1. 题目：Body language around the world （初中）2018年1月
Our new foreign students are going to arrive very soon, and here are some ways to welcome them.
How close do you stand when you talk to a friend? You can stand close to people in the Middle East but don’t stand too close to North Americans! Give them more personal space.
How about touching people? Chinese girls often walk arm in arm with their friends. South Americans sometimes hold your arms when they talk to you, so you can’t move away! But in Britain many people don’t like other people to touch them at all.
Do you look at people when you talk? In some places, it isn’t polite to look at people when you talk, but in other countries it isn’t polite to look somewhere else. In Britain and the US, people usually look at each other when they talk.
And how do you say goodbye? That’s easy. Wave to say goodbye. But be careful! In Greece, it’s not at all polite! In fact, it’s very rude!
1) Knowledge aim
Students will be able to master the new words, and phrases, such as “personal, touch, rude”.
2) Ability aim
Students can be able to improve their reading skills, such as skimming for the main idea, and scanning for specific information.
3) Emotional aim
Students can understand the differences of body language all over the world, and learn to accept and respect them.
Important and difficult points
1) Important point
Students will be guided to master the new words, phrases and sentences.
2) Difficult point
How to cultivate students’ cross-cultural communication ability.
Teaching and learning methods
Situational teaching method; communicative teaching method; task-based teaching method; group work method; cooperation study method; independent study method
Step 1: Lead in
Playing a game: The teacher presents some pictures on the PPT about body language and asks students to act them out silently. Students are divided into four groups and have a competition.
Step 2: Pre-reading
Discussion: The teacher asks students to work in groups of four and discuss different body language they know around the world. After that, some representatives are invited to share their ideas.
Step 3: While-reading
Students read the passage quickly to get the topic sentence of each paragraph and then circle the new words and phrases. The teacher will explain the new words to students. Then he/she writes the new words on the blackboard.
Task1: Students read the passage and answer the questions.
Task2: Students read the passage carefully and complete the table on the PPT.
Step 4: Post-reading
Acting out: The teacher asks students to work in groups of four and acts out different body language according to the passage.
Step 5: summary and homework
Ask students to look at the blackboard and lead them to summarize what they have learned in the class.
Students finish the exercises in the textbook.
Students surf the Internet about more body language around the world.
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