主题公园作为人类文明的一大体现，作为当今社会人们主要休闲、娱乐方式之一，是一个非常贴近生活、具有时代性、可深度挖掘的教学主题。本单元以主题公园为背景，围绕a world of fun 这一主题开展听、说、读、写多种教学活动。单元语言素材涉及过山车、蹦极运动、自由落体车、赛车等娱乐方式及各类主题公园的不同特色，具有很强的时代气息，贴近学生生活，有利于学生了解生活、运动与休闲，了解中外文化，增强世界意识，有利于培养积极的生活态度。
本单元的Warming up部分以图片形式引入本单元的话题之一：amusement parks；并通过师生或生生自由问答，让学生了解并交流个体各类活动方面的体验、喜好及理由，从而引出话题amusement parks 和theme parks,为听力部分和阅读部分作必要的铺垫。
Listening提供一个会议事例：在我市建一个主题公园的招标大会上，Fun Fun Productions and Merry Rides Limited两个不同特色公司的代表人发表演说表达各自优势以争取承建权。在听音之前需要作恰当的导入，听时做课文1、2部分，听后再作小组讨论：选择哪一家公司作为承建商及给出相应的理由。这一话题具有社会性，时代性特点，在课堂上可以激发学生模拟真实语境进行创造性对话活动。
Reading是一篇介绍主题公园的说明文。它包括主题公园的定义、特点，同时介绍了the World Park of China, the Ocean Park of Hong Kong, Disneyland in California三个不同的主题公园，引导学生了解和比较主题公园的不同主题，激发学生联想主题公园的未来发展。Post-reading部分鼓励学生自行设计主题公园活动，鼓励学生积极想象、培养创新能力。
1）What is a theme park? →
2）Know about 3 great theme parks:
The World park ---People can have fun and experience sth different.
The Ocean Park in Hong Kong ---People come for thrills and entertainment and know more about the idea behind the park.
Disneyland in California ---The theme is the world of Walt Disney and his characters. →
3）New theme parks are being built.
What is a theme park?
Three parks What do people
Themes, attractions experience and learn?
Theme parks in the future
When you come to a wonderful theme park, you are sure to enjoy yourself. You can find a collection of rides, exhibitions and other attractions. They are based on a common theme. On one hand , people can have fun, thrills and entertainment. On the other, theme parks are designed to teach people something. Those who come for thrills will also know more about a certain subject, such as life in the ocean, the discovery of the ancient world, and life in the future. What’s more, you may imagine much new things if you think you cannot get enough of scary rides and exciting adventures. Then there will be new designs, and new theme parks will be coming.
* All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
* Never should a man stay in a closed-door room. You should explore the universe to see how men are coping with the events of changing.
* Never go to the forest if you are afraid of the wolf. (Lenin)
Integrating skills阅读部分在主题公园的基础上以rides为主题内容，介绍了几种不同的rides, 要求读后以课文为基础，鼓励学生创造、想象， 以小组活动形式设计并描述the scarest and most exciting ride in the word。
话题: Talking about amusement parks.
功能: Ways of giving directions.
Designing new things.
词汇: theme create attract attractions lead to have sth. in common
thrills and entertainment be based on more advanced step into experience sth. risk injury give sb. a thrill scream one’s way… race against imagination design live to ride
表达用语: Excuse me. Am I going in the right direction?
Excuse me. Does this road lead to …?
Got it. Thank you.
句型: There is the Fun Fun Park, where we will have rides and entertainment.
What reason does he give for choosing his park?
Entering one of the attractions at Universal Studios is like steeping into the world of your favourite film.
It seemed like people just cannot get enough of scary rides and exciting adventures.
You can feel what it is like to live in space…
语法: The –ing form used as an adverbial.
eg. Many people come to the theme parks looking for thrills and entertainment.
Visitors leave knowing more about the idea behind the park.
Having enjoyed the rides at the Headland, visitors can take the shuttle to the Lowland.
Ask ourselves questions as follows:
What is it?
What is the use of it?
What does it look like?
How large is it?
What does it sound / feel / smell / taste like?
How does it work?
What do people do to it?
What do people think of it?
Why do some people love it?
What is your opinion towards it?
Period 1 Warming up and Listening
Period 2 Reading
Period 3 Speaking
Period 4 Integrating Skills
Period 5 Language Study
Period 1 Warming-up & Listening
1. Talk about amusement parks and our experiences.
2. Learn to express likes and dislikes about the amusing activities.
3. Be able to listen for information and understanding.
Step 1 Warming-up
Task 1 Talk about the topic and the word FUN
Students talk about fun things use Adjs to describe fun things
Question 1. What is fun? (snowing, sailing, hiking, rafting---)
2.What do fun things have in common?
Cooking is fun because it is challenging ( interesting, relaxing---).
3. Where can we have fun? ( cinemas, amusement parks, theme parks---
Fun is everywhere if we can enjoy it.)
Task 2 Talk about our own experiences
Questions: 1. Have you ever been to an amusement park? What did you see?
2. Have you ever tried sitting in a roller coaster?
3. How did you feel?
4. Do you like it? Why?
Task 3 Watch pictures and talk about likes and dislikes
1. Look at the pictures and name the activites
Question: Do you like these activities? Why / Why not?
2. Do an interview to find others’ ideas (make up a dialogue).
The dialogue can be like this:
Student A: Hello, .... Have you ever been to an amusement park?
Student B: Oh, yes. I have tried…
Student A: Do you like it?
Student B: Sure. I like it because it’s really exciting and …
Pre-listening Talk about the theme of the theme parks
A theme park must have a special theme.
Questions: If you are to build a theme park, what theme will you have? Why?
While-listening: Listen and finish the exercises 1 and 2
Post-listening: 1. Fill in the following form.
Which of the parks do you think is better?
Name Theme Your reason and ideas