Book 2 Unit 4College sweethearts
1.To talk about romantic love
2.To learn and apply the words and phrases of the text
3.Master the key language points and grammatical structures in the text
1.apply the phrases and patterns
2.to listen and discuss the importance of humanities
3.To critically think what makes wonder in their crisis-ridden marriage
Lead-in (Ss work in groups to discuss the following questions)
1.What are the modern dating practices?
Tips: casual dating, formal dating, speed dating, online dating, double dating, group dating, blind date…
2. Do you think it’s a good idea to date someone at college? Why or why not?
Tips: Yes, because:
? it’s an ideal place to find someone who has the same aspirations.
?through years of studying to gether, students get to know each other well.
? college has more choices than the workplace.
? love starting on campus is romantic and pure.
?No, because students need to concentrate on study, not to waste time dating.
3. In your opinion, what are the important qualities an ideal date should possess? Tips: responsible, smart, honest, considerate, understanding, diligent, rich, good-looking, funny, having the same interest……
4.Which is more important when it comes to marriage, one’s appearance or
Tips: Appearance, because I like to see someone who is good-looking. Character, because appearance will change as time goes by, while one’s character is essential to marriage.
1.Ss read the passage and discuss the following questions in groups
a.How do you understand the sentence “In a way, love just happens when you
least expect it”?
b.Why did the author think that Butch seemed a little weired although very cute?
c.Why did fear come over the author whem she started to fall in love?
1) New words: gaze, dynamic, proceed, coordinate, confess, commence,
disapprove, tempt, deserve
a. Sth.(a feeling) comes over s
b. when sb. does sth.
A feeling of relief came over me when I learned that he returned to the base
safe and sound
b. True, …, but sb. does sth. /the truth is…
True, life in big urban cities is convenient and enjoyable, but I always miss the childhood spent in the countryside where we could get in touch with nature and had more fun.
c. Despite sth., at one’s core, sb./sth. is…
Despite her elegant and gentle manner, at her core, she is strong-willed and resolute.
3.Structure of the text
The passage can be roughly divided into three parts.
Part I (Para. 1): This part is the introduction which prepares for the topic of love. The narrator now has two daughters who are at the age of dating. They believe that their parents had a romantic story heading for marriage from the very beginning. However, It’s not comple tely true. She started dating Butch not for love but for fun because she wanted to get away from her boring college life.
Part II (Para. 2-10): This is the major part of the narrative. It is interspersed with flashbacks of the narrator’s dating experience s. The story records the
long journey of love in a time sequence and describes in detail how she felt about Butch and how they together went through ups and downs for seven years before they finally got married.
Part III (Para. 11) This part echoes the beginning of the narration to reiterate that their love actually started with a casual attraction only but bloomed into a mature love for life. Having weathered the storm of love, their marriage now has turned out to be a long, romantic, sometimes crazy, love story, which sums up a 29-year long honeymoon.
Critical thinking (Activities performed in class)
1）What are the messages conveyed in the article?
?Life after marriage is different from that during dating.
?When dating, lovers show their best sides and conceal their weaknesses.
?Dating is also characteristic of romance and fantasy.
?After marriage, strengths and weaknesses of each other’s characters are revealed.
?Couples may feel a little bit confused and disappointed.
?It requires couples to adjust their attitudes and commit more effort to ensure a happy marriage.
2）Would you accept a long distance relationship? And why?
?True love can transcend everything.
?Distance makes the heart grow fonder.
?You will cherish each other more.
Viewing, listening and speaking
Unit 5 Relax and explore
1.listening to the world: sharing ,listening
2.speaking for communication : Imitation role-play
3.further practice in listening
1.talk about the activities shown in the pictures
2.Work in pairs and compare your answers.
Listening to the word
1.Ask Ss to watch a podcast to get its general idea and discuss their answers in
2.Ask Ss to watch a podcast and fill in the blanks.
3.Ask Ss to discuss the following questions based on what they have heard.
1.Which do you prefer to visit, a big city or a small town? Why??
2.Do you prefer to travel alone or with a group of friends? Why?
3.What kind of holidays do you like best?Why?
Work in pairs and role-play one of the following situations by using skills of making and taking orders in a restaurant.
Situation 1: Making orders based on Menu A
Situation 2: Making orders based on Menu B
Work in groups. Choose a town/city in China you think foreign tourists would most like to visit..