在本单元的warming-up学习中学生学习了世界英语的分支，已经在不同国家应用时候的差异。Reading部分"The Road to Modern English"通过对英语语言的发展历史这一话题的探讨，加强学生对英语语言的了解，特别是对英语发展趋势的了解。通过本课的学习要让学生了解英国英语、美国英语、澳大利亚英语、印度英语、新加坡英语等都有自己的惯用法和不同的发音规律。在完成本节课的学习后，学生能感受到英语语言的多层次和多元化，有助于培养学生的跨文化意识。
1. Language goals
（1）To learn the importance of English.
（2）Ss will be able to know the development of English and feel the role that culture plays in thechange of language.
（3）To know the difference between British English and American English.
（4）Ss will be able to know how to get the key sentence of a paragraph.
2. Language points
（1）Key words and phrases
subway, elevator, petrol, gas, official, voyage, conquer, native, come up, apartment, actually, base, at present, gradually, vocabulary, make use of, latter, identity， fluently, frequently, usage, command
①English is a language spoken all around the world.
②There are more than 42 countries where the majority of the people speak English.
③The number of people who learn English as a foreign language is more than 750 million.
④In China students learn English at school as a foreign language, except for those in Hong Kong, where many people speak English as a first or a second language.
3. Emotion goals
To help students to learn more about English and train the interest to English
( 1) To be able to get the main idea from the text.
(2.) To be able to solve the problem by analyzing.
(3) To be able to use the different learning strategies for different reading purposes.
Step 1 Greeting
Greet the students as usual.
Step 2 Revision and lead-in
(show the pictures ：a football, an eraser, a flat and a lift on the screen.)
T: What’s this? ( Point to the football.)
S: It’s a football.
T: Yes. An Englishman usually calls it a football. But what do Americans usually call it?
S: a soccer.
T: What about this one? ( Point to the eraser.)…
T: Well, as we know, there is more than one kind of English in the word. They are different from one another in some ways. Why has English changed over time? What will world English be in the future? Do you know? Well, today, the passage “The Road To Modern English” will tell us. Now please open your books and turn to page 9.
Step 3 Careful reading
1. Let the students read the passage carefully and then make a time line of the development of English.
2. Let the students read the passage again and fill in the blanks with the words from the text.
It is not easy for a Chinese person to speak English as ___ as a ___ English speaker. One reason is that English has a large ___. It also has different usage in different English speaking countries. If you use “flat” instead of “___”, people in America will know you have learned British English. If you use the word “___”instead of “lift” in Britain, people will know you have studied American English.
Step 4 Practice
Retell the history of English and tell the differences of ancient English and modern English, British English and American English.
Step 5 Group work
Ask and answer the questions like these:
When did five to seven million people speak English?
Why did English begin to be spoken in many other countries?
Which country may have the largest number of English learners?
Step 6 Summary
Answer questions: Tell us what did you learn from this lesson?
Why do you think people all over the world want to learn English？
Step 7 Homework
1. Go over the text and try to learn all the useful words and expressions in this part by heart.
2. Write a passage about your English learning.