Unit 4 Then and now
T: At this lesson, we are go on learning Unit4 then and now. Lastlesson, we finished four paragraphs so well. Do you still remember what thefour aspects are?
S: Transportation, learning, shopping and entertainment.
T: Now you may say more about the four aspects, or you may say sthelse. Choose one and talk about it.
When you compare the past with the present,what sentences can you say?
S: In the past ,we… I … now I …
T: Choose one aspect, andcompare the past with the present. I will give you some time to think it over. Thenyou can talk with your desk mate. (2’)
S: in the past, we studiedonly a few subjects, but now we study at least eight subjects.
T: Yes, we study moresubjects than before. Maybe in the middle school, you will learn more subjectsthan now.
S: twenty years ago, we usedbooks to learn, but now we use computers.
T: Sometimes or most oftimes, we use computers.
T: Sometimes we use thebooks in the past, we still use the books now. Sometimes we use computers, they’revery convenient.
S: In the past, people couldonly watch TV, but now we can watch something in the internet.
T: We can do a lot ofthings. For example,
S: We can do some shopping,we can watch some TV program.
T: Right, we can do manythings in the internet.
S: ten years ago, we canplay hundouluo on PSP, but now we can play it anywhere.
T: Yeah, we can play a lotof interesting computer games.
S: In the past, our school isnear our house, but now we often choose some good school.
S: In the past, we playgames on PSP, but now we play game on computers.
S: Long long ago, we use thewriting brush to write, but now we use pens and pencils to write.
T: Now we use ballpens towrite.
S: Twenty years ago, it tooka long time to go to Beijing, now we can go to Beijing in three hours.
T: Because of the high speedrails. It becomes more and more quickly.
S: In the past, people usecash to pay for things, but now some people use credit cards.
T: Do you know credit cards?Your mom and dad usually use them to pay for things. In the past, we used touse tickets to buy things, but now we use credit cards, coins and notes.
For learning, I want to say ,learning Englishis not very popular 20 years ago, but now learning English is become more andmore important.
Look, Bobby and Sam also learn English atschool. They’re having an English lesson. What are they doing? They are readingthe word and sentences now. Can you try to read them? I’ll give you some timeto read. Who can read?
T: Pay attention to the nextwords.
T: Think it over, can youfind some other words. Please discuss in groups, the more the better.
S: flower, butter, dancer,player, cooker, other, university, summer, father, feather, bigger, winter,power, under…
T: You really have a lot ofwords. Look, let’s read them.
Can you read quickly?
You know, Sam and Bobby are having an Englishlesson now. The lesson goes on. Look, their teacher, Miss Fox, she gets veryangry. Look at her face, she gets really angry. Why? Let’s watch the cartoonand then try to answer this question.
S: Because Bobby is lookingout of the window.
T: What’s your idea?
S: They talked in class.
T: They talked in class andBobby looked out of the window many times. They didn’t listen carefully.
What do you think of Bobby and Sam? Let’s readthe story of cartoon and try to find the answers.
S: Sam-Foolish. Bobby-smart,nice, clever, friendly, intelligent, brilliant, funny.
T: ‘Miss Fox, the egg was inthe cake.’ Who can read it?
T: If you were Miss Fox,what would you say?
S: Oh, my god! Oh, dear!Bobby, you stand up!
T: Bobby, you stand up! Goout!
S: Too terrible! How wereyou?
T: What’s wrong with him? Or‘HaHa, you are so clever, go out!’ Now read and act in four: Bobby, Sam, MissFox and narrator. Practice in four.
T: It’s time for you to act.
What do you think of Mr Fox?…
You know Bobby and Sam, they talked in class.What are they talking about? Look and guess.
S: They are talking aboutsome funny things.
T: I like this game.Yesterday I played a funny game, that’s interesting.
S: They are talking aboutsome delicious food. (ice- creams, chicken)
S: Movies. The comingexaminations.
T: Maybe they’re talkingabout Miss Fox. Look, they are talking about the book called<GreatInventions>. This book tells us the great inventions all over the world. What’s this? Plane. We also call it aeroplane. And this one train. Who invented the aero plane and the train? Readculture time by yourselves.
T: … tell me.
T: Who can read it again? …Do you know the name of the inventors? Who invent the first plane? I think youknow it.
S: Brother Wright.
T: Now let’s get more information about the first plane.(视频录音)：Ahundred years ago, there were no planes. Then OrvilleWright and his brother Wilburmade the first plane.
The Wright brothers lived in the USA. They made bicycles.
The brothers watched birds.
Theywatched them fly in the sky.
Theywanted to fly like the birds.
They made a plane. They called it Flyer 1. On the 17th of December 1903,Wright climbed into the plane. The plane flew.
Not many people saw this first flight. Only four men and a boy watchedit. The plane did not fly very far: only36 meters. It did not fly very high: only 3 meters. It did not fly for verylong: only for 12 seconds. But it was the first plane!
T：Now tell us what you know about the first plane.
T: You know something about the first plane.What about the first train. Do you know this man? If you have interest, you can get something else from theInternet and know more about the first train.
T: The Americans and the British invented thefirst plane and train. They were brilliant. We Chinese people were also full ofwisdom. Look at the Four Great Inventions of ancient China. I think you knowthem. But do you know how to say them in English?
S: Paper making, printing, Gunpowder, compass.
T:We know the Four Great Inventions of ancient China. They are also great. Whatother inventions do you know? You may share in groups.
S:交流讨论。Bens invented the first car. Chinese inventedthe first newspaper. The American invented the first computer ‘安尼亚特’
T:I’m not sure about this. You can be my teacher.
S:Bell invented the telephone. Edison invented the light.
Chineseinvented the chopsticks. Luban invented the saw. Luban invented the umbrella,too.
T:You really know a lot about inventors.
S:British invented the football. E. Jackson invented the soap. A man namedsandwich invented sandwiches. The American/Australian invented ball pens.
T:You can look it up in the dictionary.
S:Chinese invented the writing brush.
T: You really know a lot than me. If you havesomething more to say, you can share in your groups after class.
(PPT) Look, there are some famous people. Doyou know them?
Bellinvented the telephone. Fleming invented penicillin. Edison invented the light.Watt invented the steam engine.
Allthese great inventions have changes our lives.
Do you want to be an inventor in the future?
S: Yeah, because I want to earn much money.
I don’t want to be an inventor, I want to bean engineer.
S: Because my father is an engineer.
S: I don’t want to be an inventor becausethat’s very hard.
S: I don’t want to be an inventor because it’sa little bit difficult for me.
S: I want to be an inventor because I want everyone to know my name.
T: That is a very good idea.
S: I don’t want to be an inventor because Idon’t have any dreams.
T: Is that true? You should have somedreams. When you grow up, you should have your own dream. Do you agree with me?Homework.