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Language learning Lesson 1. Get ahead with your English. Step 1.Pair work. Do you think learning English is important for your future ? Why ? Do you think it is difficult to learn English well ? Why or why not ?. Step 2. Talk about your English learning strategy:.

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Language learning lesson 1

Language learningLesson 1

Get ahead with your English

Step 1 pair work
Step 1.Pair work

  • Do you think learning English is important for your future ? Why ?

  • Do you think it is difficult to learn English well ? Why or why not ?

Step 2. Talk about your English learning strategy:

P. 17. What do you think can help you learn English well ?

* Difficult sentences:

1. I do remember that one day my English teacher said that my pronunciation and intonation were quite good.

2. Then I realize that this may be due to my imitation.

3.I think (that) by imitating, I get not only beautiful pronunciation and intonation, but also a kind of “feeling” for English.

4. come across sb/ sth

= find or meet by chance

5. But I was so involved in the story that I didn’t want to stop to check its meaning.

6.By doing this, my guessing ability improves and moreover, my reading speed increases !

7.The secret here is that the pictures that go with an article are usually closely related to the content of the article.

8. It’s a good way to get the gist of an article in a short time.

get the gist of sth: get the main points of sth

Step 3. New words learning:

Ex. 5.

*Match the definition:

  • Individual ,local or national way of pronouncing:

  • Exactness, correctness:



3. Putting full-stops, commas, etc into a piece of writing.

4. The quality of being able to speak smoothly or readily:

5. Information produced from sth, (a computer):

6. What is put in:





Step 4. Which of the following methods do you think is the best for learning a foreign language ?

  • Learning all the words in a dictionary.

  • Watching TV in the language.

  • Living in a country where the language is used as the mother tongue.

Step 5. Read the text, and check your understanding: best for learning a foreign language ?

P. 6.

Ex. 3.

* Talk about the main idea of each paragraph.

Step 6. Read the text and find noun clauses and difficult sentences in the text:

Step 7. Language points:

1. sentences in the text:早在18世纪…就被预测到….





It was predicted as early as 1700s that …

That has proved to be the case…

Being able to … is how you stand out

and get ahead.

Some respected theories… believe that…

5. sentences in the text:但可悲的是,我们能生活在说英语的国家的




7. 这就是他们所推荐的:

But sadly, the chances that …

What this means is that…

Here are what they recommend:

8. sentences in the text:为了保持不断努力的势头,你需要记住为什么要学英语.

To stay dedicated, you need to keep in mind why you are learning English.

Vocabulary: sentences in the text:

The first paragraph:

1. Sth prove(s) to be …谋事被证明是...

The weather proves\ turns out to be fine.

2. Start the trend for sth \ doing sth :


3. stand out : 突出;显眼 

4. get ahead of sb:领先…

get ahead with/at /in sth …取得成功,


The second paragraph: sentences in the text:

1. In the absence of….:

= lack of ….

In the absence

* ______________ of any evidence, the police had let Mike go.

2. The chances that…… are small/big.

The chance that… small/big.

3. rely on sth/sb

  • The third paragraph: sentences in the text:

  • encourage sb to do sth.

  • create a rich language environment

  • convey sth to sb

  • take the form of ….

tell sb sth


takes the

*The training programme __________

_______ a series of workshops研讨会.

form of

The fourth paragraph: sentences in the text:

1.To get ahead means putting in extra work outside of the classroom.

  • mean doing sth:

  • mean to do sth:



* 增加课外额外的工作

2. 15 minutes of extra-curricula study a day.


Recommendation: sentences in the text:

  • set achievable targets:

  • 2.. enlarge your vocabulary by 10….:

  • 3. reach a target :

  • 4. Treat sb/oneself :

  • 5. Inform sb of sth:

  • 6. Sth be well worth the extra effort:





tell sb sth


  • 7. take dedication: sentences in the text:

  • 8. stay dedicated :

  • sb dedicate oneself to sth

  • 9. keep sth in mind :

  • hold the key to sth:



=devote …. to….

learn sth by heart


holds the key to sentences in the text:

  • The weather _______________ our success or failure.

  • Together or separately, the two of them may ___________________ power after the election.

hold the key to

* There is no point (in ) doing sth.

= It is no use doing sth.

^ There is no point in getting angry.

  • Noun Clauses sentences in the text:名词性从句

  • 在句子中起名词作用的句子叫名词从句 (Noun Clauses)。 名词从句的功能相当于名词词组, 它在复合句中能担任主语、宾语、表语、同位语、介词宾语等,因此根据它在句中不同的语法功能,名词从句又可分别称为主语从句、宾语从句、表语从句和同位语从句。

  • 主语: sentences in the text:That he is still a student is not true.

  • 他仍然是个学生并不是事实.

  • 宾语:Tom said that he would returned to London at Christmas. 汤姆说他圣诞节要回伦敦去。 

  • 表语:The fact is that he has told a lie to us事实是他对我们撒了谎 

  • 同位语:The fact that he has told a lie to us made everyone angry他对我们撒了谎,这一事实让每个人很生气。 

Voice your opinion sentences in the text:

Can you predict new uses for mobile phones? What new features could be added?

As a high school student, do you think it’s necessary for you to have mobile phones, why?