1．Students will be able to use everyday English freely and grasp the ways of making a short telephone dialogue.
2．Expressions and structures: Can I speak to…? /Sb. dials the wrong number. / Would you Like a word with…? / Fold on. I'll go and get…
3．Words and phrases: chat/ have… on / get together / all the best / have a word with
Teaching aids: a recorder, a computer, a telephone, etc.
1) Daily report:
As usual, each student says something that they are familiar with, such as film stars, pop stars, sports stars, daily life, etc. (Ex. Ⅰ in AB)
2) Make some brief telephone conversations with the Ss in the class, for example:
T： (Use the telephone and dial the number.)
T： Can I .speak to Hou Ying?
S1： This is Hou Ying.
T： Hello. This is Wang Bing. How are you?
S1： Fine. Thank you. And you?
T： I'm OK. Thank you.……
S2： (Use the telephone and dial the number.)
S2： Can I speak to Shi Wei?
T： I'm sorry, she's not in. Can I take a message?
S2： OK. This afternoon we'll have a meeting at 2 o'clock in the school hall. Please tell her to attend it on time. Don't he late.
Tell the students in this unit we are going to learn about telephones. From this unit, you can get some information about telephones, such as How were telephones connected with each other in the past and how about today? etc.
B．The body of the lesson
1) Ask the Ss what can you see in the picture? (A man is ringing somebody up) and get the Ss to tell you what they think is happening.
2) Tell the Ss Today We are going to learn a dialogue between Steve and Pippa. They are talking about something.
3) Teacher may say: Listen to the dialogue (Book closed.) and think about the question: What does Steve ask Pippa to do? (To go to a lecture about the universe.)
1) The students work in pairs to practise the dialogue. Walk around the room and correct pronunciation as necessary. Ask some pairs to present the dialogue to the class.
2) Pair work. Complete the following dialogues. (Ex. Ⅱ in AB)
A： Thanks for the message.
B： Not at all.
A： There's no one called Mary here.
B： I'm sorry. I think I dialed the wrong number.
A： Please could I have a word with her?
B： Just a moment. I'll go and get her.
A： Have you got time for a chat?
B： No, I'll have to ring off now. Someone wants to use the phone.
A： I've got sth. on that evening.
B： What a pity!
A： Are you free to come to a party on Friday?
B： Just a minute. I'll have a look to see if I'm free then.
A： Is this a convenient time?
B： Sure, go ahead.
A： Would you like a word with her?
B： Yes, please.
3) You can give the following exercise.
Say: We just know sth. of making a short telephone dialogue. Please tell me what we shall say when we make a short telephone dialogue?
S1： Hello. Can I speak to…?
S2： Hello. Is that Bob?
S3： Hi, this is Steve. Is Pippa there?
S4： Would you like a word with Bob?
S5： Hold on.
S6： I'm sorry. I think I dialed the wrong number.
S7： Please could I have a word with…?
S8： I'll have to ring off now. Someone wants to use the phone.……
1) Ask the students to say the general meaning of the dialogue.
2) New words: (Before class, the teacher made them look up these words in the dictionary and explain them both in Chinese and in English. At the same time, they can learn the usage of the word in the dictionaries.)
excellent: very good
dial: an action while ringing somebody
chat: a talk
3) Language points:
(1)Would you like a word with her? = (informal) would you like to speak to her? Would like a word /a few words with somebody = have a word with somebody eg: The boss would like a word with you in his office.
(2)Hold on. = Wait a moment; don’t put down the telephone.
(3)The speaker's supposed to be excellent.
Suppose somebody / something to be… = consider somebody / something to be…
eg: All the classmates suppose him to be stupid. But in fact, he is a good student.
Jenny is supposed to be the best student in our class.
be supposed to = should
eg: You're supposed to start work at 8:30 every morning.
Lucy was supposed to come to lunch. What happened?
(4)All the best. = All the best wishes to you. = All the very best.
eg: All the best in your new job.
All the best with your family.
4) Fill in the blanks with the new words and expressions (Ex. Ⅲ in AB).
(1)I dialed the wrong number yesterday, so I couldn't find her.
(2)She is such an excellent girl that all the teachers like her.
(3)Tomorrow we'll get together at the school gate to go outing.
(4)She's supposed to come here.
(5)Please could I have a word with her?
(6)Mary sees Peter off at the railway station. She says to Peter: “All the best.”
Divide the whole class into four groups. And let them make up new dialogues with their partners according to the dialogue and practice. Ask the Ss to pay attention to daily expressions of telephones.
Group1: Make up a dialogue between two Ss who want to watch a football match.
Group2: Make up a dialogue between two Ss, one of whom doesn't know the English homework.
Group3: Make up a dialogue about visiting the Great Wall.
Group4: Make up a dialogue between a teacher and a student about asking for a leave.
Give the Ss a few minutes to prepare for the new dialogues. And then ask some pairs to act their dialogues out. See which group can do it well. Give them some red flowers.
Teacher may say: We know how to make a short telephone dialogue. Now let's have a discussion about the good of telephones. Is it convenient?
S1: It's easily used.
S2: It's easy to communicate.
S3: It's convenient.……
Teacher may say: Very well. Telephones are very important and necessary for us.Hope the Ss can invent more useful things after they grow up.
Finish the Wb Exx. And prepare for the new lesson.