Teaching plan forUnit 11
The Sounds of the world
1. Learn to enjoy different kinds of music
2. Be able to give opinions on music
3. Be able to retell the reading
4. Grasp the uses of some important points
5. Get the ability of using the passive voice freely
6. Write a short passage about music
Period 1:Warming up; Listening; Speaking.
Period 2: Listening in the workbook; pre-reading; reading comprehension and post reading.
Period 3: Deal with the important points in the parts above.
Period 4: Language study and the grammar.
Period 5: Integrating skills in the students book and integrating skills in the workbook.
Period 6: Deal with the practices in the workbook.
Period 7: A small test for Unit 11.
I. Warming up:
1. Brain storming questions:
1). What sound do you like best?
2). What sound do you like least?
3). What music do you like best?
4). Who is your favorite singer?
5). What instrument can you play?
If you are asked to choose, what instrument do you choose to play?
6). Do the practice in the text book.
IV. Homework: Read and remember the new words and expressions
II. Play the tape and then ask the students to read the text for a while. After that the students should be able to answer some simple questions without looking at the book.
1. The music we hear on the radios or see on TV is all that exists in the world, isn’t it?
2. What kind of music is the blues?
3. Where does it come from? Why does it become an important part of American culture?
4. What other musical styles come from blues music?
5. What is the most important characteristic of rap music?
6. What does the singer in rap music do?
7. Where is Latin music from?
8. Among whom is it popular?
9.How famous are stars like Santana and Ricky Martin?
10. What’s the writer’s advice on buying a tape or a CD?
Ⅲ. Do the exercises in the post-reading.
Ⅳ. Retell the reading, introducing the musical styles in your own words.
Ⅴ. Homework: Try to recite several parts of the reading.
Ⅰ. Check the homework
Ⅱ. Study the use of the words:
1. turn n. duty, chance or right to do sth.
①It’s one’s turn to do sth
e.g. 1). Whose turn is it to clean the room?
2). The three brothers took turns at looking after their sick mother.
3) .He asked each of us in turn what we had been doing.
2. in mind
①Remember several phrases about “mind”
②bear / keep in mind remember
③make up one’s mind be determined
④keep one’s mind on put one’s heart into.
⑤change one’s mind
⑥be in two minds hesitate
3. dance to done at the same time as music is being played.
e.g. 1). He sang to his guitar.
2). The poem has been set to music.