unit 3 travel journal aperiod 3 grammar
(the present continuous tense for future actions)
this is the third teaching period of this unit. to test whether the students have grasped the important and difficult language points they learned in the last period, the teacher should first offer them some revision exercises. the pattern “it is. . . that/who. . . ” is a bit difficult, so special exercises should be designed.
this teaching period mainly deals with grammar and speaking. firstly, the teacher can enjoy with the students the song “i’m babysitting on thursday to ”present the present continuous tense. the students are expected to make it clear that the present continuous tense may be used to denote an action that can be pre-planned or prearranged instead of the future indefinite in colloquial english. but please note that, not all verbs can be used in the “-ing” form to express future actions. such verbs as come, go, leave, fly, walk, ride, drive, stay, meet, die, see, have, arrive, etc. are mainly used in the “-ing” form to express future actions. then do the exercises in discovering useful structures on page 21 and more for students to master this usage. later on, ask them to make dialogues in pairs according to supposed situations. this can help the students connect grammar rules with proper language forms so as to make grammar rules less abstract. at the end of the class, do the exercises in using structures on page 57 and multiple choices as consolidation exercises.
教学重点get the students to master the usage of the present continuous tense for future actions.
教学难点enable the students learn how to use the present continuous tense to express future actions.
教学方法1. task-based teaching and learning
2. cooperative learning
3. discussion and practice
教具准备a projector and other normal teaching tools
1. get the students to learn the usage of the present continuous tense for future actions.
2. let the students learn the ways to express good wishes and farewells, and the means of transportation.
1. enable the students to use the present continuous tense to express future actions properly in different situations.
2. enable the students to know how to express good wishes and farewells.
enable the students to communicate with others well by properly using the patterns to express good wishes and farewells.
→step 1 revision
1. check the homework exercises.
2. dictate some new words and expressions.