Making the news
Warming up &fast Reading
Part Ⅰ My understanding of this lesson 1. The analysis of the teaching material:
2. Teaching aims: 3. Teaching difficult points:
4. Something about students:
Knowledge aim: ① The Ss will be able to understand the passage by skimming and scanning. ② The Ss will be able to master the words and expressions in the reading passage.
Ability aim :
Ss can retell the dialogue in their own words.
Ss know the qualities needed to be a good journalist, and let them know the importance of team work. Encourage them to study hard to reach their goals.
3. Teaching difficult points:
① Paraphrase some idiomatic expressions
② Describe how to be a good journalist
4. Something about students:
① Be familiar with newspapers.
② Lack vocabulary.
③ Don’t often use English to express.
④ Some may be not active in the class.
Part Ⅱ Teaching theories, methods and aids.
① Make the students the real masters in class
② Combine the language structures with the
③ Let the students receive some moral
Double activity teaching method.
Question-and-answer activity teaching method Free discussion method:
Group work, pair work and individual work method.
1. a tape recorder
3. the blackboard
Part Ⅲ Teaching steps: Step 1: Revision
Purpose: Make sure the students master the words and expressions in this unit Time : 5 minutes
StepⅡ Lead-in and pre-reading
How can you get the news from all over the world?
Lead – in How can we get the news?
1.How many different kinds of jobs do newspapers have? What are they?
2.Do you know how to make news ?What is the process ?
Every morning the newspaper chief editor holds a meeting with the journalists to discuss the main events .
Reporters are sent to do faceto-face interviews or do telephone interviews .
At the same time, photographers are sent to take the pictures
Then, they will do their homework– looking for information they need .
Reporters type their stories into the computer
The stories are quickly handed to the editor .
Photos are quickly developed .
Editors decide which picture should be used and read some stories and make some necessary changes
Editors writes the headlines for each story and check that there is enough space.
Newspapers are printed on fast –moving printing machines .
Newspapers are delivered by lorry and plane . Newspapers are sent to every home .
1.The chief editor __________ hold a meeting. photographs 4._____________ are quickly developed.
5. Editors check ______ the reporters. 8.The newspapers are delivered ____________by train and truck.
2.__________ journalists interview people and write stories.
3.__________ take photographers photographs.
6.Editors write the headlines ____________. 7.the newspapers printed are __________.
Pre – reading
re the qualities a good news reporter needs to have ?
Purpose : Arouse the students’ interest.
Time: 10 minutes
Step 3: Fast reading
Skimming : Go through the passage and find out the questions that appear in the text.
1. Can I go out on a story immediately?
2. What do I need to take with me? 3. What do I need to remember when I go out to cover a story? 4. What should I keep in mind?
5. Why is listening so important?
6. But how can I listen carefully while taking notes?
7. Have you ever had a case where someone accused your journalists of getting the wrong end of the stick?
1 Could Zhou Yang go out on a story alone immediately ? Why ( not ) ? 2 A good reporter must have a nose. What does it mean ? 3 Why is the listening so important ?
4. Why is it important to use small recorders when a reporter is interviewing someone?
Purpose: Improve the students’ reading
Time: 10 minutes
Step 4: listening
Listen to the tape and answer:
What is the main idea of the text ? The passage tells us about the qualities needed to be a good reporter and how to have a good interview.
Purpose: Train the Students’ listening
Step 5. Intensive reading:
In the reading passage Group discussion: several expressions are used in an idiomatic way . Find and paraphrase them in your own words.
to report on an cover a story important event trick of the trade(诀窍） clever ways known to experts get the facts straight to present ideas fairly get the wrong end not to understand of the stick an idea properly to get the news get a scoop first
Purpose: Ss will further understand the
text in this step
Step 6. Consolidation:
Retell the passage by filling the blanks of the passage given on the screen.
These tips will help you to be a good reporter: don’t be ____, don’t ____ too much yourself, and ___ ____ you listen to the answers carefully. On one hand, listening carefully will give you some ___ ___, on the other hand, you have to prepare the next question ___ ___ what the person says. Sometimes you can use small _____ to record. It also can be the ___ to support our story.
These tips will help you to be a good talk reporter: don’t be rude don’t ____ too _____, make ______ you much yourself, and ______ sure listen to the answers carefully. On one hand, listening carefully will give you some ______ _____, detailed facts
on the other hand, you have to prepare depending on the next question __________ ______ what the person says. Sometimes you recorders can use small _________ to record. It evidence also can be the ___________ to support our story.
Step 7. Homework :
Suppose you are a journalist from China Daily, write a report.