Teaching Plan for Unit 11
The sounds of the world
This unit mainly talks about different kinds of music with the title The sounds of the world.
1. Teaching aims and demands
1) Talk about different kinds of music
2) Discuss characteristics of different kinds of music and differences between them
3) Write a comparison essay
Giving advice and making suggestions
You’d better (not)…
You should/ought to…
You need (to) …
Why don’t you…?
I think …
I am sure (that)…
Maybe you could…
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in common turn into
The passive voice in different tenses
1) 一般现在时（am\is\are done）
Our monitor keeps the key to the classroom.→The key to the classroom is kept by our monitor.
2) 一般过去时（was\were done）
Ricky Martin performed the song of the 1998 World Cup. →The song of the 1998 World Cup was performed by Ricky Martin.
3) 现在进行时（am\is\are being done）
Everyone in the country is singing the beautiful song. →The beautiful song is being sung by everyone in the country.
4) 过去进行时（was\were being done）
Smith was weighing the baby elephant. →The baby elephant was being weighed by Smith.
5) 一般将来时（will be done）
The famous band will give a performance in the Capital Concert Hall. →A performance will be given by the famous band in the Capital Concert Hall.
6) 过去将来时（would be done）
He knew that they would invite him to perform in the New Year’s Concert.
→He knew that he would be invited to perform in the New Year’s Concert.
7) 现在完成时（have\has been done）
They have picked out the top ten pop songs →
The top ten pop songs have been picked out.
8) 过去完成时（had been done）
The headmaster had given the boy a golden pen. →
The boy had been given a golden pen by the headmaster.
“口语”(Speaking)部分提供了Joe和Susan之间的对话。Peter的生日就要到了，Joe想送Peter生日礼物，于是征求Susan的意见，从而引出了asking and giving advice.整个活动以说为主，同时涉及了听、读、写的技能。这一设计训练学生在比较真实情景中口头表达的能力和丰富他们asking and giving advice的句型。
“综合技能”(Integrating skills)提供了一篇北京师范大学2001级学生曹向前同学写的文章（经过改写）Pop Versus Rock。文中着重阐述了Pop songs 和Rock songs之间的区别。通过对这篇文章的学习，要求学生写一篇题为Traditional Chinese music vs Modern Chinese music的文章。
“复习要点”(Checkpoint)部分简要地总结了本单元的语法要点――The Passive Voice in Different Tenses,并且设计了练习，帮助学生自评。同时通过两个问题引导学生对本单元所学的词汇作一次小结。
3. Teaching procedures:
This unit consists of 10 parts: warming up\listening\speaking\pre-reading\reading\post-reading \ language study \ integrating skills \ tips\ and checkpoints. I plan to cover this unit in 6 periods. Period One: Warming up and Listening \ Period Two: Speaking \ Period Three: Pre-reading Reading and Post-reading \ Period Four:Post-reading and Word-study \Period Five: Grammar\ Period Six: Integrating skills
(1) What is the most important thing you learned in this unit?
(2) What do you think you did best in this unit?
(3) What do you find the most difficult in this unit?
(4) Where do you see the most improvement?
(5) Where do you need to work harder?
(Warming up and Listening)
Step 1 Warming-up
Before class, T plays a song Ss are familiar with till the bell for class rings. Then T asks Ss some questions: (1) Do you know the name of the song? (You’ll be in my heart from the film named Tarzan,《人猿泰山》)(2) Where do you think the song comes from? (3) Do you like the song? Why or why not? etc. Ss answer all these questions.
Step 2 Brainstorming
Do you know any other songs? In this way, Ss think about as many songs as possible.
Step 3 Discussion
Ss work in groups of 4. They talk about the songs they are interested in.
Step 4 Demonstration
After discussion, choose one of the students in their group to report the result of their discussion.
Step 5 Finding a place
(Show a map of picture)
T shows the map of the world. While the student is reporting the result, others should listen carefully. Ask a student to find the place in the map where the song comes from.
Step 6 Listening
Ask Ss to listen to the music on the tape to find where the music comes from.
Song 1 二泉映月 (folk music)
Song 2 Beat it by Michael Jackson from
Song 2 Take me home, Country roads by John Denver from
Step 7 Listening and discussion
Listen to the music several times and then discuss the following questions with group members. (1) Which piece of music do you like best? Why? (2) What makes you think this music comes from… (3) What are the differences between the songs you have heard? (4) Can you guess what the songs are about?
Step 8 Demonstration
After discussion, Ss choose one of the students in their group to report the result of their discussion.
Step 9 Listening
Listen to the three songs on the tape and then fill out the form below.
What would be a good title for the song?
What is the song about?
How does the song make you feel?
Do you like the song?
(1=not at all, 10=very much
How would you describe the song?
Play the tape several times so that Ss can fully understand them.
Song 1: Edelweiss
Song 2: I’m right here waiting
Song 3: Love me tender
Step 10 Group-work
When Ss fill out the form above, they discuss each question and then report the result each other.
Step 11 Demonstration
Choose one of the students in their group to report the result of their discussion.
Step 12 Listening
If time permits, finish the Workbook listening exercises in class. If there is no time left in class, leave them as homework.
1. Finish off the workbook exercises.
Find as many kinds of musical instrument as possible. (Consult the website:www.villa123.com)