Understanding of the teaching material(语篇分析)
本单元以世界性的体育盛会──Olympic Games 为话题，旨在通过本单元的教学，使学生了解奥运会的起源、宗旨、比赛项目以及古现代奥运会的异同。学会用英语表达自己的兴趣爱好以及如何向别人推荐某一种爱好，同时培养学生对体育运动的爱好。
The 1st period: Warming up and listening
The 2nd period: Speaking
The 3rd period: Reading
The 4th period: Reading
The 5th period: Language study
The 6th period: Integrating skills
1.Foster the Ss’ ability of comprehending passages ,especially their ability of analyzing the structure of such kind of articles. Help the Ss learn how to scan the text and get detailed information
2.Offer the Ss chances of self-culture by working in groups and seeking information about Helen Thayer’s of traveling alone to the Antarctica .
3．Enable the students to conclude Helen Thayer’s qualities by reading the context and find the suitable words to describe her .
4.Learn to describe people
5. Learn to write an essay about people
1.Help the Ss further understand the passage and finish the relevant tasks correctly. And enable the Ss to master the grammarof Subject-verb agreement .
2.Learn the usages of the following words and phrases: inspire, admire ,increase , value ,optimisticadj. 乐观的,generous adj. 慷概的；大方的be about to do. 即将，正要做某事,around the corner. 很近
struggle through. 艰难地渡过
increase to.增加到come to terms with 甘心忍受（不愉快的处境）
rise to fame 出名
3．.And help the Ss talk about the reason why they admire Helen Thayer .Let them have strong
wills and determination .
二． Emotional goals：
1. Task----based teaching method to finish the teaching assignment.
2. Activity---based teaching class work
3 .Fast reading to find out some general information .
4.Careful reading to find the details in the passage.
5.Questions and answers for inducing.
6.Inductive method to make the Ss understand the text better.
Teaching difficult points：
1. . Help the Ss talk about the reason why they admire Helen Thayer .Let them have strong wills and determination
2．Know Helen Thayer’s qualify and describe her in the Ss’ own words .
3．To learn agreement
Teaching procedures: Period3 & 4Reading
Step 1 : Warming up
1. an dictation of the new words learned yesterday.
T: What can you think of at the sight of the following pictures ?Good . the Olympic Games. In the last period I asked you to get as much information about Olympic Games as you can ,now Let’s see what you know about the Olympic Games?
大洋洲 America 美洲 Asia 亚洲
The five rings stand for the friendship of fivecontinents
(1)How often are the Olympic Games held?
Ss :The Olympic Games are held every four years .
(2)When and where did the ancient Olympic Games begin?
Ss: The ancient Olympic Games began around the year 776BC in Greece .
(3)What games did they compete at the time ? Ss : Some of the games the young man competed were running, jumping and wrestling .
(4)When and where did the first modern Olympic Games happen?
Ss: The first modern Olympic Games happened in 1896 in Greece .
(5) How many countries and competitors took part in the games?
Ss : There were over 10,000 athletes from 227 countries taking part in the games .
(6) How many gold medals did the Chinese athletes get in the 27th Olympic Games in
Ss: In the 27th Olympic Games in Sydney , the Chinese team got 28 god medals .
(7) What about the 28th Olympic Games in Athens in 2004 ?
Ss: We won 32 gold medals that year and came second in the Games.
(8) Why do people say that China won another great competition in 2001 ?
Ss: Because China will host the 29th Olympic Games in Beijing in 2008 .
(9)What’s the slogan for the 2008 Olympics?
Slogan for 2008 Olympic is "One World, One Dream!"
(10) Do you know the mascots(吉祥物) for the 2008 Olympic Games?
The five mascots are officially called the Five Friendlies. They are Beibei, the fish; Jingjing, the panda; Huanhuan, the Olympic flame; Yingying, the Tibetan antelope; and Nini, the swallow. The first syllables from their two-syllable names form a line that reads “Beijing Huanying Ni”, or in English – “Welcome to Beijing”. The mascot’s colours were chosen in line with the colours of the Olympic rings. Step2. Pre-reading
T: Today we will learn a passage about the Olympic Games .First let’s discuss some questions in Pre-reading . You will discuss these questions with your partner then I’ll ask some of you to report your work .Are you clear ? Now who’d like to answer the first question ? Volunteer !
(1)Is it important to win in a sports match? Why or why not?
(2)Are the Olympic Games important to our society? Why?
Task1 .Skim the text and decide where in the text the questions below are answered.
T: You have done very well ,now let’s learn about the further information about the Olympics . Please read the text fast and then answer the following questions .
1.Do the Summer Olympics and the Winter Olympics happen at the same time ?
2. When did the old Olympic Games begin? What were the old Olympic Games like?
3. When were the first modem Olympic Games held?
4. How many gold medals did Carl Lewis win in the 1984 Olympic Games?
5. What does the Olympic motto mean? How many athletes took part in the 2000 Olympic Games?
6. How many different events are there in the 27th Olympic Games ?Give some examples .
7.What’s the competition ,which is not for a medal ?
T: OK. Now let’s check the answers . The first Q .
Task 2. Scanning
1. Sum up every paragraph in one sentence
T: How wonderful work you’ve done ! Now read the passage again ,this time ,try to obtain
A general understanding of the whole passage .While reading ,try to find out the main idea of each paragraph .
T: Now let’s sum up every paragraph in one sentence . The first paragraph .
Para1:The Olympics are held every four years
Para2: Something about the old Olympic Games
Para3: Something about the Olympics in modern times and the 27th Olympic Games.
Para4The Olympic motto and something about the track stars: Carl Lewis and the Chinese team in Sydney Olympics.
Para5: Beijing will host and is making preparation for the 29th Olympic Games.
T: Well done ! I think you’ve read your text very well and carefully . Now we have known that the reading gives a brief summary of the history of the Olympic Games and its development over the years .It also emphasize the sprit of the Games and describe China’s success in resent Olympic Games .
3. Try to get the information of the following numbers.
T: What do the following numbers in the text refer to ?
1). Every four years2). 776 BC 3). 393 AD 4).1896 5). 2000(27,28) 6). 2008 T: Who'd like to have a try ? Well done !
Possible answers :
1). Both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games are held every four years.
2). The ancient Olympic Games began around the year 776 BC in Greece.
3).After about the year 393 AD the Olympic Games stopped.
4).The first modern Olympic Games happened in1896.
5). In 2000, the 27th Olympic Games were held in Sydney. The Chinese team got 28 gold medals.6). In 2008, the 29th Olympic Games will be held in Beijing.
Task3 .True or false questions
T: Please listen to the tape while looking at the sentences on the screen, you are asked to decide whether the following statements are true or false .
①( T ) In the early Olympic Games, only men were allowed to compete and watch the games. ②.(F )The motto of the Olympic Games is “FASTER,HIGHER,FURTHER”.