Unit 4 I used to be afraid of the dark. 北方交大附中 初三英语备课组
Period 1 Teaching Objectives: At the end of the class, students will be able to use the structure “used to” to talk about people’s changes in appearances, personalities and hobbies.
Lead-in List the words to describe people’s appearances and personalities. tall, short, be of medium height heavy, slim, thin, be of medium build long straight hair, big eyes short curly hair, a round face wear glasses
Lead-in outgoing honest funny hard-working friendly helpful brave humorous active silent shy lazy greedy selfish dishonest
Who is he? He is short. He is thin. He has short hair. He wears glasses. He has a round face. He has magic power. His movie is popular.
In the past Now He is short. He is thin. He has short hair. He wears glasses. He has a round face. He has magic power. His movie is popular. used to be short. used to be thin. used to have short hair. used to wear glasses. used to have a round face. eg: He used to be short, but now he is tall.
I used to be fat, but now I am thin. • I used to have big eyes, but now I have • small eyes. • I used to be shy, but now I am outgoing. • … People Sure Change!
Listen. Bob is seeing some friends for the first time in four years. What did his friends use to look like? 1b He used to wear glasses, but now he doesn’t wear glasses.
1b What did Mario/Amy/Tina use to look like? • Mario used to be . He used to wear . 2. Amy used to be . She used to have hair. 3. Tina used to have and hair. short glasses tall short red curly
Guessing game • Did his friend use to be/have…? • What is his friend like now?
2a Listen and check(√) the words you hear. friendly outgoing serious humorous silent active brave quiet helpful √ √ √ √ √ √ 操作建议： 听前先朗读词汇并理解词汇意义。 听前预测： What do we know about Paula in the past and Paula now?
2b Listen again and complete the chart about how Paula has changed. sports quiet soccer outgoing swim piano science music class piano
After-listening: Suppose you were Steve and you meet another classmate. Make a conversation with your partner to talk about how Paula has changed. A: I met Paula. She has really changed a lot. B: She used to be quiet, didn’t she? A: Yes, she was always silent in class. She wasn’t… B: Is she still quiet? A: No, she is active now. She…
2d Listen to the conversation and fill in the chart.
2d Listen to the conversation and answer the questions. 选用 • Did Billy use to be thin? • Did he use to wear glasses? • Did he use to be shy and quiet? • Did he use to be popular? • Did he use to like reading in the library? • Did he use to get good scores on his exams?
2d Role-play the conversation. Alfred: This party is such a great idea! Gina: I agree. It’s been three years since we last saw our primary school classmates. Alfred: It’s interesting to see how people have changed. Gina: Billy has changed so much! He used to be so shy and quiet. Alfred: Yeah, his face always turned red when he talked to girls! Gina: I used to see him reading in the library every day. Alfred: That’s because he was a really good student. He studied hard and got good scores on his exams. Gina: Did he use to wear glasses? Alfred: Yes, and he used to be thin, too. But look how big and strong he is now! Gina: He’s so popular now. Look at all the girls around him!
People Sure Change! Talk about how you have changed by answering The following questions. • What did you use to look like? • What did you use to be like? • What did you use to like doing?
Read the conversation on page 26. • Write a short passage to talk about how you and your partner have changed by using “used to” ( self check 2).
Period 2 Teaching objectives: At the end of this class, students will be able to use the key structure “used to” to talk about how people have changed in things they like.
Lead-in How has changed! Emily Look at the pictures and make sentences to share how Emily has changed in the things that she likes by using the structure “used to or didn’t use to”.
In the past Now √ loves didn’t eat Emily didn’t use to eat a lot of vegetables, but now she loves carrots and tomatoes.
Emily In the past Now listened to enjoys country music Emily used to listen to pop music, but now she enjoys country music.
Emily In the past: watched Now: hates scary movies Emily used to watch scary movies, but now she hates them.
Emily In the past: didn’t read a lot of books Now: read at least six books a year Emily didn’t use to read a lot of books, but now she reads at least six books a year.
1a Talk about things you used to like and things you didn’t use to like with your partner and take notes . painting pictures music class ants and other insects P.E. class I used to like painting pictures, but I didn’t use to like ants and other insects. …used to like reading, but I didn’t use to like watching TV.
Listening 1c&1d Before-listening: 1. Read the sentences in 1c and guess what they are talking about in the conversation. 2. What did you use to like and dislike when you were in the primary school? I used to like…, but I didn’t use to like…
1c • Listen and check(√) the sentences you hear. • I didn’t use to like tests. • We used to walk to school. • I used to hate P.E class. • I used to be on the soccer team. √ √
1d Listen again. What do the girl and the boy say about things in the past and now? Fill in the chart. tests tests whatever we like the school uniform play study love P.E. class
Survey • I used to be afraid of… • I am still afraid of… • I used to like… • I still like… • I used to hate… • I still like… 记录下自己和搭档的调查结果。
Grammar Focus I used to be short. I didn’t use to be popular in school. • 我过去很矮。我过去在学校不受欢迎。 • Paula过去非常安静。她过去不喜欢考试。 • 你过去很矮，不是吗？是的。/不是。 • 他过去戴眼镜吗？是的。/不是。 Paula used to be really quiet. She didn’t use to like tests. You used to be short, didn’t you? Yes, I did./No, I didn’t. Did he use to wear glasses? Yes, he did./ No, he didn’t.
4aWrite sentences about the past using used to. 2. My mom/ have curly hair/ have straight hair 3. Jerry/ read books on European history/ read books on African culture 4. Sandy/ teach British English/ teach American English My mom used to have curly hair. She didn’t use to have straight hair. Jerry used to read books on European history. She didn’t use to read books on African culture. Sandy used to teach British English. She didn’t use to teach American English.
Write a passage to introduce how Emily has changed according to the information in 4b. • Write a passage to talk about the results of the survey.
Period 3 At the end of this class, students will be able to: • Skim the article to get the main idea of each paragraph by finding the key words. • Realize the difficulties to get success.
3a From Shy Girl to Pop Star 1. What will be talked about in the article? 2. Identify the paragraphs in which the following information appears. 2 how Candy’s life has changed Candy’s advice to young people Candy’s background 3 1
From Shy Girl to Pop Star Read paragraph 1 and 2 and fill in the chart to see how Candy’s life has changed.
From Shy Girl to Pop Star How did Candy deal with her shyness? What are the things that you are afraid of ? What are your ways to deal with them? 3. Are all the changes in Candy’s life good? Why? 4. Compare the good changes and the bad ones, What do you think of Candy’s life now? 5. If you were Candy, what would you say to all those young people who want to become famous? Read the article and answer the following questions.
From Shy Girl to Pop Star Retell the article according to the given information. • Candy’s background Candy used to be…and took up… A s she got better, she dared to… Now, she is not… • How Candy’s life has changed Candy’s life is different. There are many good things, like… She didn’t use to be…, but now she gets… However, there are also some bad things. She has to worry about…/ be careful about…/ doesn’t have… • Candy’s advice to young people In order to become famous, Candy thinks young people have to…Besides, people require…to succeed.
Suppose you are the interviewer and your partner is Candy. Ask and answer question. A: It’s glad to interview you today. We want to know something about your life in the past. Did you use to sing in front of others? B: No, I didn’t. I used to be… However, I took up… A: You are so great! Do you like all the changes in your life? B: Some of them are good while some are bad… A: What would like to say to people who want to become famous? B:…
Suppose you are going to give a speech to people who want to become famous and you want to share Candy’s example to them in your speech. You can never imagine how difficult the road to success is. You have to be prepared to give up your normal life and keep fighting on. Now I’d like to share Candy’s story with all of you. Candy used to be…
Useful expressions take up deal with dare to do sth. not…any more all the time get tons of attention worry about be careful about private time prepare to give up normal life • 开始做 • 对付；应付 • 敢于做某事 • 不再 • 总是，一直 • 获得很多的关注 • 担心 • 对…很谨慎 • 私人时间 • 准备放弃正常的生活
It’s impossible to hang out • 由于有太多的警卫在我周围，好朋友出去闲逛是不可能的。 with friends because . 2. Candy是如此的受欢迎，以至于她到哪里都受到很多关注。 Candy is she everywhere she goes. 3. 为了取得成功，你不仅需要有才华还要努力工作。 To get success, you there are many guards around me so popular that gets tons of attention need not only a lot of talent but also hard work.
Candy used to be shy was afraid to 4. Candy 过去十分害羞，所以她害怕在大家面前唱歌。 ，so she sing in front of crowds. 5. Candy一直坚持努力，所以她现在不再害羞并且喜欢唱歌。 Candy , so she and . 6. 一直不断旅行并见新鲜的人是非常好的。 travel and meet new people all the time. keeps fighting on was not shy anymore/was no longer shy loves singing It’s good to
Read the article and recite the useful expressions. • Write a passage to introduce how Candy’s life has changed and talk about your opinions on her life.
Period 4 At the end of this class, students will be able to: • Skim the article to get the main idea of each paragraph by finding the key words. • Use the sentence context to find the missing sentences and guess the meanings of new words. • Learn to understand their parents more.
Who are they?What are the problems they might have? Left-behind children seldom, miss, feel lonely, fail, examinations,
2b Look at the title and predict what will be talked about in the article. He Studies Harder Than He used to • Why didn’t he use to study hard? • What makes him study harder?
Read the article and get the main idea of each paragraph. He Studies Harder Than He Used to 1 Reasons for Li Wen to cause trouble 4 Li Wen’s life at present 3 How Li Wen’s life has changed 2 Li Wen’s life in the past
Read again and put these sentences into the correct places in the passage. Missing language • A. They had a long talk • B. Now Li Wen has really changed • C. However, things began to change a few years ago • D. His teacher was worried about him Reading strategies: 1. Check the meaning of each paragraph. 2. Check the meaning of the sentence context.
Paragraph 1 … When he was a little boy, he seldom caused any problems, and his family spent a lot of time together. . His parents moved to the city to look for jobs, and his grandparents came to take care of him… c 转折关系 however
Paragraph 2 …One day he told his teacher that he wanted to leave the school. and she called his parents. She advised them to talk with their son in person. So … D