Unit 1 That must be a record!
Step 1 Leading in
T: Good morning, everyone!
Ss: Good morning, Mr./ Ms…
T: :Let’s look at the picture 1.This is the shortest man in the world．Can you guess how tall he is?
Now let’s look at this man, how tall he is! He is 2．72 m tall. He is the tallest man in the world．He is more than two meters taller than the shortest man we’ve just talked about.
Then let’s look at the picture 2.The person’s beard is the longest in the world．Do you know how long is it?
You can guess.
S1：Is it 2 meters?
T：No，not quite right．
S2：Is it 1.5 meters?
T：Not exactly．Longer than that.
Ss．We can’t guess it．
T：It’s 1．83 m．This is the longest beard on a living male．
At last let’s look at the picture 3.Can you guess how old the youngest graduate was?
He was only 10 years old.
(Look at the questions on Page 1 except No.2.3.5.) Please work in groups and try to find the
1．The lowest temperature ever recorded on earth is________.
A．-75℃ B．-89．2℃ C．-110℃
4．The highest number of goals in a soccer career is_______ ．
A．1279 B．546 C. 3850
6．The longest lecture lasted______________
A．32．5 h B．62．5 h C. 82.5 h
Step 2 Warming up
Students will work in groups to decide the answers. Whether they can guess the answers or not is
not important. The aim of this quiz is to stimulate their interest. Two minutes later show the answers
T: Ok. It doesn’t matter whether you guessed the answers or not. How do you find the questions?
Ss: Very interesting.
T: Do you know where to find the answers to such interesting questions?
Ss: The Guinness Book of World Records.
T: Yes, it is a book contains records of all kinds. After class please find more information in the book
in the library. Now open your books at Page 3. Look at the questions in Pre-reading quickly and then scan the text as quickly as possible and find the answers to them.
(Teacher gives the students four minutes to scan the passage. After that, teacher asks them to
answer the five questions. )
T.Well. Time is up. Have you finished?
T. Wang Li, can you answer the first question?
S3: Yes. Sir Hugh Beave is the director of the Guinness Brewery in 1951,who came up with the idea
for The Guinness Book of World Records.
T: Right. Please answer the second question. When was the first edition of The Guinness Book of
World Records published? Answer it together.
Ss. In 1955.
T. Yeah. The third question.. How long is the longest moustache in the world? Who like to have a
T: Right .Wei Fang, try the fourth question.
S5:Urumqi is the most remote city from the sea----it is 2510 kilometers from the nearest coast. In HongKong , the world’s largest jiaozi was made, weighing an incredible 480 kilograms.
T: Very good. The last question: who win the tour de Fance in 2003? Answer it together.
Ss: Lance Armstrong.
Step 3 Reading
Now please read the whole passage quickly and then do the following multiple choice questions
①The idea which led to The Guinness Book of Records came up by
A.Ross McWhirter B.Norris C.Sir Hugh Beaver D.Brewery
②The Guinness Book of World Records has chapters except
A.education B.science and technology C.travel and transport D.the natural world
③Among the Chinese records in The Guinness Book of Records,some examples are given except .
A.Tian’anmen Square B.Hong Kong’s return to China C.Jiaozi D.the Yellow River
④The reason why Lance Armstrong’s records are special is that .