Unit 3 Life in the future
Warming up and reading First impressions
Step 1 Lead in See some pictures and imagine our life in the future.
Step 2 Fast reading Summarize the main idea of the passage and of each paragraph.
Step 3 Careful reading
1. Listen to the Mp3 and catch the adj. describing Li Qiang’s feelings.
2. Finish a T or F task
3. Work in pairs. Design questions and play a game.
Step 4 Consolidating
Watch a video. Working in groups of four, discuss what our life will be like in the future.
Step 5 Homework
1. Organize the notes you have collected from the discussion.
2. Write a passage about the life in the future in your mind.
Stephanie Frank：There are some differences between our classes and Chinese classes. We spend 2 hours giving a lesson, but your time is 40 minutes. We will want volunteers if questions or tasks are given. However, Chinese teachers usually call students’ names. Students will get certain grades if they finish their tasks in our country. We often try to get students to think: How can I do it better? What else can I do to improve it? In this class we see the teacher tries to get the students to take part in the teaching activities, and I love activities too. It’s good to draw a conclusion or give some advice at the end of class, I think I’ll try it next time in my class. Thank you, Miss Cheng, it’s really a good idea.
Shawn Higa： I have some things similar to Frank’s. Students in our school are good at
writing, while the students in Cheng’s class are good at communicating. I think communicating is more important for students, because they should use language to communicate with each other. Usually our students watch videos at home, and they discuss and write in class. However, it’s different in Cheng’s class. Her students watch videos and discuss in class and write their passages at home.
最后李津茜老师进行了总结：We have seen Miss Cheng grow a lot and change a lot from today’s
class. Also it is a good opportunity for us to improve ourselves. I hope we can organize more
activities like today’s, because everyone really benefits from it.