Unit 3 Travel Journal
The second Period Reading I
Teaching goals 教学目标
1.Target language 目标语言
dream about, persuade, insist, determined, attitude, change one’s mind, give in.
It was my sister who first had the idea to cycle along the entire Mekong River from where it begins to where it ends.
Although she didn’t know the best way of getting to places, she insisted that she organize the trip properly.
She gave me a determined look – the kind that said that she would not change her mind.
Once she has made up her mind, nothing can change it.
We were both surprised to learn that half of the river is in China.
2.Ability target 能力目标
Enable the students to conclude Wang Wei’s and Wang Kun’s attitude to the trip and then add their own opinion with the target language.
3.Learning ability goals学能目标
Enable the students to learn how to conclude Wang Wei’s and Wang Kun’s attitudes about trip.
Teaching important points 教学重点
To comprehend the text is very important. Get Ss to express their plans and wishes. Help them learn that traveling is a good way to widen one view and add to one knowledge.
Teaching difficult points 教学难点
How to grasp the main idea of the text and how to tell the writer’s attitude
Teaching methods 教学方法
Talking, discussing, reading
Teaching aids: 教学工具
a tape recorder, a projector and a computer
Teaching procedures & ways 教学过程和方法
Step 1 Revision
Ask the students to talk about the advantages of traveling.
Broaden our view/mind
Enrich our knowledge/experiences
Meet different people
Get to know the beauty of nature
Bring enjoyment and good memories
Relax, refresh our mind
Enjoy a variety of delicious local snacks
Get to know the local custom and tradition
Step 2 Pre-reading
1. A test about some great rivers in China and abroad
2. Guessing Game: enjoy a vedio of Operation Mekong and then learn something about the MeKong River.
Step 3 Reading
Questions: 1). Where does the Mekong begin and end?
2).What countries does the Mekong River flow through?
3). What’s the name of the Chinese part of the river?
Answers: 1). The river begins in Qinghai Province and enters the South China Sea. 2). It runs through six countries. They are China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam.
Read the passage and try to get the main idea of this text and each paragraph.
1).The text is mainly about WangKun and his sister’s _______ and ______ of taking a great _________ along the Mekong River.
2). Match the paras with the main ideas.
Para1 A. Find some information to get ready for the trip
Para2 B. The dream of cycling along the Mekong River
Para3 C. The plan of the schedule for the trip and a stubborn sister
3. Careful reading.
Ask the students to read each paragraph carefully and the answer the following questions.
4. Post Reading
How did WangKun and WangWei make a plan for their journey?
Step 4 A Task Make a travel plan
Show some information about Ganjiang River. Ask the students to discuss and think out an ideal plan to travel along Ganjiang River.
1. Search the Internet for more information about the Mekong River.
2. Write a passage: A travel plan along Ganjiang River.