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New Era Interactive English Level 4. Unit 12 Just Being Honest Liu Yan School of Foreign Languages CCNU. Class-meeting Objectives. Topic: When you love somebody … Vocabulary: Phrases with break Function: Talk about intentions and plans Wish someone luck

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New era interactive english level 4

New Era Interactive English Level 4

Unit 12

Just Being Honest

Liu Yan

School of Foreign Languages

CCNU


Class meeting objectives

Class-meeting Objectives

  • Topic: When you love somebody …

  • Vocabulary: Phrases with break

  • Function: Talk about intentions and plans

    Wish someone luck

  • Pronunciation: Stress in phrasal verbs Vowels followed by -r

break a habit, break a law, break a promise,

break a record, break a story, break a sweat, break new ground, break somebody's heart,

break the ice, break the news to somebody


Teaching steps

Teaching Steps

  • Warm-up (3 minutes)

  • Video Review (5 minutes)

  • Activities (27 minutes)

    • Activity 1: Pair Work (1)

    • Activity 2: Pair Work (2)

    • Activity 3: Group Work

  • Listening Task (6 minutes)

  • Appreciation (3 minutes)

  • Assignment (1 minute)


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Warm-up: Brain Teaser

Solve this puzzle:

  • Which letter is not me?

U (You)

Another two:

Keep going:

  • 2. What dog never can bite or bark?

  • What flies without wings?

4. Who always drive his customers away?

5. How do movie stars keep cool?

A hot dog.

A Taxi-driver.

Time.

With all their fans.

Back


Video review

Video Review

Script

Retell the story

health club

qualifying soccer mews reporter

offer a new job

move

suggest

Talia’s office

decision

interrupt

spend more time

turn down

job offer

match

honest

quality

What does Patty suggest Nick doing to Talia?

Is Talia moving to Chicago for her new job? Why or why not?

No. Because Tony matched Newsbeat’s offer, she turned it down.

She suggests that Nick speak with Talia.


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Script 1

Announcer on TV: Glitter … the perfect toothpaste for the perfect smile.Jackie on TV: Remember, all that glitters is not gold.Nick:Patty, could you ___________________ a little?Patty:Oh, sure, Nick. It seems like yesterday when you were asking me to ________ the volume.Nick:Huh?Patty:You member! The day when you __________ Jackie Bishop on TV.Nick:Oh, yeah, that! In a way it DOES seem like just yesterday. But a lot has happened since then.Patty:Oh, I know. Like, now you can see Jackie Bishop on TV all the time!Nick:Yup, in that __________ toothpaste commercial. Well, I guess things have worked out for her.Patty:Seems so. And they’ve worked out OK for you, too, right? I mean, you DID score the ____________ in the qualifying match.Nick:Yes, but ___________, we DIDN’T make it to the finals.Patty:No, but there’s always next time.Nick:That’s right, there’s always next time …

turn the volume down

turn UP

recognized

Patty:Oh, you know who else I see on TV a lot now? _____________________ __________. What’s her name again? Talia something?Nick:Talia Santos. Yeah, I heard she’s been working really hard. __________________________ __________. And now she’s going to be moving.Patty:It sounds like you need to speak with her.Nick:You’re right, Patty. I’ll see you later.Patty:Bye, Nick. Hey! ________________ ________________

turn the volume down: reduce the sound level of a TV, radio, or stereo etc.

turn up: to intensify or increaseturn out:to happen, to have a final result

That reporter who broke the story

ridiculous

It seems like yesterday I feel like it happened very recently (though it didn’t)

in a way: in a sense, to a certain extent

Yup: (very informal) yes

I haven’t had a chance to see her much lately

winning goal

unfortunately

Let me know how

things turn out.


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Script 2

Talia:No, Chicago.Nick:Right, Chicago. Anyway, she said they want you to start right away.Talia:True. But Nick, I …Nick:Wait, Talia. I have to tell you how I feel.Talia:OK. Go ahead. I’m listening.Nick:I know __________________, but it’s only because I didn’t want to ___________. I know how important your career is to you.Talia:What are you talking about, Nick?Nick:What I’m trying to say is, I want to spend more time with you. I don’t want you to move.Talia:Good. Because THIS is where I’m moving.Nick:Huh?Talia:THIS, this is my new office. I _______ Newsbeat_______. Tony said he’d ________________.Nick:So in other words ... ______________ ____________Talia:No. As usual, you were just being honest. It’s one of the___________ I like most about you.

I haven’t been in touch

get in the way

go ahead: (spoken) to start; please do it

be in touch (with): in continuing communication with someone by phone/letter/e-mail

get in the way: to obstruct; to make things difficult

Talia:Nick! Hi! ___________________ call you.Nick:Oh, hi. Well, Amy called me. She told me the news. She said she’s got your job as a researcher.Talia:That’s right. Isn’t it great?Nick:Yeah, yeah ... she told me the news about you. When are you moving?Talia:Not until next week.Nick:Oh. Is there somewhere we can go for a few minutes?Talia:Sure. Here, come in here.Nick:So Amy told me you _________ from Newsbeat. Where are they? Atlanta?

I’ve been meaning to

turn down: to refuse an offer or opportunity

in other words: to say it another way

make a fool of oneself: to do something silly or embarrassing in front of other people

turned down

match their offer

I just made a fool of myself

got an offer

qualities


Activity 1 pair work 1 questionnaire a place where i go

Activity 1: Pair work (1)Questionnaire – A Place where I go

  • Step 1Work alone. Fill in the blanks with where or when, Then write your answers in the chart.

  • Example

  • A: Tell me about a year when you made a lot of changes.

  • B:I made a lot of changes in 2001. I changed jobs.

  • Step 2Take turns finding out your partner’s answers. Take notes.

  • Step 3Find a new partner. Tell your new partner about your first partner, using adjective clauses with when and where:

  • A year when Tanya made a lot of changes was 2001. She changed jobs.


Activity 1 pair work 2 roommate wanted

http://findaroomate.com

Find a Roommate

  • Roommate Profile:JEENA GREENE

  • I have a lot of furniture.

  • I don’t often invite friends to my apartment.

  • I’m home most weeknights.

  • I go away on weekends.

  • I won’t use the kitchen much.

  • I don’t play loud music.

  • I keep my room neat.

  • I’ll share phone and Internet expenses.

  • I’ve always paid my rent on time.

Activity 1: Pair work (2)Roommate Wanted

Imagine that you and your partner are Jenna’s roommates. Jenna is transferring to a

new school at the end of the semester. You know she posted an ad on the web to

find a roommate. When you and your partner were surfing the web, you found the

information below. It’s all wrong! Take turns talking about Jenna’s information. Use

auxiliary verbs for emphasis to talk about what you know is true about Jenna.

Example

It says Jenna has a lot of furniture, but she doesn’t have a lot of furniture.

Reference answers


Reference answers roommate wanted

Reference Answers – Roommate Wanted

It says Jenna has a lot of furniture, but she doesn’t have a lot of furniture.It says Jenna doesn’t often invite friends to her apartment, but she does often invite friends to her apartment.It says Jenna is home most weeknights, but she isn’t home most weeknights.It says Jenna goes away on weekends, but she doesn’t go away on weekends.It says Jenna won’t use the kitchen much, but she will use the kitchen a lot.It says Jenna doesn’t play loud music, but she does play loud music.It says Jenna keeps her room neat, but she doesn’t keep her room neat.It says Jenna will share phone and Internet expenses, but she won’t share phone and Internet expenses.It says Jenna has always paid her rent on time, but she hasn’t always paid her rent on time.


Activity 2 group work graduation party keep in touch

Activity 2: Group workGraduation Party – Keep in Touch

  • Directions:

  • Imagine that you are graduating from college with bachelor’s degree in

  • journalism. Now you mingle with each other at your graduation party. You

  • are telling each other your future plans according to the situations listed

  • below. You give your best wishes to each other. Work in groups of 4 to role

  • play it.

Useful Patterns

Sample dialogue


Useful patterns

Useful Patterns

Talking about intentions

Asking about plans

I’ve been meaning to …,

I’ve been planning to call you,

I’ve been wanting to …,

but things keep coming up.

but I haven’t had time.

but I keep forgetting.

What are you planning to do?

What are you going to be doing after this?

Do you have any plans for the future?

What are your plans?

Wishing someone good luck

Good luck.

Best of luck to you.

I hope things turn out well for you.

I’m sure everything will work out.

Talking about plans

I hope to get

I may just get

I intend to get a job.

What I plan to do is get

I’m thinking of getting

Wishing someone good luck

Let me know what happens.

Let me know how things turn out.

Let me know how everything goes.

Keep me posted.

Keep in touch.


Sample dialogue graduation party

Sample Dialogue – Graduation Party

A: Hi! Congratulations!B: Congratulations to you, too. I’ve been meaning to call you, but I haven’t had time. So, what are you going to be doing after graduation?A: Oh, I’m doing an internship at TalkWeek magazine for the summer. I hope to get a job there by the end of the summer. How about you? What are you planning to do?B: I’ve applied to some graduate schools. What I plan to do is get a degree in business administration.A: That’s great. I hope things turn out well for you.B: Thanks. Best of luck to you, too.C: Hey, Donnie. Are you enjoying the party?D: Yeah, it’s great. This might be the last time I see some of these people for a long time, so I’ve been pretty busy. I haven’t had much time to taste the food. C: I know what you mean. I can’t believe that all of us are finally graduating. Do you have any plans for the future?D: Well, I’m going to work as a photographer for New Life Daily.C: Cool! I know you have been dreaming to be a photographer.D: Thanks. Do you have any plans for the future?C: Yeah. I’m going to work as a broadcaster for Rainbow TV Network.D: I’m sure everything will turn out well for you.C: Thank you. Wish you make it as a big time photographer.D: Let me know how everything goes.C: OK. Keep in touch.A & B: Hey, guys. Why not toast together?C & D: Sure. Cheers!


Listening task

Listening Task

You don’t like me.

Excerpted from

Love Actually

Script


You don t like me

You don’t like me.

Juliet: Banoffee pie?Mark: No, thanks.Juliet: Thank god, _____________________________ if you'd said yes.Mark: Right, well. Lucky you.Juliet: Can I come in?Mark: Er, yeah! Well, I'm a bit busy.Juliet: I was just passing and I thought we might check that video thing out. I thought I might be able to swap it for some pie or maybe munchies?Mark: Actually I was being ___________. I don't know where it is. I'll have a look around tonight.Juliet: Mark, can I say something?Mark: Yeah.Juliet: I know you're Peter's best friend and I know you've never ________ warmed to me. Look, don't, don't argue. We've never got friendly. But I just wanted to say, I hope that can change. I'm nice, I really am. __________ my terrible taste in pie and... it would be great if we could be friends.Mark: Absolutely, absolutely.Juliet: Great.Mark: Doesn't mean we'll be able to find the video, though. I had a real search when you first called and couldn't find any ________ so...Juliet: This one says Peter and Juliet's wedding. Do you think we might be ________________?Mark: Err, yeah, well... wow. That- that could be it.Juliet: Do you mind if I...?

you would have broken my heart

Check sth. Out: to examine or investigate, here, it means to find

Swap sth. for sth.: to exchange sth. for sth. “用……换……”

serious

你对我一向都冷冰冰的。

Mark: I've probably taped it over it. Almost everything's episode of west wing on it now. Oh.Juliet: Oh bingo. That's lovely. Well done you. Oh, that's ________. Thank you so much, Mark. This is exactly what I' was hoping for. I look quite pretty. You've __________________, haven't you? They are all of me.

Mark: Yeah, yeah, yes.

Juliet: But, you never talked to me. You always talk to Peter. You don't like me.

Mark:I hope it's useful. Don't show it around too much. Needs a bit of editing. Look, I got to get a lunch, early lunch. You can just show yourself out, can't you?

__________________________, you see.

particular

gorgeous

Apart from

stayed rather close

I did make great efforts to look for 我费了好大的劲找…

Don’t show off around. 不要到处炫耀。

choices

on the right track

on the right path; make the right decision/choice

It’s a self-preservation thing


Appreciation pretty boy

Appreciation: Pretty Boy

  • I lie awake at night See things in black and white I've only got you inside my mind You know you have made me blind I lie awake and pray That you will look my way I have all this longing in my heart I knew it right from the start Oh my pretty pretty boy I love you Like I never ever loved no one before you Pretty pretty boy of mine Just tell me you love me too Oh my pretty pretty boy I need you Oh my pretty pretty boy I do Let me inside Make me stay right beside you I used to write your name

  • And put it in a frameAnd sometime I think I hear you call Right from my bedroom wall

You stay a little while And touch me with your smile And what can I say to make you mine To reach out for you in time

Oh my pretty pretty boy I love you Like I never ever loved no one before you Pretty pretty boy of mine Just tell me you love me too ….Oh pretty boy Say you love me too


Assignment

Assignment

Prepare for a two-minute speech on the topic:

Online dating


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Thank You!


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