1. Talk about past experiences,
2. Describe people, things, events and people’s feelings,
3. Review the attributive clause and learn to use relative pronouns who, whom, whose, which and that,
4. Organise ideas in a text using First, Next, Then, Finally, and
5. Write about an unforgettable experience.
B: Difficult points and baffling questions
1. The uses of the relative pronoun: who, whom, whose, which and that,
2. Some language points in the unit,
3. How to organize ideas by using First, Next, Then and Finally, and
4. Writing speed
C: Steps (6 periods)
Ⅰ.The first period
1. Warming up
T: We have four pictures and some clues here. Do you know them? Now talk about the four pictures, using the attributive clause.
When we talk about people we use who, whom or whose in the attributive clause, while which /that refers to things in the attributive clause
T: Why are these persons or things/events unforgettable?
T: Who’d like to introduce some other persons or events or inventions?
T: We’re going to listen to a man who survived the 1989 earthquake in San Francisco, U.S.A. Now read through the exercises, listen to the tape (twice) , just grasp the points to the questions, and complete the exercises.
After that, check the answers by the students telling their answers and then listen a third time.
T: Now let’s come to the listening on Page 103. We’re going to listen to a dialogue. There’re some people talking about four people at a party. What are they talking about? Their names, their jobs, their places, their age and their looks. So you should just grasp the description. Also we play the tape twice. In order to check your answers, we’re going to play a third time.
1. Write about an unforgettable thing/event within 50 words, using attributive clauses.
2. Practice the 4 pictures on Page 22.
Ⅱ. The second period
Speaking. We have two kinds of speaking exercise here.
1. Speaking on page 23
We have a sample dialogue and three pictures under it. So we can work in pairs/ groups, to look at the pictures and to create a new dialogue for each picture. In the dialogue you must express your worries, fears and difficulties, using the useful expressions in the box on page 24.
After that, some pairs/groups will act their dialogue out
2. Talking on page 103
This is a role play. There’re two persons. One plays the person who discovered the important old tomb, the other plays a scientist from Beijing.