（2）学唱：Let Your Kite Fly High。
Step 1 Revision
1 Revise My favourite sport is…. and personal information by doing SB Page 19, Part 4. In pairs, have the students fill out the Identification Card. Have several students share their answers.
2 Revise instructions for flying a kite.
3 Check homework.
Step 2 Spelling and pronunciation
1 SB Page 19, Part 1, Speech Cassette Lesson 80 (Phonic Reading Work). Books closed. Follow the same steps as in Lesson 68, Step 2, of the TB. Use flashcards rather than going straight to the book.
2 Do Ex. 1 in Wb Lesson 80. Instruct the students to associate the words in this exercise with the words listed in Part 1, SB Lesson 80. In this way they can learn how to pronounce English words without the phonetic symbols.
3 Do Ex. 2 in Wb Lesson 80. Have students read aloud the words and ask other students to spell them. This shows the function of spelling rules.
Step 3 Stress and intonation
1 SB Page 19, Part 2, Speech Cassette Lesson 80. Books closed. Ask students to listen for the stresses in each sentence. Play the tape. Play it again and get the students to repeat, showing the stress with a gesture.
2 Tell the students that intonation shows when the speaker is making a statement (usually a falling tone), asking a yes/no question (rising tone) or shows the speaker's feelings. Demonstrate by saying Yes in different ways:
A Yes. (falling) affirmative
B Yes? (rising) a question
C Yes! (falling with extra stress) an exclamation
Show the intonation with a gesture. Play the tape. Play it again and get students to repeat, showing the intonation with gestures.
Step 4 Read and chant
Note: Each language has its own rhythm, and the rhythm of English is different from the rhythm of Chinese. Stress, intonation and rhythm all work together. The purpose of a chant is to work on the rhythm of English. Along with rhythm, reduced speech is often used. Even though we want to emphasize correct pronunciation, reduced speech is also part of language. (An example of reduced speech from Chinese is when you ask someone多少钱, the少is often reduced and becomes /aou/with the/M/being pronounced lightly at all.) Also, it is reduced speech that tends to make listening very difficult for your students. By becoming familiar with reduced speech along with the rhythm of English, your students will not only increase their speaking fluency and naturalness, but also their listening capability.
1 SB Page 19, Part 3. Play the tape. Have the students listen for the rhythm and the reduced speech. For example: What's his favourite sport? becomes what's is, What's her becomes What's er, etc.
2 Play the tape again and have the students repeat, paying attention to the rhythm and intonation (Notice that the intonation for the questions is not rising but rising/falling because they are not yes/no questions.)
3 Divide the class into two groups. Group A reads the question lines e.g. What's…favourite sport? and Group B reads the sports' lines, e.g. football, football, football! Switch groups and repeat.
Step 5 Ask and answer
SB Page 19, Part 4. In pairs, have the students ask each other questions concerning themselves. Each person should fill in the “ID card” in their book. Have several students volunteer to tell the class about their partner. Make sure they use the correct pronouns (his/her).
Step 6 Listen and answer
SB Page 19, Part 5, Listening Cassette Lesson 80. Wb Lesson 80, Ex. 1. Let the students read the questions before listening to the tape.
LUCY: Hi, Han Mei!
HAN MEI: Hi, Lucy!
LUCY: That's a nice bike.
HAN MEI: Yes, it's new. Do you want a go?
LUCY: No, I don't think I can ride it. I think it's too high.
HAN MEI: No, it isn't! It's easy! Here, have a go. Let me help you.
LUCY: Like this?
HAN MEI: Yes, that's right, good! Now, go!
LUCY: I'm going! It's great. Oh, look out!(CRASH)
HAN MEI: Lucy, are you OK?
LUCY: Don't worry―I'm OK! But what about the bike? Is it broken?
HAN MEI: No, don't worry, it's fine. It's not broken.
Explain the meaning of want a go, I'm going, look out by gesture or in Chinese.
The answers are: 1B; 2C; 3C.
Step 7 Read
1 SB Page 20, Part 6*. This part is optional. Say My favourite basketball player is…. Ask Who is your favourite basketball player? Have several students answer.
2 Ask Who is Mike's favorite player? Write this question on the Bb. With books closed, play the tape. Check the answer. (Ronaldo.)
3 Read the passage together as a class, pay attention to the intonation and pronunciation.
4 In pairs have each student read to their partner and the partner corrects any pronunciation errors. Switch. Be sure to walk around the class during this activity and give help where needed.
5 Do Wb Lesson 80, Ex. 6*.
Step 8 Song
SB Page 20, Part 7*. Get the students to listen to the tape and then sing the song. If no tape is available, perhaps some of the students can make up a tune. Arrange a singing competition between different groups.
Step 9 Checkpoint 20
Go through Checkpoint 20 with the students. Encourage them to ask questions if there is anything they are not sure about.
Step 10 Workbook
SB Pages 92-94, Wb Lesson 80, Exx. 3 and 4. The two exercises can be done after class as homework. Exx. 6-10 are optional.
Step 11 Test
Dictate a few new words taught in this unit and the following dialogue.
A: Can you fly a kite?
B: No, I can't. It's too hard.
A: No, it's easy. Let me help you. Run with it like this.
B: Yes, it's high! Thanks very much.
Finish off the Workbook exercises.
Some extra practice and enrichment
1 Writing practice. The students know enough English at this point that they are able to write simple paragraphs. Help them write a short paragraph about their favourite athlete. Have them tell why they like the athlete. If some of the students don't want to write about a favourite athlete, have them write about a famous person they admire. Have them tell why that person is their favourite famous person.
2 Teach the following tongue twister to practice some of the vowel sounds found in Lesson 80, Page 19, Part 1.
How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
3 Many students love to watch and play sports. They often watch their favourite athletes. In western countries, students often collect “baseball cards” with the information about various athletes. However, these cards are for all sports such as basketball, football and even ice-skating. Have each student make their own“baseball card”with their favourite athlete. They should include the person's birthdate, age, and accomplishments. Then you can allow time for the students to “swap”their cards. Have them ask each other Can I see your card? Do you want to swap?