Unit 1 Friendship
1. to talk about friends and friendship, and interpersonal relationship
2. to practise expressing attitudes, agreement and disagreement, and certainty
3. to master some sentences about giving advice
4. to learn to use the Direct Speech and Indirect Speech(1): statements and questions
5. to learn about communication skills
1. to develop listening skills by doing exercises in listening task
2. to develop speaking skills by finishing the speaking task and other activities like discussion and oral practice
3. to develop reading skills through the reading materials in this unit
4. to learn to write a letter of advice
1. to know about friend and the real meaning of friend
2. to learn how to get along with others
1. to arouse the interest in learning English
2. to learn to express their feeling of friends and friendship
Teaching key points:
1. how to improve students’ speaking and cooperating abilities
2. learn to use the Direct Speech and Indirect Speech(1):statements and questions
3. master some words and expressions
Teaching difficult points:
1. train the students’ speaking, listening, reading and writing abilities
2. how to improve students’ cooperating abilities
Student-focus approach and task-based approach
The First Period (Warming up &Speaking)
1. to know about different kinds of friendship
2. to learn some words of describing friend and friendship
3. to master some useful words and expressions
2. cooperative learning
Teaching materials: Warming up
Step One: Leading-in
1. Free talk: Something about friend and friendship
Ask the Ss to describe one of their friends----their appearance, personality, hobbies, etc.
Qs: What’s your friend like?
What does he/she like to do in his/her spare time?
What personality does he/she have?
Step Two: Discussion
1. Writing the following statement on the blackboard
We all agree that to have a good friend , you need to be a good friend.
2. Ask the Ss:
What do you think of this statement and how can you be a good friend?
Let the Ss express their views
3. Have the Ss get into groups of four to list some qualities of a person they would like as a friend.
Ss may list: honest, friendly, open-minded, generous, helpful, patient, good-tempered, trustworthy, careful, full of love, caring, responsible, interesting, brave, easygoing, outgoing, warm-hearted, kind, selfness, tolerant, intelligent…
4. Have a member of each group report on what their lists have and list them on the blackboard
5. Ask the class whether or not they agree with all the qualities listed