Listen and Talk Read and Explore Passage A Session 1 (90-100 minutes) Session Tasks
Listen and Talk Lead-in Dialogue Samples Dialogue 1 Dialogue 2 Communicative Tasks Task 1 Task 2
Lead-in Task 1 Catching the missing information What conveniences has the Internet brought to us? Lead-in question
Lead-in Listen and read
Listen and complete The Internet is really anoceanof information and a________tool for communication. You can find almost anything you want. Google.com, for example, may _________you just fine. You can also ___________________ with whomever you wish online. If you want to explore cloning technology, find a discussion group; if you want toshareopinions on how to improve your English, ________ a query on BBS or enter a _____________. Many colleges and millions of students are now _____________________________the convenience ofonline learning programs. Peter Drucker predicted, “Thirty years from now the big university campuses will be relics… It’s as large a change as when we first got theprinted book.”
Listen and check The Internet is really anoceanof information and a__________tool for communication. You can find almost anything you want. Google.com, for example, may _________ you just fine. You can also ___________________ with whomever you wish online. If you want to explore cloning technology, find a discussion group; if you want toshareopinions on how to improve your English, ________ a query on BBS or enter a _____________. Many colleges and millions of students are now _____________________________the convenience ofonline learning programs. Peter Drucker predicted, “Thirty years from now the big university campuses will be relics… It’s as large a change as when we first got theprinted book.” handy serve communicate post chatroom taking advantage of
Exploring vocabulary Work in pairs to pick out he words and expressions related to the unit topic. • an ocean of information • handy • post a query on BBS • enter a chatroom • take advantage of • relics • online learning program • Google.com
Lead-in Work in groups to talk about the pictures on Page 29. You may use the words and expressions you’ve learned from the listening passage. Task 2 Talking about pictures
Dialogue 1 First Time in a Chartroom 1. Have you had any experience of chatting with a foreigner on the Internet? 2. How much do you know about the chatroom and chatroom English? Dialogue Samples Lead-in questions
Dialogue Sample Study Read the dialogue in pairs and speak out the chatroom English used in the dialogue.
Hi, asl? u like Chinese food? Too far to reach. GTG (Got To Go.） Which sentences?
RUOK (Are you OK) DIY (Do it yourself) IC (I see) CU (See you) THX (Thanks) FTF (face to face) IOW (in other words) POV (point of view) TTUL (Talk to you later) Do you know more?
Listen and read Dialogue 1 First Time in a Chartroom Teng Yuezhi, a freshman in a university, using a nickname Snail, is chatting in English with an American university student nicknamed Devil angel.
Listen and imitate Dialogue 1 First Time in a Chartroom Teng Yuezhi, a freshman in a university, using a nickname Snail, is chatting in English with an American university student nicknamed Devil angel.
Lead-in question If you have some difficulty in English learning, would you like to ask for overseas help on the Internet? If you do so in a chatroom, how will you Reference I want to improve my reading comprehension, but I just don’t know what to do, could you give me some advice? Dialogue Samples Dialogue 2 Seeking Overseas Help express yourself?
Dialogue Sample Study Read the second dialogue in pairs and speak out the sentences or expressions used for seeking overseas help over the Internet.
Can I take all the courses I like? Hi, David. How r u? Say hello to u. Hello Wang. LTNS. Nice to C U. Did u have a happy weekend? We r preparing to … LOL U can come to this chatroom to meet me… G/G. See ya. Which sentences or expressions ?
Listen and read Dialogue 2 Seeking Overseas Help Two girls, Li Jiexin and Wang Kecheng (L&W), are chatting over the Internet with a foreign friend, David, in the US. They are talking about taking part in a scientific competition.
Listen and imitate Dialogue 2 Seeking Overseas Help Two girls, Li Jiexin and Wang Kecheng (L&W), are chatting over the Internet with a foreign friend, David, in the US. They are talking about taking part in a scientific competition.
Communicative Tasks Task 2 Chatting in the university website Task 1 Chatting online
Task 1 Chatting online Situation: A Chinese student is chatting online with an English student. They are talking about their studies and also China and Britain. In the course of their conversation, the Chinese student asks about some Internet slang used by the British. Role A Role B A Chinese student An English student
Work in pairs to role play Task 1 by imitating Dialogue 1. You may use the following tips. Questions • Wanna chat? • Where r u? • What is your major? • What do you know about China? • Do you know anything about …?
Answers • Yeah. I couldn’t agree more. • Accounting, Engineering, Philosophy… • A great country with a long history, largest population • Fastest developing economy • Hope to see China with my own eyes. • London is one of the largest cities, financial center, …
Some Internet slag • IC = I see • IMO = in my opinion • BBL=be back later • AFK=away from keyboard • BTW=by the way • G/G=got to go • CU= See you.
Task 2 Chatting in the university website Situation:Leo is chatting with an international student (Snooker) in the university website. He introduces his online English reading class to his partner and seeks his advice to learn English. Role A Role B Leo Snooker, an international student
Work in pairs to role play Task 2 after class by imitating Dialogue 2. You may use the following tips. Questions • Anyone wanna talk with me? • Are u an English major? • Any advice on English study? • Any tips to improve my English? • How do u like English online? • Where can I find interesting things to listen to?
Answers • Yeah, great u r. • Listen to more tapes … • Some websites offer audio files … • Use … to search for …(Google, MSN…) • Some students just cannot control themselves without a teacher before them. • Learn at our own pace, much more information than a traditional class, learn with more flexibility, more relaxed, better results, easy to download the learning materials…
Passage AInternet and Education Read and Explore Lexical Preparation
Work in groups to pick out the sentences containing the following key words and expressions and discuss how they are used in context. Lexical Preparation Exploring vocabulary play a role (in) extendhorizon of thinking take overviaaccessible issueavailableconnect to predictin addition spread out
Context 1. Education plays a very important role in everybody’s life. ( Para. 1) 2. We go to school because we want to know more abut the world around us and at the same time extend our horizons of thinking.(Para.1) 3. Learning via the Internet is a new style that many people believe is more successful than the conventional form of learning.(Para.2)
4. The Internet allows schools to develop a large amount of learning material that is accessible. (Para. 2) 5. There are so may choices of courses and subjects or time frames that completing a program is not an issue for students anymore. ( Para. 2) 6. Today there is a “library” in our house and it is available 24 hours a day. ( Para. 3) 7. While I am at home with my baby, I am still able to connect to the world and search for any educational materials I need. ( Para.3)
8. People are predicting that education will be much cheaper in the future because of Internet access to information. (Para.4) 9. In addition, regular courses (offline) depend on books and other traditional paper-based materials… ( Para. 4) 10. Education will spread out more and more online and students will have more choices on how and when to take their courses and classes. ( Para. 6)
1. extendv.to make sth longer or larger (in space or time); extend surface area, width or length of sth by unfolding or unrolling it; extend sth in size, area, etc; (cause sth to) become widely known c.f.spread (out) (on/over sth) Further study Examples • The bird is spreading (out) its wings. • Spread a cloth on the table. • The forest extends as far as the river.
2. take over: to take control of sth., especially in place of sb. Further study Example • He took over the company from his father when he was only 20.
c.f. take off Examples • He took off his hat and greeted me. • The plane is taking off soon. take on Examples • Her face is taking on a smile. • Don’t take on more tasks than you can cope with.
take up Sorry for taking up so much of your time. When did you take up teaching? take to I have taken to dancing. Further study Examples Example
3. accessible (to sb) adj. that can be reached, used, obtained, etc. Further study Example • The resort is easily accessible by road, rail, and air (to you). access (to)n.
c.f. available(~ to sb) that can be used or obtained; (of people) free to be seen, talked to, etc. Further study Examples • Tickets are available at the box office. • Professor Li is available this afternoon.
4. predictvt .to say in advance that sth. will happen Further study Example • It is impossible to predict who will win. • He can predict with great accuracy. predictable adj. that can be predicted Example • predictable behavior, results, weather
play a role (in)extend one’s horizon of thinkingtake over issueconnect to in addition Using the vocabulary Make sentences with the following words and expressions:
1. Pair task Role-play Communicative task 2 according to the topic and the situation. Some pairs will be invited to do class 2. Individual tasks Learn the new words of Passage A by heart. Listen to and read Passage A aloud for at least two times. 3. Group tasks Do the pre-reading exercise of Passage A in groups. Analyzing structure of Passage A in groups. Assignment performance in the next class.
Session 2 (90-100 minutes) Session Tasks Role-playingof Communicative Task 2 Passage A Internet and Education
Role-play Communicative Task 2. First in groups and then to the class. Some pairs will be invited to make comments. Role-playing
Passage A Internet and Education Read and Explore
How to Learn Related Information Consolidation Practice Warm-up Questions Class Discussion Content Awareness Language Focus
Related Information Online Education Millions of people have rejected traditional education in favor of E-learning. And many universities have set up E-learning centers. Online-learning enrollments are growing 33 percent a year and are expected to hit 2.2 million by 2004, according to International Data Corp.
Related Information Register for Classes Students register for their classes with the help of their teachers. They are encouraged to register early, as class sizes are usually limited to a certain number of students and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. They may register through the mail, by phone/fax or in person at the center. Today, it is widespread at colleges and universities to register through the Internet, so it is no longer a phenomenon that students stand in a long line waiting to register for classes at the registration center.
Warm-up Questions 1. What benefit does the Internet bring about to our study? 2. If we have online classes, what will happen to us?