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英语教案:unit1-tales of the unexplained-reading(牛津译林版必修2)


Unit1 Tales of the unexplained Reading(3)

Teaching aims: 1.The Reading strategy of this part teaches Ss newspaper articles are often seen as a shortened form of a news report that gives fuller information. 2. Enable Ss to master some important language points. 3. Make sure the Ss can gain an overall understanding of the article and learn to read in different ways according to the type of the article. Teaching important and difficult points: 1. Help the Ss How to improve Ss reading newspaper article ability. 2.Help the Ss what articles they find interesting, and read and discuss those articles with them. 3. How to read a news article is designed and presented Teaching procedures: Step 1: Lead-in 1.Today, we’ll come to Reading part. Now I’d like you to look at the pictures on pages 2 and 3 and the title, Boy missing, police puzzled. Can you connect them with each other?

2. Answer the following questions, focusing on the title of the article, Boy missing, police puzzled. Does the title arouse your interest when you read it? Can you complete the title? What information can you get from the title? What else do you want to know? For example, 'boy missing' (How/When/Where was the boy missing?) 'police puzzled' (Why are they puzzled?/What are the police going to do about the boy's disappearance and how?) Are you curious about why the writer uses an incomplete sentence as the title? Did you know that it is a feature of a news title? What are some other features of a news title? Can you guess what details may be covered in the following news story? Step 2: Fast reading for general ideas 1. Before skimming the passage, please look at the news photographs first and describe what is happening in them. Then find the answers to the three questions above the text: 1) What is the article about? (The article is about a missing boy/UFOs and aliens.) 2) Who is missing? (Justin Foster is missing.) 3) Do the police know what happened to Justin? (No.)

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2. Read the first paragraph carefully to get the main idea and the important facts such as: When and where was the boy missing? What caused the boy's sudden disappearance? How old was the boy? Why did people show interest in his disappearance? 3. Now scan the article again and locate specific information according to Parts C1 and C2. Questions 1, 2, 3 and 5 in Part C1 check background information about Justin while Questions 4, 6, 7 and 8 check your comprehension about witnesses, aliens and the case. Part C2 requires you to identify some details to support the main points of the story. Step 3: Detailed reading for important information 1. Please self-evaluate how well you understand and comprehend the article with the following exercise. At 8 p.m.___________________________________ At 10.45 p.m._____________________________ Justin Foster At 11 p.m.___________________________________

After 11p.m., he was seen_____________________ The next morning, he was found________________

shape__________________ its appearance Strange objects (UFO) colour__________________ size______________________ its inside ___________________________________ 2. Having read the text, please pay attention to the differen t features of each paragraph. 1) First let’s have a discussion about how we usually decide whether a news article is worth reading or not and what methods we use in our reading. As we all know, newspapers play an important part in our daily life. Wherever you are, you can be informed of the latest news by reading a newspaper. From your experience, how do you usually select the news you’d like to read, by taking a look at its title or being attracted by its colorful pictures? Every one of you can express your own opinions and give the reasons. 2) Compared with the other paragraphs, is the first paragraph t he most important one in the article? Please describe the differences between the first paragraph of the article and the paragraphs that follow.

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Unit1 Tales of the unexplained Reading(4)
Teaching aims: 1.The Reading strategy of this part teaches Ss newspaper articles are often seen as a shortened form of a news report that gives fuller information. 2. Enable Ss to master some important language points. 3. Make sure the Ss can gain an overall understanding of the article and learn to read in different ways according to the type of the article. Teaching important and difficult points: 2. Help the Ss How to improve Ss reading newspaper article ability. 2.Help the Ss what articles they find interesting, and read and discuss those articles with them. 3. How to read a news article is designed and presented Teaching procedures: Step 1: Post-reading activities 1. Retell the story according to the diagram on page 6. I’ll write down some key words and phrases on the blackboard or the overhead projector for you to refer to in case you need help. 2. Suppose you are a writer. Please give an ending to the story. Though the police have made efforts to investigate the case. Justin's disappearance remains a mystery. Was he really seized by aliens or were there other reasons? All the people are concerned about Justin's disappearance. What do you think might have happened to him? Was he in danger? If he were taken away by aliens, how do you think they would treat him? Just use your imagination and all the endings are acceptable. 3. Do with Parts A1 and A2 on page 80 in Workbook to get more familiar with the text and the words and expressions in it. 4. Please turn your attention to the questions in Part F. You are expected do some speaking practice according to the sample. 5. Read Part A first and then do Part B in Writing on page 87 in Workbook. Step 2: Language focus 1 Police in America have stepped up their search for a fifteen-year-old boy who went missing three days ago 'in Dover, New Hampshire. (Page 2, Lines 1-4) ? Please note that there isn't an article before the word police. This is because the text is taken from a newspaper article. In newspapers, space is very limited, so articles such as 'the' are removed whenever possible. There is no difference in meaning. ? The phrase step up means 'to speed up' or 'to increase'. When John realized he was going to be late, he stepped up his pace. We decided to step up production to try to meet the increased demand. We will have to step up training for the coming basketball match.

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The word search in the sentence is a noun meaning 'looking for' or 'examining a place or a person carefully and thoroughly to try to find something'. The search for the missing man has not been successful. He walked through the desert in search of the lost camel. The last few years of his life were spent in travelling from place to place searching for his son who was missing.

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In the phrase go missing, go is a linking verb which means 'to pass into a different, often less favourable state'. His hair has gone grey over the years. The heat has caused the milk to go sour. She went crazy when she found out that she had failed the exam. 2 This incident has received great interest due to reports of strange lights in the sky and of alien visits around the time the boy disappeared. (Page 2, Lines 4-8) ? In this sentence the word interest is a noun meaning 'a desire to give attention to or learn more about s,9mething or someone'. He began to show an interest in politics during high school. My five-year-old son is already showing an interest in music. I wish you would take f1 bit more interest in your work. ? The phrase due to means 'because of' or 'caused by'. Due to his rudeness, I didn't say one more word to him. He arrived late due to the unexpected storm. Due to illness, the scheduled visit to a factory has been put off. Pay attention to the different usages of the word due in the following sentences. The next train to Xi'an is due at 4 o'clock. (expected to arrive at a particular time) I'm due to graduate next year. (expected to happen at a particular time) After due consideration, he decided to accept the position. (proper or suitable) 3 Standing inside were lots of strange creatures with white skin and large black eyes. (Page 2, Lines 36-38) The whole sentence is an inversed sentence. The subject is lots of strange creatures with white skin and large black eyes. The verb were is used here because the subject is plural. Growing all over the hills and around the lake are trees of different kinds. Seated on the ground was a girl playing the guitar. Higher up were forests of pine trees. 4 Mr Foster was working that night on his road construction job, and was not home when these events occurred. (Page 3, Lines 51-53) The word construction is a noun, meaning the process or method of building large buildings, bridges, roads, etc. She works in construction/in the construction industry. Local labour is used in the construction of the dam. How long has the hotel been under construction? ? The word event is a noun, meaning something that happens, especially something important, interesting or unusual.

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