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 are the characteristics of the information society? • What are the main sources of information in the modern society? Lead-in questions
Lead in Listen and read
Listen and complete What are your key sources of information? Do you get most of your information by talking to other people? People could already do that in the Stone Age. When the printing press was invented several hundred years ago, sources became important to anyone who could read. Now we read and newspapers as much as we read books. But we also get a lot of information from________ sources. Radio is not yet 100 years old, has only been popular for about 50 years, and the is younger than all the students in this class. Yet these are some of our favorites. What are your ? How many different sources of information do you use in a typical day?
Listen and check What are your key sources of information? Do you get most of your information by talking to other people? People could already do that in the Stone Age. When the printing press was invented several hundred years ago, sources became important to anyone who could read. Now we read and newspapers as much as we read books. But we also get a lot of information from_________ sources. Radio is not yet 100 years old, ___________has only been popular for about 50 years, and the___________ is younger than all the students in this class. Yet these are some of our favorites. What are your ? How many different sources of information do you use in a typical day? written magazines electronic television Internet favorites
Exploring vocabulary Work in pairs to pick out the words and expressions related to the topic. • key sources of information • talking to other people • printing press • written sources • electronic sources • different sources of information
Lead-in Task 2 Talking about pictures Work in groups to talk about the pictures on Page 87. You may use the words and expressions you’ve learned from the listening passage.
Dialogue 1 Sharing Information Lead-in questions 1. Do you know how to start a conversation with someone that you met before but not so familiar with? Reference Hi, Tom. I met you at the English corner. Li, glad to see you again. Dialogue Samples
Lead-in questions 2. How do you share information with your roommates? Reference I brought you some of my favorite magazines. Would you like to have a look at her website?
Dialogue Sample Study Read the dialogue in pairs and speak out the sentences for talking about sharing information.
I brought you some of my favorite magazines. Would you like to read them? I noticed a picture of Britney Spears on the cover. Do you like her? Would you like to have a look at her website? It has some great pictures. My college in America also has a website. You can even see a picture of my dorm. In fact we can use the computer to register forclasses. Can you speak out the sentences you’ve summarized?
Tell me where you get them. I downloaded somewhere from a university website. I can’t believe my eyes. They are so colorful. I will write down the website for you if you are really interested. Do you think it is available at any time? I think they are very practical. The Internet is the best way for us to share information. Do you know more?
Listen and read Dialogue 1 Sharing Information Li: Chinese student Tom: foreign student Two students meet on campus and have a conversation about some of their interests.
Dialogue 2 Revisiting the Net Bar Lead-in question Can you tell me something about the famous search engines? Reference Google, Yahoo, Sina, Sohu, … Dialogue Samples
Dialogue Sample Study Read the second dialogue in pairs and speak out the sentences used for talking about the search engines.
What did you get from the sports website I showed you? I’m not familiar with the website. Could you tell me which website is your favorite and what are its benefits? But how can I quickly find the information? You should use a good search engine like Google. You should use specific topic-related key words. Give more details if you can. In other words, narrow your research topic. Can you give me an example? Which sentences?
Listen and read Dialogue 2 Revisiting the Net Bar Li: Chinesestudent Tom: foreignstudent The two students meet again and decide to surf the net together.
Listen and imitate Dialogue 2 Revisiting the Net Bar Li: Chinesestudent Tom: foreignstudent The two students meet again and decide to surf the net together.
Communicative Tasks Task 1 Talking about getting information Task 2 Asking how to get relevant materials on Chinese poets
Task 1 Talking about getting information Situation: Li Hua wants to know how American students get the information they need. So he asks Tom, an American student, about it. Role A Role B Li Hua, a Chinese student Tom, an American student
Work in pairs to role play Task 1 by imitating Dialogue 1. You may use the following tips. • I usually get my information from… • (books, journals, databases, encyclopedias …) • (internet, TV, newspapers, magazines, friends, relatives …) • …is the best source of information for me, because … • (easy to get, available, needn’t spend any money …) • Well, if you want to know about…, you should search … • I really like … because …
Asking how to get relevant materials on Chinese poets Task 2 Situation: An American friend is writing a term paper on a favorite Chinese poet.But he can’t find enough relevant materials on Chinese poets and doesn’t knowmany of their names. So he asks his Chinese friend Li for some help. Role A Role B Li Hua, a Chinese student Tom, an American student
My favorite poet is… Some of my favorite poets are… (Li Bai, Du Fu, Tao Yuanming, Li Shangyin …) A very famous poem by … is… This poem … is famous because … (topic, images, well-written, beautiful, the most frequently recited poem ever written in Chinese.…) You can go to the university library and get some help from the reference librarian. Work in pairs to role play Task 2 after class by imitating Dialogue 2. You may use the following tips.
Passage AInformation, Please Read and Explore Lexical Preparation
Do fast reading of Passage A and pick out the sentences containing the following target words and expressions. amaze amuse sympathy suck heal heap sense somehow mean end up underestimate chip off put down hang up make impression Exploring vocabulary
Read the following sentences with the target words and expressions and see how they are used in context. • I discovered that somewhere inside the telephone lived an amazing person. (Para. 1) • 2. Amusing myself at the tool bench, I hit my finger with a hammer. (Para. 2) • 3. The pain was terrible, but there was no one home to give me any sympathy.( Para. 2) • I walked around the house sucking my pounding finger, finally arriving at the telephone. ( Para. 2) • 5. Then chip off a little piece of ice and hold it to your finger.(Para. 11)
6. She must have sensed my deep concern. ( Para. 13) 7. Somehow I felt better.( Para. 13) 8. Birds bring joy to all families, only to end up as a heap of feathers on the bottom of cage.(Para. 13) 9. She must have sensed my deep concern, for she said quietly, “Paul, remember that there are other worlds to sing in.” (Para. 13) 10. A few years later, on my way to college, my plane put down in Seattle.(Para.17)
11. I guess your finger must have healed by now. (Para.19) 12. I wonder if you have any idea how much you meant to me during that time.(Para. 20) 13. Before I could hang up she said, “Wait a minute. Did you say your name was Paul?” (Para. 25) 14. Never underestimate the impression you may make on others. (Para. 29)
1. amuse v. cause to laugh or smile amuse oneself with Further study Examples • The audience were amused by his funny look.
2. suckv. draw liquid into mouth Examples Further study • She was sucking milk through a straw. • The baby was sucking his finger.
3. sympathyn. sharing of another’s feeling Examples Further study • We feel much sympathy for the disabled people. • People are often uncertain as to the best way to show their sympathy.
4. sensen. consciousness, awareness; v. realize, be aware of come to one’s sense; in a sense; make sense; have sense of; common sense Examples Further study • I am afraid I haven’t got a very good sense of directions, so I easily get lost. • It would make sense to sell the house early. • The horse sensed the danger and stopped.
5. healv. become healthy again Examples Further study • Time heals most troubles. • The medicine and rest may soon heal your wound.
6. underestimatev.& n. (a person who) complete a course for a degree Examples Further study • Never underestimate your opponent. • You shouldn’t underestimate the risks we shall take.
Make sentences with the following words and expressions: chip of now that end up put down or so Using the vocabulary
1. Pair task Role-play Communicative task 2 according to the topic and the situation. Some pairs will be invited to do class performance in the next 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. Analyze the organizing structure of Passage A in groups. Assignment
Session 2 (90-100 minutes) Session Tasks: Role-playingof Communicative Task 2 Passage A So Much to learn
Role-play Communicative Task 2. First in groups and then to the class. Some pairs will be invited to make Role-playing comments.
Passage A Information, Please Read and Explore
How to Learn Related Information Consolidation Practice Warm-up Questions Class Discussion Content Awareness Language Focus
Related Information 1. Alexander Graham Bell Born on March 3, 1847, in Edinburgh, Scotland, Alexander Graham Bell was the son and grandson of authorities in elocution and the correction of speech. Educated to pursue a career in the same specialty, his knowledge of the nature of sound led him not only to teach the deaf, but also to invent the telephone. In 1876, at the age of 29, Alexander Graham Bellinvented the telephone.
Related Information Bell might easily have been content with the success of his invention. His many laboratory notebooks demonstrate, however, that he was driven by a genuine and rare intellectual curiosity that kept him regularly searching, striving, and wanting always to learn and to create．
Related Information 2. Telephone Booth The early telephone booth was quite ornate and lavish, almost to a fault. The original patent specified a booth made of wood, four or five feet square, with a domed and ventilated roof and a strong door.
Related Information When a prospective customer wanted to make a call, an attendant would usher him into one of these specially made rooms. The attendant would then lock the customer in after the connection was made, so he could not leave without paying for the call.
Related Information 3. How People May Answer the Telephone in English After receiving a telephone call, some people may say “hello,” some people may say “hi,” some people may say their own first and/or last names, perhaps followed by “here” or “speaking,” and some people may say their own names followed by “residence” or “office” to indicate which it is. All of these are considered OK.
Related Information Secretaries are often trained to say either the name of the company or the boss’s name followed by “office,” and then perhaps their own name followed by “here” or “speaking.” Businesses may train their employees to include friendly phrases like “May I help you?” or “How may I help you?” in their phone greetings.
Here are some examples: Related Information “Hello” “Hi” “John here” / “John speaking” “Johnson here” /“Johnson speaking” “John Johnson here” / “John Johnson speaking” “Johnson residence” “Mr. Johnson’s office” “Johnson Computer Sales, Jane speaking” “Johnson Computer Sales, (how) may I help you?”