Read and learn.
The other day, my friends and talked about the rules that we have in school. At our school, we have to wear uniforms every day. The problem is that all my classmates think the uniforms are ugly. We think young people should look smart and so we would like to wear our own clothes. Our teachers believe that if we did that, we would concentrate more on our clothes than our studies.
We disagree. We would feel more comfortable and that is good for studying. If we can’t do that, we should be allowed to design our own uniforms. That would be a good way to keep both teachers and students happy.
the other day 前些天（用于一般过去时） talk about 谈论 The problem is that 问题是 look smart 看起来时髦,漂亮 wear our own clothes 我们自己的衣服 concentrate … on 全神贯注于 that is good for studying 那对学习有好处 a good way to keep both teachers and students happy 一个使学生和老师双方都高兴的方法 （keep sb. adj. 使某人…）
It’s also probably a good idea for parents to allow teenagers to study in groups during the evening. I know we get noisy sometimes, but we learn a lot from each other. We also think that vacations should be longer. At present they’re too short. Longer vacations would give us time to do things like volunteering. Last summer I had an opportunity to volunteer at the local hospital, but I couldn’t because I had to go back to school. It would be a good experience for me because I want to be a doctor when I’m older.
probably 大概=maybe=perhaps learn from… 向……学习
at present 此刻/现在=at this time give us time to do 给我们时间去做…… have an opportunity to 有机会做……
Read the article and answer the questions.
1.What do the students in this article think about the school uniform ? 2. What kind of clothes do they want to wear ? 3. How do they like to study ? 4. What is their idea about vacations ? 5. Why is good to volunteer ?
3b Role play. Use the information in 3a to have a conversation.
A: What school rules (do you think) should be changed? B: Well, I think we should be allowed to wear our own clothes. A: What’s the reason? B: We would feel more comfortable and that is good for studying. wear our own clothes study in groups have longer vacations
You and your friends are starting an English club. Make a list of rules about what should and should not be allowed. 1.Members are allowed to use English-English dictionaries. 2.Members are allowed to work with a group. 3.Members are allowed to listen to English songs. 4.Members are allowed to play games with their classmates. 5.Members are allowed to sing English songs. 6.Members are allowed to write letters and emails. 7.Members are allowed to act out simple dialogues. 8.Members are allowed to watch English movies.
Practice in pairs.
A: Members should be allowed to use dictionaries. B: Yes, but they should only use English-English dictionaries. an English-English
an English-Chinese dictionary 英汉词典
a Chinese-English dictionary 汉英词典
Fill in the blanks. 1. Students D to use Email English in __ everyday writing. A. may not B. can’t C. shouldn’t D. shouldn’t be allowed 2. C middle school students allowed to __ use mobile phone at school ? A. Do B. Did C. Are D. Can A 3. Sixteen-years olds shouldn’t __ to an Internet bar. A. be allowed B. be allow C. allow D. are allowed D 4. I __ to have a part-time job. A. am not allow B. not allow C. don’t allow D. am not allowed
5. I don’t think teenagers should be allowed to drive , because they are __. A. not enough serious B B. not serious enough C. too serious D. to serious 6. I have to stay at home __ school nights. C A. in B. at C. on D. for 7. Many students will be __ if the class is boring.
A. sleep B. sleepy C. sleeping
1. fail a test 考试不及格 take a test 参加考试 pass the test 通过考试 2. be strict with sb. 对某人严格要求 3. the other day 前几天 4. would like to do sth. 想做某事 = want to do sth. = feel like doing sth. 5. concentrate more on… 更专注于… 6. be good for 对…有好处 7. keep sb./sth.+形容词 保持某人/某物处于 某种状态 keep (sb) doing sth. 保持（某人一直）做某事
8. both…and… 两个都…… 9. in groups 以小组的形式 10. learn from each other 相互学习 11. at present 在目前=at this time 12. have an opportunity to do sth. 有一个机会做某事 13. an English-English dictionary 一本英英词典 14. How do you like…= What do you think of… 你认为…怎么样？ 15. an old people’s home 一所养老院 16. have + 一段时间+ off 放…的假
Write out your family rules, then check yours to the others’. Are the rules the same or not?