unit 1 festivals around the world
1. teaching aims of this unit
talk about festivals and celebrations
talk about the ways to express request and thanks
learn to use modal verbs
write a similar story with a different ending
2. sentence patterns:
could/ would you please…?
could i have…?
could we look at…?
i look forward to…
may i see…?
it’s very kind of you…
thank you very much/ thanks a lot.
i’d love to.
it was a pleasure…
don’t mention it.
you are most welcome.
3. modal verbs:
may might, can could will would shall should must can
the first period speaking
1. teaching aims:
vocabulary: take place, lunar, festival, army day, christmas, dress up
phrases: would you like … could i have…?
might i offer help…? may i see…?
you should try…could we like at…?
can you suggest…? we might take…
the first period
step i leading in
t: hello, everybody! welcome back to school! did you have a good time in your winter holidays?
ss. yes. of course!
t: when did you feel most happy and excited?
ss: at the spring festival.
t: who can tell us why? any volunteers?
s1: because it is the most important festival in our country.
s2: because i got a lot of lucky money from my parents.
s3: because i needn’t study at festivals and there was a lot of delicious food to eat. how great.
s4: because i met my cousins and friends who i hadn’t seen for a long time.
t. very food! i am glad to hear that. today we will talk about festivals, which are meant to celebrate important events. please think about some other festivals. can you name just a few?
ss: new year, yuan xiao festival…
:t: quite right. that’s called the lantern’s festival. how about some other festivals?
ss: the army day, international labour’s day, national day, tomb sweeping festival, dragon boat festival, mid-autumn day…
t: you have done a good job, boys and girls! .
step ⅱwarming –up
festivals are meant to celebrate important events. different countries have different festivals. work in groups and lost five chinese festivals that you know. discuss when they take place, what they celebrate and one thing that people do at that time. the first one is given to you as an example.
festivals time of year/date what does it celebrate what do people do