Unit 7 To Your Good Health
This unit is about health. It deals with all the components of healthy life. It includes the text from a presentation about fitness, a song about health and three articles about various health topics. Through the course of this unit, students will learn the vocabulary involved in talking about health: the parts of the body, exercise, and nutrition. Students will share their ideas about health, fitness, and nutrition.
1. To learn for information.
2. To develop speaking ability by discussing and finally presenting their ideas about living a healthy life.
3. To master the words and phrases involved in talking about health.
Using the form “v. + ing” as participles or gerunds.
Reviewing the four kinds of sentences in English.
Important and difficult points:
1. Get students to understand what fitness means.
2. Make students learn the usage of the mastery words and phrsaes
3. Help students to review the uses of “verb+ing”form, especially as the participles.
Section 1: New Words and Ideas
What Does Fitness Mean?
Step 1. Pre-reading
Introduce the title “To Your Good Health?” with books closed. Brainstorm with the class many words as possible that are related to health.
Ask: 1.Do you feel healthy?
2. How do you know whether you’re healthy or not?
3. What does it mean to be healthy?
Show the Ss some pictures and help them to answer:
—What does fitness mean?
—Fitness is a word that describes how well your body is able to handle physical activities.
Write the words “Fitness” as the theme on the Bb. Then draw the following outline on the board. As a pre-reading activity, have the class predict what the outline of Unit 7 might look like. Make sure books are closed.
1. What do you need to be fit?
2. The five areas of fitness.
3. Important information?
4. What my heart looks like?
Step 2. Careful reading
1.Sho w the following questions one by one on the Bb.
What do you need to be fit?
When your body is physically fit, you will be able to:
(1)do physical things for a longer time
(2)do harder physical activities more easily
(5)digest and use your food better
(6)feel better and have more energy
(7)have more fun
2.Speak out the five areas of fotness.
If you are really “fit ”, you will:
(1)be able to twist and turn the parts of your body in many different ways.
(2)be able to run and play and work over longer periods of time, your heart and
lungs will be used to working hard for long periods of time.
(3)have strong muscles that can lift heavier things.
(4)be able to run, walk, or swim faster.
(5)find that everything in your body will work together better.
3.What is the important information?
(1)The heart is a muscle which pumps blood through blood vessels to all the
cells in our bodies. Our hearts beat continually every day.
(2)Blood feeds and removes waste from the cells
(3)To keep our hearts healthy, we need to do enjoyable physical
(4)Activities and eat healthy foods every day.
4.What does your heart look like?
(1)My heart is about as big as my fist.
(2)My heart beats about 90 times per minute. (at rest)
(3) My heart is located in my chest, slightly to the left of the cent re.
(4) Arteries are the blood vessels that carry blood from the left side of my heart to the rest of my body.
5.Veins are the blood vessels that carry blood from my body to the right side of my heart.
Detailed reading(true or faulse questions):
(1)Your body is a simple network of system.
(2)The more you use your body, the worse it works.
(3)Being fit helps you to stay alert and focused on your lessons.
(4)Your body has a few ways to use the food that you eat.
(5)Physical exercise acts like a stimulant which gives you energy.
(6)If you are really fit ,you will be able to twist and turn the part of your body.
(7)Blood feeds and absorbs waste from the cells.
(8)My heart is located in my chest, slightly to the right of the center.
(9)Veins are the blood vessels that carry blood from my body to the right side of my heart.
Fill in the blanks.
Danny gave a _______________ about what _________ mean. Every day you use your ____ to do _________ things. Your body is a ____________________ of Systems. The _____ you use your body, the _______ it works. When your body is __________ fit , you will be able to do a lot of things: ____________ things; ________ better; ________ better; ________________________________ better and have_____________ and have more ______. If you are fit , you are work over longer period of time , h ave strong ______,run walk or ______ faster and find that everything in your body will work ________ better. The heart blood arteries and veins play different _______ in our life. To keep our hearts healthy, we need to __________________ activities and eat ________ food every day.
Step 3. After-reading
Do you often have such life experiences? For example, you can't do physical things for a long time; you won't fall asleep at night easily and always feel tired after waking up the next day, in class you are often absentminded instead of focusing your attention on your lessons. In that case, please discuss the following questions with your partners:
1. What are the causes of these phenomena?
2. How can you deal with the problem?
3. How important is good health to you?