the fourth period
1. learn and master the new words and expressions of this period.
2. read a passage about typhoon.
3. write a passage about how the story will end.
teaching important points:
1. learn the useful words and expressions:
steady, unbelievable, on board, knock about, all of a sudden, live through, as
though, all at once.
2. learn to write about terrible weather.
teaching difficult points:
1. master the expressions and sentences such as dirty weather. she has done for…
2. improve the students' integrating skills reading skill and writing skill.
1. fast-reading and reading to get the students to grasp the detailed information.
2. writing practice to get the students to learn how to describe something terrible.
3. pair work or group work to get the students to be active in class.
1. a computer
2. a projector
3. a tape recorder
step i greetings and revision
greet the whole class as usual.
(teacher and students learn the new words of this period together.)
t: in last period, you were asked to do ex. 5 on page 77. have you finished it?
(ss: yes.)ok. put your exercise-books on your desks. let's check the chart first.
(teacher shows the screen and has the students check their answers.)
fill in the chart below:
date: the 24th of august in 79 ad, between two and three in the afternoon. what happened: the writer's uncle died because of the eruption of the volcano vesuvius.
first: his uncle saw a cloud rising from mountain and decided to go and see it from closer at hand.
next: his uncle received a letter from his friend's wife asking him for help. he hurried to the place at the foot of vesuvius to rescue her.
then: having rescued rectina, his uncle decided to rescue his friend pompy on
the other side of the bay. during his trip, he wrote a report about all he observed, when he saw his friend, he tried to give him courage and let him calm down. in the meantime, he tried to make the scared people calm down.
finally: his uncle died. two days later, his body was found. his face suggested that he was not afraid at all.
t: now who will retell the story? please retell it briefly.
sa: i'ii try. on the 24th of august in 79 ad, between two and three in the afternoon, my mother saw a cloud of unusual size and shape. she called my uncle and me to see it. we knew it was rising from a mountain, but we didn't know exactly where it came from. so my uncle decided to go to a nearer place and see it. he was about to start when he received a letter from his friend's wife, asking him to rescue her because she lived near the volcano vesuvius and there was no way out except by boat. after rescuing her, my uncle wanted to see the volcano again