1．Go over the three-skilled and four-skilled words: servant/ Let in/ mad/ brave/ cruel/ have a test/ deed/ in public and so on.
2．Go over the grammar: the - ing form as attributes and adverbials.
3．Practise writing a letter.
Teaching aids: a computer, a recorder, etc.
A．Words and expressions
1．Galary: Play the game with the partner, only the words in Unit 22.
For example: S1: There're five letters.
S2: Is it a noun?
S1: No, S2……
If the man is hanged, S1 will win.
2．Complete the phrases or sentences, using the words in the following form. (Ex. Ⅰ in AB)
1)Many young people want to become a civil ________(公务员).
2) Don’t be so ________ to animals.
3) Everyone is ________ to succeed.
4) He was a ________ of war for many years.
5)I didn't believe what the ________ teller (算命者) said.
6)He put his oars (桨) in the water to ________ the smooth surface of the lake.
7) She is nervous waiting for the ________ of news.
8) Dr Manette suffered from ________ illness.
9) Chairman Mao is a ________ leader.
Possible answers: 1) servant 2) cruel 3) eager 4) prisoner 5) fortune
6) disturb 7) arrival 8) mental 9) noble
3．Using the following phrases to fill in the passage (Ex. Ⅱ in AB).
Let in; in public; sentence to death; do a good deed; in peace; fall in love with; suffer from
Romeo fell in love with Juliet at the first glance, but their families were enemies. Juliet's parents didn't let Romeo in their house, and forced her daughter to leave Romeo. So they couldn't stay together in public. A friar (修道士) did a good deed to marry Romeo and Juliet secretly.
By accident, Romeo killed Tybalt, a member of Juliet's family. The court sentenced Romeo to death. Romeo managed to escape. When Romeo returned, he found his wife, dead in peace, but in fact, Juliet didn't die. It was just a plan of the friar. Romeo suffered much from the death of Juliet. He killed himself and lay down by her side. When Juliet woke up from her death like sleep, seeing Romeo lying by her, dead, she knew what he had done and killed herself.
B．Sentences and patterns
Card One: the news which surprises us Card Two: the boy who is sleeping
Card Three: the year that follows Card Four: the country which is
Card Five: the boat that is floating Card Six: the surprising news
Card Seven: the sleeping boy Card Eight: the following year
Card Nine: the developing country Card Ten: the floating boat
Possible answers: One-Six / Two-Seven / Three-Eight / Four-Nine / Five-Ten
2．Chain drill: Two students say two sentences written in the cards and let another student join the two sentences together by using the v-ing form.
A: The man is our maths teacher.
B．He is sitting by the window.
C．The man sitting by the window is our maths teacher.
A: The students stood up.
B: When they saw the teacher entering the room.
C: Seeing the teacher entering the room, the students stood up.
A: He decides to have a bath.
B: He was wetted all over by the rain.
C: Being wetted all over by the rain, he decided to have a bath.
A: The children went away.
B: They were laughing.
C: The children went away laughing.
C．Paragraphs and passage
1．Read the passage and do the following exercises: (Ex. Ⅲ in AB)
Prison of the Abbaye,
21 June, 1792
Monsieur the Marquis
My house and yours were burnt to the ground. The villagers brought me to Paris and I was thrown into this prison. My crime, they tell me, is ‘Treason against the people’, and without your generous help, I will lose my head for it. I have tried to tell them that I have worked on your instructions for the people, and not against them. I have told them that it was you who instructed me to collect no rent or taxes from the villagers during these last years. But they tell me my crime is to have worked for an emigrant aristocrat. Monseigneur, please hear my cry for help! Please, save me from this house of horror!
Your faithful servant,
After reading the letter, what should Darnay think and what would he decide to do?
Having read the letter, Darney said to himself “Gabelle, the poor man. I really felt sorry for him. I must go back to Paris to save him, but my wife and my daughter, it is impossible for me to see them again. But I should answer for the trouble. Tomorrow I'll set off for Paris.”
2．Write on the cards according to the situations. (Ex Ⅳ in AB)
A．Christmas Day is coming. Xiaojun wants to send a Christmas card to Charlie.
B．Bill wants to send a birthday card to his brother and also tell him that everyone in the family misses him.
Write a letter to your pen friend, who has written to you for some advice about visiting Beijing. Give him/her some advice. You can use the following sentences.
A: The climate in Beijing is dry; spring is shorter with lots of wind.
B．Autumn is the best season in Beijing.
C．I suggest you come to Beijing in autumn.
D．Winter is longer and cold.
E: It snows occasionally.
F: You'd better not come to Beijing in spring or winter.
I'm very pleased to learn from your letter that you are getting on well with your studies and that you will come to Beijing. Now I'll answer the question in your letter and give you some advice about your visiting Beijing.
The climate in Beijing is very dry. Spring is shorter with Lots of wind. You'd better not come to Beijing in spring. In summer it's terribly hot. It often rains in July and August. Autumn is the best season in Beijing. The weather begins to get cool at the beginning of September. People like to go for outings in September, October and November. I suggest you come to Beijing in Autumn. Winter is longer and cold with strong wind. It snows occasionally. I hope my advice will be helpful to you.
I'm looking forward to seeing you in Beijing.