Unit 3 Travel journal
I.Teaching aims and demands:
  1. Skill goals: Describe a journey. Revise means of transportation. The Present Progressive Tense expresses futurity. Keep a travel journal to show personal impressions.
  2. Function sentence patternsGood wishes and farewells Have a nice/ good time. Tare care. Say “ hello” to … Give my love / best wishes to …
  3. Vocabulary: journal, transport, prefer, disadvantage, fare, flow, persuade, cycle, graduate, finally, schedule, fond, shortcoming, stubborn, organize, determine, determined, journey, altitude, valley, pace, bend, attitude, boil, forecast, parcel, insurance, wool, reliable, view, pillow, midnight, flame, beneath, temple, cave
  4. Grammar: The Present Continuous Tense to express future actions. II. The analysis of the teaching material:
  1. Warming-up and listening: Let students know that travel is very common in modern society. Ask them to discuss the fares to get to one place for different kinds of transport. Do some listening practice
  2. Pre-reading and reading: The word has many great rivers. One of them is the Mekong. Introduce a travel journalJourney down the Mekong to students.
  3. Learning about language: In this part, students will discover useful words and expressions and also learn useful structures the Present Continuous Tense to express future actions
  4. Using language: Present how to write a travel journal and then practise writing Have a nice/good time. Good luck on your journey. Write to me. Have fun.
III. Teaching arrangment 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Period Period Period Period warming-up and listening Reading learn about language Using language The First Period warming-up and listening Teaching aims
  1. To talk about things related to travel, e.g. the place the fares and transport, etc.
  2. To improve the Ss’ listening ability. Teaching important points
  1. To talk about travel.
  2. To tell the Ss how to catch the key points when they do listening. Emotion goals: There are so many beautiful places in China and the whole world. We should love our country, love the whole world and love nature. Teaching aids a tape recorder, a projector and a computer Step
  1. A song (歌词见后面 歌词见后面) 歌词见后面 Step 2 Warming up Show the photos of some beautiful places on the PowerPoint. (The Great Wall; Yuanming Yuan ; Budala Palace; Venice; The Liberty Statue in New York, America; Fujiyama.)Ask students whether they know where they are. Then T ask: Do you like traveling? T: Why do you like traveling? Ss: Yes
(超级链接):Enjoy beautiful scenery; Increase our
knowledge; Make friends; Be good to health… Ss may have a lot of different ideas. Give them time to talk freely. T ask: How will you prepare for traveling? (including the time, the place, the means, the cost, the things you’ll take along, … of traveling) (超级链接) :
  1. time (超级链接): the Spring Festival; summer( winter) vacation… National Day; May Day; weekend;

  2.destination(超级链接): Enjoy some beautiful pictures of famous places with the whole class: Huangshan 黄山; Jiuzhaigou 九寨沟; Guilin 桂林; Stone Forest (石林); Jiuquxi(九曲溪; Yunufeng,wuyi(武夷玉女峰); Sanqing Mountain 三清山; Hangzhou; Longmen Caves ( 龙 门 石 窟 ); Tian’anmen Square( 天 安 门 广 场 ); Terracotta,Xi’an(西安兵马俑); Summer Palace(颐和园); London Bridge; The Opera House 悉尼歌剧院; Eiffel Tower 艾菲尔铁塔.
  3.What to do(超级链接): Rock climbing; rafting; bungee; skiing; hiking Allow the Ss to talk more about it.
  4. travel cost: talk with the Ss quickly.
  5.things to take(超级链接): ID cards(身份证 passports; money (cash); a book of 身份证) 身份证 maps; 等。
  6.means of transportation(超级链接): on foot; by bike; by bus; by car; by plane/by air; by boat/by ship/by sea
  7. background information( 超 级 链 接 ): history; customs; culture; language; religion; politics; weather; …
  8. Points for attention(超级链接): Don’t throw away waste; Don’t park your bike or car in the wrong parking lot; Don’t make a fire freely; Don’t feed animal; Protect animals and plants; Do as the guide tells you do; …. Step 3 Speaking T: Now, imagine that you live in Qinghai Province. You plan to spend a holiday with a friend somewhere in Southeast Asia. Choose three places to visit and find out the one ?way fare to get there for different kinds of transport. Then, make up a dialogue In pairs, discuss the fares and decide where to go. Before they do that task, show a map of Southeast Asia with detailed position of Laos; Vietnam; Ho Chi Minh City; Phnom Penh; Thailand; Cambodia; Singapore; Malaysia. Then show some pictures of the sceneries in these countries. Then give the Ss several minutes to prepare for the dialogue and then call some of them to act their dialogues out.
Step 4 Listening
  1. Listen to Part 3 CHATTING WITH A GIRL and tick the words.
  2. Listen again to the tape and fill in the chart
  3. Listen to Part 4 of JOURNAL DOWN THE MEKONG and tick the words you hear on the tape.
  4. Listen to this material again and answer the questions. (
  1)Who is telling the story? Wang Kun (
  2)When did Wang Wei meet her cousins? In October in Dali (
  3)Why didn’t they begin the journey in Tibet with Wang Wei and Wang Kun? The story doesn’t say (
  4)Find a word that describe how the person telling the story feels about travelling in Laos. Afraid, alone, excited, glad…
  5. Listen to Part
  5. Wang Kun is describing a few of the things they saw during their tour. Pick out the correct in formation and then tell about their experience in Laos. (
  1) In the village the cyclists saw B. A. electric lights B. candle lights C. kerosene lights
  2)After lunch they went to Vientiane ,the capital city of Laos by B. A. bike B. bus C. truck
  3)They greeted an old man by A. A. putting their hands together B. moving their heads C. waving their arms.
  4) In Vientiane, they saw C A. trucks, buses and bicycles B. cars, motorbikes and buses
C. trucks, buses, jeeps and motorbikes (
  5) The Mekong River is very rich in C__. A. gold Step 5 Homework Make up a dialogue . P
  57. Using structures P
  59. Reading task The Second Period Reading B. pears C. fish
Teaching goals
  1. Learn something about the Mekong River through reading.
  2. Students can use what they have learned to describe a trip.
  3. Students should realize if they want to be successful, what personalities they should have. Teaching important and difficult points:
  1. Understand the text well.
  2. Try to master the useful new words & expressions in this period. Teaching aids: a computer & a projector Teaching procedures Step Ⅰ Warming Up T: Do you like travelling? Present some pictures of beautiful places to arouse their interest of travelling. Meanwhile, the teacher can also ask some more questions to make the students say something about their journey, such as their plans of trips, the difficulties they met in their journey and so on. Step Ⅱ Lead In T: Q1: Have you visited any river? Q2: Q3: How many great rivers do you know? If you could travel down only one of them, which one would you choose? Why? Ask the students the locations of some famous rivers in the world. (Mekong, Rhein, Seine, Nile, Thames, Congo, Amazon, Mississippi, Volg) Step Ⅲ Pre-reading T: Have you visited the Mekong River? If no, let’s learn something about it.
  1. Show a picture of the Mekong River and the brief introduction of it. Ask them: Can you list the countries that the Mekong River flows through?
  3. Enjoy the beautiful sights along the Mekong River to arouse their interest of it. Step IV Reading In this step, get the students to read the text and finish some tasks.
Task1: Scan the text quickly, then answer some questions Q
  1. Who are Wang kun and Wang Wei? Q
  2.What are their dreams? Q
  3.Who are Dao Wei and Yu Hang? Q
  4. Is it a difficult journey to cycle along the Mekong? Why? Q
  5.What can you see when you travel along the Mekong River? Task2: Listen to the tape and pay attention to the pronunciation, then do the T or F exercise.
  1. Wang kun is a high school student.
  2. Both Dao Wei and Yu Hang are Dai and they grew up in eastern Yunnan province
  3. The source of Mekong is in Qinghai province.
  4. Finally Wang Kun agreed with his sister to cycle with her.
  5. They found few atlas and books about Mekong River in library.
  6. Mekong river begins at glacier on a Tibet mountain. the water there is clear but not cold.
  7. Only a small part of the river is in China.
  8. As it enters Southeast Asia, it moves slowly. Task3: Careful reading Read the text again and try to complete a form. their dream Their journey Their preparation Task4: Consolidation Fill in the blanks Mekong River begins a glacier on a Tibetan mountain. At first, The river is small and the water begins to move. It becomes as it passes deep valleys. Traveling western Yunnan Province. Sometimes the River wide Valley and becomes a. We were both surprised to learn that half of the river is in China. After it leaves china and the high altitudes, the Mekong becomes
, brown and warm. As it enters Southeast Asia, it travels slowly hills and low valleys, and the where rice grows. at last the river’s delta enters the South China Sea. Step V Post-reading Task 1: Make comparison An attitude is what a person thinks about something. Make lists of Wang Wei’s and Wang Kun’s similar and different attitudes about the trip. Task 2: Debate Which character do you like, Wang Kun or Wang wei? Why? Task 3: Understand two mottos Life is just a series of trying to make up your mind. Success belongs to the persevering Step VI Homework
  1. Read the text again. .
  2. Write a passage about their journey. . The Third Period Learning about language Teaching goals
  1. To revise the useful words and expressions.
  2. To learn useful structures the Present Continuous Tense to express future actions. Teaching important points the Present Continuous Tense to express future actions. Teaching difficult points How to use the Present Continuous Tense to express a plan or something to be done according to plan.. Teaching aids a projector and a computer Step 1:Greeting : A song. Step 2:Practice 一、Use the reading passage to find the correct word or expression for each of the following sentences.

  1. He is so stubborn that no one can him to do anything.
  2. A person always tries to finish the job, no matter how hard it is.
  3. she has made up her mind, nothing will .
  4. Is it for us to take off our hats in church?
  5. He that we find the source of the trouble as soon as possible. Everyone agreed.
  6. Do you remember every of the story you have just read.
  7. I wanted to pay the train , but my friend insisted. I gave in.
  8.She persuaded all of us to to work instead of taking the bus。
  1. persuade
  2. determined
  3. Once; change her mind
  4. proper
  5. insisted
  6. detail 二、Match the words and the meanings valley plain waterfall delta rapids canyon glacier a high place from which a river suddenly goes down. a fast-moving part of a river. a long, low, wide place between hills. the long place where a river enters the sea a large body of ice moving slowly down a high valley a large flat place a deep, very wide valley, usually with a river 7 fare; Finally
  8. cycle
超级链接: some pictures of all these words to help Ss understand the meaning of the words more clearly. 三、Complete this passage with some of the above words. I really enjoyed my school field trip in geography. We saw so many beautiful things: a that flowed like a river of ice through a that cut the mountains into two parts. We also discovered a river which fell off the mountains and become a wonderful this was even more exciting to see than the where the water seemed to boil. Later we followed the river to a quieter and finally into a and the sea. Answer: glacier valley waterfall rapids canyon delta
STEP 3 : Grammar
Enjoy a song to present the Present Continuous Tense: I'm babysitting on Thursday Would you like to go out on Monday? No, sorry, I can’t Why not? I’m babysitting on Monday. Would you like to go out on Tuesday? No, sorry, I can’t. Why not? I’m doing my laundry on Tuesday. Would you like to go out on Wednesday? No, sorry, I can’t. Why not? I’m working overtime on Wednesday. Would you like to go out on Thursday? No, sorry, I can’t. Why not? I’m working out on Thursday. Would you like to go out on Friday? No, sorry, I can’t. Why not? I’m visiting relatives on Friday. Would you like to go out on the weekend? Well… maybe! Ask the Ss to answer: What is she doing on Monday/Tuesday…?
The Present Continuous Tense for future use The present continuous tense can be used to express a plan or an arrangement. 现在进行时可用来表示一个在最近按计划或打算要进行的动作;通常带一个 表将来的时间状语, 但有明确的上下文时无须指出时间。 能用进行时表将来的动词: go, come, leave, start, arrive, give, return, sleep ,stay, play, do, take, get, see off, travel, fly, drive, walk, reach, meet… Step4: Practice
  1. Look at the following dialogue and underline the verbs in this tense.
A: Are you working this evening? B: No.


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