英语：unit 1 communication workshop教案1（北师大版必修1）
■ to read a personal letter and match paragraphs and topics.
■ to write a personal letter, using informal expressions.
■ to listen for information to complete a table.
■ to recognise and produce correct intonation of questions.
■ to speak about leisure and free time.
cassette, writing help 1.
■ some students may be less imaginative and so have fewer original ideas for the writing task.
■ in the speaking tasks, some students may naturally be more reticent and so speak less than others in the group.
the informal features found in the letter here are commonly used in personal letters. even more formal business correspondence is becoming more informalised.
routes through the material
■ if you are short of time, omit the talkback stage of the writing and speaking workshops.
■ if you have time, choose one of the options activities to do.
language power: pages 62?c63.
writing: a personal letter
before you start
■ ask students how often they write letters and who to. do they find it easy to think of things to write about? when did they last receive a letter and what was it about? do they write to penfriends in english?
■ students look at the photograph and discuss how old the children are and where they are.
■ remind students of the exercise they did in the previous lesson where they matched paragraphs to topics. here they do the same thing with the letter.
■ students work in pairs, reading the letter and matching the paragraph.
a) 4 b) 2 c) 3 d) 1
■ students close their books. have a class brainstorming to see how much information they can remember about wang ying and fang lan. students will probably be surprised at what they have retained even when they were not focused on the task of remembering.
elicit what sort of “style” students use when writing informal letters to friends in chinese. explain that the three features here are used in informal letters in english.
■ revise the names of punctuation marks with the class by writing the marks on the board and eliciting their names:
. full stop , comma ? question mark
! exclamation mark ?c dash
■ students work in pairs reading through the letter to find
examples of contractions, punctuation and informal words.
■ check answers by reading through the letter with the class,