Step 1: Free talk
Get the students to talk about their choices of entertainment and make them understand the aims of the lesson and tell the students that they are going to learn some expressions about making prohibition and warnings. (write prohibition and warnings on the blackboard)
Step 2: Dialogue
Ss listen to the dialogue and give brief information about it
Who (YangPei, Jackie and their friends Burt and Jeff) /Where (in the Australian bush) /When/What(camping)
Step 3 Multiple-choice exercises for listening
Ss listen to the dialogue once again and do the following exercises
1. What is a good place for camping according to Yang Pei?
A. A place by the river with plenty of shade under the trees.
B. A place in the cave. C. A place in the bush. (Key: A)
2. Why mustn’t Burt smoke while walking around in the bush?
A. Because the smoke is terrible. B. Because it could start a bush fire.
C. Because smoking is bad for one’s health. (Key: B)
3. What may happen when a kangaroo knock on you while you were driving?
A. It may damage the car really badly. B. It may hurt you. C. It may follow your car.(Key: A)
Check answers with the students, and at the same time get students’ agreements of the following moral lessons.
1. The protection of the environment is especially important to us nowadays. If we do not do something to stop polluting the rivers, the sea, the air, and all the things around us, the earth would not fit for us to live in. So let us start right now and let us create a beautiful world for ourselves and for the whole world.
2. Some animals may be dangerous to human beings, but they are one of the most necessities in the world, so we must love all the animals. They are our good friends. We are living on the earth happily together. If the animals die out, it will cause the dying out of human being, like the dying out of dinosaur. What’s more, the earth will also be destroyed. what a horrible thing! We must protect our environment and keep the balance of the nature.
Step 4 Practice
1.Students read the dialogue in pairs paying attention to their pronunciation and intonation, trying to learn the text by heart and deal with any difficulties they may meet while reading with their classmates or by asking the teacher for help. Write the useful expressions on the blackboard for students to pay special attention to and for better understanding of the dialogue.
plenty of start a fire put out look out make one’s camp fix up tie…to… take care
And then ask the students to summarize the functional sentences and write them on the blackboard.
Be careful Look out! Take care Don't do… You mustn't do…
2. Ask the students to pick out the imperative sentences from the dialogue
1) Don’t throw your cigarette out of the window. Put it out in the ashtray.
2) Don’t tie it to that old branch. Tie it to the one on the right.
3. Let Ss do Part 2. on P. 13 in pairs and then check it. Emphasize some useful phrases, such as die of/from and get sunburnt
4. Do translation (WB Ex. 3)
Keys (Let the students know that there is not only one answer to the translation exercises)
1. Please tap the cigarette ash into the ashtray. Don’t tap it on the floor.
2. Don’t go too far in the bush, otherwise you may get lost.
3. Don’t throw the cigarette end out of the window, otherwise you may start a fire.
4. Before you return the car, make sure you clean/wash the dirt off it.
5. How about having a camp/going camping next week?
6. Some people suggested going beyond the mountain to have a look.
7. It is said that here is a valley of death. No one has dared to get into it so far.
5. Finish off all the other too WB exercises by asking Ss to do it.
Ex.1. drive; Where; sure; think; find; for; idea; enjoy; Be; worry; out; damage; if; stay; not; dangerous; slow
Ex. 2. 1). plenty of 2). fix up 3). put out 5). tie…to 6). die of 7). get sunburnt
Step 5. Activities
Ss make a similar dialogue according to the original one, trying to use all the daily expressions. First they prepare the dialogue in groups .After that ask some pairs to act out their dialogue in the front of classroom.
Step 6. consolidation
With the students go through all the functional sentences and useful expressions on the blackboard and ask students to add as many similar sentences as possible.
1. Oral work (Recite the dialogue or make a new one)
2. Collect as much information as possible about Australia
(探究活動) (Some suggested methods in teaching the following reading.
1. Digital information. Before class ask Ss to surf on the internet for information about Australia. Ss can be divided into different groups according to different aspects of the country, e.g. natural features --location, climate, population, resources and so on, big cities and economics, history and culture, politics etc. In class Ss exchange their information and ask and answer questions. After class they can write an article about what they are most interested in.