Period: The Second Period
Properties: Recorder, Overhead projector
1. Knowledge aims
(1) Understand the text.
(2) Learn how to use some useful words and phrases
2. Ability aim
Retell the story in your own words.
Language Focus: Words and phrases: dream, be tired, wake up, be good for, as soon as, fall asleep, be busy doing, again and again
a) Organizing the class
T: Greet the students and a student gives a duty report related to what’s going to be learned.
1. Check their homework. Ask them to act their own dialogues out.
2. Read some good sentences in the students’ homework.
3. Quiz: Nothing serious. I have a headache and a cough. Let me take your temperature. What does she have to do? She didn’t feel like eating anything. Take this medicine three times a day.
T: talk about the questions in groups.
1. Do you sleep well every night?
2. Do you often have dreams?
3. Do you remember your nicest/worst dream?
4. Could you please describe your last dream?
5. What do you think of the dreams?
T: Let the students share their talking and choose two or three students to say in class.
T: 1. Dream is something which one seems to see or experience during sleep.
2. dream, dreamed or dreamed
T: Ask the students to look at the picture and try to say something about it.
T: Listen to the tape and try to understand it.
Then ask the students to read the text together and individually.
e) Teaching language points
1. be tired
I am always tired when I wake up in the morning.
He was very tired after the travel.
2. wake up
What time do you usually wake up?
He woke up early yesterday morning.
3. be good for somebody
Sometimes dreaming is good for us.
Doing exercises is good for the people.
4. as soon as
Last night, as soon as I fell asleep I dreamt that I went to the garden.
The teacher went out of the classroom as soon as the class was over.
5. be busy doing sth.
They are busy reviewing the lessons now.
What are you busy doing these days?
6. again and again
We had to play the same piece again and again all night.
The teacher asked the students to read the text again and again.
1. Let the students read the text again.
2. Ask them to work in pairs and then act it out.
3. Try to retell the story.
4. Read the text once more, pay attention to some useful words and phrases.
5. Let the students do some questions and then ask them to answer these questions according to the passage.
1. Read the text and rewrite the passage in their own words.
2. Write a composition about your latest dream.
3. Do exercises on page 80.
I can’t ___ those apples. Please ___ ___.
He ___ many books ___ ___.
___ ___ times ___ you been to the Great Wall?
They ___ ___ at home ___ all.
It’s very important ___ ___ ___.
Keys: 1. reach, help me 2. has, to read 3. How many, have 4. needn’t stay, at 5. to keep healthy