Unit1-main Getting Ready Part A Listening Part B Viewing, Listening and Speaking Part CSpeaking Workshop Part DQuiz Part E Fun Time
Getting Ready Work in pairs. Discuss the following questions, and then share your answers with the whole class． 1. Describe your favorite teacher to your partner and tell him/her the reason why you love the teacher. Perhaps the most unforgettable person I have ever met is Prof. Smith who taught us philosophy at university. Although I last met him eight years ago, I still remember his special qualities. First of all, I was impressed by his devotional teaching. His lectures were so well-prepared and clearly delivered that students swarmed into his classroom. He was intellectually stimulating and believed in what he
Getting Ready taught. Furthermore,he could be counted on to explain his ideas in an imaginative way, introducing such aids to understanding as paintings, recordings, pieces of sculpture and guest lecturers. Once he even sang a song in class to illustrate a point. Second, I admired the fact that he would meet with students outside of the classroom or talk to them on the telephone. Sometimes he would challenge a student to a game of chess. At other times, he would join groups to discuss subjects ranging from astronomy to pop music. Finally, I was attracted by his lively wit. He believed that no class hour is a success unless the students and the
Getting Ready professor share several happy moments and at least one loud laugh. Through his sense of humor, he made learning more enjoyable and more lasting. If it is true that life makes a wise man smile and a foolish man cry, then Prof. Smith is truly a wise man. Teaching is a challenging career in that one doesn’t just provide academic support to students; a teacher also provides personal guidance. Being a teaching professional entails a great deal of responsibility, which must be exercised with extreme care and dedication.
Getting Ready 2. What do you think is the meaning of the following quotation (引语)? The object (目标) of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives. — Robert M. Hutchins This quote points out the purpose of education. There is a similar saying in China, which is advocated by Laozi. The saying goes like this: Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. (授人以鱼不如授人以渔。) The purpose of education is to teach a man how to utilize the environment, the resources and other useful things
Getting Ready around him to achieve his goals. Education gives a man the way of learning. Knowing how to learn means you have the ability to survive in any circumstance.
Getting Ready 3. Why should we emphasize (重视)creativity (创造力) in every level of education? Creativity is recognized as a practical skill, one which can be taught and which everyone can achieve. It is a way of thinking in which we look at familiar things with a fresh eye, examine a problem with an open mind, and use our imagination rather than our knowledge to explore new possibilities. Creativity improves self-esteem, motivation and achievement of learners. Students who are encouraged to think creatively:
Getting Ready ● become more interested in discovering things for themselves； ● are more open to new ideas and challenges； ● are more able to solve problems； ● can work well with others； ● become more effective learners； ● have greater ownership over their learning.
Part A Listening-main Section A ListeningSkills Section BListening Practice
Word Tips Section A Task Two Identifying Fractions higher education proportion homeschooling option community survey instructor pre-school education vital n. n. n. n. n. n. a. 高等教育 比例 家庭学校教育 选择 社区 调查 教员 学前教育 极重要的
Section A Listen to the following dialogues, and then choose the best answer for each question. 1. M: Four-fifths of my senior high school classmates entered a university and received higher education. W: You were in a great class. Q: What proportion of the man’s senior high school classmates received higher education? A) 3/4. B) 4/5. C) 5/6. D) 6/7.
Section A 2. W: Nowadays, an increasing number of parents think homeschooling is a good option. M: But I’m afraid much more parents find it unacceptable. For instance, in our community, only about 1/6 of parents are in favor of it. Q: According to the man, what proportion of parents are in favor of homeschooling in their community? A) 1/3. B) 1/4. C) 1/5. D) 1/6.
Section A 3. W: According to an online survey, 3/5 of old people aged 65 and above hope to learn some new skills in their spare time. M: There is much truth in the old saying, “It’s never too old to learn.” Q: Which of the following is true? A) All the old people hope to learn some new skills. B) Only half of the old people hope to learn some new skills. C) Few old people hope to learn some new skills. D) According to a survey, 3/5 of old people hope to learn some new skills.
Section A 4. W: This is the website of an online graduate school. The introduction says 2/3 of their instructors are professors. M: It sounds great. Q: Which of the following is true? A)Half of the instructors of the online graduate school are professors. B)2/3 of the instructors of the online graduate school are professors. C)3/4 of the instructors of the online graduate school are professors. D)3/5 of the instructors of the online graduate school are professors.
Section A 5. W: Can you imagine in some poor countries, only about 1/10 of children receive pre-school education? M: That’s awful. Pre-school education is vital. Q: Which of the following is true? A) In some poor countries, only about 1/8 of children receive pre-school education. B) In some poor cities, only about 1/8 of children receive pre-school education. C) In some poor countries, only about 1/10 of children receive pre-school education. D) In some poor cities, only about 1/10 of children receive pre-school education.
Word Tips Task One Listen to the passage The Importance of Further Education and then choose the best answer to complete each of the statements. Section B further education afford graduate secondary school opportunity marketplace v. n. n. n. 继续教育 买得起，担负得起 毕业生 中学 机会 市场
Section B 1. According to the passage, some students are ____ about the importance of further education. A) certain B) uncertain C) concerned (关心的) D) worried
Section B 2. The speaker believes that ____. A) further education is not as important as before B) every student should go to university C) if a student doesn’t go to college, he or she will lose more D) it is more difficult to go to college nowadays
Section B 3. Generally in their lives college graduates earn ____ those with only a secondary school education. A) twice as much as B) three times as much as C) a little more than D) just the same as
Section B 4. To find a good job in the marketplace, ____. A) you need to have lot of experience B) you need to have a very further education beyond secondary school C) you need to have a secondary school education D) you need to have a good character
Task One 5. Which of the following is true? A) It wasn’t difficult to get a higher powered and highly paid job without a university education. B) It is as difficult to get a higher powered and highly paid job without a university education as it ever was. C) It is much more difficult to get a higher powered and highly paid job without a university education than it ever was. D) It is not as difficult to get a higher powered and highly paid job without a university education as it was.
Script It is no secret the cost of getting further education has grown a great deal recently, so it is not surprising that several students question if further education is vital. In reply, I usually question them whether they can afford to go to college or not. This is because in their lives college graduates generally earn twice as much as those with only a secondary school education. And with a higher education, they can have more opportunities. In fact, a lot more men and women worldwide are getting a higher education, so to stand out in the marketplace you should have a very further education beyond secondary school.
Script It’s true that several successful people do not have a higher education. However, this is becoming far more rare. It is much more difficult to get a higher powered and highly paid job without a university education than it ever was.
Word Tips Task Two Listen to the following conversation Asking for Course Information on the Telephone and fill in the form. Task Two Spanish Portuguese n. n. 西班牙语 葡萄牙语
Task Two Language Training Center Information Card Given Name: (1) Family Name: (2) E-mail Address: (3) Telephone Number: (4) Date of Birth: (5) Richard ________ Waldorf ________ firstname.lastname@example.org ______________________ 2842 7858 ___________ October 17, 1982 ___________________
Word Tips Task Three Listen to the passage Teenagers’ Sense of Responsibility in Both China and the U.S. and mark the statements T (true) or F (false). Task Three academically track compare responsibility performance responsible ad. v. v. n. n. a. 学业上地，学术上地 跟踪，追踪 比较，对照 责任 表现，行为，成就 负有责任的，需承担责任的
Task Three 1. Chinese middle school students performed academically better than American middle school students. 2. The research studied the relations between teenagers’ family and their school performance. 3. The research found that the more a child felt responsible to his/her family, the harder he/she worked at school. 4. Most American middle school students had an increased sense of responsibility to their parents. 5. The author thinks that middle school students should be given much freedom to be independent. T ___ F ___ T ___ F ___ F ___
Script W: Hello. Language Training Center. May I help you? M: Yes. I’d like to learn a new language. Can you give me some information about the courses at your center? W: Well, we offer French, Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese ... M: Ah, I’d like to learn Chinese, please. W: Are you looking for full time or part time? M: Oh! I can’t manage full time as I work every day, but weekends would be fine. W: Can I get some details from you so I can send you some information? M: Sure.
Script W: May I know your name? M: It’s Richard Waldorf. W: Could you spell the family name please? M: W-A-L-D-O-R-F. W: W-A-L-D-O-R-F ... Okey... What’s your email address? M: It’s rich98 — that’s one word r-i-c-h-9-8, at hotmail dot com. W: Do you have a telephone number? M: Yes, it’s 2842 7858. W: 2842 7858 ... Okey ... And one more question for our market research, if you don’t mind. M: No, that’s fine. W: What’s your date of birth? M: I was born on October 17, 1982.
Script Recently a study was done by researchers from several universities from China and the US. It was to find the answer to the question: why are Chinese middle school students so much better prepared academically than American students? The researchers tracked middle school students in Beijing and Chicago.They compared the teenagers’ sense of responsibility toward their parents with their school performance.It turned out that the more a child felt responsible to his/her family, the more he/she valued school.They found that most children from China maintained or increased their sense of responsibility to their parents during the middle school years, while US children’s sense of responsibility decreased.
Script The fact is that once children in the West become teenagers, their parents do not ask about their school work as much as before. To Americans, that is simply allowing children to become more independent. But perhaps Western teenagers are given too much freedom. Children might think that their parents don’t care much about them and they shouldn’t feel a strong obligation to their parents. Maybe it’s time for US parents to look to China for some guidance.
Word Tip Language and Culture Tip Chicago: It is the largest city in Illinois (伊利诺伊州), U.S. It is the most populous (人口众多的) city in the Midwestern U.S. and the third most populous in the U.S. 芝加哥:美国伊利诺伊州最大的城市,是美国中西部地区人口最多的城市,也是美国人口第三多的城市.
Part B Viewing -main Section A Next Generation Learning
Section ALead-in You are going to watch a video clip Next Generation Learning (2’23″), and then do the following exercises. I. Lead-in Discuss the following questions before watching the video. 1. What do you think of your university? I’m a freshman. I’m quite pleased with the quality of education and the learning environment in my university. Also, the professors here are all really committed to their students. I’m very proud of my university.
Section ALead-in 2. Is multimedia technology (多媒体技术)widely used in your university? (After the “Yes” answer, the students are supposed to talk about the application of multimedia technology in their own university.) 3. Are you satisfied with the current system of English teaching in your university? a) Yes, I think so. The current system of English teaching is quite practical in helping students to improve their four basic English skills. b) No, I’m not. Under the current system, we students can only learn to become a good reader but never a good speaker. I think it still needs improving.
Word Tips Section AII. Watching and Listening II. Watching and Listening Now watch the video clip. Please get familiar with the information given below and then decide whether the following statements are true (T) or false (F). Play a video 1. Harry thinks his school is boring. 2. Both chalkboards and computers are used in Harry’s school. 3. Technologies are used in Harry’s school to help both students and teachers. F ___ F ___ T ___
Section AII. Watching and Listening 4. Those kids without computers at home can only do their homework at school. 5. Every time Harry went on his school trip, his mum worried a lot. F ___ F ___
Section AIII. Watching and Speaking III. Watching and Speaking Watch the video again and read the following sentences from the video, paying attention to the underlined parts. 1. Our school uses computer technology in all kinds of ways. They call it ICT. 2. Now, we have interactive whiteboards you can write on or use as a computer. 3. On the Wii, we are doing brain training and fitness exercises. Research has found that it improves concentration. Play a video
Section AIII. Watching and Speaking 4. I can log on and so can mum. She likes it because it’s secure. I can download my homework and upload it when I’m done. 5. Well, my mum’s a parent governor, and she encouraged our school to make technology a number one priority. You can do it, too.
Now Your Turn Section AIII. Watching and Speaking Create a dialogue On Your School with your partner according to the following situation. Situation: Two friends are talking about their respective schools.
For Reference Now Your Turn Create a dialogue On Your School with your partner according to the following situation.
Word Tip Language and Culture Tip Wii: a home video game console released by Nintendo on November 19, 2006. As a seventh-generation console,it broke the record for best-selling console in a single month in the United States in December 2009. Wii:是日本任天堂公司(Nintendo)在2006年11月19日所推出的家用游戏主机。Wii作为第七代家用游戏机,仅在2009年12月一月之内就创下了同类产品在美国的最高销售纪录。
Word Tip Language and Culture Tip sign off: (informal) to end a radio or television program by saying goodbye 再见:非正式用法,以说声“再见”结束广播或电视节目
Word Tip Word Tips concentration voting check out laptop log on secure parent governor priority chalkboard boring n. n. n. a. n. n. a. 专心；专注 选举；投票 从(图书馆)借走(书、杂志等) 笔记本电脑 登录；请求联机 安全的；稳当的 家长会董事 重点；优先考虑的事 黑板 无聊的
For Reference On Your School A: Hi, Mike, why do you look so upset? B: Hi, Harry, I don’t like to go to school. My school is just boring. A: How come? I love my school. It’s really cool. B: Are you kidding me? You love your school? A: Why not? Our school uses computer technology in all kinds of ways. We have a lot of fun there. B: Really? Tell me more details. A: Well, we have interactive whiteboards we can write on or use as a computer. Also, we have Wii at school.
For Reference B: Wii? Wow, it’s awesome. How do you use it? A: On the Wii, we are doing brain training and fitness exercises. B: I can’t believe it! Your school is just amazing. Then do you have to finish all your homework at school? A: Of course not! I can download my homework at home and upload it when I’m done. B: So how did you get this stuff? A: Well, my mum’s a parent governor, and she encouraged our school to make technology a number one priority. B: Lucky you!
Word Tips Model Dialogue Listen to the dialogue, paying attention to the parts underlined, and then act it out with your partner. Part C Speaking Workshop Susan: Richard: Susan: Lifelong learning has become a popular concept in modern society. What do you mean by “lifelong learning”? It is a concept of learning something throughout one’s life. In other words, it’s the process of keeping your mind and body engaged, at any age, by actively pursuing knowledge and experience.
Now Your Turn Richard: Susan: Richard: What benefits does it have? It can keep your mind sharp, improve your memory, and increase your confidence. Besides, it can help you meet people who share your interests. I see. It’s a good way to stay positive.