Unit 1 “How’s it going?” Greetings
Lead-in Activity • Warm-up • Listening Task • Real World Listening • Interaction Link • Useful Expressions • Additional Listening • Homework Conversation
Lead-in Activity Role play: A sophomore came across a freshman on campus. They are old friends. How will they make a conversation? A: Hey, old guy, how’s it going? B: Not bad, glad to see you, the old guy from the hometown. A: How about your new college life? B: Ah, it’s going fine, mm, except that I have to share the dorm with seven boys. There is no privacy for me. A: Ha, I also felt bad at the first days, but later I try to enjoy the dorm life, thus I learn a lot from the guys and have a lot of fun. B: Eh, thanks, your experience works on me. A: Well, got to go. By the way, there is a party to welcome new hometown fellows on Saturday evening, will you come? B: Sure. See you. A: See you.
Lead-in Activity Do you know some expressions about greetings? • Very glad to meet you. • Nice to meet you./Nice to see you. • Nice meeting you. • Hey! What’s up? • What’s new? • How are you doing? • How’s it going? • Long time no see.
Part I Warm-up
Language Points I haven’ t seen you in ages. It’s really a long time. It’s really been long. Long time no see.
Language Points • We may confuse “Nice to meet you” with “Nice meeting you” and “Nice to see you.”“Nice to meet you” is used with introductions, while “Nice to see you” is used to greet someone the speaker knows. “Nice meeting you” is often used before saying good-bye to the new acquaintance.
Warm Up Look at the pictures. Write the missing words. How Long what’s
Look at the pictures. Write the missing words. I’m How’s nice
Pair Work • Greet yourclassmates. Use different greetings.
Part II Listening Task
Language Points Differentiate Yes Yep Yeah • Yes is used in formal, serious or excitable situations. • Both yep and yeah are informal for yes, but yep may have a more positive tone. • For instance:A: Did you pass your English exam?B: Yep. • You could answer this question with yes or yeah, but yep makes it clear that not only did you pass but you’re happy about it ... or quite satisfied with the result.
Look at the pictures. Where are the people? FirstListening How do the people greet each other? Check (√) the greeting. √ √ √
First Listening How do the people greet each other? Check (√) the greeting. √ √ √
Second Listening What do they talk about? Check (√ ) the answer. √ √ √ √ √ √
Third Listening 1. Why does Tony want to leave? He wants back to work. 2. What’s Dan doing? He doesn’t have much to do besides shopping and walking around. 3. What’s Lisa’s advice to Cara? Keep at it. 4. Where does Todd work? In an office. 5. What’s the relation between Jerry and Amy? Husband and wife/Roommates. 6. Does Rob know Donna? No, he doesn’t./No, it’s the first time they’ve met. Answer the following questions.
Script 1.Mark: Hey, Tony, what’s up? Tony: Not a whole lot. Mark: How’s the job going? Tony: Ah, it’s going fine. Mark: That’s good. Tony: Yep. Mark: Well, got to go. Tony: Yeah, me too. Back to work. Mark: Yep. Tony: Well, see you. 2.Dan: Hey. How are you? Jess: Pretty good. What’s going on? Dan: Not much. You know, just shopping, walking around. Hey, who’s your friend? Jess: Oh, sorry. This is Tanya. Tanya, this is Dan. Tanya: Hi, Dan. Dan: Hi. Nice to meet you.
Script 3.Lisa: Hi, Cara. Cara: Hi, Lisa. How are you doing? Lisa: Fine. How about you? Cara: Pretty good. Lisa: How’s your math class going? Cara: Oh, it’s kind of hard, but I like it. A lot of homework. Lisa: Yeah, homework. Well, keep at it. Cara: I’ll try to. Lisa: See you. Cara: Bye. 4.Craig: Good morning. Todd: Morning. Craig: How are you doing these days? Todd: Great, great. We’re really busy at the office. Craig: Oh, yeah. Todd: Yeah. Just got a big new account. Craig: Well, that’s good. Well, take it easy. Todd: Thanks, have a good one.
Script 5. Jerry: Hi! Anybody home? Amy: Oh, hi! You’re home. I’m so happy to see you. Jerry: Yeah, I’m a little tired. It was a long flight. Amy: But you’re back. Jerry: Hey, guys. I’m home. 6.Rob: Hi, I’m Rob Martin from Jiffee Plastics. Donna: Hi, Rob. Donna Schneider. Rob: Nice to meet you. Donna: Yes, uh, Rob, I’d like to introduce you to Janet Ramiro. She’s our project manager. Janet: Nice to meet you. Is it Rob? Rob: Yes, that’s right.
Differentiate between casual and formal greetings • In Conversation 4 “Good morning” is shortened into “Morning.” • In Conversation 6, the two persons make a casual conversation although it is in a business context: “Hi, I’m Rob Martin from....” A more formal conversation would be “Good morning, my name is Rob Martin.” • “What’s up” and “How’s it going?” are casual. • “Good morning” is used by all age groups in most situations.
Part III Real World Listening
Language Points cool: (informal)adj.爽，棒极了 You look pretty cool with that new haircut. apartment:公寓式住房 Cfflat They both mean a set of rooms for living in. Apartment isAmE spelling while flat is BrE spelling. dorm: (informal) = dormitory 学生宿舍 psychology: the scientific study of the mind and how it influences behaviour
Culture Note : Shopping Period in the U.S. Universities • College students in the U.S. have to make some preparations before they go back to classes after summer/winter break. What is interesting is that college students always pre-register for their classes during the previous term. In the U.S., there is a lot of freedom for college students in what classes they like to take. What they need to do is go around to different classes to see if they like the teacher and the subject, what the classes are like, and then they decide if they want to take it or not. This period is called shopping period.
Prepare Tomas is a student. It’s the first day of the semester. Look at the pictures, Tomas talks to three people. Guess their relationship with Tomas. Now listen and check
Get The Main Ideas What do they talk about? (There may be more than one correct answer.) √ √ √ √ √ √
Oral Practice: Role Play Suppose it is the first day of the semester, you and your partner make 3 dialogues. One acts as Tomas, the other as his friend, classmate and professor respectively. Notice different greetings should be used in various situations.
Respond to the Ideas How does Tomas feel when he talks to Eddie,Yuki, and Dr.Collins? Why do you think so? Check (√) the correct answers. √ √ √
Script Part 1. Tomas talks to Eddie. Tomas: Hey, Eddie! How’s it going? Eddie: Not bad. How are you doing? Tomas: Pretty good. Eddie: So how was your summer? Tomas: Mm, it was all right. Eddie: Cool. Tomas: Hey, where are you living this year? Eddie: Oh, I got an apartment with some friends. Tomas: Nice. Eddie: What about you? Where are you living? Tomas: Eh, I’m in the dorms again. Eddie: Dorms. That’s not too bad. Tomas: No, it works.
Script Part 2. Tomas talks to Yuki. Tomas: Hey, How’s it going? Yuki: Oh, hey. You’re in this class too? Tomas: Yeah. Yuki: Do you think it’s going to be hard? Tomas: Hmm. I don’t know. I hope not. Yuki: Yeah, me too. Tomas: So … Yuki: Oh, here he comes. Tomas: Who? Yuki: The teacher. Tomas: Oh, well, talk to you later, OK?
Script Part 3. Tomas talks to Dr. Collins. Tomas: Um, Dr. Collins? Dr. Collins: Yes? Can I help you with something? Tomas: Um, yes. Um, is there, um. Do you have room in your psychology class? Dr. Collins: Hmm. Psychology. Which class? Tomas: The one on Monday and Wednesday. Ten to eleven. Dr. Collins: Psychology 103. Hmm. Yes, I think I have room in that one. You’re in luck. Tomas: Oh, great. I want to add the class. Can you sign this? Dr. Collins: Sure. There you go. Tomas: Thanks, Dr. Collins. Dr. Collins: You’re welcome. I’ll see you on Wednesday.
Part IV Interaction Link
Culture Note : British English vs. American English • American English British English • 公寓 apartment flat • 洗手间 bathroom/restroom toilet • 罐头 can tin • 饼干 cookie biscuit • 电梯 elevator lift • 橡皮 eraser rubber • 手电筒 flashlight torch • 薯条 French fries chips • 垃圾筒 garbage dustbin • 汽油 gas, gasoline petrol • 手提包 purse/pocketbook handbag • 足球 soccer football • 人行道 sidewalk pavement • 炉子 stove cooker • 毛衣 sweater jumper • 卡车 truck lorry • 假期 vacation holiday
Meet Your Classmates 1.Work alone. Match the questions with the squares below. 1. Do you live near here? 2. Do you have friends in class? 3. Is your shirt new? 4. do you play sports? 5. Do you speak any other languages? 6. Is this your first English class? 7. Do you need English for your job? 8. Are you a good cook? 9. Do you listen to pop songs in English? 10. Do you watch TV in English? 11. Are you in any classes? 12. Are you into the internet? 13. Do you come from a big family? 14. Do you read in free time? 15. Do you have a dog or cat? 16. Have you been overseas?
Meet Your Classmates 2. Ask your classmates and teacher questions about the topics below. Write the person’s name and his or her answer in a square. Try to fill in every square. 4 6 5 3 1 10 7 9
Meet Your Classmates 12 8 16 2 13 15 15 14
Part V Useful Expressions
Useful Expressions What’s up? 1.在忙什么？ What’re you up to? 2.干什么呢？ 3.你好吗？ How’s it going? 4.最近怎么样？ How are you? 5.真没想到 （能在这儿碰到你）！ What a (pleasant ) surprise! Fancy meeting you here !
Useful Expressions Long time no see. It’ been a long time since we met last time. Haven’t seen you for a long time. 6.好久不见了。 Nice to see you. Good to see you. Glad to meet you. 7.见到你很高兴。
Part VI Additional Listening
Additional Listening Spot dictation. Very few people can get college degree before 11, but Michael was an _____1_____ . He started high school when he was 5, finishing in just nine months. He became the world’s youngest college graduate when he was 10 years and 4 months old, earning an ____2_____ degree. Now at 11 Michael’s working on a master's degree in __3________ intelligence. But Michael’s _____4___ hasn’t always come easy. ___5____ his intelligence, He still lacks important life ____6_____. In one class, He had to struggle to understand ___7_____ novels, because, he says, “I’m 11. I’ve never been in love before. ”Another challenge was his size. High school physical education was difficult, because_____________8____________________________________. He likes computers so much that __________________9__________________________ . He wants to make robots do all the heavy tasks. ______________________10_____________________________.
Script Very few people can get college degree before 11, but Michael was an exception. He started high school when he was 5, finishing in just nine months. He became the world’s youngest college graduate when he was 10 years and 4 months old, earning an architecturedegree. Now at 11 Michael’s working on a master’s degree in artificial intelligence. But Michael’s successhasn’t always come easy. Despite his intelligence, he still lacks important life experiences. In one class, He had to struggle to understand romantic novels, because, he says, “I’m 11. I’ve never been in love before. ”Another challenge was his size. High school physical education was difficult, because all of the equipment was too big for the then five-year-old student. He likes computers so much that in graduate school he’s studying how to make them think like people. He wants to make robots do all the heavy tasks. Michael is smart, but he is like every other kid.
Part VII Homework Conversation
How To Greet Different People? • Work in pairs to list the names of various people (such as a family member, a childhood friend, a professor, a politician, a singer). • Use related words and expressions to greet the above people.