trouble?
8.How is Martin now?
While-reading [任务二] Scanning（速读）
1.How old is Martin now? He is 15 years old. 2.Did he use to give his mother many problems? No, he didn’t.
3.Why did his mother have to work? Because she had to pay for her child's
4.In the end ,what decision did the mother make?
she sent the boy to a boy's boarding school.
5.What made him change a lot? A recent conversation
with his mother. 6.What did his mother tell him on the phone?
Even though his father was no longer with them, he was watching him and would always take pride in everything good he did.
7.Why did Martin used to cause trouble?
Because he has been afraid of being alone, and have tried to make his mother pay more attention to him.
8.How is Martin now?
Now he is one of the best students in his class.
[任务三] Detail reading(精读)
1. After father's death, Martin's life became difficult 2. The troubles Martin used to cause. 3. A conversation with his mother on the phone changed his life. 4. What is Martin like now.
Martin Murray is a_____________boy. fifteen-year-old He used to be a “________ child”, but a problem conversation recent _____________with his mother use changed his life. He didn’t ____to give his mother many problems. However, (1)after his father’s ______a few years ago, Martin’s death life became much______ difficult. His more mother couldn’t ______to pay for her child’s afford education. To do this, she had to work, and so was often not at home. Did he use to be a “problem child”?
What happened to Martin?
Martin’s father died. His life became much more difficult. His mother had to work.
His mother was often not at home.
His mother looked after him as well as she could. Unfortunately, Martin still caused problems for himself and his family. He was not interested in studying, and he often got into trouble with the police. Luckily, his mother was very patient, (2) and didn’t give up trying to help him. In the end, she made a difficult decision: to send him to a boy’s boarding school. Martin hated it and used to cause a lot of trouble. One day, he told his teacher he wanted to leave the school. (3)Even the teacher agreed that Martin was wasting his time.
1.Did his mother give up his son?
2. What did Martin ’s mother do in order to help Martin in the end? She sent her son to a boy’s boarding school. 3. Did he like the school? What did he want to do? No, he hated it and wanted to leave the school.
1. be patient with sb. eg. My mother is always patient with me . 2.give up doing sth. eg. The doctor told my father to give up drinking. 3.waste time/money on sth.
(in) doing sth.
waste time on computer games (in) playing computer games
head teacher 班主任 necessary adj.必须的； exactly adv. even though/if 即使；纵然；尽管 正；恰恰 take (a) pride in no longer 对…感到自豪 =not …any longer =be proud of
The head teacher said it was necessary to talk with his mother. Martin called his mother, but to his surprise, this phone call changed his life. “It was exactly what I needed,” he said. “My mother helped me to understand how much she had given me. She also told me that even though my father was no longer with us, he was watching me, and would always take pride in everything good I do. (4)That’
s when I decided to change. I realize that since my father died, I have been afraid of being alone, and have tried to make my mother pay more attention to me.”
T or F
1.Martin finally understood what his
problem was. 2.What his mother said didn’t change his mind.
3. Martin was afraid of being alone
after his father’s death.
Now Martin has really changed. He has been working hard, and is now one of the best students in his class. (5) How was he able to change? His mother’s love helped him to feel good about himself, and as Martin himself says, “It’s very important for parents to be there for their children.” What do you think changed Martin ’s life? A. His head teacher. B. The police.
C. His mother’s love. D. His father’s death.
Read quickly and fill in the blanks.
How Martin changed
give his He didn’t use to _______ Before his father’s death mother many problems _____________________ He caused problems for himself and his family _________________ and wasn’t interested in studying ________. He often got into trouble with the police ____________. He has been working hard __________ Now the best and is one of _________ students in his class. _______________
After his father’s death
Post-reading （读后活动） [任务四] Doing exercise 15-year-old Martin is a _____________ boy. He didn’t used to
______trouble. However ,after his father’s_______, his cause death life became ___________difficult. His mother couldn’t much more afford to pay for education. But his mother still ________________his looked after him __________she could. Unfortunately, as well as martin wasn’t _____________studying and often interested in _________trouble. Luckily his mother was patient and got into never _________helping him. So his mother gave up made a decision ________________to send him to a boarding school. But Martin hated it and wanted to leave the school. So he called his mother. ______________this phone call To his surprise changed his life. Now he is working hard , and _______the best students in his class. one of
Post-reading [任务五] Circle story
Retell the text in groups one by one according to the key words below（根据提示复述课文）
1…problem child…a recent conversation… not used to…after his father’s death….difficult….not afford….to do this…. 2. look after…cause problems…not interested in… get into troubles…patient…make a decision…hate… leave…waste… 3…necessary…call…change…need…help…under
stand…no longer…watch…take pride in…decide to …realize… be afraid of…pay more attention to… 4…has changed…work hard…a top student…
Post-reading （读后活动） [任务六] Discussing（讨论）
Discuss in groups: Why did the author write the passage?
The author wants to tell us: Mother’s love is great . He wants to tell us: Communication between children and parents ca
n help them understand each other better.
What did you learn from this reading ?
Parents love you and you love your parents. Parents are the best helpers when you are in trouble. Never give up when you are in trouble .
Section 3 After you Read 3a Put these sentences into the correct place in the reading.
How was he able to change? and didn’t give up trying to help him That’s when I decided to change but a recent conversation with his mother changed his life Even the teacher agreed that Martin was wasting his time
Place in reading
3b Read the statements below. Circle “TRUE”, “FALSE”, or “DON’T KNOW” according to the reading. 1. Martin is still a bad boy. 2. There wasn’t enough money for the family. 3. Martin finally understand what his problem was. 4. Martin’s father didn’t use to help him. 5. What his mother said didn’t change Martin’s mind.
TRUE FALSE DON’T KNOW TRUE FALSE DON’T KNOW TRUE FALSE DON’T KNOW
TRUE FALSE DON’T KNOW
TRUE FALSE DON’T KNOW