Unit3 Topic 2 Section C
The main activities are 1a and 2.
Ⅰ. Teaching aims and demands
1. Learn some new words and expressions:
pronounce, pronunciation, fill in, in person
2. Discuss the differences between British English and American English in spelling,
pronunciation and expression.
Ⅱ. Teaching aids
Ⅲ. Five-finger Teaching Plan
Step 1 Review (10 minutes)
1. T: Hello! Boys and girls, we learned differences in English among different English-speaking countries in Section A. Now I’ll ask a group to perform in the front. S1, S2, would you like to show us your dialog?
S1: Hello, what should people say when they meet other people in Britain?
S2: Hello, but what about in Australia?
S1: G’day instead.
S2: What should people say when someone did something well in Britain then?
S1: Well done! And what about in Australia?
S2: Good on ya, mate.
T: They did a good job, didn’t they?
Ss: Yes, they did.
T: What should we say to them, class?
T: Yeah. Congratulations to them. (claps)
2. Leading to 1a
T: Boys and girls, please answer my questions. Whose written English is good in our class?
Ss: Wang Yun.
T: Whose oral English is great in our class?
Ss: Li Mei.
T: Who has good pronunciation in our class?
pronunciation (n. ) —— pronounce(v. )
Ss: Li Lan.
T: Yes, you’re right. Li Lan, please stand up. Can you pronounce “hot”? (教师板书hot)
T: Yes. You know it pronounces [hot ] in British English. While in American English “hot” pronounces . Besides pronunciation, there are other differences between American English and British English, such as spelling and expression.
T: Now, if you want to know a lot about differences between American English and British English, let’s learn 1a.
Step 2 Presentation (10 minutes)
1. Listening to 1a
T: Please listen to the tape carefully and find out what the differences between British English and American English are.
(check the answers)
2.Read 1a and finish 1b
T: Read 1a again, and fill in the form in 1b.
T: S1, could you tell me how to pronounce “clerk” in British English?
S1: Oh, yes.
T: How to pronounce it in American English?
T: Great. S2, could you spell the past participle form of travel in American English?
T: Good. But how to spell it in British English?
T: S3, which take the subway, Americans or British people?
T: OK. You can make a similar dialog with your partners.
Step 3 Consolidation (10 minutes)
1. Play a game.
T: Now, let’s play the game “I know where you come from. ” You can use the knowledge we have learned in this topic. You can begin like this:
S1: Hello. May I ask you a question?
S2: Of course, please.
S1: How do you pronounce “hot”?
S1: Thanks. I know you are an Englishman.
S2: (作吃惊状)How do you know that?
S1: I know that from your pronunciation.
S2: Oh. I see.
S3: Good on ya, mate.
S1: Oh. I know you’re from Australia. In Australia, people call their friends “mates”.
S2: That’s right. There are differences in English among different English-speaking countries.
(Practise the game)
2. (Retell 1a )
T: Now, according to what we have just learned, we know American English and British English are different. I’ll ask some students to retell the text. You can use the form in 1b.
We all know American English is different from British English in pronunciation, spelling and expression.
Step 4 Practice (7 minutes)
1. Finish 2
T: Now, let’s play a game “Who does quickly and well?”. For example:
A: “Fall” in America is “秋天”. Do you know how to express it in England?
B: Yes, It’s “autumn”.
C: Do you know how to spell “数学” in British English?
D: I know that it’s “maths”. But do you know how to spell it in American English?
C: Yes. It’s “math”.
2. T: Now, let’s do exercise in pairs. Discuss with your partner and try to find out more examples to show the differences in pronunciation, spelling and expression between British English and American English. Are you ready?
T: OK. Let’s begin.
3. Work alone:
Finish 3(Learn about Pirates of the Caribbeana and Magic Mountain.)
It’s not necessary for you to do everything in person.
Not only he but also I am interested in watching TV.
His home is close to his school.
The children are fond of playing toys.
Step 5 Project (8 minutes)
1) Finish P67-1b&1c.
2) Review today’s lesson.
3) Preview the next section.