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口语材料:Topic 1: Culture Differnce  

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Textbooks in Use

新视野读写教程      Book 2  Unit 1    Section A,  Section B  and  Section C

新视野视听说教程    Book 2   Unit  1

新视野听说教程      Book 2   Unit  1

1st. period:

Functional

Practice

 

1. Functional Conversation:    Expressing Likes and Dislikes; Making Suggestions

1) Practice Model 1 & Model 3 in pair without looking at the book.

2Create a dialog with your partner according to the given situation on P7 & P10 .

2.Functional Devices:     How to Express Comparisons and Contrasts

1) Expressing Comparisons

1.       She speaks Japanese as well as you do.

2.       He is the smarter of the two boys.

3.       He’s the most humorous teacher I’ve ever met in my life.

4.       His illness is more serious than we thought.

5.       She does not act so beautifully as any other actresses in the play.

2) Expressing Contrasts

1.       I know my job isn’t well paid, but on the other hand I don't have to work long hours.

2.       It does not often rain in the desert, but on the other hand it rains a lot in the coastal regions.

3.       Does your stomach feel any better?

--- On the contrary, it feels much worse.

4.       The central plains have cold winters, but by contrast the southern areas become very warm.

5.       It is hot in the desert in the day, but by contrast it’s very cold at night.

6.       Is it the same in your country?

7.       Is it also the case with your country?

8.       Some marriages break up, but most couples stay together.

3Make up a short conversation bases on the following situation, using some of the expressions for talking about comparison and contrast.

  A is a Chinese students, and B is an American student. They are comparing the teaching methods in China and the United states.

 

2nd.period:

Theme-based speaking activity

 

1. Warm-up questions:

1) What do you think is the most impressive cultural difference between China and the West?

2) What is the major difference between Chinese and American eating habit?

3) What does red color symbolize in China and the West respectively?

4) Is it important to learn cultural differences between countries? Why?

5) What is cultural shock?

1.      

Work in groups and answer the following question:

What characteristics come to mind when you think about each of the following groups of people?

Chinese             Americans             English People

 

Words for your reference:

Open-minded, conservative(保守的), hard-working, modest, warm-hearted, reserved(矜持的), intelligent, cooperative, frank, straightforward, self-confident, gentleman-like, mild, romantic, selfish, sincere, lazy, easy-going, honest, kind, reliable, impatient, generous, adventurous(喜欢冒险的), outgoing, imaginative, curious, emotional, humorous, independent, shy, creative, serious, hospitable(好客的).

 

2.       1) Bridging a Gap.

Directions: Read the following conversation between a Chinese student and an American student. Work in groups and try to find the inappropriateness in his way of speaking.

Liu: Hi. My name is liu Zongren. I come from Beijing,China.

Ann: Oh, really? How long have you been here?

Liu: Two months.

Ann: How do you find it here?

Liu: I came here by plane, of course.

Ann: I mean, do you like this country?

Liu: Well, I don’t know.

Ann: My name is Ann. This is Geri.

Geri: Hi, I’ve learned Chinese.

Liu: How nice! How much do you know?

Geri: I studied it only a few months and found it too difficult, so I dropped it.

Liu: Yes, Chinese is a difficult language. Do you like this course?

Ann & Geri: Yes.

Ann: Glad to meet you, Mr---

Liu: Liu. Just call me Liu. My last, no, first name is too hard to pronounce.

Ann: Glad to meet you, Mr Liu.

Liu: Thank you.

 

 

2) In what ways do we think alike?

   Chinese and Americans may be different in many ways, but a comparison of some basic idioms and proverbs show that in some way we think alike.

 Do you know the meaning of these basic idioms? And can you list some more?

“Where there’s smoke there’s fire.”   (无风不起浪)

“Look before you leap.”   (三思而后行)

“Where there’s a will there’s a way.”   (有志者事竟成)

“At sixes and sevens.”   (乱七八糟)

“Birds of a feather flock together.”   (一丘之貉)

“Oil and water don’t mix.”   (水火不容)

“Henpecked.”   (妻管严)

“Strike while the iron is hot.”   (趁热打铁)

“More haste, less speed.”   (欲速则不达)

“Out of sight, out of mind.”   (眼不见,心不烦)

“All good things must come to an end.”   (没有不散的宴席)

“Great minds think alike.”   (英雄所见略同)

“Too many cooks spoil the broth.”   (厨师多坏一锅汤)

 

Now try more about “Time”,

Time flies.(光阴似箭,日月如梭)
Time has wings.
(光阴去如飞)
Time and tide wait for no man.
(岁月不待人)
Time flies like an arrow, and time lost never returns. (
光阴似箭,一去不返)
Time tries truth.
(时间检验真理)
Time will tell.
(时间能说明问题)
Time reveals(discloses) all things.
(万事日久自明)
Time works wonders.
(时间可以创造奇迹或时间的效力不可思议)

3. Assignment

Directions: Please listen to the following tasks carefully before class, and choose one of them to present in next class..

<< 视听说教程>>  Unit 1:   a) P4 The Carpenters (act it out); b)  P5 Mozart (retell the main ideas of the passage

3rd. period:

Checkup Activity

 

1. Checking —retelling or acting out the passages assigned .

2. What do you know about the cultural differences between China and the foreign countries?

Body languages, body space, dining customs, the way of parting, responding to compliments, interpretations of the word “no”, taboos(禁忌), etc.

 

For example,

1) Chinese stamp their feet to show anger; Americans interpret this as impatience.

2) Chinese clap for themselves after a speech. Americans may see this as immodest.

3) When giving or receiving a gift, Chinese use two hand to denote respect. Americans never even notice.

4) Americans may pat other adults on the head to show sympathy, affection or encouragement. This behavior could insult Chinese.

5) Americans points to their chest to signify “me”, but think it is funny when Chinese point to their nose.

6) In American culture, frequent, prolonged bodily contact between males suggests homosexuality. Chinese males not only touch each other but also hold hands--- a practice that frightens Western males.

7) Americans feel that the first rule of being a polite guest is to be on time. As guests continue to arrive, it is usually considered polite for the men in the group to stand when a woman enters the room and continues to stand until she is seated. When the guests sit down at a dinner table, it is customary for the men to help the ladies by pushing their chairs under them. As the guests leave, it is the custom to thank the hostess for a very pleasant evening.

8) Parting for the Chinese involve a certain amount of ritual and a great deal of one-upmanship.

9) The Chinese take pride in “modesty”; the Americans in “straightforwardness”.

10) Chinese politeness calls for three refusals before one accepts an offer, and the American hosts take a “no” to mean “no”, whether it’s the first, second, or the third.

Taboos:

11) The Japanese customarily wrap their gifts in paper, but they don’t use white paper( color of death), they don’t use bright colored paper; and they don’t use bows.

12) Don’t give four of anything to a Japanese or Korean; it is the “bad luck” number, like the number 13 in many cultures including the United States and England.

13) Don’t give a clock to a Chinese; the word for clock in Chinese has a funeral connotation to it.

14) Among Latin Americans, the gift of knife or knives suggests the “cutting” of a relationship.

15) In the Middle East, a handkerchief suggests tears or parting, and therefore is inappropriate as a gift.

3. On the stage

Directions: You may have learned some cultural differences. Work in pairs. Choose a topic and role-play a short conversation between a Chinese and a foreigner to show the cultural differences.

 

 

 

Topic 3: Wedding and Marriage

Textbooks in Use

新视野读写教程      Book 2  Unit 3    Section A,  Section B  and  Section C

新视野视听说教程    Book 2   Unit  3

新视野听说教程      Book 2   Unit  3

1st. period:

Functional

Practice

 

1. Functional Conversation:       Comforting People and Expressing Worries

1) Practice Model 1 & Model 2 in pair without looking at the book.

2Create a dialog with your partner according to the given situation at P38 & P39.

2. Functional Devices: 

1) Ways of Expressing Distance

  What’s the distance between your hometown and Fuzhou?

  Fuzhou to Xiamen is three hundred and fifty kilometers.

  How far is it from Beijing to Shanghai?

  The department store is only several blacks away.

  We can go there on foot. It’s just a stone’s throw away.

2) Ways of expressing Temperature

  Centigrade/Celsius and Fahrenheit are two different systems of measuring temperature.

  Water freezes at 32 (degrees Fahrenheit).

  The highest temperature in Fuzhou’s summer may be over 40(degrees Centigrade/Celsius).

  The radio says the temperature in Fuzhou tomorrow will be between 13 and 23 degrees centigrade.

  The temperature in Fuzhou is much higher than that in Beijing at this time of the year.

The boy has got a temperature.

  The nurse took the patient’s temperature.

3) Practice

Choose one of the following situations and create a dialogue by using the functional expressions you have learned

(1)    A and B are friends. They are planning a trip from Fuzhou to Bejing.

(2)    A and B are Chinese students. A is a southerner, and B comes from the north. They are comparing the climate in the north and the south.

2nd.period:

Theme-based speaking activity

 

1.       Work in groups and answer the following questions:

1) What do you think is important in making a successful marriage?

2) Which kind of future life partner do you prefer, a person with more difference from you or more similarities to you? (For example, a partner of similar age, background, profession, interest and hobby, or vise versa?)

3) Do you like the idea of marrying a person from a different culture/race?

4) Can you think of some examples of mixed marriages in real life?

5) As far as you know, how do marriages in the east and in the west differ?

6) Difference often leads to disagreement. How would you like to settle the disagreement in love/marriage in the future? Would you like to make some compromise to your partner/other family members esp. parents?

7 It is said that love is a business between two persons and marriage is between two families. Do you agree? Why and why not?

2. The following are some statements related to marriage. Work in pairs and make comments on them.

1) According to statistics, mixed marriages, especially for Chinese women, are getting increasingly popular in big cities in China such as Shanghai and Beijing.

2) Later marriage is becoming a trend, especially in large cities.

3) More and more young people are taking a practical attitude toward marriage.

4) Divorce represents social progress.

5) Mixed couples have higher divorce rates than couples of the same race.

6) The average size of family in China is becoming increasingly smaller than before. Some people choose to have a dink family and some even choose to stay unmarried the whole life. 

3. Chat in group

Directions: Talk about Interesting customs related to marriage and wedding around the world

1. In Sweden: The bride may place a silver coin from her father in her left shoe; a gold coin from her mother in her right shoe, so she’ll never be short of money. The traditional Swedish wives wear three wedding rings: for rebirth, for marriage and for motherhood.

 2. In Turkey, when a woman gets married, her female friends write their names on the inside of the shoes the bride will wear on her wedding day. After the ceremony, if someone's name has rubbed off and cannot be read, it is said that this person will be the next to marry.

3. In, Brazil it is traditional to have the bride engraved with the bride's name on the groom’s ring, and groom's ring on the bride's. The wedding ring is usually worn on the third finger of the left or right hand, because it was once believed that this finger can directly ran to the heart and it also stands for the union of their love. 

4. In Italy, it's tradition for the wedding guests to tie a ribbon in front of the building where the couple will marry. This is a symbol of the couple's eternal bond of marriage. There is another custom in which the bride gives guests 'confetti (旧时狂欢节或庆祝场合抛撒的糖果, 婚礼、狂欢节中抛撒的五彩纸屑)which are small bags of candy-covered nuts. Confetti is a symbol or the ability to have children. After the wedding ceremony, the newlywed will usually go to the other country for their honeymoon.       

5. In Korea, ducks and geese symbolize faithfulness because they stay together for life. Many years ago, when a man found a suitable wife, he would often give her family a pair of geese. Today, a Korean wedding ceremony may include customs such as hand-painted ducks. These are a symbol of the couple’s promise to stay together.

6. In Japan, instead of wearing a wedding dress and veil in the western countries, women there wear a white kimino(和服), many of them were traditionally painted completely white. This was done as a tradition to the gods that the woman was purified.

7. In most American weddings, the bride wears a traditional style of dress. There is also an old saying that tells women what they should wear or carry when they marry:

 “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue”.

 This “good luck” saying dates back to Victorian times in the 1800s, and many American brides take it very seriously, following the tradition of the wedding dress.

“Something old” symbolizes the connection with the bride’s family and the past. Many brides wear a piece of family jewelry or their mother’ or grandmother’s wedding dress.

 “Something new” symbolizes good luck and success in the bride’s new life. The wedding dress is often the new item, However, the bride may wear new jewelry or new shoes.

 “Something borrowed” reminds the bride that friends and family will help her when she needs them. The borrowed object might be something such as a beautiful handkerchief, or a best friend’s wedding veil.

 “Something blue” is the symbol of faithfulness and loyalty. Often the blue item is the grater worn on the bride’s leg. It might also be a ribbon or a piece of jewelry.

4. Assignment

1) Directions: Please listen to the following tasks carefully before class, and choose one of them to present in next class.

<< 视听说教程>>  Unit 3:   a) P35 Don’t be a chicken! (act it out); b)  P36 An American Wedding (retell the main ideas of the passage)

2Collect some wedding customs of different cultures.

3rd. period:

Checkup Activity

 

1. Checking —retelling or acting out the passages assigned.

2Describe a wedding

Directions: Try to describe the western and the Chinese wedding ceremonies and their differences.

A. Brainstorming

Weddingbride, groom, bridesmaid, best man, ceremony, wedding gown, wedding vows, wedding cake, bridal chamber, bouquet, banquet, band, champagne, wedding reception/ceremony, wedding ring,

A. Useful Words and expressions

Marriage rites  结婚仪式  wedding banquet; wedding feast 婚宴  bride 新娘;groom 新郎;bridesmaid 伴娘;best man/bridesman 伴郎;bouquet 花束; wedding vows 结婚誓言;wedding dress/gown 结婚礼服;intermediary/matchmaker/go-between 媒婆,红娘

be engaged to ……订婚  fall in love with sb. at first sight ; lose one’s heart to sb. at first sight  一见钟情  formally dressed   穿着正式  give birth to a baby as soon as possible 早生贵子 declare you as husband and wife 宣布你们是夫妻  combine both Chinese and western traditions 结合了中西传统  the Wedding March  婚礼进行曲  festive music 喜庆的音乐

B. Guided Practice

I. western wedding ceremony

→place

at church

→bride

wearing a white wedding dress and a white veil with a bouquet in hand; accompanied by her father or brother

→bridesmaid

similarly dressed (to confused the evil spirits)

→groom

wearing a dark suit and tie; wearing for the bride to walk down the aisle

→best man

formally dressed

→minister

usually a church man; administering the ceremony

→procedure

(bride) walk down the aisle with her father or brother; take wedding vows; exchange wedding rings; be pronounced as husband and wife; kiss each other; cut the wedding cake

II. Chinese wedding ceremony

→place

at home or a restaurant

→bride

wearing a red wedding dress and a red veil; accompanied by the bridesmaid

→bridesmaid

similarly dressed (to confused the evil spirits)

→groom

traditionally wearing a dark-coloured gown with a red silk flower on the chest; accompanied by the best man

→chief witness

Usually an intermediary; administering the ceremony

→procedure

(groom) go to the bride’s home to bring her to the new home; take three bows to the Heaven and the Earth; send the new couple into the bridal chamber; unveil the bride; drink Jiaobei wine (drink from each other’s glass); throw a mixture of dates, peanuts, osmanthus flowers, and lotus seeds towards the couple to wish that they will give birth to a baby as soon as possible

A sample description

The western wedding ceremony is usually held at a church. Traditionally the bride wears a white wedding dress and a veil, which is believed to protect her from evil spirits. When the Wedding March is played, the bride, accompanied by her father or brother, walks slowly down the aisle towards the altar, where the groom in his dark suit is waiting. When they stand together, the minister, usually a priest, starts the ceremony. After they take wedding vows and exchange rings, they will be pronounced as husband and wife. They will kiss each other and begin to cut their wedding cake.

The traditional Chinese wedding ceremony is quite different. Since red is regarded as the color of happiness, the bride is usually dressed in red and covered with a red veil. After the groom comes and brings her home, the intermediary will start the ceremony by saying something respectful to the gods and then ask the young couple to take three bows first to the Heaven and the Earth, second to the parents of both, and third to each other. After that they will drink Jiaobei wine. At the end of the ceremony, the relatives will throw a mixture of dates, peanuts, osmanthus flowers, and lotus seeds towards the couple to wish that they will give birth to a baby as soon as possible

 

 

     

Topic 5:  How to Judge People  

 Textbooks in Use

新视野读写教程      Book 2   Unit 6    Section A,  Section B  and  Section C

新视野视听说教程    Book 2   Unit 6

新视野听说教程      Book 2   Unit 6

1st. period:

Functional

Practice

 

1. Functional Conversation:  Asking for and Giving Opinions

1) Practice Model 1 & Model 3 in pair without looking at the book.

2Create a dialog with your partner according to the given situation on P79 & P81.

2. Functional Devices:  Talking about Approximation, Average, Proportion and Ratio

Approximation and Average

1) How big is that?

2) How big is it approximately?

3) What’s the average length of something?

4) How long is that roughly?

5) How big is this compared with that?

6) About how long have your been doing something?

Proportion and Ratio

1) This one is three times larger than that one.

2) How many times is China larger than Vietnam?

3) What’s the ratio of this to that?

4) What’s the proportion of men to women in your office?

5) Could you please tell me about how long this will take?

3. Try to complete the following short conversations with what you have learned from the functional expressions introduced to you.

1) M: Did you know that a bird’s brain is approximately the same size as its eyeball?

  W: No, really? I know some people like that! Ha! Ha!

2) W: On the average, how long does it take you to do your English homework every night?

   M: On the average? About 2 hours.

3) W: On average, how many bowls of rice do you eat at lunch?

  M: Well, I’m a big guy, you know, and I’m a football player. So, I’d say that I eat 3 to 4 bowls of rice, on the average.

4) M: What’s the ratio of boys to girls that go to Shanghai University?

  W: Well, I think it’s almost an equal amount, so I’d have to say1:1 or 50% boys, and 50% girls.

5) M: What’s the proportion of teachers to students in this university?

  W: It’s 1:15 roughly.

6) M: Did you know that the length from a person’s wrist to their elbow is in the exact same proportion as the length of that person’s foot?

  W: No, Is that true?

M: Yes, it’s true for everybody.

 

 

2nd.period:

Theme-based speaking activity

Activity 1 Where Is My Child, Tom?

1)      Select 4-6 students to be the lost children.

2)      Divide the rest of the class into two groups. One group act as parents who have lost their children, and the other group act as policemen.

3)      The parents select the “lost children”, and then describe them to the policemen. The description should include his / her physical characteristics, clothes, ornaments(饰品), hobbies, etc.

4)      The police match the description with the “lost children”. The parents find their children.

Activity 2  Identity cards

Write a description of yourself in such a way that it could be no other person you know.

Describe ideas and personality rather than physical appearance. All the cards in the group are then collected in a hat or a box. After they have been mixed up they are read out by one member of the group. The group has to identify who wrote each card. If the group thinks the card might belong to more than one person, or if anyone in the group says “That’s just like me” , the author of the card must revise his or her description. After group work, the teacher will ask some students read out some cards and let whole class find the authors of the cards.

Activity 3 What is my line?

Each group first select one job.

Each group makes a list of five jobs, write them on the blackboard, and then the other groups can only ask 5 Yes-or-No questions to find the truth.

Each group practices this in turn.

Professions

bus conductor

汽车售票员

photographer

摄影师

president

大学校长

cook

厨师

travel guide

导游

architect

建筑师

salesman

推销员

musician

音乐家

teacher/faculty

教师/全体教员

artist

艺术家

physicist

物理学家

plumber

管道工

mathematician

数学家

physician

内科医生

carpenter

木工

surgeon

外科医生

accountant

会计师

dentist

牙科医生

cashier

出纳员

pharmacist

药剂师

chemist

化学家,药剂师

tailor

裁缝

historian

历史学家

grocer

杂货商

statistician

统计学家

businessman

生意人

 

 

Activity 4.  Assignment

 Directions: Please listen to the following tasks carefully before class, and choose one of them to present in next class..

 << 视听说教程>> 1. P76 Task 1: A Woman’s Funny Dress ( act it out) 2. P77 Task 2: How Is Fashion Decided? ( Retell)

 

 

 3rd. period:

Checkup Activity

1.       Checking —retelling or acting out the passages assigned.

2.       Group Discussion

 1Do we sometimes judge people by their appearance or their clothes? Do we attach too much importance to people’s images?

I think people do judge others by their appearance at least to some extent. We often pick up many clues about other people from their clothes and from their outward appearance. If I come to you and tell you that I'm a very shabby, would you believe me? When I see someone in dirty clothes, I will assume that maybe he is uneducated; but just when you think you can totally rely on that, that is when you'll be wrong. I think we should, but not always. We should not put too much stock in it, and we should not rely on it too much.

It is a wrong to think that appearance is not important. The superficial characteristics are useful in some ways, but are not of the first importance. We should judge people based on their characters. People can buy a very nice outfit in just a couple of minutes, and they can change their outward appearances in a few hours by going to a barber’s shop or a hairdresser's. And yet how long will it take to develop creativity, or to become very well educated, or to have interests in areas of knowledge? You can't gain these so easily and quickly. It takes years, not just a few minutes.

It depends on a lot of things besides just the appearance. I notice that young people like to dress up very formally. They will make sure that they are always looking very proper. But I also notice that older people, particularly those top notched people, don't dress up very carefully, because they have leant to act in a certain way that says more than the clothes they wear

 2) Do you think a person’s name is very important to a person and affect his life? Why?

The belief that your name plays a significant role in determining your destiny is one that has been held for many, many years throughout the different cultures of the world. However in Western society the focus of naming has tended towards choosing names that sound nice (and possibly their superficial meaning), rather than in any deep rooted belief that names could actually affect the way our children's lives turn out.

Numerologists believe that the interplay of vibrations relating to your name and your date of birth have a significant impact on personality and success. By carefully choosing a baby name that is in balance with both parental and birth date influences, the cosmic vibrations from different aspects of a child's life should be in line with one another promoting healthy development and progress.

Psychological research has shown that people view some names as more desirable than others, associating some with success and others with a tendency for failure. It is thought that people transmit these character expectations via subtle verbal and non verbal communication which then affects the way we perceive ourselves and consequently the way we act. Those that like their first names tend to have a good self concept and go on to lead fulfilling lives, whereas those who aren't so keen tend to have a poorer self image and lead less 'successful' lives.

 

 3) Do you know the story of your name? Can you introduce something about your name?

 

 

 

Topic 6: Emotion and Health   

Textbooks in Use

新视野读写教程      Book 2  Unit 7    Section A,  Section B  and  Section C

新视野视听说教程    Book 2   Unit  7

新视野听说教程      Book 2   Unit  7

1st. period:

Functional

Practice

 

1. Functional Conversation:   Expressing real and unreal conditions

1) Practice Model 1 & Model 2 in pair without looking at the book.

2Create a dialog with your partner according to the given situation on P92 & P93 .

2. Functional Devices      How to Express Assumption and Supposition

1) Expressing Assumption

1. I assume the man beside her to be her husband.

2. You cannot just assume his father’s guilt.

3. If she is not here within ten minutes, we’ll assume she is not coming.

4. I assume that you know his location.

5. She assumed her judgment to be sound.

2) Expressing Supposition

1. I don’t suppose she’ll give you a lift to Pudong International Airport.

2. There is every reason to suppose that she’ll pass the Graduate Entrance Exams.

3. As my dad is not at home, I suppose he must have gone to work..

4. Granted that he is a millionaire, it doesn’t mean he’s going to lend you some money.

5. He’s generally supposed to have passed his driving test.

3) Make up a short conversation based on the following situation, using some of the expressions for talking about assumption and supposition.

A and B are waiting for a foreign guest at the airport. They are guessing about the possible reasons for the delay of the plane.

 

2nd.period:

Theme-based speaking activity

 

1.       Question and Answer

Directions: In this part, the students are required to practice first in pairs, and then in groups, try to ask different students and make different answers as much as possible.

1)      Is it possible to have a healthy body and an unhealthy mind? Why?

2)      Emotions are a part of everyday existence, affecting our state-of-mind, performance, health and energy. Would you please illustrate the statement with your own experiences?

3)      You may often complain about your life, and you have many reasons for being angry. But being angry won’t help a thing. Do you have any tips for handling anger?

4)      Researches indicate that, for jobs of every type, EQ, known as Emotional Quotient or Emotional Intelligence, is more important than IQ, Intelligence Quotient. Do you agree? Why?

2Discussion

Directions: Each member of the group is expected to talk about the kind of pressure required for about 1.5 minutes in group first. Then discuss in group on “ how to cope with the stress students may experience while studying at school”. You may have one minute to prepare for the presentation and five minutes for the discussion.,

Member 1 :  Academic pressure

Member 2:   Financial pressure

Member 3:   Job- hunting pressure

Member 4:    Emotional pressure

For your reference:

EQ factors: empathy, creativity, flexibility, stress management, leadership, integrity, interpersonal skills, etc.

IQ factors: the ability to learn or understand or to deal with new situations, the skilled use of reason, logic and analytical skills, etc.

3.       Assignment

 Directions: Please listen to the following tasks carefully before class, and choose one of them to present in next class..

<< 视听说教程>>  Unit 7:   a) P98 Giving money to a beggar (act it out); b)  P99  An introduction to credit cards  (retell the main ideas of the passage


3rd. period:

Checkup Activity

 

1. Checking —retelling or acting out the passages assigned.

2.       Interpreting Proverbs

The followings are proverbs about money. Could you please comment on them? You can select one to discuss with your group members before sharing with your classmates. E.g.

“Penny wise and pound foolish”(贪小便宜吃大亏)--- It means to be cautious with small amounts of money but wasteful with larger amounts. For example, saving money by not going to the doctor for regular check-ups, or, buying the least expensive clothing and shoes, but having to replace the wardrobe frequently because of poor quality.

1)  A penny saved is a penny earned.

2)  When money speaks, the truth keeps silent.

3)      The rich man plans for tomorrow, the poor man for today.

4)      A heart free from care is better than a full purse.

5)      Laughter is the best medicine

6)      Smile a happy smile and one will be ten years younger.

3.A Guessing Game

Directions: read the following riddle carefully and work in groups to find the solution to it.

My form delights every eye,

And no one can my worth deny;

Whatever my color I’m of use,

Though subject to much abuse;

The cause of anguish(痛苦) and of joy,

For most will smile when I am by.

When I am absent, small the power,

To cheer the melancholy(忧郁的) hour;

Possessing me to some does prove

Their life, their soul, the all they love.

Others with me can never agree,

But quickly give me liberty;

Few think of me enough they’ve got,

But all can tell when they not.

The solution is_money________.

 

 

Topic 7:   Loving Your Career, Loving Your Life

Textbooks in Use

新视野读写教程      Book 2  Unit 8   Section A,  Section B  and  Section C

新视野视听说教程    Book 2   Unit  8

新视野听说教程      Book 2   Unit  8

1st. period:

Functional

Practice

 

1. Communicative Conversation:      Bringing up sensitive topics; asking for details

1) Practice Model 1 & Model 3 in pair without looking at the book.

2Create a dialog with your partner according to the given situation on P107 & P110 .

2.Communicative Device:     Expressing Material and Color

    How to express material

1)      What kind of material is the Nanpu Bridge made of?

2)      Rubber is a hard-wearing material.

3)      His coat is made of leather.

4)      I’d like five meters of white woolen material.

5)      The price of houses increases with the price of building materials.

How to express color

1)      What color are the leaves of this tree in the spring?

2)      What color flowers does your mother like?

3)      Her miniskirt is similar to mine in color.

4)      Copper is a reddish-brown metal.

5)      All the doors in his house are painted light purple.

3. Make up a short conversation based on the following situations, using some of the expressions for talking about material and color.

1) A is visiting B’s new apartment. A asks B some questions about it.

2) A has just purchased a new suit. B asks A something about it.

2nd.period:

Theme-based speaking activity

 

1. Question and answer.

 Directions: In this part, the students are required to practice first in pairs, then in groups, try to ask different students and make different answers as much as possible.

1) What motivated you to decide on the major you’re now taking? If it were possible for you to change your present major, what new major would you like to have? Why?

2) Which career will you pursue upon graduation? Why?

3) Is sociality more important than academic achievements?

4) As you know, competition has become more and more severe and an applicant is usually expected to possess many abilities. What kind ability is the most important?

5) Would you like to develop other abilities on campus?

6) What is your understanding of living a meaningful life?

2. Group discussion

  Discuss in group on the topic “Should College Students Take a part-time job?” and each group is expected to select one to make presentation in class.

Word sand phrases you may find useful:

learn to be independent    working experience    earn money    helpful to growth     get along with people      know the society better     beneficial for future live       take too much time and energy     neglect studies  apply theory into practice                         keep a balance between the job and the study    Study is the main task for students.

lighten family’s burden.

Assignment

 Directions: Please listen to the following tasks carefully before class, and choose one of them to present in next class.

<< 视听说教程>>  Unit 8:   a) P113 Describing a Robbery (act it out); b)  P114  Who stole the vase (retell the main ideas of the passage)

. 3rd. period:

Checkup Activity

 

 

1. Checking —retelling or acting out the passages assigned .

 

2. Interview and report (work in pair)

Situation: One partner is a well-known musician who is visiting your university and is going to give a concert on Saturday. The other is a reporter with the campus newspaper. The reporter asks the musician about his life, his music and his concert on Saturday. The reporter should take note while doing the interview so that a report can be formed.

Step 1: Make a list of questions (5—8) on the relevant topic.

Step 2: Interview the partner and take note of the answer.

Step 3: Present the result in group/class.

Useful expressions:

1) At the beginning of the interview

Reporter: Excuse me, are you…? I am…

        Would you mind answering…?

        I hope you won’t mind…?

        I won’t keep you long.

        Is it true that…?

Interviewee: I hope I can help you.

          Where should I start?

           It is a pleasure.

          I am glad to have the opportunity to talk to you.

2) to show gratitude and response to gratitude;

  Thank you for your help/information/time.

  I really appreciate your…

  Well, I mustn’t take up too much of your time.

  I am grateful for your…

  I’ve enjoyed speaking with you, too.

It’s been very nice/interesting talking to you, too.

Questions for reference:

1.       where are you from?

2.       why did you decide to become a musician?

3.       When did you start to compose music of your own?

4.       Some youngsters take famous singers as their role models and try to imitate them in any way they can. What do you think of this?

5.       Why do you want to hold a concert in our university?

6.       What is the main theme of your music?

7.       What will you play for the students at the coming concert?

8.       What do you think is the most important quality for being a famous singer?

A Report for the Campus Newspaper

Frank White is giving a concert on Saturday,Sept.6, in our university. Being a music talent, he started to write some easy songs even when he was a little child. By the time he entered a music school, he has already had several popular songs to his credit. Being a famous singer throughout the country, he thinks his secret is to be faithful to his fans and be always original. He never copies others. With love as the theme of his song, he also tries to show his love for the people and the world.

The reason why he decided to give a concert at our university is that he considers our university to be one of the best universities in the country and he wants to get some inspiration from the brilliant students on the campus for his creation. In Saturday concert, he will bring us some of his newly finished songs and he is sure that the students will enjoy them. He kept the program for the concert a secret because he wants to give the students a pleasant surprise.

More topic: Ideal job; Quality of life; Key to successful career

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